Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 30, 1909, Image 4

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Snawertfcwra lenvtnat Uio city team
porarlly ekamld kave The Boo
alio them. Address will ho
ekanajeel aa aftea aa reejaested.
Are the riders on the tariff bill joy
Sane Fourth of July resolutions are
good for a few more days yet.
The hot weather appears to be hav
ing its effect on the august senators.
Our friends down at Lincoln will
watch the 8 o'clock lid go on In Omaha
with a fellow feeling.
The fight on the summit of Pike's
peak might called a wayup
The house turned la the low score
In the tariff golf game which , gives
your Uncle Joe a lead over Aldrlch.
The Lincoln Star has a learned edl
torlal disquisition under the caption,
"Truth Is Natural." Why not stick to
it, then?
The prevailing opinion that the Chi
nese are truthful has reoelved a severe
setback by the varied stories told by
Chung Sin.
. The European doctors are now
operating on Persia and not a single
objection has yet been made to the
The big battleship fleet Is going to
have a sham fight Just to be In trim
in case) the real thing should come
along some day
Thirty-five million young lobsters
have been liberated along the Maine
coast and still the women at the sum
mer resorts are not all happy.
As Prof. Starr, who said all women
are savages, Is a bachelor It is hinted
that he knows as much about It as an
old maids' mothers' club knows about
raising babies.
Mrs. Howard Gould says she values
the salvage of her reputation at more
than 11,000,000. At that rata what
would It be worth If the whole struc
ture was Intact?
Likewise note that South Dakota
bankers are not falling over each
other to avail themselves of the de
posit guaranty law, which In that
state Is voluntary.
A scientific Investigator asserts that
1(00,000,000 worth of fuel value Is
wasted In smoke each year and we are
all prepared to believe It every time
we pay a coal bill.
The supreme court of California has
Just upheld the constitutionality of tea
direct primary law. This offsets Illi
nois, where three direct nomination
laws have been declared void.
Harvest hands are so scarce In In
dlana that women have been pressed
Into service In the fields. That Is
pretty tough, but the farmer's wife Is
generally equal to the emergency.
The World-Herald la not a believer In
civil peastona World-Herald.
It Is to be noted, however, that the
World-Herald discreetly kept its opln
Ion to Itself while tha late demo-pop
legislature passed a bill for civil pen
slons for public school teachers.
The calamity threatened by the gov
ernraent in proposing to discontinue
the light illuminating Omaha's post
office clock should, by all means, be
averted, particularly at this crucial
time, when It Is so highly Important
that every facility be afforded our peo
ple to know when the bands point to
lbs figure "a."
Pittsburg- Strike Settlement.
Tbo Pittsburg street car strike set
tlement afford new evidence of the
power of public opinion In such con
troversies. For two days the lack of
rban transportation paralysed the
greatest Industrial center In the na
tion until the mayor made It plain to
the contending parties that the people
had rights which must not be Ignored.
The conference between the mayor,
the strikers and the street railway of
ficials disclosed a strong determina
tion on both sides neither to yield or
compromise, but the mayor finally
What the mayor proposed to do in
case of refusal to settle Is not stated,
but Indications are that he used
stronger means than simple persua
sion. Whatever it was It accomplished
reanlts and the great factories upon
which the life of the city depends and
hlch are so Important to the en
tire nation, are able to resume opera
tion In full force, which was lrapos-
lble with the traction lines falling to
carry workmen to and from the mills.
What has happened In Pittsburg Is
liable to happen at any time In any
city In the land and the settlement
there should be an object lesson to
those whose stiff-necked policy re
fuses to accept equitable means for
djustment of labor difficulties. This
criticism applies equally to both em
ployer and employe. Where indus
tries are Interdependent no Individual
or set oi individuals has a right to
disturb all by a general stoppage ex
cept as a last resort. The public has
suffered too often from needless
strikes, and In this Pittsburg case has
served notice that It will not stand
Idly by.
Amending; the Civil Service Law.
The census bill which has passed
the house after coming back from the
senate, contains amendments to the
general civil service law, which will
chance nresent practices radically. It
provides that examinations must be
held In the state where the applicant
has an actual residence, thus checking
the tendency of Washington people
to monopolize civil service places and
providing for apportionment by states
of the places in the service. The pro
vision which will work the greatest
change, however, aims to prevent
more than one person in a family be
ing admitted to examination. This
will not affect employes how In the
service, but In the future will effectu
ally stop entire families from find
ing berths in the government service,
which has been an abuse too common
in the past.
This legislation has been secured
after a hard fight. President Roose
velt vetoed the census bill passed by
the last congress because the civil
service feature had been altogether
eliminated and the friends of the old
bill threatened to pass it again, but
Instead congress has greatly- broad
ened the civil service feature In the
bill, as It goes to President Taft for
his signature an1 will doubtless secure
his approval In its present form.
Governmental Bevenuei.
Practically every great nation in the
world la today confronted with a def
icit In revenues or lacks sufficient in
come to carry out projected pians.
Russia is troubled wltti a chronic de
ficit, Austria and Italy are overbur
dened and France, England and Oer
many are seeking out new,, sources of
taxation. France even proposes a dog
tax to raise several million francs, the
German chancellor's budget proposal
has been rejected In part and the new
British budget Is declared to be revo
lutionary In Its searching out new
fields for taxation. In our own coun
try, while there Is a deficit, the condi
tlon is not so serious, for there re
mains a wide margin between present
revenues and what can be raised with
out courting disaster.
A large portion of the Increased de
mand for taxes Is due to Increased mil
itary and naval expenditures In each
of the nations, but this Is by no means
all of It. Everywhere the scale of In
dividual living is rising and people are
requiring of governments greater ex
penditures to meet the conditions.
More Is exacted of government with
each year and in the more paternal
forma prevailing In Europe this Is true
to a greater extent than in the United
How long It will be until the limit
is reached Is not discernible, but the
fact Is clear that a reaction must come,
and come before the strain is too great
for present social forms to bear.
Comptroller's Credit Bureau.
Limitation placed by law upon the
amount which a bank may loan to
one borrower, coupled with the mag
nltude of the loans required by many
of the big corporations, has brought
Into being a system of commercial
paper brokerage by which the loans
are split up and sold to numerous
banks. This In many instances has
led to exoesslve borrowing and losses
to the banks through lack of accurate
knowledge of the amount of paper
which the creditor had floated. Comp
troller Murray has devised a plan to
prevent overdoing the commercial pa
per business through the medium of
a treasury credit bureau without un
necessary publicity of the private af
fairs of the borrower. It Is hoped by
this means to reduce bank losses by
compelling banks more promptly to
curtail loans when excessive.
While It has always been the prac
tice of examiners to compel bankers
to shorten up loans when excessive
under the present system there Is no
check against brokerage paper or
loans made direct by different banks
to the same party. It is proposed that
these government records of the
amount of paper dlaxousted by In J I
viduals or corporations should not be
open to public Inspection, and thereby
the borrower's private business af
fairs protected while a check would
be placed upon wildcat borrowing
and pyramiding. Comptroller Mur
ray has Instituted various Improve
ments to make bank Inspections
more effective and a more certain
check upon reckless banking, but
this plan, If successful, should aid
honest bankers In a field where they
are not fully able to protect themselves.
A Serious Condition.
A serious condition is confronting
the people In Nebraska through lack
of facilities to take care of the insane.
Notwithstanding the fact that the state
Is maintaining three commodious In
sane asylums, it has been necessary to
shut the door on a large number of
unfortunates who should be accommo
dated, and as a consequence the vari
ous counties, and particularly this
county, is compelled to keep the ex
cluded Insane at the county poor farm
or in the county Jail.
Irrespective of other considerations,
the detention of insane people in a
Jail is entirely at variance with mod
ern Ideas of handling these unfortu
nates, because what they need and are
entitled to Is scientific treatment and
medical care. It is. of course, impos
sible for any locality or subdivision of
the state to maintain a local asylum
for the Insane, this duty properly de
volving upon the state, and yet for
lack of housing room and maintenance
appropriations this state is unable to
meet the requirements.
Prior to the last legislature The Bee
suggested that our whole body of laws
with reference to the detention, care
and treatment of the insane should be
revised, and particularly that the in
sane who themselves have property or
responsible relatives should be re
quired to reimburse the state at least
for their food and clothing. This Is
no more than Is exacted In many other
states where remission of the mainte
nance charge Is extended only to those
who are Indigent. Although our late
legislature was evidently too busy with
partisan politics to give attention to
the needs of the state's helpless wards
In and out of the Insane asylums, this
problem Is becoming more and more
pressing and the solution should be
worked out without unnecessary delay.
If the governor should call Into con
ference the heads of the three state
asylums to outline a policy and agree
upon a plan of action some of the diffi
culties might be obviated at once.
The engineer in charge of the Path
finder dam denounces as canards the
reports that the big structure Is In
danger. The breaking of this dam, In
tended . to store the waters of the
Platte for Irrigation purposes, would
be a great setback coming at the In
ception of the system of water storsge.
We are waiting for Mr. Bryan to
read ex-Senator William V. Allen out
of the ranks of the reform forces for
having the temerity to accept s re
tainer from the law-defying bankers
and to appear In court to help them
fight his pet deposit guaranty scheme.
The rumor from Washington that
Secretary Wilson was to resign is au
thoritatively denied. Little credence
was placed In it as it was generally
understood the secretary was satis
fied with his place and the adminis
tration satisfied with the secretary.
Edgar Howard says that If Bryan
won't take It he has a preferred candi
date for United States senator. Judge
Howard had a preferred candidate last
year for the democratic nomination for
congress In the Third district. Won
der if they are one and the same.
If the city Is short of funds a good
policeman could earn a month's salary
In a day by picking up some of our
automobile scorchers who are again
showing reckless disregard of all
speed restrictions. Better slow down
before the accident occurs.
And now It Is announced that for
mer President Reyes of Colombia has
not only permanently quit his Job but
that be Is a fugitive from Justice.
Presidential timber In that part of
the world Is not usually of the sound
Governor Shallenberger thinks be
has gotten democracy and decency
united in Nebraska for the first time.
If democracy were decency this mas
querade of nonpartlsanshlp would be
entirely unnecessary and uncalled for.
The Kansas miners have decided to
quit work for a tlms owing to a wage
dispute. There are a whole lot of
other people who would enjoy a rest
at this time, but do not feel that they
can afford It.
Back from a tour of the orient
Colonel J. Ham Lewis declares himself
In favor of a commercial and defensive
and offensive alliance with China. J
Ham got back at Just the wrong time,
The experience of the Wright broth
ers at Fort Myer shows that there are
other places besides Fort Omaha
where atmospheric disturbances Inter
fere with air navigating experiments
Bead la the IVaaaea Now.
Washington Post.
The men who tnereaae the prloa of toe
to the poor in hot weather are among
thoae who wtre overlooked when Dante
made up the rolla.
Will Bryan Olraasaaerthat
New Tork Sun.
Senator, Jeff Devla of Arkansas My. he
hopes that Mr. Bryan 'will never circum
scribe the field of hi. usefulness, the field
oi hla eternal greatness, by accepting a
seat In tbo United States aenata." Aa a
matter of fact, Mr. Ftry.n refuses to com
mit himself; but If he could c hie way
Clear to Senator Burkett a seat, no fear of
falling In the estimation of Mr. Davie
would prevent Mr. Bryan from taking the
oath and tha field of clrcumacrihed use
fulness. Aeoaaaaaadatlngr Rnierenele.
Waehlngton Herald.
Mr. Bryan aaya he will not be a candi
date for the senate unless "iom emer
gency arises." Rmergeneles are mighty
accommodating about arising on occasions,
A Repatatlon In Peril.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Carnegie Jeopardises hie reputation for
eerloua thought when he advises Great
Britain to Inaugurate the movement for
general disarmament He must be qualify
ing for membership in the humorlats'
organization. -
Maklaar the Peorleea Sit t'p.
Wall Street Journal.
Fifty-two Nebraaka national ami state
banks have aeked the federal court at
Lincoln to reatraln the State Banking
board from levying aaeeaamenta to guar
antee bank deposits. This muat be annoy
ing to Mr. Bryan.
Mark Depeada on the Time.
Boston Herald.
A dlatlngulahed commencement orator
has Just said that "the first duty of young
womanhood la to learn to say no." Very
well, learn how to say It, but also learn
how not to aay it when tha right ona
finally gets his courage up.
Other Ileroea Than Soldlera.
New York Herald.
It Is well that we ahould remember the
fine patriotism of our cltlsen soldiers, but
even they were workers before they were
warriors. They did not fight for money.
They did not fight for conquest. They tip
held a republic of equal rights and equal
opportunity, which In Its last analysis is a
republic, of free men and free Industry. To
forget in our glorification of the soldier the
cause that made him bear arms Is to deny
him true honor and make war itself an
object of admiration regardless of Its pur
pose. A peaceful nation should have some
common Ideals aside from those which war
sets up. If wa would celebrate heroism It
is to be found all about us In humble sta
tions among the men and women even the
children who toll.
Coolln Hope. Offset Rigors of a not
Baltimore American.
Every humid citizen la a well-wisher of
Peary at this time. Like a breath of air
from bergs not mortgaged by the Ice trust
comes the Intimation that the dauntless aa-
sailer of the difficulties that beset the
quest for the pole has overcome them all
and ' has painted the stars and stripes
where weather lurks aver below tero. The
basis for the belief that Peary has reached
the goal of his endeavors la not assuring;
It .Imply presents ona or two elements of
frayedout probabllty. Bo that It Is too
early for cltlsen.' Committees to form and
for Mr. Taft to draft one of his Inimitable
aalutatoriea to the men who advance the
lines of civilisation.
Upon tha principle that no news la good
news, tha friends of the arctic explorer
are vielng with ona another in dreaming
of the achievement of the essayed and
oft-delayed undertaking. They are pictur
ing him with an. aurora borealla halo
about hi. head, framing a wireless for
the first station tie shall reach: "I have
found the pole, and It 1. ours; my con
gratulation, to the American people."
Thl. I. all very fine, but the negative
testimony Is not always replete with as
surance. It I. not necessary to point to
tha vacant entrie. in polar exploration
where tha return of the adventurous crew
I. not entered because there wa. no re
turn. It I. not necessary even to hint
disaster. Peary is an accomplished far
ther-north man and his return 1. looked
forward to with full expectation.
The majority of the people, however.
will limit their expectation, to such a.
other explorer, have brought back eclen
tlfle. and geographical data, with faunal
exhibits and perhaps a new record for
nearness to tha point of endeavor. Tet
It I. fine to reflect upon.uch a cooling
subject in the heat of summer aa Peary
at tha pole. The perspiring cltlsen really
cares little whether or not he actually
arrive, at the pole; the thought of him
in aero temperature Is enough of itself
to enctt envious congratulation..
Bstlasatos Prepared by tkie Record
and Pension Office.
New Tork Bun.
According to an estimate prepared by
the reoord and pension office in ISM, re
viewed In 1894, and again reviewed in 1905,
by the military secretary of the War de
partment and accepted aa the most accu
rate estimate possible, the probable num
ber of Individual Midlers alive at the end
of tha civil war was 1,862,173. excluding
In table one, which I. an estimate of the
number of survivor, in each year after
ISM, the survivors In 1900 are put down
at es,t3a.
It appears, then, that more than three-
eighths of the union soldier, alive In June,
166, are living at this moment. In 1909,
forty-four years later.
The author of tha report states that "tha
life table which wa. used In the calcula
tlons Involved In the foregoing estimate is
baaed upon the experience of Insurance
companies with a selected class of lives,
and It. rate, of mortality are somewhat
lower than thoee.of other tables that are
based upon uneelected lives." It 1. further
explained, however, that the veterans are
much better cared for than ordinary cttl
sana. In that they enjoy Jhe benefit of
liners,! pension laws, preferment in muni
clpal, state and federal employment, and
tha moat sedulous care by relief associa
tions and In soldiers' homes. In this way
their ohances of longevity are materially
increased, so that the life estlmatea re
suiting from the experiences of well con
ducted Insurance companies will probably
apply to them.
Nevertheless the calculation that In 1909
there are stilt 668,8.12 surviving out of
total of 1.652,171 who were living In 1S6E,
forty-four years ago. seems buoyant, to
say tha lesst. It Is not easily conceivable
that the average age of the recruits en
listed In 1161 could have been less than
twenty years. It waa perhaps considerably
more; but accepting that basis, the aver
age age of the survivors today who en
listed in 1M1 must be at least sixty-eight.
and of the survivor, who enlisted in 1804
at least sixty-five. That I. a mighty fine
record for nearly 106,000 out of a little over
l.SM.Out of men taken haphasard in the
first place and enrolled without great
severity of physical examination.
We think wa may regard the estimates
of this War department memorandum
without any great amount of hesitation,
Let ua add to the 1,661.173 survivors In 1G8
the S&S.ta who are known to have died
during the four years of hostilities and so
reach 'the grand total of 1011,701 for the
honor roll of tha civil war.
Washington Life
Short Sketches of laoideats and Epi
sodes that Mark the Progxeaa of
Bvent. at the national Capital.
Wonder stories rolled from the west to
the east find ready acceptance by the
newspaper phonographs of Wsshlngton.
There la a happy concord of good will
between visitors and Washington report
ers, and the vocal efforts of the farmer
are fitting music for the latter. A sample
of the kind pulled off In Washington by
pilgrims far from home, the whoopee of
John Errington, a Wyoming stockman, oe-
serves an encore. "The most unique Fourth
ot July stunt will be pulled off at Lander,"
he said to a Washington Post man. "You
know or rather, you don't know, that Just
outside of Lander there I. a lake of nat
ural oil. This wa. collected from the
overflow and waste of wells bored to find
oil. There I. no railroad outlet nor pine
line from the Lander oil flleds, and .o the
oil wells have been stopped temporarily.
They have all been capped, but, naturally,
there has been a leakage, and thla is what
forms the small oil lake.
On the night of the Fourth of July.
after a day of horse racing, wild west
events by Indians from the adjoining reser
vation, and general hilarity, the big stunt
will he pulled off. The whole oil lake
111 be ant on fire, and the Illumination
will be sufficient to light up half the
state of Wyoming. I think I am right in
saying that it will be a most remarkable
sight, and I am glad to know that I will
be home In time to see It. Moreover, there
will be absolutely no danger attached to
the firing of the lake."
"Judging by the talk about the Capitol,"
rites the correspondent of the Brooklyn
committee on ways and means, will fight
very hard in conference for the substance
it me r-ayne Din. Mr. Payne is under
itood to feel that the country approves
he main DrovlMons of the Pavna rather
than of the Aldrlch bill. In some in
stances, as eloves and hnalnrv
were engrafted upon the Payne bill
against the protests of the author. Now
hat the people have spoken, Mr. Payne
will feel warranted In contending for
bill which he honestly believes to be fair.
The ruthlessness of Aldrlch In tariff-making
stands out In sharp distinction to the
fairness and breadth of Payne, which. It
may be said, have been something of a
revelation to many of his colleagues as
well as the country. Whatever measure
goes through. It will bear the name of
Payne; and the Auburn statesman I. de
termined to put the best that Is In him
into nis crowning work In congress.
While many of the dlsaarraementa in hm
two bills are being quietly harmonlxed In
aavance. on some questions there can be
no retreat for one aide or the nthr xti
Payne Is not friendly to the plans for
special taxation, but may ba overpowered
by presidential Influence. He always has
believed In free hides and he I. con
vinced, also, that only a revenue duty, if
any at all, should be Imposed on lumber.
His maximum and minimum plan differ,
radically from that of Mr. Aldrlch. but no
doubt the Aldrlch tilan win k
... " umiinu
'The essential difference
Payne and Aldrlch Kin.
mail ... I .
Payne did not hesitate to put certain raw
materials on the rreo list, thus permitting
corresponding reduction. In the duties on
manufactures. This was specially note
worthy of hides and leather and Iron orb
and the more crude manufacture of Iron
and steel. The Aldrirh
union ui itra
written obviously In the Interest of the
aggregations of Organlted capital,
while the ways and mean, committee was
guided more by actual economlo condi-
won.. many senator, who have voted
steadily for the Aldrlch
aylng privately that the bill will be rea.
onably satisfactory to the country when
the conference committee get. through
with It."
Another young man has been n- i
Washington for working the old bunko
ousmess on the patriotic statesmen, report,
the Cleveland Plain Dealer correspondent.
The latter waste a lot of time denouncing
newspapers and complaining about the hor
ror, or puioicity. When they are caught
for anything In the swindling Una, how
ever, It Is nearly always on a nrnnosltlon
to have their picture, and flattering
sketches of themselves printed In tha n.
per.. In this case Senator Burrows of
Mlohlga, Representative Hull of Iowa, Rep
resentatlvo Bart hold t of Missouri and
Ormsby McHarg, assistant secretary of
commerce and labor, have admitted effort.
made to secure advertising for thnm,i..
and their virtues.
The shrewd young man In tha n,..
a mistake when he tried to work hi. gams
under the name of the Associated Press.
Of course every one of the four should
have known from the first that th a...
elated Pres. does not sell advertising to
earnest statesmen. Ormsby McHarg, new
est of the lot in publio life, did remember
this, after he had given his check and the
canvasser Is now Incarcerated In the local
bastlle. But the record stands that at least
four prominent publio men were a. eager
to pay to advertise their shining virtues
a. a clothing house Is to boost a aala nf
shop worn goods.
Senator Burrow, of Michigan ha. been
In publio life long enourh. It wnnM .eem
to know better. Moreover he ha. a good
deal or publicity in the normal courae of
event, and la generally treated pretty well
in print, even a. he behave, fairly well
in the senate. Hull of Iowa Is chairman
of the military affairs committee of the
house and another veteran of nubitn ur
He Is personally unpopular and perhaps
reit mat ne must pay for any pleasant
word said of him. Moreover, there is not
much excitement about the military com
mittee In the.e piping day. of peaoa. Rep
resentative Richard Bartholdt of St. Louis
Is the man who has made hlmaaif rMi.,.
lous by his frantlo oampalgna in his own
behalf as a candidate for the Nobel peace
prise. Ormsby McHarg, aa ha. been said,
1. new to the game.
The next time you hear that old line of
talk on the deetre to eacapa horrid pub
licity and "Isn't It Just awful how th.v
put everything you do Into the paper thee
days, ana am you read the account of my
speech at the church social?" why just
remember Burrows, Hull, Bartholdt and
A Second-Hand Application.
Pittsburg Dispatch.
It was supposed that so great a llttera
teur as Senator Lodge would not palm off
on the senate as his own the application
of Byron's lines made twenty-five yeara
ago In the house. In confessing how home
Interests induce a senator to vote against
his economlo principles he pretended to be
reminded of
'TIs sweet to hear the honest watchdog's
Bay deep-mouthed welcome a. wa draw
near home.
Hoi man of Indiana, the Oreat Objector,
had been opposing every appropriation for
publio buildings until one for hi. home
town of Aurora wa. reached. He waa
allent, and Mr. Hatch of Missouri then
quoted the familiar couplet. Mr. Lodge wa.
in the bouse at the time.
Whenever, wherever, however you see an arrow,
let it point the way to a soda fountain, and a
glass oi the beverage that is so delicious and so
popular that it and even its advertising are
constant inspiration for imitators.
Ate you hot ) 1
Are you tired ?
Ar you thirety?
Do you crave something just to tickle your
palate not too sweet, but ahve with
vim and go? Coca
5c Everywhere
Amount Simmers Down to Actoal
Cost of Repairs.
New Tork Tribune.
A creditable and gratifying epilogue to
the recent world-encircling cruise of the
American war fleet. In the report of the
assistant secretary of the navy concerning
the cost of the repairs to the sixteen big
battleships which were made necessary
by the wear and tear of nearly fifty thou
sand miles of voyaging in all seas and
sones and climates.
It will be recalled that critics of that
cruise, apart from the political and diplo
matic aspects of it, which they assarted
were mischievous and dangerous In the
extreme, dwelt with mournful Insistence
upon the Injury which would be done to
the vessels themselves. The sixteen ships
represented a value or a cost of nearly
tl3,000,000, and there was danger that a
number of them would be lost outright,
while It waa certain that all which got
home from the cruise would get here In
a crippled condition and would have to be
put out ot commission for a year or more
while they were being largely rebuilt at
enormous cost.
The fact Is that while the ships have
been home only- a few months they are
now all In perfect condition again, with
every repair completed, ana the total cost
of all the repairs has been only $M),2S0 for
the sixteen. That Is only about 13,100 for
each ship. It I. only a little more than
a dollar a mile for the sixteen for a year's
cruising. It would scarcely be poslble
for predictions of disaster to be more com
pletely refuted, or for tn skill of our
shipbuilders, engineers and navigators to
be more finely vindicated.
But after all there Is no occasion for
surprise at this fine showing. Eleven years
ago this spring the Oregon made the thith
erto unrivalled run from San Francisco to
the Florida coast In record breaking time,
and arrived at her goal without a single
rivet loosened and with every detail of
hull, machinery and armament ready for
instant action. If the old Oregon could do
that, why should not sixteen improved
Oregon do even greater thlngsT
John D. Rockefeller has cauaed to be
oonetructed on his estate a rainbow foun
tain that throw, out the prismatic colors
whenever the sun Is shining.
President Taft was a good Oreck scholar
himself at Yale, but the cane of the Georgia
hsw convicted of stealing a 40-cent Gretk
textbook must have appealed to him aa an
extraordinary example of an appetite for
classical learning. At any rate, the boy
wa. pardoned.
Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfell holds the on'y
honorary medical degree ever given by
Oxford university, and he Is also the only
missionary whom the king of B-ngland nan
made a companion of fit. Michael and St.
George. He I. a surgeon, magistrate and
patron saint in Labrador.
Consolidation of financial institutions Is
an impressive sign of the times. Follow
ing the Omaha example, the Continental
National bank and the American Trust ami
Savings bank of Chicago have been merged.
The united institution will have capital
and surplus ot 1,000,000 and deposits of
$113 000,000.
Miss Soo Hartman, a member of the
senior class at Cornell university, has been
awarded a prise of J00 by the New York
State Woman Suffrage association for the
beet essay In favor of equal suffrage In a
competition In which six colleges and uni
versities of the state were represented. Tl e
title of the essay was "Woman Suffrage
Eaaentlal to Democracy."
Mrs. Fanny Bullock Workman haa added
one more superlative to her record of moun
tain climbing. Not that she has climbed
higher than ever before, but that she had
mounted a peak never before attempted
This is the Pamirs, part of "the roof of the
world," a height of 21.360 feet on the water
shed between the Hlspar and KUfo glacleia.
on the edge of Turkestan.
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you see an
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you tee an
Arrow think
of Coca-Cola.
"Father, what is human naturet I heard
a man say it was only human nafxire for
the democratic senator, to vote for high
duties on augar and pineapples?"
"Human nature, my .on. Is tha excuse
commonly offered for a man who Haa been
acting like a hog." New York Post.
"Tp Scribbler writing any fiction these
"Oh. yes: more than he can attend to.
He haa order, for six summer resort book
lets." Puck.
"That girl's graduation essay shews re
markable maturity of thought."
"Yes." answered Miss Cayenne, "ahe
looks like sweet sixteen, but .he write.
like sixty." Washington Btar.
"Mary, after the week Is otit I shan't
need your services," the boarding house
keeper told her cook; "your cooking doesn't
suit me."
"But the boarders seem to like ft,
"Yes. That's why I roust get another
cook." Bohemian. .
"There Is certainly one queer and" con
tradictory thing about business building
"What Is that?"
"Whenever a man wants to expand hi.
building for business he calls In a con-,
tractor." Baltimore American. ' ' -
"Gosh. I guess those city folks meant
what they said when they told u. that
they came up here to get a good re.t,"
"They're taking It easy, ehT"
"Tsklng It easy. I should say they are.
Would you believe It, not a one of 'em haa
got out of bed before 6 o'olock any morn
ing since they've been here." Detroit
Press Press.
"Dad. what sort of a bureau Is a matri
monial bureau T"
"Oh. any bureau that has five drawer.'
full of womenSs fixing, and one man's tie
in it." Houston Post.
BJInks I can tell you what It I. that
makes money so scarce.
Kplnks So can I. It's sitting here dls
tenlng to you talk, when I ought to be at
work. Cleveland Leader.
Anxloua Father Well, doctor, which I.
It a boy or a girl?
Doctor Worse than that It's triplets.
Los Angeles Express.
Arthur Chapman in Denver Republican.
Things don't seem like they useter In this
good woolly West:
I've got a bitter feeling gnawln' here be
neath my vest:
'.'here ain't no kick on wages, but, stranger,
darn the pay!
When the spring rourdup to over I have
got to help pitch hay.
It ister be the oowboy waa moat always
on the roam;
He didn't see a pitchfork, and the saddle
was his home;
But the game Is worked soma different
In this dark, degenerate day.
When a feller takes Tils spur, off and get.
In the doggoned bay.
So Jest take my chaps and lose 'em bring
the pale blue overalls
Bring slong fhat shirt of htelc'rT there la
nothln' now that galls;
I've shocked my Cheyenne saddle, for the
puncher's had his say
There is hayseed down my collar, so come
on with hay more hay!
also the "Crystal Lithium" water from
Excelsior Sprints, Mo., la 6-fiUoa
sealed Jugs.
6-gallon Jug Crystal Uthla Water. .$a
6 -sail on Jug Salt-Sulphur water
Buy at either store. We sell o'er 100
kinds mineral water.
Sherman & McCcnnsII Drug: Co,
Sixteenth tad Doitfs St.
Owl Drug Co.
Sixteenth and Uarnsy St.
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