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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, AFIUL 5, 100(1.
Tim Omaha Daily Bee.
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complete conies of The Dally. Morning,
Evening and Sunday Bee printed during the
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t 31,370 25 8,iaO
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It 31 ,200 2g 81.340
IS 82,070 81.2AO
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Less unsold copies.... 10,741
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changed offea as requested. ,
Mayor Zlmman la entitled to congrat
ulatlons. H is the only public official
who asked for an endorsement of hla
record and got It
The city election at Chicago, wherf
municipal ownership and $1,000 license
proved to be the winning card, reflects
the tendency of the times.
Dr. Dowle promises to return to Zlon,
but unless be brings the cash needed
to place ' its enterprises on a secure
basis bis reception will hardly be cor
dial. . .. .
By their votes Chicago people show
that they have not the courage of their
convictions on the subject of municipal
ownership.' That Scotch report must
have been correct
South Omaha has gone democratic as
a result of republican indifference
South Omaha is really a republican city
and ought to be administered by re
publican city officials.
If W. B. Hearst can frighten eastern
domocrats so badly that Bryan will look
to them like a conservative It will have
to be admitted that the whirligig of poll
tics is "till revolving.
It Is greatly to be feared that some
of the feckless promises made tq catch
votes at the primary may plague their
makers when they come back for re
demption after election.
Distinguished educators striving ta
develop the "play motive" in the public
schools may be suspected of really try
ing to make their work as easy and as
long drawn out as possible.
Land fraud cases are being started
at Sioux Falls. It Is cafe to say no
convicted offender rvfll be permitted to
spend the time with his lawyers nor
take a trip to Massachusetts.
The Omaha Grain exchange makes an
excellent showing of business for the
month of March, just closed, compared
with previous months and with corre
sponding months of last year. Omaha's
grain market is destined to keep right
Bishop Ilartsell says African savages
are not as easily debauched by civilisa
tion as are American Indians, but until
the native negro has "gone up against"
agency whisky, final Judgment should
The disreputable Westberg will now
wait until next election and then try
again to connect with another public
payroll job, unless he Is taken care of
in the interval with an appointive office.
Successive defeats never phase him.
If Pennsylvania desired it could make
a strike In the anthracite region so ex
pensive as to be practically Impossible.
When responsibility for annual inter
ference with American industry Is being
placed the Keystone state politician
should not be forgotten.
MlfsiMsippl Is enforcing its anti-lobby
law to the extent of arresting persons
who talk to legislators on the subject of
landing bills In any other place than In
opeu committee meetings. Tti south
may be slow, but when It does go In for
reform It goes the whole way.
"Constitutional democrats" who have
m-on a victory in St. Petersburg, are
said to be but the "outer works" of the
reactionaries. It is Just possible that
when the congress meets it will be
found that the bureaucrats are more
firmly entrenched than ever, despite re
cent press reports.
mofOSKD STATE RAILWAY
When the republican state rommittee
comes to formulate its call for the stste
convention. ' It should not overlook the
fact that a constitutional amendment 1r
pending providing for the creation of
a state railway commission to le sub-
mlttod for ratification at the election
It Is taken for granted that the pnrty
will nominate thre candidates for rail
way commissioners contingent upon
the adoption of the constitutional
amendment. This procedure was fol
lowed with reference to additional su
preme Judges when the amendment was
last submitted for the enlargement of
the supreme court by the creation of
new Judgeships. It would be folly.
however, for any party convention to
make contingent nominations for rail
way comralsslonerships without going
further and officially endorsing the
amendment noon which the creation of
these offices depend.
Inasmuch as the law has been
changed so that a constitutional amend
ment now gets the benefit of all the
straight votes of each party that has
given It an endorsement, while all the
straight votes cast for any party which
has failed to endorse the amendment
count against It, the formal endorse
ment of the constitutional amendment
In convention by the principal political
parties contesting for supremacy In Ne
braska would assure its ratification,
while failure to endorse in convention
would almost certainly foredoom It to
To make sure that this Important
subject does not go by default the con
vention call should recommend that
every delegation selected be Instructed
specially to vote for or against an en
dorsement of the amendment as a pari
of the party platform.
It is not too early to direct attention
to this crucial point of the railway com
mission amendment. The people who
want effective state control of ralirouds
in Nebraska will have to keep their
eyes open at every stage of the .game.
THJC COAL SITUATIOX.
The miners and the operators of tin
anthracite region seem so far to be mak
ing no rapid progress In their confer
ences toward agreement, but the gen
eral fuel situation tends distinctly to
improve, whether agreement shall lx
reached soon as to anthracite mining oi
Bituminous coal is far more Impor
tant than anthracite coal, and the meet
ing of miners and operators at Indian
apolis left matters in such shape that a
bituminous supply is almost assured.
During the few days since that meeting
agreements have been signed whereby
tens of thousands of union miners will
resume work at an advanced wage, and
more of these agreements are being
signed every day. In the nonunion
mines and districts, which are exten
sive, work has been wholly uninter
rupted, so that the soft coal supply, al
though likely to be below normal for
some time, will yet be large.
Even should there be a protracted
deadlock In the anthracite region, there
are enormous reserves of hard coal
which would suffice for months and
probably well Into next winter. A strike
of the hard coal miners would tend to
stimulate operations in the soft coal
mines. The consuming public has not
forgotten the lesson of the strike four
years ago, demonstrating the possibility
of substituting soft for hard coal for
most ordinary uses without serious dis
comfort or loss. The competitive con
sequences may move the anthracite
mining iwmpanles toward settlement by
concessions to the miners.
CARPING AT THE PRESIDENT
The querulous disposition oonsplcu-
ously exhibited in the senate with refer
ence to the part of President Koosevelt
in the proposed judicial review amend
ment will strike the public mind un
favorably. The press reports of a meet
lng at the White House at which the
proposed amendment was a topic of con
versatlon between the president, the at
torney general and several senators, at
ones inspired insinuation and outright
attack on the president's course as an
interference with the prerogatives of the
senate. It is hard to contemplate with
out a sense of humiliation the scene In
which one senator after another rose to
cross-examine Senators Allison and Long
as to the details of what occurred at the
White House, disclosures which by cour
tesy and unwritten law cannot be made,
nor would they be content with the posi
tive assurance that the amendment In
question had not been prepared by the
president and that it originated outside
the White House.
Not less significant Is the fact that the
discussion did not go to the merits of
the amendment, whether it should be
adopted or not. Such a discussion hon
estly conducted would be pertinent. Its
drift was toward arousing Jealousy and
prejudice, and arraying senators In hos
tility to the chief executive.
It Is of course true that the depart
ment of the government are Independ
ent of each other, but that fact has
never been understood to bar the execu
tive from expressing his views to mem
bers of both branches of congress and
consulting and advising with them. On
the .contrary such conference has always
been the rule, and no president ever car
ried it further than did Abraham Liu
The Simula ted sensitiveness of sen
ators will be Interpreted by the country
as due to the contrast between the presi
dent's leal for railroad control with their
desire to defeat or weaken the move
ment to secure it and as a confession of
their own fault rather than as an ar
raignment for any fault on hi part
For uo feature of President Roosevelt's
administration U no admired aud heart.
Ily approved by the people of the coun
try Irrespective of party as his Insist
ence for "the square deal" In official
messages, In public addresses and in
every proper way of exerting his Influ
ence. It Is well known that he was con
suited at every step by those who had
the Polllver-IIepburn bill In hand In the
house, nnd if the public approved his In
terest In the original measure it will also
approve his continued Interest In its per
fection and progress in the senate.
If more senators would Invite the
president's counsel and advice, instead
of carping and seeking to excite preju
dice against him. it would be better for
them and for the public Interest.
RES VL T OF TBK PRIMARY.
As a result of the primary Krasttis
A. Benson will head the republican
ticket In the coming municipal election
and with him will be associated th
entire list of Fontanelle endorsees, with
Under the conditions this result Is
not surprising. It is a reflection of the
general sentiment in favor of municipal
reform and the periodic popular de
mand for a change of rulers, the ad
ministration of city affairs In Omaha
having been now for three consecutive
terms, covering nine years. In the hands
of what Is known as the Moores regime.
The feature of the primary Is the ex
tremely largo vote polled iu excess of
8,300 Indicating the Intense Interest our
people are taking in the subject of their
The victory of Benson, however, car
ries several significant side lights. He
Is a minority nominee. His vote of
3,700 Is counterbalanced by a vote of
4.500 for the opposition candidates. His
Ideas of strictest law enforcement
therefore, are not endorsed by a ma
jority of Omaha republicans, and If
those who favored a more liberal ad
ministration had been united on a sin
gle candidate they would have won.
City Treasurer Hennlngs, who was
supported by The Bee for the nomina
tion, has reason to be gratified at the
showing he has made. He comes second
to Benson, notwithstanding the effort
to grind htm between both extremes
the resort to trickery against him and
the unrestrained use of the police club
on many who would be Inclined to sup
The contest will now be between
Benson as the republican nominee and
Dahlman as the democratic nominee.
The Bee will discuss the men and the
issues ns the campaign proceeds.
If Governor Mickey wants to know
what the people of Omaha think of his
Infliction of the community with
Broatch as police commissioner he may
learn it by scanning the primary elec
tion returns. With all the fierce swing
ing of the police club, the dragooning
of keepers of resort of all kinds sub
ject to police surveillance, the exertion
of every pressure of his offlclal posltlon
on members of the police and fire de
partments and the profuse promises of
patronage nnd favor, Broatch was still
ahle only to score third in the race.
Without the police club which Governor
Mickey put Into his hands he would
not have known he was running. How
proud Governor Mickey must be of his
appointment of Broatch!
The goal toward which the agitation
for stricter regulation of the liquor
traffic is heading Is disclosed by the
latest move down at Lincoln, where a
delegation ofN ministers has appeared
before the excise board asking that the
number of licenses Issued be arbitrarily
restricted to twenty-flve. This number
Is arrived at by figuring . that saloon
licenses should not exceed one to 2,000
of the population. . If applied to Omaha
such a rule would cut the number of
saloons down from 240 to sixty, with
corresponding shrinkage in the revenues
of the school fund from liquor license
receipts. There are no Immediate
signs, however, fof even Lincoln to
adopt this rule.
The difference between the old-fash
ioned ballots and the new style voting
machines is strikingly illustrated by
the experience of Omaha and South
Omaha Tuesday. South Omaha had an
election, at which the voting machines
were used, and the complete returns on
every office were had within two hours
after the polls closed. The primary
election at Omaha, on the other hand,
had to be conducted by marked paper
ballots and It took nearly twelve hours
after the polls closed to get the last re
A representative of an asphalt com
pany fined for bribery In Michigan as
serts that the company knew nothing
of the illegal transaction. In the light
of the Chicago decision It seems strange
he should not undertake to show that
the Intangible person was really guilty,
The direct primary has vindicated
Itself, at least so far as arousing the
Interest of the voters and getting the
vote out. When the rank and file .have
a chance to register their will as to
party nominees they may be depended
on to take advantage of the opportunity.
The World-Herald keeps on talking
about "the World-Herald's plan" for a
popular expression of choice for demo
cratic candidate for United States sen
ator by having all the aspirants put
their names on the ticket by petition.
But It is not the World-Herald's plan.
The fact that Jim IUU Is building a
new transcontinental line through Can
ada would hardly indicate that he fears
the blight of government supervision of
railroads, as the Canadian law is even
more stringent than anything so far
proposed tn the United States.
Louisiana newspapers seem to he
torn between a desire to keep alive the
spirit of stata sovereignty and a desire
for government control of quarantine
regulations. The ancient spirit of the
south may be expected to flee Inconti
nently before the first "xip" of the ste
goiuayln. AilTertlalaaT Pa.
Alton B. Parker's presidential candidacy
may have cost him some money, but the
present else of his law practice would In
dicate that It was worth It.
. Chicago Tribune.
O, yes, the Honorable Elklns is a friend
of the rate regulation bill! "Art thou In
health, my brother?-' affectionately asked
Joab Just before he stabbed Amasa under
the fifth rib.
More Regnlatloaa Coming.
If "Andy" Hamilton and Richard A.
McCurdy ever tell all they know, as they
threaten to do, their revelations will have
a tendency to make H. H. Rogers' testi
mony look like a ragged dollar op a new
San Francisco Chronicle.
Trade purchased at the cannon's mouth Is
dear trade. It costs the I'nlted States
1120,000.000 a year to retain that purchased
by the Spanish-American war, and 'really
It Is not worth as much as the trade of
half of the fresh population added to our
country every year by natural Increase and
Storm Ravages on Sea.
Although one of the mildest of winters
on the land, the past season has been one
of extraordinary severity on the seas, and
particularly on the North Atlantic ocean.
Marine Insurance companies complain of
unusually heavy losses. They are not
ready to give exact figures, but say that
the destruction to shipping from the furious
storms of the winter will involve them to
the extent of 14.000,000 or more.
The America Inrasloa,
An invasion of Europe by American auto
mobiles is Indicated by the appointment of
n attorney In Paris to represent Ameri
cans who get Into trouble with the narrow-minded
and bigoted natives who lose
their tempers when their children are run
over and their horses have to climb over
the fences to get out of the way of motor
cars running like railway trains. If the
Automobile Club of America would Induce
Its members to refrain from decimating the
population of European villages It would do
more permanent good than In arranging
for their defense when arraigned for man
slaughter. Coal Land Grabs.
1 Philadelphia Record.
While the senate, at the Instance of Sen
ator L4 Follette. struck out of the five
clvlltxed tribes bill a provision for leasing
coal lands In the Indian Territory to rail
road companies, there seems to be a pos
sibility of the clause being restored In
conference committee. Inasmuch as the
supreme court only a short while ago set
the seal of disapproval on the combination
of the business of mining coal with the
business of carrying the same, It would
be very bad policy for another branch of
the government to encourage the practice
condemned even assuming that the pro
posed leases do not conceal hundreds of
millions of graft. The wriggling of this
coal lands "snake" In conference committee
should be watched.-, - 4
Banker Farson of Chicago says a million
aire Is a slave. But think of the many who
are eager to emancipate him.
Talk about being born with a silver spoon
In your mouth. John D. Rockefeller III
Is likely to have an entire mint between his
gums before he Is many months older.
Alva J. Nlles, recently appointed adjutant
general of the Oklahoma National Guard,
has the distinction of being the youngest
adjutant general in the United States, be
ing but 26 years old.
Five thousand civilians fought In the de
fense of Port Arthur. They endured the
perils and hardships of the siege and lost
much of their property, often all of It.
Their grateful government has offered
them 19 apiece by way of compensation.
They have rejected the pittance.
Frederick 8au grain, the oldest native-
born person in the Louisiana purchase, cel
ebrated the 100th anniversary of his birth
Saturday at his home In Sedalia, O. Mr.
Saugraln Is the son of Dr. Anton Francois
Saugrain, the friend of Benjamin Franklin
and the "pioneer scientist of the Mississippi
Andrew Jackson Buchanan entered the
Western A Atlantic railroad shops In At
lanta sixty-seven years ago last October.
His name Is still on the payroll as a com
petent mechanic, though he Is nearlng his
87th birthday. The old gentleman shows
few signs of age, standing aa straight as
he did at 40 and moving with a wonderfully
General Sir Redvers Buller Is such an ex
cellent cook that he would have little dlffl
culty tn obtaining a first-class chef's post
tlon In a west end hotel. In his younger
days, before he reached his high military
rank, his brother officers used to say that
Redvers Buller could make an appetising
dinner out of old saddles when rations were
short on a campaign.
"Girls In love are not competent to teach
school." This Is the decree proclaimed by
a Jury In the case of Rthel M. Downend
against the Madison township Board of Ed
ucation, which was finished In common
pleas court In Cleveland last Saturday.
Miss Downend was discharged by the board
several months before the expiration of the
term for which she was hired, the board
alleging Incompetency because of smitten
Label out of a
takes none of
but it does
take away the
you have the
Rovsn a not t kw York.
Ripple on the arreat of Ufa la the
Before the good old summer time wanes
and vacationists hike fa from home there
will be added to the Hudson river pleasure
fleet a floating palace wlik-h will ply be
tween New York and Albany. The steamer
was launched last Saturday and christened
Hendrick Hudson. It is pronounced the
largest passenger steamer In the world
used on Inland waters. The steamer will
accommodate 5.000 passengers and Is hand
somely decorated throughout. As no
freight of any description will be carried,
e-ery deck Is given over to the use of pas
sengers. The genersl dimensions are:
Length over all, SW feet; breadth of hull.
4S feet; depth, 14 feet; draught, S fee'.
The new boat will be placed on the Albany-New
York run next August. The
Hudson will cost almost 11,000,000.
Transatlantic travel this year promts s
to make a new record In volume. All the
steamship offices In Lower Broadway are
doing the great business of their existence
Never before has a desire so thoroughly
awakened to travel in foreign lands. In
the morning mail of one of the agencies
the other day were no less than 1.200 letters
making Inquiries about sailing. Whole of
fice staffs are working overtime to keep up
with the volume of business. When at the
close of 1906 figures of the different lines
were summed up and It was found tTiat In
round numbers 78,000 first and 60,000
second cabin passengers, a totsl of 136,000,
had gone to Europe from the port of New
York alone, there was a general specula
tion as to what this year would bring
forth. Some doubting Thomases predicted
a slump, but they were few. The business
done so far has exceeded the hopes of the
veriest optimists, and the outlook has never
been equalled or even approached.
Twenty per cent over the record of last
year Is regarded by many as a conserva
tlve estimate of the Increase In the vol
ume of this year's business. This has noth
ing to do with the figures for steerage
traffic. There are some who say that 25
per cent would be a better estimate, based
on the bookings already made and the vast
number of Inquiries that are pouring In.
The United Fruit company's steamship
Bodo, from Port Antonio, Jamaica, Is prac
tically off the maritime lists. The men
who go down to the sea In ships can't
quite puzxle out where It does belong since
It gaily Jumped the bar oft Gilo's Inlet, L.
I., and crawled ashore.
The Bodo lost Its way In a snowstorm
and when Captain Bergor N. Larson
thought he was off the Jersey coast he
felt a bump, after an eagle-like swoop on
the top of a big wave. He Immediately be
gan firing off rockets In the hope of awak
The Bodo, which draws eleven feet, had
been groping. Its way through very high
seas. The bsr off the Inlet Is exposed at
low tide, the beach sloping gently to the
water line. Beyond Is deep water. In the
hollow of the sea the Bodo would have
struck upon the bar and have been
smashed to pieces. As It was, it was riding
the crest of a mighty wave when it
reached the bar. It didn't bump until it
hit the beach, the wave that carried It
there scurrying back to sea and abandon
The life saving crews of Oak Island and
Fire Island answered the signals, but it
was high tide and the surf was too heavy
for them to go to the Bodo. When the
tide went out there was not a drop of
water within 200 feet of the vessel. The
crews of Fire Island and Oak Island
strolled out to the vessel and paid a morn
There Is no way of getting the Bodo on
the maritime lists again unless a canal Is
dug for It.
Despite Its reputation for misrule under
Tammany New York has a way of doing
things that will no doubt surprise property
holders in other cities. At a meeting of
the commissioners of the sinking fund a
resolution was adopted that the Pennsyl
vania pay $400,000 for West Thirty-second
street, between Ninth and Tenth avenues.
The Pennsylvania, New York & Long Island
railroad, which is building the Immense
terminals for the main system, secured the
abandonment of Thirty-second, from Sev
enth to Tenth avenues, having purchased
property on both sides of the street. For
the blocks between Seventh and Ninth ave
nues the Pennsylvania paid to the city
$788,000, or an average of $394,000 per block.
Nearly forty years ago there was a famine
In China and the New York Chamber of
Commerce raised a fund of $60,000 which
was sent to China for the relief of the
sufferers. In return the viceroy of Nanking
sent to the chamber a tablet with an In
scription which was never translated till
the other day, when one of the Chinese
commissioners now In this country said It
"There may be a difference In races;
there exists a universal brotherhood."
Attorneys for the New York Central rail
load created a new basis for the settlement
of damage suits growing out of accidents
when they compromised with Rev. Dr.
Daniel Bella, a Slovak preacher, at the
rate of $1,000 for every bone broken.
Dr. Bella was In the viaduct collision
at One Hundred and Fourth street last
fall. When he was removed to St. Mark's
hospital It was found that twenty of his
bones had been broken. Figuring on the
basis of $1,000 a bone the railroad coin
promised the case for $30,000.
The proprietor of the newly furnished
New York hotel has given an order to a
publishing house for. 200 Bibles, which will
be placed In the rooms for the use of
guests. "It will surprise most persons to
know," - he says, "that a great many re
cuests come to us from commercial trav
elers for a copy of the Bible. They say
they MV to read a chapter before going to
bed Jut why they do not carry the book
with thctx I don't know, but It Is a fact
this auppoi' 'ly godless class of men often
call for th i31ble when stopping here."
rMlea of the Rich.
To the i-Lct that all the fools are not
deed ye', especially the rich fools, the
newspapers of the day furnish abundant
evidence. It was one of this class living
In Philadelphia who spent $30,000 the other
evening on the "coming out" of his eldest
daughter a sum of money, expended In
mere display, larger than the total Income
for a year of a score or more hard-working
and worthy men. More of a fool, by
several degrees, was the wealthy woman
In a New Hampshire town, who had a pet
dog burled tn a costly casket trimmed with
white satin and adorned with cut flowers,
t'pon such pabulum as this does anarchism
feed and grow.
Rrgalatloa that Uoesa't Heg-alate.
The supreme court of Nebraska has
made a big hole In that state's antl-
cigarette law. It rules that the rolling of
cigarettes by Individuals for their own use
Is not "manufacturing." A young man
who waa arrested on that dire charge
made a test of the Issue, with this result.
This opens so wide a way that anybody
who wants to smoke cigarettes In Ne
braska now sees the way to do so. The
Massachusetts legislature did well when It
declined to go too far In the snll-cigarette
Emerson, the philosopher, established the
as a synonym of
There are more than forty varieties and
grades of WALTHAM watches. Ask
your jeweler to show you some of them
and tell you about them.
" The Perfected Americu Witch,' n fflastrtled book of interesting
information about vtches, free upon request.
AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCH COMPANY,
STATE POLITICS Bl BB1,IG.
Sutton News: Don't forget thst George
L. Rouse of Hall county will be a factor
In the gubernatorial nomination that will
have to be reckoned with.
Grand Island Independent: There Is noth
ing constitutional in the way of Hon. Peter
Mortensen for railroad commissioner. No
better selection as one of the commis
sioners could be made.
Syracuse Journal: If George Sheldon
should receive the republican nomination
tor governor he would sweep the state
with a genuine Roosevelt wave and on Its
crest would be seen a majority of th?
democratic votes of his home county.
Weeping Water Herald: State Senator
Goorge L. Sheldon announces himself a
candidate for governor of Nebraska. We
believe Mr. Sheldon will make a strong
race for the nomination as he represents
the principles of the republicans of the
Blue Springs Sentinel: Our present lieu
tenant governor has taken a tumble to
himself and will not be a candidate for
governor. This waa what you might term
a happy tumble for McGllton. Had he
persisted In being a candidate his real tum
ble might have hurt him.
Plattsmouth Journal (dem.): The men
tion of Senator Sheldon's name In connec
tion with the candidacy for governor has
the hearty support of the Fremont Tribune
and many of the leading republican papers
of the state. Senator Sheldon Is said to be
an Ideal citlien and a man with a back
bone. The governor's office has long been
In need of such an occupant.
Fremont Tribune: Some of the politico
romancers connected with the corporation
wing are trying to frighten Senator Burk
ett away from the support of George Shel
don for governor lest the latter gentleman
loom up aa a possible opponent of Mr.
Burkett four years hence. They are not
likely to thus set these two men by the
ears, which is the plain purpose.
Brunlng Courier: We hear a good many
complimentary remarks about J. M. Both
well as Thayer county's candidate for state
treasurer. His qualifications In a business
way are undisputed, h has proven his abil
ity and Integrity by serving as county
treasurer two terms, where he gave the
most perfect satisfaction to all regardless
of party affiliation, and not a breath of
scandal or suggestion of wrong-doing is
even hinted at. Mr. Bothwell Is a gentle
man whom the republicans of Thayer can
bring forward before the state convention
with confidence and honest pride.
Falls City Journal: Hon. George L.
Sheldon of Cass county has announced
that he is a candidate for the office of
governor at the hands of the republican
party. Mr. Sheldon Is a young man of
marked ability and his candidacy will be
supported solidly by the entire southeastern
corner of the state. He filled the office
of senator from Cass county during the
last legislature with credit to himself and
his' party and If elected governor will rep
resent the entire people and not a few
bosses or politicians. When the conx-entlon
meets Richardson county will be there
with a solid delegation for Mr. Sheldon for
Fremont Tribune: Senator George Shel
don of Cass county has announced his can
didacy for the governorship and It Is an
Important contribution to the political sit
uation. He Is a farmer and stock grower
and has made a pronounced success of the
business. He Is a native of Nebraska and
If he should be nominated and elected he
would be the first Nebraska-born governor.
He Is a graduate of the State university
and of Harvard. He was a captain In the
Spanish-American war. Senator Sheldon Is
an Ideal candidate for governor. The Trib
une has no axe to grind. It wishes only
to deal fairly and Justly between the peo
ple and the candidates. It Is acquainted
wit stall those who aspire to the governor
ship. With no disparagement for others It
Is free to state It as Its own opinion that
Senator Sheldon Is the best one of them
all for the governorship of Nebraska
Bid for Booaa Lassrhlsg.
8t. Louis Republic.
Since Secretary Shaw wants to be the
first president from west of the Mississippi
It Is the proper thing for him to launch
his boom from the right-hand bank of the
big river. St. Louis will be pleased to
furnish the wine and the crowd for the
ceremony, but Missouri cannot possibly
vote for him.
Browning, King '& Co5
' . OIIOINATORS AND SOLE MAKERS Of IALP SIZES IN CLOTHING.
'A bargain's a
"where It repre
Ifsfwijr al iz4 Mr I KTW
in common speech
Patient You say you are greatly plesrd
over my condition. Shall I recover, then?
Doctor Oh. 1 1 can't say as to Hint. Hut
I can perform a lot of interesting op
erations on you. Cleveland Leader.
"Will you send this message for me and
"Hcrry, sir. but we send messages only
for cash payments."
''That s queer. 1 thought all telegraphic
dispatches went on tick." Baltimore Ameri
can. "Did you ever sec this one?" Inquired
the tiresome funny man. "You run take
two letters from 'money' and leave only
'one.' See how It's done?"
"Yes," replied the postal clerk, "and
I've known fellows to take money from
any number of letters and leave ahsolutf-ly
nothing." Philtidolphla Catholic Standard.
"That Imitation of our goods," said th
senior partner, "has become more popu
lar than our genuine article."
"That's so," replied the Junior partner.
"There's nothing left for us to do hut tc
advertise ours as 'Just as good as the Imi
tation.' "Indianapolis News.
'What did you think of our friend s
speech?" asked the veteran statesmun.
"It was a remarkable literary study."
answered Senator Sorghum. "I never be
fore realised how completely the meaning
of words could be effaced by a Judkious
manner of arranging them In sentences."
The Youn Man It's awfully kind of you,
Miss Snapley, to let me. have this waits,
when I'm the awkwardest dancer on the
The Young Woman (wincing as he stepped
on her foot again) Why. how can you say
that, Mr. Potamous? .You hardly seem to
touch the floor at all. Chicago Tribune.
THE MODERN AITIIOH.
f Baltimore American.
If you want to be an author of the up-to
And find your work among the six best
You must take an altogether melancholm
view of life
And top gloom's notch past other fiction
You must get your local color from the
Jaundice and the blues
And select a phase of life that's very
Or otherwise you tan not teach a moral
Or have your books like very hot cakes,
Don't let a gleam of humor or a healthy
Of any kind get In your style of writing:
Don't picture men and women who are
neither rakes nor snobs;
From your love tales take out all that is
Remember, love and cheerfulness and
wholesomeness of taste " ' '
Are deadly sins in modern story telling.
For the epicurean palate, of the reading
There must be a taint to help along the
Avoid romance as you would fly a plague
It Isn't style;
Dissect society, or vivisect It. rather;
'TIs the only life worth noticing in this
big world of ours
The only field in which real life to gather.
Avoid the light and flowers seek the gloom
and gather weeds;
If life Is clean and happy never tell It.
Both are most inartistic, and the artist's
touch you need
In vour novel or, my dear, you'll never
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