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fc'tafc of Xebraaki. County of Douglas, is.:
Dwlght Williams, circulation manager
of Toe Bee Publishing company, being
duly sworn, says that tho average dally
circulation for tho month of January,
1311. waa W.'AZ.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 3d day of February, lilt.
(Seal) Notary Public.
Subscribers leaving; the city tein
pormrlly should have Tho lleo
mailed to them. Address trill be
chanced asi often ns requested.
Now, Mr, Weather Man, have a
It is an ill enow storm ttant blows
so wheat field good.
Spain is taking no part in tho dis
pute as to what Dowey did at Manila.
Tho early bird political candldato
takes tho chanoo of being frost
bitten. It is hoped our aerial war floots
will not destroy Mr. Carncglo's peaco
Tho blizzard is the fire teat for tho
nuto. And. tako notice that tho auto
has como through tho test success
fully. Instead of touring Europo ou a
pcaco-proachlng campaign, Mr,
Bryan might find such a project in
teresting in Mexico.
It was doubtless a good thing for
tho outlaw, Villa, that he" was sur
rounded by his men when ho met tho
To socuro an independent audit,
Omaha elected its city, comptroller
for nearly twenty years, and at Jo'ast
was no worso off then than It is now.
Rev. Dr. Hlllls says all Amorlcans
liaTo gone mad chasing tho dollar.
Yet, aa tho winner of tho race, Uclo
John Jlockofcllor ueonis mild and
"Why tho City is Snowbound" 1b n
lioadllno In a Now York paper. Off
hand wo would answer it was bo
causo tho snow fell foster than it
could bo removed.
Senator 'nrtstow is 'vory solicitous
about President Wilson's ono-torm
platform- plank much rnoro solici
tous than ho was about President
RoosavcH's no thlrft-torm. promlso.
Sujzer calls on tho state comntrol
lcr to show cauuo why ho should not
pay him tho salary of governor. To
a rank outsider the chief causo
seeds' to bo thM 'another man la
Tho Borlal story which raised such
n, storm of protest hero In Omaha as
bordering- on tho Immoral Is being
published by a Lincoln nowspapcr
without creating a ripple of excite
ment. Nuf sodt"
President Wilson crossed tho Po
tomac with snow and ice thick, but
yet under vory differont circum
stances than attended a certain ex
pedition across tho Dclawaro by our
The Indian supply dopot may yet
bo saved for Omaha. Could it bo
posslblo that striking it out of tho
house appropriation bill was one of
thoso gallery plays that Used to bo
pulled off by "Our Dave," only moro
A sponsor of the Wisconsin eu
genic marriage law pronounces It a
success already, because it has re
duced tho number of marriages here
tofore following fast upon the heels
of tango parties, picnics and other
such forms of amusemont. Uh, huh.
"As the limb is bent, so the tree
will grow." declares the scripture on
culld-ralslng. An Italian uuthoross
says it is a crimo to direct tho limb,
that children should grow according
to their own bent. But actual cx
perlence in real life seems to be on
tho side of tho scripture.
Isn't It a Joka to sec our local hy
phenated ocgan, that once so loudly
championed-the election of the city
attorney and .tho city engineer, now
proclaiming the vlclousness of any
nronosal rcnulrlnir a nrofe.donal
man; iu the jseryice of iho city to se
cure his commission direct from tho
The Game Becoming Interesting.
So far cs tho most powerful tele
scopo discloses, tho squabblo over
distributing the crumbs ot office
among the democratic camp follow
ers in Nebraska 1b no nearer settle
ment than It has been for lo, these
many months, nlthough the hunger
cravings are becoming noticeably
kcenor. Not that our democratic
friends no longer subscribe to tho
doctrine, "To the victor bolong tho
spoils," but that the issuo has been
drawn us to whethor tho patronage
perquisites attach to the United
States senator or to tho cabinet offi
cer hailing from this state.
So far as visible there is no ques
tion of princlplo involved, but only
a dlsputo as to which great leader
stands nearer to tho party's political
throne. Tho intimation comes now
that the rank and file will eventually
bo called on to mako tho decision
through the nomination of party
candidates in tho next democratic
primary, in which ambltloUB as
pirants will bo compelled to show
their colors and tako sides.
To republicans occupying scats on
the bleachers tho gamo is becoming
interesting oven In those early prac
tice stages. Tho chief fear is that tho
two toams are not evenly matched,
and that tho scoro may bo too one
sided to keep up a breathless excite
ment to tho end.
The Late Joseph Fels.
The death of Joseph Fels, tho mil
lionaire soap manufacturer and
apostlo of single tax, at a time when
ho and his followers were coming to
tho climax of an apparently vigorous
appeal to public thought, is remind
ful of tho death ot Henry George on
tho threshold of what appeared to bu
his election as mayor of New York
.City. It always has bcon tho belief of
slnglo taxers that Mr. doorgo's elec
tion would have resulted in a great
stimulus to their cause, and at .any
rato his death doubtless had a dis
So It Bccins that single tax is un
fortunato in tho untlmellness of tho
loss of Its leaders. Not that Mr.
Pels' death will stop tho propaganda,
but-that tho work which he had un
der his own supervision must neces
sarily to an extent feel tho lack of
his leadership. Itogardlcss of opin
ion as to tho soundness or efficacy
ot the doctrine, this much may well
bo said for Its promoters, that as a
rulo tholr personnel, conduct and
methods are such as to appeal to the
rational consideration of tho public,
Hens and the Women.
Tho esteemed Now York Evening
Mall has solved tho problem ot the
high cost of eggs. Let every house
hold go back to Its own prlvato hen
coop and let Uio women loolc after
tho work, It Is simplo and effectual
boCduse it' deals with prlmo causes.
Says the Mall:
Why .do. eggs cost ft. half a dollar and
moro per down 7 Twenty-flvo cent used
to bo considered rather high, even In tho
city market. What other article of food
has doubled In price? Not a bushel of
wheat: not a thing that grows. The ex
planation if that, aa an ortlclo of food,
tho hen's fcgg la now In enormous de
mand, ns being one ot tho most valuable
ot foods. And at precisely the samo
Juncturo tho private family has almost
ceased to keep hens.
Tho uses of wheat nnd corn may
have multiplied ns fast as those of
tho egg, and tho prices havo done a
little multiplying on a modest scale,
but tho egg is a universal article of
diet and commerce nnd its prlco
something florco. we will all admit.
Let tho cllff-dwellorH ot our largest
cities, as well as householders every
where, brush oft a spot in tho back
yard and pitch tholr family hen coop
and tho thing is ovor. Then mother
and slstor, who now have to look tor
means ot time-employment, may flud
occupation for part of the day, at
Just when that time was that all
housoholds maintained a hen coop
uttachment we do not know, but this
seems; evident, that the production of
eggs in this country Is proportion
ately greater than it has ovor been,
oven though it used to bo common
for folks in tho smaller towns to
raise their own chickens. It is pos
slblo that tho cold storage -and a few
of tho other elements figuring In the
general advancement of prices havo
operated to aomo extent In tho case
of the egg.
Lesson in Watered Arithmetic.
The Water board makes ado about
its financial coup in buying back at
00 cents on the dollar a batch of our
own' water bonds sold last July at
par. Tho mathomatics of the trans
action may be easily figured out:
Sale of bonds KOO.OOO
Interest at 2 per cent (T
Purchase ot bonds iiss.ooo
Interest at b per cent (7
This computation leaves out ot
consideration whatever other cx
penso may have been incurred for is
suing the bonds, exchange, repur
chase and redelivery.
The point is now made that the
urgent haste for currency legislation
was merely to get the bill passed,
but not to put It in operation. Yes,
but tho president knew that if ho did
not drlvo the bill through under
whip and spur at high speed It might
never go through in the form be do
f . ! t T 1
tourius tie an nm
Thirty Years Ago
A very Intellectual audience numbering
nearly 9CO assembled to listen to Dr. Mil
ler's lecturo on his travels In Europe,
lion. James K. Boyd presided and intro
duced tho speaker.
District Attorney Parke Godwin Is ask
ing for a special grand Jury, nnd among
other things In his motion says; "While
the Jury room will become a sanctuary
where only righteous men assemble, bo
long as men leas righteous control It tho
curses of Its opponents will be less dot
served if the pleas of Idle friends, tho
requests of corrupt attorneys and the
mock distress of political bummers who
hang nbout the commissioner's desk seek
ing Jury service, are firmly rejected or
John Drexel of tho firm of Drexel Sc
Maul, has been confined to his house by
a severe swelling on his right kned.
Harry allmore, yardmaster of , the
Union Pacific ha1 a telegraph Instrument
placed In his office, and the operator
now takes all train orders direct
Jack Galllgan, C. J. nmery. James
Davis, Morris Sullivan, William Nighten
gale, Cap Smith, Archie dray, Qeorgo
Hyde and Messrs, Cyrus and Kelly are
eleven of the twelve special policemen
appointed by Mayor Chase by authority
of the city council.
Mr. Charles Greunlg, who has been on
a visit to Germany, has returned home.
Miss Cotzlan of St. Paul, who has been
the guest of Miss Minnie Richardson, has
ended her visit.
Twenty Years Ago
Manager Billy Rourke gave out an an
nouncement as to his roster for tho new
base ball season, which Indicated that
Omaha might have some ball team.
Asldo from signing "Kid" Baldwin, one
of tho best of catchers, he had hooked
John Jameson and George Brlstow as
pitchers, MoVlcker and Hendricks for the
outfield. Bill Drlscotl for second base
and hod a line on E1 WUHanm and Jack
Munjron to help Baldwin behind the bat.
John J. McClosk y, It was reported In
local base ball circles, Jumped his con
tract with Lincoln and went to Savan
nah. Tho cottage owned and occupied by J.
Ncvltsky, 1224 South Twenty-second
street, was burned to the ground, loss
1 1,000, Insurance $M0. Novltsky had been
In tho habit of sleeping there until 1:39
a. m., alone, when his companion would
arrive for, a nap. This morning as the
companion 'novo up ho saw tho little
house In flames and rushing In found
tho owner soundly sleeping. He woke
him and got him out
Mrs. Donahue, a woman of TO years,
waa struck on tho head by a train on
the Belt line at Fortieth and Leaven-
Irorth streets, and badly Injured. She
was attended by Dr. Peabody and taken
to tho hospital.
Dr. Minor "X Baldwin of New York
City, contributed to tho musical pro
gram at the First Presbyterian church
In the evening by playing "Nearer My
God to Thee," with several delightful
Ten Yearn Ako
John Ktmmell, a chatr-caner, 55 years
old, living at tho home of Martin K;
Eeeley, 1513 Leavenworth street, was
burnod to a, crisp In his room at night.
Fire broke out and had done Its work
before aid appeared. Tho man was alone
In the world, so far as anyone knew.
In "Tho Islo of Spice" Miss Leslie
Leigh planted the roots of a new song
In Omaha. Sho appeared to great ad
vantage at tho Boyd.
Rome Mlllor returned from Indianapo
lis, whero he attended tho meeting ot the
Cltuens' Industrial Association of
Mrs. Catherine Donnelly, widow of
William Donnelly, died at the home of
her daughter, Mr. P. M. Mullen; 1914
Graco street, almost 94 years old. Mrs.
Mullen had only been at homo n day or
two, having returned from Alaska. Tho
only other child was a son, Patrick Don
nelly of Button, Neb.
Bob Fink, county treasurer, became
thoroughly convinced that Judicious ad
vertising pays, when after Inserting an
ad In the columns of Tho Bee delinquent
taxpayers began to pay up at the rate
of iZO u day. At that rate ho expected
soon to have all the back taxes of JIM, 000
safely put over his counter,
People and Events
It the coal men nnd the Ice men are
aa generous as they are reputed to be,
Mr. Groundhog will bo smothered with
Invitations to rechorcho luncheons.
Assurances are given that the money
appropriated by congress (or the preven
tion of hog cholera will not put the street
car hog out of business. Mom's the pity.
Although working on the other side of
the street all the time Alfred L, Du Pont,
head ot tho gunpowder trust crossed over
long enough to givo 1360,000 worth ot
radium ore to Denver hospitals.
Henry Vcon of Whoellng, W. Va., an
noyed by the feather in the hat ot a
woman who sat In front of him In a
street car the other day, yanked the
feather off tho hat, tore It up and threw
It away. Fined 10 and costs .
The Introduction ot a bill in the Mary
land legislature prohibiting women and
girls from wearing high-heeled shoes and
silt skirts and from dancing the tango,
appears to Justify the complaint that the
fool killer la loafing on the Job.
The tax officials of Babylon, L. I., are
at a loss as to the means ot collecting
taxes from Captain Jesse Verity, who
Uvea In a houseboat. He enjoys all the
advantages of citizenship and yet la not
taxable because he owns no property.
Pensions to clva employes In New York
City annually Increase 'the, store of wool
sheared from taxpayer. In nine years
Jhe city has paid SC.000.OOa out ot its
revenues, in audition to tne contributions
of policemen, firemen and teachers to
their respective funds.
Trot. Bartlett Wendell, head ot Har
vard's English department who declared
that Mutt and Jeff are classics and hold
the same position among cartoons that
tho characters ot Dicken and other
standard writers hold In literature, has
Just been chosen by Germany as ex
change professor for 191M91S.
Nicola Marachall, said to have designed
the flag of the confederacy and the gray
uniform as well, Is still hale and hearty
at tho advanced uge of S4. At the time
thb war began he had a studio at Mar
lon, Ala., and on request painted a flag
design, following which came the details
for tho uniform He Is still a resident of
Pit reel Post and. Express.
OMAHA, Kcb. J4.-To tho Editor or
Tho Bee: The parcel post Is a great
public benefit, but there are somo things
it does not do that wo stilt need tho ex
press companies' sen-ice to do, and so
we should not let tho postofflce put the
express companies out of business. It
ha been shown that among other de
fects of tho parcel post from the ship
pers' standpoint arc:
It docs not provide a "pickup" service.
It does not adequately provldo lor
It does not provide adequate indemnity
It does not nrovlde mv lndemnltv for
it excludes many commodities from
It prevents valuable packages from be
ing securely closed.
We want tho parcel post, but we will
also need the oxprcss until the postofflce
Is ready to do all tho express can do, It
that tlmo ever comes.
W. F. REYNOLDS. ,
Let tlir Water Board Anirtrr.
OMAHA, Feb. J4.-To the Editor of Tho
Bee: Will The Bee kindly answer a
question or two which are doubtless wor
rying other householders In Omaha as
they are worrying tho writer? Pleaso toll
us what is the matter with the city
water? Why Is It different from what it
used to be? Why does It form curds
when mixed with soapy water? Why does
It seem to shrivel and parch tho skin
which is washed with It? And If it has
that effect on the cuticle, what is Its
probable effect on the human stomach?
We notlcn that it has an unpleasant taste
after standing a little, even though fil
tered. That is hard on people who have
physicians' orders to drink it In great
quantities, and who have no desire to
fall back on mineral waters.
Is this condition-due to something put
into it to settle the water? And if so,
has not the consumer a right to know
what it Is, and how to avoid tho effects
of It? Wo seo references Jn tho papers
to "softness." Why should our slty water
suddenly require softening, and what
"softeners" are there which are Pre
sumably wholesome as' a drink?
The coagulated effect wo notice In It
at times suggests alum. Are we to adopt
nlum water as our dolly beverage? "We
know what It does to our Bkln. Omaha
women who have noticed of late an un
accountable drying and wrinkling of that
valuablo Integument are looking askance
at the water supply and wondering
whether their poor faces and hands
would hotter go black as the sooty atmo
sphere ot this young city makes them or
take the chanco of becoming untimely
preserved, like mummies. The question
Is quite serious to tho. heads of families,
who might consent to "softeners" bo far
as the laundry Is concerned, but are
strongly avcrsO to trying them on tho
family stomach. Please, good Bee, cither
tell us, or get the city chemist to tell us.
through your columns, what aro wo to do
for drinking water and whether this con
dition is to bo a permanent one. With
thanks In advance. a.
Tribute to D. CIcui Denver.
OMAHA. Feb. 24. To tho Editor of
Tho Bee: In tho death of D. Clem Dcavcr
Ills Widow has anl n. IniHns- nrwl nff.
tlonate husband; his children, a kind
ana loving rather, and this community,
a progressive. Intelligent, worthy and
highly appreciated citizen. To know him
woa an honor of which anyone, rich or
poor, might well bo proud: for honesty
and integrity he had few equals. Ho was
loyal to his family, his friends, his coun
try and his religion.
It was my pleasure to havo known him
intimately, in politics and in a business
way for moro than a quarter of a cen
tury, and In all my long years of ac
qalntanco with him I never knew a more
honest, truthful and conscientious man
than he. His word in politics or business
was as good as gold, and he always
exacted of others tho some manly quality,
and had no rospoct for crooked politicians
or crooked politics. N'o deserving person
ever applied to him' for a favor or for
aid of any kind but what met a generoua
response from his big and kindly heart
In his death I feel that I have tost one
of the best frcnds I havo over had, asldo
from my own family, and I, in common
With his many friends extend to his be
reaved wife and children my heart-felt
sympathy in this tho hour of their sorrow.
ED F. MOREARTY.
luailce for Sportsmen,
HOLDREQE. Xeb.. Feb. 24.--.To ti,
Editor of The, Bee: Havo tho Nebraska
sportsmen lost their desire to hunt i,nUa
and geeso entirely? Has It occurred to
them that with the exception of a very
small district that we do not havo nny
fall shooting? Wc, as a whole, only get
a chance shot at ducks In the fall, as
they do not stop In tho spring.
Tho federal law has nut ua nut nt i.m.i.
ness, but has not materially harmed tho
shooters In tho gulf states. Their season
Is open thirty duys longer in the fall.
They can shoot while all of tho water
fowl ot the whole continent ore congre
gated In a relatively Btnall area, and
everyone Knows who has ever hunted In
tho south that wo do not know what
largo kills look like. I personally know
ot parties Who havo boasted of killing
hunureds ot mallards each dav snH nr
even plcklay them up, I am mentioning
tins us a means of comparison as to
what kind ot shooting they get In cor
tain parts ot tho south.
Is it a Just law to cut Us out ot the
only real shooting we ever get and still
let tho peoplotnthegulf atatcs go ahead?
The law has without question been
pushed to its enaction by people ot large
means, having leases and ownlnir vmt
amounts ot land devoted to shooting
grounds. For example, along the Missis
sippi river practically all the abode of
wild fowl are controlled by clubs, and
non-members are excluded. The federal
law only permits the shooting or wild
fowl on the Mississippi river thirty dava
Iu each year. The matt unable to be
long to a club docs not get justice by
any means. He undoubtedly likes the
sport as well as his more fortunntn
neighbor, but will get himself In trouble
ir ho Kins a duck the same day his
neighbor does If It should be outside of
November. ' .
The people In the south being glvenva
better deal than we in the so-called
northern, or' zone No. 1, and' tbo club
number being able to shoot ducks when
his Poor neighbor cannot, does not carry
out our much-talked-ot free country
In a few years more, under present
ccndttlons, the poor man will havo hardly
a place left for him to hunt In.
The sportsmen In Illinois, Iowa and
Missouri are taking active measures to
get changes made that will give all an
L I-Sdgar Kstes. a Missouri lawyer, em
phatically declares tho luw unconstitu
tional and Invalid and writes In the
Qutr.cy Herald that people In his district
do r.nt lntenit in M,n Mnt lh ureftftnt
law as being Just nnd will violently op
pose It until changed so all are equally
I hope to find all Nebraska sports
men ready to insist on our getting Jus
tice If the CUlt ntntss nnn ihnnt thirty
days longer than we can. wo should have
mo month of March for spring shooting.
I am Very friendly toward game pro
tection, but not this way. Tho state
laws aro ample protection and woll
suited to their location, if enforced.
Let the states fix their own laws, as
'The hunters living in the dry belt in
tin South Platte country ought to insist
that we get a short period of spring
shooting, or clso put tho gulf states on
the tamo basis.
Our season on plover opens September
1. Tho plover are all gono by that time.
Let us all get together and petition the
department for changes. M.
Tlir Cllnnltiir Vine Woman.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la,, Feb. 24.-To
the Editor of Tho Bee: In Sunday's Bee
I re'od an article advocating tho In
feriority of women by a female named
"Crumpacker." On the same pago was
the picture of nn old lady president of
the anti-suffrage movement bedecked In
a low-bosomed peek-a-boo waist wear
ing Jewels that would doubtless keep my
ten children in bread and clothes for
With such nude examples from their
olders, Is it any wonder that youth ap
pears in V-neck, clbow-sleovo waists and
Now, this Is not the sort of woman to
lay down tho law for the common herd.
This cllnglng-vlne type nursed in luxury,
with no desire for serious responsibilities
whose pastime is china painting, tango
dancing nnd planning split skirts and
low-busted gowns to entice men, nre as
great a menace to the cause ot "equal
rights" as drunkards aro at the polls of
Thank God that not all women of
wealth nro as selfish in their pleasure,
There arc thousands ot them today spend
Ing tlmo and money to right tho wrongs
of womcnhlnd. But when you stop to
think that since tho tlmo of Evo women
have been kept In Ignorance, and taught
to bo clinging vines, that the less educa
tion you had and personality, tho moro
womanly you were, it isn't surprising.
that a few can't break away from this
'clinging" habit Thcro arc many women
living today who were not allowed tho
oamo school advantages aa their brothers
the less women knew tho better they
"obeyed" and submitted themselves unto
their husbands so reads tho marrlago
law. It waa thought indecent for girls
to loolc Inside of doctor books, or any
thing pertaining to motherhood or mar
riage; tho tltlo of "old maid" was tho
worst disgrace that could befall a maiden,
so anything with pants on was gratefully
It tho polls aro not a decent plnco for
a woman, they are not a decent place for
a man. God gave him no greater lease
on immorality than a woman. Tho germs
will cling to him tho same as to her.
If they aro nt the polls, ho will carry
them to you In your home. You don't
hesitate to go to a horse show. You
spend money for display whllo there
tho conversation is horso talk, whllo at
the polls It is politics nnd government
Which subject Is tho most wholesome?
Gradually women, in Justice to them
selves, havo wedged their way into the
working world until today In any col
lege where sho had a chanco she has
proved herself the equal ot any man.
If married, she is a better helpmeet; sho
lias ceased to bo tho servant but has
come to be a helpful adviser and business
partner In all that concerns the welfaro
ot home. Sho Is able to teach her chil
dren to think and to care for them
physically. MRS. E. A
Dewey and Diedrichs
Admiral Dewey's own account of tho
relations between himself and Admiral
Von Diedrichs of tho Gorman navy In
Manila bay, which has caused criticism
in German naval circles, is found in the
admiral's autobiography, published by
Scrlbners In 1913, on pages 252 to 267.
Tho German cruiser Irene, -Instead of
reporting to Dewey as commander-in-chief
of tho blockading forco "steamed
by tho Qlynipta without stopping and
dropped anchor where it chose. I re
garded this as an (oversight which was
a breach of naval etiquct of course,
but not to be taken seriously unless I
wero inclined to insist on punctiliousness.
I knew tho German naval officers
wero very self-reliant, keen to take of
fense about their rights, and most a'mbi
tlous to learn by observation, which I
always liked to thtnk explained their
The other Gorman cruiser, the Cor
moran, came in at 3 in tho morning, and
paid no attention to the haH of an
American steam launch se,nt td board
It. "In order to get tho attention of th
Cormoran the Raleigh fired a shot across
its bows. Then It promptly caino to.
Its captain was surprised at our action,
but our boarding officer explained the
law, and also tho risk that a man-of-war
was running In coming Into tho harbor
Three days later Vice Admiral von
Diedrichs arrived in his flagship, the
Kalserin Augusta, Dewey, holding in
ferior rank, paid tho first call. In tho
course of the interview, Dewey politely
and Indirectly Intimated that tho presence
ot so largo a German force was scarcely
necessary in view ot the limited German
Interests In the Philippines. "To this the
vice admiral answered: 'I ain here by
order of the kaiser, sir;' from which I
could only Infer that I had expressed my
self In a way that excited his displeasure."
Another German vessel, the Kaiser,
"camo In after dark on June IS,'" and,
like the Cormoran. "paid no attention to
the launch sent to board It. In the latter
part of the month and In early July the
Germans were keeping very busy. I saw
that they did not mean to accept my
interpretation of tho laws of blockade,
They fraternized with the Spaniards, and
Vice Admiral van Diedrichs visited the
Spanish captain general In Manila. Men
were landed to drill and the German
vessels maneuvered as freely as though no
blockade had been established. I was
glad of an opportunity ot stating my own
position with perfect candor to Admiral
von Diedrichs, yet in a diplomatic fashion
which could not be personally offensive
to him. however positive he waa in his
views about the rights ot neutrals in a
blockaded port Already there had be
gun a correspondence between us."
The German vice admiral proposed to
submit the point at issue to a conference
of all senior officers of men-of-war in
the harbor. Only Captain Chichester, of
the British Immortality, appeared. Ho
sustained Dewey's contention. After a
further display of international bad man
ners on the part of the Cormoran, von
uietirtrhs sent a staff officer to Dewey
with a memorandum of crievanees. Hr
this messenger Dewey returned a ' verbal
message which he conveved to his su
perior so successfully that Vice Admiral
on uieanens was able to understand my
Point of view. There was no further
Interference with the blockade or breach
of tho otlquet which had been cstab-
iisneu in the common consent of the other
t Ii!5RieT??' V" of breaking: the ice.
cold the w;atncr "as very
nfniZW0,,, nn,y'hat did she reply'
Reggie She said; "The recurrlnr
Phenomena of heat and cold nre so frc
?nJt il.?d.1,f0 amn' ns to e matters
Itftkey ensago my interest. Mr.
She-Have you heard nbout the pretty
utr1s w,, ,vore a blrd Pnlnted on her
, He Yes; and I wondered why she didn't
have it painted on her back, whoro It
would havo plenty of room to fly.
V'e'll get that politician's goat yet,"
said tho slangy but Industrious woiker.
jou are wrong In your zoo'ogy again."
replied Senator Sorghum. "That fellow
is a progressive. The only way you can
dlfconcert him Is to get his bull moose."
"Dp you believe England Is going to
insist on home rule for Ireland despite
tho opposition In Ulster?"
"Don't know. Knglnnd always did find
It hard to stand Pat." Baltimore Ameri
can. Ada and Beatrice had been exchanging
"Why didn't you scream," asked Ada,
w.?.?n..h? put. n,s arms around you?"
"Well," replied Beatrice, "you see, I
wanted to, but couldn't, and when I
could I didn't wapt to." - National
i iT1V? man froI" Australia was making1
his first tour of this country. Ho turned
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