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THE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY . 6, 190G.
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WHISK OIT OK TOWJ.
Sabserlbera learlnar the city t.
porarlly ahoald have The Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
changed as oftea as requested.
Onjulm bus u'uew telephone exchange.
It la not an independent telephone, but
It Is welcome Just the same.
Perhaps Count Bonl de Cnstellane
tuny be persuaded not to fight divorce
prooeedingB if the alimony phase Is sat
Knnsns might celebrate the fiftieth
anniversary of its admission into the
Onion by taking steps to have two sen
ators at the national capital.'
Tho crown prince of Austria will
probably give long and earnest study
to the history of uortbern Europe be
fore attempting to establish "abso
lutism" in Hungary.
Now3 that delegates to Algeclras have
seen a bull fight they should be more
anxious to prevent additional bloodshed
and therefore produce an agreement sat
isfactory to all parties.
"The Dutch have taken Holland" and
Mr. Harrlman will probably continue
to be the controlling factor In the Illinois
Central and the Union Taclflc as he has
been for some time past.
On of the state pnjxng has come out
for John L. Webster for the republican
nomination foe governor. This la cast
ing Mr. Webster for a new role in
Which he has not jet figured.
The man behind tho British gun has
Improved 20 per cent in his markman
hip since last year. But Britannia isn't
In the running with Columbia when It
comes to training the heavy guns.
That announced lynching in Missouri
fulled to materialize according to sched
ule, which shows that when lynching
lose thejr spontaneity, they lose their
main attractiveness at the same time.
In their (fudeavor to be "fair" to both
aides lu the railroad rate controversy
member of congress are subject to mis
construction as what one side is Inclined
to call "fair" the other declares Mased."
It will devolve upon each congress
man seeking re-election to show Just
how Jils speech In the house rallied that
body to the support of the president's
railroad rate program and saved the
A practical Joke Is all right In its way,
but the practical Joker who starts out
rumors of the president's assassination
has been making himself altogether too
numerous round almut Omaha of late
and should be called down good aud
The most amusing stunt of the season
is the appeal of the Omaha senior yel
low to the Omaha junior yellow to "de.
liver wb from gush." Now, if the
Omaha junior yellow will only appeal
to the Omaha senior yellow to "deliver
us from twaddle," the score will be
The decrease In beer tax collections
1q Missouri for the year l!VCt as against
the year 1004, when the World's fair
was held at Ft. Ixuls, was only $22,
220.2ti If that represent the beer
drinking due to tike exposition, the big
how wilt have to be writ down a fail
ure forever more.
Senator Patterson of Colorado has In
troduced a new declaration of lnde
pendence In the senate, notwithstanding
the fact tlut the dignified senators, until
comparatively recently, would uot permit
an Intimation that they were dependent
In their atBcIal actions on anything save
tkelr own street wills,
MVBT BM 1TO COVPJtOtfMS.
Tbe bill for railway rata regulation
tinder consideration In the bouse of rep
resentative! Is said to have the approval
of the administration. It was unani
mously approved by' the bouse commit
tee on Interstate and foreign commerce.
It has received the Indorsement of all
the newspapers of the country not un
friendly to the regulation of railway
rntes as provided for in that measure.
The bill has met with little opposition
In the house and Its passage there by
an ovenshelmlng majority is assured.
There Is still talk of a possible com
promise. The railroad senators. It ap
pears, have not given up hope of being
able to secure a modlflcstlon of the
policy for which the administration
stands and which Is emlodlcd In the
Hepbum bill. .Ther want a restriction
upon the authority of the Interstate com
mission to correct a rate found to be
unreasonable by putting a Judicial
cheek upon the action of. the commis
sion That Is, they desire that the rail
roads shall have the right to appeal to
the courts on the reasonableness of the
commission's orders, K'fore stK'h orders
can take effect
Such an arrangement would not be
satisfactory to the public. It would be
a concession to the railroads that would
give them all the advantage and practi
cally control of the situation. The land
ing bill does not deprive the railroads
of recourse to the courts. It. provides
that after an order has been made by
the commission that order shall go Into
effect within thirty days from the time
the same has been served upon the af
fected carrier. If at any time during
the thirty days the carrier Is dissatis
fied with the order, he can Institute
proceedings in the district court of the
United States wherein the complaint
was made, and thereupon it lx-comes
the duty of the attorney general to serve
notice on that court that the case Is
of great public Importance, entitling It
to consideration by the expedition court.
The time thus given the railroads In
which to go to the courts, If dissatisfied
with a rate order of the commission. Is
ample, and it would be against the pub
lic interest to change it as the railroad
The policy of rate regulation embodied
In the bill before the house of repre
sentatives is the policy to which the
administration is committed and which
the great majority of the shippers of
the country want. There Is the best
possible assurance that so far as the
president Is concerned there will be no
compromise. Those who support his
position in congress may be depended
Upon to firmly maintain their attitude.
The senate committee on interstate com
merce is yet to decide which of the sev
eral bills before it shall be reported to
the senate. The Indications are that the
advocates of the president's policy will
control and that the senate measure will
resemble the house bill in all essential
HOSTILITY TO AMEBICAXS.
We are getting . used to reports of
hostility to Americans In China, but the
latest are of a rather more serious na
ture than any which preceded them,
since they show that the feeling of an
tagonism has reached official circles.
The dismissal of Prof. Tenney, foreign
director of education, by the viceroy of
Chill province, for the reason that he
is an American, and the pressure for the
removal of tho commissioner of cus
toms at Canton for the same reason, are
manifestations of unfriendliness toward
citizens of this country In China which
are well calculated to cause some ap
prehension. It appears that Prof. Ten
ney has performed very valuable educa
tional service, but this did not avail
against the opposition, on the ground of
bis nationality, to his being retained in
The dispatch ,from Vekln which con
veys this information also states that
the boycott agitation against American
goods Is being revived, Indicating that
the efforts of the Imperial government
to suppress the agitation .have been
futile. .The fact appears to be, as stated
in a late report, that all China Is at a
white heat of political discussion and
no one can foretell what the outcome
will be. That there Is possible serious
trouble ahead seems clear. There may
soon arise urgent necessity . for some
action by our government looking to the
protection of American citizens aud in
terests in the Chinese emnlre.
A-V KUERfJEUCY CCURESCY-
At a recent, meeting of the New York
Chamber of Commerce its committee on
finance and currency submitted a re
port adverse to the plan of Secretary
Shaw for the issue' of so-called emer
gency currency by the national banks.
The ronrt urged that such a4 currency
requires for its effective operation that
it shall 1 secured In the same manner
and assume exactly the same form its
the bank currency already in circula
tion, otherwise another form of currency
Is injected into the system which mii
uot be promptly retired as it should be
when the necessity for which it has
leeu called into Itelng has ceased to
exist. The suggestion of the secretary
of tho treasury that an emergency cur
rency shall be guaranteed by the gov'
eminent and that the words "secured
ly United States bonds deposited with
the treasurer of the United States" be
eliminated from the bank note so is
sued, the report declares to be objec
tionable liecsuse this constitutes another
form of currency. The rcort saya;
"We bave now eight classes of issues
in our currency system gold coin,
standard silver dollars, subsidiary sil
ver, gold certificates, silver certificate,
treasury notes, United States legal teu
der note and national bank notes; and
it Is now proposed to add one more Issue
in the shape of emergency circulation.
We do not deem such a course pru
dent." . ..
' It la uot to be doubted that the flnan-
cial and commercial lntcrwta of the
country, at least tbos of a conaervatlra
character, will with practical unanimity
concur In this view. Indeed ther baa
been very scant approval of Secretary
Shaw and little of this from a source
entitled to serious consideration. An
"emergency currency" such as proposed
by the secretary of the treasury would
not certainly accomplish the object be
had In mind and It would most likely
prove, as said by the report referred
to, a most harardous experiment. It
Is perhaps the most objectionable propo
sition growing out of the demand for
a more elastic currency and Is therefore
not likely ever to receive serious con
sideration In congress.
VART BEFORE TUB IfuRSE-Self-styled
statesmen at the state
capltol are already busying themselves
with a debate on street corners and In
public prints as to the size of the sala
ries which should be paid to members
of the State Board of Hallway Commis
sioners to be elected this fall, contingent
upon the adoption of the pending con
stitutional amendment providing for a
state railway commission.
The amendment as formulated leaves
it to the legislature to tlx the compensa
tion of the commissioners. It is being
argued on one side that the service re
quired will entitle members of the board
to liberal, if not lavish, salaries ranging
from $tt,000 to $10,000 a year, aud oi
the other side that the legislature could
not in Justice give the new officers more
money than the constitution awards to
other executive and judicial state offi
cers, none of whom can get more than
$2,500 a year out of tho public treusury.
The discussion of salary for the state
railway commissioners at this time
savors decidedly of putting the cart !
fore t,he horse. It all depends upon the
commissioners. If men should 1h se
lected for these positions of capacity,
ability and Integrity, who will devote
themselves earnestly and exclusively to
the Interests of the shippers and the
public generolly, they could make them
selves worth good, generous salaries.
If, on the other hand, we are to have a
new set of railway commissioners on
the same order as the secretaries of tbe
old state board of transportation, who
looked to the railroads rather than to
the people as their employers and con
sidered It their function to act only ns
a buffer for the railroads against the
complaints and demands of the public
for redress and relief, they will not be
entitled to much of any reward out of
the taxpayers' money.
If the game is only to give the rail
roads some additional employes at pub
lic expense it will be up to tho legisla
ture to keep the bill down to the lowest
limit. If, on the other hand, the com
mission is to be something and to do
something, the taxpayers of Nebraska
will not begrudge the cost, because they
will get it back many times over.
When we know who Is to constitute
the membership of the new commission
it will be time enough to figure out what
compensation they should have.
The declaration of the World-Herald
In favor of the absolute rule of King
Caucus belies all the protestations of
reform under which It has been period
ically masquerading. "Obedience to
caucus decree," it now asserts, "should
be enforced under penally of exclusion
from any future caucus." The World
Herald is, of course, talking about the
democratic caucus in Washington, but
the principle of caucus rule Is no differ
ent In congress than it Is In the legisla
ture, the city council or the school
board. It Is needless to say that noth
ing would suit the railroads, the trusts,
the privileged corporations and the lob
byists generally better than an en
trenchment of King Caucus In complete
control of all our legislative bodies. It
Is a good deal easier to do business be
hind the closed doors of a caucus than
it Is out In the pen, and obedience to
the caucus decree has always been the
eagerly grasped excuse of the thimble
rigger, tbe corporation capper and the
boodler, when betrayal of his constitu
ents could be explained In no other way.
It is worthy of note that the over
crowded street car Is not an affliction
peculiar to Omaha. Here Is an out
burst from an indignant citizen poured
Into a Lincoln newspaper:
Just another word on the street car prob
lem. It is not so much a question that the
cars are old, but that they are few. The
Lincoln people want to sit down when they
ride. They have been swinging to the
straps yeur after year, waiting for a seat
and have been bullied by the conductors
and ordered to "crowd up there In front"
until it la not a question of new cars, or
modern cars, but of any kind of cars, so
they can sit down. What Is needed la more
cars and more lines to accommodate the
growing demands of the public. It Is a
shame that we have tolerated the condi
tions thut exist for so long a time and that
the authorities of the city seem to tuke so
little Interest In so Important a matter.
It may not relieve the strain on the
straps to know that "there are others,"
luit the knowledge may tend to soothe
some ruffled tempers.
The Bee endorses what Rev. Snvldge
says about the evils of slot machine
gambling. He has only expressed in
new words what The Bee has said time
and again about this vicious and law
less practice. But why should the at
torney for the Civic Federation con
gratulate Mr. Savldge on the stand he
has takeuT When the Civic Federation
attorney was assistant county prosecu
tor, with full power to stamp out the
slot machines, the evidence against
them was pigeonholed under pressure
of influence of various kinds and noth
ing was done to enforce the law.
Attorney General Moody 1 present at
the "Beef trust" bearing in Chicago,
He probably wants to see how men
could get the idea that the government,
a a corrector of wrong. Is supposed
to be Ignorant of what tha government.
as a collector of facta, la supposed to
Senator Millard declares that only
within the last week or tan days Presi
dent Roosevelt told him he considered
him one of his staunchest friends In the
senate. President Roosevelt Is cer
tainly a wonderful politician.
Iowa solons are grappling with the
direct primary and anti-pass problems.
It Is to be hoped they will make some
headway that will be of service to Ne-
brsska'a law-makers wheu they meet
Why This Fret fat Thander.
New York Tribune.
Most of the opponents of (lie Hepburn
railroad rate bill Bern to be opposing it on
the (round that It is unconstitutional, void,
harmless. Impracticable, unenforceable and
altogether nugatory.' But if this Is the
case why so much rhetorical thunder
against a bugs boo of straw and sawdust?
Rehlad tbe Times.
The Berlin Street Railway company,
which has a monopoly of the traction lines
In the German capital. Is capitalised at
but 125,000,000. This Is enough to make the
average American traction magnate weep
fur tho ignorance of Ills German colleaguea.
They do not seem to have grasped the first
idea of street railway management over
Annoying Red Tapr.
Republics may not be ungrateful, but
that Is not the opinion of an Englishman
who has Served three enlistments under
tho United States flag and Is now to be
debarred from landing In this country
after a, visit home, his exclusion being
lwsed on ft wound received In the Philip
pines while ' fighting under the American
flag. It seems In a case like this official
red tape might well be cut with one thrust
of common sense.
Itoklna- for Motives.
Wall Street Journal.
It would be of Interest to learn what. If
any, connection there Is between the reso
lution of Inquiry ' Into the Pennsylvania
railroad's ownership of Baltimore & Ohio
anil other railroad stocks and bear manip
ulation In the Wall street stock market.
It would also be of Interest to know how
much of the vote for the resolution of In
quiry represented a congressional feeling
of Irritation over the abolition of passes
by the Pennsylvania railroad.
Westerners aa Systematic Boosters.
Hamilton Wright, In Review of Reviews.
A chamber of lommerce In a western
town Is a clearing house In the work of
public progress in that community. While
different from the staid commercial bodies
of the east. It embraces a most varied
and vigorous activity and may only Inci
dentally devote Its energies to the foster
ing of commerce or the tabulation of com
mercial statistics Its members are com
posed of the Important men of the commu
nitymerchants, local bankers, manufac
turers, ministers, editors, doctors, lawyers,
judges and others. It advertises, enter
tains conventions and distinguished visit
ors, urges local Improvements and takes
up public questions of a nonpolltlcal char
acter. Often a chamber of commerce main
tains a large headquarters In some cen
tral part of the community, where products
are displayed and ' "literature" la distrib
uted. One hundred and fifty-two commer
cial bodies In California expend In their
regular routlrte work all the way from
$1,000 to $90,000 a year each.
STATE PBESS COMMENT.
Hebron Register (dent.): It looks now as
though the republicans of Nebraska would
be forced to adopt a platform similar to
the one adopted by the populists a few
years ao If t-v ere sincere in their fight
against the railroads.
Norfolk Press: The man with a railroad
string to him may as well keep out of
politics this year. If he gets through the
convention all right and gets a nomina
tion, the chances are ten to one that the
voters will land on his neck on election
Central City Record: The Omaha Hee
thinks the agitation for 2-cent railroad faro
a little previous until It la known whether
the pass will stay abolished. Perhaps, but
the cutting down the fare one-third might
force the railroads to seek to recoup them
selves by seeking to Increase their passen
ger revenues. Where else could they do
It more easily than by making a lot of old
pclters pay their fare that now ride, free?
Tekamah Journal: One of Nebraska's
leading dally papers. In fact the one that
claims to be a leader in so-called reform
politics, Is advocating the use of proxies
In the republican ' state convention. The
use of proxies Is all right If the users are
honest and the one who Issues tbe proxy
is likewise honest. The usual method, how
ever. Is for one person to get on a delega
tion when ho knows full well he will not
be able to attend a convention, then turn
his proxy over to some one whom the con
vention who sends him as a delegate would
never have named. Such tricks have been
performed In Burt county and In every
other county In Nebraska and the wish of
the real voters destroyed.
Silver Creek Sand: The Omaha World
Herald complains of President Roosevelt
for giving publicity to the charges of at
tempted bribery of a Chicago newspaper
reporter and accuses the president of at
tempting to Influence the Jury, winding up
with the assertion that "The case should
be tried in the court not In the newspa
pers." Great life Insurance companies and
little policyholders! Has the World-Herald
taken a bribe from the meat packers, too?
It ha been trying their case, prosecuting
thum, and, sitting as judge and jury also,
convicting them of all the crimes In the
calendar during the past several years.
Now the president is guilty of giving pub
licity of matters wherein the packers are
guilty, and the World-Herald rushes to
their defense. Gosh a'mighty!
Long Pine Journal: It amuses this fam
ily Journal to note that a lot of people
and newspapers In Nebraska are Just wak
ing up to the fact that a great opportunity
la to be presented to the voters of the
state next fall. Last year when the State
Journal and Its cuckoos were reviling the
legislature, declaring that It had done
nothing, that It was owned by the rsll
roads, etc., the Journal called attention to
tho fact that the legislature had passed
a piece of railroad legislation of supreme
Importance. Of course, being a little coun
try paper, it wasn't listened to. Now It
has just occurred to the people aforesaid
that there Is a constitutional amendment
to be adopted and three railroad commis
sioners to elect acts which If wisely done
will give the peonle a chance to properly
regulate the railroads. There are none so
blind as those who wish to be. The rail
roads did not want a railroad commission
and will not assist In adopting the amend,
ment. The people will have to do It. and
In refusing to keep this Issue before the
psonle, for fear that it would not jibs
with it cries of railroad domination, the
(Mate Jeurnal and ethers have simply
been btT5 off their noses te spite their
am or waihisotow Lira.
Sflao aeeaea and laeldeate 8kteae4
Prof. Wiley, chief o fthe bureau cf chem
istry and chief of staff of the poison
squad, has exploded another bomb In the
ranks of food fakirs. He told the house
committee this experience: "1 stopped at
a local butcher's the other morning and
ordered some lamb chops sent to my home.
When I got home I looked at the chops.
not because I suspected anything, but be
cause of their excellent appearance. In
examining one of them I found that the
meat about the hone readily pulled off.
On furthe rexamlnatlon I found the meat
coarse grained and not lamb at all. The
chop was a counterfeit. The bone of the
lamb was there, but In some manner meat
what kind I do not knowhad been
neatly pressed about It. In cooking the
meat would have adhered to the bone and
only a careful examination would bave
shown the deception."
Martin of South Dakota was pounding
away at a great rate In the house one day
last week elucidating the manifold reasons
why the Hepburn rate bill ahould receive
the support of everybody In sight. In the
course of time he came to the Inspiring
subject of the "square deal," and for a
few minutes held forth with burning elo
quence on the emergent necessity of giv
ing as well as receiving such treatment.
Mr. Martin has a good voice, and at times
he was able to make It heard above the
clatter of conversation that filled the house
even as far as the press gallery, to which
there finally came this moving remark:
"The square deal is like Shakespeare's
mercy, which droppeth like the gentle rain
and falleth on the just and the unjust
The veritable "oldest clerk" In the public
service In Washington died recently, re
ports the New York Sun. The vicissitudes
and uncertainties of political life, where
few die and none resign, are Illustrated In
the long record of his fidelity and endur
ance. Hugh Tuohy was born in Ireland In
County Clare In 1S17. and was 89 years of
age at the time of his death. He received
a line education In the old country, was
graduated from Maynooth university In
1839. came to the United States In 1S41,
and upon his arrival In Washington ac
cented ft professorship In classics In the
collegiate department of Georgetown uni
versity. In 18S2 he entered the office of
the third auditor of the Treasury depart
ment as a clerk. He had been there since,
a period of forty-four years of official
service. Mr. Tuohy had resided contin
uously at Washington for forty-four years.
At one time he was a teacher of the boys
In the Marine Barracks. These boys enter
the naval service to become drummers,
ft for a and buglers.
Mr. Tuohy was not only an old, but he
was also a sturdy Irishman. It Is reported
of him that he invariably wore a high
silk hat, that he always had a ready fund
of wit and was noted as a story toller.
These qualities are not usually considered
a distinctive of I'nlted States treasury
clerks, but In Mr. Tuoliy's case they may
have assured his retention through several
administrations. At least, they did not ex
elude htm from the place he held In the
Treasury department for forty-four years.
Two men from Texas, a Judge who Is
In congress and a colonel who Is not, were
chatting together. The colonel commiser
ated the judge for having to live In Wash
ington so much of the time and miss all
the glories and beauties and joys of life
"Come out and eat," said the colonel.
"Let's do what we can to cheer up a
little in this forsaken place."
"No." replied the judge, "I'm not hun
gry. I never have any appetite up here."
"I can tell ycu what will fix you." said
the colonel. "You Just limit yourself to 60
cents a day for meals for a while and
you'll be hungry enough to eat anything.
I tried It once and I know. I had it all
figured out how I was going to mnke that
do and started in with a cup of coffee and
an egg for breakfast, feeling line. But
about 11 o'clock I felt as If I had never had
anything to eat in all my life.- and went to
a restaurant and fclew in $4 getting a meal.
I had the appetite for It all right."
It has been found necessary to adopt at
the White House the theater scheme of
using tickets of different colors for suc
ceeding performances.. Thus the invitations
for one function are white, for another
blue, for another red, another yellow, and
so on. The reason Is that Washington so
ciety Is full of "repesters." They like to
go several times to the White House on
one Invitation If they can obtain extra
cards by hook or crook. By means of the
use of colored cards they have to go when
they are invited or not at all.
After the house adjourned one day last
week Representative Marshall of North Da
kota sat at his desk with thousands of
dollars in front of him. The bills, which
were In denominations of tens, twenties,
fifties and hundreds, were 'beautiful to be
hold. They were brand new and In sheets,
four to the sheet. Members who passed
stopped to admire the display, and some of
them expressed surprise that there was
that much money in the world.
"I'm a bank officer," explained Mr. Mar
shall, "and I have here a new Issue of na
tional bank circulation." Then, as presi
dent of the National bank of Oaks, N. D.,
he placed his signature on each bill.
The attire of Representative Murphy of
Missouri does not meet with the approval
of the negro messenger who stands guard
over the private office of the first assistant
postmaster general, Mr. Hitchcock. When
Murphy camo to Washington from the
Osarks he wore a homespun suit. He Is
still weorlng it. Recently he had some
business with Mr. Hitchcock.
"Hoi on, boss, nobody but congressmen
can go In dar." said the messenger, as
Murphy started into Mr. Hitchcock's office.
Murphy proceeded to explain, but the negro
'"Ah kalnt help it," he declared, "pern's
Murphy showed his card and walked In,
leaving the negro apologising.
"He don't dress like a congressman no
moan er rabbit," was the negro's comment.
Henry Gassaway Davis, democratic can
didate for vice president at the last national
election, was conducted through the senate
the other day, chaperoned by his son-in-law.
Senator Elklns. The old gentleman
was cordially greeted on all sides and it
was noticed that he cast more than one
wistful glance at the presiding officer's
chair, which under other circumstances ha
might have occupied. He looked almost aa
young and spry as the 'senator who was
showing him about the place.
Heyday ( ChaasTear.
Kansas City Star.
It was only a question of time, of course,
when the chauffeur was bound to pass the
coachman as an object of romantic regard
In the eyes of beautiful and exclusive heir
esses. When you look upon the nerve of
the chauffeur, and his noble dating forget
ting, of course, his goggles the coachman
ought to be mighty thankful that he has
kept his inning as long as he has.
A Prospective Woader.
New York Commercial.
New jersey against the trusts? Pre
posterous! A mother against her own
unworthy children. Alas, for the lack of
A Croam of Tartar Powder
Made From Grapea
New York has been furnishing the pessi
mists plenty of matter the past twelve
month, but Mlxner Is the limit.
Boston has assailed the dignity of the
Ancient and Honorable Artillery. In the
matter of lese majoste the rllmux has bgcn
The Chicago joker who played footpad
and was shot Is not In position to com
plain of the earnestness with which his
victim played at resisting.
A widow of six weeks and 42 years old Is
to marry her nephew, aged 21 This is
right In Philadelphia, and goes to show
that tho Yerkes case Isn't so much.
Confederate comrades of the late Gen
eral Wheeler are making preliminary ar
rangements for a memorial meeting of
the blue and the gray In his honor, to bo
held at Atlanta, Ga., beginning Fuhruuti'
Syracuse Journal: W. R. Kelly, ex-trens-
urer of Otoe county. Is mentioned aa a fa
vorable candidate for state treasurer. Mr.
Kelly would have the solid backing of his
home county should he consent to make the
Senator Tillman, the rlproarlng, pitch
fork branding, eat-'em-allve statesman
from South Carolina, Is In private life the
mildest mannered man from the south.
He makes a fad of the cultivation of roBes
at his home in Trenton.
Such unexampled Insolence and total dis
regard of common decency was shown by
photographers and camera fiends in New
York during Miss Roosevelt's visit to that
city that there Is earnest renewal of the
agitation In favor of some measure of legal
protection against such persons. There
Is already some sort of enactment on the
subject, but the talk now is for something
MEAMXO OF THE "REVOLT. "
Spirit Animating- the Knockers In
IOdward Lowry In Harper's Weekly.
The present so-called "Insurrection,"
which Is ostensibly against the passage of
the statehood bill and the proposal to re
duce the import duties on sugar and tobacco
from the Philippines, is largely Intended as
a manifestation of hostility against the
president. Some of the men engaged In It
are honestly opposed to the enactment of
one of the two, or both of the measures.
Others are In It to gratify private grudges.
Indeed, It is positively known that some of
the "Insurgent" leaders have gone to mem
bers of the house, known to be nursing
grievances, and said, "Now Is your chance
to get even for the way you have been
treated by tha White House. Line up with
us, and even if we don't get all that we
want, we'll make such a showing that the
other end of the avenue will have to give
us better treatment In the future." This
bait has caught some gudgeon. One mem
ber of the house who has always engaged
In every movement directed "agin the gov
ernment" was ssked why he was not
aligned with the present force In revolt. "I
am tired of marching up the hill and then
marching down again," was the reply.
When all is said, however, the soundest
opinion la that before the winter is over the
for more than
I the standard type of ro
tary shuttle - movement
If or making the lock
stitch, will hereafter be
sold by the
SINGER SEWING MACHINE CO.
The Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co. will continue tfj
make these machines as heretofore, the change simply
effecting greater economy in the cost of selling, a
saving which will prove to be of material .benefit to
purchasers, who will now be enabled to select at
scillating, Rotary or
Prices to Suit All Purses.
Many Styles of Cabinet WorK.
Needles for All MaKes of Machines.
MACHINES RENTED, 50LD, EXCHANGED.
Singer Sewing Machine Co-
1514 DOUGLAS STREET
Nebraska Cycle Co.
15(K tnd Ufcroejr Street., Omttu, Nebraska.
president will get in some form almost all
the legislation he desires and has recom
mended. The senate Is reluctant to pass a
lallrosd rate bill, and yet does not see its
way clear to refuw to act. Meanwhile it
dillydallies, hoping In the end to do as little
as possible, t'nless present Indications are
wholly at fault, this will be a trying and
critical winter for the president, and one
that will test his fibre to the utmost. It will
try his stability ami poise as they never
have iwen since he came Into the White
Houe. His tremendous popularity with the
people at large has given him a prestige and
an authority other presidents have not had.
Now there Is a determination within his
own party to give him some sharp In-fight
ing, and to find out just how much of
h of a 1
ise, the j
, "Can t
man he really Is. In sporting phrase,
cold-blooded lookers-on are asking,
Rousvelt stand the gaff?" They will have
their answer before July.
"Well here's another election day coming
along, of course, lots of political lies will
"Very likely, and lots of thumbs will be
mashed In the process, too." Philadelphia
Kx press Clerk Value of this package,
Fair Damsel Twenty-five thousand dol
lars. Kxnrcss Clerk Huh? ! 1 ?
Kair liumsel You heard what I said.
Those are love letters from old Rass
ocoyne, and I'm sending 'em to my law
yer. Cleveland Leader.
"We must leach the corporations that
they can't run the government."
"My dear sir," una,- iaJ Mr. Iustin Stax,
"we don't wish to run it. The profit to bo
derived from taxes is trifling compared to
wnat wo'ro used to." Washington Star. .
"They tell me," said the young man,
"that you are very shrewd In sislng up the
"Well," replied the wise benedict, "I only
fulled on two occnslons,"
"And they were?"
"J-tetote and after
I . was nuirrled."
"What," a fKed tho innocent youth, "is a
bachelor alii?,"-., . .. ., , .
"A bachelor girl, answered the knowing
person. "Is a spinster man's sister." Chi
"Webster." naked l:ls intimate friend,
"did you declare yourself to Miss Peachani
last night, as you told me you were golnv'
"No, Hayne." said the ' rising young
statesman, flushing with Indignation. "She
applied the gag rule before 1 had been
talking two minutes'." Chicago Tribune.
"After all, you know," said Mr. Old
beau, "a man is only as old as he feels"
"Yes," said Miss Pepprey, "but some old
men make the mixtake .f thinking they
are as young as thry think they feci."
The man who always does a thing
Right on the very minute
Will never get blown up because
Of failure to begin it.
'hlle he who Idly puts It off
Till he geta good ami ready
May Ret a blast quite well designed
To make him feel unsteady.
So when vou set a thing to do.
Go right to work and do It.
If you Just put It off, the rhanre
Is good that you will rue it.
But If you do It right away,
And then tell your employer
Why, he will turn right aronnd and find
Some other duty for yer!
No Bobbin, No Shuttle.
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