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M. P. WALKER,
' Notary t'uollc.
' Sabaorlbara leaving; tha city tem
porarily ehoald have The nee
mailed to them. Addreaaea will ha
chanced aa often aa requested. .
Mr. Hearst will have to get a new
Tha colonel, we trust, was not taken
In by any of the old masters.
Has the census roan got you?
not, come in before It is too late.
Give Mayor Seldel credit at least for
refusing to get down on the Chautau
Colonel Roosevelt pasaed up the sul
tan, perhaps because he could, not talk
Turkey to him.
The musk rat should not be con
founded with the muckrake, out of
justice to the former.
A few good rains at the right time
will help make everyone forget the
damage done by thd frost.
Colonel Roosevelt long ago gained
the applause of the masses and now
the kings are cheering him.
Secretary Balllnger has admitted
that he thinks Mr. Glavia Is a snake,
which only add a slimy aspect to this
St. Joseph is the latest city to be in
volved In a street car strike. St
Joseph has Omaha's sympathy borne
of experience. v
Now a Harvard profersor Hi3lBts
that the kiss does spread microbes.
Let it go at that who Is afraid of a
Tha Antl Salocn league spokesmen,
demand county option or nothing. The
only option they would grant la the
option to go dry.
A second bribe-taker In connection
with the Illinois legislative scandal la
aid to have confessed. Step right up,
gentlemen, and avoid the rush.
What are we. coming to? Here is
the colonel sipping tea for two hours
and then sitting for the sculptor.
Shades of the Big Stick, what next?
With gas. electric light, water and
telephone all In the courts at once,
Omaha Is playing no favorites In liti
gation over its public service utilities.
It should be remembered that the
Initiative and referendum haa bad its
Initiation as a platform plank In the
platform promulgated by the populists
in Omaha In 1892.
It Is gratifying to know that Copen
hagen is forming Its Impressions of
Americans from the last distinguished
guest it has entertained rather than
from a former sad experience.
If there Is really nothing tp all thla
talk of bribery In the Illinois legisla
ture those two fellows who confessel
to receiving bribes certainly must be
anxious for a little free publicity.
When talking about loyalty to plat
form pledges do not overlook the vote
on postal savings In the senate, In
which every democratic senator but
on repudiated the Denver platform.
Congressman McKlnley of California
interprets the insurgents" attitude to
ward tbe tariff as a vindication of
James G. Blaine's prophesy that the
time would come when the south
would turn to protection and thu west
to free trade. But we scarcely should
charge that up to the insurgents, for
every one of them insists on accept-
f protective principle.
Death of King Edward.
The death of Edward VII will not
only throw England and the British
empire Into mourning, but will cast a
gloom over the whole rlvlllied world.
While Edward has, perhaps, no
great personal achievements distin
guishing his short reign, yet he evinced
a remarkable appreciation of the re
sponsibilities of the high position to
which he was railed and demeaned
himself with credit to the royal family
and to his country.
His loss at this particular time
while Great Britain la in the throes of
a political crisis Is doubly unfortunate
and may be fraught with more serious
consequences than appear on the sur
face. Throughout tha entire ruction In
Parliament the King had displayed
masterful command of the situation,
exercising a marked dpgree of diplo
macy In dealing with the various fac
tions. He had shown finalities of tact
and statesmanship that must give him
a new place in the eyes of the world.
His Influence would unquestionably
have been Invaluable In straightening
out the tangle between lofds and com
mons that still threatens the peace and
stability of the empire.
King Edward bad a most difficult
role to play coming Into the throne
after the reign of his Illustrious
mother, unbroken for nearly Blxty-flve
years. The universal feeling that he
more than met expectations will be at
tested by the sincerity of the trlbJtes
to bis memory.
Boosting: Passenger Rates.
Railroads between the Atlantic coast
and the Mississippi river are planning
for a raise In passenger, as well as
freight rates, on the ground that in
crease In the cost of operation and the
necessity of enlarging facilities to meet
the rapid expansion of traffic compels
them to provide new revenues. But
the railroads have jiot yet made any
showing that would justify raising pas
senger rates, to ay nothing of freight.
When the states undertook to lower
fares the railroads demanded judicial
Investigation and carried on extensive
Inquiries before legislatures, but now
they seek to .advanco these rates on
their own ex parte exhibit.
As to freight ratea the announced In
tention is to confine the larger ad
vances to articles carried as first class
and make only minor changes in lower
grade commodities. Bituminous coal,
for instance, and pig Iron will not be
affected; they both yield a profit, the
railroads admit, under the present
schedules and bo far as that is con
cerned, the railroads have been appre
hensive Itst thJjr be forced to lower
their rates ou coal. Dressed beef will
be on of the first articles affected, as
it has In some casea already beta. It
Is regarded as expensive traffic.
The railroads offer In this connec
tlon the contradictory argument that
advances In ratea should not malm for
higher prices, In the same breath con
tending that they are forced to ;alse
their rates because ot the high cost of
living which haa led to a general ad
vance in the level of wages. Their plet
now Is that this adance In freight ratea
will b so widely distributed as to be
insignificant with respect to any one
article, but the consumer alwaya has
paid the freight and probably always
isacK io jpoots ana ueros.
Guarding agalnBt the "thrall of pro
prietary remedies," medical schools of
this country are manifesting a dtsposl
tlon to turn back to the roots and
herbs as healing agents which the
doctor of tbe saddle bag days used. Ad
milting lack of prescription work In
the colleges, but not quite ready to
acknowledge that medical students to
day learn lets about materia medlca
than the students of former dags, Tbe
New York Medical Journal declares
We are hopeful that we ehail return one
more to the use of the medicinal plants
and drugs for the utility of which tha ex
perience of thousanda of years vouchee.
This sentiment has been expressed recently
by an eminent teacher of pharmacology
who. In a prophetic message, sees a time
when medicine, "having thoroughly ruined
tt a digestion with synthetical remedies
and tented all the organs of tha animal
body, ' wilt return ones more to vegetable
drugs and employ them to greater ex
tent than it does at present. The tendency
of the times Is In thla direction; more and
more attention ia being paid In the achoola
to the Investigation of plant constituents.
and It Is not unlikely that tha teachers of
medicine may yet be led back to the
use of vegetable druge and away from
the synthetics, which are now enjoying
U HrtAl a. tuauw.
The Journal asserts, however, that
substantial progress has been made in
the medical colleges In the last decade,
adding that "Instructors have awak
ened to tbe necessity of relieving their
future graduates from the thrall of
the proprietary medicine manufac
turer." The layman, who 'as a possible pa
tient, must be conceded the right of a
personal Interest In this discussion , will
be glad to learn of a determination on
the part of the medical colleges to get
down to a more thorough system of!
teaching applied tberapeutK-a and ma-
terla medlca and while he may not
know much about tbe efficacy of herbs
and roots In thla connection, the or
dinary Individual will be Inclined to
look with favor oa a back-to-nature
cry although he may have less sym
pathy with the desire of the prescrip
tion artists to run the proprietary
medicines off the druggists' shelf.
For soma years there haa been a
growing belter that some medical
schools turned their graduates out into
the world with too little knowledge of
the properties, of drugs, physical,
chemical and therapeutical and this
theory Is given attention by The New
York Medical Journal. It is well,
therefore, that those responsible for
the increasing army of physicians each
year devote themselves to the Import
ance of more thorough preparation.
The man or woman who gives his life
to the treatment of human ailment
cannot be too thoroughly prepared or
too well posted on the medlclaes he
The people of Omaha have suddenly
thrust upon them a condition that
warrants careful and sober considera
tion. With the acquirement by the
city of the water plant and the sug
gested undertaking to acquire an elec
tric light plant for city purposes, with
newer determination of the city's
rights in Its dealings with other public
utility; corporations, the question of
municipal ownership or control takes
on a much bigger and more vital
It is especially Important at this
Juncture that the subject be dealt with
sanely, and that the public be not car
ried away on a wave of hysteria en
gendered by wild assertions of irre
sponsible individuals who promise
much, but perform little. The seri
ous and costly blunder made in the
proceedings to purchase the water
plant for the public should stand as a
permanent warning against precipitate
haste in another direction. If Omaha
Is to go further along the road to pub
He ownership of what are generally
classed as "public utilities," each step
should be carefully considered, and
the public should be given the fullest
opportunity to weigh all matters free
from prejudice purposely aroused by
The decision of the supreme court
in the gas case does not touch directly
on the question of municipal owner
ship, but has an Indirect bearing on
that point. It is the re-etatement in
stronger and clearer terms of the
power of the city over the corporations
that serve its citizens. The position
in which the lighting company finds
Itself is one that gives the public great
advantages and proves the wisdom
that was exercised on behalf of the
people In the stipulations Inserted In
the gas franchise contract when It was
last negotiated. -
Need for the Soott Bill.
The Alabama mine horror in which
more than 100 lives are reported lost
has had th effect of quickening notion
In congress for the passage of tbe
measure creating a bureau of mines
In the Department of the Interior. The
appalling frequency of these mine dis
asters haa convinced tho government
that it can no longer entrust to pri
vate enterprise the sacred duty of safe
guarding human life employed In the
mines. Those private agencies have
shown a woeful lack of efficiency in
this direction and thousands of lives
have paid the toll of mismanagement
or lack of management.
The bill In congress ia constructed
on comprehensive lines which it Is be
lieved will give a large measure of re
lief and protection to the miners.
Criminal negligence undoubtedly has
played a much larger part In these
mine accidents than coroners' Juries
have disclosed or mine owners have ad
mitted and this bill contemplates a re
duction of the possibility of this sort
of reckless Indifference to human
safety. Of the bill's enactment into law
there saems now to be no doubt. It
has only to go through tbe last process
of a conference and to receive the
president s signature and will, it ia un
derstood, encounter no obstacle in that
The funniest thing of the season Is
the brave effort that ia being made In
Lincoln to stay wet after voting dry.
With the courts called on to decide as
between convivial clubs and central
distributing stations the prospect of
suburban life-saving stations Is re
newed, although In the form of retalia
tion. Here Is an Item out of a Lin
Chairman Myers of the village tooard of
West Lincoln said last night that If Lin
coln permits the establishment of a whole
sale liquor house or a dispensary whereby
liquor can be secured, that West IJncoln
will consider the establishment of sa
loons. "If Lincoln keeps on sending
drunken cltiiens out this way." said,' Mr.
Myera, "we will be forced to retaliate.
West Lincoln Is an Incorporated village
and if the board of trustees decides to
grant a license that license will be good.
If Lincoln pretends to be dry we want to
It real!" itrv nn half-w-av measure
aD0Ut it " "
ta p.-ldentlv ud to th neighbor-
ing villages to stop dry Lincoln from
"sending drunken citiaens out this
way" and making tbe pretense of dry
ness a reality. Thla Is certainly home
rule and democracy with a venge
The Nebraska State Railway com
mission Is said to be hesitating about
making public the answers It received
to the resolutions transmitted to other
state commissions advising the presi
dent as to the disqualifications of as
pirant for supreme court appoint
ments. Make the answers public if
they contain anything of public inter
eat. We may have further vacancies
on the supreme bench later, and the
time to offer advice ts before, not
If Governor Shallenberger really
figures on calling the legislature In
special session there are a whole lot
of subjetts any one of which would
have just as much right to be Included
In the proclamation as any other.
When it comes to Inventing aa eraer.
OMAHA. SATUKDAV, MAY
gency there Is no constitutional limi
tation. It will be interesting to have this
debate settled as to who Is the ap
pointed mouthpiece of the colonel. In
the meantime Nicholas Longworth's
suggestion that Mr. Roosevelt proba
bly will himself make clear his posi
tion on his arrival Is entitled to some
"Uncle" la getting to be the favorite
appellation at Washington. There Is
"Uncle Joe" and "Uncle Jim" Wilson,
and now a Plttsburger addresses the
president as "Uncle Bill." Mr. Taft
might find some drawing power In the
term. The others have atuck pretty
Minister Henry T. Gage to Portugal
Is one of the old school statesmen.
Spurning the offer of a lot of women's
silk stockings from a London dealer,
he forthwith had eighteen pairs of
high-topped boots made.
Kansas City Times.
Western republicans may set thla down
aa certain; If the so-called administration
railroad bill was the right kind of a bill,
tha enthusiasm of Aldrlch and Steve Elklns
would be lacking.
Bare Thins I
Tha coincidence of a killing frost In Ne
braska and the refusal of the county com
missioners to let Mr. Bryan speak In the
court house must, of course, be regarded
merely as a coincidence.
Precedent aa n Pointer.
The supreme court decided that life In
surance la not Interstate commerce,. The
proposition that a telephone wire Is a
common carrier stands, before that court,
the chance of a snowball In eschatolegy.
A Seemly Thonabt.
We do not know what the colonel thought
when he stood silent before tha tomb of
Napoleon. We suspect, however, he may
have been speculating on how much mora
satisfactory It ia to be a live one than
a dead one.
Commerrlnllam and Patriotism.
Kansas City Times.
Speaking for the directors of the Com
mercial club, who have decided to drop the
demand for a. sane Fourth ot July, tha
secretary of the club says: "Hundreds of
merchants .have bought their Fourth of
July stock, and we do not want to con
fiscate any man's goods."
But They Want tho Money
St. Louis Globa-Deraocrat.
At this moment, when most ot the trans
continental railways are giving notice to the
Interstate Commerce commission that they
will advance ftelght rates on June 1, It
may be of some Interest to state that the
returns from tho roads continue to show
gains In gross Income, and In most cases
In net Income. Possibly tile commission
will call tha roada' attention, to thla little
A Partr Born of Progress.
New York Times (Ind.).
Men k old as Mr, Cannon ought to have
remembered that the republican party was
originally made up of bolters from the op
posite side, who were progressive enough
to see that slavery was doomed, and Inde
pendent enough to resist a party tyranny
of much the same sort that Capnonlsra has
until recently been. .Even If they Ignore
this significant fact In the history of their
party, they ought to recall the equally
significant fact that their party haa largely
owed Its successes for the last fourteen
years to democrats who were progressive
enough to see that Bryanlsm was -fatal to
the country, and Independent enough to
vote with Its opponents,
TK-HOlH LAW APPLIED.
Beneficial Decision for the Workln
Women of Illinois.
The decision of the Illinois supreme oourt
which upholds tho ten-hour law for work
ing women is In keeping with the principles
that have been enunciated by the courts of
other states and by the supreme court of
the United States. An old Illinois decision
that was relied on to defeat the law failed
to impress the higher court as tt had tha
court below. And the doctrine set forth
la fully sustained by the facts of human
life and by social and Industrial as well
a legal developments.
While tho world "moves judges ahould
not stand still, nor should they be blind
to what la going on about them, even
though Justice may wear a bandage over
Ita eyes. So our judges take cognisance
of working conditions and of tha differ
ences In the effect of those conditions
upon men and women, declare that what
they themselves know &s man they can
not profess to be Ignorant of as judgee
and lead up to this conclusion:
"It would, therefore, soem obvious that
legislation which limits tha number of
houns which women shall be permitted
to work to ten hours In a single day In
such employments aa are carried on In
mechanical establishments. 7 factories and
laundrtea would tend to preserve the
heaRh of woman and Insure the produc
tion .of vigorous offspring by them, and
would directly conduce to tha health,
morals and general walfare of the pub
lie, and that such legislation would fall
clearly within the police power of the
That ia the enlightened view of our
day, justified by the most Impressive lea
sons of etperitnee and wholly creditable
to the court, which ehows by Its deci
sion that It belongs to the livhig preeent
and not to the dead past.
Our Birthday Book
May T, 1810.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon was born May T,
US, at Guilford, N. C. "I'ncle Joe" haa
produced more commotion in the house dur
ing the last year than any of his prede
cessors Is the speaker'a chair for many a
day. He represents th Danville till.) dis
trict and amokea long black cigars during
all his waking hours.
F. D. Coburn, who embodies In himself
the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, ts
64 years old today, He was born In Jef
ferson county, Wisconsin, and thinks and
dreams agriculture atatlstlca. He Is known
as Coburn of Kansas by every one who
knows anything about modern scientific
William J. Stone. United States senator
from Missouri, U celebrating his sixty-second
birthday. He Is a native of Kentucky
and waa governor of Mlsaeurl and carries
the pet name of "Gumshoe Bill."
Tudor Jenk. author and mnini writer.
was born May 7. 11. in Brooklyn. He u"d
to be on the editorial staff ul the 6 1. Nich
In Other Lands
lde tights oa What la Trans,
lrlag. Ameng the Hear and
Par stations of tha Earth.
For several years past Australians have
been prodded with the Insinuating Idea
that tha Asiatics would eventually over
run the empire of the Houth Pacific. The
development of Jnpan and tha awakening
of China furnished workable material for
raoe agitators and supplied an excuse for
exclusion laws directly against Orientals.
How deep and widespread la this fear waa
made apparent In the Impressive welcome
accorded the Crews of the American battle
fleet two years ago. In public and private
greetings Australians expressed the hope
that In the anticipated conflict of the races
they would have a staunch friend In the
American republic. With equal bluntneee
the alliance of "the mother country" with
Japan Waa criticised. In these circum
stances It la not surprising that General
Lord Kitchener found the colonies eagerly
receptive for alarmist military plans. Ills
preliminary report on the military needs of
Australia calls for a standing army of
80.000 man. Less than that number cannot
bo relied upon to prevent invasion, safe
guard the opulent eoamt cltiea and perpetu
ate the supremacy of tha Anglo-saxons.
An adequate navy will supplement the land
forces. Should tha Asiatics fall to Justify
the tears of the Australians It Is confidently
believed the valiant defenders will make a
glorloua record in the colonial appropria
All quiet en the Thames! The hall of
Westminster are deserted and the poli
ticians have gone to their several homes
to rest for a few weeks. On the 26th Inst,
the commons and tha lords will reassemble
the first named for the transaction of
generej business and the latter to diseusa lt
own reformation. Meanwhile the radical
Lioyd-Qeorgo la waving the budget plumes
of victory over the headlands of Wales and
prayerfully noting the groans of the land
lords aa they fork over Incresaed taxes.
Prrme Minister Asqulth and Mr. Palfour
carefully observe tha conditions of the
armtsttc, while . Redmond. O'Brien and
Healy are as peaceful and charming to
look upon aa a trio of eheruba in a Christ
ina picture. The calm usually preceding
a storm hangs like a pall over the disunited
political kingdom. The only disturbance
worth noting IS the rude assertion of a
scientist that the first born of the family Is
not the iest quality, hence the peers, being
the flpt born, are Inferiors and defectives,
who should be driven to the rear and com
pelled to work for a living. Unfortunately
for tho first born peers the British con
stitution do not prohibit "cruel and un
The failure of the Bulgarians, Servians
and Hersegovlnans to decorate the Bal.
kans with genuine war clouds last spring
raised the fighting Spirit of the neigh
boring Albanians and they are out for the
a K er. i. w .
w n. i urKn. just wnat the row
I about keeps continental wrltera guess
ing. In some .quarters it Is said the Al
banians are Christian crusaders, resisting
Moslem blgotfy. Others assert they are
rebelling against Turkish liberality which,
they claim, menaces Moslem supremacy.
Whatever the cause may be. there Is suf
ficient religious dynamite in the ruction to
Insure material for a few new cemeteries.
The Albanians are a turbulent people, lov
ing a fight for the passion of it. and aa
agile as goats In the mountain battle
The sporting Idle rich of Ireland are as
active aa the alien landlord In opposing
peasant proprietorship of the land. Small
farms mean : many fences of modern barb
wire, which la both dangerous and annoy
ing to the gentry who gallop over the coun
try chasing) foies and hares. It Is urged In
their belief that 8.750 people hunt and to
gether spend at leaat 12,560,000 annually In
Ireland, and that the sport therefore de
serves consideration. It is something of a
novelty to have fox hunting defended on
economic grounds, as compared with the
Intensive culture of such fertile soli as Ire
land haa or might have, probably aome
compromise can be reached by which aport
can be kept up in reasonable measure, but
when It conflicts with the aerioua buinesa
of life It must give way.
Some Interesting statistics are published
aoout the growth In he emDlovmnt nt
women In Germany. Vrom 1896 to. 1907,
twelve years, while the employment of men
decreased 20 per cent, tho number of women
employed Increased 67 per cent. There were
,0O,0O9 women employed In the latter year,
aa agalnet 8,000,008 In the former, and a full
third of the economic labor of the empire
la at present being carried on by woman.
The Increase has been largest in agrlcul
tuial pursuits, which employed I.SoO.OCO
women In J90T, aa agalnet ,7),000 In MM.
This denote an Increase In respect of agri
culture o 87 pr oent, as compared with
an Increase in reapect of Industry of 38 per
The policy of the Blsmarckian policy of
Germanising the Polish provinces of West
Prussia and Poaen la de-tailed n a recent
report of the colonisation commission, sub
mitted to the lower house of tha PrusMlan
Diet. Up to January 1 of this year the ex
periment cost tha enormous aum of I10S.-
683.340. Oft holding of about thirty ores
each 131 800 Germans have been settled.
Th net coat has been at the rate of $117
an acre, tha land alone costing nearly $109
an acre. For each family of five persons
the average cost haa been nearly $4,4B0.
Presumably some financial return la ex
pected from th settled families, but mean
while compound Interest runs heavily
against the state. Only SO per cent of the
lajid taken haa been bought by compulsion
from Polish owner, and at present only is
per cent is so purchased. The land costs
five time as much a when the process
began twenty-four years ago. It is not the
Poles who are being displaced at such ex
pense, but large German land owners
whose former estates averaged 1.300 acre
Preoedenta for tonrtly Whiskers.
New York Globe.
Investigation of the precedents in a long
line of distinguished casea shows Justice
Hughes can wear his whisker on tho
bench and wear 'em any way he pleases.
The records show that Chief Justice Walte
had a beard of the granger variety. Jus
tice Lamar had one of th southern colonel
Ope. Judge tiainuel Illatchford wore Gal
way "sluggers." Justice Hlilras wore
"mutton chop." and Judge Horace Gray
Nor wa It Chief Justice Puller who got
Justlc Brewer to cut off his beard. 'Tra
dition says II was Mrs. Brown, th wife or
Justice Brown, who persuaded Justice
Brewer h would Improv his look by re
moving his whiskers. Justice Brewer took
her advice, and everybody agreed he waa
made much handsomer by the change.
Trouble t baling Trusts.
Now Missouri is Cuing to try tu evict the
meat packer. Even the trusts are feeling
Ihe baleful Influence of the cumut. They
are hardly uut Of one difficulty when they
fird theinxlve tu another, an.l ther Uode
Iroultle in one statu, uuly tu find another
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The Ohio legislature passed an act mak
ing mandatory tha direct nomination of
candidates for congress.
Rhode Island and New Tork have nega
tived the federal Income tax amendment.
Score to date 1 for, S against.
'The short and ugly word" Is utterly
unable to convey tha surging feelings of.
Senator Lo rimer to his political enemies.
One of the startling projects of the
socialistic government of Milwaukee Is a
"no seat, no fare" law for the benefit of
street car patrons. Seats make for socl-.
ability, and that helps some.
By cutting out champagne cocktails and
porterhouse steaks, and restricting tlfclr
appetites to boiled dinners from Jackpots,
one member of the last Illinois legislature
saved enough money to pay off a mort
gage, another bought a house and four
more started bank accounts. A rare record
of economy for legislators.
There la much talk In Chicago of organ
ising a commission of experts to determine
Just what a "Jackpot" Is. Local news
papers are flooded with anxious calls for
enlightenment. Many suppose the "Jack
pot,, is a rare animal brought from South
Africa by Colonel McCutcheon and con
algned to the Lincoln park aoo. This sup
position lacks confirmation. Those who
examined the specimen exhibited In the
bathroom of a St. Louis hotel Intimate that
that Jackpot was a bird.
LOOKING O.V THE ll'SItt IDK.
rapacity for Recovery from Cold
Wall Street Journal.
Such a climate disturbance as that which
covered Ihe upper portion of th Missis
sippi drainage basin on Saturday and has
meanwhile traveled farther south and east,
Is the natural reaction of a premature rise
In temperature which had occurred during
the earlk-r portion of April, resulting In a
much earlier planting and seeding of crops
than has usually been the case. One ex
treme has followed another with the result
of Inflicting enormous damages on vege
tation which wa unseasonably early in
its development. Yet there are certain
mitigating circumstances which should be
taken into account before the business
Judgment of the country finally coins Into
net values the results of such a catastro
phe. It should be remembered, to begin with,
that orchards and vegetables have had a
much better start than usual and cons'
quently a much greater opportunity to at
tain that degree of hardiness which resists
relapses Into cold weather even to freezing
temperatures. On this account, there may
be much less damage than waa at first es
timated. Furthermore, the fruit trees In
many of the orchard districts could un
dergo the loss of half of their bearings
without prejudicing the quality and the
marketable quantity of the ultimate yield.
For most other crops, any fatal damage
nv.y be paitly recouped by replanting un
der highly favorable conditions of the soil.
Winter wheat and rye are too old to be
hurt, and spring wheat and oats are too
young to b Injured beyond recovery or
reseedlng. With a gradual return of sea
sonable weather. It will be found that, in
spite of the inevitable damage extending to
millions of dollars, the capacity for recov
ery will soon assert -Itself, and th mark
of the Btorm within thirty days or more be
very largely obliterated.
I , i )
STEEL PASSICNtiKH COACHES.
Hnrrlmnn Line Outrank Rival In
- Modern Eqnlyment.
I'pon th delivery of 424 all-steel passen
ger car just ordered from the Pullman
company, the Harrlman lines will have
more steel equipment than any other rail
road system in the United States. The
claim Is made that fully one-third of the
entire system will then be of the all-steel
Distinctive pre-eminence In tha use of all
steel cars has hitherto been enjoyed by
th Pennsylvania system, which, with re
cent orders, soon will have 900 passenger
coaches of that type. But, Including the
present order, the Harrlman lines by the
end of th year will have 825 suoh cars
in service. Furthermore, It Is believed that
within five years every passenger train on
th Harrlman system will be of ateel con
struction. The marked advantages of all-steel pas
senger cars is their ability to withstand fire
and their Indestructabillty In wrecks. Fre
quent collisions have occurred in which
the metal coach and Us burden of human
freight have escaped unscathed, while the
old fashioned wooden car has been splin
tered and twisted into a mass fit only for
the Junkshop. Xo clans of men are quicker
to reallx th possibilities of economy In
operation than railroad manager usually
are, and It Is to the credit of the directors
of the Pennsylvania and Harrlman lines
that they have recognized the value of the
all-steel coach ahead of their rivals. It Is a
good deal cheaper to lessen serious wreck-,
age by investing In preventive agenta than
to be called upon to pay death claims as a
result of e ther parsimony or a too cautious
conservatism In dealing with a new Im
provement. Very Xrar th Limit."
It may be "good buslne.ts" to advertise
the expected preren-e of the president of
the t'nlted Htatra at base ball gnics, on
bill boards with letters a foot hlh, as was
don in Pittsburg last week, but It cer
tainly ts in pretty bid UHe. As Mr. Tsft
lias remarked It is "very near the limit."
anil Ihe practice will only rextilt In com
pelling th profldent to stay away fiom.
tho games, a thing uhich probably neither
Mr. Tsft nor the buss bull muusgbrs want
tu brln about.
W and Increased
in quality and
food at home
end lieallH v J?i
Benevolent Lady (to ahow girl) And, dl
child, have you no homeT
Show Girl Yes. indeed. My father
mother have both married again, and
am welcome at cither placf. Ufe.
"You never auote poetry In youi
No. replied Senator sorghum; "quot.
Ing poetry Is too often like sending an
atumymoue letter. A man reanrta To It
when ho wants to say something and shift
the responsibility of authorship." Wash'
"Honepty. my son," said the millionaire,
"Is the best policy."
"Well, perhaps II Is, dad," rejoined th
youthful philosopher; "but It strikes m
you have done pretty well nevertheless."-
Quick Lunch Waitress How do you Ilk
your ergs, alrf
Hardened Patron In their teens. Puck.
"Why do you refer to Mayor Gaynor a
a public benefactor?"
"Good gracious, don't 'ffu remember!
He's tho man who made after dinimr
speeches unpopular!" Cleveland Pla.i
"I'll run over to your place come day
and get you to give me a bite."
"Let me know beforehand, then, so you
won't get It from our bulldog." Baltimore
Doctor I shall have to forbid you smok
ing,, drinking and staying out late nights.
Patient Oh, doctor, be original! My
wife's done that already." Boston Tran
script. JUSTICE HUGHES' WHISKESS.
Th most Important item in th dally grist
Relates and appertains to the honor paid to
He's going to be a Justice and wear a
Which lends especial virtue to decisions
With scales that measure truly he will
weigh the wicked trust,
And If he tells It to repent, repent it real!
The very fate of nations will be settled by
He'll airily cast cant aside, and call a spad
But ere the chamber he Invades, where
lawyers speak with awe, .
And beardless faces seem to go with knowl
edge of the law.
There's Just a single point of doubt re
maining to be cleared
Oh, will h seek a barber first and sacri
fice Ills beard?
Full many a year those whiskers dens
have clustered 'round his chin.
Until the public had to guess what fae
was hid therein;
Why. we should scarcely know him wer
he treated to a shave;
'Tls that we like him as he Is, the ertsla
seems so grave.
If he Intends to follow styles adopted by
He'll have to get the whiskers, moved, not
only soon, but short.
Yet Hti'hes is such an able man, so logical
The oher Judges mv yet learn the plao
wberA heard helonff.
lAnd each one 1 his rasor rust, forgotten
on the shelf,
Concluding It a better plan to raise a
There's chsrscter In whiskers, ancient
saves had a lot;
If modern Jowls must not be draped, we
want to know why not.
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