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THE OMAHA T)ATTiV BEK: WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 100,".
The Omaha Daily Her
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Pfat of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss. :
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cninplcla co'iles of The Dally. Morning,
F.venlng and Sunday Dec printed during
tha month of October, wai aa fol
7 32,4 IO
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C. C. ROSE WATER,
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
before me this 81st day of October. 1306.
(Heal) M. B. HUNOATE,
WIIEX OIT OP TOWN.
Pabaerlbera leaving; lb city tem
porarily ahowld have The Dee
mailed ( them. It la better than
dally letter from borne. Ad
dreaa will be chaagtd ae often aa
The bars are dow n for the State Bar
association, which Is about to hold Its
innunl mooting here.
At any rate, AmbusHnrtor Thompson
loos not douy that he wrote that letter,
but, on the contrary, he stands pat.
Those "grangers" who voted against
the saloon can not be engaged in raising
train in the neighborhood of Peoria.
Taso; pass; who's got the pass"
beats the "button" game all hollow in
official circles at the Nebraska state
Secretary Hlunv Is to visit Europe,
but he cannot hope to find In Europe a
presidential "boom" like that grown In
It is in the eternal Qtness of things
that the defense of the land-fencing cat
tie barons should be taken up by the
Perhaps the Standard Oil company in
stituted tliut Chicago suit because it
had become tired waiting for Ooiumis
loner CJarfleld's report.
Mr. Whitney of Massachusetts should
accept the Invitation tendered talin by
the voters of the state to retire from
the limelight for a short time at least.
Someone should now be called to tell
what the New York Life Insurance com
panies bought when they paid $10,0)10
annually Into New York campalgu
Senator Piatt says the life Insurance
companies asked no favors from him.
The companies may not have considered
It necessary to ask favors after they
bad paid over the cash.
There is a well-grounded suspicion
ttiat the impure nillk crusade Is fo
mented purely la the Interest of a milk
dealer's trust with a view to squeezing
out the small dairymen.
The division In the senate committee
on Interstate commerce will lie more
marked when the people get a chance,
to say what they think of those oppos
ing the Millcj- of the ptesideut.
Senator Piatt's memory seems to be
lietter than that of Senator Iepew,
something which might naturally be ex
pected when the number of original
funn.vgrams told by the latter Is re
called. A Uncolii man has been named chief
of the fire department of the C'uual lone.
If (inventor Magoon cannot live In Ne-bi-MNka
he is doing the next bent thing
by taking as much of Nebraska with
him as possible.
The fact that the present Board of
County Commissioners can till the va
cancy creatid by the resignation of
County Superintendent Itodwell only un
til the end of the year, which is for a
period of less than six weeks, does uot
teem to head off auy of the applicants.
A alx weeks' public job, with a chance
t reappointment for a year. Is not to
he aurczed at.
As a matter of public conrculem-e, as
wfll as a matter of economy, the county
treasurer should lie given the privilege
of occupying the present apurtuieiit of
the city treasurer, after the consolida
tion of the two offices goes Into effect.
The official occupants of the court bouse
rv notoriously crumped for room and
from a biuines Miitit of view the city
and county nra very much like a inau
and wife. ...
fill '.M7..M; Till. LEalSLA TVKE
When the constitution of Nebraska
was adopted thirty years ago the pop
ulation of the statu did not exceed
300,000 and the one-hundredth merid
ian was the western boundary of its in
habited area. It is acknowledged by
everybody conversant with existing
conditions that the state has outgrown
the constitution many years ago and
many of its provisions have become a
dead letter by reason of necessity that
knows no law.
The chief aim of the framers of the
constitution was to give the common
wealth the most economic government
they could devise. With that end In
view they limited the executive depart
ment to a fixed number of officers and
prohibited any Increase in their num
ber or compensation. In the same
spirit they created a low-salaried Ju
diciary that made the acceptance of a
place on the supreme bench by lawyers
of high capacity a sacrifice. The re
sult has been disastrous to the people
of Nebraska In many ways.
While we art paying only for three
supreme Judges at $2,600 a year, wo
have created a supreme court commis
sion twice as numerous and more than
twice as expensive as the supreme
court, Itself. Instead of confining our
state executive officers to the limits of
the constitution, succeeding legisla
tures have created a horde of execu
tive deputies and deputies of deputies
that have no valid existence under the
constitution, but are drawing more
salary and perquisites than the execu
tives authorized by the constitution
from governor down to superintendent
of schools. While the constitution has
fixod $100,000 as the limit of state
debt, our bonded and floating debt
now exceeds $2,000,000. The consti
tution limited the investment of our
permanent school funds to United
states and state bonds, but, by an elas
tic construction, state warrants, even
when issued in excess of the state debt
limitation, have been Included aa
proper securities for the Investment of
these trust funds.
The Imperative need of n revision of
the constitution was recocnized ten
years ago, when the legislature sub
mitted twelve separate constitutional
amendments, emlntdylng the most sa
lient features of reforms and safeguards
deemed essential for the necessities of
the state. Unfortunately those amend
ments were submitted during the whirl
wind excitement of a national campaign,
in which Nebraska was cyclone center.
The defeat of the proposition for a con
stitutional convention in the presiden
tial election year 1!M4 Is due to the
same causes that defeated the amend
ments in IKitt. Had thee propositions
been submitted nt the general election,
when only state Issues are lefore the
people, they would have been over
The submission of constitutional
amendments or a call for a constitu
tional convention by the next legislature
could not be voted on until 1!K)S, nu
other presidential election rear, and
that would almost Inevitably result in
another postponement of constitutional
reform and the continuance of the reck
less disregard of all constitutional forms
by our people. Manifestly, the proper
time for submitting a series of consti
tutional amendments Is nt the general
election of 106.
The legislature at Its regular session
last winter submitted but one amend
ment, providing for the creation of an
elective railroad commission. Instead
of voting for only one amendment the
people should be given the opportunity
to rote for a down amendments to cure
all the defects of the constitution. This
can le done only by reconvening the
legislature In extra session, when It
would have uo othor business to con
sider. The objections to the reconvening of
the legislature are frivolous. The as
sumption that It would refuse to submit
amendments universally demanded by
the people Is not well grounded. The
great majority of the legislature are men
who are ambitious to gain favor with
the people. They will, not dare to re
fuse the people an opportunity to revise
the organic law In the interest of better
Hie plea that au extra session would
not meet with popular favor on aei-ount
of the expense involved Is groundless.
The cost of a constitutional convention,
if the proMisition had curried, would
have been anywhere from fL'm.om to
$2."h).(XH. The expense of a legislative
session will not exceed fl.Oiaj per day,
and Inasmuch as both houses are or
ganized and no other business would
come before them, the session could
readily be closed within two weeks, or
in any event within twenty da vs. and
$'J(t.OK would be a very low price to pay
for expediting constitutional revision by
POSTAL SKHYICE ESTIMATES.
The postal deficit for the last nscal
year was nearly $1.VkJ,ihh). largely due
to the free rural delivery service. For
the next fiscal year the estimates of
the department are $12,0),ikm iu ex
cels of the appropriations for the cur
rent year, aud aggregate (Ili3,(i00,uu0.
(tf this $M,(K),Ois will go to the rural
delivery service, which is a considerable
increase over the current year. The
rural service Is being steadily extended
aud it is needleas to say will continue
to be as long us there is uncovered
territory having a claim to it. .
The chulrmuu of the house committee
ou iot-tot!lcea and s)ntroals, Representa
tive Ovetntroct, is quoted as saying that
there cuu lie no thought of retrench
ment iu any department of the service
that will lower the present high stand
ard of mall facilities. This, he urges,
must lie maintained even though it
should become necessary to issue bonds
to get the money required to run tl-e
depart mcut. At the same time uotliiu
can be thought of that has In it the
elements of Increased expense, so that
employes in the postal service may as
well give up hoje of having their com
pensation Increased. As to Increasing
salaries it is the opinion of Mr. Over
street that as long as the liooks show a
difference N-tween outlay and Income
legislation looking to salary lucrease
would be business folly. The proba
bility Is that the chairman of the house
committee on postoflices and postroads
will have no difficulty in persuading a
majority of congressmen to accept this
TAKIFF IX THE MESSAGE-
According to the forecasts President
Roosevelt will have something inter
esting to say In his annual message in
regard to the tariff. It is said that
the president will frankly state his own
opinion that there are certain schedules
which call for some modification aud
will express his confidence iu the ability
of congress to deal adequately and ef
ficiently with the subject when the
proper times for such readjustment ar
rives. It is asserted he will say the
subject is so delicate a one that be
deems It best to leave to the discretion
of the legislative body the determination
of the time when such readjustment
shall become imperative aud the ex
tent to which the modifications, when
undertaken, shall go.
It would seem that a position of this
kind on the part of the president must
prove satisfactory to the Industrial and
business Interests of the country. Mr.
Roosevelt could with entire propriety, of
course, recommend tariff revision, or
Indicate particular schedules which in
his Judgment could be modified without
Injury to the industries affected. He
prefers, however, according to the state
ment of his position, to leave the whole
matter to the representatives of the
people In congress, who are fully com
petent to deal with it as the luterests
and welfare of the country require. Hie
overwhelming republican majority In
the house of the fifty-ninth congress la
very conclusive evidence of popular
satisfaction with republican policies
and notably with the party's tariff
policy, which was not neglected In the
last national cnmpalgn. Tills fact has
undoubtedly been given due considera
tion by the president.
Mr. Roosevelt Is doubtless also Influ
enced by the fact that there Is no general
demand nt present for n modification or
revision of the tariff. With all the In
dustries of the country in active opera
tion and labor well employed, the large
majority of the people do not desire
any action which would tend to disturb
nnd unsettle those conditions, which
promise to be long continued. The
tariff agitation in Massachusetts, where
both parties favor revision, by no means
reflects general sentiment. Mr. Roose
velt, It appears evident, has not been
in the least Influenced by' lti
If the president's jHwition In regard
to the tariff Is correctly reported wo
think there will be very general agree-1
mefnt that it Is wisely taken. Demo
cratic opponents of protection will of
course assail It aud it is possible they
will find a few allies among the more
radical republican "rcadj listers," but
the sincere friends of American Indus
tries and labor will heartily approve it.
It means that our unprecedented In
dustrial and commercial activity Is to
be allowed to go on uudioturliod and
that the great army of labor employed
In the Industries Is to continue at work
with undiminished compensation.
PLEA FOR THE PHlLlPPiytS.
Secretary Taft's address at Kansas
City is a plea for the Philippines that
la very likely to make a strong impres
sion upon all who believe with him
that the islands must remain ours for
au indefinite time and that our duty
is to do all that la possible for their
development and prosperity. The sec
retary of war called attention to the
act applying tbe coustwlse laws to the
Philippines and to the tariff ou the
products of tbe islands. Iu regard to
the former he urged that it would not
prove helpful to the American merchant
marine, while as to the latter he argued
that it is uot necessary to the protection
of our domestic sugar and tobacco In
dustries. Iu support of this view Mr.
Taft presented instructive statistics.
Front these It appears that the Uuited
States has been expending 3 cents for
sugar from the Philippines every time
it spends a dollar for Cuban sugar. In
regard to the possibilities of future com
petition Mr. Taft held that there was
no danger to the home industry to be
apprehended. As to tobacco, noue I
now exported commercially from the
Philippines to the United States aud the
quality of the tolmooo grown in the
islands Is such that It can uever sue
cessruuy compete wtut me American
What Secretary Taft Is seeking to ac
complish Is the extension of the coast
wise act three years ls?yond the time
now provided for It to go Into effect, or
until July 1, 1000, and a reduction of
the duty on sugar and tobacco from
"5 per cent to 25 per cent of the Dlngley
rates, other Philippine products to come
into this country free. Mr. Taft said
he was chiefly interested in having the
proposed legislation enacted at this ses
sion of congress in order to "convince
the Filipinos that the American govern
ment is anxious to do what it can to
stimulate their prosperity." It is un
derstood that President Roosevelt fa
vors the proposed legislation and the
member of congress who visited tbe
Philippines with Secretary Taft are
likely to su.ort a measure to curry
out the recommendations of the secre
tary of war. It Is therefore very pm!..-i-Me
that the legislation thought ne-e-sary
to improve Philippine iaduuiul
and commercial conditions will be enacted.
The story of the three black rrowe
finds repetition every day. Iu the orig
inal black crow story the report that a
man bad vomited something "as black
as a crow" was quickly distorted ou
passing from month to mouth Into n
story that he had swallowed three black
crows. The refusal of the republican
state committee to pay a telegraph bill
Incurred last year by a Lincoln politi
cian, amounting to some seventy odd
dollars, two or three of whose dispatches
were signed "E. Randolph," has perco
lated through the local poocratic fak
ery into a yarn that "hundreds upon
hundreds of telegrams were signed by
E. Randolph and charged to the com
mittee, the bills, It Is said, amounting
to several hundred dollars." We appre
hend It will not take a searching party
to Identify "E. Raudolph." and that the
suggestion In the committee that the
representative of the telegraph com
pany, if unable to collect the bill. Invoke
the assistance of tbe postmaster general
was not wide of the mark.
City Attorney Rreen is now wrestling
with the question of whether a city offi
cial can sell guarantee insurance for
bonding municipal officials for which
the city pays. The charter expressly
prohibits every city official from lioing
Interested In any contract with tbe city
directly or indirectly, and the question
Is whether this provision also extends to
agents who contract for Insurance on a
commission. This Inquiry has lioon pre
cipitated by an application of County
Treasurer Fink to the city council to pay
the insurance premiums on his lniud
after he assumes the position of Joint
treasurer for the city and county. It
appears that Water Commissioner How
ell is the agent and solicitor of the guar
anty bond company which proposes to
become surety for Treasurer Fink.
The school lsiard is moving In the
right direction iu asking a conference
with representatives of the city and
county to agree upon a basis of division
of election expenses In the future. There
Is no good reason why election officers
should be paid three times by three dif
ferent public IkhIIos for the same work,
nor with the voting machines Is there
any additional work i in posed upon the
election officers lK-cnuse the machines
nre adjusted for three different sets of
candidates Instead of for one set of
candidates. The expense of holding our I
elections can be materially reduced by
running them ou business principles the
same as would be done If some private
corporation were footing the bills.
City Comptroller Lobeck suggests to
the fire and police board that Inasmuch
as there is a deficit of over $3,000 In the
fire fund, he has recommended to the
council n transfer of $2,000 from the
general fund to bo applied to defraying
the exieuses of the tire department until
the last of the year. Why the city
comptroller should go out of his way to
recommend a , transfer of municipal
funds in vlolatiou of charter provisions
is as Inexplicable as his attempt to act
ns guide, philosopher and friend for the
police lioard. , The function of the
comptroller Is to pull the checkreln on
overlaps, not to tie a board marker for
dealers In municipal options and futures.
The South Omaha city council Is very
much puzzled over what It shall do with
regard to the extension of sewers, in
view of the defeat of the sewer ltoutl
proposition. The moat sensible thing
the South Omaha city council could do
would be to submit a proposition to the
voters of that town at the election next
spring for annexation to take effect one
year from date. That would end the
misery nnd contention and give the pie
biters time to look for other Jobs,
Our local popocratle contomjiorary
wants to know whether It Is possible
that republican politicians are no tietter
than the despised "pops" In the matter
of foraging on the railroads for free
transportation. Rut the pops always
pretended to lie lietter than everyone
As long as the grandfather of the
jiew king Haakon VII accepted the
throne for him. a number of royal sis
tors and cousins aud aunts may expect
to have something to say alxmt what
he will do with It.
Cause and KITer-t.
PosHlbly the Norwegian voted for a
monarchy because a majority of the Nor
wegian republicans have Immigrated to the
V Roosters' Rebellion.
The American insurructlon on the Isle of
fine is mostly the Insurrection of one.
member of the American congress who has
been Investing In land down there. We can
Imagine what Mr. Roosevelt will have to
say ubout the rebellion of 200 Yankeoa
aguiimt 3.IJO Cubans.
Compensation tor Royalty.
Several people are trying to prove that
they are descendants of (Jeorge IV. This
first of gentlemen did not pay his bilis;
ha was also a bigamist and perjurer. But
a pension goes with membership in hi
family, and. after all, (Jeorge was not In
the Insurance business.
A Hestful Region.
Political bosses retiring from business
should Inform themselves about our Island
of Guam. There la perfect rest there, or as
near It as Is cinshuent with the use of the
Island as a cable station. The climate is
' good nnd there is room enough on the
lslund for a raie track. It Is remote, but
not too remote. It couldn't be.
'Utilisation llrarhin the Colleges.
I With the ciKle of honor" on trial for
j Its life at Annapolis, the civil authorities
I Ihv-.sipiiiii h iilmlii.il ai linns ul a college
I In Ohio, a iinh -ijty In New York volun
i tari! uljolisl.ing its ra'ie tushes, iind a
! gen. -v.. I .now- f.,r rM,t ball reform, then- is
; lie.'" ' t higher clviliiatii.n will l
uul u.iUiuUuus of learuln.
ROl Ml ABOt T SEW YORK.
Rlpplea oa the Current of Life In
A foreign observer expresses in print his
astonishment at the continuous rapid pace
of New Yorkers. He thinks the. strenuous
life has reached a dangerously high level
there, but offers no remedy to check It.
Really the pace Is not so rapid ns many
people Imagine. People are so cramped
for elbow room that they are obliged to
move with the human current or take the
rlKk of being run over. The streets are
too narrow for the human stream. Com
pressed on all sides It moves steadily and
at certain hours under high pressure. He
sides there Is always "something doing"
to stir energies. Every six minutes, for
Instance, a child is born, and every seven
there Is a funeral. In the course of last
year, according to the statistics of the
New Tork City health department, P9,fo8
babies opened their ryes on this busy,
restless town, and In the same length of
time 78.081) human beings, weary of Its
din, found the rest of the grave. Phould
New Tork, therefore, be regarded as one
great family It could not be accused of
The quietest place In the whole world
at night Is Wall street. Many of the big
financial magnates have found this out
and they have fitted up sleeping apart
ments on the top floors of tho . big sky
scrapers, A whisper may be heard a
block In this nuarter after nightfall, and
nt midnight there Is no spot on the west
ern plains half so lonely and deserted.
Roof restaurants In the financial district
are becoming popular for the same rea
son. There Is an olr of quiet about these
places too feet above the street level
which attracts the man who has been In
the hum of the street all morning.
The Thirteen club held a dinner Novem
ber IS In the Cafe Liberty, the East Side
Hungarian hostelry nt which Tresldent
Roosevelt was entertained a short time
ago. The dinner was served In the wine
vaults, where the club promulgated all
sorts of whims and fancies calculated to
defy superstition. Every Idea that has
ever been regarded as a superstition was
first revived nnd then repulsed.
The weird surroundings gave the func
tion a sort of fantastic character. It was
not sufficient that the dinner was held on
the 13th day of the month, at 7:13 o'clock,
but there hnd to be thirteen tables of thir
teen covers each and the ruler of each
table held sway beneath a raised umbrella.
Modern methods of Illumination were dlu
cnidcd, and the otily light which the Thir
teen club could endure came, from candles
mounted upon skulls placed before the
In April people kill themselves faster
than In any other niuntlf of the year. On
an average in that month someone ends
his or her life every eight hours, whereas
In an exhilarating winter month there is
hardly a suicide a day. The great Increase
In tho number of voluntary deaths In April
Is attributed to the low vitality which
characterizes most pcoplu In the spring
and the depressing effect of altornalo
bright and gloomy weather. Contrary to
general belief, suicide Is also rare In sum
mer, and us a rule In the month of July,
which for many years past has been tha
hottest month of tho calendar, there has
been a suicide only once In every sixteen
Murder In New York strikes down a vic
tim once every two days and every eight
hours an attempt Is made to kill.
The expense to New Yorkers of Blmply
trying to take care of their city costs two
thirds as much as their new buildings.
Every second they pay 13.10 to maintain
the municipal government, the cos of
which for the year now amounts to more
than 1 00,000. COO. Just how each citizen
makes this tribute he may not know, but
nevertheless It Is made. He cither con
tributes to the city directly In taxes or In
airectly In rents or In food and clothing,
the cost of which Is Influenced by taxes.
Fires In the city occur with such fre
quency that one breaks out on an average
every forty-eight minutes.' The loss by fire
Is at the rate of S25 a minute, or fl.,on0,0DO
The municipal ferryboat system. In addi
tion to erratic and unsatisfactory service,
la likely to prove a very costly department.
The operating expenses have been trebled
while the trafflc, owing to tho uncertain
service, has certainly not Increased. On
the basis of having larger boats the dock
depth hat Increaaed the working force
threefold. The old company ran the boats
on shifts of twelve hours each, but the
new regime has established three shifts
of eight hours each. This has necessitated
a large Increase In the working force. The
Item of firemen furnishes a clear Idea aa
to the manner in which the working force
and the operating expenses have jumped.
On the old boat station ten firemen did
the work at $H0 a month each, or a total
of $000. Under the regime of the municipal
ownemhlp branch of Tammany hall four
firemen have been engaged for each boat,
or a total of twenty for the fleet.
There are hundreds of hoy pickpockets
in New York and they work scientifically.
Election time la always a harvest for them,
becauwe where crowds gather It Is easiest
to operate. Whenever a big gathering Is
announced some Eaitside Fajln sends his
bright boys out to work. Many of these
professionals who are able to dreas well
make vlalts to hotels and when they see
a man dozing In a chair they sit next to
him. The rear platform of a Broadway
street cur is also a favorite place, as is the
big subway stations, where changes are
made from local to express.
Thomas B. Vial!, the last survivor of
the Monitor, lias just died at Norwood,
R. I. He was I3 years of nge.
Miss Susan R. Anthony, appearing at the
White House, declared recently that she
came not aa a woman but aa a cltiien.
The Chicago woman who threw 115.000 of
her money Into the fire, and then sued her
husband for support, must have regurded
her own cash as tainted.
The lietter class of Japanese, who have
been engaged mostly In commercial pur
suits In California, are flocking homeward.
They think they have better chances In
Corca and Manchuria than America af
fords. The leaders of the Ban Francisco
colony say that not again for many years
will Japanese Immigration set toward the
Iir. Thwlng. president of the Western
Reserve university, is credited with a
clever mot in connection with the recent
horse show In New York. In company with
another educator he vlHlted the show one
evening and his friend remarked that It
seemed more of a dress exhibition than
one of equine excellence. "In other words."
aid Dr. Thwlng, "It Is a clothesline In
stead of a horse rein."
According to a report current at the
Brooklyn navy yard Miss Helen Miller
Gould, founder of the naval branch of the
Young Men's Christian association, was an
unsuccessful bidder for a piece of saloon
property near the branch which she de
sired to have di-voted to some other pui
nnu t lii ii Hniifir setllnir Murtv of Ih.
J patrons of t!i pluce me men from the
warships and barraeks . I (he navy yard.
When the property was id ul auction to
selt!e an tMUe the lively bhldnig for it
riuwl aurpriae. T'ie p; lee was raisi d to
ahr.nl li 'ni, I lie u ueil U llig knocked
Uwwu U a Ur.
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Alum and phosphate baking powders
some of them sold at the same price and
some of them cheaper will make neither
dainty nor wholesome food.
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STATE PRE9 COMMEV1'.
Bellevue Uaiftte: Rosewater may have
lost out at the Douglas county election. We
g-uees ho did. But his talk at Chicago the
other day before the railroad rate conven
tion would Indicate that he understands
the railroad situation.
Norfolk Press: The republicans of Ne
braska who nre honestly supporting the
president In his rate rcgulutlon program
have the light of their lives before them.
The railroads will not surrender their grip
on the law-making body of the state with
out a struggle.
Blue Springs Sentinel: One of the things
the coming state legislature should do Is
that of placing all so-called child saving
Institutes, old people's homes and every
other Institution that thrives off of publio
charity under the control of the State
Board of Charities and be subject to their
regulations and Inspection.
Rushvllle Recorder: Bartlett Richards
and W. O. Comstock, who were charged In
the United States court with Illegally fen
cing IOO.OoO acres of government land, were
fined (300 each after pleading guilty. This
looks like a pretty mild sentence consider
ing the amount of land involved, but tho
court took Into consideration the fact that
the defendants were taking down their
fences. This looks like a Joke after the de
fendants have used the land for nothing
Bancroft Blade: The railroad-made edi
torial, "The Call for Nebraska's Flour,"
has succeeded In finding Ita way Into a few
of the papers of the state. It argues that
the president's railroad rate Ideas would
prohibit Nebraska farmers from selling
their flour In eastern American cities. We
can't see the necessity of wasting Ink on
such editorials for we are not having any
overproduction of wheat and not likely to
have as each year the acreage grows less.
It would be better for the presa to run
blank editorial columns than ,to Mil them
with railroad-made matter.
St. Paul' Republican: Announcement Is
made that the literary bureaus, which
mysteriously sprung up all over the coun
try about six months ago for the purpose
of educating the people (through the news
papers) against President Roosevelt's pol
icy for government regulation of railroads,
has been ordered closed. It is stated that
some of the magnates who furnished the
financial backing are disgusted with the
results accomplished, and feel that they
can well afTord to dispense with the unde
sirable publicity which the bureaus have
brought them. There Is no question but
that an honorable, open campaign would
j have received a fair hearing from the press
i and public, but the methods pursued were
; so manifestly Intended to deceive that they
served only to Intensify the already strong
i sentiment antagonistic to the railroad po
' sltlon. The literary bureau was one of the
biggest tactical blunders ever committed
by men who are supposed to tie past mast
ers In the gentle art of lobbying.
Fremont Tribune: Tha Department of
Justice takes a view of the illegal fencing
of the publio domain by cattle barons
slightly different from that held by Judge
Munger of the federal court In the case
against Richards and Comstock. The Judge
Imposed a light penalty because, he said,
the defendants were not shown to have
been guilty of any moral turpitude. They
had Illegally enclosed 212, 000 acres of the
government's lands, by which the depart
ment is Inclined to think them guilty of
moral turpitude, as well as legal Infrac
tion. Attorney General Moody feels that
having- made such slow progress In bring
ing down the fences there ought to be
more to show for the work than 30 tines
and six hours in the agreeable company
of I'nlted States Marshal Mathews. Both
Richards and Comstock are men of much
prominence and Influence, but we can
scarcely be brought to believe Judge Mun
ger Is an official who would be disposed
to permit them to go unwhlpped of Jus
tice. It is true that he Is sympathetic
and wanting iu spleen and vlndictlveneas,
but when Attorney General Moody gets to
the bottom of the matter he Is likely to
' And the Judge has weighed the situation
and the arguments well.
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FI.ASIIF.S OF KtV
He They say tobacco Is a great disin
fectant. She Tes, I've noticed It often cleans out
your poekethook In good shape! Detroit
Dickenson Ixist nn election bet, have
you? I suppose it was one vt those freak
Tom walker Tes; It was the most Idlotle
one 1 ever made. 1 bet the cash this time.
"Am I your little sweetheart?" she asked
lightly as she finished Ironing his shirt.
"You are my tiosom friend," said he
First Humorist Does your wife laugh at
Second Humorist No, She only smiles
pityingly. Somervllle Journal.
"This gentleman." said the Judge, "de
clares he saw you In his yard."
"What! Me. suh?" exclaimed 'Rastus.
with" an air of Injured Innocence.
"Ah! I thought you'd attempt to concoct
an alibi, by way of defense '
"No. suh. ah didn' concock de alley by
way of de fence. I Jes' walk out de gate."
The Freshman Our star hnlfhack. "Biff''
Oouger. broke four toes and sprained en
ankle In vesterday'a game. Gee! but the
captain rousted him to a turn.
The Bartender What for?
The Freshman Rotten Judgment. "Hlff"
tried a kick for the stomach, but the guy
ducked nnd blocked It neatly with hla head!
U THE LIMITED.
New York Sun. 1
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tbe people .J ' 1
Differ In aspect, as town follows town;
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Murmur the wheels as we hasten along.
Lonely the hearts wo have left far behind
Tears may bedim the soft eyes Of a
Happv the heart beats of fond expectation.
Some one to greet at tho long Journey's
Making up time with the speed of a rocket.
Ah, nut the great, burning monster Is
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Murmur the wheels as we scurry along.
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