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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 19,
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TOUfSDETJ BY EDWARD ROBBWAT.
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STATEMENT Of CTIlCVLATION.
Stat cf Nebraska. Douglaa County, aa:
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Be Publishing company, Ming duly
worn, tay that th actual numpar of
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WllaUf OUT Or TOWN.
SSrle laavlaa- tfc ally taa.
parartlr kaela hat Th " JJee
nailed t the. Adarea erlll ,
ekaaged aa eft a raaaeate.
The tariff rote on raaors may yot
cause some sharp debate.
The straw hat may pot coma in with
the late priui breexes; but It often
goes by that route. .
Are tha Eage coming to show the
signal corps men how' to fly or to get
points on aviation tor themselves T
Tor a definition of tho "anxious
eat" apply to almost anybody who is
holding down an appointive job in the
city hall. ' ,"
,The,New,T.Qr,lt ,Worl4 rwks, "Ji
democracy content?" Of course not,
with all the offices in the possession of
It looks as if our trad boosters were
going to. uphold theirreputation as
rain-makers,,' no jnttter what else
they may do.
A preacher has been telling the peo
ple pf. Chicago' that their city is not
the wickedest In the world. Omaha
can prove an' Alibi. '
If ex-President Roosevelt cannot se
cure a whits rhlnooerous any other
way bo might get a congressional oom
mittee to whitewash one for him.
Over, a ton of quinine was required
last year to combat malaria on tho
canal sono. Is It possible that some
of tho disease presented a case of shak
ing for the drinks?
Note how active those pneumatld
street cleaning machines Are flushing
tho pavements with water just at tho
time a succession of heavy downpours
of rain has mode It quite unnecessary.
Paul Morton, a distinguished former
Nebraskan, and-once-cabinet member
is-working for fl. 60 per day. His
friends need not be alarmed, however;
be is simply serving o a Now York
The railroad company has offered
f 10,000 reward for each of the ban
dits who robbed s train near Spokane.
There is no suggestion of a corner on
bandits being responsible for tho high
prices, r, ' :
Al O. Fields, the minstrel man, who
was s schoolmate of Secretary Knox,
, declares that jth.e, latter was a dull pu
pil. Mr; Knox is not tho only person
who has been unequal to solving min
If there were no other means of
knowing,' tno ' suggestion of Senator
Root that tho upper house of congress
get down to work would sump him as
a new member.
It is ana6unoed from Washington
that tho United States supremo court
will hold two' more sittings before ad
journment tor the summer. Hero is a
chance for those Water board lawyers
to get busy.
The last session of tho city council
in meeting of tho whole Is said to have
witnessed a busy afternoon. The out
going city council always gets busy
'during (the. latarval between election
and tho day for turning over to the
sew regime. !.'
Wisconsin legislators propose to
make swearing a crtmo.- .f the bill
becomes 'a law. Maxim's, new ' sound
mufflers 'Will find a ready mark fnr
a man must sap something whoa tho
home leant 'goes to places at tho crit
Cns of Hirh fricei. "
1 Tno tariff debate In the senate has
brought out one feature somewhat
aovel In connection wth ouch contro
versies. Ran a tor Scott, in a speech,
blamed the retailers of the country for
the high prices of which complaint has
been made, holding that they exacted
unreasonable profits, while the manu
facturer worked on a narrow and pre
carious margin. The assertion -was im
mediately challenged, the crossfire on
the subject not being upon party lines
or entirely relevant to the tariff ques
tion. ' ' .' -
Tnat tno cost or necesearipa na
been noticeably enhanced during re
cent years is a universally accepted
fact and light thrown upon the cause
or suggestion of a remedy will bo
gratefully received. The charge that
the tariff Is a controlling factor would
appear to be answered by the prices of
the goods lh question. The Increases
have not been alone In manufac
tured goods, either protected or upon
the free list. The general tendency
of manufacturers In the IJne of neces
sities had been downward, or at the
most only upwards in small degree ad
compared with meats, flour and food
stuffs pt sll kinds. It would, however,
require a thorough investigation, con
suming much time, by persons familiar
with both the tariff and market condi
tions, to reduce these comparisons to
The proof is yet to e produced to
sustain the accusation that It Is the ex
actions of .unreasonable profits by the
retailer which is responsible for un
due Increase In the cost of living. It Is
not apparent that retail proflta are
greater Or less than in times past, but
on the contrary it is plain that compe
tition between retailers is unrestricted
and to all appearances sharp and genu
ine. The catalogue houses, the big
department stores and the dealers in
exclusive lines are constantly fighting
for one another's trade and so con
flicting Are their interests that any
thing like combination would seem to
Durstion of Tariff JJebats.
Estimates as to the progress already
made on' the tariff bill are decidedly
misleading as basis for prognosticating
when the discussion will be concluded
and tho measure sent to the conference
committees. It is true that only a few
of the schedules have been disposed of
and that the senate has occupied six
weeks In discussion, . but the disposi
tion. of the schedules themselves
should require a comparatively, short
time when the loquacious senators are,
convinced that they have talked long
The debate on the bill falls Into
two classes tho purely academic
dealing with the tariff as an abstract
principle and thoA practical dealing
with particular schedules. With -few
exceptions these' speeches have not
been made with expectation tpjat they
would affect the vote either1' on the
bill as a whole, or tho particular
Schedules involved. They bays been
for the most part for home consump
tion and for the purpose of setting
senators right with their constituents.
on articles of particular interest to
them. When all the senators have
thus fortified their political fences for
future campaigns, the voting on the
schedules should go . through much
Just how many senators still want
to bo heard at length, probably no one
knows, but It would seem that the
majority had gratified, their desires,
the best posted observers placing tho
time yot needed at about ten days. If
that proves correct the bill should be
In conference by June 1 or shortly
thereafter, The Items precipitating
the most controversy have been passed
over without action and are in process
of sdjustement by private conference,
with every Indication that when the
debate ends sn sgreement will have
Tho trend of business . indicates a
prevalent belief that the bill when
completed will be generally satisfac
tory and the prolongation of tho de
bates is not retarding business as
much ss was feared it would. While
tho business interests of tho country
would like to have It over with, they
are apparently not particularly ap
The World-Herald 1 not ready to believe
that it la true that all alx of th repub
lican councllmen -elect can be handled
either by th franehlaed corporatlona or by
any other speelal lntereci. There are men
Ilk Judge Berka and Mr. Kugel among
tha republican councilman of good (land
ing as honest men and good clUaen. Un
til by aom overt act they prove tha con
trary we shall expect them to make auch
record a eouncllmen aa their reputation
warrant us la xjectlng. World-Herald.
, What poppycock!
With the council divided six and six
on political lines, no franehlaed cor
poration or special interest can organ
ise that body without the help of the
Assuming tjtat tho democrata will
claim the presidency of tho council,
which of the democratic eouncllmen
does tho World-Herald charge with
being subservient to tho corporations?
Tho World-Herald supported every
one of the democratic six, vouching
for his freedom from corporation
strings. On which one of them haa it
gotten cold foot already? If, all six
sre what the World-Herald claimed for
them during tho campaign, how can
anything go amiss now, no matter
which may bo elected president of the
But tho proof that tha World-Herald
la Indulging in poppycock Is to bo seen
la the hook It Is throwing out to two
ManttlUtana. Wa freely aiflt tha'
Judge Berka and Mr. Kugel, although
hardly more than the ether republican
eouncllmen, are "of good standing as
honest men snd good citlsens." With
all of us agreed ss to that, wo suggest
that the democratic rouncllmen make
either Berka or Kugel president of the
council and leave It to them to name
the committees according to their best
Hero Is a chance for the World
Herald to make Its hot air good. Let
It line up the six fearless snd trust
worthy democrats In the council on s
program to put one of these two re
publicans unconditionally In the chair
and there will be enough republican
votes forthcoming to carry It out.
President Taft has given unmis
takable evidence -within the last few
days that factional strife can look for
no encouragement from htm. Tho par
ticular case in point came up through
the naming of a special assistant at
torney general from Kansas. Tho re
publicans In that state are rent by two
contending factiona and the president
was unwittingly led into naming a
man whose appointment threatened
to add fuel to the flame. When tho
facts were called to Mr. Taft'S atten
tion the appointment was revoked and
the Kansas republicans told to get to
gether. f '
The action of the president Is mora
far-reaching than simply sn Indication
of his displeasure over what seemed
to be an effort to take advantage of
his favor. In further explanation ho
made it clear that ho considered it
his duty to keep hands off 'in mat
ters which concerned solely tho republi
cans of Kanaaa and that If they must
have differences they should adjust
them without involving tho national
administration. If this policy Is pur
sued It- will work for tho building up
of a united party which can bo counted
on In a national struggle to stand up
for' the principles of the party.
Filling; Up tho West .
The largo number of people going
west within tho last few days on tho
landseekers' rates made by the rail
roads is an indication of the rapidity
with which the country is filling up
with people from states farther to tho
east who are seeking a broader and
richer field for their activities. In mak
ing these -low rates and spreading
broadcast the advantages of this sec
tion to the people In the more con
gested sections to the east tho rail
roads are animated by an enlightened
selfishness, it Is true, but both those
who avail themselves of the offer and
those who are already located in the
developing sections and in cities like
Omaha to which they are tributary
are also the gainers.
Estimates of tho number whom this
movement will take Into agricultural
and horticultural pursuits during the
year vary from 75,000 to 160,000. Tha
Increase which this number will make
IS the productive capacity of the west
will be enormous and cannot fall to
have a stimulating effect upon all lines
of trade. It is one of those migrations
of races, peaceful withal, which In past
ages have founded . new empires and
worked revolutions in the world's, pro
gress. In this case It will, within a few
years, make such s change in the
great west that it will scarcely be
recognized by those who fondly
thought they knew it well.
Neligh is also getting ready to build
new public library with money fur
nished by Andrew Carnegie. Our lata
legislature did only halt a job In re
fusing to let the University of Ne
braska qualify for participation In tho
Carnegie foundation, when it might
have passed a law prohibiting the ad
mission of any Carnegie money -into
the state for any purposo whatsoever.
A noted Japanese doctor says that
with the advent of modern civilisation
In his country there has been a notable
Increase in Insanity. Tho Japaneae
certainly have beon going at a swift
pace since Admiral Perry opened the
country up to the world, and it would
be nothing strange, if the rapid and
great changes in methods of life had
produced sncb an effect.
The Omaha wool warehouse Is get
ting the wool just the same. Tho
western wool producers remember who
it was that forced the dealers to pay
them fair prices last year and they are
again coming to the same source for
relief. Tho wool growers' Interests
are Omsha's interests and outside of
any sentiment this is the best assur
ance of a square deal.
The flowers that bloom in the spring
are not in it with tho billboards that
are blossoming up all over tho city.
What has become of tho movement for
a more beautiful Omaha, which the
Real Estate exchange was going to
promote? Has It collided with the
few dollars of rentals which the bill
boards pay for tho use of vacant lota
on prominent corners?
According to Edgar Howard Gov
ernor Sheldon's appointments to the
supreme court vacancy were "as Ille
gal as a crap game." Wonder what
be would caU Governor Shallenbergor's
appointment of a member of the state
senste to a position on tho State Nor
mal board In direct violation of the
Milwaukee Is apologising for a car
nival of crime snd lax enforcement of
lawa on the ground tho slty has only
400 policemen. That is a fsr larger
number per capita than Omaha has,
and even former captious critics are
forced to admit that Omaha Is a pretty
well regulated city so far as the police
protection Is concerned.
The Nebraska State Railway com
mission haa Issued an order to compel
the erection of a depot at Madison.
WV remember a similar order once Is
sued by a State Railway commission
some years ago requiring the railroads
doing business at Omaha to build a
union station for joint occupancy. It
is to be hoped the present order pro
duces better results than did tho old
one we refer to.
E ipert Wt f'not t ee.
New Tcrk Herald.
Oermany la reported a aroueed over our
tariff plana. Don't entirely like them otir
aelves, but can't have everything made
in Germany. .
Worth the rrlee.
Kanaaa City Journal.
Thoae who thought that a dollar a word
waa too much for Mr. Roosevelt hunting
narrative didn't know that there wa to
be a Hon. In every line and a rhlnoceroa In
A Smile Between Slab.
Wall Street Journal.
Tewer railway accident In 1808. than In
190?. we have become accuatomed to de-
creaaes In all things during the lat year
and a half; here at laat 1 one we may
look at without etghtng.
I'aeertalnty of Horaelerta Slaa.
Charleston New and Courier.
Without poeltlvely asserting that the
owner of a high power touring car cannot
be an incurable democrat, it may be aa
aerted that the owner Of a little on.e-aea.ted
gadabout is pot necessarily a republican.
Prophecy of the Patare.
Now that they havd eucceeded in lighting
tha Omaha electrical exposition by wlrela
current, perhapa it. la not unreasonable to
hop that the day may come when som
of our resident streets will not look ilk
a forest deadening.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
When Senator Tillman' dined at tha
Whit Houae It may be taken for granted
that all disagreeable subjects were care
fully barred from the conversation. This
would include any passing reference to so
journers abroad, aa well aa to certain
things and happenings nearer home. Any
body ta at liberty to fill in the blanks.
Balling; tk Ward Market.
St Louie Qlobe-Democrat.
From th nomenclature with which this
country ha been flooded alnc Mr. Roose
velt reached Africa, both' In geography and
natural history, w conclude that th
former president I not being overpaid at
tha rat of a dollar a word for writing
hunting new in that country. Such words
should bull the word market.
Treated lea at a Scandal.
Philadelphia Ledger. '
The tragic side of tha capitol scandal
is emphasised In the death of the chief
contractor for the extravagant furnishing
This is the fourth death among those
who wer concerned In thia extraordinary
case. It relieve Sanderson himself, who
wa under sentence, from further proceed
ings before any human tribunal, and it
will probably poet pone atlll further the
trial of those of his associates who have
thus far escaped a formal reckoning. But
it cannot be said that any of them has
escaped unpunished, and It will be long
before an attempt will be made to Imitate
their remarkable raid upon th public
treaaury. , , .
. .... Collars, la Polities. .
Iowa ia struggling, with a new Idea. It
involvea the morality or the contrary of
celluloid aa a substitute for .clean linen.
"What can you expect of a man who wear
a celluloid collar?" Thus cried a state
man of th Hawkeye state, with an Insin
uation that th govarnor 1 guilty of false
pretenses In th matter of clothing hi
neck. What, indeed, can one expeot from
such a one? The atateaman who made the
query failed to give the answer, but It
would seem to be nothing good. The
governor's friend assert that he weara
collars only of the flneat linen and of
stylish cut, and that the Insinuation to
the contrary ta "cruel." The real slgnl
finanoe of collars in politics, however ia In
dependent of th material whereof they are
mad, the Important queatlon ia, what is
OIR MACilCAL GROWTH.
All the Rest of the World Dlstaaeed
la the Rae. .
The tremendous strides this country la
making In every direction of growth con
stitute the United States the wonder of
the world. The great possibilities before
us open up wide specula Hon as to what the
future may have In atore. According to
the report of the Department of Com
merce and Labor tha developed water
power of the Vnlted States la t.S57,oro
horsepower, and the number of - wheels
It turna la 61,827. Th undeveloped water
power la believed to be equal to that al
ready developed, and what haa been de
veloped la capable of infinite expansion.
The estimated coal supply is 8.138,708,000,000
long tons, while th highest production
In any on year waa but 48v.00u.OU0 ton.
At th present rat of consumption the
supply will last 7.310 years, so w need
not for a coal famine for some genera
The available Iron ore la estimated at
4.785,000.000 long tons, while we mine only
sbout 62.000,000 tons a year. At that rat
wc hav Iron ore enough to laat for a
hundred yeara yet, and by that time in
genuity and discovery-will be able to find
something to take Its place. In 1907 we
produced nearly one-half of the world's
production of pig Iron, and at the rate
our production Is tnoreaslng it will not be
many yeara until we equal all the rest of
the world In this line. The L'nlted States
owns TM.ttB.CCO acre of land that la ' yet
to be brought under cultivation.
In 1R87 th farm wealth of the country
wa 14.0,000,000, and in 1W? thla had
been Increased to t7.412.eno.00O. The last
three year hav shown a great change In
crop valuea. For Instance. In 1M) cotton
led with a value of I7r,noi),0o0; th next
year hay forged ahead" with t744.O00.OM, and
In lfie corn took the lead with the enor
mous value of tl.til8.mo.00o. At one time
export of manufactured producta were but
a email per cent of the total exports, but
In H they amounted to about 41 per cmt
of the total.
Perhaps th beat teat of our business
growth Is shown by the receipt of the
Poatofflc department from th sale of
tamp. In IKS) tha receipts were about
ll.000.000: by 18S0 they increased to tM.COn,
000. In 1870 to t33.0OO.0OO. In 10 to tlO2.000.00O,
and in 1 to H91.SOO.ono. The figurea ahow
that in 1807 the number of letter and pott
earda sent through th postal eytm of
th United Stat waa (.4ttft.0co.000, aa
againat 8.268,000,000 In the German empire,
t.85S.0O0.0UO In the United Kingdom, 1.118..
Oue.,000 In France, and 1.07. 000,000 in Auatrla-Hungtry-
The ttlegraph messages sent in
th United State in 1907 reached th enor.
mou number of tt.ooo.ooo.ooo. In this con
nection it mutt be remembered that the
telephone 1 a large competitor of the
telegraph, i:Ul!y for lung eommerclal
massages, and It I growing In favor each
year. In nearly vry tep of th world's
progress during tha lsst hundred year
lb United Swtes has been th pioneer.
Around New York
SUpplee ea tk Current et Xlfe
a Been la tha Slreal Amerloan
Metropolis from Bay te Bar.
Th movement Uunched by Colonel Cody
and Rodmn Wanamaker to rear In New
Tory harbor a comemoratlon statue to
th American Indian ha been cordially
received by the press, and slve promise
of becoming a reality. The honor of the
suggestion I divided between Mr. Wana
maker and Colonel Cody and was put for
ward at'a dinner glren by the former In
honor of Buffalo Bill. Among the guest
were General ' Nelson A. Mile. General
Leonard Wood. General Horac Porter
and Homer Davenport, all of whom cor
dially endorsed the Idea. Mr. Wanamaker
has set out to emphasise the place of tha
American Indian In history. He aent an
expedition Into the northwest last year
which obtained photographs and data that
are to be presented to the Bureau of Ethnol
ogy In Washington and which portray In
dian life and legends aa would again be
Colonel Cody lifelong relation with the
Indian and hia attachment for them made
a dinner seem a fitting expression of Mr.
"Mr. Wanamaker haa not told me what
he Intende to do for the Indian," Colonel
Cody said. "I know the value of his ex
pedition, but I believe he has In mind
some further way of perpetuating the char
acter of tha race. I have an Idea that the
work now begun meana a monument In the
harbor, as big a Liberty or bigger, of an
Indian with hand extended In welcome."
"I hr In Colonel Cody's admiration for
th Indian, and In hi hope for uch a
monument a he suggest," said General
Miles. "The Indian alwaya kept treatie
and w always broke them. The early ex
plorer kidnaped them, they were sold
Into slavery In New England, they were
hunted like dog in Connecticut. Act of
atrocity marked white treatment of them
wherever the white went. In every terri
torial expansion. New York harbor la th
fitting place to display to the world th
quality of the welcome extended by the
natives to thoae who came here to build
for the republlo we all enjoy."
General Porter approved the Idea as
coming from a man who knew the Indians
better, probably, than any on else living.
Homer Davenport spoke for It and paid
high tribute to Indian character.
Rodman Wanamaker presented through
General Mile to Colonel Cody, In recogni
tion of his services In acquainting clvllisa
satlon with the life of a vanishing race,
a testimonial finely engrossed on parch
ment and containing some of the finest
of tha photograph obtained by last year1
expedition. The testimonial waa bound In
buffalo hide, with silver ornament Illus
trative of the wret.
Health-Commissioner Darlington esti
mate that Greater New Tork had a pop
ulation of 4.i22,85 on January 1, 190, which
Is an lncreaae of 137.260 during 1808; and
thr wer 4.14S more birtha. and 8. 138
fewer deatha In 1908 than In 1907. The
record for th atate also favor increase.
Still and it is a notable fact-in the face
of these mot remarkable figure of in
crease, ther were nearly thirty thousand
less people married In New York City dur
ing 1908 than in 1907, and nearly eighty
thousand less in the Stat, says Harper's
However, when It is remembered that
marriage in the state fell off over seven
per cent, in 1907, as compared with 1906,
th actual decrease of 1908, considered in
relation to th general average of In
crease for past years; will be found really
much greater than shown by the bar
statistic of the' annual atate marriage
census. It Is not altogether a ' question
of the decrease In marriage for laat year
aa compared with 1807. The extent of the
decrease Is not wholly appreciated until It'
1 understood what th real normal in
crease would have been, taking the per
centage of Increase in former years a a
basis of calculation.
The lncrea in marriage in Greater
New York for 1907 over 1908 waa only five
per cent. Had th twelve-per-cent. n
creaa of 1908 over 1908 been maintained
during 1907, ther would hav been an In
crease of .1.802 marriages in that year.
Instead of'the 2,742 as credited, or a total
of 64,167 tnstsad Of 48,866 marriage.
Cuatoma officer teldom have to pa
upon so many medala and decorations In
the baggage of an Incoming traveler aa
were found in a trunk belonging to
Colonel M. H. De Hora, president of g
mining company In Montana, who ar
rived on the New York of the American
Line. There were two boxes of the deco
ration, which numbered about seventy
and included several conferred by South
American republics and gifts of sovereigns
and potentate all over the world.
Colonel De Hora haa been a soldier of
fortune and haa been an adventurer 'In
many regions. He waa born In what 1
now Arlionl, fought Indian In the west,
was educated as a mining engineer, and In
the course of hi career drifted to South
Africa, taking part in the Matabele re
bellion. During the Boer War, he says, he was
made chief of police in Johannesburg. He
says he won the title of colonel there, and
that he is proud of being the only Amer
ican who ever rode at the head of British
troops during a parade In London.
A delicate woman, with a baby on her
arm and a little boy holding on to her
kirt. boarded a ajbway train at the
Brooklyn bridge one evening recently when
the uptown rush was at ita height. There
were no seat vacant, and the woman bal
anced herself aa best (he could until at a
curve she fell forward, and was saved
from Injury only by the crowd that aur
rounded her. Instantly a number of people
rose and offered her a place to sit down,
but she refused and Jold tha man next to
whom she stood: "Bom people never help
until the last minute, when they ar
aahamed to do otherwise. I'd rather stand
than thank one of them."
There are 16.000 chestnut tree In Forest
park and every pn of thm I dead, a a
reault of the queer tree scourge that has
teen devastating forest lands and for which
the government authorities et Washington
have found no remedy. In addition to the
cheatnut treea that ar ruined beyond all
hope of redemption, there ar 4,0u0 more
tree In Forest park that ar also aa dead
as the proverbial dZor nail. They will all
have to be cut down. Thla is the largest
group ot forest trees ever known to be af
fected by the scourge. Last year it was
found necessary to cut down 1,400 chest
nut tree In Propect park on account of
the soourg. but t number In Forest park
1 simply appalling.
"Wc first discovered that this scourge
waa attacking th tree flv years ago,'
aald the park commissioner, "and we did
all we could to prevent it from apreadlng,
but our efforts were In vain. There seems
to be no earthly remedy for curing trees
an effected. Everything possible haa nn
tried at Washington, but th tree die J-iat
the same. It la a acourg that attacks th
tree inside the bark, said ther is nu way
of treating thein."
rJ Makes the -lightest,
most delicious and tasty
hot biscuit. Makes the;
hot-bread, rolls and muf
fins sweet and wholesome
Governor Hoke Smith, of Georgia . will,
resume th practice of, law when he retires
from effice aa chief executive of th state
next month. .
In order to Impress his Ideas more forci
bly upon mankind at large Mr." Vardaman
of Mississippi will do a turn on the Chau
tauqua circuit thla season.
Congressman Carl Carey Anderson of
Ohio at the aste of 10 Was a newsboy and
boothlnck and at 18 had saved enough
money to buy a home for his mother.
After his visit to - Alaska the . coming
summer President Taft will have but ono
mot territorial possession under the Amer
ican flag to visit. He haa never been to
In ls8, when Theodore Roosevelt waa
the republican candidate for mayor of New
York, he received the lowest vote east
60.110 while Henry George received 68.110
and Abram 8. Hewitt, who was the demo
cratic nominee, who waa elected received
Richard U. Sherman, on of Vic Presi
dent James 8. Sherman, was elected presi
dent of the Consolidated Water company
cf I'tlca, a 83.000.000 corporation, and he
Immediately reslgi.ed his position as private
secretary to Wll'lam Loeb, collector of the
port of New York.
Lord Wolseley, who used to be known In
England aa "our greatest general," is , in
straitened circumstances and ha. given UP
hi residence, the .imhnuse, Glynde, Sus
sex, owing to , the expiration of his lease,
and th furniture and contents of th mod
est little mansion hav been disposed of
Within a few months Chicago hopes to
have a memorial In one of Its parks to
Dr. Nicholas Benn, one of the city's great
est surgeons. Buch a project waa discussed
at a meeting of the Nicholas Senn club.
composed of phyatrlans of Chicago. The
same evening the Chicago" Board of Edu
cation approved of a committee report to
name th new Lake View High school after
Here la tePeter Borry of Klelnfelters
vllle, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, who
at 103 yeara of age is Visiting his grand
daughter In Reading. He cast his first
vote for Andrew Jackson, and Editor Nor
man Mack of Buffalo, and the National
Monthly ought to .write up peter and
spread his picture before the democrats of
the nation. '
BURNT . OFFKItlNUS.
Oa Dark Spot la the Nation Prodi
rallty. Washington Post.
During the last five year the average
annual fire loss In the United State has
been t9.200,412, according1 to a report
mad at the annual meeting of the Na
tional Board of Underwriter in New York
recently. More than a quarter of a billion
dollara I waited every twelve months as
a result chiefly of carelessness! With a
very few exceptions tha fires that con
sumed these property values were the re
sult of Inattention to the laws of pre.
caution and safety. Inadequate Inspection,
alovenly management, indifference to de
tail of arrangement, lack of discipline,
thrses are accountable cause of fire-making
eondltlona. These figure do not in
dicate the loa of life Involved In th flrea,
a heavy toll.
We are a wasteful, prodigal people, as
g Whole, only slowly learning our lesson
and profiting by our sufferings and' ex
pnrlences. . Maybe sorne day the . signlft
cance of the fire statistics will be Im
pressed upon (he public sufficiently to
cause a greater degree of care tn every
Una of work and a more perfect obedi
ence to the laws of security.
High Grade Pianos
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thnxt beat class dlatanced by a mile. Nothing made to match It In Ha
class. Than, there I th Xlmbail piano, with close te 200.000, in actual u,
known ta mlolana for fifty yeara th very beat In it' claaa: llkwls the
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. A. MOSPE G0f :
Titm Sm i aai aaoas QaaUty and Frle and oca.' , .
Used L J
food from alum
"Is It luckv to pk-k up a horseshoe?"
"That's what they say "
"They're wrong. I picked up one with
a 850 tire today."-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Rivers tdlpplng his pen ,ln .th ink)
Tell me a diplomatic way to, call a man
a liar. '
Brooks Always select a smaller -man
than you are. Chicago Tribune.
"When is a sailor not a ealfort"
"When he's aboard. Ha ha!"
"But he not a sailor when he's ashore."
"That's so. Then a sailor Is never a
sailor. Ain't It funny ?" -Cleveland Leader.
"It takes a wise man to know when to
Chang hi mind." .
"Ye," answered Senator Sorghum. "I'm
getting brain tug trying to change it often
enough to keep up with the views of my
various constituent on the tariff." Wash
"I wondT why three-fourths of the
stenographers In business offices are
"I guess it is because men Uke to feel
that there Is at least one class of women
whom they can dictate to." Baltimore
. Lady Will you end this rug on ap
Certainly, ma'am. -Little
Girl (who Is with her mother)
Hadn't you better tell him to be sure and
get It there on time, mamma? You know
we give the party to-morrow night Life.
THE GREAT WIN. .
''i senf'hiy'o'toTollg'sald the father,
' very proud;' . : -
"And now he's won a triumph, which 1
They tell me he's a wonder, h's the" bet
they ever had,
And congratulate me warmly, that I'm
father of th lad.
They say he holds th record, that he'
right ther In the swim,
That faculty and students, they ar very
proud of him.
And that now to clap tha climax of all the
feats he'a done,
Thia boy of mine is a victor he ha won
The other fathers wondered and they felt
a good deal sore
Their sons hsd not cause given for the
look this other wore.
The mothers, too, were angry; they did not
a bit enjoy
The way the vlctor'a mother talked about
her wondroua boy; '
Each rair of parents felt their aon could
Just have done the sume,
If he had had the chance to the lucky
one which came;
But atlll the fact waa patent as to what
kind fate had dope,
They whispered to each other, "Jones'
boy won the Marathon."
Then rame a curious neighbor 'to th proud,
And said. "I do not wonder that you folks
are up In air
To have so bright a genius and ao talented
a son, ,
But we re backward folk; you know
what 1 a Marathonl"
The father he looked queer like, and the
mother she looked scared,
And the neighbor was rejoicing that to
ask the fsct he dared.
But when the father said, with pride be
was sorry he hsd done It,
"I don't know what' the blamed thing- Is,
but anyway, he won It."
SALT SULPHUR WATER
also the "Crystal Lithium" water from
Excelsior Springs, Mo., in 6-gallon
5-gallon jug Crystal Lithla Water. .$2
(-gallon Jug Salt-Sulphur water 92.25
Buy at either store. We. sell ovqj 100
kinds mineral water.
Sherman & McConnell Drug Go.
Sixteenth and Doslgt SU,
Owl Drug Co. ' :
Sixteenth and tUrney Sta.
1513 Douglas Street :,. ;
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