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to belur m tola Slat day of Maxell.
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mailed t them. .- Aiaros will fc
changed a oftea aa reuacated.
The tinklndest cut of all was that
Mr. Bryan's dog had forgotten him. ,
Hogs, they tell us, have taken a
tumblo, but we have not heard them
Now comes the incredible report
that "Roosevelt had a quiet Sunday
The old experiment of lighting a
match to hunt up a gas leak has been
tried again. It still works.
The size of some women's hats is
enough to make a man forget all
about the peril of a hatpin.
Perhaps Governor Shallenberger
had his fingers crossed when he was
talking to that Texas reporter.
It would be awful if the governor
should find that the poet, he pardoned
was only a fellow who wrote rhyme
Cat Nelson's assertion that he is as
much of a gentleman as any man will
not generally be debated in Bat's
San Francisco papers are trying to
snub the Jeffries-Johnson fight. They
re only giving it three columns a day
Now that we have been assured the
comet will not end the world, we
might resume our plans and proceed
Dispatches indicate that England's
rubber boom is stretching, the price
of the raw material having more than
doubled In a year.
The consolation is a little bit cold,
but the thrifty housewife will not have
to cook herself over a hot stove next
summer putting up fruit.
The peerless leader has been or
dained an elder in the Presbyterian
church, and in the meantime hla sena
torial boom grows apace.
Strange that Mr". Bryan is unable to
prevent his friends from urging him
for the senate, or has he yet found
cut about those petitions?
Still, there is time enough to go Into
mourning over those lost crops. Old
Sol usually gets in some good licks
alter the rain has done its part.
While taking to the woods AUrleh may
Itart a lumber trust. Atlanta Const It u
What is the matter with the one we
Having been assured for the umpty
irapth time that the world is in no
Sanger of Halley'g comet, mankind
ran now resume Its wonted task of
cussing the weather man.
Why it should be necessary to make
the announcement that Roosevelt will
not go back on Taft la puszling. The
records of both men are clearly
against any such possibility.
Mayor Seldel of Milwaukee has
started out well by declining a Chau
tauqua offer, which is more than cer
tain other Wisconsin notables have
As a matter of fact those demo
cratic well-wishers or the republican
party aro completely disconcerted over
the announced retirement of Aldrlch
and Hale and the reduction of Can
Congressman Longworth. hit the
nail aqnarely on the head when he
said that the time of adjournment Is
unimportant to congress as compared
with the redemption of every pledge
made to the people and the fulfillment
of the entire Taft program. The coun
try cares little whether congress ad
journs In June or July, but it cares
much what congress does before it ad
journs. The people must want the Taft pro
gram carried out or they would not
have said so when that program was
submitted to them In 1908, and the
fact that republican leaders on the
floor of both houses of congress are
taking the position of Mr. Longworth
will doubtless sustain public confi
dence against the democratic cam
paign which has set In a little early
this year especially when the repub
licans have made good so many of
their pledges already.
The republican party cannot, as the
Ohio congressman pointed out, afford
to hare its good faith questioned at
this time. While there is no occasion
for flying the danger flag, there is
every reason for sober rautioug action,
for the party is coming up to a con
test in the fall elections which not
only involves the continuance of its
majority in congress, but it may in
volve the integrity of. tho party. Of
course, sentiment plajs a part In every
election and it is a difficult factor to
meet with argument, but if the repub
Hcans go into this campaign with the
consciousness of duty done, so that
they may be able to point to their
pledges before election and to their re
demption after, they will have nothing
An honest analysis of what has been
accomplished since Mr. Taft and con
gress went into power, March 4, 1909,
can reveal nothing but a clean slate
of public service, and it is this fact
and nothing else that is disturbing the
democrats, who pretend to be deriving
great comfort from other sources. The
party has kept the faith and all it has
to do now is to Keep its head and not
to become stampeded.
Railroads Reaching Out.
Some of the railroads are not will
ing to wait until they can raise their
freight rates to get money for ' im
provements. The Baltimore & Ohio is
proceeding with plans for the ex
penditure of $35,000,000 without
reference to freight rates, and the
Santa Fe has reached into its pocket
and brought out $31,000,000 to invest
Here is $66,000,000 to be spent by
two railroads for repairing and ex
tending lines. The work is made
necessary partially because the prop
erties have suffered from wear and
tear and partially to afford greater
facilities to meet future traffic. Traf
fic has been increasing in this country
by wonderful bounds and will' go on
so increasing, but Mr. Hill recently
said that railroads could not afford to
continue these enormous expenditures
without the compensation of higher
freight rate. Some commodity rates
have gone up, but as yet there has
been no general advance and before
one is brought about it probably will
meet with stubborn resistance, for the
public is not yet convinced of the
necessity for such a move, nor does
the action of the Baltimore & Ohio
and Santa Fe tend to convince it any
more than the report of Mr. Hill's
three leading roads declaring 8 per
This government should not pursue
a narrow-gauged policy toward rail
road management or development and
it has not done so, but in the present
economic conditions there is nothing
so overpowering in its argumentative
force as to make the people believe
that a flat raise in freight rates is
necessary or would be fair.
Enforcing Criminal Law.
Samuel Untermyer, one of the lead
ing corporation lawyers of New York,
denounced trusts and monopolies as
"worse than the robber barons of old
in an address on "Evils and Remedies
in the Administration of the Criminal
Law" before the American Academy
of Political and Social Science in Phil
adelphia. He also derided the con
stitution as "That great document of
compromises," and Insisted on vital
changes In It. He made charges and
admissions which the Samuel Unter
myer who pleads for the large cor
porations before a court of Justice
would not make.
Mr. Untermyer wants the fourth
amendment to the federal constitution
repealed. It reads: '--
Th right of th pepple to be secure in
their persona, houses, papers and effects
against unreasonable searches and sets
urea shall not be violated, and no warrant
shall Issue but upon procurable cause
supported-vby oith or affirmation and par
ticularly describing the place to be
starched and th person or things to be
He also wants repealed the fifth
amendment, which reads:
iso person snail oe compelled in any
criminal caae to be a witness against him
These demands will be considered
revolutionary by some and their pro
posal by a man who defends large in
terestg for large fees will provoke
much comment. It must be admitted
that If those amendments were re
pealed, men who strain legal points
and scull arguments along devious
routes of technical hair-splitting in
order to save their clients would .have
harder tasks before them, and bo we
must applaud the courage of Mr.
But Mr. Untermyer forces the ques
tion,' "Is it the law or the lawyer?"
And be probably would bo the first to
deny tb,at tho prodigious skill of a
learned lawyer in distorting the law.
in stretching it beyond the point of its
real meaning, or actual purport, ever
saved any violator of the law from its
There should be no other excuse
for a criminal trial than the facts, and
if they convict a man he should be
punished and if they fall to convict him
he should be acquitted, and no amount
of skill or learning or money should
be permitted to change the result.
Splitting the Fees.
Members of the medical profession
hereabouts, as well as throughout the
country, are 'endeavoring to devise
ways and means to put an end to the
practice of splitting fees between
physicians and surgeons. The split
ting of fee's is coming more and more
to be regarded as a species of graft,
and its objectionable and vicious
features are calling for severe con
demnation. If a physician sends a
patient to a surgeon or to a specialist
and then claims a percentage out of
the final bill, it means one of two
things either the patient is mulcted
excessively or the surgeon or specialist
Is buying his patronage on a market
where the biggest percentage will com
mand the business.
Of course, this split fee business is
not new in the medical profession, as
a similar practice of dividing has pre
vailed at times between the physician
and the druggist, the physician and
the hospital, and even the physician
and the undertaker. But with the re
flnement of the profession these coarse
forms have been tabooed and dls
carded, bo that the split-up survives
principally only between the physician
and the surgeon or specialist. It goes
without saying that the general public
will be heartily in sympathy with any
reform that will stop graft, either prl
vate or public, and will wish the med
ical reformers every success.
This split fee game, however, is not
played alone by the medical men, but
also by practitioners in other pro
fessional fields. The lawyer who
sends a client to another lawyer In an
other city, or in the same city, fre
quently demands a "divvy." This is
the regular procedure in collection
cases and more or less regular in other
kinds of litigation. The lawyer, how
ever, does not ordinarily let a client
get away from him if he can help it,
preferring to keep the. emoluments all
to himself, which doubtless explains
why more lawyers' fees are not split.
The minister of the gospel is sup
posed to be only occasionally sub
jected to pressure for a hand-out, pre
sumably because he Is constantly the
recipient of favors, and too often
treated as a subject of charity. With
him it is usually a mere matter of rec
iprocity, the minister recommending
the physician who treats his. own fam
ily for nothing, and the lawyer who
does his law business without charge,
end so on down the line.' If such an
exchange were an even exchange no
one would be hurt, but if one party
gets the best of it, or if both get the
betfi of it at the expense of a third
party, the measure of graft Is only one
So if the "medics" succeed in either
suppressing or only repressing the
split fee evil, and set an example for
its victims in other professions as well,
they will be entitled to a' credit mark,
if nothing more substantial.
The Fight for Health.
One of the most, hopeful signs is the
persistence with which the fight
against disease is being carried on.
This is due above all other reasons to
the fact that in the army battling for
health are enlisted Intelligent men
and women, well trained and deter
mined to push the warfare. It is
scientific as well as sentimental, and
the union of thinkers and workers
who are backing the movement means
that only good can be accomplished.
These people have not undertaken to
work miracles, nor do they propose to
accomplish the impossible. What
they have set about doing is to spread
the enlightenment of modern knowl
edge among those who most need It
and to educate the great masses to the
point where the great white plague
will be no more, because each Indi
vidual will understand what is neces
sary in order to avoid the onslaught of
The remedy is simple and certain.
The work of spreading the Information
is definite and exact and the result
can only be success. The workers
have made much progress, but are not
looking back to see how far they have
come. They know the goal is still
ahead of them and are pressing stead
The voluminous report by a govern
ment expert has merely served to con
firm what was well known to the citi
zens of Omaha that bo long as water
is pumped from the ' Missouri river
danger of contamination exists. The
expert advises that as soon as possible
the Intakes must be changed and that
better means for purification must be
provided. The only real service ap
parent as the result of this official visit
is, perhaps, it will serve to prepare
Omaha people for the additional bond
issue that will be necessary in the
event the city ultimately comes into
possession of the water plant.
Governor Patterson turns from par
donlng his friend, the murderer of
former Senator Carmack,' and an
nouncea his candidacy for re-election
Now is your chance, Tennessee.
If Governor Shallenberger should
finally determine to go to Texas it la
likely that Some of his former friends
could possibly support the loss. In
fact, it has been suggested by one or
two of them thnt the governor might
go to that other place which Is said to
be next to Texas In high temperature,
If that Lincoln banker will come to
Omaha and put up a $300,000 build
ing we will let him stretch a banner
both ways across the sidewalk, and he
doesn't need to limit himself to $300,
000. If he wants to go higher the
town can stand it.
The Baltimore Sun puts a very
personal question up to Lord Kitch
ener, who found New York's fair ones
so charming he all but succumbed,
asking, "Was he afraid to come to Bal
timore?" The Detroit Fr Press suggests
that if your wife is a suffragette hiss
her biscuits and see how she likes it.
Those are the very biscuits you'd bet
ter not hiss.
Dehnrnlnar the Italia.
The cotton bulls are said to be disturbed
over the idea of a probe. Perhaps thoy
think it will prevent them from longer
pulling wool over the consumers' eye.
Cheer I'pt There Are Other.
Bryan won't run for the senate; Aldrlch
won't; Halo won't. And now Governor
Marshall of Indiana, who hasn't been
asked, says he won't. But there are others
who will; so cheer up.
Mantles to the Miurnm,
Sioux City Tribune.
The shedding of mantles by Aldrlch and
Hale docs not alarm Iolllver or hla asso
rlate Insurgents. To the anxious query
of someone who thinka that government
cannot go on unless someone puts on and
wears these falling mantles, he replies that
the mantles will go to the national museum
In the Smithsonian Institute and be put
among the other relics of days that are
One Black Sheep In the Flock.
St Louis Republic.
In connection with the defalcation of
Captain Oberlln M. Carter It ought to be
remembered that his case Is unique in the
history of the corps pf engineers. Scores of
millions have passed through the hands of
the engineer officers; this Is the sole in
stance of even a change of malfeasance.
The level of Integrity of the engineers
shows no fluctuation; Carter's misdoing
was a Iusub naturae.
Voltore on Liberia' Border.
The civilized negroes of Liberia bitterly
complain that the vultures of the neighbor
ing colonies of England and France are
spreading their wIiiks to pounce down upon
the Ill-starred republic. They therefore
call loudly for the help of the mother coun
try, one of whose presidents gave his name
to Its capital of Munrovla. The question
Is whether anything of real -value can be
done to save the republic from its fall.
Between the whites, in whose hands is the
whole trade of tha coast, and the 1,000,000
odd savages the 13,000 civilized negroes are
threatened with extinction.
Jl STIFlAIJLIi ANIETV.
Protest Airalnat Appointing Railroad
Law yer, to , the Bench.
. St. , Jiwieyh a Ne ws-Prees.
The question, of, who shall succeed Jus
tlco Brewer un W?e United States supreme
bench is of much concern to the Nebraska
State Railroad commission, according to ad
vices from Lincoln,) The commission would
Impress on the mind of President Taft the
necessity of appointing to this high office
isomeone whose, mind has not been formed
In- the "employ of corporations. A member
of the commission has given It out that,
while there Is no -disposition to reflect on
anyone's honesty. It is nevertheless a fact
that a jurist schooled In the office of a
corporation lawyer thinks In certain fixed
channels. "Unconsciously," says the com
mission, "he looks at every ca.se that cornea
before him from the angle of the "vested
Interests.' He can't help it. He thinks
he Is being eminently fair to both parties
In controversy, whereas as a matter of
fact, he In biased in favor of organized
capital, and against the people."
Unquestionably there Is much In the point
made by the Nebraska commission. But
this Is only one of several of the pitfalls
by which modern Institutions tend to be
tray the Jurist from the straight and nar
row path of the Ideal Judge. A bill was In
troduced In the Indiana legislature three
years ago making It unlawful for cam
paign committees to levy asse.-wments on
candidates for judicial positions, and for
such candidates to pay them. The bill was
defeated, but Its wisdom Is obvious. Under
an elective Judiciary system our Judges are
necessarily Involved to some extent in
politics. They favor, and often find It diffi
cult to avoid Incurring obligations which
they cannot, conairitently with their of
ficial duties, perform. The surprising thlnT
Is that our judges rhould, aa a rule, show
such complete Independence as they do
The judge who Is to be elected should be
spared the necessity of Incurring political
debts, and In the Judge who is to be ap
pointed disinterested openmlndedness ahould
b' esteemed th prime qualification.
Our Birthday Book
April 86, 1910.
David Henderson, theatrical manager.
was born April 26, 1863, at Edinburgh. He
has put on the road a great many of the
most popular extravaganzas. Including the
famous "1492," during the Chicago World's
Henry T. Clark, pioneer waterway
boomer and retired capitalist, was born
April 28, 1834, at Greenwich, N. T. Mr.
Clarke built one of the first bridges across
tha Platte, donated the ground on which
Bellevue college la loacted, helped organise
the Board of Trad and the Commercial
club and haa been a delegate to all aorta of
Industrial and commercial congresses.
Fred W. .Heron, general agent of the
Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance company of
Philadelphia, offlclng In The Bee building.
la 37. He la a native of Mollne, 111., and
Ima been with hla present company In
varloua positions continually since 1902.
William A. Aycrlgg, consulting engineer,
with offices in Th Be building, waa born
April 26. 1M9, at Passaic, N. J. He la
gradual civil engineer from Kenselaer
Polytechnic institute at Troy, and haa
had wide experience as a railway engineer
and bridge builder. He also aerved for a
brief period aa city engineer for Omaha.
E. E. Muffltt, secretary of H. J. Pen
fold company, dealers in aurglcal Instru
ments and physicians' auppllea, is 44. He
waa with lit Qoodman Drug company
from 1SK6 to 1891, and from that data with
the present establishment, first under th
name of Aloe & Penfold and later aa at
Matter of Interest On and Back
of th Tiring 1.1b Olaancd from
th Army and Kavy Bgitr.
Peveral officer have been relieved from
college duty and no successor have been
deslnnated. This la a step In the direction
which hus been found necessary of reduc
ing the number of officers on detached
duly. The failure of congress to enact the
so-called extra officers' bill or to make
any provision for officers who sre nerving
on very useful duty which requires their
absence from their line commands, compel
the War department to withdraw some of
the officers who are acting as professors of
military science at universities. It Is 1m
pcssible, of course, to recall many of these
officers, as the demand for their service
The War department Is arranging to have
the regular army reprtpented as generously
as possible In some five military tourna
ments to occur at an ninny places during
the present year. As 1s usual under such
circumstances, the troops In tho neighbor
hood of those events will be designated
for participation. There has been at vari
ous times the suggestion that the army be
excused from taking part In these tourna
ments. The point has been occasionally
raised that they are more, or less of a
commercial character, and it has been
printed out by some critics that the army
should not be employed In theso forms
of activity, especially In a year when there
Is much marching to be done and consider
able work In connection with the Joint
army and militia encampments. On the
other hand, the military authorities have
found themselves confronted with the Im
portunity of Influential business people
backed by the support of representatives
and senators who have argued that ttle
army gains In friends by these exhibitions
while the people of the country have an
opportunity to see for themselves what
the military establishment Is doing anl
what the defenders of their country ars
capable of. The tournaments of 1D10 will
include those at Nashville In .Tune, at
Chicago July 4 to 13, at Des Moines and
at Tacoma in the last week In July and
at Omaha Immediately following the Pes
The preliminary examination of candi
dates for the army medical corps, begln
nli g on April 11, ut.der ono board con
vened In Washington and another board at
Fort Sheridan, 111., applied to six candi
dates at the former place and two at .the
latter. There are now twenty-two pro
visionally qualified candidates who will be
appointed first lieutenants In the army
medical reserve corps and enter the next
class at the army medical school In Octo
ber, by which time It Is expected there will
be at least thirty more candidates. The
present class at the school completes Its
course on May 1, when the examinations
commence for the purpose of determining
the relative standing of the graduates on
the list of the officers of the regular medi
cal corps. The graduating exercises will
take place on May 31. on which occasion
Prof. Victor C. Vaughan of Ann Arbor
will deliver the principal address. The
medical officers, who visited New York
and Philadelphia for the purpose of croat
lng interest In the army medical corps
among eligible medical graduates, have met
with much success and there are indica
tions of a number of candidates from those
cities for the examinations occurring before
tho beginning of the next course at the
army medical school.
An unusual question has been raised by
the auditor for the War department In
the matter- of one day's pay In the cane
of army offloers advanced In rank. It has
been the practice for years, with no hint
of suspicion of Its Illegality or irregu
larity, to begin the pay of an army of
ficer with the day upon which he la ad
vanced. It happens, however, that the
officer In whose place he is promoted by
virtue of retirement, for Instance also re
ceives that day'a pay for the same grade
and office. It Is maintained that the In
creased pay due to promotion should bogln
on the day following that on which the
vacancy Is created. The comptroller has
this question under advlBement. There are
Indications that It will be held that two
officers cannot draw the pay of the same,
position for the same day.. The situation
does not Involve a large amount of money,
In any event, and concerns comparatively
few officers. It ia not likely that the
decision of the comptroller will be retro
active. It will at best amount to a new
rule to be followed hereafter and specify
ing that an officer promoted, vice one
retired, will receive his Increase of pay
due to advancement on the day following
the retirement creating the vacancy.
It ia possible it will be necessary for tho
War department to amend the program for
the Joint army and militia maneuvers this
year in the matter of commanding offloers
at the variouB places. When the schedule
of cam pa and the designation of their
respective commanding officers were for
mulated by the general staff of . the War
department it took Into consideration the
then commanding generals of the various
military departments. By that time impor
tant changes were to be made in a number
of the departmental commands. Since then
It has been necessary for Major Geheral
Leonard Wood to go to Buenos Ay res on
a dlplomatio mission and this will delay
his detachment from duty In command of
the Department of the East and corre
spondingly postpone the transfer of other
officers from one department to another.
One of the changes Immediately decided
upon has been that of the command of
the maneuver camp on the D. A. Russell
reservation, which waa to be commanded
by the commanding general of the Depart
ment of Missouri and which duty will now
devolve upon the post commander at Fort
D. A. Russell. Brigadier General W. W.
Wotherspoon, president of the Army War
college, has been designated to command
the maneuvers at the camp to be etab-
llshed at Gettysburg, beginning July 15.
This Is the additional camp, the site of
which was selected by General Wood and
Is Intended, to Include the mllltla of the
adjacent states, resulting In a saving In
the cost of transportation to camps more
General ordera have been Issued this
week from the War department containing
amendments In paragrapha of the army
regulations and the manual for the sub
sistence department In accordance with
recommendations made by General H. G.
Sharpe, commissary general of tha army.
Tils la an Initial step toward the Inaugura
tion of a new method of accounting for the
ration. This new system ha been made
necessary by the change In the amount
of aavlnga allowed organisation command
er in drawing -their rations and will effect
an Important reform -In showing a true
state of the business of ttie subsistence de
partment The result of the propsed new
plan would be th advantage of putting
each organisation or detachment com
mander In the position of a purchaser, and
at th end of the month ha would be al
lowed credit for an amount equal to the
value of th rations du the organisation
or detachment for that month. No at
tempt ia mad at this time to change the
components of the ration, and the practical
result of th new system will ba aa oloae
The report made to the comptroller
tinder date of March 29, 1910, shows
that this bank has
Time Certificates of
paid on certificates running tor twelve
an adherence to the prescribed ration as
Is now followed with the liberal savings
ciause of the regulations, the only differ
ence being that under the present system
It Is Impossible to trace the accounts accu
rately, whereas under the new system a
true, accurate and simple form of account
ing would be followed. No cash will be
turned over to the organization or detach
ment commander until the end of the
m inth, when the balance due him or the
commissary, as the case may bo, will be
paid and the accounts certified.
THE VIEW II AM. OO!
I'atho of Prrmatare Mejnlclna
New York Pun.
It is almost pathetio to contemplate at
this time tho rejoicings of the democratic
rank and file over the election of Mr. Foss
In Massachusetts and the defeat in New
York of Mr. Aldrldge. They see In these
two events a final consummation of repub
lican downfall and appraise the retirement
of Messrs. Aldrlch and Hale as contributory
testimony. Neither personal nor local con
siderations affect their ecstacy. The repub
lican party Is conslgnod to the demnltlon
bowwows, and a triumphant democracy,
long banished, though unjustly, from the
fount of emolument and perquisite, to say
nothing of the minor Issue of power and
authority. Is now on top with all banners
waving. It is all over bu the shouting!
These Innocents, red-mouthed and un
bridled, but Innocents nevertheless, see only
victory In the future. They see a demo
cratic house to be chosen thla year and a
democratic president two years hence, and
all the 80,000 offices dance before them with
nods and becks and wreathed smiles; and
even in the darkest bush the darker the
more likely the native smooths his hickory
shirt and girds his loins for patronage. All
this because two republicans districts,
moved by disgust with the tariff and boss
rule, have voted with the democrats to em
phasiie their deep resentment.
We do not say that the republican party
Is secure, far from It; but we do say that
If tho democracy approaches It with over-
confidence. Interprets Its misfortunes as an
abondonment of principle and an expedient
of despair and resignation, the democratic
party Is doomed to bitter disappointment.
In New York and New England at least
republican voters are, to some, extent Inde
pendent. Smartng under a sense of wrong,
moral or economic, they are quite capable
of temporary disaffection. They have
shown It in Massachusetts and In New
York, but their protest has not been
aaln t republicanism as they understand It
They have protested against republicanism
as they do not undestand It.
But we hear the democratic "View hal
loo!" and we see the democratic multi
tudes in full chase, dishevelled and inco
herent, of a victory that so far makes its
residence in a multicolored mirage and rep
resents in their wild, eyes chiefly the feed
lng trough from which they have so long
been barred. Already they are talking of
the traveler returned, of Bryan with his
oleaginous smile, of 16 to 1, and all of the
rest of the short cuts to prosperity and the
higher statesmanship. Upon so slight
base they ljulld the hysterical structure of
their restoration. It Is "Hark away!" and
full flight for their fleshpots.
A democratic victory this year will be
Injury to the democratic cause. It will
arrest and sober the republican contestant
and realign the party upon the signal of
danger; and If the democrats, intoxicated
by misunderstood successes and feeling sure
of further triumph because of rainbows In
the sky or the smoke which so gracefully
curls or any other Immaterial and evasive
thing, should take victory in 1912 for
return to their old love with his barren
platitudes and prophecies, his manifold
croaks and his misleading admonitions,
republican feuds will be called In and
Independence of action eliminated in the
presence of a common menace.
Everybody Lost Out.
New York Tribune.
The Philadelphia street car strike ha
been declared off aftor eight weeks of ex
hausting hostilities. It is estimated that
the traction strikers lost in wage 10, 000,
the sympathetic strikers In the textile and
other trades 2.200,000, the Rap d Transit
company $2,000,000 and other employers and
business men generally 112,000,000. It was
a case of everybody losing and nobody
gaining. The traction company and tha
striker are now just where they were be
fore, except for eight weeks of experience
in wasting their substitnce, with absolutely
One Ambition lrnaa t laf led.
Philadelphia Record. ,
That central bank with which Senator
Aldrlch propose to close hla public career
appear to be lost In the fogs of a dim
and remote future.
There ia one man ia the United Slates who ha perhap heard i X
more women's secrets than any other man er woman in the f!Lt
oountry. These secrets are not secrets of guile or hame, but J
.1.. r ...r- v 1 .L U . k...n annfided to Dr. w-
R. V. Pierce in the hooe and expectation of advice and help, f 1 -r
That few of these women have been duappointed in their ex
pectattoaa is proved by the fot tht ninety-eight per et. of
ell women treated by Dr. Pierce have been ab.olutely and
altogether cured. Suoh record would be remarkable if the
. eaaea treated were numbered by hundred only. But when
that record applies to the treatment of more than half-a- mil
lion mm. in a nrartica of over 40 yeart, it ia phenomenal,
and entitle Dr. Pierce to Che gratitude accorded him by women, a tha first of
specialist in the treatment of women's ditease.
Every lick woman may consult Dr. Pierce by letter, absolutely without
charge. ' All replies are mailed, sealed in perfectly plain envelope, without
any printing or advertising whatever, upon them. ' Write without iear a with
out fee, to World' Diipeotary Medical Association, Dr. R. V. Fierce, Prett.,
Buffalo, N. Y.
Dn. PICRCC'S PAVORITB PltUSCKIPTION
3Vtet.lx.eaa) "VCoetlx. Women Stroug, '
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Anthony J. Drexel, multimillionaire, has
entered a protest because a New York
hotel charged him 1,76 for a cup of tea
and two eggs.
The 140,000 memorial to the late Speaker
Reed will be unveiled at Portland In
August. Perhaps Danville will do as much
for Cannon some day.
An Altoona man saved a bevy of w Can
from peril, and one by one they hurci
their rescuer. What could a more Carneitie
medal mean to him nowT
While looking at Halley'a comet Mrs. Jo
sephine Osterman of Evansville, Ind., aged
8, became very excited and died from a
sudden attack of heart disease. Mrs. Os
terman remembered seeing tho comet In
Frank Seldler ia the biggest engineer on
the Wllllamsport end of the Philadelphia
& Heading sy-Kem, and he has the "littlest"
engine. The engine looks like a toy along
side the monsters that handle coal train
or that go pounding . along with general
freight. It Is an engine that was once con
sidered "some pumpkins" on the road, but
It has got down to pulling a worktraln. Tha
big engineer of this tiny, old-fashioned an
gina weighs 320 pounds.
"William Jennings Bryan Is rapidly be-
coming bald,", reports a Washington cor
respondent. "He Is clinging with great
tenacity to what hair he haa left. With
that perversity which marks men who hate
baldness, he refuses to have his locks
trimmed. TSe result Is that he has a great
cluster of bushy curls forming a rim from,
a line just above his ears well down to his
coat collar. The mass Is liberally streaked
with gray. As the hair falls away a Well
formed head of the dome' variety is re
Mrs. Dyers All the big berries are on the
top of thla box, I suppose.
Peld!or No, mum; soma of 'em are on
the top of de other boxes. Boston Tran
script. "I defy any one to name a field of en
deavor in which men do not receive more
consideration than women!" exclulmed tho
orator at a suffragette meeting-.
"The chorus," murmured some irrespon
sible person. Lipplncott'a MubuzIiio.
Hlgglns How were the ' areoplune races
yesterday? . '
Wiggins Good, only for the fact that the
track was too heavy for making records.
Hlgglns What do you mean?
Wiggins They were pulled off over Pitts
burg, you know. Puck.
Mr. Blinks (In art muHeum) I didn't
know you were such an admirer of curios,
Mrs. Blunderby Oh, yes, Indeed; I Just
delight In nlqultle. Boston Transcript.
"I'm truly sorry, ma'am." said Old Hunks
to tho widow, 'To see you -n such hard
luck. You mustn't let It distress you,
though. It may be all for the best."
Then he went and foreclosed tho mor
tgage, Chicago Tribune.
"It was rather hard to lose your daiiRh
ter, eh?" remarked the guest, - after the
"Oh! no," replied tho bride's father.
"It did seem hard at one time, but Mary
finally landed this fellow Just as we were
losing all hope." Catholic standard and
Good Man Ah, my poor fellow. I feel
sorry for you. Why don't you work? When
I was young for ten years I never was in
bed after 6. An hour s work before DreaK
fast, then five hours' work, then four hours'
more work, then supper, then bed, then up
apaln at 6 next innrningi-
Ivoafer I ay, boss;, where did you serve
your time Sing Slug or Jollet. Columbian
Here, love, you have ten million plunks
In lieu of alimony;
So pack your sixty-seven trunks
And. t all the cart and pony.
The moving van I've ordered her
At 3 o'clock precisely; 4-
At 4 you then can disappear,
Which suits us both quite nicely.
At 5 I have a golfing date,
Ko phase be prompt In starting,
Or Mrs. Swift will have to wait
While you and I are parting.
At 8 What's that? You want to know
The steps that I have taken?
Don't worry, dear a day or so
Will do, or I'm mistaken.
I whisper to my counsel, FudRe.
Who whliers to your lawyer;
And then they whisper to the Judge,
Who'a kuown as Whlop'rlng Sawyer.
And then the Judge he whispers back,
They whisper all together
They seem to suffer from a lack
Of breath this whlsp'rlng weather.
The Judge he whlsptrs to the rlerk,
Who whispers: "Just the caper!"
And, whlsp'rlng still, he sets to work
To draw the proper paper.
In whispers It I read and slxnert
One scarcely hears theso lispers
And that's the way oh. most refined!
We get divorced In whispers.
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