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FEBRUARY C, 1907.
Tim Omaha Daily Bee
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changed aa often aa requested.
Truth muRt bo on. the anxious seat
to know whether ahe Is to be revealed
cr concealed In the Thaw trial.
King Edward 1 not attracting much
attention during bis visit to Paris this
week HIh .vlfo is with him -this time.
Every railroad lobbyist past and
present is opposed to a statewide pri
mary election law. The reason is ob
vious. A bill "to help lawyers" has been
introduced, in the New York legisla
ture. Clients are still without pro
tection. "Swettenham is not wholly to
blame" says the London Globe! Pos
sibly not. He may have been born
The hardware dealers of Nebraska
re meeting In Omaha, but there are
no hammer-wrelding knockers among
them this year.
It Is announced that the output of
Jamaica rum will not be affected by
the earthquake. The Pennsylvania
makers of Jamaica rum must be work
ing overtime.'. J
The legislature is being asked to
patch up South Omaha's charter. The
easiest solution of South Omaha's mu
nicipal Ills is offered by consolidation
It may be Just as well for patriots
to pipe low for a time in their plaudits
of Admiral Perry for teaching the
Japanese how to get Into the ring un
er modern rules.
Secretary Wilson has been furnish
ing statistics as to the enormous corn
crop of the year. Kentucky will not
te content until he tells how much It
will make In quarts. '
Western grand. Juries are still re
- turning Indictments against land
-grabbers In face of Senator Carter's
speech declaring that the govern
ment's policy is all wrong.
Harry Thaw Is to have the balance
of his share In his father's estate when
he shows that he Is leading "a settled
life. 8lnce June 25. 1905. he has
been leading a very quiet life.
Secretary Shaw will be a very busy
pnan after he retires from the cabinet
If he undertakes to reply to all the
charges made against him by political
opponents and disappointed favor
Some effort is still necessary to
reconcile Jim Hill's statement that the
ral!rods are swamped with business
with the charge that some of them are
still offering rebates to. secure more
Is these cold-weather days It is not
so much a question of getting the con
ductor to give transfers that Is bother
ing the street car passenger as It. Is
to get the motorraan to stop- the car
for them. ,. ,
Al a hint of coming troubles the
Ire trust la swi-ral cities is producing
arguments to show that the price of
Ice nest summer will not be fixed by
the abundance or scarcity of the sup
ply of the commodity.
New York republicans are starting
a boom for Governor Hughes for the
presidential nomination. New York
republicans. It will be remembered,
started the Roosevelt vice presidential
boom to get him out of the governor's
chair in New York,
tKRYici rr.KKioss tor rtrrttiASSi
Having already authorised a total
disbursement of nearly $4,000,000,000
In pensions to the wounded. Invalids
and dependent survivors of the na
tion's wars, congress has, by the
adoption of the McCumber service pen
sion bill, gone the full length of liber
ality In appreciation of tb services of
a citizen soldiery. - The new bill pro
vides that any soldier of the civil war
who served for ninety days and was
honorably discharged shall receive a
pension of $11 a month upon reaching
the age of 62 years, $15 a month
when he reaches 70 years and $20 a
month after he has reached 75 years.
This action of congress Is the logics!
result of an agitation that has been in
progress for a number of years, look
ing to the enactment of laws granting
pensions to all soldiers who served In
the civil war. Opposition to the meas
ure, based on the claim of economy
and on the fact that past pension acts
for Injured, disabled and dependent
soldiers was liberal enough, has post
poned affirmative action on the pro
posed legislation until this time. The
last report of the commissioner of pen
sions showed that less than bait of the
2,772,400 men who served In the
union army and navy during the civil
war now survive and that their ranks
are being thinned by death at the rate
of one an hour, making It certain that
no service pension, however liberal,
could long be a drain on the treasury.
This showing, with the modified service
pension act passed by the last con
gress, made It easy for the climax of
pension legislation proposed In Sen
ator McCumber'a bill, which enlarges
the existing status only in a moderate
degree and puts it In a more regular
Statisticians of the pension depart
ment estimate that the new legislation
will require an additional appropria
tion of $10,714,400 annually to give
the Increased pay to veterans already
on the pension roll. No estimate has
yet been made of the amount required
to meet new claims arising, but offi
cials do not believe the sum will be
large, probably not more than $40,
000,000 to $50,000,000. It fs expected
that the operation of the new law
will serve to decrease materially the
number of applications now being
made for pensions under the invalid,
disability, dependent and other
clauses of existing pension laws, be
cause veterans not now on the pension
roll will be content to share the bene
fits of the service pension act rather
than go to the expense and unavoid
able delay necessary to secure pensions
under the old laws. The measure will
serve also to minimize the field of op
erations for the unscrupulous pension
agent whose work throughout the
country has caused no end of trouble
for the veteran and much annoyance
to the pension authorities at Wash
ington. ' '
The new law promises much in sim
plifying the operation of the pension
bureau and while it will Increase the
total pension expenditures for a few
years It will be followed by a certain
and rapid diminution of the pension
payments until the last veteran of the
civil wbr shall have answered the final
- The recent criticisms of President
Roosevelt from the democratic side in
the house and senate epitomized in
Senator Rayner's speech, Indicate a
conceited plan to attack "the central
ising tendency" of his policy and raise
the state's rights doctrine as a parti
san issue for coming campaign pur
poses. Mr. Bryan, too, is showing a
disposition to fall In line with these
tactics, appealing to that sentiment
and to those sections which have al
ways been most Jealous of national su
premacy. It must, however, be clear to sober
reflection that these partisan Incite
ments are not striking the chord of
popular response as they did in the
old days. As a matter of mere po
litical tactics they flatly fall to mark a
way for democratic escape from the
dilemma so forcefully stated by Sec
retary Root, that either the several
Htnles must meet the needs and rem
edy the abuses thrust upon the people
by changed Industrial and sociul con
ditions, or the national government
will find means under constitutional
constructions and amendments for
meeting them. That definition y in
stantly struck public conviction as
summing up the actual situation, and
the whole trend of current affairs ver
ifies it. " -
The hollowness of such partisan de
nunciation of "centralisation" is dem
onstrated by the fact that the same
democratic leaders have been support
ing the principle of the most conspicu
ous measures In which "thl danger
ous and Insidious doctrine" has been
embodied under Roosevelt's leader
ship. ' Foremost among them are the
pure food, meat Inspection and "rail
road rate acts, every one of which in
vades the field around which the
state's rights dogma would' build a
wall against national -paramountcy.
Practically the whole democratic rep
resentation In congress is freshly on
rocord as approving the basis of this
policy, and a large section of it as find
ing fault with these and other cen
tralizing measures solely on the
ground that they did not go far
enough. And the special democratic
claim has been that President Roo sa
ve: t had la all this merely stolen dem
ocratic thunder. '
This further nnescapable difficulty Is
also presented that democratic leader
ship cannot now reverse itself in lay
ing a foundation for the party strug
gle of U08 'against centralisation
without absolutely aligning Itself
with the great corporation Interests
and confederations so bitterly opposed
to, the Roosevelt policy. Justly confi
dent that they are big and strong
enough to beat separate state control,
a!l they need Is the constitutional lim
itation' of the state's rights doctrine
that would tie the hands of the na
tional government, and this is today
the very citadel of their position. If
democratic leadership Is so purblind
us to take the same stand 1t must take
the consequences of choosing such
the insurance icli;c77oi cvvnt.
The election of directors for two of
the big life companies under the Arm
strong law has turned out a fiasco that
txcltes universal disgust, because the
count of the votes has been trifled
with l'y the very Influences which the
elfctlon was provided to eliminate.
One cf tho chief evils developed by
the iccmorable Investigation was the
airiaace of politicians and Insurance
officials, and the law was changed to
a direct vnte of policyholders In order,
mainly, to dislodge the cllquea In con
trol. But the counting of the votes,
though .the election was held months
ago, has been ao manipulated that at
tho rate of progress so far It could not
be completed for several years, or till
after the turns of some of the success
ful candidates had expired.
The cl ject of the Armstrong law
was, of con r te, to secure the election
ir. a fair fold of directors who would
lepresent the Interest of the policy
holder, but so far as counting their
ballots is concerned it gave the super
intendent of Insurance the widest lat
itude and dltcretlonary power. The
insurance department remained organ
ised as it had been through the period
of the abisen which the Investigation
disclosed, end out of its discretionary
powt-rs has now come the counting
fa' co that nullifies the purpose of the
Now that Governor Hughes is firmly
seated in the chief executive's office, a
review of the whole insurance reform
effort Is not unlikely. More than a
suspicion exists that an Important
factor In the policyholders' election
was powerful financial Interests con
tending for control of the huge assets
under mask of the policyholders' in
terests, and really to revive and per
petuate the old abuses In new form,
and that these cabals, through political
connections, are seeking to make the
' OMAHA CHARTER CHANGES.
In the biennial readjustment of the
Omaha city charter the usual number
of changes are proposed which should
find no support, while several changes
urgently demanded are in danger of
The general pressure for increased
salaries and increased expenditures
by raising the limits on the various,
funds must be held down. The sala
ries were re-arranged only two years
ago and nothing has since happened
to make them inadequate. With the
growth of the -city ' the demands for
municipal activity naturally increase
and small increases in the fund limits
are, doubtless, Justified for the fire de
partment, . the police force, street
cleaning, street repairing and the
maintenance of parks and boulevards.
The wholesale raising of fund limits,
however, as asked for by some of the
city officals, would not be Justified un
der present conditions.
On the other side, however, those
charter changes which would tend to
lop off unnecessary salaries and en
force greater economy Bhould receive
equal attention. A consolidated tax
receipt for city and county would
greatly simplify the bookkeeping now
duplicated, lessening the cost of run
ning the treasurer's office and at the
same time relieve the taxpayer of the
annoyance of paying two sets of taxes
at different times. '
The bill providing that the members
of the Water board shall draw no sala
ries until the city acquires a water
works for them to manage would save
at least $3,600 a year, which could
be used to employ six more firemen or
five more policeman. The proposal to
make members of the police board
Ineligible to other office In order to
divorce the management of the fire
and police departments further from
politics would also tend to more busi
nesslike administration. ,
Incidentally, the office of city attor
ney should be made appointive from
the expiration of the present incum
bent's term, so that the mayor might
have a legal adviser in complete har
mony with hlms There Is no good
reason, either, why the building In
spector should not be appointive, as
he was once before, the same as other
Inspectors and department heads re
quiring technical ability. A scheme
of municipal clvjl service for all cler
ical employments and public works de
partments, as well as fire and police
forces, Ib likewise desirable as a busi
ness proposition. Something, also,
ought to be done (o facilitate the re
placement of worn-out pavements,
especially In the business district.
But aside from these few points the
charter as it Is will enable Omaha to
get along fairly well for another two
Senator ForakT lefers to Booker
Washington as "the third senator from
Ohio," all because Booker's recom
mendation of a negro for collector of
the port at Cincinnati found favor with
the president. It baa been some time
since the applicants for a federal ap
pointment have been helped iy by
the "O. K.-J. B F." endo-sem nt.
The school board persists In work
ing out its plan to erect a new Vinton
school building at a cost of $45,000
and pay for It out of current revenues.
The law plainly says that no' more
than $25,000 la any one year shall b
devoted to new construction, and the
board which changes every year has
no right to force the expenditure of
money upon Its successor. If the
school board wants to erect buildings
costing more than $25,000 It should
first submit a bond proposition for
The 2-cent fare bill as passed by
one house of the Missouri legislature
specifies 2 cents a mile as the maxi
mum passenger rate on all main line
railroads, with a maximum of 3 cents
a mile for Independent lines less than
forty miles In length. The theory of
the Missouri law-makers clearly Is
that 2 cents might not be compensa
tory In certain cases and that a loop
hole must be left for such cases to In
sure the law's constitutionality. This
Is a bint for Nebraska law-makers.
The Ice companies cutting on river
and lake In this vicinity should be
compelled to take the ordinary pre
cautions for the protection of life.
The proper authorities should see to
It that they fence In the holes where
they have taken out the Ice, at least
until new ice forms of sufficient thick
ness to hold a man's weight. This much
Is due not only to the employes of the
Ice company, but to the strangers and
children who may wander Into these
danger holes without knowing it
. The scheme to levy a heal tat on
male citizens upward of 21 years of
age to be remitted to those who vota
is analogous to similar ".chorees that
have been tried In many states. In
Philadelphia the production of a head
tax receipt used to be necessary to
qualify men to vote and the political
parties did a wholesale business In
paying the taxes of those who would
vote right. The duty of good citizen
ship is not measured In money.
The World-Herald intimates that
Montana is one of the few states west
of the Mississippi which has improved
its standing In the United States sen
ate as a result of this winter's elec
tions. What an exhibition of Ingrati
tude on the part of Editor Hitchcock
In return for the thousands of dollars
which the Montana silver barons
poured Into his lap In 1896 to keep
the World-Herald from going under.
Mayor "Jim" thinks we should have
dollar gas before the gas company Is
allowed to enlarge its plant. If the
dollar rate for gas were granted to
morrow the Increased consumption
would Immediately exceed all present
facilities to supply such an enlarged
demand. Before we get dollar gas
the company must have the plant to
The Independent Telephone com
pany has deposited with the city treas
urer the $25,000 required as a forfeit
under the franchise voted to it last
fall.- This should tend to confirm the
assertion of the Independent people
that they mean business from the
Oa Teettmoalal Lacking.
Washington Post .
Up to date the scientists have discovered
that earthquakes are caused by everything
except what we eat and drink, and the
prohibitionists are atlll to be heard from.
Completing the Spectacle,
To make the tableau complete, 8enator
Foraker and Senator Tillman should be In
vited to unveil the portrait of President
Rooaevelt that Is to be painted for the
peace palace at The Hague.
Worklac the Sidetrack.
The conteat in France between the gov
enrment and the Vatican has reached the
compromise stage. The moment of ir
resistible force seems likely to become Im
pacted upon an Immovable object, the aide
track la evolved which avoids aucti a col
lision as could only result in a heterogene.
ous conglomeration of Incomprehensible
- Springfield Republican.
Senator Carter's passion In attacking
Senator Hitchcock is found to be strongly
based on ten Indictments for timber tres
pass and nineteen convictions for unlawful
fencing of the public domain In the sena
tor's own state, Montana. The country
can understand Tom Carter's Intense in
dignation. Montana has been Insulted
the same Montana that sent Boodle Clark
to the United States senate without a
visible sign of shame.
THE NEBRASKA MAN.
Theories Aboat 'His Aattqalty Be
lieved to Be Well Founded
Kansas City Journal.
Of course whenever pne speaks of "the
Nebraska man," everybody jumps to the
conclusion that Mr. Bryan is meant.
Perhaps there is aa occult connection,
for we are frank to confess that when
the press dispatches announced the other
day that the most ancient tracea of hu
man life on this continent had been dis
covered In Nebraska and that the original
Nebraska man belonged to the lowest or
der of Intelligence we confess that we
felt the glow of verified supplcion.
' We always believed there was'soms
thing prehistoric about Mr. Bryan. Ills
theories uro essentially paleolithic In
many instances and politically he be
longs In the same class with the mega
therium and the icthyoaaurua. When one
has had a good dinner and Is feeling par
ticularly charitable, one might stretch a
few thousand years and admit that soma
of Mr. Bryan'a theories were contem
poraneous with the early stages of the
transition from the sign language and
the eunrlform alphabet to simplified
spelling. But always has there been
something about the moat conspicuous
Nebraska man which recalls tha moat
primitive and paleontologlcal of Nebraska
men. Geologically he might be classified
as belonging to tha bronse age, anthro
pologically to tha silver age. We cannot,
therefor, forbear a gentle feeling t-f
chaata and subdued exultation In having
our lay suspicions proved at least par
tially corroct by such commanding scien
tific authority as tha aavants who hare
discovered that tha primeval American
came from Nebraska. To this day soma
Nebraska men aro fond of wearing skins,
or at least of taking the hide off some
body. They have a penchant for scalps
and are fond of boasting that they are
tha original Americans. All of which Is
both Interesting and corroborative.
Jade Madaay'a M'vjhoat Applied lo
Family Jara la Chicago.
Judge Ben Lindsay's methods of dealing
with the vicious youth of Denver Is under
going in Chicago a practical teat of Its
usefulness In winning back home deserters
and removing family discord. Jail sen
tences whereby youngsters were thrown
Into the company of confirmed criminals.
Judge Lindsay regarded as fatal to the
reformation of boys inclined to go wrong.
Instead of th jail he tried kindness, help
fulness and consideration. He made him
self a boy among boys, showed them what
was wrong and what was right, encour
aged them to avoid temptation and ap
pealed to their honor with almost unvary
Judge McKensi Cleland of Maxwell
Street police court of Chicago inaugurated
a similar probationary system of reforma
tion of family troubles a few weeks ago
and held on Saturday night last his first
session of court under the new plan. It was
on of th strangest Judicial sessions ever
held in Chicago.
The first fruits of Judge Cleland plan of
"another chance" proved most encouraging,
reports the Chronicle. But one out of all
those arraigned before him had proved Ir
reclaimable and was sent to th Bridewell.
Joseph Klemmer, at the age of 18, was
convicted of Incorrigible vagrancy and was
sentenced to a Hne of t and costs, a sen
tence which In his case means a jail term
of 183 days.
Seventy-five business men were present
In the court room, who had responded to
Judge Cleland's Invitation to come forward
and lend a hand In assisting those less for
tunate of their fellows who had slipped In
the struggle to regain their foothold.
It was a motely crowd which filled the
room. Men, women and children represent
ing the lowest ranks In society and claim
ing as their birthplaces practically every
country in the civilised world. The faces
of the women were lined with toil and hard
ship and marked with many sordid sor
rows, but for once In their dreary lives their
countenances wore a look of hope and hap
piness. They had come to testify that their
erring husbands and sons bad responded
to the call made to their manhood and
were ready to make a fresh start in the
paths of reform.
The process in each case was a simple
one, but replete with human interest. The
clerk called a name and soma toll-grimed
man would step forward, followed closely
by his wife, the woman frequently carrying
In her arms a baby or holding by the hand
an older child.
"Well," Judge Cleland said, addressing
the woman in a kindly voice, "what has
been the conduct of your husband since he
was here last?"
With pathetic, promptness came the reply:
"He's all right now, your honor. He
don't drink no more and he's working
With questioning eyes the woman would
watch the judge. She fidgeted nervously
with her hands and now and then placed
a protective hand on the arm of the man
whose faults had not succeeded In destroy
ing her affection.
With the exception of a few cases Judge
Cleland ordered the prisoner to coma before
him again on February IS so that he might
have further proof of th reformation af
fected. In many Instances it was apparent
that the Judgs language was not dis
tinctly understood by the women, who were
too nervous and too little acquainted with
the English language to follow his words,
but their Import was readily caught, and
with beaming faces they led their husbands
from the courtroom, clinging tightly to their
arms aa it afraid at the last moment some
stern officer of the law might hale the man
to prison, judge or no judge.
Th forgiving quality of a woman's heart
which was so amply' demonstrated In Judge
Cleland's court ' was proved In on single
instance to have been exhausted. After
twenty years of persistent neglect and cru
elty Fannie Levy found her heart steeled at
last against the fatber-of her children. The
evidence showed that the man, Joseph
Levy, In a period of twenty years had con
tributed 10 cents to the support of his fam
UT. "I can not take him back, your honor,"
said his wife, a broken-hearted looking wo
man of middle age, who was led before th
judge by her 19-year-old son. "He has had
chance after chance and It Is no good. He
will never b any better."
' The pathetic scene was rendered yet more
pitiful when the son stepped forward and
corroborated his mother's words. Judge
Cleland looked perplexed and turned toward
the man who begged him to allow him a
few minutes' private conversation. The
same request was mad by the woman,
but Judge Cleland said it was a case where
he could not interfere snd dismissed both
The element of tragedy which had en
tered Into the session when wife and son
had turned their faces from husband and
father was to be still further Intensified
later In th evening.
Mary Robinson, an elderly woman of re
spectable appearance, wti brought into
court to answer a charge of confirmed
drunkenness. The pomplalnant was her son
William, who had had his mother arrested,
asserting it was impossible to keep her
sober. The woman had been paroled and
when she appeared in court showed no
signs of being addicted to liquor. Judge
Cleland' continued her cas until February
15 in th hope of finding that her reclama
tion would become permanent.
At th close of the session Judge Cleland
addressed a few words to tha buslneas men
who had come into court to express their
willingness to ssslst th judge In his efforts
at reforming the wife deserters and drunk
ards in his district.
"I wish to thank you. gentlemen," he said,
"for coming her and for your promises of
assistance In thia work. I believe you can
do a very groat amount of good and you
will b rendering a servac to th entire
community which can not easlfcr be eati
mated. I shall let you know in a couple of
days what I would like you to do."
A general supervision of those offenders
released by Judge Cleland on parole has
been promised by theae men. They have
expressed thoir willingness to visit th
homes of th paroled offenders at least
once a week, aaalst them to obtain work
and help them in their fight against their
Breeder of Rac Hatred 8aelched.
It Is'not a bad sign when one of tha two
Atlanta newspapers that deliberately
stirred up th whit riots In September, In
which a number- of negroes .were, killed,
has been obliged to suspend because the
Atlanta merchaata withdrew their adver
tising. The rac question Is a sufficiently
difficult one at best. Newspapers that
aeek to arouse th passions of tha baser
elements of the whit population by ap
peals to race animosity sre doing th com
munity an Incalcuabl Injury, and It la a
wis community that puta an and to them.
Th paper which has suspended was form
ally charged by th grand Jury with fer
menting th rlota.
Moro Rooaa for Reoaosay.
New fork Tribune.
Th hous of representatives has voted to
abolish all the pension disbursing agarcles
but one that maintained at Washington.
It was a sensible move. Why not go ahead
now and abolish useless custom houses, at
which th coat of collecting a dollar ranges
from 7 to U.SolT
ROOSEVELT'S fLACR I HI9TORV.
Why it la Pair to Take 11 Ira at Rati
saato of Raeralea.
William Allen Whit In McCluras.
It seems to b settled that' Theodore
Roosevelt Is to hav a place In history;
though, of course, th wis gambler never
bets on anything that can talk; and If
Roosevelt la to hav a place In history
along with those Immortal names that are
not born to die It Is in order to ask. Whyt
What has h done? To tie sure, he has
fought th battles of peace, both abroad
and at home. He has won from th
world a recognition of th dignity and
power of simple Justice unadorned by th
frills of diplomacy; and for the people at
horn he has won some peaceful victories
In th preliminary struggles sgalnst th
encroaching greed of organised capital,
To be sure, he has Issued certain orders
that hav temporarily helped to purify pol
itics, and ho has made life uncomfortable
for thorn who would steal from the publlo
treasury or violate their official trusts.
But I that enough to lift a man upon a
pedestal In the world's hall of fame,, to
which, so far, America has contributed but
three figures Franklin, Washington and
Naturally, his friends see a man In on
light and his enemies In another, so there
are two distinct views of Roosevelt. If his
friends contend that he is responsible for
Cuban reciprocity, for the law establishing
the Department of Commerce and Labor,
for the Elktns law, for the Inspection law,
his enemies demand that congrers, and not
he, be recognised as th legislative branch
of the government; If Mr. Roosevelt's
friends point to his diplomatic successes,
his enemies Insist that Mr. Hay be given
credit for what he did; If his friends re
joice at President Roosevelt's war on cor
ruption In politics, his enemies declare that
the Department of Justice should have Its
share of the credit. But even his enemies
blame the president for Influencing congress
to take what they consider an unsound po
sition regarding the president's counsel; and
when these same enemies seek to place the
odium for Unsettling conditions by expos
ing fraud and corruption and punishing It,
even though In high places, they dump
it all on President Roosevelt. "Tea, damn
you, and you began It," muttered a sena
tor at the president when the famous muck
rake speech was first delivered at a pri
vate dinner. And then th senate was
grilled by the president. So It Is fair to
take him at the estimates of his enemies
and- consider him merely as an Influence
and let his fame shine or fade as his In
fluence grows or wanes.
Though the German emperor has a very
large income, he is expected to make some
provision for his children out of It, snd
with six sons snd a daughter, a grandson,,
two daughters-in-law and another In pros
pect he may And It necessary to check
some of his own expenses.
Senator Knox is quoted aa saying when
Informed that his son had "eloped" and
been married as simply ss a rural clergy
man could do It: "I And this morning that
I hav acquired a very charming daughter-in-law
without any of the trouble Incidental
to a conventional wedding."
Edward Preston Moxey, expert bank ex
aminer for the United States Department
of Justloe, In financial circles is known ss
a mathematical Iconoclast, and the deftest
accountants have been unable to juggle
figures with sufficient adroitness to deceive
him. Mr. Moxey was born in Philadelphia
and began his banking career as' an office
boy In the house of Glendennlng, Davis &
An Irish, member of Parliament of New
South Wales, P, H. Sullivan, recently re
signed his seat, saying of his brother leg
islators: "They are all getting too good
for me. 1 1 am a sinner.. I drink, I smoke.
I swear and I bet,, snd If I were to remain
In the house any longer they would proba
bly convert me." The New South Wales
Parliament has been busily engaged of late
passing drastlo measures to reform the
morals and manners of the community.
Senator Simmons of North Carolina, and
Senator Taliaferro of Florida, look enough
alike to be twin brothers. They are about
the same slse and build; each has a heavy
crop of dark hair, which is kept closely
trimmed, snd their short stubby mustaches
are much alike. Both have dark eyes, and
there Is probably not two pou'nda differ
ence In their respective weights. If It
were not for the fact that the Florida sen
ator has a few more gray hairs In his
head than his North Carolina colleague it
would be almost Impossible for th senate
employes to tell them apart.
Pot oa tho Lid.
Kansas City Star.
If railroad owners desire to Impress the
country with the Imminence of railway
bankruptcy in case remedial legislation Is
insisted on they should put the stopper on
th bubbling genius of such young men as
Mr. Moore of th Rock Island family.
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. Milwaukee Sentinel.
' So they can't understand out In Omaha
how Milwaukee can keep Ita saloons opon
on Sunday snd still remain within th
secular day percentage of daoency. Mayor
Becker was Interviewed to a standstill on
th Subject when In Nebraska.
Th mayor surprised tha psopl of
Bryan's state when he told them the Mil
waukee police slat on Monday mooting
contained only th avsrage number ef
names ' of those who had falton 'eutsld
th alcoholic breastworks on th Sab
But Omaha Isn't tne only pise sur
prised, nor Is It the' only" place that Mil
waukee Is favoring with an object las
son In .temperance. The moral Sid of
the open Sunday saloon Is not in dis
cussion,, but every other side prove that
Milwaukee successfully solving a big
problem. New Tork, th metropolis of
the western world, Is supposed to hav
the lid on tight all day Sunday. What's
the consequence? . Ask the Devorys and
the Crokers and the Murphys how much
blackmail has been levied on the Sun
day opener in a generation. lr fs mild
estimate' to say . that In thirty years
$250,000,000 has been paid or the privi
lege of making money in New York City
on the "sneak-ln-by-the-slde-door" drinker
on tha Sabbath.
And the whole police blotter on Monday
morning? Go look It over, Mr. Omaha
Man, or any other critic of tho Milwau
kee policy. Funny thing, where they got
the "boose" in a tight closed town llko
New Tork; but In Essex market, Jefferson
market, Yorkville and Harlm police courts
of that city on Monday morning, th list
of those who drank too much because .the
law said they shouldn't do so on Sunday,
will stagger the temperance statistician.
"They ought to nam th next battleship
"Why such a name as that?"
- "Because then It would be easy to keep
It afloat." Baltimore American.
"De man dat's continuously klckin'." said
Uncle Kben, "glnerally soun's like he was
apoioglsln' In his own special way foh not
havln' had better sens." Washington
"Here," growled the copy reader, "you
write of 'chortling.' There's no such
"Isn't, eh?", replied th reporter. "Then
how sre you going to describe the act of
the man who chortles?" Philadelphia
"They'v been having a frosty spell In
Canada. A friend of mine had a piece of
one car broken off."
"That must have been a cold snap,"
"Yes," said the reformed cannibal chief,
"I used to eat every missionary that cam
"That whs before you got religion, h?"
queried the new missionary.
"No, before I got Indigestion." Catholle
Standard and Times.
"Do you object to the Increase of pay for
your member on congress?"
'"No," answered Farmer Corntossel; "not
unless he gets to thlnkin' he ought to make
more speeches so's to earn the money."
"Senator, everybody Is commending that
speech you made the other day on the sub'
ject of the trusts."
"I think myself It was a pretty fair ef
fort." "Unfortunately, I didn't hear it. What
position did you take?"
"Bless you, I didn't take any. I man
aged, however to assure each party to the '
controversy tnst Its position was tne only
correct and logical one." Chicago Trlbun?.
The gingham ous uud thecallco cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twos half past twelve, and (what tlo you
think?) . . -
Nor one nor t'other had slept a Wink!
Appeared to know,- as sure aa fate, . a
There was going to he a terrible spat. "'
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What, was told to me by the Chinese plate!)
The gingham dog went "Bow-wow-wow,"
And tha calico cat replied "Mee-ow,"
i ne air was ntierea, un nour or so,
With bits of glnghum and calico.
While the old Dutch clock In tha chimney
place Up with Its hands before Its face,
For It always drealed a family row!
(Now, mind, I'm only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares Is true!)
The Chines piste looked very blue,
And wailed, "Oh, dear! what shall we do?"
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed thia way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfulest way you ever saw
And, oh! how the gingham and calico flew I
(Don't fancy I exaggerate
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)
Next morning, where the two had eat.
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think, unto this day.
That burglars stole that pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this they ate ea"! other up!
Now, what do you really think of that?
(Th old Dutch clock It told m ao, .
And that Is how I came to know.)
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