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Subscribers leading the ct tem
po rarllr ahoalil have The flee
mailed tn them. Address will be
changed as often aa requested.
Governor Mifkcy and Elmer Thomas
should hire a liall jointly mid have It
out between theuf.
The statement that. Germany U pre
pared for war may lie true, but It is also
highly probaWO that It Is better prepared
KstypTlfliiH object to the presence of a
lVlftlan poHt uear their territory. News
from the Congo Free State has probably
reached Cairo. '
(Jeneral Stoessel calls for the evidence
of the Japanese as to his bravery, which
Ik n K:ife proposition, as ho man will
willingly admit that ho defeated nn un
Now is the wjnter of political discon
tent about to be -made glorious summer
for the leg puller and ward heelers,
who have tyeon waiting for the muni
cipal campaign to bring them a hnrvest
The lawyers are still milking the cow
in the water works litigation and they
inAy be counted on to keep it up as long
as the taxpayers are willing to furnish
the provender, to' the animal that gives
Kmperor AVllllnnr announced Inten
tion of visiting Madrid may be for the
purpoeo of showing that despite popular
ls?llef the king is to marry a tJermau
princess even if she ha been educated
in England, ,
Friend of the president may not be
particularly anxious to see congress de
cide on f bo type of canal, as Mr. Roose
velt has usually shown good judgment
and the canal a at present contemplated
is really his Idea.
When New York Life insurance trus
tees "put the money back" It will make
It more difficult for them to plead Ignor
ance of other Irregularities. Hereafter
trustees, and -directors will surely feel
their rcsionsibillty a well as their
. When Chinese college boy demon
strate that they are not to be governed
by the laws recognised by other mor
tals the awakening of China will be
complete. Athletic iorts have beeu In
troduced In the celestial kingdom and
the era of foot ball Is in sight.
Tint campaign tor the Young Wo
man's' Christian association buildiug
fuud 1 on In earnest. Do what you can
by direct .contribution and then con
tribute again without cost by taking
advantage of The Hee's offer to donate
to, the building fund one-fourth of all
it receipts from new subscriber with
out limit from flow until April 1.1.
It U amusing to hrar the same people
who last year played Into the hands of
the fraucMsed corimratlons by joining
them against the proposition for a muni
cipal electric lighting plant now beratiug
these corporations a grafters and pub
lic thieve. If they are as bad as they
nre painted, those who helped them to
i ntrench themselves then nre accessor-
In before the fact.
lu a recent speech William J. liroatch
declared without equlvocatlou that he
h:id proof for the assertion that "Mr.
Ro)ter ha today a signed state
i..euc from Mr. Hcnnlngs, which bind
I Jennings to tne extent that should he
he. elected Mr. Itosewater Will sign hi
vetoes and name hi apiadntiuent."
The Bee ha pronounced this an un
qualified falsehood and it challenge
Mr. Broatch or any one else to produce
tb proof for such a statement. Cbme
up with the proof or swallow the lie.
conroR.i Ttox uifts am campaiox;
Whetbvr the total of HH,(s contrib
uted from the fund of the New York
Life to the presidential campaign funds
In lis;, l!Ksi and V.H could be recov
ered aa a misappropriation fntm the
fifteen trustee who were concerned In
It or not, their reported decision to re
store the full amount will have a good
Such diversion of trust fund to the
use of ixilltlcnl pintles are not defen
sible. Situations indeed do arlte oc
casionally Involving grave puslle emer
gency, and it is very generally agreed
now, as it wan believed by many in ISHrt,
that such tin emergency existed then,
especially perilous to nil fixed Invest
ment like those of life policyholder.
But an exception to the obvious rule of
public policy cannot le granted even In
such emergencies, loeniie if once
granted there I no way in which the
piactice can 1k limited to Ihcse enses.
The unesciipable result of opening the
door at all I to let In also the selfish cor
porate Interest which corrupt legisla
tion and prostitute government. It is
simply Impossible to dissociate such con
tributions, no matter how righteous the
Immediate purpose may seem "to Imj
when viewed by itself, from ultimate
vicious bearing on the work for which
professional lobbyists, briler and "fix
ers" are employed In corporation serv
Hack of all Is the fact that these funds
are trust funds and are in the hands of
trustees for the exclusive purposes of
life. Insurance. The trustee cannot
rightly or safely lie. permitted to divert
them for any other purpose, be It good
or evil. This rule, by no means prevents
the Individual as a citiaen from pro
tecting his interest uh'h policyholder, but
on the contrary tends to enforce upon
him the duty anil necessity of asserting
himself In politics. ' There I no reason
to doubt that In 1MH5 n much larger sum
than was diverted from the funds of the
Xew York Life could have lieen secured
by proper methods, easily and promptly,
as voluntary campaign contribution
from Its policyholders severally. That
Is the sphere to which nil such mutters
should be relegated.
To this end the most effective luei'iUH,
In connection with proper regulations of
law, is complete, publicity regarding all
contributions and expenditures of polit
ical committee. If in the last three
presidential campaigns it had been
known that there would be such u pub
lication us the Nebraska law requires,
probably not a dollar of these campaign
appropriations of Insurance funds would
have been made by the officer of the big
. M J UEXEnAL FVEL WAIl
The decision of the officials of the
United Mine Workers at Indianapolis to
rescind the It, van resolution, although
the result Is to be reached ly lndiree
Hon, seem to make almost sure that
there will be no general strike in the
coal fields. The Ryan resolution which
wa adopted at the miners' convention
last month was to the effect that no
agreement whatever with operator in
any district, whether In the anthracite
or in the bituminous fields, was to be
signed until agreement between the
worker' union and the opera tor In all
the districts had been reached. This
ucHon more than anything else It was
that seemed to- precipitate a mil versa 1
war in the coal mining industry and that
moved President Roosevelt a the repre
sentative of the public ami consuming
Interests which would 1m thereby disas
trously Involved to appeal to the miners'
union and the operator to make another
effort to avert the peril.
While release of the organized miners
of the several districts from the Ryan
resolution bid fair to remove the black '
cloud of a general strike from the hori
zon,. It doe not insure i clear sky in all
the mining districts, although it should
help to do so. The differences between
proprietor ami workers In the anthra-
I cite region a rr far broader and more
serious than in most of the bituminous
districts. In some of the latter the par
ties are ut far apart, and in the natural
course of thing agreement should there
oou bo reached, and that, too, on the
basis of some concession to the' miner
as to wages. It 1 admitted In mauy
neutral quarters that the claim of soft
coal miners for an advance, lu some of
the districts at least. Is equitable.
In the existing situation of general in
dustry, with such fuel requirements as
were never known before, labor troubles
and deadlock in any district are espe
cially regrettable, and they would be re
grettable If only the Interest of the pnr
.tles to such disputes were concerned. At
any rate their tendency will probably Iks
to die out at no distant date. Rut the
paramount consideration, upon which
the country Is to 1' congratulated, is the
fading prospect of a fuel war and
famine that would threaten the whole
field of our national Industries.
r.tcru of run Mono hattlk.
Fuller investigation exposes the nl
surd and reckless character of the effort
to stir up prejudice against the govern
ment and especially President Roosevelt
by misrepresenting the recent battle
with savage Moro outlaws, ltctail now
authentically rerted more than cor
rolsrate (ienorul Wood' prompt and
i ijsiiive denial that there wa any wan-
too killing of women and children by
the Aiiittricaii soldiers; au assumption
born rather of animosity toward the
president and desire to discredit our
Philippine iHtlicy Hutu having warrant
even in rational suspicion at any time,
and one which, without strong supMrt-
lug proofs, the character and history of
the American army ought to have pre
vented even enemies from attempting.
It is only what was to be expected when
it i now conclusively shown that the
Moro women and children slain, the
number lsdug small, were the victim of
j a clear military iiecessii. iu that our
soldiers even under fire and at their own
Imminent peril nevertheless put forth
every effort to save women and children
and treated the survivor with the ut
The attempt of certain extreme and
rabid assailants to create the impression
that the message sent by President
Hoosevelt to (reueral Wood congratu
lating the Hiiny.on ' Its feat of arms" at
Mount Iajo referred to the killing of
women and children ought not to be per
mitted to pass without the reprobation
which it deserve. Aside from the in
herent preposterousness of the thing,
the fact Is that the president's message
was sent upon receipt of the first news
of the complete success of the army, and
two day before the dispatches con
tained any allusion whatever to the kill
ing of Moro women and children.
XKKDKD JVM RKFVRM
Several recent incident have so im
pressed themselves upon the thinking
people of this community ns to set. them
to studying seriously the problem of
Jury reform. The priceless value of
trial by Jury a one of the foundation
stones of our heritage of free govern
ment is not to lie questioned, nor Is it
probable that any of the schemes so
frequently proposed to do away with
Jury trials altogether would find favor
with any considerable portion of the
The abuses of the jury system devel
oped under twentieth ' century condi
tions, protrude, however, so flagrantly
that the desirability of practical reme
dies for these- n buses Is almost uni
versally conceded. While agreement
in, am Just what form modifications of
our methods of drawing Jurors should
take, has not yet been reached even by
the pronounced advocates of Jury re
form, there I a consensu of opinion
that a selection of Jurors should be
provided for with a view to securing a
more Intelligent and unbiased set of
men and to eliminate as far as possible
those who are disqualified by Ignorance
or by mental or moral defects. Our
"hit or miss" plan of drawing a Jury
loads up the panels on one side with
busy business and professional men who
must. In Helf-preservation, endeavor to
secuiv a release from the onerous bur
den of Jury duty, and on the other side
with a class of incompetent or untrust
worthy men who nre anxious to serve.
The result Is that the first class is re
lieved from duty, while the second
class remains to hamper the. middle
class. Mho, otherwise, would make ex
cellent jurymen, but who are Impotent
to control the situation.
In some states a partial remedy, at
any rate, has been secured by the crea
tion of jury commissions, by whom
each prospective juryman is examined
as to his fit nest for the duties that
would devolve uihui him.' By this
process of examination Ineligible are
weeded out the aged and Infirm, the
Indispensable head of a business estab
lishment, the man who can claim ex
emptions, the employe on the road who
would jeopardize hi position, are nil
excused before the subpoena Is issued,
but with'theni are excused the ques
tionable characters, the densely Ignorant
and the professional juryman with no
While Jury reform diH-s not come
within the exclusive Jurisdiction of the
attorneys who practice at the bar, still
they are more directly concerned In It
and they ought to take the lead through
their organizations or committees, in
locating what is wrong In our present
jury law and framing the measures
that give promise of nffording the
remedy. If a Jury reform bill were
carefully drafted along rational lines,
we feel sure the next Nebraska legisla
ture would enact It Into law.
THK KTHtCS OF UFFICF SKKK1XU.
There ore ethical codes supposed to
obtain lu the various learned profes
sions whose violation subjects the of
fender not to legal iienalties, but to a
forfeiture, at least, of the respect of
colleagues and associates.
No such code of ethics has lieeu
formulated, so far as we know, to apply
to office holder and office seekers, but
the general rule that -calls for loyalty
and fidelity from a subordinate to bis
chief holds good in public as in private
life. When James O. Blaine wanted to
become n candidate for the presidency
against President Harrison, under
whom he was serving as secretary of
state, he resigned his cabinet position
so as to f ree himself from his moral
obligation to support his chief.
The comparison is, of course, coming
down from the sublime to the ridiculous,
but the principle 1 the same lu an ex
ample, now set before the republicans
of Omaha In the contest for the nomina
tion for city clerk. The present Incum
bent of the city clerk' office Is a can
didate for re-election, while one of his
chief competitor is a vlerk who ha
for six year subsisted from the em
ployment given him in the city clerk's
office, which position he continue to
hold while coveting hi chief's place
and doing everything he can. to under
mlue him in public favor.
It seem to us that this situation con
flicts diametrically with the rule of Uie
game, which calls for a'squnre deal on
the political chess luMird. tTo any fair
minded man, the ethic of onVe-seekIng
forbids a subordinate trying to supplant
his siiierior officer and at the same
time retaining his subordinate position.
The fair and square, thing for the sulatr
dinate to do I either to resign his clerk-
ship or to withdraw from tho political
j It would indeed be strauge if the
cost of isHir relief, distributed through
the county store this winter, were as
high a it wa last winter. Not only
has Hie season tills year beeu excep
tiniiilly mild us couqmretl with the gen
eral run of winters, thus relieving the
demand of tlio xsr for fuel and extra
clothing, but it very mildness has
enabled every one fit to work at all to
continu- In almost steady employment,
making them self-supporting.
A growing city like Omaha Is not the
place to put Into effect hard and fast
rules governing concessions by the city
to promote private enterprise. The
people of Omaha have In thepast voted
bonds to secure the entrance of new
railroads and granted valuable rights
to Insure adequate depot facilities. They
have given bonuses for the location of
manufacturing plants and would today
meet any laxly of capitalists half way
who proposed to put money In circula
tion here and give employment to our
people by the erection of mills and fac
tories. If a big cereal plant were about
to lie established In Omaha for which
It was necessary to build ft spur track
up an alley for a half block or more the
hard and fast rule advocate would say
that the city should refuse permission
except after full compensation at a
price fixed by appraisement or public
auction. Omaha. In the future, a In
the past, will have to deal with all
these questions a they arise and deal
with them In the broad spirit of progress
as distinguished on the one side from
perverse blocking of enterprise, and on
the other of reckless giving away of
valuable property rights. Keep in -the
middle of the road.
The idiotic story which ha found
currency through one of the local yellow
journals that the republican ballot in
the coming city primary will contain
over 2.10 names and cover a strip of
paper ten feet long, imposing upon the
voter the necessity of making seventy
thiee cross marks upon it. Illustrates to
what extent ignorance will sometimes
mislead. Hie ballot will, It Is true, lie
an imKsiug affair, but nothing ap
proaching this dismal picture. Alto
gether it will contain not more than
1.10 names.-figuring on no further with,
drawals, and the voter will have only
eighteen cross marks to make one for
each of five city officers, one for each
of twelve councilmen, and one for hi
precinct committeeman. The candidates
for the committee will not lie voted for
over the entire city, hut only on the
ballot In the respective voting districts
which they seek to represent. The
ballots for the democrats and for the
socialists may contain fewer names, but
they will have the same number of
offices for which nominations are to be
made, so that a republican voter will
have no more cross marks to make than
a democratic voter. .
Philadelphia reformers have the merit
of IsMng willing to trust the people
showing that they know where true re
form must begin. .
A Spell of Idle Dreams.
New York Tribune.
It may be that In some details the spell
ing of English might be reformed to ad
vantage, but It is desirable to discriminate
between reforming nd deforming it. ;
Velloe? Cats J amp the BM'.
"Andy" Hamilton threatens to toll things
If the New York Life Insurance officials
don't let him alone. Somehow we get the
impression from what he says that Andy
must have discovered how to let a few
cats out of their bags without Incriminating
ew Mark of Distinction.
Wall Street Journal.
The uprising c' the people which lias
tk--n place Is a coneplcUoua proof that the
heart of the people Is sound and that men
of chwractci' and capability are asserting
themselves. Mere wealth Is no longer a
mark of high distinction unless It Is ac
companied by personal character and will
ingness to use that wealth for the public
service. On, the other hand, tainted wealth
has become thoroughly disreputable so as
to bring to th possessor of It no adequate
Ies I.hmt Maklns, More Knfurx-rment.
New York Times.
The law making problem of this country
has become a very serious mutter. More
than 30,000 state and redcral laws and
amendments thereto are put upon the
statute hooks yearly and they, with, the
hnndreds of thousands already enacted,
make a mass that esn be bur poorly di
gested and only furnish a hole for the
mighty to struggle through. Millions of
the people's money are spent annually for
legislation that adds to the confusion. Most
laws derive their being from the want
of an Individual or a corporation and are
passed by a system of trading between
legislators. What this country need and
needs badly is not the enactment of more
laws but the enforcement of them.
lA U. ATHOV.
Minneapolis Journal: The death of Susan
B. Anthony removes from American public
life a remarkable figure. For more than
sixty years this woman has been active in
the work of sociul reformation. Bhe may
be described us one of the first labor agi
tators in fhis country.
Chicago News: The brunt of the pioneer
ing work, both In the temperance movement
and In tho advocacy of woman' suffrage,
fell upon her and in both causes she la
bored with a skill and Indomitable energy
that made her perhaps the most effective
and influential of all the women who huve
been conspicuous in these movement.
Cleveland Plain Ieulijr: The respect and
esteem In which Miss Anthony was held
arose less from her success than from her
possession of those qualities which all
agree deserve success. Bhe compelled ad
miration, even from those who were hos
tile to her cause, by reason of her cour
ageous, self-sacrlflclng, single-minded de
votion to her life mlsulon and her admirable
equipment for leadership.
New York Hun: If we survey Miss An
thony's life as a whole we must recognise
that she accomplished a vast amount of
solid, durable and beneficial work. Bhe
may be looked upon as the Moses of the
movement for womens rights. Blie brought
her ses out of the wilderness wherein for
centuries they hud been subject to grave
legal disabilities and to an unfair disbar-
rnent from educational and professional ui.
j Kansas City Star: in her long and un
wearied fight for tho ballot tor women,
Sukan B. Anthony wun responsible for u
greater boon to her sisters than the right
to VJte. In the great dignity of the station
to which she hemelT uttulnod, in tho ubund
nnt honors which were heais-d upon her In
life, ill tho revesence. which the country
pays to her memory, now that she is gone,
Busaii B. Anthony gave the fullest proof
of th authenticity of her great mission and
of the incalculable service she was uhlc to
render to ths cause of woman,
HIT Or WASHIMiro MKK.
Minor Scenes incident Sketched
on the Spot.
A significant and remarkable change In
tht temper of the senate has been brought
about by the public demand for railroad
rate regulation. Ho strong and emphatic
has this demand become tnat senators are
fearful lest It result In changing tne con
stitution so as to provide for election of
senators by direct vote of the people. To
what extent this feeling prevails cannot
be determined, but thst It Is genuine and
extensive may bo Inferred from the state
ment that literature In defense of the sen.
ate Is being circulated broadcast. "The
senate," writes the Washington corre
spondent of the Boston Transcript, "Is
plainly disturbed over Its own future as a
constitutional body. It has been disturbed
before, and while It has withstood all tho
storms of popular clnmor that have arisen,
Its members feel that there may be such a
thing as carrying the pitcher to the well
one time too many.
"Boms of the elder statesmen held a con
sultation hot long ago to see what could
be done to offset the existing volume of
criticism. It was first suggested that Ben
ntor Bpooner, or some other man of like
calller and there, are not many such lu
the senate should rise In his plsce some
day and reply to the criticisms of the
senate which are now ptevalcnl. On re
flection It was decided that such a pro
cedure would not be dignified. It was
pointed out that unless there was some real
excuse for such a speech, the public would
regard It as a confession on the rsrt of
the senate. It was next proposed to bring
out from the senHle archives a speech
which the late George F. Hoar of Massa
chusetts delivered on April 6. in de
fence of the body of which lie was an
honored member. This plan was adopted.
The speech has been printed as a public
document and Is going through the malls
to thousands of thinking men in all parts
of the country. And Senator Hoar touched
nothing which he did not adorn. One of
his favorite themes was the defence of the
senate, particularly against the popular
elections proposal. While ne resisted this
scheme vigorously, It is no secret that
many results of the present system were
nighly displeasing to him. He sat on the
senate committee which Investigated the
methods by which Clark of Montana had
secured his seat, methods so revolting that
the entire committee would huve joined in
advising his exclusion, had not Clurk taken
himself out of the Way by resigning his
The Congressional Record contains no ac
count of the word-Jabb!ng contest between
Senators Foraker and Beveririge In which
they engaged during the statehood bill de
bate. Those who laughed at the, ridiculous
position in which Beverldge was placed
by the telegram read by Foraker, showing
that the IndLaua senator had solicited the
telegrams which he had read in the sen
ate, will think, if they should read the
Record. thHt they must have been dream
ing. But they were not. The exchange of
compliments actually took place. After it
was over the two senators, both natives
of Highland county, Ohio, foregathered and
decided that it would not do to have the
permanent record show that trick of sena
tors asking their friends to wire them,
approving their course on certain bills.
The telegram which Foraker read, but
which was expunged from the Record,
shows that Boverldge told his friends that
he was going to make the speech of his
life and that he thought about K) tele
grrams approving his course would help
some. Bcverldge's friend, to whom that
telegram was sent, is city attorney for
Tuseon, Ails., and the man who told For
aker about it was the mayor of the town.
Senator Allison of Iowa visited the White
House the other day and went In to see
the president. Senator Allison wunted to
talk on a very Important matter and was
much surprised to find the president's office
filled with waiting statesmen. Tho sena
tor began talking to the president in a
tone of voice that would huve made a tel
ephone operator ashamed. When he had
finished the president blurted out the sub
stance of the whole confidential talk In a
voice heard by everyone. "We might as
well carry on our confidential business with
the president by writing open letters,"
Senator Allison declared on his return to
the senate. "He is the loudest thinking
man I ever talked with."
When Senator Reed Smoot was shown
a story that he hnd three wives instead
of one, he looked at It for a moment and
exclaimed: "That Is a blanked blimked
He also exclaimed other things.
"Hey, Bill!" said a page who was stand
ing by to another, "come on over and hear
an apostle swear."
Congressman I.acey of lowu made a
speech on the tariff a few days ogo and
John Sharp Williams next got the floor, j
"It used to be said of the bourbons," be
gan toe Mlsslsslppian, "that they never
learned anytb' ig and never forgot any- !
thing, t'nder that deflnltlin try friend from
lowi is certainly entitled to claim at least
bourbon royalty. Something about him re
minds me of the mule that used to travel
round and round in a ring, turning a mill,
down In Tennessee. He kept It tip year
after year until he got old and blind. Then
one night the mill burned down, but the
next day the old mule that couldn't see.
anything at all went back to his place and
began to walk round and round that ring
and his countenance bore a,n expression of
good-natured complacency that showed his
The point of view makua all the differ
ence in the world. Take the case of Rep
resentative Nicholas Longworth, who mar
ried Alice Roosevelt. He was asking a
friend td dinner.
"Come up on Thursday night," he said.
"It is to be a little family dinner. Nobody
will be there but Mrs. Longworth, her
father and mother "
And it Just then dawned on the friend
that he had been invited to d'nc at the
same table with the president of the
Vnited States and Mrs. Roosevelt.
Colored clouk room attendants in the
house of representatives aro individually
and collectively voting thanks to Congress
man Hughes of West Virginia because of
a mistake he made. He favorably reported
from the committee on accounts a resolu
tion Increasing their salaries from HO to
170 a month. The resolution was agreed
to at once. Just as the result wus an
nounced Mr. Hughes realised that he had
been directed by the committee to report
the resolution with the recommendation
that it should not pass. Next day lie
moved to reconsider the set Ion. But his
motion was laid on the table by a vote of
! to 11. thus affirming the increase.
I'roblnar Into Mystery.
New York Tribune,
ttciiutor Penrose's bill providing fur an
appropriation of tVi.KO to "dt-teiniln the
quantity of the so-called hunmicr-blow cen
trifugal lift and tnngentul throw of the
counterbulunce in locomotive driving
wheels" seems modest enough for the work
specillud. Hud it not boen for the refer
ence to locomotive driving wheels it proli
1 ably would huve been considered by von-
gresa us an attempt on the. part of the
senator to ascertain exactly the force of
the blow or explosion that wrecked the
j Philadelphia machine.
Sold in every country under the sun.
Tft "Riverside" movement is particularly recommended made. In j7 sites.
HKXATURI Kl. M UURTIU.
St. Paul Republican: Everj-( in 11 road cap
per snd apologist In the state Is unalter
ably opposed to the Ides of sending Notrls
Brown to the senate. This Is one of the
strong points In his favor.
Alnsworth Star-Journal: Norris Brown,
if elected, might make a very acceptable
I'nlted Btates senator, but there Is no need
of tearing one's shirt, either for or against
him Just now, nor yet any call to climb
into the band wagon. If anyone sees such
a vehicle on the horlion. There are lots
of men in the state capable of filling that
Fremont Tribune: The Bee Is printing ull
the nice things said about Its editor in
connection with the senatorshlp. Perhaps
when the editor" returns from his tour
abroad his son will have a boom worked
up for him. Mr. Rosewater has always
given willing ear to senatorial talk In his
behalf. He has never been known to dis
courage overtures of that kind.
Friend Telegraph: Attempta to bring out
other North Platte men In opposition to
Norris Brown are failing. Ross Hammond
of the Fremont Tribune has withdrawn his
name and Is supporting Brown and Con
gressman Klnkald of the Sixth announces
that he will support Brown, while Omaha
does not seem to be giving Senator Millard
that support which It might be supposed
that he would receive from them.
Tekamah Journal: No matter how rabidly
the Lincoln State Journal Tress associa
tion may work Norris Brown's candidacy
for United States senator there seems to be
a silent demand over the state that Ihe
honor shall go to an Omaha man. The
feeling Is that In Mr. Rosewater, the editor
of The Omaha Bee, republicans would find
an ideal man for the position, one who has
always used his paper to advance Nebraska
and Nebraska's Interests.
Atkinson Graphic: The republicans of
Buffalo county, tho home of Norris Brown,
held a mass meeting at Kearney on the
February iS snd pledged him their hearty
support, in his candidacy for United States
senator. Such expressions from his friends
and neighbors which pay tribute to him
as a man strengthens the growing senti
ment over the state that he la a good man
to tie to and would faithfully represent
the people in the United States senate.
Analey Argosy: The Custer County Re.
publican Is wasting considerable space In
booming Norris Brown for the United
Btates senate. If tho attorney general is a
"bona-fide" trust smasher, let him show
his sincerity by getting .after the Lumber
trust. Nothing would tend more to the
growth of Nebraska than lumber at fair
prices. Renters would become property
owners and the sod house would soon be u
thing of the past. Stock that is now forced
from necessity to winter in the open would
be comfortably housed. Nebraskans de
mand a man of action: not of flowery ora
tory. Bradshaw Republican: It is quite gener
ally understood that the corporation tools
will make a desperate effort to control the
meeting of the republican state committee,
and balk, if possible, the recommendation
of a candidate for United States senator. If
the state central committee desires to see
the party go down In defeat this fall, no
better means could be employed by them to
accomplish that end than to take this back
ward step and fail to make this recom
mendation. A word 'to the wise should be
Central City Nonpareil: The railroad ma
chine Is said to be determined that the state
central committee shall not recommend
that a United States senator be nominated
at the state convention. Tills method of
selecting a senator grants more free 'om and
power to the voters then the railroads deem
safe. There's no telling whom the fool
people will elect if they take the matter out
of the hands of the country's guardians.
But the question Is up to the state commit
tee and if the members of that body have
any regard for the opinion of the majority
they will follow the precedent established
with' such success last year.
Crete yidette-Herald : Since Mr. Rose
water has given up all his ambition to serve
his state in the United States senate and
has left the country to participate In the
postal congress at Rome, numerous papers
are throwing huge bouquets at him and are
actually urging his election to the senate.
When Mr. Rosewater "depart from this
vale of tears" his eulogists will be numer
ous and profuse. It reminds one of the
bosom friends and admirers, In these later
days of Abraham Lincoln. If old "Abe"
could return to life from the grave he
would not be able to recognize one out of
a thousand of these modern admirers. In
fact, about nine out of ten of them were
members of the Knights of the Golden Cir
cle, and old Abe was commander-in-chief
of a different kind of an army.
Osmond Republican: A great many new
papers In the state have been crying out
lustily over the pass evil and are demand
ing thut the next United States senator
j be a man who Is strong In tho anti-pans
faith. The Republican la strongly in sym
pathy with the anti-pass, anti-rallroail
domination In Nebraska politics, and be
lieves that the next senator should lie a
man In sympathy with the growing de
mands along these lines. - There la one
man in Nebraska who has worked hard
ever since 1871 against railroad domina
tion and control, who, to our mind, should
be given the senatorial toga, and that man
is Edward Rosewater of Omaha. The peo
ple of Nebraska know Just where to find
Rosewater on all these needed reforms, for
I he has spent his life so far In pointing
out the evils of the railroad lobby and Is
not an eleventh hour convert to the new
doctrine. The Republican would I pleased
W. s.il th. best Ohio and
I Also Rock Sprlnga, Illinois, Hanna, Sh.ridan, Walnut Block, Kto.
Por g.n.ral purposoa, u. Chorokoo Lump, (8.50; Nut, f 5.00 par ton
'Missouri Lump, $4.75; Largo Nut, f4.60-makos a hot, qulok lira.'
Our hard ooal iattia SC-tAirOI, ths bast Pennsylvania anthraalts
i Wo alao aoll Spadra, tho hsrd.sk and ol.an.st Arkansas hard ooal
! All our coal hand aoroonod and walghod ov.r any city acaloa doalrad
.. 1 ' un
to see Mr. Rosewater made senator from
York Times: Theodore Roosevelt 1
president snd has the cordial support of
Nebraska, but he Is not both, nor either
one, of the senators from this state. They
arc separate entitles, have separate dtitlc,
and In their sphere are as much entitled
to an opinion and to express It as th
president himself. We make these state
ments and comparisons simply to show
that certain alleged republicans are try
ing, to use the popularity of the president
In this state as a weapon against repub
lican officers, but in the case of Senator
Millard they have signally failed. They
brand this one as opposed to the policy
of the president and that one as a tool of
the railroads, and so they go about, put
ting the blood-mark of the revolution over
the door of honest and able republicans,
marking them for the guillotine.
Mr. Rockefeller's long absence Is endured
with a stolid Indifference that can hardly
be construed into flattery.
Having rightly sixed up the trend of tb
times, the New York, New Haven k
Hartford railroad reduced passenger rates
to 2 cents a mile.
Government clerks continue to object to
being retired for age when this age is no
greater than that of senators who declare
they feel like colts.
Cardinal Wolsey Is given a surprisingly
Immediate connection with the present tlmu
by the report from England that a fine old
tree In Ilushey park, said to have been
planted by him, was uprooted by a recent
Congressman Charles Henry Grosveuor,
republican, 'Klevcnth. district of Ohio, who
is to be retired this full to private life sfter
a lifetime In the house, was a Connecticut
boy, having been born at Pomfrct, Wind
ham county. , ,
Experience spoke right out In mestlng
when a New Jersey parson was recently
cross-examined as to the sanity of a rnluor
for whom he had unwittingly performed a
marriage ceremony. "' "Pho Was as satie,"
answered the person, "as pcuple usually
are when they get married."
Richard Croker, former leader of Tam
many hall, will return to this country lu
May from Great Britain, where he has been
making his home for several years, to ha
present at the burial of his. son, Herbert,
who died last summer nnd whose body has
fa-en In a reecrvliig-'vaYiIf t'el" "slh'c.
District Attorney Jerome, of New York
pleads guilty to three weaknesses candy
eating, cooking strange dishes snd making
furniture. During his examination of wit
nesses In the Patrick murder case the dis
trict attorney had a bag of butter scotch
on the table beside him and dipped Into it
every little while.
PASSIXG PI.K4SAM KIKS.
"Honest, now, Jack, did you ever lovs any
girl before you met me?"
"Dozens of them. dear. But I had to.
You're my thirty-third, nnd 1 can't take any
higher degree than that, you know." Chi
cago Tribune. '
"Don't you think it would be a good idea
for you to make another speech?''
"What forV" asked 8enutor Sorghum. "IT
I don't make a speech people will think 1
know more than l care in say. if I do they
are liable to think I want to talk, whether
I know anything or not." Washington
Mrs. BuKgins The Mugginses are talking
about going to Europe. 1 wish we could.
Mr. Buggins Well, we ran.
Mrs. Buggins How you talk; you know
we can't afford to go abroad.
Mr. Buggins But you said the Mugginses
were talking about It; there's nothing
cheaper than talk. Philadelphia Record.
"Does your wife ever go through your
"No, she wouldn't dare."
"Wouldn't dare to do anything that sa
vored so much of Idiotic hopelessness."
Cleveland flain Dealer.
"I can cure you, 1 believe,"' said ths
young doctor, "but you must drink no cof
fee" ' -
"I never do drink coffee," Interrupted tha
"12-r. don't Interrupt me. As I was say
ing, you must drink no coffee but purest
Mocha. You must drink a little of that
every morning." Philadelphia Press.
Archie Miss Tartun, did you say you
wouldn't marry me if I were the last man
in tho world?
Miss Tartun I did not, Mr. Feathertop.
Somebody has been telling you an untruth.
1 said I wouldn't marry you if you were
the last man In the entire solar system.
W. J. Irnpton in New York Sun,
Says I to Susan SlmpklnS,
In a friendly sort of way,
As we Jogged along the turnptk
One pleasant summer day;
"I have thought the matter over
And as far as I can see.- ,
I guess yon are the woman
That Is Just the size for me."
I was rich and Susan' wasn't.'
For 1 owned rt farm and more,
I owned a tract of tlmberlund,
A sawmill and a slore;
, While Susan earned her living
As a hired girl, and did
Her duty by her mother
And a little orphan kiaV .
But Susan, she was thrlftT,
And so plump and frech und fatr.
That certainly there wasn't
Anv finer anywhxre..
Of course she wasn t my equal,
And her elation wasn't mint-
But as Mrs. Hiram Higglns
She would have a chance to shine.
Then Susan Hlmpkfna halted.
And she looked Inio my eyes,
Without a sign of thankfulness
Or natural surprise;
"I'm sorry, Mr. Hisglns. sir;
Indeed I am," sh.
"But when It come to sixes
You are one Usi small for m.
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