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THE OMAHA DAILY BKE: TUESDAY.. .TUNE .10. 1008.
The Omaha Daily hee.
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSE WATER
VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT OF CI RCtTt.ATION :
Ptat of Nebraska n.iugias County, sa :
tlforn B. Tuchuck. treasurer Of The
r. e Publishing company, being duly sworn,
s thai the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning.
Kvenlng and Pundv Bee printed during
the month of Mav. 1308. waa as follows:
1 36.M0 1 38.100
8 38.620 17 3,060
1 36.700 IS 36,830
36,830 19 35,980
8 36,980 30 38,830
36,680 91 35,930
T 86,610 03 35,850
8. 36.370 83 35,800
36.130 S4 36,100
10 36,300 95 36,000
11 36,350 86 35,900
13 ...30,310 87 35,990
13 36,180 88 30,80
14 36,090 89 35,880
13 36.880 30 36,460
l.tsa unold and returned copies.. 9,tit0
Net total 1,110,710
. .iiy average 35,839
GEORGE B. TZ3CHLCK.
Eubsorlbed In my presence and sworn
to before me thla 1st day of June. 1'.
M. P. WALKER.
WHEN OUT OP TOWJt.
Sabscrlbers leavlnw the city tem
porarily sfcoald have Tke Bra
mailed to them. Address will ba
hanged aa often requested.
The rersian lamb lias no business
in Teheran these days. ,
For a double-header Omaha's Park
board is getting along quite peaceably.
Lightning missed Governor Hughes
r,t Chicago and also on his automobile
The Fafo and untie part of tin:
Knurl li of .J iil.v celebration should be
gin light away'.
I.oiil.-liina lias ii Initialled its raec
IratK.s, bin in makine; little effort to
do away with i' race wars.
Omaha's building opera) ions do not
iwiito.lu .irjtyscL. Uio. industrial depres
ion liv any Kiilniunl wl let-tip.
The Navy department has com
mended David II. Ki.er for bravery.
That lad is llviiiK up to his iimne.
OyFier Hay promises to be only heu-
i 1 1 1 In the running this sniunier, Hot
Spi injss, Va., having the tall for first
The anti-Bryan democrats are be
javing as tamely as though they were
n fear of being excommunicated
Since his marriage Joe Lelter has
become convinced that the cozy corner
U much to be preferred to the corn
The weather man will please take
notice that while we all want plenty
of rain, we would rather not have It
all at one time. 1
"Think of the talk to come between
now and next November," says the
WajBhlntgon Herald. Why think of
If our overhead streams could only
b controlled and utilized they might
tolve the water power problem for us
without digging a canal.
Something must be wrong with
Murat Halstead. His biography of
William H. Taft and James S. Sherman
Is not yet on the market.
"What prominent Nebraska demo
crat is deserving of the title 'The
Great Faultfinder'?" asks the Kansas
City Star. Now, all together!
"Kansas has never had a cabinet of
ficer," says the Kansas City Journal
Kansas has had few statesmen of cabl
net slxe since the days of Ingalls.
"Is there anything peculiar about
the Denver atmosphere?" asks a sub
gcrlber. Not a thing, except that it It
to be democratic for a week or so.
Our democratic friends might have
expedited matters and saved a lot of
r and tear by locating; their na
tional convention at Lincoln instead of
No correspondent has had the nerve
to report what those Chicago demo
crats had to say when they found
themselves in Lincoln over Sunday with
the lid down tight.
Is going to second the nomination of
Mr. Bryan ai uenver. mourns is al
ways strong in bU dramatic handling
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01 cornea y niaioriaio.
The railway passenger business to
Nebraska is reported to bo better even
than las.t year. The railroads must
be disappointed in the failure of their
predictions of direful results from the
2-cent fare law.
M) RE rVBUC A D IS AFFECTUM.
emocrt8 who did everything they
ronld to encourage opposition to the
nomination of Mr. Taft at Chicago,
hoping for disaffection and dissension
In the republican ranks that would
benefit the democrats In November,
must be chagrined nd disappointed
to find all the republican leaders
cheerfully acquiescing In the voice of
the Chicago convention and preparing
to give the ticket enthusiastic and
loyal support. Not only has the dis
sension predicted by the enemy failed
to develop, but. on the contrary, every
prominent republican who figured as
a candidate before the convention has
given assurance of active work for the
No surprise need be occasioned by
the announcement that Senator Fora
ker will take the stump for Mr. Taft.
Mr. Foraker has always prided himself
on his party loyalty. He is a fighter
who has been prominent In his party
for a generation and has often made
vigorous, sometimes bitter, fights in
conventions for his favorite, and
against the winner, but he is a repub
lican and has never failed to abide by
the action of the national convention.
Vice President Fairbanks and
Speaker Cannon have both publicly
pledged their active support to the
ticket named at Chicago and will both
take the stump during the campaign.
Senator Knox, immediately upon the
conclusion of the first ballot at Chi
cago, sent Mr. Taft his cordial con
gratulations and later, in an address
before a Philadelphia republican club,
paid a glowing tribute to the "ability,
Integrity, Judgment and good sense"
of the nominee.
Democratic hopes have also received
a rude shock from the statement of
Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, ex
plaining his position and pledging ac
tive support to the republican ticket.
Colonel Bryan has been making a
strong bid for the support of the La
Follette following, but Mr. La Fol
lette has made it plain that while
he believes some of the platform dec
larations should have been more rad
ical, he will be for Taft earnestly and
ardently. He declares that he is ab
solutely convinced that needed re
forms, both in legislation and in po
litical methods, can come only through
the republican party.
Governor Hughes of New York, ad
dressing the Itepublican club of New
York City with approval of the Chi
cago convention, said:
Th republican party Is never In want of
a man able and equipped for his task, for
the great task of governing a free people
In constitutional method. But there never
has been a man called to that task with
the equipment of William Howard Tft.
That is the plain fact. Hla record may be
examined with a microscope. His long ca
reer In public office, from early manhood,
In various spheres of activity, may be sub
jected to the most rigid s.ru'lny, and out
nf all of it will only come an enhancement
of respect for the man who so nobly
typlrics what we regard as capacity for
Mat, xmiinshlp. ': ' ' C
And it Is because 1 believe Ihet in the
leader selected by the convention we not
only have a man notably equipped, but
we have a true and sympathetic friend nf
the people, a man who will be a leader
In nil honorable proKrc!s. a man who
will devote his groat abilities to the solu
tion of the problems which confront us. a
man who will be unreservedly a true Amer
ican, vlelrting to none in his desire to pre
sent' pute and uncorr.ipted the constitu
tion of the United States and the stream
of authority undefiled. that 1 yield sup
port and every earnest endeavor on my
tart to secure the election uf Will. am llow
All this makes It plain that the men
whose political ambitions were not fa
vored by the convention at Chicago
are not disaffected. They realize the
Importance of united party action
against folly and Ill-considered Ideas
of government and the necessity of
adherence to republican principles as
essential to the maintenance of repre
sentative, constitutional government.
As a result, not a note of dissension
worthy of consideration has come from
any republican In high standing. All
the leaders are lining up for the bat
tle with the determination to repeat
the victories of 1896, 1900 and 1904.
IF CRATITVDE COCHTS
In his refusal to make public his
preference for the vice presidential
nomination at Denver Mr. Bryan is
playing shrewd politics, but no one
need doubt that he has made his choice
and will announce it at the psycho
logical moment. As a matter of fact,
the promulgation of Mr. Bryan's selec
tion of a running mate is the only
thing left for the psychological mo
ment, without which no national con
vention can be properly conducted. Mr.
Bryan has nominated himself for first
place, has uamed the temporary and
permanent officers of the convention,
has framed the platform and entrusted
it to the keeping of a confidential mes
senger. and has arranged the entire
schedule for the big show. The dele
gates must have some excuse for the
trip and some reason for wilting col
tars in caucuses and chinfests, so every
democrat who wants a little publicity
will bo accorded the privilege of Incu
bating a short-lived vice presidential
boom. It will amuse the onlookers
and. in the end, do no harm to Mr
Bryan's plan, but will merely pave the
way for the enthusiasm of the psycho
logical moment, which will be about
the last number on the program.
The list of democratic aspirants and
near-aspirants for vice presidential
mention U already long and growing
every day. There is Judson Harmon
of Ohio, who does not want It; Judge
Gray of Delaware, who does not care
for It and could not get it if he did;
Judge Morgan J. O'Brien of New York
whose other qualifications are eclipsed
by the fact he is a college chum of
Judge Alton B. Parker; Lewis Stuy
veeant Chanler of New York, who be
longs to the nnwatered social stock
of the "00;M David R. Francis, who
held a cabinet office under President
Cleveland; Congressman Burton Har
rison of New York, who likes the pub
licity; John Mitchell, who would re
sist, a draft for the place; Governor
Johnson of Minnesota, who Is a "first
place or nothing" democrat; W. L.
Douglas of Massachusetts, who has re
fused the empty honor in advance,
and Charles A. Towne of New York,
Minnesota, Manila and all the way sta
tions. Doubtless there will be other en
tries before the race starts, but it Is
the first bet that Charles Arnette
Towne will be played for place in the
free-for-all. The form sheets, the
Judgment of the insiders and the logic
of events combine to make htm an
odds-on favorite. When he left his
happy home In the republican party
In 1896 he gave up a seat in congress
to stake his political future on the 16
to 1 Issue. He officiated at the birth
of the national silver republican party
and became its leader. He was nomi
nated for vice president by the silver
republicans and by the populists in
1900 to run with Bryan. Loving his
chief more than personal preferment,
he thrust aside the proffered crown
and made way for the fossilized Adlal
Stevenson of Illinois. He has always
felt that the result in that year might
have been different had he not made
the sacrifice demanded by Mr. Bryan
and party expediency. Rewarded later
with a two months' appointment as
L'nlted States senator from Minnesota
Mr. Towne has since been biding his
time, awaiting the uprising of the
people to do him Justice. It is true he
has a business office in Wall street,
but, be it understood, not as a hire
ling of Predatory Wealth, but as the
commander of an outpost of the enemy,
securing plans of fortifications, look
ing for the weak points in the armor,
to be ready at the signal to lead the
democratic hosts against the Money
All these experiences and qualifica
tions give Mr. Towne claims possessed
by no other aspirant. None knows
better than Mr. Bryan that discarding
Towne would savor of the sting of in
gratitude. If gratitude counts for any
thing In politics, Mr. Bryan will, at
the afore mentioned psychological mo
ment, Instruct the convention to cast
1,008 votes for Charles A. Towne for
vice president, and then entertain a
motion to adjourn.
F1XISHIXG THE FEE Q RABUlfrG.
The recent decision of the state su
preme court that the district court
clerk has a right to insist on prepay
ment of fees because he is held re
sponsible to the county for all the
earnings of his office, should go a great
ways toward finishing the fee-grabbing
business in Nebraska.
The Bee has been enlisted for years
in the movement to stop fee grafting.
The Bee and Its editor forced through
the legislature the original law fixing
a salary limit for the clerkship of the
district court, which' had previously
been a wide-open graft, and it followed
this up last year with a law removing
the sheriff's compensation from the
fee basis. With salary limits for
former fee offices and enforcement of
the rule laid ' down by the supreme
court for financial responsibility for
all the earnings of the office, the fee
grab game as it was formerly worked
will have been wiped from the map.
The supreme court decision referred
to Is of twofold Importance, because it
will probably work both backward and
forward. A number of suits are pend
ing In this county to collect fees which
former county officers failed to turn
into the treasury, and if the county
wins out it will mean from $40,000 to
$50,000 to the credit of our taxpayers.
This burden will not necessarily fall
on delinquent office-holders and their
bondsmen because they can still go out
and collect back a large part of tlie
money from those who failed to pay
In at the time. Such an outcome, how
ever, will not only clean up past scores,
but also stop future litigation, and it
should be remembered that not a sin
gle fee officer has gone out of our
court house in years without taking
with him a bunch of disputed claims
and a few law suits with the county.
The delinquent fee money which
may be collected back sinks to insig
nificance in comparison with the
amounts involved for the future. With
the offices which collect fees put on a
strictly business basis for all time to
come, the leaks will be plugged so
that the taxpayers will pay fixed sala
ries to their officers and employes and
have the benefit of all the money that
comes in over the counter. The com
plete elimination of this uncertain ele
ment, which has been a constant in
centive to corruption, should also come
with the finishing of the fee-grabbing
and constitute the most important gain
KEEPla THE FAITH.
The result of the municipal elec
Hons Just held in the republic of
Panama Justifies the course of our
government in taking proper precau
tions to prevent an outbreak among
the warring factions and furnishing a
complete answer to the charge that
the administration at Washington was
planning to exert its Influence for the
Arias party candidate. Returns
show that the elections passed oft
very quietly with good majorities for
the ticket supported by General Obal
dia. a candidate against General Arias
for the presidency of the republic, in
the elections to be held next Sunday
The United States government has
had no interest in the Panama elec
tions except to see that they were
conducted In a legal and orderly man
ner. With the politics of Panama
this country is not directly concerned
at all, but It has a very deep concern
in the preservation of peace on the
Isthmus. This was threatened by the
factions that were ready for open riot
nd insurrection If such methods
could further the political Interests of
their candidates. Both parties were
warned by Secretary Taft against any
outbreak and the warning was sup
plemented by the dispatch of a strong
force of American marines to the
Panama canal one to be on hand In
case of emergency. That their services
were not needed is doubtless due to
the fact of their presence. This gov
ernment Is under treaty obligations b
preserve peace at Panama and is do
ing it in a manner that should prove
a wholesome object lesson to all the
Mayor Brown of Lincoln has been
commissioned to carry the Bryan plat
form to Denver, where the convention
will go through the formality of en
dorsing it. The delegates will not
know Just exactly what they want In
their platform until Mr. Brown un
covers. We are told that the choice of Theo
dore A. Bell of California for tem
porary chairman of the democratic na
tional convention is "a recognition of
the west." Possibly. But it looks
more like a recognition of the suprem
acy of Mr. Bryan, who absolutely
dictated the selection.
The badges which, are to decorate
the manly breasts of the Dahlmanltes
on their coming political excursion are
to carry a small medallion of Mayor
Jim. That ought to insure prompt
return to owner If any of them get
lost or fall by the wayside.
The telegraph companies are pre
paring to handle about 6,000,000
words by the special newspaper corre
spondents at Denver. This will be
exclusive of Ig. Jehovah Dunn's nomi
nating speech and Mayor Jim's talk
on the side lines.
Our local democratic contemporary,
the World-Herald, asserts that "thou
sands of Nebraska democrats voted for
Roosevelt." If they did they did so In
spite of the fervent appeals of Mr.
Bryan begging them to vote for Wall
Because he made two unsuccessful
efforts to capture the pennant, Clark
Griffiths has resigned the manage
ment of the New York base ball team
in the American league. Mr. Bryan
will look upon Griffiths as a quitter.
Castro Is determined to fight the
United States, even if he has to invade
the country via New Orleans. With
such a warning, the chief of police of
New Orleans will take proper precau
tions for the nation's safety.
Lewis Nixon says he will not be
a candidate for the democratic vice
presidential nomination because he
has to work for a living. If he were
elected vice president he would not
have to work for a living.
A Perplexing? Problem.
Bt. Louis Times.
We are right at the point where the man
with the two weeks' vacation la wondering
how he can make It three In order to get
a chance to rest after he gets home.
Rnoniih to Go Around.
Perhaps the splendid victory which has
Just been achieved by the Cummins men
In Iowa Is merely designed to demonstrate
that there is glory enough for all.
Won't Be Happy Without It.
We think that those German experts who
never will be happy until Japan thrashes
the United Slates are doomed to die with
a great unsatisfied longing In their breasts.
Eaalnar "train oa l.nnsra.
People who like to hear Pryan talk and
there are many of them will be delighted
with the announcement that his speeches
are to be distributed over the country by
phonograph. It will be agreeable news
also to the republican campaign man
agers. Land K rabbins Made Odious.
The conviction of Hyde and Schneider,
plunderers of the public lands, Is a profit
able operation from every point of view.
It cost the government J18.SS0, but the net
result Is the restoration to the public do
main of more than 100,000 acres of land
conservatively valued at ll.000.COO. Still
greater Is the moral benefit afforded by
the punishment of men so adroit that it
required years of pursuit to bring them
to justice and compel them to restore
their plunder to Its rightful owners.
THK RELlGIOl S FAKIR.
Impnolent Pretentions of Donrle, Alias
The latest example of the rise of a re
ligious faker occurs in Chlcaco, where
the ghost of the defunct Dowie has arisen
In the person of hla brother. The lute
John Alexander Dowie. who called him
self Elijah II, died disgraced, but there
are still some people who believe In htm,
and now hla brother comes, railing him
self Moses II. Ho says that he Is a
brother of Elijah and that the spirit of
the dead prophet has descended upnn
him and that all other claimants to the
dlvlne-heallng properties possessed by
Uowle are frauds and Infringers on his
The new prophet sa that he and his
dead brother were born In Scotland and
that both were born with the gift of
divine healings. The' present prophet sayj
that he was so much superior to the first
Dowie that Klijah stole his name and
came to America, where, after mukln
a great success, he failed. His would
be successor says:
"I am the greatest divine healer the
world has ever known. All my brother did
In Chicago he learned from me. I have a
divine commission to carry out the teach
ing of the seven books nf Moaea which
are not In the Bible. I am the reincarna
tion of Moses. Where I have healed the
multitude I am known as Moaea 11."
Clad In robes of silk, this new religious
faker proposes to resurrect Zion, cure peo
ple of all diseases by laying on of hands,
and. of course, he will art money for It.
if it were not ao pitiful that poor people
should be so easily gulleii Its mould be
ridiculous to think that any aane people
could b taken In by such blasphemy and
M TIO A I, t OM MITTF.EM N II I P.
Sterling Son: Victor riosowsler cf The
Omaha le. wss selected as the republl
crn nntional committer nmn from Ne
braska, ar. hone r worth sspirinc. for.
Hastings Tribune: As a national commit
teeman Victor Uosewater will leprescnt
the good republicans of Nebraska with die"
credit to himself and the entire state.
Oakland Independent:. Victor Rosewatrr
was made national committeeman from
this state at the republican convention.
This outcome was to be expected since
Rosewater's Influence gave Taft such a
boost for the presidential nomination.
Central City Republican: The Nebraska
delegation has elected Victor Rosewater
national committeeman, he receiving nine
Votes. Pan Nettleton received one Ion?
vote. Rosewater did not vote, otherwise
he would have had ten votes.
Bradshaw Republican: Victor Rosewater
has been- selected as national committee
man for the republican party ot Nebraska,
and the great reform element of the party
that stood for Reese a year ago, has been
snatched bald-headed and completely un
horsed. Elgin Review: Victor Rosewater. editor
of The Omaha Dally Bee, was chosen re
publican national committeeman from Ne-bra-ka
at the Chicago convention Tues
day. It la an honor be-Mowed on a worthy
man. and he will look after Nebraska
Inteiest in national politics all the t'.me.
Alnsworth Star-Journal: Vlc:or Rose
water was not the Star Journal's personal
choice for national committeeman we were
for Uncle Dan Nettleton. but we have a
great deal of respect for the man wlih the
ability to get there. Now that he Is elect-d
he shall have our loyal co-operation and
Albion Argus (dem.): Following In the
steps of his father, Victor Rosewater has
been elected a member of the republican
national committee. It don't make any
difference whether you like him or not,
he seems destined to cut a wider swath
than Borne who think they are better than
he, and hence are envious of him.
Nellgh Leader: Victor Rosewater of The
Omaha Bee is the ntw member from Ne
braska of the republican national commit
tee. Regardless of a strong opposition, he
has forged to the front in Nebraska poll
tics and has proved his capacity, and
especially so In harmonizing the antago
nistic elements In Douglas county.
Wood River Sunbeam: Victor Rose
water has been chosen natlo-ial commit
teeman for the republican party of Ne
braska. Now If Victor will put us much
enthusiasm Into tho work -of the party as
he has done and Is doing In his own bo
half the republicans of the state nay
feel that thry have a good man nt the
Papllllon Republican. The selection of
Victor Rosewatfr, editor of The Bee, as
national committeeman for Nebraska, was
an honor worthily bestowed and will meot
with tho approval of the rank and file of
the party in this state. Taft's strong
following in Nebraska was due In a great
measure to the able efforts of Mr. Rose
water In his behalf, and we are plad that
he has been rewarded with this honor.
Howells Journal (dem.): Victor Rose
water has been chosen a member of the
republican national committee from Ne
braska. His ambition Is to go to ihe
United States senate and It Is going to
keep his enemies In hla own parly awake
nights to prevent him from succe-ding,
and It is an open secret that they will vote
the democratic ticket to thwart hi plans.
Central City Nonpareil: "Uncle Daji"
gets Just one vote, and that was cast
by Senator Norria Brown, who has not
forgotten iliat the country newspapers
come nearer reflecting the wishes of the
rank and file of the party than any other
political agency in the state. Perhaps the
election of Victor Rosewater was a good
thing for the party, and then, again, per
haps It wasn't. Time will tell.
Newman Grove Reporter: Senator
Brown Is keeping hla record straight.
Wlien the Nebraska delegates to the Chi
cago convention voted for the national
committeemen he was the only one who
voted for Mr. Nettleton, who was the
unanimous choice of the progressive press
of the state for that place. Governor
Sheldon voted for Warner; one vote waa
cast for Rinaker, two for McCloud and
the rest for Rosewater. It can be stated
on the authority of The Bee that "Mr.
Rosewater modestly thanked the delega
tion for Its action." Of course Butkett
voted for Rosewater. lie. wants to keep
his record straight, too.
Fremont Tribune: There are very many
republicans In Nebraska who will not en
thuse over the selection of Mr. Rosewater,
for they are disposed to remember the at
titude of his newspaper toward many can
didates of the party In the past. But since
his accession to the editorial chair he has
devoted himself to harmonizing factional
differences and to a stricter party, ad
herence. By this course good results has
commended the young Mr. Rosewater to
party favor Tl.e campaign In Nebraska
this year will be eseclally strenuous. As
the home stale of the democratic candidate
great Importance will attach to It, It Is
probable that the .national committee will
he ready to lend generous assistance In the
Nebraska struggle. Speakers, literature
and the neeessary funds for perfecting the
best possible organization will doubtless be
forthcoming. That Mr. Rosewater will he
active and efficient In this work is certain.
His success in accomplishing his election
as committeeman shows the advantage of
molasses over vinegar In catching files.
Grand Island Independent: "Nebraska
republicans will, we believe." remark The
Omaha Bee. "feel that they were satis
factorily represented by their delegation to
the Omaha convention." The editor of The
Bee was one of the delegates to the con
vention. Many rpuhllcans or the state.
It id an open secret, have been led to
believe that Victor Rosewater was iulte
firmly lined up with the reactionary ele
ments in the party with those slow ves
sels In the fleet of which William A'hn
White talks about. And he hns been sus
pected of a desire to board the faster
craft and remove ihelr crews for le
progressive officets ard loen. Th" Ind
lenclept was phased to note the vote of
the entire delegation upon th several
planks submitted by the minority of Ihe
resolutions committee, and it was e.pe.
dally pleased to note that Mr. Rosewater
voted regularly with the most progressive
of the delegation, because he can do mori
for the party and for the people, if he re
mains along thene progressive lines, than
most men. And if. ns national committee
man, he shall continue to throw his in
fluence not only In the direction of re
taining the speed of the battleships Ne
braska, Wisconsin, Kansas. Idaho and the
rest but also to improve the slower craft
in order that such other reforms aa the
election of senators by the people may be
secured, the Independent will be willing
to admit that it was greatly mistaken In
believing that a better choice than that
of Mr. Rosewaer could have been made
as national committeeman.
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Statues of John Taul Jones and John
Barry will be erected In Franklin park, be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth and I ard
K streets. Northwest, Washington. Con
gress appropriated $50,000 for each statue.
Prof, lierrlck Is finding fault with the
people of , Chicago because they cannot
trace their ancestry back to the flood. He
forgets Chicago suffered from a terrific
forest fire In which all the family trees
Thirty-three girls graduated from a Chi
cago school were clad In dresses none of
which cost over $2, each garment having
been made by the wearer. That's better
than learning that "beyond the Alps lies
Italy" and writing a piece about It.
Now and then and here and there publi
city on the per line plan insinuates that
W. G. Conrad, the Montana millionaire, la
peculiarly qualified for the nomination for
vice president on the Bryan ticket. What
la more to the point, Conrad ia anxious to
finance the Job.
A blind man defeated a ono-armed man
In the rare for coror.er at Atlanta, Oa.,
the other day. It appears that the blind
man needed to raise money to secure a
musical education. The men who voted
fot him are pledged to die without doc
tors In the interest of ert.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children la Invited to Jump on a Mon
tana couple who loaded their first born
with this burden: Andrew Jackson Abra
ham Lincoln Ulyssea Grant Grover Cleve
land Johnson. Fortunately Ills playmates
will cut It short when the time comes.
Henry M. Flagler's retirement from the
vice presidency of the Standard Oil com
pany with a bar'l of 180,000,000, provokes
an organ in the enemy's country to urge
his name for second place on the demo
cratic ticket. Henry Is a fine old man
with money enough to generate enthus
iasm in the trenches.
Since the nomination of Secretary Taft
the newspapers of the country have been
discovering villages and hamlets bearing
the name of the presidential candidate. Ac
cording to the Chicago Tribune's dis
patcher, there are eleven places in this
country bearing the name of Taft, besides
any number of Taftvllles, Taftons, Taft
valea and Taftdales.
The efforts of the American government,
supplemented with the glad hand of Min
ister Wu, to preserve cordial relations with
China, are negatived by printing In thla
country alleged pictures of the Chinese em
press. The pictures do, not answer the
question, "How old Is An?" and would be
considered a libel on a less august person
wracked with double toothache. Even the
sedate diplomatic and considerate New
York Tribune puts out p. picture of An
that would throw an alarm clock off the
What Roosevelt Will Whistle.
When Mr. Roosevelt Is shooting spring
boks In South Africa next year he will
think of the care of offtcal life at Wash
ington and whistle a melody concluding
with the refrain: "Poor Bill, Poor Bill."
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"Was I scared?" exclaimed Miss Iacef.
"well I should say! My heart simply
sank down into my boots:"
"Impossible!" retorted her candid 1'rlend,
"It couldn't posalbly get past your waist.
f Tiuaueipnia I'ress.
'I suppose this weather la nothing to th it I
rt they bad when you were a boy?" T lf)
The Oldest Inhabitant wiped hi
ouerulouHly. Do, eh? he sneirted
you're a half-baked Idiot." Phllad
"Gracious!" exclaimed the kind old lady
to the beggar, "are they the best shoe
"Why, lady," replied the candid beggar,
"could yer Imagine better ones fur dls
blzness? Kvery one of dem. holes means
nickels and dimes to me." Philadelphia
Prospective Country Boarder I
water vnu have here healthv?
Landlady Tea, sir. We use only well a'
water. Boston Transcript. F
"Yes, he doesn't do anything but pick T
up pins all the time."
"Well. well, tnar a a queer superstition.
"Not at all. It's an .occupation. He a
employed In a bowling alley." Philadelphia
"That waiter's an Idiot."
"What's the matter now?"
"I asked him to bring me a water
"And here he brings me an Ice pick!"
COULDN'T FOOL MOTHER.
I dried my hair and washt the dirt
An' huckleberry off my shirt;
I let tr.y feet get dusty brown
Before I came back home to town:
I waited till my hands had Inst
That wlvvered up like look; I tost
My hat In air and tried to be
As Innercent ei I could be
But don't you know, my muvver knew
I'd been In swlmmln'? certain tr'ue!
I combed my hair by holdln' back
My head beneath the tide a knack
A boy Just gets down fine when he
Ex swlmmln' when he oughtn't to be;
I put some dust around my neck
For sure that she would not suspec',
An' tied my tie Just like she done,
An' brought the klndlln' In a run
But 'taint no use to count on wlinmtn;
First thing she said "You've been in
I guess my cheeks were turnln' red,
An' enny w-ay. I hung my head.
An' that Is all a muvver car s
When she's a layln' up her snares:
"No use to lie!" wuz what I heard.
An' was no use to say a word
Fer all I'd been so slick an' slv
Wlf waitin' till my hair got dry.
Mysterious knowledge, ghostly wl',
My muvver knew; that aetibd it:
I've been a flgurln' on that thing
The longest while, an' still, b.v Jlnc,
A muvver always knows, you bet;
An taint no use ito dry yer hair,
Ner wash your shirt, ner take such One
To look as If you'd bet a nuarier
You hadn't even been near the water:
Somehow she only needs a glance
Tl.er ain't no use; you've got no i h.tnce!
I've pondered It In bed at night.
An' tried to gain aome little light
On how she tells and how she lnows:
Ther' must be. somethln' In er clothes,
Or em yer skin, or 'bout yer feet;
Or mebbe that your hair's toe neat,
Or that a muvver's like that Kellar
That magics all aroun" a feller;
Leastwavs, It's one too much fer ma.
She knows an' that's the mystrrc)
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