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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JAN UAH Y 2, 1!K)G.
The Omaha Daily Bee.
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' (BeaJ) M. B. HUNOATB,
WHG5 OfT OF tSWX.
Snberlher tearingr th city ten
norarlly ahoold have The Bee
.mailed to them. It ia better than
a dally letter frdm home. Ad
dress will Bo changed often aa
Haj you compared the New Year's
editions of the Omaha dailies?
Count Wltte -would probably like to.
be relieved if "relief" did not mean re
tirement. RiiiC iu the new county board aud
take the lid off the county court mist
Omaha wants a little more amok
from lta factories and less smoke from
the big buildings In lta business center.
" Tho white flags have taken the place
of red flags In Moscow, but the embers
arc still burning in- the revolutionary
deal pile, v C '
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; The chorus girls of the New York
Metropolitan Opera are threatening to
Strike and the battle will be fought with
Keform Is In the air everywhere,
Chancellor Chaplin of the Missouri unl
Terwlty condemns Itugby foot ball as too
brutal for "Missourah."
. Business men of Omaha who have al
lowed themselves to be held up or taken
In by fake New Year's editions are en
titled to no particular aympathy.
. Now that Bryan has viewed the wild
Filipino In his native bamboo lair, an
other paramount issue has been dropped
Into the wasts basket by the Commoner,
Charles Wagner has favored Ameri
cans with another chapter on the "Sim
pis Life in America," but he continues
to lead the simple life on the other side
of the ocean.
The new fast mail trains between
Omaha and San Francisco will prove
of no advantage to Omaha newspapers,
except possibly to the scavenger sheet
that purloins bodily from the morning
The outgoing governor of Ohio is torn
ltetween a desire to banish the lobby
and to permit legislators to feel the
pulse of the people. How would It do to
force tho members to read the news
"Will Commissioners Hofeldt and Mc
Donald peralst on holding on," Is the
closing quotation of the year at the court
house. It Is so disagreeable to s hungry
man to be crowded away from the pie
Municipal corporations should be
managed like private corporations, say
Governor Herriok, but from the evl
donee of "graft" in some private cor
poratlon the statement will bea
With that strong unionist, the duk
of Drrcnthlre, advising frea traders to
vote, for liberal candidates, the United
Irish (xtrty may find it difficult to nnlte
ifpon candidates at the coming parlia
mentary election. -
It U to be hoped that when congress
reassembles Thursday there will be
soma evidences that some of th mem
1era have made New Year's resolutions
not to be fc th employ of more than
one concern ut one time.
. As former lOducator Dougherty ia
serving an Indeterminate sentence there
Is still some Interest In the extent of
his peculations, but It Is probable that
th state of Illinois will find that be
ii permitted to plead guilty too soon.
TRt F1RT LEAF OMAHA STtOrLT) TVRS
The Brut leaf Otnnha should turn over
in to atop magnifying its population anil
exaggerating its commerce. The truth
Is good enough. A false statement once
made must Ik; reinforced by a succes
sion of false statement" until the false
hood become so palpable that' It can
no-longer be sustained, or the truth con
cealed. In It n annual review of Janu
ary 1. 18H0. The Bee placed the popula
tion of Omaha at 120.000. and that was
stretching it to the utmost. Four months
later a conscienceless census supervisor
returned the population of Omaha as
142,000. lor that census padding
Omaha baa suffered Incalculable injury
and humiliation. '
. The same spirit of brag has prevailed
for the post two or three years concern
ing Omaha's commercial growth. In
I)ecernler, 1W4, the former secretary of
the Commercial club, who is no slouch
as a magnifier, gave It out cold that the
output of Omaha's factories and pack
ing houses for the year 11)04 had reached
the stupendous figure of $282,000,000,
and the rolume of its wholesale trade
was represented by him as exceeding
1113,000,000. These figures were pub
lish In the New Year's numbers of 1905
of all the Omaha dallies because they
were presumed to be correct or some
where near correct As a matter of fact
they ware as far from the truth as
Omaha 1s from the north pole.
In order to have reliable data for its
Jubilee Edition, The Bee made a care
ful canvass among the jobbers and. man
ufacturers of Omaha and the most lib
eral estimate procurable shows the total
output of Omaha and South Omaha
manufacturing establishments during
the year 1H05 to have been slightly in
excess of $17.1.000,000, or $107,000,000
less than the figures given out for the
year 1904 and the Jobbing trade of
imaho. for 1905 foots up a fraction over
$75,000,000 as against $113,000,000 given
out for 1004.
To keep up the imposture, our local
contemporaries have raised the fake
estimates of 1004 by from 30 to 40 per
cent in their reviews of Omaha's com
merce, and output of its manufactures
has been advertised as aggregating
$"410,000,000, or nearly double its actual
volume, and the Jobbing trade Is repre
sented as $13.000,000, or fully $110,000
000 greater than it actually was for
With this progressive systematic
padding of Omaha's commercial activi
ties we should within a few years over
take Chicago or possibly even New
York, and make ourselves the laughing
stock of the whole country, besides be
ing discredited for any statement that
r-lght emanate either from the Coro
net rial club or from the Omaha news
papers. That would Inflict greater In
Jury on Omaha than did the padded
census of 181)0. Is It not about time to
turn over a new leaf and atop padding,
magnifying, bragging and lying when
the tratl will serve' outs purpose so
JAVVART DISBURSEMENTS. '
The dividend and Interest disburse
ments to be made during the present
month will break all records. Accord
ing to the New York Journal of Com
merce, which Is very high authority, the
grand total of such disbursements Is a
little in excess of $41,000,000, which is
more than $4,000,000 in excess of last
year, when the highest record was
made. This shows a measure of mate
rial progress and prosperity which
ought to be highly gratifying to all our
people. While the gain in disburse
ments this year as compared with a
year ago iu not very great, yet when
it is considered that last year's amount
was extraordinary In comparison with
previous years we can understand the
relative importance of the present year's
As a matter of fact the gain made la
very large and Indicates a progress
which it Is not an exaggeration to call
remarkable. A parallel to ltjrannot be
found In any other country and ws
think there Is no previous record equal
to it In our own country. Thia is espe
cially true of the banks, quite a number
of which have Increased their dividends
during the year. It is a notable fact.
also, that the industrial Institutions will
pay out larger dividends this year than
they distributed a year -ago, the aggre
gate increase being more than $3,000,-
000. All this is the most solid and sub
stantial evidence that could possibly be
given of the progress and prosperity.
Industrially and commercially, of the
country during the past year, and It
also conveys a great assurance for the
THI PC RK FOOD CRUSADE
That the crusade for pure food has ac
complished much gafod Is not to be
doubted, and there la every reaaon to
believe that it jvlll accomplish more.
The bill introduced In congress Is very
likely to be passed and if It does the
purs food question will le practically
settled for this measure, framed by
Senator Heyburn of Idaho, is a very
comprehensive bill and is intended to
do away and undoubtedly would do
away with the fraudulent foods and
drugs which are now extensively sold
Unquestionably a ualioiml pure food
law la needed and it should be a model
to which state legislation may conform.
It can only deal with the manufacture,
labeling and sale of articles within the
exclusive Jurisdiction of the United
States and traffic which extends be
tween states or to foreign countries, but
It is manifestly desirable that there
should be a standard that will he ac
cepted uniformly by the states. The
greatest difficulty now arises from the
conflict of state laws and they should
be brought into harmony so far as pos
slble. A national statute generally ac
eeptable would do much to bring about
that result, for the? need of uniformity
Is recognized and" it would be almost a
matter of necessity to make regulation
within the states conform with thitt for
Interstate truffle, miles the law Itself
should make it difficult. Honest manu
facturers and dealers have ho ground
for opposing an act which would ef
fectually prevent injurious or fraudu
lent adulteration or deception In lntel
lng. It would be a protection to thein
against dishonest competition. Any op
position directed against a measure be
cause It would effectually accomplish
the purpose of protecting consumers
md honest traders ought not to be al
lowed to have even an obstructive effect.
W74.W, VOXORESS REASSEMBLES-
The reassembling of congress this
week will mark the tieglmting of an ac
tive work in which the entire country
will take a very deep interest. As now
Indicated, the matter which will com
mand first and greatest attention is that
relating to the regulation of railway
rates, which In the judgment of both
senators and representatives unques
tionably commands the leading place in
the interest of all members of congress.
Until that question Is determined none
other will, supersede, it In Importance
and undoubtedly this is fully realized
by every member of congress.
In other directions the congress will
be called upon to exert Itself very ac
tively. There are questions of vital Im
portance that will call for action and
some of them for very prompt action.
The I'anama canal matter occupies a
conspicuous position and is urgent The
money necessary to meet Immediate de
mands has beeu provided. All present
creditors of the government will be
paid. But congress has called a halt,
and very properly so, on carelessness
and extravagance lu expenditures. The
idea is that expenses must be cut down
and that on every hand there must be
curtailment in outlay. We are by no
means sure that this view will be influ
ential in congress, although it may have
the approval of a majority of the men
to whom it is submitted. It Is a very
hard matter to win persons over to con
ditions with which they are not famil
iar, especially with conditions of a
financial nature. The one we have un
der consideration is peculiarly sensitive
and therefore peculiarly liable to un
usual and, under some conditions, to ex
traordinary circumstances. Still it is
the evident intention to keep the Tan
ama canal expenses within such reason
able bounds as in the opinion of con
gress Is discreet. A question of com
manding interest which will probably
be prominent in the attention of the
present congress is that of the merchant
marine. There is a very strong senti
ment In favor of doing something for
the building up of a merchant marine,
but it is by no means certain that there
will be any legislation, although at pres
ent the indications are favorable. The
German tariff question will undoubtedly
engross a good deal of attention, but
with what, result cannot bo foreseen.
At least a score ot questions of the high
est interest will b considered and
acted upon by the fifty-ninth congress
and we make no mistake when we say
that few congresses have been called
upon for a greater exercise of wisdom
and Judgment, both as' to foreign and
domestic affairs, than will be demanded
of the congress which will resume Its
legislative labors two days hence. It
will make history In which not only
our own country but all the world will
VFFIClEKCr IJT FARM ISO-
One of the most Interesting phases of
American industrial activity at present
ia the movement looking to the adoption
of more efficient methods of cultivating
the soil. It need not be assumed from
this that either the supply of land avail
able for agricultural uses is falling short
in the United States, or that the farmers
are less acute In the pursuit of their vo
cation than are their brothers in other
countries. Uncle Sam still has enough
land to provide farms for many more of
his nephews, and the American farmer
easily stands at the head of his class.
The liberality of nature, which has pro
vided him with "all out of doors," and a
soil of wonderful fertility, has been more
or less of a handicap to him, and he has
not learned certain lessons that might
have been of much benefit to him.
Chlefest. of his failures has been In not
taking full advantage of the opportuni
ties of bis position. While he has an
uually turned Into the markets of the
world crops whose volume has aston-
Uhed mankind, the American farmer has
until very recently paid little or no at
tention to the conditions under which
bis crops were grown.
When the late J. Sterling Morton was
at the head of the Agricultural depart
nient of the government, he began an
educational movement which has been
continued by his successors, aud which
Is now Iteginnlng to show some results,
The peculiar conditions that prevailed iu
the greater part of Nebraska had long
engaged Mr. Morton's attention, and he
had evolved certain theories from his ex
perlenee and olwervation. These have
been put to the test, and either fully es
tablished or rejected. Secretary Wilson
a practical farmer, has developed the
utility of the experiment station until it
has demonstrated Its usefulness In unit
iug theory and practice in agriculture,
The testa of soils, seeds, methods of cul
tivatlon and other elements of the crop
problem under conditions equivalent to
actual farm operations, have proved im
mensely valuable to the farmer.
The lectures that have been giveu to
farmers of the corn belt statea on the
selection of seed corn during the last
two or three seasons have had a direct
result In Increasing the snnual yield of
corn by many millions of bushels.
Farmer are now breeding corn a lino t
as carefully as they breed live stock, aud
the day of tho nubbin has apparently
passed. In some sett Ions the same at
tention has lieen Kiveu to wheat, with
similar results. Complaint Is made by
the milling papers that the American
farmer does U1 provide with sufficient
care for his wheat crop. It Is suggested
that the annual yield might lc Increased
by at least 50 per cent, without addition
to the acreage, if more care was ob
served In preparing the ground aud look
ing after the crop. Whether this is well
founded or not. it remains a fact that
the yield of corn was increased with
added attention to conditions surround
ing Its growth. In this light It appears
reasonable that Hie wheat crop might lie
similarly affected. It is the object of
the agricultural experts to get these
facts before the farmer, that he may be
enabled to produce more from his land
without additional effort
Intensified farming Is not yet the prac
tice In the t'uited States, yet it is not a
wild prediction, in the light of the ex
perience of the Inst few years, that more
efficient methods of cropping the soil are
coming Into vogue and will won prevail.
The zenith of American ascendancy iu
the agricultural affairs of the world has
not yet been touched, and In the light of
the figures recently furnished by Secre
tary Wilson, one hesitates to think of
the total when farming shall be carried
ou with proper efficiency.
On general principles bond speculators
are not in business for their health.
That principle applies to the parties
who have offered to purchase the South
Oman city hall bonds, notwithstanding
the fact that there is a cloud hanging
over thenj in the shape of a pending
injunction suit. There certainly must be
good malgin in the deal as an Induce
ment for taking the risk. There is mani
festly another deal with a margin some
where that induced the South Omaha
ouncll to accept the highest bidder for
these bonds instead of readvertising, as
s customary when the lowest bidder re
fuses to make good.
If i-icnibcrs of congress woulJ only
furnish it guarantee that they wouhl
not trnel on railroad passes or free
transportation of any description the
country will cheerfully submit to an in
crease in their salaries to compensate
thein for Junkets as well as mileage.
It Is not the amount of money Involved
that the people care about, but the sub
serviency of their representatives by
reasou of accepting gifts from corpora
Cominlsstcner of Commerce Gar Held
must havo been reading back numbers
of The Omaha Bee during the eighties.
He has reached the conclusion that the
inly safesnnrd agnlnst the worst abuses
of trusts and combinations In restraint
of trade is federal supervision and con
trol of corporations engaged in inter
Having decided ithat Insurance Is a
commodity, it may be possible to bring
it under the terms of the Sherman anti
trust law, and if this Is so much good
talk has been wasted by those "consti
tutional" lawyers who always know
what Is right until the court speaks.
The New York insurance committee Is
to begin work on remeaiai laws tms
week, and now comes the "inning" of
tho fixers," who will probably desire a
remedy which will only satisfy public
demands rather than sever the grafters
entirely from the plunder.
Reform by Compulsion.
If the railway ar to give no rebate
and no psese they will be entitled to the
thank of the people who have aaTlfloed
their self-respect for such thing In the
past and who now will reform because
they are not In a position to do anything
A Ulaaarreeable Soaplelon.
Governor Hanly I demanding resigna
tions of most of the state officials in
Indiana on account of graft revelations,
which Indicate that the state ha been
run like a life Insurance company.
Catting- In on Perquisites.
Aiiuthvr unfortunate effect of the no-
pass policy adopted by the railroads will
be the unprecedented but necessary en
croachment by the member of congress
on some of their mileage earnings for
mere traveling expenst-s.
Increasing Warabln Speed.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Uncle Sam next battleship are planned
for 18.0W) ton and a speed of twenty-one
knots. Naval strategists are working for
greater swiftness In all classes of war
vessels, battleships having been moved up
to the speed formerly obtained only In
Men netting Their Doe.
At a banquet given by the Pilgrim
Mothers In New York the men were In
vited to look on at the good things from
the gallery, the gander thus being forced
to taste the flavorless sauce eo often
served out to the goose. But how horrl
fledthe Pilgrim Fathers of the original
time would have ixen to wee such aelflsh
aasertion of the right of enjoyment by
the meek and long-suffering original moth
Progrraa In the Law Domes! le. .
The law of husband and wife Is develop
ing rapidly, and new treatise on the sub
ject will have to be prepared at frequeut
Intervals. A western Judge enjoined a
woman from talking about her huaband, a
New Jersey judge baa declined to do the
same thing, and a Massachusetts Judge will
have to decide very soon whether he will
enjoin a woman from haunting tier hus
band place of employment and telephoning
to everybody in the place for three hour
at a time, or whether hi prerogative fall
short of that. The comptroller of the treas
ury has decided that a postmaster and not
hi wife I entitled to the earnings of a
minor daughter employed In the pontoflVc.
An Ohio man got an Injunction to restrain
hi wif from going to Europe and a Ne
braska father had hi son enjoined from
making balloon ascension. It I no
wonder that w hav more Judge la pro
portion to th population than any other
noun ABOCT SEW VOBK.
Hippies on the Current of 1,1 fe la the
I'mle RusBCll Page, the three-ball artist
of Wall street, was sorely depressed,
physically and mentally, last w?ek, and
had concluded to cut out business und re
main rest fully at home until the New Tear
blew In. But the fates decreed otherwise.
Wall street was humming. Stocks wer
oaring, and money earned from fio to 130
per cent on tall. And the precious stuff
waa hard to get. The cry of distress
reached the somber chamber of Suae and
thrilled him a keenly aa he had been
thrilled oft before. It roused the rich red
porting blood, which was doing i's ac
customed function In a sluggish manner.
Soon the depression vanished, his patriotic
spirit got busy and he wna again the Rus
sell Snge whose resources and timeliness
had been the salvation of the market. Hur
rying to the scene of action. Sage unloosed
hi purse strings and poured about KOuO ono
on the market at about 95 per cent !nter st.
"Ulorlons! Glorious!" exclaimed V'nde
Russell, rubbing his hands gleefully.
Mr. Sage's Joy whs boundless when ths
rate fur call money soured above 00 to If)
and 13. He eat with glistening eyes and
watched the millions roll out. ! rom 11
o'clock until 2. while Mr. Sage rmmmd
at the office, his men lent out ?.0.i.
Then the tide turned and the rate of Inter
est dropped fast.
Mr. Sage expressed great satisfaction over
his day' work.
"I feel younger," he said. "It teem
like old time being back here again."
Wall street waa saved and your uncle
A decision of Interest to purchasers of
cut-rate railroad ticket was made by Jus
tice Leventrltt of the New York supreme
court A. C. Newburn, a traveling sales
man, was before the court on a charge
of roguery In signing the name of Q. E.
Whltcomb, to whom the New Tork Cen
tral had Issued a ticket at a reduced rate.
Whltcomb had to sign the ticket, on which
wa a statement that ho should bind him
self to sign his name whenever requested
to do so by the proper officials.
Whltcomb was seen to talk with New
burn, and Newburn was shadowed. When
he presented the ticket at the Grand Cen
tral station he waa asked to sign his name
on It. He signed the name of George E.
Whltcomb and was arrested.
Justice Leventrltt held that no forg-ery
had been committed, as the ticket entitled
the person named to transportation, and
the fact that another person traveled upon
it did not defraud the railroad of tnything.
"Big Tim" Sullivan put up a Christmas
feast for his flowery friends at a restau
rant near Tammany hall. The man who
marketed for the dinner had ordered the
following supply: Three thousand pounds
of turkey, 2.OO0 pound of chicken, 6,000
mince pies, 20 dozen crates of celery, S00
pounds of coffee, 40 pound of tea, 20 pecks
of cranberries. Resides there were 60 kryr
of beer. And what Is more Interesting,
there were three kegs left after all the men
had "gone as far as they liked."
A the men consumed plate after plate
of turkey or chicken, the clatterlngs of
knives, forka and spoon against the plates
and cups made a noise like a boiler shop.
The "distinguished" waiters, wearing
aprons, moved about, tray In hand, serving
the guests' every want and with aa much
a they wanted.
A the men left the table to make room
for the others with equally voracious ap
petite, they received a cigar, a pipe and a
pouch of tobacco; also a ticket exchange
ablo on February 6 for a pair of shoe at
the clubhouse. Relay followed relay, until
"Little Tim" began to wonder whether
they were repeating.
"It make no difference," he said; "they
can eat a long a their appetite hold
Long before the last had been fed, which
waa about 4 o'clock, many of the knives
had piece bitten out, but that made no
"Big Tim," the hero of the affair, ap
peared on the scene late In the afternoon.
As the tall figure and smiling face of the
Bowery idol came In sight his guests
topped eating, and while they banged with
knives and forks on their plates until they
broke pieces off, they shouted for "Big
Tim" In a way that threatened to Interfere
with the theatrical performance next door.
Every man waa on terms of sufficient
Intimacy with the congressman to call
him "Tim," and he was the target for uch
"Say, Tim,' you're all right."
"We'll make you president, 'Tim.' " and
" 'Tim,' you're de goods." "Big Tim"
bowed and bade his guests continue their
Although the work on the new Black
well Island bridge has been progressing
very slowly there 1 enough of this Im
posing structure already completed to give
a fa'r Idea of its beauty when finished.
It will be longer, more ponderous In
construction and more ornate than either
the Brooklyn or the Williamsburg bridges.
The slow progress made In construction
Is due to the fact that the cantilever
method Is being used Instead of the ordi
nary suspension type adopted In the case
of the other bridges. In the Blackwells
island structure the longest span will be
l,G2.0rO feet, as against the 1,600 of the
other two; but there will be two spans,
and together and Including the approaches
this will make It almost twice as long
as either of the others. The cantilever
principle was adopted because the less
span ha made it possible to carry the
bridge across on huge arm Jutting out
from each shore, Instead of swinging it
through space on giant cames. nut It i
a question or balancing tnese arms at
their shoreward ends by huge counter
poises and anchorage and molding their
muscles so that they can stand the strain
they will have to carry when they Join
over th center of the river that liaa
presented so many grave problems to the
engineers. The new bridge will have a
capacity of two elevated railroad and four
electric car tracks, in addition to a thlrly-
flve-foot carriage-way and two sidewalks.
To bear Its own weight and to carry the
enormous traffic promised the . trusses,
which are l'.tt feet tJep, are the heaviest
that have ever tx-eu built for this or. any
other purpose. The sub-structure for the
main plan consist of four pier and two
anchorages, all of which are built of con
crete based on solid rock. In the building
of the steel structure It I estimated that
86.000,000 pound of metal will be used, and
the total weight of the auperatructure. in
cluding the roadway and tracks, mill ex
ceed I.ttAOOCCW. In the consumption of
steel battleship' and skyscrapers do not
Thing Not What They Seem.
In making up the necrology of 105 oiu
head the list with Free Pass and others
with Graft. Still other hesitate to put
either of those famous personage on th
list, on the ground that frequently thing
are not a dead a they look.
May III Tribe Increase.
In thd estimation of Speaker Cannon
the world I better than ever before,
despite the groans and lamentation of
pessimists over the departure of "the good
old times." At any rate, th world never
before had a "Joe" Cannon, with hi
breeiy optimism concerning men And
thing. Long life to hlmi
STATB PRKSS ( OMMF.T.
Wayne Herald: President Roosevelt bus
mapped out a policy of rate legislation that
seems to be pretty generally endorsed by
the people of the country and from present
appearances many of the railroad managers
ar beginning to think It would be a good
thing to have a law that would protect
them against themselves, and with these
conditions so plainly In evidence It seems
congress ought to be ready to act promptly
In passing the denired legislation.
Tork Times: 'fhe people of this country
do not want a paternal government. They
want an opportunity to paddle their own
canoe and do not ask the public to act
a guardian or nearest friend. The Ameri
can Is of full age and sound mind and con
sider himself competent to take care of
himself. He asks only a fair and even
chance. It Is a mistake to suppose the
people of this country would lie contented
under the conditions that prevail In the
old world. The officers are not "fathers'"
nor "rulers." but servants. They are ex
pected to do the work entrusted to them
for a time, honestly and fairly, nnd let it
go at that.
Central City Record: The Omaha Bee
has been studying the late election returns,
and finds some very Interesting things. It
ays that in the ninety counties of the
state only thirteen twelve republican and
one democratic elected straight ticket. In
every one of the remaining seventy-seven
counties, therefore, one or more candidates
were elected by those scratching their
tickets. The Bee very sensibly says that,
while the republicans carried the slate at
the last election by nearly 25,000, they have
no certainty of electing the next legislature.
People are caring less and less for party,
and are demanding more and more that
something be dona, and the record made
by the last legislature, which waa over
whelmingly republican. Is not going to be
a very pleasant thing to defend In the next
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha Grain Ex
change has adopted resolutions protesting
against the discrimination In corn rates
to Baltimore by the Chicago. Milwaukee
ft St. Paul road between Omaha and Kan-
saa City. The rate from Kansas City over
the Milwaukee road 1 16 cents per hun
dred pounds, while from Omaha the rate
Is 18 cents per hundred. The business men
of Omaha threaten to boycott the road
unless the rates are adjusted. This re
calls the condition of affairs a they exist
In Hastings. The freight rate on corn
per hundred pounds from Hastings to
Omaha la 14 cents, and the distance Is 1S2
mllea; while the distance from Omaha to
Baltimore is l.TM mile and the rate Is
only U cent. Doe It not seem strange
that the rate on one hundred pounds of
corn shipped from Hasting, to Omaha
should be only 4 cents lower than the rate
from Omaha to Baltimore, when there is
a difference In the distance of 1.14 miles?
Plattsmouth Journal: It Is useless to
lay the blame for the deficit on the rural
free delivery of the franking prlvilee-e.
though It Is true that regarding the latter
there Is no Just reason why the post
office department should be obliged to
carry the Sniil of every other department
of th government free of charge. Tho
fault lies In the exorbitant rate that
ha for years been paid to railroads for
conveying the mall. If the United States
could secure from the railroads the same
rate that is enjoyed by the express com
pany of which the astute senior senator
from New York Is the head, the deficit of
the postofilce department would be a thing
of the past. Time and again In the past
twenty years congress ha been urged to
Investigate the compensation pnld rail
roads for carrying the mall, and time and
again congress has refused to do anything
of the kind. The time seems ripe to urge
once more upon that legislative body of
the government the necessity of investi
gating a form of graft thot ha long been
permitted to exist.
Joseph II. Choate will be elected presi
dent of the New York State Bar associa
tion at It meeting In January.
"Scotty," the spectacular miner of Death
Valley, wu not killed. Indeed, the fact
may develop that he was only about half
shot, as they say In his part of the coun
try. Speaker Cannon suys lie doesn't want the
millennium yet, and he Is doing his best
not to permit the minority to bo deluded
Into believing that that beneficent show
Prof. T. J. J. See of Washington has de
termined the height of the atmosphere by
a new system, which consist in noting th
time of sunset and that of the complete
disappearance of the blue ot the ky.
President John Gordon of the Howard
university, Washington, has resfgned, his
resignation to take effect next May, Dean
Frederick P. Fairfield, who on two former
occasion ha acted as president, ha been
named as acting president.
Mr. James Helen Hyde, who was at one
time prominently mentioned for the French
ambassadorship, ha sailed for Taris. Mr.
Hyde 1 well known from hi interet In
the Alliance Francalse. He was formerly
In the life lnaurarate business.
Justice Will, who ha Just retired from
the bench of the British high court of Jus
tice, once gave a decision which, on re
flection, be thought was not quite fair. He
sent the unsuccessful litigant a personal
check for the amount he had sued for.
1 Stockholder of the Portland exposition
are to receive a dividend of 16 per cent
on a capital stock of t402,3uO, approximate
lng lluO.tS. Omaha record of per cent
on th capital Block of the exposition of
1898 towers away beyond it predecessors
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San Francisco Chronicle. ,
The success of Japan In Its war with
Ku'sia In Manchuria Is having a marked
effect upon he domestic policy of Chin.
It is taking the form of organised resist
ance to all foreign Influence. av that of
the Japanese, with whom a perfect undsr
stsnding apparently exists. Ttie Chlnesa
government old-time' practice of evasion
and passive obstruction In Its dealings
with the foreign powers and th encroach
ment of foreign rltlxens on Chinese terri
tory, for the exploitation of It trad or
: any other purpose, hive been abandoned
and the Idea expressed In the slogan
"China for the Chinese" is fast developing
as a national policy. This hii been an
ticipated by the foreign newspapers pub
lished In China and Japan and is causing
The new policy of the Chinese is mani
festing Itself in various way. No further
concessions are being granted to foreign
ers. Some that have been granted in th
past have been liought In by the govern
ment. Others "have been confiscated on
the ground of non-fulfillment of the obliga
tions assumed by the grantees. A modern
military establishment on Japanese-European
lines Is being established and the
rebuilding of a fleet of warships planned.
The boycott established on American goods
ws probably Initiated and fostered a part
of the new national anti-foreign program.
Moreover, It Is asserted In Shanghai that
the conciliatory disposition shown by the
United States and the western powers
toward China ha been construed by the
government and the people a an evidence
of weakness ond not as a mark of friend
liness. The reduction of the allied forces
In Peking and Tlen-Tsln and the with
drawal of the Britleh-Chlna squadron from
the China seas have, also, helped to
strengthen this conviction In th Chinese
mind. The development of the new Chi
nese policy has. Indeed, a tendency to
revive the old Boxer movement and gives
poor promise of the reaping of the com
mercial benefits which the western nations
' P'ted o secure as the fruits of Japan s
tiiumpn over Jiussia.
I.ISES TO A I.AHiH.
"All my worldly goods shall be yours,"
he concluded, and hung tremulous on her
"And you may select my ties yourself,"
he added as a clincher.
With a beatific smile, she held out her
hand fur the ring. Philadelphia Ledger.
"I suppose you keep away from the mis
tletoe because you are afraid of . being
"No." answered Miss Cayenne. . "but I
, "V,: ''W-,Y nn ' "'n?n1.," "
Tlicks Ts he rich?
Wicks He must be. He has two auto
mobiles and a steam yacht. SomrvllU
Mrs. Jack Polls Jack, don't rtenv "
You were out playing poker again In'
Mr. Jack Potts I was not. I wa In
just $21 this tints. Cleveland leader.
Arlxona Young Man Isabella, how ilu
you stand on the statehood question?
New Mexico Girl Why, I'm for union, of
course stop. Dick! You are taking an un
fair advantage of me! ghicago Tribune.
"It's a cold day for me." aaid the down
cast man who had Just been fired.
As he spoke lie fell Into an ley puddle,
which made him hot. . ,
"I'm so wet I'm dry," he muttered, pick
ing himself up and entering where swinging
doors invited. Philadelphia Ledger.
"Children must be educated when young
to respect their prent," said the disci
pllnarlan. "Yes." answered the frsnk person; "and
parents should so conduct themselves that
the children, wheti they Krt older, won't
frel that they havei been itneVvdi 'bn."
V aihlngton Star. ....
Lawyer Were you present when the
trouble legan between the prisoner and
Witness Yes, Mr. It
was two yeais
lawyer What happened then?
Wllnewa I attended their wedding.
The confusion of tongue had Just fallen
"One of the fellows' daughters cam horn
from a finishing school with a new ac
cent." they explained.
Thus we see again there was a woman at
tint bottom. New York Sun.
"I can't understand." said the visitor in
Washington, "why our senator voted for
that bill. I heard him say, not six months
ago, that he had conscientious scruples
n'I know he had," answered the Washing
ton correspondent, "but he er took some
thing for that feeling, and got over It"
TIIK MOIt.MG jttTUK. .
John Kendrlck Bangs in Harper's Weekly.
O the -Hist of the year too cold, I fear
For tho cause of a true reform.- -'T
were better to wait for a later date
When things are a bit more warm.
The trouble that lies In the wav of the wise
Who'd leave bid habit behind,
Their virtuous sniff I froxen stiff
By the chill of th winter wind.
Th good intent of the righteous bent
Is nipped by the frosty air.
And tho new-turned leaf soon comes to grief
And wither beyond repair.
Old Janus hold, with his blasts so cold.
Bites deep on the virtuous noe;
Reform Is lost In the awful frost
That cornea with the month of snow.
'Twere better by much to await th touch
Of a genial May-day sun
For putting on ice your favorite vie
With which you at last are dose.
For the tenderest flow'r In nature's bow r
That Time can ever evolve
Is a sturdy oak and that no joke
Compared to a good resolve.
And that Is why. witli the new year by.
To my vicious way I cling.
And contra bono mores go
Till the warmer days of spring.
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