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    THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1010.
Tim dm ah a Daily Hik
1 ill Ni"i:i UY EDWARD ROSE WATER.
VICTOR RO.SEWATKR, EDITOR.
r.nlerM at Omaha poslofflce aa second
claas matter.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
Pumlsy Hw. on year
Hstuirtsy frr. ons year $1 50
Dally Hr-e (without Punday), one yenr. .4 )
ially l'oe and Munrirty . on year f w
DI.D1VERM i'V CARRIER.
Evf OlMK Hr without Sunday), per week fic
Evenlnn Hee (with Hun1ay, per week... .l'c
Dally l (inrludlnff Sunday, per week..lo
Imily Ilea (without tiunday), per we-k..Ic
Addrr-ss all complaint of Irregularities
In rieuverr to Cltv tirculatlon Department,
Fflt'ES
llnuilii-thn liee Hulldlnij.
Hmiib. Oinaha&! North Twenty-fourth
Btreet.
l ounrtl l:liufa-15 frrott f-treet.
Uneotii i.,21. Little liutklinif.
t hluao 1MN Maruetie millrilng.
New. Wirk Rooms 1101-110! Ho, 34 Wt
Tlilrty-lhlrd Street.
Washington 72f Fourteenth Street, N. W.
CORRESPONDENCE.
t'nmmunfratlons relating- to newa and
editorial . piatter should be addressed:
Omaha Uee, I jilt. .rial Department.
, . REMITTANCES.
Rrrnit by draft, express or Voftal order
payable, to The Hee IHihllshlng Company,
(lily 1-rent Blampa rereived In payment ot
mail ncrntintn. Peraonal che-k except on
Omaha anil eastern exchange not accepted.
STATEMENT Oi- CIRCi:L.ATION.
Hlale of Nebraska. Douglas County, as.
tJeorne 11. Txtchuuk, treasurer ol Tiia
Hi-e I'libllnhlnK company, belnK duly
HWorn says that the actual number of
full an complete copia of The Dally,
Morning, Evening; and Sunday Hee printed
ilurlnc th month of November, 1910,
whs ae fuuowa'
1 .v.43,SflO
2 ,.,..43,600
t 43,00
4 .43,870
6....... ....43,930
J. ...44,800
7 48,320
8 43,210 .
. . , M.6t)0
1 45,470
11. ....... ,1.44,640
12 43,920
13. . 44,800
14........ .,..4350,
li f..., 42,960
It 43,850
17". 44,320
18 44,080
19. .43,760
20 43,900
21 43,910
It .....43,630
2J 42,930
24 43,630
25 42,740
24. 43,150
27 43,980
28 43,30
29 43,340
30. 43,800
. ,Tutal, , 1,320,880
Returned copies . ,,.... f ...... . 18,426
t ;
:Net Total;....
. 1,305,454
.'. . 43,615
TZSCMtCK,
-i .Treasurer.
Dally1 Average......
UKO.
Subscribed In tny presence and sworn
to before 'me tills 30iu day of November,
llo. M. 1'. WALKKIt,
(Seal.) i Notary
Public.
aabacribera Uirlni (ho city -porarllr
aMoald kaT Th Be
mailed to them. "Address will !
v Dr. Coolt at last' has Confessed, but
Teary stands pat.
As the Nebraskafarmer remarks,
"The weather r.iay be dry, but automo
billng is great.','
, IlackansrJiiuidt finds lemons as nu
merous in America as Gotch found
them in England. ! V ,
Chairman Knapp.-6( the Interstate
Commerce commission continues to
make a fine witness for the railroads.
V 1 !'S.' I ll II. , '
Tolstoi may have-been the father ot
insurgents, but Porflrio Diaz certainly
is the granddad of stand-patters.
Just suppose Reuf and Schmidt of
Ban Francisco had committed their
crimes, asCrippen did, in England.
The diversion afforded by tho lato
revolt may save- President Diaz the
trouble of taking a Christmas vacation
tlovernor-elect Fobs of Massachu
setts ought not complain if they begin
spelling his name with a "u" Instead
of an "0." " r,-..,-h
? .' ' ;
Hone grafting la regarded as on of
the new discoveries. Pshaw, that Is
only a colloquialism. Sometimes It Is
called money. 1
The man with a full-grown grouch
or grievance these days can market it
at a fancy figure if be takes It to the
right literary depot.
It looks like the omen of a better
day when a Texas mob will wait
twenty-four hours for a particular
negro before lynching anybody.
Omaha doesn't get the opportunity
of witnessing the consecration of a
bishop very.often, boi.when it does it
gives the matter proper attention.
A man has been found . who auya he
thinks Philadelphia Is "a rapid town, but,
aa might b supposed, , he Is a Briton.
Itttsburg Dispatch.'
Or a Chicago Cub.
The Philadelphia Bulletin 'has dis
covered "one virtue of the motor
cycle." , Pobably that It kills a man
outright, preventing long suffering.
If the east had -not consumed most
of Its natural resources, perhaps It
would .lnver nave. "learned how impor
tant it la for the west to conserve what
it has. ;
That "death bed confession" of the
Brltiah lords sounds like Pat Mulca
hey's forgiveness of Mike Malone It
goes in case be dies, but "the Lord
help lira if I live." .
Governor-elect Aldrlch was given
fcuch a reception on his return home
from Cblo as to forever quiet the cam
paign allegation that he Is Mot popu
lar with his ntighbors.
Atlanta has gone batty on 'grand
opera, apparently. The Journal of
that city exclaims, "By all means . let
us have grand opera again, whether
It comes from New York, Chicago or
Milwaukee." Why not add. "or
Houston?"
The Union Pacific fireman made the
mistake of getting the pass befcrs get
ting the marriage license. However,
his experience will serve as a proof. If
any were needed, that the railroad
ton. i aulcs are trying to live up to the
lUpburu law.
Eat, and Watertd Stock.
The last Jay of the eastern trunk
line rate hearing brfor the Interttte
Commerce commission mas marked
with some tesMmony of unusual sig
nificance. Commlsioner-elo',t Tborne
of Iowa struck one of the keynotes in
this whole controversy wneii he
pointed to the amazing ovompKaliza
tlon of railroads as one barrier to de
termining the Justness of rates. He
had found by a scientific research that
In four states alone railroads were
Qv prrl, DltaHz PA ky 1400 000 000
overcapitalized oy uu,uuu,uuu.
No wonder, figuring on the basis of
such fictitious capitalization, the rall-
roads find present rates insufficient.
They must not expect the rise In rates
to keep pace with the arbitrary in
flating of their stock. Let them wring
the water out of this and get down to
a legitimate basis of investment and
income and then figure on their rates.
One thing Is to be observed, that
with all this railroad talk of rising ex
penses and falling revenues with, a de
mand for higher tariffs, there has been
no appreciable decline In stock values.
They remain strong and Inviting for
investment. In some cases they have
even advanced. Nor has railroad ex
tension and Improvement ceased as a
result of this alleged condition. One
of the railroad witnesses before the
commission the last day when asked
if he could point to any railroad work
that had to be abandoned of late for
want of capital, said he could not.
The railroads have not displayed
enough candor In their past relations
to tho public. Commissioner Clem
ents discovering, through the course
of this investigation, how extensive re
bating used to be, observed:
It Is surprising- to me to find how ex
tensive tbese rebate practices used to be
when It was so hard then for . us to find
them. , ,
' Of course, it must not be supposed
that the railroads were going to give
up the information of such illegal
practiced as rebating', tout they are no
more insistent ii their claims as to
present rates, revenues and expenses
than they were then that there was
positively no rebating.
Not a profligate People.
James J. Hill is out with another
scolding of the American people for
what he terms their spendthrift
habits. He predicts hard times with
thousands of idle men' and women
within a year unless we scotch our
selves in this mad race of extravagance.-
Mr. Hill has been dinning
such warnings in our ears for a long
time. Yet the hard times have not
come. " ' , -" " , ' V,
Five years ago 8,000,000 persons
had $3,000,000,000 in the savings de
posit banks of the United States. To
day the number of depositors is more
lhan 9,000,000 and the amount
Of their savings exceed9-$4;000,800,-'
000. . There Is a gain of 1,000,000
depositors and $1,000,000,000 of de
posits in' five years, which, on its face,
makes a fairly good showing for econ
omy. But when we consider that this
advance has been made in spite of the
highest cost of living ever experi
enced in this country, it is even more
significant. ,
To be sure; our people have lived
well and some of them have lavished
money on pleasure, but evidently they
have not wasted it to the extent of
bringing themselves to 'the brink of
bankruptcy and hard times, which Mr.
Hill believes. Evidently as a people
they are not profligate. Of course,
savings In these banks may not be the
final test of a nation's prosperity or
frugality, x but It is a powerful argu
ment against the assertion that it is
a nation of reckless spendthrifts.
The Mark Twain Memorial.
The character of the men conspicu
ous in the Mark Twain memorial in
New York was a powerful tribute to
the stability of Samuel L. Clemens and
his legacy to the world. Lenders In
the business, political, religious.
scientific realms were they; the giant
of finance and the man; of letters; the
ecclesiastic, the statesman, the editor
and the scientist alike came to honor
a man who had given the best years
of his life to making the world laugh.
But his humor came from the depth
of life's realities and had philosophy
as well as wit in It. Life with him
was not all a Joke and, while he made
the world laugh, he also made It think
and think as It laughed about the best
It contained. If this were not true
men would not now gather from the
pinnacles of activity and fame to pay
their respects to his memory.
Colonel Watterson, who knew
Twain Intimately and was related to
him by marriage, said: "How much
of melancholy lay hidden behind the
mask of the hnmorlst It would be
bard to say. His griefs were tem
pered by a vela of philosophy. He
was a medley of contradictions. Un
conventional to the point of eccentric
ity, his sense of his own dignity was
all-sviflcient." This seems to tell It
all. It is a great, tribute, because U
supplies an intelligent insight Into the
life and character of the man. It will
help the world to appreciate Its debt
to Twain. A man who laughs and
makes the world laugh In spite of per
sonal grief and sorrow places the
world vastly In his debt and leaves It
a living philosophy when he passes
on. It Is easy for us to laugh when
all goes well and we feel like doing
nothing but laughing, but the test
comes when things are going wrong.
The man who can laugh then and
cheer others is of more worth to hu
manity than he who is of his mirth
mirthful and of his sorrow sorrowful.
The all-sufficient dignity, to which
Colonel Watterson alludes, was au-
other saving characteristic. It is a
dangerous thing to be a humorist and
no man may hope to escape the penal
ties who has not something more than
mere humor to commend him. Many
men have learned that to their sorrow
too late in life. Twain knew It, but
not because he had ever suffered as a
consequence.
Warning to Autoists.
In Omaha a chauffeur has been con
victed of manslaughter because the
automobile he was running ran over
and killed another man. In New
York a prominent business man of
great wealth whose auto ran over and
killed a girl was tried for murder In
the first degree and acquitted, very
naturally, and has been brought up on
a new charge that will come more
nearly fitting the case. In St. Louis
public wrath has riBen to a fever heat
over the automobile death of Moses
P. Wetmore and the chances are effec
tive prosecution will follow.
Gradually the tide of public senti
ment Is rising against this reckless dis
regard for human life, or this criminal
carelessness that has been displayed
by too many persons who drive auto
mobiles. It ought to be a warning in
time. All people who run autos, of
course, are not careless or Indifferent
to life, but too many are. These are
the only ones to whom this warning
can apply. They will make a grave
mistake not to see in the steadily in
creasing number of prosecutions a
growing determination to stop tempor
izing with them and go to punishing
them. If this is the only way of com
pelling a due regard for the safety of
others, then the sooner it becomes
effective the better.
Omaha has been especially patient,
too much so no doubt, with reckless
autolsts. If one man is compelled to
serve a year or several years In the
penitentiary for causing a death, while
it can in no measure atone for the life
destroyed, it may serve the purpose of
making many other men so careful as
to minimize the possibility of such
casualties. It would be a good rule
for every person driving an auto to re
member that the pedestrian was on the
public thoroughfares first and that his
right to them is fairly well established.
It Ib time to slow up and It Is time for
courts and juries to see we have no
more travesties on Justice where auto
lsts refuse to slow up in time.
Exploring as a Business.
The world likely will accept Dr.
Cook's admission that he never
reached the North pole merely as a
matter of fact, since It had arrived at
the conclusion a long time ago. But
if it accepts his explanation of his rea
son for believing that ke had reached
the pole, then it is likely to look with
a little less credence upon the claims
of Captain' Peary If, as Coolc asserts,
no man may be certain whether he
reaches the pole or not, of course, the
world, if it coincides with this view,
will suspect that there Is room for
doubt as to Peary's having reached it.
It is not Impossible that Dr. Cook is
correct in saying that conditions for
bid positive knowledge to any man
who goes In quest of this goal.
Peary Is said to have sold his "own
story" for $50,000, and now comes
Cook bartering his to the same lit
erary market place, supposedly for a
like sum. Financially, then, both men
must be Bald to have succeeded,
though the world will scarcely be un
charitable enough to accuse either of
having been Inspired originally by the
lure of money. They probably have
done no more than the average man
in their position would have . done.
Yet that cannot chsnge the fact that
exploring as a business pays.
It remains to bo seen whether
Cook's eleventh-hour confession and
plea for mercy of the court of public
criticism will serve to restore him to
good standing with the people, who
have felt themselves very much Im
posed upon by him.
The Garbage Question.
The city council in naming an arbi
tration committee to settle the garbage
question Is merely postponing again
the decision that must be reached. The
Bee has frequently urged that proper
provision be made for the collection
and disposal of household refuse by
the -city. So long as present methods
prevail, no matter what the adjust
ment between the health department
and the police authorities may be, the
service will be Incomplete and unsatis
factory. In addition to the annoyance
resulting from the necessity of depend
ing upon private service, the expense
Is continually greater than It would
be it the matter were under public
control. ,
While amendments are being pre
pared for the city charter, to be
adopted by the incoming legislature,
one should be added giving the city
power to collect and dispose of all do
mestic refuse of whatever kind. The
details for this are very easily worked
out. The experience of other cities
can be drawn upon and a comprehen
sive and satisfactory plan could be ar
ranged with little difficulty. Omaha
citizens have too long been subject to
the annoyance and Inconvenience of
our Inadequate method of handling the
garbage question. The remedy can
easily be applied, and now is the time
to do it.
It is Quite in keeping with the
course of the democrats that they
should seek to dismiss a faithful em
ploye, against whose service no ques
tion rests, in order that the place may
be given as a reward to a "republican"
for his treachery to his party and to
the people. Fred Brunlug at the head
of the Detention home would be a most
Illustrious example to the boys and
girls who are confined there for re
formatory purposes.
The suggestion that the High school
girls be taught to make their own
graduating gowns has back of It some
show of reason, but It Is not likely to
interfere seriously with the business
of the dressmaker. The sweet girl
graduate will still be such no matter
whst her garb, yet she will hardly
willingly forego the gladsome raiment
that has come to be so much a part of
the ceremony.
"The crowd was composed of the
sturdy citizens of Dutch Fork section.
There was no rowdyism." Thus a
South Carolina newspaper tells of the
lynching of a negro in that state.
Seems superfluous to add that there
was rowdyism about such a gentle
manly conventionality.
Mr. Krutschnitt pays the Union Pa
cific bridge at Omaha the compliment
of saying tbat it is one of the strongest
the company owns and is not likely to
t ion be replaced. He might have
g me a little further and Bald it is also
o le of the best paying investments his
company ever made.
Let It be remarked that for once, at
least, The Bee and the W orld-Herald
are editorially In accord. It only re
mains now for the State Journal to
wheel Into line, and the vote on the
obliteration of the North and South
Platte tradition will be made unani
mous. Kansas City has given us a new
brand of reform. No fireworks may
be sold in that city hereafter for use
there, but wholesalers may dispone of
all they can to people who wilj lire
them In other places. That reform
rings as true as a silver dollar.
"Charlie" Pool Is to have the benefit
of a 'free examination of the voting
machines. This cost will be borne by
the people, but If in the end it will
satisfy our democratic brethren
maybe the money will be well spent.
An Indiana Judge told a speeder
that he and his kind were a menace to
civilization and then fined him $10
and costs. The Judge must have al
lowed this menace to prey on his mind
until he felt it very deeply.
Having laid the cornerstone for Its
new gymnasium, the University of
Omaha now serves notice on the edu
cational world that its college yell will
soon have to be officially listed.
A county paper compliments the
State Journal on being the only "safe
and sane" dally published In Nebraska.
If this be tt;uef the" balance of us will
be happy in qur'jfujiaey.
That St.' Louis woman who says she
has been kissed by 10,000 men proba
bly knows whether there is any truth
in this talk of germatic diseases orig
inating in a kiss.
The only excuse we can see for Mr.
Hill's persistency in predicting hard
times as a result of waste is the
chance of making good if he keeps it
up long enough. '
James Patten, the wheat king, has
announced his intention to distribute
his wealth among the deserving. Now
we know where our Christmas money
is coming from.
For a While, at I.eaad.
Chicago Newa.
It will perhaps be easier for the demo
crats. Ilk birds in their little nests, to
agree because the democratic nest is com
fortably feathered with publio jobs.
Settling: Dowa or Vpf.
Wall Street Journal.
Railroad officials express the opinion that
1910-11 la to be a period of "settling down.'
This removes anxiety caused by a some
what general coyness about settling up.
Sympathy Oat of Place. .
Baltimore American.
Victims of get-rloh-quick swindles de
serve no sympathy. They put their money
In with their eyes wide open, and can
blame no on but . themselves when they
lose It all.
What Absit Tama Jim's f-
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
With Kern's whiskers in the senate,
Hughes' on the supreme court bench, but
no whslkers about the executive office
where la that boasted equality among the
three co-ordinate branches of government?
i:err Little lirlpa.
New York World.
Postmaster-General Hlthcock in his an
nual report recommends the establishment
of the parcels post in the rural free de
livery, with packages limited to eleven
pounds. A beginning which even the ex
press companies may tolerate, aa they do
almost all their business in the cities and
practically no business at all In the rural
district.
Our Birthday Book.
Slotmbw 8. 1910,
Nelson U, t'pdike, president of the Up
dike Oral n company of Omaha and the
l' dike Commission company of Chicago,
: t-u.n December 2, 187L Ha la a native
of New Jersey, but was raised and edu
cated at Harvard, Neb. Hla first venture
in the grain buslne.-s was at tlduraJo in
18&, and he Is now olie of the king plus
in the Omaha grain industry.
Dr. Philip Wher, practicing physician, is
Just 3t today. He was burn In Russia,
coming to this country at the age of Ut.
He has been practicing medicine In Omaha
since 1'JU3.
IJnn P. Campbell, with the llyron Reed
company, real estate, was born December
2, ls9. at I'omeroy la. He has been In his
piesent business for five years.
l.d Merrltt. scrttary of Die Myers
Dillon Drug company, is 3t. He was born
here In Omaha at d Is a graduate of the
Chicago College of Pharmacy. He was in
the drug buslnexs fur himself fur many
ers before becuiiiliiK a Uiruiber Ot bis
preaeut fifui.
norLE TALKED ABOUT.
A TnrUlenne. lately arrested for turning
In a fiike aliirm. presented the best excuse
yet. Bne said. "My fiance Is a fireman,
and I do so want to see him!"
The Twentieth Century club of Boston
lias ninde the sunKrxllun that the portrait
of Julia Ward Howe, painted by her son-in-law,
John Elliott, be hung in Fanue'.l
hall, "the cradle of liberty."
Py means of automobiles, bread, beer and
newspapers, easentlals for high living and
right thinking, are delivered evfry morning
for breakfast at Lrfing Island homea. Th
Ixing Islanders are going some.
The latest phase of the "yelloar peril"
lies In the newa from an American con
sul in China that two hundred thousand
Koreans have lopped off their queues and
that the price of "rats'' and "puffs" for
women's adornment will drop.
Again we have evidence that this is an
age of substitution. When the bride
groom didn't appear at a Wisconsin wed
ding another obliging young man volun
teered to take his place, and the bride
didn't Insist on having the' original. And
at that, they may live happily ever after
ward. Charles Rann Kennedy, author of "The
Servant In the House," has become an
American citizen, having taken out hla
papers in New York In time to vote at tho
recent election. Mr. Kennedy is a believer
In Christian socialism of the kind which
he advocates In hla book and la an active
propagandist for universal brotherhood.
Sir Walter Raleigh's pipe is offered for
sale In London. This pipe is the grand
daddy of every Uritish bulldog pipe which
Indicates the Kngllshman wherever It is
seen abroad. Knglish lovers of nicotine
who would like to own It may satisfy them
selves with the thought that If they had
saved all smoking haa cost them they
might have enough to buy It.
Ansel Bradstreet of Freedom, Me., Is
being acclaimed the champion potato
grower of Waldo county. His wife cooked
two of the potatoes he raised this year
and served them at dinner to seven men,
two women and four children. After each
of the diners had helped themselves to all
the potatoes he required there was still
enough left of the two potatoes for a
small hash for supper.
Major Church Howe, 1'nlted States con
sul at Manchester, England, continues en
joying the fat of the land and Incidental
honors. LaHt Monday he was gueat of
honor of the International Federation of
Master Cotton Spinners In London, lunched
In the house of commons and attended a
banquet In the evening. The gustatory
skill of the "Sage of Nemaha" Is a source
of envious wonder to foreign consuls.
Ill Bill!! FROM NOAH'S ARK.
One Court fnt Loose from Tyraaar
of Precedent.
New York Tribune.
Good for the supreme court of Oklahoma!
It unjoys the Inestimable advantage of
starting afresh with a clean slate. In a
recent case we quote from "The Journal
of the American Institute of Criminal Law
and Criminology" the supreme court very
sensibly refused to grant a new trial be
cause a useless word had been omitted
from an Indictment. Said the court:
"Now that our criminal Jurisprudence is
In Its formative period, we are determined
to do all In our power to place It upon a
broad and sure foundation of reason and
justice, so that the Innocent may find It to
be a refuge of defence and protection, and
that the guilty may be convicted and
taught that it is an exceedingly serious
and dangerous thing to violate the laws of
the state, whether they be rich and Influen
tial or poor and friendless. It w
place our criminal jurisprudence upon a
technical basis it will become the luxury
of the rich, who can always hire able and
skillful lawyers to invoke technicalities In
their behalf. We confess to a want
of respect for precedents which were found
In the rubbish heap of Noah's Ark. and
which have outlived their usefulness, If
they ever had any."
"Precedents found lit the rubbish heap of
Noah's Ark!" A breezy court, but a brecse
that will blow the cobwebs out of the law
Is what is needed.
The Oklahoma decision Is In refreshing
contrast to a recent Alabama decision
which ordered a new trial because the in
dictment under which the prisoner was
convicted simply charged him with steal
ing hides and did not specify whether they
were mule, goat, cow or sheep hides! The
reports are full of cases like this, where
the courts have ordered new trials upon
the slightest of technicalities, the omission
of a "the," "and" or "did" In an Indict
ment, or the failure to describe a weapon
with whleh an assault was committed any
more specifically tnan as a "heavy stick."
An Instance of technicalities which should
be a classic. Is that referred to in the same
journal. Two pianolas were stolen In
South Carolina. The Indictment In the
case described them as "pianos." A retrial
was ordered. On the next trial experts
convinced the court that pianos and piano
las were the same thing, whereupon the
court discharged the prisoner on the
ground that he could not be tried twice for
the same offense! Fortunate Oklahoma,
where the courts mean not to permit them
selves to be involved In the tangle of their
own subtleties and where foolish precedents
established elsewhere may be treated with
light-hearted contempt!
POSTOFFlttJ A PROSECUTOR.
Parsing; the Mall Mervlce of Dishonest
Schemes.
New York Tribune.
The arrest of a number of stock mongers
for alleged fraudulent practices Is of much
interest from each of several points of
view, but perhaps most of all for the man
ner In which, or the agency through which,
it was effected. The boldness of some of
the offerings was striking. The magnitude
of the operations, in the number and dis
tribution of victims and In the pecuniary
proceeds, must be regarded aa affording
ar. Impressive and depressing exhibition ot
human credulity under the Influence of
covetousness. But still more Interesting
and suggestive Is the fact that the work
of detection and seizure was performed by
that department of government the funda
mental function of which Is merely the
collection, conveyance and distribution of
the malls. The postofflce played the part
of prosecutor.
That was, of course, because of the wise
provision of the law which forbids the use
of the mails for fraudulent or Immoral
purposes. It was on that same principle
that the notorious Louisiana state lottery
was driven into exile. A state might per
mit and ' even license the existence and
operation of a lottery, but If the federal
government forbade It the use of the mulls,
thiough which the bulk of Its patronage
had to be bestowed, It was hopelessly
hampered and driven out of business. So
in Uie case of fraudulent stock schemes.
State and municipal authorities might be
indifferent or powerless. The operators
might be shrewd enough tu avoid cul
pability of which the police or the or
dinary law could take cognizance. Hut
the moment they used the malls for a
nefarious purpose they made themselves
subject to the penalties of a law and an
administration which take no account of
state boundaries or of municipal ordinances.
It is an exceedingly gratifying and re
assuring thing to have such functions per
formed by such an agency, and It ia an In
structive illustration of the coutraaliug
dualism of that as of other branches of
governmental service. It Is welcome and
reassuring to have the mails purged of dis
honest schemes.
ItOOM AT TIIH TOP.
Career of Michael ('iidnhr a Notable
Chicago Tribune.
It la said by some pessimists that there
Is no longer room at the top. They say
that there is practically no chance for the
poor boy to rise to the head of affnlrs
because of the changed conditions of nvud
ern business. However, that haa passed
away In the death of Michael Cudnhy.
From the most modest beginnings the poor
Irish boy, who was later to become the
influential manufacturer and merchant,
triumphed over nil obstacles in Ms wav
and set an example of success won without
double dealing or unfair advantage over
any man.
With none of the advantages open to the
youths of today who can prepare for a
business career aa the sequel to a college
education leading directly to that end. Mr.
Cudahy applied to the tasks and problems
he encountered a native, commercial senxe
which his perspicacity developed with
years. He found tho packing business of
the west practically In Its beginnings, a
vast, untried field of commercial endeavor
with no precedents to guide thoe engaged
In It. He. Armour and a few others were
nearly the only ones to perceive what
great things Its future held. To him. as
much aa to any other, Is due the credit
for the marvelous development of that In
dustry which Is now one of the world's
wonders.
The success which he accomplished as
an employe he bettered as an employer,
and with the acquirement of power and
position he never forgot those who worked
as he once had for a wage. Nor did he
Ignore the worthy claims which are made
upon success. He held his wealth In trust
and gave of his store to charity. He bore
himself towards society with consideration
and a real sense of brotherhood. His life
furnishes a good example to the rising
generation as a business man and a citizen.
I TII.ITY OF WAR ALARMS.
Mighty Helpful In Fattening; the
Appropriation Bill.
New York Post.
The latest traveler to report war with
Japan as Imminent In the son of a Stan
dard Oil magnate. He has been in Japan?
Oh, dear, no. He has been hobnobbing
with French and German army officers,
and from them learns directly and cer
tainly that Japan will attack ua before
the Panama canal Is finished. Two hun
dred thousand troops are to be landed In
San Francisco for the little jaunt to
Washington by warship and balloon
doubtless and, of course, ruin and de
feat will be the consequence. There is
only one thing to do, avows this young
militia captain, and that Is to Intro
duce at once a three years' compulsory
army service as they have It In France
and Oermany. Any man who has not
patriotism enough to be anxious to take
three years out of his life to carry a
rifle Is unworthy and should befdubbed
a traitor. Only this slight change In
our traditions and our whole economic
and business life will save us from the
Japanese. Of course, this captain, be
ing of the Infantry and very youthful,
has doubtless not heard that there Is a
science of logistics. When he comes to
study that phase of military education,
he may perhaps ask- himself where
Japan could get the ships to move 200,
O0D men, their arms, ammunition and
equipment, and then perhaps he y. "1 not.
be quite so frightened as today. But he
is going to begin to get compulsory ser
vice at once. How? The way to get it
Is to kick your congressman, for, says
he: "You can't get anything out of a
congressman unless you kick him."
There Is still another way. Why not
apply Standard Ol' to him. and light a
match?
LAST OF THE OLD GUARD.
Coloael dowry's Retirement from
Telearraph Management.
Boston Transcript.
The election of Theodore N. Vail aa pres
ident of the Western Union Telegraph
company, coming within a month of the
re-election of R. C. dowry to that offloe,
has occasioned considerable surprise, but
It was probably timed to occur just one
year after the announcement of the practi
cal amalgamation of the Western Union
and the telephone company. With the
retirement of Colonel Clowry goes out ot
the Western Union management the last
of the old guard of civil war telegraphers,
men who were Interested In the company
before and during the war and have been
kept In the management ever sloe. Colonel
Clowry entered the telegraph employ as a
mesi-enger at the age of 14 and has been
with the company ever since. His Immedi
ate predecessor as president was Major
T. T. Eckert, who died only a few weeks
ago. In the changes In the Western Union
and Ha recent Improvements too much
credit cannot be given to Colonel Clowry,
for It was his energetic management and
control during the ten years of presidency
which Infused new blood into the concern,
made the service more efficient In all the
cities of 'the United States and saved It
from being absorbed by Its rival. That he
Is retired nbw Is merely evidence that what
was the smaller concern has become the
greater, and the telephone company is
the master of the two great conoerns.
MEDICAL OPINIONS OF
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Strong Testimony From tho
University of Virginia
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Jam l Caball, M. D., A. M., LL, D., former Fir.f. J'hyitiJUjffy and
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"NOTHING TO COMPARE WITH IT IN PREVENTING
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Dr. P. B. Barrlnffar, Chairman of Faculty and Proftsxrr of Phytiolocv,
Vniver$ity of Virginia, CkarlotUtviLU, Va.: ''After twenty years' practice
I have no hesitancy in stating that for prompt results I have found notion to
eompare with CJITALO L4IH1A SPRINGS WATER in preventing Uric Acid
Deposits in the body."
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TASSINO PLEASANTRIES.
That nmii Biggins Is away ahead of hs
What's he doing now?''
He's w.irk.nu cut. a rods of traffic or
dinances for acioplane drivers." Cleveland
I mill 1 ieuir-1 , m
"1 believe ttint old mnn really made ducks
mid dinkes of his supposed fortune."
"Then his heirs' hunt for bl money will
be a wild goose chaw." Baltimore Amer
ican. Tightwad Don't you think that drinking
Impairs the memory?
liuxzlet Sine thinn How many years aao
whs it t tin t von bought inn tluit last drink?
Philadelphia Record.
Famous Pulnter (aorily I hear, sir.
that you're boiiMlng that you studied ail
under nie?
N. ar-l'alnter (calmly)-And so I did, sir,
so I did. Why. 1 occupied a room under
your studio for nearly a month! New
Oileuns Picayune
"Old chap, what does 'rachlnnatlon
mean?'" .
"Loud and mirthless laughter, dear boy.
Why?'
"Nothing; only I understand now what
the papers meant when they ald that my
stories at the club banquet last night
caused much cachlnnation. ""-Chicago Tri
bune. "Scientists have succeeded In compressing
a square meal into a cake the size of a
soda cracker."
"That's fine, but It Is not exactly what
the world is crying for."
"Then what Is? '
"The world wan the prloe oj a Aqiire
meal compressed into a disc the size of a
quarter." Houston Post.
Dashaway You have splendid looking
clotlies, old man. Who Is your tailor?
("level ton-He's the first man you see as
you go out. Ufe.
At an aviation meet a (spectator ap.
proached a policeman anil Inquired ex
citedly, while lie pointed ut un aeroplane
far. far up in the air;
"Say, this Is tlie altitude prize they're
trying for now, Isn't It?"
The policeman looked at him scornfully.
"Altitude hell!" he replied. "It's th
height prize!" New York Time.
JUST FOR A CHANGE.
How often are we puzzled
By Christinas thoughts like these.
"What shall 1 (five to Rubertt
What to my friend, Louise?
What shall I give to father..
And what to mother, sweet.
These questions so perplex HIS 1
I cannot Bleep or eat."
Well, here's a scheme worth trying,
Just plan your gifts this way;
In making or In buying.
Be as careful as you may,
But make the figures tally.
If to meet you'd have both ends
Make the number of your girts the sama
As the number of your friends.
Then wrap the gifts In tissue.
With ribbon tag and seal.
And go away and forgf t 'em.
Take a walk or eat a meal.
When you return take out your list
And at random there address 'em;
Don't feel at the shape of the packages
Or try to guess 'em. '
When father gets hla kenslngton bag,
And ma some good cigars;
When brother gets his necklaoft
And aunt toy trolley cars;
When sister gets a shaving mug,
And uncle a pretty barette;
You'll have the Jolliest Christmas
You ever had, I bet.
Omaha. RAYROU, NB TREMV
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and, indeed through
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when they think of
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And this is the re
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real values, selling ar
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prices, suggesting gifts that
have been treasured for years
for their superior excellence.
Whether or not you desire
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