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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1910.
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STATEMENT OV CIRCULATION.
Stute of Nebraska, Douglus County, ss:
Ueoige. li. 'i'SMchuck, treasurer of The
llee 1'uhllslilng Company, being Ulily sworn,
say" that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning,
Kw iiIiik and Sunday Dee printed during the
month of May, lido, wus as follows:
1 41,300 17 43,630
I., 43,450 IS 43,030
1 43,880 . 1 43,660
4 43,810 20 43,000
6 43,680 21 43,000
6 ,43,640 22 41,460
7 .43,690 23 43,740
1 41,370 24 43,330
9 43,150 Si 43,090
10 43,660 20 43,370
11 43,670 27 43,400
12 43,600 28 43,650
II. 43,030 29 41,300
14 43,850 , 80 43,370
li 41,600 II 44,130
Returned copies . . . . . 8,986
Met Total 1,316,339
Daily Average 43,358
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chanced as often as requested.
There Is always little satisfaction In
blaming It on a dead man.
Even Mr. Hearst will have to admit
that it was some reception.
The colonel almost dellonized Africa,
while Europe completely lionized him.
Speaking of big hats, did you ever
try to get past one in a passenger ele
vator? One thing) this 'weather will make
the asphalt soft for the aeronauts to
The only bad feature about congress
adjourning ia that the Chautauqua
When it comes to writing letters
Charley Wooster can keep up with the
best of them.
The czar should remember, though,
that the big stick, to be effective, must
be wielded by a big man.
The Lob Angeles girl who Jilted the
youth, who then took to burglary, cer
tainly was no nature faker.
Not one of these aviators has gone
as high and stayed as long in their
flight aa Mr. Cost-of-Livlng.
Well, if J. Adam Bede does go to
the Minnesota legislature the next ses
sion will not be dull, anyway.
Colonel Watterson will please take
note that he's back and the govern
ment at Washington still lives.
Having failed on water, perhaps Sir
Thomas Llpton might be persuadod to
enter one of our aerial cup-lifting
With a sprained ankle the mayor of
San Francisco can hardly be expected
to kick the governor's antl-flght order
in the head.
That fellow who asked "Who is this
man ltooBevelt?" and was tossed into
the sea probably thinks he is a friend
of old Neptune's.
After the election, if Tennessee's
governor stays in the race, the people
of that state can answer tho old query,
"Who struck Billy Patterson?"
Dr. Hyde, we are told, la beginning
to fret at being in prison. Imprison
ment under such circumstances is lia
ble to make most any man a trifle fret
ful. The murder of one preacher by an
other in a Kentucky church suggests
that prohibition is not the only thing
they need in the grand old Blue Grass
state. , ,
The consolidation of two South
Omaha banks would seem to indicate
that tire Idea of annexation In Itself
carries, no terrors even for South
Omaha. - .
Those Nebraska druggists ought at
least to have put themselves on record
on the question of special bargain
sales of "police damaged goods" in
Governor Shallenberger declares
that no one man should be permitted
to dictate what should go into the
state platform, and then proceeds to
dictate what shall not go Into it.
Croat ame. this game of politics.
Completing th Record.
With the enactment of the railroad
and statehood bills congress prac
tically completes its labors and prob
ably will be able to adjourn this week.
This hag been one of the most active
and notable sessions of late years and,
on the whole, productive of a vast
amount of constructive legislation de
manded by the people in their election
of the republican ticket in 190S, for
the program Just fulfilled represents
the principal items in the platform and
pledges Mr. Taft and his party offered
aa their promise to the voters two
years ago. The administration and re
publican majority in congress may well
afford to face the people In the fall
campaign with the confident expecta
tion of recetving their acclaim of "well
done" and a vote of endorsement.
Among the more prominent and im
portant measures enacted since the
congress was elected are the tariff,
railroad, postal savings, statehood bills,
some conservation measures, the bill
creating tho bureau if mine rd the
appropriation enabling t'.e tariff board
to prosecute its lrvcstlgations of the
operation of tho maximum and mini
mum clause, making it the equivalent
of a permanent tariff commission.
Every one of these bills contains pro
visions which the country has needed
and demanded and they, together with
the minor work of congress, constitute
all the record of achievement the ma
jority party will require this fall.
The perfection of this program has
not been accomplished without the
most persistent obstruction and irri
tating filibustering on the minority's
part, even when measures the demo
cratic party in its own platform had
demanded were under discussion. For
political reasons the opposition would
like to have defeated the statehood and
postal savings bills, but were overrid
den by republican persistence.
Majority Bale in the House.
The new rule adopted by the house
of representatives, designed to provide
an outlet against the so-called smother
ing of a bill in committee, must be a
move in the direction of giving the
membership of the house better con
trol over legislation or It could not
have enlisted the 'jractlcf.Hy unani
mous support of regulars, insurgents
and democrats. The purport is to
make it possible by majority vote of
the whole house to recall a bill from
committee and place it on file, subject
to be called up for action in the usual
way. This is only another declaration
that, the majority shall rule vithout
undue obstruction, and yet the whole
record of the present session, including
the adoption of the present rule in
question, is proof poeitlve that the real
majority can not be prevented from
ruling whenever it asserts itself. It
ia notable that after all the clamor of
the democrats in congrosa about this
and that real evil or imaginary wrong
in the house, the only opposition to
this change came from , tho minority
party, two of whose members violently
denounced the new rule on the floor.
If the right to recall a bill is invoked
only on occasions for which it is in
tended, namely, when a bill command
ing the favor of a majority Is being
deliberately withheld in committee, it
wfll, no doubt, prove serviceable and
beneficial. The temptation, however,
will always be present for members to
proceed by log rolling to tie several
measures together for the purpose of
forcing action on all of them when none
by itself could secure the needed ma
jority of the votes on its own merits.
If such an abuse should develop from
the new rule it will have to undergo
The Lumber Bate Ruling.
The ruling of the Interstate Com
merce commission in the lumber cases,
to which Omaha shippers were parties,
is of more than ordinary significance
as indicating the manner in which the
commission Is disposed to view cases
of this kind. The opinion, written by
Commissioner Clark, goes into detail
and sots forth the situation so clearly
that there can be no misunderstanding
The commission had previously in
other cases issued orders that the rate
on lumber from southern mills should
be no higher to Lincoln than it was to
Omaha, and again later that it should
be no higher to Des Moines than it was
to Omaha. In each of these cases in
stead of reducing the higher rate to
the rate which had previously pre
vailed to Omaha the railroads had
raised the rate to Omaha first to that
which had been maintained to Lincoln,
and then again to that which had
been maintained to Des Moines in all
an increase of approximately 20 per
cent. Had the railroads been content
with the returns they were getting un
der their old schedules they would
have equalized by striking a mean be
tween the two rates, whereas the dou
ble increase actually brought them ad
ditional revenue as the result of a de
cision of the Interstate Commerce
commission intended to give the ship
pers relief from rates that appeared
to be discriminating and excessive. As
it Is, the present order of the Inter
state Commerce commission still
leaves the rate on lumber higher than
it was to Omaha at the time Lincoln
obtained its first order for equalisation
and higher even than Lincoln was pay
ing at that time.
The moral of it all is that it is not
safe for the Interstate Commerce com
mission simply to order an equalisa
tion of rates for one city as compared
with other cities, because that evi
dently means simply a raising of the
rate all around. What must be dons
In these cases hereafter is to ask the
commission to fix the rate Itself, and
i.tbu way U prevent the railroad
from using such orders as an excuse
for rate-raising. It is plainly a good
deal safer to trust the Interstate Com
merce commission to fix the rate when
ever thus disputed than to leave it to
the railroads to try to take an ell when
it is their turn to move up only an
Be Wary of the Water.
The swimming season is upon its
and those boys who do not know the
art will want to learn it. Every boy
and man, and girl and woman, too, for
that matter, should know how to swim.
But the mero feat of swimming In not
nearly so hard to learn as is the lesson
of proper caution.
It la not always the poorest swim
mer, or the non-swimmer, who is
drowned, but many times the most
adept. Too frequently a daredevil
spirit of adventure oes along with
proficiency in swimming, and water
seems to have a natural antipathy for
recklessness. Many times in the courso
of a season we hear of expert swim
mers being drowned bocausi) they de
pend too much on thslr prowess aid
realize too little their frailty. Acci
dents will befall the mighty swimmer
almost as readily as the poor swimmer.
Tho other day a prominent judgo in
Tennessee, out rowing .vith, eome
friends, boasted of ' being -.he best
swimmer in his county, and, to prove
his skill, leaped out into the water
and started to swim away, but sank
Instead. The water was mid and he
was sensitive to it bis heart failed
and he died.
Teach the boy to swim, but while
you are doing it, teach htm to keep his
head and take no unnecessary chances.
Of course, it is a little difficult to guard
against weak hearts, but it is e.i3y to
avoid useless danger. Only when the
accident happens one wonders why he
had not thought to impress the lesson
Bad Men in Massachusetts.
The country accepts, as a matter of
fact, reports of bad men in the west
and is little disturbed when it reads of
the commission of some highway crime
In what was once the borderland, but
to hear that "bad men" are rampaging
in Massachusetts must certainly shock
the universe. Yet, we are told by the
staid and sage Boston Transcript that
"We have our bad men in Massachu
setts as well as in the new far west."
In Massachusetts, that state of
Puritanism and culture, blue laws and
baked beans, with its Plymouth Rock,
its Boston Common and Faneuil hall,
the very "cradle of liberty!" If one
of Boston's own papers had not told
us this we would not believe it. But
the fact is, in chaste Springfield an
atrocity was recently committed that
appalled the entire state and soon
after a sheriff at Charlemont was wan
tonly murdered. . Both crimes were
dastardly and well might appall Mass
achusetts, but still it will be hard for
the world to realize that "even in
Massachusetts we have our bad men."
Why, they speak of "like the far
new west." The far new west has long
ago forgotten that it had any bad men.
Everybody is good out here, and if
things get much worse in Massachu
setts we may have to send a few re
formed bad. men down there to
straighten them out and they could do
it without any difficulty, for they
know how to handle the shooting irons.
Or, perhaps, we might spare the cele
brated Beatrice bloodhounds that have
been so Instrumental in running the
last remnant of "bad men" out of this
One of the candidates for the demo
cratic nomination for congress in this
district suggests that the aspirants de
bate the issues face to face rather than
fight duels with ink pots through open
letters in the public prints. He for
gets that it costs money to hire halls,
while a communication to the editor is
mailed for 2 cents, or in most cases
delivered in person.
Governor 6hallenberger gets a two
column eulogy from Congressman
Hitchcock's World-Herald for boosting
for democratic harmony, and Insisting
on putting up a united front against
the republicans. If now he will only
say that Mr. Bryan should keep out of
the senatorial race and give Mr. Hitch
cock a free field he can have a whole
Local committeemen of the anti
Saloon league have had notice served
on them from headquarters that they
"will within the next few days receive
the most Important communication
sent from this office in recent years."
Can it be possible that the funds are
all gone and that another church col
lection is needed?
It would be more than interesting
to a lot of people if Congressman
Hitchcock would tell exactly what he
was doing here in Omaha while his
colleagues were putting the final touch
on the railroad bill and the statehood
bills in Washington.
Douglas county, which casts one
tenth of the total vote of Nebraska, is
entitled to have four delegates in the
populist state convention. At that
there are no indications as yet of any
crowding or jostling to get in on the
Governor Shallenberger is still
preaching complete divorce of the
management of state Institutions from
politics and at the same time using
very Job in those institutions worth
having to reward democratic ple-biters
for political service.
The only mistake Mr. Roosevelt has
made In his home-coming trip is In not
landing at San Francisco, for a trans
continental entry into Oyster Hay, with
Omaha as the center of the triumphal
The World Herald man writes an
editorial disguised as a communication
from a crazy man in the Insane asylum
at Lincoln. Not much needed for a
American girls have been declared the
best in the world, then American hus
bands liavo received the medal as bost of
th"lr cluss, and now the same rank Is given
to American mothers. Truth, mightier even
than modesty, compels us reluctantly to
confess that, taken as a whole, we beat
A Iteeord of Sueers.
It was another Taft victory to have the
senate adopt the 130,000,000 reclamations
amendment to the conservation bill. The
railroad bill, the postal savings bank bill
and the conservation bill now seem as
sured of enactment; and tho prospect
grows that even the statehood bill will so
thtough before adjournment. Here Is suc
Ran, William, or We Perish."
A serious movement Is on foot in Ne
braska to make Mr. Bryan a United States
senator. Petitions are in circulation ask
ing him to bo a candidate for the position.
As Nebraska has a law providing for the
so-called Oregon system of choosing sen
ators, tho next election will be virtually
by direct vote of the people, so they are
free to have Mr. Bryan If they want him.
Novel Democratic Ailment.
New York Tribune.
A candidate for the democratic nomina
tion for governor in Pennsylvania with
drew on the eve of the state convention
on the plea that he hadn't a strong heart.
But democratic candidates for office in
Pennsylvania are seldom subjected to per
ilous excitements. They can usually run
tor office without the slightest dangr of
the prospect of victory getting on their
Noises Set to Music.
At last the problem of the noises of
civilization has reached a near-solution.
A Boston woman of altruistic tendencies
has opened a school for the Instruction of
peddlers, ragmen, arubs and other shout
era in the street in the art of a musical
presentation of their wares and wants to
the community. If this movement spreads
wo may ' In time In our streets have
Anelranel toomats!" announced to the
strains of "Hear Me, Norma!" or "Rags,
bones, old iron!" "Wash tubs to mend!"
and "Devil krebs!" borne melodiously to
tho public ears to the air of "I Have
Sighed to Hest Me," or the "Intermezzo."
In fact the possibilities of Buch a move
ment are too far-reaching to oiupasa.
Nelson Herald: One of tho results of the
Omaha Commercial club's recent trade ex
cursion' Into South Dakota may be the
building of the long-talked-of railroad be
tween Omaha and Yankton.
Plattsmouth News; Who is entitled to
for the enactment of the postul
savings bank bill. Hitchcock and the
Hnrulrt or Ilosewater And The Bee? Both
qlsiiu the honor just, like Cook and Peary
quarreled about the, , pole.
sttomsbura- News:. Omaha has several
apartment houses for bachelors, and an en
terprising lady with some .capital ana a
sentimental disposition Is planning to erect
an apartment house for bachelor g(rls,
where men will not be admitted. Great
scheme; and it originated in Omaha.
Kenrnev Hub: Dahlman tells his Omaha
friends that he expects to treola his voU
in Kearney at the coming primaries over
that received two years ago. Mayor Jim
must remember that Governor Shallun-
berger ha been mixing dope in Kearney
too, and that he Is a clover mixer.
Kulrhurv Gazette: Editor Poynter of the
Albion Argus clinches the argument that
Congressman Hitchcock of Omaha is no
plutocrat by saying that the congressman
ato dinner with the editor one day. That
ought to settle the matter and Edgar
Howard stands convicted of "llarblllty."
rarjtlllon Times: Omaha Is going to have
an aviation meotlng In July, at which time
we may all have the opportunity or seeing
snm of the greatest air ship sailors In the
country perform. Twelve years ago people
who attended the Transmlssissippi exposi
tion In Omaha were permitted to rido about
a. hlock in an automobile, one of the first
ever exhibited In the west. Now it is the
heavier than air ship that will sail over
this same territory. Evidently things arc
Blair Pilot: Judge A. U Sutton of Omaha
has announced his candidacy -for the repub
lic n nomination for congress In this, sec
ond district. That's the best news we've
heard yet, for Tom Blackburn Is an out-and-out
standpatter and can never have our sup
port under any circumstances. Blackburn
has made a bluff at Sutton to say just wnai
he stands for, evidently thinking a pro-o-ressiva
has no show iu this district. We
hope the Judge will call that bluff and say
Just what he stands for and we runner
i,nriA hn will take a ulace alongside Cum
mins, Dolllver, La Follette, et al. In his
beliefs, as we think he will, and then he
can just leave the result to the intelligent
voters of the district.
Columbus Journal: There appears to bo
some Dahlman sentiment among th demo
crats of Columbus, but the sentiment Is
not strong enough to break the grip the
local machine has on the party In Platte
county. Platte county has the strongest
and most brutal organization In tho state.
No man or set of men have ever been able
to nrv loose the srrlD of the machine, and
any attempt to do so this year will prove
a failure. The machine has decided ' that
Platte county democrats shall not support
Dahlman. The friends of tne umani man
mav be able to sneak in a few votes tor
him at the primary election, but the bosses
will see to It that no organized errort is
mni to boost for the man who has defied
Bryan, Shallenberger and Edgar Howard.
Our Birthday Book
June 80. 1910,
David J. Brewer, associate justice of the
supreme court, was born June 20, 1867, at
Smyrna In Asia Minor. He was appointed
to the court from Kansas, where he prac
ticed law, and the vacancy created by his
death Is to be filled by the appointment
of Governor Hughes of New York.
Charles F. Murphy, head boss of Tam
many hall, la celebrating bis fifty-second
birthday today. He has been a politician
and public official most of his life, but
as chief of Tammany hall Is only a private
Robert C. Ogden, rt-tired merchant and
philanthropist, was born June SO, lb3A, in
Philadelphia. He has devoted himself
largely to the education -of the negro In
the south. He was a member of the firm
f John VYaiiamaker company up to MOT.
Around New York
stipples the Oarrent x.lfe
as u la the Great Amsrloan
MstTopolls from Day to Pay-
One after another the political and of
ficials swaps which have flourished In
New York for years past are withering
under the persistent explorations of
Mayor Gaynor. The other Any he
went out on a tour of discovery and
bumped Into a nest of grafters admlnlS'
terlng the naturalisation In the post
office building. There the mayor and his
detective uncovered an extensive practice
of blackmail upon foreigners applying for
certificates of naturalization. Applicants
for naturalization who could afford to
pay the officials levying blackmail rang
ing from ft to 125 a head were taken out
of the line and received their certificates,
while others after waiting for hours were
turned off without them. When the
mayor complained of this to the federal
judge administering the ' naturalization
laws he was told that the fault was In
the failure of the government to supply
a sufficient official force. But this did
not satisfy the mayor. He could not see
a connection between the pressure upon
the courts administering the naturaliza
tion laws and the levy of blackmail upon
applicants for citizenship. Accordingly
he has made his complaint to Attorney
General Wlckersham, who promises to in
vestlgate the scandal.
The tragic history of the famous Greely
polar expedition of 1881-4 was told over
again one afternoon last week In a German
restaurant along the water front In Ho
boken, when three out of the original seven
survivors mot for the first time In twenty
five years and recalled their experiences.
The men were Henry H. Blederblck, Maur
ice Connell and Francis Long, reports the
New York Times.
Mr. Blederblck, who Is secretary of the
Arctic Club of America, is a United States
customs Inspector, with offices on Pier 1
of the Bremen line at Hoboken.
Mr. Connell Is chief of the United States
weather bureau at San Jose, Cal., and Mr.
Long la in the same service In New York
City. There are two other survivors of
the expedition, General A. W. Greely, who
commanded It, and D. L. Bralnard, now a
colonel In the Philippines, where he has
charge of the commissary department. Gen
eral Greely Is with his family In Florence,
Mr. Blederblck and Mr. Long meet fre
quently, as both are living- in New York,
but neither has met Connell since the ex
pedition, or what was left of It, was
brought back to the United States by Ad
mlral Schley, who commanded one of the
three relief expeditions sent In search of
the Greely party In 18S4.
Connell coming to New York involves a
romantio incident in Itself, for he came to
meet a sister whom he hadn't seen for
forty years. Mr.) Connell left Ireland when
he was a boy, and his family a few yeara
later lost all trace of him. His sister did
not know he was alive until she read an
account of the Greely expedition a short
time ago in a newspaper.
This account of the expedition mentioned
the name and address of Mr. Blederblck,
and she at once communicated with him.
Me sent her Connell's address and she
came to New York. From here she sent
word to the Paclflo ooast and Mr. Connell
at once came to New York. When he ar
rived yesterday he went first to the
weather bureau office in Broadway and
greeted Mr. Long. Neither had seen the
other for a quarter of a century and there
was considerable handshaking. Finally
Long suggested that both go over to Ho
boken and call upon Blederblck.
They found the customs man busy among
a pile of books, and Connell waited outside
the little office as his part in the surprise
the two had prepared, while Long and
"There's somebody outside who wants to
see you," said Long, finally.
"Let's have a look at him," replied
Blederblck reaching for his hat.
A minute later Connell and Blederblck
met face to face. They looked at each
other a full minute and then both hands
"Morry," said Blederblck.
"Harry," replied Connell, while tears
Btarted in the eyes of both and their hands
went up and down like pump handles.
where a towering twenty-two-story sky
scraper stood six weeks ago, there Is now
a vacant lot. As the ground is worth 1676
a square foot, or 129,403,000 an acre, the
lot ni l not remain vaousit very long. Within
a few months the new thlrty-two-story
Bankers' Trust company building will have
risen in its place.
Twelve years ago the GUUnder building
accupylng one of the moat desirable cor
ners in the Wall street district, diagonally
across from J. P. Morgan St Co.'s offloes,
was the tallest office building in the world.
It was occupied by such prominent firms
as A. M. Kidder & Co. and the Manhattan
This Is the first time that such a high
class office building, representing the best
type of modern fireproof construction, has
been torn down to make way for a stilt
more elaborate structure. The GUUnder
building cost about 1600,000 to build, and
(JO.OOO to remove. It was the loftiest struc
ture in the world that was ever deliberately
demolished, rising, with the tower sur
mounting It, SOS feet above the street
"It's the biggest Job of its kind ever
undertaken," said A. Volk, the contractor,
who is doing the work. 'The structure was
so solidly built some of the stones taken
out weighing nearly 1,000 pounds that
would have lasted 100 years. Like most of
our skyscrapers, it was a steel frame struc
ture, with floors' and partitions of hollow
tile blocks and walls of stone and brick
a type of construction which even the
San Francisco earthquake and conflagra
tion could not destroy. The steel beams
and girders, which were protected from rust
and corrosion by tile blocks, show no sign
of wear after doing twelve years' duty, and
can be used again. It was Impossible to
save the floors and partitions; they were so
firm that the only way to get them out was
to knock them to pieces."
Roosevelt and His Gold Box.
By this time Mr. Roosevelt has probably
found time to open the gold casket which
was presonted to him by the city of Lon
don, and discovered tbat the solemn city
fathers have played on him the same Joke
they played on General Grant and Garboldi.
It Is not the freedom of the city that the
casket holds. It Is only the pious opinion
of the city that he ought to possess It,
with which we all agree. But only the
British subjeot can swear that he will be
"good and true to our Sovereign Lord
King George." And when Mr. Roosevelt
opens bis box of compliments he will find
tho city merely saying that If he were
only an Englishman he would be the sort
of Englishman London would like him
Caeabt Between Bases,
The democratic senators are somewhat
ruefully discovering that they lost a
chance to secure minority representation
on the tariff board, being so busy bush
whacking for political effect that they
overlooked a practical opportunity to
Nat Goodwin boupht a California nrnnpe
orchard for the wife who Is now bidding
him farewell. She'll have some nice flowers
for the next time.
Prof. Lowell announces that he his dis
covered a new canal a thousand miles In
length on Mars. The ranal developed be
tween May and September of last year.
Quanah Farker of Oklahoma, chief of the
Comanche Indians, son of a white mother
and an Indian father, Is making his eight
eenth visit to the home of the "Great White
The kaiser's sore thumb Is getting well.
Since the kaiser's salary has been raised
to 15.000,000 per annum It probably Is all
but Impossible for him to feel very sore
Oroat sums of money have been paid for
pictures that bear the names of tho masters
of art Put what will be thought of the
JlTOOOO offer for the moving pictures of the
coming p'lze fight?
Miss Ida Lnngdon of Klmlra. N. Y., S
niece of Mark Twain, has been avarded
the $150 Guilford literary prise by Cornell
university for her esy submitted In com
petition with other graduate students. The
prise was founded by the late James 11.
Guilford to promote excellence in literary
Miss Job of Qucenstown, Tasmania, is
said to bo the only woman who has ever
sat within the bar at a Wesleyan Metho
dist conference. When she first took her
soat one minister protested that the confer
ence was composed only of ministers and
laymen and that they had no power to
admit the best lndy in tho land.
Tho "chanticler schottlsche," formally
launched by. the Dancing Master's associa
tion, consists of "a running hop, skip and
a Jump, three glides forward, three back,
a scratching movement with the toes fol
lowed by a succession of "crows and
cackles." The witching Joys of the waits
and two-step fade away before this
matchless pedal and vocal classic.
"What colors shall I wear at the sea
shore?" "Fast colors." Judge.
"Yes, Brown will stick to anything he
"True, but he doesn't like anything he
has to stick to." Puck.
"WouH yes like to be as old as thlm
early patriarchs, FlannlRan?"
"1 dunno Flnnegan. Mebbo not. But
annyway. I want to live long enought to
find that cheatln' hyena of a Murphy, an'
bang th' eye teeth out of him." Cleveland
She (protestingly) That's Just like you
men. A man never gets into trouble
without dragging some woman In with
He Oh, I don't know. How about Jonah
In the whale? Boston Transcript.
"Why are you so anxious to send that
man to the legislature? He never was a
friend of yours."
"That's Just It," replied Farmer Corn
tossel. "I enjoy seeln' him unprosperous.
Talks for people
Some Notions About Type.
A Nebraska statesman of bygone
days, who bad aa unusually homely
wife, used to say tbat be thought It
was a good thing, that everybody had
not the same taste, or else every man
would have wanted to marry bis wife.
It is a good deal the same w ay about
the use of type and taste in advertising
composition. If everybody agreed all
the advertisements would look alike,
so, perhaps, it is a good thing that
there is such a divergence of taste and
There are a few things, about the use
of type, however, that appeal to me us
being matters of logical deduction and not
matters of taste. Advertising is useless, If
It Is not read. Books, magazines and news
papers probably make up ninety-nine per
cent of what we read. The printed matter
In all these is set in practically the same
face of type, known as "Homan." It Is also
set, not In capital letters, but in small
letters, called by the printer, "lower case."
By Incessant practice, the human eye learns
to grasp this type with remarkable accur
acy and rapidity. It is type of this particu
lar face that the eye Is used to reading and
therefore, this type, lower case Roman, Is
the type which offers the least resistance In
reading. Increasing the size of the type, of
course, makes It more easily read. Any
variation from the Roman style of type
makes it more difficult to read. Fancy
type, old English and the many distortions
and attempted Improvements are steps In
the wrong direction. The eye grasps these
various type faces less easily, In accordance
with how much they vary from the face
to which the eye is acoustomed.
As has been said, ordinary reading matte
Is set in small letters, or lower case. In
this reading matter, capital letters occur
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In the present state of feolln' a membet
of the legislature wouldn't dare get rich.
Washington Star. .
"What makes you say b la crooked r"
"lie told me so himself."
" ou SMtonlsh me!"
"It Is true, though. He told me he was
bent on mrr lng me." Houston Post.
"How s your garden coming on?"
" liy do you ask that question?" de
manded the suburbanite suspiciously.
"Just out of politeness."
"Glad to hear that. 1 though maybe I
lind promised you somo vegetables."
Kansas city Journal.
Mrs. IMayne My husband snores dread
fully. Does yours?
Mrs. I'utton-Ayies 1 want voti ti un
derstand my husband Is a cultured gen
tleman. Boston Transcript.
John KiMidrlck Banns In Judse.
Oh. dear me! Oh, dear me!
That such a thing should ever be
That motherhood should come at lost
And 'moiigst tho sciences be clasosO,
With chemistry, astronomy,
And gee and ento mology!
I'm miKhty glad you may be sure.
My mother was an amateur!
Tho scientific mother Jogs
Her infant like a tiling of cogs;
And cradles now no longer lock,
Lest nervous systems they shall liook
The child Is pluced within a sling-
A sort of antiseptic swing--
And not too fast, and not too slow,
lair science sways him to and Ira,
The little babe's no longer pressed
Against his untaught mother's breast.
But held at arm's lengtn, so that he
May gatlier girth expansively;
And unen hi little tummy s filled
With milk and pepsin thrice distilled,
He goes to di eamiaiid by the rule
On couch of inculcated wool.
The mother's kiss Is obsolete,
As also is her hug so sweet;
necuuso that dearest kiss ot youth
Holds microbes dangerous, loi sooth! ,
And every snow of mother-love,
W ith eyes III like the skies above.
Is quite l'orblddien, lest it serve
To enervate the Infant nerve.
No scientific mother cheers ..
With baby talk the Inlajit ears, -
But molds his character with speech
Such as ttie ley purists teach;
And lullabies and soothing hand
To send him into slumberiaml
Cold science treats with Snlirs and shruap
As mere sentimental drugs.
And when, perchance, the science kid
Hath done some thing that is forbid,
He does not feel the gentle tap
Face down across his mother s lap;
But, shivering with fer and awe,
is taught tne majesty of law
That Justice holds a flarnljig sword.
Though virtue's still Its own reward.
And when the child of science plays, .
'Tls all in scientific ways.
He may not pull his daddy's hair,
Or play his granddad is a Dear
A game like that would KWi, you see,
False notions of zoology;
And fairy talcs are all tabooed
By scientific motherhood.
Poor little chap, by sclewe bred, ,
On rule and regulation fed!
To go throuirh all your babytlme
With ne'er a song or nursery rhyme,
And not a bit of natural play
To cheer you on your baby way!
Ureal Scott! I'm mighty glad, I'm sure.
My mother was an amateur!
who sell things
only infrequently. The eye Is not accus
tomed to reading lines set entirely in capi
tal letters. Most printers will insist In
setting strong and Important lines in an
advert) cement, in capital letters. Their
notion Is, that the fact that the line is dif
ferent, or peculiar, brings it to the notice
of the reader with greater force. It is,
of course, true, that a line that Is differ
ent frm the body OplV'VUvr solids out
in contrast. It also sometimes Indicates
that the writer has caused the different
type to be used for the sake of bringing
out stronger whut he considers of im
portance. The strongest line In an adver
tisement, however, la one that the eye
catches at the first glance, and which Is
most easily read. If it Is your purpose to
get the attention of the person who cas
ually glances over the puge of your ad
vertisement, It Is desirable to bring out the
heading, the name, or some phrase in such
a way that it will be read If the reader's
eye wanders to the space where your ad
vertisement Is located. To accomplish this
contrast Is needed and a larger type of
heavier face should be used. With' "bold
face" type, which most resembles the
Roman face, the type which is read most
easily, is logically the strongest line that
can be used.
Another thing that has grown up among
printers is to begin with capitals most of
the words In a lower case line, which Is
used for a heading. The result Is that the
eyo bumps Into the capital letters as It
travels along the line, traveling much the
same as a wagon would over a cobble-stone
Below are three lines Illustrating the
same Hue set In capitals, In lower case with
the principal words capitalized, and In
lower case without superfluous capitaliza
tion: SCHOOLS SHOULD ALWAYS ADVER
Schools Should Always Advertise
Schools should always advertise
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