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-.WHEW out or Town.
abaewifcera leaviaar tha city tea.
Borarlly saeold have Tae Bea
Mailed a then. Aaareaa will ba
changed mm extern mm reaaeste.
Mr. Knot will be secretary of state
and the constitution still lives.
Idaho baa adopted local option and
Irrigation projects there will be more
popular than ever.
Reports" indicate , that, prohibition
prevails everywhere In Tennessee ex
cept In the Jury room.
Mr. Maxim has Invented a noiseless
gun, but no one has yet Invented a
harmless unloaded gun.
A , Chicago man arrested for
swindling offers the plea In abatement
that he has twelve wives.
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Japan'fcelleves that Us next war will
be with Russia, -disappointing as that
may' be to California and Nevada.
It wpuld be interesting to note what
would happen In Tokio If a lot of San
Francisco citizens were to locate there.
A warrant has been Issued In Russia
for the arrest of Maxim Gorky and
Mr. Near-Gorky on a charge of nihil
ism. The report comes from Tacoma that
ex-Governor Savage Is making money
out there. He didn't de so badly In
The California school houses are
still open to the Jspanese if the Japs
"d!b to, know, ". as Hashtmnro Togo
Somebody has cause of action for
damages. The Kearney Democrat
marks George Rogers of Omaha up as
The Washington Base Ball club
wants to change its name, but a
change In the style of playing would
help It more.
Mr. Taft saw the Mardl Gras at New
Orleans, but he ought to come to
Omaha during Ak-Sar-Ben week and
see a real show.
Kansas City's dry goods merchant.
Lawrence M. Jones, and Omaha's
banker, Luther Drake, might hold a
"There will be no tariff revision,"
says Mr. Bryan, which is his way of
admitting that there will be bo adop
tion of his free trade fallacies.
The demand for better shows in
New York Is evidence that the decad
ence of the audiences has not kept
pace with the decadence of the drama.
Andrew Carnegie "says that congress
Is not fit to prepare a tariff bill. That
leaves the country In a bad way. as
Mr. Carnegie is too busy to undertake
the task. :--..'. ,
The bank at Monte Carlo has Just
paid its semi-annual dividend of 80
per cent. High winds, drouth and
financial depressions never Impair the
sucker crop. i- '
ine mayor or nuaourg a as ap
pointed a commission to tell how to
improve the government of, the city.
One plan would be to Indue most of
the present Pittsburg officials to move
Governor fiballenberger Is already
beset by apllcatlons for pardons and
commutations. If he wants to avoid
trouble he will establish an Ironclad
rule against exercising executive
clemency for any cause already passed
a by the courts.
t!SD THK CAXAL COHTROVKRSr.
Seven expert civil engineers of na
tional and International reputation
have unanimously and emphatically
approved the plans now being prose
cuted on the Panama canal. They
have endorsed the lock type and de
clared that the Gatun dam is perfectly
safe and that every working plan
adopted by Colonel Goethals and the
Panama Canal commission is not only
fessible, but the most desirable that
could have been offered. This report,
submitted to congress by President
Roosevelt, with the endorsement snd
approval of Mr. Taft, should put an
end to all talk about changing the
type of the canal. -...
8ome members of the senate, not
ably Kittredge, Teller and Foraker,
have been contending that the lock
type is a mistake and that It is not too
late to change the plans and build a
sea-level canal, Other outside experts.
like M, Bunsu-Varllla and Poultney
Blgelow, have , been Issuing warnings
sgaintt the Gatun dam, declaring it
unsafe and doomed to collapse when
the weight of the ocean is thrown
against It. These critics have been
given audience in congress and in the
newspapers until the public has been
forced, to feel tome concern over the
prospect of an early completion of the
great Interoceanlc waterway. So
strong did that feeling of uncertainty
become that Mr. Taft decided person
ally to visit the canal with a tody of
engineering experts not committed to
any type of canal or to any other fea
ture in connection with the enterprise.
Their report is a sweeping vindication
of ' the administration's work and
plans, the only criticism being that
Colonel Goethals has been overcau
tious and has made the locks and
dams stronger than necessary. . With
that report on record the country will
be prompt to agree with President
Roosevelt that any attack made here
after on the type of canal or the man
ner of constructing It will be "In real
ity merely an attack on the policy of
building a canal at all."
The. engineers have agreed in their
estimate that the completed canal will
have cost about $360,000,000. The
original estimate was that the canal
would cost about (140,000,000. To
date there has been an expenditure of
$170,000,000, but nearly $80,000,000
of this went to pay the original pur
chase price from the French Panama
Canal company, the coat of the govern
ment of the tone and the very heavy ex
pense of sanitation, necessary to make
the canal habitable. The other. items
of Increase in the original . esti
mate, which wss not intended to in
clude the purchase price, the cost of
government or the outlay for sanita
tion, have been due to necessary
changes In the original plans. It Is
certain that the government will have
to pay quite an amount more than the
original figures,, but it i highly grat
ifying to have expert testimony to the
fact that the money is being properly
used for the conslruc.Oen "of- the canal
on the most feasible plan.
MR. BRYAN AXD-THK SOUTH.
Mr.' Bryan's recent tour of the
south, coquetting for a fourth nomina
tion, has developed the fact that the
southern democrats, even those- that
have more or less enthusiastically fol
lowed him to three defeats, are losing
patience with him. In the last cam
paign a number of the leading papers
of the south frankly declared that
they were supporting Mr. Bryan with
out hope of seeing him elected, but
with the Idea that a third defeat would
eliminate him as a future presidential
possibility. Recruits are now being
added to this list, with the prospect
that the south will be at least divided
in the next democratic national con
vention if Mr. Bryan Is again a candi
date. ' Referring to Mr. Bryan's
speech at Tampa, Fla.. in which he de
clared that the prospects of demo
cratic victory in 1912 were growing
brighter every day, the Mobile Regis
ter, one of the leading democratic
newspapers In. Alabama, says:
Wa do not Mi Ink that tha proapecta are
brighter than ever far from It. They
could only ba brighter than ever If Mr.
Bryan and hla aaplrattona were comfort
ably burled in their political mausoleum.
Thla being the caae and who can doubt
tl It la tha duty of all men who hoiie
live to see the triumph of democratic
princlplea In the victory of tha demo
cratic party to let It be known, at once,
mat, as rar as the democratic party la
concerned, Mr. Bryan's day ia over. Tha
party ia abaolved from any further al
legiance to him, and It haa no further
need of a leadership which haa been tried
on three separate occasions and haa
failed. To ba allent at thla Juncture la
to encourage Mr. Bryan in his belief that
he la necessary to the party; It la to
give weight to his utterancea; and, possi
bly, it la to allow him to ao strengthen
his bold on the party aa to bar out con
sideration of any pther man, and tbua
force hla renomination four years hence.
If wa do not want him, let ua ba honeat
and frank. Just to him and Juat to our
selves, and aay ao. We gain nothing by
temporising with this Issue. If tha good
Of the party demand a that Bryan be
eliminated from tha party's calculations
for tha uture, the aooner that fact ia
made known the better for all ooncerned.
Let others speak out aa well, that tha
voice of tha eouth may ba heard and lta
wish in Ui la matter be respected. N
The Baltimore Sun, the Charleston
News and Courier and the Richmond
Times-Dispatch are already clamoring
for a new leader for democracy in the
fight in 1912, and now comes the New
Orleans Picayune with this notice:
The Picayune haa never been an en
thusiastic supporter of Mr. Bryan. It
could not and would not accept hla free
sliver heresies and atood with the sound
money conservative democrats In hla first
candidacy. - In hla last it aupported him
faithfully, but not with any great ex
pectation of hla auocaaa. If Mr. Bryan
la tha only leader to ba found In the
democratlo party, let him ba our perennial
candidate, but If there are other men wor
thy of democratlo confidence and demo
cratlo to tea. let us bring out one of them.
It eannet ba possible that no auch man
Is to bo found among tha American dem
ocrats. Evidently the southern newspapers
agree with the southern democrats
who filed a committee report in con
gress the other day. In which they de
clared their belief that the republican
partywould remain In power for at
least eight years. Mr. Bryan appears
to be about the only prominent demo
crat in the country who refuse to
read the signs the same way.
for a pacific fleet.
The senate's amendment to the na
val appropriation bllL directing that
In the discretion of the president halt
the entire naval force be kept on the
Pacific coast, is a recognition of the
advice of many leading naval experts
and, Incidentally, a step toward the
pacification of some of the residents
of the Pacific coast states who have
professed to believe that trouble with
Japan Is Inevitable and that the scene
of the conflict, when It comes, will be
on the Pacific.
The amendment adopted by the sen
ate Is merely In the nature of a sug
gestion, ss the president always has
discretionary power concerning the dis
position of the army and navy forces
and may keep them all on the Pacific
or the Atlantic, as conditions may
demand. Some question will nat
urally arise as to the wisdom of divid
ing the fleet. While the navy Is now
recognised as being able to cope with
the sea force of any other world power,
Its division would probably expose it
more to attack by the 'navy of Ger
many, England or Japan. With the
completion of the Panama canal the
massing of the naval force on either
the Atlantic or Pacific may be accom
plished without much delay, but the
strength of the navy would "be mate
rially weakened by the proposed
division, under existing obstacles, in
the way of effecting a Junction of the
Should President Taft decide to ac
cept the senate's suggestion and send
half of the nation's navy to the Pacific
the way will be opened for a campaign
for Increasing the navy In both oceans,
thus calling for a naval outlay far In
excess of that now demanded at each
session of congress.
PUTHSQ 7 HEM BACK INTO POLITICS.
With the liquor Interests and the
Anti-Saloon league both favoring an
elective police board for Omaha, it is
quite possible that they may have
their wish fulfilled, but the people of
Omaha who are not fanatical on the
liquor question are entitled to know in
advance what the consequences will
Ever since Omaha has been a metro
politan city the aim and object of all
our legislation on this subject has been
to take the fire and police departments
out of politics and to minimize the
influence of those under police sur
veillance over the police authorities.
It was the desire to eliminate poli
tics that put the appointive power In
the handB of the governor.
-It was the desire to eliminate poli
tics that required the appointments to
membership to be bipartisan.
It was the desire to eliminate poli
tics that required the commissioners
to take a special oath not to be con
trolled by political considerations.
Whatever reform has been accom
plished In Omaha In these directions
is sure to be lost if we are compelled
to embrace an elective police commis
Every fireman and every policeman
aspiring to promotion who thinks one
candidate more friendly to him than
another will be pulling political wires
In his behalf.
Every saloon keeper and every dive
keeper, and everyone else who wants
police favor will be in poltlcs to show
the members f the board that he has
a power not to be Ignored.
The Police commission may take an
oath not to be guided by political con
siderations, but when questions come
up as to fire and police department
discipline, as to promotions and special
assignments, the political pull, or the
ability to take political reprisal, will
exert an irresistible influence.
An elective police board will be
much more Inclined to play to the gal
lery than an appointive police board.
and each member will be figuring all
the time how his official action may
affect his chsnces for re-election.
With an elective police board the
places on It will be a maelstrom of
local politics, and putting the fire and
police departments back Into politics
will be a distinct step backward.
The same reason which the World
Herald urges against letting the State
university professors participate In the
Carnegie pension fund would apply to
accepting any private donation for any
public purpose by any state, city or
other public body. Of course, It would
not apply, however, to Levi Carter
park because one of the World-Herald
staff is on the park board that ac
cepted it. Nor would It require us to
give back the Byron Reed library, be
cause another member ot-the World
Herald staff Is on the library board.
The only question Is whether the line
would be drawn at Rockefeller and
Carnegie it the World-Herald editor
were a member of the Board of Re
gents. It is to be hoped the effort may suc
ceed to secure authority for the sale
of hydrogen gas, manufactured at the
government signal corps station at
Fort Omaha to private gad aeronautic
experlmentors. Omaha would be a
most favorable starting point for the
airship and balloon testa sure to be
made la the near future and would
before this have pulled off suoh a con
test except for the laok of the needed
facilities for gas supply.
Congressmaa Kaho of California
says be can see the time when the
Chines and the Japa will crowd the
whites off the Pacific coast. If that's
true, it Is high time that the whites
in that section should begin tsklng
The proposed democratic deposit
gusranty bill is supposed to provide
tn "Immediate" payment of depositors
of failed backs, but even at that It will
not make good Mr. Bryan's story
about "forty-eight minutes after the
This sudden outburst of resolutions
on the water worh situation savors of
emanating from one common source.
Has anything changed recently In the
statu of the water works litigation?
Or is it only public sentiment thst is
Attention Is being called to the fact
that the Farm Uplift commission
worked without compensation. But
think of the fresh eggs they got while
visiting the farms of the nation!
Cuba has agreed to pay Spain $200,
000 for war materials left on the
Island. If there are any war materials
lying around, Cuba Is getting into a
frame of mind to want them. '
The Missouri legislature proposes to
have lobbyists appear in uniform. The
plan would save lobbyists the embar
rassment of being mistaken for mere
members of the legislature. "
Banker Morse is said to have paid
$1,000,000 of his debts since he has
been confined in prison. That might
be construed into . sn argument for
keeping him In Jail. "'
What is the difference between An
drew Carnegle'g proposal to fix monop
olistic prices by law and Jerry How
ard's proposal to fix a minimum wage
scale by law?
Eajnal to Expectations.
Each auccessive .public appearance ot Mr.
Taft aerves to emphaslce his admirable
poise and hla unwavering good Judgment.
Move la Right Direction.
Chicago Inter-Ocean. "
A telegram from Lincoln, Neb.,' atates
that a bin waa introduced In the legisla
ture, Friday, designed to break up "divorce
colonies" In the state. Considering tha
day, Lliicoln could do no less.
If the Pork Bar'l Remains.
Carnegie wanta tariff revision taken out
of the hands of congress and placed In the
cars or experts. Well. nerhaDa mnireii
would not object to being etrlpped of aome
or lta troubles if the rivers and harbors
bill were still left to It
, There Arc Others.
Kansas City Tlmea.
The Incident of an Iowa legislature cheer
ing W. J. Bryan In a speech unveiling be
fore that body a portrait of General James
B. Weaver, will probably remind Mr. Taft
of the fact that the eouth la not tha only
place where the people do not vote as they
' Chicago'1 Record-Herald.
Ea-Presklenu Roosevelt will ao directly
from the Inauguration ceremonlea to the
railway atatlon.tpr the purpose of taking
a train bound northward but not, we may
add, because he haa any fear that he
might be unwelcome If he were to return
to the White House to get hla valise.
A Qaeer Olve-Away.
Such a queer give-away of the next preet-
dentlal election as the democrats of the
house committee on the election of presi
dent and vice president have embodied In
their report on the Knox case compels a
moment's attention. "The office of sec
retary of state," say thesw democratlo
members, "will probably be held for eight
years by Its next Incumbent." In brief,
no democrat need apply in 1911 Old war
horses of the democratlo party from Jef
ferson to Bryan would say that however
closely that Idea might approximate to
the truth, It waa abominable politics to
aay It aloud.
Providing; for the Cenaaa.
Congress need have no hesitation In pro
viding for competitive examinations in Its
census bill. That la the crux of the whole
matter. Noncompetitive examinations
would b of little or no value. They vio
late tha spirit as well as tha letter of the
civil service system. And congress may
aa well acknowledge that selection of cen
sus employes I beat madn In accordance
with civil service rules. The people want
an accurate census. They want efficient
enumerators. They don't want the slip
shod. Inefficient, blundering, costly re
sults that are certain If appointments are
made under the spoils system.
Dr. Wiley, the pure food expert, can eat
and digeat practically anything offered In
the abape of food.
One feature of the king business which
does not appeal to Americans Is the kiss
ing among themselves which male crown
wearers have to do.
Mr. W. J. Begga of Seattle, Wash., U
said to have produced the first rose abso
lutely without thorna. Mrs, Beggs has
studied Mr. Burbank'a methods.
George Congdon Qorham, politician, edi
torial writer, distinguished lawyer and at
one time secretary of the United States
senate, died recently In Washington of
Beven colored men In Augusta were fined
030,000,000 apiece. Of course there waa no
mors prospect of their paying than there
was that Standard OH would plank down
fine of about the same aise.
Mrs. ' Olive Brown Snare, owner of the
large estate known as Yuma-oo-t'chl, near
Ithaca, N. Y., has 'entered Cornell unlver
ally for tha.. purpose of studying poultry
raising. She is making a thorough atudy
of tha subject, that she may fit herself
to carry it on successfully on her place.
Governor Harmon of Ohio, who became 03
years old last week, la very much a pro
duct of Cincinnati, He was born on a
farm near there, and has always lived In
that city, with tfte exception of tha thne
ha spent ia Waahlnston as the head of the
Department of Jastlce, in President Cleve
land's last cabinet.
Mofea W. Cortright, chief Inspector of
the New York police department and
widely knowa as tha "grand old man." haa
retired upon his own request. Commis
sioner Bingham expressed regret at having
to lose hla chief Inspector, but said that
ha was usable to prevail on him to remain
for another year, which would have com
pleted a sorvto of orjOurae fears In. the
bits or wjtiHi.6Tot lire.
Minor trean and larldeata Skelehra
aa Ihe Spot.
Three plana are ander consideration by
the house of reprewntatlvee designed to
change the arrangement of the housa hall
Some change Is necessary for better ven
tilation, better acroustlca and better light
Ing. and action for a change will be had
oerore the present session closet. One
of the three plans submitted by guperin
lendeht Woods provides for a hemlcycl
hall; the two ethers for rectangular halls,
Similar to the present hall, but consider
ably amaller, on with the long dimension
of the hall running east and west, as In
the present hall, and the other with the
long dimension running north and south.
tlther one of the two flret plans Is recom
mended by Mr. Woods; the third Is tub
milted merely to show that every possible
scheme of arrangement has been Investi
gated. The cost of the various plans varies
from tSOO.OW for th hemlcycle plan to
1375.000 for the third plan. The second will
In all of the plana It Is proposed to do
away with the desks the members now
use on the floor of the house. In this way.
It will be possible to make the chamber
much amaller. to brli.g the members closer
together, and to make It less of a Strain
for them to follow the debate on the floor.
AK ,of these plant propose to push the
hoise chamber as close as possible to the
south wall of tha capltol. In order that
the chamber may get fresh air directly,
Certain descendants of John Marshall, re
dding In Kentucky, are trying to sell to
the government some manuscrlnt honks
which were originally the property of the
cmcr justice and which possess much his
torical valua. Included In them la a British
order book, containing the dally orders to
the British army as It waa about tn em.
bark for America down to the day It was
ca Mured by Washington's troops. This
book was given bv Mrs. Georre Washlnr.
ton and Judge Butr.rod Washington to
There is also an army register of the
troops under the Immediate command of
HIS Excellency. Georce Waahlnartan. com.
mander-ln-chlef of American forces," given
by Mrs. Washington and Judse Bushrod
Washington, General Washington's nephew
and executor, to Chief Justice Marshall.
The lot Includes Chief Justice Marshall's
diary while in France as special envoy of
tl.e I nlted Statea to that country, In 17S7,
ccr.taining copies of all papers sent to the
State department, and so forth, and Talley
rand'e letters, In French; Timothy Plcker
Irg's (secretary of state, and ao forth, of
the United States), letters In Enelish. and
Chief Justice Marshall's observations In
France from day to day. It Is proposed to
sell all these original papers to the govern
ment for tS.OOO and a bill for this purpose
haa been Introduced In the house.
Flashes of humor sometimes relieve ths
dead, dull monotony of congressional legis
lation. The other day tha house had a
good laugh over an objection raised by
that prince of objectors, Mr. Mann of
Illinois, against the payment of I2M for a
couple of horses confiscated by tha govern
ment during the civil war. Mr. Mann said:
"Mr. Speaker, this bill Is a very good
Illustration ot the necessity at times of giv
ing careful consideration to a proposition.
I did not object to the consideration of
the bill. It only provides for the payment
of 1260 to a man for two horses taken In
the war of tha rebellion.
"But It Is put upon the ground that the
man could not be accused of disloyalty be
cause ho was weak-minded. The man
probably waa weak-minded. Then tha Com
mittee produced two affidavits, one of thS
man, that his horses were worth $250. and
one of his committee, who had charge of
him for fifty years because the man was
weak-minded, that the horses were only
worth COO. And yet the committee, finding
that tha man could not be accused of dis
loyalty because he was an idiot, accept
the Judgment of the Idiot as against tha
Judgment of his committee."
At this point Ollte James of Kentucky
auggested that the committee went upon
the Idea that even a weak minded man
ought to know that two Kentucky horees
were worth t250. Thla brought a rejoinder
from Mr. Mann to the effect that, in spite
of the evidence, the committee assumed
that weak minded KenUitfklan knew more
about the value of horses than a man of
brains In Kentucky. After some further
banter, Mr. Mann said that he had had $50
worth of fun out of the Incident and waa
willing to let the bill go through In lta
original form; although it took out of the
treasury 150 more than Justice demanded.
Malcolm Kinnard, Simon Lasarus, Ben
Harmon and John Moore, all prominent
business men of Columbus, O., started
from there at noon last Saturday to drive
to Washington In what la known as the
old Governor Tod carrlag-e, to attend the in
auguration of President-elect Taft. It is
planned for them to ride at the head of the
Ohio section of the Inaugural parade.
The carriage waa used by Ohio's war gov
ernor. It was bought In Philadelphia dur
ing the war and cost 12.800. The liveryman
who bought it traded tt ten years later
for a city lot. It's new owner kept it
twenty-nine years and then sold R for .
Boon after It changed hands again for 115
and Its present owner, Mr. Kinnard, re
cently bought It for t3.
President Grant, James G. Blaine and
other prominent men rode In the carriage
on visits to Columbus.
George Crouthers, who drove a forty-
horse team In a circus, is driving for the
quartet. They expect to arrive In Wash
ington March t.
A statement has been made to the effect
that President Roosevelt after accompany
ing hla successor. Judge Taft, to the senate
chamber and later on to the east portico
of tha capltol, where the new president
takes the oath of office and delivers his
Inaugural, is not to return to the White
House with President Taft, but it is to take
the. train Immediately for New York City.
Rarely, if ever, tt is declared, 'haa the out
going president since war days returned
to the White House on auch an occasion
with hla successor. The custom has been
that when the president and the president
elect leave the White House for the senate
chamber and the east portico the outgoing
president has not returned to the Whke
Houae. On one or two occasions the out
going president has dona so, merely to
touch his lips to a glasa of wine and wish
his successor "good luck and a prosperous
administration," but It has not been the
It it a good thing to be potted on the
rules of the senste when you have to
outwit an opponent. Senator Hale dem
onstrated thla fact tha other day, when he
secured the confirmation for the second time
Inside of a week of Mrs. Alice Robinson
to be postmistress at Muskogee, Okl.
Mrs. Robinson has written stories about
the atrenuous life which pleased President
Roosevelt. She Is also a relative of Sena
tor Hale. This combination served to win
for her the nomination of postmistress at
Muskogee. The Oklahoma senators pro
tasted in vain. The nomination was
Senator Owen exercised his prerogative
to have the vote reconsidered, hoping In
this way to prevent action and thua kill
the nomination. He left the city on busi
ness and on hla return was surprised to
learn that tha nomination had been con
firmed a second time. Senator Hale sprung
a rule to the effect that after two days
vote could be had on any matter suspended
by a motion to reconalder.
BANK DEPOSIT GUARANTY.
Greeley Cltlscn: The bank guaranty law
Is to be drafted by Lawyer Albert of Co
lumbus at a cost of 3O0 to tha taxpayers
tt the state-the first, time, we believe.
that such a course waa aver pursued in
Nebraska. But we live to learn of de
O'NrillDernocrat:" It Is Indeed strange
that Governor Bhallenberger ahould - urge
the employment of Judge Albert to draw
the bank guaranty bill when Arthur Mullen
gave up his law business here on purpose
to assist the governor along legal and
Judicial lines. "Sumpthln's rong."
Sterling Sunt Having failed to find a
democrat in the legislature capable and
willing to draft a suitable bank guaranty
ot deposit bill, tha democratlo members
have found a place for 1300 mora of ths
people's money and made another place at
the pie counter for a democrat by offering
that amount to Judge Albert ot Columbus
to draft a bill.
St. Psul Republican: If ths bank guaran
tee law causes ao, much trouble in tha
atate, where ths jAfmocrats have such a
brutal majority, what kind of a chance
de you aupposa It would run In the na
tional congress, where the senate would
have been republican no matter what the
result of the last election waa? And there
are thoae who do not believe that this piece
of sophistry was for ths mere purpoae of
catching votes. ,
Alnsworth Star-Journal: The present
legislature has an elephant on its hands
the enactment of a aatiafactory bank
guaranty law. The barking committees
of both houses have wrestled with the
problem and publicly announced that It Is
too much for them snd Attorney Albert
of Columbus haa been ei gaged to prepare
bill. It la understood that he is to be
paid a fee of P00 Just the sum thst a
member of the legislature gets for hit
Wahoo Wasp: All the democratlo poli
ticians seemed to know all about a bank
guarantee law before election, but when It
came to the practical work of preparing a
law that would be acceptable to the people
they acknowledged tholr Inability to pre
pare auch a law and voted an epproprtetloa
of $300 for a Columbus lawyer to go to
Lincoln and help them out. There must be
something the matter with the Judiciary
committees of the legislature If an at
torney on that committee could not bs
found to draft a law so simple that It would
rot be "help up" by the state supreme
West Point Republican: During the
recent campaign it was plain to b aeen
that every democratic spellbinder knew all
about making bank guaranty deposit laws,
In fact. It seomcd to be aa easy for them
as rolling off a log. Now, after six weeks
of "rassellng" with that matter, the con
fused legislators have called in a Columbus
lawyer to frame up a law and will give
nun too plunks for the Job. Even the
Peerless" had given up the Job and had
taken a hike for the tall timber, Texas,
or some other congenial seaport anything
to get away from that hungry horde of pie.
Pspllllon Republican! The most danger
ous thing that can be done In the world
of finance la to put the banks into politics.
That la what you do when you paaa a law
similar to tbe ona in Oklahoma placing the
banks upon a parity and giving to the state
an active part In the affairs of the financial
Institutions. The biggest bank fatlurea In
recent years have been those of "political
bankers," men who have permitted politics
to command a part of their atUntton when
all of It ahould have been given to their
business. The Oklahcma bank guaranty
Plan puts every banker into politics and
that is shut ss dangerous a condition as
one can imagine.
Igaoraace aa a Vehlele of Joatlee.
A atrikuie- exhibit of some of the beau
ties of our much lauded Jury system may
be aeen at Nashville Just now. Hero, alter
long weeks and the sifting of thousands
of men, a Jury finally has been selected to
trv the cases of the men chsrged with
murdering Mr. Carmack, and tha dlapatches
Inform us that of these several can naraiy
read or write, and hardly any of them ever
read a newapaper. Need there be aurprlae
at any outcome ot this criaiT
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A DEMOCRATIC ITtSULT.
Peaasylvaalaaa Reseat a Refeetloa
aa Beaator Kaos.
Philadelphia Record (dem.).
Whatever may be thought by democratlo
members of the house committee on the
election of president and vice president re
garding the constitutionality of the appoint
ment of Bonator Knox to be secretary of
state, there was no excuse whatever for
their offering art insult to him In the
minority report which they presented. "A
designing son at or," this report says of
fensively, "could reasonably anticipate that
although hla salary would be temporarily
reduced in the cloalng years of hla sena
torial term, at the expiration of that term
It would, through his Influence, be re
stored." The phrase M designing sen
ator" Is Inexcusable. Mr. Knox may an
ticipate that If he ahould take the office
of secretary of state the salary which it Is
now proposed to reduce would be restored
to the present figure. Rut he would have
no more Influence to procure this than any
other secretary. The constitutional In
hibition refers to senators and represen
tatives who should vote to raise salaries
in anticipation of appointments to offices.
The purpose of the Inhibition would not be
violated by tha propoaed enabling act. The
fact that congress must pass such an aot
te make It possible for Mr. Knox to take
tbe office for which he haa been selected
Is in itself a compliance with the substance
of the Inhibition. I
MIRTHFUL RBM ARKS.
Giles The msa who make those moving
pictures bumped up against his first, failure
Mile How was that?
Giles He tried to make a movtnr frictare
of two men playing a game of cheea.
Chicago News. n
"I know soma highly thought of and
respected ladles of our town who were
quite put out at beins; cauaht smoking.
"You don't say! Who waa it put them
out?" ' . .
"I am not sure, but I think it was the
firemen." Baltimore American. ,
"You must send Mrs. Friaslelgti a card
to your reception, my dear."
Isn't her husband a tailor?" "...
"Yea, and I owe htm for these rants.'-
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"We had a fortune teller at our oven ing
"What kind of questions did the guaets
ask of her?"
"Most of them asked her what we were
going to have for supper," Cleveland
Sporting Reporter Old boy, have you
signed a contract to play in your regular
position tha coming season?
Great Base Ball Player t don't know
yet; I haven't seen this morning's papers.
Chicaa-o, Tribune. ,., (6 l(,,!U
Young Man Why dor yoa advls Mlsa
Smith to go abroad to atudy music? You
know she haa no talent.
Old Man 1 live next door to Miss Smith.
Town and Country.
"I should think them would be one draw
back about this noiseless rifle business."
"What Is that?"
"How could they turn in any kind of a
report? Baltimore American.
"There Is very little real whisky, " sakl
the food expert, solemnly.
"Perhaps," answered tha polios magis
trate; "but that doesn't convince me that
the rases of Intoxication broucht to m v
attention are only imitations." Washing-
tnn Rtlr -
N. B. Turner in Youth's Companion.
After long following of atranger faces
By untried hills and over fretful foam.
After long winderlng In alien places,
luuigiii siecp at noma.
Tot Ight the old house opens tender arms
uibw uiv in, swHry, to us oreasc.
While, slow, a throng of scaroe-remem
Weaves me a spell of rest.
Ah. nnvllar ,u In all . k. am I A a A i.
feme down so velvet footed through the air
juu yrru quiet tent, too aim to Mark,
in H.U wra wona, nownerei
With stow, reluctant colors in the west.
And spires outlined against, the light,
Crown-like upon a lonely cedar's crest.
in jcweiea ever ing star.
Distant, a truant cow bell, loat and late.
vun son reitcratea silver word;
Faint In the resting tree beside the gate.
Croon of a drowsy bird.
I shall lie down in an old, brooding room
On restful pillowa faahioned - for my
And watch with drooping eyes smld the
Dear shadows by my bed.
And breathe a while the faint, familiar
Of dew-wet garden rosea, half-aware
Of murmuring voices in the hall beneath.
And soft stepa on tha stair.
Dear God of sleep, make me forget tonight
The way I came, the world I learned te
Let me be dreamless till tomorrow's light
Wakes me again at home!
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