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TJtE Omaha" Daily Bra: FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSK WATER. VICTOR ROPEWATER, EDITOR. . Entered at Omaha pnstofflce ai second class matter. TKRMS Or SfBSCRIPTION. Islly Pa HrHhoirt Humlayt. one 1 tally Bee and Hunrtav one year a.) DELIVERED BT CARRIER. Ially Bee (Including llunday), per week. Iially Be (wllh.-iut Hunrtav). per -wk., 1V Evening Ree (without Bunday), or week. r Kvenlng Hee (with Bunday), per week.. 10c Bunds y Bee, one year 12 W Saturday Bee, one year II hJ Address all romplalnta of trreguliirttlea In delivery to City Circulation Department. OrriCTH.' Omaha Th Be Building. South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. . Council Bluffs 15 Beott Street. Lincoln 1A Little Building. ' Chicago 1M Marquette Building. ' New York-Rooma 1101-1102 No. H Wait Thirty-third street. , Washington 1 Fourteenth Street. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and edl ' torlal matter ahould be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to Tha Bee Publishing Company. Only S-cent Hemps received In payment of mall account. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, at: Oenrge B. Tsschuck, treasurer of The Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn, aays that the actual number of full f and complete copies of The Pally, Morning, Evening and Hunday Bee printed during the month, of April, 19", was as follows: 1 v M.SM IT 41.630 S St.OM 1( 37.130 . S M,4M !.... i 40,390 S7,oq l o.ao ' I.......... 1.300 ' SI 40,410 4AMO f..,., 4O.M0 ' ... 4100 II. ...... ,,, 40,330 1 41,4 " 14.. 40,440 ' 41.M0) 1 48,453 1 4U4W l 48480 II W.900 IT 48,530 1 4100 II 40,830 41.440 II 46490 44M0 10 4A3K I 40.300 .... 40460 Total.. 1433,410 Return coyles 11403 Net total...., .....1433,807 Dally Average 40440 GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK, Treasurer. Biibacrtbed In my presence and sworn to before me thla 1st day of May, IVt. M. P. WALKER. Notary Public. WHEN OUT Or TOWlf. abaerlbcra lea viae the city tem porarily should have The Bee taallea to them. Address will be rhmmm as often as requested. Speaking of bandits, the police have three of a kind, but failed to fill in the draw. Now that the assessors Lve finished their part of it. it will be up to the Board of Equalisation next. Joy riding; has been made larceny In New York state. But stolen pleas area are proverbially the sweetest St. Joseph is clamoring for 600 girls. Is that all our Missouri neighbor needs before the census man comes around? Lo Angeles reports one divorce for verr four marriages. Evidently the matrimonial lemon needs no protec tion. Wonder If successful mastery of the Steering apparatus of the automobile flu a person to steer a dirigible bal loon. Speaker Cannon dearly loves a Joke, but thla sitting around waiting for the senate to act on the tariff bUI Is no Joke. The Peruvian rebellion lasted for three hours. Some of those South American wars are almost as serious as French duels. The town of Zephyr, Tex., has been blown away by a tornado. What else could one expect a tornado Is but a tephyr grown up. A newly discovered comet is said to be traveling several million miles a minute. If It Isn't careful It may be arrested for scorching. The site of the city of Pittsburg once sold for 1176, but then neither party to the trade had to divide up with a Pittsburg councilman. The eclipse of the sun June 17 will bo total only at the north pole. Walter Wellmaa will have to hurry to get there In time to take observations. Tou may call It a corner or what ever you please, but the fact is that with, the close of May it was not Mr. Patten who settled In the wheat deal. It Is barely possible that in his de sire to improve the quality of whisky, Dr. Wiley has been stirred to activity by someone who purchased a drink In a prohibition town. As there are more retailers than there art wholesalers, and more whole salers than there are manufacturers, It is perfectly safe to put all the blame for high retail prices on the manufac turer. The Carnegie Steel company booked more orders during the last three months than during the entire year 1908. That looks as tuough there were something doing in the industrial world. A Chicago woman earned a dollar for missions by shaving her husband. It Is quite possible that her husband would prefer to have her get the money next time in the usual way while he Is asleep. The Illinois legislature has passed an act voiding leasee for apartmenU that prohibit occupancy by families with children. That promises to be a popular measure. It's dollars to doughnuts that It makes Its appear ance at the next session of every legis lature la every . atate that contains citlM that ave e5?lment houses. On the Wrong: Foot. The state press seems to have got ten off very badly on the wrong foot In connection with the recent train robbery on the outskirts of Omaha. Getting a bad cue from the local yel low Journals that have been for years libeling the police and misrepresenting Omaha as a haven ' of professional criminals, these country papers imme diately Jump to the conclusion that this train robbery afforded proof posi tive of police inefficiency and conniv ance with criminals. Under the head of "Rotten Omaha," for example, the Nebraska City Press, which is chronically blackguarding our city, Indulges this characteristic out burst: Crooks who are able to break Into banks, steal anything loose, even rob the Cnlted States malls, seem to have an Immediate harbor as soon as they reach Omaha. The local authorltlea are either unable to han dle the criminal defines or else the re sponsible heads are In "cahoots" with the thieves. Another paper constantly suffering with Omaha-phobia, the Kearney New Era Standard, sagely remarks: Omaha seems to he headquarters for a bunch of pretty desperate men. After this, how will they be able to persuade the timid east that Omaha Is not In the limits of the wild and woolly west? Still another paper, printed in the barue town, the Kearney Hub, which is usually sensible and level-headed, de clares: . There Is 8 suspicion creeping Into the minds of a few people that there Is some thing wrong with the police administra tion of the city of Omaha. When a mall train Is looted and the robbers art swal lowed up In the maw of that city, where they undoubtedly had their rendezvous. there Is an appearance of . "shutting the other eye" when these fellows are around. It so happens that before these Inky lugubriatlons were even dry the per petrators of the train robbery were in the toils as a result of the combined efforts of the police of Omaha, South Omaha and the detectives working on the case. It turns out, further, that the ren- deivous of the train robbers waa not in Omaha, unless South Omaha is to be considered part of Omaha, although its police administration is entirely separate and distinct. It turns out, further, that the train robbers were newcomers and strangers to the community, had been In the neighborhood only a few days, had been operating in other cities equally boldly and had escaped the police of those cities. Instead of finding Omaha a safe haven they came to grief here for the first time. Instead of finding the police admin istration "shutting the other eye," they ran up against a police adminis tration that caught them napping. Even If the train robbers had suc cessfully gotten away from Omaha, as they had from other cities in which they had committed crimes, it would have been no serious indictment of the police here or in South Omaha, i A professional crook Is liable to -drop into any city in the country at any time, pull off a Job and get away, but that would be no test of faithfulness and efficiency of the police department. Wonder if these papers and the others that have made the train rob bery their excuse for similar reflec tions upon Omaha's badness will have the decency to retract and do what they can to repair the damage of their uncalled-for comment. Georgia Strike Settlement. The settlement of the strike on the Georgia railroad has averted what promised to be a serious complication. The railroad officials , and the em ployes have taken cognizance of tne fact that they were raising an Issue which promised to be more far-reaching than a simple labor difference and have agreed to arbitrate. The race question, always acute in the south, brought into the controversy factors which had no direct Interest in it and it was from this source that serious trouble was menaced. In averting auch a conflict all con cerned are to be congratulated al though they would have appeared in better light if they had never raised the race Issue. The country is looking to the aouth to solve the race ques tion and the tendency of the best thought there is directed to the prob lem. Disturbances such as those caused by this strike only delay the solution by stirring up passions. The agreement for the settlement of the strike by arbitration was just as feas ible before the outbreak as after it and the best Interests of all should have dictated an earlier recourse to it. A Monument to the Regular. The dedication at Gettysburg of a monument to the regular soldier is an act of belated justice. The deeds of the volunteer have been sung In song and story and many monuments have been erected to his memory. No fault can be found with this for he deserves all his tributes. The volunteer dis played self-sacrifice and courage of the highest type. From the foundation of the government It has been the policy to maintain a small standing army, relying on the volunteer in times of war and the volunteer has never failed his country. The regular army has never been large enough to form more than a nucleus of the nation's fighting force, but his training and discipline have been an invaluable asset; It has been the military leaven which vital ized the entire mass. The regular has no state and no home community to sound his praises and Lis numbers were so few in the civil war that he was almost ignored later In the distribution of credit marka, yet be came from the same source as the volunteer the body of the American people and with the same origin he naturally performed his duty In tha s me courageous manner and Is entitled to like recognition. It Is fit ting that a monument should be reared 10 him at Gettysburg, the pivotal battle of the great conflict. Conqneit of the Air. The difficult problems of serial nav igation are by no means solved, but wonderful progress ha been made In recent years toward their solution. In the heavler-than-alr machines the Wright brothers of this country are easily In the U-ad, but in the class of dirigible balloons American ingenuity must for the present yield supremacy to Count Zeppelin of Germany. The remarkable feat of sailing 456 miles from a point in Bavaria to Berlin and then returning is so far In advance of other aeronautic achievements as to put it In a class by Itself. All efforts to navigate the air are at the mercy of the elements and the air currents, if strong, are still an Insuperable ob stacle to the control of flight and changing temperatures similarly fatal to long continued ones. The success of Count Zeppelin and the Wrights indlcatea clearly that the principles on which such machines de pend have been discovered and in large measure mastered. Present knowledge, however, does not permit of the appli cation of sufficient power to overcome the obstacles of even slightly unfavor able weather conditions. The machines are too frail to Bustain the weight of more powerful engines or to resist the effects of their vibration. These dlfl culties must be met before either class of air vehicles can become of practical use, either for war or In peace. The failure, no far, to meet these require ments Is not to be wondered at, neither Is it discouraging, but it la rather an encouragement that bo much has been accomplished In the comparatively short time since the first substantial progress was achieved. The first practical use of the air ship has been foreseen by military men and the armies of all nations are working industriously for their per fection. Whether air locomotion will ever be a factor In every day affairs can no more be predicted than could the present day use of the telephone, the telegraph and the steam engine at the time of their lnclplency. Exports and Imports. Less than one-tenth of the manu factures of the United States are ex ported while the Imports of manufac tured articles equal less than one twentieth of the home product. TheBe are the figures of the statistical ab stract prepared by a bureau of the De partment of Commerce and Labor. Another exhibit contained in the re port shows that the proportion of the total manufactures exported has been steadily increasing since 1S50. In that year it was .066 per cent and In 1905, the last year In which comparative fig ures are obtainable, it was .082. In the latter , year the value o( exported manufactures was" $895,000,000. In some respects these figures might be misleading, because the bureau classes as manufactures, cured meats and grains which have been converted into foodstuffs. Such articles reduce mate rially the value of exports of what is ordinarily called manufactured goods. There has been a decrease, however, in recent years, of the per cent of food stuffs exported which would indicate that the amount of other manufac tures exported had Increased more than Is indicated by the figures. The really, noteworthy part of the report Is the summary of the total value of the manufactures of the country. In I860 they were estimated at $1,000,000,000, while in 1905 the estimate had risen to $16,000,000,000. Of this vast sum, $10,000,000,000 rep resented the valuation added to raw material by the process of manufac ture. Foreign commerce Is valuable and worth fighting for but the immensely greater size of the domestic trade in manufactures and the labor required to add that $10,000,000,000 to the value of raw material makes a home market Worth still more and muBt not be ruthlessly sacrificed or impaired. Irrespective of political affiliations, people like to see men in public office who have backbone and refuse to be stampeded. The people of Omaha ad mire the stand taken by the six repub lican councllmen in making the six democrats come to them in the organ ization and Insisting on having a re publican chosen to preside over the body. They will admire them for con tinuing to stand up and get as many republicans Into appointive places as they can get. If they show the white feather and run to cover at the first onslaught of the democratic organ, that did its best to keep each and every one of them out of office, they will tall down several notches in the public estimation. The republicans In the council are not expected to play cat's paw to help quarreling democrats to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. Mr. Bryan's Commoner gleefully re produces the dispatches announcing that "the federal grand Jury In Tulsa, Okl., refused to Indict Governor Hask ell," but before the paper-was run off the press the grand jury had brought In ludlctments against Governor Hask ell. No oue will find fault with Mr. Bryan for his sympathy for his friend, but we wait to see whether the next Issue of the Commoner will go into as much detail about the Indictment as tho last one does about the count uu which the grand jury failed to bring in a bill. The number of Bhare holders in tne Pennsylvania railroad has increased from 23,045 in 1897 to 57,540 at the last dividend period. Other corpora tions make a similar showing, which would seem to Indicate that concen tration of capital In large corporations does not neresrl!y mean a concentra tion of ownership. Gambling and immorality are said to have Increased In Cuba since the Americans surrendered control and the country's finances ore also In poor condition. The Cuban republic ap pears to have a serious time of It, learning to walk, every time Vncle Sam resigns his Job at the leading strings. An Iowa doctor has issued an ap peal to men to shave off their beards on the ground that they are unhealth- ful germ breeders. If tradition is to be believed, Methugeiah wore a beard and it Is up to the smooth shaven to equal his record before putting on the ban. If the republican city councllmen were only willing to take orders from Mr. Hitchcock his paper would laud them to the skies until the next elec tion, when he would throw them down for the meanest and most disreputable democrat. Being still In need of money, Texas has tacked $200,000 more onto the Standard OH company's fine. If the other states do not hurry up there will be nothing to levy on vhen they seek to collect from the? Standard. "Not one democrat stands for Tom Lee," shouts Mr. Hitchcock's paper in big, black type. How about Mayor Jim, who can claim to represent a few democrats himself? A Gentle Reminder. Pan Francisco Chronicle. No serious damage was done by the earthquake which shook some of the middle western states yesterday, but the quiver was lively enough to remind the people of the visited region that California has ro monopoly of seismic disturbances. Light on Unnomr Subject. Boston Herald. For unconscious humor the news of the day doesn't often exceed that dispatch from AuBtrla, which Includes in the pros pective budget "a supplementary Income tax on bachelors, widows and childless married couples, and also on matches." Not In Ills l ine. Chicago Record-Herald. During a fight which Senator Joe Bailey of Texas tried to have with a newspaper man the other day the senator used lan guage, it is alleged, that' was unfit to print. Still, nobody ever claimed that Bailey was sent to the senate for the purpose of rais ing its standard of respectability. Who Gave Them the Tlpf St Louis Star. Wonder who. could have possibly given the importers of ..champagne, diamonds, lace, fine china, artificial flowers and sim ilar articles a pointer as to the prospective increase in tariff charges? It Is said that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of these things have ..been and are being rushed under existing rates, and, of course, all will be sold at advanced prices when the new tariff gooa Into effect. But wouldn't it be a 3904 Joke on somebody if by any chance h 4arlff Increase miscued? Type of,. tubn "Patriots." New' yprk Tribune. Two distinguished, . Cuban "patriots" bearing the titles, respectively, of "gen eral" and "colonel,." have been arraigned a second time on charges of conspiring to overthrow the government of tha republic. as they are already serving sentences for petty swindling, their quality Is not In doubt. Instead of. dignifying them with punishment as conspirators or revolution ists why not turn them loose at the end of their present sentences and trust to their getting sent up again for chicken stealing or picking the pockets of blind beggars? Such practices seem to be the measure of ability of a certain type of Cuban "pa triot" TAKI.XQ A Li A H G 12 CO SI Tn ACT. Presbyterian Thandera Against the Use of Tobacro. Bt, Louis Globe-Democrat. The Presbyterian church has done great and mighty works. ,It has belted the globe with Its missionaries, and It has suppressed much smoke once rising from fires built for the making of cannibal feasts. It has plugged many holes through which the devil's smoke once rose Into the world. It has put out many fires of hatred, malice and all uncharltableness, the smoke of which Is alwaya black and smells badly. But now It Is going up against the smoke In which none of the evil attributes named can be found. My Lady Nicotine la no cannibal. She wooea us to such love of our fellow man that we would rather keep than eat' him. She flaunts the devil to his face and her smoke is as that of a backfire built against him. And her smoke, If it be worthy of her, Is never black, but blue, and it Is as the odor of sweet In cense. The men who love her love her with a passionate devotion which even the stern logic of Calvinism may not cool. What the Presbyterian church might do if It should thunder forth a threat of banishment for disregard of the Denver resolution. It la not for us to say. But when the brethren omitted the penalty It strikes us that some of them must have felt that the session waa growing long and that it was a long time between smokes. Alt Who Would Ertfoy good heahb, with fta blessings, must un derstand, quite clearly, that it involves the question of rigbt living with aQ the term implies. With proper knowledge of what is beat, each hour of recreation, of enjoy, tnewt, of oooUmpUtion and of effort may be made to coo tribute to living aright. Then the use of medicines may be die pexttad with to advantage, but under or dinary conditions iu many instances a simple, wholesome remedy may be invalu able if taken at the proper time and the California Fig Syrup Co. holds that it is alike important to present the subject truthfully and to supply the one perfect laxative to those desiring it. Consequently, the Company's Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Stnna give gtntnj satisfaction. To get its beneficial effects buy the genuine, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, and for wis bar ail kt4iM 4nupUb Army Gossip Matters ef XaWrett Oa sad Back of the -Firing Llai Oleaaed from the Army sad Vavy Begtster. General James Allen, the chief signal offlrer of the army, left Washington oti Tuesday for Omaha and Fort Lieavenworth Kan., for the purpose of observing the work at those places In which signal corps officers are engaged. Very little work is contemplated at the signal corps depot at nmaha during the present year, but some thing Is proposed In the way of military aeronautics and field work generally at Fort Leavenworth, to which place from Omaha has been sent on a practice march field company P. under Captain W. H. Oury. It Is expected that that company will re main at Fort Leavenworth about a month taking part with Company A In exercises and other demonstrations for the benefit of the signal corps officers under Instrur tlon at that post. At the termination of that period the company from Omaha will return to Its station. The program of mil itary aeronautics at Fort Leavenworth has not been definitely determined upon, but It is intended to do much work In the line of observation with the dirigible. A balloon of that type which has been at Fort Myer, together with the gas plant from that post, has been shipped to Leav enworth. Among the most Important of the ques tions which are to be settled by the mili tary authorities Is that which has been submitted to a special board of army of ficers, of which the head Is Colonel H. A. Greene, Tenth Infantry, and which Is to hold Its sessions at Ttock Island Arsenal. The problem before that board Is the de termination of the burden of the foot-soldier In an effort to ascertain If It may be reduced In weight or In what direction and by what means It may be modified. At present, the soldier carries very nearly one-half his own weight 1n the way of arms, arcouterments and clothing or, to be more exact, he has a dead weight of fifty-eight pounds and eight ounces, of which forty-six pounds and four ounces are his arms and accoutermenta. There are some things lacking which experts con sider should be a part of the material he must carry In the field when In fighting trim. The folly and futility of existing methods of determining physical fitness on exam ination for promotion In the army were never better shown than by a recent ex ample where a medical officer, well known In the service for his expert surgical skill and recognized by the profession In civil life as an authority on abdominal diseases, was summarily retired because he did net reach certain utterly unnecessary standards of physical powers. This officer. In the prime of manhood, and a leader In the sur gical profession, has recently been called to the chair of surgery In a prominent med ical college and unanimously elected by the trustees dean of the faculty, a position calling for the greatest mental activity and administrative ability of a high order, If not for foolish, and we may hope fleet ing standards of athletic activity. The law of compensation, however, still holds good, the loss to the army is the gain of the college which thus acquires the ripe fruit of this officer's experience. Consideration has been given by the gen eral staff of the War department to the Issue of the slicker, In place of the pon cho, to all troops and reports have been received from commanding officers of ar tillery 1 districts and of regiments 'of In fantry, cavalry and "field artillery 'on the relative advantages, according to their ob servation and experience with those two articles. The preference Is expressed for the slicker as permitting greater freedom of movement, as compared with the poncho, the objection to which is that being of rub ber, it Is apt to crack when folded, Is costly, and not durable. It has been de rided to submit to the infantry equip ment board, In session at Rock Island, the poncho, the slicker, and a combination cape and shelter tent. Invented by Lieutenant Charles H. Mason, Nineteenth Infantry, for examination and practical test. It Is de sired to obtain a recommendation of a suit able garment which will serve the purposes of the poncho or slicker. The reports which have been made on the subject will be forwarded to Rock Island with the sample garments. There has also been sent to Rock Island the new campaign hat as tentatively adopted by the general staff. This hat is somewhat lower In the crown and stlffer- In the brim than the present article of headgear. The Instructions to the Iiock Island board are that the new hat shall be critically examined In comparison with the service hat, the latter worn with the Alpine crease and the Montana peak. The decision of the War department to no longer sell to dealers obsolete small arms. In order to prevent their availability for filibustering expeditions and the like, Is resulting In the placing on sale ot num bers of obsolete rifles of foreign armies. Advertisements of these rifles are appear ing in newspapers all over the country. There seems to be a great many of the Swiss Vetterll thlrteen-shot rifle on the market. Sporting goods dealers in differ ent cities are advertising them for sale, the prices ranging In various places from 14.95 to 11.96. Numerous applications are being received by the adjustant general of the army from graduates of technical schools and unl vesrltles who desire to take the examina tion, to be held July 12, for appointment as second lieutenant In the coast artillery corps. The Interest In the examination Is quite unprecedented and the prospects are that there will be a larger class than that which took the examination for coast ar tillery commissions last February. It can not be known how many vacancies are available until the appointment of this year's graduates from the Military acad emy. GOING TO GRASS. Latest ftttmalas to Mental and Physi cal Effort. Minneapolis Journal. If Nebuchadnenar were alive today, he might be elected past president of the Al falfa club of Creighton university, Ne braska, where It has been discovered that students may be fed exclusively on al falfa, and still "make the team." But the students of Creighton do not go out and nibble. They gather their alfalfa, dry It and grind It into flour. It Is then an easy process to construct alfalfa gems, alfalfa pancakes and alfalfa mush. Pie crust made from alfalfa is said to be Just the thing. But, alas! alfalfa Is not much cheaper than wheat flour. The only object in eating alfalfa seems to be to stimulate a new line of advertising. We may boon ex pect to see "alfalfine" on the bill boards and "alfslfate" on the boarding house bill of fare. Thee Teddy Mill torn Bark, Philadelphia I'resa Mr. Roosevelt is to remain In Africa for a year. At present rate of discrimination the big gama In the dark continent cannot liosalbly liuld out for tbat length of time. A Strong Bank is the best place for Savings. . ,. You cannot more safely invest your savings than by taking out a 3Certificate of Deposit in a bank which has ' Cash and Reserve Funds .... $5,500,000.00 Total Asseti of over .$15,000,000.00. The latest published statement shows that this 'r bank ha9 interest bearing certificates of $2,086,687.49 DIU TO THE BOTTOM. Detection and Proaeentlon of Sugar Trmat Frnnd. New Tork Sun. The moral support of all good citizens of New Tork Is due to Collector Ioob. if he Is In fact beginning a vluorous effort to uncover the corrupt relations that have existed between one of the most power ful of the great combinations of capital known as trusts and dishonest employes of the United States In our custom house. The hand of Justice has already been laid heavily upon the nape of tho neck of this defrauder of the government and corrupter of the servants of the people, the American Cugar Refining company. That concern has been compelled to dis gorge a part of tha proceeds of It system- tlce. If we are not mistaken, is still occu pied with the sugar trust's affairs. In the custom house Itself no Investi gation by Mr. Ioeb can be too seiirch atlo rascality. The Department of Jus tng, no process of reorganisation can be too thoroughgoing, no purification of the service can be too persistent to suit a community now well aware of the put ridity of this whole business. Let the guilty relation be traced to Its terminals in both directions, and let the penitentiary open for the corrupters as well as the cor rupted! There Is now In Washington an honest president, Incapable of arresting the hand of Justice while he himself trades some piece of conviction for aome personal or political advantage. There Is a secretary of the treasury who Is credited with a genuine wish to get to the very bottom of the rottenness already In part exposed. There Is a public sentiment demanding the punlahment of every peraou concerned in the sugar trust-custom house conspiracy and fraud. Collector Loeb'a opportunity Is present and urgent. MOXEV PILING IP. Dangerous Abundance Around Specu lative PH. Naw Tork World. From every speculative pit In the coun try cornea the report that money Is easy. Money is easy, of course, when It Is abun dant, and. when,; the; big gamblers can bor row It, at cheap rates of Interest. While the use of money may be had at nominal cost In the centers of speculation. It is noticeable that most commodities are high and that legitimate business Is not wholly satisfactory. Men Interested In productive enterprises do not always find money easy. If money and credit were as cheap to them as they are to the manipulators of stocks, grain and cotton, there would be no regular weekly reporta of the Increa Ing movement of currency from the In terior of New York. Money accumulates here because there is a demand for it In speculation and be cause. In theory at least. It cannot be em ployed to advantage In business. To what extent country bankers openly discriminate against productive enterprises paying high rates of .interest in favor of a betting game in which the returns for the use of money are only nominal can be imagined, but not exactly determined. It must bo large. Under these conditions It may be well for those who are Inclined to look Into the nature of things to Inquire whether the prosperity which all are seeking and many signs of which are visible has been sought In the right place. There Is noth ing substantial In speculation. In com parlaon with the genuine activities of labor and capital It Is as a bubble to a battle ship. If prosperity first shows Itself In crazy speculation, with the financial re sources of the country largely devoted to the game, someone should make an Inspec tion of Its foundations. I.ooktnar In Right Direction. Louisville Courier-Journal. "What Is a democrat?" asks a ft. Ixiuis contemporary. "On the lumber schedule, at I least." It answers, "more than half a pro tectionist." There certainly seem to be times when In looking for democrats It might be advisable to go to the lumber room. Masterfal Generalship. Springfield Republican! Bene to. Aldrlch has yet to be beaten on a single Important Item In his tariff bill He knew what he was about in fixing up that measure. He was looking for demo cratic rather than republican votes and had them in his pocket when he reported the bill. The Syrup of and Wholesomeness The most delicious for griddle cakes of all makes or any use where syrup takes. A pure, wholesome food. In tot. ie. mJ jot mir-tithl tins. A took ef (taking tn4 andf ituklng rttvt$ enf. fraw a rsqwesr. . CORN PDnniirra BEFIMNtt COMPANY MwYwit f: PERSONAL NOTES. A French court has ordcrwt fh Trincen de Sapan to pay a note plven y Count Uonl for a loan loVbvcl His courting rx- President Taft ha it been palming a bright future for the southern 'rtcgme.' but vital they really lack Is a rusjMiai fnr the im mediate present. - : Society women of New York si cm 10 be smuggling in drct! in ul'ouu U' u.u.il volume. The operation 01 cusloiiaily is Un covered, and then SbmWw "in Tur" tiiuu'ciKi y loss; but it never ai s. u: M'iu'iMl front her rung of the social ladder. A St. Louis magistrate lm led t ((v'-benclt a ltd 1-fO 4 month to ttww-jj ii..(iw ut l .u p-r duy. He Hays he Id in iu. nf liealtu, and there will be u f.'V1 ..Uu'jw itii dud it. However, it a i to tie loaim in the cloud raised by tiit' dt,9iiue , ik' wing" time la fco:ie.mu3 yo..i sr ..-.... about the microbes Iuu:m iu .i. l.oiiis mis.. "The move for' k tmi,t.it u. '4,u.v.,.i Jefferson," says the r.unoit i .i .u.-' ...! no support from ills ieUuiu..,tjn u has been agitated for mine jtan.' i'iik ar rest of a promoter lio wa t I ovarii per cent of tnu collectiyti lie iii4u'-.uiauiH a certain coolness. It alHO diseituun uiueli in the line of what passes for iuiiti service." William Allen Whites first novel, "A Certain Hich Man," Is to tie publisneU In June. Mr. White w as or.. Jii ,iMi4a. He still lives in Kansas ana histnoiy is a Kansas story, Ihuugh the Mute'Ur Ihla cae represents the whole couiurf. , Its char acters represent a large poi'Uoil of the country and its big dramatic "plot la closely Interwoven with the Ueveloirsnt-ni ot '.he country. ; , ' I HI I I ' BREEZY TRIFLES. . "Do you ever wr1.oti aii;anipty stom ach?" asked the mere man. . oir!" eaciaimea tne literary person, "I am a poet, not a' -tattoo, ariiai!' i'uck. - - . ' ' The Grouch Yfs, 1 th.nk they ought to do away with all these June a, i annates. The Optimist Mercy, no! what would be come of the newspaper paragraphed?" Cleveland Plain pealer. r - ' - "I understand 'your husband is something "Yes," answered , y.)lK Mrs. Torkins. "what Charhty ItableUJraayttflt a uin ner Is tha reason e can't keep, a-cook." Washington Mar,, . v,"C . "Is one apt to get bruised In learning to ride the blcycle?,r . "Not If you make il a rule to stop when the bicycle stops." "What do you mean?" "home ridera keep on going." Louisville Courier-Journal. j ,. ; Friend Now, If I-were"butdlng a "house, I'd . . Owner Step around the Corner', - pleass, and you'll find a house I'm putting up to carry out the Ideaa of my .friend., This is one I'm building to suit myself. -Judge. The Boss I'd like to give you" empljy ment, young. man, but there. Is no work to do. ' The Applicant That's Just the sort of Job I'd like, sir, If the salary were satisfactory. Cleveland Leader. Tutterson Did Bronaon leave a'WUl? Smlthers Yes that Is, ha left a widow, and she'd represent all the wirl -Bronsnn had for twentyflv years, Harper's Weekly. . . . -. .. . y . . , -, . "Sir,') I wish to shake youchand." , "What for?'' . ; - "In recognition of the great sacrifice 3 ot. are making for the future of yulir .iiallv city." . ' "You must have the wrong man; 1 hav Just completed arianttt'iiinins.to move.awa: from the city." . . "Yes, sir; that's what I Jiml i efaienoo ,!o ' Houston Post. BALLAD OF THE BACHELOR. t. C, Kliain .. .i whir On. the girl trull I U t . . ' , .""'' Must be mild an a 'iy , . Her face must be t'utu Vi; jlr; And her eyes. miiKt in itu. if a heavenly hue. With bits of spun tfo-in I.! har. Oh. the girl I adore " Mum be twenty no niu.f Wlih f I (.'lire of beauty ihJ umic. Oh, her akin must he fclisll And her teetli inui ai( . u. The tints of the down in htv f;ut'. The maid that 1 chtvbh. - ' To love till I perish. Must love me in suntiliino (inj snow. Must be laughing and ks. Let me have my own way, And know how to cook Ad lo aenj. i But the maid that I wd. , After all I have said. May break my fond drctina ;ult t smash; J Thnutfh I'll feel unite repaid If I get an old mnid With millions of dollars In cnsH. Purity fad . CAsJC r LA vow r,!tv i,a.