Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 20, 1909, Page 6, Image 6
6 THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, MAY 20. 1000 TlDv OMAHA" DAILY BE fOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER. VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR. Entered st Omaha postoffflc a second class matter. . TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally p. (without Sunday). on year.. JJO Dally Bee and Sunday ona year w DELIVERED RT CARRIER. Dally Boa flnelud'ng Sunday), per wek. -J-Je rally Bee (without Sunday), per 1( Evening Fe (wtthnet Sunday). per wee Evening Bo (wlh Sunday). pr week 10e Sunday B. ona year , Saturday Bee, one year 1 Addreaa all complalnta of Irrea-ularltlee In iellvery to City Circulation Department. offices. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha Twenty-fourth ana N. Council Bluffs lit Scott Street. Ilncoln 61 Little Building. Chicago 14 Marquette Building. New York-Rooma 1101-1193 No. 34 Weat Thirty-third Street. Waehlngton-TM Fourteenth Street. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. Cnmmunlcatlona relating to newa and edi torial matter should be addreaaed: Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 2 rent atampa received in payment of mall accounta. Pereonal ehoeits. except on Omaha or aaatern exchanges, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CtRCtrtiATION. State of Nebraska. Douglas County. sat Oeorg-e B. Taechuck. treasurer of The Bee Publishing company, being duly aworn. saya that the actual number of full and complete copies of Tha Daily, Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed during tha month of April. 1909. waa as iollow: 1.......... 19,90 IT 41.0O0 I. ,.. 39,060 II..... ...... T,lSO I 39,SO " 40,390 4 37,600 29 4030 1 41,300 II..,....,.. 40,410 40,540 : tl. 40,400 T. 41,000 II 40,300 t 41,400 14 40,040 41,600 . M 10 . 41,400 . !.; 4880 11 37,300 IT 4S.B90 It tI. 41,300 II... S0 II 41,440 19 40.330 14 ,. 40,580 10 4600 II . 40,000 " . - li 4000 ' Total.. 130,410 Returned copies.'.; ... 1M0S Nat total ....... J. . ', Masor Daily average 40.340 GEORGE a TZSCHUCK. " , --. ' , TroMU.-or. Subscribed In my- presence and ewern tu before bm this 11 day of May, 10. M. P. WALKiSR, Notary Publia. vVHliN OUT OB TOWN. Sabacrlbars leavlag the elty teas, storarlly, skoals) . have Ike , Baa nailed ta, them. Addr'rea will ka ekaaaied aa oft as .rvaarated. Hag tha new Maxim explosion muf fler been placed on Castro? In the language ,of the prize fight editor, the blows of .thai French strik ers lacked steam. ?'"- The old council has closed its ac counts and made ready for the open ing of a new set, of books. According to Mr. Bryan three fourths of the people are democrats at heart. ' StIU. it's votes; that count. The. tariff bUl provides for. a reduced duty on nails. Keeping in mind the necessity of patching political fences? A Kansas Judge haa decided that a charivari is a disorderly assemblage. The name Itself la enough to start a disturbance, v ' a' United States naval vessel fired Into a school of black fish. The navy should be admonished against drawing the color Hoe? A phonograph ha been Invented which can be heard for a distance of four miles. What a pity the -inventor did not die young. The consuming desire of Governor Haskell of Oklahoma to meet the issue without hiding behind technicalities Is becoming overpowering. It la to be hoped Governor Bhallen berger played no favorltea among tho railroads when he bought all those mileage books at state expense. Tbo world's supply of gold has reached $11,000,000,000. We are not particular, and If express charges aro too high we would just as soon have our share sent along in bills. A city statistician is tho latest pro posal for enlarging the pay joba In the city hall. What's the matter with the city comptroller compiling all the nec essary statistics for the conduct of city affairs? ' Nebraska now has a state board to examine and license professional nurses. According to best legal au thority, however, the new law does not Include tho nursing of political ambitions. That Bayou Sara reception commit tee deserves a medal tor Its frankness. Its diction waa hardly np to the Bar gent S. Prentiss standard but the number took no. chances on initiation Into the Anaaia rlub. . . It Is still snowing up In Canada and Montana. If we can pull through tho mayor's Inauguration without any seri ous atmospheric disturbances every thing will be set for summer, oven If the northern' section does continue to how off. Every truly loyal resident of Great Britain now looks under his bed before retiring for the night to make sure no German spy la concealed there. This scare may be amusing to outsiders, but John Bull threatens to suffer from nervous colls pso 'unless Some remedy is soon found." r " . . ; Mr; Bryan scored congressmen whoso votes on the tariff bill aro so placed as to foetet-' Industries in their own sections. Mr. Bryan remembers that whta h was la congress the only "pork" ha tot tor.'bls dfetrtcf was an appropriation for an elevator in. the Lincoln poitoffioo, The Bleached Flour , Rujinf. By an arrangement, with the at torney general a speedy legal determ ination of the bleached flouf ruling of Secretary Wilson Is promised. The question involved is a . vital one to Nebraska millers snd wheat raisers. Nebraska winter wheat, while making flour of the best quality, unless bleach ing or some other process is reBorted to. Is larking In that quality of white ness desired by the housewife, and consequently must sell at a less price. The point of the litigation is two fold whether the Introduction of the small quantity of nitrate in the electric bleaching process Is harmful to health and also whether the ' bleaching la such a deception as to come under the inhibition of the pure food law. From obtainable evidence it would scarcely seem as though much hinges on the first proposition. In fact, even Chemist Wiley, a stickler , and extremist, does not insist on It strenuously. Whether the bleaching Is such a deception of the purchaser as to bring it under the misbranding ban of the law Is a sub ject on which people may differ. The pur food act was passed with the laudable purpose of protecting the public from harmful adulterations and to prevent substitutions from being palmed off on the ignorant. The pur pose of the law la laudable and no one questions the sincerity of Mr. Wilson and Mr. Wiley. " Some of the orders Issued Tor its enforcement, how ever,' are regarded by those affected as both unreasonable and unjust. The Nebraska and other millers in the winter wheat belt complain that the enforcement of the bleached flour rul ing will cause a depreciation each year of several cents per bushel in the market value of the state's 40,000,000 bushels of winter wheat without bene fit to the consumer. Whatever the equities of the case, a speedy settlement is desirable. 'If the secretary Is right as to the ap plication of the law because the law itself is too broad It can' be; changed. If its Justico Is apparent, on a full Inquiry the Nebraska and' other winter wheat growers must perforce submit as gracefully as they can. ' ' V, V Worrying About Rooseyelt..: ; Ever since Mr. Roosevelt' announced his determination to go on his hunt ing trip to Africa well meaning friends and others whose business it, is to worry for his personal safety have been exercised lest something un toward should happen to -him. -The sleeping sickness, malaria, the attacks Of wild beasts and numerous other calamities have in turn, served their' day.. But Mr. Roosevelt went ahead with his preparations just the same and Is simply having a "bully" time. Everybody is "delighted." except the Hons and tho croakers. . . The latest cause of worry' vls.-that the Mad Mullah' or. the Somali natives may fall upon" the 'illustrious hunter and exterminate him. With all due respect to the anxious onesVtBC'reccird, of. the ex-president Indicates that he Is thoroughly well equipped to take caro of himself. As a hunter he knows the dangers of the pursuit of large game and has never been guilty of neglecting the precautions experience would dictate. Those who are fearful that ho will charge single handed and alone into the band of fanatical na tives fall - to credit, him with the common sense which has always char acterized his actions. It would be in teresting and pictureaque, of course, if he should give the Africans an il lustration of how Corporal Peck put down the rebellion, but it is far more likely that If the Mad Mullah or the Somali natives run amuck Mr. Roose velt would leavo that job to the British army and go over Into the other pas ture to hunt Hons. ' ' ' - It Is retl kind, of course, for all these good people to take the entire worry of this African trip off the mind of Mr. Roosevelt, but It is barely possi ble after all It may all be misdirected and wasted effort The German Bugaboo. It is barely possible that our British friends and the alarmists in this and other countries aa well have over looked some vital facts In conjuring up a German bugaboo.' That Germany has a powerful and efficient army is not to be denied. That it is building up a strong and potential navy is also evident, but facts easily within the reach of all demonstrate that It is Im possible for Germany to go to the lengtha credited to it by the British. Germany, like pthcr nations, has its limitations, and in the matter of war and preparations for war in these modern days the financial one is not to bo overlooked. The German empire came Into being In 1871, free from debt and with tho immense indemnity paid by France as an asset. Today It has' a national debt pf fl, 050,000,000, which Is constantly Increasing. This la the debt of the Imperial government , and does not Include that of its vari ous states and municipalities. Further more, its revenues have fallen short of expenditures In every year since 1897, and It has been forced to make good the deficit by means of loana. The result of this has been to force up the Interest rate from 3 to 4 per cent on government loans and the price of Imperial S per cent securities haa fallen to from 85 to 95. To meet these financial burdens the government hss been compelled to re sort to new sources of revenue, but has not "been able to make the annual budget balance even then. - The limit of taxation,- of course, haa not been reached, but It la inconceivable that facing such fiscal problema a people aa Intelligent and 4ar-eelng as the German should--be -deliberately-planning to undertake a war of aggression against any country, It la far more believable that the geographical loca tion of Germany is forcing upon It a military and naval expenditure from which both its people and its govern ment would gladly escape if they could. Will another feature points to the improbability of any deliberate inten tion on the part of Germany to pro voke or engage in a war with a first class power. Germany's manufactures snd trade are expanding at an enor mous rate, Its foreign commerce ex ceeding that of any other country In Europe except Great Britain. This commerce has practically all of It been created since 1871 and not yet firmly enough established to maintain itself In the face of a destructive war. Those who are worried about Ger man aggression would seem to be needlessly alarmed. The United States and Great Britain might with far more reason wake up to the danger of Ger man trade dominance than of its mili tary and naval supremacy. i Nine Yean of Service. The council meeting just held has marked the close of nine years of serv ice in that body of its one republican member. In the spring of 1900 Harry B. Zlmman went Into the council. chosen from' the Third ward, without experience of any kind In city affairs and with little to commend him be sides the vigor of youth and a reputa tion for square dealing. He closes his councilmanic career without doubt the best posted man on the practical work ings of our city government and with a record of intelligently directed serv ice for the people and successfully withstanding the blandishments of self ish Interests. During the last three of his nine years Mr. Zlmman found himself the only republican In the council, and as the lone minority charged with the re sponsibility of keeping the democratic majority In the straight path by ex posing their different schemes and deals as they came up. How success ful he was In this difficult role Is proved by the fact that he came to be satirically referred to aa the "custo dian of the democratic platform." We shudder to think what the record of the democratic council would have been without the constant vigil of this one republican councilman. Since his entrance Into the council chamber Mr. Zlmman has led the fight for tax reform, for street lighting con cessions, for universal street car trans fers, for lower telephone rates, gaining him the uncompromising enmity of the public service corporations that could not buy him off. He served accept ably as mayor during the Interval from the death of Mayor Moores to the ad vent of Mayor Dahlman, and while he has been denied promotion to the mayor's chair in his own right he will leave the council chamber with a rec ord matched by no one else who haa ever served Omaha as councilman a record entitling him, at least, to grate ful remembrance. Reading the reference in Collier's Weekly to the World-Herald as one of the few dallies "that calls Itself demo cratic," the Lincoln Journal declares that the World-Herald as "an Inde pendent paper" has been found out. Aa If It had not been found out long ago. The World-Herald labels Itself in Its own columns "an Independent paper," but when It advertises In Mr. Bryan's Commoner, for example, It changes the label to "a democratic paper." This "independent" pretense must be very like the fusion game as it is played here in Nebraska, by which Mr. Bryan's presidential electors are put on the official ballot as both dem ocrats and populists. The World-Herald is either "independent" or "demo cratic" as it serves its purpose best, and it has even been known to sell editorial page space to republican can didates of the corporation brand. "Billy" Thompson denies that he is bitching up with Bryan and Shallen berger In a political triumvirate. The last experience Mr. Thompson bad with the other triumvirs when he wanted to go to the Denver convention last year, as delegate-at-large, resulted disastrously to him. No wonder that be Is becoming more particular about picking his political company. The World-Herald's fear that the franchise corporations might control the new council through the six re publican members should now be al layed. Five of the six hold-over demo crats have taken occasion to go on rec ord, again exactly as the franchise cor porations would like to have them. One advantage the trade boosters have in going into Iowa is that they are not compelled to bump up against the prejudice against Omaha stimu lated by Douglas county's representa tives In the late legislature. Eastern' newspapers are having a whole lot of fun over tbo statement that the governor of Iowa wears eel lulold collars. Even if true they are BUDerlor to the corporation brand which some governors wear. A prominent physician advises mothers instead of spanking naughty children to play the piano for them. By what process of reaaonlng does he justify transferring punishment from the child to the neighbors? 8o to Speak. Washington Herald. Eighteen democrata voting for a tariff on Iron ore waa something in tha way of ironical democracy, so to speak. gplklaw Uaaa of lata Mia. Chicago Record-Herald. Recent improvementa In the mechanlem for aiming big guna make It possible for aj officer ta an obearvatkm tower to have complete control of the battery of a war ship. Tha disappearance of tha man be- hind the gun will result In a hardship for the poets when the next big war comes on. Kmphfialae the It." Boston Herald. Bryan is reported aa writing to a friend In Washington that If he had to choose between Gov. Johnson of Minnesota and Gov. Harmon of Ohio for 1912 he would take Harmon. More luck for the north west. Prophecies tkat Will Fail. Springfield Republican. One of the vice-presidents of the Tenn-i-lvania railroad la nredlrtlna that the in terstate Commerce commission wilt either have Its powers reduced or bo abolished altogether. A safer prediction Is that Its powers are more llkelv to be Increased than diminished, and that ita abolition. If that ever comes, will follow the substitution a public ministry of railroads In direct charge Of their operation. Araerlcanltlnat Overdone. Boston Transcript. Soma army officers In the Philippines say that In "Americanising" the Philippine acouts, the government la beginning at the wrong end by compelling them to wear woolen stocking, a in a country where 70 degrees Is a normal temperature. Iveft to themselves, tha scouts would prefer to go barefoot, with grass sandals In reserve for use over very rough ground. Why Amer icanise them at all, if their efficiency ! greater under conditions to which they have been accustomed from childhood? Amaslna; erve of (irafter. Philadelphia Record. One of the convicted members of Pitts burgh bribed city council, who la out on 126,000 ball, ha Invited the Allegheny Bar Association, Including the Judge who tried him, to take a Junketing trip on hla ateam yacht. The invitation la amaslng, and the Invited association waa duly amazed there by, of courae. But In what other com munity thla side of the Rockies could such thing have occurred? Tha unabashed Impudence necessary to tha making of such a proposal could not have developed In a morally healthy atmosphere. OXG VIOLATOR PINCHED. Prison Sentence f oi Violation of Sherman Anti-Trust Law. New York World. At last "the one responsible man" has been sentenced to Jail for a violation of the Bherman anti-trust law. Of the five officera of the American Naval Store com pany convicted In the United States court at Savannah of conspiracy in restraint of trade, three escaped with a fine, but In the cases of the chairman of the board of directors and of the vice president. Judge Sheppard Imposed a fine and three months' imprisonment. As Justice Holmes said In his dissenting opinion In tha Northern Se curities case, tha Bherman law la "a crimi nal statute." Mr. Roosevelt refused to rec ognise Its criminal provisions, but under the Taft administration the country now has proof that the criminal clause of the law can be enforced if the government la willing to enforce It. ATT AMEXDMEM I. ORDER. Tom Watson's Motion Revived and Improved Charleston Newa and Courier tdem.). We cannot sympathise with the Hon. (Tom) Wataon, edltorlaliat of the Jeffer sonlan. In hla fierce objurgations against the United Btates senators because they have provided themselves with bath tubs. one whole, undivided, and exclusive tub for each senator. The Hon. Watson inti mates that he can .tolerate a, man's preju dices against sharing his bed with a fel low man, though he -does not participate in them, but st, ur? .tbat tha adoption of separate senatorial) tuba smacks of tyranny and Imperial extravagances in which our brother editor la In error. To the separate eenatorlal bath tub there Is no genuine democratic or Jefferaonlan objection, as tha usa of the bath tub makes altogether for simplicity, but the oath that a senator takes should be so amended so that he would swear not only to support the con stitution and obey the lawa, but to utilise the bath tub not less than twice a week. TRIBUTE TO VANISHING RACE. Proposed Memorial to the American Indian. Philadelphia Record. It la a rather curious fact that nowhere in thla country has historical thought ahaped Itself In giving adequate commem orative expression to the ass delation of tha American Indian with the early life of our nation. The Indian the original proprietor of the lordly domnln out of which has been carved the greatest republic of the earth haa unquestionably played a more prom inent part In the pages of American his tory than any of the Influences that we have signalised In enduring bronze. It la needless to argue his fitnesa as a subject for sculptural treatment tf national im port and magnitude. It suffices to note the appropriateness of the suggestion, which originated at the dinner given by Mr. Rod man Wanamaker to Colonel William P. Cody In New York the other day, that a heroic bronse figure of the American In dian should be erected at the country's Eastern gateway In New Yurk harbor, aa part payment of the tribute the whito man owea to the fast-vanishing copper colored brother upon wlione empire, won by three centuries of conquest, he haa bulMed. It is well understood that Mr. Wana maker atanda ready to foot the cost of the project of which he la the sponeor. It is not so clear that he should be allowed to do so. The undertaking Is one In which the people should at least be given the opportunity to share. The aentiment which prompted the proposal is not pereonal to Mr. Wanamaker, nor la It In any sense kical. It is nation-wide in It scope. -It would be fitting if the government should recognize this and blaze the pathway pointed out by private initiative. The fed eral government Is tlie owner of the ob vious site for the contemplated statue. It ahould dedicate the ground required for thla national memorial and pave the way for the people to take part in its erection. This .matter is one which the New York delegation In congress might well take up and present to both houses f'r their im mediate consideration. The Indian may be Immortalised without government co-operation, but the 'government, a trustee for the surviving remnant pf tha race that once over-ran these shores, haa a atrong claim to admittance to participation In the movement. Stomach Trouble. Your tongue is coated. , Your breath is fouL Headccbes come and go. Thee symptoms show that four atom&ch is the trouble. To remove the cause is the first thing, and Chamber Iain's Stomach and liver Tablets vrill do that Easy to take and most effective. Washington Life Fhort aTketchee of taeidsaSs and Upteodee that Mark tb rroyraee of Bvaata at the "atloa's OaptsaL in a resent magazine article Lyman Beerher fttowe describes and discuasea the JiiRtly cel.-brated Smile of President Taft and h's manner of disposing of White House callers "At Ifi o'clock." he says, "the eliding doors rolled back and the great man stepped forth. Kvery one rose, and a thrill went round the room. The president smiled, and every One smiled bark. It Is safe to say that the president s mlle I more Infectious than that of any other member of the Optimists- club of America. It Is a big, wholeeouled smile, altogether Irresistible. It is surprising bow little Mr. Taft'a photraptis prepare one for the man himself. Although weighing over 300 pounds, he does not look like a fat man. While he la good natured and Jovial, those terms give an entirely false Idea of him. The Impression of strength and keenness Is much more dominant than these characteristics. He has a clear, ruddy complexion, and a face that la not too heavy to be handsome. "Unlike most men, the nearer you come to him the better he looks. His eyes are his most remarkable feature. Were he Insignificant In every other respect, his eyes would mark him as no ordinary man. They are a red brown In shade, with cur iously slanted lids, and they Indicate kind ness. Shrewdness. Inflexible determination. Their expression la constantly changing with ltghtning like rapidity from mirthful- ness to Intense seriousness. There Is dis aster ahead of the Individual who mis takes thla big. smiling man's good nature for easygolngness. "One thing Mr. Taft's smile does is to banish embarrassment. "In spite of our vaunted equality and 'I'm as good aa you' assertion, the ordi nary unofficial, undistinguished American citizen Is rather nervoua when he meets the .president of . the United States. The way Mr. Taft dispels this embarrassment with a glance and a smile is one of hi small achievements, which muat loom large In the aggregate. The smile Is genu ine, because the man back of It Is genuine." When Secretary of Slate P. C. Knox waa attorney general the pardon clerk brought to hi attention the application for pardon of a fnun who had been sentenced to a five-year term in prison for conducting a rrtse fight In Arizona. It seems the terri torial authorities had determined to break up prise fighting within their Jurisdiction and had made an example of this man. After reading the papers through the at torney general waa convinced that It was a case for executive clemency, but know ing the president's fondness for athletics he determined to advise against a pardon and see what would happen. V "I am going to recommend that tnis plea be refused," said Mr. Knox to one of his assistants, "but I know the presi dent will grant it in spite of that recom mendation." "Oh, no," said the assistant, "he haa always followed your recommendation and I'm aure he will In this case." "I'll bet you a box of cigars he grants the pardon." said Mr. Knox, and ithe wager was made. The next cabinet day Mr. Knox took with him to tha cabinet meeting the papers In this case and laid them at the presi dent's place, at the head of the table. He told Becretary Root of the circumstances and asked him to watch developments. The president came Into the room and as he sat down hla attention was attracted by the papers. Glancing at them he noted the charge upon which conviction had been secured and. Instantly ' becoming Interested, read them through. Messrs Root and Knox were watching him closely. When he had finished he graaped a pen and scratching out the recommendation of Mr. Knox wrote, "Pardon granted" across the fees of the document. Glancing up he met the smiling eyes of Mr. Knox and Mr. Root. "Mr. Attorney General, I have Juat re versed you In this pardon case," ha said. "Thank you. Mr. President," replied Mr. Knox. "You have won a box of cigars for ma." Whenever the president and Senator Till man meet which la often there la a claah of wits. The two attended the banquet given by the cltlsens of Washington Sat urday night, when the president "Jumped on" the proposition to give suffrage and a delegate in congreaa to the people of the capital. "What are you doing here?" good naturedly demanded the president, of Sen ator Tillman. "Trying to pans yourself off as a AvashlngtonlanT" "1 came here," retorted Tillman, "to aee how you act when you are among the common people." ' After the banquet the president and the South Carolinian went down In the same elevator and left the building together. The president's big automobile was at the door. "Come and ride with me," aald the presi dent, thumping Tillman on the back. "Thla car cost yid more than It did me." If he tells a story at all In debate. Sena tor Reyner of Maryland chooaea one in which the Joke is on him. "In one of m v h'tlv contested songrea slonal campaigns," said the Maryland sen ator. In course of his sj.eech attacking the Aldrich bill, "a well Intentlnned Triend of mine approached me and said he thought I knew all about the tariff and that I certainly would be successful If I wrotj a hook upon It and distributed the book through my district. I wri te the book and It waa well distributed. It waa a fin work. There whs a great demand for this book. It was a work of ISO pages. I waa defeated by Just 160 votes, and I hava al ways thought that if the book had bc?n a thousand pages I might have been de feated by a thousand votes." Washington abounds In pleasant mention of President Taft's good qualltlea aa a White Housa host. He and Mrs. Taft are giving dinners and lawn parties every few days, and assuring congressional and offi cial guest a very pleasant time. He greets the senators and representatives by their nicknames, allows everybody concerned the Utmost freedom of the big house, and Is Intrenching himself strongly in th con gressional heart. The other evening, after dinner, when the men had come down from the library and rejoined the women, several of the party strolled Into the East room. Ths orchestra was playing a lively two-step. A matron of the congressional circle could not restrain herself from waltzing, all alone, out upon the polished floor. "HI, there!'' exclaimed the president. "We don't allow that here. No lady shall waits alone In thla room. Permit ma" And the two went whirling up the clear apace like a pair enjoying their first sea son. George W. Harvey, the celebrated oyater house keeper of Washington, died recently. All the newspaper speak well of him. He waa th inventor of steamed oysters, "ona of th most delicious dish knows te THE OMY BALING rOWDER Baa's from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar Royal Baking Powder is the greatest of time and labor savers to the pastry cook. It economizes flour, but ter and eggs, and makes the food digestible and healthful. I BAK H n i I IMG man," and was on terms of srod fellowship with many of th most noted men of the country, whom he had entertained at hla pi'. A great deal more has been said about him, and rightly, than could have been said about many of the men who have filled a more Important place In the public eye; for under his direction things were cooked which men could eat without ruin ing their digestion. PERSONAL NOTES. A New Jersey congressman discusses ths "leave to print" privilege of the house. He declares it a consolation prise not without Its advantages, sine "tremendous applause" may be Inserted wherever the author desires. Chief of Police Kohler, of Cleveland, O.. has told the men under him that they must use great care In making arrest to see that they have a person who has violated the law. He aays that people should have an opportunity to explain before being put behind prison bars as well as afterward. Mrs. Frank B. Vrcoiran. daughter of General John C Black cf the Civil Service commission, has paid (3.000 for the pew next to that occupied by Mrs. William H. Taft In St. John's Episcopal church. Washing ton. Th church officers say this Is the highest price ever paid for a pew In that edifice. William P. Sylla has Juat commenced hla thirty-fifth consecutive year as elty clerk at Elgin, 111. His success In politics 1 attributed to his peculiar method of campaigning. Hs Is said to know more people than anybody else In Elgin and In the elections of recent years he has had practically no opposition. Mr. Wattereon Is, perhaps, the greatest living authority In the democratic party on what constitutes the democratic doc trine of a tariff for revenue only, and Mr. Watterson's comment on the action of sev enteen democratic senator In voting to keep a duty on Iron or for "revenue pur pose" Is simply "Disgusting!" Herr Hager, a rich and Influential Ber lin banker, frequently had watches picked from his pocket. At first he had re course to all kinds of safety chains; then one morning he took no precaution what ever, and quietly allowed hlmaeif to be robbed. At night, on returning from his business, he took up the evening paper; be uttered an exclamation of delight. A watch had exploded in a man's hands. Ths victim's hands were shattered and the left eye destroyed. Th crafty banker had filled the watch case with dy namite, which exploded In th operation of winding. ... ... . SAFETY I TRAVEL. Mlllloa ol Passengers Carried to the Oae Ialsred. Chicago Tribune. The sinking of an ocean steamer with ita accompanying loa of life attracts the attention of the world. The wrecking of a railway train, where, perhaps, death of many come In harrowing form, startle everybody. But no one thinks of th steamer that make their regular run on schedule time delivering passengers and cargoes In safety month in and month out. No one notices th thousands of rail way train that reach their destination dally throughout the year, bringing their annual aggregate of millions of passenger. There Is plenty of blame In time of acci dent. There la a minimum of praise when things go well. In fact, this latter condi tion Is taken sa a matter of course. Th safety of modern travel la Indicated by the report of the Pennsylvania railroad system for 1901. The figures tell their own story. There were 141,859,(43 passengers handled. Not on waa killed. There were 109 people injured enough to require med ical or aurglcal attention. Out of each 1,38. 819 passengers carried there waa on injured In a train accident. The same general fact of safety I ahown by th Pullman report of ll.n3,07 passenger carried In standard Pullman sleeping cart, of which great number ona only was killed. Other statistics. If at hand, would add their testimony. The accident In travel I the exception. A a rule there la no safer place for th Individual than on a modern railroad train or steamboat. The Clothes for You So far as we know, there is no cloth ing better fitting than ours. As to styles, we know that both the vogue and good taste find their fullest ex pression here. Our fabrics are tested and guaran teed. Everything is made in our own Work- , rooms. . With a range of prices from $15 to $35, we strongly advise a selection at from $20 to $25. The style is the same at whatever price. The difference is in the costlier goods and linings. 'Brewning.King & Cq 15th R S. POWDER ON THE SUNNY SIDE. Blnks I have no use for artists. I would kill all the tribe If I could. Jinks Well, the execution of a go-d picture by one Is a hanging matter, you know. Baltimore American. "Tou have no majmlflcent ruina In thla country." said the visitor from abroad. "No." answered Senator Porahum; "not unle.s you count some of oir mosa-covered political booma." Washington Star. "He careful what you say to papa. I'm afraid he s sore." "Well. I've got plenty of salve for him." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I understand your father hi enormously Wealthy," the young man aald, casually. The proud beauty drew herself to her full height (above her natural height) as she replied: "Oh, well, we get a piece of len that lasts until the Ice man come again." Buffalo Express. "I forgot something." aald the husband. "Yes," pouted the wife, "you forgot to kiss me." 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On grasses at my feet; All nature seemed uplifted. With Joy complete But a blur upon my landscape. A shadow crossed my way. And in the voice of the pessimist "It's goln' ter storm today." The little brooklet sauntered Thro' the meadow at Its ease; The daisies danced and nodded And gnsalned with the hrM ; Tt waa a feast for tired eyes Such treasure to behold; Where the dandelions strewed thi lawns With all their wealth of gold Rut suddenly I felt a Jar From mv lira waa daahed the cup Of Joy. whe". a voice at my elbow Snarled. "Nuisance dig 'em up." Omaha. BAYOLI NE TREL.E. r 100 Years Hence No More Drudgery Juat Live to Enjoy Yourselves. Ella Wheeler Wlleox believes in a hund red years all drudgery will be don by ma- chinery. We will fly through th air on the wing of thewind and hava tlm to e and enjoy all th wonder of the world and perhaps of the heaven which are now sealed book to the majority because of the eternal grind of every day life. Look back 100 years and the change made seam Jut as great. What wa wear, how we travel, how we communicate, what we eat, sensible clothes, vehicle speedy and comfortable, wireless telegraphs, tele phones, fsat trains and mall steamers, and healthful food. Today lnatead of loading our stomacha with heavy, greasy breakfasts, that dull the brain and retard our morntng'e work, we eat delicious E-C Corn Flakea or Egg-O-Be Wheat Flakes, made by the famous Egg-O-See process that Insures perfect di gestion, high nutrition and greater strength. Always ready to serve, good for babies, best for invalids th sensible breakfast for the business man or tha busy, energetic housewife. Remember It's th Egg-O-See procesa that makea the flake so crisp snd delicious. and Doug-la Sts. . WILCOX. Mgr. "