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THE OMAHA DAILY BEEi TUESDAY, 'FEBRUARY 20, 1906.
The Omaha Daily Dee.
; E. ROBE WATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraaka, Douglas County, sa.:
C. C. Rosewater. eecretary of The Be
Publishing company, being duly sworn,
says that the actual number of full and
complete coplea of The Dally. Morning.
Evening and Sundar Bee printed during the
month of January, 1908, was as ioiiows;
10. . ....,,. 32,OdO
14 81,4) TO
Legs unaold coplea
Net total sales 1)1)2,4 1
Dally average 8a,014
C. C. ROSEWATER.
Subscribed In my presence and aworn
to before me tbla 31st day of January, 1906.
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MHKS OVT OF TOWX.
' iabacrlbera ImtIii the elty tern
Borarlly . shenld hare The Be
snallea to them. Address will be
haaged aa often mm requested.
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Now that the wedding Is over It may
not be out of plnce to watch the vibra
tions of the "big stick.'1
The bridge over which Mayor Moores
hag crossed into the Broutch camp was
Tom Dennlson and Walter Molse.
Heavy snows are reported at the head
waters of the Missouri river, but an
"open" winter is rarely followed by a
Strangers with mistaken ideas should
be given to understand once for all that
there Is no room for dynamiters in the
A long as .the mlxxtonnrtps are not
worrying it will be difficult
niuco excitement in America over a
probable Chinese uprising.
John D, Rockefeller Is not in Naples.
If reports come from .enough different
places the missing oil magnate may be
located by the process of elimination.
There are now sot many Insurgents
on the councilmanic firing line that club
endorsements will practically count for
Uttlt In this devll-take-the-hlndmost
King Alfonso and lrlncess Ena may
nave more pomp and ceremony but
they will have no more good wishes
than accompanied the White House
Kansas City Is Jubilating over the
prospects of a new railway passenger
Station which has been its longest-felt
want but, like many mining claims, It
Is only a prospect.
A few more changes In the senate
committee on elections may secure a
majority which will be ready to report
the Bmoot case by the time a Utah legis
lature la ready to elect his. successor.
The Algedras conference has reached
a state where the Sultan of Morocco
feels warranted in firing upon French
filibusters. The kaiser has evidently
scored ft point not recorded in the dis
Since Chicago has won the drainage
caual suit It devolves upon St Louis
to prove that It was mistaken In assert
ing that Its drinking water was laden
with deadly microbes as a result of the
Former President Cleveland gave
John A. McCall his start in the in
surance business and McCall and bis
friends gave Mr. Cleveland an opportu
ulty to draw wsges from the same con
cerns. Turn about Is fair play.
King Edward is said to have made a
"colorless" speech at the opening of the
British parliament, but the Irish mem
bers will probably see that the session
does not end without spreading enough
green to satisfy the most exacting.
Having proven that the governor of
Iudlana had no right to remove him, the
secretary of state has resigned under
charges. He will hardly ask to be "vin
dicated" as Indiana Is not closa enough
to Kansas for such a policy to succeed.
. .Laudatory orators at Commercial club
banquets who art wont to declare that
the Interests of the railroads and of
Omaha are always Identical are Invited
to direct their attention to the efforts
Of certain roads to hamper Omaha
growth as a grain market These roads
ft re doubtless standing In their own
Ilgfet, but that they are at cross pur
poses with the Interests of Omaha I
llia Is day. ;
PRosrtcrs vr the rate bill.
Moat careful observers of the situa
tion at Washington Insist that the rail
way rate Mil, although it will by no
means have smooth sailing, lias a fnlr
nssursnif of securing the necessary
majority In the senate when It comes
to a vote of trmt body. The pressure
of public opinion In support of the
position of President Koosevelt has had
telling effect and while a considerable
number In fact altogether too large
a number of senators under direct or
Indirect corporation control, will braen
it out in defiant disregard of the wishes
of their constituents, a steadily Increas
ing number are realizing that opposi
tion to the bill borders on political sui
cide and are hesitating at political self
extinction. One of the latest polls of the senate,
said to have been made by friends of
the Hepburn bill, is reported to have
disclosed 40 senators unreservedly for it
and 24 outspokenly against it, with 24
doubtfuls, of which 11 are expected to
ote for the bill eventually, 12 more
probably' against it, and one absolutely
noncommittal. This figures up a total
of 88, there being one vacant seat from
Delaware and one senator from Kansas
not participating in the business of the
It is interesting to note further that,
although rate regulation la essentially
a measure urged by the republican ad
ministration, of those for the rate bill
24 are democrats as against 16 republi
cans and of those opposing It only 2
are democrats as against 22 republl-
ans. Six more republicans, however,
are in the list of doubtfuls expected to
vote for the bill and 5 republicans ns
against 5 democrats and of the doubt
fuls expected to vote against the bill
one is a democrat nnd eleven are re
publicans. It is also of passing Interest
to note that this poll still classes Sen
ator Millard of Nebraska among the
doubtful senators inclined to vote
agninst the bill although he has stated
publicly that he is not opposed to the
positron of the president
There may, however, be a more or
less different lineup when It comes to
voting on various proposed amend
ments, and yet if the friends of the
measure can keep it from being emas
culated on Its way to a final vote every
indication points that it will go through
the senate with a safe and substantial
The possibility always remains of
modifications being made In the senate
unacceptable to the house necessitating
reference to a conference committee to
attempt to adjust such differences. The
temper of the house as reflected In the
almost unanimous vote on the Hepburn
Mil gives little reason to believe that
the house will recede on any vital point
so that the senate will be compellefl at
the last extreme to vote the bill up or
down substantially as it stands. On
tills vote; unless some unforeseen revul
sion of sentiment occurs, the mujorlty
of the senate may be expected to be
counted with the president.
CANADA'S TARXrr ISQUIJIT.
The Canadian tariff commission has
concluded Its Inquiry, which has been
In progress five months. It Is stated
thnt the result of the Inquiry points to
a stand pat policy. A leading Dominion
paper observes that the broad moral to
bo drawn from the Inquiry Is to leave
well enough alone. "The country la
doing well, the manufacturers, the mer
chants, the farmers, the mechanics, are
doing well. There is no cry for ft
change. We have had for the past eight
years a stable tariff and that has been
more important than the putting Into
practice of fanciful notions In the shape
of scientific tariffs which lead we know
not where." This view will be regarded
with entire satisfaction by American
manufacturers, but will It be accepted
by tho manufacturers of Canada?
They have been urging higher duties
In order that they may have better pro
tection agninst the competition of the
United States. In view of this It ap
pears improbable that the Canadian
manufacturers will be found willing to
have the tariff stand as it is. On the
contrary It is to be expected that they
will continue to urge such changes as
they believe would be to their benefit
in restricting American competition
and It is by no means improbable that
the government will give some heed to
The future fiscal polity of Canada is
a matter of no small Interest to this
country. If there is no radical change
our manufacturers will continue to have
a large trade with the Dominion, while
If duties should bo materially Increased
a considerable portion of this valuable
trade will be lost It Is gratifying to
find that there is a sentiment in Canada
In favor of letting well enough alone.
REXOVATE THE CITY HALL.
The city hall building, erected at ft
cost of more than half a million dollars,
has for years been shamefully neglected
and is rapidly going to wreck and ruin.
The structure needs mechanical over
hauling Inside and outside.
The mosaic tiling on the ground floor
looks like a rag carpet that has been
patched until the original web and woof
Is obliterated by holes and patches. The
walls and woodwork are sadly out of
Joint, the plastering cracked and the
paint scaled off. The art glass sky
light looks as if it bad uudergone bom
bardment with grapeshot and canlater
and the elevators are wobbly. If not ac
tually dangerous. The steam plant
needa overhauling and repairing.
The same condition of neglect Is strik
ingly apparent on inspection of the
structure from the outside. The gran
Ite and stone walls are discolored and
smoked up from basement to tower.
The whole building needs pointing up
and the brick walls on the east and
north need both pointing and palntlug.
There Is absolutely no excuse for the-
parsimony aud indifference exhibited
by the city authorities in the treatment
of the only strictly fireproof municipal
building that Omaha has erected at the
public expense. If the city lacks the
necessary funds for maintaining this
building, fnnds should 1m? provided
even If It requires the Issue of a few
thousand dollars of city hall mainte
THE MAYORSHIP SOT HKREDITART
In this republic of ours sovereignty
U not transmitted by Inheritance. Every
American cltlsen Is a sovereign and
every public officer Is a public servant
The president cannot name his own suc
cessor, neither can the governor of a
state nor the mayor of a city. Those
who have tried to-exercise executive
power to name their successors In office
have rarely been successful and most
generally been snubbed by the people.
These facts suggest themselves by
the attempt of Mayor Moores to name
his own successor. Mayor Moores has
been generously treated by the citizens
of Omaha and Douglas county. He
held the most lucrative office In the
state for eight years and the most po
tential office In the city of Omaha for
the same length of time. He should
have been satisfied to allow the people
of Omaha to make their own choice of
mayor, whether he has been his polit
ical and personal friend or adversary.
The attempt of'Mnyor Moores to foist
W. J. Broatch upon the people of Omaha
as a legacy will not redound to his
credit or tend to keep his memory green
in-the eyes of his personal and political
friends. In a nutshell, the mayorship
of Omaha Is not hereditary. It cannot
be transmitted from father to son. let
alone from an outgoing mayor to nn in
The editor's work upon the revision of
Rowell's American Newspaper Directory
for 1908, which will be Issued about the 1st
of June, reveals that the circulations of the
most successful newspapers are generally
smaller than they were last year; a fact
that is explained by the absence of news
so Interesting and exciting as that concern
ing the Russo-Japaneae war. So reluctant
are publishers to admit a falling off In cir
culation that the reports for the Directory
show an appreciable diminution In numbers,
notwithstanding the fact that nothing else
so convlncea an advertiser of a publisher's
truthfulness as his admission that he does
not print so many copies now as he did a
little while ago. Printers Ink.
But the circulation liars of the two
Omaha fakerles are never bothered this
way. They mnke their figures soar up
ward by leaps and bounds Irrespective
of any and nil conditions. The Bee
alone of Omnha dallies tells Its patrons
its real circulation day by day when It
goes up nnd when It goes down.
Omaha preachers always complain
that the newspapers exhibit neither in
terest nor sympathy In their labors, but
they seem to forget that the great body
of their audiences are reached through
the press and not from the pulpit And
they seem, moreover, to forget that by
far the most valuable contributions they
receive is the space . given up to their
sermons by the newspapers.
The executive committee of the Com
merclnl club proposes to discuss the
rat Crowe verdict. What Is to be sc-
compllshed by the discussion Is not con
ceivable. The club cannot hang the
Jury and the Jury won't hang Itself, al
though its failure to convict or hang
has been a surprise and a disappoint
Prejudice-blinded partisans who used
to pretend to believe that Tom Dennlson
controlled The Bee and held Rosewater
under his thumb will please take notice
that Rosewater and The Bee have de
clined to be delivered by anybody over
to the candidacy of W. J. Broatch. .
With the Bensontan club, the Jack
sonlan club, the Dablman club, the
Equal Rights club and the Police Com
mission club, all rtnglng the changes,
the average Omaha voter will have ft
merry time from now on until May day.
A Pertlaeat Q.eatloa.
The coal mine owners are prosperous. The
coal miners were never before doing so
well. Why should they kill the gooae that
laya their golden eggs?
There Will Be Bonsetblag Dlagr.
A young Pottawatomie Indian has been
appointed a cadet at West Point. There
ought to be something doing when his
turn cornea to be hased. He should get a
few acalpa In the scuffle.
Arooalasc the Sleeper.
Western civilisation seema obliged to
wrestle with the delicate problem of bow
to get China just enough awake to buy
the western goods and at the same time
to keep it so far asleep that It will not
resent being bullied and despised by the
representatives of the white peril.
. Another Capper Senator.
F. Augustus Helnse. not yet 40 years of
age, and with less than twenty years of
effort, haa the credit of making himself
the possessor of over $30,000,000. with an
excellent prospect of gathering a g'T,
many more. '
If he wishes to go to the United States
senate from Montana as the colleague of
Millionaire Clark, he may have his wish
gratified. Indeed, It would not be at all
strange If that were to prove a part of
the consideration In the settlement he has
just effected with the masters of the Amal
gamated. A Temporary Affllctlea.
Henry Watterson in the Courier-Journal.
The yellow journal cannot. In my opin
ion, last In time people will become fa
miliar and grow tired of its tricks and Its
manners. Sausages of dog meat, though
haver so highly seasoned, will after a
while sicken all but the coarsest stomachs
particularly when sausages are known to
be made of dog meat. The general publlo
will be educated to understand the differ
ence between sensational and fake matter
and legitimate and reliable news. Sprawl
ing headlines will no longer suffice to carry
fabrications and exaggerations, and will
cease to provoke curiosity, and therefore
to make talk and attract attention. Read
ers will mark the false statement of today
which must be corrected, or Ignored, to
morrow, and will require of their newspa
per, as of their butcher and their baker,
straight food and fair dealing.
I. la f t'leaiaae Betweea Dereaey
The Arche club has determined to add
Its strength to the cause of decent Jour
nalism. By a unanimous resolution It has
declared war upon those newspapers whlc-h
print "details of crime In an attractive
and sensational manner," and pledged It
self "to give auport financially and
morally to those newspapers maintaining
the highest standard of decency and mo
rality? No newspapers were named by the club.
but It was quite unnecessary to point out
that there Is a great difference In the way
that Items regarding crime are treated by
the press. It Is essential to the protec
tion of the publlo that Information be
given of the dangers of life In a large
city. Such Information may take the form
of warnings of localities and persons to
be avoided, may be In the nature of ap
peals to the officers of the law to enforce
laws which are violated, or may be pub
lished for the purpose of arousing publlo
sentiment to secure such enforcement.
From the news standpoint only, without
regard to any ulterior benefit. It Is legiti
mate to Inform the friends and acquaint
ances of Injured persons that a crime lias
been committed. The commission of a
crime presupposes a victim. The one can
not be mentioned without the other. The
Arche club recognises these elementary
truths and does not demand that all re
ports of crime should be barred from the
The abuse against which the forces
which work for a- higher tone of morality
are arrayed la the dishing up of spicy de
tails. In whose printing some newspapers
take an unconcealed delight. It Is the
modification of reports so aa to arouse a
maudlin sympathy for the criminal. De
tailed confessions by unrepentant crimi
nals can serve no useful end. Published
without comment, they may even have the
effect of glorifying the hero of a clever
or daring assault upon the rights of his
fellow men and women. Detailed reports
which are not confessions may have the
same effect If properly handled. To
dwell upon the wrongs, real or Imaginary,
of a degenerate, so as to obscure the
greater wrong which he fn turn has In
flicted upon society. Is to encourage other
degenerates In imagining themselves justi
fied In seising the things which seem to
them good, but of which they are denied.
Much of the criminal news printed serves
to Inform men of criminal tendencies how
easy It Is to commit crime, to escape de
tection or to avoid punishment.
A newspaper which Is to be a moral
power must print news of useful things.
It must provide such varied food for the
mind that -the reader shall not be gradu
ally permeated with the belief that all
men are corrupt, that force alone rules
and that notoriety Is the highest attain
ment of life. The hynotlc effect of exclu
sive attention to degrading thoughts Is the
cause of many a crime. No newspaper
which Is worthy of a place In the home
will fall to furnish food for more whole
some thoughts. The dally paper la the
greatest power In the world for progress
In all good things.
SENATORS BY PO PILAR VOTE.
Fa reef al Argument la Support of
A full, strong and amply sufficient argu
ment In favor of electing United States
senators by popular vote has been con
densed by the Chicago "News In the fol
The Railway -Rate Bill Passed by the
house. Killed by the senate.
The Pure Food BUI Passed by the house.
Killed by the senate.
The Statehood, Bill Passed by the house.
Killed by the Senate.
The Philippine Tariff Reduction Bill-
Acted on favorably In the house and
would have passed that body had there
been a chance for It in the senate. The
senate unalterably opposed to it.
In the exercise of Its treaty-making pre
rogatives, which It shares jointly with the
president, the senate has also either Ig
nored or defied the overwhelming senti
ment of the American people and refused
to ratify International arbitration and
trade reciprocity. By Its action In the
matter of arbitration In particular it has
stultified us as a professedly peace-loving
nation and given us the unhappy distinc
tion of falling behind almost every Eu
ropean power In the making of these peace
compacts. Its conaervatism here has been
of the kind that leans backward, and Is
only another name for plgheadedness or
moral cowardice. Lately the senate has
been Industriously hastening Its own fu
neral, as at present constituted, bv de
vising all manner of nagging and obstruc
tlv tactics to embarrass the Panama canal
and - bring It Into disrepute. When we
have the fact before us that at least fifty
of the present senators owe their political
being largely, where not wholly, to rail
road Influence, It Is not at all difficult to
conceive where this special line of ob
struction is prompted. The senate was de
signed as the great balance wheel In our
federal legislature, but Its usefulness has
ceased since it has tried to be the whole
machine, and a mighty poor one at that.
One of the new business blocks in Mont
real Is known as "Boodlers' Row." The
wherewith came from this side of the line.
"Andy" Hamilton, the American exile
In Paris, touched the life Inaurance com
panies for $1,074,774. Andy Is the condor
of his species.
Earl Shaw, a son of Secretary Shaw of
the treasury, haa gone to Fairbanks,
Alaska, where he will take a position under
Mayor Barnett, banker and mine owner.
Ralph D. Blumenfeld, editor of the Lon
don Daily Express, Is an American, having
been born In Wisconsin, .and before going
abroad had considerable newspaper ex
perience in Chicago and New York.
Major John Blgelow, .jr., who has suc
ceeded General Nelson A. Miles aa military
adviser of Governor Guild of Massachu
setts, is an author as well ss a military
man, having written "Principles of Strat
egy" and "Reminiscences of the Santiago
Sarah Bernhardt was once Interviewed
by a reporter on the topic, "If there were
an eleventh commandment, what should It
be?" The tragedienne exclaimed: "Say
to your editor that there munt never be
another commandment. It la hard enough
to keep the ten we have."
After due consideration of the question.
the New Tork legislature haa concluded to
re-elect Dr. Bt Clair McKelway, editor of
the Brooklyn Eagle regent of the Univer
sity of the State of New York, a position
that he has filled with credit for twenty-
two years. It wasn't quite ready to re
buke htm for telling the truth about Jus
. Colonel ' Webb C. Hayes, a son of the
late president, unveiled the monument at
El Caney on Wednesday, erected In mem
orr of those who lost their lives In the
siege of Santiago. Cuba. Lieutenant Gen
eral Chaffee, who presided, spoke of the
achievements of the army and coropll
mented Cuba upon Its efflot.nt government
Booker T. Waahlngton la In New Tork
City urging upon negroes the necessity of
working for practical and not Imaginary
needa. In that city there are 66.000 negroes
and Prof. Washington Is devoting his time
In the line of widening their field of em
ployment. "Stop talking politics and work'
Is the burdea of his advice to bis colored
not'KD abovt kew york,
Ripple oa tho Correat of Mf In th
Financial gossip In the metropolis Is In
sistent In claiming that President Itarrt-
man of the Union Pacific haa acquired a
large tract of land at the western end of
Rorkaway Beach. Long Island, with the
ultimate object of establishing a great
steamship terminal at Jamaica bay. A
correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger
says the "object of Mr. Harrlman Is to
allow steamships to load and unload at
Rockaway. whence the contents may be
brought Into the metropolis over the pro
posed connecting road of the Pennsylva
nia system, across Brooklyn and Queens,
and by the bridge of the Pennsylvania
system, now under way, to the great de
pot In Manhattan, for transmission thence
everywhere within the United 8tatea. This
Interesting snd magnificent paper project
Is a modification of the scheme which long
ago contemplated Montatik Point aa the
American terminus of ocean passenger and
freight service. In connection with the
Long Island railroad System.
"According to the talk In the financial
district, the latest scheme Is believed to be
a part of the Harrlman plan to secure an
outlet on the Atlantic for his western
railroad. For many years Mr. Harrlman
haa been engaged In an effort to put
through a deal which would make of the
Union Pacific a transcontinental line. Only
recently It wns reported that he had ef
fected an arrangement with the New York
Central. While that report was never
officially confirmed, the fact that he Is
now busy with a scheme for the devel
opment of a steamship terminal would
suggest that there was at least some truth
In It If Mr. Harrlman, either with the
New York Central or any other railroad
having Its terminus In this city, has per
fected an arrangement for a transconti
nental line, he could easily make connec
tions with the proposed steamship ter
minal at Jamaica bay by means of the
Long Island road or a system of tunnels,
and thus be able to deliver grain and
other products from the far weat in the
European markets at about half the pres
Mr. Ahearn, president of the borough of
Manhattan, which means New York City
proper, has Issued n order that seemed
likely to produce visual paralysis among
the rltisens who read it.
He has said to the street car monopoly
that pervades the streets of New York
that unless certain lines are overhauled
and put In shape, the cars cleaned up and
a more adequate service given, he will
prevent the operation of any of their
vehicles over those lines.
He haa Informed the companies that
they have made no attempt to maintain
a schedule In operation, which in Itself is
a violation of law; that they have utterly
failed to provide anything like a sufficient
number of cars; that the cars reek with
filth, have not received a coat of paint In
years and are In such a dilapidated condi
tion generally as to be a menaco to life
He declares that the people of certain
sections have a right to their complaint;
that they have been treated with a dis
dain of rights that cannot be longer en
dured. His orders are peremptory and, as he has
power to make trouble for the companies,
they will no doubt be obeyed.
Wireless 'telegraphy on ocean liners has
Increased wonderfully In volume during
the last few months. A record number,
1,015 messages, was made by a Hamburg
American liner during the week. Stock
deals Involving thousands of dollars have
been carried through by sea wireless, and
a hard up voyager, bound west, has bor
rowed several hundred from a friend on
a ship going to Europe. This latter trans
action was carried on through the pursers
of the two ships. The borrower asked his
friend for the money, his friend paid It r
the purser of his ship, who then notified
the purser of the other ship and directed
him to turn over a similar sum to the bor
rower. The wireless marriage Is yet to
New Yorkers are drinking quite a lot
these days. Last month alone 872,000 gal
lons of wine were brought here by ships.
One hundred and ninety-three thousand
six hundred gallons came from California,
the rest from Europe. Over 93,000 gallons
were from Italy. Of sherry there were ST,-
509 gallons; of Rhine and Moselle wine,
36,480 gallons; of Bordeaux and Burgundy,
M40 gallons. There were also 10,606 cases
of champagne, some of it for Miss Alloe
Roosevelt's wedding reception. New York
ers got from abroad 20.000 gallons of
brandy, gin, rum and whisky. Four thou
sand barrels of domestlo whisky, too, were
brought here In January for someody to
This makes a grand total of 600,0000 gal
Leaping In front of a slxty-mlle-an-hour
express. Nelson D. Smith, a wholesale
lumber dealer, Wednesday risked his own
life to save an old woman who stood be
wildered on the tracks directly in the
path of the train at Mineola, L. I. While
many persons Mood rooted to the station
platform with horror, and It seemed cer
tain that the woman would be ground to
death. Smith projected himself through the
air and landed against her with sufficient
force to throw both of them to the other
track. So close was the woman's escape
that as she was daahed out of the locomo
tive's way the cowcatcher of the engine
scraped her foot
They tell in New York of a cltlsen who.
while coming home a few days ago from
a trip In Europe, sat in a poker game and
lost every dollar. Just then the vessel
on which he was a passengor got Into
Wireless communication with an east
bound liner which, the unfortunate gam-
Dier Knew, was Dearing to Europe a
wealthy friend of his. After an inter
change of messages the rich traveler au
thorlsed the westbound purser to advance
$500 to his penniless friend. The latter at
once began to play again, won himself
"out of the hole" and landed on this
side several hundred richer than he was
on leaving London.
The steam railways, ranldlv aa thev in
crease their facilities, cannot keep up with
New York's suburban traffic. This hum
shown the opportunity for the high-speed
electric railway. From the terminus ol
the subway at One Hundred and Seventy
seventh street a new road, the New York
Weatchester Boston, Is being built tc
consist of four tracks over private right-of-way
and with no a-rade croaalnrs.
This line will mark an epoch la suburban
transportation. It will be of as perfect
construction as modern engineering can
mas. it. renetratlng the heart of beau
tltul Westchester county, the road wl
run to Portcheater. on the v..l
Connecticut boundary line, and to Whit
Plains, on the foothills of ih. Rrk.hi.
Th.Jln Is being built for electric' express
tramo at a mile a minute; lcaJs will run
a rast as forty-Hv miles an bour. Thi
whole line and branchea
lx mlla, but Its roadbed and Mlllnmnt
ar th same or better than the steam rail-
ABt Half Right.
New York Post.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota says that
"no man should have more than IlO.aoo
year If he Uvea right." As Minnesota pays
ner rnier executive only K.000, it looks
If tiie governor vrt marly bait right.
m A prmw?3
A Cream of Tartar Powdor
filadG From Grapes
STATE PRES OPIMOX.
Howells Journal: The parcels post Is
coming, and that, too, before long. Even
the powerful Influence of the express com
panies cannot prevent Its coming.
Ord Quit: The people of Wheeler county
are about to vote on the proposition of giv
ing the Midland Central Railroad company
134,000 In bonds of that county In considera
tion of the road being extended from Spald
ing, Neb., Into Wheeler county. This looks
like a lot of money for a mighty little rail
road. Central City Republican: It is well to re
member that while there is a vast amount
of agitation of political reform in Nebraska
Just now among the press of the state, that
It Is In nowise a reflection upon the party
In power, as most of this agitation comes
from the republican press, whose editors
believe that It Is their duty to seek to cor
rect evils wherever they are found and
who know that most of the reforms which
have been carried out In the past have
been the work of the republican party, nnd
that whatever reforms come In the future
must come from the republican party.
York Times: Two months seems to be
about the right length of time for the
campaign In this state this fall. It is
not too long nor too short. It costs money
to make a long campaign and there Is
really no use of It. When the republican
party makes up its mind who It wants for
candidates we will go ahead and elect
them without any great disturbance about
It. Some time during the laat days of Au
gust or September 1 would be a date that
all would be fairly well satisfied with. A
lively campaign while it lasts and one that
does not last too long Is the best for all
Kearney Hub: The Omaha Commercial
club wants to have the grazing lands of
northwest Nebraska turned over to the
cattlemen for pasturage. The argument is
that these lands are not suited for agricul
tural purposes. Time was when people In
Omaha would have drawn that same "dead
line" lesa than 100 miles west of Omaha,
yet that city has doubled and quadrupled
in population because of the agricultural
development of the former "American
desert.". Save all the land for the small
homemaker. He will redeem It all and
make It blossom like a rose garden. The
cattle Industry, which Is In general process
of readjustment, will have to find some
other way out.
Loup Valley Queen: It will be noticed
that the Lincoln State Journal and The
Omaha Bee are about the only two papers
of the state that have anything to say
against the Issuance of the pass by the
railroads. Why? A moment's thought will
tell you why. For years past Lancaatcr
and Douglas counties have ruled all slate
conventions, so long as they could hold
together, end the western part of the state
could accomplish nothing against them. Of
late years the western delegations have
combined agalnat Douglas and Lancaster
and had them studying. However, there
are but few persons in the western part
of the state who feel able to lose the time
and pay their car far and Incidental ex
penses to attend a state convention. The
Bee and Journal realise this, and could
they but manage to stop the issuance of
passes to the western delegates they could
for more than fifty years
the standard type of ro
tary shuttle - movement
for making the lock
stitch, will hereafter be
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
cillating, Rotary or
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 STRXET
Nebraska Cycle Co.
15th and Harney Strut., Omaha, Ncbr.ia
havo everything their own way and con
trol the politics of the state with eaje.
They, in pretense of favoring the people
and fighting the railroads, are working to
this end, and If they continue to blind
the- people under this cover, the western
part of the state need never expect any
thing more than it hns.
"What makes you think our friend be
lieves in reincarnation?"
"lie says ho expects to see the Panama
canal completed." Washington Star.
He They say. you know, that two can
live as cheap as one.
She Tea, but I'm too old to try ex-
permieiiin. t-ieveiunu mm i-n-nier.
Three Hermans were sitting at luneheo
recently and were overheard discussing th
second marrlaire of a mutual friend, when
one or them remarked: "I II tel vou vhat
A mun vhnt niHrrfc rie seconn time non t
deserve to have lost his nrst vife." Brook
"Senator," asked the Inquisitive constit
uent, "why nro appropriations for Internal
improvements, such as erecting public
buildings, mnklng rivers navigable, and
the like, called pork?' "
"Because," said the statesman, "you fel
lows squeal till you get It, and Unci
Sam grunta when he gives it out." Chi
"Fanners," announced the fnlr vlaltnr
from the city, "arc just hs dishonest as
"How d'ye make that out?" asked her
"Why. I saw your hired man thla morn
ing water wry one of the cows before
he milked them." Cleveland Leader.
"When I saw him yesterday he said s
was looking for trouble."
"Well, I guess he saw It."
"How do you know?"
Because he cuti't see anything today."
"In my business," said the stork broker,
"It is l:v.;)OH8lble to succeed without
"Huh!" snorted the man who had been
up against It. .vou mean 'plucking,' don't
you?" Philadelphia Press.
Young Doctor He aeems to have every
confidence in my ability to save him.
Old Doctor Is he delirious on other
subjects, also? Juilge. ,
TVie daylight fades In splendor pale.
And night drops down her stnry veil.
'Twlxt sunny light and coming dark
My thoughts to- memory's calling hark.
As, past the burdens of the day.
In dreams the moments g'de away:
Then in fond flight those mmories go
Back to the days of Long Ago!
Was't the gleam cf youth's bright star
That niHilo those memories what they ar
Did waters from Its fountains clear
Make life more fresh Its joys more dear
Than all success of later age
Could wrlle on Time's succeeding page?
Yet keener thnn the joys we know,
The dear delights of Long Ago!
And as they pass In memory's eye.
How from the heart comes up a sigh
That they are gone their blisses keen
Touched, ghost-like, with a misty sheen
How, dreaming, do we live them o'er.
And mourn them with a yearning sore.
I nose nappy limes we cnerisnea so
Tho past delights of Long Ago!
Yet in fond dreams, we hav them stilt.
And fondly do they come at will.
To spare a pang of present pnln
I would not lose their thought ngaln
For all the world, I would not be
Without their happy memory.
Ah, never can I let you go.
Oh, lost delights of Ixng Ago!
Mo Bobbin, No Shuttle.
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