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The Omaha Daily Bee.
roiMDEt BT EDWARD ROSEWATER
VICTOR ROSBWATER, EDITOR
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.-ii- OBORQJB 8. T28CHUCK,'
, '. -V-' . . v . ' Treasurer.'
SubarrVbVd In my proaeDce and aworn to
befor fteUria Id tiy f February, l39.
eI...i JfcU R- WALKER. . ,
..'.-.WilEN' Pt'f 'fF(TOWlC. , ..
bptcrlfcera lvlaVbe city teaa '
eBii1y .koala ' tTt T" Beai
aaailrdi tAeaa, Addraae will
Oeonfiii6 la h'ofc i'gopd rndiao' "
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Thti 10.'f;C6wi will hv to look
to hliikeli.'':".'.: vWi". .;
SenatoeJlopJcJns at IllinoU seeuii lo
bo still Jtt.l t6 flrmt;l)aee. ' ''
Staim?ftoyela panaiija, are tnpt
valuaWp tiboji pcrt -canal bulldon in
Spealilna;f.BameB ftgalq.'Luoy Cole
and PftvcXVaWrfl have been tnarrled
in NeV 'Jorbey.ti.v';; ' . . .-.
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Enfjjiji.l.r?jai4 ! . DeV.'pread
noughta to acare th rent of the world,
including the Engllah taxpayer.
A Lincoln aubaerlber want! to know
what should be done with the third
houac. Give it the third degree.
The leading Japanese paper ia the
Nhibl Nlehl- and the tone of Its edi
torials Indicate that the "S" Is silent.
( .. .. i i n
Senator Rayner saya there, are no
white rbinoceroaes in Africa. If there
are any they will ' show ' wisdom by
The 3-jear-old son of the crar of
Russia carries $2,500,000 in life in
surance. j Accident insurance wpuld
appear to fit the need better.
Mr. Bryan may explain that he
meant that wheat would keep on a
parity with the silver dollar . rather
than with the price of silver.
A bill in , the Texas legislature
Biakes It a crime to swear over the tel
ephone, Those Texas telephone girls
will have to be more'careful.
'Abraham Lincoln was. generally
speaking., a good man," says the,
Charleston News and Courier. Con
servatism dies hard in the sooth.
M. Bunau-Varllla does not agree
w ith the engineers who have approved
the Panama canal plans. Bunau
Varilla is at least consistent in his pes
simism. 1 '
v A new Texas law provides that per
sonj desiring , to get . married must
give ten days' public notice of the fact.
That seems to be a direct stab at the
The Uatun dam Is to be lowered fif
teen feet- There , should be fewer
damns (n connection with the Panama
canal, now that the engineer experts
have approved the work. '
That Kansas City bandit, whose hat
and shoes bear the labels of Omaha
merchants, is entitled to a vote of
thanks for spending his money here
instead of ratting it here.
Less than (0,000 persons signed pe
titions for a local option election in
Chicago, being less than half enough.
Still, 0,000 is a good many when you
remember that It is in Chicago.
A congressional committee reports
that1 .he flood loss in this country
amount to $100,000,000 and that the
fire loss is about $$50,000,000. rire
and water are expensive necessities,
but we must have them.
I - -' - . 1!
By establishing a $10,000 limit on
contributions to the national campaign
fund at leaat ose distinguished demo
crat 'saved good money. - The proposal
to limit atlll further expenditure that
ruay tx lawfully roade by. candidates
for office) ia calculated to save him
Sua4) mor mone
Repraaentatlvea are bound by the pUt
forma of their etate contention. Tou
have your local platform by which you
are bound. Every man elected on a atale
or local platform ought to ,. vole aa ha
promised or resign. This l;my concep
tion ef legislative duty. My Interest la te
aee promise carried out. If there Is any
plank In the platform I do not endorse I
would urge It as earnestly b olhera r am
In favor of. Bryan to Nebraska legisla
ture. - " . :
This raises anew the same old ques
tion. Which platform Iir binding on
candidates who run on two platforms?
To be more speeinc. whffch platform
If binding on .governor and legislators
who accepted both democratic ' and
populist nominations when democratic
and populist platforms conflict?
Here is a section out of the last
platform . promulgated by Nebraska
populists: : C-
We are In favor of a county option law.
And 'here In a section ; pf- the last
platform promulgated by Nebraska
Ws are In favor of the democratic and
American principle of home Yule.
On which do the demo-pops propose
to make good?
AMKRICA-S BIO SHIPS.
While England is building more
battleships of the larger type than any
other power, the United States has or
dered four that lead all other coun
tries in size and the navy extension
program calls for the construction of
at least two of these-leviathans each
year. The bill Just passed by congress
calls for the construction of 'two bat
tleships of 26,000 tons displacement.
costing" $6,000,000 each, , which will
exceed the largest British warship by
nearly 7,0.00 tons, the biggest of the
British - Dreadnoughts' having a dis
placement of but 19,000 tons. The bat
tleship Delaware, launched a few days
ago,-, has. a displacement . of , 22,006
tons and Is the largest battleship yet
built by; any natloq. .
Germany '8 largest battleship Is 13,-
tOO tons, but that government is build
ing nine new fighters that will, have
19,000 Hons displacement. France's
heaviest ship is 14,860 tons, but it is
building ejght new ones of the 18,000-
ton class. Japan's largest completed
ship Is 16,400 tons, but it is building
two more with' 19,800 tons dlsplace-
; This, change on naval program indi
cates that all naval . experts have
fl Bally agreed that In tbo -battleship
lln the - bigger they, are -the '.better.
Experiments, have shown that speed is
not -sacrificed by making the -ships
larger while their-resistance powers
are greatly Increased.- The only limit
appears to"be'the amount 'of money
nations have to inyest. in this line of
defense, - Thet naval appropriation car
ries $136,000,000, one of the largest
budgets ever voted for that purpose
by. any power in time of peace, The
announced.. policy of the British pre
mier, to keepEnglaad'A nqval strength
equal to any other two nations' com
bined, plus 10 per cent, furnishes a
hint of what England will have" to do
in the next few years if the present
naval programs of Germapy and the
United States are carried out.
THE TAHirr CONVEKTUtXS DEMANDS.
The chief net result of the National
Tariff convention, which has just
closed an interesting session at In
dianapolis, is the adoption of a resolu
tion demanding the immediate crea
tion by congress of a permanent tariff
commission to take up the work of
investigating and recommending to
congress from time to time changes
deemed advisable in existing schedules.
The convention has forestalled any
possible criticism that its demand
would raue a delay in the revision of
the tariff in the next congress by
adopting a resolution urging congress
to prepare and adopt a revised tariff
to the best of its ability under exist
ing circumstances at the coming spe
cial session of congress.
The trend of sentiment outside of
congress la emphatically toward the
creation of a permanent tariff commis
sion. The tariff list ia so large that
it is recognised to be a physical Im
possibility for congress or any one
committee of congress to consider in
telligently in the time allowed the
thousands of separate items and to ad
just schedules, upon them that are
wise and suited to conditions. It is a
matter of record that fully one-third
of the Dlngley schedules were never
read in the house and were not con
sidered except in the committee room.
The stronger objection to the sys
tem long followed of revising the tariff
is that while some schedules may
stand unchanged for years without
detriment to the manufacturers or
consumers, many other should be
changed from time to time Instead of
standing for ten or twelve years until
all schedules are subjected to re
vision. It is urged that a permanent
tariff commission, by devoting its time
to investigation of industrial condi
tions, would be in position to recom
mend change to each session of con
gress that would prevent ,, the tariff
from becoming a shelter for monopoly.
The objection to this is that the busi
ness and manufacturing ' Interest
would be constantly disturbed by con
templated changea. This might well
be avoided by fixing specified times
for such changes as may be deemed
advisable and by fixing the date for
their becoming effective so as to give
Importers and manufacturers ample
time to readjust business,".
.While there is a strong public sen
timent ia favor of a permanent tariff
commission, it should not,,be allowed
in any manner to. Interfere with the
tariff revision plana scheduled as the
special business of the extra session
soon to ba convened. Mr, Taft and the
republican party a rm pledged to a re
adjustment of the existing schedules
and the public demands that this shall
be as thorough aa possible to secure
at a special session. When that la dis
posed of the crestion of a permanent
commission may be properly consid
ered FASSISO OF OKKOXIMO.
' Old Geronlmo u dead and the ad
monition against speakrfig 111 of the
dead is naturally suspended In his
case, chiefly because little good csn be
said of him. More cunning: than any
other member of his tribe, he turned
from medicine man to warrior, and
drew around him the fiercest Apaches
of bis day and led them in an unceas
ing warfare against the whites.
When the Apaches, Klowas and
Comanches agreed, la 18 So, to sur
render their lands and retire to reser
vations allotted to them In Oklahoma,
Geronlmo and his band defied the au
thorities and led the military under
General Miles a chase unequaled In
the history ofvarfare For more than
8,000 miles the soldiers followed the
Indians through Arizona, New Mexico
and the rugged fastnesses of the
southwest and the sands of the deserts
and the mountain trails were marked
with the bones of Boldiers who fell
victims to the ambuBhed Apaches.
Flually captured, Geronlmo, with hate
in his heart, kept up a ceaseless war
fare, attempting to escape, assassinat
ing guards and occasionally breaking
away from his guards long enough to
murder a few innocent settlers. He
was the very incarnation of bate and
probably coBt the federal government
more lives and money than any other
one Individual Indian. That he was
allowed to die a natural death is a
tribute to the forbearance and pa
tience of those who have had him In
custody for nearly a quarter of a cen
tury. IS IT TltUKt
, Now that public sentiment In Omaha
seems to be started toward some sort
of adjustment of the long protracted
water works litigation, It is realized
that nothing can be done without some
legislation modifying the "immediate
and compulsory" purchase act. passed
six years ago. If that law Is valid the
Water board has no option except to
proceed to acquire the plant for the
city under the purchase clause of the
franchise and the taxpayers have no
alternative but to take what the courts
may hand out after the lawyers get
through with them.
With this situation confronting us,
the rumor also comes that the mem
bers of the present Douglas delegation
In the legislature are under pledge,
the senatorial end of it supposed to be
in writing, not to permit any bill to
pass in any way modifying the existing
law relating to the Water board's
tenure, emoluments or powers. This
deal, according to Dame Rumor, Is
said to have been negotiated at the in
stigation of the Water board, members
fearful of having their salaries cut off,
through the mediation of Congressman
Hitchcock, who had done business be
fore with the chief promoter of the
water works purchase act.
Of course, if nothing can be done to
untangle the water works litigation
without further legislation, and If the
law-makers are under agreement to
prevent any such legislation, then
nothing remains for the taxpayers of
Omaha except to take their medicine
and try to look pleasant.
A HltiT TO THK PHE8WKNT.
It would aeem to be the manlier and the
more sensible part if we followed Canada'
example and organised a mounted police
for the enforcement of decency and for the
reintegration of that respect which our na
tional government aeem to have lost. New
When the Japanese question waa at
a critical stage a few days ago, over
the anti-Japanese bills pending in the
California legislature, some of the big
newspapers of the east were prompt
and prolific with their advice to Presi
dent Roosevelt. The New York World
advised the president to serve notice
that the federal powers would take a
hand if the legislature attempted to
pass the bills In violation of treaty
rights. It remained, however, for the
New York Sun, which has been suffer
ing from Rooseveltophobia for over
seven years, to recommend that the
federal troops, disguised aa mounted
police, be sent to the coast to teach the
Californlana decency and respect for
the national government.
This is particularly Interesting, In
view of the amount of space and time
the Sun has devoted to the denuncia
tion of President Roosevelt for "tyran
nical invasion of state rights and the
trampling under foot of constitutional
limitations." Had the president made
thla suggestion, we would have been
treated to another Sun explosion.
If what Mr. Bryan says about the
proposed Carnegie foundation fund
for auperannuated college professors
strikes a responsive chord with the
local Bryanite organ, of course it Is all
off about taking Rockefeller money for
any kind of a college or university to
be located in Omaha.
The date for the extra session of
congress has been fixed for March IB.
What a relief it will be to the only
democratic congreasman from Ne
braska to have such a good excuse to
keep out of the local democratic pri
mary and the subsequent city election.
If Mr. Bryan's picture of Andrew
Carnegie as an enemy of the republic
is sincere we presume he will next be
proposing to return the money which
be solicited so successfully from Mr.
Carnegie to provide Lincoln with a
A Traffic club composed of Omaha
shippers has been projected. If mem
bership In the Traffic club made mem
bership in the Commercial club a pre
requisite the Commercial club would
DAILY 11EE: FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1909.
1,000 membership mark
Nebraska retail hardware dealers
do not relish the competition of rata
logue houses. The thing for the re
tallera to do Is to buy a little printers'
Ink and beat the "cat. houses" at their
own game by the right kind of adver
The Bee Is quite willing to have
Desperado Shercllffe. enroute again to
the penitentiary, profess In one and
the same breath his ardent devotion to
that great reformer, Elmer E. Thomas
and his deep dislike of this paper.
Hetty Greei Is said to be very much
disappointed with the young man who
is to marry her daughter. It Is doubt
ful if the daughter would want to
marry a man who came up to Mrs.
The New York American favors a
sea level canal at Panama. This puts
Governor Haskell In an embarrassing
position, as he cannot endorse Hearst
without opposing the administration,
and vice versa.
The report that a maple tree planted
by President Jackson in the White
House grounds has been blown down
must be erroneous. President Jack
son never planted any but hickory
.Colonel Goethals wants $29,000,000
for Panama canal construction this
year. The matter could be arranged
nicely if the Standard Oil should sud
denly decide to pay that fine.
Apparently the newspapers do not
dare print what Castro said when he
learned that the differences between
the United States and Venesuela had
been settled to the satisfaction of all
Knocking- the Jlngoea.
Without fear of Hobaon or noma Jingoes,
Baron Takahlra, the Japanese ambassador,
took the occasion of the Lincoln centenary
to declare that his government, never hid
any Idea of going to war with the United
Anxious Be the Gooda.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
It Is understood that Colonel Bryan, who
has charge of the Nebraska legislature.
would put through, some wise and bene
ficial legislation this, wmter, but. nothing
Important has yet developed under a Lin
coln date line.
New York World.
A little while ago the railroads, emulat
ing the man who lifted himself by hi boot
strap, were curing hard time by raising
freight rates. Now they are In some quar
ter cutting rate In competition. Fact Is
a hotter logician than a railway man.
Greatest of the Great.
After the celebration of Uncoln'a centen
ary comes the'cdmmemoratlon of the birth
day of him WhS'l "flrat In war, first In
peace and first ih"the hearts of his country
men." There were brave men before
Agamemnon, as" we are told; but there are
none since so" great as the Immortal
Significance of Two Stories.
Coincident with the democratic Innocence
In emphasizing the Important of the Knox
procedure by alluding to the eight years of
office before Mr. Taft, comes the Bryan
announcement that, while he will not run
In 1912. he means' to have something to
say as to who will. The two stories dove
Waiting for Admlssioaj.
Statehood 1 not a garment to be lightly
bestowed. Its significance Is profound.
It extends to fundamental of citlaen
hip and of life. It glvea vote to
person who have not had them be
fore. It admit great communities to
tha prodigious American fellowship. It
extend the federal constitution over new
ground. It give new force a voice In the
government of 11 the people. And In ap
plying for the' great benefit K Is to be
hoped that New Mexico and Arlsona come
with minds conscious of tha bigger and
higher life they seek and of the responsi
bilities It brings.
BABIES, WE, AT ROADM AKIXG.
America Kaglaeer Via we Highways
f Fraaea aad Makes Coaapartaoa.
New York Sun.
Chief Engineer Nelaon P. Lewis ef the
New York Board of Estimate la of the
opinion that tha pavement in the large
cities of Europe are not only superior in
material and method to New York's pav
ing, but cost less. Mr, Lewis waa sent by
tha Board of Estimate to attend the Inter
national road eongresa In Paris laat Octo
ber and vlaitad the populous cities of Great
Britain and the oontinent to look Into their
paving systems. lie has prepared a report
which he will submit to the mayor.
Mr. Lrwla thinks tha highway systems
of France is the finest In the world. Ha
"The minute attention given to drainage
and other details of construction and the
extreme care with which the road ar
maintained are Impressive to one accus
tomed to what must be admitted to be the
slovenliness of American practice In these
"The French highway system haa been an
evolutlo.v The work of construction and
maintenance la entirely under the control
of the engineer of bridges and roads, a
thoroughly trained corf of technical men
constituting what Is probably the greatest
engineering organization In the world. All
tha roada In commune, department or city
re under their Jurisdiction. There Is no
conflicting authority, no diversity of policy
or method In contiguous dspartment or
communes. The results have been ao
striking that the nationalisation of high
way work ha lately been advocated In
Great Britain.. This policy la In marked
contrast to that prevailing ta this country,
and especially in the city of New York,
where In five boroughs there are five dis
tinct highway bureaus entirely Independent
ef each other, each one of which haa Its
own organisation. Ita own method of ad
ministration and Us own standards of
wark. Tha French ayatsm ' of nationalisa
tion anight not be adapted to the conditions
existing In this country, but that syvtera
haa resulted ta Franea In tbe boat built
and parhapa tha moat thoroughly main
tained highways In tha world, while In
this city there la palpaUe waste of energy,
snatertal and money, and the result -are
tur coauBoa consent unsatisfactory."
ROl'XD ABJOIT nUW YORK.
Rlaplea oa tha farreal of Life la the
Two Impnrlant Institutions for the aid of
the needy were oreneti In New York City
this week. The six-story municipal lodg
Ing house or East Twentieth street, dedl
cated by an official hcuae warming, will
accommodate ton men and 109 women. It
Is provided with the largest disinfecting
plant In, the world, In which tha clothes,
hata, ahoea and other aiparel will be
treated with formaldehyde gas to prevent
the spread nf disease. The Institution, In
eluding building and equipment, cost ap
proximately ttae.ftw, an expense which Is
borne by the city. Applicants for lodging
must pae a medical examination, and to
prevent chronic Idleness they can sleep
there only three night In each month.
The other Institution Is a hotel for work
ing girls, financed by the Federation of
Women's clubs. Only girl who earn lea
than $7 a week may find shelter In the
hrus. A weekly rate of 13.50 Is to be
charged. The so-called hotel will be thrown
open some time this week and notice to
attract working girls who arrive In the city
wilt be posted in the railroad stations and
elsewhere. For the special benefit of
young women who reach the city lato at
night there will b a "strangers' room,
where they may rest In comfort.
When a much-loved admiral haul down
his pennant and roe ashore It la an old
time cuatom for officers of his fleet, In
stead of enlisted man, to row him ashore.
The following tinea have been placed upon
tha bulletin board of the Army and Navy
club tn New York In hrmor of the lata
Admiral Ooghlan, the club's vice presi
dent: "Tha harge la at tha gangway,
An offioer mana each oar.
For the voyage of life la ended.
The admiral goes ashore:
Ashore to the rest of the warrior,
Aahore from life' stormy sea.
Where the captain of all the navies
Will welcome him on the euey,
And wo who knew him and loved him .
Will mis the firm clssp of his hand,
The happy, friendly greeting,
The ringing tone of command,
Man tha aide In alienee,
While the parting cannon roar;
Gallant gentleman leavea us.
The admiral gov ashore."
An old man, with snow white hair,
pleaded guilty before Justice Mayo In
special session court of stealing thirty
five ball of twine frem a stationery store
In Naasau Street.
"Why did you steal thern?" Justice Mayo
"I was starving," replied the old man.
"Well, you couldn't eat them," remarked
one of the other Justices.
"I am well aware of that," replied the
old man, with some show of Indignation.
"I took those balla of twine In order to
arrested. In order that I might stand here
to plead guilty so I could be sent to an
Institution for lxty days a place where I
might receive medical attention and be
sure of three meal a day until summer
'Will alxty day be enough T' aaked
"Plenty, thank you," replied the old
man, "that wljl ba sufficient."
Three women, each carrying a small
handbag, ware among the passengers on
a Cbrtlandt street ferryboat from Jersey
City on tha morning of Lincoln's birthday.
They occupied seat In the lower cabin,
near the door where they entered, but
when the boat reached about midstream
they made their way to tha front deck,
where one of the party discovered that aha
had left her handbag on the seat. The
boat was Just making fait when ahe found
the Tost property . In tha hands of a boy,
WhO( 'rcvedthhk when h "paused It tP
tha owner. "Not much to make k fuss
about It." he said; "nothing in It but two
apples, a comb, some falsa hair, a pair of
old rubber and a time table. Gee! . but
that hair will need a shampoo when It gets
through with them rubber." The paople
who heard the boy laughed, but the woman
with the bag never suspected why they
stared at her.
She was petite, pretty and 17. and the
hopping district In Herald aquare had
time to tujrn and look at her and the St.
Bernard. The dog also was young under
17, that Is but he waa no featherweight.
A slender silver chain was held by his
mistress, who became distressed when the
dog stopped and refused to- budge.
Within thro minute a great crowd
gathered and a policeman advanced.
"Will you kindly move that buffalo you
have there," he aaked, "so that tha crowd
can move on?"
"I'd like to," she replied; "but won't you
please coax hm to come along?"
The big policeman held up hi hand for
a suspension of traffic at tha corner and
then bent and whispered something In the
ear of tha dog. The creature looked at
him an Instant, then rose, shook hhi heavy
coat and ambled away.
"No one learned what the policeman said
to the 'dog.
The finest post office structure In the
country ia ' to be built upon two of the
five blocks in the new Pennsylvania Ter
minal. The building will front on Eighth avenue,
between Thirty-first and Thirty-third
streets, a distance of 450 feet, and the
facades will extend back toward Ninth
avenue, a distance of 326 feet. The Initial
appropriation for the tructure. made by
congres laat winter In J3.6o0.000. but it will
probably coat with It interior fittings, at
least double that amount before It is
flntBhed. In tudy1ng out the problem of
construction, the archltacte have endeavored
to give It that monumental character which
should be essential In buildings for govern
The Eighth avenue frontage consists of
a row of large Corinthian columns, termina
ting at the north and south enda with
architectural pavlliona. The facades on the
side streets are a continuation of the same
motive, pllastere balng uaed Instead of
Ample acceaa la given the building by
Steps extending acroaa practically the en
tire front and numerous doorway on the
street. Outgoing mall will be loaded upon
the car by mean of chutes and arriving
mail will be hoisted by means of elevators,
which will effect a great ,aavlng In time
and expense ever the present method of
hauling mail by wagons.
It Is not Intended that this shall supersede
the preaent post office, but rather to
supplement It. as the old building Is badly
overcrowded by an ebb and flow of mail
matter not exceeded by that of any other
post office in the world. In 1907 the total
recelpta at the New York post office wero
M.W0.6T1.56, which netted the government
a profit over operating expenses of $1-',-O.SKIM.
The money-order business for the
same year amounted to c;.971.74 K.
A Daring Cosahlae.
New York Sun.
The Western Farmers' trust organised at
Haatlnga, Neb., to aell wheat only at prices
fixed by the association was evidently
patterned after the Kentucky planters' to
bacco trust, which succeeded In subduing
a buying trust to li purpose. A monopoly
In tobacco may ba feasible, but wheat 1
grown In ao many soil and In so many
countries and ia ao indispensable a neces
sary that the western farmer are greatly
daring whan they attempt te soak their
ssiiisiiiBi iii, , -' i i li iH'iiii i ii sj n is rnrrrT-
KEBRASKA TRUSS COMMENT.
Weeping Water Republican: About four
fifth of the democrat legislators have
pie written all over their faces. .They are
framing law for no ether purpoea than
to benefit democratic office-holder and
democratic newspapers.. -
8t. Paul Repuhlloan: Bills have been In
troduced In the legislature -which "will. If
psssed, create more than- a score of new
officials for tha state, each en of whom
will draw a comfortable salary from the
tate. Tha people are getting ready to rulo.
That la tha Idea la ta give alt democrats a
Job. for how can they rule unleas they
have an official position?. ' .
Paptlllon Republican: W fear the legis
lature will overload the governor with du
tlea and require him to do more than he
can well stand. Tha governor'a endurance
and good-natured tolerance should, not, be
Imposed upon In order to unnecessarily re
lieve other stats house officials and en
able them to do more loafing than form
trly. The governor Is underpaid, anyway.
Fullerton News-Journal: The house of
representatives haa decided to correct the
taxation of mortgaged real estate. This 1
a reform that haa been' too long delayed;
and w are glad to note that the vote. In
favor of the bill wa "overwhelming" tn
the house. At preaent a farm that I mort
gaged Is also assessed. The injustice lies
In compelling the mortgagor to pay taxea
en a much larger Interest than he haa In
the farm. HI equity should be assessed,
hut not the amount severed by tha mort
gage. Beatrice Express; Tha legislature acts aa
though It were determined to supply places
for all the jobless democrat tn the slate.
Ita latest effort In that line Is calculated
to controt the state's normals and Junior
normals, and make political belief a quail'
flcatlon for service ' In connection with
them. Aa fast as means can be thought out
to open the way for democrats, due action
will follow.- All the good thlnga possible for
h profit of party adherent cannot be
figured out at once. It requires time to
take advantage of every chance tor demo
Lyons Sun: With but one member ef the
railroad commission, the democratic-railroad
combination could see no Immediate
benefit in their victory at laat fall's elc
tlon. ThatS corporate conrol may be sc
oured Immediately a bill has been Intro
duced In the legislature requiring a unan
imous vote en all matters. Thla give the
on member, absolute control and nothing
whatever can be done except a it meets his
approval. It now .remains . to be seen
Whether corporate controt Is strong enough
to force tha legislature to thus bind and
gag the commission. L
Loup ..Valley Queen: . Considerable ha
been said 'In regard" to the moving of the
state capital to Kearney. Some of the
eastern people appear to take the bill aa a
hug Joke; ..however, they will awaken
omq morning to the fact that It I no
Joke. When the capltol wa located at
Lincoln, central and weatern Nebraska waa
sparsely settled, while today It Is entirely
different. Lincoln Is away off In one cor
ner, and Is so situated that moat of the '
people In the western ' part of the state
must spend considerable time tn reaching
It. Kearney. Is centrally located, easy to
reach, and la the proper place for the cap
ltol. Should the proposition come. to a vote
of the people we believe Lincoln would find
that the move la not a Joke.
Speaker Joe Cannon's favorite attitude
In the chair la to sit with his left foot
curled under him,
Mr. Carrie Nation thinks one blast upon
her bugle horn ahould be worth 10.000
women to Jha.. London suffragettes.
Bankers oppose postals saving and ex
press companies are hostile to a parcel
post. Both wholly disinterested, too.
Representative Lowden of I Illinois, whe
married a daughter ef Pullman of Pullman
palace car fame, 1 the richest of the mil
lionaire farmers In tha house.
Mme. 8embrtch Is a real fairy god
mother to the wee son of Mr. and Mrs.
Pi Biccart of Brooklyn, N. Y., for she has
given the Infant a 31,000 check, her blessing,
as well as a ploture of herself, all of which
will be prised In later years by this fortun
ate young man, who has been named Vlt
torlo Marrello. .
Mrs. Carrie Chatman Catt, president of
the International Woman' Suffrage al
liance, will sail on Saturday on the Mlnne
tonka of . the Atlantic ' Tranaport line, to
make the final arrangements for tha con
vention of tbe alliance, which will open
In London on April St. After a few days
In that olty aha will go to the continent
to fill lecture engagement In Hungary,
Austria and Germany, returning to Lon
don in time for the convention.
is but the light
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r f I m W I a II .r .t
nity. Love of husband is the stepping-etone te
love of child.
There are thousands of woaaea wfae thro !
Into middle-life without kaowiag tha Man mt
another to-elay and heap Ussst
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Liver and Bowels. One to three tiny sugar-coated "Pelkta" for
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President, Buffalo, N. Y. . .
Good printed matter lends dignity to
any transaction. Its advertising value
to a concern is considerable.
' A. L Sums, lacarsaraas.
WISKt.lO 1 THE BARK
A lilltillM Vtrta IShlf) Maee h
lllaaalaea Fart. .
"Manufacturing and selling good wit He
out advertising Is Ilka winking at sir!
In the dark, Tou know rhet t'r doing,
but nobody else doe." - '
' Thl tetlmony of an expert advertise!
Gerald Pierce, of "What to Eat" farn
Is entitled to great weight. It puts Tn con
Crete form tha Nxpertertce of one whs
knowa -He does not waste ahy time on
theories or on rhetoric, but makes his point
with a directness, a force and native wig
that carry conviction. v
' Winking Inlha dark la'at'rmeVariprorita
ble and tantalising; signal that cannot
be read, a message that never gets starteil.
; Speak for yourself, and speak in no tin.
certain tones. Is sound commercial advion,
If you don't believe In yourself or. Itvynur
goods strongly enough to go. out evangel.
Ulng you are not likely to make many con
verts. Tou ar net to H at tbe recelpta
of custom with a manner deprecating and
ultra modest you should raiher make a
noise like a very cyclone of success. And,
since the eyes are effective as a universal
annunciator, winking la permitted so It be
not in the dark. ' . ' ; .
A SMILH OR. TWO,
Publisher Surely K ought to be posaiMh
to make good print paper out of 'com.
stalks. . , j
i Mill Owner Your w)h, air, la fodder te
the thought. Chicago Tribune.
gratitude of the people?"
"Yea," answered Senator Sorgham, "ah
though they don't know about It. I have
let them off of a Ipt of apeenhaa I was
tempted to make.-v-Waahlngton Star.
"Do you think a eollega education pays?
- ion net it ooes, aty son graduated laot
year and haa been hired at a salary of 2i
a week to go back and train tha 'varsity
basket ball team . next aon." Chlcai i
"You don't believe In dealing ' will all
"Not much. There are some kids vou
ckn't handle with gloves." BalUntitr
"We hope." saM the Spokesman of th
committee, "to enlist your support In favor
ef a clean stage ''
. "Tou have It," responded the- theatrical
manager, heartily. "Why almost every one
Of my plays opens With a girl dueling
everything In Sight." Philadelphia Ledger.
"You ought to have a new; gown, dear.
"I know, but my huseand says h can
not 'spare the money- for it Just tiow."
i "Dearest, I don't believe 'yu realise the
power of tears."
"Yea, I do; but they make my nose pur
ple and my eye red." Houston Post.
' When the patient-called en hht doctor he
found the good man In a state of great ap
"I've got all the symptom of the disease
you have," aeld the' doctor.' . "I'm sur I
have caught It from jrou." 4 c
"What are you so soared about?" aaked
"Why, man," replied the doctor, "I don't
think I can cura, Jt." Harper's Weekly.
Trusty Henchman Then you believe In a
primary law, do. you, colonrlt",.,, .
Political Magnate Emphatically", yes! It
la the eaaleat -of all gamea to beat. Chi
cago Tribune. . :iv .
"You rejected Tom, you' say f "
' "Yes, poor fellow. He waa dreadfully
overcome. - He stood right by .'the door
while he proposed, and aa sooa as I said
'no' he staggered away."
"He must nave' been greatly relieved. It
was all bet, you know. Jim -Sherwood
bet Tom a baaket of wine that he wouldn't
dare to propose to you. And they're going
to drink rt tonlght."-CIveland Plsln
GETTING AH BAD.
Chicago New. ,
I am aorry my friend; I am full of regret'
That I happened to traWa?SHir"to;
But they stayed where my foot 1 ooootuded
They were tight In the place that I chose.
It was painful to you. Tou have reason to
grumble, . ,
But your toe a, my dear sir, nearly caused)
ma to "tumble.
I have smashed them beneath my big heel,
do you say?
Then pleaea keep them away I
I am sorry, of course. If my elbow I struck
With a great deal of forco in your side.
But you stood in my way, which wa
surely ill luck.
And the mild kind of method I've tried.
In the rear I'm not willing to mildew or
I must push to the front with' bath elbow,
If your ribs have been fractured, forgive
me, I pray.
But keep out of my way.
I am sorry, my frlsnd. If I've give) effanaa.
As I gather I have by your frown.
But you blocked up my paaaaga com-
plainly, and hence .
I could not avoid knocking you down.
I waa Justified, too. as you can't help ad
mitting. When I got up ahead to my place by hard
It's the motto of every good hustler today
"Hey! Keep out of my way!"
Love is Life
love this world would he a arood
place to emigrate from. Without it the. hu
man race would die and be clad of it. ' Love
in the east that leads to mater
caress, but who arc has
131ft - lllX Howard awee
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