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Tiie Omaha Daily Bee.
Entered at Otnaht PostofTlce as eecond
etnas matter.
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rally Bee (without Bunday). per week.lOo
Evening Be (without Sunday), per week So
Evening Bee (with Sunday), per week...ltk
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In delivery to City Circulation Department.
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South Omaha City Hall Building.
Council Bluffs 16 Scott Street.
Chicago 16W University Building.
New Turk 1S08 Horn Life Insurance
Washington 725 Fourteenth Street N W.
Communications relating to newa and edi
torial matter ahould ba addreeaed, Omaha
Bee, Editorial -Department. '
Remit by draft, axpreea or portal order
payable to The Be i'ubllaliing Company.
Only s-oent atainpa received In payment of
trail account, personal checks, except on
Omaha or eastern exchange, not accepted.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.:
George B. Taachuck, treasurer of The
Bee Publishing Company, being duly
sworn, aaya that the actual number of
full and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning, Evening and Sunday Bee printed
during the month of December, 1307, waa
as follows:
1 8a,0O 17 30,840
1 37,150 1 36.680
I 17,370 19 36,540
4 37.890 tO 36,660
1 37,330 21 36,360
2 86.300
T 37,00 23 36,400
t 36,200 24 36,890
t 86,530 25 36.800
15 87,030 21 36,680
II 37,000 27 3630
12 36,740 28 36,380
13 37,680 20 36,800
14 86,610 SO 36,110
; la
36,550 SI 36,510
Totals 1,139,580
Less unsold and returned copies. 5,304
Net total 1,139,776
Dally average 36,444
' Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
I fore me this 2d day of January, 108.
Notary Public.
Babacrlbers leaving; the city (em
ailed to these. Addreaa will be
hanged as often aa relocated. ,
St. Jackson's day has come to be a
movable feast on the calendar of the
Jaeksonlan club.
The Mosquito Indians are on the
war path again In Nicaragua and many
citizens have already been stung.
David B. Hill is In evidence once
more, which will be excuse enough
for again writing his political obituary.
New Year resolutions are as fragile
as fine china and many of them are
broken, even with the most careful
Boston women have plao&l the ban
on Mrs. Qlyn's erotic novel. The next
step will probably be to bar It from
the males.
"What are the political Indications
for the year?" asks a Milwaukee
paper.' Why not consult the political
If the Caleb Powers jury really
stood 10 to 2 for acquittal. It remained
to be explained why the prosecution
got but two democrats on the jury,
The one regret ever the inheritance
by a Seattle bootblack of a fortune of
(00,000 ia the forthcoming flood of
reference to him as a shining mark.
The United States treasury starts
the new year with a deficit, due doubt
less to Its extravagance in buying
Christmas presents for eastern banks.
Then the coming trial of Harry
Thaw threatens to revive all those
Btorles about the several hundred
members of the original Fiorodora sex
tette. Oeorge Ade wants to go to the
republican national convention as a
Fairbanks, delegate. Someone should
tell Ade that the Fairbanks boom is
not a Joke.
One of the few certain things in life
Is that the man who swears oft smok
ing on January 1 gets a box of cigars
about January 4 as a delayed Christ
mas present.
Parties to a marriage in New York
must now have a license. If that
keeps up, parties seeking a divorce in
South Dakota may be required to fur
bish a reason.
No need to hunt a motive In any
democratic advice' to republicans. The
moving spirit Is to put the republicans
In the hole and give the democrats
some partisan advantage.
Speaker Cannon says he is prepared
tor an exceedingly busy winter. He
will have It, If he persists In trying to
head off all the legislation recom
mended by tb president
The American consul at Berne has
written a poem In which he speaks of
"a bat with a twilight brain." Aside
from that our relations with Switzer
land are as friendly aa ever.
That cartoon of . Grover Cleveland
as a teggar asktng for alms should be
idopted as a trade mark of the Bryan
It campaign and duly Inscribed on all
lemoc ratio literature and letterheads.
"What in the world." aska the Chi
lago Record-Herald. "looks more dia
toal than an empty candy box the day
ifter Christmas?" Well, an ernty
socketbook 4he day after New Year's
b some dismal.--
sicturr fob baxk qemsits.
States bordering on Oklahoma are
already preparing to take action at
coming sessions of the legislatures to
meet the step taken by the Oklahoma
lawmakers in enacting a measure de
signed to protect depositors in state
banks against loss. Some of the polit
ical experts in financial affairs have
been urging the adoption by congress
of a measure designed to furnish sim
ilar protection to the depositors in
national banks. The Oklahoma law,
therefore, attracts more than usual at
tention because it comes 'in the nature
of an experiment, the result of which
will determine action in other stateB.
In the analysis, the Oklahoma law
has the same objectionable features
that were proposed for the national
law on the same line. It makes com
pulsory a sort of a mutual protective
association among the bankers subject
to state laws, by the terms of which
each bank pays a fixed sum annually to
ward a fund to pay losses of banks that
may fall. The tendency of the opera
tion and enforcement of the law will
naturally be to relieve reckless and
unscrupulous bankers of a sense of re
sponsibility they might otherwise feel
toward their depositors and to encour
age them to engage In enterprises not
sanctioned by the rules of sane and
safe banking. Their disposition will be
to take larger chances with the money
of depositors berause guaranteed
against loss. In effectit must stimu
late get-rlch-quick flivan'clpf-lng as
against the slow but sure banking
It is as well, perhaps, that Okla
homa has decided to try the experi
ment, which will Induce other states
to wait for a time to see how the plan
By a ruling on petition for a tem
porary injunction Judge Redlck of
the district court has put in abeyance
the organization of the new office of
county comptroller, created by the last
Nebraska legislature. The carefully
prepared opinion of the judge upholds
the new law In every respect as being
properly drawn, legally passed and in
dependent in itself of all prerequisite
conditions, but he discovers in his last
paragraph that its enactment was pro
cured In consideration of the enact
ment of another law relating to the
office of city comptroller, which con
sideration may fail because of techni
cal defects, and he, therefore, holds
that the first law la invalid and cannot
be made operative.
This conclusion, of course, rests
upon a question of fact. Without in
any way intending to argue the case,
it is pertinent to ask. What would
have been the result had the legisla
ture passed the one bill and then
neglected to pass the second bill, sup
posed to ba ita. consideration?.. Sup
pose the governor had signed the first
and vetoed the second, which he' could
easily have done, because they came
to him at intervals of several days?
Or suppose the coming legislature
should cure the defect in the city
comptroller bill, for which It has
ample time, inasmuch as that law Is.
not supposed to apply until the end
of the present Incumbent's office,
would it revive the county comptroller
law and validate the election already
held under it?
All these legal questions will pre
sumably be answered by the courts
before the pending litigation is ended,
and In doing so they, will show us
how. if the first effort has failed, we
should go about it and establish the
county comptrollershlp as an elective
office, and eventually merge the audit
ing departments of both city and
county. This much, at any rate, may
be taken for granted, that the people
of Omaha and Douglas county want
their public business subjected to ade
quate audit and account, just as is the
business of other large corporations,
and that they want it done in the
most economical manner and with cen
tralized authority and responsibility.
If they have not already succeeded In
accomplishing their object, they will
continue to fight it out along that line
with the lawmakers and law Interpre
ters until they get what they want.
7rri .
The Bouth's bid for Immigration
needed to develop Its rich latent re
sources Is apt to full upon dull ears In
view of the action of Ooyernor Var
daman and the authorities of a num
ber of southern states in making It as
uncomfortable as possible for foreign
era ready to make their homes in the
southland. The Yardaman case, while
It may be an exaggerated Instance, is
really typical of southern sentiment
toward newcomers unable to present
pedigrees tracing lineage back to the
"first families."
In the Mississippi Instance, the gov
ernor has Issued an official order ex
cluding certain Italian children from
the public schools. The father, an
Italian, settled In Mississippi some
months ago and started his children to
school. When admission was denied
them he finally appealed to the gov
ernor. Affidavits bhowed that the chil
dren had been born In this country
and that they had attended the public
schools In New Orleans, where he had
formerly lived. He lnslntf upon their
rights aa native-born' Americans, but
his appeal waa rejected and the chil
dren ordered from the schools.
Governor Vardaman had no more
right to exclude these children from
the schools, their fitness having been
demonstrated, than h had to issue a
ukase prohibiting the president of the
United States from putting foot on
Mississippi soil. Yet the State) depart
ment at Washington ha decided that
it has no authority to interfere. Secre
tary Root, In answer to an appeal to
him, has replied that the father's only
recourse lies In the court.
Although the Incident may be
charged up as one of the vagaries of
Yardaman, it leaves small room for
wonder that intelligent foreigners hesi
tate about settling In the south. Small
wonder, too, that they do not under
stand the American system of govern
ment which, while promising equal
rights to all Its citizens, is powerless
to correct such cross abuses.
The latest sensational attempt of
a New York paper, In Its apparently
determined effort to rupture the
friendly relations between the United
States and Japan is contained In the
publication of a story to the effect that
some representative of the Japanese
government has secured secret plans
of the War department for "the mo
bilization of troops in the United
States and their transportation to the
seat of war." According to report,'
this highly prized Information la now
In the possession of the Japanese and
nothing whatever prevents the mika
do's army from sneaking up some dark
night and destroying Fort Crook and
other centers of mobilization and ren
dering the nation supine and helpless
in the face of a determined and re
lentless foe.
It Is apparently a most pleasant
pastime to unearth stories from time
to time of foreign spleg who have been
caught taking photographs of Ameri
can fortifications and army posts and
making maps of the country's large
cities. These tales are given the
widest publicity and might lead to all
kinds of international complications
were there any foundation for them In
fact. Neither the Japanese nor the
representatives of any other foreign
power should be classed as silly enough
to waste their time In such useless
The plans of American army posts
and fortifications are not secret. They
are submitted to congress when appro
priations are asked, and any hired
clerk could get all the data needed
from the public official proceedings.
The Investment of a few dimes In maps
and post cards would be all that Is
necessary to secure photographs and
other graphic information concerning
the topography and defensive features
of American cities. In short, this gov
ernment has never deemed it necessary
to cherish military secrets.
In case of war, our. troops would be
mobilized at the nearest army posts
and transported to the field of action
by the railroad offering the best terms
and guaranteeing the best service. A
foreign nation after Information on
ruch topics wastes time and money if
It seeks it through the use of paid
emissaries. These mysterious missions
and secret work of spies belong In the
class of summer fiction. They are out
of place in January when the country
lias settled down to midwinter solemn
noes. According to a French editor visit
ing in New York, all that prevented
war between Japan and the United
States was the refusal of France to
lend either nation the necessary funds.
He should explain further that France
did not lend the money for the reason
that it did not have it and the further
reason that neither Japan nor the
United States wanted to borrow It.
The democratic World-Herald de
clares that '";he Andrews blight has
fallen cruelly upon the university."
But remember that Chancellor An
drews was put In his present position
by the votes of a demo-pop Board of
Regents under the personally exerted
pressure of William Jennings Bryan.
A Standard OH official crltclses Com
missioner Knox of the bureau of cor
porations for discussing a case pend
ing In the courts. But the discussion
was started by the Standard Oil com
pany in Issuing a pamphlet In which it
tried to prove that the court was
wrong In Its findings.
Washington dispatches state that
Seth Bullock of Deadwood wore spats
at the White House reception on New
Year's day. As this appears to have
been all that was out of the way with
Seth's appearance, it is taken for
granted that he left his gun and his
spurs at the hotel. ,
Mr. Bryan frankly states that he
expects the republican nominee will
be Mr. Taft, although he would rather
it were some one else. Mr. Taft has
ventured no prediction as to the demo
cratic nominee, but he doubtless fig
ures It as going to Mr. Bryan by de
fault. Oh! Mr. Johnson of Minnesota,
won't you please come out and say
definitely and positively whether you
are a candidate for the democratic
presidential nomination and relieve the
apprehensive local democratic organ
of Its alternating fever and ague?
The State Bar association is about
to bold its annual meeting In thin city.
The attendance will, doubtless, verify
or disprove the report that the Ne
braska railroads are not Issuing passes
this year even to their local attorneys.
Stand I'p for the Ceoat.
Harper's Weekly. '
How many democrats axe there who find
Mr. Bryan's greatest recommendation as a
candidate in the conviction that ha cannot
b elected?
I arte Baaunel Overlooked.
Baltimore American.
Mr. Rockefeller's annual gift to the Uni
versity of Chicago this year was C291,
000, making a total of U.Srt.oa.M con
tributed to tUi Institution. IU It la raj
marked that he has not paid ven th flm
Installment of that I3".0i,0n0 fine Imposed
by Judge Iandls a few months ago.
Penalties af the Presidency.
Indianapolis Newa.
It Is an attractive Job In certain waya,
but It also has Its objectionable features.
For Insance. the shaking- of 6.5 more or
less miscellaneous hands on News Tear's.
Think "What Mlnht Have Been."
Portland Oregonlan.
A federal Judge at Denver rendered a
decision In favor of a lot of land fraud de
fendanta and the governor doesn't like It
and will appeal. We don't know that this
la of particular moment to anybody In Ore
gon, yet there are a few cltlsens who are
likely to prick up their ears when they read
about It.
"The Proai and Fear less" Hashed.
Baltimore American.
The racial rioting at Vancouver has con
siderably annoyed England. It has also In
tensified the silence of England as to the
Injustice of the United States toward Jap
anese immigrants. There is nothing so cal
culated to put a quietus to the habit of
holding up moral lessons to our neighbors
as to have the same lessons brought home
to ourselves, with our own morals tagged
Increased Safety on the Overland.
New York World.
The reduction In the number of persons
killed or Injured In accidents on the Union
Pacific from 2,0M In 1906 to 1,209 last year
makes an excellent showing for the im
proved signs! system by which this econ
omy of life was effected. Mr. Harrlman's
6,000 miles of road protected by block sig
nals evidence a regard for Bafety which
may be pleaded In extenuation cf other
shortcomings In railway management.
A Sample Case of Justice.
Collier s Weekly.
This is the slmnle tale of brother and
Bister, living on Staten Island, within a
half hour's Journey of New York cjty hall.
Feeling the financial depression they co
veted their brother-in-law's life insurance.
Brother-in-law himself was an obstacle,
wherefore they hired a needy person, tem
porarily out of work, to remove the in
structive relative by knocking him on the
head. In a moment of weakness their em
ploye informed upon them. They were ar
rested, put on trial for conspiracy to mur
der, and confessed. Thereupon Inatice.
embodied In the county court of Richmond,
tttaten Island, vindicated its majesty by
sentencing the brother In ten mnnih. i
JaH and paroling the sister. Thoughtful
sociologists who study America's ab
normally high murder rate should take ac.
count of this case.
Persistent Demand for Fair rlay for
Chicago Record-Herald.
There is no such thing aa discouraging
Secretary Taft In his endeavor to get
congress to give the Philippines fair play
In the matter of tariff regulations.
When ho was governor general of the
Islands he made up his mind that for the
prosperity of the island's people a free
market must be given In the United States
for their products, Including sugar and to
bacco. He also made up his mind that
for the credit of our own government, and.
Indeed, as a measure of self-protection
against Inevitable discontent In the Islands
later on, such legislation was absolutely
He has fought for such legislation year
after year since ho assumed his present
office. He has thus far succeeded only In
psrt. He has secured a reduction of the
duties, but not their removal entirely. He
has been beaten thtia far by the ignorant
selfishness of sugar arid tobacco growers
and by tho equally Ignorant selfishness of
men who object to any changes in the
tariff of any kind whatever.
The outlook ia bad for the present ses
sion, but Secretary Taft is as determined
aa ever. We know positively from his record
that he will keep on struggling year
after year for this measure of Justice as
long as lie remains In public life, and that
the only condition under which he would
cease to fight would be such a change in
the situation In the Islands aa would con
vince him that the free American, markets
were no longer needed.
The tenacity of Taft In all public busi
ness that has thus far come under his
charge Is one of the greatest of those qual
ities which have made so many republi
cans of the central west look to him as
their best leader In the struggle to secure
the realization of those national policies in
which they and he believe.
Incalculable Valae of the Policies) of
tho Administration.
Kansas City Star.
The fight of the people for the protection
of the country's natural resources against
the pillage and waste of vast combinations
of predatory wealth will probably be
brought to a substantial victory for the
national welfare before the Roosevelt ad
ministration ends. However, It must not be
forgotten for a single day that the opposi
tion Is resourceful In money and con
gresxlonal representation, and that it can
not be conquered unless the administration
continues to receive the popular support
that It has enjoyed in lta splendid policy
of conservation.
Also, it must be remembered that among
the policies Inaugurated by President
Roosevelt no other Is more deserving of
continuation, more essential to the future
well being of the nation, than this plan to
protect the publlo domain now held and
to make such additions to the forest re
serves aa are essential to the best possible
conservation of the timber, to the control
of the water supply, to the checking of
floods and the saving of the soli. It the
present administration should be succeeded
by one unfriendly to these measures the
work already accomplished In these direc
tions, no matter bow great and Important
that work might be, would suffer either
through a reversal of policy or a neglect
of duty.
Timber plunderers, with their habits cf
waste, with the forest fires that follow
their positively sinful methods of lumber
ing; the big sheep and cattle grazers, who
crowd out the small stockmen and over
grase the land to such an extent that vaat
areas become worthless for several years
following the raid of the herds these In
terests must be brought under control.
They must be made to lumber and graie
conservatively, to discontinue their waste,
to give the small men a chance, to make
room for the home builders; and they
must be made to pay reasonable prices for
what they get from the people's land.
This Is not merely a question of stop
ping graft, although that question alone Is
one pf momentous Importance; It is also
a question of giving everybody a square
deal, of saving the trees from fire and
mere timber gr.ubers. It is a question
of keeping a visit's supply of timber in this
country and protecting the grail ng lands
In such a way that they shall be continu
ously useful. And so far as the eastern
forest reserves are concerned, they must be
vastly extended, not only In the Interests of
the hardwood supply, but a'.so to protect
the valleys from the floods that devastate
them when the hills are denuded. This Is
everybody's business the bujilness gJT ?ver
atrluvlo cltUta.
Rlnplea on the Correal of I.lfe In
tho Meronolls.
Absentee landlordism la the nrlmin
cause of the rent strikes now In pro are us
In the crowded tenement sections of New
York City. Owners lease property for a
lump sum. The lessee sublets to tenants
collects the rents, and makes as few re
pairs In the building or buildings as poesl
ble. The direct result of the system Is ex
oroitant rentals, tyranlcal greed and
brutality. Writing to the New York WnrM
Jacob Rlls warmly commends th
of the tenement dwellers In fighting "the
usurious trine or lessees." Rents have been
raised many times In tenement r,t .n m-t
during the last few years, Mr. Rlls de
clares that Improvements required under
me new law ao not coat enough to Justify
these advances. Two years ago a num
ber of the tenants carried on a futile rent
strike. Since then, without tnimh
plaint, they have paid the higher rentals
wnen aoin to do so. To cover the ad
vances many have had tr .v.
Today In many three-room flats, formerly
occupied Dy one family each, there are
three families one In euoh ..., . ..
dltlon which materially increases the death
raie. particularly among children. Mr. Rlls
says, una tenement on atantnn
which houses sixty families. Is leased from
me owner at 18,000 a year. The lessee's
income, alter deduct nr all lr f-
payment or rent and le-al i hi..
possessing proceedings, Is 112,000 a year, so
he has a clear profit of Moon, if
tlply this one tenement by 300 with the
name ratio or profit, you will see what a
tremendous percentage of gain there is
lor a handful of leased ihHI,m. i
. - ..... . u , n iih in-
ruse to recognixe conditions which make
it Impossible for tenant
int-y uia a year ago.
Broadway frrHiuenter.
to the Identity of a comely young Southern
woman who, in order to nmtent h.r.n
against -mashers" n that ihn.,,.v,..
adopted a new method. On her right hand
sue wore a rour-ounce boxing glove, and
several men who encountere.1 he in ,.
vicinity of Forty-fifth street still bear the
Several weeks ago the vmimr wr,m.n
moved to New York city and aecured a
position aa a stenographer. She b6arded
in rorty-sixtn street, between Fifth and
Sixth avenue. On several occasions men
have accosted her, as she Is exceedingly
pretty and attracted manv nf tho i,
When she left her home aha s,r,r ih.
boxing glove. At Fortv-flfth atre.t o mnn
spoke to her. -W ithout a word the Southern
miss drew her right hand which had been
concealed In her muff, and gave the
"maaher" a blow on the left eye. He let
out a cry ad started up the thoroughfare,
running like a deer. Lieutenant Edmund
who was In charge of the uptown Detec
tive bureau, happened to be near and
grabbed tile woman, who was laughing.
"What's the trouble?" Leigh asked.
Then ahe told her story and showed the
gloved hand.
"I gave him a beauty, and I guess that
he will not insult any more women," she
"Leigh could not catuh the man and did
not detain her very long.
"Oh, I've hit several others before to
night. All of them Insulted me and here
after any one who gets fresh will be at
tended to," she said as she walked away.
Huboken is to be the Gretna Green to
which matrimonially inclined New Yorkers
and others will resort to avoid the pub
licity the new marriage law requires.
There Is every likelihood that It will soon
achieve prominence as an elopers' haven
for bashful youths, and maids will find
marrying made easy there. Under the
new law, that went into effect In New
York state, New Year's day, both parties
to the marriage contract must appear In
person before the county clerk and swear
to the minute and searching pedigree
which they must previously have made out
when applying for a license to wed. Under
the New Jersey law everything i is made
easy. No marriage license Is required,
and the couple may go before the nearest
Justice of the peace and have the knot
tied legally, simply and Inexpensively. Aa
an inducement one Justice In tho town
across the river offers bargain rates and a
wedding march on the phonograph thrown
There Is likely to be a run on the drug
stores for the tltian mixture. A large New
York department store has advertised for
a bunch of red-haired girls to serve as
waiters in the food adjunct of their estab
lishment. So far none of the fiery-haired
ones has applied for the Job. Inatead, the
manager of the store has been deluged
with letters, mostly from brunettes, who
have offered to take on the crimson head
dress If he will hold the Job open for
twolve hours. Only the real simon-pure
and not dyed-ln-the-wool article, he says,
need apply. But how can he tell the dif
ference? This Is why auburn-haired ladies
have the call. "Anyone who Is observant,"
says the manager, "must have noticed that
the red-headed girls are the ones who at
tract the men. Besides, they do not flirt
too much. While they can be Jollied well
I sympathize with the male party who gets
too gay with them."
No one who does not mingle freely with
the people of Wall street can imagine how
large a part superstition plays In specula
tion. Some traders are Influenced by the
veriest trifles. One man, says the Journal
of Commerce, will not do anything should
a cat cross his path on the way downtown.
Others habitually go short on dreary morn
ings. Others again will not enter any Im
portant deal on the 13th. Recently on Fri
day the 13th, trading was almost at a
standstill during the first hour. This date
has been so much talked of that It would
surprise ordinarily constituted mortals to
know the significance that has been at
tached to It by the rank and file of Wall
street. There was a Friday, the 13th, In
September, but nothing untoward hap
pened. Since then there haa been upheaval
upon upheaval, with the result that Wall
street was more susceptive than ever ou
the last Friday the 13th. Brokers have
long since learned the folly of trying to
dispel the crazy notinna of their customers.
It Is highly questionable If even the pass
ing of Friday, the 13th, without disaster
will effectively allay the foibles of those
who faced the day with trepidation. Su
perstition dies hard.
Residents in the neighborhood of Fifth
avenue and Sixty-fifth street are thinking
of locking up all their watches and clocks
to safeguard them from the pilfering fin
gers of a mysterious person who seems to
have no liking for money or Jewelry, but
consldera it worth whllo to break Into a
house merely fur a watch or clock that
may strike his fancy.
Mrs. A. E. Reynolds, who haa a board
ing house at BIS Madlaon avenue, ia one
victim of the man's peculiar mania. Last
Saturday morning she discovered that a
handsome rhinestone clock, preaented to
her laat Christmas by her hoarders, hsd
mysteriously disappeared. Nothing else In
the house waa disturbed. Mrs. Louis Slarr,
Jr., who Uvea en the fifth floor of (36 Park
avenue, half a doxen blocks away, left her
apartments for twenty minutes, and when
she returned found her handsome watch
and chain, valued at ti, mlaslng. A pin
cushion and bureau drawers, gleaming; with
brux I c and rlnga worth several times
that awouut,. wora left UDtatuhcd,
Sake Get
A Treat That ,
Mattes You Eat
Syracuse Journal (rep.): Some of the
politicians In Loncoln are working over
time trying to manufacture sentiment for
their favorite presidential candidates.
There can be no question but that a large
majority of the republicans of Nebraska
are for Taft as a first choice.
Atkinson rGaphlc (rrp.): Politicians who
are out of a Job are springing different
presidential candidates In tho hope that
lightning may strike them; but when the
clouds roll by they will find that the poo
pie still stand for Roosevelt Ideas, and If
they cannot have Teddy they will Insist
on Taft.
Nebraska Liberal (dem.): Those not af
filiating with the republican party will be
Interested In the LaFollette campaign In
Nebraska, for If Mr. Bryan should by any
circumstances be defeated, LaFollette
would be the first choice among the re
publicans and would be preferable to
many democrats prominently spoken of.
Loup City Northwestern (rep.): Frank
Harrison, always In the limelight with
some scheme or other, now drops his
Roosevelt boom and ha started a Ne
braska boom for LaFollette for president.
Frank sends the Northwestern his muldnn
effort circular In behalf of the Wisconsin
man. We hardly think Nebraska Is ready
to drop Taft at present.
Sterling Sun (rep.): Nebraska's senators
and members of congress have expressed
themselves aa favoring Taft for president.
In this they are doubtless in full harmony
with a majority of Nebraska republicans
at this time. Hughes has a few support
ers, LaFollette a few and Taft the rest.
Whichever Is nominated, Nebraska repub
licans will nto kick very hard. They will
be satisfied If it is not Fairbanks, Knox,
Foraker or some other of the trust sym
pathizers. Rushvllle Recorder (rap.): Secretary of
War Taft has not much time to talk about
his political future, but nevertheless he
says enough about the Philippines to in
dicate he Is not Indulging in any dreams
about the immediate future of that coun
try. Mr. Taft has certainly shown a most
Intelligent grasp of things during his long
Journey, and while his observations may
not be encouraging to those who act like
galvanised frogs, they will at leant com
mand the respect of the people at large.
Beatrice Kxpress (rep.): The Iafollette
press bureau has beeft established at Lin
coin and" has Issued a batch of newspaper
extracts showing friendly feeling for the
Wisconsin man's presidential candidacy. As
the design of the IaFollette boomers is
confessedly not to create sentiment, but to
ascertain the size and temperature of what
is already here, the effort of the bureau
may be accepted as purely one of informa
tion and' not Intended to Influence the
minds of Voters. As time goes on and the
bureau gets into good working order, it
will doubtless be able to present longer
strings of favorable newspaper clippings.
The first lot Is a trifle small to Impress
one with the formidableness of the LaFol
lette campaign in this state. .
Madison Clironlcle (r) The press
of the country Is busy these days
peculating In presidential timber. Of
daya speculating In presidential timber. Of
course the outcome will be similar to all
speculation. It Is an open fight In which
only one can win. From the time that Wil
liam H. Taft's name waa first mentioned
as a presidential possibility we have been
heartily In favor of his nomination. To
our mind he more clearly represents ths
temper and sentiment of the American peo
ple than any other man whose name has
been mentioned for the presidency. We
have the highest regard for Governor
Hughea and Senator LaFollette. but neither
of them haa gained, by reason of their
publlo career, the confidence of the people
to the extent of that which has fallen to
the lot of William H. Taft.
York Times (rep.): There Is no object
In supporting LaFollette in Nebraska ex
cept to handicap Taft. Our state has de
clared for the great secretary as em
phatically aa any state poaalbly can. Our
atate convention was almost unanimous
and our delegation In congross Is entirely
so, In endorsing him. It Is well known
that the president does not think anything
at all of LaFollette. He alwaya turned
to for Information regarding Wis
consin affairs and Ignored the erratic ex-
governor almost entirely. The fact Is the
management of the I.aF-ollette campaign,
whatever there Is of It, is assumed by a
man who has Just been frozen out of a
government position and who Is against
the administration. Perhaps the only way
any possible Injury could be done the Taft
Interests in Nebraska Is to support La
Broken Bow Republican: The movement
for the nomination of Taft la undoubtedly
stronger now than at any time alnce his
boom waa started. For a few weeks after
he left for tho orient the boomlet seemed
to sag In the middle, but with the reitera
tion of President Roosevelt's statement
that he would not be a candidate for re
nomlnatlon the Interest In the huge secre
tary's candidacy has been Increased.
Tuft's faculty of making good at every
position he haa tried commenda him to re
publican voters. He measures up to the pres
idential standard In every respect and the
fact that he will carry out the Roosevelt
ideas Is sufficient reason for many people.
The only objection advanced against his
candidacy Is by the labor unionists, who
are antagonistic becauae of some Injunc
tions granted by Taft when he was Judge.
This Is practically offset with them, how
ever, because of the knowledge that he
not a candidate of the trusts and the
financiers, the men with whom the labor
union people are moat at war.
We Tell ran
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k, -As iraou. ewAM, better w, m?ZXSfci,
fat Govrht, voljf, bronchi fit. forauUt ml nil iat minu.
Corn Syrup
It more than "goodneas"
it" a food to valuable in
Its properties that author
ities class it high among
food products. Not only
nutritiout but delicious
a golden syrup of ex
quisite flavor that pleases
all palates. For every use
from griddle cakes to
10c.. 25c, mf 50c.
In ir -tight tins.
Mr. Carnegie says that the civil war waa
Justifiable, and now anybody whft thinks
It wasn't Is without support.
Lamar Jackson, a full-blooded Choctaw
Indian of Atoka, Ok!., has been ap
pointed to a cadetshlp In the United Statra
Military Academy at West Point by Con
gressman Charles D. Carter of Oklahoma.
George S. Nixon, aenator from Nevada,
has a ranch of 45,000 acres In Wyoming
under fence and a farm of 1,000 acres In
Nevada. His mines In Tonopah, Goldfleld.
Columbia, Dlamondfield, Manhattan and
Falrvlew yield enormous wealth.
Always say, "for advertising apace,"
when you advertise that commodity. A
Chicago man read, "For space In thla car
apply to W. J. Champion," and he became
greatly excited In his clamorous search to
find the man, or his legal representative.
In order to get from 111 in space within
which to breathe.
A peculiar thing, brought out of the elec
tion to the senate of William James Bryan
of Florida, who will ' be the baby member
of that body. Is that most of the "Baby
Bunch" in the senate have, as the first
letter of their last name, the second
latter In the alphabet, B, notably Sen
ators Bailey, Bevcrldge, Burkett. Borah
and Brandegee.
Captain Plllsbury, the new chief of the
bureau of navigation. Is a recognized au
thority on the gulf stream, being the
author of the standard work of reference
on that subject. He devoted much time
to the study of the stream while he was
Connected with the coast Burvey and
the importance of his observations led to
his election to a fellowship In the Royal
Geographical society.
The exploration of the vast unknown
regions In the southern watershed of the
Amazon river between the fourth and
tenth parallela la the object of an expe
dition which is being organized In Bos
ton under the supervision of George M.
Boynton. It Is expected to begin opera
tions at Pernambuco next July. Mr.
Boynton Is a native of New Hampshire,
and has spent ten years in tho Amazon
basin, where his work has gained 111 in an
honorary membership In
Geographical society.
the Royal
"Ah." said Bragley, with a view to mak
ing Miss Wise Jealous, "I was alone last
evening with someone I admire very
"Ah!" echoed the bright girl. "Alone,
were you?" Philadelphia Press.
"When I am busily encaged in thinking."
remarked the doctor, "all the noises on
earth can't disturb me."
"My stars! exclaimed the professor. In
his astronomical way. "Do the wheels In
your head make so much racket as that?"
Chicago Tribune.
Tli rA,vlver f nr th defnnrt r.nrniratlnn
was making his first report.,
"Your honor," he said, "I find that the
Jl.iin.iil.lnul ..nltaniDn riiii,trt.ltiv 4Vi&
corporation had received evervthlng before
I got there." Philadelphia Ledger.
'You must take pride in the fact that
you are making history."
"I don't know," answered Senator Sor
ghum; "after reading volumes describing
wars and the errors of selfish ambitions, I
have nearly concluded that history is a
bad Job." Washington Star.
"Here, here!" cried the copy editor,
what do you mean by saying here the
prisoner laughed aloud for mercy?' '
"Mecause x nai s exacuy wnai ne aia.
replied the bright reporter; "the Judge
had Just made a silly Joke at his ex
pense." Philadelphia Press.
' i
Pastor (making a call) Your husband la
one of our parlahloners, Mrs. Jyooba, I be
lieve, but I have not seen him at churoht
lately. '
Mrs. J y cobs No: I heard tilra say a
week or two ago that he waa going to er
take a layoff till the holidays ware over
Chicago Tribune.
The Assyrian was scratching some blare
glyphlca on a brick.
"What you wrltln'?' asked his chum.
"Hanged If I know," responded the en
graver, "but I guess some of those Asey
rlnloKlsts of the twentieth centupr pan
translate it all right," Philadelphia '
1 '
"I made Tom quite angry the) othef '
"How did you do thai?"
"Ho buys me such beautiful JaOk
roses, and I asked him If he wouldn't
bring me one of those Jack pots ho and
my brother were talking about to put
them In, and he told me afterwards I
oughtn't to have said such a thing before
father. Wasn't that funny ?" faaltlmore
mmmm i I
Harper's Weekly.
There Is a stable where 1 keep
My horses and my carriage;
Adjoining on each side's a place
My coachman calls a "garrldge,
He dors nut liku the gasoline;
He says it simiIIs the carrlagea,
"The bl lined smell la a nulaanoe, and
Hit cornea from them 'ere garrldgea.V
When my man and the chauffeurs meet. A
DucU flies into a dreadful rage:
One of them aaya, " 'Taln't from taf
The smell don't come from my garrayge,
I don't uae nuthln' but the beat.
And will not while I draw me wmgea
I have the cleanest place In town
Look at them other big gorrayges.
And then the other man butts In
(He of the second place has charge)
He Is a Frenchman, and he says.
"Don't talk to ma of your garraghe)
I use se finest gasoline
Look at my bills an' see se chsrgea V.
Ze smell cornea from aa osser place;
Mine Is se best of all garraghea."
I wonder how 'twould be If I
Should get a car and sell my carrlafo.
And whether I should keep It in
A "garrayge," "garrarghe," or a 'gar
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