Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 02, 1906, Page 4, Image 4
THE OMAHA DAILY BKK: MONDAY. APltlL 2, 4 The Omaha Daily Bee. E. R08EWATER, EDITOR. rVBIJFHED EVERT MORNINO. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION. Pally Fee (without eiundey), on year. .ICO Illy B and Sunday. on m I1lurtratd Bee, one year 2 5" Nnnitav Be, on year I -M Saturday Hee, on year 1& DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Dally Be (Including Sunday), per week.Kn Da.llv Br (without Runriav). t week. .12c Evening Be (without Bunday), per week e Evening Be (with Sunday), tr wck..lOo Sunday He, per ropy Annreas complaints or irregninrmes in v. livery to City Circulation Department. offices. Omaha Th Be Building. South Omaha City Hall Building. Council Bluff 10 pearl Street. t hirmrn lfcto t'nltv Ruildina. New York life Home Life In. Building. Washington 401 Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. rfiMmiiniMHmi raiatln to new and edi torial matter ahould be addressed: Omaha Be, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order payabl to The Be Publishing Company. Only l-eent stamp received as payment of mall accounts, rersonm tnn-r, v Omaha or eastern exchanges, not ar-ceptea. THE BEB PUBLISHING COMPAM. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION, ft ... - ukM.ka rwMisria Countr. as.: C. C. Roeawater. general manager of The Be publlahlng Company, being duly -worn, saya that th actual number ot full and complete copies of The Dally, Morning. Evening and Sunday Be printed during the month or warcn, iw, was - ii. 1. .. .ol.a-tO 2. t .... ita,iBO 4 ... IVOO g .1,4T 7 ai.ono t StUW) 17 IUt,ln 1 . 19 S1.40O an '. aijiivo Jl SI, 130 a nuts 23.. 24.. 25.. X.. S7.. 28.. 29.. SO.. 31.. .M.03O 83,120 ,1!M aijiio si ,OBO St 340 aijtxo rtLiroo Jia.iao I. ..JI1.37 ,.x2,oao ..20MOO . .81,410 10 11 11 IS u. 15 R1.1BO is 1.-430 " Total.. MT,40 !.. iinnold eorjlee 10.T41 Net total sal.. 4B,T0 rmllv averaa-a 81,151 C. C. ROSE WATER, General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to befor m. this at day -"fc, VD ' Notary Public. WHEW OCT OF TOWJI. Sobseribem lea-ring- the r -orarllr iksill kava The Bee mallan to then. Aadress will ehnae4 a oftea aa reo,re. Perhaps a few days' idleness will give both miners and operators a better opin ion of work". The good old bock beer season cornea Just In time to lend est to the con cluding weeks of the municipal cam paign. lr. Bobbins evidently believes that a bad compromise la better than a good fight when the people of the entire na tion Is affected. Orent Britain la to spend $15,000 In advertising for recruits for ita army. Thus does another "Yankee" idea gain headway abroad. ' The anow blockade in Colorado "la 'broken and the; coemtry may prepare Hot blockades by Hood - In the lower Mississippi valley. , . k. - . . i ' . ha 3oago .commission reports in ef feet that King Leopold has managed affairs in a proper manner, but should change his methods. Mrs. Storer and Mrs.' Morris have learned that sex is no excuse for fool ishness when dealing with the occupant of the White House. Indian records at Muskogee have been stolen, showing that the "speculators' re letting nothing escape before the tribes are disbanded. The Integrity ot Morocco la assured and now European statesmen might turn their attention to making unques tioned the Integrity of Its ruler. The self-styled Good Government league admits ttat It got the cart be fore the horse and it has therefore un hitched and gone back to the atable. By the time Japan has solved the problem of national ownership of the ralroads the United States will have discovered some constitutional plan of rogulatlng them. The Omaha Grain exchange insists upon maintaining its aepmrate Identity. For two-year-old the new Grain ex change to a vigorous youngster, quite uble to stand alone. That Sioux Falls man who could not Hud s preacher in Connecticut to marry him because be had been divorced should have stayed at home, where the preachers are' not so particular. Tne United Irish society Is planning another campaign In the United States. It would pay Irishmen- In America to do what they can to have members of the British Parliament placed on a salary. The competing ' claimants for the 93,000 prise hung np by the last legisla ture for the first discovery of coal in Xebraska in paying quantities should get together sod divide the pot before It eludes their grasp altogether. fcweditth-Amerlcan voters should re member that three year ago John But ler ran by petition for the express pur pose of beating an eminently respected Kwedlsh-American who had secured the republican nomination for building In-siK-ctor. And they should remember also tU.it the first name on Butler's petition as an independent candidate against the Swedish nominee for building inspector wus' the traitorous name of John West iKMg. who has for years traded on his Swedish nativity and traded off Lis SffedlkU countrymen for his persoual iMottt or aggrandisement. rorcLAn choice of.sesatoks. The democratic World II erg Id, which lias been vociferously demanding di rect primary nomination when not within reach, is openly opposed to di rect primary nomination of candidates for the democratic state ticket this fall. To excuse Its backsliding it offer plan for getting public sentiment on democratic aspirants for tho Lnitel States senate by requiring tliem all to take advantage of the constitutional provision permitting them to go on the official ballot by petition. This propo sition, so far as it relates to the demo cratic choice for United States senator, would not call for a discussion, but for the fact that it had already been previ ously suggested for the republicans by those who are opposed to both direct primaries and state convention nomina tion. ' The plitn to submit the names of all senatorial aspirants to an expression of popular preference on the regular bal lot at election time might be feasible if all agreed to do so and all legislative candidates agreed In advance to stand by tho candidate in his own party who made the best showing. " The rub would come, however, in enforcing the popu lar choice, should the party majority in the legislature be close and the cor porations control enough unscrupulous membera to thwart the popular will. That is what happened when Senator Van Wyck sought re-election in and that is what happened again in 1001. The - constitutional expression of preference at the election, however, would unquestionably be better than a knock-down and drag-out fight iq the legislature, or a barter and sale market In a state convention, but it would not be as good as a direct primary nomina tion, which would give every member of the rank and file of the party a voice as to who should be the recognized candidate for United States senator and entitled to undivided party support in the legislature. JUDICIAL REVIEW AMEyDMEXT. Agreement on a Judicial review amendment to the Dolllver-Hepburn rate bill by the known friends of that measure marks an important stage in Its progress in the senate. The amend ment, while it specifically provides for appeal to the United States circuit court from the orders of the commis sion, has obviously been drawn with the purpose of limiting appeal strictly to the minimum required by the con stitution. Jurisdiction being conferred on the circuit court only "to hear and determine In any such suit whether the order complained of was beyond the authority of the commission or In vio lation of the rights of the carrier se cured by the constitution." - . It has been the view of many of its strongest advocates, including the pres ident himself, not only that the con stitutional right of appeal would exist In any event, but also that the validity of the bill would not be impaired if express review provision were not made In it. . Others, however, who claim to b friendly to its purpose, hold that the measure would be unconstitutional with- out such provision for court review Still others, who It is believed are really hostile, have taken advantage of this point to obstruct the bill and to cloak the real motive of their effort to defeat or to weaken it. The fact that President Roosevelt ap proves npy proposed amendment will be accepted by the public as assurance that it surrenders no substantial point In the struggle for ratr control, and that at the same time It may secure substantial tactical advantage for the bill In the senate. If on the one hand the amend ment removes honest constitutional scruples of senators favorable to rail rate control, It will tend en the other hand te unmask those who have merely made pretense of such scruples. The public has Justly looked with ex treme suspicion on the obstinate efforts in quarters hostile to the bill to enmesh the findings of the, commission to the utmost in Judicial proceedings, but no suspicion can attach to an amendment really drawn to strengthen the law when It runs the gauntlet of the courts, as it must eventually do. ARBITRATION VlfLIKELT. One noteworthy feature of the recent coal conferences is the indisposition of the nluers all the way through to coun tenance settlement of differences with the ciierators by arbitration. Several proposals of arbitration were formally made by the latter, but all were ignored or rejected by the former. The offer telegraphed to President RooFevelt by the operators of the south western district compromising Missouri, Ksi.sas, Arkansas, Texas and Indian Territory, to submit all questions at is sue to arbitration btore a commlsslou to be appointed by him. the award to be binding on both operators and miners. Is Identical with the proposition which the miners unanimously and de risively voted down. W. I. Ryan of r.llhois, one of the leaders of the miners, who n.ade the motion that "the arbitra tion proiKMltiou le referred and placed on filo among other memoirs for future refcMrce," in his seerh declared, amid applause: "I don't believe in arbitrating anything unless I know I am golntf to win." It is therefore .not likely that the president, for the preseut at least. Mill take any step toward arbitration in the southwestern coal region. The ballot as made up for the coining primary includes alleged fftrfig for the oflWa of city treasurer and tax com missioner, but no authority to canvass votes for these offices has yet been dis covered. Ho far as the provisions of the law go. votes for cm ml Mm tea i iiotilnat'ons to offices that are not to be "voted on at the election have no mora force or effect than votes at tills time for president of the United Ststea. . tOSTROL VS- OWSEHSHIP. It is hardly worth while for the present to speculate on the application In our country of the plan of govern ment ownership of railroads which has Iteen adopted in Japan, or to take seri ously the calculations which have been made in Washington, to the effect that on the basis of purehose in Japan, or b capitalisation at 5 per cent on the average annual net earnings during three years, it would require I12.MK), 0fkMK to buy outright the American roiuK We are actually engaged in an effort to solve the problem by an en tirely different method which has not jet been tried out nor Indeed more than fulrly itegun government control of roads under private ownership. The alternative of government ownership will not le here resorted to until the method of control without ownership shall have been tried out, and that, too, with the utmost patience and thorough ness. Iu point of fact ownership Involves most of the difficulties which are In volved in control, besides many others. The fixing of a valuation for purchase Implies precisely the prerequisite to con trol of roads as to charges on a basis of fair compensation for the investment In them. The question of fictitious cap italisation In the form of watered stocks and bonds is involved in Its length and breadth In the one case as In the other. We have not come decisively to that question as yet, although we must reach it and apewer It before the paramount obJ.7ct of control can be attained. What we are engaged Upon Just now is an effort to supply the necessary legal means of applying the public authority to rates, by Itself not an easy thing, but when this shall have been accom pi lulled it will remain to fix the rates reasonably, that is to say, to determine a reasonable valuation of transportation property, on which the owners are en titled to compensatory returns. There Is this advantage of the con trol over the ownership method, that It affords more opportunity for progres siye application. Government can direct lta course in the light of experience ag each step Is taken. Under our lustitu- tionn ownership could not begin except by fixing irrevocably a purchase valua tion In advance, which under existing conditions could not now be done with any sort of safety or certainty. If pro prlc-tary Interests and interests In syni. pnthy or in league with them are so potential In government now, few would L ! 1 1 1 i . w wining io risK so tremendous an issue as that of final valuation on a sin gle turn of the political lottery wheel, even if no olber hazards were Incmdod. It is by no means accepted by our people, however they may be dlssJi "Sflcd with transportation abuses, as probable that the public authority through the machinery of our government, particu larly the courts, is incapable of ascer tattling a fair valuation of coinmou car rier propei ty as a busls of rates to be enforced without taking on the burden of ownership. Our people were able for centuries to do this. The chances of coimi free the last half century have 1eel1 R0 immense that the readjustment of legal means is difficult and requires time. It would not be surprising if the adjustment proceeds through such moven-ents as the one now coming to a neau in congress and later in the courts, the interest that wiJ cry out serloufly for government ownership may be the proprietary corjioratlon in terest For the public now striving for con trol, without ownership, on the line of fair rates to falter with or turn towards ownership would be to lose all that has been giiined and to postpone, at least for n long time, even the Wginulng of tllo nov regime. ISSUES jAKD SWg ISSUES ine primary election campaign in Omaha, which is approaching its close, is replete more with side Issues than Issues. Among the issues of ,the cam paign, or course, are, economical and business-like administration of city af fairs, the regulation of public servk corporations and the requirements of honesty and honest labor from every city omclal and employe. On these points all candidates are profuse in the! promises. The further Issue on .wblc there is a divergence is that between the enforcement of the law with purl tank ill strictness on one side, or with unrestricted license and licentiousness on the other, or Mith reasonable and sensible discretion as the third choice. The effort to ring iu municipal owner ship by resurrecting the subject of water works purchase has made no im pression because those attempting now to flaunt -the municipal ownership ban ner have shown themselves in the past to be obstructors of municipal owner ship when wltblu reach and their claim for credit for promoting the water works purchase is sadly punctured by the fact that .Omaha seems no nearer a municipal water plant today than It was three years ago. The same is true with reference to the Fontanelle claim for credit for the direct primary law. This law was se cured by the united action of the legis lative delegation from Douglas county in which Fontanelle members were in the great majority. The principal of the direct primary, on the other hand, which requires free and unimpeded choice of nominees by the rank and tile, is practically nullified by the methods of the Fontanelles, who undertook In advance to make up a slate among their own members and rule out all other candidates, thus usurping to a self ap pointed iHjlittt-al junta, rights that should be exercised by the whole party, Uvu If the Futuaaelle candidates were otherwise unobjectionable the manner of their projection subverting the basic principle of direct nomination, should count against them. In addition to thin, the personality of the candidates, the reliability of their pledges, their records as private citizens and public officers,' their claims upon the party for party service, should ail be taken Into consideration and given due weight by each Individual voter. William J. Broatch has sold out all his business Interests in Omaha and announced his Intention of retiring to his farm in Virginia unless the city of Oinaba gives htm a Job with the mayor's alary attached. Unless we are' mis taken, our people want a man for mayor whose fortune is linked for both pres ent and future with the fortunes of Onmha. One of the local weeklies suggests that "Mayor Zimman, If he chose to make the most of his opportunities, might start something right interesting In police affairs while he Is permitted to swing the executive, baton." There s no question but what the new mayor could, if he would, call the political po lice and police court officers to time. But will he? The World Herald has at last got around to boost Tom Hoctor for mayor of South Omaha. The last time Hoctor indulged bis political ambitions this same democratic organ announced In advance that it would not support him, if nominated, because he had no claim upon democrats.. Calling; a Desert Peace. New York Tribune. Reports received by the Russian govern ment show that 14,130 persons were killed and 1,624 wounded in the internal disturb ances of the last year. That can scarcely be called making a desert and calling It peace, but it suggests that famous phrase. Recoarnlsed III t'lncli. Chicago News. -Vic President Archbold's frank admis sions that he Is "familiar with the produc tion of oil in this country" rnay be classed as one of the truly extraordinary develop ments of the investigation. Think of any Standard Oil magnate's knowing anything about the business. Goes J a at the Same. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Just at present there Is no Indication, that th horse will have to go. During the last five years he has increased his numbers by 3.000,000 and these represent an added value of 3222,000,000. Evidently the automobile Isn't doing what some imaginative people predicted It would do. How the Yellow Sons Soothes. New Tork. Tribune. Of course all sensible people deplore the extravagance and elaptrap of sensational journalism. . but It Is surprising and also not a little amusing to note the toleration certain persons exercis In regard to It so long as the sensational newspapers are exploiting them, and how clearly they per eeive the menace of this variety of journal' Ism so soon as Its batteries are turned against them. " oiler Before the Court. . Philadelphia Ledger. The man had been arrested as he was rolling a cigarette In Nebraska, but he faced the court unblanchlng. Your honor, he said, ' the right oft a man to' roll his own cigarette In this atat has already keen vindicated." He cited precedent. "As to that, answered the judge, "you seem, on the face of It, to be correct, but my learned brother erred. There Is more Involved than the mere rolling. Tou know how you moUtten 4 cigarette after it has been rolled?" The prisoner admitted possession of the knowledge. "Well," resumed the judge, "it is our anti- expectoration law you are up against." Thereupon they soaked him duly. HTRIGGI.E FOR SI CCFSS. Change oted la the Condition of the Contest. ' Chicago Tribune. - The world-wide struggle for success has always been going on. but nowhere has It been so generally participated In or ao hard fought aa it in now In the United States It Is the biological struggle for existence carried Into the highest sphere of life. The struggle for existence among animals Is carried on chiefly with tooth and claw. The battle for success among civilized men Is carried on mainly with cunning, skill and genius. There have been some changes In the conditions of the contest besides that of weapons which are worth noting. The struggle for existence among animals In a state of nature necessarily is Imme diately destructive, however much in tba long run It may promote evolution, while that among civilised men generally is and almost always might be wholly construc tive. Under natural conditions the nunibe; of animals that can find In a given area enough nuts or fruit or grass to live on Is strictly limited. The success of some, therefore, means the death of others. If the vanquished are not killed by the vic tors they must starve to death. The same thin? was true once among men, but science, the arts, division of labor have made it true among hem no longer. Whether one man's success hurts other men depends now on the way he wins and use It. If he win It by treachery and rob bery and use It for purposes ft extortion, like some American "captains of indus try," It Is Injurious to others. Its effects are strictly analogous to those of the de structive vlctery of the beast that preys. On the other hand, the success of the man who rises, and. having risen, holds his place by sheer force of character and ability, is a blensing not only to himself but to those over whom he triumphs and everyone else. A man cannot honestly get to and keep at the top of a great business without Introducing Into it economies or improved methods which benefit his custom ers and the public. He cannot honestly get to and keep at the top of his profes sion, whether it be that of lawyer, phy sician, engineer or statesman, without ren dering services that redound to the advan tage of the community. The public does not think things out fast, but usually In the end it geta around to the right conclusion. Cnder the Influence of the classic iugllli political economy, which came near teaching that everything economic that la I right, there long ex isted a tendency to regard every man who achieved large material success as a kind of publio benefactor. It has lately dawned on the popular consciousness that a man may amass wealth nnd give employment to thousands of people and still be only a public robber a human beast that preys. It seems likely, therefore, that hereafter a healthier public sentiment regarding the struggle for success will exlxt. There will be. as there should be, a disposition to measure a man's genius and claims to pub lic rpct less by the results he achieves and ssers by th way h achUvt them. bit or wAsnixtiTo l.irr,. Mlaor Seeaes a. 4 laeldeat sketefceg a th S. Senator l.a FVIlrtte ot Wisconsin I not saying much In th senate, but what he saya and does Is effective. Through his watchfulness and knowledge of schemes h has prevented the consummation of a deal through the five tribes bill whereby corporations might have secured posses slon of 00,nno acres of Indian coal lands valued at KOOO.onO.OiO. Th senator ha not as yet Uken part in the rate regulation debate, but Is actively co-operating with th supporters of the Hepburn bill. When Penator Bailey was called away by the death of his father, the Wisconsin senator took the Texas senator's seat as general counsel to Senator Tillman, custodian of th rate bill. The New Tork Times corre spondent says "this combination between a republican and a democrat Is a curious Illustration of the extent to which party lines have disappeared In the debate. It attractod no comment, and It seemed per fectly natural that a republican senator should take the place of a democrat as counsel to another democrat. From the be ginning of the session the progress toward this remarkable state of affairs has been continuous. The statehood bill, sent over by th house as a party measure and dragooned through that body by appeals to stand by th organisation, was disposed of In the senate without the slightest at tention to partisanship. There was no party division in the disposition of the Philippine tariff bill. There had been lin gering traces of party division, however, prior to th advent of th rate bill. What finally broke It up was the sensational performance of Mr. Atdrlch In placing Tillman, a democrat. In charge of Presi dent Roosevelt's Interests." The other day Senator La Follette sat in Dolllver's seat In the back row listening Intently to McCumber's speech, when Rep resentative Babcock entered the chamber. The two are foes to the death. The sen ator nearly bowled Babcock out of con gress two years ago and has a long knife whetted for his scalp this year. Babcock rolled along bark of the seats In a preoccupied way and flung himself down in Alger's seat, which is - next to Dolllver's. Then he turned about toward the Wisconsin senator to see who his neighbor might be and shake hands with him In the customary manner of repre sentatives when they visit the senate. When he saw who his neighbor was, a look of horror possessed his entire coun tenance, his Jaw fell and he hurriedly gathered himself together and fled through the side door. la toilette sat through It all with a castiron smile- Every day is Tillman's day in the senate, The senator from South Carolina has de veloped into a poet. He was asked when he would write his book in response to the criticisms of the senate. "I have neither the ability nor the tfme to write a book," said Senator Tillman, "but 1 can write poetry. Watch me.M Senator Tillman sat down and wrote these lines on a typewriter: Teddy and Till went up the hill To get the people a good rate bill; Teddy sent messages. Till he snorted. And all the while the lawyers cavorted.. When In the senate the vote was over The people were not In It, the railroads In clover. Will Teddy fall down and break his crown And Till come tumbling after? During a speech In the senate Mr. Till man quoted Mr. Bpooner's recent speech devoted to pointing out the necessity for careful legislation anl also made mention of a cartoon Illustrating the effect of Judge Humphrey's recent decision In the Beef trust ease. The -Wisconsin senator ob jected that his friend was going too far. and declared that It was the first Urn that he. had ever known a judicial opinion to be Impeached by a cartoon. "Cartoons often point out some pertinent facts," remarked Mr. Tillman. "The last cartoon I saw of the senator from South Carolina." said Mr. Spooncr, "showed him being kicked over by donkey." "The last I saw," said Mr. Tillman, "showed me riding a donkey and the ele phant tied to the donkey's tall." There was a roar of laughter in the gal leries which extended to the senate floor. "I saw a cartoon of myself," said Mr. Spooner, when he could again be heard, "which showed me in a suit of Secretary Taft's clothes, but I did not Illustrate any principle." At another point Mr. Foraker made iin inquiry as to what question was before the senate. "I am before the senate." responded the South Carolinian. "Nothing unusual in that. The senator is always before the senate." retorted Mr. Foraker. Speaker Cannon was undertaking to lay down the law of party regularity to Rep resentative Month 11 of Wyoming the other day on statehood. He held that Mondell was playing Into the hands of the demo crats by opiios'lng the Cannon policy. Mon dell had only one answer to every argu ment. "I don't need the mileage," he kept telling the speaker every time the speaker laid down a proposition which, when divested of Its word covering, meant "Follow me." "What In thunder do you mean by' telling me you don't need the mileage?" demanded the sneaker. "Why, If I am to vote your convictions on this matter Instead of mine I might send you my proxy and stay in Wyoming." said Mondell. "The only thing I would lose would be mileage." The speaker did not like that argument, so Mondell Is marked as being given over to his Idols in Irredeemable fashion. Among the crowds of visitors In Washing ton th other day was a young Ohioan named Bud Keifer. Two of the sights he wanted to see were Senators Foraker and Dick, but one of these gentlemen was ab sent and the other too busy. The door keeper Informed Bud that he would cull out Senator Clark's secretary. Oeorge GUI! land, an Ohio man. Bud was delighted, he and Mr. Uilliland having bees' schoolmate. As they stood chatting over old times Hud was Introduced to one or two senators who passed by. Then Vice President Fairbanks came along and Mr. Gilllland said: "Mr. Vice President, let me introduce Bud Keifer of Ohio." The vice pretddent stuck out Ms hand. Bud grasped it briskly and said: "Glad to meet you, sir. What's the name. please?" Yons m Blend la the Court. Cincinnati Enquirer. The supreme court of the I'nlted States Is a body of great dignity and a gisd de- I gree of seclusion. Some men go to that i august elevation and are forever afterward "dead to the world." With William If. Taft It will be different. He will still have the gloss and ginger of young manhood, and will occasionally cast his judicial Wiin. .- contemptuously in a corner and go It nJin-'l liown Pennsylvania avenue, stop ping In th hotels, -clubs and pi a res to see whnt the Ix'.s are doing. HrMn4 HI Imagination. Pu-l;. ; wv.s! '.ji be forgotten thut it was abso lutely impossible for the man who declared that fine words butter no parsnips to have any adoquat undrataoding of the compre hensive oop ot th modern jolly. WALTHAM The movement is the essential part of a watch. A Waltham movement is always right. "Th Perfected American Wtch," n iHastnted book ofMeresHng information aboat nvttches, free upon request AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY. , WALTHAM, MASS. STATE PRESS COMMENT. Cuir County Beacon: The Idea of Jim Dahlman being elected mayor of the great city of Omaha! That's the trouble with so many of our large cities now they seem unable to shake oft their Dahlman. Schuyler Free Lance5 It's a rare day when Omaha does not have a robbery of some kind. Omaha Is considered th worst criminal resort of th nation. The Oma hoga shquld elect W. J. Broatch mayor and keep right along In the procession. Kearney Democrat: Th Burkett bill making two judicial districts has been accepted by the senate, which Indicates that the senate has listened to the voice of the politician rather than to the voice of the people. Vox Del, vox popull, never goes far enough to be understood by the senate, and our state will be divided by the Piatt river. Nebraska Politician: Self-government Is something for which the cities and towns of Nebraska long have contended. The decision of Governor Mickey to recommend to th legislature that chartered munici palities be permitted to govern themselves In the future will meet with general ap proval. There Is no argument to be made against th plan of allowing a city to mnke Its own charter. As It Is at present legis lators who can hav no possible personal Interest In the drafting of charter measures sometimes are Induced to assist In passing or defeating a charter by the promise of support for some pet measure of their own. Fremont Tribune: The Burkett bill for dividing the state Into two federal Judicial districts has paseed the upper branch of congress and gone to the house, where it Is said to have good prospect of getting through. The Bee wants to know what Senator Millard was doing for Omaha when he let It pass, for if It becomes a law It will diminish the importance of Omaha as a Judicial center. Judge Munger has helped the cause of the measure by citing th number of long days he has had to -work during the year to keep up with the docket, and the showing Is a shocking one to those who have had anything to do with courts. The Judge has actually had to work most of the time, finding very little leisure ta shoot ducks and flan. Mr. Burkett has demonstrated his capacity for legislation by expediting the bill and getting It through far In advance of Ita place on th calendar. II knows a tew things about how this work Is done. EASY MOXEY. Pro A table Game Worked to a Finish la Lincoln. - IJjicoIn Journal. It develops that the ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic sold for 110 the right to use their name In connection with the advertising book that has Just been rather unpleasantly exploited. Of course the good ladles had no idea of whnt tho sale meant. They needed the money to use for the relief of worthy peoye and ' never dreamed that their little $10 bill would cost the merchants of Lincoln more than 1250. But that's Just whart it did, or will if this book ever comes out. The game Is worked this way: Bright and handsomely gowned young woman calls on some charity and offers to give a "benefit," paying all expenses herself. Sometimes she agrees to give a percentage of the profit, sometimes a lump sum down, for authority to uie the name. Ladles con ducting the charity gratefully and Inno cently give the authority. Toung woman works the business men for advertisements. ! This is the way she comes out: Received for advertising t oat or printing nook .o Paid to charity 10 Net profit 1130 Which isn't so miserable for two or three weeks of work, is it? As usual, the easy marks among the merchants foot the bill. Chew on This Awhile. Cleveland Plain Dealer. It Is quite evident thut there Is no Beef trust in Argentina. It is reported that beef Is so cheap there that cattle are valuable chiefly for their hides. Just think of being surfeited with porterhouse steaks! l.lntlt of Tj-onhle. Washington Post. The orator who claimed that the only renl troubles are those of the heart probably doesn't know what It means to be forty miles from home with a busted buss wagon. How Many ' Birthdays? You must have had 60 at Iast!' What? Only 40? Then it must be your gray hair. Ayer's Hair Vigor stops these frequent birthdays. It gives all the early, deep rich colors to gray hair, checks falling hair, and keeps the scalp healthy. The best kind of a testimonial -"Sold for over sixty years." aua. ta. j. e. Ay a... lw.n, Mas. ilM auiiMum .1 mi l AiaAAtnXA-rr ta tie. ATia a ruXAWrer ssstlaatioa. AYIW,tCaUtRKVI'aXTOKAtrrfC(aa. ATM a60C0K-FiaiaUma4aX. WATCHES. PERSONAL ROTES. According to the anthracite coal operators -there are 1000.000 tons of the precious staff stored within 100 miles of New Tot. If all that the New York politicians ar saying about each other Is true, no wonder Commissioner Bingham is calling for 1,009 more police. The Algeclras conference, It appears, with out the presence of the American element, couldn't have got unanimous enough to carry a motion to adjourn. Because of unpaid poll taxes only six cltiiens are qualified to vote at the coming election In Virginia Beach, Va. A mayor and a town council of six are to be chosen, somehow. One ot th dlsquallAed votets la the present mayor. A young lady who accepted a proposal of marriage by telegraph repeated "yet" ten times In order to get the full allowance of words. When the matter was cleared up th lucky man was glad to know he was to get so thrifty a wife. Lieutenant . Schmidt, who was shot at Otchakoff on March 19 for his leadership of the mutiny in the Black Sea fleet at Sevastopol, transferred, Just before his execution, his whole fortune, amounting to 1160,000 to the revolutionaries. . A Hungarian blacksmith recently ant as a present to th emperor of Austria a horse shoe, a pair of pincers, a file and a knife, all Ingeniously nailed to a goose's egg with out the egg being broken. Th emperor sent In return bis photograph, a gold medal and 30 ducats. Dr. Ballabone, an ex-staff captain of the Italian army medical corps, has enriched the English language with a word that will no doubt become popular. Athralgonlcoti is the name he gives to a new remedy for neuralgia, rheumatism and all gouty affec tions which he has discovered after many years of experiment. MERRY JIXGLES. Mrs. Rounder (sarcastically) Going to "lodge" again, eh? I suppose some of your crowd Is going to ride the "goat" tonight? Mr. Rounder (leaving) No, not th goat this time, my dear. We're going out on a little lark. Cleveland Leader. "I suppose you are ready to stand be tween the public and the railroads?" "I don't know," answered Senator Sor ghum, thoughtfully. "What la th us of deliberately 'getting caught In a collision?" Washington Star. Lady NO, I can never be yours. Gent Then farewell forever!. Idy You aren't going to harm your self? Gent No, I'm going to marry somebody else. Lady Dear boy, won't you give me an other week to consider? Cleveland Leader. Horatius was about to Ms bridge stunt. "The stakes are a little high, he mur mured, "but I'll see it out." Whereupon the opponents made it tio trump and Horatius led with a club. Later on he scored the odd trick and all the honors. Cleveland Plain Sealer. Friend of the Family Your rich old uncle died of softening of the brain. I hear. Ardluck (who got nothing) Softening of your granny! He died of ossification of th heart. Chicago Tribune. Do you really believe It true that old Gnmmldge Is worth a million?" "Guess it must be true. He's having searchlights put all over the grounds." Cleveland Plain Dealer. CASTLE YESTERDAY. Saturday Evening Post. In the Valley of Contentment, Just beyond the Hills of Old. Where the streams are always silver and the sunshine always gold. Where the hour Is ever morning and the skies are never gray. In the yellow hnse of springtime stands the Castle Yesterday. Oh, th seasona that we spent toere wj.v.i the whole wide world was young; The friends we've had as mi and lad, the sot gs that we have nnx'. Th echoes of their niuslc cannot, quttn have died away. But still must thrill the rootr of tb Castle Yesterday. And the loving hearts we knew titre in the lime of trust and truth, Surely still they, wsit behind us in the . Pantheon of youth!. But the angel of the valley at the portal bars our wav. , And a flaming sword forbids us from th. Castle Yesterday. , When the pllgrtmsge Is ended,-- my we turn then, may w change v To. the vanished and familiar frpm th ' present and the strange? Who so chooses to his heaven 1 shall be content to stay . - 1 Where the ghosts of dead years' wander through the halls of Yesterday, .