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Mr. Hearst will have to get a new
The Macedonian cry:
help Mr. Bryan?" ! :
Ten years more of fibbing; girls, the
census man has -gone,' ' ......
That must have been a totem pole
the natives handed Dr. Cook.
It was tulips, not two-lips, the
Dutch girls pressed on the colonel.
If Mr. Asquith keeps oo he nay get
those lords to eating out of his hanff.
i j ...
It is suggested that? even the briber
Is entitled to bis dues. Sure, open the
May day started housecleaning in
the state of Illinois as well as Chicago,
America's natural respect for age
was shown in the case of Edward Pay
son Weston. v
Lee O'Nell Browne ought at least be
given a chance to explain how he come
by that name.
Wonder what member of its staff
the Outlook will assign to cover the
Insurgency at Washington does not
appear to lessen the president's enjoy
ment of a ball game. . .
"College girl compelled to eat oys
ters blindfolded." Taking a mean ad
vantage of a poor, blind oyster.
St. Louis speaks of having "five sky
Bhows.'' Ringmaster flicks has gone
Brother Barnum two better, evidently.
"I am not a .candidate- for any
office," declares Mr. Bryan. Cer
tainly not, there Is no election on now.
Tho.pen may be , mightier than the
sword, but the latter has got the
artist's brush bent In this gamo of
An Indiana man gpts a divorce be
cause his wife chews tobacco'. An
other case of man trying to monopolize
all the rights.
Mr. Roosevelt had to wait an hour
at Brussels for his frock eoat. Mr.
Taft once waited longer than that at
St. Petersburg for his trousers.
It is all clear enough now why King
Edward went to the country a few
weeks ago. He is now reported to be
In fine form for the colonel's visit.
Seven years ago, when the bond
issue for the establishment of the mu
nicipal lighting plant was pending, the
Omaha Double Ender fought it tooth
and nail. Has it teen the error of its
Efforts to get "Dick" Metcalfe on
the track as an opponent to his former
employer In' the race for the senate
may serve to occupy the democratic
workers while Mr. Bryan Is getting
ready. When -he-time comes "the
peerless'1 will be found at the starting
In view of the fact that the census
enumerators have not as yet forwarded
their figures to the census . office at
Washington, the "estimates'1 , pub
lished by the Junior yellow will be
listed along with a great many other
"discoveries" made by that famed and
Crisis in Congress.1
The striking thing about the whole sit
uation to tha Impartial observer Is the
evidently sincere conviction on the part
of tech side that It Is Itoelf InyaP to . re
publicanism and wholly In tha right and
that the other, either wilfully recreant or
fanatically self deceived, Is more or less
consciously a band of public enemies.
The Associated Press in its dispatch
from Washington has thus summed up
all there Is to this hubbub in congress
between the so-called "regulars" and
"Insurgents" a fight for personal ag
grandizement on each side Instead of
a faithful effort to further the inter
ests of the republican party and sub
serve the public welfare by carrying
out the Taft program of legislation.
If Senator Cummins and Senator
Aldrlch could step aside if that be
necessary to harmonious, successful
action and let things proceed on their
merits, there might be no occasion
whatever for this apprehension as to
the fate of the Taft measures and if
those factional leaders bad the inter
est of their party and people as much
at heart as they have their own per
sonal interests, they would be willing
to step aside.
The great trouble is that ambitious
leaders in their rivalry to win have
read into the president's proposals
and measures much that he never
placed there of intended should be
there, and have read out of them
much that he did Insert. What the
president recommended to congress la
what the republican party promised
the people in its platform In 1908,
and what the people said they wanted
when they gave the republican party
their votes. The people, therefore,
can have no interest in the- Belflsh am
bition of the leaders on either side. Of
their taking up the time that should
be devoted to business with private
quarrels, the country Is heartily sick
and tired. What It demands is real
action and it is sure to manifest its
approval or disapproval, as the ulti
mate case may be, at .the polls this
The insurgents, who arrogate to
themselves the right of voicing the
Roosevelt policies and attacking the
regulars as the enemies of those poli
cies, have bitterly condemned the pool
ing provision in the railroad bill. But
they must be deluding themselves to
think that the people Tiave forgotten
Mr. Roosevelt'B position on this very
proposition. In his message to con
gress December 3, 1908, the former
The anti-trust law should not prohibit
combinations that do no Injustice to the
public, still less those ' the existence of
which is on the whole of benefit to the
Ira that same message he also said
Often railroads would like to combine for
the purpose of preventing a big shipper
from maintaining improper advantages at
the expense of small shippers and of the
general public. Such a combination. In
stead ef being forbidden' by law; should be
Since the insurgents have chosen to
criticise President Taft and attack the
regulars in congress on the charge that
they are not "carrying out the. Roose
velt policies." it is well that we turn
back to some of these policies and see
Just what they are. The truth Is there
has been too much deception, too
much sophlBtry, and not enough down
right honesty and fairness In this fac
tional fight and the men who have
talked loudest about "Roosevelt poll
cles" may not after all be the ones
who have done most for those policies
Roosevelt and Peace.
Colonel Roosevelt could think of
only enough to fill one column to say
on peace before the Nobel Prize com
mittee and he padded that out with
several references to war. His Bar
bonne speech in its full text comprised
a page. One may scarcely hope to re
sist the humor of this.
But it is thig paradoxical aspect of
the Roosevelt character that makes
him a powerfully effective advocate of
international peace, far more effective
tnan Tolstoy as the apostle of the doc
trine of non-resistance. It gives Roose
velt the td vantage of posing as a non
It is difficult to say anything new
on this trite subject of world peace,
but Colonel Roosevelt has at least
put the thought of "the peace of right
eousneaa and justice" In an interesting
light. He must receive general ap
probation when he says that "peace is
usually good in itself, but it is never
the highest good unless it comes as the
handmaid of righteousness, and It be
comes a very evn inmg lr it serves
merely as a mask for cowardice and
sloth or an Instrument to further the
ends of despotism and anarchy." World
peace Is the wrong definition to apply
to this thing for which the powers have
been striving. Righteous world peace
Is what they want. The peace that per
mits one nation to infringe upon the
rights of another, or that obscures
from the view of one the rights of an
other, or that prevents war at the ex
pense of national honor is not the sort
of peace the world needs. Greed, avar
ice and arrogance must be curbed In
nations as in individuals and if it can
not be done with peace, it had better
be done without peace.
Mr. Roosevelt laid down a program
for international peace which ought to
insure It if put Into practice. It em
braces these five propositions: Arbi
tration treaties, perfection of The
Hague proposals, application of the
principle of the United Statea govern
ment la relation to the several states
as embodied in the federal constitu
tion, limitation of armaments and a
league of peace.
Of course Mr. Roosevelt emphasizes
the necessity of an agreement among
all nations to limit their armaments
I before that part of his program will
J become safe. Us comes a long way
from renouncing his well known post-
Ion on strong navies and big armies
n the absence of such a universal
agreement, lie Is right In declai'.ng
that the weakness of The Hague tribu
nal lies in its lack of police power to
enforce its articles and without such
power no tribunal or alliance, agree
ment or compact will ever have much
more than a moral effect. lie has done
well to Invite foreign nations to a study
of the American constitution in its or
ganic power of regulating peace be
tween the central government and the
states for analogies to be followed In
ordaining and maintaining peace be-
ween the world and Its various na
tions. Such a study may have a good
effect, inculcating some American
ileas where they may bear fruit.
Keep the Oven Hot.
Hot bread Is not harmful to diges
tion, says Secretary Wilson. Oood! It
ia the way in which it may be eaten.
That is what many people will say they
have thought all along; anyway they
will be glad to have this official ver
dict from a paternal secretary of
agriculture in favor of the hot biscuit,
bun, roll or loaf.
So mothers and housewives, keep
your ovens hot and proceed in the
good, old way to cook the hot bread
and serve it hot.
Secretary Wilson probably never
made a ruling that will become more
popular. Everybody loves to think of
'the bread that mother made," and
this decision will back blm up in his
traditional contention that it was su
perior to any other bread.
Of course hot bread, like cold bread,
may be rolled in such forms and
poorly masticated so as to deter or
impair digestion and hurt the stomach,
but it has always seemed like a pre
sumption upon the standing evidence
of the big. fat, lazy boy with red cor
puscles coursing through his veins, to
argue that a soft, feathery-light roll
properly saturated with butter could
hurt anybody. The proof of the bread,
probably, ia in its product, after all.
It is Indeed a relief and a comfort to
have this sanction of, official authority
on our side that we may go on in this
darling indulgence of our childhood
without the beguiling fear of fatal
Just how the housewife will take
this ruling of the secretary a is an
Cant of the Demagogues. .
President Taft referred to the "cant
of the demagogue" at St. Louis in
speaking of the criticisms made of his
appointment of Governor Hughes to
the supreme court, and left very little
chance to avoid the conclusion that he
had Mr. Bryan in mind when he used
this very descriptive term. -.Mr. Bryan
is about the only conspicuous poli
tician who' has seen fit to make sharp
criticism of this rppointment. The
president showed, however, a spirit of
eminent fairness in his unwillingness
to believe that Mr. Bryan said exactly
what had been attributed to him,
namely, that Mr. Hughes was not the
most desirable man for the place be
cause he was not an implacable foe of
the corporations and wealth.
We believe the president Is right in
assuming that the people do not want
to exalt to such positions men who are
"implacable foes to wealth and cor
porations," but men "who are foes to
nothing but what Is wrong and who
are in favor of equal Justice to every
Interest and everybody." The popular
mind has been poisoned too much by
this virus of prejudice against wealth
and corporations as such and those
responsible for this sordid sentiment
can be no better described than by
the term demagogue.
But Mr. Bryan found fault with Gov
ernor Hughes as an 'associate justice
on the ground that he had opposed
the proposed income tax amendment to
the federal constitution. The fact is
Governor Hughes did nothing of the
sort. He favors the income tax as a
principle, but what he opposes is the
form in which the amendment has been
submitted- to the states and how Mr.
Bryan could fall know this is
Insurgency at Home.
It pains us deeply to be compelled to
chronicle the fact that the hitherto pa
tient Nebraska democratic donkey is
beginning to act like an unbroken
broncho under the continued spurring
of the "peerless leader." From all
parts of the state come the most sig
nificant evidence of open revolt against
the dictatorship of the man w hose
word has hitherto been law. And the
worst of it is that these evidences are
not mere mutterings, but are out
spoken utterances of democrats who
have come to that point of recalci
trancy where they actually Insist on
thinking their own thoughts. The
fountain head at Fairvlew still purls
its limpid stream of inspiration, but
the militant democrats of Nebraska
decline to sup therefrom.
' One of the members of the demo
cratic party, who is not locally Insig
nificant, because he holds a high office
by virtue of the suffrages of his fellow
citizens, replies to Mr. Bryan's letter:
"I challenge your right to embarrass
the democratic voters with any more
of your hobbles," and a little further
on says: "If lhedemocratic party in
the last session failed to make good its
promises to the people It ought to be
dealt with accordingly, and even an
extra session in my Judgment could
not save it."
This most open and direct, though
respectful, defiance of the "great com
moner" is certainly conclusive evi
dence that Mr. Bryan has enough of
insurgency in hia own party In Ne
braaak to warrant him In attending to
his own affairs and letting the repub
lican party deal with its own Insur
gents in Ita own way. He never had
in all his lire a better opportunity to
apply the lesson of the parable of the
mote and the beam.
3eorge Ade regreta the passing of
the old time editor who called his con
temporary, not an insurgent or an un
desirable, but a "poltroon, a hell
hound, a pusillanimous liar, a cur, a
whelp, an unmitigated horse thief, a
caitiff, a skunk." Well, there Is noth
ing to prevent Mr. Ade from starting
a paper and Inaugurating a return to
good old days and ways.
The orator of the occasion giving
advice to a newly fledged flock of
Presbyterian ministers, told them to
mingle with the women of their flock,
and added, "Don't let them adopt
you." And this man is familiar with
the history of the race from the day of
The, dust that ia kicked up by the
opposition to the president is not suffi
cient to obscure the clear light he
sheds on public questions. "AM I am
appealing for la justice and a square
deal," is his answer to the "howling
The siren whistle may not be dis
covered in time for the trade trip, but
that fact will not prevent the people
along the route from knowing that
something is happening. The men
who usually go on these excursions are
The railroads are not making the
problem of railroad legislation any
easier by their course. Boosting rates
that were already excessive will not
lessen the demand for stringent gov
Even the Anti-Saloon league de
clines to accept Mr. Bryan's program
for Nebraska. This reduces him to
the support of the Commoner and the
Lincoln Star, which are still faithful,
although the Star wobbles slightly.
Wonder what Seth Bullock and
Borne of the other western friends of
the colonel will say when they read
about that two hours "tea drinking"
episode? Talk about your molly
Ilo They Look Itf
Wall Street Journal.
Internal revenue receipts from spirits for
nine months increased approsrmetely
110.000,000 or nearly 10 per cents. Are the
'dry" state really dry?
Who Gets the Prise f
Thar is strong competition between Bal
linger and hts opponents as to which side
is qualified to act as committee on mem
bership of the Ananias club.
Wow Watch the Sehedele Rise.
The five largest radiator concerns In the
country have formed a merger. Bo it will
probably be made plenty warm enough for
the people, who want to use. hot water or
steam heat after this. -n
Where Perlsse Walta.
The man who finds a substitute for rub
ber will confer a benefit on the world and
make himself rich. The present extraor
dinary- demand for rubber has sent tha
price up from 84 cents to $290 a pound in
two years. " -
Rayner's Rash Asanmptlon.
New York Tribune.
Senator Rayner is rash In assuming tha
right to invite insurgent republican sena
tors to seats at the democratic table. His
intentions may be hospitable, but he hasn't
access to the keys of tha democratic pantry
and Is not consulted when the democratic
chef writes out the party's bill of fare.
Land Speculation In the West.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
The danger spot In the present specula1
tlve situation is tha west, and Its land
boom is tha danger. All accounts agree
that this speculation In farm lauds spreads
over the entire western part of tha court
try and Is running to excesses. And it is
just as much a "margin" speculation as
any ever known In the stock market,
which the west always looks upon as mere
gambling with other people's money.
Lands are bought at higher and higher
prices, and mortgaged to tha top notch
for money with which to move on and
buy more land. It ia safe to say that the
next panic, unlike that of 1907, will start
in the west.
Our Birthday Book
May 6, 1810.
Robert E. Peary, polar explorer, was
born May 6, 18M, at Cresson, Pa. He en
tered the United States navy as a civil
engineer In ISM, and has been with most
of the Important Arctic explorations In the
lust five years, claiming to have achieved
his goal a year ago' when he reached tha
geographical pole, returning to dispute
honors with Dr. Cook, who declared he
had been there the year before.
John T. McCutcheon, the famous cartoon
ist. Is just 40 years old today. He is an
Irdlanlan, which accounts for tha literary
flavor of his drawings, and his last exploit
was to trail Mr. Roosevelt Into the Jungle.
Rev. S. B. McCormlck. chancellor of tha
Western university at Pittsburg, was born
May 1 la"8. Ho used to be pastor of the
Klrst Presbyterian church at Omaha, and
later, (resident of Cue college at Cedar
John Raines, law-maker responsible for
the Raines hotel law, was born May ft. IS),
at Canandalsua, X. Y. He la a lawyer, and
has also served In congress.
John Power, three times sheriff of Doug
las county. Is 61 today. He was born at
Waierford, Ireland, and brought a rich
Irish brogue with lilm. He Is a democrat
In politics, and Is a cooper by trade when
not In office.
.Cornelius Clsassen, with the-Peters Trust
company, Is celebrating his 28th birthday.
He was born on a farm near Boalrli-e. Nt.,
and educated at Havorford college.
8. P. Boatwlck, vice president of Payne,
Host wick a Co., real estate, loans and
rentals, in the New York Life building, was
born May a I860. In Cayuga, N. T. He
came to Omaha In lsX, being associated
with various business establishments until
going In tba real estate bus neas with R. C.
Peters Co., from wbhh he helped or
ganise the Payne, Bostwlt k A Co. corpora -Hen.
He la also a member of the Omaha
oaae XatereeUag rhaaee
m Oeaattloaa Oseerra
at the Sattoni Capitol.
Two or three times a year some patriotic
scribe In Washington gives asetiranoe that
the t'nlted States treasury Is Impregnable.
Locks, bolts, time combination, network of
electric alarms, automatic safety devices
nd live watchmen together make your
t'ncle's strong box secure against direct
attacks of cracksmen. The news Is Inter
esting, also truthful. But the smooth
worker la wise enough to shun tha direct
road. Experience' teaches him that a round
about route is the safest and surest way to
the nation's vault One of the newly dis
covered routes to the coin Is thus described
by the New York Tribune's Washington
"Suoh quantities of obsolete and useless
public documents are being shipped Into
Virginia under the franks of members of
congress that emphatio protests are begin
ning to reach the members whose franks
this waste paper bears. Tha reason for
this deluge, which Is arousing the Ire nut
only of the postmasters, but of those to
whom the stuff Is addressed. Is that the
malls are being weighed In that state.
Once In two years the mails in a given
section of the country are weighed, and the
average struck Is made the basis of com
pensation of the railroads until there Is
another weighing. Of course the heavy
public documents, ancient volumes of the
Congressional Record and similar valuable
publications, greatly increase this average.
It Is asserted that the railroads employ the
entire time of a man who goes about ask
ing tha secretaries of members of congress
to mull this, that or the other publication
to addresses furnished In order thus to
cheat the government. A thorough Investi
gation of this antiquated and Inaccurate
method of compensating tha railroads for
carrying the malls would doubtless prove
far more popular, and possibly not less
profitable, than the Increase of the postage
rates on periodicals so energetically advo
cated by the postmaster general."
Without distant the senate lias passed
the resolution of Senator Heyburn of Idaho,
calling for an Investigation by a special
committee of three of the methods used by
the police in the ordeal which has come tc
be known the country over as the "third
The Investigation promises to be one of
the most Interesting In which congress, or
either branch of It, has taken a hand for a
long time, reports the Washington Tlmoe.
senator Heyburn was moved to Introduce
the resolution In the first place by the re
ports of gross brutality of the police In the
William Seyler case at Atlantic City some
weeks ago. If half of the statements made
as to the treatment Peyler received were
true, the injustice dealt out to him was
shocking and revolting, and fitter for tha
realm of an absolute monarch than for a
free and enlightened republic. Numerous
other cases can be cited where the police
brutality has been as great aa In the Seyler-case.
It Is not only proper that the senate
should go Into the facts as to the admin
istration of the 'third degree" in this coun
try, but In view of the alleged cruelties,
the wonder Is that an Investigation has not
been made before.
Naval officers are laughing at the
Ignorance displayed by the lawmakers In
congress the other day, when someone
sought to learn the reason why. the bot
toms of the trousers .of enlisted men In
tile navy are loose. Representative Hob
son, who was educated In the Naval acad
emy and ought to know, gave the follow
"I am inclined to think that the trousers
of the sailor were evolved in the days of
Noah, and that when the first sailor began
to swim he found it better to have the
trousers loose at the bottom, to get his
stroke more effectively."
When Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin, with an
air of incredulity, asked if ha really
thought there were sailors in Noah's ark,
Mr. Hobson replied:
"My statement Is based on the assump
tion that tha world Is a water planet, and
from the very beginning naval affairs have
been of tha first Importance. Noah and
his family survived because they recog
nised this inherent pre-eminence of the
question of adequate naval preparation.
The human race was once saved by a
ihlp, and Is going to be saved again by
ships. The sailor could not make himself
web-footed, so from the earliest times he
spread his trousers out at the bottom. His
trousers flared out In the infancy of man
and they will still probably be flaring out
when tha last trumpet sounds."
Naval officers declare that the reason
why enlisted men wear flaring trouser
bottoms is so they may be rolled . up to
permit wading to and from tba beach, if
necessary, and to 4,et them out of the way
when the barefooted men are swabbing
down the decks.
The congressman with a red necktie was
entertaining a friend who had formerly
arrived from the "old sod." but had at
tained fame as tha man who had carried
"the Fourteenth precinct In the Twenty
second ward," relates the National Mag
aslne. With such a visitor to entertain,
the congressman thought the best thing
was to take him to Harvey's Lobster pal
ace. The gathering there somewhat Im
pressed Pat. but when the waiter placed
before him a great, rich, red lobster, set
down with an airy and nonchalant wave
of his hand. Pat's eyes opened a trifle
wider than usual with astonishment.
"You did not get anything like that In
your native town," remarked the enter
tainer. "These red lobsters are considered
a delicacy suited to the palate of a king,
and, I understand, were in high favor ever
since the time when Nero Insisted on hav
ing them for every meal have you aver
seen one before?"
"Ah. go on wid ye," was the reply.
"Been one? Isn't the coast of Ireland
red with those fish although a few of
them have escaped lately and come across
and got Into congress In Washington."
BATTLESHIP Bt II.DIXi.
Nation's Pave Kot Unite aa Lively as
the Woria Leaders.
The first American battleships of the
Dreadnought class, the North lakota and
the Delawure, have recently gone into
commission a ml are now a part of the
Atlantic fleet. On May 12 the Florida, a
ship of somewhat greater tonnage than
the two naval leviathans ,'ust mentioned,
will be launched at the government navy
yard on Fast river, and tha Utah, a sis
ter ship to the Florida, Is about In the
same stage of building. The Arkansas and
the Wyoming, larger ships than tha Flor
ida, are on the ways and provision has
been made by the present congress for two
ships of a tonnage far greater than any
battleship now In construction either for
our own or any foreign navy. The sum
mary sounds rather formidable until com
parisons are made.
The race In building Uresdnoughts Is on
with a rush, and tha United Htatrs. though
not exactly lagging at tha quarter stretch.
Is nut la tha lead nor likely to get is ths
lead. Ureal Britain expects by 1PI2 to have
twele battleships nf the Florida type In
commission. My 1912 Uermnny expects to
have seventeen steelclads ranging from
lrt.WO to 22,000 tons In commission. Five
great warships wtre put afloat In Uciimtn
varus last viar. and when all the naval
ships which the kalwr's government now
hss under construi tlon go Into commission
ih tlnrmiti navv will rank ahead of that
of the fnlted Slates In aggregate tonnage.
Italy, Spain and Russia are building
great battleships. Uratll has one floating
fortress of the most powerful type nntl
Argentina has just placed an order In this
country for two that will be of the Wyo
ming and Arkansas class. Even China Is
about to place orders for three battleships,
and' Turkey is seriously thinking of mak
ing a start In navy building.
THE MM K A.M TIIK OH AY.
lnlflrant Recommendation for Me
morial Par Eserrlaes.
Here Is the answer the commander-in-chief
of the Orsnd Army of the Republic
makes to the patriotic course of James
Gordon, a former confederate soldier, and
for a few short weeks a senator In the
Sixty-first congress from the state of Mis
sissippi. "It in recommended that wherever the
grave of a former confederate soldier la
found flowers be p.aced thereon, as a trib
ute to the bravery of the man who fought
on the other side, remembering that he, I
two, was an American soldier. We were
once enemies, but now friends. The long
dark niitht is over at last we are a united
people. Out of tho darkness c-umes no echo
of discord between brothers, no noise, tin
strife, no bloodshed, but universal fellow
ship lights the lamp to guide the feet of our
This is a passHge of the annual procla
mation touching the decoration of so dlers'
graves on May 30.
That ia almost t lie universal sentiment
of Americans, north and south. The nun
Is now twoscore and five years of axe,
who was born the day -the memorable
scene at Appomattox wan enacted, and
most of the men on either side who
fought that bravest of wars arc now
burled valor In tho bosom of mother earth,
their spiritM with God. It Is one country,
one people, and but for foreign immi
gration we should soon be an homuKpn
eous as Scotland, or Bavaria, or Provence.
We can imagine that July 4, 1963, there
will be gathered together at Gettysburg
more than 1,000,000 Americans, men,
women and children, from every state and
vicinity of this Union to celebrate the
valor of both sides on that gory fielj.
and do honor to the heroes who fell there.
Uy that time every one who fousiit that
great battle long will have been gathered
to his fathers; but these, their descend
ants, will do justice to both the cnu.es
met there In death grapple a century be
fore, and each- ! will be as proud of the
blue as of the gray, and as proud of the
gray as the blue.
H K CI. A I M I ! G DKHEHT ARRAS.
Success of the Government's Policy In
the Arid West.
When the federal government undertook
to mflke a number of desert areas In the
west and southwest available for agri
culture by damming streams which could
be utilized for Irrigation, it was virtually
certain' that the new productiveness of the
land would tempt the alert and enterprising
settler. The only doubt then existing re
lated to the prospect that the government
would get Its money back. Washington
dispatches sa'y that the time has now ar
rived when doubt on this point Is to be
dispelled. In one of the reclaimed areas
there are 335 farmers from whom payments
were due on April 1. Nearly two-thirds of
these met their Indebtedness three or four
months in advance, and It is believed that
of the remainder only ten will fall to pay
in full. A few delinquents will probably
be found In a second section, owing to
especially unfavorable conditions, but in a
third It is believed that every farmer will
meet his engagements In full. It was
originally Intended that the money put Into
these improvements should be a loan, not
a gift, and when paid should be reinvested
In similar enterprises. The present outlook
Is pleasing not only because It vindicates
the government's policy as a financial ven
ture but also because it seems to assure a
further development of It.
The greatest living tenor
" Not since Jean de Reszke has a tf.or compassed
both Italian and German Opera with the absolute
distinction that Slezak displayed last night."
Reginald de Korea in the Ne York World.
And Jean de Reszke himself, today the greatest voir
teacher in the world, says, "I consider Slezak the greatest
living tenor." And Slezak sings in Italian the beautiful
arias from "Otello" and "Aida," and in German, from
"Tannhauser" and "Lohengrin" for the
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VlrBnia lvnchrrs who have been Indicted .
do not attempt to conceal tiflr Indication.
They regard the aiilon of the jury ae
bordering upon the represeiisible.
Scientists promise to give warning several
years before a slur shall strike the earth,
but havo not discovered any recipe by
which people may etaln a cheerful state of
mind after having been warned,
Philosophies! Mr. Jeffries. If driven from
th ringside by bolls, can console himself
with the thought that old Job did not have
K-X.000 saved up from the vaudeville circuit
to carry into retirement with htm.
General F. IV Grant Is now qualified to
wear the buttons of the Grand Army of the
Republic snd the Loyal Legion. It has
been established that as a boy of 13 he
served as volunteer aid on hl father's
staff, carried dispatches and was under flrt
In the Vlcksburg campaign.
Some distinguished and able reporters
went about with the Roosevelt party in
K.gypt. but not one of them appears to have
recognised Mrs. Cleveland In the exploring
party when they climbed up thc-tilg pyra
mid. Mrs. Cleveland has written the news
to friends In New York.
General Nflson A Miles Is to deliver the
I'hl Beta Kappa oration at Colgate une-"
v-rslly in Hamilton, N. Y June !1.
When the civil war broke out Mr. Miles
was clerk In a crockery store In Boston,
and while he has not hd the hem fit of
what used to lie popularly colled "a liberal
..ftiienilon." he has been steadily glow
ing student 111 the school of a wide, llfo
expei li nee.
James C. Rldgeway, the 6-ycar-old son ot
W. l. Rldgeway of Tei ry township. Penn
sylvania, Is the thamplon 6-year-old Ion,
distance alker In Bradford county. Last
veek he accompanied his father and helpej
drive two head of cattle from Terrytown
to Wysox. and on the return trip they drove
thiee head. The distance Is twenty-two
miles and th little hoy w alked every sti p
of the way. and upon reaching home
Jumped snd da nerd anJ said he could waiU
l li e that far.
SAD) IN FUN.
"Are you Irving to raibe anything on nur
place this year? '
"V'-s, Indeed "
"Whut is li :"
"Th" mortvagc." Baltimore American.
"GuiriK to lake Hummer boarders ti ls
Vcp. am-weted I'arnur i.nrni"8sei.
... .1 ' . I . 1, n. ........ hi,, ll'a '1
e IJfill I lit ' H imp, . .
good Idea to have a lot o' folks around lo
share the mosquito bites and lower tha
average." Washington Star.
Heal Kstatn Agent I tell you. sir. tin
death rate in this suburb is lower than lr
anv other part of the county.
Near Victim I believe you I wouldn't
be found dead hero myself. Chtcauo
"Co-i ducat Ion Is a troort thins. The hoy
ewts his study and IiIh courting finished
MmultaneotiMy, and is then ready fr
"Just so. While tne girl can snve darl
lots of money by marrylni? in her gradua
tion gown." Washington Herald."
"Better dodge dat town. Weary. Tiainpa
ain't popular In towns."
"We ain't tramps now; we're population.
lon't youse know de census Is helni?
took?" Louisville. Courier-Journal.
"Do let me tell you all nbout my opera
tion for appendicitis, and what t'ouhlo the
surgnons found with the appendix"
"Oh, I've heard It a dozen times. Cut
It out." Chicago Tribune.
"People doesn' value what dey pits free."
said Uncle Ehen. "Pnr'd be a heap mV
good advice taken If it was wrote as a
perscrlption an' boufiht at dn drug store."--Washington
MEESTER MARKA TWAIN.
T. A. Daly In Catholic Stanford.
Dey say eet was heea .lob for Joke
An' poke fun at se-mpla folk.
1 don'to ondrastan',
I fievva read w'at's een hees book;
I only see da way he look
1 donta ondrastan'.
An' evra time he pasa by
He show to nio so klnda eye
Kes beautiful- to see;
For dougrh I'm domba Dairoinan.
So strange, so queer een deesa Ian',
He nevva. luugh at me.
An' dey dat say he only, joke
An' maka fun weeth seempla folk
IOps mebbe so, dey lie.
Kes mebbo so dey no could see
Kos smlla from hees eye.
An' now dat he ees gon' an' chance
For 'nudder land dat eesa strange
To heem as eet can be,
T can hayllevn dey dero are kin!
To heem, poor stranger, us I find
Hat here he was to me.
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in the National Phonograph Co'h an
nouncement on this page today, a well aa
a stock of over 1(X),00() records.
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