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mailed to tliem. Address will be
cliangeil aa oftea aa relocated.
Admiral DubossofI should soon be
qualified to write a book on "Bombs
1 1 Have Met and Survived."
' Andrew Carnegie is varying his
I Christmas presents a little but the
public library rs still his stundby.
It is now up to Uovciuor-elect Shei-
don to come home and face the music
played by the pie counter fiddlers:
Mrs. Stellamy borer-seems to have
lapsed into obscure quietude almost as
suddenly as Bhe emerged into the sen
' Ettding clerks have no sinecure in
the preterit congress when six special
n:et apes from the president are sched
uled for one week.
Secretary Shaw evidently, thinks a
currency should . be elastic in the
hands of tho public as well as in the
hands of the bankers.
With the Water board setting the
example at rescinding, the legislature
may bo tempted to do a little rescind
ing on its own account.
The man who has no income and
expects no inheritance is not seriously
bothered by the agitation for a system
of income and inheritance taxes.
Oklahoma's constitutional conven
tlon is said to be facing a deficit and
the new state may yet enter the union
under the usual financial handicap.
Colonel Bryan's letter to Oklahoma
constitution-makers Invites another
democratic body to do as it pleases
despite suggestions from headquarters.
II the guns of the new battleship
Kunsas do not roar louder than any
other in the navy, the world will have
to admit that "there is nothing In a
The aiidvaie steej company seems
to be a practical "trust buster," hav
ing reduced the price of steel plate for
warships In Italy as well aa In the
V Emperor William's dictum that good
K ooking is essential to good govern-
) ihent has no reference to the "roast
' I n tVa A tttv aaiv AralirAa rtarliwl instil w
from the socialists.
With the advent of Justice Moody
to. the supreme bench of the U sited
States, the Nebraska railroads will
have to look for another excuse for
delaying those tax cases.
FLAIX TALK U.V TUF. WATER WOllKS.
Tho proceedings for the "Immedi
ate" acquisition of the water works by
tho city of Omaha have reached a
stage of aculenesd that demand some
plain talk. From Uih very start the
tax-paying citizens of Omaha have
been the victims of a series of monu
mental blunders, to use a mild term,
at the hands of the hydraulic politi
cians who have been engineering this
deep-laid plot. As a consequence,
after nearly four years of fruitless ag
itation and cosily litigation, flie peoplo
are confronted with the prospect of a j
forced loan of $6, 263, 295, at which j
the water plant has been officially ap
praised and which the water company
Is asking the courts to enforce, with
the uctual ownership and operation of
tho plant by the rlty apparently uo
closer than when the appraisers were
appointed. Whether the federal
courts, to whom the appraisement Is
to be submitted, will hold for or
against the city in the final adjudica
tion is yet to bo determined after hear
ing and appeal, which competent law
yers declare will consume from two
years to three years more.
But the height of absurdity has
been reached by 'the action of, the
Water board in pretending to rescind
its own application for the appoint
ment of appraisers under the purchase
clause of the original contract between
the water company and tho city, and
the adoption of resolutions contem
plating abandonment of all proceed
ings looking toward the acquirement
of the existing plant and the construc
tion by the city of a new water system
to supply its needs. In the first place,
the vory existence of the present water
board rests on the bonds previously
voted to purchase the existing water
works, which alone gave the governor
jurisdiction to make his original ap
pointments under the compulsory pur
chase law. But for this Omaha would
never have had a water board, and
were present proceedings abandoned
the official status of at least the two
governor-appointed members of the
board would be decidedly questionably.
Worse still, however, would be the
supposition that ' the sugegstion that
the city proceed at once to build a new
water plant were seriously Intended.
It is conceded that proceedings under
the purchase clause of the contract
have progressed far enough to make a
law suit whose outcome is at least du
bious. Suppose the city through its
all-wise water board should actually
-commence construction of -a new water
system and invest anywhere from
2,500,000 upward in its construction
pending the outcome of this litigation?
Suppose, further, that when the final
decision came down the decree should
be that the appraisement is binding
on the city and that it must buy the
works from the present company.
What position would we be in with
two water works systems on our hands
and a colossal debt accumulated along
with them approximating not $ 6,2 G3, -900,
but closer to $10,000,000?
The truth Is that the water works
situation has placed Omaha In a pre
carious position from which It can be
extricated only by the efforts of our
shrewdest, most far-seeing and most
public-spirited citlsens. Only three
possibilities are before us: We must
either pursue the present litigation to
its end, taking a chance on an adverse
decision, be content even with a favor
able decision to he put back where we
started and compelled to go over the
whole proceedings anew, or we must
get to some mutually satisfactory ar
rangement with the owners of the
water company.' If we are to have a
compromise, we can perfect the pur
chase through concessions from the
water company as to pvlce, or we can
waive municipal ownership for the
present aid make a new contract with
the water company .at stipulated rates
for both hydrant service and private
In a discussion of this aaestlon not
long ago one of the newspaper spokes
men for the Water board declared the
real difficulty to be "that Oniaha is not
now able to deal with the real owners
of the water works." but only with the
officers la control, who have little In
leresi in me company. Tnls may or
may not be true, hut the people really
Interested in Omaha aro likewise nils
represented by a water hoard and Its
attorneys who seem anxious only to
perpetuate lucrative salaries and fat
attorneys' fees. If we are to have any
negotiations with the real owners ot
the water works they will have to be
carried on by some arbitration com
mittee of property owners and busi
ness men, who can take up the prob
lems from a broad and unbiased view
point and guard the true Interests ot
the taxpayers, for whom an early and
complete settlement of the dl&pute la
greatly to be desired.
he actually by the people, reducing the
function of the legislature in pr
efect to mere certification of their
choice, until such time ns tho national
constitution shall be changed to make
that method compulsory aud unitoriii
In all the states.
Though the difficulties in the way
of amending the national constitution
msy delay its adoption, the public de
mand for this chauge, at the rapid
rate at which it if growing, will in
evitably, at no very distant date, com
pel legislatures In more than three
fourths of the states to conform to
the wjll of the peoplo, as expressed
In popular elections. When that time
conies, If no sooner, public interest
will not tolerate a different method
in a few states, where a reactionary
spirit end special interests ding ob
stinately to the antiquated system that
has prevailed generally up to this
SAVE ASL SASE JICSIXKZS.
It is neither pensliuism nor sensa
tionalism to admonish tho public that
industrial prosperity cannot always be
maintained at the present extraordi
nary height. That there is no sigu of
reaction, but on the contrary every
reason to believe in the soundness of
the foundations of business, by no
means impairs tho relevancy of such
admonition at this juncture, but rather
gives point to it. The very excess of
prosperity during a series of years
tends, naturally, to excite false antici
pations and to cause forgetfulness of
the one lesson which history and hu
man nature teaches most certainly.
If we could know beyond a perad
venture that the increase and general
enjoyment of wealth would continue
through a decade in the future at the
same rate as through the past decade,
there would be even greater cause for
caution and self-restraint, for the very
assurance of such protracted expan
sion might break down the conserva
tive limits of uncertainty and timidity.
A point would likely be soon reached
by anticipation from overconfi deuce
and adventurousness that would
merely hasten and accentuate reac
tion and collapse.
As It is, too many Indications in ex
travagant living and overstrained cap
italization of what in final analysis
are mere gainful chances, to say noth
ing of the pure speculation in distant
outlooks, urge us to realize the ne
cessity of steering individual conduct
and business activities and calcula
tions towards safe anchorage. There
are always possibilities like crop fail
ure or some great spasm of specula
tive mania, the occurrence of which
cannot be foreseen, that in wisdom
are to be taken into account.
At all events the prolongation of
our prosperity and the diffusion of its
blessings among the mass of the peo
ple will depend largely upon the de
gree to which we now keep our head3
under circumstances so well calcu
lated to turn them. In that degree,
for such Increase of salary for its on
members fhat the conditions reason
n7,.ll,r DlSTItlUUTIVX r lAXATluy
The 'interesting discussion of the
taxation of incomes and inheritances
at the recent sessions ,of tbe National
Civic Federation brought out the un
expected admission by nearly all of
the speakers that the power of taxa
tion could bs veiy properly exercised
for the purpose of cieating a more do
sirable distribution of wealth. A few
years a&o such a thesis would by mere
suggestion have encountered general
opposition with citations from author
ities that the right ot tho state to levy
taxes is limited to the purpose of rais
ing revenue to meet its financial needs
and that In levying its taxes Its aim
should be to leave every taxpayer iu
the sanio relative position, after the
tax is collected as he occupied before
he paid it.
The first distinguished champion of
the use of progressive taxation to re
distribute wealth was the Krcat Ger
man political economist, Adolph Wag
ner, who with his followers constitu
ted what is known as the Wagnerian
school teaching that it is the duty of
the state to regulate the distribution
of wealth with a view to social equity
and to use for this purpose its all
powerful taxing machinery. The
strange part of the present discussion
from the standpoint of economic the
ory is that men like Andrew Carnegie
arc willing to concede the principle so
far as It affects the distribution of
property after death, but unwilling to
apply it to the distribution of properly
through the taxation of incomes of liv
ing persona. Theoretically, there ia
no logical point at which the lino can
be drawn as between incomes derived,
for example, from bequest or inheri
tance which Mr. Carnegie would have
heavily taxed, and incomes derived
from outright gifts or forced exactions
without waiting for an cs'.aie to go
A great many delicate . aud difficult
questions are involved in the establish
ment and perfection of any system of
income or Inheritance taxes in a new
and growing country like ours, for
which the experience of other countries
furnishes few instructive precedents.
Nowhere, so far as we k'now, has the
idea of wealth distribution by taxatuu
been applied except In the most mod
erate degree. We may be assured that
its development and application into a
practical scheme for our federal gov
ernment will require much thought
and no Inconsiderable experimentation.
announcement was mado without their
knowledge or "consent, as many have
done who have talked that way before.
With the Mexican government hold
ing the majority of shares In the com
pany which' Is to own all the railroads
In that republic, we may bo able to
btudy the . effect of a sort of govern
ment ownership without going to Eu-lope.
Capitalists engaged in forming new
"trusts" either have supreme confl
uence in the ability of their lawyers to
vade auti-trust laws or consider pres
nt prosecutions but. an ephemeral
phase of political life.
Ecuador may feel that it has real
cause for grievance against tho United
StaleB. It is the only South American
epublic not visited by Secretary Itoot,
nd the only one that has an nctive
volution on hand.
When doing your holiday shopping
have a littlo consideration for the
overworked clerks. Politeness and pa-
enco arc nowhere greater virtues
than when ' displayed at tho bargain
If America is to take po part In Eu
ropean affairs it will have to complete
the work in reference to the Congo
Free State before the Belgian annexa
tionists carry their point.
Conviction of lumber company man
ners on chnrgo of peonage would in
dicate that hiieh wages are not in ail
cases responsible for the advance in
the price of lumber. ,
- Selinrx's I nfnlnteil Fstate.
Curl Sclunz left an e.jlate of $250,000. The
wonderful thlnu about It is that he amassed
It aa an author and did not beat anybody
out of it, for no one had to buy his books
to live. .
A Forpf one Cnni'lnnlon.
Uy arKUing calmly but linnly with them
selves the nmjorlty of congressmen will
probably bo uble to convince themselves
that they must vote for that Increase of
The official bulletin of railroad ac
cldents in the United States for the
months of April, Hay and June shows
a marked increase in fatalities, the
total number of , killed being 933,
against only 886 during the same
quarter of tho preceding, year. The
large number ot employes killed or
too, will the force of reaction, when ' maimed in coupling cars, presumably,
it comes, be moderated. The oppor
tunity for permanent development of
our resources in .response to the ambi
tion and the requirements of our own
people and of the world are so great
as to call for every energy in legiti
mate and safe enterprise, without
rational excuse for the peril and waste
of speculation and extravagance.
The official publication of tha presi
dent's message on his Panuna trip is
to be illustrated. A special order
should be made to send an illuminated
oopy to Hon. Poultney Blgelov.
The majority of the house ot rep
resentatives, seem to prefer to serve
their constituents for $5,000 a year
rather than to take chances on voting
higher salaries to their successors.
Now that the battlebhip Louisiana
has proved the passes of the Missis
sippi to be open to the largest ships ot
the navy, tho Crescent City may fiel Mature, but as a signal demonstra-
J.U stifled In asking for an appropriation
AX OKLAHOMA St.T ATVRIAL SCIIKMS'
The dlspositioa iu the Oklahoma
constitutional conveutluu to put iu tbe
rganio law a provision requiring the
legislature to elect the choice ot the
people to the United States senate,
whatever may be thought ot its
validity harmonizes with multiplying
signs of the growing demand for pop
ular election of United States sena
tors. Technically, such a provision
would perhaps iu uo respect whatever
change the situation as It exists under
the national constitution, which vests
the power of election in the state leg-
lor harbor defenses.
Since laymen are not prohibited
by the church from making applica
tions to keep churches open under, the
law, tho rdl "depth of Frcuch seutl
nent will be tested, but the prospects
ot martyrdom ars fewer.
tlon of sot tied public opinion it would
carry a moral force which could
hardly be resisted.
In this respect the proposal un
doubtedly ranks Oklahoma among
those states which by virtue of direct
primary or . convention practice may
j be counted finally committed to the
lpiinciplu that choice of senators thall
Congress would he in far better posi
tion with respect to the proposal to in
crease the pay of its own members if
it bad gone about it differently. For
years it has neglected to provide ade
quate compensation for numerous
classes of government employes, tho
justice of whose claims has been
clearly established and not even dis
puted in congress Itself. With thou
sands of government employes, like
postoffice clerks, today before congress,
with a showing of need that is en
dorsed by the department heads and
urged by tbe president, it does not
create a favorable impression upon
the public when aa effort to make a
sheer increase of 60 per cent in mem
bers' salary is given precedence.
While the present congress is not to
blame for the shortcomings of its pre
decessor and has not proposed to make
the increase retroactive, the mal
odorous "salary grab" scandal of a gen
eration ago is still effective to excite
popular suspicion and prejudice
against any proposition to Increase
congressmen's pay, even though made
under the most favorable circum
stances. While the people do not want con
gressmen to be paid on a basis im
posing hardship on the average mem
ber, the rule has never been accepted
that service in the national legisla
ture, in the cabinet and equivalent
stations, should bo regarded as lucra
tive for private fortune. Respecting
any sympathizing with such public
sentiment, for which there are the
soundest reasons, our public men have
from the first been content with mod
erate stipends, even where the con
trast was very marked with those
under the chief European govern
ments, and have willingly accepted
inadequacy rather than the ev a ot extravagance.
Tho subject, therefore, is one ot ex
treme delicacy. The house salary
could hardly be advanced without lllco
advance of the senate salary, and un
fortunately the attitude of tbe senate
as a body has not been such as to
stimulate public seal tor augmenting
its emoluments. It is, however, pos
sible for congress, by equitably pro
viding for compensation, especially
for the numerous class of hard
working, low-paid government era
ployes, and by industrious and ef
ficient service in its own sphere to
create Lu due time a public demand
has caused the national commission,
slnco it caruo in possession of these
facts, to institute numerous prosecu
tions against railroads for failure to
comply with the law requiring cars to
be equipped with Improved mechanical
coupling devices, many of them having
persisted therein on one excuse or
The report makes clear that the pe
cuniary losses from accident, large as
they are, amounting for the period
covered to 12,373.920, not including
the large civil liabilities, are not prac
tically sufficient to Impel the carrier
corporations to take the necessary pre
cautions. Legal compulsion is indis
pensable if preventable accidents are
to be reduced to tho minimum by tho
employment of such aids as the best
mechanical couplers and block sys
Restricting the account to accidents
affecting only railroad employes and
passengers, the total of killed the cur
rent year will exceed 3,700 and of in
jured 65,000, or more than were killed
and wounded in both armies at Gettys
burg, the greatest battle of the civil
war. To compel greater safety, which
Is demonstrably possible, is as much
a public duty as it unquestionably is to
the direct financial interest of the
negligent railroad companies them
The award to President Roosevelt
of the Nobel prize for his part in pro
moting peace between Russia and
Japan seems to excite the risibilities of
some of our democratic contemporar
les. They have tried to build ltoose
velt up as a man of Mars for use as
political bogie, but apparently fooled
no one but themselves. They would
much prefer to see the president deco
rated with a Carnegie hero medal for
walloping some presumptuous upstart
who had given justifiable offense tbau
honored as a patron of world-wide
Another declaration from Senator
Millard is overdue repeating that as
candidate for re-election he is still in
the hands of his friends. Here In N
braska, however, the drift of pubfi
sentiment seems to be that the sena
torial succession was decided by the
vote cast at thexpolls last November.
r ' 11 1 j r- 1 1 t " "71
e - r I
( online nd able Reciprocity.
A thousand American teachers will return
next year the visits of the 500 British teach
ers who are now making th ir Investiga
tions in this country. A kind of reciprocity
that congress cannot prevent.
Is the tiuie to purchase your Christmas giftsbefore the
rush is ou juet a few more day left.
MY EASY PAYMENT PLAN
Enables you to possess diamouds with out your missing
the money. "Why not take advantage of it T -
$3.00 a Week
$4.00 a Week
you wish and have
it eliarged. All
pn first payment.
It 's very easy.
Give a diamond
for a Christmas
present. It's a
gift for a lifetime.
A DOLLAR OR
TWO A WEEK
$2.50 a Week
$3.50 a Week
One Worry nt the Season.
Along about thla time of the year the
average man would ne wining to pay a
pretty large premium to anybody who
could suxsrest to him a Chrlslmaa present
for his wife that she would have no desire
o exchange for something else Immedi
ately after the passing of the glad day.
I sell Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry as cheap on
credit as other jewelers ask you cash for. "Wake, up
and get in toueh with me.
$1.50 a Week
$1 a Week
1522 FARNAM SHEET.
Developing the West.
, Baltimore News.
The announcement that tne Chicago, Mil
waukee & St Paul railroad is to be ex
tended to the Pacific is not only interesting,
but it reminds ub thut the railroad-building
Industry In this country Is far from being
finished. There are numerous remote
regions iu the south and west that stand
n urgent need of rapid transportation fa
San Frnndavo's Trials.
Cursed with earthquake and fire, robbed
by official grafters arid now scourged by
storm and gale, San Francisco surely Is
passing through a season of trial ana trib
ulation. One woe dooth tread upon anoth
er's heels, so fast they follow. The one
bright spot In the situation is the almost
cheerful resignation with which Ban Fran
cisco's misfortunes are regarded by Port-
Una and Seattlf, which are amiably will
ing to take care of San Francisco's trade
and commerce during that city's period of
disability and longer If necessary. The
spirit of helpfulness Is so generous that
San Francisco's distrust of it Is painful.
I'KRSOISAL, AVI) OTIIHKWISH.
As a trust buster Omaha is fairly In
San Francisco is piling trouble upon
trouble. A world's fair la projected lor
A flno'of JTO.OuO for accepting rebates i
not esteemed "a sweet morsel" by tne
A mild winter has its penalties. Tldnk
of the tax It Imposes on the memory of
the oldest inhabitant.
While the banana, belt ia revelling in
the charms of Indian summer, New Eng
land is shivering In zero weather.
An increase of 6,0W,0OO barrels In the
consumption of beer In this country lattt
year warrants the charge that we are
Teuton our horns.
Tho Japanese commissioner who la seek-
Ing tips on American beer should prolong
his visit until summer and taokle a few
achuoner under the spreading trees of n
full blown garden. Then he would see
Prospective lawmakers in various states
view the coming of tbe new year with
feelings hitherto unknown to the profes
sion. They are up aalit the problem of
paying out good uioney or- wulklng to their
respective capltols. The subject la too
painful for nobcr consideration. '
One of the disconcerting facts brought
out in relatiun to the request for mot
water power at Niagara Falls Is the ac
tivity of a Canadian company in diverting
water to ita stock. A plant costing $7,000,
UG0 waa pumped up to KM.OGO.OOJ, en which
the company puys 7 per cent dividends.
The company modestly refrains from say
ing ho, but loaves the lmpreaslun that it U
eq.ua! to tho whole river.
f $450 to $750
BUSH & LANE PIANOS
$350 to $550
The coal shortage In North Dakot
is contributory evidence of the cbarga
that railroads in the hands of Nairn
eons of finance are not as effective as
when controlled by practical railroad
men. Less attention to Wall street
and more along the right-of-way is
needed at this time.
Officers of the transport Thomas
vho announced the assignment of two
regiments to Honolulu way be called
upon to explain their telling tales out
of school unless they can show tLat tho
REFORM I. COl'HT PHACTICK.
Mlaaoarl Plaas Worthy ( Ceaeral
Kaunas City Star. '
Legislation to cure technical f nulla In
legal trials cannot accomplish the entire
reform that Is required fur our administra
tion of Justice. Much must depend upon
the spirit itervading courts t,nd judge.
Some Jurist manifest sympathy wlta the
purpose to have the merits of a criminal
or civil oause control Us determination.
Others will rtgard forms and intricate
minutiae of supreme Importance. Hut Kg
station fun huvt much com-ctlunary lo-fl'.K-nue
bocause the present ttatu of tho
law obstructs tliobe judicatures which even
now d -sire to make legal administration
The movement for an act of the Mir
soui"! legislature, providing that no judg
ment of a lower court ahull be reversed for
errors which aro not prejudicial to tho
losing parly. Is a ri'Mful and timi'l onu
It Is the same I.iw which I'n ?id ni Rous.-,
velt lias ursed congress to tnait for fed
eral procedure, it fhould prevail every
where In America aa It now prevails in
fcnfc'UinJ. Tho operation of the rule la Out
ft'' . - -
$275 to $400
L BACH VTyqSj
KRANICH & BACH
$375 to $820
$260 to $550
Diddle Pianos, $165 Gilbert Pianos. $145
Terms $5 down and $5 per month to aLL Cash or
easy terms is wltat we offer on the best pianos found in the
west. The one price and no commission pleases everyone,
also the fact that this is the only house conducted under "one
and the same management for a third of a century, assures
you of a safe place to buy your Christmas pianos.
Stools, Scarfs, 0ench.es, Music Cabinets at Lowest
A. MOSPE CO.
1513 Douglas Street.
Biigllsh courts has made KntfHsh admin
istrates of Jubilee tfci moot Ast aud
exprcHtlous iu the world.
lu Missouri and in many other states
thero are now stattit -s which declare tint
no error shall bo noticed which docs uul
affect tho substantial rights of the party
taking the appe al. Such a law would seem
adequate, but It still lejve a chance for
Judges t'i hold tliat a "substantial right"
might bo a technical privilege. Ttje new
wording of the statute wouM at least leave
d room for technical const ruction. Fur
thermore, lla eu totmrtnt tiiouyh It should
be virtually a re-"tiactment won't give Im
petus to the popular d'-tuand that court
tiiuls shall be determined on the merits.
It would prove the earnest character of
Governor Folk will fupport such tro
pooed statute, whoever offers It, una the
pxjpie 1 unquestionably approve It. Th
coming general aaiuubu' should enact t&e
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