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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 12, 1900.
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Tho Platto rivor power, canal la to
be built again this time, we hope, for
A aure way to get rid of the bill
board is to erect substantial buildings
in all the vacant lots which the now
To anxious inquirer. President
Roosevelt's messages are not Included
in the five-feet of best books, because
there Is not room.
A Portuguese prince Is to wed New
York's wealthiest heiress. After they
are married If she likes the country
she may buy It for him.
Ten women claim a San Francisco
man as their huaband. When those
ten women get him home we can easily
see what will happen to him.
The Kansas coal miners and opera
tors have reached a definite agree
ment, which is a sensible way ot re
moving another burning issue.
If It be true, as reported, that the
Colombian revolution' Is confined to
one small town, there Is room for
several more enterprising revolution
The warden of the Nebraska state
penitentiary explains that all the es
caping convicts am trusties. Better
check up on the untrustworthy trus
Although the Great Western railway
la to be sold at receiver's sale, If you
do not happen to have $11,000,000
about your clothes it will be no use
for you to bid. -
One of the Japanese- sugar boodlers
has committed suicide. Those Japa
nese boodlera - take getting caught
more seriously than boodtar in some
About this time of the year the east
really take an interest in the west
and wakes up to the fact that the
growing harvest is the commercial
life of the nation.
Railroad baggage masters have
formed an organisation for their own
physical improvement. Hera Is where
the trunk gets all that is coming to It
and a little bit more.
Six thousand more men are ordered
to work in coke ovens near Pittsburg,
At the present rat the Industrial
centers will soon be crying a loudly
for help a the farmers of the west.
Georgia Is looking to the near-beer
tax as an escape from a bankrupt
treasury situation. It will probably
come as near the result as the article
does to satisfying a real beer thirst.
Omaha's school census shows an in
crease, In round figures, ot 100, which
must represent a population Increase
of between 1,600 and 3,000. A steady
growth la better than a boom followed
by a collapse. '
Th latest communication from the
spirit world 1 to the effect that there
are houses In that land, but th people
wear no clothes. Is it possible that
- only actresses and aeasld resort peo
ple go there?
John D. Rockefeller's physician still
inalsts that hla distinguished client la
likely to live to be 100 years old. He
may, but it ia doubtful whether Ida
Tarbell and the fifty-seven other varie
ties of his biographers can keep up
their strenuous lif thirty years longer,
The votes of Senators Burkett and
Drown against the tariff bllKon the
final roll call for passage In the ren
ate, and the votes of Nebraska's entire
representation in the house, the three
republicans, as well as the three dem
ocrats, against the adoption of the
rule giving the conference committee
plenary power, places Nebraska in the
position of protesting against the
Payne-AldTlch tariff bill In Us present
We do not doubt that by these vots
the senators and representatives from
this state in congress reflect the senti
ment of the majority of the people of
Nebraska, who unquestionably are for
revision downward, although com
mitted to the principle of protection,
and by no means in sympathy with
tariff reduction that would expose our
producers and manufacturers to unre
stricted competition with foreign-made
goods produced under cheaper labor
The fact, however, that the repub
licans In the Nebraska delegation at
Washington have recorded a vote of
protest against certain features of the
present bill muBt not be taken to mean
that they have Joined with the demo
crats in the democratic program of
eliminating alj protective duties from
the tariff. There is a possibility, and
a fair probability, that the conference
commute will whip the tariff bill into
such shape that, while it may not com
pletely satisfy all expectations, it will
still b a substantial redemption ot
tho republican promise of tariff re
vision that will secure acquiesence and
acceptance by the republicans who
have ranged themselves with the so-
called Insurgents. In this case the
republican members of Nebraska's con
gressional delegation may yet vote for
the adoption of the conference report
with the approval of their constitu
So far as Nebraska republicans are
concerned a tariff bill which is good
enough to command the signature of
the republican president will be good
enough for the rank and file who have
every confidence in Mr. Taft's determi
nation to get real concessions for the
public out of the tariff revision.
Bis; Aeronautio Show.
The International Air Navigation
exposition which has opened In Frank
fort, Germany, promises to be a most
notable affair, the first comparative
showing of advance in a great science
which will eventually revolutionize
many modern methods of locomotion.
Until comparatively recent years bal
looning and other forms of aerlaj
navigation have been crude and served
only for experimental purposes, but
recent advances indicate that they
have a wider and more useful field.
It is not consoling to Americans to
contemplate that with the exception
of Langley and th Wright brothers
the United States has contributed little
compared with Germany and Franc
toward developing - the ' science1 In
lighter than air machines Count Zep
pelin and numerous others have
achievements to their credit far be
yond anything accomplished here. The
measure of this superiority may be
Judged by the fact that five big build
ings are needed at Frankfort to house
and display the various types and de
signs of airships and that trips will
b made daily by dirigible balloons
in which passengers will, be carried.
These results Indicate clearly that
aerial navigation is approaching the
stage of practical utility and is de-'
veloping so rapidly as to make it
hazardous to guess its ultimate uses.
Th gathering in one place of prac
tically all types of machines where
they can be seen and contrasted will
unquestionably be greatly beneficial,
the weaknesses and strength of each
design being brought Into direct com
petition and observed by th keenest
minds In the world of physical science.
Executing Criminally Insane.
A Philadelphia 'physician has stirred
up a hornet s nest wltn a paper read
before the Medical Jurisprudence so
ciety In that city on the criminally In
sane by arguing for th execution of
Insane murderer. He insists .that
there la too much maudlin sentiment
In this country for criminals who
plead Insanity and convince a jury
that their plea la good. The doctor,
however, confuses the case in which
Insanity is a subterfuge with those In
which the criminal Is ,really insane
and unable to overcome the murderous
The doctor is not alone in believing
that the insanity plea is overworked
and that acquittals on this ground too
often- make the courts a laughing
stock, but to be candid the fault lies
rather with his own profession than
with the courts. If doctors and alien
ists would not be so free to testify
for a price that accused persons were
Insane to the point of unaccountabtlity
there would seldom be evidence to sup
port such pleas. The doctors who are
willing to barter testimony for cash
are doubtless very few. But insanity
experts, in the opinion of outsiders,
are constitutionally inclined to draw
th line of Irresponsibility a little too
fin, particularly in view of the often
advanced theory that all criminals are
In spit of the many palpable mis
carriages of Justice the doctrine of
executing mentally deranged men for
acts committed during periods of in
sanity is repugnant to all accepted
Ideas of modern criminology. .
It is to b noted that th lawyer de
fending th so-called nonpartisan
Judiciary act passed by the late demo
cratic legislature Is th sam who,' at
th recent democratic powwow in
Kearney, boasted that thy ha4 filled
every office within reach with a demo-
crat. And they would like to fill all the
rest. This stamps the law aa strictly
nonpartisan from a democratic view
No Justifying Assassination.
The defense of Madrigal Dslnagrl,
who assassinated a British official and
an Innocent bystander, Is the proclama
tion of a monstrous doctrine of justifi
cation. It Is not pertinent to the case
to discuss the right or wrong of British
rule in India or the fact that it rules
there at all. People are asked to
Justify or condone deliberate murder,
which no sane, right-thinking person
can do. The pretense of the militant
anarchist and political nihilist that no
Mhcr adequate way exists of calling
attention to alleged wrongs lacks
foundation in fact and is disproved
by history. As a rule the victim Is
someone who Is in no way responsible
for the conditions complained of and
his assassination affords no remedy.
Open revolt against injustice and
oppressive rule has been Justified
hundreds of times, both -when success
ful and also In failures, and even the
unsuccessful has often worked ulti
mate reforms, but there Is no Instance
where personal terrorism has secured
the desired ends, but rather increased
the burden's. The question of the right
of one people to rule another has been
a debatable one ever since govern
ments were Instituted, but assassina
tion has been universally looked upon
as a crime. India may well pray to be
delivered from fool friends who misuse
its cause to commit such atrocious
End of a Colossal Land Fraud.
After years of litigation millionaire
John A. Benson has gone to prison
for engineering gigantic frauds by
which he obtained title to large tracts
of public lands. This is probably the
final chapter In the notable land fraud
prosecutions Instituted during the
Roosevelt administration, not because
the Taft administration hat changed
front, but because th prosecutions
have accomplished their purpose. Fu
ture violators of the land laws will
be prosecuted, but It is not likely
that ever again will there be found
such a gigantic system of land grab
bing as Benson and others engineered
and for which so many prominent citi
zens were convicted, including one
United States senator.
The exposures of the deviously de
frauding methods alone tend to make
a repetition of the offenses improbable
and the punishments administered a
wholesome check. In addition to stop
ping the practices, millions of dollars
worth of valuable timber, mineral and
agricultural lands hive been restored
to the public domain, and suits lnvolv
ing other areas are still pending,
particularly In Oklahoma and the
intermountain country. In the case
cited Benson has for twenty years
been under fire for land frauds by
which he accumulated a. fortune est!
mated at several millions. The Roose
velt administration went after him In
earnest, and the Taft administration
kept it up until, his last resort failing,
he has been compelled to pay the
penalty by serving out a prison sen
Our amiable democratic contem
porary is trying to raise a hullabaloo
because a professional burglar has
been bound over to the district court
on a bond of $1,000 and is insinuating
all sorts of things about "pull" and
"protection." If we are not mistaken,
however, this case comes within the
Jurisdiction of the democratic county
attorney, who has full privilege to in
slst on bigger or better bonds for any
one accused of crime, either before the
examining magistrate or before the
Judge of the district court after bind
ing over. If there Is anything wrong
in any of these criminal cases we sug
gest that the World-Herald take It up
with the democratic county attorney,
The three northern democratic gov
ernors, Johnson, Harmon and Marshall,
who are considered possibilities for
democratic presidential nominees In
1912, are keeping consistently silent
In the discussion of what Is true de
mocracy. It might prove embarrass
ing to them later if they should at
tempt to elucidate the proposition at
this early stage of the game.
Another hydrant rental suit has
been brought against the city of
Omaha for six months' water service
at $47,540. This means that the
hydrant rental obligations are Increas
ing at tne rate or s5,ooo a year, to
say nothing of the Interest. What Is
the Water board going to do about it?
The Americans who deliberately In
suit the British flag while traveling
In Canada deserve no sympathy if they
are summarily punished. The man
who cannot pay decent respect to the
country in which he travels offends
against his own country and had better
stay at home.
The tariff bill, as it paased the
house with- the senate amendments
added, makes a public document of
431 pages. It Is a safe assertion that
most of the critics who are discours
ing so learnedly about it have never
seen the text of the bill in any of Its
Two Frenchmen fought a duel the
other day, firing two shots and hitting
nothing but the wide world, and then
quit unreconciled for fear they might
accidentally hurt somebody. They
should go down into Texas and see
how such things are done.
Texas has not gone dry, but a new
law reduces greatly th number of
fountains from which liquid refresh
ments may b secured. Still a block
or two more to travel does not make
much difference to a thirsty man in
Colonel J. Ham Lewis refuses to
talk about his mission to the orient
and the conclusion Is universal It must
have been something of great import
ance, for it Is the first time in his life
J. Ham has refused to talk.
If the figurehead from the battle
ship Nebraska Is loaned to the state
to adorn the capltol It will stand mora
than a favorable comparison with
some of the figureheads in the late
Paahinic Money on t'&laa.
China is about the only country that
ever had money thrust upon her by other
nations. Forcing a loan ta a new feature
of diplomacy. No wonder the wily Celes
tial calmly and confidently waits for
everything to come hie way.
Platocrats Uet m Knock.
Plutocrats will not wholly escape from
the Aldrlch revenue measure. A Id rich has
staved off the Income tax for the present,
but his committee has decided to add con
siderably to the cost of high priced cigars.
Even the cheaper forma of tobacco come In
for some Increase of taxation.
A room mode tin a Bondsmen.
Charles W. Morse, the New Tork banker
who waa sent to prison a few months ago
for permitting himself to get caught In
questionable financial tranaactlona, pro
poses to take a trip to Europe. He Is out
of jail on ball now, and his bondsmen,
being real kind-hearted gentlemen, are
willing that he shall go abroad, notwith
standing the fact that It will be impossible
to extradite him In case he develops a
liking for foreign soil. How perfectly
charming some bondsmen manage to be.
Safeguarding; Yonnar Women.
It Is no exaggeration to say that Ameri
can stirls are allowed a greater degree of
liberty now than their grandmothers were
permitted to exercise In their recreations,
in making acquaintances and in receiving
attentions from men. There was never a
time when girls needed more the counsels
of parents, their wise and tender and vigil
ant care and guidance, than now. There
was never a time when for their own good
there was greater necessity than now for
girla to surround themselves with the safe
guards of discriminating excluslvencss, to
make no friendships until they are satisfied
that 'these associates are compatible with
the purest and highest standards of wo
manhood, Fore-Inn Investment In Mexico.
It will surprise those unfamiliar with
Mevlco to learn that British Investments
In that country, according to a recent
London estimate, aggregate the Immense
sum of $676,000,000. Of this amount over
$367,000,000 la In government bonds, the re
mainder consisting of . railway and other
miscellaneous securities. It appears that
British Investments In Brazil and Argen
tina are equally large, and said to be more
profitable. The United States is yet very
far from dominating the trade of the Latin
states of America, despite the efforts of
Secretary Root and others to Increase our
trade relations with , the southern repub
lics of this continent The European na
tions, as for long, have the greatest com
mercial hold there.
From 'Overalls to Overalls.'
New1 York Post. .
To the four daughters of the eldest son
of Charles Dickens-the British govern
ment has granted a weekly pension of
12. M), "In recognition of the literary emi
nence of their grandfather and in consid
eration of their straitened circumstances."
Inasmuch as Mary Angela Dickens, -one of
the four sisters, has published nearly a
dozen novels, the British government's
benefaction supplies an answer not only
to "What's In a name?" but also to "Does
literature pay?" It would be preposterous
to expect that the descendants bf a great
novelist shall be immune against starva
tion when It is a rare novelist that suc
ceeds In earning his own daily bread.
Thus the rule about three generations
from overalls to overalls would seem to
hold for British genius as It does for
BANK GUARANTY LAW.
. . .
Questions Involved In th Nebraska
San Francisco Chronicle.
No demagogue ever proposed a more se
ductive or more dangerous "popular bene
faction" than the so-called bank deposit
guaranty law. Which had Ha birth in the
wilds of Oklahoma and has been adopted
by some other states. It Is seductive be
cause It is believed by the Ignorant to be
a state guaranty of their bank deposits,
which it Is not, and It Is dangerous be
cause, while sure to work smoothly during
prosperous times. It Involves a moral cer
tainty of a general crash at the first panic.
Under none of these laws does the state
guarantee a dollar of anyone's deposits.
What It does undertake to do is to compel
the solvent banks to make good the losses
of th wildcat concerns.
The stronger banks of Nebraska have
appealed to the federal courts for protec
tion against the deposit guaranty act of
that state, which became effective on July
1, on the ground that to compel them to
pay the loxses of other banks Is to take
their property without due process of law.
The federal court at Lincoln has granted
an injunction whether temporary or per
manent the dispatches do not state Against
the enforcement of the law against the
protesting' banks. The case wUl presum
ably go to the supreme court of the United
It Is doubtful whether there can be re
lief from that source, unless the terms of
the charters of existing banks are such
as to constitute a contract between them
and the state, which Is Improbable. The
case involves the question of the power
of a state over Its own corporations. It U
evident that a state, if it chose, could re
fuse to charter any banking corporation
whatever, and the layman would Imagine
that if It chose to Issue charters it might
impose any conditions which the leglsla
ture deemed proper. It would seem that
the only question which could arise was
aa to the power of the state to change
th condition of the charter of banks al
ready In existence, which will apparently
depend on the provisions of the Nebraska
The whole business Is a demagogic fad
which will have Its run among the must
radical states until Its effect In driving
out banking capital makes would-be bor
rowers clamor for the repeal of the law.
There Is no way whereby solvent and re
sponsible men or banka can be compelled
to go permanently Into partnership with
anybody against their will. If state law
do not permit state banks to be operated
without such partnership sound banks will
change to the national system or liquidate.
One way of promoting the centralisation ot
our government Is for states to so legls
late as to drive capital to th protection
of the central government.
Around New York
SMpnl mm e Carre at ef X,lf
as See la the (treat American
MetrepeUs free Bay te Bay.
Owing to the faqt that New York assess
ors suffered from strabismus during their
working period, the assessment roll falls
to reach the altitude expected from the
statistics of last year's Improvements.
Judged by the tax roll. "Llttl Old New
Tork" Is at a standstill. This year's tax
roll Is bist a trifle above th preceding one,
and th levy, in consequence, Is expected
to Jump from l.l to 1.70. There were rela
tively small Increases in th amount of
personal property assessed. The total for
all boroughs Is S443,mffi, of which tm
103. Mi Is In Manhattan. Andrew Carnegie
and Mrs. Russell Pag are assessed $11,000,
000, and top the list John D. Rockefeller
pays on S2.600.000, William Rockefeller on
$300,000, J. P. Morgan on $400,000, Thomas
F. Ryan on $100,000, Alfred O. Vanderbllt
on 260,0W, Cornelius Vatiderbtlt oh $200,000,
George W. vanderbllt on $58,000, Frederick
W. Vanderbllt on $2n0,000, William If,. Van
derbllt on $100,000. Grace 8. Vanderbllt on
$10,000 and Alice O. Vanderbllt on 8430,000
Total assessed valuation for the five bor
oughs is $7,250,500,659, of which $6,807,179,704
Is in realty and $443,S),886 Is in personal
It was half past S o'clock last Saturday
morning and Coney Island's bathing
beaches were dark and deserted. Lieuten
ant Conroy waa strolling along the sands
when he saw a dosen or more nymphs dis
porting In the water with only nature's
"Mermaids," said Conroy, but changed
his opinion when on of them spoke to
"Hello, Kid!" she sang out, "some one
stole th waterproofs which we hid under
"You're arrested I'm a poHoeman," cried
"Aw come on In th water's fine,"
shouted another nymph.
"Honest I'm a policeman," persisted Con
roy, "Com out of that you're arrested."
But they wouldn't come out, so Conroy
hurried away to get the reserves or the
matron or somebody, and when he re
turned to the beach the bathers had van
ished. He reported what he had seen to
Captain Palmer, who ordered all the pa
trolmen along the beach at night to arrest
any women who go In bathing without
th conventional bathing suits. The captain
learned that hundreds of the music hall
girls hurry down to the sheltered part of
the beach after the theaters close. Leaving
their wrappers on the sands they go In
bathing. They started this custom during
the recent hot wavo.
The only real blemish on th body of
John R. Karly, who waa held In Washing
ton for almost a year as a leper. Is a
patch of court plaster between two fingers
about as big as t quarter ot a dollar, and
that very patch, It was said today at the
New York Skin and Cancer hospital, where
he arrived yesterday Is proof that he is
whole and sound.
Early cut his hand on a saw a few days
ago and th court plaster Is merely to
protect the wound. "The cut is healing
nicely," said Miss Burns, superintendent
of the hospital today, "but It Early had
leprosy-, it would be a very different mat
ter." Early is clear skinned, brown from
the sun and clear-eyed. He looks th pic
ture of health and physicians say he is
all his looks proclaim. Early expects to be
discharged with a clean bill of health to
join th Salvation army, which la caring
for his family. ,
Ground was broken Monday last for the
monument at Spuyten Duyvll In commem
oration of th Hendrik Hudson centennial,
to be held next September.
The ceremony was performed by four
young girls, who used silver spades. The
monument will be of Hendrik Hudson,
who Is supposed to have landed at this
point when he ascended and descended the
Hudson river in l'!09. It will stand 100 feet
high, will cost $100,000 and will be 200 feet
above tide level. Carl Bitter designed It
after the fashion of a Roman dorlo column
with a square base, the latter to bear upon
(t a tablet, suitably inscribed, and the work
Jacob Borman. 80 years old, has divided
his wealth with his wife, 46 years old, has
obtained a divorce under the Hebrew re
ligion, and will this week sail for Jerusa
lem, where he expects to spend the re
mainder of his life. Borman, who Is very
religious, proposed that he and his wife
retire to Jerusalem together, but she liked
New York too well, and so by mutual
agreement they appeared before a rabbi,
who gave them "a get," a Jewish form of
divorce. At the same time Borman gave
his wife half of his property, and they
kissed each other goodby.
A party of New York and Chicago girls
sailed for a tour of Europe and each on
carried her possessions In a dress suit case.
Thus will there be a gain in economy and
time, but what will they do if they are
Invited to meet the Dolomites at an even
ing reception or to dine with the Darda
nelles? It is not so hard for a mere male
to try the experiment, especially If his
more intimate clothes resemble those of
the youth who wished to work on a canal
boat and asking the captain whether his
washing were extra added: "It consists
of a shirt and a drawer." If a man does
not expect to visit at Dorchester House he
could get along with th black shirt dear
to those fishing this month In the Maine
woods, the shirt that Is not Injured by the
pennyroyal mixture used against black
files. With two of thes shirts, an In
destructible tooth brush, a light heart and
a thin pair of breeches he could go through
the world. No custom house officer would
stop such returning Americans; he would
pass them on quickly.
Hard has been the fate of Mary Mallon,
who Is known as "Typhoid Mary." She
has served as a cook for prominent New
York families, and the health authorities
claimed two years ago that she had be
come a menace to every person with whom
she came in contact, for the reason that,
although Immune frcm typhoid, she pos
sessed the power of communicating the
disease to others. For two years she has
been confined to North Brother island, and
complains that shs was treated like a leper,
being compelled to occupy a house by her
self, her only ooir.parton being a dog.
Her food was brought, sh says, three
times a day by a nurse, who left It at the
door. Mary Mallon's lawyer now seeks a
writ of habeas corpus to obtain her release.
A rravtlcal Test.
W are soon to have brought to a prac
tical test the question whether the con
stitution of the United States has passed
beyond the reach of amendment In the only
manner prescribed by the Instrument Itself.
If It has, then the very existence of this
body of fundamental law, this so-called
charter of our liberties, has oin into
The heavens wept on the Fourth as a
contribution to a safe and sane policy.
A New Jersey "fan" burst a blood lea
se! and may dl. This recalls the en
thiiolsst who leaped from the blenchets,
crying. "I can't stand this any longer!"
and blew out his brains.
Mrs. Mary Wood Swift, who repre
sented the women of the United states
at the Toronto meeting of the National
Council, Is a sister of General Leonard
Wood and her husband was the late Am
bnssador John Swift, who was at the
court of Ja)an.
The amiable vie president, during- Sen
ator Jeff Davis' Inst speech, complied
with the senator's wishes. For when the
orator exclaimed. In his finest Arksnaaw
manner: "Do not chide me, Mr. Presi
dent, when I plead for the republic," Mr.
Sherman sat still and said nothing.
Now that he's governor, "Little Joe
Brown" will say his prayers and hear
the sermon In the Second Baptist church
of Atlanta, as his father the fttmous
Governor Brown did. Terhaps he'll sit
In the same pew. In nearby pews he
will see ex-Governor Terrell and four
Georgia Judges. '
Ambassador Bryce has seven I,L. D.'s,
two D. C. L.'s. two LIU. D.'s and one
D. P. Sc., not to mention his A. B. and
his honorary fellowships at Trinity and
Oriel colleges, Oxford. It Is doubtful If
any other living man wears an honorary
degree appendage equal to the learned
and scholarly ambassador's.
Governor Harmon of Ohio has ap
pointed Mrs. Augustus F. C. Miller as a
deputy Inspector of workshops and fao
torlea. She Is a widow and representa
tive of one of the oldest and most aristo
cratic families of Springfield, O. She Is
an Intimate rrlend of Governor Harmon's
daughter and the appointment wa personal.
"DRY" IN TMKORY ONtY.
Mekln IooJhln Wfclsky
Booming- Southern Inaaatry.
New York World.
Just as the revenue officers were about
to enter moonshlnlng on the government's
card Index as an extinct Industry, Illicit
manufacture of liquors suddenly increased
fully BO per cent In Alabama, Georgia, Ten
nessee and Other southern states, and
Knox Booth, one of the most widely known
Internal revenue officers In the south, says
the arid condition under prohibition In
these state is the cause.
Moonshinlng was about ended through
out the south, say the government experts,
when the "dry" agitation began. Under
old conditions, saloons had multiplied until
there was one on almost every hilltop or
mountain peak and hundreds of them In
the valleys. Many grocery stores in the
rural sections handled liquor, and there
had come to be comparatively little profit
in the manufacture of moonshine whisky.
Moonxhlne had gone down, down, down In
price until it sold aa low as $1 to $1.50 a
gallon, prices which discouraged the In
dustry In the face of vigorous work on
the part of Uncle Sam's revenue scouts,
whose rifle barrels had become longer and
longer. In fact, moonshiners had come to
be few and far between.
But now that the south Is an arid land
and the prohibitionist rides his thlrstless
camel to and fro, watching for bold rogues
who keep open saloon doors, th rewards
of successfully evading the law by raoon-
shtning are so great that the old timers
who used to 'still mountain dew as a "mat
ter of principle," have - lost sight of the
principle and are rlaklng their Uvea for
the big profits.
Knox Booth, quotes a captured moon
shiner as saying that nix bushelB of corn
meal and 200 pound of sugar make thirty
gallons of whisky, which sells faster than
hot cakes at $4 a gallon. A small still can
turn out thirty gallons a day easily, giv
ing the enterprising 'shiners a profit of $103
for a day's work. And the risk doesn't
bother him much. Ability to convert $16
worth of raw material Into $120 worth of
liquor has made him more fearless than
The revenue Officers declare Oiat prohibi
tion has so revived moonshinlng that they
will probably have the work of a genera
tion in cleaning Out the' moonshiners to do
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Close to Nature
Aa ideal vacation at a very low expens fnay be
obtained at any one of the ten thousand lakes.
FlaWng, Boating and all Summer Sports
for the Round Trip to St.
Paul or Minneapolis, via
rma iBfomatioa aaa oklets f rem
tarsbail Craig. City rasa, aaa Tkt. Aft
1818 rarnam 8)1, Omaha.
Var-., jmiv rm,
H4.IIRIMAV I.ATr.ST 10X1)1 KT
Another Southern Rallronat Added to
St. Louis UUrt-Democrat.
Some of Mr. Harriman s unonn.m.-.
boasting that he made fi.OOO.OOO In hi
Oeorsla Central desk,' The public Is ready
to believe this story; It bs a pretty.vlvld
recollection of other conquests by Mr. Har
riman, in which his pnvfjts ran up Into
much Inrger figures "than "thes. Still, a
$2,000,000 profit In a single transaction la
artie enough to Impifss thS popular Imag
ination. Jt would hav been thought mar
velous back In the days ot Commodore
Vanderbllt, Daniel Drew and James Flsk.
Even In the time of William H. Vanderbllt
It would have hewn considered feat of
large proportions. Familiarity with bigger
transactions In recent years makes th
publlo think this Georgia Central "strike"
Is not wonderful. And Mr. Harriman has
don more than any other one man to
make these achievements commonplace.
Although the acquisition of the Oeorgla
Central has been pending for about a year,
tt was not finally and officially consum
mated until a week ago. It la an Import
ant exploit. The Geogla Central operates
about 2.000 miles of road. By Its transfer
to the Harriman system the Illluols Cen
tral acquires two steamship lines at Sa
vannah, one running to New York and
the other to Boston, to re-enforce the line
which It has from New Orleans. Th
Southern Pacific is also enabled to divide
Its steamship and railway business. It ha
got Into closer Contact with the Atlantlo
"These pantaloon gotvns for women are
said to have hip pockets."
"I wonder what for?"
"For them to keep their hips In. I sup-
rose; you know hips are out of fashion."
"You said you had no mosquitoes," said
the summer boarder. Indignantly.
"Well," anSwered Farmer Corntoshel, "I
don't take nothln' I itsid hack. ' '1 h -n you
see strayln' around don't belong to nie."-
Washington Star. .
Visitor fat the table) So you are a good
little Klrl. Mamie, ' and always mind
mamma, papa says,
Mamie tin the proud consciousness of
virtue! Yeth, thlr; the told me not to ath
for another pleth o' pie, and 1 ain't never
done It. Halt I more American.
"Well, Uncle Zeh," said his neighbor,
"your boy's come hack from college, and
I reckon he's got a good ejJ!cstton."
"No," groaned Uncle Zb. "Them four
years Is plumb wasted,;-' I tried im on a
railroad guide the other day. an' ha
couldn't make head ner tall of It, any
m,,p.'n (k. rma 1 , a rrA" ChUasi T.I .
...... ., . -- ' . v. 1. . . -U,U . VIIIIS.V All
The man with the broad expanse of un
occupied territory on the summit of his
cranium was Irritable. .
"I part my hair," he said, crossly, "on
the left side."
"Yes, sir," said the barber, with un
ruffled politeness; "you part It, perhaps,
with a can opener." 4 'hlcano Tribune.
Ruth I'm awfully frightened way up
here In this airship.
I'aul Worry not. RutH. ' Your fears are
groundless. Buffalo News,
A MADDENING LAY.
On the f rosen Or'tlc Ocean somewher
north of Bering Sea
There's an Eskimo a-Slttln' an' I wlsht
that It was me,
For the wind ts In th Icebergs as' th
polar bears at play
Make a peaceful summer picture on th
shores o' Baffin Bay.
Oh, the folks o' Haffln Bay,
On cold storage every day.
In the shadow of the glclers loll and sip
Their pantaloons are leather an' their
coats are made of skin.
Which prevents the chlny weather that's
outside from comln'-ln.
For, altho' skins are free In this here happy
chilly clime. ' 1 '
Protection's necessary in the good old sum
Oh, the folks o' Peary Land.
They have lived, you understand,
Through the snows of many summers and
have never even fanned.
Ship me somewhere north of Greenland,
where the ice trust's power la dead,
And where hard drink never harms unlrxs
It hits you on the head;
Where Aurora Horealis hangs her ribbons
on the moon;
Where the sunset's In. September and the
cold, gray dawn's in June. '
Oh, th folks o' Melville Sound,
Never go away from town
To summer In the mountains till Hi mer
cury comes down.
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ill nd ritalar rmlall pacaM.
TONE 8)ROw Do Mokiea, Iowa.
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