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aay of March. A. n
Bal.) .Notary Public,
Bt Louis Imp, gone dnft over Santos
Dumont and aerial navigation.
Now that tho smallpox scare has sub
eldptl the atmosphere hero Is full of
Tho reported rediscovery of ancient
silver .mines In- Ariaona Is
Governor Savage Is wrestling with the
problem how to ruake tho railroads de
liver the goods.
Look out for a sudden rise In the price
of paint. Tho South -Omaha democrats
have decided., to-organise for war.
With a matrimonial bureau at the city
hall and a divorce mill at the court
house, Omnha Is In a fair way of ac
commodating nil the fits and misfits of
What does the Board or Education
propose to do about the wain Issue? Are
Its members eonteut with pursuing the
Spanish policy of tomorrow, tomorrow,
not this time, some other time?
If our rlty comptroller could only
control his appetite for notoriety and
tinctured Apolllnarls, he would find
more time for the duties of his own
office and waste less time In meddling
with the business of other city officials.
Mr. John r. Breen Is accused of con
templating a breach of political ethics
by allowing bis name to be used as a
candidate for congress from Mercer's
ward. This Is an unjust aspersion.
Mercer Is not known to have had an
abiding place in any ward of Omaha
for loi. these many years.
Tresldent Ingalls of tho Big Four
wants a halt called to the merger craie
unless the country Is prepared for gov
ernment ownership of the railroads. We
apprehend, however, there Is much
greater clanger of the government being
absorbed by the railroads than there Is
of the railroads being swallowed by the
South Omaha also wants A garbage
crematory. What Is to Jilnder the twin
cities from Joining together In the gar
bage campaign for the establishment of
a crematory near- the boundary line?
While South Omaha has a smaller area,
and only one-fourth of the population,
she lap over V)naha In the volume of
garbage and variegated smells.
"There Is nothing new under the sun."
According to the Western Laborer the
closing down of the Union Pacific foun
dry was contemplated twenty years ago.
and since then related assaults have
been made upon the munagemeut by the
foundries of other cities to secure the
contract for the uiakiug of the Union
Faclfle brass and iron castings.
The Omaha Moulders' union has ap
pealed to the Commercial club to bring
IVesaure on the Union Pacific railroad
to reopen Its foundry. The members of
the Iron Moulders' union evidently do
not realize that It is a very delicate task
for a favored shlpiwr or free pass fa
vortte to take any step by which he
might Incur the displeasure of the rail
l-JJ 1 J3
Fresh table butter U . selling at 33
cents a pound, wholesale, In New York
City, payable In gold etaudard money.
This knocks the prediction made six
year ago, that the toller on the farm
would have to give away his products for
a song unless we had free and unlimited
silver coinage at 13 to 1, luto smith
ereens. The irresistible law of supply
and demand regulates the price of but
ter, as It does the price of all other
commodities and presets.
WHtBK TRAPK SHOULD B HOVOHT.
Mr. M. R. Ingnlls. the well known rall-
wny nintifliror and n careful student
pf commercial conditions, thinks that
more attention should he given by our
inanufncMirers anil merchants to cul
tivating the trade of South America
and the West Indies. He points out thnt
Ktiropcnns have teen Insidiously and
actively annexing commercially those
countries by sending out their mor
(liiints, their manufacturers and their
bankers, by loaning money, by promot
ing enterprises and by long credits.
This Is a familiar fact to those who have
given attention to the trade relatlous
of South America and the West Indies.
While American manufacturers and
merchants have been able to make little
progress In securing tho trade of the
Southern countries, those of England,
Germany and France have steadily In
creased their commerce with South
America, Germany has been especially
active in recent years In cultivating
this trade and with decided success,
while no opportunity to Increase their
commercial relations In that quarter has
iteen neglected by British merchants
Mr. Ingalls urges that for the pro
motion of trade between the United
States and South America and tho West
Indies there must bo greater facility of
communication, an lnproved system of
transportation. In other words, Amer
ican steamship lines must be estab
lished tetween our own and the ports
of thoso countries that will Insure
prompt communication. It is necessary
to show the peoplo of South America,
lie snld, that It Is easier and cheaper
to visit the United States than England;
that their freight can be shipped With
greater dispatch and at a cheaper rate
and, above, all, they must be shown
that there Is money enough In the coun
try and machinery for using It to fur
nish them long credits upon gtiod se
curity and at good rates of Interest.
These suggestions have many times
been made, but while their soundness
Is admitted, they producje no practical
effect American merchandise continues
to bo sent to South America principally
In foreign ships and by an Indirect
route, exchanges are still made through
London and our merchants are not yet
disposed to meet those of Europe in the
matter of long credits. Consequently
we do not get such share of the splen
did trade of the southern continent as
wo ought to have and we Shall not get
It so long as prevailing conditions con
tinue. Pan-American conferences can
accomplish little If anything in this di
rection. Valuable aa they may be polit
ically, they have but small Influence
upon the practical question of trade.
Tiie markets of South America and
the West Indies are large and growing.
The opportunities In them for American
merchants and manufacturers should be
at least as good as in the Orient. But
their attention at present is directed for
tho most part to the far east and Euro
pean countries are absorbing the greater
part of the commerce of the countries
south of us and steadily strengthening
themselves more firmly In its control.
This process of "commercial annexa
tion" should command more attention
In this country than It has received.
AS TO NATIVHAL CBIiDlT.
The floating of the. new British war
loan of $100,000,000 invltts attention to
the difference between British and
American credit. The loan was sub
scribed many times over, showing that
the wealth of the United Kingdom Is
still great and that there Is do lack of
public confidence in - the government,
but the price obtained for the new Is
sue of securities and the rate of in
terest make an Interesting contrast with
recent and present conditions In gov
ernment finances In the United States.
The British bonds are to pay Interest
at 2 per cent until after next year,
when the rate will be 34 per cent. The
price obtained for them was 83. The
bonds of the United States bearing In
terest at 2 per cent are quoted steadily
above 10l, last Saturday's quotation
being 100 and undoubtedly a very
large amount of them, much larger than
the new British loan, might be sold
above par. V
"It la not long," remarks the Cleve
land Leader; "since Americans who
watched with eager pride the gradual
rise In their country's credit, as meas
ured by the price for its bonds,' used
to wonder whether the United States
would reach the level of the United
Kingdom In this respect, In the time
of the. present generation. Now, equal
ity baa long since passed away, leaving
the young republic far In advance of
the ancient kingdom. This la one of the
proudest facts of American progress,
from the point of view of all who know
how vital a thing the credit of a nation
is and how directly It affects Its char
acter and its prosperity." The fact that
our national credit is higher than that
of any other nation Is in large measure
due to the wise and honorable financial
policy of the republican party, which
hus at all times looked to the mainte
nance of ft sound monetary system and
the prompt payment o the public debt.
The strict observance of this policy has
created the conditions which are the
basis of national -credit.
GOOD ADVICE TO ASSESSORS.
The printed instructions of the clerk
of York county to the township assess
ors are suggestive aa well as Instruct
ive. "It has been tny experience," says
Clerk Boslaw, "that the average assessor
does not fully realize the Importance
of the position to which he has been
"You are occupying a position which In
certain respects clothes you with greater
power aud authority than Is occupied by
our courts, for en you rests the care
aud responsibility of the proper carry
ing out. and enforcement of the revenue
laws. Any error made In the assess
ment of property la an error that eaa
not be remedied by the Board of Super
visors, and even the court ta limited
slon seems to be tho cardlnnl sin of an
"Do not discriminate unjustly. The
merchant the banker, the lawyer, or
the man of leisure, hnve no rights that
Inure them to the detriment of the
farmer and the laborer. On the other
hand, fhe farmer and the lalporer should
not expect an extension of any social
favors which would be detrimental to
the Interests of the tradesman or pro
fessional man. Do not assess ono for
the position he occupies, but for the
property you find he has on hand.
"The law governing the assessment of
property specifically provides that all
property shall bo assessed at Its cash
value and action could be brought
against every assessor who violates
these provisions and his oath of office
by returning property. otherwise than at
Its cash value. If, however, you are de
termined to follow a precedent estab
lished by long use of abuse In this par
ticular. In violating the law, I would
suggest thnt you do so more syste
This advice would apply with equal
force to assessors In Douglas county as
it does to those In York or any other
Section of the state. It may be taken
for granted that the assessors will con
tinue to violate the law this year as
they have for years past. It Is, there
fore, to be hoped that they will violate
It systematically, rather than by spurts
MUST FACE UlAHUtD CONDITIONS.
An alarm has been sounded through
tho corridors of the state capltol. The
Contention raised before the supreme
court as to the validity of the pure food
law has also raised tho question of the
constitutionality of the appointment of
a deputy labor commissioner, deputy oil
Inspectors, deputy flsh commissioners
aud other appointees of tho governor
not enumerated among the officers cre
ated or contemplated by the constitu
tion. Two years ago the supremo court
wiied out the Stat Board of Transpor
tation, whose members held commissions
as secretaries of three state officers. In
making this decision the supreme court
declared that the creation of offices not
expressly enumerated In the organic
law of the state was unconstitutional
because you cannot do by Indirection
what Is prohibited directly. If this doc
trine is carried to its logical conclusion
the supreme court is liable to wipe out
all of the other deputyshlps and Inspect
orships which successive legislatures
have created within the past twenty
Such a decision would only emphasise
the Imperative need of constitutional re
vision and bring the state face to face
with the most vital Issue that now con
fronts it The constitution of 18T5,
which was cut out for Nebraska when
she was 8 years old, does not fit the ma
tured woman of 35 summers. In fact,
It has become aa uncomfortable as a
strait-Jacket and must be expanded
and remodeled to conform with the mar
velous growth of tho last quarter of a
century and the changed conditions,.
And the sooner thla Is done the better.
The Bee has a bablt of charging that
"sorehead republicans rush to the popo-
cratic organ for consolation and support."
It baa not, however, escaped the observa
tion ot the reading public In this vicinity
that even Mr. Roaewater has availed him
self ot the World-Herald columns to tell
the publlo things that Mr. Roaewater
wanted tba publlo to know and thlnga in
which the publlo was Interested. The fact
Is the World-Herald la a great cosmopolitan
For ways that are dark and tricks that
are vain the heathen Chinee Is very
peculiar.- First, the "great cosmopol
itan" prints fake stories about Rose-
water, next It sends a special envoy
to Inquire what he has to say about its
fabricated falsehoods and then prints
garbled Interviews under pretext that
Roaewater wants to tell the public
things that he wanted the public to
Constantlne J. Smyth declares that
the attorney general of Nebraska could
smash the Beef trust If he would but
enforce the law. If memory serves us
right Constantino J. Smyth was at
torney general for Nebraska for four
years ending January 3, 1001. If the
South Omaha packers are organized as
a Beef trust now, they were a trust
during Bmyth's term as attorney gen
eral. Why didn't Smyth smash the
Beef trust when the club was In his
With trade comparatively quiet
Omaha bank clearings for the last week
still exceed the seven-mllllon-dollar
WabbllBK ops the Wawe.
With a bicycle revival in tbe east and
religious revivals la tba weat, a great
many people are trying to keep la the
straight and narrow path.
There's a Hast tare t'smlsg.
When tbe United States soldier boys who
Indulged In a "water cure" spree la tbe
Fblllpplnea get through with I'ucle Sam
they will be la need ot a reat cure for
themselves and not In a private sanitarium
How to Uodgt a Tax.
Tba proposed bread tax in England
brought about aa Immediate advance of a
shilling a quarter in tba price of grain.
Tbe only way la which the Brltslh con
sumer can escape the tax ia to eat no
8tartllaa;" the Hoase.
Chicago News. '
Congressman Cusbmao made a sensation
the other day by declaring in ths house that
Speaker Henderson was the whole works.
Soma day a brilliant member will startle
that body by announcing that the sua rises
in tbe east and sets in the weat.
Rallroaal Speed Hevaraa.
The record-breaking run of a Burlington
train 14 1-10 aallas at the rata of M.6
miles an hour waa very good as a sample,
but for actual result the run made by a
Wabash train about the same time Is to be
preferred.' This trala traveled 180 Biles
In 1 in tl-iii.. M.k I.. . k . i
DAILY HEE: MONDAY,
and one to take on coal. Its actual running
time for tbe whole distanrt was 153 min
utes, or eighty-five miles an hour; but the
point la that its passengers were carried
180 miles la three hours. There Is a sig
nificant silence as to tbe length of time
It took the Burlington train to cover aa
A Stand for llamanlty.
President Roosevelt haa been called a
man of blood and Iron, careless ot the suf
ferings and horrible consequences of war.
but he la making a stand for humanity la
the case of General Smith such aa do state
In Europe would think of taking.
There Will Be Something; Doing;.
The dattoa of Mindanao have declined to
see General Chaffee, but they have agreed
to talk the matter over among themselves.
It may be concluded tbat aooner or later
these chiefs will not only see tbe general,
but that they will have their eyea opened
to a number of other thlnga.
A Poor Inreslment.
Germany la another country that finds
colonies unprofitable. Tbe income for the
past year la stated at $2,000,000 and tbs out
go at $7,600,000. Tbe experience of
Spain, Germany and the United Statea for
several years past is hardly favorable to
colonial extension aa a financial Investment.
Btraaarllna; a. Popular Measure.
There seems to be no doube that Senator
Depew's amendment to tbe bill providing
for popular election of United States sen
ators Insures the defeat of that measure.
as the committee's report, with tbs amend
ment In It, la sura to be rejected. And yet
tbat amendment only provides for equal
suffrage throughout the country.
Jeatlftea Publlo Expectations.
The president's vigorous condemnation
of the offenses that are said to have been
committed by tbe American military in the
Philippines snd his prompt orders for an
Investigation confirm the popular opinion
of his character. No one has believed that
Theodore Roosevelt would sanction the
slightest departure from civilized warfare
In an army ot which he was the commander
In-chief. Throughout his "strenuous life"
he haa always fought fair, even when he
has had to deal with treacherous foes, and
it would be at variance with everything
we know of his career If he were now to
cite the barbarous acts of an enemy as a
Justification for similar sets on the part ot
bis own subordinates.
NEBRASKA IS AU RIGHT.
Kearney Huh: Nothing short of dlvlno
wrath can beat tbe Nebraska wheat crop.
North Nebraska Eagle: The steady de
mand for farm lands In Nebraska and lows
and tbe whole corn belt region shows no
signs of let up. Tbe man who has a good
Nebraska farm has an asset of constantly
increasing value on which a sight draft can
be made any time.
Fremont Tribune: Agricultural reports
show that Nebraska's winter wheat la in
excellent condition, that It stands at the
highest per ceat. This fact, taken In con
nection with the other that the acreage has
been largely Increased, makes the prospect
for wheat growers in Nebraska very en
couraging. With a perfect condition at
this seaaoa of tba year there ia almost a
certainty ot a bumper yield. If it gets
through the winter without danger the
weather of spring and early summer Is
very sure to bs of such favorable character
as to mature it properly. Winter Is the
critical period. It la not too much to pre
dict tbat Nebraska will this year produce
Alliance Times: If additional evidence of
prosperity Is desired It caa be seen In the
quarterly report of tbe State Banking
Board Just made public. The total amount
on deposit In the 453 state banks in Ne
braska for the quarter Juat ended waa $34,
000,000, an increase of $3,000,000 In three
months. Tbe depoeita in the national banks
of the atata for this period lncreaaed $1,
600,000. Tbe amount on deposit In tbe atata
banka for tbe last quarter ot 1898, which,
by tbe way, was the close at the last Cleve
land administration, was $10270,000. Aa
Increase of $24,000,000 of the people's money
deposited In the banks of the state In five
years is a pretty good indication of in
crease of wealth. Is It notf But tbat la
amall aa compared with the growth and In
crease of value, of material wealth In
lands, flocks and herds. In ths face of this
showing will Nebraska again vote to return
to wallow in the mire ot democratic de
spondency? Well, we rather guess not.
North Platte Tribune: Dr. H. 8. Ferrar,
resident manager Of the Grand Island sugar
factory, spent part of yesterday In town
and mads thla office a brief call. Tbe doctor
Informed us that the total acreage ot sugar
beets contracted for in Lincoln county aow
exceeda 1.000 acres, snd that there will be
about 160 mora acres contracted for within
the next ten days. Ths total acreage in the
Maxwell section Is now 600, the other 604
seres being principally in the neighborhood
of Herahey and Sutherland. 'Lincoln county.
with an average aeason, will furnish one
fourth ot all the beets used at the Grand
Island factory. If this aeason should prove ss
favorable for sugar beets as was last seaeon.
the value of the crop will reach $75,000, which
Is by no means a small sum. A successful
crop this year means a doubled or tripled
acreage next year. Last year there were
but eighty-five acres planted ia tbe Max
well aectlen; this year the Increase Is 600
Most of the recipes for meals without
meat, now being published, are of a aature
to make one order meat at any coat.
The British government will be cheered
by the discovery that American capitalists
still have $55,000,000 worth ot confidence
Joaquin Miller, known far and wide as
"the poet of the Sierras." Is building. In
California, .a park designed exclusively for
tba use ot little children.
Mrs. Robert J. Burdette. wife of the
American humorist. Is putting forth strenu
ous efforts to be elected president ot tbe
Qeaeral Federation of Woman's Clubs at
their meeting In Los Angeles In May.
Joseph Jefferson haa been compelled to
climb over tbe footlights to escape a crowd
of admiring women. Mr. Jefferson may
have incurred thla peril by making Rip
discount Paderewski in hair and whiskers.
Charles Vhtof, one of tba eleven men
who survived tbe massacre ot Company C,
Ninth United States Infantry, In the Philip
pine islands, has reached hta St. Louis
home. He waa slabbed seven times snd
haa a bolo knife' which waa rua through
his shoulder aa a souvenir of the occasion.
It ia stated la well informed quarters
that tbe ciar haa refused to aaaction the
recent election aa honorary member of the
Bellea Lettrea aection of the Imperial
Academy of Science of the well known
popular writer. Alexia Peso hk off. batter
known by hla paeudoaym of Maxim OorkL
Attorney General Knox says tbat whea ha
left college and want home with his di
ploma he was the proudest young man la
the land. His father, a couatry banker,
looked over the diploma and said: "Young
man. If you know half as much when you
are fifty years old aa you think yea know
ow yea win be the braiaiset aaaa this
world ever produced.'
AVItlL 21, 11)02.
Live Nebraska Towns
Seward Prosperous and Progressive.
Feward, with a population of 1,600, Is sit-
uated on the east and north of the Blue
rier, with Tlum creek to the east. With i
line natural park ot thirty scree, purchased
two years ago snd Improved st a cost of
over 16.000, furnishing delightful shade and
hosting, which makes a popular resort for
With beautiful groves on three aides and
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desirable block "
n..-? . Vs., PPltloa ars
s.tZein ,h. Bn7.h ? m,n.K0"T
situated In tbe northeast part of the city
which cause, a good demand for acre prop-
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very efficient teachers sod a large number
tnV.ne. "7 "B
Of religious organisations there are the
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tlan, Adventlat, German Evangelical knd
Table Rock Argus: Aa a candidate for
governor Judge Paul Jeasea of Nebraska
City will be highly satisfactory to ths re
publicans of Pawnee county.
Ord Quis: J. P. A. Black of Bloomlngton
Is the latest addition to the list of repub
lican nomlneea for governor. He la well
spoken of by his friends, and those who
know him best.
Norfolk News: The Star of Madison Is
of the opinion that "If newspaper talk
amounts to snytblng Hon. W. M. Robertson
has a walkaway tor tbe republican nomina
tion for governor." In this instance It is
believed that newspaper talk amount, to
Bloomfleld Monitor: John D. Haskell of
Wakefield, Is being prominently mentioned
as a candidate for governor ot Nebraska
on the republican ticket. The editor of
this paper has been well acquainted with
Mr. Haskell for several years and person
ally know, blm to be well worthy ot the
honor should the mantle fall upon him.
. Kearney Hub: It la now announced defi
nitely that W. O. Sears of Tekamah, late
speaker of tbe house, will be a candidate
for the republican nomination for governor.
This makes two from northeast Nebraska,
Sears and Robertson, both pretty good men.
Sears especially made a good record a year
ago and won a good standing in tbe party.'
Tekamah Journal. Speaking of the can
didacy of Mr. Robertson of Norfolk for gov
ernor the Hartlngton Herald tblnka Madlsoa
county ahould go way baok and sit down
for awhile, at least until they can show that
a republican nominee from that county can
poll the full atrength ot his party at home.
Madison county has never been knowa to be
short on candidates and seldom does she
give a republican candidate her full party
strength. The defeat of John R. Hays two
years ago can be laid directly to the party
In his borne county.
Western Nebraska Observer: With six or
eight candidates ia tbe field willing to ac
cept the republican nomination for gov
ernor the state convention ahould experi
ence little difficulty in naming a winning
candidate. Tbe list Is something like this.
with several counties yet to hear from:
Judge Paul Jessen of Otoe, J. P. A. Black
of Franklin, H. C. Ruesell of Colfax, E. M.
Pollard of Cass, J. H. Mickey of Polk, John
D. Haskell of Wayne, W. M. Robertson of
Madison and Speaker W. G. Sears of Burt.
AU sre good men and true, and most ot
them are men of recognized ability.
Burt County Herald: Our candidate for
governor of the great state ot Nebraska is
Mr. Sears, who, acceding to numerous re
quests from many friends In different parts
of the state, haa consented to the permis
sion of his name aa candidate for governor
before the republican state convention. Mr.
Bears Is one ot tbe bright, honest young re
publicans of Nebrasks, whoaa ability snd
experience mskes him good material for
governor. Mr. Sears has served this county
three terms as county sttorney, the city
three succeaalve years aa mayor and was
speaker of the house at the last session ot
the legislature, giving the beat ot satisfac
tion in each instance. This county will be
unsnlmous for Bears,
Table Rock Argus: Former Land Com
missioner Russell Is snnounced aa a candi
date for governor. He has a number of
staunch frlenda among Table Rock people
whom be has met in visits to our village
when bis son-in-law. Rev. Hendee was pas
tor of tbe Presbyterian church of this city.
Kearney Hub: The Tekamah Herald says
of Speaker 8ears, Tekamah's candidate for
the republican nomination for governor,
that he is "one of tbe bright, honest young
republicans of Nebraska, whose ability and
experience make him good material for gov
ernor." His publlo experience has been
three terms as county attorney, three yeara'
service as mayor, and speaker'of the house
at the last session of the legislature.
Wakefield Republican: Speaking of the
Hon. Joha D. Haakell of Wakefield, who
has been very favorably spoken of a. good
timber for the republican nominee for gov
ernor, no better, truer, more worthy man
can be elected to thla high office. Mr. Haa
kell is sn honest, upright Christian gentle
man and would lend dignity to the office.
There Is no questloa but that he would re
ceive his full party vote ia Dlxoa county.
Mr. Haskell Is not a candidate for governor
nor for any other office for that matter, but
ths Republican believes tbat he can ba In
duced to accept the gubernatorial chair It
the republican party calls blm snd the peo
ple of Nebraska will have every reason to
feel highly honored with their chief execu
tive. Lincoln News: Judge Paul Jessen Is mak
ing an active canvaas for governor, largely
on the strength ot bis fight against Bart-
leylsm la the last legislature. His friends
have lately been reaching out after Cass
county and have been trying to brace up
the lightning rod ot ex-Representative E.
M. Pollard. Mr. Pollard has been rather
quiescent of late, but is still in ths fight.
P. B. Windham of Plattsmouth was sn
nounced soma weeks sgo ss out of tbe race,
but mors recent information is that he Is
still a contestant and likely to win out.
Neither of ths Case county aspirants, bow-
aver, seem to have been doing much out
side of their own counties, and act a.
though they were about half-satisfied some
other fellow waa going to get It.
Auburn Post: Tbe republicans of the
Fifth congressional district are pushing the
claims of J. P. A. Black aa candidate for
governor. In many respects the candidacy
of Mr. Black Is tba moat logical ot any that
haa yet been suggested. Geographically bis
location la euch tbat it should be recognized
by the state convantioa and his paat politi
cal career has baea euch, so far aa the post
Is informed, tbat all faotlons of the re
publican party caa unite upon him without
causing Jealousy to arise, and by a salted
effort fro as all tho aext republican candi
date for govern or caa ba electM by haad-
some majority. Front W1 te 1176 Mr. Black
Lutheran, all with a good membership and
We have two flouring mills, one with a
capacity of 1!5 barrels and one of forty
barrels, a large ceresV mill with a capacity
of 275 barrels, all of which are running full
time; two creameries, two cigar factories,
one pop factory, two brick yarda (only one
being in operation st present), a good elec
trt ll,M "Ilc vtn ,n h'',e-
iuero are puree lines oi ratiroaa: l ne tJ
M- '" to Billings, with six pas-
,enKer nd frplBht trln 0lr: the H
to Columbus, with two passenger and two
,relht trains dally; the Fremont. Elkhorn
M''ur' vaiif. with two passenger .nd
two freight trains dally.
F the tlel.lt, of Seward sells
readily at $50 per acre and the most deslra
M pT9rt 18 h'M 5 P" acre.
.dv,nce 0 p,r Bcre. Dur the month of
Fbrrr " this year there were 6.227 acre,
0f land sold in this county, the conalders-
tlon bpIn(r 199 451 m v
"""' u"nn March there were 6,27 acres
sold, tbe consideration being $266 400
J3g.46 per ,crtl- B efl,wp.
B"w,rd would be P" r a small
manufactory, since there Is sn abundance
of water and good r.llro.d f.cllltls. .nd a
Pottle, along that line wS 'receive
support rrom the business men.
j M jjailKT
resided In this county snd was the first osr
soa to graduate from the State Normal
school at Peru. Mr. Black has many friends
In this county who sre personally acquainted
with him and who will do all in their
power to Se him nominated snd elected.
winslde Tribune: Republican, seeking
umipinauon tor governor will do well
to not uaderestlmate J. D. Haskell of Wake
field. If he really goes after the plum
they will find that he Is Just s little the
smoothest duck now prominent In state
iJolitlcs. He is able. Is extremely shrewd
has money to throw to the birds and stands
nign in his party as a reliable, never flinch
Norfolk News: Judge W. M. Robertson's
boom for governor has developed to the
extent tnat be la recognized as one of the
leaders at Lincoln with Paul Jessen of Otoe
and H. H. Wilson of Lancaster. If, as
seems probable, all or north Nebraska can
be induced to unite on Mr. Robertson as
the man he will be an Important factor In
the convention and it Is not only essential
that thla portion of tbe state should as
sert Itself In the convention, but It Is cer
tain that they never had a better eepor.
tunlty to unite on a gooff man, deserving
their heartiest confidence and energetic
support. With Judge Robertson at the head
of the ticket no one would have reason to
hesitate about giving It their warmest
aupport and It would be one destined to
Oakland Republican: It Is both a privi
lege and a pleasure we enjoy this week to
be authorised to announce tho name of
Hon. W. G. Sears ot Tekamah, speaker of
the house of representatives, a candidate
for the office of governor for the state,
subject to the action ot the republican
state convention. This consent of Mr.
Sears has been obtained In accordance with
the many requests from many localities
throughout the state. His reputation a.
one among the best lawyers of the state,
hi. executive ability aa speaker of the
house, and his untarnished character at
home and where he I. best known, all tend
to make him universally popular through
out the state. All bl. acts as lawyer, offi
cer or cltlsen have been above' reproach
and will require no defense.
Lyons Sun: It gives us great pleasure to
be able to snnounce the candidacy of the
Hon. W. O. Seara for first place on tbe re
publican state ticket this fall. We are
glad Mr. Sears has finally consented to
permit his name to be used In connection
with the nomination. As speaker of the
present houae he exemplified a splendid
executive ability and his lsfluence was
given toward the shaping of legislation for !
the best interests of the people. All hta
past acta, whether as an official or as a
private citizen, are above reproach. Burt
county deserves tbe recognition at the
hands of tbe convention which It solicits In
placing Speaker Sears in the field ss a can
didate for the gubernatorial nomination.
With such men ss Sesrs of Burt for gov
ernor, Holbrook of Dodge for lieutenant
governor and the balance of the ticket
made up of equally capable and worthy men
the victory In November will be ons to be
Oakland Independent: We are glad to an
nounce to the readers of ths Independent
that W. G. Sears of Tekamah has finally
decided to be a candidate tor governor, sub.
Ject to tbe decision of the republican state
convention in June. Your political affilia
tions may not be the same aa Mr. Sears,
and yet It Is sn honor to Burt county to
have a man who would fill ths governor's
chair with credit to hlmaelf and his con
stituents. There sre men of this state that
may give the same dignity to tba office and
who may be older In public Ufa, but what
the state of Nebraska needs st this Juncture
is not dignity only or moss-covered age
but it needs men of resolute action whh
?!v,th '!"tjr of mlai Di bo'- '
are not afraid to speak out their
tions. Mr. Seara has in tbe past proven
himself capable of steering clear of polit
ical corruption and trickery. For such snd
other reasons ths Independent wlabes Mr.
Bears succeaa In his aspiration for the gov
BITJ OP WASHINGTON LIFE.
ernes aad Iaelteate Sketched ou the
To be always in the public eye U one
of the penalties Imposed upon the presi
dent for the consplcuou. atatlon he hold.
He la tba objective of alt eye., the center
of all ga.lng, gaping, rubbering and atar
lng, except when ba retire, to hi. own
apartment, and it 1. fair to presume bolts
the door and draw, a sigh of relief. "Each
day," writes a correspondent of the St.
Louis Globe-Democrat, "It Is President
Roosevelt's custom to taks a horseback
ride alone, and each day a small crowd
of people who have Informed themselves
of this fact gather at the western gate of
the White House grounds to watch for the
president's appearance. Day by day thla
assemblage ba. grown larger, and of late
part of it has been moved to follow tbe
president at a respectful distance, until at
last, growing by accessions as the pro
cession moved slong. It ba. reached such
proportions tn ths last few days that it la
about to become one of tbe spectacles of
Waablngton. It la described on last
Wednesday as being more than two blocks
in length, and composed of people on foot.
In carriage, automobiles snd oa bicycles.
The president's solitary horseback ride,
taken for the purpoaa of allent rumination
and the digestion of problems of state, un
disturbed by the frets snd friction of human
contact, has become a vaat motley parade,
a mob, a rout, a huge bellowing, uproar snd
a disturbance of tbe peace. Iaatead of the
head of the nation riding out aloes, mantled
ia the dignity that becomes his eminence,
surrousded by aa essential and adequate
area unoccupied by the world at largo,
we shall preeenlly Sod bias pursued by a
far-stretcblag dust-beclouded coaoowree af
hiMn I t'-m iAp - .i .t.
mingled with delivery, wagons, apple carts,
rrlvate carriages. trliycls. brewery vaas,
sll crashing together and resounding with
the murmurs and outcries of thousand, of
persons. Stirh we forfsee with prnphetlo
ye, the environment of the lone horsemsn
of the White House. If this sort of thing
keeps up. It may be tbat this growing re
gard of tbe people for the president, this de
sire to accompany him Intimately on his
rambles snd make it pleassnt for him. Is re
sposslhle for Ms reported declaration to
Santos-Dumont that he would enjoy riding
In hla airship. If President Roosevelt, who
notably dellghta In solitude now and then. Is
driven to take to dirigible balloon, for bis
breathing snd thinking spells the Washing
ton public will have Itself to thank for It.
"Mr. President," said Senator Clspp of
Minnesota, "the Black Eagle of Fergus
Falls." during the debate on tbe Chinese ex
clusion bill, "I desire to apeak on the
amendment to this bill concerning ths
status of Chinese soldiers"
"Mr. President," put In Senator Quay, "if
the senator from Minnesota will permit me,
I will say that the amendment to which he
refers was defeated some minute, ago."
"Then, Mr. President," continued Senator
Clapp. "I have only to add that tba senate
has missed the greatest speech of the ses.
And he sat down.
According to a letter tn the Cht
Chronicle, Secretary Shaw is "a source of
never-ceasing wonder to Waahlsgton offi
cials. His brisk, positive method of deal
ing with matters that come under hi. offi
cial Jurisdiction Is SO different from th.t
of his Immediate predecessor. He has
established new records for bis successors.
All trsdltlons tbat have heretofore gov
erned In tbe office of the secretary have
been carefully dismissed bv the nertiA
and determined lowan. He has developed
sn orlglrallty that Is as astounding as it is
"When mattera of buslnes relating to Ms
department sre brought to his attention ha
deals with tbem direct, and always de
cisively. Thua when several thousand Amer
ican women petitioned for a revision of tbe
personal baggage law so that they would no
longer be subjected to humiliation and In
sults the secretary did not pass the com
plaint on to aubordlnatea who are Intrusted
with the execution of thst psrtlculsr law.
Instead he went over to New York snd per
sonally vlBlted the piers of two stramshlp
nnes ana saw the baggage inspector, at
work upon the trunks and bag. of returning
travelers. He saw enough to become con
vinced that the regulations governing this
particular feature of the customs laws must
be radically revised.
"He haa personally Inspected the entire
customs service at the port of New York
for the purpose of acquainting himself with
all of Its multifarious details. He haa es
tablished intimate relation, with nearly
every bureau of the Treasury department
so that he may become familiar with their
operations. The secretary has evinced a
rapacity for work which Is simply phenom
enal In a man of bis stature and also ex
ecutive ability that Is sdmlred by every
bureau chief In the Treasury department.
'The president Is charmed With hrs new
secretary of the treasury. He believes that
he baa found In him a Jewel of the first
water and Mr. Shaw as a consequence now
enjoys the distinction of ranking with Post
master General Payne, Secretary Root and
Attorney General Knox, ss one of the chief
executive's confidential adviser."
Members of congress sre beginning to
receive acknowledgments from tbe farmers
o whom they sent seeds a few weeks sgo.
Senator Bevevldge got a letter from a man,
who owns a small patch ot land Just out
side of Indianapolis which the senator says
shows that all mankind has not lost faith
In congress or the Individuals who make up
that body. The letter Is as follows:
'Dear Senator: Please accept my heart
felt thanks for the seeds. They came In
very handy. If It is not too troublesome I
would be obliged If you would send me a
double-shovel plow, a mule snd tome har
ness. Please get tbem here by the time tbs
Representative Small of North Carolina
called a page, and, after giving blm direc
tions to bring blm a book, asked the boy
it no Knew bia name.
"No, sir, I don't," replied the youngster,
"but I know tba state you're from."
"Well, what la It?"
"Oh, you're from the state where tbe
governor said to tbe governor of South Car
olina, 'It's a long ways to the creek.' "
POINTED HE, MARKS, ,
Chicago Record-Herald: "Isn't Jones, the
author, going to F.urope this year?"
."Pl1't..?fnow' editors are mighty
Philadelphia Presa: "What a that woman
up to, now T asked the old stocking In the
."?.h2".Jfe,,lr m,t her "dle and yarn,"
replied the scissors.
"Well, 111 bo darned," exclaimed the
Detroit Free Press: Watts-Why have
ye a toot-pick In yer mouth? Yer ain t
been eatln' anythlnk.
Doing I'm playln' a Joke on roe stomach.
Chicago Tribune: "What ever Induced
Tu t.0. learn to UM tne typewriting ma
chine? "Well, It's the only practical way I have
ever found of avoiding the bother of dot
ting my I's and crossing niy t's."
Boston Transcript: Drug Clerk We don't
happen to have the druga named In thla
prescription, but we hava others Just aa
Customer I suppose that's all right; but
what a fool I was to pay the- doctor $3 for
that prescription. That's what bothers me.
Philadelphia Presa: Iiortnughs Say, Jack,
let me have fifty, will you?
Markley What for?
Burroughs Oh." I owm a fellow that
amount and I want te be out of debt Just
for once. '
Washington Star: "l. am verv much
afraid," Bald Ue man with the melancholy
manner, "that this prosperity wilt not
"Well," answered the genial person, "my
friend, the professor, say lhat one of these
days the entire solar aystem la going to
smash. But we might as well enjoy onr-selvt-a
while we can."t
THE I'LAMINU OK A TREE.
Marion C. Smith In St. Nicholas.
Would.it thou upbuild a home where sweet
wild lives are neeted,
Glad with the sound of song, quick with
the flash of wlnps-
Where the soft brootls may' rock, warm
housed and unmoleaud,
Deep In the leafy nooks, through all the
changeful springs? .
Or wouldat thou rear an arch of noblest
grace anil splendor.
Lifted In air and light, shaped by tho sun
Moved by the wandering wind, swsyed by
each Influence tender.
Yet by the hand of life molded to stesd
f ast form ? , .i
Wouldat thou make day mora fair, and
night more rich and holy.
Winter mora keenly brlghl, and summer's
self mure dear
Grant the sweet earth a gift, deep' rooted,
Add to the sum of Joy that bless ths
rounded yearf - -
do, then, and plant a tree, lovely in sun
' Oraclous In every kind maple and oak
and ptne. ,
Peace of the forest glade, wealth of the
Blessings of dew and Shade, hereafter
shall ba thine!
For though thou never sea the Joy thy
hand bath granted.
ThoM who shall follow thee thy gener
ous boon may share.
halt ba Naturs child, waa her
t fruit hath planted. t
An'J each of many a spring Shall find
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