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WHEH OGT OF TOW.
Sabacrlbera leaving the city ttm.
porarlly ahoald bust. Tne Be
uallad t them. It Is better tba
a dally letter from home. Ad
draaa will be chasget aa oftea as
The Black sea continues to be true to
Wby can't the Public Library board
hIho employ a. special attorney?
Henry Watterson'g severest comment
ou Kentucky politics Is his refusal to
become 8 candidate for governor.
With a shortage in the tobacco crop
Nebraska may expect greater difficulty
la enforcing Its autl-clgarette law.
Evidence tends to show that fighting
at the Naval academy Is all right so long
as the fight is not made public through a
With the 8t. Louis police commission
crs holding open meetings Governor
Folk may discover that ho did not find
all the sources of "graft" while prose
S-U LL I, . .ass
1 France should read Its own history be
fore going into spasms over the out
break at St. Petersburg. Nothing will
make a country or a man more char
itable than Introspection.
An ordinance regulating the screech
ing and screaming of phonographs and
graphophones would be Just as proper
and timely as the ordinance regulating
the upoed of automobiles.
Omaha has built altogether too many
imtgnlfk-eot hotels on paper, but its
latest hotel project bus a substantial
foundation that promises to fill its long-est-fett
want in the ndar future.
' Omaha wllf have 'another cause for
thanksgiving should it come the divi
sion headquarters of the Missouri Pa
cificbut no more cause than would the
railroad that makes ouch a move.
; The next great public improvement
Omaha will have to undertake is a new
oourt bouse, commodious enough to ac
commodate all departments of county
government for two or three generations
! With the Presbyterian missionary
board refusing to tile claims for dam
ages against China for the murder of
missionaries at Lienchow there is evi
dence that the indemnity does not al
ways follow the gospel.
Omaha can have a new hotel that will
compare with the best hotels in cities
of twice Omaha's size if the business
men of Omaha are willing to put their
shoulders to the wheel and push the
project to completion. Now Is the time
to do it.
Surviving champions of chattel slav
ery in the Vuited States may recognize
Due of their oldest arguments In the re
port of the Congo government commis
sion that the obligation of the negro to
work alone transforms him from his
The fact that Ixrd Itosebery Is op
IHcd to home rule for Ireland Is the
least of the troubles of the Hritlsh lib
eral party, for as a matter of history
the greuter numler of radical changes in
Rritltih and Irish laws have been made
ojr the conservative party.
The Urt step toward merging the city
iuil county governments will be taken
with the" beglniiiiis of the new year,
wh?u the city and county treasuries will
Ins consolidated, and that Is only a fore--unuer
of the consolidation of several
ther duplicate jtiuniiipal and count
tiBven that'eau be more efficiently con
torted under one,' head with a material
iavlutf to 'he taxpayers.
It appears certain that there will lo a
congressional investigation of the ex
penditures of the Pauama Canal com
mission. There I a pretty geueral feel
ing that there has been extravagances
in the expenditure of the f 10. (), m a p.
propriated by congress and which is now
about exhausted, requiring early action
In order to meet pay rolls and other de
iiimids If the work is not to come to a
halt. Congress will be asked to appro
priate without delay an additional !,
OOO.OdO, which amount, it Is said, wtll
carry the work only to the end of next
June. It is explained that out of this
silm there will be taken $0,000,000 to
pay on contracts which have been en
tered Into and are now accruing. The
sunt asked for, it Is pointed out, will
meet al' maturing contracts and pay all
the operating expenses Incident to con
struction for the next six months, that
Is, to the end of the current fiscal year.
It is stated that the congressional in
vestigation will Include the conduct of
the commission's financial transactions,
the manner of purchasing supplies, Its
contracts and the salaries paid. In re
gard to the latter It appears that there
Is considerable congressional comment
of an unfavorable character. The view
prevails to a large extent that some of
the salaries are too bigb and while con
gress may not fix compensation by
statute, as Is done respecting other em
ployes of the government, there, are
many members who believe it would
be wise to limit the discretion of the
commission In this particular. From a
recent audit of the accounts of the
commission it would seem that nearly
two-thirds of theJlO.OOO.OOO has goue
for the salaries of the commissioners, of
the governor of the caual zone and his
employes, of resident, visiting and con
sulting euglneors, surveyors, supervisors
and superintendents of various grudes.
There is no charge of unlawful ex
penditures or any intimation of wrong
doing, but simply that there has been
extravagance and it is felt to be neces
sary that a check shall be put to this
at once, if the cost of the caual Is not
to reach proportions far beyond the
highest estimates that have been made
for Its completion. It Is understood that
Secretary Taft courts such an inquiry
as Is proposed and that this is also the
desire of the commission. It is prohable
that President Roosevelt will be found
quite willing to have it made. At all
events It seems assured that congress
will institute au investigation and that
there will be Important changes from
the present system and conditions. An
eastern exchange urges that effective
checks on the expenditures of the com
mission are imperatively needed lest the
record of failure of the enterprise under
the De Lesseps regime be repeated, and
suggests that the commission ought to
be abolished, a feasible plan of opera
tions definitely adopted and annual ap
propriations made for specific work, as
in the case of our river and harbor im
WBAT SHALL WS DO WITH THK CWRT
For a number of years past the Doug
las county court house has been utterly
inadequate to afford even cramped quar
ters for the various county oflieers and
courta for whose accommodation it was
originally designed, even after the base
ment, originally designed for storage
only, was converted into compartments
for the county clerk, surveyor, auditor
and county board. Ever since Furnam
street was graded to its present level
access to the court bouse has been very
difficult and the ascent into the court
rooms on the second floofr has imposed
almost superhuman exertions upon el
derly lawyers and people with impaired
Suggestions have been made from
time to time for the construction of a
tunnel from the Farnam street level to
connect . with elevators under the ro
tunda, but after mature consideration
the project bus been abandoned by rea
son of the large outlay involved. The
rapid growth of Omaha and Douglas
county and the constantly growing busi
ness that must be transacted In the court
house forces the problem upon the
county board What shall be done to re
lieve permanently the pressure for more
room and better facilities for Ingress
The reconstruction of the present
court house, which is of stone and iron
up to the cornice and corrugated sheet
Iron above, Is practically out of the ques
tion. Any proposition looklug to the re
location of the court house would pre
cipitate needless agitation and litigation
and simply defer the erection of n new
court house for years if the court should
finally decide that a new court house
square could be legally established
The most rational solution of the court
house problem would be the erection of
a court house on the present site, con
structed strictly as an otflre building,
with rentable storerooms ou the ground
floor. Such a structure could retain all
the features of a public building and yet
yield a sufficient Income from rentals of
the ground floor to pay from 4 to 5 per
cent ou the investment. With commodi
ous entrances Into the building on each
of the four sides of the square there
would still Imb u sufficient number of
stores to Insure an Income of from $10,
ooo to $.0,oiN) a year, or from 4 to 5 per
cent on IUrnmniO.
Such a scheme would not contemplate
the demolition of the present court house
until after at least threo sides of the new
structure were erected and occupied. In
other words, until after the Harney. Sev
enteenth and Eighteenth street fronts
were completed for occupancy. The
pie in front on Fruam street would, have
to remain substantially as It now is for
several years, and most of the materials
of the present court house could be util
ised for the construction of the main
The proposition to issue bouds for the
erection of a new court house would en
counter very little opposition because It
woul I Involve no material Increase In
taxes, but should, on the contrary, en
able the county eventually to accumu
late a respectable sinking fund to liqui
date the tNiiided debt.
BTSH IXiLlTlVAL MTVATlUX.
Whatever the outcome of the so-called
crisis In Iirltish politics, it will have no
very great interest for other than the
people of (.Jreat Uritaln. The question of
fiscal reform, which has been persist
ently urged upon the attention of the
British public by Mr. Chamberlain, for
merly colonial secretary, Is the Issue,
and the immediate cause of the existing
situation is the dissension among the
nominul supporters of the ministry re
garding the fiscal policy. The situation
U due largely to the undecided attitude
of Premier Balfour, who has never
taken nny positive or clearly defined
position on the question. While Mr.
Chamberlain has been advocating a
policy of fiscal reform about which there
could be no misunderstanding, Mr. Bal
four has shown timidity respecting the
question and In this way Injured him
self as a party lender. He has seemed
disposed to cater to each side and ths
compromising attitude has weakened
him In the popular confidence. A short
time ago he appealed to his followers to
support his ptan of tariff retaliation
without putting a duty on imported
wheat. In reply to this Mr. Chamber
luin urged that retaliation was impos
sible without n general tariff, while
preference to the British colonies was
impracticable unless foreign wheat was
taxed. This view Is obviously sound.
The settlement of the Issue can be
brought about only through a general
election which will determine popular
sentiment. The agitation of the reform
question, while it has served to draw
out a good deal of public expression on
the subject, has not to such an extent
developed a popular feeling as to make
it certain on which side a majority
would be arrayed in a general election.
It bus seemed at times that the Cham
berlain policy was losing ground, but
there has been no Wavering on the part
of Its champion and be earnestly desires
that the question shall go to the people.
Mr. Balfour, on the other hand, has
hitherto shown no disposition to have It
take this course. What now seems cer
tain, if not inevitable, is the dissolution
of Parliament, to be followed as soon
as practicable by a general election.
There npp'ears to be no other way out
of the so-called crisis and the indications
ure that It will very soon be adopted.
There would ensue one of the most in
teresting campaigns ever known in the
Omaha is not tho only western city
that is periodically afflicted with high
tax levies. In the city of Denver the
assessed valuation of property this year
upon which taxes will be collected next
year is $116,212,'.U3, and tho combined
city and county tax is $2,200,152 an In
crease of $34T,5S4 over tbe preceding
year. Last year's levy in Denver was
15 mills for all city and county pur
poses, In addition to which was levied 2
mills for the public school fund. This
year the city government of Denver has
levied a tax of 15 mills, exclusive of the
county, and there Is walling and gnash
ing of teeth among the taxpayers and
Intense indignation over the decision of
the Colorado supreme court by which
the mercer of the city and county gov
ernments of Denver was pronounced un
constitutional. The World-Herald is agalu pursuing
its old tactics to intimidate liquor deal
ers and druggists into dropping a $10
bill into lis slot for an unnecessary pub
lication of their liquor license notices.
The Slocumb law requires, these notices
to be published in the newspaper of
largest circulation In the county and
the right of The Omaha Evening Bee
to publish these notices has never been
successfully assailed. No one can stop
liquor dealers from contributing to the
holdup organ under duress If they do
not care to resist the imposition, but
they should all take due notice that pul
lication in The Bee Is required by the
law and alone complies with the law.
Omaha people wllf have to get up a
little earlier in the morning to make the
trip to Lincoln, but the people of Liu
coin must still stay up all night to get
to Omaha in decent time In the morning
or put off their business here until after
noon. An hourly suburban train service
between Omaha und the state capital
will be a feather In the cup of sune
railroad some day.
A Change of Masters.
St. Ixmla Ololie-Demociat.
fjovernineiit control of railroad Is a
new departure. Railroad control of the
government was also new when It started.
A !HrMi to the President.
If the people could send a messuge to
the prcsldeut now as Sumner sent one
to Stanton it would be the same mes
Itiuw Down the Curtalu.
What could be inure pitiful than the
showing that was made before the Insur
ance investigators by the two I'nlted
States senators from the great' state of
New Yoik Tribune.
In one respect ul Last thv recent report
of engineers as to the time und cost re
quired for a sett level canal at 1'anama is
beneficial. It has revealed to the American
people the magnitude of the difficulties
which the canal presents.
o Ceuse fur Hnovlslu.
Kansas City Journal.
The cattle districts of the west are lind
h)g do fault ajth President Roosevelt's
treatment of the Massachusetts politicians
Who called to see alout placing hides on
the free list.
t hecks lo AiHhlltuH.
- Minneapolis Journal.
With the bosses down nnd out and the
life Insurance presidents in disgrace and
Tom Law son sued for criminal libel, tho
rising generation's field for -ambition is
Hate Reaalatloa la Canada.
The Canadian minister of railways state
that the Dominion has a rate regulating
law similar to that' proposed by President
Roosevelt and that it has not Infringed
the rights of transportation corporations
or the public. Senator Klktns' committee
will, however. Insist patriotically upon
confining Its Investigation to American ter
Hard freposlrton to Stick.
Mr. Carnegie Is exalting the poor as the
"salt and salvation of the state.' It Is
odd how perverse Is the human point of
view. While the millionaires are warn
ing the poor against the evils of riches and
going Into ecstasies over the "great God
dess of Poverty," the poor are utterly un
able ta realize how money can possibly be
the root of all evil.
Shoatlna; Ip the Wrong; Tree.
Kansas City ttar.
The object of the pressure now being
brought to bear upon the president seems
to be to Induce him to recommend to
congress a plan of rate regulation that
would keep the power of redress for ship
pers In the hands of the railroads. The
object of this movement foreshadows quite
definitely Its "finish" with a president like
Seeking- the Happr Medium.
There is not much disposition to deny
that insurance Js an excellent Institution,
but, like most things of human devising. It
is still Imperfect. Two kinds of Insurance
have lately become prominent that which
did not bring In enough money to pay for
Itself and that of which the profits were
out of all due proportion. A happy me
dium may soon be reasonably looked for.
Silver's Rise I paets Things.
The recent rise in the market price of
silver bullion, If continued or maintained,
will cause trouble with such monetary ad
justments as have been made in the Phil
ippines and Mexico. It will Introduce a
condition of undervaluation for the circu
lating silver coins und lead to melting
and sale as bullion. The treasury officials
at Washington are said to bo concerned
over the effects In the Philippines of the
rise of Bllver.
THK WORLD'S MAIL SERYICK.
Much Room for Improvement In the
America's postal service Is a luxury
which Is not seir-sufftulnliitf. In this re
spect it differs widely from the postofflee
systems of all other great nations and
many smallor ones. The latest figures at
bund, published by the International postul
bureau, show some extraordinary results
for the year 1903.
Great Britain's postofflce was operated
that year at a net profit of about SJ2.yiO.Ouo.
This includes the profit on telegraphs, a
loyalty on telephones and the profits on
foreign mulls. Russia, Germany and
France followed In the order named, with
a surplus ranging from nearly IH.OOO.Oui
to 15,0UO,0U0. Jupan. Spain, Italy. Hun
gary and Belgium all made money In the
postofflce business. The United States ope
rated its postal system at u net loss of
about $4,200,000, by" far the largest deficit
reported by any country.
Tho big cities of the United States are
money earners for Uncle Sum. the Phlla
dolphia office, for example, making a large
net profit. Remote regions of the west
and southwest do not contribute enough
to pay for their own mail facilities, und
this eats up the-.- surplus accumulated in
the populous centers. But the largest de
ficit comes from the very extensive free
rural delivery, which has been pushed with
great vigor by both the McKlnley and
Roosevelt administrations. The country
does not expect this service to pay for
Itself at present, although In time 'It may
easily do so. It Bhould be noted also that
no other government carries such a vast
volume of printed matter
aa tho United
In the matter of quick mall delivery.
London surpasses auy American city. The
population offcreat Britain Is dense out
side tho metropolis, so that the cost of
distribution Is far less than It Is in the
United Stutes, where distances are on a
grand scale. But no country surpasses this
In the excellent mall service enjoyed by
hundreds of thousands of persons living
upon farms and many miles from-any rail
road. While this is so, the nation as a
whole can well afford to spend more money
In handling the mails than it receives.
MOYK TO ABOLISH I'ASSKS.
A Reform Sneered at Leaps Suddenly
It is curious and Interesting to note how
a "reform" which has been pushed aside,
sneered at and tabooed when urged by no
bodies leaps suddenly Into respectability,
and even into the realms of practical po
litical issues when taken up by some ac
credited spokesman. The reform Itself is
no more worthy in the mouth of its new
champion tlmn it was In the mouths of
Inconsequent lals, but its "prospects'' aro
This will perhaps prove to be the case
respecting the demand often mude for 11
abolition of railroad passes in tills state.
rners nave denounced such passes, and
scattering legislators, representing more
virtue tJian power, have offered prohibitive
bills at Springfield, but all to no effect. The
governor, however, is now reported to have
espoused the cause, and If the report be
true that catiso promises to fare better.
He is said to have announce,!, at a recent
banquet in the capital city, his puiposn to
try to secure from the next legislature a
law preventing the use of railroad passes
lir Illinois by any persons save railroad
employes. Taken at Its face tills announce
ment lift a anti-pass legislation Into the
rank or Immediate political Issues to be
dealt with by that legislature.
U Is aeaerted that the railroads them
selves would welcome siuh leulslation.
This may or may not be true. They would
collect more money In fares if passes were
abolished, but they might at the same Unie
sacritice official favoritism, which would
be more valuable to them.
The people of Illfnois, however, would
welcome with practical unanimity an ef
fective und comprehensive anti-ass law.
They know that the user of a railroad
pass Is primarily a parasite ou the travel
ing publicthat his fare is paid by the or
dinary pussenger. They know that the
object of giving passes to public officials
and their fi lends is to Inlluence offlciul
conduct concerning railroad questions. They
know that the prevalent liublt on the part
of legislators of accepting und using rail
road passes is one of the baldest and most
dir-jgraccful forma of petty graft and In
direct bribery existent today. They know
that, aside from im influence upon leg Is
lam e action, the Imblt inevitably dulls the
sense of official ri-ctitmle In every mun
given lo it.
Governor benerti himself as he has ab
stained fioni using passes. The fact is to
his ciedit, and the number of public of
ficials belonging to his class Is increasing.
Some of ' tlus states, and notably Wiscon
sin, have adopted vtringsRl legislation In
aid of such abstention. Illinois will do
well to align Itself alongsidt) those states.
ROln A HOt T RW lORK.
Ripples tne Current of Life la
Phllsnthropy of the practical sort is
brought Into a fsvorable light by the sue
cess of the Mills hotels In the metropolis.
The Mills hotels Nos. 1 and i provide clean.
decent and cheap lodgings and food at
moderate cost. Both Institutions pay about
a per cent on the Investment. Mr. Mills
has projected hotel No. S. which will be
similar to the others, and will be conducted
on the same plan, but will be much larger.
It will be In the heart of the theater dis
trict, at the northeast corner of Thirty
sixth street and Seventh avenue.
The new hotel will have 10 rooms and
be fifteen stories high, absolutely fire
proof. The rooms, with the exception of
the corner ones, will be six feet by eight
feet six Inches. The corner rooms will be
larger, and the prices will run between SO
and 30 cents a night, with a slight extra
charge for corner rooms.
The prices of the mcalfe to be served will
be the same as In Nos. 1 and t There will
be the regular dinner at lfi cents and the
meals a la carte. Coffee and two rolls will
be served for 5 cents. The dining room
will have a seating capacity of too. There
will be a private laundry, where guests
may do their own washing. The site of
the hotel Is HO by 173 feet and the price
paid for the ground was VrfAOOO. The
hotel building is to cost fl.Ono.OUO.
The condition of tho air In the subwar la
the subject of a Special report by Oeorae
A. Boper, consulting sanitary engineer. Mr.
Soper admits that there Is an odor at all
times in the subway. This Is due. he save.
to the newness of the subway, and arises
from paint, cement, lubricating oil, hot
Doxes and chemical deodorants.
mr. soper dwelled at length unon the
question of dust and showed nlalnlv that
there was a largt amount of it present and
ins I it was a matter of grave ImDortance
This dust, when analysed, shows 62.78 per
vein or mcianc iron. A microscopical ex
amination shows that the fragments range
in sue rrom those that can almost be
seen by the naked eye to those one twentv-
flve thousandth of at) inch In diunieter. This
puiveiired iron Is mostly due to the grind
m oi erase shoes. The amount of Iron
consumed In the wearing of brake shoes
amounted to one ton per mile txr month
Mr. Soper points out the ImDortance of
this, because this dust affects the health of
tne people. It contulns 1 per cent of oil
anu is, therefore, very adhesive.
In the foreign quarters of New York's
great East Bide It Is no uncommon thing
to see a crowd of excited men and women
huddled In front of a building, clamoring
in a Jargon of harsh dialects for their
monej. women are wringing their hands
men, with distorted faces and hysterical
gesture, are pressing against the closed
door and Inipotently shaking their fists at
tne wmuow, where a sign In foreign lan
gnu Re proclaims tho place to be a bank. It
is a picture calculated to excite the sym.
pathy of the onlookor, but It Is soon over.
pouco cienr the sidewalk, the crowd
of distressed depositors melts away and
me episoao is forgotten.
uns co"'a scarcely call It a run on the
bunk, for bank and banker are gone. Con
sidered as an affair of modern banking
business. It Is of no conseiiuenco. Posslblv
not more than $10,000 is Involved altogether
ou ii nas no significance in the great
game of high finance. It Is simply one of
me petty crimes of low finance, repeated
frequently In every city of the United
mates, w nere there is a large foreign pop
In New York City these petty crimes of
finance have been going on and Increasing
steadily ever since tho great steamship
companies began to land multitudes of
Hungarians and Italians at Ellis Island.
These crimes concern only tho simple Im
migrants who have been duped and plun
dered by their own countrymen, and evi
dence necessary for convirtlon is so dim
cult to obtain that Investigation usually
goes no further than u mere record of the
fact on the police blotter In the precinct
where the crime occurs.
Yet so persistently Is the work of a band
of conspirators carried on that the Immt-
i " n'o aiirui. ilmsi oiae are swindled
out of more than 11,000,000 every vear The
are, all told, between 700 and SOO banking
places In New York conducted in the for
eign language and patronised largely by
the Immigrant class. A few of them are
operated along legitimate lines, but more
than 300 exist in open violation of all state
and national laws governing the bunking
business, and without the first principlo of
method or law to Justify their existence.
It is hard for a layman to realize, says
Leslies Weekly, the vast extent of the
Improvements now being made by the
New York Central company In tho heart
of New York City, which will, enlarge tho
terminal facilities and replace the present
fine station with a magnltlcont structure
to cost In the neighborhood of $17,000,000.
The total cost of the terminal Improve
ments, including excavations for yards and
practical reconstruction and electrical
equipment of the tracks to Croton and
North White Flalns. will approximate Ht),
000,000. Over 2,(Xi0,0ii0 cubic yards pf ma
terial, most of it rock, must be removed.
This Immense quantity is being conveyed
on flat cars through the four-track tunnel
beneath Park avenue (which Is. and will
be. the only means of entrance and exit
to the terminal), and used to fill marsh
ground for storage yards at Highbridge
and to widen the roadbeds to the north.
The capacity of the Park avenue tunnel
will be greatly i ucreaseil. Im.cmiiha ti,a
new tremlnal plans Include train yards
below the surface: so that it uin nni i.
necessary to take the "empties" through
the tunnel to the Mott Haven yards to
bo overhauled. The Installation of elec
tricity as motive power will also enable
trains to be run under closer headway.
The average depth of the excavation will
be thirty-five feet below the street. This
huge hole Is necessary because the tracks
will be carried on two levels, one above
the other, the whole to be below sireet
grade. The upier level will handle ex
press and the lower suburban traffic.
One of the most Interesting places In
New York Is on State street. In tho lower
end of the row, under the auspices of the
Protestant Episcopal Society for Seamen,
is a home for ssilors. where they may
spend their shore leave. There Is a com
modious reading room exclusively for their
use and a bunk which handles the sav- i
inys deposited by Jack Tar when he lands
in port. During the past year Illo.otiO was
deposited by sailors and sent to their I
homes In various parts of the world. In :
sums ranging from i to t00.' The work
of the bank is mainly to prevent Jack from
falling into the hands of land sharks when
he comes ashore with his pay, and this
bank offers him a chance to depesit his
surplus until he really needs It.
The Chicago It Eastern Illinois Railroad
company la the latest transportation com
pany to enforce rules against drinking
liquor while on duty. Several old em
ployes have been dismissed and officials
have notified trainmen In general that the
taking of a drink during working hours
will be followed by nummary removal If
the employe Is found out. The transpor
tation companies are engaged in the most
practical temperance reform movemei.t
that has ever been instituted, in spite of
the fact that their action Is Inspired solely
by a desire to gel better and safer servk-e
rro... their employe.
And you know why, too. Don't you
know that Aycr's Hair Vigor restores
color to gray hair? Well, it does.
And it never fails, either. It stops
falling hair also, and keeps the scalp
clean and healthy. Do not grow old
so fast! No need of it.
The best kind of a testimonial
44 Sold for over sixty years."
atsds By kt t. 0. Aye Ce.. tewell. Mm.
Also XunlKlaitri of
ATBR'S ARSAPARrLLA Foe tb bloos. AVER'S PILLS For ceartisttioa.
ATEB't CHIRBT PBCTORA IFor oougk. AYEB'I A6UI Cl'RK Fix ma lan sat aft.
rOISTER" FOR A SKSATOR.
Piorfolk Press: When Senator Millard
comes home in the sprlug he will be ur
prised to see what a big fall-plnnted crop
or senatorial candidates Nebraska lias.
Bancroft Blade: Senator Millard Is get
ting busy down In Washington, and whether
he is to be or not to be is a question that
he alone will decide by his vte this winter,
Musnvine Recorder: Senator Millard's
attitude on the railroad question Is too
conservative to be progressive. Ho iik-ivus
wen, but at his time of life he is apt to be
wo cautious. His constituents want to
know where he stands.
ocnuyler Free Lance: United States
senator Millard is In hot water on the
railroad question. He Is a corporation man
from head to toes, but wants a second
term, and so dares not vote his real senti
ment. The railroad rute question is bound
lp bo before the next congress and he
must go on record, and so he sweats. Well
he c Just as well vole his senllmenti
open!,, as to dodge.
central City Nonpareil: Senator Millard
hus Hlde-slepped and temporised with the
railroad rate question about long enough.
it s time fur him cither to fish or cut bait
What President Roosevelt needs right now
are senators who will be outspoken and
aggressive in their support of him. The
time lias come lor decisive action and
silence and evasion can no longer be taken
tor wisdom and superlative statesmanship
Speak up, senator.
""umi inouiie: eonator Ml lard wants
to huve a cabinet position created for the
purpose of dealing exclusively with the
transportation of the countrv. This sug
gestion is not likely to meet witi. n i.
favor, since it would mean a multlnll.ltv
bureaus that would quickly net the
go, eminent top heavy. The Department
of Commerce und Iabor could easily care
io. mat Dusiness, at least until after wo
get a secretary of mines and mining, which
.ma prior ciaim to a separate department.
Columbus Telegram: Tho Lincoln Star
Joins the Telegram In demanding f.-.i,
treatment for 'Senator Millard. The Star
admits that perhaps the senator may have
.aiii.v won tne disapproval of democrats
newspapers, but insists that the volume or
criticism being hurled In his direction by
the republican press is out of place and
wholly uncalled for. The Star i or,....
Senator Millurd has done nothlmr t
tho honest censure of any Nebraska repub
lican. It ! true that In the senate bo I.,.
represented railroad Interests first, last and
all the time. But how can any Nebraska
republican have the audacity to censure
him for being true to railroad Interesis"
There Is not In all Nebraska u ier.nl,li..:.
editor who dares assert that Millard was
not elected to the senate by the railroads
That being the esse, how can lie be ex
pected to do that act which would not be
approved by the railroad political agents'
Haiti for Rate Itrirnl.tl
ina- on Original Plans.
All this loose talk now current to ihe .r.
feet that the president has lost heart in his
fight for governmental regulation of rail
way rates fails to impress us with any
thing like force. The proposition Involved
Is so Inconsistent with Mr. Roosevelt's
well known character und so contradictory
of all his acts nnd words during the last
two years. It would bo actually disresnect.
ful to entertain it seriously.
The most casual glance over the past his
tory of the propaganda reveals President
Roosevelt as the father, the high priest
and the prophet. He has declared hi
rooted and unchangeable Intention in al
most every state, before untold thousands
of his loyal fellow citizens, who believe in
him and will follow him at all costs. To
say, now, that he Is weakening In a cause
which he has made peculiarly his own and
to which he is wedded by every vow and
bond that bruve men hold dearer and more
sacred than life Itself, is to say that which
no one who knows Theodore Roosevelt'
Indomitable soul will Insult him by be
lieving. Rut the country does nut want and will
not contentedly accept anything even re
motely In the nature of a compromise.
This Is an Issue already Joined. The Amer-
an people have taken sides in good faith.
President Roosevelt has thrown down the
gage and rung defiance on the shield of the
railroad magnates waiting In their tents.
Just as Ivanhoe or Delvldere. on the field
of Camelot once challenged all to fair con-
est in the lists, so has the president drawn
his visor down and' laid his lance In rest.
But here Is a colossal thing. Compared
it and the Incalculable Interests at
stake the clashes of those ancient knights
and chumpions seem mere pouting matches
of grown children over nosegays and
feminine caprices. Theodore Roosevelt
stands for the welfare of nearly loo.oixi.ooo
of human beings. He has vowed himself
to their cause He is committed In a
thousand ways to their protection and ad
vancement. He nas passed, tne word or a
soldier, a statesman and a liberator. Let
no one tell us that qn the eve of battle he
has begun faint-hearted parley with the
Coal. Wood. Coke. KindlinQ.
W. sail Ohio and Colorado Coal -el.tn, hot. lasting; also Roo
Sprints, Illinois, Hsnna, Shoridsn, Walnut Block, etc. For f.noral
purpoaos, uso Chsroa.o Lump, f 8.60; Nut, 5.00j or Missouri Lump,
94.78; Lsrgo Nut, $4.80 -It Is good and hot. Our hsrd coal Is tho
Scranton tnobost coal mlnod. Wo also sail Spadra-tho dsansatAr.
kansss Anthracite. All cosl handcronod and walghsd ovor any elty
soalOS d.Slrod. .
jCOUTANT & SQUIRES, 1406 FiMamSt., 'Phone 830
One of the worst of the allrsatloni
brought uguinxt the king of the Iklgians
is that he detests smoking.
It is lo be Imped tho urtist who extracted
tl.mo from the visiting prlnco did not do
this while the royal patient was under gas.
Pittsburg society Is scandalised over ths
fact that a woman member of a fashion
able golf club was caught cheating. And
so the equality of the sexes keeps on guln
Andrew Carnegie will be the chief guest
at the :.M.sih anniversary exercises of ths
Scots' Charitable society on December t.
It Is the oldest charitable organisation In
America. Mr. Carnegie has not been In
Boston for twenty ears.
V. K. Salmon, who resigned as chief of
tho bureau of nnlnril Industry of the De
partment of Agriculture, has been offered a
place by the government of Uruguay,
which proposes establishing a system of
beef Inspection and desires Dr. Salmon to
tuke charge. The salary will be large and
he will pinbubly accept.
Occasionally a coroner gets his due from
the corpse lie sits on. On of the melan
choly trloo nt Stillwater, after viewing the
body of a man tossed nsldo by a locomo
tive, pronounced the victim "quite dead."
"You're a liar," yelled the would-be
corpse, and. jumping to his feet, swatted
the coroner good and plenty. The sitting
was indelinitely postponed.
President Roosevelt has received twice
the number of honorary degrees ever given
any other president. Two doctorates have
been conferred upon him this year. His
bachelor of arts wan conferred upon him
twenty-five years ago by Harvard. In addi
tion he may now wrlle after his name
eight LL. D. s ami one L. II. D. He Is the
first president to receive the latter degree.
The promotion of Brigadier General Wes
ton, chief of t(ie subsistence department, to
become Major General Weston in command
of the northern division of tho army, with
headquarters at ,81. Lvnls. Ittiovs Iroin
tho officii!! and social circles of Washing
Ion one of Its most populur and picturesque
characters. For his gmlul wit and rendi-
ness of retort this little Irishman has been
dubbed the Charles u'Malley of the army.
Inspector-Is there anvtliiiiv the mutla.
with your gas?
l.ady Yea. sir: It bus a very bad case of
quick consumption. Detroit Free Press
"Mr. I minify has a very small head, don'l
you think so. pa?"
"It does look small, my son, but there
no doubt it's lunch too larnc for its preuent
pin pose."-Clevelancl Plain Deale r.
Jack I sutmose there is nothlmr i,.
pleases a woman more than the devoted
attention of the mail of her choice?
Hess- Kxcepl. Heliums, the devnteH .,.
Hon of Hi.' man of some other girl's choice.
x (iiiaucipuia j'ress.
"Yes," declared Dr. Poiimlenvoll
lively, "I like to think that In the next
world wo Khali be allowed to norxno th.
same voi utlons we do in this. 1 i.,.n.... .. .
' " wild Mr. Smith. Irreverently,
'HoW'd lOU like to be the ire nmn?"r'lo.,i.."
"What will you sav when vonr ron.ili,..
anls ask you for an explanation?"
"I don't know," answered Senator' Sorg
hum. "There's no use of wiirrvlnu aho.ii
vhat I am going to kiv. Th.v u,m'
lleve It, anyhow." Washington Star.
I ve got a good order from Kingln, dow
In PunkvUUV said the trallng man; "but
I CHn't rind out ulivlhlnii iihoul ,! n,.nr.iu!
standing. Have you looked him up In RrAd
street's?" "les.' Answered ihn em, III t.,B m "...j
Bradstreet loc ates him on Kasy street. 8an!
iim the goods.'
the interviewer 'M i.
mnoiea mai you intend lo retire from pol
Well, well," replied the senator. "Iff
queer how rumors start. I suppose, this out
grew out of the fact that 1 attended church
.villi my wife. last Sunday."-J'illadelphiu
"What did that palmist bring out
ninMH-ii . woi nanur
Sentinel01'0 d"""r and a half. "-Milwaukee
T H A NMKOR M A TI O X .
New York Sun.
Tas Just before Thanksgiving day
And little Willie While """ay,
VA us sound asleep, all tucked away
As usual, for night ;
And he hud swum a charming race
In apricots ami cream,
When through his visions rushed suaca
This most atrocious dream:
It was a monstrous turkey cock
Who stood upon the spread:
His eyes were like tho court house clock
And dreadful turkey-red!
He had a sharp and wicked bill.
His neck was wet with gore.
And thus to frighten little Will
Ho spake thcfce words no morei
"Behold. I am I be wraith of him
Who dies a death unjust:
For greedy boys torn limb from limb
That they may eat to bust!
Oh. Willie White, beware! Br yet
Another nlslit you see,
T's written down so don't forget--
That you shall change with me!"
Then Willie shrieked amid his sleep.
And trenibllnuly awoke;
Rut when Ins flesh had ceased to creep
He deemed it ail a Joke.
Alas! the word Indeed were truth,
For ere tomorrow nlaht
The tnrivev hH1 become the youth
Koooier wiuie wniie:
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