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22. "C. D.
It's the late frost which catches the
early tomato plant.
House hunting should prove, good
training for Marathon runners.
A Parisian fashion note says hats
and shoes must match. In size?
People who are wedded to art art
often entitled to a divorce on the
ground of nonsupport.
The Washington base ball park Is
IP1! place for President Taft. There Is
Lotting 'here to provoke a smile.
A St. Louis paper offers a prize for
the most beautiful hand. A royal
fluth looks pretty good to most of Us.
it U given out that the cement
merger is going io pieces. Possibly
It lacked the proper proportion ' of
tand to cement. ' "
An Ohio man recently coughed up
three carpet tacks and it is a safe
guess his wife was able to tell him just
where to put them.
A Philadelphia judge delivered him
self of the opinion that ducking was
the proper punishment for scolds and
(hen proceeded to read the prisoner a
A French astronomer in making a
map of the heavens which he says will
contain 40.000,000 stars and the
beauty of It Is not a one of them will
need an angel to put her on the road.
Richard Croker declined to attend s
Tammany harmony dinner Intended to
bring Murphy and McCarren together.
Possibly he feared there would not be
enough 'harmony to make a square
mcaU . .
A Cleveland paper says the. stage la
just in Its infancy. It Is apparent
that In a number of instances the pa
rent had not made adequate provision
in the way of. clothes for the new ar
rival. Some man with a genius for figures
has discovered-it costs $7,600,000 to
feed the . pet canaries in the United
States. What If it does? Mer. apend
more than that having a bird of a
Governor Shallenberger la having
some, trouble-arranging the various
cogs In his new political machine so
they will mash properly. Such a com
plicated mechanism needs a capable
a Washington announcement la to
the effect the machinery for taking the
next census Is In process of prepara
tion. It Is to b hopd the machinery
will have good eyeaight, but will not
Nebraska Is probably leas interested
lu ihe Turkish outbreaks than any
dlicr state la the union. Nebraaka
ha a law' on the statute books for
! I. ding th sale of Turkish cigarettes.
hether made in Constantinople or
in Jersey City.
jo water ooara could have sub
uittcd that SC. 600.000 bond Issue at
the ol.tion Ut fall, but discretion
warned against it. If the bonds had
been submitted that soon after their
fierce denunciation of the appralae
- meat, th members of the Water board
could not have back-tracked so easily.
All Eyes on Turkey. "
The great upheaval now going on
In Turkey cannot fall to rivet atten
tion wherever there are thinking peo
ple. Directly, the "frilled Btates has lit
tle concern, but in the ultimate possi
bilities we, as well as all nations, are
in a large measure interested. What
may be the present outcome or the
unrest In Turkey cannot be foretold,
but the ultimate effect ef the forces
at work can be pointed to with a cer-
Ulnty. The era of absolutism and
misrule is steadily nearlng its end.
The otter disregard for all the senti
ments of enlightened peoples, the
medieval cruelties and oppressions
and refusal to look to the uplift of Its
own people which have characterized
Turkish rule in the past are rapidly
The problem Is complicated with
the Jealousies and selfish Interests of
other nations which heretofore hare
prevented its settlement by outside
forces. At last the sted of Individual
liberty and the desire to keep step
with the modern world has taken such
deep root among the Turkish people
themselves that it cannot be smoth
ered though it may be checked. Abdul
Hamld, th sultan, admittedly one of
the shrewdest and most resourceful
men of his day, may render the con
cessions wrung from him of little
present value, but his ability to re
presa the aspirations of his people,
now that their eyes are opened, can do
no more than postpone the downfall
of the Turkey of the past.
While there Is no prospect of this
country being seriously involved, the
indirect result of a general European
contest for the rearrangement of the
political geography of the Turkish do
main would bo felt by us and we
would be constrained to see that our
interests were thoroughly, safe
guarded. Encouragement to Forestry.
Minnesota, which at one time pos
sessed as fine forest areas as any state
in the union, has reached the point
where those magnificent reaches of
timber have disappeared and the prob
lem of the future is staring it in the
face. A large portion of the land from
which this timber has been cut is
valueless for any other purpose. Fires
sweep through it and defeat all efforts
of nature to renew the growth, and
travelers through the state see from
the car windows miles upon miles of
Aside from what the state Itself Is
doing to restore the timber a law has
been passed exempting from taxation
both the land and the growing timber
where the landowners will clear off the
underbrush and down timber on which
the forest fires feed and intelligently
go about the task of propagating a new
growth of timber on the land. Ne
braska law exempts from taxation
growing timber, but does not go to the
extent of exempting the land.
There Is a growing sentiment among
men of wealth In this country to devote
a larger portion of their means to the
betterment of posterity. The gratifica
tion of present desires in time . palls
upon a thinking man and simple ac
cumulation of wealth fails to satisfy.
If the state by such legislation can en
courage and point the way to the in
vestment of money In timber culture
for posterity's benefit it will have per
formed a useful service. The life of
the tree planter may not span the pe
riod between the planting and the re
sult, but there Ib something elevating
in such work and those whose present
needs are provided for can devote
themselves to no better, purpose. The
magnificent estates of continental Eu
rope, which have not deteriorated in
ceniurles, are examples of what Intelli
gent effort in this direction could do
In a country where land Is cheap and
nature is bountiful.
Hone of a Different Color.
The water bond boosters are now
riding a horae of a different color. A
few weeks ago they were greatly dis
turbed for fear the legislature might
pass an act vesting them with author
ity to negotiate with the water com
pany for a compromise that would give
the city an option either to complete
the purchase or make a new contract
on more favorable terms. They did
not want to be loaded with such a ter
rible responsibility and they were op
posed to be given that authority,
even If subject to ratification by the
The water bond boosters now, how
ever, are urging as one . reason for
voting the $6,600,000 that; if they had
the money they might get the water
company to negotiate with them for a
compromise on the purchase price and
throw off something from the $6,263,-
296.49, which the appraisers have
awarded. They are not afraid to as
sume thla great responsibility. Oh, no!
not at all. There may be a chance there
to slice off another big, fat fee for the
lawyers, who, of course, never divide
But juat why the water company
should be disposed to throw off more
from the sale price after bonds ' are
voted than before is not disclosed.
When we had an opportunity to nego
tiate with the water company for a
purchase at an agreed price the Water
board declined to consider any propo
sition whatever, pretending that the
plant could be had by the appraise
ment route for not to exceed $3,500,
000. Everybody knows now that that
was mer pretense, but evidently there
was as much reason to expect a
$3,600,000 award from the appraisers
as ther is bow that the water com
pany will be more generously disposed
after bonds are voted than before.
Ths owners of the water company
have at all times Insisted thst they
would be glad to sell for $6,263,295.49
and, if voting the bonds now submit
ted will bring thrin any nearer to their
money, they mill be foolish not to push
Administering: Pure Food Law.
Ucyond enacting the pure food law
Ihe Roosevelt administration, with Its
many vexing problems, found little
time to evolve a practical plan for Its
administration. The Agricultural de
partment, the Department of Com
merce and Labor and the Department
of Justice each by Itself set out to do
something In the wsy of enforcement,
but. without concerted and concen
trated action and of necessity only a
start was made of a practical nature.
The administration of Mr. Taft Is ap
proaching the problem in another way.
The heads of the various departments
have been instructed to get together,
co-operate and divide the work so that
each shall perform only that part for
which It Is best fitted and all under a
common direction and with a common
purpose. Results cannot be expected
in a day or a month, but such a method
is bound to accomplish something prac
tical. Fads and academic discussions
may not be so prominent in the public
eye as when each official was permitted
to pursue his personal bent, but the
public will receive benefit and at the
same time unreasonable restrictions
are not so likely to be placed upon the
legitimate business of the country.
The Oklahoma Lynching.
The recent lynching of three cat
tlemen in Oklahoma is an event in
many respects out of the ordinary.
The victims were all wealthy, Identi
fied with large Interests and each witU
a powerful following. The charge
against them was the murder of a
United States marshal, whom It was
alleged they had killed on account of
his efforts to bring them to Justice
for cattle stealing and other crimes.
Lynching is not to be excused or
condoned In a community where the
machinery of the law is supposed to
govern, but this particular case
throws a strong light on the causes
which lead people at times to take the
administration of the law Into their
own hands. One of the victims la
credited with many killings, estimated
all the way from ten to thirty. In
addition it was charged against htm
and his companions that they had
surrounded themselves with desperate
men and freely and with Impunity ap
propriated the property of others. It
is not strange, therefore, that ulti
mately the sufferers and their friends
should have taken justice Into their
While condemning lynching It Is well
for those who have the duty of admin
istering the law to take cognizance of
the cause and remove It. Delays and
miscarriages of justice which permit
one man to pursue his course until
the number of violent deaths charged
against him numbered up Into two
figures are poor records .to draw
against those who resort to mob vio
lence. The Two Engineers.
In the coming election the choice of
the voter for the most responsible
office to be filled, namely, the city en
gineer, will narrow down between
George W. Craig as the republican
candidate and William A. Aycrigg as
the democratic candidate. The city
engineer has control and supervision
of all the costly public works, which
constitute the permanent plant of the
city, including the surface of the
streets and alleys and all the pipes,
conduits and sewers beneath the sur
face. It Is ot the utmost Importance
that this work shall be devolved upon
the very best qualified man who la
Assuming that the personality of
the democratic candidate Is not ob
jectionable and that his professional
standing In his own special field Is
good, it should not be forgotten that
practically his entire experience as an
engineer has had reference to railroad
construction and bridge building, and
that he Is entirely unfamiliar with
paving, sewerage, street grading and
municipal engineering in general, to
say nothing of a lack of information
about the particular public works that
have been constructed in Omaha and
which will be required to meet our
On the other side, George W. Craig
is not only an engineer of acknowl
edged professional attainments, but his
specialty has been municipal engineer
ing, and in consequence of his long
service as assistant to the late city en-
r t . . V, n la ihnrmiffhlv linatri nn
Omaha's public works and can take up
the work just where his chief left it
and carry it forward along the same
If you had to have your eyes treated
you would go to an oculist and not to
a dentist, and so a city which wants
an expert to take charge of ita streets
and public works should give prefer
ence to a municipal engineer over a
The democratic city platform con
tains a pledge of an occupation tax on
the franchised corporations and thia
pledge la supposed to be binding on
all the candidates on the democratic
ticket, inasmuch aa ten of the twelve
democratic candidates for the council
are at present In the council, there is
nothing to stop them from redeeming
that pledge right away. Will they do
it? Watch and see.
Our amiable democratic con
temporary does not take kindly to
The Bee's suggestion that ths defenae
of the new Nebraska deposit guaranty
law be devolved over to Mr. Bryan.
It' wanta special counsel hired for
money and names aa eligible for the
JoL C. J Smyth, John J. Sullivan, Wtl-
liam V. Allen and M. F. Harrington.
What's the matter? Isn't Mr. Bran
a good enough lawyer? Then, too. If
any one Is to be hired, what's the mat
ter with Judge Alberts, who got 1300
for drawing the bill and ought to be
best equipped to defend his own workmanship?
The wager by a Wyoming man of a
large sum that he can raise more and
better oats to the acre than can be
produced on the famed grain land of
western Canada will be an eye-opener
to poople who once thought Wyoming
waa only fit for grazing. Those who
have watched the once "desert" bloom
will pin their faith on Wyoming.
Constantlne J. Smyth stands behind
a challenge to produce a single act of
Mayor "Jim's" that entities him to
the votes of decent democrats. If
he's not entitled to the votes of decent
democrats, he. certainly is not entitled
to the votes of any one else who pre
tends to decency.
Royal matchmakers are busy ar
ranging things for the young king of
Portugal. There may be some advan
tages enjoyed by royalty, but there are
also drawbacks. Courtship in that
manner is not to be compared to sit
ting on the parlor sofa with the lights
If Omaha acquires the water works
for $2,263,296.49, how soon will con
sumers have the benefit of that re
duced schedule of water rates which
the Water board tried to enforce on
the water company? Will one of the
water bond boosters please answer?
If "Cowboy Jim" Is such a good
man for mayor aa the World-Herald
would now have us telieve, why was
he not equally good for governor last
fall, when the World-Herald turned
him down for the man from Alma?
When Mrs. McLean made her open
ing address to the Daughters of the
American Revolution her auditors
were ready to cry. but the next day
they were looking for a bad boy to ex
press their sentiments for them.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary, making Its plea for every man
bearing the democratic brand, over
looks altogether the democratc candi
date for councilman in the Third
ward. Intention or ignorance?
Action Follow ReSectloa.
New York World.
The sultan may reflect that a constitu
tional monarch with his head on hi
shoulders poeaaaes advantages not en
Joyed by a decapitated autocrat.
Work of art more than twenty year
old will bo admitted free, under the new
tariff law. . Hereafter, old masters should
be more careful than ever to avoid the
appearance of youth when headed thla
Haw Ihf onntrr Saved ltarlf.
. Ne'ws .York Tribune.. .
If the democrats in congress had to
frame and pans a tariff bill th extra ses
sion would laat till the (now files. The
democratic leaders In the house and the
senate were saved from a summer of tor
ment when Mr. Bryan waa beaten last year
for the presidency.
Who Control the Labels f
New York Tribune.
Mr, Bryan says that the Secretary of
War Jacob M.. Dickinson la not a demo
crat. Mr. Dickinson may, however, con
tinue to Imagine that he Is, since the
courts are likely to dismiss any suit for
Infringement or misuse of the title brought
against him by the present proprietor of
the democratic party label.
I.oagr Distance Talking;.
St. Liouls Republic.
Pi-ofessor Pickering yearna for a fund of
110.000.000, In order (o communicate with
Mars aa it approaches within a neighborly
3i.000.000 miles of us. He believe that we
might use the Morse code. We suggest that
the language be Esperanto, and that the
first question, coming at the height of
the Martian summer, be "Is it hot enough
AS TO AX INCOME TAX.
Some Remarka on the Move of Dens'
Washington Herald tlnd.).
We are not so sure that the democratic
senators will soore a great hit with the
country by proposing an Income tax that
will yield $00,000,000 in revenue unless they
couple it with tariff reductions that tend
to reduce the cost of living. It Is true
that they are committed to a perfunctory
declaration for low dutlea on the neces
sarlea of life and high duties on the lux
uries; but what does thla doctrine come
to In practice when the strongest opposi
tion to Its application exists among demo
cratic senators theuselves? In the Wil
son bill the Income tax was complementary
to vital reductions on the neceesanes
auga.r, for Instance. How many democratic
votes could be obtained today for free
sugar? Among the stoutest advocates of
stiff duties on hosiery, on lumber, on cot
ton goods, on lite, tobacco and hides, on
fruits and vegetables, and on many other
recessttlos, are our democratic friends of
the south. As long as these duties are to
lemaln, and will, according to Mr. Aldrich,
nrovide a sufficient revenue, what is the
i purpose of raising more revenue?
Th fact is that In this matter the dnno
crata are, as usual, on Ihe wrong side of
the proposition and the republic-ana on the
right aide. Mr. Aldrich proposes to frama
a tariff bill that will yield sufficient rev
enue to meet the necessities of the govern
ment economically administered, to quote
from sundry democratic platforms. If th
republicans succeed lu their present plan
of reducing expenditures so that the in
come from a tariff bill supply Die needs
of the treasury, thus avoiding the Imposi
tion of new taxation, they will have exe
cuted a very shrewd and appealing pro
gram. It will go far to excuse the Imper
fections, even th enormities, of any tariff
bill they may enact. And they will have
dished the democrats, as Is their habit, by
appropriating one of the moat ancient
maxima of the democratic party. ,
Th Income tax will be all right when
we need It. We do not want it simply to
maintain the extravagance of public ex
penditure at ita present height. Th duty
of the hour is economy In expenditure and
reform In administration good old demo
cratic Ideas, for the practical application
of which we have to look to Mr. Aldrich
aud President T
Red Rule of Abdul
Characteristics and Career of
th Central rigur la th
rressat Tarklsh Platmrbaa.
The r nit a I figur in the present dls-
turlncea In Turkey is Bultan Abdul
Hamld, padiehah of the Ottoman empire
for thirty-thre years. Dispatches make
fairly clear the distinguished characteristic
of the sultan. I. e., playing both sides and
leaning to ihe one that promises his con.
tinuance on the throne. Whether the young
Turks w ill tolerate him mi", h longer Will
not materially brighten the record of
Abdul's rule. The poet who characterised
him aa "Abdul the Damned" rumped more
truth than poetry Into the expression.
Charles Johnston, writing of the "Ited Rule
of 8ulta t Abdul" In Harper'a Weekly,
sketches his career, in part, as follows:
To say that the story of Abdul Hamld
reads like a romance Is to do It Injustice.
No romance ever dared to deplot such a
Gehenna of darkness and hat aa the
history of this more than Oriental despot.
From his Infancy he Inspired fear and
repulsion; and wc are told that his father
even gave orders that the child should I
never b brought to him In th morning.
lest h might cant 111 luck over the whole
day. He was, it Is said, the son of an
Armenian slave girl, who renounced
Christianity for Islam and danced her way
Into the favor of Abdul Mejid. That wise
and liberal ruler waa succeeded by tti wild
and tempestuous Abdul Aula, whose mani
acal frenales forced his ministers to depose
him. He ended his life a few days later
by opening his veins with a pair of scissors.
Thl waa the Immediate environment of
Abdul Hamld'a young daya.
Murad V. was raised to the throne made
vacant by the deposition of Abdul Asia, at
the end of May, 1878. Three months later,
he himself wss removed from the throne,
and a rU of mystery descended uHn hltn
which has never been raised. Hundred
tongued rumo.' aeclare that he still lives.
the lawful eoverlgn of Turkey, commander
of the faithful, Kallph of Islam, In the
marble dungeon of the Cheragan palace.
And to this day no Mohammedan boatman
will willingly approach the forbidden
ground on which the Cheragan stands, on
a cliff above the Bosporus. Whether Murad
V. livca Is certainly known only to Abdul
Hamld, the younger brother, who hold I
his throne. But this much is certain:
Murad, soon after the suicide of his maniac
uncle, was stricken with mental depression,
perhaps brain-fever, and a commission of
doctors, with Abdul Hamld s physician at
Ita head, declared that he waa hopelessly
Invane. The Sheikh ul Islam, the religious
head of the Moslem world, thereupon de
clared a regency, and It Is as regent for
his brother Murad that Abdul Hamld still
holds the throne. Thereafter the pall of
darkness began to descend upon Murad.
Gradually he was Isolated from his friends
and former ministers, and at last even
from his wife and mother, and rumor has
It that he stilt lives In the Cheragan dun
geon, Ms life only spared because the
seers had t.ld Abdul Hamld that he would
not long survive his brother's death.
The incarceration of the elder brother
took place at the end of August. 1R7. At
that very time a frightful struggle vu J
going on among the Balkan mountains be
tween th Christian Blav and the Moslem
Turks. De I-flveleye tells a horrible story
of tortures and Impalements, snd records
that the Austrian consulate at one frontier
point asked the Constantinople government
not to Impale Christian Servians at a cer
tain place, because they were vlsfbl from
the windows of the consulate. The Port
apologised, and thereafter Impaled them on
the farther lde of the town. Fire and
sword raged through the Balkana as
fiercely aa In the worst days of Genghis
Khan and the Tartar raids. The uncon-
quered warriors of Montenegro Joined hands
with their Servian brothers. The Chris
tians of Bulgaria were up In arms. And
the world rang with th tale of th "Bul
garian atrocities" which filled all northern
Turkey with a carnival of cruelty and
destruction. Meanwhile whisper were rife
through Constantinople that Murad V.
had completely recovered both health and
mind, and that his brother Abdul Hamld
was guilty of the high crlm of usurpa
tion, made possible by th cruel Imprison
ment of his hated elder brother.
The Berlin treaty. In th summer of 1878.
dismembered the Turkish empire. Austria
took the two rich provinces of Bosnia and
Herzegovina. Servla became an Independent
kingdom. Wallachla and Moldavia, nom
inally a dependent principality for th last
few years, became a kingdom, with the title
of Roumanla. Bulgaria was raised to the
position of a principality, which Just fell
short of complete Independence. A part
of Bessarabia adjoining Kisheneff of evil
memory passed Into the hands of Russia.
Rngland got Cyprus under an Indefinite
protectorate. Greece got nearly th whole
of Thessnly. But, to compensate, Mace
donia, with Its largely Christian popula
tion, was thrust back under the Iron heel
of Turkey, thus opening the period of blood
and fire which stlU prevails through its
Abdul Hamld seems to have taken rather
lightly the loss of so much of his empire,
or his brother's empire, whose thron he
had usurped. The treaty had recognised
him aa the ruler of Turkey. Ma had got
rid of Ms Parliament. And In all way his
position was strengthened, rather than
weakened, by the war. H now turned hi
great and malign abilities toward the task
of consolidating his power.
The Turks are a race of warriors, among
the bravest and beat soldiers In the world.
But whether It he his mixed blood, or his
Innate superstition, ot that conscience
which makca cowards. Abdul Hamld wholly
lacks that physical courage which Is In
grained In the Turkish nature. He Is as
timid as he Is suspicious, always haunted
by the dread of assassination, and wearing
a coat of mail by night and day. Th
bravery of Turkish sultans In the past has
been magnificent. Abdul Hamld. In 1877.
boasted that the mantle of courage had de
scended on htm, snd that he would lead
his western warriors against Infidel Rus
sia. He boasted, and then stayed behind,
hiding In his fortress on the Ylldis hill.
And alien the Russian armies drew near
Constantinople. Instead of putting himself
at the head of his troops to defend his
capital, he made all preparations for Igno
minious flight, and kept a gunboat under
full steam ready to carry him through the
Bnapormis and (f to some safe retreat In
Tripoli or Arabia.
A physical coward, and mortally afraid
of death, vet, by a strange contradiction,
a, man of tremendoja and despotic will
power, of fierce, relentless, tireless fore of
mind and determination, he is, In his
cowardice and his craft, his weakness and
his Immense determination, like Philip II
of Bpaln, the PMIIp of the Netherland
massacres and of the Inquisition. Though
devoid of all the better parts of Intellect,
he haa th boundless sstutenes of om
cunning animal, and. with his craft and hi
force, he has held his own against Chris
tendom ft more than thirty year.
We have in general the Idea that th
Turks are a backward and barbarous
, nation. The Turks ar really on of th
, All women want the Kayser silk
gloves the standard for 25 years.
Without the Kayser patent tiptho
Kayser fit and finish what would a
silk glove be?
None knowingly take anything else.
But some women get inferior gloves,
in the belief they are Kaysers, bo
cause they don't look in the hem.
The poorest silk gloves en th market cast just as much as tha
Kayser. That i the pity of it.
Gloves that cWt fit and don't wear that lack our finish and
fabric cost th Kayser price.
Get the gloves you havo alwayt worn th gloves fhat wo
mak from the raw ilk. up the gloves . that go through fifty
Watch for "Kayser" in the hem. - f
Short Silk Gloves, 30c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25
Long Silk Cloves, 75c, f 1.00, $2.25, $1. SO
JULIUS KAYSER & CO., Makers, New York
manliest race In FXirops and among the
finest soldier in Europe. The barbarity of
Turkey's government for the last thirty
years has really been th expression of the
will and character of a single man, th
gloomy tyrant In th steel-clad chamber
of Ylldli, who sits plotting like a great
spider In the midst of his web of spies,
and tremble at hi own shadow, fearful of
well-merited death. The Turks as a nation,
and not only the Osmanlls, but the best
men among the score of peoples governed
from Constantinople, whether of Greek,
Slavonic. Armenian, or Semitic race, have
long striven for good government In the
modern sense; and th fight for liberty and
civilized rule has as long and noble array i
of martyrs In Turkey as In any nation In
the world. It Is to this wide-spread liberal
movement that the name of the "Young
Turk" party Is popularly given.
Sam Small, the Atlanta reporter who
turned revivalist on the 6am Jones pat
tern. Is now editing a magazine the Golden
West at Waterloo.
Owen Reeve, aged 77, of Kansas, known
as "Speedy," has been married fourteen
times, had fourteen separations, and is now
In the field for the fifteenth Mr. Reeves.
In the early days In Kansas, John J.
Ingalls was trying a lawsuit, and in his
argument turned to the other party In the
suit and dramatically exclaimed: "Your
soul would find more room In a mustard
seed than a bulldog enjoys In Iake Super
ior." It Is not stated however, that Mr.
Ingalls won th case. ' ,; ' ! '
"After the siege of the Peking legations
a dozen Russian soldiers bent on loot and
outrage raided the house In which one of
my hand boya lived with his mother and
sister." Sir Robert Hart said at a dinner
at the London Authors' club. "The boy
snatched his violin and played th Russian
national anthem, and the lootera stood to
attention. Then they left the house with
out molesting anyone."
Dr. 8en Hedin says that some of the
lama of Thibet have a custom of allow
ing themselves to be Inclosed In grottos,
so that they would live In darkness for
the rest of their lives. He heard of man
who was Inclosed at the age of 1$ or 17
year and lived there sixty-nine year with
out any communication with th outside
world whatever, hi food and water be
ing passed underground by a long pola.
The annual report of th Carnegie hero
fund commission, just Issued In pamphlet
form, shows that 246 medals have been
awarded since the Institution of the fund
thirteen geld, US silver and l'JO bronze
medals. Applications to the number of
2,069 have been refused and 914 applications
re pending. The pecuniary awards to
here fa nd their dependents amounted to
tl64,Ml.M and H24.482.06 was contributed to
funds for th relief of sufferers by dis
aster. Annual pensions amount to tl.3'J0.
Tariff Commission ftna.
Beveral bills are now before congress
providing tor the creation of an expert
tariff commission. Th Beverldge bill
specifies seven commissioners to be paid
IT.dOO each per yar. lCx-Gov. Guild of
this stat favors any such bill and pre
sumably would be satisfied with th Bev
erldge measure and Its 17,600 salaries.
Several other retired statesmen are sim
ilarly minded. A tariff commission would
provide a number' of easy places for them
at handsome salaries, ami that would be
Us chief service to the country. Congress
would pay even less attention to It recom
mendations than to those of It own house
ways and means and senate finance com
mittees. Spring Announcement
W ar siow displaying a most eon
plt lln ot forego novtiu for
prtng and summer wear.
Year early Inspection Is Invited, aa
tt will afford aa opportunity of ehec
ln from a larg ambr of exclusive
W Import to "Bsrgle suit Ungtaa."
aad a suit cannot b 4tptlel4.
Aa rdr plaoed now may b deliv
ered at your oivwainc.
m 1 aV r-mf ' sr . V", M
I., w if -te.
- V If . M 1 I all I 1
Visitor I understand that you ar th re
sponsible person In this office.
Dnirtge No, I sin't. I'm Jut the one
that's always to ulnm . for everything.
Teacher Give me an example of what Is
meant by "masterly Inactivity!"
Boy (With the rrgnat rtous fa A base
ball pitcher delayln' a gam so it'll have to
be called on account o' riarkneea. Chk-ag"
Johnny Pa. what Is an in fisted currency?
Father The money you blow In. Bo
hemian. "What." aald th judicious friend, look
ing around the forlorn little farm, "ever
prompted a city man like you to try farm-'
"Because." answered the city man, dole,
fully, "I wanted to get next to nature
"You have," 'commented ' th 'judicious
friend, "and It Is a very plain eaae with
you of heart failure." Baltimore American.
Nell What excuse did Mr.' Qoodleigh
offer for kissing you?
Belle He said lis wa merely obeying the
golden rule to do unto other he would
hsve others do unto him. Philadelphia
"What do your constituents do with all
the garden seeds you end them?"'
"I don't know," answered the member of
congress. "I have a suspicion that they
put milk and sugar on them and use them
for breakfast food." Washington Star.
"It's all well, enough .to keep pluggin'
along, but jest watch out an' don't let
yewself turn Intew a plug." Boston Herald.
. "Doetrtr, on which side do ytnj expect
to testify In that law case?"
"Don't rare which. I'm an expert wit
Raggsy You don't never see mn standin'
In a bread line!
Muggsy That's 'cans yer wife runs a
clothesline. Chicago Tribune.
Teacher-And what do you suppose all
the animals did during those forty days in
"Smarty" Williams They jest loafed
around and scratched themselves.
"Bandy" Toole (disdainfully) Chuck it.
Rmarty! Whst'd they scratch for, when
there was only two fleas? Judge.
TO FATTEN OF CHICAGO.
W. J. Ijampten In New York Herald.
You who fatten
While the poor grow Irai,,
What do you mean?
Why grow fat
On provisions like that?
Doea It seem to you
The nobler thing to do?
Is the game
Worth the shame?
Do you suffer' Are you hungryf
Does you stomach cry for food?
Is there nothing In Our pantry
For th mother and her brood? ''
Does the gray, gaunt wolf com prowling
Around your office door.
Demanding that you feed It
Th life-bread of the poor?
Doe It take
Ten mill en bushels ot wheat to make
Whll a child stand
With empty hands
And begs for a crust?
Do you feel that you must
Take it all
And heed no call
Kxcept that one fierce cry,
You've simply got
That's what you went In
To do and that's what you WlTI do.
No matter who suffers,
Ho long as its not you?
Is that sot
Very well, go ahead,
Iit th bread
Of th poor
Pile up at your door!
But say. Patten, by scud!
There' a Hood
On that wheat, and well, sum day
You'll havs the bill tr pay.
It will com to you straight;
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