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STATEMENT 0 CinCTJLATION.
State of Nehraeka, Douglaa County. a:
Oeorge B. Ttschuck, treasurer of The Bee
Publishing company, bring duly aworn. aaya
that the actual number of full and wmpiete
copies of The IDally. Mornlnff. Kvenlng and
Sunday Bee printed during the month of
March. U, wan as follows:
1 SS,B30 17 M.M
3S.1SO 11 3,M
t 38,300 19 99,000
SS.SflO 10 St. 390
( S8.S30 21 :7,B50
SS.710 i: 88,980
ST.OOO 21 38.970
38, MO 24 38330
M.100 21 it.MO
334)90 2 S9.360
II 39,830 !T 9,680
1 39,670 l 37,400
I 39.100 2 39,090
I 37,300 10 38,870
J 38,980 II 43,360
Less unaold and returned copiea. . 10,399
Net total 1,197,130
Dally average 38,917
GEORGE a TZ8CHUCK- Treasurer.
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before ma this lat day cf April. 1909.
M. P. WALKER,
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As chronicled In his own paper,
"Con. Hitchcock returns." We think
Broker Patten has discovered that
even a lamb will make a fuss when the
wool is clipped too close.
The comforting news is given out
that frost has not as yet damaged the
peach crop. We may be happy yet.
Several days of base ball and not an
umpire killed yet. If this thing keeps
up the Insurance companies may take
umpires off the ineligible list.
A private citizen who would pass as
many bad bills as the late Nebraska
legislature would find himself under
the necessity of hunting a bail boud.
The revolt of the Nebraska colonels
has not as yet produced any apprecia
ble results. The instigators better take
lessons from their Turkish brethren.
A Chicago youth started out by fall
ing in love, then went to writing
poetry and Anally fell into crime. That
poetry must have been something
, fWashington society women making
up the Twentieth Century club have
enlisted in a street-cleaning campaign
with brooms and brushes. Wonder if
it will become contagious.
Omaha fruit jobbers are protesting
against the tariff duty on lemons. By
all means keep lemons on the free list
so that everyone entitled to a lemon
may get one handed to him.
Now, If silver and wheat had only
been hitched together like Siamese
twins, according to Bryanite plans and
specifications, wouldn't those silver
bullionairea be pocketing their profits?
New York proposes to stop newspa
pers from printing, the odds on horse
races. If the real oddB could be ob
tained and printed the sucker end of
the betting game would go by default.
A new Iowa law limits the number
of saloons to one for each thousand of
population, but by oversight no allow
ance is made In Council Bluffs for the
Omaha men sure to be thirsty after
8 p. m.
People must be glad to be assured
that a "generation hence" Bryan will
be no "myth." As few of us expect to
be here more than one generation it
will have to be verified by those who'
am after us. '
The faculty of Willamette university
announces that It has broken up the
kissing habit at that institution. Wil
lamette may have a wise faculty, but
it is a safe, guess there iq ope. thing its
members do not know."
Attorney General Thompson has
gone to a great deal of trouble to draw
the line of demarcation between a ho
tel cafe and a hotel. The hotel guest
who can't find the cafe is too rare to
justify so much attention.
With ice so plentiful and heavy as
to block the flow of Niagara river Buf
fs le tee dealers are announcing an In
crease In price on account of alleged
shortage. The Buffalo dealers are
disingenuous, to say the least.
Just to let the house get Its record
on straight the senate has permitted
the return of the tariff bill to allow a
surgical operation on a comma. The
operation promises to be successful
sad It is to be hoped the patient will
aooa be out of the hospital
Object Lesson in the Tariff.
Dispatches announcing preparation
for removal to this country of several
French silk manufactories present an
objert lesson on the value of protec
tion more potent than columns of ar
gument. The American market Is
confessedly the best in the world, anrt
In order to reach It effectively and to
the best advantage to themselves,
French silk manufacturers, with an
Invested capital of $10,000,000, are
going to move their plants to the
This means to the country an addi
tion of no mean proportions to its in
dustrial output, a retention at home
of money that has previously gone
abroad for the manufactured product
and the addition of a large clement to
the working force of the country who
will live on the American scale.
France offers the same advantages
to the manufacturer of silk that It has
for generations. The skilled labor Is
there. It Is cheap, the raw material is
as easily obtainable there as here and
climatic conditions are all that could
be desired. But the market is here.
Protection has already done much
to transfer the silk Industry to the
United States and this move demon
strates that It Is continuing to work
out the problem of industrial su
premacy. Arguments over schedules
and differences over the amount of
protection which the various indus
tries need are something over which
it Is not surprising there should be
differences, but the logic of events
puts beyond cavil the underlying principle.
Increase in the Grain Area.
So far as the present Is concerned,
Canada is doing much to settle the
question of the food supply of the
world. Reports from the Canadian
northwest are to the effect that In
large sections the area sown to wheat
will be twice that of last year and all
over the wheat-growing provinces the
increased acreage is well up to that
The last year for which production
figures are available is 1907, when the
wheat production of Canada was 96,
600,000 bushels, or only a little over
twice as much as Nebraska raised dur
ing the same season. The year 1908
witnessed a great influx of settlers
Into the country and a largely in
creased acreage, which is being dupli
cated the present season. -A glance
st the map of the wheat producing
portions of Canada will show that a
crop of 96,600,000 bushels represents
but a fraction of the ultimate capacity
of the country and that millions of
acres still remain untitled.
With the incentive to cultivation
which the prices of not only the pres
ent but of recent years offer, there it
every reason to believe wheat produc
tion from that source will solve for
some time to come the question where
withal the world shall be fed.
Education and Crime.
A colored man up for sentence in
St. Louis for crime, after several simi
lar experiences, has given as his ex
cuse that education has made him a
criminal. He asserts that he is a grad
uate of a leading eastern university
and that but for his college education
he would have been content to live the
life of a menial and would not have
been led into criminal acts. He boldly
declares that education' will be the
ruination of the colored race.
The assertion Itself suggests the
answer. He had not been ruined by
education, though his inherent capac
ity for evil as well as for good may
have been, and doubtless was, In
creased thereby, just aa the same
cause would have produced the same
effect in a white man. Rather than
too much education, It is evident his
education had fallen short. Educa
tion Increases capacity and when di
rected into right channels and carried
to its proper conclusion can have no
other result thsn the development of
character as well as of intellect. By
broadening the vision, education un
doubtedly tends to produce a certain
discontent with conditions as they ex
ist, but it carries along with that dis
content a deBire for that which is bet
ter and through this the world's prog
ress comes. Inertia Is not a characteris
tic of the human race. It either goes
backward or forward and the colored
man is no exception to the rule. He
must keep step with the world's prog
ress and development or fall farther
and farther to the rear and he ran
progress with the rest of humanity
only by equipping himself education
ally to meet the conditions which sur
President and Filipino Tariff.
The recommendations of President
Taft concerning the Filipino tariff
carry with them particular weight,
not only as coming from the president,
but from his exceptional opportunities
of knowing of conditions there and In
the United States and their relation to
each other. He has at all times de
clared himself In favor of a policy for
the mutual benefit of. the islands and
the United States, to the end that the
Islands' be built up to their full capa
bilities. In their relation to similar indus
tries in the United States the figures
of population and area of the Philip
pines have unquestionably led to er
ror in . estimating the effect which
reciprocity with the islands might
have upon the revenue and industries
of the home country. That Mr. Taft
is in a position tt understand this bet
ter than uiiy man !n public life is
hardly a. matter of controversy. The
United Slates has spumed a burden
there and lain honor sod duty bound
to carry it to the point where it can
safely mid with justice be laid down.
Mr. Tart's every interest, both as a
citizen and as an official Is to protect
the interests of the Filipinos without
sacrifice of any other interest. There
is neither politics nor personal ag
grandizement in recommending any
course other than that which would
be mutually beneficial', and congress
can well afford to give heed to his
recommendations on this subject. '
How to Raise Omaha's Standing.
I The platform declaration made In
behalf of the republican city ticket In
the present campaign concludes with
an appeal to the voters, Irrespective of
party, to put the question of good mu
nicipal government and the credit and
standing of Omaha above partisan
We doubt whether even the most
deep-dyed democrat would be brash
enough to maintain that the outgoing
democratic city administration has
added anything to Omaha's prestige
in the eyes of the country generally.
And no one not stricken with party
blindness can fall to see the damage
which has been done by having Omaha
advertised far and wide as in the cow
Omaha people visiting in other cities
have been constantly chagrined and
humiliated by being reminded of the
discreditable performances of their
official representatives at home and,
Instead of being free to proclaim
dmaha's virtues and beauties, they
have been compelled to explain .and to
apologize for the odium brought on us
by those at the holm of our municipal
Nothing would . so redound to
Omaha's credit and lift its standing
abroad as a decisive vote of disap
proval of the cowboy administration
and the election of the republican
candidates for mayor and other city
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
cast. If 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 halts. The schedules are so nu
merous that they affect directly orin--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
overdlscounted. ' ,
If congress shall accomplish Us leg
islative task and adjourn by June it
will have general approval.
Denver is discussing the advisability
of creating a district within which only
fireproof buildings may be constructed.
Denver today stands as an example of
what stringent building regulations
can accomplish without stopping build
ing operations and now intends to go
a step farther. When there is a real
demand buildings will be erected, and
If cities will not permit the planting of
shacks, something beter will go up.
An eastern college professor has an
nounced that girls who work make the
best wives. The trouble with this
theory is the girl who works is so busy
making her living that the girl who
has no other occupation than the effort
to get married frequently wins in the
According to the veracious report
of the local democratic organ, the edi
tor of The Bee "made a few harmless
remarks." Thanks, awfully, for the
concession. Readers of that sheet
were under the impression that the
editor of The Bee was always spoiling
Talking about "turning tall," what
about the folks who denounced the
award of $6,263,295.49 as fraud, ex
tortion and unalterably acceptable and
are now asking the voters to O. K. a
bond issue of $6,500,000 to be handed
over to the water. company ?
If police reports are to be- given
credence, all the South Omaha car rob
bers needed to steal to open up a pro
vision store was a building. The po
lice should have let them go a little
longer just to ascertain the possibili
ties of the game.
An eminent British engineer Is out
in an interview questioning that the
Panama canal can be completed by
1915. .It Is probable he has fallen
into the European habit of not taking
into account the American way of do
"Ken Will yam Be Goedr
If. however, that reprehensible Chicago
firm of beef packers should fall to profit
by the fatherly and kindly advice of At
torney General Wlckersham. It may ex
pect to be slapped severely on the wriat,
Verbosity lilts the Pa.ee.
New York Tribune.
Kleven million worda In the Standard Oil
raan, the cost of which when It sets
through tne supreme court win ne sa.wo.oio.
litigation In Ita expense and verbosity cer
talrdy keeps peace with the "glgantir ag
gregation of capital. " - .
Kipert id lee fames High.
' Boat on Herald.
Free for expert advice are not. to be
quaktloued by the laity. The I26.l and
expenses which went to each of the hair
doxen engineers who accompanied President
Taft to the Panama canal will have to
eland aa earned. They did what they were
rxweted to du, anyhow.
In Other Lands
Ida XUfkte ea Wast Is Trans,
pirinf Among the Wear and
far Bfattoaa of the Sana.
Turkey Is again the center of European
Interest and Constantinople underscore
current history. The revolution of the. week
seems to b aa complete an overturn of the
new regime as that of the old order Inst
July. In ten short months the people who
acclaimed the new constitution and the
new order, welcomed with great enthus
iasm the restoration of the reactionaries
who made the government of the empire
a reeking disgrace. The former looters
who fled before the July storm are hurry
ing back to power, passing on the highway
the leaders of the young Turku party flee
ing from the wrath stored up for this oc
casion. It is the happening of the ex
pected. FYom the moment the progressives
took control of the government obstacles
arose in every direction. The sweep of of
ficials was not a sweeping; as It should
have been. The sultan was spared. Many
of his trusties were tolerated. Scores of
provincial officials were undisturbed be
cause the revolutionists feared to drive the
axe to the vitals of the machine which
Abdul Humid constructed during the last
thirty years. With these standpatters as a
nucleus, the wily Abdul, he of meek and
humble main, was not long In rallying
the exiles, the discontented and his army of
dismissed spies, and routing the forces
which had humiliated hlm. The progres
sives blundered in other ways. They prom
ised more than they could perforin. The
treasury, having been looted cleanly and
vast debts created, left them without re
sources to carry on necessary public works.
Moreover, the army did not receive all the
promised back pay, and this, added to
Mohammedan hatred of religious and racial
liberalism, were effective instruments In
producing the later revolution. What will
become of the constitution rcmnlns to be
seen. One thing Is reasonably certain. The
Sick Man of Europe can sit up and take
nourishment. It is Abdul's time to smile.
Price Collier, in a recent book on "Bng--
land and the Engltrh from an American
Point of Vision," speaking of the English
man's reserve and lack of emotion, says:
He Is not Intentionally but constitution
ally, stolid." His food and hla climate have
much to do with this. He Is not effusive,
not sympathetic, because he is not made
that way. The mind frets not the bony.
He la not easily disturbed or moved," etc.
Aa an off-hand picture of the Englishman
In repose It la doubtless true to life, but It
was written before the mythical fleets cf
the Invader shadowed the headlands of the
island. Since then the Englishman has
shown outward and Inward alarm and emo
tion amaxing In quantity and quality. The
extent of the fears of German aggression
can be appreciated only by reading London
papera of the time. Leading artlclea dwell
on "Our Danger," "The Gravity of the
Crisis" and the "Anxious Problem Which
Faces the Nation." Defiant proclamations
to the effect that "the acepter of the sea
power Is still firmly held In Britain's
grasp" alternate with warnings that Eng
land la "living in a naval fool's paradise.
Profuse thanks are tendered to New Zea
land for fts "splendid example" in provid
ing the empire with a Dreadnaught "In a
moment of stress and crisis." Detailed de
scriptions of Krupp's works are printed
and estimates made of their capacity for
supplying the armament of Germany's new
fleet. Artlclea on the "aerial menace to
the navy" describes the German airship
factory at which "twenty-four mammoth
Zeppelin airships" are to be built, each
capable of reaching England in ten hours
and doing enormous damage." A two
power airship standard Is advocated in
Parliament. In the correspbndence col
umns of the papers "Semper Paratua"
writes on "German preparatlona for a sur
prise movement." Women write to ask.
What can woman do for the national de
fense?" A mimic battle of Hastings is
fought, with a "charge or the motor
brigade" to repel invaders. And so on. An
apology to the "etolld" and "unemotional
Englishman" la due from Mr. Collier.
There Is something doing all the time in
Persia. More is likely to follow before
the ahah restores peace In shahdom. There
is reason for this. An American and an
Irishman are credited with having secured
control of a moribund revolution and
pumped It full of vim and going power.
It Is the warmest enterprise In that sec
Uon and as full of business as a cran
berry merchant on Thanksgiving eve. The
purpose of the revolutionists Is to compel
restoration of the constitution, to estab
lish orderly governments wherever the
authority of the ahah is overthrown, and
In most cases they have succeeded. In
Tabrls they have given the people a better
local adminlatratlon than they ever had
before. Unfortunately, In many places the
revolution has been marked by lawlessness.
It la evident the ahah fears the worst and
la aaid to be anxious to restore constitu
tional government, provided Great Britain
nd Russia jointly guarantee his person
ality, safety and his Job. 8hould it prove
true that a pair of energetic forelg-nera are
leading the lnaurgents the shah will save
much anxiety of mind by throwing up the
job at once. ,
The voice of the Peace Society of Ger
many does not rise above the whirlwind of
militarism, yet the protest Issued by the
meeting recently held at Stuttgart deserves
thoughtful consideration. The protest sets
forth that more than 34,000,000 Germans are
dependent on commerce and trade; that
the raw materials they need come for the
most part from abroad, and that war wojld
spell starvation, if not revolution and the
downfall of the present regime. Since 181)7
thr expenses of the German army and invy
have rlaen from tl62.OUO.0nO to HJ8.0no.OUO;
real estate. Incomes and every article of
general consumption are surcharged with
taxea; the cost of living has gone up enor
mously, and It la precisely on the abso
lutely indispensable things that the rise
li felt most; severely. The prospect of a
halt In the exhausting national drain U
remote. The government demand more
revenue, more taxea are necessary, and the
end of the race In Germany as well as
England spells national bankruptcy.
The ravages ar.d peculiarities of the In
dian plague appall mankind and baffle the
medical profession. In 1904 the deaths from
tit plague In all India were roughly 1.144.
000. the Punjab reporting 3.y, and Hoin
bay about 224.000, the fulled Provinces com
ing third with I7.0u. In fxi over l.tfM.ouo
deaths occurred. In 111 there wis an ex
traordinary decrease in plague mortality,
the total being only one-third of that of
the previous year Medical experts could
give no satisfactory explanation of this
sudden fall In the relurna. but hoped that
the plague had expended ita virulence. In
1907, however, the disease swept over up
per India In renewed strength, and the
deaths eventually reached the tola! of
nearly 1 31. m. Again there came an In
explicable lull. In January, ims, the deaths
were 1J.S1', and they ross to nearly 32. am)
lit Murcli. Hy tiie Hid of June trw annual
sr."! I I Kl
The only baking powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
made from grapes
Royal Baking Powder conveys to food the most healthful of fruit
properties and renders it superior in flavor
epidemic had spent its force. The your
closed with 149,000 deaths. The toll for the
population in the twelve and one-half years
Since plHguo first appeared In Bombay
may be put at 6,L'0O.O0O deaths.
The government of Japan Is the prince
of taxgatherers. Other world powers,
great as their talents are in this regard,
are amateura compared with Japan. Tax
kickers here and elsewhere might study
these facts and look pleasant. If a Japa
nese has no more than tWO a year Income,
the government takes only 17 per cent of It.
It leaves him about 3415 for himself and his
family. But If a Japanese has 330,000 a
year an Immense Income 1s his country
he must give up, in Income tax and other
ways, about 63 per cent to the government.
All that la left for him Is 318.600. Even
this la not all. The indirect taxation Is
very heavy. Business is heavily loaded
with taxes. Property bears almost crush
ing burdens. On the average, about one
third of the entire earnings and other In
come of the Japanese people goes to the
TKAR COM PEI.I.IXJ PATHOS,
Protest Asralnst Taxing: Cabbage and
The senate seemingly inclines to come
to the rescue of the common people In some
features of the tariff revision. It has. per
chance heard the mutterlngs afar off and
throws a sop or two to the plain folks of
the land that should not o unnoticed.
The duties on yachts and campagne have
been sharply Increased. If there la one
thing a poor man does not need in this
world it Is a fleet of yachts about the
place. Very few of them even find time to
fool with one yacht, let alone a harf-dozen
or en. The common people cannot eav
yachts, and they are poor and clumsy
playthings at best, in ordinary circum
stances. Their free ndmission In this country
would be of specific and direct benefit to
one class alone the very rich and leisure
class. Much the same may be said of cham
pagne. It Is distinctively not a poor man's
drink. He probably would not take glutton
ously of it were it admitted without one
cent of tariff tax attaching. A little beer
or buttermilk, or aqua pura la much more
ta his notion, thank you. So, If anything
must be burdened with Impost duties,
champagne and yachts seem fit subjects.
They can stand it. and those people who
spend their money for such things probably
will not quibble unnecessarily about It.
We cannot view, however, the senate's
action In respect of bologna sausage and
cabbage from the same admiring appreci
ative point of view we occupy when con
templating its yacht and champagne sched
ules. We regret to report that the senate
is determined to make us pay dear for our
bologna and cabbage. We had hoped that
we mlht be able to meet the pantry de
mands fur these two staples at a less out
lay of cash under the new order of things
than ever before. Alas, for our optimism-
It was doomed to bo short-lived! None
or these savory, sustaining and nourishing
dishes for us, except on condition that we
dig a little deeper Into our pockets for
the wherewithal esaenlial to their procure
ment And thua the cruel tariff war wages mer
rily along. Some have their champagne
and yacht woea, others their bologna and
cabbage sorrows. We suppose It was thus
In the beginning, Is now, and ever ahall be,
world without end. Anyway, aa 14ncoln
said, the Lrd must love tht common
people, for He made so many of them; and,
as there are so many of Hum. we suppose
it was foreordained they should pay the
greater measure of the freight.
financial t'ropbela Discredited. .
Just why the government's customs re
venues thus far thla year should have
shown a sharp improvement over last
year's while Internal revenues are sub
stantially less, Is a little hard to explain.
It is Interesting to note, however, that the
customs Improvement very far outweighs
the loss in internal revenue receipts, and
that It is keeping up at a rate whoch prom
ises to cut down by about 318.000.VX) the
fiscal j ear's deficit aa estimated last au
tumn by Secretary Cortelyou, and hy twice
Unit amount the estimate of so conservative
an authority aa the Natiuiidl City bank of
New York a little over two months ago.
I'altluit Oil the Pension Brakes.
Congress at the lust sesHion passed 3.000
bills Increasing existing pensions and mak
ing exemptions or special cuaes of applica
tions that could not lv satisfied under
gnneral rules. 1'p lo date In thia aesvion
I .HO bills providing for similar action have
been Introduced into the scnale alone. The
problem has become so acute that at last
there are Intimations that in shier aelf
defenso house and senate committer will
be forced to agree i.n a sessional limit to
this fort of legislation. As at present con
ducted the pioceva of Investigating the
merit of these ap-als Is farclal. and the
easleet solution happens to he the costliest
to tin! taxpayers. .
The Hetert Hneirtrll.
The ft that Mr. Itoonevflt has denied
the egutiMic interview purporting lo be
given by him to some French correspond
ents will be no suri-iiae. That any man of
average Intelligence would so lay hlmelf
open to criili'uu and ridicule is hard to
believe, and nobody will deny that Mr.
Roai-velta Intelligence ' rather above than
twkiw the veiage amount. Kven those
whom his aKgreHHtve perMinallly has en
lagonlwd a ill do lunj una JuaUeo,
The harmony dinner of the Jeffersonlan
democrats In New York City came up to
the average. No vocal surgery was at
tempted. Having shed his senatorial toga, former
Senator Hopkins of Illinois la unable to
locate the garment, after a diligent search
of two months.
The Democratic National Monthly, pro
jected by Norman E. Mack of Buffalo,
promises to fill a long-felt want by answer
ing the question, "What Is a democrat?"
Unci Ike Stevenson la not worrying
about a prospective fine of 3500 for neg
lecting to file a statement of his campaign
expense. Having distributed over 3100,000
during the contest, doubtless lie thinks the
state deserves a rake-off. Some patriots
work the state; I'ncle Ike rejoices In work
ing for the state.
For the next two years the seat of town
government In Oxford, Conn., will be In a
barn. J. Blrdsey Sanford. who has been
towh clerk and registrar of vital statistics
for several years, has Just been elected
Judge of probate and treasurer. Clerk-Beglstrar-Judge-Treasurer
trudging to the town hall In all sorts of
weather Irksome, and Saturday he Installed
the paraphernalia of his four offices In
his barn. Three big safes, containing the
town and probate records for more than
A century, have been removed there.
Mississippi aent Adam Byrd to congiess,
and the first opportunity that offered he
flapped his vocal wings defiantly at New
England In this fashion: "You people of
New England never earned but a few
honest dollars In your lives.' You scarcely
emerge from your swaddling clothea before
you come to congress and beg for the
right to rob the American people. Your
dishonesty Is proverbial throughout the
nation. The, west grows corn, the south
cotton. New England rocks, weeda and
grafters." New England isn't faying much
In reply, but appeara convinced that Adam
Is a Byrd.
worn AS A n RATI V R.
Steady Job at Hard Labor a Remedy
The death penalty prescribed In the penal
code of Cuba for revolutionists does not
meet with popular favor In the island re
public, as might have betn expected in a
country In which a grct part of the In
habitants are Inbued with the revolutionary
spirit. On the day berbre he withdrew
from office Governor Magoon promulgated
a new penal cede, in which capital punish
ment is prescribed for treason. Then the
government of the island was turned over
to the Cubans, and soon afterward the
Inevitable revolution broke out. A sergeant
of the rural guards, his son and a handful
of followers took the field against the gov
ernment. They were captured and two of
Die revolutionists were sentenced to death
by court-martial. The verdict of the court
martial has aroused a storm of protests.
President Gomes has been petitioned to
pardon the condemned men. The Cuban
congress is being urged to repeal the arti
cle of the Magoon crde prescribing death.
Adverse sentiment Is so strong, says a des
patch from Havana, that it is Improbable
the death sentence will be carried out. The
constitution of Cuba provides that "In no
case shall the death penalty be Imposed
for crimes of a political nature." It thus
appears that the Magoon code la In con
flict with the Cuban constitution, and Pres
ident Gomei may find Justification for
clemency in this circumstance. But If the
Cubans are to maintain a stable and ef
ficient government they will find It neces
sary to punish adequately the turbulent
and 'usually shiftlees men who make a
business nf insurrection In Cuba. A few
years of hard labor on the puh'lc highways
might develop habits of industry on the
part of revolutionists of the usual Cuban
type, and It would also deter other "pa
trlota" from stirring up trouble. It Is cer
tainly worth a trial.
The Clothes Question
The man who is in a hurry has the
same advantages here as the next man.
Our Suits are ready-to-wear, but as per
fectly fitted as the custom made Suit.
The fabric, workmanship and styJe are
But you'll save time and money here.
Suits $15 to $35.
Overcoats $15 to $30.
'Browning, King 6 Cq
YB7K7 15th and Douglas Sta.
R. S. WILCOX, Mgr.
Lawyer Did you take the prisoner apart.
Witness Yes. sir.
I-awyer What happened then?
Witness He told a disconnected story. -Baltimore
"In a matter of duty," said, the earnest
citizen, "we must not hesitate."
"That depends." replied the tariff ex
pert, "on the article to which the duty
may apply." Washington Stur.
Willie Vet What's an army) enduram-e
Mother Vet Living with your pa the
first few days after he gets his pension
The Nurse You've been badly hurt.
The Victim Whatcha golnter do ter me
The Nurse-Rub you with alcohol.
The Victim Gee! I wlsht I'd been turned
inside out! Cleveland Leader.
Penman A certain society has made mr
an offer to buy all of my poems.
Wright It must be the Humane society.
"Do you believe In a government bureau
"Well," replied the thoughtful mother.
"It might do for boys, but I think my
daughter would prefer a dressing table."
"You don't seem to think my remarks
very interesting," aald the young tnsn.
"Really," replied Miss Cayenne, "you
must have that gift of telepathy they are
talking about so much." Washington Star.
"She says theirs Is only plat on ic friend
ship." "Then why has she begun to take MokiriK
If ssons.' Loulavllle Courier-Journal.
"I-t the dead past bury Its dead," di
vined the optimist.
"That's a serious undertaking. Isn't It?"
asked the pessimist. Cleveland Plain
"So you are an optimist?"
"In a certain sense," answered Mr. Dusiiri
Stax. "whenever 1 go Into a deal I hope
for the best of It." Washington Star.,
They were looking at the portrait nf
Catherine of Russia.
Said the man: "What a remarkably
strong and vigorous face she has."
Said the woman: "I wonder If her hair
waved naturally ?" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"What did Johnny get whipped for?"
"He done somethin' while his sister wa
havln' callers and she told him to go get
her a switch, and he went up to her room
and got her false hair, and she told his
father." Houston Post.
WANTED, A BECIPE.
New York Sun.
I w ish some codger hoary headed and mel
low Would send me his recipe for growing olJ;
Some good old sport on whom the sere and
Lies like s nimbus of autumnal gold:
For l am forty, fat and something weary.
I've seen the world and loved what 1 hav
But though I find a winter flieslrie cheery
My heart goes roving when the fields are
My youth is spent by many signs I know'
My boyhood's friends grown reverend and
They feel their years by many signs they
I In pranks of folly they no more engage.
iv a uHBnru ion nine wnen gins will tet m
Or lure nie on because that I am I
And those who did-how bitterly I miss
Would view me now with a forbidding
Yet In my heart still wells the Joy of child
hood. The open road still lures me on Its quest.
The solitudes and mysteries of the wilriwood
Call as of ohl and will not let nit rest.
Though sunlit dreams still throng my eager
And prompt my soul to the aspiring
How many, shattered by the world's deri
sion. Lie wrecked' and stranded "on the shoals
I must grow old because it seems the
Yet I would not be bilious and ausleie,
I ntouched by love. Immovable to passion'
Didactic, prosy, stodgy and severe.
Sendme my lesson if you've truly learned
Tell me your secret, tell me all the truth
And J Py. when fully you have earns".
With what I can of my abounding youth.
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