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Tiie Omaha Daily Dee.
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rlass matter
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mall accounts. Personal checks, except on
&mnhs or eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County,
Charles C. Rosewater, general manager
Of The Be Publishing unmpany, being
duly rworn, says that th actual number
of full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning, Evening and fiunday Bee printed
during the month of November, 10. was
as follow:
1 33,740
1 31,060
1 31,680
4 30,500
1 31,070
T 36,680
10 33,030
11 30,660
It 31,560
II 31.040
14 31.980
It 31,330
II 31,160
K 31,80
1( 30.600
1........ 31,480
10 31,770
31 81.400
I J 31,160
It 31,800
14 31,660
25 30,460
II 31,400
It 31,860
18 31,480
II 31,650
10 31,630
Total 61,110
Leu unsold copies 3,878
Nat total sale 343,033
Daily average 81,401
General Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before me this 1st day of December, 1901.
(Seal.) M. B. HUNGATE,
Notary Public.
gabscrlbers leaving the city
porarlly sboald hav Th Be
aallad them. Addraa will b
eaaaar a often a reqstd.
Whistles of Missouri river steam
boats will beat all other arguments in
favor of a federal appropriation tor the
A Nebraska poslofiice looking for a
postmaster is certalcly a curiosity, and
yet such an anomalous condition ex
ists within a few miles of Omaha.
The duchess of Marlborough has
ceased, to use the Marlborough crest,
but the duke refuses to follow her ex
ample to the extent of renouncing the
Vanderbllt millions.
Omaha's showing in the clearing
house record for the week indicates the
business activity of the city. The
merchants and manufacturers are at
present doing about all the business
they can care for.
If Jim Hill were half as active in
giving Nebraska counties good service
as he Is in preventing them from col
lecting taxes on his Burlington lines
he would be the most popular man
known to tbe'state.
The decision of the pure food com
mission that "Tennessee whisky" shall
be recognized as a separata variety
will be received as a Just tribute to
merit in quarters where variety in
"snakes" is recognized.
The holiday season in Omaha Is be
ginning most auspiciously. The con
tinued employment of all who are will
lng to work at the best wages paid In
years Insures a Christmas that will be
marry beyond precedent.
The report of Attorney General
Moody, showing the average cost of
subsistence of United States prisoners
to be 11.8 cents per day, may throw
a little light on a live matter of con
lderation in Douglas county.
"Marse Henry" Watterson is to
spend the winter in Spain, and if Al
fonso is wise he will take advantage
of the opportunity to aecure sound
advice on a few matters of statecraft,
Bourbons should stand together.
While there should be no partisan
politics in supreme court decisions, it
is Interesting to note that a demo
cratic supreme court in Virginia has
nullified a 2-cent fare law while a re
publican court in Ohio sustains It,
With receipts of about $9,400 and
a cash balance of nearly $600 at the
close of the campaign, it will be dlffl
cult for the opposition to show where
newly elected Nebraska state officers
were "assisted by special interests."
Judge Munger reminded one of the
attorneys In Ms court of a fact that is
too often overlooked by lawyers in the
heat of a trial, that is, that the law is
Intended for both sides to a suit and
not for the exclusive use and behoof
of either.
With New York banks holding nearly
$7,000,000 less than, the reserve re
quired by law, It Is "up to" the United
States to change the law or enforce it,
for there Is no reason why even New
York bankers should be permitted to
violate the statutes. -
Reports from western Nebrask
land offices are a cheerful Indication
of the development that has been go
ing on In that part of the state durln
recent years. The conquest of the
semi-arid region is almost complete
and as tar as Nebraska Is concerned
the desert veritably blossoms as a rose.
Tha facts on which the indictments
are now being found in Utah for vio
lation of the national land and anti
discrimination laws bring out in gross
est form a gigantic and ruthless con-
piracy against public Interest. Its
purpose and accomplished result was
to rob the public, first of coal lands
by frauds under the land laws and
then by monopoly in the coal taken
therefrom by collusion between the
mining and railroad companies. It has
been demonstrated beyond a pel-adventure
that this double robbery has
been consummated by an elaborate
system of perjury, forgery and fraud,
whereby the title to the coal in the
ground was alienated from the people
and by rebates and discriminatory
railroad practices to extort excessive
prices from the people for the coal.
The fact that the conspirators are
great transportation and mining cor
porations, in many cases the latter
representing or being identical in in
terest with the former and their in
fluential responsible agents, only en
hances the turpitude and dangerous
character of the crime. It means that
the tremendous power of these corpor
ations, by reason of their wealth and
their influence over the business com
munity, and in politics, has been sys
tematically exerted, not in serving,
but in exploiting the public. The omi
nous fact, too, is clearly established
that public administration, either
lgnorantly or corruptly, has largely
failed over a period of years to afford
protection against the conspiracy,
whose widely ramified operations have
been carried on right under the noses
'. the authorities.
While the indictments already found
include some important offenders and
cover acts by which immense frauds
have been perpetrated, it is at the
same time obvious that only the fringe
of the conspiracy has as yet been ex
posed. Beyond question the same sys
tem of perversion of the national laws
has been carried on throughout the
mountain states wherever coal exists
nd could be made the means of ex
tortion by the collusion of mining and
transportation corporations. Nothing
more signally demonstrates the neces
sity of drastic national legislation for
destroying the transportation discrimi
nations by which coal monopoly has
thrived after the coal lands had been
stolen from the national domain, or
the timeliness of the popular agita
tion and demand that the laws for
their conservation shall be vindicated,
no matter how high and powerful the
conspirators may be.
APPEAL Fur the pkople
Attorney General Moody In his
annual report properly gives first place
to the recommendation, so emphatic
ally urged by the president in his
message, that the law be amended to
give to the United States the right of
appeal upon questions of law. Such
amendment as a general facility for
Justice Is of great and growing im
portance, but it is practically almost
vital to prompt and substantial prog
ress under those laws which bear espe
cially upon the illegal acts of corpora
tions and their officers, agents and
The importance of judicial practice
in all these questions can hardly be
overestimated, and a very large part
of the success in subordinating cor
porations to public, authority in the
last two years has been achieved by
decisions applying old principles of the
law to existing Industrial and social
conditions. But among the still un
corrected anachronisms of criminal
practice few are more Irrational and
mischievous than the rule that blocks
review by the higher court of the trial
udge's rulings on legal questions in
criminal trials. The least of the mis
chief is the effect of blunder in favor
of the defendant so far as he alone
is concerned, but as a precedent in
extensive jurisdictions incalculable
harm may be and in fact often Is
inflicted against public interests.
It Is not proposed In the slightest to
put a defendant twice In jeopardy for
the same offense, but simply to pro
tect the public in its right to have the
law certainly and promptly ascertained
and settled, to the end that, erroneous
and pernicious rulings of the trial
courts may not taint and obstruct the
whole administration of the law. Not
withstanding the conservative tend
ency in criminal practice, this much
needed amendment has already been
made in a number of the states, with
salutary results. It is Incomparably
more necessary to the efficiency of the
national criminal code.
Stuyvesant Fish, late president of the
Illinois Central, dealing with the sub
ject of combination abuses, makes the
pregnant statement that "The contest
is no longer between those who have
and those who have not, but between
those on the one hand who have mod'
erately, sufficiently, and even abund
antly, and those on the other hand
who through the use of trust funds
and the power Incident thereto seek
by questionable practices to have ex
cluslvely.M The distinction goes to the
root of the universal disquietude over
prevalent corporation methods, and
comprehends the Issue that is every
day being mora distinctly drawn be
tween the mass of actual property
owners and the comparatively few who
under existing Industrial conditions of
concentration and organization are en
trusted with the custody and manage
ment of the combined wealth of others.
The question Is really mora ethical
than economical, although In final
analysis good ethics is good econo
mics. It is natural and Indeed inevita
ble that the champions of existing cor
poration abuses should stigmatise all
j effort for rafora as anarchistic and
nsplred by the envy and jealousy of
those . who through their own fault
have nothing and whose aim Is merely
to loot wealth. The fact, on the con-
rary, Is, and cannot how be obscured,
that common sense and the impulse
of self-preservation have forced the
people to assert themselves to hold
their own against the overreaching
and machinations of trustees whose
agency and powers cannot In this day
be avoided. It Is absolutely not a
crusade against wealth, but one of the
owners of wealth against despollers
and traitors.
Whatever changes may or may not
be made in the city charter for Omaha
by the coming legislature, some pro
vision should be enacted that will In
augurate a substantial form of mu
nicipal civil service for us.
There are more square pegs in
round holes in the city nail today than
there ever were before in recent years,
and more money is being paid out in
salaries to employes who are utterly
unable or unfit to render adequate
service la return. The award of
places on the municipal pay roll now,
more than ever before, seems to be de
termined by political claims and per
sonal need rather than by any qualifi
cation to perform the duties.
The mere fact that a man happens
to be a democrat or a republican and
active in the party propaganda does
not necessarily make him competent
to serve the city In capacities requir
ing special skill or unusual intelli
gence. Other cities have grappled
with this condition by creating mu
nicipal civil service boards, modeled
more or less upon the national civil
service boards and requiring appli
cants for appointive places to undergo
reasonable tests of their qualifications
for the places they desire. Such a
board could make up an eligible list
from which the appointing power
might be left free to select and in this
way the utterly Incompetent would, at
least, bo weeded out.
Of course care should be taken to
safeguard membership In the civil
service board against debasement into
political machine, but this should
not be difficult. The jurisdiction of
the board should be made to extend
over all branches of the municipal
service whether under tne mayor and
council, the police board, the water
board, the library board or the park
board. In this way employment by
the municipality would be brought
closer to the basis of employment by
private corporations and the employes
would likewise be reasonably pro
tected in their tenure of office, except
tor Incompetency or misbehavior. Bet
ter still, it would reduce the element
of political Interference to the mini
mum and hold out assurance to the
taxpayers that they would get some
thing tangible for the money con
tributed to the city government.
The incoming legislature is likely to
be called upon to make some inquiry
as to the conditions at the normal
schools. Charges made in connection
with the management of these institu
tions are sufficiently serious to war
rant the most rigid investigation. The
inquiry should be made promptly and
impartially, and with a view solely to
determining the truth.
Injunctions may retard, but they
cannot forever prevent the collection of
taxes. Sooner or later the railroad
companies will have to settle with the
state and counties and will find out
that they must contribute like any
other citizen to the support of the gov
The announcement that a Peoria
distillery will devote its full capacity
of 8,000 bushels of corn per day to the
manufacture of denatured alcohol
brings attention to the fact that locally
no effort Is being made to. use any part
of Nebraska's corn crop for this pur
An interstate commerce commis
sioner declares the legal dissolution of
the Northern Securities merger pro
duced no appreciable effect on the
Interested railroads, which shows that
legal and business advisors are often
more efficacious than the law.
The decision of a Wisconsin educator
that the acceptance of money from the
Rockefeller educational fund does not
bind the recipient to any theory of
administration of government may
cause the donor to wonder why the
fund was created.
Mayor Jim says a "stitch in time
saves nine." City Attorney Burnam
says money in the general fund cannot
be used to pay for repairs to the paved
streets. Between the two the holes in
the downtown paving are getting beau
tifully bigger.
The lrls Urnon.
Baltimore American.
California orchard ar noted for the alse
of the fruit they produce, but It I doubt
ful whether they can match th lemon
handed by th president to Callfornlans.
A Promised llroslk.
New York Post.
Governor Hoch rays that he I going to
make Kansas as "dry as a desert" before
the end of the next two years. This Is In
keeping with th Innate contrariness of
the state. Everywhere else millions are
to be spent on Irrigation.
Good Job of Wall Paperlag.
Baltimore American.
A Cincinnati Judge called a papering
company In a rase before him the most
complete trust ever brought to th knowl
edge of th court. That 1 probably be
cause it cover all point of it subject,
but then it '1 one bound to go to th
wall In the end.
Malt a Mot of Tbl.
Indianapolis News.
Let us mak a mental not of th fact
that th Illinois Central ha Just paid to
th Stat of Illinois 1100,101, th cam
being T per cent of the company' gros
earnings for the six months ending Octo
ber 11. This mny be stimulating to refer
to when w crmi' tn grant franchise In
the future.
Too Marb Hysteria.
Philadelphia Ledger.
If there la a dlsput about Japanese In
San Francisco school, there la a cry of
war; If a crime Is committed, the United
State I becoming lervorted; If a rascal
I exposed, the American people ar th
most corrupt on earth; If some politician
are found to be corrupt, th American re
public 1 doomed.
Is It not time for the American peopl
to compos themselves and begin to
make a clear estimate of yellow Journals
and sensationalists of every klndT
Sympathy with California.
. New Tork Herald.
It I significant that In the long serle
of Interview collected by th Herald In
connection with Japan's Callfornlan dis
pute. Interviews with men of all political
creeds, with men representing every
branch of American activity, business,
law, th educational profession, diplom
acy; Interviews with men from widely
scattered states, with senators, congress
men and member of the parliamentary
committees, a decided tendency Is dis
played to uphold California individually
and collectively.
These men realise that in its final form
th conflict would be on between Japan
arid America. And their sympathies go
unanimously to th latter. -
General Prosperity Take a Fall Oat
of the Grim Reaper.
Cleveland Leader.
Rising prosperity keep step with falling
death rate. This Is not a condition pe
culiar to the United States. It Is general
in the civilized world. There ve proofs
which cannot be questioned that the aver
age period of life Is being, lengthened. Death
comes later and I more successfully beaten
off In the year when life ha had no fair
opportunity to attest It productiveness and
Its value.
Broadly speaking, this Is the most stu
pendous change of the times. Life may be
so misused that it Is not worth while. It
may be worse than the void which is Its
alternative. But obviously nothing human
Is possible without life and the waste of
life Is th squandering at all human oppor
tunities. What proteots life and prolongs
It guards the vital capital of the world.
It Is beyond question that this Immensely
important lengthening of life Is due, In the
main, to the prevention of disease rather
than It cure. Sanitary science has accomp
lished more than medicine; more, even,
than surgery and sick room wisdom. The
falling mortality rate ar the result of
drainage, cleanliness, . .the Isolation of In
fectious diseases, the better knowledge of
epidemic and their causes, the more care
ful use of food. The change means a step
toward natural living, in respect to fresh
air and wholesome condition in houses.
Civilized man Is returning to nature, but
with wisdom and resources which the na
tural man the savage always lacked. Ha
Is coming back to flrBt principles, In large
degree, as far as open air and wholesome
food and reasonable exercise go, but with
raatly greater power 'of guarding Ma own
body against disease and keeping children
and the aged, the feeble and the infirm, out
of peril of death.
This one fact ought to be sufficient to in
sure vast gains for the welfare of mankind.
Time arid force and thought saved from the
battle against death ..and disease can be
given to enriching and bettering life. When
mere existence Is more secure all that
adorns and elevates it will be more easily
and abundantly gained.
Institution for the Care of Broken
Down Members.
Philadelphia Press.
A project that Is attracting; the attention
of the letter carriers of the country is the
establishment of a home for those members
of the National Letter Carriers' association
who may be attacked by consumption or
other pulmonary troubles. A site has al
ready been secured in Colorado Springs and
the Initial steps taken toward Its establish
ment. It I gratifying to know that the letter
carriers themselves are laying the financial
foundation for tills most praiseworthy In
stitution. The Brooklyn, N. Y., carriers
have announced that they will raise 110,000
and that when this sum in cash Is In their
treasury a wealthy .citizen of Brooklyn has
promised to add an additional 115,000 to It.
The New York association, which num
ber 7,000 members, also announces that It
will subscribe 125,000 to the building fund.
Th Philadelphia carriers are working
earnestly to make a substantial showing
for this city, while In other great "business
center th men are laboring zealously for
the cause.
There Is no doubt that after a substantial
um has been subscribed by the carriers of
the country themselves, the great corpora
tions and leading business men will give It
a very substantial Increase. There 1 no
class of public servants who come Into such
intimate dally touch with th business In
terest of this country a the letter car
rier. As a rule they are men of intelli
gence, integrity and uprightness. Their
calling I on which In many case predis
pose th physically weaker among them
to pulmonary attacks through exposure to
the element.
No better place In th country than Colo
rado Spring could be chosen for a letter
carriers' home. It I located in a high, dry
atmosphere. The International Printers'
home Is already located there, and through
it means score of lives have been pro
longed which otherwise would bar yielded
quickly to the whit plague.
Senator George S. Nixon, the new
bonanza senator from Nevada, has made
120,000.000 out of his Qoldneld mine. Be
fore acquiring his vast fortune he was a
modest banker at Wlnnemucca, and also
dlted paper In a small mining town.
A petition ha been filed for letters testa
mentary In the estate of th late General
William R. ShjLfter. The petition states
that no will of General Shafter ha been
found and property valued at 115,000 Is
enumerated as follows:, Real property in
Kern county, California, valued at 110,000;
personal property consisting of bank stock,
Hve stock and article necessary for the
cultivation of a farm, valued at SS.OUO.
Henry Clinton Goodrich of Chicago, T4
year old, has Invented more auccaasful
articles than any other man living tn th
world. He Invented practically every at
tachment and there ar more than
eighty used on the sewing machine to
day, and moat of his Inventions are for
the convenience of women. H bear a
striking resemblance to Henry W. Long
fellow, comes of good old Puritan stock
and Is a descendant ft Ethan Allen, the
revolutionary hero.
Prof. F. H. Olddings of Columbia univer
sity, who recently spoke IA this city, gav
th following solution a to th way to kill
trust In a lecture before th Columbia
students. "It Is Imposstbl to successfully
fight corporations with legal means. Instead
of trying to do this, allow corporations to
consolidate and expand until on hug In
terest ha been formed. Then chop off
It head by substituting public for private
Mlaor Beeae sal larldeat ketet
. oa the Spot.
Without mental reservation or fear of
the future, the Washington Herald pro
nounces Congressman Smith of Council
BlufT a smooth a story teller as ever
c a trie down the Iowa pike. ' The othSr day
he tried one on his fellow members from
Missouri. A democratlo convention wa
held In Missouri, Just over th, Iowa line.
Th Iowa congressman happened to be
there. The movement for supplanting II
men with young men In the administration
of Missouri affairs had reached high tide
in that part of th state, where was held
th convention, attended by Judge Smith.
It so fell out, however, that a local
patriarch of great renown wa a candidate
for one of the offices for which nomina
tion were to b made by the democrat
In convention assembled. An eloquent Mla
sourlan presented the name and exalted
the merits of th patriarch. "Gentlemen of
the convention, representative of the un
terrified democracy of th 'Steenth district
of Missouri," he shouted In a great burst
of oratory, "It I my honor and my pleas
ure to present to you the nam of a man
old In year, but young In spirit; one who,
though approaching the span of Ufa allot
ted by the poalmlst, has never taken a
Uoe of medicine; one who"
Here th orator' peroration was cut
short by a shrill voles from th audience,
"We'll give him a dose today, all right."
"And they did," declared Judge Smith.
In th course of hi very Interesting de
scription of th president' Panama trip,
William Inglls, Special correspondent for
Harper' Weekly, who was with Mr. Roose
velt at Panama, recounts some amusing
and characteristic Incident of the tour of
The president and his party, In the course
of a tour of Inspection of the laborers'
quarters, visited a rooking shed. The presi
dent asked them about the food they get
at the commissary. They said It was good.
"Invariably" began a tall, yellow man
from Antigua, but the chattering crowd cut
him off.
"Invariably" he began again, but the
conversation swept past him. He made a
pet of the word and at Intervals repeated It
a a bittern In the quags repeats his boom,
until at last Mr. Roosevelt halted him with,
"Invariably whatT"
"Invariably, sare, the commissary are
bad," said the Antiguan, exulting In the
sound of his own voice uttering big words.
"Ah! let's go look at It," the president
cried. Off trooped th crowd to the com
missary store, and the wordy yellow man
under a fire of question modified his "In
variably" to the extent of declaring that
sometime the yams were bad. The store
keeper protested that If the bad yam wer
brought bark he always gave good ones
In their stead.
"Have you ever brought back bad yams
to be exchanged?" the president asked.
"No, sare," replied the Antiguan with
crushing dignity; "no, sare I would not
stoop so low."
The president smiled grimly at the Idiocy
of. the Antiguan and hurried off to climb a
slippery, muddy hill and Inspect the quar
ters of the married laborers.
In vain does Rev. Dr. Kdward Kverett
Hale continue to Invite the Ustenln; senate,
which stands with bowed head wh.,e he Is
appealing lor divine grace to descend upon
It. to Join him In the Lord's prayer. He
daily concludes his eloquent Invocation
with the prayer which the Saviour of man
kind uttered to His twelve disciples, and
asked the senate to say It with him. When
Senator Clark of Montana Is In his seat
his high tenor sometimes Is heard lisping
the sacred words. Occasionally the well
known voice of Senator Depew articulates
the prayer very lowly, but even he did not
repeat the words yesterday. Hon. Knute
Nelson's Hps are seen to move In unison
with the words of the chaplain, but if ho
is repeating the prayer It la done In a mere
mumble. A good old lady In the gallery
yesterday obeyed the chaplain's lnlunctlon,
and her voice was heard to the uttermost
parts of the chamber. Soon after perform
ing this duty she flaunted out of the gal
lery obviously In a huff.
"I think them old senators ought to be
ashe-med of themselves for not saying the
Lord's prayer with the preacher," she de
clared Indignantly to a doorkeeper. "Maybe
they don't know It, and if they don't their
wives ought to teach it to 'era."
Although Senator Piatt of New York Is
feeble In the extreme and moves about
only with great difficulty, he has savage
aversion to anyone hinting at hi condition.
He tottered out of the senate while the
president's message was being read and
made for a waiting carriage. A stiff breeze
blew his coattalls wildly about hi thin
frame and his thin frame shook like a
reed. A capltol policeman made bold to
take hold of the old man' arm a he tried
to mount the steps of the carriage and as
sist him to enter. Fiercely th New Yorker
turned on th cop. "What are you doing,
sir?" snarled the senator. "Only trying to
help you in your carriage, sir," politely re
plied the bluecoat, with a tremor in his
voice. "Get away from me," snapped Sen
ator Piatt, Imperiously. "I don't need the
help of you nor anybody els to get Into
my carriage." Th policeman scooted back
to hi post.
John fiharn Williams mlnorltv leader of
th national house of representatives, wa. ll country ior u.
holding forth to some friends upon what m"ch more independent than formerly and
he calls th Insincerity of republican, who I P"1 tle not " blndlnr " the; on t
talk of tariff revision. The Mississippi I nd " tne republican party during
said this kind of talk reminded him of a I comln "lon of the Ug" ature vU
storekeeper In hi district who r.celvd nt the "and of the raro"l1 r
a .harp letter from his wholesal. dealer corporation, a against the people, there
demanding Immediate payment of a long ! considerable number of honest re
standlng account. In reply he wrote, ay- ' publican, who. two years hence, can
lng: "Inclosed please find my check for j rclr be forced to stand by the old party
the full amount with Interest. Kindly close I r no ther r'H,n lhan 'h' ttb?'
my account on your books, a. I shall do ! Meanwhile, the Progress believes I to be
no mor business with you." Th. man who ' tne Prt of od, tl,lm'h f b"'
received th letter looked for th. check. It P,wlcB f0r "V J"- ""l"
was not ther.. It was not In th. envelope, i tanJ b Governor Sheldon during the next
Tk . Th.. h. i iesslon whenever hr shall declare for hun-
vry small letters at the bottom of th
letter, this Un: "Gentleman: This 1 th
kind of a lettar I would have written you
If I had had any money."
Rumor ha. It In Washington that both
Herbert W. Bowen and Francis B Loom!,
soon ar to re-enter th diplomatic service.
Th quarrel between these two diplomats
stirred th. country about a year ago. Mr.
Bow.n aucceeded Mr. Loo mis a. mlnl.t.r
to that hotbed of intrigue, Vene.uela, and
filed rather grave charge, against him
after Mr. Looml. had been called by th
president from his post a. minister to
Portugal to the first assistant aecretaryshlp
of .tat. in Washington. Investigation of
these charge, resulted disastrously to
Bowen, who lost hi. place In th diplomatic
service. Now It is reported that Loomls
will be appreciated to an important past and
In order to show that Mr. Bowen has been
punished enough for hi attack on Mr.
Loomls he will be given ajiother trial In
the diplomatic service, probably in South
Mighty Hard to Please.
New York Tribune.
Peopl In one part of the country want
erlala Immigrant excluded because they
1 will not wora tor iuw wu.aa. -eopi in
another part want certain still more offen
sive immigrant freely admitted because
they will work for low wagea. It' a
bard Job to plaaa everybody aud be con
sisted. .
Nursing Ixiby?
v It's a heavy strain cm mother.
Her system is called upon to supply
nosjruhment for two.
Some form of nourishment that will
be easily taken up by mother's system
is needed.
Scoffs Emxtlsfon contains the
trreatest possible amount of nourishment
in easily digested form.
Mother and
helped by iU use.
St, Paul Republican: Let it not be for
gotten by embrvo legislators 'that an
amendment to the revenue law which will
authorize assessor to Inspect bank, build
ing and loan and other books of deposit
Is necessary to a fair and equal distribu
tion of the tax burden. 80 long as nun
of clastic conscience have their money
concealed In places where the assessing
officer ar forbidden to search, the as
sumption that everyone must pay taxes
upon a fair valuation of his earthly pos
sessions Is a howling farce.
Grand Island Independent: The locality
from which a United States senator comes
Is not of so much Importance. If he will
honestly endeavor to secure good, whole
some laws for the benefit of all the people
of the nation and act and vote conscienti
ously and honestly and courageously on
measures of great public Interest, he will
most fully succeed In the Important service
for which he Is chosen. Mr. Yelser' ap
parent idea that something Is not right
unless one of the senators from this state
is from Omaha has no good foundation.
Omaha should have Just as fair and good
representation as any other city, no more
and no less. And Senator-elect Brown will
give her that.
Auburn Republican: Colonel W. 8. Til
ton, editor of the Beatrice Times, Is a
candidate for the secretaryship of. the
senate at the coming session. We know of
no gentleman In the state who Is more
eminently qualified to fill that Important
place. Colonel Tllton Is a man of scholarly
attainments, of gentle bearing, courteous
and broad-minded. He la alive to every
responsibility that falls upon him and
would be a most distinguished addition to
the Senate chamber. He Is versatile and
his attainments and knowledge of eco
nomics would be valuable to the workers of
that body. Colonel Tllton is a modest
man. He Is not an office or place seeker
and all his friends in this section should
aid him In his ambition by their friendly
efforts to procure for him an honor which
would be a graceful reward for his life
time of patriotic service.
Fremont Tribune: On his departure for
Washington Senator Millard la quoted by
the World-Herald as being hopeful that
the law of gravitation may be suspended,
that the Platte river wIM commence flow
ing toward Its source, that Omaha may
get the senatorshlp again, and that he may
be It. "I believe," said the senator, "that
there Is a feeling throughout the state
that Omaha should have a senator." We
do not know upon what his declara
tion can be predicated. Perhaps it Is be
cause Omnha has had a senator or two
for fifty years. Or perhap It Is so only
because Omaha has Senator Millard and he
would like It again, neither of which can
be denied. But the state of Nebraska does
not want Omaha to have It again, and cer
tainly not Senator Millard. He had forty
eight votes In the nominating convention
out of a total of Senator Millard al.
says that If Omaha's delegation In the legis
lature will stand by an Omaha man
enough votes will be attracted from other
parts of the state to elect him. Folderol
and fiddlesticks! Omaha's delegation has
decided that It will be folly for It to stand
out against the rest of the state on the
senatorshlp and get paid back in Its own
coin for everything else It wants. Senator
Millard, never a politician, never In touch
with the people, doesn't know a pipe dream
from a mortal cinch. While he Indulges in
the former, Norrls Brown ha the latter.
Holdrege Progress: The republican party
was victorious at the polls. Governs
Sheldon, as well a th remainder of the
administration. Is manifestly therefore. In
a position where anything short of a square
deal In the redemption of these ctmpalgn
pledge will amount to perfidy and a be.
trayai of the trust reposed In the repub
lican party and It leaders, which will
readily be discerned by the people. Any
thing less than a square deal should be
tantamount to a writ of ouster fur Urn
republican party In this tate two years
nence. 1 ne people ui "
t reform In whatever line, Just as much
as though he were a democrat or a populist.
Th tlm Is unmistakably past when a
democrat or a populist or a prohibition at
may be considered as compromising when
he vote with the opposition party when
that opposition is contending for the right;
I and to vote against the opposition for no
1 other reason that political bias has com to
be regarded a the most puerile nonaens
Tea v
The most perfect tea grown. Nature provide tlje iroM-r rlljuate and
soil, the planters prepare It In the most approved iiituuier aud Teller
blends and packs It. Knouith said. ,
McCORD-BRADY CO., Wholesale Agents, Omaha.
baby are wonderfully
Minneapolis Journal: Th prcsldent'i
message eally takes first place among th
six best sellers. In newspaper form it wa4
sold to about 80.000,000 people, thus throw
ing Hall Calne Into the shade.
Baltimore American: The president coi
cedes to each individual the privilege ol
contributing to campaign funds as he de
sires. This Is equivalent to saying thai
the dollar-contribution Idea wa. not
brilliant one.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: "It Is nol
wise," says the president In the message
"that the nation should alienate Its re
maining cool lands." The trusts so eagel
to complete their monopoly have struck I
snag In this new form of government res
ervation. New York Sun: Those Indolent citizen
who content themselves with summarlei
In the belief that they know already th
general tenor of Mr. Roosevelt's beliefs,
defraud themselves of Instruction mingled
with entertainment. The message has 1
keen Interest and charm, political, eco
nomlc, ethical and psychological.
Washington Herald: With the president'!
moral sentiments, as expresxed In his re
marks upon lynching and other social
evils, and In his dissertations on righteous
ness, peace and International unselfishness,
wa cordially agree; and so also do w
heartily endorse the Inhibitions placed on
human conduct by the ten commandments,
Portland Oregonian: The message as a
whole Illustrates the change which hai
taken place In politics and Ptntesmanshlp
within a few years. Politics Is now so
ciology. Statesmanship Is an effort toward
International Justice. What Mr. Roosevelt
has to say about the moral obligations of
nations Is Illuminating and prophetic. Ha
seeks first of all peuce and righteousness,
but he does not forget that the best se
curity for both is the power to compel
the evilly disposed to respect them.
"Really," said Mrs. fpplshlclirh, "I can't
believe that Eve was a woman who ought
to receive recognition from un who are in
"I suppose. If the truth were known, she
was not what we might call cultured."
"And then, of course, she h id to trim
her own huts." Chicago Record-Herald.
"Anything doing tod iy?" asked the genial
reporter of the keeper.
Oh. nothing much," wan the reply, "ex
cept the rhinoceros is a surly old bear, and
the triek elephant Is making a monkey of
himself." Bui Umore American.
Klgglns Snooks, the astronomer, declares
that Mars Is a million years older than th
Hlgglns How does he prove It?
KlKirlns By showing Hint the inter
oceanic canula in Mars have been com
pleted. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Sir!" exclaimed the pompous Individual,
"I am a pelf-made man."
"I accept your apology," murmured he of
the pitrklan countenance. Philadelphia
Midas had Just f nmd that everything he
touched turned to gold.
"How disappointing," he sighed, "when
cobalt Is all the rage now."
This is the real reason why he Implored
the gods to take back their gift. New
York Sun.
Mrs. Kawler How do you like your new
Mrs. Homer She's a Jewel. But she Isn't
a new girl. We've had her nearly a week.
Baltimore American. .
"I notice," remarked the Shirt, as h
gazed upon the fatigued edge of the Col
lar, "that you have Joined the fray."
"Yes," rejoined the Collar, with a furtlv
shudder as the laundress passed; "you see,
I was so hard pressed." Philadelphia
"Why don't you make more peeche?"
asked the friend.
"Because," answered SenRtor Sorghum.
"I'm afraid some of my enemie might call
me a Bllvcr-tongued orator and so get
people to paying more attention to my
rhetoric than to my opinions." Washing
ton Star.
"I can't help enjoying Strother. He' so
Immensely wealthy."
"What makes you think he' so wealthy?"
"He s been defendant in three breach of
promise suits." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Was It a runaway marriage?"
"Well, they started out In an automo
bile, but before they had gone very far
the machine broke down and the affair
turned into a walking match." Baltimore
The western senator had purchased a
hoire In the east.
"Do you Intend to abandon your state?"
he was asked.
"Not at all." he replied. "I need It for
purposes of mileage." Philadelphia Ledger.
(Tribute to Judge Bartholomew.)
His noble mien and kindly face
4VIII oft recur to memory;
And friends In each accustomed place
Will miss the heart so warm and free.
And still, In thought, we'll often meet
Him walking with his look benign,
And fift, In memory, warmly greet
With clasp of hand or hailing sign.
Though mortal part have reached th end.
And outward vision is denied;
W say: We knew him as a friend,
And In our hear' he has not died.
Omaha, Neb.