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TITE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1903. Tie Omaha Sunday Bee E. ROSEWATER. EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNlfcQ. i ounaay;, on. ": ndy. on year ear tear r Farmer, one year... 100 i (without Sunday), per copy... Jo i (without Sunday), per welf -? (Including Bunday). per week..lo Dally Bee (without Sunday), one year..400 Dallv Tif jinA E,in.v . vr I ; I,,., . i... L- -...I .LIN ovu, uuv Sunday be, one yea eaiuraay Bee, one Tv.nH.th r-. ...... DELIVERED BT CARRIER. i-'any nee Dully Ba ..j i j j i-1 u i j 1 1 1 DUlluaf f, " " . Bunday Hee. ir rnnv -. 5C Evening pee (without Sunday), per week 7C Evening Bee (Including Bunday). Pr week io Complaint of irr'er'ulrltles In delivery should be addressed to City Circulation Le- partmcnt. OFFICES. Orpaha-The Bee Building. , South Omsha-Olty Hall building. Twenty tilth and M street. Council Bluff Irt Pearl iitreet. Chlcagfi4o fnltv building. New York 232 Turk Row building. " ashlngton frl Fourteenth atreet. CORRESPONDENCE. Communication! relating to news and edi torial matter should be addreaaed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. ' REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, Payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Onlv t-ent atamn received tn payment or mall account. Personal check, except on Omxh or eastern echn-e, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING COM PA NT. STATEMENT OF CTHCUT.ATtON. Stat of NeVrsk. Douglas County, aa.t Oeora B. Tzschuek. secretary of Th Be Publishing Company, being duly sworn. ay that the actual number of full and complete entile of The Dally. Morning. Evening and Hunday Re printed during the month of January, 1906, waa aa follow: 1 80.220 IT 2T.T10 2 20.040 18 87,620 I UB.4TO II ST.3RO 4 2H.2IO tO 27.B20 ' 1 27,970 a ,...0.fl0 27.DHO M..; 8O.6.10 1 K0.42U S3 82.100 1 80.140 U 2A.R70 27.700 . a 27.R10 10 8T.SI20 M 2A,inO 11 27.S60 Tl 28,070 II 27.0ft 28 SO.240 It 37.840 JfO.OttO 14 80,300 M 27.870 U SO.BOO tl 2T.0O0 10 27,3410 '. Total 82sB0 Lea unsold coplea 9.819 Net total sale 882.T72 Dally average 28.478 GEO. B. TZSCHUCK. Subacrtbad In my presence and aworn to before ma tola list day of January. 1906. (Seal) M. H. HUNQATE. Notary Public The first official denial of the death of General Kurokl comes In the form of t statement thn,t he Is getting ready for a fight. Now watch for another outbreak of Imitation bomb throwers, who want merely to make' head lines for the Jour nalistic yellows. Russian officials who complain because Chinese operate with the Japanese may have to add the student body of Russia also to the enemies of the present dynasty. The experience of Great Britain with submarine boats Is not the kind which would cause any country to abandon those which move only on top of the water. Congressman Hepburn must have taken lessons from Wu Ting Fang, to Judge by, hi ability to . ask questions which produce answers conveying Infor Politics makes strange bedfelllows, but no stranger than th doctor bill that lines up the osteopath and the Christian Scientist on the same side of the legis lative fence. West Virginia Is to have a legislative investigation of Its governor. No state can keep up with the present day proces sion unless It has some official scandal to be investigated. The London company which has un dertaken to fight the alleged American Match trust Is confining its efforts to the sulphurous kind and letting those ,made by Cupid severely alone. Russians who fear a reign of terror are In doubt as to the direction from which it will come and it Is certainly difficult to keep eyes upon the officials and the dynamiters at the same time. It Is up to some enterprising promoter of sport to arrange a debate betweeu that Japanese professor who sees no beauty in blondes and Lillian Russell, who knows but one beautiful brunette. A parcels post agreement with Great Britain has been effected to go into operation April 1. A domestic parcels post, however, Is still waiting for the big express companies to give their consent. The report that agents of the British and Foreign Bible society carry bombs in place of Bibles into Macedonia may mean nothing more than that the mis sionaries are resolved to move their hearers at any cost It is now authoritatively stated that Grand Duke Sergius was a convert to the theory of liberalism at the time of his death, but the trouble was that he failed to connect with his press agtmt at the proper time. It waa certainly a mistake for the revolutionary committee to place the' csar on the list of those to be killed, as events are proving be has as little to do with the real government of Kuasfa as those who would put bini out of the way. The request of the senate committee on privileges and elections to have the ftraoot testimony and arguments printed must be due to a desire to show the public at large what the members of the committee have really been up gainst for the last year. Aa usual, It turns out that the reports of Injury to live stock by the recent storms and cold weather have been greatly exaggerated. They may come in candy, however, as aitexcuse for keep ing the retail prices of meats up above bat the consumer thinks la Justified. rxnrETCATisa asarcht. The opposition to the submission of any amendment to the state constitution at the general election Of 19u0 Is said to be becoming more and more pronounced among members of the legislature at Lincoln and unless a reaction sets In all amendments that have been proposed or shall be proposed are doomed to indefi nite postponement. The opponents to constitutional revision by separate amendments lay great. stress upon the fact that all former amendments sub mitted, with one single exception, failed to receive the necessary majority of all the votes cast at the election and the amendment that was adopted was, in reality, counted in by main strength in order to extend the sessions of the leg islature and raise the pay of its mem bers. The rejection of the call for a consti tutional convention at last fall's election Is pointed out as further proof that the people of Nebraska take no Interest in constitutional revision, and apparently do not favor revision by either the adop tion of separate amendments or a con stitutional convention. These arguments are fallacious and ill considered. The defeat of the amend ments submitted prior to 1896 was due not to popular indifference, but to popu lar opposition to the propositions sub mitted. The amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of liquor was snowed under after a most exciting con test because an overwhelming majority of the people of Nebraska were opposed to prohibition, and the amendment pro posing to create an elective railroad com mission was rejected because a majority of the people were distrustful of elective as well as appointive railroad commis sions. The appointive commissions had utterly failed to give them relief and the experience of California with an elective commission, nominated and controlled by railroad Influence, did not seem attrac tive. The twelve amendments submitted In 1806 lacked but a few thousand votes of the requisite majority of all votes cast at the election. They would have car ried overwhelmingly had not Nebraska been a cyclone center In the most exciting national campaign the country had ever witnessed. The failure of the proposi tion for calling a constitutional conven tion last year was due, first, to the fact that the national issues seemed to absorb all popular interest, and, second, because the printing o the proposition under the circle at the top of the official ballots was deceptive. More than two-thirds of the electors voted straight tickets last fall, and many voters who marked the circles at the top of the ballot believed that their crossmark would count for all the candidates of their respective parties as well as the proposition to call a constitu tional convention. The Bee makes bold to assert that if ten out of the twelve amendments of 1896 were resubmitted In 1006 they would carry by a very de cisive majority. Those who argue that Nebraska has survived In spite of its defective consti tution, and those who argue that no harm can come In delaying submission of constitutional amendments two years ago bear in mind that Nebraska has for years been governed without reference to its constitution and every department of the government legislative, executive and Judicial Is being conducted in defi ance of the constitution. It Is not an exaggeration to say that until its consti tution is revised on sane lines, to con form with existing conditions and ne cessities, Nebraska will remain in a state of absolute anarchy. It goes without saying that if gov ernors, state officers, supreme Judges and legislators can with impunity disregard their constitutional oaths and constitu tional obligations, the general public will be imbued with disrespect, If not contempt for law. If the men sworn to obey and enforce the constitution can Ignore and avoid It with Impunity, what may be expected of the people generally, and how Is It possible with any degree of decency to enforce law when the men sworn to enforce the law have become habitual law-breakers? PROPOSED STOCK HALE TAX. The legislature of New York has be- fore It a bill which will Interest ell deal ers 'n stocks who have business with the New lork Stock exchange.. It provides for imposing a stamp tax on all sales of shares of corporate stocks. By the terms of the measure it Is evidently desiirned to reach every sale of a certificate of tock on the exchange or elsewhere, whether there Is a transfer and deliverv or not, and to impose a tax of 2 cents for every 1100 of par value, collecting the same by requiring stamps to be affixed to the evidence of sale or of agreement to sell. . Such a law, If it could be en forced and did not drive most of the business out of the State, would yield a large revenue. In the opinion of the Journal of Com merce, however, such a tax would cer tainly tend to discourage orders to sell and buy in the New York market and encourage having them executed else where. It would affect not only ex change operations, but all dealings through brokers and transfer agents, and any persona having stocks to sell or de siring to buy would have no difficulty in having the business done out of the state. That paper remarks that whether the position of New York as a financial center would be seriously affected by drawing four or five millions a year out of Its stock transactions Is a question, but it is hardly. to be Mounted that it would have an effect In that direction. though It is not to be supposed that such legislation would deprive New York of Its financial primacy. However, the pro posed tax Is of doubtful expediency and this the legislature will probably be con vinced of when it shall have heard from the Interests Involved. These interests. It is needless to say, are very strong and Influential and If they solidly oppose the proposition to lmiose a stamp tax upon all sales of shares of corporate stock It is not to be doubted that they will be able to defeat It It may be remarked that the national government has re sorted to a similar means of raising reve nue, but of course the federal law war general In its operation. REXEWED TALK OF PEACE. The reports from St Petersburg are quite positive in stating that the visit of Prince Leopold of Trussla to Emperor Nicholas was for the purpose of convey ing representations In the interest of peace inhe far east from Emperor Wil liam. They also state that It Is believed in diplomatic circles that the (jerman emperor has undertaken peace negotia tions In some form, while the opinion is expressed at the Russian capital that the tragedy at Moscow may be followed by the decision of the government to con clude peace. The suggestion Is made that the Russian government has re ceived from Japan some intimation of terms, but this is clearly Improbable, since the situation In the far east ap pears to be distinctly favorable to the Japanese. . We cannot say how much Importance should be given these reports, but under the circumstances it would not be sur prising if the czar were disposed to listen to peace suggestions. The great losses which Russia has sustained In the war must greatly oppress him and he is cer tainly aware of the fact that a very large number of his subjects are most anxious for peace. He ought to realize that It is hardly possible thnt Ru!a can recover what has been lost, while on the other hand further enormous sacrifices are certain if hostilities are continued. Besides the drain upon all the resources of the empire Is beginning to bo severely felt and as this Increases popular hos tility to the war will grow and the de termination of the people to get relief from It will become more formidable In its manifestation. Meanwhile the outlook for the Rus sians In Manchuria does not Improve and there Is said to be some alarm felt at the Russian War office. The area of the con flict seenis to be shifting. Accepting as trustworthy recent dispatches, it appears probable that the Russians are preparing for an eventual retreat on their line of defense at Tiding, If indeed the retreat has not already begun. The Russian troops In northeastern Corea have been recalled and soon will havo evacuated the whole of the territory of which they have been In occupation since last sum mer. With the abandonment of southern Manchuria and Corea an entirely new military situation will be created. That it will not be' to the advantage of the Russians Is exceedingly probable. OX THE WAY TO REV0LVT10X. Those who believe that revolution in Russia is inevitable will have their opin ions strengthened by the tragedy at Moscow and the evidence it gives of the persistent purpose of the revolutionary element. The assassination tf Sergius is not unreasonably to be regarded as a step on the way to revolution, yet the popular uprising against the government which is almost universally thought to be certain sooner or later may not come in the very near future. A revolution against a government 6trong in its mili tary power cannot be organized in a day. There is needed in the first place a leader who will command the popular confidence and no such man has ap peared among those who are demanding political reforms in Russia. In the second place the people must be well prepared to carry on the work of revolu tion and it is well known that this Is not at present the case, while the gov ernment Is most vigilant in its efforts to prevent anything in the direction of preparation. In a statement made a short time ago by a prominent Russian liberal he said that the Russian nature is unusually slow, but the liberation of pent-up pas sion has compresssed In a few months what might have taken twenty years. In the half year since the assassination of Von Plehve, .Russia has already drawn near to the threshold of revolu tion, having trodden the thorny road of preliminary conflict. "This is the threshold," said this representative .of the liberal element, "but revolution it self has not begun. For actual revolu lutlon we lack the most important thing, namely, organization and experience. The latter is especially difficult to ac quire. We must have ten or twenty years of such scenes as have recently taken place to .teach us how to lead an attack properly. The masses must be educated." He said that viewed In the light of history the period of bargain ing, the period of chaos should continue about two years more. Then the storm will clear the political horizon. Whether or not this storm shall be deferred. two years very greatly depends upon the course of the government. If tlio reactionaries are allowed to. con tinue the existing conditions, or perhaps resort to methods of repression and op pression more harsh than those which have been employed, the revolutionary spirit is very sure to be Intensified and may not wait two years or even half that time before making a demonstra tion that would shake the empire in every part. On the other hand, if the czar should grant the more Important re forms asked for by the people, giving them a voice In public affairs, It Is quite probable that the spirit of revolution would receive such a check as would as sure domestic peace to the empire for many years. Will the emperor and his advisers learn anything from the tragic lesson that has Just been given them? They seemed to learn a little from the similar lesson of six months ago and it may be that the present one will make a deeper Impression upon them. There is reason to think that the czar is fa vorable to many of the reforms asked for, but he Is not a man of strong con victions and Is almost completely under the influence of the supporters of abso lutismthe men who know that to grant the concessions which the people want would deprive them of much of their power and of the opportunity to thrive by oppression, corruption and the many abuses that are practiced under the gov ernment The most Influential of the grand dukes, as well as the most un compromising opponent of the popular demands, being out of the way, It is possible that Emperor Nicholas will give more friendly consideration to tho wishes of his subjects. Unless he shall do this Russia's internal troubles are very certain to Increase. RES CHHEC TED STTAMr LAXD CLAIM After restlug in the tomb to which many successive legislatures had con signed It, Tom Kennard's moss-grown swamp land claim has been once more resurrected and the claims committee of the house has been hypnotized into rec ommending its payment The alleged claim had its origin in a coutract that scandalized Nebraska thirty-two years ago by its enormity and became a subject of popular denuncia tion. The contract was lngenously con cocted with the Idea that there were to be millions In it, and persons high in the official life it those days were to divide the profits with the enterprising con tractor. Proceeding on the assumption that vast tracts of land In Nebraska then In the public domain were swamp lands, an offset claim was to be filed with the general land office at Washington for an equivalent In public lands that were not swampy, and one-half the proceeds from the sale of these good lands was to be given to the contractor and through him to his side partners, while the other half was to go to the state of Nebraska. But the Department of the Interior turned down the Nebraska swamp land claim and the high-handed scheme was foiled. Then came the bland and childlike contractor to importune legislature after legislature to reimburse him for an al leged expenditure in the enterprise, which he had undertaken on his own account and for which the state had as sumed no obligation whatever. Twenty five years ago, and periodically every two years thereafter for ten years, the swamp land claim, linked in with the perennial claims of the late Pat O'Hawes for collecting funds due the state of Ne braska from Uncle Sam, monopolized a good deal of the time of our legislatures, but of late years the worm-eaten 50 per cent contract has been In the pigeon holes under several inches of dust. Its resurrection at this time is presumably inspired by the passing away of the legislators who were familiar with the story. Steps have been taken to bring the Central Labor Union and the Ministerial union into closer contact by the admis sion of representatives of the Ministerial union as delegates to the Central Labor union and by the attendance of labor union representatives at the meetings of the Ministerial union. Thnt these two organizations have some things in com mon goes without saying, but that they have many things not in common is equally apparent. Should we have a renewal of labor troubles, for example, what would the ministers do take the slde of strikers- with whom they are affiliating, or stand up for the employ ers, on whose pew rents and church sub scriptions they are depending? If the church trustees are for the most part business and professional men, with en tirely different points of view from the laborers and artisans, which will have the greatest influence over the pastor? The experiment may be harmless, but it will be interesting to see how long it will last. We note a news item chronicling the death of a Nebraska rural mall delivery carriersat the age of 08 years. As we have had rural mail delivery for only a few years, this would Indicate that carriers are being appointed without reference to their age, otherwise, no one of more than 60 years could have se cured a commission. Here is a place that calls for the attention of the authorities. This sort of work demands men in the prime of life, enjoying good physical health and some moans of re tirement after a prescribed term of active service should be provided. A rural mall delivery carrier at the age of 68 Is a reflection upon the efficiency of the department. Governor Folk was kept in the dark as to the sources of the campaign fund thnt was used to help secure for him bis nomination and election. It Is prob able, also, that in this case the great Inquisitor had a hunch not to let his lnqulsltlveness get the best of him. If trouble continues at St Petersburg General Kouropatkln may have to con sider himself at the head of an Inde pendent organization; for a war thou sands of miles from home has little In terest while bombs are shaking oyal palaces. Latest advices from London indicate that there is k'nlghthood at least for the man . who can show Premier Balfour how to make the question of Irish home rule, In the minds of the British voters, take the place of the proposed fiscal changes. While the United States Is pinking- an effort to secure the body of John Paul Jones, it may be recalled that he was the real founder of,the Russian navy, as well as that of this country, but it was so long ago that he should be forgiven. Plr the Forlorm. Indianapolis Newa Poor old Standard Oil! These days It has about as many friends as the Mormons. And persists tn flourishing with a aimllar degree of cffectlveneae and proaperlty. till There Are at Few Cat. Chicago Tribune. Attorney Oeneral Moody le respectfully informed that the price and the quality of steaks remain under substantially aiml lar circumstance and conditions as before. tkatlaar oa Thla Ire. Chicago Inter Ocean. One of the beat feature of King Ed ward'a adrireaa to Parliament on Tuesday was the Ingenious manner In which It avoided mentioning anything likely te arouae partisan feeling. rOSTAI SAVINGS BAK SYMPOSItM Letter tilvlnai Opinion of Prominent Peblle Men the Qaeatlon. Ten years ago while the country waa In the dump over the slump In the treasury and the endlem chain by which the government was compelled to Issue bonds to keep up the redemption of greenbacks In gold, the following editorial advocating the eetabllah ment of limited postal saving waa pub lished In The Rce. In response to personal letter calling at tention to the article, and Inviting opinions of the plan and asking expression as to the prospect of such legislation In congreaa, re plies were received which are here reproduced: Greenback aa Dal of Popalar Loan. The paramount question before congreas la the preservation of the national creillt and the readjustment of national finances on a sound bajtls. It is now virtually set tled that congress will not consent to the retirement ol the greenback. The issue of more bond la at -best only a make-shirt that will not prevent the continued use of the greenlwcks for the game ot enuttleoock and battledore btjwen banker' ayndicatf and the national treasury. It la. moreover, questionable whether any issue of bonds, short time or long time, low rate or high rate, can be marie a popular loan In tne United 8tatea. The experience of the past with attempts to Host bonds among people of small means does not Justify any such expectation. A few millions of boml might be disposed of by popular subscrip tion, but they would soon rtnd their way Into the vaults of the large bankers and Investment companiea at home and abroad. In our judgment, the oniy government Iohjj that can be made popular Is to be effected by the establishment of postal sav ings bunks. Modeled after the plan of sim ilar banks conducted In other countrlos, these banks would not seriously interfere with tho business of existing savings banks. Hy limiting the amount of deposits receiva ble from any single person to, say It Is safe to predict that from $3to,uO,uoO to t60O,0oO,00O would be placed at the disposal of the government within ninety days without a. strain upon any solvent savings Institution. Transferable postal certificates bearing, say 2Vi per cent Interest, would circulate as currency in emergencies as well as did the Interest bearing greenback during the first stages of the war. The grtat advantage to the government of the postal savings bank would not be so much in floating a popular loan, but In the fact that the greenback could be made the basis of redemption. Tie people of small means would not discriminate In favor of gold. They would cheerfully accept green backs or silver, so long as every American dollar Is kept on a parity with every other American dollar. Thus the bulk of the $34fi,000.0u0 of greenbacks which constitute a constant menace to the treasury reserve would become the basis aa well as the re serve for the postal savings deposits. In asmuch as these deposits would be payable at (ilfferent times, no very considerable amount of the greenbacks reserved for re demption could be withdrawn at any one time. No big batch of guarantees could be presented at the treasury with a demand for payment In gold and the minimum of the gold reserve could be safely reduced. A national postal saving hank wW J have another benlflclnl result. It would bring out of their hiding places the millions of hoarded gold that timid people are afraid to deposit In private banking Institutions. The release of this hoard would tend to re lieve the financial stringency and restore to circulation a large volume of money now out of use. The Bee, Dec. 25, 48. Former Sneaker Reed. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Wash ington, Dec. 28, 1895 Dear Mr. Kosewater: I have your letter of December 26 and the article which you attach to it. I think there Is a good deal In what you say, but I think you would appreciate the difficulty of educating the people on this subject. It however, deserves very careful oonsld- T. B. REED. The truth Is It Is a hard chance to do anything with a government so miscellane ous as this combination of a democratic president who len t a democrat, a senate which does not pretend to be anything at all and a republican house new In the busl nesa. Senator John Sherman. SENATE CHAMBER, Washington. Dec. 28, 189& Mr. E. Rosewater Dear Sir: Tour note of the 25th, with enclosure, is received and read. I do not think that under pres ent conditions the greenbacks can be made the basis of a popular loan. The real trouble we are suffering under Is deficiency of revenue to meet expenditures. When the receipts are equal to the expenditures there will be no difficulty In maintaining our greenbacks at par with gold. The present administration seems to be entirely befogged In its propositions to retire the greenbacks. We are all trying to do our best to relieve the government from its present conditions. JOHN SHERMAN. Senator William B. Allison. UNITED STATES SENATE, Washing ton, Jan. 1, 1896.-E. Rosewater, Esq.-My Dear Sir: Your ot the 2BU ult., enclosing editorial article respecting postal savings, etc., and asking my opinion, received. Pos tal savings banks are a success wherever a country is largely In debt. I had hoped that our debt would be speedily extin guished, but It seems that It Is liable to be increased rather than diminished. If so, some plan of limited postal savings banks would be of utility. I think, however, the first thing we want Is to have ample rev enue to carry on the government without having to borrow money for that purpose. But a limited postal savings scheme In con nection with the reorganisation ot our money system probably would be an ad vantageous feature. These savings woul be In the nature ot a popular loan and could be floated at a very 'owlraItea0-fJn" terest. . W B" ALLISON- Senator William B. Chandler. UNITED STATES SENATE, Washington. Dec 28.-E. Rosewater, Esq. Dear Blr: Yours of the 25th, with editorial Inclosed on postal savings banks. Is received. It doea seem to me a postal bank should be established and I hope to be able to give tho subject some attention, but the prcsi dent prefers to loan money to bankers' syn dicates. WILLIAM E. CHANDLER. Former Speaker Henderson. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Wash ington, Dec. 29, 1895.-My Dear Mr. Rose water: Your letter of the 26th, with editorial, received, and both carefully read. While I am not a finnnclcr, though millions claim to be, It does seem to me as though your plan weuld tl up the greenbacks so that they would not become the Instrument of the speculator, and at the same time utilise them for popular good. I will take the lib erty of submitting your views to those who make a'sneclal study of the financial ques tion. Am very glad to hear from you, and glad to get your suggestions. D. B. HENDERSON. Consrressman Jamea H. Walker. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Wash rngton. Dee. 28. 1896. Mr. E. Rosewater, editor The Omaha Bee, My Dear Sir: It la Impossible for a government, a a govern ment, not doing a regular banking business and taking all the gain 'and risks of a reg ular banker, to maintain specie payment. You ars entirely right on that matter. Th government may sell HO. 000.000 of gold bonds once, In four months, and they can not maintain specie payments. The trouble with postal savings banks Is that the money deposited In Omaha, tn the postoffloe would do Omaha no good. It would go Into the general funds of the gov ernment and drift to New York city as likely aa It would remain In Omaha. Sav ings banks keep the money In the town where th savings bank Is, or at-least II hould do so, or the people rebel, helping mall mechanics to build their homes In that town, or helping to build up manu facturer! to employ the people of the town. Postal savings banks, as saving baik. would be all light, but postal savings would not help build up Omaha and that la what you want a saving bank to do, aa well a to keep the people's savings. The saving of the mechanics of Omaha should be used to build up Omaha, In their own Interests and In the Interests of all. J. H. WALKER. Three years later Postmaster Oeneral Oary officially recommended the establish ment of postal savings banks, which was endorsed editorially by The Bee. Ac knowledgement of the editorial support was made by Oeneral Oary as In the following letter) Office of the Postmaster Oeneral, Wash ington, April 21, 1&SW. Dear Mr. Rose vater: I am receipt of the marked editorial from your pen entitled "Popular 1-oan through Postal Savings Banks." I have read it carefully and agree with you that the savings of the people, collected through postal savings depositories, could be utilized to great advantage to the government In time of trouble such as la upon ua at pres ent. I think It would help the cauae along If you would send a marked copy of your editorial to each member of the committee on poetofflces and post roads of tho house of representatives and of the senate. You, no doubt, have the names of these gentle men at hand. Allow me to thank you for your courtesy In calling my attention to your able ed itorial. JAS. A. OARY. Postmaster Oeneral. This correspondence Is made public now, as specially Interesting In the light of the recent revival of agitation for postal sai is banks. PKRSOMAL AMI OTHERWISE. Nobody cares) about the price when the thermometer Is marked up. People who think spring Is remote should watch young America on the coasting hills. A frlftky young bride of 80 years succeeded in persuading the courts of Maine that she was craiy when she married a kid of 31. The man who gave the lim.OOO dinner In New York City is to be continued In his Job. A man of his liberality deserves the salary. Father Oopon, the Runilan evangfllst, finds the scenery In Swltierland much more enjoyable than the Nevski Prospect at the present time. Mr. Carnegie says he always keeps $11,. 000,000 handy for emergencies. With hens on a vacation and other luxuries on the rl It behooves even millionaires to pre pare for the worst. A New York woman claims to have keen cured of an Incurable disease by the deft touch of the spirit hand of a doctor who has been dead 600 years. That Is a pretty erjff story, but It goes. Chicago occasionally bumps against a wise- Jury. Knowing the weakness of the sex for bargain figures, the aforesaid Jury, in considering a woman's claim for $1,000 damages, gallantly marked It down $999. Much as the country eciteems the civil service rules it Is believed a change that would permit us to bounce the weather man when the weather Is bad and hire him again on pledge of good behavior would be quite generally approved. With Tom Lawson pouring hot air on the head and Kansas dancing on the tall ten tacle of the Standard Oil, one would sup pose that the Rockefellers would modernize their Sunday school texts and blow the lid off their tanks of vituperation. It takes a large piece of artillery to puncture the hide of a hippopotamus. The supremacy of printers' ink as a promoter of fame receives a delicate tribute from a Minneapolis woman. This woman had a grievance, also a horsewhip. To sat isfy the one and utilize the other she called the newspaper reporters together to witness the act, A front page WTlte up was the result of the melee, but the ungallant cusses cut out the woman's name. That was the cruelest cue of all. SRRMOtS BOILED DOWN. 4 Iive Is heaven's light. , Hating reproof Is loving ruin. Sacrifice demonstrates sincerity. ' There Is no achieving without believing. The Word of life 4s a lot more than word. The smooth man ha a hard road ahead of him. No one needs to alt still while waiting tin the lyorrt. No soul was ever yet caught by a steel trap sml!e. The martyr's crown waa never found bjr looking fi It. Ixive may he misunderstood, but it never misunderstand. The greatest miracle is the casting out Of the devil of self. The love of the Lord never yet led men t hate one another. A man may be solid on the time card and still miss hla train. The people will go to the church that gives Itself to them. Many n sister spoils her testimony In tha church by hT tongue In thsi kitchen. There Is something wrong with the home thnt la not the happiest place on earth. It Is the giving In Hla name that turns the up of cold water Into the wine of love. Some people never enjoy themselves un less they are getting out an Injunction on another's happiness. Many an average man has been spoiled by having to live with a man who thought he was way above the average. This is nol tho only world that Ip ral-lo-is to tho man who goes around looking for a chance to put his feeling under th other fellow's feet. Chlcar Tribune. IlOMFSrif Pl.KASAN TIMES. "That hateful Mrs. Nexdore remarked ttt me today," said the pretty young wife, "that 'beauty is only skin deep.' " "('(line, now,'' replied her shrewd hus buiul. "what are ou leading up to?" "Well, 1 was Just going to nay I'd like to have n lltilu of it mat was sealskin oecp." 1'hlladolphla lYesa. "What would you do, dear. If I'd dleT" "l il go nearly crazy, dear. "Would you marry again" "1 dulii t say i d go ciear crazy, did 17" Cleveland Leader. Mistress Don't deny it, Bridget; I saw you permit that policeman to kins you last evening. HrnUet Well, ma'am, ye wouldn't have me be locked up fur reslstin' an officer, would ye? Philadelphia Leader. Eva But you know an eminent professor savs that kissing is a form of Insanity. Jack Well, dear, haven't you often said that I was crazy ? Indianapolis News. One morning at breakfast, after looking over a pile If bills, the husband Inquired: "Why do you have an account at so many stores, my dear?" "Oh," said his wife, sweetly, "don't you see? If you buy things that way it makes all the bills so much smaler!" New York Times. "Have you read those rules on how to be come an optimist?" "They don't interest me a little bit. I'm a married man." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "All the world's a stage," said the man Who Quotes. "Yes," said the friend who was reading a newspaper; "but now and then it looks more like a prise ring." Washington Star. Miss- Ann Teek I wish handkerchiefs weren't ho popular as birthday gifts with some people. I got more than three dosen mv last birthday, and Miss Pert Well, well; one for each year, eliV Philadelphia Ledger. Mr. Nexdore My daughter had her flrt opportunity last night to play the new piano we bought for nor. Did you hear her? Mrs Peppery Yes, and we had company last night; we were delighted. Mrs. Nexdore Er-really? Mrs. Pepprey Yes, we dldn t like out" callers at all and were glad they left early. Philadelphia Press What! Paid $50 for a hat? Woman, arej yNobufc you. are, all right!" Cleveland. 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