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THE REE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER, 11. 1909.
The Omaha Daily Bel
FOUNDKD BT EDWARD ROPE WATER
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
Stat of Nebraska, Douglas County. :
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Be Publishing Company, being duly
worn, aay that the actual number of
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Morning, Evening and Sunday Be printed
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Sabaerlbers leaving; tke clfv tem
porarily should katt The Be
nail) to them. Address relit bo
changed aa often aa raqaested.
Discoverers are Informed that the
Riff coast la still causing Spain some
Secretary Ballinger must see that
In the Alaska coal case Polar ethics
are not violated.
Hag anybody thought of employing
the Psychlt Research society in the
North Pole mystery?
vThere la practicability in the crow
less rooster, but an eggless hen would
not be worth the trouble.
Next registering day la October 5.
If you have not registered put a red
croagmark on the calendar.
Car shortage filled the air two
months ago. The balance of demand
and supply la nearer the normal.
A suicide Is reported near Lincoln
by hanging with a bed sheet. That
nine-foot bed sheet law la no Joke.
With a wind-up of good weather
Nebraska's State fair ought to show
characteristic recuperative powers.
Speaking of Joint debates, how
about matching Cook against Peary
on the subject, "Who saw it first?"
Sir Conan Doyle la reforming the
Congo. Was he or Roosevelt first to
discover the need of an uplift?
Get out the best ears of corn In the
Missouri valley. We must show them
soon, and nothing but the best will do.
Omaha does not withhold apprecia
tion for Kansas City's union station
and Its boat line for the Missouri river.
Seattle la laboring with a rat cru
sade. It la not much of a civilization
that Is whipped by rats. Yet It aeems
to be so.
In these big days it is necessary to
say once In a while that Orvllle Wright
Is somewhere around Berlin making
an occasional flight.
If Roosevelt Is truly out for the job
ot finishing the Panama canal, he la
the man. There la nothing left to In
terest him In the mystic north.
It is thought that Walter Wellman
will be first In the lecture field and
best Informed on the facta. All of
Carnegie's libraries are at Ma dis
posal. At the reduced price of radium It
ought to be ot some use In airship
construction or Polar exploration.
Otherwise we can store It till the price
Land for the landless Is no longer
Inspiring as a cry. A Nebraska farm
improved is a better Investment than
a houseless, fenceless and plowless
quarter of wild land.
Chicago Is renewing stories of the
Illinois and Michigan canal. It sounds
like reading about the Santa Fe trail
and the bullwhackers. It was so long
ago and did so little.
Just because a cheap remedy for
hook worm has been found It mutt
not be supposed that laziness has dis
appeared. The rest cure lg still 'pop
ular In certain circles.
Who would have thought that ao
many men knew all about the Ice
packs and the Greenland route? It Is
strange that the North Pole was not
discovered forty years ago.
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Republicanism and the West.
Without presuming to enter the
controversy started by Governor John
on and prolonged by Senator Gore on
the thesis that the republican part
hag misused political power to the det
riment of the western peorle. It is
worth while to repeat gome recent
statements of fact.
Out of the last forty-eight jears the
republican party has been In power
forty years. It haa nominated ten
presidential candidates Fremont,
Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfleld. Har
rison, McKlnley and Taft and eight
out of the ten were western men. The
other two, Blaine and Roosevelt, were
not western men, but were strong fa
vorites In the west and were chosen
with the aid of warm western support.
Since 1861 there have been seven re
publican speakers of the house. Grow,
Blaine and Reed were from the east
and Schuyler Colfax, Kelfer, Hender
son and Cannon from the west.
In the monetary contest, which Is
cited by the democratic leaders who
have been in control for a dozen years,
as dividing the west and east, the west
ern states which have acted regularly
with the republican party and without
subterfuge or constraint, were Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Iow.a, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ore
gon and California. Are these states
going about now with unhealed sores
or old scores to settle? In the present
cabinet there are Hitchcock, Mac
Veagh, Balllnger, Npgel and Wilson,
an overwhelming number of those
who deal with subjects In which these
sections might have special interest.
Laying aside the present tariff, in
which democrats played a part as con
spicuous as any republican along the
line where Gore and Johnson And
trouble,- history credits the republican
party with special friendliness to the
west, not to mention what the party
did in the creation of Nebraska, Kan
sas and the later admissions. In fact,
It Is obvious there would be no west
none of that west of which Governor
Johnson is thinking, but for the re
Just because Douglas county pulled
out first prize at the State fair, above
all counties In Its class, the Lincoln
Star emits this lugubrious lament of
which The Bee feels ita readers should
The climax of humiliation has been
reached for Lancaster county in th
awards at th Stat fair for county 'collec
tive exhibits, In that Douglas county has
been awarded the championship belt In ag
riculture for the district We have stood
up long under the knowledge that Douglas
county, though smaller than Lancaster,
has had more population and more wealth,
it has also had more fun and mors cussed
nss than this urban and orderly county
has ever aspired to. It has a great deal
more water and less use for it than we,
who must content ourself with the placidi
ties of Salt creek, as compared to tha tu
multuous activities of th Rig Muddy.
W have contented ourselves over the
humiliation that It has a lot of railroad
headquarters, some skyscraper Jobbing
houses and factories, some magnificent re
tail mporlums, some marvelous civic ac
tivities, soma ruthless politicians, some
breweries and a Mayor Jim. It was pos
sible for us to contemplate all these and
still be happy. Dut to have It flung In our
teeth that it has also the best farmers end
the best farm troducts Is tha aome of de
gradation, which must leav us sore
hearted for many a long day. Here,
where are assembled the agriculture scien
tists turned out by a university, the great
state farm, where Is assembled each year
at the State fair the samples of th bent
In everything, where every citizen might
be presumed to be an expert In th judg
ing ot the merits of corn and oats and
wheat and pumpkins, and competent to
conduct night school for the enlightenment
of the urban-tainted farmers of Douglas.
It Is too bad! It is exasperating.
In conclusion the Star seems to
think that the heaviest blow Is yet to
come from Omaha continuously boast
ing the superiority of Its farmers over
those of Lincoln. We trust the good
people of Lincoln, and Lancaster
county, will feel reconciled to their sad
fate. They still have the penitentiary,
the insane asylum and the Home for
the Friendless, to say nothing of Fair
view and a twenty-four-hour tight lid,
all of which 6maha can only contem
plate and envy. There is glory enough
Currency Ups and Downs.
This Is the time for reminders of
the everlasting financial topic of na
tional bank currency. . We are told
that the Issue of bank notes, In tha
face of 2 V4 per cent money and con
tinuing gold exports, keeps on. To
meet the needs of the panic the bank
note circulation increased $88,000,
000. Under a fully elastic system
there would have been immediate con
traction after the crisis, but this con
traction was so slow that only about
$20,000,000 had been retired In July,
1908. The condition remained sta
tionary until this year, when an ex
pansion set in and the bank clrcula
tlpn reached $143,000,000 more than
the high point reached before the
panic and $55,000,000 mora than the
maximum of the panic period.
It Is hard to find anything In ,the
financial conditions to call for this In
crease of circulation. The banks held
Idle bonda which they could use to
secure note issues. When the federal
treasury adopted a policy of with
drawing deposits, the banks trans
ferred the amounts from deposit ac
count to circulation account. Natu
rally, Secretary MacVeagh announces
that he will not sell any new 3 per
cent bonda If he can avoid It. He does
not wish to ruin the market status of
2 per cent bonds or to hasten a dan
gerous Inflation of bank paper and risk
an uncertainty of the gold reserve.
It aeems almost Incredible that,
after all our effort to put our currency
on a sound and stable baaia, we should
be facing thia uncomfortable situation.
While there Is ao cause for apprehen-
slon that the government bonda,
whether 2 per cents or 3 per eentg,
will not furnish complete security or
that the bank note currency will ever
fall below par, it may easily come, to
pass that extraordinary measures will
be taken under pressure to sustain
absolute interconvertlblllty of all our
forms of currency.
Causet of Typhoid.
Autumnal typhoid still has a way
of appearing at customary seasons In
well nigh every region of the country.
The health authorities In New Yprk
And It this year rather worse than
usual. As usual, it appears In the
dwellings of the well-to-do as freely aa
In the shacks of the poor. Sanitation
does not prevent It, fiat la, not what
we generally call sanitation. It Is an
Intestinal disease, conveyed by drink or
food. The old theories of bad air,
ewer gas and damp houses have not
now much standing
It Is feared that some of the later
theories do not explain all the points
about autumn typhoid. The housefly
does not. The condition of the water
supply, as being different In summer
and winter, does not. A plausible ex
planation is that the profuse perspira
tion with which In summer the body
eliminates a large amount of disease
breeding matter Is reduced to a mini
mum almost Instantly when the cool
days begin. The kidneys and bowels,
unaccustomed to the task, are bur
dened with dangerous material and un
able to perform the task of elimina
tion. It is at least common knowledge
that typhoid is most prevalent when
the cool weather sets In.
If that Is not the cause, the wise
treatment, preventive and curative, la
exactly gulted to deal with It. Typhoid
ha not yielded as It should have done
to the efforts of medical men. It has
not been conquered, though unques
tionably reduced in severity and dan
ger. The one rule of popular science
Is that in August and September elim-
lnatlve processes be kept In a state of
even more than normal activity.
What is Omaha going to do about
providing supplementary police pro
tection while the town la filled with
guests for the Eagles' convention, the
president's visit, the Ak-Sar-Ben festi
val and the Corn show? Owing to
the bungling legislation of our late
democratic legislature limiting the po
lice fund while increasing the drafts
upon It, Omaha's police force is right
now smaller than it has been for sev
eral years, with more people to watch
and more work to do. What Is equally
discomforting, there Is' no prospect of
increased numbers In the police de
partment for next year, because the
additional police fund money will be
practically all taken ud by the increase
In police salaries. ur people ought
to understand these things, so that
should the police force prove inade
quate the blame may be put where It
belongs. - '
Mr. Bryan wants the democrats at
the Saratoga conference to hammer
for the income tax, tariff reduction
and free raw materials as "the prin
ciples and policies acceptable to the
rank and file of the party throughout
the land." What about the initiative
and referendum incorporated Into
their state platform by the democrats
of Nebraska, Mr. Bryan's home state?
Is the Initiative and referendum a
democratic principle In Nebraska only.
The democratic state chairman is
proclaiming his confidence that a great
democratic victory awaits In Nebraska
at the coming election. Where?
How? We thought this was to be a
strictly nonpartisan campaign so far
as the democrats are concerned.
The bankers have, one and all,
voted their Omaha meeting an unqual
ified success. This satisfied feeling
ought to bring the State Bankers' as
sociation back again In a year or two
when they want to repeat the per
formance. The proposal to have a permanent
western capital for the president is an
Imprudent suggestion. The fight be
tween Minneapolis and St. Paul is
launched again. The great Polar feud
would not be a whisper beside it.
Attorney General Thompson gays
the law against prize fighting in Ne
braska is plain enough. There la no
question about the .law. The real
question la where "a boxing contest"
ends and "a prize fight" begins.
Crop Impairment in August was
worse than it should have been. Yet
there Is enough grain left to strala
the car service of th railroads and
the quality Is of the best. The corn
country Is not yet whining.
Is Governor Haskell a devotee of
Muskogee's new charter and govern
ment by commission? Centralised
government was not considered the
long suit of this able Jeffersonlan plat
Never in their history have "the
Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, the
Pennsylvania and the New York Cen
tral carried so much traffic. Honor
the example of E. H. Harriman.
At any rate. Mr. Harriman nut
Omaha on bis map In such good, big
letters that no one who succeeds him
can fall to see it
Better Match Oat.
Th North pol. It seems, was located on
th shifting lee. Every explorer must
watch his own pole. No responsibility for
Favorite Mysteries Overshadowed.
St. Louis Republlo.
Whll controversy rage around th
Noith pol. b It remembered that th
mystery of th man who struck William
ratterann and the fat of th cherry In
the bottom of Mr. Falrbank's glass re
Th Kssierted Happened.
Blou City Journal.
lresldent Taft has refused th oppor
tunity, so generously offered by Mr. Bryan,
to fall behind the Nebraskan's leadership
In a campaign for th popular election of
United States senators. Mr. Bryan say
he feared this would be th case, and the
rest of us may as well admit w .
What rxblle Oplnlom Mill Do.
St. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
The high-handed treatment of striker
at MrKec's Rocks appears to have re
sulted, after all. In a complete victory for
the strikers over th corporation. Th
corporation seemed to hav th right of It
In th beginning, but It outraged public
opinion, and public opinion can settle a
strike as easily as It can settle anything
else It sets upon.
W Seed It In Oar Boslneaa.
William II. Seward annexed Alaska to th
United States In 187, and now Dr. Cook
has annexed th North pol. if discovery
Carrie with it the right of possession. It
Is easy enough to aay we do not want to
own the pole, but a good many people said
the same thing about Alaska at first.
There may be great advantages som day
In having a title to the 3)0.000 square miles
of "territory cut out from the terrestrial
unknown," as the explorer strikingly says.
For one thing, there Is probably a lot of
coal up there and coal land Is good prop
erty wherever you find It on thesurfac of
Cheer for Path Breaker.
In the midst of the general acclaim of
Cook and Peary and tha glorification of
the American spirit which Is so manifest
In their splendid success, let us aot forget
the Eskimos and the dogs. There cannot
be too muoh praise for th leaders for
their bold, brilliant efforts In th nam of
their country. But It Is taking nothing
from their victories over the element to
recognise the heroism and fortitude of th
Eskimos who assisted and the faithful
service of the dogs, which hav again
proved th best and truest animal friend
of man. Here' to th men of th north
and th dogs of the north that helped to
lash tha Stars and Stripes to the pol.
Food Adulteration Go Oh.
Hundreds of people are to be prose
cuted In Pennsylvania aa a result of In
vestigations made by th dairy and food
commission. Among th adulterations
found were flour bleaohed with nitrites of
nitrous acid; french peas highly colored
by salts of copper; mushrooms bleached
by sulphurous acid; pickles treated with
alum; honey that is not honey at all, but
a pur counterfeit; sardines' that are
common minnow floating In pur olive
oil, which Is nothing els but cottonseed
oil; catsup filled with benioat of, soda;
maraschino cherries colored by coal tar
dyes; sausages stuffed with bleached
flour and cheap starch. The commissioner
should not cease his prosecutions until
these practices have bean stopped.
Senator Brown' Remarks "Entitled
to Serious Consideration."
Soberly and distinctly the world Is in
formed by United States Senator Norris
Brown of Nebraska that "It la tha plan
of tha War department to develop a great
aerial navy of all sort of air oraft." Un
like som pseudo-prophetic utterance from
Nebraska, this statement la entitled to be
taken seriously. Mr. Brown must be deep,
or high, In th confidence of the adminis
tration. The Eagle has a native ornitholo
gical' interest In these navlea of th air.
Within limits th scheme I to be approved.
But there Is Just one thing w wlkh to
say firmly, and without fear of giving
Go ahead with your flying squadron of
mammoth balloons. Build as quick as you
can an enormous fleet of mosquito aero
planes. Make Wilbur Wright an admiral
or a cloud marshal, or whatever you choose
to nam the head of a branch of War
department" work. But never fall to re
member that there must be no firmament
circling after the airy perils dot the skies.
A truce to Rooseveltlsm Protection Is our
national policy) Stick to It religiously I
What a shame It would be, after the
great American people had gladly met th
expense of this stupendous Innovation if.
Just as we needed the airy navy to defend
our atmospherelc Integrity, wa should find
that It waa busy exploring th seventh ring
oi Etaiurn or lost n the recesses of the
Milky Wayl The strongest temptation of
the War department to get military point
ers, at headquarters In Mara must ba re
sisted. No plea of a Blrus purpose will b
held to condone star-chasing. Orion and
the Pleiades must be left alone. '
In other words, th precendent of the
universal Junket must be throttled .r,
Irishman would say, before It Is born. If
w pay ror an airy navy we must hav It
at hand for our defense, our consolation
and our entertainment. No Rooseveltlsm,
Moat l'rrnt Heed In All Branches of
th Public Service.
Administrative reform Is th great burn
ing issu of today. President Taft realise
it, Oovernor Hughe has demonstrated It,
and th best men In publlo life realise Its
pressing Importance. Only th political
valetudinarians, too decrepit to keep up
with th procession, fall to realise th sit
uation. In his vigorous speech at Chicago
th secretary of the treasury, the Hon.
Franklin MacVagh, urged th leaders to
aim at the party'a liberalisation and prog
ress and to seek "to answer more perfectly
th deliberate and wise demands of the
nation." Thl is in lino with - th utter
ances of Governor Hughe on direct nomi
nations. Throughout th country th
movement In favor of direct nominations
haa received such an Impetus that it can
not be stayed. It received a check In the
legislature of New Tork at th reoent
esslon, but that I not th end of It.
The battle for this great reform ha only
begun and Is to be carried on by well
organised forces and able and eloquent
speakers. Those who stand In Ita way may
as well understand th situation. If they
ar wis they will yield to the pressure
of publlo opinion, for without Its support
th republican party In th state will be
In Jeopardy. Th earnestness with which
President Taft and Oovernor Hughes hav
both sought to- Impress upon th people
that their first and highest consideration
is th publlo welfare cannot escape atten
tion. Tha appointment they hav made,
electing the best men without regard to
political backing; th sweeping changes by
the most Important federal official in th
tata. Collector Loeb, at the port of New
York ar all Indicative of th strength ot
th movement for administrative reform.
Th tendency all along the line Is to
abandon mere partisan considerations and
to move forward on the line of Increasing
th efficiency of th public service, putting
It on a higher plan and making public
otflc Indeed and in truth a publlo trust.
In Other Lands
Id Light on Witt U ran
ptrtBg Asaonff h STear aa
Fat STstloa of th Bart a.
The extraordinary "war budget" of th
liberal ministry atlll holds th right-of-way
In th BrltUh House of, Commons, with
Lloyd-George, the author. J.n charge 1
has been under consideration for three
month and la llkly to consume Septem
ber In going through th committee stace.
Owing to th radical provisions or th bill.
In many respect revolutionising th fiscal
ystm and Increasing taxation tn all di
rections, opposition ha been formtdablo
and flaroo, and many concessions and com
promises bar been mad to prevent se
rious disruption ef th liberal force. Ths
concession hav not materially altered th
plan of th budget. They hav strength
ened th tnenstir In party line, whll th
debat hav vaaHy increased Ita popular
ity with th electorate. No doubt of Ita
passage by th Cemmona Is ontrt1ned.
Th present delay In reaching a rote'ls
due to parllameptary forma. What the
House of Irfrds will do to the budget con
tinue a atibleot for speculative discussion.
Th peers, who have attacked the measure
on th hustings and declared for rejection,
hav not seoured a formidable following.
Conservatives sj- not united and lack th
aggressive spirit hown in rejecting other
liberal party measures. Precedent tnds
out against the peer amending or reject
ing a ministerial, budget. Pear ef th
charg of national gred produce hesita
tion and prevent union. Th budget
strikes Its heaviest blow at the landed
gentry, twenty-seven of whom control
t.OnO.OOO acres of land, valued for tax pur
poses at ltO.000.000. notoriously an insignifi
cant valuation. But it la a specimen of
the way In whtoh land owners escape their
rtghtfHl burden. The btidget provides for
a revaluation of all land at public expense,
and th valuations of a generation ago will
be brought up to date and taxd accord
ingly. Land owners and thlr allied In
terests fuma and froth and threaten dire
things. MeAnwhlle th taxing policies em
bodied In the budget are growing In popu
lar favor. Infusing the liberals with con
fidence of winning In a general election,
should th peer fore an appeal to tha
Commander Vladimir Semenoff of th
Rufstan navy, who fought at Port Arthur
and later accompanied th Ill-fated fleet
of Admiral Rojestvensky to It doom, has
Issued In book form a review of the causes
of th successive Russian disaster. It
affirms and supplement what other com
manders, particularly General Knropatkln.
revealed of th Incompetence and unpre
paredness of Russia, oondltlona which In
vited national disaster and humiliation.
Commander Semenoff pictures vividly the
ominous feeling of many high Russian of
ficers that dlssster hung over Russia and
that Its authorities had blinded themselves
to th Inevitable; th depressing Influence
of Viceroy Alexleff on th Russian forces
at Port Arthur and wherever hi sphere of
control extended; th utter Ignorance of
the Japanese plan on th part of the Rus
sian Information bureau; th crushing ef
fect of th sinking of Admiral Makaroff
with his ship; th distrust batwecen the
army and th navy, and th utter de
moralisation of the Russian forces, with
only th outward forma of discipline pre
On cannot scan th work of this brave
Russian paval officer without feeling that
thei Russian force felt they had more to
fear from their leaders than from th
Japanese and that In thla war they were
foreordained to th doom of aura defeat.
"God wa against us," say Semenoff. It
I a terrible portrayal of brave men drawn
helplessly Into th vortex of a hopeless
war by th criminal Incompetency of those
In the August number of tha Contem
porary Review a correspondent tells of a
curious law recently passed by Turkey lit
order to attract foreign capital. Realising
that special Inducements are necessary to
lead foreign Investors to pour out their
dollars, pounds or mark beneath th Star
and Crescent, tha Young Turkish Parlia
ment has prohibited a criminal any strike
of a labor union In enterprises carried on
by th Stat or by foreigners exploiting a
state concession or anjoylng a state guar
antee. Thla I likely to b received with
much . dissatisfaction tn Salonlki ' (The
alonlca), whr th worktngmen, In the
praotlo of St Paul's adjuration to the
anolent Inhabitant of the city to "prov
all things," hav already established flour
ishing unions, with a record of geveral suc
cessful strike. Th typically Turkish
character of th expedient need no com
ment. Dr. K. J. Pillon, th distinguished corre
spondent of th London Telegraph at St
Petersburg, In a recent review of militar
ism In th old world, find every national
treasury except Germany's strained to th
utmost to provide the mean for military
and naval dafens on a seal undreamed of
by former generations. Japan anef Den
mark, Sweden and her anolent foe, Rus
sia; Austria-Hungary and England th
tal I th same. In a time of peace na
tion ar brought near th shelving edge
of bankruptcy In preparing for th war
that dee not com. Dr. Dillon make no
bone of prophesying that th dissatisfac
tion of th masse. In view of the great
burden of "taxation, will produee revolu
tionary changes In th direction of social
ism if tha present policy be persisted In.
A clever student of taxing method In
Franc stumbled on th Idea that it would
be a grand, good thing for th win maker
ot th nation If their product bore the
eal of th government a a guarantee of
genuineness. Vast quantities of spurious
win bearing French label ar hawked,
sold and drank th world over. With an
official seal on the real article, th wine
Industry would prosper again. "Happy
thought," exclaimed th win makers in
unison. Thereupon th government began
Issuing th necessary stamp at I cents
each, on for each pint bottle. Thl
hitherto unworked source of revenue will
bring In from tlO.06Q.000 to $11,000 000 a year.
Th author and promoter of th happy
thought Is booked for a promotion com
mensurate with hi ability as a money
There I much anxiety in the aouthern
part of Italy, and especially tn Sicily, over
a widely circulated report that the Amer
ican government Intend to expel a lark
number of Italian Immigrants from th
United State. It I feared that such a
step would be ruinous financially to the
dlstrlcta In southern Italy, whence most of
th Immigrants come.. "The opinio i
prevalent among uneducated peopl there,
write a Chicago News correspondent, ' that
th American government alms In this way
to avenge th death of Petroslno, the New
York detective, which I ' attributed to
Sicilians associated with the Camorra.
Meanwhile It la announced In the press
that the Italian police are following a clew
which Is expected to lead shortly to thel
arrist of Petrosino's murdtrers." I
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Th Idea prevails In progressive quarters
that Joseph Cannon and Kelson Aldrlch
would mak an Ideal pair of ruler for the
coming territory of th North Pol.
Although overshadowed for th moment
by other new thrill, a mental not should
b mad of th resignation of an office
holder In Oklahoma. All th wondera are
not loe clad.
A writer In Human Ltf apeak ot Sen
ator William Lorimer of Illinois a "th
grandest political Illusion In th middle
west." Evidently the writer thinks th
sunset of th middle west la at the Mis
Tom Johnson and Herman C. Baehr wen
out In th primaries a th demooratlo and
republican candidates for mayor of Cleve
land. Both asplranU advocate S-cnt fares
on street railways, but fiaehr la for "peace
with honor," Johnson for war to tha last
People who orltlcls tha snail pace of
government commissions should look across
th pond and gathsr comfort. Eleven years
ago a royal commission on sewsge disposal
was appointed In Great Britain. Ik has
succeeded In disposing of t287,tOO In sal
aries and etceteras, and la still disposing Ot
the coin of th realm at th old stand.
On of the latest political rumors In
New York City Is to the ffct that the
leaders of the republloan organisation and
tha committee of on hundred have prac
lcally decided to ask Otto T. Bannard to
run for mayor. Mr. Bannard la president
of the New York Trust company and has
been treasurer of the republican county
committee and a leader in organisation
affair for many yeara.
MR. BRYAN'S LlTTIib SCHEME.
A Bit of Polltloal Strategy tkmi
Th more the correspondence between
William J. Bryan and President Taft Is
examined, the more does It appear that th
democratic leader tried to ruah Mr. Taft
Into a position upon th direct election of
senator that would Inur to th benefit
of the democracy. Front thl It becomes
more clear that the president waa wis lo
refusing to b rushed.
The direct election of senators demands
th passag of an amendment to th con
stitution. An amendment to th constitu
tion requires th Initiative of two-third
of th states, or of th oongress of the
United State. Because congress took th
Initiative by proposing the incom tag
amendment, Mr. Bryan appeared to assume
that It would. If Taft asked It, take the
same kind Initiative upon the direct elec
tion of senators. This did not follow. The
incom tax w hav had enacted once, and
th congress of th TJnIUd State was
urged by both parties to make It law
again. It did not do ao, beoaus In th
meantime the supreme court had declared
that It was unconstitutional. Therefor. If
we ever have It ' again, w must have a
new phras In th constitution.
Congress put It up to th state whether
they would have the constitution Changed.
But in th matter of direct aelectloa of
senator it was manifestly impossible to
spring it upon opngress, beoaus th sen
ate has never shown a disposition to tales
the initiative for a change in th method
of th election of It own members. .Th
president could hardly with propriety foroe
thl upon th senate.
The direct election of aenatora Is being
experimented with In several of the states.
Th result ar th same, even if the
method la exUa-constltutional. Th peopl
ar examining thoa results and they ar
doubtless content to give them careful
sorutiny before going Into the business
wholesale. It la not a if a "great reform"
was being battered from our doors by bad
men. We are latlng aenatora by direct
vot every year. If they are ao much bet
ter senators, elected by so much better a
method, two-thirds ot th states will dis
cover It and thr-f ourths of th state will
Teseher Johnnie, how many pole are
Jonhnle Two. Th Bouth pole and the
new American flag pol. Cleveland Plain
"Klmley, you drink entirely too much"
'"Why, doctor, I haven't-taken one sin
"Too much coffee, I was going to lay.
But what was it you were going to say?"
Knlcker What I th worst thing that
Bocker If women dressed to pleas men
and cooked to please themselves. Nw
Hub Well, and how's the new glrlT
Wife She Is dreadfully slow.
Hub Good! It will take her longer to
leave. St. Louis Times.
-"Did you return to Its owner the 1 10 bill
you found last night?"
"t couldn't It waa ao late."
"Well, did you do It the first thing this
"Gee. no! It wa all spent by that time."
"Do you think a four-leaf clover 1 a
sign of luck?"
"Yep," answered Farmer Corntossel.
"There ain't no doubt In my mind but what
anybody with time to fool away lookln'
fur four-leaf clovers is purty lucky."
"I often spend the entire night In my
"i dMn't know
you were such a great
I m not. But one of my bookcases Is a
folding bed." Cleveland Leader.
"Are y hurted?" asked the policeman,
bending over him,
"I think my collarbone Is broken." feebly
answered the prostrste automoblllst, whose
mschlne had collided with a telegraph pole.
"Be Jarge, vers In gr-reat luck!"
growled th officer. " 'Twas breakneck
speed y was goln" at." Chicago Trlbun.
"What makes you so sure that man Is
naturally cautions anil dlnlomatle?"
"The fact that whenever I offer him a
cigar he put it lu hi pocket and ays
he will smoke It after dinner." Washlns
"Why do you insist on regarding your
self as only half educated?"
"Because, answered the. mod at man.
"I have read only two-and-a-half feet of
my five-foot book helf." -Chicago Record
Herald. "My lasy son has at last decided on a
profession that he thinks he'll like."
"Oood. What ha he chosen?''
II wants to be a lineman for a wireless
telegraph company. Boston Transcript.
"So you think you'll go to th mountain
"Ye; too much brsese at the seashnie.
Always blowing the cards off the bridge
tables." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Reporter Professor, what language do
you suppose the people nearest the North
pole speak T
The Professor What a question! Polish,
of course. Chicago Tribune.
Tea, my son Was troubled with rheuma
tism and the doctor recommended foot
' ild he playT"
"Old It break up th rheumatism T"
"No, It broke up two ribs, but never
reached the rheumatism." Cleveland Plain
AT HER WEDDING.
t danced at her wadding last night.
And none oould hav guessed my
A I saw her a bride, her on whom
I had lavished a lifetime's devotion.
I danced at her wedding. Why not,
Having lived through the scone at the
When the knot was tied fast for all time.
Do you think that my courage would
I danced with as lightsome a step,
With a face as unmoved a the next one;
He must be a fatuous fool
Who In crisis like thl could expect one,
Though a tumult wa raging within,
To betray to onlookera hla passion.
I don't wear my heart on my sleeve;
That sort of thing Isn't my fashion.
I danced; o did ah. Though I'll swear
For a fact that I hardly know whether
I stood on my heels or my head
When w wnt wildly whirling together.
When her breath waa aa sweet on my
cheek , .
As th blossom of orange ah carried.
We danced till folks said Ttwa bad taste,
Sine I was th fallow h married.
SELLS SONG HITS
"HOT (iFF THE REEt"
A. Hospe Co. Introduce lorries Jast
When They r Sung t
Why wait until the song booms old?
Why not hav It Just when th leading
vmudorilllans and light opra peopl are
singing it In your midst.
Th A, Hop Co.. of mi Douglaa St.,
take this view of It and from now on
wUl hav "th song of th moment" the
instant It come off th press In many
oases before the theatrical iyrlsts sing
JttsVnow, for Instance, on may pur
chase all of this week's Orpheum hits:
"Roll On Thou Deep and Dark Blue
Ocean," a beautiful bass solo, sung In
"Th Dsaf and Dumb Manager," "Lone
some," and "Tlttl Tattle," a aung by
Adelaide and Girls, and "Come Take a
Dip In th Oosan," and "Do You Think
Tou Could." and "Twaa th Only Thing
to Do,Vh song hits of Abbot & Worth
ley. Then, too, "The Hammock Love Song."
as sung in 'The Beauty Spot" at the
Burwood, Is here.
. All of these songs Will be placed on sale
br tomorrow at th usual Saturday
prlc. lto par copy whll operatic num
bers will b offered at "half Hat price."
B timely. Remember the theatrical
season is tn full bloom and you wilt want
th. various popular song hits Just when
they are sung and Ilosp' is the only
Omaha concern abl to. give them to you
that quick. A. HOSPE CO.,
I 1(11 Douglaa St.
Saturday is the las
day of our shirt sale.
Wc are cleaning up
all our broken lines
left from $1.50, $2.00,
$2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
Wc have all sizes
from 14 to 18
Fstoeath end" Dougl- S'-