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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDxVY, DKCEMHER 21, 1900.
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STATEMENT OT CIRCULATION.
Ktata of Nebraska; Douglas County. ss.t
OfOrge B. Tz.xehuck. treasurer of Tha Bee
Publishing Company, belrg duly swam
says that tha actual number ot full and
complete coplea of Tha Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during 'tie
month of November. W. was aa iouow:
1 ........ . 43,070
I ........ . 43,060
J 1 41,760
IS... , 41.780
Returned Coplea t846
'Nat Totai...'.. 1,33,005
rjuaily Average. .'. 41,188
OfcO. B. TZSCHUCK. Treasuier.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
fceicra 034 tblt 11 Ay nf Decembor, 1W.
(Baal) M. P. WAL.Kh.iC
bacrlbera learlac the city tem
porarily should htr. The Baa
stalled to tktm, Addraaa will be
oeiaaged aa (tea aa reaaeated.
, -The weather" man la putting on bis
Christmas face, trnd not too soon.
; .Old Santa Claus la getting the glad
' band already In Omaha. He's welcome
at any time.
Paris has determined that Its new
play la "shockingly immoral." Need It
be added that It la voted a vast suc
cess. The tobacco combine la lying awake
these frosty nights wondering what
sort of a New Year's tag the supreme
court -will give It.
Again the courts have decided that
pokeMa a game of ekill and not chance.
These American Institutions are bound
to come into their own.
, All of the militant spirit la not
absent from Oyster Bay, when the
wife of a section hand there can awing
a big stick and conquer three robbers.
Some of the "advanced" surgeons
are now advocating Injections of rat
tlesnake venom to cure consumption.
Another way is to let the snake bite
A Chicago judge has decreed that
babies cannot be barred by landlords
from flats, but there will continue to
be parents who argue that the flat la
no place for the child.
King Corn and King Coat are not
the only monarcha to be Jealt with.
King Ice ia claiming some share of
public attention now, preparing for his
soronation next summer.
' Four thousand corporations in Ne
braska are to be listed aa defunct. Just
'How many of these are actually dead
cannot be told until the sleeping ones
find out what has happened to them
and begin to seek for reaurrectlon.
The Missouri insuranco department
, which has starto l a war on Nebraska
Would better find out just what It is
complaining of. A big hullabaloo has
een kicked up by misunderstanding,
mt if Missouri can atand .it Nebraska
. vllt have to.
V Our Imports of Christmas toys do
"not rvn quite aa high into the millions
as our imports of Christmas coffee,
which goes to show that the elders, In
' administering happiness to the little
onea, are not letting their own cheer
lng cup go empty. ,
The city council and mayor are en
taged In the laudable effort of solving
;he garbage question. They can make
very much better headway by not call
ng each other names. Bandying words
across the council chamber will never
clear up the existing conditions.
Dr. fcllot la suffering from prema
ture exploitation. His "five-foot book
shelf," which his publishers intended
as a serious commercial enterprise, has
'been grabbed off by imitators, and now
the worthy educator la driven to the
recourse of tha law courts to head off
the literary pirates. Harvard ethics
and the world's practice run cr llf-
Suppose the Investigation into the
archives of the Interior department of
tha United States,' aa demanded by the
cougrewman-tdltor . ot the World
Herald, should ba carried back to cover
. a - perlo.t f say forty years; and sup
per- Us of all the transactions
dun. . ... time were given to tha
public. .Wouldn't it make soma inter
eating raiding? '
The Casts Against Omaha.
Governor Shallenberger fir.
the allegations against the city
of Omaha, made by the ant:
league, are not sustained by the f.icts.
Following this announcement the gov
ernor solemnly adjures the citizens of
Omaha that they must obey the law,
that Ita provlslona will be enforced and
that Ita penalties will be visited upon
anyone who offends against It.
In this there Is nothing to which
anybody will take exception. The only
possible cause for complaint Is the In
nuendo to the effect that Omaha cltl
teng habitually do not obey tho law,
and that they are In need of the execu
tive admonition In order to keep them
straight. This covert insult to the cit
izenship of Omaha Is part of a cam
paign that haa been carried on with
deliberate purpose for many months.
Omaha has been persistently set up aa
a place where the law Is defied and de
rided and where decency has no abid
ing refuge. These charges have been
made publicly and privately, In the pul
pit and In the press, until the good peo
ple of Omaha, despairing of any cor
rect statement being made, have come
to abide the slander with what patience
they may. Now that the governor has
finally listened to the charges and tes
timony intended to support the accu
sations, and hag found that the case
was not made, it la time to challenge
the slander, and Omaha people are
deeply concerned and aro vitally Inter
ested In the maintenance of law and
order. It Is neither- possible nor de
sirable that all agree on Just what the
aw should be. But the law when
passed Is a concrete expression of the
will of a majority of the citizens of Ne
braska, and citizens of Omaha are also
citizens of Nebraska and recognize
fully their amenability to these laws.
It la not required that we have the
special guardianship of persons from
the outside, nor that we be chastised
or chidden from time to time by the
governor of the state, In order to re
mind us of the duty we owe to the
state and to ourselves. It Is impossi
ble in a community the size of Omaha
to maintain the orderly peace and quiet
of the country village. It is no more
possible to prevent absolutely the sale
of liquor contrary to law In Omaha than
It la to stop the crimes of murder, ar
son or robbery, or any other Infraction
ot the law. - But the officials can, they
have and they will do their utmost to
secure the enforcement of the law and
the punishment of ita violators, and In
this they will have the support of all
good citizens of Omaha, regardless of
party affiliation or religious connection.
. National Health Crusade.
Much la to be said in favor of the
proposal to make the determined war
fare against tuberculosis a, national
affair, for -unquestionably the federal
government can accomplish great good
in checking abuses such as tha inter
state traffic, of. dairy supplies which
are found to be' Infected. And the
efficiency of the Red Cross in this par
ticular ' crusade will undoubtedly be
quickened and strengthened by gen
eral legislation. ... i .
But after all, the responsibility of
the individual must be collectively in
voked if tuberculosis or any other foe
of the race la to be successfully at
tacked. The personal equation cannot
be escaped, in this or in any matter,
and all the efforts of the Red Cross
and government would be neutralized
if each family did not follow the pre
cepts which science disclosed and legis
The government can only direct,
like a general in the field. On the
loyalty and OTrity of the prlvatea de
pend the battle. If there is to be
effective aupport of any national
health crusade there can be no evasion
of private responsibility nor any In
vasion .of self-reliance.
Tromise of Congress.
During the short time it has been
in session before taking Its Christmas
holiday congress has adopted a pace
which promises well. Instead of de
voting the early weeks to marking
time both houses have gained head
way. The program of legislation has
been taken up with willingness and
spirit, indicating continuous progress
when proceedings shall be resumed.
Thus far the session haa been one
of remarkable unity, and so complete
has been the devotion of the members
to the work outlined that no oppor
tunity for interference has ' been at
forded. In every body the minority
taction has its value in. forwarding
the transaction of business, and what
ever tha present minority can do in
the way of expediting legislation will
be welcomed, but obstructive policy
from any source will simply arouse
So gratifying to the people Is the
promise thus far made by congress
that there will be general disappoint
ment It the administrative program Is
not carried with the same deliberate
devotion and business-like method to
a successful conclusion.
Rewards in the Sugar Frauds.
Now that the government has begun
to secure convictions of the sugar ring
thieves it la brought to consider the
matter of rewarding those who first
gave the information which made con
victions possible.. Under 'the law they
are entitled to a Bharo of the spoils
wrung from the delinquents, which
already run into the millions, and a
difference of disposition la shown,
some advocating a liberal allowance
and nhera claiming that the Inform
ante" v6 only done their duty.
Wl.ile it ia true that virtue is philo
sophically considered as ita own re
ward, nevertheless it is apparent that
the hope ot financial gala usually
operates to secure such revelations as
lead to the customs convictions. The
Informant Is essential to the adminis
tration of justice in such casus as this,
and Inasmuch na he ordinarily suffers
a taint on his popularity from the
very nature of bla activities, It would
appear that he la deserving of what
emoluments Justice decrees him to be
entitled to. In this matter of reward
the government can hardly afford to be
niggardly, any more than It can afford
to be tender In the matter of punish
, The Trainmen's Demand.
In asking seventy-five eastern rail
roads for wage increaaea varying from
5 to 40 per cent the trainmen have
brought to a focua the red rays of
trouble that have been warning the
public for some time. The matter ia
one in which the public haa the great
est concern, for ahould a strike be pre-1
cipltated there would be a stagnation
of business whose cost would be gi
gantic and results staggering.
Fortunately, the trainmen and the
companies are bound together in a
collective agreement which would be
come nugatory if either side to the
dispute caused any cessation . of ac
tivity, and If both parties hold true aa
is to be expected there will be a signifi
cant exhibition of the value of such a
bargain between labor and capital.
The general welfare ia insured in
advance by the existence of the
brotherhood's arrangement with the
railroads, making the possibility of a
strike remote. Yet there is such a
possibility, and to avoid it the dis
putants have need of all patience and
mutual forbearance. Public sentiment
is against a general railroad strike,
and the concern of all will Insist on
every resource of arbitration being ex
hausted before the thought of striking
is even entertained. Industry and
commerce will not tolerate the idea of
a general tieup of the transportation
facilities of the country just as pros
perity has got back to Its old awing.
Colonel Roosevelt's literary style la
always an occasion for admiration on
the part of his fellow countrymen. His
directness and lucidity have been the
mostremarkable characteristics of his
writings, and the benefits he haa con
ferred on hia fellow countrymen by
reason of this are scarcely understood.
What, for example, could contain in
fewer worda more definite and specific
information than the following:
Cheetahs are interesting beasts; they are
aberrant cats, standing very high on their
legs, and with nonretractlle daws like a
dog. They are nearly the alze of a leopard,
but are not ordinarily anything like as
ferocious, and prey on the emaller ante
lope, occasionally taking something as big
as a half-grown kongonl.
There you have not only a photo
graph of the cheetah, but also an in
sight into hia peraonal character and
general qualiflcatlona aa a neighbor,
not to speakcof.a most comprehensive
description of hia food. For this, and
many similar chunka of household in
formation, Mr', Rooaevelt'a lettera from
Africa are most notable.
No one will begrudge Prealdent Taft
his natural desire to get away for a
breath of air entirely by himaelf, but
in view of the pre-eminence of his sta
tion and the history of the preaidentlal
office the public mind cannot feel en
tirely at ease over the knowledge of
hia going unattended Into lonely
placea. The presidents peraonal safety
is a matter of vital concern for every
good citizen, and it would aeem that
prudence would suggest perpetual vigi
The danger of starting out in life
as a Jester is illustrated by Jerome K.
Jerome, who finds it hard to convince
the English workingman that he la
serlou8 in his talks on the budget.
His hearers undoubtedly take him to
be indulging in more "Idle Thoughts."
It ia to be expected that the steel
men will blame the weather for the
sudden epidemic of broken ralla and
consequent Vrecka, but the traveling
public has a right to be assured that
the rails are made with sufficient care
to withstand climatic changes.
W. J. Calhoun, new minister to
China, has passed the test of his fare
well dinner speech in Chicago, without
milking any public utterance ; save
some Jokes about the civil war, which
can hardly concern the mikado very
Joy and Pathos.
The finest thing In the world Is child
hood's faith in Santa Claus; and the most
pathetic thing In the world is a little heart
bowed down by the sight of the empty
Draft for Greeneries. '
It Is estimated that 4,010,000 Christmas
trees have been cut for the eastern mar
kets. These are to net the landowners
tltiO.OOO, while fathers and mothers, as the
fiscal agents of Ranta Claus, will ba re
quired to spend $2,000,000 for the trees.
Why the Phenomenon.
The trusts and the trusts' champions
have pretty unanimously come to tha con
clusion that the tariff has nothing at all
to do with the general rise of. prices of
necessaries of. living. They are generally
agreed 'that "the phenomenon has ita rise
In a concatenation of fortuitous and alto
gether unexplulnable circumstances."
Indians as Army Officers.
San Francisco Chronicle.
America has had great generals whose
names wera never on the army rolls. Sit
ting Bull and Geronlmo were two of them,
and Red Cloud, who haa Just died, was
next In the quality of his field reputation.
These men were natural strategists and
fighters, and for years baffled the energies
of the best white commanders. That they
all had to yield In time apeaks for the. odds
against them and reveals -no lack of mill
tary efficiency on their part. Considering
what thar did in war, tha government
might well give some of the prbm'sln
young men of their tribe an education at
West Folnt, with a view of future useful
ness In civilised conflicts.
rrrsldent Taft on the llowery.
New Tork World.
President Taft never did a better hour's
work than when, hoarse with a heavy cold,
he braved the dcluae of Monday night to
speak to the men In the Bowery mission.
It Is not a.'thlng that any man who heard
him la going to forget, nor docs Its cheery
message end with the audience that heard
It or the famous street that yesterday
could talk of so little else.
Profit From Small Trees.
That Is a wise remark by the chief for
ester that there Is no other use to which
pine troes could ba put which would con
tribute so much to the good of mankind hs
their decoration for the delight of the lit
tle ones on Christmas. The 4.000,000 trees
may gladden the hearts of 10.000,000 chil
dren this year. Think of It. That Is get
ting soma real profit out of small trees.
Some Objections Kenioved.
' Boston Herald.
Attorney General Wlckeraham, by his
new Interpretation ot the corporation tax
law1 to apply to net profits Instead of net
Income, obviates the objection of acoount
at ts and does away with an impossible de
mand on corporation bookkeeping. Pos
sibly President Taft may now change hlB
Interpretation of the law, and define It as
a tax on business, rather than on "privi
lege," and thus obviate some of the objec
tions of the lawyers.
The great responsibilities Involved in the
floor leadership of the senate democrats
have not overshadowed the tender farhlly
feelings of Senator Money of Mississippi.
He has transferred fronv positions they
have held In a committee of which he was
chairman to similar positions In the mi
nority organization his son, his daughter
and his daughter-in-law. They-draw In
the aggregate IR.440 salaries for assisting
him In hlns Herculean labors as floor
letter. Altogether, counting the senator's
salary, about fia.OOO a. year of public money
goes to the Money family, which Is thrift.
' Mersjerttea on Wrong; ltoad.
The projected copper merger is said to
have obtained the sanction of President
Taft, as the steel trust's absorption of the
Tennessee Coal and Iron company had the
sanction ot President Roosevelt, but this is
positively denied by Recrotsry Carpenter.
It would be safe to say in nny event that
President Taft, If ha had been approached
In the matter, refused to say a word one
way or the other, save possibly In rebuke
of those who thus came to him. It Is for
the courts to ' say Just what the law Is,
and It Is not for the president to grant Im
munities, 'except as an act of usurpation,
aoid President Taft was never cut out to
be a Usurper.
Some Diana of Good Will,.
) Philadelphia Press.
The Red Cross stamp is an Instrument
of meroy.i It collects money from the well
and benevolent ' to wipe out preventable
diseases. Buy . these stamps by all means,
but do not place them on letters and
packages Intended for foreign countries.
Some Countries, Great Britain among them,
have rigid postal regulations which bar out
from 1 their ' malls paokages 'With a Red
Cross tor' any stamp other than the regula
tion package stamps upon them. Germany
does not allow nhem on the face of the
envelope or : package, - but does not object
to themuon the back. It Is easy to err,
howeverji In .this and it Is better to -use
your Rad'.Creas stamps in a way that wlln
not cacryany risk of loss to your Christ
mas gifts-and letters. ;
Agitation as a habit.
Seasonable Time for -M ugrvtiiiupa to
' Ues Moines Capital.
While some people are Worrying in re
gard to the Roosevelt policies a:id pretend
to be longing for the return of Roosevelt,
President Taft and his cabinet are laboring
for the1 Roosevelt policies and every other
good policy. The president will soon send
special messages to congress on transporta
tion, and other problems. Meantime the
prosecution of tl t augar trust goes on, and
meantime all dlsi.onest men are being dis
charged from the New Vork customs house.
Reform is the watchword of the Taft ad
ministration. . Of course the mugwump
newspapers are not satisfied, and they are
making good in that direction. Sensational
magazines will not be satisfied for the
reason that they are afraid to let up In tM
line of agitation, for with them agitation
is the life of trade. An agitator can never
quit.' The old abolition agitators had been
in the work so long that they had to find
fault with Abraham Lincoln. Wendell Phil
lips can ba taken aa an example. William
Lloyd Garrison was another. Still another
was Anna Dickinson. She was one of the
great speakers and agitators of her time.
Charles SUmner could scarcely quit and felt
compelled to oppose the administration of
Presldont Grant. The reader can under
stand that BO per cent of the fault-finding
that Is reaching the public today comes
from force of habit or an Inability to quit.
President Taft Is all right and Is making a
TIIV1.NG TO FLOAT A WRECK.
Gfforts to Poll Democratic Bltlu Off
. .the Hocks. .
The Courier-Journal has been trying ever
since 1S1)(J It Is trying now and It will go
on trying to save the old democratic ship
of Zlon from shipwreck. Her bottom and
hor keel seem not only still Intact, but as
sound as oak and Iron can make them.
Otherwise, she would long ago have sunk
beneath the wave. Much, Indeed, has
gone awry with her steering gear. There
liaye been bulow her decks some plots
to scuttle and upon her decks many mutl
nlee. She has been londed down at tlmos
with strange, unmarketable cargoes. Sel
fish men have 'fed themselves upon he,-
slender store of provisions, bawling their
loyalty and screaming "traitor" at those
who expostulated. Yet there she rides
the billows, battered about the bulkhead,
bettten below the bilge, her fo'castle plates
stove In and her stem shectB hanging over
the' taf frail to some a kind of phantom
Ship to the. Courier-Journal a fine old
fighting frigate of the Constitution class
well worth sr..vlng, but requiring, before
she can be expected to sail effectively
amalnst the republican-squadron, a world
of outlay and labor, of refitting and re
furnishingcomplete renovation. In point of
fact and a new cnptaln!
To these ends democrats ought to cease
being critical and unjust one to another.
They should stop the loose Jaw that la so
common. As to the Courier-Journal, It
oa-o stand all that may be coming to It
But, truly, Ita aim Is to show the rank
and file where the troubles are, to keep
faith with the rank and file, not to slick
things over with unmeaning whoop-las
which affront tha general Intelligence and
deceive no one. Great thlnga are rarely
If ever, dona in a corner. The floating
again of the battleship lemocracy If she
be floated to any serious and lasting pur
pose must be, and will be. In tha sight of
ail tha world. Otherwise, wa might aa
well commit har to the god 6t storms, the
lightning and, tha gala I
Matters of Interest On and Back
of tha firing Lin Gleaned from
the Army and STavy meglster.
It will be Interesting to know what com
ment jvlll be made by the War di-partment
on the bill Introduced In the senate by
Mr. Chamberlain, providing for appoint
ment of Colonel William 1 Ptewart,
United States army, retired, to the rank
and grade of brigadier-general on the re
tired list of the army, the said Colonel
Stewart having served as a commissioned
officer on the active list over forty-one
years, and having received a brevet com
mikslon for service In action and been
recommended for a medal of honor." The
history of Colonel Stewart's case Is too
well known to nerd recital here and It
la imaginable that the War department
will return an adverse report on the bill
If It is submitted to the secretary of the
war for comment. As the president Is
merely "authorised" and not "directed"
to nominate Colonel Stewart as a briga
dier general. It Is quite likely that no
action will be taken In view of the at
titude of the War department under Mr.
Taft and the action of President Roosevelt
when a determined effort was made to
have Colonel Stewart apply for retire
An Important announcement of the week
In the War department has heen that of
the selection of Major General Leonard
Wood as chief of staff to succeed General
Bell upon the expiration of his tour of
duty In April and the appointment of Col
onel Walter Howe of the const artillery
corps to be a brigadier general upon the
retirement of General W. 8. Edgerly. The
announcement of General Wood's selection
for the position of chief of staff Is re
ceived with satisfaction. The Information
was given out to relieve the situation of
the element of uncertainty. The president
has been approached In behalf of a num
ber of officers whose friends and adherents
desired their selection, and Mr. Taft ap
preciated that there was every advantage
In making the announcement of the de
cision as soon as It was reached. The ap
pointment of Colonel Howe Is received with
satisfaction In that It indicates a dlsposl
tVon on tho part of the president to recog
nise seniority and avoid the demoralising
Jumps In making general officer out of
Juiilors. Colonel Ho' Is the senior col
onel In the ooast artillery corps and Is
now on duty at Fort Greblo, R. I. He will
retire for age on December 11, 1OT0. The
vacancy caused by the promotion of Col
onel Howe will occasion the following pro
'mottone: Lieutenant Colonel F. Marsh will
become a colonel. Major H. C. Davis will
become a lieutenant colonel, Captain G. G.
Helner wl'.l become a major, First Lieu
tenant H. H. Ross will beoome a captain,
and Second Lieutenant P. P- Otterson will
become a first lieutenant. The next brlga
dlershlp to be filled will be on tha retire
ment of General Chltten In January.
The landmark of the office of the comp
troller of the treasury haa been Bupra-seded.
Tho time-honored "supra," which haa been
Inserted one or more times In every deci
sion rendered by. that office, is hopelessly
overshadowed by the new luminary "lus
trum." Webster's dictionary says of this
Latin word that It means "a lustration or
purification, especially the purification of
the whole Roman people, which was made
by the censors in the Campus Martlus
once in five years, after completing the
census, and in which an ox, a sheep, or a
swine were offered; hence, a period of five
.nA m more." Therefore, It haa
1 been 'seised upon as the vehicle to express,
lrl proper dignity,' what haa Deen an w
long designated "longevity" in determining
the pay of officers In tha service of the
government. Quoting Webster again, we
find "supra" to be "a prefix, being the
Litln pepoaltlon supra, signifying above,
over, or beyond; another form of super."
It has been a myBtery to many who have
read the valuable opinions of the comp
troller's office Just what "supra" did and
what relation It bore to the subject matter
of tha questions under consideration. With
tho new "lustrums" there need be no
trouble. It means a. period of five years
"of lustration or purification," which an
officer must serve as a probationary period
prior to an Increase of pay 'or length of
sorv'ce. "Lustrums" wm siaim n
In the life of each officer, and tne more
lustrums the better.
A great injustice haa been done to the
United States steamship Nebraska and the
officers attached to that vessel by the
writers of dispatches from Norfolk describ
ing the ship as "the hoodoo of the navy"
and alleging that unhapplness prevails
among those attached to the vessel. The
classification of the Nebraska with the old
Texas In this regard Is manifestly im
proper and unwarranted. The Nebraska
went Into commission at Puget Sound
on July t 1907. and since then has been con
stantly on the move, Joining the circum
navigating fleet and completing the voy
age with the command from the west coast
through the Suez canal to Hampton Roads.
The collision with the Georgia Is the first
accldent-whlch has befallen the ship since
the laying of her keel. An officer attached
to the ship, who has served on five other
vessels since he entered the service and
who ought to be qualified to Judge of the
state of mind of those on board the Ne
braska, writes: "I unhesitatingly say that
on none of the other ships on which I have
aerved have I found the officers, individ
ually and collectively, officially and so
daily, more happy, contented, and cordial
In their relations to each other.". In the en
listed force the men are shipping over
upon the expiration of their terms. A
ship cannot be a hocdoo which has ga ned
the distinction of the United States steam
ship Nebraska, as was set forth on the
menu of its Thanksgiving dinner. That le
The U. 8. 8. Nebraska's Record.
Economy with coal,
K. on Her Turret,
Champk ns at base ball.
Champions at foot ball,
Champions at baBket ball,
Champion "signalmen of Atlantic fleet.
Who can beat it?
That's us! ,
"The U. S. 8. Nebraska champions.
CONFESSION AND IlESTITUTJON.
Hlval Dealers Pinched fr Sonar
Tho stage of exposure and conviction
of the criminals In high places, who. Im
porting Kugar, at New York, defrauded
the government, has not come. But the
legal representatives of the government
are probing so deeply and thoroughly Into
the affair that already $3.MI.C00 haa been
paid over to the treasury by way of con
fession and restitution, and this without
the government furegolng any rights It
may have to prosecute the criminals later.
Moreover, It Is being shown thu-t not only
the "Trust" but some of lis competitors
were guilty of underwelghing and frauds.
Evil begat evil. Experiment became habit.
Scalea-doctorlng beoajne infectious. One
of the latest significant Incidents nf this
thupter In trade history Is tho c ioic j of
new Ugol advisers for the 'Tiu ..' The
disciplinary action of the church of h oil
the former legal adviser of the "Trust" Is
a membr 1U now bo awaited with In-
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The way sugar importers are repaying
the sums stolen from the government may
be due to conscience aroused or to a gen
erous Impulse to do something about the
In four years ninety-eight theaters and
thirty-two churches have been built In
Manhattan. This Indicates a strong under
current of sobriety where the glitter of the
lobster jia'ace la deceiving.
Otto Belt, brother of the late South Af
rican multimillionaire Alfred Belt, hns in
creased the latter's bequeet of $250,000 to
1216,000 (l,O75,0W), to provide fellowships
for medical research In memory of his
Now that the owner of an American de
partment store In lAndoft has engaged the
wife of an English baronet to work for
him, it may be expected that the Britons
will have another, spasm. The "English
man's Home" seems to be in danger from
Prof. Charles T. Terry Is head of the
legislative section of the American Auto
mobile association. He is professor ol law
In Columbia college. Recently he had
written a paper on "Education" for the
college quarterly, In which he criticises
severely the "five-foot she'.f of books" of
ex-Freeldent Eliot of Harvard.
Since the news of the filing of the llbert
suit by W. O. (Tramway Bill) Smith
against Judge Ben B. Llndsey and Harvey
J. O'HIgglns, over the series of articles
appearing In Everybody's Magazine, under
the head of "The Beast In the Jungle," has
spread about the country, more than 100
letters a day have poured Into the Judge's
office. In most cases the messages were
filled with words of encouragement. Others
offer personal assistance or state that they
will assist In raising funds with which to
defend the suit.
SMASHING A WlflATIIEIl PItOPIIET.
What Happened to an Imprudent
Indian Medicine Man.
, New York Sun.
Here was a man who had the courage of
his convictions, a weather prophet, a cloud
compeller, a master of the winds and he
Is dead. She Shen Jim was his name, an
Indian medicine man, a .shaman out In
AlaBkai Hia specialty was the control of
the winds. As shaman he rose superior to
princes, who govern; all .things! save 'the
winds. On Gamblers Bay, the . stormy
winds did blow and he had business which
called for his presence in Juneau. He sat
upon the beach and made medicine, even
as Professor Moore in Washington juggles
Isobars and Isotherms. Each meteorologist
issues his local forecast, but Shaman She.
Shen Jim .really believed In his. The wind
swept down on Gamblers Bay, the canoe
capsized, the medicine man had a doso of
his own medicine and the ofice of shaman
was vacant. The wind was too much for
She Shen Jim, he and his family are vic
tims of his misplaced confidence in the
science of meteorology.
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"Mrs. Ogy has been ' deserted by two
"Tho abandoned creature!" Cleveland
"Who Is the blindfolded party with tha
pair of scales?" asked the stranger In the
"That represents Justice."
"Oh, I thought It was a sugar weigher.
"What, $6 for dyeing that cape! Out -geous!"
"Well, ma, am, the increased cost of liv
ing haa cauxed Us to Increase the cost of
dyeing." Kansas City Times.
"Mrs. Nagg treats her husband as aha
might a selioolboy.'
"Ys. Did you hear' how she pur
him for some minor fault the other ,
lho made him stay. In th house after sup
per and button her shirtwaist down the
back eleven limes. is.ansas vjny i lines.
"Pop, I know the kind of ships they have
dog watches on." ' i
"Inded; do you?" ' : 1-
"Yep; they're barka." Washington Her
ald. ,,. .
"Where's that trS you ued to have?"
"Oh, the milliner down the stiwt com-
by obstructing the sidewalk?" V"
"Obstructing the sidewalk?" ."fi
Yes. Yon see he 'spent au his time down a.
there pointing the birds In the window.'
THE NICARAGUAN "CRISIS."
i Springfield Republican.
"What are tbe cables flashing for?" the
"Diplomacy, diplomacy." Philander K. re
plied. "What makes you send the ships to sear
the correspondent cried;
"I'm merely going to. call their bluff,"
For- they're stVrrlni; up the devil Just
north of Panama.
When they atart to getting haughty they
go a bit too far.
It's time these kid republics received
gentle jar.. . i
So we're going to , spank Zelsya in the
. . ' .
"What makes the Jingoes smilo with glee?"
the correnpowlent cried;
"They hope there'll be a bloody war."
Tillft nAff V mnltftd.
"But do you really mean to fight?" the
- correspondent cried;
"Some one has gut to fight or crawl,"
Philander K. rfpnea.
The Buffalo Is headed south from Plnoh
. Tho Bennington's at preytown, a ship's
' "" near Managua.' 7
The Prairie's left League Island there'll
be the deuce to pay '
When we spank Zelaya In the morning.
"What makes the, poiltlclana smile?" the
"They see now crops-of heroes," Philander
K.. replied. '
Thon there'll, be more- Rough Riders?"
the oorrespondunt cried;;
"Not ort your life, not on your life!" Phi
lander K. replied.
In seven years of Roosevelt we surely
got our .fill,
We're-living on tbe, heritage he handed
down to- Bill.
So, If we' V got tp have a war there'll
be no.3iMi-Juan Hill.
When we start to Bpank Zelaya in the
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