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STATEMENT OF C1RCCDATION.
State of Nebraska. Douglas bounty. ss . :
Oenrge R. Tsschnck. treasurer of The
Publishing Company, being duly sworn
says that the actual nurnner of " na
complete copies of The De llv Mo'nln.
Evening and Sunday Be printed during mo
month of June was as follows
18 i 41,840
Net Total 1,838,080 1 .
UKORUIS a. 1 V.a-n i rw.
- .nd .worn to
before , . thl. 1st "WALKER
Raibacrlbonra leawlaa? F ,rm"
porarllr afcowM hare Tbe B
mailed to eoa. Addre-ea wtll be
cbaaaed mm ofte aa requested.
In the populist lexicon nonpartisan-
ship still means plsymg tau u me
democratic kite. '
When Jim Hill agrees to boost
Omaha's coming Corn show it insures
a good, big boost.
Tba tariff aviators found Mr. Taft
too heavy a load to lift and they were
forced to come down.
Tbero U considerable discussion go-
ing on as to what is net income. a
the man who has one.
fond dead with
A Chicago man was
a half smoked cigar In his hand. My,
h.,r those Chicago cigars must hB
but l nose tBW
t ..t. si roq to secure a divorce
tn Eneland but there are some advan-
..... in that you do not have to live a
year in Reno.
ui,. r,,Ment of Colombia sent his
reainatlon by cable from Germany,
That was probably safer tnan aenver-
ing It In person.
Bpeeders' pictures In the roughes' gal-
lery. Up to date that is the first effort
to classify them.
Indications are that the battle-
Evening Bee (without r.-moa ). V" "' in" 1 deavored to befog the issues ny insin
fJAtJt protestations of adherence to
AdeV. .r,V."V.r1rr;(li..'.nU? m spurious nonpartisans!.
Circulation -jne repUDlican declaration "
scarred veterans of the tariff war will commend itself to everybody, except
be homo before long to tell their con- perhap8 a limited few who think them
stltuents all about U. selves entitled to special privileges,
The only kind of a platform which
republicana could adopt with the ap-
proval of the democratic organs would
be a democratic platform.
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uo"r"or 7 , " When
should bo put out of politics. hen
lAhnaAii in nil t n r I hi ill i
lt 1. flxod up .atl.factorlly It may pui
some politicians out of Office.
t. rr.ir.rado aends a woman to con-
.nrf TTnc.le J o la still speaker,
. . . .
w can aeo where tne committee on
acoustics gets a new member.
Wanted A chairman for the demo-
cratlo state committee to advUe demo-
erata not to vote tor democratic candi-
datea because they are democrats.
The Increase from 2 to a 3 per cent
dividend rate on eteel stock due to
business revival answers the question
why that stock haa advanced so stead-
ilv of late.
A Chicago man wants a oivorco
oause hie wife hit him with a pie. But
tf It was a really good pie he snouia
be able to etway with It without in-
The Omaha city council Is making
almost aa much of a task over enacting
those occupation tax. ordinances as
congress Is making over the enactment
of the tariff tax law
Eastern financial Journals comment
on the bright outlook of weitern bank-
mk. !, tYiM urnm and the
era. t urn wo.i u
banks have the money to pay for them
and everybody Is happy.
Tha latest Venezuelan developments
ladleata that Castro not only desires to
h. hurled in Veneiuela. his native
land, but would gladly bury a few of
hta enemiea there berore his own turn
Another proof of the intense non
partisanship of the democratic WorM-
Herald may be found In Its refusal to
print tha republican platform resolu-
tlona In full. Imagine tha squeal
would emit If The Bee failed to print
Um democratic reaoiuUoaa In full.
Anyone who reads the platformi
promulgatPd by the several political
parties at their state convention" at
Lincoln dispassionately will eee that
the republicans have put forth a clean
cut document, standing squarely on
the republican record and appealing
for continued Purport for republican
candidates, while the democrat and
their slie partner populists have en
tariff Is as specific and definite as any
such declaration could be, short of at
tempting to fix the enact rate of duties
which should be embodied In the
schedules. Nebraska republicans un
qualifiedly endorse the stand taken by
President Taft in the matter of tariff
revision and suggest that unless he
secures from congress a bill conform
ing to his Idea of "revision downward
within the limitations of the protective
principle" he should use his veto, and
for such a veto will have the backing
of the party In this state.
The republicans Invite comparison,
or rather contrast, between the perma
nent benefits and substantial reforms
given the people by the lata republican
legislature and the partisan buncombe
that characterized the measures put on
the statute books by the late demo
crat)c iegpiature. The republicans,
4V880 furthermore, Insist that belief in re
41,730 publican doctrines and profession of
republican faith are no disqualification
. v. i .i 4 ., t l neHA hut nn the
uwiii i ii juumni .'.
contrary, that a republican nomination
naa Deen accepted, and should be again
.. - afnmn rf er,mnotncv
and trustworthiness. On the subject
ol partisanship the democratic recora
la Victim nn na convincing Droof of the
. . fh nrf,pnt democratic
v ' '
preieUHC III lltillioi lioiiiibuii.
, ,, i.
ins aemocrawu iuu i"'y"
forms are again the Dr. Jekyl and Mr
Hyde for the democratic candidates to
dodge behind. One platform prom
Ises county option, which it promised
last year, only to meet with repudla
tlon by the law-makers elected on it
Roth platforms naturally defend the
deposit guaranty law because they can-
not shake It off, notwithstanding the
taci mai meir uwu itij lcuc.o ...
the legislature denounced it as a De
trayal of tneir promise to me peopie
Tno crocodile tears over the early
demise of the fake nonpartisan Judl-
clary act should fool no one. If the
democratic and populist masqueraders
ODDOse(j party nomination for
judclai 0fflce8 they would not put any
candidates up under their party label.
hut would rather run them bv netltlon.
hoisted the duplex party designation
gives them no claim to votes as par
"sans there Is no reason for any cam-
palgn in their behalf by the demo
lMot nsniil!at oro-anlvfltlciTl And
p""" i""1 " -
. ihri,ic,, ,n. votera are fthlured
not to support democratic candidates
oecnuso ui moir
asked to oppose republican candidates,
dates are, because of their partisan
To submit such political thlmble-
rigging as a platform Is quite In line
wnu nuuu.c..t ui."... ...v-
aemocraiic canumaieo uic uui iuai
IlllPjr Biovi yv;uiiotO nuvs nv a.a
same time try to fool the people by
false professions of nonpartlsanshlp.
Equality at the Customs House.
Collector Loeb of the Port of New-
Y . i88Ue(i an order which will
Instructing customs officers to treat
romine from abroad
eiactIy the Bame A cu8toni of many
yearg Btandlng permitted baggage of
returning tourists of high standing to
Inasa through on the owner's statement
and perfunctory examination. Recent
I .! ,k(Ad lhat ,he eoVern-
l had Qut of ,arge
Lmmlnf. nf Pvenue bv neonle who
would be shocked had anyone inti-
mated they were practising fraud.
i xA ViAnAdr man nr wnrtiori noorl ha
offended at a critical examination of
Daggage wnicn lue nw prestnuea iuu
any deviation from the praqtlce is
contrary to the principle of equality
before the law. There is no legal pre-
sumption that the rich tourist who
'makes Europe every year is nonest
land the one In moderate circumstances
wno had taken the trip of a lifetime
g a smuggler. In fact, the records
pr0ve the contrary if they prove any-
thing. The result of the reforms in-
stltuted after the smuggling discloa
have ore tnen doubied the cus-
t0ms revenues collected from the per-
80na, baggage of returning travelers
Lnd there , no TO(?ana of knowing how
much more has been collected by com
pelllng former professional smugglers
to send their goods through the usual
Fair Treatment for Immigrants.
Numerous complaints, some of them
apparently well founded, of hasty and
Ill-considered action by immigration
inspectors in deporting aliens ha
I , v.. . ,cvv immi.,..
i itAn hiiPAa i urimn in iinif iv i nn mi
I l IVU VIII MW waaawa av - - J v -
migration restriction law s were en
acted to Keep oui uuue8iraoie8, ou
the Immigrant seeking admission
after having met the requirements at
the point of departure. Is entitled to
fe presumption or oemg eugio.e i
enter and certainly snouia not De
turned back on flimsy charges or mere
- suspicions. A notable illustration of
hasty action was the deportation of
the niece of a wealthy Louisville man
returning from a trip abroad, because
It she had unfortunately spent he
money until she did not have the re-
I quired $25, and although, she tele-
graphed for money on arrival, she had
been placed aboard an outgoing ship
and started for Europe before the
uncle could come to her relief. The
girl herself was an alien, though she
had previously lived some years with
The objects of the Immigration law-
are manifestly good and are intended
to prevent the V'nlted States from be
ing the dumping ground for the dis
eased and criminals and to keep out
contract labor. The efficiency of the
law Is not Impaired by giving the Im
migrant a reasonable opportunity to
meet the challenge of his right to
enter. The trouble with the Inspec
tors appears to be that they have con
sidered the measure of their efficiency
to be the number of people deported
and in their zeal have doubtless ex
cluded many worthy immigrants. The
new order is not a hint for the
methods, but for a Just administration
of the Inspectors' duties in accordance
with the long settled policy of the
Bleached Flour Prosecutions.
An authority which is usually well
Informed and accurate quotes Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson as stating
that he had Instructed hts inspectors
to seize all bleached flour offered for
Interstate shipment and to prosecute
the shippers. If the secretary has
taken the action Indicated it will be a
surprise and a disappointment to the
millers in the w Inter wheat belt w ho
for some time have been trying to get
the validity of the secretary's ruling
into court where It could be tested.
Ordinarily the proceeding outlined by
the secretary would be the corpect one
for Intentional vlolaters of law, but
the bleached flour controversy is on
a different plane. There Is no disposi
tion to violate the law, but an honest
difference of opinion as to what the
law Is and no serious harm can come
by permuting trade to continue in
statu quo until the courts can settle
on the construction of the statute and
the validity of the secretary's ruling.
The interests Involved are immense
and the persons affected are many.
The millers deny that the bleaching of
winter wheat flour, Is an adulteration.
taking nothing of value from the pro
duct and adding nothing harmful to
it. It renders it more attractive in
appearance and makes it bring a bet
ter price, enabling the winter wheat
miller to compete with the spring
wheat product. The contention of the
millers is sustained by the British gov
ernment experts and by American
chemists of high standing.
As Nebraska produces about 40,
000,000 bushels of winter wheat an
nually and Kansas a considerably
larger amount, the secretary's action,
If he is correctly quoted, would have
far reaching effect. If Mr. Wilson
simply desires to get a test case Into
court as speedily as possible, he will
be in line with efforts the millers have
been making ever since Mr. Wilson's
original ruling against bleaching was
Sparring for an Opening.
Senator Gore's suggestion that dem
ocrats permit anti-Cannon republicans
to be returned to congress unapposed
Illustrates how inherently weak the
democrats themselves know their posi
tion to be. They are divided not only
in the degree of protection, but on
the basic principle of protection it
self. They have behind them a re
cord of discredited issues which they
once proclaimed necessary to the sal
ation of the country, and ever pres
ent is a leadership which is distaste
ful to a large portion of the party. The
only possible object to be obtained by
the Gore plan would be to try to in
sert an element of discord in the re
publican party which might permit the
emocrats to slip In where the merits
of their own case would not avail.
The republicans, of course will not
object to the democrats permitting a
lot of good republicans to return to
congress without opposition, but they
will not be deluded regarding the ob
Ject of the proposal. i
The suggestion of Senator Gore
however, brings out the pertinent ques
tion what the Oklahoma senator would
do with the so-called Cannon demo
crats in the house and the democratic
senators who worked for the same end
n a different manner. If these demo
crats were eliminated from the demo
cratic party it would cut a sorry fig
ure numerically in congress.
Another feature of Senator Gore's
suggestion is not calculated to breed
harmony in his own party. Some
anti-Cannon republicans represent dis
tricts containing aspiring democratic
statesmen who will not be willingly
sacrificed to the Oklahoman's pan.
They are encouraging themselves In
the belief that the republicans out of
sympathy with the Insurgents might
prefer democrats to anti-Cannon re
publicans. Nothing but counting the
votes will disabuse their minds and
even If doomed to fall they want the
chance to stand in the limelight for a
few months every two years. ,
The new battleship Michigan Is said
to be the fastest craft of its class
afloat. That makes twenty-eight bat
tleshlps In the navy, four building and
two more authorized. Kven If the
United States Is not hysterical. It is
certainly doing Its share in keeping up
the battleship competition.
The democratic state convention
slapped the late Douglas county dele
gatlon In the face for beating the in
ltiative and referendum in the recent
legislature. If this keeps on Douglas
county's democratic law-makers will
be absolutely friendless political
The Minneapolis pastor who Illus
trated his Sunday sermon by snapshots
of hosiery taken at street crossings
certainly went the limit of sensational
Ism, but the only wonder is that he
did not get his head punched while
procuring the photographs.
The Crelghton Medical college Is
commencing the erection of a new
building adjoining its present site. The
Crelghton Medical Is a strong institu
tion and destined to future greatness,
but we suggest that looking ahead
would wsrrnt considering now the in
evitable change of location. The In
trusion of a freight depot and railroad
tracks In Immediate proximity has
made the present site unsuitable for
educational purposes and the prospect
of a new building and equipment In
Omaha for the medical department of
the State university, with which
Crelghton will always be In friendly
rivalry, should make the Crelghton
university authorities realize what is
needed to maintain the high position
their medical college occupies.
Colorado Springs has Just gone un
der a home rule charter manufactured
by its own people, which is decidedly
different from the home rule charter
thrust upon Omaha manufactured at
Lincoln by nonresident demo-pop law
makers. At the present carrying capacity It
would only require 250,000 aeroplanes
o land an army In Oreat Britain with
out any artillery or other equipment,
which would indicate there was no im
mediate danger of an invasion In force.
Just to show the Frenchmen that
hey are still in the game, the Wright
brothers took up a passenger and kept
him in the air for over an hour. All
hat was needed was a little Incentive
to induce them to do something.
According to edict of our Juvenile
court officers, parents are to be prose
cuted for their children's violation of
the curfew ordinance. Reversing the
Biblical threat of punishing children
for the sins of their parents.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says that
the west might get the harvest hands
it wants if it would only send along
return tickets. Why anyone employed
In the west should want to return east
is beyond comprehension.
The governor of Alabama advises
the legislature of that state to place it
In the dry belt. If this thing keeps up
the south will soon be no place for a
man with a thirst unless he belongs to
a locker club.
The czar of Russia cannot even go
visiting in peace, and he has no con
gress to keep him at home, either.
Who wants to be a czar, anyhow, when
the base ball and fishing seasons are
Great Britain calls Us new style of
battleships "super-dreadnaughts.' If
Germany should gain another lap it
will require a new word in the naval
Senator Stone of Missouri may use
the gum shoe In politics, but it is the
mailed fist for the car porter who does
not act up to suit him.
Danser In Overfeeding.
Kansas City Star.
Tha high tariff senatora seem to be pro
ceedlng on the theory that the easiest
way to kill the octopus is to feed It until
It dlea of indigestion.
Always Hoom at the Bottom.
Notwithstanding the slurs that have been
cast upon the Missouri river, that stream
continues to contain enough water to en
gulf trains which happen to fall into It.
Bllndneaa ot ill Temper.
The reactionaries of the senate, who are
applying tha epithet of "Jelly fish" to
President Taft, ara strangely oblivious to
the tenacity, not to say downright oh
atlnacy, with which he haa clung for
years to hia policy In regard to the Philip
pines. They will be apt to find before they
ara much older that ha la not tha man they
took him for.
Complimentary, bat "Eaeuee fa."
A prominent New Zealander Is quoted
as saying that If Germany should whl
Kngland. New Zealand would not acknow
ledge a cession of Ita territory to Germany,
but would 'run up ,the American flag
rather than submit to German rule. While
grateful for the compliment. Uncle Sam
would like to be excused from shoulder
ing any mora trouble in the far east.
July 1 a man committed murder In Lon
don. July 23 he was tried, this procedure
taking an hour, and condemned to death.
Even the causual observer cannot but
notice that things are done differently here.
When King Edward travela In Europe
he occupies his own cars. Except when
In actual us the king's railway carriages
are atored In Brussels and aent to Cher
bourg, Calais or Flushing, according to Ihr
All but one of the aenatora and all
but eleven of the representatives In con
gress live (during the session) on Wash
ington streets, avenues, squarea and cir
cles' having tha aristocratic "N. W.
tacked to their names.
An eccentric spinster of White Plains.
N. Y.. after living for fifty yeara as a
rei-luse. haa Just died leaving a million.
She did not leave It to anybody, but
Just aimply left It. The amount of hap
piness she got from her million might
be worth trying to figure out.
An Oklahoma postmaster explained to
the department a trifling delay in the
mails as having been occasioned by tha
rareleasness of a citizen who had ahot
another cltisen In the poatofflce and
mussed the place up. Aa the postmaater
not only withheld approval, but expressed
actual annoyance, the delinquency was
The record for lung hypothetical quae
tlons. the New York Sun explalna. wa
made many yeara ago In the celebrated
Hoyt will case in the New York Surro
gate's court, when Dr. Frank Hamilton,
the famous army surgeon. asked a
question of t.lM words by General R. F.
Butler, of Massachusetts, whose oppos
ing counsel waa Senator Ellhu Root, of
hart Skatohaa ef tmeldanta and
Xplsodaa that Mark tha Vroa-raaa af
Xraata at tba aonal Capital.
An extra session of cona-resa Is a source
of unalloyed Joy and an extra dividend
for Waehlrifrton Bonifaces. A rich, ripe
and corpulent corporation melon distrib
uted In appattilna- chunks Infuses hardly
lesa happlnets among tha stockholders
than Washington feela In entertaining con
gresa during the usually dull summer
months, tt makes Ufa worth while undsr
ordinary circumstances. But with the ad
dition of the tariff hobby, happiness ra
diates from the faces of landlords as ge
nially aa morning sunshlna. Since early In
March thera has been a lobby In Wash
ington filling most of tha first class hotels.
A senator quoted by the Washington cor
respondent of the Boston Transcript esti
mated that $1.000. 09 haa been spent by this
lobby. "And It ought to be said," contin
ued the senator, "that the money such a
lobby spends does not go to corrupt con
gress. There has not been a whisper of
scandal In connection with the making of
the tariff bill. The Immense sum of money
has gone for what might be called du
ctalonal' work. The men who ware sent
here by the protected Interests came under
Instructions to do everything possible to
convince members of congress that this or
that should be done."
The tariff lobby really began moving on
Washington last winter, when tha ways
and means committee began holding hear
ings. Before those hearings were well ad
vanced most of the great manufacturing
Industries had opened offices here and had
assigned the ablest and most adroit men
In their employ to atay In Washington
until the tariff bill was signed by the
president. Many of the manufacturers es
tablished headquarters in the hotels; others
preferred to gd to office buildings. Before
the bill passed the house the largest and
probably the most expensive lobby that
ever came on to Washington was well
settled and ready for business when the
bill got Into the senate, for the plan waa
to do the real effective work In that lobby.
Generally speaking there are about as
many groups of lobbyists as there are
schedules In the tariff bill. Many individ
ual manufacturers have sent men here to
look after rates in which they were spe
cially Interested, but the general plan was
to have a group of men, under the direc
tion of a "man In charge" look after an
entire schedule. Thus, looking after chem
icals, oils and palnta, would probably be
half dosen men who occupied the same
office. Another group looked after the
earthenware and glassware schedule, an
other watched the rates on metals and
manufactures thereof, another group
watched out for the sugar schedule and so
on through the bill. One of the high priced
groups of men conducted the campaign for
a duty on hides. This lobby waa financed
by the cattle growers association of the
southwest. The lumber dealers, who were
determined that the duty on lumber should
not be taken off. have not abandoned tha
field since last March. They started out
by giving a banquet to which many mem
bers of the house of representatives were
Invited. The tobacco people kept a watch
on guard for more than four months be
fore there waa a movement that necessi
tated a call to arms. The call came when
Senator Beverldge introduced his amend
ment Increasing the tax on tobacco and
Possibly the ablest and best trained lobby
of all is the one representing the wool
growers and the woolen manufacturers
Several months before congress met In
extra session the wool and woolen people
met at Chicago ana decided there should
be no change In th tariff rates affecting
their Industry. When ocngress met In
extra session they were ready for business. I
Next to the wool and woolen people the
manufacturers of cotton goods have main
tained the most effective lobby. The Ark-
wright club of Massachusetts and the cot
ton lobby are pretty much the same.
Well, what doea such a lobby do? some
one asks. It "labors'' with the right peo
ple In the senate and house. In the
making of this particular tariff bill the
"laboring" was done chiefly In the senate.
The beneficiaries ot the tariff are keen
enough to know that when the members of
the finance committee ot the senate sit
down to decide what the rate on a particu
lar article shall be they will want some
one to come In and give them a few
"facta." If the country had a tariff com
mission there would not be so much field
for lobbyists; but there is no official source
to which the tariff makers can go for In
formation and so the natural thing la tc
call in the representatives of the manu
facturer! whoae products are under consid
eration. Every lobbyist is, of course, pre
pared at all times to respond to a call for
information from the finance committee
or from any senator. When he Is called he
presents his case and his "facta" lo the
most "disinterested" wsy. Of course he
has no "axe to grind;" he is simply on
here to give the tariff makera any assist
ance it Is possible tor him to render.
There are the men who appear before the
committee and the men who call on sena
tors at their homes and show them why
this ought to be or that ought not to be
The printing bill of the lobbyist would
startle the country If it could be obtained.
Tona upon tons of briefs have been turned
out and distributed among the aenatora
Probably the moat worn out group of
cltlsena In the United States at the mo
ment are the Washington newspaper oor
respondents. Washington when It la hot
Is mighty hot. These newspaper corre
spondents have been constantly on duty
night and day aince December 1, and aome
of them aay they are worn to a fraxxle.
They have been compelled to be alert at
all houra of the day and night for changes
In the tariff achedulea affecting the atates
In which their newspapers are published
The work of a few United States aenators
and a few members of the house or repre
sentatlvea on thla tariff bill haa been in
tensely arduoua, but the vast majority have
had a dull time, and yet have been com
pelled to remain In Washington. But all
the correspondents have been knee deep In
work In the hot season In the hottest
city of the country.
President Taft is aa fond of automobiles
aa Roosevelt waa of horses, and he putr
hla machines to even more practical use
than Roosevelt did hia steeds. Now that
he la living the bachelor life and trying
to get through a tariff bill at the same
time, the president is combining business
with pleasure in a moat delightful way.
Hla favorite performance after dinner is
to hunt up one of the conferees by tele-
' phone-Bereno E Payne la a favorite vl
tlm whirl around to the statesman's home
In his car and take him riding. Tha presi
dent Is too social to confine his conversa
tion wholly to business topics, but many
a doubtful tariff rate geta overhauled In
the course of the run and both men aeek
their couches cooler and wiser, president
Taft baa tour automobiles.
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bv T2 .000 fi00 nf assets.
First National Bank of Omaha
United States Depository. 13th and Farnam Sts.
ATIOAI, IRRIGATION PROJKCT8
access of the Plaas Developed la
New York Tribune.
By the completion of the Gunnison tun
nel, In western Colorado, reported in re
cent press dispatches, attention Is directed
anew to the magnificent work now bring
done by the federal government In making
available for cultivation extensive tracts of
land at present absolutely worthless. Eight
or ten of the smaller reclamation projects,
now completed In the west, provide for the
irrigation of about 220,000 acres. Five which
ara almost finished will add nearly 300.000
acres to the total, and seventeen others,
still under way, embrace not far from
1,800.000 acres more, which require only a
little water to develop the highest fertil
ity. One of these aims to redeem from
150.000 to 200.000 acres In the Uncompahgre
valley, In Colorado, and It Is to supply
that region that a slx-mlle tunnel has been
cut through the mountains from the Gun
nison river. Dams and canals must be
constructed, however, before the tunnel can
The general plan of which thla tunnel
Is a unique feature, Is practically without
a parallel. Other governments have un
dertaken large Irrigation enterprises, either
to give employment to unoccupied work
men or to promote agricultural prosperity,
or to attain both ends together, but the
money which they spent was a permanent
Investment. The United States Is following
a different program. Arrangements have
been made to recov'er every dollar devoted
to reclamation work from those who will
be benefited, and when It has been re
turned It will be used over and over again
for similar service. A scheme which will
Increase the value of taxable property In
more than a doxen states and present
tempting possibilities to farmers and gar
deners who are looking for new homes,
yet without costing the prime mover in
the work a cent, is certainly remarkable
as well as beneflclent. It Is noteworthy
also because It was fairly initiated before
Mr. Roosevelt advocated a more compre
hensive policy of Conserving national re-act-rces.
A TRUST AN D ITS VICTOR Y.
Tobacco Combine Geta Aronnd a De
The tobacco trust does not seem to have
"lost out," after all, in the secretary of
war's prohibition against the award of
contract, by army subsistence officers
and the Isthmian Canal commission, for
tobacco to the forty or fifty firms com
posing what Is properly known as the
tobacco trust." It now appears that any
one having no direct connection with the
companies In that trust may purchase Us
products and sell them to the government.
This means that the government will pay
a higher price for the product of the
tobacco trust than It haa been charged
for those articles hitherto. The trust.
which waa supposed to be the object of
oflcial rebuke and punishment, Is restored
to Its former privileges, with the govern
ment "paying the freight."
Thla nullification of the righteous Indig
nation of the Department of Justice, where
the order of the secretary of war is under
stood to have originated, is one of the
peculiar result of dealing with trusts
when they are guilty of the restraint of
trade. It will be an easy matter for the
managers of the tobacco companies In the
trust to find wholesale or retail dealers
who will handle the product without any
loss to the trust In ita relation to the
government. The "Independents," who have
cherished the notloS that they would now
have an opportunity to bid for government
orders without running, up against the
competition of the tobacco trust, will view
this latest development with no great sat
isfaction. The secretary of war has found
It impossible to refuse to purchase the
trust's product when It comes from con
tractors not of the trust, and he has s.i
Informed the army subsistence officers
and the Isthmian Canal commission.
Conquering- the Air.
St. Louis Republic.
When a twenty-foot monoplane crosses
the English channel In half the time of a
quick steamship the birds may take notice
that man has set out upon a conquest of
the air aa complete aa that In which he
baa won over the domain of the fishes.
ating. That de
acribes Old Golden
Coffee perfectly. There's
not a trace of the "bitter"
o often noticed in other
coffees. Every pound is
uniform in quality de
licious, mellow and full
bodied. Old Golden
never disappoints. Set
ties quickly pours clean.
Ask your grocer for a
pound in the strength-aroma-retaining
Tld by Tf
25 Cmntt a Pound.
TONE BROS., Das Molnea, low.
UilUtt (Aa hMM 7 mm Mrt. 5mc.
HCTl'BN OK PROSPKRIT,
Finances of (he Country .ow In Nor
San Francisco Chronicle.
Compared with the fever of speculsiion
which existed In this country for two
three years previous to October, 1907. op
commerce and Industry cannot be Mil. t
active. Compared with conditions as th
were previous to l'.KIO they are very artivi
Indeed. The business of the country Is n "u
In a normal condition, which means Um
money la abundant and forthcoming for h
vestment for whose products there is an
existing demand, while there Is nun h h i
toin In putting cash into enterprises who.-.'
profits will depend on development et lo
be made. There Is not much cUspo-H In i
on the part of lliose who have munn i"
expose It to any serious riBk.
There Is no question of a veiy Ihii;
llgltlmate demand for Increased nansi .
tatlon facilities, and the railroads ate shutt
ing their conviction that there is no leas 'i
to expect lower prices by givinc rn
large orders for nil klndx of cini.onieni.
Taking the crops of the country as h who e.
It now looks as If the tonnage f i tha:
source to be moved this season will bi tin
winter wheat will be nearly maiie jjooil by
the excellent spring w heat crop and I In
other cereals may be crop record bicakcr-v
While It Is yet too early to Judge uf the
Indian corn crop, the plant looks well and
the acreage Is over 7.000.00U in excetsa of
that of last year. The cotton crop Is likely
to bring in as much money as any cotton
crop ever harvested. With thin anstirsnc'
of at least a normal distribution of mom y
among the people, factorlen ate rrsuniing
business in all Industries, but on a con
servatlve normal basis.
Daughter Father, dear father. oni yu
forgive John and me tor eloping.'
Father. Dear Father Yes, It you ci
elope again right hus.-jikikc.
Meenlster And why didn't ye come lo the
kirk last tSawhath?
Sandy I had nowt but a shillln' in my
claes. That's ower muckle siller to pit in
th' contribution box all at ain tune.--Cleveland
"Our case was peculiar." he said: "v
doubled up before we ate the apple." V-
Six hippopotami put their heads togeti.H
and framed up a concerted plan of attack
But when they tried to rush Mr. K.jose
velt he broke up their formation with two
well directed shots.
"That's the way I smash the trusts." le
smilingly said, "and the Hippo mist is no
exception." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Please, sir, me gratidmudder "
"Tell a new one, Johnny."
"Promised to take me to de games t"d
If you'll lemme off."
He got off Kansas City Journal.
"Mrs. Younghride. w ho thinks she know
all about It. makes me fairly h.H when
she starts to preserve us." sighed th"
"Yes." chorused the Cherries. .Lnsnt
she Jar you!" Baltimore Ameri an.
"Hard work." said the ready-made ph:
sopher, "brings the greatest hnpninrs.
life." "Yes." answered Farmer Cornioss
"specially when you kin affoi,;
somebody to do tt fur you "--W sh in
BUI Stigglns surely is s mun
Of consequence 'round heie;
There's scarcely any one who ctn
Be mentioned but you'll l"n
Bill plpin' up with hrishtenin' eve.
In accents loud an' slow:
"The party you ie' mentioned- hy
I knowed him years ago'"
He says thst tennis he has flnjecl
A lot with Theodore.
And Bill has heen s heap dismayed
To see his golfln' seme
And. speak I n of the tariff war.
When evervboriv else
Calls Mr. Aldrlch "Sens lor"
He always rails bin. "Ncls..- '''
Jes' fur a tent we handed out
Some names from ancient lv-. ,
He never show ed a sign of donhi
He knowed 'em all of y.no
With Sim-rates he'd made I i home
In Athens. O-hi-o.
And helped J. Caesar lm M up U one
In Georgia, years ago.
It didn't modify his glee
When gravely we Innuhfcl x
If Ananias mightn't be
A friend whom he admiird
All placidly his way he goes
Thev keep us wonderln' si 111
The folks that old Kill F'isgins k,ioc
Who never heard of Hill.
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