Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 18, 1905, Page 4, Image 4
TITE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JULY 18. 1905. f Tite Omaha Daily Bee E, ROSE WATER, EDITOR. FURLISHED EVERT MORNING. TERM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION, pallyi Bee (without Sunday), on year... 14 00 t'allv Bee and Hundav, one year ' Illustrated Bee, on year ISO Sunday Iie. one year Saturday De..one year I M Twentieth Century Farmer, on year.... l.tt) DELIVERED DT CARRIER. Dally Rm (wlthcut Sunday), per copy.... 2e Dally Ufa (without Sunday), per week...l2o Ially Bee (Including fiunday), per wnk..l!ii Evening Bee (without Bunday), per week 7c Evening Mm (Including Bunday), per wrk 120 Bunday Ree, per copv 60 Complaints of Irregularities In dllvery should be addressed to City Circulation De partment. OFFICES. Omaha The Be Building. South Omaha City Hall building. Twenty fifth and M streets. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl street. Chicago 1640 Unity building. New York-1509 Home Ufa Imuranca building. Washington tifll Fourteenth street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Oman lie. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable to The Bee Publishing Company Only l-cent stamps received In payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.: C. C. Hosewater, secretary of The Be Publishing Company, being rtulv sworn, says that the actual nurnoer of full anil complete copies of The Dally, Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed during tho month ot June, 190&, was as follows: 1 SO.OflO 16 SO.HOO jtj.ooo 17 aa.ino t 81,140 IS 0,OO 4 XO.itSO II XO.BSO .29,500 20 . iflt.TBO K,03O 21 2t,MlO T Nt 0 12 lfl,HO 89,000 U UO,4tK t 8O.1S0 M 10 83,810 25 80,200 11 20.000 26 SH,T30 U 20.T10 27 20,730 11 20,700 2. 20,750 14 20,700 29 2O.7B0 it SO. DM) 30 20,700 Total, .. .' 9O4.050 Less unsold copies........ 9,04-i Net total sals 8tM.lol Dally average 20, sou C. C. ROSE WATER, . . Secretary. Subscribed In my presence and sworn, to befoie me th's 7th day of July, 1906. (Seal) M. B. HUNGATE, Notary Public 'WHEN OUT OP TOWS, Subscribers leaving; the city tem porarily should hate The Bee nailed to them. It la better than daily letter front home. Ad dress will be chanced as often as requested. Omaha real estate values are rising with the temperature. It will have to get hotter Uinu this to wilt the buss ball fas. The Young Women's Christian asso ciation to the Young Men's Christian as aoclatlon: - Apres votia, mbnsletlr! If the signal corps were only estab lished at Fort Omaha Its balloon prac tlco would be quite popular right now. The field, secretaries ot, the .Young Men's Christian association have had a field day over the hundred-thousand mark campaign. A St. Louis court hag decided that a "Sunday shave" Is a necessity. The demo-populist alliance may be put down as a thing of the past In Missouri. When It comes to fixing the salary of the superintendent of schools, the tax payers of Omaha are perfectly willing to be liberal, .but not extravagant Friends of civil service reform will next torn their attention to an improved method of determining the honesty of prospective applicants for positions. Railway employes at Warsaw are to be permitted to use the Polish language; but out of consideration for the passen gers they are not compelled to use it The municipal authorities of Cleveland are Just now wrestling with the voting machine problem, but they contemplate buying only twenty-five voting machines as a starter. The fact that the czar's Instructions to M. Witts cover more than twenty pages would lead to the belief that more than one contingent plan of retreat has been suggested. For once Omaha's street paving cam palgn seems to have gotten under way before midsummer and there is hope that the work may be completed before snow interrupts. The Russlun statement that the wings -rf Gtneral Linevin-b's army are further advanced from the center may be a dell eat way of announcing the withdrawal of headquarters closer to Siberian soil. It is proclaimed that a campaign for righteousness Is to be opened by mem bers of an Omaha club founded by political buccaneers and grafters, pro rendered out of corporation commissary departments. In pardoning a Frenchman convicted of selling military secrets, the mikado is doubtless actuated by admiration for the Franco-Russian alliance, which kept fear of the "yellow peril" from a number of European countries. method la said to have been discov ered by which petroleum coutalnlug sul phur esq be made into lilumluating oil If the method Is commercially successful John D. Rockefeller may get bis share of brimstone on earth. Speakers preparing words of greeting for the peace plenipotentiaries should leave blanks for the names of the Rus sian delegates, as they have not all started from borne, and the rear's mind is still subject to change. Kansas City la no longer talking of its wsve of "reform," but since the present grand Jury has indicted one city employe and two county officers it is possible the recent visits of Jerome' and Folk have not been eutirel without result. A!f A rPEA L OX BEHALF OF MAROXKT. I'uring my absence from the city a controversy ha arisen over the proposed dismissal of the criminal llhol proceed ings instituted against me last fall by Timothy J. Mahoney. The avowed ob- ect in filing this charge was to secure a vindication from the aspersion embodied n a letter written and published over my name wherein Mr. Mahoney was rep resented as having appropriated money collected for the great treasury embex ilcr. Hartley, that should by rights have been turned Into the state treasury. The action of Prosecuting Attorney Slaliaiigh drew forthwith from Mr. Ma honey a virulent and vehement protest through the mouth of William F. Gurley, who intimated. If be did not make the downright charge, that Judge Slabaugh had taken this step at my instance in or der to shield me from the penalties of the law In other words, to keep me out of the penitentiary, where Mr. Mahoney and Mr. Gurley both would like to have me spend the balance of my days, pre sumably, so that the one may be vindi cated and the other avenged, and both be able to gratify their political ambi tions without being Jolted by disagree able reminders. , ' Iet me assure both of these highly gifted and eminent barristers that I have neither directly nor indirectly at any time since Mr. Mahoney's effort to set himself right before the people by Invoking the power of the criminal courts requested or suggested dismissal of the proceedings by the prosecuting attorney. On the contrary, I have been more anxious than Mr. Mahoney to prove to the people of Nebraska that the offen sive allusions to Mr. Mahoney were not a malicious Invention, and I trust that Judge Day will see his way clear to giv ing Mr. Gurley another opportunity to re-dellver the vitriolic arraignment made by him during the Mercer campaign in which he commanded me to return to Bohemia clad in hobo garments and wearing wooden shoes. I even feel tempted to guarantee to the splenetic Mr. Gurley that I will carry out his wishes Just as soon as be shall have done some thing visible toward the upbuilding of Omaha. It is in accord with the eternal fitness of things that Mr. Mahoney should avail himself of the services of the talented criminal Jurist, who figured conspicu ously as bis antagonist the first time he projected himself into the arena of poli tics. If memory serves me right, and It generally does, the criminal libel law was enacted for my special benefit at the Instance of the most infamous corpora tlon lobby that ever infested the state capital of Nebraska and Mr. Gurley was a member of that lobby, recelviug $200 a month for manipulating members of the legislature to prevent railway regulation legislation and especially to beat the charter prepared by citizens of Omaha that contained provisions authorizing the taxation of railway terminals the same as all other classes of property for 'mu nlclpal purposes. Up to 1887 the penalty for criminal libel was a moderate fine or .confinement In the county Jail not ex ceedlng one year, or both, at the dls cretlon of the court. By mnklng trim lnal libel a felony the corporation Jobby and legislative boodlers and grafters ex pected to gag every editor and publisher who would not wear the brass collar. To counteract the work of this corrupt lobby a detective was employed by me to mingle with the gang, but he had scarcely entered upon his work when the Omaha Herald came to the rescue of the boodlers by the publication of an article under the flaring headline, "Rosewater's Spy," in which the detective was mi nutely described as to his personal ap pearance and dress, compelling me to re call him, to the great delight of Mr. Gur ley and his associates, and the "venal vampires," as I used to call them, suc ceeded In defeating the Omaha charter and nearly evrry other good measure, ex cepting -the one making gambling a, felony. The year following, when Mr. Gurley secured his nomination as . republican candidate for county prosecutor, I op posed his election and supported his com petitor, Timothy J. Mahoney, then an obscure lawyer who had a fair reputa tlon. My opposition to Mr. Gurley was grounded on his graduation from the cor poration lobby and his intimate relations with the criminal classes. Mr. Mahoney was elected, and during his term I brought my first and only criminal libel complaint against one of the boodler lob byists that had fabricated and published an outrageous charge against me. The party was bound over from the police court to the district court, but Mr. Ma honey flatly refused to prosecute the case and bad it dismissed notwithstanding that I had abundant material to secure a conviction. His recent grandstand play of indigna tion over the action of Judge Slabaugh recalls forcibly those pictorial tyiack ad vertisements labeled "Just before tak ing" and "Just after taking." In a nut shell, I hope Judge Day will reinstate Mahoney's complaint so that we may know whether money collected for an embezzler can he legitimately appropri ated and retained by a lawyer. E. ROSE WATER. THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION. While interest in efforts to find the North Pole is not very general, being confined chiefly to a small body, of scien tists, still everybody, must feel a degree of adulration for the zeal in the cause of Arctic exploration which has been manifested by Commander Robert E. Peary, who on Sunday started upon another attempt to reach the pole. It is a perilous undertaking, requiring more than commou courage and endurance, but there appears to be a fascination in it for Peary, than whom no man living la better qualified foe the undertaking. Ills experience on former trips has broadeued his knowledge of the require ments for Arctic exploration and his preparations for the present voyage are all that ample foresight could devise. His vessel, the Roosevelt is said to be the finest craft ever built for a polar expe dition and it U thoroughly equipped. reary expects to reach the Ice edge by the first of August and said before Wr ing that be hoped to get bark a year from next September, having reached the pole. While he of course feels cer tain not only of returning alive, but also of success. It is said that some" of those who have stood by him In the pres ent enterprise are not so sanguine. Though better equipped than ever bo- fore he Is much older than when he be gan, and hence It Is thought less able to bear the hardships he must encounter. There Is really, however, little reason for apprehension on this score. The sclentiflc world will take a keen Interest In this expedition and all who know something of Its difficulties will wish the daring explorer success and a safe re turn. A tSELRKTARY OF HkALTIJ. The American Medical association, which has been In session at Portland, Ore., adopted a resolution proposing the creation of a new executive department to look after the public health, with a secretary who should have a seat in the cabinet. Representative Barchfeld of Pennsylvania, who is a physician, in formed the association that he would In troduce at the next session of congress a bill to create such a department, ex pressing the opinion that the health of the people of this nation Is as essential to their welfare as the army or navy, a proposition which no one will dispute. He thought the health problem should be under national supervision and that in order that it may receive proper con sideration there is need of having a de partment whose head will have the dig nity and authority of a member of the cabinet. This view having been endorsed by the representative medical association of the country will perhaps receive the sup port of a majority of physicians and this is an influence not to be despised. Yet It is safe to say that the proposition will not receive any very serious attention in congress. Care for the public health is certainly of very great importance and the medical men are to be commended for their zeal in this direction, but it will be very hard to convince the public that in order to conserve the general health there must be established an ex ecutive department of the government A great deal Is now being done by federal and state governments in the Interest of the public health and it is doubtful if more could be accomplished by such a department as the medical association proposes.' Moreover, there is a very gen eral feeling that already there are quite enough executive departments and that to odd to them would simply make the business of government more compli cated. A department of health, there fore, must be regarded morely as a pos sibility of the remote future. REPORTING CROP "CVKDITIUKS." The Philadelphia Press urges that the Department of Agriculture will never bo rid of its worries, scandals and suspic ious over crop reports until it abandons reporting "condition" and confines itself to legitimate and exact statistics. Point ing out that the present system is a mere tabulation and average of impressions, it is argued that these lend themselves to manipulation and that they aid specu lators and mislead the public. "Instead, " says that paper, "with a more efficient service and a larger expenditure, the de partment should get acreage county by county far closer than today. The monthly report should give in detail how many acres promise a yield equal, above or below the 'known and recorded yield of the year before. Such a report would 1 give facts, arithmetical facts and not im pressions. It would not be subject to manipulation. It would be of much more use to the farmer than to the speculator." The reports of condition now published are declared to be antiquated. Inaccurate and to put a premium on faking and guessing. There is unquestionably merit in this vlewj Those who urge that the govern ment crop reports be wholly discon tinued are not meeting with general ap proval, but there is plenty of evidence that those Interested in such reports and It is presumed that practically the entire farming immunity takes an in terest In them do not want guesses, but a statement of facts as nearly as possible accurate facts which, as the Press says, would not be subject to manipulation. Perhaps In the matter of reporting "con dition" the Department of Agriculture has followed old world methods, but If so It appears very clear that they are far more trustworthy there than here. At all events, it seems to have been pretty con clusively demonstrated that our system of government crop reporting must be thoroughly reformed and every sugges tion as to bow this may be accomplished should receive cereful considers tlon. Let the monthly reports be continued. It is not to be doubted that the agricultural producers very generally desire this and their wish In the matter Is entitled to first consideration. But let these reports give well ascertained facta and not con sist largely of guesses. Indeed, this must be done if the crop statistics of the gov ernment are hereafter to command con fidence. The distrust that has fallen upon them cannot be removed if the methods that have long been pursued are continued. It has been announced that the secretary of agriculture will make changes looking to the prevention of leak age and the manipulation of figures In the interest of speculators. This Is all very well, but it is not all that is re quired. Something must be done to render the reports tuore authoritative and trustworthy and this is only to be done by removing from them everything In the nature of guessing. They must he a statement of facts ascertained with as great care as it is practicable to exer cise. If it is necessary to expend more money for this purpose the money should be provided, but it probably can be done at no greater expenditure than at pres ent for obtaining crop statistics. Governor Horn of Kansas says It is easier to enforce the Sunday closing law of Missouri than to mske effective the prohibitory law of Kansas. ne would probably explain this by saying that the former law can be violated but once a week, while the latter Is subject to in fraction seven times as often. Now we have discovered why the late legislature enlarged the preserves of Nebraska's game commissioner. It is announced that there will be a zoological exhibit at the state fair this fall, with elk, buffalo, deer and wild geese and other game on exhibition, under the di rect supervision of the state game war den. Nebraska farmers and foresters who want to engage in the game re juvenating industry will bare an op portunity to take their first lessons in the culture of tamed wild animals. There Is no particular difficulty about using voting machines at the regular election, but when It comes to using them for primary, elections, complica tions are sure to arise st any rate, it will be Impossible to use voting ma chines under the provisions of the primary election law enacted by the late Nebraska legislature. The selection of Portsmouth ss the place of meeting of the peace plenipo tentiaries brings out the fact that tho first United States warship to fly the Stars and Stripes was built at that port showing that the present meeting.will not be the first part Portsmouth has taken In efforts to secure the peace of the world. The attempt to prove that Congress man Funston spoke unusually loud at Iola, Kan., will be watched with consid erable interest by his former associates in congress, among whom Mr. Funston won the title "Foghorn" from the tone of his ordinary conversation. His Kan sas neighbors say they can hear him whisper across a quarter section of land. It is quite natural that Tom fawson should come out flat-footed against muni cipal ownership. Without a chance to capitalize public franchises the frenzied financiers would be deprived of a large area of water useful for stock inflation. Speed the Hear. Washington Post. Wlrard Burbank can make a great hit with the Married Men's union by inventing an odorless booia. Cotton Then and Now. Milwaukee Wisconsin. Every bale of the cotton that was burned by southern planters last December would be worth good money now. But they did not burn many bales. Omaha Vnderatanda It. Cleveland Leader. Mayor Dunne Of Chicago was elected be cause he promised "Immediate municipal ownership." Now ha says that "Immediate" means In about twenty yee.rs. Funny how political buncombe catches people! When pads Are Flavored. Philadelphia Record. To the pure all things are pure. When John D. Rockefeller sent to his clergyman in Cleveland potatoes decked with gold pieces the good man, pocketed the gold and ate the potatoes with, heightened appetite. Chance of the Common. Washington Post. It will be just the luck of the plain people to have Tom Lawson attacked by pen paralysis when he gets ready to write checks for those millions which he admits were wrongfully taken from the American people. A Fature for Kx-Presldenta. Public Opinion. When Mr. Cleveland resumed the prac tice of law In 1883, It was felt that he had settled the vexed question, "What shall we do with our ex-presldents? or rathor. What shall they do with themselves?" As nine out of ten of them have been lawyers, his solution of the problem bade fair to prove applicable to almost every case. But when his second term ended, in 1897, and he did what other ex-presidents had d"ne before him, which was just nothing at all, the whole question was re-opened. Of late years, however, Mr. Cleveland has shown a disposition to answer It anew, and If future presidents see the matter as he does, we may look to see them, on their retirement, with one accord turn author. And if their work commands such prices as the sage of Princeton la understood to receive, they will suffer nothing by aban dolng the pursuit of the legal profession. For papers on fishing, duck shooting, rab bit hunting, etc. to say nothing of wo men's clubs honorariums are believed to be paid which a prosperous barrister would by no means scorn; and If Mr. Cleveland accepted all the offers ha receives from editors and publishers, he could soon af ford to enter the market for works of art In competition with bis old friend, Mr. Morgan. It Is much to be regretted that thus far the ex-president has not seen his way to give the public a budget of his reminiscences of his particular friend, the late Joe Jefferson. MIDDLE WEST WILL DECIDE, Winning; Tip for the Benefit of East ern Political Prophets. Springfield (Mass.) Republican (tnd.). Mr. Root, being labelled the greatest man of whom Mr. Roosevelt has personal knowl edge. It becomes evident at once to the po litical prophets that he Is not likely to at tempt to make Secretary Taft his successor In the White House. There Is the posslbll Ity, of course, that Mr. Root may not de sire to be nominated for the presidency but may prefer to resume his Income of 1300,000 a year as a lawyer at the end of the present administration In March. 190. In that event It will be possible for Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Root to co-operate In se curing the nomination of Judge Taft. But the presidency la a great office, and it Is hardly probable that Ellhu Root has made ip his mind that It Is beyond his reach or his desire. On the other hand, Mr. Taft ft known to be willing to have the nomina tion come his way. He has no Mark Hanna to corral the southern delegates for him. and he Is not entirely certain of the sup port of. his own state. Ohio. Mr. Root can probably have the New Tork and New Eng land delegates. If he wants them, and It will be for the middle west to decide be tween the two leaders. The chances in such a contest will be naturally In favor of Judge Taft. The western politicians and business men are likely to prefer the Cincinnati lawyer and Judge to the New Tork lawyer. There is the further possibility to be taken Into ac count that Judge Taft may find the great office of ehlef Justice ot the supreme court open to him before June, 1909, and that he may take It and ask his friends to support Mr. Root lor the presidency. At the pres ent time the two men are on.frlendly terms, and It la not probable that as associates In Mr. Roosevelt's cabinet during the next two years thev will develop a personal Incompatibility. ARMY NOTES AND SEW. War Department and Admission of Uqonr to Indian Territory. Army and Navy Register. The War department continues to receive applications for the admission Into the In dian Territory of certain wines and liquors. For several years one solicitous Individual has been asking that he he allowed to Im port a small quantity of wine for medlclnsl purpose, the patient being his wife who Is troubled with chills, a disability which does not seem to be removed by the appli cation of the wine, since his request Is al most periodical. A recent application has been received from some wine dealers, who said their material was destined for sacra mental purposes. Some years ago this question came up In the same form and It was then determined that the wine could be taken into the territory for church pur poses when the application was made by the clergyman who has charge ot the wine through his ecclesiastical superior or with other evidence of authority. Several times permission has been given clergy men to have sent them Ave gallons each month, that being the amount which the church authorities believed to be sufficient for the purpose. The wine dealers who are anxious to obtain authority from Wash ington for the admission of the wine Into the Indian Territory will be Informed that they mu,st have the endorsement of the church people, and that the request must come from the clergymen who Intend to use the wine In religious services. Eleven of the enlisted men who took the examination for appointment as second lieu tenant In the army will be provided with letters of eligibility, because they were re ported as qualified for commissions In the military service. At the same time these letters are not destined to mean much, since it is admitted at the War department there are no vacancies to which the young men may be appointed. There Is nothing In sight and they must take a position after that of the graduates of the military acad emy. There are those who cherish the Idea that something may be done for the enlisted men who are candidates for com missions, but If Is quite evident that it will require a fight at the White House. The War department has been advised that General Thomas H. Barry, Colonel John Van R. Hon of the medical depart ment, and Captain 8. H. Cloman, Twenty third infantry, have left St. Petersburg for Moscow, and are now supposed to be well on their way to Irkutsk, where they were to receive orders relating to their future movements as military observers with the Rnsalan army In the field. While In St. Petersburg General Barry and Cap tain Cloman were received personally by the csar, a distinction which has not been accorded to other military attaches. Captain Joseph T. Dickman of the Eighth cavalry and of the third division of the general staff Is making a special study of the question of national reserves. That problem has also been considered by other officers and several reports have been sub mitted with a view to obtaining expert opinion from a variety of authentic sources. The subject is one which -contains many nice problems and Is so in timately related to national politics and militia Interests that it does not easily lend Itself to solution. It Is possible that the general staff will evolve something out of the various recommendations available which may be submitted to congress at the next session. Those officers who have looked Into the subject and who realise the situation In this country are emphatic In their expressions of opinion that the government should not long delay making provision for a reserve force. It is pointed out that the question of politics and mili tary prejudice, in any form and from whatever quarter, should not be allowed to Interfere with the establishment of a re serve force In this country. Orders have been sent out to have the Twenty-ninth battery of field artillery pro ceed by marching from Fort Leavenworth to Tort Riley to Join the provisional regt ment at the latter station. The other or ganizations assigned to duty at Fort Riley and Fort Sill have arrived at those posts and have been assigned the duty outlined In the scheme presented by General J. P. Story while he was chief of artillery. The new transportation bills to be used by the railroads In sending their accounts for carrying naval crews are being dis tributed. The bills are of great conven ience, Inasmuch as it will not be necessary to submit the bills oftener than once a month and do not require the labor of pre paring vouchers, as hitherto. PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE. Miss Helen Keller's book is being trans lated Into a dosen tongues. Including Rus sian, Bohemian, Roumanian, Finnish, Swedish and Japanese. Joseph Randalph and Mary Elisabeth Cooke of Scranton, Pa., aged 80 years, and both unmarried, are believed to be the oldest single twins in America. J. M. Sears of Boston, but recently out of his teens. Is the biggest taxpayer of his city, having property valued at 125, 000.000, inherited from his father. William K. Vanderbllt, Jr., ran for the office of chief ot the Great Neck fire de partment a couple of days ago, but Eg bert L. Cluse, the village groceryman, beat him. Mrs. Mary E. Lapier of Cripple Creek was chosen forewoman of a jury that tried a divorce case there recently. She was the first of her sex in Colorado to serve in that capacity. There's a rumor at Ottawa that On tario's unhorsed liberal leader. Uncle George W. Ross, Is to be appointed lieu tenant governor (which Is all the same up there as governor with us) of one of the two new western provinces. Mr. Plerpont Morgan's recent tour In Italy ' partook of the nature of a royal progress. He was feted and decorated wherever he went, of course, all In re turn for his munificence in rstoring the Ascoll cope. King Victor Emmanuel was particularly gracious. ' When Sir Wilfrid Laurier first formed his government In Canada he made Mr. Tarte minisier ot public works. Differ ence of opinion led to a separation and Mr. Tarte Is now back to his old pro fession and sits In the reporters' gallery In the Canadian House of Commons. Word has been received by Prof. Todd of Amherst college from Heidelberg of the naming ot two small planets Mabella (62) and Davlda (&30). They were discovered by Dr. R. 8. Dugan, who graduated at Am herst six years ago. He had previously named a planet (also discovered by him) Amherstla (jl6), In honor of his alma mater. Davlda (530; Is a planet of ex ceptional brightness at opposition, ap proaching the eight stellar magnitude. It la a curious fact that Mr. Gully, former speaker of the British House of Commons, at one time was very despond ent as to his future, and that the de spondency was shared by two of his com rades In the legal profession. There is a story of those three discussing seriously whether they had not better throw up England altogether and seek fortune in India or one of the colpnlra. Luckily they decided to give fortune another chance with very notable results. Mr. Gaily ended as speaker of the House of Commons; another becama lord chancellor; the third died ben lord chief Justice, TATE PRESS OPINION. Central Clfv Nonpareil: The World-Her ald wanted Tom Lawson to "expose" Gov ernor Mickey by telling In his speech at Fslrbury thst Nebraska's executive carries railroad passes, but Tom Isn't dealing In chestnuts now and the fact that the gov- ernor himself made the "exposure" last fall would prevent him from "butting In' st this late day. Oakland Independent: Omaha threatens to boycott the Burlington railroad because the cutoff does not come direct to Omaha. What can the Burlington and Great North ern do to retaliate In Omaha's backyard, the South Omaha stock yards, Is not to be sneered at. however. We don't want to see the stock market there - Injured. but Omaha had better be good and not try to dictate to the rest of the state and then spite Itself If It can't have Its wsy. Fremont Tribune: The Bee suggests that the people Interested In the building of the Ashland cutoff ought not so feel "sore" to ward Omaha because an Omaha moonshine concern Is trying to prevent the Great Northern from crossing the Wlnnebsgo reservation. We don't. Neither are we sore because Omaha tried to take the new road away from Fremont. We would do the me thing for Orrfaha any time oppor tunity offers. Self preservation Is the first law of nature. Central City Nonpareil: The 8rhuyler Free Lance, while commending the su preme court for Its decision on the con stitutionality of the biennial election law Is unable to believe that that tribunal Is capable at all times of banishing personal and party prejudices, and In this opinion the Nonpareil partially concurs. The court Is frequently Influenced by the exigencies of the times and Instead of Interpreting the law from an abstract legal standpoint. It often twists It and adjusts it and stretches It to make It fit occasions and conform to popular demand. Springfield Monitor: The statistics from the Bureau of Labor and Industry may be all right In some cases, but in regard to shipment of miscellaneous products from Sarpy county It seems to the Monitor that It la a good ways oft. The report says we shipped no flour, but 690.000 pounds of mill feed, 6.617 bushels of potatoes, 1,699 pounds Of butter and 23.197 dosens of eggs during the year 18M. But then as these figures are taken from the duplicate bills of lading and shlpplng records of the rail roads this county would naturally not make as good a showing as It really deserved or was entitled to. Platte County Argus: The editor of the Argus came Into this field without a per sonal knowledge of the politicians of the state and counties. He has read comments from scores of exchanges and If an Opinion should be formed baaed on the summed-up evidence of these comments, the conclu sion would be forced upon him that there Is not an honest man holding office In the state.- The newspapers . have stirred up much of the feeling against graft and monopoly, but the greatest obstacle to the eradication of the evils Is found In the personal animosities and jealousies of newspaper editors. Doubtless there are men In Nebraska politics with clean hands and high Ideals, but let a man be called honest by one paper and every Journal of opposite politics at once sets to work most strenuously to asperse his character and tear down his reputation. TOM LAWSON'S SPECIFIC Scheme Calculated to Paralyse the "Innocent Speculator." Pittsburg Dispatch. Mr. Lawson'a advice to the Kansas peo ple, that political agitation against the plutocratic manipulation, and even the ag gressive measures of a courageous presi dent, will not avail against the all-powerful system, reduces the remedy by his logical process of exclusion 1 to one thing everyone must sell out his stocks and thus bring the multl-mllllonalres to their knees in panic. The spectacle of the farmers of Kansas and the miners and mill workers of Penn sylvania simultaneously firing up their automobiles and hitching up their two horse wagons to flock to the neareta stock exchange, there to unload their Standard Oil, Amalgamated Copper, Northern Se curities, United States Steel or other stocks, will be Imposing and Instructive when Mr. Lawson gets it going. But apart from the very relative question, how large a portion of the stock holdings of the country can be dumped on the mar ket by the classes to which he appeals, another very Interesting contingency re mains. Since "the system" has control of all the money of the banks, when everyone has sold his stocks and deposited the pro ceeds, the system can take the money to buy the depressed stocks at half price. The lurking doubt whether Mr. Lawson might not discover' an Investment to suit htm after the market had tumbled can be decided to suit individual tastes. But It does seem to be an open - question whether his finance Is slmplrfrenxied or there la method in his madness. Few , Mercantile Failures. Pittsburg Post. The record of mercantile failures put forth by Bradstreet for the six months Just ended, shows the smallest number of In solvencies for the period since 1880, with the exception of 1894 and 1893. The number of failures in the years accounted for ranges from 7,603 In 1896 to t.200 In the later years, showing a decided improvement In the betterment ot credit. The estimated assets of the delinquent firms range from $105,100,000 in 1S92 to as low figures as $11,- 000,000 and 130,000,000 in some of the later years. The total liabilities of the last six months exceed those of 1890, 1892 and IMS. The average is well maintained and Is en couraging as to sound and prudent finance. M relying this old standard "UsnBmUnunuuaausmVBBBI V Want LJa Then t; lSj new Kade by tt. . o. Ira C... Ixnrati, fi Aim awnrHtiutH mt STvs'f lire kx-Per the hair. ROOKS AJfTl THE WOMEN. Matter ef Msrrlase In the Light of Itlaher Education. , New Tork Sun. Prof. Mills of Vsssar thus describes the girl student: "She Is frequently only ellehtly Interested In the Intellectual, and very generally has no more than a moderate Interest In stuily. Too often only by much urging can she be aroused to even moderate Intellectual effort, and Instead of too little She Is spt to havo a perfectly normal Interest In the other sex. In a word, she Is generally a fairly healthy and very lovable girl, who has normal In terests In school, sports. In social affairs. In domestic matters and Is tending toward marital engagements at about the same rate as those of her social clsss who are not In school or college." Prof.' Mills explains the smaller percent age of marriages among college educated 1 women than among women In the general population as flue to the same iT.V.ienees that make the marriage rate lower In the social classes from which most of the col lege girls come. Statistics collected by the Association of Collegiate Alumnas support the professor's conclusion as to the comparative number of marriages and children 'among college women, as compared with thetr noncolleg relatives. His remarks about the moderate Intellectual effort of the college girt are a little surprising. The college girls one nifpts seem to he brighter, more conversant with and Interested in Intellectual things than the masculine undergraduates of the same age. It Is rather "bad form" in some of the big colleges for "men" to show much ardor for study. That would savor of bookish ress and the "grind." The great Increase In wealth In the Inst generation fills the college with boys who are sent there to "go through" If they can, beacuse It is the fashion, to make desirable acquaintances, to let them have a better start In life than their fathers had, and so on. The colleges may be nurses of gentlemen, but they hsve ceased to be surses of scholars. Apparently the colleges for women have at least their proportion of students who are "sent to college" to gratify their parents or their own desire for a pleasant social life away from home. Possibly the "college Ideal" of the feminine Institutions hae been affected by Impressions received from brothers and cousins. All observers must agree that the college girl Is lovable, but Is she "apt to have a perfectly normal Interest In the other sex?" In many specimens of college women at least may be detected a certain sexlessners, a resolve for an Independent career, a con tempt for or Impatience with the common lot of woman. Why should a woman fetter herself? In a world of divorce why should she marry? Indeed, since men of the well-to-do class show an Increasing contempt for msrrlage, why shouldn't the same spirit prevail among women of the same class? Even If the women want to get married, how srs they to bring it about without the men? HOT WEATHER TRIFLES. O'Flub It's this way. old man. I hats to drink, but my wife drives me to It. McLush She docs, eh? Say. that's the ! kind of a wife to have. Louisville Courier- Journal. "There was a wooden wedding down our way last night." "Old gag? Girl married blockhead?" "Nop; a couple of Poles got married." Brooklyn Life. Lord" Algle But you Americana, y know you have no ancestors. Miss Youeas No, I suppose you do envy us that advantage. Cleveland Leader. They were doing the art exhibit. "Were you ever done In oil?" "I certainly was," he replied. "Who was the artist?" "He wasn't an artist; be was a broker."- Chicago Daily News. - "That brother of yours; LucyV' said the man of the house, ''seems to be a pretty tough character." "'Deed, he is, suh." replied the colored maid. "He Jes' natclielly seems to be de white sheep ob our fambly, sho' nuff." Philadelphia Press. - "You say you think the new boarder Is In love with you? Has he made any ad vances?" . - "No; but he says he will as soon as his father remits." Cleveland Plajn Dealer. The Editor, gloomily I must say you don t seem to realise how terrible It Is to lose you. The Authoress, sweetly You mustn't take It too much to heart, my friend. Rejection does not necessarily imply lack of merit. Judge. .Excited Father What are we going to do? These scales only weigh ten pounds and the baby weighs more than that. Calm Brother You might chop off one leg and weigh that separately. Somervtlle Journal. First Villager How is your son getting along since he-went to the city? Second Villager Fine. He writes that he iJ,rrylng everything before him. First Villager So! What restaurant Is be carrying things in?-Chicago News. A ROYAL HEART. Ragged, uncomely, and old and grey, A woman walked In a northern mmm And through the crowd as she wound' hfr .17 m One saw her loiter and then stoop dowli, "ium umsuiing away in ner Ola tOrfn gown. "You are hiding a Jewel!" the watcher satd. (Ah I that was her heart had the truth been read!) "What have you stolen?" he asked again. Then the dim eyes filled with a sudden pain, And under the flickering light of the gas She showed him her gleaning. "It's broken glass," She utld; "I hae lifted it up frae the Street To oe oot o the road O' the balrnles' feet!" Under the fluttering rags astir That was a royal heart that beat! Would that the world had more like her Smoothing the road for its balrnles' feet! WILL H. OG1LV1E. try an experiment? ike any one of the hundreds of medicines on the market, rhcy come, they go, and are soon forgotten. Or want to be cured? Then take a medicine that has been tested and tried, generation after genera tion. A medicine that has been a household remedy for sixty ysars. Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Intelligent, thoughtful more and more upon preparation. I Ana s mia-vor ..i.