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    THE BEE: OMAHA, . SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1H10.
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VICTOR ROSBWATER. EDITOR.
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"i could a tale unfold"
Watch It grow.
-the comet.
And now the Toledo Blade Is drawn
agalbst the packers.
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. Te bog on Ice la still skating spirals
that' look like dollar marks. .
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, T see the comet, look up, not
down out, not in; and lend an opera
glass1.; . ' ... r
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Take notice that Cnpld Is spreading
hla Wings again in company With the
head flyer of the Eagles. "-
Nkw.that the grand jury has been
duly, drawn the" purveyors of Undefined
rumors will again get busy.
After all, the coming together of the
Governors seems to have resulted in
anything but a get-together policy.
Tough winter for the squirrel. Cal
ifornia blames him for the plague, and
now Nebraska finds him an incendiary.
If Governor Hughes cannot afford to
continue in office at his present salary,
maybe New York might afford to raise
the salary.
. Eugene V. Debs deserves credit, at
least, for consistency. He is still pro
claiming socialism as the only cure for
existing evils.
Conviction of the dressmakers who
smuggled by means of Bleeper trunks
Indicates, that .there are apt to be do
ingS'.wuen,1. the sleeper wakes. ., :
Hard week for the British peers,
wuq,' noin aisappoinung election re
turns and the news that Marjorie
Gould is to marry an American.
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One daring newspaper prints in bold
black type the announcement that the
price of butter is to bo slashed a
cruel Jest, when so many people these
days. have heart disease.
Tha Board cf Education is debating
what' to do with poor coal delivered by
the v coal contractors - who -supply
Omaha's public schools. The 'school
board Is not the only one.
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The only t"emergency" that cries
loudly for an extra session of the leg
islature Is tho"urgecy of something
to prop up the democrats for the im
pending Nebraska campaign.
A Tcpeka editor1 bewails because he
is not permitted to abuse anything but
the man-eating shark. He should cheer
up. Pretty soon the wholo population
will be with him in damming the Kaw
river.' . .
'London is perturbed because the
original of Dickens' "Old Curiosity
Fhop" Is to be destroyed. Fortunately
for the stay-at-home generations every
where, the, book cannot be "extin
guished. . ' , .
Nantucket, cut eff by storm and' ice
from the mainland, has the satisfaction
of knowing that next summer the
mainland will be flocking to her Just as
usual, and contributing a financial
harvest to carry tier, through another
winter's Isolation. .
Still, it is to be noted that the lion.
John L. Webster did not commit him
self as to where that new $5,000,000
state hoase should be built, Mr. Web
ster Is too good a lawyer to take sides
in a case in which he might be retailed
by one or the other of the litigants.
More Chalice for the Babies.
. The addition of a live- baby to the
working material of Missouri State uni
versity, so that. the fair co-eds may
have a practical course in the cares of
motherhood, is a form of popular edu
cation that would have made our old
fashioned grandmothers sit Hp and
gasp. So universal has been the in
stlnct of motherhood in American girls
that with the first baby in the average
household the hitherto inexperienced
young matron has been devoted in
applying natural and rational treat
ment to meet the various demands of
tha newcomer. Indeed, it is a common
remark in every generation with what
readiness and intelligence the young
mother takes hold of the situation and
meets its problems.
Yet almost any older couple who
have raised a family of children will
look back to their earlier experiences
and view with some regret the lack of
that superior and' trained effort which
they would have liked to expend upon
their Initial offspring. In many house
holds, notwithstanding " the maternal
instinct, the handling of the first baby
Is largely a matter of experiment, from
which the youngster undenledly suf
fers physical dlsoomfort if not actual
barm. In the simple matter of wash
ing and dressing the baby, to say noth
ing of feeding, such scientific knowl
edge as the young mother can absorb
Is well calculated to improve the nur
sery stock. And it is a sign of the
times, and a good one, that public edu
cation is realizing that the conserva
tion of theaTace calls for such prelim
inary guidance as shall give the infant
every possible chance. Dr. Holmes
would begin a child's development with
his grandfather, but if the state can
help the growing young womanhood of
the nation to a realization of the re
sponsibilities and duties of practical
and efficient motherhood we can af
ford to forget the autocrat's cynical
dictum.
Emulating the United States.
: If imitation is sincerest flattery, we
may again take a measure of pride in
the action of Canada in two Important
matters, for the Ottawa plans for curb
ing corporations and for restricting
Asiatic immigration are based on
American 'experience and endeavor.
But in its drastic act for regulation
of monopolies Canada goes further, in
providing for the immediate removal
of the tariff on all articles upon which
the price to. the consumer is found to
have been unduly raised. Also, it is
proposed to fine any corporation $1,000
a day for maintaining excessive prices
after an order to reduce them has been
issued.,' It is thus h6ped to put within
the power Of the government a remedy
of a practical and Effective .character;
through a apiece of sumptuary legisla
tion such, as our constitution prohibits.
As regards Asiatic immigration, such
restrictions are Imposed under the new
act ..as would tend to prevent the
Hindus in British Columbia fromadd
ing to their colonies, a measure de
signed to prevent possibility of a
recurrence of the outbreaks resulting
from wblte antipathy in that region.
The property provision, however,
would also operate to keep in the
United States a considerable number
of European newcomers who are now
attracted Across the northwest border.
In these and other forms of legisla
tion, Canada has the advantage of a
new country in utilizing lessons taught
by an older neighbor. ' It may thus be
able to forestall some( of the evils at
tendant upon prodigious and prosper
ous growth as witnessed in the United
States.
Abuse of Free Postage Privilege.
:' The' Kansas City Star prints a com
munication from a Nebraska farmer
as a text to declare that, "If the malls
were, rid of cumbersome political mat
ter, and if the railroads were paid to
carry the malls at even as low rates as
the exceedingly prosperous express
companies receive, there would be no
postal deficits." The letter reads as
follows:
FURDUM. Ntb.'. Jan. 16. To The Star:
I am a farmer and am not posted in re
gard to the mystorles of politics. Can
you tell fne why the senate of the United
States will order tens of thousands of
Speaker Cannon's Kansas City speech
printed and sent out, , and the Unlte'd
States pays the freight? The common
people care nothing for Cannon, muoh
less for what he snys. He. la regarded as
an. accident in a multitude of accidents.
If one of ua hayseeds sends for a farmer's
bulletin, they aay: "Fifteen cents, please."
A While ago I wrote' for Bulletin No. 112,
In regard to hog cholera, a,nd was told to
send 15 cents. Now, I don"t care for 15
ceats, but to go to the postofftce and gat
an order Is different. A. W. GRIOS3Y.
The Bee acrees with the Star In Its
conclusion, but the Star should be fair
enough to note that, the offense com
plained of is by no means exceptional
in this case and that the vicious prac
tice of Injecting, extraneous matter
into the Congressional Record to get it
carried postage free has been indulged
a much, if not more, by the democrats
than by the republicans. On one occa
sion a whole book written by Henry
George was put into the record In order
that it might be circulated as a demo
cratic campaign document at public ex
pense, and a lot of T.Tr. Bryan's orator
ical effusions have In the same way be
come public documents while he was a
mere private cltlxen In quest Of the
presidential office. ..; '. .
t The fact is that Were, it not. for the
free pcEtage.'attac hinent wljlch goes
with everything printed by order of
congress a lot of copy gotien up far
political purposes only' would never see
the light of day. Campaign documents
In the guise of testimony before" lnfas
(lgatltig commissions, letters to con
gressmen and .reports of, eommitts,
to say nothing of the propaganda car
rlel on by various brnchs of the govr
ernment service to achieve publicity
and work up sentiment in support of
their demands for appropriations un
questionably account for a large share
of the postal deficit. The correspon
dent of the Star, however, seems to
labor under one mistaken Idea if he
thinks, the extra copies of these
speeches and public documents are
printed at government expense, be
cause the printing cost is defrayed by
those who circulate them, otherwise
there would be no end to the drafts on
the printing office.
The abuse of the privilege of the
Congressional Record should be
stopped, and stopping it will hit demo
crats and republicans, Cannonltes and
antl-Cannonltes, Insurgents and regu
lars indiscriminately.
The Manchnrian Refusal.
To those who have been watching
events In the Far East, the' jjolnt re
fusal of Russia and Japan to agree to
the sucgestlon of the United States for
the neutralization of the Manchurian
railroads, was a foregone conclusion,
presaging international complications
which the diplomacy of our State de
partment had earnestly striven to
avert. 'Independent always, neutral
never," is an old and bold cry, and one,
that at times has won admiration, yet
the independence manifested in this
case is not based on high ethical pur
pose, but instead on selfish design
which by fine analysis may be Inter
preted as 'a violation of the spirit of
treaty rights.
Secretary Knox, watching the drift
of affairs in Manchuria, had detected
a tendency to diverge from the condi
tions assured by the peace of Ports
mouth. The fact that his proposal to
check this by the specific application
of the Portsmouth principle to the rail
way enterprises has been met with a
denial, which, though polite, is never
theless a rebuff, brings us the satis
faction of having compelled Japan to
show her hand, at the same time de
picting Russia in the attitude of con
senting to Japan's dictation, either be
cause she is not In a position to help
herself or because she has a definite
understanding with Nippon which does
not appear above the surface. .
It should be remembered that in
presenting our note to the mikado and
to the czar we had the open endorse
ment of Great Britain, and while we
lack no confidence in our ability to hoe
our own row, still there Is satisfaction
in realizing that England also intends
to yield no point in the policy of the
"open door" which underlies this Man
churian railroad question, and to
which London, as well as Washington,
is Irrevocably committed. In the
nieantlme, our new minister to China
has been silently awaiting this do
ClfiloByOf the Portsmouth signatory
powers TJefore departing for his new
post, where important developments
undoubtedly await.
. A good many northerners who went
south for an outdoor winter are writ
ing home complaining letters about the
cold. Truth is, southern houses are
built to keep the inhabitants cool In
summer, and when a cold winter comes
the people suffer. A well-built north
ern house with adequate heating facili
ties Is more comfortable to the average
person than the shivering makeshifts
to which the southerners resort when
frosts strike them, as they so often do.
The "no place like home" fact is deep
ening in the convictions of the south
ern sojourners, in spite of the custo
mary protest that this season is an
"unusual" one. Bill Nye used to say
that at every place he visited he al
ways struck an "unusual" season, and
he yearned all his life for a "usual"
one by his own hearth.
A Britisher writes a letter to a New
York, editor' protesting against the
familiar way in which we speak of our
president. Does he not know that the
more popular a nickname becomes for
a man the more real affection the peo
ple have for him, in this republican
country? Or is he inwardly chagrined
because he knows this and regrets the
frosty reserve between public and po
tentate in Europe?
Without detracting from, the fame
of Richard Watson Gilder for his long
and invaluable service to literature in
the upbuilding of the Century Maga
zine, it is proper to say that in his suc
cessor, Robert Underwood Johnson, the
Century has an editor of taste and dis
crimination as well as a poet of no
mean lyric, ability quite the man
whom Gilder himself would have
choton. . ' ,
Many if not a raajcrlty, of the mem
bers of the United States senate were
governors of their respective states be
fore they went to Washington, and un
der such conditions the protests of the
governors In conference against the
threatened Invasion , of state's rights
ought to be superfluous unless a gov
ernor changes hla point, of view vhen
he becomes a senator.' "'
While the popular fallacy Is that no
body loves a Janitor,- still there is
bound to be a fellow, feeling for, the
one who caught his chin on a basement
clothesline. , That exeprience puts the
Janitor in the .human interest class.
If the theory that young Sills, the
Infant prodigy at Harvard, Is' ther re
incarnation of Pythagoras were based
on fact many parents would pray that
their children be spared such visitation
and be permitted to remain normaj.-
' Advices from New York are! to the
effect that our old friend.' Vtrgil O.
Strickler. has secured control of ..the
boari of trustees of he, First Church
of. Christ.' Scientist- from which he
crowded out Mrs. Stetson, the former
head. To those who knew Strickler
when he was trying out his versatile
talents here in Omaha this will be no
surprise.
An Item entering Congressman
Hitchcock for tke sobriquet, "The
Grand Old Man of Nebraska,"
has been reprinted in Mr.' Hitchcock's
paper. "Old Man," indeed! Here's
where someone gets a call-down.
"On arriving In Peru Mr. Bryan was
met by a large number of prominent
personages, and the working classes
there are arranging special honors for
him. Better be careful or he may de
cide to run for president.
A new comet is reported to have
been sighted right here in Omaha, and
as the comet is visible only after
8 o'clock there Is no good reason to
impugn the eyesight of those who
claim to have spotted It.'
' Judging from the screaming type In
some of the Chicago papers, with the
words "graft" and "fraud", prominent,
Leavenworth has by no means ex
hausted the frenzied financiering of
the local population.
From Politic to Daslnea.
Chjc&go Record-Herald.
Governor Hughes says he" Is going to re
tire from politics and ern some money
for his family. On of the unsatisfactory
things about being the kind of a politician
that Governor Hughe is is the lack of
financial returns. '
In the Dry Territory.
Charleston News and Courier.
There Is no great objection to a cane as
such, but when a gentleman carries one
which is hollow, and the hollow is a
glass receptacle, and In another hollow a
glass drinking cup, we think he Is lacking
in hospitality if he do not pass round th
cane and give others an opportunity to
raise It.
"Impregaslile Korrlf lentlons."
.Ban Kranclsco Chronicle.
' If Japan Is hopeless of making Port
Arthur Impregnable, . it seems useless to
spend money trying to guarantee Manila
against attack from a near-by great power.
Port Arthur Is one of the strongest of de
fensive positions, a group of high and steep
hills surrounding It, even on the sea side,
where the tortuous approach Ib fully cov
ered. Nevertheless, the place has fallen
twice and may fall again.
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Proof of Prosperity.
Philadelphia Record.
Building operations in sixty-six cities are
computed to have run up Into a good deal
more money than in any of the preceding
years. The total for 1909 was about $730,
000,000, and In the four years preoedlng the
nearest approach was in 1908, when the
figures were only $628,000,000. Building op
erations indloate considerable confidence
In the future and afford the most conclu
sive evidence i of the atmosphere of pros
perity. , . .' . ' . .
.- FEDERAL, CHARTERS. .
Need of Snfegraard and Penalties Sim
ilar to Dank Law.
Philadelphia Press.
Attorney General- Wlckersham confirms
the Judgment of lawyers who read the al
leged federal corporation charter bill,
heralded as the administration - trust' meas
ure, by saying that this Is a draft, not yet
revised and completed.
For five year past the conviction has
grown upon all those dealing with trusts
that a federal charter Is the only effective
solution of the problem offered by the
need of protecting consumers without stop
ping growth in trade.
If this charter Is to be satisfactory more
is needed than a general corporation act,
under which a trust can secure a charter
and Its growth go on by acquiring and
holding stock In other corporations. Pro
visions for capital paid up In cash, and the
supervision and approval of th burea'u of
corporations for the full value of all shares
Issued for realty, plant, patents or goad
will, are wise. Yearly reports, protection
for minority stockholders, excminatlons by
the bureau of corporations and the finan
cial responsibility of directors for false
statements in a prospectus offering sKares
are all judicious.
But these are all general provisions, pres
ent In many sound general corporation
acts. A federal charter for trusts. Is sure
to be opposed. It was at each stage In
which a federal charter was offered for
banking. The national banking act was
accepted and has worked efficiently be
cause it Imposes criminal penalties on di
rectors for any personal and Illegal use of
their powers, requires periodical examina
tions and strictly limits the methods and
operations of national banks, making h1
most every violation of the law criminal.
No regulation of trusts through a fed
eral charter will ever bo accepted sunless It
does as much as the national bank'lng act
did for banks. The states' are sure to ob
ject to tha loss of their charters as they
did to-4he abolishing of a state bank cur
rency. State regulation of trusts, such aj
exists In some commonwealths, will never
yield to federal regulation unless the fed
eral supervision gives more than a good
general corporation act.
'. If, as President Taft rightly declares,
combinations must continue to grow, this
must not be through an act permitting a
corporation to acquire other corporations
tn the same trade indefinitely; unless opera
tions, profits, costs and prices under the
federal chnrtcr are made public and the
responsibility of director and officer is
guarded by criminal penalties.
' Glmply keeping the Anti-Sherman trust I
net on th statute book Is not enough, un
less th operation of corporations, organ- j
irea unaer a new rcaerni act, to carry on
th work of trusts, are brought under pub
licity, examination, supi.rvlR'on and a crim
inal rrsponniblllty Is Imposed for obedience
to the law by all who direct and manage
them. ' 1
Our Birthday Book
Jaaaary S3, 1810,
Francis L. Patton, formerly president of
Princeton ur.lvurtiiy and one of the lead
ing divines of the Prebyter:an 'church,
was born In Bermuda January. 22, 1843.
Joseph H. Schmidt, th popular druggist
at Twenty-fourth and Cuming, is cele
brating his forty-seventh birthday today.
Mr. Schmidt, although of German paren
tage, is a native of Lockport. 111., and a
graduate tn pharmacy of tha University of
Illinois. lie has been president of th Ne
braska Board of Pharmacy and Is presi
dent of the Douglas County Retail Drug
gists' association.
Harry H. Culver, doing a real estate bus
iness In the New York Life building, was
born January zt, 1SS0, at Mllford, Neb.
He ia a graduat of th University of Ne
braska and ha a war record as one of
Ortgvtjy's cowboys In th epauish-American
war.
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In Other Lands
id XJffat est What la Vraas.
ptrlag Anaag th Wr a
rar Xatiaas f ta Barta.
With more than half th pollings in
Great Britain and Ireland completed, the
result la not a triumph for radicals or con
servatives. The ministerialists lost a large
number of seats won in the landslide of
1308, many due to three-cornered contests.
Indicating a lack of harmony among the
prdgretslves. A bare majority of the com
mons, members of the party, I all the
liberals can hope for, under present cal
culations, a situation compelling minister
ial reliance on the nationalists and labor
lies. Certainly the peerage and beerage
hav reason for moderate rejoicing over
the marked frtndllnrsa of the electorate.
A greatly Increased vote will doubtless n
courge the Hous of Lords In the policy
heretofore pursued of slaughtering liberal
party measures. The budget is' the only
measure bearing , the popular mandate
which the peers are likely to respect. All
other liberal party measures must await a
settlement of the crucial question of limit
ing the power of tha House of Lords. Ac
tion In that direction is necessary if the
liberals and their allies escape the partisan
harassments of the unionists entrenched In
th upper house. One minister after an
other haa declared that the liberals will not
again assume power without a curb on the
power of the unionists peers. Non-interference
with the finance ' measures will
not suffice. To be at all effective the curb
must Insure legislative fulfillment of lib
eral party pledges. There are already In
dications that the lords realize the need of
revising their legislative powers, but in
sist on doing the revising themselves.
What form the revision will take remains
to be developed later on. For the present
It is sufficient to indicate the coming great
struggle between democracy and aristoc
racy, of which tha election is only the pre
lude. "Great Britain," writes Sydney
Brooks In the North American Review, "Is
passing through a peaceable but profound
revolution and Is entering on the prodi
gious and fateful task of rebuilding almost
from top to bottom her constitutional
framework."
Profs. Stevrer and Fleming, who claim
the record for altitude in a contribution
to the German Aeronautical Journal de
scribe their experiences In the balloon Ber
lin with which they attained the extraor
dinary height of between 2fi,000 and 27,000
feet. Both aeronauts wer equipped for
a series of experiments, especially with
regard to the effect of rarefied air, cold
and sun rays at great altitudes. Both wore
oxygen masks. At a height of 16,500 feet
they were obliged to Inhale oxygen at in
tervals "of from one to two minute; other
wise they suffered from heart palpitation
and gasping for breath. As they reached
greater heights these symptoms Increased
and oxygen had to be moro frequently in
haled. At a height of between 23,000 and
27,000 feet Prof. "Fleming fainted on remov
ing the mask for a moment. The effect of
strong sunshlqe. Intense cold and Insuf
ficiency of air gave the face a terrifying
appearance, but the aeronauts felt apathy
rather than any severe pains. Another ef
fect was a feeling of cramp In the muscles.
The sun rays acting in the rarefied air
produced a tremendous swelling and red
dening of the skin, accompanied by fever,
and these symptoms reached their height
forty-eight hours after the descent. Among
the experiments was a test for the pres
ence of mloro-organlnms. These, tests, the
highest made at 15,000. feet, showed micro
organisms In the small proportion of from
0.2 to OS a liter (1.78 pints) of air. The
fourth test was made ,nt' an elevation of
nearly 27,000 feet and revealed no germs.
Berlin Is energetically reaching out for
tha glory and the profit enjoyed by Paris
as the gayest capital tn Europe. On of
the means to the end sought are great
public bolls and fetes remarkable both for
magnificence and good taste. The jour
nalists of Berlin recently organised a
great Egyptlon fete In the enormous halls
of the exposition building In Chariot ten
burg, and transformed the immense struct
ture into African scenery. The desert, the
pyramids, and the. sphinx were all there.
With the streets and bazars of Cairo, the
harems of wealthy Egyptian Moslems, and
many other features . characteristic of
Egyptian life were shown with remarkable
realism. The crowd was so great that
dancing was Impossible and the guests had
to content themselves with promenading
throughout the building and drinking
champagne served at small tables by dark
eyed oriental-costumed ' beauties drawn
mostly from the east end of Berlin. But
this gorgeous affair waa only one. of the
maiy fetes of huge, dimensions held In
Berlin week by week during th winter
seasons. .''.. ,
The assertion reiterated as a truth In this
country that American goods are sold
abroad for less than at home Is emphat
ically refuted in the case of the American
cocktail. Excepting"" the, lobster palaces
and gold-trimmed dispensaries of liquid
caramels, the cherry-topped tickler is a
fifteen-center, singly,' five-off for twd. In
Berlin, Paris and London the American
confection Is twenty-five straight. Where
fore the globe-trbtter with a native thirst
roars in native tongue and several dia
lects. They are demanding 15-cent cock
tails. They are tired of paying the ex
cessive tax for a- cocktail in which there
Is an unduly ' large proportion of ver
mouth and an unduly smalt portion of gin
or whlBky, as the case may be. To sup
port their demand -they have mads a
serloua threat. They have declared that
-they would organize a union In all the
large cities; that '- all cocktail-drinking
Americans abroad would league together
and Import their own gin, wlilvky and bit
ters, and buy. abroad Itre. quantities of
vermouth and cordials, stock their private
houses, form clubs, and boycott thj "bars,"
which would soon, have to go out of busi
ness. An international complication im
pends. . i
Despite the assertions ot political and
racial enemies, Ireland continues far In
advance of the rest of Ahe United Kingdom
in freedom from crime Statistics compiled
by the Howard association, a non-polltlcal
organization for the treatment and pre
vention of crime, -show that Ireland so far
from being tn the state ot lawlessness in
which It is often represented, is, In fact,
more free from . crime than England or
Scotland. The averages of committals to
prison during thu year 1308-8, a fair enough
test of the crime ot th respective coun
tries, Is given per l.flOO of the population.
The figures are: Scotiahd, 12.64; England
and Wales, 63; Ireland. B-7-. "To Scotland,
then, belongs the unenviable distinction of
having twice tha average of the other parts
of Great Britain and Ireland." And th
report shows that in Ireland, , while ther
was a small increaso in the number of
persona committed to prison, the increaa
waa so small that .th average remained
th same as In the previous year. But in
Ei.gland and Wales there was a positive
Increase; of 10.000 prisoners of all categories.
Including , (,000 prisoners , charged with
criminal offenses. In Scotland th com
mitments to prison were LOOO more than
during th previous year. .
Beyond the opening of one or mora mill
ta v rsv.v-w tn tha vlntni -- -
'pi
EatabYi$hei in 1857
Nationalized in J
One of the
Forms of Investment Is a
3 Certificate of Deposit
In This Dank, Which Has
Over S12.000.000 of Assets
ill iubi.uvu statement if Aovtmbr 1. 'OS,
oliowet ...at this bank had outstanding In
terest bearing certificates totalling B1.884.S10.
expedition to Mellla has not been produc
tive of Visible results for th Invaders.
Spanish troops won a battle or two over
the Riffs, but the Moors are still' there
with territory undiminished. Nevertheless
the Spanish troops are receiving the
plaudits of the victorious on their return.
Th Catalan regiments marched through
flower-strewn streets of Barcelona, and
wer .feasted as if they had been con
querors. The Spanish being a shrewd peo
ple, after their way, these manifestations
may be conatrued as simply Indicating
popular satisfaction that the not particu
larly cruel war Is over. It was from the
start an unpopular war.
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PERSONAL NOTES.
Major Benjamin M. Harrod of ' New Or
leans, who was a confederate soldier, has
accepted an invitation to deliver th next
Memorial day address at Harvard uni
versity. John Fe,dder, a boyhood apprrnlioti with
Andrew Carnegie, one ot the Inventors of
the hardened armor plate and one of Pitts
burg's pioneer Iron and steel npn, died at
his home tn Pittsburg practically a poor
mail. ,
San Francisco has entered the committee
stage of plans for the "Panama-Pacific In
ternational exposition," year not fixed. A
show-down of what haa been accomplished
since th shake-down is considered ample
provocation for the venture.
The lieutenant governor of New York
stat ts Involved In a life Insurance com
pany scandal, and the president pro tem
pore of the state senate Is involved In
charges of selling or preventing legislation
for a montary consideration. It promise to
be a winter of housecleanlng at Albany.
A commltte composed of George A. King,
John S. Keyes, Moorfleld Storey, Henry L.
Hlgginson, Charles Francis Adams second.
Woodward Hudson, Edward J. Bartlett and
George S. Keyes has Issued a circular ap
pealing to admirers of Ralph Waldo Emer
son to contribute 13,000 necessary to com
plete a fund of $20,000 for a' statue to be
placed In the Emerson house at Concord,
Mass.
A movement Is under way In New York
to raise , the salary of Its governor from
fM.000 to 2&,00Q.. Although Governor
Hughes's tastes are declared by the New
York World to be "modest enough to suit
tha most exacting exponent of the slmpte
life," his expenses have been doubla his
salary7, and he must retire at the end of
his present term to replenish bis depleted
fortunes.
MORIS SPEED IN COURTS.
Urgent Need of Reform In Jadlelal
Procedure. -
Philadelphia Press.
After President Taft has taken up a good
cause he is not willing to let It go until
he has accomplished something. Because
of this excellent trait of mind be lets no
opportunity, pass to emphasise the need ot
reform In Judicial procedure.
Uniformity of state laws on subjects
common to ail the states is clearly desir
able, but when - making -laws- uniform
It la of the highest importance to make
them also right In his address, on Monday,
before tha National Civic federation, on the
Subject of uniformity of state laws, the
president demanded uniformity In judicial
procedure that shall put an end to the
delay that can now ba obtained by the
wealthy under judicial proceedings.
The president In this describes on of
tha gravest scandals In connection with
our courts of law. Under the administra
tion of Justice In most of the courts a
persistent lawyer, on various pleas, can
nearly always delay the case from coming
to trial promptly. In some cases this delay
la xtended through many years and wears
out the suitor who may have a highly
meritorious case, but eannot get a heiSSlng.
This Is a defect of justice and an In
equitable and iniquitous practice. A d-
!gL-J.tJ-IJ
"Saturday ;
Isthe Last Day of Our 25 Pel
Cent Discount Sale
This is your last opportunity of buying a Browning,
King & Co. Suit or Overcont at 6uch a saving even if
you do not need one now it would pay you to buy and
have it for next season, as the style will be as good then
as now, for we do not carry the extreme and freakish
styles that go with a season.
While Saturday will be the last day of our entire
stock, next week you will find many interesting bargains'
in broken lines of suits and overcoats.
You will find big reductions in most every line in
our furnishing department.
We start our alterations February 1st and wish to
reduco our stock 'as low as possible by that time, so the
next 10 days we will have lots of interesting price reduc
tions thai will Burely close-out the broken lines.'
'BrowninaiCing & C3
CLOTH I NO.
rir i cam n
R. 8. WILCOX, Manager.
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aa Kountzt Droa.
863, Charter No. 209
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fendant with a long purse can weary out
a suitor when he should be made to satisfy
his claim promptly. The president does
well not to let this great evil be overlooked
by those who are planning and working;
reforms. The procedure of our courts needs
reforming. Legislation ' that " will corns I
the speedy trial and decision of all suits
In all statns will promote both uniformity
and Justice throughout the land. '
LINES TO A LAUGH.
"That orator has become a student of
political economy," said the statesman;
"but since he got his head full of serloun
thought he seems reticent about ahowlng
his eloquence."
1 "Yea." reDlled Senator Sorghum. "I foar
he has put an enemy Into his brains to
steal away his mouth." Washington Star.
Manager That new saleawomah seems
to have a very persuasive manner.
Shopwalker Persuasive? I believe she'd
sell a snowball to Old Nick!-M. A. P.
"Do vou think people can ever get' to
the North pole by aviation?"
"I don't see why not. The question of
those who claim to have reached It seems
-to be all In the air." Baltimore American.
His Lawyer They charge you with burg
lary. Now you will hav to tell me, as
your counae.l, whether they have any di
rect evidence connecting you with the
crime.
Client Well, I Relieve they r caught
me in the act. Chicago Tribune.
"You and your old friend Meandering
Mike have separated?" said the village
constable.
"Yep." answered Plodding Pete. "H's
a plagiarist Ho got up early in de morn
ing an' went down de road tellln' m bast
hard luck story." Washington Star.
Madge How do you know ah thinks
she's pretty?
Marjorie She is always suggesting to tha
girls that they have their pictures taken
In a group. Puck.
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CLASSMATES.
J. W. Foley In New York Times. "
Ha Isn't distinguished and yet 1
I read about him every day; ' .
Mediocre, he chances to get
His name in the papers some1 way;
It Isn't through talent or art.
It Isn't through genius or graft,
But he got a wonderful start, ;
For he was a classmate of Taft
He bobs- up here, there, everywhere, i . '
Upon the most trivial hint, .
The papers have om lines la spar'
When lit wants to get Into prlut) v -He
isn't a high flnanqler,
Or yet an exponent of craft.
The secret of It Is right here,
For he was a classmate of Taft.
His fame came to him all unsought.
He never went out of the way
To get all the plaudits he got.
To win all hla honors today;
He may be downhearted or poor.
Be sorry of look fore and aft,
What matter his fame Is secure.
For he was a classmate of Taft
Oh. see the grand army ttiat comes
From uttermost parts of the world.
With resonant beating of drums,
With banners and streamers unfurled;
With three-cornered ensigns abeam,
With hurraha and rah-raha abaft
Uncounted as sands by the stream,
The men who were classmates of Taft.
Not A Milk Trust
Tht Origins! and Qinulns
.ORLSCsl'S
HALTED HULK
Tht Food-drink for All Agts.
More healthful than Tea or Coffee.
' Agrees with the weakest digestion.
Delicious, invigorating and nutritious, -Rich
milk, malted trsin, powder form.
A quick loach prepared in a minute.
Take no substitute. Aik for H0R LICK'S.
' Others are imitations.
FURnJISHINGS AND HAT8.
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