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THE 11EE: OMAHA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 2D, 1910.
TlIE OMAHA DAILY' REE,
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STATF.MrcifT ni "trtCtJl,ATION.
State of r-Tehiaaka. Douglas County, as.:
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and complete copies of The Dally. Morn
ing. Evening and t.urdnv Pea printed dur
ing the month of December, lSOO. wm aa
"4t,R80 17 41.830
41.780 IS. 43.930
41.E80 19 11,030
4 41,790 SO 43,770
48,340 81 48,480
43.930 83 43.000
T 41.670 83 43.450
43.680 84 42.630
43.E30 Ba 43,000
10 43,560 86 44,480
11 48,640 87 43,610'
19 41860 80 43,630
11......... 44,830 89 40,370
14 48.470 SO 49,410
IS 43.500 31 43,490
Returned copies 10,130
Nat Total.... , 1,313,380
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OKORGifl 11. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer.
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bafor ma Una Slat day of December, 130.
W. p. WALKER.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily altonld have Tk lie
mailed to them. Address will be
chaagt4 aa often aa rettuaaled.
Governor Shallenberger hag decided
that one democratic legislature on his
bands In one term la quite sufficient.
Washington news item: "The day
was given up to speeches, largely po
litical." Anything unusual in this?
If a new $1,000,000,000 copper
trust is really on the boards, watch
out for a certain "Tom" Lawm to
break Into black-faced type once more.
Nobody at Washington wants to
guess how long the Balllnger Inquiry
now in progress will continue. Well,
there's the Brownsville Investigation
for a marker.
The indictment over in Chicago of a
bunch of city officials and contractors
for graft must be Intended as a signal
for Lincoln J. 8teffens to hot-foot to
the city on the lakes.
We note an Item to the effect that
all the newspapers published In Web
ster county are raising their subscrip
tion prices at the same time. Mere
coincidence, of course.
Dr. WlJey has been telling a con
gressional committee how to test eggs
by dropping them into water with a
10 per cent salt solution. We know
an easier way than that.
To Edgar Howard: Never mind.
We, too, have sometimes given un
grateful governors well-meant advice
which they failed to appreciate to
their subsequent sorrow.
One of the proposed provisions In
tho Illinois primary law requires all
officers of all political committees to
first be elected precinct committeeman
at the primary. Not a bad Idea.
It 1 to be hoped that the light-fingered
gentry are not overlooking the
rising market quotations to the extent
of losing track of where petit larceny
ends and grand larceny begins.
That fellow, Taylor of Custer, has
again upset the democratic apple-cart
by filing for nomination for congress
In the Sixth district. That particular
Taylor is always a disturbing factor.
It should be understood that all this
fuss in Illinois over the Ton bill has
nothing to do with weights and meas
ures, but, on tho contrary, relates to
the franchise which a terminal com
pany is after In Chicago.
James J. Hill blames the high food
prices on the telephone habit of house
wives in ordering for their larder. The
thing to do, then, must be not to stop
eating meat, but to order out the tele
phones. ', . '. .
City Comptroller Lobeck has been
honored with a place on the board of
trustoes of the newly formed League
of Nebraska Municipalities. The ques
tion Is, Will our ambitious comptroller
be content with that bouquet? .
"Texas is prosperous," says a Texas
congressman, "but it is in spite of, not
because of, the republican tariff."
Tosslbly. But tho last time we had a
democratic tariff neither Texas nor any
other part of tho country enjoyed pros
The average price for silver bullton
for last year vas a trifle over R2 cents
n ounce. Did not a distinguished
statesman once tell us that an ounce
of silver and a btishcl of wheat would
always command the same price In
SCHfTLER. Kfeb., Jan. M. To the Editor
of The Dee: Aek torn of the people that
are howling- about th pries of beef how
they would like to buy ateera at MH per
head, then feed them $."p0 worth of corn
and hay, then add $.1 or ft for freight
and expense of veiling-, then have the
buyer tell you there wan (10 demand for
the meat becauaa people don't eat meat
because It la too high. Tour ateer will
coat you close to I00 when you get him
to market. If ha haa dona well ha will
weigh 1,400 pounds. Tou could gt about
$3.60 per hundred now, or about 177 fur
hlm,-tealdes tha labor of taking care of
him a winter like the ono we have had.
If they think tho farmer and stock f?eder
Is having so good a time and hla money
comes so easy, why don't thoy get out
and go to work? There Is room. Tha
farmer can't get help enough. It they
would drink a few leas cans of be?r and
not go to the theater ao often they could
buy meat. ARTHUR J. GRIER.
This communication from a farmer
giving the farmer's side of the high
cost of-llvlng problem emphasises the
fact that It is not food, or clothing, or
any particular Ingredient of the neces
saries of life that has alone gone up in
price, but that the market forms a
complete circle. The farmer, who pays
top-notch figures for.lila feeders puts
into them corn which commands record
prices and pays full commission for
selling, can get his money back and
reap his profits only on a high stock
market, which means stiff prices for
dressed meats bought by the ultimate
consumer. But the advice to the meat
boycotters to drink less beer and cut
out (be theaters is just as wide of the
mark. The brewery affords part of
the consumption which keeps farm
products high, and the people who
cater to the amusement public are also
sending the money back to the farmer
by eating meat, bread, butter and eggs.
The one-Idea man who wants to
blame it all on the tariff, or on the
trusts, or on railway extortion, or on
the avaricious farmer sees merely sur
face indications. ' It is plain that the
whole standard of living of the Ameri
can people, from top to bottom, has
been rising, although mora in some
spots than In others and perhaps with
an unjust distribution, but, neverthe
less, one and all are earning more,
spending more and living better than
in years gone by. The real problem is
not to break the circle, but to remedy
the evils and to equalise the benefits
of this higher Standard of living.
A Plea for Fair Play.
While a few small-bore newspapers
in different parts of the state are chron
lcally - addicted to taking shots at
Omaha, our people here must not get
the idea that all, or any large number.
pursue this short-sighted policy. It is
worth while noting that the Kearney
Hub, commenting on the shabby treat
ment accorded the Corn show by cer
tain outside papers, not only Vindicates
Itself, but deprecates the spirit of
knocking occasionally manifested else
where. Says the Hub:
Omaha, Lincoln and the smaller cities of
the state are all a part of Nebraska; they
are all helping to- build up the state aa
well a themselves, and there should be a
good feeillng and fair play all around. And
here's again hoping that the Corn show
ataya with us next year not with-Omaha,
but In Nebraska.
That is the progressive view to take
of laudable enterprises that mean more
prosperity for Nebraska no matter In
what part of the state they may be
geographically located. No big meet
ing, convention or exposition can.be
brought to Omaha without being
brought to Nebraska. If Omaha foots
all the bills, but shares the benefits
with the rest of the state, it ought to
have that co-operation which it stands
ready at all times to reciprocate in
every reasonable way.
ftpan and the East.
Baron Komtfra, minister of foreign
affairs for Japan, has outlined in his
address to the Diet a policy that Japan
may well be counted on to maintain if
possible. It has been no secret for
months that Japan Is of the mind to
retain as far as possible all advantage
In Manchuria, as the control of com
merce with interior Asia depends much
on the Manchurlan railway, which
passed under Japanese Influence as -a
result of the treaty of Portsmouth.
The polite declination of the mikado's
government to enter Into the neutral
ization scheme tentatively suggested
by Secretary Knox, which carried with
it tha abandonment of Japanese pre
tensions to paramount influence in
Korean and Manchurlan affairs, was
hArdly a surprise. It was something
of a disappointment, though, for it set
farther away an assurance of peace in
the Far East. .
Russia may be depended upon, If
true to Muscovite tradition, to plan tor
the recovery of influence and territory
lost as an outcome of the war with
Japan. Harbin is as vital to Russian
ascendancy in the east today as ever
It was, and the csar'g government will
work to the end of its recovery. The
Japanese realize this, and will there
fore cling all the moretenaclously to
their present advantage. They realize,
too, that if the matter Is again put to
the decision of war that Russia's ad
vance will be on different lines. These
facts are but a part of the serious prob
lem the mikado and his advisers 'are
facing. The rehabilitation of their na
tional resources, the disposition of
pressing domestic questions and the
maintenance of prestige in dealing
with the world powers give to the
Japanese statesmen ample occupation
without their seeking for other issues.
By assuring the "open door" policy
Japan in some degree puts Russia in a
position where any move of aggression
will have the color of an unfriendly
act towards other European powers
and tho United , States. It Is this
tactical advantage Japan clings to in
declining to consider as feasible the
Knox plan. It Is to be regretted that
Around the Circli
iCItfTLER. Nfeb., Jan. M.-1
Japan's affairs are in such condition
at present as to leave open this cauie
for contention with Russia, but the in
terests of the other world powers may
be of such Importance as to obviate the
clash that seems certain to follow the
present situation If continued. In the
meantime, the efforts of Japan to ex
tricate Itself from a really perilous
predicament will be watched with
much Interest by students of world
No Extra Session Now.
With the announcement by Governor
Shallenberger that he "does not think
the situation such as contemplated by
the constitution as warrant for an ex
tra session" an end will presumably be
put to extra session talk in Nebraska
for the lime being. In his conclusion
that no emergency contemplated by the
constitutional provision empowering
him to convene the legislature exists
at present, the governor is eminently
In explaining, however, why various
subjects of proporcd legislation are not
urgent, the goiernor resorts to petti
foggery. He devotes his attention ex
clusively to the defunct deposit guar
anty and the income tax amendment,
when in truth the demand for the ex
tra session worked by the democratic
wire-pullers put no stress whatever on
patching up the defunct guaranty
measure. In fact, "they cared very lit
tle fer the guaranty scheme at any
time and only came In for It at the last
session because Mr. Bryan cracked the
whip over them.
Neither was the ratification of the
Income tax amendment the moving
cause, although a plank wa9 incor
porated into the last democratic state
platform pledging an extra session to
put Nebraska, as Mr Bryan's home
state, on record as the first to ratify.
That plank, if It had had any binding
force on democrats, would have re
quired the governor to convene the leg
islature at once, but having Ignored
this platform pledge for six months,
the governor feels fully Justified in ig
noring it a few months longer.
The governor is completely silent as
to the real reasons behind the extra
session agitation. Democrats who
started signing up democratic members
of the legislature wanted an extra ses
sion for political purposes, pure and
simple. The pledge was circulated
promising support to an initiative and
referendum bill for which those who
like to echo Mr. Bryan have been
clamoring. Their idea was that the
enactment ofthe initiative and refer
endum at this time would save the
democrats from embarrassment on the
liquor question in the impending cam
paign this year. Coupled with that
they had a scheme to change the
method of electing supreme court
Judges with a view to making a few
places for aspiring democratic lawyers,
and probably held a few other strictly
partisan cards concealed up their
Governor Shallenberger has evi
dently concluded that he would have
more to lose than to gain by yielding
to the demands of the democratic
medicine-makers. The governor's de
cision not to call an extra session, for
tunately accords with our view of the
best interests of the state, so that the
reasons impelling him to his conclusion
are not particularly Important.
Pursuing its usual tactics of misrep
resentation, the World-Herald tries to
put the agitation for an extra session
of the legislature upon The Bee and
other republican newspapers, although
it knows that the only comment made
by The Bee on the subject was out
spokenly against an extra session and
that republican newspapers generally
were against it. The extra session
boosters were democrats, as witness
this sample from the last issue of Ed
gar Howard's Columbus Telegram:
Governor Bhallenberger is now In Wash
ington holding a conference with Preil
dent Taft. It is the hope of tha Telegram
that Governor Shallenberger will coino
frem that conference determined to- do
Ms part toward forwarding the income
tax amendment. The only way he can
forward tha movement will be by calling
a special session.
While the World-Herald may have
discouraged a special session, the peti
tions demanding it were signed up by
democratic members of the legislature,
and the big noise on the democratic
side was all for reconvening the law
makers. President Taft will now have an
other judicial vacancy to fill, caused
by the death of Judge Thompson of
the federal district bench. But by rea
son of the fact that the district in ques
tion Covers the southern half of Ohio
it is safe to predict that there will be
no dearth of eligible applicants per
sonally known to the president.
It coats more to get the common neosa
aarlea of lire in tha United States today
than In any other country In the world.
Possibly, and yet there are more
people In the United States proportion
ately who get the common necessaries
of life and can also afford some of life's
comforts than in any other country In
Someone who ought to know Is
quoted as saying that "there Is little
doing Just now toward pushing the big
Columbus power canal scheme." That
gives us a chance, at any rate, to build
the canal a few more times on paper
before It finally materializes, as It is
eventually bound to 'do.
Some of our democratic friends want
to change the constitution so that su
preme court Judgps may be elected by
districts. If the democrats had won
out in the last Nebraska election with
their thrvo. candidates for Judge, or
even cne cf them, this district scheme
would never have ben hatched Any
thing to get the Job.
Governor Haskell Is asking the leg
islature of Oklahoma for appropria
tions aggregating 1 1,000,000 for the
maintenance of state institutions and
executive departments. For the baby
In the sisterhood of states Oklahoma
la going. a pretty good gait.
When South Omaha wants a street
paved at county expense It invites the
county board down to discuss It over
the dinner table and gets a quick re
sponse. Still, South Omaha has no ex
clusive copyright of the scheme.
It is really not so. Important who In
stigated the grand Jury Inquiry into
the alleged meat combine at Chicago
as It Is to get at the facts and stop any
unlawful conspiracy, if such a con
spiracy exists. ,
The latest number of the Commoner
heads two columns of closely printed
reading matter with th caption, "John
W. Kern's Opinion." Kern?' Kern?
Where have we heard that name be
fore? Now, All Together I
Let tie hope that Judge Keneaaw Moun
tain Landla may live to ace larger reaulta
from hla activity agalnat the Beef Truat
than hlatory finally recorded In the Stand
ard Oil case. I
Stretching av, Point.
Be of good cheer. Although the price
of shoe leather la going up becauue people
are eating laaa beef and making it neces
sary for the butchers to kill fewer cattle,
no such excuse can be advanced . for an
Increase in the price of rubber boots.
Soma of the philanthropists engaged In
the packing industry say there would be no
trouble If tha people would learn to like the
cheaper cuts of beef. Soma other solution
will have to ba suaaeated. Thla la a pro
gressive country. It has got past its chuck
An Unintentional Avowal.
The Chicago beef packers say that the
boycott will not hurt them, but tho stock
raisers. Which looks Ilk a plain, though
perhaps Involuntary, avowal that they hold
the power to prevent the farmers from sell
ing cattle to people who will butcher and
sell the meat at reasonable margins.
Former Candidate Chafln' of the cold
water party says that Bryan's candidacy
In 1911 will be on a democratic-prohibition
platform. All the democrats and all the
prohibitionists in the country, combined,
might poaaibly pull off the election for
him. But what a mixing of drlnksl
, A Problem for Time.
j Philadelphia. Record.
When Arliona and New Mexico are ad
mltted tha time will approach when there
will be no more territories to be erected
Into states. There will remain Alaska and
Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Panama canal
sone, the Philippines and Guam. Whether
any of theae wia be fitted In course of
time for American states Is another ques
tion. As for the most Important of them,
the Philippines, the Imperialists appear to
be content to let them remain colonial
HEAD OK THE) PARTY.
Confidence of Republican Pactions In
When several hundred of tho "Inaur
gant" republicans of Nebraska met In Lin
coln, last week, to consider plans for de
feating Senator Burkett for re-election,
the general discussion of republican hmHi
and problems had not gone far before It
became evident that one thing upon which
the membera of this radical gathering;
were agreed was that President Tuft van
worthy of the continued confidence of his
party. There was criticism of men close
to him In influence and leadership, but
the president hlmelf was declared to be
aound ajid safe to support and follow.
That la substantially tha attltudn talton
by the ao-called "Insurgent" representatives
and senators In all that they have done
and aald at Washington. They have ex
pressly declared that they recognlaedthe
president as the leader and head of the re
publican party, and they have disclaimed
any intention of opposing hla policies or
antagonising him. Tested by loyalty to
Taft, they have Instated that thev were, hm
regular and thorough republicans as any
of the mombers of the senate and the
There is no daubt that tha are&t hnrtv nt
republicans In all sections still stand by
the president. They believe In his good
Intentions, In the wisdom of hla hrntd
policies. In his personal uprightness and
B(jtiaraneea, or course. All that thev criti
cise M tho tendency which they think they
aee at the White House to truat too much
to reactionary leaders, such as Cannon
end Aldrlch, and depend too much upon
the fair words of men the countrv dla-
truets and dlellkes. The great maaa of re
publicans everywhere look to aee the. nrel.
dent Improve his position by breaking
with Cannon completely and by working
out from Under the shadows cart by un
fortunate conditions and combinations of
e'reumstoace. In the first few months of
Jaaaary 89, 1810.
William McKInlcy; president of the Unltrd
t;tntea, was born at Nllcs, O., January ti,
1S43, and died the victim of aj aMiaaaln In
1X1. All over the country the pink cat-nation,
which was Mr. McKlnley's favorite
flower, will be worn In tribute to hla
The Right Rev. Thomas Bonacum, bishop
of Lincoln, waa born at Tliuolea, Ireland.
January 23, 147. He became bishop In th
tSoman Cathullo church In 18S7.
Frederick Palmer, journalist and wr cor
rutpondent, Is 87.. He la a I'rnnsylvantan. '
Fred W. T'pham. one of Chicago's cap
talna of Industry and asslatatit treaaurer
of the republican national committee, waa
born January 29. lsei, at Racine. Wis, He
mada his strike In lumbar, and lias else
branched, out Into the coal business.
New ton C. Blenchard, governor of Louisi
ana and former congressman from that
Ktnte, la 61. lis Is a native of Louisiana.
Moyer Klein, th wholesale liquor and
cigar dealer, waa born In Germany Jan
uary , 19. II cam to thla country in
U3G and haa bn In buslneas In his pres
ent location la (hla t-lty for ten years.
Thomas K. Brady, ' attorney-at-law, of
fering In the Tlvo building, Is Jut W. II
waa born in Cayuga county, New York,
and Is a graduate of the law department
ii th Htat urrfvereHy of Iowa.
Our Birthday Book !
. ; i
In Other Lands
fids xUghta oa Wfcat la Trans,
piling Among tha JTaar and
rat Vatlena of tha Bart.
American aympathisvra of the Boer caua
som ten years ago may recall how they
were thrilled by a lecturer's recital of the
heroism of the warriors of the veldt. The
lecturer was an American who purposely
visited Oom Paul's colonies during the
early months of the war. and came home
filled with burning seal for th burghera
and a desire to promote their cause in the
United States. From th Atlantic to th
Rocky mountains. In public halls and
churches and In publlo prints, the lec
turer sang the praises of the Boers, rang
alarm bells In the ears of lovers of liberty,
and sobbed for the woes of freemen strug
gling against the oppressor. A speaker of
the Fourth ef July atrlpe ho had little dif
ficulty In reaching the heart chords of a
sympathetic audience, alternating cheera
and tears as he moved hla oratorical word
painting from the victories of th Tugela
and Splonkop and Moddersprutt to tha
tragedy at Paardeberg. Friends of the
cause cheered arid helped him on his way;
th unfeeling scoffed at his oratory and
Jeered at his motives. Here and there It
was charged that the lecturer was In the
pay of the Boer government. Later on,
when peace canrj, the lecturer showed
signs of unusual prosperity by building
blooks of apartment houses In his home
town. Then the scoffer scoffed some more
and aaked, "Where did lie get It?" Some
of the questioners were Mlssouriana, but
they were not shown. Not then. Possibly
now. At least a statement comes from
South Africa by way of London which
squints In the direction of some American
who played the oratorical game for a
bundle of gold. In a lecture delivered at
Cape Town, recently, and republished in
tha London Empire, Dr. Belts, secretary
of stat under President Krugcr, and
later president of the South African re
public, expreased great admlnratlon for the
United States, but added that when an
American was deceitful he was "almost as
slippery as a 'sohelm' Africander.",
The Incident related by Dr. Relts, as
published In London, will help Mlusouriana
and a multitude of others to a keener ap
preciation of the cheers and tears that
responded to the deft touch of the spell
binder a dacade ago. "About three months
after the commencement of th war." re
lates Dr. Reltx, "there came to us an
American. He was so sorry for us, and
ao convinced of the justice of our cause,
and so pious, that we thought since ho
was an eloquent speaker, and known as
auch in his own country we would give
him a good lump of gold to take with him,
so aa to enable him to give lectures In
America, to pay for the hlr of halla, and
writ In newspapers. In order to Induce hla
countrymen to intervene or to Insist upon
arbitration. Wrhen I gave him that gold, he
said, without my asking him for It, 'I
shall give you an account for every cent
of this,' and when I waa helping to pack
the ingots of gold Into packing cases along
with koodoo horns, Hon skins, and othsr
such things which I had made him a
present of; he added: I 'I truBt that the
Lord will bless every grain of this gold
and will help you out.' Well, that was the
last we saw of it all; and when I was In
America shortly after th war, he care
fully avoided coming near me, and I heard
that he had suddenly become. In the state
where he resided, a great landed proprie
tor." Seumas MacManus. writing In the Travel
Magazine, gives a comprehensive answer
in brief space to the query why Ireland
does not' take a prominent place either
among th agricultural or industrial na
tions of the world. He writes: The British
government raises a revenue of almost 150,
000,000 In Ireland annually, which Is 120,000,
000 greater than th revenue of Norway,
$25,000,000 more than the revenue of Den
mark, double the revenue of Switzerland
and three and one-half times greater than
th revenue of Greece. In return for this
revenue, Ireland has not been encouraged
to build up its industries and reconatruct
the country In a commercial sense. The
railways are controlled by British Inter-1
ests, and the carriage of British goods
through Ireland is at preferential rateB,
which preclude competition by Irish manu
facturers. British goods can be shipped
from London to 8H50, for instance, at
cheaper rates than can be obtained In Dub
lin to th same point, and in the south of
Ireland merchants at Cork have found It
cheaper to ship through London. Aa a fur
ther Illustration, eggs can be imported
Into London from Normandy, France, at 21
shillings a ton, and from Denmark at 35
shillings, while the stepchild of Britain In
Tipperary contributes OS shillings a ton for
conveying his eggs to London.
A remarkable Instance of judicial seal in
defending the sanctity of a religious publi
cation Is reported In Austria. A woman
grocer in Cracow bought a lot of old news
papers to wrop her wares In. Among them
were copies of the Messenger of the Heart
of Jesus. An official warning not to uae
this paper for wrapping was given her
and every copy she could find was de
stroyed. Later a policeman found a pack
ago of sugar wrapped In a part of the
Slpssengrr. The woman was thereupon
prosecuted for "ridiculing an Institution of
the Catholio church,", and despite her de
fense that the Incriminating package had
been made before she had received the
warning, ah was condemned to seven
days' Improaonment and one day's fasting.
An appeal was made against thla sentence
to the Polish section of the Vienna supreme
court of Cassation, on the ground that the
religious figures printed on the outer sheet
of the Jesuit organ were not consecrated
and that the woman herself had not used
the paper with sacrilegious Intent. The
court nevertheless confirmed the Cracow
sentence In all particulars.
The American consul at Stockholm, thua
summarized tha working of the Swedish
Income tax law: "Tha progressive Income
tax now In force and apparently working
satisfactorily, took effect In 1903. Th value
of Incomes taxed that year amounted to
about $190,000,000. while the Incomes taxed
In ''W rose to $260,000,000. A total of 334,000
corporations, financial Institutions, banka
.and Individuals paid the tax. which, being
a graded on and divided Into eight groups,
yielded to the stat about $4,500,000. Private
Individuals whose Incomes are below $270
are exempt, but over that amount to $510
the tax begins In the first group. Of this
first group there are J23.091 persons who
paid. In the last group, covering the In
comes over $27,000, only persons were
subject to the tax, but they paid over
Brazil has established a postal aavlnga
bank In connection with Its posts! service.
Inter,: is paid on deposits from 30 cents
to IIO at the rat of 4 per oent, and when
depoalta have reached the latter limit they ,
may be converted Into government bonds, If
the depositor so desires. Deposits to d
diaun upou do not draw Interest and all
deposits not called for after thirty years
rrvtrt to th government Such a system,
la well calculated to increase the Intereat
of every depositor In the government and
hrce tends to make bet!r as well aa mora
At. AV-i." yHie only BaTuns Powclcr v.
VVv jT made from Royal Grapo Xv
fpV y ' Qwm of Tartar
v -.ir L jf
VlNv Absolutely Aif
Proceedlnga are about to be Instituted In
Ohio courts to recover $400,000 alleged graft
acooprd In by former state officials.
James J. Starrow, defeated candidate for
mayor of Boston, reports having apent
$103,250 in th campaign, exclusive of side
"Naval Officer Stone," reports a San
Francisco paper, "has been introduced to
his quarters and his clerks." In theae few
words Is compressed the pathos and trag
edy of John P. Irish walking th plank.
Five hundred employes of New York City
have been dismiss d becauaa there was
nothing for them to do. Things have como
to such a deaperato pasa In tha big town
that 'drawing one's pay Is not considered
The moat complete and distressing lock
out of th new year is that declared by
New York's mayor against tho once flour
ishing union of Tammsny Hall. Chuck
steak Is becoming a rarity to palates
trained to porterhouse and mushrooms.
Senator Stephenson of Wisconsin, though
possessed of ample means, Is not a polit
ical "easy mark." He testified in Mil
waukee recently that he was urged to put
up $250,000 to stimulate a political deal, but
he cut th figures to $1,000 and coughed
It was reported in Washington that
Mayor William J. Gaynor of New York,
Governor Harmon of Ohio, Governor Mar
shall of Indiana and David R, Francis of
Missouri have tacitly agreed to atand to
gether In an effort to prevent William J,
Bryan from controlling tha democratic na
tional convention in 1912.
Colonel Jack Chlnn, Kentucky's valiant
champion, has broken out in a new spot.
He wants pistol-toting stopped by law. "I
have observed," he says, "that about
seven out of ten men, after having killed
another, offer as a defenae the plea of In
sanity, emotional or otherwise, and that
the general public usually says about the
other three out of ten, 'Why, he must have
been crasy.' ; Now, I'm going to propose
that It be the law that every man caught
with a concealed weapon be presumed to
be insane, that he be' taken before the
county judg and sentenced to not leaa
than ten days In one of tha insane asy
lums of the state, and that he ba so con
fined that he wlU bo compelled to listen
day and night to the ravings of the mad
dest of the mad."
VERGIM1 OS THK RIDICULOUS.
The Practice of TelllutT Other People
What to Bat.
The world Is full of Wall meaning in
dividuals who spend a considerable portion
of their time In telling their fellow mon
what to eat and how to eat it. These
persona forget that eating Is largely a mat
ter of lilbea and dlsllkea and that a regi
men that is acceptable to one palate is
entirely distasteful to another. The old
saying has It that what Is one man's meat
Is another man's poison. The physician
may prescribe A diet for his patient be
cause he knows from experience what Is
best adapted to his particular caae. The
layman who undertakes to lay down a
universal bill of fare will have his troubles
for his, pains.
No6n has yet had the temerity to
recommend . total abstinence from eating
but. Judging from some of the ridiculous
things that are getting into print, the sug
gestion will appear in due time.
Radical Change of Tone.
In view of the recent declaration of the
sugar truat that 'none of Its officers was
Involved In the customs frauds it is some
what startling to have tho secretary plead
ing an Immunity bath.
You can realize I500 to
apples, pears and peaches,
$ The Northern Pacific
J extends into trthrtugh
North Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, Washington, Ore
gon. New, rich territory
being opened up by exten
sions now buildi:i. The
country. People are constantly buying Northwestern land. Don't delay
too long write tonight for ic formation about th State that interests you.
Ik Euaia Ktaway Tar4k tba Lad at Tort
Northern Pacific Railway
B. D. IOCKWHI, si,. yk(S. Agt.
SIS Oaatury SUdg., B Moines. ,
JCIXLEJ ST. PACL
Proud Mother Sit down at the planner.
Maria, and play some nf the tunea you
heard at the concert yesterday.
Iaughter Aw, ma, there weren't any
tunea. That waa all claaslcnl music. Bal
"Ixok here, dootor, how much are you
going to charge m for this operation?"
"O, you've got enough to worry you now
without facing that." Life.
"I thought you laid your son was highly
"He is. He waa the highest man In his
ciafs at college."
"Then how do you account for the fact
that he has succeeded In writing the words
of a popular song?" Chicago Record
Herald. Doctor, do you think eyeglasses will
alter my appearance?" Inquired Mrs. Gun
"I shall at least expect them to Improve
your looks," replied the physician. Lip
"The seismograph is acting very strange
"Don't mind it- All the trolley poles and
power houses In the country are shaking
over the Btory of tho Edison storage bat
tery." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"You're looking for new quarters I hear."
said Kidder, at the breakfast table.
"Yea," replied the talkative boarder,
"Here's an sd In the paper that should
interest you particularly: "To rnt nlca
room for gent, with gaa.' "Catholio Stand
ard and Times.
COST OF W00INQ.
W. D. Nesbit In Chicago Post. .
I met a lover sighing,
His cheeks were wan and pale;
He wept: "Of grief I'm dying;
My arts have no avail,
I woo a lovely maiden,
But my poor heart must break
My rival calls there, laden
With gifts of sirloin steak!
"I've taken her to dances,
I've apent my cash for shows,
I've tried to help my chances
'Galnat when I would propoae.
I've fed her pounds of candy
From most expensive shops
My rival Jests will bandy
And brings a dosen chops!
"I've sent her heaps of roses
And violets galore.
Expensive? Holy Moses!
I nearly bought the store.
My rival, rich ns Croesus
And homely as a ghost, 1
Is now the one thnt pleases
He sent a four-rib roast!
"O, sir, I crave your pity,
A stranger though you be,
Yet know that !n this city
None Is so sad as me.
(Or, I, to be grammatics.
I've drunk woe to the dregs.
My rival, bold, emphatic,
Said: 'Here's a doscn eggs!'
"My petty gifts she flcuted,
My plea she laughed to acorn,
I'm baffled and I'm routed
I wish I were not born."
And while words on leaving
Were throbbing In my ears,
He gave himself to grieving
And drowned withllj hls tenra.
Mot JnV Milk Trust
Th Original and Ganulna
Th Food-drink for All Ages.
More healthful than Tea or Coffee.
Agrees with the weakest digestion.
Delicious, invigorating and nutritious.
Rich milk, mailed pain, powder form.
A quick lunch prepared in a' minute.
Take noiubttitute. Atk forHORLICK'S.
Others are imitations.
in the Northwest
$1,000 per acre per year from
$300 to $500 per acre per year
irom oerries 5 $300 to $600 per
acre from grapes. Gratifying:
returns' from vegetables, grains
and alfalfa, also.
The irrigated lands In Montana, Idaho,
Waihingcon anil Oregon reached by the
Northern Pacific offer you the most profit
able opportunities (or farmiux and fruit
growing to be found acywhere iu the
The prire-wioniog fruits almost inva
riably come from orchards la the ,
Northwest The climate and the soil .
are mt mi fur, rri 111 ilia ri.'!fna:,'l V Li una
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