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flubsnribcd in my Dreesnca and swom
to before ma this 1st day of Heptember,
Snbaorlbera leavtaar air tem
porarily shaaia kTt Tko Bo
ssalled tm tkes. Address will M
haaae4 aa eflts as reaest4.
Is an aeroplane wide enough for
twoT comes uj with other questions
as to tho utlHty of the new Invention.
Reliable news of tha turkey erop Is
stlU backward. And this Is going to
be a Thanksgiving to bring all the
boys home. "
An Omaha man says he once en
gaged Dr, Cook to deliver a lecture
for ITS. He won't get him at that
: Mora nws ot tha applejack famine
la coming from New Jersey.1 Unluckily,
In New Jersey there is never any sur-
plus stock In tha left-over barreia.
Canada's parliament building library
has been ournea. uniy iuw.uvti oooa.
were aestroyea. ana ursuw
novels will till a little gap like that.
There is a competition for the laure
ateship of Long Island. Nobody there
needs one, but it is the only way of
having poetry that New tork does not
Omaha's school teachers now know
their locations for the coming year,
and nothing will be able to dislodge
them excepting death, promotion or
The 117 below sero might be en
AurA- hut rook's feat of living two
years in Eskimo huts Is to be remem-
bered. He oould cut the Ice more
easily than Ure atmosphere.
Heavy gains In steel making sug-
gest these hint of new railroads In
the west have soma foundation. It
If agreeable news and we need not
wait for improved waterways. '
Nordlca carried f 1,000,000 In pearls
through the New Tork eustom house,
For a single wearing apparel covers
a multitude of sins. No reflection on
Madame Nordlca. Just a figure of
The highest foreheads among the
scientists say that If Cook at one pole
and Shackleton at the other would
use telephones they could tell all
about the weather. Give them the
Jobs and the telephones.
Abyssinia's crown prince wishes to
. . . a Tat t fit
Bunt vua itooMwt. h
over about Christmas he may see Taft
nuntmg snsaes Wlin oaiuuger VI siar
warts with Cummins. He will get
more fun for his trouble.
1 TJpllft philosophers are constrained
to admit that, In spite of the delin
quent courts, the boys of the era in
Brooklyn are Just what boys have al
ways been. That Is the Judgment of
the police officials, who usually know
Governor Hadley of Missouri, not
to be outdone by presidents and ex-
nresldents. will make a tour ot the
Osarks and explore the baldknobber
recesses. It Is the land where Colonel
Bryan stood unflinchingly and had his
picture taken beside the carcass of one
nf Colonel Mose Wetmore'S deer. .
t The portraits ot the woman super-
Intendent recently placed at the head
ot Chicago's public schools and who
was drawing one of the highest- sal-
arlea paid an American educator telle
one thing about her previously over-
looked she evidently wears her wnlble minimum below which there comes
hair without any artificial supple
ments in the form of rat or switch.
Ambitious and brainy women will take
labor Day Hopes.
Labor Day has become one of the
most genuine and widely observed of
I the few holiday! taken Out of the
year's work by the people of the
imifMl State. In a narrow Tlew. It la
. . A. , ,
I a Class aay. in tne excessively narrow
I Tlew, It baa a hint of menace and
,.,,,.. ...,.i p in .hi.
worst rlew It la a wholesome demon-
..ration of eouallty. courage and am
On Labor Day those who participate
honor the dignity of labor and that is
the best of its lessons. They listen to
addresses, which in most places are
serious, well balanced comments on
public affairs, made by men of proven
competence and patriotic principles.
There is evident in all classes a kindly
feeling toward manual labor and its
for self-protection. At
points where the population Is favor-
able to SUC.h displays there are Sport-
. aventa at which there la a frlnndlv
inK events ai wmcn mere is a rnenaiy
mixing Of the classes and DO friction
of our dare of relaxation are more
j, j ,,,
fnjnu; uoviou m umunooo cuju-
The central object of setting
the day apart is carried out in a spirit
The knowledge that practically all
Americans are worklngmen tends to
bring all together in sentiment on the
day when labor is the concentrated
thought. There is no line of privilege
between the humblest wlelder of tools
and the great railroad constructor who
has been prostrated by overwork and
h nrftaMnnt nf tha TTnltAt Rta.A.
who nft8 n0 dT 're from pro-
sua itsian a.iiieriiii iuu uu
' 4 . . ... a
wnoiesome mgreaienis nas won mm
. .r0ns- mihlia auDoort. This he still
hoMa In snlto nf hlo n.rtlal athftpk
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in the bencoate of soda matter and in
tpite of the opinion In many quarters
that his demands are too technical
Much mora Important than the
bensoate of soda case or the whisky
and wine disputes is tha contention
recently introduced about the bleach-
'S ' flour. As nearly as the layman
can ascertain, the bleaching of flour
simple process wtiicn is not harm
ful, but customary in the trade to
make tha appearance uniform and ac-
ceptable to consumers accustomed to
that standard of appearance. There
will be an exhaustive investigation, It
lis expected, until the government and
the public are satisfied about the
facts and tha Intention of the law.
Dr. Wiley has been a useful official.
I There were acknowledged evils and
deceits In the preparation of food'
gtuffs used in vast quantities. Nobody
has doubted his honesty of purpose
or professional ability. ,
- It would be regrettable If an over
I atrlct rulinar about flour ahrtnlif' mum
....,,. ,.. tn hnnn,lhl. .
.-, -,noM m.rA nf .
already smaller than that of almost
any otherDranch of Industry. At the
same time. If the process in question
does materially affect the quality of
a foodstuff In use wherever there Is
a household or wherever men eat.
there should be strictness ot regula
tion to the limit of reasonableness.
That flour as It Is made In America
should be harmful or deceptive seems
incredible to the non-expert, because
the interests Involved are too great
and the risks too far beyond good
Judgment. Yet It is not for the non
expert to decide. The question has
been raised and must be settled by
tn experts, in or out of the courts
. xieia xeoas.
Food fads must have been
vated as soon as men selected rations
tor armies. Greeks and Arabs did not
long compete In feats of skill, strength
nd endurance before they began to
a im me rood, the variety and
quantity, supposed to be promotive of
success. Horace Fletcher, the advo-
cate of thorough chewing of small
quantities of food, has made a great
number of converts. Physicians take
with respect the tables ot Prof. Chit
tendon, who looks closely into what
he calls the nitrogen balance and od-
pogeg te use of more nitrogenous, or
protein, food than the system will
absorb and use.
Volt, a predecessor of Chittenden
In the tabulation of food require
ments, calculated that 118 grammes
of nroteln a day sunnlld the hnlnnp
.. . f HtrTard Dut thft nn.ntlt.
n5 grammes. Chittenden con-
c,uded that lty gramm w enoufh
The Japanese increased the protein
ration over the previous allowance and
the soldiers thrived and performed re
markable feats of endurance. In
British prisons, where the effort has
been to supply sustenance at the least
expense, fifty-eight grammes weak
ened the physical strength. Even 130
grammes were found too little for men
who did anv work at all. In France
a ration containing ninety-four gram
meB of Proteln WM 'oun to Pr l
rotein, or course, in a rough way
th element of food contained In
meat, beans and other substances rich
nitrogen. It la the main source of
building up flesh tissue in the human
ooa7- 1 moBl rcm siuny or tna
subject has been made by Sir James
1 Crlchton-Browne, the Englishman. Hi
position la rather against the depends
blllty of Chittenden's tables for the
I amount of protein Is necessary In one
form or another. There Is aa lrreducl
- 1 a continuous loss ot substance
I Browne's hint, not dictum. Is that the
I ordinary appetite of ordinary men is
i11 approximate guide. It be, and not
the Fletcherltes, is right people eat
about the right food as the world is
In the Washington Post appears a
succinct review of the governorship of
Ohio in the time of Hayes, with later
analogies bearing on Harmon's future.
The war brought to Ohio demo
crats a long period of defeat, at last
broken by "Old Bill" Allen In 1873.
Alien was again nominated in 1875,
but was defeated by R. B. Hayes. If
he had beaten Hayes he would have
been nominated in 1878, the Post
thinks, for the presidency and not
In 1883 Judge Hoadly was elected
governor. His re-election would have
made htm second only to Grover
Cleveland in the party, with all that
the prestige of a very able man might
have brought. He was defeated by
Foraker and his political career was
James Campbell was elected gov
ernor in 1889. Nominated for re
election he was beaten by McKinley.
It he had been elected again there
would have been no presidential
career for McKinley, while Campbell
and not Cleveland, who could have
been turned down for renomlnation
by the Oorman clique if there had
been an available man among the
democrats, might have come to the
presidency in 1892.
If Governor Harmon is renominated
by the democrats of Ohio and elected
he will certainly be In line for the
democratic nomination for the presi
dency In 191 8. If beaten for the gov
ernorship hewlll not be again promi
nent. This Is the .Post's Interesting Ohio
review, from which it would appear
that either Taft or Harmon will be the
president after the campaign Of 1912.
There are flaws In the similitudes, but
Harmon, all may agree, will be the
strongest democratic probability in the
country if again elected to the gov
rnorshlp. Ohio Is an attractive po
litical field for study.
The official tabulation of the re
turns of the recent Nebraska primary
must be gratifying In one respect to
all the candidates Involved In the con
test. It turns out that each candidate
ran best In his home county whose
voters are presumed to be most famil
iar with the candidate's record and
In Madison county, where he long
resided. Judge Barnes topped the list
for supreme Judge 8 to 1 over the next
In Gage county, where he practices
aw, Mr. Cobbey led the whole proces
In Douglas county, with our three
candidates, each one of them shows up
a bigger vote than any of, his com
petitors from outside counties.
In Buffalo county, likewise with two
candidates', each of them polled
handsome vote well In excess of the
Finally, in Tork eounty, where
Judge" Sedgwick has lived for many
years, the returns make him the favor
lto son by more than 2 to 1.
On the democratic side, even with
out a contest, a similar situation is
disclosed, Judge Dean holding first
plaoe in his home county ot, Custer,
Judge Good' in his home county of
Saunders and Judge Sullivan In his
twin home of Platte and Douglas.
Thus, even those who were dropped
out by the first heat In the race may
take comfort In the showing made. In
their own communities.
That Extra Session.
Governor Shallenberger freely de
clares that he has no intention of call
Ing the legislature in extra session,
notwithstanding the expressed demand
of the democratic state platform.
The governor explains Mb dlslncll
nation to respond to the 'platform
makers' demand on the ground that
there would be nothing for tha legls
lature to do unless pending litigation
should result In invalidating some of
the laws passed at the last session.
which he considers important.
But the platform demand does not
refer In this connection to this legi
latlon at all, but alms merely at rati
fication of the Income tax amendment
submitted by congress In order to put
Nebraska first on the list of ratifying
states. True, Nebraska cannot have
the coveted first place, because Ala
bama already has that. But If the
encouragement of Nebraska's example
would have warranted the expense of
an extra session to get in first the
honor of being second ought to be
worth almost as much.
Then again, there is the question
whether a platform is In the nature ot
a contract with the people and const!
tutes an obligation which the governor
is bound to discharge. In other words,
Is a platform binding?
It is provoking the way people have
of Jumping at great men as If they
were Just discovered. Here is Ed
Green of Texas, who mentions avia
tion, and they herald him as they
would a stranger before the public
Colonel Green la one of the greatest
automobillsts and tarpon fishermen in
the southwest, the biggest republican
In Texas, the son of Hetty Green and
a yachtsman. What more was needed
to put a man among leading citizen
before an eeroHane ever flew a foot
A compromise haa been propoaed In
the matter of tuition charges for
suburban pupils attending the Oman
High school by which the Omaha
school authorities are to collect 1 47.5
for Instruction that, according to care
ful computation, costs fll.lt. Tha
computation ot cost doabUaaa leaves
out the consideration Interest on the
money invested in the high school
building and equipment, and the high
school's pro-rata f the general cost
of administration and supervision.
If absolate equity were to apply, the
arlous school districts would arrange
to Ogure out the exact cost of this in
struction as near as may be and ap
portion it between them. The other
alternative would be to have the sub
urbanites come In by the annexation
route and acquire all the rights and
privileges In our high school of people
who live in Omaha and pay taxes here.
Almost 65,000,000 - acres of non-
mineral, non-timbered, non-agricul
tural land are still open to settlement.
Tha old generation of frontiersmen
would let the fresh Immigrant break
his neck in rushing after that land.
The modern graduate of an agricul
tural high school would have a trial
with dry farming and might make a
fortune. Better than wasting his life
lugging around a grub stake like the
early dwellers in the Rocky mountain
If the Wltchita Eagle is an accurate
nstrument of enlightenment, the
black bass of Kansas never bite at
minnows. Grasshoppers are recom
mended. After the law of gravity
quits us at the bidding of aviators all
the solidity of natural history melts
away from us. If bass do not bite at
minnows, what's the use of careful
The democratic World-Herald,
which showed signs of repudiating
Judge Dean, nominated for supreme
udge on the democratic ticket, prom
ises to take it back and swallow the
whole dose. Those nonpartisan dem
ocratic office-brokers were foxy when
they put the editor of the World-
Herald on the ticket in order to tie
One peculiar fact is impressed on
the world. No woman, suffragist or
antl, has designs on the north pole.
The Eskimo winter styles lack some
thing that might make distinction and
elegance. No true woman would go
where people oould not tell which
direction she was going, or whether
she waa herself or her husband.
Can Uhlan beat Hamburg Belle?
Who are they? At the question old
men weep at the thought of Goldsmith
Maid, Rarus and Maud S., when mil
lionaires contended for ownership and
millions pushed Into the grandstands
And to think that some day men will
inquire, "Who was Dr. Cook?" and
Who was Orville Wright?"
It Is hardly fair to get after the
street department for the present con
dltion of our olty streets. All these
conventions, festivals and guests
ought to have known enough to have
come here during, the city campaign
last spring when the political street
sweepers were working overtime.
The Bryan volunteers are preparing
to get Into the campaign to boost for
the nonpartisan democratic candidates.
Mr. Bryan's democracy has always
been of the nonpartisan brand.
The Diamond Pace.
The price of diamonds has gone up
again. But that doesn't make any dif
ference, as If prosperity keeps on, at "Its
present promising rats everybody will be
wearing diamonds anyway.
Mlffhtr Hard Task.
The advocates of a universal language
maintain that It will do more than great
naval armaments for the cause of peace.
Their point suggests the French proverb.
"To understand Is to forgive." But how
hard it la for people to understand one
another even when they speak tha same
What Railroad Mssjnates Want.
Kansas City Star.
President Lucius Tuttle of the Boston A
Maine railroad heartily approves the plan
to- amend the Interstate commerce law
by taking from the oommlsslon tha power
to Investigate complaints and to Initiate
actions against railroads upon its own
motion. Evidently Mr. Tuttle believes that
railroad rates, also, should be revised by
Knocking- Primary Election lam,
It is In exceedingly doleful account of
political conditions in Wisconsin that the
Wisconsin politicians have been giving to
the New Tork legislative committee now
investigating the primary election laws in
tha western states.' The republican party
has been wiped out, they say, and one
cannot even find a trace of republican
principles In the treetopa, beoauaa of the
direct nominations law. Yet, If this ba
true, the democrats have not been able to
profit from it. Wisconsin has yet to be
carried by a dsmocratlo candidate under
the popular system of nominations which
the republican politicians ao deeply detest
LOOKLNQ FUR A HEMEDY,
Editorial Doctor Dlaarnoaes Dtstoe
New Tork World, (dera)
Discussing the future of the democratic
party Mr. Bryan's Commoner expresses the
opinion that since 1892, when the demo
crats elected Mr. Cleveland, the tariff
oontroversy haa been a sham battle, and
that from this time forth there should be a
"real fight between the taxpayers and the
As tha gentleman from Nebraska has
made a near approach to a great truth. It
may be said without offense that It was
ha and his lieutenants who Inaugurated
the sham fight, which was a sham only
so far as they were ooncerned. There was
nothing resembling mimicry In the attitude
of the protected interests. They were In
earnest and they shot to kill.
Taking advantage of Mr. Bryan's sham
battle and his unsuccessful attempt to de
grade the monetary standard, monoply
Identified the demoralised democracy with
repudiation and proceeded to inflict upon
the oountry, practloaJly without resiatanoa,
the monstrous wrongs which at this late
day have at length attracted Mr. Bryan's
serious attention. The eollapsa of the
demoeratlo party under the follies of pop
ulism haa eost the people dearly. It la
Indeed time te Wok fee a remedy.
Around New York
Upplea oa the Cnrrent of Life
as SJeea la tha Oreat America
Metropolis from Say Day.
Bushing the growler on Sunday Is a
method of Irrigation solemnly tabooed by
saloon keepers In the canning sections of
New Tork. Tha thirsty heed not suffer if
they but .turn their tanks to the bar.
Where the family and company hankers
for "the suds" on the co-operative plan, a
receptacle other than the can must be
provided to secure a fill. Tha e?k day
can must not be worked on Sunday. That's
the day off. An Inventive genius, how
ever, has come to tha relief of the scrup
ulous saloon keeper and the family Sun
day thirst He has put on the market a
curved Can holding a quart which la hung
on the seam of the coat sleeve Inside tha
garment under tha arm. It fits close to
the body, and Its presence cannot be de
tected by the passerby. Tha lid prevents
any beer being spilled In transit. When a
man with one ot these patent growlers Is
going back home with his load the only
outward Indication ot It Is a little sagging
of the shoulder seams of his coat. Fas
tidious people obviate this by getting
two cans one thus balances the other.
While this device Is particularly popular
In the crowded parts of town, especially
up and down the big Fast Side, It Is over
on the West Side, from, say, Seventy-second
street up along Broadway and Am
sterdam avenue, that this concealed can
has Its warmest welcome. A great many
enonomlcal people who like draught beer
live In handsome apartment houses up that
way. Never before have they dared te try
to pass elevator and hall boys with a pail
ful. The custom has been to get It In
bottles and fb carry .these In a suitcase.
Even this has been regarded with covert
scorn by the colored servitors. Now the
palace dwellers" pass to and fro In the
marble and onyx entrance halls with empty
hands, but with quarts of beer concealed
beneath their coats.
General Jeremiah H. Gilman, 17. S. A.,
retired, who was credited with having or
dered the first rifle shot fired In tha elvll
war, Is dead at the Oriental hotel, Man
hattan beach, after an illness of two
months. Tie was aged 79. President Lin
coln appointed Captain Oilman chief of
the United States artillery of the Army of
the Cumberland, with which he took part
In most of the leading bartlea ef the war.
At the battle of Pittsburg Landing he was
wounded In the leg and breveted major and
afterward colonel. When the war was over
Colonel Oilman was appointed assistant
commissary general at Washington and
served for many years until he was retired
under the age limit November 11, 1895.
This Is a curious discovery made at New
Tork that the state's tax In transfers of
stock has become Inoperative through a
blunder In the codification of the state
laws. The New Tork legislature In 1906
enacted a law taxing transfers of corporate
stock at I cents per $100 of par value. Then
tn 1906 the legislature apparently made the
tax 1 cents per share, whatever the par
value, which would make the revenue yield
larger. The statue of 1906 was declared
constitutional by the state court of appeals,
and that of 1908 unconstitutional; neverthe
less the codification board, whose work
was duly enacted by the last legislature,
Included the unconstitutional Instead of
the constitutional statute, and under the In
valid statute the state has collected some 12,
700,000 In taxes since February 17 last. ..There
seems to be no question whatever about
the Invalidity of further effort on .the part
of the state to collect the tax, and the
only question It whether tha money which
has been Invalldly collected can be recov
ered. It appears that the blunder waa only
recently discovered by the governors of the
New Tork stock exchange, who are still
considering the advisability of announcing
that the tax need no longer be paid. Evi
dently an extra session of the New Tork
legislature to correct tha blunder la In
In the course of the annual houseclean-
Ing In the offices of the department of
finance of New York City, several old docu
ments have been found in the real estate
bureau which are Interesting. Some of
them date back into the seventeenth cen
tury and cover acreage rights in the old
City of Broockleln and maritime rights on
the Hudson and East rivers. A few of
A document of Oeorge II to Christopher
Blundell, dated November 29, 1763, leasing
for ninety-nine years certain properties
located at Battery park. This lease was
transferred by Christopher Blundell to
Thomas Smith November 1, 1787. This was
assigned and sold to the mayor, aldermen
and commonalty of the olty of New Tork
by Thomas Smith in 1792.
A deed of the people of the state of New
Tork to the mayor, aldermen and com
monalty within the city of New York tor
Um right and title to the lands covered
with water along the westerly shore of
the North or Hudson river, adjoining city
landa and running 400 feet into the said
river from Bestaver'a Kllletje, or river,
to the distance of four miles to tha north
along the easterly shore of the said North
or Hudson river, and also all the land cov
ered with water along the westerly shore
of the East river contiguous and adjoin
ing the lands of the mayor, aldermen and
commonalty, at and from low water mark
and extending 400 feet Into the said rivet
or sound from the north side of Corlear's
Hook, at the northerly boundary covered
with water, whereof the said mayor, alder
men and commonalty are now seised to
the distance of two miles to the north
along the westerly shore of said river or
sound. This deed is dated December 26,
1807, signed by Daniel D. Tompkins, gov
ernor of the state.
"Joy riding" in New Tork is now clasaed
by law as a penitentiary offense.
Straw hats and overcoats marked tha
opening of September fashions in Cleveland
Heaving successfully bounced tha borough
president of Brooklyn, Governor Hughes is
asked to hand a like dose to Mayor Mc
Clellan. The curfew law of Michigan, effective
September L closes saloons at 9 p. m. ex
cept In cities where the council extends the
hour to It
A Boston merchant, 76 years old, adver
tises for an airship In which to "commute"
every moneng from Bwampseott to his
business in Boston.
No mention la made is the dispatches ot
the capture of Santa Claua by Dr. Cook,
Evidently the chauffeur of the reindeers
was too swift for the Brooklyn pole-flnder,
Prof. William Osier, the great authority
on medicine, formerly of Johns Hopkins
university and now reglus professor of
medicine at Oxford university, is one of
the signets of the petition Inviting Dr.
Arthur J. Evans of that institution to
stand for Parliament aa an opponent ot
Lord Hugh Cecil.
Miss Nellie M. Wood of Boston was
awarded a silver cup at a recent contest ot
shorthand reporters at Lake Qeorge. Her
record was 264 words. Mr. Wlllard Bottoms
of New Tork cam next and also sstab
llshed a sacord far accuracy on a Judge's
charge at the rata of 207 words a minute,
rons An tkllaur a.
Stupid Slander aa Ike
Kansas City "tar.
A certain Skin disease which Is breaking
out Jiere and there has been charged by I
evidently uninformed persons to the uh of
com. This disorder Is called pellaKra. It
is defined In the dictionaries as follows:
"An endemlo disease, particularly noticed
among the Milanese, which consists In the
skin being covered with tubercles and
rough scalea and In debility, vertigo, epi
lepsy and great depression of spirits."
So, aa you are, pellagra docs everything
to a person who has It which corn does not.
In Ihe first place It Is endemic; that Is,
It belongs to a particular locality. This
locality is Milan, and hot America. As
the Milanese are especially addicted to
pellagra, and as they are not addicted to
com. It follows, most logically, that pella
gra and corn have no connection.
Pellagra blotches up Ihe skin with tuber
cles and rough acalta, speaking ot which,
how many of these do you find on the
glorious corn fed girls who are tha pride
of tha west, and on any of the steady con
sumers ef corn?
Pellagra, the lexicons tell us, causes de
bility, vertigo, epilepsy and great depres
sion of spirits. Now, Just follow up the
people who are known to you as living on
corn bread and hominy and mush and see
how much depression and debility you
Right here, In the section where we live,
Is the very place to exonerate ooin of the
mean and malicious charge of pellacra.
The finest breed ot people on the globe Is
found in Kansas and Missouri and the
southwest, and corn la the "chief of their
diet." They are no more Ilka unto the
Milanese with their tuberolea and scales
than "Hyperion to a satyr."
This pellagra libel Is a fine slam for any
American to give to the king of cereals In
his native land. To be sure, It Is one of
those foolish stories that prove nothing but
the stupidity of their inventors and that
slander la like death in the respect that
It loves a shining mark.
TUB WEST IX BANKING.
Mast Be Reckoned With la Mone
The annual session of the American
Bankers' association Is to be held in Chi
cago In September. The program has been
arranged, and, of course. Is not Influenced
by the place of meeting. Nevertheless,
western sentiment will have an opportunity
to make itself known, and, In view of
the prospective changes In the national
banking and currency system, this gather
ing will possess unusual significance. New
York financial Interests are assumed to be
the controlling power In the National Mon
etary commission. But the west must be
reckoned with before legislation Is ac
complished. New Tork domination will be
challenged should It give evidence of arbi
trary Inclination. The years of prosperity
have added greatly to western financial
strength. That section has opinions of its
own, and haa come into a position where
It Is at liberty to express them and to In
sist on a hearing.
COOK AND THE POLE.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Nevertheless, It
Is not likely that summer excursions to the
North pole will become popular in the near
Chicago Record-Herald: Still, a good
many of the friends of Theodore Roosevelt
will be sorry that the discovery of the pole
was not left for him.
Philadelphia Record: What a Jolt it will
be to Lieutenant Peary If he shall reach
the North pole only to find the Amorlcan
flag floating there.
St. Louis Times: Impressions that It Is
cold at the pole are given a shock by the
fact that when Dr. Cook was there ho
foir.d It resting stationary at 90 degrees,
Indianapolis News: The only objection
we can find to the details of the discovery
of the North pole Is that Dr. Cook was so
Inconsiderate as not to have been horn In
Philadelphia Record: "Othello's occupa
tion's gone." Walter Wellman might as
well order his gas bag and hie leather
cased wlenerwuist shipped home from
Spltrbergon. His goose is Cooked. Interest
In the annual efforts of the flying hare
will fade now that tha plodding tortoise
haa attained the gcal.
t There Are Two
b Kinds of
Only the finest quality of Usttd spices can be had undet
the name of Tone Bros. Sealed as soon as ground in air
tight packages to retain their full flavor and strength.
HUTMEtt, Els., Etc
at most points to California, including ths great laa Joaquin Valley.
Santa Fs tourist deeper amice te Sao Francisco It quicker than any other list. To
Los Angeles no ether line is faster. Personally-conducted excursion! tri-wetkly.
Mealt by Fred Harvey.
Ak lor illustrated book-foldert t " To California la a Tourist Sleeper," and "Saa Joaqula
Valley." Sam'l Larimer, Past. Agent, A. T. S. F. Ry,
46 tixia Avenue, Lxs atuiuca, lews.
II ASK BiLt, MT A .!
Kansas toart lrfle h Sport as a
There will he general IntereM In a receni
"vindication" of base ball as a Sunday
same by the supreme court or Hsnxa
Tha great national sport has mvrr it
celved a mora handsome tribute from a
more austere tribunal.
There Is a statute tn Kansaa prohibiting
"horse racing, cockftnhtlng, pla Ing at
card or games of any kind" on Sunday.
A base bull player was convicted ot a
violation of this statute, but the supremo
court reversed the Judgment and freed him.
This It did, not on any technical ground,
but in tha conviction, based on research and
authority, that base ball never was "-
game of "rounders" and is not ration
ally to be classed with games recognised
as immoral In tendency.
The statute, says the court In Its opin
ion, creates a species of games which ths
popular mind associates with gamblliiK ami
rowdyism. Base ball, on the other hand,
"la looked upon as entirely devoid of these
and like objectionable features." It Is not
a gamblers' game; parents and teachen
enoourage It because It is healthful to mini
and body and affords Innocent entertain
ment. It Is a democratlo game which level
all class barriers. It Is distinctively Amer
ican and has aaslrreproachaMc pust as well
as a clean ajrfl creditable present reputa
tion. It follows that the leRlslnture (should not
be presumed to have Intended to prohibit
It on Sunday along with gambling and co.k-
fighting, and therefore base ball may be
lawfully played at all tlmen m Kansas.
Whatever may be thought of ' Sunday
Playing it is certain that every lover ot
the national sport will applaud the court's
fine and strictly truthful oharactenxatlon
of base ball.
I'ssseneer on aeroplane What's that
dln donning noise T Can It be the cow-
bell on the Milky Way7
Avlatoi No; that's only Saturn s rings.
Bon ton Transcript.
"De man dat's intlrely satisfied wlf hls
se'f," raid Undo Eben, "am' Rlnerally so
good natured an' easy to plcaxn when It
comes to other folks." WaaumKton Star,
Blnbbs Henpeckke thinks you are the
flnost fellow in the world. How did you
manage to make such an Impression?
Wobbs Oh, I pretended o be surprised
when he told me he was A .married man.-'
Zawfox Wot's . your Idea o'
Job Bturky It'e ,a place wher' ye kin
sleep twenty-seven,' hours In the day, an'
ihei' ain't nothln' to do when ye wake up.
Chicago Tribune. ,.
"The spirit of your husband wishes to
speak with you, madam."
"What does he say7"
"He nays that ho doesn't have to dress
tn a cold room," Bohemian.
did you evrr do
one kind act In your
The Mister Jlow can you ak It? man t
I marry you T Cleveland Leader.
She If we women ever do get a vote you
can rest assured that we will vote as we
He What! With one eye openf Yonketu
"So Jaggs Is In tho hospital from art auto
accident. I thought you told nie ho had
"Didn't tell you anything of Hit l!nd. I
aid he was run down." HaiUruoru A.m rl
can. WHEN THE WIVES C0;i3 II02E.
It's a different world, from banc o iV i,
It's a sweeter land, when the wlve come
home. . .
The grind don't snenv like, it .used to seem.
And the old home unilch in i.,e my
dream; . i
When the wives come Home, when the
wives come home.
It's a different uurlri, from ba.-e Id
They're a lot of care and a heap of trou
ble But it's empty World anda buiHted bubble
When they go away and they stay too
And. the heart grows sick for the home
It's a different world when we're all
And the wives have flown, the wives have
It's a sunnier place to spend our lives
When the old home shines with tha sweot
And our hearts know best, through tha
froth and foam.
What a Joy It is when tha wives come
How the sunlight 1 breaks, and we feel
Wl"" w that the lips we love
lean nearl . ., Ji I (
Ask year reeer lor
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loo. ler regular retail
stoats aaS rtelp
Des Moines, Iowa
Would you like to get
a home in golden Cali
fornia? Go this Fall.
Colonist excursions every dty,
September it to October it. Rail
road fare only fit from Omaha.
For f 5.75 additional you get double
berth m a banta Fs tourist sleeper
(built by Pullman); roomy, modern
6top-evtrs allowed for Grand Canyon
sad Salt River Vallrr. in Arixona: site