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(Beal) M, B. HUNGATE,
The Beef trust Inquiry threatens to
resemble a serial story.
The Milwaukee bank-quake baa not
Interfered with the Milwaukee bock beer
Dr. Nansen may discover more trouble
than he found In the frozen north if
he continues to prod the "terrible
Now that Judge Munger has given the
water board the privilege of amusing
itself by whittling at water rates, we
shall see what we shall see.
Is it not rather premature for candi
dates for the mayoralty to spar for wind
in view of the fact that the election
for mayor will not come off until, May,
It is hardly probable that one of the
features of the meeting of the General
Federation of Woman's Clubs at At
lantic City will be an excursion to
, It f Is said "T6m" Tables' is to start
a' new paper In Nebraska. Strange that
neither so good a denocrot us Mr.
Bryan nor so good a populist ns Mr,
Berge can fill the place.
Lee Herdman Is already nominating
Colonel Bryan to make the race for
governor of Nebraska next year. A call
for a meeting to reorganize the Sue
cess league will be in order.
"Omaha will have to tight for what it
gets," says President Stlckney of the
Great Western. That is nothing new,
however. Omaha has always had to
fight for what it has gat ten.
It does not matter very much to the
Omaha Jobbers and grain dealers what
Inspired J. J. Hill to build the Ash
land cut-off. sumoe it to say it was
not designed for their benefit.
TTtt DCTY or DIRECTORS.
The Milwaukee bank defalcation has
naturally commanded a great deal of
attention, due to the extraordinary
amount of which the bank was robbod
by Its president, a man who stood high
in the business community and was uni
versally regarded as not only a fluancler
of great ability, but of the highest in
tegrity. Comment . upon this latest in
stance of robbery on the part of a bank
official has naturally included criticism
of the directors of the Institution robbed
and one of these puts the matter in this
form: "What were the directors do
ing all the time that the million was
being stolen? Were they In every re
spect carrying out Jbelr sworn duties?
It is well enough to say that oanit di
rectors cannot exercise their functlous
without giving up the!;' time to them.
Very well, let them give up the time
or get out. No nin can take on him
responsibilities and escape under the
plea thnt he Is too busy with other
There is nothing unreasonable In this.
When n man accepts the position of a
bank director he takes upon himself a
duty of the very first importance, legally
and morally. lie knows that the law
Imposes certain obligations upon hlru
and he also knowa that he Is morally
bound to care for the Interests of the
depositors In his bank as well as for
the Interests of the stockholders. He
cannot properly delegate the duty thus
Imposed upon liliu to anyone else. It
Is his alone and should be constantly
enred for by him. He may have Im
plicit confidence In the officers and em
ployes of the bonk. That is to be as
sumed, or they would not be retained in
the service of the institution. Still the
duty of a bank director Is to see and
satisfy himself from time to time, at
short intervals, that everything con
nected with the affairs of the institu
tion is on an absolutely safe and sound
basis. Had this been done by the di
rectors of the Milwaukee bank it would
have been quite impossible for its presi
dent to have embezzled funds to the
extent of more than a million dollars.
Th facts developed show that the
directors were most derelict in 'their
duties and that their laxity led to care
lessness on the part of others, notably
the cashier of the institution, who failed
to discover a state of affairs which
would t-ertalnly have been detected by
a vigilant official In charge of the books
and careful to verify every entry. When
the men in control of a ftnanclaj insti
tution become careless as to the man
agement of Its affairs, It is easy to
understand that the subordinates will
also become indifferent and perform
their duties in the most perfunctory
There is manifestly a lesson In this
Milwaukee defalcation for brink di
rectors generally, but how many of them
will be instructed by it? There have
been many such lessons, though few
quite so impresslvei yet it is not 1m
probable that there are numerous banks
In the country today whose directors
are as careless and as-lacking In vigi
lance as were those of the bank looted
by BIgelow. Unquestionably the great
majority of bank officials are men of
integrity, fully entitled to the confidence
that is reposed in them, yet the directors
of these financial institutions are bound
by every consideration of duty to the
stockholders end the public to faithfully
meet the responsibilities they take upon
themselves when accepting position. No
private or personal consideration should
be permitted to interfere with this.
re fully equal and In many respects
superior to those now possessed by
Minneapolis, and Omaha's trade radius
la constantly extending.
Incidental to the enlargement of
Omaha's milling facilities will come en
largement of its cooperage facilities and
the establishment of new industries In
terdependent with and growing out of
the various demands made for articles
especially fabricated for flour mills.
A striking instance of the inter
dependence of industries Is furnished
by the Impending removal of the plant
of an extensive manufactory of rubber
goods, giving employment to 000 wage
workers, from Chicago to Detroit, for
the reason that its owners find economic
advantage in placing their factory in
close proximity to the colony of auto
mobile factories located In Detroit, as
the principal product of the rubber
goods wrnirpzirf- Bww Its anutmndbUe ttires.
UVRJ GERMAN MAMCET
Although It will be nearly a year be
fore the new tariff regulations of Ger
many go into effect, under the opera
tion of which Ametlcan products will
be placed at a disadvantage in competi
tion with those of other countries un
less in the meantime a reciprocity ar
rangement shall be effected between
Germany and the United States, the
matter Is receiving a good deal of at
tention In exporting circles and Is cer
tain to grow In Interest.
Our German market has become very
important and valuable. It Is a mar
ket to- be cultivated, so far as this can
be done without Injury or detriment
to our own Industries. During the last
fiscal year, according to the official
stallntlcs, we sold Germany a little less
than $214,000,000 worth of merchandise,
or nearly 15 per cent of our total ex
ports. We bought from that country
goods to the value of 1110,000,000, so
that the balance of trade was very
largely In our favor. It Is to be noted
that about one-half of our sales to Ger
many last year consisted of raw cotton
and copper, both of which remain In
the free list of the German tariff and
consequently bur exports of these would
not bo, affected. A few other articles
remain at present duties or are only
slightly advanced, the notable advances
being In meats and cereals to meet
the agrarian demands In which our
trade amounts approximately to
It Is suggested that the German mar
ket which we might have to buy
through the medium of a reciprocity
treaty is one for which we cannot af
ford to pay any very high price; that
the loss of our trade , with her would
really be more serious to Germany than
the loss of her trade would be to us.
This is doubtless correct, but it is
pointed out that Germany has it In her
power to strike us commercially, while
we have no readily available means of
striking in return. Of course the United
States can adopt measures of retalia
tion, but it Is a very serious question
whether such a course would be wise
or expedient, so long as a way remains
open v for the negotiation of:a fair and
equitable trade arrangement,
r The?e is no question as to the Im
portance of our German market and the
wisdom of endeavoring to hold It will
be generally admitted. There seems to
be but one sure way of doing this and
that Is through a commercial treaty
reciprocal In character. As to the prac
ticability of reaching such a treaty there
Shocks! Many a gnod wife desire above
all things to "run" her husband, and does
A Banker Proves Ills Advice.
Banker BIgelow advised the American
Bankers' association a year ago that mors
stringent methods should be adopted to
protect banks of the country from thiev
ing officers. He has shown that Ms advice
Looking Before Giving.
Andrew Carnegie says he always finds
out before offering money whether It will
be accepted or not. It's a wise plan. No
rich man should run the risk of being hu
miliated for the mere sake of keeping his
conscience from rocking the boat.
Concerning; the Brmr Hunt.
Many men have many minds over the
president's successful bear hunt. Some
think that he is taking out on the bears
his feeling towards ' certain statesmen.
Others fear that he Is In training for the
hunt of bigger bear when he returns to
Washington. Still others are simply green
with envy because theV. too, cannot go off
for a holiday. But more are content to be
heartily glad that the president Is having
the good time which he so well deserves
and is so competent to enjoy.
PERSONAL . NOTES.
Mr. Gompers says the bakers are so
short of sleep from long hours of work
that they lie down on their dough and rise
A Chicago stenographer, who has In
herited a million says that she will keep
right on with her work. That's always
the way the people who don't need the
money get it
In honor of the great composer, Donizetti,
a museum is to be erected at Bergamo, his
native place. .Relatives of the late com
poser have agreed to furnish the material.
Baroness Basonl-Scottl will supply the fur
niture of the room in which Donizetti died.
Colonel Frank Hume, a former confed
erate army officer, Is making an effort to
get the Grand Army of the Republic to
Indorse his plan to have a bell cast, to
be the largest in existence, to be hung in
the Arlington cemetery, and to be tolled
during the funeral rites of soldiers.
Although Senator Quay will be perpetu
ated in bronze it is doubtful if the com
mittee In charge will request the sculptor
to follow the suggestion of one of the
Philadelphia papers and depict him In his
favorite attitude of shaking a plum tree.
Something more classical will be attempted.
The 126th anniversary of Audubon's birth
day in May Is to be celebrated In New York
near the spot on the banks of the Hud
son, where he lived the last years of his
life of devotion to nature, and where he
died half a century ago. Representative
ornithologists and naturalists are to par
ticipate. , .
Prominent residents of Massachusetts, in
cluding Governor Douglas and Patrick A.
Collins, mayor of Boston, are taking steps
to preserve the house of Paul Revere In
North square, near the old North church.
In Boston, from whhjh he started on his
night ride to arouse the country side way
up to Concord and Lexington, April 19, 1775.
The place was about to be torn down, but
a number of citizens have undertaken the
task of raising $17,000 to buy the property.
It will be put In good condition, restored
to Its colonial dignity and preserved as a
revolutionary relic. '
BITS OF WASHISGTOX LIFE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketch
On the Spot.
Around the Interior department hangs a
cloud menacing the peace of the Indian
bureau. Political weather prophets are
forecasting a cyclone which will lift sev
eral ple-blters from the chairs and land
them on short grass. The trouble with the
ple-blters, as revealed by Investigation, Is
an Irresistible desire to reach for more
money than the law allows, and securing
It by means of padded payrolls In the In
dian warehouses of Chicago and New
York. Some months ago complaint was
mcde to the secretary of the Interior that
gross financial Irregularities existed In the
Indian warehouses at New York and that
men had been appointed to o flics who per
formed no service and who did not appear
at the warehouse except to draw their pay.
One of these men was employed as a bar
tender. The Investigation not only developed
t'nat there were twice as many employes
In the New York branch of the service as
were needed, but that Financial Clerk Wil
son, an appointee from Missouri, was short
In his accounts and that he had withheld
for three months the pay of some of his
political henchmen who had been appointed
to office. Wilson and seven of his ap
pointees have been dismissed by the sec
retary of the interior.
These discoveries caused Secretary Hitch
cock to turn his attention to Chicago. It
was found that similar conditions existed
at Chicago, so far as concerned the over
loading of the payroll, but it was not
charged that any one has been guilty
of financial irregularities, except with re
gard to the waste of public funds' in pay
ing useless employes. There will be
further inquiry at Chicago before the sec
retary orders any dismissals, and It haaH
not yet been decided how many employes
are -slated for decapitation.
Reports from Baker Indicate' that the
Russian government is playing the
Mohammedans against the Christians,
which is not the first time that an ab
solute monarch has found refuge in the
policy of divide and rule.
The Clifton Hill Improvement club
has adopted scorching resolutions
against automobile scorching on Mili
tary avenue, but, if automobile chauf
feurs cannot scorch along' Military ave
nue, where else are they to scorch?
I'rospects point to an increased as
sessment of private property through
Nebraska for the 1005 tax list It will
therefore take nerve for the railroads
to appear to seek reductions. But the
rauronu tax bureaucrats were never
Jacking in nerve.
Councilman Nicholson has generously
offered to donate an arc light at his
disposal to the Illumination of the Cllf
ton mil school bouse. Why cannot Mr.
Nicholson be persuaded to donate a
few arc lights for the illumination of
the high school grounds?
Chief Wllkle of the Secret Service
la to try to stop counterfeiting In the
Philippines. There will be some more
people On tile Island who will now have
further cause to regret American oc
cupation, which Interferes with customs
long established under Spanish rule.
One of the railroad magnates before
the senate Investigating committee ex
presses particular solicitude lest the en
largement of powers to the Interstate
Commerce Commission might operate to
the disadvantage of the west The
west bas an idea that It Is at a do
elded disadvantage under the present
system of limited powers of regulation
and arbitrary powers of railway man
agement The west would be perfectly
willing to take a chance at a change
and rely on 1U ability to exact
AS TO REASONABLE BENTS.
Capitalists who have money to invest
in business blocks suitable for whole
sale dealers would undoubtedly be sat
isfied with G per cent net on their in
vestment, but that 0 per cent should
represent returns outside of interest
upon the money expended for the
ground and building, . the taxes, insur
ance, repairs, and a reasonable amount
for depreciation. Otherwise such in
vestments would not be very attractive,
even where continuous occupation is
The mere fact that Omaha Jobbers
who rent buildings have for years been
able to enjoy rentals that do not yield
the owner 2 per cent on his money fur
nishes no criterion of what would be
fair to the owner. It was simply an
indication of the superabundance of
buildings and the general decline of
property values in Omaha. No capital
ist would be so foolish as to invest
money in buildings that have to be re
built every twenty or twenty-five years
by reason of wear and tear at a rental
that would yield him less than he can
get for his money by loaning it on farm
mortgages, or Investing It. In city and
After all that can be said on the sub
ject, rentals on improved" property are
governed chiefly by the laws of supply
and demand, which In this case means
scarcity and abundance. . When there
Is an oversupply of vacant buildings
rents are low; when there are few
buildings vacant and a heavy demand
for buildings rentals are more firm and
higher. This applies to dwelling houses
as well as business blocks, and applies
as well to rents In Chicago and New
York as It does to rents In Omaha.
A novel scheme is on foot to relieve
the monotony of Russian prisoners of
war, detained in Japan, by furnishing
them reading matter with the two-fold
purpose of affording entertainment and
instruction, and of planting within them
the lessons of peace by a benevolent
selection of the books and pamphlets
placed at their disposal. After becom
ing surfeited with peace literature, the
Russian prisoners will be expected to
become missionaries to end the war
should they have an opportunity to re
turn to their native land before the
hostilities cease. Rtlsslan war prison
ers might- naturally, as a consequence
of their unpleasant experience, be ex
pected to 'favor peace anyway, but if
their peaceful dispositions can be stlmu
lated by literary pabulum, it will be a
good work deserving of encouragement
If bnnk clearings are any index of
business activity, Omaha is In a very
healthy condition. .- Its clearings for last
week show an Increase of 23 per cent
above the same period of last year and
exceed those of Buffalo, Indianapolis,
St. Taul, Denver, Su Joseph and Seattle
by from 20 to 60 per cent
SMOKERS AS FIRE HAZARDS.
Prince Nicotine Hits Insurance
, Companies Below the Belt.
New York Independent.
According o.HD. Davis, Ohio state fire
marshal, tobacco smokers cost his state
$122,S21 during 1904 for buildings and their
contents destroyed through the agency of
hot cigar. stubs and pipe ashes. "Careless
itess with matches" on the part of smokers
caused additional losses. In his published
report Mr. Davis states that 103 fires took
plape in Ohio that were attributable to
smoking, and 298 originated through the
careless use of matches.
Fires were started by cigar and clgnret
stubs thoughtlessly dropped through side
walk gratings under which rubbish and
litter had been permitted to accumulate.
Butts thrown Into sawdust filled cuspidors
and into waste paper baskets were also
potent factors In the losses.
Barn fires began only too frequently Just
subsequent to the departure therefrom of
smokers who had enjoyed within their
precincts the "solace of mankind."
Burning tonacco irom a pipe is even
more dangerous than Is the thrown-away
cigar end. The clgaret stump is also an ex
ceedingly powerful agent for mischief as
a fire starter. Smoking in bed Is likewise
a fire hazard that ought not to exist, but
The vapor of gasoline explodes if it has
contact with a . lighted cigar, which de.
velopes a heat between 900 and 1,000 degrees
The International Railway congress,
which convenes in Washington May 3, will
be marked by a complete exhibition of
modern railway appliances. That It Is to
be a great affair Is shown by the num
ber of invitations accepted up to date.
Thirty-five foreign governments, 240 for
eign railways and sixty-seven American
railroads have announced an intention to
take part in the gathering.
Four hundred thousand miles of rail
road in forty different countries are to be
At midnight May 8 the delegates will
assemble In the exhibition grounds and
take part in sending the message around
the world. This message will be sent to
the grounds from Georgetown observatory,
and it will make a complete circle of the
globe. The key will bo operated by the
secretary of tbn navy.
Marshal Halstead. United States consul
at Birmingham, England, sends an Inter
esting account to the Department of Com
merce and Labor of an ingenious Invention
whereby the gas can be lighted from the
room by touching a button Just as elec
tric lights are now lighted in all modern
houses. Mr. Halstead states that the
invention was first used a few days ago
at a meeting of the dirteors of the local gas
company, when the president of the com
pany, touching a button on his 'desk.
lighted two Incandescent gas burners high
up on the wall of the room. By again
touching the button the lights were ex
tinguished. The device is very simple.
Wrlth an Incandescent burner there Is a
pilot light," that is, a tiny light through
by-path, so that when the gas is turned
full It will be lighted. Where the key on
gas burner would ordinarily be a little
piston is placed, this piston having an
opening corresponding to the opening in
the fixture and the burner. When the
piston is forward the gas has communica
tion with the burner, and Is lighted by the
pilot, light, and when the piston is In the
other position the gas is shut off with the
exception of a small quantity for the pilot
light. The piston is operated pneumatically,
small copper tube about the size of
telegraph wire running from the
gas fixtures, say, to a point near the
door of a room, bo a person entering the
room can press on the button or plunger
which Is at the end of the tube, thus com
pressing the air and driving the piston
and the fixture into the gas-opening posi
WHEW SHALL THE PASTOR CALL?
Stocks may go up and stocks may go
down on Wall street, but there is a
feeling all over the United States that
the real prosperity of the country no
longer depends upon the tale told by
the ticker and the bulls and bears can
fight it out while the real business man
continues his business uninterrupted.
OStAHA'B MILL1SQ 1XDVSTRT.
The prospective erection of several
flouring mills In Omaha during the
present year Is as much the natural
sequence of the organization of the
grain exchange aud the establishment
of a grain market as Is the construc
tion of several mammoth grain eleva
tors already In progress. While Omaha
cannot hope to outclass, or even match
Minneapolis as a wheat milling center,
It enjoys great advantages over Minne
apolis la grain milling.
Omaha Is In the very heart of the
great corn belt, while Minneapolis is
outside of the corn oelt, and the de
mand for corn meal, corn starch and by
products of inalre lu rapidly growing
and will continue to grow for an In
definite period. Omaha's facilities as a
distributing center for milling products
County Surveyor Edquist has been
compelled to cut ditches through the
cork-screw windings of the Elkhorn in
order to send the water straight under
the Elkhorn bridge. Why not build a
drainage canal and send the waters of
the Elkhorn Into the Platte before It
puts on its corkscrew curls?
That the rumor of a proposed inves
tigation of a New York trust company
should cause a panic on the stock mar
ket is almost prima facie evidence of
knowledge oa the part of someone that
some trust company has been playing
the game regardless of rules.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
There are plenty of anxious men, some
of them holding positions of trust and
profit, who are free to criticise President
Roosevelt for exposing himself to the dan
gers of bobcat fighting.
Ilia Trolley Slightly OB.
Milwaukee SectlneU .
Says Grover Cleveland: "A good wl'e is
a woman who loves ber husband and her
country, with no desire Ho run either."
Bishop's Advice to Preachers t'pscts
Bishop Berry of the Methodist church
has startled the clergy and the laity by
warning pastors against afternoon calls
upon their women parishioners when the
husband and the head of the house Is not
at home. This warning appears to have
been taken by certain pastors In its worst
possible sense, and, having done so, some
of them have taken offense. In making
pastoral calls the purpose is supposed to
oe the spiritual welfare of the entire
household. In order to be most effective
they should be made when the husband.
who Is usually most In need of spiritual
support, is home from his daily business,
nd when the children, if there are chil
dren, are home from school. One such
call which reaches the whole household
directly is worth a dozen pastoral counsels
wjth the lady of the house. "
Many pastors have taken offense be-
cause f.ere Is In the bishop's admonition
a suggestion of possible temptation which
many result in something destructive to
the happiness of the family and disgrace.
ful to the community and religion.
muueittio criticism 01 ine pisnop a warn
ing is to be expected by those who feel
that he has reflected upon the morality
or the clerical body, but they should re-
member the opinion of Hamlet's mother
concerning the action of the player queen.
She was a wise woman in the worldly
way. and her familiarity with wickedness
led her to remark: "The lady protests
too much." In this case too violent pro.
test might provoke rejoinder with citation
of unfortunate cases which, make ampfc
apoiogy ror tne bishop's suggestion.
Rev. Reed Stuart took a rational view
of the case, when he said: "I suppose the
bishop thought his warning necessary or
he would . not have made it." The fact
is that the sanctity of the home cannot
be too carefully safeguarded. Tempta
uon ana sin do not always take flight
irum in iiimiBirri 01 laiin, and we are
occasionally reminded that human nature
is frail and prone to error. Our Occidental
civilization leaves the door of the home
wiae open, wi.tie the Oriental keeps his
harem tightly closed. It Is probable that
both are extreme Jn their respective meth
ods. The suggestion of wrong seems to
have banished the suggestion of good in
this case. - All the clergy must aVree that
a family assembly offers a better oppor
tunlty for a pastoral call than a visit that
is devoted enUrsly to the lady of lbs housi
A perfectly healthful
powder ma do by
methods and of accu
Trust Baking Powders sen for or 1
50 cents per pound and may be iden
tified by this exorbitant price.
They are a menace to publlo health,
as food prepared from them con
tains large quantities of Rochelle
salts, a dangerous cathartic drug.
Dozens of fraud orders have been issued
by the PostofQce department during the
last few weeks against persons conducting
various kinds of get-rlch-qulck concerns,
and In explanation of the unusual activity
in this line It was learned that Postmaster
General Cortelyou has inaugurated a radi
cal change in the department's policy.
Under his direction the inspectors are now
taking the initiative in ferreting out con
cerns that are using the mails for fraudu
lent purposes. Heretofore the department
has taken no action until complaints have
been registered against certain persons or
I can see no reason why the department
should wait for complaints against persons
using the malls to defraud the credulous
public," said Mr. Cortelyou when asked
concerning the new policy, "when by tak
ing the Initiative we may be able to stop
their operations before they have made
material progress. There are hundreds of
these get-rlch-qulck concerns throughout
the country and they are fleecing the pub
lic out of millions of dollars. We hope to
be able to put most of them out of bust
In carrying into effect the new policy
Mr. Cortelyou has directed that inspectors
be' detailed in all the principal cities of
the country to do nothing save investigate
the operations of persons or companies that
are using the mails In the furtherance of
schemes that have any appearance of
fraud. The purpose of this is to build up
a corps of inspectors who will be special
ists in fraud caBcs.
STATE PRESS COMMENT.
Ioup Valley Queen: President Roose
velt gives it out that he will not make
any stops In Nebraska on his return from
his Colorado bear hunt. What's the use?
He got all the big game in Nebraska lust
Alliance Times: Kdward Rosewater of
The Omaha Hec gives his opinion edi
torially that the biennial election law is
illegnl, along with reasons for such con
clusions. Ills opinion is worth at least
as much as any man's in Nebraska, and
Is likely to prove correct.
Schuyler Free Lance: Governor Mickey
vetoed more bills than any other governor
of Nebraska, but he failed to veto enough.
He should have vetoed the biennial elec
tion bill as It was on the face of it un
constitutional and a scheme of the court
house gangs all over the state.
Beatrice Sun: The Omaha Bee comes out
very emphatically against the biennial
election law, and supports its opposition
to the bill by quoting from the constitu
tion. While it Is never safe to make a
guess upon what the supreme court mny
do In a decision of this kind, the theory
of Mr. Rosewater appears to have the
support of the best lawyers In the state.
Lincoln Star: Omaha people object to
having their city depleted as a veritable
Sodom, and It Is natural and proper that
they should object. Such representation is
false and slanderous. Omaha Is as or
derly and free from vice as any city of
like population. No good is accomplished
by sensational statements of the kind that
are made now regarding vice in one city
and now in another.
Lincoln Journal: The complaint uttered
by The Bee against the selection of Indif
ferent men for office in Nebraska is neither
new nor startling. It Is notorious that
strong men have been discouraged from
seeking office in this state for many years
for the simple and sufficient reason that
they are likely to develop traits of inde
pendence that are not relished by the
railroad managers who assume to guide
Beaver City Times-Tribune: The politi
cal turmoil in the First congressional dis
trict, incident to the selection of a suc
cessor to Congressman Burkett, reminds
one that If Mr. Burkett had declined to
be a candidate for congress last fall In
stead of running for two offices at once,
that all this trouble would have been
avoided and the people would have been
saved a useless expense of perhaps tlO.000
or more. But then It Is now Senator
Burkett and it is a sacrilege to mention
Wood River Sunbeam: Already the
gubernational bee has begun to buzz In
the bonnets of a few of the chosen over
the state. At the present rate the candi
date for the republican party will, be set
tled upon long before the campaign takes
on active work. Numerous stories are
afloat and the following names are men
tioned: W. H. Harrison and Speaker
George L. Rouse of Hall county; A. B.
Allen, present private secretary to the
governor; John Wall of Arcadia; Judge
Robinson of Norfolk; J. A. Douglas of
Rock county; J. P. A. Black of Hastings,
and goodness knows bow many more.
Hastings Observer: It would take a Tom
Lawson to tell all of the truth about thei
fraternity graft in this state. Another
big brick block Is being put up in Lincoln
by W. E. Sharp and Dr. Faulkner, the
head of the fraternity grafting coterie that
have milked the fraternity following in
this state. Both were poor men until they
got their clutches on several of the fra
ternities of Nebraska, and now both are
growing immensely rich, while the men
who meet the assessments pay the bill. Old
line Insurance has no better friends than
such men as these, who ore doing all that
the laws will allow them to make fraternal
Grand Island Independent: While some
of the old-time politicians of the state
with the alleged co-operation- of the' man
agers of the political departments of the
big transportation companies are ap
parently arranging slates for the guber
natorial campaign of a year from next
fall, it is to be remembered first that the
said managers have hitherto not been in
the habit of putting out the candidates
they really desire to make quite so early
in the game, and secondly that if the pres
ent dlssBtlsfactlnn with the record of
tho legislature continues, the rank and
file of the party may have something to
say In the matter st the psychological
moment thnt would erase part of the slate.
It need .not surprise anyone If, when the
time comes, there be a new deal altogether.
And It is worth the while to keep the
probability In mind.
Kearney Hub: A slate of things has
been revealed In Douglns county. For some
time there hnve been hints snd rumors of
grafts and Jobs and bud leaks in the hand
ling of the county business. Investigation
hns been going on, ami as a sample of the
Jobbery it Is slated that the county bas
been paying for a ton of coal and getting
775 pounds. This InHtnnce, however. Is but
a small part of the systrm of graft and
robbery that has been practiced, If re
ports are true. The Item Is not specially
Importnnt as a mivtter of Information to.
newspapi-r renders outside of Omaha, but
It may hnve some value everywhere In
Impressing on tho public mind the necessity
of keeping watchful eye on the conduct
of public business, for this is an age rf
graft and boodllug and of using publlo.
office as a private map,
"I suppose your constituents will Inter
fere with your summer vacation?"
"I don't need any summer vacation," an
swered Senator Sorghum. "I get rest
enough while, congress is in session."
"I wouldn't call him an epicure.
nnining out a glutton.
"My, that's rather a harsh term."
"Well, he's one of those fellows who will
eat a hearty breakfast and then discuss
with his wife what to order for dinner."
Woman of the House (handing him a
plate of cold scraps) You look like a man
who has seen better days.
Fondry (iretts Yes'm, thankee. I have.
Ther' was a time, ma'am, w'en I would
have blushed to hnnd such a layout as this
to a dog. Chicago Tribune.
"Bllgglns Is still saying that he has the
Bmnrtest baby In the world."
"Yes." anpwered Miss Cayenne; "there
Is a universul tendency among fathers and
mothers to gjve their children credit for
wonderful discrimination In the selection of
parents." Washington Star.
"The professor Is an Italian, Isn't he?
"Yes, but he has been In this country
quite a number of years."
"Rut he speaks broken Knglish, ef
course." . ' ' - ).
"No, not broken exactly; only slightly,
sprained." Philadelphia Press. ; , .
"There's Just two things that break up
most happy homes," observed the Pohlcfc
"What's them?" Inquired the Squedunk
"Woman's love for dry goods an' man's
love for wet goods, b'goBh!" Washington
Jacob had Just klshed Rachel.
Then he lifted up his voice and wept.
"Why do you do that?" asked Rachel.
"Because' he sobbed. "It didn't seeift
to surprise you! I am not the first young
man you have kissed."
But he forgav her to such an extent
that he served her father fourteen years
for her. Chicago Tribune.
A fraud order was Issued last week
against Edward A. Vaughan, a former
postofflce clerk. Last summer this young
man was stranded penniless in Cincinnati.
The first of the year saw hint deposit
U,0()0 in one Minneapolis bank and appear
as a full-fledged grain commission broker.
He advertised hlniBelf as the northwestern
representative of the clique backing the
bull movement in May wheat, and, claim
ing the usual "inside information," he
guaranteed customers from 100 to 600 per
cent on all investments over 1100. His litera
ture carried pictures of his magnificent
stone mansion and his huge grain elevator.
Investigation by postofflce Inspectors
proved both to be castles in the air and
indicated that he found all too many, in
vestors for his schemes, and the schemes-l
themselves to be, of course, valueless. Mr.
Vaughan discreetly withdrew to parts un
known at the first sign of trouble.
Senator Proctor and ex-Representative J.
Hamilton Lewis were engaged In conversa
tion at Washington recently, when Colonel
Lewis said: "Senator, is it true that some
enterprising fellow citizens of yours have
sold pieces of marble from your quarries
for Vermont maple sugar?" V
Senator Proctor laughed at this remark
and came back at the effervescent Lewis
with the following: "You remind me of
an incident that happened on a railroad
train some time ago. The Pullman con
ductor rushed into the smoker, yelling out:
'Any of you passengers from Maine or
Vermont?' when up Jumped a tall Yankee,
Inspired by the thought that some occasion
for his patriotism bad arisen. 'Yes,' he
said, 'I be from Vermont." 'Well, then
come back here in the Pullman car,' uil
the conductor. 'There's a lady who's got
ber spruce gum and maple sugar mixed
up and wants somsons to help her pick It
A HOUSE-CXKAING CAROL.
When the soap Is on the stairway and the
carpet's on the line,
Then I do not mope and long for any Home,
Sweet Home In mine;
For I know the books are corded in the
cellar by the coal.
And the pictures are reposing by the punch
and salad bowl,
And the mops and rags and dusters In con
When the soup Is on the stairway and the
carpet's on the line.
The piano's in the kitchen and the feather
beds are hung .
On the fence above the flowers where the
bric-a-brac was flung;
There's a heap on the veranda crockery
And a sound of mighty whacking in the
back yard strikes my ears;
So I slope away discreetly, for some other
spot I pine
When the soap is on tho stairway and the
carpet's on the lino.
They would feed me on cold Victuals, I
would sleep upon a cot;
They might even say, "Get busy!" make
me help them, like as not;
So I hover at a distance till I see them
All the furniture and bedding, and com.
That a fellow's mighty lucky 1f he knowa
the mystic sign
When the soap is on the stairway and the
carpet's on the line.
There are no less than four
teen remedies in this standard
family medicine. Among them
we might mention sarsaparilla root,
yellow dock root, stillingia root, buck
thorn bark, senna leaves, burdock root, cimi-
cifuga root, cinchona bark, Phytolacca root.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is certainly a medicine, a
genuine medicine, a doctor's medicine.
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