Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 10, 1906, Page 4, Image 4
TITE OMAHA DAILY DEE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 190(1. i Tiie Omaha Daily Dee. FOUNDED BY EDWARD KOSEWATER. VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR. Entered at Omiht poslofflc a econd rlass matter TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. PaJly Bee (without Sunday), on year.. $4 0 Daily Be and Sunday, on year V funday Bee, one year 00 Saturday He, one year DELIVERED BY CARRIER. fially rt, (Including Bunday), per week..So ally Be (without Bunduy), per week..luo Evening Bee (without Sunday), per week Evening Be (with Sundays per week. .loo Address complaints of Irregularttle. in de livery to City Circulating Department. OFFICES. Omaha Th Bee building. Bouth Omaha City Hall building. Council Bluff 10 Pearl .tree!. Chicago jmo Unity building. nJ1 New York-lb Home Llf In, building. Washington 51 Fourteenth stret. CORRESPONDENCE. Communication relating to new and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order payable to The Be Publishing company. Only 2-cent stamps received as payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on &mnhs or eastern exchange, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING) COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. 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 35.160 T 36,680 33.450 31,330 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 CHARLES C, ROSEWATER. General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before me this 1st day of December, 1901. (Seal.) M. B. HUNGATE, Notary Public. WHEH OCT OF TOWfl. 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 stream. 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. TS COAL LAXD COSSriRACT- 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 confederates. 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. PRISlDIfTT FISH'S D1STIXCTIOX. 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. UUXICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE. 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 ernment. 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 pose. 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. - MORE CHANCE FOR LIFE. 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. LETTER CAHrflERS' HOME. 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. FERSONAL NOTES. 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 owaerahlp. BITS OF WASHINGTON LIFB 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, exclaiming: "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 observation. 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 America. 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. TATE PRESS COMMENT. 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 INDIA AND CEYLON 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 $ ALL DRUQOISTSi 6O0. A NO fl.OO. Q, 1 1) FLIGHTS OX THE MESSAGE. 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. I.IEM TO A SMILE. "Really," said Mrs. fpplshlclirh, "I can't believe that Eve was a woman who ought to receive recognition from un who are in society." "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 anlm.il 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 earth. 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 Record. 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 girl? 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 Press. "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 American. 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. WE KSKW HIM As A FRIEND. (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. BEKIAH F. COCiiKAN. Omaha, Neb.