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THE HEE: OMAHA. SAT I' K DAY. .HINT, :. V.m.
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Tim Omaha" Daily Bee
rOt'NDED RT EDWARD ROSE WATER-
VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
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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. IGth Street
SATURDAY SPECIALS
25o Rug Beater, like illustration, Sat
urday only, each 10c
$2.50 Wilton Bug, size 27x50, oriental
designs, Saturday special, ea.$1.25
Royal Wilton Carpet, samples, 27x54
inch, make excellent rugs, worth up
to $4.50 each, Saturday only,
eaoh $1.75
Genuine Spanish Ijeather Pillow or
Cushion, size 20x20, good value ;it
$2.25, Saturday only, each. . .$1.23
Vulcan Iron Holder, can be phu-ed
over any gaa burner, holds four flat
irons and can be used in many othor
ways, made of cast iron with polished
top, Saturday only, each. .... .50c
Great Lace Curtain and Portiere Sale
Monday, June 7th.
Mlir .
Special for Saturday
Wash Four-in-IIand Ties
finest quality; our own
make, at 25c
Wash String Ties, finest
quality; our own make
at 15c and 25c
1322
Fnrnnm St.

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