Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 21, 1909, Page 6, Image 6
TIIE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1009. The OMAiu Daily Bee. FOUNDED BT EDWARD BOSEWATER. VJCTOK ItOSKWATEK. EDITOR. Entered at Omaha postofflce as second class mailer. TERMS OF "XBUCRIPTION. Daily Iee (without Sunday), one year. .MOO JJBliy Wee and bunday. one year UHl . DEIJVEKE() BT CARRIER! Dally Ro (Including Sunday), per week..lfic Dally Hoe (without Sunday), per week....lue Kvenlntf ) (without Hunilayi. per week So v.vonimr Hra iwlih Sunday). Der week. .. 10c Siindav Bee. one year H B Saturday Bee, one year....: 1.60 Address all compiamta of Irregularity In delivery to City Circulation Department. OFFICES. Omaha The, Pee, Building. South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. Council Bluffa 15 Scott Street. Lincoln BIS Utile Building. rhloago 1648 Marquette Building. New York-Room 1101-1KB No. M Wett Thirty-third Street. ' Washington 7J6 Fourteenth Street, N. w. CORRESPONDENCE. Communlcatlona relating to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee. Editorial Department REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order Davab e to The Bee 1'ulillnhlng Company. Only 2-eent stamps received In payment of mall account. Personal checkH, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCL'LATION. State of Nebraska. Douglas County, as Ororge B. Tischuck. tressiire or The Pes Publishing Company, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the month of September, 1909, was as follows: 1 41.970 it a,too t. 49.800 IT 44,700 1 41,710 II 4S4M 4 41.M0 1 40,400 6, 39,900 tO 43,480 I.. 43,100 tl 43,650 7 ,....41350 It 49,350 I., 43,000 9 41,860 10 49,300 11 41,790 IS 40.000 II. 43.140 14 43,370 It 43,190 21 44,640 14 4930 St i... 43, 810 it 40,300 V7 43380 II 49,870 .29 42,800 10. 49,340 Total , 1,966,880 Returned copies 9,884 Net total 1,956,398 tally average 41,879 GEORGE. TZSCHUCK, TraiurHr. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to ociore me mis awn aay of September, 19W. (Saul) , M. P. WALKER, . i Notary Public. . ' Subscribers leaving- the city tem porarily aheald Ware The Bee Milled to them. Address will be cnavng-ed as often requested. It's a hafjl times campaign in Ne braska, all fight, on both sides of the political fence. ' ' ' Having torn Nicaragua asunder, the rebels will undoubtedly make the peo ple pay for the rent, r That person who U. advocating ,the making of pants without pockets never coald have been- a boy. Havana 'quotations of eggs at $2 a dozen must mean that that Cuban hen lieu stopped laying again. " .' t : .' . llave you registered this year? If'' ' not, your last chance to register comes next Bats r day, October 23. When the coal barons tried to bribo Mayor Schnepp of Springfield he sim ply, gave the schnapp away. In maintaining an open door at Panama it Is evident that Uncle Sam intends to keep his hand on the bolt. The trouble with the good resolu tions being directed at the Spmish king Is that he broke them before they were made.- Senator I.orimer of Illinois, back from his watch on the Rhine, has a plan ,to control the mainspring of the Mississippi. Parisians will be ready enoigh to discount their notes when those Amer ican singers begin their raid upon the banks vf the Seine. The , effort to foster a presidential boom for the governor of Ohio may be construed as a move toward harmony in the democratic camp. The ruddy splashes with which Gary began its riotous career as a full fledged city Indicates an ambition to change the vowel in its name. It turns out that it was his clever ness In the crockery business that en abled the late Mr Buchanan to become a success In handling diplomatic china. On his first visit . to Tamrrany's Quarters Judge Gaynor innocently won dered where the tiger was. Probably concealed In a brass tube at one of the polls. " Judge Gaynor s -assurance to the braves In, the Tammany wigwam that he Intended to stamp out graft must have amused the chief keeper of the wampum. ... The master bakers, now In conven tlon here, put the high price of bread over onto the Board of Trade speculat ors, who, they insist, are getting all the dough. If we could strike a balance between the newcomers to Omaha and tnose who are occasionally removing from the city Xhi result would still be largely in our favor. Chicago's action in taking from the fire department control of the safe guarding of places of amusement em phasizes how speedily the lessons of such a visitation as the Iroquois thea ter fire are forgotten in a busy city. Governor Shallenberger talks about the deposit guaranty fund being a tax, but not even the Oklahoma decision upholds it as an exercise of the taxa tlon power." The Oklahoma law was sustained by the stste supreme court only as a police regulation, and If it Is upheld finally it will be on this ground. More "Nullification." - ' As If It were not enough or the courts to nullify the laws by which our democratic legislature s&ught to nul lify the constitution, we now hive a flagrant case of nullification by the democratic party managers themselves. Among the great reform rnessnres put on the statute books of Nebraska by the late democratic legislature Is one amending the corrupt practices act designed to make It fence high and barbed wire tight. This great demo cratic measure writes Into law Mr. Bryan's pet hobby of campaign fund publicity before election, thus improv ing on the publicity law-wfiich tTje re publicans had enacted ten years before. But 1o and behold, the time- ap proaches and ' passes ' and' ' no report from any democratic treasurer showing money on hand, or contributions" re ceived in excess of the sum of 1 2 5. Only after this default is proclaimed In the public prints does the - demo cratic national committeeman come to the front, claiming to be the treasurer of the state committee, with a sworn declaration that, although he is the nominal treasurer, no money has come in to him or gone out from him. The law la very explicit that all cam paign funds must pass through the hands of a duly constituted treasurer, and it Is notorious that the democrats have spent money. Nullification No. 1. In the second place, the law requires the filing of a sworn statement by the treasurer not later than the fifteenth day before election, but none was filed by the democrats. Nullification Number 2. In the third place, the law requires this statement to include not only all contributions In excess of $25, but also "the source of any money discovered in such treasurer's hands at the begin ning of the campaign." At the end of the last campaign the democratic Committee renorted a surnlus. What became of the surplus? Not'a sign of i it in the treasurer's belated statement Nullification Number 3. Great Is "nullification" when com mltted by democrats in the name of reform and the democratic party. A New Uplifting Influence. One of the signs of the times is the share being taken by the great depart ment Stores of the large cities In the movement for social uplift. These con cerns employ a vast army of people. largely girls"7 and young women, and when their managers seriously i under take the work of improving the con dltlon of their, -employes as. Is now be ing done in New York, Chicago and other places, the resultant; benefit ' is bound to.be widespread.' , ; . . The spectacular feature of any new movement,' Is of course, that 'which gets the widest publicity, and the care Jess "pubUa . has ; noted lorilyl tha4y the stores have begun , the ,. abolition,' of "rats" from hair, and frills and furbe lows from costumes, among the girls behind the counters. But the reform is to go beyond that. The heads Of the stores have awakened to the existence of carelessness In deportment among employes, and are. conscientiously ap plying a remedy, thereby winning the gratitude of patrons at once, and ultl mately that of the clerks. Manners and morals are being made a thoughtful study and a marked improvement is reported In the association between employe and customer. Even more personal Is the work be ing quietly and effectively done. behind the scenes through the employment of experienced and womanly women who conduct an individual campaign to -in spire among the clerks a brighter and higher outlook in life. To these ma trons the young women are Invited to bring all their vexations and troubles and from the fund of experience gpod advice is given and- if needed, direct help, concerning; the 'personal . and home affairs, of all Inquirers. The management in each establish ment where this work has been under taken reports the most encouraging re sults and when the public comes to understand the good ' being accom plished by these methods it will hear tlly applaud a work which, at first sight, appeared to be more in the na ture of petty interference. . . Diligence in High Stations. While rival claimants to sensational achievement are striving to wrest each other's laurels, it is refreshing to turn to a man, who in the same field of en deavor and glory has steadfastly pur sued his way with honor, maintaining the confidence and esteem of men by attending strictly to his own business The reports from Athens that if King George abdicates the throne the Greek army will insist that the duke of. the Abruzzl take the crown, renews atten tion to a remarkable man who has of late been much in the public eye though seeking to escape it. , . Like Peary and like Cook, Abruzzl has spent much of his life in striving to wrest from the earth the secrets which It has stubbornly wlthhell from man. Among the highest mountains of the world he scaled first and farthest the most Inaccessible peaks, and has illuminated by his scientific discoveries the myths that for ages surrounded the snow-capped ranges. In the Arctic re gions he fought his way to the most northernmost point reached up to 1900. But, unlike Peary and unlike Cook, he has never sought personal ex ploitation, and instead of interfering with another's affair .he has. attended strictly and fastidiously to his own. With a record of achievement that the scientific world and that all thoughtful men marvel at and honor, Abrmzl has remained as modest -as he has been Industrious. When a sensation-loving, public wasted its breath in gossip about his-' rumored alliance with-an American heiress, he withdrew to the summits of the Himalayas and continued his work. Americans divided in allegiance be tween the fault-finding Feary and the complacent, but flamboyant Cook, may well pause to consider for sage reflec tion the case of that inveterate ex plorer, Abrutzl, a worthy example of the man diligent in his business who shall stand among kings. Maintaining the Ancient Landmarks. . One of the pleasantest features of the celebration of Cornwallis day at Torktown is the reminder that this is one of the ancient landmarks of the nation that has been preserved in all Its original integrity. No railroad has Invaded the place to overrun it with careless travel, and even the river is ordinarily as devoid of craft as Is the hillside of houses. Old Yorktown stands today practi cally as it stood on that memorable occasion when the surrender of the British general ended the Revolution ary struggle. Despite the fact that since then it has witnessed another memorable siege, that of McClellan In the civil war, Yorktown as an ancient landmark and as a cornerstone of American independence remains un spoiled. Population has not centered to "improve" it; civilization has at tempted no garnishment except the erection of the centennial monument. Yorktown is only accessible to him who cares to go to the pains of invad ing its seclusion, and such a visitor, with patriotic impulse, will approach the historic little settlement with rever ent hands. In the tremendous progress of the American people since that day when Cornwallis laid down his sword, they have in too many cases been heedless of the sacred spots where the early struggles were fought out and it Is re freshing to reflect occasionally'' upon the realization that some few places such, as Yorktown have escaped alike violation by the march of events and spoliation by careless citizen or thoughtless tourist. Wise is that na tion which maintains unprofaned Its ancient temples of liberty. Our local democratic contemporary has discovered that our form of gov ernment has been all wrong ever since the founders of the republic framed the constitution. The only wonder Is that we have managed to exist as a nation for 130 odd years with such a bungling piece of work thrust on us for a form of government. Mr. Barrle's settling of a fortune upon his wife and exacting a promise from the co-respondent to marry her proves that chivalry still lives In some breasts and recalls that other tragic romance of artistic temperaments, the Mlllais-Ruskiacase. . Lives of writers (ire sometimes greater1 and more dra matic than their books. - i - '" I lutj ucmuurain; piauurui uujuiaiiuu not to vote for a democratic candidate because he is a democrat is now com pletely repudiated. The argument now Is that to secure a bi-partisan judiciary people must," vote for the democratic candidates because they are democrats in order to give the democrats repre sentation on the bench. - According to the sworn statement of the treasurer of the democratic com mlttee not one dollar has come into his hands for the current campaign from anyone contributing more than $25. What has become of those demo crats who have been preaching non partisanship so loudly? Poor Matt Henson! The reception accorded his break into the lecture field, when only 500 hectors greeted him in a frigid house seating ten times that number, must have made his trip with Peary to the Arctic seem like sojourn in a steam-heated flat in com parlson. Housewives may regard the fact that the United States government is pay ing 33 cents a pound for turkeys in ten-ton lots for the troops in the Phil ipptnes as indicating that the bird will roost high when the family Thanksgiv ing dinner calls for him. - Judge Edgar Howard and Governor Shallenberger may now welcome Con gressman Hitchcock Into the fold dedi cated to the abolition of all the federal courte, stopping short only of th United States supreme court. Nobody has yet explained why, if the federal courts are so bad that they must be abolished, the supreme court should be saved and only the inferior courts sacrificed. Why not make clean sweep of all at once? How can the carriage makers say that the automobile threatens the ex tinctlon of their business? So long as there are bos and girls in the country just so long will the horse and buggy continue to flourish. We may next look for a march of women against the University of Chi cago, armed with hatpins to Impale those "scientific humbugs" ' which a leading feminine sociologist has pointed out. If the foot ball player who has been paralyzed from the neck down is the real thing, he will rejoice that his voice is left so that he can still give the college yell. The Revised War. Washington Herald. If Emerson had it all to say over again, he might advise us to hitch out airships to a star. . No- Tears ta.feaed. New York Tribune. It is Impossible to avoid the suspicion that Attorney General Wlckersham will not be detected in the act of weeping copiously if all the Panama libel cases are hrown out of court. Taking- ote of the Curves. Washington Post, The Crane Incident served to rive notice to Japan that 'its diplomatic curves were not being overlooked. How lild They Ksrapef Chlresro Ilecord-Herald. Nineteen deaths resulted from basa ball during the season Just ended. It Is a curious fact that no umpires were among the killed. Omaha's Sartorial freak. 8t. Paul Pioneer Press. At the Omaha banquet to the president. one guest- wore a dress suit with a red necktie. It has not been reported whether he was a native of St. Louis or of Houston, Tex. An Answer Oft Hand. Minneapolis Journal. James J. Hill has promised to contribute to a magazine an article entitled, "What Must We Do to Be Fed?" It Is plain that we must pay the cook In advance, give her Thursdays and Saturdays off, and keep the children out of the kitchen. Development of Orris Travel. New York World. At a time of celebrations In honor of early navigators the departure of the ocean liner Cleveland on a voyage around the world Is of Interest. From Magellan and Sebastian del Cano to this modern pas senger ship, Us every berth filled with tourist circumnavigators of the globe and Its entire cargo space packed with sup plies for the cruise. Is a far cry In the development of ocean travel. v Litigation Over Railroad Pass. Boston Transcript. The United States supreme court has an Interesting free pass question before It. Twenty-eight years ago a man and his wife of Bowling Oreen, Ky., sustained In juries on. the Louisville & Nashville road and were granted passes for life as com pensation. When the anti-pass law was enacted these were withdrawn by the road. The Kentucky courts have upheld their contention that they were given for a sub stantia! money value, and that would seem to accord with equity. Soothing- Effect of Time. Philadelphia Record. We have happy evidence that the Mexi can war occurred a very great while ago ages ago. There is a new Mexico now, and we may also add that there have been a good many changes in the United States. The skill with which an army was landed at Vera Crui and the couragt of. Chapultepec and Cherubusoo and Cerro Gordo and Buena Vista are a national heritage which will always be fondly treasured! But we shall have no more wars with our neighbors. Who Will Cot the Melon. Indianapolis News. Evidences are hot locking that the rail roads err In thinking the time ripe for en increase In frefght rates. This melon, under the mellowing- influence of returning- prosperity has grown into a tempting fruit, hard to resist. But everyone that has cut Into a luscious looking cantaloupe knows how difficult it Is to Judge the precise stage of maturity. Not only do the shippers declare that this melon Is not ilpe, but they even deny the right of the railroads to consider this melon as their own. ' " : ' Chances -for Yonag- Men. .. -. . . Denyeni Republican. , Let young men turn to the skilled trades ahd . they nvlJl -jfind. remunerative employ ment in a Ilel Croru which the competition of women will never drive them. The hand icrafts call (or abilities of a far higher or- der than those employed in many vocations where , tjie. competition of, women is a factor, tyid.in all, the skilled trades there Is a demand for high grade men. There has been. too much disposition on the part of young American men to turn away from the trades on the false assumption that they are, less genteel than certain other forms of employment It is a silly notion of which every .-.vigorous young American should be ashamed. Reclaiming' Abandoned Farms. Boston Herald. Secretary Wilson, who has been touring New York state investigating the condi tion and causes of abandoned farms, says that the trouble is with the farming and not with the farms. The soil is not exhausted. Profitable crops are possible. Scientific knowledge and work are the essentials. Scientific agriculture in the so-called manufacturing states where proximity to urban centers with their mar kets adds to the value of any crop de serves to be recognized as one of the most important phases of the conservation of resources and of relief from the present burdensome cost of living. The challenger of the beef trust, the dairy product trust, the poultry and egg trust is not the legis lator, . but the small farmer who la an Independent and cannot be bought up. MR. BRYAN'S FHAHS. Objections to a Partr Conference to Outline Policies. Washington Post. Mr. Bryan's voice Issues from the manget iuuuiy protesting mat ne does not want a national conference and cannot see - why anybody else should want It. He scouts the Idea of outlining a policy for "national democrats," as he tags them. The last national ptatform still stands as the true declaration of democratic principles, he would have them understand. Mr. Bryan would not cross a "t" or dot an "1," we Infer, albeit that platform was rejected by the people,- Just as two previous platforms fashioned , by the same fine Nebraskan hand had been. Mr. Bryan further decries the proposed conference on the ground that It would not be g representative body, but would be composed of "the men who are pe cuniarily Interested In defeating the pop ular will." Mr. Bryan, of course. . has . in mind the democrats who have repudiated his financial planks from 16 to 1 down to the wildcat banking proposition based on Oklahoma's rotten statute. Their ex clusion would keep out of any party con ference every democrat with a bank ac count that prudence prompts to vote for Its proteclbjp, as was done by the demo crats In Greater New York last year, rock ribbed as ttiy are or, rather were before Bryan's day. What contributed more to Mr. Taft's Immense majority in the Empire state than the now discredited Oklahoma plank? As to defeating the. popular will, the money power need not exert Itself. With Biyanlsm as the issue, there are enough prudent democrats in the common crowd to turn the tide In banking communities, and their number is seen to be Increasing year by year as Bryanlsm comes to be better ' understood. Depositors in savings banks see ' that they are on common ground with depositors in national banks, and must vote the same way in order to avert the danger that threatens. Mr. Bryan ' shudders for the party if a conference be held, maintaining that it would only sound a note of discord. But who is responsible for the things that brought about discord, for the mischievous policies that sorely tried ths loyalty of the conservative wliig the flower of democracy as U was In the days when wise leadership showed the way to vic tory f Harriman at Home Italia Historian Struck by lees, of Admiration for Voted Bail road rinaaeler lu This Country. In his article on America and the Amerlcnns, published in the Tarls Figaro, the celebrated Italian historian, Ougltelmo Ferrero, selects E. II. Harriman as an American type from which to diaw de ductions. The historian did not meet Mr. Harriman while on his visit to the United States last spring, but selects three diverse opinions gs texts for discussing the rail road magnate and his times. "In the course of my recent Journey to the United States," says Ferrero. "I did not become acquainted with Harriman. I was Invited to take luncheon with him two or three days before the time set for mv ilenarture to Europe. But, at the very last moment I was obliged to excuse my self. "One mornlnr. at my hotel, I received a visit from a young man, thin, clean-shaven, with gold-rimmed spectacles, a sweet smile, kindly eyes, a gentle voice and the face nt An ascetic. Both physically and morally be Impressed me as a sort of combination of mystical Puritan and newspaper man. This young man, I learned, was one of those writers who had been carrying on with most ardor the great campaign against high finance. In a style having at ,nn the flavor of a sermon and a news paper article, he described to me the progress of corruption In his native tana, th social dissolution that menaced the republic, the danger for American civil ization that was personified in me new 'satraps of capital." "Apropos of these satraps, the conversa tion turned to Mr. Harriman. The young man inquired whether I knew him. 1 answered that I did not. r hurt he relulned. 'In him you might see the ultimate incarnation of this evil force. He is a man of a superior sort there is no use denying that. But it Is no less certain that he has made the HeteRtable use of his brilliant qual ities, lie balks at nothing in satisfying his diabolical ambition. Great men use ij.rriman will eventually destroy America unless we suoceed in overthrowing their fatal power.' an.. A. v after that I was dining at the home of a wealthy family. The mistress of the house, a very pious Cathollo, asked me. In her turn, whether I was acquainted with Mr. Harriman. Trv to meet him. she told me, ne will Interest you very deeply. I know hltn. Few people have given me such a vivid im pression of strength and greatness. Then riimreetlv I sDoke of the very se vere criticism which I had heard leveled at Harriman. Anrt finailv to can this rather reserved piece of praise, I heard but a few nights ago an enthusiastic defense of the great rn u Art man. The most curious inwg about it was that his defender was not an American, but a European. 'nften. lnp mv reurn to Europe, i nave thought of these three opinions expressed about the same man by three persons wno were equally sincere. In these three Judg ments Is concentrated all the leaven of dis cord now troubling the United States, gs It has troubled, more or less seriously, all other civilisations. -vnr all thraa nf these neonle were right, each according to his or her point of view. If one admits that it Is much better for a man to. vanquish ntmseii ana. nis " instincts rather thaii extend' his power over the forces and riches of nature, then wo must call the Puritan right To accept the opposite view, there Is nothing left but to follow the example of the pious lady; In other words, to admire powerful personali ties on account of the good that they do, and, In so far as their defects are con cerned, to leave them to divine justice. "To reconcile the two antagonistic views In theory and practice Is an extremely difficult task. Old civilizations alone seem to - succeed In doing this, and they only after long and painful struggles. For the time being the Americans are not thinking In the least about such reconciliation, which fact explains, perhaps, why the fight againBt the financial oligarchy la so strong In America; why, in this fight, both sides avail themselves of extreme arguments like that used by my European banker. Had he not. In truth, sought to defend Mr. Harri man by Invoking the doctrine of the 'Superman?' t "Ancient though It may be, I doubt If this doctrine has much chance of becoming popular in future in the United States. In Europe people like to tell each other that the Americana, like all young nations, worship strength, energy and extraordinary Individualities. Perhaps. But all that I saw leads me rather to believe that the American democracy has no more love than have other democracies for forces In their midst Individual or collective that may upset, more or less badly, the political and economic equilibrium. "It is certain, for Instance, that American multi-millionaires are much more admired in Europe than in their own country. Little by little Europe is building up about these men a sort of heroic legend. If this sort of thing keeps up one may prophesy that In the end we shall have the great Ameri can bankers and iron masters playing the same roles in the education of our chil dren that fell formerly to the heroes of Plutarch. Models will be sought but too modern, alas! of energy and of courage among those men who have amassed colos sal fortunes on the other side of the Atlantic. "The Americans, on the other, hand, treat their giants of industry and of the stock exchange with much greater familiarity. They respect them sometimes, when they do not hate them or when they do not make fun of them. But they do not con sent as easily as do the Europeans to rec ognise In these men the representatives of American genius and energy. "Hence nobody should be surprised to learn some day that the admirers of the great Harriman did not constitute the ma jority of the American people; that his admirers were much more numerous in the old world than in the new. The most enthuslastlo admirer of Harriman whom I found in America was g European. I do not know whether or not to see in this g mere coincidence. In spite of the progress made by' the democratio spirit Europe seems much better prepared than America, owing to the traditions of Its long history, to admire 'Superman' In all fields of action, in politics as well as in business." Suppress the Screech Horns. Washington Star. Opposition is developing in some cities to the unuaiual noise-making devices em ployed on some automobiles. I( probably happens that these freak horns defeat tbeir purpose of warning pedestrians by alurmii.g them. Many persons when fright ened cannot m ve quickly, and in g good many instances cannot move at all. The ordinary automobile horn may be startling enough when blown by an Im patient and inconsiderate driver. But the horn whose note is an imitation of the screech of a ferocious beast or any other atrocious noise should be outlawed In a city's streets. 1 !! i Mth IMilH !M READ THE LABEL Buy only baking pow der whose label Indi cates cream of tartar PERSONAL NOTES. The exchange of compliments between Presidents Tdft and Dlas lifts taffy almost to the dignified status held by the gum drop. The president's summer residence . is closed, . and Beverly can now enjoy that supreme calm which has for some time pervaded Oyster Bay. Five thousand striking necktlo workers, all of them women, have been led to vic tory In New, York by a woman. They literally had theirmployera by the throat Employes of the government printing office recently hazed some new members of the service, and were promptly fired. Many g college would be benefited by a study of governmental methods of handling rowdies. Correspondents . having provided Abruszi with a wife, but without giving to the pub lio the slightest assurance that the young people ever heard of each other, have now presented him with a throne. And the chances are that they will not get out of their generosity so much as a "thank you." New . York state next month is to vote upon a proposed constitutional amendment increasing the salaries of the supreme court judges in all the districts, outside of Greater New York from . 17,200 to $10,000. The judges of this court in the two New York City districts are now paid $17,600, and no change is proposed there. What power lies In the telegraph, the telephone and the press, knitting closer evr,y. day., the jhrotberhood J of-, man, A woman in New York by telephoning to Chicago enables the police to Identify the body of her brother by his scars. And yet the story In the papers only empha sised the evil of the man's life the miracle was treated as commonplace. REFORM IN . PROCEDURE!. Practically Unaalraons Approval of President Taft's Plan. Green Bag. President Taft has strengthened the cause of the reform of procedure by add ing the weight of his authority to that of the American Bar association, in urging that technicalities be no longer allowed to defeat justice. The suggestion that con gress should appoint a commission to. re port g system "to secure quick and cheap Justice in the federal courts," one that "will offer a model to the legislatures and courts of the states," is approved by the Louisville Courier-Journal as g good one. In spite of the fact that '.'congressional commissions are not notably efficient." The St Louis Post-Dispatch says that ths judicial procedure of every state needs re vision and that a commission of this kind "would supply all the states with a basis for reform legislation." That the states all have the same In tel ests at stake, and can unite, if they choose, In a uniform system of procedure, Is unquestionably true, and the New York Sun is unquestronably wrong in saying: "The demand, for uniformity and sym metry in the political institutions of the several states constituting g vast republic, is based on an assumed likeness in their different communities which does not al ways exist The American Bar associa tion Is wasting its time and labor in at tempting to devise a uniform Judicial sys tem which wUl be satisfactory to all the states of the union including Oklahoma." , The newspapers of the country are practically united In their hearty approyal of the wen k of reform in state courts in which the American Bar association Is Interested. Wth the exception of the Sun, and the New York Commercial, which thinks that the -court traditions of each state "command great popular respect, and legislatures are, very conservative In the matter of making court changes," we have found no newspapers adversely criticising this program of the American Bar associa tion. EVERY pound of OLD GOLDEN COFFEE is chosen from "Old Crop Stocks," sufticiently aged to develop the rich mellow flavor and fragrant aroma. Our experts test dozens of samples each sample is roasted and 'drawn" to test the comparative cup qualities and only the best of the lot are chosen. These arc then blended, roasted and again . . Tested to insure absolute uniformity in I OlO'tCLCESI I cor,iy TONC BROS., Ds Moin, lows). ' MtHUn thm hnnt Tmm Brm. tsti i. t Hi WHITTLED TO A POINT. "Do you believe' that physical charac teristics are influenced by environment?" "I don't know," answered the New Yorker. "I hope not. This habit of gazlnn up at the tall buildings would cau u to look as if we were modeled after the giraffe." Washington . Star. "Father." said little Rollo, 'what Is tA; arctic circle?" ... v "The arctic, circle, my son. Is an imagi nary line bounding a large area of unctn robated evidence. 'Baltimore American. "You would suppose that sailors would have a natural liking for baseball." "Why sailors especially?" "Because the tar-has a natural affinity for pitch." Chicago Tribune. "I made a bad bargain this morning," said the father of the heiress, who had Just attended his daughter's wedding to the titled fortune hunter. "What was that?" asked a friend. "I bought the bridegroom, but I had to give away the bride." .Baltimore Amer ican. Her Husband Did you make those bis cuits, my dear? Hia Wife Yes, darling. , Her Husband Well, I'd rather you would not make any- more, sweetheart His Wife Why not love? Her Husband Because, angel mina you are too light for such heavy work. Chicago News. ' : "We . had a bad fire scare. In church today.'', "Good gracious.. Was -there a panic?" "Not to notice. The minster preached on the Infernal . regions. "-Baltimore American. ' "As a witness I was required to promla that .L would teU. Iha.whoie truth." aJd the indignant "citizen eas 'lie "'was leaving . the court house. - "Of course." "And every time ,1 started ..to tell It the lawyers on the other side proved that such a procedure would be entirely Im proper." Washington -Star. Their teacher had been telling the pupils of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, "the water of which," she exclaimed, "is so extremely salty that no fish can live in it." This statement proving too much for the credulity of Willie Parker, he rose with this question: - "Beg pardon, Miss Smith,' but can't mackerel live . in it?" Harper's Weekley, NEW HALL OF FAME. Hartford Courant - , "Please give me," said the teacher, as she rubbed her tired eyes,' "The names of some great Irishmen, my dears:" ' ; And when a hand waved frantically, she noticed with surprise. The grtnimy paw of Jimmy McAleer"B. - ... - . , , 'Twas something new for Jlmmle to be interested when ... , A question was before the house, and so; "Well, Jlmmle." said the teacher, "name your famous. Irishmen,' . "McGlnnlty and Hogan, X Mike Kelly, Dick Cogan; ' ' Jim Collins, Wild BUI Donovan and Ryan; McUill and Mclntyre Spike Shannon and McCSuIre, McCarthy, Dolan, Daley and O'Brien. JlgKS Donohixv McBrlde.. -Waddell. the Phillies', pride, . McFarland, , Muggs McGrsw and MeOuirk; Jack Sullivan, O'Maney, - 1 Morlarlty, McNally -.. , Pat Flaherty. J. Hurley. Eddie Burke. McCormlck and McConnell. McOllligan, O'Oonnell, ' McGliiley, McNamara and McGann; Huirh Duffy and McMarkin, r. Mclfale, MoGee, McCracken, O Nell. McQuald, , . McMannls and McMahon." " .'. f i. i "Why Jlmmle," cried the .-teacher,. "Just wait a minute, please; "What did those folks you' mentfon ever do? How is It that y didn't give me any names like these: , , . Tom Moore, Parncll and Robert' Emmet, too?' - . 4 "Gee whls!" exolaimed. the urchin, "I never seen dem guys . . . I named the warmest members In the ' Tiess; ' ' De fellers you are bonstln' fer oan't be ' so very wise; t , , Poy must 'ave ployed In some , bush league. I guess." U OOLOEH GOFFi by Tasio el-' quality, body, flavor and aroma. m It is such care in selection, blending, roasting, and packing in air-tight packages that makes possible the rare bouquet, the exquisite flavor, the mellow richness of OLD GOLDEN COFFEE. And every pound is exactly like every other pound. Buy and try a 'pound to-jay 25 cents at Croetru.