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TIIE BEE: OMAHA,
Tiie Omaha Daily Beej
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STATEMENT Of OTRt?lTl.AT10N.
Stat of Nebraska, Doraglaa County, aa.:
Ceorr B. Taerhtsrk. trewmirer of The Re
Publishing Company, being dnr sworn,
ear that tha actual nnmhrr of frill and
eomnjet noptea of The Dwlty. Morning.
Evening and Hantlay FW printed during
tha month of Otober. 1" was as follows
1 46XAS0 U....44S44 t 41.T90
I.... 43.088 It et.lBO S . . .43.4M
S 40,600 14 41X0 ! 4030
4 43,640 It 4Sl,aO it. ...41390
.M.810 !..., 3Jj60 ! 41390
... .43,430 17 4O.BO0 11 . . . .4aj80
7.... 43.470 I.... 43,450 I 43.910
K 43,310 ;j....400 2 43300
( 43,860 36....433S0 JO. ...43,070
10 40,300 11. ...43,060 31 40300
Returned copure 3,370
Nat total 133370
I'ally avra- 41,731
OBOROK B. TZWHUCK.
Mubarrtbad In my presence and aworn to
I efor ma thla lat day of November, UKW.
taL) M. P. WALKER,
kMTlkrra 1T1M; tk aitr .
rj-llr akaala kmri Tha Baa
tallad ta the-aa. AaMra will he
eh-4 aa aftaa aa a.
Perhtpg the Aitor yacht has entered
that suppressed docket.
The Department of Agriculture Is
assuredly giving that disputed flour
When Mayor "Jim" returns from
Kxcelslor Springs ha will find the lid
Just where be left It.
' The snap of that budget wishbone
will be heard all over the United King
dom whichever side It falls.
If Ig's excuse is that he was tired
when he wrote that abusive brief, won
der what he would call himself now?
The report that Colonel Astor had
anchored at San Juan may have arisen
from similarity of the name to Don
American millions are transforming
those celebrated castles in Spain from
the realm of dreams to the world of
President Winchell of the Rock
Island evidently wishes it distinctly
understood that on that rock he stands
is. firm as Gibraltar.
It Is said that the first automobile
only whets the appetite for another.
Ptrhaps this rule applies also to the
automobile police patrol.
While the girls at Vassar are forbid
den to practice hypnotism, they may be
depended upon to find ways of casting
pells, over their admirers.
Those ancient enemies who used to
. hold Mr. Loob up to ridicule are bound
to admit that all the time he had a
laugh of his own up his sleeve.
Japan appears to be finding religious
tolerance and compulsory education a
roncrete foundation for the superstruc
ture of civilization and progress.
Omaha is to be again bombarded
evangelically by Rev. B. Fay Mills, but
It is to be noted that he is fortifying
himself by tackling Lincoln first.
Hungry Germany Is not turning her
nose quite so high against American
pork. Looks as though the market
were coming to the little pig that
Htayed at home.
The woman who was knocked out
by an automobile at Akron may find
some satisfaction In boasting to her
friends that it contained the largest
uollectlon of champion sports ever de
fied by her sex.
The Initial payment under the uew
occupation tax imposed upon the pub
lic service corporations for use of
Omaha's streets becomes due the first
of the coming month. We shall then
see what we shall see.
The, democratic papers seem to as
sume that the conferences between Mr.
Brysa and four democratic politicians
hav already settled the contents of
the next state platform to be put out
by Nebraska democrats. Let the po
In the reunion of the "mikes" the
ma a who lost the most money is con
eeded the place of honor. According
to the rules each "mike" expected to
skin the other fellow out of several
limes of what he lihimelf lowt it's a
Lincoln. Is . still wrestling witu the
au-calltd social clubs that dispense
booxe without license and without ob-.
nervance of any of the reflations pre
scribed by law. Lincoln, however,
till boaats that it Is the driest dry
town on the man
Oar Duty in Nicaragua.
Two Important offices seem to press
for our Immediate attention in Nicar
agua, the emphatic impress upon the
nations that we are determined to pro
tect our citizens abroad, and the safety
of our Interests in Central America,
whatever the vicissitudes of unstable
The time Is ripe for emphasizing
that we meant what we said when we
announced that no unusual or Inhuman
punishment upon any of our citizens in
foreign lands would be tolerated, but
that they must have fair treatment ac
cording to all the accepted rules of
civilized nations. The execution of
Cannon and Groce, two Americans,
seems to have been at the personal di
rection of President Zelaya In direct
disregard of the advice of his chief as
sociates. He has been venomously
anti-American in his dictatorial admin
istration, and by his unwarrantable
savagery toward two of our citizens,
even though accused Of being actually
in league with the revolutionists, he
has put himself In open antagonism to
the United States.
The American people will be a unit
in sustaining President Taft and his
administration in the most active and
effective measures to put a summary
end to such denial of the rights of our
cltlzenB. Every American should have
absolute security against mistreatment
wherever he may be, and Central
America must be made to realize that
we will not continue on friendly rela
tions with a government that perpe
trates or la unable to prevent, such
Education and the Soil.
One of the popular fallacies that is
rapidly losing ground is the idea that
anyone with no previous training or
experience can be a successful farmer,
and one of the chief agencies of en
lightment is the government bureau of
soils. This useful adjunct of the De
partment of Agriculture Is rapidly com
pleting Its investigations of the actual
values and needs of the earth in var
ious parts of the west, and its reports
will constitute a valuable compendium
for those already engaged in agricul
ture or about to embark in it.
The government has risen to the
need of demonstrating that the day of
hap-hazard scratching of the sur
face of the earth is passed, and that
for most successful results, practical
training If not thorough scientific edu
cation is needed. It is the aim of the
bureau of soils to establish accurately
the nutrition values of the earth in
varying sections for producing the
greatest abundance of suitable crops,
and with such a definite basis to help
the husbandman proceed with greater
certainty toward his goal of achieve-,
ment. This sort of official knowledge
is sure to enable man to make many
blades of grass or grain grow where
few or none grew before, for its na
tural development will be the intelli
gent cultivation of every arable acre
of land that can be made to yield a
Progress at Panama. ' ;
When Uncle Sam is well warmed up
to any particular task, he develops a
passion for getting it done, and this
passion is demonstrated in the annual
review of the work at Panama. How
thoroughly and energetically the con
struction of the canal is being pushed
Is revealed in the fact that the army
of men at work has become larger than
the enlisted strength of the United
States Infantry. The records show a
most gratifying progress, not only in
actual construction, but also in
methods of administration, so that the
remaining work seems likely to be ex
pedited because of the wise adoption
of the lessons of previous experience.
The element of cost hus advanced
as was perhaps to be expected In the
case of such a sick infant's progress
into the career of a lusty and growing
child. Uncle Sam finds himself exactly
in the attitude of the loyal father of a
young hopeful. The expense of such
an infant prodigy is always a matter
of experiment 'and the ability of the
parent to pay. This particular Infant
started out in life as a sort of hot
house child and though the incubator
stage has been successfully passed, it
has cost a tremendous lot of dollars,
while the capacity developed by the
youngster is still amazing and the limit
of his appetite Is largely a matter of
guesswork. One of the factors of cost
Is the Item that we are paying for the
evil reputation that the isthumus had
acquired, compelling us to give a large
bonus to all labor, even after our con
trol has made the canal belt a health
zone. The main thing is to get the
canal In operation, a consummation to
which every energy is being applied.
Control of the Wires.
in connection with the announce
ment of the big merger of telephone
and telegraph lines, It is interesting to
note that a bill is already in prepara
tion at Washington for a form of fed
eral regulation of all the channels of
wire communication. It Is hoped to
accomplish this by congressional stipu
lation that the enlargement of the In
terstate Commerce commission's scope
be made to include telegraph and tele
phone SB common carriers.
Such application of the principles of
regulation as now govern Interstate
traffic on the railroads would enable
through messages on the wires to be
routed exactly as through freight or
express Is routed, each line being com
pelled to make connection with inde
pendent lines, and at rates to be fixed
on some uniform basis. This is a large
undertaking, and before the Measure
Is' presented to the bouse It is bound
to unrtrrgo the closest scrutiny and re
vision. The many ramlfler.tU ns of the
telephone present a complex problem
for government supervision of mes
sage transmission except under actual
Droachlng the plan, however, may
lead to definite reform. The Intro
duction of the bill Is Likely to precipi
tate consummation of the merger plan,
If not to extend It beyond Its original
Intent. Whether that merger will
ultimately stand In the face of the
Standard Oil decision remains to be
seen after the supreme court has
uttered Its final ruling, but In the
meantime the merger of the wire In
terests Is evidently proceeding apace.
There Is grave doubt whether the
Interstate Commerce commission is not
about to be confronted with nn over
burdening of its powers, unless the
plan to enlarge those powers and con
stltute a special court to determine its
cases shall be forthwith put Into ef
Oes Moines and the Army Tournament
Des Moines claims already to have
secured an order locating the annual
military tournament for the Depart
ment of the Missouri again In that city.
This Is the tournament for which
Omaha had put in application, and
which, In the natural order of things.
should have come here inasmuch as it
was held In St. Joseph last year and in
Des Moines this year, and the an
nounced policy of the War department
has been to hold the tournament each
Mma at a dlffaront rtltana '
If Des Moines has managed to secure
the tournament a second time in suc
cession it has evidently been brought
about by the exercise of extraordinary
pressure through Congressman Hull,
using to that end all the influence he
wields as chairman of the house com
mittee on military affairs, which has
control of the purse strings so far as
the War department Is concerned. It
is barely possible that the order lo
cating the tournament at Des Moines
Is only tentative and may yet be
changed when the claims of other cities
within the Department of the Missouri
are more fully presented.
We do not believe Omaha should He
down and let Des Moines carry off this
prize year after year without vigorous
protest, particularly in view of the fact
that Omaha yielded to Des Moines for
this year with the tacit, if not express,
understanding that Des Moines would
not be in the way of Omaha's applica
tion for the next tournament. The
thing to do is to put up a good, brisk
fight through our representatives at
Washington, who ought to be able to
make some headway even against the
Des Moines chairman of the house com
mittee on military affairs.
Blessings on the new twin postal
cards! Romanticism has Invaded the
stern old Pont.office department at last,
and some sentimentalist has evolved a
practical scheme for maintaining the
verities. Neither has the agitation of
the woman's rlghters been without
avail, and no longer will the children
coming home from school prattle about
George, with no Joint mention of
Martha. Also, how true to real life,
for with Washington's face on the
original message and Mrs. Washing
ton's on the reply, as ever from those
early Eden days ere epistolary commu
nication was established, the woman
will continue to have the last word.
Once more the burning steamship
presents its lessons of heroism. Since
John Hay's song of Jim Bludso became
an American classic, every pulse has
leaped to read of similar rescues, and
there Is a ready welcome for the nar
rative relating the courage of the cap
tain, the faithfulness of the crew, and
the splendid co-operation of the pas
sengers in the general plan of salvation
from the ill-fated St. Croix. These
realities, so crowded with both spiritual
valor and physical prowess, cannot fall
to be stimulative to all who appreciate
devotion to duty.
Where was our puissant congress
man from this district when the con
gressman representing the Des Moines
district nailed down again for next
year the military tournament for which
Omaha was asking? Was he trying to
prove his former assertion that his
only sphere of official usefulness lies
In distributing gsrrlen seeis?
The city of Omaha is still paying 7
per cent Interest on nearly $500,000
overdue hydrant rental which It owes
to the water company, more than half
of which is in Judgment. Why should
the city be paying out 7 per cent Inter
est wlilie It draws only 2 per cent on
the money it keeps on deposit in the
banks? Thought we had some finan
ciers on the Water boarl.
That inquisitive customs official who
disclosed the price mark of the Jap
anese gift presented to Mr. Taft at
Seattle to be $53.80 Instead of $5,000
bas again demonstrated the unhappy
result ot looking a gift horso in the
Behold the name of Castro again
looming as a fomertter of trouble on
the threshold of an era of good fellow
ship. Christmas comes but once a
year, but Csstro is perenplal.
Now that foot ball has about em
braced Its closed season, the surviving
American youth exult In the open dates
for the deadly coaster. The more
dangerous, the more fun!
Leather Mrloa In tha Maklaat.
Shoe and leather manufacturer from a'l
over the country are. to hold a conference
at Boston on January 14 over the question:
"la there any rood reason why th shoe
and leather Industrie th uld not chare In
the general prosperity of the cr.untry," In
other words, what ran Me do to bring about
hlnher pi ices fur our prod if If
standard Oil rumpnny had a
KTfut truiit did tint brcome known hy lta
varlouH rhaar a of the grow th of the phenomenal nioney-rniklng engine are shown bnlow :
1862 Aadraws, Clark a Co S4.0--0
(This company was formed by Saim.el
Androws. The raplial was furnished by
Jolin 11. Rorkefellor and M. II. Clark.)
1870 Standard Oil Company ... .tl.ouo.OOO
(This company bud ns Its principal stock
holders, John r. Rockefeller, Henry M.
Flagler. Samuel Andrews. S. V. Harkness
and William Rockefeller. ITndrr this or
ganization began the practb-e of ob aln'.ig
rebates from railroads. lally capacity,
18 'J Standard OU Company of
(This company began buying up rival
companies, payilig In cash and Standard
Oil Btock. It took in twenty-one out of
twenty-six Independent refineries In Cleve
land, the dally capacity being 10.(100 barrels.
The company Invaded Pennsylvania.)
16V Li Standard OU Company .. ,$3,1juO,ouO
(This company purchared the works of
Charles I'ratt & Co., invaded Xcw York
and began to extend pipe lines to the
11,82 Standard Oil Trust (70,iki-,0iX)
(Under this were Included thlriy-six
Vast Interest Controlled by Company.
"At tha present time,-' saya Moody's Manual. 1907 edition, a well-known authority
on finance, "there Is controlled by the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, or In Its
Interest, seventy different corporations engaged in producing, purchasing and piping
oil, shipping by railway, refining, manufacturing and selling oil all over the United
States." These seventy corporations are, aa the Manual Klves them, ns follows:
Acme Oil Co.. New York I MM.utM
Amer. L,ubr. Oil Co.. N. Y IUO.OhJ
Angio-Amer. oil Co., ltd, Kng.. b.VW.W)
Art and Refining Co.. Ohio
Atlantlo Kefinim,' Co. Fonn 6.000. eOO
Halilmore linked Oil Co., Mil.. fcOOiu
horne-ticrynmer Co., New Jersey SMO.twO
Huckeye Pipe Line Co., Ohio W.OoU OW
Durtalo Nat. Gaa Fuel Co., N Y 'MM'J
Hush & Denalow Mfg. Co., N. Y.. 30 0 10
Camden Con. Oil Co.. V. Va aJ0 0K)
Chesbro Mfg. Co., New York M,i
Colonial Oil Co., New Jersey 2."K),0K)
Com'l Nat. Gas Co., Pennsylvania lWOiW
Connecting Gas Co., Onto feu.ow
Continental OU Co.. Iowa S 0.00
Crescent Pipe Line Co., l'enn.... 2 000 WO
Cumberland Pipe Line Co., Ken.. l,VtKi,K)
riaetei-n Ohio Oil Cas CO., Ohio.... o.WW
Eclipse Lubricating Oil Co.. Penn
Kureka Pipe Line Co., W. Va...... B.tKOOO
Florence Oil 4c Kenning Co., Col. 60eU0
Franklin pipe Co.. ltd.. Penn M.eO)
Galena Sicnal Oil Co.. Penn 10.0iK)O.D
Oil City Fuel Sup. Co.. Penn.... a.O-.'O.Oi'O
Oswego Manufacturing Ccv., N. Y. bOOK)
Pennsylvania Uas Co.. l'enn 2.0i0.0"0
Pennsylvania Oil Co.. Penn 80.(0)
People's Natural Gas Co.. Penn.. l.Ooj.'KM
Pittsburg Nat. Uas Co., Penn 350.00U,
Payments of the dividends on the Standard company's stock are made quarterly.
There are no bonds or funded debts of any
the company are not reported. Dividends
. 3.W 000
. ll.'W OTiO
. 70 0C0.0U)
. 70.OH X10
$ 3 ir,o.ooo
4.2" 0 0.0
1!S7 70.100 0 0
lto 70.000 0r0
1W 70.000 000
8. 547. 000
loi.l . 70.000 000
IS '2 .'. , 70 000.000
S 547 00.)
INGOTS FOB 10.
Kearney Time: There Is no excuse for
a practicing attorney to become disre
spectful to this, the highest court in the
Lyons Mirror: The supreme nullifler
have debarred Jho Ifon. 1. J. Dunn from
practice In all'' the court of Nebraska.
This ought to make Dunn governor of the
Pender Times: A good strong fine or a
short. JaH sentence ought to have filled the
gap between the honorable court's dignity
and Mr. .Dunn's reckless use of language
in hla. briefs.
Broken Bow F.eacon: Mr. Dunn made
the' speech nominating W. J. Bryan for
president at the Denver convention last,
summer. Perhaps Dunn, like many other
vain mortuls, couldn't stand sudden
growths of prominence,
Beatrice Pits: The fact that I. J. Dunn
mado the chief nominating speech at Den
ver did not warrant him In abusing the
supreme court of Nebraska, and the pen
alty In the shape of disbarment may be
a salutary lesson to him and to others who
might be similarly Inclined.
Columbus Telegram: All men will agree
that the dignity of the court should be
preserved, but bus It come to this, that a
lawyer must be despoiled of his only means
of making a living, simply because he re
fers In a brief to the fact that one of the
supremo Judges know no more about law
than a sheep knows about Sunday?
Valley Enterprise: I. J. Dunn, the at
torney of Omalm, who also poses us a
politician, may now give all his time to
politics. Mr. Dunn gol wiser than tire su
preme court urid severely criticised one of
the Judges with above lesuit. A few more
deserving rebukes like this will be a gentle
reminder to egotistical attorney to keep
Norfolk News: When an attorney as
Burnt to criticise a supreme court de
cision because It happens to go against
him, thus casting reflection upon the high
est Judicl.il body of the commonweal h, it
Is fit and proper that he should be penal
ized, not only because of his offense, but
as a striking examplu which may stand
for others and aid in maintaining a proper
respect for the court.
Waterloo Gazette: The offense of Mr.
Dunn was, according to the decision, abuse
of the court rather than criticism for a I
decision adverse to the city of Omaha, the j
objectionable matter being embodied In a
brief which the assistant attorney had
prepared and filed In the case In support
of a motion for a rehearing. Mr. Dunn
seems to think he has been harshly dealt
with by the court, but the court declare
Alnsworth Star Journal: I. J. Dunn, an
attorney of some prominence, whoso head
b c-me unmercifully swelled because he
was selected to nominate Bryan at Den
ver last year, filed a brif in the supreme
court wherein he used unbecoming lan
guage. 11 was cited to appear and an
swer for centempt. In his appearance he
showed that hi head was still swelled out
of all proportion. As a result ha ha been
disbarred Indefinitely. Good. Maybe, now,
the swelling will subside a little.
Grand Island Independent: The man
who nominated W. J. Bryan at Denver
and who Is quite an orator and rhetorician,
let go of loo much steam In a brief di
rected to the supreme court In which, as
the court view It, he abused members of
the court, not criticised them, and then
failed to show any regard for the dignity
of the bench by a pioper explanation or
apology. The disbarment Is for an lu
ll tf nile time and refer to all stat courts.
It la believed that brief are going to be
a bit more genteel In the future.
I onvcruilo or Art lout
New that the limelight Is busy with a
war cloud. It is to be hoped that those
eriaae..d In controversy will bury all dlf
fi ren t and rise as one man in Vehement
conversation agiiiil Nicaragua
Roo. - 1-Hrall
modetft bPrlnnltiB In 18fi?, although the now
rresent nan-.e until eight ypars latr. The
companies In Ohio, Pennsylvania. West
Vlrgtna. Maryland. New York and New
Jersey. Hi cans, of adverse b glslnilon this
company practically dissolved In l, but
the men who had been the former trust es
still held the majority of stock In all th
companies in the trust, so in effe.t there
was no vl;al change in the status of tue
1L9L Standard OU Company of
If aw Jersey 110,000,000
(This company was formed after the
trust had been ilrlven from Ohio, and did
not Include constituent companies.)
Yrnr. ' Capital.
lbi;t Standard OU Company
of Kaw Jcraay $100,000,000
(I'nd-r this name and urbanization were
Included prarulcnlly all tl.e constituent
companies thai had formerly been con
trolled through the holding of certificates
by the trustees. At the organization Un
authorized stui k amounted to Jl"0.uO,0;X.
common and H(HiO,(HK) pi eferrcd S per cent
non-nccumulative. All the preferred stock
has beon exchatiKed for common stock an'i
canceled. Par value of the stock Is $1(W.
The total stock oulRtaiidiiiK U $:S.3.;S,;)00, all
common stock and dividends have been
paid on tills amount )
Piatt Washburn Rfg. Co., N. J. H.OW
Prairie Oil and Gas Co., Kansas.. 2,.:i.U,iAkl
Hepubllc Oil Co., N. Y ;5 ;U0J
Almanaca Gas Co., New York.... UO.OjO
Security Oil Co., Texas 3,i0u.uoJ
Sflar Itefinlng Co., Oaio Oiioou
Miutnern r"ipe Line Co., Penn. .. lOOO'MI
South. Pennsylvania Oil Co.. Pa. gfiOO.OHl
S. W. Pa. Pipe Lines Co, Penn.. 3. 00 0K)
Standard Oil Co. of California Hu.Oo'OM
Stamlaid Oil Co. of Indiana l.Wfl.WJ
Standard Oil Co. cf Iowa 1.0oj,0K
Standard Oil Co. of Kansas 100.' OJ
Standard Oil Co. of Kentucky.... l.tNAiOH)
Standard Oil Co. of Minnesota... IOj.oui)
Standard Oil Co. ot Nebraska l.otv.W)
Standard Oil Co, t New York.. 1..0 0.CO)
Standard Oil Co. of Ohio a.AoO.o.iO
Swan 4i Finch Co., New York l"0 0i0
Taylorstown Natural Gas Co.. Pa. 10 0M
Tidewater Pipe Co., ltd., Prnn :".,00
Tidewater Oil Co., New Jersey rj.OHO.Oi)
Union Tank Line Co.. N. J.... 3.5V 0)
United Nat. Gas Co., Penn l.iOO.OJO
United Oil Co., Colorado S I'Ou.'H.K)
Vacuum OU Co., New York S.jOjOio
Washington Oil Co., Penn POOH)
Waters-Pierce Oil Co., Missouri.. 4"u.0!)0
kind against the property. The earnings of
since 1S79 have been:
3.1 2:i lw,o.
30 21 0 0 000
33 3 . t 0i 10 1AM
4f 4G 000.000
41 44 0Mm
"ti 30.000 fl'W
40 40.0O) OiO
40 10 000 0 )
40 40.000.0 0
40 40 OX) 0)0
40 40.000,0,0 j
I 70.000 (VIO
1SW 100.01 0 0i
lioi ion ouo.oov
PH'2 100 OOO.OHO
lMT.t 100 000.000
IKK 100.000 000
: 1:07 100.000.0i0
if 100.000 000
J 1!00 100,000.000
The president is to receive the largest
bird that ever graced the Thanksgiving
table of a national executive. But then,
he Is the biggest president.
The New Jersey man arrested for a
crima committed by bis "double" has had
an experience quite, unique, in that the
double turn out to be real.
George V. Massey, general counsel for
the Pennsylvania railroad, is a great be
liever In "life on the ocean wave." Every
summer, regular as clockwork, he takes
one of the slow steamers for either Bel
glum or Holland.
Having ample mean at his command,
William Nelson, head of the Nelson Navi
gation company, Los Angeles, Cal., has
Invested In almost every known remedy
to cure his rheumatism that has held him
In Its grip for years.
W. II. Ponimer, professor of music In
Missouri university, does not believe that
the Jl.OOO raised by (luviinor Hadley for a
state song will get one. It is his notion
that patriotic airs cannot be produced at
the bidding of dollars.
Miss Hattle B.irnett Is a detective In At
lanta. She 1h attached to police lie, iluuur-
ters and has shown remarkable ability in
uncovering criminal secrets. Hamburg.
Germany, a few weeks ago enrolled ten
women detectives. Atlanta beuts Hamburg,
however, with regard to employing fem
inine detectives, by a couple of years.
There ure half a dozen towns In the far
west which have women as deputy sheriffs,
and as uch they make arrests. These
deputies do hard and dangerous duty.
All are expert pistol shots.
lOMIUADO AT 'I'll K CORN SHOW.
Exhibit of Product of Irrigated
Tiie corn exposition to be held in Omaha
on the sixth of next mouth is designed to
present In various foims as many as pos
sible ot the problems which Interest the
farmers of this country and bear a more
or less close relation to the future de
velopment of agriculture.
Many states have been assigned space
which they will fill wi.h exhibits illustrat
ing the problem In which their farmers
are .taking special interest or In the solu
tion of which notable progress has been
Colorado Is fortunate in securing ample
space for exhibits of the products of lr-
rigated agriculture, and Prof v ir ruin
who la in charge of Colorado', exhibit. wllilolhpr Kam"g Mch wl" d""1"" th b
provide an Instructive Illustration of irri
gation, since farming by that method Is
the theme assigned to this state.
The exposition will be national In scope
and character, and it will give all who
attend it an opportunity to learn ome
thing about the agriculture of the whole
country hardly to be acquired In any other
Breaking Into the Game.
New York Sun.
Mr. Fountain L. Thompson, who has
been appointed a I'nited State senator
by Governoi Burke of North Dakota,
announce that he I not going to Wash
ington to reform the country Immediately,
and h also rava:
"As to politics itself, the manner in which
It has been conducted In recent years has
cultivated in me a distaste for It."
If Mr. Thompson I not a reformer and
refuse to cultivate politic, how In thun
der can he hope to be elected to the
United State senate in these time?
Promt Me hrldom Hrullsed.
It la said that the consolidation of
telegraph uompaniea Into a great monopoly
will greatly in.pro. tiie st rvlce. I? ich i
the pica for all Ihrsr combinations, hut It
Is seldom ieallid in practical lesults. Con
sumers always pay the cost.
"llurtlua HI Haaiuraa."
Plltalmrg Ii patch. '
The Standard Oil company ma't-iiiai k
uh ro:a to the .Sugar trat that this ' as
ault un buslnea.t prisixrity" ia awful. i
C J it 3 T V f.M J" a, I
Third African Article
His Caravan on the March Charged by a Dig Rhino
Scenes in Camp. IlluslraieJ by Kermii Roosevelt and others.
Tha BEST Real CHRISTMAS STORIES
How Christmas Came Into England by J. A. B. Scfterer
A ctorr of the aid Druid Daya ia WsrwicJoture. Illustrated bg Frank Craig.
A Christmas of Chrietmases by Nelson Lloyd
How a Bacbelof spent kke day a4 foood oapranew. IUmitraiod.
The McDermott Twins by Bradley Cilman
A Oorf with both htmsor aad patKes. . IlliairaltJ.
Rsohard EUzirdSng Bswia'a
The Messengers -au sinr wit ki,Ur Kanbc plot.
Frederick Palmer's A Cure by Aeroplane
Aa tAmtom ef Daabwy Redd. Avialot.
Jesse Lynch Williams's The Carroll' Formal Garden
How Mm. Carroll parad Lencli aa arti.
The Clown and the Columbine by Molly Elliot Seawell
A story l Fneadb theatrical life mi rare taajcra aad tratk
Who Were the Saints?
by Eleonora Kinnicult
Other Articles, Poems, etc
In order tv avoid delay in acarmg the Chrimtum Nwmbm (fJhc mditioam
of the October cmd Nav-mbmr number were yfiwrrfnif r-i'ffn m few Jtmi
CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS, NEW YORK
- ' - ' - "-- fill 11 TI
ArtT Ml l.LliM AS LAW I AKl.lt.
"prt-luieiia of Ilia IlunalinB Haiti on
the Pie Counter.
Sioux City Tribune.
One of the "nonpartisan" political
maneuvers of the last Nebraska legislature,
democratic. Is a law takinff away from the
State ikiurd of Education the appointing
power In connection with the normal
schools and giving It to the democratic
The supreme court of the state has Just
declared this law unconstitutional on the
ground that the repealing part of the act
did not Include the law governing the
duties of the old board, leaving a part of
the normal schools under their Jurisdic
tion. Thl bungling piece of legislative work
was prepared by Arthur Mullen of O'Neill,
chief oil Inspector and right-hand man
advisor of the governor. It was generally
talktd during the legls'ative session that
Mullen's prog-ram of legislating republicans
out and democrats in would in the end
prove embarrassing to the democratic ad
ministration. Since so many of these Mullen law
have been found defective In construction
and overruled by the supreme court the
criticism airalnst the oil lnsnector I,.. o
j Kill I led uddid force.
It Is unfortunute for Mr. Mu'len par
tisan enthusiasm that it Is not matched
with inure legal at curacy.
roil SCHOOL HOl's)
School Anthorltiea Outlaw
The resolution of the Hoard of Suporin
tonilents of the New York schools, for
bidding out ball playln-r by public st hool
boys, v.us a wise precaution anil should be
approved by the Hoard of KdueaUon.
The li.st of deuths this season shows that
the ;ame has not yet been reformed below
the danger point, althoii.'h It Is "ess brutal
ami less dan,' rous than be to re the changes
brought about by the widespread protest
several years aco. When that discussion
was on, the defenders of the came pointed
out that most of the serious Injuries were
to young players, like those of the hlsh
school teams, who hud not become suf
ficiently hardened foi tiie iIrois of the
game. That argument supports the present
action of the school su'i intt ndents. The
Fame is risky enough and In recent in
stances It has been far too risky for grown
men. I'ntil foot bull carl be made safe,
boys of high school ane should be kept
out 6f It altogether. There are enotish
of the bo without the risk of hraklug
Utile Johnny Tumble f
Sioux City Journal.
If Utile Johnny has been follow leg the
news tory of the Union Pacific train rob
bery, he should not neglect to note that nil
five of the brave bandits will live unhip
pl y ever nfler behind the stone walls of a
fetlt i a 1 prison.
nun i ujpj" iii iDwswea I s1 il ii ii ii. i mmmmmmmwmmmmmmmmwmimymmtmttmvtmmimm.
, T' ; tNe nothing to urge upon )cj n " just as fiood."
It i non-secret, non-alcoholic and lis a record of forty sor of cure.
Asi cm NEioHsoa I bey proh.hly I now of ome of it m.ny cu-r.
If you want a bjok ll.l tell, all ab.iut woman'. d;ea,e. and how lo cur.
there at home, eml 21 one-cer.t .tamps to Dr. Pierce to pr.v rot cf n ailing
n und he vi.l -nd you s fret copy of hit great thoinunu-paiC illu-.ltatcd
C.o-nmtm Scnfe MU chI Adviker revi ,ed. uo-io dale e lir on, in paner cover.
Iu hunJ.ome cloth-h.nding, 31 stomp. Aridre, Dr. K.V. Pierco, Lu! i' j, N.Y.
Four Beautiful Paintings
of Indians by N. C Wyclh
Poetically ftAm Seaaaa.
slir" vf .rwir-..- t .-it e-T-n-
"Look, the fire's under control, yet ther
is a foolish man going to throw a crayon
IHitrnlt out of the window."
"Why notT That' his only chance to get
rid of It." Milwaukee Journal.
"There Is one advantage a telephone en
terprise -has ovtr other kinds ef business."
"What is that?"
"If a receivership Is ordered they can
always hang up th receiver." Baltimore
Sunday School Teachen Alfred, do you
knew the meaning of faith?
Alfred Yes'm. It's when a feller puts a
picture of the prohibition candidate in his
winder with "Our Neat Mayor" on It.
Subbubs What do you Intend to do with
that lot you bought In Swamphurst?
Commute I am thinking some of making
a fishing preserve of It. Life.
'What reason have you for thlnklnr that
he's a perfect gentleman?"
"Ha must be. 1 had dinner at his house.
and neither his wife nor daughter cor
rected him once." Detroit Free Press.
"Ashamed to have your method Inaalred
Into, ar you?"
My dear sir, replied the sugar magnate,
"your Insinuation doe me a grave wronar.
The reticence of modesty should not b
construed as tha contumacy of a troubled
consciance. No." Philadelphia Ledger.
James Rusr.cll Lowell.
The snow hud begun in the gleaming.
And busily all tlse night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.
Kvery pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm tree
Was ridged inch-deep with pearl.
From sheds new-roofed with Carrara
i tune the Chanticleer's muffled crow.
The stiff rails were softened to swan's
down, And sil.l fluttered down the snow.
I sttmd and watched by the window '
The noifeless work of the skv
And the sudden flurries of snow-bird,
i.ihe Mown leaves whirling by.
I thought of a mound In sweet Auburn,
wnere a little headstone stood:
How the flakes were folding It gently.
A did robin the Babes In the Wood.
t'i snoke our 'Ittle Mahel.
Ssylng. "Father, who make it nn.i"
Anil I told of th good All-Father
vt no cares for us here below.
Aealn I looked at the snowfall.
And thought of the leaden sky
That arched o'er our fust great sorrow,
iit-n iiihi uiuuiiu was neapea so hltfh.
1 I remembered the grttlual pitlence
That fell from that cloud like sn-w,
F'ake by flske. healing and hiding
I The st ar of our deep. plunged woe.
i And ag tin to the child I whispered.
""eiie spow that hiiahetn all,
rHrl'rir, the merciful Father
Alone can make It fall!"
eye. that saw not, I klsseii
Ami he. klslna back, could not knew
That mv kl-s was given to her ats'er.
Fuldfd close under deepening snow
Despair and Despondency
No one but a woman can tell the etory of th suffering, th
despair, and the despondency endured by women who carry
a daily burden c;f ill-health and pain because of disorder and
dcrani'.emc'its of the delicate and important Organs that ars
distinctly feminine. The tortures so bravely endured com.
pletcly upset the nerves if long continued.
Dr. Pierce' l avorite Prescription is a positive cure for
wcukne and diteate of the feminine organism.
IT MAKES WEAK WOHC.N STRONG,
SICK WOMEN WELL.
It sTIsy inflammation, heal ulceration snd loctl.ea p!.
It tone and build up the nerve, it fit for wifehood
nd motherhood, lloncrt medicine dealer tell it, and
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