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WHE1I OUT OP TOWR.
Sabserlbars leavluar the city tea,
rarity should kl Tha Be
nailed ts them. It Is wetter tbaa
a dally letter from home. Ad
, areas will ba hauged as vitas, as
' . ; a , ' -v "
Ths butter fat la not la the lire, but
. some of the people handling It are appar
, ently playing with the flames.
' .' 1 Nebraska is pre-eiuiueuny a corn state,
I .' but according to the crop reports already
In, It la a pretty good wlieat atate, too.
King Ak-har-Mn l Uia only royal po
- tetiuite whit la absolutely unconcerned
" by any iyoHiLJe. outcome of the peace
'"' makers' party. " '' " "
America la second In the race with
c ''"Japan until some statesman can be pre
Y' 'Tailed upon to write a sonnet to the
,'4 r Jfiji.
ff Those Waablngton correepondents who
f 'touted" Secretary Wilson to resign
vknow little of the composition of the
' "Iowa Jd" in EtacUcal politics.. . .
jThe weather mnn seems, to have
copied off the end-eetit-hbg- puzzle by
' ' gluing us temperatures that put inside
places In closed car at a fireinlu'to. ' ' '
If a new bank Is to be etUabllnhod in
Omaha, now Is the time to start up
OftiafutT'ttdver h4 brtter bnslneaa proa
- pepta id encourage such an enterprise.
ftusslun refm-mers'. fear of a written
constitution may not be due to a desire
to aid the czar so much a dread of the
generation of lawyers which will follow.
The bw regulations for the transpor
tation of Jive stbek. Just promulgated
by the .Department of Agriculture, will
not affect the Omaha street railway
end-seat bog. 1 '"
There' will be no serious objection any
where to . the resnrTey of the Omaha
interurbaa route,' provided the project
doea not atop short at blue prints and
tracings on the map.
People rushing from the east to the
Uintah land opening will aa re' time and
money by getting off before the, train
reivches . the Colorado line and making
first payment on a good Nebraska farm.
Shipper to the South Omaha live stock
market are aold to. wear a smile that
won't rorae off. It Is to be hoped that
they will not neglect to put on aomethlng
more substantial, by ,100 time, winter
seta In. , . ,
.'Louisiana people are willing to 'con
cede that moequitoea transmit yellow
fever1, but from tha number of quaran
, tinea they are establishing they aeern to
. be in doubt as to just what transmits the
If the reported dissolution of the grain
dealers' combination proves true, the
anti-trout law of Nebraska bare not
teen In vain, even If Mr. Worrall falls
to recover the f 128,000 which be claims
to' have lost.
II r. Sato may be having his first ex
perience with American newspaper re
porter, but his denials are planned with
the skill of a veteran. The talk keeis
the, Japanese In the limelight without ar
;(viy.ng the negotiations.
' iTbe talk in political circles U that the
Kebraska democrats will completely
lgnorh the populists when It comes to
nuiklng up the' state ticket to be voted on
at the election this fuIL Vnen they get
down to business, however, we may ex
pectlthe same old game of fusion to tn
played.,wltb, the Idea that some one can
ie rooiea uj stamping the candidate with
the democratic label on one aide and the
fonll ubel on the other aid
RgcrRocixr akd tiiads.'
The conference which Is to be held In
Chicago a couple of week's hence to dis
cuss the Question of commercial reci
procity will command national Interest
and may have a very decided Influence
In shaping public sentiment on one of
the moat Important subjects that are of
Immediate concern to this country. The
expansion of our foreign commerce la A
matter of primary Importance to our con
tinued material progress and proxperlty
The great Industrial and commerclul de
velopmeut of the United States In recent
years baa exceeded the requirements of
the home market, vast aa these are, and
if we are to go on increasing the mann
facturing output there must be found for
the products of our mills and fuctorlea
In excess of what our own people can
consume markets In foreign landa. This
Is so obvious that no one can full to see
and understand it
How aball the expansion of foreign
markets be effected? What policy shall
be adopted In order to enable our manu
facturera and merchants to sell more
goods' of 'American production In the
world's markets? These are the ques
tions that confront us as a great and
growing Industrial and commercial na
tionIn theae respects now the foremost
nation of the world. We have a home
market that consumes at least nine-
tenths of all that we prodnce. It Is mani
festly wise to maintain this) great mar
ket ,I3ut may we not be able to do that
at the same time that we take meas
ures to increase our markets abroad?
Can we not cultivate foreign trade,
through a Judicious policy of reci
procal commercial agreements, without
any sacrifice to American Industries and
American labor? Nothing must be done
that might check of retard our Industrial
progress. Development In this direction
must go on. No obstacle should be put
In the way of the advance of the United
Btates to a controlling position among
tie Industrial nations of the world.
Neither must anything be done that
would lower the standard of living of our
people. The American workingman Is
now the best paid and Is In all respects
the best off of his class In any other
country. Materially and socially he oc
cupies a position very much superior to
that of the workingman of any part of
Europe. This standard must be main
tained. It U essential to our national
These are considerations, vitally im
portant, that should enter Into a discus
sion of what shall be done to bring us
Into closer commercial relations with
other countries and augment our foreign
trade. It was very forcibly said by Presi
dent McKlnley, in his memorable Buffalo
speech, that "what We produce beyond
our domestic consumption must have a
vent abroad. The excess must be re
lieved through a .foreign outlet and we
should sell everywhere we can and buy
wherever the buying will enlarge our
sales and! thereby make a greater de
mand for home labor." It appears that
there is a growing recognition, as Indi
cated In the call for a national reciproc
ity conference, of the soundness of this
view of pne of the greatest friends and
chanrpibn's ht 'American Industries and
OOTEBSMESl BY GOVERNORS
Advocates of primary election reform
hare always laid geat stress upon the
Imperative need of he abolition of nom
inations by convenlon and the selection
Of candidates for office by direct vote of
the members of the respective parties.
The battle cry of champions of primary
reform bus always been "dpwn with the
party bosses and smauh the political
'rings. This, ut any rate, was the
avowed object of the fraraers of the
Nebraska primary election law that com
pels the nomination of the candidates of
au parties by direct vote at primaries
under supervision of the regularly con
stituted county and city officials under
practically the same regulations and
penalties prescribed by law for general
Republicans of Omaha and Dousrlas
county are, however, not to be permitted
to make their own Individual selections
of candidates for offices to be filled at
the next November election. That sov
ereign prerogative bos been assumed for
them by the governors of the Fontonelle
club. Although candidates for office still
have three weeks within which to file
their names with the County clerk, and.
although not a single name has aa vet
been filed, the governors have taken upon
themselves the naming of the ticket
which republicans are to support at the
election to be held next November.
But why should republicans go to the
trouble of voting at the primary, since
the governors have kindly relieved them
from the disagreeable and thankless task
of marking their ballots or turning the
cranks of the new voting machines?
Why not let the governors register the
will of the party as enunciated by them
from the Fontanelle wigwam, deliver the
credentials of nomination duly signed by
the governors to the respective candi
dates and certify the nominations to the
county clerk under the great aeal of the
renowned rtleftaln after whom the club
It certainly will be very convenient
and most agreeable for the republican
rank and file to be governed by gov
ernors instead of being bullyragged by
ward heelers, or Importuned by am
bitious aspirants for office, and it will
be a most exalted honor to be a governor
with the governors who exercise all the
functions that devolve' on Pooh Bah In
that popular opera. "The Mikado."
Omaha's superb federal building has
evinced a disposition to settle in spots
snd the supervising architect of the
treasury has ordered the anchoring of
the southwest wall to prevent expansion.
Back in tha early ninette, when post
office sites were under discussion. The
Bee was the recipient of unstinted abuse
and vllllflcatton at the hands of the sen
ior yellow for asserting that the sous re
between Capitol avenue and Dodge, and
Sixteenth and Seventeenth, waa only
.twelve to fifteen feet above water and
unsuitable for a public building. The
sequel has fully sustained The Bee.
From the very outset the federal build
lng baa boen a pumping station, and In
splie of the fact that Uncle Ram has ex
pended fully TiO,000 for the protection
of Its foundation the structure has been
settling and the walls have cracked. Just
as bad been predicted. And the worst
of It Is that the property owners on
North Sixteenth, who were Incensed at
The Kee for tolling the truth, have been
losers rather than gainers by the loca
tion of the federal, building, which, In
stead of Increasing traffic and property
values, has caused a depreciation, as
compared witfi South Rlxteenth street
A MIC OF THK tfAVr.
The Bennington disaster has called at
tention to an urgent need of the navy,
which Is that of" a well-trained and ex
perienced engineer corps. According to
the statement of a naval engineer the
American navy is greatly lacking In this
respect Gradually the eugineera of the
construction period are being retired by
the age limit and no experienced men are
taking their place. There are men in the
navy, of course, who are giving some at
tention to engineering, but they are de
voting only a part of their study to thla
very Important requirement and conse
quently ennnot become thorough In It
Accepting as correct the statement of
this . old-school engineer one of only
about a score of such now in the navy
there Is evident need of a return to the
old system under which oiir warships
were supplied with engineers who were
thoroughly educated in the business.
Why the policy of training men espe
cially for this service was abandoned we
are unable to say, but that it was a mis
take seems to be unquestionable. It Is
said that very few of the American naval
vessels have at present competent or
well-trained engineers. If auch la the
fact it Is snfe to say that no other navy
In the world Is as deficient and the neces
sity of remedying our weakness in this
particular is obvious. There can be no
question that it Is quite as essential to
have capable engineers in our warships
as it is to have competent men in any
other position. A the engineer quoted
said, this is an age of specialists and the
government needs specialists to its navy.
Deplorable as was the Bennhngton disas
ter there will be some compensation for
the terrible loss of life If a change from
the present system shall be brought
about that will give the navy a corps of
thoroughly trained engineers. The old
plan worked well and should be restored.
Union raciflc trackage on Ninth street
from Jones to Capitol avenue, means the
rejuvenation of lower Farnam, and also
lower Douglas streets, and the extension
of the Jobbing district over territory
now disfigured by red lights, a consum
mation devoutly to-be wished. The ap
proaches to the Missouri rlvex bridge at
Ninth and Douglas have been an eye
sore these many years.
The good people of Benson, who are
going ahead to build a water system of
their own . without reference to . the
Omaha plant as a source of supply can
not put much faith In the promise of our
Water board statesman that Omaha will
acquire the waterworks immediately, if
not sooner. .
It has taken many years, but Great
Britain now believes It Is better to re
form young criminals than to confirm
therq In their crime, and, strange as it
may seem to American eyes, it ha a not
been found necessary to create new
courts and tax-eaters to accomplish the
Chauncey Depew Insists that he sub
scribed for that f 1,600 publication volun
tarily and without stress of threats that
any naughty stories would be printed
about him. The Inimitable Depew has
always reserved the monopoly of telling
all stories on bUnself that are to be told.
Europeans In Eust India seem inclined
to tread the primrose path of dalliance
rather than the rugged road of duty. The
glory of the viceroy attracts more people
thun the plain and strenuous Kitchener,
but it will probably be different should
the guns begin to roar.
After they recover from their disap
pointment over the special election In
the First district perhups the democratic
managers will let the rank and file know
If they propose to bold a state conven
tion this year, and if so, when.
A large picture of CHrrle Nation,
treasured among the other relics pre
served by the Kansas State Historical
society has been mysteriously smashed
to smithereens. Carrie should prove an
alibi at once.
One on Providence.
Terrific rains In the cotton belt have
caused cotton prices to soar again. The
government Is not responsible for that
Well FertlSed for Oaee.
As to the trouble at Panama Senator
Morgan ean produce many large volumes
of the Congressional Record to prove to
the country that he told It so.
Mat ia a Thoneaad Years.
Ths governor of Nebraska may tnalst on
having officials who do not drink nor swear,
but he will never bring the governor of
Kentucky to his way of thinking.
Caaee and Effect.
The Japaneaa government has recently
bought 1110.0W worth of thoroughbred run.
nlng horses In America. The Russians are
getting harder vand harder to catch.
Oaf Way to Sara Traable.
- Philadelphia Inquirer.
The prealdent might avoid some embar
raaament and misunderstanding by embody
ing In , his regular massage to congress a
clause giving notice thalbina for con
structive mileage after the special aesaloa
will be vetoed.
Chivalry la Old Kalatark.
Louisville Courier Journal.
After all the Kentucklan who hitched
himself to a wagon and hauled his wife
and child to Indiana U la a position to
show the people of that state a gallant
man. There are huahande, you know, who
would have climbed Into the wagon and
made their wives rull. them.
Cnlar af tha Law.
Speaking of "blue laws," Governor Folk
of Missouri says truly that any law looks
blue to the man who wants to break It
What Doetora Don't Kaow.
An examining physician at Spring Lake
pronounced a candidate for the life saving
service physically fit Then the roan fell
over dead. The doctors are very wise
gentlemen, and that applicant should have
had better manners, yet nevertheless we
cannot advise anyone to strike a bargain
with an undertaker as soon as the doctor
gives him up.
Blight at the Yellow Baadtt.
Kansas City Star.
Testimony before the Interstate " Conv
merce commission reveals the noteworthy
fact that the extortionate refrigeration
charges demanded by car lines owned by a
great packing company have driven large
areas of fruit lands Into disuse. It thui
appears that the meat-slaughtering Indus-
try has Increased its scope so as to In
clude tha systematla killing of the goose
that lays the golden eggs.
- Doerora ail Their Daes.
No class of men are so charitable as the
doctors. The amount of free medical ser
vice they give the poor Is Incalculable.
When the leading physician In New York
died a few years ago his friends disclosed
the fact that for years he had rendered
to the poor gratuitously services worth, at
the rate people of means paid him, $20,000.
A Baltimore physlaian who died the other
day had" destroyed his books that there
might be no effort to collect fees from
his patients who were unable to pay. The
relief of suffering begets generosity and
Mrs. Nellie Grant Sartorls and her
daughter are touring Maine in an auto
mobile. Frank C. Culler, the veteran editor and
author, who recently died in Kenosha,
Wis., wrote his own newspaper obituary
en his deathbed.
Mrs. W. H. C. Keough, a member of
the Chicago Board of Education, Is making
a vigorous campaign In that city against
the sale of dime novels to children.
King Alfonso has a fair, claim to be
regarded as the best educated of the
crowned heads. He is a linguist being
familiar with French, Italian, German
Edward Everett Hale thinks that every
body should sleep ten hours a day, going
to bed at 9 o'clock. He never engages In
brain work until after 4 In the afternoon,
and spends a great deal of time in the
open air, caring little for weather condi
tions. Mrs. Victoria Rockwell Blanchard of
Brookllne, Mass., and her brother, Cyrus
B. Rockwell of East Dickinson, N. T., are
the youngest "real" daughter and son of
tha American revolution. Their father
served at Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights
and Saratoga. .'
Luther Bufbank is perfecting a new
potato, which he says will rival any
thing the world knows, not even excepting
the famous Burbank. It Is large and
smooth-skinned, and probably by another
season will have attained the quality of
sweetness required in a good product
Miss Lillian - - Gonzales Robinson; the
youngest woman linguist in the United
States, who haa Just been appointed head
of . the department of romance of the
University of .Oklahoma, although only
IS years old, has. already mastered twelve
languages, cpeaklng most of them fluently.
P. J. W. Boetteher, the well known
scientist of Washington, has in his col
lection 10,000 specimens of plants from
all parts of the world, labeled and ar
ranged with wonderful order and neat
ness. For a number of years he was
connected with tha Agricultural department
The government la sending out Frank
Benton, a bee expert of the Agricultural
department to score those portions of
the globe wherein desirable types of
honeymakers are believed to exlBt. In
his tour ha will visit India and the
Philippines for: the purpose of studying
the giant bee of those countries.
Solicitor General Henry M. Hoyt has
more responsible duties than fall to any
Other assistant to a cabinet officer. Mr.
Hoyt Is a Phlladelphlan and went to
Washington In 1897 to serve as aaslstant
attorney general. He Is the son of a
former governor of this state and a
graduate of the University of Pennsyl
vania. MODEST GOVKKXOR DOUGLAS.
Makes a Record by Declining Farther
Governor Douglas has made a new record.
He does not want the presidency and he
turns down a aide street early so that he
may not receive an Invitation to walk in
at the White House gate. When he de
clined the renoininatlon for governor he
told tha committee that he thought he
should be re-elected If he accepted it. For
that reason be did not want It. He ex
plained that elnoe he had been governor
many newspaper clippings had reached his
family about him as a presidential candidate-
His family very much prefer pri
vate life and. Instead of being flattered
Into acqulescenee, they have taken alarm
and Insist that the governor shall become
a private cltlsen again after his first term.
As Mr. Douglas puts it: "So distasteful is
public life to me and especially to my
fanil(y that I feel compelled to do all pos
sible to discourage It."
There Is a great deal of talk about the
burdens and distasteful obligations of pub
lic life, but most of it comes from men
who are laying wires for re-election. A
man who declines a re-nomlnation which
means re-election, with at least a possibil
ity of higher honors and with the distinc
tion that cornea to a presidential possibility
and which is usually not distasteful. Is a
new figure. That he should do It In order
to lead a quiet domestic life, In the enjoy,
ment of the fortune he has acquired by
hard work, will increase the good opinion
that Governor Douglas has von slnoe his
sleotlon. It Is said that no man declines
the presidency of the United States and If
Governor Douglas allowed himself to gat
within reach of a nomination his resolution
would very likely not be stronger than that
of others. But he has guarded the privacy
he values before the temptation came to
abandon It There Is nothing to be said
against the man who asplrev to be presi
dent or to hold any other office within
the gift of his fellows. That ambition Is
entirely legitimate and creditable so long
as It Is pursued In legitimate ways. But it
Is also very common. With most men the
ambition Is so strong that the question
sinks into Insignificance and victory Is
coveted at any cost. The contrast of
that feverlah anxiety with the choice of
the simple minded Maasachuaetts cltlsen Is
refreshing. There la a hint in the choice,
also, of tha quality of the domeatlo life
for which such sacrifice Is made that In
dicates the fitness of the family to be a
model in any station to which legitimate
ambition might have carried the head of
It But bat, of cvuraa, u net a matter
ROISD AROt'T SRW YORK,
Rlpplee the ( or rent nt l ife la the
Artrr sleeping In an old trunk In the
hack yard of MS Tenth avenue for two
months and living on scraps of food which
he found S-year-old John Murqueen was
picked up by Policeman Mahoney of the
west Twentieth street station and given
what he needed most a square meal.
The child, as timid aa a bird, haa had
a struggle for exlaterme-during the past
two months. His mother died six months
ago, and he does not know where his
father Is. On the death of his mother
he was left In care of Mrs. Marshall, who
lived at 268 Tenth avenue. The Building
aepartment condemned this house two
months ago, and Mrs. Marshall moved.
leaving the cWld behind.
iseignoors saw the youngster crawling
in and out of an old trunk In the back
yard of the houae where he had lived.
iney placed food near the tnmk and
the boy ate It. He earned a few pen
nies eacn day by selling kindling wood
which be picked up in the streets. The
neighbors were not able to do much for
the child, as he would run away when
they approached him.
The boy was wearing an old nalr of
overalls and a shirt several times to large
iur mm wnen taaen.to the station house.
On his arm he carried a ragged coat picked
irom a refuse heap.
John Daley, a printer of 2T Tenth avenue.
corrooorateo the boy's story. He said he
and others helped the boy all thev could.
The polios searched the trunk in which
the child had been sleeping and found
a collection of old rags, some bits of col
ored glass and a few broken tovs which
had been discarded by other children.
About 4 o'clock every afternoon there
may be observed passing through Chambers
street, traveling east, an Interesting pro
cession. It consists of Italian women, alrla
and boys, carrying on their heads the most
preposterously large bundles of wood, that
they have gnthered along the dock front
and In the commission house district One
old woman, who looks at least 100 years
old, passes every day. Her load is gen
erally the biggest of all, but she flnds no
trouble In balancing It on the little bad
that covers her almost bald head. The
courthouse steps form a convenient resting
place for these passershy, who lower their
load and sit on the cool, shady steps for a
few minutes or so.
When the wind was in Its most capricious
mood Thursday afternoon' a Woman at that
mysterious age when her friends speak of
ner as "well preserved," made a dash
around the Fifth avenue corner of the Flat
iron building. Her gown was the lightest
of summer muslins and on her head she
wore a marvelous creation of gauze and
flowers. Every vagabond breese In that vi
cinity Instantly saw an opportunity to 1o
stunts. Sooner than it takes to tell It, tho
summer muslins were describing the most
alarming aerial flights. But its owner, a
hand on either side of her hat, kept on as
stubbornly as though such a display of
openwork hosiery were an everyday affair.
Madam," cried another woman, rushing
up to her, holding her own draperies In
tight am brace, "you are probably not
aware of It, but your skirts are above
"I don't care," retorted the other. nevr
moving a finger from the flower-laden bon
net "I've had these legs for forty-elalit
years, but I have Just bought this hat and
paid H8 for it and I don't mean to lose it."
The mistake happened in one of those res
taurants in Fourteenth street where one
can get a respectable meal for 25 centi. At
a table was a well dressed blond typewriter
girl eating a charlotte russe and sipping a
cup af. coffee. A white-haired old man
took the seat opposite her and ordered
wheat cakes. When the waiter brought
them, the old man took the cruet of olive
oil and poured a liberal allowance on a
cake. The girl grinned. As he took the
first bite and perceived his mistake, she
nickered. He saw the move and calmly
ate the whole cake.
When he saw the look of amasement
on her face as he covered the seoond cake
with oil he said:
"'Tls 4 queer sort of a combination: ever
She finished her luncheon and went out.
With a look of satisfaction he burled a
third cake In syrup and ate hurriedly.
As he finished, he observed to the waiter:
Say young man, if you ever put the syrup
where I can't see It again, I'll murder you.
The Joke's on that young miss, though,
The manager of a large greenhouse near
town has a catbird that is peculiarly tena
cious of life. He picked it UP when it was
half fledged, with a broken leg, set the leg
and nursed the bird back to health.
Although never confined, pussy settled
in a nearby tree and appeared every
year. Early last spring, as the manager
entered the greenhouse one evening, he
found the bird on a table. It was still
there an hour later, and he went over and
caught it. He had little difficulty In doing
so, but when he picked up the bird he felt
a sharp prick In one finger. An examina
tion showed the point of a brass pin sticking
out of pussy's back. The man made some
careful experiments and decided that the
head of the pin was In the bird's stomach.
He was unable to get it out, so, Anally, he
rew the point as far up as he could and
cut It close to the bird's back, leaving the
pin head inside. The bird shook Itself,
preened the feathers on its back and flew
away. It had not made a sound during
the proceeding. It Is still alive and appar
ently, quite comfortable.
It is the part of the photographer to be
calm under all circumstances, and one of
the profpHBlon lived up to his reputation re
cently. He is a news photographer with
an omce and studio in a big downtown
The other day In a certain newspaper
fflce word came In that there was a fire In
the building where the photographer lodged
and the art editor telephoned the photog
rapher, who responded to the call himself.
'Hello, Jones," called the newspaper man.
"your office Is burning up thought you
might like to know and I want a picture
"All right, Mr. Smith," came back from
the active camera man; "I vt got two men
at work on it now. Give you prints in an
The secretary of one of the supreme
court Justices thought that it would be a
line thing to spend his three months' vaca
tion In the Adlrondacka. Ha waa recom
mended to go to Paul Smith's. He had
never been there, but made a special trip
to look the ground over.
Almost the first thing that met his eye
was a pretty little cottage to let, which Mr.
Secretary thought would be Just the thing.
It not too dear. Bo he sought out the owner,
a typical Adlrondacklan. and Inquired the
price of the cottage for the season.
"Waal, I'll make It tl.000 to you," was the
"Heavens, man, I don't want to buy the
placet I want to rent It," explained the
"He! Ha! He! But you city fellers be the
greatest Jokers. That be ths best I've
heerd In a iongish while," the mountaineer
spluttered out betmeen laughs.
"I don't see the Joke, but I would like to
know the rent," was the secretary's next
attempt but when he found that the sea
son's rent was really Juat f&00 more than
his whole year's salary, he decamped with
aut txUlukig Uit the joks was en Uu.
Thb only high grado
Balling Powder sold at a
moderate price. Com
plle3 with tho pure food
laws of all states.
Trosl Halting Powders sen for 45 or
SO cents per pound and may be Iden
tified by this exorbitant price.
They are a menace to public health, '
aa food prepared from them con
tains large quantities of Roehell.
saiu, a aangeroaa eathartki drug.
STATE PRESS COMMENT.
Burwell Tribune: Hon. Peter Mortensen
would be an Ideal governor.
Hastings Observer : If Paul Morton were
to discuss Equitable affairs In Nebraska he
would subject himself to prosecution on a
charge of criminal libel.
rwonoiK tress : senator Burkett was a
delegaU to and presided at the republican
county convention of Lancaster county
mis is good politics. Nebraska senators
have generally been more on the sllk-atock
ng order and didn't mix with the common
Grand Island Democrat: The Democrat
does not share that fooling of dislike and
distrust held by many against the city
of Omaha and Is pleased to note the sub
stantial growth of the great metropolis of
Nebraska. We never saw so many splendid
buildings being erected in any city of its
Fremont Tribune: The business men of
Omaha have Just made a successful effort
to raise a fund of $100,000 In a single week
for the building of a home for the Young
Men's Christian association. The excellent
organisation by which It was raised and the
liberality of the donations are worthy of
the city. This, with a fund already on
hand, will give the association $250,000 with
which to erect a building. Evidently there
a sentiment In Omaha that the young
men are worth raising In a healthful, moral
and religious environment.
Stanton Picket: We like Governor
Mickey. He Is giving the state a clean-
cut business administration. We admired
his attitude' during the last camnaian.
When the opposition press were doing their
utmost to pound him to death, he smiled,
said nothing in return and "sawed wood."
Now those same papers are coming to ap
prove his acts. Not because they love him
more or would not pound him If they saw
an opportunity, but because his course Is
such as to commsnd respect and disarm
criticism. He will retire from the guber
natorial chair as popular as any man who
ever occupied the place.
Kearney Hub: An Omaha newspaper re
marks that no city In the MissisHlppI and
Missouri valleys will be better equipped
for handling grain and supporting a grain
market than Omaha when the new eleva
tors are completed. There are at present
Ave elevators with a capacity of '2,76G,O0O
bushels and the four new elevators pro
jected will care for 2,625,000 bushels addi
tional. To make Omaha a grain market
it will first be necessary to make the mar
ket as good as Kansas City and relatively
as good as Chicago. The grain business as
conducted on the exchange is a gamble at
best. Omaha has the advantage of being
close to the wheat fields and alongside the
elevators should be big flouring mills that
will dispose of the greater portion 'of the
product with the greatest advantage to the
Kearney Democrat: The Omaha Bee Is
authority for the statement that Governor
Mickey and Attorney General Brown are
awaiting the Investigation of the Worrall
gram case to learn whether there ia
actually a grain and elevator, or any other
kind of trust In existence In Nehaska, and
if Worrall succeeds in establishing indis
putable evidence that a trust does exist,
the governor and attorney general propose
to do their duty. Why do not the governor
and attorney general turn to and assist
Worrall to establish a fact that every per
son In the state, Including the governor
and the attorney general, knows only too
well does exist. Why assume the "doubt
ing Thomas" in a case that is as plain
as the fact that the railroads charge more
for hauling a ton of coal 300 miles than they
do for hauling It 600 miles?
Schuyler Free Lance: The Worrall Inves
tigation In regard to grain business as done
In Nebraska goes merrily on and the one
who watches it closely learns much of
"ways that are dark and tricks that are
vain." The newspaper man can well un
derstand why the grain dealers do not
advertise and make no effort to secure
grain. They are In a combination and
don't dare to. At Omaha It was shown
how the grain of a farmer shipped In waa
sold at thirty-eight cents per bushel when
the market was forty-two. Just to teach the
fellow to be regular and to sell his grain to
his local dealer hereafter. Of course, In
this case he got four cents less than mar
There are no
we might mention
yellow dock root,
'1 . 11 man j. 1 rmi .. r-f ''jjiisw1 1
thorn bark, senna leaves, burdock root, ciml
cifuga root, cinchona bark, Phytolacca root.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla is certainly a medicine, a
genuine medicine, a doctor's medicine.
SUA. y ths . O. Are
ATBB'S HITS VIOOB-For the kali.
AT&i S CaaJUIT faCTOMAL Fm cafU.
ket price and his local dealer, who would
be informed, would have the laugh on him
and not fall to take It good and loud. It
seems that graft and combination Is all
the go these days.
RviBhvllle Recorder: Kansas says it Will
beat the Standard OH company if it takes
a constitutional amendment to do It. If
Kanxae has as much trouble In passing
constitutional uint'tulmenlH hs Nebraska haa
had. the Ptandnrd oil nuiKnatcs will los.
no sleep for the present. Bee.
This Is true, and so long as the people
will not take the trouble to study con
stitutional amendment In order to derive
legislation to meet modern conditions, so
long will they continue to groan and criti
cise a government they are too lasy to
revise. What Is the good of a representa
tive government anyway, when the people
won't do their partT We will guarantee
that although the time Is near for a
county convention, there will not be half
a dozen representative primaries held In
the county. They will go largely by do
fault, or bo slid through at the last mo
ment by some hasty work. We favor a
law disfranchising every voter for ten
years who falls to do his duty. We don't
appreciate our privileges as cltlxens.
MIUT11 FOR MONDAY.
He A marvelous discovery, my dear
womuu: That life can be produced in ster
ilised bouillon by the action of radium.
What trains of thought It gives rise tol
N hy, this may have happened In this
world ot ours, millions of years agol
She Kr yes, of course! I understand
that there might have been radium then,
but er wlieru dkl thv set ilm hour tut
'What's your father's
'Business?'' exclaimed Ixird TTarrv
dcall Hlr. ItlV futher 111), n.t Imul n..u
'Ull. excuse me. I IhouifhL li inlvht ha
leading a blameless lite. What's hla
graft? 'Chicago Kecurd-lierald.
'It's terrible." fcald Lfnnle Ehen. "to
how thick temptatlun Is in dis worP. Beans
an tatera has to bo coaxed an' tended,
but you Jes' natchellv can t hoi' down a
mint patch." Washington Btar.
"Now here," said the glove salesman,
'Is something very tasty In suedes."
"Aa don't want um." declare,! tha ladv
indignantly. "Aa b'n from Korway, Aa
b'n.' Pittsburg Post.
"What a horrid scar Charlie haa on hla
forehead, husu t he?"
"Uh. no! Not at all Why. he not that
In an automobile accident." Detroit vrM
Press. , '. 1 ")
"What makes Jinks look so solemn? Ha
gets hi month's salary tomorrow."
"i nai 8 just tne trouble, ills wife al
lows him uo cents a week out of It, and
he's trying to make up his mind to strike
for a dollar! "Atlanta Constitution.
Visitor I wUh to see your employer.
Office Boy I'm sorry to say he s not In.
Visitor Why ure you sorry to say It?
Office Boy Because It kihs skIii me con.
science to tell lies Cleveland Leader.
"Hut why didn't' the superintendent of
insurance Investigate before?"
How unreasonable! Why should you
expect lilm to know anything until he sees
it in the papers?" Brooklyn Life.
AMOVO THE HOCK-IKS.
Where the solemn Uocklos lift
Hoary heads In ustiect stern
ThnxiKh the misty clouds' slight rlft
That their faces may upturn
To the Giver of each gift,
Nature firm, mujestlo learn.
Where tho murmuring water falls
In Its merry, boisterous glee,
From some craggy height that thrills,
in Its hurry to the sea.
While the echo softly calls.
Nature happy is and free. ,
Where an alpine slope extends
Down from granite boulders hare,
Every color known there blends
Into blossoms sweet and rare,
For the path the traveler wends,
Nuture gorgeous, guy und fair.
Where the slender needle llpht
1'lerces through the pines' thick screen
And reflects on surface bright
Crystal set 'mid emerald green.
Is a peaceful charming sight,
Nature self-possessed, serene.
Where the narrow canyons wind.
Graced by wondrous sculptor's hand.
In the solid rock outlined
Killed with ecstucy, we stand,
FeellngH will not be rnnllned,
future there Is awful, grand.
Where the mountain summits leap
Wave on wave of breakers bold,
Fur beyond the visions sweep,
Far Leyond the mind to hold
Sulillnie scene at morning's peep,
Nature's grandeur, vast, untold.
CORA A. TiiuMrsojr.
less than tour
in this standard
stillingia root, buck
O... LewsU, BUss.
ATKR S HLLS Tsr eeaatlaatloa.
AY hk'S AGUg CURB Hut auilaria 14 age.
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