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ebaasrad aa aftea sis raated.
The Reuf's off, according to rsporU
from Sau Francisco. .
Flans for hazing Senator LaFollette
at the last session of the congress aeem
to have miscarried.
Another objection to the unwritten
law Is that the victim of it never gets
a chance to appeal.
It is a mistake to display scorn for
the coal man. He may be delivering
your ice a few' weeks later.
Some senators who leavs congress
take to the lecture platform; others
remain in Washington .as lobbyist.' .
Honduras and Nicaragua intimate
that they will quit fighting unless the
world hurries up and takes some notice
of them. ' -''-'-
The modesty of Sheriff McDonald In
asking the state to pay him only one
dollar for what cost him a nickel Is
remarkable. , " v"
It may yet be necessary to induce
Mr. Harriman to take charge of the
, Panama canal. He would soon get
water into it
Senator Bpooner has given publlo
opinion a Jolt by announcing that it is
necessary for him to resign from the
senate in order to get rich.
Mme. Nordlca saw a bull fight at El
Paso and gave the victorious matador
a roll of bills. Even stage money is
sometimes useful for advertising pur
The South Omaha Fire and Police
board has reached the phase of utility
attained by the Omaha Water board
some months ago. It has nothing to
do but sign the payroll.
'The fuslonlsts in the legislature are
doing about what might have been ex
pected of them, They are aiding the
railroads now la every way possible to
defeat terminal taxation.
The Iook trust has had lu'own way
in South Dakota and the schools of
that state will continue to be the orev
of the great publishing company for
two years longer, at least.
A New York paper has located
Bourke Cock ran and prints his picture
standing by the pyramids in Egypt It
is hardly necessary to state that the
pyramids appear insignificant. .
The hack drivers employed by the
sheriff should be proceeded against for
discriminating in their tariff. They
harge so much more for hauling con
lets than they do for hauling others
Wist the imposition Is notable.
ITerr Bartb has informed the Reich
tag that there will be no real reform
In Germany until the democratic fac
tions get' together. The split in the
democratic party appears to be inter
national Instead of purely local.
Tbe fact that the Methodist taosplt
shows an excess of receipts over
r-endltures should be taken as'an
aitlonal proof of the great prosperity
pf Nebraska rather than an indication
9f the unusual demand for admission
to the hospitals. -
la response to an ppal by the
barbers, the Indiana legislature passed
I bill closing the shaving parlors on
tunday, Then another bU wss passed
prohibiting Sunday base ball and the
larbrr now have a Sunday holiday
tnd don't know what to do with It
tooir Ant ah.
The legislature of Nebraska baa
reached a point where every member
of the republican majority, which
charged with the responsibility for the
measures It enacts or fsU to enact.
should look ahead.
It Is useless to attempt to disguise
the fact that the work of the present
legislature will be an Important and In
all probability a deciding factor In the
election that will determine whether
or not Nebraska shall be In the repub
lican column when the next president
comes to be chosen.
Passing by the election, this rear
which because of its comparative un
importance will have small significance.
the real fight will be to re-elect Gov
ernor Sheldon two rears hence and to
cast Nebraska's electoral vote for the
republican presidential nominee.
Unless conditions change materially
the leadership of the opposition will be
centered in none other than William J.
Bryan, and it will devolve upon Gov
ernor pheldcn by his personality and
by the record of achievement of him
salt and of the present Nebraska legis
lature to convince the people of this
state that It is their duty and to their
interest to remain loyal to the repub
lican principles and republican candi
dates. If Governor Sheldon can come before
the people and say to them, "Here Is
what we promised." and "Here is our
fulfillment of those promises," success
will be assured. ' If be is compelled to
appeal for popular support over a leg
islative record of broken faith and dis
regarded pledgee, it will be difficult for
him, or for any other republican In any
way responsible, to secure a renewed
tenure of office. ". .
It should be remembered, too, that
the importance of the situation in front
of us far transcends the question of re
publican supremacy in Nebraska. The
election of the next president of the
United States may turn upon' the rotes
of Nebraska's members of the electoral
college and the election of a democratic
president would mean the transfer of
the whole executive branch of the fed
eral 'govern met t to democratic hands,
with consequences Incalculable and
It rests with the republican legisla
ture to say whether the campaign of
1908 shall be reasonably safe sailing
or whether the party shall be loaded
down with an extra hasardous risk that
will make the outcome doubtful, If not
COST OF THE PmLIPPllSIS.
In an apparent preparation for
launching a campaign of charges of
extravagance) against the administra
tion at Washington, some of the demo
cratic leaders have been making an
effort to secure a detailed statement
of the cost of maintaining the govern
ment of the Philippines. . In the. clos
ing days of congress Mr. Clay of
Georgia Introduced a resolution In the
senate calling 'for Information as to
the' cost of the Philippines to date.
A. similar resolution was offered in the
bouse by Mr. Clark of Florida, but
both resolutions were voted down, the
administration leaders explaining that
all the data desired could be found in
the annual and printed reports of the
bureau of insular affairs and the re
ports of the War department. Some
of the anti-imperialists in New Eng
land have taken fresh courage from
this movement In. congress and are
beginning to send' out statistics show
ing the enormous sums of money
drawn from the treasuries of France,
Germany and Italy in carrying out the
colonial policies of those governments.
The new issue promises to be short
lived. The records of the' govern
ment dealings with the Philippines
are public and open, and. nothing con
talned In them can be construed, even
by tortuous methods familiar to poli
ticians, into a charge of extravagance.
The congress originally voted $10,000,
000 to Spain, as a result of a com
promise, the United States refusing to
recognUe the bonded publications of
the Philippine islands before our pos
session of them. Another appropriation
of 11,000,000. was made for relief of
famine sufferers in the Philippines
several years ago. 1 That is - the total
of American expenditures In the Phil
Ipptnes, except for the maintenance
of the army and navy forces on
duty ' In the islands. The govern
ment of theThlllpplne Islands levies
its own (taxes and meets all expenses
incident to. the administration of civil
government, including ihe Improve
ment of rivers and harbors, the main
titan nf HvhthmiaM. marina hos
pital and quarantine . services,
maintenance of poet office and telegraph
systems, and all the expensea of the
home government, In addition, a sys
tem of municipal government has been
devised by which the different towns
and cities construct and maintain their
own light and water plants and other
public utilities, all of which are pai
from revenues obtained by island tax
The Philippines have borne these ex
penditures and are yet able to show
considerable surplus revenues, which
will be devoted from time to time to
further Internal improvements. The
only tax on the American government
is for the increased cost of malnte-'
nance of troops in the Philippines over
that In the United States, obviously an
insignificant sum. The proposed anti
Imperialist campaign alleging ex
travagance of expenditures for the
Philippines i lft wRbout a leg to
stand on. 1
The discovery of a court decision
supporting terminal taxation should
not be deemed cause for especial won
der. The principle involved Is one so
i- il - J - i
clear and so well established that it
admits of no dispute. It merely re
quires tbst giant corporations pay
taxes on exactly the same basis as the
humbler citlsens of the community in
which they have their residence. No
hardship is worked on anyone through
the application of the- simple and
equitable principle that taxation must
be equally distributed on all property.
rVRTVXKS III TARM LAfiDS.
Preliminary bulletins of the census
department on the value of farm lands
In America show an increase In the
first six years of the present century
that is simply beyond comprehension,
even in these prosperous times, when
millions and billions are words that
roll trippingly from the tongue and
figure prominently in tables showing
the nation's development in different
lines. The bulletin estimates the
value of American farms on December
II. 106, at $28,000,000,000, an increase-of
more than $7,600,000,000
since 1900. The best estimates of the
total aggregate wealth of the nation,
with the beginning of 1907, Is about
$126,000,000,000. On this basis the
farm lands of the country represent a
strong one-fifth of the total national
wealth, not counting the farm prod
ucts, stock and other equipment that
make a total almost equal to the value
of the real estate.
' Compared with the mere advance In
value of farm lands In six years,
$7,600,000,000, the other transactions
and wealth showings in various lines
seem really puny. The entire capital
of all the national banks in the coun
try 1b less than one-eighth the sum
lepresented by the increased value of
American farms. The increase Is ex
ceeded only by the capitalization of the
American railroads, including watered
stock and the enlargements due to
modern methods of railroad financier
ing. Even at that the increase in
farm values for six years amounts to
more than 60 per cent of the over
capitalized railroads of the country.
The .value of the American farms la
about equal to the total of governmen
tal expenditures for all purposes since
the establishment of the republic.
While the increase . in farm values
for the last six-year period has been
remarkable, the record will doubtless
be surpassed In, the future. Farming
is rapidly being reduced to a science.
Old-time methods of robbing and Im
poverishing the soil have been aban
doned and succeeded by Intelligent
management which is resulting in in
creased productiveness each year,
without injury to the soil. Farm work
under the new condltlpns has lost Its
terror and become one of the most
attractive fields of human endeavor.
The old-time worry about the young
men leaving the farm for work in the
cities has lost Its charm. Statistics
show that there has been a constant
and rapid increase in the farm popula
tion, from 10,487.000 in 1900 to more
than 11,600,000 in 1906. The man
whose future prosperity is apparently
assured is the American farmer and
owner of American farm lands.
ah to Tixrrr or pfbposi." -Mr.
E H. Harriman has made a dis
covery that will give surprise to cer
tain senators of the United States. He
says, in an interview, that President
Roosevelt needs mental discipline and
that he "Is capable of doing great
things if there were mere fixity of
purpose." Admitting that President
Roosevelt is highly Impulsive, that be
Inaugurates movements that he does
not press to a conclusion, and that in
a few rare Instance he has apparently
retreated from or abandoned positions
taken'' on more or less important ques
tions, the record of his five and a half
years in the White House and his pub
lic service in other capacities fails to
reveal any lack of that' desired "fixity
of purpose" In the championship of
policies to which he has been com
mitted.. ' As police commissioner of New
York Mr. Roosevelt exhibited a fixity
of purpose that established a number
of desirable reforms In the police sys
tem of the metropolis and made him
highly unpopular with the machine re
publicans of the city and state. As
assistant secretary of the- navy he
showed a fixity of purpose strong
enough to cut red tape that sur
rounded the ways and means of mak
ing provision for the war with Spain
He displayed some fixity of purpose,
generally recognized, at San Juan and
on other Cuban battlefields. As .gov
ernor of New York, his fixity of pur
pose so annoyed the ringleaders of the
republican machine that Senator Piatt
forced the vice presidential ' nomina
tion upon him to "get rid of him."
When he became president he found
a senate openly hostile to him on
many issues, Senators of both par
ties were against him on the creation
of the army general staff bill, the Cu
ban reciprocity measure, railroad rate;
egtslation, the meat lnsiiectlon laws.
e pure food bill, the measures look-
InVto saving the public coal and tlm-
bet lands, the Santo Domingo treaty,
thtllaws limiting the time of railway
employes and scores of other meas
ures that were first recommended by
the president then championed by
hi Hi by different methods of publicity
and finally accepted by the legislative
branch of the government. The chief
element instrumental In securing the
enactment of these measures Into leg
islation has been President Roose
velt's "fixity of purpose," and If Mr.
Harriman does not know It. the con
gress and the people do. , , '
The freight rate on hardware from
St Louis to Kansas City is 4 6 cents a
hundred. Fifty years ago, when ship-
DAILY BEE: THURSDAY,
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menta were made by the Missouri
river, the rate was 30 cents a hun
dred. That's one reason St Louis
and Kansas City shippers are working
for the re-establishment of steamer
service between the two cities on the
.Whether or not the unit system of
distribution of railroad assessment be
legal, It will have a much more direct
effect upon the taxes paid to school dis
tricts than terminal taxation possibly
could. Country members who are in
terested In protecting their school dis
trict Incomes from this so'urce shonld
scrutinize this matter very closely.'; The
fact that the Wilson resolution has the
undisguised support of the railroads
should render It suspicious, at least to
the members who favor terminal taxa
tion. The craze for platting additions In
the boom days of the '80's, and the
disastrous results which folldwed,
should not be forgotten by the real
estate vendors who are busy now cut
ting up farms into acre lots for subur
ban residences. A great many desir
able plots of ground are still vacant
in Omaha, silent reminders of an ex
perience that ought to teach it own
lesson. . '
The New York Central threatens to
put In a twenty-eight-hour schedule
In place of Its eighteen-hour train be
tween New York and Chicago if a
2-cent fare law is put Into effect.
That would give the passengers an op
portunity to walk around those wreck-
Omaha's halt century of municipal
life has been appropriately observed.
It is now In order to turn thought to
the future rather than to the past, and
to labor that Omaha of fifty years
from now will be as far ahead of the
I-rosent as Omaha today is ahead of
fifty years ago.
The Postoffice department has de
cided that half of the face of postal
cards may be used for writing other
than the address. The decision will
prove a hardship to some rural post
masters who have not . time to read
all the postal cards with writing on
only one side.
The. legislature, having provided
against the unlawful killing of deer,
elk, antelope and beaver, should try to
make some provision for the protection
of Hons, tigers and elephants, which
are almost aa numerous rn Nebraska
as the animals especially protected.
The railway commission bill ha
gone through its period of Incubation
In the house and is not satisfactory to
the fuslonlsts. This ought to recom
mend it to the majority members of
the legislature. -
BlCkt Kin of Tralataar.
Baltimore American. ,
Members of ths tntrsta,te Commerce
commission ought to know enough about
tb business by this tlm to become presi
dents of railroads If they so desired. -
Preparing? for Bis; Bwalasss.
St. Lous Globe-Democrat
Two of th big western railroads an
nounce that they will double-track their
lines during ths year 1907. Maybe this
extra facility Is thought to be necessary
In order to acoommodat tb vast Increase
of business promised under th t-cent rat
Fool Frleads ef Soldiers.
Kansas City Times.
Th canteen at th National Soldiers'
horn In Leavenworth was closed Sunday.
Th proceeds from the csntsen were used
for the maintenance of a theater, band,
baa ban team and other entertainments
for the old soldiers. If congress really loves
the old soldier It should be brave enough
to deliver him from his fool friends.
Oaaka Oacs Ahead, Mlaas Skyseraper.
Th cancelling of th contract for th
proposed twelre-story Union Pacific offlc
building in Omaha was ordered by Mr. Har
riman himself becaus th courts bad com
palled th railroad to pay Nebraska 11.000,
MO In taxes and because ' th Nebraska
legislature had passed a t-cent fare bill.
If Nebraska cannot hav vrythlng, th
stat will manage to .survive without tb
Justice must be had though th sky
Whistling the swan song of th dying
congress doubtless thrilled the hearts of
returned members, but who can portray ths
motions of members doomed to absent
Over seventy years a blacksmith Is th
remarkable record of Elijah Bunker, of
Belgrade. Ms., who has just sold out his
setabllshment there. On of his sons has
worked at ths forge for nearly half a cen
Tb Panama canal recruiting station at.
Washlngtoa Intimates that persons striv
ing to reduos their surplus flesh by exer
olaa can rnoelv scientific treatment by ap
plying to th manager of ths shovel brigade
on the canal sone.
. Uncle Sam's sleuths are working over'
tlms la Chicago on ths subtreasury loss of
W.'.OOO and ths kidnaped mail wagon, from
which 85.000 was extracted. Th crooks ars
l still out of sight,, but ths detectives ar
getting a good run for th money.
Managers of th operating department of
th New York Central equipped an electric
train similar to ths one wrecked and
dashed around "Death Curve" at an eighty-five-mjle
gait. But tbelr courage failed
to affect tb verdict of th coroner's Jury
holding the officials of ths road TesponlibJe
for th disaster. . '
Tb Danish minister of agriculture. Oit
Hansen. Is ons of the most popular and
democratic of the public men of his coun
try. His daughter, desiring to learn practi
cal housekeeping, with ths consent of htr
fa I her, went to Germany and engaged as a
cook at a modest stipend at ths home of a
small government suployt.
Charles W.' Mors of Bath. Ms., within a
week has brought to a focus th plans of a
lifetime which put him in control of practi
cally . all ths Atlantic seaboard steam
Maria transportation lines. Mors is no
th controlling factor In ths 180.000,000 con
cern eorporately known as th Consolidated
Btsssnahlp oompany. Hs began his bual
ness career by aeUlng peaaits on steam
boats running out of bis fcobM cMy
MARCH 7, 1907.
HARItt' J RCPOIS.
Calossas af Roads,
Th appearanc of Bdward H. Harriman
In th spotlight of th Interstate Commerce
commlaalon and his story of railroad man
agement opnd ths floodgate ef news
paper comment and -oastlgation. Hs Is
pictured and painted aa th past master
of railroad concentration snd manlpulsTlon
and financial wtaSrd Whoa lightest touch
makes Wall street throw: a fit. There Is
a marked difference, between Harriman In
action snd Harriman in repose. Respecting
th tatter, little is ' known because when
he shuns business affairs and retires to
the privacy of his horn his doings eras
to Interest reporters. It was th good
fortune of Frederick Palmer to be a fellow
passenger with Hsrrlman In bis trip from
Yokohama to Ban Francisco and had abun
dant opportunity to observe his traits at
close rang. In th current Issu of Col
lier's Weekly Mr. Palmer gives th result
of his observations and Impressions, which
hav timely Interest Just now. i
Harriman has th most concentrated men
tality of any man I hav ever met, de
clares Mr. Palmed ' Tou do not have to,
romoV layers of pose, of fatty egoism and
glad-hsndlsm In order to get at ths real
Harriman, who Is as different from the
creature ef popular conception as front
the creature of his own conception. The
creature of popular conception Is a sinister,
frigid, heartless product to meet the mar
ket dmand about a personality which has
been Inaccessible. It Is thts Harriman of
whom w har In a recent editorial:
Ther Is on th Union Paclflo a special
engineer, expert In rounding curves easily
and putting on brakes softly, who always
draws Mr. Harriman' train. This engineer
made a record-breaking run to Ban Fran
cisco shortly after th earthquake. . Mr.
Harriman has never shaken hands with this
man; h has never given him a nod."
My first glance of ths real man was
on -a voyage. When th ocean la th
Pacific, and ther ar few people aboard.
you learn your fellow passengers pretty
well; so you did on this occasion. Includ
ing two United States senators. Harri
man spent more tlm with th engineer
than with . them. As for th editorial,
he changed engineers at each division.
and he could not sit up all night to shake
hands with alU ,
We started from Yokohama with the
Idea of beating th record to Ban Fran
cisco. A smooth sea all th way meant an
even chance of success. This disappeared
for everybody except Harriman when the
first three days wars entirely unpropltlous
I think that h thought we must succeed
becaus he himself was aboard. When
some on offered him a bet of 12,000 to tl.OOfl
that he would fail he took It. Then he
started out to win th bet with all th seat
that he has shown In obtaining control
over a nw railroad. Fair weather broke
the next day and continued. W began to
feel that th quiet little man was putting
demoniacal energr Into th stokers and
Into th very engines; By th dramatic
spec of a few minutes he won. Harriman
never advertised th fact that he gav th
g.OOO to th angina room crew. Winning
was the point iri mind.
On th whole, h was th least obtrusive
of any great millionaire with whom I hav
ever com In contact Whether h Is doing
a kindness or doing business, hs never
use words where thought or action will
take their place. I noticed that when h
told a steward to move a woman's ohalr
to a bettor position It was In an underton
of brevity, Th woman did not know of
his thoughtfulnas.' 8h would If James J.
Hill bad been In Harriman' s place. Pier
pont' Morgan's politeness would hav had
th aplomb of a Jove. -'
" The two senators were always ready to
pick up Harriman' handkerchief, although
they war on record aa trusts buatare. When
you cut away their egoism and glad-hand-lam,
-th skeleton that remained consisted
merely of a rubber backbone and floating
rfbs. .On on occasion Senator N , look
ing around for an audlsnoa, engaged Harri
man In discussion of th rat problem. , It
was th encounter of a rapier and a pillow
full ef words. ' Besides, Harriman was not
arguing; he was telling us.
Whan h works Mr. Harriman works
hard, and hs rests aa energetically. All
his vast Interest engage htm during four
days of th week. Bujt those ar busy
days. When I asked an attendant what
tlm this and that bead went. out to lunch
th answr was: "Ob, h does not go out
to lunch. At least not when Harriman
himself ' is working. Th remaining three
days are usually passed at Ardan, In
Oranga, county, New York, where he has
a little farm of a, 000 acres, and he may
enjoy his lov of horse and other outdoor
hobbles. Thar Is no excess of working
coats which organisation can save on this
estate, you may b aura. A funicular rail
road carries material up ths mountain for
th big house he Is building. He has
mad curves and grade to his heart's con
tent on -his privet roads. Hs haa an
Ardsn Farms company, a Wood Cutting
oompany and an Orange County Construc
tion company for road butldlngwall unique
in which he prescribed methods of con
duct till thsy wer working smoothly and
paying good dividends.
"Ths Impetus, th plan of his enter
prises, publlo or private, larg or small,
always comes from th Harriman mind.
He has a boys' club in Tompkins square,
New York, housed In a building of his own
arection; membership 10,000; dues 1 cant a
year; member promptly dropped for non
payment. The boys simply nav a aaaitay
"You can Imagine bow the man who
went Into a broker's offlo at 14 sought 'to
give any budding East Bid Harriman th
chance to enjoy th good tlm which aa a
boy he himself had mlasad. At the outset
h used to spend many evenings working
and playing with them. Now tb organi
sation runs itself. It was in tb oours of
developing bis boys' club that hs met Mrs.
Harriman for th first tlm. Th beauty
of his bom Ufa Is a proverb among all
who know ths family. It la simple and un.
affected, And ths closest com rude he has
in or out of tb business world I his daugh
Strasale far a Issara Deal.
8U Louis Republic
Private capital, no less than ths publlo
money of stat and national governments,
baa ben poured out copiously In building
up a system of land transportation that
no totals nearly half ths rail mlleag of
ths world. With th exception of a road
that Is still ownd by ths State of Georgia
and another byth stat of North Caro
lina, practically all th roads built out
right by th several states or with stats
or federal aid hav passed under private
control. Ths antagonism which Mr. Harri
man cites takes Its lis hot In th desire
of government to raoovar possession, but
t secur adequate servtc at equltaiil
rates in behalf of ths people in their inter
change of commerce.
RepresenUtlvs Tawney haa discovered
that ths national treasury will have a sur
plus of t20,noQ.OOO next year In spit of th
big approprlstlons. It is a good thing hs
did not mention It until congress was on
the point of quitting or tb money would
not have been thsr th next tlm he
luvkad. f ' '
ECHOES OF PRESS COYKMT!0.
Humboldt Lander: Th members of the
Nebraska. Praaa association will long . re
member ths hospitality of th Omaha
newapapsr folks, on account of th nu
merous court! shown them on th oc
casion of their annual meeting In that
Central City Nonpareil: With carcely an
exception th member of th 1ltorlal
association, which met lay Omaha last
week, expressed themselves a . satisfied
with th present arrangement of paying
oaah for railroad transportation. Th ma
Jorlty thought tb new system would b a
good business proposition, whll thos who
felt that they would stand to los by th
Chang aocepted th r roe pert of a loss with
the reeling that th principle Involved was
worth sacrificing for.
Bhetton Clipper: Th people of Omaha
showed that they appreciated th presence
of the editors and their wive and did much
to make their stay In th metropolis a
pleasant on. As th entire tlm of th
two days waa fully occupied In th business
of th meeting ther was but llttl tlm tor
social features. Th Omaha Be tendered
th members a theater party Tuesday night
at th Burwood and Wednesday night they
were guests of the local committee at a
theater party at th Orpheum.
Valley Knterprta! Th Omaha commit
tee and nawspaper people did themselves
proud last week In entertaining th Ne
braska Press association, and that meet
ing Will long be remembered aa a ilcasant
vent In ths lives of the Nebraska editors.
The first evening In th city th entire
association mambers wer guests of .The
Omsha Dally Bee at a theater party,
and that, too, was an enjoyable treat to
th publishers and their ladle. Beside
all ths nice thing received at th hands
of our metropolis w wer Invited to re
turn to tbat city for our annual meet two
Ponca Journal: Very few of th Ne
braska editor seemed to stay away from
th Omaha meeting on account of th new
regulations concerning railroad far. No
pain had been taken to bring In noted
outside speakers, aa Is often don to swell
th attendance, and yet th nwspapr
people gathered In large numbers and had
a good meeting all th way through. Their
final goodby to th exchange advertising
ticket has been uttered In a clsar vole
And without a tear. Nearly all of tham
expect th new arrangement to be perma
nent, and ar glad that It has come to
pass, together with the anti-pass senti
ment, th reduced passenger far, railroad
regulation and other things that mak for
cleaner volltloa and better government.
Alnsworth Star-Journal: Th pres of
Nebraska haa been passless for close onto
twenty years. Thsr was a time In th
history of Nebraska when th newspapers
all had passes. But ,that day was a long
tlm ago. For nearly twenty years every
newspaper man In thla stat haa paid
full far, and oftentimes much mor than
full far. If he ha paid It In advertising,
what was th difference? Advertising Is
all th nawspaper man has to sail. It Is
his stock In trade. This writer Is dead
tired of thts talk of passes" for a news
paper man, and he Is heartily glad that
th legislature haa don something that
eventually will take away that talk. Of
course It will tak som tlm there will
yet be chumps Ilk our ready print man
who wlU talk of a "Passless Preaa." But
van h will learn better by and by, or,
if h don't w will get a club. Th meet
ings war well attended and th Interest
was greater than usual. A start was mads
toward getting stat action on th out
side advertising. And that was good. Th
outsid advertiser comes here and wants
to get Into our papers for about on-third
th rates paid by our' horn merchants.
H succeeds m many .coses; and then h
puts his Anger to his nose when w talk
of regular rate.' If W can have a stat
oommltt to attend to this" outsid ad
vertising we will all get -good rates, as
tby cannot afford to boycott th state.
PLAYING WITH EDGED TOOLS.
Railroad Magraatee Pattlagr C Das.
Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Tb railroad managers ar playing with
edged tools. Thsy may not realls th fact
but If is always dangerous to put up such
bluffs as Mr. Hill recently attempted.
There . Is always a disposition to tak
prominent man seriously, and when they
say that capitalists ar showing a disposi
tion to pull In their horns, many ar ready
to act on th hint who would not other
wise have thought ef doing so. Mr. Hill
and th other alarmists In hi class ar not
really afraid that th legltlmat business
don by tb railroads of th country will
be Interfered with. They know that th
desire to Injur doe not exist, and that
th only thing connected with railroading
that Is menaced Is th Improper manipula
tion of th securities and properties of th
great transportation companies. Their pro
test is against any Interference whatever.
When thsy find It unavailing they will go
on and run their roads and gst reasonable
returns on their. Investments, but In th
meantime they may aroua a feeling of In
security by their InJuJlctoua and pessimistic
prediction, which may mak prophets of
thsm in spit of themselves.
, 1 Positive
A soda cracker should
tious and wholesome
s Comparative -
But ordinary soda crackers absorb moist
ure, collect dust and become stale and
soggy long before they reach your table.
There Is however, one ; v 4
soda cracker at once so pure, so clean, so
crisp and nourishing that it stands alone
in its supreme excellence the came, is
Uneoda ; Biscuit
. H& In n dust r tight '
qJ moisturt proof packagi.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY .
'Smoothes Away Housekeepers' Troubles
CLEAN AND HOT, BStT COAL MINED IN WVOMINO
VICTOR WHITE COAL
WHRW MAG ATMS rALL OIT.
la((Mlv lafarsaatloa Reaohes the
Kan an a City Rtar.
Iters comes Mr. El H. Harriman, captain
of Industry, snd publicly accuse Mr. Btuy.
veaant Finn, also' Industrial captain and
former .business Wc1ate, at dlsbonorabl
practices. Mr. Fish, ha say, a president
of th minol Central railroad, used th
funds tf the corporation for his personal
gain. In reply Comes Mr. Btuyvsaant Fish
with th obvious retort that-he had don
nothing which, Mr. Harriman bd not dor.
repeatedly and on a larger seal. Further,
he asserts that Mr. Harriman hd desired
to manage th Illinois Central not for th
benefit of Its stockholders, , but for ' tb
advantage of the Union FaoMc.
To go no, further . Into th numerous
charges' snd counter charges regarding th
business chiefs of th .country. Isn't It
rather astonishing that they 'should keep
Instating that the government Shall giv
them a free hand and permit, them to con
duct their operallona as they pleas without
supervision? Doesn't it Indicate a'dcgr
well, of assurance on, .their part to feel
aggrieved becaus the nation seek to keep
them within certain limits of safety snd
refuses to giv them their head since thsy
show nothing but suspicion for each othert
Would It not b amaslng to ask th gov
ernmsnt to trust th "captain,"". In vlW
of the abounding lack of confidence they
seem to cherish for one snothsrT '
CHI KK8 OF MIRTH.
"Do you belleV th world I growing
more honest T ' ...
"Well," answered Farmer Comtossel, "so
many people are reading th newspapers
now that It's harder to work any kind of a
crooked game than aver before. I don t
know that th world Is gstUn' mor hon
est, but th peopl certainly ar harder te
foot." Washington Btar.
"Mr. Oreatman, this Is Mr. Blmpson."
"Delighted to , know you, Mr. Simpson,
By the Vi V should happen to met
rou on the street you mustn't mind It If
don't recognise you at . first sight, I
hav a wretched memory for faces."
"I hv an equally poor memory for
names. Mr. Mr. I've forgotten yours al
ready l1' Chicago Tribune.
"Tou sy you lov me, but I must have
a man not of words, but of deeds."
"Heroic deeds, you mesnT"
"Not exactly. Real estate ones will do.
Baltimore American. v
Knlcker Th president says th enlhp
can't afford to turn out man who shrink
from a llttl physical pain. j r
Bockcr Th dental colleges doa't-rNw
"When do you expect to get that ques
tion settled?" - '
"I don't know that I want It settled,
answered 8enator Sorghum. "My very best
speeches are mads .on that question."
Washington Post. s
. t -
She Whst was that noise I beard when
you cams int
He I really couldn't say, dear, whether
It was the night falling or th day break
ing. Baltimore American. ,
"I sea," ah said, looking up from th
paper, "that In battle married man are
more courageous than single ones."
"Huh!" responded her husband, 'the mar
ried men ar merely reckless."
Needless to say the brute was then and
there called down. Philadelphia Ledger. t
Th famous orator had Just asked the
only girl in ths world to marry him.
"I know," ah said, with a mischievous
sparkle In her eyes, "that you have deliv
ered many notable orations, yet I take it
th speech you hav tuat made me la your
maiden effort." Washington Herald.
Mamma Nonsense, child! To want to
get married at 15 why, it's ridiculous.
Daughter It's perfectly natural Whjr,
my first ancestor rot married when she
was a day old! Philadelphia Press.
THB YILLACB MERCHANT.
' Joe Cbne' tit Nw Torst 8uni r
Upon th quiet 'Village street"'''
with slanting stoop and open door,
Those nanes are raaura for dhmlaF.'
Through which acaroa. shbias tfi lightLS fl
day. .... r
Behold tb simple' country itor. ' ' f
About th door ar grouped tha things) ,
Moat useful for tha farmer's, needs;
Borne rake and hoes,' an ax and epadsk
Borne kegs of nails on which ar laid'
A box or two of garden seed,
Long shalvas of canned stuffs rraet thaqa
Each counter, too, is burdened arell
Whll fruits and spices, coffee,' teas
And scores of other things Ilk these
Bend forth a most inviting smalt
Th merchant, now a man of years,
Behind th counter spends each day.
Or labors o'sr some musty book
With slow and scrutinising look
To keep a Just account alway.
Began he her when but a boy,
He looks with prtds around nig store:
No groat commercial ventur bis,
A simple, honest trade If is
Hs seeks enough and nothing mora.
. "j i .
Ha n'r has been to foreign lands, .
Nor yearned his neighbor to excel; - '"
In honest toll he's passed his days
In giving yet not asking prats -
And served his township long and wU.
On Sunday he Is found at ehUrch,- "r
The same receive his loving car :'
A claaa of "trusting boys Is his, . ,
And In ths midweek service
HI volo Is heard in song and prayer. ''
Now who successful mora than. h,i,
And who mor worthy of a 'namef'
No statesman, prophet, bard or sag 1 "
In this or any future age .
Shall mor dasorv enduring fam.
Upon th quiet vniag street '"''"''
This man has built his monument . .
No tower of stone, a simple store.
An honest II and nothing moi
'Who would not be Ilk him, 'content? ' '
be the most nutri
of all foods made
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