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A Frightful CAtaitrophe.
A 'rightful catastrophe poorly de
scribes the terrible dt.sf ruction of
life and property under an Inunda
tion from a broken dam at Aus
It is dldlcult to read the account
of the calamity with any adequate
appreciation of the havoc and ruin
It must have wrought.
Try to Imagine some appalling
mishap that would In a moment blot
out the lives of a thousand friends
and neighbors In our town. Includ
ing men, women and children, and
we may come nearer to a realization
of what has happened.
Nothing In recent times compare
with it more closely than the awful
Johnstown flood of 1899, the mem
ory of which Is a dark spot to those
who recall It.
The sympathy and sorrow of the
whole nation must go out to the af
flicted and suffering.
Subscribers leaving (he city
temporarily should have 1 he
llee mal'.ed to them. Address
will b rkaagfil aa often aa
Man proposes, but God disposes.
After allTls Tripoli worth fighting
going ahead with Immense strides.
The government has extended Its
activities to twenty-eight of these
irrigation projects, to date Involving
a combined expenditure of $59,580,-
00 In the United 8tates alone. In
the eight yeats of the service 5,967
miles of canal have been built, nine
teen tunnels, 24,235 canal struc
tures and 2,193 bridges. It has to
day water available for 1,080,000
acres of land. The crops produced
on the land thus watered In 1910
came to $20,000,000 and the land!
values have Increased more than
This Is only the money side of the
enterprise. The moral, mental and
physical comfort and happiness it
has produced cannot bo measured by
any standards at our command.
It is a wise snake that
Its own biting capacity.
Jt must be dull in Seattle. They
have not recalled & mayor there this
The city street cleaning depart
ment has a right to feel specially
Our grandmothers beat Dr. Wiley
to it for a simple remedy with their
At all events, the president's de
sire to have a restful Sunday has
been duly respected.
Still Jack Johnson had a lot of
courage ever to consent to fight a
man named Itombadler.
Going on a strike just as the coal
man begins to shovel it in is not our
Idea of a Joyful outlook.
. Denver's dog catcher boasts that
he boa been bitten 2,000 times. Den
ver must be full ot happy klda. .
The man who la hunting lor a
grievance usually has no trouble In
discovering that he has been ar
If It Is true, as the kids say, that
"all that goes up is bound to come
down," then the man higher up is
In for a fall.
It seems that rains and washouts
have no more respect for presl
dential specials than they have for
everyday trains. 1
"Fall in line, boys," calls Colonel
Watterson to his democratic breth
ren in Kentucky, and at the head is
Anyway, the president missed a
good sermon, but managed to get
others out to hear it who doubtless
needed it more.
England's Federation Flans.
It was Joseph Chamberlain, who,
years ago, declared that if Great
Britain wero to develop all Its
potential strength as a vast empire
it would have to bind together and
to the mother country all its colo
nies and ties more powerful than
national love, by ties of business inter-course.
Unless this was done, Mr.
Chamberlain perceived that Britain
could neither expect to achieve great
advantage over other nations, nor
hold her colonies lo'ug, because they,
separated from the mother country
by vast distances, would sooner or
later be severed in other ways and
begin to set up independencies, leav
Ing England to fight her way alone.
But, while Mr. Chamberlain pro
posed a system of commercial reci
procity between England and her
colonies, giving England the advan
tage over other countries In all these
colonies and protecting colonial
goods In England from competition
with other nations, he was never
able to put his plan Into practical
operation for good and sufficient
reasons. England never will be
able to work out such a policy so
long as she clings to free trade. She
cannot expect these concessions from
her colonies so long as she has noth
ing to give them In return. She
must first place herself on a cus
toms tariff basis so that she will be
able to make trade preference of
some real benefit to the colonies.
What defeated the Chamberlain
proposition was exactly what ho re
garded as the reason why such a fed
eratlon should be formed. England
Is asking her colonies to let thei ties
of political loyalty - and patriotic
sentiment hold them to the mother
country and throw In to boot the
commercial advantages without any
In return, while these same advan
tages, bartered to other nations,
would bring material benefits. There
Is no doubt that England tees in the
defeat by Canada of reciprocity with
the United States a step toward the
realization of her long-cberlshed fed
eratlon plan, but Canada, like Aus
tralla. Is going ahead for Itself and
It will likely say to the mother court
try on this proposition something
like what It said when England
wanted to dump several shiploads ot
London's Idle men Into the Domln
ion we are for Canada and cannot
be used that way. Canada loves
England, but she loves Canada more,
and Earl Grey's ringing words, that
Canada some day will be the big end
of the British empire, count for more
now than ever.
Leasing; Coal Lands.
Two things must he avoided In dis
posing of the Alaskan coal lands, first,
hoarding the supply for future specu
lation, and second, exploiting the
mines for private enrichment. Con
servation that the nation needs will
look to these two danger points, and
that Is the kind of conservation
President Taft has been preaching
and Secretary of the Interior Fisher
advocates. On his return from
Alaska, where he visited the fields
and made a critical study of the
whole situation, the secretary com
mits hjlmself firmly to this proposi
tion by saying: "I have learned
that there are a lot of men who want
to gain control of the coal lands and
hold them "
President Taft some time ago, In
our opinion, struck the tap root of
the entire question, when he urged
upon the country a wise leasing sys
tem for these coal lands. And it Is
gratifying to find Secretary FlBher
urging the same thing now. It should
be possible to guard against both
of these mistakes we have pointed
out by a system that would develop
the flefds and let the present as well
as the future generations share in
their supplies. Secretary FlBher
wisely, we think, suggests fortifying
this method by providing that no
lessee may keep a title unless he
actually doea some developing. We
want no leasing system that would
enable the lessee simply to hold the
land away from the government or
others for speculative purposes.
Secretary Fisher has but hinted at
what he may officially propose In
the way of solving this mooted prob
lem, but what he has let out Is of
reassuring character. Unless politics
prevents, some constructive legisla
tion for Alaska surely will come out
of the next session of congress. Cer
tainly the administration will do Its
part to accomplish that end. It has
proceeded carefully with Its study of
conditions and needs and will be in
a position to recommend what Is
best for our northern peninsula.
IhbDqy In Omaha
J COMPILED ROM BEX FILE S
Thirty Vars Ago.
rlva hundred thousand aalmon eggr
from tha government fish hatchery at
Gere, Cal., arrived thl afternoon In a
refrigerator car attached to the Overland,
to be taken to tha State Flah commission
at Pouth Rend. They will be distributee
in the head waters of the smaller stream
ding Into the Platte and Elkhorn
rtiese are the fait water salmon, and
their progress to the sea and then back
attain to the Nabraeka liver aeema al
moat Impossible atlll, the plantlnK of the
egga has proved a auccesi In Iowa, and
ahould aJso In this state.
A llttla daughter of Mr. and Mr. J. J
Rrown died after a brief II In pas, and the
funeral la announced to take place from
the parenta' residence on Sherman avenue.
Polack, the clothier, haa removed to hla
new store, 121 Famam. three doors below
the old atatnd.
Edward Fey eke ha returned from
Europe, and la receiving congratulation
from his friend over hi safe arrival,
Chrl Hartmann left for Bt. Louie.
whera he will attend the Veiled Prophet's
Joaeffy, the famoua pianist, aocom
panled by hla bualneas manager and
piano tuner, went through Omaha bound
for Ban Francisco.
A. Crulckphank haa returned after a
four weeks- vlHlt eRHt. He la looking
much Improved In health and aays he feel?
S. H. WIlKon. the general agent for the
Wheeler tt Wilson Sewing Machine com
pan. I In the city, with a view of ap
pointing the Omaha office as tha dls
trlbutlng place for the west, preferring
this place to Kama City after visiting
The probate notice Is being advertised
for the estate of Thomas Blackmore,
signed by Howard B. Smith, county Judge.
Twenty Years Ago.
Sol 8tar, "Deadwood aocompunea
and urbane mayor." spent the day In
W. H. Harrison of Grand Island wu
at the Murray.
Miss Mabel Orchard arrived home from
Rurope, where she spent the summer
touring the continent. She wa met In
New York by her father, fl. A. Orchard,
and took up her home at the Paxton for
Colonel Rush K. Snyder of New York
was In town.
Protests were filed with the Btate
Board of Health against certificates be
ing granted to these Omaha phyalclan,
charged with unprofessional practice:
Drs. I Slomlnakl, Jamee a. Consdall.
Charles F. Sinclair. James McQrew, W
H. Betts, J. P. William. Iaador Oluck,
C. W. Cram, H. O. Conway and Isaao
Sinclair. Attorney Clapp conducted the
prosecution and Attorney Strlckler the
Governor Thayer wa In town looking
Into tv evidence In the case ot EM Neal,
sentenced to hang for the murder of
Allan Jones and wife.
THE NEW WAR CLOUD.
Baltimore American: Italy and Turkey
eem a bit peeved over the publicity tne
rest of Europe has been getting. The
first thing we know one or the other will
be getting on the vaudeville stage.
5t. Louis Olobe-Demo'-rat: The pros
pect of war between Italy and Turkey Is
considerably reduced by the reflection
that It Is too near Thanksgiving for
Turkey to get In any kind of a scrap.
Springfield Republican: The uccess-
ful transformation of Tripoli Into an
Italian dependency, even as the result
of sheer International freebootlng, might
bo popular at home for sentimental rea
sons. Ancient Carthage was located
where Tripoli now is snd Carthage fell
before the Irresistible might of conquer
I'hlladelphla Record. If war In the
Levant could be confined to Italy and
Turkey the effects would extend very
little beyond the two nations Involved.
But' the "concert of Europe" Is such an
extremely Inharmonious organisation,
and the "balance of power" rest upon
such a narrow edge, that a war Involv
ing Turkey can hardly be confined to
Brooklyn Eagle: It Is proposed to
sugar-coat the pill for Turkey by ac
knowledging Turkish "suseralnty," and
paying a rental. But Turkey knows
from her experience In Egypt just what
continued suzerainty means with the
functions of government In the hands of
Europeans. Bhe Is not deceived by the
talk about a "lease."
OI.UTIOX OK THl'IT PROBLEM.
When It comes to. throwing up a
good Job and going on a strike, the
wife and babies at home should at
least have a vote.
Chicago housewives are bonding
their servants. Omaha housewives
generally consider themselves fortu
nate to get any, bonds or not.
Champ Clark insists there is not
much politics in the country. Champ
must be a man who believes that
saying a thing is so makes it so.
' The next senatorial campaign In
Illinois is to have an element of
delicate refinement about It, since J.
Ilaru LewU is to be a candidate,
Now, here comes some theoretical
economist aaylng that if we eat less
and chew more ' will soon solve
the hlgh-cost-of-llvtng problem.
Some of those "Thinking Theme"
going the rounda read like others
that were thought out and fought
out by philosophers of ye olden
The Brooklyn Eagle says of the
late Charles Battelle Loom!: "He
blinded Brooklyn, England, Manhat
tan and New Jersey." No wonder the
poor mand died.
Omaha is again the official bead
quarters of the president of the
Union Pacific system, which means
much to the Union Pacific and a
whole lot ko Omaha.
In Connecticut, where a man atole a
rooster worth f 1, the state has spent
11,000 prosecuting hi in and has not
yet convicted him. Then who says
there U anything wro&g with our
courts and laws?
Population and Irrigation.
Approximately 14,000 families
are now residing on farms watered
by Irrigation canals, built by the
government In the last eight years
That means a population of about
15,000 added to the cities, towns
and villages In this Irrigated coun
try as a direct result of the govern
ment's work. So we may truthfully
say, in speaking ol what the gov
ernment's reclamation bureau Is do
ing, that It Is a process of empire
building. It may be urged that the
process Is one of elimination, that
the people are simply taken from one
part of the United States and trans
ported to another part. Even if
that were wholly Instead of only
partially true, it would still argue
nothing against, but everything for,
the achievement. As a matter of
fact many of these sturdy folk who
are settling in the irrigated sections
of the west come from foreign lands,
but If they all came from the more
thickly populated parts of our own
country, the results would still stand
as monumental of prodigious benefit
It is remarkable, too, how rapidly
towns ana communities spring up
from this Irrigated soil. Farmers
must have their markets close at
hand, their centers of social and
spiritual culture and knowledge and
c soon as the government gets
through platting lis farm land, It
lays off its town lots and they are
eagerly bought up and towns built
upon tnem. Ana these town are
being built on the foundation of the
experiences ot prosperous and sue
cessful people and communities In
older parts of the country, there
fore, wisely and substantially built.
On the whole such a system is mak
ing for a greater, stronger and better
west. ' Today in some of the remot
cat corners or this new country an
easterner would be amaied to find
himself surrounded with all the nec
eary moaern conveniences or an
older and more settled community.
This work ot empire building is
Externally Turkey la aggressive,
but according to best available in
formation Internally It Is weak and
for a long time has bordered on
disintegration. It has not recovered
from the effects of the recent Young
Turk revolution. The empire Is held
intact, not so much by the cohesion
of its own forces as by the oppressive
power of European rivalries and
Jealousies from without.
Conditions like these will be vi
tally felt In the crisis of a foreign
war. But it probably would not
have paid Turkey to wait until It
reunited Its component parts before
crossing swords with Italy, If It had
to come to that, for that time may
never be. The Ottoman empire haa
been rent with Internal strife and, in
the nature of things, will be until
those forces demanding more liberty
and more light shall have wrested
themselves from the thraldom of
Turkey's ancient autocratic rules.
ine suitan couia command an
army several times as large as that
of the king of Italy, provided he
could enlist all the forces within his
vast empire. No one expects hint to
be able to do that, and furthermore
the effort Is to be to confine hostlll
ties to Tripoli and Cyrene. In Trl
poll, of course, where Italy has done
much colonising since 1878, the Hal
lan government will find many fight
ing men for Its own army.
The attitude of other European
powers, while neutral, perhaps, de
notes a shade of sympathy for Italy,
for It was Turkey that called for
help and failed to get It. Evidently,
all Europe, In which the sultan de
clares there is no Justice, Is willing
to sit back for the present aa specta
tors. In the name of peace and
humanity, Intervention might become
possible, but It eeems to be yet re
Ten Year -Ago. . .
The democratic county committee re
jects tha. pop' proposal ot fusion for the
county ticket. Tha pop' eommlttee sent
to negotiate with the -democrats . wa
John O. Yetser, Martin Langdon and
Herman Cohn, and the democratic com
mlttee that handed the pops the negative
wa Dr. II. A. Hippie, Fred H. Cos
grove and P. II, Mostyn. The meeting
waa at the Jacksonlan club room.
Harry Cone, a butcher, 803 South
Twenty-ninth street, was painfully
burned about tha handa and arms a the
result of a gasoline stove explosion. '
Twenty-five director for the Audi
torium were elected. They were: C. H.
Pickens, F. E. Sanborn. W. S. Wright.
R. C. Fetera, Alfred Millard, J. Frank
Carpenter, F. H. Iavls, Frank T. Ham
ilton, H. S. Weller, O. W. Hoobler, F.
J. Burkley, Charles E. Ady, Fred F
Paffenrath, Jame L. paxton, A. C.
Smith, C. a. Pearse, J. R. Lehmer, W,
A. D Bord. J. L. Baker, K. C. Barton,
F. J. Campbell, John A. Johnson, D. J.
O'Brien and M. F. Funkhouser.
Mr. F. A. Brown, wife of a driver for
the Pacific Expres company, was thrown
from a-buggy at Twenty-fifth avenue and
rarnam street ana baaiy hurt.
Mra. James A. Garfield, wife of the late
president, passed through Omaha on her
way to Ban Francisco.
Mr. C. W. Lyman entertained at lunch'
eon for Mr. King of Watkln'a Glen, N.
T. Beside Mr. King, the guests were
Mesdamea Caldwell, Yost, W. Moreman
E. M. Morsman, Barton, Barkalow and
Miss Jeaale Hamilton, daughter of Mr.
and Mra. Robert Hamilton and Mr.
George Hawley Kclfer, war married in
the evening at the Church of the Oood
Shepherd. Among thoa who contributed
to a pretty musical program were Mia
Lena Elaworth, Max Baumeiater, Big
round Landsburg, with Joseph Oahm
at the organ. Hal Buckingham and Ar
thur Williams acted oa uahara. Mia Edith
Hamilton, sister of tha bride, oa flower
girl, and Mis Edith J. Barnard a maid
of honor. The groom waa attended by
Frank Newlean and Rev. Mr. OlrfQth
performed th ceremony.
Conrlnelone Drtws from OMerrs.
tlnn and Kiperlenee.
St. Paul Dispatch.
Frank B. Kellogg, who has had charge
of and ha done the major portion of the
work In connection wtth the governmental
nroaeeutlon of the great trusts, out
lined, In an address delivered In Omaha.
hlB Ideas as to what should be done
to remedy the trust evil. His view are
particularly Interesting and valuable be
cause thev are tnose oi one wno u
given the problem much thought, and
has ample opportunity for knowing con
dltion. HI conclusions are based on
his own experience and observation and
should go straight to the root of the evil
In substance, Mr. Kellogg believes that
rreat Industrial concern should be
operated under governmental supervision
and control. Each should be kept within
Its own province and should be re
quired to deal fairly with the public In
tha matter of caDltollzatlunt. He would
require every corporation doing Inter
state business to be incorporated under
federal laws or else have a license Issued
hv tha federal government limiting the
sis of the corporation and the amount
of the country's business It might do In
any particular line. Each corporation
should engage In but one line of business
and should not be permitted to hold stock
In other corporations. He would permit
no corporation to engage In any other
business than that for which It was
licensed. He would not permit the nam
ing of common directors and officer of
naturally competitive corporation. Mr
Kellogg would Insist that no stock ahould
be Issued except for actual cash or
property paid Into the treasury. He would
have a commission of three to carry out
the provisions of the law he proposes.
Mr. Kellogg' tudy of the question
evidently ha convinced him that regula
tion I the olutlon of the trust problem
The great corporations should be . made
to deal honestly with the public. That
can be accomplished, he believe, through
the enforcement of laws giving to the
federal government supervision and control.
Mr. Kellogg' recommendation will be
treated with peclal conlderatlon, be
cauie of his Intimate knowledge of con
dition; no one ha had equal oppor
tunity to know what tha condition ore.
Chicago Trlbune: Think of the millions
of people in this broad land who do not
know even now how th election went in
Wall Street Journal: Who killed Reci
procity? "I," said Champ Clark of Mis-
sou-rl. "With my funny little speech, I
Cleveland Leader: Why don't the demo
crats presidential candidates turn tne
tables on Mr. Bryan by asking him a lot
of questions? He might shut up and re
tire to his onion farm.
Houston Post: Champ Clark says the
democrats are facing the Promised Land.
Will Champ kindly use his field glasses
and tell us whether he can discover peo
ple moving toward postofflces? We must
mak no mistake as to our destination.
Kansas City Times: The new senator
from Maine I Obedlah Gardner, who was
appointed to succeed the late Senator
Fry. There appears to be nothing ob
jectionable about the appointment except
Mr. Gardner' first name, and there is
plenty of opportunity In tire senate to live
Indianapolis News: In preferring, with
a nice distinction of terms, that the word
disintegration" should be applied to the
trust rather than "dissolution," we take
It that Attorney General Wtckersham
must be hoping that the trusts will come
apart by themselves Instead of having
to be pushed apart by his department.
Boston Transcript: They say that Obe
dlah Gardner, the new senator from
Maine, fit his name. A farmer and
former head of the Grange who sought
the nomination for governor last year,
since he had It two years before when
he had no chance, he Is placated for
losing the governorship by getting the
scnatorshlp. Not a bad swap.
New York Post: The colonel states
that he has mode a resolution to make no
speeches during l'Jll. Couldn't he be in
duced to stretch It so as to cover 1012?
Sioux City Journal: It I hardly prob
able at the present writing that a ngnt
will be made in the next Iowa repub
lican convention to secure an Indorsement
for the Iowa vote at Washington against
New York World: The new senator
from Maine Is interesting for reasons
aside from his political faith. First, he
is a farmer and not a lawyer, lumberman
or capitalist. Second, he Is president
of the state grange. Third, he Is well-to-
do but not rich: and fourth, he was born
in Michigan and emigrated east Instead
of west. Senator Gardner should prove
fairly representative of his state.
"Judge," eald the guilty man, "I In- ,
herit this felonioua habit. I can't resist
It. My father a a grafter and my
mother a photographer. 1 can't help :
"Then take seven vears at hsfd labor,"
said the Judge kindly. Cleveland Plain
Knlcker Think your baby will be a
quarter!! k ?
Rocker Afraid not; when he found hla
toee he put them In Ms own mouth In
stead of somebody else's. New York
Candor of President Ti
In his speech at Peoria, concerning his
old ambition and hi individual feelings
about the presidency Mr. Taft dipped
once more Into the "amaslng frankness'
which so surprised Washington during
the early days of hi administration
Which Is to say that he talked "straight
out" Ilk a human being Instead of an
The politicians say this I bad politic
But politicians ore professionally opposed
For our own port, we believe that when
Mr. Taft strikes this Intimate, personal,
human note he makes for himself more
friends than can be won by all the cold
clever, "big talk" in the world.
Phe a rerson Is an idot to bother a lot
about his descent. Don't you think so?
He Yes: unless he happens to be an
aviator up in the air. Boston Transcript.
Marc Antony' oration la a wonderful
Yes. replied nenator rormum, xn
very first line snows uoiu ui iK'imm n
must have taken courage to start a
speech with 'Friends, Romans, country
men,' Instead of 'fellow citizens 1'. "
The Artist Just a little daub of mine.
you see. dear manam.
Miss liusn (KUsnuiKiyj kj, ni iuu
entirely too modest. I should cair it
quite a big daub! Puck.
rlllc Longears Is awfully sore on the
"Yes. They've arrested him four tlm
nnar anri time they've taken him
the pound instead oi to jau. limvi o
Young Chap (with motor;ycle You t-it
on the rear sent, you Know, and noia on
around my waist. Are you on?
Fair Maid Yes. and l ru noing u i
off; glad you put mo next. Chicago
"These various periodical are making
life rather hard for me," aid Senator
"Muckraking?" . , .
"No. Printing all the funny stories be
fore I get a chance to tell 'em to mycon
stltuents." Washington Star.
J. W. Foley In New York Times.
When the president spins on his speech
making round ;
When the country at large haa it ear
to the ground;
When the people come forth from their
hamlets to see
How the president looks, and the state
There is only one there that I ?rav to
Of the party's entourage, the valiant and
Defender and comrade, guide, golfer, and
Arch Claverlng Butt, with his gold lace
and braid .
Just Hutt, who goes traveling,
(Deuced poor rhyme, but It only
palavering); Butt with brass button
Come forth from his mutton
And all furbished up without grease
spot or raveling.
And so if the special goes glimmering by
And llRht like a comet Illumines the sky;
If some meteoric and glorious flash
Across the horizon shall whizz with a
I mav hear It slzz and I'll know what
For what brilliant glow would that light
be but His?
I'll know Its no comet that splashes the
With fire, as the special goe glimmering,
'Tls Butt and the slzz
And the llfc'ht and the whizz
Of that comet Is Archibald, that's
what it is.
And I say without stut- . "
Ter I want to see Butt
And fill niy eyes full of that splen
dor of hla.
YUV.NO BLOOM'S SUCCESS.
People Talked About
Lincoln is taking unction in the
remark, by a Fostofflce department
official from Washington, to the ef
fect that the federal building there
should be doubled In sice. Since
Lincoln has captured the presidency
of the National Association of Flrst-
Class Postmasters, we think so, too.
Senator La Follette tells in his
magazine article how be was in
spired when a young man by Bob
Ingersoll. The Wisconsin senator
should have a care for the church
Who knows most about the Steel
trust? Morgan and Gary. What do
they say about it? That tt Is all
right. Weil, doesn't that settle It.
Caruso I to try matrimony again. Ha
Goodwin surrendertd th tandem chom-
Blr Wilfred Laurler, retiring premier
of Canada, having led his party to de
feat, announce that he will atlck to th
remnant and help well th trouble ot
The persistent activity of the weather
mau In blowing hot ana cold on alter
nate day, afford th coal man and Ice
man a decent excus to work both aides
of th strevt at th same Uma.
Th new direct telephone rvlce es
tablished between London and Berlin
provides receiving Instruments encircled
with Ice, which serves to cool the ex
pression of endearment exchanged.
'Coin" Harvey, . the famous silver-
plated schoolmaster of ISM, 1 trying to
break Into congress from an Arkansas
district. A th Immortal ratio I dead
he I running on a good road platform.
Although th voter of Ban Franclaoe
turned him down hard. Mayor McCar
thy's name will be visible om th hall
of torn for some day. On th corner
atone of several public buildings th
mayor caused th name of his predecessor
to be chlsaeled off and his own substi
tuted. His successor Is ex pact ad to start
th era ef restoration.
Boldler Paaara Successful Examina
tion for Commission.
The country, generally, will be glad to
hear that Private Frank Bloom ha uc
cessfully passed the army examination
for a second lieutenancy and that he 1
now on th eligible list for appointment.
It will be recalled that the president
reprimanded Colonel Garrard of Fort
Myer, becaus he had denied the young
aspirant the right of advancement solely
on the ground that he would be "socially
objectionable." Bloom 1 a Hebrew. Hla
father had been the pot tailor. Colonel
Garrard made It plain that th whole
thing wa socially Incompatible with
army life. President Taft at once ordered
that the young man be admitted to th
examination. It wa shown that Bloom
was a proper young man, in fact, Colonel
Oarrand, noted on th back of Bloom' ap
plication that he wo a clean young fel
low wtth a good reoord. He had labored
consistently In th rank to advance and
be worthy ot th examination. Bloom,
Hebrew by birth, I a much an Ameri
can aa any of us, and perhaps a better
Amerloan than many, In his heart. The
only objection wo that which makes
Russia uch a terrible place and that
placed on France th blot of the Drey
fu affair. It soon became evident that
Colonel Garrard did not have the support
of even the officer of the army. In spite
of th effort to create a snobbish ex
clusion, there I still among them a
spirit of welcome for any man who has
good fighting blood In him and who Is
morally clean and worthily ambitious.
Thl following o hortly on th heel
of the Annapolis scandal In the spring
should convince even the pessimist that
w ar not yet ready to mak th oclal
blue book th eligibility list for our army
and navy. In th navy affair a oultured
young woman the daughter of a former
Yale professor was ostracized because
she wa serving in a navy family In the
capacity of governess; and In this army
affair tt was th son of a Jewish tailor
whose career wa to be blighted. In
both principle wa at stake, and we ar
glad to see that principle won.
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rrssi mlle to Tears.
Bt. Louts Republic
Charles Ilattell Loonils' death Saturday
night was one of those deaths the com
munity oan least afford. A humorist
take too much out of life with himself.
He 1 the goose that lay th golden egg.
Th men with whom the world has
laughed ar thoae for whom it most hon
estly weep, 'tiooml provoked rsther a
sunshiny smile than a broad grin or i
guffaw, and correspondingly the loss will
be mourned not by loud lamentations, but
the silent tear, which In none the leas
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doing so ha not yet been communicated
to th daughter of American boodle
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