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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1D05.
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WHEN OUT OF TOW.
Saoecrlbers tearing; the city tem
porarily shonld have The Be
walled t them, it I better than
dally letter froaa home. Ad
dress will be ckssgia mm often as
If the prince of Wales and his consort
would see real firework they should go
to Russia rather than to India.
Perhaps if Casmer Clara of Allegheny
had kept "a cigar box," he would not
have felt forced to commit suicide.
Only one more registration day left
If you hare not yet registered next
Saturday will offer your last chance.
Bryce Crawtord may not be able to
sing basso profundo, but as a police
Judge he has been tried and found , to
fill the bill to perfection.
Terrorists can at least polnfto the
conversion of General Trepoflfi as ' one
of the victories of their system of revolu
tion, but be may not stay scared.
If John D. Jttockefeller uoea not land
for regent of the University s of Ne
braska perhaps a place might be- found
for him on the 'varsity foot ball team. ,
Bernard Knaw made tiie mistake of
not labelling his new play "translated
from the French." Then its Indecency
would have been cause for Its success.
It Is appalung to tnin what might
have happened had Colonel Bryan
been at home lo Nebraska when
G rover Cleveland, called to leave bis
Our amiable popocratic contempor
ary propounds to Itself the question,
is the republican party dying! Batter
ask Alton B. Parker or WHIUra J.
A fair rule by which to judge the
"good" and "bad" corporations la t
ascertain the position taken by their
officials on he subject of governmental
Omaha's bank clearing figures con
tinue to show up finely In the weekly
comparative table. The bank clearings
would not quicken their pace if Omaha
business were not also expanding.
It cost the state of Nebraska $200.00
to escort the lion. P. Crowe officially
from Butte, Mont, to pmaha. We feel
quite sure the trip be made from
Omaha to Butte cost htm much less.
Nebraska is represented In the list of
vice presidents of the anti-Roosevelt
meeting, gotten up by the railroads, by
Euclid Martin. This puts Mr. Martin
exactjy. where every one expected him
to be. ' 1
; Had the ciar granted constitutional
government to Russia some time ago
be might now be able to secure an in
junction from the court restraining the
strikers from interfering with the trans
mission cf the malls.
Jim mil's statement that "there la
plenty of room" on the Pacific coast for
another railroad may mean that condl'
tlons have materially changed since the
day nuntlngtoa and bis Southern Pacific
tried to monopolise the entire coast
An anonymoua contributor to the pabN
lie pulse undertakes to take Tbe Bee
to task "for coming to the rescue of the
gas Interests of this city In their attempt
to foist upon it the most outrageous
street lighting contract" The Bee last
year led tbe fight for a municipal light
ing plant that would have put an end
forever to street lighting contracts of
mU kliuU. Tbe people Who helped beat
the electric light bonds are the ones
wbo came to the rescue of tbe (tooled
Interests of gas and electric lighting
COST OF LIFt 1XSCRAXCK
One result of the disclosures repct-
in:f several of the large life insurance
companies will Tery likely be a lowering
of the cost of Insurance. It Is the very
gent-tat opinion that this has teen and
Is too bitch snd there is an increasing
demand for its reduction, for a readjust
ment of the premium tables on a laals
more equitable and reanonable for the
vast army of men and women whose
Itn-aes are the direct source of, tbe
billions of revenue that go yearly Into
the coffers of thene great fiduciary com
panies. In reference to this the New York
Commercial remarks that how sore is
tbe need of such a reduction may be
leumed In part from the reports of tbe
for.y-two legal-reserve companies doing
business In the state of New York last
year. Their combined Income from
pr-n lums and Interest was in round
numbers $580,000,000; they disbursed
about $380,000,000, thus leaving a bal
ance of $200,000,000 tQbe added to" their
reserves. Of the various items in these
disbursements that of dividends to
policyholders was only $33,000,000 less
thai. 0 per cent of the income while
commissions to agenta absorbed $07,000,
000 and salaries paid to -officers and
employes swallowed up more than $30,
000,000. Not only, says that paper, Is
too much money exacted from policy
holders at the outset, but once In a com
pany's treasury far too much of it is
expended for purposes of no conceivable
benefit to premium payers.
There can be no doubt that the de
mand for a reduction In the cost of life
insurance will have to be heeded. The
demonstrated fact is that most of the
large life Insurance companies enn very
materially reduce their expenses and
this they will be compelled to do. There
will nndonbtedly. come a lowering of
salaries and very likely also a reduction
In commissions to agents, which mani
festly, accepting the above figures, as
correct, are extravagant. What Is confi
dently to be expected is a very complete
reform in life insurance business meth
ods, wljjh the result of not only reducing
tne cost or insurance out aiso increasing
the dividends to policyholders. And the
probability Is that the reform will not
be long delayed.
RUSSIA' INTKRNAL STRUGGLE.
If what is taking place in Kussia can
not properly be termed a revolution, It
certainly comes very near to that and
has in It most of the conditions that pro
duce revolution. Never before was
there so general and complete popular
protest against autocratic conditions as
Is now being made. Tbe Russian gov
ernment has been confronted by other
internal crises, but nothing more wide
spread and formidable than the one It
now has to deal with promptly. The
storm has burst upon tbe empire with an
awe-Inspiring suddenness and with
frightful severity. Within a few days
many of the agencies of trade and trans
porta tlori have been rendered useless
and In portions of the empire industries
are at a standstill and Idle labor has
marshalled Itself with the opponents of
' All this shows how active the revolu
tionaries have been and how well they
have organized the disaffected classes.
The evident fact is that they now have
with them many thousands of workmen
and that the spirit of Insurrection has
been cultivated In every direction. The
promises that were made to the people
a short time ago by the czar have not
yet been fulfilled. The patience of the
people is about exhausted and they do
not propose to wait forxthe return of
the Manchurian army before further
urging their demand for relief from in
tolerable conditions. They have manl
feetly determined to show the czar and
nil counsellors that there must be action
on their part at once to give the relief
which the people want or the govern'
ment must suffer the consequences.
The existing situation is not altogether
due to the demand of labor for Letter
remuneration. There Is a far deeper
significance to It Were the government
to concede what Is asked by the railroad
employes 'that' would not end the
struggle for political reforms. That will
go on UDtll the reforms are granted and
there Is every reason to believe that It
will steadily gain In force. The Russian
people are beginning to realize their
power and at tbe same time to under
stand the inherept weakness of the arts
tocracy, which in this exigency shows
neither courage nor statesmanship. "The
chiefs of state are at a loss how to act'
says a St Petersburg dispatch. Mori
bund, the autocracy faces the situation
with fear and trembling. It hesitates to
surrender any of Its power and preroga
Uvea, yet it realizes the danger that
menaces It and from which It sees no
escape except through concessions to
the people. It is not sure even of the
army, doubting whether that bulwark
of autocratic power can be brought to
tbe point of slaying the people from
which It Is drawn. It has, Indeed, been
loyal In the past, but times and condl
tlons have changed. It is not Impossible
tli at tbe Russian soldiers may be found
la sympathy with the people. The
correspondent in Russia of a London
pajxr predicts frightful disaster for the
lttiHslan government and people. He
says that nobody auy longer questions
the reality of the revolution or the rel?n
of .n,wllJ. and that "monstrous dolus,.
sueh as history has never yet recorded,
are quite pos''lble.,,
Tbe gyrations of the popocratic organ
over the University Board of Hegents
are certainly amusing. Its frantic
efforts to belabor the republicans for not
throwing the meetings of the board
wide open assumes that every oue is In
blissful Ignorance of the 'fact that the
popocrats have had representation ou
the board continuously for more thnn a
dosen years, with complete control for
four years, so that they could have made
their present demand effective long ago
had it only occurred to tbem. So far as
we know, however, the records fall to
disclose a single Instance when any
popocratic regent offered even a resolu
tion providing for open meetings. The
open meetings will come, but we will
never get them by turning the University
over to the popocratic segregation.
' Ay IDEAL SCPRKMt JCDGK.
Although the state campaign has pro
ceeded so far in Nebraska without even
the customary political diversions, our
people should not permit themselves to
forget the verdict universally rendered
at the time the republican candidate was
chosen. Almost with one acclaim the
nomination of Judge Charles B. Lettou
was hailed as the most happy outcome
of the conditions presented to the repub
lican state convention, and the standard
bearer recognized as an ideal candidate
for Judge. "
Nothing has been brought forward
during the progress of the campaign to
glvexause for changing this popular de
cree. Not a word has been entered
against the persdnal character or strict
lntejlty of Judge Letton. No one has
undertaken to deny his eminent fitness
for the bench based upon thorough legal
education and practical Judicial experi
ence. In the face of the fact that the
combined corporations preferred his
competitors for the nomination, no one
has been able even to accuse blm of
subserviency to corporate ' influences.
Judge Letton in his speech of accept
ance put himself squarely In accord with
the declarations of the party platform
In favor of railroad regulation and
against free railroad transportation, and
all that was left for the opposition to do
was to repent these declaratious In more
The election of Judge Letton is a fore
gone conclusion, but inasmuch as the
vote which he will poll will be taken to
measure the degree of firmness with
which Nebraska is planted In the repub
lican column, his majority should be run
up to the old-time record inarks.
The difficulty encountered In securing
a Jury for an Impending murder trial is
explained on the ground of a growing
prevalence In Omaha of conscientious
scruples against capital punishment.
The more plausible explonatlon Is a
growing prevalence of conscientious
scruples against serving on a Jury that
may be tied up a week or more on a
single trial and locked up Indefinitely
to Incubate a verdict.
Tbe crop statistician or the Nebraska
Labor bureau apologizes for figuring the
corn product of the state at only 243,
000,000 bushels, explaining that her could
have screwed it up several million
notches higher were he not opposed to
bearing the market. Such modesty de
serves a vote of thanks from every agri
cultural society in the stsre.
Wanted Information as to how it
happened thatf the Good Government
league failed to endorse D. M. Ilaverly
for county clerk, when every one knows
that Mr. Haverly comes nearer to the
professed Ideal of all rf friends of good
government than any man who ever
held that office In this county.
The statement of Frank A. Vanderllp
that "today there is no such a thing
as Industrial independence possible for
a workingman" may cause Mr. Parry to
lose Interest In railway rate regulation
until he has endeavored to convert so
lear a thinker to his views of the "in
When we rend the democratic papers
the next day, If Jerome wins In New
York It will prove "that a fearless and
honest man may do his duty and suc
cessfully defy the bosses," while If Mc
Clellan wins It will prove "a crownlnrf
victory for the demnersts."
For get tin- "he Mnr-in After.
. . . Philadelphia Press.
The suny south, suh, considers the presi
dent's visit as Invigorating as a gentle
man's morning drink of straight bourbon.
Here's your health, suhl
Von Osn't Irfe Kn.
Actuary McCllntock's testimony added to
that of McCall and McCurdy ' merely
strengthens the opinion that the Mc's seem
to havo It In the life insurance business.
An Fye Onener.
New York Commercial.
This' campaign is a splendid thing. It
Is an eye-opener. It gives the candidates
a chance to tell of virtues they possess
that were not even suspected by anyone
Btandlnar I n in the Medlelne.
Railroad securities are bearing up re
markably well. In view of the fact that
Senator Elkins baa fixed the date for the
meeting of his committee to consider a
railway rate bill .
New Tork Sua.
Never before has the spirit of political
Independence asserted Itself so widely and
determinedly as now. Never was there so
Impressive, so splendid a demonstration of
the moral soundness of the American elec
torate. GlTlna; Hnmor m, Boost.
Bt. Louis Republic.
Secretary Taft says there Isn't a word cf
truth In the rumor that he Is going tp quit
the cabinet to run for president. There Is
nothing better, though, than a denial of a
false rumor now and then to keep alive a
suggestion which might otherwise die for
lack of nourishment.
A Qnaker City Nnrelty.
One of the most Impressive campaign
documents Is a bulletin board In the court
of the city hall announcing what places
under the local government are vacant and
when dvU service examinations will be
held. Every American cltlsea now has an
equal chance to get Into the public service.
Hie Reach Was Short.
The late Jerry Simpson through his quaint
characteristics made a personal friend of
1 e very fellow congressman, but, ao bia op-
ponents declared, he never succeeded In
changing a vote on any matter of legisla
tion. That, no doubt, was because he was
never supplied with the wherewithal.
Seel a Thine.
Most people are too lasy, mentally, to see
things carefully. Close observation Is a
powerful mental process. The mind la all
the time working over the material which
the eye brings It considering, forming
opinions, estimating, weighing, balancing,
Foreefal and Reeded Reminders.
8t. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Jerry Simpson was s unique figure In
American politics not many years aga,
and It Is Impossible to say that he and
his kind did not serve the good purpose
of reminding old party managers that the
people had not forgotten how to find new
men and measures to meet new emergen
cies. ; s
A Critical genaen.
( Boston Transcript.
Persons who like the warm weather In
autumn will be aaddened to know that
warm weather and thin turkeys are said to
go together. Warm weather makes no
frost; lack of frost leaves the ground soft;
soft ground makes it easy for turkeys to
catch worms; and catching worms has been
estimated ,to furnish twenty miles dally of
hard exercise to a turkey who would other
wise be growing fat in the farmyard on the
grain handed out to him by the far from
New Panlshnient for Criminals.
Chicago Chronicle. .
President Andrews of the University of
Nebraska has broken loose again and in
an address before the National Prison con
gress In session in Lincoln has advocated
the vivisection of criminals. He contended
that inasmuch as science, had learned all
It could ever learn from the dissection of
cadavers there should be laws by which
criminals might undergo dangerous surgical
operations, under the Influence of anaesthet
ics, in lieu of tho death penalty or long Im
prisonment It Is sufficient to say that this
Is just like Dr. Andrews.
Reversion; the Question.
Kansas City Star.
A leader of the national railway lobby,
which has tried to pack the Chicago In
terstate commerce law convention, says:
"They (the railroads) do not want the In
terstate Commerce commission constituted
judge, Jury, prosecutor and executioner all
at once." That is a characteristic exag
geration of the president's policy. But
suppose It be taken literally: Is1t not bet
ter that an Impartial, disinterested and ju
dicial tribunal should try a specific case
to conclusion than that the railroads,
which are but one party to a contract with
the people, should be constituted judge,
jury, prosecutor and executioner all at
LEGISLATION FOR EFFECT,
Bills Introduced In Congress to Ira
press People at Home.
C. A. Williams rh Success,
Less than 5 per cent of the bills Intro
duced in congress relate to public business.
Instead, they have to do with matters bear
ing directly or Indirectly on the congress
man's hope of renoml nation and re-election.
The total number of house bills introduced
during the first session of the Fifty-eighth
congress (including the special session),
waa 15.578. Of these only 1,645 were public
measures. The other 1J.931 were private.
Two hundred and. aixty-four public laws
were enacted and 1.896 private laws. Muh
of the proposed private legislation waa put
In without any thought of its ultimate pas
sage; but, whether U was expected to pass
or not. and whethtr. It was pushed or not.
the purpose of Its Introduction was gener
ally the same to give an appearance of ac
tivity and- Influence "the boys" at home.
Abont 35 per cent of the congressmen rely
on river and harbor Ic-glsIaMon to carry
them through. Many bills relating to pro
posed Improvements are Introduced which
are not Included la the big general meas
ures, but sometimes they do almost as
much good as If they were passed, so far
as their effect on the voters Is concerned,
especially If the Introducer Is of the minor
ity party. Then he can assert that the
demons of the other side prevented favora
ble action on his projects, and thus kept
justice from her throne. .
Not many years ago a man who had per
sistently brought the claims of a pet project
before the river and ' harbor commlttoe
broke down when he saw that his reiterated
arguments wore having no effect.
"Gentlemen," he said, to the assembled
committeemen, as he wiped the tears from
his eyes, "I'll be quite frank with you. If
I fall tto get the appropriation I am asking
for I will fall to get back to congress. I
know this Is an unmanly exhibition, but
It means so much to meP And the tears
continued to flow. 1
ACT1V1TT VERSCS IOLE5BS9.
Better the Pace that Kills Than Idle,
nesa and Decay.
It Is not surprising that ex-Ambassador
Joseph H. Choate, upon returning to New
Tork after having been for eight years a
resident of England, should have been Im
pressed by the great activity of American
life as compared with that to which he
had become aocuetomed. He spoke of It
In a speech which he delivered the other
day at a dinner given In his honor, and he
expressed the opinion that it was a matter
loss for congratulation than for regret.
This is a kind of criticism which Is not
Infrequently heard, and It Is generally ac
cepted without . much reflection u being
pretty near the truth. Tet there' is plenty
of room for a doubt as to how far It Is
lup:fltd. It must be granted that we do
work harder In this country than they do
In ' England, but Intelligent and careful
observers have reached the conclusion that
In England there Is altogether too strong
a disposition to idleness. Not only have
English holidays been multiplied to an ex
tent which appreciably affects the pro
ductive capacity of the people, and which
in the Judgment of competent students
serlouuly hampers them In the competi
tion of constantly . Increasing severity
againat which they are obliged to contend,
but It Is notorious that the British work
man systematically arranges to do Just as
little work as pogslhle during his working
day, and that lie has a habit of "laying
off" at the slightest pretext or even with
out any excuse whatever.
He has his Saturday half-holiday through
out the year and to a very considerable ex
tent Monday Is passed in recovering from
the Sunday s rest. All classes are 'inclined
to take things easy to a degree which is
unimagined here, and the Immense popular
ity of all kinds of sports furnishes a text
upon which the moralists are never tred
of descsntlng. All such contests are at
tended by crowds of men who can III afford
either the time or money which their at
tendance costs, and in the aggregate this
means a very substantia! impairment of the
Industrial effectiveness of the community.
When Mr. Choate holds up the example
of England as one for the Americans to
follow he challenges a respectful but de
cided dissent. We may work too hard here,
although year by year the holiday habit is
growing, but the immense progress and
prosperity of the country muat be recog
nised as the result of the labor whinh Mr
Choate is inclined to deprecate and as, the
poet remarks, better fifty years of the
United States thaa a cycle of Cathay.
HOTXD ABOl'T HEW TORK.
Rlpntes tbe Currewt ( Life In the
Ths so-called conservative Interests of
New Tork ridicule the Me that municipal
ownership la a po"tUlty in ths big city.
"A socialistic absurdity," expresses the sen
timent of people opposed to municipal
ownership and operation. Tet these self
satisfied people are unable to see what Is
visible or comprehend ths fact that New
Tork City affords larger example of
municipal ownership snd Operation than
any other city In the country, and Is
steadily broadening Its activities. Ths elty
owns and operates a vast system of water
works, owns and leases the Underground
railroad, 'owns all the bridges connecting
Manhattan and Brooklyn, most of the dock
prlvlleres. bathing houses, besides the pun
llo schools, hospitals, markets snd various
charitable Institutions. The latest addition
to Its municipal activities Is ths terry be
tween the Battery and Btaten Island. Ths
private company holding the least for the
8taten Island ferry three years ago refused
to give the city a "square deal" when It
came time to renew the lease. Mayor Beth
Low reported that the city ought to own
and operats the ferry Itself, and he ap
pealed to the legislature for the necessary
authority. By grace of Mr. Lew's action
Staten Island Is now blessed with the fast
est and finest ferryboats In the world, In
stead of the ancient craft hat had been
running on the line since the Vanderbllls
owned It There are five marnlflcent ves
sels, with a speed of nearly twenty miles
an hour when pushed, snd representing an
outlay of about (tf.00rt.000. There Is also
tinder way a project to convert Into elec
tricity for street lighting ths power de
veloped by cremating street sweepings.
William B. Selden, professor of social
economics, summarizes the activities of the
city In these words: "The elty owns the
public markets and derives a revenue from
tholr rentals. They come under the direc
tion of the finance department We also
run a small railroad across the Brooklyn
bridge, which pays for Itself. The enumera
tion of free benefits given by New Tork to
Its citizens are many. We allow free trans
portatlon across any of the city bridges.
Under tho supervision of the Board of Edu
cation we give the children an education
freepf chargo and also furnish them the
books that are used without charge. We
have muslo In all the parks and recreation
piers free. We run a municipal lodging
house, where, by doing a little work, one
can obtain relief, and If looking for work
will be given a list of places where help la
wanted. We have free baths for those who
wish to use them and free libraries for the
studiously Inclined. In fact, there Is noth
ing that a municipality can do for Its cltl
sens that Is not dona In New Tork In one
form or another, t'pon the whole, It looks
as If we are very near complete practical
municipal ownership. We are experiment
ing in all directions, and as soon as the ex
periments, are far enough along to assure us
of success In the management of our own
afffilrs It is safe to assume that the city
will gradually take over to Its control all of
Its public utilities."
The school of Fagin. of which Dickens
tells, is outdone In New York. The
methods of the latter-day tutors In theft
far surpass In cleverness and adaptability
those the novelist describes. Indeed the
spread of "Faglnlsm" has become a serious
question here. Judsres of the court of sne.
j clal sessions, the district attorney's office,
, county detectives and thepollce are making
i efforts In every direction to break tip the
nanas or young criminals. The principals
of East Side schools and the teachers arc
lending their assistance, and settlement
workers have been enlisted In the cause.
" So common has become the custom of
Instructing boys In larcenv that
j East . Side achool buildings have had an-
1 A. , U n I ... . M . I .. .
iittjvt-o at nit-ir very uuura, wnere mievery
Is tauRht by adepts. Centres of Faglnlsm
exist In Stanton, Rivlngton snd Essex
streets. Sometimes the Instruction Is given
In the hallway ard In the room of the
hardened young robbers who malee a cus
tom of Inducing boys to become thieves.
Certain basement pool and billiard "par
lors" are centers for Instruction In theft,
while coffee hcunes, whlcii are being es
tablished In large numbers In the narrow
thoroughfares of the East Fide, are be
coming places of meeting for masters of
thievery and their pupils.
Inch for Inch Manhattan Island is the
most densely populated bit of ground In
the world, yet the Island has proportion
ately more free parks than other cities.
I Central park is counted a large park. It
has 843 acres. Compare It with this mag-
nlflcent North Bronx chain of parks Pel
' ham Bay park with Its 1,756 acres, for In
stance, as large again as Central park.
And tben there Is Vanrortlandt park with
its 1,131 acres, or 289 acres more than Cen
tral. ' Then comes Bronx park with 641
acres. All of these are really one toirk by
reason of the two connecting parkways,
each of which Is to be a park marvel in
Itself. There is nothing like it anywhere In
"Henna's Maggie," the woman who used
to make the historic hash with which the
senator waa wont to regale his friends In
Washington on Sunday mornings, Is with
Mrs. Hanna at the Hotel Gotham In New
Tork, where the widow has established
herself permanently. A private kitchen Ms
been constructed for her exclusive use and
Magsle reigns there as chef. Many dis
tinguished men have partaken of the tooth
some dish which made her famous. Sena
tor Hanna's will provided a snug little
farm tn Ohio for his rook, but she left
that In other hands when Mrs. Hanna
sent for her.
SALARIES AD RESPONSIBILITY.
Proportioning; One tn the Other as It
Looks In Practice.
Washington Post. "
Cunliffe, the young Pittsburger who
robbed an express company of about tlOO,
oro. ntarted a wave of discussion anent an
old, familiar subject when he "asked: "What
can you expect of a nmn getting a salary of
$63 a month and handling thousands of dol
lars a day?" Whether or not that salary
was adequate compensation for the services
required of this man Is not a question of
great moment. At any rate, he agreed to
work for It, and It is not unlikely that thou
sands of capable men would gladly have ac
cepted the position. A small salary is no
excuse for or mitigation of the crime of
robbery or larceny or embesilement or any
other of the means used by trusted officials
or employes to get possession of the funds
of which they or their employers are custo.
dians. If compensation of employes were
proportional to the value of the articles
they handle that la to say, in proportion to
the facilities afforded them for injuring or
ruining their employers workers in iron or
stone would receive less than one-tenth of 1
per cent of the amount pa,(l to men who
handle money. But, as a matter of fact,
some of the skilled workers In iron and the
best stonecutters get much higher pay than
bank ole'rks or express messengers. But a
high salary.ln a bank, or in any other es
tablishment that baa charge of largt
imounts of money, is no guarantee against
the perpetration of crime by the recipient
of such compensation. Recent developments
'n New Tork have shown that trust funds
are not safe In the hands of men drawing
llmost fabulous salaries. And the fact that
they ao manage their operations aa to keep
out of the mtshes of the criminal laws Is
small ronKolatiun to the victims, however
gratifying It may be to the shrewd operators
Used in Millions of Homes.
STATU PRESS COMMENT.
Bloomlngton Advocate: Were It not for
fear of the criticism of the newspapers
many public men would go wrong and no
public official, either In office or an aspirant.
should be afraid of criticism if they are
above suspicion. If not they should get
out of the way for better men.
Tecumaeh Chieftain: The railroad com
pany may be able to indefinitely keep from
paying its taxes In Johnson county, but
you can bet your bottom dollar that tho
Individual has to liquidate or suffer a dis
tress warrant. Something wrong some
where, and a remedy will no doubt be found
at the next session of the Nebraska legisla
Mullen Tribune: Now that the United
States attorney has decided to dismiss all
the civil cases against parties for Illegal
fencing, providing they will furnish him
with an affidavit that they will remove
their fences before January 1, there Is an
easy way out of their trouble. It will save
hundreds of dollars to stockmen to comply
with this more lenient form of getting the
Friend Telegraph: At the bankers' con
vention held at Lincoln last week some
thing of a stir was raised over the debate
of H6n. Charles O. Dawes, ex-comptroller
of the currency, now of Chicago, and Mr.
Brown of Cambridge, Neb. Mr. Brown at
tacked the trusts with such vigor tliat
Mr. Dawes waa compelled to abandon
his set speech and defend then! with all
the vigor of his nature. Nebraska is a
pretty poor place in which to come to
defend corporations and trusts.
Holdrege Progress (Ind ): It is by no
means an Idle story to say that prosperity
was never more abundant In this section of
the west than It Is today. The farmers
never raised greater crops; they never re
ceived higher prices; hfbor of all kinds,
both skilled and unskilled, was never more
extensively employed or received higher
wages. The amount of building was never
greater, and It was never more difficult to
secure sufficient mechanics than It now Is
In western Nebraska. The rapidity and
permanency of the growth and develop
ment of this section Is unprecedented.
Moreover, there Is every Indication that
this splendid growth has only Just begun.
Beatrice Sun: The World-Herald Is mak
ing a tight against the Rockefeller dona
tion to the university. The candidates for
regent upon the democratic ticket have
pledged themselves If elected to vote to
return the money to Rockefeller. This Is
peanut politics of the unroaated sort. The
more the public can get out of Rockefeller,
the better. He has the money, he does not
need It. His methods of accumulation
have been against public policy, and so
havo the methods of every man who has
acquired great wealth. He made this do
nation, and at once advanced the price of
oil, so the people have paid It, and there
Is no sense tn giving It back.
Norfolk Press: During the next three
years some mighty political changes may
take place if the railroad-owned United
States senators persist In defying the presi
dent and blocking the way to railway rate
regulation such aa he proposes to have
enacted Into law. There never was a time
when party ties were so lightly binding
men aa now, and there never was a time
when the people of all parties were so de
termined to wipe out corporation control
of state and national governments and of
the law-making bodies. If opposition to
the Roosevelt plan Is suocessful the re
publican party Is liable to be disrupted and
a new party formed Chat will sweep the
country like a whirlwind. It seems bard
for the railroad political manipulators to
realise this, but they had better -take eed
of the approaching atorm and set out of
Columbus Telegram: It is against the
public sentiment that the railroad political
agents are working so hard. They have
gone into the newspaper business on a
gigantic scale. From an eastern city they
are shipping each week to thousands of
country newspapers special supplements to
be run in the country sheets. These supple
ments are delivered at the country editor's
office without a penny of expense to him.
The great express companies are in league
with the railroad political agenta, snd
they carry the packages to the country
editor without money and without price.
These supplements are Innocent-looking
news sheets, but a careful reading will
show that the supplements each week con
tain one or mors articles attacking Presi
dent Roosevelt and all others who favor
government control of railroad rates. Sev
eral of these supplements are being re
ceived by country newspapers In this part
of Nebraska. The Telegram la surprised
that any Nebraska editor could be caught
by such bait.
ONLY THE PRESIDEKT PA VS.
Provision Made for Traveling; Ex.
, nenses of Other Officials.
New York Sun.
The United States makes liberal allow
ance for the traveling expenses of every
senator, representative and territorial dele
gate in congress. The government pays
for their junkets, their funeral cars, their
committee tours. It is so generous that
several eminent statesmen hoped confi
dently to be transported to the Philippines
anl entertained there free of cost when
tbe first Invitations for the Taft expedition
of last summer were Issued. And yet the
president Is expected to foot the bills when
be is called from one side of the continent
to the other on the nation's business!
Every commissioner, clerk, special agent,
every Inspector of red tape, every officer
of ths army snd navy, every stenographer
snd watchman, every soldier and aallor
who moves about on government concerns
charges his railway fares, sleeping car
tickets, hotel bills, to a government ac
count. Even tho gratuities that govern
ment employes dispense for personal serv
ice when they are away from home are
charged up against the government. But
when tho president answers the demands
of his employers and responds to their in
vitations to visit and meet thorn, he is told
that ha must dip into his private bank
account and defray for himself the charges
No servant of the people does work mora
difficult or performs duties more Important
than does the president when he leaves ths
capital to visit the voters In their homes.
Frequent trips of the chief magistrate to
the .remotest sections of the nation have
become as necessary as many other tasks
that are laid on him by custom and habM.
He should not be called on to pay for them
out of his own pocket He should, travel
In a federal train, the best that the car
builders' art can build, at federal expense.
. The Fifty-ninth congress should provide
I for a president's train and traveling ex
Secretary Hitchcock will recommend In
his annual report the abolishing of land
j office receivers, which will save the gov
ernment $250,000 a year.
Elmer Dover, secretary of the republican
national committee and formerly with Mr.
Hanna, Is to go Into business In New Tork.
with a view to retiring from the service of
Prof. Ooldwln Smith, the venerable Can
adian publicist, believes that as an en
couragement to matrimony two votes
should be given to every married man. He
Is very fond of children, who In turn lavish
their affection on him.
The sultan of Turkey owns mors than
200 bicycles, some with gold and silver
mountings. It la aald that he could earn
a good salary as a .trick rider. He also
has k weakness for motor cars and grand
James Oraham Phelps Stokes, who re
cently married Miss Rose Harriet Pastor,
has Just purchased Watte Island, near
Stamford, C?-r... andwill build a summer
homo for himself and bride. The area of
the Island Is four acres.
Six detectives were detailed to guard the
wedding presents showered upon Miss
Stella Wade, daughter of Festus J. Wade,
president of a St. Louis trust company.
She was married a couple of days ago
and the gifts, which came from almost
every country in the world, were valued at
.' Mayor" Patrick J. Boyle has been renomi
nated for a fourteenth term aa mayor of
Newport, R. I. The terms havs been con
secutive exept the year Mayor Boyle was
defeated by Frederlok Prime Garretson.
Last year, in the face of the big pluralities
riven President Roosevelt and Governor
Utter, he defeated his opponent by a plural
'ty of sixty.
The memorial to Thomas B. Reed Is as
sured and the committee In Portland. Me.,
una now or tne tuna in sight. Among
the contributors are ex-I'reeldent Drover
Cleveland, ex-Qovernor Black, ex-Governor
Odell, ex-Vice President Morton, General
A. Q. MoCook, Colonel A. G. Paine, Con
gressman Llttauer and Mayor McClellan of
New York, Senator Crane and ex-Congressman
Walker of Massachusetts, Congress
man Hill of Illinois and Henry H. Rogers.
It Is said of Albert Gallatin of Sacra
mento, Cal., who has Just died, that he
conceived and first carried out ths modern
method of the long distance transmission
of electric energy for power and light by
carrying electricity to his city, twenty-two
miles, from water power at Folsom. It
Is claimed that when he carried this power
to run tho street car service of Sacramento
he was the pioneer, and until he made a
success of It the scheme was looked upon
Louis XIV had Just announced: "I am
the state." ,
"Then." responded a courtier, "your
majesty Is North Carolina and I am South
Herewith the monarch was compelled to
et 'cm up again. New York Bun.
Maudle I've been having a lot of fun
with Jack Cummon flirting with him
madly. He'll propose tonight, and I'll say
no. Such a joke.
Oracle I'll tell you how to get a bigger
Joke on him.
Maudle How T
Grade Bay yes. Cleveland Leader.
Rivers-What have you got that' string
tied around your finger for?
Brooks Hy George, I'm glad you men
tioned it! That's to remind me to ask you
for the fiver I lent you a month ago. Chi
"I can't see why May likes to havs Reg
gie about so much."
"Guess you haven't mixed with Reggie
much of late, have you?"
"He's getting real mannish." Houston
Knicker How do you pronounce the name
of the new king of Norway?
Bocker Put the brakes on your auto
New York Sun.
"Can you lay this carpet so the children
won't wear it out V
"Where shall I put it, madam oa the
roof ?" Harper's Basar. ,
Suitor Now that I've invested my for
tune In your insurance company, I wish t
sneak to you on .the suujeot of your
Magnate You can't have her. You're too
careless about money matters. Cleveland
Rev. Dr. Fourthly, In reading tbe' I
Ing lesson, came to this paauta:
"Resist the devil, and he will flee from
Here !: paused.
"Wo learn from this, brethren," he said,
"that a great many men are worse than tho
devil. Trie more you resist them the harder
they fight you." Chicago Tribune. ,
Kansas Ctt.v Times, f
We all, sometimes, would like to cuss
Don't do It.
Profanity ne'er helped a muss r
Don't do it.
You may be r".i. ou may be blue
When things go all awry for you, '
But giving up will never do
Don't do It. j
At times .you'd like to go gel drunk ,
Don't do '.t.
It's when the world looks like a "bunc"
Don't do it.
Things cannot alwas come your way;
We all get setbacks in life's fray,
But giving up the tlxlil don't pay
Don't do it.
There's nnthina In this losing heart '
Ikin't do it.
The darkest clou ts must some day part
lxn't do it. .
go smile, e'en though It's just a bluff:
Iou't quit: there, i have prmu-liot cuvugsi
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