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TIIR OMAHA PAHA" UKI SfXDAV. API'lf. IS. 100(5.
No. XU French hand-made Battenlwrg. 115.0" Curtalni", for f).T pair.
No. nt Pine Robhlnct, with rinnd-mad Battenbcrg. t.rai Curtains, $.1.95 pair.
No. 311A Cable Net unci rtattenberg. Peru, regular SS.'. fale price $5.49 pair.
No. 6117 Hand-made HattentHrg and Cluny Lace, ecru, regular price $10.ijo. Bale
No. 617 Bobbinet Curtains with fine lace Inrciticn and edge, ecru. pt.i) value,
No. Ffr'-O Ecru, French made Curtains, H.0O vulvie, (or $3.98.
No. 223 French hand-made Pattenbcrs;, rcru, tS.OO value, $o.4'J.
No. 199 French hand-made Hattenbr-rg. Ivory white. tJ). value, $12.86.
No. BoW Fine Battcnberg and Cluny Lnce, Insertion on ecru cable net, tcco
No. 2M French hand-made Battcnberg. trimmed, ecru cable net, $10.00 value,
No. su) Real Cluny Iace trimmed W hite Bobbinet Curtains, $3.50 value,
No. tKV- limitation Cluny, lace Insertion trimmed. White Bobbinet Curtain. $1.50
values, at tea pair.
No. 1M White Bobbinet. imitation cluny lace trimmed. $.150 value, at $1 79 pair.
No. 17S1 Ecru or White Bobbinet w-ith Rattenberg. $2.M value, at $1.69 pair.
No. 9S7 Ecru Dcntelle Arabian. H.firt value, at $!.( pnlr.
No. 631-Ecru, Fishnet. $3.00 value, at $1.79 pair.
No. 1075 Ecru Ruffled Bobbinet Curtains. I2.a value, at $1.49 pair.
No. 4990A Hcru, Fishnet, Batteuberg trimmed, $B.O0 value, at $3.9 pulr.
No. 122 Ecru Cable Net. flattenherg and lace trimmed. $3.00 value, at $1.9S pair.
No. 6114 White Cable Net, real cluny lace trimmed. $10.00 value, at t.9 pair.
No. F576 White French hand-made, Battenberg trimmed, $12.(10 value, at $7.95
No. 13T.91 White Baxony Brussels, very Hue, $20.00 value, at $11. 9S pair.
No. 017704 White Brussels Net. Battenberg trimmed, $11.00 value, nt PiM pair.
No. 1352 White Baxony Brusxcls, $16.00 value, at $S.9S pair.
No. 1300 White Baxony Brussels, $11:5 value, at fl.'A pulr.
No. 106 White Cable Net. Battcnberg trimmed. Ili.no value, at $i.9s pail.
No. 1253 White Baxony Brussels. I1S.00 vulue. at $l'l.SH pair.
No. 1301 White P.ixony Brussels, J13..V) value, at $x 7X pair.
No. 13376 White Brussels Net. $11.00 value, at $7.28 pair.
White Cable Net, French hand-made trimming, $RU) value. $ii.ii8 pair.
Description is meager. Tou will best appreciate the great values by seeing tliem
About 100 fine waists In colors made by
the Opera Waist Co., which a guarantee
of perfection, will be closed out Monday
at 2 He each, worth from $1.50 to $2.50
About 15 new Spring Cloth Suits will be
closed out Monday at $5.00 each, worth
$12.50 to $15.00.
In selecting Kid Gloves, do not overlook
the merits of the Valllen Gloves. No glove
is a good glove that does not tit. Many
gloves are good in quality but faulty in
shape and workmanship. The Vallers
gloves combine the beat materials and high
eat clans of work and finish with absolute
perfection In fit.
Valliers first quality, 3-clasp overseam
gloves, all the leading shades and black
and white, per pair $2.00.
Valuers Verlalne 3-clasp, overseam, In
tan. brown, mode, navy, gray, green, black
and white, good value and stylo, per pair
this gavel wan presented by Presi
dent Washington to Valentine Heint
acii, then master of Potomuc lodgu of
Hits city, which lodge has ever since
possessed and guarded with zealous care,
this historic relic.
Five tthor persidents, James K. Polk,
Millard Filniore, James Buchanan, Wllllain
McKlnley and Theodore Roosevelt, tiave
also uned this gavel on notable occasions.
It la by the courtesy of Potomac lodge
that I am permitted to use It at thla time.
Within these walls the nation Is to be
beneficiary through the law that shall
hers have their beginning. We can only
lioie that this structure which has had the.
best thought of many minds In its planning,
will house faith, honor and duty and that
selfishness and passion will be noticeable
Ly their absence. In yonder capitol will
An Instrumental selection followed and
then the president and the speaker of the
house of representatives entered the presl
dnt'a box. Their appearance was greeted
with round after round of applause. With
out so much as waiting for the applause
to cease the speaker, waving his luind t.i
hllence the audience, said-:
Citizens: It Is tiiy privilege at this time
to introduce to you one who needs no
introduction Theodore Roosevelt, president
of the United States.
The President's Speech.
The president was In splendid voice and
throughout the address hearty and long
continued applause greeted his words.
Tha president said:
Over a centu.y ago Washington laid the
cornerstone of the capitol In what was then
little more than a tract of wooded wilder
ness here beside the Potomac. We now find
It necessary to provide by great additional
buildings for the business of tiie govern
ment. This growth in the need for the
housing of the government is but a proof
and example of the way In which the na
tion has grown and the sphere of action of
the national government has grown. We
now administer the affairs of a nation in
which the extraordinary growth of popula
tion has been outstripped by the growth of
wealth and the growth In coinnlex Interests.
The material problems that faee tis today
are not such as they were in Washington s
time, but the underlying facts of human
nature are the same now as they were then.
I'nder altered external form we war with
the same tendencies toward evil that were
evident In Washington's time, and are
helped by the same tendencies for good,
it is about some of these that I wish to
say a word today.
la Bunyan's "itlgrim's Progress'' you
may recall the description of the innn
with the muck rake, the man who could
look no way but downward, with the muck
rake In hts hand: who was offered a ce
lestial crown lor his muck-rake, hut who
would neither look up nor regard the crown
he whs offered, but continued to lake to
himself the tilth of the floor.
In "Pilgrim's Progress'' the man with
the muck-rake Is set forth as the example
of him whose vision is fixed on carnal in
xtead of on spiritual things. Y'et he also
lypifles the man who In Oils life consist
ently refuses to see aught that is lutty,
and Axes tils eyes whh solemn Interim. hh
only cm that which Is vile and debusing.
Now, It is very necessary that we should
not flinch from seeing what Is vile and de
basing. There Is tilth on the floor and It
must be scraped up with the muck-rake:
and there are times and places where this
servlcM Is tha most needed all the serv
ices that can be performed. But the man
who never does anything el.se, who never
thinks or speaks or writes, save of his
feats with the muck-rake. se11ly be
comes, not a help to society, not an In
citement Is good, but one of the most
potent forces for evil.
Deaaaeiatloa stlth Dlsrretton.
There are. In the Inaly politic, economic
and social, many and grave evils, and
there Is urgent necevsity for the sternest
war upon tli.ni. There tdiotild be relent
less exposure of and attack upon every
evil loan, whether politician or butine
man. every evil practice, whether In p ll
tlcs, in business, or in soelul life. I hail
.is a benefactor every writer or speaker,
'Very man who. on the platform, or In
book. magazine, or newspaper, with
merciless severity makes such attaca,
provided always that he In tits turn re
members that the atl-tck is of use suly
if It Is absolutely truthful. Ti.e liar is
no whit better thaji the thief, and if
Ins mendacity takes the form of slander,
be may b worse thaa roost thieves. It
hta a premium uon kuavery untruth
Telephone DougUi 611.
Great Special Purchase
Fine Lace Curtains on
Your opportunity to
street windows. Select
Valliers Pique street gloves, 2-clasp and
pretty stitchlngs. In good shades of brown,
tan beaver and black, per pair $2.00.
A large line of -ln. Mousquetalro gloves,
suede and glace. In all the season's latest
shades and black and white, $1.60, - $2.00,
$3.d0 and 3.50 per pair. Main Floor.
Will not split, b'reuk or catch the dust, and
when you wish a cloth that combinea dur
ability and sightliness we can truthfully
recommend thla material ior drop skirts,
petticoats etc. Just the proper weight,
beautiful morled effect, good assortment of
Great Special Sale of Our Finest Cloth Suits Monday.
Monday we shall place on sale all our liigii 'sks Novelty Tailor-Made Suits al
the following reductions: All our $85.00 Suits ' nduy at $ti0.00. All our beautiful
tan, grey, Alice blue and coral color Novelty '.lie Suits, with silk drop skirts,
regularly sold at $45.00, Monday at $30.00. All our handsome Suits In navy and plain
black, In flue Chiffon Panama, regularly sold a' fO.OO, Monday's sale price $25.00.
This Is an opportunity to buy high class -''s at the price usually paid for
common goods. At the extraordinary reduced -"Ices these suits will be sold for,
charges will be made for alterations that may be necessary.
See the New Wash Goods, s50c Yard, in Howard Street
fully to attack an honest man, or even
with hysterical exaggeration to assail a
bad man with untruth. An epidemic of
Indiscriminate assault upon character
does no good, but very groat harm, i ho
soul of every scoundrel is gladdened
whenever an honest man is assailed, or
even when a scoundrel is untruthfully as
sailed. Now, it is easy to twist out of shape
what I have Juat said, easy to affect to
misunderstand it, and, If It Is slurred over
in repetition, not dllllriili really to misun
derstand It. Some persons are sincerely in
capable of understanding that to denounce
mud-sllnging does not mean the indorse
ment of whitewashing: and both the Inter
ested individuals who need whitewashing
and those who practice mud-slinging like
to encourage such confusion of ideas. One
of the chief counts against those who make
indiscriminate assault upon men in business
or men In public life Is that they invite a
reaction which Is sure to tell powerfully In
favor of the unscrupulous seoundrel who
really ought to be attacked, who ought to
be exposed, who ought, if possible, to be
put in the penitentiary. If Arlstides is
praised overmuch as Just, people get tired
of hearing it; and overeenatire of the un
just finally and from similar reasons re
sults in their favor.
Any excess is Hlmost sure to Invite a
reaction; and, unfortunately, the reaction,
instead of taking the form of punishment
of those guilty of the excess, is verv apt
to take the form either of punishment of
the unoffending or of giving Immunity, and
even strength, to offenders. The effort to
make financial or political profit out of the
destruction of character can only result
in public calamity. Gross and reckless
assaulta on character, whether on the
stump or In pwspaper, magazine, or book,
create a mot id and vicious public senti
ment, and at the same time act as a pro
found deterrent to able men of normal
sensitiveness and tend to prevent them
from entering the public service at any
price. As an instance In point, 1 may
mention that one serious difficulty encoun
tered In getting the right type of men to
dig the Panamn canal is the certainty
thnt they will be exposed, both without,
and. I am sorry to say. sometimes within,
congress, to utterly reckless assaults on
their character and capacity.
Offenders Mast Be Punished.
, At the risk of repetition let me say
again that my plea is, not for Immunity
to hut for the most unsparing exposure
of the politician who betrays his trust, of
the big business men who makes or spends
his fortune In Illegitimate or corrupt ways.
There should be a resolute effort to hunt
every such man out of the position he
has disgraced Expose the crime and hunt
down the criminal, but remember thnt
even In the cai-e of crime. If It Is attacked
In sensational, lurid, and untruthful fash
ion, the attack may do more damage to
the public mind than the crime itself. It
Is because I feel that there should be no
rest In the endlexs war attains! the forces
of evil that I ak that the war be con
ducted with sanity as well as with resolu
tion. The men with the muck rakes are
often indispensable to the well tieing of
society; but only If they Know when to
stop raking the muck, and to look upward
to the celestial crown above them, to the
crown of worthy endeavor. There ure
beautiful things above and round about
them, and if they gradually grow to feel
that the whole world is nothing but muck,
their power of usefulness Is gone. If the
whole picture is painted black there re
mains no iiue whereby to single out the
rascals lor distinction from their fellows.
Such painting filially Induces a kind of
iroral color blindness, and people affected
by it come to the conclusion that no man
is really black, and no man really white,
but they are all gray. In other words,
they neither believe in the truth of the
attack, nor In the honesty ef the man who
Is attacked; they grow as suspicious of
the accusation ss of the offense; It becomes
well night hopeless to stir them either to
wrath against wrongdoing or to enthusiasm
for what is right; and such a mental at
titude in the public gives hope to every
knave, and is the desalr of honest men.
Dangers of r'eaerallsatlsa.
To assail the great and admitted evils
of our iHilitical and industrial life with
such crude and sweeping generalisations
us to, include decent men lu tha general
condemnation means the searing of the
public conscience. Here results a genernl
attitude of cynical belief In and Indiffer
ence to public corruption, or else of a dis
trustful Inability to discriminate between
the good and the bad. Either attitude is
fraught with untold damags to the country
as a whole. The fool who haa not sense
Ui dtscrtinluata betwaon what la good and
buy fine curtains at less than cost to manufacture. See Howard
the patterns by the number and be on hand early.
colors, Including bluik, cream and while,
27-ln. at 35c a yard.
Bpecial Black percaline, 36-ln. wide, ab
solutely fast black and stainless at 9c a
yard. All sold on Main Fluor at Lining
The Indications point strongly to the
popularity of Gingham this season. And.
no wonder. It is a season of checks and
plaids and no material produces prettier
effects thnn the new Ginghams.
Imperial Chamhrays 15c a yard.
Toil du Nord Ginghams 12 So a yard.
Aberfoyle Ginghams Mc a yard.
Barnaby Ginghams, Suitings 15c a yard.
French Broehe Zephyrs lc a yard.
Scotch Zephyrs 25c a yard.
Mercerized Scotch Zephyrs He a yard.
French riaids at 25e a yard.
Aberfoyle Shimmer Silk Z,c a yard.
Aberfoyle Silk Ginghiims nt l.'ic and JOo
Special Sale of Linens and Bed
Spreads Monday in Our
Towel Sale Monday.
All loc I luck Towels, Oc.
All 15c Huck Towels SSc.
All 25c Damask Towels 12V.
TABLE DAMASK BY THE VAKD
All two. silver bleached Table Iania.k,
48c a yard.
All our SOc. Mercerized Damask 39c a
BED SPREAD BALK.
All $1.25 Hemmed Bed Spreads Wo each.
All $150 Ilemmei'. Bed Spreads $1.(0 each.
All $1.75 Hemmed Bed Spreads $1.38 each.
All $1.75 Fringed Bed Spreads $1.31 each.
All $350 Fringed pink and blue Bed
All $3.00 Hemmed pink and blue Bed
All 5c Fringed Napkins Monday lo each.
All 10c Teneriffe Doylies 3'ic each.
All 15c Teneriffe Doylies for 6c each.
FRINGED TABLE CLOTHS.
All $1.00 Fringed Table Cloths 5ic each.
All $1.25 Fringed Table Cloths MJc each.
$1.50 Fringed Tablo Cloths $1.19 each.
what Is bad Is well-nigh as dangerous as
the man who does discriminate and yet
chooses the bad. There is nothing more
distressing to everv food natrlot. to every
' good American, than the hard, scoffing
spirit which treats the allegation of dls-
honesty In a public man as a cause for
I laughter. Such laughter Is worse than the
crackling of thorns under a pot, for it
denotes not merely the vacant mind, but
the heart In which high emotions have,
been choked before they could grow to
Tuere Is any amount of good In the world,
and there never was a time when loftier
and more disinterested work for tha better
ment of mankind was being done than now.
The forces that tend for evil are great and
terrible, but the forces of truth and love
and courage and honesty and generosity
and sympathy are also stronger than ever
before, it is a foolish and timid, no less
than a wicked thing, to blink the fact that
the forces of evil are strong, but it Is
even worse to fail to take into account
the strength of the forces that tell for
good. Hysterical sensationalism is the
very poorest weapon wherewith to fight for
lasting righteousness. The men who with
stern sobriety and truth assail the many
evils of our time, whether in the public
press, or in magazines, or in books, ere
the leaders and allies of all engaged in the
work for social and political betterment.
But If they give good reason for distrust
of what they say. If they chill the ardor
of those who demand truth as a primary
virtue, they thereby betray the good cause,
and play Into the hands of the very men
against whom they are nominally at warr"
In his ecclesiastical polity that tine old
Elizabethan divine, Bishop Hooker, wrote:
"He that goeth about to persuade a
multitude that they are not so well gov
erned as they ought to lie, shall never want
attentive and favorable hearers: because
they know the manifold defects whereunlo
everv k'nd of regimen Is subject, but the
secret lets and ditlicultles, which In public
proceedings are Innumerable and Inevitable,
they have not ordinai-lly the Judgment to
Services of the Hysteria.
This truth should be kept constantly ill
mind by every free people desiring to pre
serve tho sanity and poise indispensable lo
the permanent success of self-government.
Yet. on the other hand. It is vital not to
permit this spirit of sanity and self-command
to degenerate Into mere mental sUig
nation. Bad though a state of hysterical
excitement is, aud evil though the results
ure which come from the violent oscilla
tions such excitement invariably products,
yet a sodden acquiescence in evl Is eveti
worse. At Ihis moment we are pufcsing
through a period of great unrest social,
political and industrial unrest. It is of the
utmost importance for our future that this
should prove to lie not the unrest of mere
rebelliousness against life, of mere dissatis
faction with the inevitable inequality of
conditions, but the unrest of a resol.ite and
eager ambition to secure the betterment of
the Individual and the nation. So far as
this moeineiit of agitation throughout the
country takes the form of a fierce discon
tent with ll. of " determination to punish
the authors of evil, whether In industry or
politics, the leeling la to be heartily wel
comed us a sign of healthy life.
If. on the other hand, it turns Into a
mere crusade of appetite against appe'.jte.
of a contest between the brutal greed of
the "have-nots" and the brutal greed of the
"haves." then it lias no significance for
good, but only for evil. If it se ks lo estab
lish a line of cleavage, not along the hue
which divides good men from bad. hut
alone that other line, running al rixlit un-
(glts thereto, which divides those who are
iwell off from those who are less well (T,
then It will be fraught with Immeasurable
harm to the body politic.
Wealth Xa Excuse for WronsdolnK.
We can no more and no less afford to
condone evil In th man of capital than
I evil In the man of no capitaL The wealthy
I man who exults tiecaus, there is a falluie
I of lost lee in the effort to bring some trust
I magnate to account for bis misdeeds is
as bad as, and no worse than, the so
called labor leader who clamorously strives
to excite a foul class feeling on behalf of
some other labor lender who Is Implicated
in murder. On attitude is as bud as the
other, and no worse; in each case the
accused Is entitled to exact Justice: and in
neither case Is there need of action by
others which ran be construed inio an
expression of sympathy for crime.
It Is a prime necessity that if the present
unrest la to result in permanent good the
motion shall be translated Into action,
and that tha action shall be marked by
honesty, sanity, and self-restraint. There
Grand Clearing Sale of 'All Silk Remnants From the Great Silk
Our one week'. special silk selling was a big success. Not alone on account of
the great reductions, but more particularly on account of the magnificent quality
and beautiful styles of silk which wc sold-that alone accounts (or the great sue
cess. The accumulation or remnants has been very- Isrg". and In fact we never had
men a quantity at any one time. No matter how nice the silks, or what they cost,
every remnant must go Monday. This means some very sweeping reductions. Noth
ing larger than waist lengths in any one piece.
, Remnants of Novelty and Staple Silks.
NEW OKAY CHECKED NOVELTY' Handsome rich luster, in the new French
gray, 4 yards In remnant, for f 1 .OS.
I. RIGHT CHECKED PLAID Blue with blight colored threads, forming broken
checks, .T yarl for TOc.
NEW PLAID NOVELTY' Pretty, blight color, large check, 4H yards, for $1.49.
TIOBR STRIPE NOVELTY' A most beautiful wulst novelty, regular $1.60 qual
ity, 44 yardsv for $1.9S.
GRAY PLAID In the new Queen's gray, pin stripes, forming broken checks, 4V4
yards, for $1.6S.
NOVELTY; CHECKED GRAY Soft chiffon finish, 4' yards, for $1.95.
BROKEN ' CHECKED PLAID Bright color, for misses' waists, 4V yards, for 80c.
NEW VNlQt'K NOVELTY CHECK Color reseda green. In illuminated effect,
small checks, regular $1.25 quality, 4 yards, tor $2.1il.
CHANGEABLE CIECK-Very new, 4'i yards, for $1.35.-
CHANGEABLE CORDED CHECK NOVELTY' Regular 75c quality, 4' yards,
ALICE BLUE RAJAH Very stylish, regular $1.26 quality. 6 yardB, for $2.9S.
SHEPHERDS CHECK Color blue and white, 4 yards, for $1.59.
NOVELTY BLUE CHECK In the new soft chiffon silk. 4V yards, for 79c. ,
BROWN RAJAH Nothing more popular, 4i yards, for $2.76. Never sells for
less than $1 25 yard.
PRINCESS CREPE Color old rose, beautiful soft, lustrous material, regular
$1.00 quality, 51-6 yards, for $2.19.
Remnants of Pretty Cream Silks.
Nothing could be more exquisite for a handsome evening waist. Better come
early, if you wish the greatest assortment.
CREAM CREPE DE CHINE It la such a lustrous, beautiful diaping material,
pleats and tucks equal to chiffon, 4V4 yards, for $1.69.
CREAM WASH TAFFETA 27 Inches, never sold for less than $1.00 yard, 3 1-
yards, for $1.98.
CREAM VELOUR Beautiful antique linlsh, regular $1.25 quality, 5 yards,
CREAM CHIFFON SILK Handsome, soft, lustrous fabric, 24 inches, regular
$1.00 quality, 6i yards, for $2.31.
CREAM TAFFETA One of our best fabrics, 4 yards, for $1.87.
No matter how nice the silks, all remnants must go Monday
talnly extraordinary values for those who come early.
BLACK SPOT PROOF CHINA SILK 27 Inches, beautiful quality, 4H yards, for
BLACK WASH TAFFETA 27 inches, the same goods that you have always
paid us $1.00 for. a yard, 4 yards In remnant, for $3.29.
BLACK YATAFF 8ILK 27 Inches wide, good weight, 6M, yards, for $1.64.
BLACK TAFFETA 27 Inches, soft chiffon finish. 41-6 yards, for $1.87.
BLACK CREPKv DE CHINE Beautiful fabric, fine luster, 41 yards, for $1.69.
BLACK TAFFETA Good quality, lino luster, 44 yards, for $1,79.
NOTE We have only mentioned a few Items of the different kinds, simply to
show how the reductions run. Without doubt this will be one of the greatest rem
nant sales of silks we ever held.
ia mighty little good in a mere spasm of
reform. The reform that counts is that
which comes through steady, continuous
growth; violent emotionalism leads to ex
haustion. It is important to this people to grap
ple with the problems connected with the
amassing of enormous fortunes, and the
use of those fortunes, both corporate and
Individual, in business. We should dis
criminate In the sharpest way between
fortunes well-won and fortunes Ill-won;
between those gained ss an incident to
performing great services to the commu
nity as a whole, and those gained in evil
fashion by keeping Just within the limits of
mere law-honesty. Of course no amount
of charity in spending such fortunes In
any way compensates for misconduct in
making them. As n matter of personal
conviction, and without pretending to
discuss the details or formulate the system,
I feel thai we shall ultimately have to con
sider the udoptlon of some such scheme as
that of a progressive tax on all fortunes,
bevond a certain amount, either given In
life or devised or bequeathed upon death
to any Individual a tax so framed as to
put It out of the power of tha owner of
one of these enormous fortunes to hand
on more than a certain amount to any one
individual; the tax, of course, to be im
posed by tho national and not the state
government. Such taxation should, of
course, be aimed merely at the Inheritance
or transmission in their entirety of those
fortunes swollen beyond all heallhy limits.
Mast Control Corporations.
Again, the national government must in
some form exercise supervision over cor
porations engaged In Interstate business
and all large corporations are engaged in
interstate business whether by license or
otherwise, so as to permit us to deal with
the far-reaching evils of overcapitalization.
This year we are making a beginning in t In
direction of serious effort to settle sonic
of these economic problems by the railway
rate legislation. Such legislation, if so
framed, as I am sure it will be, as to se
cure definite and tangible results, will
amount to aumelhing of Itself; and It will
amount to a great deal more insofar as it
Is taken as a first step in the direction of
a policy of superintendence and control
over corporate wealth engaged in Inter
state commerce, this superintendence and
control not to lie exercised In ii spirit of
malevolence toward the men who have
created the wealth, but with the firm pur
pose both to do Justice to them and to see
that they in their turn do Justice to the
public at large.
The first requisite in tha public servants
who are to deal In this shape with cor
porations, whether as legislators or as
executives. Is honesty. Tills honesty can
be no respecter of persons. There can lie
no such thing as unilateral honesty. The
danger Is not really from corrupt corpora
tions; it springs from the corruption Itself,
whether exercised for or against corpora
tions. Wealth Has Its ItlKhts.
The eighth commandment reads, "Thou
shalt not steal." U docs not rend. "Thou
shalt not steal from the rich man." It
does not nail. "Thou shalt not steal from
I he poor niun." It reads simply and plainly,
"Tliuu shalt not steal." No good whu lever
will come from that warped and mock
morality which denounces the misdeeds of
men of wealth and forgets the misdeeds
Kiacttced at their expense; which denounces
rllsry. but blinds itself to blackmail;
which foams wlih rase if a corporation
secures favors by linproiur methods, and
merely leers with hideous mirth if the
corporation is itself wronged. The only
public servant who can be trusted honestly
to protect the rights of the public against
When a. bit hurtjjry.
Slid Strength and Comfort.
There' a Keason."
y iri LYJMJLJA XL U So
Boe, April 15. 190
There are cer-
the misdeed of a corporation Is that publlo
man who will Just as surely protect the
corporation Itself from wrongful aggres
sion. If a public man la willing to yield to
popular clamor and do wrong to the men
of wealth or to rich corporations. It may
be set down as certain that If the oppor
tunity comes ha will secretly and furtively
do wrong to tho public In the interest of a
But, in addition to honesty, we need
(unity. No honesty will make a publlo
man useful If that man Is timid or foolish,
if he Is a hot-headed zealot or an Imprac
ticable visionary. As wo strive for reform
we And that It Is not at all merely the case
of a long uphill pull. On the contrary,
there is almost as much of breeching work
as of collar work; to depend only on traces
means that there will soon be a runaway
and an upset. The men of wealth who
today are trying to prevent the regulation
and control of their business in the Interest
of the public by the proper government
authorities will not succeed, in my Judg
ment, In checking the progress of the
movement. But if they did succeed they
would find that they had sown the wind
and would surely reap the whirlwind, for
they would ultimately provoke the violent
excesses which accompany a reform com
ing by convulsion Instead of by stead
and natural growth.
On the other hand, the wild Dreschers
of unrest and discontent, the wild agitators
against the entire existing order, the men
who act crookedly, whether because of
sinister design or from mere puzzleheaded
ncss, the men who preach destruction with.
out proposing any substitute for w,hat they
inteua to uestroy, or who propose a sub
stitute which would bo far worse than tha
existing evils all these men are the most
dangerous opponents of real reform. If
they get their way they will lead tho
peopie into a deeper pit than any Into
which iney couiu tail under tne present
system. If they full to get their way
they will still do Incalculable harm by
provoking the kind of reaction, which in
Its revolt against the senseless evil of
their teaching, would enthrone more se
curely thun ever the very evils which
their misguided followers believe they are
More important than aught else Is tha
Development oi tne broadest sympathy or
man for mail. The welfare of the wage
worker, the welfare of the tiller of the
soil, upon these depend the welfare of the
entire country; their good is not to be
ought In pulling down others; but their
good must be the prime object of all our
Materially we must strive to secure a
broader economic opportunity for all men,
so that each shall have a better chance
to show the stuff of which he Is made.
Spiritually and ethically we must strive to
bring about clean living and light think
ing. We appreciate that the things of the
body are Important; but we appreciate also
that the tliliiiis of the soul ure Immeas
urably more Important. Tha foundation
stone of national life is, and ever must
be, the high Individual character of the
lleserlptloa of Building.
The building is classic in design. It sug
gests in Its general division of parts the
Garde lleiibelc on the Tlaee de la Concorde,
Paris, whilo the imi villous are modeled on
those of the Colouna du Louvre. Archi
tecturally, the front Is divided into two
parts, the lower corresponding to the first
story of the building, constituting a "rusti
cated'' base, on which, extending through
the secoud and third stories. Is the colon
nade, surmounted by Its entablature and
balustrade. Some idea of its slue Is given
by ttie following frontages: On B street,
47 feet; on New Jersey avenue, 470 feet;
on First street, 4D2 feet, and on C street,
344 feet, making a total frontage of 1710
feet, or approximately one-third of a mile
The building will contain 410 rooms for
members, together with a multiplicity of
caucus rooms, audience rooms, posloftlce.
restaurant and other features of a moderu
office building in any of our large cities.
The long, unbroken cornice lines of the
office building, leading up naturally to the
capitol building and from thence to tbe
great dome, the crowning and dominating
unit In the group of buildings now on
Capitol plaza, are calculated by Its de
signers to conduce to the desired effect
of making the capltul building more im
posing aud effkCtlva.
MOB LYNCHES TWO NEGROES
Men Accused of Attacking White Woman
Hanged and Burned at Sprinefield, Mo.
LITTLE EVIDENCE AGAINST THEM
County Jail Is Literally Torn
lo Pieces wllli Telephone
Poles and Medsie-Hammers.
Bl H UTU.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. April 14. Will Al
len, a negro charged with the murder of
a man named Konrke last January, was
taken from Jail by the mob that lynched
Duncan and Copeland and hunged In the
SPRINOFIEIJ), Mo., April H.-A mob to
night took two negroes from the county
Jail, hnnged them to the electric tower In
the center of the public square and built
a fire under the men as they hung.
The negroes were Horaco Duncan and
James Copeland, both under 21 years of
age. They were in Jail charged with as
saulting Mabel Edmondson, a white girl,
last night. Fully 5,000 people went to the
county Jail about o'clock and with tele
phono poles and sledge hammers literally
tore the Jail to pieces. Finally the two
negro suspects wore dragged from tho Jnll
and taken to the center of the public
square and hanged. It Is fully a mile from
the Jail to the square and the mob marched
down one of the principal streets of tho
town, shouting and firing pistols.
Mabel Edmondson came here recently
from Monett, Mo., to obtain employment
as a domcstlo servant. Iast night she was
riding in a buggy with Charles Cooper, a
young man of Springfield. In a secluded
part of the city the couple were held up
by two negroes. The man was knocked un
conscious and the girl dragged from the
buggy and Into the woods by the road
side and assaulted. Tho two negroes
lynched tonight were suspected and ar
rested, but were only partially identified.
Four Murderers In Jail.
The mob threatens to return to the Jail
and hang four other negroes charged with
Circuit Attorney Arthur Eager of St.
Louis was a witness of the tragedy. He
slipped down Into the cellar of the Jail
and cut off the gas, hoping to thus con
fuse the mob and defeat its plans. Ho
was Just a second too late, as tha mob had
secured the negroea.
Sheriff Horner tried to argue with the
mob, but it waa determined and hooted
and insulted him. Jailor King was as
saulted when he refused to give up tbe
keys. He finally gave the mob the keys,
which were not for the negroes' cells, how
ever, and the mob was forced to smash
in the Iron bars. Sheriff Wilson Crane of
Polk county was present and tried to in
duce the mob not to hang the negroes.
Sheriff's Hons Attacked.
The mob, besides wrecking the Jail, at
tacked the sheriff's house, demolished the
furniture and rendered the sheriff's wife
unconscious by threats and violence.
Two months ago T. M. Kinney, a promi
nent tailor, waa assassinated, and two ne
groes are In Jail charged with the crime.
Later an old peddler waa killed, and negroes
were accused of that crime. This created
a strong anti-negro feeling. It was in fear
that tonight's tragedy would be enacted
that caused a delegation of negroes to try
to prevent an anti-negro play from being
given here. The play, which was given.
intensified the bitter feeling.
MINERS CASES ARE TAKEN UP
Appeal of Moyer, Haywood and Others
to Be Heard In Baprerae
WASHINGTON, April H.-Attorney H. F.
Richardson of Denver today docketed in
the supreme court of the United States
appeals from the decision of the United
States circuit court of Idaho in the cases
of Charles H. Moyer, William D. Hay
wood and George A. Pettibone, who are
held In custody at Caldwell, Idaho, on the
charge of complicity in the murder of the
late Governor Steuenberg.
Moyer Is president and Haywood secre
tary of the Western Federation of Miners,
and they, as well as Pettibone, were im
plicated in the crime by a confession al
leged to have been made by the man Or
chard, who is charged with placing the
bomb with which Steunenberg was killed.
The appeal is from a decision by the cir
cuit court refusing to grant writs of habeas
corpus. Richardson will on Monday ask
the supreme court to advance the cases In
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ent term of the court.
riTTSRCRCJ. April M.-Notlees were sen!
out today for a meeting of Independent
coal operators of the Pittsburg district
in this city on Monday night for the pui
pose of forming an association. It Is said
thnt one of the chief objects of the ssn
clation will be to get the opetators to
gether for the consolidation of all Inde
pendent Interests In the Pittsburg district
NEW YORK, April 14.-John Mitchell,
president of the I'nltod Mine Workers,
closed his headquarters In this city trulav
and left tonight for Indianapolis, from
which point he will conduct any further
negotiations between the miners and the
soft coal and anthracite operators. Before
leaving President Mitchell said there was
absolutely nothing new In cither situation.
BENEDICTION FR0M THE POPE
His Holiness Wends Blessing; o Anier
Iraa Federation of Catholic
ST. LOUIS. April 14. National Hecretsry
Anthony Matte of St. Louis announced to
day that a message lias been received from
Pope Plus X granting the apostolic bene
diction to the American Federation of
Catholic societies on the feast of Easter
Two million members compose the federa
tion, which is the largest Catholic society
In the United States, and was organized
five years ago in Cincinnati.
FRANCE ALONE IS INVITED
Oat of Respect to Britain Paol Jones
Fnaeral Will Be National
WASHINGTON. April 4,-The Impossi
bility of Inviting the BTTtlsh ambassador to
participate In the Paul Jones ceremonies
at Annapolis, April 24, commemorating
events in whicb England camo out second
best, has led those in charge of the cere
monies to refrain from inviting the parti
cipation of any nation other than France.
Having sold he Eleventh street place
soma time ago I opened a table restau
rant on South Twelfth street I have now
removed the tables and put in a lunch
counter; quick service. Don Cameron, lis
South Twelfth street, Lincoln, Neb.
Baltimore Anrtlon stables.
BALTIMORE, April 14. About 300 horses
and mules were burned to death in a fire
which destroyed the auction stables of
Moses Fox, 818 to 323 North street, today.
Ice Monopoly In St. Lonls.
BT. LOUIS, Mo., April 14. The recently
formed combination of natural and artificial
Ice dealers and manufacturers today an
nounced an Increase of Xi'i per cent per
100 pounds for home consumption and 2!
per cent for hotel keepers. The combina
tion controls practically every plant In tho
We will clean and press ladies' co-
Ladies' plain walking skirts cleaned
and pressed, 50"
Men's stilts sponged and en,,
pressed, for OW.
We still clean and block hats.
Sixteenth Strett Dye Works
414 N. 16th St Phone) Doug. 1978
Work called for and delivered in all
parts of the city.
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