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Monday, January 24, into.
The umaiia Daily Bee.
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VICTOR ROBEWATER. EDITOR.
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STATEMENT rl nRCTTTTjATTO?.
State of Nebraska. Douglas County, ax.:
Oeorce H. Txachuek. iraurr of The
Bra PuMlshlng Company. being duly
aworn. says that the Urtiiiil number of full
and complete conies of The Dally, Morn
ing. Evening anitJKunday Bee printed dur
ing the month of December. ISO, was as
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3 41,580.. It 11,030
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t , 43,830 94 43,000
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Total k,,. 1,992,510
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GEORQifi B." TZ3CHUCK. Treasurer.
Subscribed In my presence ana tworn to
before ma Uila list Cay of December, 10.
. ,..v . . W. P. WAUfcH,
Sausoriber leaving- the city teat
orarilr should have Th Dee
walled to tbem, Aiarew will a
changed aa ofteu'a reqaeated.
It looks as if thV meat boycott
would be nuts for the hen fruit.
Another prosperity straw a Fre
mont man swindled, out of $3,000 of
real money. , ,
Edgar Howard la shouting for an
extra session of the, legislature.. That
ought to settle it.' : ' "
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Incidentally and ,? unintentionally
President Tart has given Senator Till
man anpther boost as a Chautauqua
The Chnaha Ministerial uniorls fig
uring on a "go-to-chnrch ctlnpalgn.
uei up an attractive program and ad
vertlse Jt In The Bee.. '..'
Governor Slallenserger should soon
relieve -the tension by letting us all
know whether, he Is going to call the
legislature In special session or not.
The sudden popularity of the gyro
scope will hardly displace the. pegtop
when the first warm, days come and
there is visible enough mud to scratch
a ring. .
The' Eiffel towery which again fig
urea in the news, used to be one of the
wonders of the world, but it ha been
outclassed more than once by the new
ky scrapers. At -
Dean JVlUlams of the University of
Missouri School of Journalism lauds
Moses as the.flrst great editor. - Well,
he never had to 'handle the congres
sional reports. '' v
It is to be hoped no serious results
will attend the wounding of Tom Tag-
gart.'1 While not a good marksman, he
Is always a lively addition to the po
litical hunting parties.'
Inventor Edison Is said to be solving
the problem of the high price of living
by a scheme to eliminate some of the
middle men. Good. But how is this
to help feed the mouths of those who
are thus displaced.
A Berlin actress of unfamiliar name
to Americans has beaten up her critics
with her .lists,, which goes to show
that ' press agent arts are universal.
Also, it may be she is training for a
United States tour.
That Pittsburg opinion that the real
cause Jof high prices is whisky makes
one wonder if in defining that com
modity Mr. Taft did not overlook the
opportunity to apply General Sher
man's! definition of war.
Just because the last and worst
wreck! has occurred on a Canadian rail
road la( stlU no r reason why efforts
should,be relaxed to make travel safer
on railroads In this country, whose
accident record beats the world.
Emperor WlUlura must be getting
some satisfaction out of merely watch
ing this British parliamentary elections
and learning thai his British cousins
can vfork themselves up Into a fury
over something that does not bear the
German'label. j ' - ' V
Is jhV Wof
3 fid Herald'a belated prs
nounevment against the proposed extra
session of the legislature inspired by a
tip from Washington, where its congressman-editor
lias been confabbing
with Governor" Shallenberger? If so,
there will" be no extra session, whether
a majority of (hs democratic members
of thar. Ifclltur9. .petlilon. to be put
back otf tks payroll or not.
Poital Stringa Coming. (
Advices from Washington, which
seem to emanate from authoritative
sources, are to the effect that a law
providing for tb establishment of
postal savings banks will be enacted by
the present congress, and probably be
among the first measures of the legis
lative program recommended by Presi
dent Taft to be put through.
There Is no question but that postal
savings banks are earnestly demanded
by the people, although, of course, cer
tain Interests are for one reason and
another opposed. The chief opposition
seems to come from two sections,
namely, the national and state banks
who look with disfavor upon savings
banks In general, and some of the big
savings banks who fear that postal
savings accounts . may reduce the
volume of their deposits. Some other
CppoBKIon is also encountered from
those who object to any extension of
government functions and regard the
addition of the savings bank to the
Postofflce department as an unwar
ranted interference of government In
All these arguments have been
thrashed out year after year, while
public sentiment favoring the postal
savings bank proposition has steadily
grown, until to meet It a promlpe of
this legislation was incorporated In the
platforms on which the presidential
candidates of both great political
parties were nominated the last time.
To be sure, the democratic platform
suggests postal savings banks only as
a last resort after deposit guaranty
snail have failed, but with such a plank
In their platform It will be awkward
for the democrats to oppose a postal
savings bank bill simply because it Is
part of the program of a republican
administration. During ttfe campaign
and since his incumbency of the presi
dential office, Mr. Taft has openly and
repeatedly endorsed a postal savings
bank project, and the bill, when finally
formulated, Is sure to have the power
ful influence of administration backing
which should Insure its emergence
from congress In a satisfactory form.
Postage on' Magazines.
While most of the magazines are
entering vigorous protWt against that
part of the president's message blam
ing a large part of the postal deficit to
the loss Incurred by carrying maga
zines through the malls at less than
cost, the New York Herald has been
sounding publishers of newspapers and
periodicals all over the country for
views' on this subject. The responses
naturally disclose a wide variety of
opinions, some endorsing the particular
passage In the president's message and
others contending that the deficit could
be easily wiped out by abolishing the
franking privilege or cutting down the
compensation of the railroads in their
mail carrying contracts. The response
maae"y( the- editor of The Bee as
printed In the Herald is as follows: '.'-.
The pendency everywhere 1 ln postofffce
development has been for rate to go dqirn
Instead of up, and tha only question I 'ee
Is whether the present' classification jf
mall matter is properly adjuated. I amyrt
prepared to say that magazines Bhould pay
the same rates as do-newspapers, or shdtyd
pay more than they now do, as do books.
I think tha subject should be referred to' a
commission, on which there should be a
representation of -practical newspaper and
periodical .publishers, In addition to repre
sentatives of tha Postofflce department and
Of the two houses of congress.
It I hardly necessary for 'us to re
inforce farther what is here said. The
management of the Postofflco depart
ment and the maintenance of the equi
librium between Its income and outgo
Is or should be solely a matter of busi
ness. II the fostortice department
were run by a private corporation 'on
customary business principles, the
rates and classifications would be
adjusted' to the service according to
definitely certified facts. The ques
tion of magazine postage is ' one of
classification and must eventually be
treated on this basis.
Again the Brutal Truth.
The flgUt today Is not a mere flght'ever
a czar In tha house or a boss In the senate.
or tftls policy and that. To fight to the
and for tha deroocratlo principle requires
men who ara real democrats democrats
through and through. The fight can never
oe won under the leadership of men; how
ever honect, who are tainted with the es
sential fallacies on which the republican
party is bullded. World-Herald.
Again the brutal truth. .
So-called insurgent republicans are
herewith given a second notice from
the local democratic organ, which pro
fesses to speak by the card for . the
Bryan and of the democratic party,
that no matter how far they may go In
antagonising President Taft, or oppos
ing his legislative program, they need
expect nothing from the democratic
side, because only "through and
through democrats" are entitled to
leadership In the assault on the repub
lican ramparts. According to the
World-Herald, insurgent republicans,
however honest and sincere, must al
ways occupy the rear seats, while
blown-in-the-bottle democrats enjoy the
privileges of the front row.
It is becoming plainer and plainer
that whatever differences may . exist
within the republican party they are
not to be settled merely by turning the
government over to democratic control.
The republican party is bullded upon
long-established ' and oft-vlndlcated
truths, while the democratic- party still
clings to certain discredited and oft-
disproved fallacies. It Is good political
tactics for the democrats to do all they
can to Split the different elements of
tha republicans away from on another
so that the mar have an easier fight
against a divided opposition. . But tha
popl9 who have steadfastly proclaimed
a preference for republican principles
as against democratic fallacies are, in
our. Judgment, not to be so easily
fooled. They-will sa through, the
trick by which the democrats hope to
use the insurgents to annul the com
mission which was voted to President
Taft and the republican party to
administer the government and
strengthen the republican policies
Inaugurated by McKlnley and Roosevelt.
Score One for the Lawyers.
Score one for the lawyers who have
made a committee report to the' New
York State Bar association going to
the very core of the evils at the bottom
of such cases as the Thaw case. It
goes without saying that the prevailing
notion everywhere is that were it not
for his plethora of money and the
strings pulled by his wealthy relatives,
Harry Thaw would have met the fate
of the ordinary murderer. Instead,
however, the employment of successful
lawyers commanding big fees and the
purchase of expert testimony have en
abled the culprit by establishing a plea
of Insanity, to escape the usual penalty
and cave himself sent to the insane
asylum Instead of to a cell In mur
derer's row. The next step was to
prove that his sanity had been regained
in order to secure release from the
Insane asylum, and in these efforts
again the power of money to hire cun
ning lawyers and buy experts to testify
precisely opposite to what their evi
dence had previously been has almost
succeeded in accomplishing the object.
The bar committee report, to which
we have referred to, reviews this situa
tion and falls attention to the fact that
as the law of New York now stands
freedom for Thaw waits only upon the
discovery of a judge who will grant the
desired writ of habeas corpus "Among
the numerous judges of the supreme
court of this state," continues the re
port, ""the chances are there is one
whose head Is not able to control his
heart, and the only problem inthia
murderer's quest for freedom Is to dis
cover who that particular judge is.
There may be a number of proceed
ings, but he will at lastbe found, and
then upon a petition to him, presented
by a counsel persona grata, and backed
up by the testimony of medical experts
whose favorable opinions can be bought
for cash, the path to freedom will be
cleared. It Is a mere question of time
and money when this particular mur
derer will be set free to direct his
homicidal Inclinations against some
other citizen. And everything ddne
according to the forms of law."
The committee recommends that the
habeas corpus law be amended so that
real criminals of this kind who escape
on the plea of insanity cannot so easily
secure liberation. We do not know
whether such a performance as has
been enacted in the Thaw case could
take place In Nebraska as our laws
now stand, but our. criminal statutes
should be carefully and critically
examined by those who are competent
to Judge, and' ff such" loopholes exist
they should be plugged up before some
one takes advantage of them.
.Fragmentary news reports of
speeches sometimes overlook the full
significance,, of Important utterances,
and! It is. not surprising to find, from a
fuller reading of an address by Presi
dent Schurman of Cornell, that his at
titude toward languages In universities
has not been fully understood. The
modern languages he holds to be In
ferior to Greek or Latin, when consid
ered simply as linguistic drill, but he
explains that "It seems to me that the
best hope of the modern languages ia
to be based on their efficiency as In
struments of liberal culture." He
adds that the boy who can read with
facility German or Italian has a litera
ture revealed to him quite as fine as
the Latin and not much inferior to the
Gre,ek. In this light President Schur
man does not appear at all the foe of
languages, and it is manifest that he
has faith in the value of linguistic ac
complishment for whoever, fully mas
ters a tongue and properly applies it
This talk about a net saving to the
taxpayers by the abolition of the office
of county comptroller .is a nice piece of
word-juggling. The original design of
the law-makers who created, this office
was to merge with it the -office of city
comptroller and have one Independent
auditing department. for both city and
county governments. Had this plan
been pursued Instead of being nullified
by the late democratic legislature our
taxpayers would have been thousands
of dollars to the good, the work would
have been more effectively performed
and no little duplication of machinery
between city and county avoided. The
saving by abolishing the offloe of
county comptroller would have been
more than offset by the saving through
merger of the office of city comptroller.
The merger scheme ought yet to be put
through as a practical business proposi
Ex Governor Larrabee of Iowa de
clares that It would not be .strange if
the democrats controlled the next
house of representatives. During the
last campaign William Jennings Bryan
Insisted that It would not be strange If
the democrats controlled the present
house of representatives.
Any man objecting to his wife's
gadding about may now expect to
have flaunted in his face the decree
of the feminine professor of house
hold administration at the University
of Chicago, towlt, that woman It not
to stay at home except at such times
at sha wishes. .
Th story about the Pacific Express
making way on the Union Pacific for
the American Express does not sound
very convincing so long as it is known
that two-fifths of the stock certificates
of the Pacific Express are reposing
comfortably In the treasury of the
Hefrring to w hat It calls "Aldrlch
Ism and Cannonlsra." Mr. Bryan's Com
moner declares, that "the foul blight
of these mighty evils has fallen upon
some who claim to be democrats, aa
well as on some- who claim to be re
publicans." , Who would have thought
Officers of the Postal Telegraph
company vehemently deny that It Is In
the big telegraph combine. Senders of
telegraph messages observe, however,
that the rate charged by the Postal is
still In each case identical with the
rate charged by the Western Union.
The Lincoln Star likens the insur
gent movement, which It and 1U
friends havo started at Lincoln, to ttfe
smallpox. Most people, however,
would prefer to avoid the smallpox, or
at any rate not to go more than halt
way to meet It.
The newly appointed chief forester Is
committed to carry out the Roosevelt
conservation policy along the same
lines as his Immediate predecessor. But
It, is no part of that policy to write
letters to be read on the floor of the
, "Merciless Massachusetts! Its new
law provides Jail sentences for reckless
and drunken chauffeurs, also for those
too youthful or incompetent. What
an Invasion of the rights commonly
tolerated In all growing communities!
Juatlce and Crooked Danker.
I 8t. Louls Globe-Democrat.
-Thirty bankers convicted of crime in
connection with their buatness are in the
Tjeavenworth prison. The men higher up
In the financial world who have offended
the laws have not escaped the penalty to
the extent they expected.
Can Roosevelt Refuse
Prof. Jack, Johnson advances a stirring
plea for Mr. Roosevelt as referee of Prof.
Johnson's forthcoming argument with Prof.
Jeffries. An acceptance would involve an
immense sharp revision upward of moving
picture concessions and things.
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A Polite Reminder.
Japan Is credited, with a determination
to Intimate to the United States that rail
way building In Manchuria Is none of "Un
cle Sam's" particular business. This, more
over, will tend, to confirm a suspicion more
or less rampant Jn the minds of not a few
Premature Plea of Innocence,
The sugar trust 'Issued a statement that
no executive Officer or director of the com
pany had any 'knowledge of the frauds
commltteed against the government. The
secretary of the company, who signed this
statement. Is no w '''under indictment In the
case. "Evidently,' the ' Ananias club retired
from active business too soon.
. i Long-Dlntaace Iloldnp.
- Dosto$iJ Transcript,; l
The attempt of te government of Greece
to collet a a,? Of $12 a year on every
Greek 'fVaificht of 'this country Is at once
so preposterous that tha protests coming
from thousands of them are not surpris
ing. Tnd'threat bar all those who refuse
from returning, to their, country Is little
short of barbarity. It Is an attempt that
cannot be enforced. If those who refuse to
pay are to be thus penalized, their remedy
Is to beeome American citizens, when pass
ports oould hardly be refused them with
out our government asking whyr
That Kxtr Sesalon.
This prophet anjoys honor in. his own
country. To. meet the wishes of Mr. Bryan,
the governor of Nebraska, who Is his
friend and follower, will call the legislature
together in extra session, to pass upon the
proposition of the Initiative and referen
dum. The proposition Is described by many
democrats and republicans as popullstlc,
but It Is no more no than other propositions
for which Mr. Bryan stands. Besides, as
there are seventeen kinds of democrats, and
an .Increasing variety of republicans, what
Is a little populism among tt)ose groping for
the light and right?
LITERARY PinE FOOD LABEL.
SnSTSTeatlon . for Library Managers
All. who use libraries are, familiar with
the Index expurgatorlus and the "three
starred book" kept In the Inferno of the
public library. It Is recognized that libra
ries must exercise some sore of a censor
ship over the books which are permitted to
go Into the - hands of readers. Literary
poison must be 'labelled.
Now 'comes the suggestion from the pic
turesque Charles K. Lummts of .the los
Angeles publlo . library that librarians
should go even further. He has been sound
ing sentiment all over the country and has
found that white they nearly all agree
with him, M M is doing what he proposes
that there sbwld ie.a literary pure food
law for readera f other than works of fic
tion. The reader should be protected against
what may properly be denominated "pto
maine history." Every librarian recognizes
some responsibility, and knows that many
historical works are full of errors. It is
also known that the average reader takea
for gospel what ha finds in a reference
book, and consults neither the librarian
nor other authorities. Every library should
possess Prescott's "Conquest of Mexico"
and "Conquest of Peru," even though they
should be read for their charm, rather than
for reliable Information about the civilisa
tions of "lost races." Anybody who has
read the works of Lewis H. Morgan or A.
P. Bandelier knows that Prescott's picture
Is as inlsieadlng as it Ur" fascinating. Jn
atances of a. similar character might 'ba
The position taken by Mr. Lmmmla Is
that libraries are not merely conservers and
distributers of books, but educators, and
that aduoation Is the dissemination of
truth. And It IS part of the duty of the
library to wean Its readers from the slavish
superstition of the Infallibility of type. The
safe way Is to warn the reader that the
printed book of Information Is not Infallible.
The librarian to whom tha reader cornea
will tell him where the other side of the
question may be found, where ha may de
rive later or more reliable Information,
what Is the view generally accepted by
critics, or what other books treat the sub
ject lna different light - The trouble la that
the average reader does not consult the
librarian. He takes the book and after
reading It returns It with the conviction
that It la the law and the gospel.
The remedy proposed is worthy of con
sideration. Let the book itself tell the
reader these things by a sorlae of labels.
, Borne XatereatlBg rhases
and Ooadlttoas Observed
at tha station's Capitol.
Sundry excuses are given to allay the
pain experienced In WaHhlngton over the
action of the house of ripreenlatlvc In
recommitting the favorable report on
changing the date of presidential Inaugura
tions. In many quarters the action Is re
garded as shelving the proposition for the
session. That's what hurts ceremonial
Washington. Another explanation carry
ing much hope for the town shows up the
house judiciary committee in an amusing
light. The committee consists of eighteen
members, most of whom ar heavyweight
constitutional lawyers. The draft of the
provision changing the date was agreed to
unanimously, yet when the house tackled
it several rude laymen, unversed in the
"science of law," presented a number of
situations which the draft did not cover.
Therefore It was deemed prudent to give
the ton and a half of constitutional law
yers time to assimilate and Incorporate
the Ideas of the non-professionals.
"I am Just down here running a hash
mllU for innocent people," was the re
sponse of Howard Eaton, one of the pro
prietor of Eaton's ranch at Wolf, Wyo.,
to a Watshlngton Post reporter. Eaton Is
a typical cowboy and plainsman. lie Is a
fitting example of the strenuous life ad
vocated by former President Roosevelt.
The latter and Eaton were ranchmen to
gether in North Dakota many years ago
and the two became close friends.
'I am here visiting people Nand riding.
grub line. I'm gettln' so fat thab none of
my clothes will fit me, exoept my um
brella, and I'm getting three new ribs put
In that to prepare for Washington society.
President Taft? No, I have not been to
see him. He never was a oowptincher.
What do I think about Plnchot? I am not
up on the fine points of law, but we peo
ple from the west believe that Plnchot
knows more about conservation and trees
than any other man alive." In fact, he
knows these questions much better than I
do the way Into the nearest side door."
Mr. Eaton has been following with
deepest Interest the reports from Africa,
telling of the wonderful success of the
'former president as a nlmrod.
"Teddy Is the best shot for s near
sighted man I have ever seen. Without his
glasses, however, he could not distinguish
the Bible from a cocktail, and would be
very liable to pick the wrong one, but with
the aid of his binooulars he can pull down
anything from a mosquito to a bear. If It
happens to come within his range."
Mr. Eaton brought down from his ranch
some mountain lions and bears, which will
be on exhibition at the sportsmen's show
at Chicago, to be held March 19. He has
supplied animals for nearly all the lead
ing zoological parks throughout the coun
try. Congressman Qerrit J. Dlckema, of Mich
igan, whose candidacy for the speaker
ship filled the National capital with smiles,
figured in one talkable Incident a few
years ago. He was a member of the spe
cial committee' which investigated the
obarges against Judge Wtlfley of China,
drawn by Representative Oeorge E. Waldo
of Brooklyn. Roosevelt was furious that
charges should have been made against
his appointee. When the committee foiled
to give to Judge Wtlfley a clean bill of
health the wrath of the stmnuonus presi
dent was Increased. - Mr. Dlckema called
at the White House about this time and
the :preeik)eTit stood In a corner and gave
him "a dressing down." Persons w(io
heard what took place say that the pres
ident made very little distinction between
Dlckema and "undesirable citizens."
"Never again," chorused the' governors
of thirty-one states, "will we choose the
("national capital as our meeting place."
This was the dictuifi of the special com
mittee, consisting of Governors Hadley, of
Missouri, Hughes of New York, Ansel of
South Carolina, Comer of Alabama, and
Harmon of Ohio, selected to choose the
next meeting place.
In Washington the rights of the state,
the dignity of the gubernatorial offloe and
the prominence of the individual are
dwarfed by the dominating federal atmos
phere. . Hereafter the governors will select
one of the state capitals for their meet
"Why Is It," complained a foreign dip
lomat at a dinner recently, "that we find
It so difficult to meet the big men of
Washington? I have been here for a year
now and not once have I been present at
a social function where the speaker of
the house of (representatives was a guest.
A clever Washington, woman furnishes a
solution, to this mystery. She says the
rigid rules of social precedence operate
to prevent diplomats from meeting the big
men of congress. The speaker of the house
has never conceded the right of diplomat
to precede him at official at social func
tions., .The dean of the diplomatic corps
would submit to moat anything except be
ing compelled to take a back seat to the
speaker of the house. The war ts'one of
long standing and has uever been settled.
Only a sadly misinformed hostess would
make the blunder of Inviting to a dinner
both the speaker and an ambassador. This
is one reason why the foreign men rarely
get will acquainted with the leaders of the
senate and house.
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WEATHER BVKEAU AND FORESTS
Am Assertion aa La rare aa a Prophecy
A new factor In the conservation dis
pute, so far as this relates to the pre
servation of tha forests. Is furnished by
Chief Willis L. Moor of Uio weather bu
reau. In an official report Mr. Moore de
clares that tbe maintenance or the destruc
tion of vast wooded areas hus no appre
ciable effect In producing either drouth
or floods. He proclaims his conviction,
as the result of inquiries by the govern
ment service of which he Is the head, that
both excessive and deficient periods of
rainfall are due to cltmatlo causes having
no direct relation to the extent of the
Then views are at variance with those
expressed by most of the forestry experts
of the United Htates. It is only fair to
say, however, that the questtTkt Is on
upon which there 1 by no means a unan
imity of scientific opinion. It Is entirely
possible that enthusiastic champion of
forest conservation have boon led by their
zeal Into making aaaertlons In this respect
that are nut borne out by the facta.
. Nevertheless, whatever fallacies may ex
ist In theories regarding' the Influence of
forests over rainfall. It Is a matter of
practical observation that th molstur In
the soli of heavily wooded region, whether
this come from rain or from the meUlng
of snows, 1 released much more ahywly
than in the open, treeless country. In for
ests there I a dense carpet, partly com
posed of a strata of decayed leaves and
of mosses, which has a tendency to ab
sorb water like a sponge and materially
restricts Its flood down tn hillsides. This
I susceptible of demonstration, and no
pronouncements by th head of the weather
bureau can affect H
WII4T IXM'ttMKMC'Y MEANS.
"If It Means Aaythla, It Mean
' Lower Prleea."
Des Moines Capital (rep.).
It I paaslng strange that political In
surgency has Its home In the farming
states of the middle west. It Is st range
that the howi does not come up from
New England and the east'. , The prod
ucts of the farming state are sold to
the people of the manufacturing states.
Th people In . th manufacturing state
are not tnsurglng.
But In the west, where the farmer Is
selling his hogs for $9 a hundred, we
are asked to rally our politics under the
Insurgent banner. The Insurgent banner
If It menus anything means lower prices.
The farmers of Iowa ore selling every
thing from an csfg to a horso at such
prices a they never dreamed of before.
Yet we are asked to tear everything up.
Congressman TSwnr-y of Minnesota re
lates trtet In North Dakota a farmer in
quired thSi price of linseed oil. The mer
chant told him 85 cents per gallon. The
farmor bore the name of Johnson, which
is a strictly North Dakota name. When
told the prlce of Unseed oil, Johnson's
head, figuratively, struck the celling and
he " swore he wouldn't buy a nickel's
worth of linseed oil to oblige any trust
ridden country like this. Then Johnson
commenced on the Taft administration.
When he had subsided the merchant asked
him If he didn't sell 3.000 bushels of flax
seed a eouple of weeks before at 1186 a
bushel, and that If he had It now he could
get 12.1S per bushel. Johnson admitted ,
that these were facta. Then said the mer
chant: "Don't you know that Unseed oil
I made out .of flaxaeed?" Johnson hesi
tated a moment and said: "Give me a bar
rel of linseed oil." He had not stopped to
reflect that he could not sell flaxseed for
(1.88 a bushel without any hope of buying
linseed oil at a low price. So It goes.
Thousands of men who are getting tremen
dous -prices for their own products are dis
satisfied when they buy somebody else's
In the middle west men have grown rich
on the farms. Their acres have advanced
In price. In Minnesota and the Dakotas
Individuals and syndicates have made mil
lions in the purchase and sale of lands on
account of the high price of crops. Yet
these very people are expected to Insurge
and to denounce Taft and demand a polit
If the Insurgents have a"hy purpose what
ever, that purpose Is to bring cheaper
prices. Cheaper price would mean In the
middle weet cheaper farm lands. To many
men It would mean bankruptcy.
The course of the Insurgents at Wash
ington Is a danger signal to business. It Is
a note of warning for those who borrow
with which to mak big Improvement. It
Is notice to those who are contemplating
big Irrigation project to suspend opera
tions until the ultimate facts are known.
Gentle reader, Is It not calculated to take
one' breath away to pick up the dally
newspaper and find the sudden announce
ment that the stockholder of the Missouri
Paclflo Railroad company have voted to In
crease at one clip the bonded Indebtedness
of that corporation $175,000,000? Eleven sub
sidiary lines are to be bought with the pro
ceeds. Surely the M. P. la a going con
cern. Shoe Leathery Comfort. -
It is comforting to have the wholesale
shoe dealers tell us that, although the price
of shoes IS going to be advanced, the new
price will be so adjusted as "to permit
the addition to each grade of such value
as will oompensats the wearer for Increased
cost."' Still there are some who would be
willing to get i along without the Improve
ments and have the price remain the same.
One Assertion Worth Notion;.
St Louis Republic.
At the outset of an Inquiry into high
price one fact may be set down for cer
tain. It Is that the sustained high prices
for wheat, corn and live stock on the hoof
are not due to speculative manipulation of
the markets. The speculating manipulator
makes hi money only by running prices
away down .while he Is buying and away
up when be Is ready to sell.
Pity the Poor Congressman,
Member of congress are complaining
fervently that the new salary of 17,500 doe
not go so far aa tha annual payment of
16,000 they formerly received from the fed
eral treasury., wenty dollars a day Isn't
much when, you consider the grocery bill,
but large numbers of valuable American
seem to get through on less.
''Same Peellngr Elsewhere.
Those superstitious orientals are prob
ably not the only one who regard the
burning of the sultan' $16,000,000 residence
aa an evil omen. The fire Insurance com
panies have much the same sentiment
toward such occurrences.
Kaiser V Workroom
A friend tranblates the following front a
German newspaper for The Outlook:
In th workroom of the Kaiser are the
following sentences, so arranged that he
has them always before him when sitting
at hi desk: ' ,
Be strong In pain,
To wish for anything that is unattain
able is worthless.
Be content with the day a It Is; look
for the good In everything.
Rejoice in nature and people, and take
them as they are. -
For a thousand bitter hours console your
self with one that Is beautiful,
Olv from your huart and mind always
the best, even It you do not receive
thanks. H who can learn and practice
this 1 Indeed a happy, free, and proud
one; his life will always be beautiful. He
who Is mistrusting wrong other and
It is our duty to believe every one to be
good as long as we have not the proof to
the contrary; the world 1 so large and we
ourselves so email that everything cannot
revolve around us.
It something damage us, hurt us, who
can tell if that is not neoeasary to th wel
fare of creation?
In everything of this world, whether
dead or alive, lives the mighty wise will of
the almighty and and all-knowing Creator;
we little people only lack the reason to
As everything Is, so It ha to be In this
world, and, however It may be, should al
ways seem good to the mind of the crea
ture. Our Birthday Book
January 14, 1910. I
This 1 th birthday of Joseph H. Choate,
distinguished lawyer and diplomatist, who
served aa our ambassador at the court of
St. James. Mr. Choate waa born January
24, 1&32. at Salem, Mas., famed a th home
of wltchcrat'v and 1 (till hale and hearty
to ttart hi seventy-ninth ytar.,
. . i-j .
NAL BOTES. ,
The assimilation hy Den Cupid of Choice
assortments of the Gould and Drexel mil
lions evoke patriotic sntlsfsrtlon at homa
and much grief to titled stoerors abroad.
The Charleston New and Courier utters
a painful In mi nt over tho spectacle of
women going from door to door soliciting
mean with which to build a 'monument to
General Wade Hampton.
Tubllo contractors of Chicago threaten
to mnko "horrible example" of several
member of the union. The scale fixes to
per cent of a Job for . graft, while the
whole porkers scooped In Cfi per cent.
A remarkable case of patriotic seal of
members of tha Manufn.-turenr' association
of Brooklyn In striving to canturo the
villainous eels which Interfere with the
steady wwk of their water meters.
A California doctor deal the meat boy
cott a aolar plexus by declaring that two
pounds of porterhouse steak, cooked rara
and eaten every day, will chase away tha
worst case of rheumatism that ever caught
IUchard Harding Davis and Howard
Chanlr Ciiristy are having trouble with
the better halve of their household and
proceedings for divorce ara threatened.
The nature of the trouble hark back to
the Inability of art's voteeriea to stand
President Taft has rtappolnted Bill Be
wail, President Roosevelt' friend and pro
tege, collector of custom In the district of
Aroostook. M ., and Bill Will continue his
gumt-hoe!rg after Illegal liquor seller on
the border line between Maine and New
Nora Williams, nurse to the Rockefeller
family for two generations, died In Cleve
land, at the age of 103 years, according
to record In her possession. Nora, who
came from Wales when she was 16 years
old, first entered the services of th i Rocke
fellers when John D. Rockefeller,' Jr., waa
In his preliminary battle against ths
federal banking law In New xYork, the
former copper king of Butte, F. Augustus
Helnxe, thinks he has smashed a cog In
the federal machine. Hi lawyer called
the attention of the court to the presence
of the government expert accountant as
cross-examiner before the grand Jury
which found the Indictment, and the un
usual procedure so impressed the court
that the case was adjourned for a week.
' HEFKREVDIM FOR NEBRASKA.
Whims of the Peerless One. t Ba
Tested at Home.
Brooklyn Eagle. . . '.
It militates more or lee against the
dignity of a sovereign state to bef under
the Immediate observation and dictation
of a very erratic prophet who may demand
all sorts of circus stunts at an instant's
notice. We note that Governor Shallen
berger has acceded to the order of William
Jennings Bryan, and will call a special
session of the Nebraska legislature to taks
such meoitures as wilt Introduce tha
initiative and referendum Into the system
of the state, .
The prophet has decided on this inno
vation as his last ditch breastwork against
the flying approach M oblivion. Free sil
ver Is a long-surrendered fortrees. ' State
ownership of railroads Is ' an evacuated
stronghold. The enemy Is firing Its strong
est volleys from guns ' In the anti-trust
bastion. A refuge In the damp swamps
of prohibition was suggested to the prophet,'
but, on consideration, he concluded that
the remedy was worse than the disease;
that he. could at leant keep his side arms
by dignified surrender to the Inevitable
but might lose everything 1n the swamp..'
.' Nebraska' is' to be experimented oh. il Thei -experience
Is not new to her. She had It -first
on regulation of railroad rates. Later
she tried state guarantee of bank do-'
posits. The federal courts have saved her
In each case. They may come to her
rescue again. The flying approach . of
oblivion can only be delayed by the prophet
Oblivion is irresistible.
Howard Bridget, did my wife corns fn a
few minute ago?
Bridget No, sir. Thaf the parrot you
heard a-hollerin', Harper's Baxar. '
She What do they make in a chafing
He Indigestion. Smart Set.
"Have a drink?"
"Thanks; but I belong to an anti-treat
"I'm going to have ona."
"Then take this 10 cents and I'll Join you.
You can get two drink for a quarter."
Washington Herald. .
"And why," asked Dr. Watson, "are you
so sure that the man I wealthy?"
"Because," replied the great deductive de
tective, "he had eggs for breakfast, there
was egg on his whisker." Houston Post.
"Don't you believe," queried the fair
advocate of woman's rights, "that men ilv
faster than women?" '
"I sure do," replied the mere man. "f
was Just ten month older than my wife
when we married; now I am 42 and sha
wa 30 last week." Chicago News. -f , ;
"Are we slaves, or are we free, raonT
thundered the orator. "I pause for a re
ply." "Some of us are married," came the an
swer from the last row of scats. New York
Sun. , - .
Tommy Pop, what Is the difference be
tween vision and sight?
Tommy's Pop Well, my son, you can
flatter a girl by calling her a vision, but
don't call her a sight. Philadelphia Record.
"So your husband is cruel to you, Is he?"
asked the sympathising friend.
"Oh, yes!" sobbed the miserable young
wife. "We can afford only a small elsctrlo
runabout, and often he refuses to ''stay
home because there Isn't room enough with
1 lm for the dog." Baltimore American.
Mrs. Youngbride Mrs.' Smith says thers
is lots of rram 'on her milk bottles every
morning. Why Is there never any on yours?
The Milkman I'm too honest, lady, that's
whv. 1 fills my bottles so full that there
ain't never no room left for cream. Youth's
WHAT AIT OLD MAN SAID. J
John D. Wells In Buffalo News.
A-fiT't It funny how w go
Dreamln' on thue life, an' so
Keerlee of the time that files "
Right afore our very eyes!
Love an' Joy blind our sight
To the fleetln' mlnlts' flight
'Twell like spednthrlft boys we say
'"Twaan't only Jest a day!"
"Jest a flayP an" we p'tend ,
Days are never-goln' t' end
Brlmmln' happy day like these.
With the green In all the trees
Day with nary cloud or frown.
Only love an' life aroun',
An' a thousand Joy that Una
Thl 'ere path of your an' mine.
Knerlessly we pass where wait -Childrun
at the pasture gate
Wavln' at ua happylike,
WhllHt the danclnr sunbeams strike
Golden curls an 'make 'em more
Golden than they was before!
Seems we never re'Hse then
W can't see 'em young agalnl
O how light we bear our load!
O how sweet the frlundly road
Wendln' In an' out an' thue
Fields of green an dancln' dew!
Heeins to us the way is Jes
Kndless miles of happlneB
Easy, too, to Jes' p'tend
That It' never goin' t' end!
Yet, afore we know we will
Colon to where the world la still .
Nary a sound! an' then we find '
lxiv and all Is left behind
Where th briKthter fancies grow
In the fields of Youth, an' know
We have reached the end of the Rod
'For we rally thoughtor know
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