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libMrtben leaving- the eltr tea,
porarliy aheald have The Be
inalleel tor taean. Addreae Trill be
aa often aa reaaeatea. .
To the1 former: Be sure your good
com la up to teat.
Ag a leather prophet the ground
bog lo evidently subject to occasional
Mr. Bryan says that wo In Nebraska
have a high' license jaw which is "one
of the best ioMta .kind'. in the union."
Why not hold fast to it then?
Claimants for that train robbery re
ward . money ;'are still coming In. It's
a great; lottery,', and the worst anyone
can draw la a blank. 1
It was not the. fault of Oovernor
Shallenberger and his democratic leg
islature ithat they -did not get ' the
scalps o,tbe moipbers , of the State
Normal board. flii , .' : ,
After paytag 1600,000 back duties
to the ' United States government tho
sugar trust wU be more apt to revive
the old doclrlrie' about' honesty being
the (est policy.' .'."' ,
A go to-church campaign is about
to be started in Omaha. Results may
throw n,ew light, on- the question why
so many, people prefer to stay at home
or go somewdere else. '
Too bad Mr. Roosevelt has not been
lold about the number of the wolves
In northern' Italy,' which-have become
no dangerous that troops have been
sent out to kllr them o)f. -
Now 'thai the old market house Is
removed from Capitol avenue, It wtlj
be In order for an enterprising rail
road to' reach out and take possession
of the street thus vacated.
The rahlmanites are talking about
organising- a flying squad . to attend
the democratic valentine party at Lin
coln. . ifiht 'remember in Llpcoln It's
ftfter '.i Vci'ock all the time.
The. efforts of President Gomez of
Cuba to muzzle those newspapers op
posed to hU'admlnUtraUon would In
dicate ' jhat .the administration may
have something to cover up.
Beca'uB" Peary has given that chck
for $10,000 io the fund for. the dis
covery of the south pole is no reason
why it will Ijeconie epidemic to treat
$1 0,000 .ohwkVsd recklessly. '
It now looks ag If .congress might
stretchthe.ll.000,000 for Missouri
river Improvement over the whole
stretch from the mouth to Sioux City.
That would' be' decidedly better.
So long as , the numerous investiga
tions into the cause of the high price
of HvlBg'db not stop short of the facts
and tlo iot last longer than a genor
atlon,v.we are not going to find fault.
We still JasUt that as a devoted fol
lower of Mr. Bryan, Edgar Howard,
whose loyalty , has sever been sus
pected, should not be accused by the
Cominouef of "trying to make him the
laughing stork of the country." 1
O. m: Hitchcock haa aold a building tot
fM.MO.! Yfoot. that bo a bully aenatoriaj
campaign fqd. We apeak for the flrat
$1.000. -y.repiera Laborer.
Nov a fast, ' When'oi M. lets loose
of his' $50,000 he will expect to enlist
more than fifty boosters with It.
The 'report' now Is that the Nlcar
aguan insurgent' general retreated
toward the enemy. This mistake will
robaly ajjeount for the fact that
there. hus been a battle fought in the
Central American riot
Talt Undt Firm. -
The address delivered by President
Taft before the New Tork Republican
club at Its Lincoln day anniversary
banquet rings out clear, and unmistak
able. Mr. Taft stands firm by the
pledges made in the republican na
tional platform, upon which he was
elected, and he shows no . signs of
weakening before the pressure of those
who fear his program will disturb bus
iness or departing from the path he
mapped out in order to follow extrem
ists advocating more radical measures.
Mr. Taft serves definite notice on the
trust magnates and Wall street gam
biers that he does not Intend to shape
hie course to meet their desires, but
on the contrary that if prevailing meth
ods of corporate finance and corpor
ation management conflict with the re
strictions imposed by law these meth
ods must be changed to conform with
the legal requirements' and persistent
offenders will . only Invito prosecution
and punishment. . " ;
If Mr. Taft was expected to gay some
thing that would reassure Wall street
and allay Its restlessness his pronounce
ment may be disappointing in some
quarters, but it will have vigorous
applause from the people as a whole
and should have the cordial approval
of all who are engaged in legitimate
business and who have nothing to fear
from a sensible and rational enforce
ment of the laws agalnset combniatlons
In restraint of trade, fraudulent stock
watering and evasion . of. just obliga
tions to the government.
Mr. Taft'g speech ' before the New
York Republican club is almost in the
nature of an accounting for the first
year of his administration, . and re
assertion of his determination to make
it the keynote of his administration
"to clinch the Roosevelt policies" to
use his favorite expression. As sucli it
will be accepted as proof positive of
his good faith and fixedness of pur
pose. ' 1 '
Haskell in Hot .Water."
.Oovernor Haskell , of (Oklahoma Is
again brought Into the limelight on a
charge of Irregularity in handling state
funds., A trial Is tn progress in Guthrie
to determine the legality of certain
state expenditures and the employment
of certain men on private work at state
expense. One of the men, O. T. Smith,
a personal private secretary to the
governor, waa mixed up with him, it
will be remembered, in the Muskogee
township bond deal.
Ever since the organixatton of the
state of Oklahoma there has been a
scandal of some sort, being aired In
its courts, on charges of graft and
irregularity on the part-of the state
officials. Oovernor Haskell has had
his hands full most of the time defend
ing himself, and several times since
his election he has faced' serious ac
cusations. Last Winter he Was brought
Into the public eye 'for harboring in
Oklahoma certain characters who were
wanted In Texas and Arizona for crim
inal offenses of various degrees of seri
ousness, and he turned them over only
when forced to do so by federal auth
ority . ...
Shortly after . the last presidential
campaign Governor Haskell found him
self Indicted for participation in town
site frauds, and while demanding trial
on the merits he.iUd behind every pos
sible technicality of the law. That he
would allow the suspicion to stand and
not Insist on being vindicated could
reflect little glory on the Oklahoma ex
ecutive. Oklahoma has been under demo
cratic control since Its . admission to
the union. That particular fact wov.ld
not ordinarily be considered more than
a mistake, but for the succession of
rows, investigations. Indictments,, law
suits and what not, Involving tho hon
esty and integrity ofvthe governor and
associated officials. ' And it is not to
be forgotten that Govenor Haskell was
slated to be secretary of the traas-iry
had the fortune of politics In 1908
turned in favor of the democratic candi
date for presidents ' i -
Canada and the ilother Country.
"If England Is attacked," said Sir
Wilfred Laurier, the Canadian premier,
recently, "we are liable to attack, al
though I do not say that we shall al
ways be attacked, nor that . we ohall
take part In all the wars of England.
In that matter we shall have to be
guided by circumstances upon which
the Canadian Parliament will- have to
In this statement Sir Wilfred Laurier
has almost said that In case of a war
between England , and any other power
Canada will use her own judgment as
to acting as an English; ally-or as a
neutral. That this would be the case
if war broke put between England
and the . United States Is ' hinted as
strongly as Sir Wilfrid,' under existing
circumstances, could well do. . That he
wishes to indicate that peace on the
North American continent U of para
mount interest to Canada Is very evi
It must not be thought that Canada
Is not loyal to England, for th-U Is
not true. A Bpirit of. loyalty -toward
England is more evident In Canada
now than ever before. But Canada
is fast developing Into a great nation
by herself and her great men, realising
that fact, are not going to Jeopardize
the possibilities of that development
by rash acts In the defense of policies
for which Canada is not responsible.
Canada will not strike for indepen
dence from England so long as re
lations with the mother country are
as kindly as they are. Mt 'could have
Its Independence If It wanted It. for
Canada. Is a powerful country In re
sources and In men.. nd England could
Lhardly. prevent It, But it wishes evi
dently only to work fox the best Inter
ests of Canada under the very satis
factory existing conditions and exer
cise the greatest concern that Its prog
reus may not be interrupted.
Ag-ain the False Prophet.
Republicans who have been giving
aid and comfort to the democrats with
any expectation that the democrats
will accord them appreciative recogni
tion or reciprocate favors by extending
a helping hand to republican insur
gents should take heed of the notices
repeatedly served through Mr. Bryan's
Commoner, of which this Is the latest
Let It not be forgotten that the fight to
be waged by the frtenda of popular gov
trnment Is against the republican party.
That party has been in power so long
that all sorts of official corruption have
thrived under Its administration. That
party must be driven from power If pop
ular government Is to be preserved.
This does not sound very much like
a prelude to the democrats taking the
republican insurgents Into their bosom,
but rather as a warning that the dem
ocrats are lavishing encouragement on
so-called Insurgents simply to use them
as stepping-stones, later to be kicked
It sounds very much like some pre
vious democratic fulmlnatlons from
the same source.
In 189$ we were told that the re
publican party must be driven from
power and 1$ to 1 free silver be sub
stituted for the gold standard or the
country would never regain prosperity.
In 1900 we were told that the re
publican party. must be driven from
power or the gentle McKlnley would
become a military dictator and the
bogie of imperialism would uproot all
our free Institutions.
In 1904 we were told that the re
publican -party must be driven from
power or Theodore Roosevelt would be
a second "man on horseback" and the
odious trusts would dictate to him 'his
In 1908 we were told that the re
publicans must be driven from power,
and the slogan, "Let the people rule,"
nailed to the mast'or the ship of state
would founder and the shipwreck
would leave no salvage.
On each of these occasions the peo
ple declined to be Intimidated by such
threats from false prophets, and the
country has gone steadily forward un
der republican administration enjoying
unprecedented prosperity and correct
ing Industrial, evils and governmental
abuses as they have arisen.
- It will be "up to the people to say
whether there la any more call now
for turning to the democrats as sa
viors of' popular government than
there has been since they.heaved a sigh
of relief when the last democratic
president went Into retirement after
four years of panic and calamity.
.. The First Six'Montni.
At the close of Cleveland's second
administration . democratic leaders
made the - excuse for - the terrible
condition in ' ;-whlcH' ' national af
fairs were found to be, that the
principles of , the democratic party
had-not had a fair trial to prove by
practical application that they were
good. It is evident from the clrticlsm of
democratic leaders that they have not
been willing to give even six months,
in which to let the Payne tariff law
demonstrate Its superiority over the
Dlngley law. This in consistency is
well pointed out by President Taft in
his speech in New York when he says:
The amount 'of misrepresentation to
which the tariff bill In its effects as a
downward revision bill was subjected has
never been exoeeded In this country, and
it Will doubtless take the actual operation
of the tariff bill for several years to
show to the country exactly what the leg
islation and its effects are.
Six month's time .hardly . affords a
fair trial for a new revenue law, especi
ally when every known Influence has
been brought into play to deceive the
general, public as to the changes made
and their actual working effects, and
yet the figures computed to show the
first six months' receipts 'under it are
decidedly creditable to the claims of
the new tariff law. As a matter of
fact democratic leaders would cry "bad
faith" no matter what tariff law were
enacted, so Jong . as it retained pro
tective duties, or even if it adopted
democratic ideas on the subject of the
tariff. ' The effort to hold the new
tariff responsible for the high jont of
living is a similar piece of insincerity
which the president quickly punct ires.
Quoting again from President Taft's
We shall be called upon to respond to
the charge In the next campaign that the
tariff, for which we are responsible, haa
raised prices. If the people listen to
reasonable argumenta It will be easy to
demonstrate that high prices proceed from
an entirely different cause and that the
present tariff, being largely a revision
downward, except with respeot to silks
and liquors, which are luxuries, cannot
b3 charged with having Increased any
prices. But this will not prevent our demo
cratic friends from arguing, on the prin
ciple of "post hoc propter hoc," that be
cause high prices followed the tariff,
therefore they are the result of It, and
we muHt not be blind to the ' weight of
such an argument In an electoral cam
paign. President Taft has 'not been an ex
tremist, ana as a consequence ho liayl
disappointed the extremists. ll holds
to the principle that great changes in
a great nation must of necssslty como
slowly. He holds that the present ad
ministration has a right to as fair a
trial In Its work as has the Individual,
but he insists that people shall not
allow themselves to be deceived by the
man who cries "wolf, wolf," when
there Is no wolf.
The death of County Commissioner
John A. Scott, on the threshold of his
political service as a public official, Is
to be greatly deplored, because Mr.
Scott gave every promise of efficiency
and - usefulness, . qualities he had al
ready demonstrated In private life and
business affairs. The Bee expressed
1U high opinion of Mr. Scott last fall
when he was a candidate before the
people, so that he did not have to die
first to have good words spoken for
Wondef It our amiable democratic
contemporary recalls the time when
the personal Interference of William
Jennings Bryan forced the Board of
Regents to reject their preferred
choice for chancellor of the State unt
verslty and appoint another who had
advocated 1$ to 1 free silver and sup
ported Mr. Bryan for the presidency.
If the Inhabitants Of the earth are
to be destroyed next May, when cur
globule passes through the tall of Hal-
ley's comet) all right.- However, e
are not going to play saint and sit In
sack cloth on the top of the house
waiting for it to happen, at least not
this weather. .
A good deal of fuss is being made
over the fact that-several votes were
cast In Virginia for a craty man tut
oongress.' It is not so very surprising,
as there Is room for suspicion that
some men really elected to congress
and have not been in their right minds
all the time.
In the recent municipal election in
Boston It cost Fitzgerald $10,600 to be
elected mayor, and the other fellow
$103,000 to be defeated. This, we
take It, Is another Illustration of the
high cost of the necessities of life in
William Salter, an Englishman, was
recently defeated for Parliament and
now his wife has been elected a member
of the London county council... Presum
ably Salter will now have a chance to
wash dishes and tend the baby. '
ungiish women have written two van
loads of letters to Premier Asquith, but
it Is safe to say that in hone f them
are there terms of endearment which
will start domestic, trouble in the pre
mier's household. . .
CaeVe aVnel Effect.
Wall Street Journal.
A bill to make the breaking of campaign
pledgee by elected candidates a penal of
ferse has been Introduced Into the Ken
tucky senate. Now for a heavy appropria
tion for Increased , Jail accommodations.;
Cold Store are Cariosities.
Some of the Investigations into the high
prices -are bringing1 6ut curious if not Im
portant facts. It was not widely known,
for instance that since last April there
have been -stored In three or four cold
storage plants In Jersey City about 200,000,
000 egg for the market during the present
winter: -The supply at present Is reported
by a cold itorag authority td be about
80,000,000 which ) ar getting fresher every
. . One Prop- of. HIkbv Prleeaw
Vofjten. Herald.. ... '
Twenty-six .members of the strawboard
cartel have .been fjned $2,000 each for-participation
in a combination for the purpose
of boosting the price of their, product, and
have been ordered to abandon their secret
arrangement . under . penalty . of., heavier
assessments. This la only one. cartel out
of many. It does pot Involve any destruc
tion of business, xx any tr.terferenee with
the progress of prosperity to break, such
cartels as these. There are scores of them
In lhe country today, each using Its power
to create artificial market conditions and
to fix prices arbitrarily, If these. Illegal
preps were knocked out Dy the law there
would be a perceptible drop In prices.-
Who Are the Losers f
Guggenheim copper stocks depreciated
$10,000,000 in five hours the . other day
owing to a rajd that in: alleged to have
been made by J. P. .Morgan because the
Guggenhelms had refused to take his ad
vice in connection with the formation of
the much talked of copper merger. Don't
make the mistake' of supposing that the
Guggenheim, are the ones who will lose
the $10,000,000. The loss will be Sustained
by a lot of people Who did not have money
enough to enable 'them to cling to copper
stock which they had bought before the
raid was started. It may be difficult,
therefore, for the- layman to understand
how the Guggenhelms were punished, but
what right have laymen to expect to un
derstand these things, anyway?
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES
Marked Difference la the Price Up
lift in Both Lines.
Indianapolis Journal. -In
the figures Sent to th senate by the
Department of Commerce and Labor show
ing the percentage of Increase In whole
sale and retail prices of staple articles of
food; between the years 1C98 and 1808, only
four out of the thirteen articles mentioned
show that the percentage of Increase- In
the retail price haa been greater than the
pcrcentago of increase in the wholesale
price, vlx. :
Butter Wholesale, Elgin, 29.8; creamery,
extra, 1T7. 5; dairy, 24.8; retail, 3u, no quality
Coffee Wholesale, S.0; retail, 6.
Dressed llution W holesale, HI. 4; retail.
It am- Wholesale, 21.; retail, 31.8.
The other nine articles show greater lo-creaes-ki
the wholesale price: .
Bread Wholesale. 26.1; retail. 4.9. .
Chet-nc Wholesale, .9; retail, So.2.
New laid, wholesale, a.; retail.
Lard-Whoiesule, 63.3; retail, 33.2.
Beef Wholesale, fiet-h, 11.4; salt, 41.9; re
tall, fresh, 14.9; salt. 10 6.
BacunvV holesale. u4.b; retail, 62.9.
- Milk Wuoitsale, au; retail, 18,1.
folatoea Wholesale, 70.t; retail, 26.5.
Wheat Flour W holesale, spring, 43.8;
winter, 36.8; retail, 24.4; no quality Indi
If to the - ordinary buyer - for domestic
use some of these figures appear rather
conservative in meat products, for Instance
it must be remembered that these are
19US prices, which were considerably lower
than the prices of 1914. -This s shown by
liradftreets commodity Index, which. In
19US. ranged between 8.2949 on January 1,
which waa the low point of the year,
while the Index number for January 1 of
this year was 9.2310, the highest point It
haa ever attained.
But the point of the comparison ,1s that
there haa been no unreasonable increase
In retail prices. Even In the four in
stances where there has been a greater I11
oreaie In the retail price than In the
wholesale price if has been small as com
pared with the actual Increase of the
wholesale price. On the other hand, the
greater Increase In the wholesale price of
the other' nine commodities shows that the
retailer is making smaller profit on them
than he waa In ISM, the year on which the
coHiparlsea Is based. -
Home Interesting Phases
aal Coadltlona Observed
a the nation's OapltoL
The distilling Interests of the country
are going to give the blenders another run
for their booze. They are not satisfied
with President Taffs decision cu the ques
tion, "What la 141 whisky?" Both the
straight goods and the blenders know
what it is and have endeavored to show
Attorney General Bonaparte, President
Koosevelt and President Taft the right
brand. Each official conversed both wit
tily and learnedly around lhe aamples
submitted, but with characteristic matur
ity of thought kept In the middle of the
road. Whereat the blenders rejoiced and
the stralghtouts sulked and sobbed. Kulea
governing the branding of whisky In ac
cordance with President Taft's decision
are about to Issue from the Internal rev
enue office and the straights have de
cided to put the question squarely before
the grave ard venerable justices of the
supreme court. John C. Spooner and John
O. Carlisle as amicus curia will assist the
court In arriving at a decision that will
touch the right spot. That will be at the
bung In the cask.
Lovra of the artlstlo continue to deolore
that the Introduction of western customs
Into eastern countries has robbed the Amer
ican capital of Its most picturesque aspect,
ays a writer In the Washington Star. Ten
years ago the casual visitor could be en
tranced by the sight of the quaint Korean
sauntering about the streets In their hats
which looked like a section of stovepipe and
tneir striking robes embroidered In gold
bullion. The Turks and Persians proudly
ventured abroad In their fess and the Jap
anese still adhered to the national garb.
ow au is chang-ed. Perhaps the last In
novation Is the most painful for the Si
amese, those mysterious people whose na
tive garments are as graceful and flowing
as those worn by the ancient Greeks; they
now appear as correct In apparel as a Pa
risian boulevardler. The minister from
81am. Phya AkharaJ Varadhere. who waa
accredited to this capital In 1301, but who
has been absent for three yeare in his na
tive land, has returned to Washington with
every' trace of eastern customs obliterated.
Tht courtly envoy formerly wore his ex-
isits rsces of soft mliite wuul and ihe
graceful headdress, which Is a cross be
tween a turban and the East Indian drap
ing. Being a man of culture and learning
and deeply Imbued with the reticence of
his race, he resented the attention which
his costume attracted when he ventured
into the streete. 80 he adopted the color
less raiment of Europe. Now with the de
parture of the former charge d'affaires of
mam with his three little children, the last
vuciiimiBiii excepting tne Chinese
is eliminated from the Washington streets.
ine Lnd of the White EleDhant ha .
capable and gracious hostess , In the wife
or Its first secretary, Edward H. Loftus.
The only woman in the lejratlon. h I its
official chatelaine, though the hospitalities
wnicn tnis country extends through its en
voys are generally of the stag order.
Women are not conspicuous social fla-ures
according . to the eastern philosophy, but
irs. tortus is not bound by these teneta
and Is one of the most popular figures In
the foreign contingent.
A group of senators in the clakroom
Were discussing the other day the orlaln
of the term "cuckoo," relates a correspond
ent of the Brooklyn Eagle. Senator Till
man modified thla term during the rate' bill
fight by speculating about the Identity r
the "Senatorial Spaniel" who would Intro
duce the Roosevelt rate bill. The late Sena
tor Morgan la credited with having coined
the expression "White Mouse cuckoo." It
was in 1S9J during the debate on the repeal
of the Sherman silver law. President Cleve
land was at times bitterly attacked. To
his defense Invariably rushed Senator Vilas
of Wisconsin, a man with a' deep, cavern
ous voice, and a habit of thrutln hi
head forward to emphasise his words as
he laid a mantel of gush upon the be
labored administration. It waa Just after
Mr. Vilas had given one of these exhibi
tions that Senator Morgan said:
"The trnmoet had annnilfuV th
were marshaled, the clook had struck at
the White House, and the cuckoos here
In the senate put their heads out of the
boxes and responded to Inform us the time
of day." 1 1
But Senator Morgan was not the first
man to use the cuckoo phrase in congress.
Many years ago, when the debate, on the
Missouri compromise was in progress, a
member from Ohio continually sought to
end a speech which Mr. Randolph was
making With cries of "previous question."
Finally nettled at the interruption, Mr.
"In the Netherlands a man of small ca
pacity, with bits of wood and leather will.
In a few minutes, construct a toy, that
with the pressure of a finger and thumb.
cry . Cuckoo, cuckoo,' with less of Inge
nuity, and with Interior materials, the peo
ple of Ohio , have made a toy that will,
without much pressure, cry, 'previous
question, Mr. Speaker, previous question.' "
Many of the sharp things said in con
gress are left out of the Congressional
Record. Representative James C. Pohh t
Alabama was responsible for tha -
Mr. Speaker, where am I at?" but It
was cut out of the Record. Senator Wol
cott once quoted, for the benefit of Sena
tor Carey, the Spanish proberb, "It Is a
waste or lather to shave an ass." In the
Interest of harmony the sentence was left
out of the Record.
The senate has the reputation of being
slow moving body, but on February 1
with the assistance of the parties Inter
ested, performtd an act of speed seldom
equaled. Senator Thompson of North n.
kota, who was appointed to the senate
on November 10 last, had resigned, and tlie
governor of the state had been so notified.
On the morning of the 1st Senator Thomp
son's resignation was read in the senate,
ne proaucea ins successor with his cre
dentials, who was sworn In at once. The
new senator Is W. W. Purcell of Wahpe
ton. Senator Purcell Is a heavy-set man
with a well-defined absence of hair on the
top of his head. He at once qualified as a
member of the bald-head brigade, which
numbers among Its members such dis
tinguished senator as Gaillnger. Bacon
Carter, Depew, Burnham and Taylor.
t aba's Progress.
Cuba has gone through the year with
out pestilence and disorder. A third of ita
children are at school, where a sixth were
ten years ago. Illiteracy la disappearing
and is far below Spain today. The Cubana
neglect the ballot. At the election In De
cember, 1909, only 20,000 votes were
cast, out of 420,000, but as education
spreads, public spirit will grow. Cuba al
ready shows what every Spanish-Ameri
can country will become, as It haa like
Now for tho Woods. -
If those haughty people responsible for
the high coat of living have teara to shed
they must prepare to hed them now.
That militant and aggreaslve friend of
the mases, the Hon. Stephen B. Elklns of
West Virginia, la on their trail armed and
equipped with a particularly sharp stick!
gUCCESS with any kind of cooking in which
spices are used particularly gingerbread
depends entirely upon the quality of spices used.
guaranteed. Frejhness is
1T i ,mot recipe for
Oingerbread given In our cook, book. Ask
grocer tor lone s Spices,
firert mltm mml k L. .
Re-rnAT,rT JheT tr ,wo kind of tpicea
1 ONE BROS. anH ".A." V
TONE BROS., Des Molnea, Iowa.
sVraeVs ef hW cftrtr- 010 COLDiH COfttL
same: old iTonv,
Another Marrlaae for Title Scaadal-
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Vienna witnessed on Tuesday another of
those apectacles which make all d.-oent
Americans think of the "International
marriage" as a national disgrace.
It was the raiding by bailiffs of the res
idence there of Prince Miguel of Bra
gansa, an unsavory offshoot of the reign
ing family of Portugal.
The Interest and the disgust of Ameri
cans In what would be otherwise only the
adventure of a European profligate with
his oredltors arises from the fact that
Prince Miguel was recently "Induced"
with 000,000 to conferhis title upon the
foolish American daughter of a more fool
ish American mother.
The sordid details of this commercial
transaction will be recalled how the
prince refused to go forwaid with the af
fair until the , 000, 000 was turned over to
liia lawyers how as the weeding day ap
proached he waa found to be In pawn at
a hotel and his future mother-in-law had
to pay his bill and send him railroad fare
how his progress to the altar was one
continuous dodging of sheriff's officers.
Now comes this spectacle In Vienna, for
the scandal of which European public
opinion holds the American wife to
blame. Has she not millions, and Is it
not her duty, from European viewpoints,
to pay her husband's debts? On what
other consideration has the American girl
been allowed to call herself "Princess of
juia more scandals are promised. It
seems that there Is a "syndicate" of
rrtnea Miguel's creditors, who say thai
he agTeed to pay them 20 per cent, or
11,000.000, out of the "dowry" of 15,000,000
be received, and that he has hot ' paid
in other words, It seems that Prince
Miguel has capitalised and promoted and
underwritten for the marriage market and
that the promoters are threatening to go
to law to recover their vendor's commis
Faugh! What utterly disgusting affairs
all these "alllanoes" between American
women of wealth and European "men ' of
title sooner or later turn out to . be!
What outrages upon every senae of Amer
ican aecenoy with resaect to the marriage
relation and the considerations out -of
which it should arise they all are!
. Hot Race to South pole.
tt the National Geographic society's pro
ject to send an expedition to find tho
south pole shall materialise In accordance
with the suggestions of Peary, the feature
which will be apt to attract the most
popular attention will be the fact that
this enterprise will be conducted In virtual
rivalry with a British scheme to achieve
the same feat. While scientists may de
scribe the undertaking as an important
step In research, the average man will
probably view It chiefly as an Interesting
race between the two nations for the lower
President Taft's complaint that "nobody
ever drops In at the White House" Is
nicely balanced by ' Emperor William's
complaint that everybody seems bent on
dropping in at the royal palace in Berlin.
Our Birthday Book
rsbruary 14, 1910.
Judge Smith McPherson was born In In
diana, February 14, 1848. He located at
Red Oak and became dlstriot Judge., and
then member of congress, being appointed
United States district judge for the south
ern district of Iowa by President Roose
velt In 1900.
"Mogy" Bernstein Is 24 years old today.
His official title Is chief probation officer
and his real name la .. Moses. "Mogy"
started out as a newsboy, and In charge of
the newsboys for The Bee, but has
branched out Into various lines of business
and Is now himself a publisher In the per
son of the Mogy Publishing company.
.Philip Potter, manager for Nebraska for
the American Surety company of New
Tork, waa born February 14, 1845, In Balti
more. He was educated at Hobart college
and Brown university, and was In the
mercantile business before he located in
Omaha In ISM.
Henry HUler, proprietor of the Hlller
Liquor company. Is celebrating his birth
day today. He Is a native of Germany
and lived In Red Oak before locating In
Omaha. "If It cornea from Hlller's, it must
..1 eJM immmmmmmm tnsa
A Health' Guaranteo to be Found in No Other Water,
1 The ONLY Water put up in STERILIZED
2 The ONLY Water Domestic or Foreign
-which is NEVER put in a bottle that
has been used before.
'The World's Best Table Water'
0m 'Si HaatfsnnsJ issni II
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ssiured by the air-titht
t 'il r9m
am sr-a Ttrf-f tf-.. iff m
Count Bonl threat e.s to marry another
American girl, and If there Is one of the
sort loft she deserves It.
Have you a confederate Bllvcr half dol
lar about you? If so, keep It. It Is worth
20.000 of Uncle Sam's silver halves.
Mr. Roosevelt hag started on 108-mllo
hike. As ho Is accompanied by Major 1
Mourns, retired from the army by reason. 1
of physical disability, of course he will
Edwin Morris, head of the Nelson Morris
Packing company, haa paid 1700,000 for a
Mexican ranch of 2,2o0,000 am, together A
with 20,000 cattle. The ranch Is seventy- V
five miles from El Paso.
Lawyer JU D. Brandels, counsel for
Glavis (the discharged special agent) be
fore the investigating commission. Is a
brother-in-law of frWreUry Balllnger's
cabinet colleague, Secretary Nagel.
The announcement - of Mrs. Marilla M.
Riiker, a lawyer and ieader in the suf
fragette movement, thut she 1h to be a
candidate for the governorship of New
HampHhire has created a sensation. Mrs.
Rlcker, who is wealthy. Is now tn Cali
fornia, and has sent a dispatch announcing
herself as a candidate on a woman's
Mrs. Jane Morris of Sand Gap, Jackson
county, Ky., Is S9 years of age, and has
had a total of 580 descendants, of whom
408 are living, and of whom forty-three
are gieat-greut-grandchildren. As .she Is
still vigorous, and some of her descendants
In the fifth generation are approaching
maturity, she nay see descendants In W
sixth generation. j"
POINTED PLEASANTRIES. '
Friend Now, my dear woman, .don't you
feel the loss of a man about the house?
Widow Not with the kitchen stovo nmok
lng the. way it does. Uunif.iore American.
"I have six doctors and they can't agree
on what alls me. Three think It's one
thlnK, and three think it's another. What
would you advise mo to -do. Discharge
"No. Hire one more and give him tle
deciding vote." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"We greatly admired your speech, Ben
tt Gargle'-'-- k- ....... i-.
"Well, 1'nj free to confers that. I con
sider It. one of the finest Inspirations my
secretary ever had. "-rCleveland Plain
Miss Sweat It is Just the sort of en
gagement ring I preferred. None of n?4 '
others were nearly so pretty. How thougrliiA
ful of you! I
George Not at all deaf. This Is the ring
I have always used. Kansas City Journal.
Benham We are getting near the birth
day of the man who never told a He.
Mrs. Benham We don't need the antll
versary to remind us that he la dead
"I ve coma here," said the man at the
lunch counter, "to escape being talked to
death. Doesn't It bother you when some
body gabbles to you by the hour?"
. "Not a bit," said the other man. "The
more anybody talks to me the faster I
"Great Scott. What do you work atT"
"I'm a shorthand reporter." Chicago Tri
"So Jellabv always rets a warm un.ii-nm.
I SUDDOSe so. I know hi wir.
keeps him In hot water." Baltimore Amer
ican. First Boy Where -er nln' in annh
Second Boy (on the run) Fire alarm!
F. B. Where?
S. B. Bos KRi1 hc'li flra m if I .,.--
"j.i-iv ir am errana in ten minutes.
Boston Transcript .... ...
S. E. Klser In Judge.
A valentine I waft to you;
In ballad form, you see, 'tis wrought.
Its graces may, alas!, be few.
But with my dearest hopes 'tis fraught.
It It be lame In theme or plot.
Condemn me, for the fault Is mine; '
But pity my unhappy lot
Oh, please accept my valentine! ''
There may be others. It is true, '
That please -your fancy and have not
Such faults as mine Dresent to view.
The laden postman' may have brought
A thousand others all unsought.
Each voicing hope in every line;-'
But let thla touch a tender spot ..
Oh, please accept my valentine! ,
If there be any rhyme askew
Or any "1" that lacks a dot, 4.
O'erlook the fault, 1 prythee do, -1 '. 1
For 1 have done my bent, (iod wot!
In love's tiwef't aervlre men have fought.
But more have battled, I opine.
For fuel needed 'neath the pot
Oh, please accept my valentine! " "
L'ENVOI. , . . '
Sir. I'm enraptured by the thought
That on your pane my name may shine;
Wherefore this hopeful parting shot
On, plcaxe accept my valentine!