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.THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, ' 1910.
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Stat of Nehraaka. Douglas County, aa.:
Geprse B. Tieehuck. treasurer of Tha
Ba ' Pi.blWhlng Company. being duly
worn. sas that the. at"M number of full
and complete copies of Til Pally, Morn
In. Evening and Sunday Dea printed dur
ing tha month of December. 1903. waa aa
a......... 41,880 XT 43.830
41,TB0 It. .., 48,830-
3. ........ 41,600 19 U.630
4......... 41,790 tO.... 49,770
6. M..r,., 44U40 ' II 43,480
4S.838 . 88 -49.050
7 41.670 33 43,460
8. ' 43.660 14 49,830
43,880 94 ,.. 43,000
10 ,,., 43,640' M 44,480
11......... 42,860 37 49,610
Hi........ 41,890 99 43.930
13......... . 44,800 39 , 48,370
14.; " 43,470 90 48.410
i ; 43.300 91 43,490
Beturncd. copies.; ,. . 10,130
1 Net Total 1312,880
bally Average 43,334
.. OEORGS B. TZSCHUCK. Treasurer. ,
6ubscrtbod In my presence and sworn to
betor ma mia iat uay ox ueceiiii'sr. iiOJ.
W. P. WALKER,
' Notary Public
Snbaeribera leaving; tha city teat
porarllr honleV bar Tha Bee
mailed to than. Address will be
Changed mm often aa rcqaeatad.
To convene the legislature or not to
1 convene, 13 the question Governor Shal
lenberger bag to answer.
His colleagues seem to suspect that
our democratic congressman la looking
tor a hot-air route to the senate. J
.; "Js tHere grocers' trust?" sohie one
Inquires.' Thbise who speak from ex
: periece say Omaha grocers trust on a
' talrtr-day' limit, -"
vV r. . '
;Th people. of t;Parls will hava to
fpp. nUhHKeit 'ibood themselves, but
Jf.lt comeS to i famine Uncle Sam may
be relied on to help oat. ' ' -
Our amiable contemDorarv. . the
orWJeralovIs trying awfully hard to
rile the. water ,go as to give the demo
cratic wolf a' pretext for chewing up
the Insurgent lamb. .
Nebraska Is supposed to contain 266
corporate cities, and towns, Nebraska
has ninety-one counties, so this aver
ages a little less than three to a county,
Room for a lot more.
The senatorial deadlock in Missis
sippi leaves that state with half Its
representation In the tipper house of
congress, yet the wheels of government
still continue to go around. . .
If thing are really selling for so
much less In Canada one would expect
a veritable exodus of our people into
the borders of our northern neighbor.
But ,-sue.U Is not the. case. Must be
som$ counterbalancing' feature some
where ' -
Rear Admiral Evans, who since bis
retirement has1 been doing work in con
nection with the General Navy board,
has been relieved altogether from duty.
It will be pretty hard for "Fighting
Bob' to , accustom himself to doing
If Lincoln,' which is entertaining the
Nebraska State League of Municipali
ties, sees among the visiting city offi
cials any that look good, there is noth
ing to stop their seizure and retention
at the state capital. Only don't take
thorn .ail. ., . .. ,
A yoOng negro graduate of the Uni
versity of Nebraska lias been named as
alternate for the West Point cadetship
for. Wyoming, That Is an honor, even
If it leads to nothing more, which
should be appreciated by the people of
.his race everywhere.
The Lincoln Star thinks there must
be a publicity bureau at work to dis
credit the bunch which la insurging In
Nebraska under its wing. The insur
gents:; want H distinctly understood
that they claim monopoly patent rights
on this publicity business'.
At last accounts some well-meaning
reformers .were trying to saddle upon
.Illinois a wide-open primary and a
blanket ballot such as that with which
Nebraska was afflicted by the late dem
ocratfo legislature. If the Illinois
primary law-makers want a few perti
nent "don't" let them look Into Ne
" braskkli experience with this sort of a
; Senator John W, Daniel has been
. re-elected for a fifth term by the unan
imous vote of the democrats In the Vir
ginia legislature. This Is the sam
Senator Danll w hom one William Jen
nings Bryan undertook to put out of
, business about two years ago because
.be b.ad the hardihood to prefer an un
defeated candidate for the democratic
Royalty Venus Sale.
: For . more than a century, In fact,
ever since the foundation of the re
public, the policy of our government
with reference to the public domain
has gone on the theory that these
lands, while belonging to the people as
a whole, were to be given over to pri
vate Individuals as needed for home
steading and for the development of
mineral and other natural resources. In
a word, the policy of the government
was to sell the public land at nominal
prices to those who would actually set
tle upon it or work its mineral de
posits.' Nor Is there any question but
that this liberal policy hastened the
building of a mighty empire In the
west by many decades and made re
turns In wealth and taxes to the gov
ernment far beyond all expectations.
It Is now proposed to i reverse this
policy, at least in part, and instead of
granting patents to the lands remain
ing In the public domain, for the gov
ernment to retain title In all, except
possibly that which Is purely agricul
tural, and to exact a royalty for Its
private use. The great argument In
favor of this change is that the coun
try has now progressed to a point
where the pioneer work of settlement
and development is completed, and
what remains of this work will be done
In time without this munificence from
The plan recommended by President
Taft in his conservation message Is,
first, to classify the public lands re
maining subject to entry "according to
their principal value or use," and while
disposing of the agricultural lands as
heretofore, "to reserve for other dispo
sition the treasure of coal, oil, as
phaltum, .natural gases and .phos
phates." To do this the title to the
surface , will be separated from the
right to mine below or to exhaust nat
ural resources, and while agricultural
land would still be sold, the coal and
other minerals would be "disposed of
by lease on the royalty basis," subject,
of course, to requirements of a certain
amount of development each year and
safeguards against combination . for
monopoly. The difficulty of framing
a law so as to retain government con
trol over property developed by pri
vate, capital, without frightening away
the Investment of necessary capital,' is
foreseen by the president, who says it
may therefore be necessary to enact
laws that are really only experimental
to determine from . practical operation
the best method of securing the result
aimed at. ' ' V .
The change from" the system of sale
to that of royalty 1s theessence of, the
so-called Roosevelt policy of eonserva?
tlon,' to. which Mr. Taf Is committed
and which he Is consistently advocat
ing. It Is such a radical change that,
naturally, those charged with .the. re
sponsibility for maTilng Jt .want, to feel
their way carefully and avoid unnec
essary mistakes, that would jeopardize
private rights. Ifgjllj acquired, or block
tjie further development .of the coun
try' and have to be undone later.
There Is. one other side to this pro
posed change of policy deserving of;
passing attention, and that id the rela
tion of the public domain to the states
in which located. So long as the title
of these lands remains In the govern
ment they are exempt from taxation,
and if the royalty plan had prevailed
from the first and were applied to all
the lands many states would never
have acquired any large area of tax
able' real estate. If the government is
to stop future sales ' and Tesort to
ground leases and royalties, provision
should be made at tbe same time to
give the respective state's some equiva
lent for the revenues from taxes they
will be compelled to forego. x
' The Hog Crop;
No charge of artificial manipulation
can answer the fact that the hog crop
of the country appears to be short.
From November 1, .1909, to January
24, 1910, 6,400,000 head of hogs had
been packed at the big meat packing
centers of the country, as against
8,800,000 head during the, correspond
ing period of the year before. A short
age of 2,400,000 head of hogs in the
marketing of three months is a genu
inely serious phase of the. food situa
tion in the United States and accounts
In Itself for the high prices charged for
pork products on the market. Another
feature is that during this time the
price of live bogs has been ranging at
$2 per hundredweight more than for
the year previous and $4 per hundred
weight more than during 1903. In
this fact Is proof that the hogs are not
to be had. It la not likely that the
farmers would hold back on the mar
keting of the animals at a time when
the price at the stoctt yards is the
highest in history. ' -
What Is true of hogs Is In some
measure true of cattle. The upply
has been short, and continues below
the demand. Secretary Wilson of the
Department of Agriculture has dinned
this Into the ears of the American peo
ple for many months. Not posing as
a prophet of vll, he has persistently
pointed out that the fanners are not
producing enough to supply the de
mand; that the number of farm anl
mals was not Increasing as rapidly as
the needs of the world for meat, and
that the advancing prices was but the
result of the growing shortage. He
haa urged that more attention be paid
to farming; that the farmer be encour
aged more so. that the tide would be
turned from the city back to the farm.
In all ways the government of the
nation and' of the several states have
co-operated to protect the live stock In
dustry, especially as carried on by
farmers. Free treatment, for diseased
animals," strict quarantine to prevent
tha spread of disease and 'assistance In
all reasonable ways have been given
the farmers to enable them to increase
the number of animals that the meat
supply might not run short That the
shortage shown by the actual figures
exists Is not an encouraging return.
If It proves anything, It is that the
farmer has fouud something more at
tractive to occupy his attention. Until
he can be induced to return to hog
breeding pork will be scarce and the
Invite the Governor.
Returning from attendance on the
state executives' conference at Wash
ington, Governor Shallenberger refers
to the fact that the governors have de
cided to meet next time at some place
other than the national capital, and
expresses an opinion that they might
come to Nebraska if sufficiently urged.
We suggest that Governor Shallenber
ger extend the Invitation, with full as
surance that the governors will be
properly taken care of when they ar
rive, if they accept. The natural place
for such a meeting would, perhaps, be
at the capital of the state which Is act
ing ,the host, but Nebraska has a
metropolis as well as a capital, and If
Lincoln Is not ready to meet the de
mands Omaha will cheerfully do so, and
Omaha has never fallen down in any
such undertaking. If Governor Shal
lenberger'B Influence with his fellow
governors Is not by . Itself strong
enough to secure recognition of Ne
braska's claims, The Bee hereby offers
to second the motion.
A Cog Slipped Somewhere.
Our attention has been called to an
article in the Newman Grove Reporter,
whose editor has been one of the ram
pant antis declaiming against joarl)
anything and everything connected
with the Taft administration, in which
the unqualified statement Is made on
the eve of its foregathering that the
recent meeting of so-called Insurgents
at Lincoln was "to select the proper
man to represent the party In the
United States senate." Further along
the Reporter becomes more explicit,
with this declaration:
Each day it grows clearer that there is
but one man that can wrest the nomination
from Senator Burkett, Congressman Norrls.
Her stands now head and shoulders above
any other progressive In the state. He has
no mistakes to explain away. If the meet
ing at Lincoln this evening will only con
tent itself with putting Mr. Morris at the
head of the progressive republican party
In this state It will have done its manifest
duty. - '
If the Lincoln insurgents are bent
solely on defeating Senator Burkett
and there is "but one man" that can
wrest the nomination froin him, clearly
the recent meeting either slipped a
cog or failed -of Its "manifest duty"
for it Js plain that the Insurgent bunch
not only neglected to put Mr Norris at
the head of their movement In this
state, but by acquiescence undertook to
clear the track for Mr. Whedon and to
relegate Mr. Norra.ljO.a race for re
eleotioqf as congressman from the Fifth
district. As the noise maker of the in
surrection the Lincoln Star has even
gone so far as to implore the democrats
to show their appreciation of repub
lican insurgency by making no nomi
nation in the Fifth district and letting
Mr. Norrls hold his place for another
term by default.
Some way to arbitrate between the
Lincoln end of Insurgency and the up
state members Is apparently in order
if the Newman Grove Reporter prop
erly voices Us following, otherwise the
cogs of the insurgent machine are In
danger of revolving at cross purposes.
Missouri does not like tbe idea of
losing to Minnesota the president of
Its university, which, it got from Ne
braska. Speaking of President A.
Ross Hill, the Kansas City Star says
that because Minnesota is making a
special effort to get him is one of the
very reasons Missouri needs to keep
him. The last time Nebraska made a
change m the headship of our State
university It was discovered that the
supply of talent for such a place Is de
cidedly short of the demand, and Ne
braska can readily appreciate the
reasons why Missouri does not want to
lose a university president who Is giv
There is no dearth of suits instituted
to test the federal corporation tax law
by petitioners bearing all sorts of re
lations to the corporation. One suit is
brought by the guardian of a minor
child for whom stock Is held In trust,
and apother by a stockholder of a life
Insurance company on whose profits
the policy holders are supposed to have
a claim, to say nothing of other suits
with still different complications.
Whatever the final decision, the court
will not be unaware of the multitudi
nous ramifications which the corpora
tion tax Involves.
The Income tux amendment to tbe
federal constitution has been ratified
by the lower bouse of the Kentucky
legislature, and the assurance Is given
that the other branch will follow suit
promptly. Kentucky will therefore be
the second state to ratify, Alabama
being the first. Thus Nebraska is
shoved further down the list, irrespec
tive of tbe fact that It Is Mr. Bryan's
' The governors of nine states are
said to have offered to co-operate for
a sane Fourth of July, and more gov
ernors comlnf. What tho governors
can do In this direction la problemati
cal. We would rather have nine chlefe
of police on the job for a sane Fourth
than all the governors put together.
One of the members of the commit
tee which la looking Into the "rumors"
peddled by our own Congressman
Hitchcock has had the bad taste to ex
claim that some one has been giving
out hot air. This Is another case where
we, without waltfng for a retainer,
rush to the defense of the editor of
our amiable democratic contemporary.
Hot air from. Mr. Hitchcock, who Is
proverbially known as an Iceberg,
would be an anti climax. If it were the
telling of. of f color stories in public he
would have to enter a plea of confes
slon )n avoidance. But hot air, never.
The presentation of a gold medal to
Mr. Bfyan as a testimonial of his visit
to Pern again proves how fast the
world moves. A few years ago a medal
presentation to Mr. Bryan would call
for a silver medal, or certainly not one
that contained more than one part of
gold to sixteen of silver.
That H'Holntlon to remove Speaker
Canncn would at least look better If
offered by someone who was not him
self an avowed aspirant for the speak
er's .uhoes.' "Uncle Joe" will eventu
ally be dislodged, but not merely by
those scrambling for his place.
From Bad to Worse.
The coffin trusfll get ye If ye don't
watoh out! Manage to eat enough to keep
soul and body together.
faa't Kzplaln It.
' Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Governor Hughes says he will retire
from politics and earn some money. To
soma politicians this will appear a para
Dial Insrnlahrd Lonesome.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Brasll has Juet adopted a postal savings
bank system. , This leaves the United
States and China as the only great nations
that have not accepted, this convenience.
. Passing- Stranae.
It is singular that we Americans should
come to look to the president for the pas
sage, of laws we .want Instead of getting
our representatives In the law-making body
to pass them for us. ,
BMl.n In the Post.
Charleston News and Courier.
The report from Omaha that Mr. Bryan
will be a candidate for the presidency In
1911 should never have been sent over the
country as news. . Everybody who knows
anything at all knows that we nominated
him months ago to make a fourth trial.
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Redeeming; Platform Pledges.
' Slonx City Journal.
If President Taft comes through with his
Interstate . commerce and postal savings
bills and makes a start on his conservation,
program, all at the present session of con
gress, he will have delivered a. pretty large
consignment of good In redemption of re
publican platform -pledges and his own
pledge to carry out the Roosevelt policies.
t " ' '"' I
' Land Grabs and Optimism.
Philadelphia Record. -Tt
Is easy to believe that in the last eight
years over 80,000 acres of public coal lands
have been obtained by fraud,, and that this
Blngle item of Jand plunder Is worth 110,
000,000.' It is not so easy to believe the op
timistic general, land office when it says
that 60,000 acres of patented land will have
been recovered "for the nation, "and that
the cah collections will approximate or
exceed the mllllpp dollars appropriated for
the work." it Is seldom that any plunder
is recovered., .' :
f J' ' "iL r ..
THB'fOWBOY OP ROMANCE!.
An Eastern'":Prodaet Never Seen In
' the West.
' Sati Francieco Chronicle. '
The shooting1 of pne lad by another in a
"cowboy play" In New York calls to
rdihd the Curious fact that such plays are
almost', if not quite, unknown to the boys
ofthe west.' Here the cowboy has never
been the herov bf a romance any more than
the farm hand haw been held up to the
public adoration of the effete east. Rven
Bret Harte did not find him especially
picturesque. But by , grace of the dime
novel he has been transformed In the mind
of eastern Juvenility Into a being of super
human courage and horsemanship whom It
la the noble and manly thing for boys to
Out here tha cowboy pursues his hum
drum duties without a fringe on his trou
sers or pistols in his belti-provlding he has
a belt; and .his appearance on the stage
would put an aiidlenoe, even of. Sunday
school boys, to sleep. The ctlme novel or Us
nickel substitute never had much vogue
here. Boys do not flock to the public library
looking for stories of western adventure.
Plays In which Indlaps and cowboys fgure
hava never made anyone' rich in these
parts; and the. "Wild West" shows, which
even vitiate tha dialect of the eastern high
schools, are as rarely seen here .is the
dialect Is heard.
There Is only one way to oi;re the JWboy
hallucination and that is to Ki west. 'J iie
only way to study and experiment wlih the
disease Is to go east, whsre its vlciims
are. ., .
Our Birthday Book
.January 88, 1810.
Edward. RoMewater, founder and for
thirty-five years- editor of The Bee, was
born January 28, 1M1, and would be 69
today If he v:re still alive. He waa born
In Bukownn.-near Prague, In Bohemia, and
worked his way up from boyhood, when he
was thrown on his ova resources. He
served aa a military telegraph operator in
tha union aihx and came to Omaha In l&ii
to. help. work tha. Pacific telegraph, later
starting The Bee in 1871.
William Vlneant Allen, who has tha
record of being tha only United Stats
senator from Nebraska elected as a popu
list, was born January 28, 1M7, with a
good foundation for public office, having
his birthplace In Ohio. Judge Allen Is a
lawyer by profession and was elevated to
the district 'bench before ha went to the
senate.' He la again practicing law at
Madl&op, Neb., which has been his home
slnco ' he located In the state after the
war, n which he served honorably.
Harry Fischer, lawyer and organiser of
the Retail Grocers' association, of which
he Is secretary, was born In Germany,
January it, lbdS. He worked aa a grocery
clerk while he studied law, which explains
his later Intimate connection with the
George Alexander lohrbough, one of the
Hohrbough brothers,, proprietors of tha
Omaha Commercial oolK-ge, waa born
January 28. 1S1, at' Banco, III, He was ed
ucated at Carthage oollege and Rocheater
business university and has made a great
succeaa aa a buslnesa coll eg j teacher.
Joha Sebastian, paasenger traffic man
for tha Rock Island, waa born January 18,
1S4I, at Newport, Ky. Mr. Sabaatlan has
baon one of the old standbya In western
railroading and has been tha guiding
spirit of the publicity work, as well aa
the passenger business of tha Rock Island
from time immemorial
Around New York
Blpples oa tha Currant of life
as 8MB la tha (treat American
Metropolis from Day to Day.
The rare spectacle of a woman confess
ing bankruptcy In court, with debts aggre
gating 1500.000, makes a hug breach In the
walla enclosing a pnstur hitherto mo
nopolised by the sons of old Adam. In
New Tork buslnara circles tha failure of
Mrs. Dora Lyon Is considered an achieve
ment worthy of tha male persuasion
especially Impressive for a beginner, Mrs.
Lyon did not have the $30 fee required for
the filing of her papers, thus relieving
creditors of the worry Incident to valuing
and marketing uncertain assets. There are
no assets. Entertaining constantly and on
a large scale, Mrs. Lyon's duties in the
field of women'a club life wera very ex
pensive. Her friends have known for some
time that she haa been financial straits.
8he was compelled, to give up har hand
some residence more than two years ago,
and later found har fine studio apartment
in the National Arts building beyond her
Mrs. Lyon la one of the most widely
known members of women's clubs In the
country and waa for several years a ore
most figure In the women's organisations
of this city and state. In 1903 she was
elected president of the New Tork C.ty
Federation of Women'a clubs and also waa
president of the Eclectic Club.
It Is a far cry from Frits Brodt's immi
grant dining room on Ellis Island to the
Cafe Martin, but a young French girl took
meala in both places Saturday. M.le.
Tvonne Bodo, an M-year-old girl from
Brittany, entered the mess room at the
Islard In the morning and partook of
the regulation 7-cent breakfast, which was
brought before her and soma fifty other
The young woman came here a few
weeks ago on the French liner La Bre
tagne, and the immigrant officials thought
she was too young to land. She said she
was 17 and that on January 21 she would
be 18. Mile. Bodo wanted to marry right
away, but the Immigration officials, living
up to the letter of the law, preferred to
detain her until she was 18.
After that 7-eent breakfast Robert Mer-
clcr, a brawny ilv-foot Frenchman, a
years old, went over to tha island to claim
his fiancee. He is the head pastry chat
of the Cafe Martin and well able to pro
vide for a wife. The Immigration officials
thought well of him and parmltted him to
take the young girl to Manhattan and
marry her. An Inspector accompanied the
couple and when tney returned to the
island after the eeremony the bride was
Two men were hurrying along Park Row
on Friday wnen the wina seemea 10 ne
blowing from all directions, to the peril of
umbrellas and everything not firmly an
chored. One of them noticed the handle
of a wrecked umbrella wbloh had ben
thrown Into the street along with many
others, and, stopping to pick it up, re
marked to his companion that it was too
good to pass. As ha stooped a gust of wind
captured his hat, and it went spinning
along toward St. Paul's chapel, he after
It. He ran into a man, slipped, fell in the
mud and arose In time to see his hat run
over by a truck. At a nearby restaurant,
where he was drying his clothes, he said,
I lost a T hat and spoiled a suit of clothes
for the handle of a 80-cent umbrella. That
would not be so bad, but I see tha handle
"Hello BUi"- Farrell strode along a Har
lem street bearing a forty-pound bronee
elephant on his Bhoulder. A policeman
wanted to be shown. Farrell objected, and
landed in court:
"Where did you get that badge of the O.
O. P.?" the magistrate Inquired.
"Pardon me, your honor," 'said Farrell,
""It's an elk."
"You see." he told tho judge, "I found
It In an Italian's possession and bought
It for a quarter. He told me It was an
elk. Now, I'm an Elk, too, and I said to
myself: 'How pleasant to have the emblem
of my society about my home!' But no
sooner had the man beat It with my quar
ter than I found the elk had only one
Ho pointed in disgust to the elephant's
"Your honor can imagine how I felt,"
went on Farrell. -"The only way I could
calm my outraged feelings was to throw
the miserable one-horned spalpeen Into the
Harlem river. I waa on my way to do so
when yonder cop locked ine up."
A dairymen's league is being formed in
New York and parts of Connecticut and
New Jereey forming the milk-shed of New
York City, the purpose of which Is to
withdraw the supply of milk sent to the
metropolis from these section and convert
it Jnto butter and cheese, continuing the
policy until such time as the New York
milk trust comes to the producers terms.
In Orange county, New Tork, it s esti
mated that 50,000 cows will be thus with
drawn from production for New York.
"Here's the last quarter I've got in the
world. Glvo me aoma oysters, and go aa tar
as, you like," wi s the combination an
net neement and request with which John
Olson, a sailor employed oh the Scandl-ravlan-Amerlcan
line, greeted Mr. William
Gau, proprietor of a market at Hoboken,
as he entered that establishment on Satur
day. Mr. Gau proceeded to open oysters.
The sailor looked hungry, so he made
Aa the third oyster was pried apart Mr.
Gau uttered an exclamation. There was
a big pearL "Well" that's the best luck
I've had In a long tln," ho observed.
Isnt It a beauty?"
"Wait a minute," piped up OlBon.
"Didn't I buy the oysters and didn't you
take the money? My oyster, my pearl.
Hand 'er over."
The oysterman protested, but the saUrr
argued so convincingly that Mr. Gau
finally acquiesced. They Journeyed at once
to a Jeweler, who appraised tha Jewel at
$200 and threw in an exclamation of ad
miration upon its white color for good
measure. It weighs about three carats
and tke sailor thinks he. won't hava to
L worry about getting square meala for
Absurd Navigation Laws.
A Hamburg-American vessel which la Just
finishing a trip around the world cannot
land its 660 American passengers at San
Francisco without paying a fine of 1209
for each passenger, which further sug
gests the importance of doing something
else to our navigation laws before wa
spend any time and money on a ship sub
ldy. A tireat Opportunity.
John Redmond's great opportunity seems
at hand. No Irish leader since tha fall of
Parnelt haa occupied the strategic position
ha will occupy In tha next Parliament. Mr.
Redmond pereonally is a very abla man,
with statesmanlike qualities, but hla se
verest task will be to prevent his followers
fiom demanding too much,
riattsmouth News: The move of the In
surgents to oarry their fight Into the state
university ahould be condemned and the
action of the students in refusing to be
pulled Into tha fight speaks well for them.
Illoomlngton Advocate: The movement to
bring out C. O. Whedon of Lincoln as a
candMato agalnat Hlmer i. Burkett at Lin
coln Is 'being engineered by Frank Harri
son. That In Itself Is enough to cause the
stamp of disapproval to be placed upon the
Tekamah Journal: A bunch of sore
heads down at Lincoln think they have a
fight stirred up against tha renomlnatlon
of Senator Burkett. The most of the
kyotical howling Is dona by the Lincoln
Star, which la antl-admlnlstration and
thoroughly democratic in everything but
Falls City Journal: The State Journal
of Lincoln Is largely responsible for this
Insurgency nonsense and now seem to
be In -doubt whether to acknowledge that
tha child was born In wedlock or in the
woods. Some daya It leads ona to behave
that it Intends to disown tha kid, but the
next day It pata It on the back Main.
Beatrice Express: While tha Lincoln "In
surgents" are "Insurging" why shouldn't
they resurrect tha sliver Issue and declare
for free coinage In order that we may buy
wheat and other things without feeling op-,
pressed. Aa free coinage didn't act as a
price raiser, it might work aa a price re
ducer. Anyway, it would add a congenial
plank to the "Insurging" platform and
make tha performance seem still more
Ilka old times. ,
West Point Republican: Under the guise
of "progressiva republicans" a number of
Lincoln statesman and political philan
thropists are burning red fire and firing
long range shots at Senator Burkett, who
la in Washington attending to congres
sional duties. The personnel of these pro
gressives is interesting, to say tha least.
Some of them fought him with railroad
passes almost six years ago, while others
are well known "manipulators," who were
discredited even under the old regime.
Kearney Hub: The World-Herald de
clares that Nebraska Is "boiling with in
surgency." For the further information
of the public it ahould be stated that the
main "boiler" is In the basement of the
Worid-Heraid office, with a small auxiliary
boiler in the office of the Lincoln Star.
These two papers, one democratic and the
other "all but," are making Insurgent re
publicans to order, singly or In Job lots,
forwarded to any address and furnished
with all charges prepaid, for any time,
place or occasion.
Tekamah Chieftain: The so-called "in
surgent" republicans identified with this
movement, which Includes a number of un
grateful fellows who have been sucking at
the public teat until their mouths became
sore and the publlo became disgusted with
them and Insisted upon a change, may 1m
maglne they are republicans, but they will
have a hard time making there believe
It. They are republicans as long as every
thing la coming their way, and the minute
things take another turn they are anxious
to stir up something to again attract public
' Bloomfleld Monitor: Tha editor of the
Monitor la a republican first, last and all
the time a progressive republican, if you
please. In other words, he wouldn't be a
republican If it wasn't a progressive party.
As wa understand It, the new movement In
Lincoln Is not so much bent on Its ex
treme progresslveness as it is on shelving
Senator Burkett. It Is not so much op
posed to the progressiva policies of Presi
dent Taft as It Is In hanging the scalp of
Senator Burkjtfln the girdle of Mr.
Whedon or some other disgruntled capper
or tool who is not one ' whit more pro
gressive or more faithful, to his constitu
ency than the man who is now faithfully
serving his - people in the . United States
Ashland Oasette: TJiat gathering of
''progressives" In Lincoln in tha. Interest
of a hungry aspirant for tbe shoes of
Senator Burkett Is rather an amusing af
fair. There waa a good deal of that falae
pretense and fustian that constitutes the
chief stock In trade of the Pat Crowe poli
ticians. Men were there making their con
tributions of hot air who have been chronic
In their opposition to republican principles
and republican candidates tor years real
entities as loud-mouthed Bryan shouters.
Men were there who were Inveigled by
falsa pretensss and who have slnoo pub
licly repudiated, the fraud. Tho whole
thing is a fraud and a farort-and yt It
constitutes a serious menace to republican
success for the next campaign In this
Burchard Times: Verliy the movements
of reform do cover a multitude of sinners.
Wa know a sinner who has been connected
with every political gang that ever existed
in Nebraska and always had his hand out
for a pieoe of pie. This same sinner Is now
publishing a partisan paper, evidently In
support of a worthy reform, but Its chief
object la the knifing and abuse of a few
good men who, while In office, failed to
dish out a nice fat Job to this pie hunting
sinner. When you hear, one of this brand
of politicians howling; reform with a loud
voice., you can gamble It'a pla he wants. It's
In the still, earnest, conscientious worker
you can rely on and believe the words that
proceed out of his mouth. But beware of
the fellow who makes a Joud nolae. for
even while he howleth prohibition reform,
you may smell bourbon on his breath.
The Good Word t
That Dr. Pierce'. Golden Medical VN-
Discovery is to-day and has, for over v
40 years, been the standard clood-pun-fyer,
Stomach Sfrengthener and Liver
Invigorator sold by druggists. It's not
a secret nostrum but a medicine of
known composition a medicine so
good that the best physicani prescribe
it knowim? that its ingredients, which
are printed on its outside wrappers
outside wrappers and J f y" VS
th, are the best known tea-K f , I
:e for the diseases for if
ccess of Dr. Pierce's V
attested under oath,
to medical science
which it is advised.
The creat success
Golden Medical Discovery In curing
weak lungs, and obstinate and lingering coughs, is based on the rec
ognition of the fundamental truth that ."Golden Medical Discov
ery" supplies Nature with body-building, tissue-repairing, muscle
making materials, in condensed and concentrated form. With this
help Nature supplies the necessary strength to the stomach to di
gest food, build tip the body and thereby throw off lingering ob
stinate coughs. The "Discovery" re-establishes the digestive and
nutritive organs In sound health, purifies and enriches the blood,
and nourishes the nerves in short establishes sound vigorous health.
If your dealer offers something "just aa good," it I prob
ably better rOR HIM -it pays better. But are thinking
f the oare t bis greater profit, so there's nothing "Jus
as good" for yon. 6y so.
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John R. WalKh is tn the preM cllpill
bureau of the federal prison,. He used to
The leading lawyer of Reno, Nev., Is
polntfd to by local prldo n "a man who
Prof. Watt Of Chlcngo finds that steam
heat Is a prolific cause of divorce The
members of the Watt family can't gt
away from the thought that stennt in a
great prime mover.-
A bill has been Introduced In -ongrrp
making the giving or rrceivlpg of a tip a
crime in the District tf Columbia. It may
amount to little as a pier of legislation,
but considered as a mere expression of
human sentiment, Its Taws are not ob
vious. A Boston lady who found herself trylnir
to eat stones when she thought she ti
rating bread, and who Incidentally broke
one good tooth and a set of false ones, is
suing the baker for damages.' Hla defense
Is contributory negligence because the
stone waa larger than the alse of a pleoe
of bread which a lady ahould put In her
The worlds champion heavyweight pugil
ist, a gentleman of color by the name of
Johnson, on last Sunday delivered a lec
ture before a Young Men's Christian as
sociation audience. In New York City, on
tha aubject of "Manliness." The lecturer
Is at present under indictment on a chargo
of assault, preferred by a feeble specimen
of humanity, half his own lse. whom fie
battered Into Insensibility In a drinking re
sort a few evenings ago for making dis
paraging remarks which were construed as
reflecting upon the colored pugilist's honor.
"Is that a dry townT"
"I should say sot It la that dry that
when they have opera they won't stand for
a singer with liquid notes." Baltimore
'Tell mo." requested the foreign sociolo
gist, "hat Is the significance of the caula
that Is shown on American money?"
"It la," responded tha Son of Liberty,
"an emblem of Its swift flight." Harper's i
Editor What, another' mamtsorlpt?
Assistant Yes, "Overheard at the Sewing
Circle" 475 words. , i,
Editor Nonsense! Return it at once.
There must have been many -more words
than thatl Llppineott's. . , . s .
They are telling this story' of the late
Senator McCarreu; On the sscond day of
his illness his nurse took his temperature
and the senator asked her what It showed.
"It's 894." was the reply.
"When it gets to 100 sell," rejoined the
patient. Brooklyn Eagle.
"Ma, what are the folk fn Our church
getting up uf subscription fart"
"To send our minister on a vacation to
Europe this summer."
"Won't there be no church 'services while
he's gone?" . i
"Mi I got 11.23 in my bank. 1 Cay I give
thatf' Cleveland Leader . .
Casey's wife was at the' hospital, where
she had undergone a very serious opera
tion a few days before. i
Mrs. Kelly called to inquire as to Mrs. J
Caaey'a condition. '
"Is she restln' quietly?" .Mrs.- Kelly
"No': but I am," said Casey. National
Hoax Out In Arlxona he Is known as a
Joax Is that so? Did he ever bill any
Hoax Oh, sure.
Joax What make of car does he drive?
"There will bo a balcony acene in this
Play." .. ....
"I dare say," saia me oynicai manager,
and there'll Drobably be a acene In tha
gallery and parquet, too, if you ever try to
put It on." t. ixmis mar.
"After all," said the optimist, "the best
of luck is - only ..wbat'Tyott, make, your
self." "If all well enough for you to talk."
growled the pessimist, "but' I never get
anything but bad luck."
"Well, then, It's up to you to make the
best of It." Cathollo standard and Times.
Facetious Member There are no old
married women In this delegation for equal
suffrage. Would you call it a representa
tion . w
Second Ditto I'd call It a mlss-reprcsenta-tlon.
Willie Pa, what are "conversational
Pa Oh, any of the South American re,-
BOYCOTT OH MEAT.
We are coming Uncle Sam'i, three hundred
From Mississippi's winding stream and
from New England's shore;.
We've sworn by all, that' holy, a other
We'll chew no toothsome cutlet, and chops
we will eschew;
We dare not look behind us, but steadily
We are coming, Uncle Kam'l, three hundred f
thousand more.- .-.
. -. "...
If you look across the. WUtops that meet
the northern sky
You'll see a cow a-graain, ,and for us she
shall not die;
The cattle on a thousand fair plains of
Texas cheer , t.
The principles we're booming this pent- ' "
The lambs of Oklahoma' bleat fearless of
the mint, i - -
Wrlle butchers most profanely ay thing
not fit to print. , . ' . ,
You have called us, and we're coming, our
busies eayly toot:
We're vegetarians moving, though our
doctrine's taking root;
The porterhouse we're scorning, the sir
loin's vanished, too;
We're using olive oil to make a spectral
We've choked rebellious palates, a men
hava done before;
We are coming. Urn-la Sam'l, three hundred
weak stomachs, wasted bodies,
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