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1903. M. a. huinuaiu,
(Seal.) Notary Public
The Ileal Estate exchange campaign
for eaual taxation must be kept up
Investigation into the Stuefer bond
deals ought to bring out some more wit
nesses with convenient lapses of mem
In the meanwhile the decision of the
coal strike arbitrators Is important to
the consumer chiefly as an asset for the
If the legislature could place its 133
ears to the ground fot a few seconds it
might bear a slight murmur In the
mitral valve. '
A rare volume of the Bible in Anglo-
Norman' has just , been sold for $3,050,
The value of the Bible' as-a book; how
ever, can never be measured In dollars
Of course it was purely accidental
that all twelve of the saloons put under
the ban by the Brontch police', board
happen to sell the beer of one and the
The men in the firing cab are getting
up steam to send the revenue bill over
the tracks In the senate end of the legis
lature with clear right-of-way over all
other rolling stock.
' Testimony in the Burdlck case rein
forces the time-proved adage that
is often better to travel a thousand miles
than to write a letter, even if you have
to pay railroad fare.
With British conwolg down to the low
est point in nearly forty years, John Bull
can appreciate Uncle Sam's credit that
enables him' to float, securities at-rates
that would scarcely-be dreamed of, a
decade ago. .,.'.- r ,
Oh, yes I The Broatch police board Is
a reform body appointed to take the
police but of. politics.' It savors very
much of the' ' same brand of reform
ladled out by the defunct bunch of non
partisan fusion reformers.
Queen Lil was particularly uncom
municative on her homeward transit
through Omaha. But, then, any one who
thought be had f'JOO.OOO within his
grasp, only to have it vanish as if an
empty dream, would be likely to act
The World-Herald delights In playing
the "I-told-you-so"? role. , It Is, however,
only about republicans who go ' wrong
In official positions that it told us so.
When democrats fall to live up to prom
ises made for them, as so often happens
hereabouts, the ','I-told-you-so". organ
suddenly suffers paralysis of the tongue.
That school of, music scheme for the
State university was evidently a buffer
for its- school of agriculture bill. Per
haps the demand for a musical appro
priation might have met a more sym
pathetic reception If the curriculum
taught, how to get harmony out of a
threshing machine or to beat time on a
Director of the Census Merrinm calls
the census' a deoennlal snapshot of the
nation, ' It's lucky the framers of the
constitution whe provided therein for
the enumeration, of the people every ten
years,, out of which the census has
grown, did not have such metaphors
shot at them, for they would not have
known what waa meant.
. The paper that declare Governor Sav
age vetoed the wolf bounty appropria
tion tws years ago should poat itself
up on recent state history. Governor
Savag naver ' had a chance either to
alga or veto a bill passed by the legis
lature, and if the wolf bounty claims
Lad aver come up to him be could have
boon depeadad on to put them through
will TtBT iitn-diwn LAW.
It appears to be the purpose of some
f the lending railway companies to
test the conKtltutlonallty of the antl
rt'bnte law. Announcement is made
that the take-Shore railrond In pre
pared to make a fight over the question
of 'making and maintaining rates and
that It -will be backed by all the big
allronds of the east which are Included
In the community of Interests scheme
In what Is known as the eastern railroad
pool. According to the report It Is the
Intention of this pool to either dislodge
the Interstate Commerce commission
from its position or to have the Elklns
law declared unconstitutional.
An eastern paper states that the prin
cipal fight will be against the stand
taken by the commission that rates can
be rnlsed or lowered by a judicial ac
tion under the' new law. This, it la
suggested, will bring up the old fight
that has been waged for years letwepn
the rallronds of the country and the
Interstate Commerce commission. The
success of the fight on the part of the
commission. It Is , remarked, "would
mean the realization of the old dream
of complete government supervision of
the railroad rates on Interstate business,
Jvhlle the exact opposite is appealing to
the railroads, who W ant to get back to
the place they have occupied of making
such rates as they choose as1 long as
they lived up to the published tariffs."
So. far as the constitutionality of the
anti-rebate law is concerned it has al
ready been affirmed, in effect, by the
supreme court of the United States. In
a recent decision by the court the law
was recognized in such a way as to
Virtually acknowledge that it is con
stitutional. Still It Is unquestionably
desirable that it shall be given a thor
ough test, so that the question of con
stitutionality may be fully and finally
determined: There has been generally
shown on the part of the railroads a
disposition to comply with the require
ments of the act so far as it prohibits
rebates and discriminations. : The ob
jection of the eastern .railroads,-it ap
pears, la not to. this,, but to the con
struction of the commission in regard to
the provision relating to the making of
rates. . It Is certainly to' be desired that
this shall be clearly defined by Judicial
decision and no reasonable complaint can
therefore be made in regard to the pro
posed action on the part of the railroads
Let them take the matter to the courts
as soon as possible and have the Issue
settled without unnecessary delay. There
is a very general belief that the anti-
rebate law is absolutely sound in prin
ciple and will be highly beneficial in op
eration, but there will be no objection
to any action looking to the determlna
tlon of the question of Its constitution
KXONERATIOX Or QESCRAL WOOD.
There will be no question among fair-
minded men as to the propriety of the
action of Secretary, Root JrL regard., to
the charges made against .General Leon
ard Wood by the man who waa chiefly
responsible for the postal scandal in
Cuba. The secretory of war fully ex
onerates the former governor of Cuba
and states that everything. contained In
the charges of Rathbone was - known to
the authorities at Washington and un
qualifiedly approved by them. So far as
General Wood Is concerned his public
statement respecting the accusation is
what was to have been expected, en
tirely frank and straightforward and In
viting the most thorough Investigation.
It would be quite impossible for such
a man as Rathbone, with the record he
made In Cuba, to convince any corn-rid
erable number of the American people
that General Leonard Wood was guilty
while In Cuba of conduct unworthy the
position he held. JIb course there
throughout was marked by the highest
judgment, by great executive ability and
by absolute integrity. It was in all
respects creditable and honorable and
the distinguished reputation he made as
the representative of the United States
in the performance of a. .most. difficult
and delicate task will live long in the
memory of the Cuban people, to whom
he showed himself a most earnest and
faithful friend. General .Wood ' served
the government wisely and uprightly
and no defamation' on the part of. those
whose dishonesty lie exposed can-dimin
ish hla claim to the -respect ' and..epnfl
dence of the American people. V
ADULTERATED FOOD PROVVCTi).
It is a fact that of the food products
Imported from Europe into this coun
try a great deal la adulterated. A report
oi tne government chemists, made as the
result of ! very careful investigation,
shows that Germany la sending to the
United States every year millions of
dollars' worth of foodstuffs into which
harmful preservatives have been Intro
duced. While that, country Is findlna
fault with and discriminating against
our meats and fruits on the ground that
they are deleterious to health, she is
sending here food products which It has
been demonstrated are more harmful,
so far as the preservatives are con
cerned, than anything sent there from
this country, thus furnishing a substan
tial ground for retaliation on our part.
Doubtlesa other countries send here
articles to which objection could fairly
be made on this score, but so far aa
appears Germany is the chief offender.
The Information obtained by the gov
ernment Investigation haa been kept
ironi the public, but a bill waa put
through congress st the closing hours
of the session, says a Washington dis
patch, which makes It possible to utilize
the information should It be found ex
pedient to do so. This meaanre author
izes the secretary of the treasury to re
fuse entry of food supplies which the
secretary of agriculture finds to be
adulterated so -as to .be Injurious to
health. There was prevlouiJy a law that
authorized taa exclusion of adulterated
foods that might be Injurious to health.
but it required oar officials to prove that
they were harmful. ' T5ie new law re
Haves them of this. Under this atatnta
there would be no difficulty in adopting
retaliation as to those countries which
discriminate against Auieikan products
on the ground that they are impure and
it is highly probable that the law will
be enforced if the policy of discrimina
tion is continued.
SHAM RKfOHM DROPS THE UASK.
The sham reform police board, headed
by that political buccaneer, William J.
Broatch, has at last dropped the mask.
When they received their commission
from the hands of Ezra P. Savage the
people of Nebraska In general and the
citizens of Omaha in particular, were
assured that the redoubtable pardon
dispenser was actuated solely by a de
sire to redeem Nebraska's metropolis
from maladministration, enforce public
decency and morality by the suppres
sion of vice and divorce the police and
fire departments from politics.
Everybody In the community familiar
with the deal between the bull fight
governor and the corporation managers
knew that no reform either in public
morals, public decency or nonpartisan
police supervision could be hoped for
from a commission organized as an aux
iliary of the corporation combine, whose
sole aim has been to subjugate and rule
this community with an Iron hand. For
this infamous task no fitter, man could
Jiave been chosen than William J.
Broatch. . Unprincipled, unscrupulous
and utterly indifferent to public senti
ment, this Omaha Weyler could be de
pended upon mercilessly to swing the
police club over the heads of men and
women who come under police surveil
There were1 a good many people la
Omaha, however, who did not know
Broatch and his methods and there
were a great many other people who be
lieved that his three colleagues In the
commission would not allow themselves
to become, mere puppets In his handn.
These amiable people were evidently
oblivious of the fact that the Broatch
commission was created for a specific
purpose and that purpose has no rela
tlon whatever to public morals or better
From Its very Inception the commls
slon has sought to curry favor with the
lawless and vicious classes by the.ap
polntment of police officers who had
made themselves notorious by. their
moral depravity and licentiousness.
From these belled cats the habitues of
the proscribed district, male and female,
have nothing to fear. During the whole
eight months of Its existence the sham
reiorm commission has not done one
solitary thing for the restraint of flaunt
ing vice, nor has it made the faintest at
tempt to enforce law and order.
The closing up of a dozen saloons Sat
urday night at the very time when
three out of the four commissioners
were carousing in a wine room attach
ment of an all-night restaurant was not
merely a grandstand play to the gal
leclea, but it was a bold attempt at po
litical blackmail to compel the brewers
that supply beer to the resorts that
were closed over Sunday to fall In with
the political program of the corpora
tions who are bent upon capturing not
only the republican primaries, but also !
the democratic primaries, so that only
men who can be depended upon to do
the bidding of the corporation bosses
shall be nominated for vll the city i
offices by the two political parties.
Few people realize what a revolution
Is In prospect If the South Omaha
school board bill becomes a law. Up to
the present time all school directors In
Nebraska have served without . pay,
while the proposed bill fixes a salary of
$300 a year for school board members.
It is not that the. salary cuts much
figure, but that the rule of no compen
sation is broken for the first time and
the etory of the camel pushing himself
into the Arab's hut is sure to be re
peated first by extending the salary at
tachment to the school boards of other
cities and school districts and then
screwing the salaries up so that they
will become the objective point It may
be , that the salaried school board ' ia
what the people want, but they should
have their eyes open to what they are
President Roosevelt on his coming
western trip will discuss all the Im
portant public topics that have had the
attention of hla administration during
the past year. President Roosevelt Is
one of the public men who believe In
taking the public Into his confidence,
and the public reciprocates by confiding
the most vital Interests of the country
implicitly In him and backing up his
Judgment with a vigorous public senti
A Kansas City paper discusses In all
seriousness "the decline of our legisla
tures," which It Insists have degen
crated into a haven for second-class pol
iticians and grafters. The decline, bow
ever, depends eutlrely on the point of
view. Careful comparison covering a
period of years would, we believe, dem
onstrate that legislative prices have
been going up Instead of coming down,
me senate committee on revenue
slammed the door in the face of Tax
Commissioner Fleming of Omaha, but
If John N. Baldwin had rapped at the
door he would have been salaamed in,
although that ponderous pompadour
statesman never paid a penny of taxes
in Nebraska and very few pennies In
Iowa, whence he halls from.
"Government by brewery In Omaha
must cease," exclaims Mr. Broatch un
less the breweries are willing to orna
ment their beer kegs and beer mugs
with a Broatch label and get on their
knees and humbly pledge themselves to
vote the primary election ticket pre
pared by the Broatch dark lantern re
The test-oath primary bill is not only
a spotters' bill, but It is a bill to bar
rut of tha primaries of all political
parties the self respecting men who re
fuse to swallow yellow dogs Just be
es ti they wear tha party label. Its
design la to make powerless people who
place good government above party
Testimonial of "access.
Kansas City Journal.
One of the strongest testimonials to the
success and popularity of President Roose
velt's administration la the fact that his
renomlnatlon Is accepted aa a foregone con
clusion. Stand from ( Vader.
Whea Clereland goes west Into Bryan's
section of the country it will be well for
cautious people to move hack aa much as
possible.. It Is the Innocent bystander that
usually gets hurt.
It Waa DlsTerat Thes,
The scarcity of farm labor complained ot
In Nebraska was not one ot the farmer's
complaints In 1896. Still, between too many
and fewer than are needed the latter Is the
more encouraging indication.
Master of the Bltvatloa.
The president may well be pleased with
the result ot the extra session of the
senate. It not only did the work he in
tended to have done, but it proved that he
Is largely master of the most Independent
and arrogant branch of congress, when he
has the country behind him.
Plain Facta OTerlooke.
The Bryanltea all overlook the fact that
the gentlemen who bolted In 1898 and 1900
are not endeavoring to return to a trium
phant political organization. They are try
ing to go back for the sole purpose of re
storing the democracy to the position it
occupied before It became tinctured with
the lama which were so overwhelmingly re
pudiated at the polls.
Oraranlslna; the Army Stan.
Secretary Root has taken the first step
toward the organization of a general staff
by, the Issue of an order convening a mil
itary, board, which is to detail forty-two
officers from the army at large to serve
in ttie new corps. A significant paragraph
of the order is that which declares that
"no applications, recommendations or let
ters except those submitted through the
proper military channels of communica
tion" shall be considered by the board.
This means that members ot congress need
not .apply and that sons of their fathers
are under Interdict, or does it mean that
applications must be made to the adjutant
general, the political chief of the army?
Advisers and Candidates.
Mr. Cleveland, as he tells us, Is In poli
tics now only in an advisory capacity. So
say they all, gentlemen. Mr. Bryan la not
a candidate. - He Is only advlelna? his party
friends. And the same la true of Mr. Hill,
Mr. Olney and Mr. Gorman. There are no
candidates in the field. But of advisers the
party has no lack. The woods are full of
them. Turn to the .north, south, east or
west, and you' find them without an effort.
Nevertheless, the different between an ad
viser and a candidate ia so slight in exist
ing circumstances .that Mr. Cleveland's
three deliverances will not serve to take
his name out of popular speculation. His
best friends will oonttnue t rata him as
the beat man for next year's race.
Boiling; Water Net Xaeagh.
Cleveland 1 Leader.
Bolilna. it Is aareed., will kill the aerms
that are found In the sewage-contaminated
water, but if the water is boiled thoroughly
for a period of five minutes, as suggeated by
the health ofBcer, it will be discovered that
there U something, besides germs in it
which should not be taken Into the human
stomach. Water that has' been boiled the
required time will be found, after It has
cooled, to be covered with a filthy and of
fenslve-Jooklng scum. This Is the organlo
matter .hat is carried In solution in the
water, and it la what gives the boiled water
its sickening taste. If the boiled vater Is
put thrpugh a good filter, many of which
can be purchased at amall cost, compara
tlvely. It will come out clear, sparkling and
palatable, almost as good aa spring water,
A, TEXAS STALWART.
Memorial to Sam
In Stataary Hall.
St Louis Globe-Democrat.
Tha proposition to erect a memorial to
Sam Houston aa one of Texas' contribu
tlons to Statuary hall In the capltol at
Washington excites some discussion. Every
body concedes the fitness of the selection,
but the design to represent him In the
costume of an Indian calls out a strong
protest from Judge John H. Reagan. The
Judge recites some of the posts which Hous
ton held and the services which bs ran
dered as congressman from Tennessee, gov
ernor of that state, commander of the rev
olutionary armies which won Texas' Inde
pendence, president of the Texas republic,
senator from Texas in the United States
congress and governor of Texas, and pro
tests vigorously against having him stand
In Statuary hall in the garb of a Cherokee,
in which tribe he lived for several years
Just before removing to Texas In the days
when that locality waa part of Mexico.
Judge Reagan is right in his protest
againat this propoaed travesty on the mem
ory of this distinguished Texan. But Hous
ton rendered other services to his country
than those which Judge Reagan mentions.
As governor of Texas in 1860-'61 be did
good work for the union cause, but he was
eventually overthrown by the extremists.
Judge Reagan and others, who hurried the
state into secession. Attempting, at the
opening of lSttl, to prevent the calling of a
convention which was to pass an ordinance
of secession, and then, after the ordinance
had been passed, refusing to take the re
quired oath ot allegiance to the confed
erate government, he aroused the hostility
ot the madmen who were carrying Texas
In to tha coalition with South Carolina and
the rest of the states which had gone
through the form of getting out ot the
union, was depoaed by the secessionists.
forced Into private life and died In the
middle of the war which he vainly tried to
avert, and which he predicted would bring
ruin on his section.
A few years before that time Sam Hous
ton rendered another service to his state
and country which Judge Reagan neglects
ta mention. As a senator he voted against
the repeal ot the Missouri compromise In
1854, and he was the only democrat la his
chamber who did thla. One southern whig.
Bell of Tennetsee, Joined htm in opposing
this tolly. In the house two democrat
Benton ct Missouri and Mlllson of Virginia
also fought this political crime. These
three democrats, who stood out against the
predominant sentiment of their party and
sectloa and vainly tried to save their party
and the country from' a long train of ca'am
lt,les which this wickedness brought, de
serve to be held in grateful remem
brance by all genuine Americans. Judge
Reagan forgets to call the attention of his
countrymen to these two Instances of cour
age, public spirit and foresight which ware
displayed by the man whose memory he
champions. Statuary hall will contain no
worthier dure 'than that sane, patriotic
and stalwart American, earn Houston.
TALK Or THE STATIC PRESI.
Ponra Jonrnat: The lonrer the leclsla-
ture works on the revenue bill the more
muddled It becomes. The bill as originally
drafted appealed to almost everybody as
Just and fair, but it has been to badly jug
gled, amended and lobbied since then that
It la liable to bear very little semblance to
its former self when it Is finally passed. If
It ever Is passed.
Chadron Journal: We are In favor of the
abolition of capital punishment and In
substituting In Its place life-long sen
tences In the penitentiary. Nowadays a
good many people seem to court and wel
come death, but those who like to look
out and see staring them in the face a
life sentence at hard work are not so num
erous. Have more life sentences and a
pardoning board as well.
Albion News: The Ramsey elevator
bill, similar to the Brady bill, passed the
house of representatives by a unanimous
vote last Tuesday. It will go to the sen
ate and will be considered In connection
with Brady's bill. It Is very evident that
one of these bills will become a law. It Is
said the railroad lobby realizing defeat In
the house withdrew all objections with the
hope ot killing it in the senate.
Albion Newst When Senator Brady's
elevator bill came up in the senate the
papers state that the belligerent remarks of
the Boone county senator turned some
against the measure, who had before been
friendly. As one ot a very small minority
In the senate it should have been patent
to the gentleman, that abuse of the ma
jority was very poor tactics. Under the
circumstances there is not much probability
of this bill becoming a law. There are
some other bills covering nearly the same
ground which may succeed.
Hastings Tribune: We have nothing to
say against the St. Louis World's fair In
particular, but, generally speaking, we
think there are too many world's fairs. The
great number has diminished the value of
the Institution. Too many world's fairs
have become a great midway merely, a place
of amusements which are too frivolous to
be of utility, and which are not the best
things in the world to promote morality.
In our estimation a world's fair should be
a sort of mile-stone In International
growth, and should occur only when spe
cial features of development warrant. As
It is, no sooner does one country complete
Its exhibition than another pops up with
a new fair. Let us have fewer, but let us
have them bigger and better than ever be
Gordon Journal: The legislature has
passed a bill which the governor has signed
that provides that In order to become a
lawyer you must attend a high school- at
least three yeara and put in three years In
a law school and one year In a law office,
or three yeara In a law office, and, of
course, paaa examination. The law now re
quires a four years' course In a medical col
lege to become a doctor and three years'
experience in a drug store and a state ex
amlnatlon to become a druggist. Every
thing tends to higher education in this
country. The time Is coming when a young
man cannot get a Job as chambermaid in a
livery stable unless he has a diploma from
some veterinary college; draymen will be
required to pass an examination in physics,
and common farm hands will have, to pro
duce a sheepskin, signed by the faculty of
some school of agriculture and animal in
dustry. Better get a hustle on you, boys.
or you will be left out In the cold without
Nicholas n. czar of all the Russlaa, works
abont aix hours a day in connection with
affairs, of state, his salary for that time
being In the neighborhood of 180 a minute.
Miss Helen Gould will defray the ex
penses of Dr. William H. Tolman's trip
to Europe to study conditions la the prin
clpal cities and collect material illustrative
of economic progress in various munici
The Minneapolis district court haa de
cided that the bondsmen of former Mayor
Ames of that city must pay the entire
cost of bringing the absconding official back
from his Maine retreat. This bill will
amount to over $1,000.
The beauties and versatility of court In
Junctions grow apace. An up-to-date Chi
cago judge enjoined a young wife from pull
ing her aged husband's whiskers. Aa the
wife is an orator of the Morgan type, she
can singe the whiskers without incurring
the displeasure of the court.
J. B. Robinson haa been a Justice of the
peace at Saladsburg, Pa., for just a halt
century and is believed to have been in
office longer than any other man in the
state. By far the larger number of cases
which come before him are settled amlc
ably, the 'squire being a famous hand at
amoothlng over all sorts of disputes.
The city of Boston haa asked Phlladel
phla to lend it the Liberty bell from Inde
pecdenoe hall for display upon the celo
bratlon, on June 17, of the 128th anniver
sary of the battle ot Bunker Hill. The
managers of the St. Louis fair also desire
to have it on exhibition there. The Phlla
dclphla custodians are loath to have the
bell go out of their care.
What is said to be the most remarkable
Instance of leg-pulling occurred In a New
York hospital. A short leg was stretched
tour inches. Owing to meagre details It is
inadvisable to make a comparison with
recent surgical operations at Jefferson
City, Mo., but the fact that several legls
lators changed $1,000 bills Indicates ar
tistlc work in leg-pulling around Missouri's
Marcus Braun ot New Tork, president of
the Hungarian Republican club and editor
of the Hungarlan-Austro Gazette, was ap
pointed special emigrant commissioner in
Europe by the president the other day,
The salary Is $5,000 a year, with expenses
paid. It is a position recently created re
quiring travel in Europe for the purpose
of stopping on the other side the emigra
tion of anarchists and undesirable persons
It is reported In Boston that Lieutenant
General Nelson A. Miles will again make
that city tie borne upon his retirement
from active service In August next. He
was a clerk In a store In that city from
his seventeenth to bis twenty-second year,
and left there for the south as captain of a
company In the Massachusetts Twenty-sec
ond Infantry under commission issued by
Governor 'Andrew at the outbreak of the
war la 1861.
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BITS OF WASHIXOTOS LIFE.
Minor Srenes and tneldenta Sketched
on the Spot.
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Agriculture, acting on the president's sug
gestion, has planned an extensive Inves
tigation for the purpose of determining
how to protect American rime In the
terrltorlea where the authority ot the
national government Is complete. Alaska
will be Investigated first. Already a man
has been detailed to visit that territory
fur the purpose of making a full report
upon the kind of animals and birds that are
found there, and also to suceest means
for their preservation. It Is not the In
tention to propose to restrict the killing
of birds and animals so as to work hard
ships to' people who kill them for food
purposes, but It Is the Idea to protect the
birds and other wild game from reckless
shooting and slaughter. Dr. S. Hart Mer
rlam, the chief of the division of biology,
will take charge of an Inquiry In Wash
ington, Oregon and California. There are
number of government reservations In
those states where wide forest areas exist.
Considerable game Is to be found there.
and It Is proposed to devise means for pro
tecting It. Game refuges will be set aside
and general plans made for the increase
and spread of species ot birds and animals
that are threatened with extinction. The
Department of Agriculture officials have
already done considerable work along the
line proposed by the president. They are
agitating the subject of the need for state
laws to prohibit spring shooting of game
of all kinds, on the ground that this sport
Is the most harmful of any now Indulged
In by bird hunters. The department also
co-operates, whenever possible, with state
officers In preventing shipments of game
killed out of season, and also works with
private organizations for the protection ot
birds that are not game.
A dispatch to the Chicago Tribune re
ports that another crusade against fraud
ulent "get-rlch-qutck" concerns will be
Instituted Immediately by the Poatofflce
department. The companies Involved are
the oil, copper and gold mine corporations
and similar concerns which publish allur
ing advertisements and make representa
tions which, manifestly are faudulent This
crusade by the department undoubtedly
will sound the death knell of these com
panies, which have fattened on the gullible
people who give up their money in the
hope of securing from SO to 100 per cent
on their Investments.
Complaint has been received by the Post-
office department against some of the cop
per corporations doing business In Mon
tana. The charge Is made that these com
panies are fraudulent on their faces, as
making promises Impossible to redeem and
obtaining money on false pretenses. Oil
and gold mining companies also are In
volved In these charges, and it is antici
pated that when the public becomes aware
of the fact that these corporations will be
Investigated the PostofTloe department will
be flooded with communications contain
ing complaints of correspondents who have
been swindled and who will demand the
return of their money. As soon aa com
plaints sre received Investigations will be
ordered, and the chief Inspectors of the
division of the detective force of the Poet
office department will be busily engaged
during the next few weeks in obtaining
evidence againat questionable enterprises.
If sufficient evidence is secured by the
department detectives to Justify such
action ' the postmaster general will bar
these copper, gold mining and oil com
panies from the use of the mails. With
this valuable privilege taken away it is
predicted that many,, of. these fraudulent
concerns wlU- retire from business forth
with. Those persons who have already
invested money In these questionable com
panies will undoubtedly lose a portion of
it. as from what is already known the
officers of these companies pay themselves
large salaries and spend enormous sums
in advertising. For years corporations
which are outrageously over-capitalised
have been doing a big business and reap
ing rich harvests. Prospectuses containing
statements of notorious misrepresentations
are circulated through the country and mil
lions of dollars have been poured Into tha
coffers of these get-rlch-qulck corpora
tions. Many of them have failed and the
investors have suffered! a total loss.
Colonel Moses C. Wetmora ot St Louis,
the famoua trust buster, had an experience
In Washington a few days ago which con
vinced him that even the most astute "trust
buster" of the west must be on his guard
when he visits the east. The colonel came
to Washington to witness the installation
in the senate of his presidential candidate,
William Joel Stone. After observing the
minutest detail of the event Colonel Wet
more returned to his' hotel in a happier
frame of mind than ha enjoyed even when
he gave the first fierce jab to the octopus
by selling hts big tobacco factory at
St. Louis to the tobaoco trust. He was
approached by a soft-voiced and pleasant
featured young man la the hotel corridor,
who reminded the colonel that he had met
htm In St. Louis a few months ago.
The yonng man confidentially Informed
Colonel Wetmore that he had expected to
meet a mutual friend in the hotel who
was to accommodate him for a few hours
with the small loan of $25, and since the
mutual friend had not shown up, would
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the colonel oblige. . Colonel Wetmore did
oblige, but when he met the alleged; mutual
friend the latter repudiated all knowledge
of the borrower. The next morning Colonel
Wetmore read a story of the arrest son
complaint of Representative Fowler of
New Jersey of the soft-voiced and pleasant
vlsaged young man who had "touched" the
8t. Louis "trust buster." Mr. Fowler had
the man arrested for similar offenses.
Colonel Wetmora took the first train out
Halite Ermlnle Rives, the writer, has been
cutting a wide swath la Washington so
ciety, where her splendid frocks have
caused no end of a sensation. A Washing
ton hostess who was entertaining a Vir
ginia aunt in the New Willard at lunch
eon saw Miss Hallle Rives effulgent In a
robe of silver gray cloth, with lace and fur
In riotous profusion. Hallle was cer
tainly "looking fit." The Washington wo
man pointed out the dazsllng creature, but
the aunt shook her head. "Impossible!"
said she. "An author T I don't believe it.
She doesn't look tacky and no author could
possibly have so much style."
Major General 8. N. M. Toung, who suc
ceeds General Miles as lieutenant general
of the army next August, will be the guest
of the Middlesex club, Boston, at Its cele
bration ot Veterans' night, March 26.
Lloyd C. Orlscom of Philadelphia. United
States minister to Japan, has presented to
the State department two lithographic
copies of the original of Lincoln's Emanci
LINES TO A LAVGII.
It is a mistake to Judge a man by h.s
clothes. They may belong to his taller.
Indignant Neighbor This Is the tin pan
your boy Tommy tied to our dog's tall a
little while aro! .. .
Tommy's Mother (becoming equally In
dignant) I ahall certainly have his father
whip him! That was my beat pan! Chi
Near-sighted Clerk Do you solemnly
swear to apeak the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth, so help you .
Horrified Victim Great Caesar's ghost,
no! I'm the lawyer for the defenee! Haltt
Towns My wife gave me a French dock
for a birthday present and of
II the ec-
11 Ira tr
things!. I never
Browne "No tlma like the present" eht
Mrs. Kipper At last spring Is here and
the coal man and plumber are things of the
Mr. Kipper Don't feel too merry. Here
comes tha Iceman around the corner. De
troit Free Preas.
"Do you follow me. ladles?" asked the
Fihyslcsj culture teaoher, pausing a moment
n her rapid demonstration of exercise No.
"We follow you, madam," replied a mem
ber of the class, "but we can't keep up
with you." Chicago Tribune.
"Do you think that riches bring happi
ness?" aald the philosopher.
"Beyond a doibt," answered Senator
Sorghum. "I can point out a number of
members of the legislature who have been
made happy by my money." Washington
Mrs. TJppeon Tour grandfather is an
octogenarian, la he not?
Mrs. Neurlch Indeed, he Isn't anything
of the sort. He's the most truthful man
I ever bumped up against Chicago News.
A SPRING OBITUARY.
Here lies John Ling, a poet, one of few.
Who nover lied in life except In rhyme, '
But being dead, poor aoul, he has his due.
We're oead sure, in a somewhat milder
His muse was early spring, each spring he
Bom rhymes about tha buds and pleasant
Alast poor Ling-, he lost a lob of lung
While searching for hla too precocious
So heed ye, poets new, and ne'er deceive us
With rhymes on buds and birds, six
weeks too soon.
Or nature In her wrath may quick re
Of you and your erstwhile too early tune.
Omaha. L. B. PHILLIPS.
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