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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1907.
The Omaha Daily-Bee.
FOI NHLH 1JT EDWARD ROBBWATER.
VICTOR ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
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STATEMENT or CIRCULATION.
Jtate of Nebraska. Douglas County. ss:
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Tha Be Puhllehlng Company. being duly
worn, ssys that the actual number of full
nd complete coplea of The Dally, Morning.
Evenfnf and "under Bee printed during tha
month of Marh, 1907. waa aa follows-
t 99.060. II I .
1 39.910 l 33,330
I w 30,800 10 33.930
39,190 tl 33,340
S 39.190 22 3'30
31.970 II 33,690
1 31,888 14 30,450
1 31.960 25.. 34,040
9 31,340 2 33,990
10 90,400 IT 33,960
11 39,370 21 ai.no
It 31,970 II 34,190
II 99.890 10 33,880
14 89,840 II. 30,800
II 33.980 Total' LOOM
Less unsold and returned coplea. 3,184
Nat Total .8.aT3
Dally average 3S,A3T
CHARLES C ROSE WATER,
Subscribed In my presenoe and aworn to
before ma this lat day of April, If OT.
(Seal) M. B. HUNOATB,
WHEN OCT OP TOWN.
9abaorlbara learlnar tha olty taaa
porarlly sknnld kirt Tka Baa
mailed to then. Addreaa will ba
chanced aa often aa resjaaated.
It Is up to the weather man to fix a
date for the open-faced car.
"This Is a lazy season," Bays the
Washington Herald. President out of
Nothing In the law prevents finish
ing the work of tree planting after
Arbor day has passed.
One new modern fireproof hotel In
reality would be worth more to Omaha
than a dozen such hotels on paper.
Secretary Taft's friends Insist he la
a star In the presidential race and not
merely ifr. Roosevelt's understudy.
The New York peace congress has
adjourned with the exception of Edi
tor Stead of London, who is still talk
ing. Americans need not mind their own
business any more. Editor 6tead of
London has undertaken the Job for
Mr. Cleveland fails to give any sign
that he even heard the kind things
Mr. Bryan has been Baying about
The new chief of police of Chicago
lays he is going to make the city a
"safe place for country people to visit."
Going to quit using gas?
Governor Hagerman of New Mexico
resigned Just as soon as he found that
his successor had been selected and
already had his bond ready.
t. Colonel Bryan's Job of driving every
body who does not agree with him
out of the democratic party will cot
be aa difficult .as it waa a few years
' Official reports from Jamestown on
the eve of the opening of the gates are
to tha effect that the exposition build
ings are 80 per cent ready. Omaha did
better than t,hat. .
President Roosevelt says he will not
go to Norway to make a Nobel pear
prize speech In 1909. Probably ho
will send either Taft or Foraker,
which ever has an open data about that
Harry Thaw wants a change of
venue for his next 'trial. Second the
motion and move the trial be held In
one of those West .Virginia towns
which does not consider a murder trial
of sufficient interest to warrant report
ing in the newspapers.
Mr. .Carnegie has been decorated as
i oominander of the French Legion of
'lonor for his distinguished services in
he Interests of universal peace. The
'amous order of merit was founded by
Capoleon, who was something of a
)ace promoter himself, in his own
Former Congressman Wadsworth of
northern New York has made a bitter
personal attack upon President Roose
velt. As Mr. Wadsworth haa spent
yiost of his life on the farm he prob
ably does not appreciate the risk of
playing with matches In a powdpr ma
gazine.. Complaints have already been en
tered against the hotels In the vicinity
of the Jamestown exposition for rais
ing their prices to charge all the traf
fic will bear. This Is an old story In
exposition lore. No exposition was
ever pu led off but what the hotel
keeperi t 'led to hog It.
ftrna tut light.
The Oreat Northern railway has
thrown something In the nature of a
bomb Into the camps of Its rivals by
announcing that It has seen the light
and will acrf.pt without contest the
2-cent passenger rate law eunited by
the Minnesota legislature aa well as
tha state laws reducing freight rates.
The decision Is significant, in view of
the announced intention of other rail
roads doing business In Minnesota to
apply the court tents to the legislative
enactments affecting passenger and
freight rate. These lines will prob
ably find It to their Interest to follow
the example of the Oreat Northern at
risk of losing business at competitive
Reports from other states in which
J-cent" fare laws were enacted are
equally Indicative that many railway
managers are thinking better of their
earlier determination to carry the pas
senger rate reduction cases into the
courts. The legality of the law is beiug
tested In Indiana, but the Ohio roads
have accepted the legislative measure
and are complying with It. While It
la too early to determine accurately
the effect of these reductions upon the
revenues of the companies, the pre
liminary reports of earnings for March
Indicate that the railways have nearly
If not quit equalled former passen
ger earnings. Students of transporta
tion problems contend that the aboli
tion of the free pass and the non
profitable excursion rates will come
near offsetting the loss In revenues re
sulting from lowering the passenger
fare from 1 cents to 2 cents a mile.
If thla claim Is borne out the railways
would have trouble In making a show
ing to get the new laws set aside, for
which convincing proof that the new
rates are not compensatory would be
It is an established axiom, applicable
to transportation affairs as to bargain
ing across the counter, that reduced
prices beget increased business, and re
duced passenger rates must increase
business without corresponding de
mand for Increased facilities. Such a
result will tend to make the revenues
from passenger services as great or
greater than under the S-cent law,
without any material increase of ex
penses. It goes without saying that should
the railroads generally abandon their
threatened attack upon the passenger
and freight rate reduction laws they
would do much to remove a source of
public irritation and to end the agita
tion of which the railway managers
have bo bitterly complained.
SCOPK OF THE LABEL.
After all the talk and debate in con
gress for a couple of years, the De
partment of Agriculture has found It
necessary to warn the public that it
should not believe everything It reads
oa manufacturers' labels. Secretary
Wilson promises to commence suit, if
necessary, against certain manufactur
ers of goods who, taking advantage of
the wording of the pure food law, are
misleading the buyers and the public
into believing that their wares are
guaranteed by the federal government.
The pure food law requires that man
ufacturers of food articles shall file
with the government a guaranty of
the purity and proper branding of their
products. But this Is the guaranty of
the manufacturer and not of the gov
ernment. The government simply
gives the manufacturer a serial num
ber, for the purpose of Identification
and to fix the responsibility in case of
complaints. Many manufacturers have
taken advantage of this quasl-lndorse-ment
to advertise that "The United
States Government , Guarantees the
Purity of Our Products" or "Every
Bottle Is Guaranteed by the United
States Government." Secretary Wil
son declares that unless this practice
is stopped he will do a little advertis
ing for the government by publishing
a list of offending manufacturers.
The distinction is, of course, plain
and the manufacturers resorting to
such methods must admit themselves
at fault, but it seems a pity that, after
such a prolonged campaign of educa
tion, the public should not be allowed
to place more than Its former faith In
cvBTosis worse reforms.
Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou'B
announced Intention of Instituting a
change in the methods of inspecting
the baggage of people entering the
ports at New York promises a reform
too long neglected. This Inspection is
necessary for the detection of persons
who may be attempting - to smuggle
dutiable goods Into the country from
abroad, but the method of the Inspec
tion has long been little short of a
public scandal. The Inspectors have
apparently gone on the theory that
every person landing at New York,
either a returning American or a for
eigner, is an impostor and a cheat and
should be treated as such.
The passenger Is required to make a
declaration before leaving the ship con
cerning the character of his baggage
and personal effects. This should be
sufficient, unless the customs officials
have some strong reason for believing
that the declaration was false. Under
the existing rules, however, the declar
ation on shipboard might as well be
omitted, as the customs Inspectors In
sist upon making an Inspection upon
the docks, and this Is frequently con
ducted In a manner that Is outrageous,
Indecent and sometimes Insulting to
the passenger.- The evil has been of
such long standing that the press and
public In N'ew York seldom notice it.
If the Inspection stops at , anything
short of personal assault. The ocean
traveler will ba profoundly grateful
to Secretary Cortelyou If he succeeds
in making the inspection of baggage
at the New York docks a little less
like the administration of the third de
gree in a police station sweat box.
The consensus of opinion every
where is that Nebraska republicans
occupy a vantage point on the polit
ical battleground from which they can
not soon be dislodged if they but make
the most of their advantages. This Is
emphasized by a review of the late leg
islature by Editor John C. Sprecher of
the Schuyler Free Lance, himself for
many years one of the most fearless
and conscientious leaders of the popu
list party and several times honored
by his associates with official prefer
ment. After enumerating the Impor
tant measures placed on the 190? stat
ute book, Mr. Sprecher says:
The republican pnxty In Nebraska la In
excellent condition to come before the peo
ple another year and there la no use put
ting; up a democratic ticket, aa with proper
nominations the atate will be more repub
lican than ever, and It should ba. The dem
ocratic opportunity In Nebraska la passed.
They had a Brand opportunity and proved
unfaithful to the trust and simply "fake
reformers," who promised profusely and
gave nothing In return.
The populist party, he goes on to
say, was Inspired in good motives, but
wrecked by designing schemers, and
If there ever was a political element en
titled Justly to the term "fake reformers"
It waa that demo-populist combine, and yet
leader of that outfit today have nerve
enough to sit back and aneerlngly refer to
tha republicans aa "fuke reformers." We
give credit where credit Is due and say
that the republicans have done what the
popullsta and democrats should hare done
years ago, and would If they were anything
but a lot of "fake reformer."
Considering the source from which
these remarks come, they contain
more than ordinary significance. We
have no doubt but that they represent
the real views of the great body of in
dependent voters In Nebraska, who
honestly enlisted under the reform
banner raised by the demo-pop com
bine. Most of those on whom party
ties sit lightly and who believe that
substance is better than shadow, per
formance better than promise, will
prefer republican leadership, provided
only the republicans take no backward
A TR VST SCHEME THAT FAILED.
Joy of Joys!
The Circus trust has yielded to public
The dazzling free street parade is to
Several years ago the proprietors of
three or four big circus attractions of
the country formed a combination and
then held a conference like a lot of
Wall street high financiers to ascer
tain it there was not some method by
which they could extract more for
nothing than had been their custom.
Prices had been boosted until the plain
50-cent seats were located about a
block and a half from the main car
line and the view cut off from the ring
by all the paraphernalia used in chang
ing the scenes, so It was not jleemed
advisable to attempt to screw up the
price of admission. After much dis
cussion it was determined to abandon
the free street pageant. Statisticians
showed that several hundred horses
were worn out every year pulling the
gilded chariots through the streets and
that it all entailed an unnecessary ex
pense, as the main entrance was turn
ing people away at every performance,
After costly experiment the circus
managers have learned that the Amer
ican public Is wedded to the street
parade. The circus without a parade
la promptly Bet down as a poor one
not worth the time and money required
to see it, and the abolition of the pa
rade threatened to cure the great
American people of their circus fever.
The crowds want the parades. They
may have decided not to go to the
show, but readily agree to take the
children down to see the street parade.
After standing for hours, rubbering In
the direction of the circus grounds, the
fanfare of trumpets announce the com
ing of the display. Then the mounted
policemen clear the streets, the man
agers of the show appear In low-necked
carriages, the actors and performers on
polished thoroughbreds, the closed
cages suggest mysterious contents, the
marching herds of elephants and
camels, the snake charmer with
"deadly reptiles of the forest" wrapped
around her like a model in a furrier's
window, the lion tamer with the fero
cious wild beasts of the jungle asleep
at his knees, the clowns in the donkey
cart, the cowboys and wild men on
horseback, and so on down the long
line until the steam calliope brings up
the rear of the real parade, followed
by the drivers of the laundry and de
livery wagons and the advertising
carts. When the crowds see that they
are never satisfied until they have re
served seats under the big tent.
The Circus trust has learned the les
son. That Is the reason the street
parade will be a feature of the big
Secretary Cortelyou refuses to fol
low the precedent establlbhed by for
mer secretaries of the treasury and
refuses to make frequent trips to New
York to study the financial situation.
He Bays If the New York bankers want
to see hlra they must come to Wash
ington. The decision Is wise, and It
also saves the secretary considerable
The World-Herald historian charges
a Nebraska pioneer with having cast
his first vote for Governor Burt. This
would be startling If true. According
to the- chronicles of the day Oovernor
Burt wis appointed ' territorial gov-
ernor of Nebraska by President Pierce
In 1854 and reached Nebraska on his
journey from his home in 8outh Caro-
j Una on the 6th day of October, badly
broken In health, and sank rapidly
until he died, on the 18th of October.
Governor Tlurt. wag within the con
fines of Nebraska Just twelve days and
was never voted for here for anything.
The people of Lincoln may vote at
their coming election on the question
of municipal ownership of their local
street railway system. The experi
ence of Omaha with municipal owner
ship of the water works would sug
gest that the legislature bo first ap
plied to for a law for Immediate com
pulsory purchase. This would pro
vide Lincoln at once with half a dozen
commissioners, drawing salaries for
doing nothing, and hang the whole
question up In the courts Indefinitely,
with lawyers' fees steadily piling up.
One of our sensational preachers ap
plauds the social evil campaign of the
Senior Yellow because it has disclosed
to htm that a woman of bad repute
had sent her child to his Sunday school
and he would not otherwise have
known of the "Ignominy of - his
mother." This, surely, Is a grave ex
hibition of true Christian spirit.
Representatives of Nebraska rail
roads will have the privilege of wait
ing on the State Board of Assessment
and on the State Railway commission
at the Bame time. People In the
neighborhood of the state house will
then Imagine that the legislature has
reconvened, bringing the lobby in full
force with it.
"The wealth of men like Rockefeller
end Morgan Is like a reservoir into
which run little streams from the
mountains which of themselves would
be of no use to mankind," says one
big New York banker, whose advice
might be more effective if he had built
a little reservoir of his own.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary annnounces that the congress
man from the Fifth Nebraska district
will go with the "Junketing" party to
Hawaii. The editor of that paper must
feel badly that the congressman from
the Second Nebraska district has not
been Included in the "Junket."
Slipped m Cog.
Nebraska's claim to being tha Florida of
the west Is slightly strained by sis Inches
of tha cold beautiful.
La rare Troth In Small Compass.
War will cease when pride, anger, greed,
envy, cupidity, Injustice and tyranny are
swept out of the human heart and soul.
Hard, Weary Climb.
. Indianapolis News.
Don't thlnk'too harshly of the thermom
eter. Remember how hard It is to get up
again after you have been thoroughly
Ob, Foraret Itt
Kansas City Times,
Omaha la Just beginning to And out things
concerning ex-Benator Thurston of which
the rest of the country has been aware a
Learn In a; from the Cubans.
New York Herald.
Our Cuban wards can teach us a thing or
two. Down there they arm a base ball
umpire with a revolver, and the "fans"
are so quiet that one can hear a foul tip
In the furthermost "bleachers."
Keep Oat of It.
As we understand the sentiment of the
country, the Idea Is that the republicans
must not hold up the corporations for
"slush funds" In the future, and the demo
crats must not try to do It any more.
Blinking Mht for the Voters.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
If money Is not to be taken for campaign
work from men who have It and are
willing to give It who are almost Invari
ably men connected In some way, directly
or Indirectly, with stock company enter
prisethen we shall be obliged to carry
on our campaigns without funds and leave
the average voter In doubt or darkness as
to what tha election Is really about.
New York World.
Roosevelt luck Is never exhausted. Now
It is Frederick Weyerhauser of Wisconsin
who says that President Roosevelt has
been "a trifle meddlesome." Mr. Weyer
hauser speaks with feeling. He Is the
recognised head of the Lumber trust,
whose operations In the west have recently
landed a large number of distinguished
persons of Idaho In the criminal courts.
ENFORCING THE SQX'ARK DEAL.
A Notable Victory Over Western Coal
The government has won a notable vlc-
I tory In Its proceedings against the western
I coal combine, forcing the corporations to
diagorge coal lands valued at millions of
' dollars that had been acquired Illegally.
Investigation by the Interstate Commerce
commission and federal grand Juries made
out a case so complete that the Cnlon Pa
cific and its subsidiary coal company have
agreed to return the Immensely rich coal
1m nds seized In Wyoming and Colorado.
I The statute of limitations barred criminal
action, but this surrender gives the gov
ernment all It could hope from civil pro
ceedings. There yet remains cases against
several other corporations, but It Is be
lieved by Commissioner Prouty that the
example set by the submission In this case
will be followed.
The Importance of this victory can
hardly be overestimated. It was charged
that the railroads and allied corporations
had established a virtual monopoly of the
coal deposits of the Intermountaln section
through the connivance of politicians and
officeholders and general fraudulent prac
tices. When Secretary Hltchoock begun
his fight for the exposure and punishment
of land frauds the task was dishearten
Ingly big. Even public sentiment In the
west was against him. Uut this threst of
a coal monopoly has brought about a re
vulsion of sentiment In those states, where
It Is now seen the government was fighting
the battle of the public.
None of the proceedings instituted for
the protection of the public domain haa had
mora at stake than this, which Involved
tha Industrial Independence of a great
section that haa only begun to develop Ita
resources. Thanks to the government's
activity ft 1 now assured a square deal.
HITS OF WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Seenea and Inrldeata sketched
on the Spot.
"The unknown army has been the sub
ject of much controversy In discussing the
forces en a aired In the civil war." says
Pension Commissioner Warner In the Wash
ington lIrM, "but never untM the Vc.
Cumber service pension bill became a law
wna there a means of determining anything
about Its extent. The unknown army has
come to be so called largely because Ita
members did not apply for pensions. This
they did not do on account of various rea
sons of delicacy, pride or Indifference, but
most of these causes have been removed
by the passage of the service law and
most of the unknowns those who have
never heretofore asked for pensions are
coming to the front.
"I think everybody will be surprised at
the limited number there are of them. Bo
far thcro have heen about 2S0.000 applica
tions under the new law, but of these
only a llttlo over 1 per cent ara In the
shnp'e of original applications, or. In other
words, applications of the hitherto un
known possible pension claimants. Cer
tainly, the entire number will not exceed
6.000. The other r5.000 applications are all
for Increase and were made by men whose
names have been on the rolls In the past."
Mr. Warner Is of the opinion that the
great bulk of applications on account of the
McCumher law has been received. When
the law first rent Into effect the applica
tions were received In enormous quantities,
rs msny as 2fnoo coming In In one day.
The number has now fallen to about 4,no
a day and Is rapidly diminishing. The re
ceipt of eo many applications has occa
sioned a corresponding Increase of labor In
the office, but by shifting the clerical force
to meet the special demands It has not
been found necessary to augment the list
The records of the pension office show
that 2.XX of the civil war pensioners died
In February, but there are still 651488 of
them on the pension rolls.
Druggists throughout the United 8tates
are still in doubt about some provisions of
the pure food law. Many Inquiries are
reaching the Department of Agriculture
concerning tha use of the word "com
pound" In names of drug products. There
seems to be a general Impression that this
word can be applied as a corrective to
many mlshranded products. The depart
ment haa Just held that In no case can a
preparation be named after an Ingredient
or drug which Is not present. It Is held
that the' word "compound" should not be
used In cornectlon with a name which In
Itself, or together with representations and
designs accompanying the same, would be
construed as a form of misbranding under
tha act. It la held that If a mixture of
drugs Is named after one or mora but not
all the medlolnal constituents present In a
preparation, the word "compound" can be
used In connection with the name, pro
vided the active constituent after which
the product Is named la present In an
amount at least equal to that of any other
active medicinal agent present. As an ex
ample. It Is pointed out, that If a product
Is named after the actual constituent
strychnine, the wtrychnlna or one of Its
salts should be present In sufficient amount
to produce the preponderlng medicinal ef
fect of tha preparation.
Completed records made by clerks of the
senate and house show that the last con
gress the Fifty-ninth did more talking
than any other In the history of the country-
Their researches go back fourteen
years, or to tha Fifty-second congress.
The latter congress filled 1,620 pages of
the Congressional Record with its talk,
as against 4,810 for tha Fifty-ninth. In
the Fifty-second congress 10.S23 bills were
Introduced, but the Fifty-ninth set a new
figure with 16,897. The Flfty-seoond eon
arress was In session 840 legislative days
and passed 898 public and 824 private bills.
The Fifty-ninth was In session 227 legis
lative days and passed 692 public and 8,248
private acts. Most of the measures known
as private acts are for the correction of
military reoords or the grant of pensions.
No congress ever passed the number of
bills that were made Into law as the Fifty
ninth. It appears that such a thing as a
dishonorable discharge from the army or
navy, uncorrected by legislative act. will
soon be a positive curiosity. Congress Is
not only generous to tha nation's fighting
men In the matter of pensions, but It Is
also charitable In the matter of expunging
from the records anything set down against
Plain mister is good enough for high
officials of the Postoffice department; "gen
eral" and like titles ara tabooed. Thla
rule followed the grave and long discus
sion of the best title for the postmaster
general and his four assistants, Mr. Hitch
cock, Mr. McCleary, Mr.- Degraw and Mr.
Lawshe. To address Mr. Meyer as "post
master general" and each one of the as
sistants as "assistant postmaster general"
was voted a waste of much government
time. The title "general" now applied by
everyone who has speech with officialdom
at the Pastofflce department was voted to
be a misnomer. This plain, every day
American title of "Mr." was then sug
gested and adopted. The "Mr." rule Is to
be strictly enforced.
The second assistant postmaster general,
Mr. McCleary, was the first to obey tha
new order of things.
"Oeneral," began a caller.
"Mlater, If you please," was Mr. Me
Cleary's Interruption. "That's ths new or
der. We must correct everyone." and soon
the title of general In the postal service
will be a thing of the past.
A special train of thirteen ears pulled by
engine 1813 carried New York's Thirteen
club to Washington for Its annual banquet
on the 15th Inst.
Previous to the dinner the membera of
the club were received by the president at
the White House. The dinner Itself waa
an occasion to shock the superstitious,
for every tradition of occultism was
Members walked under a ladder In en
tering the banquet hall, and, not being
able to limit the guests to thirteen, did
the next best thing and had 418 to ait down
at the table. The black cat, which Is the
mascot of the club, presided over the
revels, and among the decorations there
were three froga In gilded cages In place
The president of the club Inaugurated
the dinner by breaking a looking-glass, and
all the other guests were glvea a chance
to take a rap at It also. t
There were thirteen presiding officers,
thirteen courses and thirteen to a table.
Those who held seats numbered thirteen
were roundly cheered. Each guest wore
a badge numbered thirteen, and the manna
were of thirteen pagea each. Thirteen au
tomobiles met the visitors, who arrived
thirteen minutes uit the hour.
Thirteen only registered to a page at
their hotel. The club Is composed of prom
inent newspaper men of New York and
professional and scientific men from all
over the country.
Oreat Teat of Aett-Trasl Law.
Important as was the government victory
In the Standard Oil caae In Chicago, It Is
the suit about to ba begun In 81. Louis
which is expected to become tha great teat
of the anti-trust law. By this action ths
government hopes to dissolve altogether
the Btandard OU company of New Jaraay
and put an and to ths great trust.
Makes delicious hot biscuit,
griddle cakes rolls and muffins.
An absolutely pure, cream of tartar powder.
OVAL BAKINA OWDra CO.. NfWVOtK.
NEDR4SK. PRESS COMMENT.
Beatrice Bun: The governor vetoed the
bill providing a penalty for neglecting to
cut weeds. That wss tne proper iiuiig 10
do. Under the child labor law some
farmer might have offended against the
law by setting a boy under 16 to cutting
weeds. Weeds and loafers are the future
crop of Nebraska.
Oakdale Sentinel: We were considerably
puxsled at the absence of Representative
W. O. Fletcher when the vote wss taken
on a number of the measures before the
legislature. The Elgin Review explains It
by stating that Mr. Fletcher Improved th?
opportunity by attending a series of med
ical lectures. If true It Is hoped the d c
tor accomplished more good for himself
than he did for his district.
Sidney Telegraph: The legislature will
go down In the history of the state as a
legislature that legislated. From start to
finish It was busy attending to the busi
ness for which it was chosen, and it at
tended to It faithfully and well. It did not
do everything to suit everybody no one
expected It to but It carried out every
pledge of the state convention and parsed
a power of good, wholesome laws that were
needed and Will do much toward advancing
the general Interests of the state. Some
lams failed to reach shore that we think
should havs been passed, but maybe we
are wrong. At any rate we take off our
hat and make our most respectful bow to
the legislature of 1907.
Seward Blade: The people of Seward
county, regardless of party, may well feel
proud of the records made by their repre
sentatives and senator In the late legisla
ture. Dr. F. A. Marsh and J. P.' Btolx
were sent to Lincoln to carry out well
defined reforms and help enact them Into
laws which were demanded by the people,
and how well they have discharged this
trust a glance at their record and votes
on Important measures will show. Dr.
Marsh was soon recognised as one of the
strong members of the house, and both he
and Mr. Stols took an active part In shap
ing legislation. They were attached to the
most Important committees and In that
capacity accomplished much work, always
being at their posts at committee meetings
as well as on the floor of tha house at
critical times, and never failed to vote,
and vote right, on every bill. Senator Al
drleh, by reason of his experience aa an
attorney, waa soon regarded as a leader
of great capacity In the senate. His fear
less aggressiveness on the measures de
manded by the people soon won for him
the respect of his fellow members, and his
work will receive tha commendation which
It deserves from his constituents In both
Seward and Butler counties.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Now . watch the mercury rise to Its op
portunities. The crop of. straw hats escaped damage
by the late frost .,
The presence of . six automobiles at a
funeral In Chicago establishes the eminence
of the deceased.
Mr. Schwab Is more than welcome to
make as hot a contest as possible In striv
ing to outdo Carnegie In charity.
. The city of Tacoma puts scenery and
sentiment above tainted dollars and has
decreed that billboards must go.
Eighty-foot whales havs been seen cruis
ing off the coast of South Carolina. Sena
tor Tillman and his pitchfork are off on a
No more rice or old shoes may "be thrown
In Pennsylvania railway stations. Evi
dently the company Is bidding for the bri
Former Congressman Wadsworth of New
York let go a few feeling words when a
friend was ordered to quit the federal crib
and Is In -a mood to take every degree In
the Ananias club.
Lord Roberts Is the only man alive who
has the privilege of wearing two Victoria
crosses. One Is that won by himself In the
mutiny; the other Is that won by his son,
the late Lieutenant Roberts at Colenao.
Ex-President Cleveland has evidently
abandoned his former summer home on
Bustard's bay for his new home In Tarn
worth, N. H., where he has spent the last
two summers with his family. A new
house has been built for htm there.
By the death of Edward West Currier
of New York City, Yale university comes
Into possession of 8100,000. The fund Is to
be known as the Nathaniel Currier fund.
Its Income to benefit deserving students
Leslie M. Shaw In his new office In New
York gets around so early In the morning
as to make the office boys somewhat un
comfortable. He avoids the midday repast
at lunching cluba and aeeks a quick-lunch
place for sausages, buckwheat cakes and
Niagara Falls' mills whose backyards
project over the gorge north of the foot
bridge an the American side object to the
demand of Secretary Taft's scenic com-missk-n
for a more shapely appearance of
buildings and outlets. The Idea of combin
ing sentiment with cold-blooded business
Jars Niagara nerve, and that's something
of an Innovation.
Kansas City should be restrained from
abolishing oratlona and essays at hitch
school commencements. Reforms may be
necessary In some directions, but a live
community will find It hard to survive tha
loss of tha annual tnriller of the com
mencement chairman as he points the
finger of Joy at the graduates: "Cltlxens.
behold the finished product of our intel
ON'T forget to come in and pet some of thost
One Day Only, Tuesday, $1.15
They Sold aa High aa $2.00
Broken lines from tLis season's goods.
Plain white, plain blue, polka dots, stripes, etc.
Mostly coat style.
B a, WaOOI, Maaafar.
iiinnr of civilization.
More Satisfactory Llvlasr Possible at
Charles F. Lummla In Out West.
Civilisation Is a progressive disease. Its
most obvious symptom is that It gets us
on the run. With all Its Inventions. It has
found no device to put more hours Into the
day, nor more years to our span. In the
allotted time It has found ten times as
many things for us to do most of them.
Indeed, needless to be done, but "expected
of us." The natural result Is a hurry. We
do not really know why we run, nor what
we are running to; but everyone else la oa
the doubln-qiilrk and we fall Into step.
The man beside us drops out with nervous
prostration (an Invention almost as new as
wireless telegraphy, and quite as neeill, sa.
But we lenrn nothing from his fall nor
stop to nurse him. We close ranks and
Now, ns a matter of fact, there Is no
need to hurry. There Is no more to ba
done now than there was fifty years sgo,
when our gi-.indfut hers never dreamed tliey
hadn't time to write their own love let
ters. The only thinn we have to do now,
as then, Is to live. Tills consists In having
enough to ent, enough to wenr, enough to
do, enough to love. We can wear but one
garb at a time, eat only so much, do only
so much, love only so much. Our great
trouble Is In the needless multiplication of
subheads. The grest majority of our en
ergy is expended on flea-bite things which
have no blood relation with our neccsxttles.
We waste 90 per cent of our time mid
forces on activities without which we
would be Just as happy, Just aa healthy,
just as long lived. Above all. It Is our gait
that kills us. It Is not the distance wn go
(for that Is still the same short span irre
vocably marked out for us), but the pace
at which we go It. We are stampeded
"buffaloed," as they used to say on tha
plains of the blind panic of a herd. It Is
not overwork that kills. Probably no one
ever did too much work. It Is worry In
the work that is deadly. It Is the sand la
the Journals, the "hot boxes," the frlo
tlon, that spoil untimely so many splendid
We have all the time there Is. There's
time enough to live. Let's take IL
"Don't hurry, don't worry and never
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
"His father, I beJIeve, was a man who
won high honors."
"He was. There were six automobiles In
his funeral procession." Chicago Recordr
"Don't you agree with the president oa
being down on this molly-ooddllng busi
ness?" "Well, that depends."
"Depends on wnatt"
"On Molly." Baltimore American.
' Tve nothing to say against this Hague
business," remarked Uncle Allen Sparks:
"but big battleships speak a good deal
louder than peace congresses. Chloaga
"And I went to her window and pok4
my face In."
"Bhe did the same."
"She did the sameT"
"Yes poked tny face in." Cleveland
"I suppose you have a great many
"I don't know," answered the man who
seems popular. "I have never yet tried ta
get a note endorsed." Washington 6 tar.
"Do you believe old Mlllyuns' yoirnjf
widow Is really grieved over his death r
"I know she Is. Black Is awfully un
becoming to her complexion." Baltimore)
"How does that fashionable physloiaa
manage to get on aa he does?"
"Oh, he's such a Jollier."
"He went to the length of telling Chotly
Softed that he waa sure Cholly had soma
thing on his mind." Baltimore American.
The hero had Just taken up the gauntlet
for the fair lady.
"Juat wait," murmured the benedict; "In
another year he'll be taking up the oaxpeU"
Thus does real life break in on sweet
romance. New York Bun.
"If a man had aa arm long enough to
touch the sun and burn hla fingers." said
the professor, "he would not feel the paia
for 5,6!! years."
"And for ho wv many thousands of years
could he be heard swearing about It, pro
fessor?" asked the anxious student In the
second row. Judge.
A NON-PARTISAN SIGGKSTION.
B. E. Klser In the Record-Herald.
Ho, Yankee. Porto Rlcan and Texan and
Let's hall the peerless leader, the eloquent
The time haa come for putting all preju
For standing up united, white, red and
black and brown;
Let Bryan mount the platform and In a
Proceed to hand our Teddy another nom
ination. Ho, fiery Tennesseean and brothers of
Ho, men of every lowland and verdant
plain and hirhland,
The time has cume for casting our polltlos
And standing up as brothers with honor
and with prlrlo;
Let Teddy mount the platform and show
the way to Zlon
And freedom from oppression by nominat
And when the peerless leader and he that
rules, oh, brother.
Have won our trust by daring to nominate
Let GeorKln's .-i. Tom Watson, step forth
to do his turn,
To free the lanu from trouble and lasting
By eloquently adjlng another Innovation-.
Let Watson shine by giving them both the
Ming & Co
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