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be soon In a position to sympathize with
iolSns whtse fence, are out of re-
Four Nebraska counties are afflicted
with a want of boarders in their county regard to the controversy as it now billion dollars a year. The great llve
Jails. Something ought to speedily be stands between Venezuela and the Btocs producing states of the west are
done for their relief. European powers that have claims Incomparably more Interested than
After a few flays more of bard labor,
with much talk and little action, con- j
gress proposes to 'take -Its well-earned
reRt for the. holidays.
Judging from the discoveries made by
the Board 6f Review, Omaha has accu-
'mulated an enormous amount of wealth
within the past twelve montha.
The railroad and express .companies in
vmana uuouiu oe t a
uauon iu (huhuiuvu iw iu ODCBUJcU
,r an otner ciaase. 01 property-no more,
X it IU vt Mtu nraiuci iu enow a' v
This contrast, in the
In the west
language of Reverend Jasoer.ot Old
Varglny, affords conclusive proof "that uuu """a-""0"" protecting power. 0maha at $34,500,000. This demand ap
the sun do move." t.1 . certaln,y been-mo8t amPly pears to us excessive and unreasonable.
The recent advance In the. price of
brooms should not aeter tne uoara or
County Commissioners from investing
in a few and making good use of them
about New Tear's time.
It Is observable that European govern-
ments. when actlnir as bad debt col-
. . . .- . . .
jecting agencies, are scrupulous to pick
u urn. rr-i i
vui sum nrai uvua uuiiuu. xuc ue I
take a man of their size.
ti,. ffli.i ..... f tho t. f
Nebraska will not, be made. until the
legislature meets, but no one either of
the Tlctorloua or defeated candidates are
Sonatnr Hamia. ncain takes occasion
to say most positively that he is not and
will not be an aspirant for the presl-
dentlal .nomination, but. that will not
be the last time he will be called on to
enter a denial.
If silence is a sign of deep thinking,
tne uougias county, aeiegauon to tne
legislature must be engaged in profound
reflection on the. subject of municipal
noma rule, but t&ere is so far no other I
indication or sucn occupation.
Tl.o malt nfkAn anil Inmliiir 1
dealers seem to have a longer pull In
congress than the millers was exempli
.fled by the defeat of the London dock
Kill Tin hroail a tA rti ah aha tars tiavsk I
bill. The bread and meat eaters have
long since lost their pull altogether.
Having polled 400.000 votes in the late
election, the socialist party is now in
position to enter Into traffic arrange
ments with other political parties. And
there is plenty of evidence that David
uennett mil is one or tne nrsi to see uie
Whou Archbishop Ireland says that
labor wars ore a blessing he has the
thought that they ore waged for the
amelioration of the condition of labor
or the betterment or tne relations be
tween labor and capital. In a broad
ense this is generally true.
t..' w.r.tpn f thn tw.niti.tiarr feel,
reir anxious over tnaprospex-Uve advent
f iiovrnor Minke.. hut th lnmat-a of
the penitentiary do not seem to be dls-
turbed very much. They all feel sure
w n.i fiir tw win h- .hi.
keen their lobs.
mark when It asked tho Board of Utirlew
, to assess the Union Pacific properties at
i $34,500,0001 The exchange should re -
member that the Board of Review u not
auction shop where things or
ImAM Iotq to tho hlchcat bUsVec.
RlLATliMS WITH SOUTHERN
Current events give fresh Interest to
the relations of the United States with
the southern republics, at all time a
matter of concern and one of constantly
growing Importance. In an address de-
Ilvered about a year ago Secretary Hay, committee, our inausinai ana rommer
referrlng to the Independent countries clal development maies an urgent de-
of this hemlrohere?. said that the briefest
..t .c nn mi. nf raminrt la nor-
liana the Monroe doctrine and the golden
rule. He thought the republics to the
aonth of ns were perfectly convinced
of the sincerity of our attitude. "They It to say, of course, that the
know we desire the prosperity of each of proposed department could not accom
thom aiM the aecretarv of state, "and P" anything in this direction, but that
peace and harmony among them. Ve
no more want their territory than we
covet the mountains of the moon. We
are grieved and distressed when there
are differences among them, but even
then we should never think of trying to
compose any of those differences unless
by the request of both parties to It. We
. 1 Ail t.A fwinaliTarattnn which I
nra olalm for nurupl vp." This voiced
the unanimous sentiment of the Amer-1
lean people. ' I
Another reassuring statement of the
friendship of the United States for the
southern republics was made. In the
annual message of President Roosevelt
This declared that no independent nation 1
a America need have the slightest fear
aggression from this country. "It be-
hoove each one to maintain oraeriw gruuuu uu utuuu w ue auncui-
within its own borders and to discharge
its honest obligations to foreigners," said
the pregllient "When this la done, they
can rest assured that be they strong
or weak, they have nothing to dread
from outside interference." This is a
t,i. .,., e tv.n ni. I
tlon of our government toward the
Bouthern republics. Not only have we
no design upon their territory and no
Intention to Interfere with them politic-
ally, but we shall protect them against
any foreign aggression that threatens
their territorial integrity. That is the
construction our government places upon
tne doctrine declared nearly eighty years
a- Tbe Un,ted 8tate t0 too
countries that they should faithfully ful-
fill their International obligations and
that they should pay. their Just debts,
that when they ave done this It
will defend them against foreign ag-
relieves the' United
States ot any duty or responsibility in
against that country. So long as those
powers confine themselves to the pur-
pose to collect their claims in accord-
lance with precedents and do not attempt
to seize Venezuelan territory tho United
States will not interpose. It offers no
ghleld to repudiation of Just debts by I
anT country, nor does It undertake to
taj how long a creditor nation should
van f0P the payment of valid claims
Onlv in the avent nf CI
0rcat Brltain nva(,ini. ,, th.tnin
to Dold possession of the territory of
Venezuela would the United States feel
caUod upon to intferpoi,a, fln4..uch
mntlniuiiiT'la twe at n .v...,r
. j w 4"
Southern republics OUght to
cXTl1 ondcrstand the feeling of this
country toward them and its relations
mrormea as to tnese, yet it seems they
are nt Te properly understood ty
Vl l""B" wuun.tB.
THI DVTT ON anthracite. I
The DroDoaed reoeal of rha duHr on
anthracite coal is likely to meet with
I ,. i.i ... I
T1B"U l"' i-awnc
xchnn nnai int.rant rn.M oi,ifl
De aaecteu Dy tne removal or tne autr.
, . '
A.n eat"e rost-inteuigencer says tnat
the auty is very vital to the prosperity
of the whole Paclfle coast for the bene-
" of which Jt was put into the tariff
" points out that there are bltu-
Inoua coals of high grade which are
brought to the coast In ballast and sold
In the markets where no duty la tin-
posed. They comnete with the domestic
product and break down the domestic
industry. That paper states that they
are called anthracite and if permitted
to come In free will work great Injury
to the coal Industry of the Taciflc states.
It Is a fact that it was in the tntere.t
c that industry that a dutv vm nio
on coaj that does not contain 02 per
cent Gf fixed carbon and it is doubt-
enB correct to classify such coal as bl-
tumlnous, but In the present temper of
the country it is verv doubtful if rnn.
BTP8S will Delimit thn riutv tn iwnmln
i-osslBly Its removal would have no
effect upon the anthr8Clte lnterest8
of Pennsylvania, and as the Poet-Intel-
gencer declare8f wouW flt
human being in the country,' yet public
sentiment is so overwhelmlnHv fr h-
repeal of . this duty that congress wU,
hardly venture to disregard it
orPOMTtON to new department.
There Is still more or leas opposition
t0 tte proposed Department of Com
merce, though there is reason to believe
that it is not so strong as at the last ses-
slon. An eastern paier representing
commercial interests and which perhaps
has some Influence at Washington, op -
poses a new department as superfluous,
It thinks that the need for the proposed
department has by no means been
proved when it ' Is' shown that there
are several branchea of the public ser-
8nd UT' vacated by the city
nry department which have no Imme-
dlate or d,rect connection with the fluan-
cW or fiscal affairs of the govern-
aent The main question would seem
to be. It urges. Is the business of these
Iomcen ana Bureaus oauiy aone ma
would their administration necessarily
b Improved by the transfer?
I It Is not alleged by the advocates of
1 a .Department of Commerce that the
I business of the bureaus which It is
I proposed to transfer Is now badly
I dona, but they do think that probably
g higher degree of usefulness and cfll-
clency could be attained under a new.
department and this appears to b
reasonable. Hut the chief object sought
In the creation of a new department Is
to advance our commercial Interests. As
stated by the chairman of the senate
mana for me estADiisnmeni or a ueparx
nient of the public service to have
the charge of and to aid In our Indus
trial development, and to secure us bet-
ter ana more extenmve markets aoroaa
is not a sound reason for refusing to
create the department At all events.
It Is the judgment of all the leading
commercial bodies of the country that a
Department of Commerce could be made
very serviceable to the Industrial and
commercial Interests of the country and
lueir "u m"'
STAMP OCT THE C ATT LI PLAOCE,
ne country will approve prompt and
liberal provision by congress for stamp
lng out the cattle contagion which haa
broken out in New England, and "such
provision will doubtless be forthcoming.
It is not going to be easy to stamp out
me contagion ana it is apparent rrom
the reports of the specialist who are on
tural department that It will cost a great
u"ai or money, vjuite extensive districts
are already Infected and one ne.ceesary
precaution is the slaughter of the dls-
But too rigorous precautions cannot
rx taken and nnv exnenae. however
large, necessary to the extirpation of
the plague is an economy. Under mod-
ern means of communication the germs
of th,e disease, unless they be isolated
ana destroyed, will certainly be dissenv
lnated with great rapidity. They can
be carried In the clothes of persons who
are In contact with infected objects and
may thus travel with the speed of the
"Khtnlng express, to say nothing of the
fatal, trail of contaminated livestock
cars. It would require but compara-
tively a few months to spread the dis-
ease throughout the length and breadth
The industry whose best interests are
thus emperiled Is one whose aggregate
Produce is of the prodigious value of a
tne evf isngiand states tnemselvea In
the obliteration of the contagion - in
districts where it has already gained
a fothold. The Agricultural depart-
ment has acted commendable
promptitude and energy In quarantine
measures and in investigations which
nave ' clearly shown the . serious
character of the emergency and the
means which are indispensable fot meet-
lng it It remains to supply and employ
those means, and this cannot be done
100 Qjy or too thoroughly,
:a wohd of caution.
The tax committee nf the Omaha Real
KRrntA ol.no. hBa th BnaM nf
ReVew to assess the property of the
union Taclflc railroad within the city of
The D,alll dutv of thn Board of Revlpw
Js to a8seBa all property, whether owned
b lndlvlduala or pornorationa. on th
basis of their actual value as near as
possible, and any assessment that would
ive coior to tne cnarge or tavonusm or
discrimination would be pronounced by
the courts as eontrarv to the anlrlt and
'7 ' ... "
letter or tne state consutution
Tli Rca hn. atonitll. or-nt
; - - ' T
t0 W their Just proportion of state.
and city taxation. Within the
8t J" " haa to battle before
U'T. wu "uu lUB
BUle court, ana it aoes not propose
to recede rrora lts Position until the rall-
road corporations are placed absolutely
on an equal footlnT wltl a" corporations
and Individuals with regard to taxation,
The Bee win not- bowever, countenance
any attemPt on the part of assessors and
uuuruB Ui equalization to single out tne
ruuroaua ror punitive taxation on ex
prbltant valuaUons any more than It
would countenance any scheme to black-
mall the railroads by hold-up legislation.
The west half of the Union Pacific
bridge represents, without doubt any
where from $ 500,000 to $800,000 of actual
value. Its assessment for $1,506 on the
mileage basis Is scandalously low, but It
would be equally scandalous to appraise
it at j.uuu.uw, py reason or its enor
mous revenue producing capacities. The
uepo" Bna aepo1 rounas represent any.
where "m 113.000.000 to $20,000,000 in.
J a n i .
terest-bearing and dividend producing
capital, and their assessment for less
than $100,000 is a travesty on equity and
Justice, but it would be equally a trav
esty on Justice to return these properties
for municipal taxation at a valuation of
$30,000,000. To raise these properties to
that value would afford an excuse for
the city council to override the Board of
Review and return the property at the
nominal figures fixed by the state board
1 Tne Union Pacific shop grounds and
buildings doubtless represent several
million dollars of tangible property
Talue. The grounds not only Include the
I ,and an(l ,ots donated to the road or
purchased by the road, but also the
na aeetiea to the company. These
properties should be assessed the same
as all other tangible ptpperty In Omaha,
Is to be hoped that the Board of Re-
vlew ftr full hearing and mature
i '"""""" iu" Tuiuowon or tne
I properties of the Union Tactile and all
I "e other railroads at a minimum rather
I tnaQ a maximum. Give the railroad
I coiuianies mat converge in Omaha such
I ,n,r ireauEeni as win aeprtve their man
I vl ' argument tnai Luey are
I ssaeu to pay mors than their just pro-
portion of taxes for the maintenance of
1L . ...U li
Governor Mickey's avowed purpose
to rrtaln In office heads of state Insti
tutions who have shown themselves to
be eminently quallned for the positions
they hold has already been commended
by The Bee. The report of the superin
tendent of the State Industrial school
at Kearney shows that its present head,
Ir. Beghtol, has worked a marvelous
Improvement in the condition of that
Institution since he took charge only
six months ago, and that if given an
opportunity to continue his work he will
certainly make an enviable showing.
Even If the new. governor were dis
posed to make a change he would have
difficulty In finding a man qualified tn
an equal degree to take charge of this
institution with the ' present superin
tendent A new idea hns struck the State Board
of Charities and Corrections. The board
proposes to nsk the next legislature to
make wife desertion a criminal offense.
This bill is liable to be strangled in the
committee on the principle that "us
fellers must stand together." Men with
pump handles in front of their names
are Just as liable to be struck by the
epidemic as an ordinary mortal. In any
event the woman that runs away from
her husband ought to be punishable
Just as much as the man who runs away
from his wife.
The vehement attack, led by the New
York Sun, on the Cannon bill to author
e payment of the expenses of the coal
strike commlsHlon Is groundless. No
precedent Is violated. In hundreds of
Instances congress- has voted appropria
tions where at the time the expenses
were incurred there was no legal au
thority. This attack is a significant
exhibition of hostility to the whole
policy of the administration in dealing
with the coal strike and the regulation
of trusts. i
The lower silver drops, the greater
the Incentive to making counterfeit
full weight silver coins. With a clear
CO per cent margin, while giving the
victim Just as much bullion value as
the government, ;the counterfeiter can
ease his conscience without diminishing
They have during the past week or two
had fist fights la' the German Reichstag
and the French Chamber of Deputies. It's
up to congress.
Prosperity Flouts Economy.
New York World.
Nebraska farmers are so "flush" that
they throw awy 125,000,000 a year In corn
fodder they won't "bother" to cure. Pros
perity is a fine thing, but economy Is not
Its eldest child.
Hot Alr-l)ld the Business.
Mr. Bryttnils sa'li' to. have contributed
$760 to the populist Vampalgn fund and but
$200 to . the democratic campaign fund.
But It was the talk he contributed to the
republicans that counted.
Hov Mnch Moref
Cleveland Leader. ;
Now there la to be a hard coal trust in
fact as well af In theory. If Morgan's
plans are adopted the whole anthracite
Industry will bfe under one head. The
people may as well get ready to foot the
WU. - , .
Wonders of Hindsight.
The fatal fire In Chicago again points the
moral that death traps are always exposed
sooner or later. It Is true that the ex
posure is generally made by a holocaust
and that as death traps they are allowed
to drift along until they fulfill their deadly
mission. Then everybody wonders why.
Contradiction of Prophesy.
Before the end of this year our army will
number less than 60,000 men and we shall
have only 13,480 enlisted men in the Philip
pines. Is there an antl-imperlaltst candid
enough to acknowledge that this Is not
what he was predicting a couple of years
ago? . ..
Inhnmanlty ' of Conl Barons.
No more damaging testimony against the
anthracite coal operators has been adduced
than that of a 12-year-old boy who pro
duced due bills showing tha.t he worked
several weeks at 4.cents an hour and was
docked every cent ot his pay on account
ot an old' debt against his father, who had
been killed in the, mines. A corporation
that wuld be gultty of such oonduct as
that would violate any law, human or
Am Aa-e;ravnlaa; Deeialoav
' Minneapolis Times.
It is a queer state of affairs, sure enough.
The United States, befora Arbitrator Oscar
ot Sweden,, strenuously contended that It
did not owe 'any damages to any one on
account of military movements in Samoa.
Oscar has decided that the United States
and Great Britain transcended their powers
and must pay for damages incurred. Now
Uncle Sam must make up a Hat of the
debts he must pay debts ha mad aO-
davit ha did not owe.
Row Will Critics B Goodt
Having come to the defense ot Dickens
against the modern critics, Charles Alger
non Swinburne has now turned his atten
tion to those temerarious folk who venture
to question the absolute infallibility of
Shakespeare. He disposes of them as "dirty
and dwarfiBb, creature ot simian intellect
and facetious idiocy, who deny the sun in
heaven and affirm the fragrance of a
sewer." This ought to silence Irreverent
criticism for some time to come.
Good Advice Farmers.
Secretary Wilson given Rood advice to
American farmers when he tells them to
make thorough and systematlo atudy of
foreign markets, so that they may be able
to ship their products la the best way
and to tb places where they will commLnd
the highest prices. In this work the sec
retary proposes to aid the farmers and will
send experienced uei to several ot the
most prominent foreign markets to note
special conditions that may there prevail.
In a limited way. if the funds of tb De
partment of Agriculture permit and they
probably will the work will be beeun
the forthcoming year, and can hardly fall
of practical and beneficial results. The
market are nearly all open to American
products, and the only question is bow to
put then to the beet aaa most roiiubl
BITS Or WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Snot.
Hon. Galusha R. Grow, the venerable con-gressman-at-large
from Pennsylvsnla, Is
cneduled. to deliver today the fourth Im
portant set speech be ha made tn congress
In half a century. The first was on the
homestead agitation In 1851, the year after
he entered congress. The second. In 1880,
wss entitled Free Homes for Free Men."
The third, delivered at Oil City In 187s,
wa devoted to the money question and at
tracted wide attention. The last tor Mr.
Orow says he expects It to be the last, as
ne win retire from congress on March i
treats of the relations of American labor
to capital, with particular reference to the
recent experiences of the state Mr. Grow
Here Is a pun credited to President
Roosevelt, which Is going the rounds:
When Secretary Shaw was trying all sorts
of expedients to rellev the financial strin
gency he was severely criticised tn many
newspapers, some ot which called for hi
retirement. In the midst of the hubbub he
went to the cabinet meeting. A he en
tered the room the president shouted at
"Hello, Shaw! I see from the papers that
I am expected to do with you what
Mitchell did with his miner."
"How I that?" asked Shaw, wonderingly.
"Why," salff" the president, "I shall have
to send you back to De Moines!"
One ot the first things that Justice
Holmes found It necessary to do after ar
riving in Washington was to placa him
self In tho hand ot the court modiste to
be. measured for his new gown. Every
new Justice Is expected to order a brand
new gown. These robes are all black and
are all made alike, the only difference
being In the material, the chief Justice
wearing black satin, while hla associates
are robed In black silk.
Justice Holmes' gown, Ilk that of his
associates, will cost htm $100, and I mad
of wide, straight widths, at the bottom
three yards and a quarter wide, . and it
come down to hi ankle. The gown has
a narrow hem around the bottom and a
broad one straight down the front. At the
top it i gored to a yoke which la short on
the shoulder and forms a deep scallop at
the back. This yoke ha a silk lining be
tween the outside and the inner one of
silk. The sleeves are a yard and a quar
ter wide and reach to the hands. The
lining of the sleeve 1 formed by doubling
tho material at the bottom, turning It up
on the inside and plaiting It about a quar
ter of a yard above the bottom to a narrow
Ilk lining, which nicely fit the justice's
arm. -. This arrangement make the lower
part of each sleeve appear to be a wide,
loose puff. The sleeves are gored and
yoked on the shoulders with many rows of
plaiting, but not so many as at the back
of the gown, where it Is a quarter of a yard
deep. A new gown on the bench is sub
jected to as critical an examination by
the wearers of the older gown as a woman's
Easter bonnet at church Is popularly sup
posed to be. It is one of the traditions of
supreme court circle that the only justice
who ever had a gown made outside of this
country was Justice Miller, whose robe for
some unknown reason was made in Paris.
All the other gown for more than half a
century have been made by one woman in
Senator Spooner tells a tory, according
to the Washington Post, In which the late
Senator In gal Is and Senator Van Wyck of
Nebraska figured. Van Wyck wa making
cue of hi characterlatta-speeches in at
tacking corporations. He had a peculiar
style of delivery and as he warmed to his
subject It was his habit to move restlessly
from one aide of the chamber to the other,
continually talking. He talked so fast that
he often "sputtered" and senators were
careful to keep out of range of the mois
ture he hissed through his closely set
Mr. In gal Is and Mr. Spooner once .sat
directly in front of "Mr. Punch," a Sena
tor Van Wyck wa often called, because
of hi resemblance to that noted charac
ter, when he was delivering an impas
sioned utterance and an atom of spray
rested upon the hand of the immaculate
"He adjusted his spectacle carefully in
spected his soiled hand and deliberately
signaled for one of the pages to come to
him. Then in one of hi famous whisper,
which penetrated the entire chamber, In
"Boy, bring an umbrella for Senator
Spooner and a rubber overcoat for me."
The Incident provoked general laughter,
hut it did not interfere with Van Wyck'
speech. He simply shifted hi position so
a to get beyond range of hi always fault
lessly dressed and sarcastlo colleague.
In office," Those two little words are
more significant or broken promises,
blighted political faith and blasted hopes
than any other two in the language, says
the Washington Post. At the same time
they convey a pride of possession that is
the breath ot life of some people. A col
ored maid recently employed by the wife of
a western senator confided to Mr. Senator
that her "ateady company" wa "in office,"
and the pride with which she made the an
nouncement indicated her belief that he was
in a class not far removed from the senator.
Inquiry developed the fact that the maid's
steady" wa a laborer In one ot the de
partment. But her I the other picture.
Aa elevator conductor at tjie capltol wa
one of the moat Influential politicians in his
section of a western state. He wa an im
portant factor in the community In which
he lived. He had a good business and
money in bank. The desire of his life was
to be "in office." He came to Washington
with the senator whose election he had
championed, expecting to obtain a lucrative
position at once. He was disappointed. Too
proud to return to hla home town without
having tasted the fruit of political office
be waited many weary month. Finally hi
senator got the position of elevator con
ductor for him. Now this man, whose Influ
ence was sought by a senator and who cut
an important figure in hla own state, i
serving at the call of anybody at tne capitoi
capable of pressing a push button. A few
davs aao he escorted a party or nis oia
friends and neighbors to the principal
point ot Interest about the city. They
wanted to see the president, and. putting on
a bold front, he took them to the White
House and made the effort. Unfortunately
the president was engaged with some mem
bers of the cabinet or he might have re
ceived the nartr. As it was. the rebuff
added only a trifle to the burden of dlsap
polntment already borne by th man "in
Celebrated Cm In Conrt.
The aupreme court In New Tork has
granted William Potter a preliminary in
junction restraining the labor union of
which ha was a member from expelling him
because ot his refusal to withdraw from
the National Guard and because of bis
service aa a member of the guard during
a strike. Potter alleges tnat ne wa ex
niiai without auch a trial aa he was en.
titled to under the rules ot the union,
ni rliimi damages for loss of work and
wages. It was also clalated on his behalf
that the act of the union In expelling bim
was In contravention of publlo policy. The
OJtcoms of this litigation. If it shall be
pushed to final determination, will b of
great public interest.
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starving. There isn't life enough in the roots. The
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It will not do impossible things, but it often does
It always restores color,
druit, and prevents splitting at the ends.
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LAMENT ATI OSS OP THIS LEFT.
Looking? tor Trouble.
It Is rumored that Mercer and his dis
gruntled element will start a new paper
In Omaha in opposition to The Bee. If you
don't want to get stung it is a pretty good
Idea to steer clear ot Honey's stinger.
More Political roily.
Broken Bow Republican.
The talk of Dave Mercer for mayor of
Omaha and a new republican morning paper
there, no doubt is intended as a jest for
Rosewater's benefit. An attempt at either
would be folly. The nomination of Mercer
or Broatch would result In the election of a
democrat for mayor, and the newspaper
would soon follow in the wake of Its prede
cessors whose object ha been to do up
Poof Bnalness Proposition.
There is talk ot the establishment ot
another morning paper in Omaha, said to
be backed by Congressman Mercer, who, it
is said, seeks this method of getting even
with Rosewater. In case this is true, which
we very much doubt, the projector of a
paper for the purpose of punishing some
one Is a mighty poor business proposition.
The newspaper field in Omaha is well filled,
and while many are not satisfied with its
editorial policies at all times, the tact re
mains that The Bee Is a modern news
paper and will be patronised by the people
of Nebraska so long a It occuple its
present place in western journalism. And
the patronage Is what make a paper pay.
Lesson of Mercer' Defeat.
The State Journal and a few other news
papers In the state are still flighting the
battle in the Second district. Their guns
are all trained on Rosewater. They seem
ingly lose sight Of the fact that Mercer
was doing a considerable amount of "dic
tating" both before and after the nomina
tion. Had the "heelers" of Douglas county
taken the "old man's" advice and nomi
nated some good, clean republican other
than Mercer, the Second district would
have gone republican With a nice majority.
The trouble in Omaha la that the party
machine ha gotten into the hand ot a few
mercenary politician who care nothing for
party If they can attain their end and
gather In the pelf. Mercer' defeat haa
taught the party that it 1 unwise to force
a nomination by fraud and otherwise upon
the people. You may be able to coerce dele
gates, but not voter.
Dr. Henry S. Cutler, who died a few days
ago at Swampscott, Mass., organized the
first boy choir in the United States.
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, the author ot
an extensive encyclopaedia or materia
medlca, and a well known physician ot New
Tork City, Is dead.
Senator Proctor of Vermont Is president
of the first manufacturing corporation In
New England to erect a fine building near
the works for the educational and moral
benefit ot the employes.
Fred P. Clark, twenty year ago a promi
nent and wealthy mill owner In Minneapo
lis, was arrested a a vagrant the other day
and sent to the workhouse. A succession of
business and matrimonial misfortunes dis
sipated hi fortune and he took to drink,
and now, at tho age of to, he 1 a mental
and physical wreck. .
When Congressman . Hill of Connecticut
first went to Washington he fell into con
versation on day with a portly and some
what pompous lawyer from the southwest,
into which section Nutmeg state capitalists
at that time were putting a good deal ot
capital by way of investment. "Connecti
cut I not muqh Qt a state, I believe," said
There's nothing shoddj in oar suits and overcoat",
for boys big or little. But with sound materials and
workmanship, we combine all the style that the dandi
est boy or the fondest mother could desire--jaunty and
serviceable, and our pricea are in keeping with the gar
ments-r-just right and don't overlook our fino line of
wiuter caps and furnishings.
"No Clothing Fits Like Ours "
R & WILCOX, Manager.
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1 have many friends who have had th
Coleman. New York City, N. Y.
the lawyer in rather patronising fashion.
"Well," aid Hill, quietly, "the people of
my state own about all ot the country down
where you live." '
"Bill" Sewell, the Maine hunter-gulde-friend
of President Roosevelt, will visit
Washington with hi wifa in February, hav
ing been invited to do so when the presi
dent visited Maine last fall. .
Straaburg Is about to erect a monument
to Goethe. The German poet passed some
of the best years of hi youth la the Al
satian town and referred to It frequently
with words of admiring affection in his
memoir. The design for th statu ha
not yet been selected, but no attempt will
be spared to make it worthy of th great
nam which it 1 to commemorate.
New Tork Time: W. C. Bryant at a
recent dinner apoke of Daniel.' of biblical
fame, as one of the few men who was
lionized and kept his head.
Philadelphia Press! "Well," said the
flaln citizen, "there are always two sides
o a question."
"Of course," replied the diplomat, "other
wise how could we dodge it?"
Washington Star: "When a mule stahts
In to be a kicker," said Uncle Etwn, "he'
mighty ll'ble to land an' make some differ
ence. Dat's whah be hab de advantage ot
Somervllle Journal: Of course It I pos
sible that a dry goods clerk may make a
good husband, but he must feel tnmpted at
timea to take revenge on his wife tor th
trouble that other women give him.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Blmler says
the president blustered too much in hi
"Blmler said that! By Jove, -I always
suspected him of having English blood in
Chicago Tribune: "There goes Bmartloy
with the umbrella I lost yesterday."
"If you're sure he's trot It why don't you
make him give It to ouT ,
"Because I'm pretty aure be kaowe) where
I got It."
Detroit Free Press: "He says h'a bound
to have his magazine read."
How' he going to do It?"
"He's going to put the reading matter
where th advertising usually la.
Phlladelphla Bulletin: "Mrs. Plumm holds
her own well, doesn't he?"
"But It Isn't. That's her sister' child."
THE GIRL BHHIND THE PIE,
Th man behind the cannon and the girl
behind the man
Have been sung in fabled story ever sine
the world began
From the day the Trojan Helen, leader of
a grizzled herd, ' .
To the time of "Maggie Moorpby, mascot
of de bloomln' Third;"
'Bound the world have spread th stories
of the brave who do or die.
But we've aever heard an anthem on th
Girl Behind the Pie.
There she stands, with cup of coffee,
slabs of pastry, chunks of cake.
Temptingly arrayed around her. with dys
pepsia In their wake '
And she eyes th deadly sinker with a
most bewitching eye.
A a stream
ling victims sorrowfully
Filled or filling, starved or foundered, go
they on their varied way.
And for her who works the pie pump they
have naught but ready praise.
Call her Us, or plain Eliza, or Elizabeth,
81nceBheP'chance la ten to nothing that
she doesn't care a rap
Call her "madam" . she will snicker; call
her "honey" she will Irown,
But you're safe to call her anything, o
you don't call her down;
"Slnkenrup draw one!" she iwUrmurs. Ah!
the magic of her voice
I a wicked death to sorrow and s bidding
to rejoice 1
You may keep your fabled wonder In the
long, Immortal line.
But 1 11 take the little pte girl aa th
heroine, in ml net ...
Ay. I'll take the little pie girl In her
modest suit of drab,
As she cuts a brand new custard, when I
ask hr for a slab!
Laud your man behind the eunon and nis
girl to the sky.
But I'm writing this here anthem to th
Olrl Behind the Pie I .
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