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CBL) ' M. B. HUNQATE,
The campaign for tax reform Is still
Trepare for the advent of the June
Where docs the Omaha Bridge and
Terminal concern terminate anyhow?
Mount Felee Jg performing for the
special entertainment of American geol
ogists. President Roosevelt bag been photo
graphed on horseback, and Henry Wat
tenon stands aghast
The small butchers bare their share of
troubles as well as the big butchers
and the beef packers,
For some reason or other those busl
Ati) men Juries have fulled to pan out
according to prospectus.
The Prussian Diet proposes to masti
cate Poland, but a Polish diet does not
set well on the German stomach.
An electric trust Is reported to be In
process of formation by the electric
supply dealers. Positively shocking.
The American minister to Austria has
keen transformed Into an ambassador,
but he will continue to do business at
the same stand at the same salary.
Nebraska Is probably the only state
In the union that does not tax express
companies, but express rates In Ne
braska are no lower than they are In
The Douglas County Democracy will
have to devise some scheme at once
to match In notoriety the Jacksonhtn
lockout or be content to go way back
and sit down.
Five thousand mechanics employed
In, the building trades In Denver have
decided to take a vacation. Manifestly
high altitudes do not prevent, the epl
demlc of spring fever.
. In view of the announcement that the
window glass combine Is unbroken and
all ths local concerns are In the com
bine, the weather man should hoist a
signal warning hail storms away from
If the Missouri dispenses this year
with Its usual June rise It will run the
risk of blotting Itself off the map of
navigable , rivers and destroying Its
eligibility to share in the dlstrlbutiop
tinder the. river aud harbor approprt
atloa bill. ' ' i
The Cuban republic has now been
running for a whole week and no revo
lution yet erupted. If Cuba cannot
Taecp pace with Haytl, San Domingo
nd the other volcanic Central Amerl
can republics that have a new govern
ment every week, she, will have to take
a back seat In the next Pan-Amerlcun
Mayor Moores ought to take out a
license for his matrimonial agency. The
law Is no respecter of persons and the
mayor cannot carry on a lucrative bus!
Bess as professional match maker with
out contributing to the expenses of the
city government any more than a prl
rate clrlten at the other eud of tele
phone No. 65. .jr. '
Articles of Incorporation havt been
filed for Tom Blackburn's latest octopus.
This, project has tentacles that will
reach out to all points of the compass,
with terminals at Omaha, South Omaha,
Flatumoutn, Ashland, Lincoln and Ne
braska City. Its chief terminal station
for some time to coma will be In the
state house at Lincoln, In the office
of tL secretary of atata, i . , , .
WHY THERt ARE SO MAT.
The large number of candidates that
aspire to the nomination of. governor
this year would Indicate that after all
the chief executives of Nebraska are not
overworked nor underpaid. The first
three governors of the state bad to be
content with a salary of $1,000 a year,
with no allowance for rent, fuel. Ice or
horse fodder. With a salary of $1,000 a
year the first governor of Nebraska gave
a banquet to the legislature that cost
hi ra $.V)0 and the measly and ungrateful
politicians that constituted that body,
after putting him to the expense of an
Impeachment trial, removed him from
office. ' ' '
After the adoption of the present con
stitution the salary of Nebraska's gov
ernor was raised to $2,500 a year, and at
this rate they continued to labor 313
days In the year with the usual Sunday
vacations and an occasional Junket
without threatening to resign on ac
count of a rise In the price of beef and
Five years ago the legislature voted
an allowance of $00 a month for rent to
the governor and n great rumpus was
raised over that lawless piece of ex
travagance. The legislature of 1807
came to the rescue with an appropria
tion of $20,000 for an executive mansion
to relieve the governor from the odium
of signing rent vouchers. The last leg
islature went the legislature of 1807 one
better. Having Installed, the governor
In one of the most aristocratic mansions
of the capital It voted him an allowance
of $1,500 a year for maintenance, fur
niture and repairs of the mansion, or
nearly three times as much as had ever
been appropriated for the offensive rent
charge. With this precedent established
our governors can now count reasonably
on a salary of $2,500 a year, a free resi
dence elegantly furnished and a very
UbeVul allowance for fuel to heat the
mansion, and flowers, music and re
freshments for an occasional state ban
quet and receptions and an evening
dress suit for the doorkeeper.
With these allurements In sight. Is It
any wonder that so many men are will
ing to sacrifice themselves on the altar
of their country and discharge some of
the disagreeable functions that devolve
upon the chief executive of the com
monwealth? SOME CROP STATISTICS.
The cereal crop statistics of last year,
as published by the Department of
Agriculture, show the most careful ef
fort to get at accuracy and may be re
garded as being as nearly correct as It
Is perhaps possible to, arrive at In
reference to this the New York Journal
of Commerce a paper that pays the
most thorough attention to such mat
ters and studies the statistics with
reference only to arriving at results
which will be for the best information
of the public, expresses doubt as to the
correctness of the figures of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, but admits that as
recently corrected they are probably
nearer to the truth than any other esti
There Is a wide discrepancy between
the reports of the census bureau and
those of the Agricultural department
but It Is of course quite Impossible to
determine which Is the more nearly cor
rect - The truth of the matter seems
to be that neither Is anywhere near ac
curate and the knowledge of this keeps
those who are Interested In the matter
constantly guessing, when there should
really be no necessity at all for guessing
If the proper arrangements were made
by the government bureaus to ascertain
the grain acreage and the product This
ought not to be a very difficult matter
and yet it has never been properly and
adequately taken care of.
The general disposition will undoubt
edly be to accept the figures of the
Agricultural department as the most
authoritative and yet there are dis
crepancies in - the department reports
which compel a doubt as to their ac
curacy. The fact seems to be that
there Is more or less guesswork both as
to acreage and production and .there
ought to be an effort made to remedy
this. There Is no good reason why
the Agricultural department should not
obtain the facts regarding cereal pro
duction so thoroughly as to be practi
cally accurate. This is done In other
countries and it Is certainly practicable
here.. The matter is of considerable
Importance. Everybody desires . to
know what the annual production of
breadstuff Is and the government is
looked to to furnish this Important In
formation. There is at present a lack
of the system necessary to do this, but
it is by no meabs unattainable and It
rests with the Department of Agricul
ture to provide the necessary machln
ery. At present the prestige of the de
partment suffers from its inadequacy
in this particular respect.
THE CASAb COH TROVERS T.
It seems doubtful If the controversy
in regard to Isthmian canal routes will
be settled at the present session of con
greas. The Issue is so sharply drawn
that It appears questionable, whether a
compromise even can ' be reached . aud
yet manifestly it Is only through a com
promise that an adjustment can be
effected. It is perfectly obvious that
the advocates of the rival routes can
never get together and tbs'only possl
blltty of disposing of the matter seems
to be In the adoption of the proposition
to leave the question of selecting the
route to the president of the United
To this, however, there is opposition
which appears to be Insurmountable.
The resolution' of Senator Spooner,' au
thorising the president to select the
Panama route under certain, conditions,
but In the abaci; of these conditions
to proceed with' construction on the
Nicaragua route, has sppareutly been
burled In committee. The bill of Sen
atof Hoar, providing that the whole
question should be left with the presl
dent bas been adversely reported by the
senate committee on Isthmian canals and
in all probability will not be heard of
, What, ta' to bo ths. atcjptt. It ought
t bo pretty well understood by con
gress that public sentiment at present
Is not In favor of the Nicaragua route.
There Is no doubt that a majority of
the people believe that It would be un
safe to build a canal In a region which
ts filled with volcano and where
seismic disturbances are of frequent oc
currence. When an Interoceanic canal
is built It is desirable that It shall be
permanent and not liable to be at any
time destroyed by an earthquake or
some other upheaval of nature. It Is
pretty clearly demonstrated that a canal
on the Nicaragua route Would be con
stantly menaced by this danger, while
on the other bsnd a canal on the
Panama route would be absolutely free
from any such danger. In view of this
snd of the further fact that the Panama
canal could be constructed at a less cost
by many millions of dollars than a
canal on the Nicaragua route, It would
seem that there ought to be no further
controversy as to which route should
It Is alleged that the government of
Colombia is disposed to exact unreason
able terms, while the governments of
Nicaragua and Costa Rica are willing
to make any concessions which the
United States may ask. There is no
evidence that the Colombian govern
ment Is disposed to be unreasonable, but
if it shall show such a disposition then
it would . be wise to drop the canal
question until Colombia is willing to
make a fair and equitable proposition.
It were better to postpone indefinitely
the : building of an interoceanic canal
than to go into that enterprise under
conditions hazardous to Its perpetuity
or inimical to the interests of the United
The majority of the United States
senate committee on privileges and elec
tions has decided to pigeonhole the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
providing for the popular election of
United States senators. In this Instance
the unexpected has not happened. The
senate committee on privileges has al
ways represented the privileged classes.
The fool friends of Senator Hanna are
trying to boom him for the presidential
race In 1004, but Senator Hanna him
self has no Intention to stand for the
presidential nomination and is not likely
to be taken off his feet by spontaneous
demonstrations and ovations.
Republican candidates for congress In
Nebraska districts now represented by
fusionlsts are thicker than for many a
year. This very willingness to take
the. nominations must presage confi
dence that conditions favor the repub
No Passer of OTerslelasj.
President Pslma's term of office bids fair
to be as exciting as that of the first mayor
of a western mining camp.
Abllltr la Staeatepplag.
The gentlemen who wtU resolutions at
the democratic congressional conventions
are showing remarkable unanimity la skat
ing around .the Chicago and Kansas City
' " , .... Chicago Chronicle.
We ore now approaching the period of the
year when It become a question whether
It Is 'hotter to be suffocated with dust or to
pay for being inundated - by the vehicle
humorously called a "sprinkling" cart.
A Porteatoa Slga,
Great importance Is attached by English
military people to tho fact that General
Kitchener has smiled. The responsibilities
of on English officer are Indeed grave when
hla facial expression la endowed with so
much significance. -
. . Good Head to Honor, '
At last' a woman's head la to adorn a
United States posts g stamp. Very properly
this will be the head of Martha Washing
ton, th first mistress of tho "republican
court." Upon the new 8-cent stamp soon
to bo issued ' will appear in profile the
benign features of this grand colonial dam
th wlf of Washington.
. Grover as a Clcaa Shaver.
'"My friends," President Cleveland used
to say to undesirable office seekers whom
he knew he should turn down, "you must
find the rewards of party victory through
my election in th happiness which will
com to you from th vindication of your
principles." As a safety rasor, warranted
neither to leave a hair, aor out the skin
that was nice and sharp.
'A Csaeeded Trata.
Senator Hoar mad on statement ia his
recent speech that contained more truth
than all the rest of it He said: "You
are lighting - for sovereignty," That tells
th whole story and Is a complete Justifi
cation of th administration policy. A
government that will sot fight to estab
tlsh and maintain Its rightful sovereignty
should go out of buslnsss."
' nvlatloa Traditions Recalled.
It ts well, for many reasons, that the his
tory of revolutionary days, with th tradi
tions and principle then embraced, should
be called vlYtdly to mind. In welcoming
the French envoys w sr greeting the on
nation which was friendly to us In our
time of desperate need th on great
European power which, Ilk th United
State, stands for liberty' and democracy.
Float! nor Batteries of Peac.
While th formidable battleship Illinois
was crossing th Atlantte on her maiden
trip to attend King Edward's coronation
eremonles. th great French man-of-war
Oaulols was speeding westward with a
delegation of French army and navy officers
to participate In th unveiling of th
Rochambaau . monument at Washington
Th lovers of ."peac on earth ssd good will
toward man" will Sad satisfaction In these
International courtesies. When costly bat'
tleshlps are used in carrying about , th
nvoys of peac and good understanding
they are profitably employed. In so doing
they may secure advantage that with all
thslr guns they could not compel.
' Btoceat Eimattan at CssgrtM,
" i Chicago Nws.
It 11 slmpl lastlc t our Bard-worksd
confffossmca that th tacts sow collected
by tl worthy member of tb nous ahould b
prcVd broadcast throughout th land. Th
men.'r has keen aaaklac careful computa
Ui based spoa. ta who's umttr of
speeches delivered during th present ses
sion and the number of copies of these
speeches circulated in ths Congressional
Record and In other publications. Hla
figures. It must be confessed, are somewhat
vague and conjectural, but he (hloks b has
good grounds for th statement that con
gress ha already put Into circulation a
grand aggregate of 800,000,000 speeches.
This mesns an average of tour speeches
apiece for every man, woman and child In
the country. Including Illiterates, the Chinee
and those who read foreign languages only.
If all these copies of speeches wer to be
resd In a alngl day every one In th coun
try would have to read four speeches apiece
or one speech every six hours. To stats
It in another way. It all these copies are
ever to get themselves resd It will b
necesesry either that th 75,000,000 Ameri
cans read a speech a day for four days or
that four Americans read a speech a day
for 76,000,000 years.
MORAL COl RAGE.
And tao Illastratloa President Rose-
elt Is Giving of It. .
President Roosevelt Is showing rar
courage in dealing with army scandals in
the Philippines, such as the "water cure"
cases and other charges of cruelty. Ia a
letter to the Protestant Episcopal bishop of
Massachusetts th president declares that
he has reserved the right of review ia all
trials by court-martial, and he adds that
If necessary civil officials as well as army
officers will make the most thorough in
vestlgntlon of all charges of improper con
duct by Americans.
It will bs Impossible for President Roose
velt to take final action in regard to the
cases of ill-treatment of natives which has
been charged against officers of the United
States army without giving grave offense.
on on side or tho other. The nature of the
notnts at issue is such 'that In any event
there will be harsh criticism of the presi
dent's position. He will be denounced for
undue severity or else tor excessive leniency
to the accused officers.
Beyond doubt the president realizes this
fully. He has heard enough to make the
situation clear In that respect, both from
those who condone admitted charges of cru
elty, on one hand, and those who believe all
accusations and fiercely denounce the sol
diers of the nation who are said to have
been unduly harsh in crushing Filipinos in
revolt But he show not the slightest dis
position to dodge any burden of his office.
He will stand responsible for whatever de
cisive action may be taken in th case of
General Smith and all like cases in tho
It is well for the country that this Is to
be so, for President Roosevelt has the con
fidence of the army and the people alike,
especially as to all matters concerning th
honor of Americas soldiers and the Amer
Flattering; Trlbnte to Americas Skill
The most suggestive tribute that Europe
is paying to American thrift and com
mercial argresslveness Is the deputations of
worklngmen and othera frequently sent to
study our methods and to discover the
secrets of our marvelous advancement. The
occasional mutterlngs against our Com
mercial energy heard in certain continental
European countries bear further testimony
to tho overshadowing importance of th
United States as a competitor for the world's
trade. The Austrian suggestion of a year
or two afco that a coalition ahould bo formed
to obstruct our export trad did not prove
to he feasible and has not been pressed.
probaciy ror too reason advanced py an
eminent Vienna publicist some months since.
It was his view that it was a serious ques
tion . whether . tho , countries of central
Europe - are strong enough to make an
effective defense against tho American con
quest of foreign .markets. Bo this as It
may, the frequent discussion of the Ameri
can commercial . "peril"- in Europe, the
general desire exhibited there to Investigate
the sources of our prosperity and to study
our industrial organization show what an
object lession to the world our commercial
activity has become. '
Some time ago th British manufacturers
sent representatives to the United States
to visit our industrial establishments. Their
Investigations were intelligent and ' thor
ough. They announced In their report that
England would b out of the race with the
United States unless British workmen recede
from their opposition to labor-saving ma
chines and have a better organization of
labor. Delegations of workmen wer next
sent to the United States by the manufac
turers to study - our industrial conditions.
Among them was William Abraham, a mem
ber of Parliament and president of ths
South Wales Miners' federation. His in
spection of our industrial methods con
vinced him of their superiority and ho con
fessed to hla Glamorganshire constituents
recently that he had abandoned his preju
dices against labor-saving machinery..
CANT BEGIN TOO SOON.
Coal Barons to Receive ta Atteatloa
of the Government.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
It Is understood that tho anthracite coal
trust is to b attacked by tho administra
tion just ss soon as the government's suits
sgainM th railroad merger and the beef
trust are out of th wsy, if not earlier.
In fact, there or indications that tho coal
trust will b dealt with even before-these
cases aro finished. These suits sr soon
to come before th courts, and though th
defendants in each ess will be likely to
delay a decision as long as possible, It is
reasonably certain that th country will
know In a few weeks enough about the
anti-trust law of 1890 to se whether it
will b effective or not.
Th hard coal trust I certainly giving
sufficient provocation for assault. Th
prices of its product are going up steadily,
although this Is th season when consump
tion naturally falls off. There seems to be
no close relation In the coal case between
supply and demand on tho one aids and
prlc on th other. Th men who control
th bard coal output sr In a position to
fix their own prices without much regard
to production or consumption. They are
taking advantage of their power In the
present caa with a good deal of confidence
and success. Those who buy hard coal, and
they comprise a large part of tho people
of th entire country, aro absolutely at ths
mercy of the combine.
This is likely to bo a bad year for the
trusts. Several of them aro perniciously
actlv at this tlm snd arc Inviting th
attacks which they aro getting. It
would be a fin exploit for th administra
tion and ths country If th hard coal
monopoly should b hit before th coll
season begins. ''That trust bears nearly
as heavily on th popl as doe th beef
trust which Is being attacked at th pres
ent moment. There Is not much reason tor
doubt that th Sherman anti-trust law will
prov effective la th beef trust caa, and
also in th railroad merger. Tho monopo
lists in each of those combines sr show
ing symptoms of distress. They have aoms
of th shrewdest lawyer of th country s
their employ, but tho government also is
well provided with talent Th anthraclt
coal trust will b abl to read Its fat la
th vsrdlct which will be rendered la th
case of th railroad and th meat conspira
Live Nebraska Towns
FAIRBURY Fair and Fortunate.
Fair bury Is a city of nearly 4,900 Inhabi
tants. Th census of 1900 places It at
about 3,200, but it has grown wonderfully
since, so that at the late spring election
over 800 votes wer csst, which would, by
tho usual method of calculation, roak it
population In the neighborhood of 4,000.
Tho most noticeable feature of this llttl
city Is Its constant and steady prosperity.
It has never suffered a boom nor has It
ever felt the effect of th collapse of a
boom. Fslrbury property Is considered In
this vicinity as a better Investment than
farm property. I can recall two instance
this spring when men sold valuable Im
proved farms and invested their money In
Falrbury property, one buying six cottages
and the other a brick building In the busi
ness part of th city. The city is so snugly
built the citizens are mo much of the level
headed, conservative class snd th causes
of Fairbury's prosperity so lasting that
there Is no danger that this property will
ever fall to produce a good Interest on th
Falrbury Is tho county seat of Jefferson
county and has one of tho finest court
rouses over built. Here is located the di
vision of th Chicago, Rock Island A Pa
cific railroad, where between $15,000 and
120,000 are paid out monthly in wages. The
Rock Island Is continually making perma
nent Improvements here, th latest being
offices for a division superintendent and In
AMONG THE FUSIONISTS.
Hebron Register: In looking over th
field for a candidat for governor we have
failed so far to find a better man for the
position than C. J. Smyth of Omaha.
Sherman County Times-Independent: Dr.
C. E. Coffin of Ord, the Valley County Jour
nal's candidate for governor, appears to
have the endorsement of many populist
editors throughout the state.
Holt County Independent: John C.
Sprecher seems to be gaining strength
every day In the gubernatorial contest
John Is a popollst with a backbone like a
sawlog and It would bo hard to select a
better man for the position.
Sherman County Times'-Independent: The
names of several prominent populists in
the Sixth congressional district have been
mentioned as a candidate for congressman,
but among them all none suits the Times
Independent better, than Judge H. M. Sulli
van of Broken Bow.
Albion Argus: Tho Norfolk Times-Tribune
is still booming Koelngsten for gov
ernor, while the Red Cloud Nation thinks
Dr. Damerell Is It Some think it should
be M. F. Harrington, while others see no
one but J. C. Sprecher. It rather looks
to us Ilk Sprecher was the tallest timber.
Grand Island Independent Dr. C. B. Cof
fin of Ord is mentioned as a probable can
didate for governor on the fusion ticket.
Our acquaintance with C. E.'s many
sterling qualities as a man and his
patriotism as a citizen puts us In a po
sition to say that he would make a first
class standard bearer. We can support
Doc Coffin if h Is nominated.
Greeley Citizen: There will be a hot
contest in the populist state convention for
the nomination for governor, and there are
two men who have more than a show
Hon. John C. Sprecher of Schuyler and ex
Representative Sutherland of tho Fifth
district Both are brainy men, either one
will bo an honor to the state and to the
fusionlsts, and both stand high in the es
timation of the rank snd file of the party.
Geneva Gazette: The unanimous senti
ment of the Fourth congressional district
fusion press seems to demand th renom
lnatlon of Judge Stark tor congress, and
while that gentleman has expressed an in
clination to retire from publlo life. It is
very probable that he will again he
pressed into service. His excellent per
sonal and official record and undoubted
ability makes htm the most available man
in th fusion ranks.
Blue Springs Sentinel: A number of the
leading populists in the state ar endeav
oring to Induce Dr. C. E. Coffin of Ord to
make the race for governor this fall and
secure th fusion nomination. While it
Is hardly probable that a fusion governor
will be chosen for a good many years to
come by the people of Nebraska, yet were
we to have another on it would be a relief
to know that we had as clean and able a
man in the governor's chair.
Custer County Chief: Dr. C. E. Coffin of
Ord, is mentioned among th posBlbl can
didates for governor on the populist ticket
There aro several points in regard to his
cacdldacy that will appeal to tho populists
of this county. On of tbem Is tho fact
that tb doctor is a good, clean man, and
another is that he llvoo in Valley county,
and everyone knows that Valley county'
always atands by Custer in state matters
whenever the opportunity presents Itself.
Fremont 'Tribune: R. A. Tawney of
Pierce, a populiat, has announced that he
is in the hands of his friends tor a con
gressional nomination In this district - Mr.
Tawney Is a pretty likoly man. He has a
brother in congress from Minnesota, hav
ing had a long service. It la a laudable
ambition for blm to wish to occupy an
adjoining seat In the htlls of congress,
though a wide gulf separate tbem In pol
itics. Th Minnesota man 1 a republican,
and a mighty abl on.
Nebraska News: The fact Is, Vifqualn is
tho atrongest and most available man the
democrats have to name for governor. He
is known all over tho state; la a clean,
able man, has never mixed up with any of
th state hous rings, and bear the rep
utation of being an honest man. Ho is an
independent thinker and is not controlled
by any clique, faction or railroad. Th
democrats can name a ticket this fall that
can b elected, in spit of th meanness of
some of those peopl who claim to be
Allianc Herald: Th Herald has been
authoritatively informed that Hon. W. H.
Westover Is a candidat for the fusion
nomination for congress as representative
of thla, th Sixth district In plain and
unmistakable language th Herald ts de
sirous of endorsing Judge Westovcr's can
didacy. In all th district there 1 not a
man b he democrat, populist or repub
licanbetter fitted for th high position
to which he aspires than W. H. Westover.
H stands In th front rank of Nebraska's
brainiest sons, endowed with all th requi
sites of a man of th character of which
congressmen should be made. Wstovsr
would reflect credit upon hla constituency
and would at once tak rank in congress
as among th ablest men who proud
psivileg It has been to represent the great
and growing state of Nebraska at Wash
ington. Let th nomination go to Westover
and th suffragists of this district will so
to it that h Is elected.
St. Paul Phonograph-Press: Thre men
stand out prominently for th fusion nom
ination for congressman from tb big
Sixth. M. F. Harrington of O'Nell, Judge
Sullivan of Broken Bow, and Oesersl P. H.
Barry of Oreeley Center. If Harrlgton
could bo induced to accept the nomina
tion h would bo a winner, as no man is
better knows or stands higher la this dis
trict than hs. - Our next choice would - b
Judga Sullivan. H is a maa of marked
ability, an eminent Jurist, a shrewd
lawyer and a campaigner with tew quala.
As congress maa from this district h
tb nesr future a line to Herrlngton, Kan.,
from her Is expected.
We are also on the St. Joseph A Grand
Island and Kansss City ft Omsha railroads,
the latter starting from Falrbury. Four
teen trains leav and arrive her dally, bo
lide numerous freight trains, making our
railway facilities unsurpsssed.
We have a good system of water works,
electric lights for street and private serv
ice, and the finest, unpaved streets any
where. The sandy clay of thin soil, when
packed by cocstant travel, makes a road
bed almost Ilk macadam. Within a few
hours after a heavy rain our streets ar
again smooth and hard.
We have splendid schools, a fin publlo
library, seven churches, and lodges of sll
the leading order and societies.
What do w need T Nothing In particular.
Wo ar prospering snd contented. Our
railroad and other facilities would mak
Falrbury ' an Ideal location for manufac
tories, but we are not giving out fat bonuses
to emld concerns. Sound, conservative
capitalists, or promoters, will receive lib
eral encouragement tor tho starting of
legitimate business enterprises, however.
We aro surrounded by a fin terming coun
try, and with good crops, such as we usually
have, we look forward to another are of
teady growth until Falrbury shall become
the hub of Industry for southeastern Ne
braska and northeastern Kansas.
W. F. CRAMB.
would make s record In Washington. While
ws rate General Barry as our third
choice, it Is not because he is inferior, for
he, like the others mentioned, has many
strong points. A veteran of the Civil war,
he would understand the needs of his com
rades as no other man could. HI wide
knowledge of public affairs, coupled with
his actual experience In the same, make
him a strong man for the place.
Holt County 'Independent: Tho Independ
ent is not for W. V. Allen tor governor.
In tho first place we believe that be has
had hla share of political favor. Secondly,
and most Important, we believ that he Is
not tho sincere and courageous anti-monopolist
that the people need tor governor
of Nebraska. Hla idea, during th last
three years at least, seems to b to
placate and pander to the corporations of
Nebraska and thua win their favor and
allay their opposition. Ws want a man
for governor who Is fair enough to do
right and with courage enough ' to defy
the corporations if they object to this pro
cedure. Attempting to allay corporate op
position at the expense of meriting ths
suspicion of th rank and file of Ne
braska's citizens has never been good for
the fusion party, but ha brought upon it
a harvest of despair. Tho candidat for
tbe fusion forces to nominate must he a
man who is well and thoroughly known as
being under no obligations whatever to
Nebraska's corporations snd hsvtng ths
courage snd ability to maintain the
exalted position of populism and democ
racy In this state, for while a tvw mis
takes have been made in nominations, yet
the solo aim in the past of the populist
and democrat conventions under tho
fusion rule have been to select their best
and ablest men to carry their banner and
wo. believe that tho same spirit will be
manifest at Grand Island on th 24th.
Secretary Root announces his opposition
to the converting of Fort McHonry into a
public park, .
Garden; parties have been Inaugurated by
Mrs. Roosevelt much to the gratification
of the president, ..who may be depended
upon always to favor any form of amuse
ment In th open air.
H. C. Evans Is visiting Mayor Collins of
Boston, sn old friend, from whom ho is
getting some "points sbout running tb
consul general's office In London, to which
he has recently boon sppolnted.
Shades of tho fathers, whither sr w
drifting? Here Is a Boston man, born and
reared In the shadow of liberty's cradle,
pinched for 150 for opening his wife's let
ters against har will. Brethren, get thee
to a monastery.
Someone was talking In presence of "Cy"
Sulloway, the giant New Hampshire con
gressman, about the swearing in of United
States senators. The downeaater drawled:
"Oh, they don't -swear 'em in any more.
They mak 'em give bonds to keep tho
St. Louis Is striving mightily to produce
a model moral city by 1904. Th Job Is an
appalling one, hut in view of th fact that
a resident was yanked before the grand
Jury for playing penny-ant on a flahing
trip, th prospeot of suceess Is bright
enough to call forth a wall of envy from
Chicago stockholders la th Ferris wheal
are again talking of aendlng It to Coney
Island.. They hav Invested 1400.000 la It
and get no returns. The holder of the
$300,000 mortgage bonds aro a little more
fortunate, as ther have some prospect of
saving at least a part of their investment.
During tho Columbian fair tb wheal paid
Gam Commissioner C. K. Sober of Lewis
burg. Pa., 1 known as th "Chestnut King"
on sccount of his extsnslvs snd successful
ventur in . this, sew field of . raising oa
improved variety - of chestnut. Hi ability
and practical knowledge of tho subject sr
such that he has bees engaged by ths
national authorities at Washington, D.' C,
to prepare for gratuitous distribution a re
port to be Issued oa chestnut cultur.
And yon will be looking for Bometbisg cool, uk1
. .wonder why you cannot find what you want, and
what stores are in business for if they don't keep
what people want we do, but a constant de
mand from thousands of people exhaust in a short
time styles, patterns and sizes. Thus the reason
we urge you to come at once and make the selec
tion now of Suits, Underwear, Bhirts, Hosiery,
Straw Hats, Etc.
, ... "NO CLOTniNO FITS LIKE OUBS'
Exclusive Clothiers and Fdrnlshers.
OREASIKO TUB WATS.
Philadelphia North American.
Senator Mitchell of Oregon is no ordi
nary lawmaker. He is th prince of dlplo
msts. The proof of his consummate
statecraft was given last Thursday.
Senator Hoar had hsld the attention of
the senate for nesrly two hour with an
eloquent protest against the Philippine
policy, and in th regular order or things
a Foraker or a Dolllver or other Imperialis
tic maker of phrases should have been
thrown forward to repulse his attack on
tho administration. But a secret Influence
had taken posteealon of tho senate, and as
If by common Impulse tho whole body of
senators gravitated toward the restaurant
in th basement. There at the head of a
table sat Senator Mitchell of Oregon. Be
fore him, imbedded In whits sauce and
sprigged with parsley, reclined at full
length a magnificent sixty-pound Columbia
salmon. Obviously, Senator Mitchell coul t
not consume the whole fish, so some tbreo
score or more senators tamo to his assist
ance. For half an hour the Philippines
were forgotten and conversation turned to
"where rolls the Oregon." By unanimous
consent it waa agreed that nothing was too
good for a state that could furnish such
When tho senate' reassembled all minds
reverted to the fat of the Filipinos. Ther
wer the usual angry speeches, the hot
bandying of words, ' the rapid crossfire
of partisan polemics. Then cams a
lull In tb tumult of debate. Senator
Mitchell of Oregon had risen to his
feet "Just a moment's time with tho in
dulgence of th senate Just a little) bill on
the calendar." Not sn objection was mur
mured, snd Portland, Ore., had won its
long fight for s government assay office
costing many thousands. What else could
senators do with ths taste of "saumon a la
Secateur Mitchell" still lingering oa their
tongues T '
Somervllls Journal: Lawaon If you
have anything mean to say about a man,
say It to his face.
Dawson But suppose ho is bigger than
Tonkers Statesman) Church 8ho is a
Gotham Indeed! Has she much In her
"Has she? She's got nearly th entlr
Washington Star: ''Many'a de time,"
said Undo Eben, "dat 1' regretted not
beln' able to show as much energy an'
patience lookin - foh work as I did In
get tin' to town an, lookin' (oh a circus
Chicago Tribune: Politician (touring the
firovlnces) How do the boys out thla way
Ike "benevolent assimilation?"
Native We hain't got nothln' agin It Ss
fur as I know, but wo glnerally tako
Puck: Young Bofumlth Lovo levels all
things, they say.
Old Grimm AH things but th head.
Detroit Free Pressi Bight There's on
discouraging feature about humbugs.
Blight What's that?
Bight They can always muster plenty
of other humbugs to back tbem. up.
Philadelphia Press: "Woman is naturally
more hopeful than man."
"Yes, there's my wife, for Instance; for
years past every time she ha had occasion
to buy fish she has asked the dealer If they
were fresh, hoping-, I suppose, that soma
day he'll say.'no"
Washington Star: "What doe th society
Which you have Just joined find to do?"
"A great deal," was the answer.
"After we . get an organisation estab
lished the question of other people'
eligibility to membership gives us ail tha
work we can possibly attend to."
THE JOLLY PICNIC TIME.
James Barton Adams In Denver Pot c
Th picnic days ar near at bond, ths
- woods ar getting green.
The sunlight dances on the stream in
soft and sllv'ry sheen.
The birds are practicing their songs, tho
flowers slyly peep
From out the beds ' In ' which they laid
through winter' dreary sleep.
The grass is carpeting the grove, the
bushes don a gown
More pleasing than their winter robo of
-dull, forbidding brown.
And old King Sol la stoking up In readi
ness to flay
The noses of the 'pretty girls In, an un
The spiders, worm and pestering bugs
bask In the springtime sim.
And, filled with eagerness; await tho
carnival of fun.
And as they o'er their kopjes crawl a
host of busy ants
Dream of the coming promenades up
mascullnleh pants. -They
picture explorative tours through
lingerie so white,.
With now and then a pause to tak a
most delicious bite.
And a It wakens from its sleep th
harmless garter snake
Thinks of the maiden scream that soon
the echoes wlU awake.
Tet In its hairy Infancy ths caterpillar
Upon th trees whlla looking down upon
the earthly worms
And In Imagination hears th wild, un-
eanniy aquauis .
When It adown a maiden's back Inquisi
It. see tho red embarrassment upon her
While wondering what 'tis best to do In
such a painful cas.
Then back - her up against , a trs and
crusn tn oucaooo .
That trespassed on a' sacred spot whera
n oarea noi pursuv.
Th Jolly. Jolly picnic days, what fun,
within them lies
When bugs crawl through the' bnckakln
crusts of India-estiva rl. .
When various Insects suicide In pall of
And roaches through th custard pies In
When, lured from out their hiding nooks
br Ice cream's temotlna- breath.
The burs and things crawl In tha caa and
quickly frees to dth- -No
ire and sy poet's pen can adequately
Thos old rlp-roarln' founts of fun, tha
springtime picnio days.'
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