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aabacrlbora leaving the city tern,
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chanced aa of tea aa rea.aeated.
When "mikes" fall out the law may
get Its due.
Shut flown , dn the auto scorchers
before (he- damage Is done.
In the death, of Bishop Spellrneyer
of St. Louis the Methodist church has
lost one of Its grand old leaders.
The . forest fires, alar the powder
magazine of Jetfereoa Barracks pre
sent what ope might call a delicate
It is well said that the latest auto
mobile attachment- Is the "Morgan
clu'tch," and it elves'everjf evidence of
being the most solid, one ever invented.
The good people of Cincinnati are
praying for the conversion of --George
B. Cox. It is said the efficacy of prayer
depends entirely on the amount of
faith behind It, , - '
If our -democratic congressman does
not run away to Europe again too
soon, he may have a chance to record
his vote in favor of a republican pos
tal savings bank bill.
For some reason or another. It is
very difficult for the ordinary man to
share the feelings of distress of the
victims who were "miked" while try
ing to swindle the other fellow.
If either the Hon. Robert Bruce
Macon Or Senator "Jeff" Davis are on
the committee. It is not to be wondered
Commander Peary hesitates to let his
proofs get out of his own hands.
Mayor Dahlman insists that It is
absolutely impossible to keep the
streets of Omaha clean on ,50,000 a
years. Perhaps. But, still, we ought
to get 'something for our money.
It is now the f 11 hog. What a
pity that the hog does not wear feath
ers so that he could be used for a
spring hat. At that he ought to be
come very popular for exhibition pur
posee. -., ;....
The Paris fashion law that "every
woman shall wear what -becomes her
best" may be called the ''hash of
Btyles," but In connection with this a
commission should be appointed to de
cide what is beoomlng to the majority
of the wearers. f
Oahkosh, Wis., would like to have
Its name changed. Still Oshkosh Is
not half so "toad aa "Pretty Prairie" or
"Shimmering Sunset View," which dis
figure two '. western' communities so
dubbed by a , couple of eastern old
maids, by the way. -
(5ur old friend, "Tom" Blackburn,
says that if he runs for congress this
year and is elected, he will be for
Walter I. Smith for speaker. Fortu
nately,' Walter I. Smith will know If
he runs for congress this year before
Mr. Blackburn knows if he will run.
And now Young Knox Is complain
ing at having to start out on a salary
of $1,200 a year plus a good big com
mission on what business he can do,
Cheer up Knoxle, there Is a large num
ber of gray beards and bald heads who
have never been able to get even that
The two lawyers who are figuring
as plaintiff and defendant. In a St,
Louis trial should be thoroughly cross
questioned "even unto the third de
gree" by those who have occasionally
been victimized as witnesses, and given
a taste of what their profession Is
sometimes III ' , "
Governor Haskell Again.
Juft what constitutes the business
ethics in "affairs of state" In Okla
homa is hard to tell, but In a recent
"tilt" between Governor Haskell and
Charles A. Taylor, state examiner and
inspector, a peculiar condition Is dis
closed. Truo to his former record,
Governor Haskell comes to the aid of
his party colleague In the office of
state treasurer and defends a question
able bond for service. The "reign of
Governor Haskell" has been a good
deal of a nightmare for Oklahoma,
with its rapid fire Indictment of his
excellency and the patched up business
methods In many of the departments.
It has been suggested that under the
circumstances Oklahoma has not had a
real administration, but has been per
suaded to accept "one that Is Just as
.A noticeable feature of the demo
cratic politics of the new state Is the
large number of "busted phaenoms"
from elsewhere who are the leading
lights of Its democracy. As chief of
this bunch, Governor Haskell has done
pretty well, except when his adminis
tration is compared with the standards
in other states. But It has not all been
sunshine for those who hold office in
Oklahoma, by the grace of Governor
Haskell. A few legal principles of
common acceptation everywhere else
have kept tho governor and bis political
associates both dodging and explaining.
That there should have been apparent
carelessness and lsxness in handling
the funds of the state and in conform
ing to the state laws governing the
selection of depositories, as well as re
garding the bond required of the
treasurer, is really not very surprising.
With but few exceptions the Haskell
administration of Oklahoma greatly
resembles stage scenery looks almost
as good as real from the front, but
shows up tho skeleton work badly
when viewed from behind.
Just Imagine Governor Haskell as
secretary of the treasury for which he
was slated had Bryan won out. Would
he have been allowed to sign his own
bond and carry also the signatures of
several defunct financial Institutions
on said bond as "simon pure" backing?
Would he have handled national fi
nances as he apparently sanctions his
state treasurer In doing with the state
finances? The chances are that those
who picked him for the cabinet figured
only that he had delivered the Okla
homa delegation to the Denver conven
tion and needed no further qualifica
tions. American Code of- Law.
In answer to the question, "How
much law .is there in ' the United
States?") a noted Jurist shook his head
dazedly and replied, "A good many
splendid principles hidden In a world
of chaff." Justice Day of the United
States supreme court is quoted In the
same tenor: . ,
The confusing mas of precedents which
now embody what may be called American
common law renders It often Impossible for
counsel to give legal advice competent to
guide their clients In doing what the law
sanctions and approves and refraining from
disobeying the law, which, If litigation fol
lows, they are presumed, to know.
Since the organization of courts and
law-making bodies in America, statutes
and decisions have been multiplying
and piling up In an astonishing way.
Each state has Its constantly increasing
code and each court, whether state or
national, has Its great series of de
cisions. With our ever increasing
population, the need for more special
ized laws presents a new feature, with
its accompanying flood of court de
cisions. As a consequence the average
lawyer la confronted with a maze of
statutes, more or less conflicting, and
legal technicalities which are discon
certing and baffling In the extreme.
Because of this very thing one of our
leading business men has said, "The
greatest risk in business is the legal
This is the basis of a movement,
recently started, to go over all Ameri
can law and codify its principles, thus
doing for us what Justinian did for the
The ablest legal authorities of the
nation seem to approve the idea and to
be using all their influence to promote
It, The value of such a codification of
our fundamental principles of law
would unquestionably be of inestimable
value. It would be a stupendous task,
and if It Is to be undertaken, the sooner
it la done the sooner will its benefits
be available. ' '
Japan and- China.
Now that the. "scare" over the re
Jection of the open door policy in Man
churia has settled down and the people
of this country are considering the mat
ter seriously, it has developed that
Japan did not single, out the United
States for an unfriendly- demonstration
after all. Japan la said to realize that
its position in tho territory declared
neutral after the close of the recent
war is not bo certain. China has awak
ened and Russia never loses an oppor
tunity to regain lost territory. . As a
consequence, Japan is preparing for
other than American trouble in tho
The awakening of China is causing
apprehension among the people of
eastern Asia, vigorous and assertive
action on Its part being feared before
many years. Japan is the nation most
in danger and Manchuria is the source
of contention and is expected eventu
ally to be the battlefield. If this is the
true view of the situation, the recent
Japanese rejection of the plan of Sec re
tary Knox does not mean that America
must take a back seat. On the con
trary, other nations as well are to be
kept on the anxious seat, because
Japan not only wants the commerce of
that territory, but also wants a good
strong foothold there In case of the
expected war for oriental supremacy.
Japan sees the Imminent dangers npar
at hand and is preparing for emergen
cies more Important to it than the
menace of American commercial Interests.
Eoosevelt Silent on Politics.
When urged to submit to bo inter
viewed on American politics, Theodore
Roosevelt had "nothing to say." The
facts of the case are that he has been
too much out of touch with American
happenings of the last year to make
any statement. The former president
wisely refuses to talk politics or dis
cuss anything American until he gets
posted on what has occurred since his
departure. The hope of the "yellows'
for some "dope" about which they
might scream Is thus blasted. In reply
to their inquiries, Colonel Roosevelt
turned on these same correspondents
with such rapid fire questions that it
took the combined and concentrated
efforts of all to answer him.
The small army of newspaper corre
spondents who have gone half way
around the world to meet the returning
huntsman would naturally like to In
duce the former president to "start
something," and yet no one really ex
pected anything but the kindly but per
sistent rebuff. Theodore Roosevelt is
not going to be caught between bases
by any off-play. He can be depended
upon to hold himself on safe ground
until he gets a perspective of American
affairs; then he will talk and what he
says will be well worth hearing.
Enlarge the Fire limits.
Omaha is growing fast in tho way
of building construction, and from all
present prospects will continue to ex
pand with the steel, brick and mortar
that help to make a great city. The
character of the buildings erected in
Omaha has noticably improved on the
average from year to year, and we
should omit nothing to make sure that
this Improvement continues.
It seems to us that It Is high time
to enlarge the fire limits again within
which no new construction of tem
porary inflammable material Is per
mitted. The present fire limits have
remained practically unchanged for
many years, and while they were
doubtless adequate at the time they
were established, they should be made
to conform to the changed conditions
that now confront us. The present
fire limits are posslblly extensive
enough running from north to south,
but to stop them with Twenty-fourth
street on the west, particularly on
the main east and west thoroughfares,
is short-sighted and Indefensible.
The fle limit area should be pushed
out in advance of the building move
ment. Extension of the fire limits
ought to be welcomed by property
owners because it cannot fall to in
crease property, values by insuring
more substantial buildings and Im
provements. The time to enlarge the fire limits
for Omaha is right now, and It goes
without saying that the line should
never be contracted.
Complaints are coming In of al
leged overcharges and incivility by
garbage haulers working under our
new garbage contracts. There Is only
one true solution of the garbage prob
lem, and Omaha will have to come to
It sooner or later. The city will have
to organize a garbage department and
take care of the removal of the refuse
without the mediation of contractors
trying to get the most money for the
It might be well to announce at once
that the suicide of a relatlve-ln-law of
President Taft Is not chargeable to the
administration. It is always wise to
forestall such attacks on the adminis
tration at once. From the attitude of
some of the democratic press, If a
cyclone should strike the northwest
corner of North Dakota, they would
contrive to lay it to the administration.
Our amiable democratic contempor
ary is lavish with its sympathy and la
mentations for Mr. Crabtree. But it
has so far carefully abstained from
endorsing the Lincoln Star's sugges
tion that the democrats furnish him
a vindication In the shape of the
democratic nomination for state super
intendent of public Instruction. Is It
another case of crocodile tears?
The adoption of a commission plan
of municipal government for Burling
ton has produced seventy-five candi
dates for the five places to be filled,
half of whom are practically unknown.
If such a grab-bag gives a city better
government It will be a great tribute
to the commission plan.
Governor Shallenberger says he
would rather not have to stand on a
county prohibition plank in the democ
ratic platform. But still, he wants It
distinctly understood that he will run
on anything, that is handed to him.
The World-Herald accuses the Anti
Saloon league of being manipulated
by hide-bound republicans. How
about William Jennings Bryan, who
seems to be the biggest card the Anti
Saloon league has played In Nebraska?
The cook Is now to have a micro
scope in the kitchen so as to detect
adulterations. It Is to be hoped that
the cook will refrain from telling
everything she sees during her Investi
gation of the hash and mince pie.
It seems hardly worth while for the
reporters to make such an effort to get
Colonel Roosevelt to talk. Why, he
can command a dollar a word for writ
ing It himself, but not a blooming cent
when he tells it to the reporters.
CONSERVATION IN NEBRASKA.
GoTrraor Shelleatorger'a Proclama
tion nd Ilia ftenrralltles.
Sioux City Tribune.
Governor Hhallenberger haa issued a
proclamation calling what he designates ax
the First Nebraska Conservation and Slate
Development congress to be held at Lincoln,
Along with the proclamation the governor
gives out a lengthy adflrefs of glittering
generalities, such ai he lias been using In
hla campaign speeches, general statements
that would be designated In a court as "In
definite, Immaterial and not pertaining to
the case." I
it tne governor has had an Id'Si, Just one
definite and practical Idea that he could
have Inserted In this call It would have
made It a stronger document. At It Is
however,lt will bring some men to Lincoln,
seme democratic politicians, at least, and
they will talk, and Ihf talk will get Into
the newspaper and the people will rend It
some of It, and It will probably do no harm
There In some waste of water, or, rather
misuse of water. In Nebraska, to be sure,
In the watering of whloky, vinegar, milk.
meat and butter and other water adulter
ated food, but this could easily be stopped
by the enforcement of the Nebraska food
law, of which the governor himself is the
legal head. Buying water In water-loaded
food at the food price may be, strictly
speaking, a waste of water resources, but
It is a waste of money resources that the
governor could well afford to give atten
tion to right at this very time, while he la
arxlous to attract attention as an efficient
Governor Shalenbeiger In using ever ll.CO)
a year of the people's money In traveling
expenses, as against about 1100 a year used
by Governor Sheldon, his pride ces .or. There
Is a waste of resources In thla matter that
should be stopped, unless Governor Shallen
beiger can ahow that he la worth more to
tha stale away from office than In it, or
persuade the voters that they lost a good
man because he did not Bpend their money
There may be some waste of timber and
wood, if the governor knows where there
is any timber or wood In Nebraska, and he
will be able to point this out to the con
vention more definitely than he was able
to state In his conservation congress call.
It Is only fair to give the governor a
chance and let him show what he can do.
If the conservation convention results In
nothing more than a pleasant little demo
cratic lovs feast, that will be something,
for there never was a time In the history
of Nebraska when a love feast was aa much
needed aa now among the democrats as
well as tho republicans.
Virginia ana tBe, income Tax. "
The house of delegates of Virginia has
set its face against the Income tax amend'
ment to the constitution. It has voted
down the proposition for ratification by
64 to 37. It was by a remarkable appeal
to the memories of. days following the
civil war that the opponents of the income
tax won out. It was argued that the In
come tax would result In northern officials
examining Into the private affairs of cit
lsens, and there would be a repetition of
the days of oppression following the close
of the war. The republican party, It was
said, could not be trusted with tho revenue
for Incomes. This, by adroit stirring up
of old perjudlces and adroit setting forth
of baseless arguments, the men who are
engineering the fight against the Income
tax have won another point
Work for Idle Money.
If the ' western senators, representatives
and newspapers - suppose that they can
keep the postal savings deposits at home
by tho simple! -device of preventing tho
treasury from removing them, they are
taking a childish view. The banks in their
home towns, for the benefit of which they
wish the government to collect and guar
antee deposits, will remit their funds to
New Tork whenever they can make more
money there than they can at home. And
furthermore. ' If tho ooutitry banks could
not send their funds to the reservo cities
when demand at home Is light they would
make lees profit than they do now, or
they would have to raise their charges to
their home customers.
Watch the Conspirator.
New Tork Sun.
The movement of Mr. Norman Mack, Mr.
Roger Sullivan and other democrats of
"national reputation" to oust Mr. Bryan
from the leadership ought not to bo neces
sary. Have they no faith In Mr. Bryan's
concern for the welfare of the party? He
will be . on the) lonely Atlantic the other
side of the equator, when the conspirators
meet at San Antonio. This sudden de
cision with the victim so remote does not
speak well for their courage.
- Strange Things Do Happen,
There are many queer things happening
In these sensational times, not the least
queer being the fact of a packet In West
Virginia being wrecked on a farm and
aground In a cornfield while trying to
make a landing. It was a case of too
much success In the attempt.
From a higher source than the Repub
lican Congressional committee oomes the
word that the Insurgents have not been
cast out without a dollar or a dirge, but
on the ragged edge of probation until
Our Birthday Book
Maroa 14, 1910.
Admiral A. 8. Crowlnshleld was born
March 14, 1843, at Seneca Falls, N. T. He
has a remarkable record beginning In the
civil war and going through the Spanish
American war. Ha went on tha retired list
seven years ago.
J. E. Markel Is 67 today. Mr. Market
was born In Canton, Mo., and at one time
was one of the best-known hotel men In
the west, running the Millard hotel and
all the eating houses along theUnlon Pa
cific. Ralph W. Breckenrldge, of the law firm
of Greene, Breckenrldge A' Matters, Is
celebrating his fiftieth birthday today. He
was born In Ohio and educated In Iowa,
and began to practice law lr. Omaha with
of the late William R. Morris, but sine 18M
has been associated with Charles J. Greene.
Mr. Breckenrldge has been active In the
American Bar association, serving aa chair
man of Its Insurance committee and as a
member of Its executive committee.
Morris Levy, head of the Nebraska Cloth
ing company,, was born March 14, 1844, In
Germany. He went Into business first
in Olean, N. T., In JOT, and established
his present firm In Omaha In ISM. Mr.
Levy has served on the school board.
Howard M. Lanbach, of the Twin City
Express company, la It today. He is a
native of New Jersey, and uaed to work
for Lee, Glaas, Andreesen Hardware com
pany and for the Omaha Mercantile Ex
Dr. A. F. Tyler, physician, offlclng In the
Paxton block, was born March 11 1S&L He
Is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan and
Crelghton Medical college, and Is asso
ciated professionally with Dr. i. P. Lord.
Seme tatamtlag phases
aaa Ooaaltiewe Ofcearrea
at the Katun's Capital.
lobbying In Washington has been re
duced to a science. The paid boosters go
to the capital Impressed that the gnme Is
as old aa congress Itself, and that they
must put forth their best efforts If they
hope to win over doubtful members. With
one exception lobbyists are diplomats, good
fellows and liberal entertainers. The ex
ception Is the Indian.
When a tribe of Indians feel that they
are not being Justly treated by the gov
ernment officials, relates the Washington
Times, they get up a purse and select
their envoys to Washington. Tho purse Is
usually sufficiently liberal to permit their
representatives to enjoy themselves while
In the home of the Great White Father.
The methods of the Indians were recently
Two big braves of the Omaha tribe, of
Nebraska, appeared at the committee room
of Senator Burkett.
"Where Burkett?" asked one of the
"Over In the senate," replied Burkett'e
secretary. "He'll be here In an hour."
The Indians thereupon drew tw-o chairs
close to the door, made themselves com
fortable and gazed at the closed door until
It was opened by Senator Burkett.
"To secretary," ordered the talkative In
dians. Senator Burkett took them to Sec
"To commissioner," ordered the Indians
when their Interview with Secretary Bal
llnger was over.
"Want bill pawned," remarked the In
dians as they left Indian Commissioner
'Bye," said the Indians as they left Bur
kett to go to the station to take a train
Should the recommendation of the senate
committee on public buildings be approved
by congress and the necessary money ap
propriated, the government will take over
all remaining private land between Penn
sylvania avenue and tha Mall, extending
from the capital to the treaaury buildings.
Tho government already has bought the
square In front of the New Wlllard hotel,
extending from Pennaylvanla avenue to B
street, and It will take about $18,000,0)0
more to erect thereon three more Immense-i
government buildings. One will be for
the State department, one for the Depart
ment of Justice and the third and largest
for the Department of Commerce and
Labor. With another $3,000,000 or more
added for a new municipal postofflce bulg
ing Just west of the Union station, con
gress will be called upon to appropriate
more than $80,000,000 in one' lump to bring
about a scheme of public buildings and
grounds which would not have cost the
government a cent above the actual ex
pense of construction had congress had
enough artistic sense, years and years ago,
to provide In advance for Just such an
After Senator Heyburn had talked him
self .thirsty on the agricultural bill he
called for a glass of water.
"That reminds me," said a gentleman
tn the gallery, "of an Incident that hap
pened In the New Tork legislature. A
member had been speaking on a certain
bill for more than an hour, much to the
discomfort of his hearers, when he called
for a glass of water and started off afresh.
Another ntemb.-r on the other side of the
ehamber wae on his feet In a Jiffy and
said: 'Mr. Speaker, I rise to a point of
order.' 'State your point of order,' re
sponded the speaker. 'Mr. Speaker,' said
the objecting member, 'I make the point of
order against the member from Schoharie
county that It Is out of order to attempt
to run a windmill with water.' "
Slime of soring have appeared about tho
capital, reports the Washington Times.
Just aa the introduction of senate lemon
ade Is an unfailing sign of summer, so
there are signs that spring la close at
hand. Among them are these:
The flrat robin has appeared hopping
about the capltol grounds. It Is true that
some of the ornithologists assert that the
robin Is not reliable as a weather fore
caster and that the phobe Is the only re
liable bird when It comes to heralding the
approach of spring. Nevertheless, the ap
pearance of the robin has cheered every
Hfrreturv of the Senate Bennett has laid
aside his overcoat and Is getting ready
to appear in a stunning spring suit, ac
cording to reports.
Senator "Bill" Stone of Missouri Is out
in the aavest of red neckties and Is ap
parently getting ready for his new Easter
The base ball fever has caught the sen
ate and house, from venerable senators
down to pages. In the senate the em
ployes have all contributed liberally to the
senate base boll team and are expecting
to win a pennant or two In the course of
These are Just a few of-tthe symptoms
that winter Is over. In a short time, un
less March proceeds to become extremely
disagreeable. It Is expected there will be
plethora of spring suits.
One of the unfailing signs of the times
is In the fact that the distribution of cam
paign literature has given place to the
distribution of garden seeds. In almost
every office now. from senators and rep
resentatives down to stenographers and
messengers, everyone Is busy helping to
send out packages of seeds, labeled, "Rad
ish," "Squash," "Nasturtium," "Begonia,"
nil the like to hordes of constituents who
are concerned In seeing a growth of wise
representative Halvor Sttenerson ol
Minnesota, who is demanding an Investi
gation of the stories of bribery and scandal
In connection with ship subsidy legisla
tion, is one of the odd-looking characters
of the house. He Is close on to seven feet
tail and built In proportion. He Is a great,
shaggy-looking Scandinavian. When he
rises to talk you expect him to make the
rafters ring with the voice of a Romsn
senator. Instead, he plpfs up In a week,
Steeneraon Is the only white member of
the Chippewa Indian tribe. The members
of this band have a good deal of legisla
tion pending at Washington, and Mr.
Bleenerson undertook to get It through.
He Introduced a lot of bills for the In
dians, and In appreciation of his efforts
they formally took him Into their tribe.
Better Late Than Never.
Of course the Rockefeller beneficence Is
belated. He has taken excessive profits
from the men of this generation which
he is preparing to bestow on future gen
erations. Better 1st than never. It Is,
however, some comfort to think that the
pinch of'today may be measurably re
lieved by tlte greater plenty of tomorrow.
New Tork Tribune.
Mr. Bryan Is adding to his collection of
"ultimate Issues." He now hai prohib
ition aa well as the government ownership
rf r if Some
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ing flavor of Old Golden Cone. TRY IT.
At Crocere 25 Cuntt a Pound.
A veteran of the civil war In New Jersey
refused a pension after it had been offered
to him. The expected happened, when it
was found he was demented.
Mrs. Cordelia Botkln. convicted of mur
dering Mrs. John P. Dunning by sending
poisoned candy to Dover, Dei., died In San
Quentln prison, California. The crime was
committed August 4, 108.
The bill pending In the New Tork legisla
ture provides that any property on which
public advertisements are shown by bill
boards or otherwise shall be assessed at $20
a square foot of billboard In cities of the
first, olass, $15 In cities of the second class
and $10 elsewhere, In addition to the regular
J. W. Jones, 7$, of Gloucester, O., has
certified to the supreme court that ho had
begun ths study of law preparatory to ad
mission to the bar. Three years' study Is
required, so that he will be 76 when ad
mitted to practice even with the best suo
cess In his work.
A fund of $1,000 to the town of Marble-
neaa, Mass., the Income to be divided
annually among the Marblchead women
who havo become mothers of twins during
the year, Is one of the unique provisions In
the will of James J. II. Gregory, a wealthy
see d man, who died recently.
Among those who were successful at a
recent examination for admission to the
bar of New Jersey was Miss Eleanor R.
Gebhardt, a daughter of Senator William
C. Gebhardt of Hunterdon county. Senator
Gebhardt is himself a lawyer, with offices
In Jersey City, and It is said that Miss
Gebhardt will become a professional part
ner of her father.
THIS GLOniOl8 MONTH.
An Kntbnalastlc Editor Tenders a
Des Moines Capital.
It Is high time a few good words were
being spoken for the month of March.
U.H.I. 1 . ...
oijr a nine imo never displayed one
soltitllla of the meek docility of March as
It entered the arena of time. And what Is
more the record has been consistently
maintained. We are having as Ideal weather
as October ever provided. There Is Just
enough frost In tho atmosphere to make
the blood tingle In the veins of man and
paint a rosy tint upon the cheeks of woman.
The skies are fair by day and by night the
glory of the stars is sometimes well calcu
lated to challenge the admiration of the
Whatever March may have been In other
years, Iowa people today pay It enthusiastic
homage as a month long to bo remembered
no matter If a little farther on it adds an
occasional variation to the meteorological
is doing something more, however,
than provide us with a protracted spell of
fine weather. Beneath Its firm but gentle
touch the soil Is being prepared for the
wonderful transformation scene which will
soon take place and which, familiar as it
maye be, never falls to charm and Inspire.
The frosts of March, the showers of April,
the flowers of May. Let us be patient
while the stately procession moves forward.
AW ILLUMINATING CONFESSION.
A Line of Testimony Indleatlnv a
Incited to vocallsm by the suggestion
before the senate committee conducting
the cost of living investigation that the
recent extraordinary drop in the price of
butter was probabty due to the threat of
this inquiry a member of the Elgin board
which fixes the price hastons forward
with a denial. But he protests too much.
The fact, he says, was that the price had
gone so high that the average consumer
could not pay it and turned to oleomar
garine, resulting In a surplus of butter,
and In order to provide a market for that
surplus the price was cut ( cents In one
If this means anything It means that
the butter trust overreached Itself, that
in endeavoring to squeeze the last cent
out of the consumer It overstepped the
line. It means also that there must have
been a combination to maintain prices at
an artificial level, because It is absurd to
The Story of a Medicine
Its name "Golden Meaical Discovery" was sug
gested by one e4 its most important and valuable
ingredients Golden Seal root.
Mere taiaa forty years ago, Dr. Pieroe discovered
that be eeula, by the use of pore, triple-reined flyc
erioe, aided by certain decree of eooitantly main
tained heat and with the aid of apparatus sad ap
pliances designed for that purpose, extract from our
most valuable native medicinal roots their curative
properties much better than by the use of alcohol,
a rfnr11v em Moved. So the mew world -famed
"Golden Medical Discovery," for the euro of weak stomach, indigestion, or
dyspepsia, torpid liver, or biliousness sad kindred derangements was first
made, as it ever sinoo bas been, without particle of alcohol in Its make-up.
A glance at the fall At of its Ingredient, printed on every
bottle-wrapper, wtl shew that it is made freso tho moat valu
able medicinal roots found growing la oar American forests.
All these ingredients have received the strongest endorsement
from tha leading medical experts, teachers aawl writers on Ma
teria Medioa who recommend them as tho very beat remedies for
tho diseases for which "Galas Medical Discovery" is advised.
A little book of these endorsements hss been compiled by Dr. R. V. Pieroe,
of Buffalo, N. Y., and will be mailed frit to any one askinjj same by poetsl
esrd, or letter addressed to the Doctor as above. From these endorsements,
copied from standard medioa! books of all the different soke Is of practice,
it will be found that the ingredients composing the "Golden Medical Discov
ery" are advised not only for the cure of the above mentioned diseases, but
also for the cure of all eaUrrbal, bronchial and throat affections, secern
pained with catarrhal discharges, hoarseness, sore throat, lingering, or bang-on-coughs,
and all those wasting affections which if not promptly sad prop
erly treated are liable to terminate in consumption. Take Dr. Pierce's k
Discovery in time snd persevere In its use until you give it fair trial and J
it is not likely to disappoint. Too much most not be eipected of it. It will F
not perform miracle. It will not cure consumption in Its advanced stages.
No modiolus will. It will cure the affections that lead up to consumption,
if teirs in tim.
You osn't afford to accept soy medicine of nsineava) comptittn as sub
stitute for "Golden Medlcsl Discovery," which is a medicine or known com
position, having a complete list of ingredients in plain English on its bottle
wrapper, the same being attested as correct under oath.
prefer coffee made in the old"- Sf I
fashioned coffee pot. Some prefer
it made in a percolator. But which
ever method you prefer you will
always cet tha same results if you use
Tested by Tastm
TONE BROS.. Dei) Moines, low. A
UilUrt Ik famomt Tern fim. Splat. ' V 2
suppose If there wss unrestricted com
petition that producers would have per
mltted the marltet to get sway from them
In that way. Tha price was not fixed by
the law of supply and demsnd, but In de
fiance of It. Consumers ready and anit.
lous to buy butter were denied It except
at an outrageous price and turned to the
The senate committee thus Indirectly
has uncovered one factor lit the high cost
of living, if it will follow the lead thus
offered It may accomplish something
tangible. There has long been curiosity
over the falure to get after the butter
combination. With this cunfoaston before
the public It can hardly be evaded. I
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
Cop What's the trouble here?
Pugnacious Individual That man g:vs
me the lie.
Cop Well, you cn't block up the side
walk with it. Take It home and use It
the next time you go flshln'. Boston Tran
script. "No, we are not frlr-nds any more."
"Why, how Is that?"
"When I told him I was married he told
me he was glad of It." Houston Post.
Teacher (severely) Mabel, you have not
been practicing. I can tell It by your
Pupil Oh, those aralrs! I mislit have
knewn they would give me away! Balti
Teacher Where do tho sponges como
Ki iRht Pupil From the noblo families of
Kurupe. Philadelphia Press.
Penelope It's dreadful! Papa wants ma
to ninrry a man I have never neen.
Perdlta That's nothing. My father wants
me to marry a man I have seen.-r-Judfre.
Mother All I hope Is, John, thnt you
have engaged yourself to a young Itidy of
Son She's that all rlrht. Why. mother,
she can drive a seventy-horso power car!
"Pay, pa, who snlrt the plav's th thing?"
"Some back number, my son. Bveryone
knows nowadays It's the chorus." Lifo.
"Grent heavers! She's
"Calm yourself, old chap.
I thought you
hfin reused to love iwr.
"Well, I have. But I am still paving the
Installments on the ring I gave her a yrar
The calk-r, very suddenly: "Wow!"
' Little Jrhnnle wio h Just-stnck S- f'n
In his sister's young mnn: "Old It hnr:?"
The caller: "Of course It hurt. What
did you do It for?"
Little Johnnie: "Wry, pa said you was
stuffed with conoelt an' I wanted to see If
any would run out!" Cleveland Plain
EXIT THE FAMILY DOCTOR.
New Tork Times.
Where's the good old family doctor, with
nis microscopic nmn,
With his bag of plasters, powders and
those evil taatlnar mils?
How our troubles used to lighten and our
aches and pains abate,
When his shabby horse and buggy tied up
at the old front gate.
Now It's- Doctor This for measles snd It's
Dootor That for mumcs.
And It's Doctor What-Tou-Call-Hlm when
It s Just a case of dumps;
If It's only common colic, Just as plain as
plain can be.
To a hospital you're hustled for some surgl-
Comes the twentieth century doctor In a
Sealed hermetically In It clothed "germ-
Droof to microbes keen.
Or, more truly, this great doctor will not
come at all to you
In an office he's receiving "Office hours
irom i xo j.
And It's Doctor This for left eye and It's
Doctor That for right.
And It's Doctor What-You-Call-Hlm if
you're crosswise In vour alrht.
When you need some fancy glasses Just to
see more than vou ourht.
To Berlin you're shipped Instanter to that
iamous .Doctor Whaught.
He oan amputate bad tempers, he can mak
goon ioiks or bad.
He'll Immune you from diseases that you
never could have nan.
Tea, time's come when It's expected. Just
to keen you "midiiiing rair "
Tou must know the speclallstlo docs of all
the kinds there are.
Oh, It's Doctor This for "cetlses" and Doc
tor That for "ites,"
And It's Doctor What-You-Call-Hlm when
you're seeing things o' nights.
Each will treat one "error" only, will theRe
Then divide your woes with twenty other
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