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Sabs?rlbers leaving the city tem
porarily ahoald have The Be
mailed to them. Address will be
Now for the sworn to expense accounts
to which every candidate takes oatl)
aud mental reservation.
Since the socialist party has reached
the dignity of a primary contest for
nominations it may be considered ns
The World-Herald is In u quandary
whether to blame The Bee for beating
Broatch or to give It credit for uomlna
ting Benson. Let It go nt that.
4 now rat-niiitinn hm tawit I,, Qnnu I
Domingo. The Tnlted States mar be
compelled to send Agulnaldo , to the
la and to nrench the beauties of r.acs
Now that the Republic Oil company 1
going out of business tho result of "com
petition" In the oil trade may be ascer
tained as far a the west is concerned.
In giving twenty-four hours' notice oft
bis Intention to address the senate Sen-
itor Elklns allow Governor Cummins J
ample time to reach his bomb-proof or
prepare for action.
The pending bill to take the tax from
alcohol used In the arts may, If enacted
soon enough, make It unnecessary for
Mr. Garfield to complete his report on
the state of the oil trade.
Natal, which was showing Its teeth at
tho mother country over the execution
of natives, will now -be ready to cat
"humblo pie" until Bambaata is driven
back to1 the reservation.
With call money at 30 tier cent there
Is evidence that something besides
movement of western crops can be used
t feather the nests of those with ready
monev to risk nn Ions- .wl.1.
The New York lav- which requires
lobbyists to display their expense ae-
count and tell how much they are being
paid might be improved by making them
how the ultimate source of revenue.
i.ouni von uueiow was overcome
while listening to a speech by a socialist
membe r of the Reichstag. Socialist
speeches in America have been known
to have a similar effect upon the hearers,
Tn.lirn nniaIfl.tin,a A...nl. - A. I
.... "l- " -" aucm inn-
irui ui nirporniiniji dj me government
should be a tip to the I nlted States dis
trict attorney the next time he is ready
to start a suit along the lines of the
v ii y persist in miking about it as
the "World-Herald's plan" to have can
didates for the Tutted States senate
put their names on the ticket by peti
tion when it Is the World Herald's plan
only by misappropriation.
CanHda is welcoming American farm-
ers with all of the fervor it once dls-
played to hankers who passed ln the
night, but still there are comparatively
few who desire to exchange American
mill for that of the Dominion.
The bill to restrict the congressional
franking privilege to the personal use of
vongressnien will add further woe to the
finance committees of the national po- "n tot the party, as well as Its repre
liMeul parties, which have already been wntatlve at Washington, to make
cut off from former generous eontrlb-
Houth Omaha's outgoing city council
I trying to celebrate Its exit from the
stage by puttiug the finishing touches
pn the city hall site Job, on which the
ral estate speculators are working the
imp vers of the Magic City. The time
Ietween an election aud the installation
of the newly elected officers Is always
tn time wueo the Jobbers get busy.
rnr. wf.ht asp the mjtMisiny
It Is Inevitable that the character ol
the Interstate Commerce tXHiuiilsalon
will receive serious consideration aa
soon as legislation shall be enacted In
creasing Its power over transportation,
and 111 view of the growing probability
tlint that time In unw not far distant
option" " already bcmB riod to
the commission as fit present COI1HI'
ttr(i. The WPt certainly has ground
for complaint and In due time will make
Itself board for more adequate repre
sentation. The five membera of the commission.
together with Its secretary and assistant
secretary, who are almost as Important
as members, are as follows:
Martin A. Knapp (N. Y.), chairman.
Judson C. Clements, Georgia.
Francis M. Cockrell, Missouri.
Charles A. Prouty, Vermont.
Franklin Lane. California.
Edward A. Moseley, (Mass.), secretary.
Martin 8. Decker (N. Y.), assistant secre
A glance shows thnt the distinctive In
terest of a vast region of the west have
no direct representation on the commis
sion. New York and New England In
tho extreme and narrow northeast have
two membera besides the secretary and
MWnt secretary, while tho southern
states have two members. The remnln-
n member la from California, which
nni "pwlai transportation and sectional
Interests of Its own entirely apart from
and In some respects antagonistic to
thfse of the great tranamlssouri region
commonly and properly known as the
It Is not a safe representation which
allots such disproportionate Influence on
Mn commission to New York and New
England, the section of capitalistic and
speculative Interest, while that enor
mous region north of the Ohio, Including
all the grent commonwealths of the
npper Mississippi and Missouri valleys,
which pays .the freight. Is without a
single direct representative. Precisely
within this region lies the bulk of the
railroad mileage, the freight, tlie travel
and the business of the continent. With
the broadening of the powers of the
commission to Include rate making, in
volving vitally sectional Interest as well
as the Irrepressible conflict between the
various stock and bond Interests on the
one hand and the freight-paying Inter-
ests on the other. It will be incomparably
more necessary for tho west to assert
Itself when the time comes to recon
stitute the commission as the pending
rate ,,, contemplates shall be done.
Mere arbitrary geographical lines, to
be sure, are not to le Insisted upon too
far. Distinguished ability, character and
special fitness are required for the great
tribunal that is to deal so momentously
with transportation. But transportation
interests fall within distinct groups and
largely within definite ones. those
of ,be WMt rtalnly being inferior to
no oth" SPCtlon n(i thlH r,8Pwt 1""-
l"-B n !""" "- require western
SEyATUR ALLISOX l!f THE OPEX.
The appearance of Senator Allison of
Iowa on the floor of tho senate In active
support of the administration in the con-
test over the rate measure is one among
multiplying signs that the lines are le-
Ing drawn more closely. There has, in-
deed, been no doubt in well Informed
circles as to where the senior Iowa sen
ator stood on the main Issue, but the
lrm,or Hella,or Dolllver - has bee,,
puHhed to the front lu tue opon flght( ,
be has repeatedly aud publicly stated,
with the advice and counsel of his col
league all tho way through.
But it is reassuring to the friends of
! efficient rate control that Senator Alii
son. than whom there Is no more ex
perlenced, skillful aud Influential mem
ber of the senate, should conspicuously
signify his co-operation at this stage of
i thi ,n,rovp"y hen strategy and wis
t,om majr a" ,mlrtant as seal for
t"- Kxperlcneed observers are
now 1oted as anticipating that the sen-
aeuaie may run on ror anotner
month or even longer. But It has lat
seemed to fall In rest and Interest
al, be concerued more with technl-
rnlltle and fine-drawn distinctions. In
"hort, the real struggle In the senate
eeins now to bu entering upon the
It rlod of practical arrangement.
The Judicial review amendment.
which was generally credited with the
preHideut's approval, was decided upon
last ween clearly with a view to tactical
advantage, and It was in connection
With that ainenilnient that Kanalnr 4 111
ollr orwni- ti.n .,i,inia.M
JOIST CAVCVS FOR OROASlZATlOX.
The initiation by the united republican
membership of the senate and the house
of organisation for this year's political
contest is a reminder that that contest
is at hand and in fact has already be
gun. The congressional elections com
plicated with the election of state legis
latures which choose one-third of the
membership of the 1'nited States seuate,
oc'urrlus luldw".v ln presidential term,
" '"." considered as really of
"rrc'1r lo8H importance than a presl
rt,nnB "w itself. The republican
I'"'1 "icn carnea the last preslden-
,,M pl"n Is now up to the serious
test of a resubmission to the people In
several congressional districts and
'n the states which this year elect
Vid States senators, and It Is not too
In suy event the question of oriraulita.
tlon U of great luiortam-e, but ss
Speaker Cannon admonished the repub-
Hcan Joint caucus the question of actual
record and present purpose is of far
greater importauee. Very much depends
uisui what congress shall yet accomplish
at the present session. The fact re-
mains that the musses ure as earnestly
with President Roosevelt for the (tolicles
he represents as they -were a year aro
Inst November. If congress shall fall
short of the required measure of supinirt
of the president. It will count gravely
against the party In this year's election.
If It should fall far short. It will be all
the more necessary for loyal republicans
In the several districts and states to
draw unmistakably the Hue In their
candidates and party organizations.
If President Roosevelt Is to be sus
tained during the last two years of bit
administration It must 1k by a loyal re
publican majority In congress. The dem
ocratic party, especially under the par
tisan temptations of sn approaching
presidential campaign cannot be trusted
for one moment for such support. The
people are insisting upon verities now.
mere party name and tradition being no
longer conclusive, and It behooves repub
licans In every state, if they would win.
to get tight In the preliminaries as to
tickets, platform and purposes, and to
get right In the people's eyes beyond a
The recent flurry In the Omaha Grain
exchange over the proposed election of
the new secretary is said to have sprung
from a feeling on the part Of some of
the grain men that the active manage
ment of the Grain exchange should be
free from all participation by the whole
salers and Jobbers, who dominate the
Commercial club. This feeling Is sup'
posed to refer more particularly to the
relations between the Grain exchange
and the railroads In the fixing of the
grain rates, where the interests of the
Oniaha grain market are at stake as
distinguished from the general freight
rates srovernlng the transportation of
The Bee falls to see any good reason
for antagonism between the grain men
and the nongraln men in the Grain ex
change. The grain market at Oniaha
was made a reality' only by the com
blned efforts of the entire business com
munlty. Eventually the interests of
the grain men will, without doubt, be
come so preponderant that membership
will come to be held only by men
actually engaged lu the buying and
selling of grain, but until that time ar
rives, the help of every one interested
in the development of Omaha as n grain
market will be needed to defend It from
outside attacks and give it the en
trenched position it should have as the
natural market for all the grain grown
within Omaha's tributary territory.
So far as favors from the railroads
are concerned, Omaha maj count on
securing fair treatment in the future as
In the past only to the extent that it. Is
prepared to fight for it. Whenever 11
comes to a fight, the assistance of the
Jobbers and other heavy shippers will
come in right handily for the grain
Omaha's elevator facilities will soon
be adequate tp present den.ands, aud the
next thing Is to establish a milling In
dustry that will create a larger demand
for local consumption. On this side the
Grain exchange will again come In
closer contact with the Jobbing houses
which must market the product of the
mills and factories. The policy of the
Grain exchange should be constantly to
unify and strengthen all the interests
The Water lxuird has again gone
through the onerous labor of a monthly
meeting to appropriate the salaries of
board members and attaches, and in
cidentally to O. K. another $1,000 draft
In favor of one of the special attorneys
employed to milk the water works cow,
The latest and most official forecast of
the actual acquisition of the water planl
by the city allows from two to three
years yet to complete the "immediate
and compulsory" purchase that was
started three years ago.
The State Board of Assessment has
sagely decreed that cattle should be as
sessed where they are pastured rather
than where the owner happens to reside,
if the cattle are pastured in a different
county from that in which the owner
lives. Railroad property In Nebraska,
however, by the fiction of distribution
continues to be scattered for assessment
all along the line, irrespective of the
location of the property that Is valued.
Congressman McCarthy of the Third
Nebraska district Is on the new repub
lican congressional campaign commit
tee as the representative of this state
a place that used to be occupied by
"Our Dave." If McCarthy can use the
position for his own benefit as shrewdly
as did his predecessor, that threatened
squall iu the Third district may not be
so much of a storm after all.
Should the United States begin to as
certain the value of railroad properties
as a basis of rate making, some of the
gentlemen who have contended that the
actual value of the roads Is the price of
the rails and rolling stock would at once
he found Insisting upon consideration of
the value of the stocks and bonds as
well. Such an investigation might be
Invaluable to assessors.
The primary election has probably
settled It that Mayor 7. Iranian will re
main in the mayor's office without mo
lestatlou until the new mayor commis
sioned at the election presents his cred
entials and takes the oath of office. All
talk about the council electing some
one else to fill the gap created by the
death of thtt late mayor should now
Omaha democrats managed to poll
l.tvsi votes in the municipal primary.
That looks pretty small beside the 8,3H)
votes polled by the republicans, but
when compared with the previous demo
cratic primaries. It Is pretty good for
the democrats sfter all.
The Honorable "Jim" Dahlmsu will
now iiroceed. In conjunction with his
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO.
party associates, to formulate a plat
form that will promise everything that
any one can think of. Whether the
Dahlman platform can be built without
Infringing upon the patent of "Judge"
Cooley remains to be seen.
Now that Iowa miners have decided
to be guided by the will of tho majority
Instead of insisting upon unanimous
action, the prospect for a settlement of
the strike Is brighter, but there Is also
opportunity for trouble In case the set
tlement dissatisfies a lorge minority.
Hasina- Off the Load.
A nimsiiRe from the president concerning
the Beef trusters may, of course, relieve
his feelings somewhut, but It Is feared that
it will have no appreciable effect on the
prices charged by the retail butcher.
Drswlag the Line.
St. lxuis Globe-Democrat.
The railroad companies announce that
they have enough coal on hand to run
trains without stealing- fuel from the pub
lic. It would be shameful for the railroads
to add larceny to their other offensvs.
Wonders Sever Cease.
New York Tribune.
The great debate on the rate bill is mak
ing It clearer every day that the fathers
of the republlo had no idea what a complex
Instrument they had devised when they
made the constitution of the United States.
(reed Menarlna- Industry.
We are being mors reminded' of how
sadly Imperfect our civilisation la. All In
dustry Is periodically exposed to untold In
jury from the Inability of two compara
tively small and entirely selfish Interests to
compose their quarrels.
Left Oat im the told.
The people who do not mine coal and
who do not sell coal, but who have to buy
coal, have not had any part ln the nego
tiations between the miners and the oper
ators. They are the ones, however, who I
will have to pay the cost of the disagree
ment Where the Kick Comes la.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Senator Knox remarked In a speech deliv
ered ln the senate on Wednesday that "the
railroads cannot be deprived of their day
In court." Nobody wants to subject them
to such a deprivation. The protest Is
against their keeping cases In court weeks,
months and years.
Mach Information Wanted.
Never before did railroad officers have so
many questions fired at them. I'nder a
congressional resolution the Interstate
Commerce commission Is getting ready to
Investigate them and has demanded of
them Information of the things they ought
to be Investigated about, and two sets of
subpoena servers are haunting the Penn
sylvania railroad offices to summon ths
officials to appear in court and tell all
about the corporation's relations to the
coal business. Railroads will have to es
tablish Information bureaus to attend to
the interrogatories addressed to them.
Llcenslado Cleto Qonxales Vlques has
been elected president of Costa Rica, to
serve until deposed or assassinated.
The toreador who has Just taken from the
City of Mexico 1140.000 for twenty-two per- pect the senior senator to be in bed.
formances evidently made the most of the Senator Knox's early retiring Inclinations
bull movement In his markot. j are well known. Also his getting up
J. Eads How of 8t. Louis, founder of u betimes. When Quay and Cameron were
philanthropic Institution In that city, has the senators from Pennsylvania it was safe
decided to become a "tramp" In order to to ask for them up to midnight, the in
learn needs of "hobo" class and scatter lit- J qulrer being pretty sure tov find both still
erature along the way. ahroad. They aay Cameron saw more sun-
One of the men whose co-operation Mr. ' han man who rvn "ved ,n
Carnegie should enlist In his spelling re- Washington and Senator Quay saw a good
form camDalan Is Mr Knroushtv of Vlr-
glnia, whose family name for many genera
tions has been pronounced "Darly."
the rnlted State. Just rendered the rail.
roads of Michigan will have to pay hack
taxes to tha estimated amount of 17.000.000
and annual taxes hereafter to the amount
of il.&OO.OnO. as against some 1263,000 hereto-
President Roosevelt frequently takes out
genator Lodge of Ma.sachuelts as riding
companion, uuuic im an inuiiirrvni uurpe
man at best and when the president gets
out on the road and urges his horse to the funny He w ,oil0wed. pot by a
utmost Lodge has hard work keeping up man who w,n,d t0 make hlm dlSOrge.
and keeping aboard his horse. ( but by h, dl,buing officer, who. ae-
E. O. McCormlck, assistant traffic man- . cording to law, had to go to him to pay
ager of the Harriman railroad system, be- , ,m ),ls salary. 1
gan life as a newsboy In the place of his
birth. Lafayette, Ind. That was over thirty j Washlngtonians are uep in an effort to
years ago. His first railroad work was as ! from congress legislation that shall
a clsrk with the Lake Erie & Western. ' cieaB the city of Its many alley accumu
Oolng over to the Moaon, he worked up to iations of shacks and hovels, the like of
the general passenger agency, then was ' wri, h do not exist In any other Amerlcsn
general passenger agent of the Cincinnati, j c,y. pishop Batterlee earnestly ad
Hamllton A Dayton, the Big Four, ths ' dressed the committee and others in tirn,
Southern Paelllc and then to this city as , tut the congressmen took the astounding
assistant traffic director of the Harriman j revelations In the manner of men who were
lines. It Is said "the father of general pa- hearing an oft told tale,
scnger agnta" la a term ofteu applied to j a hot shot from a member of the As
Mr. McCormlck, for it l said that more j sn isted ChsrltWs finally stsrtled them to
men now general paeng-r agents have i a"-t'on
served under him than anybody else In the J "v are not talking about something a
but"ts. (thousand milts away." he said. "Exactly
I 1 t r 1 1 1 iiiij -mr 1 1 1 1 J f I T ' fj v
A bating powder of nigncst class and
highest Icaycning strength. Makes the
food purer, sweeter and more wholesome.
Tested and Approved by the Government
BITS OP WASHISGTOS LIFE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Spot.
The I'ostoftlce department Is posting fraud
orders with gratifying regularity and vigor.
Between forty and fifty bogus doctors In
New York and a score ln Boston have had
their mall order business squelched. Simi
lar action will be taken In other cities as
soon os Investigations are completed. T.
Carl, or T. C. Carl, Station M, New York,
was also debarred from the use of the
I'nlted States malls. These names were
found to be fictitious. The person using
them advertised that he was SO years of
age and that at the age of 21 he came into
a large fortune, but that he lost it playing
the races. He thereupon set to work to de
vise a system to beat the horses, and was
successful. Through his system he recov
ered his fortune, and being unselfish, he
wanted to let others in on a good thing.
It cost a small sum to get in touch with the
tipster. The. postal officials decided that T.
Carl and T. C. Carl was one and the same
person and was operating a scheme to do
fraud. Hence the fraud order.
Reece T. Boger, who had a long string of
aliases, and who conducted a specialty com
pany at Concord, N. C, was another of to
day's victims of the fraud order division
of the Poatofflce department. He advertised
that he would pay $20 cash to all persons
who would forward him pennies of the date
of 1880. Those who bit received a reply no
tifying them to forward W cents for further
Instructions. Then they were told to for
ward a remittance for membership In a
"pretended association," and for certain
manuals of the prices of old coins. Then
came the answer to the pussle In the form
of a notice that the specially company
would pay them (20 for 1.K80 pennies of the
A few days ago a fraud order stopped a
game, worked successfully by a woman
inmate of a Nebraska, asylum. Reports
to the postmaster-general show that she
has victimised a number of men through
a matrimonial bureau by offering to marry
them, and obtained upon the strength of
such promises money, engagement rings,
dress patterns and other articles.
It was reported to the department that
under the laws of Nebraska the asylum
authorities had no power to Intercept let
ters addressed to the woman and that they
were, therefore, unable to prevent the
practice of a fraud. Accordingly, the postmaster-general
was asked to issue an order
prohibiting the woman from using the
malls. All letters addressed to her In the
future relating to matrimony will be
marked with the word "fraudulent" and
returned to the senders.
Some angry senators were discussing the
presidential amendment to the railroad
"He can't do it," said one.
"Can't do what?" asked another.
"Can't force an amendment on ua like
"I am reminded of a man out In my city,"
said a third, "who owed the bank a large
; sum of money. He kept renewing and re-
i newlng bis notes, but paid none of them,
Finally the banker sent for him and said:
" This thing must be stopped. You can't
have this money.'
" 'Can't have It?' shouted the man. 'Why,
what are you talking about? I've got It.' "
Pennsylvania's senators appear to be in a
competition to discover which one can be
the best exemplar of the truth of the old
saying "Early to bed, early to rise," eto.
Pensvlvanlans. and others for that matter.
too who have recently had occasion to see
senator Penrose, or rather to try to see
him, ln the evening have discovered that
a o'clock is not too early an hour to ex
A point of order by Representative Prince
of Illinois the other day uncovered a
! situation In the house employes'
force. The question was one giving power
to the clerk to discharge Janitors. Those
In charge of the bill said that the janitors
refused to work during the recess of con
gress, and that, as matters now stood.
nothing could be done with them. In the
lust recess, It was declared, one of the
Janltor, proved to be a thief, and after
he had looted the cloak rooms set out on
a tour of the country. Then came the
Not. The gorernmmt reports show the cheap baVinrrxrse
ders to contain alum, which tho f ovemment chemists de
clare cannot ue4 in food without danger U bcaJu.
two blocks and a half away from this
capltol Is Basset alley, a plot on the city,
where families of eight are living In two
room-stys, where disease Is rampant and
men and women live more like animals
than human beings, while the district
authorities are powerless to act. That
breexe blowing In here now may be bring
ing deadly disease germs"
Representative Morrell glanced appre
hensively toward the window.
"And senators and representatives pass
daily near enough to that alley to be the
means of carrying to their homes and
families the germs of contagion."
A messenger back in the corner softly
creot to the window, saw that It was
jammed tight down on the ventilator board
and closed the ventilators.
The bill will be favorably reported.
The capltol guide was telling two New
England school teachers In the senate gal
lery interesting things about the senators
below. "There are several of them," he
said, "that have eaten 'too many society
dinners and drunk too much fire water."
"Oh, how dreadful in our public men!"
said one of the teachers. "But there Is
Senator Lodge. He doesn't drink, does
he?" "Oh, no," replied the guide. "He
is a teetotaler. He even thins his water."
A manufacturer Is petitioning congress
to protect his Infant Industry In manufac
turing wooden shoes. It appears from th(
petition that there is enough demand ir
this country for wooden footwear to make
it pay to manufacture it, but also there Is
a terrifying competition with shoes Im
ported from Holland. Without a protective
tariff the little Industry is unable to stand
In Its own little wooden shoes, so to
. WAR IX THE THIRD.
Stanton Register: It Is whispered around
town that Attorney W. W. Young will
be a candidate for the republican nomina
tion for congress. And why not? He Is
more capable than McCarthy.
Lynch Journal: We believe the Norfolk
News will succeed in making Congressman
McCarthy sorry he did not make a clean
campaign when he first ran for congress.
Then all the lawsuits and hard feelings
would have been avoided. We believe Mr.
Huse Is right In his stand. " .
Center Register: After reading Congress
man McCarthy's answer to Mr. Huse's
open letter, It will be a hard matter for
the News editor to make a whole lot of
people believe there wasn't something more
than friendship for the plaintiff buck of
his settlement of that libel suit.
Tllden Citizen; Since the announcement
of tha candidacy of Judge Boyd for con
gress, he Is receiving very encouraging
mention throughout the Third district. His
record as Judge is well known and It la
very generally conceded that he possesses
all the attributes and qualifications for a
representative who will represent the
whole. Instead of a part, of his constitu
ency at Washington.
Wayne Herald: It Is reported that W.
W. Young of Btanton will be In the field
as a candidate for nomination to aucceed
J. J. McCarthy as congressman from the
Third Nebraska district. This congressional
fight is surely getting Interesting with Mc
Carthy, Boyd and Young In the field and
several counties yet to hear from. We
were assured a short time ago that Mc
Carthy would have no opposition for the
nomination. How easy It Is for a fellow
to be mistaken In his political guesses.
Burt County Herald: We have occasion
to make a great long mark because we are
ln receipt of the first scratch of a pen
from our congressman, Hon. J. J. McCar
thy, since he first entered congress. Not
even a package of garden seeds or any
public document of any kind was ever re
ceived until now. The enclosure contained
u column of matter In his own defense
ln the matter of the Norfolk News. In a
private note to us he says: "I write you
simply to apprise you of the fact that I
am not, and never have been, unfriendly
to newspapers, and whenever possible I
have tried to give them the best of It,
simply because I thought they deserved It."
We are not from Missouri, but still we
would like to be showu, how, when and
where the newspapers got the best of it,
unless It was the honor and privilege of
defending him In two campaigns without
fee or. hope of reward. ve are not dis
appointed In McCarthy, we never asked
him for a favor, nor never expect any.
We realise that he compares favorably
with the average politician In using the
newspaper as a door mat to wipe his feet
on to get office. When a campaign Is on
or a defense of a candidate is to be made,
the newspaper Is expected to devote col
umns of space gratis. As far as the Her
ald Is concerned, that practice will not
continue. It will always be ready and
willing to advocate pitrty principles free,
but when it conns to (If fending the pri
vate character of a p-irty candidate, It
will draw th line and make the c ha rye
regular rates over the signature of the
contributor; cash must Invariably accom
pany the cupy; also an lad-mnlfyimi bond
to protect us against damage suits that
may be brought against the paper for
giving publicity to the article. McCarthy
will find that his troulilet about getting
k third term will gather sad run as fast
as water down hill. Outside of drawing
his salary McCarthy's record .a a blink.
Why not try some other candidite, any
body ran do as well, th chance Is in
favur of a change?
IS THE FIRST DISTRICT.
Table Rock Argus: Congressman rollnrii
has done very efficient work for a new
man and deserves consideration from the
voters of the district, even though some of
the politicians may have it In for him and
seek to shelve him.
Nemaha Advertiser: Hon. E. M. Pnllai.l
will seek a renominatlon for congress by
the republicans of the First district, lb-
has made a good record during the short
time he has been congressman. As Poll
is the only farmer member from this sta
his friends do not see why he should not
renominated and re-elected.
Plattsmouth Journal (dem.)r Congress
man Pollard proposes to call his committee
together Just as soon ss possible and In
stead of holding a convention to" nominate
a candidate for congress have the nomina
tion made direct by the voters at pri
mary election. This will prove a shrewd
stroke on the part of our congressman ami
will no doubt result in his renominatlon,
which he is truly entitled to.
Falls City Journal: It looks very much a
though there would be another contest over
the nominee from this district. Everyone
thought Mr. Pollard would be renominated
for at least one fult term, but matters po
Itical are so shaping themselves now that
lie will be compelled to fight for all he gets.
fr. Pollard has started out In a manner to
ndicate that he would make an energrtie
-ongressmsn If given the opportunity.
Pawnee Republican: Judge E. P. Holmes
of Lincoln announces his candidacy for the
republican nomination to' succeed Congress
man Pollard. The Judge says he believe
conditions are' favorable , and he is tbeie
fore a candidate for the nomination. K
by this he means that Congressman PnlUnl
has not labored sealously and efficiently in
the interests of the people, but in the inter
ests of the corporations and speculators, he
certainly has not read the congressman's
record rightly. "
Burchard Times: That Congressman Pol
lard of this district will meet with opposi
tion In his campaign for a renominatlon
this year there can no longer be any doubt.
Judge Holmes of Lincoln boldly proclaims
his candidacy for the position, and the plan
of campaign appears to be to divide up the
district against Tollard by encouraging pos
sible candidate:- In the several counties to
enter the race and go to the congressional
convention with their home delegations at
their disposal, to do with as they may see
fit. This Is an old political trick, but it ap
pears that It Is to be dragged from its
sepulcher to accomplish the defeat of Con
gressman Pollard In this district this year.
"I know men," said t'ncle Allen Spark,
"who talk about the good, the beautiful,
and the true, and chew tobacco In church. "
Chicago Tribune. :
"He's so bashful that he never could pro
pose to a woman."
"Oh, I guess not. He's married, you
"Yes, but he married a widow, didn't he?"
"I must congratulate you." said the
man with the cold gray eyes. "Your paper
is truly tilling a long-felt want."
"Evidently you haven't heard," the edi
tor of the "Social Budget'' replied, "that
we have Suspended publication."
"Yes, that's what J mean." Philadelphia
They were talking about the new star in
"She never laughs at Jokes," said the
man. ' .'
"Maybe she has no sense. of humor," said
the other man. '
"Maybe she has false teeth," said the
And then the conversation lnc,ulshd.
Lculsvllle Courier-Journal. .
"What are you eryjng a!out?". .
"I got licked twice Unlay."
"How was that?"
"Teacher licked me an' I told pa an' pa
went up to lick the teacher an' the teacher
lit ked pa, an' pa came home an' licked mi."
The coal operator to the miner: "Pooh!"
The coal miner to the operator: "Hah:'
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Maria, what's the use of your telling the
girl to be sure and wake you at 8 o'clock?
She does It every morning and you never
"John, I don't want you lo interfere with
my way of running the house. I know Jut
what I am doing. When that girl calls me
at o'clock I know she's up." Chlcugo Tu
"Was that little inclosure you sent the
"Fart of It "
"Part of it?"
"Yes, the stamp." Philadelphia ledger.
"No wonder you are getting rich." sH
the customer. "You charge two prices for
"My dear sir." protested the man be
hind the counter, ''you surely"
"I know what I'm talking about. I've
found out. You charge me one price, while
the fellow who kicks at your liguvs gut
a lower price." C hicago Tribune.
Elinor Van Houton In Four Track Ness.
When Spring comes hurrying o'er the hills.
And muHlc ripples In the tills
And soft ths winds begin to blow,
I want to pack my grip and go
Ua where? Oh, anywhere!
I grab my grip and hustle dow n
To that vn little railroad town,
And when the engine w hist lex blow
I Luv my ticket i,nd I go
Oo w here? Oh. an) where !
""here's mrmilain top -eJ.j d1'
Th ics piul'ie. labM aid sa lds-ell
it -n.il.et. n.j diffetei.ee . i u
You up and k your grin tnd go
Go where? oh, auyhfl
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