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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: "WEDNESDAY. MARCH 3. 1900.
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WHEN Ol'T OF TOWN.
Sabarrlaere leaving the elty teai
porarlly aaoal4 hare The Bee
mailed, taeat. Address will be
oaaafted as oftaai aa reoaeated.
Just now the American war cloud
ban a steel lining, "made in Pitts
burg." The Bond cabinet in New Found land
baa resigned. In other wordB the bond
Still, it Is not believed that congress
tan scare Mr. Taft by abusing Mr.
'What are the most popular things
In the shops today?" asks a subscriber.
This Is the last day that congress
will have a, chance to refuse to be
The Japanese have adopted the plug
hat but are still too fastidious to take
to the green hat.x
Another big cut In the price of struc
tural steel. Now is the time to build
It it fitting that "The Heir of the
Hurrah" should be on at a Washington
theater this week.
Lake navigation will open earlier
than usual this year. There will be
more business than usual this year.
July wheat Is 16 cents a bushel
cheaper than May wheat, If the con
sume! can find any comfort in the fact
A 19-vear-old girl In St. Louis has
married a 90-year-old millionaire. He
was probably the oldest one she could
It is said that all the sailors on the
battleships are base ball fans. That
may explain how they made such a
fine home run.
It is positively denied from Lincoln
that Mr. Bryan Is writing a novel
which doea not mean that he has quit
Over 15,000 persona have been in
vited to a Yale amoker in honor of
Mr. Taft. What does the Tobacco trust
think about that?
ArUona and New Mexico must re
member that It ia the new congress
that is pledged to recognise their
claims to statehood.
A Kentucky editor baa been sent to
prison for criticising the murder com
mitted by night riders. The night
riders escaped punishment.
It Is predicted that the special ses
slon of congress will complete Its work
by June 1. It will if the Washington
weather observes precedents.
"Let the people rule," was a great
campaign slogan, but it develops that
the people la order to rule must agree
with Bryan's kitchen cabinet.
Prof. Munsterberg says there are
fcot enough bookstores In this country
Considering the kind of books most of
them carry there are bookatores
E. H. Harrlman has declined to ad
dress the Texas legislature. This la
the difference between a man wh
knows how to run a railroad and on
who doea not.
Another bill has passed congress per
mining a bridge acroaa the Missouri
river at or near Council Bluffs. This
Is a part of the regular congreaalonal
routine, but some day the bridge may
The Roosevelt Record.
It can not be hoped or expected that
there will be anything like unanimity
or even close agreement In the Judg
ments that will be passed by men when
Theodore Roosevelt leaves the White
House at noon tomorrow and goes
back to the people after more than
seven year's experience as president of
the United States. There has been
hardly a day or an hour aince he be
came president In September, 1901,
that he has failed to stamp his Impress
upon national affairs In no uncertain
color and the very nature of his pub
lic service, in keeping with the charac
ter of the man, has been so strong and
emphatic aa to leave little room for
half way opinions. Men either approve
or condemn his course and his policy
nd time alone will set the seal of
proper judgment on his entire career.
None will deny that the Roosevelt
administration has been one of
achievement, new ventures, an expand
ing of the national Idea and the arous
ing of the spirit of true democracy
among the people, with the result- of
bringing the public and the govern
ment Into more Intimate relatione than
ver before in the natlon'a history.
Much of this has been due to the man
ner and method of the man. He could
not have been, had he so desired, a
perfunctory president. Acceding to the
presidency In a time of profound peace,
prosperity and contentment, he used
his rugged personsllty and aggressive
methods to arousing the public con
science to the recognition of abuses
thst had grown up to its infinite hurt,
in the social and economic conditions
of the nation, and threw a vigorous
directness into the exposure of condi
tions that drew from the people an
Insistent and Irresistible demand for
reforms. The accomplishment of those
reforms, or the paving of the way for
them, will be history's monument to,
The record of the reforms Inaugur
ated or vitalized by Mr. Roosevelt can
not be even summarized in an ordinary
review of his work, but no public man
ver approached him in acope of pro-
uctlveness of undertakings that have
had a marked Influence on national
life. Some of his policies have become
ational and will endure for genera
tions. Others have failed to produce a
lasting impression, but in the advocacy
of all of them he has been a resource
ful, vigorous, tireless, potent leader.
He has been a preacher and a teacher,
making widest uae of publicity and
never hesitating to use even severest
criticism in condemning wrongs and
those responsible for them. He has
been a politician of the shrewdest type,
an organization man, and yet he haa
defied all organization rules. Ignored
all precedents, violated all sense of
partisan obligations at times, but the
result haa alwaya been for the better
ment of political conditions and for
the public benefit.
Mr. Roosevelt's achievements shine
the brighter for having been accom
plished In the face of blttereat opposi
tion. . Almoirt immediately after he be
came president he found a congress
hostile to his plans for reciprocity with
Cuba and hia acheme for curing the
army of dry rot. With the first round
in each fight in favor of congress, the
president appealed to the people and
aroused public sentiment which forced
compliance with his requests. The
same weapons were used most effec
tively In the fight against the Beef
trust and In the crusade for the enact
ment of a railway rate bill. The "In
terests" fought him at every hand, but
each appeal by him to the people
brought a responsive endorsement that
congress did not dare ignore. To this
support may be credited the pure food
law, the railway rate law, the El kins
anti-rebate law, the Panama canal, the
irrigation and forestry laws, the meat
Inspection law and a score of similar
measures adopted in response to the
people's demand for relief from ex-
tortious and impositions that had been
practiced upon them. As a net result
of this the spirit of uplift ia abroad in
the land, national pride and the na
tional conscience have been aroused
and the atandards of business, social
and political life have been raised
These results must abide with the na
tion long after the more immediate
work of the Roosevelt administration
has served Its usefulness.
Present and future critics will con
tend that Mr. Roosevelt haa made too
much noise in carrying out his re
forma, but It is doubtful if the publlo
could have been aroused to the neces
sity of the beef investigation, the land
and timber frauda. the conservation of
national resources, the railroad abuses
and other evils by the circulation of
peaceful tracts or the publication of In
tervjews mildly suggesting the need of
reforms. It is safe to predict that In
the application of moral discrimination
to public life and the Inspiration of
moral enthusiasm regarding public
duty, he may well prove the greatest
preacher and doer of political right
eousness that the nation has ever bad
Dr. C rum's Resignation.
The decision of Dr. W. D. Crum
collector" of the port at Charleston
S. C, to resign and decline to seek a
reappointment to the office, will, it Is
hoped and expected, end a political in
cident that has caused much bad feel
lug In the south toward President
Rooaevelt, and which, at one time,
threatened to be left as a troublesome
legacy to Mr. Taft.
Dr. Crum was appointed collector at
Charleston six years ago by Prealdent
Rooaevelt over the protests of most of
the business men of his city. The sen
ate, led by Senator Tillman, refused to
confirm the appointment and President
Roosevelt sent the name in again aa
a recess appointment and persisted un
til the confirmation was finally se
cured. Recently the president re-
appointed Dr. Crum and the southern
democrats prevented his confirmation,
asserting that It was their desire to
pass the matter up to Mr. Taft in order
to test his attitude toward negro office
holders In the south. The resignation
removes that prospect and leaves Mr.
Taft free to make his own choice of a
collector for the Charleston post.
It Is doubtful if Mr. Taft would
have appointed Dr. Crum in the first
Instance and there Is reason to believe
that he would not have sent his name
to the senate on March 6 had the doc
tor declined to resign. Mr. Taft has
frankly stated his attitude on the
negro question and the south has every
reason to expect him to make appoint
ments on merit and refrain from rais
ing the negro question whenever pos
sible. He has made it plain, that he
proposes to deal fairly with the south
and Dr. Crum has made it easier for
him to establish his policy without ref
erence to anything that had happened
In the past. It will probably develop
that Dr. Crum has done his race a
good service by surrendering the post
he has held for six years.
Cost of the African Trip.
The Smithsonian Institute at Wash
ington will bear the cost of Mr. Roosc-
elt's hunting trip In Africa, to the ex
tent of $25,000, and the money will
not come out of the government treas-
ry. It has been raised by prlvao sub
scription in New York, the donations
aving been made to the Smithsonian
institute, which will be mad the de
pository of the fauna which Mr. Koose-
elt will collect during his African
This explanation Is offered aa an
answer to the charge made by certain
democratic congressmen that the ex
pense of the trip was to be paid out of
the government's funds. The donors,
to the fund, in response to invitations
of the Smithsonian officials are not
named. It is reported that Mr. Harrl
man expressed an eagerness to sub
scribe and that certain other "male
factors of great wealth" were eager
to take allotmentsbut the only Infor
mation offered ' is that the list is
closed, five persons having given
5,000 each to the fund.
President Gomez' Mistake.
Prealdent Qomez of Cuba has clearly
mlSBed an opportunity to show him
self a strong and determined executive
by throwing a couple of political lead
ers Into prison instead of promoting
one of them to a high office under a
threat of their opposition, should he
fail to comply with their demands.
It appears that Carlos Garcia Velez
and Justo Oarcla Velez, secretary of
state In Cuba have been very promi
nent in Cuban affairs and have been
able to exercise a very considerable in
fluence over the new president. Very
soon after the affairs of the island
were turned over to the Gomez ad
ministration, the Velez brothers pub
licly announced that Carlos Garcia
Velez was to be apjxinted' minister to
Washington, to succeed Senor Que
seda, and that they would array them
selves against the government if Presi
dent Gomez refused to make the ap
pointment President Gomez promptly
offered the Madrid post to Senor
Queseda, who declined It. Now the
appointment of Velez to the Washing
ton post haa been made and Senor
Queseda haa returned to Havana, de
clining any further diplomatic honors
at the hands of the new administra
The net reault of President Gomez'
action in thia case will probably be
that every disappointed office seeker
will promptly array hlmBelf against
the government and the woods will
soon be full of malcontents waiting an
excuse to start trouble again.
Open or Closed?
We would like to see a primary law en
acted whereby a man could vote to nomi
nate whomsoever be desired, no matter
what party be belongs to. Albion Argus.
This question of an open or closed
primary was up when the Nebraska
primary law waa enacted two years
ago and the closed primary waa de
cided on by the legislature aa much
by the votes of the democratic mem
bers as of the republican members
At that time one of the authorities
cited in favor of the closed primary
was William J. Bryan, who, in the is
sue of his Commoner of February 22,
1907, discussing the direct primary,
The Commoner prefers the plan which
compels the voter to announce his party
affiliations; for without this the majority
party may make the nominations for the
minority party aa well.
Re-enforclng its position in favor of
the closed primary, The Bee added
that "the wide-open primary makes it
possible not only for the majority
party to make the nominations for the
minority party, but also for the minor
ity party, under certain conditions, to
make the nominations for the major
ity party as well," and continued:
The sentimental plea for the Independent
voter la well grounded for the exercise of
tils sovereign right of suffrage at the elec
tlon, but It haa no application to a prl
mary election to choose the candidates o
the different part lea. Every qualified cltlsen
haa a rltrbt to vote at an election, but no
one has any right to participate in the
nomination of a party candidate, except as
he may be a member of that party, and no
one should object to the enforcement of any
reasonable test to determine whether or
not membership In the party has been prop
The wide-open primary haa not
worked successfully in practice any
where and nothing would go ao far to
make nominations by direct vote odi
ous and eventually to uproot the direct
primary altogether aa to change ou
law from a closed primary to a wide.
The present congressman from th
Second Nebraska ia following the pre
cedent established by one of his ami
nent predecessors, and announcing
that army supplies will be purchased
from Omaha dealers. ' This Is start
ling because It is true. Omaha deal
era have been selling supplies to the
United States army for many years.
Congressman Mct'all of Massa
chusetts has declined the presidency
of Dartmouth college, stating that he
does not think he should lesve con
gress at "this crisis In the nation's af
fairs." It la only occasionally that Mr.
McCall gets the democratic habit of
thinking the nation is In a critical condition.
The New York Herald Is convinced
that If M. Bunau-Varilla Is right the
Panama canal Is doomed. It would be
rough on the country to be doomed to
believe that M. Bunau-Varilla Is right.
He can attract more attention by criti
cising the canal plans than by agree
ing with the expert engineers.
Excavation has been renewed along
Cuming and North Twenty-fourth
streets. If Street Commissioner Flynn
will only pursue the archaeological In
vestigation he may yet determine that
both of those thoroughfares have been
The Omaha building record for the
firat two months of the year is far
ahead of any similar period of the
state's history and very clearly shows
the activity that prevails here. This
Is going to be a big year for Omaha.
The guaranty bank bill now has
right-of-way in the legislature, and
the financtera are feeling he weight
of the Bryan steam roller. The result
ia not yet determined, but the fire
works are sputtering In all directions.
Speaker Poole evidently was not
posted when he was put into the place
by Mr. Bryan, or he would not have
twice run afoul of the rules of the
bouse when attempting to act as a
member from the floor.
The Cigarette trust has raised the
price of nails with the intention of
adding something like $56,000,000 to
its income this year. The only way to
beat the Cigarette trust Is to learn to
Possums that used to sell for 50
cents each are now bringing from $4
to $8 in the southern markets. It will
be remembered that Mr. Taft promised
the south its share of prosperity.
The aged Ohio doctor who has Just
succeeded in riding a longer distance
than did the president has established
one fact, at least. His judgment Is
not equal to his endurance. '
'Mr. Franklin MacVeagh was once
a prominent democrat." says a New
York paper. Yes, but he hasn't been
working at It since democracy was suc
ceeded by Bryanlsm.
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Will Toair Uaele Race pet
It will be 'lucky if the government gets
out of the Standard Oil trial at Chicago
without being ordered to pay a $2,000.000
fine to the trust.
A Farewell Eaaaareateat.
Rough Rldsra In the Inaugural parade
must behave with propriety and decorum.
But then where will be the special fun of
having them there. W can all be polite,
but only few of us can ba picturesque.
A Good Bear' an In at.
St. Iouis Globe-Democrat.
Judge Tatt is far more successful than
most presidents-elect have been tn pleasing
ths public. Thus far he haa made no mis
takes and If he ahould chance to make one
In the future he has the courage to cor
Tot Impressive Decisions.
It is said to be decided by the Treasury
department that Henry Hudson did not dis
cover the Hudson river. But the authority
of the same department that frogs' legs
are dressed poultry seems likely to have a
mora binding effect.
Ala't tt Awfalf
Representative Ratney makes the plaint
that ha has been subjected to "vilification
misrepresentation and abuse almost without
parallel In the history of the house."
Thla is very said. It la an old trait of men
to feel deeply "vllllflcatlon, misrepresent.
tlon and abuse" when It hits them, and
not to worry at all when they administer
that treatment to others.
A Comma a Aliment.
New York Evening Poet.
No well ordered government is now with
out a deficit. The United Btatea leads with
a pretty one of about $140,000,000. but Ger
many haa a very respectable ahortage. Rus
sia Is chronically behind. Franc Is alwaya
making deperate efforta to "cover the
budget." while even England, thanks to
slackening trade and awelllng old-age pen
sions, has this year spent mora than tt has
taken in. Among our imw m ucin-u
habit Is on the lncreaae.
THE RETIRING VICE PR ESI DENT
Timely and Deserved Espreasloa f
Memplla Commercial Appeal.
Charles Warren Fairbanks goes out of
office with the eateem and respect of his
political associates and his political op
ponenta In the United States senate.
It is reported that the members of the
democratto minority Intend to make Mr,
Fairbanks departure an eatraordlnary occa
sion. They are preparing to present the re
tiring officer with a loving cup.
The democratic governor of Indiana hss
sent a special message to the democratic
legislature, which by unanimous vote has
Invited the vice president to accept Its
congratulations and expressions of its
esteem and good will. .
Th vie president is Invited to address
the legislature on March $.
Mr. Fairbanks haa kept out of personal
and little politics. As vice president and the
presiding officer of a great legislative
Mr. Fairbanks haa held himself above pol
itics and kpt In mind always, the dignity
of his position.
His fallow cttisens throughout th United
States on the occasion of Ms retirement
from public life aent after him an expres
sion of esteem and hope that he may live
many years and give to th country the
benefit of bt ripe experienc as a cltlsen
sjtd publlo officer.
Comment Of State Pre An rat
Proceedings at Lincoln, with
SoaM Advice to the ' Legislator.
Tccumsrli Journal: Th Omaha members
of Nebraska's legislature are doing their
best for Sunday bnae ball games. The
latest bill they heve introduced Is to hsve
Bunday gnmrs if the board of county com
missioner give their consent.
Bloomlngton Advocate; EUgar Howard,
a prominent democrat In this stste has been
lembasttng the present legislature because
Ihey were more friendly to corporstlon In
terests than those of the people. This
seems a trifle hard for the party whan It
comes from one of their own leading edi
tors. Ord Quia: Aside from passing laws to
pay themselves and help the democratto
prose and the hungry office hunters, our
legislature gives promts to pass a law to
have nine-foot sheets on all hotel beds.
Now this looks like a good thing, but does
the bill say how wide the sheets must be?
We hope Representative Bolt will look
after this matter. If sheets are to b nln
feet long they should be at least two feet
Clarkson Herald: One thing is certain-,
the democracy cf Nebraska has no cause
to feel proud of the record being made by
the members of the legislature from
Douglas county. Their actions to dtt
prove the statement that they are not
representatives of the people, but are very
faithful servants of the corporations and
the brewers. It Is fortunate for th party
and the stats that they are in a helpless
Nebraska City Press: Senator Ranaom's
attempt to have th Sunday ball bill apply
to Douglas county only Is in line with the
policy of the Douglas county members of
trying to make Omaha a wide open town
and the rest of th towns closed so that
Omaha may profit by Bunday excursions
to that city. The legislators are a silly lot
If they allow any such a bill to pass. If
It is not fit for all the cities In the state
Omaha Is not fit to have It.
Culbertson Banner: The democratic
brethren In the legislature are not dwelling
together in peace and harmony as they
should and are showing a great deal mors
Interest In the classes of legislation that
favorably effect the interest of th brwers
and the railroads thsn thay are in the
matters that relate most vitally to the in
terests of the farmer. This Is shown by
the results of various vote on bills of de
cided Interest to agriculture in the state.
Kearney Hub: The Nebraska senate re
fused to reconsider Its vote favoring a con
stitutional convention. While the discus
sion waa on Senator Ransom, considered th
chief corporation member or either house
of the legislature, declared that ther
would be danger oT the corporations getting
a grip on the "fundamental law" In mak
ing a new constitution. Of course this Is
possible and not probable. Ther is un
doubtedly danger In attempting to create
Hlldreth Telegraph: Local democrats
sneer when It is asserted that railroads and
other corporations are exerting an undue
Influence with the present legislature, but
there Is evidently an abundance of truth
In the statement when an able democratic
editor Ilk Edgar Howard of th Columbus
Telegram finds It necessary to give edi
torial warning to his party that corpora
tion men are In the saddl and calling upon
the members of hia party in the legislature
to throw off the corporation control.
Beatrice Express: Tha house action In
repairing tha dLgnlty of Douglas county
membere who felt Injured over the
suspicion of having mad Inflammatory
speechea before a mass meeting In South
Omaha Sunday, la pointed to as buncombe
by the Uncoln News. That paper com
plains that action followed without due In
quiry. Ther ts so much buncombe in
politics, however, that on special Instance
Is not likely to cause great distress of
mind. What la opposition to th Carnegie
fund but buncombe?
Howells Journal: No, my dear reader.
Frank Ransom doea not represent Douglas
county, th city of Omaha nor th city
of South Omaha as we have bean led to
suppose, but h does represent the Union
Stock Yards company and Is always ready
for a scrap when any attempt Ia mad to
regulat that grasping corporation. Right
here allow us to remark that If the present
legislature adjourns without passing some
measure to shorten the long fingers of
that grasping monopoly they will have left
much needed job undone.
Pawnee Republican: Not content with the
increase of pay for state officers, and
almost endless number of bills ere befor
the legislature designed to Increase the
pay of local and county officers. Should
ths cost of these proposals be added to
the present prospect of extravagant ap
propriations, it will not be hard for the
taxpayers of the state to se that the legis
lative session of 1909 will prove to be the
most enormously expensive of any within
th history of th state. Another Item In
this connection I notable. While th bill
representing really Important legislation
are stumbling along and falling by th
wayside, all th Job-creating bill ar sail
ing along smoothly towards enactment.
From present Indications It will be . a
miracle If any of them fail of passage.
Fremont Tribune: Th new democratic
railway commissioner had no sooner
reached the capital city than he was ban
queted by the railroad1 and telephone head
lobbyists. Senator Ransom, th leader of
the upper branch, Is th recognized agent
at the South Omaha Stock Yards company,
whose welfare la vitally linked with the
other big public service corporations. Ther
are many other things that go to prove
the legislature's corporate leanings. Per
haps its member have concluded, from
taking note of the way the republicans
wer treated, after a session In which every
pledge was literally fulfilled, it Is not Im
portant that promises should be kept.
Therefor, prompted by a sens of grati
tude for favors received the legislature Will
deal klr.dly with the corporations. It is
too early, of courae, to render a just and
fair estimate of the work of th present
legislature, for it Is not yet done. But
tl ere csn be no mlstske as to which way
it is drifting.
Kearney Hub: If a republican were
thinking only of partisan advantage in this
state he might well wish that the demo
cratic legislature at Uncoln continue and
tlnlsii as It haa begun, by carrying out com
pletely the corporation program that has
moed along so smoothly. But every good
citicen, be he republican or democrat,
sincerely hopes that halt may be called
before It Is too late. A few democratic
newspapers have begun to voice their dls-
pl,ur,. others ar trying gentle
remonstrance. Edgsr Howard, the moat
prominent democratic editor In the state,
doea not hesitate to declare that th cor
porations are In the saddle. Th Fremont
Herald, consistently and vigorously demo
cratic, warns the legislature that In dealing
with th banking lawa evolutions, not
revolution, la tha thing. Even th World
Herald, which has for these many ysars
swallowed everything democratic, make
an Impassioned plea for a "squar deal" la
connection with th Omaha charter
Whether warning or protest will avail re
mains to be sn,'
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ll hot biscuit. Makes the
hot-bread rolls and muf
fins sweet and wholesome
The fifteenth son In the fifteenth ycarha
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Chris Roller of
Noble township, Cass county, Indiana.
Texas finds that It can collect fines against
trusts, and so has raised them from $50 td
11,600 a day in order to make collecting
really worth while.
Booker T. Washington says he hss re
cently seen" an Inventory of the old plan
tation where he was a slave, and his name
appeared there under a value of $400.
A postal card mailed at Gibraltar and
addressed simply "Spelled either way,
Springfield, Mass., V, S. A.," was promptly
delivered to Otto Baab, a piano dealer of
It should be noted that the quinquennial
prize of $1,000 founded by the Frenchman
Anquand for the best work In "Amcrlcan
lst' " literature haa been won by a Berlin
anthropologist named Seler.
President Roosevelt, Seoretary of Agri
culture Wilson and Glfford Plnchot, gov
ernment forester, are now all fullfledged
"farmers." having Just been admitted "on
sight" to membership In the National
That Mr. Taft's smile doe not imply
th absence from his vocabulary of "No,"
with all Its derivatives, synonyms and
equivalents, Is the conclusion of a writer
in th Saturday Evening Post. And it
shows that he knows Taft.
Bug House Hoae of Freeport, Ixmg Island,
not only must behave In the inaugural
parade because the committee in charge
says so, but it is natural for It to present
a startling contrast between its name and
the sobriety of Its members.
POEMS I X PHOSK,
Barayard Melody of Nebraska's Chan
ticleer. Collier's Weekly.
The hen admirers grow. Constant Is their
Increase. The first official act of Ne
braska's new labor commissioner waa a
formal appreciation of this pillar of society.
According to Mr. Maupln. this foul
brought $18,000,000 worth of eggs to market
in Nebraska last year. Th commissioner
la unprepared to estlmte the value of her
offspring in th way of fried chicken. Sho
laid 1,200,000,000 eggs In 1S0B. Placed end
to end these eggs would teach around the
earth and overlap 12.000 mllea. They would
make an egg walk three feet wide reaching
from Omaha to Ogden. With ham they
would furnish breakfast for 800,000,000 peo
ple and make an omlette containing 625.000
cblc foet. Th hen was worth more to
Nebraska than the boaated wheat crop of
$28,000,000; almost twice as much as the oat
crop of $16,000,000; twenty times as much
aa th barley crop; twenty times as much
as tha ry crop, and one-third as much as
the much-talked-of crop of corn. The com
missioner believes Nebraaka needs another
seal. Is he not right in thinking that upon
that Seal no figure so well demands rec
ognition as th ever-patient, busy, and
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Drudur No. I ain't. I'm Just the cnn
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"Po that Jealous Chinaman killed the
ollu-r bv p"UinR poison in his chop auey?"
"So they say."
"Ha! Then it was literally a case of
suey-clde." Baltimore American.
The Doctor (In art gtilleryl I don't like
tlmt picture. There'a such a riot of color.
The Professor The whites and near
whites do seem to b trylnar to kill off the.
blinks, browns and yellows, don't they?
"Is' lie making good In hl new line of
"Yes, Indeed. He is already finding
fault with lli? way his boss carries on the
business." Detroit Free Press.
"Do you expect your constituents to be
lieve all you tell them!"
"No," answered Senator Sorghum; "and
in return they must not expect me to tell
them all I believe." Washington Btar.
Washington protested he couldn't tell a
"But," cried his father, "the private sec
retary will hardly be developed In your
Without modern conveniences the pros
pect was indeed dark. New York Sun.
A fire had occurred for the fourth time
in single year In levy's store.
"Didn't I tell you to call me If there
wss a fire in my store?" he asked his
"Yes," the frightened clerk answered;
"but I thought you knew about It." Judge.
SIGNS OF THE SEASON.
Bv the way th clouds disperse,
leaving clear the vault of blue;
By the way the hens converse,
Bv the eggs they're layln', too;
By the snows a-melting fast;
By the green blades peekln' thro'
I think spring's a comln' soon, .
By the way the sparrow's chirp.
Has a hint of music in it:
By the thickness of the mud.
Bv the thaw that conies to thin itj
By the soft Insistent rays
of the sun upon the hlU
'Spring ain't comln' not Just yea
But sha will.
By the notes of jubilation
From the firat returning robin;
Bv the way the whole creation
Seems with expectation Ihrobbln';
By the way a feller feels.
By the way his bones are aehln'
I declar" spring's on the way, er
By the boys a playln' "mlggs"
On the dry spots here and there)
By the way the housewife digs
At the dust In dire despair;
By the din gin ess within,
By the outdoor Joys that lure
Well we know that spring is near us
This time, sure.
By the sweet scent-laden brees
Worn the south that greet the nose;
By tlio trouble that we have
Some times even to think In pros;
By the rare exhuberance
That thro' our whole being flows;
Yes we're sure that spring Is near ua
'Till It snows.
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