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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1913.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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VICTOR ROSKWATKR. EDITOR.
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Unbscrlbera leavlnit tUo city
terapomttlr should hnve The Ilea
nailed to them. Address it HI be
ehanffed na often aa requested.
Alork the labor Unions down aa
Voting "Yes" on early closing,
The differenco betwoen Kansas I
City, Mo., nnd Lander, Wyo is 107
degrees and frost.
Tho real joy rider Is ho
arches up next to the driver early
on the morning of January 1.-
It must bo said for tho tottering!
PnrtiKniMi. rnnuhltp. that It can Inttar
long tlmo wlUiout falling.
ADU JCL UU 1UU IIULIUU LUUl IUIJI
A 1 A . ....... inlti ...M..
few of thoso clrls sittinir on tho rear
.at nf mntornvclB fall off?
Folks say. thouKh. that Ananias
ot away with It all right until ho
toaatcd of loving bis mothor-ln-law.
It seomB that ten years with tho
Manufacturers' association mado
fomcthlng of a manufacturer of Mul
Tho new overseer of Zlon who
kUsed sixty-three babies in ono aft-1
ernoon ougnt 10 inane an laoaitcanai-
date for congress. i
Hememuer last winter wnen you
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called up the coal dealor and, kicked
because he was slow delivering that
ton of anthraclto?
August has come, but to dato. no
other city on the horUon wants to
tako our high-priced Water board
boss off our hands
"Chile con carno Is still abundant
In St Louis," saya tho Times of that
city. So in that kind of weather,
fudging from, dispatches.
Omaha is to be a parcel post ter-
mlnnl ininn In nlt nf lh nnrstiul
tent opposition to parcel, post by our
democratic United States senator.
Nobraaka's blue sky law has be-
come opecativo, but, Just the sanle,
fee careful before you bite on any
Mhome that is to mako you rich over
Stork Host Itouts Urlm Reaper. Head-
line In California paper, meaning birth
rata exceeds' death rate.
. Which goes to show that the Japa
nese Is not the only alien problem In
Walk not In the counsel of tho un
sodly. stand not in tho way of sin-
ner, sit not in the seat.of the scorn-
ful and. young man. you are antl to
keep out of mischief. Old. butlh.owovw strikes us as a mighty poor
Does Joe Bailey's candidacy for
governor of Toxas mean that he Is
starting in all over again and may
yet show up In tho senate In the now
role of an ultra-radical T 8tranger
things have happened.
The official description of the
workmen's compensation law to go
on the referendum ballot has already
been promulgated. The vote on this
question is not to-epme until a year
from noxt November, so what's the
Still, the water and water front
along which Omnha borders ought to
bo here, as in other river and lake
-f . I A..t bUkw.A.. a
wnp, p. siw u'uojr mi- popular
recreation and amusement Free ac-
cesa to n fine body of water ought to
be a valuablo asset to any crowded
Under our Bertlllon system of .reg-
jstratlon ''aa sue u administered," a
Chinaman wno saya ne was norn in
California may vqte here on the
strength of hie word, but a native of
Germany, Great Britain or Austria
brought here in boyhood by his pa
rents, though be swear to the fact on
& stack of bibles, will not be perxnit
te4 to vote till he produces his fath
er's naturalisation papers.
Mexico, Nicaragua and the Monroe
Colonel Henry Wattorson in his
C6urIer-Journnl Is vociferously im
ploring President Wilson to throw
tho Monroo doctrlno, ns now under
stood, Into the scraphcap. Ho ad
jures him to manifest "real states
manship" by withdrawing and re
scinding tho Bryan proposal for a
protectorate over Nicaragua, and to
bqjq hQ Mocttn problom by Invlt-
disinterested and so Just as will
disarm tho opposition In Mexico."
Tho colonel's roasonlng Is decidedly
interesting and worth quoting:
We are no more answerablo for the
government of Mexico than for the gov
ernment of Bulgaria. Territorial con-
tlgulty makes It highly desirable that we
&Q what we may townra orderly govern-
fnent. Bqt we cannot send a soldier along
... ..... .
with every tourist who goes to Mexico,
nor a squad of soldiers to police every
Investment which our countrymen may
have embarked In that perturbed region;
even Senator Fall's mining properties.
We must shinny on our own side of the
nio Ornnde. Neither the Jingoes at
large, nor the Texans In little, should
be permitted to browbeat, or taunt us
across that muddy strip of boundary.
By way of ndvlco ho continues:
We should send the memory of the Mon
roo doctrine to grass and Us ghost to
the boncynrd. There la not a shred of
the "Doctrlno" left.. Ho who evokes
It Is cither a declatmer or a dupe. We
havo never pretended to observe It. Each
tlmo we havo cited It we advanced Its
pretensions. Wo denied It In the case of
Spain nnd abrogated It In the case of
Colombia. Mr. Bryan's proposed exploit
In Central America commits us to a
fcYlmj, nt pnnnll.lt n . A .iH f V. 1 1 a In.
tent' and purpose. It reduces us from a
statesman to a policeman. Meanwhile,
hero Is Mexico a very real problem
which will not brook delay standing at
tho door. Let us repeat ourselves.' Let us
try and Impress It upon all our readers
that, If we undertake this work alone
Wo play Into the hands of every Mexican
faction. Each, driven to its last resort,
tion on our wm bo but the signal
for a combine of alt parties against the
hated aringoos. That means not only
war. but endless nnd nlmless war.
onel waueraon is, pornaps, a
miio unuuiy oxciiau, uui none in a
BOn howover, has not shown much
disposition to accept tho Kontuck-
lan b BuggesuonB in otner matters,
and wo need hardly expect an Anglo-
American concert to quell tho Mox
The Cold Facts.
Tho public Is Indebted to Dr. Cook
for tho candor of his admission that
"polar oxpeditlonB havo bcon made
with practical views In mind," and
with the actual finding bf tho polo a
uortain events suDsequcnt to ine
doctor's own expedition "had given
rlso to such an Impression, now con
firm0d by his own statement Ono
can readily appreciate the forco of
nfl insertion that "tho pole Itself is
of no uso to anyone, but has simply
been a .means to an end with us,"
and, as It must strike moat people,
yery lucrative end
Perhaps if tho doctor had been as
candid In the beginning he might
have averted certain unpleosantrlea,
and yet, of course, that would havo
been at tho expense of tho more sub'
stanttally practical ends. Tho public
may fool, that, while It has waited
long for tho cold facts In tho case, it
BOOulfl lO nave mom ai mat.
The Poor Man'i Fruit
In another column we print a 'com-
munlcatlon signed by all tho Whole
sale iruit dealers or umana calling
attention to tbe proposed tax on ban
na" embodied In tho democratic
tariff bill ana protesting against it
The fruit dealers do not disguise the
fact that they are themselves Inter
cstei parties, but insist, and we think
properly so, that the consumer, who
Is for the most part tho poor man, Is
the real person at Interest If the
tax on bananas Is part of the. demo
cratlc tariff program, nothing wo can
will exert any Influence to
change it. Taxing tho poor man'
Iru" ana inUB increasing its price,
to c&nT out th Please to reduce
the nign cost or living,
Fortifvincr the Panama.
Thr controversy as to tho fortlflca
tion of the Panama canal continues
though with odds strongly in favor of
fortifying, as urged from the first by
former President Toft The two
prime objocts in building tho canal
as all agreo, wero the promotion of
world- commerce, furnishing Jargor
outlets to the united states and
strengthening our naval defense. The
latter contemplates tho ever-present
possibility of war, In the existence of
which for some years to como, most
of tho profounder students of world
conditions believe. Doth objects,
then, .are to bo regarded as sound
I ... . . "
i caning lor BODpr response.
How shall we strengthen our naval
defense with tho canal If we do not
fortifying It? Neutralizing it and
throwing open Its advantages to be
shared eaually by other nations.
which might in time of war become
our antagonists, will not' accomplish
it One expert observer goes so far
at, to say that nothing but the strong
est fortification will prevent Germany
irom seizing me canal, tdoso uuwlll
Ing to share in so radical a belief
must, at least, see the Inconsistency
of our building the canal at an initial
cose of $400,000,000, without in gome
rational way Insuring the Investment
COMPILED TROM BEE flLBS
000 S AUGUST 2. ? POO ,
Thirty Yearn Ago
The corner stone of the old German
school at Nineteenth' and Harney streets
was laid with appropriate exercises.
Henry rundt, president of the association,
handled tho trowel, nnd addresses wero
delivered In German by O. A. Haarman
ftnd In KngUsh by Edward Rose water.
The plat of Oakhurst street addition has
been filed. This Is. the addition In which
Hon. J. M; Woolworth has donated a
slto for the now Brownell hall.
As the mayor has refused to svrsar In
tho new members of tho merchants'
police force, the marshall gave orders to
arrest any on duty, but found none.
The Union Pacific base ball nine ha-i
received their new uniforms.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Peycke have the
sympathy of their friends ov'er the loss
of their Infant son.
The weather's man's summary for July
shows the top thermometer to have been
W degrees, ond the mean temperature
Tho Union Pacific band has nccepted
the Invitation of the city council to In
augurate the opening of the new band
stand on Jefferson couare Saturday
The Indians who passed through Omaha
yesterday are camping out at Sulphur
Springs, whero they expect to remain
over Sunday, and in tho Interval mak
ing a few pick-ups by exhibiting for
Word from Secretary of War Robert
Lincoln, accompanying President Arthur,
put a quietus on the proposed reception
at Omaha by stating that the preelden-
tlal party would pass through the city at
o clock in tho morning without bIod-
Twenty Years Ago
J. F. Martin of Youngstown. O.. took
ohargo ofthe advertising for the Morse
Dry Goods company nnd selected a per
manent homo in Omaha.
Deputy County Surveyor Howes and
tils sister left for Chicago to visit a while
at the world's fair, after which Mrs. and
Miss Howes expected to go to Manttou
for a visit.
A dual wedding of exceptional social
prominence was solemnised nt Temple
Israel, the couples being Ml is Blanche
Ilellman and Henry I). Sachs, Mlfs Ma
bel Hellman nnd Dr. William Itoscnau
of Baltimore, formerly In charge of Tem
ple- Israel. Tho attendance was such aa
overran the capacity of the church and
Included representative men and women
of all faiths, the Kplscopal clergy being
prominently represented. The officiat
ing ministers were: Dr. Leo Franklin
nnd Dr. W. B. Friedman of Denver and
Dr. Ilovenau of Erie. Pa., father of one
of the grooms, pronounced tho benedic
tion. The best men wero Charles Kahn
of Cincinnati for Mr. Sachs and Fred F.
Seltgsohn for Dr. Itosonnu. Miss Stella
Hellman of Cheyenne nnd Miss Sclma
Hellman. slstnr nt the bride, acted as
bridosmalds. There was a large out-of-town
attendance from east and west.
Ten Years Ago
Isaao Powers, jr., returned to Omaha
from Alaska, where he went on business
for Swift and Company, At Dawson,
Cape Nome, nnd In southeastern Alaska
he said he found business conditions very
good. Tho foremost resource of the coun
try, gold mining, showed considerable
new activity, ha said.
Chief of Detectives Henry Dunn, pro
fessor of plstoloy of the police iarce,
had his pupils out for an extra busy
day of Instruction In the gentle art of
using shooting Irons. He took them out
In the suburbs for the exercise. Mike
Klssune came near capturing the hero
medal, that Is he almost shot a farmer
plowing In the field at a distance. The
farmer escaped and so did the target at
which Mike was aiming, which Is why h
nearly hit the farmer.
One hundred native and naive Mis-
sourlans came up from the inlands near
fitanberry to seo the sights of a great
city. They spent the day In town, the
most bewildered lot of ruralists, but do
lighted withal. They ran across several
little features of city life that seemed to
tickle them a right smart.
The Pouglas county democracy he'd Its
famous annual picnic at Pries lake, where
there, was plenty of water. It proved to
be needed before the day wa over. J04
Butler became one of the real heroes of
the day by winning the fat men's raoe.
People Talked About
Now and then a brldegroom-to-bo
lakes desperate chances to escape. Utah
supplies the lntest example. He robbed
a bank and broke up the wedding party.
Rugene D. Button of New York Cifv
has Just discovered that his former and
divorced wife, to whom he has been Day.
Ing alimony right along, became Mrs. Ed
gar Dates Sharpe four years .ago.
The Maharajah of Mysore, India, has
Installed a $30,000 organ, manufactured In
Ohjo. In his palace. His highness, who
Is a skilled musician. Is said to be de
lighted with American tunes, especially
A Chicago rube, who had the nerve to
order "Crabs with sauce tartare," In a
New York lobster palace, so offended the
artistic sensibilities of the waiter that the
latter vindicated gustatorlal ethics by
slamming rube In tho Jaw, Education by
force Is necessary In extreme cases.
Mrs. May Hlldebrand of Decatur, Is
the first woman to serve on a Jurg In
southern Illinois. She responded to her
subpoena, readily and sat through a five
hour trial, tho only woman In the Jury
box, listening Intently to all the evidence.
During the trial smoking was prohibited
In the courtroom.
Loral option and county opUon aa well
aj grape Juice didn't get a look In at
the Lefevrn dinner In honor of Dick
Metcalfe in Washington. Tuesday night
In place of these Justly celebrated home
guards, were "old Madeira, Itudeahelmer
1507, Brut 1900," and other Insinuating
heroes of unnumbered bouts. The ab
sence or tho home guards dldn t Pro
voke a tear or a sob of regret.
The British end of the estate of the late
A. N. Brady of New York, consisting of
stock In the British-American Tobacco
company, will turn into the British trim
ury about $1.0). 00a Death duties come
so high in Britain that heirs are lucky
If they get more than a sad, sweet lmlle.
Governor Tener of Pennsylvania vetoed
Hi bills passed by the legislature during
!" months' soulon. By far th most
painful feature of the slaughter was the
havoc wrought among appropriations
some $20,000,000 being lopped off by the
In Other Lands
War Tiiih In rrnce Tlmee.
. Warlike budgets are the rule among
the continental powers. Great Britain
has not made material Increases for two
years past, colonial contributions to tho
Imperial navy being sufficient to main
tain the two-to-one standard as against
Germany. The latter haa secured a sub
stantial Increase In the annual budget for
military and naval expansion and has
made an extraordinary levy of IWO.OW.OOO
upon the wealth of the empire for mili
tary defensive purposes. One-fourth of
this extraordinary tax. payable In five
annual Installments, goes Into the war
chest at Spar.dau, the balance to bo de
voted to Improving fortifications and
equipment France Is striving to reach
the pace of Germany, but Is content for
the moment with an enlarged budget to
meet the extra cost of three-year army
service. The year's budget Increased
from $SG8,000,000 to WO,000,0. Actually
the budget totals $1,000,000,000, because the
Morocco expense bill of $64,000,000 and
other African military Items are carried
In separate measures. In 'taly the mili
tary expansion fever appears strong
enough to warrant an appeal to the rich
to bear the extra burden, on a plan simi
lar to the German defense levy. Premier
Glollttl's declaration In the chamber re
cently Is regarded as a feeler on the rich,
but explicitly exempted the "lower
classes" from the promised extraordinary
levy. Ofthe three nations Germany Is
by far the best able to 'bear the extra
burden. Thrifty France has more avail
able resources, but It Is more evenly dis
tributed among the masses, who are now
taxed dangerously close to the limit.
Italy Is least able to bear extra taxes, the
masses being taxed sju.uw.uw a year on
bread alone. Slowly but steadily militar
ism abroad is moving toward national
An Exception to the Ilnle. t
Reports of naval and military actlv
Ities In Japan published by the sensa
tion mongers of the American press, ap
pear ridiculous In the light of the en
forced economies of the Japanese gov
eminent. War taxes to meet debt In
curred and ordinary expenses are so high
aa to leave the masses of the people scant
subsistence. The necoeslty of easing the
strain forced two changes of ministries
within a year. The outcome of the
changes Is seen In the budget for 1913-14,
drafted by tho Vamamato ministry. Tho
new budget Involves a cut of administra
tive expenditures of $17,000,000 and the
dismissal of 6,003 officials, a decrease la"
the Imperial contributions to the colonial
budgets of Korea, Kwangtung, etc., and
$,000,000 Is saved by the postponement
of continuing works onTthe Imperial rail
ways. It Is noteworthy that the largest
Items of retrenchment are In the mili
tary and naval budgets 15,000,000 from
tho one and $3,000,000 from the other.
While the militarists hope to win back
tho popular favor they lost In December
last, there l no present Indication of
SIntlny of Stt1h fianrils.
The picturesque Swiss guards of the
Vatican are shedding the uniforms sold
to have been fashioned by Michael An-
solo, and most of them have retired from
tho service because tho pope refused to
grant liberties subversive of discipline.
In tho estimation of triagazlne writers.
and space fillers, tho Vatican guardB were
second only to tho pope as a source of
material descriptive and pictorial, and
their loyalty to the Holy Father was
assumed to be above and beyond the
possibility of treason. Yet the chief
mutlnlsts, expelled following the rejec
tion of their demands, gave utterances
to cries as offensive to the Vatican aa
those fashioned In the throat of Roman
radicals. The Swiss guard had Its origin
In a treaty mado between Julius II and
the cantons of Zurich and Lucerne, four
conturlcs ago. By this treaty, promul
gated at the instance of the SwUs Car
dinal Schlnner, the cantons undertook
to supply 250 able bodied men as a body
guard to the pope. Every member must
be a native Swiss, a Catholic, of legiti
mate birth, under 25 yeara of age and
unmarried. Each guard la entitled to a
pension for life after eighteen years'
service. He then receives one-half his
pay, and after thirty years' service his
full pay. The guards are compelled to
follow a strict coune of military exer
cises and gymnastics, Including foot
ball, and they bass one of their . com.
Plums upon una score, oemanaing a
return to the original system of mill.
The remarkvjof a British general to a
subordinate during tho Boer wor. "Don't
prophesy unless you know," carries sug
gestive force to the London editors, who.
a few weeks ago, delivered an unsolicited
eulogy at the Imaginary bier of the mili
tant suffragettes. The eulogy was
scarcely finished before the supposod
dead came to life, kicked the lid off tho
coffin and started out to scream, scratch.
burn and bombard the government and
all opposing Britishers. Between March
9 and July 7 of this year property valued
at $57.i30 was destroyed In England and
Scotland by Incendiary fires, all attributed
to women suffrnglstB. The London Times,
In publishing a list of these outrages, ad
mlts that the evidence against the women
has not always been strong. But the
women arrested for arson have never
proclaimed their Innocence; their only de
fense haa been that the evidence agnlnst
them has been Insufficient. The property
destroyed Included' railway stations, pri
vate houses, churches, cricket pavilions.
race stanas ana one' castle. The largest
number of these fires occurred In June,
but a fair beginning has been made for
July. Dispatches from week jto week
how clearly that mllltantlsm Is a mighty
live lFsue, and Is making the so-called,
"cat and mouse. act a bit ridiculous.
3rrm!i-A merlrnn "LoynKy,"
Btrllners appear to be peeved because
German-Americans have not strained
their bank accounts by contributions to
the extraordinary war levy of $i00,WO,0O0.
The, Idea obtained at the German capital
that Germans everywhere would make
voluntary contributions to the fund. Som
of them did. The German colony at Ant
werp gave $75,000. Lees than $25,000 was
received from the United States. Tills
pittance from German-Americans con
vinces Berllners that 'love of the father
land Is moribund In the land of the free.
That Is the long distance vlw. The
truth Is more likely tn be that Americans
of German descent are not admirers of
war levies in times of peace.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Roumanla reserved Its fire and Bul
garia Is pleading or peace. The hot
spurs are no match for good marksmen
who bide their time.
The Tariff an Ilnnnnn.
OMAHA, Aug. l.-To the Editor of The
Bee: You are no doubt aware that one
of the revenue producing Items n the
Underwood-Blnimons tariff bill now under
discussion In the senate Is a tariff of
one-tenth of 1 cent per pound on bananas
Also that there Is considerable agitation
among commission merchants all over the
country against the proposed levying of
We undersigned wholesale fruit dealers.
as well ns the balance of wholesale fruit
dealers throughout the United States, are
vitally Interested, and have entered oUr
individual protests through our senator
and congressman agalpBt the tax for the
good reasons that the tax will fall upon
the consumer, and as the principal con
sumer of thlhs wholesome fruit Is the
poor man it means that such a tax will
placo an additional burden on htm by
It creasing the already high cost of living
it must be remembered that bananas
are one of the very few articles of food
which have not advanced In price to the
consumer. To place a tax on bananai
when it Is Impossible to raise them in
the United States for commercial pur
poses seems out of all reason.
iWe enclose a paper Issued hy the Ba
nana Buyers' Protective association giv
ing copies of editorials from a few of
the leading papers of the country and to
which we respectfully Invite your full
consideration. Wo at? certain that you
will find facts to bear out our statement,
viz., bananas are the poor man's fruit,
and If taxed will work a hardship on the
middle and poorer classes of our popu
lation, as with them the banana has bo
come an absolute necessity as an article
of diet, being nutritious and cheap.
GILINBKY FBUIT CO.,
By S. E. Glllnsky, President.
Q. ROSSO FRUIT CO..
By John Rosso.
R. BINGHAM tt SON,
By W. W. Bingham.
DORIS & BANDA.
B. BLOTCKY, by L. B.
A Pla-nrcr from FlsnreirvlUe.
OMAHA, Aug. l.-To tho Editor of The
Bee: The opponents of the gaa ordinance
have no passion or prejudice against the
gas company. Their local management
have always been most kind and courte
ous to consumers. We find noauit either
with that company for seeking to moke a
good bargain with the city, but we claim
the right of citizens to try and get for
our city as good a bargain aa we can for
the gas consumers, conceding a fair and
most reasonable profit to the company.
We believe that as Minneapolis gets gaa
for 80 cents and Des Moines has a rate
of 90 cents we ought to have at least a
rate of S5 cents.
Our big-hearted mayor can see no de
fects In the ordinance. He thlnkB only of
the $030,000 bait, not of the millions we
lose and which the gas company gains by
getting a cinch on $1 gas for twenty more
years. The gas company has sent out
copies or the ordinance to all consumers
and has attached a table of savings to
them during the next five years of over
$600,000 by gettlntr $1 gas, but they do
not explain why they are spending many
thousands of dollars to give away their
money, uy continuing tneir tame tor tne
next twenty years on the basis of 85-cent
gas, I find tho consumers and the city
will lose over $12,000,000 and, of course,
the gas company will get the money as
The accompanying table la apparently
correct and on the basis of only' E per
cent Increase In consumption per year; If
the Increase is greater the losses will
also be greater.'
D. C. PATTERSON.
Accompanying table sets out estimated
consumption of gas for twenty years,
computing at IS cents a thousand, an ag
gregate of $5,204,000, to which Mr. Patter-
con adds twenty years' interest to bring
it up to $8,811,000 and then adds $1,702,000
for South Omaha, $800,000 for other'sub-
urbs, $1,760,000 for uncollected occupation
tax and arrives at a grand total of $12,-
Chicago Inter Ocean: The Wilson ad
ministration Is now headed, straight for
failure with Its most, Important measure.
Mr. McAdoo, who knows what Is wrong,
should endeavor Jo correct the error In
stead of reviling the trustees who rctuie
to sacritloe their trustors to make a
Kansas City Tlmei: Secretary Mc
Adoo's advice to bankers to hpldy onto
their bonds undoubtedly is wise. If any
considerable number of thim undertook
to sell they would find, few buyers and
a big slump In prices wuld be Inevitable.
Doubtless most bankers wilt hold on, but
some of them, and also some of the few
Investing owners of bonds, will prefer,
for one reason or another, to sell and
their offers will find few buyers under
Chicago Tribune: For Secretary Mo
Adoo to accuse the banks ot Impairing
their Investments for the purpose of op
Dosing the currency measure Is to ex
hibit on Inadequate conception ot bank
Ing and Investment, or broad market
conditions, and a lack of breadth to deal
with the question Involved. He reflects
not only on hla own capacity for leader
ship, but also on the entire admtntstra
lion's ability to command the confidence
of the country for the proposed banking
and currency plans.
New York Post: The statement ot the
secretary ot the treasury regarding the
decline In price of the United States
per cent bonds now used as a basis for
banknote circulation calls, we regret to
say. for very serious criticism. With Mr,
McAdoo's assurances regarding the In
trinsic value of these bonds, we have no
quarreliathat Is a matter of Individual
opinion, which will be tested hereafter
by the markets. It Is when he begins to
Impute unworthy motives for the netting
ot the bonds to auert specifically that
the only reason for It la a conspiracy
among the banks that we think he has
taken a step, all surrounding circum
stances considered, which Is wholly un
Wnr Scare Dope.
Japan Is financing the Chinese rebels.
Japan is financing Japanese agricultur
alists In California. Jan&n is financing.
or is about to finance, the Heurta gov
ernment. Japan is financially undermin
ing Dutch Influence tn the Dutch East
1 1. dies. Japan Is so poor that half th
Inhabitants cannot afford even to eat the
little rice they raise. Verily, war scares
I are not less foolish than war.
Twice Told Tales
He Wn.i SnX nn Apollo.
In the lobby of a Washington hotel the
other night they were referring to the
amusing mistakes' sometimes mado by
those who ore nearsighted, when former
Governor Benton MoMllUn of Tenneroee 1
told of an incident that happened In an
old store whero curious antiques and
aged bric-a-brac are sold.
One day, so ran 'the story of Mr. Mc -
a1,-,"",' ? Wer,y--tea woman of j
and asked many cruestlons relative to this
article and that, all of which were po
litely answered by the obliging clerk.
Bhe was about to leavewhen she sud
denly stopped and turned bock. In
stantly the clerk wn at her side.
"Pardon me," he gently said. "Is there
anything further that I can do for you?'
"Why, yes," answered tho nearsighted
woman, pointing toward a dlitant corner
of the room. "How much Is that curious
old Japanese idol worth 7 I must havo
overlooked It when we were down there."
About $o9,000, madam," was the calm
rejoinder of the clerk. "That's the pro
prietor." Philadelphia Telegraph.
The I.nmp'n Identity
The whizzing motor car struck a stump
Dl rtm .r , Y. . . - . .
" r,:,L , . l .! K
.mM "" COI.aerapie solution of acetic add, then In a aoluUon
nu?y arabou ." J" n0 1 ot " glycerin, tho two form-
gauay parabola In the atmosDhere, nn,il. . .. i
alighted by the roadside llko a polypus
tailing irom a shot tower.
I don't believe I have broken inv
bones," she stated, in reDly "to the In.
qulry of the omnipresent bystander, "but
inure is a lump on this bank that "
Lump-nuthlhT' snarled a initio
voice. "I'm the constable that's golrt'
to arrest you gooh-durncd Joy-riders if
I live!" Judge.
Obstncles nm Stepping Stones.
TJncIe Joe" Cannon was encourrnHnir
a young advertising man of nnvii.
who had failed to land a national odvor-
"Don't tako It so to heart." M tti
Joe. potting the your, m. ,
'This is an obstacle in your upward
climb. Well, there Is only one way to
treat an obstacle.
"Treat it as an stepping stone."
"Stick to your wives! boys. Stick to
your wives. Nobody will stand 'up for
,'uu as a wire win,"
Tho .n..i... T
1 ne BPe01er WOS' Jeromn S. MnWni1
the; Duluth millionaire. Mr. MoWade on
tho Cunard pier, was giving a word of
Dartlnir lutvlft . . ?
parung adlc to a group of reporters,
He now added impressively:
right and left, nnd all the world Is run-
nlng him down, what does his wife sayT
-ueorore - nia wifn . .-.. ..
.. ..... ' v- f."UUU. IB
rar too noncst to succeed In a worjdly
way "-New York Tribune.
-Odd Things of Life
A knothole In a sidewalk, which
caught the wooden peg of a one-legged
citizen and threw him Into the gutter,
has made tho town of Smith, La., de
fendant in a suit for $345.30 damages to
pet;, person and feelings.
Mrs. Catherine Gerard of Torrlngton,
Conn., received a letter which contained
a sum of money she had lost eleven years
ago. No clue to the sender was given,
but Mrs. Gerard remembers leaving her
purse containing the same sum of money
on the counter of a local store tn 1902.
Mrs. H. Morris ot Elwood,, lnd put
elghteeVi clothespins on a clothesline In
thirty seconds and thereby won a silk
umbrella at a large picnic for women
and girls In Elwood last Wednesday.
Mre. Morris didn't hold any pins in her
mouth, and Bhe soya she won because
she didn't get excited.
Lost year a seventh son of a seventh
son or a seventh son was born to a
Pittsburgh mall carrier. A current news
Item states that a Pittsburgh merchant
has twenty-six children. A man in
Beaver, Pa., recently married the sixth
time. And the Pennsylvania legislature
has" Just tried to spend $88,000,000 out oil
an income or ssz,osu,oga.
Because the new Wisconsin marriage
law provides that at least one, of the
contracting parties to. every marriage
must have the consent of one of the
parents, Mrs. Elizabeth Scathmann, 54
years old, ana a granamotner, naa to
bring her mother, Mrs. Phlllplna Theba,
81 years old. Into court at Neenah, Wis.,
to consent to her marriage to Frederick
Wellard, 64 years old.
in the BEE classified pages
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may lie in a want ad in The Bee. Others have
made money through acting upon opportunities
offered in the "Business Chances' columns of
The Bee, Follow this department every day.
It offers rich fields for investments and pre
sents many advantages that vou will find no
where else. The Bee gets results that count for
the most Learn by using these ads.
Bee Want Ad Department.
Tbe drawing and cut will cost you only (3.50. Let
Tho Beo Engraving Plant do your work.
-Tabloids of Science
So-called Chinese glue s made by dis
solving shellac ln ten times Its weight
A weak solution of ammonia will ro-
, move from sliver black stains caused by.
Natural cas. ce-mDressed In steel tanks.
1. belne exDnrlmented with as automobile
fUei i the West Vlrelnla natural zas
Apparfttui! ,nvented by a Paris sclen-
tlst hatches chickens and protects them
from all microbes until they reach a
A seed drill Invented In Austria sows
fertilizer three or four inches below the
grain to strengthen the roots of tho
latter In dry soils or seasons.
The French army has developed a sys-
tern of ktes to hit a man Into tha air
when the wind Is too strong to uso
dirigible' balloons or aeroplants.
The toxto tendencies of alkaline waters
have been corrected with nitric acid ex
perimentally by an Australian chemist,
which leads to the belief that vast areas
of unproductive land may be safely Ir
rigated In that manner.
A Russian army surgeon has Invented
a process for preserving fresh meats
wWch consists of dipping carcasses In a
Ing a thin, elastic, dry crust.
Marks (with newspaper) It says hero
that a new physical ailment Is, the "movlo
eye," What kind of an eye Is that?
Parks One with a film before It, prob
ably Boston Transcript.
"Those fakirs can't make spirits ap
' Maybe not, but you ought to see how
they can make spirits disappear." Bal
timore ' American.
Ragman Any old bottles today, mum?
Woman No, but you might try Mrj
Soakem s next door; his life's coming'
book from the seashore tomorrow. tUov
"Blxby keeps his place looking nlc.
He must be a good ne.ghbor."
"Fine, lie borrows my garden hose
and washes all the dirt In his gutter into
mine." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"A woman never admits that she was
"1 don't know about that," replied Mr.
Meokton. "A number of them seem anx
ious to prove that they showed pretty
poor Judgment In selecting husbands."
air. niayiaie, 1 ao nope you wiu ju-
' tttv hmlh.i'i rnni ntJnlnn nf vnu '
"Mr. Staylate, I do hope you wlU Jus-
"What Is that. Miss Prettyfaco?"
.J'He .told J".0 e8terday 5'ou wer? one of
th enterprising young men of the town
who aro going some." Detroit Free
Bocker Yes, but your wife lets you
havo on' the DOttom bureau drawer.-
"This fellow s card reads like a
"What Is it?"
" 'Jonas Smlthers, A. M., P. M. "
"Nothing odd about that. One of Presi
dent Wilson's old pupils who's Just been
appointed postmaster for this village."
St Louts Republic
! The great pitcher asked the girl of his
, heart to marry him. and placed his left
arm about ner sienoer waist.
"Got to save th' other arm, sis," ho
explained. "Have to pitch tomorrow."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Edgar A. Guest In Detroit Free Press,
My pa can hit his thumbnail with a ham
mer an' keep still,
He can cut, himself while shaving on'
If a ladder slips beneath him and he gets
a nasty spill
He can smile as though he really didn't
But the pan beneath the icebox whon he
goes to empty that
Then a soundprbof room wo children
have to hunt,
For we have a sad few minutes In our
very pleasant .flat
When the water tn It splashes down his
My pa believes his temper should be all
tho time controlled;
He doesn't rave at every little thing
When his collar button underneath the
chlffonlor has rolled
A snatch of merry, ragtime he will sing;
But the pan beneath the icebox when to
empty that he goes
As he stoops to drag It nut we hear a
From the kitchen comes a rumble, and'
thn ov.rvhnrtv known
That he's splashed the water In it down
2fow, the dlstanco from the icebox to the
. . sink a not very- fai
I'm sure It Isn't over twenty feet.
But though very short the Journey, it Is
long enough for pa
As he travels It disaster grim to meet
And It's seldom that he makes It without
In the summertime It is his nightly
And he says a lot of language that no.
gentleman should know
When the water In It splashes down his
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