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tSeal) M. it. Hl NuATE,
W1IE OIT OF TOWN.
Subscribers leaving- tbe city tem
porarily shoalit have The Be
mailed to then. Address will be
Ocneral Rothn has advised the Boers
to maintain the peace. Evidently the
physical force campaign in Kinsiit is
Those land fencers made the mistake
nf their lives in not preparing for 1"-!
inunlty when Colonel Moshy lirst began
Between the threat of a coal famine
mid the threat of nn ice famine, it Is up
to the weather man to help us steer
lietwecn tbe shoals.
lrNh stork growers complain of the
. low price of cattle. Wonder If they, too,
feel that they are forced to sell to an
' The election of Andrew Hamilton as
ptvstdcpt uf.the Albany club is a fitting
tribute to the man who lnought so much
"easy money" to the New York capital.
If Andrew Carnegie desires the Eng
lish language to more nearly approxi
mate, the Doric of Scotland this new
spelling idea may be the first attack on
. Father O'llrien of Toledo advises Irish
men to stay at home. ' It Is safe to say,
however,, that he Is happy to think at
least one man he knows did not act on
Probably an enforced modification of
base ball rules will follow the decision
of the Chicago court awarding $10,(riQ
to h man hit by a batted ball. Home
runs may lie barred.
Men who, with slauder, villlnVatlon
and abuse, helped to whiten prema
turely the hairs uf Mayor Moores while
alive will proceetkto pay tribute to his
good qualities now that he Is dead.
The alleged Nebraskan who created
excitement by riding a horse over seats
In a London park wilt have to prove bis
place- of residence. Such libels on the
-Autelope state should not go unchal
lenged. IVrhaps patent medicine men who ob
ject to taklug their petrous into their
confidence want only to lie placeil on
the same footing with physicians whose
prescriptions con be read only by the
The way to get that much needed city
workhouse is to keep on ogitatlng for
it. It will never come if It is left to
the hoboes and suspicious characters
who would be candidates fur workhouse
It should not be overlooked thatuudcr
the direct noiuiuatlou system the voters
get two shots to their bow. If any bad
foul birds smuggle themselves Into nomi
nation certificate they will have to run
the gauntlet again at the election.
The Commercial club Is bestirring It-
aelf again to bring new Industries to
Omaha. The field was never more
promising than it la today. The new
enterprise that links its foituues with
Omaha and grows up with our city will
hart; no cause to regret it.
1 he slate-makers are at work and be
fore another week is up slates galore
will have been launched on a defense
less Community. The alate that tells,
however, will tie the aisle made up by
the majority of the individual citixens
in the secrecy of the voting booth.
. Tluj Crceiie and Oaynor ruse U mi last
Hearing the end at Suvauuah, but al
ready it has lost Interest Iu the light of
niore Imtsirtsnt conspiracies against the
goveriiment, so that what promised to
be a hearing of luernuliotul interest
bas developed into it commonplace
EFFECT OF THE 1MMCXITT DECISIOX
Tho decision of .TikIkp Humphrey In
tin- Ixv f imck cm' Im InvolvM tlie
govennuput hi a illloiuiiiH, tbe serious
ness of which iiih.v naturally Is for the
time exaggerate! liy tin oxocutlv'' ofH
ti.il. but which lias already caused theiu
to tail a halt In luvestlKatlng the meth
ods of new Doiiartuieiit of Com
merce. YVheu that depart wont wa cre
ated there were irrent expectations of
lM-neflt from the Inquiry for which it
elaborately provided luto 1 he operations
of great corporations and trusts as re
gards Information of sociological Inter
est and valuable as a basis for legisla
tion. Therefore the law provided amply
for compelling the officers mvd agents
of corporations to testify and give to the
government access to all records and
means of Information, and the new de
partment was no sooner organized thau
it began to employ these powers in in
vestigating the bl packing corporations,
under express requirement of congress
by resolution, although prior to that
time the Department of Justice was
independently preparing to prosecute
criminally officers of the same corpora
tions tinder the anti trust law.
Obviously, if compliance with the re
quirements of the Department of Com
merce for Information confers Immunity
iu criminal cases involving the same
subject matter as Judge Humphrey
seems to hold broadly. It will be neces
sary for the government to proceed
with great caution. Indiscriminate em
ployment of the powers of that dtmrt
ment would simply be to raise Impass
able harriers across the path of the
Department of Justice in pursuit of the
very class of offenders whom the public
interest requires to Vie punished and the
punishment of whom has been found
exceedingly difficult under the most
f a vora ble ciroumsta nces.
The effect of the original procedure
of the Department of - Commerce lias
proved fatal In the criminal cases
against the packers, to which the De
partment of Justice devoted so much
energy, but fortunately that procedure
had not been taken with most of the
great trade combinations which are be
lieved to have violated the autl-trust
law and other laws to prevent restraint
of trade. Some of the Standard Oil
officials may also escape, but the Sugar,
Steel. Tobacco, Lumber and Taper
trusts and a great number of Others are
T(t ,, Ut attack through Indictment
,,f their officers ami agents for any crlinl-
nal acts of which they have been guilty.
In short, under Judge Humphrey's de
rision it Is necessary for both depart
ments' to act iu harmony with reference
to Immunity. The Department of Com
merce, in ail Its Investigations in which
the question of criminal prosecution may
jiossibly arise, will have to take care not
to sacrifice the Interests of the Depart
ment of Justice. The general line of
Inquiry Is already foreshadowed by the
reports from Washington to the effect
that Commissioner Garfield will keep a
record of the action of his bureau touch
ing corporation-witnesses, and these will
be summoned only by subpoena and
after scrutiny of the effect of Immunity
In each case, thus saving the rights of
the government for criminal prosecution
or securing minimum sacrifice of these
While valuable public Information
may thus lie delayed or harrowed for .a
time, indispensable legal testimony will
be saved, but there seems to be for the
government no other way out.
SEA'S BLE THE A TMEXT OF UAZIXO
The senate bill as amended by the
house provides for more ratloual deal
ing with the hazing nuisance iu mill
tnry and naval academies. Not the
least cause of the trouble at Annapolis
has. been the couulrauce of both the
siq-erior officers and the cadet officers,
who lu many cases. If ijot habitually,
hae refused to report even the most
flagraut violations of the law. It would
have been impossible for "the unwritten
code," which from lieginning to end" is
a gross and palpable subversion of the
law of the land, to be carried to the
extremes lately revealed without the
virtual co-operation Of those In authority
at the naval academy. The pending bill
makes negligence or connivance on their
part a serious matter.
The existing law feuds to aggravate
the evils of the hazing system by ignor
ing the difference between mere boyish
pranks of the midshipmen which, though
offenses against discipline, do not de
serve extreme punishment, and grave
violations which Justly deserve and re
quire expulsion. Thus the law became
practically a dead letter as to all of
fenses, grave s well as trivial. The
new measure will lie more enforceable
by luaklug the punishment fit the crime
and prescribing dismissal only for fla
.MER.VAfE.VrS Xf'ED OF APPEAL-
Congress will come short of its duty
If it fails promptly to confer iqion the
government the right Of appeal from the
decisions of the lower federal courts In
crpninai cases, it is strauge that so
obvious and detriments! an omission
ahould have been tolerated so long, but
there Is now iu congress n bill, which
was Introduced at the iustance of the
Department of Justice and which w'll
be vigorously pressed, providing that
the I tilted States shall have the same
rllit of review by writ of error that Is
given to the defendant.
The lack of the right which this bill
would confer now prevents the govern
ment from apiwallug Judge Humphrey's
derision lu the beef packers' Indictment
to ihe supreme court, a decision which
the attorney general Vrofesses to 1h
lieve that court would reverse if the
question could only lie got l-fore It.
Besides, the existing state of the law
tends to confusion jsiid even conflict of
opiulou among the federal courts in this
class of cases, or a decision of a district
circuit court may le followed ss a
precedent by other district aud circuit
courts, and yet after a long time l
held erroneously by the supreme court.
It would lie of exceeding value If the
government could take the legal ques
tion passed tijHHi by Judge Humphrey
and have It promptly adjudicated ouce
and for all. Iiecause not only the opera
tions of the Department of Justice, but
also legislation, are Involved In such a
No right of a defendant Is coutravened
by granting appeal to the government,
because he cannot lie twice put lu Jeop
ardy. The lower court's decision, though
found on appeal to ,be erroneous, would
be conclusive as to the defendant. Hut
appeal might save the public Interest.
By virtue of the law of successiou em
liodled in the city charter, the office of
mayor has with the death of Mayor
Moores passed to Harry B. Zimmau,
who was elected by the people to serve
as councilman from the Third ward and
in that capacity was three years ago
chosen president of the council by his
associates. It is true that there li a
question as to how long under the law
Mayor Zininian will have a right to oc
cupy the position of chief executive of
the city, but whether he is to be mayor
for two days, or for two weeks, or fur
two months, he will durlug that time be
invested with full powers and responsl
billties attaching to the office.
Mayor Zininian should be mayor iu
every sense of the word every minute
of the time that he Is clothed with the
official title and prove to the people of
Omaha that he is equal to the emer
gency, which has been thrust upon him.
He has 1mcu in close enough touch with J
municipal affairs as councilman for six
years and as acting mayor for much of
that time to know how a mayor should
net and what a mayor should do. He
knows that the mayor is the responsible
head of the entire executive branch of
the city government, that he Is the law
enforcing officer, the sole source of or
ders for tbe police department and en
titled to oliodlenee by every one of the
appointive officers so far as their duties
are not expressly preseriled by law.
Mayor Zlmman knows, too, by per
sonal observation and contact that at
tills very time the police club Is being
swung high-handed and the machinery
of the police court perverted In the In
terest of Broatch as police commissioner,
who, taking advantage of the confine
ment of Mayor Moores to the sick room,
has usurped the mayor's authority and
prerogative over the police department.
It is the 'duty of Mayor Zimmau first
and above all to assert himself as the
chief law-enforcing officer of the city
and to stop at once the misuse of the
jiolice and police court machinery for
personal political ends.
Mayor Zininian is a young man with
his political future before him. We feel
sure his highest ambition will be to
make n creditable record as mayor, no
matter how brief his tenure Of office
may be. Such an opportunity comes
seldom to a man without seeking It. The
people expect much of him and we trust
they will not be disappointed.
The special registration of voters for
the coming primary has been completed
and by the terms of the law the list of
names of those specially . rgistered or
supplied with removal certificates will
be officially published In The Bee. It
will be the duty of every good citizen
to peruse these lists carefully, especially
the names of those residing in his neigh
borhood, and make sure that no one has
been enrolled for the primary who Is
not rightfully eutltled to vote. After
all. publicity Is the surest safeguard
against registration and election frauds,
as It Is against corporate abuses and
Senator Millard has allowed Senator
Burkett's Judicial division bill to go
through the senate without even a re
monstrance, notwithstanding the fact
that it Is admitted to be detrimental to
Omaha as the seat of federal court busi
ness. The bill failed of passage in
previous congresses and no one here
abouts can see any more urgent demand
for It now, except among aspirants for
the new Jobs it would create, than there
was before, ,
As was to have been expected, the
Fontanelle campaign managers are en
deavorlng to resurrect the "Immediate"
compulsory purchase of the water
works as an Issue In the primary con
test. The "immediate" acquisition of
the water works, which was begun
more than three years ago, has been
hanging fire so long that it will take
more than an ordinary battery to gal
vanize it one more.
The opponents of Henulugs for
m.tyor are resort iug dally to lower and
more despicable campaign methods.
Anonymous attacks of lilielous charac
ter In MilltIcs correspond to gorilla om-bUM-.tdes
and poisoned arrows in war
fare. I'eople who feel they cannot win
except by the use of- such weapons
must lie, indeed, in sore straits.
The liraisilisn crown has been re
covered, but not by the mau who lost it.
Crowns have only historic value in all
purta of the Western hemisphere, even
Canada looking upou'them as something
to be endured rather thau admired.
A Possible Daaarer.
The "Immunity bath" might become
very popular among trust niagnatea, but
for the dangi r of things coming out in
o Tlsae for Bide laaaea.
Governor Cummins' attitude would seem
to Imply that any attempt on the part of
gtnator Eikins to butt into his third term
campaign will be wholly unaurcesaf ul.
I a Aaalasl It.
Between the well known fact that (vr-
poratlona have uu auuls and the newly
discovered one that the members of them
have no responsibility, II begins to look
as if reform were once more up against It
In quite the usual way.
Dolus Qalte Well, Thaak na.
St. Louis Olobe-Deniocrat.
All the railroads now operating through
out the country show a fine Increuse In
monthly earnings. They are evidently try
ing to get all they can out of the business
before the day of confiscation.
Tnarhed en a Tender Spot.
Somehow there seems to be an under
current of feeling In Senator Elklns' letter
to Governor Cummins, which Indicates that
the Senator has received a wound which
he doesn't care to exhibit frankly.
Ready to Make the Teal.
A man of millions In the west sas that
millionaires can lie happy .though rich. He
will find a few millions of his fellnw-citi-sens
anxious to test the case practically, so
as to decide between the two opposite views
as to the happiness conferred by money.
One Too Many for Ohio.
In Mr. aForakcr's humble opinion Tuft
should take that place on the supreme
bench. As the senator looks at It, there Is
but on Ohio man who can fairly be con
sidered as a presidential candidate, but
modesty forbids him from mentioning the
Hancombe Coats Moaey.
The free seeds distributed by congress
cost $90,000, but the expense Incurred In
putting them in packages, mailing and
carrying them at postal ratea la not less
than 1500,000. Buncombe Is a dear com
modity In whatever form it shows Itself.
Diplomacy's Saall Pace.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The trouble aeems to have grown out
of the fact that the Algeclras delegates
either were misinformed or they misun
derstood their respective governments.
When they are told that their appoint
ments are not for life or during good
behavior they will do something and ad
journ. ltoekefeller Can Tome Out.
81. Iuis Globe-Democrat.
The decision of Judge Humphrey In
cases of the meat packers Is that the men
at the head of the corporations, and doing
Its work, cannot be convicted of violations
of the trust laws, but that the corporations
themselves can be, and. In effect, have
been. Mr. Rockefeller may come out of
hiding when he hears that there Is a
chance for the Standard Oil company to
make a -vicarious atonement for him , If
anybody can And It at home.
The Man Who "Rolls" Cigarettes.
Kansas City Star.
It haa been ruled by the supreme court
of Nebraska that the anti-cigarette law in
that state is valid except as It applies to
the sort which the smoker "rolls" himself.
It might be construed as contempt of
court to tell the truth about the kind of
'coffin nails" which cigarette smokers
fashion with their pwn fingers. But it
seems to be nothing short of a public
duty to say that there is no hope for a
man after he begina to "roll" cigarettes.
So determined are the Ohio railroads to
give the people of the state no better than
the maximum S-cent rate Imposed by recent
legislative act, that they are considering
the withdrawal of excursion tlcketa sold at
one and a third of the regularfare whether
such excuraiona extend beyond Ohio or not.
It Is obviously rplts and net reason which
governs In this consideration. If the ex
cursions were not profitable they would
never have been persisted In, and if they
are now withdrawn a source of gain to the
roada will be abandoned. Cutting off one's
nose to spite the face is not a policy that
will long possess the Ohio railroads.
PAY OF I MTED STATES SOLIHKIIS
Reaaoaa In Support of an
Review of Reviews.
Plantation negroes are better paid than
our soldiers. The latter pay is $13 per
month, or 43'i cents per day. By add
ing the average allowance of 15 cents per
day for clothing and 1 cents for the ra
tion, we have the total of "6'i cents per
day, which Is less than any class of labor
quoted. Even the general laborer, with
out any special skill of any kind, com
mands an average wage of H.36 per day,
and the ordinary farm laborer M cents for
four roontha and $1.53 during the harvest
time. The lowest wages paid to any class
of labor In the Vnlted States, bo far as I
am able to find from the statistics of the
Department of Labor, is that paid to the
plantation negro laborers of the cane fields
of Loulnlana. For the years of 1889 to
1901. the average, wages paid to them at
Calumet, La., were as follows:
Cultivating season, men. without board,
76 cents per day; grinding season, men
without board, $1.25 per day; general aver,
age, $1 per day.
The laborers are furnished with houses.
-gardens and given othe privileges, be
aides being allowed Saturday ufternuona
off two or three times per month. From
this it will lie seen that the lowest aud
most Ignorant class of negro labor In the
country is better paid than the private
soldier In the army. The negro requires
little clothing, whereas the soldier must
always be decently dresaed. The negro
gets his Baturduy mid Sunday holidays,
whereas the soldier Is on duty at all
times, by night as well as by day. In
addition, the aoldler Is at all times sub
ject to orders which nnjr cause him to
give up hia life In their execution. This
should be worth something to him, as in
surance conipanlea recognise this risk by
charging him extra premiums. It is truq
that the government provides for the re
tirement of the soldier after thirty years'
service, with three-fourths of his pay on
the active list, a privilege which, the or
dinary does not enjoy, but the percentage
of men .who avail themselves of this ben
efit is so small, under present conditions,
and the reward so distant and remote,
that It doea not figure largely In the actual
computation of the soldier's pay.
Even hoepital accomuiociatloiia and med
icines, which are, furnished to the soldier
free, are now being provided by many of
the large industrial corporations without
charge to their employes. Medical atten
tion Is provided by tnai.y for the sick,
schools are maintained for I lie young,
comfortable quarters constructed for liv
ing purposes, hours of lalior reduced and
other inducements offered which make the
lot of the laborer far more easy and at
tractive than ever lfoi-v. Hut the py
of the soldier teni.iins practically the same
as It was twenty years ago. This proa,
peroua period lu pur country's history as
yet makes no corresiiondlng betterment for
the pay of the soldier, and he is the only
one' who has not shared In the general
prosperity. The -pay of the private, cor
porah and sergeant of the tine la the same
aa tliat fixed by congress July 1, 1871.
What wonder that noncommissioned offi
cers or privates who are discharged with
excellent character do not re-enlist, when
they can find other employment at higher
ages, fewer real riot ions and more at-
People Who Preyed t loa the Pablle
Hashing; for t'orer.
The beneficent effect of Investigation and
publicity is not confined to Insursnce cir
cles In New York. Other states and com
munities Imbued with the right spirit are
vigorously applying the probe and achiev
Ing results as unexpected as they are
gratifying. Three conspicuous Instances of
good results flowing from vigorous Inves
tigation of public affairs have been given
meager mention In the dispatches. Phil,
adelphla has turned the tables on the
franchise grabbers who thought they had
the community by the throat. Fee grab
bers In office In Cincinnati are returning
the funds, they grabbed, and a like epi
demic Is spreading in Indians as a result
of the campaign of Governor Hanly
against officeholders who farmed state
funds for their own benefit.
The Philadelphia Rapid Transit com
pany, caught In a trap that menaced Its
existence, has signed papers disgorging
franchlea acquired from the city before
the reform wave et In. The Market street
subway was to lie finished In three years.
Extension after extension was granted and
work went on leisurely. The last exten
sion of Urn' expires this April. Vnless
another extension Is granted, this fran
chise and others expire.
The political revolution swept away the
support the rspld transit company had
depended upon, and this week It faced the
veto of the subwsy extension, saw the
Philadelphia & Western throw off Its
mask and awoke with a bump.
To save Itself from ruin, tlie rapid
transit company today gave an astonish
ing example of self-sacrifice. It agrees to
complete within three years s subway tin
der Market street, from Fifteenth street
to the Delaware river: a subway under
Brood street, from Walnut north to the
end of the opened street; a subway under
Walnut street, from Broad to Fifth, under
Fifth street to Arch, and under Arch street
to Broad; nn elevated road from South
street and Delaware avenue to Frankford.
besides relinquishing several Important
franchises nnd to pay the city $4nO,omi.
All franchises vacated by the rapid
transit company will be taken up by the
Philadelphia A. Western, whose tracks
now run from Parkersburg. Pa., to Sixty
third and Market street. Fifty miles away
from Parkersburg at Hanover, Pa., runs
the Western Maryland, a Wabash connec
tion. The compan agrees to give the city
6 per cent of the gross revenue derived
from the lines.
The vacated franchises were part of tlie
famous franchise steal of 1901, when the late
'Al" Johnson, brother of the mayor of
Cleveland, sought to obtain street railway
rights In the city. Johnson surveyed the
streets, mapped out the lines, and, by using
virtually all of the unoccupied streets suit
able for car line?, worked out a compre
hensive system of subways and surface
He applied for his franchise, but the re
publican machine refused to listen to him.
Instead a number of politicians formed a
paper corporation. They went to Harrls
burg, the legislature railroaded through the
corporate grants and Governor Stone signed
the bill In the dead of night, after the mid
night session of the legislature.
The city councils here were then called
into extra session and granted franchises
covering every unoccupied street In the city
Ex-Postmsster General John Wanamaker
led a sensational fight against the steal and
made a formal offer to Mayor Ashbridge of
$,300.(100 to be paid Into the city treasury If
the franchises should bo given to him In
stead of the Mack-Foerderer politicians ask
ing for them. The mayor flung the offer
to the ground and signed the ordinances in
spite of a storm of public protest.
The politicians, holding the franchises st
once began to bargain with the Widener
Elklns Interests owning the Union Traction
company, and finally sold their easily ac
quired new franchises to the Wldener-Elk-ins
people for $1,500,000, practically all of It
clear profit upon a political holdup.
The Cnlon Traction company merged It
pelf Into the new company and after long
delay set out to build the Market Street
Elevated and Subway system upon one of
the grants. None of the other grants ever
was utilised, and In order to hold the Mar
ket street franchise the company has now-
been forced to relinquish over half of the
franchises It was forced Into buying.
The senate Investigation into the rule of
graft In Cincinnati and Hamilton county is
bearing much fruit. Cox and his pals
laughed at the Inquiry when first begun
and some of the bankers Involved elevated
themselves on airy dignity and refused to
tell what they knew. But when the grand
Jury became inquisitive the laugh vanished
and dignity dropped to zero. Ist Tues
day County Treasurer Hynicka, who ad
mitted receiving "gratuities" from bankers
sent to the county prosecutor a check for
tiS.iXO with a letter saying the check was
to secure the county In case it Is deter
mined throi'h court proceedings or other
wise that the money belonged to the county
Later In the day former County Treasurer
Tllden R. French deposited, subject to the
order of the county prosecutor, under the
same conditions, a check for Ho.oOO.
Following the receipt of these payments
the prosecutor was called up by telephone
by Rankin Jones, attorney for ex-Treasurer
John II. Gibson, and Informed that the last
named would send his check as soon as it
was determined what sum he had received
aa compensation from the banks. Mr. Jones
said Gibson was In Battle Creek, Mich. The
county prosecutor thinks the amount Gib
son will return is between $Wxi and $.V),0fl0.
The conviction of Stats Auditor Shirley
of Indiana on the charge of pocketing the
fees of the office and loaning state money
for personal profit Is supplemented by a
demand on Ills predecessors In the same
office to call at the state house and square
accounts. Acojrdlng to the report sub
mitted to Governor Hanly by the com
mittee investigating the slate auditor's
office. J. O. Henderson and A. C. Imlly.
former auditors, owe the state Sltj.C.61. Of
this sum Mr. Henderson Is charged wilh
$111, Vii. and Mr. Dally with $i3."W7. Both
deny that they owe the state anything,
though each professes a willingness to
adjust whatever Indebtedness there may
be found to be. The governor has In
structed the attorney general to institute
proceedings for the recovery of these
amounts, and this will be done by Mr.
I Miller unless a satisfactory answer Is re
I celved from the men wilhln a reasonable
The charge ia that Mr. Henderson aud
Mr. Dally retained for themselves a com
mission of 10 per cent on Insurance feep
that they had no light, to collect, as the
fees iu question should have been paid
directly to tne state treasurer. The other
items are interest and feea which, it is
alirged. that neither man bad a right to re.
celve. Considering 'the outcome of Shirley's
case, it is likely Henderson and Daily will
be glad to settle on a money basis.
Senator Culberson walked Into the sen
ate restaurant and saw Senator Dolliver
sitting at a table with some friends. The
Iowa man looked up as the Texan entered
and said: "Come over here, Culbersou and
Join us." Senator Culberson crossed the
room and said: "Good morning, senator;
how are you?" "Just and reasonable,"
answered Dolliver. "if "'it 'lllv remunerate?."
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Leigh World: Every Nebraskan feels the
loss of a true and tried friend.
Blue Springs Sentinel: The slate loses a
grand old Nebraskan In his death.
Stiomsburg News: He died beloved and
honored by his fellow liitxuns of every
party and creed.
Bi'libner News: As a whole, his career
was such as to win for hhn the respect of
the citizens of the state.
York Times: His was an active and hon
orable career, more than half a century of
which was spent In Nebraska.
Stanton Phket: General Thayer was a
worthy citizen nnd statesman and wil ever
be remembered by many Nebraskuns.
Crete Vlilette-llerald : One of the best
things that can be said of General Thayer
Is that he died a comparatively poor mau.
Gibbon Reporter: Nebraska has lost
another of Its most distinguished citizens.
His memory will ever be cherished by Ne
Beatrice Times: He was old In years nnd
In that glory which transmits Its radiance
to those whom he leaves behind and to fu
Holdrege Progress: The memory of hia
long, useful life will remain a monument
to the purl he played In making the his
tory of Nebraska.
Taylor Clarion: Jnlin.M. Thayer occupies
a place in the history of Nebraska and In
the affections ot Its people which no other
man ever did or ever can claim.
Stanton Register: A brave soldier of tlie
civil war and a statesman of force and abil
ity. As governor, he was above the aver
age. He was one ot Nebraska's great men.
Kearney Hub: He was Jast an honeBl,
earnest man, performing each duty consci
entiously and righteously. This was enough
and constitutes his most enduring monu
ment. Columbus Journal: No Nebraskan has
ever died leaving a richer heritage of all
the virtues that tend to Inspire better liv
ing In private life and higher ideals in pub
Bloomlngton Advocate: General Thayer
has beery "a conspicuous character in the
growth and development of thla state and
we believe has been free from corruption
of any kind.
Nebraska pity Tribune: A brave and
loyal soldier, a conscientious public official,
an upright and honorable citizen, hia nuine
will ever hold an assured place In the his
tory of his adopted state.
Hastings Tribune: In many ways General
Thayer was Nebraska's most Illustrious cit
izen. His life was almost wholly given to
public service, in civic and military affairs,
and he died an honored and respected man.
Columbus Telegram: When the history of
Nebraska shall have been written, and
written true, Its pages will be illuminated
by portrayal of the deeds of valor per
formed on the sanguinary field of war by
John M. Thayer, by recital of his actw of
kindness and of mercy toward his fellow
men and by ills record of honor In the chair
of the state and in the halls of congress.
'PRISTS ATTACKING HEPIBMCAX"
Importaace of Xest Fall's Political
St. Louis Globe-Deniorrat.
There are Intimations from Washington,
New Y'ork and Chicago that the heads of
the great combines are to take a hand
against the republican party in the con
gressional canvass of 190. It Is easy to be
lieve this. Trust ism at this moment Is
fighting for its life. It Is being assailed
by the whole power and Influence of the
Roosevelt administration. Behind Roosevelt
and Moody stand the ".OTO.OoO republicans
of thr I'nited States. Ready also to aid tlie
republicans If the- trusts show any sign
of getting tlie upper hand In the congres
sional election stand hundreda of thousands
of democrats, who recognize thut ' osc
velt and the republican party are fighting
the battles of the 85,OiMW of American
It Is a republican administration which
Is making the light for the people uinst
the heads of the great combines, and these
magnates will use all their resources In
chicane and wealth to strike down the
republican party In the election a few
months hence. A defeat for Ihe republicans
this year would, as the trust bosses reason,
not only put the republicans out of power
In congress during the second half of Ronse
vels's term, but excite popular distrust
against him, and tic his hands in his fight
against the lawbreakers. The trusts have
no grudge against the democratic parly.
In tlie part of tlie second Cleveland admin
istration in which tlie democracy had not
only the president, but hot It branches of
congress and the entire machinery of tlie
federal government. It did . nothing to
molest the combines or to make them
afraid. I'nder deiuiM iallr' sway loilay th
republican antitrust act of 1WX. which
Roosevelt is enforcing, would is- as' (lead
as it was in 18M-7. when Cleveland was in
power. A victory for the democracy this
year would be a victory for trust ism in
the most offensive shape iu which It chii
present itself. Behind every democratic
candidate for cengress w'll stand Itie re
sources and tlie power of the packers' com
bine, for the Hills and tlie Morgans of the
Northern Securities compuny, which Roose
velt overthrew in l'.M: and tlie real of tho
aggregations of consolidated capital whose
existence will be meiieced if the r publicans
win. Against tlie liunded barons of corpor
ate greed the republican parly Is hattlliui
for the Industrial freedom of Su.l"i,n) of
Americans In the congressional canvass
of 19u. and the fight which it is preparing
to put up and tlie principles which will
Involved w ill make the contest memorable.
Wa II th best Ohio an
Al H L. A I 1)11 .
l ID r vv n esrinisi niinvit, nanna, onvi u a 11 , if iiihi biwr.
for gonaral urg, ut Chrok Lump, 99.50; Nul, $5. CO par ton
Ml'irl Lump, 94.7S; Larg Nut, 94.50-mak a hot, qulok fir.
Our hartf al la tria SCXANrOl, th baat Pennsylvania anthraeita
W ala ll Spadra, th harrjaat and clanat Arkanaaa hard al
All ur eal hand aernd and vl(hd evr any city aeal 4alrd
coutant Q. squires v0;.:;".?;"
Secretary Taft has reduced Ills . weight
nearly fifty pounds. When he gets lid of
seventeen pounds more one of his ambi
tions will have been realized, ss thst will
bring him down to an even !"0.
Two Minneapolis men, Charles E. and
Frederick It. Burch, have Just made rub
llc their plans for a dash for the north
pole during the present year In nn he
autolKiat, on which thry have been working
for some time.
Captain Bailey K. Ashford has had so
much success fighting the "lazy bug" in
Porto Rico that Government Agent Harris
has been sent to the Island to be Instrtn-teil
In his methods with a iw of Introducing
them among tlie men digging the Panama
The Ohio tramp, who, having been con
verted, desires to pay for the rides he hsd
Btolen on freight trains finds the corpora
lion responsive. It Is now making out his
bill Ht first-class rales, although he usually
rotfe on a brake beam. In fairness, some
thing should lie deducted for the times
he got kicked oft.'
A party of visitors to Washington were
taken In to see the supreme court. They
stood for a few moments and gazed with
awe on that distinguished Isjdy. "What
do you think ot them, Johnny?" asked the
fond papa in the putty of his son. "Why."
Johnny replied. "I think' they look like a
tree, full of owls."
Pictures of Mary Ellen Iase attached to
a patent medicine ad yanks memory bark
to when Mary got her picture In the pa
pers without the risk of taking a pill. Tltn
shattered the hopes and theories of the
distinguished populist and her pictured
looks proves she takes her medicine like
the rest of the tribe.
Captain Joseph Burger of St. Paul be
lieves he reached the rank of captain
younger than any other man 111 America.
He enllst'd in lsfil, when 13 years old. lu
his second engagement at Dalton, On.,
he lost his left arm, besides receiving
wounds In his right arm and leg. He wa
promoted to captaincy at the ago of 1.
Lucius Ttittlc, president of the Bnstoi
Jk tl.iln. I. . . . , .
..A,,.,., iminoi, nun jin-r eeicnraieu 111s
win uiimuMy. ne is one ot ine moil
active business men in New England
never misses a day from his office, holds
a high rank as a public speaker and his
views on public questions of the day are
always Impartial and carry admitted au
thority. l.K.HT AM BRIGHT.
"Do you take me for an ostrich?" cried
the fussy husband who had Just found a
cherry stone lu tlie pie.
"No," replied the fenrless young wife.
"An ostrich can hide his head. You can't
hide yours because your eara are too long."
Cleveland Iiuln Dealer.
The Roman soldiers hud completed the be
nevolent asslmlllation of Carthage.
"Now, then." gloated Sclpio Africanus,
"perhaps those Phoenicians that set tie,
this town will be able to see their Phoenlsli,
Yet the Romans gave a tremendous blow
out In honor of this barbarian when he
returned home! Chicago Tribune.
"Mrs.-Pufnvigh still retains some vestlgfs"'
of her former beauty."
"Eh! Where are they?"
"In the photographs she had taken thirty
years ago." Cleveland Pluin Dealer.
Irute Customer There's more water in
the milk you sell than any I ever saw!
Imperturbable Milkman That only shows,
ma'am, that you never opened a cocoamil.
Tho Flirt Congratulate me.
The Bachelor Really?
"Yea, I'm going to be married."
"I'm to glad."
"Are you. really?"
"Yes. really! You know, I was alwaes
a little afraid of you." Yonkera States
man. A smart young fellow called out to a
farmer who was sowing sed In his field,
"Well done, old fellow, you sow, I reap
"Maybe you will." said the farmer, "for
I'm sowing hemp," Harper s Weekly.
Mr. Stoplate Dear me, what lime Is It?
Alias Tersleep It Isn't.
Mr. Stoplate Eh? 1 don't
Miss Tersleeii It isn't nine at all I think
It must be eternity. Cleveland Leader.
"And now." said -the woman lecturer,
glancing ut her notes, "I approach a more
difficult problem. What shall we do witli
our bad bovs?" '
"Spank 'em. ma'am. siank "em!" yelled
an enthusiastic but old fashioned man lu
tho audience. Chicago Tribune.
"They tell me," said Thompson, "that you
apiieared at tlie fancy dress ball aa a full
"Not kilty." replied Hillings, who Is es
teemed a great wit. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
THE CAIV HIS ART.
New York Sun.
From out her little dinner pail
She took a rookie plump and brown;
She slipped it underneath my desk
Ami 1. a bumpkin and a clown.
Forthwith pioieeiled to invite
My appetite und dull Its smart;
But ere I out it out of sight
1 saw it bore a candy heart.
Ah! When her glossy pigtail curl
Made way for frizzes, why deny
She managed both by hook or crook
To pass me comfits on the sly?
At recess when we tttood apart
And wove tlie duisy chain, ah! she
Broke with her teeth the candy heart
And gave the better half to ine.
And when the dally lessons were
All Saul and done und put away,
le und put away,
And we strolled hand In hand nlong
The maple lane at close of day
We leaned upon the rustic rail
To watch tlie rivulets Is-low
Scatter I heir hubbies In the trail
Of the pule moonlight's silver glow.
Toiiighl, the little candy heart
1 find among niv treasures:
A something sacred, ah! It aeems
Tu me a kiss from paradise.
A anly heart, h golden trees.
Ah! as my fingers gently twine
The vilkeii curl with soft caress.
My bpa they sigh: "Sweetheart of irilne.
Colorado Coala -eUan, hot, lasting:
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