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dally letter from .borne. Ad-
dress will be changed as often aa
General Trepoff Is the latest to dis
cover the Ineffectiveness of eleventh
hour ponveraiooB.
From later appearances lu New York
those red flog- labels niunt have been
placed on the wrong candidates.
The new "rough rider" governor of
Oklahoma will make few mistakes If
he will Just follow the lead of "the
The arrest of election officers In Phila
delphia Indicates that the reformers' of
the Quaker City are not "reformers for
office only." ., '
The Nebraska democrat who can see
"the tide turning" and the "democratic
ship coming In" must be equipped with
telescopic lenses In his eyes.
"Utien American ships arrive at San
Domingo the rule against taking war
material to the island will probably
be revoked for a short time.
Russian sailors who mutinied at
Crons(adt doubtless desired to maintain
the dignity of the navy by showing that
tt e)uld fight under some conditions.
With a wireless telegraph operator In
I Porto Rico catching messages from New
York not Intended for him the day of
international eavesdropping la certainly
at hand.
. The Junior yellow that plratea all Its
news is to be credited at least with ex
ercising discrimination in stealing its
election returns. It took Its figures
bodily from The Bee.
Secretary Taft Is said to be securing
data on the canal gone for his annual
report; but It In safe to say he Is also
learning something about how to build
the tig ditch In a hurry.
With Taffs advice to Ohio and Roofs
congratulation to Mayor Weaver It can
no longer be thought that the present
administration is any respecter of "graf
ters," when It knows the facts.
Hurry up with that trolley line to
Bel lev ue and Fort Crook. Uncle Sam's
twdy guards would like to come to town
occasionally if they knew they could
get back to their barracks by midnight
The democrats always carry Ohio
when It does them no good. The next
terlslsture will not elect a United States
senator and Ohio will not "be debatable
ground In the national campaign year
Attorneys for the Water board would
be. In better shape to charge appraisers
with absorbing $3,0U) without rendering
any equivalent if the members of the
board had emulated the example of Guy
C. Barton by declining to draw their
Our amiable popocratlc contemporary
threatens to resurrect the Rockefeller
bogle for the ueit election and there
after Indefinitely. If It works as It has
this time it will take about two years
more to obliterate the democratic vote
lu Nebraska completely.
Assistant City Attorney llerdman ex
pressed great satisfaction at the state
capital with the use of the voting ma
chines In Douglns county, but for some
reason not yet explained, the candidates
on the democratic ticket do not concur
with Mr. IlerduMM. From their point
of view the voting machlue W a reaper
aai thresher combined.
The private car lines have definitely
declared that they are not subject to
the control of the Interstate Commerce
cnintulRnion and consequently are out
side the operation of existing statutes
j relntlng to Interstate commerce regula
tion. They averted this lWore the
commission begun its investigation of
the relations between the private car
lines and the railroads, and they have
now made It an Issue by the refusal of
officials of the private car lines to answer
questions put to them on the grqund
that the commission had no authority
to make the inquiries because the pri
vate car lines are not engaged in inter
state commerce.
It Is possible that the courts would,
on technical grounds, sustain this con
tention. As the private car lines pre
sent the matter they apparently are
not directly engaged in interstate com
merce. While they own cars which
are employed In transportation between
the states, these are leased to the rail
rond companies, a mileage rate being
charged for their use, Apart from this
the private car companies charge ship
pers for the use of the cars and In
regard to this they are entirely Inde
pendent, enjoying a complete monopoly
which enables them to exact whatever
charge they please for the service ren
deredwhich means, of course, all that
the traffic will benr. Such being the
case, it is obvious that there may be
unreasonable rates, rebates, discrimina
tion and other abuses, due to the private
car lines rather than to the railroads.
This is the troublesome and some
what perplexing feature of the situa
tion with which congress will have to
deal. The contention which the private
car lines now make may have Home
Justification. Terhnps being only In
directly engnged in Interstate commerce
their claim Is tlint they are not now
engaged In If at all they mny not be
subject to the law ns it stands. That
Is a question for Judicial determination.
But there can be no reasonable doubt
thnt it is within the power of congress
to say thnt these private car lines shall
be, regarded as engaged In Interstate
commerce and thus subjected to the
statutes regulating such commerce. It
cannot be admitted that private com
panies mny be organized to carry on a
regular system of transportation be
tween the states, establishing whnt rates
they please for the service and prac
ticing discriminations contrary to law,
without being subject to any restraints
or control or regulation. To concede
that would be to give warrant for mo
noioly with the privilege of unre
stricted abuses. The private car lines
are unquestionably engaged in inter
state commerce. The cars of these lines
transport products letween the states
and the fact that they are leased to the
railroads does not affect, the character
of their service, t They should be sub
ject to national regulation .and there Is
reason to believe that congress will do
The victory of District Attorney
Jerome of New York, who made an In
dependent campaign for re-election, is
a striking illustration of what may be
accomplished by a public official of
proved Integrity, fidelity and courage
In the performance of his duty. Re
jected for re-uomluatlon by the party
with which he had always been affili
ated, for the reason that he had been
faithful to his trust, Mr. Jerome ap
pealed to the people to endorse him on
the ground that he had been tyue to
their Interests and had earnestly and
honestly endeavored to enforce the laws.
There rallied to his support republicans,
dfmocrat8 and independents and for
four years more the office of district
attorney of New York will be filled by a
man having the ability and the courage
to do his duty, regardless of persons or
political Influence.
The re-election of Jerome Is a gratify
ing circumstance in the encouragement
it should give to men occupying public
positions to honestly and faithfully per
form the duties devolved uion them.
The people can very generally be relied
upon to recognize the worth and re
ward such public servants. The re
election of Jerome Is no less a tribute
to the good sense of the people who
voted for him than It Is to his own
Sun Francisco Is said to be the most
politically corrupt and socially immoral
city In the country. For several years
the municipal administration has been
in the coutrol of meu who are alleged
to have been utterly unscrupulous and
guilty of the most flagrant disregard of
the public Interests and morals. Ac
cording to some of the newspapers of
thut city there has been systematic
graft under the present officials and
social iniquity and demoralization have
steadily Increased. The mayor lias been
charged with violations of law and other
delinquencies of the gravest character.
A fusion of republicans and demo
crats was effected for the purpose of
reforming municipal affairs, but it wus
utterly routed by the forces In control
of the city administration, the mayor
being re-eiected by a iarge majority.
If all that has been said regurdlng the
bad conditions In San Francisco Is true,
this renewed endorsement of the men
responsible for the state of affairs may
lie expected to result In Increased po
litical and social demoralization. It is
a situation which seems to bode no
good for the metropolis of the Pacific.
It" cannot be expected that the city will
attract capital and population with such
conditions as are said to exist there.
San Francisco ought to le one of the
nnHt progressive cities in the laud, but
It cannot advance as It should unless It
bus good goverutneut and this Is not
promised by the result of Tuesday's
election. It Is to be regretted that the
movement there for municipal reform
was defeated.
For the last eight years sheriffs of
Douglas county have been drawing 45
cents per day for serving two meals to
each prisoner confined In the county
Jail, while the city pays only 16 cents
per day for two meals served to each
prisoner confined In the police station.
Against this flagrant abuse The Bee has
time and again remonstrated, but for
some reason the county commissioners
have turned a deaf ear to the complaint
and the sheriff graft has been kept up
with great regularity, whether we had
a republican sheriff or a democratic
sheriff, a democratic board or a repub
lican board.
There is absolutely no excuse for con
tinuing this graft. There Is no reason
why the county should pay nearly three
times as much for feeding prisoners as
the city is paying and, although the
maximum rate for feeding county pris
oners Is 45 cents per day, there is noth
ing In the statute to prevent the county
board from reducing the rate or from
letting the feeding of prisoners by con
tract from year to year Just as the city
has been doing.
The law fixes the salary of sheriff at
$2,500 a year, and that la presumed to
be his entire Income for services ren
dered. Ills Income from feeding pris
oners Is more than double the salary
allowance, but unlike the fees for serv
ing papers In civil suits, which are
charged up to the litigants, the cost of
feeding prisoners Is charged up to the
So long as the Board of County Com
missioners was composed of four demo
crats and one republican and the sheriff
was also democratic the abolition of the
county Jail graft was out of the ques
tion. After the political complexion of
the board had been revised at the begin
ning of the present year It was pre
sumed the abuse would be stopped. The
argument against breaking up the sys
tem was, however, that It would not be
practicable or politic to Inaugurate the
reform in the middle of the year. While
we have never been able to see the logic
of this plea, the approaching end of the
year and the Impending change of ad
ministration in the sheriff's office pre
sents the opportune time for a change
of policy.
With an unknowable floating debt, es
timated at $200,000, hanging over the
county, it Is the manifest duty of the
county board to abolish slnecureu and
to introduce reforms that will place the
affairs of the county on a business basis.
The National Hardware and American
Hardware Manufacturing associations,
now In session at Washington, have
some bard nuts to crack. The rank and
file of these associations fa for President
Roosevelt's railroad regulation program.
This is especially true of the dealers In
light hardware, but the heavy hardware
men, who for the most part enjoy spe
cial privileges, do not want a disturb
ance of existing conditions that would
deprive them of cut cutlery rates and
bar them from bnr iron rebates, hence
they are opposed to any expression by
the associations on such an Intricate
subject as regulation of railroad rates
by a square deal.
The appeal of the Auditorium direc
tory to public-spirited citizens for addi
tional 1 contributions to enable them to
complete the building and pay off the
debt should meet with liberal response.
The Bee would, however, suggest that
the first 8,000 donated for this purpose
be devoted to the completion of the roof
of that structure according to the orig
inal plana, for a tile covering instead of
weatherboards covered with tar and
felt, which not only disfigures the build
ing, but exposes It constantly to de
struction by fire. A fireproof building
with a firetrap roof Is certainly an an
omaly. Nebraska popocrdcy. Is being consoled
by Its chief organ over lta signal defeat,
with the assurance that "although the
populist party hag disintegrated and a
portion of Its following has quietly re
turned to the republican side, the demo
cratic vote shows a loyalty that Is grati
fying and full of hope for the future."
This reminds us of the man singing
while passing through the graveyard
Just to keep bis courage up.
For the first time In many yeara there
will be no tedious and expensive re
count of the ballots In Douglas county,
there will be no watch dogs guarding
the vaults of the county clerk to protect
the ballot boxes and lawyers who .make
their living out of contested elections
will have hard sledding from now on.
Well posted South Omaha politicians
are said to be willing to wager that
fully 6,000 voters will be registered in
the spring campaign. But we are will
lug to wager doughnuts to dimes that
there are not more thari 5,000 men In
South Omaha qualified to register for
next sprlug's election right now.
The fact that the rumored election
of Hearst caused a flurry on Wall street
may not mean that stock speculators
count on the friendly offices of Tam
many; but people will naturally look at
It In that light.
The fact that the anti-Jewish riots
In Bessarabia were immediately stopped
upon the receipt of orders from St.
Petersburg nhould show Count Witte
and his advisers where puutshment
should begin.
Secretary Hitchcock announces his
Intention of proceedlug against persons
who secured land from the Indiana In
the Indian territory without giving value
received. Perhaps, In the course of
time, the movement may reach Ne
braska reservations.
If the paving Intersection tiouds are
really defented Omaha will still have an
other chance at the spring municipal
election to vote them through in time
for the opening of the next paving
After the Kaork, Work.
Washington Post.
As" soon as they had finished the job of
making history. Russian workmen will
probably return to the factories and re
sume the making of commodities for the
It Wae Loaded.
Portland Oregonlan.
The news that the csar lias granted a
new constitution created so much enthusi
asm that thirty-seven were killed and
eighty-one wounded in Odessa. Evidently
the new constitution Is one of the loade
Keep It Dark.
, ' Minneapolis Journal.
The Interstate Commerce commission's
final heating In the refrigerating cases
came to a sudden end when the chief wit
nesses refused to answer. Don't give the
commission any more power. It might find
out something.
Justice as a Time Killer.
Washington Post.
The Interstate Commerce commission has
decided a ' caso pending between Texas
cattle shippers and the Chicago Stock
Yards company since The commission
Is almost reckless nt times under the In
fluence of the prevailing speed mania epi
demic. Progressive Education.
Baltimore American.
A Western Unlverslfv la mlnn lh. Anllo
newspapers as text books and requiring
io siuay mem aa such. It Is
quite an encouraging sign of progressiva
education when contemporary history, the
great Issues of the day and the political
changes which are making and unmaking
nations, are regarded as worthy of as se
rious study as tho ponquests of Alexander
or the doings of ancient Rome. Our own
times may be too near to us to seem heroic,
as one of our poets says, but they ought
not to be too near to be Interesting, espe
cially as history Is making now which is
going to Influence the destinies of the world
for generations to come.
As I n promising Otitlook.
Washington Post.
Major General Alnsworth In his annual
report says that desertions from the army
will continue "to be excessive until there
shall have been a radical change of senti
ment toward the army and until the de
serter shall come te be regarded as the
criminal that he Is, to be ostracised and
hunted down as relentlessly as any other
transgressor of the laws." The outlook
U not promising for the reform that Gen
eral Alnsworth wants. The average Amer
ican loves the soldier In time of war and
would probably Join in a chase for him if
he should desert in the face of an enemy,
but he rather feels sorry for the soldier in
time of peace and is Inclined to congratu
late him when he gets out of the army,
whatever methods he employs In so doing.
It is wrong, of course, for the public to
take that view of the soldier's obligations
to his country in time of peace, but the
fact that aucb view Is commonly held may
fcs well be accepted by General Alnsworth
and other army officials.
The Square. Deal Llnlngr I p Against
Special Privilege.
Kansas City Star.
Reliable Information from Washington
promises that the rate issue will be
squarely presented to congress soon after
the convening of that body. The square
deal members of the senate committee on
Interstate commerce will prepare a bill em
bodying the president's views, and tfcls bill
be reported as a minority measure even If
the majority should be In favor of a bill
dictated by the railroads. In either event
the president s policy will go before tue
senate early In the session.
It Is especially Interesting to note that
the president does not presume to dictate
the phraseology of the bill, nor even Us
exact terms; but he hopes, through his
recommendation in his annual message and
through those members of the Interstate
commerce committee who are In accord
with him, to have his Ideas of rate ad
justment satisfactorily embodied In a bill.
He understands that all legislation is to
some extent a compromise. There are dif
ferences of opinion, on minor points, among
those who are heartily supporting the
president's general proposition.
But the line will be clearly drawn be
tween the people's policy and the policy of
tha railroads. There will be no confusion
on this point. It will be the square deal
against special privilege, and the country
will note with extraordinary interest the
alignment of Its senators.
Efficient Management of the Repub
lican Campaign in Nebraska.
Lincoln Star.
We want to commend, an all thinking
republicans will feel like commending, the
good sense and efficiency with which tha
republican campaign in this state haa been
managed. Chairman Warner and his ad
visers deserve well of the party. They have
made a wise, careful, effective fight, and
and they have made It broadly for the
Interest of the whole party.
It has not been a showy, spectacular
canvass. The excellence of the work of the
state organisation rests largely upon this
fact. There has been no obtrusive rushing
to and fro, no foaming at the mouth, no
aimless striking In the air, no playing to
the grandstand nothing but Just good
sense and hard work; work with a pur
pose and expenditure of energy on definite
points that . really counted. The plan of
campaign was conceived on an Intelligent
knowledge of the conditions which actually
Chairman Warner, from the first has
bent every energy to perfect a genuine party
organization, which should reach out and
join hands not only with the various
county and other local organizations, but
also with veritable party workers In every
school and road district within the boun
daries of Nebraska, to the end thai the
mass of voters might be reached and In
fluenced to go to the polls. How efficiently
the plan was conceived and executed Is
shown by the election returns. It is re
markable that such a large portion of the
party strength, and so evenly in the voting
precincts, should have been polled under
the conditions of over-confidence, of lack
of general Interest and of preoccupation
with business, which have prevailed. It is
good work, guod politics, long-headed man
agement. But this Is not all. The campaign closes
with the party organisation brought up to
date and In a slate of efficiency, so as to
be a basis for the big contest of next year,
Involving a full state ticket, the legislature
which chooses a Vnited States senator,
county tickets and the congressmen In all
the districts, a contest of preliminaries of
which will be on almost as sunn as the
count of Tuesday's election Is off. Chair
man Warner's work Is an Important asset
for the party la the coming contest,
Jeley slleee of the Fat of the land
Passed Around.
New York Evening Tost.
An Atchison official told the Interstate
Commerce commission thst there was only
one kind of war In the railroad business
a rate war. The annual report of the
Burlington now at hand, certainly suggests
a quarrel of another kind the purchase of
that property by the Northern raelflc In
1901, and the long struggle over the owner
ship of tho Northern Taclflc Itself. It was
distinctly a war over ownership. Some
times a road Is purchased for Its earn
ing power and again It is taken over by a
larger system to prevent rate disturbances.
In 1!U. the Turlington wss highly respected
for its earning power and greatly feared as
a factor In making or undoing rates. The
same conditions exist today.
The Burlington not only serves the rich
est corn and wheat territory between Chi
cago and Ienver, but has plans for enter
ing lines Into undeveloped Sections. Whnt
tha Burlington connections with the Greot
Northern and Northern Pacific mean Is
evident from a comparison of gross earn
ings for im with ism. In the two years,
aross earnings Increased from t5O.0Sl.9SS
to 162.538.879. 36 per cent. But Instead of
paying dividends of (I
000 stock, the earning power of the Burilng-
on now taxed wtlh interest charges on
IC15.2J3.000, 4 per cent collateral trust bonds.
ii is true that the bonds were Issued by
the Great Northern
ciflc Jointly ftnd th atopic
deposited as security; but In substance.
dividend charges against the
Burlington were transformed Into 18,600,009
fixed charges. If it shnnlri hnMn un
reason oranothr, that Burlington could not
pay the tS.AOO.OOO interest chargesln 1894.
when gross earnings dropped off SC.3T6.O0O,
or 26 per cent, net earning .
only. tS,3K3,00O-lt can easily be Imagined
..mi me ureat Northern and the Northern
Taclflc would refuse to do so.
But while net Income gmmniri
13,869,509 for 190?, tl3.5;8.837 was reported
last year, leaving n , u
of H.969,926. This sum Is equal to 5 per
lem on tne stock of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Qulncy railway, the company formed
to take over the old Chicago. Burlington
Qulncy Railroad company. Gross earn
ings were the largest In the history of the
system, showing an increase of tT,000 over
1904. This Incresse follows a gain of t?,590 -000
In 1901, and t8.843,000 In 1903. That the
Burlington suffered In common with many
roads from the trade reaction. Is evident
from the fact that freight earnings de
creased 788,104. The gain of $1,383,670 In
passenger earnings Indicates to a remark
able degree the prosperous condition of
the territory served. In 1904 freight
earnings made up 68 per cent of gross
earnings, and passenger 22.2 per cent,
r 1906, Income from freight con
tributed only 66Vi per cent of total gross,
while earnings from the passenger depart
ment accounted for 24 per cent. The bal
ance sheet for the year Just closed showed
an Increase In cash of from $fi,fi06,02g to
$9,297,617. In the place of the $9,130,690 cur
rent liabilities reported In 1903 appeared
an increase of $14. 462,000 in bonded debt,
Judging from the Income account, and bal
ance sheet for 1906, the Burlington would
prove a formidable rival should the con
templated extensions be constructed.
President's Proclamation "Fall of
Live Ideas and Felicitous Phrases."
Chicago Tribune.
Considered merely as a piece of writing
the president's Thanksgiving day proclama
tion la a pleasant change from the dry style
that usually obtains In such announcements.
Mr. Roosevelt has again found an oppor
tunity to cut away from the old order of
things. Instead of a mere conventional an
nouncement, his proclamation Is a clear,
concise piece of English, full of live Ideas
and felitlcious phrases. It is more than
this. The president has put some of kis
own personality Into It. The nature of
the message did not kill the effectiveness
of his ideas or the maner in which he ex
pressed them.
One example that cannot fall to strike 1
even the casual reader as evidence of the I
president's grasp of national situations Is j
that In which, after alluding to the fact '
that usage has made naiinn.i n.i v,n j 1
- . . -iiu umiuvvtiu
the Thanksgiving day of our early settlers,
he says! "We live in easier and more plen
tiful times than our forefathers and yet
me c-angers of national life are quite
as great now as at any previous time in
our history. It Is eminently fitting that '
once a year our people' should set aside;
a day for praise and thanksglvlng-man- j
fully acknowledge tholr shortcomings, and
pledge themselves solemnly and In good ',
faith to strive to overcome them." Tho j
nature of these "dangers to national life"
are described bluntly and with effect. "The
foes from whom we should pray to be de- '
live red are our own passions, appetites '
and follies; and against these there Is al
way need that we should war."
The president's words here are not mere
platitudes. They tell of a vital fact and
urge a vital war. A country's ruin may
come from the Inside, as well as from for
eign foes. It Is high time tu give ear to and
heed such words as the president uses In his
plea that the people In rendering thanks
"for the manifold belsslng of the last year
consecrate themselves to a life of cleanli
ness, honor and wisdom, so that this nation
may do Its allotted work on the earth In a
manner worthy of those who founded It and
those who preserved it."
Popular Demand for Rate Regulation
Must Be Heeded.
Washington Ppst.
There Is no mistaking the paramount
issue that will be presented to the Fifty
ninth congress. It Is the president's policy
of regulating the freight rates of rail
roads engaged In Interstate commerce. The
people are with the president In the fight.
Of that there is very small room for doubt,
and the people are a power In this country
of ours.
When congress gets down to business
an "administration" bill will be fetched
Into the house of representatives, and that
body will puss It with Its usual expedition,
though It will not be jammed through as It
was last session. The bill will go to the
senate, and then the tug of war will como.
president will have but one anxiety
mucrt can I get out of the senste? The
senate will have but one cause to walk Lh4
floor what is the leant the president will
put ud with?
There will be a long debate, and the case
will be presented from every possible point
of view lu constitutionality. Its utility, its
necessity, and so on; but the people are
supporting the president, and in the lust
analysis the people legislate In our coun
try. The president has been reinforced by
Philander C. Knox, lately attorney general
and now senator from Pennsylvania. Mr.
Knox conducted for the government the
famous "merger" litigation, and got the
Judgment. It is true that It wss a rather
small mouse the mountain brought forth
then, but there was a mouse, and that was
the Important thing.
If the president is going to gut no more
out of this rate proposition than the octo
pus lost in the "merger case," the game Is
not worth the candle. He is Just now
the most popular man In the world, and
he should have struck for his policy sooner.
There Is no evidence that his popularity Is
waning, but the honeymoon la about past;
by' lapse of time.
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Minneapolis Journal: Above the roar of
partisan triumph and the screams of par
tisan defeat you may notice that the gov
ernment at Washington still stands.
Kansas City Star: The most hopeful sign
In the political lire of the nation Is thst
the people are not only thinking for them
selves, but that they nlso have the cournge
to act as they think, regardless of party
Indianapolis News: Having learned that
Mr. Gorman had "staked his political fu
ture" on the success of his constitutional
amendment, the Maryland voters naturally
proceeded to defeat the amendment forth
with. Chicago Tribune: Mayor McClellan Iihs
been re-elected nnd Mr. Hearst defeated.
In one sense the victor is the loser and
the defeated candidate Is the one who has
occasion to congratulate himself. The
presidential possibilities of Mayor McClel
lan have melted Into thin air. The man
who can barely carry his own city with
the solid support of Tammany against an
Impromptu candidate, the leader of motley
and unorganized forces, Is not the man
whom a national party will select as Its
standard bearer.
Chicago News: Popular resentment
against the Infamous Pennsylvania repub
lican ring accomplished splendid results In
Philadelphia. The reform movement
headed by Mayor Weaver administered a
crushing defeat to the gang heretofore
ruling that city. Not only that, but the
state republican machine has been over
whelmed by a tidal wave of popular senti
ment which converted a normal republican
majority of 300,000 or more Into a demo
cratic plurality of 75.000 for the head of the
state ticket. ' The defeat of the heretofore
invulnerable Penrose ring, coupled with
the uprising of Independent voters in New
York, can scarcely fall to have a mo
mentous effect upon the future of American
Murmur of the Leaves a Perpetual
Requiem for Morton.
Portland Oregon lan.
Saturday an ex-president of the United
States Journey half way across the conti
nent to do honor to his dead friend. The
dispatches tell of Mr. Cleveland's remarks
at the unveiling of the monument to his
cabinet officer at Arbor Lodge, near Ne
braska City, In the state Mr. Morton loved
so well and for which he did so much.
J. Sterling Morton was one of a band of
young men who settled In Nebraska fifty
years ago. Others were Dr. Gorge L,, Mil
ler, veteran tdltor of the Omaha Herald;
A. J. Poppleton, for years general counsel
of the Union Pacific, and J. M. Woulworth, '
at one time president of the American Bar j
association. It has been said of these four
that they molded the young prairie state
Into lines of greatness and usefulness. This
is true; but the work of lasting effect was
Mr. Morton's.
There Is no doubt the ambition of the
young Michigan immigrant was to re n re
sent his adopted state in the United States .
senate, but the fates willed otherwise. The
prairie state looked too good to the thou
sands of veterans of the civil war who
enjoyed the benefits of the homestead law
to let a democrat fill the office, and Mr.
Morton turned to better things.
Arbor day was his conception, and "Plant
a tree" his motto. It was uphill work at
first, but he strove with cheerful perti
nacity. In season and out of season, until
the day was recognised by law and ob
served even by the least of school children.
One is never out of sight of a school
house In Nebraska; and by the same token,
one Is never out of sight of the work of
Mr. Morton.
J. Sterling Morton needs no monument.
They are swsying in the breezes from sum
mer 'round till spring on the prairies front
Bed Willow north to the L'eau i)ut Court,
from the Papilllon to beyond the Dismal.
In the winter they break the blasts that
would chill the marrow; In the summer
they temper the fiery draughts that would
burn the substance. And no rounded,
periods of ponderosity are more eloquent
than the murmur of tha leaves.
What Show Have Laymen?
Washington Post.
A will written by a former chief justice
of the supreme court of Pennsylvania has
just been declared void because he failed
to comply wnn certain legal formalities.
There's an old adage about the kind of a
client a man has when he acts as his own
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A young lady who got Into the Carnegie
heroism class objects to the notoriety; but
to endure this, too, Is one of the trials of
Congressman Uttlefield of Maine, has
dissolved his law partnership with his
brother, nid It is said he will shortly move
to New York City to practice law. ,
The Erie railroad company has raised a
monument on the spot, at Deposit, N. Y.,
where "0 years ago ground was first broken
for the construction of the road, and It
will be dedicated next Frldsy with elaborate
School authorities everywhere should
follow the example of New Haven, where
A tobacco dealer, whose shop Is located near
a public school, has been arrested for sell
ing to minors. Cigarettes, It has been
found, make small boys stupid.
James Stillman, the New York banker,
has established a new record as patron of
opera, having obtained for the coming
(.eason two parterre boxes for a total of
101 performances, which, at the rate of
$100 a performance, makes a total output
on the part of the banker of $10,100 for the
pleasure of witnessing grand opera from
the "diamond horseshoe."
Oscar Hunt, one of the Carlisle football
team. Is an Indian millionaire. He Is from
Oklahoma and has been at .Carlisle for
somo months. When the government
bought' land from the Indians the Hunt
family had a great deal to sell and Oscar
found hlniBelf owner of seven figures. His
teammates call him "Heap Big Money Chief,
head of the Spondullx." He Is studiously
Inclined and off the gridiron wears glasses.
When Ellhu Root, new secretary of state.
was at coilege his classmates rebelled
against their German professor and with
drew In a body. They remained cut for
two months, during which timo Root went
on with his studies. When they returned,
convinced that ? they: btd been in ei-ror.
they gave young Elthu the nickname of ,
"Square Root," which stuck to him for.'
many a day. The refusal to desert work
has been one of his distinguishing char
acteristics ail through life.
The Senior I'm due to turn In a thesis
subject this week, and I simply can't decide
on one.
Her Sophomore Sister How would the
molecular energy of fudge do? ruck.
"That boy of yours has made a tremen
dous hit In the college eleven," said the
"-yes," said Farmer Illppendyke, "but
I notice when he writes home, for money
that his spellin' hnsn t Improved a durned
bit." Kecord-Herald.
Nell Mr. dayman has proposed to so
many girls I'm surprised he hasn't asked
you to marry him.
Belle Huh! 1 guess he knows better.
Nell Of course, hut none of them will
have him. Philadelphia Ledger.
"So sorry not to have heard your lec
ture last night," said the loquacious woman.
"I know I missed a treat; everybody
It was great!"
"How did they find outl asked Mr
Frockcost. "The lecture, you know, was
lged 1
postponed. letrolt Free Press.
Mrs. Newliwed You seem to have chan
your opinion of Polkley, Oeorge
usea to can nun a regular cnump.
Mr. Newllwed Yes, I misjudged him. Of
all the fellows I've seen since I came back
from my honeymoon he's the only one
who didn't snicker and sav: "Well, how
do you lllce married life by this time?"
Philadelphia Press.
Keeker Yes. I've heard of Squallnp.- What
kind of a looking man is he?
Nokker He's the kind that's always look
ing at the ceiling through a glass tumbler
Chicago Tribune.
Montreal Star.
Your Henry's fractured, mother dear.
Upon the gridiron sporty;
His feet betwixt the goal posts near,.
At fourteen yards he left an ear,
A collarbone at forty.
A doctor now, with loving care.
His curtilage .Is tacking;
They say he will not miss his hair.
And nearly all his ribs are there.
Though several bones are lacking.
He holds his thorax with a groan.
And says it hurts a little;
His coaches say. In awestruck tone.
They'd not have done it had they known
That Henry was so brittle.
They say that Henry didn't lack
The talent and the training:
At half he was a crackajack
(You couldn't make a quarterback
Of what there Is remaining.)
Alas, he had the proper stuff.
Though rather tall and slender:
And thinigh his fate is sontewhat rnug
'Tis not because the game's tou tough,
But Henry Is too tender. t