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THE OMAITA DAILY KEE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1901.
Tiie omaiia Daily Dee
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Half the Auditorium-completion fund
baa been subscribed. Now for the other
1 The Russian bear evidently believes
that the time is past for covering its
Congress is wise in giving the Smoot
case to the public in broken doses. The
next Installment will come April 12.
Unanimous consent wilt be granted
Will Allen White to revise his brochure
on "What's the Matter with Kansas?"
Judging from the tales each side Is
telling, there, must be a lot of double
crossing going on between the local
It looks as if those long-promised sub
urban trolley lines will have to be con
structed without waiting for any power
canal to supply the motive force.
So the Northern Securities company
wants a home In Cuba. One would sup
pose that the climate of the United
States had been made warm enough
General Miles should learn caution.
Immediately after flirting with the pro
hibitionists his letter to Michigan demo
crats could not be read because of too
Do you want to take in the St. Louis
World' fair this summer? The Bee
iwlll send you there If you will only line
up with Us prize winners. Nothing to
lose very thing to gain.
If the flood continues it may become
necessary to change tho lines of a once
popular song from "The Ranks of the
Wabash Far Away" to "The Banks of
th Wabash Washed Away."
It General Miles docs not get In line
with Champ Clark on the leading po
litical issue of the democratic party
Senator Cockrell's boom for president
uiuy be again put In running order.
About the only thing left off of the
list of contraband of war In the Russian
proclamation at New Chwang are can
non balls and shells consigned for liu
mediate delivery upon Japanese war
The constancy of the 5t. Louis Hon
which starved itself to death when
eparated from its mate was remark
able, but this Is the year when St. Louis
bat the permission of the world to pro
Whatever divergence of views there
may be as to the proposed Issue of
county funding bonds, no division of
Opinion exists on the desirability of get
ting the county's finances on a - cash
basis and keeping them there.
Our taxpaylng citizen have about
reached the point where they can see
the folly of vesting control of their
.street Improvements in a bookkeeper
and a house builder, no matter how pro
ficient they might be In their own re
The constitutional question In the
fanaina canal deal Mas a little slow In
making Its appearance, but It hat ar
rived all right now that a Chicago
lawyer filed Injunction papers against
the payment of money for the canal
A small exodus of school teacher
from Omaha to Milwaukee may be ex
pected as a result of the transfer of Su
perlntrudent Pearso from the headship
of our schools to that of those by the
big lake. It Is highly Important that
the new Milwaukee superintendent have
few tried and trusty boosters under
blm and some of the faithful lleutcu
ants may soou look for further reward
In tbe form of tempting calls wlta band
aome salary attachment
Ttt UMBO tit KtTTLtMtST. I
The plnn which the directors of the!
Northern Securities coiiipnny have sub- I
tnltted to Its share-holders for dissolving I
the merger of the Northern I'm rifle and from 5 to 23 ikt rent to the price of
(treat Northern railroads, which will be every eonunodity they offer. The In
acted uion by the nlia re-holders a couple It-rest of the taxpayers Is to place the
of weeks henre, may not prove so sue-
cessful as was at first thought. Accord-
Ing to what appears to be an authentic
statement of the situation at present, It
appears probable that the United States
court of appeals for the circuit embrac
ing; Minnesota may bt called upon to
decide as to the manner in which assets
of the Northern Securities company will
be distributed. It Is pointed out that the
most Important factor In the situation Is
In tfif hnlrllnir nt tha T'ti'nn Pacific rnin
pany. That company acquired a large
amount of Northern Taclflc stork
through the Oregon Short Line and this
was converted Into Northern Securities,
which Is understood to have been de
posited by the Oregon Short Line as col
lateral security for Its bonds. It Is said
that the Union rarlflc Interests will In
sist upon the return of the Northern Pa
cific stock deposited In exchange for the
stock of the Northern Securities com
pany which It received, unless the en
tire matter is thrown to the hands of
the court for a Judicial decision as to
how the stock shall he distributed.
Ifor 1. r.rnto.1 n enmnllratlon which
It would seem had not been anticipated
hv thn director, of the Nnrthorn Secnrl-
i. v .
ties company when they arranged their I
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voiwl in th. ...or.r fl,,d it ,r.
highly probable that whatever may be Bla ha8 repeatedly denied any claim or
the action of .the shareholders at their nny intention to assert a claim, is In
..,.i m, i t eluded within the zone of Russlnn mill-
hit. iif iiAb unuiu vsii i ur iinii J a. vnc
omn on ine pian or me
merger company, there
o be a JudlrtnT decision
directors of the
will still have to be a ludic
a to how th atock .bail i,a distribotprt.
Of course this question will not affect
the holders of the bonds of the Oregon
Short Mne. These are nrotectpd hv the
Union raeiflo corporation, so that the
determination of the ouestion of dis-
trlbutlon of the stock of the Northern
Paclfio and Oreat Northern Is a matter
of ho great consequence to the holders
of the Oregon Short T.lne bonds. Thev
are secure in any event
One thing appears to be perfectly clear
and that is that whatever the final set
tlement of the merger there will still re
main a "community of interest" among
the corporations involved. The New
York Journal of Commerce remarks that
evidently the actual holding of the rail
road shares must be mnterlnllr shifted
by the reconversion, for while some of
the original holders had stock In cne
company and some in the other, or In
both in varying proportions, they are
now to get both In a fixed proportion In
return for the one stock surrendered for
cancellation. How this Is to nffect the
ownership and control of the two rail-
rorids does not appear, on the surface and
It may strengthen and even extend the
communis of intprear. Tbi.
the question whether the decision against
the merger is really going to accomplish
all that was expected of It.
JVDOB PARKEH'S SILINCC.
Democrats generally would like to
kuow What are .the Views Of Judge
Alton B. Tarker, who may be nominated
at St Louia for the presidency.- on
public questions, but the Judge declines
A. ,11 il. A It A. & I
to uisciose mem. Acc-orunig to an ai-
bany dispatch, democrats lu all parts
of the country have tiled to secure an
expresslon of opinion from the Judge on
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the issues of the coming presidential
contest. To all such persons his reply
has been that as long as he remained
no th, hanoh ha f i
.... , " t t .V
wmrorrrv. ue is saia to
feel that there will be only one course I
open If the democratic nomination
should come to him and that will be to
at once resign his Judicial, position, so
that he may speak out on the issues of
. u..y ,u no uncertain manner.
iKubtless this is a commendable atti-
uie, out it is quesi.onan.e ir it wui e
.riniaim luu ru..R n..u u.e or
democracy, who are Just now studying
iue c-ia.ms to consideration or tne sev-
' r ". "u,uu"'- w lue V1-
- .uuo u..c-iu.i.., e,e.i
as to now juage 1'aiker voted lu tho
last two national contests and this Is
operating against him with the radlcil
wing of the party. David B. Hill, who
U the chief promoter of the Parker
movement, has said that the. Judge la
"all right on the laiwr question," from
which it Is to be Inferred that he is not
unfriendly to organized labor, but
whether or not he Is in favor of the
'oi-tn shop" Is unknown. Therr has
been no intimation as to what hi? views
aio regarding the combinations, though
It is generally supposed that ho U "con
seratlve" In this direction and then
fore Mould be acceptable to the tru't
magnates wno no not want tne laws
applicable to the combinations enforced.
Undoubtedly he Is with his party on tho
qacetloc of tariff reform and perhaps
l'c also believes that the gold standard
hou Id lie maintained. But no one
s( Cdklnf, with authority has enlightened
the country on these matters and some
others of Importance. Consequently
Judge Parker is hardly holding bin own
In the raco for popularity with Hearst,
who makes himself heard every day
through his newspapers on public ques
tlons. It Is very well to uphold the
dignity of a Judicial position, but a man
who aspires to the highest office In the
gift of the .people should let the people
know what he thinks respecting public
questions. Judge Parker is no, benefit-
ing his candidacy by declining to do
Parties who oppose the proposed Issue
of funding bonds to take up the float-
Ing debt of the county claim that the
enforcement of the scavenger law will
yieia Bumcieni revenue to enable the
county to take up Its outstanding war
rants and pay all legitimate. claims, but
this Is mere surmise. If It should hap
pen, aa it probably will, that the com
pulsory tax collection. Uuder the (mu
euger act will qot jiel4 sufficient
amount to py off the floatiug debt, the
present system of warrant shaving will
continue and bidders for county supplies
will In the future, as in the past, add
comity on a cash basis and do away
entirely with the credit system that has
A QCKSTtOS FUH THt VOW RS.
The action of the Russian authorities
In Manchuria, in placing the city and
port of New Chwang under martial law,
thereby putting ai end to trade with
that port and depriving consuls located
there of all rights and privileges, pro
scuts a question which the powers will
,,e P to. doal wlth' B,no the
consuls have asked for instructions from
their respective governments. The pre
text for the action of the Russian au
thorities Is the safeguarding of the com
mercial Interests, but how this Is to bo
accomplished In view of tho statement
that the effect of the decree Is to put
a stop to all trade cannot easily be un
derstood. New Chwang is a treaty port and is
In territory that has been designated as
neutral. When Russia first contem
plated abandoning that place and when
It was feared that Japan would take
POSMSHlon of the port. Russia W8S
k1 l"rou that the neutrality of
-Uwang S.IOUIU ue smcxty ou-
served. Now, however, the Russians
have decided to remain there and hence
tth Chinese treaty port, to which Rus
tary opwatloni and placed under mar-
tIal ,aw' wl,ile a cf tne otl,er ChInese
BPaports, to the westward of it and to
the "onttward of the railroad, are pro-
wnii as neutral ny uie uussuu.s.
.What View the powers will take of
nls lnto8t manifestation of Russia'
rl,ltrry Icy " is impossible to say
w,th dproe of dainty, but there
wouM 8wm to 08 Sood reasons why
thpy shou,J porously object to It. It
,s " Proceeding for which there appears
to be no adequate Justification and a
fal,ure on the Part of t,le V0 lo
protest will be tantamount to ecknowl
edging tho right of Russia to seize any
other port which she may deem it for
her Interest or convenience to hold.
shutting out the trade of other nations
and wholly disregarding their treaty
rights. Of course a 6tate of war neces-
sltates and excuse9 extraordinary meas-
ures, but in this case the Russian au-
tllorItios eem to have gone beyond
what is reasonable or Justifiable. The
rem0Va- by the Ru88lan of
American and British flags from the
vvr "' " American or
Brmsb nationality Is a proceeding that
8UOuld l"fl"y Protested against
"' l"e "I"""" "P"""1"-' "
manirestiy needless ana snowea a ais
tlnctly unfriendly spirit.
VUABA'S OHOWllM SUBURBS
We of PaplUlon cannot help being deeply
Interested In Omaha's future. We are right
at her very door, and It is only a question
of time until we v111 in a sense be Almost
a part of "the new Omaha." The city Is
becoming crowded. Business men and oth-
ers well-to-do are seeking more desirable
locations for homes. They want their
h"m" 5 be ,avway frm th6 e a"d r.U8th
the suburbs of Omaha for desirable loca
Uons. Omaha has had only three suburbs.
Vis: Benson, Dundee and Florence, but Pa-
p","n u "n be lnclue1. and " is sur-
prising to us that Omaha men have not
,ooke(1 to papimon long before now for
suburban homes. We are promised two
eli-ctrlo railroads from the city to our town
Sooner or later they will be In operation
and tlien Papllllon will be the home of
nlany men engaB;ed , business in Omaha.
We rejoice In Omaha's prosperity, and aro
anxious to welcome as residents, of Papll
!'"n the nen wh?. d,'nK 80 n,uch for
"thai hoar Omahn " Tti -iI 1 1 Ttmos
Tbe Jiew Omaha will certainly be sur
rounded by a number of prosperous sub
u,.ban town8f wblph wl jnclu(le De8ldes
rnpI11on Florence. Benson and Dundee
nelIevue Irvlugtoni Bialr and probably
8everul otLers. Bo far only three of
the haye been wltu tue cItv
b Buburban electric lines, but the oth
ers arq sure to have transportation fa
I dlltlea coou that will make them share
equally in Omaha's growth.
Attractive suburbs are as necessary
now to a great city ns any other factor
in metropolitan life, and Omaha's rea
rank as a population center will be
gauged by the population of the entire
area, inclusive of its suburbs. The grati
fying part of this development is that
tho people of PaplUlon and tbe other
neighboring towns are coming to regard
Omaha as the mother city and to look
to It not only as an outlet for their own
business, but as a source of new supply
for their own population. While there
In plenty of room in Omaha yet for
everyone without crowding, still there
aro always many people employed or
doing business In tbe city who prefer to
have a touch of rural life in their homes,
and these people will gravitate toward
the suburban towns, making their selec
tion according to the convenience or at
tractiveness which each presents.
It is not a question whether Omaha
wants to build up the suburbs, or
whether the latter will be built up at Its
expense, but rather of a co-operative ex
pansion, and it will be to the interest of
all the people In the surrounding towns
to promote Omaha's growth because
tbey will enjoy reflex benefits In full
proportion. Omaha and all the suburban
towns must go forward hand in hand.
The Idea that new paving speclflca
tlons must be framed by tbe city every
I time a street is to be paved is Just about
as sensible as the suggestion that a
new fornj of bo,,,! drafted every time
tbe cltT authorises a new bond Issue.
Omaha ousht to have an accumulation
of paving specifications by this time
used on its own experience.
The Lincoln Journal perpetrates a
well-defined rumor that T. C. Munger
of Lincoln has been selected by Con
gretsman Barkett aa tha successor of
District Attorney Summers, but a much
better defined rumor discredits the story
and places Mr. Munjtcr on the waiting
list, pending the proposed division of
Nebraska into two federal Judicial dis
tricts. Should that event come to pass.
Munger would be a name to conjure
by for lawyers ambitious to occupy a
place on the federal bench in Nebraska.
John Sharp Williams, the democratic
leader of tha house of representatives, re
cently said that the Illegitimate use of
money In politics Is the least understood
and most difficult problem of publlo life.
If Mr. Williams really wants to solve
the difficult problem he had better ad
dress himself to William Randolph
Hearst and ask him confidentially to
what extent his barrel has been tapped
by this time for the Inflation of his
After having "felt the pulse of the
country" on the subjects of expansion,
postal scandals and the Panama canal,
the democrats return to go before the
voters on the Issue of tariff reform,
showing that they have completed the
circle since ISO'-i.
Supreme Court Clerk Herdman Insists
he has a four-year term to serve out
The fusion supreme Judges played havoc
with that contention when it was raised
by hla predecessor, who was given his
walking papers without waiting for Ills
term to expire.
Thaakst We Ha rely TaJte Water.
We'd like to lend Nebraska some of our
flood to extinguish Its prairio fires.
Wouldn't This Jar loot
The "most unklndest cut of all" in na
tional poltics is the repudiation of th Yel
low Kid by Peck's Bad Boy.
The Fa v rite Pie.
Newspapers throughout the country are
printing a statement to the effect that ap
ple pie Is the favorite article of diet at the
national capital. It may be most used, but
plum pie Is In greater demand.
Talked Like a Or eat Father.
New York Tribune.
The Ogalalla Bloux Indians discovered at
their Interview that "the Ureat .Father at
Washington" 'can, on occasion, also talk
like a father. The president's i.dvlco to
American Horse, Kdgar Free Thunder,
George Fast Horse and their companions
to let horse racing and gambling alone and
raise more cattle lacks some of the grander
elements of Indian oratory, but it probably
sent the Indian braves home with a new
Idea or two as to the practical character
of the Big Chief at Washington.
Prairie Fire t Louk Han ere.
It la difficult to reconcile climatio condi
tions In Nebraska In March with the ca
lamity of a prairie fire. Yet the farmers
and townespeople of a wide section of that
undulating prairie state lying In Bock and
Loup counties have been within a few
days compelled to flee for their lives, leav
ing the blackened ruins of their homes be
hind them. Fire In a city Is not so appall
ing as Is that which sweeps every living
thing before it on tbe prairie. There Is an
elament of distress, of helplessness, of hor
ror, in a fire that sweeps fields and barn
yards, homes and ranges, that Is not found
In flames that leap high In the air from
lofty buildings and are halted by sturdy
firemen and powerful fenglnes. The differ
ence Is that between the onslaught of an
enemy that one can stand and fight and
that of the enemy from whom flight offers"
the only chance of escape between an
overmastering force that destroys property
alone and one that destroys life, human and
brute, and property as well.
Pablle School Politicians.
Schuyler Free Lance.
An Incident of the week was the election
of Superintendent Pearse of the Omaha city
schools to a similar position la the Milwau
kee schools. At Omaha he received )3,U0
per annum and at Milwaukee he is to get
(i,000. Pearse Is a schemer and a politician
and he manages to stand In with the rulljig
elements so as to make it a winner for
Pearse. As superintendent of schools he
gets a large salary for doing little, while
the real worker In the schools does not re
ceive In a year what he gets In a month.
As superintendent he Is an ornament these
days of. "advanced educational methods."
The teacher does the real work and an as
sistant superintendent is the manager.
Pearse can do as he has done In Omaha and
mix in publlo affairs to keep his stand-In
flourishing and run around over the coun
try attending alleged educational meetings,
while his salary of JO, 000 for one year,
which contains only thirty-six weeks of
but five days each at most, goes right on.
The city school superintendent Is getting
to be an expensive luxury everywhere and
he is more of an ornament than a neces
sity. And along down the line, with the
city superintendent following the university
chancellor, and doing and receiving as he
does, comes the town and village principal
with his Increasing salary and his decreas
Ing service and usefulness. Verily this Is
a progressive age for the Pearses.
FAIRLY HOLDS HIS OWN.
Boose Demon' Shows No Mams of the
New York Sun.
The year ending June 10. 1903, shows as
the largest In our record, not only In total
consumption of wines and liquors of all
kinds, but also in the per capita consump
tlon. The total quantity consumed was 1,-
606,M6.B01 gallons, an Increase over the pre
ceding year of about 67,500,000 gallons. The
consumption per capita stands at 19.91 gal
Ions, compared with 19.43 In 1902.
While it Is probable that the figures given
by the Department of Commerce and Labor
are Indicative rather than absolutely ac
curate, they stimulate speculation, partlc
uarly as to the consumption of wines. . In
these the figures for the last three years
are aa follows:
li)2 49.754. CJ
In noting this strange fluctuation, there Is
a disposition to wonder why it was that
this nation Indulged so freely In wines In
19uS, and why It experienced such a reform
In 1908. Our wine bill has always been l
fluctuating Item In our national expend!
turea. The years 1R96, 1897 and lKtt are even
more erratic than 1901, 1902 and 1903.
In the drinking of malt liquors we develop
steadily and with a not aide regularity,
both In total quantity consumed and In per
capita consumption. Of distilled spirits we
consumed a larger quantity last year than
ever before, a total of 117.2R2.14S gallons, hut
the per capita consumption has been sev
eral times equalled or exceeded In earlier
The Inference from the record Is that the
demon holds his own fairly well, but does
not score sny remarkable success In con
verting us Into a natlc it drunkards.
contemplation of the record of twenty gal
Ions per capita for 19ns will surely convince
some of our people that some of the others
are getting more than their share
ARMY GOSSIP ,1 WAlHISGTOX.
Cnrreet Events Gleaned from the
Army and Kavy Register.
The erroneous impression prevails,
through the statements In the dally papers,
that the suicide of Major W. II. Bean of
the subsistence department wns duo to, or
In some way provoked by, the assignment
of that officer to duty In the Philippines.
The orders to that officer detailing him to
duty In the Islands were Issued some time
ago and at that time he expressed himself
as entirely satisfied with the duty; Indeed,
he wns anxious to go to Manila. The un
fortunate death of Major Bean was caused
by mental trouble and Insomnia, evidently
Inherited, since his father met death In the
same way. For the present Captain Frank
A. Cook of the subsistence department,
who has been on duty with Major Bean,
will discharge the duties of commissary at
Omaha and later it Is likely a major of the
corps will be detailed for duty at that plnce,
since the duty Is that ordinarily devolving
upon a subsistence officer of that grade.
The War department Is In receipt of
chnrges preferred against First Lieutenant
William P. Kltts, Twenty-first Infantry, on
duty at Fort Lincoln, N. P., as constructing
quartermaster. It arpeurs that Lieutenant
Kltts exchanged an army wagon, which
was In great need of repair, for another
vehicle considered as good as the former
after the changes were made. The transac
tion was not In accordance with official
form and controversy sprang up between
Lieutenant Kltts and the commanding offi
cer, whose report of the incident gave tha
Impression that lieutenant Bltts' offense
was of a very serious nature. That officer
bears an excellent reputation In the service
and it is said that the only complaint which
may properly be lodged against him is that
of making a perfectly honest deal In the
Informal manner in which a private trans
action would be conducted. An army In
spector from St. Paul has been ordered to
Fort Lincoln to make tho investigation.
It was a mistake to describe Captnln
OrcHe Hutcheson of the Sixth cavalry as the
aid of the chief of staff, since Lieutenant
Oeneral Chaffee has no such official assist
ant, after the manner of the former general
commanding the army or the officers In
command of divisions or departments. Cap
tain Hutcheson Is a member of the general
staff and has been assigned to special duty
In the office of the chief of staff, where
his duties are naturally varied and impor
tant beyond thRt, Indeed, which might be
described as secretary of the general staff.
An order of the greatest Importance to
the enlisted force is that which prescribes
the rules governing the purchase of dis
charges from the army. Discharge by favor
Is declared to be Illegal and tbe only ex
ceptions to the system of purchasing dis
charges Is the case of a soldier who Is the
sole support of a surviving parent and who
may be discharged after one year's service.
Discharge by way of favor to veterans Is
also prohibited. In such cases the purchase
price is 140.
Secretary Taft has returned to the house
and senate military committees with an
adverse comment the bill which provides
for the promotion to a major generalcy on
the retired list of Brigadier General George
M. Sternberg, formerly surgeon general of
the army. Secretary Taft adopts the view
which came to him from the general staff
In regard to this bill which Is described In
that quarter as of the character of personal
legislation which It is not desired to en
courage. As an offset to this adverse com
ment from the War department there Is a
report In favor of the project sent to the
last congress by Secretary Boot.
The quartermaster general of the army
has recommended an amendment of para
graph 1157 of the army regulations so that
army officers rnay draw from the regula
tion forage allowance while on leave and
while on detached duty from their stations.
Under the present operations of that para
graph army officers absent from their posts
on leave of absence or on official duty else
where under orders are not permitted to
draw forage allowance, although during
their absence' their horses are left behind.
On ft )f the most Important projects which
will be undertaken by the general staff is
that of a general service bill. The matter
will not be In hape for submission to con
gress during the present session and It Is
hoped by next December to have the draft
of a very comprehensive measure bearing
the approval of the general staff and the
endorsement of the secretary of war. The
Initial step in the accumulation of sugges
tlons to this end has been taken by means
of a circular letter addressed by direction
of the chief of staff to the acting adjutant
general. Inspector general. Judge advocate
general, quartermaster general, commls
sary general, surgeon general, paymaster
general, chief of engineers, chief of ord
nance, chief signal officer and chief of the
record and pension office and chief of artil
lery. It is possible that the Inquiry will
be extended to other officers who occupy
positions of prominence and who, from the
nature of their duty and by virtue of their
experience, are destined to offer valuable
Information and advice to the framera of
the Important measure.
Following the adoption of a new bedstead
for the army, Quartermaster aenerai
Humphrey has now adopted a new mat
tress and pillow made of felting. It Is an
Improvement on the old mattress In that It
is not lumpy and Is more comfortable.
The emperor of Corea s person Is so
nacred that to touch his body with a
weapon of iron constitutes high treason.
The Coresn government has presented
the Japanese navy with 10.000 cases of
cigarette smoke. If the Japs ever blow
this smoke In the faces of the Russians
the war will be short.
A story comes from Washington that the
day after Russia's declaration of war
Countess Marguerite Casslnl, the am
bassador's daughter, gave her new era
broldered Japanese crepe gown to the
A special temperance meeting was held
In Portland, Me., on Sunday, March 20, to
commemorate the one hundredth anni
versary of the birth In that city of the
late General Keal Dow, father of the pro
hlbltion law of the state,
John D. O'Brien, a Ban Francisco news
paper reporter, was presented with a gold
Watch, chain and charm by the police
officers of Company A in recognition of
his bravery In saving the life of Policeman
Daniel J. Keohane on the night of March 4.
How a Mormon can support five wives
and forty children in the midst of present
prices of the necessities of life Is a ques
tion that agitates the Memphis News, and
rightly. It is a question, too, that must
now and then agitate the Mormon gentle
An English preacher. Rev. Mark Q'Jy
Pearse, expressed the opinion In a recent
address to the Methodist preachers In Chi
cago that the people of that city "were
not afraid of an Idea if there was money
In it." He seems to understand the Chi
General Dick, the new senator from Ohio,
has been assigned to a seat In the rear
row the "Cherokee strip." When he went
to the house he was similarly located
there and at subsequent biennial lotteries
(or seats he fared Utile better. Alay
his ilce was In one of the two rear rows,
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR
. Absolutely Puro
IT ISA MATTER OF HEALTH
SIDELIGHTS OX TUB GOVERNORSHIP.
Beatrice Sun: We really think that the
democrats are making a mistake In push
ing Judgo Sullivan as their choice for vice
president. As the domoc ratio candidate
for governor, Judge Sullivan would be a
winner, against such a man as Mickey.
Jfjrk Times: If every county that failed
to get tho normal school should Instruct
against Governor Mickey it would be up
to Kearney to nominate him.
Howell's Journal: Mickey is going to be
renominated and those who are opposing
him might as well give up the fight. Many
county conventions are being held .these
days, and a large majority of them are
Instructing for "our man Mickey." The in
dependent voters who are disgusted with
him can bring about his defeat In but one
way, and that is by opposing him ut the
polls and supporting some good democrat
like C. J. Smyth.
York Times: The republican convention
of Hamilton county made a mistake when
It passed a resolution Instructing Ha dele
gation to oppose the renomlnatlon of Gov
ernor Mickey. When counties or men Oct
purely from selfish motives they do not
deserve nor receive the commendation of
the public. Everyone knows that the op
position to the governor In that county Is
confined to th3 city of Aurora and comes
from tho fact that the normal school was
not located in that city. Aurora Is a very
nice town and had a very good proposition
for the state normal, but there were others.
After York was thrown out of the con
test by the connivance of other contestants
for the school, including the representa
tives of Aurora, we hoped our sister city
would win out, but the locating board,
acting in undoubted fc-ood faith and in the
Interest of the state, located the school
elsewhere. Aurora has not half as much
to complain of as York has. But It is not
fair to lay the blame to the governor. If
there Is any blame. Are the repubMc'ans
of Aurora going to boycott all the mem
bers of the board? Is It their intention to
show this petty spleen and small politics
whenever a member of that board is a
candidate for office? They will make the
republicans of Nebraska mighty tired cf
them before they get through. If they do.
CAMPAIGN AGAINST THISTS.
Record of Deeds Done by the Repnb.
It Is natural and Inevitable when a re
publican administration, under a republican
law, prosecuted by a republican attorney
general, through the decision of republican
Judges, deals the trusts the heaviest Mow
met by them since they wtre organized
that democratlo newspapers and the demo
cratic leaders In the house should declare
Unit this Is all that will be done.
There is nothing else for democratic cr-
gans and leaders to say. They have never
done anything. The Ehermun act was law
for four years of a demrcratic administra
tion under President Cleveland, and his
attorney general never did anything. The
democratic party tulks. It does nothing.
Trusts were safe under Cleveland. His
whole principles were opposed ta the ex
tension of federal power.
The "merger decision" Is the mort
puissant extension of federal power this
country has seen. It is in every line op
posed to every constitutional principle
urged by democrats from Jefferson to
Cleveland. It Is the first great step which
decides and establishes that the colossul
power of trusts is faced by a power
mightier than their millions and billions of
This Is settled. Much remains to be de
cided; but it is jiow clear and the law of
the land that a state corporation cannot
by trick and device, exercising familiar
and long-established rights of purchase nnd
ownership over property, evade federal laws
designed to maintain competition and pre
vent combination. To accomplish this nn
entire system of immemorial corporate
right, privileges and Immunities, behind
which corporation lawyers believed the
Northern Securities company was en
trenched In safety, has been swept aslJo
by the supreme court.
This broad principle fully established, tho
next step is Its use and application. The
republican party la constructive and not de
structive. It believes In the use of federal
power to build up and not to destroy, to
regulate, not to sweep away, to plate the
great agencies created by modern trado un
der tho control of law and not to palsy
trade, transportation or Industry.
Railroad pools t-re banned. Railroad
mergers through "holding companies" In
tended to end competition axe destroyed.
The Uef trust Is closed by injunction and
no man has evidence of its activity. The
Salt trust has voluntarily dissolved. No
one desires to stop the steady msrch by
which the organization of production,
transportation and distribution l.ns gone
on from firm to small corporations and
from there to corporations greater still.
The republican party has always stood for
national evolution, development, prosperity
and progress In all things.
Rut the republican party has always
Insisted that these must be regulated by
federal law. Corporation lawyers denied
this. They claimed that a constitutional
gap exists where a state corporation could
evade federal law and could not be
reached. This Is over. No counsel will
longer advise trust magnates that tha
Sherman anti-trust law Is futile. No
lawyer Is now likely to tell Mr. Rocke
feller that the Standard OH company can
refuse to make the reports required by the
Department of Commerce.
Having demonstrated and established Its
power and authority by a sweeping victory
In the "merger esse," the republican sd
mlnlstratlon. enters on the next stage of
regulation, repression , and supervision.
Steady steps will be made towards a com
plete publicity In the reports of trusts.
Where evidence exists. Illegal combinations
will be attacked; but the republican party
never has and never will be forced Into
attacking legal rights because they are
attacked by demagogues or democrats, or
men who aro both.
The work of securing publicity and reg
ulation, establishing the metes and bounds
of the great authority established by the
supreme court and ascertaining its best
and wisest exercise, will bo slow, but it
will bo sure. It will not be hastened to
suit a presidential oMinpalgn, neither will
It be delayed to suit trusts. It will be
done as justice, the law and public duty
GIST OtT AND WALK.
Rest of EtcIo Rnoldly Reeomlng
a. Poetic Fancy.
A well known physician of Morristown,
N. J., who has made a special study of ap
pendicitis for tho last ton years, has com
to the conclusion that the trolley car it
largely responsible for the affliction.
More walking may be regarded as an In
credibly easy escape from appendicitis.
Many stalwart walkers have been stricken
with the disease, and many thousands ol
hopelessly lazy trolley car riders have es
caped It. The worthy doctor's conclusion
may be a hasty generalization from an In
sufficient number of instances. Reasoning
by induction must be closely watched.
Nevertheless, the fact rcmhlns that city
folk are in dnnger of reducing the legs to
rudlmontary organs, feeble reminders of the
day when people could walk a mile or two
without collapse. A rainy cay is the pre
text for boarding a cur, end a fair day in
the spring, summer or autumntlde Is irre
sistibly attractive when enjtyed from the
breezy open or.r.
The "fine Intoxication" of an old-fashioned
saunter or a vigorous tonic stride on
foot Is rapidly becoming a poetic fancy,
not to bo Indulged In by the city man or
woman unless prescribed by the phyislclan
as a last desperate remedy for the megrims
which waylay the lazy. The bicycle has
fallen Into disrepute of late, because bicycle
riding Is too close an approach to walking.
The trolley car gives motion without effort.
The microbe of laziness develops at & mar
velous pace on the "broomstick train," and
laziness begets appendicitis and many other
Undesirable things. One of the latest de
vices of the Evil One to hasten the leg! est
age Is the automobile. There Is no remedy
for tho sesquipedalian disease known ss
automobillousness save plain walking.
There are rome survivals of the walking
ago among us who wulk as a part of the
dally duty, despite 5 cent fares and allur
ing suburban routes. The hope of the rues
is in the rare Individuals who go afield. The
languor of spring Is upon us. Nature will
eoon be In her most Inviting mood, and bids
us come. "(Jive me the clear blue, sky over
iny head," says Hazlltt in "Going on a
Journey," "and the green turf beneath my
feet, a winding road before me and a three
hours' murch to dinner and then to think
ing." JAU.1 OF TUB JOHERS,
Mr. Sloman It's so strange that we have
no national lluwer. We certainty should
Miss Walte (Hlgnlflcantly) Yes; I think
the orange blossom would bs nice. Phila
delphia iress. j
"Yes, she tried to find out how much
money her hutband had iu bar.k."
"And did sue learn?"
"No, Indeed. They wouldn't let the bank
The Venus of MUo explained what be
came of her arms.
"I UHed to hang on the car straps," she
said simply, "and they just .re out."
Corporate greed, fearing an exposure, ha
long hushed up this iiiymery lit art. New
"If John D. Rockefeller hs control of
the violet market, I suppose he'll ralae the
"Maybe so. Rut I really don't see how
he can add a scent to the iloiet." Cleve
land Plain Deuler.
"What will posterity say about your
"I don't know," answerel Senator Sorg
hum. ".Hut I'm sure of Ih's much: Thoie's
no way to keep posterity from having the
last word and I'm nut gilng to watte any
valuable time arguing kbout It." Wash
"Oh, George!" compliined the young
wife, "It wan nearly midnight Lefore you
got home laxt night."
"Well, well!" exclaled her huaband,
"you women are so inconUtont. before
we were married you didn't rare how late
I got home." I'hllade'plila Press.
"What is that story you promised to tell
"Story? Oh, yes. Well, I saw my wife
about it, you know."
"It's censored." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WHEN THE JOKE'S ON IS.
We can get a lot of giggle from the cares
Of other folks;
We can pluck a lot of pleasure from our
own delightful jokes;
We ran lauk'h t. beat the mischief when
the other fel.'ow slips
On a frevh nauma, peeling, as adown the
Street lie trl.'s;
We can smile I smile of rapture at a fel
low cieatuMs muss,
But it's cjultrt taiother story when the
We can schetno and plot to bumble some
poor chap we think Is iroud,
And we're K'ld when lie's the victim of tbe
cackle of the crowd;
We will plav t lie blooming joker when the
other fellow's It
And will KirKl o'er his trouble till we
nearly luve a fit;
But we're HUuthbound In a minute and pre
pared ti start a fuse
When the Tldlm turns the tables and the
We will never reach perfection In this
trickv human xame
Till a join on t oilier follow or on us Is all
tho hi me
Till we liiuifh ss long and loudly at our
As we Jo when someone else has held the
bag of snipes to lure;
We'll le failures just as long as we proceed
to f ive and cuss
When the other fellow's laughing and tbe
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