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The Omaha Daily Bee
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Sunday Be, per copy Bo
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Washington o1 Fourteenth Street.
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itorial matter should he addressed: Omaha
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Only f-cent stamp received aa payment of
mart account. Pereonel checka. except on
Omaha or eaefern exchanges, not accented.
Stat of Nebraska. Detinlaa County, aat
C, C. Roaewater, secretary of Th Be
Publishing Company, blnc duly worn,
ay that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally, Morning.
Evening and Sunday Be printed during
th month of November, 1906, waa a fol
low: I stjwm il si,eso
1 81,110 17 S1.TT0
I... B1.140 11 83.500
4 81.T50 1 S3BO
I 2,TO 81,800
SO.SBO 31 81.BOO
7.., 85.1 SO 22 81.4SO
t 84,610 t 8S.SSO
10 81,000 21 83,400
U S1.AWO 26 a,9RO
12 SO.BHO n 81.000
2 SXfiOO
W 81,080
14 niJMO
IS 81,430
: Total
Leaa unsold copies.-
10,31 a
Net total aalea. 03A.Z3S
Dally average 81.20T
. Secretary.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before m this lat day of December, 1S06.
(Seal) M. B. HUNGATK.
Notary Public.
abaerlbera leaving taa city tem
porarily shoal fcav , Th Be
tailed-1 these. It la better than
m dally letter trans stoma. Ad
dress wUl b chanced as oftea as
Who will appeal from that cigarette
decision I Does anybody know?
The early bird catches the worm and
the early Christinas shopper gets the
pick of the flock. ' ,. ., .
Because the county Jail graft has
lasted so long la no good reason why it
should last any longer.
General Weyler's present arger must
be more pronounced since he .annot at
this time place bis enemies "Incommuni
cado." An Omaha department store without
a bank Attachment will soon be as
unique as a public building without a
clock tower.
There Is no Indication that President
Roosevelt is in the least disposed to let
up with the prosecution of the public
land grabbers.
When Governor-Senator LaFollette
gets his deep bore auger in operation,
we may look for an exodus from Wis
consin to Join Andy Ilamllton.
If the bill to protect foreigners from
lynching becomes a law the "race prob
lem" may have to be solved by the
negroes taking out citizenship in some
other nation.
The crusade in the "milky way" seems
to hart run amuck of the Dairymen's
association, which insists that the dairy
fluid Is Ilka Mary's lamb, whose fleece
was white as enow.
Judging by the delegation which' has
Just reached San Francisco on its way
t Washington Filipinos seem to hare
learned the meaning of the verb "to
Secretary Hitchcock Is evidently of
the opinion that while "a man and his
wife are one" they are not always the
one which has the headrlgbt when a
white man marries a, squaw.
,"It is no crime under the anti-cigarette
law of Nebraska to roll a cigarette,
la your mouth," declares Judge Ken
nedy. "A Daniel has come to Judg
ment." cries the cigarette trust
In th suggestion .of a general staff
for the navy, the fact U overlooked that
the last great victory of American sea
men was made after the cables between
Washington and the fleet had been cut
The relntroduction of the Each-Town-snd
bill is pretty conclusive proof that
Senator Foraker failed to win favor for
his compromise in quarters absolutely
essential to the accomplishment of his
purpose. . ' .. .
"No Irish need apply" promises to be
toine as well known in British 'politics
as it one was In America; but reports
from Dublin Indicate that the Irish have
no Intention of "applying" at the prea
ent time.
Mr. Iter's proposed pipe Une to his
rteslan wells on the Missouri bottom
should have been submitted to the Water
board, so that it might appoint a spe
cial attorney to test the constitutionality
of an artesian water supply In the fed
eral court
In the name of the Civic federation.
Elmer E. Thomas baa filed protests
w(th the police board against several
disorderly aaloons. But why not pro
test against all that are within the pro
scribed dlbtrlctT Why make flesh of
aa and (lab of another J
The recommendation of President
Roosevelt that the four territories seek
ing statehood be admitted as two states
will very likely end discussion of tbo
matter and be at an early d.iy favorably
acted upon by congress. In the opinion
of the prenlrieut the advisability of mak
ing; the four territories Into two states
has been clearly established and there
Is no Justification for further delay.
So fnr as Arizona and New Mexico
are concerned, however, popular opin
ion Is still overwhelmingly against joint
statehood. This feeling Is especially
strong In Arlaona, whose people are
most unwilling to lone their political
identity and are also apprehensive of
the subordination of the interests of that
territory to New Mexico through the
superior voting power of the latter.
New Mexico Is opposed to the territorial
expansion which Joint statehood In
volves. Such being the situation. It ap
pears probable that the people of both
territories will reject Joint statehood
and decide to remain for a time longer
as they are. As to Oklahoma and In
dian Territory, It Is likely they will ac
cept the proposition to come into the
union as one state. There has been op
position In the latter to Joint statehood,
but It is not so general or strong as to
have much effect
It Is understood that Senator Bever
idge, chairman of the senate committee
on territories, who has persistently
urged that two states should be mndn
out of the four territories, will early
in the session introduce a bill for this
purpose and press for action upon it.
Backed by the recommendation of the
president the measure probably will not
encounter serious opposition.
The liberal party is again in power
In Great Britain and Its governmental
program will be awaited with iio little
Interest There are some very Interest
ing questions before the British people.
That of fiscal reform occupies a leading
place. With a large army of unem
ployed In the United Kingdom and con
ditions steadily growing more distress
ing, the advocates of a change from tho
free trade policy ought to rapidly make
converts to their cause by urging that
such a situation would not exist if there
was some protection for British In
dustrial and agricultural interests. The
new prime minister, Sir Ilenry Camp-bell-Bonnermnn,
is one of the most pro
nounced opponents of Mr. Chamberlain's
plan of fiscal reform, so that the cabinet
be will form will do what It can to dis
credit the proposed reform. It may not
be able to do much, however, unless it
shall provide for the unemployed some
relief other than comes from charity.
The question of home rule for Ire
land Is -still prominent - and the
Irish nationalist party is vigorously
active. The new premier . is un
derstood to favor home rule? although
there are some who doubt his sincerity
In the matter, believing that if be should
secure a free trade majority big enough
to enable blm to be Independent of the
Irish vote he would drop home rule.
It Is likely that British politics will be
somewhat quiet and uninteresting until
the meeting of Parliament a couple of
mouths hence. It la to be expected that
then a dissolution will take place, ' fol
lowed by a general election that will
determine whether or notthe liberals
ore to retain power. The campaign, If
there is a geueral election, will be fought
chiefly on the fiscal reform question.
The new premier is 69 years old, a
man of the highest personal character,
an Impressive orator, on experienced
parliamentarian, having "been a member
of the house of commons for thirty
seven years, and he enjoys great popu
larity among the liberals of the old
The establishment by congress of a
trade commission is proposed, such a
body to Investigate market conditions
throughout the world and make such
recommendations as will promote the
export of American manufactured prod
ucts. A bill already drawn provides
for a commission of five members and
the employment of experts, to last three
years, the expense not to exceed
$500,000. '
The author of the measure, Senator
Overman of South Carolina, thinks there
Is strong need of such a commission,
because of the poor showing made by
onr exports of manufactures as com
pared to our exports of raw material.
He points out that the south exports
more than 7,000,000 bales of raw cotton,
which are made Into cotton goods In
England and sent back to. South Amer
ica, where 132.000.000 were sold to
Argentina alone last year. It la the
opinion of the South Carolina senator
that 'the cotton goods should be manu
factured In this country if a market can
be got for them and the proposed com
mission la intended to help find a mar
ket So it Is in aU lines of export"
said Mr. Overman. "Germany sent out
experts, who found what the countries
to which they went wanted. They so
informed their manufacturers and they
got the business.- Why ahould we not
do likewise?" .
That a commission might prove of
value In promoting our export trade is
not to be doubted, but the question sug
gests itself whether the service could
not be as well performed through the
Department of Commerce and Labor,
and at considerably less expeuse. If
congress should authorize that depart
ment to send out experts to Investigate
foreign market conditions. It is under
stood to be one of the functions of that
department to promote exports and In
order to do this it should send special
agents abroad. Unquestionably some
thing needs to bo done to liw-rease our
exports of manufacture. We are pro-
i duclng more than the home market re
quires and unless there Is a material
growth In the foreign demand there will
have to be a curtailment of production.
Tills would be unfortunate ond a re
proach Uon our enterprise as a people.
So far as the export of cotton goods
is concerned, it could undoubtedly be
very much increased If American manu
facturers were more careful to acqualut
themselves with the needs and wants
of the foreign markets, particularly
those of the countries south of us. Eng
lish and German manufacturers know
Jnst what the people of those countries
require and provide It. Thus they have
built up a large trade and hold It while
our manufacturers do Httle more than
work off their surplus, from which they
get small profit, If any.
No practicable plan Intended to pro
mote our foreign commerce should be
discouraged. The extension of trade Is
a matter of prime Importance, which
should have the earnest consideration of
congress. If a commission Is needed to
help advance our commerce abroad there
should be no hesitation or delay In pro
viding it. It would seem, however, that
for this purpose existing means and
facilities are sufficient If properly used.
Never In Its history baa Omaha been
so thoroughly Imbued with the progres
sive spirit as it Is today. And yet it Is
greatly to be desired that every one in
terested in Omaha's growth and prosper
ity, who has not yet caught the spirit
fully, should enter Into it for the com
ing year without reserve.
The essence of tho progressive spirit
Is energetic co-operation in every enter
prise of a public or semi-public charac
ter. The rapid fruition of the Greater
Omaha, to which we all confidently look
forward, depends upon the execution of
many projects, which can be carried
through only by united effort and Joint
undertakings. Plans for several impor
tant Improvements of largo caliber are
under way right now, the success of
which will push Omaha upward many
notches and distribute lusting benefits
throughout the entire community.
We must realize that it is true of a
city like Omaha, even more than of the
people inhabiting the country as a
whole, that, as President Roosevelt says,
"we must go up or down . together."
Omaha has been going steadily upward
and will continue to do so, but the speed
of the upward movement will be acceler
ated by the spread of the progressive
spirit among all our citizens. The thing
to do is to take hold of the rope and
help pull along, not to sit idly by wait
ing for a share of the profits out of work
done by others.
Omaha's marvelous prosperity and ad
vancement during the past few years
will be only a prelude to the expansion
to be experienced the coming year, If
every one identified with Omaha contrib
utes his full share without shirking.
Now it transpires that Cathers' main
object In enjoining the merger of the
county.; and city treasuries Is to knock
out the entire charter. Whether this Is
with the deliberate design to create con
fusion or annrchyr or to force an 'extra
session of the legislature, has not yet
transpired. All we enn now surmise Is
the inevitable consequences pf knocking
out three extra councllmen at $1,500 a
year and knocking back the old Board
of public Works and the entire proces
clon of city officials and their retainers.
But it is useless to speculate on what
might happen if Cathers succeeds in re
pealing the charter by Injunction. Suffi
cient unto the time are the evils thereof.
If every one wr thinks his property
Is assessed more than It ought to be
were to sue out an injunction to pre
vent the collection of his taxes, follow
ing the example of the Nebraska rail
roads, all our local, municipal and state
governments would go iBto the hands of
The Nebraska delegation in the lower
house of congress has drawn several
prizes in the biennial lottery for seats,
but it remains to be seen what valuable
prizes they will be able to secure for
their constituents out of the appropria
tion grab-bag. '
There is no need for any Omaha shop
per to go out of town to make Christmas
purchases. Omaha shops offer a range
of choice and price this year that can
not fall to satisfy any one who has not
made up his mind not to be satisfied.
Purls professes to think the trouble
with Turkey at an end; but the French
should not withdraw their ships from
tho international fleet until the repre
sentatives of the powers are performing
their duties in Macedonia.
If the annexation of Hayll aud San
Domingo is seriously proposed the
author of the bill should be prepared to
settle the present race problems before
adding more men of African descent to
the country's population.
The proposition to elect members of
the bouse of representatives once in four
years will hardly bo popular In states
where congressmen are trying to "side
step" verdicts of guilty rendered by
juries composed of their constituents.
The annual report of Secretary Shaw
would Indicate that congress must do
more than talk If Uncle Sam is to avoid
finding himself in the- position of one
who has failed to cut bis expenses to
fit his Income.
. King Edward's appreciation of the
American quality of "hot air" can no
longer be doubted since Colonel Cody
has been named as Instructor In military
ballooning at Aldershot.
Redarlaar the Balk.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Japan ha taxed th csar :,0ua.00 for
taking car of th Btiaaian prisoners. What-
ever the Japanese may lack In diplomatic
skill they fully make up In financial acu-mca.
Sow (Jet Bnay. .
Philadelphia Press.
The American people expect much from
this congress, with Its strong republican
majorities.. Nor will the nation be disap
pointed. A Chansj f Seeae.
Chicago Inter Ocean. .
Let us all be frank enough to admit that
ft will be a real relief to turn to congress
we ha-e of late had so much of everything
Political Traditions Jolted.
Washington Post. '
Secretary Root's recommendation for the
removal of eighty-nine American consuls
who have been loafing on their Jobs Is a
blow to political traditions. The man who
ta willing to work for a living seldom seeks
a consulship.
The Spotless Seeklasr Spots.
Philadelphia Record.
In hunting? for defects In the lnmlnnna
character of Benjamin Franklin, Governor
rennypacker Imitated the astronomer who
searches for spots In the aim. hut with a
very different motive. The same Immeas
urable distance that . separates th sun
from the man at the end of the teloscnna
separates Franklin from' his small prag
matical observer.
FarmlDK a nreat Baalnee.
Louisville Cnnrlffr.J
Viewed from alt aM rarmini
business. And It la aa Hva
ttantial and serious huina that th t.rm.
ers should regard and conduct their affairs.
fortunately, system 1 rspldly revolution
ising the business. in the golden north
West the successful fermara are nrnnmrh.
their estate like great manufacturing
plants. ' There are no leaks, no slipshod
methods. Tbey are. .piling up magnificent
crops and are mnkln rnrhm., rwurn n.
way, through Kentucky and the south, too,
K f ... ...
iiimri are Deginning to look upon
ineir occupation as a sure-enough business
na not as a. speculative pastime.
Fonrth-Claaa Poatmaatera.
Kansas City Times.
A remark In tha'rennrt nf th nu-n o.r,.
Ice commission calls attention to a matter
that the public generally had overlooked.
The appointment of ' fourth-class postmas
ters for a four-year term has been a source
oi aemoraiizntlon to the service as well
as Of political Scandal. Plilmg.f.,
eral Cortelyou's order that these postmas-
ktio am io serve nencerorth for good be
havior ought to have a salutary effect.
There Is no reason In the world why such
'"""nees position as that of postmaster
hould be treated na a
. . jwa iivbi U11IVC.
While Mr. Cortelyou s successor may revoke
us oraer on me Subject, a postmaster gen
eral of good intentions could shelter him
self behind it against, the Importunities of
Express Lobby Prevents
Action br C'oncreaa.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Last year the fourth assi if ft nf rtAatniOatap
general suggested Wat. the rural delivery
carriers be authorliea to carry paskages of
merchandise up o fh1. pounds weight on
the prepayment of nostaae at rm. a
pound. Congress ignVred the recommenda.
tlon. Nearly. 30.00'ural fcllvrv
art ln opcraUon..'aiid. rain .or ahWia th.
carriers perform their daily task. But they
are so restricted by regulations, that they
can carry nothino- kflrt.ti.n
- - "I a,
magaalnea and parcels' at extravagant and
pracucauy pronmitotiy rates of postage. It
Is widely asaertedrinblmf n .r..iinri..
quiets but effective; liny has been at work
in Washington fop'yars to prevent any
action by congrees toward making the par
cels post In thia country of general con
venience to the people, as it is In Europe.
There .Is a.bubllc awakenlnar on thia .,.k.
Ject of whluh congress will hear much be-
iore tne session thac begins next week Is
over. J '
In Germany parcels-are delivered hv mail
for 6 cents that would rnt si ? i
United States, and miM vu,A i
divided to gain admission to the mails at
all. Parcels postage In England is one
sixth the rate In, the United States. Post
age on a parcel from the United fltat.a n
England or Germany , -is lower than be
tween any two postofflces in the United
States. Library books In Bwitserland can
be sent by mail U the fate of four pounds
ior cents. The charge In the United
States Is 33 cents. la !... ti,.n . ..
new congress will bJ elected, and If the
present one la as indlferent to parcels post
inequalities as .the last, voters ought to
make the question a 'distinct issue with
candidates. -The postal parcel rates now
in force art a. mass of ooDresaive ahanrrii.
tles, a wrong to the 'people and a heavy
handicap on American business as com
pared with facilities Ja Europe. .
Colonel ff, H. Michaels, the naw t-.,i'.
States consul general at Calcutta, will
start for his post shortly after the new
Senator Redfleld Proctor aave a ThanVa.
giving dinner to more than 1.000 famine
H tad nearly th whole village of Proor
tor. vi.
Joseph G. Cannon Is the oldest nun v.r
elected speaker of th national hoiia nf
representatives. ' He was also longer a
member of that body before becoming
speaker than anyother presiding officer.
Dr. Charles O. Goldsmith, 69 years old,
of New. Haven, Conn., and Walter H.
Wllkle, S years old, of Rockvllle. have ar
ranged to start on a trin around tha world
without money. They will earn their way.
Governor Folk's definition of "graft" is
to be used In th Standard dictionary. . rirw.
ernor Folk received a letter from th pub
lishers of that dictionary In New York
asking permission to place his definition In
that work, which is being revised.
David D. Thompson of Evanston, 111., the
newly elected president of (he Chicago
Methodist Social union, is the editor of h
Northwestern Christian Advocate and a
wall known religious writer, his "Abraham
Lincoln, tho First American," and ''John
Wesley as a Social Reformer" being his
chief works.
Emil Zerkowits, a noted Hungarian au
thor, commissioned a a special envoy by
his government, with the purpose of estab
lishing important commercial relations bs
tween that country and th United States,
haa arrived In New York. A proof of his
admiration for this country accompanies
him . In th form of a baby boy name
George Washington Zerkowits. who was
born on February 23, WOS. : ',
CtaMceSaraah. QaartarSlsa.
I Mimi sAOMi a o a quawraa
r1fi' I
Slae of National (amaalga Fond la
Reeeat Tear.
Reeeot testimony In the life Insurance
Investigation regarding contributions made
by theee companies to political campaign
funds gave temporary Interest to tho old
questlon, "How much money la collected
and used In national campaigns?" ' The
Washington Post undertake to answer the
question by giving figures vouched or M
correct. These figures show:
Fund of the republican national
committee In 1904 l.OD.W0
Fund of the republican national
committee In 19M) 2,1100.000
Fund of th republican national
committee in 1WJ J.SOO.OOO
Fund of the democratic national
committee In 192 4.1O0.0O0
Disbursements of the republican fund last
year were as follows:
Remittances to state committees.... 1700.00
For literature , fwO.Oi
Maintaining speaker's bureau 176.niO
For lithographs, advertising and etc. 160,000
Salaries and expenses at head
quarters ' ISO.OflO
Miscellaneous expenditures SO.OiiO
Dalance at close of campaign lOu.OOQ
The statement that more money was
collected and expended In the election of
Cleveland In 1892, than In the election of
McKlnley in ISM, will cause many people
to insist on the Mlssourian's prerogative
for a showing. The Post compiles In these
words: "But the 1S96 fund was not the big
gest ever raised In the Interest of a presi
dential candidate. The late Senator ltanna
knew that when he was alive, but never
publicly stated so. Mr. Bliss also knew It,
but likewise was silent. There were other
men who more properly could have taken
the publo Into their confidence, but they
apparently saw no reason for so doing.
The largest amount of money ever col
lected to conduct, a national campaign was
In 1892, when Grover Cleveland was a
candidate for re-elction. The late William
C. Whitney obtained the bulk of that fund,
and It was a trifle over H 000,000. . I have
this on unimpeachable authority, and the
statement cannot be successfully con
troverted any more than the other figures
herein given can be proven Incorrect. But
Mr. Whitney's fund waa not used to pur
chase the election of Mr Cleveland
thirteen years ago; It was expended In
legitimately furthering the interests of the
democratic . nominee. Just as tha money
contributed in 1898 and 1900 was devoted
to the intelligent promotion of the republi
can cause." '
Coming down to last year's contest the
Post says: "It Is possible to give not only
the slse of the fund raised by the repub
licans last year, but also to present a re
capitulation of the manner In which It
was disbursed. Two items consumed
nearly two-thirds of the entire fund,
namely, literature and assistance to state
committees. Very nearly one-third of the
$1,600,000 at the disposal of the national
committee was expended In the printing
and distribution of political pamphlets,
documents, etc. The postage and ex
pressage alone amounted to thousands of
dollars. It would be correct to state that
about lofiO.OOO was utilized In this way.
Fully a third pf the fund was sent to the
republican managers In a dozen or more
states where the local committees had
exhausted their own financial supplies. It
is well within the limits of accuracy to
say that at least between $650,000 and
$700,000 was paid out in this manner. The
chairmen of the state, committees who
were the recipients of such aid doubtless
have records to show that the money waa
expended in stimulating- interest In the
campaign by the employment of bands
and the customary popular attractions.
and for' literature on topics which were
of special Interest In certain localities.
!"Ah'lfher "bis: 'Iteni ' consisted of" the sal
aries to employes at the, headquarters In
New York and Chicago and the rent of
the offices. At the two headquarters there
were fully 250 men and women ena-aared In
a score of different capacities. Through
out th campaign the weekly salary ex
pense and rent roll aggrega: 1 about
$15,000. and by the time the content was
ended and headquarters closed up, $130,000
was paid on. this account. Next came
the lithographing and advertising account.
Millions of lithographs and campaign but
ton were distributed throughout the coun
try, and in the neighborhood of $150,000 was
expended for this purpose and for adver
tising in magaxinea and periodicals. . It will
be recalled that Chairman Cortelyou In
troduced an Innovation In 1904 by printing
highly attractive advertisements In the
leading magazines, and In this way reached
something like 10,000.000 or 12,000,000 people.
Those who are familiar with some of these
detaCs of campaign management will re
call that the democratic national committee
here was much discomfited When It leamcit
of this Ingenious and sagacious method of
advancing the republican cause.
'Even larger than the llthorruDh bill waa
the account of the speakers' bureau. Prea.
Ident Roosevelt's managers made It a rule
at the beginning of the campaign that
every man who was speaking under the
auspices or the qommltte should get his
transportation 'at' headquarters. In other
words, the chairman placed a ban upon tho
use of free passes. Thus most of th large
corps of stump sneakers had their travel.
lng expenses paid out of the committee's
treasury, a large majority or them, more
over, received compensation for their serv
ices. Altogether It required between 1178 .
000 and $200,000 to maintain the speakers'
bureau. This item completes the recapitu
lation, with th exception of the balance
which was left In the treasury at the close
of th campaign. This was between $86,000
and $100,000.
Exaggerated reports concerning the sis
of the balance have appeared In the last
two or three months. One story had it
that It amounted to about $400,000. and this
report gained extensive circulation. To
any person, who may think the actual bal
ance was excessive or useless It Is only
necessary to state that the national com'
mlttee maintains headquarters at Wash
ington, and will continue to do so until
the next campaign opens. To support th
headquarters costs In tht neighborhood of
$10,000 a year, and thia sum includes the
salaries of the secretary and two clerks,
erne rent, stationery, etc. Thus $40,00$
approximately will be expanded before the
republican headquarters are opened In 190$.
What Is left of th fund at that time will
b devoted to establishing the new head
quarters and starting th tremendous ma
chlnery of the national committee before
the treasurer again starts eut to collect
Railroad Frocreaa In th Weat.
Philadelphia Record.
The most Important railway enterprise
for several years la th extension of th
Chicago, Milwaukee Bt. Paul railway
from Evarts, 8. D., to Tmcoma and Seattle.
This means th building of 1.100 to 1,$0$
miles of road, the largest single pleo of
cufestruction for several years; it will add
another transcontinental Una, and It will
mak competition with th Union and
Northern Pacific. This enterprise follows
Close upon th determination of Canada
to extend th Grand Trunk to th Pacific,
With the probability of another Canadian
transcontinental line. The Pacific railroads
have been accused of obstructing th Pan
ama canal, but this actlvltty In project
ing roads to th Pacific roast does not
Indicate that railroad man ar much afraid
( canal competition.
No Secrets
To Hide
We have nothing to conceal; no secrets .
to hide! We publish the formulas
of all our medicines. You will
find these in Ayer's Almanac for
1906; or write us and we will send
,-them to you. Then show the formulas
to your doctor, and ask him what
he thinks of them. If he says they
are good medicines, then use themi
If he has anything better, then use
his. Get well as soon as you can,
that's the point!
Central City Nonparlel:' The railroad
senators are perfectly willing to "com
promise" with the president If he will
surrender all his plana for rate regulation
and accept those promulgated by the rail
roads themselves. The "compromise" Is
so simple the senators cannot understand
why Mr. Roosevelt won't agree to It.
Beatrice Express: Those who predicted
that Burkett would not have the courage
to go contrary to tho wishes of tho Thomp
son machine can now look at the dumping
of Green and Kennard from the Lincoln
land office and change their minds. It Is
apparent that Burkett intends to be sena
tor without the aid or consent of any boss.
. Fullerton News-Journal: The supreme
court has knocked the new jury law In the
head. It was so full of bats that no one
could tell what was really meant by its
author. The old way of selecting juries
will now be followed, and as It gives pretty
good satisfaction there Is no senso In
monkeying with new and untried experi
ments. Grand Island Independent: Some of the
opponents of State Senator George I...
Sheldon, prominent in the last session of
the legislature aa an enemy of railroad die
tation in the political affairs of the state,
say that ha is too young to be a guber
natorial candidate. He is 35 years of age.
able and active. The same argument was
heard In some quarters against President
Roosevelt when, through the death of tiia
predecessor, he assumed the executive
chair. But no one thinks so now!
Beaver City Times-Tribune: The rail
roads, not satisfied with sending the coun
try press free reading notices and edi
torials, which are seldom used, are now
contributing the Railroad Gasette, ofhcUl
organ of the big corporations, to the ex
change table of the country yokels. The
boys would be more pleased With the rail-
roads, and would come nearer to giving
them a square deal If the railroads would
offer them reasonable remuneration' for
legitimate railroad advertising. The or
dinary country editor pays in trade about
10 cents a mile for every trip he haa' Urn
to make.
Kearney Hub: United States District
Attorney Baxter declares that Nebraska Is
to become the storm center of the land
fraud Investigation, not alone as to illegal
fencing of publio lands, but in the matter
of illegal and fraudulent filings. The thing
for Baxter to do Is to see that no guilty
man escapes. The publio has not been
very favorably Impressed with his prosecu
tion for. the Illegal fencing of the publio
lands by the cattlemen, and there Is also
some wonderment at the sudden suspension
of hostilities against the Grain trust. But
possibly the district attorney for Nebraska
will show the people from Missouri that
he Is after the land fraud offenders In
downright earnest. At any rate we repeat,
"Let no guilty man escape,"
Wayne Herald: For a long time the
illegal fencing of the national domain by
big cattlemen has kept up considerable local
agitation in western Nebraska, an 1 when at
last a United States ma,rsluil was Kiven
power to arrest the outlaws and brlna
them before a United Stiles court to
answer for their offenses It whs generally
supposed the penalty tnfllctsd would be
in accordance with the crime committed.
A merciful court, however, thought that a
penalty of six hours in the custody of the
marshal and a fine of $300 ti aufncinnt,
and aa we are law-abiding citixens It la
preaumed we will accept the judg-munt of
the court as being Jurt. But whllo we
accept the judgment of th court, we are
led to believe that our oonoepOons cf
justice have heretofore ben tfll wrong,
because it haa always seemed to us to be
a greater crime to fence thousands of acres
of government domain and Urlv actual
settlers from their ' homes by a lot of
rough, bullying cowboy t, thn to sell a rlnt
of whiskey to a thirsty Indian, but accord
lr,g to the sentence ImncsMl In the cases,
The confidence of the public is
the final proof of merit, ;;.
Has stood the test
It is old and pure
9. 0. A rv Co.,
LowaU, Kasa..
it Is not, and we muit readjust our ideas
of right and wrong and put ourselves
In shape to bellevo that a rich cattleman
is not liable to as severe punishment fur a
great offense as the poor bootlegger Is
for the trivial one. It seems courts believe
that big, rich criminals who have a good
"strong pull" ought to be treated with
much greater deference than the little
fellow without friends; "pull" or wealth.'
Grayce If you had a figure like mine,
what would you wear at the fancy dress
Maye A balloon. Cleveland Leader.
"It's true I drink great deal, and al
ways have; but It never hurt me. In busi
ness there are plenty. of -men who can't
hold th candle to me."
"They don't dara. to. s They're-' afraid
they'd set your breath on nr."-Knsas
City Times. .
"I tell you, sir,", thundered -old Galley,
"If It wasn't for me you'd be the .most
forlorn and dlureputablt) creature-In. this
neighborhood." .
"True for you, pop." "retorted" yoang Gal
ley. "I won't be able to claim first honors
until you die." Philadelphia Press. .
"Promise me, jack, that you will not go
to the dogs Just because.! hav refused
you." i ;
"Oh, pshaw, of course not."
"You mean thing!" Brooklyn Life.'
"Are you pleased with the educational
progress your son is making?" .
"Yes," answered Farmer Corntoesel, "ar
ter seeln' him In the foot ball game, mother
'lows there won't e any trouble with
tramps when he's llvin' home, "Washing
ton Bur. ,t - ,
"Shay, ff'sher!" the man with the liquid
burden remarked to the policeman. V'sbee
all 'em houses runntn' by?"
"Sure!" replied the policeman, good-hu-moredly,
"I see them."
"WelL when nuin'r slx-twent'-fl' comesh
'long shtop It, 'caushe 'at's mine." Phila
delphia Ledger.
"I see that Kubellk, tha violinist, .wears
a muff to keep his fingers safe."
"Pity some of those high Insurance offi
cials couldn't have been persuaded to do
the same thing." Cleveland Plain Dealer. -'
i . t '.
An Irishman boarded a street car and
handed the conductor a rather dilapidated
looking coin In payment of his fare. The
conductor looked at the coin critically and
handed it back. "That's tin," he said.
"Sure, I thought It was a folve," an
swered the Irishman complacently, as he
put the piece back in his pocket and pro
duced a nickel Llpplncott a Magasin. -
Denver Republican.
Now the patron of the drama sees his
troubles fade away;
No longer will he spend his mon, and kick
hlmnelf next day;
The millionaires have guaranteed the .stage
to elevate
And give us shows that with the tax will be
There'll be no frosty "ad lib" acts In Con
ried's flawless house;
There'll be no bum comedians to make us
cry "Heraus!"
In fact, there'll be an absence of the rotten
stuff that pays
In the plutocratic playhouse for purely per
fect plays.
No more we'll see those Hamlets who
should be laying brick;
No more will whining Juliets of Shake
speare make ua sick;
No more the moving pictures will be
flashed upon the screen;
No more will vaudevillalns make us creep
with their "I seen;"
No more of "wemern" dramas, that but
parody the west;
No more of heavy farces that are shy of
mirth and Jest;
In fact, there will be nothing to remind us
of these daya
In the plutocratic playhouse for purely per
fect plays.
All tha money making playwrights will be
locked out In the rain;
Clyde Kitch, George Ade and Bernard Shaw
will try the door In vain;
Th populace will tear its clothes to get in
Una for seala
For dramaa of psychology by William But-
ler Yeats. . ;
Count Tolstoi. Henrlk Ibsen and the turbid
Will pulsate for the herd Instead of those
who think they think;
And then, with burled hammers, will the
critics Join the praise
For the plutocratic playhouse for' purely
perfect plays I