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THE OMAITA DAILY . BEEV MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1909.
Titz Omaha Daily Bee
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATF.R
VICTOR ROBI5WATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT CT CIRCULATION.
State of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.!
Geargo B. Tsachuck, treasurer of Tha
Boa - Pabllshine; - eoitisany, being duly
J worn, says that, tha actual number of
all end complete copies of Tha Dally,
loralng, Evening and Sunday Pee printed
during Ui a month of January, ll9. u
11... ., 88,310
It ... M.SM
IT. ... 88.840
Lass unsold end returned copies. 1Q.4H
Nat total 1484,714
Dally average. 88,848
00OJ B. TMCHITCK. '
. .. .w ' . '. Treasurer.
Subscribed a my prassnoe and sworn ta
before ma this id day of February, ltd.
Sai) M. P. WALKER,
' Notary Public.
WHElf OCT Of TOWIf.
Saasorlbera UarUt the Ity
porarlly saoald kara The Baa
mailed ta tkesa. ' Address will lea
rhamcoai as efts a rnMl.c.
Hoard the hatchet story T
March 1 has been named (or orange
day and even tbo Hibernians may
Join la It
A smokeless Omaha would Indeed
be a thing of beauty and a Joy forever.
We live in hope.
That Nebraska Central receivership
la another object lesson for the get-rlcb-qulck
.Thirteen Hew senators will begin
their terms on March 4 and not one
ot them is superstitious.
" The admltsion'of Arizona and Nw
Mexico to statehood will remove tha
last chance for having twins born Into
tho vaton..: '
' Ip addition to being appointed by
Mr. Taft, Mr. Knox, baa bn elected
to a cabinet position by both branches
of . congress.
The Lincoln Commercial club will
banquef the members of the legisla
ture. If that doesn't fetch the appro
priations, what will?
;Welir; Weill Well! What would
the World-Herald do If there were no
one by the name of Rosewater for It
to throw fits about? .
Senator Stephenson's primary elec
tion etpesses . amounted to 92 for
every voto ho received. Wlsconslnitea
are' proverbially thrifty.
If tt costs the taxpayers of DouKlaa
county an average ot over 1200 a year
for every child kept In the Detention
home, it Is costing altogether too
much. '.'S'. ' v
Vice. President ni Tin. Fair banks
will make a leisurely (our of tho world
after tho adjournment of congress.
Africa, however, is not on their Itin
erary. ; , : t .
A dispatch announces that the antl
treatlng. hill In tho South Dakota legis
lature is "'la deep water." It should
be referred to tho committee, on lr
rlgation. " "' .'
Apparently--all1 tho trouble mlaht
have been avoidetMf Daniel Frohman
had Just JturaUhed his wife with a
dally supply, ot sOcks that needed
Speaker Catincn- aaa just sold a Ne
braska farm tor $85,000. He got it
by pnrcaase tong .before Senator Till
man' .plan 'of; gobbling quarter sec
tions was devised.'
Th report that a prominent Kea
tucklan was tilled by drinking Imita
tion whisky la surprising only as caus
ing won4ar that a prominent . Ken
tuckian could be fooled Into drinking
an Imitation. - - -
"Municipal Homo Rule" is always a
popular slogan, but tho kind ot mu
nicipal home rule Omaha really want
Is tho. right for Us people to make
their own charter and to decide for
themselves what municipal officers
they want and bow ' they shall be
The omana Real Estate exchange
should take the hint and prosecute a
campaign against the billboards to a
finish. Wo fear,-however, that any
anti-billboard campaign would find
some of tho real estate men lined up
In defense of the billboard nulaanr
because thoy derfvo a small reveni
for contributing to this disfiguring o
tho cltjr. ,
In these days of political hysteria,
attendant oa tbe birth of new national
ideas and marking a transition period
when none but the stanchest patriots
see new Ideals finally succeeding over
reaction, public men may well draw
Inspiration from the- calm, heroic
figure that on tho battlefield And In
the council chamber led the forces
which made political liberty more than
a philosopher's dream.
It has been said that the great man
of each age is the embodiment of the
strivings of tho period, that he crystal
lizes and harmonizes the various con
flicting thoughts and by his. genius
furnishes a solution which represents
the desires of the majority. Many
leaders there have been who, lacking
tho stamina to withstand tho stress of
tho times havs degenerated into dema
gogues and the nation has suffered.
He Is the rest builder of nations who
not only hears the voices of his age
but who Is not stampeded by Its vol
ume, who critically and Impartially
Judges which of these voices sounds
the true note, who has the courage to
follow the almost resistless murmur
when It coincides with tho fruits of re
flection In the closet, and who has the
greatest courage to resist their impor
tunities when passion and false senti
ment furnish their well spring.
Had Moses listened to the com
plaints of tbe children Of Israel wan
dering in tbe wilderness, there had
been no Jewish nation, no conception
of Jehovah, no ten commandments.
Many contend that had Cromwell been
a less absolute dictator there would
have been no restoration. Had he
looked less lovingly on the ,crown
which, for political reasons,, he must
perforce refuse, there " had been no
monk to reopen negotiations with the
tyrant Stuart family. History, in Its
resistless "volution, might have accom
plished tho same result, but It would
have been long delayed.
George Washington was offered a
erown, but within him the fires of
patriotism had burned away the dross
of selfish advantage. He stood upon
pinnacle from which be. beheld the
puny glory attached to man-made
honors and knew what few have yet
learned, that the weKare of the' many
spells the happiness of all. He an
ticipated many of the lessons taught
today. His thought was far In ad
vance of his time and yet the spirit
of - his own sge. His faults. Judged
even by contemporary standards, were
many and great. He was austere and
cold and lacked the general open
demeanor which characterizes the suc
cessful politician.. He loved to hedge
himself about with the dignity that
doth stamp a king apd yet this very
quality served to protect him and the
nation from the demagognery which
was as rampant In those, days as in
these. Through all the pages of his
tory a few names will 011 remain
and among these, not the' least shah be
that of George Washington, an in
spiration to the future, as he Is to
the past, as he, was to his own age.
' rSDIB4L OBADWO VF GRAIX. .
The senate's amendment to the agri
cultural bill for the appointment of
expert graders 'of grain, when ' re
quested by a fixed, number of jraln
growers, to bo paid by tbo growers, is
a short but wholly Inadequate step
toward the remedy of an evil against
which grain growers snd dealers, par
ticularly In the west, have long com
plained. These graders are to deter
mine grades and condition of grain
offered for sale and to fix satisfactory
standards In tbe local markets.
The proposition may be effective, In
adjusting local differences and to that
extent furnish relief to the growers
who are too often at the mercy of
the buyers, but it comes far from
reaching the real source of complaint
and discrimination. Wheat shipped
from Nebraska and Dakota points un
der a certain grading by local buyers
and millers is often given an entirely
different rating at Buffalo, Chicago,
New York -and other rellljng and ex
port centers and the record shows that
the change is Invariably to the loss
Of the shipper. The change of grad
ing by these eastern dealers costs
many thousands annually to the grow
ers of the west and the real need la
for a system of standards applied at
the point of origin and good at the
destination. Tbe plan proposed may
result la strengthening the claimt, of
growers and western shippers to more
Just recognition In' the eastern, mar
kets snd to that extent will : prove
WQHEB COMMSRdlAL, ED CCATlOlf'.
The adoption by various business
organizations 'throughout the country
of resolutions endorsing the plan of
the State department at Washington
for giving Its consuls and consular
agents a special course of training In
commercial work directs attention to
a growing demand everywhere for
some , system of definite commercial
education. Some effort Is being made
to connect the new movement for
commercial education with the univer
sities and several American educa
tional Institutions have taken steps la
that' direction by the establishment of
special commercial courses, Dart
mouth and Harvard have already, es
tablished such departments, although
that at Dartmouth is more particularly
devoted to' the training of teachers for
future work la commercial schools.
Oermany, which has long been the
leader tn educating Its consuls and
business representatives, has recently
established commercial schools under
the auspices of the Chambers of Com
merce la Berlin. Zurich, Frankfort and
other centers, with the results that
tnese scuoois cave Become over
crowded. Theeo schools are of high
grades, some claiming even a'.anlver
sity title, and their purpose is solely
for the training of business men. The
entire tendency In foreign universities
is sway from the general courses snd
toward limiting work to specific de
partments. The graduate of a foreign
university, having been trained for a
specific profession, represents all that
there Is there embraced In the con
ceptlon of a university education, while
in this country the college graduate
is by no means a professional man
The European college graduate is al
most inevitably a professional man
while the American college graduate
Is more spt to be found in railroad
work, at the head or foot of some
industrial or commercial enterprise.
This Is one of the handicaps to the
movement in this country for a higher
commercial education. The public has
come to look upon the educated roan
as pne who has had the advantages of
the training found In a general college
course and It has not yet learned to
look kindly upon college study spe
cially adapted to fitting young men
for commercial life. One result of
this condition is that too many young
men who desire to enter business life
are disposed to go direct to It from
the high schools. Both tbe colleges
and the students lose by this defect
In the educational system.
MVyiClPAL HOME. RUtE. i
In his lecture here under the
auspices of the Omaha Real Estate
exchange, Clinton Rogers Woodruff,
secretary of the National Municipal
league, explained what municipal
home rule really means. He said that
it meant the largest possible scope for
local self-government and that it
meant leaving it to the community to
provide for its own local "affairs, sub
ject only to the paramount authority
of the state in matters of law enforce
ment, sanitation and, sometimes, of
police administration. Municipal home
rule, he explained' further, does not
mean that any particular officer, or
class of officers, should be elected or
sppolnted, but rather that the people
of each community should be author
ised to decide for themselves upon the
manner or method of filling offices
without being compelled to go to the
legislature for permission for every
The definition of municipal homo
rule given by, Mr. Woodruff unques
tionably conforms with the Ideas that
prevail generally among those who
have given the best thought and study
to the problem of city government.
The idea that home rule means
screens back in tho saloons, beer on
Sunday, restoration ot slot machine
gambling, a wide open town, . or
elective police commissioners, or all
of them, is pure fiction, manufactured
for political capital and particular ap
plication by the candidate who hap
pens to be seeking office.
. The kind ot municipal homo rule
which gives us real local self-government
will come. only when an end has
been made to biennial charter tinker
ing at1 Lincoln. , .
FOR A SUMMER CAPITAL.
We doubt If much enthusiasm in
congress or out will be aroused over
the bill offered by Mr. Landis of In
diana for the construction of a "Coun
try White House" at West Point for
use as the summer home and business
office of the president.
The president will probably bo
among tbe first to oppose such a prop
osition. Washington is unbeatable In
the summer, to those who can afford
to get away during the heated term,
but It would mean little to tbe presi
dent simply to transfer the deadly
grind of routine official business from
the Potomac to the Hudson. It would
mean that the offleeseekers snd others
would go to West Point Instead of to
Washington at a time when the presi
dent, being entirely human, would be
trying to get away from the. cares of
office and to find a little recreation
In the enjoyment of private life, or
an approach to it. ' Of course, there
is always a mass of official business
that must have the president's atten
tion, but he can better attend to this
in a summer home of his own seeking,
.where he can putvup the "No Tres
passing" sign and meet only those
whose buslnees with him is public and
The Norfolk News has uncovered a
rtep plot by prominent Nebraska dem
ocrats, "including Governor Shallen
berger and Congressman Hitchcock,"
to retire Bryan from leadership, "be
lieving he should withdraw after
everything has been sacrificed for him
by Nebraska democrats after sixteen
years." With Shallenberger in the
governor's chair and Hitchcock draw
ing congressman's pay, while Bryan is
a high private. It is hard to tell who
has been sacrificed.
A St. Louis man seeks a divorce be
cause he has been compelled to live
up to rules framed by bis wife. He
declares that he has been forced to
go to bed when the gong rang at
p. m. and has been allowed but one
bath a week, while the household pup
always got two. The fact that he has
stood for that regime for a quarter
of a century indicates that if there
to any alimony la the case his wife
will have to pay it.
- The dense indifference with which
the people of Omaha alt idly by while
their charter Is being hacked to pieces
for the sole benefit of the politicians,
public service corporations and the
paving contractors Is to be explained
by tho same old aaw. "What's every
body's business Is nobody's business."
The high federal court of Venezuela
has decided that Cipriano Castro Is no
longer preldeut of Venezuela, having
forfeited his office by engaging la a
plot to assasslnsto the vice president.
Castro's 'return to Venezuela would
now be celebrated by another and dif
ferent operation upon him.
The Missouri legislature has abol
ished the school of journalism In the
state university because "It has simply
toyed with the ethics of the newspaper
profession." The Missouri method of
toying with the ethics of the news
paper profession should never be
taught In colleges.
Our amiable democratic contem
porary would have Its readers believe
that the editor of The Bee is attempt
ing to manipulate the democratic leg
islature and Is in Imminent danger of
succeeding. While we deny the alle
gation, we appreciate the compliment,
just the same.
Oyster Bay Is arranging for a mon
ster reception to Private Citizen Roose
velt on the evenlnx of March 4. In
cidentally, tbe celebration will mark
Oyster Bay's retirement from the tele
graphic date lines until Mr. Roose
velt returns from Africa.
Walter Wellman has discovered that
Mr. Knox may decline the appoint
ment to be secretary of state in Mr.
Taft's cabinet. Wellman is almost as
successful In discovering facts that
aren't so as.be Is In discovering tho
north pole. - . .
The statehood bill for Arizona and
New Mexico has passed the bouse and
tbe postal savings, bank bill will prob
ably pass the senate. Then tho two
measures may wait in tho corridor
until thO next session. :
Brazirpays a premium of $40 for
every Jspanese immigrant over 12
years of age. California and Nevada
act as though they would like to pay
a bounty for every. Japanese emigrant,
regardless of age.-
Banker Morse is allowed to do bnal.
ness on Wall street each dav. but mn.t
spend his nights in Jail. The real re-
iinement of punishment for a New
xorker is to lock him up at night.
"Liberia's Orestest Need" is the
title of a magazine article. Liberia's
greatest need Is more work snd less
With Soma Left Over.
Wa feel authorised to atata th tha
stock of Lincoln atories and nrtntr la
sufficient, to laat tha country until the
time comes to celebrate his bicentennial.
The Good and the talck.
Geronlmo la dead and moat of tha nih..
Indians are ton buav training for then IMlf.
pose ot winning honors on the foot ball
field and the MarathOn course to ha vary
A Cotaklae that Vailed.
An agreement to1 meraa tha four i.r.Mt
packing planta Int.tha country was dis
closed In the eeuraeitr the trial In Chi
cago of the case. of Frederick Jnaenh
against Ferdinand Sulzberger. The . ar
rangement railed becauae of the panto
of 107, and vnot., remember, because It
would Lave been In plain violation of tha
law of the land. To the Beef trust the
government continues to be very largely
In the nature of an Incident.
Child Bartered for Debt.
lit does not reoitre a Daniel com. to
judgment to decide that a child cannot
be bartered for debt, yet the decree of
Justice Greenbaum of tho supreme court
of New Tork to "that effect la worth
noting by persona who may think of sup
plying by adoption a want of their house
hold circle. The child In question was
boarded by the parents, who were unable
to pay the board bill. ; It waa advertised
for adODtlon by 'the creditor. . nH ....
actually sold for f 54 to a charitable child
less couple who acted In good faith and
parted with tha little one with regret
person ai. Notes.
Senator J. W. Bailey of Texas, who la
afraid the automobile la going to knock
the foundations from Under this nation, is
the proprietor ef a stock 'farm and a raiser
of fine horses. '
The most brilliant feature of the open
ing of Parliament was the great Culllnaa
diamond worn on tha breast of Queen
Alexandra. His majesty's opening speech
didn't begin to sparkle like this.
Approximately seventy men met a horrible
death by fire or drowning In the Chicago
water worka .crib and the coroner'a Jury
modestly recommends that an Improved
method of thawing dynamite be discovered.
Nicholas Schneider, proprietor of a
Bloorafield (N. J.) barber shop, . had the
unusual experience of shaving hie brother.
Joseph Schneider, without recognising him
In the ohalr. The two had not met for
thirty-two years. .
Omaha's tax wagon schema has been put
Into action m Chicago and Is doing a lively
business among . ' derelicts. With great
unanimity and mucfl Indignation tax shirk
ers denounce the hurry-up as a reflection
on their integrity. ..,
The "abort and ugly word," In sonorous
native tones, passed between two member
ef the Turkish Chamber of Deputies lately.
Tha Young Turka party la absorbing all
tha klnka of the trade of rulers from alder
men to congresaloaej so Ion a
As a rare tip on government ownership
It Is worth noting that the Manitoba tele
phone system, operated by the government,
netted a surplus of tltt,O0o during the first
year, justifying ah immediate reduction of
one-third In the present rates.
The sure sign of a long extra session
for the revision of . the . tariff Is Senator
Frye's action la notifying Maine friends
that he will not go fishing next summer,
on account of his anticipated attendance
at tha coming aeaslon pf con greas.
The Dill family, living near Pieroeton,
Ind., Is remarkable la that fourteen brothers
and slaters, all ot tha same parenta, are
living and well, and stione waa bom later
than June 14. Vffi, the combined ages being
1,010 years. Originally there were eighteen
children, three dying when young.
The legislature of Illinois Is called upon
to settle a problem wbloh goes down
deep into the very roots of society. The
maidens of that state want a distinctive
title, such as women have, to distinguish
bachelors from married men, as "Miss"
distinguishes ' the maid from "Mrs.," tha
matron. When this distinction la made, a
sympathetic senator proposes to Introduce
a bill making It a felony for a married
maa to paea blmaeif off as a htiehelor.
Tha womaa have . bean complaining that
from the standpoint of status, ait "Mr.'a"
look alike to an unsuspecting and eou tiding
maiden. Ilanoa, they want than tagged.
ITS Or WASHIJGTO LITE.
Thoachta ratrlaj tha Iaaa.as.ra
Tf tha official weather ser, comfortably
housed in Washington, could compound
package of brlarht and warm weather for
March 4. ha weuld rival tbe president-elect
In local eateem, for one day at least. Good
weather la tha chief Ingredient hi tha hap
piness of tha national capital on Inaugura
tion day, but ao confounded fickle la' Vlarch
generally, and along tbe Potomac particu
larly, that only a nervy sport wttl back
Ita good behavior wltb a dime. Every time
the data cornea round with nasty weather,
and nasty weather la tha rule, all Washing
ton boosta for a chance of date. This has
been going on for years, but as yet con
greas haa not given much attention to the
lamentations of the local crowd.
Tha most outraaeoualy mean Inauauratlon
oay witnin the memory of tbe present gen
eration was March 4L UTS. Whan OeneraJ
Grant began his second term. The night
before eld Boreas started cn a bender. The
coldest of cold winds .; kv;t down upon the
capital, kleKlne- uo bHndtn dust a every
wnere ana rreeslng up everythlna fre
Die. it was actually cold enough and, as
Some DeoPla aald. mean nn,h . .win.. I
Into solid loe tha Inauguration punch set
aiae over night In unhealed apartments of
The stands erected alma- tha Savmntiaa 4n
spectators were absolutely ludicrous In their
empunesa. aucn a beggarly array of empty
boxea on auch an occasion was never seen
before. Here and there some hardy people,
evidently acclimated, were located In knot.
and scattered within tha long array of
vwn they were few and far be
tween. Many who had bourtit ticket, in
vanee for enviable seata never thought of
But tha proeesalon moved on Schedule
time, and a grand proeesalon It was; tha
wina aept on blowlna- harder and tfc. t
mosphere each moment grew colder. The
paopie on me atreete-the sightseers-had a
great advantage over tha men tn th.
rade. They eould Jostle each other and
neep warm, even If there were no other
waye or warmmr ue at various ni. .
so the procession escorted the president
io in capitoi and back to tha White House
The program for tha Inauguration on
i nursaay or next week Is divided Into five
Important features ana some others of a
teaser aegree of Interest. -irt th i
Posing military division of the n...n
which Is being arranged on a big scale by
Major General J. Franklin run m, v,.
been appointed grand marshal. Second, the
civic organization divlalon nf th. n....
with' Major Thomas P. More-an. nhnlmun
or tna committee, In charge as marshal.
Third, the great display of fireworks on
the White lot, Just In front of the White
House. In combination with the Illumina
tion or the streets of Washington through
the . downtown section, tha dome nt the
United Statea capltol and tha Washington
monument, and a drill and diaplay of pyro-
leonnics rnr the Republican Flambeau cluh
of Minneapolis. Fourth., tho Inauaural bail
In tha penalon buildlrg, tha biggest brick
etruoture in tha world. Fifth, tbe forenoon
parade ot tha , American veteran soldiers
and sailors ef tbe brand Army of : the
Republic, the United Soanlsh War vetarana
and the Army and Navy union, which will
rorm the escort of honor for President.
Elect Taft . and Vice President-13 eot Sher
man from the White Houae to the caoltnl.
preceding the big parade and ether fea
Tha details of the bis military naraite
have been worked out by Bricadler Gen
eral John A. Johnson, chief of General
Bell's staff, asslated by Major Samuel D.
gturgis, adjutant . general, both regular
army officers on duty at the War depart
Briefly, the arrangements provide for the
n-cir.lng escort of the president from the
White House to tha capltol at W o'clock
by tha veteran grand division; the exercises
at the capltol, en a stand accommodating
7.00c persona, concluding with tha adminis
tration of the oath of office to the presi
dent and his addreas; the assembly of tha
military and grand division m the streets
south and southeast of tha civic grand
division In the streets west and northwest
of the capltol; the afternoon esoort of the
prealdent by the military and civic grand
divisions from the capitoi to the White
Houae at the conclusion of hla Inaugural
address, at about 1:20 o'clock; review of
tha military and clvio grand divisions by
tho president from his stand In the court
pf honor in front of tha White House, from
about I to 4 In tha afternoon, and the dis
missal of the parade! tha display of fire
works from T:tO to o'clock.
In the military division there will be
about 1,600, sailors and marines from the
battleship fleet, fresh from its cruise around
tha world, the famous Philippine eon-
stabularly band, tha midshipmen and cadets
from the academies at Annapolis and West
STEERS AS FIHISHED PRODUCT.
Naw EaglataeV Seatlaaeat em tha Free
It Is amusing to find the western advo
cates pf the retention of tha duty on hides
voicing tba spirit of nationality and re
buking New England for putting forts' a
sectional" demand liable to dlaturb the
sweet and holy harmony In which tariffs
are concocted. Among those who stand
forth as champions of tho western farmer,
tha humble tiller of the aoil, the owner of
a single cow, perhaps, against tna aggres
sions of tha Naw England manufeclurera.
are Senators Carter, Warren, Smoot. Nixon,
Heyburn and Dick; and Representatives
Campbell of Kansas, McLachlaa of Cali
fornia,- Rodenberg of Illinois. Hull aad
Smith of Iowa and Kennedy of Ohio. They
are. or represent themselves to bo, solely
concerned for the - safety of tbe western
farmer. Soma of tbem Indeed are western
faraaere themselves, Senator Warren being
particularly noteworthy for his Interest In
land, and we all know that land la -the
basis of agriculture.
Representative Campbell of Kansas, be
sides maintaining that the soil Is a "raw
material," Interjects a new definition into
tha terminology of political economy by In
sisting that a stoer is "a finished product"
and therefore as much entitled to the pro
tection our fiscal policy affords as the fin
ished product "of any manufacturer In the
country. Mr. Campbell does not develop
bis reasoning so fully as Ita novelty makes
desirable, but It may be Inferred that the
soil being admitted' to be raw material.
whatever drawa from it nutriment essential
to existence Is a finished product srgo a
steer is a finished product and Us hide
partakea of tha quality. What applies to
one animal applies to another, but will Mr.
Campbell assert that a hen la a flnlabed
ttegaUtlaa Sale ef A rasa.
Alabama has enacted a law declaring
that no pistol less thaa twenty-four
Inches la length a hall be sold la that
state, while Oregon aays no hatpin more
thaa ten Inohes long shall be eold In that
stats. The disposition of these common
wealths to regulaie the sale of their
deadly weapons la ooouueadabla, j
THE NATURAL, ROOSEVELT,
aervatlea Pel ley.
J. E. Chamberlain In N. T. Mall.
v nen a man la multifold, like Roosevelt.
there Is, nevertheless, a man Insidw of him
who Is single. In the laat spiritual analy-
als, a man can be but one; and out In the
woria aomewhere there la a person who
anowe that one man. that inside man, and
' "r mw in reality there la no other
that all this manysldednesa.la mere ap-
I fancy that John Burroughs knows the
real Inside ef Roosevelt as well aa anv
other. But the president haa left the key
of himself for us all. He exposed that In-
..u. ...... .o general view in his first annual
..-v. ne n. sept on revealing him
""- "" message.
"" me one strong,
big part ef Roosevelt's first message was
me portion or it which bore upon the for
ests. the flowing watera, and tha great
piains ana oroaa valleys of the far west
that look upward to the sun and ask mois
ture. There may be uncertainty about rail
road rates, and halfheartednesa about reci
procity, but there la neither v,,.nn.. .
-k... v... . ..
- ..wot, .nm vi aaya 01 me
feresta and Mia watera The first message
rings ieua and aiear with It and the sec -
ond takes up tha subject eloquently where
the first left off. and the advocacy gains
in strength and force to the very last: n
that, In spite of congressional contemn
and Indifference, the whole country, tbe
whole continent listens at last
These forest utterances ot Roosevelt's,
these appeals la behalf ef wasted natural
resources, are a cry of the heart; In them
stands the man himself. '
The administration of Theodore Roose -
velt will stead for at least six great for -
ward steps In the advance of the nation.
But before I enumerate these steps let me
make this assertionthat the dearest of all
his own worka to him la the muutn.
" V v.
the general conscience In the matter of the
conservation of tha natural resources, with
Its attendant blessings of the Insurance of
many thousands of acres of aacred wood-
ana irom ina ax, ana the springing up of
the green grass upon the vast desert ex
The man who keenly desires that so much
Of the country as Is not forest shall be
garden, so that the people shall have the
powers of paradise all about them, can
never be antl-patrlotlc, and can never be a
bad politician. Theodore Roosevelt's ohlld-
hood endowed hint with a passionate love
Of tbe woods, and to his aneclal forest love
was In that period added a tender respect
for tbe plowed field and the husbandman.
It Is noaalMa that tha aunramv nf thi.
out-of-door sentiment In n.aevelt haa
stricted his subtlety aa a atateaman. Per
haps tbe real lover of the forest can never
become old enough to be a perfect man of
State; Emerson, we know, says that "In the
woods a maa casts off hla years, as a soaks
hts slough, and is always a child; In the
woods Is perpetual youth." I know that
Roosevelt, In spite ot his occasional can-
Blness as. a politician, laa man ot simple,
youthful, forest mind. , But the people
would rather have him that than any other
kind of man, and I am convinced that tha
reoord of his accomplishment In the affairs
of the nation would be much shorter today
If he were not tbe boyish outdoor fellow!
that he Is
BRYAN I If 11S.
Sosne ReSectloaa aa tha Advance
Notice at "a Personal Frlead."
. . New Tork Sun.
The latest-authenticated version of Mr.
Bryan's ettluide Is that, he wttl not be a
oandldate in 1811, At the south, owing
ohlefly to hie own. announcements and or
acular reservations In that section, they
have their forebodings, to the contrary. In
fact , Peacon Hemphill of the Charleston
News and Courier haa copyrighted the pre-1
diction that he will be the democratic nom
inee In 1912, 1914 and 1930, at least. This
conclusion la reached after a prayerful
study of his Perpetuity's studied utterances
snd ostentatious retlcenses at various points
and aocordlng to the circumstances of the
case. It Is true that a certain southern
newspaper of some obscurity and circum
scribed authority has reproached Deacon
Hemphill for his surrender to the preten
sions of tbe Gifted One, but the protest
has aroused only a languid and aeml-eon-
temptuous attention. The fact remains that
Mr. Bryan haa disclosed an Inability to read
the signs of last November and a willing
ness to come to tba rescue of the demoo
raey once more, while en the other hand
there la absolutely nothing to ahow that
the south has any 'views whatever of Its
own. It seems to us that the deacon's point I
la well taken, and we feel disposed to sup
port his caveat
The "personal friend," however, stands
firm on his somewhat adventurous posta-
late. "During tha next four years," he I
ays, "new men and Issues are expected to
make their appearance, and aa entirely
aew alignment may be expected within the
democratic party." Wa can see 4he dee.
eoa's acidulated smile. What new Issues
can arise which Mr. Bryan Is not In a po- j
sltlon to adopt and champion? From the I
oeuuiar nypoineaia m tna rule o inume I
he has In turn professed and advocated
very theory, every dogma and every wild
cat schism that was ever bred In the mind
or tha disordered vagary of man. What
deliberate assumption, what feverish night
mare even, is possible within the next
four or tbe next forty years which Mr.
Bryan cannot 'consistently manlpulats and
to which his astounding versatility will not I
Mr. Bryan's Interpreter goes wide of the
realities. There ia no queation of new men
or new issues. It Is a question of the
south's Intelligence and manhood. We are
glad to know that Mr. Bryan Is going on
with his lectures and his 'newspapers. It
reassuring to be told that hla Income
ranges from $60,000 to 180,000 from those
sources, and that ha seldom charges a cent
for sitting down to dinner. We delight In 1
Fairvlew and . the fatted heifers. These
things are all as they should be. We still
retain our respect for the philosophies and
the aphorisms of the lamented Barnum.
Some people do not know how to take care
of their money anyhow, and;t la well that
the surplus should pass to the keeping of
the far-seeing and the provident. But Mr.
Bryan's candidacy In 191 dependa entirely
upon the courage and enlightenment of the
south. Such leaders aa Senators Bacon,
Johnston, Culberson and Daniel can Ilium-
lne the chaparral, tbe "pennyrlle" and tbe
piney woods If tbe went to. Deacon Hemp-
hill evidently thinks they won't, and for atl I
we know that may be tbe truth. I
A Natlraal Libel Casa.
The Indictment for libel by the
jury of the Plstrlct of Columbia agalnat
the New York World and the Indlanapolla
New., under the libel law. which the dla-
trlct Inherited ever 100 years ago from
elghteen-century Maryland, brlnga those I
journal, face to faea wltb the same Issus
of the freedom of the press which Charlss
A. Dannase successfully met -a dosen or I
fifteen years ago. Judas Brown of the
nitsd States court decided that Mr.
Dana of tbe New York Sun could not be
baled to Washington and there tried for
libel under the district llhal laws; and It
Is to be hoped that the World and tba
News wljl fight extradition today for the
reason, which were expounded In ao mas
terly a style by Ellhu Root In defending
Mr. Dana oa the former occasle
THF. NIK-FOOT BED SHEET.
lisnna (.rawer aael Maitlvtiun
" tor Keeraaka Measare.
I Charleston Newa And Courier.
our interesting contpmncrerr. the
A"1 Wool and Cotton Reporter ol
Boston. Hi taking a- mre rneerrwl view ol
th situation and discerns a ray wf hope
IB 01 rndrng n the Nebraska legle-
lature requiring hotel proprieties to . fur.
risn oca sneets nine feet irnt. "As tht
textile and Its allied Industries, remarks
i otir thrifty friend. "fnVnlsh iik.
I of customers for hotel
I standard 108-inrh sheet ine- wi.m .... ...
more cotton, give more employment to
mill workers, and benefit the growers of
cotton, there la ne reason why me textile
Industry should not heartily Indorse such a
measure and artiste trt all alalia of tl..
union for such a bed coverlna.'
The point of view of our contemporary
Is heav ily laden with .sagaoloua reasoning
and fragrant with suggestion besides. The
community of Interest In the nine-foot bed
aheet between tha South Carolina farm
ers' union and the South Carolina , manu
facturers' association Is toe cbvkws to r
quire emphasis ef us and the fraternl
on of th ,wo otd "hould beg I.- at
I BSaba.eAek af AW. .
I " " - mi imcni
u xam '"rmpr" "noma move on Tna state
in a ocay ana aemana tnat xne in-
teresta of tha two leading Industries nt
Bo"" Carolina be given their rights. Mean-
I hlle It will not be disputed that the nlne-
I tooi bed sheet proposition ' has merits of
lu own, or It would not have had. the at-
I Knllon of the lawmakers rf Oklahoma and
I Texaa, aa well as ot these of the state of
1 tha Commoner.
1 If the . bill should bo introduced tn the
I South Carolina general assembly, we give
notice of general amendments, ixmong them
the requirement , for four-foot hath.trwcls
I m A tt.i.tvinnw .... , n . ......
..... . j iii.i, kUHTin t, M 1 1 1 1 ' I t n r, , -
on dory ablutions. The hotels also .shoul 7
be forbidden to allow tha roll towel that
hangs behind the door In tha lare-Ury to
remain on duty longer tl an a sixty-hour
I Revolatloalslsa Battles..
I New York Globe.
I It will be necessray for the poets of tha
I future to revise Imagery aa they describe
h conflicts of arms. Furious. Prank and
I flary Hun no longer struggle under a eul-
I pburous csnopy. , Tho lines of Tennyson In
I celebration ot the exploit of tbe Light
Brigade will become archaic. Soldiers on
Ith of battl w,n not continue to dance
nntn tn ro" of alstant guns summon them
"n xneir partners, ine oauicnem aunng
iremenooua grapple may . oe as
smiling as a plain of Prdvenee,' and the
song of birds my h heard aa missiles
weighing a ton are hurled through the air.
Last sf Hla K'
New Tork Trlhune. '
Geronlmo, tho Apaohe chief, will live
In history as the last of the long lire of
Indian warriors who devastated1 the fron.
J tier as It slowly moved westward. No
I ether American Indian will ever achieve
an evil eminence of that sort, frr the
conditions which' permitted Geronlmo t
kill and burn In the aboriginal ' f islilon
are now, happily,' out of date, 'even- In t.ie
least settled portions of the far west,
LAUGHING tlAS, .
"Weren't there some rather old Ideas
in your recent aoeech?" Inquired tho confi
dential friend. "
"Possibly," answered Senator Sorghum.
"A atateaman la not known by the Idess
he evolves, but by the ideas he .adopts."
Washington niar, , , '.,.
"Tea, they" are Immensely' westthv.''' "
"Are they? I supposed they were In com
fortable circumstances, but I never had any
Idea that they were to be numbered among
our millionaire families."
I eggs 'even for their hired help.."-CblegbJ k
Record-Herald. . , . - .
"Sir, I pity your Ignorance."
"Don't you charge me with lgnorarw,
you Impudent fellow." - -t
Oh. but I have the proof, ijo you deny
that you served on a Jury In TennneeT"
Office Boy I want to go tofay grand
Employer I can t let you ho. and I don t
think you will be missed, anyway, aa the
last time she had s funeral there were
16,000 people there. Harper's Weekly.
'Don't you suppose, senator, that eventu-
illy all kinds of machinery Will be run by
a wireless system;
"No, my boy; wa never could run a po
litical machine without wlres."-Chlcago
'I see the wireless 'phone Is a .failure,"
he said. i ,-, .
I'm alad of it." .eDlled his wire. "Just
think of the remarks you make when cen
tral Irritates you; and these tiu&tlng around
in spaoe for any amateur tu pick up."
' "Good gracious, you don't mean to ssy
you signed that petition for woman suf
frage: Ana nuer ... ruur i.. .e.'f.
Oh, go easy on maw uia you see mm
woman who brought the paper InT '
"Gee. but she was pretty!" Cleveland
Tempted by the offer of a half dollar and
a square meal, tbe hobo qulrkly shoveled
' th. lot
"You work as If you liks to do It," said
I the woman ot the house.
"I s pose so, tna am, gloomily respowaea
the hobo; "but it don't come nath ral tn
m. It's an eoqutrea -taster- untcag
"Tour wife Insists that women are .al
ways superior to men" J i ?
jay Henrietta waa real affable and pa
No." answered flir. sieeKion, "tna oiner
tlent toward a man on the street csr, who
stood up and took It -for granted that she
wasn't as well able to hang onto a strap
aa he was." Washington, titer.. . .
The visitor looaea arouno,
"Who ia heT" he askeo.
That's Jim Petilgrew. ,Hs sin t done a
stroke o' work for sixteen years just seti
aroun' an' tells stories." .
'What's the matter wKtttiimT '
"Nothln". Only soma fool feller back in
' told him he looked like Lincoln."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
PLAINT OF THE- FAMILY MAN.
Chicago Naws. . ' .
No person with an ugly-loeklng gun
Has ever pusnea me same roneem m;
And Impolitely robbed me-of my "mon.
It a strange tnis never mppen. . ""im
pose, ; . : . ' '
But I've a wife ana aaugawtra. u -ss
nothing of my sons,
And they often go right tnrougn me.
, ara cleaned out mora completely 1 their
scientific plan ,
Than any wretched victim of the1 vulgar
ao nav c.rrj
v ...... vnka in a back alley yet
In conaequenee i lumnuim tt, . f'J
This fact I OO sin roenuon win regret,
1 have had sotna awful knockouta In my
bills for coal and gas, , '
nd "J, jalualaa? T
It u awful to encounter the monopolist lo
ui ini - - - .
They hsve t.un to trassie any eom-
men hold-up man.
rve never had g itttle bag ef aana
Descend with crushing force upon
The methods . now employed ' on 'me g re
My bandits are exeeedlnkly well' bred.
They will bring ma eass and butter and
occasions uy hear.
Which I find quite necessary, ao there's
no tope of relief. " t1
There Is ao use of complaining; I must
an the oeat 4 can,
But some arw-er. ran Wa pdlhtere to the
common noiq-up man.
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