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THE OMAHA DAILY REE: FRIDAY, APRIL 17. 100?.
The Omaha Daily Bee. FOUNDED 8T EDWARD ROSEWATER. VICTOR nCSKWATER, EDITOR. Entered at -Omaha Postotflc aa aecond. claaa matter.- TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Dally be (without Sunday), ona yar..H 00 Dally Bee and Sunday, ona year ' Sunday Bee, ona year., Saturday Be,, one year DELIVERED BT CARRIER: Dally Bee (Including Sunday), par week.ISc Dally He (without Sunday), par waek.ljo Kvenlng Bea. (without Sunaay), per week o livening Bee (with Sunday), per week 10c Addreaa all complalnta of irregularities In delivery to City Circulation Department. OFFICES: - Omaha The Bea Building. South Omaha City flail Building. Council Ulurfe 15 Bcott Street. Chicago IMC t'nlvaralty Building. New York-Rooms 1101-UOJ. No. M West Thtrty-thlrd Street. Washington 725 Fourteenth Street N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. Communication relating to newa and edi torial matter ahould he addressed. Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit bv draft, express or poatal order payable to Tha Bea Publishing company. Only 2-cent stamps received In payment of mall account. Personal rhecka. exrept on Omaha or caatern exchangee, not accepted. STATEMKNT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nehrnska, Dougla County, as.: OeorRn R. Tsuchuck. treasurer of Tha Bee Publishing company., being du'T worn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies of Tha Dally. Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed during tha month of March, 1908, waa aa follow: 1 38,550 17 37,580 t 30,040 II. 30,030 t v 36,360 1 304100 4 30,430 20 30,080 ( 30,870 21 30,580 30,680 23 30,400 1 30,190 23.. 30,OO 35,500 24...; 30,730 I , . 38,480 26...., 36,580 10 36.300 . 29...' 89,840 ' '.. 36,670 27... 36,700 '3 36,600 28...,. 30.570 . 36,180 29 36,350 T4 35,970 80 30,550 It 30,360 81 80,930 It .38,669 Totala ..1,133,360 Leas unsold and returned coDles., t,16a Net total.... ,1B3,0 Dally average 36.8M GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Treaaurer. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to befora ma thla 1st day of April, 1908. I8ea,l) ROBERT HUNTER, Notary Public WHKH OCT Or TOWS, f abacrlbers leaving; the) city feaa g-orarllr shoal kare The Bea Mailed ta thena. Address will be' changed aa oftea aa reqaeated. New York Is still "the enemy's country" to Mr. Bryan. , Mrs. Howard Gould may return to the stage. In a tank drama? It is authoritatively announced for the 'steenth time that the power canal has once more been fully financed. The antl-tirywn democrats have made a late start In their campaign, and are not going very fast at that. Wonder if anyone Is afraid some arlletlc plagiarist might be tempted to copy that copyrighted statue of Lin coln? "Rich American girls are a danger," says a Rome paper. Perhaps, but Eu rope Is full of brave men ready to court danger. The populists insist that Mr. Bryan is a democrat and the eastern demo- Sciats insist that he is a populist. What Ms a democrat? Senator- Knox says he will take no ; vara tit. u"' this summer. He needs none, as he has been at sea with his boom all winter. ( Cftunel Bryan Is willing to let the rank and file of tho party speak, but ilf they do not call for him ho Insists that It is not their voice. 6 "Thore is no place in the country that needs a union depot any worse 'than Dallas does," says the Dallas ;News. Except Kansas GHty. "The backbone of the opposition to Tft Is broken," writes a Washington correspondent. The opposition to T&f t never had much backbone. Several teams la the American . leaguo are tied with Washington for , Iset place, but they will be rooted out long beforo the season Is over. A convicted bigamist in New York has been sentenced to support both .his families. The courts occasionally get a proper notion of punishment. If that power canal is bound to come to Omaha without waiting for our aid or consent, It is hard to see why anyone here should get excited about It. Senators Depew and Piatt will both go to the Chicago convention as dis trict delegates. They go as the little two instead of with the "Big Four." as in the old days. The Omaha Grain exchange has a iew weather, map installed by the Department of Agriculture at a cost of 1 , 0 0 0 . Weather sometimes comes high, but we must have it. v "How would Harrlman and Day bit the country as a presidential ticket?" asks the Philadelphia Press. Ho '.would the country hit Harrlman and Day as a presidential ticket? Judge'Alton B. Parker will head tho j New York delegation to tho national convention at Denver. Mr. Bryan will be as glad to see htm there as he was to see Mr. Bryan at St Louis, about. Just I Again all records for excavation in the Panama canal work have been broken, J, 480, 170 cubic yands having I been removed In March. The only re- "gret of the Washington officials now 'is that the army . engineers were not (ln charge of the work from the first. "THE OLD rAHKKR OAlHO. In displuming the movement in New York In favor of the candidacy" of Governor Johnson of Minnesota for the presidential nomination, on the democratic ticket the local Bryanlte organ, the World-Herald, on April 10, said: These meetings are bring engineered hy the satellite! of Jim Hill. ThomastF. Ryan and by the 'Flngy" C'onners, VJlfurphys. Sheehans and Ouffeys, who helped betray the party four years ago. Governor' John son's candidacy la In the hands of the old Parker gang. . "The old Parker gang" will be at the Denver convention, selected by. an overwhelming vote of the democratic state convention In New York. A resolution offered instructing the dele gates to the Denver convention to sup port Mr. Bryan was voted down with a whoop and the convention named Judge Alton B. Parker, Charles F. Murphy, Lewis Nixon and Charles Froeh as the "Big Four" to the. Den ver convention. The men who, according to Mr. Bryan's organ, "helped betray the party four years ago" will, therefore, be in evidence at Denver. Parker and Murphy will be there on the state del egation "Flngy" Conners will go as a delegate from the Buffalo district and Colonel Guffey will head an unln structed delegation from Pennsylvania. The Kyans, the Sheehans and others who appear on Mr. Bryan's list of party traitors will probably be found among the visitors, as they were at St. Louis In 1904. The representatives of "the old Parker gang," however, will not all come from New York. The same World-Herald of yesterday, In refer ring to the efforts that are being rftade in other states to secure unpledged delegations to Denver, said: Eastern money Is to be used, In states concededly for Bryan, to procure, by hook or crook la the state conventions delegates who will betray him at Denver and turn traitor to their constituents. It Is hoped to accomplish this end through tha "ma chine" bosses like Roger Sullivan, who, profeaslng a Up service to the Nebraakan, are known to be opposed to him at heart. This comes as something of a shock, In view -of the peace protocol signed by Sullivan and Bryan at Lincoln a few weeks ago by the terms of which they were to forget all the nasty things they had said of each other in former fights. Sullivan was to be al lowed to remain as national commit teeman for Illinois and, In return, was to give Mr. Bryan the Illinois delega tion. On the surface, at least, Sulli van appears to be living up to his agreement, even if Mr Bryan's friends are torn by suspicions. The plan of action of the New York delegation has not been announced, but Judge Parker has a distinguished precedent for a course that would at least Inject the element of excitement Into the Denver meeting. In 1904 Mr. Bryan went to Chicago, hired a hall and delivered an elaborate ad dress in which he explained why Judge Parker should not be nominated and could not bo elected. Jie repeated this address at New York and made it im possible for Judge Parker, after he had been nominated, to expect the sup port or the Bryan followers. Should Judge Parker decide to follow the Bryan example and make a few speeches on his way to Denver" he would do no more than even the score and confirm Mr. Bryan's suspicions as to the real sentiments of "the old Parker gang." . a coloxel's tempeh. One of the most peculiar cases in the annals of the War department Is about to be disposed of by the assignment of Colonel W. F. Stewart of the coast artillery to some Atlantic port, with out duty, where he will be allowed to remain until he reaches the retirement age. 'The colonel has'been on duty at Fort Grant, Ariz., where his entire command consisted of a caretaker and a cook. The whole trouble arises over Colonel Stewart's willingness to retire and the War department's failure to find cause for removing him by a court-martial proceeding. It is most difficult to define and explain the demoralization which It is charged has followed the colonel to every garrison at which he has been stationed. He has only two colonels in the coast artillery service who are senior to him and the department has found It impossible to detail him to serve under any offi cer and will not assign him to an Independent command. Officials of the War department simply assert that Colonel Stewart is "temperamentally Impossible." When this report was made, President Roosevelt -offered Colonel Stewart an opportunity to ap ply for retirement. The colonel re plied that it appointed brigadier gen eral . he would retire, otherwise he would remain on duty. Then followed the assignment to Fort Grant. No explanation Is made of the de partment's decision to allow the hot- tempered colonel to change his post from the Arizona desert to an Atlantic coast town. Perhaps the cook and the caretaker at Fort Grant threatened a strike if the colonel remained as tbelr superior officer and perhaps the action of the War department In assigning him to Fort Grant smacked too much of exile. At any rate, be is to be allowed to serve his time on the active list as a resident, without duty, at some coast artillery post. It is un fortunate, perhaps, that a temper like the colonel's should be allowed to go to waste In times of peace. He would probably be a warm number in a real fight. Congress does not know what' the bankers and business men of the coun try want In the way of currency legis lation and the conflicting petitions and arguments being sent to Washington Indicate that the bankers and business men do not know what they want, either. A JOLRXAUSTlC LIAR Under the caption "A Journalist in the Confessional," the New York Even ing Post devotes a column of valuable editorial space to a worthless book re cently published by William A. Salis bury, purporting to narrate "The Ca reer of a Journalist." We have not seen the book, but from the Post's comment upon It we do not hesitate to pronounce It a work of fiction by a Journalistic liar. The Post thinks it sees in this book "an appearance of entire frankness" that is "in certain large essentials veracious." Among other things It quotes from this book are alleged ex periences of the author when employed as a reporter on Omaha newspapers designed to support the broad asser tion that newspapers as a whole are flagrantly subservient to 'dangerous "spoclal Interests." The Post says: On Tho Omaha Bee Mr. Salisbury "had always to be careful to avoid the street car, gas, telephone and other corporations which Mr. Rosewater didn't dislike." It is surprising that a newspaper of the reputation of the New York Even ing Post should gulp down -w ithout in vestigation such stuff with such pal pable earmarks of untruth. According to the records of The Bee William A. Salisbury was employed on this paper from November 12, 1899, to June 5, 1900, in the capacity of a copy-reader on the night telegraph desk. He was never employed as a reporter on The Bee and never had any chance to have any directions from Mr. Rosewater about what local news should or should not be printed. We have in our files two communi cations in the handwriting of Mr. Salis bury which speak for themselves. One of them reads: Wednesday Night, May 29, 1900. My Dear Dr. Rosewater: I am not unwilling to be relieved at any time while the present salary Is paid. I think that perhapa since I hava shown ability to hold the night telegraph desk up to the present time and In consideration of the amount of work It now calls for, the office may deem my aervlces worth somewhat more than at first. However, If not. I shall not feel re sentful, remembering the consideration al ready shown me, but will be ready to step aside whenever a successor is ready. Sin cerely. W. A. SALISBURY. After his departure from The Bee upon refusal to raise his salary nothing was heard from him except that he had gone to Chicago until a postal card was received, addressed to the managing editor of The Bee and postmarked Chi cago, September 14, 1900, reading as follows: If you are circulating a story that I was pushed off the Tribune through your In fluence, you are a deliberate liar. I left there because I Imbibed too much at a banquet. I now have a better position (copy-reading) on another paper. That you attempted to do such a thing I have no doubt because you are an Israelite. W. A: SALISBURY. Of course no attention was paid o this communication, nor would any at tention be flaid now to anything writ ten by Mr.Nallsbury were it not for the fact that his falsehoods are given countenance and color by seemingly approving quotation in the New York Evening Post. CHINA'S BOYCOTT OF J A FAX. The boycott against Japanese goods. which started at Canton a few days ago, has surprised the diplomats of the world by the rapidity with which it has spread to all parts of the empire. Chinese spasms of patriotic demon stration are usually short lived, but in this case the national resentment against Japan has become so intense and widespread that It would not be surprising If the two countries become diplomatically involved. It is estimated that the boycott will cost Japan the loss of $200,000,000 In trade, if it lasts for another six months. The Chinese resentment apparently grew out of the Tatsu Maru Incident, by which the Chinese were compelled to surrender a Japanese vessel which had been -caught In Chinese waters, loaded with arms and ammunition for Chinese rebels. This traffic had been going on for some time and the resent ment of it has not been lessened by the fact that China has been humbled for trying to put a stop to it. Back of that, however, is the fact that China has awakened to the extent of Japan ese aggression in Manchuria and ap parently feels the necessity of radical action to save a large portion of Chinese territory from coming under the domination of the Japanese. One of the disturbing features of the' situation is that Japan is, according to reports, continuing to make shin- menta of firearms Into China. This Is in express violation of an agreement between Japan and China by which Japan promised to prevent the expor tation to China of firearms, which are necessarily ultimately destined to find their way into the hands of Chinese rebels, boxers and pirates. Persistence in this course, In the present temper of the Chinese, is certain to lead to complications that will need more than diplomacy to untangle. j If we are to have a succession of grand Juries every six weeks here in Douglas county we might as well save some of the money we are spending uselessly in the county attorney's office. The only plausible ground for such frequent grand Juries la that the prosecuting officers are either, unable or unwilling to do the business. Omaha is after some-- big conven tions. In the matter of going after big conventions, however, a wise dis crimination should be exercised. It is no use to go after conventions unless there is a chance to get them, nor go after conventions whose cost of enter tainment would more than offset pos sible advantages. There are plenty of desirable conventions that can be secured which we should go after and keep after. According to the local democratic organ the great conspiracy of the money power to buy the presidential nomination away from Mr. Bryan is making progress. It must be humil iating for It to confess that any demo crats exist who might be tempted by the corrupting Influence of Wall street boodle. Omaha ranks near the top of the list as a live stock market, stands first as a butter market and is rapidly forg ing to the front as a grain market. There is no good reason why it should not at no distant day likewise be one of the great wool markets of the country. Senator Hopkins of Illinois says "Speaker Cajinon is much in favor of a bill to remove the tariff on wood pulp." The announcement will come as a surprise to the rest of the coun try and perhaps to Speaker Cannon. John Sharp Williams and Congress man De Armond are going to speak from the same Chautauqua platforms this summer, but they will speak at different dates Instead of traveling to gether as sparring partners. Oklahoma has passed an act mak ing it unlawful for any person to play poker or any other game with a mem ber of the legislature. The members of the legislature evidently felt the nepd of self-protection. Congress has agreed to Increase from $8 to $12 a month the pensions for soldiers' widows. It Is estimated that it will cost $12,000,000 to make this addition to the "Merry Widow" group. The Real Trouble. Chicago Inter Ocean. ' . It does not make so much difference how all those anarchists got into 'the United States. Our present concern la to get them out, and with as little ceremony as possible. A 8 a (narrated Thriller. St. Paul Pioneer Press. It Is announced that President Roosevelt Is planning to spend a year In foreign travel after he leavea the White House. Let us hope that he will go to Venesuela first thing and have a heart-to-heart talk with Castro. Fluorine; on the Rainbow. Bt. Louis Globe-Democrat. Democratic arithmetic men are figuring that the next house will be democratic. Their simple method is to claim all the close districts. On election day the close districts sometimes surprise both aides, and seldom disappoint one aide. only. , Move to Better ThlnaV. Kansas City Times. Last year the railroada killed 10,000 per sons, 6.000 perished In fires and 3,500 In mines. President Rooseyelt has called a conference to discuss- means of correcting this shocking condttlort. -ffhe only ones who will resent such an endeavor are a. num ber of 'smug and well groomed persons Usually depicted with white side whiskers. Marvelous Forecasting;. New York Sun. The weather bureau starts Its week head fcrecast with the boldness and dash of a Juno thunderstorm. "During the week," It says, casting aside every appearance of doubt, reserve or caution, slipping every anchor to windward, "typical April con ditions will prevail." Thus tha progress of science gives comfort and aid to the once bewildered housewife, who may now In serene confidence repair the roof, air the rugs, prepare for lawn teas, let tho furnace go out and relight It and resur rect ler husband's straw hat. Checking- Japanese mmlarratlon. San Francisco Chronicle. Japanese at the rate of 600 monthly Jiave been proceeding to Hawaii, being granted passports on the ground that they were re lated to emlgranta who had already gone to the Islands. It. appears, however, that this waa the last ditch of the transporta tion companies engaged In the promotion of emigration, for they , have been panic stricken by an announcement from the Department of Foreign Affairs to tho ef fect that all emigration would be forbid den, including that of relatives. It la dally growing more evident that the question of admitting Japanese laborers to thla coun try will be adjusted without resorting to measures calculated to give offense. WAR DEPARTMENT SECRETS. Plana (or Thrashing Other People Oc cupy Officials' Time. Chicago Post. People have the haxlcst sort of an Idea, apparently, of the duties of tha 'officers who serve on the military and naval board In Washington. They do many things be sldea planning stratagems. Invasions and the like, but ona of their main labors Is the making of preparations to thrash some country which at tha same time la making preparatlona to thrash us. Germany knows all about the American seaboard and tm Philippines seaboard and all about Samoa and Hawaii and Guam and Alaska. It knowa how many ships we have, how many guns they carry, what their target records are and In fact all the other things that it la to the advantage of a country to know prior to entering upon hostilities with another country. What is true of Germany's knowledge la true of the knowledge of England or Japan, France, Italy and the reat. Moreover, if one could get into the in ner chambers of the War and Navy depart ments of- the countries mentioned and were not denied access to the secret drawers of the steel-lined vaults, he-would find there neatly drawn plana for offensive opera'.lona against the I'nlted States of America. These plans would show our weaknesses and our atrengtha, with partic ular attention paid to tha weaknesses. Now, tha reverse of this matter Is true. Let a German or r.n Englishman or a Japanese or a Frenchman or a man of any other great power go hla way. If ha can, to the inner places In our fighting de partments and there he will find the best laid plana of army officers and naval of ficers for the thrashing of his country. It Is needless to say that the officials of all the war departments of earth plan to thrash the other fellow, taking no thought of the possibility of being thrashed them selves. That Is left for the developments of individual battles, when the admiral or the general figures out when defeat looma how he can best maka his getaway with least loss of ships or men. TAFT BV ACCLAMATION. f-rrat Opportunity for Leaders ef Re pahllraa Party. Chicago Evening Post (rep.). The logic of events now proffers to the leaders of the republican - party an Inesti mable opportunity to seoure beyond the shadow of doubt the election of a repub lican president and the supremary of re publican policies during tha next four years of our national life. Insofar as anything may be humanly pre dicted the nomination of William Howard Taft at the coliseum In June is a certainty. Insofar as It is possible to Judge the future by the past, our national well being requires that our next chief executive shall be a republican. -N Why, then, should not the "favorite sons" who are being put forward for the repub lican presidential nomination recognise these facts? Why should they not with draw their candidacy now and permit their party to go Into convention with the In spiring conviction that William H. Taft Is to be nominated by acclamation?' This suggestion Is not made by the Even ing Post lightly or from a standpoint of mere sentlmentalism. On the contrary. It Is our -profound conviction that each day brings forth its own logical convincing rea son for giving the country as soon as possible the news that Mr. Taft is to he made tho nominee of his party unanimously on the first ballot. Take first the race for the nomination. One year ago. In the judgment of the coun try, the prixe lay between Charles Evans Hughes of New Tork. Charles Warren Fair banks of Indiana, Joseph G. Cannon of Illinois. Philander C. Knox of Pennsyl vania. Robert M. La Follette of Wlseon sin, George B. Cortelyou of New York, Leslie M. Shaw of Iowa and William Howard Taft of Ohio. His most friendly political critics mtiRt admit that Mr. Hughes' golden opportunity finally passed with the half-hearted In dorsement given him In the New York convention. The movement toward Fair banks Jost Its substance some months since arxl has vanished Into thin air. Speaker Cannon, held up aa a powerful possibility because of his close congressional acquaint ance throughout the entire union, has se cured simply a complimentary vote in the stato of Illinois, and only four delegates elsewhere. Mr. Knox has Pennsylvania, but ever Congressman Dalxell, his noml-nator-to-be, has Inadvertently admitted that there Is neither heart nor hope In his candidacy. The absolute Isolation of Sen ator La Follette in his own party makes his nomination an Impossibility. Secretary Cortelyou has not been considered seriously since the brief cabinet crlBls of the winter. Aa for Mr. Shaw, he, has himself confessed that ho has reached oblivion. What of the secretary of war on the other hand? One year ago we were told that he could not carry his own atate; In answer he has swept Ohio from border to border and the Foraker regime la but a memory. We were told that the Taft cam paign was only a blind for a Roosevelt third term; the president s uncompromis ing refusal to rum again has convinced even Wall street that he means It. They said that Mr. Taft's fight would be made through the government office holders; state after state has demonstrated that It Is the people, not the office holders, who are instructing delegates. The great and final objection was that Mr. Taft was but an "echo" of Mr. Roose velt, and that It was dangerous to the last degree to allow a president to "name his own successor." On this Issue ebove all others the people have spoken with un mistakable clearness. Their growing knowl edge of their great "pro-conaul" has made them almost universally understand that he Is of too large a caliber to be any man's man. Furthermore, they have used every electoral opportunity to declare that they want In the White House a president who will perpetuate the Roosevelt policies with earnest sympathy for them. It Is an astonishing achievement for Mr. Taft. We doubt whether the history of the country has ever recorded a more remark able feat by a presidential candidate than this utter routing of each and every ante convention 'attack upon him. Aa its su premely Important teault Secretary Taft now stands before the rank and file of the republican party aa the only "national" candidate for the nomination. He now has delegates from twenty-two states. Speaker Cannon Is the only .competitor who has votes from more than one state, and he only from three. No "favorite son" save Fairbanks and Knox has been able to get even a solid delegation from his own com monwealth. Turn next to the need of the country for a republican president during the coming four years. In the eyes of those moat keenly interested In our national progress this need Is more pressing than it has been alnce the civil war, thte McKinley-Bryan campaign presenting the sole possible ex ception. Such observers must disagree ut terly with President Robert Mather of the Rock Island company and the few men who have joined him In declaring that It does not matter whether the republicans or democrats win, because the two great na tional parties differ only In the degree of their eagerness to see which can formulate "the more radical platform." The republican policies stand clearly be fore the voters today. The people know Just how far a republican president 'will go In the positive, progressive upbuilding of the nation which has always been the party's chlefest glory; they have but tha vaguest idea of what a democratic presi dent could do or seek to do. They know that the republican party stands for a re vision of the tariff and not for the revolu tionary experiment of free trade. They know, finally, that a republican president like Mr. Taft will give the moat thorough and honest test of the policy of corpora tion regulation, the greatest issue of the present generation; they have no wish to plunge Into the .unknown fields of gov ernment ownership. In other words, the republican party Is now a fixed definite formula of progress. We are not a radical people. We wish to advance, hut we wish to do so In an or dered and a conservative manner. We turn to the republican party aa a well tried instrument to accomplish this wish. We would Jeopardise our physical and moral prosperity for years to coma If we per mitted an untried and hostile party to as sume control of the government Just as our newly . forged ideals are undergoing the essential test of actual experiment. Men who stand so high in the affairs of the republic as Governor Hughes, Vice President Fairbanks, Speaker Cannon, Sen ator Knox and the other rivals of Mr, Taft muat appreciate more earnestly than the great majority of their fellow tit liens how necessary It is for the nation's welfare that' tho republican party be kept In of fice. And their political sense must tell them the tremendous Inspiration that would be given the republican campaign this fall should they sacrifice their per sonal interests, withdraw their candidacies and preaent a unlud party front to the democracy by proclaiming the nomination of William Howard Taft by acclamation. 245 Degrees That's always the heat of our ovens That's why our beans are digestible Home-cooked beans are heavy and hard to digest, simply for lack of sufficient heat. ' N c It requires a fierce heat to break down the fibre of bearis, and you cannot apply It. , ' ; That is why bean's must be factory cooked. That is .why Van Camp's beans are better for you than yours; Beans are the choicest of Nature's foods when they are rightly cooked They are 23 nitrogenous 84 nutriment. , They are even more nutritious than wheat. . - . .. ... j,, Beans and wheat have about the same toofl value. ' But note what a difference in cost. Instead of once a week, you will serve beans every day ' when you learn how delicious they can be. Van Camp's pork and beans baked with tomato sauce We use only the choicest of Michigan beans. Tha , whitest, the plumpest, the fullest-grown all selected by hand. We use only vine-ripened tomatoes, and our sauce costs us' five times what some sauce is sold for. We use seven spices to season it. That is why our beans are so mealy and nutty. All oar 6auce has that sparkling test. ; ; V ' The beans, the tomato sauce and the pork are baked 90 minutes together It is thus that we get the delicious blend. Our beans come to you just as fresh and a savory as -when they came out of our ovens. Put the can in hot water and a steaming meal is ready to serve in ten minutes. And such a meall You don't know how good baked beans can be until you once try Van Camp's. 10, IS and 20 per can. Van Camp Packing Company, Indianapolis, lna PORTA L SAVING BANKS. Congress Responding; to Demands for Their Kstabliabmeat. Washington Post. In the matter of the postal savings banks, .there Is hopes among the harried legislators that relief la in eight. A postal savings bank system has been demanded and urged by thousands of letters and communications from all over the country. It has been bitterly opposed by equally vehement missives from bankers, public men, and business enterprises of undoubted character. The recent bill Introduced in the senate by Senator Carter is expected to meet with the approval of all pasties and bring peace upon the subject. Senator Carter's bill provides for the legal exemption of all the deposits and an in Interest rate of of t per cent per annum. It limits each depositor to $1,000 and accepts sums aa low aa 10 cents. Such a measure is bound to encourage the thrift and sav ing propensities of persona with small means. But Instead of Injuring the bunks by authorising these deposits, Senator Carter's bill really benefits the banks. It provides that the government shall pUce all the funds thus collected in the national banks nearest the places of deposit at a rate not to exceed 2V per cent, and so the banks receive the use of this money for a smaller charge than la customary with other savings deposits. Besides this, it Is obvious that any man who has saved 11,000. a few pennies at a time, will imme diately thereupon either Invest it or put It In a bank, Instead, of squandering It aa he would have dona but for the encourage ment of the postal savings system. There will be doubtless many to object to the bill even in its present forn, but upon a cursory examination of It one must get a very favorable Impression of Its provisions. It seems capable of filling a long felt and loudly demanded want. PERSONAL NOTES. F. Augustus Helnse has gone west to try to make another fortune. Another New York diamond firm has gona Into bankruptcy. The explanation Is that marjy persons who formerly wore dia monds are now wearing automobiles. Cardinal Michael Legue, Roman Catholic primate of all Ireland, la to leave Dublin Easter Sunday for New York, where he will attend the centennial celebration of the New York diocese. A physician says the man who ataggera from overindulgence in Intoxicants Is In a state of temporary partial paralysis of the motor system. But men who have come home in that condition have often had worse thlnga said of them. W. H. Gerty, a Massachusetts, veteran of the civil war. who hauled the first north ern troops into Washington at the 'outbreak of the war, has been visiting the national capital, and called on t,he president. Gerty was a member of the Eighth Massachu setts regiment, and when Annapolis waa reached It waa found that all the locomo tive engines had been dismantled by con federates. Being a locomotive engineer, Gerty put one of the engines together and brought the troops into Washington. PHYSICIANS NOTE COOPER ON A recent article In the New Orleans Item gives an account of the effect upon the medical profession of that city with regard to L. T. Cooper's theory that the human stomach Is responsible for most 111 health. The article is s follows: "The astonishing sale of Cooper's prepa ration In thla city has now reached such Immense figures that the medical faternlty have been forced into open discussion of the man's theories and medicines, "The physicians seem to be divided with regard to the young man's success In New Orleans aome being willing to credit him for what, he has accomplished, while others assert thst the Interest he has aroused is but a passing fad that will die out as quickly as it haa sprung up. "In a atatemtnt recently obtained from a well-known physician of this city, the position of those In favor of Cooper la well voiced. The doctor said: 'I am not a be liever in proprietary medicine, but I must admit that soma of tha facta recently MERRY JINGLES. "We must have purity In politics," ex claimed the speaker, earnestly. "But then we wouldn't have ' any polltlca," remarked an old campaigner. sriHKing his head dlsapprovlqgly. Philadel phia ledger. "That orator says he feels that he ran never repay his constituents for the honor they have conferred on him." "Yes," answered the voter, '-"that's hla polite way of telling us we needn't expect much from him In the way of actual work." Washington Star. "Tell me," said the young woman with literary aspirations, "how you contrived to get your ftrat story accepted by a maga- J The emLnent author smiled. "I owned tha Dealer. Mrs. Qulmby Archibald, do you know anything about these people who are mov- Mr. Qulmby All I know about them is that they are people of aome consequence. Two men have just carried In the madam's bprlng hat. Chicago Tribune. Farmer Barnea I've bought a barometer, Hannah, ter tell when it's gotn' ter rain, yo know. Mra. Barnes To tell when It's goln ter rsln! Why, I never heerd o' sech extrav agance. What do ye a'poae th' good Lord hev give ye th' rheumatic ferl i'uek. He was a bit of a wag, and he was pilot. '.p.g some members of a church conference about Washington to see the sights of the capital, Among other exhibits, he took -them to the houses of congress. "I fear," said one of the reverend dele gation, after they had been In the house aome time, "that our national Ingislatura Is not governed by religious Influences." "I don't know about that." answered tha guide. "The house here ia ruled entirely; by Cannon law." Baltimore American. NEW LIKE. O have you an ear, O have you an ear' For the genial sounds of the spring of tha, year? O have you an eye, O have you an eye For the springtime colors of earth and sltyl' .. j - O have you a heart, O have you a heart That Is quick to respond and quick tcf Impart, " : When nature la dressing ' the earth anew In the verdent hues and tha sparkling dewji Come, come where the warm winds blow And the wild birds sing and the fresh, flowers grow, Where 'mid the old leaves In the sun warmed nooks -Are the new-born blooms by the laughing brooks. Come see the flash of the bluebird's wing, And the busy robins with twigs and string; Feel the green turf ao aoft to your tread, Like a rug on the rolling ground outspread. Hear the meadow lark piping from post or rail, ; . And the whistling and whir of tha skltttalt quail. The far. soft notea of the mourning dove. While the woodpecker drums on the 4ea4 limb above. ' There's lov-i In the south wind's tender caress, Touching so gently the glad. ruddy face, Aa pure and familiar it kisses and lingers, And plays with the hair like a baby's soft fingers. O have you a heart, O have you a heart ? That la quick to respond and quick ta Ira part., When Nature ia dressing the earth anew in the verdant hues and the sparkling dew? Omaha, -BJiRIAH F. CCXHBAN. VIEWS OF smvsaasaisaw r rWl t ftl ft sTif HUMAN Muniaui. , x ;V . ; -" ". - brought to my attention concerning this Cooper medicine have gone far toward re moving the prejudice 1 had formed against them when I first heard of Cooper's aef Ideas and medicines. ' 'Numbers of my patients whom I have treated for chronic liver, kidney and stom ach troubles have met me and stated that Cooper's medicines has accomplished won ticulsrly in caaes of stomach trouble that the man haa relieved several rases that were of years standing and proved' vary obstinate to treatment. - " '1 do not wish to aland la the way of something that may 1 for tha public goodj . simply through professional prejudice and I am' Inclined to give Cooper end. hla preperatlons credit aa - deserving to some extent the popular demonstration that baa been accorded theni In thla city.' " We sell the Cooper medicines. They are proving remaTkable surcesaful throughout the entire 1'nlted Wtes. 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