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STATEMENT7 QF CIRCULATION.
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Sunday Bee printed during the month of
September, 1909. waa aa followa:
1..... 41,970 !.. 43.900
1 ..49,300 IT 43.T00
t 41,710 II 43,380
4 41,860 , 19 40,400
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43,160 21 43,050
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I .....43.000 li 44,640
41,860 ti 43,030
10 43,300 25 43,310
11 41.TS0 28 40,300
12 40.000 IT 43,080
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You can lead Ben Tillman to the
table, but you can't make him pay.
If they really want that brass tube
brought back why not let Walter Well
man fetch It?
Boston society news that dogs' maids
are all the rage at the Hub Indicates
a sort of rabid affair.
A growing city never has lta streets
free from building material blockades.
Omaha Is a growing city.
That mountain with a marble heart
said to have been discovered up north
is doubtless the pee' that Peary would
like to hand to Cook,
The inclination ' manifested by the
Oklahoma state banks to get back into
the national fold looks as though their
love for the guaranty deposit system
were growing cold. ' . ' ,
If Ig Dunn should refuse to apolo
gize and the supreme court should dis
bar the only member of the city law
department who ever does any real
workwhat would the city do?
It is riot too early to make a holiday
resolution ' to set aside a little fund
for red cross stamps to embellish, the
Christmas packages and at the same.
time to help the anti-tuberculosis fund
With their welcome attested by both
Governor Shallenberger and Mayor
"Jim," our Women's Christian Tem
perance union guests may rest assured
that they are really n the hands of
their friends. , . . .
By flying his atrehtp at a speed of
eighty miles an hour in the teeth of a
gale Latham has demonstrated that
man's eventual mastery of the air is
certain. But as on the sea, much de
pends on the man at the wheel.
The kaiser's offer to be godfather
to the eighth child of any family, rich
or poor, with a governmental cash al
lowance where needed, Is all right as
far as It goes, but where Is the fairy
godmother for the preceding seven?
Did you note in the published state
ment of contributions to the nonpar
tlsan democratic campaign a band-out
of $100 from one of the captains of the
corporation lobby at Llnco.n last win
ter? That's nonpartisan reform for
you. - '
Two member of the Douglas county
delegation of the late democratic leg
Islature-are running for office- on the
local ticket to be voted this fall. Does
anybody in Omaha or Douglas county
want to endorse .what this bunch did
to us last lriter?
The eathuslasui of the Italians over
the czar's visit shows that no matter
how great a reparation a man may
have as a tyrant at home he can al
ways acquire honor -In other countries.
The hand of welcome Is ever ready for
the distinguished atranger within the
The death, of Senator Johnson of
North Dakota-leaves a vacancy which
will be filled temporarily through ap
pointment by Governor Burke. Inas
much aa Governor Burke la a demo
crat it goes, without aaying ttat this
will transfer one vote In the senate
from' the republican to the democratic
aide.' The transfer, ' however, will be
only temporarily. The legislature of
North Dakota ia republican and will,
in all probability, centime to b re
publican when the place ia finally and
National Vitality. t
In the popular conception of thf
conservation of natural resources It
has Lorn easy to overlook the fact
that national vitality la the greatest
thing to which we could possibly apply
our endeavors, and It ieaded iom
such (startling arraignment aa that of
Prof. Irving Flatter to make us realize
that "the proper study of mankind 18
man." Prof. Fisher, In bla report on
national vitality, lta wastes and con
servation, prepared for the committee
of one hundred on national health,
concludes that at all times there are
in the United Statea 3,000,000 persons
seriously 115, of whom 500,000 are con
sumptives, and he assures us that fully
one-half of this illness- la absolutely
preventable. At his modest estimate
of $ 1,700 for each life lost, and $700
for each adult' average earnings, the
economic gain for one year through
prevention would be more than one
and one-half.blllions of dollars.
The thoughtless reply will be that
no one gets sick on purpose, and there
will be a ready skepticism again the
assertion that sickness is so largely
preventable. But the Inquiry of the
committee has been a most exhaustive
one, and its researches show that at
least fifteen years could be added to
the average of human life In the United
States by dlser.se prevention, more than
one-half of which would come from the
gain made over tubercu'.asls, typhoid
and five other maladies that thrive so
uitlly now simply because we neglect
to supply ourselves with purer air,
water and milk.
These are the three great sources
of pollution of the human body, and
It would seem as though, when con
fronted by the evidence collated by
Prof. Fisher, every American would
appoint himself a committee of one
to set about insuring safeguards In
these three particulars. Yet, knowing
the dangers, we recklessly court dis
ease, and only In the actual presence
of an epidemic do we bestir ourselves
to effective work.
The progress of medical men, of
health boards and of similar agencies
for the conservation of national vital
ity is necessarily slow, but we are as
sured that with united effort the gains
that now require a century or more
could be obtained In a generation. The
old Impression 'that there is an Iron
law of mortality proves to be a myth.
Wherever medical and sanitary science
has been developed into Us highest
state of efficiency there man lives long
est and is freest from sickness while
he lives. ' India, most reckless of na
tions as regards cleanliness and care
fulness In health and hygiene, is sta
tionary in its average duration of life,
which Is less than twenty-five years.
In Sweden the average is fifty years.
Europe has shown considerable gains,
with Qermany the most shining mark
In advance. Massachusetts has set a
fair, example to the rest of the United
States by lengthening life at a rate
about one-half that of Garmany s gain.
The good already accomplished b?
the strict application of -sanitary
science and preventive tri
should be an, incentive for moredn
certed effort. It is evident that ihumai
life can be both lengthened bA,
strengthened. The natural alda ttf'that
process are recapitulated by the com
mittee of one hundred: Medical In
vestigation and practice, school and
factory hygiene, restriction, of labor of
women and children, education of the
public to '.he imperative need of public
and private hygiene, and fuller effici
ency In municipal, state and . national
The Wife at Home. '.
While we all are cheering along the
line for the president in hia swing
round the circle, let us pause for a
moment and render thoughtful homage
to the wife at home. Columns have
bten devoted dally, and very properly,
to the Journeys and speeches of the
chief magistrate, but as unobtrusively
as the chronicling of a minor chord ia
the court circular column of a Loudon
paper the American Journals insert a
tiny paragraph telling of 6ne day's
doings of the first lady of the land.
We read that she went down to the
speedway to hear a concert by the
cavalry band, that she did a little
shopping in town and three or four
lines are devoted to chronicling the
fact that every morning Mrs. Taft goes
out, either for a walk or to shop, and
ia the afternoon for a drive, indicating
full restoration to health.
One of the happiest features of the
nomination of Mr. Tafi for the presi
dency was the little incident attending
the conveying of the newa to him and
his wife. "Oh, Will," she gasped, and
in reading of the circumstance every
man and. every woman In the Jand
could picture the eager Joy that an!
mated her face with the utterance. The
simple homeliness of th phrase made
It a term of endearment In the hearts
of the people, and established a bond
cf human sympathy at large. When
Mrs, Taft'a health was reported as fail
ing ' the train conveying her to the
summer home was greeted everywhere
with the silent courtesy of deep feel
ing, and her condition was watched
anxiously by the nation until assurance
waa given that it had greatly improved
and would toon be completely restored.
The general gratification over her re
covery contributed its generous share
to the Jubilation attending the presi
dent's departure and bis Journey in its
early stages, but as ho gradually drew
the eyes of the nation westward both
family aid official life at Washington
wera largely lost sight of by the public.
It ia therefor meet that bow while the
president 1 on hi homerard 'way our
carefree and demonstrative American
people pause for a' moment - ia the
swinging of 'our hats, and," with those
hats placed respectfully over our hearts
in the gallant style of the southland
now entertaining the prealdeiit, pay a
sincere and graceful tribute to her who
must view his tour from a distance
and who patiently awaits his return.
The wife at home, busy with her
normal cares. Is never so occupied but
her heart is with the absent. The old
sea captain In one of Mark Twain's
stories in his "Idle Notes of a Rambling
Excursion" has well depicted the need
for solicitude, not for tho mariner on
the deep, but for his helpmate on
shore, thinking constantly of his wel
fare, praying steadfastly for his safe
home-coming, mayhap bearing hint
children in bis absence and he not by
to hearten her. The wife at home is
the silent and the inconspicuous one,
always, in every walk of life. As we
acclaim the hero, though never so
worthy a one as he, let us also main
tain an inward reverence and occasion
ally give it outward manifestation for
the silent and loyal women who also
serve though they only watch faith
fully over the household of the way
farer in his "absence and long prayer
fully for his home-coming.
Making1 Men of the Boys.
In the plea of the American Fed
eration of Labor for both night and
day schools of manual training for the
children of wage earners, la evidenced
another measure of the current
though for making real men of the
boys. Alf through the country the
manual training idea has grown, and
in Its promulgation the educators have
made this the keynote of their advice
to the youthful students: "Boys,
make ready to go out into the world
to. do a man's work."
It is the native desire of most boys
to do things, to accomplish results
that show. The normal boy does not
believe a thing worth while unless he
sees the practical demonstration of
hia vision. He wants to make, to pro
duce, and in the manual training
school he has the opportunity to culti
vate his bent. The skilled artisan In
any line Is sure of a share in the
world's usefulness. And In the devel
opment of the practical field the arti
san has Just as groat opportunity for
tho cultivation of good morals and
ethics and Just as great a need for
those that he cultivates as In the pro
fessions where skilled handicraft Is
All who have followed the career
of manual training students, whether
they have gone into a trade or Into
the professions of engineering of elec
tricity, or ultimately engaged in some
other, calling where the tools handled
are mental Instead of physical, are en
thusiastic for the spread of the man
ual training gospel, and since this
training has been recognized to be
such a serviceable accomplishment
the large citlea have built great mod
ern high schools devoted exclusively
to manual courses. Trade schools
with both day and , night classes are
already in existence in -a small way
forHhose unfortunate youth who have
tec help in the support of families, and
jjllie Federation plan la merely the ap
plication, Ot. mis iraae bcuooi iue o
axlargor and broader plane.
1 ,H QmAha at a Climber.
Strangera.who see Omaha for the
first time regard it as almost Incredi
ble that our city began Its career only
fifty-five years ago and has been able
to chow such a substantial growth In
that relatively short period of time.
Omaha has been a climber from the
start, although lta rate of progress has
been by no mean the same aa at all
Omaha' original prosperity grew
from the fact that it was the gateway
to the overland trail.
Its second era of expansion cam
with the completion of the Union Pa
cific railroad, opening up continuous
steam transportation from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, with Omaha a the mld-
contlnent transfer point.
The third climb came coincident
with what waa known as the boom
days of the later '80s, which subsided
with the subsequent drouth year and
the panic of 1893.
Omaha' present upward movement
began with the Transmississippl expo
sition of 1898, and has continued
steadily . with such a momentum that
did not permit it to stop eveu for the
financial disturbance of 1907.
Omaua is climbing right along on
the ladder of population, wealth, ma
terial prosperity, culture and civic
righteousness. In every direction
which makes for a city of self-sustain
ing and contented people sharing In
the good things of life, Omaha chal
lenge comparison and Invites atten
tion to the promising conditions that
point to still better things for the
Photographing the Invisible.
Since the daya when the instantane
ous photograph first showed an in
credulous world the grotesque motion
of the race horse la flight, and estab
lished the fact that there could not be
tuch a thing as 'exactly a dead heat,
the camera has accomplished such
wonders that we have almost ceased to
marvel. The nickel show has made us
Indifferent to what a very few years
ago waa one of ,-e wonders of the age,
the moving picture. And now the mov
ing- picture has been cultivated Into
one of the marvels of the scientific
world, the ballistic klncmatograph, by
means of which the old-style moving
picture seems relegated into the sta
tlonary class, much as the canal boat
compares with the ocean greyhound.
This achievement of the camera
enables man to see what hitherto has
been invisible, for Prof. Krans, the In
ventor of the device, la able to take
absolutely dear photographs, singly
ia silhouette, la the Inconceivable flash
of time represented by tho terra one
ten-mllllos'.h of a second. The most
rapid movement of nature or the swift
est artlL'ce of man can thus be recorded
for the purpose of close scientific study.
Prof. Krans's mechanism works so
speedily that, allowing for the working
of shutter and the shifting, of film,
5,000 separate and distinct pictures of
a moving object can be taken In a
single second. This compares with an
average of fifty per second in the ordi
nary moving picture outfit.
This miraculously delicate instru
ment is bound to be of great service in
the prosecution of scientific study of
natural phenomena. The observer In
lent on a surgical operation or a mili
tary problem now may have an In
valuable aid to dissect the mysteries
hitherto hidden. The swiftest moving
phenomenon known may be put on
record, whether It be the soaring of
an insect whose wings vibrate invisi
bly, the whirl of a wheel, the flight of
a bullet or the destruction of a target
by projectile or of matter by explosive.
The fleetest of moving objects will be
caught as if at standstill and problems
that have been too deep for military
men, for surgeons and experts In other
fields are brought within the possibility
A world callous to Its defects should
be grateful that the University of Chi
cago exists to wake It to its errors. A
professor of that institution now shows
us that every school boy Is committing
terrible historic blunder when he
spouts the old standby, "The Burial of
Sir John Moore." It seems that, ac
cording to the profespor's research, the
line, "We buried him darkly at dead of
ight," should read, "We burled him
brightly in broad daylight," the hour
being 8 o'clock, to be exact. It is sad
to think how many boys have grown up
with this error fixed in their minds by
their early elocutionary efforts, but
how comforting It Is to realize that a
Chicago professor' can be depended
upon to set these matters right, ' re
model our early but mistaken faiths,
adjust our scriptures and our litera
ture and demonstrate that while the
busy old workaday world may be
wrong. It will in time be set back on
the right track.
Those who believe a Central Ameri
can revolution has no far-reaching ln-
uence will please note that because of
the Nicaraguan affair the diplomats
from the zone of revolutionary activi
ties were compelled to stay in Wash
ington and. forego a fine banquet ar
ranged for them in St. Louis. And all
the glad-hand oratory of Missouri had
to be dumped overboard, thereby clog
ging the river channel more than eVer.
Now Central America will have to get
along without Its Share of that Missis
sippi waterways demonstration and all
because of. the, obstinacy of little old
Nicaragua.. ..: c ; ..
The antt-clericals in Spain will hail
with approval tn( declaration of . the
new cabinet that, religious orders en
gaged in Industries are to be subjected
to the opWrtltlons of the common law.
This $! a'.JlbeBlnning similar to that
made j.a ,, France, preliminary to the
abolition of the religious orders, but
Spain IS1 not likely to attempt to carry
the an'tl-clerleal policy to such ex
treme. . If the new ministry la sincere
In lta announcement of a policy of
pacification and liberty, the revolu
tionaries may consider that the execu
tion of Ferrer already has borne some
It la shown in the campaign figures
In New York that Tammany Is blamed
for reckless bond Ishuss Increasing the
city's Interest bill nearly two million a
year. Tammany's ability to spend
money ha never been denied, even ia
the wigwam, and the tiger contem
plates adding more velvet to hi paw
by electing a board of estimate and ap
portionment which shall control the
spending of one billion dollar In the
next four years, whether Gaynor win
the mayoralty or not. With Tammany
it' a case of get Gaynor if you can,
but in any -event get gain.
It does seem as though the proposed
memorial to former P.eeldent Cleve
land ought to be erected at some point
more accessible to the public than
Princeton. Princeton 1 a very charm
ing place, and those who have occasion
to visit it will naturally give a rever
ential thought in passing to the old
Cleveland home, which Ought to be
sufficient memorial there. The public
monument to be erected deserves a
foundation In the main channel of
travel, whereas Princeton Is a byway
on a branch road.
A judge of the supreme court ought
to have a scrupulous regard for the
sanctity of an oath. What do you
think of a man who, although an tin
compromising democrat all his life,
would subscribe to a sworn declaration
that he affiliates with the populist
party in order to get populist votes by
false pretenses? That 1 what every
one of the fake nonpartisan candidates
on the democratic ticket has done.
"Unmarred by a touch of remorse.
This comment by Diaz on Taft la as
happy and as deserved a complimect
a could possibly be applied to the
president. A man's record Is usually
written la his face, and It la a great
thing to be able to show to the world
a countenance stamped with a high
consciousness of duty done, with no
occasion for compunction.
Governor Shallenberger has gone
out of bis way to say that he would
rather meet the women of the Women's
Christian Temperance union than the
president of the United States. Presi
dent lft would doubtless have the
same preference with reference to
Rome Comnnt oa VaktMki'i
Lately Disappeared law aad
th Balls ef the Court
Be Fatleat, Governor.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Oovernor Shallenbergr's irate protest
against the federal court decision annul
In the Nebraska guaranty bank deposit
law does not alter the legal situation,
hut It reveals the exasperation of Mr.
Bryan 'followers. The state courts, rn
their opinion, would probably sustain the
law; and their feeling Is deep that any-'
thing having Mr. Bryan's name associ
ated with It In prejudiced by that fact
alone, in the federal Judiciary. There la
still a chance, however, that this feeling
will be modified, for the United States
supreme court will have the final word.
Even Governor Shallenberger should cul
tivate a serenity of spirit and abundant
Two judges of the federal court in Ne
braska have declared the deposit guar
anty law of the state unconstitutional
because it deprive cltlsens of property,
without due process of law, by forcing
banking corporations to contribute to
an Indemnity fund for losses for which
they are In no way responsible. Between
the judicial interpretation of constitu
tional law and the actual experience of
bankers with the working of the scheme,
the popularity of the deposit guarantee
Is doomed to wane. The aort of bank
guarantee which la needed is that regula
tion and supervision which prevents
losses, not simply a pool which provides
an Indemnity for limes.
At all events, the subject (deposit guar
anty) is an experiment, and anything that
will bring In a decision from our highest
court will be helpful. We are not to
forget also that the whole bank austlon
In this country la up for discussion. Some
reform Is recognlaed as essential, but about
what it shall be there Is already great ois
pute. It seems likely, or at least we may
hope, that whatever may come we thall
have the government put out of the bank
ing business and the system of a forced
loan by fiat treasury notes abandoned,
That In Itself would be a great victory. But
the principle of guaranty of deposits Is by
no means settled. There Is a growing feel
ing that the general deposits of the small
man should be as secure as those of the
government or some great special Interest.
Perhaps the guaranty decision may syn
chronize with the adoption of a new bank
ing system. In both directions we see signs
of progress. It can not be possible for
ever to keep a great nation like ours under
so crude and unsatisfactory a currency
system as that which has long prevailed.
Some day we shall attain to at least
nearer approach to a scientific system of
banking and currency that will make out
notes the equal In credit of any in the
The Idea of furnishing a guarantee for
bank deposits is one of those crude, half
baked, ill-dtgested notions In which the
popullstlc west Is so prolific. A bank de
posit is a debt like any other and there is
no more reason why It should be guaran
teed by law than there Is in the case of any
other kind of indebtedness. It Is all very
well for the government, state or national,
aa the case may be, to exercise a watchful
supervision over bank management and to
afford the public a proper protection agalr.s .
the Incompetency' or fraud of those by
whom banking establishments are con
ducted, as far. Indeed, as It can go with
substantial and beneficial results.
To require solvent banks to pay the
debts of the insolvent la to place a prem
ium on bad banking of every kind and at
the same time to penalize the Institutions
whose business Is conducted honestly and
on sound principles. It Is to deprive the
good bank of the reward which should
go with merit by lessening the incentive to
discrimination on the part of the depositor.
If the law which doea that is set aside by
the supreme court everyone except the
demagogue will be benefited.
A Constitutional Test,
Thia, while directed at the statute of a
single state will. If sustained, be equally
operative against the statute of all the
states which have adopted the same prin
ciple in their legislation. It will bring the
question before tfie federal supreme court
on an Issue of national Importance. Parties
are divided on it and economists are In
the main against the principle en which
the guaranty law la based. It is a piece
of experimental legislation which la sure
to be widely adopted if It works well In
the statea that have adopted It blindly in
advance of Its experimental working. It
is a good thing to have its relation to
the federal constitution threshed out and
settled early. It may take some time
to demonstrate convincingly Its economical
unsoundness. If it is also unconstitutional
It will not be necessary to push the other
and perhaps painful teat to the bitter end.
The failure of the Columbia bank. In
Oklahoma City, with $3,000,000 deposits and
only (213,000 In the bank and 138,000 In the
state guaranty fund to pay the depositors.
promised to give the new system a severe
trial In Oklahoma. Would the other banks
sand that big assessment which the deficit
called for? The test, however, was not
made. The stockholders of the bank cam
forward with fresh contributions and other
expedients were adopted so that tho bank
waa able to resume and the Oklahoma
guaranty law is denied for a time the test
of judicial review.
In Kansas the guaranty law was adopted
and at the present time most of the bantu
In the state are Joined in an action now
proceeding in the United States court to
enjoin the enforcement of the guaranties.
The Nebraska decision, just rendered by
United Statea Judges Vandeventer and
Munger, will bring the law to a constitu
tional test for all the states. Its ex
pediency, safety and economic propriety
and soundness will still remain open ques
tions to be determined by each state's
reference should the supreme court hold
that the federal constitution Is not vio
lated by this pooling of bank liabilities, go
that each bank la responsible to the de
positors in every other bank as well aa to
To the Credit Aecoant.
For centuries Asia and Kurope had aa
account with America on which most of
the entries were, debit. Our religions, our
theologies, our aesthetle and literary ideals
and artista, our social models were all im
ported. Now the export trad has act in,
and Itema on the credit aide of th ledger
begin to appear. Japan, China and India
Imitate us in education and industry. The
Anglican Church congress la forced to take
account. of Christian Science and psycho
therapy. A Nebraska scholar enlarges
England's knowledge of Shakespear.
American artists' pictures are booght foi
European national collections. And now
Paris Is to have opera under American
In the opinion of the Washington Star
the fart that Oevernor J ml son Harmon of
Ohio once wrote a poem dnes not neces
sarily disqualify him for the White honne.
John Qnlncy Adams dropped into poetry;
so did Abraham Lincoln.
Mrs. IVwey C. Bnllcy. president of the
Denver Woman's club, haa been Indorsed
by the State Woman's club of Colorado
for the nomination for congress In the
first district. Mrs. Bailey Is the wife of
the United States marshal of Colorado.
In Donald Johnson, a Centervllle (Wis.)
lad. born with one arm, Paderewskl, the
celebrated pianist, believes he has found
a genius who will bocom world-famed.
The lad will oon leave for New York and
Switzerland, where he will be educated
musically at the expense of Paderewskl.
Iuls Nlcolovlnn, 97 years old. and for
fifty-two years cashier and office manager
for a New York firm, has been pensioned.
In more than half a century he haa been
away from the office only 14 days, and
he told his associates that he disliked to
see Sunday come because It Interrupted
A New Yorker who subscribed for a ff,600
de luxe edition of Theodore Roosevelt a
complete works. Is now in the courts con
tending that they are not worth the price,
and demanding some sort of satisfaction.
So far the only satisfaction he haa had
la a remark from Judge Truax that a man
who would pay that price even for Mr.
Roosevelt's works must be an Incompetent.
A RAILROAD RATK COVRT.
Necessary Mean of Making; Regula
. Boston Herald.
It may be stated, not simply aa a predic
tion, but with a degree of authority, thai
one step In the reorganization of the gov
ernment forces in control of Interstate com
merce will "be the establishment of a rail
road rate court for the adjudication of
causes arising out of rat and traffic
disputes. 6uch a tribunal would be formed
on lines similar to those of the tariff court
created at the last session of congress.
Appeal to the supreme court could not be
denied, but by th speclallxtlon of busi
ness decision In railroad cases would be
expedited, and It la reasonable to suppose
that a body of railroad law might be
created which would render appeals to the
supreme court Infrequent and unnecessary.
Organization of such a court would leavt
to the Interstate Commerce commission, or
its successor whatever title It might bear
the duties of administration and Investi
gation. It might properly be the agent ef
the people In the prosecution of alleged
violation of the law, and the separation
Of the offices of prosecutor and Judge
would be desirable. The onsensua ot
opinion among railroad managers la in
favor of the creation of such a court. Their
attitude doea not Involve criticism of the
present personnel of the Interstate Com
merce commission, but is rather a criti
cism of a system which now places on the
commission an impossible task. Under th
existing system no important issue is de
cided by the Interstate Commerce con
mission without subsequent appeal to the
courts, and it Is argued that ty removing
the Judicial power from the commission
and placing It In th hand of a railroad
court the process of adjudication might be
simplified, to. the advantage of the rail
roads and of shippers aa well. The com
mission at present Is overworked. Its ln
qulsltoralal and administrative duties are
sufficient to occupy all the time of its
organization. If federal regulation of Inter
state commerce la to be continued which
Is not a matter of argument It must be
made effective. And In order to be ef
fective there must be radical reorganization ,
of its processes,' which heretofore have
largely been experimental and which have
demonstrated many serious defects.
Where Ike Tronble Lies,
The head of the Packers' association says
there can be no cheaper meats unless the
raising of cattle shall Increase greatly.
But the Department of Agrlcultu. . iays
that the number of cattle, ether than milk
cows, haa Increased 63 per cent in ton
years. Population has not Increased more
than 20 per cent. It Is not the lack ot
cattle that ia the trouble, but the lack ot
It remained for Congressman Scott of
Kansas to discover the real reason why
Roosevelt went to Africa. Scott says "he
fled to let th storm raised by hia nils
Judgment die away." Mr. Scott shouldn't
think eo hard. It may give him a head
ache. Can't Shaka the Dane.
the Danes show a very perverse spirit.
Every fresh steamer from Greenland to
Copenhagen brings additional reports that
the Eskimos say that Dr. Cook reached the
pole. That Is not the way to finish an
Imposter. And It Is not polite to Mr. Peary.
A Shtalagr Example.
Wall Street Journal.
The United States patent office pays it
running expenses and has a surplus over.
Aa thej-e la no patent on lta methods other
governmental offices and departments
might use them to good advantage.
fit Tea Itlmaelf Away.
Charles B. Magoon, recently provisional
governor of Cuba, mentioned for minister
to China, refuses to dlcus the matter.
Ha! a diplomat!
The Most Modern Flour Mill
j THE FLOURS
3 Bimmi .
Why worry along with ordinary
MKKT1MJ F Till! ritKMnr.T,
lanlf Irnnre , of the t li h cf ,n,
ll.'tml on the IV 1 l.rntui l
The lorp Jourvey undertaken lv iresi
Cent T'Ipz to the northern Imrd.-v for lh.
purpo;e of mooting Pr-sldrnt Tuft his h.vl
some results which cann.it but ho consid
ered hlKhlv hen, fiolal, bev-iMSe romnlie
of a patriotic and national snlilt Hmomr
the girnt crowds who turned o'lt to K', (
the chief executive. Theso t!iro;i'. have
hown respect, mlrtirled with - a. slnceie
cordiality, to the fatuous sutesman whose
personality waa to tliem unfamiliar, but
whose achievements in he admlnlhlratlvt
field ate known to all Mexicans. Th
spontaneous manifestations of good will
with which the presence, of the head of the
nation war hailed nirnt have been most
gratifying to General Dlnz. and !-e will
icturn to the federal capital assured of
the Icyallt) of the pi. tin poopl- of tli,-v-rorth.
President Taft'a Ioiir Journey loionKi,
mar.y states of the American union lias
been attended by tumllnr domon.ifnitlons
of respect and good will. Ho was so much
Impressed with tli welccmo given him by
his fellow citizens that In a 5pcccli deliv
ered In North Yakima, state of Wtmliln.
ton, he expressed hia conviction tl :it tt,,.
citizens of the great republic h;u at last
achlevtd a common Amertcaulsni-a na
tional citlzonship free of the provlncml
prejudices and misunderstandings of sec
tionalism and political antnponisins.
May we not attribute. In part, this rise
of a genuinely national sentiment lti tho
United States to the wide circulation of
good newspapers, mostly of an Independ
ent character, and printing all die news
without concealments or tumperlngs? The
powerful Influence of such a praa canuot
be easily exaggerated. It Is Inevitable that
good newspapers, giving the news of the
nation and the world at large, should do
much to batter down the walls of provinc
ialism. Then we must take into account modern
facilities for travel which enable, the aver
age man to Journey over his own country
and ao become Interested, by personal ob
servation. In distant regions. This ob
servation might also be made of the Mexi
can people who are traveling vastly more
than was the case before the building of
the trunk Hue railways. They do not as
yet travel aa frequently, for study and
comparison, as do Americana In their own
country, but they are Journeying more '
and more as the years go by. They come
In greater numbers than they did tun years
ago to visit the national capital, and this
alda tho growth of the natlonl cprllt.'
It la good for presidents and the itjfule
to go about and see Chiracs; it Is an edu
cative process and makes for a wider
"I can tell you how to do everything,"
advertised the fortune teller.
"Aha!' exclaimed the seeker. "Can you
tell me how I can boss my wife?"
"I can," said the weird sister, "but It
will do you but little good. l:a won't al
low you to try it." Cleveland Leader.
"What have you against John D. Rocke
feller?" "What have I against him? Why, he
kept me from being a rich man."
"Never let me In on the. ground floor of
a single one of hia deals." Cleveland
"I want a Utile advice from you about
going Into politics."
"There's only one piece of advice I can
give you," answered Senator .SurghuiK,
"and that la never to glv. advice." Wash
ington Star. . ' ', ;
"What became of Smith?''
"Poor devil! II worked himself to
"Indeed? And 'what bscame-of tits ohum,
"Sad case! He was, so Jaz." that he died
In poverty." Cleveland Leader.
"Have you read !abo'ut tho English
suffragettes staivlng themselves to the
point of emaciation.
"I didn't suppose they cared anything
about this atralght-line fad," Kansas! City
Irate Caller Your paper accused me this
morning oi running over a man with my
motorcycle. It Isn't true. It waa an auto
mobile. Kdltor Well, what'a the difference?
Irate Caller The difference? About JKiO!
"There is one thing which strikes me as
funny about this explorer business."
"What is It?"
"That there should be so much hot air
tbout the North pole, whe n the public
would be cold about a trip to the Equa
tor." Baltimore American. .
"I suppowe," said the curious man to the
customs Inspector, "that you can tell by
a man's face whether tie Is a smuggler or
The officer shook his head.
"I can tell a good deal better by his pad
ding," he replied, as he tapped an Incom
ing citizen sharply on his bulging chest.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
jJi-LJi UAH in.
Arthur Chapman In Denver Republican.
I've talked a while with the engineer
The chap who's doln' my old time tricka.
Except that he runs on a track tlmt's clear.
While I drove the overland coach and Mix
A coach and six across that plain
That now flies past in the window pane.
This chap haa a throttle in his band,
And there's never a ticklish turn to Btcer;
I held the ribbons, understand.
And a shotgun always rested near;
No headlights gleamed on the fnint, rou h
Whan I was the one who carried mall.
The engineer sits aa warm as toast.
As he perches high on his Iron boss,
And many's the time I've looked the ghost
When the norther swept the plains
That endless, pitiless, frozen plain
That whizaes past , through the window
'in the whole west is the new Mane
plant making 10,000 barrels of flour
a week the home of Nebraska's fin
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Sunkist flour ia milled from sound,
aweet wheat the very choicest grown.
The higher cost of our wheat is oEfset
by the lower cost of manufacture in
our splendid new milL
Sunkist flour makes better bread
more loaves to the tack-yet costs
you no more.
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