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WHEN OUT OF TOWN.
Saasertbars leavlnar taa city tem
porarily shoal kal Tk Bsc
mailed to tueia. It la better thaa
tally letter from kosao. Ad
dress wtU bo ehaaitd mm oftea as
Is there anybody on the Water board
except U. U. Howell? If so, will he
please make.it kuowu liy.some sign.
The news that the sugar rate war la
ended would be of greater Importance
were not the western fruit crop a prac
After reading President Roosevelt's
Chautauqua address, the trust magnates
are not likely to like him any more than
they did before.
Before the North Sixteenth Street Im
provement club realises Its Ideals Pros
pect Hill and 'Forest Lawn will hare to
be reinforced by a few more mossbucks.
Lincoln is agitating for a park "some
where near', the centet ,of population."
Take a bint from Omaha's experience
and let the farm lands remain planted
In the recent automobile experiences
of Earl Klser and Barney Old field ad
mirers of foot ball may find a field of
congenial sport while the gridiron is out
of season. ,
The defeat of a regular army team by
Iowa guardsmen at the rifle competition
la one of the Incidents whtch go to show
wihy the citizen soldiery are the real bul
warks of the nation.
Now that an ex-clerk has been ar
rested for stealing records of Winnebago
Indian land allotments. Commissioner
Leupp has a good excuse to open up the
entire matter for investigation.
The proposition to Introduce cooking
In country schools would have more
merit If the farm girls, as a rule, did not
study practical cooling at home for at
least twelve months In the year.
Omaha to Los Angeles without change
la a novel sensation, but it seems to have
created less sensation than is antici
pated when Omaha la connected with
Lincoln direct by the Internrban.
If It Is necessary to have a few more
special newspaper correspondents at
Portsmouth to save the peace negotia
tions, the peace commissioners should
not hesitate to make their requests,
M. Wltte complains because the Jap
anese bound him to secrecy on the sub
Joe of the negotiation. M. Wltte should
leave Russian talking to the warriors
who have so far teen unable to do much
Aa usual, the Nebraska 1006 fctata fair
is advertised to be bigger, better and
busier than ever. It ought to be be
cause It has a better and more prosper
ous state behind It than It ever bad be
fore. It eooaa as U Ua daily reports of new
yellow fever cases at New Orleans were
Increasing. Perhaps, however, the figures
only. Indicate that before the government
authorities took, charge all the cases
were sot listed. n
Suppose the courts should happen, aa
it were, to knock out the primary elec
tion law, would the candidates have to
apply tor a. mandamus to compel the
county elerk to pay them back their en
What will Judge (Gordon say to his
baaao-profundo competitor for the nomi
nation of police Judge on the democratic
ticket? By the way, la- It not funny that
the aotaocraU have always got to go to
(fee reptbUcaS) emmp for Candida tea.
ormEf t tenter.
The statement that M. Wltte is op
hiso1 to the (lTV!irH-e of secrecy re
Knnllng the prueceilftip of the peace
conference will cause sine surprise, it
having lern unilerstixHl liefore the meet
ing that the Ilusslan envoys were quite
as desirous as ttione of Japan that the
details of the deliberations should not
Ik' given to the public, but that a mere
statement should Le made from day to
day, as should le agreed uion by both
sides, showing the status of the negotia
tions. The position In this matter of the chief
Russian plenipotentiary is likely to be
generally commended. He is reported
as saying that his government baa noth
ing to conceal and wants its attitude
clearly set before the world. "We have
nothing to conceal and nothing to fear,''
he is quoted as having declared. This
willingness for publicity has not hitherto
characterized Russian diplomacy. In the
present Instance it appears to be
prompted by a feeling that publicity is
necessary to enable the Russians to
show the world the true character of
the issue between the belligerents and
to place their country in a position to
obtain a Just verdict from the rest of
mankind. We think It Is not to be
doubted that the world is now pretty
thoroughly informed as to the real na
ture of the Issue between Russia and
Japan. It has not forgotten the very
earnest efforts that were made by the
latter nation to effect an agreement that
would have averted hostilities. It re
members very clearly the prolonged ne
gotiations nt Toklo and the scheming for
delay employed by the Russian govern
ment while it was vigorously strength
ening its military and naval power in
the far east." All this Is history and Jus
tifies the clnlm of Japan that the war
was forced upon her. It Is absurd for
RusRla to assort that she was not pre
paring for possible hostilities when she
was aendlng great numbers of troops
into Manchuria as rapidly as they could
bo transported and augmenting her
naval strength in Asiatic waters.
As to these facts, therefore, the world
Is fully enlightened and they amply Jus
tify Japan's course.- Such being the
case, there does not appear to be any
sound reason for the requirement of the
Japanese envoys that the negotiations at
Portsmouth shall be kept secret. They
have nothing to lose through giving them
the fullest publicity. The Japanese have
shown most excellent-Judgment In cloak
ing with secrecy their military opera
tions. That policy has been of the greot
est Importance and value to them. But
In the contest of diplomacy now going on
there Is no need of withholding from an
anxious world complete information as
to the progress of the negotiations.
Japan can afford to do this. Her cause
has right and Justice on its side, the
sympathy of nearly all the nations Is
with her and she would run no risk In
letting the world know what reasons and
arguments she has to offer In support of
the conditions to peace which she de
mands. If the Russian envoys really de
sire publicity for the proceedings of the
conference it should be conceded by
Japan's representatives, whose cause
cannot be benefited by secrecy or in
jured by letting all men know what muy
be urged In its support.
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM-
There Is no cause for serious alurm
over the heavy influx of immigration
Into the United States, nor Is there any
sound reason for the enactment of dras
tic laws to stem the tide of Immigration.
The tide will stem Itself by the natural
law of supply and demand, which gov
erns in the matter of immigration as it
does all economic problems. There
never was a time in the history of this
country when labor was In such general
demand and there never was a time
when It was better paid, notwithstand
ing the heavy influx of immigrants made
up chiefly of artisans, laborers and
It la not more drastic laws we want,
but a better enforcement of the laws we
have. We already exclude under our
existing laws criminals, the Insane and
persons afflicted with Incurable disease.
We also exclude paupers and contract
laborers. During the past year, al
though the laws are not over-rlgldly en
forced, more than 12,000 Immigrants
who landed In New Tork were refused
admission and compelled to return to
their native countries by reason of their
belonging to the forbidden classes.
In an article contributed to a recent
number of Collier's Mr. Brandenburg,
who has made a special study of immi
gration, tells of socio of the conditions
that he personally had to bear In the
steerage quarters of some transatlantic
steamships. On one of these vessels he
and bis wife, crossing the ocean from
New Tork to Naples, suffered from the
lack of suitable places to eat and sleep.
On the return voyage In another vessel
their experience among the crowded Im
migrants who were forced to remain In
the midst of filth, to breathe foul air and
to sleep without privacy was revolting.
All this may be true. The steamship
lines carrying Immigrants from Italy
to America may be defective In ventila
tion and cleanliness, and the same con
ditions may exist on other lines, but
against this we have the report of Col
lector Stranahan of New York, showing
that during the three fiscal years ending
June 30 last nearly 2.000,000 steerage
passengers embarked from the ports of
Europe for New York, of whom 423 died
on the voyage, or atiout twenty-two
deaths for each 100.000 passengers. Al
lowing twelve days for the average voy
age, the number Is equivalent to an an
nual death rate of about six and one-
half per 1.000.
The last federal census shows the an
nual death rate per 1.000 In New York
City was 20 per cent; in Washington 22
and the lowest rate for large American
cities St Paul, Minn., and Portland,
Ore. were 9tfc per cent Of the steer
age passengers 81,873 were babe under
1 year, and one and one-third died out
of every 1,000 children under 8 years.
Otly one steerage paaoenger died on
shlpNiard from accident, twenty-three
commit Nil suicide and seven disap
peared. These figures would Indicate
that the death rate among steerage pas
senger iuimigrauts was, if anything,
lower thau the average death rate In
New York and other American cities.
The same nuniler would In all probabil
ity have died had they been left at home.
The alarmists who view a great
menace to America In this heavy influx
of Immigration seem to le oblivious of
the fact that these people, as a class, are
sturdy, hard-working and thrifty, and
In the end their coining creates an In
creased demand for the products of the
soil, mill and factory, and is largely re
sonsIble for the prosperity which this
country now enjoys.
THK MIT ORLEANS SITUATION-
While there Is reported to be more
hopeful feeling at New Orleans, It can
not be said that there Is any substantial
Improvement in the situation. It Is ev
ident that much more efficient work is
being done in combatting the yellow
fever than before the federal authorities
took control and this may reasonably be
expected to In a short time prove ef
fective in checking the disease, which it
appears has been restricted to an area
beyond which It is not likely to pass.
There has been Instituted a thoroughly
methodical system of dealing with the
situation which cannot fall to ha-ve bene
ficial results, the large task of disinfec
tion being prosecuted with vigor by the
marine hospital service. The arrange
ments for fighting the disease appear to
be almost perfectly organized.
Among the regulations Is one prohibit
ing the shipment of bananas out of New
Orleans to any point and it Is said that
the effect of this order will be to abso
lutely stifle the fruit trade of that city.
In other respects its commerce has suf
fered a great deal of Injury and it will
probably be a long time until New Or
leans recovers the trade it has lost In
this respect the epidemic Is causing
greut hardship to many business men
and wage earners. Oifoe rid of the dis
ease, however, a vigorous effort will be
made to place the trade of the city where
It was before the fever broke out. The
business diverted to other points cannot
be recovered at once, but New Orleans
possesses advantages which will assert
themselves and bring back to her gradu
ally the commerce that bos gone else
where. That city Is the principal ocean
gateway of the Mississippi valley aud
therefore Is certain to always have a
large trade. Her foreign commerce In
the lost fiscal year, ending with June,
ranked third In the list of the country's
ports and In exports alone New Orleans
was second. She probably will not main
tain this position at the close of the cur
rent fiscal year, but there con bo no
doubt that she will regain It within the
next two or three years.
No one, It is safe to say, will now
question, certainly no citizen of the af
flicted city, thot a grave mistake was
made in not sooner calling upon the fed
eral authorities, nor is there likely to be
heard In future from that quarter any
opposition to a national quarantine serv
ice, against which Louisiana has fought
In the past. An object lesson is how pre
sented which is pretty certain to effectu
ally wipe out the state sovereignty
trumpery so far as the question of na
tional quarantine Is concerned.
While the final run in the mayornlity
race Is still In the dim distant future,
the alignment of the trotters and pacers
Is becoming quite entertaining, if not
Interesting. At several of the lmprove
men club picnics Wlllard W. Slabaugh
and Erastus A. Benson are running neck
and neck, and the boys hollering, "What
Is the matter with Slabaugh ?"
Several .presidential possibilities ore
expected to attend the National Reci
procity conference that is to be held at
Chicago this week, but they will have
to exhibit a great deal of strennosity.
The American people have become used
to the Rooseveltlan pace, and candi
dates who tread on velvet will be ruled
off the tro :k.
British cotton brokers who want to
bar Americans from their association
should remember that they may be cut
ting off valuable tips on the condition of
the market It is an odd coincidence
that the proposition to bar Americans
was not advanced until after the' leak In
the statistical report was discovered.
For once Nebraska has an attorney
general who fluds no difficulty In earn
ing his salary for the people and then
some. A lawyer of equal ability doing
the same work for a private corioration
that Attorney General Brown Is doing
for the state would command a salary
five toten times as large.
Is it not alwut time for the commis
sioners of Pouglaa county to readjust
the precinct boundaries within the city
of Omaha to correspond with the new
ward boundaries? Unless this Is done
there is liable to be a great deal of con
fusion and contention during the coming
The battleship Kansas, over whose
prow a bottle of water was broken, is
the first vessel to be christened in that
manner. Kansuns evidently find It so
difficult to secure champagne that they
had not the heart to waste It on Insensi
ble iron. v
Before losing sleep over Douglas
county tax rolls the members of the
State Board of Equalization might study
the conservative returns of the census
bureau showing bow far they fell short
of the legal requirements in the rail
For profound foresight and hindsight
commend us to the forecasts of the New
York commercial agencies. One of these
tells the country with due solemnity that
farmers are busy iu harvest work just
now and retail trade Is naturally quiet
The railroad are trylug bard to side
track the demand fur rate regulating
legislation by boosting along oil sorts of
minor Issues. It Is an old game with the
railroad iolltliaiis. but It docs not ol
ways work successfully.
Wonder if ex-t'ongressinau Hitchcock
will condescend to accept the commis
sion which Governor Mickey has ten
dered him as one of the delegates to the
forthcoming rcproclty convention? Or
perhaps his cartoonist won't let him.
The plumbing Inspector has resigned
because he could not Induce the council
to allow him two horses, and the city
has now been three days without a
plumbing insector. What are we com
ing to, anyway?
Assertions that Old Stick.
Still It must be remembered that" on sev
eral occasions heretofore Russia has defi
nitely and emphatically made statements
concerning Its own actions which were not
wholly borne out by subsequent events.
Comlnar Oar Way.
China wants that railroad and the Chi
nese minister has gone to see the president
about It. The nation nowadays that wants
anything of an International character has
tens to see I'ncle Bam first. As general
adviser In world affairs and referee of
everybody's business that gentleman Is
getting astonishingly popular.
Pastmaatera In Graft.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
It grates upon our finer sensibilities to be
told t,hat graft was rocognixed as a fine art
among the fathers of the country. However
this may be, and however much we may
have advaneed In the practice of It since
the time of the fathers, a casual perusal
of the Butler report on graft In South
Africa will prove to the most confirmed
believer In the superiority of the Amer
icsn system that the English are 110 years
ahead of us In this particular.
Re-na Variations In Sonimer Time.
Now York Tribune.
The news for the last few days has fur
nished more than the usual variety of
hsppentngs, Including among others the
adventures of a girl breaking her neck
looking at the moon over her left shoulder,
of a mnn sneezing so hard as to dislocate
his cervical vertebrae and of a young
man at Matawan last Saturday who threw
a ball so hard that he broke his arm. It
Is to be feared that in certain particulars
many persons are Inclined to overdo the
strenuous life. Better take things a lit
tle easier during "the. good old summer
"Sim Dlpp Is again In our midst," ex
claims an Oklahoma paper. -"Sim would
cut more Ice among the ladles If he would
disguise himself In a clean shirt"."
William A. Clark, United States senator
from Montana, has furnished the necessary
funds to defray the expenses of an expedi
tion to explore the unknown mountains
of his state.
Postmaster General Cortelyou has begun
his annual vacation and will be absent
from the department for about six weeks.
He will spend a few days on Long Island,
after .which his plans are indefinite.
The late John Hay willed his unpublished
manuscripts to his elrfest daughter, Mrs.
Payne Whitney, who has Inherited her
father's literary tastes. Mr. and Mrs. Whit
ney, who were on their way to Europe
when Mr. Hay died, are expected to ar
rive home this wetfy.
The verity of the .familiar dictum "Slmllla
slmlllbus curantur'K Is being practically
demonstrated by a Xew Tork dentist who
has Installed an automatic piano to reel
off ragtime to tha accompaniment of his
murderous buzzer. He finds that his pa
tients forget their molar nd tjilnk only
of wrecking the piano.
Among the latest governmental depart
ments accused of graft we note with sorrow
the New York State Hoard of Barber Ex
aminers. All over the country the barbers
will probably get themselves In such a
lather of excitement over these tidings that
timid gentlemen will have to wear beards
or learn to shave themselves.
They have a story In New York of an
English gardener who was brought over by
one of the newly rich. The employer had
several unmarried daughters and the gar
dener was told to devote most of his time
to the tennis lawn. He Is a gardener of
the old school and before long became dis
gusted on noticing how many young men
came to tennis and tea. He resigned his
position and on being asked for a reason
said: "Well, sir, this is not 'ortlcultura I'm
doln'. It's mere "usbandry."
TAMA JIM'S LATEST TRIIMPH.
Secretary Wilson riorka Another
Itarel for Ilroir of AKrleultnre.
Petty grafting In crop reporting and the
consequent assaults from the cotton grow
ing. section are not going to rattle Secre
tary Wilson's department of agriculture.
It goes serenely on with Its great work.
In the midst of the barking and snapping,
as If unconscious of the pack of enemies
on his trail. Secretary Wilson chooses
an auspicious time to make an Important
announcement of another great American
agrfr-tilture triumph. -
Preliminary Investigations have been
completed and It Is announced that "Amer
ica In a few years hence will be produc
ing camembert, rocqiiefort, brie and llm
burger cheese In great quantities." Tho
department has let down the bars and will
admit nillk-givlng goats to importation,
BwJfS e.nd other goats heretofore having
been strictly ruled out because vt the
prevalence of the foot and mouth disease
for a century past In their neighborhood.
A Washington dispatch says that the
Harlem goat, known In song and story,
will be eclipsed when the brie, llmhur
ger, camembert and rocquefort gnats ar
rive. A quarantine station for foreign
goats will be maintained, and they will
soon be coming over In droves.
The new American cheese Industry will
immediately spring forth, as it were like
Minerva, full fledged, from the brain of
Secretary Wilson, the farmer's friend.
Connoisseurs are aware that goats are not
the only requisite for making the cheeses
mentioned. There are other thing Deces
sary to produce the aromatic Swiss and
French artlile. Among these are germs,
and the department has for some time
been experimenting and claims to be able
to put otit a germ that ripens and gives
the distinctive flavor to camembert and
llmburger that la so delicious to the edu
cated palate and nostril. The new Amer
ican germ is said to be a real find. It
putrefies the cheese enough without over
doing It. It makes the cheese smell just
loud enough and stops short of raising a
worae stench than these cheeses In their
perfection ought to raise.
Not only goats but Swiss and other Im
migrants will be attracted to the country
by the new cheese Industry. It promises
to put the cap sheaf on tha long and
honorable administration of Secretary Wil
son. Hs will go out of office at the close
of his term In a blase of glory. In tha
words of Pean Swift, adapted to tha occa
Ion, tha man who causes an agricultural
smell to arise In places where no smell
arose before. Is of mora service to his
country than all tha race politicians put
1 IIE C EK AT rORTMOt Til.
The Peace Fnvojs as They Appear
hen OA Duty.
The eyes of the world nre centered on
Portsmouth, watching engerly the progress
of the negotiations for peace between Itus-
la and Jnpsn. The outcome of the de
liberations of the envoys Is the chief con
cern of mankind and every art and word
likely to foreshadow the result holds the
faculties and energies of correspondents
on the spot. Some, however, have eyes
and ears for minor scenes, which form a
background for the world-absorbing pic
ture and Illuminate the personal trials of
the commissioners. A correspondent of the
New York Commercial sketches their ap
pearance In these words:
"M. de Wltte exteriorly appears to be an
essy-golng personage of decidedly demo
cratic habit, and about the last man one
would suspect of being the "hope of Rus
sia.' As for dubbing him the 'Russian
Bismarck" the analogy Js forced. I saw
Bismarck In Berlin ten years ago. Though
much older than M. Wltte Is today, the
German was a far more commanding fig
ure and had a stateliness of carriage, a
refinement of bearing, a grandeur of style
that are quite lacking In Wltte.
"Not that the Russian Is ordinary. But
there are many members of the American
congress, especially In the senate, who
could give the cxar'a 'courier' cards and
spades, so to sneak, and beat 'him In the
game of Imposing looks. The bridge of
his nose seems broken In, and the profile Is
insignificant. There Is a frequent dilation
of the nostril.
"Wltte loses a good deal by a stoop In
the shoulders not to say a curved back.
He Is as Indifferent to dress Speaker
Cannon, and his eyes suggest dimly those
of the late 'Ben' Butler. If I may go so
far, I venture the opinion that the suit
he wore when he arrived at the Hotel
Wentworth could have been duplicated on
tho Bowery for $20. The trousers wese a
fit companion to the overalls Rudyard Kip
ling wears In the Doubleday, Fage & Co.
photograph of the poet."
Such idiosyncrasies do not strike one as
appropriate to the "indispensable minister
of 'Great Russia,' " But, perhaps, they
may be the "outward and visible sign" of
a faith In liberalism such as the world
knows Is his.
Wltte is not the Bismarck of Russia, but
rather the Thiers. His viewpoint Is French,
his manner Is French. It remains to be
seen whether, like Thiers, he can con
ciliate an enemy and then rehabilitate a
Baron Komura is so ugly that he Is
handsome. The face Is fascinating. You
gaze In wonderment at the seams, the
distortion, the painful cadaverousness. It
is the face of an animated mummy from
the catacombs. Save for Its excessive ema
ciation, it Is the face of the frightful mon
stersgoblins and griffins which the ori
entals work upon their pottery as orna
mental devices to attract the Caucasian
buyer and scare away the fiends. Yet,
as you watch It, It grows upon you and
becomes strangely luminous.
One of the cleverest newspaper artists
In New York followed Komura about for
three days to catch his "natural expres
sions." Then he transferred them to paper
and submitted them to the Times. If his
statements are correct, the functionary to
whom the drawings were handed shouted
with Joy at the realism and accuracy of
the work. "My boy. they are incompar
able. Never saw anything better. The Jap
anese envoy to the life!"
Elated by the victory, the artist told his
friends to buy the Sunday edition. With
his mall next day came a note from the
editorial department dashing down all
hopes. The "editorial council,'' while rec
ognizing the Ufellkeness of the sketches,
had decided not to use them, because the
startling resemblance to Komura would be
apt to give offense to the Japanese.
So perished the Joyous fabric of a con
scientious artist. His drawings were not
within the rule of "all the news that's nt
One of them I have seen a copy, rather.
He calls It "Komura In repose." It would
frighten a nervous Infant Into fits.
It was worth while to stand among the
Portsmouth women and listen to their com
ments upon the specimens of the two
great Asiatic races, Christian and pagan.
These women, bear In mind, are of the
revolutionary stock, of the Puritan stock.
of the God-fearing stock. They live In a
town where there Is a church In every
street and where liquor saloons are as
rare as black swans, and where It Is not
good form to be out of doors after i p.
m., and where elderly maiden ladles are
large landed proprietors and set the fash
Ions In drefcs and deportment. They know,
too, that under the pagan religion of
Japan and the social cede of the island
empire woman Is rated distinctly an In
But, with quick feminine intuitions to
guide them, the dames of Portsmouth, ma
trons and maids, resolved informally that
they would take their chances of respect
ful treatment with avowed exponents of
heathenism, rather than with a race whose
diplomacy clad in all the paraphernalia of
Paris and Instinct with the cynicism of
the blase men of the world flowers in
such a collection of elegant dilletantes as
make up the staff of Wltte and Rosen.
Preceding one of the public receptions
tendered to the envoys, Congressman Sul
loway was the cynosure of many eyes.
His towering figure attracted the admiring
glances of, half a hundred women from
Boston and more remote points, who were
not familiar with the features of all great
Americans and had rather crude notions
as to the features of a few celebrated for
eigners. They leveled lorgnettes at Mr. Sulloway
and crowded forward delightedly. He took
the homage as only a congressman could
calmly, as a thing of right bestowed.
Finally a rretty woman, bolder than the
others, pushed near enough to him to hear
what he was saying to the forelgn-Tokltig
person with him, and starting back to her
friends, exclaimed: "Why. I thought the
papers said he did not speak English. How
absurd they are sometimes. M. de Wltte
speaks beautiful English."
Not until then was Mr. Sulloway aware
of the misunderstanding and. blushing for
the first time In his life, he grasped the
arm of Senator Galllnger and both left
Everybody, Including the hotel people,
had expected that the Japanese and Rus
sians would dine In their apartments.
Chefs had been Imported from New York
and an especial draft of waiters had been
made. But early Japanese arrivals told
the hotel manager that the Japanese would
dine in the large public dining room, and
the Russians when they heaxd of It
promptly followed suit.
Therefore, to the great delight of the 0
or 4ou summer guests at the hotel, shortly
after their arrival little Baron Komura,
accompanied by Minister Takahlra and the
staff of the envoys, marched Into tha big
dining room on the first floor In single file
and were placed at a long table In the mid
dle of tha room. When they were seated,
with Baron Knmura at the head of the
table, and Minister Takahlra on his right
hand and Counselor Dennlaon on his left,
there were Just thirteen at the table.
Several counts were made to verify this,
and finally someone spoke to the baron
about It. He did not understand, and did
not care. The Japanese ate their dinner
undismayed by the superstition. They ate
heartily, too, and had several bottles of
wtus btwaen them,
Used in Millions of Homes.
STATE TIIF.SS COMMENT.
Bnrwell Tribune: The Tribune doesn't
know that he would accept it, but the
gubernatorial chair should be offered Hon.
Kearney Democrat: Tho Omaha Bee says
the Coal and Li'mber trusts are squirming
lest the grain suits are only a prelude
of what Is In store for them. It 'cm
squirm; the peoplo have been squirming
for many years.
Papllllon Republican: Talking about
trusts and such things the question comes
to us, "Iid you ever try to buy coal In
Omaha?" The coal men there have a
combine protected by an 8-lnch Ironclad
agreement. There Is room for Investiga
tions In the metropolis of Nebraska.
Madison Star-Mall: The democrats' state
convention has been called for September
10 at Lincoln. Are the democrats of Madi
son county going to hold a county con
vention or will some' gentleman move to
make It unanimous and let the repub
licans have the whole d btisltv'ss.
Alliance Times: Circumstances alter
cases. Ex-Senator ex-general solicitor of
the I'nlon Pacific Thurston expresses the
belief that there Is "need of more stringent
laws to govern the operation of public
service corporations." People generally
would have been more tickled to hear him
say that when he was In the senate.
St. Edwards Sun: Down with state or
county ofliclals and memlers of the legis
lature using railroad passes; down with
men who are not known to be for "sobri
ety, fidelity to the peoplo, for honesty
and progress." The time Is past when
the voters sre going to stand for every
man nominated Just because lie Is selected
by the republican or democratic parties.
Blue Springs Sentinel: There are a few
newspaper men In the ptate who think It
real cute to show people by their adver
tising columns how to evade the nnti
clgarette law because no state law can In
fringe upon lnter-state commerce. One sec
tion of the law, however, Is especially
drawn to administer Justice to those who
seek to evade the law and there is going
to be a surprise party In tho state some
of these days.
Burwell Tribune: Congressman Kinknld
was In town Thursday night. He reports
flourishing conditions over the big Sixth
and expresses great confidence In the fu
ture of this part of the state. He Is get
ting around over the district, meeting as
many of his constituents as possible, to
learn tha needs, In the way of legisla
tion, of the district. The Judge is a hard
worker In the Interest of his people and
should be kept In his present position, un
less It should transpire that he could be
given a seat In the upper house of con
gress. He Is entirely worthy of It and
the state would be honored by putting
York Times: AH the hubbub about pri
mary elections in this state originated In
Lincoln, with men who seek party control
and who would be very glad to eliminate
as much of the country representation In
the conventions as possible. The leaders
outside of the large cities depend upon tho
representatives of the rural precincts for
their strength and with that cut off they
would be powerless in the hands of the city
manipulators. Let one of these city fel
lows go Into the country precinct In this
county and find the men who, in threshing
time, are going to organize a primary elec
tion, get the booths ready and act as Judges
and clerks. Then let him find out how
many will lenve their employment to go
to the town hall to vote. One fall election
a year Is enough for them, and It requires
some hustling to get them out to that.
They will turn out to a caucus In the even
ing when there Is nothing to do but to get
together and select their delegates to the
convention, but tha primary election would
be a failure and the precinct would go un
represented In the convention.
York Times: The Fremont Tribune
thinks "party lines do not bind as closely
as they once did." This conclusion Is ar
rived at after meditating on the conver
sion of such eminent men as Judge Duflle
and Judge Ames to the republican faith.
It Is true the democratic harnebS haB
been pretty badly shattered and there
Is hardly enough of it left to hold any
but the most docile. It gafls a high-
spirited and self-respecting democrat to
be hitched up with Jackasses and bron
Sixty years of experience with Ayer's Sarsa
pirillal Think of that! Think of the millions
of people who have been cured by fhis medicine!
If despondent, down-hearted, discouraged, and
almost ready to give up, this splendid old family
medicine will prove the silver lining to your
dark and dismal, cloud. Ask your doctor.
Kd hr C. are o , Lowell, Mass.
Aise atiutMturrt of
AYSB'I lira TIOoW For tk stir. AVER'S PILLS For eeostfpatioa.,
Alaa'B caakSf FaCTOaAir-Vw Maghs. AIMii'S AGUM Cllk tot atalana a&4 arsa.
chos, who are always kicking the tugs
loose and the biltchen off. It Is no won
der they get out as soon as they are
left without hitching. We have not noticed
any tendency on the part of republicans
to break away lntely. Have you?
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha Bee's
editorial showing that school matters
ought to be without the pale of polities,
or without tho prejudice of It, Is perti
nent utterance on a vital subject. If
there Is any sfyir In which qualification
alone should bo the only passiiort to eli
gibility In aspirants tho eilticatlimil Insti
tution Is that affair. That partisan or
other Influence should place unqualified
men In relation to education Is a menace
to civilization, or to that part of civiliza
tion fur which schools and educntion are
responsible. A IiiemlM-r of a school board
or n teacher or any other officer f'f the
school system who Is Influenced by any
motive other than the benefit of the In
stitution Is not In tho position to render
mete service. The Interference of ex
traneous Influences, also the very moderate
salaries usually paid teachers tend to
keep the best qualifltd men and women
away from tho schools which is a loss
to the growth and advancement of com
munities. But how to change a system
which Is the outgrowth of years Is quite
MM I I.I Mi REMARKS.
"But,"persb ted the bridegroom during
their little quarrel, "you promised to love,
honor Mint obey me."
".Maybe I din," replied tho bible,' 'but X
had my lingers crossed." I'nlludcijini.i
He You married me fur my moneyl
glie Well, what If I did? I didn't get
It! Isn't that punishment enough ? Detroit
Instructor (at night school) The lesson
speaks of "character building." How
should one go to work to build a charac
Shaggy Haired Young Man Don't stick
too close to your lines. Try to work In a
lot of fresli gags every night, and play to
the galleries. Chicago Tribune.
McFluh Your wife seems to be quite in
Hleeth You bet your life she Is, She's
busy from morning until night hunting up
odd lobs nliout the houso for nie to do.
"But do you think, young man," said
Her Father, "thut you can afford to
"Oh. yes.'slr!" responded the young man,
cheerfully. "I have a friend who Is a
preacher, und he'll do It cheap I" Cleveland
First Millionaire Do you regret your
Second Millionaire Nope; the second gen
eration will lose that taint, and the third
will lose the money. New Y6rk Sun.
Teacher (of class In xoology) What Is
the proof that n sponge Is a living animal?
Young Man with the Hail Eye A nmn is
a living animal. Many men are sponges.
Therefore a sponge is a living animal.
"Was their marriage a secret affair?"
"I should sny sol The groom didn't even
know of It till she'd lined him up for the
ceremony." Detroit Free Press.
"I never thought," said the conceited
lecturer, "that my voice would fill that
"No," replied the candid man. "I
thought at one time It would empty it"
A LITTLE GUM. I KNKW.
There was once a Utile girl I knew
With dark hair braided down her back;
She lived next door, as some girls do.
And I couldn't help seeing she had a
For washing the steps and tending tha
(For the house was a little way from
I couldn't help hearing the pleasant sound
That dishes make when they touch tha
; a r.
I wasn't the kind to hang around,
But 1 saw and heard as a fellow can
(And she was a girl about as spry
As a trout thut leaps to snap the fly).
And when the windows were opened wlda
She made the beds and swept the floor,
Dusted the things on every side,
And thro' the open kitchen door
I saw hrr sllr the pudding und rake.
And make the coffee and broil the steak.
You know I surely could hear and sea
(Their house of course not far away).
And I wasn't as dumb as some might be,
rut I managed once some words to say,
And so concluded a fresh combine
She moved from their house Into mine.
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