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. MAT CmCtJITION.
State of Nebraelca, County of Douglas ,
Dwight Williams, circulation manager
of The Bee Publishing company, being
duly sworn, says that the average dally
circulation lor the month or May, vtu,
was , D WIGHT WILLIAMS,
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Sabscrifeera leaving: te city
temporarily aha aid have The
Be malic 1 to thtm. Address
will be changed as often aa re
Great growing weatner for re-
Armageddon will now be shifted
' from Chicago to Baltimore. '
' Mr. Bryan probably tblnki
ought to get the reporters' vote.
Cuban and Mexican insurgents are
also dodging stasdpat artillery. ,
Have you thought yet how It
would sound to say, "Nlneteen-tblr-teen?"
- a . "... ; 7;:!-
Yes, after Chicago and Baltimore,
we must have a safe and sane
Mr. Bryan now doubtless has
better appreciation of the lot of
real reporter. ;'; i ' "
Harmony Is the slogan at Balti
more., Yep, all harmoniously agreed
to fight to the hilt. M !'
The Kentucky and Texas delegates
doubtless will take their -own mint
Julep to Baltimore.
;' True) Americanism Is much larger,
however, than any state, set of poli
ticians or organization.
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Worrying is a bad thing, but how
can one help it when his Iceman
passes him up on a hot day?
"Japan Firm for . Integrity of
China," says a headline. Yes, when
It means benefitting Japan. , t
. ' China has not secured that ISO,
000,000 loan. That it quite a touch
for a young republic to make, any
way. . .' - V,
A Boston woman physician advo
cates scientific marriages. She Is a
spinster. Maybe that is the reason
she is a spinster, .
Every republican should pray for
Champ Clark's nomination, viewing
the situation entirely from a.seltlBh
, party standpoint.
Perhaps we might find the happy
medium somewhere between Admiral
Dewey's four battleships a year plan
and the democratic politician's policy
of none at all.
That Texas editor who says he has
read the Congressional Record con
eistently for more than two years
should apply to Mr. Carnegie for a
Nobody will complain If the new
city council and the gas company get
together in a complete settlement of
all pending deputes without further
litigation. """V -;: ".; ' r?-
I Her is a woman who asks a di
vorce from her husband because he
has not taken a bath for seven years.
It she has stood It that long she has
no ground for complaint. '
. Automooiies are not so numer
ous," remarks the New York Times,
adding that there are only about 85,-
COO in that state. Does the sedate
Journal mean to get gay with us?
: An interesting phase of interna
tional developments is Japan's sud
den burst of admiration for China,
which has recently awakened to the
fact of Its marvelous possibilities and
gone into the business of being a real
nation. " ' ' J. - '
i "Men should say what they mean
and mean . what they say," , wrote
Champ Clark in Mr. Bryan's Com'
moner last year. What does he mean
" when he says he is a "progressive'
and then ties up with Judge Parker
and Tammany. Murphy, who, Mr,
Bryan says, are the arch apostles of
reactionarism, or does Champ mean
all men bat himself t
C all the work done at the Chi
cago convention by the republicans,
the platform will get most considera
tion during the months that will in
tervene before election day in No
vember. It is an unusually Jcngthy
document, made so necessarily by the
obligation that the stand of the
party on great and pressing Issues
be clearly and fully defined. In this
regard it must be viewed as a com
prehensive whole. It fully and fairly
sets out the principles of the party,
and it makes definite pledges to the
people as to its program for prog
ress In government.
It is not a collection of glittering
generalities and vague promises, but
a concrete presentation of a policy
of progress, with definite and spe
statements as to the Pnrposeslcloujn6sll The body Is cool or even cold,
of the party in dealing with all of
the problems now confronting the
government It frankly states the
general attitude of the party In these
The republican party is now, at always,
a party of advanced and consecutive
statesmanship. It is prepared to go for
ward with the solution of those new
questions which 100181, economic and
political development have brought into
the forefront of the nation's interest
Following this declaration, each
of the several questions is dealt with
In. language open and easy to under
stand, that nothing of ambiguity-may
be charged against the document or
the Intentions of its framers. As a
declaration of party principles It will
challenge the thoughtful attention of
all citizens, for it is an appeal to
calm, deliberate judgment, a request
for a dispassionate verdict from the
voters. And It is in "the quiet of
November" that that verdict will be
The Battle of Baltimore. "
democrats threw their hat into the
ring when the national committee
recommended Parker for temporary
chairman and Mr. Bryan, followed by
Governor Wilson, promptly gave it a
swift kick and the battle of Balti
more was on. Mr. Bryan Insists he
acted In the interest of har
mony. Meantime he characteris
tically plunges in, crying "no com
promise,'' indifferent to the appeals
of Watterson,' Baldwin), Taggart and
others for peace. Peace, if it comes,
will come on Mr. Bryan's terms. He
surely will be able to swing more
than -one-third of the convention In
which event he may defeat the two-
thirds. ' " w;
Wilson, then, is the Bryan man,
ostensibly at least, the only one of
the candidates to join the Nebraskan
In this "harmony" fight. Champ
Clark stands now, where he always
stood wherever the lightning of op
portunity seems most imminent He
is the political chameleon; he Is a
Bryan man, a Hearst, Wn, a Tam
many tool, a progressive, a reaction-
ary an amiable opportunist, appar
ently unfettered by fixed conviction
of any sort.'., ," " . , -1 .',
It will be surprising if Mr. Bryan,
now that a third party Is launched,
does not annex himself to a fourth
nomination. Or, falling In that, will
he be able to land Wilson, or agree
with the enemy on Marshall, the man
who "never offended anybody," c or
go down in final defeat before the
common foe he is now fighting?
One thing? now seems certain, and
only one we are assured of another
national convention war the battle
Accept" the Invitation. :
The people of Omaha have been
Invited by several of the new city
commissioners to offer suggestions
and opinions as to Improvements to
be made In the city government, san
itation and beatification. One com
mjssloner says, for Instance, that he
especially Is anxious to keep streets
clean and in repair and will thank
citizens eagie-eyea ; enough, to spy
out spots In any of our thorough
fares not perfect In appearance or
condition to inform him of it, so
that he may hot-foot It to the said
spot and put it promptly In order.
Why not take them at their word?
Even it funds and other things do
not guarantee a complete perform'
ance of this Ideal program, accept the
invitation and, in the clasulo vernac
ular of Mayor Dahlman, ."Come up
and try us out." ;
Most pathetlq among the proral
nent figures in the retreat from Chi
cago are Big Tim Woodruff of New
York and Senator Dupont of Ppla-
ware. , Lured by hope and hurrah J
they leaped on the colonel's , band
wagon in the eleventh hour, confi
dent of having picked the winner,
From the subsequent proceedings it
may be inferred they have a fellow
feeling for the Irishman, who, when
tossed over the fence by a ,bull, re
marked: "Bedad, it's a good thing
I had me laugh furst."
Colonel Bryan having reported
the Chicago convention, Colonel
Roosevelt should reciprocate with
like service at Baltimore. Observing
rival party victims of the ' steam'
roller induces forgettulness of sore
Spots. : ;.' . V:
Since the law was enacted requir
ing hens to stamp the date of laying
on their eggs we have heard very
little complaint of bad eggs. This
apparent ' reverence of law on , the
part of our hens is Indeed very en
couraglng, -. , ..- v
EFFECT OF BEAT ON THE HUMAN BODY
By Ralph W. ConneU, M. D, Commissioner of Health.
Excessive heat on the lwman body pro- tlon, as well as the effect on the neart
duces two distinct and different effects The prevention of either heat ex
or pathological conditions, although they haustlon or sunstroke is of more im
may have a number of symptoms in portance than the cure, after it has oc
common. The treatment is entirely dlf- eurred. Those who are obliged to sub
fere nt. Therefore. It to always necessary Ject themselves to mental, and more es-
to recognize the two conditions in order
that the proper treatment can be ad-
ministered at once. The first, or beat
exhaustion, often comes on elowly, but
it may come aa abruptly as that of true
sunstroke and may develop In Its severest
form in those who are robust and strong,
as well as In those who ara feeble and
In heat exhaustion the puis la rapid,
weak, often scarcely perceptible; the
mind Is usually clear, voice weak, loss
of muscular strength, genera! feeling of
exhaustion. They may go from this con
dition to syncope or partial loss of con-
often dry. but may be covered witn a
cold sweat low temperature, often below
normal. The person In this condition
should be treated by applications of heat.
hot blanket, thorough rubbing of tha
body and limbs, stimulants administered,
small doses of whisky, inhalations of
spirit of ammonia, and ths services of
a physician secured as soon as possible,
as more active heart stimulants are often
necessary to bring about reaction. '
The other form of excessive beat is
known as sunstroke, heat apoplexy, sun
fever,, etd. This condition Is caused, not
only in severe, heat while in the sun, but
by over-exertion in a hot, humid atmos-
phere where there Is but little air stirring,
even with no exposure to the sun's rays.
It is more apt to occur in those addicted
to alcoholic stimulants. When this Is the
case the chances for recovery are much
diminished. The face becomes much
flushed and red, breathing labored and
slow, severe headaches, diczy and giddy
feeling In the head, oppressed feeling in
the pit of the stomach, often nausea and
vomiting of a yellow or green substance,
darting pains in tha limbs, puis rapid,
full and bounding. Intense heat of the
skin, hot to tha touch, high temperature,
even reaching as high as. 108 or 100 de-
grees Fahrenheit. When this excessive
temperature is reached tha pulse, al-
though full and rapid at first, -becomes
intermittent. Irregular and thready. Nerv-
ous symptoms are developed, aa shown
by jerking and twitching of the limbs,
and even convulsions may develop, often
unconsciousness even from the first
When death ensues it may come on
wltiun a few minutes or half aa hour
from the time of tha attack. When it
occurs in such a short time it Is due to
heart exhaustion. When prolonged be-
yond that period It la due to paralysis of
the nerve centers controlling the resplra-
HELP FROM CHURCHES AS CHUEOHES
Too Much Criticism and Too Little Cooperation.
. Indianapolis News.
It Fulton Cutting, president of tha New
Tork association for the improvement of
the condition ' of the pteor, has pub
lished a book, "The Church and Society,"
la which, aa a result of personal investi
gation and correspondence with hundreds '
of ministers in various cities, he con
cludes that church work in this country
should be In an entirely new direction.
Social betterment Beads a stronger union
of church and state, not In a sense
that arouses any antagonism of demo
cratic Ideas, but by closer practical con
tact and participation in the work of
Mr. Outtng disclaims utterly , and
strongly any participation in tha electoral
field of politics. The church has learned
by bitter , experience to reject tha ex
pediency of a political policy. But while
the civil authorities of a detnocratio
state ara the tools that the church has
herself aptly fashioned, she Is now lg-,
norlng them and criticising them, in
stead of this she should co-operate with
them and help them as her agents for
tha development of the . "clttseashlp
which Is in heaven." He points out that
there are M.M0 tenement house rooms la
New York City that ara totally without
windows. There ara 70,000 mora than this
In Brooklyn, "the city of churchea"
There are nineteen million children In
the public schools of the country who
have no direct relgious training, except
for those who may go to a Sunday school
for an hour a week. In all manner of
activities, settlement work. Ice funds for
the poor In summer, fresh air aid. milk
station, an things that maxe up the
great work of betterment for the poor
est and weakest members of the com
munity' the church takes no part
In police work especially he would have
the closest co-operation between associa
tions ot ministers and the police. He
would have committees to learn of the
poltoe auhoritles and to hold up their
hands In dealing with vice and crime and
all manner ot lawlessness. He would
have frequent meetings between the mla-
; CUTTING UP THE "BEEF TRUST" -
Voluntary Dissolution and the Prospect for Competition.
New York Journal ot Commerce. ' Stockyards Warehouse company,, the
It Is just about tea years since the first Anglo-American Refrlgerator Car corn-
move of the government was made against
the combination ot meat packers known
as the "beet trust," with headquarters
at Chicago, aa In violation ot tha anti
trust law. feince the first petition tor
an Injunction was tiled In May, IMS, the
contest has gone on with varying for
tunes, mostly favorable to the "combine;"
but now, as the government waa prepar
ing to bring a suit for the dissolution ot
Lthe National Packing company, those tn
control have concluded that the better
part ot valor tor thera Is discretion, and
decided to emulate the example of Colonel
Crockett's coon and "corae down." They
have announced to the United States dis
trict attorney at Chicago, and he has
conveyed the newt to 'the attorney gen
eral who has Imparted It to the public,
that they are considering a plan ot volun
tary dissolution to take effect August L
Meantime the government suit win be
held In abeyance.
The National Packing company was
organised in 1903 by the leading packers
ot Chicago, to acquire control of prac
tically all the competing concerns In their
business. . It hsd a share capital ot $16,-
000.000. which was divided In fixed pro
portions between the Ar-aour, Swift and
Morris concerns. ' It was used to acquire
control by stockholding ot the principal
packing houses ot St. Louis, - Omaha.
Kansas City and other western and east-
era cltiM, and some lesser ones, about
thirty In alt including the New York
Butchers , Dressed Meat company, the
peclally to physical exertion during any
excessively heated term, should avota
all alcoholic stimulants and other ex-
cesses, over-feeding, especially avow
meat. A farinaceous and fruit diet
should be followed, with large quantl-
ties of water, taken often and little at
a time, cold but not iced, drinking It
slowly. Water win not only supply the
loss of moisture going on In the system
from the intense heat, but will cool the
body as well, A little lemon Juice added
to the water is beneficial, as It acts aa a
slight stimulant to the stomach, aiding
the assimilation of the water. Fruit and
water will keep the glands, kidneys and
The treatment to be applied in case of
"unstroke must be active and energetic,
Remove the patient at once to a cool,
shady place. Remove all clothing sfnd
apply cold applications at base- of brain,
over the chest, body and limbs with tow-
el wrung out of ice water. Rubbing
patient all over with ice or wrapping the
whole body in a sheet wrung out of ice
water, then frequently pouring ice
water over the sheet, are means to be
adopted until the physician arrives and
the patient can be removed to his home
tha hospital, when he should be put
in a cool bath at a temperature of about
The one and important thing to think
of in sunstroke is to reduce the high
temperature and this can be accom-
pllshed beat by cold packs and cold
baths. Every minute lost before the
treatment is instituted lessens the
chances of recovery. Contraction of the
pupils of the ayes is a good Indication
that the temperature is being reduced,
but is not to be relied on aa much as
the thermometer. Always remember the
Ice packs and lea bath are heroic, meas-
ures and should not be continued too
long, thirty to forty minutes at a time,
repeated twice In twenty-four hours,
To briefly recapitulate, effect of heat
producing heat exhaustion, with pale
face, body coot weak pulse, weak pros-
traUd feeling, weak voice, mind clear,
low temperature use beat stimulants
and massage. . For sunstroke, with
flushed face, pupils dilated, skin hot, se-
vere headache, shooting, darting pains
through limbs, oppressed feeling In atom-
ach, with nausea, high temperature, loss
of consciousness remove all clothing, use
cold baths, cold compresses, rub with
Ice. Send for a physician at once.
isters and church representatives to dis
cuss projects for increased usefulness,
and thus bring all means of help in touch
with the direct Christianizing view of
helpfulness. We quote a former police
commissioner of New York City as sug
gesting a committee of all the churches
of tha city to confer frequently with the
police authorities for common help in
handling police problems. Mr. Cutting
"Such support" says the commissioner,
"was conspicuously absent When I needed
it most. . Church people would
complain If tha streets in front of their
church ware used by street waikera
"Drive them out" they insisted. "Cer
tainly,'! he would reply; "but where tot"
Where to. Indeed, If tha Christian church
can not answer tha questionl
Police Chief Kohler of Cleveland, when
asked it ministers could ba of help to
htm, ia reported thus:
"Surely, if they would only stop scold
lng." "Could you use a committee ot
ministers If they came down and asked
you to suggest ways of being useful?
"I could If they would try to understand
a policeman's Job. Most ministers are
theorists. They don't know the world,
They think people are wicked when they
are really only weak."
Police Chief Knapp of Toledo when
asked If be had- received any help from
the local clergy, answered:
"No help, only complaints. They could
help Immensely if only with their appro
batlon and encouragement to individual
i members of the force."
Mr. Cutting's argument Is that churches
as churches should "get Into the game."
instead of merely gathering , In their
places of worship and slngln sad pray
ing, the members shouM lend a hand In
every activity for social betterment and
civilizing advance; should ba directly
concerned as churches and in nothing
mor conspicuously than in striking
nnds wlth the police of a city and learn-
mg or them and backing them In their
pany and the Fowler Canadian company.
If there was an unlawful combination and
attempted monopoly la the country, be
sides the Standard Oil and American
Tobacco companies, this was It: and yet
the government has been defeated In the
Injunction suits and the criminal prosecu
tion which ended only a short time ago.
The civil suit for dissolution would prob
ably have ended differently, but It may
be avoided br the voluntary aotlon ot the
controlling Interests. , .
The disintegration, If effected, will be
under the direction of the Department
of Justice and will probably follow the
plan, applied In the Standard Oil and
Tobacco trust eases, which has certainly
had no disastrous effect upon the in
dustries concerned or upon those holding
an Investment interest tn them. The
rehabilitated subsidiaries in one case
and the reorganised corporations la the
other, appear to have been going their
way ia peace and prosperity as It noth
ing bad happened. - A similar result Is
likely to follow the dissolution ot the
National Packing company and the re
newed independence of its subsidiaries.
' But will there be renewed competition?
At tint as In the Other eases, the
divided and distributed control will re
main In the 'same hands under differ
ent organisations, and the concerns may
work harmoniously together: but "in
terests" will be gradually exchanged and
transferred and there will be "potential
competition," which In time wlU worst
mto actual competition.
Tills Ravin Omaha
COMPILED FROM DEE FILfcS
Thirty Years Ago-i-
The Union Pacifies and the Council
Bluffs nine played what la called a close
game, Council Bluffs winning by 27 to M.
Tha star performance was a catch of a
long fly after a remarkable run by Funk
The cricket season was started oft with
a match In North Omaha between two
elevens, W. C. Taylor's team beating J.
Shepard'a team by 44 to 32.
The Bee is pleading for a full vote on
the paving bonds at the special election
The call for a meeting of union brick
layers Is signed by J. W. Harpen, sec
After July 1, collars and cuffs reduced
to B cents each at the City Steam laundry.
i The attempted settlement of rate
troubles between the roads into Denver
la off, and the Burlington & Missouri
folks announce they will carry as cheap
as anybody, and keep all they get.
General Charles F. Manderson and Dan
iel Hurley have been appointed a com
mittee for Custer post, Grand Array of
the Republic, to arrange for attendance
on the Fourth of July celebration at Blair.
Twenty Years Ago
W. F. Bechel was made chairman of the
general committee la charge of the Fourth
of July celebration, W. N. Naaon, secre
tary, and J. G. Willis, treasurer. S. F.
Woodbrldge of the World-Herald and H.
L. Fowler of The Bee were made the ad'
vertislng committee. ,
The Board of Park Commissioners took
up the matter of a south side park and
B. S. Berlin, representing the county com
missioners, told the board that it might
count on the help of the county in what
ever way It, desired and especially In the
vacation of that portion of Leavenworth
street passing through Elm wood park.
Freight Agent inkina of the Santa Fe
returned from Topeka with the news that
his line bad met the reduced freight rates
on cattle from the southwest put into et
feot by the Rock Island.
Omaha's bank clearings for the week
were $3yC870, which gave Omaha rank ot
seventen among all the cities ot the
union, surprising, therefore, a great num
ber much larger In population.
O. H, Jeffries, general western agent of
the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
company, received notice of his appoint
ment as the Nebraska member of the
Columbian exposition life Insurance board.
Ten Years Ago
News came of the 'critical Illness of
King Edward VII from appendicitis,
stricken on the eve ot his coronation.
The city council confirmed the follow
ing appointments to the library board:
Harry P. Deuel. Fran? I Haller, John
Rush and W. A. Hansen. , Mr. Rush suc
ceeded Herbert T. Leavitt and Mr. Han
sen filled the vacancy caused by the
resignation of William J. Knox, while
Messrs. Haller and Deuel were reap
Colonel C. F. Weller, president of the
Richardson Drug ' company, gave a
luncheon at the Omaha club in honor
ot Percy Fleishel of Canon City, Colo,
Among the guests were Mr. Fox - of
Colorado Springs, D. T. Wheeler of Den
ver and I Ralph Crandell of Omaha.
Parishioners and friends of Rev. John
Williams assisted in celebrating hjs
twenty-fifth anniversary as rector of the
St Barnabas episcopal church, - Nine
teenth and California streets. Many gifts
were made as testimonials ot friendship
and love, and among these was a total
in cash of about 6,200. Coadjutor Bishop
'Williams officiated at holy communion
service at 6t Barnabas and prior to the
service the bishop delivered a brief ad
dress to the people, tn which he felicitated
them upon the long and harmonious pas
torate of their rector. It was announced
that during all these years Father Will
iams bad never raised 1 cent for his
church's maintenance through the me
dium of fairs, sociables or any sort of
entertainment aa he was opposed to this
method of finance tit the church.
People Talked About
According to statistics given out by the
Tobacco Leaf, there are consumed in the
United States every day 21.71S.44S cigars
and 23.737,190 cigarettes, without includ'
lng those rolled by the smokers them
stives. - ...
Frederic Passy, who died tn Paris, !,1
his ninety -first year, waa a distinguished
authority on political economy, and an
influential advocate of peace; be well de
served the honor ot the first Nobel prize
tor services to that cause. t
Robert Fisher, of Lewis, Del., found an
eagle's nest recently and secured an egg
from It He placed the egg under an old
hen and last week a young eagle was
hatched. The eagle eats fish ' and meat
with a relish and follows its foster
mother about everywhere. ;
There is still good fishing in the sea of
Galilee. Dr. Ernest W. Gurney Master
man, who has practiced medicine In Gali
lee, made a special study of the fishes
found there, and in a recent book says
that he found forty-three varieties, twice
as many aa can. be found in the British
Isles. . - ' '. ,
Mayor .Andrew Lang, of Plattevllle,
Colo., has received a license to 'conduct a
saloon. He will have a monopoly In the
business. It is planned to make; this a
model saloon. Not a chair or a table
will be allowed In it. and no display of
goods will be allowed In the windows.
Carl Schurx, who achieved distinction
as a general in the civil war, senator,
cabinet officer, civil service reformer and
journalist,' is to have a monument on
Morningslde avenue. New York. His fig
ure in bronse will be nine feet in height
and will rise from a pedestal which
stands On the periphery of a semi-circular
. Mrs William Moore, wife of a farmer
living near Marshall, Mich., visited that
tows last week accompanied by her 26
children. She took, the children to town
that they might witness the mailing of
a letter from her to Theodore Roosevelt,
Informing him of the site of her family.
The youngest child la not a year old.
Among these are seven pairs of twins.
Wilbur Wright and his l.Je work are
to be commemorated by some sort of
national memorial, and discussion la rife
as to what form It shall take. A. 3,
Ronaut has suggested, In a letter to a
New York newspaper, the establishment
and endowment ot a Wilbur Wright me
morial college ot acrona'itioa at Wash
ington and the foundation of a prize and
A SOLDIER TO THE FINISH
Major Batt'a Career aa Reverter,
Correapeadent and Araty
"Archie" Butt, his friends called him.
not Major, Archibald Wllllnffhain D
Graffenrled Butt United States Navy.
military aide to two presidents, who went
to his last resting place when the Whit
Star liner Titanic plunged to the bottom
or the North Atlantic, was one of Louis
ville's beet-beloved men. r
"Archie" Butt came to Louisville about
January 1, 1890. f He wanted to be a
newspaper man, and he won his prize.
General John B. Castlernan brought hlra
to the city room of the Courier-Journal
and introduced him to the late Thomas
G. Watkins, who was then the city
editor, and asked him to put "Archie" on
his staff. , - "
Butt was a tan, husky lad fresh from
the University of th South t Sownnpe
Tenn. He was put on police work, and
many a story did he cover that did not
require a change In hie "copy."
On the March night in 1890, when the
cyclone swept Louisville, he wan In the
office. , Mr. Watkins. hearlna that Falls
City hall was the scene ot disaster.
rushed him to that daath nit althnneh
he was the youngest reporter on the
starx. au that need be said is that when
Mr. Walkina delivered an addrn at an
Indiana university on how the Courier
Journal boys covered the cyclone, he re
ferred to Butt and exclaimed: "Butt
covered the biggest Job Uke a veteran."
Up he went in hearts and confidence.
No assignment was too big for him.
When he left tha service of the Pnurlxr-
Journal In 1851 he went to Washington,
where he served aa correspondent of
several southern papers. He won hie
way from the start, and bacama th
bosom friend of Angus McSween, then of
tne Baltimore Sun. now Washlncton cor
respondent ot the Philadelphia North
American; the last Maior Bradv of th
Baltimore News; Major Noah, a brilliant
Denver newspaper man; Charles Boyn
ton of the Associated Press; Howard
Thompson, also of the Associated Press,
who afterward served the American gov
ernment at 8t Petersburg; Hobart
Brooks ot the New York Herald; Al
Lewis, then of the Chicago Times, and
Colonel "Bill" Sterett of the Dallas and
Galveston News. '
Many a story Butt gave these a-ood fol
lows. Speaker Crisp was his friend; Presi
dent Cleveland always welcomed him.
When Mr. Cleveland aent Gentm! Matt
Ransom to Mexico City as ambassador,
Butt went with him as attache, and he
filled the position with great honor until
the ambassador's death, when he re
turned to Washington.; Late President
McKlnley started him on a brilliant ca
reer as an officer In the volunteer ser
vice during the Spanish-American war.
Butt was sent to the Philllpines as a
captain in the quartermaster's depart
ment. He had had a hand for details and
soon he was the head boss of the trans
portation department of the armv in
the American insular possessions. At Ma
nilla he waa loved by all and there Presi
dent Taft, then Governor General, met
Mm and a friendship was formed which
grew to affection of father toward son.
From the Phtlliplnes Major Butt went to
Cuba and after service there he was
transeferred , to Washington.
Mr. Taft told President Roosevelt of
bis young friend and one day In June
Mayor Butt was summoned to the White
House. The president put him on his
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right In the Blue room aa his aide at
a reception, and when It was over' the
rouner officer crossed Over to the .Army
and Navy club and said to lieutenant
Blue. U. S. N-: "Old boy, It is mighty
tiresome, but I believe I am going to
Uke It." " v
Whether he liked it or not two? presi
dents did and President Taft sent him
away for a vacation a few weeks ago,
which ended tn his eternal rest
"Mto In- Ttutt ma hra.va soldier. Ha
went to death unflinchingly after nlping
women and children to go to aaiety. ana
the waves carried to him the world's
benediction of duty well done. Louisville .
Courier Journal. ,
WHITTLED TO A PODfT.
He Does a woman when she's married
expect her husband to tell ner his busi
ness affairs? : '
She I don't know; but a woman ex
pects a man to talk business when he's
courting her. Boston Transcript. t
Tommy Pop, what Is the difference be
tween fame and notoriety?
Tommy's Pop Notoriety lasts . longer,
my son.-Phlladelpb.la Record.
"How about love in a cottage?"
"I could never marry a poor man,'
"But this cottage Is really a bungalow."
"I might consider , that!' Kansas City
IN SCHOOL DAYS.
; John G. Whittier.
Still sits the schoolhouse by the road,
A ragged beggar sunning;
Around it still the sumachs grow, v
And blackberry vines . are running.
Within, the master's desk i seen,
Deep scarred by raps official; ;
The warping floor, the battered seats
The jaickknife's carved initial.
The charcoal frescos on its wall;
Its door's worn sill, v betraying ,
The feet that, creeping slow to school
Went storming out to playing!
Long years ago a winter sun
Shone over it at eettlng; .
Lit up Its western window-panes.
And low eavee' icy fretting.
It touched the tangled golden curls, '
And brown eyes full of grieving.
Of one who still her steps delayed
-When all the school were leaving. 1
For near her stood the little boy .
Her childish favor singled;
His cap pulled low upon a face '
Where pride and shame were mingled
Pushing with restless feet the snow
To right and left he lingered
As restlessly her tiny hands
The blue-checked apron fingered. .
He saw her lift her eyes: he felt
The soft hand's light caressing 1
And heard the tremble of her voice, I
As If a fault confessing.
"I'm sorry that I spelt the word;
I hate to go above you.
Because," the brown eyes lower fell
"Because, you see; I love you!'' .
Still memory to a gray-haired man
That sweet child-face Is showing,
Dear Girl, the grasses on her grave '
Have forty years been growing!
He lives to learn, in life's hard school,
How few who pass above him
Lament their triumph and his loss,
Like her, because they love him.
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