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rOCNDHD BT EDWARD HOKEWATKK.
VICTOR liOSEWATEU, EDITOR.
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The Eetirement of Aldrich.
The announced Intention of Senator
Aldrich of Rhode Island to retire at
the end of Ms prennt term as United
States- senator, which expires in
MarcD. or next year, will cause wide
spread comment and will elicit a great
years snow that those of 1910 are th
best, not excepting even the big yea
of 1907. The one lesson of this runs
bo that the railroads have conipletel
recovered from the 111 effects of th
t-nint buu are earning more money
loan they ever did. It Is of interest
uiversity of opinion as to whether his to note in this connection, because of
rumination at this time Is from , the his complaint about earnings, that Mr
Tiew point or trie public Service desir
able or regrettable
STATEMENT Or CIRCULATION.
Stat of Nebraska. Douglas County, a.'.
Unorge B. Tachuck. treasurer of The
Bee fublisltliig Company, being- duly
worn, aaya that the actual number of
full i-nd complete ropla of 'me Dally,
Morning. Evening and bunday He printed
during the month of Warco, litis. waa
. . ' i.aaa.400
Eeturned cople. ,,, 10,730
et total. .. . , ,,,,
ally average.... , 43,44
okx a. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed la my presence and (worn
to before m tula list day of MaroO,
- at. P. WAJuKk-K.
Subscribers leaving the city tem
porarily akoala have The Bee
(mailed ta tbena. Address will be
changed aa often aa requested.
Governor Patterson should at least
disarm bis friend. ''
Whisky has gone, down G cents in
Ave days. Feel-it?.'!-
Arbor dajr la almost upon us.
the tree planting habit.
Wonder what our old friend and
democrat. "Billy" Thompson. Is afraid
The dominating position which Sen
ator Aldrich, although representing
the smallest. state In the union, has at
talned In matters df legislation in the
upper house of congress is universally
conceded. - Senator Aldrich Las a per
sonality which is so strong and force
ful that It commands a place of leader
ship, and his long career in publlfl life
and exceptional familiarity with the
intricate questions of government
have almost naturally, with the drop
ping out or enfeeblement of the other
long service senators, put him to the
front and. made him practically the
embodiment of the force that does
things in the senate.
But no man U indispensable, and
the wheels of government will con
tlnue to revolve irrespective of ths
changes worked by time in the per-
sonnel or its lawmakers. Senator Aid
rich has come to be held up by the
democratic opposition, and also by the
so-called republican insurgents, as the
agent of the great corporate interests
in matters of national legislation. So
far as the democrats are concerned
they will not cease to charge the
republican party with being a party
of privilege and special interests. But
whether the insurgents will find it
easier , with Mr. Aldrich out of the
way and get into line for harmonious
party work remains to be seen. We
believe that events are rapidly shaping
toward republican party solidarity.
and if the retirement of Senator Aid-
rich and the elimination of Mr. Can
non as a speakership possibility will
help it along, the party and the coun
try will be the gainers, although at a
cost of tried and experienced leader-
mil ureat Northern, his leadln
northwest road, shows a gain for .March
earnings of $566,120, although the
Illinois Central tops all the middle
west roads, with an increase for the
month of $816,260
Actually Curing; Tuberculosis.
Eighty-two of the 161 cases sent to
the tubercular hospital at Las Animas,
Colo., by the Navy department, have
been, cured and dismissed, according
Curbing: the Cotton Kings.
vvnen stock market manipulation
reaches the point of closing down In
dustrles and throwing men out of em
ployment it is time for the govern
ment to take a hand in curbing the
criminal rapacity responsible for the
situation. Attorney General Wicker
sham has therefore undertaken
splendid duty in his attempt to break
the cotton pool and punish those who
formed it, and he should have the full
advantage of every power and facility
at the command of the Department of
Justice. He will need it, for ho has
essayed a formidable task, one with
out precedent In the annals of trust
prosecution on whosu outcome hang
Twenty-five per cent of the opera
tors of the cotton mills are Idle today
because a few men have gained con
trol of the mtrket, fixing prices at
will. They have already advanced
those prices so far above the normal
that manufacturers have reduced their
output rather than buy at the exorbl
tant figures, throwing out of employ
ment 25 per cent of their operators as
a result. It is much to the credit of
the attorney general that he instituted
action Immediately this startling rn
formation reached him. . .
Seldom if ever In the machinations
of stock market gambling have as
flagrant examples of speculating in
staple articles of commerce been dis
closed. The chief manipulator has
boasted of his power and plan to domi
nate the market, throttle competition
and control legitimate dealers as he
will, and has come perilously near
making good on his vaunted defiance.
The government could not afford to
let this challenge of its authority go
to the official report. Other cases, the
report says, have been much improved unan9werel. any more than it could
some giving strong hope for ultimata ,iuru l permit, sucn complete vio
Don't let the census man -miss you
L . . .
ieei, aim nan way, ir you see him
"Back at you.' ladles," the'men can5
ay when those button-in-the-rear
coats come. .'
Seems strange that a Miss Hussey
hould have, led . those, suffragetttes up
to ine capuoi.
This Santa Claus weather in April
has led one man to kill himself by
jumping aown a chimney.
Uncle Jim Wilson's cook book is
popular, but we observe that Uncle
Joe s griddle is still in use.
Mr. Hitchcock la not a democrat by In.
No? Only masquerading?
uo .women vwani tna ballot?" asks
the Philadelphia Bulletin. Well, Mr,
Taft knows of a few who do.
With all the advertising It has had
the North Pole still has to go some to
do popular as a vacation resort,
s? . . -
many a woman would be glad
enough to switch the conversation of
the census man to the age of Ann.
If a paper sack full of apples can
baffle an armed highwayman, apples
must he cheap, no matter how high
ine price. ; v . .
Up to last accounts Roger C. Sulll
an had not been stampeded by Wil
liam Randolph Hearst's magnanimous
offer to fuse.
Putting his very .. flrst. ..question.
"Name of the head of the household?"
will give the census, man inside lnfor-
illation on who rules the roost.
It ia a cheerful age, but we still
need the glow of Mark Twain's haDDv
humor, which ia the selfish side of
publio anxiety for his welfare now.
And the next day after Mr. Roose
velt was mobbed by admiring Buda
pest cltiiens his old friends in Wash
ington were besieged by the women.
It takes more, than a drenching rain
to cool the Hungarian ardor for lib
erty when such an apostle of freedom
Theodore Roosevelt comes to town.
vur amiaoio democratic; contem
porary is preparing to put up within
two years a building to be its sew
home. Good. Let us have another
"pride of two continents."
The State Railway commission's ex
perts have discovered fl.878.77J of
water in the capltalltation of the Lin
coln Tractloa company. For (a! dry
town that U doing pretty well. , , -
The answer of the lords is that "
strong and efficient second chamber Is
bececsary te the welt being of the
tate and the balance of Parliament"
The Commons may grant that and
till have Da argument, left for , the
abolition k-t tt.e pret Houssl of
This is splendid encouragement to
the many agencies combined in the
warfare against the white plague and
it should go far. to stimulate hope and
stamp out the weak belief that the dis
ease cannot be cured, a belief which.
it is refreshing to observe, is steadily
losing ground. Fifteen yeara ago. or
even ten. years ago, men, would have
received a report of such success in
treating tuberculosis with the utmost
incredulity if not sheer ridicule. The
latlon of the rights of other people for
no better purpose than the aggrandize
ment of unscrupulous get-rich-quick
We have too much artificial upset-
ting of the law of supply and demand
in our processes, of business already
and we can hope for no better oppor
tunity of starting back to the legiti
mate basis of honest business ; than
this case affords. Mr. Witfkerthani's
promptness and vigor In taking hol'd
of , this irritating situation gives as
surance of his determination to go the
systematic, organized crusade that hA
been set in motion against tuberculosis 1,mlt wltn thlg Prosecution,
In late years it not only effecting posi
tive cures, but is accomplishing great The People and the Court,
a, . f
resuus or an educational character,! The resolutions adopted by the Ne
teaching the people that the disease is braska State Railway commission sue
within the scope of human aid and gesting to the president that he give
that Its prevalence may be vastly re- no consideration to any lawyer who
duced by proper modes of living. lias been the Tetained or salaried law
What the people needed to know and officer of. a railroad for aonolntment
are learning is that the disease is often to the supreme court vacancy, raises a
superinduced by a laxness in living, lot of delicate questions. It suggests
that may be easily corrected by simple that the battle between the Deonle and
observance of ordinary sanitation, the railroads ia still on and that no
This preventive work, the organiza- lawyer trained in a railroad 'office
tlons back of this crusade, have , con- would rive the people a sauare deal on
ceived to be of the first Importance, the supreme bench. It further sug
Remoylng the causes, of course, will gests that the supposed leaning or
lessen tne itseiihood of tuberculosis, bias of the lawyer before he eoea on
and removing the causes is, after all, the bench cannot be overcome after
m many cases a mere matter of every he assumes the Judicial robes, and
person laning plenty of fresh air and that if there is to be any bias or lean
ing it should be for the people and
against the railroads,
These suggestions are calculated to
strike the popular mind favorably. We
certainly do not want a supreme court,
or any other court, packed with rail
road lawyers, and the same thing
sunshine, proper food and exercise and
obeying natural sanitary laws.
; Railroad Earnings.
The gross earnings, of fifty-three
railroads, with an aggregate mileage of
85,938 miles more than one-third of
all the mileage of the country-show could be said of corporation lawyers
a total gain of $8,796,473 for the ,n general, but still it Is well known
month of March, 1910, over the fig
ures for the Same month In 1909, and
ivvv ngures were on the upturn.
for the total increase that month was
$5,082,456, despite the fact that March
of the year preceding, 1908, showed a
tbat the best legal talent in the coun
try is for the most part engaged in
corporation work. We certainly do
noil want second rate lawyers sitting
on our highest bench.
This leads the Chicago Examiner to
loss of $9,180,000, the result of the ,ns,Bt that tb end desired is not tq
1907 trade congestion. This March In
crease is the largest for any month
since November,' and the most slgnlfl
cant feature of it is that it is a gain
oe gained by putting up the bars
against railroad lawyers aspiring to
Judicial appointment, but that the real
objection is to the life tenure which
in both ratio and amount It renrA. reakes the federal court absolutely ln-
sents an advance over last year of oePenaent 01 na immune to the pres
16.61 per cent.
' Nothing In these figures Justifies the
complaint of hard times which some
railroad magnates are making as an
excuse for raising the general level of
freight rates. It Is true that most of
these fifty-three railroads are in the
agricultural west and south, where al
most universal prosperity prevails, but
since the Industrial east is also meas
urably prosperous there is no reason
to 1 believe that the treneral mmii
would be changed downward by in
cluding some of the lines in that sec
tion.. These railroads do not make a
practice of submitting early reports,
nut me probability is that their fig.
ores will go to swell the total increase.
wniie me soutn is prosperous, the
shipment of cotton on southern roads
tor March were much smaller than last
year, reaching only 65,077 bales, as
against 11J.7S6 balea in 1909. This Is
of interest as showing how, with the
cotton traffic abnormally lovr, as a re
sult of speculation, other trafflo still
kept up. Western grain shipments
were off for much the same reason,
and yet, the general volume of traffic
went on Increasing.
by the blr' packing kings may help
simplify the process ' of prosecution
and aid In getting at the alleged meat
trust, but it cannot surprlso Anyone
who has ever given the least thought
to the subject. The idea that these
Independents were really. Independent
faded out long ago.
Around New York
KlppUe on the Gotten ( X,lf
aa Been ta the Oreet Amertoa
Metropolis from Day te xaf
The inaugural message of Mayor
Trainor of South 'Omaha to the city
council calls for greater" vigilance in
the suppression of "blind plgs." Is
it possible that there have been "blind
pigs" In South Omaha all this time,
without the AntI Saloon league calling
on Governor Shallenberger to remove
the South Omaha Police Commission
ers? Or is the Anti-Saloon league in
Douglaa county organized only to seo
things in Omaha?
The petitions for additional pre
cincts in the Twelfth ward emphasize
the fact that Omaha's population has
been redistributed since the existing
ward and precinct boundaries were es
tablished and instead of having ap
proximately equal" voting population
some precincts have now from two to
three times as .many as others. It Is
only a question of time when thn
whole arrangement will have to be re
Congressman Hitchcock's World-
Herald is Just now engaged in the
delicate and difficult task of encourag
Ing Hastings, Kearney and Grand Is
land In their efforts to secure capital
removal, and at the same time of as
suringa Lincoln that It has no sympa
thy whatever with the proposal.
Having spent five months studying
economic and sociological conditions
la South America, Mr. Bryan returns
to the United States with the expert
advice that the chances of the demo
cratlc party are always good.
Seeing Ilallry'a Show.
The mnn who gets up to see the comet
Js too eleepy to appreciate It. . The man
who Bits up to aee the comet sees two. So
there you are. . ., ,.r
Pat 'Esn All Out.
The Nebraska Railroad' commission calls
on the president to ap'p'olfit to the supreme
court vacancy "no lawyer who has been
railroad attorney." Would it not be
fully as relative to the" prevailing: issue
to exclude also lawyers who have been
attorneys for any trust? Jn which cai
the president might have to g-o to the law
schools for hla supreme court Judges,
A Leajral Vindication.
A Chicago lawyer has collected a fee
of 5,000 for advising a Woman that her
marriage to an old and dying man of
wealth would be legal. . This fee is evi
dently based upon the amount of prop
erty In dispute rather than upon the
mount of the service.! But as the law
yer In this case sued -for. tSG.OOO. and got
an award of only ronf-eeveuth - of that
amount, it may be asaumed that the ethic
of the legal profession ave, been more or
less vindicated. . .. .. .
ABOLISHING PERSONAL f AX.
Ineaamllty of Assessment Recognised
In Several States.
New York, alarmed by the fact thatPenn-
sylvanla is making more rapid manufac
turing growth than it Is, has taken steps
to rid Itself of the antiquated, unfair nd
illegal personal tax. Bills have been Intro
duced in the legislature bbollBhing the per
sonal tax In New York City and relieving
householders and farmers throughout the
state of the burden. - '
A committee of the Merchants' Assocla
Hon of New York, after careful study, re
ports that the personal tax baa driven
many . manufacturers out of .the olty to
Pennsylvania, where tfcetax does not exist.
It has disorganised the blty's finances and
urt its credit by forcing it to carry $30,-
000,000 of uncollectible personal tax on the
rolls. It cannot be fairly levied, because
it la so easy for the rich and so difficult
for the poor to dodge it. Widows and
orphans, whose resources are a matter of
record in probate courts, have to pay the
full limit. The very fact that the tax
is unequal and unjust causes many other
wise honest men to dodge It with no com
punctions of conscience. The New York
personal tax Is held responsible by the
committee for much of the growth of manu
facturing Interests lu New Jersey nd Penn
New York's experience Is not exceptional.
The personal tax has been abandoned - by
all European countries, by the provinces
of Canada, by Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Maryland and soma either states. States
like Minnesota that retain the tax find In
creasing difficulty In collecting IL Asses
sors differ In their methods of enforcing
the tax, some going by the letter of the
law and others letting U go by default.
The Indictment, against the personal tax
that It brings about great Inequalities
In taxation, absurd methods of assessment.
lowering of the moral standards of the
community, and frequently a disorganisa
tion of publio finance with resulting lower
ing of publio credit .
sure of public opinion. It digs up the
old plan of Thomas Jefferson to make
the supreme Judges' terms for six
years and subject to confirmation by
a majority of the members of both
houses of congress, for the express
purpose of making the court amenable
to the popular will all of which is In
teresting, but hardly pertinent any
move than oft-repeated Mr. Bryan's
demand that all federal Judges be
What the people want on the su
preme bench Is the very best legal
ability to be found no lowering of
standards no forfeiture of the con
fidence in its Integrity and probity,
which the court has enjoyed for more
than a hundred years.
The water supplied by the water
company in Omaha must be pure, de
clares the city council. But what is
pure water? , Can the city council pre
scribe a standard for the water com
pany without being held to the same
standard when the city gets possession
of the water works?
Comparisons of earnings tot s'x
The confession of a so-called "Inde
pendent" packer that his and other
similar plants are owned or controlled
Our Birthday Book
The spring habit Is a most oommendablt
trait so long as It Is held -down to the pos
ition of servant. Once It become manter
of the Individual, expectant heirs set up
and nole their increasing assets. The
miserly saver stinting himself for the grati
fication of his kin Is the sum and sub
stance of the career of Charles Ferdinand
Hoffman, a clerk In a Wall street broker's
office, who died about a year ago. Ills
heirs are now dividing a fortune of $3,000,
000. Hoffman had the reputation among hla
business associates and his acquaintances
In the old-fashioned Brooklyn boarding
house where he lived of never spending a
dollar recklessly or in pursuit of pleasure.
For twenty years he used the South ferry
to and from his office, thus getting to
Manhattan for the small sum of 1 cent
day. Ills death was Indirectly due. It was
said by a close business friend, to the Jn
oreased price of crossing the Kast river for
he decided to walk over the Brooklyn
bridge In preference to paying the addl
tlonal cent charged during the rush hour,
He caught cold when facing the winds one
encounters on that structure In early spring
and after a short illness died.
The career of this man, who made $3,000,
000 ko quietly, cannot be compared wHh
that of any other Wall street man. for
ho was original. Ills one motto was "Boon
omy." He was an efficient clerk, and even
though 72 years old when he died, he con
tlnued to hold the position of head of th
foreign department of Brown Bros. His
knowledge of securities and of stocks was
astounding, and it Is still said in the ot
flees he was associated with for fifty-five
yeara that he never 'made a mistake. He
carefully invested his money in railroad
stocks and in United States Steel, for h
readily saw that the age of steel had ar
rived, and he who got in on the ground
floor would become a millionaire. His
wealth then increased with great rapidity,
but he remained content with his office-
boy mode of life, remaining Indoors even
on a Sunday to save money, and having for
hla literature the financial reports he would
bring from his offlee.-
The spirit of the wild west and of the
lariat stunts pulled off by "Mayor Jim'
during the raid of the "home folks," nearly
four years ago, occasionally breaks out In
some New York youngsters. One Clarence
Young, whose surname fits his age, es
sayed the lariat act on an automobile, caus
ing a reduction of his conceit and an ab
normal swelling of the head, plus bandage,
Among his chums he is known as Clarence
the Cowboy, In striving to live up to the
nickname, Clarence sallied forth, one day
last week to rope 'em In. Ills trusty rlata
was fastened to his belt; he swung the colls
lnrlly. Along sped the auto of Henry
Townsend of the Cumberland Glass com
pany. "VChoopee-ee!" yelled Clarence and
out shot the rope like a snake uncoiling.
A fine throw. Indeed. The loop dropped
and tightened about one of the front lamps,
But the auto had about l.OOO-bull power,
Clarence was yanked off his feet and
dragged thirty yards before Townsend rea
lized what the trouble was and stopped
the car. Clarence was bedraggled when
they picked him up, but a doctor, who
sounded him carefully, decided there was
nothing seriously wrong. Only a battered
head and a pair of black eyes.
A New York man who keeps late hours
had a queer adventure a few nights ago, In
telling which ho says: "The Joke might
have been a tragedy." He lives in a house
which is one of a number exactly alike In
apperance, and when he unlocked the front
door at 1 a. m. he had no ldaa that he was
entering the home of his next door neigh
bor. The hall was dark an unusual oc
currenoe, as he remembered later and "my
hat fell to the floor," he said, "because
there was no hook where I thought there
was one. I left It there and started up
stairs. On the first landing I heard a baby
ory, and, as there never was a baby in our
family, I came to and started back. I was
In such a hurry to get out that I left my
hat on the floor where It had fallen and
where next day it was evidence against mo.
How many mora houses I can get Into
with that key I don't know, but I do know
that the look on, my door was changed
before noon the noxt day."
The four-wheel wagon has been the pre
vailing type of vehlole for so long that the
recent Introduction of a wagon with six
wheels ia proving a matter ef considerable
Interest to . those who see it. The six
wheeel wagon, which has been adopted
in New York Is an automobile truck for
carrying coal. It is replacing the big
three-horse iron truck hitherto used for
large orders. The automobile truck will
deliver four times the quantity of coal In
a day and neither icy tracts nor hot weather
New York householders, according to the
department of street cleaning, throw away
each year 071,000 tons of perfectly good
ruei, which, If properly utlllred, would
mean a considerable reduction In the Item
of the higher cost of living. The experts
have prepared a statement for housewives
describing how it is possible by sifting the
reruse of kitchen ranges and ordinary
heaters to recover the unconsumed coal
which has W per cent of the heating value
of fresh coal.
April BO. 1810,
Panlel C. French, the noted sculptor, waa
born April 20, liflO at Ezete N. H. He baa
Just been given the commissi on to execute
the statue of Lincoln which la to be put
up at our state capital. .
Moat Rev. John M. Farley, archbishop of
New Tork. waa born April , 18U. in Ire
land. U succeeded Archbishop Corrlgan,
and haa written a life of Cardinal Mo-
John Paul Breen, attomey-at-law, la M.
w dot ax jjocKpon, m., ana was
the republican candidate for mayor at the
last Omaha city election.
B. E. B. Kenredy, tone of Omaha's Plo-
neera, waa born April , 1327, at Bolton, Vt.,
and Is therefore celebrating his 83d birth
day. Mr. Kennedy Is a lawyer by profes
sion, but haa been retired for several yeara.
Edward A. Dow, with the O'Keefe Real
Estate company,' with office la the New
York Ufa building, la II yeara old today.
He waa born in Fort Dodge. Ia., and haa
been in the Insurance and real estate
busdnesa for ten yeara '
N. H. Wheeler of Tekamah, Neb., la TB
ytara old today, and is probably th oldest
active agent of Th Bee In Nebraska. Mr.
Wheeler waa born on a farm and waaa edu
cated at OMieva Hall academy and Antloch
college during Horace Mann'a presidency.
He settled In Tekamah in and In 1S
established the Wheeler Bouk store, which
b now owua.
Rnnaor Mosgerisg la Waahtnrton.
Soma Washington wiseacres are evidently
determined that the prealdent shall
get a new cabinet They are retiring the
present members one by one, and for
strangely discordant reasona There is
said to be much dissatisfaction with the
president himself, because be is not
muoh of a free trader aa was expected.
einoe ne cannot be retired, it baa been
decided that the secretary of the treas
ury must go because be la not aa much ot
a free trad eras waa expected. Blnce he
cannot be retired. It ahs been decided that
the secretary of the treasury must go
because be la a free trader only dis
guised. Borne of the cabinet officers
have too much to do with politics
and other not enough. Some are
too radical and some too conservative.
The moat Interesting part of all these ex
pected resignations t that neither th
president nor any one ef the member
of the cabinet appears to know anything
Somebody has sent th Rile road 11.000 as
conscience money. Perhaps the shad of
Jim Fiske Is suffering rr morse.
Samuel A. Cook, ex-congressman from
the nixth Wisconsin district, be an
nounced himself a candidate for th l'nltd
States senate to succeed Henator La Fol
Senator Dick will b the only candidate
for United States senator whose nam wtil
appear on the Ohio republican primary bal
lots May 17. The signers to the petition
A police court lawyer rises to auk what
it cost to keep a bsby four months old.
He would like an Itemised statement. It
costs all the way from nothing at all to
several thousand dollar per annum..
For the first time In th history of the
famous Rockefeller Bible class, John D.,
Jr., has been voted against for vice presi
dent. He has been unanimously elocted
heretofore, against a ticket of opposition
appointed by himself. But this time 11
votes were recorded against him.
Edwin Hawlry. who has bouaht mom
railroads than haa anyon else since til
panic, and is sometimes talked of as th
new Harrlman, has a curious habit ot re
pose In his office when the day's work is
done. The few people who aee him then
see him sitting on the floor, like a Turk, or
tailor fashion, with legs crossed, back
against the wall and arms around both
legs below the knees.
A Swiss Portia, Frauleln Bruatlein, the
first Swls - woman barrister, won a great
success at me Zurich tribunal by her elo
quent defense. Her client was Mm
Louise wyss. a gatekeeper at a level
crossing of the Federal railway, who was
cnargea with manslaughter for neglecting
to close th gat during the passage of
the Zurlch-Olton express, which killed a
Swiss boy who had wandered on to the
Free shoes are to be provided for hook
""" suuerer. on the theory that the
paraalt gains an entrance through h
soie ot the foot. It is believed bv manv
uoroers ana other learned men that bald
ness Is caused by a parasite which gains
an entrano through the scalp when men
oarelessly go about bareheaded. The time
is here for the starting of a nhllanthronlo
ii laotory., Extreme measures are re
quired to meet extreme cases. ' ' '
Kronfmo this law.
r.oera-rti Predlair Ai
Window Ulaaa Trnat.
Boston Herald. . .
Th Window Ulasa trust takes It turn
after. the Botboard trust and the Sugar
trust, the transatlantic pool and other In
standing before the-bar to answer for
violations of the. law. There is less blow.
Ing of trumrets and beating of drums than
formerly, but the federal power la consist- '
tntly enforcing the law against all offend- '
rs and wtlh notable success. x Conspirators
against th law are discovering that th
watchdogs of th administration having
Charge over the equality of public service
and the right of competitive business
undertaking can bit aa wall as growL
and the wiser ones ar aeeklng a new nath
of business Which Will not cause them to
transgress on th property rights of other
cltlsens. President Taft and his "corpora
tion lawyer" attorney general have not
submitted their final report to the peopl.
When it Is ready it will stand comparison -With
that of any predecessors "who may
have found publicity and agitation an es- '
tentlal to their programs.
HOUSEWIVES AND TUB CEIVSr. .
Vncle Sam's Claalf lral V4
tended to Be Offensive.
The Central Kentucky Women's, club
ar protesting to Uncle Sam against the or-
aer to census takers to Include housewives
In the classification of those having no oc
cupation. Th Kentucky club women think
the word "housewife" should be Inserted In
the census blanks. A Chicago woman haft
suggested that the term "homekeeper'
should be used.'
The situation is rather a peculiar' one,
A Housewife- or a homekeeper cannot well
bo an Idler'and it Is somewhat absurd to
think of the average housewife as having
no occupation. Primarily occupation Is
defined a ."that which principally takes
up one s time, thought and energies.', There
s no question that housekeeping make
large drafts on time, thought and enerav.
There Is no -disputing the Jact that the
woman who looks after the details of her
domestic affairs 1 a busy Individual "from
early morn till dewy ve"-and then some.
" worn is irom sun to sun.". . runs
the old couplet, "but woman's work 'is
never done." There is more truth than
poetry n this oftquoted saying:
Our benevolent Uncle Samuel does not
mean to be offensive In 'classifying the
housewives as persons of no occupation.
He Is simply trying to make a distinction
between those who follow what he is
pleased to term a "gainful occupation" arid
those who do not. In seeking to 'gather
statistics along this line h distinguishes
between paid housekeepers and women who
keep house for their famine's or themselves.
or who assist in household duties without
specif io remuneration; likewise, between
those who, in addition to their housekeep
ing, do other work for wages and those
who confine the sphere of their activities
to the home.
CHEERY CHAFF. - '
I know It's ridiculous tor m a h.j..
my face so thickly," said the dashing bm-
hette, "but my parent named me Pearl
and I've got to live tin to tha nima
"Why did Mr. D Rich railroad hor
new maid oT" ...
"I think It waa because in consequence,
of the maid's careless wav of dressing her '
hair, she had an accident with a misplaced
Switch." Baltimore American.
"Pa, what Is a braggartT"
"He's a man, my son, who Is not afraid
to express hie real opinion of himself."- U
Boston Transcript. r
Actor Congratulate me, old man. Thcv
have named a W-cent clgnr after me..
Criticus Well, I hope it win draw better
than you do. Chicago News.
"Is It tha latest thing In oars?" ..
"I guess so; it ha never gotten me any
where on time yet." Houston Post.
i."Ii,,vJ."!! y t0 w,nd UD bis affairs when
"Didn't h leave much?" '
"Only an old ulivAr v,iih .
Knlcker There is gas in the comet's tall.
Bocker Then we will nmhihiu nj 1,
our bills while we are passing through It.-
History . repeats Itself
Seven cities nnlsllv ntalmA v.- .u.
birthplace of tha -reatt nt rir k..4.
Now ten thousand fan hoarsely applaud
a "homer. "-Cleveland Plain Dealer. -
What I want." akM ih v.. ... .
looking for a home, "Is a place with a flno
"Well," replied the r al estate aeni.
1 ve got what you want. But It'll cost
you several thousand dollars extra."
!!XSU.''. ,h vlew a" right r
'Jsuldn't be better. By cllmblinr on the
i.,of.fou cun 8 tne base ball games."
A REVISED VERSION.
Author In Life.
Oh, Mary had a little
The fluff exterior was whit and kinked in
On each occasion when the lass wa seen
perambulating, ' . -The
little quadruped likewise was there a
One day H did accompany her to the knowl
edge dlSDensarV. .
Which to every rule and precedent was
Immediately wnereupon the pedagogue au-
Exasperated, did eject the' lamb ; from - th
Then Mry, on beholding such performance
Suffused her eyes with saline drops from
glands called lachrvmarv.
And all the pupils grew thereat tumiil.
tuoualr hilarious. .
And speculated on the case with wild con-
"What makes the lamb love Mary so?" th '
scholars asked the teaohar.
He paused a moment, then he tried to
diagnose the creature.
'Oh pecus amorum Mary habit omnia tem
porum." 'Thanks, ' teacher, ' dear," the scholars
orted, and awe crept darkly o'er 'em.
Lydia EPfokham's Vegetable Compound? .We can
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Srrwlif ts Jnalelal Field.
New York Sun.
Th latest orael from th Nebraska cav.
era ha thrown a misery Into th Washing
ton democracy. By th am token lb
Political oudens of th capital ar torn by
contending emotions and are now asking
themaelva whether they will rally te th
standard of common sense r rvrt to th
tawdry standard of th harping troubadour.
This, however, Is democracy la It latter
day revelation. Like ''jia steppln' high,"
It Is their usual way. We quite expect to
see the democratic party walking straight
Into th melodious trap arranged by tha
Nebraska Jungler. They wouldn't be "dem
ocrats" In the modern urn If tb-y did any.
thing else. W still hop, but th emotion
Is auiuewhat lauguld. f
Women who are suffering with some form of female
illness should consider this.
As such evidence read these two tMisolicited testimonial
letters. We guarantee they are genuine and honest state
ments of facts. .
Cresson, Pa." Five years ajro I bad bad fall, and hnrt
myself Inwardly. I was) under a doctor's care for nine week,
and when I stopped I grew worse again. I sent for a bottle of
Lydla E. Plnkhant's Vegetable Compound, took It as directed,
and now I am a stout, hearty woman. Airs. Ella 13. Alkey,
Cresson, Pa. . . , "
Balrd, Wash. "A year ttgro I was nick with kidney and
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I was advised by friends to take Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable
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Vaird, Wash. ;
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'of miserable feelings and which ordinary practice does not
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r Mrs. Pinkham in rites all sick women
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