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THE OMAIIA DAILY TIKE: "WEDNESDAY. APRIL 4, 190(5.
Tim Omaiia Daily Bee.
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complete copies of The Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
month of March, 190t, was as follows:
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whew OCT ot' rows.
(be-rlbera leaving; Ilia city tern
porarlly should have The Be
nailed 4 them. Address will
Carbolic acid seem for the nonce to
hove distanced the unloaded gun an
means of sudden and unwitting egress
It Is hardly probable thw missionaries
will be permitted to prepare the Congo
exhibit for the imperial exposition to be
held In Brussels.
With the shipper acquitted of re
ceding rebate at Philadelphia, the
transportation companies may present
their pleas for Immunity.
President Plat attributes Mexico'!
prosperity to the adoption of the gold
standard. Can it be that the ruler of
Mexico never heard of the "crime of
'73"? ' ' V - '
The ordinary householder In these
parts does not seem to be half as much
alarmed over the prospect of a coal
famine as over the prospect of an ice
drouth. ' '
The real test of French power in Mor
ocoo will come when the new pollc
force attempts to Interfere with the
established prerogatives of the banditti
In that country.
The guess of Senator Long on the
probable action of the court on the rate
bill would be more valuable if the sen
ator's experience were not principally
with Kansas courts.
That decision by the United States su
preme court in the Michigan tax cases
ought to be a pointer for the Nebraska
railway tax shirkers. Better pay up
and save costs of litigation.
It is to be hoped that no designing
nation will take advantage of Auier
lea's weak defenses and make an at
tuck ttefvre the coast artillery can be
put Into shape to repel an Invasion.
Pemocruts have again carried Mtcbl
gan, which seems to have adopted the
comparatively safe plan of going ove
to the enemy only when such a course
ban no Influence on national policies.
The assessors are again abroad lu the
land to make np the tax list on whit
tax bills will be rendered next year,
and for a month or more it will be
order to repress evidences of prosperity
Before Insisting that Senator Tillman
cease offering dally letters ou the rate
Mil. Senator Hale should remember that
some day be may again want to let the
country hear from New England cod
Senator Burton's case la being pre
sented to the supreme court. The Kan
tia senator has already received his
won puni8ttroeut that ot being barred
front ; talking while the rate bill is
The statement that Filipino students
are showing well as runners In college
athletic events Is not surprising to those
who remember the good races won by
the followers of Agutnaldo during the
',. leuio-ratlc House leader Williams
; has offered a rule to restrict debate
; on the bill creating national quarantine
j for the south. Thus does democracy pay
: to the republican party the sincere
Battery of imitation.
Now that "Apostle" Powie has been
ofnctally deposed from power In ZIon he
Is free to work out the Mexican scheme
and incidentally to prove that his sup
planters are either correct or mistaken
as to his mental condition.
XOT VALID OtUtTTHiXS.
The objections that have been urged
against Inntiguratlon of a direct primary
by the state committee to get a popular
expression of preference for candidates
seeking places on the ticket this fall sre
of two-fold character.
The first rests on the assertion that a
law must be first enacted to govern the
conduct of the primary and to nmke it
compulsory upon all political parties.
There Is nothing, however, In the law as
It stands today to prevent Uie party or
ganization from Instituting a direct pri
mary system on its own account, nor Is
there any good reason why the method
of nominating republican candidates
should be in the least dependent upon
the method adopted by the opiositlon to
nominate democratic candidates or pop
ullst candidates. If the republican party
takes the lead In responding to the
growing demand for popular participa
tion In party nominations it will have
that much advantage over the democrats
or populists, who refuse to trust their
party members and persist In perpetu
ating a system of nomination barter
and trade. So far as the protection of
the law to insure the integrity of the
primaries is concerned, the present stat
utes are sufficient to cover primaries for
direct nominations Just as well as to
cover primaries to select convention del
The second objection Is that a direct
primary system for the whole state Is
impracticable because of the expense.
The expense, however. Is grossly exag
gerated, presnmably because the experi
ence of Pouglas county has been un
necessarily costly. Outside of the addi
tional expense for printing and distrib
uting the primary ballots the outlay
should not be much more than Is now In
curred under the convention system.
Every member of the party Is now sup
posed to help choose delegates to con
ventions. Caucuses or primaries are
supposed to be held in every voting dis
trict and when these caucuses are held
It will cost no more to have them called
for fixed hours during which the voters
may cast their ballots not only for dele
gates, but for their preferred candidates
as well. The canvass and certification
of the voter would Impose a little more
labor, but volunteers among the party
workers ought to be found without diffi
culty In every voting district. But even
If the expense of a direct primary were
twice that now incurred for the selec
tion of delegates and holding of conven
tions, it would still be worth the money
In making the machinery of the party
respond directly to the will of the rank
and nle, whose votes will be necessary
later at the election to achieve party
A The Bee has already stated, the
objections to the proposed direct pri
mary adhere tn much more flagrant
form to the convention system of nomi
nations, which is honeycombed also with
other abuses, and for this reason these
objections are not valid, '
TO TEST IXSURAXCK CRIJfff.
The whole question of the criminal
phase of the acta of the officials of the
big life Insurance companies, including
contributions to political parties, is now
to be thoroughly gone over by a New
York grand Jury. It Is noteworthy that
Recorder Goff, a magistrate of un
doubted ability who possesses public
confidence, in charging the grand Jury
approves the legal position already
taken by Prosecuting Attorney Jerome
and Judge O'Sulllvan. Pespite news
paper attempts to represent their views
as to campaign contributions as con
flicting, they were In substantial har
mony. The real point is that it rests
with the grand Jury to decide whether
the facts warrant Indictments.
The mass of evidence developed be
fore the Armstrong Investigation regard
ing vast expenditures of Insurance
funds for lobbying, for allowances
under one pretense or another to rela
tives and other favorites, for syndi
cates and many other purposes outside
of the legitimate ends of insurance, has
certainly created In the public mind
belief of the existence of criminal mo
tive and a reasonable demand that the
question be thoroughly tested.
Whether It be practically possible to
bring the guilt of such misdoings where
actual criminal Intent existed within the
technical' requirements of the law mam
trial, it U possible so to expose the dan
ger of It the.t hereafter men high in
places of corporate trust will beware
how they abuse it.
FOLK TO IOWA. DEMOCRATS.
Governor Folk' In his address at Pes
Moines before a notable gathering of
democrats from various localities in
Iowa did uot put too much stress npon
the present eriod as one lu which the
people's rights are to be. defined and
observed as they never have been be
fore, and as a time of awakening which
proceeds not from a spirit of dlscon
tent, but from the moral sense of the
jieoplo. It Is a point of view which can
uot 1m too much Insisted upon, and it
is especially appropriate for such an
audience as the Missouri governor ad
Yet It is easily osslble to press the
point to extremes In partisan service.
The moral awakening which Governor
Folk made the keynote, whose aim Is to
make government representative of the
good and not of the bad, has so far at
least leeu distinctly not partisan, what
ever It may come to be in practical pol
Itlcs lu the future. It Is a movement of
the mass of the people without regard
to party lines. Its expression tn local
politics depending on practical clrcum
stances. In one locality Jerome a dem
ocrat, In another IFollette a repub
lican. In still' another Folk himself,
democrat, assuming leadership aud com
manding support from all political par
ties. The nonpartisan hasls of the
movement 1 Indeed Its uio-t cooiU'U-
ous characteristic If we except Its no!-
versanti. The democratic party as a
national organisation certainly has not
tn a special sense Identified itself with
the popular revolt against monopoly
and privilege, although It has been
strong tnongh in some localities, as In
Missouri under the lead of Governor
Folk, to scire the democratic organiza
tion for the time. But It Is wholesome
to Impress upon all political party or
ganizations at this time the paramount
popular demand which Is stronger than
any mere party organization or tradi
tion, or than all of them together.
Insofar as Governor Folk can enforce
this Ideal upon Ms own party In any
state, influencing It towards genuine
services bleness to the people's demands,
be Is continuing the good work that
litis made his name honored by all good
men of all parties, but he will succeed
better therein by not pressing too far
TIM MKniQ AX TAX CASK.
The decision of the supreme court of
the United States In the Michigan rail
road. tax case establishes another land
mark In the movement to compel rail
road property to bear Its Just propor
tionate share of the public tax burden.
In Michigan as In Nebraska and other
states the railroads had so long shirked
their equal share that they perversely
resisted to the bitter end when the peo
ple at length resolutely undertook to
force a more equitable assessment, but
It Is significant that the court of last
resort brings to naught nil their elab
orate evasions and rigidly applies the
rule of equity.
In Michigan as elsewhere the diffi
culty has not been so much the question
of principle as that of Its application,
for the state constitution, like the con
stitutions of most of the states, requlret
railroad property to be assessed on th-i
same basis as other proierty. But the
mischief has arisen from the vlclout
Influence of railroad and confederate
corporations in legislatures and In the
whole political field whereby thing
were so brought about thot In fact theli
property paid only a small fraction of
what was Justly due and of what other
property of equal value had to pay.
It has taken years of serious conflict
for the people of Michigan to relieve
themselves of this evil of railroad tax
evasion which had grown to be Intol
erable, beginning first with reform of
the statutes, which had been cunningly
manipulated, and Involving a swuggle
with the railroad lobby, with the free
pass abuse and with railroad machina
tions In political conventions. And when
at last a fair assessment was secured.
more than trebling the quota of the
railroad companies in order to bring
their valuation to the same basis of
valuation as other property. Instead of
yielding they transferred the stmgglo
to the federal courts and there ex
hausted every resource of obstruction.
It is encouraging! to other . states
which are engaged in a similar tax
struggle with railroad corporations that
the supreme court now cuts the ground
from under their contention with pub
lic authority in Michigan, and It ought
to be a warning to the railroads them
selves. The most serious consequence
to them Is not that they have now to
pay the original levy with the accumu
lation of penalties and interest, al
though this is no small thing, but that
they have shown a spirit of defiance
which cannot fall to Irritate the people
and canse further requirements which
otherwise might not have been made.
The Michigan case ought to be sign
enough for railroads everywhere to pay
their fair taxes without compulsion of
Why should the annual election of of
ficers of the Omaha Electric Lighting
company be held away off In Bangor,
Me., when the sole business of the con
cern is transacted right here in Omaha
aud Council Bluffs? It must be, of
course, that the incorporation laws of
Maine are supposed to give some prlv
lieges or exemptions that would not be
enjoyed under the Incorporation laws of
Nebraska or Iowa. It si-ems to us. how
ever, that it wonld be a good idea for
a home Institution to do all Its business
The probating of the will of the late
Mayor Moores confirms the statement
made by The Bee that he laid down the
cares of office poorer In worldly goods
than he was when he was first elected
chief executive, and this despite the con
stant efforts of his political opponents
to create the impression that he wag the
central beneficiary of a great system ol
organized graft. The comparative pov
erty of the mayor's estate is the conclu
slve answer to those who sought
Impeach his integrity.
The councilmanlc candidate who Is
resorting to a public card to express his
contempt for the "Jack-ass battery" Is
infringing ou a patent right of The Bee.
The "Jack-ass battery" will always live
in the annals of Omaha as referring to
a certain Journalistic team that used to
shoot paper bullets at one another
across the table In a frantic attack
while courteously passing the canteen
at regular intervals from one side to the
The World-Herald calls uou demo
crats to attend the democratic primaries
and cast a preliminary vote for "Jim"
Pahlman for mayor "In order to get the
habit." It adds that It will help a
month later. No doubt about it. A
whole lot of democrats will hare to
spend a month acquiring the habit In
order to nerve themselves to vote for
Pahlman at the election.
It Is an 111 wind that blows nobody
! good. . The windfall to (he local pnatof
' th e from the transmission of campaign
literature has swelled the receipts of the
office sufficient to false It to the next
higher class, which means an Increase
of pay for Uie poatofflce force from
postmaster down. If It brought them
all more money the postal clerks would
not objoct to having an election every
month in the year.
Public sentlmeut among Nebraska re
publicans is strong for glvlug the rank
and file of the party something to say
as to who should be the party choice for
United States senator, but the only
proper way to get the sentiment of the
party focused for a senatorial nomina
tion Is by the Inauguration of a direct
Candidates for primary nominations
in Omaha am said to have speut nearly
$S,000 for postage on their campaign lit
erature alone during the last few days
of the canvass. When the affidavits of
election expenses come to be filed this
5.000 will look more like 80 cents.
Iowa's Laeky Boy.
Senator Elklns, the man who took the
pains to send all over Iowa an attack on
Governor Cummins, has Just been forced to
yield to the demand of an Independent min
ing company which! charged in a suit at
law that his railroad was trying to crush
It out of existence. That Cummins boy Is a
Comlaac Errata Cast Shadows.
Owing to the multiplicity of other sub
jects of world Interest, the Easter hats
have been rather in the background as
matter of contemporary discussion. But
they will soon be In the limelight, and
then the sex that Is to wear them and the
sex that Is to pay for them will neither
one care much about the outcome of the
Rabbin It la.
If England and the United States wen
not such good friends, the giving of the
name Constitution to the great battle
ship which will take from the British
Dreadnaught the honor of being the big
gest war vessel, might be called "rubbing
It In." It recalls the doom of the Guer
rlere, the Java, the Cyane and tha Le
Secretary Root's Mission.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Secretary Root will attend the Pan-Amer
ican congress, which will be held In Brasll
this summer. Tt Is to be hoped that the re
sult of his visit will bo to convince South
Americans, not that we wish to be their
protector, but that we desire their assist
ance In firmly establishing the I policy of
"no outside Interference with the destinies
of American republics."
otes of the Early Robin.
Don't you feel It? Spring Isn't here yet,
but It Is coming, and very near, for even
now Its soft, reviving breath Is In the air,
and Its advance couriers are seen and
heard making their way northward, dim
specks against thedlstant blue, or pausing
to warble and chatter in the bare, brown
branches of the waiting trees. The whole
earth seems in a state of expectancy.
BRI AR ASD HEARST.
Polata Wherela MThey Differ, Accord-
Ins; to, Kew Yorker.
Springfield .Mass.) Republican.
A faithful chronicle of current political
developments could not be ma te were on
to Ignore. tha blistering attach upon Mr.
Hearst by Dclancey Niooll of the Demo
cratic c(ub In New York. Mr. Nlcoll was
vice chairman ot the democratic national
committee In 1904; August Belmont, who
was chairman of the democratic advisory
committee In the same year, heard what
Mr. Nlcoll said and asked the company of
democrats present to vote In approval or
In condemnation of the sentiments ex
pressed. The vote was unanimous in ap
proval, which renders the views of the
said Nlcoll worthy of more extended cir
culation. Mr. Nlcoll denounced. Mr. Hearst for
treachery to Judge Parker. The national
committee, he said, had paid for a room
for the Hearst, bureas at headquarters.
"They came to me and said they wanted
'to come in with us.' We said, 'Coma on
In: we are .glad to have you with us.' "
Everybody on the democratic side was ex
pected to help. Mr. Nlcoll gets very angry
now and thumps the table as he recalls
that phase of the democratic campangn of
1904. Let him explain In his own words:
"They came, Hearst and Ihmsen, to our
headquarters, asking for a place with us,
and they accepted our hospitality, they
took our money, and then they tried to
stab us In the dark. When I recall b
treacherous record of this man Hearst I
am compelled to contrast It with the rec
ord of another man a man with whom ws
have not always agreed. I am led to
contrast the treacherous record of this
man Hearst with the honorable record of
William J. Bryaa, I know a true democrat
from a false one. Mr. Bryan did his best
with his great "eloquence and the power
of his great personality, after he was de
feated In the convention, to elect the can
didates of his party. He was not with us
In spirit, perhaps: he did not believe aa
we believed; but. when tha platform was
adopted and the candidates named he sup
ported the ticket loyally. He did the brave
thing the honorable thing as between
man and man. He went on the stump and
advocated the election of Judge Parker,
He couldn't control all his friends and wo
knew when he went on the stump that he
would not be able to control them, but ha
didn't sneak Into our headquarters with
promises of fealty to our common cause
and take our money and put out his ban
ner under our banner, and then Inspire
his emissaries to stab the party's cadi-
dates In the back. Ilk this traitor Hearst
did. I'm telling you this to Illustrate the
difference between an honorable man and a
disloyal man and a scoundrel."
That Judge Parker himself feels much
as Mr. Nlcoll and Mr. Belmont do may be
taken for granted. 4 He has Indicated his
hostile attitude toward Mr. Hearst In va
rious ways, notably In his attitude of legal
counsellor and friend for Mayor McClellan
and In his recent utterances In the south.
But one man. under present conditions, fits
Judge Parker's remark about the dema
gogue, the shadow of whose "baleful, sinis
ter figure" we now see "for the first time
In our history reflected on the screen of
the future." The Parker democracy will
fls'it Hearst In New York state this year
as beasts fight each other In the Jungle.
And It looks more and more, judging by
Mr. Nlcoll's laudation of Bryan, as If Mr.
Belmont, Mr. Ryan and all the "safe and
sane" democratic gentlemen of New York
and vicinity were prepared to accept the
Ncbraskan, In a flnul emergency, ss the
pillar of true JefTersonlan conservatism.
If Hearst should run In New York state
for governor next full, on an Independent
ticket, as well or nearly as well as he did
for mayor, the flocking of these eminently
conservative leaders of thought to the
standard of William Jennings Bryan wouM
be one of the snertacles of the euade.
Much now diend on Hearst and the ter-
I ror he can lns;ir.
Fremont Tribune: If Norris Brown at
up a trust every morning before breakfast
our democratic friend would not be satis
fled. They want for one of their number
the senatorial seat for which Mr. Brown
Beaver City Times-Tribune: The Norrii
Brown skyrocket has sent forth another
shower of press bureau sparks. Walt for
tha final explosion of red, white and blue
stars. Then the stick will fall back to
earth with a dull thud.
Center Register: There Is strong talk
of ex-Congressman George D. Melklejoha
coming home to make the run for United
States senator. Now, you're talking. We
never did bellevs that story about Oeorge
wearing a corset, and If he wants the
place, we have concluded to let him bars It.
Ashland Oaietta: Now that the Oasette a
preferred candidate for the United States
senatorshlp from Nebraska, the Hon. Host
L. Hammond, has withdrawn from tha
race, we are unqualifiedly in favor of
Senator Millard as his own successor of
all who have so far been mentioned In
Alliance Times: Senator Millard la recog
nized in Washington as one ot the greatest
of western senators. Fie has been ap
pointed to the chairmanship of several
Important committees. His abilities are
recognised by the members of tha senate,
and his work for western Nebraska has
bten good. He Is making a good record
and should be retained.
Bloomlngton Advocate: It Is reported
that George Meiklejohn, who was formerly
quite prominent In politics In this state,
will shortly return and enter the senatorial
contest. For the past four or live years
Mr. Meiklejohn has been interested n
mining in old Mexico and Nevada, where
he has property "worth several millions,
but his millions will never scours him tha
seat in the senate.
Nebraska Politician: While candidates
for United States senator are being men
tioned, It Is noticeable thst Edward Rose
water of The Bee Is getting a major share
of the compliments. There Is none who de
nies the qualifications ot the Omaha editor
for the position. Edward Rosewater woull
be a credit to tha state as a senator. It
would be known In Washington that Ne
braska Is on thti map.
Scrlbncr Rustler: If tha state wants a
fearless and conscientious worker In the
United States senate, one who would work
In the same class at LaFollette and Folk,
and with the administration, no better
man could be found for the place than
Judge R. E. Evans of Dakota City. He
may not b a candidate but we feel safe
In saying . that be Is not brought out by
any conference of political manipulators.
David City Banner: Whether Nortis
Brown was brought out by a "news bu
reau" or not as a candidate for United
States' senator, aa is charged by the few
newspapers opposing his candidacy, makes
but little difference to us. This paper Is
for Brown because he Is a man of brains,
he Is a man who does something and ha
U the kind of republican that the party
and the state needs In the upper branch
Calloway Queen: Tha Gothenburg In
dependent, which, a few short weeks ago,
was whooping It up for Norris Brown
for United States senator, has opened Us
eyes to the errors of its ways, and comes
out flat-footed In support of Senator Mil
lard. Senator Millard has done much for
the good of Nebraska during his term of
office, and there will bp many more pa
pers open their eyes to this fact before
the next session of the state legislature.
Loup Valley Queen: If Senator Millard
Is a friend of the railroads he la friendly
to the best Interests of the common people.
It Norris Brown Is an enemy of the rail
roads, he Is an enemy to the best In
terests of the laboring class of the state,
and should not be placed in a position
where ha will be able to legislate against
those Interests, tt not Senator Millard to
succeed himself, give us some one who
Is possessed with business principles and
good judgment enough to work with those
who are working for the upbuilding of our
grand and glorious Nebraska.
Crete Vldette Herald: Rumor hath It
that the city of Omaha has another can
didate for United States senator "up Its
sleeve" In the person of Hon. J. L. Web
ster. The more men of that kind the bet
ter. We would not care if the republican
party would trot out a dosen such candi
dates, and she has 'em, right in the North
Platte county too. Among the list might
be mentioned Brown, Calkins, Abbott of
Grand Island, Judge Harrison, Webster,
Cowan, Charley Green. Lorenio Crounse,
E. Rosewater, M. P. Klnkald, Judge
Barnes, George D. Meiklejohn and Charles
Grand Island Independent: If the re
publicans of the state are alive to their
Interests as Individual citizens of the com
monwealth, and alive to their interests a
privates In the ranks of a political army,
with the weal of that army at heart, they
will, in every precinct of the state, In
struct their delegations to the county con
ventions to Instruct the delegates to the
state convention that they want Norrl
Brown for senator, and want him selected,
as was Senator Burkett, by the state con
vention. It la the political -bureaus of the
railroad and other corporations of the
state against the attorney ' general, and
the choice is plain. Indifference will be
Just about as much In favor of the former
as a direct vote in favor of railroad
Burt County Herald: The Lyons Sun
says "that we have Imbibed the en
thusiasm of the State Journal In advancing
the candidacy of Norris Brown." We ad
mit that we are enthusiastic tor Norris
Brown for United States senator, but that
enthusiasm was not dictated or created by
any press bureau. It is from our ac
quaintance extending over ten years with
the gentleman and an admiration of his
ability and sterling integrity. As to Ben
ator Millard, we have no 111 word to say
regarding him; he Is one of Nebraska's
best financiers and an old and respectud
cltlien of Omaha, but when considered
from the standpoint of a statesman of
ability, he does not come within the limit
As a senator he is an accident, a com
promise of a railroad caucus, Millard was
never thought ot tor senator until it was
known that D. E. Thompson could not
be made by the railroads without making
Edward Rosewater, the able editor of. The
Bee. who the railroads hated worse than
the devil hates holy water. To defeat
Rosewater, Deltrlch and Millard were made
by that railroad caucus. Then why talk
of Rosewater being a possibility. Every
railroad In the state would fl-ht him, be
sides all ' the machine politicians and
grafters, also a good many others who
have a lingering Idea that If it was not
for the sting of The Bee that they could
have climbed the political ladder and lined
their pockets out of the public treasury.
Norris Brown Is of the Roosevelt kind,
he Is clean, able, fearless, and absolutely
fair. Put Norris Brown In tha senate with
Burkett, then Nebraska will have a pair
that will . be a credit to the state, the
same as Deliver Is to Iowa.
Ureal Seheiae for Faaa.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
That verdict of tlO.OriO damagea -for In
juries received from a batted ball at a
league game seems a trifle steep. No doubt
a lot of Innocent bystanuera would cheer,
fully get in front of a batted ball for a
good deal Was aaoney cash oowa.
A-few small biscuits easily, made with
Royal Baking Powder. Make them
small as small round as a napkin ring.
Mix and bake just before . the meal.
Nothing better for a light dessert
than these little hot biscuits yvith butter
and honey, marmalade or jam.
You must use Royal Baking Powder
to get them right.
OVAL BAK'NO OWOEA CO., NEW VORK
There Is yet uncertainty as to whether
the case of Mr. Perkins pf New York, be
longs In the news columns or among the
gems of humor.
This country may participate In the next
conference at The Hague for the sum of
$50,000. Some of the participants heretofore
seem to have received less than the worth
of this much money.
Camilla Flammorion, the well known
French astronomer, has been collecting
data? regarding the havoc worked by light
ing and Is compiling a book to popular
interest, which will shortly be published
In this country.
Emperor Menelik of Abyssinia Is the em
press' fifth husband. No. 1 waa a general
under King Theodore, who put him In
prison: where he disappeared; No. 2 got a
divorce; No. I was also Imprisoned by
Menellk's predecessor; No. 4 was In posses
sion when the lady took Menellk's fancy
and when "all obstacles had been removed"
Menelik married her.
Major H. 8. Hersey, section director of
the Weather Bureau at Milwaukee and in
spector of Western stations,, has been
directed from Washington to get every
thing In shape in Milwaukee to leave at
the earliest moment and to report as soon
as possible at Washington to prepare to ac
company the Walter Wellman polar ex
pedition In search of the north pole.
Congressman Babcock, leader of the
house Insurgents, was gossiping with some
newspaper men. "I understand a good
many of the republican members won't be
able to draw their mileage," said Babcock,
s If imparting valuable information.
How's thst?" asked some one. "Those
ten republicans from Missouri and Kansas
who kept Oklahoma and Indian territory
from statehood are afraid to go home," he
MR. CARXKaiH'9 Bl'GOE8TIO!f . ,
Coatrol ( Railroad Rates "Impera
in,, vt.wa or Andrew Carnegie on the
juestlon Of regulating railroad rates are
of great Interest. He takes me position
i.. .n..nm,nt control of railroad rates
is 'imperatively required," and thereby
contributes to the strength of the public
demand upon congress by revealing the
true opinion of those who conduct the
great Industrial operations of the country.
Mr. Carnegie perceives that the public
welfare requires that the Industries of the
country and the common carriers shall be
u rnroKl susraests that appeals from
decisions of the Interstste Commerce com
mission should be permitted only wnen
the revenues of the railroads are seriously
Impaired. He believes that the commission
.i.n..M k. trusted to decide trifling cases
fairly. This Is an entirely new suggestion
and Is likely to receive tne attention oi
the lawyers of the senate. It Is certain
to be met. of course, with the argument
that the right of appeal by either party
i. inherent, and cannot be restricted by
limiting the amount of money Involved.
Th rtvhta of small shippers, wno, as
Mr. Carnegie says, "can spare neither the
time nor the money" required to contesi
cases on appeal, are protected in the pend
ing bill by making It the duty of the gov
ernment Itself to defend the rates attacked
by railroads on appeal. There does not
appear to be any provision, however, for
the relief of the small shipper, who him
self may be compelled to appeal from the
decisions of the commission.
jjr, Carnegie Is recognised tnrougnoui tne
,rA a successful master of those
economic and Industrial problems that fig
ure so prominently in the activities of this
busy, strenuous work-a-day age of ours,
and his suggestions are certain to com
mand the thoughtrul attention ot tne men
who are charged with the duty of putting
a sattsfactcry solution of the rate problem
Into congressional enactment.
This is one reason why Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral is so valuable in consumption:
it stops the wear and tear of useless
coughing. But it does more it con
trols the inflammation, quiets the fever,
soothes, heals. Ask your doctor about
it, then do just as he says.
S I I IS i
We have no secrets We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
SUA. r the . C. ayr o... LewaU, sin.
AIM Kuatiim f
ATTB'g EAIB TlOOt-Vor ta katr. ITER'S MLL Tot soutlaetlea.
AYER'S BAkaAPAJUI.lA let ta Moos. Alfclt'S AfiliB CUfcA Tar ktaauts gas aftA,
FLABBES OF PIN.
Custtomer How can you afford to rive
away a pair of rubber overshoes with ev.ry
palr of shoes?
Dealer If you had ever observed hn
soon rubbers spoil a good pair of shoes you
wouldn't ask. Cleveland Lead.r.
Visitor What Is Colonel Bourbon swear
ing about so furiously this morning?
Louisville Man Oh, thia la the day when
he has to pay his water tax. SomervlUe
Mr. Ferguson was In a high state of In
dignation. "Ijaura." he said, "rhat have you been
doing to my new safety rasor? It's ruined:"
"I didn't know It waa a rator, George,"
answered Mrs. Ferguson. "Norah tried for
half an hour to slice potatoes with it and
then gave It up. She says It's of no ac
count." Chicago Tribune.
i suppose you are tmnKing nara about i y
viii. t4ucBiiuii ui railway legislation. ,
no, answered senator Sorghum. "I am
afraid that If I think too hard about It I'll
lose my nerve and be afraid to talk about
It." Washington Star.
"He's gone out to look for work."
"Don't you bellevs It."
"Well, he told me he was."
"The most he'd do would be to go out and
look at It." Philadelphia Ledger.
"It Is Important that wa continue to rule
the Pacific," said the statesman.
"Thinking of oriental trade, as usual."
"No. sir, I'm thinking of tha proposed
battleships. We've srot to have an ocean
somewhere big enough to float "em."
"Why do you express yourself with so
much violence against railways and cor
porations?" "I s'pose," answered Farmer Corntossel,
"it's mostly 'cause I git kind o' lonesome
an" don't want to be left out of the conver
sation that's goln' on." Washington Star.
"Here . Is somebody who says that the
glory of Niagara lies in the volume of Its
"Seems a pity to suggest a comparison
between the greatest of cataracts and an
Inflated stock company." Cleveland Plain
"Before we were married," she com
plained, "you swore you would go to the
ends of the earth for me, and now"
"And now," he Interrupted, "there are no
'ends' of the earth any more than there
were then." Philadelphia Press.
Captain Kldd was burying his Ill-gotten
!i c?'f lv' ft away, .of course," he
said. "It's tainted."
Cheered, however, by the reflection that
by the time posterity hsd succeeded In
finding the swag every particle of taint
would have vanished, he dug the hole still
deeper. Chicago Tribune.
HOW TO filCC'EED.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Gl.Yr. '"'d- 'e young, ambitious ones.
VI ho seek to win and rise;
Just practice what I preach to you.
And do aa I ad vis.
(For. having often failed myself.
I am most wondrous wise.)
If your ambition Is for wealth.
Or yet for power or fame,
Pray do not undermine your health
By working for the same.
riM0!",1"1' lo" and "midnight oil"
Will bring you only shame.
Do not eschew nor "scorn delights
- And live laborious days"
(The formula of scholar fools
You'll find it never pays.)
Eat, drink, be merry; please yourself
But In nutritive ways.
Eat much laugh much-at other's Jests
Say nothing and look wise.
And soon your reputation will '
Excite your surprise.
Be silent and grow fat, and you
Will soon begin to rise.
Be silent, yes, except to laugh.
And be discreet In that,
Look wise, frown deeply now and then
As though you "smelled a rat."
Ble-p much, eat much, but, over all '
Get fat, my son, get fat! '
The world forever trusts fat men.
Silent, discreet and strong.
It holds them too good-natured, far
To do lor question) wrong. '
The fat man doen't have to scheme
Or work, to get along. .
Be silent, then; look wise and smile.
Get fat, it you'd be erreat.
And when you weigh i0 pounds
(Or somewhere near that weight)
The world will come and hand you things
Upon a silver plate.
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