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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1909.
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WHEN OUT Or TOWS.
Inbacrtbere leaving, tbelty teas
purarlly should have Tk
mailed to them. Address wlU
ihauHcil as oftea aa reejaaatod.
Nebraska in congress Is lined up
with the insurgent group in both ends
of the capital.
The lumber, barons are keeping a
close watch', on the operations of the
Manufacturers of mucilage will be
slow to protest against the proposition
to re-enact the stamp tax.
"The world is full of Change," says
the. St. Louis Star. Perhaps, but it is
difficult to get much of it.
' . . .
"Taft must wlu' his spurs," says
Tom Piatt. Mr. Taft will have no use
for spurs In an automobile.
That 3,000-year-old duck just pur
chased by the American Museum of
Natural History is a dead one.
Secretary Wilson Is in position to
write an Interesting article on "Presi
dents Who Have Served With Me."
Some of tbe steel .magnates are
squealing about what the tariff revis
ionists propose to do with pig iron.
Mr. Maxim's noUeless gun is a suc
cess and it is hoped he may turn his
attention to the need of a muzzier for
Mr. Bryan admits that be is not
pleased with Mr. Taft's cabinet. It
might cause some keen concern'lf Mr.
Bryan felt otherwise.
The World-Herald does not put up.
It confesses to "trying deliberately to
deceive Its readers by suppression and
misstatement of facts."
Castro announces his determination
to return to Veneauela. Well, If he
wants 'to commit suicide that way he
should be accommodated.
Whatever the. courts may decide,
the average citizen would rather pay
2 cents thsn 8 cents a mile for the
privilege of riding on a railroad.
No thief Justice of the supreme
court has voluntarily retired since
1800. Chief Justice Fuller may de
cide to show his respect for precedent.
Pugilist Jack Johnson is said to
spend all his spare time reading
Shakespeare. No objection to that,
but It Is hoped he will not attempt to
Mrs. Taft has been petitioned to refuse-
to serve wine at tha White House
dinners. She will probably comply
with the request by having tbe butler
do all the serving.
: Mr. Roosevelt has joined the Law
and Order league of Oyster Bay. Who
would Imagine that Oyster Bay could
kick up excitement enough to make
necessary the services of a law and
The Omaha Ministerial union has
gone on record in favor of the pro
posed University of Omaha, whose ma
terializing depends upon getting f 300
000 of Rockefellers wealth. The
ministers evidently dissent from Mr.
Bryan's tainted money Ideas.
Can two members of tbe police
board take official action when five
members are present and two refuse
lo vote?1 Such an issue seems to be
raised and the dangers larking la It
cannot fall to be seen. If a minority
ran govern the majority by a technical
ity It will lead to trouble.
Mr. Tait'i Tariff Message.
The shortest message sent to con
gress since that by President Cleve
land convening the special session on
the tariff in 1888 Is that addressed by
President Taft, on the same subject,
to the special session of the Sixty-first
congress. The message contains but
a few hundred words and simply noti
fies congress that it has been convened
In extraordinary session to consider
the tariff. He points out the gener
ally admitted need of a revision of the
tariff, reminds the dominant party of
Its platform pledges and urges the
adoption of the tariff bill with as much
speed at possible consistent with due
and thorough consideration of the
The message indicates the presi
dent's position in the matter of tariff
revision. He suggests no particular
line of work, except to refer to his In
augural message, in which he advised
a maximum and minimum tariff to be
be made operative against countries
that show discrimination against
American goods. He also refers briefly
to his Inaugural message suggestion of
an Inheritance tax as a means of pro
ducing additional revenue which the
country needs. This leaves the problem
of making a new tariff law squarely up
to congress, without executive dicta
tion or Interference. It will be the
duty of congress to frame a measure
that will mean a revision downward in
the case of Infant Industries that have
grown to be bigger than their nurse
or of protected industries giving no
promise of ever being able to get along
The argument that business suf
fers whenever tariff revision Is taken
up has been a potent factor in delay
ing action for twelve years, notwith
standing the chapge In Industrial and
commercial conditions. When business
Is-booming the argument is that it is
best to leave well enough alone, and
when business Is depressed that any
tinkering with the tariff would check
a business revival. Both these argu
ments have now been laid aside and
congress Is faced with the necessity of
active legislation dealing with the long
list of tariff schedules.
The work of revision should be seri
ously undertaken, with a view to the
greatest good to the greatest number.
Practically every industry in the nation-will
be more or less affected by
the changes to be made, and both the
producer and the consumer are look
ing to congress for Intelligent action
for the general welfare.
Railroads and Forestry.
The annual convention of the Rail
way Engineering and Maintenance of
Way association, in session in Chicago,
Is giving particular attention to the
co-operation by railroads in the policy
of forest preservation. While many
railroad Interests were allied with
other important interests in vigorously
opposing the forestry policy estab
lished by President Roosevelt," the
question has been brought home to
the railroads in a new light and some
of their ablest men are now deeply
engrossed in plans for forestratlon.
Among the papers' read before the
association were several devoted en
tirely to urging tree planting along
the rights-of-way of all tbe rail
roads of the country. It is argued that
the tie and timber supply necessary
for railroad construction work Is being
rapidly exhausted and that the time
Is not far distant when the roads will
be hard pressed to secure material for
these purposes. The remedy proposed
Is forestratlon by tree planting
along the rights-of-way. It is argued
that these trees- would serve the
double purpose of forming snow sheds
and eventually supplying lumber for
railroad needs. Figures have been of
fered showing that the cost of planting
these trees and tending them would
be more than offset by the expense
now Incurred in hauling ties and tim
bers from long distances. Several east
ern roads have already started for
estry work on their own account
and the adoption, of a general and
continued support of the forestry
policy by all of the big railroads of
the country would mark a long step
toward conserving the forests and per
petuating the supply of timber pro
ducts. The Amended House Bulei.
While the plans of tbe house "in
surgents" fell far short of the original
program they have resulted in certain
changes in the rules that must serve
In a measure to break the power of the
speaker and his select committee on
rules. The combined forces of the In
surgent republicans and the democrats
were apparently not sufficiently strong
to change the method of appointing
committees, leaving that power entirely
with the speaker. Thla Is the real
source of the so-called "one-man
power" against which complaints have
been lodged. By the exercise of his
authority to name the committees the
speaker is In position to organize such
committees In a ruaaaer to sidetrack
bills which he does riot desire to see
enacted Into laws.
The chief concession gained Ay the
advocates of a change of rules Is the
creation of a "Calendar Wednesday"
In each week of the session when
members may call up bills for passage
by unanimous consent without first
consulting the speaker and securing
the privilege of being recognized by
him. Practically all the minor bills of
congress, those dealing with subjects
not of general Interest, are passed In
this manner. Under the new rules
very member may, with proper no
tice, have his bills placed upon the
calendar from which they may be
called up for action by the house re
gardless of the wishes of the speaker
or his commutes on rules.
Several other changes, such as those
providing for the record of vote on
measures adopted In the committee of
tbe whole house and permitting the
amendment of a bill reported by the
committee on rules, are all designed
to give the individual members a
larger voice in the proceedings of the
house and for the conduct of legisla
tion more In the open than has been
possible under the old system. While
the advocates of more radical changes
In the house rules will doubtless re
fuse to be content with the partial vic
tory, they are to be congratulated
upon what they have accomplished In
the direction of reform.
Senator La Follette did the graceful
thing when he presented the creden
tials of his colleague, Senator Stephen
son, In the senate and escorted him to
the bar of tbe chamber to take the
oath of office. It had been rumored
that Senator La Follette might pro
test the election of Senator Stephen
son and it had been arranged that Mr.
Stephenson's credentials should be
presented by Senator Burrows of the
committee on privileges and elections.
Senator La Follette's action made this
arrangement unnecessary and relieved
a situation that threatened to become
embarrassing not only to Senator
Stephenson, but also to the senate
which sets great store by its famous
It Is probable that Senator La Fol
lette remembered how his former col
league, Senator Spooner, smothered his
bitter resentment and personal feel
ings a few years ago when he1 escorted
Senator La Follette to the vice presi
dent's desk and stood with him while
the oath of office was being adminis
tered. The two men were bitter poli
tical enemies and have since remained
so, but Senator Spooner was a stickler
for senatorial etiqWtte and took his
medicine like a man. The only member
of the present senate not presented by
his colleague is Senator "Jeff" Davis
of Arkansas, who refused any escort
and took all the limelight to himself
when he was sworn Into office.
A Bold Scheme.
It Is evident that the democrats in
the city hall, who already see the
handwriting on the wall, are preparing
for a bold scheme to control the com
ing city election for the purpose of
perpetuating themselves in office. This I
plan is nothing less than the outright
seizure of the election booths by in
stalling election officers of their own
creation to crowd out the regular and
lawfully appointed election officers
who conducted tbe election last fall
and were appointed for a term of one
The pretense that this is to be a city
election exclusively and, therefore,
exempt from the general election laws
will not go and the effort of the city
hall democrats to take possession of
the election machinery for the primary
is simply to lay the foundation for
holding on for the election. That there
Is no warrant whatever for this pro
posed action must be plain to any one
who will read the law. Section 15 of
the primary act reads as follows:
All primaries shall bo presided over by
the same judges and clerks of election now
provided' by law to preside over general
elections during the time for which they
were appointed, and said judges and clerks
shall receive for their services at such
primary the same compensation as is pre
scribed by law for judges and clerks of
This clearly applies to "all primary
elections," whether city, county or
state, and any effort on the part of
the democratic mayor and council to
supplant the election officers appointed
In November to serve for one year
will be not only rank usurpation, but
a high-handed attempt to throttle the
voters. The election officers appointed
last fall were named by the clerk of
the district court from lists supplied
by the various campaign committees
and apportioned between the parties.
The fact that the democrats won out
at the November election Is proof posi
tive that these election boards were
not packed against them, but quite
the contrary, gave them all the con
sideration they were entitled to. For
the democrats to name new election
boards at this time would mean that
they want to defy the law for unfair
The New York Sun ascribed Mayor
Jim's refusal to accept the invitation
to the Bryan birthday dinner to balk
ing at he price. We do not believe
it. Mayor Jim Is a dead game sport
and would take a dollar throw any
time, even with the odds two to one
against him. The Sun evidently does
not know that the birthday feast Is to
be pulled off at Lincoln, where the lid
goes on at 7 o'clock.
Mr. Bryan announces at Chicago
that he will not refuse to run for
United States senator If Nebraska
democrats Insist. Presumably that
means that Mr. Bryan's name must be
put on the primary ballot by petition,
but that he will write out hie accept
ance at the same time the petition is
The daughter of Rev. John A. Em
ery, archdeacon of the Episcopal dlo
cese of California, is to marry Gun
giro Aokl, a relative of the Japanese
minister at Washington. Evidently
all Californians are not violently
prejudiced against the Japs.
The reported triumph of woman
suffrage In Sweden turns out to have
been considerably exaggerated. The
circulation of the report Is not ex
plained, but the fact remains that
there has been no change in the fran
cblse laws of the country.
The venders of a patent stamp per
f orating machine must be busy at Lin
coin. A bill has passed the senate
making It mandatory that alt postage
stamps used by the state be perforated
for purposes of Identification. As
there are, at least, upward of fifty sep
arate state offices add Institutions with
their own postage accounts using the
malls, this means a nice bill of sale,
presumably at a good profit.
County Judge Leslie has a hard nut
to crack In the O'Connor will case. In
which by ruling either way he will
have to brand the lawyers on one side
or the other as liars. He will be a
wise Judge If he can rule both ways
Mr. Loeb says that he will work In
harmony with Senator Root In New
York political affairs. Considering
Senator Root's strangle hold on the
party organization In his state, Mr.
Loeb's decision appears Inspired.
Prof. Perclval Lowell predicts the
destruction of the earth by a collision
with a dark star. Prof. W. H. Pick
ering says there is no danger of such
collision. We will have to wait to see
which Is right.
The Omaha Woman's club will soon
celebrate Its fifteenth anniversary.' It
should be distinctly understood, how
ever, that that will not commit any
member of the club on any question
"I have said repeatedly that I
hoped I may never again be a candi
date for office," says Mr. Bryan. It's
simply shameful the way they force
nominations on that man over his bit
Omaha 4 4 per cent municipal
bonds bring a good premium. That
Is gratifying, but Omaha has sold, 4
per cent bonds at a premium, and if It
could do it again it would be still more
A. J. Hopkins announces that he is
going to remain in the senatorial race
all summer. It would be interesting
to watch him in such a race, If the
legislature should make other arrange
The Russians have made a closed
port of Vladivostok, in violation of
the open door agreement, but as the
place is Icebound about ten months in
the year tfiere will be no great loss to
The announcement that Senator
Bailey called at the White House to
pay his respects concludes with the
significant statement, "The senator re
mained but a few minutes."
Mr. Fairbanks can now start a cherry
ranch without precipitating a political
Feeling Fine, Thank Yon.
The OH true, hasn't that tired spring
feeling and boasts of 29 000,000 reasons for
feeling exceptionally fine and spry just
now. .. ,i
Whr Uo the Llmltr
It Is to be hoped that the Judge before
whom Standard OH Is being tried will not
counsel the concern to prosecute the gov
ernment for having molested It. .
Judges Rate Makers.
St. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
The Judge who decided against the 2-cent
law In Missouri gave his opinion of what
the rate should be. But Is he necessarily
wiser than a legislature In fixing a rate?
Sarglcal Operation Long Urawn Oat.
9t. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
The Nebraksa legislature voted adversely
on the proposition to enact the Initiative
and referendum In that state. In another
four years the entire Nebraska backbone
will be removed from theferyan column.
Perils of a Thlrstr Editor.
The prohibition editor who Inadvertently
printed a pound cake calling for a glass of
whisky as one of the Ingredients having ex
plained his blunder to angry reader of his
own persuasion, may now turn Ms attention
to the thirsty and alliterative people who
besiege him with the query. Why waste
Kicking: Over Trifles.
Secretary Dickinson's Doaitlve assertion
that he enters the Taft cabinet aa a dem
ocrat and will continue to be a democrat
Is calculated to make certain old Romans
of the democracy howl In unison with ex
Mayor Dunne of Chicago. It la a fine
question to decide when a democrat ceases
to be a democrat, but It Is more amusing
Popalar with the Crowd.
Colonel Bryan still retains his popularity
everywhere except at the polls. The
crush to hear him speak at Tork was ao
great aa to endanger the lives of some
In the crowd, but It was highly compli
mentary to Colonel Bryan all the aame.
If he could make up hia mind to quit
bothering with the wrong side of politics
he would have few troubles.
A New Departare.
On what is called the "race question at
the south" President Taft makea a radical
departure from the policy of every one of
his republican predecessors, from Grant to
Roosevelt, both Inclusive. He announces
that lndianola. Miss., shall be treated pre
cisely like Zanesvllle. O.. and that there
shall be meted out to Charleston, S. C,
exactly what Milwaukee, Wis., shall re
ceive. This Is the beginning of good under
standing and a new departure.
Congressman Cramnacker's sensible Ideas
concerning electiona and Inaugurations de
serve to spread among hla colleagues. II
wisely advocatea bringing presidential elec
tions. Inaugurations of the preeldeota-elect,
and tha assembling of the congress chosen
at the earn time as the president, within
tha period of the autumn Elect Inaugu
rate, aaaemble between September and New
Year'a. in brief. Such a change would
meet all tha preaent difficulties of March
weather, compress within reasonable limits
a tediously long-drawn-out process and
bring the government, both executive and
eohgresalonal. Into cloaer touch with the
country. The Idea of postponing Inaugu
rations of preatdenta-elect a month or
more, white leaving everything elre on the
old basis, cannot stand criticism.
St. Patrlck'a nay.
The Shamrock Is the badge today one
on ail around.
Whose vivid green In beauty burst at first
on Irish ground.
For long It bloomed 'mid Scenes of blood
snd drooied o'er patriot graven.
But now no persecuting law Its three
leaved emblem braves:
All over Ireland f'e displayed, the na
tion's color e ween,
And even In Old England there Is wearing
of the green.
"Twlxt Brln and Columbia the ties are deep
And mingled are their volcea In a patrlotlo
When In our struggling from the British
bondage to be free.
The help of Ireland came to us across the
Her sons with ours shed their blood, for
liberty as keen,
With red and white and blue there waved
the flag that showed the green.
Aid In return when famine stalked
through Erin's helpless land.
The aid she prayed came quickly from
Columbia's grateful hand.
Here have her children found, a welcome,
driven from her shore,
"America." in Irish hearts a prayer for-
And so In every hamlet and every town Is
Today's own recognition In the wearing of
the green. '
Gold bless Otd Ireland, then, we say, and'
bines (he Irish, too!
That race that all the woe on earth can't
crush or render blue.
From friendly hearta are friendly hands
held on all sides today.
While on the breasts of thousands do we
see the Shamrock lay,
Its good luck to the Inland where Ha faith
ful home ha been
And hurrah for St. Patrick and the wear
ing of the Green!
S. T. G1LLILAN.
Through Erin's Isle,
To love awhile,
As l.ove and Valor wander'd,
'With wit, the sprite.
Whose quiver bright
A thousand arrows squandered;
Where'er they pass,
A triple grass
Shoots up. with dew drops streaming.
As softly green
As emerald seen
Through Durest crystal gleaming.
O! the Shamrock, the green, immortal
Of Bard and Chief
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
Says Valor, "See,
They spring for me.
Those leafy gems of morning!"
Bays Love, "No, no,
For me they grow.
My fragrant path adorning."
But wit perceives
The triple leaves.
And cries, "Oh, do not sever
A type that blends
Three godlike friends.
Love, Valor. Wit. forever!"
O! the Shamrock, the green, immortal
Of Bard and Chief
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
Bo firmly fond
May last the bond
They wove that morn togethei
And ne'er fall
One drop of gall
On Wit's celestial featherl
May Valor ne'er ,
His flowers divine.
Of thorny falsehood weed 'em!
May Valor never
His standard rear
O! the Shamrock, the green. Immortal
nt DdmI anit Chief
Old Erin's native Shamrock!
written on beholding Ireland after an
absence of many years.
Glory to 'Uod, but it sweat to behold
t"ee. . . .
Br In Mavourneen, pulae of my heart!
Fondly again to my breast to e.ifold thee.
Lowly and poor and enslaved as thou art !
Alh, the deep pleasure-the Joy beyond
measure. . , . .
. . via nf ahaence and pain.
To clasp to my bosom my soul dearest
And see the smile dawn in the sad eyes
Long have I pined for -this moment of
meeting , .
Long have I sorrowed for thee o er the
Minea'a' love neoither shallow nor fleet
Queen of my heart thou shalt evermore
reign! . .
It may be tomorrow may bring thee new
For thou' hast a Jealous and merciless
But I shall be near thee to comfort and
cheer thee ,
And guard and revere thee through weal
and through woe!
Across the wide ocean, to claim my devo-
Therendwells a young maiden, entrancing
Latelv we parted In fervent motion
Thrilling the touch of her lingering
But thou art the nearest and fondest and
Thou artVhe love that my ""fancy knew!
Fate hath decreed thee a life the ae-
ETinmy"darling, to thee I'll be true!
Glory to God, but It s sweet to behold thee.
BHn Mavourneen, puise oi ' ""J
Fondly again to my breast to enfold thee
Lofvlv and poor and enslaved as thou
Ah. the deep pleasurethe Joy beyond
AftereBthe'long years of absence and
To cFaep' to my bosom my soul' dearest
Andthe smile lighten thy sad eyes
- u .i. arnnrtrtjue beauty.
touching over" I grave" an ancient sorrow
Once'aq'now lean and tatterd, seated
On in groumi. , , M
Her old white hair droopln- dishevel d round
At her feet fallen an unused royal harp.
Long silent, she too long silent, mourning
her shrouded hope and heir.
Of all the earth her heart most full of
sorrow because most full of love.
Yet a word, ancient mother:
You need crouch there no longer on the
cold ground with forehead between
O you need not sit there veil d In your old
white hair ao dishevel d.
For know you the one you mourn Is not In
It was an Illusion, the son you love was
not really dead. ...
The Lord Is not dead, he Is risen again,
young and atrong. In another country.
Even while you wept there by your fallen
harp iby the grave.
What you wept tor was translsted. paas d
from the gnave;
The winds favor d and the sea sail d It;
And now. with rosv and new blood,
Moves today In a new country.
rrom the "Oald Sod."
Oh, Irish earth and Irish green,
'Tls shamrock, sure, my sweet colleen!
A little box to fit the mall.
A Belfast ship, ten daya aiail.
And here we are, and there It lies.
Dropped down from lovely Irish skies
A sprig of shamrock: oh. my aweet.
All Ireland blooms beneath my feet!
A little box to fit the mall.
And here it Is green gift, all hall!
For In the little box with you
Come Irish skies of Irish blue.
And IrUh lakes and Irish air.
And Irluh sweethearts singing there
With Irish Hps that call to me
Till all my heart puta out to aea!
Such tiny leaves, so elover-llke
Ah. feet of many an Irish tike
Have trod the turf on which this green
Grew with the buttercups between:
A little box of shamrock sweet
Dear Ireland blooms beneath my feet;
My shade Is here, my heart la there.
At Belfast and In Countv Clare!
A pure grape cream of
tartar powder. Its fame
is world-wide. No alum;
.no phosphatic acid.
There is never a ques
tion as to the absolute
purity and healthful
ness of the food it raises.
BRYAN AND BRYANISMS.
Plattsmouth News-Herald: The present
legislature ts absolutely subservient to
Bryan, the brewers and the corporations.
Nebraska City Press: The defeat of
the Initiative and referendum In the Ne
braska senate demonstrates clearly that
the democrats of this state do not have
very much sympathy with some of Mr.
Bryan's pet ideas.
Ord Quis: Last week Bryan refused to
sign a petition which was being circulated
asking the legislature to submit the pro
hibition question to a vote of the people of
the state. Will Bryan's admirers still say
that the Great Commoner stands by what
h. believes to be right regardless of pub
Oakdale Sentinel: Just because Bryan
failed to declare himself in favor of county
option a few of the supporters of the meas
ure are Inclined to doubt the Peerless
Leader. Mr. Bryan apparently Imagines
the adoption of other laws of more Im
portancethe law nominating t'nited States
senator, for Instance.
Madison Chronicle; Of course Bryan
would object to allowing our university
teachers to participate In the Carnegie fund,
as I'ncle Andy failed to support William
J. for president. "How about Bryan's
helping to secure a Carnegie library build
ing for Lincoln?" say you. Oh, that's
easy. Andy hadn't so openly opposed Bill
at that time.
Columbus Journal: Where was Mr.
Bryan when an attempt was made to se
cure a favorable report on the bill, locating
an agricultural college in the western part
of the state? Did he go before the com
mittee having the bill In charge and Insist
that his party redeem Its platform prom
ises? No! The Lancaster county delega
tion was opposed to the measure, and Mr,
Bryan was never known to favor anything
that Lancaster county opposed.
Lyons Sun: From the democratic poli
ticians, press and especially from the Peer
less One we heard so much about publicity
of campaign expenses during the recent
campaign. Now, four months after elec
tion, the democratic party In forty-seven
counties of Nebraska has failed to a file
a statement of its campaign expenditures.
Our own beloved Burt Is Included In the
number; also Governor Sliallenbergnr's
home county Harlan Is derelict. Now,
what do you know about that?
University Place News: Republican lead
ers need lose no sleep for fear the Oregon
plan of electing United States senators will
make tt possible to elect the Peerless One
to the United States senate. After his re
cent escapadea In keeping silent on moral
questions and his attitude on the Carnegie
pension fund he will not be a strong candi
date before the people and cannot defeat
Mr. Burkett on a popular vote. If that gen
tleman will speak out In meeting and tell
where, he stands. Wiggle-waggle methods
will not go. down In the future.
Columbus Tribune: It certainly must
have been humiliating to Governor Shall. n
berger and his assistant, after his strenu
ous, hard-working period on the1 banking
bill, after they had sweat blond, worked
night and day to bring things to a succeiis
ful climax and after the bill had been
handed In, to have W. J. Bryan return
from his outing In Florida to proclaim to
Nebraska that he had Introduced the hill
yeara ago. Compare what he Introduced
with the present bill and you will find his
atatement on a par with his paramount
Centrsl City Nonpareil: The Oregon plan
by which we will elect our United States
senators hereafter, was conceived In the
hope thst It would Insure W. J. Bryan's
title to a seat In the upper house of con
gress. It Is rumored now, however, that
many of the democratic members of the
legislature are' chagrined and disgusted
with the mess Bryan has made of his at
tempt to apply his theories to legislation,
and no doubt these aame members are sorry
for the support they gave a measure that
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had no other purpose than to advance a
personal ambition. The Oregon plan will
bring the peerless side-stepper no closer to
a place In the senate than would the plan
it displaces. Nebraska will elect a man
and not a plan two years hence.
Friend Telegraph: There are thousands
of conscientious democrat In this state
who are bitterly disappointed with the
actions of Mr. Bryan and with the work
ings of his legislature. We say his legis
lature because we believe that Mr. Bryan
had It In his power to have given the
people of this state some good legislation,
something which would have relieved the
people of some of the abuses for which
they have sought redress at the. hands
of the democratic party. Many a cold
day will pass In Nebraska before the peo
plebe they democratic or republican will
again be caught In the trap they a.r now
caught in, and who understand fully that
pledges made simply to got In on will
not count with the people.
Postmaster General Hitchcock has got
the silk hat habit since going into the cab
inet. Dr. Wiley warns against the "soft'"
drinks and warnings against hard drinks
are common. Where are the thirsty to get
Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus. president of
Armour Institute, has returned to his work
In Chicago, It being found that he was not
suffering from the severe fall which he
experienced while alighting from a train
in the west a fewi-daya. ag,
Wilbur and Orvllle Wright, the . Amer
ican aeroplanlsts, in recognition of their
practical solution of the problem of aerial
flight, have been honored by the Technical
High school of Munich with the honorary
degree of doctor of technical sciences.
Major General Henry O. Corbln, retired,
U. 8. A., Is credited with desiring a dip-
lomalic post under President Taft, prefer
ably the aiirbaKsadorshlp at Rome. (!pii
eral Corbln was active during the Taft
campaign and his wife and her fricmH
contributed $10,0d0 to he republican na
tional campaign fund.
Major Charles Loeffler, the White House
doorkeeper, who filled that office for forty
years and who has retired to make room
for Charles E. Stone, who was chief uuher
at the While House In the Roosevelt ad
ministration.. Is a reticent man, who has
always taken the position seriously and has
seldom spoken of the Incidents which came
under hia observation.
The OH trimt had been given a certificate
"Of course, we accept It," said the rep
resentatives of the concern, "but you nuiBt
not expect ns to believe It." Philadelphia
Walter You have wine served here. This
place Is strictly temperance. No wet goods
Guest That's all right. What I want la
something extra dry. Baltimore American.
"Oil you know anything about golf?"
"What's the proper club to land a
fourth class postmaaterahlp with?" Puck.
Teacher Spring flowera bring forth what,
Tommie Umbrellas, ma'am. YonkerS
Smith Do you hrlieve In woman uf
f ra g ?
Brown Sure! Let the women suffer tha
same aa the men Judge.
Jinks Harklns doesn't strike me as lit
erary, yet he declares that he never feels
so comfortable us when he is snugly set
tled In his library.
Blnks Oh. that's not surprising. His
bookcase is a folding bed. Harper's
"They tell me theSijay hasn't one re
"I wouldn't go so far aa to sav thst.
The star was taken in suddenly last night
and the Listing. -merit redeemed all the tick
ets that had been sold." Cleveland Plain
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