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HIE 13EE: OMAHA, TUESDAA', NOVEMBER 16, 1900
Tire Omaha Daily Iter.
KOUM"fcI BT EDWARD ROSEWATEU-
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STATEMENT OF CTRCVYjATTON.
:tte ef Nehraana, Doudaa County, act
Oenrge B. Tsehurk, treasurer of Tha Bee
Publishing Company, being duty eworn.
eaya that the actual number of full and
complete eoplee of The Dally. Morning
TCvanlng and Sunday Pe printed during
the month of October. IfW'. wax as foilrrve:
1 43.380 IS... 43.140 !).... 41,790
t::..4.0M IS 43.140 23 ...43.490
t....40,M 14 49,340 44.... 40,330
4. ...49440 15 43.380 26 41,990
I 43,810 1I....4UK tt 41.990
43,480 IT 40,909 27 43,330
T.... 41,470 II 43.430 2 43,310
I ... 43,010 1. ...43,080 29 43,000
9 43,980 20... .41,390 10. .. .43.070
It. ...40,800 21. .. .43,050 11 40,500
Tetal ...... 1,503, 040
Net total ,. 1,393,370
Dally average 41,731
GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
tfuhscrlbed In my presence and sworn to
brforcme thla 1st flay of November, 1SX. .
(Keal.) M. P. WALKER,
abserlbera leaviaar taa city I'm
trarlly ekeald hare Taa Bee
mailed ta them. Addreaa will ho
aaanael aa ef tea aa reaaeeted.
Did the moths get It?
The early bird may catch tho worm,
but the early political slate Invites
Connoisseurs who order owl off tho
bill of faro are not complaining when
they are served with prairie chicken.
County Commissioner Brunlng will
now have another chance to discover
whether he Is a republican or a demo
crat. It tho Tobacco trust la really after
eoatrol of the drug trade of tha coun
try It might be well for the pharma
ceutical interest to smoke up.
While talking about "Insurgents" do
aot forget tho twenty-three democratic
congressmen who jumped the traces to
help "Undo Joe" re-enact hla rules.
A grandson of General Ben Butler
is aald to have aa eye oa Senator
Lodge'a seat In the senate. It remains
to be seen whether , the descendant's
agbt la better than the famous green
backer's.' Ia It Impertinent to note that the ac
tress who divorced her theatrloal hus
band to that she might have a fireside
companion whoso pocks she might
dam picked, out a pair of socks with a
After tolling ua that the rank and
ilia are to write tho next democratic
state platform, Judge Howard already
cornea forward with a rough draft of
what bo would write If he were the
rank and file. "Nuf sed."
Tho best merchants in Omaha who
give the best goods for tho money
recognize Tho Bee as their best me
dium of advertising. Just glance over
our advertising columns for a guide
post to enterprising merchants.
These bo perilous days in tho diplo
matic checker game. First Mr. Crane
la told not to go, and then Mr. Combs
la told not to come. But his Thanks
giving turkey may prove more aecuro
la Peru than it would have been In
The laws and the ordinances tell ua
how wo may have clean streets in
Omaha, but In addition to laws and or
dinances we must have a street clean
ing department manned with compe
tent people who will attend to business
all the time.
Iu the late nonpartisan democratic
bunco game Judge Dean was .picked
for slaughter, but when accounts are
cast it is found that he ran ahead of
Judge Oood, Intended to be the bene
ficiary of the conspiracy. Bunco men
themselves are sometimes buncoed.
At last the New York Horse show
hat demonstrated Its real field of serv
ice by the discovery of the constables
that this annual gathering affords an
excellent clearing house for the legal
documents In tho cases of erring wives
and roving husbands.
splendid lessons are taught by
C wemsa who, born blind, has Just
k. her tight restored by an operation
114 for with the savings from twenty
three years of scrubbing floors. Tho
"ret la perseverance In - the face of
emlurljf hopeless obstacles. The
x'cu'l ' tin elf) ah devotion, for no
oi ii fas she able to see than the de
tin.iutt to save Iter further earning
n rtore tho sight of her brother suf
fering a'Vniltr affliction. Womanly
aelf-sacrlflee co- lands admiration
whether ti cciara up from the scrub
bing bucket or down from the palatial
Oar Nival Base in the Pacific.
Not alnco the annexation of the
Hawaiian Inland by the Unltd States
In 189 8 has our government tnken n
more important step toward the con
trol of the Pacific than in the derision
of the Joint army and navy board.
Just approved by the president, to es
tablish the United States naval base
for the western vratert at Pearl Har
bor. This termination of a long-standing
dispute must be viewed with ap
proval by all who have considered the
possibility of our Inability to hold the
Philippines In case of war. For the
only alternative was to tlx upon either
Manila or Sublg bay, and under our
present policy of administering the af
fairs of the Philippines a station in
those waters could hardly hare been
defended against a foreign foe. The
size of our army in the Philippines
must of necessity restrict its duties,
in case of war with another power, to
defense of the city of Manila. It would
have been Extremely hazardous to
have the Pacific naval base so Inse
curely stationed and so far from home.
On the other hand, Pearl harbor
long has been recognized as ideal for
such a purpose. Only our sudden sur
prising acquisition of the Philippines
diverted attention from its merits.
Close to Honolulu, Pearl harbor af
fords a wide sweep of landlocked
water, with a narrow channel t ap
proach. It has room for the thelter
of vessels and the accumulation of sup
plies, U capable of being made almost
Impregnable to attack and has the ad
vantage of being virtually equidistant
from our home shores, the Philippine
islands and our rapidly developing in
terests in Alaska.
Maintenance of Olongapo as a
Philippine repair station and develop
ment of a great naval base at Pearl
harbor should enable us to look after
our Interests in the Pacific to the best
possible advantage, and congress may
be depended on to take the necessary
steps to make Pearl Harbor the haven
of the Pacific fleet.
- The Problem of India.
With dynamiters pursuing their at
tempts at the assassination of the
viceroy and a recrudescence of the
spirit of unrest throughout India, Great
Britain may well be concerned over
the possibility of an uprising of the
Indian people against the white man's
England undoubtedly has done won
ders for India in opening It to the civ
ilizing influences which have lifted the
women ou; of bondage and . enlisted
the co-operation of prosperous nations
in the warfare against plague and
famine. One might regard tho in-
nhabitants of the east as ungrateful,
yet It must be remembered that these
people are ancient and proud, with an
aristocracy as eminent as that of Eng
land, and also that the Briton has laid
a heavy hand upon the subject races
in exacting toll and tribute. The white
man's mastery has not been without
its bitter Injustice, and there Is reason
for the hatred which fills many an In
From the first the Indian has not
understood the Englishman, nor has
the Englishman understood the In
dian., One Britisher, Kipling, prob
ably got to the heart of the Indian,
but England has not yet fathomed
Kipling. The problem of England In
India Is the old, old conflict of occi
dental and oriental mind. Oeorge
Eliot's philosophy still holds good,
that If men are to be welded they must
be made of metals that will mix.
An Obscured Inventor.
It is a story as old as the history of
invention that the man whose genius
evolves Important devloea In the world
of science often ban hla fame obscured
and bis profit diverted because some
man of more practical turn develops
hla Invention Into commercial success.
Dr. Theodore R. Tlmby, who has Just
died, was one of those theorists whose
ideas would have slumbered without
the world over being the gainer had
not aggressive men seized upon them
and pushed their exploitation. Yet
Dr. Tlmby died a victim of melan
choly because he regarded himself as
cheated out of full recognition for one
of tho most spectacular of inventions
in naval engineering.
Ask tho American schoolboy who in
vented the revolving turret that pro
tects the great guns on our giant bat
tleships, and the immediate answer is
Ericsson. This Is because the revolv
ing turret was the novelty of the mon
itor that Impressed every mind, and
Ericsson did undoubtedly build the
Monitor which amazed tho world. But
the turret was only one of the features
of the Monitor's departure from es
tablished naval construction, and at
the outset proved to be of less avail
than had been expected. The turret
on the monitor showed its defects in
its first battle, and the turret of today
Is a result of fifteen separate modifica
tions of the original,
Dr. Tlmby conceived the Idea of the
turret from viewing old Castle William
In New York harbor. He showed his
first model to President Tyler In 1841,
and a royalty of 15,000 was paid to
him for each of the three vessels built
for the civil war with the turret, at
tachment. One of the chief features
of the monitor was the low freeboard,
whose value has been retained in our
modern battleahlpa, which are much
lower than those of Europe. The low
freeboard wae one of Ericsson's tri
umphs; the turret alone was Tlmby'e."
General B. F. Tracy was one of Dr.
Tlmby's supporters who sought to se
cure more general recognition to
Tlmby's claims to farae during bis life
time. Yet tho doctor might well bare
bees satisfied with bis actual achieve-,
ment In the world of Invention, in-
eluding as they did the floating dry-
dook, the American turbine, the com
mercially portable 83-inch mercurial
barometer and the electric and sub
terranean system of coast defenses.
Self-consciousness of the tremendous
worth of his work to the world should
have made his last years contented
without striving after a fame which
another had divided with him.
In planning a great and costly me
morial to Oeorge Washington that
shall serve as national headquarters
for the country's organized interests
In the realms of science, art, educa
tion and patriotism, one more tribute
Is being paid to a hero who refused
a crown, yet who has become greater
than had he accepted it.
Where la there a monarch, living or
mouldered in the dust, whose name
shines with such immortality or In
spires such loyalty and reverence as
that of Washington? We have become
acquainted with the knowledge that
he was human, yet we love and exalt
hlra the more. For above his human
traits he rose to the loftiest heights
of Individual character and public
worthiness, and iu his civic virtues,
personal patrlotUm and official career
as soldier and statesman he served his
people with unfailing devotion and left
a memory without a stain.
Monarchs have lived and died whose
names inspire a salute from the people
they have led, but nowhere in history
is there a figure appealing so thor
oughly to unstinted universal esteem
as does the name of Washington.
Our Asset of Friendship.
While influential representatives of
Japan are canvassing the land and
reaping a manifestation of good fel
lowship that shall serve us in our
future relations with the land of the
rising sun, a Turkish mission is at
Washington with the greetings of the
rejuvenated Ottoman empire. It is
fortunate for the exchange of appro
priate ceremony that the president
himself is there to receive the embassy
in person, for his Individuality will
serve well In emphasizing the estab
lishment of friendly relations.
The United States can well afford to
manifest good will to a high degree
among the enlightened leaders of the
new movement In Turkey. That em
pire, as was the case with China, long
had every hand against it. In the
orient we have found our marked
friendship to be an invaluable asset
for our commercial enterprises, and
the same should be true of Turkey.
The visit of the Turkish embassy Is
an opportunity for the cementing of
the best of amity, which President
Taft will make the most of.
,.,. Facility with Xanguajei.. ,. , ,
.The most marvelous object lesson
given by the Japanese in their recent
vialt to Omatia is their remarkable fa
cility with languages. No sooner was
the welcoming address delivered than
one of the Japanese guests, who had
been taking notes, rose to his feet and
translated it Into' his native tongue for
the benefit of his associates who could
not understand English. When the
response was made in Japanese, a re
sponse which consumed at least twenty
minutes, another of the visitors
promptly rendered the words into Eng
lish with correct and elegant diction.
The translation showed that the ad
dress was not a stereotyped speech,
but rather a real response commenting
on what had been said by the other
speakeis of the evening and referring
to the happenings of the day.
. It is plain that when the Japanese
learn the English language they learn
It thoroughly, and they learn It not as
a mere book language, but as a living
speech. It Is to be regretted that so
few of us Americans undertake to ac
quire any language but our own, and
that those of us who do take up for
eign languages seldom become pro
ficient in them to the extent of fluent
conversation. The day of a universal
language may possibly come, but it is
far In the future. In the interval com
munication between peoples of differ
ent nations must be by acquiring each
other's tongue. It is hardly probable
that many Americans will learn to
speak Japanese, but every American
boy and girl should have Instilled in
them the ambition to learn at least
two languages well enough to speak
Adding the torture of sharks to the
terrors of shipwreck makes a story of
horror more blood-curdling than
Dante's Inferno. Such a narrative im
pels' the reflection, Of what use is the
shark, anyway? In the face of fright
ful tragedies of surf bathing and of
the deep, the inhabitants of lands bor
dering on shark-Infested waters make
no effort to exterminate the monster,
although scientists have demonstrated
that the present-day schools are but a
remnant of the original scourge. Shark
carcasses could be used as fertilizer,
the livers yield a valuable oil and the
flns produce a gelatin which is es
teemed as a dainty. The whaleahips
virtually extermlnted one denizen of
the deep, not of the man-eating variety
notwithstanding Jonah's ' experience,
and similar industry against the shark
would in time rid the ocean of a terror
more rapacious than many .a Jungle
Does the scientist realize what he ia
doing In denouncing Niagara as a
plague-stream of typhoid? This is a
sad Invasion of Cupid's realm. Just
Imagine the blight that will fall upon
the young romance when Angelina
murmurs In the moonlight abont the
majesty of the cataract and tho Para
dise of tbo scena and Algernon cuts In
in his practical cold way with, "Yes,
dear, but you know It's an awful mess
of germs!" Truly, it is heartless for
that Bostonlan to dampen public en
thusiasm for the Cave of the Winds
and the Maid of the Mist, but now that
the only remedy Is for the Buffalon
ians to turn their electric current Into
the river and boll the falls.
Prof. Goldwin Smith's announced re
tirement from active journalism be
cause of his age, which is Hearing 90
years, is of peculiar Interest In the
United States. While an Englishman
by birth, who has maintained his ac
tivities chiefly In the British isles and
Canada, he has written many books on
American history and politics, has lec
tured to large classes In Important
universities in the United States, mar
ried a Boston woman and has been the
chief exponent from the other aide of
the notice of the Idea that Canada is
destined to merge her political life
with ours. There appears to be no
Britisher or Canadian In sight to fill
Prof. Smith's plad In eal for this
cause of North American unity.
Omaha papers may aa weii content them
selves with the discussion of their own
municipal shortcomings and pay less at
tention to those of Lincoln. Lincoln Star.
Lincoln wants to te privileged to
point continuouily at its neighbor's
beam and to be Immune from having
attention called to its own mote. The
trouble with Lincoln papers Is that
they assume for their city a holler-than-tbou
attitude, when as a matter
of fact Lincoln is just the average
American city of Its size, no better
and no worse. It is because Lincoln
pretends to be so much better than
Omaha that an occasional reminder Is
necessary to its salvation.
The ray of light in the gloom of that
coal mine disaster Is the marked hero
ism shown by so many of those grimy
toilers. Confronted with death, many
sought first to save their fellows. It
is good to contemplate such noble con
duct coming lnstictlvely from folks
who never had beard of Stevenson's
prayer, "Helrt ts to play the man!"
The World-Herald is to be com
mended for its frankness in avowing
that the purpose of Its effusive sym
pathy for republican insurgents is to
bring them into the democratic fold.
The World-Herald has no other use for
republicans than to help democrats
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Nebraska Is a republican state with an
occasional favorite con aberration. But
that silvery voice is not likely again to
charm Nebraska out of Its wits.
One Reform NeslectedU
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
There is a conVmlsslon for nearly every
thing else connected with human life
why not one to bromote uniformity in the
color of automobiles? ,
Rode Knock at Lara Lids.
Give nature a chance and it works its
own cure. Express companies are charg
ing space rates for carrying big hats and
the milliners are up against the necessity
of cutting down their size.
Constant Vlartlance Needed.
AVe have, as the president says, a great
deal of valuable coal land owned by the
government; but It we're not mighty care
ful we may discover that the satchel con-
talna nothing but a package of brown pa
per when we open it up after we get home
Settling: ivlth Uncle Bam.
News of an agreement on the part of
another large Importing Interest to refund
to the government millions withheld by
customs frauds Is welcome, but It would
not be accepted .as purchasing Immunity
from criminal prosecution for such frauds
as are confessed. Restitution may settle
the civil claim of the government, but the
law requires that the lef be punished
even If he has restored the property he
One War Par Debts.
The ethlca of some foreign noblemen
with regard to the ways and means of
satisfying their creditors are widely at
variance with the accepted " procedure of
honorable Americans. The Duke de
Chaulnes married a wealthy American
girl, and upon their arrival in Paris they
found themselves besieged by the clenv
oroua multltube of money-lenders. Word
had gone forth that the bride was wealthy,
and the hint to "the usurers and land
sharka was sufficient to make the honey
moon a painful experience of dodging the
servers of warrants and writs of attach
ment. It now appears that the new Amer
ican Prlnceea of Braganaa Is having a
similar dlwconcertlng experience. The
Portuguese pretender has borrowed enor
mous sums of money at usury, and his
creditors have decided that with the ar
rival of his rich American bride In Aus
trla the eaRerly awaited day of reckon
Ing has coine fur themselves. The princely
Incognito If of no avail.
A l.lttle Complimentary Publicity
Newark (N. J.) News.
JuJkb Gaynor, mayor-elect of New York
textiles to the high character of the
newpaier reportera who were assigned to
follow htm during the exciting campaign
He says: "Not a confidence was broken,
nor a mean thing done. I waa told that I
ought to have a manager and turn you
over to him, but I knew It was not neces
sary. I was once one of you." If Mr.
liannard should be asked to say some
thing on the subject he would say the
It is very seldom that the reporter cqmea
In for the recognition which Is his due. No
squarer worker will be found In any field
of occupation, and no man freer from the
taint of prejudice. In a great majority
of Instances where men condemn him, he
has been the Intended victim of their de-
celt of cunning or stupidity. The men
highest In public life, who necessarily live
on terms of intimacy with him. Invari
ably testify to Ms worthiness and hla re
liability. More than that, they testify
to hla consideration practiced without their
request and because they know of the slip
they have unintentionally made.
It la not our Intention to place a halo
about the head of the reporter. He would
be the last to wear it contentedly. It la
just as well to remember, however, that
met on equal ground he Is faithful to hla
job, tils editor and the man he baa busi
ness Willi. '
Matters ef Interest Oa and Back
f the rtrlng ZIbc Gleaned from
tat Army and Havy Beglster.
Tha retirements for age In thi army dur
ing 1910 comprise four brigadier generals,
one of whom Is the chief of engineers. The
Completo list follows:
Itrlgadlrr General J. O. D. Knight, Jan
uary ii (colonpl of engineers, who attain
the rank of bilgndler general today, No
vember 13, upon the retirement of Ouneral
Colonel Charles D. Byrne, army medical
corps, January 5S.
Colonel John W. Pullman, quartermas
ter's department, February 17.
Colonel Valery Havard, army medical
oorpa. February IS.
Major Eugene O. Fechet, signal corps,
Brigadier General Charlea Morton, com
manding Department of the Missouri,
Lieutenant Colonel William W. Robinson,
Jr.. quartermaster's department, April 2t.
Brigadier General W. 8. Kdgerly. May
, (General Edgerly will be retired Decem
ber 19. 1909, upon recommendation of army
Colonel James W. Pope, quartermaster's
department, June 8.
Brigadier General William L. Marshall,
chief of engineers, June 11.
Lieutenant Colonel J. E. Sawyer, quar
termaster's department, July 1
Colonel Edward E. Wood, professor
United States Military academy, Septem
Brigadier General Albert H. Myer, com
manding Department of Texas, November
Colonel Joseph B. Glrard, army medical
corps, December Js.
Colonel' Walter Howe, coast artillery
corps, December 81.
There are multiplying signs of the econ
omy which congress will exercise In Its
enactment of legislation affecting service
Interests. The president adheres to his He.
termination to have the estimates for mlll-
tary-naval expenditures reduced approxi
mately 10 per cent In all branches of the
service as oompared with the estimates for
the present fiscal year. There was soma
chance that this order, :sued originally
some months ago. would be modified, if It
should appear from the records of the
Treasury department that tha financial
showing of the government had Imnrnvd.
This Is far from being the case. A larga
dericlt still exists and the new tariff act
haa not yielded the Increased
which was counted upon. The estimate of
the financial "sharps of the government
Is for a monthly deficit of nearly $3,W0.000
with a corresponding depression of the
reserve. These fiduciary circumstances
make It absolutely necessary to pare the
appropriations, and It la certain that the
estimates will not be exceeded In the ag
gregate by the congressional allotments
during the next sesaion of congress.
All of which tends to the discouragement
of new and Important legislation, especially
that which seeks to relieve the conditions
of servloe personnel. While somethinr msv
ret through, it is bound to be of little
consequence, unless all the indicative
which now prevail of the coming aeaston
The army medical authorltlea are send
ing our anti-typbold vaccine regularly
frtmi the army medical museum and some
1.000 men have been vaccinated. These are
moetly members of the army hp'tal
corps and commissioned offioers of the
army medical corps. So far the reports
show that only one case, subjeoted to this
measure of prevention, has developed ty
phoid, and this was attributable to the
fact that there was typho'd infection be
fore the vaccine was administered. It will
be at least a year before there will be
compulsory vaccination. If, Indeed, such
a step la ever deemed advisable. By that
time the medical officers will have con
firmed the experience which Is reported by
the Britlah medical authorltlea. The lat
est report from that source reoelved by
the surgeon general of the army gives a
reoord of a military body In which V),1ft
were vaccinated and 9,016 were not vao
cinated. The occurrence of typhoid among
thoae vaccinated was 6t'-per l.OCfl ard
among thoae not vaccinated :1 per 1,000,
or just five times aa many In the latter
as In the former class. Tha mortality
among the vaccinated waa 8.8 per cent and
among those not vaccinated 17.4 per cent.
Congressman E. W. Roberts of Mass
achusetts, a prominent and Influential
member of the house naval committee, con
templates, presenting to his associates on
that committee the proposition of building
one 90,000-ton battleship, Instead of two
26.000-ton vessels. He la of the opinion that
It will be of deolded strategic advantage to
have such a vessel and that one vessel of
that - displacement, armed with twelve 14
Inch runs, which will be possible under
the circumstances, Is equal In en offensive
way to twe battleships, eaoh with a battery
of twelve 12-Inch guns. The Navy de
partment, of course, will recommend the
two latter with a wllllnrness to have con
gress provide for the larger ship. It will
probably be out of the queatlon to obtain
provision for more than one 90,000-ton ves
sel during the next session of congress, but
Mr. Roberts believes this would be justi
fied In placing the American navy building
program far In advance of the other na
tions. Another aspect of the battleship dis
placement increase which is engaging at
tention la the width of the locks of the
Panama canal, which have been designed
for 110 feet In that dimension. A battle
ship of 30.000 tons displacement will be
close to 100-foot beam: those now Jeng
built are over ninety feet. The Increase
In beam during the last twenty years has
been at the rate of one foot a year. It Is
significant that the German government
Is rebuilding the locks of the Kals-r
Wllhelm canal so as to widen them for
military purposes from ninety feet to 147
feet The width of the locks of the
Panama canal were determined upon after
consultation with the naval authorities
and at a time when the 90.000-ton battle
ship did not appear likely, although no
one has felt Justified in insisting that the
latest design represented the limit any
more than any one ia willing to now
declare that the 30.000-ton battleship la the
final maximum In displacement.
Makings of Oood (Itiaena.
New York Hun.
A Syrian or Armenian of proper morals,
mind and physique who desires to be
come an American citizen and who takes
the oath to "support and defend the con
stitution and tbe laws of the United
Htates" and to "bear true faith and alleg
iance to the same" Is likely to make aa
good cltlsen as the Bulgax or the Croat
who im through the same process.
Tha Omaha fUllve llraarh."
New York World.
If Senator Aldrlcb will don the cowboy
"chaps" presented to him In Omaha when
he appeara la the senate the western In
aureents may take more klndlv to hlin.
The dismissal of 4,000 Indictments in one
day put a spectacular finish to the Sab
batarian crusude in Kansas City a year
Broughton Brandenburg, author of the
bogus Cleveland interview published dur
ing the last presidential campaign, waa
convicted of kidnaping In 8t. Louts and
Commissioner West of the District of
Columbia, haa resigned his office and on
December 1 will assume charge of the
business of the Washington Herald, a
paper In which he has secured an Interest.
Women who break English Jails now
carry Individual atomach pumps, In order
that while being forcibly fed they may
maintain the exoluslveness that seems to
be the one thing that differentiates them
from ordinary ruffians.
Theodore R. Tlmby, who claimed he In
vented the revolving turret of the fa
mous Monitor, and that, accordingly, he
should have received the fame history
accorded to John Ericsson, died at the
age of 91 in Brooklyn.
Harry Hawke, leading man for Laura
Ketne, the night of Lincoln's assassina
tion In Ford'e theater nearly forty-four
years ago, waa one of the passenger of
the American liner Haverford, which
docked in Boston recently. He Is 71 years
old and the only surviving member of that
WHERE HUMAN L1H IU CHEAP.
Homicides are Increasing- and Coavlo
Human life ia held aa one of the cheapest
commodities In the American republic,
Judging by the increase of homicides
shown by statistics Just made public by the
censua bureau In Its bulletin upon mortality
for 1908. Within the registration district
covered, the number of homicides per 100.
000 population from 1001 to 1906 was 2.9. In
vm the rate Jumped ta 1.1; in 1307 it was
6.5, reaching 6.7 In 190S. This Is almost
three times the average for the first five
years of the century, and It la a startling
exhibit for which some explanation should
be found. It ia true that homicides and
other Crimea Increase during periods of
depression, but in thla case the Increase
began In 1906, which shows a rate of 4 6,
compared with II for 1904. The number
of murders in the United States haa alwaya
been a reproach to our civilization, but
this rapid Increase within the last few
years Is an alarming symptom that de
Are we as a people becoming more law
less? The facts seem to Indicate It, al
though the statistics are far from com
plete, and consequently unsafe as data from
which to draw definite concluslona for the
entire country'. It haa been long known
that human life Is cheaper In the United
.States than In northern Europe, a com
parison which is not at all flattering to our
In connection with thla the report of the
attorney general of Alabama ia of timely
Interest- He finds a large increase in the
number of homicides In the state for the
two years past, the total for 1907-1 being
667. This la an appalling number of deaths
from criminal violence for a clvlllzod com
munity In the beginning of the Uwent'eth
century. Pays Attorney General Garber:
"The carnival of the manalayer goea on
uninterrupted and unabated, and the
deadly hip-pocket pistol, the companion of
probably over 60 per cent of our homicides,
continues to contribute Its full share to tha
murder records of the state."
It ia of considerable significance that
notwithstanding the alarming increase in
the number of murders, there Is a strik
ing derreaxe In the number of convictions
cnrrv'pir the death penalty. In Alabami,
With its 657 cases of homicide, there weie
only fourteen hangings. The Jury Itself, so
ciety's defenve against murderers, Is
cheapening human life.
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Perhaps those Nebraska demnciats le
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"I never thought these department store
restaurants would catch on like they
"I feared people would make trouble
wanting sample sections of steak, or try
ing to match a piece of pie like the one
they bought last week." Waahlngton Her
ald. Visitor What became of that other
windmill that was here last year?
Native There was only emouah wind for
one. so we took It down. Boston Trana
crlpt. 'There Isn't a fashionable houae to
night." v ny, it iookb so.
"I know it does, but It Isn't. Haven't
you noticed that nobody In the boxes Is
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iu my iiiiiiu, tmiu Dlicie Aiivn nparilH,
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A SWEET DREAM.
Home day I'm going to lead a life ot
To realize a future that is generously
Relieved from all the envy and the strug
gle and the stress.
I'll revel In the popular Idea of succeHe.
I ll have the dollars coming In a swift
and steady flow,
Sped by their own momentum whether
times are swift or slow;
And then. v. hen ease Is permanent ami
profits are precise,
I'll calmly cross my legs and smile and
puss around advice.
I'll Join the gleeful chorus, as It sounds
In sweet accord;
"To be good Is to he happy." "Virtue Is
Its own reward,"
"A penny saved Is equal to a penny
earned, you see
And the way to save your pennies Is to
send them 'round to me,"
I'll outline plans to better our conditions
Though I won't drop my tine on bow to
market's going to go.
I ll cultivate a aim-line life will be
he re tie and nice.
When 1 can cross my legs and smile and
paaa around advice.