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THE OMAHA DAILY 11EE: MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 100.1.
The umaha Daily Hee.
E. ROSEWATER, EDITOR,
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(Seal) Notary Public.
If Nebraska telephone subscribers will
rut In a ground wire they may hear
something Interesting on the Lincoln
Nebraska dairymen are to be given
special permission by law to color their
butter. Why can't they also be given
special permission by law to chalk, their
8enator Teller of Colorado says he ex
pecta he will have to defend his election
against a contest The chancer are
good, too, that the senator will not be
Omaha la forging to the front among
the clearing house cities and If it keeps
up Ha gait to the end of the year it
will rank as the sixteenth clearing
house city in America.
The woman who has been playing
wetnurse to the royal family of Italy
teems to have struck the moat lucra
tive occupation yet opened to the aex.
But will the club woman who has been
Mamoring for new money-making ,vo-
catlona follow suit? '
The adverse . action-, of Governor
Mickey and the Nebraska legislature
on the Dietrich land leasing blU la taken
at Washington to sound the death knell
of that measure. Congress la not apt
to do something for Nebraska which
Nebraska does not want
John N. Baldwin cf ' Iowa has taken
upon himself the patriotic duty of pro-
riding Nebraska with new revenue leg
islation. The Iowa statesman feels per
fectly safe from any of the pains and
penalties he would Impose upon de
linquent Nebraska taxpayers.
The board of university regents bas
figured it out that they will be able to
spend the entire Income of the Institu
tion from government aid, endowment
returns and proceeds of state tax to a
penny. There Is no flaw In the mathe
matics of the university financiers.
Minister Bowen gives assurance that
the pending controversy between the
three allied powers and Venezuela may
be aettled soon and satisfactorily. There
Is no good reason why this controversy
should not have been sent to an arbi
tration tribunal without first Indulging
in acta of war.
According to all reports, the Kansas
state government la worse railroad rid
den than the Nebraska state govern
ment ever was. That explains why the
railroads are ao anxious to have Ne
braska copy after Kansas in all matters
of lawmaking In which th railroads
are directly interested.
i . iis
The output of Nebraska beet sugar fac
tories for the year Just closed is almost
23.000.000 poujds, according to figures
compiled by Deputy Lalr Commis
sioner Watson. It will be remembered
that beet sugar production Is another
of the Industries which it was predicted
could never be developed to substantial
proportions In this country.
Several Nebraska legislatures have
successively gone on record in favor of
the election of United States senators
by direct rote of the people and It would
not be out of the way for the members
of the present body to give expression
again to this demand, which voices the
practically unanimous sentimeut of all
thir const ltuents without regard to
When It comes right down to bust
ness aud brass tacks, the state senate
has no real prerogative to mix in tlie
work of formulating the proposed new
revenue measure.' The Nebraska con
stitution expressly declares that all
revenue bills shall originate In the bouse
and whatever participation la accorded
the svuator lu Joint committee Is purely
by couruy. Vnder the circumstances' it
might be prvprr fur tlx senate end of
the combination to sit In the back seats
knd let the house members occupy the
front places on the platform.
TBI H Kit fHPRMAX LA W HVFFICIEXT.
Ex-Senator Edmunds, who was chair
man of the senate Judiciary commit
tee when, the Pherman anti-trust law
was pnssed .and had much to do with
the framing of the act. Is of the opinion
and his opinion is entitled to great
weight that the law Is "entirely enp
able of putting an end to such so called
trusts and such combinations as Inter
fere with or restrain commerce among
the states." lie thinks that the only
dimctilty with It lies In faulty admin
istration. In a Just published letter Mr.
Ivimund says that the act was re
garded by the senate Judiciary commit
tee that reported It in 1810 as In re
spect to Its general scope an exercise
of the whole constitutional power of
congress, "which could only legislate
for the freedom and regulation of com
merce with foreign nations and among
the several states."
Mr. Edmunds soys that the law only
needs to be fully enforced to pnt an
end to the combinations to which It ap
plies and expresses the opinion that the
attorney general and his assistants
'will find easy means. If supplied with
the necessary funds, to arrest the prog
ress and undo the mischievous work of
such great and Injurious combinations
as have so largely come Into recent ex
istence." Attorney General Knox, Sen
ator Iloar and other able lawyers do
not believe that the limit of the con
stitutional power of congress was
reached In the anti trust law of 1800
and the attorney general haa pointed
out. In the Judgment of many very con-1
clusively, how congress may further ex
ercise power for the supervision and
regulation of combinations engaged In
interstate and foreign commerce. It la
very probable that more could have
been accomplished under the "Sherman
act than has been, but we believe there
are few who regard It as the final, leg
islative word on the subject There is
especially a demand for additional leg
islation that will do what la not done
by the lnw of 1800, provide for pub
licity and supervision of the organiza
tion and workings of the combinations.
The Sherman act will stand, but it can
be made more effective If supplemented
by some such legislation as la now pro
BRITISH VBJeQT TV CCBAX THUATT.
The first thought of Americans gen
erally In regard to British objection to
the reciprocity treaty with Cuba Is
likely to be that It is an Impertinent
attempt to Interfere with the unques
tionable right of the) United States and
the Cuban republic to enter Into a com
merclal agreement which they deem to
be of mutual advantage. It is easy,
however, to understand the great con
cern manifested by the British manu
facturers and merchants, since with the
treaty In operation most of their trade
with Cuba would be lost and trans
ferred to American manufacturers and
merchants. This trade is now consid
erable. Another effect of , the , treaty
would be to seriously Injure the sugar
industry of the British West Indian pos
sessions, which have been seeking a
reciprocity arrangement with this coun
try that wonld be favorable to their
sugar. Or course with a 20 per cent re
duction In the tariff on sugar Imported
from Cuba the British Islands cannot
profitably compete In the American mar
ket aud this would doubtless be disas
trous to their sugar industry. That Is
a matter, however, which the United
States Is not bound to consider.
In negotiating a reciprocity treaty
with Cuba our government haa had the
Interests of Its own people in view.
Great Britain must look after the Inter
ests of her colonial subjects as best It
can. The. British cabinet will consider
what can be done. Retaliating with an
Increased duty on grain has been sug
gested. Existing conditions in the
United Kingdom ,are such as to make
exceedingly unpopular a .course that
would Increase the price of bread. There
are hundreds of thousands of nnem
ployed people and much destitution, and
distress. A London dispatch of a few
days ago stated that the depression la
spreading steadily among the principal
trades .and the number of workless,
starving laborers wss increasing. In
such circumstances It would be a grlev
oua mistake to Increase the grain duty
and It seems most improbable, that this
will be done.
It appears that the British ambassa
dor at Washington has been informed
by Secretary Hay that in negotiating
the reciprocity treaty with Cuba the
United States bas done no more than
had been promised and had no Inten
tlon of modifying the treaty. It will
certainly not be modified In the Inter
est of the British possessions in the
West Indies, which have enjoyed the
advantages of the American market for
their products and done the greater part
of their purchasing in the British mar
ket The treaty with Cuba should cause
no serious controversy, as It Is sug
gested it may, between Great Britain
and the United States. Our right to
make the treaty Is unquestionable and
Its negotiation waa prompted as well
from a sense of duty to Cuba as from a
conviction that It Is essential to the
maintenance of such close relations
with that republic as are manifestly
deolrable for the mutual Interests aud
weirare of the two countries. There
are' sound reasons for favoring Cvba
and In doing so our government Is un
der no obligation to consider what the
effect may be upon the British jiosses
slons. The conclusions of the British
cabinet will be awaited with much in
In the year 1901 IVugIas county ex
pended ST8.3tXLBl for new briilfc-.'s. In
1902 the 4X!endlture for bridges was
r25.?27.M. or a total la two years of
t103.504.23. Competent engineers ex
press the opinion that a saving of 125,
000 might have been effected In the
construction of thee bridges had there
been fair competition and honest super-
vision of the work. There Is now In
the county bridge fuL.l f 20.403.07 and It
may confidently be predicted that this
large sum will t dumped Into the
britige trust hopper unless the brakes
are put on and a new policy adopted
by the l-cinrd of commissioners In pro
jecting and const meting bridges.
(AX OMAHA TRCST VMAHAt
The city of Omaha is a .corporation
owning tangible property valued at
more than Sliro.Ooo.Ooa The right of
the owners of this property to manage
the affairs of the corporation has been
established by precedent usage and
law and np to this time has never been
questioned, denied or abridged. To
make It plain, the city of Oinaha ever
since It secured Its first charter has en
Joyed the same rights that are conceded
to semi public or private corporations,
tamely, the right of Its owners or
stockholders to control the affalra of
the corporation through directors,
trustees or managers of their own
choosing and responsible to them for
the efficient and honest administration
of corporate affairs.
In other words, all the charters ever
enacted for Omaha by succeeding leg-
islatures have recognized primarily that
the taxpayers, who are stockholders in
the corporation, bad a tight to desig
nate through the ballot box the men
who were to conduct the affairs of the
And now It Is proposed by a man who
is not known to be the owner of a foot
of real estate In Omaha and has not
paid a dollar of personal taxes in
Omaha to Invoke the charter-making
power to constitute another man, who
Is not a stockholder In the corporation
of Omaha, to appoint for Omaha a
board of directors with exclusive power
to negotiate, acquire and supervise and
manage property of the corporation of
millions of dollars In value.
If Is proposed further that this Irre
sponsible board appointed by an out
sider shall have the right to appoint a
general manager for this property at
such salary as It may see fit to fix for
any length of time without the consent
of the stockholders or the officers of the
corporation. Now, suppose that any
bodv should nronose to the Wlslarnr
to enact a law that would at,thr.rl tho
governor to appoint a board of direct
ors or trustees for any other corpora
tion whether its property was assessed
at only 1.000 or $1,000,000. Who would
dare stand up and Justify such a meas
ure under pretext that the stockholders
of the corporation could not be trusted
to select honest and capable men to
manage Its affairs? What would be
thought of a proposition that the direct
ors appointed by tho governor to man
age the affairs of a corporation should
be clothed with the right to appoint
their own successors without the con-
sent of the governor or of anybody else,
and should moreover have the right to
appoint a high-salaried general manager
for the corporation before it had ac
quired any plant or property to manager
Surely such a proposition would not be
countenanced by any legislature and
would not receive endorsement by any
body of business men or property own
ers whatever Its promise of advantage
might be. And yet this is precisely
what Is proposed by the water works
bllL Is there any other city In America
that would not protect its right to self-
government? Has any other city In
America ever been placed in such a hu
miliating position as to stand self-con
fessed of dishonesty, Imbecility and
moral cowardice that It would not re
sent the attempt to take from it its
Inherent right of self-government?
Grant that municipal ownership of
the water works has become a para
mount necessity, why should not the
people of Omaha have the right to elect
the water commission and why should
they be compelled to pay a high-salaried
commissioner before they birve pur
chased the works?
Cannot Omaha trust Omaha?
The endorsement of the Howell water
bill by the Real Estate exchange shows
how easy it is to pipe-line a measure
vitally affecting the Interests of the
community through a body that Is not
familiar with the subject and whose
members have not studied the problems
Involved or the questionable features of
tba proposed act The bill in question
was first referred to a committee, a
majority of which was In close touch
with Mr. Howell and Is said to be very
anxious to assist him In getting a sub
stantial foothold In Omaha. The com
mittee heard Howell In behalf of his
own measure and then asked the man
ager aud lawyer of the water company
to state their objections. The manager
declined to talk. The lawyer declared
that his company had no objections to
the proposed purchase, providing It
could get a satisfactory appraisement
but the taxpayers and heavy property
owners of Omaha were not consulted.
The committee reported back to the
members of the exchange that In its
Judgment the bill waa all right and
the exchange took It for granted that
it was all right and endorsed It with
out knowing to what extent it would
Involve the city In needless expense
and costly litigation. In other words.
they were willing to go it blind so long
aa It held out the prospect of municipal
owuersb'p of the water works.
Now that the city election haa been
postponed two months there Is no good
reason why the primary elections for
c:ty nominations tailed by the re
spective county committees should not
also lie set ahead sixty daya. A city
c tti'i'olgu -f three mouths would be an
ateiiiiuat-lc uuisance aa well as an un
heard cf thing.
When Manager Kenjon was on the
wUpcs star. J before the Interstate
Couau-rce commission last week the
only aner that could be elicited
from him in response to the question
what amount of money was Invested
In the packing plants at Omaha was.
'Well, there Is a big difference In talk
ing for advertising purposea n,l 'n
talking for taxation, you know." A
comparison of the tax assessments re
turned for these btg meat packing and
stock yarda corporations Mlth the
stockholders reports will quickly
verify the truth of this sage pronounce
The secretary of the Omaha Board
of Education Is said to be very much
wrought t'P oxer the audacity of
Speaker Mockett In Introducing a bill
'that will have a demoralising effect
upon the educational Institutions of the
state and should It liecoine a law would
place the schools under the direct power
of politicians." The offensive measure
denounced by the secretary authorizes
the appointment of school boards in
cities by the mayor and council. There
Is nothing so absolutely audacious or
revolutionary in the proposition, al
though It may shock- the nerves of the
well paid and not overworked secretary.
School boards are appointed by mayors
subject to confirmation by boards of
aldermen or city councils in Chicago,
St Paul, Albany and quite a number
of otber American cities. The character
aud standing or the members will com
pare favorably in those cities with that
of Omaha school boards and their re
lation to politics and politicians differs
very little from the nonpartisan Omaha
board, whoso members are not barred
from participation In active politics.
What the secretary evidently dreads is
a reversion that might leave him out
In the cold when fuel la so scarce. We
apprehend, however, that he is unneces
sarily alarmed over the Mockett bill
and the audacity of the speaker, at
least so far as Omaha Is concerned.
Ex-Senator Allen thinks he sees In
the Sears resolution, which pledges the
legislature to enact & new revenue law
which will lniure the payment of out
standing debts' and deficiencies before
appropriating money for new departures
In state institutions, "the master hand
of the lion. Edward Rosewater." Sen
ator Allen Is decidedly complimentary,
but In this case ex-Speaker Sears ia en-
t,tled to a11 ths crem for h,s cours
whlcn has the hearty approval Of The
A free distribution of copies of the
Kansas commission's revenue bill baa
been instituted, with the palatial quar
ters maintained by John N. Baldwin
at the expense of the Union Tacific aa
the distributing point The railroads
may be able to fool legislators who
want to be fooled, but they ennnot fool
Two of the scholarships established
by Cecil Rhodes to provide education
at the English universities for students
from the outside English-speaking
world have been awarded for South Af
rica. Aa yet there bas been no visible
scramble among 'American students to
connect with the Rhodes' benefactions.
A Pertleent laqalrr.
Why are not the flags halfmaated over
the death of his royal majesty, the sultan
Love for His Eeemles.
Cleveland Leader (rep.).
The bose.es do not like Roosevelt: neither
do the trusts. These are two and sufficient
reasons why be will be elected president
Civilisation's Reeky Road.
The army of the sultan of Morocco Is
armed with flintlocks and muzzle loaders,
and his people believe that the devil in
vented the cannon. How can civilization
be expected to flourish in such a pitiful
country as that?
Differences la Men.
John Mitchell bas refused a $10,000 reil
dence tendered to blm by the miners' union
circumstance which will deepen Deacon
raer'a conviction that Mitchell la a vision
ary and a crank. So tar from refusing any
thing that is offered to him, the deacon lk
in the habit of reaching forth and acquir
ing anything that he wants whether It Is
submitted to his acceptance or not.
Better Late Tbaa Never.
Agulnaldo saya that he Is sorry to emerge
from his quietude and retirement, but ha
felt that it waa hie duty to ask the United
States for $20,000,000 in gold and a credit
for ISO, 000, 000 more for the development of
the Philippine islands. Agulnaldo had bet
ter thought of this matter before be began
his rebellion and destruction of property,
If he is anxious to develop the islands he
had better work out some other method ot
doing it, or else stay In retirement.
A Comatoa La nam a ire.
New Tork Tribune.
Secretary 8haw In a carefully considered
speech expresaea the earnest hope that
within s reasonable time English will be
the common language of all the eountrlea
In both the Americas. The advantages of
such a change almost surpass Imagination
but It cannot be doubted that they will be
enjoyed by after generations. Perhapa not
at any time in this centurr, however, for
the obstacles and difficulties will be ex
ceedingly hard to surmount.
MItLIOXS FOR DUFK.ISE.
Large Stock of Money la tke Treas
arlee of Trade Vatoaa.
The public will be astonished to learn
from tbe annual report of the treasurer of
the United Mine Workers of America that
the organization has on hand more tbaa
s million dollars. Coming so soon after
the great anthracite strike, when tbe
miners of the bard coal region seemed t
be reduced to extreme need, the condition
of the treasury ot the union of mine work
era ia far better than outsiders could have
Tbe big figures simply show what power
there la in vat numbers united for com
moo purpose. It only takes $! or $5 from
every member ef the miners' union to
make $1,000,000, and tbe American Feder
ation of Labor could raise $10,000,000 by
tax ot $1 on every mcoiber.
The labor organizations ot the United
States have become giants worthy of com
carlson with tbe huge business corpora
tloos of tbe times. Both labor and capital
are being welded Into auch immense masses
that the citizen who elands alone, as
worker or aa an fnveator, la ccntclcua
hie littleness and bW precarious position
whenever there are storms brewing ia tke
business as! ludusuiai swfll.
not Jin Atioi T sew tork. .
Ripples an the Carreat at Life la
The big skyscraper opposite the Fifth
Avenue hotel, known as the Flatlron, and
which la one of the sights of the Mg city.
Is pronounced "a public and private
nuisance" in s complaint filed In court by
Gibson W. Vincent, a clothing merchant
doing business within wind range ot the
building. Mr. Gibson swears the Flatlron
so deflects the air currents that his plato
glass wlndowa have been crushed like egg
shells, and he wants $5,000 fqr damage to
his atork and anxiety of mind. To cor
roborate his contention Mr. Vincent eeta
forth In hla bill ot complaint that the Flat
iron "Is of an extremely peculiar and un
usual shape," and for this reason the air
currents aweeping around the structure
perform some fearful and wonderful tricks.
According to Mr. Vincent's bill, so flerco
has become the disturbance at times that
pedestrians have been hurled -violently to
the sidewalk. Occupants of buildings In
the neighborhood tell ol being eyewitnesses
to some of tbe frightful and alleged unlaw
ful acts of the wind after Its natural course
has been changed by the Flatlron. There
have been days, they say, when persons' In
trying to board street cars at the corner ot
Broadway and Twenty-third street have
suddenly found themselves blown ten feet
away, while the car moved on. 'They con
tend that It Is out of the question for a
woman to walk down Broadway and retain
her hat In proper shape, and that among
men the habit ot pro'nnlly haa been la
mentably Increased since the Flatlron be
gan to interfere with the air currents. Ex
perts on wind, air currents and the like
ill figure in the trial.
A party of Brooklynltes returning home
from a theater In Manhattan the other
lght walked down the east side of Broad
way to Twenty-third street, relates the
Brooklyn Eagle. At a point nearly oppo
site Twenty-fifth street one of the women
topped suddenly and, throwing up her
ands, uttered a piercing scream. Conster
nation seized the other members of the
party and they gathered about her with a
rapid Are of solicitous questions. When
she could gasp the words she said:
"Oh, I thought it was falling over!"
In time she explained that "It" was tho
Flatlron building, that marvelous slice of
architecture which splits Broadway and
ifth avenue apart at Twenty-third street.
She had chanced to look up at it Just as a
flock of clouds was flying rapidly south
ard through the moonlight and at first
glance the illusion was perfect. Tbe build
ing did seem to be pitching forward.
It is worth a trip to that point to see this
remarkable structure by moonlight, es
pecially If there be clouds passing south
ward over It. Not much imagination is re
quired to make the spooky-looking build
ing aeem to do all sorts of strange minus.
It is no trick at all to rcake yourself be
lieve it Is a twenty-story steamboat, rush
ing, stem on, straight at you.
In his wlerdest dreams, tbe most enthu-
slaatic pie-lover on record never saw such
construction as waa served at the annual
ball of the Consumers' Pie Baking company
In Brooklyn one night last week.
It was a pie, but it defies classification.
It weighed 110 pounds, was three feet wide.
two feet deep and seven feet long, and
these things were In It:
Two hundred egg; fifteen pounds cf co-
coanut, six pounds or cranberries, six
pounds ot mincemeat, alx pounds of plm-
pple, six pounds of plums, twelve pounds
of lemons, six pounds of peachea and fifty
pounds ot sugar.
It took six men fifteen hours to make
this pie. Each one had a section and be
had enough to do to keep him busy all of
one day. A half ton of coal was used to
do It to a beautiful brown and the pie was
in a huge oven for an hour and a half. A
pecial steel plate Baa 10 pe maae o Dane
it and this alone cost $18.
Cntll midnight this delicious pie was on
exhibition in Saengerbund hall, with a
special guard to protect It from the hun
gry. When the algnal was given more than
200 pie-lovers attacked it In a body and It
was all gone in the course of a couple ot
It was the biggest pie ever made and
thooe who ate It say it was also the beat.
Pepsin was In great demand at the Brook
lyn drug stores the next day.
A certain Broadway restaurant known
for the Parisian quality ot lta cooking, is
also acquiring for tta cafe a flavor of smart
Bohemianlam, which la profitable in tbe
Half of New Tork wants to be thought
recklessly and spectacularly giddy," the
At any rate, be has solved the secret ot
success, reports the Evening Post. Every
night the small marble-topped tables are
plentifully occupied. It Is especially good
Bohemian form to loll upon tbe leather
cushioned wlndowseats and call for a writ
ing portfolio. Inkwell and pen. After all,
those who look on may Imagine one aa
dashing off a rondeau, or even such a dif
ficult verse form as the villanelle. The
proprietor does not begrudge his guests
the papers and pens. They are valuable as
theatrical properties, and he knowa It.
The air Is heavy with Tachalkowsky, the
bouquet of liqueurs and the fumes of Egyp
tian clgarettea. One ia conscious vaguely
that tbe women talk very loud, and do not
Wagner still makes a good deal ot noise
In tbe world; the royalties on his operas
yielded $115,000 last year.
Tbe citizens of Carllnville. III., have
atarted a movement looking towar4 tbe
erection of a monument in that city over
the grave ot General John M. Palmer.
Half of the English statesmen were made
prominent by their American wives, but
you never hear of an English woman doing
anything for an American husband.
A chemist employed by the New Tork
Board ot Health to analyze various pre
pared foods sold In the groceries of the
city obtained 373 samples and louna that
J1S were adulterated. Hia report la said
to have been "startling."
Tbe Isle of Pines, south of Cuba, Is the
original of Robert ' Louis Stevenson s
"Treasure Island." Prof. John Finley bas
been visiting the Island and in writing of
the experience aaya that, even at this late
and unromantle day, be found men digging
for treasure there.
Tbe new governor of Pennsylvania seems
to think that libraries and universities,
when given away to tbe citizens of other
states, are not as useful to tbe inhabitants
of Pennsylvania aa would be good roads
He would like to see a few Carnegie pikes
and a Rockefeller boulevard or two.
Little Dog, Curly Bear, Mountain Sheep,
Toung Bear, Two Horna and White Grass,
Indians of tbe Blftckfoot reservation, have
petitioned the federal government for work.
If their names count for anything. Uncle
Sam can aettla tbla problem quickly by
turning them loose upon one another.
D. O. Mills, the New Tork millionaire
owns a $1,000 overcoat and tbe fact only
became matter of public knowledge when
the costly garment waa stolen. Mr. Mills
attended s dinner in the bouse of a re la
tive and found on preparing to return home
that the overcoat bad disappeared, having
probably been carried off by an expert hall
thief. Tbe owner offers a reaaid of $104
Itjt lu return.
TIPS FOH TIIK I.KOISI.ATt RK,
Slanton Picket: Ex-Srskfr Sears Is
right. Let ways and means be provldod
to pay off the presnnt state debt before
more debta are contracted. There Is rood
business sense in the resolution.
David City Record: Speaker Mockett
seems to meet with a good deal of opposi
tion In the legislature and the big appro
priations may not go through so easy at
Lincoln as the organization ot the house
seemed at first to Indicate.
Emerson Enterprise: The Indications are
that the rresrnt legislature Is made up of
Intelligent and buslnecs-llke men and thnt
they will enact some good laws. The press
of both parties should give them a chance
and wait until the end of the session to
offer criticisms. '
Albion News: The legislature seems de
termined to enact a revenuo law compe
tent to raise money sufficient to pay off
the floating indebtedness of the state be
fore making any appropriations for further
slate buildings. This is in harmony with
the wishes cf a large majority of the
St Taul rhonograph-Press: Our legisla
ture should pass a resolution for s United
Statea constitutional. amendment snd send
a copy of It to every state where the legis
lature is In sessionasking for the direct
election of United States senators, as that
is the only way we can accomplish this
much needed reform.
Charpell Register: A bill has been Intro
duced in the legislature by Hon. O. C. Mc
Allister establishing an experimental Irri
gation etstion at or nfar North Platte, and
appropriating) $10,000 for same. Should this
bill go through It will be the first time the
extreme western part of the state has been
recognized by an appropriation.
Stanton Register: Conflicting Interests
in the legislature are fighting for supre
macy and It is becoming plain to all the
citizens that a continuation of the present
fights is liable to cause the failure of meri
torious measures. We will venture this
prediction, and believe that It Is true: No
law will be placed on the statute books this
winter unless Its passage Is secured by
trades and combinations.
Aurora Republican: One of our lcirtsla
tors haa Introduced a bill to prevent the
wounding and crippling ef pigeons for the
amusement of tportsmen. Lootuls Is his
name and he has our unqualified approval.
We have been hoping some lawmaker would
Introduce such a measure. Certainly the
wholesale slaughter of helpless birds for
tbe Idle amusement ot misled sportsmen is
against the laws of Ood and self-respect of
mankind. The bill should pass.
Benkleman Chronicle: About the biggest
Job the present legislature bas on Its hands
is the enactment of a satisfactory revenue
law, or the amendment ottho law we now
have to make It fair to all and effective In
the collection of the taxes. It cannot be
overlooked in framing such a law that de
linquent taxes .accumulated under crop
failures, which bore heaviest on the west,
and created conditions differing from the
eastern counties, where tbe present law was
David City Record: Sears Introduced a
resolution providing that no bill should
come up In the house for- a third reading
calling for appropriations for public build
ings until after an adequate revenue bill
should be formulated to raise money suf
ficient to get the state out ot debt, which
was adopted by a large majority. It was
amended so as - to permit appropriations
for rebuilding or repairing buildings, to
open the way to complete the penitentiary
and rebuilding the Norfolk asylum. This
will give tbe lobby , a short rest
Grand Island Independent:. Tbe paasage
ot a bill enabling the farmers to own and
operate elevators, thus to handle, sell and
ship their own grain. Is urged, it being al
leged that the farmers would receive from
to 6 cents more per bushel for their
grain If they could sell and ship for them
selves. Really It ought not to require a
bill. Any man or number of men ought to
be given the opportunity to erect elevators
If they see fit and receive the same treat
ment by the railroads as are given to any
other owners ot elevators. Such appears,
from the statements of the friends of the
proposed legislation, not to be the case.
Where there are Independent elevators It
s stated that there la difficulty In securing
Columbus Telegram: Every member of
the legislature has taken an oath to sup
port tbe constitution of Nebraska. That
constitution expressly states that the su
preme court of tbe state shall consist of
three Judges. The Telegram and all men
know that tbree Judges are not enough
to transact the baslncss of the court. But
no matter. There stands the constitution.
Every citizen has sworn to support that
constitution. The creation of a supreme
court commission is an insult to the consti
tution. A bill Is now pending to give new
life to the present supreme court commis
sion. Tbe Telegram Is aware that the com
mission is in popular favor, and fiat In
opposing It we are regarded at a bac). -num
ber. But there stands the constitution, and
we had rather be true to that constitution
than to win the approval of men by being
false to It.
Fairly Pardonable Pride.
St. Louis Republic.
Without arrogating to Itself any of that
dlssgreeable, Pharisaical superiority which
lta own recent crusade for Clean govern
ment might naturally Inspire, St. Louis
may tender a recipe to gang-ridden cities.
There Is no startling novelty or originality
In the recipe s determined, fearless grand
Jury snd a prosecuting officer with honesty
is mo m as m sesx.M TvWvWfflMx
us i mi in as raw ax Ur C "S ,
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kuara. bMcaltiiMiAnn It " M
Every well-posted doctor today knows all about Aycr's Cherry
Pectoral. Most doctors order it for coughs, colds, bronchitis.
and even for consumption.
ADOIISII THH 8S.OOO UIT.
Illinois Movlnar to Repeal the l.avr
Ltmltlnat Death llammri.
Fifty yeara as next month the Illinois
legislature liberalized the common law by
permitting damages t be recovered for
the benefit of the widow and next of kin
where the death of a person had been
caused by the wrongful act, neglect or de
fault of another. M'hen the legislature
made this desirable change In the law It
provided that the "fair and Just compensa
tion" for the pecuniary Injuries to the
family of the deceased should not exceed
$5,000. That limitation on the damages
uhlrh a Jury may award has remained un
changed to this day.
Half a century ago $3,000 was a large sura.
It earned for its owner when he loaned it
more than twice as much as It will today.
A merchant who had made $:0,0i0 then
was considered to have accumulated a for
tune and to be In a position where he could
afford to retire from business. The aver
age earning power of the man who works
with hia head or his hands his value to
the family of which he Is Ihe malnsVy
is far greater today than It waa half a
century ago. For that reason1 verdicts In
suits to recover damages for personal In
juries which do not result In death are so
much larger than they were. There are
cases where $5,000 is ample compensation
in case of death. It may more than make
up to tbe recipients the loss occasioned by
the death, but In an Increasing number ot
cases it does not.
A bill haa been Introduced to raise the
limit from $5,000 to $13,000. Its passage
will be a long ctep In the right direction,
hut it will be better to co still farther and
to have no limitation. The general as
sembly should complete the work begun In
1853 by providing that where a person has
been killed by the wrongful act or neglect
of another those dependent on him shall
recover what they prove to be fair and
Just compensation for the pecuniary Injury
Inflicted on them by his death. Thla Is
the law now In the state of New Tork. Un
der It verdicts were not lpng ago returned
against the New Tork Central awarding
damagea for twelve times tbe amount that
can be awarded In Illinois. The damages
were not punitive. They represented'
simply the value of the decedenta to their
The Influence of railroad corporations
snd other corporatlona which are liable to
pay damages for deaths occasioned by their
negligence will be exerted to defeat an at
tempt to raise the limitation or to do away
with It. vTha legislature should rise su
perior to that influence and make the law
read as It should read. Then It will be
for the rallroaus to protect themselves by
exercising greater care In the operation of
their lines, thus minimising the number ot
persons killed or Injured through the
wrongful acts Qr.neglect of their employes.
Willie Pa, some wordu are called ."Jaw
breakers," arn't they? What kind of words
are they? .
Pa 1 guess, my son, they're the' kind a
man is forced to eat at times. Philadelphia
Sympathetic Listener In these dreary,
desolate wastes, Mr. Dashpok.', 1 suppose
you grew fond even of your 6ks.
Keturned Arctic Explorer Heavens, no,
miss! We had plenty of pemmican and
walrus meat. Chicago Tribute. .
Sezso Ruytcr is not an' author; he's a
Sezso Every novel he writes becomes a
drug on the market. Brooklyn Eagle.
"Why don't you get rid of that mule?"
"Well, siih," answered the colored man,
"I's done been a-trailln' all my life, an' I
nebher once got de best of a bargain. I'a
holdln' en to dat mule, 'case it I was to
trade ira off, I'd turn up wlf a sentence in
lull rt 11' tvnhnlii f v r ' ' W H 1 n
ton Star. . 1
"Ton were telling Miss Oausslp thla morn
ing that you were going to be married
aRaln, weren't you?" said the shrewd man.
"Why, yea." the widower gasped la sur
prise, rhow did you know?"
"After you left her she beiran to count
on her fingers." Philadelphia Press.
Mr. Brighton haa a faint streak of down
on his upper Up.
"When I get to be a man, papa." said his
little 4-year-old. "I'm going to have a great
big mustache like yours.1
hat boy haa been feeding on candy ever
since. Chicago Tribune.
"I want my photograph to be a natural
likeness, without any retouching- or robel-
1 suppose you will charge less for
"On the contrary.
madam, we must
"More? Why la that?"
"Madam, to let an exact likeness of yon
go out of this gallery without any work
upon It wouia con us a nunnrea customers
at least." Cleveland Plain DeaUer.
Hush baby, my darling, the sand man Is
And he will soon get you, I see by your
So cuddle up tight In your fond mother's
May angela watch o'er you and keep you
And when bright morning dawns may your
first loving coo
B the sound that shall greet me and call
me to you
Tour sweet honey lips let ma kiss, precious
Tour troubles are ended, your day's work
Now mamma enfolds you with loving em
brace, While smiles of sweet Innocence halo your
May wur life be unclouded, as bright as
May your troubles be few and real sorrows
Talmas. Neb. CORYDON ROOD.
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