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State of Nfltirnska, Douglas County, r-s.i
Oeorre B Tsschurh. treasurer of To
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Inir. Evening and Sunday Bee printed dur
ing the month of June, 109, u aa fol-
1 41.370 17 ,
41.380 It 41,050
3 41.380 10 41,080
4 41,860 80 40,000
8 41,800 81 41,70
89,800 88 41,870
7 41.4M 83 41,880
8 41,840 84 41,780
8 41,830 88 44,640
10 41,600 88 41,830
11 41,630 87 40,030
18 48,040 88, 41,790
IS 40,300 B9 41,790
14 48.870 80 41,670
16 41,840 Total. .1447,300
Returned Coplea 6.880
Net Total 1,838,080
Dally Average 41,366
GEORGE B. TZ8CITUCK.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn
to before me this let day of July, 1109.
Subscribers leavtar ra city tern-
these. Address will
oftea aa raejaeatcd.
Missouri has gone wet by a big ma
jority. If the team could only stay at home
we might win that pennant.
Some of those school census enu
merators must be short-sighted.
The Bolivians are taking the loss of
that $10,000,000 much to heart.
New Jersey looks upon the plan to
nationalize interstate corporations as
an assault upon Its chief industry.
In viev of our July rainfall record
U Is easier to talk waterway lrnprove-
i ent right now than to advocate lrrl
I tlon, . , '." " "7
That compromise of the $6,268,000
Judgment against the city In the water
works case deems to be delayed In
New York pa'Dai' are debuting about
the location of the hottest place, and
ill thia trouble comes from discarding
the old orthodoxy.
Abdul Hamld is reported to have
his remaining cash in American banks.
If so, be doubtless wishes be, himself,
were in as safe a place.
The Congressional Record is giving
the Paper trust a chance to catch up
with Its supplies now that debate has
suspended in the senate.
A New Jersey couple were married
because they dreamed they were meant
for each other. Here's hoping It turns
out to be not all a dream.
People who object to the new style
spiral slide fire escapes are assured by
the manufacturers that they contain
neither nails nor splinters.
A direct steamship line from New
Orleans to South American ports has
been inaugurated. That's the way to
go after South American trade.
Former' Sultan Abdul Hamld is re
ported to have, a distressing cough.
Sure, didn't the Yonng Turks compel
him to cough up $5,000,000 recently?
Wall street , opinion appears to be
that when he returns from Europe E.
H. Harrlman's digestion will be good
enough to assimilate another railroad.
Commissioner of Corporations Her
bert Khox Smith Is respectfully In
formed that all efforts to standardize
the Missouri river have failed up to
The program of Nebraska's anti
saloonlsts provides for county option
next year and prohibition the year
after!. A .sort of Imitation rotating
ballot ' -
The people of Lincoln have been
surprised to learn that their city at
torney has resigned. The people of
Omaha are resigned to their city at
torney. The announcement la made at Chi
cago university that Its professors may
think and y what they ples.se. Think
lng is ail right, but they will save
themielvos a whole lot of trouble by
being mor eareful about what they
say. . ' . s
Farmers in the Red River valley in
Minnesota, tired of waiting for a rail
road, bava raised the money and will
oonatruot a line seventy miles long to
connect with an' existing road. The
farmer has money to help himself
Utiliiiiig the Waterways.
So roe pertinent suggestions on util
izing waterways for transportation are
made In tho report of Herbert Knox
Smith as commissioner of corpora
tions. He shows that there are cogent
reasons why water transportation has
declined. Tho hulk of the goods
moved Is through trafflo and under ex
isting conditions this traffic cannot ha
handled economically on water routes.
Rivers vary In depth and few water
routes permit through passage of ves
sels best adapted to the deeper
stretches. The result has been to con
fine waterway commerce, except on the
great lakes to local traffic, which has
not returned sufficient profit to main
tain regular boat lines.
These facts were considered by the
advocates of the fourteen-foot ehannel
for the Mississippi river, but the rem
edy involved an expense which seems
prohibitive at least until it has been
conclusively demonstrated the facil
ities would be used If provided. The
only alternative, therefore, to revive
river navigation is to adapt the carrier
to the facilities, which means light
draft boats and barge tows, which
could be doubled up on the deeper
lower reaches of the rivers, the max
imum carrying power maintained and
breaking bulk en route avoided.
Another serious drawback Is the
total lack of waterway terminals and
loading and unloading facilities. Even
In the palmy days of river traffic man
power over the gangplank was the
sole loading device. European coun
tries have developed traffic on shal
low rivers by providing economical
handling facilities which will be essen
tial here also If there Is to be much
river traffic. Standardization of equip
ment, making It Interchangeable on
any road, economical facilities for
handling and transferring freight have
built up railroad traffic and the rivers
and canals must meet these conditions
if they expect to compete successfully.
There Is no sentiment about business
and shippers will use the water In
preference to rails when waterway
offer equal advantages at no higher
Proposed Tariff Commission.
The proposed permanent tariff com
mission could be of great value if
equipped with proper authority and
confined within proper channels. If
itvwere intended to give a commission
legislative functions It would be of
doubtful legality and questionable ex
pedlency. Constant tariff tinkering and
changes would be more harmful even
than a poorly adjusted tariff law and
a turmoil of business uncertainty
worse than tariff excesses. Condi
tions are constantly changing, how
ever, and periodical alterations in the
tariff bill are essential and will be
made whether the commission be es
tablished or not. If a capable com
mission In the Interim should Investi
gate industrial conditions at home and
abroad It could present to congress
whenever needed a vast fund of Infor
mation that would expedite tariff leg
lslation and also form a basis for more
All past tariff laws have been en
acted with scant general Information
on a great many of the several thou
sand articles covered by it and if con
gress alone must do the work through
Its committees like conditions will al
ways prevail, for that body has neither
the time nor the inclination to study
the minor schedules at length and Its
information on the more Important
ones is often far from complete. The
life of tariff laws has been from five
o fifteen years and If the commission
starts Its labors soon it should be able
to accumulate the necessary data by
the time another revision la made nec
essary by changed conditions or rev'
The President's Western Trip.
Tariff legislation has advanced suf
ficlently to enable President Taft to
make definite plans for his projected
western trip and it is gratifying that
he has decided to make it an extensive
one. The west, line every section or
the country, gladly welcomes a presl
denttal visit and Mr. Taft's personal
popularity will make him doubly wel
come, it wui ao tne weat gooa to see
and meet the president and will bene
fit him to see for himself what the
west has to show and what It needs
for its development, and to breath In
Us broad-gauged atmosphere.
To administer his great office cred
itably a president needs to understand
every section of the country, Nothing
will give him the first hand informs
tlon necessary to form an intelligent
opinion on public questions as well as
personal observation. Hearsay testi
mony and written page do not convey
so clear an idea as the eye and the
ear and It Is well to get away for a
time from the official surrounding of
the capital. It is a pleasure for th
people to meet their president for It
brings the government nearer home to
them and makes of the president a llv
lng reality and not a faraway vision
There is nothing like touching elbow
to bind people of a common purpose
together for Its accomplishment.
The west has no stauncher friend
than President Taft and it will show
htm that It appreciates that friend
ship. Speaking of the so-called nonpar
tisan judiciary, the justices of the
peace preside over the poor man's
courts where the administration of
justice, uninfluenced by outside con
siderations, la more Important, if any
thing, than its administration in higher
courts. , Yet after prating about a
nonpartisan Judiciary our demo-pop
law-makers have left the justice of the
peaco courts expose to the wiles of
the politicians the same as before. The
Judgeships, which they have sought to
males "nonpartisan," pay from $1,000
to $4,500 a year, while the Job of Jus
tice of the peace evidently doe not
pay sufficient to entloe the nonpartisan
The Calvin Celebration.
The Calvin celebration at Geneva,
witserland, has Just ended with a
great historic pageant and addresses
by men prominent In literature and
science from many parts of the world.
was a notable gathering met to
honor the memory of a great figure In
history. In many respects Calvin
would fall short, measured by modern
standards. A storm center In an In
tolerant age, ho was himself Intolerant
to a large degree, but that is explained
by his age and hia surroundings. His
religious creed savored of the harsh
ness of a harsh era from which It
would be expecting too much to have
him divorce himself entirely, and he
must be Judged by the same standards
as those whom he fought against
With all due respect for his reli
gious labors, Calvin's educational
work will stand out as his greatest
monument. From his foundation lias
grown a mighty educational force and
the city and country which was his
refuge has become an abiding place
for freedom of thought and educa
tional advancement largely credited to
his master mind. How much modern
education and scientific research owes
to the school founded by him is yet to
be determined, but its influence, direct
and Indirect, has been worldwide.
The county attorney Is to Institute
test suit to see if warrants drawn on
the court house building fund cannot
be issued and cashed Immediately,
without being held ten days as are
other warrants, to permit taxpayers to
protest them. Why should the county
attorney be starting a suit on behalf
of the court house contractors? Why
should the taxpayers pay an attorney
to bring suits aealnst themselvesT
The anti-billboard movement is not
getting the support It should have
from the Real Estate exchange. The
billboard nuisance cannot fall to have
a depressing Influence on real estate
values, and yet because they are pay-
ng a few dollars in rentals the real
estate men too often encourage bill-
It certainly sounds like the old days
to read of outlaws killing nine horse
traders in Texas. Texas may have
been the site of the Garden of Eden,
but Cain and his local descendant took
a big drop.
Governor Shallenberger has given
another shining Example of fealty to
the cause of nonpartisanship by ap
pointing a nonpartisan democrat to the
vacancy on the Board of University
If Mayor Jim were only running on
the county ticket this fall he might
not find it so hard to get democrats to
run with him who now see no tempta
tlon in the assurances of dismal de
A Chicago banker has dug a swim
mlng pool in his back yard, but at that
he will not have so much fun as the
urchin who paddles around under the
piers on the lake front.
And now scientists assert that the
tsetse fly is not a harmful insect in
itself, but, like the mosquito and the
common house fly, is only a common
carrier of disease germs.
The published dally routine of
rest cure establishment does not look
as though it were intended for any
body except a hustler able to keep up
with the strenuous life.
Kansas City should congratulate
Itself that its new union passenger
station, which it has been building on
paper for so many years, is still above
the high water mark.
Tennesseeans are debating whether
the prohibitory law is applicable to
airships. Here's where a convenient
court decision might prove a great
boost for aviation.
Among-the most important offices
to be filled in Nebraska at this fall's
election are those of precinct and dis
trict assessors. What are we going to
do about it?
A German chemist has evolved a
plan for extracting fertilizer from the
atmosphere. That would save about
all the packing house now allows to
Statistics of business failures con
tinue to show a comparative decrease
In number and in volume of liabilities,
which means much in the business
Army offioers may be worrying over the
methods of the Wrights, but it is evi
dent the Wrights are not worrying over
the worries of army offioers.
The Bsssai of Safety.
Kansas City Time.
President Taft, who ts confronted by
the answered problem, "What ts Whisky r
can go with absolute safety ss far as to
answer that whiskey ts not what I sold
under that nam In th state of Kansas.
Ksocki lor limsisur Laws.
On result of prohibition la th south
ern state has been the revival f illicit
moonshine distilling. The profit is so
large and the thirst Is so general that the
temptation le turn corn Into whiskey, in
dlflance alike at slat and federal laws,
appears ta b Irresistible. It la com
paratively easy to make sumptuary law,
but it is almoat impossible to anforee
them, especially against heavy aaoney
inducemeut for their violation.
OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY
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To Victor Roeewater: 1
Dear Friend: Aa a boy I had for one text
book In my study of political economy th
editorial writing! of your late honored
father. If I am today somewhat radical
in my views aa touching the question of
the successful efforts of corporate wealth
to dominate and Influence the judicial
branch of our national and state govern
ments, then I mutt give the credit for
that radical view to my clou study, both
as boy and man, of the writing of your
father. His life-work was a vigorous pro
test against the argresslons of corporate
capital. He preached agalnat monopoly
always, no matter whether that monopoly
appeared under the protecting cover of a
tariff-protected trust, or beneath the shel
tering wing of tome railroad attorney who
had been raised to a place cf power as a
Judge of a state or federal eourt. Having
been so closely associated with Edward
Roaewater in the work of trying to do
something In the way of checking the on
ward march of corporate wealth toward
the goal of complete control of state and
national governments, and particularly of
tho Judicial branch, quite naturally I am
pained to note the flippant manner In
which you editorially deal with subjects
which to your honored sire were serious
Indeed. My desire Is to awaken In your
oreast a love of duty, rather than to
condemn you for your conduct It Is my
hope that I may be able to write In
manner to lead your thoughts toward that
path of duty which your father walked
toward the duty you owe to the people
of your state in your capacity as the
editor of a great newspaper which has
held a good place In thousands of Ne
braska homes for many years. Perhaps
you may not know the fact, but fact It
Is, that many men who have long been
reading the editorial pase of The Omaha
Bee are puszled now to understand what
malign Influence has dulled that sharp
arrow of reproof which of old upon that
pag they saw flying In the direction of
those Influences seeking to gain advantage
over the public in matters of government.
m not of those who believe that your
great newspaper has been sold into bond
age to corporate wealth, and now forbid
den to raise a hand In defense of the
rights of men. Rather, I fear that your
constant association with those who speak
m th voice of wealth, and your constant
distance from thoee who speak In the
tongue of humanity, has prejudiced you
against the views men once read and ap
plauded upon the editorial page of The
Bee. And so I am not without hope that
you may be called bank to your rightful
place as the friend and champion of the
peopie oi your state in their struggle
against the aggressive and unscrupulous'
criminal rich, whose hand Is heavy upon
all branches of government, and particu
larly heavy upon the Judicial branch
thereof. One issue of The Bee with an
editorial page flaming with the old fire
of patrlotio defense of the rights of men-
such a page as your old father was wont
to write when his heart and soul resented
th criminal advance of corporate wealth
why, only one page of It, with a promise
of more of It, would carry you oompletely
into that safe and sure place of respect
and confidence among Nebraskans so long
and o deservedly held by your father.
Writ that kind of a page. Victor! Write
it now. Tour real friends request it.
To Edgar Howard, : -' '
Dear Friend: When I took edi
torial charge of The, Bee I publicly re
quested those who, had worked
shoulder to shoulder.wlth my lamented
father, and friends generally, to assist
me by suggestions and criticism to
make The Bee what he, as its founder,
would have wished ' it. While the
manner of printing your letter in your
paper would indicate that your real
object Is not to set me right, but to
start a controversy, still you put your
plea in such a plausible way that I am
Impelled to gratify .'your desire for
You say that you are puzzled to
understand what has come over the
editorial page of The Bee, but the puz
rle is yourself. You assume to speak
RURAL FREE DELIVERY.
A System that Realla ea the Hopes of
Twenty years ago rural free mall de
livery was regarded as visonary and Im
practical, an iridescent dream, but the Am
erican people now annually pay $35,000,000
for th service on 40,000 routes. In less
than a double decade In the future, no
doubt, there will be 100,900 routes, costing
The pioneer In Congress of rural free
delivery was a man named Flckler, a
native of Indiana, and a representative
from South Dakota. Hi specialty wa
pensions, and, though his heart was as
plastic to th prompting of good Impulse
as wax, he loved to make bloody-shlrt
speeches and strove to make treason odi
ous. When Tom Reed failed to deliver
the Honorable Flckler vote for the re
peal of th purchasing olause of the Sher
man silver law, he hurled at th recalcit
rant a mingled sarcasm and invlctlve
drawn from the Book of Job. But Flck
ler was a 18-to-l-er up to the elbow, and
be flew th coop.
When the rural free delivery proposi
tion was first seriously considered in
Congress a representative from Texas,, a
Mr. Cockrell, brother of the then Senator
of that name from Mlssoure, made a not
able speech against the innovation, and
his plea was for the Saturday afternoon
at the crossroad, where farmers met to
make purchases, receive their mall, and
confer one with another about matters
and things, aa their ancestors had done
for centuries. It was a fin speech and
did much to defeat the proposition that
aession. That was th Fifty-second Con
A Great Social Triumph.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican
The graclousness of the king and queen
of England in dining with Embassador and
Mrs. Reld at Dorchester house Friday even
ing, must be interpreted not only as a
compliment to th embassador but to the
great American nation. But the great
American nation has not been properly
brought up to appreciate to the fullest
extent the attention of their majesties,
and it is not unlikely to see in the episode
merely another great social triumph for
the embassador's scale of living. Kordlca
sang and charged Mr. Reld I 625.
Efficacy of I'nwrltten Law.
St. Louts Republic.
What President Taft said at Tlconderoga
about a "limitation upon the presidential
office" which prevents his going to his
summer home In Canada is recognition of
a bit of unwritten law In the nation which
moat of the states have written Into their
Constitutions. European rulers may gad
about and visit one another, but here an
executive Isn't boss of his own bailiwick
when be isn't in It Rveo Roosevelt was
careful always la keep the flag above
li-jjju j.j ia
as an unbiased and unselfish laborer In
the vineyard of reform, when, as a
matter of fact if Ton could only aee
yourself as others see you you would
realize that the sole mainspring of
your attitude toward puhilo men and
measures Is the most narrow and
bigoted partisanship that can be con
ceived. In making pretense to have been so
closely associated with Edward Rose
water in trying to 'do something to
check corporate control of state and
national governments you presume
upon me having a very short memory.
While he was alive you used to feign
the same disgust with his conduct of
The Bee that you now do with my
conduct of It. You may have agreed
with my father, and once or twice
Joined with him when he undertook
courageously to fight abuses within his
own party, but your sympathy and
support was partisan only and was
withdrawn at once as soon as he had
aooomplished his purpose to bring the
people In line for the reforms he was
seeking to achieve, and he continued
his work within the republican fold.
You baited him on and applauded him i
for breaking over party lines, but you )
never broke over party lines yourself, I
and I have copies of articles written ;
by you impugning his motives and be
laboring him in the most vjcloue and
uncalled for language. You were
willing to help him only when demo
crats were to be beneficiaries, but
never when he or other republicans
were to be deservedly recognised or
I need not go back so far to show
up another example of your hide
bound partisanship. Only last fall
you yourself sought the democratic
nomination for congress in your dis
trict and proved conclusively that the
sole claim which your opponent had to
preferment was the "check book"
which he drew upon so lavishly. And
yet, after the check book had tri
umphed over the popular will, did you
keep up the fight upon corrupting
wealth? Oh, no, you turned around,
and because the pill was sugar-coated
with Bryanlsm you shut your eyes and
held your nose and swallowed it with
a brave effort to look pleasant.
And, therefore, dear Edgar, while I
am always glad to have your advice as
to how The Bee should be run, you
will pardon me if I express the fear
that I could never make it satisfy you
unless I changed its politics completely
and converted It Into a dyed-in-the-
wool democratic) organ applauding
everything emanating from Mr. Bryan,
denouncing everything proposed by
republican leaders, supporting every
democratic disreputable who managed
to get a nomination and opposing
every republican, no matter how capa
ble and how worthy. You will also
pardon me if I say that while admit
ting that sometimes I make mistakes,
I think I know the trend of thought
which governed my father "in walking
the path of duty" better than you do.
If you accuse me of partisan bias be
cause I believe, as he did, in upholding
the principles of the republican party,
I am yet convinced that I have shown
myself more independent of party
subserviency, more free to criticise
and to denounce wrong-doing by re
publican or democrat, by high or low,
by rich or poor, than you have ever
shown yourself to be.
The late meeting of British, French and
Americans at Lake Champlaln differed In
Important particulars from a mlxup ther
of the same elements as recorded In his
Georgia is so "brok" that only through
the proceeds of th near-beer tax are th
legislators enabled to pay themselves their
salaries. Thus it will be seen that virtu
Is something more than its own reward.
Mrs. Blanche H. Mason, a Washington
state factory Inspector, reports that while
the child labor law Is disregarded in some
instances the fact is not due so muoh to
wilful intent aa to Ignoranoe of th law.
Speaking of th peace that brooded over
the close of the suffrage convention at
Seattle somebody made the remark that
the delegates had buried the hatohet A
nicer touoh of realism and novelty would
hav been In crediting them with Interment
of th hat pin.
Dr. C. L, Morehouse of New Tork City,
87 years old, whose father was an aid-de
camp of General Washington, has been
assured by the War department that he la
the last surviving son of a man who
fought In the revolutionary war. His
father was born In 17i6 and died In 1847
at the age of 103, and Dr. Morehouse was
born September It, 1S11 at Cazrnovla, N. T
Dr. Morehouse, by the way, is not a mem
ber of th Sons of th Revolution.
the NEW CAPITAL.
New York Times.
There was a stir In Providence,
In Providence, R. 1.
The flaes were floating everywhere,
The banner streaming high.
The world went 'round Rhode Island,
"Hold steady do or die!
The 're going to move the capltol
To Providence, R. I." ,
And men were full of gladneas.
And women cheered and sang,
The bunting flapped out proudly.
And all the church bells rang;
For waa there not good reason.
The states took up the cry;
"We're going to move the senate
To Providence, R. I."
And fast came newa aid faster
From Washington, D. C,
Till all New kncland heard It
And cheered with o(aiy;
"Sound loud the drum and cymbals,
. Let all the banners fly,
They re going to move the white house
To Providence, R. I."
And through the moon and sunlight.
And through the dusk and gloam,
The cry went up and echoed:
"Our Nelse Is coming home.
Th long fought battle's ended.
His flags are floating high,
He's bringing us the congress
To Providence, R. X.
cried Feles- Potter.
crie4 Tread well True;
And so the cheers were echoed
Quite all the country through.
"The U. 8. of Rhode Island.
Ita name shall be," they cry,
"And all else shall be annex,
In piovldauce, R. X."
is In & large, strong conservative bank
When you have
saved $10 take
out a ZJo Certifi
cate of Deposit.
First National Bank of Omaha
United SUtes Depository. 13th and Faroam St.
Rntranea to Safety Dafoali
YaulU Is on llth Street.
Hatters of Xaterest Oa ant Back
er tae Siring Uaa lease (rem
the Army a Wavy meglster.
The War department 1 continuing, with
growing sucoesa. Its campaign against the
people In the vicinity of army posts who
are engaged In th Illicit trad of Pur
chasing uniforms er parts of uniforms
from soldiers. The co-operation of the De
partment of Justice his been obtained,
prosecutions have been Instituted and eon
vlctlons have been secured. The reports
show that there Is an appreciable diminu
tion in the unlawful traffic. This has been
done without the aid of special legislation,
which has been under consideration for
several year and which would probably
have affected no better results than the
Independent proceedings of the military
authorities In conjunction with the repre
sentatives of the attorney general. The re
sults are most gratifying and the success
of th action taken against dealers In uni
forms has dlaoouraged soldiers from pur
suing this method of obtaining money.
The quartermaster general of the army
has mad an Important recommendation to
the affect that there be no changes made
in th uniform of the army, either that of
th commtastoned personnel or the enlisted
force, for at least on year. General Ale
shir is also understood to be entertaining
th idea of renewing this recommendation
at the end of - th period which he ha
specified. He believes that too many
changes hav been made and that the
disposition to make changes, most of them
of a minor character, should be checked
and that the feature of th uniform which
hav been adopted should be allowed to
remain in fore without molestation until
the service can beoom thoroughly ac
quainted with the characteristic of the
official apparel. This Is an attitude which
will be much appreciated throughout the
service and there will be much gratifica
tion over the fact that the secretary of
war has approved this recommendation of
the quartermaster general.
The law providing for the payment of
a gratuity in case of the death of an of
ficer or enlisted roan of the army Is held
not to apply to any ether service the pay
of which Is based on that of the army,
unless special legislation Is enacted for
such purpose. The comptroller of the
treasury say that the act cf May 11, 1908,
and appropriations subsequently made for
US fulfillment are In the nature of a pure
gratuity and not a part of the pay proper
or allowanoe of the army. The bene
ficiaries therein are pointed out, and are
th widows of officers and enlisted men
on the active list or other persons previ
ously designated by said officers and en
listed men. This gratuity is not designated
as pay or allowances, but as "an amount
equal to six months' pay at the rat re
ceived by said officer or enlisted man at
th date of his death." No one Is author
ized to enlarge th class to whom this
gratuity is given by congress, and to ex
tend It to another service would be to en
No decision ha yet been reached by
th War department authorities concerning
th on dltlons of th horseback rid in
the annual physical test of army officers
on duty in th War department. Those
officers are likely to form two parties to
take the ride, which will probably be held
late In Ootober, when the weather Is bet
ter adapted for such exercise. The proposi
tion has been made to divide th ride into
three parts of seven hours' duration each
instead of having one ride In six and one
half hours. This change may be made.
New and again you tee two women pass
ing dawa the street who look like sisters.
You are astonished to learn that they are
snetker sad daughter, ana! you realize that
a womaa at forty or forty-five ought to t
at her finest sad fairest. Why isn't it soP
The federal health ai woman is to in
timately atteoiatad with the local health
af the eeiaatlally fesoloiaa organs that
there eea be do red sneekt and rouad
farm where there is israUe wesknett.
Woaoaa who have suffered from
this tronkle haye found prompt
relief aad eara is the use of Dr.
Pieroa's Favorite rreeeriptiosw It give riior and vitality to th
rfan af woaaaahood. It dears the ooaaplcaion. brightens the
eyas mni reddens tho eheeks.
No alcohol, or hablt-formio. drugs Is contsioed ia "Fsvorit Pecripto.
' Aay siok woman may oontult Dr. Pierce by letter, free. Every letter le
held a sacredly eonfideatial, aad answered in a plain envelope. Address
World's Dispensary Medical Attooiation, Dr. K.V. Pieroe, Pres., Kuffalo, N.Y.
Here's a good nourishing meal for 5 cents.
Biscuit with half pint of milk, a little
fruit and a cup of coffee. Delicious and
strengthening. Try it.
The Bank with
ft special depart
ment for the ex
clusive use of
although the matter has not yet been taken
Some of the national guard representa
tives, especially those who are at a dis
tance from the range where Is conducted
th national match, have represented to
th War department, or to the national
board for promotion of rifle practice, that
the present system of conducting the
national matches Is too expensive. The
recommendation has been made that the
method be revised so that distant and
smaller states may participate in the
matches without Inourrlng the expense to
which they are now put. The authorities
of th state of Washington, for instance,
will not have sufficient funds to pay the
expenses of a rifle team this coming season
unless some other plan Is devised. It ha
been urged that there be held preliminary
competitions, the winners of which shall
only take part In the final competition,
otherwise known aa the national match,
with the Idea that the expenses of such
final competition shall be .borne propor
tionately by all th states.
Th commissary general of th army has
furnished the quartermaster general with
information regarding the kitchen cars,
which are now available for the movement
of troops and recruits. The kitchen tour
ist car is a hew model, slxteen-sectlon
tourist car With two sections removed to
make room for the range and cooking
equipment. One of these cars is capable
with two cooks provided by the Pullman
company familiar with the use of the cook
ing appliances and the storage of food
supplies, of preparing meals for as many
as 300 men. There are firteen tourist cars
In all available. The detachment mess car
Is an old style fourteen-sectlon tourist car
with one retiring room removed and the
space turned into a buffet kitchen. The
cooking appliances are adequate to supply
meals for fifty men, using the garrison
ration, or if travel rations ana not corree
only were used, 100 men could be subsisted.
It Is the effort at all times to provide the
garrison ration for the men traveling
whenever practicable. There are five of
these cars now completed and ready for
service. The subsistence department has
manufactured a gas cooker, designed by
Major Charles R. Krauthoff, which may
be installed in any car illuminated with
the Plmsch gas,. 'and this, ecyjipment Is
sufficient to prepare food tor the maxi
mum number of men which can be carried
in a tourist car. It Is most desirable that
the kitchen tourist car and the detachment
mess car should be utilized whenever pos
sible In movements of troops.
"You Bay you enjoy having book agents
"Yep," answered Farmer Corptossel.
"But you are not fond of reading."
"No. But I have made several .)ook
agents pay 10 centa a glass for condensed
milk an' I purty near sold on of 'em a
boss." Washington Star.
Father My boy, when you tell lies It
makes me ashamed to own you as my own
Son Well, dad, you must remember thivt
you probably couldn't lie any better'n I
do when you were as old as rael Chlcagii
"Here's an Indiana man who wants a
divorce because his wife takes all his
money and goes out and buys loe cream,"
"Well, he oucht to be mighty thankful
she doesn't make him turn the freeser."
Cleveland Plain IVialer.
"She turned her entire fortune over to
him as soon as they were married."
"She nust have' undoubted faith In his
Judgment to give him control of ao much."
"She has, he is the first man that ever
told her she was beautiful." Houston
Fdythe I Just lov Art.
Ethele What's his last name? Judge.
"Tell me," said the ' lovelorn youth,
"what's the best way to find out What a
woman thinks of youT"
"Marry her!" replied Peckham promptly.
Catholic Standard and Times.
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