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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1903.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
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(Seal.) . M. B. HCNQATE.
TTHEJI OtT OF TOWJI.
flabaerlbers leavln the city tem
porarily shonld ' hare The Bee
tailed to them. It la better than
a dally letter frem home. , Ad
dress will be chanced aa often aa
The tornado recognizes ' no closed
KeRlster totluy. Take no chances on
losing jour right to vote.
Fall rains foreshadow spring crops;
therefore Nebraska smiles through the
On the score that half u loaf Is better
than none, tho jollc-o force will give
thanks to the council proportioned to the
Railroad mnguates are not getting as
much fun out of the Insurance Investi
gation as they might If they did fiot
have an eye ou the hereafter.
The speclul attorneys ot the Water
board are still milking that cow, while
the litigants are tugging away at the
tail and horns of the nnlninl.
President MeCurdy dislikes the treat
ment he has been accorded by Inquisitor
Hughes. It Is pretty hnrd to draw the
line at sisters, cousins and mints.
One thing Is certain; legislators who
were needed by the Insurance companies
have no occasion to complain of their
treatment while In the "service."
When It comes to gas and telephone
franchises the division of the council on
machine and anti-machine lines Is not
perceptible, even through magnifying
President Roosevelt's march on Rich
mond differs somewhat from that di
rected by the first republican president.
Forty years have surely wrought
The brutal majority of the council has
rung off on the independent telephone
proposition for this season. Perhaps
there was too much bell metal in that
Omaha republicans should remember
that unless they register they cannot
vote at the November election this year
and will not be allowed to participate
at the primary election next spring.
Japanese culture has reached the limit
If the Toklo cablegram is correct, which
says Bryan's speech could be under
stood by the students. That's more than
some of bis American student audiences
Ievelopiueuts ifjie Insurance Inves
tigation Indicate that others besides
relatives of the high officials had their
eyes on the "easy money." It would
have tteen an occasion for wonder if
this were not so.
The dew I'nlon 1 'a elite machine shops
constitutes the biggest manufacturing
luterest lu Omaha outside of the meat
packing houses. Every enlargement
that means more employment to Omaha
labor will be welcomed.
Nebraska's foot bull team Is off today
to Invade the territory of the fiercest
foe It has yet been called upon to
tackle. If the Corahuskers succeed In
winning from the Wolverines, the fame
of the University of Nebraska may be
considered as having been established
for all time.
One of the fuolou candidates for uni
versity regent publicly admits that he
made a, personal contribution toward
the $100,0W fund started by the Rocke
feller donation, with its conditional gift
of $0tS,000, but says he now regrets his
action and that if the people of Ne
braska will only elect Mm to the board
of regents he will do all be cau to get
Lis uiouey back.
RATK FKOVLATtOX PLAXS.
Plans for the regulation of railway
fate will beconio umcrona by the time
congress assemble. We have already
referred to several and the latest Is that
suggested by Mr. Parry, president of the
National Association of Manufacturers.
According to the brief outline given In
tho dlspntches this proposes the creation
of a bureau of Interstate transportation
In the Department of Commerce and
I.abor, the duty of which would be to
have charge of all differences arising
between shippers and the railroads. If
such differences could not be adjusted
by the bureau It is suggested that they
be carried before a special court of
transportation, the Judges of which
should devote their entire time to the
adjudication of such differences.
The idea of a railway court is not
new. As far back as 188C the editor
of The Bee, In a hearing before a select
committee of the United States senate,
said that "there might be a railway court
constituted, Just as the court of claims
hns been constituted," and It was admit
ted by Senator Tlatt of Connecticut, a
member of the committee, that congress
could make such a court, with power
to enforce Its decisions, the same as
any other court That view was again
urged by the editor of this paper in a
speech before the conference held In
Chicago In 1800 to consider the question
of railway rate regulation. There Is
consequently no novelty In the Tarry
proposition, so far as appears from the
outline given of It
A recent dlspntch from Washington
stated that Senator Elklns will probably
endeavor to secure the support' of the
senate interstate commerce committee to
a proposition for establishing a railway
court. -It was snld that the plan had not
yet been clearly defined, but that ap
parently the thought of some is that
such a court would be added to our
Judicial machinery and would simply
deal with disputes concerning Interstate
commerce "which by some mechanism
would be speedily disposed of and ap
pealed directly to the supreme court
when desired." The opinion was ex
pressed that if some such plan could
be worked out it would do away with
a great many of the difficulties that
grow out of the anomalous position of
the Interstate Commerce commission.
There is no doubt ( as to the power of
congress to create, a rallwoy court with
power to enforce its decisions the same
as any other court, and there are co
gent reasons why it should do so. So
far as the administration is concerned.
It Is not known to be opposed to such a
tribunal, but President Roosevelt Is as
Insistent as ever upon the policy he
urged In his last annual message of giv
ing the interstate commission the power
to revise rates, the revised rate to at
once go into effect and to stay In effect
unless and. until the court of review re
verses it. Any plan for a railway court
that should Interfere with this would be
very likely to be opposed by the presi
RtrORM IS STATISTICS.
The agitation for reform In crop sta
tistics has not been without effect, re
ports from Washington stating that the
Deportment of Agriculture has not
ceased Its activity with reference to tho
bureau of statistics. It is evidently the
determination of the department au
thorities not to be content with having
cleaned out those who abused their
trust, but to put the bureau In the most
efficient condition and make it worthy
of the public confidence. There Is no
doubt as to the earnest purpose of tho
secretary of agriculture In this matter.
It Is suggested in the Washington cor
respondence of the New York Journal
of Commerce that It would be an excel
lent thing if a complete agricultural
census could be taken as soon as possl
ble. In spite of its great cost and in
spite of the fact that it should have been
authorized a year ago, It Is pointed out
that such a census would afford the
needed basis for the bureau figures and
would furnish a good many data that
would be exceedingly valuable in the
work of the census bureau on Its new
and permanent basis. If the department
shall make such a recommendation It is
altogether probable that congress will
comply with It since its Importance and
value are obvious. The demond for
economy in expenditures might be an
obstacle, yet In a matter of this kind, in
which so large a portion of our popula
tion is interested, the expense would
Meanwhile there will be very general
satisfaction with the statement that the
protspect for real statistical reform is
brighter than it has been for a long
time. It may take a little while to brush
away the distrust of goverment crop
statlxtlcs which has been created in re
cent years, but the efforts of the author
ities to do this will certainly be success
ful if persevered in.
PANAMA VASAL PHVBLtMS-
The American people have now In
vested in the Panama canal enterprise
$,0Oi.0iio and expenditure is going on
without bringing corresponding results.
The visits of members of the commis
sion and the consulting engineers to the
isthmus do not appear to have brought
any nearer a solution of the problems
that confront them. Whether or not
there is to be a sea level or a lock
I anal Is yetto be determined and It
s announced that it will be several
weeks until a decision of this very im
portant question Is reached by the en
gineers. It Is believed that a majority
of tliem favor a sea-level waterway,
but sSould they so decide there ia no
certainty that it would be approved by
congress, owing to the great Increase In
Then there is the problem of labor,
which has already proved somewhat
troublesome and is likely to become
more so. Only a few days ago several
hundred laborers that had been Imported
from Jamaica quit work on the canal
ud suUeU for home. This will operate
against securing any more labor from
that portion of the West Indies, which
Is the most desirable because Immune
from the diseases of the isthmus. The
great task of feeding and housing the
thousands who will be employed in
building the canal has been undertaken
by the government and there Is reason
to apprehend that H will not be entirely
successful. The work of sanitation Is
far from complete and does not appear
to be making much progress. Secretary
Taft Is again going down to the Isthmus
to Investigate conditions and perhaps the
country will learn after his return Just
what the situation Is.
Meanwhile there is naturally a dispo
sition to doubt whether the canal com
mission Is entirely competent to meet
the demands of their great task. When
the public thinks of the great expendi
ture and the small results it is pretty
sure to become Impatient and Indulge
In criticism. The commission Is un
doubtedly endeavoring to faithfully per
form its duties, but it may expect to
hear some unpleasant things said about
it in congress. Of course the canal will
be built but at the present rate of
progress the completion of the work will
take twice the time that has been esti
mated and greatly Increase the cost.
WHAT DID THtT EXDVRStl
It has been given out that the execu
tive committee of the Commercial club
has endorsed the proposition of Frank
II. Gregg of Cleveland to supply Omaha
with dollar gas if he and his successors
and assigns shall be given a franchise
to construct, maintain and operate gas
works in the city of Omaha for a period
of forty-three years.
Conceding that gas consumers In
Omaha would welcome dollar gas, we
are very much puzzled how any com
mercial body in Omaha could seriously
contemplate the granting of a public
lighting franchise, whether gas, electric
lights or any other illuminating sub
stance, for the period of forty-three
years. Does the executive committee
of the Commercial club in dead earnest
endorse the scheme to give Mr. Gregg
a franchise of Incalculable value with
out restriction as to Its' assignment or
transfer to any company willing to buy
it? Does the executive committee en
dorse a proposition that contemplates
the wiping out, or at least the heavy re
duction, of the royalty we now receive
from the gas company for a period of
five years as is provided In the Gregg
Some, if not all, the members of the
executive committee doubtless remem
ber the contest that had to be waged to
limit the franchise period of the Omaha
Gas company and secure from It a roy
alty on sales to consumers. It Is a mat
ter of history that the council of 1803
voted a fifty-year franchise to the gas
company for $1.50 gas, without any roy
alty, and the consummation of this deal
was only prevented by the firm stand
taken by Maypr Bemls, the vigorous op
position of The Bee and finally an ap
peal to the courts by John L. Kennedy
and W. 8. Poppleton, which culminated
In a new ordinance reducing the fran
chise period from fifty to twenty-five
years, cutting the rate from $1.50 to
$1.35, and providing for a royalty of 5
cents per thousand cubic feet on all gas
sold. Thus was effected a saving to the
consumers of several hundred thousand
dollars and a royalty secured for tho
city Jthat will aggregate not less than
half a million dollars by the time the
tweTfty-five years have run out.
While dollar gas looks very attractive
at this time, BO-cent gas may be found
excessive twenty-five years hence. Why
the executive committee of the Commer
clal club should endorse or even counte
nance any proposition looking toward a
gas franchise for a period exceeding
twenty-five years la Inexplicable.
PCM PI SO TUB TAXPAYKHS
We are getting along famously with
the acqqulsltlon of the water works.
Only three years ago it was resolved by
the embattled Fontanelle chiefs that the
works must be acquired Immediately, if
not sooner. Under whip and spur a
compulsory purchase bill was engi
neered through the .legislature and be
fore the ink bad got dry on the gov
ernor's signature a resolution Was
rushed through the council to proceed
with the acquisition of the water works
ou the three appraiser plan.
In the twinkling of an eye three $50-
a-day engineers were aiseovereu. en
gaged and confirmed, and the laborious
task of appraisement began. After a
lapse o more than eighteen months the
inventory of pumps, pipes, hydrants and
other bric-a-brac was very nearly com
pleted when the water board had the
engineer appraisers enjoined by the
courts from rushing things and, being
unlike our gasometer councilmen, the
appraisers refused to put themselves
Into coutempt and actually obeyed the
order of the court to sit still and wait
patiently and persistently for a Judicial
opinion whether or not the South Omaha
tall goes with the Omaha bide.
Meauwhlle the water works board,
that has no water works to manage, has
continued vigilantly at the salary pump
ing station and by the aid of special at
torneys and special engineers has roan
aged to work up a large and lucrative
business for the lawyers of the water
company. It is now confidentially glveu
out that this process of evaporation and
procrastination will continue for at least
six months in the United States circuit
court, and anywhere from two to five
years lu the United States supreme
court By that time the city's contract
with the water company will have ex
pired. Possibly R may have dawned upon
the Immediate ownership advocates that
the acquisition of tha water works has
not been hastened by the Howell com
pulsory purchase bill. On the contrary
it must be apparent to everybody that
Omaha baa been buncoed into an end
less chain controversy In which Its tax
payers are bound to foot the bills when
It could bave had possession, of the
water works easily more than a year
ago by simply exercising its charter
right to take the works by condemna
tion appraisement under the power of
eminent domain and left the water
works company io invoke the power of
the courts If the award thus made was
not satisfactory to it.
The manifesto to the people of Ne
braska Issued by the aspirants for
places on the board of regents of the
State university would have created a
profound impression if they could be
taken seriously, but with the prospect of
being snowed under by over 40,(Xs) ma
jority on the 7th of November the ap
peal of the spontaneous redemptlontsts
will have about the same effect as the
pope's bull against the comet
That Omaha is making great strides
as a manufacturing center Is evidenced
by the enlargement of the want ud de
partment of the Hyphenated, which now
keeps a dozen men busy writing six
answers to every want ad. Presently
Us want ad fakirs will be running neck
and neck with its bogus circulation
The late congressman from the Sec
ond Nebraska district is not so much
perturbed as to whether County Treas
urer Fink was the progenitor or pro
jector of the scavenger law, but lu bis
eyes Fink committed an unpardonable
offense when he advertised the tax list
in a newspaper of known circulation.
Nebraska has no pride In having one
of its Indian reservations paraded (as
on horrible example, and if the advice
of The Bee hnd been taken years ago
the present condition of affairs at the
Winnebago agency could not be held up
to shock eastern reformers.
The Interstate Commerce commission
Is now on the trail of "the Yellow Ban
dit of Commerce," The plea entered
by the private car lines that they are
not engaged in Interstate commerce is
calculated to make an outsider wonder
what they do call It.
Captain Carter's attempt to pose as
"the American Dreyfus" is not likely
to gain him any great sympathy, nor
relieve him of any of the obloquy that
has attached to him. Calling better men
names is a favorite practice among con
A Grand thorns.
Sound the loud timbrel o'er all the North
sea; the Riksdag has voted and Norway Is
rile of the Real Article.
Uncle Barn's gold reserve Is now $741,000.
000 and uncle did not get It buying gold
mining stock, either.
Possibly the policy holder's share has
been cut down because the Insurance com
panies do not, want to give him tainted
money. , t i .
Why Worry Sof
Kansas City Star.
It appears that' the railroads are going
to a lot of unnecessary trouble to defeat
the president's railroad bill when they
know that such a bill Is "unconstitutional."
Honesty and Wasrea..
San Francisco Chronicle.
There is some criticism of the alleged folly
of paying a man Intrusted with large sums
of money a small salary, but experience
does not prove that the receipt of a larao
one la perfect assurance against temptation.
It Is a poor kind of honesty that depends on
the size of a mania wages.
Signs of the, Times.
Postal receipts for the fifty largest cities
of the country show an Increase during
September of 10 per cent over those of the
month last year, icai'.road earnings for the
same time show an lnorea. e of 6 per cent.
And the country a year ago was considered
about as prosperous as It well could be.
Preparedness for "War."
The great anthracite coal mining corpo
rations are piling up coal and the anthra
cite miners are recruiting their unions with
a view to argument over a new arrange
ment between the corporations and their
employes when the prsent arrangement
ends next year. It may turn out that due
preparation for a strike may prove an In
surance against a strike. The general
prosperity In the , coal fields will plead
strongly against any radical change In
THE MORTON MO.MMKT.
Trlbnte to the Memory of the Founder
of Arbor Day,
In Nebraska City. October 28, a monu
ment will be unveiled to the memory of
J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agricul
ture during the second administration of
President Cleveland, and founder of Arbor
day. The treeless state, which was the
home of Secretary Morton, appreciates, in
a manner not shared by people where na
ture has provided a forest supply, the value
and significance of Arbor day. This fact
Is witnessed in the very beautiful and ap
propriate monument that will be unveiled,
and In the history of the effort by which
funds were collected for the purpose.
The result la a monument the design of
which was to combine dignity with sim
plicity and impresslveness, thus typifying
the character of the 'Sage of Arbor
This purpose has been carried out In a
statue of Mr. Morton which rests on a
padesliil In a characteristic attitude. At
the foot of the pedestal stands a wood
sprite, her hands protecting a young, grow
ing tree. A semicircular stone bench sur
rounding the pedestal is ornamented by
two medallions, ooe of which Illustrates
the one Important period in Mr. Morton's
life the treaty with the Pawnee Indians,
to which he was a party, the other a group
of school children planting trees.
We have here a monument with some
thing to commemorate besides a name,
and the fuct that It onoe stood for au
thority In the official world. This man
was a lover of trees and of all plant life;
he took pains to promote tree-planting and
plant culture. Ills position as secretary of
agriculture was but the result of political
accident. Iong before It came to him he
loved all growing things. Trees were his
friends, his proteges. The monument to
be unveiled attests these facts and will
fitly honor and perpetuate his memory.
Es-Presldent Cleveland, who will be the
chief speaker of the occasion, will have
a chance to grow eloquent as he points to
Mr. Morton's service to agriculture, and
especially to forestry a chance that he
will, uo doubt, fully improve)
TEST Or lDEPEXDE5T VOTItO.
Extraordinary Political Contest Hag.
Ina la Sew York City.
An extraordinary political contest,
rivalling Philadelphia's battle for honest
government. Is on In New Tork City and
county. It Is a test of the proposition
whether a popular public official can be
re-elected without the endorsement of tha
older parties, and the voters will decide
the question at tha ballot box next monh.
Several weeks ago District Attorney
William Travers Jerome announced Ms
purpose to stand for re-election. The an
nouncement was coupled with the further
I statement that he would not seek a nom-
(nation from any party convention, aa he
desired to be free from party obligation,
which might interfere with the prosecution
of law breakers. Mr. Jerome had been
unsparing In denunciation of local party
bosses and equally vigorous In prosecuting
grafters regardless of party ties. Hence
he rould not consistently seek support In
that quarter. In rapid succession local
leaders, democratic, republican and
socialist, refused to consider his nom
ination, and selected loyal party men for
the office. The Cltlsena' union alono en
dorsed Jerome for re-election.
All the leading New Tork papers are
supporting Jerome warmly and vigorously.
It Is evident, however, that they tear the
result and are putting forth extraordinary
efforts to Increase the registration and
teach the chronic "Straight ticket" voter
ho'V to scratch his ballot. This scratching
a ballot Is made difficult and annoying In
New York. The law Is so framed as to
encourage straight ticket voting and
discourage Independent voting, , a fact of
great Importance where a large percentage
of the people blindly follow blind leader
ship. Hence the chances of Jerome win
ning out depends largely on the organisation
and vigor of his campaign. Personally,
Jerome Is the warmest campaigner New
J Tork has seen for many a day.
"Who In Jerome?" The question Is often
asked by people distant from the scene
of Ms activities. A correspondent of the
Pittsburg Dispatch answers the question
In this way: First, Jerome Is by birth
and tradition exactly the opposite of what
would naturally be expected of a man who
has consistently run counter to the creeds
and customs of the perfumed seigneurs who
were his fore-fathers for many generations.
It Is a popular fallacy among a large
majority of people that the district at
torney is a man of the people, who has
Inherited a great sympathy with the
masses, and has carved his own way to
prominence. As a matter of truth and record
he descends from the aristocrats of aristo
crats, and the blood .which flows In his veins
is of the bluest. His father was Lawrence
W. Jerome, whose fame as a bou-vlvant
among old metropolitans still flourishes.
Broker, banker, lover of sports of all
kinds, practical Joker, wit, patron of art;
litterateur and millionaire, "Larry" Jerome
was a welcome guest at every high social
function of the "400" of the last generation,
and was never known In his wildest
escapades to violate "les conveniences."
In a somber but imposing mansion Just
opposite the appellate court In Madison
square and In the heart of what was then
the aristocratic residence section of the
city, young Jerome was born and received
his name by the hasard of a coin-as the
story goes. William H. Travers, a wealthy,
stuttering stock broker, and Lawrence
Jerome were close friends., and when the
latter announced the birth of a son and
heir while at dinner In Delmonlco's with
Ms friend Mr. Travers asked what name
had been selected for the infant. "I don't
know whether to call him Lawrence, Jr.,
or WliJiam Travurs," responded the father.
"T-t-toss up for it," suggested Mr. Trav
ers. And they did. with the result that the
future district attorney was christened Wll
llnm Travers. No wonder the district at
torney la possessed of a nerve that refuses
to quail at the threats of the most power
ful political bosses. His uncle. Leonard
Jerome, was the first man to make a great
fortune by daring speculations on Wall
street, and stories of the cool nonchalance
with which he won or lost large sums on
the click of the ticker are still extant on
h. tret Jennie Jerome, youngest daugh-,
ter of Lenoaid Jervne and a full first cousin
of the district attorney, became Lady Ran
dolph Chi'rehtll. Sho Bhares with her
cousin his political ability, for Gladstone
once said of her that she could win more
votes than any campaign orator In Eng
land. Although the Impression prevails gener
ally that Jerome Is the first politician to an
nounce a platform of "no boss" and to ap
peal direct to the people, such Is not the
fact, and In at least three instances within
the last eight years candidates have sliown
their faith in the all-powerfulness ot the
ordinary American citizen. In one instance
the candidate was successful, and In the re
maining two success was nearly achieved.
Whether Jerome"s essay to prove that this
principle Is applicable to New York politics
Is successful or not, It Is generally thought
that no man Is better fitted to undertake
the task. Despite his vigorous and uncom
promising prosecution of offenders against
the law the district attorney la decidedly a
favorite of the masses, and he has In
creased this popularity Immeasurably by
taking up his abode for a number of years
In Rutgers street, on the East Side, in the
center of the habitations of the foreign
classes, and in this manner has come Into
direct contact with the poorer people and
felt the pulse of the masses at close quar
ters. PERSONAL NOTES.
A bologna famine Is threatened In New
York by a lockout of the workers.
Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland follows the
example of Queen Victoria end keeps a
diary. She illustrates It with little pen
Lord Roberts doesn't smoke, touches wine
but seldom and rises at B;30 every mornlnr,
summer and winter no matter how late he
may have retired.
One of the busiest and most versatile
of European writers Is Splridion Oopctvio,
who lives at Lusslnpiccolo and who has
written newspaper articles and books In
nine different languages German. French,
English, Italian, Servian. Danish, Spanish,
Portuguese and Swedish. In thirty years
he has contributed 8,&3 articles to news
papers In those languages.
Like many other kind hearted persons, the
late Mary Mapes Dodge never could make
herself believe that organised charity wai
the only sort that did good. She oonsiderd
organized charity rather cold. She believed
In the charity spirit, which, she said, was
best fostered by the direct, personal con
tact of recipient and giver. Hence she never
refused a beggar.
Count Savorgnan De Brazca, a French
man by adoption, though not by biith.
whose death occurred the other day, ranks
as one of the great French explorers and
colonial organizers. In twenty years he x
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PACKIXO A COSVENTIOS.
Fatlle Attempts to Override Pablle)
San Francisco Chronicle.
It Is said that the Interstate Commerce
commission alleges that the railroad bu
reaus In charge of the matter are sys
tematlcs!!j engaged In "winning over" del
egations which have been chosen to attend
a national convention, which has been
called to meet at Chicago on October 28,
to "endorse" President Roosevelt's policy
of conferring additional power over rates
upon the Interstate Commerce commission.
The methods alleged to be adopted by the
railroads are fine dinners to all delegates
who can be caught, together with free
passes to the convention and hotel bills
thereat. Candor compels us to confess
that methods more potent could hardly be
adopted to "win over" delegates who have
been elected to attend, at their own ex
pense, a convention In some distant city.
Nevertheless delegates who nave been
elected to "endorse" should stand by the
platform on which thoy are chosen. The
wording of the dispatch Implies that the
"endorsing" convention has been called by
the Interstate Commerce commission Itself.
We doubt whether the Interstate Com
merce commission has called a convention
for the avowed purpose of "endorsing" a
project to Increase Its o vn authority. At
any rate. It Is net necessary to apptove
such action If It has occurred in order to
sustain the argument against the course
taken by the railroads in opposition to reg
ulation. If as a result of the propotrd In
crease of authority serious injustice should
be done to the railroads the peopla can be
fully relied ou to correct the evil. The
courts will always be optn to the carriers,
and their autharlty cannot be. sbrged. If
the carriers w'll In g'o-l fnlth produce sll
their evidence t tne haiini by the com
mission no injustice ia likely to be done. In
the meantime ths s'rong opposition of the
roads to a measure of regulation which
seems reason ble lo mist iKsnpIe van er.ly.
If successful. Incite the people to more
drastic measures. The fact Is that the rail
roads do not come before the people with
clean hands. They have debauched the
public service. They have corrupted the pub
lic servants. They have secretly controlled
nominating conventions by base methods,
have seized upon the public revenues for
the support of their parasites and have
elected United States senators by bribery.
Those things the people know sod the feel
ing Is that the first thing to be done Is at
al! hazards to utterly xubdue these great
corporations and break their power. They
have sown the wind: they will possibly
reap the whirlwind. When they surrender
they are sure of the consideration due to
a great Interest. While they continue their
present course they have little claim for
consideration. Too long persistence will
make the cry for public ownership irre
sistible. And then the $100,000 salaries will
A Shot at the Bankers.
The assembled bankers found no dim.
culty In reaching a conclusion in fnvnr
of the payment of ship subsidies; but they
couldn't agree on the question of cur
rency reform. This recalls a storv told
of Senator Morgan of Alabama, who Is
given to the utterance of long-winded
speeches. Asked how long he could talk
at a stretch, he said: "On any subject
I thoroughly understand I can talk for two
or three years; but given a subject I know
nothing about I can talk on Indefinitely."
The bankers were most effusive on th
subject where they were least Instructed.
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Music Teacher That boy of yours gives
promise of being a greet clarionet plaver.
Boy's Father C.reat R-ott! I supposed all
the time he waa merely trying to get back
at the family in the flat above ours, where
they keep a graphophone and a parrot.
"They say the baby looks like me," said
tho proud father.
"Yes," answered the chilly feminine rela
tive. "Tt Is rather ruddy complexlonod and
bald-headed. But It will get over It."
Clancy Kelly's landlord Is dead.
Rooney The dlvll! Phat killed hlmT
Clancy Ho asked for his lint! Puck.
"That landlady's daughters are driving
all the people away by pounding on the
piano all the time.'1
"That reminds me of what the pirate
chief uwd to say In the dime novels.'
" 'All hands up to repel hoarders!' "
"Gracious!" exclaimed Backloti on the
way home from the SwamphuTst station,
"It's an awful muddy walk this evening,
"Yes," replied Subbubs. "but I like It.
We bought a new door mat the other day
and I want to see how It works." Phila
"What made you so rattled when von
wfr? K,v'"rT your testimony In that jury
trial?" said Grace.
"One of those lawyers was a beau I'd
Just thrown down." confessed Dora, "and I
was scared for fear he'd ask mv age out of
spite, and I never was on oath before!"
Detroit Free Press.
"Lovely sleeping nymph, isn't ltr
"Do you notice the glamour the artist
has thrown over it?"
"No, I don't. But If It was mine I would
throw a horse blanket over It." Cleveland
Exchange Editor I tell you, that new re
porter Is an experienced newspaper man.
Managing Editor How do you know''
Exchange Editor Didn't you Just see him
sharpen his pencil with a pair of shears?
"PA AINT HKJIE JtO MORE, ,
S. E. Kiser In the Record-Herald.
There was a lot of people come to our
house one day.
And me and Aunt Lib set upstairs, and
when they went away
Ma went along, but after while my grandpa,
fetched her back,
And she was cryln' all the time and all her
clo s was back, I
And grandpa he was cryln", too, and pretty
soon, why then
We all come down to grandpa's house, and
ain't went back again.
I like to live at grandpa's house; wish pa
was with us, though,
Cause he was grandpa's little boy, a long,
long time ago.
And he'a went far away, they say,-and
when I ask them why,
And when he's comln' back again, somehow,
it makes them cry;
Most all the time they seem to try to area t
me awful kind.
And ma don't ever scold no more when I
forget to mind.
Whenever grandpa goes to town he brings
me home a toy,
Cause I'm the picture of my pa when he's
a little boy.
And when I'm hungry grandma spreads the
Jam on good and thick,
Andnever thinks it naughty when I want
the saoon to link,
And Aunt Lib says the reason why they
love me such a lot
Is 'caiine since pa ain't here no more I'm
all the boy they've got.
At night I ride on grandpa's back when I
go up to bed.
'Cause that's the way pa did when he's a
little curly head.
And grandma holds me on her lap and pats
iny cheeks and tries
To make me think she's amllin' when the
tears are In her eyes.
I never knew that folks could .treat a boy
so kind before;
There's nothln' that's too good for me sinea
pa ain't here no more.
simy, Caaper fteji
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