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WHBil OLT Or TOW,
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gorarily Bala have The Bee
mailed t then. Addrea will be
changed a vftea a requested.
Tbe municipal ownership issue seems
to bave gotten lost iu tbe shuffle.
There can be no doubt. In the light of
San Francisco's experience, that United
State troops are eminently qualified to
"keep Hie lid on."
The fait that Germany finds Itself
forced to go abroad to borrow money
limy account for the friendliness of the
delegates to AlKeclras.
San Francisco shows evidence that it
prefers to keep both the cash and the
supplies by expending the government
appropriations at home.
If Lincoln and Omaha bids are any
criterion. Attorney Geuernl Brown will
not have to Investigate an alleged
printing trust" at this time.
If Berlin makes n success of lis public
laboratory for testing foods Its report
on products exiorted from America will
be watched by people who clamor for
similar protection at home.
When the Soudan and the Congo Free
State have settled the status of naviga
tion of the Nile they may find time to
suppress the beggars who add to the
novelty and discomfort of tourists.
This is tbe time for the numerous im
provement clubs to get busy and do
some improving on their own account In
addition to besieging the city authorities
to make improvements for them.
Ohio, the birthplace of tbe Standard
OK company, does not seem to be proud
of its offspring, and it will be noticed
that another republican attorney general
believes that anti-trust laws mean what
The Grain exchange and tbe Commer
cial club are two institutions which must
work for Omaha In double harness. It
will not do for either of them to clash
with one another or to compete against
one another at any point.
Latest statements of interested parties
indicate that Zion has been sadly mis
named, since its leading inhabitants are
"fools," "criminals" and "Ingrates,"
while tbe general public Is willing to
admit that the vast majority are dupes.
When Germany enforces the law mak
ing autoraoblllsts pay annuities to per
sons dependent U)kii those killed or In
jured by them AmerU-au tourists will
first attend a school of Instruction In
caution whenever they contemplate a
From the ' resolutions of the premiers
of Australian states it appears that
residents of the new federation are ex
lerleucitig the same trouble found by
the 1'nlted Slates under its first articles
4f aHMM-litilon. Centralisation seems to
lx tin order of the day.
At last the democrats have whipped
F.d I'. Smith into line to the extent of
forcing blm to speak at a Dahlman
meeting. It is to be noted, however.
that Ed P. Smith carefully refrained
from saying anything in favor of Dahl
man, and when he comes to cast his
vote be will be guided by bis real affilia
One of our Omaha preacaar comes
back at tbe other Omaha preachers who
heralded tbe Ban Francisco earthquake
as the vengeance of God by declaring
such assertions to be arrant "nonsense"
and ridiculously "abaurd." We suggest
thst the Ministerial union set aside a
special session for a debate on these dif
ferences betwveu its members.
coyonr.sn am the caau
But for the overwhelming catastrophe
at San Francisco, which filled mens
minds everywhere, the statement made
by Secretary Taft before the senate
committee concerning the Panama canal
would have gttracted universal atten
tion. The secretary, with consummate
skill and power, marshaled the facts
demonstrating that affairs on the
Isthmus have reached a crisis in which
It Is necessary either that congress act
or permit the president to act. In short.
the work has gone altotit ns far ns It can
go till the type of canal, whether lock
or sea level, shall be decided.
Aside from the preliminaries which
were Indispensable to the execution of
the whole enterprise, sanitation, water
supply, assembling laborers, machinery
and materials, etc., which constitute an
enormous undertaking, the actual work
of excavation has been In progress,
240,000 cubic yards of earth having lcen
removed during the month of March. It
Is officially reported thnt with the Sl.OOT)
laborers now on the payroll and with
forty new steam shovels that can lie In
stalled by July 1 the chief engineer
will then be "In position to move ap
proximately l.otm.ooo cubic yards a
month." But If the canal Is to be a
lock canal this tailoring force and these
machines must be disposed In one way
and if a sea level canal then In an en
tirely different way.
Yet a baker's dozen or so of dignified
senators have been for months lolling
In comfortable chairs about a table In
a Washington committee room going
slowly through the motions of consider
ing what kind of a canal shall be dug.
but doing nothing, deciding nothing and
being today apparently as far from a
conclusion as when their pretentious but
futile performance began. The canal
work Cannot wait upon their comfort
and dllatorlness. The secretary drove
the fact home to the limit of plain
speaking that unless the thing Is decided
very soon the 23,000 laborers will have
to be laid off and excavation cease, and
the further equally pertinent fact thnt
the president stands ready any minute
to decide the canal type If congress
will not decide and will only leave the
matter to hlin under the original Spooner
act of June 28, 1!H.
A lock canal on a ninety-foot level
will require 100.0o0.000 cubic yards of
excavation and ns there are several
months of the year when work cannot
be done It will require nearly ten years
to complete the work at 1.000,000 yards
a month. It would be a disaster, as
the secretary shows, beyond a perad
venture If the army of laborers should
have to tie laid off because of the Indeci
sion of congress and the work disorgan
ized by stoppage even for a short time;
Secretary Taft startllngly, although
courteously, coufronts the senate com
mittee and congress with the responsi
bility, and the country will not fail to
OHIO VS. STANDARD OIL.
Ohio, where Stauddrd Oil Industries
are greatly centralized and which has
long been a chief seat of their power.
is tbe latest state to grapple with the
monopoly. The full power of the state
is enlisted In the effort, and if the grip
of the monopoly can be brokeu iu Ohio,
as there Is reason to hope It may be, a
long atfp will have been taken In the
subordination of corporations to public
The mere effort which the Ohio au
tborltles are making Is by Itself a hope
ful sign, for the contest In that state
with the great trade conspiracy was for
decades mainly a losing one. Its posl
tion there came to be long regarded
as practically invulnerable to attack
not only by private interests, but also
by the representatives of the law.
It Is not any new and peculiarly In
jurlous aggression of the Standard Oil
monopoly that is causing public author
lty to bestir Itself in Ohio and many
other states to bring it to book. Its
offenses against public policy and law
are not more flagrant now than they
bave been all the time, but on the con
trary are probably far less so. The
difference arises from the mighty
change of public attitude toward great
monopolising and law defying corpora
tlons. It is tbe rising and uncompromis
ing determination of the people that
now confronts tbem in the legislatures
and tbe courts, in congress and In the
invigorated arm .of executive power
This is only tbe beginning. The Stand
ard Oil monopoly, levying arbitrary
tribute on the public and acting in un
lawful conspiracy with railroads, ha
now to meet tbe strength of the whole
people iu arms.
A WORD TO DEMOCRATS.
The great majority of Omaha demo
crats take as much pride In Omaha a
the great majority of Omaha repub
llcana. Tbey have their business and
social Interests hound up in the future
of the city the same as those who differ
with them politically, and they are more
concerned for the coutlnued growth and
prosperity of Omaha than they are in
any temporary political advantage to
Ipt these democrat ask themselves
whether "Jim" is the kind of a demo
crat they wsnt to houor. I-et them ask
themselves whether he is the kind of
man who as mayor would give prestige
to the city. Let them Sek themselves
what claim he has upon Omaha demo
crats compared with others more fit for
the position and longer in the political
harness. Would "Jim" have even bad
tbe democratic nomination without
crowding all competitors off tbe track
before the race was started T
There sre a score ye, a hundred
democrats In Omaha who might hav
become the democratic candidate with
out doing vlolem-e to the consciences o
self respecting democrats, democrat
who bave lived In Omaha many year
and who have teen actively associated
In the work of building the city up
from small Iieginnings. To put a recent
recruit like "Jim" to the front nhead of
II these old and tried party leaders
cannot reflect creditably upon the local
VAIH A,n SQVAHK.
In the present municipal campaign
'he Bee has given its support fair and
square to Honson ror mayor, it nas
one so because It believes lie nas
uperior abilities for the position over
is democratic opponent.
The Bee wants to see the election also
(inducted fair and square, so that the
wishes of the people of Omaha may
be truly recorded. A fair and square
election means an election in which no
one not legally qualified Is permitted
vote and in which every properly
qualified voter is allowed to rote with
out hindrance or intimidation.
The Bee abhors election frauds of all
kind?, whether in the form of false
registration, repeating or Intimidation
of lawful voters.
Let us have a fair and square election
nd no comeback afterwards.
TIME FUli ACTIOS.
With the skill of "afi old parliamen-
ary hand tscnator Allison nas scizea
the: psychological moment to declare in
the senate that "the country Is tired
of the prolonged rate debate and the
ime for action has arrived." The
prompt assent of Senator Bailey, the
einocratic leader, and many other sena
tors on both sides of the senate chamber
makes clear a strong and probably domi
nant purpose now to force the struggle
to u conclusion and to press the ad-
antage which the opponents of rate
control by excessive obstruction and
finesse have at length put In the hands
of Its advocates.
The refusal of Senator Aldrich the
other day, following a long series of like
objections after debate bad already been
protracted beyond reasonable bounds, to
consent to a time fixed so far In the
future as the middle of May to close
the discussion and begin voting on
amendments has caused protest and In
dignation from one end of tbe country
to the other. Such a state of public
feeling, which is obviously not to be
trifled with, Is a serious thing for not
a few senators, who, although at heart
they may be ready euough to co-operate
with corporate Interests so far as they
can with safety to themselves, represent
constituencies now Imperiously demand
Ing that they stand up and be counted
Aldrich and his coterie of corporation
colleagues have carried the tactics of
delay and obstruction to an extreme in
which for senators secretly in sympathy
and heretofore abetting them to aid
them further Is tantamount In public
Judgment to . standing up and being
counted on that side.
The pressure of public opinion, alert
to every move of tbe corporation strate
gists and obstructionists and conceu
t rated on the main point of the great
game in tbe senate. Is uow being felt
mightily for bringing It to a final test.
It will not be possible for them long to
stave off a vote if the advocates of rate
control aggressively press aloug the line
Indicated so opportunely and forcibly
by Senator Allison, except at the fatal
expense of exposing perverse defiance
of the universal demand of the country
and foolhardy purpose to defeat it by
sheer abuse of so-called courtesy of the
senate. The senatorial corporation con
tingent, thick-skinned and stubborn as
it Is, will hardly dare to go to that
length. It is now up to tbe positive
advocates of the popular policy to force
the opposition either to action or to tbe
only alternative of a desperate, con
spicuous and suicidal obstruction.
A AffW DEPARTURE.
The democratic managers seem to
have Instituted a new departure in the
present municipal campaign by import
lug speakers from abroad to come here
and tell the people of Omaha how they
should govern themselves. The choice
of a mayor and other elective city of
nclals is purely a local matter some
thing for the people of Omaha to de
termine with a view to their own best
Interests and If they had to go to out
aiders for instruction it would be the
same as an open confession that they
were themselves unable to run their own
If Omaha should send emissaries, say
to Lincoln, to tell the people there whom
to choose for mayor the intruslou would
be quickly resented. The very fact tha
people who year in and year out are
constantly antagonizing Omaha have
now been called In to advise us to rally
around "Jim" should make our voters
irrespective or pontics, all the more
"leary" of such advice. If the peopl
of Omaha are not able to choose thel
own mayor by themselvse they should
abdicate their local self government and
get the governor to appoint a mayor for
The city council is a most important
part of the municipal machinery. It ba
the initiative In all matters relating to
the regulation of franchlsed corpora
tlons, the Inauguration of public im
provements, the making of the tax rate
and the appropriation of the municipal
reveuue. What Is most needed in the
city council Is business ability and un
impeachable integrity. The republics
iDuncli ticket is head and shoulders
aliove the democratic council ticket in
these essential qualifications and no tax
paying citizen who wants Jhe business
of the city conducted on a business bas
will make a mistake by voting for the
republican council nominees.
Kdgar Howard objects to The Bee's
criticism of the democratic state conven
tion call for Ignoring the demand for
ction on the question of United States
senator, urging In contraveutlon that
ncltisloii of the senatorshlp In the call
would have been a gros usurpation by
the democratic committee. Not at all.
The omission means thst delegates to
the democratic stnte convention will be
chosen without reference to preference
or United States senator and will not
e representative of the rank and file
f the party on this question. The demo
cratic thing to bave done would bave
been to give the democrats throughout
the state a chance, to make themselves
Omaha's contributions to the San
Francisco relief fund. Including both
money and supplies, will reach over $.'10,.
000. If there Is another city In the
oountry of equal population and- re
sources that can match Omaha's prac
tical philanthropy it has yet to be heard
There are clouds on the street rail
way horizon. The Bee Is sure It voices
the sentiment of every one in Omaha In
expressing the hope that the threatened
reak between the street railway com
pany and its employes may be satis
The democratic campaign managers
do not seem to be over-anxious to accept
the challenge of the republican cam
paign managers for n showing of cam
palgn fund sources. Apparently the
democrats are not disposed to go back of
Neapolitans who want to bave Vesu
ius In a state of constant eruption
vldently think realization more to be
desired than anticipation even as death
less to be dreaded than the fear of It
Same Old Thin; Everywhere.
At Philadelphia the coal roads had an
association, at Washington they had an
understanding, in New York It Is a com
munity of interest and In the northwest a
gentlemen's agreement. But It means the
same thing every time.
Pas tp the Medal.
Three sailor carrying dynamite Into the
blase saved what I new standing of Ban
Francisco. ' And yet every now and then
we hear pessimistic wails about the scar
city of real heroes. Even the Carnegie
Fund commission appear to have some
difficulty in finding them out.
Inheritance of Free Men.
What a drawing together there has been
of this generation of Frenchmen and
Americans because of the Franklin bloen
tenary celebration and the bringing hither
of the bones of John Paul Jones. The
lives and labors of these men are a perpet
ual inheritance for all free men.
Square Deal In Charity.
New York ' Bun.
When General Greely report that "all
nations are receiving the same considera
tion" In San Francisco, It means all the
nations of the earth. We hot we shall
not hear of any discrimination against the
Kanakas or the Kalmucks. The square
deal, please, for all the son of men.
The West and the East.
Reader of the Companion in the west
are doubtless aware that a majority of
the engineers engaged on the Panama
canal have been taken from the middle
west. Th president of an eastern tech
nlcal school recently called the attention
of his students to this choice of westerners,
and told them that It was because the
westerners are not so much concerned as
the easterners about their health and other
matters of personal convenience. The
young man who declines to undertake work
that offers because, perchance. It may be
little unpleasant will always be out
tripped by the man who overlooks un
pleasantness In his eagerness to accom
Rabbin the Gilt OS War.
War is fast losing It glitter. Khaki
displaces blue or scarlet. Flag are un
known In battle. The French army has
just banished the drum and now there is
talk of abolishing the saber. Meanwhile,
war songs grow rarer and rarer. Most
modern war are too short to generate
songs. AH this grieves and scandalise the
painter, the poets and the playwrights,
but causes the peace peopl to rejoice with
huge Joy. Channlng. were he still alive,
would share their exultation, for he used
to declare that the love of warfare sprang
partly, even largely, from the Impression
made upon small boy by gorgeous uni
forms, gay banner, flashing sabers, th
throb of the drum and the contagious fer
vor of war songs. Romance cast Its
glamour over that dirtiest of Jobs, the job
of killing. It hadn't the right to. A
Charles Dudley Warner put It, we who
despised killing In plain clothe honored
killing In fancy dress.
I.AKOI.LKTTE AND THK K ATK.
Wisconsin Reformer Rattle the Dry
Bone f Tradition.
Senator LaFollett' speech on the rail
way-rate bill, a protracted argument which
occupied the attention of the senate for
three day, may exercise but slight in
fluence on pending legislation, but It prom
lses to have a valuable tonic effect nev
ertheleas. In addition to stirring public
sentiment anew It has upset some pet tra
dltlons of the senate In a way that has
shaken the equanimity of that body con
On the first day of the speech Mr. I.a
Folletta noticed that some of hi col
leagues had left the chamber. He defied
all precedents by commenting on the fact
He had the audacity to say that If hi
fellow statesmen would not listen to him
the public, would do so and that the tern
porary absentees presently might find
themselves obliged to be absent perma
liently. At the close of his address he
went further, practically assuring the sen
ate that If It did not like the attack of
reformed and exposer It should keep it
record free from reproach.
The fart that after this unparalleled ex
hlbltlon of contunieliousnesa the Wiscon
sin senator remain alive and In fighting
trim Is anggeHtlve If not Inspiring. Not
withstanding the blows to, senatorial rour
tesy the Miut walls did not fall, nor did
th celling drop. The object lesson thu
afforded may prove highly useful later on
la rase other senator who care lea for
tradition than for the people's welfare
take advantage of the precedent cstab
Ushtd by Mr. LaFollett
bits or W KHiMitni life.
n the et.
If congress takes kindly to the propo-
ition and pastes the Mil Introduced by
Congressman Burton of Cleveland, the de
mand for th preservation of Niagara, Fall
will have reached an effective working
basis. The bill authorise the secretary
of war to grant revokable water po"
permits nt the fall, but only to Individual
companies or corporations which are now
actually enjoying privileges there, and to
hem only the nmnunt how actually In use.
This would shut off extensions and regulate
all future use of water. To prevent power
companies from locating on the Canadian
side and thus escaping American Jurlsdie.
tion, It Is provided that no electrical power
generated from the waters of the Niagara
river shall be brought Into this country
from Canada, except uch a Is now
brought In. A maximum fine of 12.800 and
Imprisonment of one year Is Imposed for
lolstlon of this taw.
Meanwhile the president I requested to
take such action as he msy deem neces
sary to preserve the catarct as near as
may be In Its natural condition.
Th provisions of this act are to remain
In force for three years. This Is to give
the president mple opportunity to arrange
by treaty for th preservation of the falls.
It Is expected that hs will have little diffi
culty, once th matter I taken up by th
State department, In negotiating a treaty
that will prevent power companies from
depleting the Niagara river.
"I am afraid." said Senator Knox, "that
the railroad rte advocates have got a rod
In pickle for us."
"Yes." replied Senator Elklna of West
Virginia, "and the best we can do Is to
get It as lightly pickled as possible."
Reminds me," said Senator Aldrich, "of
the boy In Providence who went to the
drug store for 6 cents worth of salts.
Th druggist began measuring them
out. The boy stood around watching.
1 'Here,' he said finally, to the drug
gist, 'don't give me any more of them
salts than you have to for a nlckle. You
see, I have got to take them. "
"Senator Bailey certainly did do things
to Senator Spooner In his speech on the
rat bill," said James Cecil Hooe.
Yes," replied I.oul8 A. Coolldgs, "he
did. It reminds ine of the man who had
a row with the hackman. He was telling
about It when his friends saw him In the
" "What happened?" they asked.
' 'Why,' said the man, "1 called the hack-
" 'And he came down,' replied the man
In the hospital.' "
Secretary Shaw ha a number of push
buttons on his desk. Including one which
rings when he finds his visitor to be a
"crank." Recently he was chatting with
several prominent officials when he acci
dentally touched the "crank" button. In
about two seconds three officers rushed
Into the room, all heavily armed. The sec
retary understood what had happened, but
the visitors did not and hurriedly took their
departure, while Mr. Bhaw sat back and
roared with laughter.
The tribulations of the conductors on the
elevator in the state, war and navy build
ings are many. There Is a much etiquette
on one of these car on a busy day a one
would find at one of the big dinner at the
White House, relate a correspondent, of
the New York Bun.
The approach of the secretary of Ftate,
of war, or of the navy In the direction of
one of these "lifts" la signalled by a -culiar
clapping of the hand by all th mes
sengers or veterans who guard the ap
proaches to the building.
Bo, at the sound of "three bell" on th
push button (a secretary call)-, no matter
who is on the elevator, be he an admiral or
a general, the lever is reversed, down or
up It goes, a th indicator reads, and the
secretary Is curried at once to the floor of
his destination, for there is no stopping al
the floor to take on or let off anybody else,
Now conies the (Ime when the keen dis
cretion of the conductor his remembrance
of faces and his knowledge of ranks of
army and navy offices and their precedence
is brought into play.
For instance on the day of the funeral of
General 8chofleld, the building was allv
with officer in full dress uniform on thtlr
way to St. John's church to attend the cer
emonies. A major of cavalry from Fort
Myer, Vs., having business at the quarter
master's department, was on the elevator
and was being shot up to the third floor,
when "three bells" announced the secretary
of war at the ground floor. Down went the
elevator. The secretary and the major sa
luted, and before the salutation was over
two bells" rang, meaning that an officer
of high rank wished to ride In a Jiffy.
The secretary, of course. wa "It," and
was first ushered out at the second floor.
Then up flew the elevator to the fourth
floor to answer the "two bells," to take on
a brigadier general who desired to descend
to the street floor. Mor saluting by the
major. Down shot the elevator. The brig
adier departed, and the major, who had
been carried past hi destination twice, now
breathed a sigh of relief, but Just then
"two bells'' rang again on the second flaor.
and this time the chief of staff, with th
rank of lieutenant general, got aboard, and
down the majer went again, salute and all,
After the chief of staff went, the ever po
lite conductor, turning to the junior officer,
and observing his rank and Insignia, said,
"Major, what floor, please?"
"The third, pleaee," replied the belated
officer, "but the next time I want it I'll
There are several markets In Washington
with their special days, but th most Inter
esting and the biggest Is the Central mar
ket, looking out on Pennsylvania avenue.
which Is open very day In the week.
On theouth side of the big building, and
outside it, are stationed the aaraies as oe
scribed. The visitor who conies to WasU-
lncton and goe away without having
passed up and down the line, bandying
good-natured word at every !p, ha mlsel
something more Interesting far than what
the tired youth with the megaphone me
chanically shouts Into your ear a you are
propelled about the city on one of the aw
ful . "Seeing Washington" automobiles
These are the day, too, when the darkle
are busy selling wild flower, arbutus and
violets. nd tand calling Uielr ware at
every corner. They were clothed In pictur
esque tatters, ranging from an old army
overcoat of faded blue to a combination of
old clothes pinned over the hat and under
the neck of one woman until at a distance
It looked like a close Imitation of the latest
style In automobile scarfs.
, Fnlly Ualsf.
Anthracite miners sre not yt on a atrik.
Pending an agreement to agree they have
suspended operations, which I to say. they
have been Idle for three weeks. An esti
mate of the loss up to date fixe th bill
of coat at S3.MO.ioo, about one-fourth of
which figures In th calculation lost
wage. Th miner might just a well
have been at work In th Interval. There
I not a particle of reason why th tlm
spent in exchanging courtesies by mall
and by wire should not have also been
spent in digging out coal. In other word
for suspension there was not a shadow of
Justification. U was madnets without
piece as you can buy,
or foreign make,
pay. See the name
as the word "Waltham" engraved on
the movement plate.
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Beatrice Sun: With Rnsewater In the
senate, Nebraska, would at least be repre
sented. Aurora Republican: A gentleman from
Kearney Just st present seems to have a
lead over the field that puis all competi
tion out of the running. lie Isn't a dark
horse, though he' Brown.
Bradshaw Republican: The York Time
declares that it is for Millard, If It has
to stand alone. The Bradshaw Republican
Is for Norrls Brown because he Is the
logical man, and because 4n doing so it
does not have to stand alone.
Trenton Rcpuhllcan-Iieadcr: We believe
the western part of the state Is entitled to
recognition, but if the senatorshlp has to
go to Omaha, give us Kdward Rosewater.
He has views of his own, and does not hesi
tate to express them on any and all occa
Central City Record: Mr. George D.
Melklejohn Is bark In Nebraska and would
rather like to be United States senator. Mr.
Melklejohn In for the rate bill, favors the
election of United States senators by the
people, believes in the nure food bill, in
short, he fs strongly In favor of all the
reforms at present.
Bancroft Blade: There is no doubt but
what Rosewater has enemies in every
county in the state, but he I too broad a
man to take hi spite out on the people,
and while he like any other being might
square some personal grievances, th peo
ple a a whole would not suffer. A to his
ability, he has no equal in the state, a fact
thai Is admitted by his enemies, and com
pared with Millard, Wattles, Greene and
Webster ha I In a class all by himself
when it comes to representing the people.
Humphrey Democrat: After ail the
"hullabaloo" over the Nebraska senator
ship, in which a great halo has been built
over the head of Norrls Brown, if the
republican party wishes to serve the party
and stat fairly, It will make Edward
Rosewater of Omaha the successor of
Senator Millard. Not particularly because
the honor is due Mr. Rosewater by rea
son of the long and untiring service ren
dered" the party, but because of hi fitness
for the place above the other candidates
In the race.
Neligh Leader: There is an apparent,
growing and strong sentiment favorable
to the electlon of Hon. Edward Rosewater
as United States senator to succeed Mil
lard. Regardless of whatever else may
enter Into the contest, and overshadowing
objections, is the fact that It I quite gen
erally recognised that he would be able to.
aocompllsh more for the state and rank
higher among hi associates than any man
that ha for years represented Nebraska In
the United States senate.
Waterloo Gaxette: The Btoux City Jour
nal contains editorial reference in a recent
issue to the senatorial situation in Ne
braska In which that paper points out
what appear to be a growing sentiment
In Nebraska for the selection by the re
publican state convention of Edward Rose
water of The Bee for the party's pref
erence for United States senator. It re
views Mr. Rosewater's fitness for the
duties of that position, his long service
to' the state, his position upon public ques
tions now before the country, showing him
to have been advocating for many years
many of the policies now brought to the
front by President Roosevelt. t
St. Paul Republican: Although absent
from the state, being in attendance upon
the International postal congress In Rome,
E. Rosewater is present In spirlit and will
be heard from before the convention meets.
There is no question but that the man has
a lot of friend all over Nebraska. Noth
ing is more natural than for the several
Interests to combine against Brown, and
that combination must of necessity be be
hind an Omaha man and It might as well
be admitted right now that such an alli
ance will be hard to defeat. Therefore,
watch Omaha. And while you are about
It don't forget to glance frequently in the
direction of Edward Rosewater.
Arcadia Champion: Without any attempt
or declaration to the effect that he Is a
candidate at all, Edward Rosewater I the
leading candidate for United States aenutor
from Nebraska. Ther are a good many
reason why this Is true. In the first place
he I a man who Is well known throughout
the state and nation. Not as one who from
circumstances or accident has loomed be
fore the public eye; not as one who is be
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"Riverside" as well
ing urged by a hard and fast combination,
working through a circle of newspapers,
but as a mnti who hss been active In the
affairs of the state for over a quarter of
a century, taking a decided stand on every
Is'iie and fighting It out on that Un. Men
who have been his political enemies cannot
help but admire him, and none of them
have ever bested him. His Integrity ha
stood the test through many and msny a
hard fought political struggle. His ability
as a man who does things is not questioned.
These are the reasons why Edward Rose
water is nearer the people today than any
man mentioned In connection with tha sen
Ord (Juli: We have had North riatte
and South Platte In politics for a long
time. If division geographical we must
have let us make it east and west Ne
braska for a chnnge and nmne E. Rose
water and Norrls Brown for United State
senators. The Quia and a number of other
republicans have stood for E. Rosewater
all along for some place of honor and
publlo service, and we are pleased to note
the fact that the prejudice against that
brainy and fearless man are fading away.
W were particularly Impressed with this
fact when we felt and w tha evident
good will universally entertained toward
him at th recent state press meeting.
E. Rosewater has been fought against by
men of bis own party mor than any other
Nebraska republican, but he still survives,
and In fact has usually been correct In
his positions on publio questions. In the
senate he would command immediate at
tention, as much as many of th older
members of that body, for he is known
everywhere and Is everywhere recognised
as one of our brainiest and most reliable
men. Let us make him senator once and
see what he will do. One thing, h will
not sell us out, neither will he etand for
the great publlo enemies of the day.
"What books have benefited you mpst?n
the young reporter Inquired of the fabu
lously rich man.
"Law books," the Croesus promptly re
plied. "My father Intended me for a law
yer, but 1 failed to pass my examination
and now I'm worth $50,0uu,u00. Cleveland
"Please send a stamped and directed en
velope with your manuscript," said the
mugntine editor circular.
"No, thanks," replied the occasional con
tributor. "I've heard of people so conceited
that they wrote letters to themselves, but
I'm not one of them." Philadelphia
She And you really think Agnes married
him for his money?"
He There can't be any doubt about It.
She preferred him to me. Cleveland Plain
dealer. "The girls are working hard getting ready
for the church fair."
"Yes; this week they are taking lessons
of a short change artist and practicing six
hours a day." Puck.
"When I was your age," said the young
man's father, "I took care of every djjlar."
"Well." was the answer, "I don't think
It's quite Just to be Jealous because I know
more things that can be done with a dollar
than you did." Washington Btar.
"Did you notice that a college professor
says that In twenty years from now women
will be ruling the world?"
"Not until twenty years? Isn't he fool
iHh?" "Probablv the trouble with him Is that he
Isn't married." Cleveland Plalndealer.
THE JOtKMJY ONWARD.
Thomas Moore. ,
As slow our ship her foamy track
Against t ho wind was cleaving.
Her trembling pennant still look'd bac
To that dear Isle 'twas leaving.
So loth we part from all w love,
From all the links that bind un;
So turn our hearts, aa on we rove,
To those we've left behind us!
When, round the bowl, of vaniah'd year
We talk with Joyous seeming
Willi smiles that might as well be tears,
So faint, so' sad their beaming;
While memory brings us back ssaln
Each early tie that twined us.
Oh! sweet's the cup that circles then
To those we've left behind us!
And when, In other climes, we meet
Some isle or vale enchuntlng.
And nought but love is wanting:
We think how great had been our blls
If heaven had but asHign'd us
To live and die In scens like this.
With some we've left behind us!
As travelers oft look b(,k at eve
When eastward darkly going.
To gaze upon that light they leave
Still faint behind them glowing
So. when the close of pleasure day
To gloom that near conslgn'd us.
We turn to catch one fading ray
Of Joy that left behind us.
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