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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18. 1910.
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Sabacrlhers leaving; the city tem
porarily shoald hay The Be
mailed, tothem. Address will be
chaagieel aa often aa reo.aeated.
England seems to be treating the
liberals liberally. - -,
The liie-glvlng Gunnison tunnel has
taken lta toll of. death.
Standard oil bearing set for March
14. Beware the Ides of March.
Architects raising prices? Well, It's
their business to put things up. '
Another blow to the Taft policies!
The price of golf balls has gone up.
Pleasant of the vane man to fore
cast unpleasant weather for a whole
week. ,,, . " '.
It looks as though the resolution to
change the inauguration date may not
again march forth.
Pictures of those Ohio legislators,
who are investigating the prices of
food, show them to be a well-fed 'lot.
Now that Kermlt r Roosevelt has
killed a bongo,, he .may come home
whenever he Is ready and alt wlil be
A Daniel coma to judgment. Chicago
justice fined a -aplrltuallstlo medium
because her spook dropped false teeth
in its flight
A New ,, IiOndon man has demon
strated that dynamite, like diamonds,
when worn in the ahlrtfront, may , set
a pace that kills.
The danger is that that lean Tam
many tiger will have developed an ap
palling appetite by the next time he
gets near the publio crib.
That university professor . who rec
ommends pigs as playmates for the
children cannot have heard of the pre
vailing price for porkers.
The easiest way for a politician to
break into print In an opposition news
paper is to say something knocking on
his own party, It works both ways.
The vote to relegate the word "col
lision" to oblivion would be unanimous
were, it not for the activities of the
railroads In maintaining its vitality. v.
Aa fat aa we can discover, those
Arkansas bottom lands intended for
the unemployed have been likewise idle
a long time, ' Looks like a case of
working both ends.
While, it. may be true that "kind
words can . never die,".' still "Doss"
Murphy evidently wishes Mayor Cay
nor to understand that -neither can
Tammany. ... ' .
Remarkable how unanimous the
deroocratlo country press throughout
Nebraska la in offering words of en
couragement to the so-called repub
lican Insurgents. -
It is tbe-Britlstt warship Scylla that
Is assuming the dictatorial tone at
Grey town. The Tacoma will now range
In line as the Charybdls, with the Nic
araguanB between the two.
Will j.he democrats of the Fifth Ne
braska district demonstrate their sin
cerity by putting anyone In the field to
contest Congressman. Norrls' reelec
tion? ,Wlira duck swim?
. If there is any bigger game hiding
In the honeycomb of the sugar frauds,
smoke him out.. It would afford the
people great happiness to flout that
directorate resolution of confidence.
The Incorporation Remedy.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary Is trying very hard to prejudice
public sentiment against the proposed
federal incorporation law as a remedy
for trust evils by making out that the
idea emanates from the Standard Oil
octopus. "John D. Archbold Is the
father of the federal corporation
scheme," declares the World-Herald,
and proceeds to prove it by quoting the
words of Mr. Archbold while on the
witness stand before the Industrial
commission of 1900 favoring national
charters for Interstate corporations.
All this might be "Important If
true" were It not for the fact that the
Incorporation remedy is by no means
of such recent birth. In the confer
ence on trusts held under the auspices
of the National Civic Federation In
Chicago In September, 1899, the late
Edward Rosewater, founder of The
Bee, In his address recommended these
measures to make trusts harmless:
First The creation by act of congress of
a bureau of supervision and control of cor
porations engaged In Interstate commerce
with powers for Its chief similar to tho8e
exercised by the comptroller of the cur
rency over national banks.
Second legislation to enforce such pub
licity as will effectually prevent dishonest
methods of accounting and restrict traffic
and competition within legitimate bounds.
Third The abrogation of all patents and
copyrights held by trusts whenever the
fact Is established before a judicial tribunal
that any branch of induntry ' has been
monopolized by the holders of such patents
Fourth The enactment by congress of a
law that will compel every corporation en
gaged In Interstate commerce to operate
under a national charter that shall be
abrogated whenever such corporation vio
lates Its provision.
Fifth The creation of an Interstate com
merce court with exclusive jurisdiction In
all cases arising out of the violation of
interstate commerce, laws.
Sixth The revision (If necessary) of the
constitution of the United States by a con-'
stitutlonal convention to be called by two
thirds of the states at the earliest possible
It will be noted that among these
recommendations are several that are
now prominently before the public, in
cluding complete corporation publicity,
an Interstate commerce court and na
tional incorporation. The hen editor
of The Bee had been advocating these
measures long beforevthe trust confer
ence of 1899 in the steadfast opposition
of all the corporate Interests who
unanimously opposed any and all legis
lative interference with their business.
, A Fisherman Distraught.
The spectacle Of our secretary of war
apologizing to the head of another gov
ernment can be tolerated only when It
is known that the pardon was asked for
the spoiling of a fishing trip. Fishing
is the sacred right of the male animal,
and when Mr. Dickinson found that he
had invaded that prerogative of the
president of Cuba he-did just- what
loyal Americans would expect him to
When Grover Cleveland used to go
duck hunting there were those who
criticised him, but when he and Joe
Jefferson went off among the waters
and dropped . their lines overboard
every man. had a fellow feeling for the
absentee president. When a public man
went to Horace Greeley with a tale of
disaster and asked what he should do,
Mr, Greeley replied, "Do? Why, go
a-flshlng I have wanted to all my
Most men have had a similar yearn
ing, evdu those who have never known
the gentle and seductive art, but only
dreamed of it Even if one catch no
fish, the patience and reflection at
tained are a joy to contemplate by any
one whose career is crowded with cares.
President Gomez was doubtless weary
of the turmoil through which he has
passed, and to have to turn back from
his line and reel to hearken to the
voice of statecraft must have called for
more fortitude than is given to the
Lost of a Good Name.
New England statisticians are a lit
tle slow in discovering that Maine is no
longer entitled to be known as the Pine
Tree state. Twenty years ago the head
of the Maine Central railroad, when
asked where a consumptive could take
refuge to get the full breath of the
pines, answered that no pines had been
left In Maine for a long time previous.
Spruce there still is In some abundance,
but it is fast falling before the axe of
the lumberman, just as fell the state
Now that the pines have gone, the
cry is raised that they might have been
saved in a large measure if In the early
days of the onslaught upon our re
sources any Intelligent effort toward
conservation had been attempted.
Scientific forestry is Bteadfast to pro
tect, but slow to rebuild, and the ma
jestic forests that gave Maine her fame
can be known no more, With the full
knowledge that a good name Is rather
to be chosen than great riches, Maine
deliberately suffered the sacrifice of the
one for the other.
Governor! in Conference.
Much good, and at any rate no harm,
may be achieved by the conference of
governors now on in Washington, for a
free interchange of views concerning
current matters of public interest to
the several states is likely to result in
a clear and deftnlto demand for some
unity of legislation. The fact that only
a gentlemen's agreement la possible,
and that no binding action can be
taken, need not lessen the practical re
sults, for such a gathering, attended
in a spirit of harmony, should produce
full and free discussion, and serve as
a clearing-house of Interstate Ideas.
These volutary conferences may be
utilized to serve the purpose, in a way,
of the "House of Governors," for whi.h
a propaganda has boen so active. Radi
cal differences are sure to continue
among the states along several lines,
and because of the widely divergent
necessities of some sections It is not
certain that the states are desirous of
an organisation whose decision would
be binding. With the difficulties of
Identical state legislation so apparent,
it is manifest that each state would
prefer to go It alone, as now, rather
than surrender its individual rights to
cny "House of Governo-s," but the In
formal Conference has Its good uses,
and no doubt will be renewed from
time to time as circumstances war
rant. It will be seen in reflex In the
messages which all these governors
will transmit to their respective legltr
latures at the next turn of the wheels
of the law-making machinery.
The Boosevelt Trophies
Accounts of the Roosevelt exploits
in South Africa both stimulate and sat
isfy the thirst for real adventure to
such an extent that many of the boys
of today are likely to remember the
colonel more as a mighty hunter than
as an ex-president, so lasting are the
most vivid of the impressions of youth.
And among the natives of the Dark
Cpntlnent not only the name Roosevelt,
but also Fhe name American, is apt to
stand as a synonym for valor. Son,
like father, has made a record, and the
entire expedition inspires patrlotlo en
thusiasm, for in addition to the person
ality of the leaders Is to be borne in
mind that these are representative
Americans, not only In courage to face
the perils of the jungle, but also in
The Smithsonian Institution, custo
dian of the trophies of the hunts, 1b as
sured one of the richest and most rep
resentative collections In the world,
which will be viewed with wonder by
visitors from other lands as well as by
our own people. Much has been added
to the store of knowledge concerning
the creatures of the wilds, their habits
and their haunts, and the discoveries
of new species are a distinct addition
to the field of natural history. The
Roosevelt trophies at Washington are
bound to acquire added significance
as the years go by, serving as a monu
ment to American intrepidity long
after the wilderness from which" they
were wrested shall have . become a
peaceable habitation with Its native
fauna extinct. ,
A dispatch under Lincoln date In the
St. Paul Pioneer Press with reference
to tho impending Insurgent demonstra
tion contains this statement:. .
By letter, telegraph and telephone appli
cations are pouring in and now 10,000 re
publicans have expressed a desire to attend
the banquet. There are no accommodations
for such a crowd. "Wo are up against It,"
said W. H. England, chairman of the com
mittee on arrangements. "We will have to
figure pn some other plan of entertain
ment." -' ;
Some insurgent press bureau at Lin
coln must be working overtime with
the usual fervid imagination generated
by a distorted vision left over from the
last Bryan campaign. We suggest to
the. Lincoln insurgents that if they are
up aealnfit .lt as bad as this dispatch
wouldj Indicate they transfer their op
erations 'to Omaha, where our Audi
torium, with a little extra crowding,
might be made to accommodate 10,000
Our Anti-Saloon league friends will
doubtless emit another howl against
The Bee because, when they offered us
an announcement the other feay, they
were advised that It came within the
classification of political advertisement
for which payment is regularly exacted
in advance, and that we would await
their order on these terms. The fact
that the advertisement appeared in
other papers, while The Bee is still
waiting for the order accompanied by
a check, would indicate that the Anti
Saloon league will not deal with us ex
cept on tick. '
Some of the cities are taking practi
cal steps toward a "safe and sane"
Fourth. In Springfield, Mass., the
local legislators have enacted an ordi
nance restricting the gunpowder noiBes
to a brief early morning and briefer
early evening period, and cannon
crackers and blank cartridges are
barred. This appears to be the era for
a short play day as well as workday.
Another condition has entered into the
senatorial field in Nebraska. Gilbert M.
Hitchcock has stated that he would prob
ably enter the senatorial race as the dem
ocratic candidate fur United States senator.
Good. Now we know what we' are
up against. It is a condition and not
a theory that confronts us.
Governor Shallenberger has been in
vited, along with thirty other gov
ernors, to be a guest at a White House
dinner. That ought to take the edge
off his failure to sit atXhe table with
the president at Omaha when the lat
ter was the guest of Ak-Sar-Ben.
A contributor to one of our local
publications offers a very convincing
argument under the caption, "Poverty
a Blessing." That is to say, the argu
ment must be convincing to everyone
but those who happen to be blessed
When the new reform is established
substituting figures for points of the
compass, any one who can count can
box it and a mathematician might con
sider himself a sailor. Thus does the
salt of the sea lose Us savor.
Omaha's new pay-as you-enter cars
are a great Improvement, but for some
reason or other they have not stopped
the demand for an elastic rear plat-fo-ra
that may be stretched to make
room for one more.
Anyone else want to furnish the
luncheon in orderto get Commercial
club members to come, out and listen
to them? Weekly meetings of this
kind would surely help make the club
The chief valentine factory of the
country burned, but not till after the
season's supplies had been shipped,
which may be Interpreted as good or
bad luck, as viewed by optimist or
The lengthening program of the suc
cessive annual meetings of the State
Historical society will afford welcome
evidence that Nebraska Is gradually
growing old enough to have a history.
Mr. Fletcher continues to advocate
forty chews to each mouthful of food,
but most consumers are doing their
chewing over the cost.
That Kansas heiress who eloped
picked a farmer for hers, thereby as
suring herself of a firm foundation for
or Get ' Bosy,
. Pittsburg Dispatch
Fame and fortune beyond the dreams of
avarice await the genius who can devise a
steam radiator that, will always produce
the right amount of heat
I , 1
Thrills Without Admission Pre.
The situation In congress just now Is
what is exacted by theatrical managers
of playwrights. There is plenty of action
and very . much heart . Interest especially
of the heart-burning order.
By Way of Contrast.
San Francisco Chronicle.
On- his way back from "Barbarous Mex
Ico" the author of. the magaalne expose
should drop off In the south and learn
how they burn a negro at the stake for
stealing a white man's ham.
Fins; t,'p the Leak.
Uncle Sam might save a lot of money In
his postal department by intimating to the
congressmen that their constituents can
get along with about half the usual quan
tity of garden- seeds this year.
I 1 I
List to Boston'a Bob.
Boston has elected a mayor without the
support of a, single newspaper. Tammany
In its worst days once did this. The elder
Carter Harrison regime in Chicago scored
It, too. It Is an unenviable distinction.
Where Geeles Palls Down
New York Tribune.
All the progress of the nineteenth cen
tury, all our- marvelous achievements in
science and all the advancement which has
been made In the art of municipal and
other government fall to solve the problem
of keeping sidewalks free from Ice.
There Are Other.
The tobacco trust Is "not the only, one
of those combinations that, according to
the description of attorney General Wick
ersham, "sneaked Into a competitor's house,
hung its hat on a nail and before long
had the whole trust family around the
Uncle -Sana Outpaced.
' St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Canada's .premier announces' that the
canal to Hudson bay may be begun this
year and that the canal to connect Lake
Huron directly 1 Wfth 1 Montreal has tho
official approval.. With such , a running
mate as Canada, how can Uncle Bam stick
to a do-nothing policy on waterways?
Have the victims as nucnr
The sympathy already expressed for
Morse, the convicted banker, will probably
be Increased by the statement that his
support costs the government only 10 cents
a day. But he has!' assured food and shel
ter, and many of he victims' of frensled
finance would be'thankful for as much.
May Protest Too Mark.
It is understood that the coming confer
ence of governors will be asked to protest
against any federal Inheritance tax on the
ground that it is a source of state reve
nue. They might better keep quiet on the
subject until it appears what the fate of
the federal Income tax amendment Is to
be. The states may easily protest too much
In theBe matters.
Best on Kxmuition
For exceeding gall commend us to the
Sugar Trust. It has rivals, but no equals,
In consummate audacity. While pleading
the statute of limitations as a bar to pun
ishment for proven frauds, and while In
the act of paying back stolen monoy, It has
the hardihood to make a publlo disclaimer
of willful wrongdoing on tho part of its
Where Herniation la Needed.
The widespread automobile extravagance
which President Taft deplores would not
affect the people's purse as It does If
garage repair charges could be 'brought
within the Jurisdiction of the Interstate
Commerce commlBslon. Many automobile
owners of the Hamiltonlan school would
be willing to carry the United States malls
free of charge t6 secure such national
y Two Mattes the Team.
St. Louis Republic.
The New York sculptor who. represents
idealised woman as Atlas bearing the
weight of the world ,on her shoulders
catches the germ of a great truth. But hp
misses the subtler, truth of human nature
In overlooking the fact that woman cheer
fully totes the world's burdens only when
she has man to help her. The experience,
of the world teaches that It takes two to
make a strong team.- -
' Work Kaon for Overtime.
' , Pittsburg' Dispatch.
If congress vigorously pursues all the In
vestigations ordered or asked for, passes
all the messages recommended, makes all
the appropriations desired and cuts down
Expenditure to the requisite limit of re
trenchment It has a Job laid out which
would Justify a continuous session until
March 4, 1911. Judging by the example of
Its promptitude presented In the- matter ol
the tariff bill, the Inference is quite strong
that even with a .perpetual sitting some
parts of the program will be omitted.
Pirat lloty of Congress.
The governmental regulation of railroads,
the curbing of the great trade and Indus
trial combinations, the conservation of our
natural resources, the reform of our court
procedure these are soma of the things
that congress ought to dispose of before
it gives any time or thought to the aubsldy
questlun. If regulars and Insurgents ean
give over squabbling long enough to do
thexe things. It will be time enough to
figure out how the government may Justly
hold out a helping hard te tha steamship
coi.-.f"''' . ' "
Some Interesting Phases
and OondltioBB Observed
at the MeUoa'a Capitol.
Congressman Clarence 11. Miller, a Min
nesota Insurgent, representing the "senlth
city of the unsalted sea," seems unable to
grasp the humor of the situation without
mortising his cnuvlum. A story current
in Waahington and sent along the line by
the Brooklyn Kngle correspondent, Intt
mate that Clarence waa pried loose from
the pie counter by Adam Bede, former
funny man of fhe house. Clarence dumped
Adam at the last election, beating him on
loud promises of progressive reform and
work for the people only. Aa soon as the
seat and the salary was safely annexed
Clarence hied himself to the plo counter,
so the story goes, and stuck to It with
the seal of a Standpatter, setting up, when
Jarred loose, the most painful "holler
heard In Washington since Adlal Stevenson
swung the ax. Just before Clarence set
up his holler," Adam dropped Into Wash
ington and snuggled up to Frank Hitch
cock, postmaster general, and dropped a
few humorous remarks. Hitchcock took
the tip and tho pie took the elevator.
Two elderly women, one of them an
Instructor In a well known girls' college,
were "doing Waahington." They began
with the senate, and, after listening to
starring speech by Senator Rayner, In
which he urged that Zelaya should be ar
rested and tried aa a murderer, they sal
lied forth to see what the supreme court
was like. Recounting their Impressions
afterward, they told of their arrival in
the midst of an argument, In which a
young man was defending his client's right
to a certain patent.
' "But," explained one of the women, "the
young man talked so low we could not
hear what he said. The strange thing
about It," she continued, "was that all
the Judges looked as though they were
asleep. I don't suppose they were, but
they looked that way. And, oh, do you
think," she questioned, as a sudden thought
flashed into her mind, "do you suppose
that Justice Brewer wears a wig, or Is
that long white hair really ' His own?"
Tha proposition to make changes In the
arrangement of the house of rem-eeenta-
tlvea to conform to the general plan of
the House of Parliament has caused much
talk about the capltol, some favorable
and some unfavorable, One old states
man, when approached on the subject, re
marked sarcastically, "They - make me
tared. Anything English seems to tickle
some of these youngsters. Why don't they
let well enough aloneT The nexf thing vou
know someone will propose knee breeches
and all the nonsensical trappings that go
with them. Nothing doing along that
une ror your uncle."
Charlie Rider, special stenographer to
the postmaster general, is one of the fair
haired lads of the Hitchcok administration.
At least suoh hair aa yet remains to adorn
the head of Mr. Rider Is of the "fairest
sort of blond. Some' months a no he a-ot
uiivresieo. in me operations or the New
York Stock exchange. He read the dally
market reports and thought he had mas
tered the Wall street proposition. In its en
tirety. Then he took $100 and bought on
margin twenty shares of one of the "cat
and dog" stocks that move easily ' and
without much' renxon In almost any direc
tion, in two hours Charlie's hundred, had
gone a-gllmmering. Next morning he. re
ceived a statement from his broker show
ing a vacutiffi on the credit side of hla Recount;-'
Stamped across the page were the
Initials. "E A Ct TT " Tn 117.11
' -" "an Pll linn
means "Errors and omissions excepted."
inarue puzsied over the Initials all day.
At the close of business he "met a lawyer
friend and showed him the statement.
wnat aoes H. & O. E.' mean?" he
The lawyer looked at the vara nt rmlli
column and handed the statement back.
in your case, Charlie," he replied, "I
think it means 'Easy and over-easy."
K Is possible to purchase at the Phila
delphia mint faithful portraits nf Taft n4
sundry similar souvenirs. The coins are
i eacn and there are over 300 dies In the
medal department, including those ho.
stowed by congress since the opening of
me mini in iivz and given by congress to
heroes of the continental army. . . ,
The first dies for government medals
were struck at the. mint In Paris, under
the supervision of the thrirtv
Franklin, who insisted on having It as
veritci aa possible, as had been the rule
of his life since the earlv dav wh
learned his trade in the old shop on Milk
sireei, coston. This medal is about three
Inches In diameter: the original
chascd by the Massachusetts Historical as
sociation ror 5,0M. A replica can be had
The latest rriudal given to the Wright
brothers is of gold, and is the oi.ly design
on which two figures appear. Thla is cred
itable as showing the contrast between the
recognition now given a great Inventor and
the neglect of those great geniuses of a
not remote past, who struggled for years
with poverty, soorn and hope deferred mil
often died before their achievements in
the cause of sclenoe and civilisation were
recognised. In the Naval department there
are nineteen different medals on sale from
one of Paul Jones down to Admiral
Dewey of the present day. The medal de
partment of the government is constantly
Increasing its capacity In turning out
government work and medals for so
cieties at a nominal charge.
Our Birthday Book
January 18, llo.
Seth r.ow,' formerly mayor of New York
nd previous to that president of Columbia
university, and now president of the Na
tional Civic Federation, was born In Brook
lyn, January 18, 1850. Beth Low's father
made a fortune out of Oriental trade, and
the son was associated with him for many
E. W. Kemble, who draws artistic car
toons and pictures for Colliers, lacks Just
ona year of the half-century, but he Is
approaching It aa faat aa he qan.
Fabian Franklin is 67 years old. Dr.
Franklin waa born In Hungary, and made
a reputation aa teacher of mathematics
at Johns Hopkins with political economy as
a side line. He Is now associate editor of
the New York Evening Post, previously
being In editorial charge of the Baltimore
Rev. Charges A. Mitchell, profeaaor of
New Testment . literature tn tha Presby
terian Theological seminary at Omaha, was
born at Springfield. O . January 18, 184.
Mr. Mitchell la a graduate of Princeton
Theological seminary, and was connected
with Bellevue college until the Theological
seminary became a separate institution.
Harry M. Christie, the real estate man.
Is Just 40. Mr. Christie, was born In Iowa,
and played 'the real estate game In Houth
Omaha until last year when he became
aasoclated with tbe W. Farnam Smith
L illl rillilVt iUYtflilUlii! lUr ,IUiU4iltalfiAi
Established in 183T as Kountze Bros.
Nationalized in 1863, Charter No. 209
One of the
Forms of Investment Is a
3 Certificate of Deposit
In This Dank, Which Has
Over $12,000,000 of Assets.
n.a pubioueu statement of November U, '0. .
liive i .. at this bunk had outstanding In
terest bearing certificates totalling 81.H4.8KJT
Credit for Favorable Showing
Awarded the President.
Detroit Free Press.
During the final stages of the tariff bill
In congress, President Taft took an active
hand In reshaping certain schedules which
were not to his liking. - One of these for
which he made a fight and won out was
the hides schedule. He demanded free
hldoa and get them. His demand aroused
much angry controversy, and It was de
clared that a free hides schrdule ' would
work great Injury to tha cattle Interests
of the .west, Many' of tha. cattla. men
themselves Joined In ' the clamor of, the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff law. What have been
Statistics now at hand appear conclusively
to prove the correctness of the president's
position. During October and November of
litUO, the value of Imported hides amounted
to 18,740,000, as against $3,130,000 for the cor
responding months of 1908. Of the total
Imports of hides tlutre waa an Increase Of
$3,000,000 from South America alone. The
exports of leather during the same, two
months were increased by $2,296,000, and the
general trade exports to South America
went up by $3,100,000.
The large increase in the imports of
bides from South America, taken with the
like increase of exports to that country,
seems to indicate a reciprocal relation, and
that trade begets trade. Nor have there
been any claims or Indications that the
business of our western cattlemen has
suffered In any way by the admission of
hides free. The demand for hides has
taken the entire stock.' And the Increase
in tho manufacture of leather as shown by
the exports, as well as the Increase in
general, trade exports, has furnished em-'
ploymant for additional labor. To President
Taft belongs the credit for this showing.
THOSE ROOSEVELT MESSAGES.
Consrreaa Dlaposlnar of Uaclrenlated
Vew York Mail.
If there is any joke in connection with
the 19,000 uncirculated copies of the mes
sages of PresUitnt Roosevelt which con
gress has found it desirable (o destroy,
the Joke is . not on the man who Is now
tfuntlntf the whlt rhinoceros In Africa.
'There certainly never was a president
who was as widely read as Mr. Roosevelt
has been. The fact is that the congressional
malls have always been too slow for his
publlo utterances. By the time a congress
man could get a Roosevelt message to his
constituent If he wanted to send It they
would have read every word of It, days
before, in the newspapers.
As for the fireside perusal of public
documents, the average Congressman some
time since made up his mind that if he
wanted to get a word of his own deliver
ances read by his constituents, he must
gracefully keep Mr. Rooeevelt's utterance
out of their hands. Roosevelt comes before
the local paper and the "Rural Hooster"
and the "Grangers' Palladium." Congress
man Blowhsrd, on the1 other hand, has
no show for his great 'speech on "The
Rights of the People's Representatives
Against Executive Usurpation" until after
the last mail order house catalogue has
been committed to memory.
Hence the congressional tendency to
allow the Roosevelt messages to slumber
In the document room. But the words that
the message contained have not slumbered.
Even at second hand, they have an awak
ing effect which la superior to anything
that has been pumped out of the congres
sional brain for some years. -
Aotos Rather Than Diamonds.
It Is not fashionable now In New York
City to be seen with horses and carriages
or on a stroll on foot. To .rank at all well
a person mush have a machine, and spaed
up Fifth avenue, Broadway, Riverside
drive and the park, or run over to Long
Island resorts for the afternoon or Sunday.
The wives and daughters of the New
Yorkers prefer a new machine, that they
can run wherever fancy dictates, to
diamonds and Jewelry, that thejf must for
ever keep under guard and can exhibit
thorn to comparatively few of their friendo.
You Can't Get Lenox Quality
For Less than Lenox Price
THE CHEAPER SOAP IS. tho more you ue,
and thai cleaner end' brighter everything in end
bout your home is.
BUT THERE IS A PRICE below which it ie
vinwlie for you to go. ,
THAT PRICE IS THE PRICE at which Lsnog
Soap, is eold. t
IT ISN'T POSSIBLE to sell good soap for less.
BUY OTHER SOAPS than Lenox, if you llhe,
but don't expect Lenox quality for lees than ;
Lenox Soap-Just fits the hand
, , ..... ...
If Paulhan can fly over the Sierras, why
Isn't he the hoy to Investigate the top
of Mt McKinleyT
A New York woman lost her pearls and
paid a poor girl who returned them $2,000.
If any suspicion ever existed that those
pearls were paste, it has vanished. ,
J. A. Buchanan, a wealthy ranch owner
and politician of North Dakota, announces
that he will be a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for governor this year.
Lloyd George's fame as the greatest of
WeUhmen Is the reason for his Invitation
to visit America and be entertained by the
St. David s Society of tbe Lackawanna dis
trict In Pennsylvania. There are numer
ous Welshmen In and about Bcranton. '
Miss Charlotte Augusta Van Deu Heuvel,
said to have been the last lineal descendant
of Robert Morris, a signer of the, declara
tion of independence, Is dead at the bid Van
Deu Heuval residence in New York. She
was 86 years old and is said to have been
related to the Ulo Mr. JutiB Jacob Asiur.
The Lew Wallace statue for Statuary
hall in the national capltol building was
preferred by the Indiana legislature over
one of Vice President Hendricks on the
ground that Wallace was a literary man
of fame. But literature was forgotten by
the sculptor, who put' the author of "Ben
Hur" into a general's uniform. '
Misses Gertrude and Margaret Davis of
Sharon, Pa., have made application for
recognition by the Carnegie hero fun com
mission because they saved the life of
Charles Bodamer, a wealthy real estate
owner. He slipped on the Ice in front of a
fast approaching train, and they .pulled
him off the tracks, , ..
( , ,
WHITTLED TO A. POINT.
"Why do you consider your painting The
Beehive" the most true to life drawing you
"Because the man who paid me $3 for
it said he got stung." Boston Courier,
He Darling, all I possess I lay at your
She You are Just like all 'the men you
Insist on putting things where a woman
will have to pick them up after you. But
I'll say yea, John. Judge.
Church I feel some concern about my
Gotham You mean the one In colleger-
Church Yes: you see they are talking of
abolishing foot ball. (
Gotliamy-Oh, Is he a foot ball player T
Church No, but he's studying to be a
surgeon Yonkers Statesman.
The Tailor Hip pockets?
The Tailor Large or small?
The Customer Half pints Cleveland ,
"What makes you doubt whether that
was the spirit of your ancestor?"
"My ancestors were all too economical
to encourage the expenditure of real money
for such communication as the medium
afforded." Washington Star.
"Paw. do you believe there Is any luck
In carrying the left hind foot of a rabbit?"
"Yes, Tommy; it's xtremely unlucky,
anyhow, for a rabbit that Is carrying one
to lose it." Chicago Tribune.
"Do you find it hard to keep the wolf
from the door?"
"Gee! If there was a wolf at the door,
I'd kill him and make soup." Kansas City
Collector How many more times have I
got to come here with this bill? . ' '
Debtor How many time have you Teen
here before? '
Collector This Is my tenth call.
Debtor Well. sir. to use the words of a
great patriot and orator I quote from
memory I know no way of Judging the
future but by ' the past. Chicago Tribune.
VISION OF HARVEST.
Kansas City Times.
Out In the fields so barren,
Underneath the snow and sleet. '
In the bosom of the plowland,
steeps tne promise or the wheat I
With Its fifty thousand binders
And lta hundred thousand men.
And horses panting through the grain
Ana whips that snap aga.ln,
And screaming monmers. breathing steam,
Dividing grain and chaff.
And dust veiled men whose . pitchforks
The while they test and laugh.
And rattling trains thnt carry bread.
A hungry world to nil '
All sleeping JUKt beneath the snow
Out yonder on the null
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