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(Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE.
Tbosa Civic Federation arbitrators
may hare a Chance to prove their metal
The boy king of Spain and the girl
Queen of Holland are now the leading
Juvenile in the cast for the royal drama.
The difference between Tillman and
the club women Is that the latter use
more polite methods to suppress the col
ored vote. " "
Omaha Is displaying its versatility as
host by entertaining a variety of con
ventions of state organization at one
and the same time.
From the proficiency, In. slate-making
xniDitea ai i.os Angeies tne ciud women
must have built up a little political ma
chine all of their own. -
If worldwide sympathy could prove an
effective medicine Queen Wllhelmlna
Would make the return trip to complete
health by lightning express.
Iowa republicans will put In nomina
tion the -winning state', ticket at Des
Moines July 30. It won't make much
difference whether . Iowa democrats
tame candidates or not.
Cold weather and snow , are making
the month of May memorable over a
ge part of continental Europe. We
w Is side cannot claim a monopoly of
11 th climatic vagaries.
Wlthji tne hosplUls maintained in
Omaha t,ere ought, to be enough to ac
eommodate -ajj the 'doctors without pre
cipitating g fljhV between rivals for ex
clusive control Lt one of them.
The World-Hdraid would Dnjch ratner
bave the campalwn for Ux reform fall
ao that It can lay) bjame on repub.
licsns than to bL9 u auCced so that
the people may ejnjoy rellefi
The tabular exhibit of money paJj m
and taken out Lt the city treasury by
xam locai rraurchl8e1 corporations com
xnioq ty me
rare rererenc, ct lt out and preerve
vi.Ytfe fierce -fight for endorsement
toa'nlted Htatea wnatnr In Illlnrl iu
ing can be said in its favor It will
t leave room for a senatorial dead-
ek in the legislature If the republicans
control the majority of that body, as In
probability they wllL
President-elect Falnia of Cuba Is get
ting In touch with the people before
entering upon bis' official duties. With
tae known variable character of the
Cubans, his greatest difficulty may be
xpeeted to be to keep lu touch with
them! after he Is Installed.
According to a reliable cable letter
Emperor William wauts to discourage
tne Impressionist school of art The em
peror must have been spending an aft
ernoon lu an art gJlery trying to make
out whether a spread of purple paint
rwa intended to represent a pastoral or
. marine. ' '
Senator Tillman again cornea to the
defense of the pl(cbfork luetood of car
rying election for the democrats In the
gwuUi. To aquare the democratic prac
tice with the democratic preaching
about consent of the governed Is as dif
ficult the mathematical squaring of
That great dally newspaper, the Con
greaaional ltecord, has startled it read
ers by printing a speech of a member
pf congress after death bad claimed him.
fXhere was really, however, no need for
Surprise. Many of the speeches that
weight down the Cougreelonal Record
ara hj, AetA aeVV , . ' 1
It m"r as well be understood right now,
as it will be understood hereafter, that the
great state loan In the coming campaign
In Nebraska will be corporation regulation
We do not mind giving republican lead
ers the benefit of this timely warning.
They are not to be Judged by the pretenses
or tie platform they will adopt In June.
They are to be Judged by the action of the
republican State Board of Equalization,
now In session ta the city of Lincoln. The
republican platform, ao far ea state Issues
are concerned. Is being framed now by the
members of the Bute Board of Equaliza
tion. Upon that platform the republican party
must stand; by that platform the repub
lican party will be Judged. The republican
party cannot fall to give the people Teilef
In the matter of railroad taxation, through
the Board of Equalization now In session,
and then by adopting a platform full of
promises In June, expect to be restored to
power with the understanding that. In the
future, they will do better. World-Herald.
The republicans of Nebraska will
gratefully appreciate this timely warn
ing and look to the men whom they
have honored with the most responsible
positions In the state house to discharge
their duty fearlessly and Impartially re
gardless of pressure from the Interested
The declaration that the action of the
State Board of Equalisation In the as
sessment of railway property will fur
nish the keynote In the coming cam
paign should not be heedlessly Ignored.
The paramount Issue In Nebraska this
year will be tax reform and the repub
licans should not be placed on the de
fensive by those in position to Inaugu
rate tax reform.
While the fusloulsts will have noth
ing to boast of, the republicans are now
In power and will be held responsible
for any failure to give the people at
least a measure of relief by placing the
state in condition to maintain Its Insti
tutions without a large annual deficit
The Impression that the railroads are
not bearing their just share of the tax
burden In proportion to their actual
value and earnings Is not delusive. It
cannot be counteracted, pointing to the
fact that they have been favored with
extremely low valuations in some other
states. Public sentiment In all these
states has been aroused to the unjust
distribution of tax burdens.
In the state of Minnesota, for exam
ple, where the railroad, telegraph and
telephone companies pay 8 per cent of
their gross recelpte, a proposition will
be acted upon by the people at the next
general election to increase the rate to
4 per cent of the gross receipts, and re
publican state officers predict that the
proposition will carry.
In Iowa, where railway franchises
have not been considered in the assess
ment, the railway managers themselves
admit that the valuations put upon
Iowa railroads heretofore have been
much too low as compared with the tax
able value of real estate and the de
mand is for a substantial increase In
railroad assessments to conform with
the marked increase in the earnings and
market value of these properties.
There is certainly no valid reason why
the railroads of Nebraska should be ap
praised this year below their assess
ment of 1800, when the mileage was
less and their equipment and physical
condition Incomparably poorer.
THS AMBHACllL SITUATION.
Uncertainty still characterizes the sit
uation in the anthracite coal region, but
it would seem that a determination of
the Issue canuot be much longer de
layed. What that will be cannot be pre
dicted with any degree of confidence.
The efforts of the Civic Federatio
bring about a settlement seem to b
completely failed, so far as the operators
are concerned, but the miners are still
endeavoring to secure satisfactory con
cessions and are manifesting an en
tirely commendable spirit. It appears
evident that many of them, perhaps
the majority, are anxious to avoid a
strike, but the operators, on tne other
band, seem to be quite Indifferent.
This attitude may be due to a belief
that a conflict at this time would not
Injure the operators, but rather beuefit
them by appreciating the price of coal
already mined. If so lt Is a narrow
view, for a the New York Times re
marks, by permitting an extensiva coal
strike at this time the operators will
lay the axe at the root of national pros
perity, which cannot continue If the pro
ductive and distributive Industries of
the country are crippled. That paper
tells them that they cannot safely defy
public opinion, and this they will at
tempt If they permit a great strike to
occur which they could bave averted
without disadvantage to themselves or
the sacrifice of principle. It declares
that such a strike at this time would
be a national calamity and might very
well begin the pulling down of the tow
ering fabric of our national prosperity.
Should a strike be decided on it would
involve 148.000 miners and 'affect In
addition 80,000 railroad employes and
V SIT tD BTA1IS STILL LCAVif.
The United State maintains its post
tlon at the bead of the world's export
lug nations, despite the temporary re-A
ductlon in the value of exports due to
the shortage In corn available for ex
port The statistics for the nine months
ending with March show a drop of
nearly So0.OOO.OOU In the value of ex
ports, but when lt Is considered that the
value of corn exported fell t52.OO0.0O0
below that for the corresponding period
f last year, owing to the shortage In
the supply, and tat cotton, owing to a
decline in price, foil f 12.000.000 the ex
ports of the asAis.pcrtsd cf,Uit year,
the entire decrease la more than ac
counted for. .. '
Notwlthstanding'tbls reduction In ex
ports,, the grand total from the United
States for nine months of the current
fiscal year exceeds, that of 'any other
country, being about 143.000,000 more
than the total exports of the United
Kingdom, which ranks second. During
the same period this country imported
less than the United Kingdom, Ger
many and France, standing fourth In
tfeia reapecU U to 'noted "that a espe
cially marked characteristic of the com
merce of the United States, In com
parison with other countries. Is Its large
excess of exports over Imports. Whether
or not this condition is to continue is a
question, but the probability Is that in
the not remote future the excess In the
value of our exjtorts over Imports will
be reduced, though there Is no present
indication of any considerable change
in this direction and It Is perhaps safe
to count upon a trade balance In favor
of this country for several years to
MAKE AN 1MPAHT1AL RtriSlijy.
In proceeding with the assessment of
franchlsed corporations under the order
of the supreme court the council is in
duty bound to treat ail corporations Im
partially and with the sole view to asr
certalnlng the taxable value of the prop
erty and franchises of each upon the
bnsls established by the court. In
reaching conclusions the council cannot
be guided by any agreement made since
the decision of the court between the
plaintiffs and the corporations. Other
taxpayers bave equal rights in fact
any taxpayer would have a right to In
tervene to compel the council to carry
out the order of the court in good faith
and without partiality for or discrimina
tion a gainst any interest
While lt is true that millions of
personal property bave not been
returned to the tax commissioner,
lt would be Impossible at this stage
to rectify the wrong by readjust
ment of all assessments heretofore
made. The remedy for the failure
to secure full personal property returns
for city taxation will be applied in next
yearns assessment when the corpora
tions will be compelled to join with the
real estate owners In the enforcement
of equitable tax assessments for mu
With the decision of the supreme
court before it the Board of .County
Commissioners will be in position to re
vise the returns made by the assessors
this spring so as to compel owners of
personal property to contribute their
Just share to the maintenance of state
and county government For this
revision the county board will have am
ple time and an assurance that lt will
be sustained by public sentiment
CVRBIXCY fOH TUH VtilLlPPUiVS.
One of the most troublesome questions
in connection with the proposed rhlllp
pine legislation is that of providing a
currency for the islands. The bill under
consideration in the senate makes pro
vision for the coinage of a silver dollar
for circulation ,ln the archipelago . and
In reference to this Senator Lodge,
chairman of the committee on Philip
pine relations, said: "It Is always a
dangerous thing to change the money
standard of a people and lt seemed to
the committee that at this time lt would
be exceedingly perilous. They are now
and have long been upon the single sil
ver standard, with the free coinage of
Mexican dollars as the unit of value
and the current coin of the Island. We
make no change In the standard. We
simply substitute for the Mexican dollar
an American Filipino dollar, to be
coined at the mint of Manila and the
mints of the United States, following In
that respect the .example of Great
Britain in Hong Kong, Singapore and
the Straits Settlements, for which she
has coined what is known as the Bom
bay dollar, which has been of very great
advantage to her and to her trade in the
commerce of the east"
It Is by no means certain, however,
that the proposed Filipino dollar would
prove of any advantage to this country
and in view of the experience with the
trade dollar of 1873 it may not only
fairly be doubted whether the proposed
dollar would be a benefit to our com
merce In the east but reasonably as
sumed that ' lt might prove a disad
vantage. There is sound objection to
the government adopting a currency pol
icy for the Philippines which looks to
perpetuating the silver standard there.
The project of free coinage proposed by
the senate bill would be a serious set
back to the possibility of establishing
the gold standard In the Islands at any
future time. It disunites our money,
setting up two standards and two dif
ferent dollars. Instead of maintaining
one standard and a single dollar
throughout all the regions over which
the American flag floats.
Another objection Is that this money
would be very likely In time to get Into
circulation here, there being nothing in
the bill to forbid or prevent the circula
tion of these cheap dollars in any part
of the United States. They are essen
tially trade . dollars and experience
teaches that such dollars will enter Into
our circulation whenever It la profitable
to Introduce them. The fact that the
mint at San Francisco Is thrown open
for the Issue of these coins to every
owner of silver bullion who chooses to
present It for coinage would afford op
portunity for the distribution of the pro
posed coins among Ignorant people in
this country. True this danger may not
be very great yet It la one to be con
The Philippine currency question baa
undoubtedly received very careful con
sideration from the ' senate committee,
but some modifications of this provision
of Its bill appear to be necessary, par
ticularly In regard to protecting our
home circulation against the possible In
trusion of the Filipino dollar.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson does
not seem to take kindly to the strictures
of the Omaha -Commercial club, which
has been dipping into the patent medi
cine business in the Interest of dealers
In Insect "powder, the; secretary thinks,
at the expense of th' farmer In whose
Interest the Departnyjnt of Agriculture
With the exception of Chicago, Omaha
holds lta own better than any other
packing center 1 the country this
season. The comparative exblblt of
pork-packing ii. western packing
centers since flarch 1 shows the
nambr x ti-gt . lavgntered la
Live Nebraska Towns
Stanton may Justly be classed among the
"live Nebraska towns," not In the boom
sense, for Stanton has never experienced a
boom nor suffered from a boom's after
effects, tt Is la no sense s "wild cat"
town, nor has Its growth at any time been
phenomenal. Neither Is it s "graveyard"
town which boasta only of "oldest Inhabi
tants," long stories and carved dry goods
boxes. Stanton Is the county seat of
8tanton county and Is situated near ltt
geographical center. In the far-famed Elk
born valley and on the main line of the
Fremont, Elk horn ft Missouri Valley rail
road, 106 miles northwest of Omaha.
The present population of the town num
bers slightly leas than 1,100 souls, exclusive
of quadrupeds and chickens. As a town tt
Is neither hoary with age nor In swaddling
clothes. Early settlers back In the '60s,
pressing westward from West Point, dis
covered the present town site", located it as
homeatsada and later a store and postofflce
was established. This was before the com
ing of the railroad, the depot having been
erected In 1879. Since then the growth of
Stanton has been steady and aecure. Stanton
has five general stores,, two exclusive gro
ceries, two drug stores, two shoe stores,
one restaurant and bakery, two Jewelry
stores, three hardware stores, two lumber
yards, two grain elevators, three blacksmith
shops, two livery barna, a feed store, three
barber shops, two millinery stores, two
weekly newspapers, two banks, five lawyers,
several real estate firms snd numerous
other business enterprise. Among the In
dustrles Is a large five-story flouring mill,
one of the finest In the state. The town
la lighted by electricity snd has local and
long distance telephone connections, a
splendid water syetem and a hose company.
The townalte la one of the most attrac
tive along tbe line. To the south flows the
rivet', and nestling In its valley and up
tbe slope spreads the town. At the summit
Omaha to be only 5.000 less than
during the same period last year, while
Kansas City shows a decline of 250,000,
St Joseph a decline of 19,000, St Louis
a decline of 145,000, Indianapolis a de
cline of 55,000, St Paul a decline of
31,000 and Cincinnati a decline of 10,000.
When Governor Savage told the mem
bers of tbe Nebraska Editorial associa
tion that If he could only live bis life
over and had his choice of callings be
would have become an editor, he doubt
less Intended to be very complimentary.
But if Ezra P. Savage had entered tho
profession with no more natural fitness
for the duties and responsibilities of an
editor than he brought into the gov
ernor's chair be would, we fear, nave
proved a lamentable disappointment to
himself and to, the profession at large.
Aspirants for Judge Caldwell's shoes
bave commenced reaching out for the
strings and the man with the longest
pull expects to knock the persimmons.
Judge Caldwell, however, baa not yet
thrown off tbe mortal coll.
A Remote Feasibility.
St. Louis Qlebe-Democrat.
. Various suggestions have been made look
ing to the adoption of a clvlliied method of
warfare and it la possible that a plan may
eventually be found by which nations may
fight in peace. .
Straggllna; to Die Poor.
Andrew Carnegie has given away nearly
$70,000,000 in his libraries and similar en
terprises and still is sot in sight of a poor
man's death. No wonder he Is thinking of
trying Investment in a lew newspapers.
Admoalabed to Go Slow.
We have tor some time admired the ster
ling, straightforward. Innocent we might
say, naive trustfulness of Secretary Shaw.
But' when he prepares a circular telling
women bow to pack trunks ws feel like
advising him to devote himself to Instruct
ing geese how to swim If he must amuse
himself along those lines.
Abolishing: av Private Saap.
Kansas City Star.
The position Uken by Secretary Hitch
cock on the various grazing bills now pend
ing In oongress should meet with the ap
proval of every one who is interested In
tbe devtlopment of the west snd who be
lieves In fair play toward those who look
on the publlo domain of the country as
something more than a private snap.
The Prlee Albloa Pays.
The cost of the Boer war to England,
supposing It to end with tbe current fiscal
year, will be about $1,250,000,000, some two
thirds of which is In ths form of a funded
charge upon the publlo revenue of Great
Britain to remr' for decades to come.
This Is equal to about one-half the total
Interest bearing borrowings of the United
States government to carry It through the
great civil war. The Boer war will rank
as the most expensive la almost a century,
with this exception.
Eaalaeat D o( a Week.
Within a few days J. Sterling Morton,
Congressman Amos J. Cununlngs; Thorns
Wilson, at tbe head of the department of
archaeology In the Smithsonian Institution;
Prank R. Stockton, the novelist; Wulf Pries,
the musician; Sol Smith Russell, tbe come
dian; Potter Palmer, tbe successful mer
chant snd capitalist; Archbishop Corrtgaa,
the Roman Catholic prelate, snd Admiral
Sampson, all distinguished men In their
various department of labor, have passed
away, and now Bret Harte has Joined them.
VavalablasT Art of Bacao-S
It is easy for a really human being to
understand how a baggage handler may
have his Ire roused when he Is faced by
some of the monstrosities In the shape of
trunks that now and then a traveler takes
along. But, hitherto, he has apparently
got Into such a temper with these huge
things, which he eould not throw about as
be pleased, that he has "taken It out on
the next tight and inoffensive steamer trunk
that came his way. It Is easy for a truly
fair person to naderstaad this attitude, too.
Some of the mors liberal minded travelers
who have been able to see through the
baggage ttaa's attempt to even up have
gone so tar ae to believe that the day would
come when be would reach with others of
us the knowledge that a waste of eaergy Is
as bad as a waste of money, and worse.
It seems as though the day for his leara
lag ths alphabet of the creed has arrived.
True, as is to acquire the rnduneats
through the external forces contained In
orders, but sooner or later, sooner we feel
sure, for the baggage handler is apt the
psychological aspect of the case will ap
peal to him and thea we shall find things
undisturbed and unbroken when we unpack
a trunk containing souvenirs. Let us do
what we sea to bring railroad officials
Terywa ta adept this western reform.
Sturdy and Solid.
of a hill towers a magnificent public school
building, while farther down the slope, with
spires pointing heavenward, are Methodist,
Congregational and Baptist churches. A
few blocks down the valley are the Ger
man Evangelical and Lutheran edifices,
while a few blocks west of the business
center the Catholics have a structure auffl
clent to their needs. Stanton citizens as
a rule own their homes, and many of them
are elegant structures. The business men
nearly all own their buildings and are pros
perous and strong financially. No town
can boast of fewer business failures. Stan
ton has two opera houses, a brass band, a
militia company of sixty-four members and
numerous fraternal organizations. In addi
tion to all these the town can boast of
more handsome homes and trees, flowers
and well kept lawns than most towns of
Its size. Crops here never fail entirely and
seldom partially. The citizenship Is made
op of Tankeea, German and a few Bohe
mians, with an occasional Irishman as sea
soning. All good citizens and with an
abundance of enterprise, tempered with
Judgment. What do we need? A brick
yard for one thing. We bave the right kind
of raw material and an all-absorbing home
demand for the finished product. A large
hotel for another. The one we bave la
well managed, but too small. We need
more dwellings to rent and more men for
ordinary labor. We need a tearing down
and moving out of a number of old frame
landmarks on tbe bualnr us streets and new
brick structures erected In their stead.
This Is being done each year, and, unaided
by Ore (Stanton has never had a disastrous
fire), within a few more years a resident
of the '80s upon returning will scarcely
recognize tbe place. There are. openings
here in almost every calling for tbe right
kind of people. Enterprise prospers here,
for the drone there Is no room.
A. T. ENOS.
ItOritD ABOtT IfEW YORK.
Ripples on (be Current of Life In the
Some old stagers of Tammany Hall, who
tenderly cling to shattered Idols, refuse
to transfer their allegiance from Dick
Croker to Lewis Nixon. What is more to
the point, they pay no heed to the orders
of the young leader and rudely Jeer hi
pretensions. "The brave declaration of
young Nixon," says oue old wheelhorse,
"that, he would assume full personal re
sponsibility for Tammany reminds me of a
ship launching I once attended:
"Everything was ready to let her go,
but the boss bad not arrived, and no one
dared go ahead without his orders. There
was a gentleman a little under the 'Influ
ence,' who had lurched In to see the show.
Marching up to the foreman of the yard,
he steadied himself and said: 'My friend,
what's 'sh'matter?' 'The old man hasn't
come, and there Is no one here to take
the responsibility,' was the reply.
"The other straighened up, waved his
arm with an air of dignity, and said: 'You
go ahead, my frlen'. I'll take reephonsl
"You mean, then," I suggested, "that
while the 'old man' la at Wantage, young
"I mean that It looks like rain," sail
Tammany etc., reflectively.
A conductor on a Broadway car had re
fused to take a transfer the other day on
the ground that It was too long after the
hour punched. The passenger was politely
told that under the rules he could not ac
cept the transfer, reports the New York
Times, and that he would have to pay hla
fare or leave the car.
"I'll not pay and I'll not leave the car,"
said the passenger savagely.
"I'll pay for you, then," aatd the con
ductor, ringing up the fare. "I'd rathef
lose 5 cents than wrangle with a passen
ger." This would doubtless bave closed the in
cldent had not the Irate , passenger seen
"Abe" Hummel slttlnr pposlte him. To
him the Irate one appealed to know If he
was right or wrong In refusing to pay
"Do you wish my legal advice?" asked
Mr. Hummel, with a show of gravity.
"I never give legal advice without a
"Well, here's a J5 bill," said the pas
senger, peeling off a bill from a big roll,
and handing lt to Mr. Hummel, who
promptly accepted It.
"My advice Is pay your fare or get off
"Is that all?"
"No," replied Mr. Hummel. Then, call
ing ths conductor and handing him the
bill, he remarked: "It Is certainly worth
that much money to find and reward a gen
Ths free lecture system of tbe New
York public schools Is a magnificent aid in
the Instruction and entertainment of tbe
people. During the past season lt has
been carried Into the five boroughs of
Greater New York, with an attendance of
This course was begun thirteen years
sgo in six school houses. There are now
more than 100 places where these lectures
'Dr. Henry M. Leipslger, supervisor of
these lectures, speaking of the good, that
had come through their instrumentality,
"New York Is the pioneer In this note
worthy movement for the education of
grown-ups. Each year the sum spproprlated
for the worthy purpose has been Increased,
for ths free lecture movement has won
ths appreciation not alone of the people,
but of the student of education.
"Yon must bear In mind the fact," he
continued, "that according to good authori
ties, but I per cent of the people of this
country are systematically educated after
leaving tho common schools, so that tbe
Inclusion of a provision for adult education
la our educational chapter. Is one of the
most noteworthy deeds performed It the
last decade of the nineteenth centuiy."
A year ago, reports a correspondent of
the Philadelphia Press, the midnight light
burned In the offices of brokers in the
Wall street district snd the clearing house
clerks were reporting dally exchanges that,
one after another, made new records, while
every one was rejoicing that skillful book
keepers had devised a method of clearing
the sales of stocks snd bonds, for, other
wise, business would have been clogged and
brokers offices swamped by reason of the
enormity of the transactions.
That la not tbe experience this year,
lUtuugb all the brokers and tho specula
tors are doing better this spring than ap
peared probable la the whiter.
The great activity has shifted from those
who deal la stocks and bonds, or who spec
ulate In the real estate activities of this
city. In the offices of the title companies
snd of the lawyers who have systematized
and epwcJoJlsed eouveyaaclng, combining
It with the loaning of money upon real es
tate or the purchase snd sale of property,
the activity has been aa Intense and hss
caused the six-hour business day to be for
gotten or Ignored slnoe the rushing busi
ness has entailed work that is prolonged
far Into the evening.
There has sever occur red la New York
asUrUy la the piar cease or development of
No cures to report,
of testing, nothing to give you confi
dencebut talk, all talk. That's tho
truth about nearly all cough medicines.
But there's a record of 60 years of cures
back of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. And phy
sicians endorse it, prescribe it for colds,
bronchitis, and coughs of all kinds. Prob
ably your own doctor does. Ask him. He i
knows all about it has the formula.
"I know from personal experience that Avert Cherry Pectoral h the 7
best medicine in ths world lor quickly breaking op a heavy cold that has i.
settled on the longs. D. C. SxaoExaa, Fine Hill, N. Y.
lfc,lk,Uit , C AVER CO Lowell, Mass,
land and Improvements thereon that is
comparable with that which now prevails.
In other years. In some one district, we
have had intense speculative or actual In
vestment activity that may be compared to
the excitement In tbe financial markets of
a year ago, but this year the activity is
confined to no one or two districts, but,
with a few exceptions, permeates every
ward on Manhattan and much of the bor
ough of the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Representative Joy of Mleaouri wont to
the White House tbe other day with Judgd
Dickson of his state, relates tbe Washing
ton Post. Ia the president's room they met
Abe Gruber, the well known New , York
lawyer. Mr. Joy introduced JuOge Dlckaon
to Colonel Gruber.
"I met the Judge many years ago," said
Gruber with a smile. .
"I do not remember the occasion," re
plied the Judge.
"You ought to," remarked Gruber. ."I
was your office boy twenty-five years
A characteristic story Is told of this
same Abe Gruber. When he was a boy
looking for something to do, he saw the
sign, "Boy wanted," hanging outside of
a store In New York. He picked up the
sieo and entered tbe store. The proprietor
"What did tou bring that sign In here
for?" asked the storekeeper. .
"You won't need it any more," said
Gruber, cheerfully, "I am going to take
the 1ob." ......
The kaiser Insists that all the statues to
his grandfather ahall be Inscribed "William
the Great." But a man's greatness Is not
settled by the fiat of his grandson or of his
President Stuyvesant Pish of the Illinois
Central railroad has established a model
farm near Jackson, Miss., having about
10,000 acres, on which he etpects to settle
white farmers. .
Sheriff Pearson of Portland, Me., the
clergyman who was elected as a Joke, says
that when he entered upon his labora there
were 271 open - saloons in the city, and
that now he'll give any one $100 who can
show him one open In the county.
"Prince Nanzeta Pahassnee Montezuma,
Tzln of Gatamo," a strikingly handsome,
black-eyed young man of 23, carrying In hla
hand a cane ornamented with the ancient
Insignia of the Montezumas the eagle upon
the cactus Is a figure In the Denver hotels.
The famous residence of George Vander-
bllt at Asheville, N. C, known as Blltmore,
Is to have a rival erected by a man who
but a few weeks ago was a day laborer.
Michael Mlnkewlncz is the name of thn
new capitalist, and he has fallen heir to
$2,000,000 through the death of a relative In
Senator Millard of Nebraska has very
bushy snd very black eyebrows. When he
sits in a certain light In the senate the eye
brows shade his eyes to such sn extent that
lt looks as If he had a pair of artistically
blackened eyes. One morning recently the
peculiarity was especially noticeable, snd
half a dozen senators started toward him to
ask him whether he had been fighting.
The late Amos J. Cummlngs waa the
New York correspondent of the Voice, a
trade union paper of Boston In tbe later
'60s, and was at the same time employed
on the New York Tribune. The story goes
that Horace Greeley happening to come
across some of Cummlngs' letters to Bos
ton, wanted to know who be was, saying
that he waa a bright writer; and, he added,
"He seems to know a good deal about this
President O. H. Harriman of the Southern
Pacific railroad Is no respecter of persons.
One day last week be had appointments at
his office with Millionaires John W. Mackey
and H. E. Huntington, but before they ar
rived Mr. Harriman was engaged In con
versation In his private office with a third
person wbd had entered a few minutes be
fore the magnates of finance. Those gen
tlemen were, therefore, compelled to wait
until the close of the pending Interview,
which lasted a full hour. They were furious,
but their business was Important and they
had no recourse but to wait. They stormed
a little after they had gained acceas to
the presence they sought, but went sway
An Attractive Belt Sale
We bought the entire clean up of an eastern factory please
observe it's a factory not a store or a merchant's stock.
We secured over 100 dozen ladies' new stylish belts.
There isn't a belt in the lot but is worth 75ct afV
many of them are worth as much as f 1.50. Vy
Today we clear the whole lot at 53c and. '.r "
Some special new items for women New Wasti
Suits in piqae, duck, lluou, 'dimity auti lawn.
New Walking Skirts in same materials.
New Wash Silk Waists la plain white, with polka
dots, white with fancy scarf collars, and solid black
prices $4.98, $3.75 and $2.75.
Sample Sale of Wash Waists An elegant lot of
waists, mostly size 36, worth from tip, all at 89c.
V, R, BENNETT Gl
no long record
OlR MAIM SOIRCB OF WEALTH.
Valne of Farm Products Away t"p In
Chicago Inter Ocean.
During the fiscal year 1901 foreign coun
tries purchased American farm produce to
the value of $962,000,000. This was aa In
crease over 1900 of over, $100,000,000, and
was $560,000,000 In excess of our agricul
tural Imports. For tbs eight months end
ing February, 1902, we sold abroad farm
products to the value Of $633,878,000, giving
a total for the twenty months ending with
February of $1,685,673,000.
Of the exports In 1901. cotton had a value
of $315,106,047; breads tuffs. $776,694,618;
meat products. $186,106,073; live animals,
$62,068,876; dairy products, $9,403,722. The
figures for breadstuffs represented the high
est value recorded since 1898.
Measured In value, the exports of meat
products during 1901 were the largest on
record, although there was a falling off in
the quantity of hog products. There was
a loss of 66,080.988 pounds In bacon, an
Increase of 20,167,928 pounds In hams, and
an Increase of 5,443,928 pounds in pickled
For the eight months ending February.
1902, there waa a falling oft of 82,000,000
pounds In our exports of bacon aa com
pared with the same months In 1901. but an
increase in value. There was an increase
of 22,600,000 pounds In our exports of bams
and an Increase in value of $1,886,000. There
was a falling off of $21,600,000 In the ex
ports of breadstuffs, ths marked decrease
being in corn.
IS 1892, 79 per cent of our exports waa
agricultural products. There was a steady
decline to 66 per cent In 1897, sn Increase
to 71 per cent In 1898. a decline to 61 per
cent in 1900, and an Increase of 65 per cent
in 1901. The last reports of the Agricul
tural department show that, notwithstand
ing the phenomenal Increase In our manu
factures, tbe products of the farm are our.
main source of wealth. '
Philadelphia Preen: "He's fat and lazy
looking, that's a fact, but he's wideawake,
1 tell you."
"of course, but isn't he Just as wide
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "I ee that tlie
Jailed officers of the cruiser Chicago are
confined In the prison of St. Mark."
"I wonder If they will be the lions of BL
Mark's when they get back home agaJn."
Chicago Pout: ".Does your husband like
"Well, I'm not Jiwt sure. He eays he
does, but 1 notice he is usually detained at
the office so late that he has to get dinner
uptown whenever we are without a girl."
Washington Post: "Your friend has a
very sensitive dlononltlon."
"No," answered Mine Cayenne; "she Is
one of the people who asHiime to be sensi
tive, when they are merely Irascible."
Philadelphia Press: Towne I hear Nu
ritch took you to lunch at the "Walledoff"
yesterday. I suppose he expected to cut
quite a dash.
Browne Well, everybody who saw the
way he handled hla knife expected him
to cut quite a gaxh.
Detroit Free Preas: Miss Minx There
are some words over which I always
stumble. Now, for Instance, how do you
Binks I don't. 1 always mention hla
home address. -
Cleveland Plain Dealer: ' "A prominent
restaurant keeper in New' York has just
ssarrleci one of the girls In hie employ.
"Another proof, I suppose, of the des
perate straits to which restaurant keepara
are put In an effort to keep down ex
penses." SIMMER'S COHIKO.
Tripping o'er the hilltops, ,
Gliding through the meadows.
Summertime Is throwing
Oft the wintry shadows.
Roses now are waking,' '
Stretching leave ami yawning, I
Waiting for the raaglo
Of some fair Juno morning;.
Hosts of cherry blossoms ' .
Point, with snovy fingers.
To Dame Nature's storehouse, .
Where their rich fruit Uuaara,
Wealth of many agea ' '
Patient plows are turning,
Boll and warmth and moisture
For ths harvest yearnlnc
Summer's surety coming;
Let us lAa
And fare forth
to meet her.
Wlnslde, Neb. BELLE W1LLBY OUE.
' 16th and
ij . Harney Sts.
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