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STATEME?TT OF CIRCULATION.
Bute of Nebraska, Douglas County, hb.
Charlea C. Roeewater, general manager
f The Bee PubllKhlng Company, being
duly aworn, lari that the actual number
pr full and complete copies of The Dally,
renlng and Bunday Bm printed
Ourlng the month of April. 1007, was as
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2 ' So,340
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CHARLES C. ROSE WATER,
Subscribed In my presence and aworn to
aerore me mis sum aay or April. isof.
M. B. HINQATG,
WHEN OUT OP TOWH.
Sabserlbers leaving: the city tem
porarily shoals' have The Be
anallea te them. Addreaa will be
changed ae often aa regaested.
May shows symptoms of being an
other near-Spring month.
Chicago is Just now enforcing a wide
Urn ordinance. Why not Omaha?
John W. Qates and his son an
nounce their removal from Wall street
to Easy street.
Russia's refusal to send warships to
the Jamestown exposition must have
pleased tho -North Sea fishermen.
The Washington ball team lost only
throe games last week. The others
were postponed on account of cold
Mrs. William Thaw denies that she
has endowed a western college. Mrs.
Thaw la using her surplus Just now to
. Secretary Taft will not admit that
be la a presidential candidate. Sena
tor Knox is willing to admit that he is,
but can offer no proof.
Cleveland has an establishment for
manicuring the claws of cats. An es
tablishment for manicuring cats' voices
would be more popular.
- This demand for an open book cam
paign in 1908 will ba succeeded a
little later by the demand for the
usual pocketbook campaign.
. Germany has passed a law prohibit
ing the throwing of mud at animals.
Germany evidently objects to having
animals treated like politicians.
Leave it to a vote of the men who
servo on the Juries and the proposi
ti far a new Douglas county court
EtreM would carry unanimously.
Charlemagne Tower says that di
plomacy should be a profession. The
pubUo hat a notion that diplomacy Is
f. ready too much of a profession.
-'; General Kurokl's reputation as a
ttrateglst does not suffer by tho fact
thatch has left San Francisco off his
Itinerary for his visit to America.
Sir William Ramsey claims to have
filscovered a method for making arti
ficial copper. Montana mining pro
moters have been doing that for years.
" Speaking of "big broad men," Col
onel Bryan welghB only thirty-five
pounds less than Secretary Taft and Is
blessed with good appetite and diges
tion. t James J. Hill says the success of
tha nation depends. '.upon the number
pf worklngmen who turn farmers. Mr.
Hill has millions of acres of farm
lands for sale? ...
Llllia Dovereaux Blake', insists that
the American eagle, the brand selected
for the national emblem, la of feminine
gender. Male or female, it Is so molly
coddle, at any rate. ; v ', .
"Fast trains out t .Chicago keep
pretty close to their .schedule," says
the Chlca.TO Tribune. Even tho train
men, apparently, are anxious tp make
the fastest time possible in getting
away from Chicago.
The cxar'e eldest daughter Is said to
be one of the moat beautiful and ac
complished women In Europe and
very wealthy in her own right. It la
too bad she will probably have to be
atl-fied with a Russian grand duke
for a husband
Anxvnniyo the tMxicRAtiTs.
The commission appointed by the
president to study the immigration
problem had opportunity last week to
Ett strong- light on one phase of the
subject when 20,000 alien laborer
landed at Kills Inland the largest nil m-
bcr that ever came to America before
dy- EHiB l9,an1 "
equipped with facilities for handling
8.000 Immigrants a .day and the one
jay'g arrivals completely awamped the
' ' "
Immigration officials. But one of the
problems that has heretofore caused
much trouble and more concern to Im
migration and civic officials In New
York City was wanting In the record
breaklug day. The Immigrants, al
most without exception, had tickets for
polntaoutalde of New York and most of
them Were anxious to get away from
the metropolis as quickly as possible.
The distribution of immigrants has
been a vel problem, most of the ar
rivals in the past showing a disposi
tion to locate in the cltlet already over
supplied with alien laborers. The im
migrants now arriving have heard the
roar of industry in the west and are
hurrying to participate in the prosper
ity that is enriching the owners of
railroads, mines, mills, farms and fac
tories throughout the country and of
fering compensation for Investment of
brawn and enersy.
Under existing conditions, the record-breaking
influx of alien laborers
can occasion no alarm. Estimates in
dicate that the number of Immigrants
arriving in America this year will ex
ceed 1,000,000 but a Job Is awaiting
everyone of them. Farmers in the
Mississippi valley region are offering
as high as f 2 a day for laborers, while
the scarcity of workmen in the mill
districts of New England and the south
amounts almost to a famine. The
chief immigration problem Just now Is
how to get more of them to contribute
to the advancement Of the nation's in
VSCLK SAM 8 CASH SCPPLT.
Financial experts are persistently
clamoring for some adjustment of the
national laws by which the volume of
currency may be Increased with- the
growth of the natlqn's commercial and
Industrial interests. Notwithstanding
a multitude of proposed schemes con
gress hesitates to tinker with the
money laws, however urgent such de
mands may be from the viewpoint of
the -experts. The official reports
of the government's fiscal operations
for April show, however, that the vol
ume of currency Is being increased at
a steady rate and Is now greater than
ever before In the history of the na
tion. The government mints in April ex
ecuted gold coins valued at $3,643,040
and silver coinage half-dollars, quar
ters and dimes to the value of $1,
306,847, together with J630.150 in
nickels, a total coinage of 15,379,037.
This was supplemented by the placing
of $20,200,000 In gold certificates into
circulation, making the total money
in circulation in the nation on May 1,
12,932,106,026, the largest in the his
tory of the country. On the basis of
a population estimated at 86,838,000
the circulation per capita on May 1
amounted to $34.16, or 10 cents above
the highest level ever before reached.
During the month of April, 46 na
tional banking associations were char
tered with an authorised capital stock
of $5,480,000, making a total of 6,422
national banks in the country with a
capital stock aggregate of $887,684,
276 and an outstanding circulation of
$699,913,840. Government receipts
from revenues showed an excess of
$5,186,181 over expenditures for
April. The national operations are all
recorded on the gain side of the ledger.
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UR. 8HAWS WAR DREAMS.
It is difficult to believe ttfat Leslie
Mortimer Shaw, former governor of
Iowa, late secretary of the treasury
and long prominent in the political and
financial life of the nation, has had
his mental vision warped by a brief
residence in New York. Chief of
many charms that distinguished his
official career are a perennial optim
ism, and a steadfast refusal to give up
his western viewpoint, but his latest
address, delivered before a banker's
convention at Worcester, Mass., In
dicates that he is beginning to look
into the future through Wall street
glasses and sees a gloomy outlook.
"Aa sure as the Anglo-Saxon blood
runs red," Mr. Shaw is quoted aa say
ing, "there is to be an awful war.
There are two great nations that can
contest for the Pacific and this war
will be settled at an awful cost." !
Mr. Shaw'e prediction of war was
made in support of an argument in
favor of the enlargement of the Amer
ican merchant marine, by the ship sub
sidy routo. He contended that we have
nothing llko adequate protection
against the possible assaults of an
cnemron the Pacific and urged prompt
action by the government looking to
the proper equipment of a Pacific fleet
of invincible strength and the fortifi
cation of Pacific coast towns. In no
otter way, he urged, coulo America's
present and natural domination of the
Pacific be protected and maintained.
Promoters of an Increased navy and
advocates of ship subsidy legislation
will doubtless endorse the attitude of
the ex-secretary, but the laymen will
with difficulty reconcile the prediction
of war with the recital of the causes for
It. Mr. Shaw called attention to the
international commerce of America
and explained that our exports exceed
those of any other nation by more than
$100,000,000. Our exports, he said,
consisted largely of food products,
cotton and other raw materials, of
which we have a surplus and which
the world can obtain In no other mar
ket. The world patronises America In
these lines "because they must have
these supplies and can obtain them no
where else." Accepting this statement
as true, It does not seem reasonable
that any foreign power, which must
have a portion of this American sur
plus, should Inaugurate a war against
America, the result of which Inevitably
would be to reduce the surplus of pro
ducts and thus directly Increase the
price of the products which the world
THE QUEST IOX OF OOOD STREETS
The most pressing problem Omaha
has to meet Just now Is that of getting
Its streets once more into first-class
condition. The wretched Btate of our
pavements, with few exceptions. Is
thoroughly Impressed upon every one
compelled to traverse them, and can
not help but strike every visiting
stranger unfavorably. Omaha has
long boasted its finely paved streets,
but to put hundreds of thousands of
dollars into costly pavements and then
let them stand most of the time in a
condition of bad repair is not an eco
The promise Is made that the work
Of street restoration will proceed soon
without interruption to the extent that
available funds permit, but that is not
the only thing that Is necessary.
Measures should be enforced to pre
vent the further destruction of our
streets by the Indiscriminate cutting
of the pavements. No' new permits
for street cuts should be issued to any
contractor or franchlsed corporation
until previous cuts made by them have
been completely . restored. Some
brake should also be put upon the ap
propriation of the streets by building
contractors who destroy their surface
by mixing mortar, storing sand and
other building materials upon them.
Still another preventive measure
would be the enactment and enforce
ment of a wide tire ordinance to pre
vent the wearing of the pavements by
sharp wagon wheels.
In other cities all of these precau
tions are taken and as much care put
upon the preservation of the street
pavements as upon their original con
struction. There is no good reason
why Omaha should not have its street
pavements kept in serviceable condi
tion at all times at ordinary expense
for repairs Just as well as any other
city whose Btreets are subject to the
same wear and tear of traffic.
The State university regents also
threaten to go into court to find out
whether, under the appropriation of
the "proceeds" of the special univer
sity levy, they will have to wait until
the money is collected into the treas
ury before drawing warrants against
it. As a prelude they are picturing
the terrible plight in which the uni
versity will be if the authorities rule
against them. It is not quite so bad
as that, however. The university will
not have to shut down. The univer
sity fund is supplied from various
sources besides the special mill levy.
It takes In more than $100,000 in reg
istration, tuition and laboratory fees;
it gets $75,000 from university lands
and investments; it gets about $80,
000 from the federal government as a
'beneficiary of the Morrill and Hatch
funds; it Is counting on nearly $30,000
from back taxes collected in excess of
its previous estimates, and has several
other little nest-eggs to draw on. The
chances are good that the ghost will
continue to walk regularly at the uni
versity without passing the hat for do
nations whether or not the regents are
allowed to spend the "proceeds" of the
next tax levy before there are any
If the Kearney Normal school peo
ple make their contention stick that
the governor's time limit had expired
before he vetoed their appropriation
bill they might revive all the other ap
propriations knocked out by the gov
ernor's objections, among them the
$30,000 for the School for the Deaf
at Omaha. No one in Omaha, how
ever, is going wild over the prospect.
In explaining the need of another
loan the treasurer of the Jamestown
exposition declares, "The finances of
this exposition are on a more stable
basis than has been the case with
other expositions." Please note an
exception for the Omaha exposition of
1898, whose finances were on such a
stable basis that it paid back 90 per
cejt of the stockholders' money.
The signal service corps Is said to
be contemplating a balloon trip from
Omaha to Washington some time dur
ing the summer. That is not usually
the best season to get passengers to
Washington. The travel in that di
rection is more attractive right after
Experts differ as to tha amount of
damage done by the snow and frost
to fruit trees In this vicinity, but they
will get together when they fix the
prices of the crop later in the season.
Chicago has placed a ban on 5-cent
theaters and patrons are now asking
if there Is any difference between a
5-cent show and a $2 show. Well,
there is a $1.95 difference, anyway.
Down in Lincoln the Park beard is
asking for individual contributions to
help beautify a new park. Up in
Omaha the Park board la using park
funds to save individuals the cost of
paving streets abutting their property
by calling the streets boulevards for a
Delng duly warned in advance of
the coming of the Omaha Commercial
club's trade excursion, the people of
the Puget Sound country will have
nothing to do but to surrender.
Don't Crowd the Limit.
Paul Morton thlnka ani'ther period of
national depression will never come to thla
eountr;-. There arc no Indications of ca
lamity now, but with a people as restless
and adventurous we are there cannot
be high flying without Interruption.
The Retort Courteous.
Colonel Bryan'a opinion that ex-President
Cleveland has belittled himself by his re
lntlor.j with tho life insurance companies
lr r.ot sound. It Is aa necessary for ex
Presldenu to earn a living us It Is for
thoae who have only run for the offle.
The Man Who Dnea Thing.
Bt. Louis Olobe-Pemocrnt.
Having brought about the regulation of
railways and the reduction of paatenger
farce to 2 cent. a mile, President Roose
velt will shortly undertake to dispose of
the problem of car shortage. The country
Is fortunate In having a man at the helm
who can do things.
Cncle Bam'a Growing Surplus.
The government treasury last month
added tO.O0O.00O more to lta large surplus
revenue accumulation for the current fiscal
year. It now amounts to above $56,000,000,
compared with only $4,000,000 for the corre
sponding period of last fiscal year. , This
reflects continued business prosperity and
unprecedented Importations of dutiable
Publicity In Campaigns.
The proposed national publicity law, re
quiring the publication of campaign con
tributions, la In line with the Idea of the
day that publicity la the cure for many
pressing national ills. Questionable meth
ods will always be used while there Is
probability of their being kept secret, but
It Is when they are forced Into the lime
light that their danger becomes too great
for their transaction. Deeds that must be
done In the open, with full public knowl
edge, arid consequently subject to the all
powerful Influence of public opinion, must
conform more to law and Justice than those
protected by the darkness of public Ignor
ance. It Is the "knowledge which the mass
of the people now possess which has led
the way to the correction of so many pub
lic abuses and forced reforms beyond the
power of the strongest politicians to op
pose. EnrnnrnitlnK the Young Poet.
Emporia (Kan.) Gaiette.
Every man, woman and child should
write poetry. It Is like bolls, It prevents
worse sickness. If there were more poets
there would be fewer criminals. Poetry
Is In every man's blood. If he doesn't
write it at some time or another during
his' life watch out for him. His wild oats
are unsown; they will rot In his system
and sour his nature. Write poetry, there
fore, so long as there Is a jingle In your
soul. The man who would advise corking
up poetry unwritten In a human heart
would soon have all the world full of
brain-storms and the devil to pay. It's a
great business, this poetry business. And
the man who hasn't had his fling with
love' and dove and spring and wing and
klea and eyes and Hps and sips and honey
dips (Inspected and guaranteed absolutely
pure) Is like the man who died aged 72
years without being hungry he missed a
lot of fun filling up.
AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL. NOTE.
Colonel Bryan Delicately Admits lie
New York Bun.
This autobiographical passage In a recent
speech of Mr. Bryan's is Instructive:
My living Is as secure as that of tnv
millionaire in tne lana.
Conflagration may wipe out the wealth
of a millionaire, but no conflagration can
rob me of the political asset which has
been given me oy tna assent of ,600,0uo
ah i nave to ao is wnat I want to do.
No one can withhold from me the means
of earning a living.
For nearly eleven years Mr. Bryan has
had not only bread and butter but cake.
As a writer, a lecturer, an editor and a
newspaper proprietor, he makes a good
living. Nobody grudges It to him; may he
live long to enjoy It; but It is entirely prob
able that he would be still an obscure at
torney if a bit of twudry rhetoric had not
hypnotized an hysterical national conven
tion. The "asset" which he speaks of is
financial aa well as political. His paths
drop fatness. His prosperity Is the most
evident which he preached so long, the
gospel of Ocala and populism. Now, rich
and Independent, he is properly grateful:
I have nothing to ask of the American
people. All I asx is a chance to pay back
tho debt I owe to them.
Is the debt not paid already? Govern
ment railroads and the Initiative and ref
erendum; surely the American people will
not ask Mr. Bryan for anything more.
E. H. Harrlman, the railroad magnate,
has purchased 100 acres fronting on Broad
way. Scarborough-on-the-Hudson, for $80,
C00. It is said he will build a big man
sion. His majesty, Chinkalonghorn, king of
Slam, Is about to visit London. It Is ex
tremely doubtful whether Mr. Chuckalong
horn can give the natives any pointers In
Contrary to the general belief In Kansas,
D. R. Anthony will not be the tallest mem
ber of congress. Anthony Is ( feet 4 Inches,
but Congressman "Cy" Bullaway of New
Hampshire is feet t Inches.
Up to the present time the management
of the Jamestown exposition shows do dis
position to admit those members of the
Smith family who want to giet In on the
ground that they are related to the original
Samuel Douglas McEnery, Louisiana's
senior senator. Is nearliig his seventieth
birthday and except for defective hearing
he Is hule and hearty. He was educated at
the United States Naval academy, but pre
ferred the life, of planter to that of a naval
Therdore N. Vail, who has been elected
president of the Ajneiican Telephone A
Telegraph company, of Boston, at a salary
of tlVX), has rUen to his present position
from a farmer boy. He was born in New
Jersey sixty-two years ago, and in his
youth worked cti a farm In Iowa.
Henry Jackson, a wealthy Indian living
on the Klamath reservation In Oregon,
wants a suitable white husband for his
daughter and has offered a large sum. sums
say $50,000, for such a son-in-law aa will
And favor in his sight. Above every
thing the candidate must, be a foe of liq
uor, tha red man's worst enemy. Jackson's
own son, once a fine young man, baa fallen
a victim to firewater and is now dying of
consumption. The Jackson herd are plllraj
fast and the old Indian wanta a aou-lo-taw
capable of managing thorn.
HOUin ABOIT SEW TORK
Rlpplee en the Carrent ef Mr
One of PulTaln Bill s thrillers tork a run
on Jt-ofirtwHy one day Inst week and mirta
every mother's son on tho walks Jump f'r
a Are escape. The freak was a motor
"locomotive number W. Union Pacific Over-
land Limited," which appears In that trt
of the wild west show depicting the famous
train hold-up at Rig Springs. From where
It had been made, TInhoken, to Its Madison
Square Onrden destination, the engine made
a trnll of scared horses and astonished peo
ple. By means of a special apparatus the
loud puffing sound of a real loromtlve
was reproduced, adding greatly to the ef
fect. This substitute locomotive was designed
by Miller Reese Hutchinson, president of
the Universal Motor company, and was
built at the plant of the Funk Engineering
company, of Hoboken. The amok la rro- I
duced by a sneeia! device, and In order
that the machine may turn corners It Is
fitted with a mechanism for raising the
front bople wheel and the front driving
wheel of the set on each side, so thst It
becomes a four-wheeled vehicle which may
be easily steered.
John W. Gate's reservation of a suite of
rooms in the new Plain hotel, which will
cost him $42,P00, has called attention to the
staggering prices paid for accommodations
In the great- hotels and apartment houses
of New Tork, says the Times. Fifth ave
nue, of course. Is the street on which the
highest rentals are charged. At the Hol
land house, for Instance, there are suites
consisting of nothing more than two rooms
a parlor and a bath costing $15,000 a year.
These are comer aultea, with a frontage
on Fifth avenue. Fully thirty-five suites
In this hotel are leased by persons who are
practically permanent guests. No other
city can show anything like such prices for
hotel accommodation, nor even London
during the season, when all hotel rates are
raised from 30 to W per cent.
At the Waldorf-Astoria there ore a num
ber of permanent guests paying In th
vicinity of $20,000 a year for small suites.
Prices of on Impressive nature are likewise
the rule among the apartment hotels in
the Fifth avenue district. At the Renais
sance', on the corner of Forty-third street
and Fifth avenue, suites may be made up
according to pleasure of the persons leas
ing them at tha rate of $W to $800 for
each room per month.
In the apartments above the Van Nor
den Trust company, on the corner of Fifth
avenue and Sixtieth street, 10-room suites
cost as much as $12,000 a year, unfurnished.
At the Bolkenhavn, on the corner of Ffty
ninth street. $9,000 a year for a furnished
apartment and $7,500 for one unfurnished
are by no means unusual figures. But when
It Is considered that James J. Hill and
other magnates frequent this region when
In town, such prices begin to appear less
astonishing. Apartments at Sherry's arc
leased at the rate of $1,000 per room a year.
The average cost of small suites In the
Sherry building Is $5,000 per year.
Of course, almost everybody stops to see
the fire engines go by, but the one place In
New York where this apparatus gets the
largest audience Is on Broadway, betveerl
Thirty-fourth and Forty-second streets, on
a pleasant Sunday night. Aa a rule that
thoroughfare la less crowded with vehicles
and street cars on a Sunday evening than
at any other time In the waking hours of
New Yorkers, and this gives the drivers the
best chance in the world to let their horses
out to the full speed. Aa the engines or
hook-and-ladder trucks go tearing up or
down town every passerby on the pave
ments on both sides of the street flock to
the curb, and not only waits until the fly
ing apparatus passes by, but stands watch
ing it until It Is out of sight. To stand on
the rear platform of a Broadway car and
watch this spectacle of arrested humanity
Is to get a fresh impression of the warm
Interest the average New Yorker takes In
the working of the Are department.
There Is a movement on foot to have the
salaries of the supreme court justices of
Manhattan Increased from the present
stipend of $17,500 a year to $2S,000. The
prime cause of the move Is to prevent the
high-standard Incumbents of the bench
from being weaned away by corporations
able to pay $25,000 or more a year for the
brains they need. Among the men who
have left the supreme court bench of re
cent years are Morgan J. O'Brien and Jus
tices Hatch. Russell and Keneflck. Justice
O'Brien was guaranteed $25,000 a year when
he left his place on the supreme bench.
Reports for the year 1900. disclose that
New York City had the most startling
and stupendous growth and real estate
activity the world ever saw In one city.
Rapid transit improvements at New York,
together with the tremendous growth of
population, were responsible for a total
rise of land values In Greater New York
and Its suburbs last year amounting to
And TTTe activity of New York realty In
general Is shown by the fact that the total
recorded real estate operations during 1906
The record breaking activities include
the continuous growth of New York In
wealth and population, the construction of
rapid transit routes subways and bridges
-which will total In value $1,000,000,000, a
Present values in most of the suburbs
are rising under the Influence of steady
buying. Every month pr two adds from
10 to X per cent to values In many of
the more desirable sections. The work
of the city's appraisers was closed before
current high price levels had been at
tained. It Is believed they will show even
greater increases for the next year.
Half of the $600,000,000 increase on the
assessment books waa due to building
operations, leaving a net increase In land
values of $300,000,000.
The total assessed value of real estate
tn all the boroughs of the greater city
was $5,738,i87,24fi for 1906.
Abbreviated bathing suits, top and bot
tom, are a source of great concern to the
residents of Rockaway Beach. The scan
dalous disregard of modesty and tha
shocking suits, or lack of them, Is endan
gering the morals of the children, engen
dering discord In families and causing un
told jealousy among the fair sex lacking
In the proportions to wear scanty adorn
ment. So flagrant Is the abuse of the bathing
privilege, combined with the unadvertlsed
living pictures, that a committee of the
Rockaway Beach Taxpayers' association'
called upon Deputy Police Commissioner
O'Keefe and requested him to take some
action toward the regulation of the sire
of the suits. The deputy commissioner
doubted his jurisdiction in the matter. He
endeavored to bury the Issue for the time
being on the excuse that he is a married
man, and, therefore. Incapable of being
an impartial Judge In such affairs.
"You know, gentlemen," said Mr.
O'Keefe, I am a married man and cannot
very well accept any job which would
Involve the censorship of bathing suits.
Some one might object"
Fortunately (or the business of the coun
try, an agreement has been reached be
tween Germany and the United States so
that they can go right aheag paying each
ether tariff dutlea,
rnntKKi rnnn commit.
Vtlca Sun: Apprehensive people are atsIjnMle ftrnslnar l.snrls for Herds
ready beginning to worry over the trouble
Nebraska democrats are bound to encounter
In finding an Issue for the mxt state cam
paign. Every pledge that party and Its
populist allies ever made has been crrle I
out by the republicans. And still the dem
ocrats are not harry.
Primrose Reeotd: One of the many good
features of the new primary law Is that
It will shorten the campaign. True, there
will be quiet work through the summer
on the part of politicians to procure places
on the ticket for their favorites, but there
will be no more June conventions and the
annual hair-pulling proper will be cm-
fined to the months of September and Oc
Fremont Tribune: Don C Despatn has j
been appointed labor commissioner until
December, when It Is expected that Sen- I
ator Norrls Brown will -And him a position
In the national service. Mr. fcesnatn Is a
live and capable young man and the mem-
bers of the legislature who chuckled when
they cut out the salary of the chief clerk
In the labor commissioner's office because
Desnaln was drawing It have another
Auburn Republican: It Is being accepted
as a fact that Tom Majors is paying fare
when he travels on the railroad these
days. He waa at Nebraska City Inst week
and three private detectives, four sjwcal
correspondents, a group of local reporters
and one private cltlsen saw him deposit
the $2 cents necesssry to purchase trans
portation to the "Athens of Nebraska."
The sight of Tom Majors paying railroad
fare was enough to make the angels weep
with joy, for it presages the millennium.
The "anti-pass law" has wrought miracles,
but none greater than this.
Beatrice Sun: The question aa to whether
the Omaha brewers furnished aid nnd com
fort and financial support to the repub
lican party in the campaign two years ago
Is being discussed by the democratic pa
pers of the western part of the state.
What la the difference? If the brewers
put in the money the democrats must have
been the beneficiaries. It would not be
necessary to buy republican voters to vote
the republican ticket. If the money fur-
nlshed by the brewers enabled the repub
licans to supply a market for democratic
votes and the democrats availed themselves
of that market and sold their votes, there
should be no complaint from the demo
Aurora Republican: We have always been
taught to believe that the railroad man
agers were long headed business men. We
are losing our early belief. Events of the
past few months have forced the conclusion
that many of thefe princes of business and
finance are lacking in good business acu
men. The loss In Influence and prestige to
the Burlington and Union Pacific railroad
companies In resisting the payment of
taxes is self evident This action brought
on a storm around the heads of the rail
road officials and cemented as nothing elfie
CoilM hava Ann th. nnnr..l.n- .W.
' ...w uyvDiuuu TT 1 1 1 k II j,rU"
pie feel toward corporations which at
tempt to ride rough shod over the rights
of the people. The latest show of poor
business sense Is the threat that tha Bur
lington will oontest the legality of the
2-cent fare measure In this state. It Is
conceded by those who are familiar with
the workings of that law together with the
anti-pass measure that there la no financial
loss to the roada In passenger traffic. The
institution of this suit would then appear
to be nothing but a show of 111 nature and
bad temper. Be It said to the credit of
the under officials who reside tn the state
and know the existing conditions that they
advise a cheerful compliance to the laws
which have been recently enacted. The
railroad owners In the eaat who do not
know the weight and power of public sen
timent and cannot understand why the
common people have to be heard andreck
oned with are the fellows who are directing
the opposition to the new made statutes.
Firmly conrolous of the power of money
and Its kindred Influences, which once pre
vailed broadcast, but Is now, thanks to a
slow but sure awakening of public con
science, fading In many states and com
munities Into history, they cannot conceive
the conditions which prevail here. But
they are going to learn their lesson, The
people are thoroughly aroused and money
and influence and political power will not
stand1 In the way of public will. Had the
railroads of Nebraska submitted quietly
to the weight of public opinion they would
not now be In the depths of disrepute. As
It Is their lesson will be learned with dis
astrous consequences to themselves.
Concerning Stalklnar Horses.
Kansas City Times.
There Is an amusing side to Foraker'a
charge that Secretary Taft Is only a
"stalking horse" for the president. It is
the Idee, that Mr. Taft could be thus used
by anyone, even the president. He. is not
that kind of stuff, and the country knows
It. If he wanted to work for another
Roosevelt nomination he would come Into
the open and declare himself. There would
be no reason why he should not. And If
there were such a reason he would not
assume a misleading attitude; he weul4
remain In the background. On the other
hand, Foraker Is not a fool. He knows
that he can never be president of the
United States. He knowa that the best
he can do for the special Interest he
represents Is to make the effort to Sbntrol
the Ohio 'delegation for those Interests.
And that is what he proposes to do.
From New York
rather than "the man from Missouri " was the on
who said "show me" as to life insurance Everyone
knows that the New York Legislature investigated the
insurance situation but everyone may not know that the
insurance laws of New York are now recognized as the
best in the world. Other states will doubtless follow, but
New York has led the way in laws made in the interest of
operates under these laws. Its policies
have the state's approval. It is withal a mutual company
beloriginu to its policy holders and they must therefore
participate in the vast savings and economies which have
been put into effect by the new management Things
are bound to be good for the Mutual Life policy
The Time to Act is NOW.
For the new forms of policies consult our
nearest agtnt, or write direct to
The Mutual Life Insurance Company
i new Tork,
t'ci.K 8M'! rATtnfti:
Wall Street Journal.
Uncle Bum, unlike Job the rich man of
the east, does not own many cattle and
horses, or sheep and goats, but he fur
nishes an enormous Amount of graslnf
land for those who' do have herds and
flocks. The total number of grown stock
allowed to arase uoon national forest lands
I nurnK the season of 1907 Included l.SSS.OoJ
catlp ,, norso, and 4,sX sh.-ep and
Although Uncle Sam Is a peaceful Ian.'
lord, his shepherds and cowboys are not
always nt peace with one another. Out
In the mountain reeions where pastures
' are rather scarce, people who own cattle
"lr " l" 7 "" -
Tno .arrels " the ciytlomen and sheep-
"re "ol Dnm on pounn" "l '"r""n,u
antipathy as a rule. A flock of sheep
1 moves along In a dense body, cropping the
I raM " closely as almost to destroy tha
1 chances of another year's growth. Cattle
Km ring Is much less harmful" to the turf
because it leaves grass In condition to do
something next year.
WHAT 19 A DEMOCHAT t
Question riaeatel by Remarks of
Nehrnakan In the Fnst.
Philadelphia Record (dcm.).
Dr. Miller of Omaha, who has been a
wheel-horse of the western democracy fop
forty years, has been talking entertain
ingly in New York. In his opinion Bryan
Is a populist masquerading as a democrat,
and Is the cause of all the democratic de
feats In the last dosen years. Still, ha
doesn't see thnt there Is anything for the
democrats to do but to nominate Bryan
once more and go down to another defeat.
"Brian has talked of many things," ha
said, "but he has always avoided the turlff.
That Is the issue which should be made."
As It looks to him. Bryan and Roosevelt
are running a foot race to see which can
be the more radical. The bitter's popular
ity he thinks Is now at Its highest point
nd there la certain to be a reaction. Dr.
j Mlller is an unreconstructed Tllden and
Cleveland demotrnt, and while the democ
racy has not yet slouched off populism ha
still hopes It will do so by 1912. As Pupa
says. "Man never Is, but always to- be,
"I suppose you feel safer since the pure)
food laws' have been passed."
"No. The only difference Is that In order
to enjoy my dinner I have to be careful to
avoid reading the labels." Washington
"Sweet Molly O!" warbled the tenor.
"What was her last name?" wondered
"Coddle." growled the basso. Washing
Doctor (to his patient, who Is 111 with ty
phoid fever) This Is proliably caused by
some water you have drunk. When did yoa
last take some?
Patient About three years ago, I think.-
"You're not so strict with that youngster
of yours aa you used to be," said 1'opley'a
"No; for economy's sake I'm not," replied)
Popley. "Every month I used to have ta
buy myself a new pair of slippers and him
a new pair of pants." I"hlladelphla lYess.
"That young doctor Vinj't been located)
In our town very ' . but he's very
"Yes, he believes In reciprocity. He
makes acquaintances In the hope that hie
acquaintances will make him." Detroit
Stern EJmployer Come here, boy. How
many grandmothers have you got?
Surprised Office Boy Two, sir. Just like
S. E. All right. Now, remember, I have
you on record, and twv are your limit for
Hue season. Baltimore American.
"Are you getting acquainted In your new
"Well, some. The postman and the Ice
man seem to be, quite cordial, but I haven't
met the ashman yet." Philadelphia Ledger.
" TUB LEGEND OF EVIL.
This is the sorrowful story
Told when the twilight fails.
And the monkeys walk together,
Holding each other's tails,
"Our fathers lived In the forest;
Foolish people were they:
They went down to tho coinlnnd
To teach the farmers to play.
"Our fathers' frisked In the millet,
pur fathers skipped In tho wheat.
Our fathers hung In the branchew,
Our fathers danced In the street.
"Then came the terrible farmers;
Nothing of play they knew,
Only they caught our fathers,
And set them to lubor, too!
"Set them to work In the cornland
With plows and slrkles and flails.
Put them In mud-walled prisons.
And cut off their beautiful tails.
"Now. we can watch our fathers,
Sullen and bowed and old,
Stooping over the millet,
Sharing the silly mould.
"Driving a foolish furrow,
, Mending a muddy yoke,
Sleeping In mud-walled prisons.
Steeping their food In smoke.
"We may not speak to our fathers.
For If the farmers knew.
They would come up to tho forest
And set us to lubor, too."
This Is the horrible storv
Told as the twilight fails.
And the monkeys walk together.
Holding each other's talis.
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