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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, ArHlIi If.. 1910.
Villi UMA11A DAILY IlLE.
rOl'NDCD HY EDWARD KUJEWATKR.
VICTOft UOSKWATER. KUlTOR.
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Lmcoln-tin Utile Building.
Chicago liA Uarquette bwilJ n.
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Wahlngon-; Fourteenth Street. N. w.
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idltoriat matter ahould be addreaaeo.
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pa.vahle to The Hee Fubllshlng Company.
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Oinaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Stale 1 NeoiaaKa. Uouglag County.
Ueorge B. Tscliur.k, treasurer of Trie
Bee i'ubllalilng Company, being auiy
worn, aaya that the actual nmb"n0.,
lull nd complete copies of The Wauy.
Morning. Evening and Sunday Be J Prl";'j
during the moiitO ot klercu, 1I. w
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1 43.860 19 W
4 41.800 . XI 43,140
T J,0 11
1 40.71S 14 3,660
10 43.160 I 4a,6Q
11 48,119 t 42.830
12 43.SS0 IT 41,400
1J 41700 tl 43,410
14 43,130 1 .7T0
14 44.01 1U 42,410
Kelurned copies 10,780
Net total.... .W".i
uily average 43.44A
GEO. a TSCHUCK.
ttiiOBcrlbed la my presence and sworn
to before me this Slat day of MareU,
lltt. M. T. WAUKluU.
Subaarlbesa leav-Iasx tU city tem
porarily skoal kT The Dee
mailed to then. ' Address Trill Le
changed aa eftes aa requeeted.
The Dee'a base ball bulletin board
Is again the favorite meeting place.
The base ball season Is on. Now
for all those grandmothers' funerals.
There are some reasons for wish
ing, that Halley'g comet had come and
It has been fully a week since Con
gressman Kobson baa sniffed war with
Note that Pittsburg, the center of
the steel region, has found another
It is said Caleb Powers Intends to
run for congress. Why not Colonel
Cooper, also? , ' '
. A daughter of J. Plerpont Morgan
says tha whole problem is labor. Not
in that' family.
Speaking of spring, a Detroit man
was nearly frozen to death In a boat
th other day.
Even the outlook for crops responds
to the general stlmulns in European
activity Just now. -
The west Is building ita own money
center, snya a contemporary. Yes,
and with its own money, too. -
Shades ot Thomas Jef feraont ' Of
all tha things sail and dona In bis
name, after he has been so long dead.
For some unexplained reason lower
ing street car fares to S cents has not
checked automobile stealing in Cleve
land. A Spaniard professor In Harvard de
clares that Americana have no ethics.
Evidently he has not been to Reno
The' colonel".' and the cardinal
pounded good, but for alliteration the
king, kaleer and colonel goes it one
Wonder if "Brother Charley" (a
holding up his sleeve any mora mys
terious letters signed by William J.
i The Baltimor- Sim says "Rlp the
cover off the Bosses.". . Joq . many
brass-band ' reformers ' go ' no deeper
than the cover.
' Poslbly Mr-. Bryan will assert th'at
this is a democratic, administration
Just because -the White House cook
married a policeman, ' '
", For fear, evidently, that some others
might beat them' to It, "West Virginia
census takers, went on strike a week
before their work began.. - '..
.. Mr. Bryan s disinterested letter to
tie Jefferson ' day' banqueters is an
other proof that he U'not yet a fourth
time candidate for the presidency,
. Public, attention has been officially
directed to the (act that April 22 la
Arbor day In Nebraska. There Is no
penalty, however, against planting
trees btfvre that date.
The first tornado cf the season has
been reported ' cavorting around in
Kansas. Kntas nearly always eatches
all tJe epidemics first and communl
cates them to Nebraska.
-Among other questions propounded
ly the census man is one asking how
many tluies a person has been mar
litv1. ' Tbtw censes people are getting
altojtther too lmjutsrtiv,
Start Rig-ht with the Watcrwayi.
Senator Burton's dissent to the
rivers and harbors bill, carrying an
appropriation of f 62,000,000, Is not In
our opinion to be ascribed to unfrlend
lLuftg to the waterway Improvements,
but on the contrary to a determination
to get started right and avoid errors In
preliminary legislation sure to prove
costly in tha future.
The one great defect in the whole
plan tbfla far is that it contemplates a
gigantic construction work without
first organizing a construction de
partment to lay out the details in such
a way as to Insure permanent bene
fits and wbtch, as Senator Newlands
says, "will result in tha co-ordination
of the various scientific services of the
government in the study and elabor
ation ot plans and the co-operation of
the states with the nation, each within
its jurisdiction, in carrying out those
plans.". It is essential that haphazard
methods bo avoided as much aa grab
bag appropriations, and piecemeal
Senator Burton's minority report re
flects a careful study of this question
In which the Ohio senator has become
a rocognlzed expert and contains pro
visions which must be adopted to
make the enterprise successful. For
Instance the suggestion of greater dis
crimination In making appropriations
for improvement work, omitting pro
jects already condemned by experts,
the general policy of Improving main
streams first, an adjustment of rela
tions -between railways and water
ways -entirely possible now with a
view to securing greater co-operation
all these things are not only desir
able, but essential to the largest suc
cess of the movement.
But when the senator comes to his
proposition to make adjoining states
share the cost of improvement, he la
getting on doubtful' ground.
Sentiment for waterway improve
ment along interior streams has been
aroused by realization, of the fact that
the middle west was paying its share
of the cost of harbor improvement
along the coasts, Great Lakes and the
Panama canal. " If these projects are
to be carried on at the general ex
pense; why then should not interior
waterway improvement? As we have al
ready pointed out, for example, the
Missouri. river is an Interstate stream,
ita improvement would be an inter
state enterprise in whose benefits and
advantages, all localities and commun
ities would share no matter whether
adjacent to the , river or not. tVhat ad
vantages the 1 communities ' along the
river derived would be 6ffset by termi
nal facilities, and transportation equip
ment 'they woud have to supply.
These still unsettled ' points, how
ever, only emphasise the need of agree
ing oa plans and methods that will do
Justice to all parts of the country be
fore spending the m6ney,' '
' ftyox Eeyhurn'a Part.. ; . . ,
Next to the fact, that the Philadel
phia street car strike is settled, public
interest will turn to the terms ot set
tlement, with the hope that they are
broad enough to insure peace tto the
City of Brotherly Love, at least, for
some l years to come. If othorwlse.
then the result may be a mutual loss
instead of gain. It has already been
hinted that it is a company victory,
and that, whila the final proposition
passed ' through tha channels of the
American Federation of Labor to the
strikers' committee by which It was
accepted In behalf of the union, the
men had to concede more than they
gained.- -This is based on the state
ment that many of the terms of settle
ment were those proposed by Mayor
Reybum a month ago and rejected by
the striken. Whether with justifica
tion or dot, the- assertion was made
from the first that the mayor's sym
pathles were with the company, and
that throughout- the struggle they
manifested themselves on that side.
Without admitting or denying this
claim, the -important faot is that the
mayor at .Philadelphia from the outset
ol thla . trlk left a, toll of twenty
eight lives and hundreds of thousands
of dollars of destroyed property in its
wake, took an active part as a peace
maker, and in so doing set an example
for otlier mayors who have at such
times slaillar emergencies to meet.
With the complication of political
interests that conspired to make the
Philadelphia strike go difficult of set
tlement, it would not have been sur
prising If Mayor Reyburn had found
himself aligned on one side or the
other as a partisan, but it is to his
credit, after all. that many of his
original peace proposals enter Into the
' Moderation, and Toleration.
.It. Is unfortunate for. the. cause of
woman. suffrage thai delegates to. tha
national convention in Washington
biased President T&ftj because he ex
pressed his view Instead of theirs la
the address they Invited him to malte.
Many eoy.e will take this as Indicat
ing that the women' are not quite ready
for the elective franchise so long as
they"ffnd it tmposdibie. under such ex
traordinary circumstances, to restrain
their motions' , Hissing the president
of the; United States ts really not a
common' or popular performance and
seldom Indulged tn by moderate and
tolerant citizens. i '
Now nf dear ladles, you must show
rouraelyea 'oapabla f suffrage! by eier
etptng that, degree of reatralnt which ts
neeeary In tha conduct of government
affairs fit Hot hUwIiis. '' ' ,
This Is the president's reply to the
dignified - greeting his hostess gave
blio. It comprehends a large part of
the common criticism of woman suf
frago and ought to have the effect of
teuchlng thd woiitioa -that moieratlan
and-toleration are more Important lo
them and their government than the
ballot in their hands, however de-
flrabto the latter might apiwar.
Friends of toman suffrage mleht
wish that other delegates had been
elected to attend this convention, for
surely in the ranks of the crusade
somewhere are women who, if they
had felt the Impulse, would at least
have known that It was not good man
ners to hiss a speaker whom they had
invited to address them, especially
when that speaker happened to be the
official' head of the nation. Did some
one misinform the good women as to
the president's view on "woman suf
frage so that they expected him to ad
vocate their cause, or did they think
that because they had favored him
with the Invitation to speak he would
abandon his own convictions and for
the time being adopt theirs?
Latest Official Census Estimates.
Just ns the 1910 census enumera
tion is begun the census bureau comes
to the relief of our curiosity with offi
cial estimates of the populations of
cities having over 30,000 inhabitants
for the year 1907. This is the latest
estimate, and doubtless the last one,
inai wm ne raaae Dy ine Bureau u
fore the actual figures of the enumera
tion of 1910 are complied.
The census estimate of Omaha's
1907 population is 127,768. It is
carefully explained, of course, that
these estimates are made .by taking
the figures for the nearest state or fed
eral censuses and computing the an
nual Increase thus disclosed on a per
centage basis, with corrections for an
nexation of new territory or special
local conditions. The purpose ot the
estimates is to secure the data on
which to base per capita statistics re
lating to the different activities of the
various municipal governments.
In this connection, while the figures
for Omaha are naturally of prime in
terest to us, the estimates made for
certain other cities supposed to range
close to us in population may be men
City. Census. Estimate.
Minneapolis 202.718 2So,67C
St. Paul 1C3.085 210,606
Kana City 1G3.752 1S5.4T9
Denver 133,K9 1G3.B24
Loa Angelea 102.479
Omaha 102,555 127,708
St. Joseph.. 102,979 120.504
Portland-.. 90,428 112.757
Des Moinea 62,139 . 81.0
Kansas City, Kan 51.418 80.522
Duluth , 62.9C9 69.7a
fialt Lake City 63.531 62,114
Lincoln 40.1G9 . 49,530
Sioux City... 33,111 44,088
South Omaha.....; 26,001 38,558
Not estimated because abnormal. ;
It goes without saying that the cen
sus bureau experts do not lay claim
to infallibility in their estimates, nor
do they do any more than apply ft
formula for computation, which must
be subject to test and correction by
the actual enumerations that are now
being 'made. The 1907 estimates,
however, should give us a closer idea
of where we stand, both absolutely and
relatively, to other cities.
Ban oa Soldiers of Fortune.
It Is 'most remarkable that Madriz
and Estrada should have sent their
agents to Amerloan shores for troops
to ' perpetuate the Nlcaraguan insur
rection, particularly since the sever
ance of relations between the two gov
ernments and the interference of the
State department comes as a matter
of course and wisdom. The only won
der is that it ahould have been delayed
at all, and probably would not have
been but for the ordinary red tape re
quired in verifying repoTts.
New Orleans, where the foreign bel
ligerents had established their recruit
ing stations, goon became filled. It is
said, with soldiers - of fortune, men
without any apparent purpose of call
ing In life, as willing to fight on cue
side as the other, and large numbers
of them lenllsted. Some, in fact, had
done service before in the Nlcaraguan
army, and those who may have fought
for the government were just as willing-
to re-enlist against it, while the
former rebel was as ready to take his
second commission with his old enemy.
This Is an index to the type of men
drafted Into the armies ot Madrls and
Eutrada, an unfavorable comment on
the cause of the war, to say nothing
of the character of the sodlery,
President Madriz, as the successor ot
Zeaya, is confronted with a formidable
task in attempting to shape the desti
nies of a nation where war la so lightly
regarded as thfa condition Indicates.
His greatest achievement frill be not
tn conquering the army of Estrada,
but rather in vanquishing the barbarli
belief In the minds of his people that
was is mere pastime. The worst of
It is that the incoberency of Nica
ragua's present ' so-called government
oltfera"" no' assurance for the' early
ascendency of any" 'such reasonable
, The Lincoln Journal - seems to be
wrought up because ,The Boo has inti
mated that the school ' censuses in
Omaha in years gone by used to be
padded, and ineH.ta that this was a de
liberate attempt; by Omaha to purloin
more than lt share of the 6tate school
apportionment. Not at all, not at all.
It was simply an effort at self-protection
sgalnst the notorious school cen
sus padding ot Lincoln, where several
thousnnl studf-nta at the State univer
sity, who do not belong In Lincoln,
were regularly counted, and for all we
know are still counted. In order to get
the bulge on the ftate school fund.
If the di'tpocratlc party Is to fuse
with Hearst's Independence league,
ahat is to become of tho remnant of
the popylist iparty which has hereto
fore been the favorite partner of "Julsa
Democracy' for the political dance?
Or ptrhaps the democrats feel that
they no longer need give any consid
eration to the populists.
The assurance ot the rebuilding of
the flour mill recently burned in
Omnha is gratifying because it means
that Omaha has proved Its desirability
as a center for flour manufacture.
Omaha ought to have a dozen flour
and cereal mills to transform into fin
ished product the unlimited raw ma
terial at our very doors.
One by one the members of the Ma
bray gang are getting out on bond.
The next thing in order will be public
notice that business has been resumed
at the old stand in Council Bluffs. The
sucker born every minute Is still wait
ing to be caught.
According to our amiable democratic
contemporary optimism is strong
among democrats. Optimism has al
ways been strong with democrats, but
still a very unsatisfactory substitute
for pie. '
The St. Louis pastor who says there
are fourteen roads to hell should re
port his findings to the Interstate
Commerce commission and ask for an
order to stop this cut-rate competi
tion. Cenini Tlpa tor All Kara.
In one respect the president ecores a
point over his Immediate predeceanor. The
latter never had a proclamation published
in forty different languages.
' How Much They Love Him. '
New York World.
Probably the Insurgents who wouldn't let
Uncle Jos Cannon have an official auto
mobile were afraid "something Would hap
pen him" in such a dangerous contraption.
Pamtngr It Down the- Line,
St. Paul Pioneer Press.'
There appears to be a mistake In the re
port that the railroads were going to In
crease the wages of their employee. The
fact appear to be that the .shippers are
going to increase the wages of tha railway
employes. . , -' ',
Pollntalna- Off n Deficit,
New .York Tribune. ; '
If,' as now seems not unlikely, the an
nual deficit In the postal service of from
J 2,000,000 to 120,000.000 Is to be "Wiped ut
hi 1911 or 1912, there may be reason for
hoping that Senator Aldrlch's suggestion
that the government's annual appropria
tions might easily be cut $300,000,000 will he
translated Into fact fefore the first ocean
steamer passes through the Panama canal.
While Wlckersh&m was saying In Chi
cago that the time for running with the
hare and with the hounds was 'over, the
president was speaking in ' Washington,
olive branch in hand: 'v ' ,
'Tonight we are! reading nobody out of
the party. We want them " all In the
ranks."-' ; - ' . .; ' -
And hef-'tooU occasion. -to add ' that' the
republican party waa broad and liberal
enough to permit differences of opinion.
Thus was 'tha forceot one. speech, broken
by the other, . to. the disappointment of
thoae who are "spolllrtg for a fight"
Hostilities postponed. '
WALL STREET RAINBOWS.
Hope and Quotations Boosted oa 811m
. . Clevoland Leader.
When it became known Monday that the
Standard Oil case and the American To
bacco company - case would' have to be
heard again before th-a supreme court, pre
sumably next fall, there was a sharp ad
vance In the New Yqrk stock market. The
feeling of Wall street waa that the re
hearing meant that the court was quite
evenly divided, and that without a full
bench there was small chance of ranging
five Justices on one side of these cases.
There- Is one vacancy In the court now, o'n
account of Justice Brewer's death. Justice
Moody baa been too 1.1 to take aart In
these cases. . Five. Justices are ' necessary
to render a convincing decision, because no
smaller number would make a major! ty of
a full bench. .'
- But on . what sane theory does Wall
street find encouragement in such a situa
tion, in the highest court of the land? Ie
t supposed that the filling 'of Justice
lirewer's place will be to the advantage of
the trusts?. Is it possible that the masters
ot the atock market believe that the coun
try will be ready to give up legal war upon
great business monopolies, or near-monopolies,
when the ' supreme court divides
quite evenly on the question of dissolving
two of the greatest corporations in the
If these theories give- comfort to the
"street" Its mental vision Is . singularly
narrow and short No divided court of
last resort will stop tbe warfare waged
upon huge corporations Which are accused
of the unfair and unlawful control of Im
portant industries. They will have to get
a better bill of health or else mend their
ways o plainly that the country will be
convinced of their -thorough reformation.
April 18, 1510.
Wllber Wright of th famous Wright
Pros., flyers, was born April 16, 1867. In In
diana. He and Ills brother have been
working for years on flying machines and
have stprt.l?4 the world with their mar
velous success. ....
George It Sheldon, New York banker
and treasurer of the republican national
committee, la 53 years old. He is a native
of Brooklyn and Is Interested In a large
number of financial and Industrial con
cerns. Clarence D. Clark. United States senator
from Wyoming, was born April 14, 1S51. He
was born In New York, but educated In
Iowa, where ha taught school and prac
tWnd.law before removing to Wyoming In
. David R. Forgan, one of the two brothers
who are big Chicago bankers, was born
April 14, W1. Hie birthplace was In Scot
land, and he la also a leader In public life
H.-fcJ. Fred rick son. the automobile man.
Is Just 36 years oli. He waa born In Fre
munt Neb., and In old bicycle days was a
fast one on the whet-J. He started business
handling bicycles In 1M7 on' fJOO capital
and has been gulng ao tii that he la now
pn nldotit of ao autumoblle company capital
tsed at HW.OliO.
Will H. Thompson, attorney at law, la 46
y-rs old. He studied law with Thurston &
1 3.1 1 and ws later In partnership w:th
Jiirrua P. ICnalUh, uud In practice fcr him
self since 1X4. .
Our Birthday Book
In Other Lands
Ida tlfbta on Wnat la Trana.
piling Among tha Wear and
Fa nations of the Earth.
With the full voting strength of the allied
parties, Trlme Minister Asqnlth his flrlven
through the House ot Commons the three
resolutions dealing with the powers ot the
House of Lords. In substance the resolu
tions embodying tho liberal party plan of
reforming tne upper chamber propose de- j
pr'v'ni that body of all power In relation
to finance bills. On all other measures the
right of rejeotlon may be nulllfcd by the
passage of the objectionable bill by the
Commons at two separate sessions. The
llti of a Parliament Is to be reduced from
seven to five years. These resolutions, If
given the force of law, would reduce the
Lords to a body of advisory power of re
jection over any measure submitted for Its
consideration. It la a definite proclamation
Of the supremacy of tho Commons aa the
final legislative power of the empire. It Is
pertinent to contrast the Commons' plan
ot "ending" the Lords and the "tentative
plan of "mending" that body outlined In
Lord Roscbory's resolution recently given
qualified aaeent by the peers. The latter
affirms the need of the two-chamber prin
ciple, but would abolish the heredity right
to a seat In the upper chamber. Regarding
the membership the Rosebery plan pro
vides that the reformed chamber shall
consist of the lords of Parliament Chosen
In part by the peers themselves. In part
by nomination by the crown. In part elec
tive from the outside, and of others sitting
by virtue of their offices and amplification,
the term of office of all to be the same.
Both plans are now before the peers for
Occasionally the holy city of Rome
presents a acene of licensed anarchy on
parade oaloulated to grieve religious people
of every denomination. Tho London Satur
day Review and the Paris Temps prints
details ofsa celebration held In Homo on
Sunday, February 10. There was a proces
sion of about 20,000 persons, comprising
anarchists, . revolutionaries, antl-clerlcals
and- antl-verythlng. Red flags were so
numerous that "they looked like a river of
blood pouring down the streets," Inter
sected with banners bearing blasphemous
and seditious Inscriptions. Revolutionary
speedhee were delivered against the church
and the monarchy from a platform whereon
Mayor Nathan stood and expressed sym
pathy with the proceedings. From the
crowd came such edifying cries as "Down
with. Christ," "Down with the Pope."
"Death to Religion," "Neither Clod nor
Master," "Death to the Klag and Queen."
Fearing le the holy father would not
comprehend the meaning of the turnout
leaders of the crowd established headquar
ters aorosa the street from the Vatican,
decorated Jt with red flags and offensive
inscriptions, and in the evening turned a
searchlight on the windows of the Vatloan
to better attract the attention of the In
mates. Such conditions are sufficient ex
case tor the Irritation manifested at .the
Vatican, and measure the growing revo
lutionary fires menacing' the orderly ex
istence of the Eternal City: i
BrltlBh tory circles are very angry over
tiho confession of Sir Robert Anderson in
Blackwood's Magaslne that he wrote the
infamous "Parnelllam and Crime" artloles
Which appeared In the London Times In
1887. Tory wrath ia not concerned with
the' Infamy of fabricated . evidence. In
dignation Is caused by 6r Robert'' Indis
cretion tti .dragging a decayed cat put of
the party's political bag.': Ptr Robert was
chief , of the secret service of the govern
ment 'at the time and was in close touch
with the then tory government Any meana
of discrediting Pamell and the Irish party
Was welcome to the mil h la try, especially
IX It tended to identify the Irish leaders
with the Phoenix park tragedy. The arti
cles were timed to appear during the dis
cussion and vote on a coercion bill, ana
were designed to inflame the public mind
to a pitch which would justify wiping out
any remaining fragment of Irish liberty.
The fabricated evidence served that end,
but Its exposure followed before a court of
tory, selection, and both puthor and pub
lisher were proven character assassins even
before the forger and fugitive Plggot sent
the fatal bullet into his brain In Madrid.
Sir Robert merely followed the practice of
a long line ot predecessors. Manufactured
evidence against Irish political agitators Is
a regular BrltlsSi industry, and a very
successful one. It was In active operation
under Prime Minister Pitt over a century
ago, and was second only to the BifllBh
"slush fund" . In strangling the Irish Par
liament. Many an innocent Irishman has
been jailed, exiled, or sent to the gallows
by luat such means aa was employed to
destroy Charles Stewart Parnell and his
associates, and the long line of purchased
Informers, from MaNally and Armstrong
to Lo Caron and Plggot, bear melancholy
evidence to Jhe suocesa of the Industry.
The campaign opened up In France last
Sunday with a keynote of stones and re
volver shots. Radicals of all sorts organ
ized violent' demonstrations against pre
mier Brland, disrupting his meeting and
forcing hint to seek safety In f fight,-. St.
Chamond, where the disorder occurred. Is
a coaverging poUit for revolutionaries of
France and Spain, and their outbreak is a
natural result of encouraged or tolerated
anarchy. Fortunately for the candidates
the campaign Is too short to afford op
portunity for serious sbulljons of political
temper. The election takes place on the
24th of this month, and seoondary balloting
on May a Predictions aa to the result are
on par with political predictions In other
countries. A great number of party fac
tions are represented In the contest, each
promising to save the country in return
for tht Job. To tha serious minded elector
the gravest problem la to remove the stain
on the nation's Integrity caused by the of
ficial grafting and squandering of the
church liquidation funds. Equally disturb
ing is the Issue of ' religious and secu ar
education. The ministry expects to offset
tbe effect of these fundamental Issues by
the new expedient ot old age pensions, In
Creased taxation of the rich and lessened
burdens on the poor. '
The Russian Duma- is not as picturesque
In emphasizing Its dislikes as the Hungar
ian Diet, but It ha a way of throttling In
surgency that thrills wltU the elixir of Joy
the hearts of Muscovite Uncle Joes. Dur
ing a tumultuous session en March 19, these
Incidents happened: "M. Oegetchkory
promptly called him a blackguard. M. Tlm
oshkln of the extreme right retorted, and
both were excluded for two sittings. The
labor ItaJ.-r, M. Ilulal, entered the tribune
and declared that he associated himself and
his-party with the words of M. Oegetch
kory. Amid ever-increasing uproar M. Du
lat waa excluded tor fifteen sittings. M.
Purishkevltch attempted to resume - his
spfech, but waa shouted : down by the
socialist and labor members. Four of
these were expelled one after the other.
M. Mlllukotf charged the acting pret-ldent,
Prince Volkongky, . with lowering the dig
nity of the House, whereupon he was ex
cluded for the rest of the sitting.
The diff'cu ty of holding to an agreed
line of action tha factions constituting the
lturel majority la Ureal Britain waa
strikingly shown In the by-elertlon In Mld
Ulamoryanshlre. Sire Samuel Kvans,
elected by a majority of nearly 10 000 In
the February election, waa elevated to the
bench, necessitating election of a sucrssor.
Liberal lenders agreed upon a laborlte ss a
party candidate, and his jiomlniiin was
Indorsed by the nationalists and socialists.
A political row ensued. The party rank
and file put up an Independent liberal can
didate and lected him by a majority of
2,710 out of nearly 15,000 votes cast. The
lash of the party whip had no more effect
than a pea shooter on the hide of a hippo.
The good cittsetis of Pittsburg are mov
ing for a municipal commission to replace
the councils, whose members for the most
part are self-convicted boodlprs.
It Is announced that Thomas F. Grady,
long the Tammany loader of the democ
ratic minority In the New York senate, will
retire at the end of this session.
'Gene Foss spent I7.S.S0 lit his campaign
in the Massachusetts congress district.
This Is $120 less than his salu'ry for n year,
but he had a hot run for his money.
In Daniel K. Finn, the new leader of thA
First assembly district, Tammany Hall
has gained the youngest leader in Its ranks,
and Mr. Finn goes Into the Wigwam with
the distinction of being the first Tammany
leader to succeed his father, the noted
"Battery Dan" Finn, recently deceased.
The stranjre action of Mayor Hlhbard of
Boston In remaining In the field as a can
didate for re-election last Deoember has on
Illuminating sequel. Tho vote given HS)
bard was sufficient to defeat the most
populnr candidate and e'ect Fitsprerald.
"Honey Fits" hns Juat rewarded Hlhbard
with a 5,000 Job.
Commenting on the sweeping Investiga
tion of legislative crookedness urged by
Oovernor Hughes, a retired corporation
lawyer in New York says that from now
on,' until tho investigation, gels under way
there will be more old account books
burned than ever before In the history ot
New York City, and thousands of old files
ransacked for incriminating letters which
will go the same way as the books." He
predicted that tho Investigation would dis
close a new rule among corporations that
is, that books of record more than three
years old are not now kept. He predicted
that stubs of check books and canceled
vouchers would not be kept even that long,
probably not more than for a' year back.
"'Why don't you buy a hortie Instead ot
I'm tempted to," replied Mr. Flatson,
"but I'm having too good a time riding
around with real estate men. looking
suburban property. Washington Star.
"Well, Uncle Simon. I'm mighty glad to
see you. Just down from Sklggsvllle, are
you? What's going on up your way?'
"Well, nothln' much, 'ceptin' the sawmill
and old Jess Watklns." Chicago Record
"Sir, I ' heard you using the W6rd
'Jackass.' Did you apply It to me?"
'No, sir. Do you think you are the only
jackass In the world I Cleveland Leader.
Hogan (with paper) Glory bet Here's a
scientific felly who says he wane ate th'
fleeh Iv a mammoth that wus frozen 250,000
Brogan Faith, he'a a fibber, thin!
Hogan-Jiow kin ye prove It?
Brogan Khure, how could wo find out
from th' cold starage comp'ny lb', data .they
received that animal? Topeka Capital.
Knleker Is Jonee charitable? '
Booker Well, he doesn't let his right
foot know whom his left foot kicks. New
York Burt. ' .-
"What's the matter MarcT asked Brutus
after Antony had made his celebrated ora
tion over the dead body of Caesar.'
"Confound the luck, eny how I Here I've
developed Into a fine orator and there's no
Chautauqua circuit for ilia to get busy on."
Chicago Tribune. ' ;
"By Jove, I find It, quite impossible to
lift my new style of spring hat to a lady,
don't you know."
"What do you dor
"Cross th' street don't you know. Cleve
land Plain Dealer, .j,
"Now," said Brokeletgh, "look at this
suit. What would you say It was worth?"
"CHve It up," replied Newltt, "but I'll bet
I know what you paid tor It"
"Cash." Chicago Record-Herald.
Two traveling salesmen, detained In a. lit
tle village ' hotel,' were ' Introduced to a
crazy littla billiard table and a set of balls
which were of a uniform dirty gray color.
"But how do you tell the red from the
white?" asked one of the guests.
"Oh," replied the landlord, "you soon get
to know tbem by their shape." Sucouua
LOVE SONNET IN DIALOGUE.
Willis L. Clanahan In Smart Set.
Did I but dare, I know I'd love you dearly.
If you were brave, you would not falter so.
Your lovely presence sets my heart aglow.
And yet It seems to agitate you, merely.
Nay mora than that! 'Twill be my death,
or nearly I
Your mood Is not indicative of woe.
How little ot my mood you seem to know!
Do you believe that you could lave sin
Do I believe? Oh, if you would but try
. . . mej . .
What Is there, pray, to hinder such a
Should I attempt It, then, would you deny
Should I consent and Cupid have his fling
He. A thousand kisses could not satisfy me!
Ah, the expression has the proper ring!
House, Hotel and Office Furniture
mq.ie.18 South 16th SI.
Bed Spreads, crochet for wood or iron beda, with fringe all
around; sell regularly at $2,50. We will sell 150 fi f
Saturday at, each, ylsaC'iJ
Two big specials in the Basement for Saturday B. O. E.
' Sad Irons with either nickel or oxidized tops, in sets con
sisting of-three irons, one handle and one jron rest; regu-
lar price on these sad irons are $1.75 per bet; Qi flfs
our price for Saturday only, either set y liUU
Mrs. Vanttusen.PaUm Cake , Moulds this is the pan that
can bo usd without greasing. They come in u round and
square ehape, layer and loaf height. These pans sell reg
ular for 20c and 25c. All the regular 20o pans special for
Saturday, 15c, and all the regular 25c sizes, IQn
special for Saturday. ... 'v3C
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Style and durability"
PLUS absolute comfort
the easy, dressy, alto
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that's the Grossctt.
Shown above is a partic
ularly breezy Crosse tt
model for Sp.nng and Sum
mer the " Whirlwind
It's new it's modish.
Stylish high heel and lygh
toe, with the neat "com
fortable fit for which tho
Cr os sett Shoe is famous.
. There's a Crossett stylo
lor every taste, making
selecti in easy.
$4 o $S enrywhere.
Lewis A. Crossett, Inc., Maker,
. North Ablation, blau.
j ".'ii, a, ft.
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with .maU chUdren.
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