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Murder mysteries apiHar again to be
(he order of the day.
The rivalry between Omaha's two
(nodical colleges will now be keener than
The Iowa legislature seems to be dying
tbout as bard as the usual legislative
Reciprocity Is a good thing when It
Reciprocates so that each country per
suades Itself that it Is getting the best
hf the bargain.
Marconi's wireless telegraphy ought to
v6ome In handy for the Inventor If ho
tents to keep In touch while enjoying
b rest abroad.
Switzerland and Italy may eugagc In
ft little diplomatic sparring match, but
Ihere Is no danger that they will strip
for a finish fight.
Santos-Dutnout, the great French
ftoronaut. who has Just landed In New
fc'prk, evidently knows where to go
tvben be wants to fly high.
Omaha still holds second place among
American pork packing centers and
there is fair prospect that It will main
tain Its rank for some time to come.
Dave Henderson reads his title clear
for another term In congress, but "Our
tave" is still perturbed over the ob
streperous opposition to his life tenure.
president Roosevelt's visit -. to the
Charleston exposition has passed Into
tilstory and the absence of Senator TIU
tuan from the function was not even
A great many people are still wonder
ing whether Joe Bartley Is preparing a
genuine surprise party for them by de
positing a 1200,000 prise package In the
) If home rule In Ireland Is desirable, so
. t& home rule In Omaha. Why should
fcny Omaha home ruler Insist upon gov
erning Omaha's police aud lire depart
ments from the state capital?
few old shacks of the vintage of
J8M still ornament various portions of
Pmaha's business district and tbelr un
timely taking off by condemnation pro
ceedings will not bo mourned.
John Flnerty uever misses an oppor
tunlty to twist the British lion's tall and
tie would extent this delightful practice
to the American mule If that tender-
tailed animal were not such a high
The FIJI islands are at laBt connected
Hrlth the outside world by ocean cable,
tut the FIJI Inlanders have not yet felt
the necessity of a special telegraphic
rode to keep the secrecy of their dis-
Chicago , club women express, fear
that sprlug house cleaning may inter
fere seriously with attendance at tbelr
Flub meetings. That Is one of the best
Igns yet of the success of the woman's
flub movement. ,
If the waning demofratlc members of
the county board would devote half the
energy to stopping leaks for the benefit
ff the taxpayers that they are putting
pn schemes to plant favorites on the
rounty payroll they would make a bigger
tilt with the public
We now know that President Roose
velt's great great - great - grandmother
lived la South Carolina before the revo
lution. If the president will make a
few more tour American historians will
J able to trace his genealogy to every
to of the thirteen cglpu'e.
A WORK TO HE PROUD OF.
In his Charleston afldrcss President
Roosevelt said that "as a nation we
hare on especial right to take an honest
pride In whnt we have done for Cuba.
It would ho difficult to find a parellel In
the conduct of any other great state
tlmt hns occupied such a position as
When the United States makes an ac
counting for Its three years and five
months of stewardship of Ctihn, the
showing will be most creditable to this
country and ought to command the
gratitude of the Cubans. From a con
dition of chaos In January, 180!, when
American military officers succeeded the
Spaniards In Cuba, the organizing and
administrative qualities of American
officials have worked almost a miracle.
A system of government was estab
lished throughout the devastated Island,
order and peace were restored, courts
organized and a Judicial system put into
operation, the civil and criminal laws
uioilltli'd, an effective system of sanl-
atlou established, postal and customs
services organized, schools were opened,
hospitals and asylums built and the
complete machinery necessary In a well
regulated government was put Into suc
When American occupation of Cuba
began the task that was presented
seemed almost hopeless of accomplish
ment It was freely predicted that not
less than ten years would be required
In which to do the work necessary to
place the Island In proper condition to
be turned over to the government of its
people. Only three years, however, have
been consumed In accomplishing the
task and a few weeks hence Cuba will
pass Into the control of Its people with
ondltlons better than ever before in
its history. Not the least Important of
the things done has been the stamping
out of that dread disease, yellow fever.
which for centuries had been a draw
back to the Island's advancement The
system of sanitation established the
Cuban government will be pledged to
continue, In the Interest alike of its own
people and ourselves. ' It is stated that
nearly f9.000.000 have been expended
in the work of sanitation. Many public
improvements have been made and the
educatlonul work accomplished has been
great According to a recent statement
there are now over 3,000 teachers em
ployed in the Island, with an average
enrollment of pupils of 180,000 and an
average attendance of 140,000. Hun
dreds of barracks and asylums have
been converted Into school bouses and
as fast as time would permit new
school buildings have been erected, the
expenditure for this purpose last year
amounting to $500,000. In the meantime
the Cubans have been receiving sound
practical Instruction in the principles of
government which should enable them
to wisely manage their affairs when
they are given control of them.
Certainly the United States has the
strongest possible claim to Cuban grati
tude and friendship, yet It is not un
common to see statements from the
Island to the effect that there is much
popular dislike and distrust of Ameri
cans. Notwithstanding all that has been
done for Cuba we are told that there
Is a moral obligation, an obligation of
honor, to do still more. Having given
them freedom, we are now asked to as
sure them prosperity. How far shall
we have to to In order to fulfill this ob
ligation? Will the proposed tariff con
cession be sufficient? No one can tell
with certainty, but If this Is granted
It is not probable that It will end the
Cuban appeal for assistance.
ACCESSIONS TO POPULATlOn.
There oromises to be a larger foreign
accession to the population this year
than last, when the number of immi
grants was 487,000. For the eight
months of the current fiscal year eua
lnir with February the number of Immi
grants was 50,000 greater than for the
ForresoondlnK period of the preceding
year. It 'Is possible, therefore, that the
immigration for the fiscal year enaing
June 30 will approximate 000,000. The
Increase shows that the people of the
old world are fully aware of the pros
perity of this country.
Nearly all the people who are coming
here, It appears, are of the classes
hic-h will be useful and It Is not noted
that they are anywhere In excess of the
demand for labor or are interfering with
Amorioau work in ell. It
Ua-Ir v "O
Boeius that these new comers have no
difficulty in obtaining employment at
the current prices for such work as they
nn perform and If a tvv hundred thou
sand more shall couio tin-re Is no doubt
that tbey can find enough to do. There
a rood demand for labor In nearly
everv oart of the country and especially
in the west and this seems likely to
continue for a year or two to come and
possibly longer. Therefore the present
ai-oeaalon of able-bodied workers iroiu
tt.rr.ari la desirable and this beiug real
thpr Is a cessation of the demand
for further restriction of Immigration
nd It Is predicted that no action will De
aken on" the bills that have been intro
duced In congress for this purpose.
THE H1UH PRICE UP HEATS.
There are few households auywhere in
hlch the hlirh price of meats Is not Just
now a matter of commanding Interest
Probably no subject connected with do
nieatic economy is more generally dis
cussed. Two explanations are offered,
mi tha falling off. according to sta
tlstlcs of the Agricultural department
In the number of cattle and sheep, the
nther inanlmilation by the "beef trust
As to the first It Is remarked that there
wnniil he force lu it if the price of
meats had advanced without manipula
tion, with as ureat proportionate in
creuso for beeves and sheep on foot as
for dressed carcasses lu the market.
w hich has not been the case. The com
mon opinion Is that the -beef trust" is
entirely responsible for the high prices
and steps are being taken In some quar
ters to fight the alleged trust Thus
there Is reported to have been organ
lied a Butchers company" In New
York, with a Urge capital, to engage In
packing, while It Is announced that In
Philadelphia the wholesale anil retail
dealers In mont are preparing to make
war on the trust. Should the price of
meats continue high these movements
may spread to other cities, but what
effect they would have Is a question.
It would seem that the most practical
way of dealing with this matter Is for
people generally to curtail their con
sumption of meats and nt the beginning
of spring Is a most favorable time to
do this. Americans eat more meat than
any other people and It Is difficult for
them to forego the habit even for a
brief time, but there Is no doubt that
most of them would be better off phys
ically for doing so. A great many havs
already been compelled to economize In
the use of meats and If more did so It
would probably not be a great while
until the price declined. There Is no
more effective way than this of fight
ing the beef trust If there Is one.
SHALL WE HAVE DIRECT PRIMARlESt
The trend of public sentiment In all
sections of the country Is In favor of di
rect primary nominations. The avowed
purpose of the direct primary system Is
to purify politics and make sure that the
candidates nominated are the choice of
a majority of the party.
Direct primaries have long since
passed the experimental stage. In most
states the primary election laws have
paved the way for a free and unbought
expression of party sentiment by plac
ing the machinery of primary elections
under the safeguards that surround
the regular elections. This Is especially
true In the cities of Nebraska where ths
registration of party affiliations fur
nishes an official enrollment of voters
entitled to participate at the prlmnrles
of the respective parties.
Iu view of the fact that the republican
stute convention has been called for the
middle of June and congressional nomi
nations are expected to be made within
the next sixty days, the question
whether the old system of convention
nominations shall continue or whether
the committees shall provide for direct
primary nominations becomes a live Is
sue. .The direct primary or Crawford
county system has Its drawbacks as well
as Its advantages. To carry out Its
prime object It must be so arranged as
to register the will of the majority.
When more than two candidates are In
the field for the nomination for any
office, and no one receives a clear ma
jority of the votes polled, provision must
be made for a second ballot la which all
but the two receiving the highest vote
are dropped. This Is the plan that pre
vails In parliamentary elections in Eng
land and France and has been adopted
also In nearly all the states In this coun
try that have introduced direct primary
nominations. It Is the method employed
by the republicans of Lincoln In the
nomination of their city officers.
Such a system would probably com
mend Itself to the voters of all parties
In this city and county. We feel sure
it would solve many difficulties In the
Impending contest for congressional and
county nominations. Any scheme of di
rect primaries that contemplates nomi
nation by anything less than a majority
would, however, be sure to prove disas
trous to the candidates at the election.
A minority nomination could not be re
garded as binding, but on the contrary
would Invite defection because It would
be an open declaration that a man whom
the majority had refused to endorse had
been foisted upon the ticket
Every branch of the municipal gov
ernment is almost at a standstill, so far
as new work is concerned, waiting for
the annual tax levy that has been sus
pended in mid air for more than two
months. The park board cannot put its
plans Into effect until It knows what
resources will be at Its command, anu
the same ts true of the health depart
ment, the tax collection bureau, the
fire and police board, the public library
board, the engineering and public works
departments and every official and em
ploye who has more than mere routine
work to perform. It is not to the In
terest of anyone to have this unsatisfac
tory condition continue a day longer
The largest quarterly receipts in the
history of the American postal service
have been recorded for the period end
lug January 1, when the total reached
the stupendous figure of $32,000,021, ex
ceeding the expenditures by over $1,000,-
000. This is nearly a dollar for every
adult member of the population and
goes to emphasize how widely spread is
the use of our iostal facilities when
business Is fanned by prosperity.
According to the Washington corre
spondent of the Lincoln Journal the at
titude of the Omaha Commercial club on
the question of Irrigation Is not under
stood in Washington and the suggestion
Is offered that the club members are
being used to pull somebody's chestnuts
out of the fire. Here is another knocker
who should be promptly knocked for his
Officers and soldiers stationed in Cuba
will be allowed to bring ba-k with them
free of duty ail their private effects. It
will be safe to say that every smoking
man on the roster will find It convenient
to lay In a goodly supply of his favorite
brand of the fragrant weed before be
finishes packing his personal effects.
The steady demand for farm lands
throughout Nebraska and Iowa and the
whole corn belt region shows no signs
of let-up. The man who bas a good Ne
braska farm has an asset of constantly
Increasing value on w hich he can make
a Bight draft almost any time.
Oh. but won't it be chilly when the Cuban
minister to Spain arrives in Madrid!
President Roosevelt la not the Orat one
to be charged with trying to Mexlcaalse
this country. Mr. Watterson'a own party
Jwm accused. f tke satoa thing when Mr.
Rising Railroad Rates
Mr. Charles A. Prouty of the Interstate
Commerce commission undoubtedly ex
pressed a broad public feeling In his dec
laration before 'the Illinois Manufacturers
association that the steady upward move
ment of railroad rates was reaching a point
at which It would soon become robbery.
From the organisation of the Interstate
Commerce commission in 1887 until two
years ago there waa a steady and continu
ous decline In the average railroad rate.
This decline went on for six years, until In
1803 and 1894 It shook railroad credits to
their very center. It threw 40 per cent of
the mileage of the country Into bank
ruptcy, wiped out dividends on the great
mass of railroads and led to the default of
a large share of the railroad bonds out
standing. The drastic experience led, however, to
railroad economies. The tralnload was In
creased. Railroad management waa revo
lutionized. Without any increase of rates,
ability in management, efficiency and re
trenchment placed railroads on a paying
basts. At the same time there came con
solidations on a great scale, both directly
and by "community of Interest" This was
accompanied by an Increase of rates, which
began about eighteen months ago, and, as
Mr. Prouty testifies, bas greatly increased
In recent years.
This increase was accompanied also by a
reappearance of tbs preferences shown to
favored shippers. As rates havs risen
many railroads have gravitated mora and
more to the practices of an earlier period.
Both forma of spoliation began. Rates
kave advanced for the general public, and
Bryan wanted to have silver coined free.
Now everybody la quits.
One Chance to (iet tiffs,
Perhaps Hon. James K. Jones will
proceed to get even with those Arkansas
voters by Joining a few more trusts and
whooping up the prices on some of the
Friendship Worth Cultivating.
The value of the agricultural products
exported In 1901 was $100,000,000 In excess
of that of the same exports for 1900. Alto
gether farm products valued at nearly a
billion dollars were exported. The friend
ship of foreigners is worth having.
Canada's Increased Brldare.
Canada, which has been disturbed be
cause a great many Canadians have been
coming over here to be assimilated by the
United States, Is now disturbed because a
great many citizens of the United States
are going over there to assimilate Canada.
Pay of Governors.
The legislature of Iowa has increased the
salary of the governor from $4,000 to $5,000
a year, not a large snm for a big state like
Iowa, provided the office Is well filled. Only
seven statas pay their chief executives
more than that New York, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania $10,000 each, Massachusetts
$8,000 and California, Illinois and Nevada
$6,000 each. Nine states. Including Iowa,
pay $5,000, one pays $4,500 and nine states
nolag Good Work.
The industrial department of the Ctvlo
Federation has settled seven strikes In
three months and ' prevented two strikes
that would have rendered Idle 200,000 men.
The influence wielded by the Civic Federa
tion lies as much In the mutual under
standing between employer and employe
that It brings about as In anything else.
It promises to displace the walking dele
gate whose interest often lay in promot
ing trouble and exciting the suspicions of
It la Ip to St. L.oals.
St. Louts Republic.
The attention of the entire country is
fixed upon St Louts at the present time.
The local movement to suppress municipal
corruption is of , tremendous significance
to all other American cities. It this move
ment is successful, if St. Louis manifests
a willingness and an ability to expose and
punish her boodlers and to permanently
purify her municipal assembly, the city's
just renown for such achievement will be
widespread and of lasting benefit If, on
the other band, a definite and convincing
victory is not scored, the city must suffer
grievously In repute.
HOW TO GET CHEAPER. MEAT.
Proposed Replenishment of the Ex
People have been asking lately why meat
prices are so high. They will find a partial
answer to tbelr question in Mr. Irish's
article in the April Forum.
The United States owns 400,000,000 acres
of grazing lands out west of the 100th
meridian. It allows these lands to be
used In common by its citizens. Anybody
who pleases may graze his cattle on the
lands belonging to the government. This
was well for a short time. Chicago,
Omaha and Kansas City grew rich on the
slaughtering trade. Then came a decline
In the supply of cattle. H had begun by
1880. It reached alarming proportions by
1900. The delivery of range cattle to the
slaughtering centers was shown by the
last census to have fallen off "60 per cent In
Here was work for the hydrographers
and agrostologlsts of the Agricultural de
partment. They found that the ranges had
been eaten bare by the sheep and cattle
herded on them by people In KtaenX. No
care had been taken to revive the forage
of the districts over which the hrds had
passed. That was a piece of bualneas
which no one presumed to appropriate to
himself. The lands were publlo property
and were treated aa such. There being no
vegetation on the ground the rain paaaed
through it aa through a sieve, and was
carried away rapidly and riotously In deep
ruts of water courses. The meadow had
become almost a desert.
The remedy, thinks Mr. Irish, will have
to be the same one that has been so sue
cessfully employed by Australia and by
Texas. The lands must be leased. The
Australian ranges were at one time re
duced to the condition In which ours are to
day. The colonial government called a
meeting of stockmen and devlaed a system
of leasing. The ranges have been restored
to their original carrying capacity. Texaa
baa had exactly the same experience. Colo
rado, Idaho. Montana, Nebraska. Utah and
Wyoming lease their state lands now anl
draw aa Income from them of over $1,000,004
a year. The federal government la being
urged to adopt the same plan. The prin
cipal petitioners in the caso are the Na
tional Live Stock association, the Amer
ican Cattle Growers' association, the Pa.
clflc Stockmen's association, the secretary
of agriculture in hla last report and Presi
dent Roosevelt in bis message to congress.
A measure that haa support of this kind
cannot be without ita merit. It should be
given a fair discussion. It haa a worthy
object, for It alms at the removal of a
condition which mesas Increased expense
of living to millions ef people. Relief of
some kind Is badly aeedsd.
discrimination between shippers has aided
great combinations and consolidations.
Railroad managers will mske a great
mistake If they do not realize that thta Is
creating a public sentiment which will lead
to sharp and merciless legislation. Two
factors exist In making uniform rates. One
Is the making of the rate; the other, com
binations by which the results of the rate
are dkttrlbuted between different railroads.
If the railroads make rates then combina
tions will not be permitted. If combina
tions are permitted the railroads must not
In the Isst resort make rates. This Is a
bsslc principle certain to be enforced.
Astute managers like those at the head of
the Pennsylvania railroad see this and
favor the measure before congress which is
Intended to accomplish .this by giving the
railroads the right to make combinations
and leaving the ultimate power over rates
In the hands of the Interstate Commerce
commission. To say, as has been said In
various quarters, that If the government
makes rates it must assure stockholders
their dividends Is' a curious misconception
of the position of a railroad. Any man who
puts his capital into the business of a com
mon carrier does so under the provision of
law that he must not charge more than a
reasonable rate. But the reasonable char
acter of this rats ia not to be reckoned on
the nominal stock, but on the actual value
of the railroad, what It would cost to repro
duce It taking Its entire hi story Into con
sideration. There Is no difficulty In paying
dividends upon all railroad stock reduced to
this basis under any rates likely to be assessed.
CHEERIXG 8IG OF PROSPERITY.
Marked Increase In (lie Reserv
, Wealth of Wnae Earners.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The greatness of no country is to he
measured by the enormous wealth of the
few non-producing clippers of coupons, nor
yet by the millions accumulated by the
great captains of Industry. It is true that,
as a rule which baa few exceptions, the
fortunes of the multi-millionaires, or of
the millionaires, represent superior Intelli
gence, foresight, enterprise aud energy.
Great riches are generally earned by hard
brain work, courage and persistency In
wisely directed effort, and tha men
who achieve them by Increasing the com
mon wealth, by expanding the fields of in
dustrial production, or enlarging the areas
of commerce, are justly entitled to the re
wards they receive for their superior sa
gacity and shrewdly directed endeavor.
They furnish employment to great hosts of
tollers, who, without the enterprise of the
capitalists, would stand idle In the market
place, with none to employ them.
But notwithstanding the useful, honored
place occupied by the men of wealth who
promote the country's industrial and com
mercial development. It Is not their enor
mous Individual or aggregate fortunes which
represent the real greatness of the nation,
as that country is greatest and strongest
the "plain people," the working men and
working women, of which can earn not only
enough by their labor to comfortably house,
feed, clothe and educate their children, but
to put something by tor the "rainy day" or
If this country is measured by the wealth
of Its working people it will be found to be
the richest, most prosperous country on the
face of the earth. According to an authori
tative report, the savings fund deposits of
the United States have reached the enor
mous total of $2,640,000,000. During the last
live years the deposits have Increased $700,
000.000. These are startling figures, but
they are undoubtedly correct. The larger
sum, for Instance, la greater than that
which standa for the entire indebtedness of
the national government, bonded and other
wise. All depositors In savings banks are
not wage or salary earners, nor always poor
people, but the rich depositors are few, and
the aggregate deposits represent, if not
the wealth, the prosperity of the "plain
people," who in five years have put Into the
savings banks $700,000,000, or nearly as
much aa the interest-bearing debt of the
These deposits of $2,646,000,000 stand for
more than the prosperity of the working
people; they stand for good citizenship, are
the safeguards of stable government, of
law and order.
POPIXAR ELECTION OF SENATOR.
proach to It.
The Arkansas legislature which is to meet
next January will go through the form of
electing a United States senator. Prac
tically that senator has already been
elected. He was chosen at the democratic
primaries held last week. At these pri
maries the democrats, who will elect all but
a handful of the members of the legislature,
put on record their preferences for United
States senator, aa well as other officers.
The voters In counties electing a majority
of the members of the legislature expressed
themselves to the effect that they preferred
James P. Clark to James K. Jones, the
present senator. This expression of opinion
Is conclusive. When the legislature meets
It will feel In honor bound to elect ex-Governor
Clark even aa presidential electors
ara In honor bound to vote for a particular
This Arkansas method of electing a United
States senator is not the method which the
framers of the constitution had In mind. It
was their idea that the members of a leg
islature, unbiased and untrammeled, should
select, after dellherati lnv.Bti..Mni, -
among tne best men n the tU( f o
( ,eB,tori Tne Arkanga8 legislature will not
Investigate or deliberate. It will obey the
mandate of the primaries. Senator Hoar
must view with great disfavor thia perver
sion of the constitution by which In a
round-about fashion the election of a sen
ator is banded over to the voters of the ma
This Arkansaa method of election has Its
defects. A successful candidate gets a ma
jority of the voles In counties electing a
majority of the legislature, but that candi
date may fall to receive a majority of the
votes of all the democrats. It would be
better to let the choice fall on the man re
ceiving a majority of the total vote. In
this rase probably the result would not
have been changed. The democrats of Ar
kansas have wearied of Senator Jones.
They could not reconcile his professed hos
tility to trusts with bis ownership of stock
Id a trust.
Senator Jonea will have served eighteen
years in the senate at the end of bis pres
ent term. Although not a man of command
ing ability he haa acquired great Influence
in the senate, partly because he has been
there so long and partly because he haa
been for some years chairman of the demo,
cratlc national committee. Once the man
at the bead of a national committee counted
for little except during a campaign. He
counts for a good deal now all the time.
But Influential aenator aa James K. Jones
la the democratic voters of his state are
able to reach him and put an end to bis
senatorial career. There are several states
the people of which would discard their
senators If given so opportunity to ex
press affective opinions ca the tubjsci.
7. V 1.1 1
the best tonic you can possibly take. There's
nothing like it for building up the nerves, for
throwing off that feeling of exhaustion, and for
making rich blood.
Suppose you ask your doctor how often he
prescribes this splendid tonic.
"After suffering terribly, I was Induced to try your Sarsaparilla. I -took three
bottles and now feel like a new man. I woeld advise all In need of a tonic to try
this medicine." t. D. Good, Browntown, Va.
II H a Mil. All sntrlst-
Edward Everett Hale is remarkably for
tunate In having lived long enough to se
rum the honors which are usually given
General Stewart L. Woodford, former
minister to Spain, started Saturday evening
for a tour to the Orient by way of Montreal
Mrs. Mi Klnley's condition remains about
the same. She goes out driving frequently
and viKlts the cemetery every day that the
weather will permit.
Miss Stone Is on her way home, and It
will he strange If the talented American
reporters do not wring from her the hith
erto guarded secrets of her prison bouse.
Former Chief Justice Benjamin Frank
lin Graves, the only survivor of Michigan's
great tVlbunal, will be tendered a banquet
In Detroit by the Bar association of that
General 8. n. Buckner has presented Mun
fordville. Ky., with water works, and his
son-in-law, Colonel Morris B. Belknap, bas
given the city a marble fountain made In
Frank Sargent, who has been appointed
commissioner general of Immigration by
the president, held, as his first position
with a railroad company, that of engine
wiper at Phoenlx.-Ariz.
Mrs. U. S. Grant has been shown the de
signs submitted for the Grant memorial, six
of which are to be selected, snd she was
so well pleased with them that she ex
pressed the wish that they could all be
preserved In marble.
Henry H. Edes at a recent meeting of the
Colonial society of Massachusetts read a
paper In which he said that Prof. John
Wlntbrop and not George Washington was
the first perron to receive . from Harvard
college the degree of doctor of laws.
Angina pectoris, from which Cecil Rhodes
suffered, Is a disease of great men. It car
ried off Matthew Arnold, It killed Lord
Clarendon, Dr. Chalmers, John Leech. Dr.
John Hunter, the famous physician; Tbor
waldsen, the sculptor, and Sumner, the
American statesman. It seems to have a
predilection for those in whom there la a
high development of the nervoua system.
In the early days of the South African
war the representative of an Australian
paper was mortally wounded In an engage
ment and two of his comrades entered the
Boer lines in search of him. They werj
blindfolded and taken to the tent of Gen
eral Delarey, whom they found sitting on
the ground, with sleeves rolled up, peeling
potatoes. The venerable leader gave them
every assistance In his power.
The passing of Senator James K. Jones
from the senatorial arena occasions consid
erable regret among his colleagues. His
retirement from office, it is hoped, wilt not
still his mellow voice entirely. Mr. Jones'
marvelou8 proficiency as a political prophet
In presidential campaigns contributed so
much gaiety to the last two contests that
the country cannot spare htm from the
megaphone. Without Jones a presidential
campaign would be as solemn as a funeral
Robert B. Armstrong, who bas been ap
pointed private secretary to Secretary
Shaw, Is an Iowa man, who had been In
the newspaper business in that state for
several years prior to 1896. when he went
to Chicago as political writer on the Chi
cago Record. In 1898 he waa sent east
as the New York representative of that
paper, and a year ago, after a short Euro
pean tour, he accepted his present posi
tion. Mr. Armstrong had knowa Governor
Shaw, and has been In a measure identi
fied with the governor's political fortunes.
OUT SALE OF
11 Brood Mares In foal or foal by
SON. 2:09, and JESSICA, great brood
are the dams of Tom Lee. 2:11; Jessie
others equally aa good.
13 yearling Colts and Fillies by TACONNET.
8 2 and 3-year-olds by TACONNET snd GUS TUPPER, 2 17.
1 2-year-old Stallion by Tsconnet, standard snd registered.
1 2-year-old Stallion by Gus Tupper, 2: IT, standard snd registered,
1 3-year-old Stallion by Sir Normandy, atandard and registered.
10 high class Road Horses, ready to use, good enough to go to the horse
shows or fast enough to take to tbs
The sale la POSITIVE snd everything will be sold without reserve.
WRITE FOR CATALOGUE.
P. UcGUIRE. Auctioneer.
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IV I I S -S SB
The newspapers keep you
Read this one and you will
learn that Ayer's Sarsaparilla is
J. C. AY EH CO., Lowell. Msss.
FLASHES OF FIX
Rronklyn Life: "What's the purpose of
"Woll, It reduces worrying to a positive
science, for one thing."
Somervllle Journal: The demure girl 1m
always dangerous hut most men rmvo to
find this out from personal experience.
Philadelphia Press: Judge Have I not
seen you twice before under tho Influence
Defendant If you were In thwt condition,
your honor, you probably did see me twice.
Washington Star: "f suppose you cm
claim to have done some good while you
were In congress?"
"I can." answered Senator Sorghum, "t
have put my family beyond every possi
bility of want for several generations."
Detroit Free Press: "That's a novel oc
cupation." ejaculated Mr. Dlnsmore, look
ing tip from his paper.
"What Is?" asked Mrs. Dlnsmore.
Washington Star: "When a smaht man
stahts In to be foolish." said Uncle Eben,
"It often looks like he put all his braitia
Into makln' de Job a record-breaker."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Box I should
think Liberty would get tired of standing
on that pedestal In New York harbor.
Nox Yes, and congress Is so lacking In
gallantry that It has refused to help lier to
Detroit Free Press: Critic Well. Dick,
I suppose you owe all that you are to your
Successful Author No; I think I own
about three-fourths of my stimulus to all
those other women who wouldn't have me.
Baltimore American: "We have called,"
said the head of the deputation of citizens,
"to protest against the street car service
you are giving us. W hy, some of us can
not even get a strap to hang on by."
"Very well, gentlemen. I shall at once
Increase the service." said the affable
magnate, while the hearts of the deputa
tion leaped with Joy, "by putting In more
Chicago Record-Herald: He I simply
can't live on less than W.OiW a year.
She Dear me, what a tragedy It would
be If you had a poor pa.
Sow, I'lar Ball!
The games Is on, the season's here, the
stricken ball cuts through the air,
the batters fan the atmosphere, the
runners 'round the bases tear, the
umpire calls the strikes and balls,
puts runners out when they are In,
nor heeds the rooters' angry squalls
that they will kill him sure as sin!
The season's here, the sanio old muss,
and on the seats the same old us!
nOVT DESPISE THE BOYS.
S. E. Kiscr In the Record-Herald.
Don't plague the bashful country boy
Who looks with awe upon you now;
His clothes are poor and he la coy.
And tangles up his legs somehow.
So that he stumbles awkwardly
In making way for you but he
So guileless now, so poorly dressed.
May hide away, down In his breaat,
A Lincoln's heart, or be possessed
Of wishes such as Garfield had
To stand where but the greatest may
Don't laugh out at the country lad
Who passes awkwardly today.
Don't spurn the poor boy In the street
Who tries to pans and Jostles you;
The shoes are ragged on his feet,
His trousers may be tattered, too.
With grimy hands and tangled hair
He dodges here and hurries there.
Too little for his years, but still
Deep In his breast may be the will
That spurred Carnegie up t.ie hill.
Forgive the child who sometimes dares
To play a little on his way:
Down In the. busy thoroughfares
Are boys the world shall know some day.
Oh, country boy, I lift my hat
In humble deference to you;
Oh, little worker in the street,
Clad In your soiled and tattered blue,
With awe I watch you as you pass
1 might cry "Bravo!" if I knew,
Oh, ragged, tired, awkward hoy,
What things God sent you here to do.
OF CLARKS, NEB.,
will closa out his entire band,
of Standard Bred Horses, cotv
slstlnr of 45 bead, to be held at
CLARKS, NEB., 4
THURSDAY, MAY I
Commencing at I p. m.
side br TACONNET 21845 (son of NEjJ-
mare, by George Wilkes). Ia tho lot
KUng, 2:181 E. M. G.. 2:18V. and
races; 4 to ( years old.
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