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THE BEK: OMAHA. FRIDAY, APRIL 16. 1000.
Tim Omaha Daily Ber
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STATEMENT OJ CIRCULATION.
State of Nehraaka, Douglaa County, aa:
George B. Tzschuck. treasurer of The Bea
Publishing company, being duly sworn, aaya
that the aceual number of full and complete
copies of The, Dally, Morning, Evening and
Sunday Bee printed during the .month of
jnarcn. is 7, was aa follows:
7. ... ...... 87,000 '
I. .i ...'.;.'. 39,940
I... ....... 39,100
11 33,330 ;
12..) 3,70 ,
13 t. . 39,100 ,
14 ..... 87,900 '
. m. ...
1. 80 - 1
Less unsold and returned ooplea.
, Net UUi 1,197.133
Dally average ........' 33,317
. GEORQK B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer.
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.before roe this 1st day of April. 1904.
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, TV H ELY OUT Or TOWN.
Babaerlaars leaving; tk lti teas -porarlly
skoald bust Tk'BM '
mailed to thens. AUrtM -will ha '
. changed aa often aa raejaeataaU
.Watered stocks are not believed to
be of any assistance to navigation.
Don't make fun of Pittsburg. Walt
until the spring, house-cleaning time Is
ended. . ' ' .
The southern Night Riders need a
change of mounts. Substitute the
hearse for ihe horse,
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Winter la the dull time for balloon
in 6, but with the advent of the base
bail Beasonj'ascenaions wllb be more
numerous' i. ; i
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(Illinois is still short one senator. It
has been a long time up to the present
bince Illinois failed to get all that was
coming to it.
'he government Is on the market
fop H, 000,000 worth of clothing for
the; army. That sort of orders ought
;Kew York Is agitating the widening
of Fifth avenue. 'Before that could be
accomplished the big hats are liable to
go out of style..".'- ' ;" ' -
A chair of fisheries is suggested for
the Chicago university. Tlie average
fisherman is content with a dry spot
of earth or a chunk.
Ono Nebraska senator wants lum
ber put on the free list and the other
waits hides taken off the free list.
That looks like a compromise.
In Washington Mr. Bryan is already
running for United States senator.
Here in Nebraska the time for him to
file his petition will not arrive for 'an
other year, , , .. .- .'r ,
Thirty-two killed in a religious riot
in Mexico is a pretty good record.
Wbat thoae Mexicans could do if they
really started out to have a fight is
The frequent contests of wills on
the ground the testator was not of
sound mind suggests the question
whether a sane man can accumulate a
really big fortune.
A Florida mob which lynched a man
was 80 considerate of htm that it gave
him a ride in an automobile Brat. No
danger,. Jaowever, that this style of
autolng 'will become popular.
Nebraska's , demo-pop law-makers
have decreed that buildings over two
stories blgh shall be equipped with
"one more flr escape." Prepare for
an influx of fire escape venders.
The iflDne-arj said to have se
cured control of the railroad lines, in
Manchuria. Just wait until Hill and
Harriman decide to invade the field
and connect them with the water
Tuberculosis germs are said to have
been found In milk In Milwaukee. Just
hy this ahoy 1J be of any Interest to
the residents of a place made famous
by- another kind of drink is not ex
If t ho. present fax for building
Dreadnaughts keeps up some nations
are likely to find themselves In as em
barrassing, a. poattion aa tbe man who
spent alt the money be had tor a pock-
Governor' SbaUenberger's approval
of the 8 o'clock cloalng law is Justified
by aim on tbe ground that it Is really
a measure for the benefit of the liquor
Interests. Strange how those prohibi
tionists should enthuxe over a law in-
Ubded to yiotect the liquor dealers.
Clinching1 Roosevelt . Policies.
Before hla Induction Into office Mr.
Taft repeatedly declared that the great
work of bla administration would be
to clinch the Rooaevclt policies and
render effective the reforms started
under the administration of his prede
cessor. The time was not sufficient
after the enactment of legislation un
der Roosevelt to do more than make a
start toward giving the country the
full benefits. Both prudence and com
mon sense dictate that the ground
gained ahould be thoroughly secured
before plunging into other problems.
Otherwise the administration would
inevitably find itself with a multitude
of tasks undertaken and ' little per
formed. The Interests against whose miscon
duct the Roosevelt policies were di
rected would like nothing better than
to have the administration of Mr. Taft
yield to Ill-considered clamor to strike
out into new fields. The president now
serves notice on all that the adminis
tration Is not to be moved, from Its
purpose. The Departments of Justice,
Commerce and Labor and Interior have
particularly to do with these reforms,
and their beads, together with the In
terstate Commerce 'commission, have
been called together to consult regard
ing future procedure. - Co-operation
by all the departments charged with
working out these problems gives
promise of tangible results.
No method has yet been discovered
of curing the Ills of the body politic by
the wave oT a magic legislative wand
or the simple running amuck of actions
at law. The interests to be combatted
have been -so-thoroughly Intrenched
that intelligent, concerted effort is still
necessary. Mr. Taft has assured the
people there will be no backward step
and he is going about it in the logical
way. i '
Senate Democrats Floundering.
Xtter fcouj hours of conference sen
ate democrats reached ho conclusion
except that they could not agree. De
mocracy J n the upper body is evidently
Just as' hopelessly divided as it Is in
the lower, house. At the end of the
session it was announced that a reso
lution had been adopted to present a
program for An income tax, substantial
reductions In the tariff schedules and
particularly for a cut in the duties on
the necessities of life. Even with such
a general declaration it waa necessary
to provide that the action of the con
ference should not be binding on the
members, aa some announced in ad
vance that they would not support the
General debate on the tariff bin was
postponed in the senate in order that
the democrats could get together, but
the effort has shown the futility of it,
Tbe republican fctnators are finding
themselves" In the same situation as
their party colleagues in the house
under the necessity or going aneaa ana
passing a tariff bill without the aid ofJ
the democrats as a party organization;
Following on the heels of the numer-i
ous other Internal disagreements the
complete demoralization of the party
organization over the tariff points to
the conclusion that democracy as a na-v
tional force can no longer be rallied
even with the battle "Cry "I object."
which has heretofore been potent when
the republicans' proposed anything. '
Adjournment of Congress.
Senate leaders express the opinion
that the special session of congress will
adjourn by the. first of June and there
appears to be no reason at this time
to question the accuracy of this fore-
cant. It this shall be accomplished the
wishes of the president and the coun
try will be complied with. On the ad
vice of Mr. Taft congress has confined
itself strictly to the business it was
called upon to transact and by so doing
results are being accomplished.
Revision of the tariff was .under
taken in response to' a '.universal de
mand and pending the consummation
of the work business in all lines neces
sarily balta. The schedules are so nu
merous that they affect directly or in
directly every business interest In the
country and until the provisions of the
new law are a certainty no prudent
man goes beyond immediate require
ments with manufacturing enterprises,
and even in that the future Is apt to be
If congress shall accomplish Its leg
islative task and adjourn by June It
will have general approval.
Death of Ex-Senator Butler.
In the death of former Senator
Matthew C. Butler o South Carolina
the south loaes one of Its notable fig
urea. From the breaking out of the
civil' war until advancing years put a
stop to hla activities he was prominent
in all the affairs of the aouth and a
leader of sentiment In that section. In
the civil war he roae from the rank of
captain to that of major general and
lost a leg In the service of the confed
eracy. The war over, hla election to
the legislature in 1866 and subsequent
years made him a conspicuous figure
In the reconstruction period. The year
1877, tbe practical close or that period,
found him in the United States senate,
where he served until 1889, wheat the
rule of the old-time- aristocracy in
South Carolina gave way to Tillman
The moat conspicuous feature of his
career was the course taken by him in
bringing about a better understanding
between the north and the aouth. He
waa not only a leader, but a pioneer In
tbe movement which has resulted In
the rapid etfaoement of sectional lines,
a service which won nlra recognition
during the Spanish-American war by a
commission aa a major general of vol
unteers. Tbe country will long remember the
men who first recognized both the fu
tility and the Injury which the per
petuation of sectional strife was doing
to both north and south. In the case
of -the aoutherner, particularly, wltb
the sting of defeat still rankling, it re
quired both foresight and courage, for
it meant temporary ostracism .from
former friends. General Butler pos
sessed the qualities which made him
a potent leader In the movement. The
south can look up to him as one who
went down to defeat with them and
then led them up out of the slough of
Such a Haste.
Why are 'the people of Omaha asked
by the Water board to vote $6,600,000
of bonds at this particular time?
Why this haste to get ready to bor
row money to pay a judgment which
may be rendered in a caae which can
not be even argued In the supreme
court for six to eight months?
From the very start those high
priced Water board lawyers have been
telling us that they are sure to win out
in all their water works litigation and
that the appraisement of $6,263,
295.49 will never stand. Are they
getting cold feet, or were they bunco
ing us all the time?
If you had a law suit which your
attorneys had been telling you you
were certain to win and had gotten
you to pay them $50,000 to $60,000
in retainers and feea as they went
along and then suddenly came to you
before the appeal was aet fof hearing
and advised you to negotiate a mort
gage on your property right away and
get ready to fork over, what would
you think of them? Wouldn't you
think the other side had been busy?
In this water works litigation the
apparent over-haste of the Water
board bond boosters is still more strik
ing when the wording of the law la
considered. Water Bill No. 2, relating
to the purchase of the water plant,
which is the law under which the
Water board is supposed to be now
Said water board shall have aole u
thotity and power to act on behalf of
such city In 'all matters pertaining
thereto, Including the appointment of ap
praisers whenever required: the general
supervision of any resulting appraise
ment; the acceptance or rejection of any
award resulting from any such appraise
ment; and of all other negotiations con
nected with or pertaining to the acquisi
tion of such water plant. Provided, that
ao acceptance of any snob appraisement
shall bo binding upon such city unless
bonds are voted for the acquisition of
such water plant under sack appraise
ment. First and foremost, so far as the
records of the Water board go, there
is no award and there la no acceptance
of any appraisement to be ratified by
the people. On the contrary, the rec
ords of the Water board show (1)
that the pretended appraisement
signed by two engineers, from which
the third dissented, was rejected; (2)
that the Water board appointed an
other engineer to represent the city,
calling on the water company to ap
point a second engineer to - proceed
with a new appraisement under the
purchase clause; (3) that on refusal
of the water company to name Its en
gineer or to acquiesce in the rejection
of the appraisement the city rescinded
its action electing to buy and employed
experts to draw plans for a new water
works to be constructed without re
gard to the existing plant. It the
Water board records show, and the
water works lawyers contend, that
there is no "acceptance" of any ap
praisement to be voted on, how will
voting $6,600,000 in water bonds at
'his time be a ratification of the ac
ceptance? In the next place, the bond proposi
tion as formulated by the Water board
attorneys and submitted to the people
does not even refer to the appraise
ment. It ,1s simply a straight-out ls
ue of bonds for the general purpose
of acquiring a water plant. Tbe sec
tion requiring popular ratification of
the award was not In Water Bill No. 1,
but was Inserted in Water Bill No. 2
on demand of the editor of The Bee In
order that the people might have a
veto upon any deal the Water board
might undertake to make with the
owners of the water company. No
reading of the law, except by twisting
the ordinary meaning of the words,
can be made to give the Water board
a right to assume that the voting of a
blanket bond issue, with no reference
to any appraisement, fulfills the con
dition that "no acceptance of any such
appraisement shall be binding" unleas
bonds are voted "under such appraise
nlent.'' If the supreme court of tbe United
States six months to a year hence
should decree that the city of Omaha
muat pay $6,263,295.49 for the water
plant under its contract, there will be
plenty-of time to vote the bonds after
the judgment is entered, and It may be
doubted whether any bond issue now
voted will avoid the necessity of voting
again after the appraisement la ac
cepted. Perhaps those democratic law
makers down in Texas hesitated to
follow Mr. Bryan'a command to enact
a guaranty deposit law in order to find
out first whether the deposit law put
on the statute books under Mr. Bryan'a
direction In hla own home state will
If the constitution doea not count
aa a bar to a state senator accepting
from the governor k prohibited ap
pointment to the NoVmal board, why
should a little thing like failure of the
Normal board bill to repeal an
amended law cut any figure?
We will know pretty soon whether
Governor Sballenberger'8 supreme
court appointees or Governor Shel
don's supreme court appointees are
atandlng on constitutional ground.
But then If there are to be no party
nominations for judges thl year the
demo-pop desire to make political cap
ital, which was back of tbe whole deal,
will be disappointed whichever way it
Boston wool buyers are scouring
Wyoming trying lo buy the season's
clip. Because the results of storing in
Omaha last year Instead of trusting to
the tender mercies of long distance
buyers was so satisfactory, the east
erners are making little headway. The
Omaha market offers a mutually sat
isfactory deal to Wyoming and the
sheepmen are showing they appreciate
The legislature of the state of Wash
ington is debating some freak lega
tion on the marriage question. There
is a second-hand stock of freak bills,
covering a wide field, on file at Lln-
'coln which the Washlngtonlans can
have at reduced prices If their own
supply runs short.
Two local newspapers that de
nounced the award of the appraisers
at $6,263,296.49 In moat unmeasured
terms are now advising the people to
vote $6,600,000 In water bonds to take
the plant at this price. What pro
doced the change?
Considering their moderate experi
ence, the rejuvenated Turks are show
ing themselves Industrious cabinet
makers. They have turned out the
second complete set since the advent
of the new regime only a few months
Now that the doctors have succeeded
In amputating the appendix from a
majority of the people, they have dis
covered a new disease, pellagra. It
threatens to become as fashionable aa
l uderaeorlaat His Words.
When a man of Mr. Hoosevelfa peculiar
temperament encounters a liar he finds It
difficult to hold converse with him In
diplomatic and strictly conventional lan
guage. One of Prosperity's Poll.
In ten years the Vnlted States has ex
ported $16,000,000 worth of condensed milk,
which proves that the cow and the can are
Important factors In the commercial pros
perity of this great land.
Tren4 of the Times.
Charleston News and Courier.
When Louisiana follows Cannon and
Payne In congress, who shall say that she
will repudiate a republican candidate for
president, who believes In a white man's
government of the . aouth?
A Classical Reminiscence.
New York Sun.
Medea boiled a ram In a caldron and It
coma out a tender lamb, aa Innocent, help
less and pitifully bleating aa that modern
fiction, "the ultimate consumer."
Will Hon. Bereno Klisha Payne know the
house tar If bllL-when the senate gets
through with tt-i' .
By Way; of - Information.
It Is our painful duty to disillusionize
certain esteemed contemporaries. "Moolcy,"
the benign, beautiful, and altogether lovely
White House cow. has not yet chewed up
all the grass on . the White House lawn.
In fact, "Mooley" Is not permitted to graze
on the aforesaid lawn, and never has been.
She Is a modest back-lot cow.
t acle Sana's .Income Improving.
Increasing treasury receipts are again re
ported by the assistant secretary, who
points out that they are not far behind
those of 1907, and materially ahead of those
of 190S. The principal deficiency now Is
In Internal revenue receipts. The natural
deduction Is that It may be less Important
to provide new revenue In the tariff bill
than to get It out of the way and give
business a chance.
K BR A SKA'S PAINT LAW.
Dealer Mnst Get Rid of Bark M am
American Paint and Oil Dealer.
Of all the forty or more billa affecting
the paint Industry and Introduced this win
ter only one has passed, vlx: In Nebraska,
which, with the one parsed last year In
Vermont, goes Into, effect July 1, IM.
These two bills radically affect the
stocks on hand,' regardless of the provisions
in both laws which waive the formula re
quirement of such goods already In dealer's
hands, for obviously, with emphasis thus
placed by the state on the supposed Im
portance of the formula label, tho peopls
of these two states must already be looking
askance at anything In the paint line that
bears no formula, though presumably they
will continue buying food and drug stuffs,
soaps, cigars and all other proprietaries
(bearing no formula) with continued equan
imity. Their caution in regard to paint,
however, will have some baaia In Nebraska,
where the mere possession of paint without
the formula label, either "for sale or use,"
la declared prima facie' evidence of viola
tion of the law, with fines and jail sen
tences uncomfortably suggested, and many
may not understand that they have only to
prove that this' paint was In the state be
fore, the law became effective.
A& best, all this unlabeled paint will be
a back number after July 1, and obviously
no manufacturer can afford to take back,
or exchange such goods. Nor can he af
ford to send formula labels, for almost
every maker has been improving his for
mula from year to year, and the dealer
would share his reluctance to place formula
lands on good's bought at various times,
and perhaps from varloua makers, Jobbers,
etc., with all the responsibility therefor,
A similar situation presented Itself In
Iowa when the formula law was adopted
there several years ago, and a simple cal
culation showed that the return or ex
change of goods on hand would bankrupt
the manufacturer. Much demoralisation
and loaa waa caused before dealers seised
the situation, and then there were hurried
"closing-out sales." with additional loss,
though later the provision protecting stocks
on hand was extended to November I, 1!09.
and now th lateet advices are that the
Iowa officials consider the law uncon
stitutional, or Inoperative at least, and de
cline to enforce it.
Iowa dealers should continue cautious,
however, until the law is repealed or an
official announcement Is given out by
Commissioner Wright, and Nebraska and
Vermont dealera ahould Immediately recog
nise the situations In their ststrs and plan
such spring painting campaigns as they
never pushed before. In no other way nan
they move slocks on hand before this paint
becomes back-number stock, publicly known
aa such and salable enly by sufferance.
Around New York
SUpplea ea th Owrreni of life
as Beea In th Great Amertoaa
Metropolis from Day Day.
Thomas F. Rvan.- P. A. R. Wldener and
Thomas IVilsn and the estates of Wllllnm
C. Whitney and William U Elklns Jointly
forked over a rherk for $W.a2.SJ to the
Metropolitan Seeuritlps company a few
days ago. The rheek was the answer snd
confession of Judgment to a suit Instituted
by the company for return of a pot of
n oney squeetrd oit of dead franchises
hypotlieosted by a combine of Philadelphia
snd New York traction promoters when the
Metropolltan-Intorurban whale swallcwed
minor Jonahs some ten yeara ago. When
the traction whale was getting Its pppetlte
In shape for business In IK, Anthony N.
Brady picked up the remains of the bank
rupt Wall Hlreet and Cortlandt Ferries
railway company, Intending to b'ow some
life Into It. The combine told Brady he
would burn hla fingers In the deal. Brady
aoon realised that he waa "up agnlnst It."
and agreed to turn the remains over to
Ryan. Whitney and associates for J'JSO.Ono.
In due time, as Brady testified two years
ago, he received a cheek frem. the Metro
politan Securities compt ny, but to his sur
prise It wbs for $9S,)7.19. Instead of for
fcSO.000. With the check was a memoran
dum from Mr. Whitney Instructing Mr.
Brady to deposit the check and get the
money and then to draw his personal
checks to the order of William C. Whitney,
Thomaa F. Ryan, Thomas Dolan, William
I Elklna and P. A. B. Wldener for $111',
662.78 each and to pay to Moore A Schley,
bankers and brokers, tl34.02S.92. The total
of these six checks was tX2,Zl.X2. and the
amount remaining for Mr. Brady waa 1273,
314.37. Mr. Brady testified that he fol
lowed tho Instructions. This Is the loot
now returned by the promote! s.
Evelyn Cook, 17 years old, who lives at
631 West Fifty-first street, waa ascending
the New York Central tracks In Park
avenue, at Ninety-seventh street, when she
was set upon by two boys, who thrust her
against the wall, took two $1 bills from
the pocket of her Jacket and fled.
It was done ao quickly that the girl was
taken by surprise, but she wasted no time
In screaming. Instead she gave chase and
pursued the two to One Hundredth street.
There they turned In their tracks and ran
back, but Miss Cook was after thorn again,'
and at Ninety-seventh street she. caught
one of the boys. ... ,
This time It was his turn to be surprised
for she got a kind of half-Nelson on him,
bore him to the ground and sat on him.
fehc screamed then In order to bring help
and Policeman Hartmeycr came along and
arrested the boy. In the East One Hundred
nd Fourth street station the bills were
found in his pocket. The other boy es
caped. Figures by the New Tork Board of Health
established that since January 1, 1908. seven
lives a month, most of them children a, oir
and average, have been sacrificed to the
erase for automobile speed In that city.
The number of fatalities resulting from
improper manipulation of motor cars be
tween January 1. 1908. and April 1. 1909, was
101. This Includes persons run down ana
killed while riding In cars In accidents.
There have been seventeen automobile
fatalities In the three months ended March
31. 1009. '
There appears to be an Impression among
motor car owners .and drivers tnat me
streets between the curb llnea are for the
exclusive use of vehicles, except at cross
ings. They want a law passed which will
relieve from responsibility any motor car
driver running down a person anywhere
but on a crossing.
A fair conception of the millions of dol
lars which annually are loured Into the
treasuries of the traction companies of
Greater New York Is shown in a summary
of the reports of the compunles for the
last quarter of 1908, Issued by the public
service commission. The gross earnings
of twenty-seven llnea from operation were
117.788,998. and operating expenses $10.
712,836, leaving net earnings of 7,085.351.
Other Income amounted to 1.0O7.8t,8, making
the total net Income 8,0S6,3fiO. The South
field Beach railroad had a total groBS In
come of only 190, against which are
charged operating expenses of $153 and
taxes of 125. leaving a deficit for the quar
ter nearly 200 times the road's income. The
total asxets of all twenty-seven companies
. , l l 1 1 V. I H , I a tVJi .
are ..!. ""nu i"' " " -
Borne lime In 1911, probably early in tne
. . a. U1I. 1IVva.ar
spring, New York a great puuuv :
now building In Bryant park will be opened
to the public. Those who have fretted
over the delay may find consolation in the
fact that the building Is being constructea
of marble as perfect as H is po.oio i
quarry.. About 30.000 tons of marble have
been used. To illustrate how close was the
selection It will only be necessary to say
that fully fi0.00C.fOT tons were rejeciea ut
fore the selection of the 30.000 tons was
made, . m ,,t
The three great public HDranea oi i.u.
clty-the Astor. the Lnox. ana me inu..
were consolidated under the name of the
New York Public Library on may w. joao.
Th. sward In the competition for the erec
tion of the new building waa In November,
1897 The removal of the old reservoir and
the actual work of laying the foundation
were begun tn the following May. i ne
cornerstone was i"iu c...
The roofing was finished In 1908.
The total rost of tne DUiiuing win no
about fi ,000.000.
In the outer room of a Wall atreet office
this sign was posiea
Please do not whistle; we do all tnat our-
the building evidently saw a funny sido
to the notice, for within an hour more than
twenty of them asked: "When do you
whistle?" "When does the concert begtnT"
"How much for a ticket ?' and similar
queries. The sign came down after two
days, and' the manager of the office has
had It replaced by one bearing in agarea
sively bold letters simply the words, "Don't
Important Decision In Ibe Making.
It looks as though the t'nlted States su
preme court might be divided on the forth
coming decision In the so-called commodi
ties or coal-roads-ln-lnierstate-commerce
case. Deluy In rendering the Judgment Is
so being Interpreted In Wall street, which
hangs expectantly on the Monday's Wash
ington news from week to week. The cause
turns on tho question whether the power
of congress to regulate lnteratate commerce
Involves the power to prohibit in any caae.
It will therefore be a decltion of large Im
portance,' however It goes.
PI a la Its tut Uawa.
The Civil Service Reform iulh... i.
entitled to congratulation. Th cenaua of-
nee ror the first time In history Is going
over to Ihe reformed basis, and a atal
vart sdvocste pf merit system occupies
the White House on what inni. 1 1
elght-year lease. Prospects of this reform
were never more lavoralile than uow.
One million women simply,
detest washing dishes because they?
have not yet found the right way
If you were compelled to do all your house
work in the way your mother did before you, it
would be almost unbearable.
And still many women ding to the ancient
soap route when washing dishes.
There's a better way, an easier way, a safer way.
GOLD DUST added to your dish-water will
make your dishes whiter and cleaner than they
ever can be made without it That's the better way.
GOLD DUST, unlike soap, cleans more than
the surface. It goes deep after germs and hidden
iooa panicles, ana sterilizes everytning it toucnes.
lhat s the saler way.
GOLD DUST does
lii"1 rvirf rf a 4-no1
your assistance, because uwi p
begins to dissolve and clean cXJt
the moment it touches the
water. That's the easier
Made by THE N. K.
Makers of FAIRY
Kx-President P.oosevelt has started a
French branch cf the Ananlaa club.
William Thomas Hayward, conceded to
be the best Jockey of his day, died at hie
home In Sussex, N. J. He was In his sixty
fifth year, having been born at Northamp
ton, England, December 21, 1814.
John Naln Haxletf. dean of the news
paper profession In Pittsburg, died there
after a long illness of stomach trouble. He
was 69 years old and for forty years was
city editor of the leader, retiring recently
on account of his health.
Benjamin J. Ing. who has been In the
first , rank of American musicians for a
third of a century as a pianist, teacher,
conductor and organlier. and whom Liszt
called his best pupil, died In Boston after
an extremely brief Illness at the age of 71
A real Joke has been cracked In the Eng
lish Parliament, where a member moved to
subai.lute "paralyie'1 for "anvnd" In th
stereotyped form cf preamble to the Irish
land bill. In soberly ruling the amend
ment out of order, the cnalrman sustained
the dignity of the house.
Mm. Jennie F. M.tcalf of Winchester
has Just won the private aecretaryshlp in
one of the largest Knglish tea firms In the
world at a salary of H.&OO a year and all
expenses. The place was awarded by a
competitive examination. In which there
were some twenty-five competitors, sixteen
of whom were men. Th appointment I
for three yeara and she is to go first to
Hongkong and then-to India.
The best armed monarch lh Europe today
Us the new Caar Ferdinand of Bulgaria,
His bedroom is tilled wltn weapons wmcn
are not there for any ornamental purpose,
but for use. The sinister collection In
cludes guns, revolvers, dagger, and here
and there on chairs are cudgels and
knuckle dusters. A small and wicked look
ing revolver, with all Its chambers loaded,
lies at the head of his bed. Though he
takes all these precautions. Ferdinand la a
courageous man, but he auffera at night
from a constant dread of assassination.
0 KATHKRS COKUHK89.
Mere Man Mnst Take His Mealctae
and Look Pleaaaal.
From the bench Judge Peatsek of New
York has announced the decision that "the
father Is not lord of the household; he has
no absolute rights; he cannot' dictate but
he must get the consent of the wife on all
matters pertaining to the education and
bringing up the children."
It haa been noted that in recent yeara
the typical father haa relinquished or has
been forced to abandon, a direct interest In
the training of the young. On the vital
subject of child culture, now rated as a
science, he has offered no advice and no
body has thought It worth while to appeal
to him for suggestions. This matter Is
monopolised by mothers' clubs and mothers'
congresses at which the nearest thing to
male representation la an occasional ad
dress by a young college professor. The
father has made no protest against his
humiliating exclusion, but he shsmelessljr
confines himself to the silent role of thb
family provider. Of his formal dethrone
ment as the lord of the household by the
courts of law he has nothing to say.
Long ago Mr. Howells, a professional
and minute student of woman, warned
man of hla Impending overthrow as an
authority in Intellectual matters. He de
clared that woman, having emancipated
herself from the narrowing drudgery of
the household, devotes her time furiously
to her mind's growth. She does most of
the serious reading In books, which are
written mainly for her and chiefly hy her,
and Is also the more thorough reader of
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SOAP, the oval cake.
the newapaper. She knows (nor Of the
crafts and arts of the professions and of
the sciences than does the average man.
8he can drive a nail without smashing a
thumb, which few men can do). Her club
life Is Intellectual, while that of man Is
sensual. She Is the better 'parliamentarian,
having made a fierce study of manuals
and rules if order. She, Is 'an orator" and
a debater aa well ks an essayist and her
club meetings are. lively, Interesting and
Instructive. She. knows what . she wants
and does not atop wit H the . adoption of
fruitless resolutions.' as witness the cam
paign of the English suffragettes.
This Is the well-equipped mother who ns
undertaken - to rear h - children, and If
the father Is not glad to have her do It,
at least he has hot the temerity o fay
so. Certainly It Js no. father who sug
gests a fathers' congress with the object
of wresting the boy from women's rule.
The call Is made by a number Of male
high school principals who feel th In
creasing pressure of woman's competition.
It Is they who . cry out, that' the father
should assert himself and train the boy.
"In a man's way."
SAID IN FUN.
Drummer Ton boosted for" flie ' school
committee to get a pretty school teacher
from the town? Why, you haven't any
Storekeeper Jason-v -ibu't. stranger, I
had an eye on business. As soon as the
pretty "teacher arrived all th big boya be
gan sneaking down here and buying hair
oil, clean collars and sweet soap by lite
wholesale. Chicago News.
" : v -J- X
, "Ifiinjny. ln't & reason w&y Kag-
land wants to., build eo nianv JJroadV
noughta?'', V A V t 1 "t :
"What la the- reaaoh? 11 1 '
"Apparently, because they nre.-dreadllig
everything." Baltimore" Amefic&ft.. (, e .
"Dad." Said Ike' victim Sf tthapateraal
palm, "you're awfully- Tue4V v
. "Why so. son?"
"'Cause you don't lick me jottensr."
"Whafa that?" . -
"If you licked me oftener rd get tougher
and It wouldn't hurt so much." Cleveland
Plain Dealer. v
First Hunter That breech loader of yours
Is a good gun, but the sights are very
8econd Hunter Yes, that's right. In
other words. It Is more honored In., the
breeeh than In the observance. Boston
"You people have a primary law out here.
How do you like It?"
"Suits me first rate. Give me chance
to take a whack at a bum iongresman
without going outalde of my party to do
It." Chicago Tribune.
"His speeches." said the mild mannered
scoffer, "remind me of those of Cicero."
"In what respect?"
"Nobody reads them except under com
pulsion." Washington Star. .
"flow la Dr. Jones getting on?"
"Doing wonderfully well.
"Do you suppose he will sucoees In carv
ing out a fortune?"
"I guess, he removed tha appendix of fiur
wealthiest cltlsen a couple af.weeka ago."
"The appendix, eh? What did he get out
"An automobile." Houston Post.
THE HOMESTEADER'S DAY.
(Dedicated to Ju Ige Wltten.)
How bright the morn, after drowsy Night
Hss fled before the slanting rays of sun,
The ambient air Is tires th of pure delight,
And makes a joy or labor to be done.
The rolling sweep where fertile scree lav
Glows broadening in golden light of day.
Full on the hope of harvest's pro ml so rsrp.
Will come contentment and surcease from
Now steals the night, with soft shadows
horn ' '
I'pon the wings of aephyrs. Incensa laden,.
And dulls In heavy sleep until the morn
The carea of Earth, with visions sweet of
Gregory, 8. D.
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