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Colonel Cody has vlndlented his char
acter as an artist by announcing his
If Kansas City wants a few tips on
how to run a successful street pageant
Ak-Sar-Beu will surely be glad to ac
commodate. President Itooscvelt found the game
In' the Mississippi underbrush, harder to
deal with than when he went after An
W ith BufTalo Bill launched In the hotel
business, the only thing left for the am
bitious hotel man Is to branch out Into
the show business.
It is safe as a general policy for pub
lic bodies like school boards and city
councils to take action In the open
rather than In star chamber.
We may put it down in the safe col
umn that David B. Hill will not be the
orator of the occasion for the Jacksonlan
banquet on next St. Hickory's day.
Whatever happens in the controversy
over the alleged illegal fencing of the
public lands a goodly number of sol
diers' widows will have made a nice
financial stake out of it.
In mixing into the fencing business on
behalf of the big cattle men who are
trying to monopolize the government
land, the Commercial club takes chances
on being fenced in with the fencers.
Unless the South Dakota towns can
arbitrate their differences It looks as if
about the only way to please all the
town that want the state capital would
be to put It on wheels for one-week
AU sorts of plans, for tariff revision
are said to be ready to be laid before
congress as soon as it convenes, but it
fa oo violation of confidence to say that
there will be no tariff revision at the
coming session. :'
Borne 'scores of cities and towns which
have claims under consideration as
places for the establishment of public
libraries will learn with pleasure that
Andrew Carnegie's illness is not likely
to prove serious.
Up to date the railroad managers have
not said a word about Tax Commissioner
Fleming's action In raising the railroad
assessment up to within two or three
millions of the true' value of their prop
erty, but they are doing a good deal of
thinking all the sauie.'
With one bank president and one mil
lionaire convicted and Sentenced to the
penitentiary for bribery and corruption
of public officials and a lot mure of the
aame kind of criminals Well along on
the same road, there is a general dis
position to point with pride toward Mls
oarL Druggists and liquor dealers should
pot permit themselves to be harassed or
dragooned by the Broatch "jmllee board
Into submitting to double taxation In
following the plain provision of the law
that requires them to advertise in the
paper of largest bona fide circulation in
the county, which always has been and
still is The Omaha Evening Bee.
If the faith cure Is good to keep the
fire department iutuct on a promise that
the council will provide In next year's
appropriations for any overlap In the
fixe fund, why should it not have ap
plied equally to the police department T
Why audi eagerness to dismiss sixteen.
patrolmen on the flimsy excuse of
akod-up exhibit of pullce fund shortage I
THK TALK Or TARIhF REVISION.
Not until Tresldent Iloosevelt's annual
message Is made public will the country
know definitely what his position Is In
regnrd to tariff revision. AVbat the
president has publlrly said respecting
the tariff shows that he Is opposed to
changes that might De detrimental to
labor and injurious to the independent
industries. In one of his speeches he
said that the tariff rate must never fall
below that which will protect the Amer
ican worklngmau by allowing for the
difference between the genernl labor cost
here and abroad. He declared that "at
all hazards and no matter what else is
sought for by changes of the tariff, the
American workman must be protected
In his standard of wages and secured the
fullest opportunity of employment It
may be Inferred from this that Mr.
Roosevelt Is not unfavorable to some
modification of the tariff, at least as to
certain schedules, but he is unmistak
ably for the maintenance of the principle
What can be very confidently predicted
is that the president will not attempt
to force tariff legislation, so that the
report that a special session of the
Fifty -eighth congress will be called to
consider tariff revision may be dismissed
as groundless. This is a matter which
It is entirely safe to say Mr. Roosevelt
will leave wholly to the determination of
the republicans in congress, with only
such suggestions as may be necessary to
acquaint congress and the country with
the position of the administration. There
are many republicans who believe that
the tariff should be revised, all these,
howorer, favoring the maintenance of
protection. There are many more who
are opposed to revision and the latis
elections appear to have demonstrated
that these are in the majority. At all
events, the president is not likely to as
sume to decide which of these elements
represents the sentiment regarding tariff
revision of a majority of the republican
party and least of all to attempt to force
action on the question.
What seems assured is that President
Roosevelt will recommend the appoint
ment by the present 'bongress of commis
sion of experts to Investigate the opera
tion of the tariff and report to congress,
with suggestions of such changes as may
be deemed advisable. It is thought
probable that congress will authorize
such a commission and if it should
the investigation that would be required
of the commission would extend over a
year and perhaps longer. The question
which the president is understood to te
gard as most pressing is that of the
supervision and regulation of the great
combinations. In the event of there be
ing no legislation in regard to this at
the coming session it is possible that
the Fifty-eighth congress might be called
in special session to take action on
the question. At all events, there is
not the slightest probability of a spe
cial session of the next congress to con
sider tariff revision.
SOUTH AMERICAN COMPETITION.
American meat exporters an 'said to
bi meeting with a formidable competi
tion from Argentine in the British inai
Uet. For several years the cattle misers
of that southern country have itoeu
sending more or less meat to the United
Kingdom, but much of It reached Its
destination in a condition to be alto
gether outclassed by the beef from the
United States. - It appears that now the
Argentine shippers have found a way to
preserve their meat that renders it cl
most if not quite as good when It reaches
England as the American beef and bells
only a shade below it.
A late London dispatch says that in
the opinion of many experts this means
that the strength of the American beef
ring there has been broken; that having
found a way to ship dead meat with the
care and regulation of temperature
which enables the Chicago houses to
bring their goods to the British mar
ket in such first-class condition, the big
South American companies are expected
now to be able to ship unlimited sup
plies. It is stated that great curiosity
lu felt as to the way the Beef trust will
meet this competition. The situation is
most welcome one to the British con
Burner, as it promises cheaper beef and
If that shall be the result there it is
possible that the American consumer
may also be benefited,' since if our ex
ports to the United Kingdom should be
materially reduced there will be a bet
ter supply for the home market. How
ever, this South American competition
may not prove so formidable as it now
threatens to be and the promise of much
cheaper meat is nowhere particularly fa
vorable, at least for the immediate fu
PACIFIC COAST COMMRCE.
There has been a yery notable growth
tn the commerce of the Pacific coast,
particularly from Puget sound, within
the past year, as shown by official statis
tics. It is surprising to find that in the
shipment of oats to foreign ports Puget
sound is second only to New York, that
In the shipments' of - wheat for the nine
months ending with September it was
fourth among . the ocean ports of the
country and that In the shipments of
wheat flour Puget sound occupies flftb
place among American ocean ports.
Several circumstances have contrib
uted to the growth of this commerce.
The failure of the Australasiau wheat
crop and the restoration of peace In
South Africa have brought about a
largely Increased demand for Pacific
coast wheat and flour in South Africa.
At the same time the shipments of
wheat to England and flour to China,
while not so large as in former years.
have still been liberal. The rise of
Puget sound as a wheat exporting port
has been phenomenal, following the
rapid development of the great fertile
plains of eastern Washington, brought
about by the large bomeseeker move
ment from the east The Seattle Post
Intelligencer remarks that while In
grain shipments Puget Bound Is taking
rank with the very first ports In tLe
country, this Is Itself insignificant be
side 'the fact that the breadstufls thus
bhlpped are grown and In the enso of
flout ground In the state of Wash'rigton.
Thf Pacific coast states are In a highly
prosperous condition and there Is no ap
parent reason why their commerce
should not continue to Increase and
their resources be more rapidly devel
oped In the future than In the past
CAtiAL RIGHT OF Wr.
The latest information in regard to the
negotiations with Colombia is en
couraging. At the close of last week
there was a conference between Secre
tary Hay and the legal representative
of the Panama Canal company, at which
the secretary of state is said to have
told the attorney that there was really
small ground for solicitude, that he was
making substantial progress and was
sanguine of a satisfactory conclusion of
negotiations for right of way soon.
It Is also 'stated and doubtless upon
good authority that the administration
Is not disposed to allow any undue de
lay through attempts on the part of Co
lombia to secure concessions materially
beyond what this country has proposed.
If Colombia is persistent in her extra
ordinary demands it la said the admin
istration will ask congress to so amend
the Spooner act that the agreement with
Colombia should not be required to pre
cede the purchase of the property and
franchise of the new Panama Canal
company. With the purchase of the
canal company's property consummated
the United States would proceed to con
struct the canal regardless of Colombia
if that country should Insist upon de
mands believed by our government to
be unfair and unreasonable.
The terms which our government has
offered Colombia are fair and gener
ous. There is no disposition to take any
advantage of the southern republic. The
United States can afford to be liberal in
this matter and is willing to be. The
offer of $7,000,000 for the concessions
asked of Colombia is generous, espe
cially when it is considered that the
construction of the canal would be of
Immense benefit to that country. It
would immediately put a vast amount
of money in circulation there and it
would be a permanent advantage, aid
ing incalculably In the development of
Colombia. In view of this the obstruct
ive course of that country is remarkable.
but it will doubtless be made to see the
unwisdom and futility of any attempt
to exact terms which the government of
the United States regards as unfair and
PLATINQ A HIUU-HAADED OAtfE.
It was to have been expected that the
Broatch police commission would exert
all its influence to carry out the revenges
of its maker, Governor Savage, who feels
very much aggrieved over the position
taken by The Bee on the Bartley parole
and pardon. There is, however, no war
rant nor excuse for the attempt of the
board to harass and damage the drug
gists and liquor dealers of Omaha, who
are compelled by the plalr provision ofl
the law to publish their applications lor
licenses in the paper of largest circula
tion in the county, which for more than
twenty years has been The Omaha Even
Under the decisions of the supreme
court the police board has no right to
designate any newspaper as the medlu
for advertising applications for, licenses.
Its authority In the premises is purely
Judicial and limited to hearing testimony
in cases of remonstrance and deterraiiv
lng whether the protest is sustained by
the proofs. But under the lead of
Broatch the board seems to be bent upon
law breaking instead of law enforce-
ment, Judging from the order Issued at
its last meeting, which commands the
applicant for license, who had filed a
certified notice of publication in The
Evening Bee, to furnish the proofs that
he has published In the paper of largest
circulation. This is an unheard of pro
ceedlng, absolutely unwarranted In law
)ud contrary to its letter and spirit. The
statute relative to applications for li
censes reads as follows:
No action shall be taken upon such ap
plication until at least two week' notice
of the filing of the same has been given by
publication in a newspaper published in
aid county having the largest circulation
therein, when it there be no objection In
writing made and filed to the issuance of
aid license and the county board Is in ses
sion, and all other provisions of this chap
ter have been fully compiled with, it may
The only difference between the ordl
nance under wulch the board is acting
and this section of the statute is that
the fire and police commission is sub
stituted for the county board. With
this specific direction before it, what
right has the board to require the appli
cant to furnish proofs of circulation in
the absence of a written protest, and
how can the loard go lu'to a Judicial In
vestlgatlon of relative circulation when
there la no remonstrance to act upon
aud no right to subpoena witnesses or
enforce an order to produce circulation
records? If the police board has a right
to ask for proofs on this score it would
have a right to ask urugglsts and liquor
dealers to furnish proofs that they had
not sold liquor to minors or Indians or
violated the Slocuinb law in other re-
Is not the board in duty bound to rec
ognlze the good faith of the applicant so
long as no remonstrance has been filed?
Is not the action of the board a palpable
attempt to coerce druggists and liquor
dealers into submitting to an audacious
What does the Omaha delegation to
the legislature propose to do about char
ter amendments? That question is asked
by business men and taxpayers every
day, but no member of the delegation has
yet ventured to enlighten the public as to
bis intentions or disposition with refer
ence - to the charter. It la doubtful
whether any two members of the delega
tion have ever discussed charter amend
ments or have come to any agreement
on any proposed change In the charter.
Unless a conference between the delega
tion is held soon with a view to arriving
at an understanding before the legisla
ture meets the delegation is liable to be
torn up over charter amendments during
the entire session, and Omaha will, as
usual, have a patched quilt charter for
two years louger.
South Omaha will ask the Douglas
delegation to the legislature to devise
and support a bill that will prevent
boodling in the school board. What kind
of a stockade the delegation is to im
provise to fence out men who keep their
hands behind their coattalls has not been
suggested. Up to date the most ingen
ious Inventors and patent rights men
have been unable to devise a machine
or a law that will make men in public
life absolutely boodle proof. The near
est that anybody has ever come to It has
been through unpurchasable prosecuting
attorneys and Juries and courageous
Judges on the criminal bench.
The beads of great educational insti
tutions ought to beware of hasty and
intemperate expressions in discussing
economic and industrial questions. Sci
ence and education ought to be receptive
to progressive movements. President
Eliot's inconsiderate denunciation of or
ganized labor has aroused quick and
heated response, as it Is Inevitable that
all such expressions will. Nothing could
be more unfortunate than to have the
feeling grow up that there is a line of
antagonism between higher education
and interests of labor under modern con
ditions. The experiments of the Navy depart
ment in submarine navigation have al
ready demonstrated that hereafter naval
warfare must take this method into
serious account It is certain that if
the two submarine boats now being
tested had been in Santiago bay it
would have been extremely perilous for
the United States fleet to ' attempt to
maintain the close blockade that it did.
The destruction of a single warship
would have broken up a close blockade
and a part of the Spanish fleet would
probably have escaped.
A Glance Backward.
When Orover Cleveland was president no
great railroad raised the wages of its em
ployes 10 per cent. Instead they were all
trying to keep out of bankruptcy, and a
good many of them did not succeed In doing
Innovation la Jury System.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The state supreme court has declared
valid the constitutional amendment allow
ing three-fourths of a Jury in any court of
record to render a verdict in civil suits.
There will be po further trouble from the
"obstinate eleven" In bese cases.
A Plethora' of Luck.
It appear that while hurrying around to
church fairs just before election in order
to corral the important church fair vote.
Mayor Maybury of Detroit won in raffles
a sofa pillow, sewing machine, buggy and
two clocks. A man with such luck as that
was bound to be re-elected.
Cubans Are Catching; On.
San Francisco Call.
There were many people who said the
Cubans would not for several generations
to come reach an understanding of Ameri
can politics, but now comes a report that a
syndicate in Havana has raised the sum of
$30,000 to get a franchise scheme through
the city council. If that be not our method
whose method is it?
Legal Buncombe Crops Oat.
Even so seasoned a lawyer aa Wayne
MacVeagh la, it appears, occasionally given
to buncombe. Dragging in the assassina
tion of Lincoln. Garfield and McKinley as
pertinent to the coal strike arbitration was
a piece of blatherskltlsm that might have
been expected of a shyster lawyer, but not
of a former attorney general of the United
Taking; Heedless nisks.
A good many thousand ot the people of
the Vnlted States will feel relieved when
President Roosevelt's bear hunt 1 well over
and will alncerely hope that he will be
content with less hazardous sport during
the remainder ot his Incumbency. Though
that would imply abstinence from the more
exciting pleasures ot the chase for several
years to cjome, I it not hi duty to make
the sacrifice T
Minn I mum Living Wne.
Philadelphia North American.
John Mitchell's estimate of the minimum
living wages of a miner supporting and
educating a family, 1800 a year, cannot be
considered extravagant or grasping. It Mr.
Wlllcox of the coal trust think $600 too
much for the man who digs coal, perhaps
he will condescend to say what he think
the man who doe no work at all should
receive 'out ot the product ot the miner's
labor. It $600 1 too much for a drudge.
what 1 enough for a drone? '
Folly Exacts a Price.
The .confusion ot tha senator who tried
to force a cheap dollar on the people of the
Philippine ought to be so complete by this
time that the gold standard should prevail
at the next session of congress. The bot
tom has dropped out of silver and is still
fulling. In Manila it takes $2.50 silver to
get $1 gold and the depreciation ha al
ready cost the Insular government $1,000,
000. The Philippine dollar was to be an
Imitation ot the English Strait settlement
dollar and now they are talking of with
Voluntary Advaaco la lft'aaes.
Never before probably in the history of
railroading ha there been so extensive an
advancing of wage by the voluntary action
ot the companies as Is now going on. The
example of the Pennsylvania is being fol
lowed In whole or part by the New York
Central, the Reading, the Union Pacific
and, aa reported, by the Lake Shore, tha
Wheeling Lake Erie, "Big Four" and
"Nickel Plate" roads, all cloaely related to
the Vanderbllt Interest. Something like
300,000 men will be affected by wags in
creases either already granted within a few
days or practically determined upon. Thl
1 the way to broaden th foundation of
prosperity which has beaa la great danger
of becoming tqp aeavy.
ROIXD ABOI'T NRW YORK.
Ripples est the Current of Life la the
A notable exhibition of up-to-date fire
fighting apparatus was given In New York
last Sunday. Ever since tall buildings
became a feature of cities the problem
of fire protection has been a serious one to
municipal authorities and Ore insurance
companies. Fireproof construction does not
remove the anxiety, for fireproof buildings
do burn. Besides, the height of skyscrap
ers place them to a large extent beyond the
range of fire hose and fire engines. The
skyscraper chosen for the test of the stand
pipe system was the Flatlron, so named
because of Its shape, located at the Inter
section of Broadway and Twenty-third
street. The building is equipped with the
best known system of standpipes, by means
of which any floor may be flooded. The
main question was whether water could be
forced to the top of the building, 304 feet
from the sidewalk. Two of the most power
ful engines In the fire service were used,
and nine streams of water were poured out
of the windows of the top floor. "When
the connection was made," says the World,
"the water pressure at the hydrant on
engine 1 was twenty-four pounds, and on
Engine 14 twenty-one pounds. Engine 1
is the most powerful steamer in the de
partment, being capable of pumping 1,000
gallons a minute. Engine 14's capacity is
"Engine 1 was first used in getting a
Ingle stream to the roof. This was ac
complished without much difficulty, and in
a few minutes the gauge at the nozzle,
which waa one and one-eighth inches in
diameter, showed a working pressure of
120 pounds. Similar results were obtained
when a one-and-one-half-lnch nozzle was
"Next nine simultaneous streams were
thrown across Broadway from windows on
each floor, beginning at the thirteenth
tory and ending at the roof. The nozzles
used for these streams each measured
three-quarters of an inch. The water for
this display was furnished by Euglne 1
working at its full capacity. The steam
gag-ue registered 142 pounds pressure to the
square inch and the water pressure at the
engine's pump was 300 pounds. The pres
sure at the nozzle on the roof was forty
Ideas count for success, even in street
begging. Old tricks become tiresome
through familiarity. The mendicant of the
present day, if he would live well, must get
something new. One of the latest dodges
of the New York solicitor of alms is heroic.
It first arouses the Indignation of the vic
tim, then pacifies blm, and finally wins his
sympathy and his money. It is worked in
this way: A shabbily attired man hurries
along the steet, apparently unconscious of
his surroundings. He expectorates, as
though by chance, on to the well-polished
shoe of a passerby. Before the man has
tlmo to protest the mendicant drops on his
knees and, with the remnants of a well
worn handkerchief, rubs away at the soiled
shoe, meanwhile pouring forth profuse
apologies. Nine times out of ten he gets
dime for his politeness.
The tremendous amount of business
transacted in the course of a year on the
floor of the New York Stock exchange, says
New York letter, can be understood only
by an examination of the figures for a
recent financial publication. Making a
condensed use of his figures we find these
facts:. During 1879 the sales of shares of
stock recorded amounted to 74,166,652, and
in both 1881 and 1882 they exceeded 113,-
000,000. But in the next year they dropped
to 96,000,000, and, with the exception of
the year 1886, suffered a steady decline to
1890, when they were only 66.000.000.
In the three years, following there was
Blight reaction, but in 1895 the sales
reached the lowest point they have known
In a quarter of a century 49,000.000. From
that year they increased steadily up to
1899, when they reached the hitherto un
precedented figure of 173,970,943. In 1900
they declined to 140,000,000, but this was
greater than in any year in the history
of the exchange except 1899, and in 1901
they amounted to the tremendous total
of 251.786,341. "This last year was an
exceedingly lively one on the exchange,
both In the wide range and rapid fluctu
ations in prices and in the number ot
times the previous record of sales in a
ingle session was broken. The year
opened well,' with transactions averaging
over 1,500,000 a day and on January 7, for
the first time In the history of the ex
change the sales recorded on the ticker
passed the 2,000,000 mark, reaching a
total of 2,164,500. The contest for the con
trol of Northern Pacific began early in
the year and bo lively did the tradina
become that on April 4 the 2,000,000 mark
was again passed. Fifteen days later the
record was again broken by a total of
2.226,700 sale. For two weeks following
this the sales exceeded 2,000.000 dally, the
total for the week ending May 4 being
15,626,892. Twtce In this week the dally
Bales exceeded'3,000,000; on Tuesday. April
30, the highest mark ever attained on the
New York Stock exchange was reached,
with a record of 3,325,000 shares old, and
on May 9, the day of the crisis, the sales
mounted to 3,300,800. It is worth noting
that In this period the record In sales of
single stock was also made, the sales of
Union Pacific reaching 660,900 on April 24,
E.ND OF BRVAMSM.
A Freniatare Gob of Jot from the
New York Sun
f rom an unseen and remote crev
ice in the democratic wreck comes
voice that falters out: "The elec
tion returns Indicate a divided victory.
They will be analyzed and discussed in
next week's issue." Who cares? Who will
read the Commoner now? There is no in
terest In the Bryan post-mortem. The
patient tired everybody out in dying, and
even his friends will clamor that he stay
dead. The voice borne to us now cornea
from the limbo ot the politically departed.
Limbo Is defined as "an Indefinite border
region In the intermediate state, nearer
hell or heaven according to the class of
souls there awaiting judgment." Demo
cratlc tradition will not consign Mr. Bryan
to heaven the party has suffered too much
from hi fidelity.
Mr. Bryan was holding on to the shred
of his influence when election day dawned.
It has been torn from blm by the iweep
of republican majorities. He stumped
Nebraska with the energy of a drummer
trying to sell good from bis samples,
Every crossroad beard hU appeal. The
echoes of his speeches lntermlneJed as
he went from place to place. He was as
numerous as the locust (Caloptenu sprs
THE PURE V J
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The coffee habit Is quickly over
come by those who let Grain-O
take its place. If properly made
it tastes like the best of coffee. No
grain coffee compares with it in
flavor or healthful ness.
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If your liver is sluggish, bowels
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These pills greatly aid the Sarsapa
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TUB OLDEST. SAFEST,
tus) and as strldulous. Nebraska returns
republican governor, and the republican
elect five of the alx congressmen. Fusion
unfused and populism laid low.
Mr. Bryan invaded Ohio to hold np the
ends of Circus Tom. The tent Is down
blown flat by a republican cyclone. Mr.
Bryan went over into Colorado to save
the state where republicans were as scarce
aB hen's teeth in 1896. Colorado responded
by rejecting Teller, the noblest Roman of
them all Teller, the martyr to silver, the
apotheosis of a sacred cause. The mining
tates, save Nevada, the pocket borough.
wheel into the opposition line, and Mr.
Bryan ceases to have a constituency.
Now that Mascagnl has received a lot of
nice advertising let him renew hi tour ef
Senator and Mr. Spooner will occupy the
old mansion In Washington this winter
formerly occupied by Senator Stewart, just
beyond the White House.
William Banks of Knoxvllle, Tenn., re
fused to take his wife to the circus and
she promptly sued him for divorce, the
grounds being said refusal. Men have no
show these days.
President Diaz of Mexico, ktsown as the
grand old man" of that country, will re
tire from office on January 1. He will be
succeeded by Jose Yves Llmantour, now
foreign minister of Mexico.
It Isn't often that a South American
president marches into his capital in
triumph after a revolution. President
Castro is an exception. . South American
chief executives usually head for Paris.
Thirty-one huge and exceedingly strong
Havana cigar la the dally allowance ot
King Carlos of Portugal, the biggest' and
the fattest of all the reigning monarch
of the world. His bulk is something colos
Senator Hoar was showing some Massa
chusetts visitors about Washington one day
and was pointing out a magnificent old
residence built years ago by a famous and
rather shady lawyer of his time. "Why,"
was asked, "was he able to build a house
like that by his practice?" "Yes," replied
the senator, "by his practice and his prac
tices." When President Cleveland was In the
Union League club house. New York, the
other day a teamster drove up with a load
of coal, but was told not to dump it until
after the former chief magistrate had
gone. "I suppose I'll have to stand for
this," said the man, "but, say It 'seems
funny after all that Teddy's been doing
to get the coal here."
At the dinner of the Economic league
in Boston last week Charles Francis
Adams startled his listeners by declaring
that he waa sorry the coal strike had
ended. "Because," said he, "we would
then have been able to discover some sub
stitute for coal and I for one would have
been willing to suffer If by bo doing we
could be released from the reign of King
Ex-Police Chief Devery of New Yerk has
been offered several thousand dollars a
week to appear in a vaudeville show aa a
"monologue artist." The enterprising
manager was careful not to make the
offer in person. "I wish the fellow would
come to me for hi answer," growled the
ex-chlef, folding up his vast fist and mak
ing a suggestive movement with his still
more impressive toot.
It Is not generally known that ex-Gov
ernor Frank S. Black, the triumphant
counsel in the Mollneux case, I a former
newspaper man. After graduating from
Amherst he went to Troy, N. Y., where he
became a reporter on the old Whig and
also the Budget. In hi (pare moment he
studied law with ex-Dlstrlct Attorney Bam
Foster, who took a liking to the lad and
gave him a room in hi house. After being
admitted to the bar hi success waa steady
and in recent year rapid.
Made comfortable no matter tTie state of the
atmosphere looking nice and warm and keeping
so and this is how it is done: Buy him one of
our STORM' COLLAR REEFERS Mixed Tweed,
Chinchilla or Frieze that we are selling at a con
There is'22 Coats of one lot
S U years; 11 years; ft 15 year
REGULAR (5.00 REEFERS
Another lot of 30 Coats
lll Tears: t11 year: 1211
REGULAR 14.00 REEFERS
"A GREAT COAT FOR SKATING AND COASTING."
"No Clothing Fits Like Ours."
R. S. Wilcox, Manager.
too. Ask your own
rrobablv has the
Cleveland Plain Dealer: ("The morning
fa per has a full account of your divorce
rlul with fac similes of your letters."
"On what page?"
"On the seventh page next to the mar
kets." "What a contemptible outragel"
Philadelphia Press: "The Idea of calling
a flak of whisky a 'life preserver." " t
"What's the matter with that?"
"Well, usually it s the cork In It that
makes the life preserver effective, but your
flafk's no good until you take the cork
New York Weekly: "'Prolific' means
"rotten, don't it, par eatd the literary
man's little eon.
"Certainly not. What made you think
"Why, our teacher said today that you
were a 'prolific poet.' "
Philadelphia Press: Klubmon Why do
you object to your wife taking up golf, I
thought you approved of It.
Outlate So I did until I heard her re
mark that the umbrella stand In the hall
would be a good place for her to keep
Bomerville Journal: Tom She says she Is
iS years old.
Jack Does she? Well, you must remem
ber that she was 7 years old before,, she
learned to count.
Washington Star: "Though your lot be
obscure," said the man with the reedy
voice, "do not despair."
"No," answered the man who doesn't pre
tend to philosophise; "the only thing to do
is to hang. on to the lot and hope for a real
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Yes, he and his
Krtner are doing very well. They are
ndwrltlng experts, you know."
"And can they nnd enough to dot"
"Oh, yea. In almost every Important case
you will find Jim engaged on ons side and
his partner on the other."
Chicago Post "I see the scoundrel In
your face!" exclaimed the angry man.
"That," replied the other calmly, "is a
When the angry man figured this out he
waa even angrier. '' ' . 1 ".
Washington Star: "At least you will try
to celebrate Thanksgiving in the proper
spirit," said the Jovial person.
"I suppose so," answered the man Who is
const Itutlonallly gloomy, "but I don't see
much prospect of success. If I don't have,
a turkey and mince pie dinner, I'll feel
slighted, and if I do, I'll have Indigestion."
AT THE START.
W. J. Lampton In Success.
What is your plan
Of progress? Are you
Going to pull through?
Or will you He down in the road
And let your load
Sink you out ot sight
In the mud?
Have you white
That curdles at the hard word "Fall,"
And dares not face
The chances of the race?
Or, have you red, clear red.
The good strong color
All the great have shed
In deed or thought,
For everv triumph wrought
Out of what seemed full
Of the Impossible?
Have you the nerve
To serve .
Until you can be master? To wait
And work outelde the gate
Until you win ....
The strength to open It anfl enter In?
Have you the heart to meet
Day after day.
And yet hold to the way
That upward leadu.
And must needs
Be hard and rough
To make man tough
Of sinew and of soul
Uefore he sees the goal;
Bo, when It Is attained.
He shall have strength to hold
What he has gained.
And use it so
That It to greater good snail growl
Think on thess things.
What each ons brings
Is aa you choose It;
You may take
Or you may lose it.
And keep straight In the way
Unflagging to the and;
Whatever It may be
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