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1 41,890 17 43,530
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4 41,790 80 43,770
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8 4380 85 43,800
10 48,660 86 44,680
11 48,660 87 43,010
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ckangrd as uftru Ha requested.
Next In order Is a afe and sane St.
Valentine's day. ' '
So we hear calls for a revision down
ward in, (he case of the $9 hog.
For Heney the Hermann trial will
afford a flood of oratory where rolls
the Oregon. '
Tom Lawson's effort to corner to
bacco Indicates an ambition to bite off
all ht can chew.
The forestry service deserves thanks
for the conservation of that fine old
For those daredevils .planning to
shoot the rapids it may prove to be
the pace that kills.
New York shows no fear of a finan
cial flood with J. P. Morgan guiding
the stream within the banks.
If Halley's comet wishes to avoid
frostbitef. It would better keep its dis
tance from otiV icicled winter. .
If this winter is a sample of next, it
is in order for some one to devise beds
on the tireless-cooker principle.
Fortunately, thero is still enough
snow in Omaha to afford healthful ex
ercise fpr;tverjr; able-bodied tramp.
If tho Postofflce department's in
come la growing at the rate of $12,
000,000 a year, why won't it catch the
Dr. Felix Adler has bratthly declared
that "Oratory, as an art Is dying."
Respectfully referred to William Jen
During the dull, pauses in base ball,
there are always cropping up last sea
son's average to stir the blood of the
Another English clergyman has been
called to a New York pulpit at a fabu
lous salary: What Is the matter with
our borne product?
The theatrical business in New
York is said to be overdone, which may
account for some of the raw deals
sent out into the provinces.
Now that .Henry Watterson is in
Florida, w may confidently look for
a dispersal of the cold wave that has
been threatening the oranges.
If the moving picture people are
really enterprising, they will have their
cameras trained upon that Iandslldlng
village in Italy when it collapses.
Mr. Taft has Interpreted what is
whisky, and now Illinois purposes to
dfacover what Is soda-water. Thus are
life's mysteries solved drop by drop.
Blnce she stopped being queen, what
a lot -of fun Liluokalani has been hav
ing at Washington, where It is greater
to be Interceptor of congressmen than
to wield the scepter of Hawaii.
Some persons, (ly for fame, some
climb ItB 'dlssy height, but the am
bitious citizen who dug a hole from
his cell toward the vaults of a New
York bank drew ft bigger throng at his
bier than assembled Jo bury Caesar
' ' v ' 'L ;
Major Hemphill, picturesque painter
of palm fronds on the editorial page
of th Charleston News and Courier, is
moving on to Richmond. And what
will Charleston do then, poor thing?
This- shock comes almost like another
' Income Tat and State's Sights.
' While Governor Hughes informs the
New York legislature that he favors
conferring upon the federal govern
ment the power to leyy and collect
an Irucome tax, he ad vinos adverse ac
tion on the proposed ' constitutional
amendment because Its text, as sub
mitted by congress includes incomes
"from whatever source derived." Un
der this, the governor fears, taxation
of Incomes derived from municipal or
state bonds' might destroy the state's
borrowing power and . thus Invade
state's rights. The point, which Is
a new one, has been asked by the
democrats as a basis for the yelp that
the republicans in Submitting the
amendment played a trick upon the
people. Such criticism Is somewhat be
lated, In face of the facts on record. '
The form, of the proposed constitu
tional amendment, and the resolution
presenting Jt to the States for approval,
were adopted In the Unite! States sen
ate on July 5 by unanimous vote, after
Senator Bailey of Texas ' had volun
tarily withdrawn his amendment which
provided for a graduated Income tax.
Senator Stone of Missouri read from
the Denver platform extracts to estab
lish on behalf of the democratic party
a prior claim to this particular piece
of legislation. The resolution and
fr of amendment were 'adopted in
thu uouse on July 12, by a vote of 317
to 14, the democrats voting solidly for
it. Representative Clark, as minority
leader of the house, won rousing ap
plause from his democratic associates
by claiming for his party the credit for
the proposition. Not a democratic
voice was heard In either senate or
house warning the nation of any In
vasion of state's rights, nor even re
motely suggesting a republican trick.
If our own Congressman Editor Hitch
cock had ben In Washington, he
would have voted with his fellow demo
crats for the measure; if absent, his
paper was presumably still run by him,
yet J diligent search through its files
fails to disclose any outcry of alarm.
Jndeed, the first editorial utterance
in the World-Herald on' the subject of
the income tax after the passage of the
resolution by congress, is a rebuke to
Mr. Payne for his suggestion that the
enforcement oi such tax would make
of us a "nation of liars." This demo
cratic editorial, published July 19,
after one week's deliberation over the
congressional proceedings, closes with
the significant confession, "We are al
ready liars, us."
Not only is the belated shriek of the
democrats a singular repudiation of
their boast of last July that this in
come tax amendment was tbelr off
spring, but it is a further fact that
the point raised byGovernor Hughes
ia a purely theoretical one, indicating
solely an invasion of the sentiment of
state's rights, not actually the rights
themselves. For by the- language ot
the proposed amendment too gross
would be merely given the. power, and
it is not to be supposed that any power
gtven to it for the aylng and collec
tion of a tax on incomes would ever be
applied to depreciate state and muni
cipal bonds. The national lawmakers re
sponsible to their several states, would
hardly do anything to harm them de
liberately Just because it is possible. !
Now that the democrats are re
minded of their vaunted paternity of
the amendment, are they going to con
tinue their claim that the republicans
have foisted a monstrous foundling!
upon the people?. As between' their in
come tax professions ttnd their state's
rights' pretense, they;' seem to be in a
panic over the question o( paternal
Lawyers on both sides of the polit
ical fence are hazarding their profes
sional reputations in venturing opin
ions whether jn enacting for Nebraska
the so-called Oregon plan of choosing
United States senators our late demo
cratic legislature did, or did not, re
peal the law providing for party nomi
nations for United States senators.
Those who contend that party nomina
tions for United States senator have
been abolished In Nebraska pin their
faith to the omission of a comma in a
particular paragraph where its Inser
tion might have proved to be a saving
clause. It Is well known that weighty
statutes have survived or perished un
der Judicial review through smaller de
fects than the punctiliousness of punc
Out In Oregon, where the Oregon
plan Is Indigenous, the nomination of
party candidates for the senatorshlp
has not been abolished. In fact, Its
success as a great reform measure, ac
cording to its advocates out there, Is
predicated on the result of Its first ap
plication which required a republican
legislature to commission a democratic
nominee to represent Oregon In the
United States senate. If our Nebraska
law-makers in adopting the Oregon
plan had anything else in view than
the Oregon object lesson which had led
them to believe that by this mans the
democrats might capture a place In the
senate, otherwise pretty sure to go to
a republican, it was not disclosed at
the time. Had the first trial of the
system In Oregon shown a reverse re
sult, namely, of compelling a demo
cratic legislature to choose a repub
lican to represent the state In the
United pates senate, it is a safe asser
tion that our democratic legislature
would never have undertaken to trans
plant the Oregon' law into the fertile
soil of Nebraska.
The undisguised intention of our
late democratic legislature was to
make the Oregon plan work out In Ne
braska precisely as it had done In Ore
gon, and If by any Juggle of commas or
pteing of the punctuation box this pur
pose of our law-makers has been ob
structed, U mttnl h charged solely to
their Ignorance or inexperience in the
exacting work of legislation.
. Cleansing the Service.
Lest it be supposed that tho Depart
ment of the Interior has been devot
ing all its energies to defense against
Its assailants, it Is w-?y to note that
Secretary Balllnger has suspended
from office the superintendent of, the
five civilized tribes of Oklahoma, and
three of his supervisors, pending the
final result of his inquW-y into the mis
management of Indian affairs, with in
dications that other officials may come
within the range of similar displeas
ure. It is apparent that the promise of
the Administration for a general house
cleaning of the various branches of
the government service has been ac
companied by the sort of persistent
work which is no less effective for
being cqfducted quietly. Every large
establishment, In spite of vigilance, is
likely to accumulate rubbish which has
to be swept out, a condition that has
constantly beset the government's
housekeeping. All good citizens will
be gratified to observe that in this di
rection the Taft policy Is deeds, rather
than mere declarations. '
In the case of the Indians, if there
has been a renewal of old abuses, it Is
well to discover them, and to cleanse
the service effectively, for these hap
less wards of the government should
not be required to suffer any further
evils of the white man's guardianship.
The Fashion in Bread.
. When outlandish changes in dreBS
confront us, and mere man inquires
the wherefore, ha is told that it is the
style, an answer that usually silences
him, for lulu the mysteries of woman's
wardrobe and the whys thereof, who
shall penetrate? but when It comes to
the matter of a fashion In bread, even
a man may have a right to ask the
eternal question, "Why the change,
and who sets it?"
Into the merits of the government's
dispute with the millers over the val
ues of bleached flour, it is not one's
province to go, since the courts are to
determine the point at Issue. Never
theless, curiosity may- be pardoned, as
to the reason for ever changing the
natural color ot flour. Time was when
the bread that mother used to make
was Judged not (for Its hue, but for its
lightness and sweetness and nourish
ment. If color waa ever considered, it
was merely to contrast ' the peculiar
shade of the white bread from the so
called graham. Indeed, all bid-fashioned
white bread was more creamy
than white, and. beloved accordingly,
while to possess a "nutty" flavor as
well as a "nutty" color was to be the
acme of perfection in a loaf.
Who. Asked for the Change; to the
white and tasteless flour that has be
come universal?' The government Bays
that It Is the makers of the machinery
for breaching the flour that are really
defending the administration's attack.
It can be understood that these manu
facturers do not wish to be disturbed
in their enterprise. But if the millers
and the people are unitedly against
the modernizing of the staff of life,
who, let It again be asked, first In
stigated this change of fashion? And
if he is discoverable, It will be in order
to ask him, also, Why?
The death of R. D. Kelley, who in
more recent years has been editing a
weekly paper at Uehling, takes away
one of the pioneers of Nebraska jour
nalism. Mr. Kelley wielded a vigor
ous and trenchant pen and was in the
thick of It In some of the earlier fights
in this state. Although sometimes po
litically at variance with The Bee, in
the great battle for the regulation of
railroads and the restriction of their
pernicious intrusion Into politics Mr.
Kelley and the founder of The Bee
fought side by side.
Reports from Panama, by way of
Washington, are to the effect that Dan
V. Stephens enjoyed himself very much
on his recent trip to the Canal Zone
taken with the congresslonarparty by
invitation of Congressman Latta. Un
less the signs of the political codlac
fail Dan Stephens will again handle
"the check book" for the coming cam
paign In the Third Nebraska district.
The location of the new Normal
school at Chadron ia hailed as a vic
tory for the Northwestern road. Pos-
Bibly so, but presumably the school bad
to be located In some town accessible
by one or more railroads, and there are
no towns in that section that are junc
tion points for all the railroads doing
business In Nebraska.
The National Wool Growers' associa
tion at least gives Omaha's wool ware
house credit for materially helping tho
redemption of the wool market. If
one good turn deserves another, the
western wool growers should recipro
cate by helping liberally to develop
Omaha as a wool market.
Census Supervisor Saunders sol
emnly announces that applicants for
jobs as census takers will need no pull.
It Is much more likely that it will be
the census supervisor who will need a
pull to get competent men to serve as
Lieutenant Shackleton reports the
Antarctic penguin as acting and con
versing In the highest, stylo of civili
sation. Begins to look as though
Copenhagen needed to take a squint at
the South pole proofs.
Now that the mayor of New York
and the governor of Massachusetts
have picked newspaper reporters to be
tbelr private secretaries, the state se
crets of the Atlantic seaboard are once
more in safe hands. -
The Harvard professor whoso scan
nings of the deposits of the Arlsona
cliffs resulted tn the decision that the
age of Mother Earth is exactly 60,000,-
,000 years evidently believes that a
woman is as old as she looks.
Efforts of the District Of Columbia
to drive henroosts beyond its borders
may be regarded as constituting a foul
blow at a native Institution. People
expect always to find a hen on at
Washington. ' '
Governor Haskell of Oklahoma la
sure that the deposit guaranty law Is a
complete success 'in his state. Some
of the creditors of the defunct Colum
blabak are still waiting to be shown.
Now that the University of Chicago
has dismissed its press agent, It Is to
be presumed that the professors are
about to launch some ' more radical
ideas to secure the desired publicity.
The prison sentences pronounced
against the sugar fraud weighers are
the most effective step yet taken for
eliminating graft in the service. Now
to send up a man or two higher up.
Now It'a Going Seme.
It has just been discovered that the earth
has existed only 60.000,000 years. And this
century Is just beginning to realise Ha full
I . . I
lanauy noriii inai way.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Charles W. Morse Is very bitter against
the courts that condemned him. It Is
strange what Influence personal prejudice
will havo on able minds.
Hamper Crop In th Distance.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
There may be a few good resolutions
forthcoming this year, but the big crop will
not mature until 1911, whan the political
conventions shall assemble.
Last and Best Act. 1
There is one thing they all have to hand
Dr. Cook, however. He is admittedly one
of the finest. If not the very finest, dis
appeared the world ever knew. .
Might as Wall Haas It Up.
If all the' explanations of the high cost
of living be true, and It takes all the reme
dies suggested to effect a cure, the whole
thing might as well be left to posterity.
Pointers from Afar.
New' York Tribune.
Judging from the way in which th Mar
tians are digging canals, they must have
been training their telescopes upon Pan
ama and taking notes of th way the dirt
is flying there..
A Test that Failed.
, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It has been found by actual experiment
that eating sjxteen consecutive bananas is
not conducive to longevity. Th Nebraska
youth of 19 who tried It failed to survive
the exhaustive teat. t
WJf Wonder t
' PittWrfhrg Chronicle. f -Why
wonder' at 'the spread of pneumonia
when so many persons are forced to sit half
an hour, more or less, In a cold and clammy
street car after a long and chilling wait at
a street cornertor other waiting place?
Ft. Louis Globe-Democrat.
If Morse bad not ground the faoes of th
poor with his New York Ice trust, the
chances are that he would not now be at
the beginning of serving a long sentence.
Humanity has Its personal and Its com
mercial as well as its spiritual uses.
An act of the HOaK.
Sixty million dollars is th annual total
expenditure of the state treasuries In the
good roads movement. The automobile,
which some consider the principal de
structive agent of lad roads, has rapidly
spread the demand for good ones. Its wide
extension of public and private traffic and
conveyanceT -aa Well as the Injuries which
It works to highways of Inferior construc
tion, necessitates superior road building,
from which everybody benefits. The far
mer has been entertaining an angel un
awares. Our Birthday Book
January 11, 1810.
Thomas Dixon, jr., who wrote the
"Leopard's Spots," and a lot of other heart
rending novels, was born January 11, 1897,
In Shelby, N. C. Mr. Dixon went into th
ministry, but th pulpit was too tarn for
him and h gave it up to go on the lecture
platform and write hla books.
James M. Lynch, president of th Inter
national Typographical union Is 48. H la,
of course, a printer by trade and offlcally
represents all the union printers. H has
been In Omaha more than one to look
after union matters her.
John A. Kaaaon, the famous dlplomlst,
waa born January 11, 1822, and has there
fore reached th advanced age of 88. He
Is a native of Vermont, but want Into
public life from Iowa.
WUUam M. Glller, formerly on or
Omaha's police commissioners, waa born
January 11. I860, at Whitehall, Illinois. He
Is a member of the law firm of Weaver A
Glller and has been In Omaha for mora
than twenty years and has been prominent
In numerous secret societies. Mr. Glller Is
a graduate of the University of Michigan.
General John C. Cwln Is a native of
Ohio, being born January 11, lUt, at War-
rensvllle. General Cowln had a jok on
Governor Sheldon two years ago, when he
waa appointed on the governor's staff with
a promotion In rank from General to that
of Colonel, General Cowln repreentd the
go eminent In th Union Paclfio fore
closure cases and Is In the front rank of
Irving P. Baxter Is Just 17 years old. Judge
Baxter has held several offloea. Including
cointy judge, district judge and United
States district attorney, and Is now prac
ticing at th bar. H Is a New Yorker
and read law at Utlca, N. Y., with Prank
Huvoock, who later becam United States
Maroellua R. Rlsdon counts th turning
of 6 year, most of which hav been spent
her In Omaha, wher he cam after th
war In which he aerved In u regiment of
Ohio volunteers. Mr. Risduh was born In
Warrensvllle, which la now a part of Cleve
land, and la well known as a lawyer by
Thomaa B. Coleman, assistant manager
of th Midland Glass A Paint company is
M year old today. He is a native N-
braskan. being born at Falls City, and
started out as a drug clerk her In Omaha
elghtn year a
Matters f Xatrit Oa aa4 Back
f lh ruts XUaa 01aa from
the Ana aa STavy Bg1str.
ik nas practically been deviaed tlia
Major General J. Franklin Bell will sue
ceed Major General W. P. Duvall In com
mand of th Philippine division, when the
latter officer retire under operation of law
In January of next year. Major Oeneral
Leonard Wood, who cornea to Washington
In April as chief of staff, will be succeeded
In th command of th Department ot
tho East by Major General F. D. Grant,
who, In turn, will be relieved at Chlcag
In command of the Department of th
Lakes, by Major General W. H. Carter
now In command of the Department of
Luxon. General Bell expect to avail hlm
self of extended leave of absence In April
and will probably visit Europe.
An examination of th records of the
adjutant general of th army discloses the
lnt resting fact that ot th 4,200 coinmts
sloned officers on th active list of th
military establishment only twelve served
in the army, navy or marine corps during
the civil war, otherwise than aa cadets
prior to April t, 1S(1R. The following Is the
lis: ot those officers:
General Officers Brigadier General Earl
i. Thomas, Mrlaadler Oeneral Charles Mor
ton. Brigadier Oeneral Charip L. Hodges
and Brigadier General Daniel H. Brush.
Judge Advocate General's Department
Hrigadler Oeneral Oeorge B. Davis, judge
Quartermasters Department Colonel
John L. Clem, Lieutenant Colonel William
w. KoDinson, jr.; Lieutenant colonel J
Estcourt Sawyer and Captain Daniel' W
Subsistence Department Colonel James
Corpa of Engineers Brigadier General
v imam Li. Marshall, chier ot engineers.
Signal Corps Major En gene O. Feohet.
And of these officers Major Fechet re
tires March 14, General Morton on March
18, Colonel Robinson on April 21, General
Marshall on June 11 and Colonel Sawyer on
July 3 of th present year. v
It looks as if th bill Introduced by Kp
resentatlve E. W. Roberts to provide a
means for registering communication by
wireless telegraphy would receive conijres
slonal approval, aa It should. That c iuhs
haa been materially fortified by reports
maud by th iJavy department un.l the
Treasury department of glaring Instuncos
of Interference with offlolal messages of
an important character sent from naval
ships and revenue . cutters. These quota
tions from th logs of vessels should hav
much Influence at th capltol. An instanoe
which has occurred too recently to bo in
corporated In the Treasury department re
port, concerns a trip of the revenue gutter
Gresham, which left Boston on an urgent
wireless appeal, which seemed to Indicate
a coltlNlon between two big steamers olf
Lynn, Mass., during the late heavy sloim
The Gresiiam started out from Boston.
with the promptness which is characteristic
of revenue cutters under such circum
stances, and later got Into communicat',n
by wireless with the Boston navy yurd.
only to find that the call was eviden'.'v a
prank by some Inland amateur w relcps
operator. This form of amusement cost the
government some expense, to say nothing
of the trouble and risk involved. ;t U liih
time that congress adopts measures which
will prevent such reckless pastime.
It waa a grave mistake for those renpon
Bible for th erection of the statue of )tnl
ert E. Lee In Statuary hall at the capltol
to have accepted a design which shows
that hero In the grab of a confederate
officer. It gives the critics an opportunity
to proclaim against what, under other con
dltVons, need hav excited no adverse com
ment, for the career of Lee justifies Vlr
glnlans In regarding him as entitled to a
place with th other distinguished Ameri
cans who hav been represented in stone
or metal in Statuary Hall. It Is much
mor agreeable to record an Incident which
occurred recently In Memphis, Tenn., and
for the knowledge of which we are in
debted to Captain William N. Hughes,
U. S. A., retired, who Is on duty with the
organised militia of Kentucky. There is,
in Court square in Memphis, a statue ot
Jackson, th base of which originally, at
th tlm of Its erection, long before the
civil war, bore the Inscription: "The union
must and shall be preserved." At the time
of the war of th rebellion this quotation
was removed. When th nam of Jeffer
son Davis was restored to the tablet on
Cabin John's bridge, near Washington,
prominent cltlsens of Memphis, led by
Colonel Robert Galloway, who was a gal
lant officer In the confederate army, took
prompt steps to have the Inscription re
placed on th Jackson monument. This
shew a spirit of loyalty whloh It la agree
abl to record.
Now that th time Is approaohlng for
recommendations of regimental officers for
detail at th army sohool of the line, the
War department Is prepared to receive the
usual number of requests for Interpretation
of what officers shall be so detailed, and
even of errors In the selection based upon
Ignorance of existing orders and regula
tions. It Is surprising how many colonels
seem to overlook tho requirements of clr
cular No. IS, W. D., series 11)08, which gives
explicit Instructions as to what kind of
officers and their qualifications arc desired
for detail at the service schools. The sum
mary contained In this circular Includes
among other things a requirement that de
tails to th Army school of the Una should
bs limited to officers of known ability, x
perlenoe, fine record and proved scholarly
attainments aa long as officers of this type
are available who desire the detail, and
th additional proviso that no officer shall
b selected who does not desire the detail.
In spit of these lnstruotlns, the War de
partment atlll receives occasional recom
mendations by regimental commanders of
officers who have not been consulted with
regard to detail at Fort Leavenworth and
who oftentimes' do not desire such detail.
Of course th detail of such officers Is not
only unjust to them," for It often causes
humiliation and heart burning, but Is not
In accord with th beat interests of the
sarvlo. It would seem that every colonel
who contemplates detailing an officer or
officers of the Army sohool of the line
should carefully read the provisions of the
circular and confine hla selection to offi
cers who conform to Its specifications.
PENSIONS ON WAGE BAgt
lik Island Plan a Noveltr ia That
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Th Rock Island road has decided upon a
panslon plan for Its employes that Is some
thing of a novelty In that line. Th com
pany proposes to plaoe Its pensions strictly
on a wag basis, without making any de
mands upon th employes. .Th manage
ment will not t asld a peaslon fund to
provide an Incom for distribution, nor will
It deduct anything from the wages of th
employe for th creation cf . th . fund.
Pension payments will b mad from th
railroad treasury, as they become due, and
will be charged to operating .expenses each
month. Just as the payroll Is charged.
Th plan la a marked departure from the
usual penaton fund plans. In that It mark
th recognition by th railroad of at least a
moral obligation to provide for Its veteran
employes. Th system Is not to be con
sidered a benevoleno In any form, the
railroad management making a specific an
nouncement on that point and stating that
Established in 1837 as Kountst 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 $12,000,000 of Assets.
The published statement of November It. '09,
showed that this bank had outstanding In
terest bearing certificates totalling gl,4,ai0.
the pension Is to bo a part of th fixed
charge on the earnings of the road. Under
this plan the employe who serves the com
pany for a stated period Is assured of a
life Income, amounting to about half pay,
as an acknowledgment of the theory that
an industry should care for Its own.
WORLD'S BEST EAR OF CORN'.
Indiana's Pall on the Prla at the
. Louisville Courier-Journal.
An Indiana farmer has produced the
world's beat ear ot corn. At any rata, If
there Is any better ear of corn In the
world It did not find Its way to the recent
National Corn exposition at Omaha, which
was open to all comers.
The lucky Indiana farmer Is Fred C.
Palln. of Newton. G. L. Kerlln. another
Indiana farmer, who resides at Franklin,
also figured at th Omaha exposition, win
ning th prise ottered for the best bushel
of corn In th world. Still another Indiana
man, Joe R. Overstreet, also of Franklin,
captured a- $1,000 silver trophy offered by
the Indiana Corn Growers' association for
the best ten ears of corn. Mr. Palln's prise
for his champion-of-the-world ear was also
a silver trophy valued at 11,000. All In all,
Indiana seems to have taken about the
best that was to be had In the way of
premiums at th big Omaha show.
Two years ago, at th same expositions
"the world's best" ear of corn waa sold
for liCO. The Palln corn Is said to be far
superior. Mr. Palln says he spent seven
years producing it. He Is a progressive
man and he began his experimentation
with a view to producing a superior var
iety of corn. He had faith In his ability
to grow a surpassing article of corn and
his faith haa been amply rewarded.
The accomplishments of these Indiana
men show what can be don by Intelligent
and solentiflo farming. Every farmer can
not do what they have done, but every
farmer has It In his power to Improve th
quality of his products by patient applica
tion and by the adoption of modern meth
ods of cultivation.
Kentucky has some of as good corn-
growing soil as any state In the union.
Kentucky farmers should be able to raise
corn that Is second to none In quantity
and in quality.' There is a large amount
of - good com grown In the state. There
are many farmers who are up to date,
but i ia not observed that Kentucky is
taking any prises at the big corn exhibi
tions in Omaha. The man who produces a
new and superior variety of corn Is con
ferring a favor on all the 'corn growers
of the world. Why should not some of
our Kentucky farmers do a little experi
menting along that line? The results cer
tainly would repay the effort.
HARRI MAN'S GIFT.
Ten Thousand Acre to Bmplre State
fo Parle Pnrpoaes.
Mrs. Edward H. Harrlman has carried
out one of the plans of her huBband In
offering to give to the state of New York
for park purposes 10,000 of the 34,000 acres
Included In the famous Harrlman estate In
Orange county. This matter had been the
subject of considerable correspondence be
tWe'cn the late Mr. Harrlman and Governor
Hughes. nThe Idea Is to place within the
reach of all the people, particularly those
of moderate means, a great breathing
space, such as Is found on a larger scale
In, the Adlrondacks. The territory Included
In the tract offered to the Btate Is wild
and aparsely settled, and camping sites are
to be had without number. The stocking
of th property with deer and other game,
large and small, would be a comparatively
easy matter. Of course, the Harrlman offer
will be' accepted, and It carries a fine sug
gestion to other men and women of great
wealth. It is also advised that th state
Bhould buy more land, In order that this
Harrlman reaervatlon may b mad to
touch the Hudson river, and so Increase
Its advantage for popular use. It Is all
the time becoming more difficult and ex
pensive to secure publlo reservations, and
It will be th wisest possible policy for all
stales to deal generously In making great
parks which shall ba forever free, under
proper regulations, to all their people. '
Lenox Soap and Warm Water
SOAl IS INTENDED to do but on thlnaj to
looaon dirt, so that it can b removed bx -water.
WARM WATER HELPS. In -warm -water, soap
dlasolvet) perfectly, o tKat every particle does it
hare of the worK of cleaning.
THE IDEAL, COMBINATION for laundry worK
i high-grade soap liKe Lenox and a plentiful
upplx of clean, warm water.
LENOX SOAP and warm water remove dirt with
out unnecessary labor end they do not injure the
clothe. Many aoepe especially those for which
extravagant claim ere made contain atrong
chemical. By their ue househeepera save time,
but it la at the expense of the clothes. v
Lenox Soap-Just fits the hand
n i a IK. U i
Harry M. Daugherty. who for ' mam
years haa been a prominent figure In Ohio
politics, has announced hlmself a candidate
for United States senator to succeed Sena
Banker MorRe's farewell roar to liberty
was pitched In a key different front that
pressed by the American Ice trust a few
summers ago, when scorched humanity was
squeesed to the limit.
Dr. Daniel K. Pearsons, Who hus already
given away M.OOO.OOO, has decided to part
with his laat million before the 14th of next
April, when he expects to celebrate his
ninetieth birthday anniversary.
K. W. Mlerly of Mapleton. R. D., Pa.,
drives a mule that haa served him faith
fully for twenty-three years. She Is snld
to be the kind that would stop eating Its
oats any time to get a chance to kick
Major Sylvester, Washington's chief Of
police, has made "a wis and timely sug
gestion" that th horde of guides In tho
capital be subjected to examination as to
their fitness and be compelled to pay a
Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton and Mrs. May
Harrington of Warren, O., have both been
re-eleoted to the board of education. Both
women have, already aerved several terms
and at the recent election were again
chosen without opposition.
Deacon Hefhphlll ot the' Charleston News
and Courier took a day to mand hla New
Year resolutions and told the boys to run
the old machine as they liked. They did.
Fifty-two pages of booster oratory and
ads to match stunned the deacon and
cheered the town on Nw Year's morning.
The boys made good and delivered th
Jubilee goods In flrst-claas shape.
LUBES TO A LAUGH.
Maria, I can't stand It any longer. Wher
did you put my pipe?"
"Up In the altto, John, behind the old,
trunk, along with a package of chewing)
gum I put there at the sam time. You
may aa well bring them both down"
Chicago Tribune. t
Little Willie What's the hand bf wel
Pa-r-It's the one . offered to a Strang
Umbrella, on a rainy' day, ''my son.
"How Is Jack getting along In his rac
with the young millionaire for the fair
hand of Miss Marl?" '
r rum in. aumpe x got ok jaca ana nis
inn nn... , m h n,h., A m r f 1,,A trtA UA m,aM
holding his own." Baltimore American.
"What sort of breakfast food do you
find the bt?"
"Well," replied the well-nourished cltlxen,
"I haven't run across anything yet' that
beats bacon and eggs, though sausage and
buck-wheat afford a pleasing change oc
casionally." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Revert), how are your New Year reforms
"Dear boy, I waa too busy to make any
good resolutions this time, so I adopted
the ones I made a year ago, and con
sidered them still binding."
"What are theyT"
"I've forgotten." Chicago Tribune.
He My dear Miss Flip would you have
8 he I wouldn't hav you as a precious
He You did not let me finish. I waa go
ing to ask if you would have me such
a fool aa to want you to. Baltimore Amer
ican. "HorrldTh paper says them peanut
shells are being ground up for human
"Don't get excited. You didn't suppose
that people want to swallow peanut shells
whole, do you?" Philadelphia ' Ledger.
( , .
Arthur Chapman In Denver Republican.
(With amends to Kipling.)
The captains and th kings may start,
The tumult and the shouting dlo.
The leading man may quit his part
Nobody stops to wonder why,
But this one thing we'd like to know-
All else we re willing to forget
As to the water wagon, Bo
Are you on yet. are you on yet?
We do not car how turns each page
Of yonder melting calendar;
Upon the subject of your age,
And what's your favorite cigar -We
check our curiosity.
But oh, th water wagonette,
On which you climbed so vallently
Are you on yet, are you on yet?
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