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CHAMGK IN AODBX8B-Wm ordarfac
It is now up to Governor Shallen
berger to decide the qaestion wheth
er or not Jim Dahlman is a law abid
Mr. Bryan's friend find it a diffi
cult task to properly classify him on
the prohibition question. The Peer
less Trimmer hardly knows which
side of the fence he is on himself.
It's all right to expose the sugar
frauds and compel the guilty parties
to return the loot, but the government
should not stop there. The men who
are criminally guilty should be sent
The little country organs of the
Bryan brand continue' to devote con
siderable space in the effort to dis
credit Senator Burkett The more
Burkett is abused the stronger he ap
pears to grow.
Two more "wild cat" banks have
closed their doors in Oklahoma. One
of them contained state funds and the
dispatches say that the state will not
lose anything, as the bank had'put up
a bond for security. What has be
come of the state law guaranteeing the
safety of deposits. Has the state no
faith in that much exploited law?
Democratic conventions and demo
cratic organs are always "pointing
with pride" and "viewing with alarm."
The latest object W "alarm" among
the local democrats was the screens in
Columbus saloons, and the democratic
city administration ordered them re
moved, thus giving the local democrat
ic organ an opportunity to "point
The fight between the Latta and
Howard factions in the Third congres
sional district will have a tendency to
weaken the successful candidate at the
polls. Latta owed his success two
years ago to the free use of money and
the friction caused in the republican
party on account of the Boyd McCar
thy fight at the Fremont convention
two years previous. Both Boyd and
McCarthy are not now considered
possibilities as candidates. There'are
several strong republicans any one of
whoa would make it interesting for
Jim' Latta or Judge Howard.. The
namesofjJobn-R. Hays of Madison
coMty,; J.'"C. Martin of Merrick
coanty; "J.v A Williams of Pierce
county, George Brooks of Knox coun
ty, Judge Welch of Wayne county
and Editor Elliott of Cumming county
are all ven of recognized ability whose
names are worthy of consideration in
choosing a candidate.
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THE FIGHT IS ON. -
That there will be a. saltry .oatest
beUraau ffdgar Howard andoav J.
P. Latta in, the primary caaanign, is
apparent from the gan which Mr.
Latta's home " organ, the-Tekamah
Journal, has fired at the Platte county
candidate for congressional honors.
The Tekamah Journal Jwldly asserts
that Mr. Howard is ''a lusher of the
first water' a "barnacle" to his own
party, a breeder of trouble and discord.
' Of Mxwrse, this is a democratic row;
"troible and discord" between two die .
tinguuhed members of the same party,
and republicans are supposed to look
cheerful and encourage the contestants
to carry the fight to the ditch. '
Really Mr. Howard is not as bad a
man as Mr. Latta's intemperate organ
naiats him." The Colambos editor
stands high in the profession and has
the respect of , the publishers of the
Third congressional district! Those
who are acquainted with Mr.'Heward
know that be is temperate in his habits.
Two years ago, in the prelissinary
campaign, Mr. Howard made an hon
orable but unsuccessful fight against
Mr. Latta for the noniination for con
gress on the democratic ticket Al
though Mr. Howard has not made a
formal announcement! that he would
be a candidate, against Mr. Latta thy
year, yet it was generally understood,
when Mr. Lattaannounced in a speech
at the North opera house in Columbus,
during, the campaign, that he would
not be a candidate for renoaination,
but would gladly support Mr. How
ard, that he meant what he said.
Evidently Mr. Latta- has changed his
mind and decided, like young Oliver
Twist, to ask for more. And the fight
is now on, and Mr. Howard has served
notice on Mr. Latta that he "revise
his program for renomination . and
revise it pretty quick." Just what
Latta will do in revising his1: present
plans is problematical. The demand
of Mr. Howard will probably be re
ferred to Dan V.Stephenaof -.Fremont,
for consideration, and if Dan says
"revise!" the wishes of the Platte
county candidate will be complied
The action of Mr. Stephens is anx
iously awaited by the democrats of
Platte county who are back of Mr.
Howard in his fight against the Teka
mah check writer.
AN EXCELLENT RECOMMEND
ATION. The recommendation of the Wis
consin Conference on Criminal Law
and Criminology that a professorship
be established at the University of
Wisconsin for the comparative and
critical study of remedial law is a
good one. Thinking men and women
all over the country are agreed that
there should be radical change in our
methods of administering justice. De
lays in trial procedure and apparent
miscarriages of iustice have been so
flagrant under our present stystem
that people have been coming to ay
yes, and to believe that "There is one
law for the rich and another for the
poor." President Taft, himself train
ed in law, voiced the popular feeling
when he said, "It is not too much to
ay that the administration of crimin
al law in this country is a disgrace to
civilization." And only this week in
his message he referred to the subject
again, saying "I do not doubt for one
moment mat mucn oi tne lawieaness,
violence and cruelty exhibited in lyn
cbings is directly due to the uncertain
ties and injustices growing out of the
delay in trials, judgments and execu
tions thereof by our courts."
- It goes without aying that any re
forms along this line should be made
only-after the most careful study and
23 other makes
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HOUSE OF QUALITY-
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thorough i consideration. .What better
way, to bring together statistics -aid
Ufbaaationtabout the causes of delay
in trials, the faults of the jury system,
Effects of punishing juvenile offenders,
and the multitude of other questions
that must enter into any comprehen
sive exaaination of our judical systea
than to set a department of the state
university at work upon it? We have
our chairs in educational administra
tion, in hnsinca administration,- in
public admiaistration. As la result
we find old and outworn methods and
fbras cast aside and replaced by others
acre adapted to the needs of the time,
built up, through years of comparative
and constructive study. But no effort
has ever been made to treat judicial
administration in the ame advanced
way. The university that establishes
soeha chair now will be a pioneer.
Wisconsin's university has led the way
m aany fields of research and educa
tion; it is to be hoped that the regents
will JMt upon the request of the Con
ference and make it the leader in this
important movement LaFoUette's
. A BLOW. TO REFORM.
The exalted in station must ever ex
pect to be victims of the shafts of envy
and hatred from those beneath them.
Think of an Iowa district judge de
claring unconstitutional a law provid
ing for inspection of hotels to 'insure
sanitary rand fire protection for the
guests! It is a stab at our good
friend, Will Maupin. It is an im
peachment of the prerogatives of the
This .Iowa judge insists that such a
law is claw legislation, concocted in
the interest of fire proof hotels, and is
calculated to injure the business of
hostelries that are of. inflammable
material. He evidently, believes that
the country hotel that has arisen out
of a converted livery barn is entitled
to a show for its white alley.
-Let us hope that the urbaeMr.
Maupin will not allow this thunder-
b ilt of condemnation from far-off Dec
Moines to interfere with the serenity of
hjs official skies or dampen his zeal
is urging the necessity of an increased
appropriation. ' Virtue can always
aff ird to.be disdainful of the as aulte
of the 'envious and spiteful, and the
malady that animates the latter has
not yet penetrated to this proud state
Let Mr. Maupin goon unflinchingly,
demanding fire escapes for hotel guests,
nine foot bed 'sheets and careful train
ing and discipline for the pinkish den
izens of the hotel couch that wage their
carousals by night when the sleeping
traveling man is dead to his surround
ings and in sore need of official pro
tection. Lincoln Star.
Leslie M. Shaw's conviction that
any central bank congress can devise
will fall into the control of the Stand
ard Oil crowd is a hard thrust at the
central bank project Mr. Shaw is a
man not easily frightened at the
"money power." He was willing to
trust the railroads to run themselves
for public profit with no compulsion
of government regulation. He has
been willing to trust the trusts to deal
fairly with us, no matter how great
their power to do otherwise. He has
such confidence in the wisdom and un
selfishness of those who hold political
power that he steadfastly opposes
measures, like the initiative and re
ferendum, which gives the public a
chance to exact its dues, when they
are nut otherwise forthcoming. If
Leslie M. Shaw is alarmed at the pros
pect of Standard Oil domination of a
central bank, there is no word to ex
press the terror justified in the more
timid rest of us. Lincoln Journal.
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8swll Senator Burkett be returned
to his seat in tne -upper branch of
Next year the voters of Nebraska
will answer this qaestion and for tne
first time tkey and not the kgitlatare
will say whom the senator snail be, for
the Oregon plan of making popular
choice will then be invoked, under the
Mr. Barkett will at taat.tiste have
fiaished a service of-twelve years, in
Washington, six years in the lower
house and six years in the senate.
During this time the people of this
state have had an opportunity to take
his measure. It is not forgotten that
in 19045, when a senator was to be
chosen the republicans 'of Nebraska
turned with practical unanimity to
Mr. Burkett. He was then complet
ing his third ternr in the house. In
that body he had gained a position of
prominence and power. He had ad
vanced to membership of the Com
mittee on Appropriations. He had
demonstrated a genius for hard and
systematic work. He was- a digger
and delver and this propensity counted
greatly in his favor as a really useful
member. The people of this state
They saw in him the elements they
thought would be even more useful in
the upper house. To make sure of his
selectiomthey inaugurated a new meth
od of selecting the nominee for senator
They declared in favor of a convention
nomination, so that the choice might
be brought as nearly as possible to the
people. At the caucuses and in coun
ty conventions the issue was made,
with the result that Mr. Burkett was
nominated in the state convention on
the first ballot by a four-fifths major
ity. In this and in the convention of
the following year when political passes
were declared against for the first time
in a republican platform and when
railroad domination was ended by the
defeat of their preferred candidates fiir.j
judge of the supreme court, Mr. Bur
kett plaved a strong and conspicuous
part. He was one of the first "pro
gresaives" in Nebraska and has been
identified with the movement' since it
began. While he hasn't always pleas
ed all who call themselves "progress
ives" he has won the approval of the
leader of the movement, Senator
LaFollette, of Wisconsin, who says he
THE REFORMER'S STATISTICS.
On the theory that figures won't lie,
statistics make a pretentious and fre
quently convincing argument. They
are also available on the theory that
other people, won't know the differ
ence, be they right or wrong, which
must have been prompting influence
with a woman who lately sought to
sa ve Pennsylvania from the grasp of
Demon Bum. She started out by
saying that 580,000 boys became ad
dicted to alcohol in 1908. Assuming
that was an average year in the booze
business, this would include about two
thirda of the year's output of boys ar
riving at the age of meanness.
Everyone knows that no such pro
portion become drunkards, or even
drinking men, although they might
thoughtlessly accept the bare figures.
She declared that the same year 200,
00 babies were smothered by drunken
mothers. The census show that deaths
of this kind
numbered 1,928, and of,
course not.all of these could be at
tributed to intoxication. She said a
million deaths a year were caused by
drunken chauffeurs and cab-drivers.
There were only 57,513 deaths from
accidents, and mst of these occurred
on railways. She said 100,000 men
and women went to prison in one year,
as the result of strong drink. Still,
that is more than the total prison po
pulation of the country.
Such gross exaggeration can hardly
be expected to help a worthy cause.
There should be temperance in other
things than the guzzling of strong
drink, including the inflttion ofstatis
tics. Atchison Globe.
Old Days en the Stags. t
1 have known a uress coat banded
from one to another in the wings sev
eral times during a performance. It
was a current Idea that white cotton
stockings assumed tbe appearance of
silk from tbe front by making a heavy
line of white chalk on tbe sbid7Done.J
A white tie was easily aiaderom a
strip of note paper, and even a sbirt
front con Id- be managed from highly
glazed note paper: White cotton gloves
were de rigueur in place" of tbe more
expensive kid ones. A comedian, bav
ins no black stockings, once blacked
bis legs. 3 After tbe show be asked the
stage manager. "Do we ' play this
piece ..again?" ' "Yes: next week."
"Ob. the. 1 need not wasb my legs!"
From "Ramblings of an Old Mum
mer." by Itusseil Craufurd.
A Good Reason.
Wantanno Why do you call that boy
of yours.FIannef? ' Duzno Because be
"fust naturally shrinks from washing.
London Tit-Bits. "
,Tbe nobleness "of life depends on Hs
consistency, clearness of pnrpose, quiet
and ceaseless energy-Buskin.
' In the senate Mr. Burkett 'has aa
faithfully and intelligently represented
his constituency at he did in the honse.
Ha ana bean responsive to the-needs
and wishes of, the people, though tak
ing no narrow or restricted view of
national interests No constituent has
appealed to hiss in vain. He has been
active in proatotiag better postal facil
ities. He hat never overlooked the
claims or the deserts of the old soldier
and no senator baa been more efficient
or prompt than he in serving his con
stituents in pension matters. On pub
lie lands and irrigation, in revkuoricf
the tariff as well as all other interests
peculiar to the welfare of a western
state, he has taken practical ground.
His work in the extra session of
congress to compel the redemption of
platform - pledges was arduous and
effective. He was one of the force of
insurgents in the senate who succeeded
in bringing that body to "a stricter
compliance with "party obligations.
He stood for tariff revision downward,
and what he and his associates failed
to gei incorporated into Jaw was in
part obtained by the President in con
ference on the bill, after which Senator
Burkett voted for its pasaage. He
stands shoulder to shoulder with the
President in favor of the demands of
the west and of the masses with respect
to tariff legislation.
During his ten years in Washington
there has been no breath of suspicion
concerning a single act of Mr. Burkett,
and there never will be. He is abso
lutely clean in his public and private
life. He is morally what the most
exacting could wish him to be. He
measures up in nts standard of man
hood to what an enlightened, God fear
ing citizenship bf a great state may
expect of its representatives in high
places. Notwithstanding hu long ser
vice he is still young, energetic and
ambitious. He is growing every day
and is more capable of rendering bet
ter service in the future than he. has
given in the past.
- Influence comes with knowledge and
experience. This is especially true in
the-Uoited States senate, where seni
ority gives prestige. There are many
good reasons why Mr. Burkett should
be retained in his present position, and
the indications are that a majority of
the people of .Nebraska are so minded.
Daniel and th Lions. -
An old negro preacher In Kentucky
was dilating upon events in the Bible
which bad a zoological trend. He de
scribed the deluge and bow all tne ani
mals, two by two. went into the ark
and were saved. Then be discussed
the Incident of Jonah and toe whale.
Balaam's ass and finally the exploit of
Daniel, who entered the den of raven-,
tag lions ana emerged unharmed. His
auditors listened with interest, and
some of them seemed to have their
doubts aa to tne authenticity of the
Finally one of the younger negroes
-ose up and inquired. "Say. pnbson,
wuz dem lions Jest like the kind we
"Cose not. cose not." retorted the
preacher, irritated at baring bis dis
course Interrupted. "Dey was B. C
meaning befo' cirenses."
The explanation was sufficient and
satisfactory. Buffalo Commercial.
Ufa at th Pole
Life at the pole Is a perpetual battle
with nature, in which man Is often
worsted. "He was frozen to death" Is
the end of many biographies. While a
otiuufipi iiuiu uraiu un 11 uraiu dc
a watchful enemy always waiting for
his chance. But life Is on a large scale
up there. Instead of the petty alterna
tions of eight and day they have the
great seasonal succession, and. wheth
er they are waiting for the long light
of summer or the long dark of winter,
they enjoy a keen delight Jn the pros
pect of a change such as' we can never
know in the tamer arrangements of
our climate. The long dark does not
keep them wholly inactive. We read of
expeditions after bear and bunting on
the Ice by torchlight, but in the main
their winter Is given up to story tell
ing, conversation and contemplation.
There Is a story told of Bjorostjerne
BJornson that arriving at a late bom
at tbe town of Bergen, which was en
fete to receive bim. be vouchsafed to
the expectant -people no finer words
of wisdom than a general recommen
dation to go to bed.
In vain tbey appealed to him for
"song or sentiment" Tbe great Bis
marck, said be. gave tbe same advice
under conditions all similar, and what
was good enough for Berlin must suf
fice for Bergen.
Three years later, on visiting the
town for the second time, tbe master
novelist found a deserted city. Not a
light, burned In tbe dismal railway
station, no banners waved, no address
es were. read by portly burgomasters,
fn vaia BJornson asked for.a cab.
.. They Lave all gone to bed." was
the reply. And so Bergen remembered.
'Tarring and Feathering.
The- first recorded instance ot tarring
and feathering a human being was in
11ML dariag tne time ot tne crusades.
In that jrear.'tae first ot tne reign, ot
Richard I., a law was passed that
-aay robber voyaging with the cm
waders shall be first shaved, then not
pitch shall be poured upon bim and a
cashloa of feathers snook over bim."
After this tbe crimlaal was to be put
ashore at tbe first landing place tbe
. N About Our New Fall Line
We aretbowinf on the Uoorat the present time our
wiwlineofBed Jtoom Fwmitmn m Circassian walnut,
mahogany, bird'a eye maple, goWen oak and the good
; imitation quartered oak.
In beds we have something new in wood in the Ver-
ntf Martin and enamel finishes. The first time these
goods were shown was in Grand Rapids last July. We
can truthfully say that at the present time we can show
you a larger line of bedroom goods than we ever carried
In kitchen cabinets we have joat received a line of
the Springfield make, the best we know of, in prices
ranging from $18.50 tp $40.00. We also show the Mc
Dougalline of sifter bin cabinets.
Pedestal extension tables, 42 inch round tops, we are
selling now for $11.00. These are first class tables in
oak and ash, solid woods, golden oak finishes. Genuine
quarter sawed oak tops on these tables at $14.50 and $16.
219-21-28 West Eleventh Street Columbus, Nebraska
For a good XmtJi dinner, order your
Groceries of us.
We can supply you with . .
Xmas Trees, Candies,
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If you are not satisfied, and it doea
not do all we claim, we will .take it out
and give" your money back.
We Handle the "
m Thin Gty
We know this is'the best Heat Reguk
later made regardless of price, and we
know the price puts it within the reach
of every household.
Furnace or Boiler-All Kindt of Fad.
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