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C. C. Rosewater. secretary of The Bee
Publishing company, being duly sworn,
ays that the actual number of full and
mplete copies of The Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of January, 106, was a follows:
1 SUJlftO 17 81,800
. 31,970 It 81,7TO(
I ai.rno i st,4BO
4 81.TTO 83.MOI
S 81.H.-W a 80.11MI
83,000 3 81.400
7 S0.1BO it 31.6UO
1 81.T30 M 81,470
81.600 X ai,670
10 n ai,4io
n ai.:io 27 8a.!o
IS 81.02O 2s 8O.OS.0
11 83,440 29 SIISO
14 irf,03O 30 81.80O
16 81,870 31 31,550
15 31.770
Total.'. lHKI,4HO
Less unsold; copies ll.oax
Net total sales 3.4A3
Dally average. 33,014
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before me this Slat day of January, 1906.
(Seal) M. B. H UNGATE.
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cbaaged as oftea requested.
It looks as It Hon. Ed F. Smith
had gotten cold feet before Colonel Jim
PAhlman could even discard.
Before scoring American insurance
companies too hard the London Times
should recall the Hooley episode.
Japanese "Jingoes" are apparently
like those of all other nations talk Uie
loudest when there is no danger In
Nearly every day adds to the list of
building Improvements on Omaha's
calendar for 1906. But there Is still
room or a lot mora.
Wanted A candidate for the demo
cratic nomination 'Tor1 "mayor who can
ride for it fall,-no matter how hard the
lti-oTH'howrnay buck. ' ' 1
Attorney General Iladley of Missouri
wants it distinctly understood that he
can play at the game of hide and seek
us long us Mr. Rockefeller.
The municipal reform motto equal
rights for all and an open race course
for every ruaa willing to serve the city
In the council for $1,600 a year and
Intercollegiate" debates are now on the
Inmrds. They should be equally as stim
ulating as the intercollegiate foot ball
contests, although not so profitable In
gate receipts.
. Vith the British labor party planulug
to supplant the liberals former Premier
Bnlfour may yet return to power for
even Great Britain is hardly ripe for
social revolution.;
If the relative number of cuudfihitos
tiling- for places on the republican and
democratic primary tickets Is any index
to election prospects, the betting board
will be a rather one-sided arrangement.
If the Hepburn bill is as unconstitu
tional in as many different ways as
some lawyers allege the supreme court
will not hesitate to declare it void but
good lawyers have deceived themselves
John, ,' Mitchell ' shows considerable
sagacity by uot stopping at Pittsburg
on his way east. The man who would
lead a labor union must let the men be
hind the wages settle their own fights
in theif own way.'
Now. that British, military men are
willing, to admit Grant and Lee to the
society of great military leaders Amer
ica may yet concede that AVelliugton
won tho battle of Waterloo without the
aid pr consent of Grouchy.
What has become of the ordinance
that proposes to guarantee 3-cent fares
to all men who stand on the back plat
form and front vestibule of the street
! and all women who hold on to
the shoulder straps while the car Is in
A Burlington employe is quoted iu a
public interview as saying that "a man
who works for this road these days
must deliver the goods." If this Is the
ease, the public need not be surprised to
ilud a complete reorganization of the
Hurliugton legislative lobby by the time
the next Nebraska legislature meets.
Members of the Women's Christian
Teroierance union who objected to the
presentation of a punch bowl as a wed
ding gift of the Ohio delegation In con
gress take just as much exception to
a loving cup, proposed as a substitute.
These women seem to be strangely fa
miliar with the customary contents of
a IoVUg cup. - j., i
'Abraham Lincoln was born February
12, 1SW!, so that this is the ninety-seventh
anniversary of his birthday. In
gome of the states the day will be ob
served as a legal holiday, while at many
banquet tables the memory of IJncoln
next to Washington, the most Impos
ing and the most revered character In
American history will be duly honored.
Eloquent tongues will tell the story of
that great man's life and the hearts of
millions who contemplate the lofty
character of Lincoln will swell with
patriotic and reverential emotion. Ap
preciation of the great qualities of this
illustrious man, admiration of his char
acter and gratitude for the mighty work
he accomplished, grow with the passing
years. Great Interest has leen devel
oped within a few years In the study
of the character of Abraham Lincoln,
In uie Investigation of those elements
that were so mixed In him as to give
him a distinct Individuality more
marked and unique than, that of any
other man who was ever prominent or
distinguished in American public life.
As was said by a distinguished con
temporary of Lincoln, there cannot be
any exaggerated estimate of him. The
more - his character hi. studied ,-tha
stronger becomes his claim to be classed
among the .most Illustrious statesmen
and patriots the world has produced. Of
his patriotism the world needs no new
evidence. Ills love "for and devotion
to free institutions was profound, in
tense, boundless. He had also an un
failing faith In the survival of those
institutions and in the grand destiny
of the republic. His patriotic example
Is a legacy to his countrymen which
cannot be too often presented to their
attention. It has been said that the
world will never know , the sum total
of betterment that came to it through
Lincoln's incarnation of some of the
highest Ideals of life. A niaiiy-slded
man, on no side was he other than an
entirely good man. He had a gentle
nature. All his Instincts were humane
and kindly. He was easily moved by
an appeal from the humble and helpless,
yet he could be as firm as adamant and
Immovable its the rock-ribbed hills when
firmness was demanded. He could and
often did temper justice with mercy,
hut never with any sacrifice or sur
render of right His patience seemed
Inexhaustible and even when conditions
appeared gravest and the nicniliors of
his administration were almost In de
spair he could manifest n cheerfulness
that was surprising.
So long as the republic stands, or so
long as free institutions are cherished,
the memory of Abraham Lincoln, eman
cipator of a race and savior of the
union, will not fade from the minds of
men or cease to command their affec
tion and reverence.
It Is the agricultural Interests of the
United States which Will suffer most
from, the new German tariff. The in
creased duties were for the most part
imposed with a view to the protection
of German agricultural products. They
were demanded by the agrarians. These
duties will consequently bear most heav
ily upon some of the principal articles
we export to Germany. It is pointed
out that the difference between the
general rates and the conventional
rates, the latter being for countries
which have effected some reciprocity ar
rangements with the German govern
ment, is very great, in many cases as
much as 100 per cent. This Is so as
to wheat, flour, com, lard and some
other articles. At present fresh apples
are admitted free into Germany, but
after March 1 the duty on them will
be $2.38 per 100 kilograms, equal to
220.4 pounds.
The New York Times remarks that
any one can see that here Is a matter
not to be neglected. "The consequence
of neglecting it will be to make Ger-
I uiauy increasingly Independent of our
products. She will look to Argentine
for her foodstuffs, a little country of
S.OOO.wmj people already having a for
eign trade of $iol.000,0O0, which Is rap
idly increasing. She will look to her
European ueighliors for a larger propor
tion of her supplies, and Europe, enjoy
ing the benefit of the lower duties,
would have a decisive advantage over
us." This exactly states the situation
If no arrangement is effected between
this country and Germany, by which
American products can obtain the "con
ventional" rates that wll be enjoyed
by the countries that have made reci
procity treaties with Germany, our
agricultural interests will experience a
loss ao far as the German market is
concerned, and what is thus lost may
never be regained. It is possible that
this Is not as well understood at Wash
ington as it should be.
This is what China will do, according
to the statement of her minister at Ber
lin. He Is reivorted as saying that China
will no longer tolerate foreign aggres
sions and . will not allow the Chinese
abroad to be treated as an Inferior race.
China being now in a posit iou to place
In the field a modern army of 200,000
men, which is being steadily increased,
the minister said she will now at least
try to stand up for her rights. The
Indications certainly appear to warrant
such a statement. Recent events quite
plainly show that China Is as rapidly
as possible preparing to assert herself,
to say to the rest of the world that she
has confidence in her capacity for self
protection and that she intends to exer
cise it. .
The Chinese minister at Washington
has been quoted as declaring that there
Is nothing to 1m? feared from the present
agitation lit his country against foreign
era. He certainly should be well In
formed regarding conditions, yet reports
from China are of a nature to create
distrust and apprehension. It Is per
haps true, as the minister said, that
the agitation U being carried on almost
wholly by the young men, largely the
student class, but there la not lacking
evidence that these are able to exert
a very considerable Influence. They
compelled one very prominent official to
remove an American from a public po-.
sitlon In which he had rendered valua
ble service. It is not wise to attempt
to depreciate the anti-foreign movement
In China. It has a very serious aspect
and we are Inclined to think that the
Chinese minister at Berlin has a better
understanding of the Inciting motive
than the minister at Washington has,
or else the former Is the more candid.
roz.rcECo.Hafssojr is politics.
The prime object of the creation of a
Board of Fire and Police Commissioner
for Uie city of Omaha was to divorce
the police and fire departments from
politics, and minimize the Influence of
the saloon in the selection of city coun
cil men. Before entering upon their
duties each member of the fire and io
lice commission is required to take and
subscribe an oath to "faithfully, Im
partially, honestly and to the best of his
ability to discharge hla duties as a mem
ber of said board, and that in making
appointments or considering promotions
or removals Jie will not bo guided or
actuated by political motives or Influ
ence, bnt will consider only the interest
of the city and the success and effec
tiveness of the police and fire depart
meuts." It Is further provided by the
charter that no member or officer of the
police or Are departments shall be dis
charged for political reasons nor shall
a person 1e employed or taken Into
either of the city departments for politi
cal reasons.
Manifestly no member of the police
commission can use his position for the
promotion of political ends without vio
lating the plain letter of the law and his
oath of office. This principle applies
not merely to the discipline, appoint
ment or removal of members of the
police and fire departments, but also to
the exercise of the powers vested In
the police commission in their capacity
as an excise Ixutrd and the supervision
of the liquor traffic.
When Governor Mickey turned down
tho appeal of citizens of Omaha, who
recently sought to Invoke his Influence
for a better enforcement of law and
order in tills city, he gave them to un
derstand that he did not deem it to be
his function to exercise powers devolv
ing u)ou the mayor, but that he would
hold the police commission responsible
for carrying out the letter and spirit
of the law relating to the government
of the police and would remove any
member of the police commission who
would misuse his authority by bringing
the police Into politics. Governor
Mickey should now be taken at his
It Is an open secret that William J.
Broatch would have never ventured to
become a candidate for mayor if he
did not occupy a position on the police
commission which affords him an op
portunity to dragoon the police and fire
departments into politics and club the
liquor dealers Into line by the menace
of police interference. It is also an
oieu secret that Commissioners Broatch
and Sprat Ion are making a regular
round-up of the saloons on behalf of Uie
candidacy of Broatch, supplemented by
pernicious activity of the police force
and especially the plain-clothes-men.
This attempt to terrorize the brewers
and liquor dealers, and corral thugs,
toughs and habitual law-breakers
of the Third ward into the Broatch fol
lowing is a most scandalous disregard
of the spirit and letter of the law. But
William J. Broatch, like necessity,
knows no law, and will resort to any
means to gain his end. Even if Mr.
Broatch were not disposed to swing the
police club or the license blacksnake to
force policemen, firemen and saloon
keepers into line, it would not be possi
ble for him to carry on a compalgu for
his own election as mayor without mak
ing the police commission a factor iu
politics. Under these circumstances, It
Is the plain duty of Governor Mickey
to politely Invite Mr. Broatch to resign.
The bunco game of machine and auti
machine will soon cease to attract suck
ers. The anti-machine has become the
machine and the machine only exists
as a political bogle. With Machine
Smasher Broatch swinging the police
club, and Tom Dennlson, Walter Molse
and the Midway plugging for' Broatch,
while Era st us Benson is backed and
buttressed by Vic Walker and other
noted municipal reformers, the situa
tion is almost as well mixed as Sunday
drug store drinks.
The threat U again made that certain
Insurance companies will withdraw
from Nebraska business if the reciprocal
tax law Just upheld by the supreme
court Is enforced. On the other hand,
we are told that the tax will simply le
shifted on to Nebraska policy holders.
This solicitude of the insurance man
agers for the welfare of their patrons
is really distressing.
MemlHrs of the lower house of con
gress are elected for two-year terms
by direct vote of the people while mem
bers of the senate get their commis
sions for six years for the most part
by manipulations of state legislatures.
The distinction will be again strikingly
emphasized in the difference between
the two hotises iu restonding to the pop
ular demand for railroad rate regula
tion. It Is announced in due form that an
extra matinee will be given by the
Fontauelle braves to W. J. Broatch be
fore March 4, the last day of filing, with
an enthusiastic invitation to redeem his
pledge to support all the candidates en
dorsed by the club.
The contemptuous rouncilmeu who
.have been vindicated by the state su
preme eourt now propo to appeal to
the supreme court as a last resort, the
high court of public opinion, for a final
vindication In the form of a certificate
of re-election.
Patristic Trlbste.
New York Tribune.
Benjamin Franklin Is once more on his
way to France this time In bronze that ap
propriately typifies America's lasting appre
ciation of services rendered by France In
the cause of freedom.
Wonder of the Xew teatury.
Pittsburg Despatch.
ScotttRh crofters, led by pipers skirling
Highland battle tunes, have captured an
island In the Hebrides and are defying the
British government to dispossess them. This
Is probably the first instance of conquest by
noise since the fall of Jericho.
What Io They Waatf
Philadelphia Press.
The democrats are talking of reading
Senator Patterson of Colorado out of the
party because lie said President Roosevelt
should be sustained when he Is right. What
is the matter? Do they only want to sup
port the president when he Is wrong?
l.oarln Precedes a. Sqaeese.
Chicago Record-Herald.
The supply of coal, we are told. Is the
greatest on record: therefore a strike must
fall and the miners are too wise to court
failure. The logic Is good, but the consumer
would be more Inclined to trust It if he saw
that operators and dealers relied on It suN
ficlently not to raise the price of coal in ad
vance of any strike.
Two Conclusions front One Premise.
Chicago Chronicle.
If it be true, as the president says, that
the dismissal of twenty midshipmen from
the naval academy will endanger the future
efficiency of the navy the law ought, of
course, to be amended as he suggests, but
most people will think that the loss of
twenty midshipmen who will not obey the
orders of their superior officers would
strengthen the navy Instead of weakening
Union of Two Titles.
Philadelphia Press.
The Ureator Pittsburg bill has been
signed by the governor In a shape that Is
probably constitution proof and will make
Pittsburg and Allegheny one of the half
dozen largest cities In the United States.
Allegheny cannot defeat the union by Its
separate vote, but If Its people have any
sense of hardship in this they failed to
make it known. Allegheny politicians are
reduced In relative importance by the mer
ger, and that is why some of them so stead
fastly fought It. The union of the two
cities Is natural and logical. There are two
other cities In the union larger than Phila
delphia, but no other state than Pennsyl
vania has so large a second city as Greater
Pittsburg will be.
Kdlflees Xonprodnetlre Six Days Out
of Seven.
Cleveland Moffett in Success.
Imagine 100.000 department stores doing
active business only one day Iu seven and
remaining closed for the other six days or,
at best, doing a languid business on one or
two odd afternoons! Imagine 100,000 theaters
giving performances two or three evenings
a week and then remaining closed and
silent for four or Ave evenings! Imagine
100,000 factories working ten hours a day for
a single day in seven and perhaps working
five hours a day for two other days, and
then letting their . fine engines and ma
chinery He Idle all the rest of the time! We
should call It stupid, and extravagant folly,
we . Bhould expect such foolish factories,
theaters and department stores to lose both
In money and In gt-neral esteem and. If
such conditions perflated, we should con
clude either that the directors of these ac
tivities were hopelessly Incompetent, or that
thcr was a very small demand for what
they were trying to furnish.
Of course we have grown up In the Idea
that it Is the right and natural state of
churches to be closed and silent most of the
time, just why no one can say, but, being
creatures of habit, we accept things as we
find them. We expect our houses to be
used every day, our barns to be used every
day, our shops, libraries, hospitals, office
buildings, nil the structures on our soil we
expect to be used every day, save only the
churches which are the most costly and the
most beautiful. These we expect to be used
occasionally, less than half the time, prob
ably not one-third of the time, yet the
churches represent a huge material invest
ment based on Infinite labor and saving, a
value far greater than all the gold coin in
the United. States, a value, counting land
and buildings, that certainly exceeds $2.0u0,
000,000! On which the money Interest at S
per cent would be $250,000 a day! And the
spiritual daily equivalent well that Is be
yond our reckoning, but it should be very
great and precious to offset so huge a sum.
And most of the days it is wasted!
Gettysburg Hassle Mttle Thooatbt of
t Time of Delivery.
St. Liouls Globe-Democrat.
Alexander H. Stephens said the finest ut
terances ever made by presidents were Jef
ferson's first inaugural address and Lin
coln' a second. Neither, however, was ap
preciated at the time. The expression, ''Wo
are all republicans, we are all federalists,"
was laughed at In the beginning by most
of Jefferson's contemporaries, republicans
and federalists, republicans being Jeffer
son's name for the democrats of a later
time. Ills statement of the cardinal prin
ciples of the republican party did not Im
press his contemporaries In anything like
the degree that it did his party of half a
century or a century later. In like manner
it took a year or two for the country to
grasp the majesty of Lincoln's inaugural
address of IStiu, delivered a little over a
month before Appomattox.
The absence of immediate appreciation
was even more strikingly shown in the
case of Lincoln's address at Gettysburg a
few months before his second inauguration,
but just after hla second election. The
speaker of the day was Edward Everett.
He was pre-eminently the silver-tongued
orator of a ptrlod which produced more
great orators Prentiss of Mississippi, Pres
ton of South Carolina, Corwln of Ohio,
Phillips of Massachusetts and many others
than any other period of United States
history. It was the Augustan age of Amer
ican eloquence. Everett delivered an ora
tion at the dedication of the Gettysburg
national cemetery which was described by
the newspapers of the day aa being "emi
nently worthy of the occasion and of the
But nobody at the time seemed to think
that there was anything in Lincoln's words
which was worth printing or remembering.
Hon. Clark E. t'arf, In an address just de
livered before the Illinois Historical so
ciety, who was present at the Gettysburg
exercises, said that Seward, Everett, Lin
coln's friend Ward H. Lamon, who after
ward wrote a biography of him, aqd th.
rest of the prominent persons who heurd
Lincoln's talk, expressed disappointment at
It. All said It did not do justice to the
theme or to Its author. It took several
years for the country to grasp Its grace of
language and the nobility of its sentiments.
Seldom has the appraisement of the mo
ment been ao conspicuously and so sweep
lngly reversed aa It has been In this In
stance. While Everett's two hours' oration
has been forgotten by everybody except
the student of history, Lincoln's two min
utes' talk will live while the English lan
guage lasts
Ripples on the Cnrrent of I. lie In the
A stock-watering job rivaling the best
efforts of Wall street was pulled off within
ten days by Belmont. Ryan and other
magnates of the traction Interests of
Greater New Tork. The surface, elevated
and underground street railways were con
solidated and capitalised at S.OOO.000.
Prior to the) consolidation the companies
In the met ger were capitalized at IllT.ono,.
wo. Thus by grouping the various trans
portation systems In a holding company.
"In the interest of economy" the promoters
Inflated the value of the property tloS.OOO,
00S, most of which fattens the already fat
purses of Belmont. Ryan & Co. As against
the average capitalization of the steam
railways of the United Slates of ITO.OnO a
mile, the merger of New Tork City's
transportation capitalize It at tl.oon.ono a
mile. And yet the merged companies did
not pay for the construction of the subway
and cars and power house are not compar
able in cost with the equipment of a steam
The announcement Is made on expert au
thority that the new $2,000,000 criminal
court building on Center street Is crum
bling and Is welt on Us way to ruin.
It Is further declared that parts of It
are kept In place only by being buttressed
here and there by strong beams of oak.
It was built en fllled-in ground, which
was formerly occupied by the collect pond,
and the foundations are sinking and the
condition of the structure dally becoming
worse and worse. The sinking of the
foundation has put the walls out of plumb.
The floorings have cracked. Interior arches
are Incapable of the work for which thoy
were Intended and one sees on every floor
fissures in the blocks forming the gal
lerfes. It la a matter of a little time, it is con
ceded by those having to do with the
building, by the mechanics and others who
are constantly tinkering and patching, un
til the stairway and galleries will have
to be torn down and rebuilt, if 'there is
not such a sinking of the foundations as
will necessitate the demolition of the en
tire structure to prevent Its collapse.
"Old Charlie" Miller, the richest waiter
In tho country, who has served patrons
at the Astor houSe for thirty years, retired
to live from his Income which he will de
rive from 1110.000, most of It saved from
tips and Judiciously Jnvested. Miller was
one of those men, rare in his class, who
held close to his money. There are dozens
of waiters in the WHldorf, Holland, etc..
who make $:X) a month, but only a few of
them have the knack of saving their
money. Miller worked for 130 a month. He
has been putting in ten hours a day ever
since 1S76. With his tips lie has bought
the Brooklyn fiats and Is sending a
nephew- to college. There are two other
rich waiters In the Astor house rotunda
Henry Brlggs, at the oyster counter, and
Mowen, Ht the roast beef counter. Briggs
is said to be worth JHO.000.
The usual! group of politicians and trans
ient guests, swelled by a sudden rush of
letwecn-the-act "thirsts" from the thea
ters, were ranged along the bar of the Fifth
Avenue hotel. Before them stood a long
row of "balls" high and low.
A short man In a fur-lined coat wandered
up to the brass rail. Ho crowded close to
the man on his left aa if to make room
for another on his right.
Suddenly in the vacant place reared a
massive Great Dane dog, towering a full
foot above hla master's head. The dog
rested his front feet against the rail and
looked nonchalantly up and down the bar.
"A little rye for mine," said the man.
"Wough!" said the Great Dane.
"Shake hands with the barkeep, Dun,"
suggested the man. "Maybe he can spare
you a drop."
A black paw was promptly stretched half
way across the bar. It was grasped In all
cordiality from the other side. r
"We we don't serve dogs in glasses!"
exclaimed the astonished bartender.
"Never mind; Dan isn't proud. He'll take
a drop or so right off the mahogany," re
plied the man In fur. Then to the dog,
Lookln' at you!"
A red tongue licked up the stray drops.
"Ah-h!" said the man, "That helped."
"Wough! Wough!" the dog assented.
The crowd: "Well, wouldn't that freeze
The County Medical society is doing ex
cellent work In hounding down the assorted
charlatans who are carrying on the trades
of murder and theft in the name of the
medical profession. Following the ex
posure of the "Force of Lifers," who
claimed to raise the dead, tho attention of
the public has been called to the absurd
ity of the claims of a man that "mugic
boots" which he has been selling for from
K00 to $1,501) a pair, would cure various dis
eases. It is astonishing that so many per
sons (Home of tiem prominent) have given
up large sums of money for a thing that
had "humbug" written all over It.
There Is gloom in Bellevue hospital, for
little Smoke, the water spaniel that has
done duty at the gate for the lust four
years, was crushed under the wheels of an
ambulance while saving a child from being
run over, and was so badly Injured that
the doctors had to chloroform Jilm to end
Ills sufferings.
An ambulance driven by Jack Russell
came speeding through Twenty-sixth street
with a dying patient. Smoke heard the
clanging of the bell when the ambulance
was as far awuy as Socond avenue, and, as
has been his custom since -tie became the
unofficial gutekcepert he darted out of the
gate house to meet the ambulance and
warn Frank Nugent, the gatekeeper, to
swing open 'tho gales. Russell was lashing
the horse, which wus galloping at top
speed, while Dr. Hunt hung onto the rear
seat as the ambulance swayed to and fro.
Just as the ambulance crossed First ave
nue a little girl came out through the gate
and walked light into the center of the
street. Russell saw the child and pulled
with might and main on the lines to check
the horse, but it was going at such a rate
that it was impossible fur him to draw up.
When the unibulunce was within fifteen
feet of the child Smoke darted into the
street and made a lunge for the girl. The
little one fell to the pavement and rolled
out of the wuy of the speeding ambulance,
but before Smoke could escape the wheels
passed over him, breaking his back.
Possible Woe far Scalpers.
Chicago Chronicle.
All of the achievements of science are
not In the Interest of public morality. The
lutst invention is a prepared writing
paper, which looks like any other writing
paper, but from which all writing made
on It will vanish within a day or two and
leave no trace behind. This will make the
drawing of wills and the making of notes
a little more dangerous than formerly, but
possibly the Invention may be applied to
railroad tickets In a way that will destroy
the business of the scalper.
A State of Preparedness.
Philadelphia Record.
The heavy export movement of grain Is
partly accounted for by the efforts of the
German buyers to anticipate the shut-down
that will follow the enforcement of the new
tariff regulations In March. They are piling
up wheat and corn In their warehouses as
the coJ companies are piling up eoal
against the declaration of the threatened
strike Acrll 1.
For Lung
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral certainly
cures hard coughs, hard colds, bron
chitis, consumption. And it certainly
strengthens weak throats and weak
lungs. Ask your own doctor. If he
says it's good, take it. If he has any
thing better, take that.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
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AISR'S SAftSAPARIUA-rer the Moos. ATIR'8 A0U1 CUSS-Pet malaria Aid t(M.
IJncoln Journal: If there Is to be a
choice between Millard and Rosewater for
the ecnatnfshlp by all means let it be
Rosewater. '
O'Neill Frontier: In selecting a successor
to Senator Millard it would be well for
the party to pick the man who Is equipped
with a large fund of Information rather
than dollars, who lias legislative fighting
qualities and who has an Interest In the
state in general. One who will simply vote
right Is not what is wanted.
York Times: The people of Nebraska
are not looking for candidates for office
who are "antl." They want men who are
for things and not against. The man who
Is for every Interest in the state, for the
republican party, for the square deal, for
honest politics and honorable methods, will
have the support of the republican party
In the future as In the past.
Norfolk Press: Senator Millard Is entirely
too conservative about taking a stand on
proposed legislation, and commits himself
on a rate law only to such a measure aa
the senate decides to finally put forth. The
general public is fairly well satisfied witli
the Hepburn rate bill, which will undoubt
edly pass the house by a praotlcally unan
imous vote this week, and what the public
wants to know Is whether Millard will help
to put this measure through the senate.
That Is the only way to avoid a controversy
between the two houses which might de
feat rate legislation altogether.
Fremont Tribune: Mr. Millard's private
secretary has written out an Interview
with the senator and forwarded it to a
number of Nebraska newspapers. In this
Interview he announces that he Is a great
favorite of the president and that he (tho
senator) will probably stand with the pres
ident for some kind of railroad regulation,
a kind that will not be hostile to the rail
roads, but a help ti them, if they do right,
and a help to the people. This interview
is an Interesting contribution to contempo
raneous political literature, for Senator Mil
lard has a vote tin this session of congress.
Gibbon Reporter: In the Sunday Issue of
The Omaha Bee It is stated that only two
of the members of the state legislature
hav returned the posses sent them by the
railroads for the year 1iXi6. While this may
be and doubtless Is true, it Is also true that
there are some members of the last legis
lature for whom the railroads have so little
use that they do not send them free trans
portation and therefore they have none to
be returned: among the latter number Is
Hon. James H. Davis of Buffalo county,
who was a member of the committee In
troducing the commodity rate bill iu the
last legislature.
Central City Nonpariel: A few papers
over the state think that Norrls Brown
Is entitled to no special praise or reward,
because, as they put it, he has "only done
his duty." When you stop to look at that
side of It, what has Theodore Roosevelt
done but his duty?" And Folk and La Fol
lette and Dlneen and Hadley and all the
rest of the men who are distinguished for
their fearlessness, what have they done
but their plain "duty?" The fact of the
mutter Is the men who are willing to do
their "duty," and their full "duty," are
tolerably scarce nowadays and that's why
the people are so anxious to put them In
places of trust and responsibility. It's be
cause Norrls Bromn has done his "duty"
that Nebraska wants to send him to the
United States senate.
Osceola Record: The news that Senator
Millard "is growing In popular favor" is
certainly very refreshing. Uncle Tim.
When did he commence this "growth?"
He has been in the senate for nearly six
years and is Just commencing to "grow In
popular favor." Well, at the present rate.
he'll never get his growth for he will hardly
he kept in office long enough to accommo
date so slow a process. Senator Millard
la a pretty fair financier and a good busi
ness man, but his election was a political
accident, much more so than bis retirement
will be. He is the only one of the Ne
braska delegation who is an unknown
quantity on the reforms urged by the presi
dent Senator Millard haa for many years
affiliated in a business way with the heads
of corporations, and he Is now affiliating
in a political way with the same kind of
people. This is the class of people with
whom Millard is growing In favor. His
growth in favor with the people is not so
rapid as to produce a stampede no, not yet.
Antalanaaated Order of Toadies.
Newman Grove Reporter.
The Nebraska chapter of the Ancient
and Amalgamated Order of American
Toadies, pursuant to a call from the
Omaha Daily News, Is going to send a
message of congratulation to Miss Alice
Roosevelt upon her marriage to Congress
man Longwnrth, signed by ali who are
willing to contribute the modest sum of
five cents, postage stamps accepted. Just
what Miss Roosevelt wants this list of
names for has not been fully explained.
As she would hardly care to treasure them
In an autograph album there seems to lie
no other destination than the waste basket
to which they will undoubtedly lie con
signed. The Reporter heartily wishes Miss
Roosevelt long life and abundant happiness
but even Hs license does not allow It to
butt in with a telegram to that effect.
Coal. Wood. Cokes Kindling.
W. .all th beat Ohio, end Colorado Coala -eloan, hot, lasting:
Also tho Illinois, Hanna, Shorldan, Walnut Block, Staam Coal, Etc.
For gonoral purposas, us. Chorokoo Lump, 98.50; Nut, $5.00 par ton
Missouri Lump, $4.75; Lar. Nut, f 4.50-makca a hot, quick fir,
ur hard eoal l tho 8CRANT0N, tho boat Pennsylvania anthraelta
Wo alao soil Spadra, th hardoat and olanst Arkanaaa hard eoal
All our eoal hand aoroonod and vlghd ovor any elty aoala d.slrad
Canal Knockers and the Secretary of
New York Globe.
It is evident that Secretary Taft is a
vers wicked man. He "all but cursed me,"
testifies the Panama canal's cx-chlef en
gineer, John F. Wallace. Horrors! But
this is not all! Mr. Tracy Robinson of
Colon, Republic of Panama, guide to Poult
new Bigelow, and, but for the smallness
of the perquisites, Alcade of Cristobal, is
suro that the secretary of war "is a rein
carnation of some turbaned, robed and
sworded despot of some orient, who goes
about tho world to rob men of their Just
and honorable fame." A trafficker in "cold,
stony, cruel. Indefinite delay and neglect."
To have our military destinies In the
hands of such a profane reincarnation as
"Bill Taft" proves to be will send an Icy
shiver down the backs of all good citizens.
The case only shows how mistaken one's
Idenls may be. We venture to Relieve that
before Mr. Robinson's exposure there
wasn't a person In this country with even
a suspicion that "Bill" was a turbaned
despot In disguise. "Typically American"
was the phrase used to describe him. "Good
natured, honester than the average, and u
blooniln' hustler" was the verdict of the
country store critics.
Poor old Taft! Your reputation must be
laid away, a sacrifice to duty. As for th
firm of Wallace. Bigriow and Robinson,
they recall Quirk, Gammon and Snap.
An Ohio legislator hus Introduced a bill
to tax a bachelor enough to support one
spinster. The man who remains single for
the sake of economy will have to look
about for a better excuse.
Miss Caroline Murclal of Seville, Spain,
who is one of the best known women In
that country, is in America In the Interest
of the International Institute league.
. Alfred Jlarmsworth, the noted newspaper
owner, wno was recently creaiea a peer,
has adopted two rolls of paper as his arms.
A London paper, commenting on the choice,
says "the selection of them betrays a cyni
cal humor."
Mark Twain's Idea of the project of secur
ing Abraham Lincoln's birthplace as a na
tional park Is that "in the present political,
moial and social atmosphere of the Amer
ican people thero is nothing in that Hue
that can compare with this little model,
farm that raised a Man."
A bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin
has Just been completed in New York at a
cost of $10,000, and will be presented to the
munclpallty of Paris by John H&rjes of
Now York.
The gaekwar of Baroda, the Indian poten
tate who has been entertaining the prince
and princess of Wales, can boast of possess
ing the most wonderful necklace in the
world. It Is a collar composed of five rows
of 100 diamonds each, the whole set between
rows of emeralds. Some of the stones are
as large as walnuts and all of them are
of the greatest purity.
"So' you won't abide by the decision of the
"I wouldn't say that." replied the senator,
thoughtfully. "If the caucus will permit
me to formulate Its decision, I'll abide all
right." Philadelphia Ledger.
Knlcker Is Newrlch happy?
Bocker No; by the time fortuiiaVs cup
canio to him his wife wouldn't let him
drink out of the saucer. Brooklyn Life.
"Do yon think that the railways will
yield anything.?"
"Yen." answered Senator Sorghum. "I am
confident that whatever happens they will
continue to yield a profit. Washington
"A man who is as big a fool as you are
should never have married."
"But, of course. If I hadn't been as big a
fool as I whs I wouldn't have married. It
works both ways, my dear." Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
Tess Oh, yes, the very mention of organ
ized labor makes MIhs Passu v wince.
Jen The idea! Why should it?
Tess She hates to think of all the unions
being formed throushout the country anil
none for her. Philadelphia Press.
Dr. Pills Why are you always ao careful
to inquire whut your patients eat? Does It
SHNiHt you in diagnosis?
Dr. Squills Yes. I can form some Idea
from their dinners what to charge in.
Cleveland Leader, v
When the young man who has just begun
making his way in the world goes around
arkinv his friends how to take tiie measure
of a finger lor a ring the isrd engraver is
generally justified In thinking that he Is
going to gel a Job. Somervllle Journal.
Juiiies Whltcomb Riley In Collier's.
O simple as the rhymes that tell ;
The Nitnplept talex of youth.
Or Mlinpie as a miracle
Beside the Hitliplent truth
So simple seems the view we share
Witli our Immortal, yheer
From Glory looking down Io where
They were as children here.
Or thus we know, nor drtul.t it not,
The hoy he must have been
Whose budding heart bloomed with ths
All men are kith and kin
Wit h luveillght in Ills ees ami shade
Of prescient tear Becauae
Ohlv of sin h a buy were made
The loving man lie was.