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TlIE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
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REMITTANCES, temlt br draft, express or postal order, r.yable to The Bee Publishing Company, nly J-cent stamps received In payment or mnll accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exehsnres, not accepted. TUB BEE PCRLISHINU COMPANY. fiTATKMTTNT OF CTRCT'LATION. Btate of Nebraska, Douglas County, sa.: Oeorge B. Trschuck. secretary of The wee rubllihlng Company, being duly srorn, aye that the actual number of full ana Complete copies of Th Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Dee printed during the montn or July. jwn. was aa ioiiuw. 1 Jtn.mo 17.. I , 81,170 18.. I SH.760 19.. 4 30,4(10 .. ...ao.rsoo ,...3o.ao ....20.0OO .,..:w,o70 ..M,SBO R 2.00 n. a im.nso T W.T70 t JM.MOO HI.S40 10 JWi,8 11 80,1 12 SO.TMO U 2O.0KO a 2t,oao 21 JIO.HBO M 2T,1BO vs 20.02 2 SI,4B4 f7 SO.BHO a! uo.uoo a 31.700 14 ..., TttO 10. . 18 .H20 11.. 82.04IO 2T,fcGO It S,eMM Total .' 0274HW Ls unauld and returned copl .... 10.1S Ket total sale MT.OUT taliy average so.caa GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before me this 1st day of August, A. p. 1904. tBeal; M. B. HUNOATE, Notary Public. Rush la la finding that there In enough "glory In defeat" for all Its officers. Nebraaka will yield the palm to Min nesota In one thing the raising of tornadoes. If Murphy and MeC.uren keep, atjt. New York will be is snfoly republican as Nebraska, and here's hoping. That bunch of 20,(XK) Jups In front of Tort Arthnr has now been killed four times by the war correspondents. Aa this U Missouri week at the World's fair people who reach St. Louis during the next six days will no doubt be prop erly shown. TJp to date the argument on the mat ter -of telephone competition has only been on one aide. The other side has not yet been heard from.' If Parker goes on, characterizing the St Louis platform, and eulogizing Davis' speech, the first thing he knows we will all know which side he is on. The cause of .Tom Watson has been dealt a severe blow that may prove fatal. Hearst has devoted much time and space to him, and his speech at Cooper Union. BaaaBaMBMaMasMaaaMaMi Is the opening of the fair at St. Louis on Sundays Indicative of a desire to benefit the people by the exhibition 6f high art on the Tike or a desire to f Uten up the gate receipts? The Sublimated Porte Is now trying to squirm out of his promises. Like the ostrich he doea not believe In what tie cannot , but those thlrteeu-lnch guns arc Just around the corner. Tlie democratic national committee must" be waiting to aseertuln how high a value Candidate Davis places upon the vice presidential nomination before promulgating its campaign program. Every candidate on the republican state ticket is sure he will be elected by a rousing majority. It Is not a good Idea, however, to close the polls before flection day. The only way to make safe Is tp get the voto recorded. The most likely reason for the speech lebsnefis of Judge Parker Is the fact that It Is practically Impossible for him to take a decided position upon any public qjestlon without alienating some fac tion of his party. Sir Thomas Upton has definitely de cided to make a fourth attempt upon the America's cup, evidently intending to lose no opportunity to "boom" Ceylon tea while the Japanese are temporarily out of the business. The advice given by the chairman of the democratic state committee to his followers to see that the best men In the various districts are named for the legislature can be followed by all parties without Injury to Nebraska. The sultan may have lourned a lesson this time, as Uncle Sam's European squadron has been permitted to reach Gibraltar before the announcement U made that he has changed his mind about the American demandn. Judge Parker has evidently been tak ing the leasou of the Bryan campaigns to heart, as, through a friend, he an nounces that he thinks talking has little effect In a national campaign. Mr. Bryan surely gave the talk system a fair tt. Remember that to have this district represented lu congrr-ws by a republican candidate must be nominated who can get all the republican votes. No republican can count on getting any appreciable number cf democratic vote away from the democratic nominee this TIIE POWERS AND NEUTRALITY A curious situation exists at Shanghai. Two Husslun warships have taken refuge there from the guns of the .l.'tpu ncse fleet, and despite the urgent re U(st of the Chinese officials, refus to either disarm or leave the port. Thers is no plea of Ix-lng unsen worthy. They simply rcruse to obey International law. To leave the port menus probably to full Into the hands of the Japaneso licet, which Is no doubt watching for Uilr appearance. To disarm means that they are through with the conflict, and Ihelr usefulness In the present war is over. The spectacle presented Is not soothing to the dignity of the powers signatory to the Joint note presented to the two com batants and to Chintr at the beginning f.f hostilities regarding the strict pr.'STV flnce of Chinese "administrative entity." The United States, although the ..rig inntor of the movement which resulted In the note, is no more bound to preserve Chinese neutrality than any of the other signatory powers, Count Casslnl to the rontrnrv notwithstanding. But tho facts remain that they are permitting n bnre fneed violation of all international law, far more glaring than the Che Foo niident. The Russian warships may repair, coal and take supplies at win, and presumably leave when they are ready to meet the Japanese at sen. The situation Is so delicate and critical that no power cares to take the Initiative In backing up the weak-kneed demands of China for the disarmament of tne vessels or their leaving the port. In the meantime Japan cannot be ex pected to be Idle. They can easily detail two or three cruisers to watch Shanghai and when the question Is settled, It Is safe to say that ltussln will gain nothing from her defiance of the powers. A DEMOCRATIC FEUD. There is a good deal of anxiety felt by the democratic leaders In regard to the Murphy-McCarren feud lu New York, which threatens to have a se rious effect upon the democratic ticket In the state. McCarren is chairman cf the democratic state executive committee and In that capacity of course exerts a great deal of influence, being Indeed vir tually the party leader. The Tammany chief, Murphy, Is bitterly opposed to him and demands that McCarren be re tired as chairman of the executive com mittee. It was expected that the na tional Committee would Intervene and settle the feud, but It Is stated that It will not do so. Meanwhile It Is the understanding that McCarren his the backing of Judpe Parker and very likely such is the case, for while Murphy vig orously opposed his nomination, Mc Carren was one of his most earnest and useful supporters. A New York paper remarks that it is all well enough for Parker's friends to say that this feud Is simply a local tight over patronage, but the fact remains that the fight occurs In the one com munity which Is expected to carry the democratic national ticket to victory In that state and that any division in the democratic ranks there Is likely to Im peril tho chances of such victory. It points out that although New York City gave the democratic candidate for gov ernor two years ago tlie phenomenal plurality of 122,000, he was beaten In the state at large by 9,000 plurality and the fact shows how easily Tarker might lose the state's electoral vote by a small defection of democrats growing out of the factional fight in the metropolis. It Is not known to what extent the Turn many organization supports the position of Its leader, but he probably has a mojorlty with him. At any rate the feud Is sufficiently serious to Justify the apprehension that if not settled It will endanger democratic success In the Em pire state, the outlook for which at best Is not particularly favorable. A BUSMAN POINT OF VIEW. The Russian ambassador to the United States, Count Casslnl, has given his view regarding the much-discussed Che Foo Incident and It. Is needless to nay that he tlves It the gravest possible as pect. "As the situation presents Itself today," declares the ambassador, "with out any further steps by the nations of Europe nnd by the United States the grand scheme of the secretary of state, Mr. Hay, to insure the neutrality of China has gone to wreck, and the en tire Chinese question, fraught with dan ger to all nations that have an interest In that country, once more lies open to all eventualities." This utterance of the diplomatic repre sentativexhere of Itussla has of course attracted a great deal of attention and the generul opinion regarding It Is that It is somewhat extravagant and even In temperate. Tho comments upon It par tlcularly point out, what should be ob vinu" to everybody, that the scheme of Secretary Hay to Insure the neutrality of China did not commit our government, as Count Cnsslnl Implies, to the euforca ment of a principle which one of thtJ belligerents has violated. When the proposal made by the United States for the restriction of the war sphere an.l the observance of Chinese neutrality was ogiood to no program for International action was arranged In the event of th3 rpvocment being, ylo!atyl. All wss left to the good faith of the belligerents. Certainly the agreement did not bind the I'rlted States to maintain the neutrality of China, or require of this country any thing more than such mora) support of the Chinese government as should le d'-cmed at Washington exptKlIent and Judicious. There Is a tone of metuce lu the deliverance of the Russian am lassador that Is not creditable to his Judgment, but it will have no effect where doubtless It was Intended to be effittive. The Washington government wlM not be moved by it to take any course not absolutely consistent with American neutrality. It will take no ten that might Involve the United Ktntes In fur-eastern complications. It Is with uo disposition to minimize tii- serious nature of the Che Foo uffnl thnt It U pointed out that Russia iiIko .has vloluted CLlutbc ucutruilty. TU is TIIE OMAHA lined by the Japanese government irt justification of the seizure of the Russian dfhtroyer in a neutral port and wnlld tint defense is not generally accepted as adequate, It must Ik admitted that It is not wholly without merit. The war had hardly begun before Russia was a party to a flagrant disregard of the neu trality of China In keeping a gunboat at Shnnghal, Mithout leing disarmed, long after the permissible twenty-four hours, and an even graver offense against Chi nese neutrality Is shown in the case of the Russian cruiser Askold and the tor pedo loat destroyer CJrozovol. now at Shanghai, and which the Russian consul general there refuses to disarm or to or der out of the harbor. The plain fact Is that both belligerents have disregarded the neutrality of Clilna, but Russia was the first to violate the agreement entered into Immediately after the beginning of hostilities. COST OF RURAL DELIVERY. Estimates now being prepared at the Postoffice department, showing the prob able cost of maintaining the rural free delivery service during the fiscal year 1005-oti, and upon which the. appropria tions made nt the coming session of con gress will be based, indicate that the delivery In operation at the end of next June will cost about $20,000,000 a year to maintain. It Is stated that In order that the service may be extended In conformity with the present plans of the department and what are believed o be the wishes of both houses of con gress, an additional sum or foMKKMiw will be necessary. The present plans contemplate a gradual and reasonable advance in tlie expenditures each year until the groml total of ?40,oo,ooo Is reached. It Is believed that eventually practically the entire country can be covered with a network of rural routes n operation for this annual expendi ture. Forty millions of dollars Is a generous sum, nut in no other way, pernaps, could the money be more advantageously and beneficially expended than In giving to the rural communities throughout the country, ns rapidly as circumstances. make it practicable, nn efficient free de livery service. This la one Hem In the expenses of the government which It Is to be' presumed even Mr. Henry O. Davis, democratic candidate for vice president, would rot wish eliminated. MACHINES OALORE. The aggregate voting population of Omaha is 20,000, and twenty-five voting machines with a capacity of 800 would be ample for our Immediate wants. The aggregate voting population of South Omaha Is 4,500, and six voting machines would be ample for that town. But in or der to provide for possible break-downs and increased population four additional machines would surely meet all the de mands of Omaha and South Omaha for the next year or two. In other words, thirty-eight machines would be ample for the wants of Omaha and South Omnlia for the next three years. There Is absolutely no call for the In troduction of voting machines In twelve out of the fourteen country precincts for years to come, and forty machines would therefore fill the biil for Omaha, South Omaha and Douglas county. And yet It was at first proposed In all seri ousness by one of the voting machine agents that the city council and county board purchase 100 voting machines or Just sixty too many. This would repro- sent an Investment of $3rt,000, for which there would be absolutely no call or ex cuse. This number has been finally re duced to sixty-eight machines, or twenty- eight more than can be used; The worthlessness of political forecasts made by political amateurs Is strikingly Illustrated by Walter Wtjlman's table of doubtful states, which he claims to have obtained from "an authoritative source in the republican camp." Among the twelve states classed as doubtful is Ne braska, .and Nebraska's political condl tlon Is tersely described as follows 'Republican chances so good that some republicans will not admit that the state is In doubt." This Is a revelation, In deed. Every democrat and populist In Nebraska who has the slightest concep tlon of the political situation admits without rererve that Roosevelt will carry. tho state by from 30,000 to 50,000 plural ity, and the chances are that Roosevelt' plurality will exceed 50,000. Russians who do not know whether the failure to damage Japanese vessels In recent battles Is due to the men, the guns or the training will probably find the real reason In the fact that too many bureaucrats have made fortunes out of the naval establishment. Persons In a position to know declare that Russia Is only outdone by China In the ease with which "grafting" is practiced by those In authority. The facetious editor of one of the local weeklies thinks the exaction of $150 from the postmaster at Gretna for a promise of reappointment O. K'd. by United States senator Is cutting prices. That may be so but Gretna's present Nasby could hardly be expected to bfTre raised even that ante without assistance from John N. Baldwin, or some one spending money for him. British newspapers that want the United States to take the lead In forcibly maintaining the neutrality of China should remember that this government has less to' lose by a breach of that neutrality than almost any other nation and that It U usually up to the people living nearest the fire to keep tho con flcgration from spreafrtns. Cripple Creek, In the state of Colorado, Is doing Its best to rival Port Arthur as the source of war newa 1n spite of the fact that the governor of thJ sttte has officially declared that a state of war no longer exists In the gold camp. There Is apparently a call for the presence of a Himslan Major West at Llao Yang, where ltcd Cross btorcs Lave DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 190. been found In the possession cf a mer chant. The former chief commissary officer of the Department of the Mis souri had little trouble In running down somewhat similar consplra.-y at Manila. Munro and Jeffries ore butting Into the class of English jingoes that Kipling re buked for "ksliim Nn-i'srcr with their mouths." They are bo.h bry telling whHt .they will do to each other. Ap parently there will be nothing left but to sweep up the joint remains and hold a Joint funeral. That Sixth district populist patriot who Is running for three different of fices on the same ticket should be charitable enough to relieve bis asso ciates on the fusion slate for their fore doomed defeat by running for the rest of the offices as well. The voting machine makers thl:k Omaha Is their meat and they are all hurrying this way to push their par ticular wares to the front. If the council and county board will take It easy they may finally get a proposition based on a reasonable price. President Castro of Venezuela doesn't seem to like tlie advice of Minister Bowen In the asphalt enses now so much as he did when the American nlnlster was giving advice to other governments who hold claims against the South American republic. Doddng Kntare Trotable. Washington Post. It la Just possible that Admiral Togo allowed some of those Russian ehlpa to escape In order to evade any question about the division of the credit for the victory. Objection to Shootlnar Antotita. Harper's Weekly. The habit of shooting at automobllists would never do, for prompt and accurate discrimination would rarely be possible, and the chances are that when an automoblllst waa bagged It would b the wrong one. Practically It Is much more dangeroua for the shooter to shoot at a culpable automo blllst than to endure his aggremtton and let him go. But the aggressive and reckless automoblllst Is an enemy of society. Party I'rrflrtj- In Nebraska. St. Paul Olohe. The course of the democrats of Nebraska Is open to the atrongest censure. It Is a sacrifice of national Interests to an attempt to carry the state for local candidates. On the narrow ground of local expediency even we believe It to be a fatal blunder. We think tnat an excellent chance of carrying Nebraska for both local and national candi dates haa been Jeopardized and probably thrown away by selfish and short-sighted counsels. Xaturalfsntlnn Frauds. . Chicago News. The government ahould give the question of naturalization frauds a thorough Inves tigation. Laxity In maintaining the safe guards against conferring cltlxenFhlp on unworthy aliens Is a serious danger. A uni form law Is needed forbidding foreigners to exerotse any of pie rights of citizenship until many years of residence in this coun try shall have ht'tinght them Into full sym pathy with American Institutions and made them fit for, the, Intelligent exercise of the suffrage. The Elevator Hn, Cleveland Leader. Aid now tt Is the "elevator hog" who Is reoelvlng the attention of, the press, that erstwhile wis fulminating against hid end-seat congener. If you do not know, the elevator hog Is the man who, bound to an upper floor. Insists on standing In tho door of the elevator, blocking the way of those who wish to make on exit before the hog's destination Is reached. We are Inclined to think he Is a bigger nuisance than the street car man. It will be noticed that we confine our strictures to the male portion of humanity, being led thereto by a prudence begotten of expression tn the way of communications. Do It Today. Bill Bartow's Budget. We are prone to the practice of the Span ish "manana" we are too busy to live to day, but will begin tomorrow. Pleasures are planned, but pushed aside and forgot tenacts of courtesy and kindness deferred to a more opportune time which never cornea duties neglected for ever-present cares and responsibilities which will butt In as claiming precedence. We . will begin to live when we get over our hurry too often hurry and worry are carried over the hllf In a hearse. Remember the mummy who ain't had no fun for moro'n five thou sand years who had his day as yon have yours who is now where you will be. Give others some pleasure In life and get some pleasure out of life yourself, you fool and do It today. R ATIOS I, OHO W i ll. Comparative Statistics of Population of Leading; Katlona. Minneapolis Times. A French statistician haa presented some interesting figures showing the percentage of gain In population of the leading coun tries of the world in the last half century and they are aa follows. Fifty Yours. 232.8 10.7 R7.0 N.t 82.0 Ten Years, T'nlted States 22.2 Frnnee 1.2 Germany 14.1 t'nlted Kingdom 10.0 Russia In Kurope 16.4 India 14 Belgium 12. J 81.4 There la no surprise In the showing made by the United States, for, with the excep tion of India, we have drawn more or less heavily upon all the countries named and two or three others. Our gain by immigra tion has been their loss and some of us may be surprlsedto find that our percent age of Increase for the decade la no greater than It is, as compared with that of Ger many or Russia. Bear in mind, however, that there has been a great decrease In emigration from Cerniany in the last fifty years. France has been' almost at a standstill for the last ten years, but Germany and Russia have made fair progress, and the 10 per cent Increase of tho United Kingdom Is not a bad showing, all things consid ered. With these figures as a basis statisticians believe the djy Is not fur distant when the home market will absorb our agricul tural products, but "far distant" Is a rather indefinite term in history. We have a vat urea of unoccupied land, of which a larg proportion will be made productive, and highly so, in time. Even old farming regions are not cultivated to their full capacity by any means and as population Increases there will be a con stant Increase In their production by rtiinn of closer cultivation and the taking up of territory now practically unfilled even in the eastern and middle stales. Our population will overtake our agri cultural output some day, but the distance of that day Is an Indeterminate matter. As to sums staples U will come tarllei than la others. POMTICAI, SVrSHOT. New York World: This would be a dull atago In the campaign if It were not for the swish of the "lifelong democrat" flopping in Roosevelt and the "lifelong republican" flopping to Parker. New York Sun: It s only Justice to say that Hon. Thomas II. Tibbies Is the nioi Roman and Impressive of the candidate! for vice president; and that Hon. Tom Watson is aa Tull cf ginger aa they make 'em. Chicago Record-Herald: General Miles says Judge Parker's speech of acceptance Is a 'bow of promise and a star of hope, but with' a powerful effort he restrains himself from going so far as to call It a ray of Joy. Chicago Tribune: When the Nebraska ropullsts nominated for the office of super intendent of public. Instruction a man cf the name of Softly they knew they were Issuing a direct challenge to the entlra newspaper fraternity. New York Tribune: All accounts from the wet show that It la preparing to roll up a tremendous majority for Roosevelt and Fairbanks. Taggart haa done well to come east. There Is some fighting ground here, or at least rainbow chasing will not appear quite so ridiculous as it would out on the prairies. rERSOYAL NOTES, The Parker Constitutional club Is a new organization In New York, composed en tirely of lAwyers, and W. B. Hornblower la chief bugler. Prof. Frederick Starr of the University of Chicago haa had published from the uni versity press a story of the hairy tribe of Alnos, of which Asiatic race he haa made a careful study. Booie with a delicate shade of sanctity continues popular in New York City. Nine teen gallons of beer were required to chrli ten a nineteen-pound baby. Still the celebrants hollered for more. Colonel Benjamin F. Hawkes, one of the two remaining of the eight men who or ganised the Grand Army of the Republic, Is attending the encampment at Boston thla week. The other la Colonel William R. Woods. Plerpont Morgan smokes rather a good brand of cigars. He has them made es pecially for himself by a firm In Cub. They are very large and strong and they cost him 46 cents apiece, even when he buys them by the thousand. Manager William Cotter Of the Missouri Pacific railway has three brothers who are also railway superintendents. Four broth ers railway superintendents Is probably without a parallel In any family In the United States. "To be forced to get up early," says an Engll3h physician, "grinds the soul, curdles the blood, swells the spleen, destroys all good Intentions and disturbs all day the mental activities. Criminals are always re cruited from the early-rising claas." A Chicago woman naively Informed a divorce court that "old loves are best," and tearfully asked that husband No. 3 be set aside so that she might again hitch up with No, 1. The Justly celebrated lake breeze of Chicago Infuses Into the blood a riotous thrill for variety. A Brooklyn man who had unbounded confidence In socks aa a safety deposit vault is now wasting shoes and socks chasing the sneak thief. If people Insist on doing their own banking the stove should not be overlooked. It affords the satisfaction Of burning the money. (Among the passengers who Bailed for New York from Liverpool on board the Teutonic on Wednesday last were John Redmond, the Irish leader; Captain An thony J. Donelan and Patrick O'Brien, na tionalist members of Parliament. They will attend the convention of the Irian league which Is to be held In New York August '30. Fezle Dambelajloglon tried to slip In under the canvas at Ellis Island and Join the hosts of freedom, but was tripped up by a section of his name and a plurality of wives, and goes back to shorten his family affairs. Fezle might have smug gled himself In if he had not acknowl edged an Interest In two wives. It does not pay to be too candid In matrimonial affairs. RKtminr Vest Is survived by but one ex- member of the confederate congresa. This Is Captain Samuel B. Callahan of Musko gee, I. T., a Creek citizen or quarter Diooa, who resides in the city named with his son, re .T rv Callahan. During the civil war Captain Callahan attended two sessions of the confederate congress In Richmond, each Indian nation being entitled to one repre sentative. WHO SWIPED THE JEWELS? A Companion Myetery for the t'n khown Who struck Billy Ptterao. Chicago Inter Ocean. The recovery of Mrs. Ogden Goelet's Jewels does not seem to end the mystery concerning them. In fact, the manner of recovery haa been quite as inexplicable to an interested public as the manner of their loss. It will be recalled that Mrs. Goelet, then at Newport, on June 21 reported to the chief of police the loss of $200,000 worth of diamonds, pearls and rubles, They had been taken from her strong box. The Im portance of the case led the chief of police to suggest that New York detective be called non to assist In their recovery. After five weeks had passed these detec tives were happy to inform Mrs. Goelet that they had reason to believe that If she would go to New York and open the safe In her town house she would there find the jewels. Mrs. Goelet went to New York, opened the safe and discovered her gems. This simple ending to a case that must have caused her the greatest anxiety waa doubtless satisfactory to Mrs. Goelet, but It haa not been to thousands of people who heard about It. Americana In general have a great deal of ourloslty even about things that may not directly concern them. There fore they are wondering about Mrs. Goelet's jewels. Explanations that do not explain are par ticularly vexing. The situation stands much as It would if Anna Katherlne Green had led her reader step by step up to the solution of a great mystery and then stopped short. It Is much more of a puzzle than Mr. Stockton's Ingenious "The Lady or the Tiger." We hove the word of Mr. Stockton that either the lady or the tiger came forth when the mysterious door was opened. And we are reasonably sure that In one place there was a lady nnd In tho other a tiger. You can take your choice. But there is no such alternative In the diamond mystery. Tlie safe was not empty. The Jewels were there, and how they got out of a strong box at Newport into a strong box In New York without the knowl edge of the owner. In much more perplex ing than the lady or the tiger problem. Mrs. Goelet does not explain. Nor do the detectives explain. They do not explain how the ldert ever occurred to them that the Jewels had flitted to New York und locked themselves up. They merely point out that they were employed to see that the Jewels were recovered and that they performed their duty. It is a rmarkabla case. Not since the dtarpearunce of the unknown who struck "Hilly" Patterson has there been anything like It. And, everything considered. It la not too much to suppose. In the abeenre ef other definite information, that this in dividual may have had something to de with 1U ARMY C.OIP II WASHISOTO. Matters of Interest Gleaned from the Army and v newlster. The nrw army uniform regulations will probably provide the picturesque alguillett.) as a part of the apparel of the members of the general staff of the army. That article is now worn by the adjutant gencial, the military secretary, the inspector general nnd the officers of Ms corps and the as sistants adjutants general. There was some talk of Irs abandonment, but It servet a useful purpose In the nay Of designa tion of certain orricers on special duty and It Is not likely to be omitted from uniform regulations. So far from such being the case, at present, the officers engagwi In re vising the uniform order have extended that device to the uniform of officers cf all branches of the service who havu been detailed for duty with the gfncral staff. There is some question whether General Frederick Funston will go to Chlcagil to take command of the Department of the Iakrs. He may prefer to remain at Van couver barracks. H Is now on duty in Alaska, and on his return he Is expected to express Ms preference for station. The change Ir. the crder which takea General Grant Instead of General Funston to New York also contemplated sending General Funston to Chicago as the successor of General Grant. The military authorities will permit General Funston to express his preference for station, and he haa been advised to that effect. He may elect to re main on the Pacific coast. Considerable difficulty has been encoun tered In filling the position of master elec trician of the artillery corps, and at the present time something like fourteen va cancies exist. Only two civilians have been appointed to that position and one of these Is already a candidate for a tom mlsslon !n tiie artillery corps. The In ducementa In the form of salary and al lowance were considered ample, but off setting the alluring condition la a very se vere examination. It Is probable that only a graduate of a technical school would be ebli to pass the examination with flying colors, and people in civil life who are able to meet such requirements are very apt to find aa well compensated employment else where. , While the records of the paymaster gen-' eral of the army are not quite complete as to tho number and amount of the deposits received from soldiers during the last fi'cal year there being two paymasters of dis tant station yet to be heard from it Is quite evident that the sum will be less than It was last year. This means that begin ning with 1902 there has been annually a decrease In the number of depositor among enlisted men of the army and In the amount deposited with army paymasters from such sources. In 1901 the amount of mrney placed In the interest bearing custody of the government was W.4SS.529. The follow ing year It dropped to 2.JGO,250 and in Wt there waa a further reduction to $1.SRS.014. The reports so far received by the paymas ter general for the year 1904 show a propor tionate decrease. It is something more than a coincidence, of course, that the law which abolished the canteen was enabled in February, 1901, and at once the soldiers who found themselves able to save some thing for deposit with the paymasters were In the position of being able to squander their wages. The new army regulations contain a pro vision which will be approved by all lovers of the horse. It is a prohibition of the foolish and cruel custom, which senselessly parade as a form of "style," of docking, banging or clipping the tails, manes and forelock of horses. The public animals are not to be so mutilated and only such rea sonable trimming and plucking as may be necessary to prevent shagglness of appear ance Is permitted. The author of that para graph lias rendered a real service to the horse, to say nothing of hi contribution to an enforced preservation of the noble appearance of the animal. There is no more reason or Justification for docking a horse's tall than there Is to cover hi body with green paint. The compulsory preser vation of the animal sets a good example to those Individual who destroy the natu ral marks of beauty In order to give a sup posedly "smart" effect to a team. The army quartermasters have made con tracts for the forage necessary during the maneuver in Virginia. The coat of the material will be about $22,500. The supply Includes 420.000 pounds of hay for Manaraas, 300,000 pounds for Thoroughfare and 100,(0) pounds at Gainesville and 200,000 pounds of straw. The hay to be delivered at Manas sas has been purchased of farmers In the neighborhood. The neighborhood of the maneuvers Is de cidedly benefited by the occupation of the country by the troops. Among the advan tages gained will be the acquisition of some thirteen wells, driven by the government on private property, the value of which must be enhanced accordingly, inasmuch, aa one officer remarked, no one has yet found a way to dig up a well and carry It away after the army had used it. One of the well produces no lea than eoventy five gallon of good water per minute, and If this source of supply could have been known a little sooner It would not hove been necessary to lay special pipes from a spring In the neighborhood. Fine Fodder for FnalonJst. Baltimore American. One of the mot conspicuous of republi can cmralRn documents wl(l be the ad dree of W. Jeanlngs Bryan at Cooper In stitute, tn which he gave his opinion of Judge Parker. If a pity that Parker's opinion of Bryan can't be distributed wjth It. Then the country would have a true portrait of both leader. rchard & Wilhelm Carpet Lace'(2urtains At no time 'have you been able to buy Inre curtains of w high character at bo low a price Real handmade Arabian Laco Curtains sold in many instances cheaper than the ma chine made ones. An unusually large purchape enables us to offer the following values: 16 00 Cluny Curtaln-epeclal O en 15 clu"y Curtain, linen lace. 3 per pair aS.OU special, per pair JMJ 1600 pairs of 115 00 and $17.50 .Arabian 17.80 Arabian Marie Antoinette a? ff Curtains in this sal at, f ftf) ,nd Cluny- tr llr per pair f:i GO Arabian Curtains, spe- j"f tt( X styles of $20.00 Curtains, extra value 'Cl.l. during sale t that price-special dur- 1 R OO Arabian Curtain. 10 22.50 Ing this sale IO.UU ,tyli. special "ou Brussels $g 00 Brussels. Irish Tolnt and f QS Cable Net, special 110 00 Brussels, Irish Point, f 7S pedal, per pair KJ' KJ JG-lnch Curaln Bwlss, lif per yard Bobblnet, 46 Inch wide, whit lor 77 IS A NATTER 0FHEAITI1 r a ' Nr-Tii ! '' kVi 1 ft v" ?. . I ki hi j n ui - Absolutely Pure THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE TOI.D TOn.C.E THOt'GHTS. Beneficent Institution of Modern OrotTth I nder Investigation. New York F.venlng Tost. There are points1 about Dr. Wiley's forth coming rexenrclic into the wholesomenesa of food prodtn ts kept In cold storage which makn them In some respects even more in teresting than Ills experiments with pre servatives. Furbld the use of borax and salicylic acid and our packers and csnner can use. othvr methods, a little more ex pensive, perhaps, but perfectly practicable. But close the doors of the cold storage warehouse, and there Is no substitute. At the season, for Instance, when string besns do not flourish In this barren clime, the Choice between tho vegetable kept In cold storage ar.d that grown In the far south and wlskcd hither ere It perishes. Cold storage l an institution of recent growth, and for all the charges of tsstelessnesn and dryness against the vltuals It haa harbored, the popular verdict would undoubtedly be that It Is beneficent. The mixing of pre servatives with food, on the other hand, is so old a practice that It built up the mediaeval uplce trade with the Orient, but haa always been looked on a a necessary evil at best. The Agricultural department s boarders have endured much. We feel quite sute that the "chickens, beef, vegetables and fruit" now laid away for them to begin on will not undermine their consti tutions. L,IGII15G GAS. Wise-Before you get Into a flght with him you'd better be sure you've taken hi measure. Coxsure Oh, I'll let Berrlam do that. Wise Whose Berrlam 1 Coxsure He's an undertaker. Cleveland Leader. "Going to run a newspaper in Arkansas. Is he? Has he got a good outfit?" "Best that money can buy. Four ln choster rifles, two mc;tazino revolvers, a Lbowle knife, slungshot, pair of brass knuckles, a nana prens ana some iype. Chicago Tribune. Hicks I hear you bought a tilece of property at Swamphurst. How does your land 'ie? Wicks Not nearly so well as the agent who sold It to me. Philadelphia .Ledger. "Why Is It that when a man once gets to running for office he never gives It up?" "It's human nature," answered Senator Sorghum. "If you go fishing, the fact that you don't get a bite doesn't deter you from going next day." Washington Star. Inllgnant Houaewlfe tlid you ever do a lick of real work In your life? Tuffold Knutt Yes'm. Wunst when I fell Into a tub of m'lasses. Hadn t no other cloths. Jest had to do my best licks then, ma'am. Philadelphia Press. "Still," sold the wife of the ossified man. "there is such a thing as having a husband with too much . backbone." Chicago Tri bune. "She Is the most Inconsistent woman I ever saw." , ,, "But you know It Is a woman a privilege to change her mind." "Of course it Is. That Is what Is r pected. But this girl never doe. N' York Press. JF HIS MOTHER KNEW. S. E. Klser In the Record-Herald. Hold on, young man; one moment, pleasvX Before you pa.s that door tonight; You say you mean no harm, you say You'll bring a sinless heart away, You say that you are strong, that Right Shall guard you from the wiles of Wrong, That to yourself you will be true, But would you still seek pleasure there Come, answer truly and be fair If you could know your mother knewl We always tell ourselves before We weakly yield that we are strongl We always, ere we enter in, Expect to leave still free from sin, And still the armored foes of Wrong. But few would fall and few would sigh, Remorse would gnaw the hearts of few If enoh, when Conscience cries "Beware!" Would ask himself If ho would care To do It if his mother knew. HARVEST HOME. Chicago Chronicle. Bevond the smoke and noise of tsrwn Tlie tasseled corn field He, And bronsy squares of stubble lands Stretch barrenly nnd dry, And everv breeze that ruffs the grafS With plenty rustles by. The poppv flaunts Ita flaming head Along the garden wall, And one by one from laxlen trees The mellow apples fall, And In the tangled sumac brush The reed bird pipes his call. The summer winds with rich perfume Through fields of plenty roam And klHS the wsvlng wastes of grass Thit shine with golden foam, While all the boundless countryside Prepares for harvest home. Company. ecru colors, per ya rd 42-Inch Curaln 6wl. per yard A good window shade, 8x4, nprcial, each A good exenslon rod, no sag, earn 13ic 17ic 25c J9c A X i f i 1 f