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niE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22, W07. mem The Omaha Daily Bee . lOLNUED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER. VICTOn ROSEWATER, EDITOR. Entertd at Omaha postofflce aa second ares matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Tally Hea without Suwlay). one year..RnO lally pee Hnd Sunday one year " Sunday iiee. ona year Saturday Hep, ont year I-W DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Dally lira (Including Sunday), per week..lia lsily Hen iw.ihout Sunday), per week...lOo fcvenln lies (without Sunday), per week.ao Evening lies (with Kuoday), per wek....lOo - Addiess a!', complaints of irregularities In delivery to City circulation Department OFFICES. Omaha The Bee rluildlng. Bouih Omaha City Hall Building. Council Hlu(Ts 16 E-ott fitreet. Chlcago4iit0 fnlty Building. New Vork 1V Homo Life Inaiirnnce Blag Washington Ml Fourteenth Btreet. CORRESI-ONDENCE. Communications relating to nws anil edi torial matter should be addressed. Omaha bee. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 2-cent stamps received In payment of mall accounta. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CTRCTTI.ATION. Stnte of Nebraska, Pouglaa County. . Charlea C. Roewater, general manager of The Bee Publishing Company, belnu duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete coplea of The Dally, . Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee prlntsd during the month of May, 1907. was aa follows: 1 SB,BO , IS 83,760 I 35,510 ' It 33,800 . SS.SBO 20 36,370 4 35,410 !1 36,620 t 34,300 tl 35,610 ' f 30,580 23 35,500 t 85,480 H 35,630 1 35,650 25 35,800 35,730 2 34,800 10 38,890 17 86,460 11 35,390 21 35,610 11 84,560 2 36,010 It 35,486 10 35.S40 14 85,380 SI 3510 . 16 3SJ30 1 35,460 Total... 1,096,630 17 35,360 Leas unsold and returned copies 9,067 Net total' 1,083.053 Dally average 32,033 CHARLES C. ROSEWATER, General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this Slat day of May, 1907. , (Seal) M. B. HUNOATB, Notary Public. WHEW OCT OF TOWH. afcserlbera lenvlaar the) city tem porarily should biT The Baa mailed to then. Address will ha chaaa-ed aa oftea aa requested. The Dearer durua has been dls ftolved. No flowers.- - The government has ordered the ,' Cmbrella trust to quit reigning. 'eMeaaaa ass ' Colonel Bryan says he is far from being discouraged. He's a peerless loser, aa well as a peerless leader. In other words, Mr. Uryan is Batis ied to have the democratic party do as It pleases, so long as It follows his ad vice. - Some folks complaining about the prices charged down at Jamestown are referring to it as the Jesse Jamestown exposition. : Jack London says, "I am not an au thority on anything." London's vote was all that was necessary to make it unanimous. The plan to Introduce cock fighting In Chicago has failed. Cock fighting Is a tame sport compared with the Chicago Board of Trade contests. ''The wonders of the world have been Increased from seven to eight. The democratic convention in Oklahoma has declared for statewide prohibition. , "A smile does not cost a cent," says the Nw Orleans States. It may not in New Orleans, but up here it C03ts 15 cents or two for a quarter unless the other fellow takes beer. Carrie Nation told the Washington authorities that she is a servant of the Lord. Saloon keepers have a suspi cion that she is a servant of the man ufacturers of bar glassware. 1 ; Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson ems to have a notion that the Japa nese will declare war on the United States as soon as they learn he is no longer connected with the navy. Women teachers in New York and Brooklyn have decided to form a union. They are proceeding on the theory that a teacher is entitled to as much consideration as a Janitor. Tokio reports that Japanese feeling against the United States la dying out. (t will .disappear more rapidly when Kurokl tells the elder statesmen about tome things he saw in this country. A Louisville newspaper asserts that $50,000 were carried away, from that city by the bookmakers as a result of the recent horse races. tVen an edi tor Is Inclined to exaggerate his losses. Too much should not be expected !rom San Francisco's efforts at honest tovernnient. The city has had the ther kind so long that It is almost certain to makii some blunders at the itart. At least one street pavement lead ing to and from the railroad station '.n fit condition to permit distinguished visitors to be carried uptown aud back 'n comfort would come in right handy or Omaha. The Japanese Industrial society has declared tor aa eight-hour day and an Increase of 40 per rent in wages. At that rate, "cheap foreign labor" will toon exist only Iq the speeches, of the spellbinders . It Lincoln people put In as much energy trying to build Lincoln's busi ness up as they do in trjjng to pull Omsha'e business down ty would get along a great deal further and auako progreta a great deal fueV-r. V- LATibQRABBERS VS. LAKD REPAIRERS. Nothing so became the public land convention at Denver as Its sine die adjournment after a determined but Ineffective effort to create 'a public sentiment opposed to the president's forestry and public land preservation policy. The convention adopted a series of resolutions, rather platitud inous in character, proclaiming the op position of the west to any policy tha( deprives the "home builder" from ac cess to the. public lands by purchase or pre-emption, and demanding a re duction of the forest reservations made by the president, in order tbat available agricultural lands shall be left open to the homesteader and the bona flde settler. The resolutions were de cidedly mild conipared with the ante convention talk of the aggressive in dividuals who have made fortunes or want to make fortunes by monopolis ing for present day profit the natural resources of the west which the presi dent insists shall be held as a public heritage and developed for the com mon good. President Roosevelt's letter to the convention proved unanswerable, and doubtless did much to temper the tone of the resolutions finally adopted. He made It plain that the only purpose of the government was an enforcement of the laws or the enactment of new ones limiting the amount of govern ment land which may be acquired by one person, stopping the fraudulent practices by which the land syndicates and the lumber barons have secured control of property which belongs to and should be held for actual home builders; that the government pro poses to maintain for the children of today and the future some small sup plies of timber and to so protect the mountains with forest cover that water for irrigation shall not fail, and the rivers whose use as highways of commerce it Is sought to restore shall always have a sufficient flow; that the settler, the man of small means who has taken up a farm which he intends himself to work and on the proceeds of which he intends to sup port and bring up his family, shall not be irreparably injured by the de mands 'of the syndicates that have fattened on the public resources at the expense of the home builders. The entire policy of the administra tion, both in the matter of public lands and forestry reserves, has been and Is to safeguard the rights of the home-maker and make settlement and development of the country easier and safer than it is under existing condi tions. Even the cattle barons, the land syndicates and the timber loot ers, so ably represented in the con vention at Denver have been unable successfully to assail this policy, which has in fact been strengthened by tho attempt of this convention to over throw it. V CUTTING A JUICY MELOX President Weir of the Adams Ex press company cannot much longer be kept la the ranks of the captains of industry. He has just effected a coup that should at least make him a colonel, if, not a brigadier general. With the Interstate Commerce com mission beginning to take notice of the operations of the express com panies, which under the new rate law are designated as common carriers and subjected to the supervision and regulation of the federal authorities, President Weir has decided that It Is high time to cut a melon, to dispose of a little matter of $24,000,000 lying around in the vaults of the company. An exhibition of that much surplus wealth might cause some curious rep resentative of the Interstate Com merce commission to ask why rates were not reduced, and as such an in quiry might prove embarrassing Pres ident Weir proposes to make the asset a liability, in outward form, by divid ing the $24,000,000 among the share holders of the company. Formal announcement Is made that the "board of managers has deter mined, to reduce the amount of capital of the association and the reserve fund derived largely from its investments."- It is proposed to take this $24,000,000 surplus and transfer it to a trust company as collateral se curity and to make on this an issue of 4 per cent bonds, payable in forty years, which shall be distributed to the shareholders to the amount of double the par of the stock they hold. Such bonds do not represent the debt, but accumulated earnings, put into securities and represented by obliga tions of the company to pay 4 per cent lnUrest a year on their face value. It is a clever scheme to pre vent the issue of new stock or the declaration of a dividend that might attract by the liberality of its pro portions. The other system would have been denounced as. stock water ing, a pastime somewhat unpopular with the American public. " A financial melon was cut In a simi lar way by this express company In 189S, but the-amount then divided was but $12,000,000. The capital of the company, according to Moody's manual,. Is $11,000,000. For many years 8 per cent dividends have been paid. The 100 per cent distribution in 1898 and the $00 per cent dividend now to be distributed Aggregates $36,000,000 which the shareholders of the company have absorbed In the last nine years, In addition to the regular 8 per cent annual dividend and an extra I per cent dividend declared in' 18 OS and continued, each year since. Even the Standard Oil com pany has not been more liberal to tta stockholders. Of course, It wouM tie Impertinent to. suggest that the ex press companies ought to reduce their charges to avoid cuch difficulty in dis tributing a surplus without attracting unfavorable attention. It would doubtless be Impertinent also to sug gest that congress might create a par cels post service, to save the express companies the annoyance of wrestling every few years with a swollen surplus. " ESD Or BRoWSSrilLE 1XQU1RT. It Is unfortunate, from every stand point, that the senate committee of in quiry should adjourn without reaching any definite conclusion fixing the re sponsibility for the shooting at Brownsville, Tex., which resulted in President Roosevelt dismissing an en tire battalion of the Twenty-fifth In fantry without honor. The committee has not established the Identity of the men who did the shooting. Testimony offered was most conflicting, although the burden of it was that the soldiers "shot up" the town. The moBt regrettable feature of the entire case Is that race prejudice and political partisanship have been the most Important factors at the hearing, to the prejudice of the fact9. Those who want to believe that the citizens of Brownsville, disguised as soldiers, did the shooting, in order to create public sentiment against the presence of negro troops, may find some com fort in the testimony. Those who pre fer to believe that the negro troops did the shooting can find plenty of point blank testimony on that side of the case. Senator Foraker la uncon vinced, or professes to be, and is try ing to make political capital out of the affair by contending that the negro troops are innocent because their guilt has not been proved beyond a reason able doubt. Under the circumstances It seems probable that congress will receive the majority and minority reports of the committee and then drop the case. That Is the natural and logical result, since the injeorton of politics has ap parently made it impossible that the exact facts in the case can ever be ascertained. WASTED-MORE COSVEKTWWS. The Commercial club promises to take up systematically the work of in ducing more conventions to select Omaha as their meeting place. There is no good reason why Omaha should not be a favorite, among con vention cities not only for state organ izations, but for associations and gath erings of national scope. Omaha has an auditorium unexcelled for the hold ing of large assemblages and plenty of smaller halls to accommodate sub divisions of big society meetings. Omaha has suffered in its prestige as a convention city by lack of hotel fa cilities, but it is improving In this di rection, and even though there is still a demand for a new modern fireproof hotel of first magnitude, we will by next year be able to take care of any ordinary crowd with reasonable com fort and convenience. But to get conventions 'located re quires work at least a year in advance, and often the foundation must be laid two or three years ahead. If tho Commercial club committee having this matter in charge wants to pro duce results it should get busy now in stringing wires to land 1908 and 1909 conventions, and to meet the competi tion of other cities that are equally alert and active in promoting their in terests along this line. Omaha's geo graphical location and railroad facili ties, making It a central point equally accessible to delegations from all parts of the country, should give it an ad vantage enjoyed by few other cities and an advantage of which we should make the most. Conventions worth having, however, will not come with out going after them and keeping after them. The president of Group One of the Nebraska State Bankers' association wants the backers to take the lead in heading off fake promoters and bunco syndicates that prey upon the public with worthless stocks and bonds. There is nothing to stop the bankers from denouncing these swindlers pub licly on any and all occasions. The chief trouble has been that a lot of bankers have occupied their leisure moments by promoting wind and water corporations and some of the exposures might strike too close to home. The Nebraska railroads maintain expensive taj bureaus that are ex pected to prove their usefulness by holding down the assessment of the roads and figuring out schemes by which they may compromise their Just tax obligations. The tax bureaucrats are busy all the time with the assist ance of the railroad lawyers con stantly at their command, while the ordinary taxpayer has to depend on conscientious public officers and un biased judges to protect his rights. Mayor "Jlrn'e" Fourth of July ukase has made its appearance, but it lacks all the snap and ginger which would be expected in a patriotic proclama tion by a cowboy mayor. There Is nothing in it about "cutting her loose" or "whooping it up." or "stampeding the herd," or "a hot old time" in tact some people may be Inclined to doubt whether the new edict really comes from, Mayor "Jim" or Is not an old discarded document left over by one of bis predecessors. - The decision of Judge Smith Mc pherson to hold the Missouri rate in junction case in abeyance three months so that the railroads may give the S-cent fare law a trial in that state regalia the story of the justice of the peace who, after hearing the evidence. declared, "1 will take this case under advisement and reserve Judgment un til next week Tuesday, when I shall decide for the defendant." The World-Herald would like to have Its controversy with Colonel Wat terson run on, like Tennyson's brook, forever. That is why it Is, therefore, baiting the Kentucky colonel for a re ply and then for a rejoinder, and then again another. The compliment of being noticed by Colonel Watterson is too flntterlng for It to pass by. A stubborn customs offlofer refuses to classify a lot of champagne con signed by Commander Wlnslow of the navy to his Newport address as "household goods and necessities." That customs official apparently does not know what constitutes necessities for a naval officer planning a summer campaign at Newport. Commander Peary is now looking around for a young, vigorous and strong surgeon to go with him to the North Pole. LaBt report from Peary was that he was looking around for an elderly, pompous old gentleman with mutton chop whiskers who would fur nish a check to cover the expenses of the Junket. The Bee is glad to note the conver sion of both its local contemporaries to the belief that slot machine gam bling is an evil, whether the chips are cashed in for money or for stock-in-trade. It has taken a long time, however, for them to reach this point of moral reformation. - The local franchlsed corporations are not bothering the Board of Equal ization much these days. The fight to secure full assessment of their prop erty and franchises has been won and they are willing to let well enough alone. Texas officials are arresting railroad station masters who exact more than 2 cents a mile for railroad tickets. They do queer things In Texas, but somehow they have a faculty tor get ting at the source of trouble. Good Slsra of Prosperity. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Postal receipts throughout the eountry are much larger than they were a year ago. which Is equivalent to saying that business In general Is unusually prosperous. Groundless Fears. Cleveland Leader. v Prestdent Roosevelt was the man most praised In the opening speeches at Tho Hague. And some people used to 11a awake o' nights for fear ha might fill rtia world with war. Pnbllo Land a Private Snap. Kansas City Times. When tho public lands convention in Denver speaks of "we, the people cf the United States," It means the sheep grow ers and cattleman who wish to ue the public domain for their private advantage. Playing a Lifeless Gam. Philadelphia Press. Somebody has submitted to the president a plan to take the trust question out of politics. If that should be adopted there wouldn't be enough left in present day politics to make a stump speech about. RrofllrmliiK tho Limit. Pittsburg Dispatch. President Roosevelt laughingly explains he has no designs on the presidency of Harvard college and that his Lansing re marks simply meant that when ha is di vested of his cares of office one year and nine months' hence he will have time to be an active member of the alumni associa tion. Yet some people persist In represent ing him as a candidate for continuance in the office he now holdsl Power to Enforce Treaties. Milwaukee Sentinel. The country is once more reminded of the necessity of legislation Imperatively needed to make the t'nlted Statea a com petent treaty-making power, by the re current mob attacks on foreigners In San Francisco. Were the arm of .Uncle Sam made long enough to reach at once theBe hoodlum violators of our treaty obliga tions their power for international mis chief Vould be snuffed out at once. Oh, Phoebe, How Could YooT Baltimore American. Miss Phoebo Cousins, the first woman lawyer and United States marshal, is to the fore with the announcement that woman suffrage la a failure. While there may be a dlveralty of opinion upon this subject, it Is hardly becoming for a mem ber of the sex who has won hor education and position aa the reault of the movement for feminine advancement of which woman suffrage is a predominant phase to make such a statement. Mlas Couxlna hns not repudiated the advantage accorded her personally, while she has failed to recog nize the good of the movement which made her attainments possible. ADAMS' BIG MKLOt, Shareholders of an Eipreu Company Booked tr Slice, i Chicago Tribune. The Adams Express company Is about to distribute among shareholders $24,0M,OW in collateral trust bonda representing Urn accumulated surplus asset of the coi-por-i-tlon. Nina years ago it distributed .12,iMu, 000. Aa the company la capitalized for $12,900,000, it will have declared in nine years special dividends amounting to too per cent, plus the regular S per cent divi dend, and an occasional 2 per cent extra. Manifestly here Is a public service cor poration which serves the publlo with un stinted profit to Itself. Even If the rates 1ml been much lower than they were prodiral dlvidenda could have been paid to stockholders. If there was need of the ' regulation of railroad rates, there is evi dent need of the direct or Indirect regula tion of express charges. , They can be .indirectly but effectively regulated through the adoption by tho United Btaies of a domestic parcel post system. The express companies have per sistently and successfully fought legislation in that direction. They have had a friend In the senate who baa been of great serv Ice to them. The companies have pleaded that ther ratea were moderate and that It would be unjust for the national govern ment to enter their Held of labor and do the work for leas. The 300 per cent divi dend of the Adams Express company de molishes that argument. , Doubtless the domestic parcels post pro ject will be brought up again when con greaa convenes and will have mere sup porters than ever before. That great divi dend ras furnished them aa argument tfeay will uot tail to UtOj OTHER l. tnnj Til AX Ol'RS. The csar of all the Russtas has given the world an astonishing exhibition of the dual personality in royal life. Almost at the assembling hours of The Hague peace conference, originally called Into exist ence and foatered by Csar Nicholas, tho emperor dissolves the Duma, the second at tempt at representative government In Rus sia. To the world at larre Is presented the spectacle of an autocratic ruler encourag ing peace and harmony among the nations and at the same time demolishing the feeble structure of constitutional govern ment at home. One hand holds out the olive branch aa a symbol of good will to world powers. The other unsheaths the sword of despotism and declares war on political progress in the Russian empire. A "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" la not a novelty In the annals of royalty. Usually the character performs his part under the cover of diplomatic Intrigue. Nicholas, dis carding the cautious methods of diplomacy, leaps to the center of the world's stage as a promoter of peace among his neighbors, a tyrant among his own. The power which ended the life of the Duma Justifies the act by asserting that the members were not subservient to the will of Its creator. A majority did not respond to royal wishes or heed the royal lash. The members labored under the detualon that they had some rights which autocracy was bound to respect. From this Idle dream they were rudely awakened, driven out of the royal temple, some ordered home, others to Jail. Lest the world should harshly judge the act, the czar hastens to assure mankind of his good intention by ordering an elec tion of a new Duma. No doubt the emperor, by a succession of elections, will eventually secure a Duma fo Ms liking. It Is a almpln trick, easily within the grasp of an amateur. Meanwhile, conditions In Russia are going from bad to worse and bombs are popping from Peterhof to Odessa. An American abroad, writing to the Boston Transcript, offers a plausible Inter pretation of the proposed visit of King Edward to Ireland. The writer reiterates the claim often heard before the king ascended the throne thit as prlnc of Wales he was aa favorable to the aspira tions of the Irish people as his official position permitted him to be. The coming visit Is to be a reaffirmation of good will and Is timed to soothe the Just indignation of the people over the betrayel of the home rule cause by the liberal ministry. "It may be taken for granted," says the writer, "that King Edward does not now prepare for an Irish tour with the queen by reason of being under any nonsensical delusion that the Irish people can be distracted from their pursuit of home rule by the pomp and show of his royal progress. He Is too old and shrewd a man of the world to Im agine that he can bubble them. Why does he go, then? It can't be much pleasure for the good-hearted monarcli to see ono of tho finest countries in the world given over largely to grazing beasts Instead of to maintaining the stout race that has car ried the bayonets of his throne trium phantly in every quarter of his realms. It can't be much pleasure for him to witness that lovely land much abandoned to tho aged, to children growing up with littl prospect save the hope of emigrating to America, to the depopulation, beggary, ruin, and downcast faces that there prevail after "twenty years of resolute government." Why does he go? Surely to do the Irish people a good turn. Tp give them a hint, one that he knows their quick wlta will probably take. He knows the Inside of British politics, and they know he knows It. A mere nod from the posted friend Is worth reams of uninformed talk at this Juncture." Here, then. Is the opportunity for the king to make his relsn Illustrious. Ireland can appreciate justice, though long delayed. A London paper complains that "shoals of American bunco steerers" are Infesting London Just now and are operating more upon American tourists than the natives. "Already," aays a Scotland Yard detective, quoted by the paper, "the London police have received many complaints from con fiding Americans who have trusted well dressed strangers and lost their valuables In consequence. The chief stock la trade of these rogues is the art of Inspiring con fidence. They have even' been known to deceive detectives. One man who posed as a member of a . millionaire New York family aold a string of valuable horsea last week to a new arrival who had ambitions to shine as the owner of stock. The only flaw In the bargain, from the purchaser's point of view, was that after the confidence man had vanished with the dollars It was discovered that the horses belonged to an other and respectnble American. It would aurprlae you to know the men who are taken In by these little tricks. Hard headed business men and experienced men of the world fall ready victims to these well dressed, plausible scoundrels." The Auatrlans are more than a century behind us In conferring the boon of uni versal suffrage, but they seem to have kept an eye upon ua and to have discovered through our experience the weakest point In auch an elective system. Under their lew .laws it is' made not only the legal right, but the legal duty for every man to vote. If he neglects thla duty he la sub ject to punishment as for a misdemeanor, the fines ranging from 20 cents to $2. These I sums, small aa they seem to the citizens of a country In which things are done In big figures, will stand for a considerable ! degree of sacrifice by the average Austrian who may find himself called to pay cither ' of them. If we ever reach compulsory voting here, aa we probably will, we shall have to see the Auatrlans and raiae them several chips in the way of fines, A dispute that arose some weeks ago be tween Hungary and Croatia over the ques tion of the official language of the Hun garian state railways has led to an awk ward breach between the Hungarian gov ernment and the representatives of Croatia. t TNi Hungarian government recently intro dufii a bill to amend the service regalia- jtlom i.n Hungarian atate railways. The Ci'iitlans immediately demandnd that a ' knowledge of Magyar should not be obliga'- toiy for state railway servants In Croatia and Slavonla. They pointed out that the Hvngaro-Croatlan compact of 1868 declares railways to be a Joint concern of Hungary and Croatia and that therefore the Cf at an language ought to be the official language of all Joint con-ems In Croatia and Blavon'a. The Hungarian minister of commerce, M. Kossuth, on behalf of the government, re. Jected tljls demand on the ground that the compact of lfC8 could not apply to the state railways, Inaamuch aa they did not exist at that date. Thla explanation failed to satisfy the .Croatian representatives, who at once broke off negotiations with the Hungarian government. The breach is sig nificant, as it shows a relapse of the Hun-garo-Croatlan relationship into Its former condition of mutual distrust. Noit Too Moch of a Rood-Thin. Philadelphia Record. Evidently Ambassador Bryre has none too high an opinion of the output of-our legislatuiea, for when ha was asked If the Oklahoma constitution waa not too much In the nature of a legislative measure he replied: "Too much can never be put Into a constitution." Constitutional conven tions are not as common as legislatures, and perhaps the people are a little more avlect la choosing mwnbara of taa former than of the latter. Docs It Pay to Buy mm STRAW Ml It DOES in Many Ways. Ours Are EXCLUSIVELY GOOD HATS $!I2, $22, $322, $422, $522 . Edward Zeiss Successor io "C. H. FREDERICK CO. 1504 FARNAM ST. - OMAHA. POLITICAL DRIFT. Recent vetoes of Oovernor Hughes aro regarded In conservative quarters aa lin ing the governor to a commanding position as a presldental quality. Colonel AVattfrson's cry, "Back- to the Cons' ltutlun," would command more en thuslaslsm in the ranka if a pie counter attachment waa assured. Pittsburg Is stunned almost to speech lessness because there has been returned to the city treasury $50, an unexpended balance of an appropriation for a councll manlc Junket, j The Toklo J1JI has taken an'unlnue posi tion on the American preslJental question. "Here's our hand Bill," the editor exclalmi In substance, leaving supporters of rival Bills to interpret It as thoy like. A law enacted In Connecticut abolishes ssloon srreens, giving the tippler the long delayed privilege of kitting the highball or dumping the schooner within optical range of those who haven't the price. Governor Cummins of Iowa one day this week atopped long enough in the political preserves of Philander Knox to assure the Plttsburgers that "the west Is stronsly In favor of the renomlnatlon of Theodore Roosevelt." The Investigation Into the' looting of the Pennsylvania statehouae goes to show that the air space between the legs of chairs wa measured up and paid for at contract rates. Even now the state is pay ing for the hot air provoked by tho loot ing. Johp H. Bankhcad, who waa appointed senator froirt Alabama to succeed John T. Morgan, owes his advancement Indirectly to his failure to retain the seat which he long occupied In the house of representa tives. Ho was defeated for congress in 1906 by Captain R, P. Hobson. Bette than a summer vacation with all expenses paid Is tho pleasure to be had from reading the Chicago Inter-Ocean's dally boost for Speaker Cannon for presi dent. Nothing so racy and picturesque has been seen In print since Huckleberry Finn visited the graveyard in the dark of the moon. Boost for Civilisation. Baltimore American. A bill Is to be Introduced In congress next winter providing for teachinf of humane treatment of animals In the publlo schools. Several pities have adopted this course and the humane societies- expect much result from the work. Such teaching should be general, as a higher standard of civilization generally la Involved la humanity toward the lower creation. Can Afford to Bo Cool. t Washington Herald. Perhaps the main reason why Carroll D. Wright thinks the president uses no stronger expression than "By Qeorge" la that the other fellow la Invarlnbly the one who needs the cues words. There's never any falling off in the grand flavor of Ginger Snaps The nicest spiciest, mast tantalizing ginger anaps everv For POPULAR price for a Sack Suit is $25.00. "We think you will get more money here " better merchandise, better styles, bet ter fit than almost anywhere else. Our assortment of new models and at tractive patterns is undoubtedly greater than others carry.' Various shades of gray and blue are found in. our well-made, well-finished, hand-tailored Suits at $25.00. Browning, King & Co R. S. WILCOX, Mgr. m BREEZY LINES. "Whst's the matter?" "Proposed to a girl last night." "Oct the mitten?" "No, the boots. Her father came In." Cleveland Leader. "That young man who calls round at your house isn't Snuare." "All right; next tlmo be turna up I'll turn him down." Houston Post. "It must be a terrible disappointment to be a defeated candidate." "Oh. I don't know," answered the mail who always tries to look on the bright side. "Sometimes It's a pretty good ad vertisement for a law practice or a led are tour." Washington Star. "I see." said the shade of General Put nam, "t.hat they are agitating my ride on earth." "Yes?" said the astral body interpreter.. "They have overlooked my prime nolileve ment," declared the old warrior. "Kor, un like most men, I got out of a predicament by getting in a hole." Baltimore American. Lawson Is old Bullion a real lover of rtT Dawson I should say so. Why, he can t enjoy a picture unless he haa paid at least for It." Somervllle Journal. "Did you gt home before the storm, broke last night?" asked the first clubman. "Of course," replied the other. "The storm never breaks at my houae until I get home." Washington Herald. "D'Auber hns a commission to paint the president's portrait in water oolirs for some government Institution In Washing ton," ssld Wise. "You don't say," replied Asoum. W hy In wator colors?" "1 don't know, but perhaps the Women s Christian Temperance union Insisted upon It." Philadelphia Press. TASTE FOR LITERATURE. Purges Johnson In Harper's. The goal, a learned soul Is he! He takei a tome upon his knee, And be It ever so profound. In rarest lore though It abound. Expounded by some ancient sage, Yet he'll devour It page by page With careless mien and free. Were I a goat 'twould make me gloat In glee! For aa thf matter atand with me, I delve In books unceasingly; Yet some I read of vast portent And never know Just what they meant. I fear (with aorrow be it said) My atomacn a aironjrer man my n-rr A dreadful way to be! 1 That's why I d gloat, were I a goat. You see. The goat a cultured taste has he, , And catholic as it can be. Through libraries he'll browse with seat And find no works he can't digest. Though nowadays there's stuff that's writ Would give a goat a coughing fit. Or so It seems to me. But, ah! the goat a husky throat Haa he. With clever perspicacity I've learned a thing that startled me. Slnoe I myaelf nave writ a booh I scan reviews with anxious look And all the papers that I read Have hired a goat to do the deed 'TIs true aa true can be. And much I've wrote haa smote a goat. Or stuck, I fear, within his throat. Ah me I lib' VTIONAL BISCUIT , COMPANY.