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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: "WEDNESDAY, MAItCII 12, 1002
Tiie Omaha Daily Dee.
K. H'Jr.W'ATtn, EDITOR.
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THE BBK PUBUIJHlNi COMFANI.
TATKMRttT OP CIRCULATION. I
oooraa H. laarhur. secretary of tba Be j
Publishing company. win iy I
that tna actual numinr oi iuu ""'I
ivimnialii rnnnH ni
The laily. Morning,
Lvanlna and Sunday Be printed, during
ha month of Jrebruary. Wi, wu aa lol-
4. . ,80,780
unsold and ratumad copies.... 10,184
Nat total aalaa , 837,81
Nat dally avaraaa 8,V28
GEO. B. T7.8CHUCK.
Hubarrlb1 In my preanca and worn to
fora ma this th day of Fefruary. a. v..
n. M. B. H UNGATE,
8asJ. Notary Public.
To Prince Henry:
Come again and
Omaha would pr'" that the weather
man turn hla windstorms In another di
rection. . '.
When the referee gets through with
the tax heating the supreme court will
take another Inning.
When In doubt remember that cleanli
ness Is the Ix-tit preservative of health.
All doctors prescribe It
Having had the Ice broken by Prince
Henry's sojourn, the United SUtes may
nope to be put on the regular visiting
list of recreation-seeking royalty.
' presidential election has just been
field In Brazil, but up to the present no
revolution has broken out. If be Is al
lowed to take his seat peacefully a new
record will have been made for South
The Minnesota legislature approprl
ftted $50,000 for the state's participation
la the Louisiana Purchase exposition.
With a like amount Nebraska ought to
keep up nicely with the procession at
Massachusetts will ' keep the navy
portfolio notwithstanding the change In
the personnel of the secretary. Massa
chusetts should send Iowa a vote of
thanks for not Insisting on furnishing
third cabinet member.
When the loal bar association gets
Ideal Jurymen In the box, we presume
there will no longer be. any excuse for
appealing from trial verdicts and the
eupreme court will have to go out of
business for lack of cases.
The defense offered by ex-State Treas
urer Meserve does not strike the editors
Df fualon papers favorably. The trouble
isrtth the fualon conventions and the
fusion editors Is that they have been
unable to diagnose correctly the symp-
tnma of rrforui and have thus . made
tnany deplorable mistakes.
Nebraska populist and democratic
Uto committee will meet simultane
ously to arrange for' their state nomi
nating eonvvuttoM. So far as the party
machinery goes, the wheels are all
tamed from one motor abaft and the
, two separate committees do nothing but
tamp the trademark. In duplicate. ,
The Agricultural department statistics
Show that an unusually small propor-
tka of last year's crop Is in the hands
of the farmer. So far as corn Is con
cerned the original total was small, and
in this and tHber grains there Is the
comforting thought that the farmer re
ceived a good price for what he sold In-
Wad of parting with It at harvest time
t prtcea dictated by speculators.
The populiat editors of the state are
ts form au aaaocUtloa to counteract
that of the dViuot-ratic scribes. Tbey
aervw notice on democracy that when
the swaL'owtng process commencea It
saast expnt a troublesome time. When
the Strang mixture which constitutes
popuIUia bt addird to the contents of the
dyspeptic dcuMKTatlc stomach pain
killers will be la active demand.
The British chamber of commerce are
asking their govrrniiM-nt to Ale a protest
alaat the krgwtlattoa - of reciprocity
treaties betwesi the United State and
Cuba kea that UUad shall have beea
rgaaiaeti as aa independent govera-
mat. If IWitlaa merchants are really
anakM to dfrt the agotiatioa of such
treat! they are shooting for from the
asark by attempting to bring outside
pre are ta bear. Sack action la apt to
Uaieaamtoi. . -
TP SC1TAOAIH8T TBI ItEKOtH.
Tli bill filed by direction of the at
torney general of tbe ' United States
against the Northern Securities com
pany and tha merged railway compa
nlea seta forth clearly and comprehen
sively, the grounds of tba cult, which
la brought under the and-trost act of
1.100. The arrangement for tba prso-
tlcal consolidation of tha Great North
ern and the Northern Partite railroads
la declared In the bill to be an unlawful
combination or conspiracy to place re
straint upon all competitive Interstate
and foreign trade or commerce carried
on by those railroads and to monopolize
or attempt to monopolize the same, Its
purpose wss to suppress the competition
existing between the two railway sys
tems in interstate and foreign trade. It
la urged that under the securities com
pany scheme "all Inducements for com
petition between the two systems were
to be removed, a virtual consolidation
effected and a monopoly of the Inter
state and foreign commerce formerly
carried on by the two systems as In
dependent competitors established."
The bill alleges that the Northern Se
curities company was not organized in
good faith to purchase and pay for the
stocks of the railway companies, but
aila1 tn Inmrmnta Hi fwtntlna- nf tha
stocks and to carry out tha. unlawful
,nsTlracT. It la affirmed tha the com-
pany Goes not hay ana never sad capi
tal sufficient to warrant such stu
pendous operation, that Its subscribed
capital was but $30,000, and the com
pany la described as "a mere deposi
tory, custodian, bolder and trustee for
the stocks of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific railway companies and
its shares of stock are but beneficial
certificates Issued against said railroad
stocks to designate the Interest of the
holders In the pooL"
The bill declares that failure of the
government to prevent the carrying out
of the combination or conspiracy will
result not only In the virtual consolida
tion of the two railroads and the con
sequent suppression of competition be
tween them In interstate and foreign
commerce, thus creating a monopoly
of such commerce within the territory
traversed by those railroads, but there
after an available method will be pre
sented whereby the anti-trust act may
be circumvented and set at naught "and
all transcontinental lines. Indeed the en
tire railway systems of the country, may
be absorbed, merged and consolidated,
thus placing the public at the absolute
mercy of the holding corporations." This
Is the consideration which gives to this
case its great and fax-reaching slgnlfl-
cance. Should the government not suc
ceed In the suit It has brought against
the Northern Securities company the
way will be clear for a wholesale policy
of railway consolidation, through the
merger plan, leading Inevitably to a
mighty monopoly most dangerous to the
public Interests and welfare.
The prompt action of the Department
of Justice in this matter gives, promise
that the suit will be pressed with all
possible vigor. It is manifestly desir
able that this be done and that there
shall be no unnecessary delay In ob
taining a judicial decision. The answer
of the defendants in this suit will be
awaited with very general Interest It
haa been Intimated that they will urge
that the anti-trust law contains not a
word In prohibition of mergers, but
mere verbal quibble of this kind Is not
likely to receive serious consideration
from the courts. This Is by far the most
Important case that has arisen under the
act of July 2, 1890.
ELKVATE THE STANDARD.
Every city In the United States is
grappling with the public school prob
lem. The trend of twentieth century
educational methods Is to bring the pub
lic schools In closer touch with the cur
rent of this electric age. In other words,
the aim of all modern education Is to
lay the foundation for the acquisition
of the knowledge most essential and
useful In the practical walka of life.
The tendency everywhere Is to substi
tute for mere theoretical studies the
branches that are vital to modern civili
In education as in all other pursuits
there can be no standstill. Our school
system must either be planned on pro
gressive lines or it will retrograde and
become moss-grown. It is a deplorable
fact that the public schools of Omaha
have not kept pace with those of other
cities of equal population. While Omaha
haa outstripped all other towns of its
size In the country In the number of
kindergarten schools and in the variety
of high school fads, It has done so at the
expense of the branches on which the
chief effort should be ooncentrated.
The trouble arises from the fact that
the man who has been at the head of
our public schools for the last six years
lamentably lacks the qualification of a
superintendent of the first class. With
out a collegiate education and with
scarcely any experience except what he
has acquired since bis advent here, his
real talent Is that of a politician rather
than of an educator. Instead of devot
ing himself exclusively to the great
task for which be is employed, he is
constantly diverting his mind and time
to enterprise and schemes calculated
to give him a pulL It la a matter of
notoriety also that he. Is subservient to
the school book trust that baa subsidised
him and looks to him for reciprocity
where Its Interests ar concerned.
How ia it possible to elevate the stand
ard of Omaha's public schools so long
as they are loaded down with a super
intendent who knows less about educa
tion than moat of the principals and
teacher under hi ml .
How can the standard of our public
school be elevated so long as Intrigue
rather than merit holds the superin
tendent la hi placet
Caa the standard of our public schools
be elevsted aalnas a man is placed at
their head to whom every teacher can
look, cp and wfea caa agtamand their
obedience by confidence and respect
rather than by fear of displeasure?
Why should the schools of Omaha and
the education of Its new generation of
children be sacrificed by continuing In
office an Incompetent school superin
tendent who never bad the qualifica
tions for the place and could never have
held It except for pernicious influences
and combinations that have cost the
taxpayers so dearly and deprived the
children of the superior education which
they could and should have badr
These questions cannot be dismissed
by ascribing selfish or Improper motives
to those who are demanding the regen
eration of the public school system, nor
can they be sidetracked by the plea that
the necessary change will be made not
this year, but some other year.
THt UKMAtlD.Tvn ItASD.
Referring to the statistics of home
stead entries last year. Which for the
whole country were 9,407,275 acres,
1,000,000 more acres than In the pre
vious year, the Portland Oregonlan re
marks that the demand for government
land Increases as the available area di
minishes and the flood of homestead ap
plications speaks of the eagerness of the
people , to acquire land suitable, for
homes. That paper says the figures of
homestead entries bring two facts
prominently, forward the land hunger
of the people - Is Increasing and the
movement for new land Is distinctly to
the Pacific northwest. It observes that
though abuses of the land laws some
times occur. It may well be ' believed
that the rush for homesteads Is a pow
erful factor in opening the country and
that the general effect Is good. "Home
steaders," says the Oregonlan, "are of
the stuff that gives character to a coun
try; they make It self-reliant and inde
pendent" The facts certainly indicate that land
seekers are looking more toward the Pa
cific northwest than ever before and
there appears to be very good reason to
expect that the next few years will
make a record of homestead entries In
that section quite as good and possibly
better than that of last year. At the
rate of the last few years it will rJet be
a very long time before all the land sub
ject to homestead entry In the Btates of
the Pacific northwest will be taken up
and meanwhile provision should be
made for satisfying the land hunger by
reclaiming the arid and semi-arid lands.
The rapidity with which the public do
main available for homesteads is being
absorbed affords a strong argument for
arid land reclamation.
THE OEHMAN GAHTEL STbTEM.
The American sugar Interest is re
ported to have urged the secretary of
the treasury to continue the counter
vailing duty on German sugar, on the
ground that the "cartel" system in that
country is in effect a bounty additional
to that directly paid by the government
on sugar exported. It will be Interest
ing to note that the cartel, or syndicate
of sugar producers and refiners, was or
ganized something more than a year ago
and Includes about 05 per- cent of the
sugar-producing Interests in Germany.
It guarantees producers of raw sugar a
certain minimum price and takes their
entire product. Any difference between
this minimum and a lower price which
may rule in the world's markets is made
up by the refiners. On the other hand,
the raw-sugar producers guarantee to
pay a fixed minimum price for
beets, to produce no raw sugar
for consumption in Germany and to
sell their raw sugars only to re
finers belonging to the syndicate.
Under the operation of this scheme the
factories, on the one hand, are able to
pay for beets more than the general
sugar market price outside of Germany
would justify, and, on the other, re
fineries are able to control absolutely
the price of sugar for consumption in
Germany, which they do most effect
Undoubtedly the cartel system does
operate as a bounty on exported sugar,
but it Is a system with which the gov
ernment haa nothing whatever to do and
therefore cannot properly be considered
by our government in connection with
the countervailing duty In our tariff.
This, It appears, is the view taken by
the administration and there can be no
question that It is correct. This gov
ernment can take no notice of the opera
tions of a syndicate of German sugar
rtroducera and rcflnora Whtoh tikta .n.
tlrely Independent of and derives no au
thority from the German government
When Germany stop paying a bounty
on exported sugar the United States will
no longer Impose the countervailing duty
on German sugar.
The always present danger of the un
sightly billboard haa been brought out
again by the windstorm which passed
over Omaha. In the path of the gale
the billboards were one . and all
wrenched from their footings, ' falling
onto the sidewalks and scattering
planks in every direction. The only
wonder Is that some passing pedestrian
waa not killed or maimed such would
surely have been the case bad the storm
struck to the daytime Instead of at mid
night when the streets were almost de
serted. We bave a billboard ordinance
regulating the height . and distance
from the sidewalk of these dangerous
fences, but it has not .been strictly en
forced. Tbe billboard people have bad
ample time to comply with the regula
tions of the ordinance - and certainly
ought not to be allowed to replace the
destroyed boards except in conformity
with its requirements, which are only
In the interest of safety to person and
One self-satisfied prognostic tor has It
all figured out that nothing less than
five bridges across the Missouri at this
point will suffice to handle tbe traffic
between Omaha and Council Bluffs. In
the meanwhile one of the three bridges
already built is asking to be relieved of
It obligation to maintain a footway
end wagonway on the pretense that the
business does not warrant the expense
of a toll taker. There Is something
stronger than a suspicion that all the
bridge bills In congress are designed
more to span a political chasm than to
j help anybody cross the Missouri dry
Ohio Is moving to get awsy from the
corrupt practices law which was enacted
in substantially the same form by a Ne
braska legislature three years ago. In
Ohio the objection is that the law has
accomplished little or nothing toward
purifying elections, but has stimulated
perjury to an alarming extent In Ne
braska the law has served chiefly as a
convenient excuse for candidates who
want to turn down political leg-pullers
and grafters. If. however, Ohio repesls
the parent law, the question of repeal
will be sure to be brought up by some
Colonel Bryan' baa not yet tabooed
Senator-elect Gorman as democratic
presidential candidate, although the talk
in behalf of the Maryland leader Is be
coming audible In several quarters.
Mr. Gorman, however, need not despair
of playing a star role In' the editorial
aeries that started out with ex-Senator
Hill as the Initial subject
Labor disturbances, which usually
comence about May 1. are a little earlier
than usual this season. There is one
noticeable difference between the pres
ent strikes and those which character
ized democratic times. In the present
Instance the men are demanding more
wages and in the previous case they
were fighting a reduction.
. Former Attorney General Smyth an
nounced at the outset that he would
take no refuge behind technicalities of
the law for his client Mr. Meserve, and
then the lawyers proceeded to consume
nearly a week arguing a fine legal point
which be hoped to turn into a loophole
of escape from that embezzlement
Good Thlnaj for the Boera.
. Milwaukee Sentinel.
Boer sympathizers who are kicking be
cause England is allowed to buy horses and
mules in this country should remember that
the Boera get more than half of tbem, any
- ' Washington Star.
Senator Hanna aow realizes that we are
In an age of cynicism when a man cannot
profess disinterested devotion to the Inter
sts of the working man without being sus
pected of presidential Intentions.
Walla from the Monraer's Beach.
.. . Baltimore American.
Editor Bryan llkena himself to the man
who could have had a first-class funeral
if he had not talked too much. He is more
like the man who broke up the funeral be-
cause he objected to the pallbearers.
Foolish Fears of Hanbuki,
;. Brooklyn Eagle.-
Opponents of irrigation who tr appalled
by what it will coat in our western states
should .remember tnat Irrigation draws mil
lions into tbe refreshed lands who are able
to pay .the cost, and that irrigation natu
rally extends itseilt in streams and ralna.-
- Uplift a Prices.
High as the eost of living now is, it is
certain to go higher, as it is in the un
restrained power of the trusts to make
prices as high as their greed demands they
shall make them for their own aggrandize
ment There is at present no legal restraint
upon their sordldness.
Tatleat Gealas Applaaded.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The American mule is recognized in tbe
British blue book as "the best received
from any source; a magnificent worker,
keeping in condition under the most adverse
circumstances." This shows that the
American mule in South Africa is keeping
up the reputation he won in our civil war
under the pressure of much whipping and
: SPOILSMEN CIRCUMVENTED.
Aetioa of the- Prealdeat ea the Ceaaaa
New Tork Tribune.
President Roosevelt has secured tbe
permanent census bureau so much desired
by sll 1 enlightened students of govern.
meet, and st the same time has prevented
the invasion of the merit system, whloh
some spoilsmen In congress thought to
make. He has signed the census bill In
spite of the provisions In It opening tbe
door to the inclusion in tbe classified serv
ice of tbe whole army of census employes
appointed without competitive examlas
Uon, in accordance with the antl-clvll
I service law,
under which the last census
I w taken.
Probably the '' spoilsmen thought that
with the door thrown open their favorites
could crowd Into office. At any rate, they
did the best they could. They oould not
brutally order that these temporary Hon
competitive census clerks should be put
in permanent places wnetner tbey were
needed or not Bo they provided that the
bureau should take as many as It wanted
and -atve them a status which would re
quire their transfer to other departments
when found superfluous In the census
bureau ahead of persons on the competitive
eligible lists. It was donbtleas hoped that
the director of the census would include
bis whole force under the new law and
then reduce It to suit his permanent work
leaving the suspended employes la Una for
other appointments without examination.
Tbe president however, has circumvented
that scheme. He has ordered the director
to put In the classified service only those
persons absolutely seeded for the permanent
work of the bureau. The rest will be dls
missed into outer darkness, if tbey want
permanent places In the classified servtoe
they will have to seek them by the regular
road In honest competition.
Enforced in this spirit the law will be not
merely harmless, but positively good. There
is no objection to manning the permanent
oenaus bureau from the experienced clerks
already engaged on census work. In this
ease the process is repeated by which large
classes of government employes have beea
brought into the classified service by suc
cessive executive orders. The thing which
It was necessary to guard againat waa not
the permanent employment of faithful oen
aus clerks in the census bureau even If they
ware originally employed through favorit
ism, but the Invasion of other departments
by as army of census employes for whom
there waa no " more work In their own
bureau and to whom the government bad
given employment as long as tbey had any
right to expect It would have beea aa
outrage on persons who bad taken civil
aerrlae examinations to good faith and were
oa eligible lists to have these census clerks
ut la mca ahead of them.
BITS OP WA9HIWOTOW 1.1 TE.
Ktehlaa-a of People aai r.veate at the
A century ago, when Thomas Jefferson
was inaugurated president, tnere was a
total of 115 persons employed by the gov
ernment In Washington. Now there is an
army of 17,605 persons engaged In the leg
islative, executive and judicial branches of
the government In Washington. Of this
number 20,109 are males and 7,496 females.
In 1801 the State department managod to
get along with seven 4lerks and one mes
senger, while In 1902 tbere are 109. In tbe
Treasury 100 years ago there -were sixty
clerks, six stampers, seven messengers and
one watchman; tbe pay rolls now show a
total of 5,547. In the War department la
1802 there were fourteen clerks, an ac
countant one permanent and one occasional
messenger, while now it requires 2,771 em
ployes to conduct the business, outside of a
large number of United States army officers
on duty here. The Navy department 100
years ago had only thirteen clerks, one ac
countant and one messenger, and now there
are 8,077 on the rolls, outside of officers of
the navy and marine corps on duty. In
1802 the postmaster general had one as
sistant, eight clerks and one occasional
messenger, while the present head of this
department has 1,049 assistants in the
A prominent member of the democratic
party, says a Washington tetter to the New
Tork Tribune, attended a local church not
many Sundays ago, but as soon as the text
was announced he arose from his seat and
abruptly left the edifice.
"Why did you leave before the sermon?"
asked a friend, who had seen htm go out.
It was a good one and well worth staying
Do you think I would listen to a sermon
on a text like that?" asked tbe member. "It
was from the Epistle of Titus, you remem
ber, 'Put them in mind to be subject to
principalities and powers, to obey magis
trates, to be ready to do every good work.
Now, I bave been brought up on the good
old democratlo doctrine, of which Jefferson
was the father, that men in office should al
ways be obedient to the people, snd I'll be
switched if I like the idea turned about the
Early In February Washington had the
Heaviest snowfall that It has known for
several years. The streets were piled high
with the stuff which had been swept from
the sidewalks and shoveled from the cross
Ings. Senator McMillan Introduced a bUI
appropriating $5,000 for tbe purpose of re
moving the snow. The bill was referred
to the district committee and that body
gave it careful consideration. It next was
sent to the district commissioners in order
that they might make suggestions. Then It
was printed again. Four weeks after it
had been introduced the bill was reported
to the senate by the committee with tbe
recommendation .that it be favorably acted
upon. In the meantime the snow had disap
peared, the warm sunshine had oome and
the buds appeared on the trees. Yet the
senators are still writing reports on the
measure and there Is a good prospect that
the bill will become a law next summer.
A new 1-cent postal card Is now being
printed at tbe Bureau of Engraving and
Printing and when the first issue of 4,000,000
has been counted and bundled the new
card will be placed on sale. Its distinctive
feature la that the new card contains a
vignette of President McKlnley in lieu of
President . Jefferson's portrait The Issue
of the Jefferson card will be discontinued
when the present stock on hand is ex
hausted. When desired by purchasers the
new postal card will be furnished In sheets
of forty cards each. It Is expected this ar
rangement will effect a large saving to pur
chasers who" have their messages or ad
dresses printed on postal cards. In order
to avoid the heavy black device at the
top of the Jefferson card and leave a clear
space for the postmark, the new postal card
has three lines of small type printed about
Inch below the top of tbe card. Tbe
card Is thus divided laterally into two
sections one for the postmark and one for
Naturally, when the president gave that
last private dinner to Prince Henry, says
a Globe-Democrat letter, he wanted to be
distinctly German. Naturally, he wanted
that course so unmistakably German that
tbe prince could not fall to see the compli
ment intended. That was why be picked
out a well known German restaurateur
and hotel keeper on the avenue to arrange
the course. The task was a simple one.
Mine host decided that a plate with welner-
wurst and sauerkraut should be brought on
and that at the same time beer of good
German brew should be served In steins.
But at the last moment it was discovered
that in all the extensive equipment of the
White House kitchens and china closets
there were no steins. Mine host was ap
pealed to In the emergency. Now, the
erase for collecting ate Ins of varied shapes
and designs had prompted mine host, In
the conduct of his own business, to take a
certain commendable precaution to reserve
to himself the steins In which he served
at his own tavern and prevent the covetous
from attaching the steins to themselves
on leaving his place. But this was forgot
ten and forthwith a set of steins was for
warded to the mansion of the chief execu
tive. The German course was a great suc
cess. Repeatedly the prince quaffed from
the largeat of the steles, which had been
placed at bis plate, and repeatedly he drank
to tbe health of his host It would have
been all right but for that last gulp. The
prince wanted to show his appreciation
of the brew, and, turning bis stein up
toward the light, drank the last drop. As
he did so and the bared bottom appeared,
he read: "Stolen from G g's."
Senator Bacon of Georgia is the subject of
a' story In the Philadelphia North Ameri
can that explains why he no longer wears
the flowing sldewblskers which were one
his pride and chief claim to distinction.
A new roller skating link was opsned In
the senator's town and he waa invited to
attend the preliminary exercises. When
these were concluded the senator allowed
someone to strap a pair of skates to his
feet snd he gilded across the floor with
much grace and with hla whiskers floating
out on either side in the breeie.
The place was crowded, and the senator,
making his wsy through the throng, was
suddenly confronted by a young man aad
a young woman engaged in tbe last strug
gle to remain upon their feet. They were
holding each other by the hand, and ai
the senator bore down on them tbey re
celved him as a drowning man would . a
With one spasmodic effort the pair threw
themselves at the startled statesman; each
seised a whisker and clung to it Ilk a
frightened woman to a car strap while
going around a curve. For a moment the
senator supported the two, but the strain
and the shock and the pain were too much
for him. His feet went from under him
and the trio fell la heap, while low
browed and unsympathetic men of coarse
fiber laughed until the tears streamed
down their brutal faces. When the sen.
tor had extricated himself he went directly
to a barber shop and had his face shaved
as smooth aa it Is today.
- Oppartaaltlea (or Taleat.
Bomervllla Journal. . ..
The . man oat west who . advertise:
"Wanted Hog-killing to do " reasonable
terms," might possibly find opportunities in
JJSoston' elevated trains.
"AUCU'WOT IW WOTDKRLim
New Tork World: . The decision of one
American girl not to attend King Edward's
coronation ceremonies will relieve the red-
tap experts on both sides of the Atlantic
of a lot of worry.
Philadelphia Record: Miss Alice Roose
velt will not be permitted to witness the
coronation ef King' Edward, and now it is
to be hoped tbe stern enemies of royalty
will be satisfied. But what woman among
tbaa would bits denied herself the same
Baltimore American: If Mies Alice
Roosevelt were to go to the British coro
nation. In this country It would be looked
on as the pleasure trip ef a young girl wltb
a healthy liking tor pleasant excitement
and a good time. But It seems in Europe
it would be regarded as fraught with deep.
dark political mystery, full of sll sorts of
unknown perils, deep designs snd delicate
diplomacy, and so she must lose her trip.
Chicago Tribune:' It is unfortunate that
the president should be obliged to do this.
It Is a pity that an American girl should
be deprived of harmless pleasure for the
one reason tnat she is the daughter or a
president hat, she cannot go and come as
other glrli do without exciting ungenerous
criticism, ' The day of "American chivalry"
has. Indeed, gone by when It Is Impossible
for Miss Roosevelt being tbe president's
daughter, to go on a pleasure trip without
setting loose tbe scurrilous tongues of
Congressman Wheeler of Kentucky and
other American yahoo who do not respect
age, sex nor position.
Detroit Free Press: Poor little Miss
Roosevelt has discovered that all the sor
rows In life do. not oome to the daughter
of the tenements. A few are reserved for
the daughter of. tha president The ambi
tion of ber life was to go to London with
Mr. and Mrs. Whltelaw Reld to see the
coronation of the king a spectacle that an
18-year-old girl, however democratlo her
father might be, could be pardoned for de
siring to witness. . But unfortunately for the
dreams, the British newspapers persisted
In asserting that her visit would have a
diplomatic significance, and the British
court was determined to treat her as a
princess of the blood, Instead of an Ameri
can school girl. Then other courts invited
her to make visits that could be distorted
into affairs of politics, and so the president
has decided that she must content herself
with looking at San Juan hill.
' PERSONA!. NOTES.
Cincinnati Is 100 years old and the Cleve
land papers eay the town looks it
Joseph Gruenhut Chloago's first city sta-i
tistloian, has Just died. H was born la
Kandnlts, Bohemia, to 1840.
President Lou bet of France will sail for
a visit to Russia on the battleship Massena
from Dunkirk on May 17. He win be ac
companied by M. Delcasse, the minister of
Mayor Wells- of St Louis Is collecting
all official souvenirs, photographs, eto-, of
Prince Henry's visit to that olty, whloh
he will place In the archives of the Mis
souri Historical society.
A boy born In Indianapolis, tod, about
tbe time the special tram bearing Prince
Henry of Prussia and suite reached that
city, has been named by his proud father
Prince Henry Proeeohejl.
Voltalra Randall. 'who died In Washing
ton, D. C, the other day at the age of 74,
waa a conspicuous figure In that elty dur
ing civil war times and aided tn ferreting
out and bringing to Justice the conspirators
Implicated in the-assasalnatlon of President
That famous Texan. Webster Flanagan.
who In a national' republican convention
asked the entirely pertinent, If somewhat
embarrassing, question: "What are we here
tor if not for the offiossT" Mr. Flanagan
seeks another term aa collector of Internal
revenue In his dlstriot and there Is fair
prospect that he will win agalnet strong
Last Monday moraine Mr. Scott of West
Virginia was the only senator In the cham
ber at the hour for opening the session.
Mr. Frye. president pro tern, rapped for
order and said with the utmost gravity:
'The senator -from West Virginia will
please be ia order."-. The blind -chaplain
then offered prayer, at the conclusion of
which some half score other members were
waiting to take their seats.
FORGING TO THE FRONT.
Nebraska's Prosrrees aa a Wheat aa
. Mllllaa State.
-' Minneapolis Commercial West
When compared with several of the great
wheat-growing and milling states Nebraska
doss not attract mJich attention. Then, too,
the state has be oome known for Its Im
mense corn crops, so that wheat raising has
kept in tbe background. In 1900 Nebraska
ranked third tn corn production, which was
enough to overshadow Its wheat figures.
However, In this year, owing to a short
crop In the Dakota. Nebraska ranked fifth
in wheat production, with a crop of 24.800,
400 bushels.. Minnesota,. Kanaas. Washing
ton and ' California were the only states
raising more wheat than Nebraska. Last
ear the state raised close to 22,000.000
bushels of wheat and this year the acreage
is reported considerably In excess of that of
1901. ' With good conditions until harvest a
yield of not less than 15,000,000 bushels
therefore seems probable. The, northern
part of the state is developing a good qual
ity of spring wheat though tha acreage 1
less than ot winter wheat to the southern
part' The raising of spring wheat is being
encouraged by thS millers snd will proba
bly Increase. -
Nebraska has not been advertised a a
milling stats,' therefore It may surprise
ti . a ,.Tr
slightest reason wbj ftyeiaiOtco jtd
"AycfV is faDt-jltc sfzv pqpcarfllaK
Doctors locnt thii.'Hxey fasV oci formula.
Thit-s wfayr riw&ai. rettn2iiieo4Ayer,s "
in preference to enrerr other KiMuUJtsfc'the
oldest, .safest,-; strongest; best. . '
' Your Sanaparjlla-ba aon me a gaeat deal of g ood, pajtftmy '.ipy, blood and
giving me wngthand a.f eaeraT lulNWtioa of the WUkf nedjk I knew It is
tUWbkxalasawt, arW4tba aeaeensAf-ti-td sUhUif pxxj."
' ' ' GaO. V. JUCsi, JeeisotvOhlo.
MRS. J, O'DOIIHELL
"Was Sick ElRht Team with
Female Trouble and Finally
Cnrrd brLydia . l'lot Lam's
Yf getable Compound.
"Diaa Mrs. FiKKjiAat i -I hare .
never la my life given a testimonial
before, but yon bave done so much for
m that I feel called upon to give yon
thl unsolicited acknowledgement of
MBS. jENxn c rnxwxBXTj,
President of Oakland Woman's - Riding Chb.
the wonderful curaMve vaTue. of Lydlss '
K. Plnkhaun'g Vegrtablo Com- ;
pound. For eight veers I had female
trouble, lafikijr of the wbmb and other
complication. Dnrlnr that time I waa
more or lee of an invalid and not much
good for anything, until one day I -found
a book isx my ball telling of .
the cure you oould perform. I became '
Interested 1 1 bought a bottle of JT1) ,
E. Plnkham'a . Vegetable Com
bound and was helped; 1 continued its
bee and in aeven months was cured, and .
since that time I bare had perfect
health. Thanks, dear Mrs, rinkham
again, for the health I now enjoy." .
Mae. Jxssix CTDokkx-ix. 878 East 31st
St., Chicago, lit 46000 fvftlt if asos
Uitlmimltl Is bat fesiffo i v
Women suffering- from any
form of female ilia can be cured
by Lydla E. Ptnkham'a Vegeta
ble Compound. That's sure.
Mrs. Pinkbam advises stale wo- :
men free. . Address, JUymiia Slaaa.
many people to learn that 'the state eon
tains more mills than the' takotas. Most
ot them are small,' It is true, but there are.
all told, close to 850 mills, having a total
dairy capacity of 25,000 barrels of flour. ' Of
this number fifty range from 100 to 200
barrels per day and eleven ot greater than
200 barrels capacity. During the last year
a number of complete modern mill were
built In the state 'and this year will see a
still greater Increase In the milling ca
pacity. Both wheat growing and milling are
on the gain and, next to corn and cattle.
are the most Important Industrie of the
Philadelphia Preset Cra.Tik-yv, sir, there
are at least ten blooming Idiots ia this
meeting tonight. - -.
GoodartI don't believe It.' '
Crank (meaningly) You're right There
Washington Btar: Some men." said
Uncle Eben, "la honeaC because dey Is too
good not to be. An' some Is honest 'oauee
dey aln' got nerve enough to take any
New Tork Bunt Mr.- Flatte What did
the landlord say when you told him we had
Mrs. Flatte He grunted and said: 'Well,
don't let It happen agaiul' . . . .
Chicago Tribune: "Too are"ht my pew,
sir " said Mr. Upjohn, stiffly.
"Then I am sitting In the seat of the
scornful" replied the stranger, getting out
ot It with alaority and taking a seat further
back In the church. v
. Philadelphia Record : Merman Tea, ws
have the advantage of the folks who live
Merroald Tn what way?
Merman Why, they . have . to read the
paper to hear the news, while we merely
nave to recline at ease and place our ears
to the oable. . -
the Datlent Inventor.
, "Eureka!" shouts
"Eureka!" he - repeats, as "the'
come rushlnar to his laboratory.
"What have you Invented. nowT"
"I have at last discovered a substitute
for a substitute for butter!" he declares,
with the light of a great exultation In his
tt to the echo.
tbey press about
him. declaring" that . the
wealth ot tbe
Id I at US reet.
A MARCH CLEtC.
John Burroughs In Country Life.
Z hear the wild gees bonking
From out the misty nlght-r-A
sound of moving armies
On-sweeping in their might;
The river loe Is drifting
Beneath their northward! flight.
I bear the bluebird plalnttv
From out the morning sky, '
Or see his wings a-t winkle .
That with the asure vie; .
No other bird more welcome.
No more prophetlo ory.
I hear tbe sparrow's ditty .
A-near my study door ,
A simple song of gladness '
That winter day are o'er;
My heart is singing with him.
I love him more and more, . , . .
I hear the starling- fluting - --
His liquid "o-ka-lee;"
I hear the downy drumming
His vernal reveille;
And from out the maple orchard
The nuthatoh call to me.
Oh, Spring Is ureJif'coming,"'"
Her couriers fill the air;
Bach muni are new arrivals,
ttach night her ways prainrei'T
I scent ber fragraitt gMrtneaUa, j-
Her foot Is on the tUr.
atViAWV00j 1ji s sll. Mass,
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