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THE OMAITA DAILY BHE: SUNDAY, NOVKMHBK k, iw3.
I 1 ii 'L Tim- Omaha Sunday Be& E. ROSE WATER, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNINQ. TERMS OF Bt'l'SCRIKTlON. Dnily Hee (without Pun. Jay), On Year.M.flQ Dullr he and Sunday, Una Year , SOO Illustrated Bee, Unc tear, 2 0 BundnT Ke, One Year I.W fnlurrtay flea, one Ynr 1 W Twentieth Century Farmer, One Year.. 1.U0 DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Pally Bee (witnout Sunday), per copy to lally l'.ee (without Suniiy), per ween.. 12c Illr Hee (Including Hunilay), per week. 17c Sunday Bee, per ropy ba Fventng Bee (without Sunday), per week 8c Evening Bee (Including Sunday), per week lOo Complaints of Irregularities In delivery should be addressed to City Circulation De partment . OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. B.uth Omaha f.'lty Hall Building-. Twenty-fifth and IV I streets. Council Bin ffs ID l'enrl Street. Chicago 140 Unity Building. New York 2328 l'ark How Building. Washington 6il Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. 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Tsschiick, secretary of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn, ays that the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally Morning, Evening and Sunday Br printed during the month of October, 19' 3, was aa follows: 1 2S,MNI 17 sw.m:H 1 2,MW) g 2l.lt!t I S.T3 ' 19...... itt),HO 4 T,401 20 8O.8T0 JIH.TIO 21 80,200 t 2H.8WO 22..,.,... no,71M 1 23 3M.T1S S 28.T10, 24 !W,n 28 21MKIO 26.. ...31,1T(I 27 Sl.lfrJ 2 81, KM) 30,040 30... 40.BSO 31, 33,SH! 20,0.10 10 Jl 2i,RSO It 90,4.15 IS 2R,MO 14 SM,4MM IS SMJtnu It S,IM Total 032,020 Lacs unsold and returned copies.... 10,58 tfet total saJes.... tfiei.aua Not averags tales su.TStf GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before ma this 4th day of October, A. D., 1M. M. B. 11UNGATE. Even the good old Indian summer must come to an end with the advance of November. A brief supply of seasonable weather right now would be a welcome stimu lant to retail bus! neat. Why all this fuss about the young woman who eloped with a Chinaman? Isn't this still a free country? A study of the crop statistics of No bra ska leaves no room for doubt on the question whether up-to-date Intelligent farming pays. i The new Nebraska revenue law has gotten into the supreme court The chances are It will find It much harder to get out than to get in. After the American Tublic Health as sociation gets through with the sleeping car blanket it might with equal propriety tackle the hotel bed quilt Our old Nebraska friend, Consul Gen eral John Jenkins of San Salvador, is to be congratulated for taking his leave of absence at the right time. Prophet Dowie seems to have found his recent excursion Into the enemy's country as disappointing' as did an emi nent political prophet a, few years ago. That annexation talk in Canada ' is gradually subsiding. It will take more than one arbitration disappointment to Jar the Canadians loose from the colonial shelf of the British empire. it may be safely put down that those committee asHtgnments are not bother ing Speaker Cannon half so much as they are bothering the members of tho house, who all want to be provided with the best berths. The first of the legislative bribery cases in Missouri has run up against a hung jury. In the light of the acquittal of Jim Tillman by a Jury in South Caro lina, the public is not surprised at any flagrant miscarriage of Justice in these days. Governor Mickey in his Thanksgiving proclamation earnestly recommends the good people of this state to attend dl Ylne worship in their churches or family circles on the designated day. For some nnknown reason be falls to men tion foot ball as a substitute for church attendance. The chairman of the national commit tee who is to manage the next presiden tial campaign for the republicans will not be formally chosen until next June. That leaves plenty of time for specula tion among the political gosslpers and for the rise and fall of any number of ambitious statesmen in the mention list. Having .been acquitted of tho charge of exercising hypnotic powers over a client. Colonel Bryan still hankers after a vindication for his professional abili ties as the legal adviser in drawing the Bennett will. It is not so much the money he is after as a refutation of the Insinuation that he made a bungling Job of it when as a lawyer be ought to have known better. The harards assumed by the political forecaster are delightfully exemplified lu some of the New York weekly period icals which go to press several days before the dates they bear on their flag staffs. Harper's Weekly, Issued for No vember. 7, or four days after the election is over, gives a large amount of space to proiilmies on the mayoralty cam paign ga'iiered from various sources, and adds its own prognostication that "whichever candidate is elected his plu rality U not likely to be large.1,' In the next number the editor wlil le buy tolling how it happened, DEVELOP RKRRASKA'A RESOVHCES. NORTH. PLATTE. Neb., Nov. S.-To tha Editor of The Bee: Now that the political campaign Is over I would suggest that Ths Be. Inaugurate a campaign for the develop ment of ths resources of the state, and that In such a campaign let It not be for gotten that right here In Lincoln county, In the Platte valley, we have a district that will rival the famous Greeley dis trict In the production of sugar beets and alfalfa, and that all we need to make this district as productive as tha Greeley dis trict Is an equally numerous and Intelli gent farming population to utl'Jse the land. T. C. PATTERSON. The suggestion Is a good one and The Bee will be glad to second every legiti mate effort to develop Nebraska's re sources and build tip the state lu any part of it by the inauguration of new en terprises or the attraction of new popu lation. The expansion of the sugar beet industry Is one of the promising fields of Nebraska agriculture. Nebraska alone consumes many times the amount of sugar which is produced by the beet sngar factories already in operation, and thoro Is no good reason whatever why the home market should not be fully supplied by home production. Nebraska is essentially a food-producing state. We have built up a large meat packing industry at South Omaha which has been of untold benefit to the stock-raisers and stock-feeders who mar ket their cattle at this point. This In dustry, however, is capable of attaining much larger dimensions and Is sure to grow with tho utilization of the by products in subsidiary establishments. It devolves upon the farmers and stock men of the state to co-operate with tho captains of this great industry and con tribute tangible aid by giving the home market preference over its competitors. Of even greater importance to Ne braska Is its production of cereals after various degrees of transformation, which go to feed the world. The work of mill ing and transforming the wheat and corn and oats into prepared food prod ucts can be done Just as well in Ne braska as at eastern points. Omaha is now engaged in a vigorous campaign for the creation of a grain market that will hold a place in time with the cattle mar ket already established. With the grain market must necessarily come mills and factories that will consume a large part of the grain and give a steady home de mand to our own farming community. The creation of a home market at Omaha would not interfere in any un favorable way with the milling indus tries at interior points of the state, but if anything would help them in the long run. Every citizen of Nebraska inter ested in its growth and prosperity should be Interested In the success of this sig nificant project Let the campaign for the development of Nebraska's resources begin at once and never flag. - t SECRETARY BAr$ UTATEMERV The secretary of state has done well in promptly giving to the country a statement of the reasons which Impelled this government to take the .course it has in "fegard to Panama. Not only was there opportunity for misjudging the action of tho United States in the recognition of Panama as a de facto state, but the government was charged with having countenanced and fostered the revolutionary movement which if it were a fact would be a reproach to this nation of the gravest character. The essential point In the statement of Becretary Hay. is that the United States has a treaty obligation in regard to the Isthmus of Panama which it was bound to observe In the Interest of the world's commerce. Under this conven tion our government was required to preserve the neutrality of the Isthmus and maintain free transit across it This authority has been exercised on several occasions and under It naval vessels were ordered to Colon and Pan ama when the present revolution was proclaimed. There is no qnestion as to the action of our government in this respect being entirely proper and legiti mate. It was necessary both in com pliance with the treaty and for the safe guarding of American Interests. ' As the secretary of state says, the considera tions which controlled at the time the treaty was made have become more important In every year since and "our acquisition of Hawaii and the Philip pines has given them a greatly en hanced value. The control In the inter est of commerce and traffic of the whole civilised world of the means of undis turbed transit across the Isthmus of Panama has become of transcendant im portance to the United States." This is as fully realized by other governments as by our own. The secession of Panama and the or ganization of a new government there will not affect the treaty. The obliga tion of the United, States in regard to free transit on the isthmus remains. "As long as the isthmus endures," says Secretary Hay, "the great geographical fact keeps alive the solemn compact which binds the holders of the territory to grant us freedom of transit and binds us In return to safeguard for the isth mus and the world the exercise of that Inestimable privilege." Of course there Is not the least danger of the people of Panama not accepting the conditions of the treaty. They have already an nounced through their representatives In the provisional government that they do so and there will be no change from this, it can confidently be predicted, when the new state Is fully organized. They are Intensely" anxious that the canal shall be built, they know that it can be constructed only by the United States and they will put no obstacle in the way of the great enterprise being undertaken by this country. In regard to ths recognition of the Independence of Panama, Secretary Hay states that it has the warrant of all our precedents and principles. There was no opposition to the revolutionary movement The parent state did noth ing to repress or Interfere with it. It was effected without any conflict. The few Colombian troops sent to the isth- mua withdrew, except those that Joined J the revolutionists. In these circum stances our government was fully Jus tilled in recognizing the provisional gov ernmcnt and instructing our consuls to enter Into relations with it We do not believe that any trouble will grow out of this action on the part of our gov eminent but anticipate on the contrary that a permanent government will be peaceably established In Panama as soon as It is possible to do so and that It will be assured the protection and support of the United States. ANOTHER STATEHOOD TASOLE. There Is a new tangle In regard to the admission of the territories to statehood which it is apprehended may render the situation more perplexing than it has been. This Is due to an issue between New Mexico and Arizona. The former has practically concluded, says a Wash ington dispatch, that It will stand a much better chance for statehood by agreeing to the absorption of Arizona. This h.is caused indignation among the citizens of Arizona, who feel that they had better wait for years than consent to such a proposition. The delegate from New Mexico, who is now in Wash ington, has announced' that another statehood bill would be introduced for his territory and that while he would very much like to have New Mexico separately admitted, he would gladly ac cept the annexation of Arizona if he could get his bill through in no other way. That the people of Arizona will most vigorously oppose any such propo sition is certain and it Is quite probable that they will have the support of the democrats in congress. The effect of such a contest will very likely be to further postpone action' on the statehood question, though it is pos sible that there may be legislation for the admission of Oklahoma. It is stated that Speaker Cannon will be no more friendly to statehood than was his pre decessor, in which case the question Is pretty sure not to be acted upon at the coming session, since there is no reason to expect that the opposition In the sen ate will be less determined than In the last congress. It Is quite safe to predict that the statehood matter will not be disposed of until after the presidential election. the AOm or fame. Bearing upon the discussion of the age at Which men have accomplished sub stantial achievements that entitle them to recognition as factors in contem porary progress, statistics compiled In connection with the new edition of the handy, volume called "Who's Who in America," offers some Interesting Infor mation. We are becoming so accus tomed to hearing It said that the young men are the men who do things in tbeso twentieth century days that the Impres sion is too apt to prevail that experience gained only with age cuts no figure in lasting fame. Out of the 15,204 men mentioned in this biographical compendium 12,888 re sponded to Inquiries relating to their birth. Of course, all of these men are not to be termed famous, but all of them have done something to distinguish themselves above the common crowd. It turns out that of those whose biog raphies have been considered worth while printing only 146 are less than. 30 years of age and only 1,740 more are un der 40 years of age, as against over 11,- 000 who are upwards of 40 years. The editor calls attention to the fact that be cause the great majority of the men having biographical mention are per sons of mature age does not prove that they were not of prominence when they were much younger, many of them hav ing laid the foundation for their present positions by some notable work decades ago. , The fact remains that It takes time to acquire, build op and develop the facul ties that make for distinction In any line of trade or profession, and that the In fant prodigy is the rare exception to the rule. As the editor of this compilation aptly says, "The day of the young man is here, but the day of the mature man, even of the old man, is not past." the law fob police officers. Several Instances of comparatively re cent occurrence In Omaha la which po lice officers have been criticised for. re sorting too freely to the use of their fire arms In the apprehension of criminals give a local Interest to a decision just rendered by the supreme court of Penn sylvania, refusing to reopen a case In which a policeman was convicted for manslaughter. In this particular In stance a member of the police force in the town of Somerset 'fired a fatal bullet at a man whom he undertook to arrest for burglary when the latter refused to bait at the call to do so. ' The synopsis of the opinion gives it as the ruling of the court that an olllcer Is not bound to retreat when be is attacked or when a criminal resists him, but that he has no right to kill merely because the Individual whose arrest Is desired takes to his heels in an effort to escape. Commenting on the decision a writer, in an eastern paper says that there can be no question of the soundness of this In terpretation of the law, because to allow a police officer, or any peace officer, even with a warrant In bis possession, to shoot and kill the person sought to be arrested merely because be flees to avoid arrest would be to vest the officer with the right to Inflict the death penalty without trial of the accused or suspected party. It might be added that any other rule would leave It to the arbitrary whim of a police officer to shoot down defenseless people on mere suspicion that they were defying his authority and make the po lice officer a lawless autocrat with the Uvea of the whole community depending upon his pleasure. Policemen often have aggravated cases to deal with, but they should learn the lesson thoroughly that they are not themselves to commit crime under pretense of suppresdlng crime, and that the individual, even though subject to the penalties of the law, has rights which the officer of the law Is bound to respect lMroHTED COKTRACT LABOR. Forty Welsh miners Imported under contract by the Ellsworth Mining com pany of Pennsylvania have been ordered deported. They will be returned at the expense of the steamship company that brought them over, although presum ably the company was ignorant of tho fact that they were under contract to perform lnlor In this country. The guilty mining compuny escapes all pen alty for its offense against the law. In reference to this the Philadelphia Rec ord remarks that according to the act of congress corporations importing labor ers shall pay a fine of $1,000 In each case. "But of any intention to prosecute the Ellsworth company there is no evi dence. The only sufferers by the trans action are the deceived miners and the innocent transportation company. This manner of administering the contract la bor law Is well calculated to relieve Its violators of any apprehension of the con sequences." There Is no more important feature of the law than that which provides a pen alty for Importing contract labor and it ought to bo rigidly enforced. This mat ter is now in the hands of the commls sioner of the bureau of corporations In the Department of Commerce and we are not disposed to believe that he will neglect the duty which the law Imposes, The case of the Imported Welsh miners appears to be a peculiarly flagrant one and there seems to be no good reason why the mining company should not be prosecuted and made to bear Its Just share of punishment for a plain viola tion of the law, which there can be no doubt It was fully aware of when it con tracted with the alien labor. ILLITERATE IMMIGRANTS. Much Is said, by the antl-immlgratlon- ists, as to the great number of Illiter ates who come to this country, but as matter of fact when the children under 14 years of age are deducted the propor tion of Illiterates is not great. Thus out of 857,000 Immigrants who came to the United States in the steerage of ocean ships during the fiscal year ending with last June, only about 70,000 or 77,000 were settled Illiterates, or about 0 per cent This is only a little worse, ob serves the Cleveland Leader, than the showing made by the latest census among the residents of this country. xsor are the Immigrants of recent years the chief offenders in respect to illiteracy, says that paper. "Nearly 4,000,000 out of 6,180,000 Illiterates over the age of 10 years were native born. There are wide regions in this country in which the proportion of illiterates among the native born Is greater than it is among the immigrants of the last fiscal year. Recent immigrants are not so terribly initerato as they have been pictured. The country will not be swamped by their lack, of education." It would be well If those who profess so much alarm at the number of Illit erates Mho come to this country would look more closely into the facts. Word comes from one of the interior counties of the state that the new county commissioner law passed by the last Nebraska legislature may have to run the gauntlet of the courts through the refusal of an outgoing commis sioner to recognize its constitutionality and yield to his successor elected under Its provisions, which require a vote throughout the entire county Instead of by districts as formerly. The law affects all the counties that have been districted for representation in their county boards and Its rejection by the courts would probably make a notable difference in the control of the affairs of more than one county. It goes with out saying that the law Is to be con sidered good until declared void by com petent authority. If Spain does not want to participate in the Louisiana Purchase exposition because It Is an American enterprise, It Is at perfect liberty to refuse to do so. The Invitation, however, Is hardly a proper pretext for the attack upon the United States In the Spanish Parlia ment although many Spaniards may harbor a feeling of resentment growing out of the late Spanish-American war. If some one In our own congress should give a similar exhibition of spleen against Spain, we would soon have a formal protest According to the Financial Chronicle the net earnings of the American rail roads for the eight months previous to September show an increase of 14 per cent and the gross earnings an increase of 15 per cent If any other business could make an exhibit of profit equal to this it would consider Itself In remark ably fine condition and would hardly feel required to resort to retrenchment or the discharge of employes. It is not fair to put labor leaders gen erally into the Sam Parks class any more than It would be to put all the bankers Into the embezzler brigade be cause an occasional banker goes wrong. Give the honest and intelligent labor leader the same credit for sincerity as the enterpritdng employer so long as he Is engaged in working for the Improve ment of his own people. Lock Pleasaat, fleas. Portland Oregonlan. If Canada ever expects to become a part of tha United States it will have to gut good natured. This country declines to have relations with any country that grum bles and scolds as much as Canada, does. The Sleeping Car Blanket. Philadelphia Record. Tha sleeping car blanket would ba much less of a menace to health if the sheets were large enough to protect it from con tact with tha sleeper. Cheap as cotton cloth is, extraordinary economy Is prac ticed lu making sheets for sleeping cars and steamboats, and the blanket Is gener ally In contact with the face or the feat of the occupant of the berth. It the blan kets be washed only oi.ee in six mouths. it Is Imperative that ths sheets, which are presumably washed after each using, should contain three or four cents' worth mora of material. Hamper Crest of Wisdom. Indianapolis Journal. With Iowa mora heavily republican than ever, and Nebraska safe by a goodly plural ity, the corn belt appears to have coma back Into the fold without any reservt tlons. People out there have learned wis dom with prosperity. Minor Details Overlooked. Indianapolis News. A New Tork man who Is at tha head of a corporation capitalised at 1900,000.000 is under arrest for failure to pay his board bill. In these days of mammoth enter prises, however. It seems Inevitable that soma of the minor details of Ufa should be overlooked. Is Learning; Dasgfreait Baltimore American. Ths fact that In the Indian battle In Wyoming with a sheriff's posse one of ths Indian leaders waa a graduate of Carlisle school Is not a telling one In favor of the gratitude and patriotism of tha red man, On the whole, concerning tha education of the Indian, It la hardly what might be re garded as a reassuring tact Hot Like Mother Made. Philadelphia North American. Our butters and canned goods and Jams and jellies and beers and whiskies and wines, According to Prof. Wiley, are nearly all alumed and boraxed and glucosed until we don't really know whether we are sat Ing a sealskin sacque smothered In moth balls or a stone quarry a la Newburg, What Is tha self-respecting housewife to dot Who can be expected to contrive rasp berry tarta "like mother used to make1 from aniline dye and hayseed T Where Is the Individual who will rejoice in tha ver dancy of the tinned pea when ha knows Its emerald hue Is due to copper and tha mines In Montana shut down at that? Yonng Men of Today. Philadelphia Inquirer. The young men of today are too finicky too much given to self-analysis, too self pampering. Their shoes and neckties coet more each year than did the entire ward robe of their grandfathers. They feel a sense of degradation In small beginnings and plodding, and they wait for success ready made to come to them. There Is not a young man In the country who would imitate Ben Franklin and march through the streets munching a loaf of bread while looking for employment He dares not in' deed, because society has become also fin icky, and he would be arrested as a tramp, Tha young man of today wants capital. Trusts and combines and corporations dis tress him. He cannot be president of a bank or judge of a court the first week he la from school, and he feels, like the famous Ell Pussley, that he has "no chance." EXTRAVAGANCE AT FIJIERAW, Rot a Cheerful Babject, bat It Points Moral. Chicago Chronicle. Undoubtedly there la no mora useless. wasteful and foolish form of extravagance than that which takes the form of expen sive funerals. Tha expenditure of money for sllver-trlmmed coffins, long lines of carriages and other outward evidences of grief Is a form of ostentation which often taxes the resources of ths survivors and In many cases actually Impoverishes them. It la sometimes urged in defense of this kind of extravagance that It Is a manifes tation of affection and respect for ths de ceased. Tha plea Is un veracious In most cases. Mortuary profusion la, in moat in stances, prompted by an unworthy desire to be "as good as anybody else. It is a fear of neighborhood comment which im pels many a family of moderate clrcum stanoes to order a funeral suitable if suitable at an for a millionaire. Tha dread of , having someone sneer at a cheap funeral" has run Into debt peo ple who would otherwise be In comfort able circumstances. Terror of unchari table gossip has enriched ths undertakers and rendered otherwise sensible people abject alavea of a bad custom. It Is encouraging to note Instances of a revolt against this evil conventionality. Prof. Max Wright of Leland Stanford uni versity, who was buried at Grand Rapids, Mich., not long ago, left Instructions that he should be Interred In a plain pine box coating $2, and that the $200 which would ordinarily have been spent for his funeral ahould be distributed among the poor. Dr. Qlfford of Kokomo, In'd., provided in his will that he should be buried at night In a cheap coffin, with no attendant save tha undertaker. Cremation, which Is a comparatively inexpensive method of disposing of the human body, la increasing In favor. Many people are rebelling against tha foolish tradition which prescribes that tha rela tives of the dead must impoverish them selves In order to manifest their grief. It Is to be hoped that the movement will find adherents In increasing numbers. Tha trappings and the suits of woe are a rello of barbarism and when they be come an extravagance they should be abolished. HARD LICK AND HAHU SENSE. Retailing; m Tale of Woo Increases tbo Teller's Troubles. Saturday Evening Post One of tha keenest politicians that this country aver produced took a vacation and went to Europe. At the suggestion of friends whom be met in London ha decided to secure the services of that useful func tionary known aa a "man," a combination of valet and companion. He reduced the applicants to one, and was about to com plete the negotiations when the fortunate person began to tell him of his career, his ambitions, opportunities and misfortunes a genuine hard-luck . story. Tha politician listened tor a while and then suddenly -In terposed: "I find that I do not want you," and when pressed for his reason, added: "I never hire hard-luck people, especially the kind who talk about It" There seem to ba an Injustice In this, and there doubless Is. At the same time this politician was a judge of men or he would not have been a successful politician. Host persons who have achieved success are obliged to listen to hard-luck stories despite their efforts to avoid them. The main reason the modern merchant or man ager surrounds himself by an office guard, and protects himself by anterooms and swinging gates, la to escape callers who want to take up his time by narratives of tnelr mlafcrtunea. ' Every large center of population has Its army of hard-luck sufferers, and among them are men of education, man of posi tion, men who are almost but not quite, strong enough to reach success. Their point of view Is out of compass; their bearings are wrong: their attitude Is that some one who has succeeded must make amends for their own shortcomings. Theaa unfortunates are probably the most hopeleas persons In the world hopeless not so much In their own Ideas as In the possi bilities of their reformation. When a man places his own Inadequacy on 111 luck he la not worth anything to anybody-snot even to hlmaelf. Luck Is the tide, nothing more. The strong man rows with It If It makes toward his port. He rows against It If It flows the other way. Fair or foul, flood or ebb. he rows. And the world has very little time to waste on the man who complains that tha tide did not turn at every bend to suit elm. SECT LA R SHOTS AT TUB PI I.PIT. Fhllsdelphla Inquirer: It Is said that of tha fifty-six recruits who represented Dowle's total result In New York not mora than a dosen belonged to the city, the oth ers being from the ranks of tha Dowleltes themselves. One moral may be that a red-hot religious campaign In the midst of a white hot political one doea not pay. Philadelphia Press: Bnllington Booth waa not permitted to take any part In the funeral program concerning the remains of hta sister, Mrs. Booth-Tucker. This was by order of those representing General Booth In London. He believes In a dea potlo sway Ilka that of Dowie, and does not forgive his son for establishing a more liberal order known as the Volunteers of America. It means that there will ba no reconciliation. Springfield Republican: Commissioner Eva Booth of Canada will not succeed her sister, Mrs. Booth-Tucker, as consul, for It seems that aa consul aha was "co-equal with her husband by virtue of being the wife of tha commander. Of course, no woman not his wife can assume the office of consul so long as he la alive." Mr. Booth-Tucker remains commissioner, then,' and there Is no consul tha word seems to have acquired a new meaning In Salvation Army parlance. PERSONAL AJSD OTHERWISE!. As a matter of fact Ann doesn't know her own age, exoept by hearsay. Twelve million dollars In sight would start a revolution In more conservative spots than Panama. Affairs on tha neck of tha western hemi sphere tend to show that Senator Morgan has a speech coming. Observant girls who watch foot ball con tests may obtain valuable pointers for use in tha Christmas rush. When a Chicago kiss draws a verdict for (25,000 It la safe to conoluda that tha period of Inflated values baa not passed. The most remarkable phenomena of tha waning year la tho discovery of spots on tha sun, and no reporter on the spot Tammany not only hogged the offices, but won nearly a million dollars from tha fuslonlsts. That comes pretty near rub bing It In, A 'learned Chicago professor says ths earth Is good for 100,000,000 more years. That affords ample time for tha building of urban trolley lines. "8t!k socks," says the lata Mr. Dovery, referring to his former chum, Charley Mur phy, "don't always mean that a man has no corns on his morals," Out of their superabundant kindness, re publicans express a willingness to provide padded cells for "our friends, ths enemy," who bet on Johnson carrying Ohio. Tha Solomons of the Massachusetts Su preme court decide that It Is unlawful for a man to get drunk In his own home. It Is also mors dangerous In cases where the "dear wife" gets busy. Another Solomon has arisen on the bench of Wisconsin. He holds that a woman's escort Is Justified In resenting the Insults of a masher, oven to tha extent of kicking soma sense - Into the masher's head. May his tribe increase. Colonel Watterson shows admirable self restraint concerning events at the Isth mus. The Courier-Journal continues on a peace footing, and the only revolution In sight is In the press room. Meanwhile tha "gray wolves" are coming out of tall timber. Republican spellbmders of a generation ago,- who pounded Cobdenlsm Into ths earth, may now enjoy the spectacle of Britishers larruping their favorite off spring. Equally amualng Is tha Indiffer ence of democrats, '.who on former ooca- The costume that will add most to the charm of a woman's figure must have for its foundation a New Model J. B. Corset. . JOSEPH BEGKEL 434, 436, 433 Dewey & Stone 1115-1117 FAUNAM STREET T''- tWm ft It CHINA CASES Square China Case, quartered oak, $11.75. China Case, bent glass ends, polished quartered oak, 117.00. China Case, bent g'aaa ends and door, made of selected quartered oak, polished, 13.00. Laj-ga lino of new dealgna at 1-1 00, $27.60, $30.00, $21.00, $.00, 13) 00 and higher. The above line of Buffets and and exceedingly cheap. t ' m MM SEaT DEWEY & STONE FURNITURE CO., " 1115-1117 Fartiam Street. si on cried out In angi "Save me child!" It la evident from th returns that Dowle's "restoration host did not make' much of an Impression New Tork. Tammany worked both aid of tha street and camped In tho middle. DOMKSTIO n,BASnUES. Qulckstepf' 'Yes. constructively." "I don't understand." "She knows aha can bar whenever she will say tha word," Chlgo Tribune. Newcastle Was there ai romance connected with your engagme? Ingertleld Romancer I proiwd to her at :46 and she accepted me reclaelr at :16. Detroit i'reo Prose. Wife Wasn't that Mr. Ousxlero passed? He seemed rather preoccupied. Husband He looked to me rhat you mlKht be called "occupied." Wife Occupied? How do you ran? Husband i'ull.Phlladslphla Pie. 'Prisoner, why did you etrike ta man?" if you please, your honor, hi came to me suddenly and aald, 'How old Ann? " well, what hurt did that do' "Why, you see, your honor, Ann Is m wife." Cleveland Plain Daalar. "Mre. Van Tassel Is going to bbla In Stocks." l!Je"' he should make an Ideal iroker," Vhy so?" "Because she Is married and Mia of the other brokers would dare aquae her." Bt. Louis Post Dispatch. "What's that you're reading?" ' 'It's called 'A Model Man' and Ithlnk It's awfully stupid." "Tea, the model man generally ii par ticularly after has married.'' Clcago Post. Tess He proposed to ma today at ha was so Impatient. He wanted me to larry him right away. But I waa not be hurried. , T Jess So you put him off, eh? Tess Yes, Indeed. I told him he'd tave to wait until tomorrow, PhUadejhla Press. "When you pucker your lips that w.y," says the billiardlst to hie sweetheart, ' Is my cue for a kiss." , "Is It?" she smiles. "Well, I don't esc in many you take." For she had not yet learned tho addi tional Interest that may ba given ,he game by tho establishment of a balk-be. Judge THE COST Or LI VINO. Bismarck Tribune. , (Statisticians say the cost of living Is creasing. Dally paper.) What la tho coat of living? The nrlce of bread and a bone? Tho thirst of the parched lips for drlnl Ana me cry lor rooa alone r Masters of fact and fl auras. Yo who have writ the scroll, 1 Count ye tbo cost as a huckster's esargi wiw never a mougm ot aovur To with tho bloodless story Of flarura and fact arrayed. Heard ye no tale of the mother's pain On the bed where the child la Ye tell or the cost or living Took ye no thought on It: The anguished price that a mother ays ana uie patience innniiei , What is tho coet of living? 1 Saw ya no blind and lama? 1 Heard ye no cry of a soul's despair! Saw ye no blush of shame? 1 Met ye no disappointed? I Dried ye no tearful eye, That wept o'er the clay of an tdoi, dou,' tre me sun was noonaay nignr What Is tho cost of living? Heard ya of none who died High on a cross of shsttered hopes And longings unsatisfied? Ssw ye no slaves, unwilling. Heard va no bitter cry . Of men accursed with ths taint of sin, r earing to live or oiei What Is the cost of living? All of our toll and tears. All of our doubts and sorrows, AH of our woes and fears, Grim and with greed unceasing, Life for his debt claims pay, Never the sum decreasing, Now, or aver, or aye. E D 'O 4 The Corset of Today is the most up-to-date example of the Corset Maker's Art that America has vet produced. The New Models are sufficiently varied to exactly fit t the form of every woman and are sold by leading dealers at $1.00 to 110.00. & CO,, Makers Broadway, N. Y. Furniture Co. Buffets and China Cases Special line of new patterns in China Cases and Buffets, beautifully made and finished with and without mirror backs, in all sizes, at very low prices for this week. BUFFETS Buffet of selected quartered ak, large pattern plato mirror, finely finished, $34. CO. Buffo made of the finest quarto rod oak, i full swell front, extra largo pattern plato mirror full length of top, heavy French legs, at $43.00. Others at I2S.0Q, tXiOQ, $41 SO, fH.00, $60.00, $61.00, $7X00 and higher. China Cases is especially good