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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, PECEMBEIV 17, 190G.
The Omaha Daily Dee,
fOl'NDED BY EDWARD ROBE WAT Ell.
VICTOR ROSKWATtK, EDITOR.
Entered nt Omaha postofflcs
ISO CVRRKffCT LKGrtLATlos. Judges, at which then salaries will be
Even the strongest advocates of the fixed, la still some two weeks off. but
emergency currency scneme ionnu- it ought to ba understood in advance
lated by tha committee of the National that a reform Is to ba begun at thla
Dankera' association confess that there point and the details prearranged
cond- iv alight chance of favorable action by After the start Is made it should be
congress at thla session, while the followed up with new legislation glv
mniit .-.HoMa nhanrvor at WaahlnfftOn ! In tha Knnnlv a t trtrn A V nTltt rhlpf flpfy
Trnwo o. ftlrnlI.Tinll I "- . "
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Pally B (without Sunday), one year. .14 m see no cnaru-v 1 "c uiy uii a salary vi .i,ou ui ...vw, -
111 h anHujwUy. one year probability la that no currency legla- second at fl, BOO, with two police court
Saturday rw, oni year'.!'.'.'.'.!!'.'. l-6o latlon of any sort will be enacted by amateurs at about $50 a month. When
DEUVKHF.D BY carrier. this congress. this is aone It should obviate the
nliZ S ImaSX' & The fact seems to be that there has necessity at all times of the county
Ever, r.t nee without Bunrtay). pr been no definite crystaliiatlon of opln- employing special counsel to look after
Evening Bee (with Sunday), per week. ...12 ' . . a
Jkddren. -omt a nt or irreumruip m u- ion in congress on mis Buojeci, miu anytning out tne mom luiuui mui nun
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Chicago 140 Vnlty building.
New York 1W Home, Life Ins. bulldlna.
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A Falthfnl Panelling
The I'nlted States senit Is not an Idle
bodv. When It has no other business to
attract attention It can always, fnll back
on the Smoot Case. '
STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
any measure that could be agreed on extraordlaary litigation
in committee would encounter strenu
ous opposition on the floor. The lack senator bailky'B cabe
of any approximation to unanimity Senator Bailey of Texas continues
among bankers themselves, or in the to expand his public explanallona of
himinesH community, elves the oddo- his financial relations with H. Clay
Bition an immense advantage, eapecl- Pierce, one ol the Standard Oil mag
ally when the time of the session ia so nates and president of a great subsld
limited and crowded with other im-1 iary company of the oil combine, as
portant affairs. I the protests among his constituents
It will, therefore, be wiser and more against his re-election gains in
fruitful for the advocates of currency strength. From the outset, when he
reform to devote their attention to the vehemently and contemptuously de-
(omnliilnn nf a mnt-n thnrmirh and I nminrnd any nuAtttlnnlnir of his InO-
Btate of Nehrasks, Douglaa County. as: ... ,, L. . . . .
-,ri. uu.., .narai manager rnmnrthant t method of accomplish- uvea, the Texas senator seems to nave
.1" ""P.VH.h Ser-MrSf fufi in. their purpose and, to effort to misconceived the true point, assum
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ana complete copies or i he uany, '"""; arouse more favorable public aenti-1 ing that he should oe exempt irom me
month of November, iiA wus aa follows: ment. On this basis the next congress searchlight which an awakening pub-
1 1 31,330
JJ ai'aso raleht De brought to act, but without I lie conscience insists on turning upon
it! !!!!!!! aoisoo a more definite popular demand sub-1 the actions and relations of public
it 31,430 Utantlal currency amendment belongs servant. But he has been steadily
8 ,l,770lr, tha Initoflnlt fntnra I forced to exnlnln. annarentlv with
great reluctance, until at length uum-
cax rKHTRALiZATioit BE CHECKED J I erous financial transactions have been
Less unsold copies
Net total sales, .
CHARLES C. ROSE WATER,
Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before ma tn.s m -TSoaTeT
lBlt1' Notary Public
Nothing In Secretary Root'8 recent disclosed involving the most intimate
aaj 81,400 1 address warrants the Interpretation, confidence and direct corporate obll
tt 31,850 whtch gome persist In putting on it, I gatlona.
' I . u , n i ci . i m . 1 1 r. r. r9 natlnnil I TKfl trita nnlnt aa TnA Tavai Eon.
18 31,830 jurisdiction over ail matters wnerein ator snouia oy mis ume reauce, is noi
" ! tha utataa fall ihnrt rf tbulr dntv The I thnt ha mnv nr mnv not have hppn In-
aai ein I m 1 J
878 I aaaress, inaeea, IS not an argumeui i nuceui oi conscious wrung in auy yuu-
I ts n a rro anh action hut a ilam. I lie net hnt that nnnn bla nwn Bhrtw
aa.oaa " """" " - I "
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81,401 onstrauon oi ine ineviiaDieneBB oi tue i ing, aunouga n naa um mau piecv-
WIIEI OUT OF TOWS,
gnbeorlbere leartna tba aity teas
porarlly staoald Bats Tfca
mailed to them. Address yrlll be
eUaaacd aa e aa reaasted.
extension of national power in propor-1 meal, he has placed himself under
tion aa the states fail to meet the sub- circumstances of obligation that
stantlal necessities of the business and' might Influence him as a public man
industrial life of the people. in matters affecting these corporation
No one knows better than Secretary I interests, and that naturally and cer
Root the terms of the national constl- tainly tends to subject him to eusplc
tutlon, nor would be farther than he I ion.
from proposing their violation. At the I No man In high public place can
I same time, no one has more forcefully I safely permit himself to be so in
set forth the historic and philosophic I volved, even though be may in fact
truth of a progressive interpretation I keep his own conscience clear. There
The Storer episode seema to aave of the constitution aa conditions have 1 is no means of proving it to the public
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naaftpd Into Btory I t nangco ana emergencies uio riBcu, urjvuu mi u " u mtn oojoi iwu, auu
i I which is, indeed, the paramount fact I precisely the same protestation that
Christmas Klit charity makes u for in our national history. The most Senator Bailey makes In his own be-
a multitude of Bins. , notable illustration is the body of ju-1 half Is made bjt every corruptionlst
dlclal, legislative and executive decis- and corporation confederate when
It will be saier to bank on the taen- Bloas and acts called forth for the I caught in questionable relations. He
tlty of South Omaha'B new postmaster preservation of the union during and knows now at least that he cannot go
after the commission la actually lssuea. I following the civil war, involving a I unBcathed in public sentiment simply
virtual revolution in our actual gov- by virtue of bis own denials, but he
eminent under the constitution and In should have known it before. And
the people's conception ot its char- even though he may yet manage to
acter. I avoid the defeat, with which he is
But hardly less notable are the threatened in his own state, he will
more recent extensions ol the powers I find his Influence aa a public character
tf the national government tt provide! grayejy and. permanently impaired.
I for. necessities for whlea- tfea state, I ..'.-. i - -
though they had the power, failed to Only a few montha ago the new
provide. It was the explicit duty of democratic city council, with a great
the state of Illinois to regulate the flourish of trumpets, to blase into the
meat industries grouped around the taxpayers the devotion of the new ad
Chicago stock yards, and it possessed ministration to ihe strictest economy
complete authority. Its failure, how- abolished the position of gas inspector
evet, affected the public health in Now the councilmen are talking about
every state in the union and the wel- creating a new office to be known as
faro of the live stock interest even in gas commissioner, which will be only
If that holdup man caught in the foreign markets, ir Illinois naa done auouier name ior me piace uuea ny
act will now take his medicine by ll IU" vuero wouiu uove ueeu y v..v,6C 6 ""i-wi
ui, riitv h will vindicate him- n development of national power un- a well defined rumor that the abolition
Belf as being the real thing right out (ler the Srant to regulate commerce of the office was solely for the purpose
of the yellow-back novel. between the statea whereby practically of heading off an appointment by the
an is aone mat couia do aone unaer I wayur io wuicn me councumen od-
Senator Bailey now realizes that the
horse he bought with money borrowed
from H. Clay Pierce is Indeed "a horse
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In recounting its record for "big
gjame" OregofTBtibuld Tibt'tbrget the
United States senator ana iwo con
gressmen bagged by a California law
Railway train pilK,4.iagts to Mecca
are promised Islam; but the proba
bilities are that the soul of the
prophet will be perturbed by the pass
ing of the camel driver.
I aeqnal Dlilalon of Srraa.
From Havana comes word that a split
has occurred In the Cuban liberal party.
The other member of It rmint hsve been
Betting more than his share of the swag.
Russia Is so sympathetic that It Insists
on offering- to assist us 4n koopinfr the Jap
In hl place. But, really, we may be pard
oned for doubting. If In the light of recent
history, the support of Russia would be of
The Public Swallow.
An actress In Nebraska Is said to 'have
died lately from he effects of swallowing;
s KEHRABK.A PHKSS COM WEST. '
Kearney Democrat: If one-half of what la
being charged In the Omaha and Uncoln
papers has any foundation upon which to
stand, there Is to be a heap of trouble go
ing on at the atate capital when the legis
lature begins buslneas In a couple of wevks.
St. Paul Republican: Yelser of Omaha
emits a yowl to the effect that Norrls
Brown Is unconatltutlonal because he Is the
popular choice for United 8tates senator.
According to that theory, the less friends
a man hns the stronger his claim to a sest
In the United States senate.
Fulls City Journal: Colonel Tllton of
Beatrice desires to be secretary of the
senate. He has the best wlahes of the
Journal. The newspaper men certainly do
a great deal to help the ticket and most
of the work they do for nothing. If once
In awhile one of flu-m can get a little pie
It Is his due.
Beatrice Express: It Is hoped that the re
port ot slate-making at Lincoln with a view
of handling legislative and other appoint
ments, is not true. Such a proceeding
would not accord very well with the party
platform uf reform, and it Is believed thona
elected this yenr from governor down will
discountenance and kick aatile any slate
prepared by political manipulators.
Holdrege I'rogress: The fact that the
railroads may enlist the federal govern-
a live chameleon by way of an advertise- rnent In their behalf and thus secure tho
ment. The story seems a trifle Incredible. privilege of paying their tuxes at such
The publlo swallow worse things than that
by way of advertisement and still survive.
Early Birds Get the Uoods.
New Tork Tribune.
Appeals to shoppers In- this rush season
ta make their purchases as far as possible
In the earlier hours of tbe day, thus spar
ing the nerves and muscles of weary clerks
at nightfall, are reasonable and ought to
be productive of the relief which they In
tend. The small philanthropies of life are
Doomera of tent rnltaatlon.
Centralization Is now boomed by the auto-
moblllsts. Thsy find It bothersome to keep
track of tho different laws of the half doten
states they scoot over in an afternoon and
would be glad to have one national law.
Of course If they demand It we shall be
Obliged .to abolish the " statea and their
rights and their boundaries.
Tho lntlmution oi a French lawyer I state police power, although such con- Mected and that Its resurrection at pres-
that Count Boni de Castellane was stuutionai interpretation is in the
driven to despair by creditors proves very teeth of doctrines generally prev
that imagination is not dead in the alent a few decades ago,
lan1 of realistic writers. I Secretary Root's true point Is a Big
nal warning that this tendency to
ent Is to connect some more favored
hungry democrat with a salary.
Sentiment seems to be crystallising
for a larger police force for Omaha.
Omaha U shortly to entertain sev- centralisation will infalliably continue nnl Prerequisite for a larger po-
eral big meetings' of large organlsa- if Btate negligence and futility con- ,,ce force' however, is more money in
tlons. Omaha has about reached the tinue, because capital injustice and tn P1,ce fun nl only prospect
point where it requires a permanent abuses, must be removed, and the ' Batting more money in the police
entertainment committee, granta written In tbe constitution and fund wttnout rising the tax rate is by
Imnlied In its very Dumose are so ren- forcing the railroads to pay city taxes
Governor Mickey's farewell message , tQ coveP .rg emergencies in- on tDelr terminals the same as is paid
to the legislature may be counted on duBtriai wen ft military, in the na- on other PrPerty benefited by police
to give his successor the accumulated tionai mei jt behooves the state leg- Protection. Terminal taxation is the
advice acquired along with four years' tBjatureg n0w about to meet to heed key to Bolve mo8t of our municipal
trials and tribulations in the execu- tne warnInK. Qur oeonle have no .n- problems.
tlVO Office. -IbI iikina- for centralisation hut thav I
. , ,v.
prefer it to failure of government. It
Posslby Mr. Storer got his course In diplo
macy at a correspondence school.
There Is something powerfully suggestive
In the name of America's, new ambassador
to Russia. It's Riddle.
Kentucky cannot decline the problem.
"What Is whisky?" Meanwhile, In the in
terests of science, all suspected fluids sre
The humorist who wrote to a treasury
official for his share of the "per capita
circulation" was probably not prepared to
pay his share of the per capita debt.
Living In Washington, in his 96th year,
la General Daniel H. Rutker, father-in-law
of "Phil" Sheridan and boyhood chum of
Sherman. He was born In Belleville, N.
J., and at an early age enlisted In the army
and served on the front&r, beltig a great
friend of "Kit" Carsoni He took part in
the Mexican war, as wtll asvthe civil war.
William J. Rolfe, the veteran Shak
spearean authority, celebrated his 79th
birthday at his quiet home In Cambridge,
Mass., on Monday last. Even at his ad
vanced age he Is still busy with his pen,
turning off a quantity of work which
would exhaust many a younger man, and
this wtthout the aldDf, ( secretary . or
amanuensis. . .
LOST IM TUB MAILS.
Absent Minded Peenl Contribute to
I'ncle lam's Store.
St. Louis Republic.
Extreme care In sanding merchandise
through the malls Is emphasised by the
sale of 124,000 undelivered packages just
announced by the PostoYTlce department at
Astonishing carelessness Is evident from
the fact that 52,000 articles were found loose
In mall bags or without wrappers. Some
36,000 packages directed to foreign countries
were unmallable because the senders failed
to attach the customs required by postul
agreements with other countries.
These figures represent a waste amount
ing to wild extravagance. If It were pos
sible to estimate the value of the loaves
In money a very beneficial lesson would
be Impressed upon a public probably grown
careless through unparalleled ' opulence.
That there Is no excuse for such heedless
ness Is so plain that Comment Is super
fluous. The warning conveyed by the action of
the postal authorities should at least have
the effect of Inducing people to use all
their wits when they commit their savings
and their good will to the burden of the
time as they may feel disposed or as shall
suit their convenience, should be sufficient
to make the average tax payer do some
tall thinking. Why should the railroads
be allowed tills special privilege, when the
farmer or some person far less able to pay
his portion of governmental expenses, is
compelled to pay his taxes or have hla
property sold to meet the delinquency? Are
the railroads to run the state or sre the
Lincoln News: Aside from Its function
In keeping a record of the Insurance com
panies doing business In Nebraska and
providing the meuns whereby Information
as to their standing may be readily ob
tained, the department In this stats Is not
exerting Itself In such a way as to make
any profound lmpreaslon of its usefulness.
To hear of a company being called to ac
count for delinquencies or violations of
the law Is a decided rarity, and still more
seldom is It that the department takes tha
trouble to Issue a warning for the benefit
of Insurance patrons. It leaves the public.
for the most part, in Ignorance as to what
concerns sre sound and which one follows
mthods verging upon the Illegitimate. A
little more Tennessee vigor would be a
good thing for Insurance regulation In this
Columbus Tribune: Those legislators who
are working on a primary election bill In
accordance with the pledge of the repub
lican party, will find two Important diffi
culties to meet, unless they tack to It a
compulsory registration clause. In the tirst
place. If the majority of voters under a
non-compulsory direct primary system
manifest, tbe same indifference they display
under . our present caucus system, the
nominations will all be made by the cities
and towns, and the country districts will not
be represented. In the second place, there
la danger that the voters of one party may
help to nominate a weak candidate in the
opposing party for the sake of strength
ening their own ticket. We believe that
to meet these two difficulties registration
should be made compulsory If possible, and
tne primaries for all parties should be held
on the same day.
Tekamah Herald: Nebraska's motto ta
"Equality before tha law." Ws believe
that the railroad should be treated like
oiner property interests In the state. The
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If not at your dealer's write to our nearest agency.
STANDARD OO. COMPANY.
H'r-rf Oni ft city-pWst-s or W ' .Blji.r. was ikhurfflng 'of-fSef iWfvertV m-sic toru:fy oflhlnkingf
v.v ji tvnu in ma amie as proposed
by a plank in the republican platform
would not take a dollar of railroad tax
from any school or road district in the
state. The method of assessment by the
state board would remain ths same as
now, prorating the total valuation of the
respective roads on the mileage basis giv
ing to the rural municipal subdivision the
same valuation per mile for assessment
purposes as has the city of Omaha or
Lincoln. But why should net a city or
town have the right to asseas the railroad
property within Its corporate limits for
municipal purposes? Does not the railroad
enjoy the fire and police protection and
all other conveniences Just the same aa
other property Interests within the cor
porate limits? Then why not bear Its Just
proportion of the expense of maintaining
these public necessities?
Grand Inland Independent: Congressman
KXPAXDIXG FEDERAL POWER. '
Slgaiaeaat Incidents Bearing on Sec
retary Root's Speech.
Press dispatches furnished a full report
of Secretary Root's speech on fedeial au
thority delivered Wednesday night at the
dinner of the Pennsylvania society in New
York. But the tolcgraph omitted th "local
atmosphere" and Its variations, the note or
disapproval from corporation magnates and
their significant applause for expressions
antagonising the views of the secretary,
The scenes as the speech-making progressed
are thus sketched by the New York World:
Bllhu Root, secretary of atate and spokes
man of the president of the United S.ates,
gave utterance Wednesday night to an ad
dress in which he declared that sooner or
latsr the constitution would be so construed
aa to obliterate all state's rights and vest
the power of administration In "the na
It was In the grand ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria
at the annual dinner of the
Pennsylvania, society, of which he was the
guest of honor, that this remarkable state
ment was made. His audience, made up o.
some of tbe most eminent Americans ot the
time, listened to him In silence and wltl
dismay manifest on the countenances untl
so much elastic to be stretched at will by
so much elastic to be stretched at will lx
Uiose in temporary authority.
Then broke the storm which had been
moving under the surface all the while.
Not nono, a. chorus of .volcei ahouted
Morgan sat George F. Paer "Divine Right
Baer." In hlB exuberance over Justloe
Brown's arraignment of the Roosevelt ad
ministration he pounded the floor with his
feet, raising his knees so high that It
seemed that the table must go over. When
they had worn their feet tired Morgan and
Baer took to clapping their hands. Tjielr
Joy was unconflned.
It was In an atmosphere rolling with, to
bacco smoke that Root began to sneak,
and with the cold of which he complajned
it was difficult for many In ths far comers
of the ballroom and In the galleries to
catch what he said. Besides, much., of
tha strength of his rapsy voice was lost
through his bending his head to read tha
manuscript which he followed. But nona
of these elements were factors of Inter
ference with the hearing of J. Plerpont
Morgan and Oeorge F. Baer. The table at
which they sat was directly beneath , the
long dais at which Root had been ban
queted and from which he made his. re
sponse to the toast, "The United State."
Morgan and Baer were seated opposite
each other. Not once did Baer ralsa his
oyes while Root spoke. Morgan seeined
to be lost in a study of Baer's physiognomy,
hut thoae who were watching him closMy
saw his teeth sink deeper Into the ,bg.
blaek cigar, which he had forgotten to
tght, every timo Root stated the purpose
ot the national government to rulo - all
things In this republic. t :
the vlvet carpet and a rattling -of chairs
and glasses. It seemed that Root could not
"Be calm! Don't lose your heads!'' a vice
hoarse with Intensity oalled out In the cor
ner whence the first Interruption had burst
forth. The PonnsylvarUans got a grip on
themselves that the speaker was their guest
But the denoumcnt of the night was yet
to come. Root sat down amid a perfunc
tory clapping of hands, and in less than a
minute an oppressive silence had fallen
upon everybody. There was a flush on his
cheeks and he hardly turned his head when
the president of the society, John R. Van
Wormer, reached over ii politeness and
complimented him on his addreaa. Root
was evidently thinking very hard.
It needed someone to save the situation.
and there was a murmur of voices which
- "My frind,"' answered 8iiator Sorghum,
"too many of us statexmen are giving our
attention to converting the maaaes when we
ought to he trying to keep from biickslld
Ing ourselves." Washington Star.
"Of course, heat causes metala to ex-
Eand; there's no doubt of that. Don't you
"Well, at any rate. I know that a hot
old time U'Jvsn t cuu.ie a K gold piuoe to
expand to any great extent." i'hlladelphla
Solemn Gooso Whl Is your opinion
about the race of life?
Borrow lul Turkey With us It Is a neck-and-neck
affair. Haltlmore American,.
IK PA'D UKKS Til KrlK.
KInkald on one side and Senator Burkett j brought Mr. Van Wormer to bla feet. He
seemed to sense the resentment In the at
mosphere and he was quick to Introduco J.
Hay Brown, Justice of the supreme court of'
Pennsylvania. If the words of Introduction
had been a fuse to a mlr.e of guncotton
Biiu me rnnre rrmainaer or the con
gressional delegation on the other are de
liberating ovei the Burkett federal Ju
dlolal bill. As the Independent has
hitherto urged, If the state Is to be
! divided Into two districts It should be with they could not have brought CjUicker re-
a regara ror tne interest of the people i aponse.
oi tne state ana De so divided as to ln-
In sendlns the battleship Connectl- ,g perfect,y fu(lle t0 make a feUsh of
cut into actlv aervlce without a deep ......... HM. .. ,nr .h. ..... .
water trial the Navy department ylndlcata its right to abuse or abdicate
show, that tha exacutive office la not lu la ,hort further centra,.
th only place wtere precedents can ,zatlon can be checked ,f checked at
Since Great Britain has asked for
Information aa to the policy of the
United Statea toward the Chinese it
night be well for Uncle Sam to adopt
a policy which would look well to dis
all, only by the states doing the work
they should do and which the people
are bound to have done.
Superintendent Davidson ventures
the opinion that the more obstacles
put in the way of spelling reform by
congress the stronger will become the
movement for simplified orthography.
On that theory the head of our public
schools would prefer opposition rather
than support every time he proposes a
change in school management or
GRADE THE DEPUTIES' SALARIES.
The only effective way to stop the
County Attorney-elect English some lltterIng of 8treet pavenients with dirt
What about the annual feast in cele
bration of St. Jackson's exploits?
Either our Jacksonlan friends have
something up their sleeves or they are
In danger of neglecting tha only reason
for their existence.
Now that the Canal commission has
decided to reject bids from foreign
contractors, some of our labor leaders
may be expected to renew the demand
for the employment of nona but Am
erican rJtlzens on the work.
and refuse out of graders' wagons Is
to prohibit absolutely the use of any
thing but tight bottom wagon boxes.
Not another city in the country ot
Omaha's size tolerates the sleves-on-wheels
through which earth is sifted
day by day over our thoroughfares and
time ago announced the names of tbe
deputies he will appoint to assist him
when ha takes office next month. Not a
ing. however. Has yet been done to
ward changing the schedule of salaries
by which all the deputies have hereto
fore been paid at the uniform rate ot
$1,200 a year.
Under the law governing the ap
pointing of deputlea to the county at
torney the aalarlea which they are to
draw are subject to determination an
nually by the judges of the district
court, though limited to a maximum
of 11,600 a year. The work of the
county attorney's office, if . properly
It is up to the Board of Fire and I done, requires the services of two flrst-
Polic . Commissioners to accord suits- U'sss asslstanta putting in practically
bla recognition to the fireman who their entire time, while ths duties de-
gathered iu that highwayman by either solving upon tha subordlnatea detailed f Congressman Porter of New York,
1IFK INSIRAKCE RKFORMS.
Comment oa the Work of the Iowa
The commlaalon appointed in Iowa to pro
pose Insurance legialatlnn has done a pe
culiar thin. It condemns unanimously de
ferred dividend policies, but declines to
recommend a law to prohibit them.
The reason for this Is that the weaker
Iowra cempnnlrs Issue such policies and If
they are forced to drop them those com
pan'ea would be handicapped In their com
petition with larger corporations. That Is
not a good argument. If the deferred divi
dend policy is deserving of condemnation,
if It Is not consistent with good Insurance
practices, no company should be permitted
to lisue It. To make an exception for the
cur the least loss of time and money for
Justice Brown carried the audience away.
the litigants. There can be no question Every word of his seemed to have been
but that such a division line would be planned as an answer and an arraignment
north and south-not east and west. But ' of everything which the secretary of state
Mr. Klnksld occupies a peculiar and some- 1 had said. His address was a response to
what amusing poaltlon. He wants to hear the toaat. "The Judiciary," and in declara
from the district Judges in his, the Sixth, tlons whose meaning no man could mistake
district and believes they will f .vor ' ne described the function of the courts, of
either North Platte or Kearney as a fed- the judiciary. It was the Judiciary wh oil
eral court point. Neither point is svall- ilU(1 l0 tn executives, "Thou shalt go thus
able to any considerable number of the far and no further." an utterance which
people of the Sixth. In view of which fact brought forth cheers.
the congressional committee meeting of yot , the when he declared that not
that district are almoat Invariably held In I mly dld tne cuurt, give commands to In
Grand Island, and the conventions them- d,v,dua!a, "but even to presidents and con
selves would be but for the political i grewar there came an uproar of hur.xas
irmuro oi mo mailer. i . ... . ,. Tk. ,kM
Albion News: In our opinion, the most Im
portant matter to come before the legisla
ture this winter Is the formulating of a dl-
all his might Into these words, "even to
presidents." and the emphasis was nut misunderstood.
n-ct Drlmarv law. With mrh a luw in I
Z,lTSmtnlZ 18 , keeP th,' T ; ,or'e' lf 11 t,r01"ly drawn' a" the'- r- I J- Ptorpont Morgan forgot hi. dignity In
rul?JZ i T? companies to form. , come a,ong easily. There 1. no tno nation of the moment, and pounded
i m . " ph" i ma taoie wun nis
Colonel V. B. Price comes to the
front with some counter recommenda
tions to those suggested to Nebraska's
new lawmakers by Chairman Rose of
the republican state committee. Colo
nel Price Is evldenly trying to return
full measure for the expense money
he drew out of the democratic cam
transferring him to the police force or
giving hltu first call on a promotion in
ths fire department.
In suggesting amendment to the
to look after police court matters calls
tor only moderate ability and at moat
two or three hours a day of actual
Aa The Bee has already pointed out,
constitution of tho United States be- by grading the deputies and giving
for thy are in a position to go I two of them ths maximum salary and ,
further in the line of reform, mem- reducing the other two down to what '
who will be the only man in tbe house
without a party, may not attain tbe
prominence of Senator David Davis,
under somewhat similar circum
stances, but be hts aa excellent op
portunity to n;cU n record.
Nt-thin:; s.trus ta ill way to p.e-
bers of the Oklahoma constitutional their service is actually worth, better jvcnl iiui-.Ki.he. s Iron muis th? a'r.i
convention show , precocity calculated results can ba accomplished with an ' l!fl?:d s'lellin Ij tho news books,
to shock the sensibilities of older annual expenditure of actually Igis r.ctwiths'.itiO'c ; ih : i-fi;.il cf na-
statea. I money. Ta malting of the ui.'i-"'-! s-'tn i- u ia '.no. itjl. i..txt ,u luunins.
Inferred dividend policies are certain to
be shut out nil around in the early future.
New York has already prohibited them as
one of tho results of the Insurance Investi
gation. They were regarded as chlffly re
sponsible for the mischief making surplus
carried by the big companies. The conven
tion of Insurance experts which finished Its
work In Chicago a short time ao Included
among Its drafts of legislation a bill for
the annual apportionment of all dividends
In cash or in credits. This bill will go
before the legislatures In most of the states
this winter. In fact, in all of the states In
which action on deferred dividend policies
has not been taken alte.idy.
As the legislatures of the states generally
will be In session uniformity of action Is
looked for. It Is the only way that there
can be an efficient regulation of the busl
neas. Some of the beat companies In th
country never have lsaucd deferred divi
dend policies. They have been able to stay
in the compclltlm without anything of that
kind, and are In better repute w th the
public today on that account. Any state
would make a mlktuke If, to encourage
what may b? considered Its own weaker
companies. It should fall to rorognlse the
sentiment and experience which have frt-ely
and decisively rondomnid the deferred divi
Th'ire Is reed of uniformity in the laws
of tho several statea under which the life
Insurance business Is conducted. If the In
surance lobbis are not more potent than
!lie Interests of the hundreds of thousands
of policyholders that uniformity will bi
rr light aU.ul prettv generally within the
I his table with his (1st until glasses over
all matter of public economy and leio m.. turned and the champagne with which they
If the ofllcera who are elected to di the had been filled went splashing upon evory-
buslness of the public reflect the sentiment
of the people, then there will be no trouble
In having a clean, competent and econom
ical government of state, county and mu-ncli-allty.
The direct primary will elimi
nate the special interests, which have al
ways dominated political parties. Perhaps
not entirely, but to a very great extent.
There is going to be one great danger to
this refenn movensnt. That Is the almost
ctita.n Impossibility to frame a law that
will pnrvo aatiafactoiy cn the start. Sev
eral states have enacted such a law, but
none, we believe, that have not been open
to Just criticism. It must not be expect'd
that a law will be enacted that will prove
perfect. After trial the w4k points will be
discovered, and the lew will have to ba
amended no doubt. The danger will ba
that after a trial is nar, those who want
to ix turn to the convention methods will
raise a great hue und cry about the de
ficiencies of the new law and will try to re
peal It entirely. Let us not expect lt mu -h
for this now departure until it haj b en
trltd. Our legislators will, no doubt, take
advantage of the experience of other states
in this matter, and they should be able to
construct the must perfect law yet enacted
by any state.
body near him. Across the table from Mr.
Gome burglars came - to town the other
And got In Guthrie's house and helped
To nearly eve.ythlng there was In sight
Or It eked In drawers or piled upon the
And Mr. Uuthrie hardly drew his breath,
'Cause Mis. Uuthtle euid lie diiln't d ue;
Thos burglars would if both got scared to
If Pa'd been there.
When Russia didn't whip the Japanese
Pa told us It was Kouropatkln s fa..U;
lie ought of won aa easy as you pleaaav
Tin trouble waa he wasn't worth his salt.
I'll bet the Japs would all be wlshln'
That they had not mixed up lr that affair,
For they'd be full cf bullets and regret
. Jf Pa'd been there.
Last Christmas I'ncle Fred at-nt me a boost
About tiie light they had at Waterloo)
It telle you ot the part Napoleon took;
l a sas ha bit oft. more than he could
And ma thinks that the duks of Wellington,
Who as the pvet says, stood up tour
ffiuane, Most likely would of gone horns on the run
If pa d been there.
Once when my pa was tellln' ma and me
A luiu t Hie Hood of Noah and the ark
He said ha couldn't ever seem to see
Why Noah let tha rata and mice embark.
And ma said: "I supixme he didu I kuuW
How they'd Increase- the woea wed havs
They'd never of got up the gangplank,
if you'd been there."
If pa had been In Adam's place that day
s hen raln CHme-t Klen In disguise
We would n t have to die and pasa away.
Nor care about no muiuoona in the sklea.
Pa he'd of winked at Kva und turned to
The mean old tempter In a hole some
The fall of man would pot of taken place
Jf Pad been there.
Beasusi for Coal Combines.
An Omaha co-.l dealer has been convicted
of entering Into a combine. Now the other
members of ths combine are to bs tried.
Thla Is a bad season of the year for coal
J dealers ta Uce a Jury.
Don't neglect your cough.
Statistics allow that in New York City
alone over 200 people die every week
from consumption. .
And most of these consumptives '
might be living now if they had not
neglected the warning cough.
You know how quickly Scoit'j
Emulsion enables you to throw off
a cough' or cold. ' : v
ALL DRUCCI?TS 50c AND SI.OO. ' f
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