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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1D02.
Tiie umaha Daily Bee
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(Seal.) M. B. MUNOATE,
It eem that a few plank In that bill
board ordinance are gtlll loose.
Bae ball fans can' take consolation
that the present wet spell la not Inter
fering with any home games.
After finishing their tour of the state,
member of the Commercial club trade
excursion will need no Introduction, to
the map of Nebraska.
Canada la making great efforts to en
courage Immigration. If Canada only
had the natural resources of the United
Btatea It would get all the population.
Pretty soon Omaha will get tired of
being held up to retain headquarters of
fraternal Insurance organisations. There
U such a thing as working the game too
Ex-Senator Pettlgrew owea It to him
self to come out and tell whether or not
the report Is true that he has become
o disloyal to silver as to become part
owner of a California gold mine.
Uncle Sam may be willing to engage
In reciprocity with tbe people of the
West Indies, but they will have to as
sure him that they will not smuggle
any of their volcanoes across the line.
For sttyie Inscrutable reason Nebraska
folk bare declined point blank to be
eome stampeded by the silly yellow
Journal fake about a smouldering vol
cano about to break loose right under
Cremation advocates are finding en
couragement for their propaganda lu the
cremation of the remains of the victims
of the Mount Felee horror. No other
way would serve to Dispose satisfac
torily of the half-burned bodies.
The corporations always have able at
torneys In their employ to plead for tax
exemption for them before every assess
ing body and every equalizing board.
The rank and file of taxpaylug cttl
tens must depend on volunteers to rep
reaeut their Interests and voice their de
mands. Jt Is really wonderful how the rail
roads can agree to the fraction of a cent
on what should be charged for trans
portation of passengers aud freight and
yet differ by thousands of dollars on the
value of locomotives, freight cars and
other equipment that command standard
price on the market
The, local Bryaulte organ makes fran
tlo appeal that democrats for principle
and not democrats for spoils be sent to
their coming state convention. Demo
crat for principle, however, have been
pretty well snuffed out in Nebraska
tunc funlon has been the watchword
and spoils the only cohesive bond of
The Interstate Commerce commission
I beginning another investigation Into
alleged discriminating rate made by the
railroads for the benefit of Chicago live
took packers. Now watch railway of
ficial and favored shipper suffer a
udden and uuexplalnable lapse of
memory a soon as the subpoena are
served on them to appear to give testi
mony. It is announced that the frightful air
ship accident at Pari the other day will
have no effect In deterring the aeronaut
from continuing their effort and ex
1 perl menu to devise practical means tor
aerial navigation. This i doubtle troa
a it ha' been true of every great Lne
of Inventive progre where success Has
teen achieved only over almost Iciur
mountabl obstacle and often at the
cost of human life. The risk la great,
but o 1 the reward, and each etback
can only be temporary. - -
KEEP TIIKM RKFURK THE HOARD.
Before the Stnte Board of Equaliza
tion completes Its assessment of railroad
property in Nebraska for the current
year It should carefully study the as
sessment of railroad property for the
past twelve years In comparison with
the grand assessment roll for the same
Orand Assessed Rati
Assm't Roll. way Val'n.
IW $184,770,304.54 I2M54,221.05
WM 183,138.236.28 2fl.2S5.917. SO
1M 186.432.S7. 71 29.339,631.00
U9I 194.7S3.124.7S 2S.574.1S8. 00
1894 183,717.498.78 27,1,178.60
1895 171,468,207.48 25.423,308.00
1896 167.078,:70.87 25,424,708.00
1897 15,192.736.42 '25.561,720.70
189S 167.810.764.79 26,108.93. 80
1899 169.105.906.10 24.106,450.10
1900 171.747.69S. 41 26,846.736.90
1901 174,439,095.45 28,422,732.39
Thfse figures speak for themselves.
They show a marked change In the ratio
of taxes paid by the railroads as com
pared with the taxes paid on other prop
erty. They show a decrease In the val
uation of railroads from ?29.8."4.221 to
$26,422,732, a shrinkage of 12 per cent
notwithstanding the fart that the mile
age had Increased since 1890 by nearly
600 miles, or over S2.000.0O0, at the av
erage valuation of $1,000 a mile. On
the other hand the decrease In valuation
of all other property during the same
period has been from 1154,020,083 to
$143,007,303. or $0,018,720, which Is only
4V4 per cent At the same ratio of de
crease the assessment of the railroads
for 1001 would have been $28,508,781
plus $2,000,000 for the new mileage,
making $30,508,781 Instead of $26,422,
732. Such a valuation, however, would still
have been far below the relative value
of the railroad property to all other tax
able property In Nebraska. Instead of
being assessed for one-sUth of the grand
assessment roll, the railways of Ne
braska should, according to the most
conservative .estimate of value, consti
tute one-fourth of the grand total, or
somewhere near $50,000,000. . The aggre
gate market value of the railroads of Ne
braska Is over $300,000,000, and at the
ratio of 1001, which was one-sixth,
should have been assessed at $50,000,000.
Because former boards have persist
ently closed their eyes to these facts and
simply accepted figures prepared for
them by thb corporation officers affords
no reason for the continuance by the
present board of the Inequitable system
of railway assessment by which the bur
den of taxation of one-fourth of the
property has been shifted upon the own
ers of the other three-fourths. This sys
tematic evasion of taxes by the railroads
Is responsible for the yearly increase of
the state debt, which has now overrun
the constitutional limit twenty times.
PLAN DECLARED IMPRACTICABLE.
The Board of Expert appointed by
the postmaster general and the secre
tary of the treasury to consider the
post-check currency plan for the trans
mission of small sums of money safely
through the- mall, for which bills are
pending In congress, reached the con
clusion that the plan would be Incon
venient and troublesome. Chief among
the objections to the scheme Is the fact
that It would Involve the two depart
ments In a confusion of double book
keeping, aa the proposed notes would
have to be presented and cashed at the
postofflces and afterward sent to the
treasury for redemption.
The board will recommend the adop
tion of a modified form of the Canadian
money order system, which furnishes
engraved notes for different small sums,
beginning at 15 cents and running up as
high as $2.50. It will be. proposed
that the United States fractional notes
run no higher than $2 and that' for each
note, whatever Its size up to one dollar,
one cent be charged, so that for two
or three cents at the outside almost any
sum can be procured by combination,
up to the point where the money order
proper would come Into play. It' Is
pointed out that this Is not so con
venient for those sending money as the
post-check system would be, but the ex
pert objections made to the practical
operation of that system probably put It
out of consideration.
That the present money order system
can be improved upon there is no doubt.
The fact that it does not entirely suit
the people Is proved by the persistency
of their habit of transmitting small
sums by draft, paper money and postage
stamps Instead of by money order. The
plan proposed by the Board of Experts
seems to meet the requirement
TH CORONATION EMBASSIES.
There was an Interesting talk In the
United States senate a few days ago on
the subject of the embassies which will
represent this government at the coro
nations of the king of Great Britain and
the King of Spain. It was brought on
by a proposed amendment to the army
appropriation bill providing that no
money appropriated by the measure
should be expended in defraying the ex
penses of any one In going to, or coming
from, or in attendance upon the corona
tion of any hereditary king, prince, or
While it wa shown that there was a
majority in the senate opposed to the
amendment and it waa withdrawn, it
was also shown that senators generally.
irrespective of party, do not regard with
favor the sending of special embassies
by our government to the coronation of
monarchs. Senator Bailey of Texas took.
the position that It wa not the proper
thing for tbla republic to be represented
on such an occasion by a special em
bassy and be questioned the right of
the president to send representative of
tbla character. In this he was supported
by Senator Hoar and Senator Spooner.
Mr. Hoar ld that the point presented
by Mr. Bailey, that we ought not ordi
narily to pay mark of respect to other
countries, whatever may be their form
of government, that they do not pay to
n. wa well taken and unanswerable.
and he-thought that practice ought not
to go on. Seuator Spooner expressed
the opinion taat no ambassador can be
ent from th United States to a foreign
court without a nomination to the sen
ate and confirmatory action by that
body, consequently the gentlemen who
will specially represent this government
at tho coronations of the British and
Spanish kings are not properly ambassa
dors, but rather In the character of
special agents of the president.
Inasmuch as these so-called embas
sies had been appointed and one of them
had already departed. It was thought
that It would be ungracious on the part
of the senate to take any unfavorable
action, which might be regarded as an
affront, but what was said upon the
matter was quite sufficient to show that
the predominating view in the senate Is
against special embassies of this char
acter and It Is not to be doubted that
public sentiment Is overwhelmingly op
posed to having the government thus
represented at coronations. It Is well
to cultivate In all proper ways the
friendship and good will of foreign na
tions, but It Is, not necessary to this
that the republic be specially repre
sented at the crowning of kings. We
have diplomatic representatives at Lon
don and Madrid who are competent to
perform whatever functions are neces
sary In connection with the coronations
and that should be satisfactory to those
governments and undoubtedly would be.
At all events, there will be general con
currence In the view expressed by Seu
ator Hoar that we should not go on
showing marks of respect to other
countries that they do not pay to us.
THB OREUOtt VAMPAlON.
Tha campaign In Oregon Is not at
tracting much attention outside of that
state, but the result of the election next
month will be regarded with great In
terest. The Issue will be the support
of President Roosevelt's administration,
says the Portland Oregonlan, "not only
on expansion, but relative to the trusts
also, and the dependencies, and arid
land and lease laws. The issue is one
In which the patriotic impulse of our
people and their material welfare coin
cide. A Btato and congressional ticket
here, thoroughly friendly to the presi
dent, has been nominated on a platform
specifically commending bis various
policies and It will be elected." There
has been some disaffection among the
Oregon republicans, but this seems to
be disappearing and there is good reason
for expecting they will win, as the
democrats are standing upon the last
national platform of their party.
A decisive republican victory In Ore
gon would certainly have a generally
good effect upon republicans, though
there is nowhere any indications that
the party is not well satisfied with tho
political situation or is lacking in con
fidence regarding" the future. The
strenuous efforts of the democrats in
congress to make political capital out
of conditions In the Philippines have
already failed. The indiscriminate as
sault upon our soldiers, whose fidelity
and patriotism have never been ex
celled, Is resented by all fair-minded
men, while the attempt to bring re
proach upon the government and the
country for a partisan purpose Illus
trates the utterly unpatriotic spirit of
these democrats. Republicans are well
satisfied with the course of the admin
istration In endeavoring to enforce the
anti-trust and interstate commerce laws,
confident that the president Is sincere
in the purpose to protect the people
against the unlawful practices of the
corporations and combinations. There is
nothing in the political situation which
need cause republicans doubt or appre
hension. The United States senate committee
on public lands has voted to sell to the
town of Valentine 720 acres of land now
an unused part of the Niobrara military
reservation for $2 an acre. If our sen
ators and representatives could Induce
congress to sell to the city of Omaha the
eighty acres of the Fort Omaha military
reservation, which was originally do
nated to the United States government
by citizens of Omaha, at five times the
price fixed on the land near Valentine,
Omaha would cheerfully honor the draft
While the council 1 figuring out the
ratio of gas pipe mileage In Omaha aud
South Omaha we would suggest that
the attorneys of the gas company figure
out how much they would save by ex
panding the valuation of the company'
property in South Omaha, where the tax
rate wa 55 last year as against 34 mills
in Omaha. Are they not trying to jump
from the f rytnv pan into the fire In seek
ing to Impress the equalization board
that their interests In South Omaha are
much larger than heretofore credited?
New York City will worry along this
year without its annual police parade
because the withdrawal of the patrol
men from their district deprives the
city of needed police lotectlon. The
police parade serves no useful purpose
exceot as a spectacle and the good rea
sons that have led to its discontinuance
in New York City apply equally else
It i just possible, although the
thought i rather unpalatable, that the
opposition in the senate to the action
of the president In naming a special
ambassador to represent the United
State at the coronation ceremonlea of
King Edward VII. would not be so deep
drawn had one of the reverend senators
been selected for the mUslon.
I It not a trifle late in the day to tell
us that the Kansas City platform I "one
of the grandest political document ever
written t" The people voted their opin
ion of that document and registered an
adverse verdict by a decisive majority.
A Msaalr Doobt.
It's a wis railroad that knows it ewi
Lay Mlass at Work.
Inasmuch a th geologists a ad eollege
professors assert that they know absolutely
nothing of the prim cause of volcanlo
eruption. It I apparent that the matter
vul have to settled fey Uwm eatloout
scientific authorities that assemble nightly
In the corner grocery stores and furnish
the final solution of all the problem that
puzile and vex mankind.
Sot m New Eaperleo.ce.
It Is nothing new for the American sol
dier to be abused. In the '60 they were
called "Abe Lincoln' hirelings" and they
didn't mind that a bit, either.
Draft on Imaa-laatloa.
The rediscovery of Pat Crowe Is proof
that the enterprising newspaper men of
the wild west are sometimes a little pushed
for subject for their imagination to play
Prompt Aid to tho Helpless.
The action of congress and the president
give official sanction to the movement
for the relief of the Martinique sufferer
and the movement will doubtless become
national. The prompt appropriation of
$500,000 by congress will show the world
that Americans know how to act a well
a talk, and the magnitude of the appro
priation will be very favorably commented
Good Trast to Tackle.
New York Tribune.
No matter what may happen to the
miners of anthracite coal tha outlook for
consumer whose means are modest can
not be regarded as highly encouraging. The
companies which control the production
have already announced a steady and pro
gressive advance In schedule rates, and this
final month of spring is so cruelly cold
that almost everybody except the owners
of the mines 1 shivering.
Feebleness of Haraanlty.
The Martinique catastrophe, the Johns
town flood, the Galveston horror and cy
clones like those at St. Louis and Louis
ville some years ago show with terrible
clearness the utter helplessness of man
against the aroused forces of nature. Hu
manity Is prone to vaunt Itself upon 1U
achievements, but It littleness Is demon
strated swiftly and fatally when con
fronted with fire, flood or tempest In their
Fake Spouter of Hot Air.
Kansas City Star.
The Omaha correspondent of a Chicago
paper report that "after a silence of thirty
years Mount Iona (In Cedar county, Ne
braska), the only volcano In the United
States, I sending out smoke and steam,
and some of the people In the surrounding
country say low rumblings can be heard."
The public will firmly decline to become
excited over this patriotic attempt to boost
a home Industry unless it is supplied with
a few sample bottles of the smoke and
steam and given direct telephone connec
tion with the low rumbling.
BOMB OTHER IPHEAVALS.
Recollection of the Java Ernptloa
Nineteen Yeara Ago,
It is Inevitable that the Martinique dis
aster should recall the tremendous Kra
katoa eruption of August 26, 18S3, to which
It bears some resemblance In the frightful
loss of life and the destruction of the
vessels In the harbor. But the Krakatoa
eruption was on a much vaster scale. The
loss of life will never be known, but a
Belgian engineer who was an eye-wltneas
ha estimated that over 100,000 were killed
In the course of the general upheaval, which
began with Krakatoa' and involved about
two-thirds of the forty-six volcanoes In the
Java group. The nolsa was heard 2,000
miles, the' fiery claders' set fir to
ship far out at sea,r the dust filled the
atmosphere of the whole earth and gave
those wonderful red sunsets of the following
months, A huge tidal wave swallowed up
Anjers and other cities and 11 the light
house in the straits of Sunda were de
stroyed. Perhaps the most frightful feature
of the disaster as reported by this eye
witness was the destruction of the ship.
From' his elevated station he could see them
gliding from all quartera, with no apparent
motive power, toward a common center.
Then the aea opened and one after another
they shot down into a hissing caldron,
where the bottom of the sea had fallen out.
Senator Hale has just placed a magnifi
cent bathtub In the capltol at Washington
for his personal use.
Pleasant A. Hacklemaa, ths only Indiana
brigadier general killed in the civil war,
Is the only name of an Indiana man on the
soldiers' monument dedicated in Indian
apolis this week.
Baron Yanoiuke Iwasakl, the richest
merchant of Japan, ha started on a trip
around the world. He is now on bla way
to Europe and will spend a few months
there before coming to America.
.Life Is not "all beer and skittles" even
for Plerpont Morgan, who, wherever he
goes 1 continually pestered for tip as to
safa investment.. This is especially the
ease when he is in London, where, as a
consequence, he Is compelled to avoid going
Veterana on both sides of th civil war
are deeply Interested in preventing the
destruction of two historic buildings in St.
Louis. In one Julia Dent became the wife
of Ulysses S. Grant, and in the other th
Ill-fated Sarah Knox Taylor wa mad the
brld of Jefferson Davis.
A newspaper writer who sought to Inter
view Secretary Bhaw on soma question of
the moment waa met with a gentle but a
firm refusal. "I am too recently com her
to have an opinion, much leas to glv on
for publication. I would rather talk after
going out of office than just after coming
in. Come around when I go out and I'll
give you something then."
While making speech In favor of ad
mitting Arizona and New Mexico a on
stat Congressman Lacy referred to tb
probability that Delegate Smith and Rodey
might then become United States senators.
"And they would be a fin pair," h added.
"To draw to," said Rodey, who sat nearby.
Lacey looked at the man from New Mexico
a moment and then said with Impressive
solemnity: "I do not know what th gen
tleman means." Then everybody acid:
"Oh, no," for It la believed that tb Iowa
congressman knows th value of a pair of
aces about as well aa any pokr player in
"Tb late General Colli," say th
Springfield (Mas.) Republican, "wa a
true Irish fighter and did brilliant service
la th civil war, which should aot be for
gotten. He wa not 24 years old when he
earned at Fredericksburg, aa colonel of tb
On Hundred and Fourteenth Pennsylvania,
a medal from congress for- bravery. His
regiment, whoa original nucleus, a com
pany of "Zouaves d'Afrlque," was raised by
him, distinguished itself at Chaaeellore
vill by taking and holding for some time
tb breastwork defended by Trimble' di
vision of confederates, and he waa recom
mit) (fed as brigade commander, but was
Invalided tor som months by typhoid
fsver. In th Mine Run campaign he had
a horse shot under him. At Spottsylvanl
be won th prala of General Orant and
was mad brigadier general. At Peters
burg. April I. 1865. be led the On Hundred
and Fourteenth Pennsylvania and the Sixty-
first Massachusetts In person, retaking th
works th Ninth eorps had tost after storm
Ing them, and for thb be wa brvtud
major geaaral at Grant's request."
Live Nebraska Towns
WAYNE-Where Work Wins.
Wayne, county teat of Wayne county, a
city of the second clasa. according to
law, but first class in every other par
ticular, which, at the last eenau taken
two years ago, had a population of Ml!,
hut now ha a population of over 2.500,
Is located In about the center of the best
agricultural county In the state certainly
If crops are considered namely, north
east Nebraska. It is situated on a
plateau and low graceful hills near the
center of Wayne county, north of the
south fork of the Logan, and occupies
over a square mile of beautifully platted
land. Long row of residence from the
plain and modest house of the workman
and printer to the large and beautiful
mansions of a class of wealthy and push
ing business men, of which Wayne baa
many. The High school and ward school
buildings are situated on sightly locations
and are under the supervision of a splen
did corps of teachers wksely selected by
an able Board of Education. On Main and
Second streets are situated rows of stone,
brick and frame buildings and shops,
while three grain elevators, a number of
farm Implement warehouse, lumber yard,
flour mill and live atock market make up
a portion of the city. The brick yards
plant of J. F. Sherbahn, one of the largest
In the state, employing sixteen to twenty
five men with a capacity of 2,500,000 brick
per season, Is one of the chief Industries,
which not only supplies the home demand,
tut furnishes brick to many points through
out the north part of the state.
The Nebraska Normal college is most
beautifully located in the north part of
the city, with it four commodious dor
mitories, with another building and a
large brick addition to the main college
building to soon be constructed. This great
Institution of learning, with its 400 stud
ents, a bee-hive of Industry which has
become extremely popular throughout the
northwest, and with students from nearby
states, is conducted by its founder. Pro
fessor J. M. Pile, one of the ablest edu
cators In the west, assisted by an able
corps of teacher. It Is the pride of the
Wayne has three newspapers, the Her
ald, Democrat and Republican, that take
BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE.
Mlaor Eveat of Iaterest Sketched oa
Representative F. H. Gillett of Massachu
setts waa presiding over the committee of
the whole In the house the other day and the
congressmen were unusually turbulent and
unruly. The speaker could not make them
selves heard and Mr. Gillett used the gavel
until his arms ached. Finally he said:
"The members must sit down In the aisles."
"Immediately the house burst into a roar
of laughter. Mr. Gillett could not under
stand what had caused the merriment snd
finally called Champ Clark, who happened
near the speaker' desk, to come up and
explain what waa the matter.
"Why, you told the member to sit down
la the aisles," said Clark, "and you ar a
near neighbor of Boston. Tou'H not be able
to appear in Massachusetts society for
two years at least."
"Oh, I see," said Mr. Gillett, seriously.
"What I Intended to say wa that the mem
ber in th aisle should take their seats."
"Congratulate you on the fine reception
which I beard you . were honored with out
In Indiana," some on remarked to Senator
Fairbanks, wbo had just returned from th
republican convention in Indianapolis.
"That reminds me," said ths senator, "of
an old but always good story. In a sleep
ing car a man was snoring most loudly and
nobody else in the car could sleep. Finally
it was decided to awaken him and compel
him to quit suorlng or atay awak. So after
much difficulty be wa arouied.
" 'What's th trouble ?' he asked.
" 'Tour snoring keep everybody in the
car awake and it has got to atop.'
" 'How do you know I snored f questioned
the disturber of the peace.
" 'We heard you,' wa the reply.
" 'Well,' said tb man who snored, aa h
turned over to go to sleep again, 'don't
bellev all you hear. "
Representative Sulzer went down Into the
house restaurant th other day rather un
decided aa to what he should order for his
lunch, reports the Washington Times, He
sat down at a table, picked up a menu card
and glanced over it, looked on the back
cover and then threw It down, much a a
man would do whose appetite was on a
strike and who wa endeavoring to devla
some plan cf arbitration.
"I really don't exactly know what I do
want," he said, rather Indifferently, to the
colored individual wbo stood at the back of
"Have one of dem nice pootah-house
steaks, Mr. Sulzer," suggested the obse
. "Whatl" exclaimed th New York repre
sentative. "Oeorge, you must mistake m
for J. Plerpont Morgan, or a Standard Oil
magnate. I'm a poor man: only a member
of congress, and I can't afford to eat beet
steak. Besides, I've only $64 wtth m
today, and I would very much dlallke to
have part of tb bill tor my lunch charged.
No, Oeorge, just bring me a ham sandwich."
"When William Jennings Bryan wa at
Jacksonville, Fla., with hi Nebraaka regi
ment, waiting to be sent into Cuba, I hap
pened to visit th Nebraskans' camp one
day," said Mr. Ollson Wllletts of New
Tork to the Washington Post. "Colonel
Bryan was about to Inspect a Mississippi
regiment which was camped near the west
erners, and I walked over to watch the
"Tb Mlsalsstpplans were a fine looking
lot and presented an unbroken front as ths
Nebraska colonel rod before them. I
never saw a regiment make a better ap
pearance. When the sturdy Nebraskan
reached tb center of th regiment I no
ticed a sudden break in lb line. A rifle
waa thrown down and a stalwart Mlssla
slpplan rushed out toward the colonel.
" 'Be you. Colonel Bryan T b asked, aa
h extended hi hand to tb officer. 'I've
always wanted a chance to shake your
hand. You certainly are tb Moses of th
democratic party. You've got th nerv
to say what you think and Mississippi's
"Tb break in tb ceremony did not seem
to annoy Colonel Bryan. He smiled gra
ciously at tb fellow and mad a remark
about being glad to meet blm. Tha Missis
slpplan looked a foot taller aa he mad hi
way back to bis place In line. I hav sees
lots of satisfied smile, but that fellow from
th wood of Mississippi was the best
picture of happlnes I ever aw."
Th house committee on naval affairs was
1 session. As th members wer consider
ing important matters th discussion was
mors or less heated. Tb day was warm and
ths window which look out ea th wblta
marble walls ef the court of th capltol
were wlds open. Mr. Kttchln wa giving hi
views whea ths strain of "Oo 'Way Back
and Bit Down," by a steam calliope, found
their way Into tb room. Mr. Mudd arose
from bis seat, took hla bat from th rack
and departed from tb room. Tb muU
seemed to be getting asarar ' aad Mr.
especial pride In directing their best ef
fort to upbuild. ng Wayne and Wayne
county. About 150 placM ef business cater
to the wants of the people and supply
everything ncccusarv l a metropolitan
city and a thickly settled country. The
cltlienshtp cannot be excelled and no city
of its tlit can boast of a more liberal,
temperate or wide-awake community, even
the only two saloons that pay a license of
$1,600, each are considered the most law
abiding and properly conducted place of
their kind In tb atate.
The city owns a system of water work
and electric light that 1 not excelled In
any city of It six or much larger in Ne
braska. It is on a paying bails and give
the best of satisfaction, much to the credit
of the mayor, an efficient council and a
first-class electrician and engineer.
Wayne also baa a splendid telephone ex
change and three splendid rural free de
livery mall route running from the post
ofllce in different direction into th sur
The city' four banking Institutions are
of great force In the building up of the
city the Flrat National, the Citizen', the
State Bank of Wayne and the Wayne
National. The statements of the institu
tions show nearly three-quarters of a
million of dollars on deposit.
There are six churches, Presby
terian, Methodist, Baptist, English and
German Lutheran and Roman Cathcllo.
The handsome building of the Methodist
and Presbyterian cost over $17,000
and $14,000 respectively and would be a
credit to any city. Upon a beautiful ele
vated sight in the northwest part of
Wayne stands a handsome brick and stone
courthouse, with all modern Improvements,
costing about $50,000 complete.
Wayne Is situated on the C, 6t. P., M. A
O. railway and the stock shipment and
business done at this station is larger
than at any other point of the road. The
country surrounding Wayne Is composed of
the best of agricultural lands. Corn, cattle
and hogs are staple productions, while
wheat, oata and barley do exceedingly well.
A splendid market la afforded for all
products. Stockralstng and cattle feeding
is also a great industry.
, W. H. M'NEAL.
Wheeler followed Mr. Mudd. Mr. Dayton
next discovered that Kttchln was not saying
anything that Interested him and he closed
th door of the committee room from tb
outside. Mr. Loudenslager and Mr. Bull
held a whispered converaatlon and smiled
defiantly at Chairman Foe as they made
tracks In the direction of tb circus parade.
So th member of th committee faded
away until Mr. Kltchln was talking to a
single auditor Mr. Fosa.
"Mr. Chairman," said Mr. Kltchln, sud
denly breaking off from his argument, "that
circus parade must be a pretty good one
or else the committee would have remained
to listen to my remarks. I move that the
committee postpone consideration of the
needs of the navy until the circus leaves
Mr. Foes declared the motion carried and
then he and Mr. Kltchln hurried to the edge
of the capltol grounds to see the elephants
Dennis Flynn, delegate to congreas from
Oklahoma, la putting in giant licks for the
admltaion of his territory to statehood.
When that event shall have happened
"Denny" will claim the credit of having
hailed from more states than any other
man in Congress. He was born In Penn
sylvania, removed to New York, admitted
to the bar in Iowa, an editor la Kansas,
and now delegate from Oklahoma, which
he hopes to represent In the United
States senate after it becomes a state.
In Juyeuile Department
Speaking of bargains let us tell you about some very
swell suits we are going to sell at the above price FRIDAY
AND SATURDAY ONLY. There's about 250 of them in
the different styles that we have marked for a quick sale.
Suits whose actual values are 4.00, $5.00 and $0.00. The
backward spring and the want of room for "hot weather
arrivals," is the cause of this reduction and quick sale.
They are all high grade suits and you are sure of a real
bargain when you attend this sale.
Here ia a line of Juvenile Suits in neat little
checks; sizes 3 to 8 years
We've marked QI O for quick
these vPs)0J sale.
Here is a line of Norfolk Suits in dark small
stripes that are very pretty and jaunty, sizes 5 to 9
We've marked Q! f for quick
them ...... vp,eOv sale.
Here are several lines of Double-Breasted Jackets
and Pants Suits and Fancy Worsted and Serge
Suits that are great values sizes 7 to 12 years.
We've marked (RfJ CIO 'ox ciulclc
them. ..... iTp.sW.Ov sale.
Here's a line of two-piece all wool fancy cheviot suits,
sires 14, 15, 16 and a few 13 years we've marked them
$2.50 for quick sale.
Here's a line of double breasted black cheviot suits,
ages 12 to 16 years. We've marked them. $2.50 for quick
Here's one 6 years, 2 ten years, and one 11 years size,
bicycle suits that we've also marked in this sale at $2.50.
Aad larce lias of boys' all wool faaey cheviots, fcstse
posits, la slsss IS, 14, IB aad IS year. These the beat
Talne yea ever saw for tho price Jaat thlok.
Aboot tk prloo ef the bstton aad thread. Those are
,r.4. eha.co. yo. wo.'t Mm every er o oesae early.
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
It S. Wilcox, Manager.
TIPS rota SCUTTLE II a.
Democrats In rareas Acewaed of
Misrepresenting the Party,
Chicago Chronicle (dem.)
Senator Fnraker I not the best author
ity on the tjbject of democratic policy and
action, but when b made th statement
the other day that even a democratic ad
ministration would not abandon the Philip
pines he waa eminently correct.
Ther might be a dcmnrratlo president,
and congress In both branches might have
a two-thirds democratic majority, and yet
there would be no acuttl In the Philip
pines. Ther I not now and there never will be
a political party In this country which,
clothed with responsibility and authority,
would surrender a foot of soli belonging
to the great republic except as a matter of
necessity at the ond of a bloody and dis
It la to b hoped that a democratlo ad
ministration at Washington would luaugu
rat free ' government In the Philippines.
With such a government even In prospect
there would be no motive for a scuttl.
The talk In certain democratic circle
about abandoning the Philippines I not
only unauthorized and atupld; it Is dis
honest. If a popular vote could be had on thl
proposition more republican than demo
crats would be found on tb aid of the
Washington Star: "Don't brag," said
UncHe Khen. "If you Isn't a wonder, It don'
do no good, an' If you In, you doesn hat
ter." Philadelphia Press: Cftssldy My. oh! my,
but he likes to hear hlmspl' talk, don't he?
Caory Faith, he do so. Shure If he had
a habit av tnlkln' in tils sleep he'd set up
all night to lister, an' applaud.
Chlrago Tribune: "How can you tell real
cut glass from the Imitation?" asked Mrs.
"Voa can't always," said Mr. Gaswell,
"but when anybody offers you a piece of
real cut glass for 15 cents don't buy It."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "An eastern man
refused to pay hla wife's wine bill because
he considered It exorbitant. It was $2,fii0."
"Oh, I don't suppose It waa the price that
annoyed. It must have been the awful ac
cumulation of empty small bottles."
Detroit Free Press: "There's a girl wbo
would lather remain single than be the
slave of any man."
"But Isn't she afraid of being lonesome?"
"Oh, no. She Is too busy on. her great
book, 'How to manage a husband.' "
Detroit Free Press: Mrs. Henpeck
Darling, what would you do If some hor
rid man would steal me and hold me for a
Henpeck Don't make me laugh. I've
got a headache.
Washington Star: "At this point," said
the author, "the plot thickens."
"Don't let It do that!" protested the man
ager. "Thin It out. If there's anything
that annoys the public It's a plot that can't
be seen through at a glance."
Baltimore American: "Isn't this awful?"
aked the common-looking man on the
crowded street car. "Isn't this awful?
Why there are already 165 people on thl
"it Is- awful," agreed the person ad
dressed, who was a street railway mag
nate. "It la awful. There ought to be at
least twt-nty more In here. I 11 take that
conductor's number and have him on the
THB COCKTAIL OF CONTENT
A. Bart Horton.
A drink that balm to sadness.
Life's sorrows to destroy: .
Just drop a lump of "gladness"
Into a cup of joy.
Dissolve a bit of "kindness"
In a dash or two of glee.
Then add a little "blindness"
To human frailty. '
Mix well wtth Llfe'a best "brightness,"
. "Unfailing -sympathy,". , . . . ,.,
Stir with the spoon whose 'lightness'
Is sllver'd charity.
'TIs a drink to drown all weariness,
Nectar of Godlike quaff,
Llght'nlng each heart with It cheerlness.
Making each algh a laugh.
fits like ours.
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