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TI1E OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1907.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee
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t 31,700 Jl 31,630
f 31.SB0 It 31,900
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53,080 14 31,710
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It 31.750 II 33,130
11 33,160 I? 31,770
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14 81.690 30 30,300
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WHF.il Ol'T or TOWS.
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' ekssged as of tea aa reqaeated.
Conviction of members of the "To
bacco trust" means that the public will
bo made to smoke up to reimburse
them for their fines.
Colorado's governor insisted on be
ing Inducted lno office In a church
If Nebraska's latest ex-governor had
only thought of that.
' If Uncle Sam Un't In a hurry the
states will beat him to It by pre-empting
income and inheritance taxes as
their own source of revenue.
There Is liom tor suspicion that the
weather man . has goue into partner
ship with, the ice combine for a diver
sion of next summer's profits.
That Kentucky Judge who appealed
for soldiers to -protect him will hardly
be popular In a state where men are
expected to ' protect themselves.
Tbe czar's attempt to banish sine
cures from the Russian service Is alto
gether too likely to Increase bomb
throwers In the ranks of the reaction
aries. Since Goldneld miners have decided
to return to work rather than repeat
the Colorado mistake, Nevada has still
a vestige ot reputation of which It may
In view of the difficulty or securing
an official definition ot whisky, the
poor Indian Is to ba excused for mis
taking the traders' compound for the
Both the city jail ana county jail In
Omaha are badly overcrowded. Some
ot tho Inmates should be promoted to
the state penitentiary, which seems to
have plenty of room.
In his flight to Europe before his
associates were ready to start, James
Btlllman may have placed an unusual
strain upon tho forgetting powers of
those who remain behind.
A squad of mounted patrolmen
might be a desirable addition to the
Omaha police force, but the answer
must first be had to the query, "Where
will the money come from?"
The new senator from Michigan is to
be Mr. Smith and the new senator from
Nebraska will go on the roll call as
Mr., Brown. It Is time for Arkansas to
chip In by resurrecting Mr. Jones.
it has been discovered that Okla
homa has no law to punish attempts to
murder. No Oklahoma citizen ever
had any license to mlaa his mark when,
he decided shooting to be necessary.
Senators who talked against the
Lafollette bill and then voted for it
evidently decided it better to have a
clear record .on roll call than to have
v, their votes consistent with their re
Industrially, commercially, socially
and geogtaplcally South Omaha and
Omaha constitute one community.
They are separate only politically be
cause they maintain dual city govern-
'stents to do the work which one could
perform better and more economically.
The democratic members of the leg
islature will soon, have to decide
whether they will stand up for the
people oa the terminal taxation prop
osition or whether they will obey or
der of Chairman Allen of the demo
cratic state comralttra to lino sp with
tho tax-shlrklag railroads.
JOIST COMMITTEE BILL.
Both houses of the Nebraska legisla
ture have agreed to authorise Joint
committees to prepare bills covering
the principal subjects on which the
issues of the last campaign turned.
Every member ot the republican ma
jority was elected on distinct pledges
to secure the enactment of certain spe
cific reform legislation promised In the
republican state platform, and every
member of the minority was elected on
similar platform pledges which. If any
thing, went further than those of their
opponents. The people expect these
promises to bo scrupulously redeemed
and the record of the legislature will
be Judged largely by Its performances
along these lines.
The great difficulty to be overcome
in carrying out this program arises out
of differences of opinion as to scope
and detail of the reform measures. The
Introduction of a multiplicity of bills
on the same subject would open up a
tempting opportunity to those who
want no legislation at all to play the
one against the other for the purpose
of killing them all off. This has been
the regular practice of the lobby in
previous sessions and will surely be
tried again If any opening for repeti
tion is presented. On the other hand,
If the joint committees of the two
bouses can be united on the outlines
of the proposed legislation, the bills re
ported as a result of their conferences
will start out with special prestige and
It ought to be possible to secure sub
stantial unanimity for their support.
Even with joint action In framing
the measures the pitfalls and other
dangers to be met must not be over
looked or belittled. The powerful cor
porate Interests which have success
fully blocked these reforms In the past
are not going to stand aside now and
let them go through unopposed. It
behooves all the members of the leg
islature who are earnestly enlisted In
the movement to be constantly on the
lookout and to omit no necessary pre
caution at any stage of the proceedings.
BRYAN ON STATES RIOHTB.
In the Issue of Mr. Bryan's Com-
'moner for the current week are two
editorial articles, one elaborately argu
ing for the "Jeffersonian" doctrine of
states rights in general and the other
as elaborately arguing its subversion
through applications of centralized
power, particularly as proposed in the
Beverldge child labor measure, which
Mj. Bryan had previously publicly en
dorsed. It "Jeffersonian" doctrine has
not been misconceived by Jefferson
himself, and by everyone else up to
date, it Is the diametric reverse ot the
constitutional interpretation on which
alone all suth employments of na
tional power as the Beverldge bill are
based, and if that interpretation be ac
cepted there practically can be no limit
on the side of state sovereignty to the
extension ot national jurisdiction.
But It Mr. Bryan's vision be clouded
on this fundamental point, that of the
great trust and corporation combines
of Interstate scope is perfectly clear.
They have a practical in contradiction
to a doctrinaire Interest at stake, and
are unembarrassed by considerations
ot political consistency. They at least
recognize In the old "Jeffersonian"
states rights doctrine the most avail
able shield, under existing condltions,
against Interference with their abuses
and restraints of trade, by the power of
the national government, which is now
becoming bo serious and effective. And
any exaltation of the famous "Jeffer
sonian" dogma, even tor the purposes
of sentimental or partisan appeal,
necessarily plays Into their hand.
RVXKinO OFF THE WITNESSES
A 'sinister significance cannot fall to
attach to the fact that the representa
tives ot the government feel impelled
at this stage of the Interstate Com
merce commission's Investigation to
take steps for the forcible detention of
E. H. Harrlman, Henry C. Frlck and
H. H. Rogers within its jurisdiction.
Yet the propriety, of this action can
hardly be questioned In view of the
sudden and unheralded departure for
Europe of James Stlllman, their asso
ciate, presumably holding the key that
would unlock the door to the full in
formation on Important matters par
tially exposed In the course of tbe in
quiry. James Stlllman 1b president ot the
National City bank ot New York, the
greatest bank In the United 8tates,
which, through a subordinate confed
eracy ot powerful banking and trust
company Institutions, is reputed to be
the fiscal agency of the Standard Oil
dynasty, Just aa Mr. Harrlman is cred
ited with being Its executive agency
on the side of transportation manipula
tions. In the extraordinary dealings
now under Investigation looking to
wards monopolization of transconti
nental roads In the bands of that dy
nasty, those figures stand out conspicu
ously In suspicious association In such
way that Stlllman, the agent In control
of all the financial machinery, must
necessarily be the link connecting with
all the hidden knowledge back of the
brief but suggestive memoranda of
Implicated boards of directors and the
minimized admissions of evasive wit
nesses. When at the critical moment
Mr. Stlllman suddenly takes himself
out of the country and out of reach of
the Investigators the natural thing to
do Is to make sure of his associates,
although they may' be able to avoid
la part, at least, making the disclosures
which the fugitive would have to make
If the commission could get hold of
But the evidence already adduced
clearly shows most anxious efforts in
the corporation manipulations affecting
profoundly the Industry of half a con
tinent to avoid publicity as regards not
only the general public, but also the
actual stockholding owners of the
great railroad properties themselves.
The absconding of a most Important
witness, as well as a chief actor In this
gigantic conspiracy for secrecy, Is only
In strict keeping with' all the facts
DIRECT PRIM ART PROGRESS
Every message delivered by nearly
a score of governors to convening
legislatures seriously discusses reform
In the method of selecting candidates
for public office, and the unanimous
trend of the recommendations Is to
wards tbe direct primary system of
nominations. It Is noteworthy as an In
dication ot public sentiment that not
a single Incoming or outgoing governor,
no matter ot what political party, ot a
state In which the direct primary under
legal regulation has been tried ex
presses dissatisfaction with the result
or proposes a return to the systemlzed
barter and sale of votes Inseparable
from the old caucus and convention
In states like Illinois, Wisconsin and
Minnesota where the legalized primary
nominations have been in force there
is. Indeed, suggestion of changes, but
Invariably toward a more complete
embodiment ot the principle in law.
Naturally many of the original pri
mary laws had to be tentative, experi
mental and imperfect, because of the
nature of the subject, If not because
of the machinations of an opposition
emanating largely from corporations
and political machines, but even under
such circumstances the efficacy of popu
lar control of nominations, as well as
of elections, has been vindicated where
ever tested beyond expectations, win
ning the assent even of many who had
been indifferent or positively opposed.
In states like Nebraska, where a
legislative majority is under explicit
pledge to enact a law providing for
nomination by direct primary and
where the abuses under the old con
vention system are notorious, the re
sults of experience thus officially certi
fied should be especially Impressive
and reinforce .the determination to
satisfy public demand for such a law.
The acquittal of one set of defend
ants in the land fraud cases Is of
course a set-back for the government
prosecutors, but It does Hot affect tho
previous convictions nor assure dis
continuance of further trials. There
has doubtless been a difference ot de
gree of guilt among those who have
had the benefit of illegal possession of
the public domain and not all of those
accused are necessarily subject to con
The protestations of the heads of tbe
railroad law departments that there
are no lobbyists at Lincoln would be
really humorous if. calculated to fool
anyone. The railroad lobbyists at Lin
coln, to be sure, have not yet much to
show In the way of achievement, but
it Is not because they have not been
trying. The only way to keep the rail
road lobby harmless is to keep it fenced
Senator Burkett is getting very anx
ious about the passage Of his Judicial
division bill to create a whole retinue
of officers to be filled by his political
proteges. The people of Nebraska,
however, are not especially distressed
to relieve the pressure of the office
seekers upon Mr. Burkett.
The earthquake shocks reported at
Baltimore made no impression on the
selsmograpblc apparatus at Washing
ton. Washington must .be Immune
while congress Is In session from all
shocks, except those emanating from
one or the other end ot the capltol
In proposing to expend $95,000,000
on Its army and navy the Japanese
government Is plainly figuring to keep
all that it has gained as a "world
power," but the expenditure Is too
smalf If it has any design on American
holdings in the orient.
Those eastern Cherokees apparently
took the "psychological moment" to
complain about Secretary Hitchcock to
the senate, as that body Is Btlll suffer
ing from offended dignity In the forest
reserve matter but Indians are nat
ural politicians. -
Former Governor Francis of Mis
souri declares his relations with Sena
tor Bailey to have been of a business
nature only, but the distinguished Mis
sourian belongs to a generation ot poli
ticians who considered "business" an
Prepare for the renewal of the battle
royal between the regulars who cure
with pills and the Irregulars who cure
by faith as soon as the different medi
cal and Christian Science bills come up
for action before the legislature.
The statement that "Harrlman
lines" are sacrificing revenue to get
coal to Kansas and Nebraska Indicates
that public sentiment is not always de
fled by railway magnates especially
when legislatures are n session.
Delivers the Goads.
Ona way for the senate not to make a
hit would be to hold up the nomination of
Cortelyou. Strange ss It may seem, tha
country likes cabinet officers who know
The Chicago university la said to have
received from Mr. Rockefeller, in round
numbers, about' tl9.000.000. The least It can
do to show Us gratitude la to dlvciver an
efficient hair reaturer.
What aa I ! Inalaaatloa.
The republicans carried the Nebraska
election last fall on the anti-railroad lesus,
and now the roads have cut off free paases
to members of the legUlature. This Is
pruvln t mightily stimulative of to pro-J
ductlon of bills for "curbing" the trans
portation corporations, which shows very
clearly that the free pasa had operated aa
a bribe, which It is and nothing else. '
Tlaae for the l.eaae Foot.
justice In this country Is disposed to be
mild and gentle In her operations, aa befits
a perfect lady, but when It cornea to bomb
throwing and Incendiary speeches, relying
on this mildness, lt-1s time for the blind
goddess to put down tier leaden foot and
to put It down hard, till anarchy Is
crushed past resurrection.
Visible Stock ot Wheat.
The world's visible stocks of wheat at
the beginning of the new year aggregate
220,467,000 ' bushels, which Is the largest
amount In sight for the season In ten
years. These stocks are uncommonly well
dlatributed, the American ahara being little
more than half tha total, or 13000,000
bushels. Thla explains the low prices and
dull export trade. Our own great harvest
failed thla time to fall Into conjunction
with crop failures abroad.
The disclosure In the Harrlman Investiga
tion that one William Rockefeller got 1187,
509 for holding 300,000 shares ot Southern
Paciflo common six months Indicates a sys
tem of charges akin to that assigned to tha
experts. The latter are said to render bills
of 126 for doing a thing and $500 for know
ing how. Mr. Rockefeller was a little
mora moderate, aa he only charged at the
rate of I per cent for the use ot tha
money and the balance for having th
money to use. j
.... Tha Sana of Small Thtaa-s.
An army br navy which Is a unit In Its
belief that It has nothing to learn and has
reached a condition that Is perfection Is
apt to be more dangerous to Itself than to
the publlo enemy. It Is marching toward
Its Waterloo. It should, therefore, be
noted with satisfaction that a disposition
Is manifest on the part of many officers
of our army to ask If all In well with ihe
service and to point out things that might
be better done. Efficiency In an army Is
the sum of small things, of the conscien
tious performance of duties not very far
removed from what the Impatient denom
Wt,4more Reports Progress.
New York Sun.
Colonel Moses Cinclnnatus Wetmore. the
rabbit and trust hunter, has Inspected
Colonel Bryan's farm and reports prog
ress. Colonel Moee Is sure that his Idol Is
one of the best and greatest farmers 'that
ever sped a speech. To be sure, alfalfa Is
to Colonel Bryan's other crops aa sixteen
to one, and the envious pretend that alfalfa
Is a sort of self-grower and able to take
care of Itself. Even If this be true, the
Lincoln' swain s skill Is not diminished.
While he Is away lecturing the alfalfa
keeps growing; and his friends believe that
he Is growing, too. His next boom will be
fresh from tha soli.
TAFT ATCD THE PRESIDENCY.
His Stats of Mind as Reflected la a
Secretary Taffs declaration of his atti
tude towards the republican nomination for
tho presidency la just such a disclosure of
his state of mind as an honest gentleman
might naturally make, but as few merf eyer
have mado In relation to the presidency.
Every word of It obviously came from the
big secretary's Inner consciousness and haa
on It tho marks; of a veracious and con
fiding candor. When he says that his am
bition Is not political, he says what might
be scoffed at, coming from another man.
but not from him, because It only put Into
words what has long been understood.
When he aays he Is not seeking the presi
dency, he will be believed. But he will run If
he Is Invited which wilt not happen, ha
thinks, "If for no other reason, because of
what seems to me to be objections to my
availability, which do not appear to lesson
with tha continued discharge of my official
dutlea." One can) see the Judge smile as
he wrote this sentence the smite of a
candidate Indifferent enough to tha out
come to be able to enjoy the humor Of a
situation that seems unfavorable to hi
chances. But is It unfavorable? Are Tuft
the man and Taft the cabinet officer si
inextricably mixed up that there la no
separating them? In the pubtlo mind
possibly they may be, but In Individual
minds it is so easy to distinguish between
the two that It Is hard to believe that they
are Incurably confused. Even In a bad
light .the Judge ' looms up much too sub
stantial to be mistaken for anybody's
shadow. After all, what is most rlgnlflcant
about his declaration la that it Implies
that ha will not retire to the bench until
after tha next republican presidential
candidate Is nominated.
OJtB WAT TO DISPERSE A LOBBY.
Governor Camlna ot Iowa Haa a. Word
to Say oa tha Subject.
Regarding the evils of lobbying,, which
are receiving the attention of various ex
ecutives. Governor Cummins of Iowa has a
word to aay. He does not underestimate
these evtls or belleye they should not
be remedied, but he does not subsorlbe to
the Missouri Idea or the plan In Wisconsin
requiring the registration of lobbyists.
And he takes the broad ground that "men
have an undoubted right to appear before
legislative committees to speak for them
selves or for corporations for which they
are Interested, and this right cannot be
taken away without danger to our system
The whole trouble, ss Governor Cummins
points out significantly, exists nbt In tho
lobby, but in tbe men whom the lobby ap
proaches. Tha real cure lies In the elec
tion of men to office who will faithfully
perform their duty regardless of the wishes
of lobbyists. First elect au incorruptible
legislature and the whole problem ia salved.
He who la upright needs no anti-lobby
laws to defend him. Indeed, it Is some
what of a rt flection to send a man to the
legislature and then, aa If ha war an un
thinking child or a hardened scoundrel,
surround blm with laws designed for the
protection or for tha circumvention of his
villainy. In either .case the publlo con
fessea that It has not dons its duty In the
beginning by tha election of the proper
It Is 'as clear ss anything ran be that If
g legislator Is corrupt no laws can be
passed or plans devised to keep him from
corruption. There Is mora than one way
of reaching tha ends of tha lobbyist, and
If It Is In a man to accept a bribe or sell
his Influence or permit himself to be
"convinced" a way of gmlng to him will
present Itself without much delay or diffi
culty. Rut there Is also a way of keeping
such a man out of a position where he will
be of service to lobbyists and for schemes
Inimical to tha publlo Infrest, and it Is at
tha root of tha trouble that tha people for
their own protection should strike.
This Is tha excellent suggestion which
tha governor of Iowa offers to the people
at large as highly Important to oonstder In
connection with other plans for tha cir
cumvention of the lobby. Give the lobby
no material to work on and It will soon
go oat pf business publicly and privately.
Exercise tha same ears In the selection of
representatlvea at the state house that Is
observed by corporations In the choosing
of their agents and the matter quietly and
satisfactorily adjusts Its It
OTHER LASDS THAIS OtRS.
Tha old world did not pause long, nor
did dynasties tremble perceptibly when
Musafer-ed-DIn, the shah ct Persia, was
gathered to his fathers a few days ago.
Rut Teheran weep and throughout the
Persian realm echo lamentations the like
of which haa not been heard In the orient
since tha Immortal potentate the Ahkoond
of Bwat annexed angelic wings. Biograph
ers of royalty deal gently with the career
of the lamented Musafer. He was a Turk
by descent, a ruler by assassination. His
predecessor was violently taken off a little
over ten yeara ago and Musafer donned
the golden fes of kingship on May day
morning In 1896. No monarch or layman of
his day became master of a vaster fortune
than he. Varied sources of revenue he
worked diligently and materially increased
his pile. To suggest a reduction of taxes
was treason, and those who attempted to
shirk their share of public burdens usually
disappeared from sight and their property
reverted to the king. These efficacious
methods made tax dodging decidedly un
popular. Not onca In Mutafer's beneficent
reign did a corporation aa much as hint at
an Injunction to stave off collection of taxes
No matter, therefore, that loyal Persians
weep and refuse to be comforted. At home
he was esteemed a statesman, an able
financier. His fortune rivalled that of
Rockefeller. A man of simple tastes he
had ,110,000.000 worth of Jewels. We are told
he spent moRt of his evenings at home sur
rounded by his 800 wives, to whom he was
devotedly attached. That he was a man of
exquisite taste Is shown by the fact that
he sought to annex an American woman
to his harem. Take him all In all a the
obituaries picture the king of kings, he was
a model of his class at home. But when
beyond the bounds of his realm he waa as
warm a bird as ever fluttered along the
boulevard. In Paris, rix years ago he
burned $1,500,000 In selling the town and
doing things. At 54 he passed away, over
come with fatigue.
Although the French government Is
adding millions to Its revenue by confisca
tion of church property and church funds,
new sources of taxation are necessary to
meet the stendlly Increasing cost of the
government. To protestnnts ngalnst new
taxes M, Mougeqt, reporter of the French
budget, points out that his countrymon
pay less taxes than either the Russians,
Italians or Austro-IIungarlnn. The for
tune of France, he says, la stendlly In
creasing. This is proved, he argues, by
the death duties. He calculates that dur
ing the last thirty-five years the average
annual Increase In these has been at the
rate of two milliards ($400,000,000). Like
wise in the case of stocks find shares, tbe
stamp duties on transfers show that be
tween 18S0 and 1904 there was an increase
of two-fifths In the' amount ot capital of
this description that was taxed. There was
no corresponding decrease In the amount
of bank deposits. Pitch deposits have, In
fact, trebled since . 0. Never, according
to M. Mougeot, has there been so much
money In the coffers of the Bank of
France. Moreover, the number of persons
who possess nothing la continually dimin
ishing. More than half of the taxpayers
possess today either a government Ubnd
or a railway or Credit Fonder share. The
number of depositors In the national sav
ings bank has never been so great as at
present, and to this proof of the Increase
of the national wealth should be added the
fact of the steady growth of capital In the
workingmen's aid societies.
The third general election to the Austra
lian House of Representatives Inst month
brought about no appreciable change In
the strength of the various parties. There
were chosen nineteen supporters of the
Deukln ministry, fourteen anti-labor men,
who act with ,the government on flscal
matters, twenty-six labor men, who consti
tute a part of the government mytorlty,
and sixteen free trade followers of ex
Promier Reld. who Is official leader of the
opposition. The result of the elections Is
taken by the English press to assure Pre
mier Deakin a free hand in carrying out
his program of protection and the organ
isation of national defense. It Is note
worthy how political principles, under tha
special conditions prevailing in the new
commonwealth, have taken on characteris
tics we do not, as a rule, associate with
the parties by which they are professed.
Thus the Beld free trade liberals are
pledged to the maintenance of the present
tariff and the "white Australia" policy,
while the socialistic labor party, strangely
enough, favors not only protection, but the
establishment of universal military ser.
vice, and the substitution of a local mili
tary service, and the substitution of a
local defense squadron for tha present sub
sidy to the Imperial navy. Another meas
ure that enjoys general support and seems
assured of speedy realization, Is the cession
of the vast northern territory of South
Australia to the federal government.
In the course of the recent sojourn of
King George of Greece In Paris a long ar
ticle waa published in a newspaper of that
city, dealing with the conditions In the
Island of Crete. Tha artless bore the signa
ture of one of tha editors, but It has been
learned since that the signature was ficti
tious and that 'its true author was the
king. King George ia not the first mon
arch to avail himself of an opportunity
to publish his views on a pending question
of the day. Emperor William I of Ger-
i many, who aa early as 1848 realized the
' ever growing importance ot the press, pub
lished in the Preusslsche Wehr Zeltung
several articles on military topics. Na
poleon III. whenever outvoted In his coun
cil of ministers and compelled to consent
to soma measure he opposed, would go over
to the opposition of his own government.
He supported in Brussels a newspaper, of
which no notice would have been taken
had it not been an open secret that It was
fed from the Tuileries. After the publics
tlon of the emperor's decision this Brussels
paper would print an editorial attacking It
violently, and this editorial was written
by the emperor himself. After Napoleon's
fall there were found among his papers
the outlines of a serial novel, to be pub
lished In the newspapers of the provinces,
that was to depict the rule of the Bona
partes In the most brilliant colors. King
Oscar of Sweden lias contributed many ar
ticles to Swedish newspapers.
The following Is' a sample paessge of the
open letter which Henryk Sienklewics, the
famous author, recently addressed to the
German emperor In relation to the treat
ment of the Poles In the German provinces,
and especially of tha Polish children In tha
schools: "This? may It please your ma
Jesty, Is a form of persecution, both of
bodits and of souls, which fills tbe measure
till It is overflowing. And what of that
brutal and Inhuman law that prohibits a
Pole to build a roof over his head upon his
own landT Even wild beasts need a den:
but tha law cares nothing for that. And
what ot those pitiless measures, whoa
wickedness no possible reason of atate can
excuse, and which have brought tears to
the eyes of thousands of helpless children?
Now, In Prussia, the teacher is no longer
a guide wbo leads Polish children to God
and enlightens their way thither. Rather,
let us sty. he ia a churlish gardener, whose
official duty It is to fence the robust youth
saplings that spilng up cn Polish soil Into
iklv and atunted German trees. And
' so, year by year, their martyrdom grows
heavier, and tbe sound of blows and weep
ing ia louder and more frequent In tjie
schools. The measure la overflowing; and
Its overflow brings with It, besides God's
wiath and the Ind gnatlon of men, your own
disgrace as wU. Tbe many wars waged
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by your majesty's ancestors, whether suc
cessful or unfortunate, whether Just of un
just (aa history may decide), have always
been great both in tholr object and In the
foes encountered. In your day, slro, there
Is but one momentous conflict, one hard
struggle that of Prussia, mighty Prussia,
fighting with little children. 'On one side,
rods from the prison; on the other, tears.
Most assuredly, this present disgrace Is al.
the greater because of the great victories
In the past; and, therefore, your majesty
can neither wish nor allow his children's
war to become the prime and main business
of your successive governments, and to give
Ita name to your reign In history as being
forever associated therewith."
POLITICAL D H 1 FT.
Ninety-four counties in Kentucky have
voted ut saloons. Evidently the famous
blue grass dew has been blended to death.
The mayors of New Tork and Boston,
following the strenuous habit, worked off
on their defenseless communities messages
of Saharic length and dryness.
The governor, the speaker and the chief
clerk of the house of representatives of
Minnesota bear the name of Johnson. Too
much? N'. i much. Just beginning.
Carter Harrison does not feel happy out
ride the mayor's office, and Chicago Is
not happy without Harrison. It looks as
though the lovers would get together next
8enator LaFolIetle turned the tables on
hia Wisconsin enemies last Monday, se
curing the selection of his choice as chair
man of the republican state central com
mittee. Josiah Qulncy, former mayor of Boston
and eminent as a spoilsman In Cleveland's
time. Is doing a turn In the bankruptcy
coirt. having accumulated more liabilities
Mr. Knott Is railroad commissioner of
Missouri and Mr. Nunn Is chief Inspector.
If Attorney General Hadley hadn't dropped
tho "r" the combination would make Mis
Senator Dryden of New Jersey finds that
his chances of re-election are not as solid
as the rock of Gibraltar. The republican
majority on Joint ballot is only three, and
four republicans at least are pledged
against him. m Voting begins on tha 2Jd.
The Guggenheim family consists of six
brothers, all millionaires Isaac, Daniel,
Murray, Bimon, Benjamin and William. To
gether they constitute the Smelter trust
of Colorado and adjoining states. Simon
Is the only one who Invested in a United
Much interesting though cynical com
ment Is made on tha faot that Colorado's
governor took the oath of office In a church.
The fear is general that the "odors of
sanctity" will look like tha remains of a
bargain rush when the spoilsmen get
through with the governor.
By drawing the "long" straw, Sheffield
Ingalls of Atchison, Kan., eldest son of
the late Senator IngallB, haa gained a
seat in the Kansus legislature. There was
a tie vote In the election, and the con
testants agreed to draw straws for the
office. Sheffield Ingalls looks like his father
and Is said to have some of his father's
brilliancy. Hs Is a republican.
gome Things la ths Dark.
The most remarkable feature of all these
investigations of the railroads, however.
continues to be the Important things that
the persona who ought to know don't
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are offering. Suits and overcoats for
men, boys and children show a reduction of 15
percent to 60 per cent. In our furnishing de
partment we are offering some big inducements
to clean up the broken lines. ' Below are a few
of the many bargains to be had.
Lounging and Boscm Shirts Bosom and
Bath Robes $1.75 were Plaited Bhlrta,
93.75 were $2. 60 and $3.00. $1.35." were $3
$6 and $6.00.
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5er. t2anV, ll-0.
, .. ', , Fleete Lined and
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Pajamas. 85- JlpbaeB.'fti. Underwear 40.
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Linen Handker- Negligee), Bosom P.nPV Vests-
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LAlUIIIO OAS. '
"So the prisoner skipped ball, did heT."
"He did more than that." responded Ihe
wentern sheriff, grimly, "he skipped rops
margin of about live nilnuies. Ho a
hoss." Philadelphia ledger.
The western legislator had Are In his eye.
"Mr. Chnlrnmn, he said, "my soul revolts
agnlnst the oppression exorcised by these
"Bit down. ' said the presiding omeerj
"they culled in my puss, too." Philadel
The 'second day drew to Its close with the
twelfth Juryman otill unconvinced.
"Well, gentlemen," said the court officer,
enteritis; quietly, "shall I, as usual, order
"Muftte It." asld the foreman, "eleven din
ners and a bale of hay." New York Press.
"Pa." said little Willie, "what ia a 'ther
"A thermometer," replied Willie's father,
who was looking over his unpaid bill.
"1h an Instrument thst goes down when
coitl goes up, and vice versa.' Philadel
"One cannot enoy a qult w.tlk or drive
on the rourt now that these mlUionulrcs
In their aulos do not fairly envelop one
In clouds of dust on the way."
"But, you know, that Is the object of a
millionaire's life to be out for the dust."
"She handed him a lemon."
"What did he do?"
"Drank It. It was mixed with sugar and
water." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"She seems like a very popular girl. Has
a college education, too, hasn't she?"
"Oh, yes. She took what Is called ths
"She skipped the rlnssica for cookery.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The villain In
miserably and i
the play waa perishing
ilone amid tho painted
scenery. . .
"Ye god!" he gasped, "how can I die
with this awful secret on me snul!"
"Never mind that'" yelled an excited hoy
In the gallery. "You fca ahrnd and die!
I'll tell the other fellers nil about It whan
they come out agal:'" Chicago Tribune.
A KB W ACCOM PUSH MUST.
Since our littlrst wen. baby hns learned
how to kiss gnod-by
There ain't no treasure anywhere's be
neath th' arehln' sky
Half so sweet aa what the kisses are thet
she holda up to me;
When I Kit my coat an' hat on she Jest
gurgles In her glee
Tvrhl I I'm Irlaafn1 nt hei mother an' hoF
sister full o' fun
Come to git her share o' kisses arms
outstretched an' on th' run, .
Then she knows It's- comln' her turn ' In
her little ol' hlph cheer,
An' she holda her dimpled hands out an'
her mouth up she s a dear!
Then I put my hand behind her an' I A
stoop away down low, !
An' she gives a sort o' gurgle, an" she gives
a sort o' crow.
An' she sorter twists an wiggles an' gits
frantio with delight,
An' th' way she snuggles to me she Is sweet
enough to bite.
An' her mouth Is like a rosebud. Just as
sweet an' Just as red.
An' her eyes are full o' lovln' bless her
little curly head!
Then, her wee face rla-ht up to ms an' my
hand behind her bnck
If you're llssenln' right keerful jrou will
hear th' faintest smack!
An that smack's a sort o' signal that each
or us unoersinnns.- . - k
An' her mother laughs with happiness, an
sister claps nor nanus.
An' I grab her right up to me an' I
chuckle way down low
In my throat, a-gurglln' chuckle that if
no one didn't know I
They would think I was a-chokin'. in' that
baby acta as proud
As a speaker when he's llssenln' to 'plaud
its from th' crowd!
An' she irrlns an almost toothless grin
an' tilts her dimpled chin.
An' puckers up her rosebud mouth to try
th' trick ag in.
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