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tat bf Nebraska. IViugla County. s !
Oecrge H. Tichuck, treasurer of Th
See i'tihltshtng Company. being duly
iorn, say tMt th actual number ot
full anil emnplet 'copies of The Hally.
Morning, Evening anil Hunday Bee printed
during tha roontli of March.
1 i... 43.TT0
t 4t.10
49, MO
11 48,010
12 43,980
12 41.700
14.... 43,130
It.. a,630
II 41,400
21 40,010
it 43,770
)0 40,410
(1 48,700
Total 1,300,400
Uetuined eOpies ' -10,700
Net total 1,315.00
U4iij Mcml'e 40,441
tHiin-L-rlbiHi in my presence and aworn
to i.tiort i llun Vint day of Marctt,
, Notary Public.
haaarrlacra leavlaat tk Its- .
Ivrariir akaal4 ) Ik e
iHUlIrs tm llaena. AdOraaa will
( .a ' mm walal.
(low big Is Ornaba? Everybody
g lifts
That in certainly a pretty race be
twecu Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
How ran women get the suffrage?"
awkg Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont. Walt
for it.
The moth ball and base ball go-up
and down together. as the seasons come
and go.
it is at least evident that the big
stick was not lost In the thick Jungles
of Africa.
Those' fellows "higher up" seem to
be as hard to get at as turkeys around
King Edward, It is said, "sees his
doctor . every, day." But look at the
king's pay envelope.
Seems to be a spirit of jealous
rivalry between the Mississippi and
New York legislatures.
If It is proved that one of the Morse
jurors was insane It might pay Pitts
burg to hunt up a few lunatics.
Now some persistent person has
raised the cry, "What shall we do with
our millionaires?" Ask them to
Too bail Charley Fanning didn't
,tay there a little longer and lay a
smooth road for , Mr. Roosevelt to
travel to the Vatican.
With Halley's comet due May 18,
Mt. Etna. still rumbling, congress in
session and. the fall elections in sight,
this ought to be a rather lively year
The fact that a Chinaman has or
dered 150 seats at the Johnson-Jeffries
fight proves beyond doubt that there
is going to be some color to this affair.
We have a sort of a sneaking idea
that on the suggestion of Mr. Bryan
for senator Edgar Howard will second
the motion, county prohibition, kite
tail and all.
The senior yellow. Journal which her
aided a f 2,000,000 , fire loss has
marked it down to $700,000. That
valiant flre-flghtor ought to be enlisted
in the salvage corps.
An increase of 21 per cent In
Omaha's postoffice receipts for March,
1910, as compared with Maroh, 1909,
is another prosperity straw that ought
not to be overlooked.
And now ex-Secretary of State Por
ter nominates Mr. Bryan for United
States senator. Thought Mr. Bryan
had given Congressman Hitchcock an
irrevocable pledge not to run.
Over $1,000,000 of city money on
deposit in the various local banks
While the banks are paying the city 2
per cent interest, the city Is paying 7
per cent on outstanding interest bear
ing debts. Good business, that.
Senor Zelaya- promises never again
to make trouble in South America.
Dr. Cook pledges himself never to glvs
another lecture before an American
audience. Commander Peary says he
ha's made his last Polar expedition.
What is h lb, the millennium?
The order for 150 seats at the Jeffries-Johnson
fight for certain eminent
Chinamen and the news that Wu Ting
Fang is soon to run over to the United
States got in about the same time. St.
Petersburg says Wu's mission is one
of business. Yes, well, that's all
The first tax returns coming into the
county assessor Indicate a downward
revision. But that wao to hav been
expected as a result of th change of
the revenue law by the late democratic
legislature making assessors elective
Instead of appointive. It is the oft
taught lesson of experience that th
assessor Is much more lenient to his
ropstituenrs if he owes his Job to
As between "becoming a liar and re
maining a member of this body la
good standing and speaking the truth
and ' thereby Injuring myself finan
cially, politically and socially," Sena
tor Ben Conger resigns bis seat la tho
New York legUUtur. After all. ho is
entitled to some credit for bringing to
light tho culpability of the boodlers
and aiding In tho general work of
purification-- '
A False Alarm.
After all It appears that President
Taft and former President Rooseelt
are still personal and political friends
and that the tales to the contrary are
a false alarm. The fact that the presi
dent and bis predecessor have been In
touch with each other right along is
corroborated, and must be Just A little
disconcerting In certain quarters,
though there is no reason for anyone
being surprised.
Diligent and persistent effort has
been made In the last year to create
the impiescion that Taft and Roosevelt
had fallen out, that the administra
tion's course In the Plnchot matter
had been the means of severing a
friendship that had existed for many
Intimate friendships of the sort that
has bound these men are not formed
In a day, nor broken In a night. They
are founded on mutual confidence and
esteem and require as strong elements
to uproot them. The probability is
that if Theodore Rootsevelt 'decides to
take an active part in the coming elec
tions he will throw the whole vigor
of his strenuous character to the sup
port of President Taft's administration
and will prove by actual deeds that he
Is still for the man whose nomination
and election as president he did so
much to bring about.
The charge that President Taft has
been backsliding from the Roosevelt
policies Is Just like the criticism made
of Mr. Roosevelt when he succeeded
President McKlnley and told the people
it would be his purpose to carry to
completion the work the late president
left unfinished. But when the time
came for choosing another chief magis
trate this carping criticism was dead
ened In the volume of popular acclaim
that greeted the republican nominees,
Back to the Railway Commission.
The decision of the United States
supreme court Invalidating the Ne
braska law which undertook to re
quire railroad companies to put spur
tracks and switches to all grain ele
vators alike, Irrespective of whether i
they were on the line or not, practi
cally puts t,hl8 question back to the
State Railway commission.
The law in question was the out
growth of flagrant discrimination by
the railroads in favor of the line ele
vators and against the farmers' co
operative elevators by withholding
trackage facilities and cars and other
accommodations. The supreme court,
however, seems to have agreed that a
law making it compulsory on the rail
roads to build a spur and switch on
demand without regard to the condi
tions in each particular case, is equiv
alent to taking the property of the
corporation without compensation,
and, therefore, confiscation prohibited
by the federal constitution.
A strict application of this ruling,
however, without any other means of
redress, would unquestionably work a
hardship, in the other direction as
much, if not more, than would this
requirement on the railroads. Fortu
nately, we now have a State Railway
commission fully empowered "to take
up any complaint and render and en
force a decision- on the merits in
volved. While the legislature cannot
by law confiscate the property of the
railroads under any pretense or In
direction, the railroads are under ob
ligation by their charters as common
carriers to provide the necessary facil
ities to take care of all traffic offered
In an expeditious and reasonable
manner. The building of spur tracks
and switches could be ordered by the
State Railway commission on the
showing of any applicant who has
been refused, and It would devolve on
the railroad to make out that the de
mand Is unwarranted and unreason
able and Itq re3sal in no sense a dis
crimination in favor of one set of
shippers as against another. The an
nulment of the law Involved in the
supreme court decision, therefore,
ought not to be serious in its effects,
nor should it be assumed by the rail
roads to be a license for them to go
back to their old practice of playing
favorites against particular elevators
because put up by Independent or co
operative concerns.
The Hotel Problem.
Omaha is still living in hopes that it
will before long add to Its present
equipment a big new hotel thtt will
outrank all the others. We regret to
have to admit that we do not Just yet
see this hotel In sight, but that does
not make It any less a consummation
to be wished.
The hotel problem, however. Is not
exclusive to Omaha, but confronts
nearly all of our large cities. In Chi
cago, well supplied as the city is, the
outcry is for still more and better
hotels to accommodate the traveling
public. Referring to this demand the
Chicago American indulges some re
marks which are equally appropriate
Chicago needs and desires all the splen
didly equipped hotels money and busi
ness enterprise can procure. Tha great
convention city of tha country oiuat have
th two requisites climate and hotel ac
commodations. It does not strictly mat
ter whether new hotels are Individual In
vestments or a part of a chain or a sys
tem or a "trust" extending. to other cen
tral points. Chicago does not car whether
the hotels are put up by capital from
New York or Berlin, Illinois or Paris, or
whether th promoter proposes or does
not propose to put up a similar hotel in
an Francisco, Boston or Denver. The
main point Is that Chicago ahall profit
by such investment where It la needed
and ts likely to prove profitable, and that
Its own facllltiea ahall be Increased. No
body ever has complained that any large
city ever had too many first class hotels.
Omaha In its way is as much ot a
convention city as Chicago, and
Omaha will match climate with the
city on th lake at any season of the
year, so that If Chicago Is not partic
ular whether Its hotels ore put up by
home capital or are part of the hotel
trust, Omaha need not be more partic
ular. In fact, if the promoters of the
proposed new Chicago hotel want to
put Omaha on the circuit for a chain
of hotels, they will find an opening
here they cannot afford to pass up.
Progress of the Railroad Bill.
The railroad bill before congress is
undergoing Uie most thorough scrutiny
in both houses, which encourages the
belief that the people will secure the
enactment of a law that will meet
public netls and give general satisfac
tion. Senator Root, who made a three
days' speech on the bill, advanced its
cause and facilitated its progress ma
terially in accepting the amendment
of Senator Cummins to the court of
commerce clause, the feature of the
bill on which the insurgent element
concentrated its Are. Senator Root's
action has been construed in the light
of- a compromise, but friends of the
measure regard It as a stroke in di
plomacy. It has not, however, com
pletely silenced opposition to this pro
vision and It may be reopened later.
Opponents of the bill have seriously
attacked it also because of a section
that permits what they' call "pooling
agreements," but which Its friends In
sist is a necessary and salutary ar
rangement to maintain stability of
traffic. This section authorizes agree
ments between common carriers, sub
ject to the act "specifying the classifi
cations of freight and the rates, fares
and charges for transportation of pas
sengers and freight which they agree
to establish," provided a copy of the
agreement in each case is filed with
the Interstate Commerce commission
"within twenty days after It Is made
and before or when any schedule of
any rate, fare or charge or any classifi
cation made pursuant to the agreement
is filed with the commission." Here is
a possible bone of contention, but the
bill declares finally and specifically
that nothing In it shall be deemed as
"authorizing the making of agree
ments for the pooling of freight in
violation of the act of February 4,
Friends of the bill have urged the
point that there is a sharp difference
between pooling traffic or earnings and
agreeing on certain classifications and
charges. The fact that this bill gives
legal authority to a practice common
for years this one of agreeing on
classifications and charges ought not
to condemn it. But the bill is attacked
again because it simply requires the
filing with and not the approval by
the commission of these agreements.
Senator Root insists this approval is
entirely unnecessary.
A point objected to by the railroads
is found in the large powers it confers
on the Interstate Commerce commis
sion in passing upon any schedule that
Is filed. This latitude is so wide as to
allow a lapse of ninety days from the
time the schedule is filed and takes
effect and it is urged that within this
extensive period the commission could
virtually dictate any change It saw fit
in the schedules. But the friends of
the bill are giving close attention to
this provision and in their determina
tion to secure the ultimate passage of
a good bill may be relied on to agree
to no alteration that seriously weak
ens It.
Canada Bidding- for Americans.
The Canadian government, accord
ing to the federal Immigration com
mission, has hit upon the novel plan
of paying cash, premiums for American
settlers. The commission makes some
Interesting disclosures along this line
in its recent report. They completely
confute the popular Improision that
this migration of American citizens
into tho northern Dominion is alto
gether a spontaneous desire to get land
in that fertile country.
The truth Is, as this report declares,
that Canada has a systematic plan by
which it is inducing this stream of
colonization. It has its agents estab
lished In sixteen cities of the United
Rtates, chiefly in the west, and these
agents work over a certain radius of
country, so as to cover all the territory
' from which it could be reasonably ex
pected to draw new citizens. For every
man induced to go to Canada and settle
there the Ottawa government pays 3
and for every woman a smaller sum.
The success of this plan Is reflected
in the fact that between 1901 and
1908 nearly 395,000 American men
and women went into Canada as emi
grants. Nor have these people gone
entirely without financial resources,
unable to boy land, and thus become
permanent residents. The report shows
they have bad an average of $1,000
per capita. This is a most remarkable
showing and throws much light on a
subject in which the people of the
United States, and especially of the
west, must feel a vital Interest.
Whether It is their duty to undertake
to divert this stream of emigration, it
is at least their right to know the facts.
In 1909 alone, It Is said, nearly 90,000
Americans left their own country for
residences in Canada.
Every man who has had his eyes
open has known of this steady drift
of landseekers toward Canada, but few
have been fully aware of tho methods
employed to stimulate this migration.
Th common view of the movement
bao been on of entire friendliness.
Americans have believed it to be a
good thing for some of their own peo
ple to colonize tho great growing sec
tions of Canada, plant American ideas
and Ideals and create new markets for
American commerce. But this virtual
paving of premiums for American set
tlers at so much per bead is so wholly
novel as to give a new aspect to the
situation and invite new consideration.
Strikes and Politics.
Strikes as a means of settling indus
trial disputes are bad enough, but
when employed as a vehicle for politi
cal intrigue they are a worse menace.
The street car strike In Philadelphia
Is a forceful example of th grave
consequences of such a combination.
Not only property and public conveni
ence,' but life, has been sacrificed as
a result of this strike.
In Philadelphia it seems that certain
large corporations In the city and
state, which were at outs, have used
this strike to punish each other. They
have used the strikers as catspaws to
rake their cheBtnuts oat of the fire.
They have Ignored the claim of the
public for sate and uninterrupted car
service and turned their backs upon
the franchise rights derived from the
public, looking only to the achieve
ment of their selfish aspirations.
Where, of course, strikers refuse to
lend themselves to such a conspiracy,
these evils, if not impossible, are at
least minimized. But the strikers are
always looking for every advantage
and are ready to accept assistance. It
is not unnatural for them to join
hands with one or the other of these
big corporations when the hand' Is ex
tended. Whether the strikers in Phila
delphia have knowingly gone into
such a combination Is not certain, but
it Is widely believed that they have
had the opportunity. It is also the
confident belief that but for this very
outside Influence this strike would
have been settled long ago. People who
have granted franchise privileges to
corporations and are entitled to first
consideration get none when these
crises arise and the corporation goes
into a finish fight with some hated
rival in politics.
If the city of Philadelphia and the
state of Pennsylvania, even at such
fearful cost, have brought this evil so
prominently before the people that,
they will demand some redress the
strike In the end might be counted
partly good, with all its toll of life and
Now comes a lawyer moving to quash
indictments against ninety-one public
officials In Pittsburg for the overpow
ering reason that the foreman of the
grand jury which Indicted them was
disqualified because he did not reside
in Allegheny county. There Is the
stoutest tribute that has been paid to
the Great American Technique In a
long time.
The expert of the Marine hospital
who is to report on sanitary conditions
here in Omaha will make a personal
investigation of the households In
which typhoid cases have occurred, and
try, also, to traee: the source from that
end. Why could not our own sanitary
officials have done that long ago?
Governor Shallenberger says he is
coming to Omaha to campaign against
Mayor "Jim" In the enemy's country.
Fix the dates right and we may save
tome firework money.
PasKlnat of "Poor l.o.'
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Before tho end of the year Uncle Sam
must pay a claim of IS.000,000 to the Chero
kee Indians. Poor IO la an expression
that steadily grows more poetic, except
for the government treasury.
Square Meats and Sqnared Circle.
New York World.
Men grumble at tha Increased price of
the square meal, but they are going to pay
about IS&O.tKK) tf see - Jeffries and Johnson,
meet In the squared circle. Which, after
all, la a matter of beef in another form.
Attacks Army'a Belt Line.
Brooklyn Eagle.
An average .walk of three miles a day foi
army offices Is more reasonable than an
annual test of fifty miles In three days.
If the reform Is determined on, the depart
ment will not have to distribute anti-fat
remedies except in rare instances.
A Prophesy tkat Failed.
Chicago Tribune.
Inasmuch as Colonel Roosevelt got safely
out of Africa, in good health and spirits
and looking like a tralneu athlete. Prof.
Btarr has been able to dra a long breath
and feel himself relieved of all further
I responsibility for the well being of th dis
j tlngulshed traveler.
Iowa Stalwart Soands an Alarm os
Tariff Tinkering.
Des Moines Capital.
We are not sure that the farmers of
Iowa realize their own prosperity. Some
times It Is Impossible to make one realize
that he Is doing well. But the farmers of
Iowa can certainly lay c aim to the best
times they ever had.
Home of them are wondering how long
these conditions may continue. Home peo
ple are saying that when the farmers be
gin to produce more, prices will go down.
Prof. Curtis of Ames, In a speech in Di a
Moines, said that there was a shortage
in the hog crop because of the decline In
the price of hogs two years ago, which
discouraged the breeding of hogs. But we
are disposed to disagree with Prof. Curtis.
Hogs are now sold before they are 2 yens
old. At a less age than that they are
converted into salt meats. The truth Is
that everything Is high because th pro
tective tariff Is keeping out foreign made
goods. Keeping out foreign made goods
means that the American people are doing
their own manufacturing, hence have full
employment at full pay. This condition has
been true so long that (hose who live on
aalaralea and by wages have become lib
eral spenders of money. The farmer re
ceives the benefit of of this liberal spend
ing ot Incomes. Nothing can take thla
condition of prosperity from the farmer ex
cept a repeal of th protective tariff or Its
Important modification. Th politicians are
threatening to do these thlnga and we warn
th farmers of this stats to beware of
thes political achemee. Not a man la
promising greater prlcta for farm products.
Nearly every man la promising tower
prices. And we ahall be ernased if any of
the farmers of this state are induced to
co-operate with th politicians toward th
destruction of th preaenthday farming
Army Gossip
Matter of Interest Ow aad Back
of th Firing Oleaaed from
tk Army aad Vary Bg-ltr.
"experiments are being conducted by the
army subsistence department with corned
beef hash, as well as with corned beef, as
a substitute for bacon In th haversack
ration. It is desired to adopt a pound ot
the hash or beef In lieu of the three
fourths of a pound of bacon, and it Is be
lieved that the former will materially add
to the nutritive value of the ration, be
sides making It more palatable. The pric
of bacon has Increased to such a figure
that It la desirable to find a substitute
which shall be cheaper and still retain the
surtainlng quality of the meal component.
Th suhHlstence officers are not entirely
satisfied with the arrangement of the
haversack ration In the matter of cover
ing some of the articles. It Is proposed
to have the meat portion placed In drawn
cans and to carry the coffee also In tins,
which some of the experts believe will con
tribute to Its strength and flavor.
The Infantry drill regulations are being
revised with a thoroughness" which amounts
to a rewriting of the present edition. The
work Is being performed by Colonel Joseph
W. Duncan. Sixth Infantry, acting chief
of Infantry on the' general staff, who Is
In charge of the project; Major Clarence
K. Ientler. Second Infantry, and Captain
William S. (Jraves. Twentieth Infantry.
The preliminary draft of the new text has
been completed and work Is well under
way on the copious Index. There will be a
discussion of the new provisions by the
general staff before the manusotipt Is sent
to the printer. Some Important radical
changes have been made, notably In ex
tended order, which la practically entirely
new. with the exception of the methods
which are believed, in the opinion of a ma
jority of Infantry officers, to be satslfao
tory. such as the retention of deploying
by skirmishers. The "school of the bat
talion" and the "school of the company"
remain much as they are now.
Now that congress has turned down the
proposition requiring the accounting of
ficers of the treasury to annul the charged
against army officers for other payments
alleged by the auditor to have been made
for exercising higher command, It Is ex
pected the secretary of war will again
take up the question In Its relation to the
stoppage of the pay to those officers most
directly Interested. The subject was brought
to the attention of Mr. Dickinson during
the last week, but he was not ready to
commit himself to any decision. It may be
that he will take no action at all, which
leaves the matter Just where It has been
all along, with the auditor's request for the
stoppage of pay lacking departmental ap
proval. This would permit the accounting
officers to take the question Into court,
but It is undei-stood that no such action
is contemplated. There are those who be
lieve the secretary of war should make an
other effort to obtain legislation relieving
officers from this obligation, If the question
Is not submitted to the court, which the
experts say would hand down a decision In
favor of the officers. The permanent effect
of the situation as It now stands la that an
officer may not obtain an adjustment of
a claim of any sort with this ruling of the
cuditor standing unassailed. '
The War department has issued a new
table of distances, prepared by the pay de
partment, for the Information and guidance
of disbursing officers of this department
charged with payment of money for mile
age or other travel based on distance. It
is th result of a careful comparison and
combination of the best officKl data avail
able, the figures and routes being brought
up to date and based upon the considera
tion of comparative cost, distance, and
time, which determine the choice of the
"shortest usually traveled route" contem
plated by law. This table will supersede
all similar publications heretofore Issued
from any branch of the War department,
and took effect March 15. 1910. from
which date it will be recognised authority
for estimation of distances until corrected
by competent authority. Th figures upon
the right of the names in the table Indi
cate the total distance. Where figures oc
cur upon the left, they Indicate the miles
of "free" and 50 per cent land-grant rail
roads, over which officers, When traveling
on duty and without troops, should pro
cur transportation in kind from the quar
termaster's department. It Is ordered that
hereafter post commanders shall report
without delay to the paymaster general the
aV's :nment of old or the establishment
of new 1'nes of travel to or from their
respective posts, and when a new route Is
opened, Involving travel by stage or buck
board, shall report as to the carrying ca
pacity for passengers, the number of trips
mado a week, the distance and the author
ity therefor, and such other Information as
may have a bearing In the determination
of Its practicability aa a route for pas
senger traffic.
There Is much animated discussion among
aimy officers concerning the provisions of
the tentative general order prescribing the
physical test for members of the military
establishment. The text of the order was
published in the Army and Navy Register
of last week and Its provisions are being
conscientiously tried out under practical
cordltlons by officers attached to the arm
war college and those on duty at Fort
Myer. Reports of th provisions of the
older will be submitted to the chief of staff
by April 10. So far as may be learned
from the opinions expressed by those offi
cers most familiar with the order, it meets
wlih approal as a general proposition, so
long as It Is evident there Is to be no modi
fication of the annual physical lest beyond
that which is specified In behalf of officers
on duty in the tropics. Th reconimendii
tions of changes likely to be made are.
defined to Include an appeal for greater
elasticity in the requirements of the dally
physical exercise, whether riding or walk
ing, so that due allowance may be made
for Interruptions on account of rigorous
weather, and It is evident there will have
to be established Indoor equivalents In the
way of athletics to take the place of the
three-mile dally walk and the six-mile da'ly
ride. These and other conditions are likely
to be fully set forth In the reports, so
that the finally adopted order will be satis
factory and will not be unreasonable or
excessive In its requirements.
I'D In the Air,
Washington Post.
The high cost of living Is so proud ot
its accomplishment It Is holding its head
higher than aver.
Our Birthday Book
April , llio,
' Lincoln J. Bteffens, magasine writer and
graft exposer, was born April , 1866. in
Han Francisco, where graft Is said t flour
ish most. He Is one of th pioneers of
magazine muckrakers.
Millard V, Robins, local observer for the
I'nlted States army bureau. Is St years old.
He was born in Potomac, 111., and cam
her from Huron, 8. !,, whr b was
reared and educated.
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still a'
ese stales
"No lind on ths Americin continent eicels that In certain tn'"jnt of North
Dakota." taa Protestor Thomas Shaw, airicultnral and land eurt. 7r Rod Kivrr
and Jamea Kivar Vallex are exceeding? fertile. The uvlandt ai admuablr
adapted to "dry farminf."
MUTAe Xarthtm Paiific I
HI . . , , I
Jj extends mt er throUPh I
extends intt tr through
Alinnesota, Wisconsin,
North Dakota, Montana,
Idaho, Washington, Ore
gon. New rich territory
being opened up by exten
sions now building. The
Homeseeker s Chan :e !
Tt Tie Sceaic Hifkway Tlroatb Ike Laid of rorlva
Northern Pacific Railway
E. S. UOCKWEI1, Slat. Pass. Agent.
Phone Mala 1896. 313-14 Century Bldg., Des Moinas. la.
A. M. CLELAND. General PasseniJer Aen, ST. PAUL
While Mr. Morgan of New- York consents
to be lifted at JtOO.OOO. It Is thought that In
an emergency he could dig up a Utile more.
Thirty-eight bankers are now In the fed
eral penitentiary at Leavenworth, quite
enough to hold a convention for devising a
currency scheme.
Benn IMttman, the venerable founder of
shorthand system In tha 1'nlied States,
underwent a serious operation In a Cin
cinnati hospital, but his physicians say he
will regain his health. Hecause of his
advanced age no anaesthetic was UBed, but
the patient went through (he ordeal
The "flax king" has not calculated how
much his last season's crop of jflax will
bring him, but he has sold all that he
raised on one section of land and that
section brought him $tn.000. The "king's"
name Is J. R. Smith. His dominion com
prises a stretch of the plain In western
North Dakota.
If he were going to be a thief, Mr. Carne
gie says he would steal more than JM.10.
the amount the certain Pittsburg council
men are alleged to have accepted for their
votes. Every manufacturer knows the way
to make money Is to get the highest price.
But Mr. Carnegie, according to a familiar
story, sold his steel Interests for only iOU,-
000,000, and when he told Mr. Morgan he'
was sorry he did not ask JIOO.000.OHO more I
he is said, to have felt faint because Mr. j
Morgan replied that he would gladly have I
paid it. I
An Ueraaloual Dinner Kstecuied a
Helpful Innovation.
New York Kvenlng Post.
The Commoner comrratiilnteii tho ormn.
try and itself on the grow ing popularity of
democratic dinners, and begs to recommend
the festal meal as the mot appropriate
way of honoring the memory ot Jefferson
the week after ntxt. "At this moment,"
It says, "when the principles of Jefferson
are boldly assailed by ihe dominant party.
It would he well If In every precinct
throughout this country men could gather,
not merely for the purpose of paying tribute
to an Individual named Jefferson, 'nit for
the more important business of holding
aloft the banners upon which are in
scribed the principles to which this na
tion owes Its birth iiml to which It will
owe Its preservation." Holding aloft the
banner betwern the oyster and th soup
may appear, at first sight, a rather
tedious performance; hut in the long
winter of discontent that has surrounded
the democracy, It needs a little solid food
to keep up the thinnest amount of coinage.
Shut out for so long from the public
crib, It has been a choice for the demo
cracy hrtwfen starving and paying for
its own dinner. It Is by no means h
valueless habit In a great political party
to practise faying ones way as one goes
along. Let us hope that W hen the demo
cracy does finally win Its way toward
the public; fleshpots. it will come, not
ravening for all It may devour, hut faith
ful to the he.blt of self-support it has
acquired in the lean years.
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,V;r ' 'f
Jk 1- at
Good Land
have millions of acre of productive soil
the men to aevelop them. 1 be country
needsine products ana pays good prires lor them.
The Cannon lull Country In Western
North Dakota la beine oDrned un h n
!'"' f lh Northern Pacilo very deurabi.
low priced land bete.
Mmncwta it a atate of treat povtlnilitl.a
for the homeaeeker. Farming, dairying, and
atock-raisiiif are niakini Mtnnenoia people
wealthy. Hoth statu enio a healthful rliraats
-cloardrrairand plratv of auothlne. Nearhr
liiAikrli at St. Paul. Minneapolis, Dulnth,
Superior, and Chicaco quirkir reached
via ths Northern l'acifio bring tnghait
piicea for products.
Write tonight and 6ml out mar about
thr-ia great atate. Don't delay. Land
valuei steadily inrreaie aa bomeaeekers
learn oftlia attractions offered. A two-cenl .
stamp is all the iufoimatiou costs. Writs povr.
"tlrcHt hen ven?' crjed the drug clerk.
"What's wrontj?" e.skeil th druggtxt.
"I iiavi' that hoy hulr tonic iimtead ov
couch syrup." i
"Never mind. We make a profit of !M J
per cent on each." Chicago Kcford-Herald
Wlfcy This pudding Is a sample of thi
now cook's work What do you think of Itl
Huh I'd call it mediocre.
Wlfey No, dear).. U' tapioca. Bostot
MIks Oldglrl-Indeed, I am not going tt
answer any impertinent questions ahoul
age when the census taker comes. Let hlrr
find out the best way he can.
Miss Pert Don't worry about the pool
man. It's an easy guess Baltimore Amerti i
ca o.
"I wonder how Ooorge Washington man
aged to get through life without uttering a
single raisetioon.
"oh, conditions were easier in his day,
The public tlid not expect a constant flow
of . CDlm-nms from lis eelehrlt les." Viah.
..rltt f f, lU..l.n,i,4 "
Iiigton Star.
"Algy. have you learned hv to run your
automobile?" s
"Have 1? Hay, old chap. 1 can scare a
pedestrian half to death and not touch a
hair of him!" Chicago Tribune. '
"Nobody should be allowed to purchnst
anything from s pharmacist without a
physician's prescription," said fhe cautious
"Nonsense." replied the druggist. "You
couldn't expect een a dnrtor to know the
correct Latin for soda water and chewing
gum." Washington Star.
The typhoid genua ran, riot
In many a human sypstcm,
The dot-tora probed for causes
And measures, to re.-lst 'em;
Some said it. was Hie water,.
Some said, the settltn's from It;
While others nald 'twas gases
Kscaptd from Halley's comet.
In I'liila., Pcnn.. there was a strik
That soon produced a riot,
And turmoil raged upon the street
Where once reigned peace and quiet;
Who started first the riming
To prove wo citn hut. fall,
Lut some folks think 'twas a ted-hot ston
Hurled from that comet s tall.
The enntfr psmen run riot
In Washington, one day.
The Insurgents reckless tried to fire
The Cannon, In the tray;
Jusi how the trouble started,
The facts 1 cannot nail,
But some think 'twas Ignited
Hy sparks from the comet's tail.
Poor Brother Welsh has missed his goes
'Bout that lion. "I'was no go;
And the tiiesOnie pess (mist missed Iris way
To tire land of I Tod You So;
The gay spring togs were not despoiled
By rain or snow or hail,
And we owe Hint summer heat, no doubt,
To the blazu of the comet's tall.
The pig is now In clover.
.k il enjoys II too, perhaps.
As much as men enjoy car seat
While women hang to straps;
He fattens dally in Ills pen,
'While cows their' rights bewail;
What raised the pig 1n the world's esteem
'Twns some kink In that comet's tail.
When all Hie Iaiut1 rejoices.
' And cheers from shore to shore,
King In returning Teddy
And his broad sml'.e once niorjfy
When little children dance v-H,T ,
And shout their uliid "aU hall"t
I wonder If llall'-y s comet, too,
Will rejoice nud v hh Its tail. V
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