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-THE OMAIIA DATLY BEE: WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 17. 1909.
Tim Omaha Daily Bee.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.:
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full and complete copies of The Pally,
Morning. Evening and Sunday Bee printed
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r WHUjr 6ut or town.
, ' i Habsojrlbara laavlog the city teas
' .porarlly shoole have Tkt Baa
. MsIM te theaa. Address will k
' aAe aa .(tea as reaested.,
' IttverjfKnox a boost for the secre
, ,tary: of state.
'Apparently winter's vertebrae re
fusfca to be broken.
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Tb.e men, may hold the fort, but in
Omaha the women hold the schools.
jv.aiiiornia.naa discovered that it ia
, n?t as afraid .of the Japs as it was.
"'What "hi'ihe greatest need of the
Nw Vork stage? asks an eastern
Speaking of. names again, Mrs.
Robb of Indianapolis has been ar
rested on a charge of shoplifting."
Congressional Record, while a
little late with the news, formally an
nounces the pj let Ion of Taft and Sher
'nian. "Adam was a democrat.".' says a
Philadelphia paper. We doubt it, as
there was no other man around for
"hlra to differ' w1h. '
Practically all of the cement com
panies of the country have formed a
merger. They should have no trouble
In sticking together.
Cable' advices state that Servla is
still preparing for war. Might match
Servla against Nevada, as tbey are
both in the lightweight class.
Germany has sent out a call for
1,000,000,000 eggs. The average cit
. Uen would be happy with one of two',
' if they were above suspicion.
' Customs officials at New York are
trying to decide whether caviar Is fish
or eggs. It does not cost enough to
come under the egg classification.
The local preachers who are telling
the people who come to church why
the others stay "at home are at least
proving their faith in printer's ink.
Having completed and perfected his
noiseless, gun- it is hpped that Mr.
Maxim 111 -'have time to invent a
uolaefaag firecracker before July 4.
The New York Sun announces that
"the world is growing better," but it
really does not expect the change to
W very noticeable until after March 4.
Chicago is still trying to unload its
jsji-feedlng graft. Chicago and Cook
county are invited to look at the ex
ample act by Omaha and Douglas
After making a long and bitter
fight agalfbft the 'use of preservatives,
Or. Wile, s going to become an edi
tor and' become familiar with the art
King Edward' has been suffering
S'froiu a lever cold, but he has one ad
vantage, in that,, be doea not have to
listen to folks who want to tell him
how to cure lt.
The Marconi director have given
Jack Blunj a, gold watch. It is not
often that $1J a week men are given
gold watches by the directors of their
President Roosevelt's daughter has
been made an honorary member of the
Bricklayers' union. Some of the con
gressmen act as If they had Joined the
Trade reports show that more steel
la -bing ordered for the building
trades than 'at any time in several
years. A building revival Is the real
advance agent of prosperity.
ilfB TAFT AXD TUB KEGRO.
Mr. Taft's latest message to the
south, delivered at New Orleans upon
his return from Panama, deals wltb
the question over which the south has
shown the keenest concern, the atti
tude of the president-elect on the race
problem. No real friend of the south
can fall to commend the honesty and
frankness of Mr. Taft in stating his
position, nor ran there be any question
that his view Is the wise one. In an
address to 7,000 negroes at Pelican
island, Mr. Taft said:
There Is not the slightest doubt but tlist
the race question can be settled and that
It Is now In the process of being settled.
The north, however, must not appear as If
It would force the settlement. The south
knows more about the problem than the
north does, and we people of the north must
stand aside. Of course wo must commend
what has been done and encourage both
Idea to accomplish more.
We' have been told that the whites and
blacks cannot live together In the same
country,, and that the negroes should be
sent .away to some other country. Now
where are we going to send the negroes?
Tou are here, and you will remain here.
But I tell you this, that if we were to rind
a place which It would be practical to send
you, that the first people to protest would
ke those whom the theorists say you can
not lrVa with.
I ask you to elevate the Individual. It
may be necessary to give some of the col
ored people advanced education such as
the professions but the masses should have
primary and industrial education, so that
they can make their hands useful and make
themselves good cltlsens. Your history
shows that a great deal of Injustice has
been done to you, but you must forget this
and eliminate all prejudice If you wish to
assist In .settling the race question. If you
want-a square deal you must give a squsre
deal. You must tesrh your children that
work Is honorable, that no matter If they
obtain the very best education no work Is
dishonorable, and thst If It Is necessary
thst they dig In the ditches they should be
proud of the honest labor they are doing.
This reflects the sentiment of the
best people of the south, however
much it may be denounced by men of
the Tillman and Vardaman type who
are opposed to the education of the
negro and opposed to any law that
looks to giving him political and prop
erty equality with the whites. The
southerners understand that the com
mercial and industrial development of
the south must come largely through
the labor of the negro and they are
beginning to understand that the more
Intelligent the laborer the more rapid
the industrial advancement.' will be.
Their efforts to educate the negro in
Industrial lines and in the common
schools have been hindered by the op
position of the Tillman type, by the
negroes themselves, In many ways, and
by some well-meaning philanthropists
who have sought to adapt their the
ories to conditions which they do not
understand. Mr. Tart's advice is that
the north should stand aside knd allow
the problem to be solved by those who
understand it best.
The right of the negro to vote, sub
ject to the same qualifications that are
applied to white voters, must be main
tained, but, as Mr. Taft explains, it can
better be secured by education than by
force., The south appreciates this and
the franchise laws In different states
are being adjusted to. meet the condi
tions, with the prospect of an early
and more satisfactory solution of the
problem. The race question can not
long remain a troublesome one if Mr.
Taft's suggestions for dealing with it
are followed. j
TROUBLE STAHIS i.V CVBA.
Two companies of Cuban rural
guards have mutinied against orders
attaching them to the regular army
and have been put under arrest for
future trial. The mutinous soldiers
are reported to have the support of a
large political faction that is already
making plans to Interfere with the pol
icies of the Gomes administration, and
their outbreak, while not, in Itself seri
ous. Is accepted as the revival of the
old factional fights among the Cuban
statesmen which resulted in the down
fall of the Palma administration and
called for the second American occu
pation of the island.
President Gomes has held a confer
ence with the two factions of the lib
eral party and has announced his own
policies, coupled with the ultimatum
that if the Zayaltas do not want to
work with him he will break with
them. Whatever the Immediate decis
ion may be, it is accepted by the well
Informed in the islaud that the break
will come before many months and
that when It does come the disgruntled
factions will probably be found united
against the Gomes party. In such
event, the United States would prob
ably again be called upon to send an
army to preserve order, and it is gen
erally understood that if the American
flag Is hoisted In Cuba again it will
Omaha needa a shsklng up like Messina
got to bring her people to their senses. In
the last thirty years money has been the
main object of that city. Now that it Is
ricn and on easy street It should give some
sttention to the slums, the roosts, the pub
lic dance halls over saloons, all night and
Sunday saloons, the Arcade houses and
gambling dens. Who will tsks the lead?
The on who does Will lose trade. That will
deter moat of 'em. Crete Democrat.
This Illustrates what aort of an im
pression ia made on uninformed out
siders by the performances of our sen
ior and Junior yellow Journals. The
exaggeration and distortion of small
Incidents by the sensational newspa
pers gives Omaha an immense amouut
of undesirable advertising and the tnia
chiefmakers never take any pains to
correct the false inferences.
Everyone In Omaha knows that
Omaha has advanced morally, socially
and intellectually, Just as it has com
mercially and materially. It would
take a searching expedition to find any
"slums" la Omaha at all. There are
no all-night and Sunday saloons. The
social evil Is kept within as strict lim
its In Omaha as la any city of its sise
in the country, and public gambling
has been completely extinguished even
down to automatic slot machines.
There is scarcely a city In Nebraska,
big or little, of which as much can be
said, and yet, because our own yellow
Journals make mountains out of mole
hills for political effect, Omaha Is held
up constantly by the country papers
as a hot-bed of vice and iniquity.
Omaha has Its faults and needs re
form badly In many directions. Sen
sible and well-directed criticism would
do much good, but such unfounded de
nunciation can produce nothing but
DEMOCRATS ASD THK JAPAXKS11.
, The democratic statesman who at
tempts to define the. attitude of his
party on any Important issue or to
pledge its support or opposition on
any question before the people Is tak
ing long chances of getting his wires
crossed with those of some other
leader trying to send distress signals
on the same subject. An illustration
is at hand In connection with efforts
to define the democratic position on
the Japanese school question over
which the California and Nevada leg
islatures have recently become so ex
James Hamilton Lewis, distinguished
democratic statesman, Is visiting in
Toklo, and a few days ago made it a
Special order of business to Inform the
Japanese high officials that "the dem
ocratic party is thoroughly in accord
with President Roosevelt In his efforts
to maintain the treaty understandings
with Japan." He assured the Japanese
that if the state legislatures passed
any bills conflicting with the treaty
agreements, the democrats would see
to it that the courts annulled the acts,
or that the government would take a
hand and enforce the federal power
over that of the offending states. The
cables carried Mr.. Lewis' elaborate
proclamation to the United States Just
as they were carrying to Japan the re
marks made the same night by Wil
liam J. Bryan, another eminent dem
ocrat. In a speech on the same sub
ject at Tampa, Fla., Mr. Bryan de
clared that the Nevada legislature,
which had just passed resolutions de
nouncing the Japanese and asking that
they be driven from the country, had
acted within its rights and that the
democratic party approved heartily of
the legislature's few pointed remarks
on the Japanese question.
In a conflict of opinion like that, the
plain citizen will have some-difficulty
In deciding just what the attitude of
the democratic party may be on the
Japanese question. Governor Haskell
may not agree with either Mr. Bryan
or Mr. Lewis, and should he take
sides with either, Tom Taggart would
probably be on the other. Norman
E. Mack and "Fingy" Conners can not
be expected to agree on the subject,
and Bailey and Tillman are yet to be
heard from. One need of. the demo
cratic leaders seems to be a conference
committee with power to act. The
Japanese may not understand the
democratic attitude on the question,
but they may find consolation in the
thought that every one else is equally
in the dark.
The bill presented by a physician
member of the Nebraska legislature to
require applicants for marriage licen
ses to present a physician's certificate
stating that they are not afflicted with
tuberculosis or mental or physical ail
ment is supposed to be in line with
Governor Sheldon's recommendation,
but that is not exactly what Governor
Sheldon urged 'In bis message. His
proposed physician's certificate was to
state that the contracting parties were
capable of bringing healthy children
into the world. But either plan would
be Just as good for the purpose of
making fees for the physicians.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary, the World-Herald, Is at least
frank In saying that the hurry to pass
the Omaha charter bill is a hurry to
eliminate the bipartisan feature of the
police board and give the democrats
a chance to fill all five places with the
faithful Instead of letting two places
go to the republicans, as now.
Governor Shallenberger keens on
telling what an urgent advocate he is
of civil service reform and non-
partisanship In the management of
state institutions, but always with a
qualifying clause that the civil service
barriers be erected after he fills the
jobs with. democratic appointees.
Without a dlusentlng vote the house
has passed the bill granting statehood
to Arizona and New Mexico. The fact
that there is no good argument
against the passage of the bill is prob
ably one of the reasons the senate will
urge for withholding action until the
This Is the time for the various Im
provement clubs to get their requests
honored by the mayor and council. A
project that would not get a pleasant
smile after election will have the
easiest kind of sledding in the face of
a primary and municipal campaign.
Drug stores In Kansas are no lonaer
allowed to sell whisky even on a physi
cian's prescription. It is difficult to
understand why a reputable physician
would want to prescribe the Kansas
drug store whisky unless he had a
grudge against his patient.
A bill Is pending In the Porto Rico
legislature making it a misdemeanor
for a man to go bare-footed on the
streets. The name of the American
shoe manufacturer back of the bill la
After expressing themselves against
it, a bare majority of the state sena
tors have voted for Mr. Bryan's plan
to bitch a school of politics on the
8tate university. We thought Mr.
Bryan always urged hla friends to vote
their real convictions.
The. senate committee on judiciary
has decided that the absorption of the
Tennessee Coal and Iron company by
the Steel trust was not a violation of
the Sherman law, but comes under the
head of benevolent assimilation.
While King Edward was giving his
nephew, the kaiser, assurances of
peaceful Intentions the British Parlla
ment authorised the construction of
six more battleships of the Dread
That Mexican theater holocaust is a
long ways off, but still it suggests that
the authorities in Omaha and else
where check up once more the Are
exits of all our theaters, public halls
Wise solicitors of contributions for
charitable and other public enterprises
will check off of their list in advance
the names of the Omaha sports who
went over to Chicago to make a kill
Wkere Oar Troablea Corn Fran.
Charleston News and Courier.
The troubles that have befallen this re
public are, of course, due to the fact that
it started out with thirteen states, and it
should not be forgotten that Georgia waa
tha thirteenth colony settled.
Hossdisg Up the "Sooners."
Twenty-six Indictments in the Okla
homa timber fraud cases are a creditable
legacy from this administration to the
next. Theft of the soli and Its products
has become dsngerous enough In this coun
try to be forever unpopular.
The Policy that Saceeeds.
Mr. Taft comes back form Panama with
the cheering news that the Panam canal
will be finished in four years. After all.
the only way to accomplish a great work
la to atop talking and get at It. That pol
icy In regard to the canal seems to be
Not aa Idle Dream.
By reducing the salary of the secretary
of state to $8,000 before Mr. Knox takes ths
Job, and restoring It to $12,000 Immediately
afterward congress will courteously make
the gentleman from Pennsylvania eligible
to a place In Mr. Taft's cabinet, thus. once
more showing that one Coke s theoty that
the law Is the perfection of resson was no
Homestckaess of the Fleet.
All the way across the Atlantic ocean
Is flashed the news that the sailors and
officers of the -American battleship fleet
are suffering from that terrible malady,
nostalgia. Few general news readers will
gain much of an Idea from the fact that
the messages .carry the mere name of the
complaint. As a matter of fact, nostalgia
Is not anything Ilka typhoid. It has a kind
of deadly sound, but It Is not nearly so ter
rible as the fever scourge.
The man who was never hnmestck either
never left ' heme or' never had a worthy
home. All honor io a great naval force
that becomes 'fretful and discontented in
the closing flsyS-of'a year-long cruise.
A Wood Sawlnai Governor. -
- Now York World.
Proverbial ' philosophy ascribes great
virtue to the craft of the wood sawyer. He
ia credited with generating sapience with
every tip and -slash of his notched steel,
with spontaneously acquiring cunning to
match hla adversary and power of elbow
and of wit to grind him to powder. And
In such popular beliefs often lie the seeds
of true wisdom. The Instinct which per
ceives the brain engine at work, following
ths oscillating shoulders of the sawyer. Is
a true one. Something In the plunge, like
twin pistons, of the rigid arms, guiding the
mordant blade clean through straight grain
and surly knot, stimulates ths Imagination
and sharpens ths wits. If ths octopus In
Missouri Is a wise dragon, and wishes to
keep his claws from the pruning knife,
he will find some means to separate the
governor from his sawbuck. In that base
ment of the executive mansion trouble Is
making for hfm.
Mexico and Canada are taking up con
servation of national resources.
Mr. Stephenson of Wisconsin spent $107,793
In the endeavor to control the primaries
and win hla way Into the senate. Ths
example of such patriotism shouM not bo
lost on the country.
The fashion pet by the count of Turin,
cousin of the king of Italy, to celebrate
his engagement to the Princess Patricia of
Connaught by a hippopotamus hunting
party In Africa Is not likely to become
popular In fashionable circles. The hippo
potami could not stand the strain.
A band of S00 hearty and husky maidens
from Wurtemberg landed in New York re
cently, on their wsy to Oregon to get hus
bands among ths lonely sheep herders. If
the bunch gets beyond the western bound
ary of Idaho, the lonely Oregoniana must
be up and on guard. Idaho bachelors rarely
let a good thing pass by.
One of tha least known women in New
York is Mrs. David Warfleld. She Is aa
rtlrlng as Is her distinguished husband, and
Is closely In touch wltb hint. She was Miss
Mary Bradt. a 8 an Francisco belle, and Is
extremely girlish In appearance. She Is an
enthuslastlo collector of oriental ruga and
la an authority on the subject.
W'ben the Oermsn emperor wss the guest
of Archduke. Frans Ferdinand at Eckar
stan for deer shooting ha spoke every dsy
to 1 Is .entourage at Berlin over a apodal
telephone Una. - This wire, forty miles lonn,
was specially laid at greut expense to suit
the kaiser's convenience for a few days
end because the ordinary wires did not
csny the vole clearly enough.
The Maharajah Oaekwsr of Baroda has
melted down and converted into bullion the
celebrated gold and silver ckmion of Bar
oda. Of these costly but useless toys ths
silver guns wers tha inspiration of a former
gaekwar. In order to "go one better" than
hla predecessor, the lata gaekwar had the
gold guns cast, and mounted at a cost of
100,000. They reposed In the state armory
and wer the wonder and admiration of
all visitors to ths capital.
For twenty-seven years the great tight of
the Vera Crus lighthouse has been tended
by Miss Laura A. Hecox. In that time she
has had only six brief vacations and In a
recent statement she expressed satisfaction
with hr lit. 8h is the daughter of a
clergyman who, when his health gave way,
obtained tha post on ths lighthouse. H ex
pected to remain there only a year, but
health 'did not return and for thlrteo
years b was ia charge of the house. Then
his daughter received the appointment and
ah has filled It to tha satisfaction of th
government officials and mariners.
ROl Ml ABOI T NEW YORK.
Ripples the Carreat f l ife la the
Lodge No. 1 of Klkdom. the first herd
broug.it together In New York, forty-one
yesrs sgo last Tuesday, will outshine by
several stories the new club quarters of
No. 39 of Omaha. The parent lode will
spend $l,0iio.ono In building a twelve-sforv
home, with all the comforts of a home and
the luxuries of a club. The location la the
southesst corner of Forty-third street and
Sixth avenue, and the structure Is to be
finished and ready for dedication next
Christmas eve. Its facade will be of classic
style and will be treated In aranite. marble
and llmestom. For the accommodation of
tired t.lks four high-speed passenger ele
vators will be provided, while those who
need exercise will be permitted to climb
one monuments! stslrwsy or two spacious
subsidiary stairways. Besides these, of
course, there will be two service stairways
On. . . . . m ... .....
.c me ureal lemurcs or the building
win oe the lodge room, which, upon occ
Blon, will also be used as a ball room and
entertainment hall. It will be one of the
most spacious and beautiful In this coun
try, seventy-two feet In the clesr In each
direction between the colonnades, eighty
even oy ninety-tnree feet between the
walls and rising to a height of thirty-two
reet above the parquetry floor. A prome
nade will encircle the outside of the colon.
naaca on the first floor and will furnish
access to the retiring and lounging rooms
for both sexes. This chamber will be pro
vided with two tiers of twenty-eight boxes
each, making fifty-six In all, with a prom
enade encircling and connecting each tier
ana aise furnishing access to ths retiring
rooms, which will be arranged for each
tier. The acoustic properties have received
particular consideration, so thst this should
prove one of the most attractive places In
tha building. ,
As designed the interior of the bulldlna-
la to be decorated In Ivory and erold. with
Invisible reflected lighting effects through
out. Above the lodge chamber there will
be sixteen outside rooms with outside bsths,
Including twenty-four suites for the exclu
sive accommodation of members. This pro
vision alone will be of Immense advantage
to visiting Elks. The whole roof will be
taken up by the solarium and roof garden,
with pergolas, fountains and all that goes
therewith In the way of attraction, with an
appropriate treatment of plants, lights, .etc.
Between lO.ono and 16,000 Elks live in Man
hattan and Brooklyn.
The health department becan an antl.
spitting crusade last week that fll upon
offenders wltheut warning. Nearly 200 spit-
ters naa Deen arrested the first dav. Moat
of them were fined, the penalties ranging
irom oo cents to $2. There was plentv of
excitement and all manner of protestation
every tlm an arrest was made, but per
sons In the various stations who were not
arrested seemed to b glad thst some re.
buke was being offered to the practice.
The magistrates of Manhattan had been ap
prised of what was going to happen. All
naa agreed to Impose a fins where the
esse Justified it.
New York's prise commuter is believed
to be W. H. McQuold of the Consolidated
exchange. He lives at Mlddletown, N. Y.,
slxty-slx miles away, and rides In every
morning and out every night, six days In
the week, not to speak of Sundays and
holidays. And he has been doing this for
thirty years. A little bit of arithmetic win
show that In those three decades he has
traveled on the Erie'rallroad alone l,207,soo
miles, the equivalent of 431 trips around the
world or four trips to the moon. And that
Isn't alL He rarely comes Into town with
out a bundle and never goes out without
something under his arm.
"Elks," "Buffaloes." "White Rats" and
such strangely named 'fraternal orders
have been known for years, hut now an
other and even livelier sounding on has
made its appearance In town. The new
club, association, league, band, order or
whatever Its members decldn to mil it
Is to he named "The Devils."
The membership consists of spenders.
rounders, first nighters and generally those
who make the Great White Way what it
Is. The chief requisite Isv acnarentlv a
leng pocket and a willingness to din one's
hands therein on the slightest provocation.
Much to the regret of the Maxles. Daisies.
Flossies, Tessles and others of tha primary
and lesser stars, the feminine sex' will
be barred from active membership, though
ladles will be well carsd for by the mem
bers, whoso first resson for existence as
set forth In their articles of association Is:
To care for, protect, amuse, dine, wine
nd otherwise entertain the fair sex."
An appropriate emblem to distinguish
"The Devils" from other mortals may now
be aeen In the form of a miniature red
devil in the lapels of many prominent habi
tues of old Broadway, and several actors
have already availed themselves of tho
chance to sport the sporty emblem.
For the present, active membership will
be limited to New York City, but it Is said
that chapters will soon be established
throughout the country. Already the. mix
ologists have honored the order by naming
cocktail after It Such a cocktail could
not, naturally, be anything but very hot
It wss a strange story, emanating from
New York, that newspapers all over the
land printed the other day. It told of a
man who waa so well contented with his
wife, his little daughter and his home that
he refused to fight for millions that might
Attllio P. Morosini Is the happy and con
tented man. When his father, the' famous
Italian-American banker, Giovanni p.
Morosini, died a few months ago he left
an estate valued at from $5,000,000 to $10.-
000,000. To each of his four children ha
bequeathed comparatively small sums At
tillo's share wss about $150,000. The bulk
of the estate went to the favorite daughter,
"I am tco happy to think of fighting for
a fortune," Attllio Morosini Is reported as
saying soon after the will was read. "I
am making a good living, I have a charm
ing wlfs, a dear little daughter and a
comfortable home. I am content. What
more could man ask?
"Su far In life I have made my own
way; the fact that I do not receive a
larger share of ths millions of my father
doea not disturb roe. I feel that a man
stands higher In the estimation of his fellow-man
when he does things."
Uood Slaa of the Times.
Chief Forester Pinchot haa had the satis
faction of having owners of $.000,000 out of
the (.000,000 acres of timber lands in this
country owned by paper manufacturers
wslt on him formally In Washington and
ask how they can co-operate wth the gov
ernment to preserve and safeguard the
supply of pulp wood. Men who once scoffed
now pray. Business Interests that one
wer Indifferent to the warning of forestry
experts sre now seeing how the pocket
nerve may be touched, if paat waste and
recklessness continue. Mr. Pinchot bss al
lies now who can b useful in vary "prac
KeeplasT If the Pressor.
Th temper of congress does not seem
to be Improved by th discovery that Pres
ident Roosevelt proposes to bs right on
th. Job up to th last day of his term.
to make Delicious Hot
Biscuit tempting:, appe-
sirnwfr aw .
nuiiv vim iiic 1UUU
to sleep after. No alum ;
no fear of
BRYAN AND BBVAMSMS.
Central City Republican? ft was a shrewd
move of Billy Bryan to get out of the
state so as not to be held responsible for
ny work of the legislature.
Tekamah Journal: It does seem that the
democratic-mentor of Nebraska has de
serted the better class legislation for he
docs not seem to be trying to advance any
of the legislation the people of the state
are Interested In from a vital standpoint.
But Mr. Bryan would not be Mr. Bryan
If he did not look out for his political
prospects first and the people's Interest
Blue 8prlngs Sentinel: The democratic
legislature has at last, agreed that they
are unable to draft their bank guarantee
deposits law and have decided to call upon
some attorney tit constitutional renown to
help them out of their dllema. What is the
matter with Bryan? lie made tho Issue
and said, "my friends, how easy It works.
You put your money In the bank at night
and sleep soundly, knowing you can draw
it out in the morning nothing easier In the
world." Bryan Is a lawyer, If he does not
know what to do with an Issue after rats
log it, what docs he raise It for? ,
West Point Democrat: All this talk about
Bryan, or any other democrat, trying to
inject politics into .the state university Is
tommy-rot. The proposition whkh Mr.
Bryan favors, and which Is favored by
some of the best friends the university
ever had, merely provides that tha political
science department aliall , becomean lnr
tegral 'part of the University Instead of
a mere side Issue as It now Is. There is
nothing of partisan spirit In the whole
matter. Mr. Bryan Is already maintaining
several scholarships at the state university,
the Interest on, his donations being paid
to the students who make the best showing
In certain lines of study and research.
Plattsmouth News-Herald: Mr.. Bryan's
corporation brewery legislature of Lincoln
confessed It absolute and utter lack of
brains sufficient to prepare a bank gaur
antee law according to Mr. Bryan's and
the Denver platform specifications. The
people remember how flippantly Mr. Bryan
spoke last fall, of the almpliclty of a bank
guarantee law. Mr. Bryan had submitted
his plan In writing, but the legislature con
fessed Its lack of sufficient Intelligence to
framo a bill in accordance therewith and
pass it. Tha legislature voted to allow $300
to pay Judge Albert, a populist of Colum
bus, for tha prepsratlon of the bill. The
taxpayer muat foot the bill, when they
vote to elect the Incompetent, ignorant and
Irresponsible to legislative offices.
Ashland Oaaette." An Interested publlo Is
looking on with - anxious expectation to
catch tho first accent of Mr. Bryan's order
to the legislature ' on the much strained
subject of local option. Every move ia
under the direct dictation of the "peerless
leader." It seems that it will be Impossible
for him to evade the question much longer.
There ar. people who look for him to have
an Important political engagement that will
take him out of the state and beyond the
reach of communication when the critical
moment arrives. We are wondering
whether or not be will emorge from the
situation with Jim Dalilman and liis crowd
and the preachers and temperance lec
turers still whooping It up for him whether
one the one side he will be counted as all
right wrth the boys and on the other as
the very embodyment of "civil righteous
ness." Mr. Bryan Is a versatile politician
and where mojt of politicians would full
he will find a way out. We are watching
the event with Interest.
Watchlac the PI toasltr,
The big squad of office-seekers thst Wash
ington expects next month are beginning to
parade In the hotels and on the avenue.
The government hss not become su sbso-
lutely ideal that these gentry no longer
think It worth while to present themselves
at the beginning of the administration.
For Health When the California
JT M r
their oranges "Sunkist," It was their guarantee to the publlo
that "Sunkist" brand meant selected tree-ripened fruit eeedZsaa,
honJpicktJ. ruZrIaiW-thecbolcestpick of their S.OOOoracge groves.
Ask Your Dealer for "Sunkist"
Try these luscious oranges today and learn what a difference in
flavor from other oranges. Ask your dealer. He has Jpst received
I Thi ''J""'' W! Califoraialemonsjmostly seedless)
r i. . ' nw receipt tor Lemon ice:
I ake six "Sunkiht" Lemons and the grated pehl of three:
two "Sunkist" Oranges, th Juice of both and th. peel
ol one, Squeez overy drop of Juic. and steep th
grated tel OI tha limoni nri nrmn o i n It n, k.i
aa boar, ri train, mix ia a nint nf
watr . A. t -
iuMuiTq ua irsss. .
best food to 1
1. .-.A. ' I
PortLAR ELECTION OF SENATORS
Am Oppostent lovlted in Tat 111
Areralo to tho Test.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Senator Lodge's assumptions In his strik
ing eulogy; of the . late Senator Allison,
that either senatorial primaries or popular
election of senators would forco a deterio
ration in the quality of the membership
of the United States senate, find a sharp
opponent In the New York Tribune, which
uses numerous Illustrations to 'controvert
the senator's views: . The 'assumption that
able men could not hope to. enter the senate
as the result of a popular 'vote or a nom
ination In direct primaries la very extreme
and wholly untenable; 'nor do. It seem In
the least reasonable to say that senators
of large experience and valuable training
would be unable to secure re-elections tinder
the more popular system of selection. Sena
tor Lodge himself could test th question
very effectively. If ho could appeal for his
next election either to th. voters of his own
party or to the voters of tho atat aa a
whole. He might have to taco conslderablu
opposition from republicans, -but Is there
the slightest doubt that ha would secure
another term? Massachusetts republicans,
would decide that a senator of Mr. Lodge's
abilities and experience should not b lightly
discarded. A senatorial primary In hla ow
cass might smother his prejudice against
PASMIftU Pl.KAS AN Tulles'.
Gwendolen O, Jack, when you talk llkl
that you break my.4rrtf
Jack (In a whisper) I won't ,do It any
more, dearest. Awfur this I'll aay lther
and nyther. Chicago Tribune.
you know anything abuirt
Wicks Yes, but It Is
never to speak evil of
always my rula
my neighbors. -
"You ' havn a fine house and piece of
"Yep! Made it all with my pen."
"Nope; pig." Judge.
"I am afraid I answered Jones vert
tactlessly this morning."
"Because I only said 'Is she?' when ha
told men his wife .was lightheaded, but
then, I didn't know whether he meant sho
was blonde or delirious." Baltimore Amer
ican. "A man should go Into the Jury box with
a mind like a sheet of blank -paper." .
"Yes. And If It happens to bo an un
written law case he's liable to come out
with a mind like an old blotter." Wash
"Were you hurt much when the car
. "Don't know yet. The Jury hasn t brought
In Its verdict." Philadelphia Ledger.
"They say his latest llay Is shameless."
"You bet. It's shameless! He drew $7X
hi royalties the first week!" Cleveland
"I see." remsrked Uncle Jerry Peebles,
"the life Insurance companlea have laid
down a set of rules for making people liva
fifteen years longer. I ain't going to pay
any attention to 'em. The life Insurance
companies have got a good enough thing
us It Is." Chicago Tribune.
Oh, Omaha mud Is sticky.
And Omaha rain la wet;
And Omaha dust Is gritty
Under our footsteps, yet.
If you cast a glance about you.
You 11 bo tnankrul till you die
That the good Lord kindly placed yo
Beneath an Omaha sky. 1
Oh, Omaha frost is nippy
And her east winds are chill;
And Omaha winters are frigid
And cruelly rold, but still
It's u source of heartfelt gratitude,
And will be .'till we're gone,
To have lived to look in winter
On an Omaha sky. at dawn.
Oh, Omaha blixsards make, pessimists talk
As gloomily as they dare to;
And Omaha winds can make u walk
Jl.mo faster than we care to.
But when tha winda have gun to rest
And ceased to wail aitd algh
'Tla sweet to breathe in Omaha, ,
Beneath her wind-swept sky.
BAYOLL NB TRELH
Eat California Oranges
For Their Health Value
Fruit firnmfrt1 Firhinin t.K.1.4
ir ..it .
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