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Omaha Pre. )M,t"iil iM-j'Srtment.
Kovr-HUKn civ.rv rAi ion.
Hate nf Neh-a. ka. County of Douglas.
LtwlRhl WIIIImtk. rii. ulalion manager
f the Flee Ji 1. 1 . 1 . : : . ii urtipny. lit ins
duly sworn, esys t!.i: average fially
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temporarily ahonlil hmr Thr
Bpe wallrd to thrta. Atldrraa
1 will bo rhancrd aa often na
' To call It "RtiBfllan diplomaoy" a
clearly a misnomer.
Oh, by the way, er Christmas
Tuttinc a silk bat on crime makes
ft none the more re pc table.
That about wind ui All the big
criminal cases for the present,
Wharton Uarkes has taken his
place In the amen corner of the An
There was a Rood deal or bad odor
talk In impaneling that jury to try
Gertrude Gibson Patterson boasts
that she will o on the stage. The
stage should see that she docs not.
' James Whlteomb Itlley says no ono
tan write poetry without a pen in his
hand. And many cannot do it even
Why did to great a financial ex
pert as W. Morgan Shuster have to
fc-of to Persia for a Job, In the first
Judge Gary says the law will not
even permit any more of those Stel
trust dlnacrs .but evidently It cunnot
fctop the hand-out bablt.
. LlDlt Steffens wouldn't think of re
funding the money for that take Just
because It was condemned by the
etate, defeneo and the court.
The gathering of the Taft clubs at
Lincolu will give the La Toilette
boomers a gooi opportunity to see
Just what they are u against.
Wlth Champ Clark exploiting his
constant labors for party peare, we
fear the democrats may get Into a
fight over who brought about the
M4ny a. man. would falot; at fhe
Idea '.of puffing ballot bpx who
would kave no troubln, whatever
cottit!r!ng.lntstralnt:or' trade" on
a neien.iiy f life.- . " '. '
Ninety, cents a pound for beef ou
the hoof is all right at a fajiiy stock
show, but for the sake of the ulti
mate conuumer let us hope U 4a iiot
adopted as a precedent v '
Thomas K. Cllroy dlcfl the other
day at the age of 71, and people out
side of New Vork have to be re
minded Uat he ai once mayor of
that city, How time nits along in
front of Tigers.' .. v
Tliat Los Augclee woniap who left
the polls without voting to run home
to her bread-baking offers u pretty
good answer to the argument that
woman suffrage diverts tteutlon
frem the home.
When the wt-tf-n governors' train
got to the Pennsylvania railroad they
had to swap their cars for smaller
ones so it could get through the tun
nels. The west Is so big, cnyway,
as compared with the taut.
Th South Omaha city councllniau
who proposes that city, employes
shall, work union hoars for uuloit
wages is about to establish a prece
dent In municipal procedure that
might well be adopted by other com
munities. Ha, ha Bo it seems that the hon
orable and ancient profekblon of
banking has come under the bun of
official displeasure. That Is a seri
ous discovery the comptroller has
made, of the bunkers raking off side
tips, ligt the surprUlog thing is
that the discovery should be played
u aa utw.
Ths Business Side of Peace.
It detracts none from the human
or ethical aspect of world prae to
argue It from n business fttandpnint.
The hldtorr of the movement affords
amplo proof of tho copency of the
arpument. Kconomlf considerations
have a pood deal inoro to do with
kepinp nation from poitiK to war
than they did before thry meant what
they do today. That is not saying that
human life Is placed upon the lower
level of moncj alti;ilion. Indtd, It
Ih fiilto doubtful If humanity ever re
Rrded lif an more prtrioun tlinn It
f 'tit proof Is abundant of what
:rcut. Rood In tho propaganda of
world prace this economic view has
wroiiKht. Nation aro mote posi
tively at peace when Ihoy aro hound.
In addition to their lies of moral
Rood will, by the practical banda of
commercial littercour.se. That Ih the
moving npirlt. of the modern enter
prise of universal peace- to make
nations see by acliint donionKtratlon
thai they simply cannot afford, from
Hn economic standpoint, not to he at
The president's i'aee meKtsago con
tltuffw not only powerful argument
lu this direction, but reflects abun
dant and mort Interesting proof of It.
What would ho our position In the
lar eaHt today but for those strategic
loans we made to China and Japan?
And who will question the Imperative
necessity of our enjoying every possi
ble Inch of vantago ground In the
orient? In similar ways have we ex
tended our influence to the south of
us, In tho Central and Houth Amer
ican republics, where It Is most essen
tial, for moral and business reasons,
that we cultivate the good will of
these, our next door neighbors. And
In all parts of the world whither our
Influence goes, it goes with greater
Impetus and returns with higher re
ward because It springs from this
kind of a source. The term "dollar
diplomacy" haa fallen Into derision,
yet It has a meaning full of righteous
power for this and other nations.
Tho one thing thus far for which,
above all other, the Taft administra
tion stands pre-eminent Is practical
peace, and It Is worthy of aerlous
note that this is one thlnt desired by
all good people and demanded by
every good cause.
Tho tew state of Arizona has a very
ambitious plan for upbulldln Its com
merce and freeing Itself from the grip
of what It regards as oppressive rail
road freight rates, in .the pursuit
of which It shows that politics Is aot
entirely engrossing Hi, attention. The
plan la for the federal government to
buy from Mexico a narrow strip of
land between the state border and
the Gulf of California so as to enable
Arizona to establish a seaport at the
head of this narrow Inlet of the
Pacific, ; ,
Ostensibly the purpose Is to obtain
relief - from exacting land rates on
esport-bomid shipments, which now
got to San Tedro or San Diego, but
another apparent purpose, or course,
la to got lnjlnq with a port for canal
trade. Assuming that the government
might accede to the proposition and
could effect a satisfactory trade with
Mexico' for the land, It Is question
able" whether tho enterprise could be
made profitable for a long time. It Is
700 miles up the Gulf of California
and this would be quite a detour for
regular coastwise or east bound ves
sels to make. Of course, those bear
ing Arizona goods could afford to
make it and others might in time,
but It would devolve upon Arizona to
build up a trade making It worth
while. As the state and the country
to the east developed, that might
easily be done and there Is no doubt
that Arizona bullosa men believe It
can and will be toue. The scheme
is not entirely chimerical, 'but re
flects a very sturdy spirit of busi
ness, Impulse, farsightedness and de
it would siem stupid, thoufh, for
the railroads to force any such neces
sity so far u the niero matter of
rates for so short a haul as that
across the lower eud of Califointa is
loncrmed. They, lu the end would
be the losers. And the faet thai rail
roaih) are not, as a rule, given , to
stupidity arises to quetrtlon the -assurance
of the enterprise.
.. Albinui Nance.
The death of Albluus Nance, "boy
governor" of Nebraska, will carry the
minds of mauy residents of the state
backward over the lapse of a genera
lion. Mr. Nance was chief executive
of Nebraska during the formative
period of tho Mate. While he But
In the governor's chair Nebraska was
enjoying Its greatest growth. The
influx of population was heavy, the
settlement of new country was
continuous and the foundations were
Iiilnff talil fur Ih iirnanrrit v Hint In I
marvelous, although It 1 accepted by ,
those who enjoy it aa a matter of
Governor Nance was spared to see
the fruitage of the hopes that ani
mated himself and others associated
with him during those early days of
political turbulence in Nebraska. So
far as bis administration affected
Omaha it w ill be Uwt recalled by the
firmuM he exhibited in meeting con
ditions that gave rise to the dump
riots. Hut this was only an episode
In his career, fits services as gov
ernor were tboe of a man con-
KclentlotiBly demoted to the duties of
his office. His life after retiring was
that of a good citizen. He will be
best remembered by his fellow rltl
zens of the elate he helped to develop
as a man of lntegrtty, good Judgment
and modeft devotion to the cause of
Secret Sins of Some Banks.
The comptroller of the currency
finds it expedient to devote much
spat e In hi annual report to congress
to recommendations for more
Btrlngent penal laws respecting the
banker. Some of his findings and
recommendations reflect none too
creditably upon this ancient and hon
orable huslneR. Particularly Is this
true of the startling statement that
many national bank official receive
private compensation or reward for
placing loans for their banks. Not
only is this pernicious practice vig
orously condemned as criminal, but
prison penalties are urged for its pun
Isihrnent. To the casual or callous observer
tho evil of such a system may not at
once appear, but It Is there, neverthe
less. As the comptroller points out,
personal compensation given for plac
ing loans means one of two things,
either that the bank Is defrauded of
legal Interest or that the borrower is
made to pay exorbitant Interest. The
fact that the practice wherever car
ried on, Is covered up, condemns It as
something tho banker, himself, does
not care to have generally known.
In this same connection the comp
troller' report discloses that 60 per
cent of tho failures of national banks
have been due to open violation of
national banking laws and that crim
inal violations, under which head the
secret . premium or reward . system
would come, cause 37 per cent of all
the failures. The comptroller per
forms a valuable service, therefore,
as much to the bank and the banker
as to the public, in calling especial
attention to this practice In his rec
ommendations to congress, and the
honest banker should be the first to
second his appeal for a law that will
Too many bank crimes have gone
unpunished as a result of the statute
of limitation, another Important point
that has not escaped the attention of
Comptroller Murray. To aid-In cor
recting this, he urges congress to
enact a law extending the period of
prosecution for violations of the na
tional banking act to ten years, and
that Is hot a, year too long.
TeJt of Adverse" climatic Conditions.
Ma bl annaitr f epsrr the eecretary
of agriculture retails? t'kat "thei as
sertion has been made that this coun
try Is so large In extent and has such
a varied climate,' soil' and crops "ftiat
no nation-wide calamity can befall
Its farmers from natural "causes.'An
extreme test of the proof of thia as
sertion was made thia yeir."
Hot waves hotter, 'considering
their duration anl extent) than rec
ords had cvet1 ehb-a a-pj-byaUed jfrpm
early In May until July over nearly
the entire regions of the : Mississippi
valley and the Atlantic coast and.Jeft
what looked like desolation In their
wake In many sections. The season
will not soon -be forgotten for its
excessive heat and Jack of moisture.
Notwithstanding this,' 1911 la far
from a lean year on the farm, as Sec
retary Wilson shows. "Enough has
been produced for the national need
and there will be a surplus." No
attempt is made, of course, to mini
mize the actual effect of this unpre
cedented season; It was tremendous.
In fact, it cut off from the aggregate
farm production for the year approx
imately $277,000,000, leaving the
total $M17.000.000. Staggeringly
big as thai Is, It represents a decrease
for the first time In several years.
But this all goes to emphasize the
point, that even losses as great as
f277.000.000 in crop valuation can
have no natUon-wlde calamitous ef
fect. Indeed. It has not had any local
calamitous effect. There is not a
locality feeling any distress as a re
sult of this falling off. Our diversity
of climates, soils and crops is so great
and our reserve power so full that
the country ran stand the heaviest
blows of this kind. It takes Just such
to remind us of our real agricultural
power' and .wraith.
When the Sunday school mission
aries como to Omaha next year' they
will find a community well prepared
to receive them. The local mission
aries have covered the field so well
that the visitors will have ample time
to project their activities from Omaha
against the hosts of sin elsewhere.
With "Dick" Metcalfe and Charley
Pool running for governor, and Al
Soienson taking his regular exercise
gallop for the senatorial toga, the
press of, Nebraska will be fairly rep-
esented on the primary ticket. Noth-
"'K. U ' food for the "''aper
Congressman Norrls sets 'to rest
some rumors by an authoritative
declaration of his inteutlon to make
the race for the United States stnate.
This will open the road to some as
piring citizens of the Fifth district.
If it has no other effect.
Georgia having made a choice be
tween several Urowna for candidate
for governor, and decided agaiust
county option, the sale of "near
beer" may proceed uninterruptedly.
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Thirty Years Ago
Thp IhM party 'f tho Imperial cluba
arrlpa look place at Maannlc hall, the
attendant' being 1ar(re and alefl.
't'nele John" Htanton, on? of the char
acters of Omaha, thinks ho has cflme
Into an Inheritance of Kentucky land,
which every one hniea will prove true.
Tho money box attached to atreet car
No. 2 on the Hed line was robbed of Its
contents la evening by some ono who
relieved I ho box of about 115 In the ab-
aence of the driver.
C. K. Sfpilrea left for a business trip to
leore H. Thummcl of Orand Island
Is In town.
(Jeorue . Frost, t'nlon Pacific govern
ment director, arrived from the wext.
J. B. Detwiler la advertising "canPts
have declined slightly-."
Real estate transfers Include a sale of
lots 7 and . block 2io, Omaha, by W. J.
Council to Kianlc ColpeUer for S4.O.0.
Guild Metnnla, 03 North (Sixteenth
street, want two dry foods clerks, Uer-
man and Pwede preferred.
Mr. und Mrs. V. YV. Lessentlne'gave a
high five party lat their home on North
Twenty-fourth afreet In the evenlns.
when these were present: , Judge and
Mra. Saohsse. Miss Kathsse, Mm. lKug
las, Mrs. McDoural, Mr. and Mrs. J.
gwoboda. Hf. and Mra. Anderson. Mr.
and Mra. Mleskl, Mr. and Mra. Olmsted,
Mr. and Mrs. Austin, Mis Nettle Aumock,
Miaa Ma,y rredorlckaon, Messrs. Mathews,
Patrick and Hobblti.
Mm;. K. 1,. nierbower wave an elaborate
reception' froth Z to S o'clock at her
home, 210 ',8uth Tblrty-aeconil avenue,
which was attended by a large number of
the leading fig-urea In local society. Mra.
Hlerbower was agisted In receiving v
her mother, Mrs. J. E. Boyd: Mra. Kus
aall B. Harrison, Mlaa Boyd, Mrs. C. T.
Taylor, Mis Joe Barton, Miss Brown,
Mis Chandler .and Msa Ogden assisted
throughout the various rooms which were
In the evenlnr the Union Pacific Mun.
ell of Royal Arcanum gave the tjhlrd of
us aeries or high five parties In th
lodge rooms at tii Continents building.
After refreahmenta, J. W. Maynard. who
waa major domo of tha lodge, announced
these prize winners; Mrs. J. B. Sheldon,
first for ladles, a Royal Arcanum aou
venlr spoon; Mrs. Hubert, second, a royal
Worcester vase;' Mr. Dave 8tubba, first
gentlemen's prize, a pretty blaekihnm
cane, aliver mounted; while Mr. F. A.
Weaver took a card case aa second sen.
Central Labor union seta an
which' prevents Mayor Cushlng from sign
ing me city council's contract with the
Ketcham Furniture oomnanv nv h...
making bribery charges arose, to furnish
cne city nail. The contract. .came to
nearly .00. . !
Robert W. Peacock of1 Sa.lt-T-uU. ri.
a years of ag, ,nd Miai Emma Jane
" or Boutn Omaha, aged 17 years.
Ttfl Years Ago
John J. Phllbln became a director In the
Buffalo, N. Y .base ball club.
Miss Juliette Morris, a teacher In the
CllftonvHHl school, resumed her work
after, a sclge of, nines. ('
Assistant Postwaater Woods ri returned
from fit. Louie, where he went to give
testimony In several federal oourt cases.
Bruce Brady. 6-vear-old nn u."
and Mrs. Aaron Brady. Twenty-third and
ur:e streets, cued after an Illness of
months. The little fellow h.A h..
dentally shot In the eye on tbe previous
' DI '"y na never recovered from
the effects. : '(
Members of the Seward Street Sunday
school met at the church and eior-i i
officers: Superintendent. T. s fu,.r....
first aaalatant, R. W. Hodder; . second
assistant, Mrs. V. L. Lookabauh:
aecretary. U T. Hoffman: treasurer
Ernest L. Ferrel; librarian. Hret mvr'nii-
R. C. llowea. the Inventor of the new
method for tunning sheen hides in
tn to Interest local business men In tha
establishment of a tannery here or In
I'ollce Oflcer Chariea
Jomea Smith dead on the porch of .the
ub wuirra no roomed, zu North Ninth
street, at about in the evening. The
body was still warm and there were no
atgna of a violent death. Tha, m.
about CO. i
Mrs. W. W. Jveyeon gave an address at
tha Llnliigcr. Art sallerv On ' A r In I.
Home." It was one of a series under the
ausplcea of,,ilie Youn Women's Chris.
Judge Ben 8. Baker received a tele
gram from Senator Millard at Washing
ton; asking htm If h would accept the
place of assistant Justice of the supreme
court In New Mexico. He Bald he did not
know, but that If he did and thus got out
of tha consrwalonal race. It would not be
because he was afraid Dave Mercer
would beat him for the republican nomi
nation. Ideal for Kutnre lar.
(Alison would have the Sliermu ii tan-
repealed. Hote we see a highly success.
iui business man taking enousn interest
In polities, to advance a nollcv. w n..v
yet have a great Inventor for president,
a man who will experiment wkh the'
omce until he lilts upon a scheme that
will shed the light of proajterlty equally
upon all We need a patent, reversible
presldajit. easily air-cooled. Government
is notlUiia- but a vast mechanism Ilk.
printing press, and there Is no reason
wny it should not be fed with blank
paier at one end and give out the right
kind of laws at the other.
Moas laataaa rlf-Sapior(la.
For the first time . since the govern
ment has had charge of the t-Moux In
dians tha Issuance of rations , has been
lopad. Ng aubslstenca of uny kind was
beta furnished the Indiana for three
months. For several years a small ra
tion of beef, sugar and flour haa been
Icaued to the old and Indigent, and this
will be done again thia winter, but only
to. (box- who are Infirm. The Indiana
for tho first time have shipped their own
raid to Chieaao this year. They have
aent kai arl .... i i .... - ,
... ,,uau nu nave re
ceived top prices for them, netting them
ihouaands of dollura.
The Caaatry Davra,
H. IajuU Ulobe Democrat.
Two Keure!s have been eaecute.l In
fcanto lH.inUigo . following the asaaaal
Snl Ion of tlie president. The lota of two
privates wwukt be scrloua.
Ill Other Lands
aide MabU nn What la Trans
plrlnar Amunii the Hear and
Far Nation" of I he Uarth.
Rnaala'a Aattoaal bream.
Russia's dream of the rentiirles coming
down from the days of I'eter the Great
Is a Russian harbor on the open sea le
Vond the ranse of winter s h e. The hope
of making the dream a. reality spurred
the Russian raid on Manchuria and the
seliuae of Fort' Arthur. The Japanese
army and navy frustrated the plan and
forced Russia back within Its Ice bound
borders. In all former moves toward
the open sea Russia met but never
overcame the power and pressure of
Great Britain. In the Alanchurtan war
Japan would not have achieved as great
a triumph without Ueat Britain as an
ally and financial backer. But the,
hlil(,U of time makes strange bed
fellows. The lion and the bear, hitherto
cold and dint ant, today are cordial allies
In tha job of eliminating Persia as a
buffer alate. Back of Russia's eagerness
In trumping up excuses for the raid la
the hope of eventually reaching the Per
sian gulf, practically the only stretch
of ppen sea on the map thot holds a to--Ibtllty
of making the Romanoff dream a
reality. Already tha shrunken empire
f Darius Is divided into "spheres of In
fluence" by Russia and Great Britain,
the former on the north, the Jailer on
the south, leaving the inter rcning terri
tory us a plaything for a puppet ruler.
There Is no restraint on tha bear's paw
this time. Not Only Is It free to ct In
the usual fashion; It Is encouraged by
Great Britain and native opposition
urged to submit. What Is the price?
Look at tha map and note the Import
ance of having an ally on the east of
Germany as cordially aggressive as
France on the west. lear of German
power, deep rooted in the British Isles,
makes new defensive combinations
necessary. Russia gets Its share of th
spoil In Persia and a prospective high
way to the sea. In the gnme of Interna
tional 'grab Mr. Shunter's appeals for
righteousness ana justice falls on deaf
Infanta Kulalla'a Ways.
Infanta Kulalia does not clesh the ad
vice or dictation of King Alfonso on her
literary project. She is 47, mother of two
sons, and separated from her - husband,
Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Orleans.
Though a member of the Spanish court
and subject to court rules, the Infanta
scoffs at a youngster of 25 telling her
what to do or not to do. "Run along,
sonny," she says, in effect, .'and mind
your own business.'' Eulalla means what
she says. Americana who hud to do with
her entertainment on the occasion' of the
Chicago world's fair remember her as a
charming woman in fair weather, a whim
sical terror In foul. ' A Chicago paper de
scribed her at the time: "She can be a
most fascinating and lovable creature
when she pleases, but haa a temper of
dynamite and a million horsepower will,
and doesn't care a raP for any of the
laws or propriety or what people - say
about her. A stranger seeing her for the
first time would put her down in the 23-
year-old class, and her heart still palpi
tates In th Spanish style." She attended
the world's fair Incognita aod instated on
seeing everything.. A dispatch of the tnne
said: "The democracy of Princess Kulalta
is positively astounding." She left the
concert that . had been arranged in her
honor to adjourn to the Midway Plalsance
for beer and sausages. She went to mass
at a poor church, when she was expected
at the cathedral. At a reception given by
Mrs. Potter Palmer, Kulalia got tired -of
being presented to Chicago society and
abruptly requested her escort to. take her
to the conservatory. The guests who had
not been presented went away aghast.
A Lid for Hat Air.
When the deluge of speeches delivered
In the French Chamber of Deputies on
the last national budget appeared in a
printed volume, the eiie of the output of
oratory astonished the members. The
volume, which corresponds with our Con
gresslonal Record, shows that 1,353
speeches were made on the budget alone.
M. Jauras occupied th tribune between
times and he snd his socialistic faction
delivered 300 set speeches, . besides num
berless oratorical kicks against the min
istry. This year's budget debate lias been
restricted in consequence, and no member
can exceed the time limit of eighteen
minutes. The great Joli of the reform
effected for the debate now in progress
is that the devislna; of a plan to curtail
the talk was confined to a commission
at which a certain M. Thalamas was
made chairman. Thalamas was the arrest-
t offender of all last year, having
spoken twenty -three times on the budget
and uttered 70,009 words, occupying 7.UD0
lines of official record.
lailla'a Poanlatlon. ,
While the huge estimate' ot the popu
'atlon of China which used to pass cur
rent have been sharply challenged lu re
cent years in IndUl the revised figures of
the census outrun the provisional.' esti
mate, and bring the population, !lth
Burma included, un to-' the. enormous
total of 31B.01.4fi. Till number, three
fold th population of tha Cnited. Rates,
a !mnrasive In lttlf. and portentous
wi.en comitared with the 230, lCG.o.w of
ten years effo. The lncrer.se of. nearly
?1. 000.000 would In Itself make 'a natloit.
It is three times the. population if the
Netherland. or of Sweden, and eight
time tha population of Norway cr'Den-
niark. It surpam-es th population of
e'paln by several million.
Ths quarterly returns of the British
Register General showing the progress
of population In England mi J Walas for
the third quarter of l!Ml reveal a further
Mrlklng Indication of th Influence of the
entente cordial with France. The excess
of births over deaths for the period fell
to I1.S4S, as comitared with i:30. 121. 0CI
and 123,02? in 190$. im and I'.'iO respec
tively. French statistics just Issued In
dicate that there will be an actual falling
off of 0,M In the population nf France
In 1911 as compared with 1910. Ijiwt year
the official registration figures showed
that there was a slight decrease, not
enough to juatlfy belief that the trend
would t downward permanently. Th
figures now presented, which . cover the
(irst six months of lll, show that there
wer 14.000 fewer birth and 36.000 more
deaths than during th first six month
of 1310. This made a net lo.is of lS.T'JO
in the population.
Why OI It tnart ' J
"Neil Mo.Mullen of Willow Island. Nru,.
a bachelor, while tearing down hi old
stoi building found HMO In gold and
kllvtr that tiu hail hidden and forgotten."
Why mention th tact thai b didn't
bav a wifaf
People Talked About
The most imprei'vlve exhibit of patient
courage In modern times Is the recent
struggle of a British minister for the lat
word In a suffragette convention. His
failure does not dvCtart from the quality
of his nerve. . ,.,
Western governors carrying the IlKltt
of civilisation to the eat may consider
the expedition worth the effort If they
do aa well as the Montana tenderfoot In
New York. The Montanlan Jumped on a
manlier who was annoying a woman and
persuaded him lo apologise on his knees.
A preacher at Newbutg, N. Y'., who
watched, from his window a safe-crack I tiff
iob in the postof flee, explains his falluro
to give an alarm by sayiiiK that he pre
ferred to be "a live coward rather than
a dpad hero." The ssmc remark un
frocked a policeman In Chicago last year.
Journalistic circles In New York last
week escaped a paralysing shock by n
prompt denial of a .rumor that the Sun
establishment was about to move uptown
from Park Row. Brother Jasper's Soul
Is marching on without etb!lhlug the
truth of his maxim, "De Sun &j move."
There is a new question to be put to
the socio totrl st. biologists ur what ever
ologisls It belongs to: YVhy are thti
women of Belgium longer lived than tho
men? The country has 1S4 women be
tween the nsres of hi and 10 and only
s'.xty-flve men, and thirty-six women
nonagenarians al KKain,t tCI1 of tne
Governor Harmon Is booked for a swing
around the circle, with Pan Crt.ncico as
his western destination. Tho main objoct
of the trip Is to select a site for Ohio's
building at the Panama exposition.
Friendly booms sighted, going or comlnp,
will receive the glad hand. Route and
dates are not settled.
Jf an objectionable postcard Rets by n.
postofflee substation superintendent In
Chicago ten demerit marks r one point
are marked against hint. Forty-one
points cuts a kol in bis salary und
seventy-one throws, Wm out of a job,
The 'postcard regulation Is the liveliest
member In the department.
A t hrerlaar ,ote.
Philadelphia bulletin. "
The conviction nt HprlnKfleld, Mass., of
Bertram G. Spencer, on the charge of
murder. Is further evidence of the de
cline of Insanity pleas and loss of pres
tige sustained by alienists who strive to
make out i cose for clients because they
ate paid to' do so.
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CJtiict-spokcn Customer You keep every
thine: for the piano, don't yeu?- '
e-nlesman Yes. air. We do, sir
tiuli-t-spoken Customer Give me 4a sal
Aunt Mary horrified Good gracious
Harold, what would your mother fay U
she saw jroci siniikiar .tfcare.ttc? v ,. i .
Harold (liultnly I - rthe d have a. fit.
They're her ciuarctlrs-Tft liltb. t
"I see that a. noted tendon sut4re',t
has married a policeman."
I itat s sttatm.'. l wonder how they
happened to meet!" '
"It was durinps one of the earlier, riots.
She made a deep Impression on him."
"Mow? ' .......
"With a brick."-Clevelund Plain Dealer.
"That sinner certainly knows how t
manage Iter range." " ', .
"She oiinlit to. She used in be a cook.''
"In financial trouble Wl.al 1 If"
"Oh. I promised to pay Brown SW tonVtjr,
and I've tot It. and he knows I ve not It. .
and he knows 1 know he Kauws I've t; t
J. W. Foley in New Yo.l. Tin:.',
liii was jut a doir. Mistn- that's nil;
And till of u boys ralie.i him BoL;
He was cuily ami not very t:ill. -
And he hadn't a tail jun a st'jb.
Hh. ta.l froze one cold tt'.nht. -you sfc.
Wo J'j.'t rolled the rest of hhn through
No he dtdtj't have mu-o pedlares
l'trhhpo tha". was fiuzeti ofC, toi.
He always seer.-ia-J quite well behaved.
And he neve.- hml many l.ad ftghle..
In satr.ir.e:' lie used to bi shaved.
And lie nie;jt in tlio woot'tliui o' nlkht
Sometimes he woaM wake lip tco soon
And cry If his tall Mot a chill:
Scum n'.glits he would bark nt the mo'-O.
iiut sonio nighta ho would sleop vry
till. , .
Hi knew hnw to play Mca-anil-ae.ek 1
And he always would corne wi.eu you'i
He would r'ay dead, roll ever and speak.
And learned It In nn time at all.
Sometimes he would prowi, .Just tn plav,-
But he never would bite, and Ids worst
Waa to hat k at the postman on day,
isut tho Pullman he burked at him, first.
He used to chase cats up a tree.
But that was Just only in fun;
And a cat was nn safe as could be
Cnless It Hlould start out to run: -Sometimes
he'd chase children and throw
Them down, Jut while rvnnltiB along,
And then lick their faces to hrw
He dkln't mean anything wrong. r .
He was chasing nn automobile
When the wheel hit htm rfcht irf the
sld. - ' - v
bo lie just cave a queer little squeal.
And curled up and stretched oul an6
Ills tail It was not very Jong,
He was curly undtnot very tall:
But he never did anything wrong'
Ho was just our dot;. Mister that's all:
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