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UKVUUU Br.TZSCIIUCK, Treasurer.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
beiore me l&la Slat uay of December, lu.
. W. P. WA1.1U.H,
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naacrtkera leaving Iba city tem
porarily should have The Ilea
mailed to them. Address will be
caeasjed aa often ua reqaeated.
Boston ia planning for a corn exposi
tion next fall. Better come to Omaha's.
This Is the year that brings the peo
ple of the United States to their cen
sus. The term "limited" is beginning to
be applied to the ability of trains to
itay on the rails.
The railroad presidents do not seem
to have had pressure enough to side
track the Taft special message.
Borne of those negro congressmen In
Cuba, manifest a need of Booker T.
Washington leaven In their loaf.
The success of the mother-in-law in
the Tennessee duel may have the tragic
result of reviving all the old jokes.
Oh, well, If the aeroplane ia to start
out as a monopoly, it will have to sail
sgalnst a whirlwind of popular preju
dice. The Investigating senators, back
from Panama, seem to think that "let
well enough alone" applies to canals
New Yorkers are remarking the
number of violent deaths in their town,
without reflecting upon the violent
lives led there. (
Now comes Brazil with ambitions to
Join us In oobtrol of Latin-America.
Just because they are offered, we don't
have to crack any Brazil nuts.
President Taft is shocking the good
people of Washington by behaving just
as if he were really a citizen of the
United States. How dreadful!
The pitiful fate that has overtaken
the widow of a former Central Ameri
can president is striking proof of the
vanity of man's brief authority.
Mr. Wilson finds that the farmers
are making little profit on beef; the
packers say they are not; so the high
pried must be a pleasant fiction.
Why should the West Indies seek
further for the earth tremors? Do
they not know that the sage of Lin
coln Is vibrating in those waters?
Ak-Sar-Ben will hold its annual bus
iness meeting this week, and all loyal
knights should be in attendance. No
real citizen can afford to miss this ses
sion. The gentle reader need not get ex
cited over the headline "Judge Lurton
Found Out." It only signifies that the
president called to see him when he
The Retal) Liquor Dealers' associa
tion has provided death benefits for Its
members. But what they are most in
terested in Is Insurance against the ac
tivity of the opposition.
The east appears somewhn dis
turbed over the controversy v ' "ther
Jared Bean, the old-time llbrarinn. was
from Boston or elsewhere. Ill: tme
ought to determine that.
Gaynor's gain seems to have beei. no
loss for Murphy. The mutual admira
tion of the two la very touching, even
at this dlstanc. It Is evident that the
tiger has not lost his smile.
Now that the people have got the ex
ploration excitement out of their sys
tem, they can concentrate attention on
home affairs with especially vigilant
oversight of the legislators at Wash
Lessons of the Morse Case.
Like many another offender who re
son(s the relentless activity of the law
against himself. Charles W. Morse goes
to prison expressing bitter resentment
against the courts. In this connection
there Is an old saying about "No rogue
e'er felt," which It were kinder to him
self had Morse not put himself in the
attitude of inviting the application.
Two serious lessons are to be drawn
from the case of this manipulator of
millions. The first Is that the law Is
effective, without class or financial dis
tinction. There Is a tendency among
some disturbing elements to accuse the
law of being partial to the rich. To all
such the case of Morse must hence
forth serve as a silencer, for he had
unlimited means at his command, and
tried every resource of the most power
ful interests and every trickery of the
shrewdest lawyers to evade the sen
tence which the government has now
decreed he must undergo.
The other lesson is that the man who
takes the gambler's chance must ex
pect to pay the gambler's penalty when
caught. Morse had access to other
people's mohey, and did not hesitate to
use such funds as came to his hand
from any source, running the greatest
risks for the sake of personal accumu
lation of vast fortune. He shamelessly
violated the law, the chance went
against him, and when he was caught
he defied the law and exhausted every
roBslblo way of averting Judgment. HIh
fate should serve to discourage similar
attempts at high finance , and also
should be accepted as indicating that
the principle of equality before the law
lives In the administration of American
New Light on an. Old Crisis.
America has gained something from
the recent centenary of Gladstone's
birth, for on that occasion there was
brought to light a letter written by
Gladstone In 1889 to Henry Clews,
definitely establishing the attitude of
England toward the United States dur
ing the civil war, a matter which has
been the basis of many disputes.
"Allow me to assure you," wrote
Gladstone, "that so far as the cabinet
is concerned, you have been entirely
misled in regard to matters of fact.
As a member of it, and now nearly its
sole surviving member, I can state that
it never at any time dealt with the
subject of recognizing the southern
states in your great civil war, except
ing when It learned the proposition of
the Emperor Napoleon III., and de
clined to entertain that proposition,
without qualification, hesitation, delay
The proposal of Napoleon III. re
ferred to was the invasion of the south
ern states from Mexico, where his
troops then were, and It has constantly
been argued that the recognition of
the Confederacy by both France and
England would' have shattered the
hopes' of the north. Inasmuch as the
English cabinet proceedings are an in
violate secret, such a disclosure could
have come only long after the Issues
involved were a closed incident, but
even at this late date these assurances
are evidence of the attitude of Queen
Victoria toward the union cause at the
time of that crlBls, for the Gladstone
utterance may be accepted as an offi
cial announcement of the point of view
of both the throne and its advisers.
Canal Zone Government.
One of the first measures to be con
sidered at the reopening of congress is
likely to be the bill to reorganize the
government of the canal cone by the
elimination of the commission. The
reasons for this have already been
clearly stated. The canal is to be
completed within five years, Colonel
Goethals has demonstrated bis ability
to expedite the work and the president
is desirous of his direct Individual re
sponsibility closely co-operating with
the executive, without any possibility
of the Interference of red tape.
There have Just returned from Pan
ama, however, several senators who
are reported to be a unit for maintain
ing the existing system, and despite
the willingness of the congressmen
who also have recently visited the zone
to agree to the administration's plan,
It may be that the bill will be blocked
In the senate.
The people are desirous of having
the canal finished, and care little
whether it be accomplished by commis
sion or engineer, but this has from the
beginning been a project over which
the president has kept direct control,
and he ought to know whether he can
get the quickest and surest results from
a single head or from a division of re
sponsibility. This would seem to be
one case where congress can afford to
let the executive choose his own proce
dure, for he is held responsible for the
fulfillment which he has promised.
America'! Share in Surgery.
After the respectful and dignified
hearing given him by the surgeons of
the American cities he visited to dem
onstrate the efficiency of his method
of administering stovalne, the newly
exploited anaesthetic, it was. decidedly
ungracious of Dr. Jonnesco to fling
back at this country as he was sailing
for Europe the criticism that our hos
pitals were deficient in appliances and
our surgeons behind those of Europe.
For not only have we specialists In
every branch of surgery to whom Euro
pean experts refer as authorities, but
In many of the greatest advances in
surgery and medicine our scientists
have been the pioneers.
Dj. Jonnesco evidently forgets that
it was the United States that first gave
snaethesla to the world, thereby rescu
ing humanity from the barbarous suf
ferings of operations, and. if he had
harked back to 1885 he would have re
called that it was an American who
then first discovered the possibility of
spinal puncture, which Is the identical
method used by Jonnesco In adminis
tering stovalne. This discoverer was
Dr. J. Leonard Corning of New York,
and from his example grew the prac
tice of spinal analgesia, which has been
used as far as has been deemed neces
sary In the profession at large ever
since. It wbb also an American, Dr.
William 8. Balnbrldge, who first ap
plied this method of treatment to chil
dren, and because of his discoveries in
this field it is estimated that the mor
tality among children in certiln ail
ments has been greatly reduced.
While spinal puncture Is not likely
ever to replace the ordinary method of
applying anaesthetics, still it Is of Un
doubted value in cases where general
anaesthesia is regarded as especially
dangerous. The spinal method has al
ready established Its place as an alter
native, and Dr. Jonnesco should have
refreshed his memory concerning
America's part in this as in other de
velopments of scientific research be
fore he indulged In his hostile criticism.
Sand Hill Reforestation.
In matters of conservation people
are apt to overlook small things nearby
in contemplation of the great that lie
beyond. This, perhaps, is the excuse
that will be offered for Nebraskans
failing to do what reasonably could be
done to conserve one of the greatly
neglected resources of their own state.
For many years It has been known
that the waste regions generally classi
fied as the "sand hills" are susceptible
of reforestation. -In fact, the great
water-shed that stretches across north
western Nebraska Is known as the
"Great Pine Ridge," because of the
fact it was once covered with a reason
ably heavy growth of fine timber,
which has long since disappeared under
the demand for tepee poles, rafters for
sod houses and fuel for campflres. Sev
eral years ago the federal government
began a series of Illustrative experi
ments, planting young pine trees on
the sand hill slopes, and these have
now attained such sturdy growth as to
flrove conclusively the practicability of
Three years ago Mr. C. F. Harrison
of York wrote The Bee a letter sug
gesting that the legislature take steps
to secure control of a lapge portion of
the public domain In the sand hill
country and plant the same with pine
trees. Mr. Harrison, who Is an arbor
iculturist of wide experience, has made
many tests and has proven that the
Jack pine, or bull pine, will grow any
where in Nebraska with little or no at
tention, and it Is particularly adapted
to the sand hill region. Would it not
now bq a good plan for Nebraska's rep
resentatives in congress to set in mo
tion the machinery that will provide
for the complete reforestation of the
denuded'sand hills in "tne'Pin Ridge
country? Whether this be done under
control of the federal government or
whether the work be turned over to the
state Is a matter of detail. The de
sirability of the undertaking is scarcely
to be argued.
The death of Agnes Booth recalls to
old-time theater-goers the days when
the American star achieved her
triumphs by hard work, earnest devo
tion to her profession and uncomplain
ing acceptance of the hardships of
transcontinental Journeylngs with few
modern comforts. Agnes Booth was
famous, and her name was a household
word, before the current system vtf
managerial creation of a star out of
every pretty girl In her 'teens was per
fected. She carried fame into other
lands as well, and detracted nothing
from the histrionic reputation of the
remarkable family Into which she mar
ried. Though an Australian by birth,
she will be ranked as an American
actress, and her place In the theatri
cal hall cf fame is secure.
.The World-Herald loudly proclaims
its devotion to the democracy of Jeffer
son and Jackson. All right. But
how about the democracy of Cleveland
and Bryan? And the democracy of
Alton B. Parker and Bryan? Of course
the democracy of "Big Tim" and "Lit
tle Tim," "Flngy," and "Hlnky Dink,"
and "Bathhouse John" and other emi
nent democrats is still good enough for
the World-Herald. These are "the
servants of the people."
The nonpartisan aspect of the Shal
lenberger administration receives most
excellent illustration In the efforts the
governor Is making to divorce the Nor
mal board from politics. Just as soon
as he can get rid of the present mem
bers and replace them with his own
appointees the board will be non
partisan, according to democratic
There has been too much of a ten
dency of late for English notables to
write memoirs exposing the tollies and
frailties of their friends, and the sur
feited world owes a vote of thanks to
Sir George Henry Lewis, the famous
solicitor, known as the "Keeper of Eng
lish Society's Skeletons," for his prom
ise to keep the corruption of the bones
The Omaha and South Omaha live
stock men are making their annual
swing through the west keeping alive
the bond of community between the
great market and the producers. These
trips are always worth as much as they
A jump of more than 150 per cent
In value of Nebraska farm products In
a year ought to stop some of the clatter
about the injustice worked to the
farmers by the Increased cost of living.
No one will begrudge them their pros-
perity, but they should not be misled
by the biased statements of disgruntled
politicians. Their prosperity has come
to them under republican administra
tion, and as a result of the enforcement
of republican policies.
The decision of the government to
maintain both a Pacific and an Asiatic
fleet indicates a realization of the per
manency of our interests in the far
east and an intention of being eter
nally vigilant in looking after those in
terests with a, preparedness that shall
Inspire a respectful consideration from
Two Mays of Dolnar.
Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Plnchot says It is the duty of offl
clals to "do for the people all the law
will allow." . Many others entertain the
name Idea with the exception of the word
Moral Effect of Itoast.
The people who so suddenly burnt their
fingers In the Rock Inland affair, are
probably not so enthusiastic as formerly
In regard to the virtues of stock specu
Congressional 11 aw Materials.
Postmaster General Hitchcock may carry
out his announced Intention to prevent
cows from being franked, but neither the
angels In heaven, nor the domons down
under the sea, can prevent raw recruits In
congress from franking their bulls back to
the district In the congressional record.
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memory wen '1 rained.
William Nelson Cromwell has been, sued.
as the outgrowth of an afnlr dating back
more than twenty years, and will be asked
to tell all he knows about it. It will be
recalled that the gentleman was requested
to tell all he could about the Panama
deal, a comparatively receht episode, and
couldn't remember a thing worth mention
Chance for a Verbal Duel.
Any way, Mr. Plnchot ta'.ks well when
he goes to telling of the fight he has
waged against the land thieves and water
thieves that were robbing Uncle Sam.
When that Joint committee of Investiga
tion gets to going, It might be not only
rare sport but a means of public illumina
tion to arrange a verbal duel between Mr.
Ballinger and Mr. Plnchot.
The Better Way.
New York Sun.
The Intervention of the United States in
Nicaragua to feed the destitute and bind
up the wounds of combatants Is com
mended, we have no doubt, even by the
anti-Imperialists. It Is satisfactory to
know that the Prairie, having reached
Colon, Is to engage In a mission of mercy
more congenial to It than carrying war
riors to a field of slaughter.
Privilege on the Kick.
Sioux City Tribune.
The corporation privilege tax Is to be
contested In the ccurta. Some lawyers be
lieve It Is "unconstitutional." They are
encouraged by the Vandewenter decision
In Nebraska, and the Pollock decision in
Kansas that the deposit guaranty laws of
those states run up against that venerable
fortress of privilege. Incorporation, being
a privilege, it naturally objects to being
burdened with a tax.
Llftln the Packers' Lid.
The Attorney-General of Kansas will
Institute suit in the courts of that state
against Kansas City packers for violation
of the. state anti-trust statute in fixing
and maintaining prices on meats and kin
dred products. Under this statute the
state may become custodian of the packing
houses as a receiver If It wins Its case.
This Is a beginning of the Jattle which
the people will make for their right to fair
prices. It Is. the beginning of a battle
against arbitrary and artificial charges
for the necessities of life, the present
day skirmishing of which will culminate
In a battle more important than that which
was waged against railroad rebates or
even against the Standard Oil corpora
tion. The fighting will not end until right
A LIKE SAVING I, AW.
Good Accomplished by Uniform Car-
Con pi In sr Devices.
Striking evidence of the efficiency and
Importance of the safety appliance law en
acted by congress Is afforded In the an
nual report of the Interstate Commerce
commission, published this week. The fig
ures tell the story more succinctly and at
the same time more conclusively than
could be done In any other way.
In 19 3, before there was any legal com
pulsion In the matter, one man out of
every 349 engaged in coupling and un
coupling cars was killed; In 1908, under the
enforcement of the law, after many de
lays, only one man was killed out of 983.
In other words the fatalities from this
cause were reduced to one-third of their
former volume. In injuries the rate was
one man in thirteen in 1903, and one in
sixty-two in 1908, the casualties under the
law being little more than one-fifth of
those before It was enforced.
This statistical showing of two out of
three lives saved, and four out of five in
juries avoided, is a striking vindication of
the wisdom of the law and the benefit of
its enforcement. It also reacts with some
severity on those eminent exponents of
railroad management who first opposed the
law, and after It was enacted secured the
postponement of Its enforcement on the
plea, of practical difficulties, for years after
It had been placed on the statute book. It
Is hardly possible to avoid reflections on
the moral responsibility for a large share
of the lives and limbs sacrificed while the
law was In force hut not enforced.
Our Birthday Book
January 4, 1910.
David W. Mulvane, lawyer and politician
of Kansas, was born at Princeton, III.,
January 4, im. Mr. Mulvane came to
Omaha for a wife, formerly Miss Minnie
McKenna, and Is a frequent visitor here.
W. A. DeBord, attorney In the partner
ship of Baldrlge & DeBoid, Is 45 years old.
He hails from Oskalooha, la., and Is a
high-up Mason as well as a leader In
Christian church circles. Mr. DeBord began
studying law with Judge Sedgwick at York.
Charles H. Gratton was born in Syracuse.
N. Y.. January 4, 1SC9. He ts In the mer
chandise storaga business and used to be
a member of the Omaha school board.
Charles Wllmot Kennedy of the army,
stationed at headquarters, Department of
the Missouri, Is CI years of age and has
been an officer In the army since 1SS3. He
la still' active at his profession.
Fred I Smith, one of Omaha's colored
lawyers, is 44 today. He was born In
Springfield, 111., and graduated from the
law department of YVllberfure university
at Xtnlu. O, '
Around New York
Klpplea ea the entreat of X.lfe
as fjaea la the areas Americas
Metropolis from Say to Dy.
The transfer of the business of the Amer
ican Hankers' association from the pinker
ton Detective agency to a new organisa
tion under the management of Wll'lam J.
Hums, recently associated with tho graft
prosecutions In San Francisco, hrlnRs out
an explanatory circular from the Pinker
tons. According to the circular the busi
ness of the bankers went to the new con
cern because the Plnkertons would not
sign up a contract on the terms made
fifteen years ago. At that time there
were 1,700 members in the Hankers' as
aoelntlon. Now the membership numbers
11,000, and the business from that source
was 1 per cent of the total Plnkerton bus!
ness. Referring to the agency's work In
running down bankrohbers a showing Is
made of 96f arrests, 813 convictions,
eighty-four releases and forty-two await
ing trial. In fifteen years there were but
191 burglaries or attempted burglaries of
banks, members of the association, netting
the criminals $147,065. as against 1.062 burg
laries of non members, netting tho crim
On Broadway one cold night recently a
prosperous merchant was ' diffidently ac
costed by a shivering young man who
wore no overcoat, needed a shave, and In
general bore the exterior of the commoner
"Please allow me Just one word," began
the young man, nervously. "1 am in need
of several dol'ars"
"There is no novelty In that," suggested
the merchant, Interrupting him brutally.
"But why should I, a total stranger, pay
of several dollars "
"I meant to ask you for a dime, and I can
give you the best of reasons for paying It.
I have Inherited a patent chemical formula
for a simple preparation which will prevent
any window glass or spectacle lens from
being frosted by warm or cold air. With
tu cents l can buy enough Ingredients to
make a quantity, and before morning I
can sell it all right here on Broadway.
You need it yourself."
'What will you take for a half Interest
in that business?" demanded the merchant
"One thousand dollars, sir."
""Then let us telk Is over."
Together they adjourned to a neighboring
restaurant, and within one hour agreed
on every essential of an ambitious partner
Within another week the young man was
himself a flourishing merchant.
So goes New York.
Annie Berman, ,a red-cheeked 17-year-old
girl, who has been on picket duty for
the striking shirtwaist makers, was ar
raigned in the Tombs court on two charges,
one attempting to assault another young
woman and with interfering with a cod.
"Why, you use paint!" the magistrate
exclaimed, when he law her ruddi cheeks.
"Isn't your face painted? Officer, see if
her face Isn't painted."
The policeman on the bridge extended a
finger toward the girl's face, but she drew
"No, my face isn't painted," she snap
ped. "And, besides, I'll feel my own face."
The policeman didn't essay further con
"Well," said the magistrate, "you have
a remarkable complexion. It looks al
most too good to be real."
Several witnesses including Policeman
Depper, testified that Annie had behaved
very badly. They said she had an awful
temper; that she tried to spit at one girl,
"made a dash"1 for another. Insisted that
the policeman was a "bum" and demanded
that he arrest her if he dared.
Annie, on the other hand, said she was
provoked because the proprietor of the
place had called names and told her she
was a "dirty striker and without anything
The girl was Indignant over the mag
istrate's notice of her complexion. She
said she thought it a piece of "chutzpeh,"
which, interpreted, means nerve.
Arrangements have been completed for a
picturesque birthday party to be given
early this week in the historic old Jumel
mansion on Washington Heights, where
Washington had his headquarters in the
revolutionary campaign in this vicinity.
The hostess will be Mrs. Kady C. Brown-
elT, the custodian of the mansion, and the
occasion will be her sixty-seventh birth
Mrs. Brownell has the distinction of being
the only regular enlisted woman soldier
the United States ever recognized. She
Joined the Rifle Guards of Providence.
R. I., by permission of Governor Sprague
when her husband went to the front In
1861. She and her husband were under fire
at Harper's Ferry and Bull Run. In the
latter conflict Mrs. Brownell was seriously
In the oustomers' room of a large brok
erage concern In the Wall street distnet.
reports tfe Tribune, a wag posted this sign
on Monday: "Yes, we know all about the
great blizzard. It was much worse than
yesterday's. We were all In It and forgot
It. Tell your story to the elcvatur man."
Tho sign had been put up after three men,
disregarding the spectacular fluctatlons on
the tape, had told long stories. When the
day's business was over a departing custo
mer stopped In front of the little notice
and taking a pen from his pocket, added:
"There are blizzards In which snow and
wind are lesser factors than nerve. Rock
Island, December 27, 1906."
FARM El IIS' FA lit V STORY,
How Crop Statistics Look In a -ew
At current prices wheat will bring to the
farmer for the year J72S.000.00O, with $6i;5..
000,000 for hay, 1400. 000.000 for oats, t-12.0.,-0"0
for potatoes, and 1100,000,000 for tobacco.
These stupendous figures cannot he
grasped by the ordinary intelligence. While
the gold production of the year was the
greatest In all the country's history, It fell
a few millions short of the value of tho
tobacco crop, and was immeasurably ex
ceeded by that of the wheat, cotton and
corn crops. The production of all the c -r-rals
combined was greater In quantity fur
1909 than for any preceding year except
lfH)6, which broke several records in thy
bulk of the output. The higher prices now,
however, give the farmer much more
money for his work In 1909 than he ob
tained In 1906 or any other yeary
The aggregate valuo of the country's
farm products for 1X9 would go much
more than half way toward buying out
the entire railway system of the country,
with the accumulations of property of all
sorts which have been gathered througli
the years. The money which goes Into the
farmers' pockets for their labors for the
twelve months amounts to a fourteenth of
the value of all the country's property,
real and personal; and the wealth of the
United States, It must be remembered,
equals that of our two nearest rivals com
binedGreat Britain and Germany. The
fairy tales contain no greater marvels
than tie story of the yield of the coun
try's farms tells us, and the latter has the
advantage of being based on Solid and
STT ... 777
batabhshed m 1857 as Kountze Bros.
Nationalized in 1863, Charter No. 209
"One of the Safest
Forms of Investment Is a
3 Certificate of Deposit
In This Dank, Which Has
Over S12.000.000 of Assets.
The published statement of November 1. "09,
showed that this bank had outstanding In
terest bearing certificates totalling Bl, 984,810.
I ay. .vTiS
mVtwit 4sV aw - S&U.VlAr?U3
PROFIT" OF FARMERS.
Proposed Investigation Goes Agra Inst
New York Sun.
In Investigitlng the high prices of food
stuffs. Secretary Wilson will have some
difficulty In . learning what the farmers
spend on their crops and what they sell
their products for. Few farmers keep an
account book In which tho actual profits of
their Industry would even be Indicated.
General averages are hardly to ba re
garded as a suitable basis for such an
Investigation. Undoubtedly the great ma
jority of farmers are men of limited means
and small Income. They share that con
dition with tho great majority of people
the, world over. The industry shows few
if any millionaires, whose, million has been
made on the farm, but it is doubtful if
any other branch of. human activity will
show a larger percentage of people, who
are at least In comfortable circumstances.
nt'Kui uiiik me iarmers collectively, we
already have Mr. Wilson's testimony that
they are prospering. The total value of
American farm products last year Is re
ported by him as $8,760,000,000, an Increase
of 4t) per cent in only five years. He doea
not say whether this is farm value or
mcrket value, but farm value is Implied.
He points exulllngly to eleven years of
production with total products valued at
not less than $70,000,000,000. This, he says,
"has paid off mortgages, established banks,
made belter homes, helped to make the
farmer a citizen of the world, and pro
vided him with' means for improving hi.
soil and making it more productive." Thii
declaration seems to warrant a belief that
some of the consumers' . money at least
gets past the mlddlman and Into the hands
of the farmers. Whether this uplift Is
effected by an unreasonable draft on the
pockets of the farmer's fellow citizens may
or may not be clearly revealed by the re
port of the investigators.
In his last report Mr. Wilson says that
the total cereal crop of the United States'
for 1909 exceeds the five year average
by 6.6 per cent, and that the farm value
of that total exceeds the five year aver
age by 34 per cent. The farmers may
nui ici au ui me increase, Dut the secre
tary's report indicates that a fair share
Of it at least goes to the producers.
PIFFLE FROM A JURIST,
Condition Are Not as Yellow as
They Are Painted.
A New York supreme court Justice walls
that "the age of patriotism has yielded to
the age of commercialism," and that "up
permost in the human mind today Is not
the Stars and Stripes, but the dollar mark."
We don't believe It. The dlntlngulshed
Jurist must have eaten too much Christ
The baseless superstition that commerce
is a selfish thing and trade utterly without
bowels and sentiment is a survival from
the feudalism that despised any pursuit
save murder and every profit save priv
ilege. The truth Is that all national pat
riotisms today rest upon the need of com
merce and industry for organized order,
law and security, and those countries
whose 'national power and good are upheld
by the commercial and Industrial classes,
are exactly the ones whose citizens ex
hibit most national patriotism.
Napoleon called England a nation of
shopkeepers, but the patriotism of the
shopkeepers In tho course of thirteen years
of war wore the Corsican down. The
South despised the Yankees as devoted to
the almlghtly dollar, but the South was
conquered by the sacrifices of blood and
treasure the Yankees made. Feudalism,
chivalry and that sort of thing kept Ger
many disrupted and Japan a collection of
warring tribes. National patriotism Is a
quality of modern Germany and modern
Right here In America at this present
hour is more sense of civic responsibility,
of patriotlo devotion, of public Ideality
than ever enamated the rank and file of
arty numerous people. We need them afl,
In order to deal with the evils that afflict
us, but we are not corrupt to the core or
blind worshipers of Mammon not by a
Why Buy Lenox Soap?
HERE'S WHYi A dollar spent for Lenox Soap,
will buy more real aoap than the earns amount
of money, spent for any other brand.
IT MAY NOT buy more bar of soap, but it will
buy more soap.
AND THE SOAP will be better.
IT WILL BE Or GOOD QUALITY, all the way
IT WILL DO AS GOOD WORK any laundry
oap, no matter what it price. It will d far better
worK than any of the cheap soap.
THESE ARE SEASONS stood reason why you
hould buy Lenox Soap.
Lenox Soap-Just fits the hand
TiVVrrwiTh fi- hi
V'9 I I IT u tr I u
A Brooklyn man named Hersh Barktn
has taken out a marriage license. That
name Is a household favorite In every
family that keeps a dog.
Texas refuses to accept Mr. Taft'a pro
nunclumento on the contents of the bottle.
Ill fares the state, to hastening ills a prey,
where whisky Isn't what the labels say.
For wearing a hat three feet In diameter,
a New York girl was laughed and hooted
out or Copenhagen the other day. Those
Danes appear to make about the finest
jusepn inamoenain a election address to
the Britisher's show how completely he has
come to believe that under protective
tariff the foreigner pays the tax. Has he
never heard of the ultimate consumer, who
has at last been discovered Iri AmerlcaT
After March 1, 11)10, soda ) fountains In
Illinois must be placarded so that custo
mers may know the Ingredients of the
mixture which are sold over the counter.
An order to this effect was Issued yester
day by the Illinois state food commissioner
because benzoate of soda and artificial
coloring matter are contained in the fruits
and sirups used at some soda fountains.
That was a fine tribute that President
Taft paid to Governor Hughes of New
York, at the recent annual dinner of the
New Haven Chamber of Commerce, when
he said: "It is a source of regret that I
cannot meet on this platform tonight that
distinguished American, the governor of
New York state, whose interest in politics
is to purify It. He touches notlUng that
he does not adorn."
YOUNG YEAR SMILES.
"I thought you told me these lota would
double in value in two years, and here's
a man offering me exactly what I gave
"Yes; but you forgot you gave twice aa
much as they were worth." Judge.
"Well, Henry, how do you like your
"Not at all. They're so quiet that I
daren't move, or mamma can't hear what
they're saying." Bon Vivant.
He was an old darky. He wore no over
coat and the icy wind twisted his thread
bare clothes about his shriveled body.
"Wind," he demanded, whimsically,
"whar wu you dls lima las' July?"
Everybody's Magazine. fc
"That speaker tries to be accurate. "
"Yes," answered Senator Sorghum. "He
really overexerts himself. After saying
'there is little more to be said on this
subject' he will talk i'or an hour to prove
it." Washington Star.
"Wouldn't you like te try a hoUle of my
celebrated eye remedy! .Onlya) dents."
"No; there's nothing whatever the matter
wnn my eyes."
"Well, It's equally guod for removing
corns. As a corn remedy I sell it for 10
cents." Chicago Tribune.
She I have such a beautiful hair orna
ment with mistletoe. In the design. Now
if 1 wore it, do you thing It wou.d be taken
as a hint?
He I don't know :.bout that,- but t am
Bure every man yho saw It would embrace
the opportunity. Baltimore American.
CAED OF THANKS.
Detroit Free Press.
I'm grateful to
My grocer, and
The coal man, and
A debt of grati
tude I owe
To merchants whom
I do not know.
The milk man I
Arise to thank,
Likewise the men
Who run the bank;
Eight life lnsuranue
Firms I find
Kept me In mind.
The butcher, and
The baker, too,
I'm going to thank
Before I'm through;
The drug store man.
To thank them all
Is now my plan.
Four printers there
Are In the list,
Not one of them
Must now he missed;
I thank you all
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