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11)02. OEORGE RA8MUSSEN,
(Seal.) Notary Public.
Governor Cummins may now store
way his veto pen against future use.
Iowa's 1002 legislative grist consists
of 225 bills put in the way of becoming
laws. The quantity is there as to qual
ity, experience alone will tell.
Wise federal officeholders will take
the hint from the Powderly Incident
and travel the straight road If they
want to keep In good grace with resi
Minister Wu Tlngfang has scored
another triumph. lie has managed to
focus the discussion of the Chinese ex
clusion bill In the senate entirely on
himself. t : . .
Up to the hour of going to press no
anthpntli Innrmutlnn la i. i,n.i e
; any part of the money for whose em
bezzlement Bat-tley wag convicted being
! turned back Into the state treasury.
And now a new American company
has secured exclusive privileges to
handle the rubler output of one of the
most productive districts of Bolivia.
No wonder Americans lead in rubber
ing. The British leaders have thought
leaoe was at band In South Africa sev--ral
times before, but only to find they
tad been fooling themselves. It is to
be hoped they are nearer right this
. Omaha's clearing bouse record for the
past week U eminently satisfactory.
Out of 103 clearing house cities of the
United States and Canada, Omaha ranks
twenty-second, which certainly Is not a
be smallpox contagion is fast abat
ing In these parts, but that Is no reason
why people should not continue to nse
the ordinary precautions against Its re
vival An ounce of prevention Is worth
a pound of cure.
The managers of the St Lols expo
sition want the time set for opening the
gates postponed a year, but they prefer
not to do the postponing. The only way
out is for the exposition to follow Top
ay'a example and Just pusfcpoue itaelf.
Tha most effective way of advertising
Nebraska Is to advertise the resources
of Nebraska in Nebraska newspapers
and assist Nebraska newspapers in ad
vertising Nebraska. The newspapers
are the advance agents that speak for
The benign countenance of the grand
exalted ruler of the Elks has beamed
upon Omaha and the mllllon-dollar-a-jear
steel trust magnate will devote
alxty minutes, equal to f 115. of his
time this week to a blrdseye view of the
The president of the General Feder
ation of Woman's Clubs predicts har
mony at their coming national conven
tion. The women have an opportunity
to shine by cuutrast with the United
States senate, for example, that they
should not let slip by.
Senator Depew has recorded himself
against the proponed amendment to the
federal constitution providing for the
election of United States senators by
direct, popular vote. But the demand
for this reform cannot be sidetracked.
It la too serious for Chauucey'a Joking.
The local popocratlc organ professes to
be shocked over the suggestion that the
most effective means , for beating the
beef trust Is for American consumers to
est less beef. Perhaps the sham re
formers may be mollified by the Intlma
tlon that American meat eaters might
bw prevailed upon to take to chicken,
4 turkey and diwk aa variation. . . .
JaT.yT RAtSK TRt STAKDARD.
Republicans of Nebraska hste a very
Important campaign before them. Al
though the cleavage between the parties
will be more on state than on national
Issnea, the general outcome cannot fall
to have serious bearing upon the next
great national contest.
In the impending state campaign more
than in any previous campaign, the
makeup of the tickets will exert a de
termining Influence on the popular
choice. Nebraska republicans have an
abundance of material to pick from
but only men of high character and
proved capacity should be considered.
The tendency for many years has
been to assume that anybody, or every
body, who has the nerve to push him
self Is good enough to run for any
office to which he may aspire. As. a
result the party has met with disaster
In trying to put round pegs Into square
boles. In the Impending campaign the
party cannot afford to Invite defeat by
repeating the blunders of the past.
Tattooed candidates must be given a
wide berth and only clean and reputa
ble men encouraged to enter the lists.
The rank and file of Nebraska repub
licans are not in a frame of mind this
year to rally to tho support of a ticket
loaded down with either dead weights
or lightweights. Public sentiment as
reflected through the republican state
press favors a higher standard of pub
lic men and a more efficient public
service. Above all things it is opposed
to any course that would put the purty
on the defensive and make the task of
holding the state In the republican col
umn more difficult and laborious.
THK rtACE CUbFCHtNCt:.. .
The latest information lu regard to
the conference at Klerksdorp, while
holding out a promise of peace, is less
reassuring than could be wished. What
is lacking is an authoritative statement
of the terms upon which restoration, of
peace is possible. There Is no doubt
that both British and Boers very earn
estly desire to end the conflict. The
British government Is confronted with
the necessity of increasing taxation,
already burdensome. It must do this
in any event, but should peace be made
the country would accept the added
taxation with little complaint, expecting
that In the not remote futnre the gov
ernment would find it practicable to
reduce the burden. Therefore it seems
reasonable to assume that there will
be a disposition to offer liberal terms
for peace. As to the Boers, they prob
ably realize that they cannot succeed
against the powerful foe aud that there
will never be a better opportunity than
the present situation offers for obtain
ing reasonable terms. They might be
able to continue guerrilla warfare for a
year Ipuger, but the outcome is In
evitable and something can be saved
if an honorable peace can now be se
cured. It Is easy to see, however, that there
are difficulties In the way which may
not readily be overcome.. ! Some of the
conditions which it is reported the Boers
will demand It Is safe to say the Brit
ish government will hesitate to grant,
as for instance' that of absolute In
dependence. That would require the
complete abandonment of Great Brit
ain's declared policy and It appears
highly Improbable that the Boers will
propose such a condition, or at any
rate Insist upon it. Another reported
demand which the British will not be
disposed to concede Is that of amnesty
for the colonists who Joined the Boers
and thus became rebels. It will be
urB?d against granting this demand
that it would create a bad precedent.
Yet the British government can well
afford to do this if it is necessary to
peace, for undoubtedly such magnanim
ity would have a good Influence upon
the loyalty of the colonists.
A favorable circumstance In the sit
uation Is the reported fact that Lord
Kitchener is very desirous for peace
and will exert hla Influence with the
British government to secure liberal
terms. ; Ills Judgment should have great
weight with the government. Another
statement la to the effect that King Ed
ward Is favorable to the granting of
liberal peace terms, aud if such is the
fact there is reason to expect that the
British government will materially de
part from Its heretofore declared pol
icy. WPHUVCU units TAL THaDE.
Treasury statistics of foreign com
merce show a great improvement in our
trade with the Orient There has been
within the current fiscal year a very
marked Increase lu the exports of cot
ton goods to China. When that market
was closed by the disturbance In the
empire the effect upon the cotton manu
facturing industry of this country was
very serious, particularly lu the south.
When the China demand was renewed,
a little over a yeur ago, the cotton In
dustry was on the verge of demoraliza
tion. The difference between the open
and the closed door In China for the
United States Is, In cotton fabrics alone,
a difference between an export of S0,
800 a month and one of f 1,108,000 a
mouth. In other respects our trade with
that empire Is Improving and Is likely
to continue to do so if no unfavorable
conditions are Interposed.
However secure the open door In
China may now be, there la some doubt
as to whether we can retain our trade
there If the proposed policy In regard
to that country now belug considered in
congress shall be put Into effect. In the
senate on Saturday Mr. Frye aud Mr.
Hanna read dlspatchea from mercbauts
In San Francisco in opposition to the
uendlna exclusion bill, on the ground
that It la too drastic and will Interfere
with our trade with China. These
merchants urged the re-eoactnient of the
existing law as being ample for the
protection of American Interests and
American labor. It Is polnuad out that
the objectionable featura of this meas
ure la in providing for the exclusion of
merchants, student and travelers, who
would come here merely to acquaint
themselves with the country and not to
rautala permanently. When prominent
business men of Fan Francisco oppose
tho bill as too drastic and likely to In
terefere with our trade there is cer
tainly reason to doubt the wisdom of the
There Is probably no great danger of
the Chinese government taking any ac
tlon in the way of retaliation or re
prisal. It Is very friendly toward the
United States, to which It really owes
Its present security and the preserve
tlon of Its empire. But on the other
hand. It could hardly be expected to do
anything to encourage trade with this
country. What Is to be apprehended Is
that Chinese merchants will manifest
their resentment at legislation excluding
them from the United States by refus
ing to buy our goods, and It Is alto
gether likely that our commercial rivals
will encourage them to take tbik method
of showing their displeasure. This is
apparently the view of the merchants
of Ran Francisco, who do not object to
the exclusion of Chinese laborers, but
reicard as unwise and quite unneces
sary the shutting out of Chinese mer
chants. JtST USE TKAH SiORK.
7heo the first term of Carroll G.
Peii'se as superintendent of schools ex
pired, three years ago, there was a well
delljed popular demand for a change.
K. majority of the members of the school
bourd made no bones about expressing
their conviction that a regeneration of
Omaha's public schools by the appoint
ment of a competent educator who
would command the confidence and re
spect of the teaching force had become
an Imperative necessity. Realizing the
precarious condition of his foothold, Su
perintendent Pearse made the plea for
"Just one year more," even If he had
to accept a material reduction in his
When the time came for action the-
cominunlty experienced a genuine sur
prise over the re-election of Mr. Pearse
for a term of three years at an in
creased salary. What agencies had been
employed In bringing about a change
of front on the part of three or four
of the members who had been most
outsiwken against Pearse has always
remained a matter of conjecture. A
well-defined rumor had It that the poten
tial argument used came from the
School Book trust Whether or not this
rumor had any foundation, there cer
tainly must have been something more
than the planting of a few relatives on
the school payroll to effect a three
years' extension of tenure when "Just
one year more" was asked for.
Now that the second three-year term
is about to expire, the same peculiar
aud adroit tactics are being employed.
Although members of the school board
know and feel that the Bchools of
Omaha need above all things competent
and energetic supervision by an edu
cated educator who will devote his en
tire time and talents to the task of ele
vating the standard of our school sys
tem, they are again being Importuned to
defer action. "Give Mr. Pearse Just one
year more and by that time be will be
ready to retire of his own accord," they
To people who lack the courage of
their convictions this would offer an
easy way for shirking a disagreeable
duty. But the patrons of the public
schools and the children who have only
one opportunity to secure an education
have a right to demand that their rep
resentatives on the school board meet
the Issue squarely this year and not
next year. If Mr. Tearse Is the right
man in the right place be is entitled to
the longest term that the law will allow
the board to give him. If he is not the
right man, if he lacks the essential qual
ifications that would enable him to
direct aud inspire the teachers from the
lowest to the highest grades. If be Is
known to have outside entanglements
that Impair his usefulness. It Is the duty
of the board to declare Itself In favor
of a change. In so doing It would open
the way for competent and worthy men
to present themselves aa candidates for
the position. No reputable self -respecting
educator will project himself Into
the arena before public notice Is given
that a vacancy Is In prospect. It would
also only be fair to Mr. Pearse that If
a change la contemplated be be given
ample time to look for another position.
And now It transpires that the Jack-
sonians who were to be arraigned for
fighting the democratic nominee in the
late South Omaha mayoralty fight
Justify themselves not on the ground
that the objectionable candidate bad a
shady reputation, but that he had re
fused to supitort Bryan in 181K1. Had he
only been loyal to silver, of course no
mount of black spots on his record
would have queered him with the local
Not many years ago The Bee was com
pelled to pay a $500 fine on a charge of
Impeding Justice for discussing a case
which the supreme court subsequently
declared bad been closed. The World-
Herald, however. Is entirely free to dis
cuss the tax mandamus case now pend
ing before the supreme court, whether
It Impedes Justice or not. It makes all
the difference in the world whose ox is
Omaha achoolma'ams who were some
what warm behind the collar over
the forced contributions to the educa
tional lecture coarse Improvised by Su
perintendent Pearse are gradually cool
ing down. After they have listened to
the closing lecture ou liquid air their
temperature will be way below zero.
Officers of the state association of real
estate dealers intimate that Nebraska's
notoriety In the political firmament
gained by furnishing a presidential can
didate In two successive national cam
paigns does not redound to the state's
advantage In a business way. More
The temperance crusade Is now fairly
launched. The Douglas County Democ
racy opened the entertainment with two
dry humorists Imported from Lincoln
and tb Jacksoalana may now be ex-
DAILY HEK; MONDAY,
pected to trump the card by recalling
.rj, arne nation inu nrgnuimiis; n
hatchet brigade to knock the corks off
a . i , . . . . . i
iue Domes mat repose wmirij in
ciuu s cold storage parlors.
Will Nebraska populists go through
the farce again of apportioning repre
sentation In their coming state conven-
tlon on votes cast by democrats? Will
they again give Douglas county so many
unearned delegates that it will be lui
possible to find enough populists to
serve? Will they exemplify reform by
refusing to reform themselves?
Omaha republicans will not tamely
submit to being disfranchised In party
conventions and committee representa
tlon. To command the full support of
the party the rank and file must be sat
Isfled that In the choice of candidates
and leaders the voice of the majority
counts for more than that of the
Takesi Oat ! the Rla. .
The senate of the United States has sew
been added to the list of places where
prize fights are Dot permitted.
A Cruel Give-Away.
A Berlin newspaper declares that the
Chicago people wore pasts Jewels on the
occasion of Prince HenT's visit to that
city. Germany appears to have It In for
Chicago on account of the meat question.
Qaallty, Not aaatlty.
Felix Adler takes Cecil Rhodes' measure
quit accurately when ho says: "Ho was
big, large, vast, but not great. Greatness
depends upon quality and not quantity. It
Is a provincialism to believe your family
better than any other family, and equally
so to believe one race better than any other
SallTatlnar a Sore Spot.'
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Governor Jeff Davis of Arkansas writes
to a correspondent: "I know you were
never my friend, although you pretended to
be. I could see It from your snaky eyes on
the bench and felt It In the clammy clasp
of your Casalus-llke hand." It Is not every
state Is which politics Is enlivened with
these little studies In physiognomy.
Tbrlft la Loatslaaa.
The outcry about the British army supply
camp In Louisiana comes when the war in
South Africa la nearly ended, and It makes
little difference to the British government
whether the arrangement Is continued or
not. It was very thoughtful on the part
of the Louisiana people to take In several
millions of English money before discover
ing the wloked character of the trafflo !n
which they had ao profitably engaged.
The President la the "oath.
New Tork Bun.
Tha welcome which Mr. Roosevelt has
received at Charleston and the Impression
croduced bv his Dresence and nis nneiy
conceived remarks there will remain among
thA notable events In the History ot the
present administration. There Is no more
doubt of tha sincerity of tne president s
welcome by the South Carolinians than there
Is of the sincerity of his utterances to mem.
It was an occasion which brought the heart
of tho north and the heart oi tne souia
nearer together, , .
The Gospel of Beauty.
Anrnnna this "voanel of beauty" which Is
so much In the mouths and minds of
women nowadays, a mere man wishes to
offer a comment or two. He eaya he has
read at various times and has also heard at
anrh times as he. has been an Involuntary
eavesdropper that a sure eradlcator for
ugliness, wrinkles, old age and all tne de
tail of the "shelf stage" Is to look pleasant
no matte what happens to look pleasant.
But the strict observance of this prescript
tlon for this purpose, he declares, Is worse
in. its effect on the face of woman than is
that which follows tho practice of honesty
only because It is the best policy upon the
moral outfit or a man.
Study la l.arcc Flcarea.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Taklna- into account our insular posses
sions ot uncertain political status the fed
eral census bureau figures out for the
American empire a total area of 3,90,822
square miles, of which 2.970,230 belongs to
tha continental United States. 690.884 to
Alaska, and 119,542 to the Philippine islands.
This makes the United States stand
fifth among the nations in point of terri
torial size. Great Britain leading with
it 88 277 aouara miles of territory, Rus-
ia coming next with 8,844,100 miles, China
third with 4,234,910, and Francs tourtn witn
844.092. According to some authorities
Prance atanda below the United States
In thia particular, having an area of 2,673,
The Rush Medical college in Chicago
baa decided to admit women on equal terms
and forty young women have Rushed to
Improve the opportunity.
Governor General Leonard Wood, soon
after the evacuation of Cuba, will be
granted a long leave of absence, which be
Is to spend abroad with bis family.
Tho families of Denver millionaires who
made their fortunes fifteen years or more
ago, and retired, refuse to let the mil
lionaires of a later date play In their back
The Ualdlve Islands, la the Indian
ocean, where Prof. Alexander Agassis now
Is with . aa exhibition in the Interest ot
tha Harvard museum, art the only islands
which the professor has not explored In
tha study of coral.
The late Senator John Sherman's grave,
on the Sherman lot In the Mansfield (O.)
cemetery, will be marked by a masslvs
sarcophagus. It will be of Rhode Island
granite, 18x8 feat at the baas and will
weigh thirty tons.
A woman examined In a New York bank
ruptcy court last week said she had failed
In her livery business because, while In
a taablouable (or, as she said, "swell.")
neighborhood, her patrons didn't pay her.
She said she had lost 175,000.
Rear Admiral W. K. Van Reypen, Dr.
Nicholas Benn, B. F. Tllltnghaat, Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster and Miss Clara Barton have
been appointed American delegates to the
seventh international conference of tha
Red Cross, to be held In St. Petersburg,
Russia, May 16-29.
The gradual approach of warm weather
stimulates the aoul of tha ice man, causing
him to take the dear public Into hla con
fidence. And this is what he confides: The
severity of the winter caused unusual hard
ship la gathering a plentiful crop, and a
slight advance on former prices Is rendered
The geographical center ot tho United
States oa a high point of land oa the pub
lic reservation at Fort RUey, Kan., s
marked by a large monument erected over
the grave of Major Edmund Ogden of .He
United States arm? who died at Fort Riley
in 186. by Joseph O. Sawyer, formerly of
AfKIL 11, 1002.
Live Nebraska Towns
York A Qty
The city of Tork cootstns 8,600 people,
and this will be Increased by 1,000 "before
snow files." This statement may be read
with suspicion by those who know that only
two years ago tha census gave the popula
tion as 6.182, but It Is upon these figures
the estimate hi based. When the fact Is
known that 100 houses havo been built In
this city within the lsst twelve months and
that 200 more are under contract and In
contemplation for this season. It will bo
superfluous to say more.
The city Is beautifully situated, the real-
iZTLT. ,urro"nd n" vhl,, "0 tD bu"- 1 While York Is pre-eminently an educa
, Z m,?r,,r.l th "clrcl,1 tlonal towa and la noted for Its churches,
. . rk th' pe0p,e W"6 wheels, music, art and refinement. It Is not
In? T ! 'mpvr"d w,lh ,n ' trees ' the less a business city on that account
and planted them everywhere. The streets! Hero are larger and finer stocks In all lines
are now 'lined with stately elms, maplea and and more prosperous merchants than In any
otner shade trees and the lots are adorned except the two metropolitan cltlee In the
with rrutt trees and flowering shrubbery.r state. Our two banks have today de
" otner c,ly ,n ,h tat Is so hand- noelta of mora than 11.200 000. There two
somely adorned nor so beautifully shaded.
There are In York three colleges and an
excellent system of public schools In which
about twenty-five teachers are employed.
A diploma from the High school admits Its
owner to the State university. York col
lege Is a classical and literary school of
high attainments and haa 300 students. The
School of the Holy Family Is conducted by
the Ursullne Sisters and has large build
ings and is liberally patronised. Tho York
Business college and Normal school Is what
Its name Implies, Is well equipped and that
an excellent faculty.
Almost every religious denomination In
the west has aa organization and a house
of worship in this city. All of them are
neat and comfortable and many are elegant
Weeks have passed and the government
at Washington still lives. It Is nearly a
month now sine Colonel Henry Watterson
of the Louisville Courier-Journal Indulged
in hla alarming yet brilliant declaration
anent the president of the United States.
The star-eyed goddess of reform which
keeps careful watch over the deattnles of
our land, and which, like "the three tailors
of Tooley street." alta un nlehta uritinv
th constitution, sees In Mr. Roosevelt,
tne man on horseback," the dangerous
person, who, "affecting the simplicity of the
cowboy, conceala beneath th.
dence and queer manner of the broncho
ouster the sentiment and ambitions, if not
the talents, of a Dlas."
These expressions hava thrillml Kentncbv
vivified the east and astonished the west.
A Mexicanlzed military despotism waa the
fate of the United Btatea under "T,Mv h
Terrible." But the expected, according to
coionei watterson, has thus far failed to
happen. We are no nearer ruin today than
we were when this philippic was written.
nir. itooeevelt sits placidly In the chair
In the White House and doesn't try very
much to assume the attitude of a Russian,
TIMBER FOIl THE STATE TICKET.
Crete Vldetts: The friends of Mr. J. P.
A. Black of Franklin county are booming
him for governor.
O'Neill Frontier: Hon. H. C. Russell of
Colfax county la apcv.en of aa a candidate
for the republican nomination for governor.
There are better qualified men In the ranks.
Ponra Journal: John D. Haskell of Wake
field is aatd to be an aspirant for the re
publican nomination for governor. Mr. Has
kell would surely make a strong csndidate.
Lyons Sun: Hon. W. D. Holbrook of
Dodge county for lieutenant governor would
bring great strength to the ticket. Mr.
Holbrook Is an able statesman and his
Integrity la unquestioned.
Nellgh Yeoman: Governor (anticipatory)
Robertson of Ngrfolk waa looking over the
Nebraska field Tueeday morning. Says he
hstn't yet received from, nor made to the
Bartley-Savage combination, any overtures
in reference to pooling their Interests.
Platnvtew Republican: If northeast Ne
braska la expected to furnish a successor
to William Stuefer, Pierce county has a
man who would fill the bill. Hon. II. S.
Beck of Pierce would be a strong candi
date if he would oonaent to make the race.
Nelson Gazette: J. P. A. Black of Bloom-
lngton, is named aa a atrong candidate for
governor In tho coming race. Mr. Black
waa a delegate to the republican national
convention in 1898, and he Is one ot the
able lawyers of the Fifth congressional dis
Columbus Journal: Prospective candidates
for the nomination for governor on tho re
publican ticket are becoming quite num
erous. The friends of Judge Paul Jeasen
say he would make a winning fight for that
office and give tho people a good, clean ad
ministration of affairs.
Mlnden Gszette: The candidacy of J. P.
A. Black for tha republican nomination for
governor la meeting with considerable en
couragement In different parts of the state
and if h can go Into the convention with
the Fifth congressional district solidly
behind him, he will be a atrong candidate.
Hayes County Times: Nearly every re
publican paper In thia part of the state has
come out for Hon. J. P. A. Black for gov
ernor. If the boya wilt only stand together
wo will hava a governor to whom the boys
from the western pert of the state will need
no introduction every time tbsy visit the
Wayne Herald: J. P. A. Black, a stal
wart and active republican of Bloomlngton,
In tho Fifth congressional district. Is a can
didate for governor. Mr. Black la an able
man and was delegate to tho republican na
tional convention in 1898. Should ha be
chosen he will make the state an excellent
Wausa Gazette: We are reliably In
formed that Sherman Saunders Is not ad
verse to maklDg a race for the state treas
urershlp this fall. Let northern Nebraska
get together and atand firm for her gallant
son. A mora worthy or better qualified
mas for that responsible position cannot
be found In tha atate.
York Times: Judge Jessen of Nebraska
City, Is holding court la Hamilton county
for hla brother-in-law, Judge Good, of this
district. Mr. Jessen la a republican and
would aocept the nomination for governor
if it ahould be tendered him. Ho was la
York between trains and called on several
republicans In the Interest of his candi
dacy. Kearney County Newa: J. P. A. Black of
Bloomlngton, was In Mlnden last Saturday
shaking banda and getting acquainted. Ha
la a man who leaves a very favorable lm
prtsslon with the people he meets. He Is
genial, a good financier and is possessed
of great executive ability. It nominated
he will be elected. If elected he will make
a good governor.
Rushvlllo Recorder: Tbs Interest In
state and national politics la receiving
fresh Impetus, since the stats convention
haa bees called, and from now on till
June candidate will be made and unmade.
Sheridan county baa In tha past producsd
good timber for candidate for responsible
state positions, and w rmmbr with
pleasure th clean and able record of Hon.
sod coetly. Music, art and literaturo flour
ish here and tho people are refined and cul
tured. Our educational advantages and
social opportunities are constantly attract
ing to the city the beat families In the
state. There are no saloons hero nor
have there been any for twenty-five years.
We have a fine system of water works,
electric lights, a daily paper, an elegant
theater which seats 1.200 comfortably, the
Mother's Jewels Home, a national orphan
age, and all the manufactorlea and enter
prises usual in a city of this sire. Free
mall delivery has been established.
Institutions are an Index ot the substantial
and thrifty business of the city. One has
deposits ot more than $760,000, and the
other enjoys the distinction of being
United Btatea depository, the only one In
the state outaids ot Omaha and Lincoln.
York Is not asking for anything. It
does not need anybody who does not need
York. Its people extend a cordial wel
come to every one who desires to live In
such a community and to every worthy and
useful enterprise. It Is surrounded by
the most beautiful country In the west and
tho most thrifty and enterprising farmera.
There Is aa atmosphere of contentment,
prosperity and good will In city and coun
try seldom equaled and nowhere surpassed
T. B. BBDGWICK.
a Mexican or any other kind of a czar. He
Is becoming a mild-mannered man. In fact
He has an extremely good opinion of him
self, and he haa a very shabby way of In
sulting pretty big men, the admiral of the
navy and the general of the army, for ex
But after all, this is temperamental; It Is
an almost harmless egotism, and It doesn't
hurt anybody particularly except the Indi
viduals immediately concerned.
Mr. Rooaevelt Is not at all dangerous. He
is a very good sort ot a chap, taking him
all In all. He doesn't want to Mexicanize
this country. Deep dowa In his heart he
wants It to thrive and prosper and blossom
like the green bay tree. He lacks a little
In conservatism and In good, common, quiet
sense, but ho Is an honest, upright, God
After all is aald and done, Mr. Watterson
we might be worse off under the presidency
of a man less democratic than this eiecu
tlve, whose only offense Is an overweening
desire to succeed the present president and
get the nomination from the republican
party In the year of our Lord 1904.
And why should he not make an effort for
ao exalted and splendid a prize?
Charles Weston, who served one term aa
regent of the State university, and Is now
filling the position of state auditor with
distinguished ability and general satisfac
tion. No doubt the approval of th pub
lic will be shown by unanimously renomi
nating bim at the next state convention.
rremont Tribune: John D. Haakell ot
Wakefield has been added by tho Wakefield
Republican to the list of gubernatorial
possiDiutle. Mr. Haskell Is a polished
gentleman, a good republican and success
ful business man. With Robertson, Haskell
and Sears, all from the Third district, this
part of tho state will show up at the con
ventlon with a goodly quantity of am
bition on tap. But the Third district is
full of good men. It ahould not be forgotten.
North Platte Eagle: State Treasurer Wil
liam Stuefer has concluded to be a can
didate again for nomination before the
coming republican state convention In spite
of his Infamous record In bond purchasing
deals. He Is also doing everything he can
for his silent partner, Ezra P. Savage.
This ia a pair ot Invlnolblea that It would
be hard to fill on, but one on which a great
bluff could be made. Perhaps their play
is only a bluff. They will realize that It
will be so taken.
Lyons Sun: Good men in various parts
of the state are being brought forward to
carry the republican banner this fall, sub
ject to the approval of th state conven
tion. If Speaker W. G. Bears should de
cide to permit his name to be uaed ia
connection with the gubernatorial nomina
tion his chances for success appears very
favorable, and as a candidal before the
people he would bring great strength to
the ticket. He is able, clean and fearless
and would make a good governor.
Tekamah Journal: Speaking ot the can
didacy of John D. Haskell for governor, the
Pender Republic glvea some reasons why
republicans In this psrt of the state cannot
support htm, but will support W. O. Seara.
The Republic says: "W. G. Seara of Te
kamah, the speaker of the . last house of
representatives, la the man who fills tb bill
exactly and he 1 ao well known In eastern
Nebraska and the city of Omaha, wher he
will poll an Immense vote and prove a surs
winner, that this part of the state should
unit on 8 cars and Insure his nomination
Bradshaw Republican: "Banker Mickey
of Osceola Is said to be aspiring to the re
publican nomination for governor." David
City Record. Let Banker Mickey aspire.
Who haa a better right? There is much be
ing said In veteran circles In regard to the
old soldier being allowed to name the head
of the republican ticket, and Captain Rus
sell of Schuyler haa been mentioned. While
Comrade Russell Is a good man, and one
this editor could support gladly, he has, un
fortunately, been connected with the old
atatebouae gang too long to be a sare man
to nominate. It Is different with Comrade
Mickey. He la perfectly free from any en
tanglement with atatehoua matter during
the lamented ' Bartley administration, be
side being a worthy old soldier. Mr.
Mickey Is In every way competent and well
qualified and would be a safe man to nom
inate. Let him aeplre he's all right.
Rlverton Review: y Last week's Issue of
th Bloomlngtoa Advocat announced th
nam of J. P. A. Black, as a candidal for
th office ot governor. Sine then we have
talked with many ot the people of th state
and find that tha candidacy of Mr. Black
meets with general approval. No on ques
tions bis ability or fitness for this Impor
tant Offic and If elected, few governors
would enter the office with a better under
standing and a more comprehsnsiv grasp
of tb duties and responsibilities of th
offic than ha. While a young man he took
tb advlc of Horace Oreeley and cam -rt
to grow up with tb country. He la a suc
cessful business man and ene of tb ablest
lawysrs of the atate. Hla long residence In
th west and large acquaintance over the
state especially fits him for a people's
governor. He Is populsr at bom, assy of
approach and hla comprehension of human
nature admirably adapt him to mingle with
the masse with equal dignity. Being from
tb central part of tb state, east and west,
his candidacy should, and, we believe, will
meet with a hearty approvaL
?tllH tK IS I'HOSI'KHOtS.
Grand Islam! Independent: From present
sppesrancea there need be no l.lle men In
Grand Island this summer and fall. With
the court bouae building and more activity
In the beet fields and at the factory, many
will find atrady employment who hitherto
were compelled from time to time, to be
Reatrlce Express: This la evidently go
Ing to be a great wheat year in Nebraska,
and another season of prosperity I there
fore assured. If the wheat crop Is followed
by a generotia corn ernn anrt ih rn,its.
Ilcsns win the fall election, there will be
so much prosperity that there lll scarcely
be storage room for all of It.
Alliance Tlmea: Stratige as It may seem
bsnk robberies are a sure sign of pros
perity. Bursting coffers sre a great terapts
tlon to the festive bandits. The bank in
the little town of Ruskln, Neb., as robbNl
Frldsy night of $18,000. Some years ago.
when O. Cleveland was financing this coun
try, robbers could npt have declared a divi
dend of more than 10 per cent of that
amount. Democrats can truthfully claim
lhat they greatly reduced the number ef
bank robberies, but they did It by first re
ducing the circulating medium to such a
low ebb that there was little left to Induce
PROPOSED PO!tT CHEC K.
Method of Facllttatla P.irhinge af
The post check bills, now pending In both
houses of congress, are receiving the favor,
able endorsement of the people and press
of the country. Th plan haa apparently
eolved satisfactorily on of th most
putzltng problems In modern business life,
how to safely transmit small sums through
the malls when the sender has no bank
account upon which to draw checks. Th
amount of caah lost In mall transmission
during a single year can, of course, not be
computed, as for every dollar whose loss Is
reported to the postal authorities there
ar probably many more never mentioned.
The skill and watchfulness of the postal
authorities cannot wholly circumvent the
thief, who Is clever lit detecting the pres
ence of a bank note In a letter and who
does not hesitate tr purloin the entire
package for the aake of th enclosure.
While the money order and th postal note
have afforded a safe means ot sending
money, those device require trips to the
nearest postofT.ee or postal station. This
Inconvenience Is often . the caua of a
change In plans, the neglect of an oppor
tunity or a duty, with consequent losi
either to the would-be sender or the other
The proposed poat check la nothing more
than an ordinary government note so
printed as to permit Its transformation
quickly Into a veritable check. By affixing
a atamp and writing upon provided spaces
tho name and address of the payee this
note becomes a money order, payable onlv
to the payee. Thus the substitution of
the post check for the present form ob
viates the necessity of a special Journey
to the postoffic on the part of tho sender.
He merely tskes a bill from his pocket
book, properly Inscribes It, stamps It and
cancel the stamp with his Initials and the
transaction Is complete at his end of the
line. Th requirement that a signature bs
given by the payee la a protection agalnat
fraud and theft. Until so used the not
circulates as at present as money. When
used and cashed as a post check It ceases
to exist for circulating purpose and Is re
placed Immediately by a new note. One
result of tbla system. Incidentally, will be
to keep th circulating notes In a fresher,
cleaner condition. Th plan la effectively
supplemented by a proposed .series of frac
tional post checks, which will remedy on
of th petty nuisances now afflicting th
business world, namely, the payment of
mall bills In postage stamps.
Washington Star: "Don't kick." said
Uncle Eben, "onless you Is In a position to
have yon own way.. An' If dat a da ens
dar Bin' no 'scuse fob. klckln'."
Chicago Post: "Ar the native civilised ?'
"Well, I should say so."
"Have you seen any real evidence of It?"
"Y's. Indeed. Why. they've passed tho
straight whisky stage and now know what
a cocktail Is."
Boston Transcript: WhlfTler Women are
Snyder For example?
Whlffler My wife when she was down
town yesterday bought three or four books
of fairy stories for our little girl, and yet
It always puts my wife quite out of temper
when 1 tell her fairy tales.
Chicaa-o Tribune: Impassioned I -over Tell
me, my angel, what to do to prove my love.
Oh. that 1 mlsht. like some knlsht of old.
battle tor you, suffer for you, die for you!
Hweet Ulri I wisn you would give up
Impassioned Lover Oh, come, now, that's
asking too much.
Washington Star: "Do vou mean to tell
mm that the country's aafety denenda on
your having your way in politics?"
"wen, t woman i go quite so tar as mar. -
said th financier. "The country narety
may not be linked up with my destiny, but
aome of Ita leading securities are."
Philadelphia Press: Subbubs Walt tltl T
drop In here for a dollar's worth of cigars.
I'm expecting 'a couple of friend at the
C'ttlman Do you give mem your regular
Cltlman Gee whlzx! they won't Use forty
cigars, will they?
"VOICES OF THK SPRING."
Jamea Barton Adams In Denver Post.
Again the volcea of th spring ar heard on
Some scarcely worth a scratch of pen, some
They come to tell us thst we're free from
winter's Icy grip,
And from the stinging cuttings of the frost
king's painful whip.
The bret-sea whisper soft and low and In
their ffentl wav
Congratulate us on th fact that they have
come to stay.
And little songbirds seek for flats up in th
To go housekeeping one again and raise
Again the voire the ragman brought from
some far distant shore
Comes from his soiled and whiskered face
In half-appealing roar
A pounda he at the bony back of what
was once a steed.
But now seams but a phantom shape that s
hungering for feed.
Again the muffled thudding of the carpet
beater's stick ..,.
Is heard upon tho vacant lots, and all the
air ia thick A. . A
With flying, suffocating dust that to the
And fills th lungs with vile microbe, bac.
terla ana tninga.
Again we hear the fakir's vole upon th
corner, where ......
He cures th many 111 to which th human
fleah Is heir.
And rakes th sllv'ry dollars In from suf
fering auckers. who
Will blto at any tempting bait a scaly
suckers do. , ,
Again within the once glad horn w hear
the sospy slush
As she whom we have vowed to lov bends
o'er th scrubbing brush.
And hear her sweet voice when w from
the table rls to spit
And hint that all tho victuals have a aharp
Again we hear our Inward thoughts, which
vigor never lack,
As bend w oer the garden spado with
toothache in the back
And haar the madam telling us quit
sharply we'd bend o'er
A billiard Uble half the day and never
make a roar. .
And as the many voices w hsve thus re-
.nnni fA here
Fall In conglomerated mass upon our weary
We're led to think that those of which the
nn. r tnv tit alnar
Are not the only voices of th spring, sweet.
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