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THE OMAHA DAILY BKEr THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1P0C.
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$2o,0o0'ft1to In a guessing match, hon
est people will wondor what's the ue.
M'aHhington dlnpatches Intlninte that
there are still sufficient membors of the
Knighta of tabor to crente a dlsturb
If the packers succeed In maintaining
their contentions at Chicago it will be
Interesting to watch developments at
Tha fact that Mormons go to Mexico
to practice polygamy would Indicate a
feeling on their part that the Woodruff
manifesto was not a joke.
Wonder If Mr. Bryan scented the im
pending conflict between the Colorado
champion of silver and the democratic
caucus when he took .to tall timber In
M. Talgny should remember that
American statesmen have lout their rep
utations, as well as their pluces at the
pie counter, by talking Veuesueliin af
fairs out of school.
In advocating a lighter penalty for
hazing the president evidently wants to
secure more fighting sea captains from
the school which produced most of the
naval heroes of the past
Those public school teachers who are
dissatisfied with the new salary sched
ule because the pay increases are not
big enough should console themselves
With the thought that they might have
Senator Tillman declares himself an
admirer of the character of Abraham
I-Incolru No one remembers hearing the
senator from Houth Carolina express ad
miration for some republican who is not
The transfer of the discussion of the
railroad rate bin from the house to the
senate may be expected to have Just
about as much effect on opinion in the
nation at large as in the halls of con
gress. ' Omaha la just now eutertaiuing sev
eral sta to and interstate organizations of
business men. It bids all visiting mem
bers welcome snd hopes they will have
such a good time that they will want to
While the mere fact that the goveru
ineut crop reports are satisfactory
neither to the farmer nor to the simu
lator would ordinarily confirm their cor
rectness, this is an example where the
rule does not prove up.
If 8outh Omaha can scrape up over
10O people who want to take a chance
at nomination for municipal office under
the new primary law, bow many aspir
ing statesmen may we expect to file for
Omaha's municipal primaries?
Having returned from his tour of in
spection of big eastern life insurance
companies, Deputy Insurance Auditor
Pierce can relieve au anxious public by
tellilg how much of that $33,000
charged up against the New York Ufa
by the Inspection' committee cornea to
Germany ' evidently fears that dis
agreement at Algeclraa would place It
In the position of being deceived as to
the sentiment of the power before it
asked for the meetinga most unpar
donable state of affairs In international
politic, where the "Jury" is always sup
posed te have mad up Its mind before
It bears the facta.'
THE CAAL tXTKSTlOA TJO.V.
The Investigation of Panama canal af
fairs by the senate cuinmltteo nu Inter
ocesnic canals has not wo far developed
much, of practical value. '11 10 opinion
of the chief ciiKiuccr in favor of a lock
canal Is of course. Important and there
appears to be no luUKcr any doubt that
that will le the type adopted. Another
very important matter, upou which the
investigation has thrown no light, Is as
to whether the waterway shall be con
structed directly by the government or
by contract. It Is stated that the senate
committee has Ik-coiiio pretty weil con
vinced that trouble on the Isthmus has
not been dm to corruption, or even to
actual mismanagement, but to the gen
eral slowness and red tape character of
government work. Members of the
committee are reported ss saying
frankly that if the canal Is to be com
pleted In the lifetime of any man now
living. It will not be through construc
tion by army engineers snd government
employes, but by contract. '
It Is pointed out that letting the work
by contract would imply that the eight
hour law would be thrown to the winds,
that probably Chinese labor would be
employed and that In general efforts
would le mode to pursue the most ex
peditious system of construction. In his
statement before the senate committee
Mr. Wallace, formerly chief engineer of
the canal, said if the work should be
let by contract the man In charge
should be permitted to get his labor In
China, Japan, India, Spain or where he
pleased. There appears to be a question
whether this method of construction
would require new legislation. 8ome
think it would not and if they should bo
sustained In that opinion a recommenda
tion from the' committee to that effect
might lead simply to an arrangement
with the president whereby the work
should bo let out to be done by contract.
It has been urged that under the
Ppooner act the whole duty of carrying
on the work of construction Is devolved
upon the president, and If this view is
correct new legislation will certainly le
necessary in order to let the work by
contract. It Is not probable that the
president would object to legislation
which would remove or nt any rate
lessen the task that the existing law
Imposes on him In this mnttor.
What the country desires is that the
questions regarding the canal which
await congressional determination shall
be acted upon with the least possible
delay. While the administration of af
fairs on the Isthmus has admittedly not
leen faultless, the evidence U conclu
sive that there has been no venality In
the conduct of affairs and that on the
whole the best has been done that could
be accomplished under the circum
stances. There Is no need of any fur
ther investigation, the effect of which is
to cause delay. The demand is that the
work of construction shall be pushed
with all possible vigor, whether it be
done by the government or by contract,
so that there shall be practical .results
to show for the large expenditure that Is
steadily going on. Chief Engineer Stev
ens has said that the canal can be com
pleted in eight years at the outside and
perhaps In seven, but certainly not at
the present rate of progress.
THUEATEKED COAL STRIKE.
There are strong Indications of
another formidable strike of coal miners.
Involving both the anthracite and bi
tuminous operatives, to be inaugurated
at the beginning of April, when the ex
isting agreement with the operators will
terminate. The failure of the miners
and the bituminous coal operators to
come to an agreement at the recent
convention In regard to wages appears
to be regarded as finaland the miners
have set about raising a strike fund.
The expectation Is that the anthracite
operators and miners will fail to come
to an agreement. In which event there
will be a very general stoppage of coal
mining after April 1. In the mean
time the operators will increase their
now considerable stocks as much ns
possible and it Is believed will be In
condition for a prolonged conflict. The
miners are said to now have nearly
$3,000,000 on hand and by assessments
can raise $(1,000,000 more by the time
they stop earning. But that sum will
not last very long if, as estimated, there
are 3.000.000' persons dependent upon
It is very much to be regretted that 1
an arrangement satisfactory to both
sides could not be effected. Such a
strike r.s now appears to be practically
certain cannot fall to have serious re
sults. The losses In the coal strike of
11X12 are estimated at over $149,000,000
and tho hardship experienced by con
sumers cannot be measured In dollars
HAZINU AXD I7C PKXALTV.
President Roosevelt's opinion of the
law relating to hazing at the Naval ac
ademy will be very generally approved
and his recommendation that It be
promptly amended should receive the
Immediate attentlou of congress. As
(minted out in the president's letter, the
law places the fate of a midshipman ac
cused of hazing wholly In the power of
a court-martial and the superintendent
of the academy. Their findings In a
case are final and the penalty of con
viction la dismissal. The president pro
nounces these provisions neither just
nor Judicious and thinks that if con
tinued the effect will be Injurious to the
academy and perhaps to the future ef
ficiency of the navy. He disapproves
of hazing and wishes to see the prac
tice eradicated, but thinks "the punish
ment of dismissal Is altogether dispro
portionate to the culpability Involved In
some form of hazing."
A bill ha been introduced in the
house of representatives In relation to
the' penalty of hazing at Putted Slates
academiee, the purpoe of which ia to
give to the trial board a discretionary
power that at rresent Is lacking. There
Is no question that the custom of hating
should I banished. The disclosures at
Annapolis show that the practice Is ac
companied In many cases by a great
doHl of cruelty, Injuries of a serious na
ture not Infrequently resulting from It.
Bnt there ought to be a possibility of
ending it through some less drastic snd
sweeping method than that of changing
the personnel of the student body. Eight
midshipmen have recently been dis
missed and thirty-three are now subject
to dismissal. At this rate the academy
will soon be emptied of students. That
this threatens Injury to the institution
and perhaps to the future efficiency of
the nsvy Is obvious and there should le
no delay In modifying the existing law.
L OCA Tlvy OF THE STAlt VMYERStTT
The problem presented by the divi
sion of the work of the State university
between the orlglnsl campus and the
state farm on the outskirts of Lincoln,
alluded to by The Bee not long ago, In
connection with the dedication of a new
agricultural hall at the farm, has called
attention to the immediate need of the
adoption of some general policy for
guidance of the Institution's material
In a letter to the Lincoln Journal
Prof. Bessey, who has several times
served as acting chancellor and who,
more than anyone else connected with
the faculty, reflects tho continuity of
the institution, the assertion Is made
that without anyone fully realizing It
"the university is now slowly moving
out to the farm." This Is being done, he
declares, by transferring more and more
work to the farm which was formerly
done on the campus, which process will
by itself eventually relocate the uni
versity to the new site. Dr. Bessey
ventures as his opinion this Interesting
forecast of what Is likely to occur:
That morn and more of the work now
done on th campus will be moved to th
farm as buildings are provided there, and
then there will coma a sudden break by
which the departments belonging to the
scientific and literary colleges will be
housed on tho farm campus, leaving the
city campus to the college of law and medi
cine and probably also to the work In
music and fine arts. If anyone feels that
we ought not to erect any more buildings
on the present campus under these cir
cumstances, I wish to remind him that the
moving of the university Is not at all an
unusual thing, and, furthermore, that In
all the cases with which I. am acquainted
the Institution keeps on adding to Its
buildings up to the time when It Is ready
to move. Certainly Columbia university
did this very thing, and we can do so also.
If this in what is ahead of our State
university, it would be far better for
the university authorities at once to
recognize the situation ns it Is and gov
ern themselves accordingly. This Is par
ticularly true with reference to the In
vestment of more money In the erection
of new buildings on the old campus,
which cannot be taken along to the farm
and whose value would be greatly de
preciated whenever the university picks
up stakes and moves. In his reference to
Columbia university, Prof. Bessey is at
error, because for nt least ten years
prior to its removal to Its present loca
tion Columbia erected no new buildings
on the old site. It would certainly be
folly to plunt any more of the university
funds, contributed by tho taxpayers of
Nebraska, In permanent Improvements
on the campus at Lincoln If it is only a
question of a few years when the uni
versity will gather itself together snd
migrate to a
farm two miles away,
leaving behind only two or three unim
portant departments which have to be
more closely In touch with city sur
roundings, such ns hospitals and courts.
The loss of the division headquarters
of the rural free delivery to Omaha
would give more cause for grief If some
other city had gotten It away from us.
The change seems to be part of tho re
organization of the Postofflce depart
ment, by which the supervision of this
work is to be rearranged and consoli
dated. What Omaha should go after
now, to take the place of the rural free
delivery division. Is the divisional head
quarters of the postofflce lnsection
bureau, to which this work has been as
signed. There is no good reason why
the postofflce Inspectors for Nebraska
and adjoining states should not report
to Omaha Instead of to Kansna City.
It is In the eternal fitness of things
for the former democratic sheriff and
the new republican sheriff to join forces
in fighting for a continuance of the
75-eent per day feeding graft for state
prisoners kept in the county Jail after
sentence to the state prison. Tho sheriff
has been furnishing these prisoners wltn
75-eent board for which the city of
Omaha Is paying only 16 cents when
furnished to prisoners in the city Jail.
If the size of the graft Is the determin
lng factor, the sheriff combine may be ! " consent of mor than the eonatltu
expeeted to put up the biggest kind of a uOBal ""T", ' "V; I'T.
fight for It they know how.
The transcontinental railroads have
decided not to enter Into a racing com
petition to score points of fast time
' , . . , . .
against one another In playing for the
overland mall contracts. Why should
they go to the trouble of speeding up.
when they can get together so easily, a
they have before, and divide the mall
contracts between themselves? The real
competition will be to see which can have
the malls padded most during the weigh
ing )crlod, so as to get the contract
price up in the total, not at the expense
of oue another, but at the cost of the
. The authorities at the Nebraska State
university are said to be considering the
establishment of a school of social
science. The first task that the student
will be set to will be to devise a wsy
of increasing legislative appropriations
for the university and making them
The Real Kstate exchauge is on the
right track In backing up the building
Inspector in hi campaign against turn-He-down
shacks. In the pest some of
the real estate men have themselves
l-een responsible for the perpetuation of
tihantles that should be torn down, but
which are maintained, despite their dan
gerous condition, becnuso they bring In
a few dollars of rent. If the exchange
means business It may yet have to dis
cipline some of Its own members.
Thareaskly Peaceable, Bat
Just to show how thoroughly peaceable
Its Intentions are, Japan will adopt the
popular policy and materially Increase th
strength ,of Its navy.
Toaehlae at Teader Spot.
Count Castellan Is said to be heart
broken over his wife's threat to leave him.
Tha count has never been very suocefu1
In keeping himself supplied wi.th meal
Crippled by ladlreelloa.
While it 1 possible that th rat bill may
be talked to death In tha senate. It la mora
likely that It will be talked Into an enfee
bled condition, In which It can do no great
harm to anybody.
Elemeat ef Faet.
Kansas City Times.
The report that the Union Pacific railroad
has bought the Illinois Central seems to be
well founded. Neither E. II. Harrlman nor
Stuyvesant Fish denies It, though If they
had said th story was "absurd" the pub
lic could feel absolutely confident that it
Million Bushels vf Wheal Wasted.
O. R. Metcalfe in Technical World.
During 1 the railroad of the United
State ordered new locomotives to th num
ber of 8.300. together with 1,300 passenger
car and 840,000 freight car. These last
figure give a good Idea of the relative Im
portance of passenger and freight trafllo to
a large railroad. The rail mills started the
new year with orders for 1600,000 tons on
In spite of these great orders and in spit
of th best efforts of th railroad manager,
pile after pile of thousands of bushel of
corn has hern heaped up on the ground In
Iowa. Kansas and Nebraska for want of
storage room or transportation facilities;
while In North Dakota alone, over a mil
lion bushels of wheat ha rotted on the
ground for want of freight cars to move It.
"BACK TO TUB FARM."
To those who have tried the harsh ex
periences of the city, and In whose memo
ries there lingers, perhaps as faint. Ideal
ised pictures, soma vision of the old home
In the country, the cry of "Back to the
farm!" represents a hope. The tendency
to rush to the city excites the amazement
even of the one who at an earlier day had
answered the same call. The city offers
to a certain mentality a reward more glit
tering than the country holds, a political
and social power of which the country has
no knowledge. Nor does the country need
to regret this. It has Its own rewards, and
they are better than gold. Moreover, the
personal failure In the city Is a tragedy.
Beggary haunts the crowded street. Vice
beckons into the shadows.
The city toller, to rise above a dead level
where his fellows abldo, has to be of ex
traordinary, force of character; In applica
tion, untiring; In deals, perhaps unscrupu
lous, and he must be attended by the god
dess of good fortune. The usual life of the
c;ty laborer or wage-earner I the barest.
He cannot save'hioney. There are few
Innocent pleasures jupo'n which he can ex
pend the little he may have to spare above
the price of rent and bread. Bven freh
air and the clear light of th sun are luxu
ries denied. He may look upon splendor,
but have no part in them; be aware of
wealth, with small chance of attaining It.
In the country there 1 no need to b
rich In order to be independent. There I
no limit to the sunlight and th pur air.
There Is no danger of starving. The small
est farmer. It he exercise thrift, may. live
on food that tho poor man In the city
would dream about. The funny men of the
newspapers Joke grimly concerning the long
hours the farmer must work, although
they themselves are drudges. It is only
at certain seasons that he needs to work
longer than the creature of wages sweating
in the city, and he ha the satisfaction of
knowing that he la working for hlmelf.
no man, in city or couniry, ujm uj nun
self alone. Each must maintain relations
toward tha rest of the world. But ther I
no other man, rich or poor, who t o
nearly his own master as the farmer, t
MEXiCE TO NATIONAL WKLFAHE.
Introduction of t'anen Gage In
New York Bun.
For the making of a treaty the constitu
tion require the advice and consent of the
aenate. expressed by the concurrence of
two-third of th senator present that
la, the concurrence of two-thirds with
the president In his treaty project. The re
sponsibility Is as d.reot and as Individual
lo the case of every senator a in the case
of the president himself. This Individual
responsibility and Individual duty cannot
bo transferred. The senators are. Indi
vidually, the president's adviser's In this
business. The arltmetlo of ralttieallon by
and with their adv'ce and consent is inva
riable. If the advice of on mora than on
thlrd of th senator present is that th
treaty b not made, It is not made. In a full
senate of ninety, thirty-one IndJvUunls
j withholding advio arid consent prevent
Such la th sufficient check.
on hasty or unwise action provided by th
Now, what does th Introduction of cau
cus methods mean In treaty making? It
means that although th individual advice
va, W i.-w-
not for the treaty can bind ten other sen
ators mhos advic 1 for th treaty, but
who, nevertheless, under the two-thirds
principle of caucus dictation. Imposed by
! nJrtlJr vte- suppres or withhold
, the advice they would otherwise give and
for lt tne advlc. whlch not
their own, but the advice of the twenty
with whom they differ In opinion.
So In a full senate twenty votes in cau
cus would defeat a treaty, where the con
stitution require thirty-one vote to pr
It has been th glory of all great parties
sine our government wa Instituted that
In matters of foreign policy, and particu
larly In th performance of the senate's
high function as a part of th treaty mak
ing power, the party whip baa been ab
sent, or at least Invisible. The present
proposal to produce the whip and to apply
it publicly for the suppression of the ad
vice and consent of the senator subjected
to party dictation, merits. In our opinion,
th serious attention of patriotic Ameri
cans. Considerably mor Important, we should
say. than th failure or success of this
particular treaty are the question whether
th power of the I'nlted States government
to do business with forelga nation , by
mean of treatle shall continue to be ex
ercised according to th mathematical
formula which th constitution prescribe,
and whether the decision of the fata of
treaties aaal! be transferred from xecu
tivo session to party caucus.
HOI'S D ABOVT KBW YORK.
Hippie an Ibe fnrrent of II fe la the
On of th most Infamous swindles of re
cent history wss brought to a close In
New York a few day ago when the final
dividend of IS cen on the dollar wa
paid to th t.000 victim of the Ftanklln
syndicate. Three men Miller, Ammon and
sjchlesslnger originated snd operated th
swtndl. They offered profits of 10 per
cent a week, or 520 per cent per annum to
people who entrusted them with money.
Their bait was the claim of Inslda In
formation about stock market deals which
would enable them to mak th poor rich
and th rich poorer. But the game Worked
In the old reliable way. It made the poor
poorer and enriched the rich, and gave
a bundle of the swag to the managers of
the game. Th record show J. 100 victims.
Probably there were thousand of others
who did not acknowledge being taken In.
Known claim aggregated 1300.009. though
It 1 said th swindlers took in at least
00,000. On the known claim two divi
dends have been declared, aggregating
zS cent on th dollar.
Miller served four years In Sing Sing.
Ammon Is doing time there now. Schlc
singer fled to Europe and died.
Ther was bad news from Albany for
New Tork millionaire who maintain fin
establishment In New Tork City and es
cape th tax on peraonal property by de
claring that they are nonresidents. Th
stat aenate passed a bill providing that
personal property shall be taxed, not where
the owner legally resides, but In th tax
district where the property I located. Th
measure I also aimed at merchants who
claim' that they do business outside the
stat and so escape the personal property
tax. but who actually store their goods
In New Tork and fill orders there. This
property will be taxed If the bill Is made
The ferry boat service of New York
gives employment to upward of 10,000 men
on the boats and In the ferry houses. The
Pennsylvania alone ha 800 and the Erie
and Jersey Central about 600 each. There
are more ferries on th East river than
there ar on th North river, and they
carry a larger number of passengers. But
with th exception of the Long Island
City they are not train ferrle. They run
on th stage coach principle and can take
their own time. In the Hudson river
there are seven or eight ferries within a
distance of two miles operating from dif
ferent points and crossing each other's
routes at different angles. This explains
why a ferry boat pilot must be a man of
skill, nerve and quirk 'action. As a matter
of figures, It is Interesting to know that
the Long Island ferries exceed tho travel
over any ferry by 33 per cent. They aver
age 16.000,000 passengers a year. The Ho
boken ferries come next, with 10,000,00. i-he
Erie follows with about .000,000, which Is
also the figure of the Brooklyn Ferry com
pany. The Btaten Island ranks next. The
Pennsylvania Is somewhat down on the
list, with a total of 7.000,000. The total
passengers on all the ferries Is something
like 200,000,000 each year. And the ljves of
these the river pilot holds In the hollow
of his hand.
Old Boreas kicked up his highest frlskers
last Saturday. This didn't prevent the
rubbernecks from gathering In the vicinity
of the Flatlron building to view the differ
ent styles In hosiery. Policeman O' Fla
herty, who guards thl crossing and whose
duty It Is to keep the rubberneck on the
move and at the aame time to act a a
wind shield for the women, saw a great rise
In silks Saturday afternoon and charged on
the crowd. "Shame on yeil Git out of
here!" he thundered. "Haven't ye no re
spect for th women? Jxok the other way
or by the powers I'll take away yer eight."
So he chased 'em all off the comer, and
then as the wind abated he got sight of the
head. They belonged to the three Chinese
commissioners who are here to study things
American, and, like all high caste orientals,
they wre dressed In gorgeous silks. That
was the last that wa seen or heard of
Mr. O'Flaherty for an hour.
The new Interborough-Metropolltan com
pany, organized under the -laws of New
York state to consolidate the subway and
aurfac lines of New York City, plans the
Issue of $226,000,000 of bonds and preferred
and common stock this to take the place
of existing stocks aggregating 1117,000,000.
Much of tha latter figure represents no cap
ital Investment whatever, and considerably
more than tU5.000.000 of the new issue will
be a capitalisation merely of estimated
In the false bottom of a trunk brought
to this country by Isak Heltsler, a second
cabin passenger on the Red Star line
steamship Finland, the custom official
found more than 1100,000 worth of negotia
ble Austrian bonds and securities. A
Heltsler could not satisfactorily explain
how he cam Into possession of the fortune
he will be held on Kills Island until an In
vestigation Ss trade.
Chester H. Mercury, appointed consul to
Nlcaraguan city, cannot nvi because he
has married a native. Mercury fell here,
Richard Ij. Ashurst, who has Just been
made postmaster of Philadelphia, was horn
in Naples and is a graduate of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania. He Is a Uwyer.
Senator Harvey L. Garrett, the ablest
republican member of the Virginia legisla
ture, Is dead. He was a ftrt cousin of
United States Senator Fcruker of Ohio.
The Scottish socleil;- of San Francisco
will shortly present to that city a hand
some Robert Burn statue, costing 130,000,
which will be erected in Oolden Oat park.
Vespasian Warner, the United State pen
sion commissioner, ha offered a public
library to hi home city, Clinton, III., If tha
city will provide a sit and support th In
stitution. Frederick De Marten, who was one of
the Russian commissioner at Portsmouth,
has just resigned the professorship of in
ternational law In the University of St.
Petersburg, which he has held for many
The mayor of Santiago has auggeated
that the plantation of which San Juan hill
a a part be purchased by the Cuban gov
ernment a a wedding present from that
country to Miss A lies Roosevelt.
Lord Maiham, on of th moat remarka
ble men of hi generation, ha Just died In
London. By hi Inventiveness he created
at leaat three new Industries wool combing
by machinery, the manufacture of velvet
by power loom and the weaving of plush.
Senator Crane of Massachusetts la aa ex
pert Judge of paper. When ha open hi
Utter In th aenate he may be seen crink
ling th paper between hi finger and hold
ing lt up to tha light to observe the water
mark before reading the communication.
It la th habit of a lifetime aud one of th
customs of hi craft,
Where Herniation Is .
The pending rate bill In congress give to
th Interstate Commerce commission power
over private ear charges a well aa general
railroad charge. It is pUlnly needed. Her
Is the president of a private car lln testify
ing at Chicago that it has made profits of
OS per rent on the capital during the
twenty-nine months of It exfstenc.
for more than fifty years
ithe standard type of ro
If or making
sold by the
SINGER. SEWING MACHINE CO.
The Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co. will continue to
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
Oscillating, Rotary or 'Elastic Seam.
Vibrating Shuttle. No Bobbin, No Shuttle.
Prices to Suit All Purses.
Many Styles of Cabinet WorK.
Needles for All MaKes of Machines.
MACHINES RENTED, SOLD, EXCHANGED.
Singer Sewing Machine Co-
1514 DOUGLAS STREET
Nebraska Cycle Co.
I5(K ind Harney Streets Omaha, Ncbravakav
TWO DISTRICTS NOT IS PAYOR.
O'Neill Frontier: A long a one. set of
federal officers can handle the business,
why divide the state In two Judicial dis
tricts? We seem to be getting along pretty
well with one court and as long as that U
true It Is folly to Incur a double expense
on the tax pnyers.
Alnsworth Star-Journal: The proposition
to give Nebraska two Judicial districts it
meeting with as much favor as it should,
but there are many objections to using th
old Platte river ns a dividing line. That
means plums for Omaha and Lincoln, whll 1
the rest of the state looks on and sucks
thumbs. A north and south cut via Nor
folk, Columbus. Hastings and Falrbury
would be more equitable.
Schuyler Free Lance: The movement to
divide Nebraska Into two federal district
and have two federal Judges, two district
attorneys, two marshals, and double as
many deputies, etc., 1m simply a movo to
create more offices for -a bunch of political
leeches. We do not need anything of th
sort and It all Is a political graft. We
have too many federal officers now. Th
effort of Senator Durkett and some of our
congressmen tn favor of It ought to be a
thing which the people would arise In
their wrath against and retire tha bunch
to prlva'.e life for.
Central City Record: Senator Burkett la
endearorlng to have Nebraska divided Into
two federal districts, with the accom
panying two set of Judge, attorney, mar
shals, deputies, etc. Nebraska at the pres
ent time ha about aa much use for two
federal district a a cat ha for two tails.
It 1 simply a plan to create an additional
pie counter for the "boy," that- all. Our
senators and congressmen seem to think
they have been sent to Washington solely
to enact laws making more office gnd to
vote for appropriation for government
buildings In small town that don't need
them. If the average Nebraska congress
man has ever been guilty -of higher "states
manship" - than that we have failed to
hear of It.
MAJOR AMI MINOR GRAFT.
Transportation of Mall Matter aad f
San Francisco Chronicle.
A few days ago a minor graft In congress
was exposed by some of the republican
members tn a debate over an amendment
to the urgency deficiency bill appropriating
110,000 to meet an expected deficiency In
the fund for transporting of silver bul
lion and coin. The chairman of the appro
priations committee declared that hla com
mittee had rejected the Item when the ap
propriation bill was under consideration,
and he remarked that, strangely enough.
It was the representative of the express
companies. In whose Interest another re
publican member had represented that th
Item had been Introduced, who were the
first to hear of the committee's action. The
only Inference to be drawn from this state
ment and the proposed amendment to the
ugent deficiency bill wa that the latter
had been Introduced a a rider by th
ai,-ents of the express companies occupy
ing seat In congress.
In the course of the debate It developed
that congress ha been allowing the ex
press companies an appropriation of tlOO.000
and $120,000 a year for moving silver around
the country to relieve the stringency of va
rious banks; and the charge was openly
made that the United State treasuries
were loaded down with silver and that th
requests for It removal from one point to
another were mad because It wa profita
ble to some en. Notwithstanding th ex
posure and th open assertion that lt waa
Almost Beyond Belief.
The average, everyday, frank rltlxn would scarcely believe that ac
quaintances, friend and even relatives, who were virtually under obli
gations would secretly accept a commission for Influencing hlra to buy a
Piano from a certain place. The Idea is repulsive and quite beyond
We know we are being quietly worked against. Just because we
won't mark our prices up and then Invite these commission takers to
round up their friends, that between us we may deceive them and take
more of their money than we should.
These soft spoken commission takers have vowed eternal ven
geance on us; they won't give up; they are willing to come with you to
our store, they make a pretense of Investigation, but all the time they
quietly counsel the customers not to be In a hurry! wait and think,
they say; and the don't be in a hurry and wait and think means to get
you away, that they may tell you how much money they can save you
on a Piano, if you will go elsewhere with them.
We are one price. .'
We don't pay commissions.
The price Is too low to permit It, bnt vre do sell the beet Piano
ad save each customer a nice sum of money. Just call snd see.
You don't need anyone to help you select a Piano at the Hospe
Store. Couie and we'll prove It and satisfy you of the fact.
A. HOSPE CO.
1513 DOUGLAS STREET.
The Most Popular Club The 10c Sheet Mask
j r rrriii i
nothing short of a species of graft, the
amendment pnssed the house by a vote of
"0 to 74.
It Is a well known fnct that congress has
a very tender regard for the express and
railroad companies. The appropriation of
$100,000 or fl'JO.COn a year for tho carrying
of sliver bullion and coin is, of course,
nothing more nor less than a subsidy to
the former corporations, and to that extent
a graft. But It Is. after all, a minor graft
on the nntlonnl treasury, In which a ma
jority of the member of congress I In
terested. The largest graft is that which
figures annuAlly In the postal bill for the
carrying of the mHlls, In which the trans
portation companies are getting from 10.
no.000 to $1S.OOO,000 a year more than they
are equitably entitled to, and which Is re
sponsible for the annual deficit In th
Postal department's budget.
FLASHES OF FIX.
"I see Grover Cleveland hn been blaming
the doctors for using big words."
"I always thought that man was a mo
nopolist at heart." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Aren't you ashamed to beg?"
"Sometimes, mum. When I find how
tlngy people are I fairly blushes for them."
Wife John, you've been drinking. Oh, I
Husband Well, don't do It. m'dear. Iet'h
keep it a family shecret. Philadelphia
Wilson Foster is a very tactful man.
Qllson He has to be. He has been work
ins In a deDartment store for fourteen
j years, selling women's shoes. Somervllle
I "Johnny's in love with his teacher. Isn't
I "Well, he wa, but he' feeling somewhst
squelched now. He wrote her a love letter
and she gave It back to him with all the
mistakes in spelling corrected In red Ink."
The husband of Mrs. Vlck-Senn had re
belled. "You may lead me, Verena," he aald.
"hut I want you to understand that you
can't drive me!"
"No!" shrilly answered Mrs. Vlck-Senn;
"you can't be driven! That's clesr! Your
head Is too soft and your feet are too big'."
W HEX MOTHER STRIKES.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
All Is In a flutter:
Parlor Isn't swept:
Live on bread and butter
How the house Is kept!
Breiikfast: One stale wafll
That no one can like
Thl la simply awful;
Mother's on a strike!
Baby's In the cradle
Yelling like a fiend:
Pot and pan and ladle
All wait to be cleaned;
Milk Is in the bottle
Wslting till It sours
Mother's quit the throttle.
Struck for shorter hours.
Everything is dusty;
All the fires are out;
Knives snd forks sre rustyl
Trssh is all about;
Children all need dressing
Where's the brush and combl
Isn't this dlstreselng?
No one runs tha home
Mother won't reply
Says there' no Incentive;
fihe won't sweep and fry.
Wash and dres and hustle
This was her remark
From the dawn till dark.
Frown on arbitration:
What are we to eat?
See our consternation!
Mother's smile Is sweet;
She Is bland and pleasant;
She Is full of pluck.
Home Is fierce at present
Mother's gone and struck I
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