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rhlngrd aa often aa requested.
I'olonol Mann's nerve was apparently
uninjured ry the Town Toying explo
sion. If I "tali is first to solve the problem of
ticlt'Qiinto punishment for deceiving In
surance officials, other states may for
give It for lis dregs of polygamy.
From the number of eminent N'e
braskans touring Mexico Just now the
Inference Is almost Irresistible that
there Is no anti-pass law In our sister
republic to the south. , :
The report that llalfour and Chamber
lain have disagreed on a program fur
ther accentuates the analogy between
Hritlsh toiles and American democracy
division following defeat."
Kefore deciding for international con
trol of Morocco's police the delegates at
Algeolras should recall how the sarne
plan has failed to produce satisfactory
results In Turkish principalities.
AecordJng to Congressman E.sch the
nev rate bill Is broad enough to include
express companies. That would Insure
the opposition of Senator I'latt of New
York, If ho were not already opposed
After the United States has conferred
the benefits of the parcels post upon all
other nations It may decide to strike a
blow at the express companion by con
ferring equal rights upon the people of
Once more the man with the white
hat and leather "chaps" wins out. The
Vnlted States army has decided to adopt
the 45-caliber revolver a weapon never
discarded In the west by those who had
to shoot straight and hard.
Having decided to make the Domin
ican treaty a party Issue democratic sen
ators show to what extremities they are
driven to manufacture campaign mate
rialand even then they may h unable
to cast a Unanimous vote.
The action of Ohio In copying ufter
Nebraska in the matter of anti-cigarette
legislation makes it more doubtful than
ever whether these anti-cigarette laws
are inspired by the Tobiteeo trust people
themselves or by their enemies.
- The- exodus of Americans iuto the
Canadian northwest may In time bring
about sentiment In favor of reciprocity
with the United States, but it is more
likely to result In building up a stronger
effort to protect Canadian Industries.
South Omaha is figuring on intro
ducing military drill into its High
school. Careful study of methods and
results of military training In the
Omaha High school would give some
valuable "pointers on what to do and
what to cut out.
A UttMazo at the court house the
other night may not have illuminated
the sky for miles around, but It seems
to have thrown light on a night watch
man f bo does not watch. It is up to
the commissioners to put the truant
watchman "off watch."
v. 1 .
Whew there Is so much amoks .there
la usually some fire, 'it would not be
a bad idea for the school board to make
a thorough Investigation of the charges
and .counter charges of favoritism and
doctored examination marks in the High
N'hil." If discrimination la proved,
meatoitai uoAId be adopted to stop it
At all, events, the Idea must not b
allowed to spread that credits and pro
motions can be secured by High hx
pupils In any way except by iutelllgem
application and study.
tHK TttKATT IS DAtOtlt.
The action of the caucus of the demo
cratic senators. In adopting a resolution
that the senate ought not to ndvise and
consent to the treaty between the I'lilted
States and the Republic of Santo Do
mingo, makes It doubtful If the treaty
will Is; ratified. Assuming that all the
republican seuators will vote for the
treaty, four democratic votes hi addi
tion are required for its ratification. It
has been stilted that this number could
safely be counted on, but In view of
the declaration of the caucus It Is to be
doubted whether there are four demo
crats who will be willing to take the
risk of being excluded from future chu
cusses, and thus In effect read out of
the party, by voting for ratification
Senator Patterson of Colorado has per
haps determined to take this risk, as he
made a speech a few days ago strongly
Indorsing the action of the president In
regard to Santo Domingo. It is alto
gether probable, therefore, that he will
vote for the treaty. In the caucus Sen
ator Clarke of Arkansas voted against
the resolution and It is perhaps safe to
count him for the treaty. There were
five senators absent from the caucus and
the belief appears to 1h that all of them
will feel t)ound by the action of the
caucus. In that event the treaty will be
The convention Is not satisfactory to
all the republican senators, even as It
has been modified In committee. Some
of them are apprehensive that it would
establish a precedent which might at
some future time cause the government
a good deal of trouble. 'While, therefore,
It Is expected that the republicans will
be unanimous In voting for ratification,
It Is not absolutely certain that such
will be the case. The president. It Is
needless to say, Is very greatly inter
ested In the matter. He believes that
grave consequences would follow the
rejection of the treaty. In his annual
message he said that If the existing ar
rangement Is terminated by the failure
of the treaty chaos would follow, and In
that case "sooner or later this govern
ment may be involved in serious diffi
culties with foreign governments over
the island, or else may bo forced Itself
to Intervene In the Island in some un
pleasant fashion." Trior to the caucus
of the democratic senators the prospect
for the ratification of the treaty was bo
lleved to be very good. The action of the
caucus has given a different aspect to
the situation and rendered ratification
doubtful. It Is possible that the treaty
will not be acted on at this session and
thus the so-called modus vlvendl be al
lowed to continue at least for another
THE FEELltfG IX &tfM.4.r.
According to a Berlin dispatch Ger
man commercial circles are showing
great Interest In forecasting the status
of this country under the new tariff
law, but they prefer a tariff war to a
temporary palliative In a provisional ar
rangement, the opinion being that the
United States senate, will be no more
ready six months hence to make real
concessions than it is today. This, If
correct, shows a very different feeling
from what has been understood to exist
in German commercial circles. A short
time ago the German ambassador at
Washington was reported as saying that
the commercial Interests o,hls country,
as well as the government, would pro
foundly regret a tariff war with the
United States, or any serious disturb
ance of the commercial relations be
tween the two countries. If he then ac
curately represented German feeling It
evidently has since undergone a decided
change. Terhaps this was to be ex
pected from the failure of efforts at
Washington to reach some sort of an
arrangement that would avert a tariff
war and give time for action by con
gress. It Is understood that negotiations
to this end have not ceased, though there
is little If any promise of anything be
The news from Germany, assuming
that it Is authoritative, will certainly not
have an effect conducive to any new
tariff or trade arrangement between the
two couutrtes. It Is very likely to be
regarded at Washington as in the nature
of a "bluff" and the feeling it is likely
to create there la that If German In
terests are willing to have a tariff war
If the concessions they desire are not
giveu this country can stand such a
conflict quite as well, and perhaps some
what better, than Germany. There
seems to le no likelihood of anything
being done by congress Is-fore the new
German tariff takes effect, hut there
may bo action later. Meanwhile the
prospect of a tariff war grows.
FHAfiCt IX SO HI RHY.
It Is stated that the Washington gov
ernment has been officially Informed
that France will bide her time in her
solution of the Venezuelan difficulty, but
lu the meantime she will keep her war
ships In the West Indies, whither ade
quate supplies of ammunition have been
shipped to them. While the French gov
ernment has shown a great deal of pa
tience in regard to Venezuela, the fact
that it Is not at present disposed to press
demands Is due to the much greater
complication respecting Morocco, tfio
does uot want any serious trouble with
the South American republic while the
questions lsforo the Algoclraa confer
ence are unsettled. If these shall tie
amicably solved, as now appears prob
able, It Is safe to say that the difficulty
with Venezuela will he vigorously dealt
with. Should the conference result
otherwise the smaller trouble will doubt
less lie dropped,
Castro, meanwhile, is said to be pre
paring for a possible emergency. It Is
reported that order have been given
the commanders of the Venezuelan forts
to fire on the flr.t French war vessel
-sighted In Venezuelan waters. This
vouUl, of course, be an act of war,
which would Justify France in taking
the most aggressive measures. There is
said to be a good deal of popular opposi
tion to Castro, but he has a very firm
hold upon power and It Is doubtless
strengthened by Ids defiant attitude
toward foreign countries.
The searchlight that has been turned
on the county Jail feeding graft em
phasizes more thau ever the lack of a
workhouse as one of Omaha's most
crying needs. The county Jail Is today
filled to Its utmost with prisoners, the
larger part of whom are serving sen
tences impositl by the police court of
Omaha and the taxpayers of Omaha are
paying for the keep of this largo body
It is bad enough that the city should
be charged up with a feeding cost of
45 cents a day for every prisoner from
the moment he Is sentenced and (near
cerated In the county Jail, when before
sentence he was being maintained at
the city jail at an expense of only 16
cents a day for food, but It Is still worse
that these prisoners supposed to be
penalized with hard labor should loaf
as do-nothing boarders at the public ex
pense. It is notorious that the jail sentences
of the police court are no deterrent
whatever to hardened criminals and
many instances have been recorded
where lazy vagrants have committed
petty offenses for the special purpose
of resting up at the county Jail with
nothing to do but eat and sleep while
the taxpayers foot the bills.
The establishment of a workhouse
by the city would bring a much desired
change, first, in making the sentence at
hard labor mean something, and, sec
ond. In relieving the taxpayers by forc
ing the prisoners to earn their own
board. The saving to the public would
come from three sources:
The prisoners would be fed by con
tract at a cost not exceeding 10 to 20
cents a day Instead of 45 cents a day.
The work done by the prisoners
should net the city enough to make
good the outlay for keep, If not more.
The prospect of sawing wood, or sim
ilar labor, would tend to reduce the
number of prisoners materially by per
suading offenders that If they must earn
their living It would be preferable to
do It freely on the outside rather than
under compulsion In the workhouse.
A workhouse would be a profitable
Investment for Omaha from the start
and rightly managed the savings
effected would In the course of a very
few years repay whatever initial in
vestment might be required.
The coming municipal election offers
the opportunity to submit a proposition
to vote the necessary bonds to build a
workhouse. An ordinance with that
object in view ought to be drafted and
introduced in the council at once and
when submitted ought to be ratified
without opposition, except by the few
beneficiaries of the county Jail-feeding
graft and those who fear they may be
come inmates of the workhouse when
It opens for business.
Another bunch of Nebraska's school
money is to be Invested In Idaho state
bonds, on which the school districts of
this state will draw a dividend of 3Hi
per cent for five years with 4 per cent
thereafter for fifteen years. In the
meanwhile Nebraska school districts
continue to borrow money on the secur
ity of their own bonds at rates ranging
from 414 to 0 per cent. Some of these
days our people will see the necessity
of amending the constitutional provi
sions restricting the investment of the
school fund so that the benefits may
accrue to themselves Instead of to the
people of other states like Idaho and
Auditor Searle has Issued licenses to
all the fire Insurance companies against
which protests have been lodged charg
ing violation of the anti-compact and
anti-trust laws on the ground thai to
Interfere with their business would work
a great hardship upon the owners of
property covered by their fire policies.
Of course the iron-clad combination by
which the underwriters have raised
rates and completely stifled competition
lu fire Insurance in Nebraska works no
hardship on the policyholders.
The next move of the Civic Federa
tion is to procure the enforcement of the
Sunday closing law in all places selling
liquor throughout the county which are
outside of the city limits of Omaha and
South Omaha. An appeal to Governor
Mickey on this score might find him
unable to shift responsibility upon the
mayor or the people who elected him.
An American company will do the
work of transforming the street rail
ways of St. Petersburg Into an elec
tricity profiled system of transit That
Is one thing In which the United States
has led from the first and the old
country knows where to look when it
wants the most advanced equipment for
electric street railways.
The proxy system will never be restored
In Nebraska state conventions. Lincoln
HIglit you are! There is no more
chance of going back to the barter and
sale of proxies than there Is of doing
away with the Australian ballot to take
up again with the old tissue paper
Our State Printing board will ask for
bids for the publication of 1.000 copies
each of the supreme -ourt rejairts and
J.tsiO copies of the report of the State
Dairymen's association. The number of
volumes printed must be In inverse ratio
to the permanent Imiortance of the
Postmaster Palmer should have a
care as to how high he screws up his
salary as a result of increased (Hiatal
business. The bigger the plum the more
tempting it Incomes for statesmen who
would like to ee a photograph of them-
selves sitting In the postmaster's eay
Opposition to Senator Uurketfs judi
cial district division bill continues to
grow apace. Dividing the state on the
line of the Platte river seems to satisfy
no one, but the meat in the cocoa nut Is
that there is not enough litigation In
Nebraska to keep more than ne Indus
trious federal court busv.
Cotinty Commissioner Ure in still ex
plaining Why, after all his pre-election
professions of reform, he was found at
the first Jump championing the county
jail feeding graft, but apparently he has
not yet got an explanation that satisfies
himself, much less any one else.
In picturing the havoc which can be
wrought by the new battleship Dread
naught the British naval experts seem
to have reckoned With the torpedo, in
spite of the Uusso-Jupanese war the
test of the submarine against the float
lng fort is yet to come.
Some Information Withheld.
Tha assertion ef General Manager
Behwerln that the Pacific Mail Steamship
company has no connertlon with a trans
continental railroad further confirms the
sueplcion that the great captains of indus
try do not always take their hired men Into
Shakinsr Hands with Old t horns.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
One of the most pleasing spectacles of
our times Is that which the genial gentle
man Orover Cleveland affords us In these
days by actually consenting to shake hands
with persons who are known to bo demo
crats. And yet there are those who insist
upon declaring that the world Is not grow
CHnaJngT to the Spoils.
After knocking mot of the reform out
of the consular service bill the senate has
passed It. The senate has no objections to
a new classification of the consulates, nor
to the Increase of salaries, nor has it much
objection to giving the president power to Terry"s scouts again discovered the In
transter consuls from pot to post. But dlans against whom Custer was at once
the provision for filling tho more Important
positions by promotion from the lower and
regulating original appointments threatened
some of the senatorial patronage, and it
went out. .
Oil Superseding Coal.
Tho Hartiman system la to Install oil-
burning apparatus on all of Its locomotives
running out of Portland. It Is expected to
effect a saving of IS per cent by the use of
this fuel, and there will also be a further
saving In time and expense of handling It.
The discovery of oil in California has revo
lutionized the transportation business of the
Pacific coast, and any advantage held by
the northern ports in the way of close prox
imity to coal mines has been nullified by
the discovery of the new fuel.
Worklnemen Getting; Wise.
The visits of delegations of railroad em
ployes to Washington to protest against
the passage of a rate regulation bill on the
score that such legislation will be likely to
result In lowering their wages have not
been very numerous of late. If anyone hod
ever taken any stock In that argument
against railroad rat regulation he would
have had difficulty. In reconciling it with
the tremendous activity In railroad bulld
tng during the pass lyar, the prospective
Increase In mileage tttflng the coming year
and the unprecedented demand for railroad
equipment. Evidently the railroads them
selves are not anticipating any slump In
business or any conditions where the car
rying trade will not be highly profitable.
A Xolaanre to Tie Suppressed.
The camera fiend who respects neither
age nor sex has taken another step toward
suppression. It will not take many more
such instances of dlsguRtlng pursuit and
persecution as that presented In New York
on the occasion of Miss Roosevelt's visit to
the city to bring about the enactment of
laws to regulate the use of cameras' on the
public streets. It Is but a short time since
the foremost citizen of Chicago was
hounded hy photographers while on one of
the saddest of errands. Suffering from a
shock from which, Indeed, he never recov
ered, he had to endure this further inflic
tion. Now a young woman who has never
sought notoriety Is not allowed to make
purchases for her approaching marriage
without having every step followed by
photographers. It Is one of the worst of
the abuses which are collectively known as
"MTTM3 JOKKK" I TUB PACK.
Moves for a "Compromise" oa Hate
The senatorial triumvirate Aldrich, El-
klns and Kean who are In the senate
to do the bidding of the great corporations
have been trying to effect a compromise
on the rate regulation bill. They want to
follow the authority given to the Inter
state Commerce commission to fix rates.
with the privilege to the railroads to ap
peal Immediately to the courts in case of
'any Injustice," the execution of the order
to await the action of the courts. A. rate
made by the interstate Commerce coin- I
mission under this compromise would I
never go into effect, as doubtless any rate !
named ty tne commission would be re
garded aa "an Injustice." In practice 1I13
effect of this provision would be to nullify
the value of any rate-fixing power con
ferred upon the commission, arid all that
the president and his friends have stood
for would be lost.
Of course, the president turns down this
compromise, although he was aasured thai
If he would accept It he might have ap
proval of hU Santo Domingo policy and
treaty, he might have the passage of the
Philippine bill, he might have senate ap
proval for the statehood bill Indeed, every
thing would be lovely and the president
would be readily granted practically every
thing that he stands for. The president,
however, regards the rate regulation bill
as the most Important thing before con
gressthe one Issue upon which the peo
ple are Insisting and could not be In
fluenced by any such flattering induce
ments. . On the one hand, he took the view 1
which the attitude of the triumvirate would 1
seem to Justify naniPly. that the senatorial
opposition to railroad rate regulation will
be obliged to yield In the end and pass
tha IBpburn-Dolllver bill.
in the meantime tha eyes of the people
throughout the country will be focused
upon the senate, and If railroad rate regu
lation Is not Incorporated Into law in ac
cordance with the president's plan, there
will he no lack of clear understanding on
the part of the people aa to what indi
viduals, and. for that matter, what party
Is rt. sponsible for the failure. Tb repub
licans have a strong majority in the sen
ate and cannot escape liability for the
performance of that body. If the repub
lican majority la willing to let Mr. Aldrich
nd Mr. Elklna control their action on
great questions of vital Interest to the
country at large, the republican party will
ha vi to lak the consequencts.
I.IBKI. OX AMKRirA SP1.PIF.IIS.
Brooklyn Easl". Jan. SI.
ik hundred Protestant clrrsiinen li
tened to an extraordinary niwch In tli
Manhattan Church of the Holy Coin
munloii on Monday of this week. Tli
speaker was the Rev. Dr. lVrlcy A. Baker
national superintendent of the Autl H.iloon
hagtiu. Dr. Baker Individually and for hi
oiKHti'z.ition opiioses the le-cstatillslimen
of the canteen In the army. To make his
position on the canteen qutsiion more cm
phatic ha assailed by Inference the charac
J t. r ef the American commissioned officer,
For his own sake we hope ho has been
misquoted. Thi. however, is what he is
reported to have said
"The TagRait trial has led me to believe
that the time has come for the unlteO
churches of our country to demand that
tha men who aa commissioned officers lead
our friends, our brothers, our sons shal
le sober men. In a recent book Is quoted
an editorial from a prominent rcllsious pa
per in which It is stated that Major Reno,
, a division commander at the time Custer
was massacred and who was near cnoush
10 mo soene 01 inn nuissacre to rescue
Custer had he so desired, did not do so
because he was under the Influence of
liquor. This was declared to be from a
confession made by Reno to Chaplain Ed
wards of the Vnlted States army. Custer
lost because the man who should have
rescued him was drunk. Our officers must
be sober men."
Nothing In these remarks Is specific ex
cept the reference to Major Reno. That
officer waa subordinate to Ueneral Oeorge
Armatrong Custer. Custer was subordinate
to General Terry and Terry with Generals
Olbbon and Crook waa subordinate to Sher
idan, who In the spring of 1S76 assigned
all three to operate In the Yellowstone
country against the Insurgent Indiana un
der command of Sitting Bull. Sheridan's
plan was to concentrate the divisions under
Crook, Terry and Gibbon In an overw helm
ing attack upon the hostile tribes. The
plan miscarried. At the outset Crook ulonu
cume Into touch with tho Indians. He en
courtered a band under Chief Craxy Horse,
drove thorn back upon the main body, and
forced a general retreat which had as Its
. objective a fine defensive position on the
! Littlo Blur Horn. In thla nritin,i . in
the immediate neighborhood of It. General
Custer had just one cavalry regiment of
eleven companies under his command. Al
together his forces comprised but 800 men.
In him, as a leader, courage, dash, audacity
and a splendid personal magnetism were
uivallied with that discretion without which
the other qualities are too frequently, as
they were in this case, worse than useless.
His first mistake was In underestimating
the strength of the enemy. His second, and
tho more grievous, was the division of his
regiment Into three sections, one led by
himself, another by Major Reno and the
third by Captain Benteen. Custer with 200
troopers Ignorantly rode Into a trap from
which all the efforts of Reno and Benteen
together could never have extricated him.
Reno himself was fairly beaten into a de
fensive from which he would not have
emerged alive but for the arrival of Terry
the day after Custer's massacre. The charge
that Reno was drunk is a slander so atro
cious that Dr. Baker should be ashamed to
have given currency to It on the unsus
talned allegation of a journal adopting a
hearsay story of an unrecorded "confes
sion." A decent regard for history In this In
stance would have alike modified the tone
of the speaker and tempered the spirit of
the audience that applauded him. His de
mand that the. commissioned officers of the
army shall be sober men, a demand sup
posed to be reinforced by his aspersion of
Reno, carries with It an Inference that the
majority of commissioned offlcers are habit
ually the reverse of sober. Th-it Is an In
dictment which public opinio-, u not be
slow to repudiate. What was revealed at
the Taggart trial is not more typical of con
ditions in commissioned circles than the oc
casional dissipations of some enlisted men
are of conditions in the ranks. It behooves
clergymen rather more than . laymen to
speak with authority when they speak at all
on questions Involving the reputation of In
dividuals and the standing of an honorable
profession to which those Individuals be
long. The right of a commissioned officer to
drink Is as Inulienable as his right to eat or
to breathe. The right to drink. If Intem
perately employed, may lead to Intoxication.
That will very likely bring the victim of it
within the reach of a discipline that has
bepn proved by more than one ciurt-mur-tlal
to be Inexorably radical In its results.
With that discipline In vogue the morals of
the army may be safely left to look out for
themselves. They average pretty well us It
Is. So far as proficiency In theoretical
studies, devotion to practical work and
loyalty to tho flag are concerned the com
missioned offlceis of the I'nlted States
army have few equals and no superiors
even In the most perfect military establish
ments of Europe. Their professional excel
lence Is a reasonable guarantee of their
moral behavior and the gauge by which
their value to the country they serve may
be most accurately measured.
TOMC EKFKI T OF Ml SIC,
Dlapela Piacorda from the l.lfr. Scat,
ters floods and Brings Sunshine.
Good music Is a powerful tonic to many
people, especially those suffering from
melancholia. It lifts them out of their
solemn moods, dispels gloom and de-
1 spnndency, kills discouraged feelings and
! gives new hope, new life and new vljror.
I It seems to put a great many people Into
proper tune. It gives them the keynote
or truth and beauty, strikes the chords
of harmony, dispels discord from the life,
scatters clouds and brings sunshine.
All good music is a character builder,
because its constant suggestion of har
mony, order and beauty puts the mind into
a normal attitude. Music clears the cob
webs out of many minds, so that they can
think belter, act better and live better.
Some writers are dependent upon music
for their inspiration and their moods. Some
how it brings the muse to them. It adds
brilliancy to the brain and facility to the
pen. which they cannot seem to get in any
Good mualo seems to give us a touch
of the divine and to put us In contact with
divinity. It drives out evil thoughts, mak
ing us ashamed of them. It lifts us above
petty annoyances and little worries of life,
and gives us a glimpse of the Ideal which
the actual is constantly obscuring.
Who Street Tom Patterson f
The whirligig of time has seldom brought
about a niore remarkable situation than
that a democratic senator from Colorado
should champion a republican president
who, when a candidate, waa mobbed In that
state by democratic partisans.
Aa Idle Dream.
Perhaps national regulation of the insur
ance business is not practicable or desir
able. Be that as it may, it is certain that
uniform slate legislation on that or any
other subject is a dream. That will become
apparent to the most obtuse if any serious
attempt at uniformity is made.
Because we make medicines for them.
They know all about Ayers Cherry
Pectoral, so they prescribe it for coughs,
colds, bronchitis, weak lungs, consump
tion. They trust it. . Then you can
afford to trust it. Consult your doctor
about it, anyway. Sold for 60 years.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
Made by the t. 0. Ajar Co., Lewell, Km,
AIM Maaufkaturtrs f
ITER'S RAIR TIG0R For the hair. A TIER'S PILL8 Tot eetitipatira.
A TUB'S BARSAPARILLA-For th hlooa. AVER'S AOUfi CDRB-Foi suUrU las (M.
TAI,KI or CAMHDATKS.
Sutton News: NoitIs Brown will be tha
next United States senator from Nebraska
if that Lincoln press bureau, presided over
by Frank Harrison, doesn't kill hie chance
by over-booming and thus cause tho peo
ple to become suspicious.
Bradshaw Republican: This paper is for
Peter Mortensen for governor, not because
he la a Dane, but because of tho sterling
business ability and integrity he has dis
played In the two terms he has served as
state treasurer. These qualities entitle him
to higher honors.
Bradshaw Republican: Our friend George
W. Shreek is out for the nomination of
tate treasurer on the republican ticket. We
say we are for Shreek, and if all the other
counties In the state knew Mr. Shreck as
well as dops York county they would Jump
up at once and shout for Shreck.
Tilden Citizen: Like many another un-
trammeled republican newspaper in Ne
braska, the Citizen two years ago advo
cated the nomination of W. M. Robertson
for governor. This paper has since that
time found no reason for changing Its opin
ion of Mr. Robertson's entire fitness for
the place, and still believes that no better
man can be found to head the state ticket.
Atkinson Graphic: We have in mind one,
the Hon. John L. Webster of Douglas
count-, who would muke an Ideal gov
ernor, always loyal and ready to defend
the principles of the party, untiring and
zealous in his defense of his ideas of right,
unswerved by the petty jealousies of a few
moteorio characters that have flashed and
gone, he stands today the peer of them
11 and would be an honor to the republican
party if he would accept the nomination
for governor of tho great state of Nebraska.
Broken Bow Republican: Attorney Gen-
ral Brown's candidacy for United States
senator seems to have struck a popular
chord, especially with the country news
papers. More than sixty newspapers of
the state commented favorably upon his
candidacy last week. Another favorable In
dication that crops out In connection with
the discussion of Mr. Brown's candidacy
is the association with his name for sen
ator the name of Peter Mortensen for
governor. With such men as standard
bearers on the republican ticket the oppo
sition would be without Issue.
Arcadia Champion: A delegation will go
from Valley county- this year to the state
convention asking for the nomination for
governor for John Wall. If It Is refused
on the .round that he is a railroad man,
no more unfair piece of politics will have
vtiv been practiced In the state. If he is
given the nomination, men who have called
him a railroad man will have one of the
reutest demonstrations that thoy did nut
know what they were talking about. John
Wall stands squarely with President Roose-
elt on every question before the public.
Wo have that direct from John Wall's lips
within an hour before this is penned. Those
bo have made political capital out of his
personal friendship fortone man have com
mitted un act which is, to say the least,
Loup City North western: We never were
disposed to look with favor on the idea of
good fat or honorary office or position
untiug out a man and forcing htm to ac
cept the duties and honors thereof, willy
niny. jr an omce or position is worm nav-
lng it is worth going after. In tho caso of
Hon. Peter Mortensen and the governor-
ship, this seems to be one of the first kind.
Wo would think a good deal more of Mr.
Mortensen if he would right out and say he
wants It and put his great, massive should
ers to the wheel and force the boom Into a
reality, than to hear that he does not want
the office, won't try for It, but If It comes
his way, I. e. : forced upon him, he will be
resigned to his fate and accept. Mr. Mor
tensen has made a great statu treasurer. Is
a broad-minded, brainy man, and we be
lieve would make an equally good execu
tive head of this state, but we do not be
lieve In forcing the Job on him. If It Is
worth having, it la worth lighting for. The
same may be aald In regard to Nonis
Brown. No one has a higher regard for
Nebraska's brainy attorney general than
we, but we do not think it a good thing to
force him to get Into the running for sen
ator, unless he says he wants It and puts
up a stiff tight to win.
ew Standard of Speed.
The old simile of a "mile a minute" is
no longer of any use In describing a rapid
gait. It Is as slow as standstill In th
eyes of many of this day and generation.
Our fathers and our grandfathers thought
they had struck a record gait when they
did anything that entitled them to measure
its swiftness hy this standard, but to their
motoring descendants a pace must be two
miles a minute or It la not worth mention
ing. And no one claims to bo wise as to
how long this will b considered good
enough. Not for many years, one may
say, judging hy events In the automobile
world. For,, of course, automobile time
Is standard now; no one really expects to
get anywhere with hi watch standardised
by figures set down by race horses and
Coal. Wood. Coke, Kindling-
W. e.ll tha beat Ohio and Colorado Coala -clean, hot, lastlnjj:
Also tha Illinois, Hanna, h.rldan, Walnut Block, Staam Coal, Eta.
For general purpoaaa, us Cheroke. Lump, f 6.60 Nut, S5.00 par ton
Missouri Lump, $4.75; Larga Nut, f4.60-m.kea a hot, quick fire.
Our hard coal la tha SCRANTON, tha beat Pennsylvania anthracite
Wa also sail Spsdra, tho hardest and cleanest Arkanaas hard oosl
All our coal hand aoroonod and weighed over any city acalea doalrad
COUTANT a SQUIRES 7i"
President Seelye of Smith college avers
that college graduates are comparatively
few among our divorcees.
It Is Congressman Adamson (dent.) of
Georgia who calls Mr. Roosevelt "the
ablest, most honest and fearless republican
president we ever had."
Not much ado was made over the death
of Charles Lockhart of littsburg. The fact
was not known then that he was teaming
an estate worth joo.000,000 and an effort to
make up for lost tlmo Is manifest.
Congressman Victor Murdock of Kansas
Is credited with being the best pianist In
tho house, music belli his strongest
weakness. Next to music he loves newspa
per work, which he understands thor
oughly. Certain club women of Denver have de
cided to wear gymnasium suits while do
ing their housework. This innovation might
bo supplemented .with a discussion of th
question why husbands do not hurry home
and stay there.
Ex-Congressman Jefferson M. Levy of
New York Is credited wttu having been
the most successful of all the lucky men
In Wall street in the great bull movement
now In progress. Ho Is credited with hav
ing mado between $7,000,000 and 18,000,000.
"Coin" Harvey Is In Muscogee, I. T. He
Is enlisting interest and selling stock In
his railroad, hotel, townslte and general
outing resort In Monte Ne, Ark. This, he
asserts, he Is making one of the most beau
tiful spots in the southwest. It Is In the
Serglus Wltte, the Russian premier, has
presented Columbia university with copies
of all tho Russian state papers Issued for
many years. Some of them date aa far
back as 1802. All the Russian government
documents now In print have been included
in the gift.
It scarcely befits the west to tilt its nose
at insurance grafters In the east while ao
Iowa "magnate" admits drawing s sajary
of $13,000 a year for himself and $6,000 a'
year for his wife. This does not rival tha
eastern article because the surplus was
not quite as tempting.
The German war veterans of America
are going to present a punch bowl to the
emperor and empress of Germany on Feb
ruary 16, the occasion of their silver wed
ding anniversary. The bowl Is In the form
of a canoe, raised four and one-half feet
from the floor on a pedestal.
"They say, you know," remarked Miss
Passay, "that marriages are made lu
"Its." interrupted Miss Pert, "so you
only live un upright life to the end there
la hope for you yet." Chicago Tribune.
Btiggs Is there anything In palmistry?
Wlggs Kver have a pretty girl read
your hund? Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Mother I do hone Jack doesn't teel
homesick at college. When did you writ
to him lust ?
The Father I can tell you In a mlnut
If you'll hand me my checkbook.. Houston
Willie Pa, what is a "preferred creditor?"
Pa A preferred creditor, my son. is one
who doesn't care whether you pay him
back or not. Philadelphia Ledger.
Who, .114 whin ThnnU fr.r'P
, he htn playing with tho matches again?"
1 "No er well. yes. He met Jerusha new
I hiu ln,.lhe ,ha'' lo,rt n'm 34
last chance." Cleveland Leader.
"Bill," paid the western editor to his
assistant. "I think you'd belter prepare
an obituary notice of Colonel Tuttle."
"What!" demanded Bill. "Why, he ain't
dead. Iiok, that's him comlit' along the
"Yes," replied the editor, coolly, feeling
for Ids hip Market, "he's coming to see me.
"I should think you would suffer a good
deal when you have thmat trouble," re
marked the elephant to the ostrich.
"I do," said the ostrich; "but 1 don't see
how you can stand it when you have tliu
toothache. "Chi. ago Tribune.
"Friend of mine today, said Mr. Kidder,
was talking of coming here to board."
"I hope, remarked Mrs. Starvem, "you
were pleused to recommend our table and"
"Sure! Told him it was lust tha thing
for him. lie's a jitiRillat and wants to In
crease his reach." liiiladelphla Press,
illK M4 WHO IAI.HS.
He seems to take
You with a shake.
And force the hidden laughter uut;
We envy him
His mirthful vim.
The cheer he always ha about.
Within the room
He lifts the gloom.
And keeps the guests In gay ceMmotloiv
He has a pun
For every one.
And leaves It with a Joke's explosion.
No grief ran drown
His humor down
He's light of heart a waa Mark Tapley;
With less than half
Our cause to laugh.
He treads life' pathways twice as happily.
How sweet and deep
Must be hi sleep.
How bright the scene in dreams that rise)
And when he wikM
We know there break
A morn of mirth In hi glad eyes.
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