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Tiie- omaiia Daily Bee.
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afcaerlaara laaviaar "
orarlly saanla aaT Taa
aaallea taeaa. Addraaa will .
ckss4 aa sftva aa raeta.
Looks as if Mr. March had a hand
In choosing his successor.
It hogs were only as cheap as coun-
cllmanlc votes In Pittsburg.
So long as Milwaukee remains In
business the socialists will have one
fertile field of political operation.
If Andrew Carnegie seeps on crying
over ' the wickedness of Chicago he
may have to take something for It.
Jot it down, too, that our thriving
..suburb, pf JfLorenco continues to be ad
ministered under a republican mayor.
With Havelock closed up, it is al
most a case of must for Lincoln to go
open or organize a social club on every
street coi ner. -
How big Is Omaha? Or, perhaps
the question should have been. How
much bigger is Omaha now than
was ten years ago?
Senator Heyburri- objects to his cl
leagues smiling when he talks. Strange
why anyone would feel like laughing
under Buch circumstances.
It may be the inalienable right ot a
woman to wear a hat as wide as she
likes, but how about holding out her
age from the census taker?
Having enacted a law to dlsfran
chlse the negro, the Maryland legisla
ture has now passed a bill prohibiting
cock fighting. Adding insult to injury
. Another ordinance has been Intro
duced to regulate the street corner
pushcart man. As it these poor fel
lows were not harassed enough
''ready,-.. ,. . . .
One answer to the "How big is
. OniaJia?,7 ,q.ue8.Uan, puts the figure at
something over 350,000. Well,
any rate, It looks Hat big to a stranger
at nrst glance.
Mr. Hobson says the United States
can establish an equilibrium on the
waters for only $64,000,000 a year for
ten years. If that Is all, let us have
the "equilibrium aVonce.
One thing must be said for young
Mr. Knox throughout his matrl
monial exploit he has discreetly held
hi tongue, and that !s the first ele
ment of a good diplomat.
James J. Hill can figure closer on a
small proposition than anybody. Now
he rstlniates I hat It will take Just
19.600,000,000 to make the railway
Improvements the country needs.
The latest recommendation for Hal
ley's comet Is that Mr. Halley was the
most Intimate friend and counsellor
of ir Isaac Now ton. That ought to
insure a. cordial reception for the
comet. , .
It Is to be noted that a livery man
and wagon, dealer won at the unofficial
election Instituted by Congressman
Hamilton Fish to determine the post
office contest. Evidently no automobile
man was entered.
The" local democratic organ is
squealing about the defeat of the head
of the democratic ticket In South
Omaha by talking about the. "vast
amount of money" at the "demand" ot
the republicans, when everybody In
South Omaha knows that all the
money was on the democratic side.
7 48,940 .
It... '. 43,130 "
The Milk in the Cocoannt.
Remark of the father of Cardinal
Merry lel Val, and of an eminent c
rleslastlc of Home, tend to give a much
clearer vision of the circumstance
that preveriied the audiences between
Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Fairbanks and
It teem providential that my son should
be the man to humble a Yankee president.
Thla la the atatemont credited to the
elder Del '1, who, when Spanish am
bassador, la aald to have complained
of the "haughty and boastful attitude"
of the United State in the days of
It tf not tha church, but the private act
' tha Spanish secretary of state against
tha colonel of the Rough Riders In Cuba.
Thin la the explanation offered by a
high church dignitary.
Methodist proselyting, after all, may
not have bad as much to do wltli the
case as deep down Spanish hatred of
the nation that freed oppressed Tuba.
In the light of the candor of these re
marks It will require a vast amount of
argument to dissuade people from this
notion. There can be -no doubt that
the Spanish spirit of revenge for
Cuba's loss bas never died. It is a
most unfortunate and deplorable cir
cumstance though that this vlndlctlve
ness should be carried to the extent of
embroiling the great Catholic church
with a friendly people.
Evidently the milk in the cocoanut
has been soared by Spanish sauce.
The Wets and the Drys.
The annual tug-of-war between the
wets and drys in the spring elections
of Nebraska towns has Just taken
place, with the usual pendulum-like
results. Some towns which were dry
have gone wet and some other towns
which"-were wet have gone dry. The
returns so far in apparently Indicate
that the wets have the better of it and
have regained the ground they lost
last year, when the drift of opinion
was more marked the other way. The
culmination of the tug-of-war will
come next week In the special election
at Lincoln, which will determine
whether the state capital, which voted
dry a year ago, will stay with it or will
pronounce the experiment unsatisfac
tory and l'ne up again with the wets.
In these contests local factors always
enter, often to a sufficient degree to be
the determining force, which in many
cases accounts for the oscillating and
uncertain attitude of the same town
from one year to the next.
The significance of the wet and dry
tournament, however, lies in furnish
ing the very best evidence that under
the Slocumb law, which has prevailed
In Nebraska without important change
for nearly thirty years, we have the
most perfect and responsive system of
local option that has been devised. No
license Is issued to sell liquor In any
Incorporated city or town in Nebraska
except- after an expression t. of . the
voters and the registration ot a ma
jority in favor of license. As soon as
the majority Is opposed to liquor sell
ing renewal of licenses is shut off, and
the majority rules all the time. The
majority that rules, moreover, is the
majority In the city or town that is
sues the license, and the people of one
city or town hare no opportunity to
Vote any other city or town wet or dry,
but each determines Us own policy for
itself. Aa everyone admits, the en
forcement of liquor laws depends
chiefly on the public sentiment ot the
community, and the local option sys
tem which we have in Nebraska, by
which the majority of voters In each
city or town say whether it is to be wet
or dry, comes nearer giving the law
the necessary backing In public senti
ment than any other plan that has
A Prize Package Princess.
Civilization must be making rapid
progress In the orient. Turkey has
caught up to the American colonies al
ready. When Virginia was In its
waddling clothes men bought wives
with tobacco. In Turkey they get them
as rewards for merely overturning an
According to veracious advices, En
ver Bey, now military attache in Ber
lin, bas just been presented by Mo
hammed, the new sultan, with a nice,
plump Turkish princess as a royal
bounty for his part in deposing Abdul
Harald, the old sultan, who Is exiled
In a rickety old $5,000,000 palace with
only eleven ot his wives to make life
livable. The revolution has not wiped
out everything oriental.
Thla princess is 16 years of age and
the niece of both the former and pres
ent sultans. Enver Bey has not yet!
seen her and has only a photograph
of her brother on which to base his
affection for the young woman, a
rather Intangible basis for such' a
structure. But he Is making no com
plaint on that score; the only objec
tion he baa to enter Is that she Is not
a sister. Instead 'of a nleae, of the
former sultan, for it is an ancleht cus-l
torn In Turkey to rub It Into your van
quished foe by picking out his nearest
available kin as the trophy of triumph.
Colonel Bey feels that Inasmuch as he
was one of the young men who actu
ally slipped the throne from under Mr.
Hamld and paved the way for Moham
med's elevation he ought at least get
a half sister of the old ruler. But,
while he has not the the time now to
leave his post In Berlin and go to Con
stantinople to .ourt the princess, he
has decided to accept her and, at the
flr3t opportunity, ghe her the privi
lege of becoming his wife,
People of the Occident shook tnelr
heads at the very outset of this new
Ottoman regime when a man calling
himself Mohammed came mounting
the throne as the leader of real re
form. There Incredulity Is now con
firmed In thla exemplification of the
belief that there ar a few oriental-1
isms whicn the Young Turks did not
find so obnoxious. I
President and Public Domain. !
The president's consistent fight for,
a public land bill that will meet, the
requirements of the country and at the
same time best promote the interests
of the ge-netal conservation movement,
Is evidently bearing fruit. His stra
tegic move In bringing together the
various elements In congress represent
ing the different angles of this meas
ure has had tho desired effect of sub
stantially uniting all on a bill which It
Is believed will prove entirely satis
factory and successful.
The main feature of this bill, on
which It hag been so difficult to se
cure unanimity of sentiment. Is that
regulating the right of the president
to withdraw public land In the United
States and Alaska for public uses.
This Is a right which some have In
sisted belonged to the president al
ready, but Mr. Taft disagreed with
them, believing that the president had
no power to make such withdrawals
until specifically authorized by con
gress. The best way to determine the
question is the way It is to be deter
mined passing a bill making the spe
cific grant of authority.
The measure not only defines the
power of the president in this pro
cedure, but increases the scope of his
initiative in dealing with the public
domain. Correspondingly it subtracts
from the similar authority of congress.
It has been demonstrated that con
gress, with Its public land views vary
ing as widely as the makeup of Its
membership, can not be depended on
for prompt action in land matters.
So far as the check and balance
feature of the law is concerned, the
bill takes care of that. It is not going
to confer on the chief executive any
dangerous amount of power. In the
form as agreed to it simply gives to the
president the power he needs to pur
sue the present pollcynnder color of
law and put a stop to all hue and cry
of Irregularity In connection with land
Every member of Omaha's Board of
Fire and Police Commissioners is un
der oath not to be controlled by polit
ical considerations in making appoint
ment or promotions in the police and
fire departments. Violation of this
oath is ground for impeachment and
removal. If one member of the board
Is sure he is the only one who Is con
scientiously performing his duty, It is
up to him to start proceedings to vln
Several eastern papers have pub
llshed a report that the Omaha naval
recruiting station has rejected Ne
braska men because they are too flat
footed for government service. That
libel could have originated nowhere
except In Chicago, which has vainly
tried for years to divert attention from
its own feet.
The World-Herald concedes "there
is merit" in the suggestion of the ed
ltor of The Bee that the court house
square be made the beauty center of
Omaha and specially adapted for use
on festive occasions as a court of
honor. Thanks, awfully. Push it
Mr. Bryan may have said that he
hoped It would not be necessary for
him to be a candidate for senator. this
year, but It begins to look as If he
would have to say "Yes" or "No"
without any it's or and'a about it.
Nothing else goes.
Bishop Mclntyre and Archbishop
Ireland are not snowing the same
amount of self-restraint as Mr. Roose
velt has shown. These eminent
churchmen might take a lesson In the
use of soft words from our ferocious
As if the Methodist church had not
enough already to keep it busy, the
three aged Wardlaw sisters of New
Jersey, accused of the Snead murder,
have thrown themselves upon the
church for assistance.
Mayor "Jim" thinks the police force
should be reorganized as an assistant
street cleaning department. A good
Idea. But even that would not relieve
his street commissioner and assistants
from primary responsibility.
Who Tipped It Offt
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
William Jennings Bryan says he
no ovation when he returns from
America. Now. who do vou su noose it was
! ttpped It off to him that a popular uprising
On tha- Mala Lln.
It la not likely that the' administration
railroad bill will be either side-tracked or
run Into a switch. It may find some short
corners on Its Journey, but will pull
through all right In the end.
lajaorance la B I !.'
I'n'ess you wish to know that when di ink
ing that ostensibly Innocent and exhilarat
ing beverage, ginger ale. you are taking
merely "air and red pepper" Into your
system, don't read the official reports of
tile government Investigators.
Aa Iaaarsreat Fropkrrr.
Kmporla (Kan.) Gazette.
Joa Cannon discussed the hereafter in
a funeral addreas the other dsv, and
practically confessed that lie doesn't know
what It will be. One thing is reasonably
oertaln, however, and that is that he will
have no trouble in getting a I In hi fur his
Pasaa Aloaa ta Caaaamer.
No less than seven Important eastern rail
roads grained wage Increases Ian week.
The advances averaae from S to T per cent,
and Involve an extra expenditure amount
ing to some $17.0u00DQ a year. This Is ob
viously to mean an advance In railroad
ratra, ahlcti will take probably much mure
than $i:.ono.ooo out of the public. Is that
10 m'n an '"crease in the general cost of
living sufficient to warrant another demand
, . , . .
for more wages, and so on round and round
the spiral circle?
New ork Times.
When Pni!sla can converse by wireless
telegrsph 1th Cameroons In West Africa,
over the Alps and the sva and the high
lands of the North African coast. It seems
that wlrelens messages all the way around
Ihe erloba must soon be possible. The sta
tion at Nauen, Prussia, reports communica
tions sent to the Cameroon. .) miles
away, and replies received.
Ilarrimaa Inkerltaare lax.
New York Commercial.
From the atate comptroller's offUe at
Albany cornea the information that about
$71,000,000 of the Harrlman estate has al
ready been listed for the assessment of the
state Inheritance tax, and the tax,
amounting to $67.",OO0. has been paid; the
transfer tax bureau estimates that the final
aettlement will be on an estate aggregating
fully $140,000,000 In value. In which the state
of New Vork will gather In nearly $1. 400.000
altogether as the price to be paid by the
Harrlman heirs and other beneficiaries of
the will for the right or privilege of tak
ing tl'tfe to their own.
Handshaking; at tha Vv'hlte? House.
Numbers of people entertain the notion
that the right to pass the portals of the
residence of the chief magistrate and grasp
his hand Is one of the privileges of Ameri
can citlxenshlp. Yet brief reflection should
convince them that the rapid expansion of
tha population and the corresponding
growth of the army who visit Washington
from mixed motives of patriotism and
curiosity must make this impracticable.
it la a good thing to have democratic
simplicity prevail In the government. But
if every president saw and greeted every
Individual who wished to meet him, he
would have very little time for anything
Hace Misrepresentations on the Staave
and la Comics.
A New York rabbi has protested against
cheap and vulgar misrepresentation of Jews
on the stage and in tho comic press, and
advises a campaign aKalnst it. nointlns- to
the good results of a similar movement
among Irish leaders against the stale and
witless caricatures of alleged Irish types.
It Is high time racial caricature on
the stage or in the press should be "re
formed altogether." Everything about such
caricatures la so ancient, so pointless, to
devoid of reason, art, legitimate fun, that
their complete retirement would pleasa all,
including the manufacturers of the
Recently one of our cleverest comic week
lies puniished an extraordinary list of
tabooed subjects. It Included the mother-
in-law, the summer girl s engagement, the
small boy and the suitor and other an
tiques too numerous to mention. The clean
sweep will be grateful, but it should ex
tend to every variety of malicious and
mean racial caricature.
Let our humorists try fresh fields a.nd
new pastures. Let them exercise their in
genulty, their Imagination, their power of
observation. Life Is full and Interesting
and while there may be nothing new under
the sun there are numberless things that
seem new and give us a sense of freshness
Professional" l entertainers and comic
writers must move with their age, aa the
rest of ua db. Stagnation can riot be toler
ated even in the art of merry feeling.
HOW FAR THBV TRAVEL.
American Parly Emblems Familiar to
Boston Transcript,. "- "
Press reports from Egypt give but an
inadequate idea of what the native editor
meant In his newspaper when. In alluding
the eulogists of Roosevelt's speech, he
wrote Uiat "they were able to make a
donkey tail look like an elephant's trunk,"
quoting, it Is said, an old and familiar
Arabian proverb. That thla native editor
understood that he was trading with the
great emblems of the political parties which
divide America with their contentions must
be assumed. The elephant has long person
ified that O. O. P., the animal on whose
'back our ex-presldent has ridden with
such distinguished success across Africa's
Jungles and through classic halls. The
donkey'a tall likewise represents the activ
ity of an aroused democracy, with a capital
D, because that appendage exhlblta a sus
tained vigor of action rarely Influenced
by any high degree of Intelligence. The
elephant's trunk, on' the other hand, la
craftily reaching out for things, and this
has Jypified the republican characteristic
of constructlveness, while that of the de-
moocy has been opposition and resist
ance. It is to be hoped that nothing in the
ex-president's utterances suggests to the
Arab any merging of these two features
of the zoological park. The elephant wl:i
still grab democratic Issues that may be
lying around loose, as of yore, but that the
sturdy animal will debase his trunk to fly
frightening seems unthinkable.
WHERE FIBI.1C MOXKY GOES.
Mara Fast and la tome Take Moat
of. It. " "
New York World.
It Is the opinion of Congressman (iillett
or MasHachuHettw that nobody cares for
'onomy. "The member who gets a large
appropriation for something in his own
district," he iay, "achieves popularity,
no matter what his conduct may be In re
lation to general legislation."
Intended evidently as a defense of con
gre.sa, this Is in fact a severe arraignment
not only of (hat body, but of the people as
well. Is It true?
More than 71 per cent of the expenditures
of the t'uited Slates are for wars past and
wars to come. From the other 23 per cfiit
the ordinary civil expenses of the govern
ment are puid. If (he American people are
as reckless and xelfish as Mr. Uillett as
serts, why do thf not lay their greedy
hands on a considerable portion of the
$000,000,000 which every year la devoted to
The people In most of the districts see
none ot this except the pension money.
Actuated as Mr. Olllett says they are they
might as well have nearly all of it. They
are either very cheaply bought or they are
Ignorant of (Jie possibilities of plunder.
We bellevr that the gentleman Is iiiIh- '
taken. Americans take Utile Interest In !
nwn miii lit wniwimv h.M'MUHe a rule I
this reform Is undertaken Insincerely and
In a smalt wav. It Is the rule at Washing
ton to save a few thousands here and there
' and to scatter millions broadcast.
It Is not the appropriations for local en-
teipries tnai ranarupi me irra.ury. si i ; nMtkul, He played on the Yale teams!
them put together amount lo ll.tl.. H i anJ , one of tht recognised author
the steadily Increasing drain of hundred, j ,,,,, coeg, tn,,,lci.
of minion, annually for war that wast- AUfrd c Knnrtyt r( ,0n. ,n j
Ing (he nation, wealth and exhausting It. j ,,, offlcln, , FrM ,,,
cnt riks i
Tk. .,. i, i. hank building. I. 4S years old today. He i
tatives under the Influence of the army
ring, the navy ring, the big-battle ship ring,
(he pension ring and (he jingo ring
.i. hee.ile.. and helDl
Around New York
mjpplsa a tha Current of Ufa
aa fjeea a Oreat America
Metropolis from Bay to Day.
Willi a steel hatpin about a foot Ioiik.
poised In defense, Miss Rose Packer of
Biooklyn faced the vllllan fcuralar In her
room and screamed. "Move one slp and I'll
run you through!"
i.ay aside your weapon. mls," pleaded
the frightened Intruder: "I'm done."
Occasionally Miss Packer would vary her
..tmm with such soothiua remark as
for 2 cents I'd pin you on the wall like a
mothmlller." or,. "1 Just sharpeni-d this pin
for you and your kind."
Neighbors heard the screams and rushed
to the rescue of (he Imperilled maiden.
Also a policeman armed with a night stick.
He's a cheap skate." exclaimed Hose,
sheathing her polgnard as the crowd rusn
in. "Take him aay and lose him."
Francis McMahon. a plumber, of 400 Kast
lWlth atreet, the Bronx, strolled into tlie
Famlly theater, at 117 Kast 125th street. A
girl was singing on the stage. She asked
the audience to Join In the chorus.
McMahon DromDtlv uplifted his voice in
response to her Invitation.
"Quit sawing that gaa pipe," cried a man
In the audience.
"Stop the bur.xer," said another.
McMahon kept on singing all by himself.
"Rub the rosin off your voice," cried
some one. ' -
The protest swelled into a chorus, and one
of the ushers made for the plumber with
"do outside and whittle the rest of it."'
said the usher.
McMahon and the usher adjourned to the
lobby, where the two got tangled up, with
the result that the volunteer songster was
taken to Harlem hospital with a bump on
his head which the surgeon said may con
ceal a fracture underneath.
The other day the manager of a furniture
house in New York asked one of his star
salesmen to collect a bill of long standing,
for which the regular collector had been
unable to get cash. The manager told his
man to threaten a law suit If necessary.
The saleeman said he would collect It w ith
out that and went to the delinquent's office.
He put the bill In the band of his derby
hat and with the hat held nonchalantly In
his left hand he strolled into the Inner
shrine. The man at the desk looked at him
inquiringly and then glanced down at the
"Well, what is it?" he asked.
"Pardon me," said the salesman in his
best manner, "but could you tell me Is Mr.
Jones dead?" -
"Why, no! I'm Mr. Jones."
"Thank you, that's all I wanted to
know," said the salesman and walked
abruptly from the room.
Next day a check came for the amount.
William H. Edwards, otherwise known as
"Big Bill" Kdwards, street commissioner
of New York, spoke on "The Work of the
Street Cleaning Department of New York
City" at the weekly long-table luncheon
of the City club. The two leading facts
brought out by Mr. Edwards were that the
work of keeping clean the streets of any
city Is both useful and honorable and that
this work can only be carried on most ef
fectively by the co-operation of citizens
with the street cleaning bureau.
The question of street cleaning," said
the speaker, "resolves Itself Into three
questions: First, v how much money have
you to spend? Second, what will the peo
ple demand of you? and third, what feree
have you with which to carry on the
work? Around these tree questions
gathers the failure or the success of the
work of street cleaning. When one stops
to realize that to keep clean the streets
of Manhattan. Bronx and Brooklyn Is to
keep clean about 1,200 miles of streets;
when one realizes that about 6,600 men are
required to start every morning to do this
work, and when one realizes that about
$7,600,000 was expended last year In New
York City to carry it on, one must realize
the Importance and magnitude of the work
of the street cleaning bureau.
Mr. Kdwards then referred to the meth
ods of street cleaning, mentioning an auto
mobile vacuum cleaner now In use, which
gathers from the street objects as large
as old shoes and bottles and as small as
pins. But useful as all such engines are,
Mr. Edwards declared that nothing could
be accomplished without an effective sys
tem of flushing the streets with water.
The dozing police lieutenant in the West
Elizabeth street station was aroused by a
tremendous explosion, which shook his
chair and made the brass trappings of his
desk rattle as in a little earthquake. He
turned in the reserves to Investigate and
sent In a hurry calj for the firemen. They
found the explosion was In a bakery two
blocks away. Frank Horn, the boss baker,
using a lighted match, had successfully
discovered a leak In the gas pipes leading
to his oven. Every window was shattered,
the oven was blown through the side wall
and Horn received burns which may re
sult fatally. The gas started a little blaze
In six different comers. The loss Includes
eighteen wedding cakes which were in the
Real estate values continue to advance
within the boundaries of greater New
York, and for miles beyond the city boun
daries in every direction the suburbs are
being built up so that it can be said truth
fully that every month a new city of 23,000
population is added to the suburbs, while
fully as many more can be counted as
additions to the population of the city it
self. Every month 50,000 additional people bo
come customers of New York City, mer
chants, dependent upon New York sources
of supply for their household needs, if the
radius of fifty miles from the city hall is
taken as the basis of computation.
Tture seems to be no cessation of (his
coming and settling here In New York and
vlthln lis Immediate sphere of daily life.
Our Birthday Book
April T, 1910.
William A. Pinkerton, the famous detec
tive, was born April 7. at Dundee, III.
The Pinkerton agenc, which he founded
with his brothers, lsYepuled to be the most
successful (hit t-catching combination ever
Edward W. Brmis. political economist and
author, is 60. He ian the water department
of Cleve.and under Mayor "Tom" John
son, and as the mayor's principal advisor
in his 3-cenl street car fare fight.
Walter Camp, athlete, foot ball playi r
and author, as born April 7, l&y, In Con-
UMd to work for the t'nlon Pacific and
later was as.octated with his father In (he
ho,lrm of Howard Kennedy & Bon. He is
",01 menuwr ui in. noara or luaucatlon.
The report made to the Comptroller giving condition' at clos.i
of business March 29, 1910, shows:
Cash and Reserve
Loans and Discounts
Interest paid on
Time OrtiflratfM of Dvpowit.
ItOOSKVKLT A M OX. Alt Ml.
Som Warrant for Pro-Hrllli Senti
Sheik All Yussief. self-describi-d hs tin
Egyptian nationalist, (he other day asked
Colonel Koosevclt not to lve comfort and
countenance to English rule in Egypt. The
colonel has replied with his r sounding
address in the University of Cairo, which I
has made everybody on the bunks of the
Nile, except pos?lbly the mummy of
Kameses II., sit up and take nollci When
(he English, and especially the different
varieties of Egyptians is that ancient
land, have succeeded In catching their
respective breaths we shall perhaps dis
cover whether that address Iihs made
things better or worse. Since tlilugH al
ready have gone as far as to assassination
and public approval of that bloody protest
against English rule, one must think that
courage and outsixikenness are r-irh to
be desired in Egypt today.
Colonel Hoosevelt, hy exercising stern
self-denial in refusing to utter the smallest
syllable on American politics, evidently la
going to find time to descant upon various
other kinds of politics, taking them as
they come. Egyptian today. It may be
Italian tomorrow and French and OerniRti
later on. Then he can pasN easily to fur
nishing Instruction In stntecraft to Ills
blood kin In Holland, iRter spreading wis
dom and consternation throughout tJrcat
Britain by telling tli British what (should
be done with tho house of lords. However,
the colonel has good reason for praising
English rule in Egypt.
This All Yuss.lf, who asked him nut to
approve of the existing government, and
the various other so-called nationalists
w ho are raging at him, are outside 'con
querors as much as is an Englishman.
They are Arabs. The descendants of the
ancient Egyptians are the fellaheen, the
peasantry who before the English came
Were treated by (he Arab ruling class with
monstrous cruelty. The Arabs want I lie
English expelled that the Arabs may again
rule. "Egypt for Egyptians" means Egypt
for the Arabs.
Egypt was the sinkhole of wickedness of
the world when the English took It, a very
experiment station in vice, corruption, ex
tortion and cruelty. From Egypt, Arab
slave hunters penetrated tho whole conti
nent, perpetrating terrible atrocities. Tim
history of the Arab in Egypt from the day
the Alexandrian library was burned to
English occupation is very black. The
English should stay and teach kindness
for men and animals, enforce justice, raise
up the oppressed and lighten the load of
the poor. They have clone and are doing
all these things.
SEKUTIMK A.M1 II A H EST.
Preparations in the orlh, Gathering
the Substance In the South.
Wall Street Journal.
Seeding throughout the northern hemis
phere is just beginning. A fair Idea of the
areas of land now being plowed for early
seeding and planting may be gathered from
a few figures of representatives countries.
Our own country will put 20,000,000 acres
Into spring wheat; probably 34,000,000 acres
Into oats and 110,000,000 acres more Into corn-
making liH.OOO.OOO acres in these crops
Canadian spring crops will call for 20,000,OtH)
acres more, while the area of minor groups
of barley and flax at home will easily
furnish enough to run it up to 200,000.000
acres aa the spring planting of North Amer
ica, excluding Mexico.
Next to the North American countries
the widest acreage of spring planting Is
found In Russia, whose spring wheat
acreage lij about three times that of its
wireter wheat, or approximately 45,000,00c
acres. The oats and barley acreage com
bined Is large enough lo yield 1,600,000,000
bushels. Central and western Europe are
now also busy preparing their fields for the
small grains, and will later put In their
spring wheat and rye, using every acre
available under their syteim of mixed
farming for foods which have cost them ar
heavily in the recent years of high prices
Harvest time Is practically concluded lr
New Zealand, India, Egypt and Chill. Ar
genlina's harvest and a part of Australia'
are December work. South Africa Is a No
vember harvest area. By the end of the
current month nearly all of the Mediter
ranean countries, our own West Indies and
Mexico will be on the verge of harvesting
wheat. Although these countries are mil
large producers, nevertheless they are Ip
the surplus llxi of contributors to the needs
of the Importing world.
Just at this time (lie importing world
which consists mainly of western Europe.
Is gradually curtailing its demand for
wheat and corn. On an average, 'the world's
wheat shipment In the month of March
decline from between 10,000.000 to ll.OOO.OOf
bushels to between 8,000,000 and .0u0,0u(). de
pendent somewhat upon the size of th
harvests of (he surplus countries In the
southern hemisphere. There are afloat ut
this stage of the season In vessels on the
way to Europe, approximately S GOO.COO bush
els of corn, and from (r,. 000 000 to W.OxiOOO
bushels of wheat. These cargoes represent
In the two cerealj not far from $100,000,000
$500 PIANO PLAYER, $375
On 02 Weekly Paymonts
A, IIOSPG CO., 1513 DoUgisStfeet
Surplus & Profits J00,000,00
Automobile riding is recommended for
twoplu with weak hearts, but the pedestrian
with a weak lie.it needs to be away while
the cure Is beliiK applied.
Prince llelle de Sagan has debts of $!.7.'0,
000 and an annual Income of 'i.2f0. wi(h a
string tie,! to It. Still, creditors try to
figure out when they are to get their
The Cleveland experiment of rarrylnaj
passengers on (lie street railways for 3-eent
fares for the month of Marcli shows sut
fii lent revenue to cover payment of ex
penses and to yield 6 per cent profit to the
Hallow N. Iliglnliotham, 'l years of age,
a millionaire, who was president of the
World's Columbian exposition, and for long
associated with Marshall Klcld & Co., Is
tramping from Hot Springs, Va., to Clajks
burg, W. Va.. nearly miles.
Miss Amanda Ford, deaconess at the
Immigrants' Homo In East Boston, met
eighty vessels on their arrival In port dur
ing the last twelve monhs and aided nearly
TOO persons, of w hom .111 were women, INI
men and seventy-six children. Sho secured
work for nearly fifty Kil ls, sent eighty-five,
to (heir friends, gave lodgings and meals to
some and distributed garments to others.,
When they discovered that the man by
whom they were employed was deoige
Markle, the llazleton (Pn.) millionaire, a
gang of lahorcrn employed on the Marklo
chicken farm Ht Espy, Columbia county,
went on strike. Markle visited tho farm
tho other day. The laborers were Im
pressed with his visit to such an extent
that they thought that owner of such
a fine touring ear could afford to pay
higher wages than $1.M) h day.
WHITTLED TO A T0INT.
"(iot a new baby at our house, have mhi:
Boy or girl?"
"(Jlrl. but she's an anarchist. She hasn't
done a thing but howl Indignant protests
against existing conditions since she caniu.''
"So you think worry kills more people
,,"J m aur. vt-lttf vvptiedr.tUar earcastie
"Because so many people find It easier
than work and devote their time to IU"
Physiology Teacher Clarence, you may
explain how we hear things.
Clarence Pa teils cm to ma as a secret
and ma gives 'em awuy at the bridge club.
"I am In the hands of my friends," ald
the political sldcsleppor.
"Vis." replied (lie harsh critic. "and
every time your friends look over their
hands they seem Impatient for a new deal."
v ashlngton Star.
"Queer about that base hall player who
Joined t tic church choir."
"What was uueer about him?"
"Had a catch In bis voice, but couldn't
get the light pitch." Baltimore American.
Dolly Why aren't you at the cooking
Polly Teacher's laid up with dyspep
Dlbbs What do you think! My wife has
skipped to that divorce colony In Nevada.
Isn't she a peach?
Dobbs A piach! She's a peach o' Reno.
Knleker Now we have children taught
how to play.
Bocker Klne. . Next we shall have
mat training to show iambs how to lo gam
bol. New York Sun.
"My ancestors havo been in this country
for 2M years."
"Uee, but they've been keeping quiet
about It." Chicago Kecord-Hci uld.
Elderly Relative Lucy, you surely don't
think of marrying lleoffrey to reform
Miss Lucy Gracious, no, auntie'! I'm try
ing lo reform Oeoffrey In order to marry
li i in. and I'll either succeed III doing It or
I'll break his neck !" Chicago Tribune.
"Ho must go to some quiet, Inexpensive
place next summr," said tne man who
"(ireat Heavens! exclaimed ) , (h wife,
"don't talk so grewsomely! You know that
there aix no longer any quiet or Inexpen
sive places except cemeterles."Washing
MY SON AND I.
"My naughty llltle son," iiuoi'i I as he
I.ay flat across my stiff putenllt; knee
Face downward, and for some small bit ot
Was tasting discipline.
"Pray bear In mind that every slug! W h?ck
I herewith lay aihwart our aching back
Hurts me t"i times us much as it does you.
Each stlnKUif: slap of all Ihe twec'y-(W'
Is like a r.i:ilied lashes until me,
An J pains me g revloul ."
His roars ' stayed, and to the dampened
The tears M l he'd been shedding ran no
"Is llia( (rue. father dear?" he cried with
His squirming ceasing quite perceptibly.
"I grieve lo say It Is. my lad," 1 cried
As lustily the lialr-brusli I applied.
"Each whack of this smull hulr-brush
gives me psln
The like of which I Imp that ne'er again
I'll have to suffer." Whereupon the child
Right sweetly smiled.
And then lie thus apostrophised me: "Pop,
If that's the case. 1 beg you will not a(op,
nut lay it on us nam as you know how-
i ruiner use it lira
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