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'THE OMAHA DATTA BEE: FTHDAY, MAY 15. 10H
'.an c; S ! 5 I f , 1 . . S I ft Vare I are a J. iowin , Madij . ; BouJ t offlcd i '000; V. " flapl . Th Inirtol . OOV ? at Ci r : Be: ; todsrf f ProfJ I H watel esuj l, A J Creel ? P. Mi i pq . Sani t 'dry M. . I total sena : '; sup ' aenal con si iand 1 i iem A lihe (pen ..ot t . i ! ' rurfi can ' hout , 1S4 , 1 t h 1 crao ' tho'! ! ti repli Jer-tU : J ree f ' bee 4 , f cor 'Jor8 wa Mr J 1 3 M inn iil The Omaha Daily Bee FOUNDED, BT EDWARD ROSEWATER i , i i I VICTOR ROSEWATEn. EDITOR. I Entered at Omaha Foatofflc M second- class matter. I TERMS Of BLTSCRIPTION: Hslly Pee (without Sunday), one year..l J tally Bee and Sunday, one year JOJJ ,Bunday Bee. one year feature a jr Bee, one year,..... a !t,.. week.is ir-aiiy n-e (without HOnday), per wk..ifc 'S!Sri&(w ' inVto atiw'OTrtowt offices: ST,?lI,V7Jir.Bi.?i,.iMtn. Council BiuffR 15 Boott street. I t.nicago low university eniiaina. . i . , . it.. , Nftw York-Rooms uoI-na3, No. 14 Wert tent and potency of the Hearst lnflu 1;!.... street h.w. enee can not be gauged with any de- CORRESPONDENCE. ' Commimlpatlnna rrlatlne to HWI and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha life, Editorial Apartment. REMITTANCES. , Remit hjr draft, expr.se or postal order reyaoie to '1 ne nee Tinnsnins; nimini ; Onl llrSilpenn party plans, although he has mat Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. x STATEMENT OS CIRCULATION. Rtata of Nehraaka.. Dnuslas County, aa. ! George B. Txschuck, treaeursr ot ine o Publishing company, being duly sworn, says that the actual number of full and complete copies 6f The Dally, Morning, Evening and Bunday Res printed during th month of April, 1908, was aa follows . 8, bo 1 M.S49 t.......... e,oo 86,eoo 80,7SO 37.010 sa.soo 37,680 R7.040 37,140 760 87.00 .7,060 ... 'XSt '.'.'. as,830 tl! a.,930 it. 8S,880 1 21......... S6,mo " 88890 Wio . . 7,iao Totals xl??'BJ0 Net total .". 1.OT7.17" Dally averace.. ' B.,678 GEOKQE B. TZ8CHUCK. Treasurer. Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 1st day of May, 1908. (Heal.) ROBERT HUNTER. Notary Publlo. WHEN OUT OB TOWlf. abaerlbcra leavlaa; tfca elty tem porarily skoal kTS Th Bee mailed to taena. Address will changed mm ofteat aa requested. The country will rest easier If It can be shown that Mrs. Guinness was burned to death la her home. The United States received 60,000,- 000 pound, of coffee and .everal kinds of insult, from Venezuela during the last year. The house physicians at Washing- ion operated on the Aldrich bill with complete success, although the bill wa. killed. "Bryan", nomination mean. Taffs II 14 3T.W0 , election." say. the New York World. WU1,0 he- doubtless will. : tea disap No chance for an argument on that pointed In bis apparent' hoptUt'yhls proposition. , candidacy 'will cause rreat .'defections The National Prosperity association of St, Louis seem, to be under the im pression .that good . times - may be re stored by decree. Mr. Bryan admit, that he ha. no ear for music ' Perhap. that', the reason he never strike, the right chord with his keynotes.' The revolt in the Congo Free .Utes appears to have' been aimed at the tax collector. The Congo natives are learning, all right When; the National Live Stock ex change meet. In Omaha the member, will find a warm welcome all the way from Albright to Florence. A Krupp gun factory 1. to be lo- cated In Mexico. Central America will naturally be pleased to find a gun upply house nearer home. I Tt. -Klr,- l Vri I -.111 I lTD tin iUy,'l (U elU-MUUll will : striae issf r rt!?, ' oasis. - The storm which did so much dam- ' axe In the vicinity of Omaha did much 1 good in other part, of the state and i thereby vindicated the law of compen- gaaon. Mr. Bryan will have the support of Massachusetts at Denver, but the trou- 1 IS!. Is that tiA t vavi full, in va support ot Maasachusett. in Massa chusetts. It remafned tor the sedate Baltl- more AKiertcaa ' to account lor Mrs. : Cuianeaa' success In securing husbands , by the statement tat "she had such ' killing ways. The BUcvu woman who found the wattr pitcher in which she had stored tr money uatnjared bat empty prob- a vZf wuaae an naa blown u ia Iq. stead of leatlat it for the tornado to blow out, ravi4 R- rrlacla of Missouri 1 b tag arged aa a compromia caadldaU for the aomlaatloa at Dvaver. Fraa- cla U all rifcht la zuoet respects, bat tklat ta aa aS? yaar tor rosaorointaai caadUaU-a. Th bill (rohibUtag bvtting ca the tace at l)anta(s ha paa4 by coaira. Coatreaaioaal followers ot ta puaife will kav U t abroad the UariUai llae) a era fur. taas a!4iag aJJftk-txAl tar fr X their rcU k . i . I will .ttytft Mr. Uryaa It U oe&iale4." e;s Uovvraor Jahaavm. aa lral?y as Mr. Pryo wva',4 ipvt as if 1 sr a?miaat4." . at lie Jl.tt-aw a-a ks ao r rental a c very ih. aa J4t rail cad lUf. ', I With the certainty that Mr. Tatt wlll.be the republican nominee at Chicago and Mr. Bryan the choice of his party at Denver, some share of the political attention will be directed to William Randolph Hearst and the part he Is to play tn the national campaign. Ills personally conducted Independ ence league, which recently decided to change Its name to tb National Inde; pendente party, ha. a national convert- tion BChedulod to be held at Chicago on July 17. and political forecaster. are aware that they will be compelled to reckon with the Hearst forces a. a factor In the campaign, particularly In gome of the eastern states. The tx- gree of accuracy until his plan, for bis convention are more fully re: vcaled. To date Mr. Hearst has been some what retlcpnt concerning the lnde- made a few things plain. He ha. an nounced that the party will not sup port Mr. Taft or Mr. Bryan and will . f itu nnv nther nolitlcal or- not luse Wltn any oiner political or ganlzatlon. but will have a candidate . of Its OW and make Its own fight In ,t8 own way- The Question appears to be whether the Independence league, wn,cn ha8 na branches In a number of states and made fights on Issues that were purely local, can bo welded !! aeseo ,nt0 a natlonal organization with na 14.!!!!'.'.!!! a!a6Q I tlonal control in view. Some domlnat- jpg issue would naturally be required " 86.'76olto orm tne Da8's 'or 8ucn action. Mr. Hearst has not, as yet, announced such an Issue, although he ha shown some . . . . ,.., UIBrUDlLlVFU IU All CL IV U ll.lOUU TfolCn".ja improvement a paramdunt plank In his national platform. This .would hardly serve to disrupt either of the older organizations, as both the republican and democratic conventions doubtless will declare in favor of this policy. In a recent issue of his New York American Mr. Hearst described the national Independence party as "a mountain rising out of the sea of po litical uncertainty. Its aim is just government, not more government. In dividual liberty and business prosper lty are alike Jeopardized by unneces sary interference." All of which sounds well enough, without meaning anything in particular. Mr. Hearst, both as a member of congress and in his editorial capacity, has been one of the most persistent advocate, of more government and ha. offered bills and plans for laws regulating almost every. thing under the sun. His recent con- version to extreme conservatism is un explained Whatever the Hearst plans may be, the result ot his participation in the national campaign with an indenendent tlcket Bh0uld not be underestimated. from. the ranks of both the: old partle, it must be remembered that he 'has a following in New. York.'in Massachu setts and in California that is sufficient to cause extreme worry to other poli ticians. It he accepts the: nomination VL '" lvl yriuucy. wnicn ls luUe l'obable' he .h a 6o4 chance or polling more vote, than Mr. Bryan in t w i or ana Massachusetts and Peruaps in New Jersey. The first net resulfof hi. candidacy would be the Anal and absolute elimination of anj hope Mr. Bryan may now entertain of making any better showing in "the enemy', country" than he did in 1396 or 1900. ... OLD AGE VKtiSlONS' Premier Asqulth of Great Britain has made a strong bid for political support for the liberal party, which ha. been showing .trong signs of los- jnft lu hoid on tne British voters, hv I W" k"vWHD.vJauvu V. A l I Hq mont k aKAn-lA anrl fVtat lia nt .. w has raged for years In England and , . J wm to yousiuuB yiau. uuu tue ques I a I t .nil A1 a UUQ BUU o"De irom economic. 800,81 and morml viewpoints, but it mu8t be adm,tted that the premier has P'8Tea strong poiiucal card in hU proposiuon to maKe tne system a part of his party's government policy. The Asqulth plan provides that all person, who shall have reached the rtt 70 VMra wKVinnr Kar.mlna. i . - 1 criminals, lunatics . or paupers .and I without having accumulated sufficient property to produce' an Income- of $3.50 a week, shall be entitled to re- ceive out of th national treasury a weeny payment or I1.Z5. which U to he Increased to $1.80 In case of mar ried couples. No conditions, other than those named, are to be attached to thla payment The bounty 1. to be pam auk to an. without regard to race, color, creed or previous condi tion. The applicant do a not even have to prove that he Is a deserving person. but only to show that he la 70 years - of "4 nut property ',"c "y intoiue of $2.10 in propositi Asqulth plaa Is In n.BiuB iiwiihi wim iae oia ace pension system In Germany, where th pUa baa reached it brat development, arur long years of exprU-uc. Th wld a paaioa a Germany u. la effect, aa laauraac syUut. Th faad front hUh the pensions ar supplied i derived rrcai litre sunn-. Oa thlrd U coatrltxiWnl by th govvra- meat. oa-thirt$ by th emplojer auj Qae(Diri By th employe, ij th cU l peaaKvoa are w a t au, m Urwaa staieta appear, ta b th aioet seaaibl that a,M jrt ba d it4. It distribute it burdea aad eaforae Urtft acuoeg th etu plojed. Th Asqaiia la omitted thla UaUf vd .,wtt vf dllevt aytlt by the laborltes, whom the liberals are attempting to win over, that they would reject any plan which included contribution from the prospective pen sioner. The fiscal feature of the pension plan is certain to attract much atten tion. Premier Asqulth estimates that It will cost the British government about $30,000,000 a year to carry the scheme into effect. The history of pension legislation throughout the world, however, makes it safe to pre dict that Mr. Asquith's estimate is too low by 50 per cent at least. This pension fund, whether It be $30, 000,- 000 or $50,000,000, must be raised by taxation, and the tax burden in Great Britain is already so heavy that the people are groaning under it. The radicals and laborites, however, in- souclantly announce that the finding of the money for these pensions is the government's concern and that their votes will be against any party that does not favor the scheme. Under the circumstances, Premier Asqulth has probably gained a new lease of life for his party by advocating his pen sion plan, and time alone will reveal the price that will have to be paid for it OMAHA TUB MARKET TOWS. Certain signs point most positively to the growth of Omaha in Importance as a primary market for all manner of farm products. It is not so very long since the stock yards at South Omaha were fighting for the right to exist. Rival markets, long established, re sented the intrusion of the new mar ket and used all their power to crush it out The natural advantages of Its location, however, were sufficiently great to insure its permanency and now the Omaha stock market takes front rank in the world. The Omaha grain market is going through much the same experience, but is surely being established on a firm footing. As the packing indus try developed with the growth of the live stock market, so will the milling Industry grow with the development of the grain market. Nebraska grain Is sure to be ground into flour by Ne braska mills, just as Nebraska cattle, hogs and sheep are reduced to dressed meats on Nebraska boII. During the last decade the develop ment of the dairy industry ot the state has been marvellous. Farmers have been Interested to their advantage by the butter-makers, until now Nebraska butter Is one ot the most valuable of the state's productions. The Omaha, Lincoln and other creameries are turn' lng out annually ; many millions of pounds of the very highest grade of butter. At the present time the price of this butter is fixed by a market whose entire bulk of the commodity amounts to less than the output of a single Nebraska creamery.' That this state of affairs, absurd on its face, cannot long exist is apparent to all and the Omaha butter market Is Just as sure to take its place among the mar kets of the world as was the live stock market and the grain market The latest addition to the Omaha markets is the wool. Western states have for many years produced the bulk of the wool ot the United States and the sheep Industry seems at present to be barely emerging from its Infancy. More stock raisers each year are be coming interested in sheep and the an nual clip of wool has increased regu larly by many millions pi pounds. This wool Is at present marketed entirely on the Atlantic seaboard and the west ern flockmasters are left at the mercy of the buyers from Boston and Phlla delphla. Under the proposed plan Omaha will offer storage facilities to these men at such rates as will permit them to hold their wool and will re quire that the eastern buyers come west to secure the material thoy need Right at the outset this will remedy one of the chief disadvantages the wool growers have suffered. It will no longer be possible for one man to come west and make a single offer for the clip and give the grower the option of taking it or leaving it. If the Omaha wool market means nothing else, it means competition tor the western wool. It is not unreasonable to expect that woolen mills will follow the wool mar ket Just as packing houses have fol lowed the stock market, flouring mills the grain market and creameries have come before the butter market Omaha's importance as a market town was never more definite than it is a present The movement to abolish pension bureaus In the states and transact the business of these agencies at Washing ton has arousod determined opposition from the congressmen of the eighteen states in whhh pension bureaus are lo cated. , Th necessity for th mainte nance ot this bureau system no longer exists, but each agency has a well paid head, a clerical force and a board o vxamlners, so It wb ill b vxtreiuely dlt Bcult to convince con return en that there la need for retrenchment in ex tMBdllurea aluna that liu. All that Ilia dtmucrata of th I'nlte dtaiea need la do In orJr t carry th evmlnc rrxJeul tUntlon ta to quit thai fcnar'ne-. to cUaa tanaa. to move uttarard and !. fufward. aut backward. They stiakl brave ua and hae about It.rax Buta soma cunfivl'sca and exu stjile. Uuuuivillu OHirWr-JuuraaL Ja other ords. Colontl Wattersoo la confident th demorraL can la by crmpljlng with lmplbl conditions When th Hut lurd of Equaltia tio fiaaily it tther it will bo aah4 lo adjust a good many dUparh tie la lal aaveaaweata. Th aK- slty for Jctfig me a f sound Jk4 auat aa4 au.ie n.tiuuu a sors was never more empnaiicauy shown than now. It was thought that the Nebraska Inws had received suffi cient interpretation to make their ap plication clear, but the returns made by the local assessors show that many men have many minds. American M.'i ,ter Russell Is said to be offended because no Venezuelan official thought It worth while to say goodbye to him when he started for the United States on a leave of ab sence. Most Americans would look upon this oversight of Castro', offi cials as a compliment. It Is well for the people of Omaha that they do not swear by the beard of anybody, for if they did In the case of Lincoln they would be compelled each time to accompany their asseveration with an explanation as to which epoch was referred to. The New York World is being ooded with congratulations upon Its celebration of Its twenty-fifth anniver sary under Mr. Pulitzer's management, but Mr. Bryan's name does not appear in the list of those sending congratu latory messages. The energetic way in which the con ference of governors has taken hold of the question presented for considera tion promises a definite outcome. The men concerned know what is needed and will not hesitate to recommend It Having destroyed the visible supply of tobacco In Kentucky, the "Night Riders;' are now operating in Indiana and Ohio. The federal government ought to get after them tor interfering with interstate commerce. The declaration of the Union Pacific dividend at the rate of 9 per cent Is a fair Indication that the great Overland road ha. not suffered to any alarming extent during the recent period of 'depression." - Walt a While and Watch. Toptka Capital. Will Taft be nominated T He has reached third, with none out, good batters up and ragged fielding by the allies. Crumbs Fen and Far Between. Chicago News. The allied opposition to Secretary Taft doesn't seem to be getting any particularly cheerful news as the presidential situation grows nearer to the climacteric. The First Daty. St Louis Republic. Even if Fighting Bob Evans is sure he s right In telling us that we will have more peace as a result of having fewer politicians and more battleships, th aafo way to go ahead la to get rid of the worst of the politicians first Oar Dabloas Eminence. New York World. Only in America could the Guinness murder farm with its gruesome associa tions be transformed ovcr-nlght Into a Coney Island, wltlj the picture postal ven der and the fakir vit In force and a crowd of 15,000 arriving by .train and trolley car and automobile to search feu ghastly sou venlrs. Mlaaed the Venal Streak. Cleveland Plain Dealer. According to Mr. Bryan there were three position in life that at different times be aspired to that of preacher, then farmer and lastly lawyer. At the same time there would seem to be something radically wrong wun a country noy who never aspired to be a stage coach driver' or clrcusman. Roosevelt Strength In California. Kansas City Star. Although Secretary Taft led President Roosevelt by a few hundred votes in the California primaries. It ia remarkable that Mr. Roosevelt's popularity was strong enough to make him a close second in spite of the fact that ha is not a candi date and cannot be a candidate. And this was in California, too where the pres ldent was supposed to have "played smash with his popularity when ha read the riot act to the state for its treatment of the Japanese. Oar Financial School. Boston Herald. The school for the instruction of con gresrmen In the elementary principles of finance, which Schoolmasters Weeks and Vreeland are reported to be conducting In the basement of the Capitol at Washing' ton. while the conferences and debates on the various currency bills are in progress! upstairs, is needed bad enough, though up to date the results are not encouraging. The difficulty may be due to the density of the pupils or to the lack of harmony in the views of their instructors. We can al most hear the pupils reciting: Put down nis and carry two. Oe! Rut that is hard to do. Tfttchnr says I uat don't care. I can't do that sum. BLAINE'S UKKAT THOUGHT. Steady Proarreaa la ' Faa-Asnertraa I ally. St. Louis Times. When James O. -tllalne sent his great dclf gutlons of South American delegates over the United States in 1W he was no much applauded. The Blaln panamerican KU a seemed a bit visionary, and the great jut Icet that the dalegates from the south ern republics had was called expensive and hardly of real necessity. Times have changed. We now know that the James CI. Blaine Idea was a good one, wll worth all of the time and atten tln that waa gives te Its beginnings. Re crtly. In Washington, there waa laid the corwritir cf a building that la to be the home of the Bureau of American Re put'1 ice. The giver of the money needed to eiet tne building Is Andrew Carnegie. Tral the permanent home of the Inter lattoiial bureau In Washington is no sur prlM, but the (art of Us being so may be flrat step In the dlrvOoa of an under standing that will not only mean clot trade relalWms en thla stale of the A'laa lk but a pviliH-al entente thai will eetaa- twit the Mtxirwe pronouncement beyon e jeetit n aa untrlhuig more tnaa a mere doctrine. With th falling easy of the monarchl ral Me and the dvay of government that adhere la It. the bund huMlng th. Baltone vf th t Kgether wtll Increase ta sympathetl street. While It may b too much ta say that tha hour wtll rnm. hn the siica and strip shall wave er aU ef the empire belweta lludaon bay and T rr awl rV-ne". It la not too a. if a I aay Ir.al the llnia alll turn erhen Ite t-ll OavvU-pcJI by JmrS OillreWa hUaa aad fartherad by U.tia K. i so d,ai'il tn vry l"ol ef 11. al vaal uU vf tuJttitla.a aud IrUio, urar admiral irrsRT. Horn Facta Aboat th New Ca snaader ef the rtattlegeet. Rear Admiral C. I. Sperry. the new com. mander under whose direction th Amerl- an battlefleet will traverse the last half nn lis trip around the wnrM. la the young est of Hire rear admirals who started with the fleet, and has two years to serve be ar the age limit compels him to haul down his pennant. Up In Newport, R. I., Is an Institution known aa the Navsl War College a place where navy officers are sent to tak a post-graduate course In strategy, tactics, and other subjects allied with their mtll- snt profession. As a rule, says th New Tork Times, It Is only the officers of the higher grade who are detailed for this course of Instruction at the War college, those of th rank of commander or of tha grades that are above that rank. Natur ally tha officer srlectod for president of the college must ba one of superior attain ments. For three years B perry waa presi dent of the college. From that duty he was detached last summer and sent to The ague as America's naval representative st the peace conference. When the con ference ended he waa ordered home and to th command of the fourth division of the Atlantic fleet, his flagahlp the Alabama. The officers of the navy well know each other. One of these, a classmate of the rear admiral, who is anon to assume com mand of the fleet, pays him this trlbuta: 'Bperry," he ssld. "missed the glory of the Spanish-Amerlcsn war, but he did not miss the hard work of It. Aa ordnance officer of the New Tork navy yard he had his full share of that. To the ordnanra of. fleer fall all the details of fitting out the vessels with their entire artillery outfits. There was scarcely a day for more than six months then that at least a dosen of the purchased yachts were not at the docks to be armed and started off In a hurry, but not a mistake must be made. This only In addition to the repairs and equipment of the main fleet. I ssw "perry at his work often In those dava. and It was a Joy to the spirit to see the machine work. There waa a tangle In the thread every few minutes, but It came straight In moment and without a stop In tha regular motion of the shuttle. Ite Is going to handle the fleet of bat tleships In exactly the same way. It Is not merely a matter of navigating soma twenty odd vessels in company. There Is the com fort, the well-being, the training, and the steady enthusiasm of U.ooo persons to he maintained. It takes a steady hand at the wheel snd tolid sens unaffected by what la called the exalted position to carry the cruise to a successful finish." Born In New Tork. Bperry entered th Naval academy In 1862. Entering the acad emy as the youngest of his clans, he waa graduated almost at th head of It This explains why ha will still be in service after all the rest of his classmates have been retired. Hla youth and the high place he took In graduating prepared him to become a rear admiral early and to stay late. Among his brother officers Bperry Is de acriueu as levei-neaaea, as being a thoughtful, brainy officer, who can be de pended upon to meet any emergency. A recognized authority on tactics, he Is re puted to be on of the most brilliant strate gists In the service. He Is also an authority on international law and Its usages and la full of tact and resource. When to all of this Is added a high professional compe tence one can understand why he Is re garded as on of the most able and ac complished officers In tha service. Sperry's first sea service waa on board the old. corvette Sacramento.. As a mid shlpman bo was serving on that vessel wnen on a siormy nignt ana during a thick fog the vessel lost Its bearings and drove on a reef off th coast ot Hindustan, Becoming- a total loss. me crew made an effort to reach the shore by the use of rafu. pne ot these was swept out to sea by a current and Its twenty-nine occupants might have perished had it not been for a timely rescue which was effected by a passing steamship, which sighted tha raft and took off the men. Bperry, along with the rest of the crew. reached the land and after a succession of privation and danger the party made Ita way to Madraa and waa there put on board a chartered steamship and brought home. The rest of hla forty-six years of active service were spent In the routine of navy life, a tour of sea duty alternating with a tour of duty on shore, three years at sea and then three years aa Instructor at tha Naval academy, another three years afloat and then throe years aa Inspector of ordnance, and so on up to the time of his presidency of the Naval War college. But not until he hoists his pennant aa commander-in-chief of the great Atlantis fleet will he have emerged from the ob scurity of every-day work well done. PERSONAL, NOTKS. Boston's Audubon society Is causing th arrest ot makera of hats decorated with birds. s Gleams of radiant truth appear In th Ruef trial. Two of the lawyera have called each other' liars. And that great luck of winning th one thousand guinea race on an English course came on a Friday to Richard Croker. Gentlemen who attended week-end par tlea at the country home of Mrs. Gulnnes of Indiana agree that tha woman waa "perfectly killing" at times. Vice President Fairbanks will go to Quebec on July 22 to represent the United States government at the exercisee com memorating the 3u0th anniversary of the landing of Champlaln. Sir Charles Fltspatrlck. chief justice of the suDreme court of Canada, will b th Joint representative of Canada and New foundland at The Hague tribunal to eet tie the Atlantic fisheries dispute with th United State. Dr. Felix Adler. recently appointed Roosevelt professor at Berlin university In a farewell address Sunday to th So ciety for Ethical Culture at Carnegie hall, New Tork, outlined th purposes he had tn mind in undertaking the mission. I am olnc to tell the Germane." he said, "that despite the eseesees. moral enormities and ..rririnrri on our country, thla ler.a is great and glorlou and full of promise," A Foraaldaal Candidal. St. Ixiuia Times (dem.V Taft wtll b a formidable candidate one tha campaign between lh two great par ties beglna He will b abl to go on Ihe stump and make a record, physically qul to th strain of a long lour, he possesses other essential quallflcationegood aalur, readiness of speech, clearness of Idea, con fide no In hla preaching and preette. Se r.tirv Taft will take to nU party tb fruits of long experience ta nubile life. He has scrupled Dm bench la aa Import ant court. He ha been governor ef the Philippine He ha been aa abl war secretary. He has lh ronfkdenc of lh arealdent utte aa array of material to bring Into a national campaign. II baa been argued Ibat Mr. Foraker may Imiwrll Taft. and. consequently, tb republican chance la Ohio; but whea It understood that lite eminent Ohio senator has not bra able lo stem Ihe tide la tb prtmarlaa, it would appar that he WUI U kbU to do little mure with the Novem ber voters. Foraker aa In artgtnal Taft bbetacla. He baa been pu aside. Th Tail itoeniivaiiuB la aw titled soiurg lue car-laiuuc. EliiliSSfLffl A Natural Spring Water. Has been bef ire the public for 35 years. It has been tested by. lead ing physicians at homo and abroad. We would like to Bend you a pamphlet giving the experience of these physicians with it3 use in BRIGHT'S DISEASE, ALBUMINURIA, GOUT, RHEU MATISM and all URIC ACID TROUBLED Foreale by th jccneral drug and mineral water trade. liotml mt Sffrinjt ptm Jetrtd 15th. Buffalo Lithia Springs Water Co. BUFFALO LITHIA SPRINGS, VIRGINIA COAT or BATTLKftlltr. ! gem ef th Money Was rat to Other leee. Wall Street Journal. A modern battleship of the first rank, with full armament and equipment, mats upward of tlO.OuO.noO. With that money one coud build 141 mile of railroad. With thai money a bank could extend im.OQO.ona of crrdlt. With that money FO.nno women could be supplied with ISO spring hats. hloh have become as much a modern uxury as battleships. With that money th universities of Chics go, Wisconsin, Tale, Prlnreton. Harvard, Cornell and Co- umbla would be completely financed for one year. With that money all ct tne students at Harvard, at Tale, and the universities of Chicago and Michigan could defray all of their necesaary eipenses for a year. With the cost of Ihre battleship tven "poor old F.rle" could b wel financed. Is It any wonder that such a costly luxury as this Is a heavy burden for even tha greatest nations of the earth t- carry? Ia It any wonder that the ambition of Kaiser Wllhelm to make the navy of Oer- many equal to that of England Is a cause of disturbance to the money markets, necessitating as It does the putting out of a new Prussian loan, resulting In a finan cial atraln In Berlin, a drain of gold from the Bank of England, and an export of gold from New Tork? ' Nevertheless, If other first-class nations Insist upon having battleahlpe. lh I'nlted Btatee. with two ocean fronts to defend, must also have battleship, and we sym pathize with the efforta of president Roosevelt to secure an adequate number of them. But why can't th countries of lh earth get together and agree lo abrlish th bat tleship, and why can't th banker of th world agre not to flnanc any more battleship loana so aa to fore th dif ferent countries to give up this costly luxury? TArrimo the riMMsaoin. "i , . wi A i h Uanat twtntln ta a ...k.. r iri antsriiiK lh. theatert Look at thos "Merry Widows!" ..t Vlmttn In lAntthMMtUkWhAtl All of them?-Chlcago Tribune. "Vo you know." said Cholly. I nver when I asked the old Scotchman what was tha first tntng lor me to an ne ioai i me lust like this and said, 'Hoot, mon!' " "Then what aid you oot 'I hooted, cf course." Chicago Tribune. "Lady." began Hungry Illgglna. "14 thank yer fur a meat-" "Ah!'' exclaimed Ihe bright housekeeper. your' one of these after-dinner spsaarrs." "Mnl xaetlv. ladv. or I wouldn I be so hungry. I ain't got so much aa a cheetnut about me." Philadelphia 1'ress. "WhBt'a you favorite character In " asked the Interviewer. ' BhylocK, answerea sir. eiorminnon certain satisfaction to come on the stsge ani isia, aa n i nia m mu.-u mn-T mat I didn't care about any n or." Washing ton filar. 'Bee her. Mr. Knox." said Mr BIId- schod to her stsr boarder. "I hrard you talking to Mr. Hallrume thla morning about Beans vs. Meat . Beans and meat have about ti e same food value, but not the sane cost , Which would yon rather terre 1 Beans are 23 per cent nifrog-enoat 84 pe e ct nutri ment. Ther ar Nature' choicest food. If you co iM serve them onca a Ztj, think how much you would save on your meat bills. TTUI it not pay you to get the best beans bean - that art always ready beans that your people will want f . i Encourage your folks to eat beans. They are appetizing, hearty, cheap You who aerve home-baaed beans don't set n them often, because they are hard to prepare and hard t '.'digest. Beans, to be digestible, must be factory cookei .'- Your oven isn't hot enough; you can't break down their bre. And beans should be baked in lire steam, as urs are. Then they axe mealy and nutty and whole. Van Camps pork and beans baked with tomato saucu The beans that we buy cost $2.10 per bushel. . Other beans sell as low as 30 cents. We spend fire times as much to make our torai to sauce as other sauce costs ready-made. That's why some brands may be cheaper. "But tile most economical, in the long run, are those that your pecnle like. t Our beans, our tomato sauce find our pork are baked 90 minutes together Thus we get our delicious blend. And Van Camp's have a nutty flavor, a sparklix ? test a piquant tang that you can't get in other brands. ' p- doea can" !n the bouse down mess elwava ready. For you will eat more bean than you : hi- k' von wrilL whea you enc pet a t V i ' w 10, IS and Von Camp Packing Company, Indjxnapoli f f1 tan the board of health m I 1 want to asy your slurj upn my est ellshment " "Whre Is the conne InnT" Interrupted Mr. Knox. "aur-ly, tr udame, the hoard h re la not Ihe board l health." Phila delphia Press. Miss t'xlvsirl Tliat's horrible picture you look of mo, and I lesrd you were so gnd al amateur work. Miss Koto Itut you trust allow tor th ferllnvs of Ihe camera. n know Its plates are sensitive ones. Philadelphia Press. "The sntl-rae track rambling crusade In New York haa net me wondering if that administration can last "Why so?" "Ilecaiis how can rla which is against horse races be a slat i- government?" Chicago Kecord-Hernld. How am I to run In Ha 'Merry Widow' hat story?" "It It have Its whole .nd and aim. Give It a 'display' head." B i Itlmore American. Active Party Worker A'e most hav hin est and honors hl, men m office. Party Hoes Indeed v must. There's Holdup making a good thing out of his lh. and not a cent of 11 coming to us. Baltimore Anvii.ao. BOB" EViXS W. II. Nesblt In t The last Salute hss quiv. His flsg comes rlppllm It flow. .RETIRED. 'hleago Poat. red o'er the aea, down from where Th f bugle has periled fo. -t) In' minor key. The smoke hss drifted en into tne blue, lfe and quarter- gh sunshine, gait 'little's crash and has closed his log. Aral h Is done with b d-ck. With testing throi end fog; For him no more the wreck The end Is written; he ob' Evens' Ho. tin. unknown frlena you bold . pecurely by the streng 1 A duty done! The mr who watched rd knew you, too of old. , And passed their trlbvtn oil from son to s n; Py north and south, an.: from the east U est Hsnda In salute are llf -4 at your name He serves all wtll who ..erves his country best. And friendship la mort. lantW. far, than lam. , i And now at last your se dee Tag is furled, but down through all the great hlstorla years An echo comes thst rear ies sll the world' t'ntll Ihe fartheat a I lei lunfcs and hears And krwwi mat roen wh . iov their, natlv land And follow duty's call -where'er It leads Shall at Ihe rloe calm a-ij unafcAted Stand And. aea th fruitage f their splendid deeds. Th greet ships shall gr th tide fk fsr as there be patl Old Olnry shsll swing ou And Its eternal ward c And you have aad your The structure of our ci mlaht. There la no trace of bs You Quaff at parting, It "nob" Evsns! Don't t. above lurching through Bys on the deep, In lusty pride usvihall keep art Id building up jatry'g worth and in th cup the sunset s light. ' old ' flag . sing In chords that hold th chanting of tha brees-. And tell you of your love. For thst you brought lh seas! And listen, ss you Jourm Tha old flag for each As gently as though frt Orrnnon country's a old flag- 'round r Irom your ships, i tit ns now ssya at an angel's lips: ' tiol bless and keep J all your days!" ou. Hob,' through u vaiuy a, , i 20f per can.