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'Hie Omaha Daily Dee
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, ss.:
Ueorr? B. Teechuck. treasurer of The
Bee Publishing Company, being duly sworn,
saya tnat the actual number cf full and
mmpl-te copies of The Dally. Mornir.
Evening and Sunday Bte printed during the
month of Octobet. 1808. mas aa follow:
I 37,100 IT 7,TM
2 M,B0 II MM
1 96,880 It 37.SO0
' 4 ...36,300 20 T,oOQ
37.890 21 7,M0
( 37,600 'ii 37,680
7.... 33,600 23 37,730
1 37,330 24 37,400
.... 33,130 2 a 37,100
10.......... 38,80 20 47,760
11 t. 38.660. 27 37,640
12 37,700 it 33,330
It 37,330 2 9 37,830
14 37.610 10 37,640
II 37,730 II 37,900
Lea unsold and returned coplea. . 8,873
Net tota 1,166,896
Dally average 37.008
GEORGE B. TZBCHUCK,
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before me this 31st day of October. 1WS.
M. P. WALK UK,
WHEN OUT OF TOWH.
Snbaerlbe-ra leavlas the city tem
pera rlly shoal hava The Be availed
to them. Address) will be changed aa
often as requested.
At last accoftnta Morse, the. "Ice
king," was still In the cooler.
Germany I .anxious for Balkan
peace, while Russia Is seeking; Balkan
That extra session of the legislature
may be eq slow In coming that It will
never, get here. .
Maryland ,1s the only member fif
(he electoral college team that will do
a split trick in,. the rush.
It Is not' too early to renew the agi
tation In favor of asbestos whiskers
for the 1908 Santa Claus.
"Philadelphia Is being robbed,"
says the North American. That hardly
Conies jindcrt the head of news. '
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Kusslnn officials profess to see war
in the Balkans. ; It Is caster to hear
ol wf in the llalkans than to see it.
Nebraska moves up to third place
In corn production for 1908. with Illi
nois and Iowa leading by but a small
"There wilt" be another election,"
says the Commoner, "In 1912. The
patient man will wait for 1912." He'll
The reported consolidation of the.
big; telephone companies has been de
clared off. It appears they could not
Thanksgiving day will be celebrated
In the proper spirit by the (00,000
mill hands who have returned to work
since November 3.
Mr. Bryan is to try his hand at duck
shooting when he goes to Mexico. This
Is lese majeste on the memory of the
late Grover Cleveland.
A prominent actress declines to tell
how she will dress for Salome. An
Impression prevails that It Is not neces
sary to dress for the part.
When the duke of the Abruirl fin
ally gets to the point of proposing
Mies Elklns will not be able to retort
that "this Is so sudden."
No question about the return of
prosperity. Two Connecticut mills
that manufacture alarm clocks have
resumed work on full time.
An Oklahoma Inventor has asked
for a patent on a flying machine that
is built like a bird. Probably modeled
nlong the C N. Haskell lines.
"Russia's naval chief Is to retire
nuder fire," says a cable from St.
Petersburg. Most of the Russian navy
has been retiring under water.
The president of the New York
Academy of Medicine says alcohol Is a
wluable food. Perhaps, but a man
Aould not eat too much of it.
Mrs. Howard Gould says It costs
175,000 a year to keep in society. It
costs about that many heartaches for
the average New York woman to keep
The statement is made that Mrs.
Taft buys her Christmas presents
months In advance. Women every
where will make it pleasanter all
around by emulating Mrs. Taft'a ex
ample. ', ' ' ;
Democratic editors are now protest
ing against putting Frank H. Hltch
ctck in the cabinet. However, there
is a suspicion that the democratic
dinars will not have the last word in
tr t iO.9cr.ioa of Mr. T3V rablnet.
THE MXT PARAMvVXT.
Having failed to land him in the
White House on three successive and
different paramount issues, it may be
presumptuous to discuss Mr. Bryan's
next paramount Issue before the
wreckage of the lst has been cleared
away. Coming events, however, cast
their shadows before and that another
paramount la In prospect around which
Bryanltes will be asked to rally is al
ready heralded by our old friend Ed
gar Howard In his Columbus Tele
gram, which comes as close to being
the official Bryanlte organ as anything
could be with the exception alone of
Mr. Bryan's own Commoner.
Judge Howard has been an Intimate
associate and a faithful follower of the
Sage of Fairvinw at all times. When
Mr. Bryan came out for government
ownership of railroads Judge Howard
hoisted the government ownership
banner and formed himself Into a gov
ernment ownership league, with him
self as president. When Mr. Bryan
called In government ownership as an
Issue Judge Howard hauled down the
flag, but merely put It aside where he
could easily get It at the first oppor
tunity. He Insisted all along that Mr.
Bryan bad not abandoned advocacy of
government ownership of railroads,
but had merely agreed to let It rest
temporarily and was just as much com
mitted to it as ever.
And now comes Judge Howard with
public notice that the government own
ership of railroads la to be listed aa the
next Bryanlte paramount. This Is
what ne says about It:
We believe sentiment for public owner
ship will arow very fast, now that the peo
ple have bad a new object lesson in the
power of the railroads to control elections.
We believe It will arrow so faaf that at the
next' presidential election this problem will
be almost paramount. We believe that Mr.
Bryan would have polled a million more
votes than he received last week it his
party had boldly declared In favor of gov
ernment ownership. At no time since the
acceptance of the doctrine of government
ownership has the Telegram wavered In
support of It. and today we regard It a
the great Issue upon which the common
people of the country will unite to wrest
the national government from control of
those who now administer public affairs In
harmony with the wishes of corporate
Now, we all have fair notice, and Mr.
Bryan, too. The little inconsistency
In the fact that were It not for the rail
road opposition to the republican
ticket here In Nebraska Mr. Bryan
would not have carried his own state
may be ignored and the claim that Mr.
Bryan would have polled a million
more votes had he stood squarely by
his government ownership doctrine Is
not worth while disputing. All we
need say is that, if Judge Howard
speaks by the card, as he usually does,
the next paramount on which Mr.
Bryan will try to lead a forlorn hope
will be the government ownership of
THE KAISER'S DIPLOMACY.
The remarkable demonstration in
the German Reichstag, in the frjrni of
a criticism of the kaiser for that In
terview in which he "talked Turkey"
to the British people serves chiefly to
direct attention to the unique position
of Emperor William in political and
diplomatic Europe. Those who Imag
ing that the exciting scenes In the Ger
man congress presage a curtailment of
the Independence of the kaiser forget
that the emperor has a will of his own,
and ineradicable belief In the divine
right of kings, and. what is more to the
point, has the power under the Ger
man constitution to do just about as he
pleases. This Is made plain by a quo
tation from the constitution which
The emperor shall represent the empire
among nations, declare war and conclude
peace, in the name of the aame, enter Into
alliances and other conventions with for
eign countries, accredit ambassadors and
receive them. For a declaration of war
In the name of the empire the consent of
the federal council shall be required, ex
cept In case of an attack upon the terri
tory of the confederation, or Its coast. So
far as treaties with foreign countries re
fer to matters which, according to article
4, are to be regulated by the legislature of
the empire (that la to aay, trade, passports,
colonisation and emigration, protection of
German trade abroad), the consent of the
federal council shall be required for their
ratification, and the approval of the Diet
shall be necessary to render them valid.
The entire direction and control of
the foreign relations of Germany, save
only in the matter of treaties. Is vested
in the kaiser and he Is at liberty to lec
ure England, bullyrag France, scold
the Balkans and make faces at Russia,
if it pleases his royal will. There is
not a word In the constitution requir
ing blm to consult the Reichstag, the
chancellor or anyone else about hla
conduct of foreign affairs. The kaiser
regards himself as the divinely ap
pointed custodian of Germany's for
tunes and does not consider himself
In the least bound by man-made con
stitutions. He makes policies and Ini
tiates them without regard to his chan
cellors and the German people, con
vinced of his patriotic loyalty, have
hardly protested against his one-man
As a matter of fact, the interview
which created such excitement
throughout Europe contained little
that was new. Practically every fea
ture of it was known to diplomatic
Europe, except perhaps the statement
that when the British were meeting
reverse after reverse in the Boer cam
paign the kaiser sent to his grand
mother. Queen Victoria, a plan of ac
tion which was finally adopted and led
to British success In the conflict. Un
der all the circumstances, there Is lit
tle prospect that the kaiser's peculiar
diplomatic methods will cause any
lasting change in bis relations toward
other European powers or affect bis
position with the Reichstag or the peo
ple. Germanys' high place in world
politics today is due largely to Emperor
William's efforts and Ms little ulain
talk to his British neighbors will likely
result In no harm.
A LESSOX is jy TRUEST.
The receipt by the State department
at Washington of a draft from Madrid
for $599,850 concludes the payment of
a claim against the Spanish govern
ment which has been in process of set
tlement for seventy-four years and
which furnishes an illustration of the
rapidity with which Interest accumu
lates on unpaid obligations.
Under the terms of a treaty made
with Spain in 1834, certain American
cttUens were awarded claims aggre
gating $599,850, with interest at 6 per
cent, pendtng final payment. The
Spanish authorities pursued their
usual policy of putting off until to
morrow everything that should be
done today and so paid the interest
regularly until the outbreak of the
Spanish-American war In 1898. At
the conclusion of that struggle, the In
terest In arrears was paid and the
annual interest has Since been kept
up. The final settlement shows that
Spain has paid In excess of $3,500,000
In interest, or a total of more than
$4,200,000 In settlement of an or
iginal debt of $599,850.
The bright feature of the incident is
that Spain has recovered sufficiently
from its disastrous colonial experi
ments to be able to pay as It goes.
THE JTETT SEX ATE REGIME.
The reiterated announcement that
Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch of Rhode
Island will not be a candidate for re
election when his term expires two
years hence calls renewed attention to
the Tact that while the senate remains
republican, with a prospect of so re
maining for at least six years, there
ha3 been a marked change in its per
sonnel and a practical passing of the
old regime which achieved the reputa
tion, deserved or not, of refusing to
respond promptly to the will and best
interests of the people of the country.
This work of senate reorganization
libs been In progress for several years
end several members of the old guard
had been displaced by younger blood
and more progressive men before the
opening of the 1908 campaign. Sen
ator La Follette opened the program
by defeating the stalwart Quarles of
Wisconsin. Senator Spooner of the
saino state withdrew In time to save a
fipht, allowing a La Follette choice to
take his seat. Curtis of Kansas had
succeeded Burton. Dixon had come
from Montana and Pettus and Morgan
of Alabama, Lattlmer of South Caro
lina end Bate of Tennessee had been
tucceeded by representatives of the
young democracy of the south.
Ab a result of the elections this
month, or of the primaries preceding
them, several other changes are slated
for the next congress. McCreary will
be succeeded by a republican from
Kentucky, but this republican gain is
offset by the loss of Hemenway of
Indiana, who will probably give way
to John W. Kern' as a consolation
prize for his defeat as vice president
on the Bryan ticket. Brlstow will suc
ceed Long of Kansas and the change is
looked upon as a victory for the pro
gressive republicans. Cummins will
succeed the late Senator Allison of
Iowa, and Crawford will succeed Kltt
redge of South Dakota. Ankeny, an
other "reactionary," . has been de
feated by Congressman Jones in
Washington and Fulton of Oregon
will probably be succeeded by Cham
berlain, a democrat, who must be
elected by a republican legislature un
der the peculiar state primary law. The
venerable Teller of Colorado, who has
caucussed by himself since 1894, will
be succeeded by a democrat, Charles J.
Hughes' of Denver. Senator Piatt,
whose career In the senate has re
flected no credit on either the nation
or his state, will give way to a repre
sentative New York republican. In
Ohio, the legislature is republican, but
Instead of Foraker will likely select
some man In sympathy with the Roose-velt-Taft
policies. Missouri, although
choosing a republican governor and
giving Its electoral vote to Mr. Taft,
has a democratic legislature Instructed
to return Stone to the senate, Governor
Folk having been defeated in the pri
All In all, the changes In the senate
hold hope of progress in the reform
legislation needed and demanded by
the country. x
WITHOUT EXTASGLIXQ PLEDGES.
The statement of Chairman Hitch
cock that President Taft "will not be
obligated to any individual through
any pledge made during the campaign
by any member of the national commit
tee" must be reassuring to the country
although those who know Mr. Hitch
cock and Mr. Taft, would need no
guaranty of the latter's entering upon
the duties of his office without any
ante-election bargains or promises that
would diminish his freedom of action
in an administration for which be must
bear the responsibility.
Just before the election in 1904,
Judge Parker made the charge that
Mr. Cortelyou was collecting funds In
Wall street on pledges of Immunity to
trusts If Mr. Roosevelt were elected.
The president promptly and vigorously
denied the charge and It was soon
proved, after the election, that there
was no warrant for tb Parker charges.
In the four years that have elapsed,
Wall street, by Its unceasing and re
lentless war against the president and
his policies, has demonstrated that the
Parker accusations were far from the
Pledged to a continuance of the
Roosevelt policies, Mr. Taft would
have far greater reason for rejecting
overtures from corporate interests and
for keeping free from any entangling
alliances with all who have so bitterly
opposed the work of the present administration.
Our amiable local contemporary, the
World-Herald, calls attention "to the
manner In which consolidated wealth
Is encroaching on the (newspaper)
publishing field." The World-Herald
ought to know. It cannot forget the
big block of money put into Its own
coffers by the silver mine bulltonalres
In 1896 to convert It to the advocacy
of 16 to 1 free coinage.
The democrats have made a net gain
of five In membership of the lower
house of the next congress. The "only
democratic congressman from Ne
braska" will have two more democratic
associates from this state after March
4, but he will still be in a lonesome
Iowa commercial bodies are going
to ask the legislature to make an ap
propriation to encourage the Immigra
tion of desirable citizens Into Iowa.
This should be coupled with an appro
priation to encourage the emigration
of undesirable citizens out of Iowa.
Governor-elect Shallenberger will
make a pilgrimage to Oklahoma to
look Into banking conditions there. It
Is a safe assertion that the more he
studies the Oklahoma bank guaranty
law the more he will find In it that
should not be copied in Nebraska.
Even though the cause is not dis
closed, Omaha's first big fire this
season should be a warning. See to
It that the flues are clear and the com
bustibles at safe distance before the
cold weather requires the furnaces to
go at full blast.
South Omaha's professional poli
ticians are already beginning to pro
test against possible annexation legis
lation. Why should they get excited?
Did not the whole democratic legisla
tive ticket win out in Douglas county?
The last Howell-RaDsom city char
ter legislated all the republican city
officials out of office. And then the
people of Omaha filled them up with
a new set of republican city officials.
Returned Italians, according to a
cable from Rome, are celebratiug Mr.
Taft s victory in Italy. Too bad Mr.
Taft will not have the appointment
of the Sicilian postmasters.
The real explanation comes from
the democratic Charleston News and
Courier, which says that "the demo
crats lost last week's election at Chi
cago In 1896."
It will be a relief to the president
to be able, aft-ir March 4, to pick his
dinner guests without consulting the
newspaper correspondents or the gen
A Luta Opportaalty.
: New York Sun.
The efforts'"bT. well meaning men to In
duce Mr. Bryah 40 become a revivalist eon
tlnue. Whether, successful or not. some
other man .must be found to revive the
democratic party. '
Shoemaker, Stick te Yoar Last.
New York Mail.
Hereafter baukera will be bankers, pure
and simple, not would-be "Napoleona of
finance." 'So tha lw has always contem
plated; so a public opinion, no lunger
blinded by the glare of quick success and
meretricious method, will Insist; so the fed
eral courts have decreed by successful
criminal prosecution; so this state has or
dered by statutes which make further
chain banking Impossible.
SafrguardtBaT the Public Domala.
San Francisco Chronicle.
There la an active movement on foot
to bring about the withdrawal from the
market of all the public land which
may be made available for cultivation by
creating irrigation systems. It may ap
pear to some that It Is a case of locking
the door of the stable after the steed has
been stolen, but those well posted know
that there Is a good deal of Uncle Stem's
domain which may appear worthless to
day that will at some future time be
made as valuable as any land out of
A Warning; to Falrvlew.
Brooklyn Eagle (Ind. dem.).
The democratic executive committee, the
hoadquarters of which are In Columbus, O.,
have already put forward Judson Harmon,
governor-elect, for the presidential nomina
tion In 1912. This has been done without the
consent of the Peerless One and without
consultation with him. If the Peerless One
would not lose his title as the perennial
democratic candidate for the presidency, he
must be up and doing. The campaign for
1913 must be begun now. There Is no know
ing whai damage to prescriptive rights may
be done by these restless and Impudent
country committees. In eternal vigilance
only Is the price of continued presidential
nominations. There are, indeed, treacher
ous and faithless murmuring up In Minne
sota of a name that sounds like Johnson.
Time must not be lost.
POSTOKKIt'K COM MO SENSE.
Special Local Parcels Poet Serriee on
New York World.
The postoff'oe deficit for the fiscal year
was 16.910,O". Part of the falling off Is
due to financial depression, part to the
fact that the rural free delivery does not
Postmaster General Meyer urges a spe
cie! local parrels pott service on the rural
route to make them self-sustaining, as
well as to be a be on to the farmer and
the country merchant. He suggests as a
rate 5 cents for one pound and 2 cents for
esch additional pound up to eleven. All
the rural carriers use horses or automo
biles to save their leg. An average bur
den of only fifty-five pounds a trip would
mean an annual business of 115,000.000,
nearly all profit. Would a man in private
business hesitate to act op such a show
ing? Mr. Meyer Is known to be favorably dis
posed toward a general parcels post. Pre
sumably it la because he despairs of get
ting It that he modestly suggests a half
leaf measure. The four reasons why we,
unlike every other civilised nation In ths
world, have no parcels pott still hold as
they did when John Wanamaker first
Those four reasons weie and are the
American Express company, the Adams
Express company, the Wells-Furgo Ex
press company and the United States Ex
press company. They are not good rea
sons, but they are strong ones.
A n N V O083IP IX WA9HIXGTOX.
Carreat Rveata nleaaeel frasa tha
Amy aad Kr Register.
The chief signal officer of the army has
under consideration the disposition of Com
pany I of tha signal corps, when It returns
from Cuba with the Army of Cuban Pacifi
cation In February. It wilt probably be as.
signed to either Fort Riley, Kansas, or
Fort Oglethorpe, Ua. Its present strength
Is ninety men, but It will be reduced to
about seventy-five men on arrival In the
United States. This company Is organ
ised as a field company, and It Is the In
tention to maintain this organisation Intact,
on the same basis as the other signal corps
field companies, Company A at Fort Leav
enworth, Company E at the presidio of
Ban Francisco and one of the companies
at Fort Omaha.
The War department recently received a
communication from the father of a mili
tiamen who was said to have contracted a
disease while attending the Joint maneu
cers In his state. The fond parent wa of
the opinion that the general government
should reimburse him for the expenses In
curred In restoring the guardsman to
health. He has been Informed that there
Is no appropriation available for such pur
pose and that the state troops do not be
come a part of the army when they take
part In joint maneuvers and do not at any
time enter Into the service of the United
States. His case Is clearly on for the
state authorities to settle.
The War deparment will shortly publish
to the service a circular setting forth
briefly the various decisions which have
been rendered concerning tha employment
of army bands in consideration of the
prohibition Imposed by, or restrictive
clauses Incorporated In, the army appro
priation act of May 11. There has been
much doubt on he part of the military au
thorities as to the application of the law,
especially In those places where the em
ployment of the army band was desired
and where If that were Impossible no
other band would be employed. It Is still
a question whether this situation could be
regarded as furnishing the conditions of
competition with civilian musicians, which
Is a factor In the employment of the gov
Three new questions concerning the pay
ment of the death benefit have been be
fore the War department last week. One
Is the case of an enlisted man who was
drowned from a boat ha was using with
another soldier "In search of shells." It Is
held that a qualified approval has been
given by the department to certain forma
of athletic sports, but It has never been
held that crabbing and gathering shells
or aquatic exercises generally, were In
cluded In the list of authorised sports. The
death of the soldier Is, therefore, regarded
as not In line of duty. Another case has
been that of the suicide of an enlisted man
who killed himself In a period of mental de
pression. In the absence of testimony that
the mental condition was Incurred by the
fault of the soldier. It Is held that the
soldier was Inssne and that the Insanity
originated In the line of duty and that the
aulclde may properly be attributed to the
same cause with Justification for regarding
the death as having occurred In line of
duty. A third case embodies the death of
two men of the coast artillery corps who
were killed by a collision of an electric car
with the automobile In which they were
riding In the streets of San Francisco. The
men are considered as not having been
ordered to perform any duty which re
quired taelr presence In the automobile.
They wero absent on pass and on private
business, neither being In a status of duty
at the time of the fatal accident. It Is
accordingly held that In these cases the
deaths were not contracted In the line of
duty. : . -
INCREASE OP TRAFFIC.
Saoald Pat an End to Talk of Rala
Inst Freight Rates.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Manufacturing activity will aoon bH again
at Its height and the railroads of the coun
try will have to handle both the raw ma
terial and finished products. In prepara
tion for the Increased traffic. It Is stated
that already the railroad companies of the
country have confirmed orders for Iron and
equipment aggregating nearly 1250,000,
which has been filed subject to confirma
tion after the election. Reports filed with
the Interstate Commerce commission show
that the operating expenses per mile of
road are already nearly equal to those
which prevailed before the panic, In which
case they will unquestionably soon; exceed
them, and the operating cost per' mile Is
a very good Indication of the volume of
business. Of course, averagea for the roads
of the entire country prove nothing what
ever as to an Individual road. They only
show general conditions and tendencies.
The business of the well managed and most
successful roads must In the nature of
things be above the average.
Among these successful systems none
stands higher than the Union and Southern
Paclffc, whose business suffered much less
during the period of depression than most
eastern roads, whose tonnage depends so
largely on manufacturing activity. There
haa been much talk of raising freight rates
by reason of the largely Increased cost of
operation, which cannot be denied. The
plea was made that, while fixed charges
had not decreased and could not do so,
the falling off in tritfflc had been so great
that the profits did not afford fair re
muneration to stockholders. With the rapid
Increase of traffic, which Is evidently Im
pending, the public will not believe that
there la Justification of any Increase of
rates until It Is proved In court. And such
proof, to be satisfactory, must make it
clear how much ensh has actually been In
vested by stockholders and how much
profit Is. claimed as compensation for risk.
That some profit is Just no honest man
will deny. That unreasonable profit should
be permitted no honest man will contend.
That there was risk In early railroad build
ing Is proved by the enormous mortality
among early railroad corporations. Those
which survived the period of wrecking are
doubtless entitled to Income on more than
actual Investment. But the majority of our
present railroad corporations are reorgan
isations and the new cash Invested at
those times was not put at much risk.
In this respect each road and each system
Is In a class by Itself and must be Judged
by the facts as In their cases may appear.
The Increment ot value In a railroad pushed
Into a wilderness cannot be called unearned
Increment. Those were Investments which
made other Increment pomible. Railroad
companies are entitled to all that they have
earned, but the public will never consent
to allow them all that they and the com
munities which they serve can earn. There
must be give and tuke. It Is probable,
however, that rapid Increase of traffic may
remove the subject from discussion.
Why Dlstarb the Dead t
The decision of the Georgia Daughters
of the Confederacy to erect the monu
ment to Captain Wlrs, not at Anderson
vllle, but at Richmond will be received
by the Richmond people with feelings
more easily Imagined than described.
There Is not room for It near the Lee
nor the Washington monument, and Rich
mond may well wish that Oeorgia would
let the dead and unbeautlful rest
Made from healthful
grape cream of tartar
Will make twice as much good
bread biscuit and cake, pound for
poundas the lowpricedimitations
made from alum and alum phos
phates, and will make the food
appetizing and healthful.
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BOOSTS AXn KNOCKS.
Chicago News: Mr. Bryan insists that
providence and not the republican party
gave Nebraska Its bountiful crops. Victor
Rosewater should hasten to oppose this
Indianapolis News: In thanking the re
publican press for the splendid work dur
ing the campaign, Mr. Rosewater rather
leaves It to be understood that he docs not
believe The Omaha Bee did any real harm.
Ord Quiz: Whatever the result of the
election may be Tha Omaha Bee deserves
much credit for the able work It has done
In this campaign for the cause of republi
canism. Its editorials have been brisk and
to tho point. It Is the only dally In the
state that lias done Its whole duty.
Fullerton News-Journal (dem.) The elec
tion returns In Nebraska will do one
good thing. It eliminates Vic Rosewater
as the leader of the g. o. p. this very
presence has been obnoxious to the big,
brainy men of tho party and they are
ashamed to follow in his wake. They are
secretly rejoicing In his overthrow and
Weeping Water Republican; The Omaha
Bee was the only state paper that gave
loyal support to the republican ticket. The
straddle-the-fence papers of Lincoln as
sisted as much aa anything else In turning
the votes to the democrats. Yet even their
Influence would not have made the change
had not the railroads, against whom Gov
ernor Sheldon had turned his batteries,
passed out the word to slaughter him. The
distillers and brewers controlled a big vote
and It could safely be counted against
Wan oo Wasp: Whatever the enemies of
young Mr. Rosewater may say to the con
trary The Omaha Bee was the state paper
that gave encouragement to the republi
cans at all times In the campaign Just
closed. The talk about the breweries, cor
porations, etc., causing the defeat of the
republicans In this state Is well enough,
but the attitude of the three daily papers
In Lincoln, had more to do with the Ne
braska "landslide" than all other causes
If everybody who owes a letter would
write It a considerable dent would be mrde
In that postal deficit.
The foster father of "Chlmmle" Fadden
was burled In the New Tork landslide.
"Hully gee! Politics la on de blink, see?"
"Adorned by a $40,000 necklace" Is part
of the description of a recent bride How
ever, It Is possible to be a successful bride
Harry Devendorf, secretary to James S.
Sherman, aa congressman, will he ap
pointed secretary to the vice president. The
pcaitlon pays $4,000 a year.
The horse Is growing in public estina
tlon. For the first time In the history of
New York horse shows he Is said to be at
tracting more attention than the toilets.
The government has decided to ask ths
supreme court for a writ of certiorari In
tho Standard Oil case. This Is a fine
chance for tho courts to show whether the
writ of certiorari Is worth all the trouble
It makes In the newspaper cfflces.
A practical Joker In a New York suburb,
who pretended to be dead In a church
yard and then scared the church choir by
coming to life, waa sent to Jail. This Is a
humorous way of appreciating Jokes of the
kind which should be prevalent In every
The death is recorded ot Miss Julia Cias
kell, daughter cf the author of "Mary Bar
ton" and . of "The Life of Charlotte
Bronte." In her childhood Julia was the
pet of Miss Bronte. Mrs. Gaske.ll has tnM
us that a strong mutual attraction ex
isted between thtm. "The child would
steal her littlaj hand Into Miss Bronte's
scarcely larger one, and esch took pleasure
In this apparently unobserved caress."
AVlieu the Greenfield Har
ness Company quit business
we bought their entire stock
AT 0NE-HALF THEIR
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S. W. Corner lota ant Jones ts.,
Wife Here's a passage In the Bible about
the "lean years." lingular expression,
Huh I don't know, my dear; we often talk
about our spare moments. Boston Tran
Miss Dibley She was bragging about how
successful lier 11ruior party whs. She salit
It wound up "with great eolw." What's
Miss Mugley Why, I guess , that war
the dewrt. Ildn't you nover eat a choco
late oclaw? Catholic Standard and Times.
"I know mom about that woman than
she knows about herself."
"Huw can that-be possible?
"rJaslly; I know she lnn't pretty, but sh
doesn't." Houston Post.
Eve-Why do you lug that broken um
brella about with you?
Adam I sympathise wMh It. Since It
lost a rib, It's never been the same
."Speaking about the slat style of flgura
have you seen the six Skimpton girls?'7
"Yes. They look like a picket fence out
walking." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I'm troubled a great deal with head
aches In the morning," said Luachman.
"Perhaps It's my eyes; do you think I need
"No." replied Dr. Wise, meaningly, "what
you need Is not stronger glasses, but
fewer." Cathollo Standard and Times.
"Uncle Mose," said the drummer, ad
dressing an aged colored man who was
holding down a dry goods box-in front of
the village store, "they tell me that you re
member seeing General Washington. Is II
"No, sah." replied the old man, "Ah uster
'membali aeeln' him. but Ah don't no moh
since Ah done J'ln'd church, sah. "Judge.
NATURE STUDIES IN AFRICA
- W. J.' Lampton In New York Worl
The Lion arid the Unicorn, !l ' ' ' 1
The Lyre-bird and all .
The fauna ot tho Afric wilds
Are waiting for the call
To Hire, them from the hunting man
And to the timber tall.
The Elephant will pack his trunk
This Is no Joke, although,
It sounds like one, because unless
He packed It, don't you know.
He couldn't get along at all,
Wherever he might go.
The Walrus on Sahara's wastes
Is scratching In the nand
To make a hnlo to hide himself
Tom that destructive hand;
And Ducks, with life-preservers on,
Are out vt sight of. land.
The Orlsily Bear will climb a tree,
As Grlsslles always do;
The Red Deer of the White Nile field
Are looking mighty bli-e,
And Bengal Tigers, in their strlpos.
Have skipped from Timbuktu.
The tall Giraffe will dnk hla nut
And tie his neck In knots;
The Leopard will, with due regard
For safety, change his spots,
And all the Tapirs will light out
To fire the Uottentats.
The fierce Opossum and the 'Coon,
Through fear will lose their fat.
The Drum-Bird In the forest deep
Will beat a wild rat-tat,
And Vampira, everywhere disturbed.
Will go off on a bat.
The Afrlcanus fauna bunch
Is booked to get Its share
When Roosevelt strikes that sunburnt land
And opens up for fair;
And If there be an Octopus
In hiding anywhere
Between the Cape and Pyramids
"Twere b tter he beware.
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