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THE. OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1900.
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STATEMENT OW CIRCULATION.
Rate of Nebraska. Douglaa County, a.:
George B. Taachuck. traaaurer of The Bea
Publlahlng company, being duly aworn. aaya
that the actual number of full and com
plete coplea of The Dally, Morning, Even
ing and Sunday Be printed during th
month or December, ISO, waa a follow!
1 37,780 17 97,979
2 37,310 IS 8,8O0
4 r... 37,00 ID 37,30
87.630 21 36,360
37,360 22 37,010
7 37,40 21 37,090
37,040 24 37,000
9 36, 10 25 88,400
10 3,70 '24 36,630
11 43,930 27 37,130
12.., i. ...... 30,360 21 33,830
IH 37,100 21 40,730
14 36,710 SO 43,300
II. .. 37.460 11 43,660
Lea ui:aold and returned coplea.. 3,346
Net total..., 1,168,836
Daily average 37,491
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WHEN OUT Or TOWN.
Sabavrlbers leaving; th city tem
porarily should kar Th B
mulled to the. Addrea will b
changed often as reoetd.
.Mr. Groundhog; says six weeks more.
Be sure to take another look at
jour coal bin.- ..
Jack Binns has made another bid
for popularity by refusing to be Hob
eonized. Perhaps one reason for Mr. Taft's
visit to Panama Is that they have no
Missouri has a republican lieutenant
governor, elected by 177 plurality, and
his. uaruo Is Omellch. . . . .
Mr. Harrlman Is taking a hand in
the work of breaking the solid south.
He has bought another .southern rail
way. Castro declares that be wants to live
In peace. All he need do is to keep the
Atlantic ocean between himself and
Hank O'Day has signed up as an
umpire for the coming season. Spring
may be expected as the next number
on the program.
Senator Foraker is determined to
njake another speech on the Browns
ville incident. It pleases Foraker and
does not hurt anyone else.
Carrie Nation announces that she is
going to quit the vaudeville stage. That
docs not, of course, mean that she will
quit doing vaudeville stunts.
i : :
It is estimated that it will cost $12,
000 more to inaugurate Mr. Taft than
it did Mr. Roosevelt. Well, there's a
good deal more of him to Inaugurate.
Give Judgo Oldham credit, at least,
for having courage enough to draw
cards. But then Judge Oldham Is re
puted to be willing to sit In any game
at least once.
Alaska has sent more than 974,000.
COO In gold to the slates since 1898.
Tyhe country made a great bargain
when It bought Alaska from Russia
for t IS. 000.000. I
A Wisconsin young woman who ad
vertised for a husband received more
than 1,000 answers. A bill is pending in
the Wisconsin legislature providing for
a tax on bachelors.
Congress .has decided not to rebuke
President Roosevelt any more. The de
clslon Is more discreet than for con
grese to call upon th president for
proof- and get it.
Every elective member of the pres
ent democratic city administration Is
willing to run again for their under
paid jobs and take chances on having
their salaries raised later,
Next year's census will give Omaha
a population of between 140,000 and
150,000 Instead of the 186,000 the
city should have by the annexation of
Couth Omaha and Florence.
There Is a suspicion that soma of
the patriots who have to have their
friends force them to mo for offiee by
petition would be found. If the truth
were known, to have started the pti
tlons themselves and signed their ac
ceptances atthe same time. ,
Congress haa done well to reatore
the appropriation for the development
of the signal corps and aeronautic
branches of the army service. If fa
ture wars are to be fought In the air,
the United States army will want to
fcold the record as high flyers.
OClt ARMY IN CVBA.
Whatever fault has been or may be
found with the results of the second
American occupation, warmest com
mendation has been offered of the
work of the American soldier In Cuba,
and that from a source which -would
have been most prompt to criticise had
there been even slight warrant for It.
La Discussion, one of ,the leading
newspapers of Havana, with- pro
nounced pro-Spanish leanings, takes
occasion, on the departure of the
American forces from the Island to
praise enthusiastically the conduct of
th,o soldiers during their two years'
stay on Cuban soli. A two-column edi
torial on the subject concludes as fol
lows: The American aoldiera and offlcera who
are now leaving our shore hat earned for
themselves a moat affectionate leave-taking
from the country; and for th very reason
that they are going away o quietly and
discreetly It la all the more Incumbent on
ui to give them a publio farewell. May all
the different contlngenta that are going
away receive It through ua in the name of
all, and accept our moat cordial God-apeed
to offlcera and soldier. They came to
perform military dutiea and they have per
formed them with discration and courtesy,
and In hour that were hours of bitterness
for the Cubans, and at auch times la con
sideration most sincerely appreciated.
When plowing the waves that tare our
country's shores they shall cast back a
laat lingering look they will be able to eay
truly: "There we leave behind a friendly
That la the American way and the
way of the American soldier. There is
no other nation which in a case anal
agous to this, of a military occupation
of a foreign country, would not have
made some display of Its forces, would
not have flaunted them instead of
keeping them so passive that they have
been all but unnoticed. No other army
In the world, military habits and tone
being what they are, would have so
completely effaced itself, appearing as
an Insignificant factor when it was in
reality the dominant power in the gov
ernment of the country.
In the two years and more of occu
pation, Ihere was not a conflict be
tween the soldiers and the Cubans.
Officers and men conducted thetnselves
admirably, with modesty, orderliness
and reserve, without provoking the
slightest disturbance and never lacking
In consideration toward the excitable
people of the island. In short, they ac
complished their mission without pa
rading their authority, and have ap
parently won the sincere respect and
affection of the Cubans. The army has
kept Us flag stainless in Cuba, as it
did in China, in the Philippines and
wherever it has responded to the call
JHB ANTHRACITE SITUATION.
The defeat of the Walker faction in
the annual convention of the United
Mine Workers of America will be
cheering news to both dealers and con
sumers, as it carries assurance that
the threatened strike of the anthracite
miners will be indefinitely postponed
and that there is leBB danger of seri
ous trouble among the bituminous
miners for the coming year. The
Walker faction, representing the bi
tuminous miners, has been determined
to force the mine operators to recog
nize the union and to abolish the board
of arbitration appointed at the settle
ment of the great anthracite strike in
1903. President Lewis of the union
has favored modification of many of
the terms and provisions of the agree
ment made in 1902, but has opposed
the attempt to force recognition of the
union, being assured, as was his pre
decessor, John Mitchell, that efforts
In that direction would simply Invite
disagreement and a long fight.
The mine operatora will deal with
the men working for them, but will
not deal with them as representatives
of a union. This was the position taken
by the operators in 1902, and they de
clare they will never abandon it. The
Roosevelt arbitration committee ruled
squarely against such recognition of
the union and the miners accepted it
at that time. For six years there has
been practically no friction worth the
name between the miners and oper
ators. The board of arbitration and
conciliation appointed in 1902 . have
disposed of practically every dispute
raised and work has not been 'delayed
for an hour by labor disputes in any
big mine in the anthracite region.
The proposition of the miners to
have the board of conciliation abol
ished appears like a backward step, as
the records show that the miners have
profited by Its operations. Of the 160
cases brought in the laBt three years,
149 have been disposed of and the
others will be settled before the term
of the board expires on April 1. The
demands made by President Lewis for
a modification of the agreement are
hardly of sufficient magnitude to in
volve a strike or serious conflict, and
the re-election of President Lewis fur
nishes practical assurance that the am
icable relations existing between the
miners and the operators will be con
The Douglas delegation in the legis
lature seems determined to undo what
has been accomplished in the direction
of merging the city and county govern
ments of Omaha and Douglas county
by repealing the legislation for a com
bined county and city comptroller's
office. There would be just as much
reason to repeal the legislation that
haa combined the offices of couuty and
city treasurer, and of county assessor
and city tax commissioner.
What the delegation really ought to
do, and would do if controlled by a
desire for economy and good govern
ment, would be to perfect the merger
by carrying It still further. The
county treasurer ought to be made ex-
officio treasurer of South Omaha
well as of Omaha, and the county as
sessor should be mde ex-offlclo tax
commissioner for South Omaha as well
as for Omsha. The county comptrol
ler should be made ex-offlclo auditor
of city accounts for South Omaha as
well as for Omaha and the county clerk
should be given control of the records
of the two cities in addition to those
of the county, leaving it to the city
council to employ simply a clerk or
secretary to take care of its journals.
That is the sort of consolidation and
elimination of duplicate work that
would be put Into operation if some
big business corporation were charged
with running the local affairs of Doug
las county and -the two Omahas and
had to foot the bills out of US coffers.
That plan, however, will never be ac
ceptable to the bunch of democratic
politicians Intent on creating as many
jobs for the faithful as possible.
COST OF THE PANAMA CANAL.
When Senator Hopkins of Illinois
recently Introduced a bill Increasing
the authorization of Panama canal
bond Issues to $500,000,000, the dem
ocrats promptly charged another re
publican extravagance and Intimated
that the government had been cover
ing up expenditures on the Isthmus and
deceiving the country as to the prob
able cost of the canal. One democratic
senator charged Colonel Goethals, in
charge of the work, with placing a
fancy estimate on the probable cost of
the canal in order to make a record of
economy by coming within the appro
priations. Whatever the final cost of the canal
may be, Colonel Goethals must be re
lieved of any charge of attempting to
underestimate it. More than a year
ago, soon after he took hold of the
work, he issued a statement in which
he said that the canal would cost more
than $250,000,000, not counting the
original purchase price, might cost
$$00, 000, 000, and that he was not pre
pared to state the final cost would not
be $300,000,000. He explained this by
saying that the original estimates had
clearly been too low and that it would
be impossible to make accurate esti
mates of final cost until the work had
been further advanced.
The present situation is not credit
able to the several civilian engineers
who 'were at the head of the canal
work before it was turned over to
Colonel Goethals. Their cost estimates
were all too low and their predictions
as to the time required to complete
the canal were clearly erroneous.
Colonel Goethals promises the comple
tion of the eanal within four years
from date, or two years less than the
estimates of his predecessors. The ra
pidity with which the work of digging
has been carried on shows that the
army engineer knows what he Is talk
ing about, and the cost of the work
since he took charge has been within
a few dollars of his original estimates.
It is expected that the engineers who
accompanied Mr. Taft on his trip to
the isthmus will furnish their 'esti
mates of the cost of the enterprise, and
we will then know about how much ap
proximately will need to be spent for
opening the great lnteroceahic water
Even the most enthusiastic cham
pions of the canal have hesitated to
claim that it will be a self-sustaining
enterprise for many years, but argue
that it will be of vast value to the
country by forcing a reduction in
transcontinental freight rates. How
ever, John Barrett, head of the Bureau
of Latin-American Republics, who has
had large experience In South Ameri
can countries, predicts that the canal
will be a paying venture from the day
of its opening. He predicts that by
opening trade with the 4,000 miles of
South American west coast and fur
nishing a more direct outlet to the
Asiatic trade, the Panama canal will
at once be called upon to carry a traf
fic that will pay all expenses of main
tenance and something as a profit.
MEANS MUCH FOR OMAHA.
The recent ruling of the Interstate
Commerce commission in what is
known aa the "creamery cases" means
more for Omaha than would appear In
the mere announcement ' that a
schedule of distance rates bad been
promulgated In substantial accordance
with what the creamery men had
asked. While favorable transporta
tion tariffs are all essential, more far-
reaching is the decision of the commis
sion proclaiming its policy to be to
recognize the new conditions that have
grown up in the creamery and nutter
making business without dlscrimlna.
tion as against the centralized plants
In favor of the local creamery system.
It appears that the special agents of
the Department of Agriculture and
some state associations of dairymen
Intervened to urge the commission to
establish a definite policy to build up
the local creameries and restrict the
centralized plants. They undertook to
argue that centralizing the butter-
making industry at great distributing
points was detrimental "both to the
farmers who produced the milk and to
the consumers who bought the butter.
They charged the centralisers with un
fair and monopolistic methods of busi
ness and professed to see in the local
creamery the perpetuation of a compe
tition required as the eafety valve for
the farmer with cream to sell and, for
the consumer with butter to buy.
The verdict of the Interstate Com
merce commission on the Indictment
of the centralised creamery la In effect
one of not proven. In its view of the
evidence the development of a central
ized butter-making Industry haa been
a tremendous boon to the farmer and
a great aid in developing the western
agricultural country, and carries no
more seeds of danger In tt than any of
the other great concentrations of cap
ital to do big business on the modern
seals. Instead of being put on the
blacklist, the centralised creameries
will have the same consideration for
Justjnd equitable treatment at the
Jiands of the railroads as the local
creameries, which means that their
status as a permanently estsblished
business is settled for a long time to
We are still waiting to hear from
the World-Herald whether It will be
"for the good of Omaha" to accept
money from Rockefeller and Carnegie
for the newly projected University of
Omaha, or whether It will kick up the
same kind of a rumpus on this score
that it haa been kicking up over the
participation of the University of Ne
braska in the Rockefeller and Carnegie
foundations. Let "the Duma" be
convened and render formal and Irre
Mr. Bryan objects to raising sal
aries of federal judges above $5,000,
because the judges might be contami
nated by mixing socially with pluto
crats and thereby have their judicial
opinions warped. Mr. Bryan's Chau
tauqua lecture prices are still quoted
at $500 and expenses for a two hours'
"Home rule" and "Let the people
rule" ere the democratic slogans la
Nebraska, but by voting to uphold the
Sackett law these are explained to
mean that the power of recall over
local officers will continue to be lodged
with the governor at Lincoln Instead
of with the people who elect them.
A commercial traveler explains that
the demand for nine-foot bed sheets In
Nebraska hotels Is due to the fact that
the quilts and comforters are so dirty
that they need to he covered top and
bottom by the sheets. Theblll might
be amended to call also for clean quilts
. A juror at Nashville has been fined
for contempt of court for telling the
judge to go to the devil and calling
him undesirable names. The judge
doubtless assessed the fine because he
did not feel like being treated as
though he held an office in Washing
ton. The government has Just voted a
medal of honor to Captain Geohegan,
who saved seventeen persons from
drowning on , a sinking steamer in
1876. The captain will not be able to
say "This is so sudden."
A favorable report has been made In
congress on a bill increasing the sal
aries of the weather forecasters. That
ought to induce them to hang out the
"Fair and Warmer" sign a little more
Colonel Watterson says he does not
know whether the new Cuban republic
will last. We have felt all along that
someone would finally ask Colonel
Watterson a question he could not
A magazine (.writer says that Mr.
Lincoln worked from twelve to fifteen
hours a day, but always got nine hours'
sleep every night. When did he get
time to tell all those Lincoln anec
dotes? The Omaha Police board Is wise in
deciding in the matter of granting
druggists' permits that it will not stir
up trouble for Itself. It will never
lack for volunteers on the outside to
stir up trouble.'
V The czar of Russia has gone outside
diplomatic circles to select a new am
bassador to Rome. The czar never
loses anything by ignoring his immedi
ate followers when making important
If you want , a "plain and un tech
nical" explanation of all the technical
ities just read the petition filed by the
office-hungry democrats who want to
get those places on the supreme bench.
Nevada haa adopted a law requiring
applicants for divorce to be residents
of the state for two years, Instead of
six months, as heretofore. Looks like
a personal thrust at Nat Goodwin.
Congress has passed the bill prohib
iting the importation of opium, except
when prepared for medicinal purposes.
The first result will be renewed activ
ity among the smugglers.
An Ininreaalv. Mark.
New fork World.
Th Nebraska legislature la considering
a resolution compelling lobbylats to wear
badgea. A facsimile of a dollar would be
Na Frnetlon Permitted.
"Woman," say Charlotte Perkins Gil
man, "la only a.' part of speech." Ther
are a good many men scattered throughout
our broad land 'who will Inaiat that Mrs.
Oilman 1 too conservative.
818sbaa aa a Knocker.
It la a cause for regret that when any
legislation of Importance for the common
good la prapoaed or enacted, great and
powerful Interests that have enjoyed Im
proper advantage, are constantly at work
to baffle the wllf of th majority.
Whr a Shakoeown I Needed.
Nw Tork Tribune.
Real earthquake have been followed by
uch appalling consequence In th last
few weeks that there would seem to b no
occasion for telling atorlea about Imaginary
onea, like that reported from Barcelona.
It la a pity that the depression which I
said to have affected many European In
dustries haa not entirely closad th fib
lhaaed M Miad.
New Tork Bun.
Th president of a Chicago woman'a club
held ver views of th tyrant man. She
pronounced him a "head hunter" and men
tally unfit to "aaaoulat with th beat
type of womanhood." "No man," ab
cried whll whit hand applauded and
atrong men alunk away In ahame, ahould
"ever again enter Inte her life." Naturally
h was married th other day. 480 parish
all th eneralr of man. But this 1 danger
ous and only to b whispered.
SOLBMX FAREWELL Bt10,lET.
Pssereal Feast af nalgola; AnserU
ran aad la coming C'ahaas.
Apparently there Is not much attention
between the political Cubans and the
Americana lately acting as guardian of
the pence on the island. A few daya be
fore the formal transfer of th govern
ment to the natives a great banquet was
given In Havana to Governor Magoon and
to the aurcessful and defeated candidates
of the recent Cuban election. It was a
reception to the coming powers, a fare
well to the going rulers, but the latter
feature of the function was devoid of
heartiness or sincerity. A correspondent
of the New Tork Evening Post sketches
some Impressive features of the occasion
aa follows: Governor Msgorn, In th cen
tral place of honor, was less tho center of
regard than were the Cuban leaders of
either side. The governor had Just re
turned from his long deferred journey
over the Island, and the effect on the pub
Ho cf the reception given him at various
towns could not but be felt in the very
air. For that tour was anything but a
triumphal Journey. A one of the pro
vlnclal papera declared editorially, "They
have awaited him, they have received him,
they have regaled him, these public func
tionaries, corporations and foreigner
formal. , . . A proconsul Is tolerated be
cause he Is feared, not because ha la loved.''
obliged to be courteous to the chief of the
state In which they reside but th
Cuban people nave not taken part In this
reorptlon; ... everywhere the greeting
given has been purely official, ceremonious,
Thla was the aenttment of many papers
In many' towns and of people who ex
pressed themselves individually as well.
Therefore when the first speaker at th
great banquet, Senor Eliseo Olbcrga, on
of Cuba's orators, aa shown formerly when
he was the autonomist party's member of
the Spanish Cortes, and, as member of the
Cuban Constitutional convention, one of
the first aupportera of the Piatt amend
ment, made courteous and elaborate men
tion of the work of the Vnlted States, of
President Roosevelt, and of the provisional
governor In behalf cf Cuba, there was not,
although the orator's pause gave occasion
for it, a partlcl of applause. A moment
of absolutely dead silence followed th
peroration, and then Senor Qllbcrga, with
adroit eloquence, covered the awkward
pause by taking up the national interests
of Cuba aa represented by her Industries,
her commerce and her future government.
After the addresses of brilliant men, th
report that Governor Magoon made fell flat
Indeed, and not only because his utter
ances had to be tranalated by his Interpre
ter, sentence after setence, but because
they were read from the manuscript, an
unfortunate contrast to the flowing ex
temporaneous speeches that had gone be
fore, and also because they gave an ac
count of Cuba's revenue that most of the
hearers believed to be Inaccurate. He said,
for instance, that "in September, 1906, the
provisional government found in th tra
ury of Cuba $9,893,993.23 cash available for
general expenses," whereaa ther waa in
the treasury the sum of $13,626,689.66, every
one supposed. Such discrepancy In fig
ures made an unpleasant impression tn the
beginning of the report, and the restless
ness of the house testified to its lack of
Interest In what followed of th gover
A repetition of the feeling towarda the
other orations cam when Dr. Zayaa, the
vice prealdent-elect, took the floor. He
waa called to the front, and apoke for
nearly an hour with great effect. But
even hla acknowledment of th part
played by th provialonal' government In
assuring peaceful elections, and the effort
made by' the. Vnlted States to turn over
the government to Cubana In a good work
ing condition met with the very lightest
applauae. Aa an American business man
aid to me, tt was no plac for an Ameri
can who 1 honest enough to acknowledge
that the American Intervention In Cuba
has been anything but a government of
Cuba for Cubans.
The officials of the American Intervention,
whose salaries have been paid, naturally,
from the Cuban treasury, form a small
army. Governor Magoon, with his salary
of $25,000, and attendants, all drawing con
siderable pay, make th palac aalarles Into
a formidable amount. Then cornea Colonel
Crowder, who 1 at th head of th De
partment of Justice; Major J. D. Terrtll.
Department of th Treasury; Lieutenant
Colonel Greble, aupervlaor of government
works; Major Blocum, chief of rural
guards; Colonel Black, supervisor of pub
lio works, all drawing $8,000 a year, and
each with a large staff, of assistants, sec
retaries, stenographers and lesser persons,
to every one of whom salary l P'd from
the Cuban treasury. Thla la not including
th coat of the army of pacification, for
which Cuba' indebtedness is to the United
Statea, and must be added to Its national
debt. It 1 scarcely wonderful that the
departure of thla retinue of foreigner will
b pleaalng to th natives of th laland,
and that they feel determined to keep them
out, In pit of th prognostications of
American business men. who want to aee
the United Statea In permanent posses
slon here. One sugar grower said to me
that he and others would help to bring
about conditions to compel the return of
American foroes. When aaked how ha
would do It, hi reply was:
"Oh, -we can pay th guajlroa and peons
to us their machete a llttl.e and ther
you hav a revolution; word will go abroad
that the Island is In disorder, business In
terrupted. nd ther is nothing for It but
the strong hand of the Washington govern
ment." In contraat with this sort of principle
who Is to condemn Cuban method of clf
governmentT PERSON A Is NOTES.
Th laleat shake In Spain seems to hav
been largely a tremor of th nerve.
"Every man," says Governor Btubb of
Kansas, "ought to read hla Blbl. hi
ballot and his newspaper without assist-anc."-
Somewhat tardily th pi-ophl who had
predicted th Italian arthquak ar send
ing In their namee. Nearly time to clo
Th will of John V. Farwell, pioneer mer
chant and philanthropist of Chicago, dis
pose of an cstat of H.T7S.0OO equally
among hla five chlldisn. Th Moody Bible
Institute. In which Mr. Moody took a deep
Interest, receives an annuity of $!, for
It I reported that Aasociat Justice
Packham of th United States supreme
court will retlr shortly ftr March t.
Judg Pack ham reached th retiring age,
79 years, som tlm ago, but potpond
retirement. It Is said, In order thst Judg
Taft might appoint his succor.
Edward Payaon Weston desires more na
tional attention. Not content with hi walk
from Portland, M., to Chicago, Just forty
years after hla record walk of October,
1MT, th eld gntlmaa plan another ex
hibition of hla power. On hla 70th birth
day, March IS, b propose to leave New
Tork for San Francleco, a 1000-mil jour
nay, which he expects to cover In 100 daya,
resting on Sunday
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NOMINATION BV DIRECT PRIMARY
Beatrice Sun: It shouldn't take much ef
fort to repeal the primary law. If a few
membera of the legislature would arise In
their places and present themselves as ex
amples of what the primary law gives us,
there would be a strong sentiment against
the primary method of making nominations.
Papllllon Times: The attempts of some of
the democratic .members of the state legis
lature to have the present direct primary
system repealed In Nebraska la a step
backward. There are defecta in the present
law which only experience and actual trial
of the law could reveal, and now that they
have been pointed out, there next step Is to
remedy them. . But to repeal the entire
law and go back to the old system of
packed caucuses and conventions, is indeed
a move in the wrong direction, and one
that will not be approved or upheld by the
honest voters of this state, regardless of
Kearney Hub: The proposed amendment
to the primary law Which are Intended to
permit members of one party to vote for
candidates pf another party, or for lnde
pendent voters to vote for candidates of
either party, I a fraud on its face, Intended
to sanction by law the frauds perpetrated
by democrat upon the republican ballot
under the existing law. A republican
ahould hav. absolutely nothing to say about
the selection of a democratic candidate,
and vie. veraa. Aa long as both partloa
exist through party organization they should
be protected instead of being exposed to
piracy and prostitution.
Ord Quix: Among the hundreds "of bills
being introduced in the present legislature
la one to repeal the direct primary law.
Thus It goea from one extreme to another.
The Idea of the primary law la all right,
but it was carried too far. The law should
provide for the nomination of all officers
of county and smaller territories by direct
vote, and also for the selection of party
delegates to a county convention, the latter
to, effect party organizations, elect dele
gates to larger conventions, fill vacancies
and decide ties. This Is the thing the Quiz
tslked about at the time of the passage of
the law, but our legislature had Its instruc
tions and went, ahead and did as told. We
hope that Instead of repealing th. law the
proper limitations will be made and then
we will have a law worth having.
Weeping Water Republican: A bill has
been introduced in the house to do away
with the primary law. If that passes they
will do away with a big expense. The
present law with a few amendments would
suit many voters, but there are a great
many who liked the old time primary, the
old time conventions. It waa a day of good
fellowship with old . acquaintances. An
exciting contest with sharpened ' wits, a
bloodless battle ground that wound up
with a pledge to remain loyal. Each aec
tlon brought out candidates to battle for
supremacy. Now. well, a handful of men
gather together, persuade somebody to file
hla name for an office, the handful go
back and alt down, and the candidate finds
himself In a turbulent sea without a life
preserver, and, amt no particular section
active In his support.
York Times: Bills have been Introduced
In both branches of the state legislature to
repeal th primary law and the leading
democrats, including the governor, seem to
be favorable to their passage. Many re
publicans also sympathize with tho meas
ure. The fact la, the present primary law
la not popular, and the effort to brand as
professional pollllclana or railroad tools all
who ar dissatisfied with it has signally
failed. Tho arguments advanced against
th present law are mainly the expense and
th fact that the country precinct do not
participate, leaving the nomination largely
with th. people who reside In town. If In
expensive primary electlona could be held,
where tha voters could go and vol for men
It Belongs to You
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that much lost. The landlord gets it, as he does the rent.
Every dollar you spend on your own boiue adds that much to
Its value and beauty, and la yours.
Ambitious men see the advantage of owning their own homes.
We want to help you In this. We loan you our money, which
ran be repaid, principal and Interest in monthly payments. Kasier
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No trouble to explain our plan.
Omaha Loan & Building;:Ass n.
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whom they know for delegates to represent
them In the conventions, we believe the at
tendance would bo much larger and many
of the objectlonahlo features of the present
law would be avoided.
A DISCRIMINATING PERSOT.
Some Remark on the Rranrreptlnn of
Brooklyn lOaglo (dem).
In obedience to a mandate from Mr,
Bryan, Colonel Guffey waa driven from
hla place as a member of the national
committee, though there was no cloud
upon his title to It. Of course, he has bnen
reinstated, which is to pay, from the
democracy of Pennsylvania, the rightful
poNsessor has coma Into hi own again.
This carries with It a rebuke, for which
Mr. Bryan will car. not In the least he
haa become accustomed to that sort of
thing. Now that the "episode" Is closed,
nothing remains to be said except that no
such wrong would have been perpetrated
but for the fact that Pennsylvania Is not
a doubtful state. As there wer. no Bryan
chances to Jeopardize In that common
wealth, injustice could be done with im
punity. The Nebraskan discriminates in
his choice of a gun. First, ho makes sure
that the recoil will cost him nothing at
SMILING REMARKS, t
Fraternal Insurance Arent Madam,
doe your huxband belong to the Ready
Mrs. Chisel (slamming th dor) No;
and he Isn't one of the readily wroked,
"I say, Jim. what on earth Is the matter
with thla automobile? Doesn't aha seem
to be disabled svimewhere?':
"I think, sir, if 1 may nay so. sir, that
the fault la In her rheumatic tires." Balti
"Soma people," said Uncle Bben. "in
allowed to do a lieip o talkin' foil do
simple reason dm ev'ybody knows dry ain'
g'lneter say nuffln' dat makes any dlff
unce." Washington Star.
General What Js the meaning of this
disgraceful retreat? You are not fit to
command a body of men, sir!
Fat Captain (gasping) Oh, hut I ami
I qualified by WHlklng fifty miles In two
days in the infantiy endurance contest.
Jim Jane let me kiss her last night for
the first time.
Jim's Sister Did she? Guess she must
have been reading what that Boston doc
Jim What did he ssy?
Jim's Sister He said kissing would re
move freckles. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I see that 'grinning gargoyle' speech
wan thrown out."
"Yes, It went where all gargoyles should
"Where Is that?"
"Up tho aiiout." Baltimore American,
HI U K ( OHIMALI1V1
New York Glob.
I met her at a dinner dance
Straightway my heart began te prance;
You see, 'twas love right at a glance.
Mv flings were; at once I wooed
Her with an ardor true; not crude
1 dared not be, though she's nu prude.
A Wt too bold.
(She treated me
Permission granted oft I called,
Ah, me, with Ice her heart was .walled,
Whllo mine was battered, bruised aotl
And I protest
That naught could an Impression make
On her. 1 thought my heart would break.
For weeks I went, for her sweet sake,
.Without, my rest.
(She treated me
Quite cordially.) 5
This morning' mall brought me a noti
In haxte I looked at what she wrote
Ai lump has risen In my throat.
For she'll to wed
My rival; and I'm writing now
TO wish her Joy, and tell her how
I'm pleased to hear the new. I vow
That' what I've mild.
(Hhe wrote to me '
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