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THE OMAHA DAILY RKK: TUESDAY, MaV 3. 1004.
Tim omaiia Daily Dee. E. B03EWATER. EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. Titnuii nr ri-escRIPTION. Dally Ree twithout Sunday). Or Yer..$4.w I tj,B ju(ig necessary a Nitrated j.Bon"Vpr"V?.r''."".'' j w President Roosevelt ha. rVindaj 1 00 MMStnsbT Afro LtaisLATioa. mary have only until Tuesday, May . The constitution of the United States to appear before the city clerk and take require that the president shall from lout the necessary documents. This in- tlme.to time give congress Information I eludes, besides those already registered of the state of the union and recommend I who have removed from one ward to to consideration such measure as be I another since the lust registration day. nd expedient, all those mho have acquired n legnl compiled with I residence or become of legal voting age, day Bee, one rear .. Twentieth century Farmer, On Year.. Luo democrats In congrese have charged him the last registration day DELIVERED BT CARRIER. Pally F (without Sunday), per ropy., tc Pally T wUhout Sunday), per week. .12c Dally Be finclodlna Sunday), per w..wo Sunday Bee. pr copy 5 Kvenlng (without Sunday). per o j f I mis lunntiflie Ul uie ursnuii; iiw,.uui ur inRru uaiuiuuzuiiuu ync piihc If you belong with going beyond H and Interfering to any one of these classes be sure to with the legislative business of congress, call at the city clerk's nfflce at once This charge was made by Senator Oor- with the proper vouchers or you will be man on the lust day of the session in unable to cast a vote In the primaries next week. Evening B (Including Sunday), per 1 of m(MniMlon of the appr0. Complaints of irregularity In de ivery priatlons and undoubtedly was Intended should h addressed to City Circulation , . Department, 'or campaign use. as a part of a plan or Omahe-Th Bf ""ng personal attack on the president which 8outhrmah cty HeiiBuildini, Twen- it is evident the democratic leaders con- ty-flfth and M Streets. Cfgnr1 Bluffs 10 Pearl Street. Chicago 1W Unity Building. York $32 Park Row Building. Washington 401 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. template. '. Replying to the charge, Senator Al- VHOisa gciPocirr. Notwithstanding eomedlacouraglng ex perience the advocates of reciprocity with Canada are still active and hopeful. They have secured thousands of slgna- drlch said he bad served In the senate tures to petitions In Massachusetts ask- ha haa been a member of that body I in g the Boston Chamber of Commerce Orrnimunleattons relating to news and efll- .,anvith fly. or six dlf- to undertake an agitation for reclDroclty natter should t aoaressea: uratni "' I erent presidents. Including a democratic I generally, but particularly with Canada, torlal mi Be, Editorial Department. .. w m2T.. T7H. ' , . i M,, president for two terms, and he liad and a few days ago the New York payable t The Bee publishing company, never known a president of the United Board of Trade Adopted a report of one m. f lt&J&rZE on States, not excepting Mr. Cleveland, who of Its committees favoring the recover Omaha or eastern exchange, not septed. 1 interfered less with the legislative bust-1 lng of the High Joint commission for " ness of the congress or with the action the purpose of negotiating a new reelp statement Of circulation. ot the house or the senate than the rocal treaty with the Dominion. It was ore B T7surk?ll5?e,tMyUSf V.Bee present Incumbent of that office. "I declared to be the sentiment of the Publishing company, being duly "worn, know. of no ca8 gal)j the nhode Island board that the political, financial and says that the actual number of full and ..... , . , , , . lt rompiet eopiea of The Daily, Morning, senator, "where he has undertaken to commercial relations of the two coun- SonVhVprti.. wPm follow.'" 'h' dictate what our policy or what our leg- tries "demand for their furtherance and 14 . isiatlon should be, and I cannot say that perpetuation the establishment of sucn jj 8A10U I ' anotner President within my recollec- a treaty, and that its negotiations should ,t 89,fMM I tion. This talk about the usurpations I be approached in a spirit of liberal rec- so se.Bsn I of the president and his attempts to con-1 ognltlon of the mutual benefits which jj tro' legislation or the congress Is non- should follow its ratification -j"' soonu I wnw and nobody knows it better than I While such expressions are being 1 SHMMO j ao.ifto t M.MM 4 , 80,180 I HO.JMM1 C HOJITO 7 IWVWO S. JsnlHIO ao.ioo IS 7,10 li ao.eoo it , ao.oao 11 82.040 H ao,iw It 80.R70 bowo docs the senator from Maryland." I made here. It Is interesting to note that immmu The slmnla truth Is that President there la no resnonsn to them eomlnir Roosevelt has merely performed his con- from Canada. The government and stitutlonal duty In recommending such people of the Dominion appear to have legislation as he Judged to be necessary I settled down to a state of complete in and expedient and if In aorao instances difference in regard to the question of be has urged the adoption of such legis-1 closer trade relations. Whereas not latlon be was entirely within the ex ecu-1 many months ago Canadian statesmen Net total sales 8o,UM .tlve prerogative. It Is not Interference and newspapers were constantly talking Net average sales ,S3 th tho legislative business of congress reciprocity, now they are silent and the 24 25. M e40 n bomo 28 2W.WMO 29 H0.120 so si,mI Total . 8,OBO jemu unsold and returned copies.... B.KH Subacrlbed In my presence and sworn to before m this 2d day of May, A. D. 1904. (Seal) II. B. HITNOATE, Notary Publlo. for the president to endeavor to impress subject seems to no longer possess any upon senators and representatives his interest for them. If they are really as views of what should be done for the Indifferent as they appear to be there Is public interest and welfare. There Is small chance of the movement here In Nebraska's seml-centennlal celebration I no dictation when the president calls behalf of reciprocity making any Ira- wlll be a notable event because It com-1 imo conierence members or congress presBion upon them and if it should memoratea a notable event nno ""ru mem as ro wnar ne oeiieves serve 10 revive tneir inrerest in tne mat to be necessary in the way of legtsla- ter the Canadians will probably feel Veterans of the American civil war tion. Rather Is It his Imperative duty encouraged to offer even fewer con are respectfully requested to forget their to so advise congress, for the require- cessions ( than formerly. Meanwhile experiences while the cables are carry- ment of the constitution that he shall American trade with the Dominion con- lng tales of "great battles" In which 800 recommend legislation unquestionably tlnues on a very satisfactory scale, with persons are killed. carries with It the privilege of exerting the balance very much in our favor. executive influence for Its adnntlnn Ti -M it a . m it v. t .iv I w DelorB U1 eDU 01 lua D,onul aieui- Every oresident haa exercised this ortv. -OROABIZATIOSS" aXD "UaCHISKS, wu"- Wl" uuw llesre and SO far aa we are awnro H haa Th annroarh nt th nrellmlnarv eon rest in dancing pumps, or will continue never Mon been qusUoned or com- tests to the coming national campaign to ba confined to the dissipation of plalned of. No president ever employed Is heralded hereabouta, as usual, with a it more freely than Cleveland, who car- revival of talk about "machine" and tied It nearer to the point of dictation "antl-machlne," the idea being cultivated than perhaps any other since Jackson, by certain ambitious statesmen' that It was exercised by Harrison and by these words are terms to conjure with. McKlnley. It will continue to be used The whole question of party organlza- by presidents who hava good reasons for tion is pretty well summed up in a nut- thelr( recommendations to congress and I shell in an article which appeared In the feel assured of the necessity and ex- Chicago Chronicle last week explaining pedlency of the measures recommended. I lucidly "the difference between a "ma The charge of usurpation directed chine" and an "organization." The church festival lemonade. In the light ot the pynchebaun de cision by the supreme court a man is In better condition to stay in America If he escapes from an English prison than If he comes before conviction. Later dispatches Indicate that Con gressman Smith's second sight was not entirely at fault in nlckina "TTnnla Jaa' Cannon for first place on the national aa,Dllt Prudent Roosevelt is, as Sena- Chronicle, which, by the way. la a paper ticket. It simply made a mistake as to -iancn oeciarea, nonsense. There of Independent democratic proclivities. the place. engniesi xounaanon ror it. 1 says luoeo who mine n cue no specmc act When ha has Its support and favor the Only nine theaters have been closed I r circumstance in support of the candidate speaks of it most respectfully aa In New York because of failure to com- charge, as certainly they would do if th party organixation." When he ceases . .v.- v..... , h frnw r.t -rv- a . to lu support he at once begins to i, w """" cuuc,u'w designate it as "tha macb.ine"-quaUfylng Speaks volumes either for the law-abid- flnd wsrrant for it In the pension order the epithet with such reprobative adjectives lng qualities ot the New York theater changing the age of disability, only to he finds handy. Yet he invariably pro. nwnera ni for tha larltv nt tha lan-a discover that there wn ilAmruTitlA r. ceeds to erect an "organization" of his cedent for this action, Bcotts Bluffs county Is preparing an Interesting subject, for the republican state convention. It has two county or- who refuses to enter the lists under such eminently fair conditions simply admits openly that he cannot get the most votes, but depends upon the barter of delegates In convention to land him In ft nomination. United States District Attorney Orlgsby of Alaska seems to have fol lowed the lead of Benator Burton in saying thHt he took money from a cor poration while an officer of the United States, but that It was as an attorney. But his plea met at Washington the same fate as that of Burton at St. Louis, and he Is no longer an officer of the government. The act of congress Increasing the pey of rural mail delivery carriers from $fl0 to $720 a year is already operating as a stimulus to applications tor rural mall routes. Hitherto It has frequently been Impossible to get any one to carry tho mall on the rural mall routes, whereas now the prospect Is good for fierce com petition. The fusionlsts who are making so much noise about railroad assessments Just now forgot to say anything when the assessments were made by boards of equalization composed of fusion state officers. But. while that ought to estop them, it can afford ro excuse for failure on the pnrt of republican assessment boards to do their full duty. Bouquet for fongrm. Baltimore American. It is not exaggeration to say that the first session of the present congress may safely challenge comparison with Its pre- defensors by Its enlightened conservatism and practical services to the country. Wliy Tell the Truth! Wnshlnton Star. Mr. Bryan is Justly regarded with appre henslon by his fellow democrats. When a man announces that he Is going to tell the truth, it usually means that he la tends to make himself disagreeable. American Architecture. Report of Moseley Commission. Borne of the private houses of settled and cultured peoplo in Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington are as good as our best. One of the most refined and dignified of our great homes Is the White House. Compared with the tawdry, op presslve glitter and real vulgarity of some of our palaces the White House is a model of what a home for the president of a great people sh:u!d be. Tribute to n "Sky Pilot." New York Tribune. Father Oleeson. chaplain of the battle ship Missouri, by his conduct at the time of the disaster In tha face of what teemed certain death, has furnished an Illustra tion of the kind of heroism Mr. Carnegie designed to reward by his fund and medals for heroes. The commander and men of the battleshfx vie In commending tha chap lain, who will b. gladly welcomed here after on board any American battleship as a "sky pilot" of the class that commands profound respect and admiration. Does Sugar Destroy Teeth.? . Medical Talk. There is a prevalent notion that if ehll dren are allowed to eat sugar . they will have bad teeth a a consequence. There la no foundation whatever for such a no tion. The negroes Of the West Indies are excessive consumers of sweets. They eat an enormous amount - of sugarcane. Mo lasses and raw sugar: Yet these people have particularly' fine teeth. Whatever other Injuries sugar may be capable of doing to the human rystem, it Is very cer tain that It does not do any Injury to the teeth, either In old or young persons. A SR1PPISO COMMISSIVE. One of the last things done by con- ganlsaUona, each of which has issued a I gress before adjournment waa the au call for a convention, and no state Issues thorizatlon of a commission to invest!- b made the instrument for furthering bad ownf which his opponents In their turn always term h is v "machine." It Is a mere difference in nomenclature. The thing It self Is the same. Tha thing Itself, moreover. Is a necessity of politics. In other words, the "machine" is politics systematized. If tha "machine" seem to be at stake. The Daughters of the Revolution now In session In Boston have not, appa rently, Inherited the same deee of an- gate and report upon a method for build ing up the merchant marine. The com mission consists ot five senators and five representatives and It Is noted that while the three senate republican mem- policies or for advancing the candidacy of unworthy men it Is a bad "machine." If it be used to advance the publlo welfare and to elect good officers It Is a good "ma- china" But, good or bad. It Is a necessity of politics and It will last as long aa ...... 1 I. 1 1 a. a it . 1 crsua. ...gerencx wuica aciuaies me bers Bre advocates of subsidy and the pontic lasts. members Of tne society Which met In two democrat! - ...... This Is only another way ot saying that -h.k .,.-. '. organisation is necessary 10 ia. n.u. a'"" IU OUW lnv mnvm.nt Involving numbers of men. Perils of I. on a; Tralus. Ban Francisco Chronicle. Richard Mansfield's protest against women wearing long trains to the theater Is sensible, and it Is to be hoped that it will be recognized. The train is a very great nuisance in entering and In leaving the theater, and In case of any panic it puts premium on disaster. It may also be added that it creates dust, and as all theaters abound In dust, anything which adds to this evil should be abolished. Probably in few years the long train will be regarded as the picture hat would be today; yet It s only a short time ago that one waa com pelled to get occasional glimpses of the tage from behind a hat aa large as bicycle wheel. ' Washington last week. I mamtuM n h. MAmn.lualn - A .L I .... .... . . . . . w. Mmw .mu nnt ,,. I "- vviuuiiooiuu ore iiui iuua 1 to assert mat a political pany cyuiu urn May flay bas not brought the number I ..... nrx . .. , ,. K.,r . ,, ...nhin." tt ?7 , , n Pv n r"J nt subsidy and one of the wou,d b" M ab"urd " t0 declRre that " that day In former years, but there are till enough to show that the problem of the relations .between capital and labor la one yet to be settled.' democrats being inclined to favor that policy. The Intention is that the commission shall make a comprehensive investlga- army could accomplish anything without organization, discipline and leadership. While the Chronicle evidently speaks about democratic machines and demo cratic organizations as they exist In It Omaha can avoid serious strikes In the building trades this year and next it will witness a building boom un equaled In the history of the city. Amicable relations between employers and employes are worth striving for. itlon and as the matter Is recognized as Chicago, these remarks are not confined vummanuing importance wis win un- ,n thelr appiication to any particular doubtedly be done, though no great con- nart- n. tn n.rt!oiilair locality. Tb j fldence can be felt In the result. The man who talkB about Bmashlng a ma fact is that this question of building Lhlm .lmnr trvina to DUt another u . n D" Den 80 machine In lta place. ea.uauHu.re17 discussed ror more tnan a Ona of the old estahliahpd r.nn. f 4u"r " cemury mar ll is aimcult to Kr.Sptr Allen insists that he la out taxation la never to tax anything at a eevwbat new "ht cai b thrown upon of active polltlca and does not wish to rate that will drive It away. That Is till a srnod rule to follow, hut inhlut alwara to the rule of uniformity that ,,vop of anT PIan n sug- Lver. oucht not to prevent Nebraska forbids discrimination between taxpay- 8 t""'uuu' wno na ven at- trom claiming repreaentatlon among th era similarly situated. lu matter is aware or the populist standard ' bearere. Nebraska our nre roreign com- ha. mor. rjonullst oatriota to the aauare German socialists have discovered m"rce now carried on In foreign ships, mlie than any other state in the union that Germany's neutrality In the present tnat we are absolutely dependent upon .n,i thev cannot afford to be ranked as war stops short of where It will injure European ahlp owners, who take from je,s willing to sacrifice themselvesv to German trade. The fact that Russia is thu country annually In freight chargea, good 0f their party. Some -one buying submarine boats with German " rly as can be estimated not less iureiy has the call for the Nebraska labels on them would Indicate that tb,n $150,000,000. It Is also very gen- delegation to the Springfield convention, Japan may do the same If It only has rr""' reamea mai mis places our but n. j, ,iow jn waking up to it tha price. manuracturera at . a disadvantage In I competition with those of Europe In Chicago la making a great effort to It Is quite plain that the officers who neutral markets, since foreign shipping have stop-over privileges accorded on all wear to the schedules or railroad prop- Interests naturally favor the exporters In railroad excursion tickets Issued to St rty In Nebraska filed with the state their own countries. An American mer-1 touts fair visitors. It might not be a board ot assessment are not the same chant marine would powerfully aid In bad Idea for Omaha to get a line out for officers who make 'the returns embodied the extension of our commerce, which like concessions, at least on all rail- in the annual reports to the stockholdx lis the most imports nt thing to be con-1 roads that enter St. Louis from the era which serve as a guide for stock sidered if we are to continue Industrial west that have connections or branches market quotations. I development It is apparent therefore, I Into this city. The more people who can that the question is a moat lmnortant I be brought to view Omaha and observe Tba name of the man commanding the on. ,nd ,Dould be considered in both a Its prosperous condition the mora people Russian squadron at laaivostok is, ap- practical and patriotic anirir Th.r. we will have tat created In our city and parently, more Illusive than a Russian p,,, DO reasonable objection, of the better chance of appealing te them ictory. At we Beginning or me r Mum, ln nVftti(ition br 1 commit- 11 lacomtn or InTNton. els name was announcea as iesen, ,lol, Dut ,iready remarked the I. .When the first news of bis departure I Httlat reason to expect any conclusive re- Tner" ,B nothing to stop any repub , from port waa sent out the ships were tut from ,inc there see ma to h Mean In this district who has congres- commsnded by Vesen; the Japanese nothing new to be learned on the sub- lon1 P'rtlons from putting bis name transport was suck by Yessen and be I tect, I en the official primary ballot for a rote returned to bis borne port as Jeszen. i 1 lot preference of Douglas county repub- . Such TSiiety Is confusing to Russophlles, I Republicans entitled to be specially I Means and the man who gets the highest as tt la bard to bring off a cheer unless I registered or to take out certificates of I vote will get the support of the delega- cartaln (or whom to shout WHAT IS "GOOD" LIGHT MTJSICf d.estto. Prr.al.ftT for An. war I. School Circles. Chicago Inter Ocean. The Indiana Teachers' association has declared against rag time muslo In the high schools and has Induced Stat Bu perlntendent Cotton to agree with it that the study of good muslo Is as essential 1 the study of good literature. A committee of the association re ommends that nothing but muslo that esteemed classical ehall be sung by ti.. teachers and students, and gives Haydn' The Heavens Are Telling" ss an exam Die. Then, ss if to show that It Is not lnolined to be unreasonable, the commit tee says that light muslo will not be op posed. If It Is good. This is the difficulty. There is any amount of good music that Is very light and any amount of light music that Is very good, but there is also any amount of very good light muslo which might be regarded as objectionable from an educa tional point of view, because of Its ante cedents and associations, as there Is any amount of bad heavy muslo which has nothing but Its own respectability to rec ommend It. The Indiana Teachers' association should be more specific. The safer way would be to name a very good light muslo tha shall be permissible In the high schoola Otherwise teachers and pupils alike may fall into error. They will not know ho good the light music must be to be up to the association's standard of goodness; nor how heavy it must be to tie down to th. association's Standard of lightneas. One question at least that must be an swered is. Khali Its goodness be measure by Its popularity, or will the fact that H Is whistled, hummed and sung on every band, by good people and by people who are not so good, regardless of Its anteced ents and associations, be sufficient to ostra cise It from the Indiana high schools? ARMY GOSSIP IS WASHISGTOI. altera of General Interest Gleaned front th Army Xary Realater. A general order is In courae of prepara tion by the general staff of the army re lating to the eyatem of military Instruc tion. That snibjert has been under dis union In the general staff for some weeks nd the conclusion sppears to be thst the course of Instruction at various schools may he simplified. There Is a very well defined notion among some of the army authorities thst the officers of the service are destined to get altogether too much schooling and that at the rate military Instruction Is being Imposed upon the com missioned personnel there will be very lit tle left for officers to do except study. It seems to be something like a menace that tt.e training of officers will become much too theoretical and It Is understood that the provision for the general order row about to be Issued takes into consideration the practical education to whlcrt the officer must be subjected. The new army law provides for the In- crease of post quartermaster sergeants from ISO to 800. The appointments will be made about July 1, at which time there wilt be examinations of those who have reached tha position of sergeant and who have had more than four years' service in the army and who make application to the military secretary of the army. The quartermaster general will only recommend the examination of such sergeants whose letters of application and commendation indicate experience and clerical ability of the candidate. An Important provision of the new army law Is that which gives contract surgeons of the army who are in charge of hospt tals the same authority as Is exercised by commissioned officers of the medical depart ment. There has always been more or less question Just where the authority of the contract surgeon began and ended. When that officer is in charge of a hospital the scope and character of his duty are now definitely atated. Congress adjourned on Thursday without senatorial confirmation of the appointment of Colonel A. L. Mills (captain First cav- lry). IT. 8. A., ss a brigadier general despite the recommendation of the senate military committee in favor of that ab normal promotion. The result was noth lng more than might have beenr expected In consideration of all the proprieties which govern the case. The opposition to the appointment within the senate was not personal, of course, and the fact that there was no rejection of the nomination shows the officer's splendid record counted for something enough to permit the presl dent to make a recese appointment In his case and enable him to draw the pay of the grade to which undobtedly he will ultimately succeed. About tha only thing which may be offered by the president In defense of his recess appointment of Colonel Mills to a brigadier generalcy Is that It Is no worse than seven or eight other appointments made to the same grade, an argument which might success fully prevail to continue Indefinitely the demoralising practice of promoting cap tains to the grade of brigadier general. The following named candidates from the army for appointment ss second lieuten ants have passed their preliminary ex amination and will be ordered to Fort Leavenworth for final examination: Charles B. Martin, private, troop F, Fifteenth cav alry; John W. Downer, sergeant. Thir teenth company, coast artillery; Benjamin B. McCroskey, first sergeant, troop B, Flf teenth cavalry; Forest E. Overholser, mas ter electrician, U. 8. A.; John B. De Lan- sey, sergeant, signal corps; ' George C. Powell;-1 private, troop F. Fifteenth cav. airy; John Potts, corporal, troop B, Third cavalry, and Bertrand A. Ilouser, cor poral, troop K, Third cavalry. The name of a successful candidate wrongly printed last week was that of H. H. Blssell, ser geant. Forty-eighth company, coast artil lery, of Fort Hancock, N. T. It has been decided by the War depart ment that service In the army aa an en listed man need not be continuous in order to hve 11 count to credit of a soldier who desires to purchase his discharge, This Is an Important .decision to many enlisted men who have served previous terms of enlistment which hsve not been continuous and which are now to be con sidered in determining he period of service. PERSONAL NOTES. mi. Cream B akrnnig t ' ( ' 1 Good Health depends upon the food you eat Adds to the healthfulness of all risen flour-foods, while it nukes the food lighter, sweeter, finer Cavorcd, more delicious. Exercise care in purchasing baking; powder to see that you get Dr. Price's which makes the food more wholesome and at the same time more palatable. sHuoa ssisa rewois eex Hieaao, Mort. Thsre are many mlatsrea, tn4 la imitation ot baking powder, watch tb prudent will avoid. They are lower la eric than cream of tartar sow a.ra, but they are made from alnm. aad at aaagsrea t as la io4 NATIONAL EXrESDITTRES. in removal for Ue coming, reputlkaa pri-1 Uoa from this count. The candidate " RAZZLE 1 1 Dave HiU is too wise a bird to hire a hall. It costs $5,000,000 to build a battleship and It only costs about $6iX to destroy one Richard Bullock Seawell, the oldest na tive born resident ot Raleigh, N. C, died few days ago. The pall bearers at his funeral were six of his former slaves. Eleven cities and towns In Maine Intend to celebrate this summer their one hun dred and fiftieth anniversary. Most of them will do so In Old Horn week, August 14 to tO. The latest American recipient of honors from th French government Is Charles Holman Black of New York, who has Just been named by President Loubet an officer of the academy. Senator Clark of Montana Is a very sick man and Is seeking at bom and abroad means to check th advano of the grim reaper. Th senator Is a millionaire on hundred time over. H has th price. Who has th remedy T When tyrants are driven to th last ditch they Invariably surrender and sav their heads. New York's Board of Educa tion, having been routed in th courts, has repealed the rule dismissing teachers for marrying. Liberty, hail and hurrah I These are great days for heroes. A Jap anea officer, killed In action, has been cre ated a war god, and survivors of Russia's riddled war ships are being hugged and kissed by th women at home. Bom va garies of humanity ar truly "killing." Hugo Oorllts, who used to manage Paderewskl, announces that he has discov ered two Viennese girls, aged respectively U and 14, now studying In LelpaJg, who have not only remarkable gifts for mualo, but ar already sufficiently progressed to be able to appear In public Ex-fipeaker D. B. Henderson has arranged to return to his old home In Pubuque, la., from New York City. Since his resigns tion from congress, three years ago, he has received a large salary as attorney for one of the big corporations of .the ast. but he now elects to leave It. Captain James Hall, one of the best known old tlm American sea captains, who figured as a hero in Richard II. Dana's book, "Two Years Before th Mast," died at East Bralntree, Mass., last week at ths age of 91 years. Captain Hall waa second mate and then first mate of th vessel on which Dana sailed around th Horn to California, and later commanded a big mer chantman in the China and the East Indlaa trad. Tb Rsv. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, chaplain of th United States senate. vocate old age pensions tn Massachusetts of (100 each. Evary on of th old man for whom such pension are aakd, he says. has paid Into th Stat treasury or that ef en of Its towns his poll tax sine he was elghta yare of ag. Asa any of your life Insuraao frUnda. he adda, to tell us how nsuoa two dollars paid annually for sixty years, with compound Interest part ef It at th laurest cat el UtO com te in l0t Per Capita Cost of Government Various Coantrlea. Philadelphia Publlo Ledger. A statement Just issued by the federal Department of Commerce and lJbor, giv ing the revenues, expenditures snd popula tion of all nations fof the latest available year, shows that the burden of government rests lightly on the United States. It op- pears from this statement that the per capita of national expenditure is less In the United States than In any other Important country, with the exception of China and India, where the enormous population re duces the per capita to a low figure. The exhibit Includes only national expenditures. Th per capita burden would be considera bly Increased In the case of the United States and certain other countries If the expenses of state governments were In cluded. 80 far as the cost of the central governments Is concerned, the United States occupies an exceedingly favorable position. Tha per capita expenditure In this country is only 97.97. estimated upon a population of 80,000,000, falling next below Canada, with a per capita of $9 SO, In a list of sixteen nations, embracing th more Im portant countries, excluding China and India. It is Interesting to note that ln New Zea land, where state ownership of public utili ties haa been tried on sn extensive scale, th per ctpita is I38.S8. In Australia It Is $37.69. Th figures for the United Kingdom are 13.89. Franca follows with $17. M. Ger many Is ln a muoh better position, with a per capita expenditure of $9.45. The figures for Russia do not vsry greatly from those of the United States. Japan does not ap pear In the statement. Th new Republlo of Cuba makes an excellent showing, $13.40, next above that of th well-governed Netherlands. A few weeks ago th Federal Department of Commerce and Labor presented a table showing the per capita publlo Indebtedness of thirty countries, In which the United States holds an enviable position. Th pay ment of $11 by evary inhabitant of the country would extinguish th national debt. Only two Countries, Bwltserland and Japan, are more favorably situated In this respect. A per capita contribution of only $5 would pay th rational debt of Bwltserland and $4.7l that of Japan. Th per capita Indebt em ess of Australia, $278, is enormous, and greatly In excess of thst of any other coun try. The per csplta of Franc Is $150; of the United Kingdom, $92. A tax of $60 would pay the combined Cebts of th German em pire and the German states, and Inasmuch as the Getman national debt Is only a fourth of the state debts, the national per capita is comparatively small. The finances of Mexico have been well managed. Its per csplta la only fl3, slightly greater than that cf the United States. Th heaviest annual Interest charge, per capita, is that of Aus tralia, $10.14; th lowest, that of the United States, which la 86 cents. THE CUXTRAL CITY. St. IonU Ready to Receive the World's Tonrlat Hoat. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. For the remainder of the year St. Louis will be th most cosmopolitan place In th world. Already there Is a sprinkling of many strange nationalities on the streets. Old citlstn view the pssslng show with novel sensations. It Is well that the city should get this preliminary glimpse of what is to come In future days. Divisions of th earth ar drawing closer together. Distance la Isrgely wiped out by the greater speed and comfort of travel. One of the Impressive lessons of th fair will be the presence of many sightseers from the remotest corners of the esrth. The hundreds of thousands of visitors will be on of the most deeply Interesting fea tures of the exhibition. Even now nearly all languages ar heard on th crowded avenues and the atreet cars and diversity of costume proclaims th Turk, th Boer or the Chinaman of high rank. This group speaks Swedish, that French and th next some Oriental tongue. A World's Fair sounds the assembly for representative of all inhabited regions. Even now St. Louis is as easy a place to teach aa any metropo lis on the map. Land on th Atlantic or Paclno side, andhe $00,000 miles of Ameri can railways will do th rest. A hundred years ago St. Louis was sn Isolated dot of a settlement, a little fur trading village. Th changes of a century ar a marvel. What will another such period bring about T That question Is too big for human powers of prophecy. New forces of civilisation will com Into play. Discovery and Invention will perform their mighty part. AU .mankind will march on. Science will go forward with lts creative role. Business and other activities will be more Intensive. Judge what wlU happen In the next century from what pas come Into being In the last, and a vista appears that can not be comprehended in its en tirety at the present time. The fair of un equaled magnitude that will soon open Its gates in this city will more closely typify the federation of the world than anything hitherto witnessed. Feace on earth, good will to men th great exposition looks It. The mingling of tongues, without any confusion of races or halting In th build ing of the monument. Is an example of th world-fusing that becomes more and mor practicable with each passing year, St. Louis has a geographical position that speaks for Itself. As a railroad focus it Is second to non. It Is midway on the greatest system of navlgabl rivers that drain the largest and richest of val leys. Rivers will be deepened to serve the world's shipping. Th Isthmian canal will be ln touch with our wharves, and so will be the great lakes. A deeper chan nel will stretch onward to 'th Atlantic These vast Improvements ar - tn sight. Others, perhaps even greater, are hidden, for the future can be read only ln part. On thing is certain: St. Louis Is the cen tral city of the continent, and if the United States Is to be the first ot nations, of which there Is little doubt, then the destiny of th city outlines Itself with sufficient distinct ness. Cosmopolitanism is a timely as well as fascinating' study tn the metropolis of the Mississippi valley. A commingling of th world ln St. Louis is not for a day, but for all tim. .... SMIMXO UXKS. Old Gentleman WhatT Marry that young pauper? Why, h oan't even afford to Dyaur-But'"h3 Vorr-r 'naV' WW coal, pa. We're going to board. Indianap olis Journal. Singleton How did you come to fall In love with your wife? ' Littleton I married her tor her money, and afterwards discovered that she pos sessed twice as much as she claimed to have. Puck. "There Is somotltlng In th theory that you can tell the character of a ptrson by his or her voice," observed the professor. "For Instance, when you heai the voloe of a barker for a side show, even If you don't hear a word he says, ;-ou know he's a liar." Chicago Tribune. 'That pugilist has managed to make a lot of raonty in spite of his ignorance of th science of hitting." "Yes," answered th merry wag; "he Is what might be called penny wis and pound foolish."-Washington Bur. you, Bridget," said Mrs. that th peas ar thor- "I must warn Nurltch, "to see ouKhly mashed.' "Mashed. Is 1J.T" remarked th new cook in surprise. "Yos; Mr. Nurltch la so high-strung, you know, they make him nervous when they roll off his knif." Philadelphia ,Pres. If you've got to air a grouch, ' Hlr a hall. . If you're hit, and want to "ouchf Hlr a hall. That's th place to say your say. Wave your .are and loos your bray. Those who carp can stay away. Hlr a hall. When you've got a klok to make, litre a halL Thar you're boss, and no mistake. Hlr a hail. If some measly soalawag Hogs your portion of tn swaf, That's th place to chew th rag. Hlr a hall. Baltimore American. OOXGHBSS. I Washington Star, Mltiht of done better. That's a tsct. Quirk to argue An' slow to act. Mighty ready At repartee; But nearly certain To disagree. Slow to notice A public hint; Alwaya seekln' To ahlne in print. -But there's no occasion. Regrets to nurse. Might of done better And might of dona worse. Notwithstsndln' The strife an 'tricks In legislation , An' politics; The country p roofers From day to day An' keeps a-c"ln' The good old way. .. 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