Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 29, 1906, Page 4, Image 4
THE 0MA1IA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JANUARY 20, lUOfi. Tim Omaha Daily Bee. E. ROSE WATER, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNING. TERMS or SUBSCRIPTION. Felly Bee (without Sunday), on year $4.00 Dally Bee and Sunday, one year 6.00 Illustrated Bee, one year -f Hunday Bee, one year J" Saturday Bee, one year 1 50 DELIVERED BY CARRIER. rally Pee (Including Sunday) per wk..17c Pally Bee (without Sunday), per week.. 12c Evening Bee (without Sunday), per woek c Evening Bee (with Sunday), per ween.. 10c Sunday Bee. per copy Address complalnta of irregularities In de livery to City Circulation .department. OFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha City Hall Building. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl Street. Chicago 1640 Unity Building. New York-1508 Home Life Inn. Building. Waahlngton 601 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to news and ed itorial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order, payable -to The Bee Publishing Company. Only 2-cent stamps received as paymcmt of mall accounts. Personal checks, cx-ept on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, . : C. C. Rosewater, secretary of Tne Bee Publishing company, being dulv sworn, says that the actual number ot t'uii and complete copies of The Dallv, Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed Uuilng the month of December, 1905, was at fol lows: 1 81,640 2 .....83.740 t 30,000 4 1 1,660 E 31.TKO 6 8100 7 83.1CO t ai,8oo 9 .-...aa.aoo 10 - 80,100 11........ 31,040 12 31,78 IS 81.UAO 14 81.MOO It 31,730 17 30,020 IS 31,20 19 ai.TTO :o a-i.aao ;i ai.oao 2a av.ioo 23.... ;u,oo 24 at,so 25 ai,7o 26 a-i.aio 27 a-j.oio 2 a.tMW 29 3 1, MO JO a'l.DlO 31 80,150 is .. az,rio Total Uhtt,40 Less unsold copies 10,miH Net total sales DTl.Stftf Daily average 31,341) C. C. R03EWATER. Secretary. Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me thia 31st day of December, lwi. (Seal) M. B. HUNUAt'E, Notary Public NVIIEJI OUT OF TOWS. Subscribers tearing; the city tem porarily ahoold have The Bee nailed to them. Address will ba changed as often as requested. Omaha is on the up-grade, but It would go up faster If it had fewer dead weights bitched on. Having gotten Into the courts, there Is no telling now when the printers' strike Jn Omaha will end. The Tonopah gold mines must have "arrived" Blnce the first light between union and nonunion miners resulted fatally. The county Jnll feeding graft may not be the only graft around the court house, but It bus been the biggest graft and must bo stopped first. Subserviency o the railroads' will not be the qualification demanded by Ne braska republicans of their candidates on the state ticket this yenr. Since Lincoln has decided that state officials must pay tuition for their chil dren In public schools Hastings may get Into the capital fight "for fair." The American young man has another cause for self-congrntulutlon. He docs not have to court his sweetheart In the limelight as Kiug Alfonso is doing. Chinese army maneuvers are said to have surprised foreign visitors who saw them; but perhaps it didn't 'surprise the foreigners as much as It did the Chinese. Denver Is about to open Its live stock show under most favorable auspices. That reminds us, What has become of the movement to Inaugurate a live stock show for Omaha next year? The 'Infant Industry" of burnlary has received a hard Jolt In Nebraska. 'With two Infants sentenced at Blair and-three to stand trial for murder at Omaha parental law seems to need reinforce ment Poles who have returned home from America looking for a flgli may find it; but It Is more probable that the Tutted States will have the greater trouble bringing back some of Its naturalized -rltirens from Siberia. Tho real menace to the street railway from overcrowded cars during rush hours is not so much the loss of '1 cents on the fares of those unable to get seats as the loss of the whole nickel of those who are compelled to walk. Of course, the lawyer who subsidized the Chicago newspaper reporter with a Christinas present of $100 was acting solely on bis own account without refer ence to the Interests of his clients. That Is always tho case after the lawyer Is exposed. Edgar Howard declares that the democratic state committee is planning "a love feast" for Nebraska democrats. Of course a second, table will he pro vided fcr the populists who used to per form In the small ring of the fusion tent show. That scientist wb,o annouueed that in telligent life may exist without air ou Mars has only advanced the outposts of pseudo scientific speculations in a new direction. It is too lata in the history of such movements to create a sensation by Its novelty. Attorney General Hadley of Missouri offers as his cure for trust evils a ret' ommendation that all lawyers refuse to hire out to help corporations violate or evade the laws. That might be a fairly effective remedy, but it has about as much chance of being adopted as a sug gestion that the corporation managers oliey the laws strictly without the aid or consent of venal lawyers. LOCK CASAL PROBABLE It may -be regarded as practically set tled that the Isthmian canal will not te constructed at sea level, as recom mended by a majority of the "consulting board of engineers. . Chief Engineer Stevens, who was before the senate committee jon Intenx-eanlc canals a few days ago, favored a lock canal, which he said could 1 constructed In not more than eight years at a cost of $ 147,1 sV 000, whereas a sea level waterway would cost about $250,0CX),0OO and take from twelve to fifteen years to build. This view Is concurred in by the canal com mission and also by a minority of the consulting engineers. The chief engineer also expressed the opinion that a lock canal would supply all the needs of commerce nnd that practically the only argument that could lo made In favor of the sea level type Is the time that would be saved In convey ing ships from oceon to ocean. He sug gested that there might be problems In the construction of a canal on the sea level of a more serious character thau could be foreseen. Mr. Stevens esti mated that the canal could bo built In seven years aud made the positive asser tion, on his reputation as an engineer, that the construction would not take more than eight years at the outside. There Is no doubt that a lock canal would supply all the needs of commerce for an Indefinite period and If ever the time should come when It did not It would doubtless' be posslhle to change to sea level. The determination or tuis matter and all other questions connected with canal construction ought to be reached with tho least possible delay. The country Is getting Impatient at the rather slow progress that Is being made with the great enterprise and would heartily welcome a decision of the ques tions that are retarding the practical work of canal construction. THE BRITISH L-lBOft PARTY. AVhut has been accomplished by the British labor party In the elections Is an Interesting feature of the political situa tion. That party will have a representa tion In the new rarliament of only fifty lotos, but the fact that It has attained this strength appears to be regarded as very significant. A London dispatch says that the labor party's development In niitloiial politics marks a surprising chanjje In sentiment In the country and th prediction Is made In some quarters Uir.t It will become the great democratic party of England. "The fact that labor fU Its strength In this election Is bound to gl f Impetus to the movement In the future." Its effect can hardly fill to be to unite more firmly for political pur poses the labor organizations, and also lucreusc their membership nnd Intensify their zeal. A prominent leader of the British labor party recently declared that "the stfUt&le for supremacy between tho dls IiiherMed tolling millions and their lords and master was .Itouud to crane, and it Is here. Hid its rote of progress will de iifjul to a large extent on the spirit In which tlif- lalor party performs Its work In the IIouso of Conundiis." That tho political conditions of the moment are favoiable to the advancement of this strngle seems evident. If the hiborites In Wv tew rarliament arc judicious, if their t'cr.umd are just nnd reasonable, It Is not to be. doubted that the party will grow, so that by another general election it limy be able to at least double its present representation. It has one of Its ablest and most influential leaders In the cabinet and this recognition gives as surance that the liberal party will give heed to what the party -of labor may ask. The showing made by the British lalor party certainly seems to warrant the view expressed by some that It Is the beginning of a revolution which will remodel political parties nnd disturb the foundations of political faiths. At this time British labor has substantial rea sons to complain of conditions, when a million and a half of people ure unem ployed and many of them destitute, with no prospect of ear!y Improvement in this unfortunate situation. The lalor party In the United Kingdom has given evi dence that it is not u mere faction, but a gruwing political power which must hereafter be reckoned with. HEAL ESTATE OUTLOOK 1 . OMAHA. All competent authorities agree that the outlook for real estate In Omaha was never ltetter. The era of real estate stagnation Is fully passed and real es tate holdings have again become con vertible ussets. It is un established truism that real esttite values are among the first to go down in periods of de pression and among the last to go up In periods of revival. It Is also a lessoii of experience that the swell of real estate values In any grow ing city must proceed from the business center outward rather than from the suburban districts ou the circumference to the center. Tho real estate situation In Omaha is illustrating both of these principles. Our real estate activity has come immediately upon the heels of the enlargement of commercial and indus trial interests, and the upward trend is most noticeable in the business center. Another jioint which emphasizes the peculiarly healthy condition of real es tate in Omaha Is that it is almost en tirely free from the speculative factor. All the big transfers of property of the lust year or two have been to pur chasers acquiring vacant tracts for pur poses of Improvement rather thau to hold simply for a rise with the Idea of selling soon again for a margin of profit. The assurance of further business ex pansion supporting a demand for en larged warehouse and store room facili ties makes certain the continuance of the building operations and every new building tends to enhance the value of adjaceut real estate. Real estate dealers rejsH't more in quiries for proerty this winter thsn in any previous year at the' same wesson, and also that prospective purchasers are I reconciled to tne new level of prices which has attained. Under such cir cumstances the real estate situation cannot fail to afford gratification to all people Interested In Omaha's growth, snd particularly to those who are more intimately concerned In the promotion of real estate transactions. THE rUILIPriSK QVESTIOX. According to reports from Washing ton n concerted effort of a very power ful kind is lelng made to prevent the rhillpplne tariff bill from lelng reported to the senate, or if reported from being passed. Tho statement Is made that the general question of our relation to the Philippines is playing a much larger part In the tariff controversy than had ln?en expected. It Is said that dislike of the Philippine policy is really growing In strength and that the ground for op position to the tariff bill Is that closer tariff relations would make it harder to bring about any change in the political status of the islands. It is believed this view may be found to be entertained by enough senators to defeat the bill. It was expected that the Philippine tariff measure would encounter strong opposition in the senate and It is at least possible that this opposition will be able to defeat the bill. What is rather to be looked for, however, Is an amendment of the measure that passed the house' making it less favorablo to Philippine products imported into the United States. It may be true, as stated, that the question of our relation to the islands is playing a part in the contro versy, but it is not probable that It is exerting very much influence. It is safe to say that few republican senators seri ously contemplate any change in the political status of the islands or partic ularly dislike the Philippine policy. The probability is that a bill will pass the senate reducing tariff rates In Philippine products, but not to the extent the house measure does. . The nonpartisan water board has sud denly become busy with the dissemina tion of statistics, designed expressly to create political capital for the Benr soniau candidate, just as the police com mission has recently mado Itself busy in boosting its preferred candidate for mayor. Both of these nonpartisan bodies hold their meetings in star cham ber. The water board wants to en lighten the people about the great ser vice It has rendered In creating an in terminable muddle, and the police board wants to Illuminate darkest Omaha with midway, midday lanterns. Ordinary people ore, however, at a loss to under stand why these beneficent nonpartisan bodies conduct their business behind closed doors. There Is no question but what the charter Imposes upon the mayor the duty to enforce the laws and ordinances I within the territorial jurisdiction of the city. But the statutes also impose upon the governor the duty to see to the en forcement of the laws throughout the Jurisdictional territory of the state. It Is a case not of exclusive responsibility, but of Joint rosiKinsiblliry. Nebraska should ponder well before com mitting Itself to the plan for dividing the stato into two federal districts. Among other things It will mean that fnore fed eral officers will have to keep out of the way of the executive axe. Sioux City Jouir.nl. It Is greatly to be feared the Ne braska delegation at Washington, wheu Its members agreed to o second district, had not thought of that. The Bee and its editor have gone Into the courts at various times on behalf of the taxpayers nnd stand ready to do so aain whenever occasion requires, but nobody ever heard of the editor of the World-Herald going into court to stop railroad tax-shirking, put nn end to graft or lop off sinecure tax-eaters at any stage of the game. The appointment of one of the leading foot ball experts of the country to the position of professor of mathematics at the Annapolis Naval academy is quite timely. By strict application of mathe matical rules he may be able to divert the surplus energy expended on hazing to practice on the gridiron. "Consideration" from the standpoint of the house of representatives can Iss understood from the fact that after five days' talk not n word was changed In the terms of the urgent deficiency bill, despite the showing of western repre sentatives. Messrs. Greene and Oaynor should not take too much hope from the fact that one of the Jurors became ill during the trial, us that was one of the features of the Ware case at Omaha, and after the sick man recovered he voted for con viction. Out for the Stuff. Philadelphia Record. Shrewd contractors have no notion of competing ug.ilnst each other for such a government Job us the eons! ruction of railroads in tho Philippine Islands. Flattened Oat. Chicago News. Secretary Taft has managed to spare about a minute of his valuable time to sit down on the critics who said that his friends were interested in Philippine real estate deals. More Than a lighting (nance. Portland Oregotiian. Summing up tho press dispatches, we might say that if he is not killed In the haxlng process, the modern fighting man In either arm of the service stands a reason ably good cham-e of dying from old age. Turn Down tho Light. Baltimore American. All the world loves a lover, but ecn with the advantage of the fierce white light which beats upon a throne King Alfonso is not getting a bit more of the romantic limelight Just now than Representative Lotigworth. An Inioresslvo Moaael. Boston Transcript. A tabulated list of "Tha Small Beginnings of Rich Americans" Is being copied around the country. Recent occurrences in the fiuauvlai world would give material for aa almost equally Impressive compilation on The Small Endings of Borne Rich Amer icans." , Talking- for Effect. Philadelphia Record. There Is unquestionably a great deal of jingoism In both England and Germany, but not quite enough to cause these great na tions to rush Into a war for no better rea sothan mutual Jealousy and dislike. What a Difference. Wall Street Journal. The house of representatives expressed its delight by prolonged applause when J. Adam Beds of Minnesota said: "Mr. Payne speaks of the senators from New Tork. Most people are trying to for get them." Yet when the two senators from New York took their seats the other day the welcome they received from their colleagues amounted almost to an ovation. There Is a big difference between the two ends of the capltol. The one is quickly re sponsive to public sentiment The other represents, what? neal Value ot Railroads. Philadelphia Press. A federal court Judge In Nebraska has decided that the best way to decide how much a railroad Is worth la to count up the value of its stocks and bonds. The actual cost of laying Its tracks and build ing Its stations, he Infers, no longer re presents of real value of a property. Nor is It a true measure of the company's earning capacity. For tax gathering pur poses this western Jurist concludes the company should be willing to abide by the value set upon It by those who actually own it. These are the persons who have the stock and bonds. What a rattling of dry bones there would be If the big eastern railroads should be taxed according to the stock market estimate put upon theml And what a snug Increase there would bo In the revenue received by the common wealth In Pennsylvania It such a rule should ba apnlledl TALK.IXG ABOIT A BILLION. Yarlona Answers to a Question of Public Importance. Cosmopolitan Magazine. Does the possession of a billion of dollars In the hands of an Individual constitute a menace to the republic? Jchn Wanamaker: "Not when the law becomes a terror to evil doers by prompt and vigorous administration." Edward Atkinson: "No." E. Benjamin Andrews: "Not neces sarily." Ernest Crosby: "Most decidedly." Henry Clews: "I do not believe It would. The time always produces a man fit to cope with the situation, and wisdom more than keeps pace with wealth." (By inference Mr. Clews seems to Indi cate that the billionaire would constitute a menace which would be met and over come.) David Starr Jordun: "In Irresponsible hands any large accumulation, whether of individual, corporate or governmental own ership, may be a menace. A surplus is always a danger. The fewer the persons concerned the greater the risk of a major ity going bad." Washington Gladden:' "It does; a very serious menace. Such power as this gives over the resources ot life and the means of subsistence of the entire community is not possessed by any sovereign on the earth today. It may have belonged to the czar, but It has fallen out of his hands. k0 free people ought to tolerate the exer- else of such Irresponsible power over their industries." Charles W. Eliot:', "No." Jack London: "Yes; a menace as colossal as the sum of dollars." SPOILING RAILROAD HARMONY. President Stlckney'a Offensive Activ ity 'Against Rebates. Kansas City Star. Now why should President Stickney of the Chicago Great Western railroad al ways be kicking the table over? Take his latest exploit, for instance. To the traffic managers of western lines in conference in Chicago, who anked whether he proposed to reduce rates on dry goods, he replied that he was considering a pro position to make openly the same rates that had been made secretly by the Bur lington for some years. A few year ago, It will be recalled, Mr. Stickney caused a great flurry by getting a contract for a share of the packers' busi ness and then publishing the rate as an open schedule. That was properly consid ered rank treason by the other railroads, which had no Intention of giving the snap away to the general public. They under stood that the lay mind would fail to comprehend the principles on which the discrimination was based- and that trouble would follow. , Yet Mr. Stickney has never seemed able to grasp the essential unwiBdom of treat ing all shippers alike. If at times he has been apparently reasonable In such mat ters nobody hus been able to tell at what moment he might come out with an open rate offering the same, advantages to the little fellow that by right belong ohly to the big shippers. Somehow he doesn't comprehend the fact that the large dealer Is entitled to all sorts of special privileges and that the whole business scheme would be upset if they were open to the small merchant. Mr. SUckney's conduct Is de plorable. Tho other traffic officials can only pray that some day he. may sei the light. SPOT LIGHT O.N ALUIIK H. Rhodo Island's Senator Caught Off Ills Guard. Kansas City Star. Senator Bailey of Texas turned a "spot light" on Senator Aldrlch of Rhode Island yesterday. There are moments in the devel opment of every drama when even the hero and the heroine must yield the center of the stage to the "heavy," and uncom fortable moments he finds them. With the spot light turned full upon him he is seen at his worst, Just as the hero or heroine, under similar circumstances, is seen at his or her best. Mr. Aldrich haa never liked the limelight. He haa been In the senute what Mr. Rocke feller has been In buslness-a comparatively stealthy man. He has sought the back ground rather than the foreground. He has a preference for privacy rather than publicity. With flue sarcasm Mr. Bailey described him as extremely "conservative." But even a man in the background or un derground can be s'iddetily. If unwillingly, brought into the glare of exposure by an unexpected shifting of the scenes. Aldirch, who 1ms be-n regarded as a man of caution and cunning, made a slip yester day. The matter of rate legislation was before the senate, brought there by a dem ocrat. Aldrich was off guard. The usually silent man msde a diltraging reference to democratic rate regulators. Then tha man from the biggest state In the union rf ached out for the man from the smallest slate and dragged him Isfore the senate and before the country. He turned the "spot light'' on him, showing him up In his true colors, lie toyed with him as a cat plays with a mouse. He tortured him with sarcastic compliments. It was a sad ordeal for the close family connection of Rocke feller, the first reliance of the railroads and the trusts In the Miate. And when the smiling Bailey was through with his inter esting exhibition, ho mercifully permitted bis victim to wriggle away. But for once Mrnalor Aldricb ul Kuode Island was properly "flacsd." HITS OF WASHINGTON I.IKF.. Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched on tho Spot. People of the Tillman type snorted crit ically and sobbed a few sobs ot tearless grief when, a few weeks ego, a woman was removed from the White House for creating a disturbance. The affair was magnified to the limit by those predisposed to criticism, yet very few of the critics possess Intelligent comprehension of the strain put upon the patience and good nature of White House employes by cranks and people with axes to grind. A great many people harbor the notion that the chief duty of th rest of mankind Is to wait on them, and countless num bers of this class drift to the White House and think they own It. The average crank is easily disposed of, as he generally be trays himself to a policeman. Not so with the man or woman who deliberately plans to obtain admission to the president's office by a trick. An observant correspondent of the New Tork Tribune tells how these schemers scheme. A republican senator or representative, or obliging bureau chief, says the corre spondent. Is made the convenient vehicle for carrying the designing person Into the president's office. Almost any statesman or officeholder of the higher grade In good standing with the administration will do for the purpose, and, no matter what obligations of honor or friendship would seem to prohibit the subterfuge, the "end Justifies the means" In the schemer's eyes, and the crime Is planned and executed in cold blood. "Now, senator. If you'll only take me up to the president's office so that I can shake his hand, I'll be under a thousand obliga tions," Is the most common method of at tack. "Oh, dear, no; I don't want to take up a moment of his time; Just a little visit of respect, you know," and thegood na tured senator falls Into the trap. As soon as the words of Introduction are spoken In the president's office the visitor's time Is at hand, and. Instead of passing out gracefully, as the senator expects and the president probably hopes will be the pro gram, the caller exclaims: "Oh, Sir. Presi dent, while I am here I'd just like to call your attention to the fact that I have a second cousin by marriage who is a great admirer of yours. He fought in the Spanish war that Is, he got as far as Washington from his home up In Minne sota but, as I can show you, he has a fine military record In the mllltla, and even when a boy was a great admirer of yours. Why, when he was In the high school he composed a poem called 'Our Teddy' which was set to music and played with great success by the village band at three con certs." "Now, Isn't that Juct splendid!" exclaims the president, smiling genially and drop ping the visitor's hand. "I am so glad that you called and when you visit Wash ington again I hope that you will come and see me. Give my best regards to rour cousin and tell him that I will be pleased to see Mm. too. Now, senator" and the president turns to the senator who has convoyed the visitor to his office In a vain hope that the cousin by marriage of the young military hero will take the hint. Take It? Well, hardly. "Oh, I wanted to tell you," continues the somewhat removed relative, "that I have some papers here which I brought down to show you. They are the endorse ments of 3.000 of our leading citizens and county voters who are backing my cousin for the position of internal revenue col lector to succeed Colonl So-and-So, whose term expires next April. Colonel So-and-so, you know. Is afflicted with asthma, and, his friends say, will not again be a candi date. Now, my cousin knows all about the duties of the office, tor lie was treas urer of his church society for five years and did all the collecting, and learned the Inside of tho internal revenue business while in his father's cigar store. His father manufactured the popular brand of cigars known as 'Teddy's Tobies' named In your honor, sir and had to buy a great many revenue stamps every year. While buy ing the stamps he got very well acquainted with the inside workings of the department, ao his friends believe it will be an Ideal appointment for you to make, Mr. Presi dent." While tills has been going on the presi dent has been growing more and more nervous, and, at Its conclusion, grabs the three thousand petition from the visitor's hand with a desperate clutch. "Yes, yea, I'll look Into the matter," he exclaims; "I'll read every ono of the 3,000 signatures, perhaps, and if the senator here will add his endorsement your cousin may get the appointment." The last portion of thg, president's re marks smacks a little of revenge. The president remembers that the wily senator has already committed himself to some one else for that Job. The senator grinds his teeth in despair over the "break" he has committed by fetching the Importunate visitor to the White House, and hustles the "cousin of" out of the executive presence In a Jiffy. Then there are the multifarious "friends of the persldent," people who knew him when he was a little shaver down on Long Island, asqualntances of his people in New York City and men from the west who know some one who knew the president when he was ranching it on the Little Missouri in the 80's. They all, singly, in pairs or In crowds, reach the White House or Sagamore hill when the president Is at home there on vacation and ull of them have their grievances to air or their ambi tions to satisfy. It Is, of course, impossible for the presi dent to see every person who would like to visit htm and consume his time. Even In Washington's day such a thing would have been out of the question, and If that la so, how much further is It now from the power of the president when tho pop ulation and the facilities for their reach ing the nationul capital have grown a thou sandfold? - Neither the president's power of endurance nor the length of the days haa kept paco with tho nation's growth, though many of tho president's friends ure ready to declare that he must be made of Bessemer steel and whipcord to go through what he does and survive. One who stands at the door of the office for half a duy is amaxed at the number of visitors who pass In, fulfill their missions and gu away huppy. Certainly many of thvm do not see the president at all. It would be physically impossible for him even to bow to all who come. Therefore the wits of Secretary I-oeb and ills subor dinate! are kept continually sharpened and their Ingenuity tested to the utmost to in vent schemes to lighten his burdens. Con sidering the immense volume of work that j Is transacted in that unpretentious office. it la little wonder that now and then an Incident occurs which is not on the card and has its unpleasant features. But rare, indeed, are the "untoward happenings" at the White Houi-e. ttaaliaril for the Title. New York Sun. (if the eminent iuallflVu Hon of Joseph Ralph Burton, who misrepresents Kans.is on the payroll nf the senate of the t'nli'ii flutes, for the title of Grafter there can he no question after bis mileage performance In the chamber of that highly respectable body, The Doctor Asks - "Are your bowels regular?" He knows that daily action of the bowels is absolutely essential to health. Then keep your liver active and your bowels regular by taking, small laxative doses of Ayer s Pills. Just one pill at bed time is enough, just one. We have no secrets! We publish the formulas of all our medicines. Hade by the t. O. Ayer Oe., Lewsll, Mass. Also maufhatnrers o r ATBR'I RAnt VTOOR For th fcair. ATKB ' SCHBRRT PBCTORAL-For eesfhs. ATBS'3 BAR8APAHIXA For Us bkwa. ATBR'S AQUBCUKX-For auUria ana at POINTERS ON' STATU POLITICS. North Platte Tribune: The boost being given State Treasurer Mortensen for gov ernor and Attorney Cieneral Brown for United States senator is so vigorous that It will require considerable effort to sidetrack them. But why attempt to obstruct their nomination? Can better men for the re spective positions be secured. Beatrice Sun: D. B. Thompson has been confirmed minister to Mexico. This ts the place that Mr. Thompson has wanted. He has business interests In that country and It is also to his Interest to develop the business relations between Mexico and the United States. The best thing In this Is the man who tried to get Thompson's scalp got scalped himself. Loup City Northwestern: Since Norris Brown won his decisive victory over the railroads In the tax case, a number of tho state papers are falling over each other In trying to chase him Into the United States senate. The state might do a blamed sight worse than to place Norris there, but When we have a good thing in the attorney gen eral's office let's not tnke any risks. Oakland Independent: There Is a spon taneous call of the state press for Attorney General Brown as candidate for United States senator to succeed Millard. Hn seems to be the man of the hour on whom those opposed to Millard can unite and It would not be surprising if the state con vention voted to endorse him. He has shown that he is cast In the same mold as Roosevelt and Burkett In the state's case In the railroad tax suit. North Platte Tribune: Considerable oppo sition to Congressman Klnkald has devel oped among the cattlemen In the northwest part of the state. They think he has not been active enough In his efforts to protect them from tho prosecutions the government Is bringing against those who Illegally fenced land. But why should Congress man Kicknld protect them? If the cattle men have violated the law they should suffer the same as any other violator. Neligh Leader: Norris Brown, Nebras ka's popular attorney general; is being quite generously mentioned as a candidate for United Stutes senator. With due re gard to his fitness, qualifications and popu larity, the question of location should be considered, and It Is the hope of the Leader thut a candidate his equal In all respects may be found from this section of the state. It Is not fair that both senators should be south of the center of the stale. It Is wrong in principle and vicious In prac tice. Holbrook Observer: Kvery day we hear the leading people In this section of the country, irrespective of politics, say that they would like to have the ojiance to vote for C. M. Brown of Cambridge for governor. Mr. Brown has been in the banking business In southwestern Nebraska for twenty years and Is well known in financial and other ways throughout the state. He is a man of the world, with a liberal view of all situations, conservative In all things and with a mind and view of hs own. Friend Telegraph: Attorney General Nor ris Brown is being boomed for the coming United States senator from Nebraska. The successful termination of the railroad tax cases has placed Norris Brown at the head of men In Nebraska who are willing In this day and age of politics to do their whole duty. Mr, Brown has not only won these tax cases, but he has fixed once for all the fact that the railroads of this state shall not be allowed to shirk their share of the burden of taxation. The peo ple of this state have a right to honor such men as this to the highest office within their gift as a Just reward for well doing In these cases. Silver Creek Sand: The people of the state of Nebraska have been looking for a Moses to lead them out of the bull rushes. This applies directly to the ques tion of the election of a United States sen ator from Nebraska. In the minds of great majority of the people Peter Mor tensen will be the next governor, and naturally theysre seeking for a senator who will serve them as well. Sand has noted the accomplishments of Attorney General Brown Willi a great deal of satis faction, and has for several years been very friendly to the attorney who has In many ways shown himself to be the first Incumbent of the office who has In any way represented the Interests of the people Instead of the corporations. If Mr. Brown will make good In his handling of the cases against the Grain trust and turn in and show why we pay a dollar more per ton for coal In Silver Creek than the peo pie In Omaha, after it has been hauled through Silver Creek to Omaha and back again, maybe we will support Norris Brown for senator. Consider the Consumer. Indianapolis News. If the coal miners and the operators can Just keep In mind the fact that there Is sn immense number .of the plain people who ere keenly Interested In the result of their deliberations. It may help them somewhat In arriving at an amicable conclusion. Coal. Wood. Coke, Kindling. W a.ll tha beat Ohio and Colorado Coals -cloan, hot, ltlnji Also tho Illinois, Hanna, 8horldan, Walnut Block, Stsam Coal, Eto. For gan.ral purpos.s, us. Charok.. Lump, $8.30; Nut, $5.00 par ton Missouri Lump, $4.75; Lar. Nut, $4.50 makes hot, quick fir.. Our hard eoal is th. SCRANTON, tha bast Pennsylvania anthraoita. Wo alao sail Spadra, tho hard. at and eloanoat Arkansas hard eosl All our eoal hand ser.ened and weighed over sny city scales desire COUTANT & SQUiRES PERSONAL NOTFS. It is interesting to note that the name of Russell Sage does not appear In Colonel Mann's list of distinguished patrons. Some member of congress flunked a bookcase, but later concluded, upon de partmental suggestion, to pay postage, which amounted to $72. Mr. Roikcfeller has caused the setting aside of tlO.noo. the Income to be paid to the widow of the late President Harper. It Is possible even for Mr. Rockefeller to do some kind act at which nobody will gibe. The average business man smiled in the same superior way at Prof. Bell's pre diction that the telephone would become of as common dally use as he now says the flying machine will be. Don't get caught a second time declining Bell stock at $4 a share. General J. K. Smith, who will become the new Philippine governor general, Is little known In the east, but long ago achieved prominence in his native state, California. His present position was at tained through his military enreer. be ginning In the Spanish-American war, when he saw service In tho Philippines. The sultan of Turkey has a camera, made by an American firm, the Ilka of which does not exist. The metal work Is of gold, the framework of the finest ivory, the bellows of morocco leather lined with black velvet, and the whole Inclosed In a case of white morocco with a gold lock and key. It cost approximately $8,000. Major S. II. M. Byers of Des Moines, la., recently visited the old confederate prison at Columbia, S. C, where hs was confined as a prisoner during the otvll war. He escaped by sawing a hole through the building. While looking ' over tha scene of his escape of forty years ago be discovered the very hole and had the sur rounding boards cut out and the rillo shipped to his home. PASS1NM PLEASANTRIES. "Kind words go a great way In this World." said the gentle philosopher, "Yes," answered Senator Sorghum, "hut people are getting wary. It Isn't as easy to trade kind words off for votes as it used to be." Washington Star. "I suppose, daughter, you are keeping the diary I gave ;u New Year's?" "Yes, Indeed, pupa. I'm keeping It wrapped In tissue paper. It's too pretty to write in." Philadelphia Ledger. "Do you have any difficulty with your furnace?" "N-no; I don't suppose you could call It that. I swear at it fltty times a day, but It never swears back." Chicago Tribune. "A delegation from Finland, sire!" an Honored the chamberlain. The csar strova to conceal his agitation. "Of course 1 cannot see my Finnish;" he answered, with characteristic Romanoff obstinacy. Puck. Mr. Guyer Why don't you get married? You'll be an old timid pretty soon. Miss Terchanee If I were as easy to please as your wife was. I'd have been married years ago. Cleveland Leader. Bacon Do you believe that heat as cends? Kebert Certainly. "Well, It's funny that all the he:it In our flat Is downstiiirs In the Janitor's Hpartments in the basement." Yonkers Statesman. Miss .Tellers I wonder why Flossies young man wears that ridiculous lit t 1m goatee on his chin. Miss Tartun The reason Is, I believe, that there Is no other place where he can wear It. Chicago Tribune. "Come now." said her father, after slie hsd kissed him effusivtlv two or three times, "what Is It you want? Out with It!" "I don't want anything." replied , the dear girl. "I want to give you some thing." "Indeed! What Is it?" "A son-in-law. Jack arked me to speak to you about It." Philadelphia Press. IN SINNV OLU SPUN. Milwaukee Sentinel. You mav talk of skyscrapers that tower. And rear their heads hih to the sky: Yoo of mansions may prate and stories re late Of their wonders that dazile the eye: But there's something I sing of that's grander. Whose beauties are hard to explain In a faraway land I have reared with a wa nd A castle in sunny old Spain. Your mansions may gleam with their splendors-Hut what are their splendors to me? Your columns of white may stand In their intKht Attesting to man's witchery. Your halls of pure marble may glisten, And gems flash from over the main But there's naugh inn compare with my castel In air - My rustle in sunny old Spain. Hose covered, vine laden. It s1ai:ils there, With halls all a-glltler with gold There's a fountain of wim a nct:ir dlrln That is sweeter than nectar of old. You tony hear, if you wish, tinklins music That is balm for each sorrow anil puin-- There ar voices that sing with a silvery ting In mv castle In sunny old Spain. I 'Tl true that mv castle is flimsy And far. far awuv is the land: "fls true It may fade, us castles will fada That are reured on the uncertiiln sand. Hut when crumbled lo dust ate its pillars. And all scattered, tike wind-blown rain. I have only to dream, and lo! there will frleulll ir In sunny old Spain?