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STATEMENT OP crRCUTiATION.
tate of Nehraaka, Dnuglas County, :
George B. Tsachuck. treasurer of Tha Baa
Publishing Company. being duly sworn,
eaya that tha actual tr.imr.er of full and
complete coplca of Thi Dally. Morning.
Evening and Fnndsv Pea prtntd during tha
month of January. '1910. was aa follows-.
H 41.77 A
Nat toUl 1,304,866
DalJjr atrSrage... 42,373
OlOORGB i. TZ3CHUCK.
eubecrlbcd In my preaenca and aworn to
before ma thla list day cf January. 1910.
ROBKRT II VNTER. ,
- Notary iPubUey
abaorlhara Ivaviait h city teas,
po-arlly afcoald hay the Baa
mailed t ikeaa. - Addraaa will ka
hansed aa afteaj aa rcqaaatad.
In the spring the base . ball man'i
rancy iightjy turns to thoughts of Call
How long has it been since a col
lection has. been taken for the grass
hopper sufferers of KansasT
It would, almost' seem that the sum
mer season! would, b tthe time to In
vestigate the cold storage business.
Americans are wondering what
scared the' Nicarauaa . armies , Into
fighting for three', days without stop-
P,n ' ...
"Worth fils weight In gold" Is out
of date now. The modern way of put
ting It U 19 say "Worth his weight in
Those individuals who have been
disgusted with February weather have
little comfort In the thought that
March Is yet to come.
Wonder Vhat Senator "Jeff '.' Davis
thought when he discovered that his
greatest oratorical efforts were con
sidered only a cd using t
Much regret la belag expressed In
the press that Olfford,-Plnchot failed
to seize the opportunity to discourse
on the cherry tree on February 23.
It might be well to take the report
that Dr. Cook la in Chile with a grain
of salt, for his proofs have not yet
been substantiated by the Danish
Fenator Bailey of Texas has an'
nounced that he is to spe.ak against
the Dostal aavlnra Kill im..
. tun semes
it; theNpasiage of that bUl is an as-
Another .poison case has developed
In Missouri ';and all are guessing when
the next victim will disappear. Mis
souri has - a superstition that "all
things go-by threes."
Commancjer Peary is explaining to
the naval committee of the lower
house of congress Justhow he did it.
Suppoe-e he can not satisfy the com
mittee that lie did?
It transpires that the automobile
bought by the city council was one
bought and turned back by a local
brewer. Tkls ,1s where the anti
Saloon league ought to get in its work.
If that- enffragette "kissing cam
paign" actuajly starts, a wholesale re
volt and beard-ralaing. contest Is apt to
etosue oft ' the part , of the men unless
the privilege of selection is allowed.
No, it is not to be Inferred from the
instance of the two pugilistic women
who fought a finish fight that the
fairer sex is coming into Its own in
Nebraska. That once does not count.
If the .effort to raise freight rates
skyhlgh between the Missouri valley
and Chicago 1s any indication of fu
ture developments, we may soon look
for a system of aerial freight traffic.
Da. Wylle. Is emphatlo In his state
ment tlxst good cooking Is worth more
than calculus, and be will be backed
up in this stand by all the men,
women, children and dogs In the coun
try. The Water board wants the city
council to. know that It will give due
consideration to axy expression of its
opinion Just tha same as it would to a
similar, expression front any old im
t Mr. Taft on National Ecnnomv.
In his Newark address Preaidpnt
Taft has sounded strong the keynote
of'economy in the conduct of the na
tional government.. Economy in pub
lic affairs with the Introduction of the
budget system, accompanied by a w!4
reorganization of bureaus, commis
sions and departments, to the end that
unnecceflnry expense and extravagance
may bo eliminated and a sound finan
cial system ' maintained, is a stu
pendous undertaking, but well worthy
The disbursements of a government
of ( the slae of ours are necessarily
large. Our great special enterprises
now being carried on, the Panama
canal and the deep waterways project,
mount up In their expense to hun
dreds of millions of dollars. In addi
tion, the cost of maintaining our con
stantly growing departments, bu
reaus and commissions for handling
the affairs of the people in their nu
merous lines of activity and develop
ment Js steadily Increasing. The to
tal disbursements In addition to the
current expenses of the machinery of
government make up an annual
budget of colossal proportions. It is
estimated that thorough reorganization '
of our minor governmental affair!
could give ah annual saving of at least
1100,000,000. But we must remember
that the United States, no more than
Rome, was not built in a day. After
tha first small start bad been made,
hew work became constantly neces
sary, calling for new departments and
bureaus. As the scope or our national
activity broadened the increase be
came more marked and with it, nat
urally, the cost of governmental liv
ing. Our nation has had a wonderful
growth and our system of national
economy must keep pace with that
growth. It would be absurd even to
think of reducing the expense of gov
ernmental conduct to the figure of
earlier, years; economy does not mean
going backward.. . We are accomplish
ing too many great things ever to
think of that, but a wise, businesslike
governmental policy, such as that ad
vocated by President Taft, must ap
peal to all as strictly modern and
For a Tuberoulosii Sunday.
The churches of the country are be
ing asked to set apart Sunday. April
2 4, for the discussion of the subject of
tuberculosis, its prevention and cure
Being a nationwide movement, the
co-operation of all the thoughtful peo
ple of the country should be readily
enlisted in what may well be called
the greatest crusade the western hemi
sphere has ever known. On this par
ticular Sunday clergymenn all parts
of the nation will unite to call atten
tion to the campaign of education
against this dread disease.
commonly called conurumption, is
Justly a cause for anxiety and more
especially so since it has been proved
to be a preventable .disease. The In
terest and concern felt by our neoDle
for our common, good and the special
effort to stamp out the "white plague"
bodes much for a higher standard of
health tor America. Especially Is this
true when pulpit and press, as well as
physicians and educators, are Joined In
the campaign of education necessary
for the success of the undertaking.
Tha old saying. "Cleanliness Is next
to godliness," is apparently very appli
cable insofar as tuberculosis sis con
cerned. Cleanliness,- exercise, and
fresh air are said to be chief factors
In the prevention and cure of the dis
ease. Such simple remedies are at the
disposal of rich and coor alike, but
the educational element necessary for
applying them with success in nursing,
housekeeping, cooking, care of, the
yard and grounds, refuse heaps and
foul alleys and gutters must be looked
to by those best equipped for that pur
pose. Local efforts have been made
and tubercular hospital settlements
have been established in many ' com
munities with gratifying results.
. It will be most commendable in the
churches to take part in this practical
and timely crusade for the stamping
out of a disease so world-wtde In Its
attack upon human life and vitality.
Not Effervescence, But Judgment.
"We shall not avoid mistakes, but,
in the main, neither Inflammatory and
demagogical appeal nor the dishonest
arguments of special privilege will
control the final outcome.'' These are
the words of Governor Hughes, speak
ing of our national traits as viewed by
Washington, and - in substance he
voices the sentiment of the sober,
sound-minded people of the whole
From a too close view the history of
the republic might appear to be a suc
cession of excesses and extremes. The
doctrine of lalssez-falre and almost pa
terhal Indulgence of our federal a-ov-l
ernment In the earlier years of its ex
istence . made possible many excesses
and perhaps too great freedom of ac
tion among all Interests and classes
alike. The career of the nation some
times looks like a succession of ups
and downs; periods of exaltation, pros
perity and expansion, followed rapidly
by periods of depression, panic and
contraction.. Hlstorisns. have noted
tbat Americans are prone to extremes
In political, social, commercial and re
ligious affairs, varying from the
stratght-laced stolidity of the Puritan
to the easy French effervescence of the
But the real spirit and Judgment.
characteristic of our American people,
as suggested by Oovernor Hughes, has
always been the middle ground be
tween the two extremes. One cannot
propsrly estimate our history simply
from a consideration of the extremes
and occasional excesses - which have
stamped certain periods of our career.
To determine the true American spirit
one must take the history In its en
tirety and base the findings on the
fundamental trend. Noticeably it Is
the calm, sound Judgment of a Wash
ington, a Hamilton, a Franklin, a Lin
coln and a McKtftley which has ulti
Never has a greater premium been
placed on deliberate and sound Judg
ment in our national affairs than dur
ing the first years , of this twentieth
century. With such widely separated
extremes to deal with as were never
before manifested at the same time,
the great middle ground may well be
sought out carefully and adhered to
with the firmness of a Washington.
Although difficult to find, this path has
led to our past greatness and must be
followed for whateverof achievement
there is for us in future years.
About the hottest fight between sa
loon and anti-saloon forces that is
going, on anywhere In the country Is
taking place In Michigan, where
things are decidedly at the boiling
point. Of course, in a fight like this
nothing Is supposed to be too bad for
the forces of iniquity behind the sa
loon to resort to, but the cause of re
form presented in the anti-saloon
movement is supposed to be actuated
by the highest of motives and Im
pregnated with the deepest respect for
the majesty of the law.
It seems, however, that one of the
trusted leaders of the anti-saloon
league has been "Indiscreet," to use
thg words of the members of the head
quarters committee in whose hands
he has placed his resignation as state
superintendent, or rather "has been
caught with the, goods," to tfse the
more slangy expression of the local
newspaper. The "goods" In this case
consists of a tell-tale letter written
by Superintendent Morrow of the anti
Saloon league to a detective agency In
connection with an election contest on
In Jackson, in which the anti-saloon
leader asked If "it would be possible
for you to send in perhaps a hundred
or two hundred men from Grand
Rapids or Detroit, or around about, on
contract to vote on the day of elec
tion." "According to the Detroit Free
Press, which has published the letter
In fac simile, the document is open to
but one construction "the superin
tendent was fighting the devil with
Pfire; he suggested a resort to the un
pardonable method of using illegal
weapons on the ground that the enemy
uses them." The tender-oi his resig
nation uuder such circumstances
might be construed by the bald rab
ble as a confession of guilt, but the
committee has so far failed to accept
K because it prefers Jto regard the of
fense as a mere Indiscretion,
r The Michigan Incident will doubt
less blow over, but it shows that the
over-zeal of zealots may be manifested
as the intemperance of temper
ance. There Is danger in carrying
even a great moral Ibbuo to the rnMnt
of blind fanaticism that to achieve Its
end would use any means no matter
how vile or disreputable. We believe
the great mass of people believe in
moderation. They want 'the liquor
traffic regulated and restricted and
are horrified by its abuses, but they
regard colonization of voters and
fraud on the ballot equally reprehen
sible, whether practiced In the name
o? reform or In defense of vice.
A reDubllcan "bualneas administration"
is wasting t300.COO,000 of the people's money
every year. World-Herald. -
What rott Am If the cost of govern
ment would be any less under a demo
cratic administration. This reminds
us of the reckless charges of extrava
gance made by democratic office-
seekers and organs two years ago
against the republican state adminis
tration here in Nebraska, and then the
spectacle of a democratic governor and
legislature last winter making appro
priations far in excess of the appropri
ations of the preceding republican
The estimated cost of the Panama
canal as stated by President Taft has
risen from the first figures of $139,
700,000 to $297,000,000. Still, this
Is 'not any worse In proportion than
the difference between what our fresh
water mariner said we could buy the
Omaha water works for than what the
board of expert appraisers said we
would have to pay for it.
The hearing in the Union Pacific
merger suit has had one good result
already In bringing out from General
Manager Mohler the Information that
the projected new headquarters build
ing at Omaha la expected to cost.
$1,SS9,000, exclusive of the site. This
headquarters building has been prom
ised Omaha aeveral times. Now for
A speaker before the Real Estate
exchange Intimates that perhaps some
ofthe typhoid In Omaha is due less
to the water than to the filth and dirt
In the streets, alleys and backyards.
There is more truth than poetry In
this assertion, but it is not likely to
be popular with the doctors, who find
the water supply such a convenient
The Income tax amendment to the
federal constitution has been sub
mitted by congress and is waiting only
ratification of tha requisite number of
state legislatures. But that does not
seem to prevent them from continuing
to debate the subject In congress.
Theodore Roosevelt, wearing a long,
heavy beard, has emerged from the
jungles of Africa. He is reported to
be thinner than he was and U as
The confessed inability of the po
lice of Philadelphia to protect pron
erty and maintain order in the street
car strike there, reflects credit by
comparison on the Omaha police for
having come out so well when our
street car troubles were on.
A good Mile for the University of
Nebraska authorities to follow: Put
.no one out as a university extension
lecturer In the name of the university
who would not be a desirable lecturer
In university extension in some other
state doing similar work.
Councilman McGovern is altogether
too Impatient. The Water board be
gan proceedings for the "Immediate
and compulsory" purchase of the
water works only seven years ago, and
It ought not to be hurried.
The charge of attempted bribery in
the Virginia legislature looks pretty
small beside what New York can do.
It is said that the colonists who settled
New York were a very thoroughgoing
and hai'dy people.
Raaaona for tke Ronr.
New York World.
"The American la a bad loser' says
PrcBldenk Undorwood, talking of high
prices. Not when the game la square.
Can Conarrraa Be Feraoaded f
Should Fresldent Taft perauade this con
gress to pass but a small portion of his
program of policies ha'' will bo more for
tunate in this reepeot than most of his
Itapture of Varallr Ties.
Sirlngfleld ' Republican.
The break between Mr. Bryan and Mayor
Jim Dahlman of Omaha Is the real thing.
Anyone who knows thernayor knows
why. He Is "wet" to thaeyebrows, and
here cornea Bryan along declaring for
county option. It Is enough to rupture a
lifelong friendship, .
Truly Oreat Not Exempt.
A statement bearing a Boston brand sets
forth that franklin was a thief, Samuel
Adams a defaulter, John Hancock pa better
and Patrick Henry Just simply no good.
And doubtless, since the truly great are
not exempt from ; libel, some Indignant
American will utter an opinion derogatory
to the Boston authority.
Too Mock of a Good Thlnn".
New York Tribune.
Senator Aldrlch says that If he as a
business man were permitted to tun the
federal government aa he saw fit he
could save $300,000,000 a year. By all means
let his bill for the appointment of a com
mission to Introduce business methods be
passed and let . the senator from Rhode
isiana De a member of the commission.
THE WHITIO IIO US If MAJT.
Democratic Ideals of the 'prealdencr
'ftel. , . , .
Washington Post, v '
When President 'Taft's 87-year-old aunt
says he is "Just the same old win. hi.
ger and busier, but Just as simple and un-
anectea as wnen he used to visit me at
Mllbury on .his vacations from college "
she pays a remarkable tribute to tha chief
From tha storm' and stress r,t nnimm
the factional quarrels in the ranks of the
republican party, and the moll of mes
sages, speeches, conferences, demands and
compromises, the hopeful, cheerful, but de
termined figure of the president has from
March 4 last loomed large, with a humanity
mm una maae u Kin with the country.
President Taft took the helm when th
ship of state was riding on troubled waters.
There had been a storm, and the sea of
public opinion had not yet settled. His
was not the work of lashing the waves,
but of soothing them and pushing onward.
From the beginning he has known his goal,
and has not swerved out of his course.
And in the tempest he has not once lost
his sense of humanity, his democrocy, or
his good-nature. His old .friends are his
present friends. He has shattered tradi
tions In walking Informally through the
Streets of Washington and in calling on
old acquaintances. He attends all sorts of
gatherings and enters Into the spirit of his
fellows. He works hard and plays heartily.
He dances, when he likes, and often attends
the theater. There Is no formality about
him, and yet the dignity of his nrrt i.
It ever th democratic Ideals of the
United States were upheld, they are being
upheld now, and there Is In ths White
House a president who Is "all man."
Our Birthday Book
Pebraary 85, 1910.
B. H. Harrlman would "have had his
birthday anniversary today. He was born
February 26, 1848, on Long Island.
Edwin Gould was born February 26, 1866
In New York. He is actively associated
with the various Gould propertlesLaujquIred
by his father.
El L. Lomax, general passenger agent
of the Union Paclflo, is 68. He Is a native
Of Fredericksburg, Va., and has been rail
roading since 186S. H went from the Bur
lington to tha Union Paolflo In 1887.
John Burke, governor of North Dakota,
was born February 25. 18fi8. at frank, ,1, t '
and graduated at the Iowa University Law
acnooi, wnere ne nad as claasmates several
lawyers now practicing In Omaha. H 1.
president of the Miasourl River Navigation
congress. and presided over Its sessions In
Omaha last December.
Ralph M. Easley. chairman of the execu
tive committee of the National Civic fed
eration, and the active man of that or
ganisation, is hi. Mr. Easley used to be
a reporter in Chicago.
Dr. A. H. Klpple, dentist, offlolng In The
Bee building, la B. Ha la a Pni k
birth and a graduate of the Toronto Dental
college, in addition to that he has been
president of tha Nebraska Aral r.n.i
society and dean of the Creighton Dental
college. He la also a member of the Water
Dr. dustav Hahn. practicing physician,
was bom February 26. 18fiJ. at Shebovran
Wis. Dr. Hahn Is a graduate In pharmacy
of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy,
and In medicine of the Creighton Medical
John N, Weatberg, accountant, Is . He
Is of Swedish nativity and was for two
terms elty comptroller.
James Corr, manager of the James Corr
eompany, doing eleetrlo engineering and
contracting, with offtees In The Bee build
ing, waa born February 26. 1878. Mr. Corr
with tha Omaha Eleetrlo Light and
Power company for nearly tan years, nd
three years with the Wolfe Electrla com
pany, before prganlstng hla preaent busi
convert) a year ago.
Soma Xatarestlnf Fhaaaa
aad Conditions Obaarvad
at ilia nation's Capitol.
In courage, ooolneas and complete grasp
of hla subject, Lewis Olavls. chief accuser
of Secretary Ballinger. la regarded by
Washington correspondents as the most
remarsaoie witness congressional lawyers
nave heard for years. A vouni man of 2 ha
displayed the self-confldenca of knowledge
and strength of nerve scarcely shaken
throughout his ten days of examination.
Members of the committee, among whom
are many well known lawyers, declare that
rarely In their experience have they seen
a more clever witness than Olavls. He was
on the witness stand for thirty hours
during his direct examination, and, though
questioned and cross-questioned by Sen
ator Nelson, one of the best land lawyera
In the country; drawn here and there by
Senator Root and Reoresentatlves Olm
sted and McCall, all lawyers of known
ability, yet, through it all, ha remained
the same oool, deliberate wltnesa. never
getting flustered, giving his answers and
explanations with assurance and fervor.
He mas on the stand for cross-examina
tion for the greater part of six days, ques
tioned Dy the committee, utimercll'iillv
quisled by Secretary Balllnger's attor
ney, Mr. Vertrees. but he was nt II 1 tha
same Olavls. Vertrees was coached by Mr.
Schwartx, chief of field service, and Mr.
Flnley, both government emoloyen. Yet
Olavls never swerved. No less remarkable
was his recollection of dates and contents
of letters and telegrams covering a period
of three years.
An attempt to have the private serro.
tarles to representatives placed upon the
rolls as are other house emnlnvpx win h
made when the legislative appropriation bill
Is reported. '
The effect of this will be that member.
now allowed $126 per month for clerk hire
will have to show whether or not tha
amount Is so expends.
Privately, some members admit that the
rule, whereby representatives certify that
they have expended the allotted amount
for clerk hire borders upon scandal. In
that not a few seem to regard this $125
as a perquisite, to be used aa the individual
member deems best.
It Is said, by the Washington Times, that
if the searchlight is turned on It will be
found that some members have no clerks
at all, that others are enabled to have
their olerlcal work done for one-half tha
amount granted, and, In some Instances,
that one secretary does the work of two
or three members of the house.
There is now no record kept of the
names of those secretaries nor of the
amount they receive, the olerk hire allow
ance going direct to the representative.
v nen the provision for clerks -i t ir
made, a member was required to certify
tha amount expended for clerical ..st
ance up to $100 per month and many mem
bers paid thla sum tn their .......
Later, the amount was Increased to $1,600
At the last session an amendment to
me legislative appropriation bill was of
fered requiring clerks to take the oath
of office, so that thalr names would appear
on the house rolls. It was defeated on
tne ground that if this were done, the
amount carried by tha rolls would be in
creased, because the clerks would be en
titled to the extra month's pay.
In the senate the names of clerical as
sistants' are carried upon' the rolls.
If the amendment Is offered by some
member of the house who, can show that
every cent of his 1125 all A
b' secretary, It will be Interesting to watch
the development of the rather delicate
issue raised. '
One Of the difficult nrnhlnma uhlk .,111
confront the Investigators of the cost ht
.iving win Be round In the concerted main
tenance Of prices hasod on n.l.nl
This is one of the difficult problems which
have confronted the federal officials in
their efforts to enforce tha Bhm
The decisions of the supreme court seem to
uphold the right of tho owners of patents
to fix the selling price of patented goods.
and yet the practice of ln rifllrtPn linn k..I
patented inventions In manufactured ertl-
even mougn tha invention may be of
doubtful value, whenever the earlier pat
ents are about to expire, affords a device
by Which Selllmr nrlnaa mo- W.
continuously controlled by the manufac
turers without apparent men..
anti-trust Ia,w. It is expected that In this
Vi ase or its investigations the senate com
mittee will be able to ohtotn 11. .1 ...
ance from the Department of Justice.
The new story of how a
II. " l".' th h" ! being diffused
, w rm C,cle,,' reDorts the
National Magasine. He was under the spell
of Rooseveltlan hunting theories, and be
lieved that the one thing lacking to com
plete his statesmanlike make-up was that
ha should be a real sportsman. He had
r.eKe ft", f"h k"led bM- "r
taken life in any form-except possibly In
. u. . ouszing mosquito or a droning
fly. It was a serious blot on his 'scutcheon
"'"l never ro"Sht home trophies
of the hunt An invitation came to Join a
hunting party, and he accepted It with
grateful haste. Excitement rose high at
home while packing supplies for the trip
There were things to eat and drink, and
above all, ample supplies of bait and guns
The ambitious sportsman was told Just
what to get; he merely endorsed the order
and sent it to the store to be filled.
The party was soon ready to sally forth
after game in the marshes. Getting into
the boat they paddled Alnnar In tha
the morning, watching the aunn- .h.
embryo sportsman became absorbed in tha
beauty of the river bank. .k. ....
coming proudly up above the hilltops. Sud-
01 tne, boat twisted around
a curve Into the midst of what looked like
buoui x.uuu.uuu ducks.
"Get your ammunition-get your gun
ready-now steady," whispered the friend.
In a frenxy of excitement.
The statesman, came hastily down from
the clouds and groped In the bottom of tha
boat for the right Dackara vr j 1...
gun, and racking hla brains for the many
Instructions as to the proper methods of
loading, he fumbled with the package, keep-,
.... n oucks. while his friend
was carefully "sighting. At last the paper
was opened, the bag Inside untied-plalnly
disclosed to view u .r. .... ... .....
doxen assorted fish hooks-ferocioua-lookln.
With a glance more rmnuiv. ha ....
worda, his sportsman friend indicated that
this time for sura the statesman had un
doubtedly "got the hook,"
.x-Fresldent Roosevelt has nna
araent follower In sportsman
than be had a year ago.
Frvteetloa of fBlle Laaids.
' Philadelphia Bulletin.
It SOema that Secret rv Tin Ml.
Just withdrawn more than 1.000,000 aores
of. the publlo domain from settlement In
order to provide more adequate protection
against the poeelble wrongful appropriation
of valuable ooal and phoephate deposits
which it Is said to contain. This does not
look as If the preaent administration were
dlspostd to be negligent in the conserva
tion of national reaourcea. Aa a matter of
fact, Taft la undoubtedly no leu determ
ined upon tbls policy than was Ttooeavelt.
Established 1 847.
Coughs, Colds. Weak Lunts
AUcock's Wasters act at a preventive
an wen as a curative.
Prevent colds beromlng deep-seated
Allcock's Plasters can always be distinguished by
their fine balsam odor; this comes from the Frank
incense, which has remarkable curative qualities.
When you need a
take a Brandretlfc Pill
,Ho:s;.:to:,o"o h.a0ach, d,.....
The bread basket will hang higher In
New York, according to the statement that
the long expected combination of bakeries
is completed vlth a capital of 16,000,000.
une good tnlng about the aasenns full
of Halley'a comet, which la inri
envelop the earth before long, is that we
snail not be compelled to ret it through
Ihe sum of 140.000 wil h rtivMa
among deserving seamstresses in New viu
and vicinity through the generosity of an
old-time actor, Henry Howard Paul, whoso
will was declared valid recently in the
An economist declares that tha .mil..
should be limited numerically by the slxe
ui me income. But, suppose the income
should be diminished after, the family had
been started on a financial, basis believed
to be permanent?
Mrs. Russell Sarn gave I1O.060 tn h. .iw
women of New York with the understand
tng tljat they were to raise $15,000 more
in7,na.ve aireaoy rased i7.nno nf ih.
amount and are working now to make up
tne paiance in as short a time as Dossihie
Two- of the promoters of the Mh itvin.
banquet in Chicago, In a burst of oratory
arter the feast Indicated knowledge of the
price making departments of tha mant
packerles. That Is lust what tha fa.i
grand Jury Is seeking, and both dvators
were invited to tell the Jury what they
Actually working Jn a Rhode Island mine
and acquiring a practical knowledge of
how coal is handled both above and below
ground. James Bcollay Whitney, son of
Henry M. Whitney of Boston, and nephew
of the late William C. .Whitney of New
York,' has caused much comment among
his wide, cirole of friends. He is grad
uate of Harvard, class of 1008. He will in
herit part of his father's big estate, not
less than $3,000,000. ,
THB UW OVER ALL.
President Taft' Platform Broad
, Enough for Everyone.
. Philadelphia Press.
The whole country will reanond tn presi
dent . Taffs declaration, in hla speech at
New York, that tlia law must be obeyed
by all, and must be enforced over all.
This -is a platform broad enough for
every American eltUen. It is a principle
sound .enough and fcroad enough for any
exigency and any Issue. No. property is
safe without the law.. No limt nmrita
can be reaped outside Its limits. The law
prohibits monopoly and combinations to
maintain" prices for. the many to secure
profits for the few. This Is the law of the
land, it is thewlll of the people. It Is
the settled principle and practice of the
American people. "If the anforcemmt of
the law," pointedly says President, Taft,
"is not consistent with the present method
of carrying on business, then It does not
speak well for the present methods of con
ducting business and they must be changed
to conform with the law."
They live in a vain show and believe in
a delusion and a snare who imagine that
an American president can take any other
position, or act on any other principle. The
response to President Taft's declaration
from the whole country In the next week
will oonvince every gainsaying doubter
that this is the position of tha American
people. Agree or disagree with the Sher
man anti-trust law as men may. It Is on
the statute book by the publlo will and It
remains there, because congressmen know
that Its repeal would bring a political ev
olution next fall.
Being there, the one way,' and the only
way, to regulate and prevent the acts In
restraint of trade and monopoly main
tenance of prices, which the Sherman act
makes crimes, Is by a federal corporation
act, which shall give federal supervision
and scrutiny. The last republican plat
form pledged this and congress when it
passes such an act will meat a pledge
made before the whole country, known of
all men and accepted by all.
The other pledges of that platform, as
President Taft shows In hs speech, are
met, or are being met. The Payne tariff
Is Increasing the Imports of raw materials,
Increasing the revenue and furnishing pro
The Source of
You'll realize how good desserts can be after
you have once used Runkel's Baking Chocolate.
It makes the most enticing eclairs you ever tasted
gives an irresistible - delicacy to layer cake.
For ice cream it is incomparable. And as a bev
erage it's delicious beyond description.
Runkel's Baking Chocolate
Smoother than sweetened chocolate. Vastly more eco
nomical. Puller in flavor Finer in quality. No other
chocolate can compare with it for baking or mating
delicious beverages. You're sure of satisfaction if you
just tee that it's KunitTs.
Sold by All Grocers
Manufactured and Packtd Vtuiwr
lit Siur of Tha
PUNKXL BROS., Inc., Mfra., 445 to
there la pan.
, Rheumatism in Miou'dcr
Relievedby otinft A!'.cock'i Platters
Athletes use them for
Stiffness or 5orencss of jnuv-lc.
tection in a measure more moderate bat
sufficient, taking all Imporu, than any
preceding tariff. Economy arid retrench
ment have been carried out by the admin
istration and must be by congress. Other
ayreat reforms are In progrf?s. Postal
savings banks are near. Wise conservation
is under enactment.
President Taft's luminous summary of
republican legislation, part pending and to
come, clears the air of more carping. It
calls the republican 'part to its greater
duties. Differences exist. Thev alwava
will in a party, intelligent. Independent and
self-governing. But on tho vital Isaues of
the day "regular" and "insurgent" are
united, and President Taft's recognition of
Senator Bevertdge shows that ha will naval
permit manly Independence to be penalised
wiuie ne is tne nead or the republic and
the republican party,
No business wil suffer under hla ad
ministration unless law-breaking was a
condition of Ita profits and prosperity.
. SMILING REMARKS.
ft-ucan mil. uri uii mu irtlCKI a
nut he yelled in vain. J W
The ne(lfltrlnn u-aa a ifotantlv a
heeded not the yell.
Awav rinvun dain In hla h.,l fc... 1mm
that he had never, been on the track.
Chicago News. . , ,
"Oh! VM" toaM Rnhhitha i..
company has secured a fire engine, but we
naven t had a chance to test it vet."
"No harna or hunspi nn ric. nhv ..Ht.'
"Vaa InHaail hut thav'i,. Bu... h, a
down before' we got there.' Cath.ilio
Standard and Times.
Mark A ntnmr hail mlnA 1. 1 -
- -- 111a viuiru yiuaii
to lend him their ears.
"I want them for a loan exposition," he
explained. "1 have already a splendid col
lection of Roman nemts."
naving game,! their attention by thla
little flifc'ht of fancy, he proceeded to
fllnr fi. fhrlW.X hnilJinallai lit Ik.t 1.1.
wiaiu. viikhu inounu.
ftfranlfihall T ahh. lh. lAl..H. 4 am...
traveling circus over the branch line?
Manager Certainly not. You ought ta
on any but a trunk line. Baltimore Ame(r-
"tt youwould jret me on of thusA hiw
sweeping feathers to wear In my hsU."
murmured the young wife, 'It would tickle
mo very much." .
"Bi It would everyone near you," replied
thft hard-hearted stpoui. "That's why I
won t get it." ttaUiinor American.
Alderman Smith's. KaKv waa wi u
. : - v - " o lc-i UH u ill IB-
fOTlrVl A n M svftrvhnilv r. raaa n II
. - . or.rin vn.al cuinijn
men tin the happy parortts. . ,
v i Deiieve, nam the proud mother, "that
he In iFolnaT tn h a triai r nfOm.w. ..
VhyTM nked lh ruddy-faced father.
W...1. hiVa hak a. a
. -no n vi.wio ru ui every
Into her husband' face. tt pplneot.'s Mara-
THE POT AND THE KETTLE.
Out on the slope where tomato-cans bloom
Down the ravine where the winds are
There if you dig In tha drifts you will
Old Mr. Groundhog blissfully snoring.
Out In the woods where streams run low
Under the loe where the waters trickle
This la the melody that 1 hoar lr,OK,
"Old Mr. Groundhog Is fickle, fickle."
0,in.th.1gr?ve Wner" th" chickadees call --.'".i""
lane wher.6 ,he Juncos twltt4
"rx,i" IV" H,!,W scorn I hear,
"Old Mr. Uroundhoar'.
.tne avfnue W1 winds sweep
Shrieking shrilly o'er post and wire.
Thla te the burden of song they bear
Mr "rounhoss a consummate
Up Pamam street the wild wind tears, i
(Poor Brother Welsh can do nothing a0
And this Is 'the song' that the winds sing
Old Mr. Groundhog's a false weather
prophet," , . .
Hls Inward convictions In silence 'must
That stern accusation falls dead On his
For that groundhog might wake and
squeal, "You're another."
So out on tha slope where tomato cans
Down the ravine where the winds are
Under the Junk and the leaVea and the
Old Mr. Groundhog Is blissfully snoring.
-llayoll Ne Trele.
Fur Food Serial Humbr $
4S1 Wast 30th St. Nsw York