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Communications relating to new and edi torial matter should he addreMed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, exprena or postal "rder, payable to The Ree Puhll.hlng Cnmpa ny. Only J-cent stampe received In payment of mall accounts. Pereonal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchange not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. Ptate of N-hra.ka. Douglaa Count y George B Taa. hu. k. of Tht Be. Publishing Company. AuU aworn. ay that the actual number of full and complete, coplea of The Daily, Morn ing. Evening and Sunday Bee printed dur ing tha month of May. 1909, was aa fol io: , X 44,760 It 0,190 a .. . 43,000 1 iao 3 46,490 80 40,140 4 43,090 81 40,430 B 48,860 83 40,810 40,350 83 39,800 1 40,540 84 40,180 40,450 85 39.940 37,400 88 40,090 l 40,180 87 40,100 11 40,410 38 40,440 18.... i 40,310 89 41,070 13 40,160 30 88,940 14 40,970 31 40,350 IS 40,610 18 37,600 Total. . 1259,900 x 17 40,340 Returned coplea 8,986 Net total 1,849.815 Dally average 40819 GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to before ma this 31st dny of May, 1909 M. P. WALKER. ' Notary Public. Subscribers leaving the city tem i pomrlly ahoalrf have The Bee 1 Dialled to them. Address will be changed as often mm requested. The mills of Kin Ak-Sar-Dea are almost ready to grind. The pictures of Count Zeppelin do not look In the least like those of a highflier. Senator Aid rich objects to having "Made In Germany" branded on his tariff bill. The second round in the great city hall wrestling match 1b scheduled for next Tuesday. There is consolation in knowing that no phonograph records have been made of the tariff debates. An Oklahoma man baa been sent to jail for cheating a gas meter. How in the world did he do itt With the Chautauqua dates of so many senators about due, an adjourn ment cf congress is In eight. From the stillness of the waters around the Water board the reasonable inference is that something is hatching below the surface. Everybody Is waiting for someone to come to the front with that $1,000, 000, which we are told ought to be spent on Omaha parks and boulevards. "The Narrow Path" has been with drawn from a New York theater. The average New Yorker much prefers cut ting a wide swath. The French stork is feeling proud because he beat out the old man with the scythe last year. He was due to get busy or resign the job. Nebraska Nasbys meet In state con vention at Lincoln next week. The bandits who stole the mall on the Overland are In Jail, so it is perfectly safe. Tipping is not in vogue in central Africa, otherwise ex-President Roose velt, with his hundred porters, would need bis dollar-a-word Income to pay out Fourteen thousand hogs In one day and the record price for the year means some money which goes back to the farm .In territory surrounding Omaha. The Wright brothers assert It is not Improbable that airships will cross the ocean wltliln a year, but most of thorn will continue to travel awhile by steam ships. Twelve per. cent of the cadets at An napolis are said to be suffering from heart trouble. The percentage Is doubtless higher than that at co-educational institutions. v It would be unkind to suggest that the large German vote In Missouri had ax y thing to do with Senator StonVs solicitude as to what Germany might think of Senator Aldrlrh's remarks. It Is bruited that Anna Held has gone back to Europe with fl, 000, 000 accumulated in he stage career. She doubtless saved it by exercising econ omy la the dry goods bills for herself and her show girls. The Chicago city council has passed an ordinance Intended to render swim ming aaf. There has been nothing devised UD to date which beats the old iduionltloa. to "Hang your clothes on hickory limb, but don't go near the water." Fire Tears of Canal Work. The United States has every reason to be proud of the record to date in building the Panama canal. In the twenty-four years the French prose cuted the work 81.548,000 cubic yards of excavation was accomplished. In five years since the United Slates took hold the excsvatlon amounts to 73, 124,849 cubic yards. This Is really the work of three years and three fourths' of it has bee'n accomplished In the last two. The first year and a greater part of the second was largely devoted to sanitation and other pre liminaries. The following table shows the excavation by years: Cubic Yards. May, 1.KU, to April, 190R 64S.9U May. 1906. in April, 190S 2.155.123 May, 1906. to April, 1907 H.715.&54 May, 1907, to April, 1908 2i.0H2.RU May, 1908, to April, 1909 3K.M2,fi30 The working force at Panama has been thoroughly organized, has at tained the maximum in number and Is equipped with all the machinery deemed necessary. Dirt is flying at an average of 3,000,000 cubic yards per month and this rate it is hoped will be ' maintained. , There remains 101,541,746 yards of excavation and present progress indicates that En gineer Qoethal's time limit of Janu ary 1, 1915, is a liberal one. In addi tion to the excavation there remains the great Gatun dam and the locks, but the construction of these will be carried on simultaneously and, in fact, much work has already been done on them. The actual excavation record Is not the only measure of progress and suc cess. The toll of human life was ap palling during the French regime and the Americans were gravely told that there was no remedy. Many even pre dicted that climatic obstacles alone would make the canal's construction Impossible. But better living quar ters, better food, Improved sanitation and strict enforcement of disciplinary regulations have kept the death rate among canal workmen only slightly above that in similar work In the tem perate zone. The United States has so far lost none of its reputation for doing things by its record on the canal. The re sults have been secured in the face of predictions of failure abroad and a backfire at home by muckrake critics and opponents of the canal. An Omaha Sutter Exchange. There is renewed talk of a butter exchange for Omaha in which butter prices for this territory would be fixed on an open market. An Omaha but ter exchange is sure to come 83 a re sult of the tremendous development of the cretmery and dairy interests cen tering here, the only question being whether the time is ripe for the project. Omaha has long held an established rank as a live stock market and also as a grain market, and in each of these fields bad less to start with than it would now have for a butter market. Omaha's natural function as a market town is to afford a primary outlet for products of farm and ranch and to be the distributing point for the manu factured goods for which the agricul tural output Is exchanged. Live stock, grain, dairy products, hides and wool should all find a primary market here, and the one ought to help de velop theother. When the 'Omaha butter exchange Is finally launched we predict for it even a more speedy success' than at tended the establishment of a live stock market and the projection of the Grain exchange. May Treasury Statement. While the treasury report for May shows a deficit of $5,453,000, It indi cates a gradually Improving condition. The receipts were $10,600,000 greater than for the same month last year and although expenditures ere $4,000,- 000 more the net gain was $6,000,000. Customs receipts continue to show a substantial Increase, in fact $8,400,- 000 of the increase over last May are from that source. The ordinary reve nue for the full fiscal year has been estimated at $600,000,000, against $594454,000 In 1905-6, which fiscal year was taken by the ways and means committee as the basis in estimating revenue under the new tariff bill. The steadily Increasing Imports is a good Indlcatlqn that the Income under the new tariff will not fall short through any mistake in the basis for estimating. The Increased Imports are unmistakable signs of trade re vival in spite of a pending tariff bill. It is far more likely to be greater than less when this obstacle Is removed. Developing Wyoming Oil Fields. A substantial step in developing the Wyoming oil fields Is the establish ment of a refinery In the Big Horn basin, which means almost as much for Omaha as for Wyoming. It is cer tain that oil exists In paying quanti ties In Wyoming, but conditions hav so far not been favorable to develop ment. The field has been too far re moved from the consumer and other fields nearer distributing centers have taken the lead, but no great natural resource like this can remain unde veloped In a small way Wyoming oil has been used (or fuel and lubricating purposes, but waited a refinery able to meet local demands to give develop ment an Impetus which promises greater things. Omaha la the nearest distributing center In the line for reaching eastern consumption and would eventually offer the strategic point for piping the flow of Wyoming wells. Interests controlling the oil trade have always neglected new fields un til older ones were exhausted and how long it will be before they take to Wyoming oil is uncertain. Indications, however, are that the time cannot be long delayed. Criminal Law Conference. The fiftieth anniversary of the Northwestern University of Law la to be marked by a notable gathering of men charged with administering the criminal law. Among the subjects for discussion are prevention of crime, un necessary multiplication of criminal laws, simplification of Judicial pro cedure, study of criminals and proba tion and parole. Distinguished law yers, Judges, prison and police offi cials, state and city executives and students of sociology are to participate in the proceedings. " The program topic presents three problems, . the prevention, cure and punishment of crime. Until recently punishment has been the only method considered as either a cure or pre ventive fir crime, but it has proved lame because It is not always certain and it does nothing to reform criminal tendencies. Experience has demon strated that reforms in criminal pro cedure are essential to make punish ment more swift and' certain. Punish ment is the only method of reaching the habitual criminal beyond reform, and many states have recognized this by prescribing Indeterminate sen tences and judges everywhere consider past records In fixing penalties. De lay and uncertainty in law enforce ment through technicalities Is one of the sheet anchors of the professional criminal. Eliminating the weak spots in court procedure therefore calls for the best effort of lawyers and Judges. Prevention of crime and the cure of criminal tendencies are compara tively new ideas. Until recently prison management took no account of so ciology and treated all convicts as im mured for' punishment,' but It has been found that a large per cent of the prisoners can be reclaimed by proper treatment. It has also been demon strated that It Is easier to prevent peo ple from drifting into crime than either to punish or redeem them. A gathering of experts familiar with all phases of criminology should be able to do much to point out remedies fbr existing conditions and particularly to bring about combined efftfrt In place of haphazard and independent work. Governor Shallenberger has Issued a lengthy explanation In justification of his purchase of $600 worth of rail road mileage out of the unexpended balance of the traveling allowance of his predecessor before it lapsed. The only weak point In the statement, which is entirely unnecessary, is the explanation that unused portions of the mileage books are to be redeemed by the railroads and the money turned back Into the treasury. This would be equivalent to loaning the money to the railroads In order to avoid having the appropriation lapse. The real question is, is the governor likely to use $600 worth of railroad mileage for traveling about In Nebraska on official business? At 2 cents a mile $600 will pay for 80,000 mileB ot travel, or 15,000 miles a year, or 1,250 miles a month, or forty miles a day, including Sundays. It is announced that Columbus, Neb., wants to be immortalized as the location of a national monument in honor of Christopher Columbus, to cost not less than $5,000,000. Won der if Edgar Howard will let Rocke feller or Carnegie chip in. Prof. Fox of Yale is much worried for fear the Panama canal will not be a profitable Investment when com pleted. The professor Is late with his argument. The time for debating that question expired when Uncle Sam de rided to build it. Mr. Hitchcock's paper does not deign to answer our question, whether It is true that in the middle of the late city campaign Mr. Hitchcock sum moned Mayor Jim before him and de manded that he get off the ticket. Former Governor Folk of Missouri Is telling the people of Colorado that the democrats are going to elect the next president. That is the first Inti mation the democrats had all decided to vote for Taft. The biggest total of Insurance paid to the beneficiaries of any Nebraska policy holder last year was $65,000. Either Nebraska millionaires are long lived or they do not carry big life In surance policies. The railroads profess to be shy on information as to the value of their lines when the state commission asks for the figures. They will have ft all right If it is needed in the rate litiga tion. Just before leaving for Europe Mr. Harrlman issued a warning against ex cessive speculation. "Mr. Harrlman evidently does not want the game ruined by amateurs during his absence. Free Trade la Lemons. Baltimore American. The duty is to be raised on lemons. But. unfortunately, that will not prevent their being handed out as freely a ever. One Principle to Ua Affirmed. Washington Post. Let the final adjustment of the Georgia ktrtke decide once for all that no man can be denied the right to make a decent living because of the color of his akin, and the final solution of both the race and Industrial problems can safely be iert to the fairness and good sense of the Southern people. laerrulss Oatpal of Gold. Springfield Republican. The May output ' of 'gold from the Rand district of South Africa Is placed at 630, 000 ounces or approximately il2,MH).000 the largest of record for the month and only once beture eacsedes In any month. Here Is the fundamental explanation of why commodity prices fell to so sllftht an extent after the meat panic of nearly two years a:o. and are now attain resuming their general upward course. Ko Ktrltrstrst Visible. Indianapolis News. There are Just lots and lots of people who are not In the least excited about Senator Cummlns's amendment to the tar iff bill Imposing a tax of i per cent on In comes of over 16.000 a year. Receat Deflnl t lens. New York Tribune. What is a democrat? A man who votes for Bryan but prefers to see Taft elected; one who declares himself for a tariff for revenue only, but supports protection In congress, and one who helps elect a Re publican to the United States senate. (Jetliner Above the Crowd. St. Louis Globe Democrat. The Zeppelin balloon has at least settled the fact that the air can be navigated on a much more extensive scale than has ever yet been attempted. The revelation la welcome at a time when the fast cheap ening automobile tw making surface walk ing ao very dangerous. Reaalar and Volanterr Soldiers. St. Louis Republic. In his Gettysburg speech President Taft paid a merited tribute to the soldiers of the regular army of the United States and defined the correct policy toward the army to be It maintenance ss a skeleton for rapid enlargement In time of war to a force ten or twenty times its utie. But the never-to-be-forgotten lesson of the fight ing on both sides at Gettysburg Is that the world has never produced a better or truer fighting man than the seasoned volunteer soldier of the United States. Insaraenta" TiUs Into tamp. ' Boston Herald. It makes a difference whose foot the shoe pinches. Senators La Follette, Bristol, Clapp. Nelson, Brown, Crawford and Bur kett, 'Insurgents" who have demanded tar iff revision downward and have voted against nearly every Increase In the tariff schedules, voted for the increase in the duty on barley,1, In general, the agricul tural schedules' carrying increased duties on most farm products aroused no protest from the "tariff reformers" of the West. Too ;Mnrh of a Good Thlna,. New York Tribune. Tests were recently made In St. Paul to determine whether or not the use of electric headlights on locomotives produced any desirable effects. Several railway employes who were obliged to face the powerful glare of one of these lights were temporarily deprived of the sense of color, and could not distinguish between red and green. From this fact It would appear that you can sometimes get too much of a good thing. Give ('aba Its line. Boston Herald. The protest of General Garcia, Cuban minister to the United States, against hasty condemnation of the island government Is Justified. President Gomez and his admin istration are entitled to a fair chance, and General Garcla's statement throws a more favorable light on the general situation. The Cuban republic has Its enemies, whose purpose would be well serveVlf the govern ment could be discredited at Washington, or if confidence In Cuba and elsewhere could be shaker) to Buch an extent that Intervention might be. forced. The govern ment of Havana may not be: perfect. It must be 'gives a chance to discover and correct Its error and profit by the ex perience. MULTIPLICATION OF Mfl.LIOXS. Wonderful Commercial Expansion of the Coootrr. i New York World. The Incorporation In the United States during May of railroad, Industrial and other companies having a capital stock of $258,468,900 gives an Idea of the wonderful commercial expansion of the country. In cidental testimony to the same effect is furnished by the speedy absorption by In vestors of the 110.000,000 Issue of preferred stock put out by a new dry goods" com bination. E. H. Harrlman said to the newspaper men who asked him about the report that he was going abroad to dispose of 1160,000,000 of bonds, "I wouldn't have to go out of this house to do that In half an hour." This Is truly a bllllon-dollar era. Where the last generation figured In millions, the common multiple of the present-day busi ness world is $100,000,000. To what lengths Is the multiplication of millions to go? Estates of $1,000,000 have dwindled by com parison to modest competencies. At the present rate of increase the "swollen for tunes" of today may tomorrow excite no publio concern, being dwarfed ' by the greater hoards heaped up and reduced to negligible consequence in the light of the graver problems In the regulation of capital which may then be expected to de mand attention. PEACH AHO.Vli Til K RAILROADS. Harrlmaa and Hill Interests Settle Their Differences. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The agreement which has been reached between Harrlman and Hill regarding terminals at Portland. Ore., ought to please the country. It Is a long step toward com plete peace between the rival railway In terests In the west. Not only does Oregon benefit by it, but all the towns on the roads of each of these magnates west of the Mississippi may. In one degree or an other, be said to be gainers by this com pact. It is evident that 1909 will be a good year for the railroads of the transmlssippl region. All they need now Is good crops to enable them to reach the highest point In prosperity touched at any tlmt In the past, and there is a reasonable assurance that the crops will be up to the average or above it. This Is the testimony of trained observers who have gone through the great agricultural states In the last few weeks. James J. Hill, who can not be accused of taking unduly favorable views of the situation at any time, says that the second half of 190B is likely to bring the earninga of the roads up to the highest level ever touched. As railway construction has been re sumed on something like the scale which prevailed Just before the financial scare In the latter months of 1H0T, the men at their head probably believe a complete re vival in the Industries la Just In front of them. If the present promise of good ciops be realized, the complaint that the railways are not ahle to handle the traffic will soon be with us again. It must be remembered that during the last year and a hiilf of stagnation the country has been growing somewhat faster in population than the railways have In mileage or in rolling Block. When business iemnes its old proportions the additional Inhabitants will quickly bring the volume of the great Industries up to the figures which will put the facilities of the railways to a very severe test. Messrs. Harrlman and Hill, by their peace treaty on the Pacific, have placed themselves in a shape to meet the new demands (ln the moving of cmps and of the manufacturing products when they arrive. In Other Lands Bide XUgkts ea What la Trans, ptiiag Among the Hear sad Fax nations pt the Berth. "Rrltania rules the waves!" "Oermanla rides the air!" The first slogan bears the veneration of years, the second comes with a mighty sweep of artificial wings and a scream of Teutonic Joy lerribly trying on the nerves of ricadilly. Count Zeppelin's balloon flight of 60 miles throws a fresh scare Into quarters overstocked with scares and filla the British taxpayer with fresh terror. What will happen to that unfortunate, now facing the severest tax ing scheme of the nation's history, should the government decide that Dreadnoughts of the air are as necessary to the nation's safety hs Dreadnoughts of the seaT Im agination halts and takes refuge in sym pathy. Some features of the record flight, however, afford satisfaction to Britishers not wholly infected by Gerruanphohla. The Dreadnought of the air averaged twenty-three miles an hour. The latest of the British Dreadnoughts of the sea, the battleship-cruiser Invincible, cut through the waves at an average speed of thirty- two miles an hour. As a factor in war the British Dreadnought outruns the German Dreadnought by a safe margin of speed and Is not an liable to be put out of busi ness by colliding with a tree. Among German military men the dirigible balloon Ih not regarded as a vital factor In active military operations. First cost In consid ered excessive. In view of the certainty that like practical results will be obtain able by means of aeroplanes, costing but a fraction of the Zeppelin airship. Its car rying power, estimated at twenty-five per sons, makes the dirigible a negligible quan tity in that respect. For observation pur poses the cheaper and more easily man aged aeroplane is esteemed by these ex perts the coming military adjunct. These considerations are evidently appreciated by the distinguished Inventor and air nav igator, for his backers propose using the dirigibles for passenger service over and around the Alps. But John Bull, not con tent with German assurances, Is diligently shooting at captive balloons a mils high The achievement of the Zeppelin airship Increases the difficulty enthusiasts experi ence In keeping their feet on the earth. Aeronautics Is epidemic in Europe. Ex pectations are leagues in the air and de velopments that will astonish la conserva tive world are common predictions. Ac tlvtty In "the conquest of the air" is dls tinct to produce results approaching i revolution. Before the cooler months of autumn come around we are likely to be all but convinced that nothing short of that Is the significance of the aerial trl umphs of one kind and another.- Perhaps it would not do to be flippant, to assume that the fever will pass and the world will be pursuing its normal course for an In definite period thereafter. The Wrights, for Instance, have accomplished something that most persons were convinced could never be accomplished. They at least were not vain dreamers. Nor do they discuss the future sensationally now that the whole world accords them a hearing nay, turns to them for reliable prognostication. Their aeroplanes are the motorboats of the air. Zeppelin's dirigible is the steamer of the clouds. Between these extremes lies ample room for development. 'Some Interesting figures concerning the composition of the Russian army are sup plied by the ministerial reports regarding the conscriptions of 1W7 and DOS. Nearly half the army was recruited from provinces cf Great Russia. In 1!)07 the proportion was 202,000 Great Russians out of a total of 4-tC.O00 recruits. If Little Russians and While Russians be added the figure rises to SKJ.000 In 1907. and In 1908 to 3SO.O0O out of a tctal of 45G.000 recruits. Over 78 per cent of the Russian army belong to the Greek Orthodox faith. In 1907 the non-Christian recruits represented 18,000 Jews and 14,000 Musulmans. The physique of the men Is established as follows: The height of about 27 per cent of the recruits was S feet Inches; 26 per cent. S feet 414 Inches; 18 per cent. 5 feet 3Vt inches: 16 per cent. 5 feet 3 Inches; less than 1 per cent of 5 feet 1 Inch. There were 1,2-15 recruits whose height was 6 feet IVi inches, 128 of feet 34 inches, and 10 of 6 feet S Inches. There weie four above 6 feet 5 inches. As re gards education, the statistics are far from satisfactory. Over 37 per cent of the re cruits were illiterate. Of 275,000 recruits in 1907 who were able to read or write, only about 6.000 had passed the medium or higher standards ,ln education, 85,000 the lower ' standard, 180.000 could read and write. 64,000 could only read. The recent visit of the German emperor to the Austrian capital evidently put the finishing touches on the dual alliance and evoked Impressive enthusiasm In Vienna. The significance of the visit Is attested In the following official note In the Polltlsche Correspondens: "No previous appearance of the German emperor could make In "Vienna so deep a political Impression, as the present visit, which follows upon a period of International tension such as had not prevailed In Europe for long past. The attitude assumed by Germany during the events of the autumn and spring trans formed the Balkan crisis from an Austro Hungariun affair into a Joint experience of the monarchy and of the German em pire, as well as into a highly instructive lesson for the whole political world. The course and result of the crisis gave tangi ble expression to the formerly underesti mated political and moral power of Austria-Hungary, and thoroughly destroyed certain strange legends concerning Its vi tality. To this sucefss was added the ex tremely valuable effect produced by the unshaklngly loyal co-operation of Gtrmany with the monarchy, and also the vigor and energy of the alliance between the tw-o em pires, which many bellnved to be a with ered formation." The amended draft of the constitution of the projected union of South Africa, which will probably be approved by the Imperial Parliament and signed by the king during the present year, changes the basis of representation In such a way that the rural or Dutch white population win nave an advantage in legislative seats over the urban, or British Inhabitants. The con cession appears to have been necessary to Insure federation at this time. In other re spects the draft of the original convention was not materially changed by the recent convention of Bloemfonteln for the re vision of the Instrument. a. As time passes. Intelligent Spaniards are more than ever satisfied with the result of the Spanish-American war. Prof. Dull Garcia Ouljarro of the university of Madrid, writing In the Vale Review on "Spain Since IK." declares that the loss of the colonies "was a blessing to the . . i T' 1 ' u u a Ih. Knirin. ripamsn iisiumi. " - -- j nlng of Spain's regeneration." "To the cry of the colonies, 'At last Independent!' as If I he lom "f the Insular domains had reiievtd inem of a lieavy loua. rOSONAL NOTES. William C. Doyle, formerly a physlral director at Tale university, has been ap pointed an sthenic supervisor at the ful rslty of Iowa, and has accepted the ap pointment. John Wesley Gaines of Tennessee Is going upon the lecture platform, which will need to have Ma underpinning carefully In spected to enable It to support 'a man of so much weight. Governor Charles N. Haskell's friends raised a purse ot $800 to pty for his de fense in the Muskogee town lot cases. Governor Haskell is the last and the least of the galaxy of American martyrs. John Marshall Harlan.' associate Justice of the supreme court, on Mftndsy cele brated his seventy-sixth birthday, and when attention was called to the fact he replied that he felt "Just as spry ss h had felt any time for many years " The sides of the good ship that brought George Ade snd Chancellor Day back from the orient must have been shaken with laughter. Both passengers are distin guished Jokers, with the difference thet the former tries to be funnv and the latter does not have to try. Because John L. Sullivan, state printer of Ohio, kept the floor of the state bindery swept, sold the gold leaf and other valua ble refuse thus collected and turned the proceeds Into the public treasury, John I Sullivan is heralded as an official whose faithfulness Is noteworthy. It la said that the printer has, during his short tenure of office, turned hack to the state )L500 In this way, whereas his predecessors turned nothing back. Montana Is rather Joyously Agitated over a report that ex-Senator William A. Clarke, democrat, will contest with Sena tor Carter, republican, the succession to the latter's seat next year. The legislature Is republican, but It Is well observed In a Montana dispatch that In a senatorial con test the political complexion of that body is always in doubt. It has been tome time since Montana politicians enjoyed the privilege of wallowing around In a gener ous distribution of Clark money. The Board iu Directors of Chicago's world's fair, with sixteen years experience, are extremely wary in the matter of dis tributing the residue of $44,000. They want more legal advise before removing the lid, while patient stockholders may feel the sting of disappointment, they maybe com forted by the assurance that this secretary and the legal adviser will be keeping the pile from swelling and bursting the pot. Pnalshlnsj the Tools.,' New Tork World. Overruling a demurrer. Judge Hough decides that the sugar weighers who cheated the government must go to trial. This Is well. But In the meantime what Is being done to catch and punish those higher up who profited by the frauds and who have admitted it by restitution. SUMMER SUITS We've as great a range of Styles and Pat terns in Clothing as anyone, and with our Regu lar and Half Sizes, a much greater assortment. There is, therefore, no question of a fit. And there is full value in every Suit from $15.00 to $35.00. You can see for yourself the Style and the Fit, but you may be sure here that the hidden details of every garment are just as trustworthy. BrQwning,1(ing & Cq M7 Miller, White Pleated and Negligee Shirts, cuffs attached or de tachedat 05c Albert Catum WHITTLED TO A P0DTT. Prospective Tenant Does the landlord furnish enough steam heat? Evasive Agent Oh. he very liberal with hot sir. Baltimore American. "What makes your wife act so queerly here of later" "Some one told her that worry made people thin and she Is trying to worry and don't know how." Houston Tost. "Think of rich men In this country who once walked barefoot 1" "Yes," answered the theatrical manager, "and think tf the rich performers who once danced barefoot !" Washington Star. The attorney for the defense proceeded to cross-examine the witness. "Mr. Chucksley," he asked, "what Is your occupation T" "I am a grocer." "Do you sell sny real Mocha or Java coffee?" "Why er " "Thst Is all. Mr. Chucksley. TOU may step aside." Chicago Tribune. I-sdv I'm working for the temperance cause. How often have I said that "Lips that touch liquor shall never touch mine!" Man Then, If I were you I would change the argument, or you will drive everybody to drink. St. Louis Times. "These are my Jewels." said Cornelia, the Roman matron, proudly displaying her sons to her callers. "Plff!e!" sniffed the olher Roman ma trons, as they started for their homes, 'it Is easy to see the only other ones she has are either paste or her husband has pawned them to pay his gambling debts." Baltimore American. Officious Offspring Pop, rosy I ask Just one more question? Patient Pater Well, my eon. Just one more. Officious Offspring Well. then. pop. how Is It that the night fells, but It's the dav A CONGRESSIONAL TALE. Denver Republican. Ten little democrats, voting on free pine. One voted for a tax and then there were nine. Nine little democrats. In a sox debate, One voted tariff-wise, and then there were eight. Eight little democrats Just a party leaven One said: "Taxed tea for mine." iirtd then there were seven. Seven little democrats, In a frightful tlx One voted down free steel, snd then there were six. Six little democrats, keeping hope alive. One voted 10 per cent, and then there were five. Five little democrats, feeling rather sore. One said: "Free trade be durnd," and then there were four. Four little democrats, true to William B . One said: "Protection here," and then there were three Three little democrats, striving to he (rue, One got advice from home, and then there were two. Two little democrats, hearing said: "Well done." One asked to change his vote, snd then there was one. One little democrat, seeking an excuse To turn the Denver platform down ah, but what's the use! 15th and Douglas Sts. R.S. WILCOX, MfiT. Stewart & Beaton 413-15-17 Go. 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