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TOE OMAIIA DAILY REE: THURSDAY. MARCH 22, lPOfi.
The Omaha Daily Bee,
E. ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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mailed to them. Addreaa villi be
changed often am requested.
CliMttaiiooim muMt Im careful or It will
be put In the Springfield ((.) elsss. Uaoe
riots aro no longer popular, north or
Klllllll. . .
Tom I.uwhou has been drawing upon
Oiunhu for some of his thunder against
insurance companies. Thanks for the
i).ie . Lincoln uewspaper 1 crowing
bct-atise it anticipated the death of Gen
eral Thayer. That Is a field that in not
inviting to competition.
Evidently that false report of an at
tempt upon his life did not supply Dr.
I'arkhurst with all of the free advertis
ing lie thought; he needed.
Taking of testimony lu the grain
fuse Is to he referred to a referee by
the supreme court. Both sides are now
certain of a long run for their money.
The New York report that shippers
have lieen forcing rebates by falsely
billing goods may account for the big
sulurios commanded by so many "rout
Now that 1'rnnce and Germany have
agreed on the principles to govern the
mhject of Morocco, the sultan should
bo iii'cpitrcil to furnish the details or
pick hi protector.
"Judge" Hamilton apiteals to the
power of tho civil courts with all of the
abandon of a man who knows that If
he cannot save himself lie can meet
disaster In a large company.
The 2-cent passenger fare bill seems
to have died a premature death over In
Iowa. It Is certain to be resurrected.
however, In every state legislature yet
to meet this year or next year.
The strongest argument In favor of
the pure food law is that all men
should le permitted to know what they
are eatlngi If they then prefer cheap
uess to purity no one need complain.
To the explanation that II. Clay
Pierce was unable to testify at St. I.ouls
because his voice Is affected, should
probulJy lie added the postscript that
he was also to regulate his memory.
The city council as now constituted
h;t only slsnit six weeks more of ex
istence so. look out for some novelty In
the way of spectacular resolutions or
ordinances at each of the remaining
The father of Senator Bailey w
born in New York, the father of the
late Gvncral Wheeler In Massachusetts,
If this doe not prove the absolute fool
Isiine of sectional Hues in American
lclltlc. hat will?
The promised damage suit of Con
gressniau Hull against Mr. Dolmon for
slander will be watched with Interest
by Senator Klklns, who may have
case against Governor Cummins along
the same. Hues up his sleeve.
. The home buiiuiu. campaign 'f the
Young Women's Christian association Is
still In progress. Hclo the women to
get the full benefit of The Bee's offer
to divide subscription receipts with the
building fund by prepaying your own
nuhaci-iptlou and getting your friends
to take The Bee, too.
Pcuator I.xFollette and Tlllaian are
accused of being wen frequently to
gether In conversation in Washington.'
Perhaps they are comparing note as to
how 1 hey smashed the "organization"
lu their respective states, but more
likely they are laying plans to see that
the rate regulation program is not
dlUted by senatorial train wreckers.
corporatios campaius rnyrnint -Tfo.vs.
The opinion of Prosecuting Attorney
Jerome that such contributions to politi
cal committees as have leen made from
the funds of several of the big life In
surance companies, as disclosed In the
evidence before the Armstrong Inves
tigating committee, do not constitute
larceny or any other crime, will prob
ably prevent criminal prosecution under
that head. The grnnd Jnry which called
for the opinion will hardly And Indict
ments In the face of It. Nor Is there
reason to question its soundness as n
strictly legal point, since Mr. Jerome Is
an able lawyer as well as a eealous and
Independent prosecutor and Is thor
oughly familiar with the whole case.
But whether such acts come within
the purview of the criminal code or not,
their ethical character Is subject to no
doubt. They belong to a class of cor
poration abuses which have grown to
be In the public mind menace not only
to business, but also to the purity of
government. The Inviolability of trust
relations, which have lieconie so uni
versal and vital under modem condi
tions, appealing with ever Increasing
force to public conscience as well as
public necessity, condemns any depar
ture of trustees from the strict purpose,
of their trust, most especially In dele
gations of power over life insurance
If this important public Interest bo
not In fact guarded with penal sanc
tions, there Is all the more reason why
it should lie kept under the vigilance
of all who are specially concerned and
protected by the coercive force of pub
lic opinion. " The recent experience of
the Insurance officials involved In cam
paign contributions shows that this Is a
force not to be disregarded. Thnre
still remains the matter of their civil
liability, and a limitless field for amend
ment of the criminal code.
RECLASSIFICATION OF LETTER
On the grounds of equity there Is
merit In the proposition to amend the
law so as to extend to letter carriers
In cities exceeding -tO.tKKl population the
same classification for salary which now
obtains In cities exceeding 75,000 popu
lation. Where the population is be
tween 40,000 and 75,000 there are now
two classes of carriers, who, respectively.
receive $S50 and $tioo per annum, while
In cities above 75.000 there are three
classes, - receiving, resjiectlvely, $1,000,
$800 and $000. Yet there is no great
difference between a city, of between
40,000 nnd 75,000. and most of the cities
above that figure in the requirements
of the service. A line, of course, cannot
be drawn, precisely equitable as to
population for salary classification In
sueh matters, but it is agreed that one
should be drawn somewhere below the
point fixed In the existing law, and the
pending proposition would carrj- it n
good distance In the direction of a class
of carriers who have been discriminated
The carriers themselves have not
been able to bring their full force to
bear for reclassification, treatise for
years there was antagonism between
them, those of the larger cities pulling
one way, and those of cities below 75,-
000 pulling the other. The former natur
ally were insistent for an advance In
their salaries, while the latter feared
that 6tich an advance to the higher paid
carriers might hinder or defeat effort
for Improvement of their own condition.
They have at length been able to Im
press a strong element In congress with
the equity of their case.
RESPONSE TO JVDOE PARKER
Judge Talker's North Carolina speech
Inviting the southern democracy to as
sume control of the party's national
conventions nnd take place on Its tickets
has excited quite general Interest in
democratic quarters. The commonest
interpretation there made Is that its real
purpose Is to defeat the renomlnatlon of
William J. Bryan, on the theory that
he alone could marshal aggressively
and effectively the forces repugnant to
restoration of the party to its old camp
ing grounds of policy and principle. In
the east the readiest and heartiest ac
ceptance of Judge Parker's proposal In
signified by the very people who are
most seriously opposed to the political
alms for which Mr. Bryan has stood
In the south the same clement com
bines with the sentiments inspired by
sectlcnul pride, sentiments which are
very deep In Dixie, to give the Parker
Ian susgestlon approval, mounting In
the expressions of some newspapers
heretofore counted as Bryanite to en
The extent to which such manifesta
tlons are going seems to call for more
serious treatment than they are receiv
ing from those who have the keeping
of the Bryan cult.
AOTHER H'OWK-HOCSK AROUStEST
Another argument for the establish
ment of the work house for city pris
oners has been advanced by Chief of
Police Donahue, which should add
weighty Influence In favor of speedy
The chief declares that in his opinion
a great deal of the more serious crimt
burglaries and holdups as well as Jail
breaks are due to the fact that va
grauts and suspicious characters gath
ered In by the police are simply given
Hn easy sociable time In Jail instead of
being kept busy at hard lalsir. While
these people are lu Jail serving out
minll sentences they have nothing else
to do but to scheme and plot and lay
plans for further criminal operations
after they come out. , '
It is the testimony of the ioltie that
a large number o( the deliberately
planned Jobs are concocted by groups
of criminals thrown together In Jail.
where alliance are formed for exe
cuting them later. If the Jail sentences
for criminals and Idler tueattt continu
ous hard labor it would leave 110 tiuju to
iondn t a kindergarten In crime Inside
the Jail walls. After a strenuous
IM'rtod of compulsory work the prison
ers would be glad to celebrate their re
lease by making tracks for other parts
and it would take something big to
tempt them to return.
It Is high time for the Omaha au
thorities to move to make the work
house a reality.
.V EXAMPLE FOR XERRASKA
The legislature of Ohio has Just en
acted a law that will go Into effect at
the beginning of next year to do away
absolutely with all fee perquisites for
county nihVes. In Ohio heretofore, as
In Nebraska, county officers have been
remunerated by retaining the fees of
their offices, with or without limits on
the amount, nnd this fee system has
bred more corruption and graft than
anything else connected with the pub
In Nebraska we have taken a step
here nnd there toward the abolition or
limitation of the fee offices, but In no
case have we gone the whole length
by fixing absolute salaries for these
offices and cutting off all their side
lines. The Investigation which Is now
being instituted by the county board
of this county Into the receipts and dis
bursements of the different county
offices will, we are satisfied, disclose
quite a large amount of money ab
sorbed by county officers In addition to
their presumed compensation, which, by
rights, should go into the county treas
ury to the credit of the taxpayers.
The example set by Ohio should be
followed in Nebraska at the earliest
possible moment Nothing will give us
county government on a strictly busi
ness basis until we fix the exact salary
which each county officer or employe Is
to receive and see to it that every cent
of money taken In os fees Is paid di
rectly Into the treasury.
The law for special registration of
voters for primary elections who have
good and sufficient reasons for having
failed to register for the preceding elec
tion is all right, providing it is not
abused. It is not a law intended as a
loophole for men who have disfran
chised themselves, or to men who could
not have been legally registered If they
presented themselves before a regular
registration board. While no one
should be shut out from participation
In the primaries who has become a bona
r'de voter since the last registration, no
one who comes under this class should
be specially registered without answer
ing all the questions as to residence,
naturalization, etc., that he would be
compelled to answer had he been regis
tered last year. There is no question
but that a great deal of'false swearing
has been regularly indulged to get
names on the primary enrollment list.
but the brakes should be put down close
against such practices.
The contest for the republican nom
ination for mayor Is between two rad
icals and one conservative. Broatch is
backed by those who demand a wide
open town, nnd Benson by those who
favor the strictest enforcement of pur
itanical laws. Hennlngs represents
the great middle class, who want de
cency and efficient government brought
about by common sense enforcement of
laws, taking Into consideration the
changing conditions of each case. Keep
In the middle of the road.
Why should not campaign orators
confine themselves to the truth instgad
of drawing upon fertile imaginations
for all sorts of fictions with which to
deceive their hearers? The campaign
lies perpetrated by candidates and their
champions in the present municipal cam
paign simply Insult the intelligence of
the public nnd the candidates forget
that the people of Omaha constitute a
decidedly intelligent public, quite able
to think for themselves and sift fact
Douglas county is concerned lu the
appeal which Attorney General Brown
Is resisting to keep the railway tax
injunction from having force In those
counties where the amount involved is
less than $2,000. In this county the
Burlington Is trying to beat the tax
payers out of $991.30, while in Polk
county the amount is but $116.70.
Surely this Is pretty small business for
a big railroad.
The threat of the insurance com
panies to withdraw from business In
Nebraska In case the reciprocal tax law
should be enforced turns out to be a
big bluff. The insurance companies
are going to do business wherever they
can do busluess at a profit, and they
will stay in Nebraska Just so long as
Nebraska contributes to their net re
ceipts. The reiort that Canada Is drawing
cash dividends from companies taking
water from the northern bank c(
Niagara falls, while America gets noth
ing from those who operate on the
southern bank. Is not calculated to
stimulate pride In our Am oilcan busi
If the supreme court really Intends
to make any vital change In the Omaha
charter In any decision on pending liti
gation, it will accommodate all con
cerned by letting us know about It bo
fore the primary election for the nom
ination of our candidates for city
Since District Attorney Jerome has
decided that It wss no crime for dim-tors
of life insurance companies (o
contribute company funds to pollticul
campaigns, the public generally may
accept his verdict that It was no crime,
but they will still question its propriety.
A loasr Dry Spell.
Concerning the rata regulation bill Sen
ator Tillman savs: "When no one Is ready
; to ik, 1 shall ak the renate to pro-
reed to rote upon the measure." Which
rather leads to the Inference that the fu
ture still stretches a long way ahead.
Spectacle Worth TVatcMna.
The Btandtird Oil company has weathered
many a severe storm, but the one that Is
closing In on It now has the appearance
See kin a: Heads with Itralna.
New York Tribune.
Ex-Judge Parker speaks wisely when he
advises the south to lead hereafter In demo
cratic politics. Where the brains are,
there should the control be also.
Spelling; Reformers of Other !a.
Josh Billings and Artemus Ward cnuhl
have given Andrew Carnegie ninny valua
ble hints on spelling reform. They didn't
waste any of the alphabet In their busi
ness. Allaying Saaplelona.
"I suppose railroad legislation la to come,"
fays James J. Hill, "and the railroads, so
far as I know, are not placing obstacles in
Its way." Still Mr. Hill knows that there
are other ways to wreck a train than by
placing obstacles on the track.
Hint aa tiood aa a. Kick.
Manila, reports that "Colonel Knight,
Major Oeneral Wood's chief of staff, has
Just returned front a reconnnlssnnce of the
situation In China and reports that there la
absolutely no danger of trouble, and that
tranquillity prevails." The Chinese have
probably been reading the news from
What at Humiliating Spectacle!
When an eminent financier dodgos about
the country to evade court officers with
subpoenas It does not amount to legal
proof that he Is a lawbreaker. But it is
evidence of the character that satisfies
moat of the public that he Is not awayed
by an overpowering desire to have the law
enforced, no matter whom It hits.
o Warrant for m Ron.
To any Impartial outside observer neither
the anthracite situation nor the Algeclros
situation presents any difficulties which
should Justify a declaration of war. Tho
miners and mine owners are prosperous.
80 are France and Germany. Why put
this prosperity In peril by industrial or
Well Founded Fear.
A trust agent testified in Kansas that
what the trusts considered unjust treat
ment In freight rates tHabllshed by the
legislature was suffered In silence, be
cause protest was feared In the excited
state of public sentiment. That is the
weak spot In the otherwise Invulnerable
armor pf the trust defenses the fear of
popular opinion. It la also the Irresisti
ble weapon of the public when the latter
chooses to uso it.
Judge Parker says that the time has
come when the "really effective democrats"
of the country should be recognized. He
does not enumerate them. He does not say
who they are or how l - '.jere thry happen
to have become "effective." Nor does he
intimate by whom they should be recog
nised. "The time has come." No doubt.
It has been coming for years. Also going.
It has been coming and going since the
memorable election of 1896 principally go
ing. Just now. It aenis to be almost gone.
The Wisdom of Hindsight.
Within the last quarter of a century, or
Blnce 1880, the gold production alone of
Alaska has been In excess of 178,000,000, if
that of last year shall attain the estimate
of more than $14,000,000. This Is well cal
culated to give pause to one who can re
call what a fool and worse Secretary Sew
ard waa said to be less than fifty years
ago when he gave Russia 17,000,000 for the
whole region. It ought to make us cau
tious about shouting fool now at every
body who thinks he sees something which
we cannot see.
SO CITTIXO OFF OF SOSES.
Corporate Reprisal oa the People
Wall Street Journal.
It Is hard to treat seriously the sugges
tion of reprisals by corporations for undue
curiosity on the public's part. If the pres
ident Is uncompromising In establishing
railroad rate regulation, if congress In
vestigates railroads or the Standard Oil
corporation, or any other monopoly; If the
supreme court decides that trusts must
show their book and their secrets on the
demand of the law, or If the state of New
Tork exposes Insurance frauds and re
duces the price of gas, whose fault Is It?
Is It suggested that there was no reason
for complaint? Are we asked to believe
that the great financial powers of the
country dare to resent the dictation of the
force which seated them? Does anybody
believe that object lessons of the 1893 va
riety in a time of abounding prosperity
would be tolerated? The revelations which
have so Justly aroused public sentiment
sometimes show more folly than roguery,
but surely such folly as this Is inconceiv
It is quite possible that these financiers
might by their power over the money and
stock markets bring about such a reaction
as would amount to a temporary calamity.
To withdraw capital and credit, at the
same time reducing dividends, would un
doubtedly give the country a tremendous
shock. But these men are not likely to
cut off their noses In order to spite their
faces. Such an "object lesson" would hurt
them quite as much as It would the coun
try. Granted the perpetration of such an
enormity, their last state would be worse
than their first.
Now, the people are demanding simply
such regulation as would bring about a
square deal -In business. Rut after such
an object lesson as is Indicated there is
no telUng to what extremes of vengeance
they might go.
is more than a fat food.
There is no animal fat
that compares with it in
nourishing, and building
up the wasted, emaciated
body. That is why chil
dren and anaemic girls
thrive and grow fat upon
it. That is why persons
with consumptive tenden
cies gain flesh and
strength enough to check
the progress of the dis
ease. COXT ft BOW tail strMt, Vvm Veak.
iionn tnoiT sfw york.
Ripples on the Carreat of life In
The determination of the authorities to
reduce the price of gas to SO cents caused
the market value of gns storks to shrink
and will amailngly. The amnsement Is
limited to the holders of such Stocks and
the list embraces most of the first families
Of Gotham. There probably has not been
a case In recent years where a stock de
cline has been so disturbing to old New
York families as that of Consolidated Gas.
It Is said thnt when the shareholders who
received their dividend checks List week
were depositing the same many of them
were In tears over the shrinkage In value
of the shares and the belief that prevailed
that the dividend would be the last at the
rute for a long time to come.
Incidentally, the state and city authori
ties who have been planning municipal gas
plants and fixing 80-cent gaa rates came In
for bitter denunciation. No name In the
"thieves' dictionary" was too strong to be
applied to state and city officials by some
of the wounded shareholders.
The corruption In the Jury system of
New York City, revealed by the confes
sions of men In the employ of the Metro
politan Street Railway company, has
aroused the Judiciary and laymen to the
necessity of making this crime more diffi
cult ahd dangerous.. Lawyers and high
court officials assert that the Jury system
of New York has become more corrupt
than at any time since the days of the
notorious Tweed. Jurymen are said to have
sold themselves for $10 and up, and some
court clerks are said to have leagued
themselves' with powerful corporations for
the purpose of putting bribed Jurors Into
the Jury box.
Hanging about the city court and the
supreme court there are men who make a
business of getting hold of Jurors after
they are In the box and of trying then to
buy them. One of these "doctors," as they
are called, who was regularly employed
by the gamblers and policy people until
about a year ago, was frequently to be
seen In the corridors of the criminal courts
building. After twelve men had been se
lected for the Jury In a case In which he
was Interested he sent out "shadows," It
Is said, to follow the men to and from
their, homes and to stuly th-!r talk fcud
actions, their habits anl companions. Ir.
this way he decided hat men he could
"touch." His Judgment of human nature
was so good that whenever he was em
ployed to watch a case the jury almost
Invariably disagreed or returned a virdlct
of not guilty.
The statement oft repeated that "little
old New York" tolerates horse cars aa a
mode of transportation Is usually classed
as fiction or a barb of envy. Still the
fact remains. So do the horse cars. The
disgust of the natives over this condition
of afTalrs Is expressed In a petition to the
state railroad commission. Jn which that
body Is urged to smash, burn or kidnap
the antiquated vehicles. It Is set forth
that In the district bounded by the East
river and the Bowery, and lying between
the Brooklyn bridge and Fourteenth street,
half a million people live, whose car service
Is the worst In the country. Every cross
town line In that district, except the Grand
street track, remains as It was built. The
cars are slow, are run at Infrequent Inter
vals, are without wnrmth on the coldest
days, are lighted only by kerosene lamps,
and, although uaed by the dlitiest and
most diseased people in New York, are
seldom cleaned and never disinfected.
New York Ib the only city of Importance
In the country that clings to the horse car,
which, with its arks and plugs, are ever
a source.' of amusement and derision to the
visitor within oiu- gates. It has be'.n shown
that electricity Is cheaper than rses, but
the false economy upon the part of the
street railroad company has delayed for
years the complete Installation of an elec
Harry Svensen, a Swedish-American of
Hoboken. who was visiting his sister of
Brooklyn, was standing at the northeast
corner of Forty-eighth street and Third
avenue In that borough, looking at a
throng of boys coasting on the Incline
there and waiting for a car, when he saw
a cigar box In the middle of the street.
It was revealed plainly by the bright am
light on the corner. He picked it up and
noticed that it had a sliding lid.
He wondered what was In It, but found
that the sliding lid was hard to open. His
Imagination got to work soon and he
stopped tugging at the lid. He remem
bered having seen accounts In the news
papers of Infernal machines In cigar boxes
with the same sort of lid, and he nerv
ously set the box down and waited for a
cop to come along. The cop appeared in
due time and decided to explode the In
fernal machine rather than find that It
was merely black sand and gun cotton
with the usual clock work accompani
ment. The cigar box was borne Into a
back yard. The cop with a lead pencil
outlined the length and width of the box
on a board placed In the rear of the yard.
Outside the penciled rectangle he drove
four nails. He fitted the box between the
nails, then he put a big tack in the sliding
top of the box and attached a stout string
to the tack. Great care was taken to
avoid injury. At last the signal was
given, the cop pulled the string and the
lid flew off. The box was a tremendous
surprise. It was filled with watches, dia
mond rings and other Jewelry, The police
man took the box into the station, emptied
it on the desk and made an Inventory of
Its contents. Svensen seemed to think that
he might be under suspicion and offered
to let the police aearch him. A police cap
tain said It waa unnecessary. The Jewelry
waa valued at $5,000.
The town of Eden, Me., will not permit
automobiles within Its limits, desiring to
be consistent and realizing that there was
none In the original settlement of this
Representative James or Jim M. Griggs,
recently selected to be chairman of the
democratic congress campaign committee,
has been successively school teacher,
newspaper man and lawyer. His friends
call him "Grim Jlggs."
General Richard Guenther, fulled States
consul general at Frankfort, Germany, has
arrived In New York. Before returning to
his post he will vlxlt his Wisconsin home,
and then his daughter In Mexico, where
he was at one time consul general.
A volume by the well known Italian
tenor, Slgnor Caruso, containing carica
tures of members of the company as well
as the staff, Is attracting much attention.
The singer will give the profits of the sale
of the book to the Italian Benevolent In
stitute and Ha hospital.
Mauley I,wton of I'ewee Valley, Ky.,
who has Just received his appointment
as a cadet to West Point, is the eldest
son of the late Major General Henry M.
1 Ijiwton. At the tender age of 11 he was
on the firing line and under fire In the
Philippines, where he had gone with his
Stanley Porter Hyatt, writing in the
London Mail, says the dangerous unrest
among the blacks of South Africa Is due
to the teachings of negroes from the
I'nited States who originally came as mis
sionaries, "but were not many months' In
the colonies before they dropped their re
ligion and devoted themselves mainly to
politics, beginning a propaganda of Africa
fur the Africans. "
Since 1854, when Waltham Watches
were first made, they have had many
imitators. None has ever equalled
them in accuracy, nor approached
in number the Waltham Watches
made and sold.
The "Rhxrsldt" movtment is ptrHcuUrfy rf commended mzdt in U si$es.
"GETTIMJ AROIKD" LAWS.
Trick, of f orporatloaa Bare to Derail
on the Trlolisters.
Whether Justly or not, there is at the
present time a widespread and deeply
rooted conviction among the common peoplo
that the great corporations rarely obey the
laws framed to regulate their business,
such aa the railroads, for example, except
so far as their own interests or selfish pol
icy dictates. Even when they profess to
be obedient and circumspect they are not
believed to be telling the truth and acting
in good faith. This helps to explain why
the recent reported agreement of a group
of railroads to abolish rebating and other
forms of favoritism and discrimination, of
their own accord, has been received by the
country with so many gibes, and cynical
remarks. Few believe that the railroads
mean what they say In this matter, and
that they will not by some secret and un
derhanded method continue the old prac
tices. It Is a common saying, and a common
belief, that the evils which the Interstate
Commerce commission was appointed to
remedy have not been remedied In any real
and appreciable degree, for the reason that
the railroads have either ignored Us de
cisions or got around them In the old and
familiar way. Even when the decision was
secured In a federal court In the famous
railroad merger case, the remark went
around that it would actually avail little
or nothing, for the companies or the men
interested would easily find 'a way to beat
the law thus declared and accomplish their
purposes. And the result has seemed to
fully Justify this opinion.
Voices are heard even now to say that
neither the president nor congress can de
vise any law of rate regulation which the
railroads and other corporations affected
will not dodge or circumvent so far as It
suits their purposes to do so. The feeling
Is, In brief, that a certain class of indi
viduals, singly or In combination, by means
of Its wealth, political Influence and the
clever manipulation of courts, legislatures
and common councils. Is able to "get
around" any law that Interferes with Its
No doubt the beliefs and feelings thus de
scribed exist In an exaggerated form in
many quarters, and are carried beyond the
bounds of reason and common sense. We
are not among the cynics and Jeremiahs
who profess to believo that all honesty and
Integrity have departed from the earth
and that corporations and rich men are
wholly selfish, greedy and soulless. We
do believe, however, that there is far too
much of beating and dodging Ot laws
among men of intelligence and high stand
ing for the safety or society and the na
tion. Anything which tends to create a
distrust of law and government among a
people Is an exceedingly dangerous thing,
and especially so when the tendency Js
fostered and promoted by men who. by
reason of their superior Intelligence, their
power and their Influence, should be the
leaders of tho people In the ways of hon
esty and righteousness. Men of this class
who openly flout law or secretly circum
vent and nullify it are forging a weapon
which some day may pierce their own
ROT ABOIT THIRD TERM.
reraon. More Voolferoas Than Im
portant Tremble Audibly.
. Washington Post.
We are getting a vast deal of language
nowadays about the alleged Impropriety,
not to say wickedness, of a third term for
anybody aa president of the United States.
Lots of worthy persons have talked them
selves red In the face over the Iniquity of
such a proceeding. Wherever you turn
there Is somebody with a hot collar and
swollen veins bawling maledictions on the
wretch so base as to upset an unwritten
law, defy public sentiment, and lay his
Impious hand upon the Thingumbob of our
sacred liberties, and so on. The Hon.
Philetus Joskins gets purple behind the
ears and distends his patriotic midriff al
most to the bursting point every time he
thinks of It. As for consecutive and co
herent utterance in the icnnectlon, you
might as well expect a cowboy to attend o
"parlor sociable" without his gun and side
arms. As a matter of fact, the uproar has
reached a point at which sober-minded
people have begun to ask themselves all
sorts of questions. For example:
What law, written or unwritten, would
be violated If Theodore Roosevelt were to
accept a nomination In WS and be re
elected? Which one of the fathers is on record
as having said that a third term for any
one would be dangerous, destructive or
. Where can we find In the constitution or
In the statutes so muf h as a suggestion to
The Piano Store
which has a sliding price, selling
and to another person at another
people who send or bring cus
tomers to the store, that kind
of a dealer regards a customer
as someone to be "done" and
that dealer generally "doeg"
the customer. The Hospe gtore
is the only piano store which
has a .strictly one-price system;
it is the only piano store which
does not pay commissions.
The Hospe plan insures every
customer a fair, square deal. A
child can buy a piano here as
safely and well as the most
We Save You $50.00 to $150.00 on a Piano.
A. Hospe Co.
1513 Douglas Street. Omaha, Neb.
Our Art Department is Worthy of Your Attention.
the effect that the American people are
limited In any wav ns regards their choice
of a chief magistrate?
This whole huflabalon resolves itself Into
the Inference that a few hundred persons
of more or less Importance are dreadfully
afraid that, two years hence, the country
will demand "four years more of Roose
velt" and elect him president whether he
will or no. No other Inference Is possible.
But the question which appeals to us Is,
"Why shouldn't the American people elect
him If they want to not only In 1K0S, but in
1912, 1916, and so long ns he endures the
strain and they want him!" A handful of
very vociferous gentlemen are raising a
great dust and hurrah about It. They re
mind us very much of "Old Subscriber,"
"Vox Popull." "Pro Bono Publico" and
the corporal's guard of self-constituted cen
sors who send long protests and lamenta
tions to J he newspapers whllo the other
300.000 find nothing to complain of. 1-t
them come out ot their holes and tell tis
what they have against Theodore Roose
velt. What's the matter with him, atiy
"He's proud of being prematurely gray.
He thinks that ealsomtne effect over his
ears makes him look poetic."
"Well. It does remind me of a poem."
" 'When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin.' "
Morgiana had Just sealed up the forty
"And yet." she sighed. "I ll bet It will be
my fate to marry a man who Is afraid to
look under the bed."
Thus we may precelve that she had a
rare Insight Into life. New York Sun.
"In order to develop stability a man
must learn to say 'no,' " said tho mor
alist. "Yes," answered Senator Borghum. "Es
pecially when some one hints that he ought
to resign." Washington Star.
"Did I understand you to say Barnes is
traveling in fast company Just now?"
"I said he was traveling with a fasting
company. That Tom's Cabin' show h
went out with is busted and trying to ge.
home." Philadelphia Ledger.
"I read in the paper," said the firt
brewer, "that the crop of hops was very
large last year."
"Hops?" asked the other brewer. "What's
"That's Just what I was going to ask
you."' Philadelphia Press.
"And you are an advocate of spelling re
form?" . -
"Yes. f was always an admirer of Josh
Billings and 1 would like to see his Ideas
of spelling vindicated." Washington Star.
Giles According to the coroner's verdlrt
a mob composed entirely of women wat
responsible for Green's demise.
Miles How did it happen.
Giles He accidentally got near a bar
gain counter where SI shirt waists were
being sold at 88 cents and was trampled
underfoot. Columbus Dispatch.
TEP LIVELY, PLEASE!
Edith H. Allen In the Century.
As up and down this world I fare.
And try to get to anywhere.
This startling cry assaults the air:
"Step lively, please!"
If on the trolley car I seek
My way to find by question meek.
With strident voice conductors shriek:
"Step lively, please!"
If from the ferryboat I go
To pick my way through mud and snow,
Loud the policeman shouts his "Ho!
Step lively, please!"
Then Into upper air I fly.
To take the "L" and with It try
To flee from that pursuing cry:
"Step lively, pjease!"
At last I turn my weary feet
Down subway stairs beneath the atreei
To hear, alas! the guard repeat:
' "Step lively, please!"
I wonder will It be my fate
To hear St. Peter at the gate
Say: "Come, you are a little late.
Step lively, please!"
A metal hat
than a Gordon.
But a Gordon
is as smart and
as it is durable
a piano to one person at one price
price; or which pays commissions to
That type of storekeeplng clever
ness which, taking its standard from
the thlmblerlgger. regards a customer
as some one to be done, still survives
most pie ntifully among us. Every
town has Its oxanipU. and neither
starvation nor bankruptcy can teach
them anything. To my own knowl
edge, there la at least one very large
and well-known store in New York
where you may buy blankets or pure
wool which turn out to ba largely of
very well-prepared cotton. One might
Indeed, almost say that all stores
divide Into those believing that hon
esty pays and those believing It does
not. From Saturday Evening Post,
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