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eworn. says that thw.-actual number of
full ar.d complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during. the month of Aprjl. 180, was as
1 39,960 IT 41,030
2 3,050 IS 37,130
J... 3,490 If 40,350
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40,640 31 40,480
7 41,600 ' it 40,380
41,480 H 40,640
.... 41,680 2t 42,430
10. 41.400 ; I 43380
11 37,300 27 49,590
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13 41.440 ... 28 45450
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1( 40,600
1 40,560 Total. .1,336,410
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The glass schedule was one which
could not' withstand the bombardment.
According tb'Dr. Wiley, 90 per cent
of the so-called whisky is a fraud. It
produces a genuine Jag Just the same.
It should not be 'assumed that be
cause President Tact's fondness for the
links proves him to be of German de
scent. ' '
Who sayg there te nothing new un
der the sun? A Pennsylvania man
has been sent to Jail for stealing an
umbrella ,
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" Granting the claim that the Garden
of Eden was located" In Texas, still
what a shame to permit it to deterior
ate to such an extent.
Raids on blind pigs and bootleggers
have already started in Lincoln, al
though the dry edict has been in force
less than a week. What! So soon?
The . Arkansas legislature has out
lawed the toy pistol. The full grown
pistol is still a necessary part of a gen
tleman's equipment in that common
wealth. The president of the Omaha School
board is to be caned by the manual
training class. Hasn't corporal pun
ishment been barred from the public
Senator Rayner of Maryland says
the tariff debate has developed a big
crop of liars. He Is either too polite
or too modest to mention any of them
by name.
Missouri is talking of spending
$5,000,000 on. a new rapitol building.
Just what it i raperted to cost when
completed i an entirely different
Banker-Ice King Morse laments his
$20,000,000 fortune has melted away.
He should have , been more careful
about leaving it out on the sidewal
in the sun. ' A
Every day chronicles automobile ac
cidents due to fast and reckless driv
ing. We again advise the Omaha
Bcorchers to , slow down before the
damage is done.
Atlanta has abolished the barber
pole. With a prohibition law " sup
posed to be in effect, barber poles,
lampposts and other convenient stead
lers would be evidence of self-indict-nient.
Senator Scott of West Virginia
makes a plea for his fellow senators to
stop wind-jamming on the tariff. The
West Virginian has had his say, but
there are others who have not yet
been winded.
Senator Tillman wants a duty on
tea. Bailey one on Iron ore, the Louis
iana senators an Import tax on sugar,
some a duty on lumber, while a few
are for free trade. What la a demo
crat, anyway?
Governor Hadley of Missouri will
press the home rul propaganda at the
next election. With best wishes for all
concerned let uabope It will not be the
kind of home rule the democrats
handed us in Nebraska.
Secretary Nagci .is said to have un
dertaken to find out Just how much
of a familv affair officeholder ia in
Washington. Somehow there is n sus
picion that a public office has come to
te I'CfirJcd ii a tarcily fr.po.
Continue the Crop Reports.
For years the Weather bureau has
been issuing a weekly statement of
trie condition of the growing crops
which has been a valued source of In
formation, especially to growers and
(mall dealers not in a position to col
lect the data for themselves. A differ
ence between the statistical division
of the Agricultural department and the
Weather bureau last year robbed these
reports of the greater portion of their
value and this year threatens their
discontinuance altogether.
Last year the weekly bulletins were
confined to rainfall and temperatures
in the various sections, leaving the
reader to guess as to the effect of
these conditions upon crops. This was
decidedly unsatisfactory, although
perhaps, better than nothing. The pub
lic cares nothing for the squabble be
tween the two branches of the ser
vice. If the statistical division objects
to the Weather bureau reporting on
crop conditions, It should undertake
the work which it Is forcing the other
branch of the service to abandon. At
present the statistical division issues
a monthly crop statement only and the
same machinery which collects the ma
terial on which this Is based could be
made to meet the additional demand.
The condition of the growing crops is
a matter of too vital importance to
the commercial world to permit any
bureau, through jealousy, to shut off
Information, which In the past has
been found reliable, unless it Is ready
to supply it Itself. Duplication of ef
fort by the two branches of the ser
vice may be wasteful, as the statistical
bureau alleges, but failure to furnish
the service Is a worse evil.
The whole question Is now up to
Secretary Wilson for settlement and as
that official has been foremost in pro
moting measures to enhance the use
fulness of his department it is reason
able to expect something positive
from him. Delay, however, Is almost
as serious at this time of the year as
a reversal of policy. The public wants
the service, as is amply testified by
the action of commercial bodies pro
testing against its discontinuance and
cares less about Its source than about
its reliability.
International Commerce.
The statistics of international com
merce for 1907 Just made public are
of such stupendous proportions as to
be almost beyond comprehension. They
show that the interchange of
trade between nations for that year
amounted, to $30,000,000,000, of
which the commerce of Europe com
prised two-thirds. These figures do
not take into account the trade be
tween a home government and Its colo
nies and dependencies, such as be
tween England and Canada or India
and its numerous other colonies and
the same is true as to other countries.
Of this vast trade the imports of
the United States represent a trifle
over 14 per cent and our exports 9
per cent. For all Canada Is a British
colony, It took 58 per cent of all its
imports from the United States and
53 per cent of all the purchases Mexico
made abroad came from the same
The one thing which such figures
bring favorably to mind is the growing
interdependence of the nations of the
world. With such a worldwide com
merce no nation is so remote or Iso
lated that It is not touched by It. No
nation is so poor that it does not have
something to sell and need something
in return which is produced elsewhere.
Nations can no longer live alone under
such a vast scheme of International
commerce, but whether they will It or
not, must be a part of the world pro
gress, for with such an interchange
of products there is the Inevitable ex
change of ideas. Few of the world's
great movements have had back of
them anything but the expansive force
of commercial intercourse and the im
provements of means of transporta
tion have put all the habitable parts
of the world In close touch with each
other. '
Free Hand for Loeb.
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh
has made it plain that Collector Loeb
of the port of New York, la to have a
free hand in dealing with abuses dis
closed ' there. Influential people have
appealed to the secretary to call a
halt on the collector, but the secretary
haa turned a deaf ear. Backed by the
secretary, Mr. Loeb is likely to revolu
tionize things in the custom house
business as he is going about to
remedy the evils In a most vigorous
and thorough manner. Ia an Interview
Secretary MacVeagh is quoted:
My visit here at this time ia with a
view 10 a closer touch with the problem
of the port and with the men who ana
handling them. Beyond- rhls It U only
necessary to say that It would be a, great
mistake to assume that everything ia
wrong at the port, notwithstanding the as
tonlhlng revelations we are all familiar
with. It would be equally a mistake to
think that there ia going to be anything
like an insuperable difficulty In setting
right what la wrong.
What ta 'essential, first and foremost,
la simply a public conviction that the cus
tom house la sincere and determined on
the one hand and that on the other hand
it la impossible to go beyond the custom
house and get aid and comfort against It
at the Treasury department In Washing
ton. In both theae matters the aituatlon Is
aa it ahould be. It will, not take long to
convince all concerned that Collector Iieb
means what he aays, and It won't take long
for anybody who trlee to withdraw the
support of the Treasury department from
the reforms needed at this port to find
out that 'that ia not practicable.
The statement of Secretary Mac
Veagh clearly means more than an en
dorsement of the particular action In
question. It is a notice to all con
cerned that every official of the Treas
ury department is'eXpected to adminis
ter, the, affairs of his office Id an im
partial and honest manner aud that tn
so doing he will be protected from any
onslaught by parties at Interest; fur
ther, that officials who fall short of
this measure of duty must expect to
walk the plank and that no outside In
fluence will save them.
Japan Shows Good Faith.
Figures furnished by the Immigra
tion bureau for April indicate that
Japan Is acting In perfect good faith
in its agreement to prevent the Influx
Into this country of any considerable
body of Japanese laborers. Each month
since the understanding was arrived at
between that government and the
the United States the number of Japs
returning to the home country has ex
ceeded those reaching the United
States. During April only 194 Japan
ese of all classes were landed on our
shores, while 253 departed and from
Hawaii the difference was still greater.
Aa a matter of fact, the number of
Japanese in the United States has at
no time been large enough to be a
serious menace to labor or to any
phase of our national life and there
was scant warrant for the hue and
cry raised on the Pacific coast. The
attitude of President Roosevelt, at the
time of that agitation has been amply
Justified by results. Whatever we may
think of ourselves It is patent that
Japan is a power to be reckoned with
and a radical policy pursued against
a sensitive,, people might have led to
serious complications. Fortunately the
country, as a whole, did not lose lta
head and stood firmly behind the
president In a course which haa solved
not only the national difficulty, but
the local trouble on the Pacific coast
as well.
"To Be Regretted."
As a matter of right and of law those
new republican supreme Judges should not
have been recognlxed. Their appointment
was as Illegal as a crap game. Their only
claim to recognition was the fact that
three of them were working republicans
and the fourth one a democrat who wqrked
tu suit republicans. It Is to be regretted
that the highest court In Nebraska should
admit to seats thereon appointees who
come under the commission of political
greed. Columbus Telegram.
It Is "to be regretted" that our old
friend, Elgar Howard, Is so afflicted
with party blindness that nothing that
bears a republican label looks right
under his critical vision. In his de
nunciation of the Sheldon supreme
judge appointments, however, he has
again gotten his trolleys crossed.
If their "only claim to recognition"
was the fact that "three of them were
working republicans and the fourth
one a democrat who worked to suit re
publicans," how does he explain the
further fact that three of the Shallen
berger appointees had likewise been
appointed by Governor Sheldon, two
of them the very same Identical work
ing republicans?
If the Sheldon appointees who were
seated "come under the commission of
political greed," what difference would
there have been on this score If
the Shallenberger appointees had been
What is "to be regretted" is that
the democratic governor and legisla
ture should have been so Inspired by
political greed as to have undertaken
lawlessly to use those supreme court
vacancies as pawns on their political
Another Place to Save.
The same county comptroller's re
port that shows that tor the year 1908
nearly $4,500 was paid out of the
county treasury for appraisers' fees In
probate cases discloses that $2,745 was
likewise paid out as attorneys' fees for
defending indigent persons on trial in
the district court. This Item for the
year is smaller than it usually is be
cause no very important cases required
defense at the expense of the county,
but it is safe to say that at least half
of this money could have been saved
if an attorney of fair ability were reg
ularly employed on a salary to attend
to this work. A deputy county attor
ney drawing not over $1,500 a year
does the prosecuting and the defense
could easily be cared for on the same
basis without overtaxing the time or
talents of the attorney employed.
Of course, to put the assignments
to defend indigent prisoners all in one
basket would seriously interfere with
the practice of the Judges of distribu
ting these favors as perquisites per
taining to the Judicial office, but the
same result could be obtained, if de
sired, by making appointments of
short terms and rotating them. If the
judges were willing, this saving of
money for the taxpayers could be done
right now without any change in the
law. Otherwise the legislature will
first, have to act by the creation of the
office of defending attorney.
Another Commercial club trade ex
cursion is off for a trip to booBt
Omaha as a market town. The trade
excursion haa become an established
institution by which our business men
are enabled to return the friendly
calls they receive from merchanta In
neighboring towns and to' cultivate
new trade territory. With the experi
ence gained on previous occasions the
present trade excursion is a foreor
dained success.
The suggestion that our city council
needs a chaplain brings forth the
cheerful assurance from a local
preacher that "If every session was
opened with a word of prayer and with
a verse of scripture, I know there
would be no crooked work done." In
tending no disrespect, we beg to recall
that the late session ot the Nebraska
legislature wag opened In each house
with prayer every morning.
Th midden killing of Chria Srhav
land, secretary of the State Board of
Assessment, just as the board was tak
ing up the annual valuation of tuft
railroads for. taxation Is particularly
untimely In addition to Its other sad
features. Mr. Schavland was reputed
the best-posted man on railroad tax
subjects In the state and the board
will find It difficult to All his place sat
isfactorily on short notice.
Omaha has fewer banks now than it
had twenty years ago, so if new banks
enter the field it does not follow that
they are the result of the new banking
legislation. In all probability Omaha
would have been due now for some
new banks, new laws or no new laws.
Another gathering of churchmen at
Boston has declared for unification of
all church denominations. Th" plan
meets with no opposition, but the real
trouble Is that each denomination in
sists upon furnishing the plans and
The chief trouble with painting pic
tures for a living Is that the painter
usually becomes a master only after
he haa been a long time dead and the
big prices of his canvasses are no per
sonal benefit to him.
A Modern Competitor.
Washington Herald.
"Rameses II was the greatest advertiser
Egypt ever saw," aays The Omaha Bee.
Well, there ia a gentleman in Africa Just
now that probably would not have asked
any handicap of Rameses.
Belated Recoarnltlon.
Chicago ' Tribune.
There is some satisfaction in the knowl
edge that the Wright brothers are making
oodles of money, but It la not gratifying
to the national pride to reflect that they
had to go abroad to obtain substantial
A Successful Reformer.
Baltimore American.
As a fearless and practical reformer Mr.
Loeb is proving a success. The cultivation
of his nerve, resource and diplomacy by
his encounters with lady cranks invading
the White House is now standing him In
good stead.
The Wriaht Brothers and Their
Triumphs Abroad.
New York World.
Orville and Wilbur Wright are Ohloans
by the accident of parental migration.
Eefcentlally they are Yankees of the' lean,
angular type that has furnished its share
and more of the world s Inventors.
With the great inventors these two
bicycle repairers of a small Interior city
have placed themselves In ten years, by a
combination of courage, ingenuity, persist
ence and self-won scientific attainments of
no mean order. It la not a small thing
that they have done in reversing the cur
rent of aerial invention and experiment,
which recently set so strongly toward the
dirigible balloon; In making the aeroplane
a practical traveling machine, and In clos
ing foreign contracts for actual delivery.
Like most Inventors the Wright were
poor. They had to earn a living while
experimenting with costly and fragile ma
terial. The plotting of the curves of an
aeroplane propeller and of the set of Its
wings la as complex a the problems of
marine engineering and the Wrights had
in effect to make 'their own text-hooks.
Like Maxim, likeHltchcock, like the Irish
American schoolrriaater Holland with his
submarine boat, the Wrights found abroad
the governmental recognition they could
not win at home. They have not revolu
tionized warfare, as Ericsson did with his
Monitor, which turned to Junk the wooden
navies of the world, but they have added
to it new terrors, new complications, newJ
corps d'tllte of men ready to die In a des
perate cause.
The Zeppelin airship will carry sixteen
men, but It is very costly, it can alight
only In a large body of water and it Is
more than 400 feet long, an enormous target
for the new Krupp vertical machine guns.
The cheap little aeroplanes may yet be
een by the hundred, like flights of battle
birds, wheeling and swooping over the set
field or falling with broken wings to earth.
It ia a prophetic vision of terror but of
beauty that the two Ohio Yankees have
forced the world to look upon.
Sentences Imposed In the Recent
Graft Case.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
Sentences were Imposed upon five defend
ants in the recent graft cases and upon
two men charged with embracery yester
day. The penalties range from one and a
half years to three and a half years in
prison, coupled with tines of S500 to $1,500.
The flva defendants convicted of bribery
and of conspiracy have appealed their cases
to the superior court and have obtained
supersedeases to stay execution of Judg
ment until their cases are reviewed. The
two convicted on the charge of embracery
have apparently decided to take their
medicine without a further resistance.
While the previous good character of
some of these defendants has excited the
utmost sympathy for them In their predica
ment, no one is likely to assert that the
sentences are excessive for the crimes
charged. The courts appear to have taken
into account the extenuating circumstances
In each case. Of course, there is the chance
that the convicted . men may prove their
innocence to the satisfaction of the higher
court, or that they have not been given
opportunity to present their full defense. In
auch event the sentences will not stand
What is said of them Is necessarily on the
premise that the proof haa been adequate,
as held by the trial court. .
In any event, the main object of the
prosecution has been gained; that la. not
the severe punishment of the men, but the
demonstration that the law cannot be set at
naught Vith impunity. Bribery haa been
branded as a crime, subject to sever,.
penalties. This fact waa apparently In
danger of being forgotten. Illicit bargain
ing, according to common report, had come
to be regarded aa the only means to obtain
official action or favor. No matter what
may be the final outcome of these cases,
the proceedings have certainly destroyed
the fancy that bribery has become an ac
cepted custom.
Stomach Trouble.
Your tongue is coated.
Your breath is fouL
Headaches come and go.
These symptoms show that
four stomach is the trouble. To
remove the cause is the first thing',
and Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will do that. Easy
t3 LiLe 6utd moat feffoCli?
Washington Life
her ketehea ef Xaetdesa aa
Kptsodea lb at Mark rrefreea
0 Xrvmta at tn Matloa'a Capital.
The largest bunch of trouble ever passed
up to a bureau of the Navy department Is
d Ing Marathon speed from Donaldsvllle,
l.a., to Washington. The bureau to which
the package ia consigned devote Its atten
tion to vindicating the dignity and enforc
ing the rights of Vncle Barn's Jack tars
and Is particularly energetic In pursuing
and punishing ilrwice house proprietors who
refuse ndmlttance to sailors in uniform.
The IVmaldsvIll incident presents a com
plication without precedent to guide the
bureau, hence its perplexities will multiply
the gray hairs of the bureaucrats before a
satisfactory solution Is found. According
to the advance notices, these are the facts:
The younger society women of Donalds
vllle held a reception and bull in honor of
the crew i f the battleship Mississippi, now
In these waters. Not conversant with mili
tary discipline, the young women had in
vited both officers and men.
It was noticeable during the Introduction
ceremonies that a coldness existed between
the superiors and their subordinates, but
matters went along pleasantly ennugh until
the grand march.
When every young woman had been ap
portioned to her young man and waa ready
for tne ball proper to begin, it was found
that fully twenty men were unprovided
for. They were all officers.' The orchestra
swung Into a breeiy, rhythmic march and
the fortunate young men. most of them
Jacklcs, each with a beaming girl on his
arm, went promenading up and down,
change your partners, grand right and
left, alternate couples to the right and all
that sort of thing, while surplus officers
retired, grumbling, behind a bank of
Before the first note for the first walla
was struck, the officers had held a solemn
conference and had' made a decision. The
Jackiea must go.
Kacli Jackie was told quietly hy a w liter
that the officers of the ship were unwilling
to depart from naval discipline of many
years standing, whlcn stipulated mat
privates might not mingle with their super
iors on equal terms. Each Jackie,
chagrined, was admonished to leave nis
partner and the bright lights and the
music, and all, and go elsewhere. It was
an order from the officers, said the wait
ers. Each Jack cast an anxious glance at
the officer nearest him and read in his
determined looks that orders were orders.
So the Jackiea, & sorrowful crew, filed out
of the hall. i
But there is another chapter. When
the officers looked for partners for the
first walii the very first, mind you there
weren't quarter enough girls to go round.
The young women, loyal to the Jackiea,
had departed with them.
Attorney General Wlckersham was not
long in office before his brother cabinet
officers began to ask him for opinions upon
various departmental questions. No doubt
miny of these were framed by somebody
lower down, who had not yet forgotten
the sunlight of the Bonaparte smile, . and
they went up to Wlckersham as a matter
of routine. It was then that the uncom
fortable quality of the new attorney gen
eral became noticeable. He was not con
tent to receive a hypothetical question,
framed for the express purpose of estab
lishing a convenient line of policy for some
bureau and for no other purpose. He de
manded the facts in every case, and then
calmly proceeded to sit down and mull
them over and write an opinion in accord
ance with- them.
It was hbt long before the effects of thla
new policy became noticeable. Heads of
departments who all their lives had Jeal
ously resented the notion that anyone but
themselves should decide dfartmental
questions found Wlckersham was de
ciding things for them. They asked for
the bread of smooth Information based on
a hypothesis, and they were given the stone
of a cold decision on the underlying facts.
It Is now the talk In departmental circles
that perhaps the departments had better
settle their own . troubles among them
selves, and not bother the attorney general
unless some genuine law point Is involved.
"Beauty sleeps" probably will defeat
t'nele Barn's kindly plans to let his em
ployes go to work earlier in the summer
and quit earlier. The various departments
in Washington are now being polled, and it
Is the women who are objecting to moving
the clock ahead.
Kvery summer this plan is started
usually by the base ball enthusiasts, who
would be willing to go to work before
sunrise If they would get off before the
game begins. It has been discussed ai
several cabinet sessions, and the various
department heads are now putting It up
to their employes. The departments at
present begin work at 9 o'clock and close
at 4:30.
The new plan contemplates hours from
:30 to 2, from 7 to 2:30. from 7:30 to 3, or
from 8 to 3:30. These hours would be ef
fective for June, July and August. So far
the vote has been adverse, and most of the
opposing votes come from the women, of
whom there are many thousand on L'ncle
Sam's pay roll here.
"The men are generally In favor of start
ing earlier," said one of the officials who
has been polling the Interior department,
"but, as a rule, the women object. They
don't go to hall games much, and they
Insist that they want to sleep longer in
the morning.'
The Navy department Is voting on start
ing one hour earlier than at present, and
the preponderence of men In this depart
ment is expected to result in the change.
The city house cleaning crusade which
was Inspired hy the women of Washington
produced results that are worth having.
It appears that 3,7n5 vacant lots have been
cleaned, 500 private alleys put In order
and lfl.ono cellars, woodsheds and back
yards made tidy since the work was In
augurated last month. It Is proposed to
make the movement something more than
a Hpurt. and effort will he made to pre
serve the Improved conditions throughout
the summer. The work of spring cleaning
for municipalities has spread widely
throughout the country, having first be
come established In the west, and now
many eastern cities and towns promote
community efforts of this sort.
Here is a genuine suffragette victory
and right in the capital of the nation:
Roosters may no longer be kept In the
District of Columbia. Thla is the princi
pal burden of the new "chicken" regula
tions promulgated by the Health depart
ment of the district. The rules specify
under what cordltlons chickens may ba
kept, stipulating Just what care must be
given the chicken houses and yards. But
the gem of thla aerlea of "chicken regula
tions" la the following:
4. "No roosters may be kept on the
A fine of from $2 to $10 a day la pro
vided for all violations. The police say
mey are tired of the complaints of citlcen
who own alarm clocks and don't want to
be awakened by cock crow. Henca tn
J . .
Royal Baling Powder
home or abroad, its qualities, which make th
food nutritious and healthful, are peculiar to itself
and are not constituent in other leavening agents.
President Tflft Is putting up too good a
game of golf to fret much over the fact
that a Porto Rlcan editor needs treatment
for a bilious spell.
Julia Ward Howe, who will be 90 years
old the 27th, Is quoted as saying: "The
deeper I drink of the cup of life the sweeter
It grows the sugar Is all at the bottom."
By the death of Mrs. Christopher U
Magee of Pittsburg, which occurred at her
winter home In Rome, Italy, on Monday
night, a fund estimated at $R,oon.non will
become available for the construction of a
hospital for women In Pittsburg.
The Kansas supreme court decides that
a shivaree Is a disorderly and unlawful
pastime and that the victims of one have
a valid claim for damages against the
town or city In which It is permitted to
take place. Law and common sense do
frequently go hand in hand.
Mrs.- Collla P. Huntington has given a
large plot of ground at Broadway and
One Hundred and Fifty-sixth street. New
Tork City, valued at $260,000 or more, to
the American Geographical society, on the
condition that the society raise money for
the erection of a building on the site.
Obstacles to the Making of Real
Corn Meal.
Washington Fst.
The Chicago wheat corner that so re
cently demoralized the market in that
cereal has caused another discussion of
the feasibility of substituting corn meal
for wheat flour In the economy of the
kitchen. The thing would be as good aa
ne If there were mills to grind real corn
meal and cooka to bake real corn bread.
There are a few such mills at the south
and many auch cooks there; but the com
mercial meal in cities, ground very fine
and bolted at the mill, cannot be converted
Into bread fit to eat hy the moat skillful
cook, and that is the reason why the north
haa ao long rejected corn bread other than
an execrable stuff, compounded of eggs,
milk, baking powder and a flour they call
corn meal.
Real corn bread is made of coarae meal,
ground on a horse or water mill, the ut
most capacity of- which Is not over twenty
bushels per diem. The corn must be sound
and carefully picked from the bin. Take
that meal, sift It, mix It to a rather stiff
batter with pure cold water, and bake the
pone In an Intensely hot oven. Every atom
of the meal, as it heats, splits open like
a kernel of popcorn, and when exactly
done the bread Is simply delicious. Most
cooks add a little salt to the meal before
mixing It with water, and most people pre
fer the salt; but that was long ago voted
plebeian, and perhaps that accounts for its
popularity, the plebeians being in a large
majority In this glorious union of ours.
But corn bread will never become popu
lar as pone, or hoecake, or Johnny cake,
or egg hread, or batter cake, so long as
the meal cornea from mills that grind the
grain at terrific speed and cook the grist
In the process of turning the grain Into
meal. Nobody can make real corn bread
of that stuff, and that is why the great
majority of our people will continue to look
to wheat aa the staff of life.
Sensible break
fasts Jo mucli
to maintain Cr
health. JYleats and ricn
food overload the stomach. ,
1.11 -- if k5sI
When your stomach
eat .
for ten mornings then keep on eating
it. It keeps the stomach sweet and clean
and the bowels healthy and active. ,
Po wdleip
tbjolulely Pure
Only Baking Powder
made from
Grape Cream of Tartar
made from Grapes-
has not its counterpart at .
She (sentimentally) It means a great
deal to a girl of Emma's natjre to many
a man like Dick.
He (brutally) Xratufallv. He Is a man
of means. Baltimore American.
Nan "Has T.ll told you yet when "he and
Jark are to be married?"
Fan "Not yet. but I know. . They'll be
married Just as soon as she ran get Jack
to propose." Chicago Tribune.
"It requires great facility of language to
enable a man to"Nsy exactly what he
thinks," remarked, the literary person.
"Yes." answered Mr..- Meekton, reflect
ively; "and. In addition. It often requires
great courage," Washington Star.
"How Is your wife as a Pork?"
"Strictly down to date." answered Mr.
Nuwedd. "She pours gravy over a mashed
potato and calls It a aundae." Louisville
"Is your huahand fussy about the. tem
perature?" "Kxcime me, ma'am, I'm a widow."
Cleveland Tlain Driller.
Maybelle "That tall, slender chap went
on the stage made up as a woman? How
did he look?"
Gladys) "Strictly up to date. You know,
he hasn't any hips." Chicago Tribune.
First Parlor Match You and I are llkt
those amliltloua politicians."
Second Parlor Match Are we?
First Parlor Match Yes; 'Jusl as soon aa
we git up to where we've got an easy
snap we lose our heads. Judge.
Turkey was talking about relieving the
victims fif maxacre. .
"It would be an well to wait until we
are through killing people." suggested a
member of the council, "and then there
will not be so many to relieve or so great
a drain on our resources."
Thus a delay that had seemed lnexpl en '
no longer appeared illogical. Philadelphia
Ledger. ' - ' ,
' Chicago News.
One time there was .
A boy r.
Named Roy
A joy
To all who knew him beat,
His parents were
The kind
Whone mind
fan find
No middle place to rest.
But must go on
And on
And on
And on
Until the limit looms.
(For any child
As lie,
Sans glee
Is iinlte the worst of dooms.)
They sterilized the air he breathed, they
fed him insect powder;
He played formaldehyde-and-aeek, which
only made them prouder.
He wrote with disinfected ink on sanitary
With baked and parboiled pencil, which
was not a inmlc caper.
He was as free from crawly things as
hard-boiled china eggs;
He worn curculio barriera bound about hia
sterile legs.
But once, alas.
The lad
Poor tad,
Tls sad!
Fled l)is germ-proof dureaa,
A microbe got
His hide
And died
Of utter lonesomenessl
. are dainty,
ious and inviting.
Tkey are pleating to the taste
and eatisfying1 to tKe appetite.
Remember, it'e tKe E-G
Proccw tnat malea tne flake
o crifp and Healthful.
Watch for the IjH mark
on the package.
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