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GEO. B. TZSCHL'CK,
ISubncrlbed la my presence and aworn
to before me thl 81st day of March,
110. M. P. WALKtK.
kwcrlkara lamvlaa tfc city teas
porarily shoald hsis Tata Be
saaUe thaaa. Address will
cauaag,a4 as allaa reqaealsA.
How big is Omaha?
Send In your
King Menelik. has been dead over a
week this last time.
Old Man Weston should quit It. lie
Is encouraging the tramp habit.
The receiver (or Omaha's Indepen
dent telephone will now take down the
The Western Union announces
voluntary raise in wages. Raise in
It Is reported that a Yale professor
has already read, six inches of Dr. El
liot's five feet of bookshelf.
"Always a way out," Is the caption
of an editorial In a Pittsburg paper.
It refers to strikes, nof Jails.
Mr. Carnegie has found $3,000,000
he did not know he had. That is
what a man gets for having two pairs
of trousers. ....
Ben Tillman Is Just trying to play
in with the press when he says that
Mr. Roosevelt is a creature of the
This movement for a fogless London
has no reference, to clearing the atmos
phere for an '. approaching distin
Now comes some New Yorker trying
to imitate Colonel Mabray and his
gang of mlkers. The east is always
trailing the west.
Let us at least hope that Sir Alfred
Austin does not try to do anything
nice for Mr. Roosevelt whilst our Hon
hunter is In London.
No mourning bars In the World
Herald around the dispatch from Porto
ftlco quoting Mr. Bryan as saying he
mill not run for senator.
This talk of the speaker resembling
Abe Lincoln looks like an attempt to
arouse ill feelings between Uncle Joe
and Uncle Shelby Cullom.
Wonder If the prolonged drouth,
which th weather man has been giv
ing us, has not had something to do
with the increase in the wet vote.
Take note that our city bacteriolo
gist reports to the Water board Just
to show due respect to Its paramountcy
over the other municipal authorities
On the- unofficial returns one of the
councilmanlc contests in South Omaha
shows a difference between candidates
of, two votes. That looks like a re
Catholics In Rome seem to have left
nothing undone to reassure Mr. Koose
velt that they do not stand for either
Merry Dei 'Val diplomacy or Spanish
The jjastor of Mr. Rockefeller's New
York church insists that the oil king
shall not pear the whole cost of erect
ng the new edifice. John D. beat him
u that decision by a lap of six months.
A document for public print begin
nlng. "The undersigned democrats."
jearB the signature of our old friend.
Dr. E. Arthur Carr. Well, we are
(lad to , know it. The last time this
luphonic signature was circulated by
the democrats the eminent doctor was
masquerading In republican garments.
Selecting the Supreme Judge.
President Taft is proceeding cau
tiously with the naming of a successor
to the late Justice Brewer. His own Ju
dicial experience, high conception of
the iharacter of the office, th im
portant questions pending before the
court and the large list of names sub
mitted for the place naturally impel
deliberation. The president doubtless
realizes also that he may have to make
other appointments to the same
tribunal. Justice Moody is Incapaci
tated by ill health and Chief Justice
Fuller and Justice Harlan, each 77
years old, may not continue their
service very long.
The present membership of the
court is an evidence that its members
have not in recent years been ap
pointed on the basis of representation
by circuits, nor is It likely that the
president wll! make this control in the
present case, although geography
must have some weight. With Jus
tice Brewer's death four of the nine
circuits are left without representa
tion on the supreme bench, while one
has three members and another two.
Justice Brewer was from the Eighth
district and this district has several
aspirants for his seat. The Second
district, comprising New York, Ver
mont and Connecticut, is also without
a member and also striving for the
place. Names from other sections and
circuits are also proposed and the
president Is, of course, free to choose
from any part of the country.
The present composition of the su
preme court by states and circuits is:
Chief Justice FulliT if Illinois, Seventh
Justices Moody and Holmes of Massa
chusetts, First circuit.
Harlan of Kentucky, I.urton of Tennes
see and Day of Ohio, Sixth circuit.
White of Louisiana, Fifth circuit.
MrKemia of California, Ninth circuit.
The fact that one state has two
members and one circuit three offers
little encouragement for urging an ap
pointment purely on the basis of geo
graphical representation. Neverthe
less, it would not do to ignore this
consideration altogether in the recast
ing of the court. It would seem desir
able to let this great territory between
the Mississippi river and the Rockies
furnish to the bench a member Inti
mately acquainted with Its people and
rapidly developing resources. If the
existing vacancy is not filled by a west
ern man, the west will have double
claim on the next vacancy.
Indiana republicans probably have
made the best of an awkward situa
tion a dilemma in which the repub
licans of several other states will like
wise find themselves. It was fore
ordained that Indiana would present
Senator Beverldge for re-election on
his brilliant record In national affairs,
and yet to endorse his course without
qualification must be endorsement of
his vote against the tariff bill on its
final passage and detract from the
commendation of President Taft and
his administration. The demand for a
tariff commission and for further tariff
changes, as the findings of such a com
mission may warrant, wnlch Is In har
mony with the president's oft-expressed
Ideas, offers some common ground, but
It does not alter the fact that the ex
isting tariff was enacted as a repub
lican measure and Is generally con
ceded, even by those who are dissatis
fied with It, to be a decided Improve
ment on what preceded.
Unless the campaign In Indiana Is
to be a purely personal campaign, the
bond of union for consolidating the re
publican forces against the democrats
must be the devotion of the rank and
file to republican principles, and the
support of a republican president In
his efforts to carry out the pledges of
the platform on which he was elected.
If we are to have republican success In
the next election there must be a sink
ing of factional differences and a real
effort to get all elements of the party
together to advance republican poli
cies. The only hope of democrats In
Indiana, as well as in other states, ltes
In splitting the republicans apart and
keeping them at war with one another.
It would be foolish for republicans, in
surgents or regulars, to help the demo
crats achieve this object.
A Wisconsin Decision.
The supreme court of Wisconsin has
Just handed down a decision on the
law providing for a direct primary ex
pression of choice for United States
senator which is of interest in itself,
and of additional Interest as having a
possible bearing on the so-called Ore
gon plan of choosing United States
senators. The Wisconsin primary law
In this respect is substantially the
same as was the Nebraska law prior to
the adaptation of the so-called Oregon
plan by our late democratic legisla
ture. It provides for the filing of
names and nomination of candidates
for United States senator by the re
spective parties the same as for can
didates for state offices, the presump
tion being that the members of the
legislature will recognize the party
edict thus registered so that the popu
lar choice may be ratified by the ma
The Wisconsin court has now up
held that the law with the declaration
that this means of ascertaining the de
sires of the members of the respective
political parties is not objectionable,
but that It baa Its limitations and can
bring about nothing more than an ad
visory expression of preference. The
primary election, so far as it relates
to United States senators, It insists, Is
not mandatory, and for that reason
does not contravene the provisions of
the federal or state constitution. If
this is so, of course the obligation rest
ing on the members of the legislature
la only moral and enforcible la the
court of public opinion, but not In a
court of law. If the rule as laid down
In the Wisconsin court holds no matter
what mechanism may be employed to
bring about a ballot-box Instruction on
t'nlted States senator, the pledge ex
acted by the Oregon plan at best can
carry only a moral and not a legal ob
ligation. There are some other points of com
plication in the socalled Oregon
scheme which have led competent law
yers to question its constitutionality,
and these will doubtless be ultimately
threshed out In the courts either be
fore or after practical experiment.
Uncle Sam' Pension Roll.
Discussion of the Kelfer pension bill
now before congress has brought out
some interesting disclosures as to the
amount of money Uncle Sam annually
pays out to the nation's defenders and
their dependents. In 1909 the total
amount was $161,973,703. The total
number of pensioners was 946,194.
Nebraska had 15,578 pensioners and
they drew a total in pensions of
$2,650,461; Iowa had 33,558 persons
pensioned, drawing in the aggregate
$5,753,679, while Kansas had 37.3S7,
who drew $6,923,773, and South Da
kota 5,333, whose pension amounted
to $946,188. The average monthly
pension in all these states, except Kan
sas, was about $14; In Kansas it was
a little more than $15. This uniform
ity in individual stipend is one of the
evidences of the wonderful system to
which the government, after these
years, has reduced its pensioning busi
ness. The pending bill for the pension roll
for 1911 carries an appropriation of
$155,000,000. This would be about
$6,000,000 less than the aggregate for
1909 and about $5,000,000 less than
1910. But It Is not possible to effect
any great retrenchment In the Item of
pensions; they must be met and will
be met as they arise, for there never
has been any disposition on the part
of this government to evade its full
obligation to its soldiers and those de
pendent upon them. So that the Ohio
representative has not sought to cut
that appropriation except In the natu
ral estimate of the number of pension
ers. He has lopped off $179,500 from
the estimated cost of paying these pen
sions. The principal saving comes in
his provision for one central pension
agency, instead of eighteen, as at
present. While this is a radical Inno
vation, Mr. Kelfer insists that it is
practicable, that all the pensions can
be paid from one agency with satis
Another proposed change Is to au
thorize rural mall carriers to admin
ister oaths to pensioners. This pro
vision is designed to relieve the" vet
eran living in the suburbs or on the
farm from the necessity of making a
trip to town for the simple matter of
subscribing to his pension papers each
quarter. While this seems to be a
trifling matter, it will not be a trifling
favor to each old soldier who may be
permitted to enjoy Its benefits. This
proposal does not affect the oath-administering
power of those who now
Since the foundation of this republic
the United States has paid in pensions
for all Its wars $3,913,082,513. The
number of pensioners in the last
decade has changed from year to year
very little. In 1900 it was 993,529
and in 1909 it was 946,194, which is
the smallest for any of these ten years.
Those persons who take the view that
pensions is a burden upon a nation
should be ardent advocates of arbitra
tion as a means of settling wars.
Other Christian nations, aside from
the United States, have paid the same
fabulous tribute as a consequence of
No Ship Subsidy Now.
It may be definitely stated that no
ship subsidy bill will be passed by the
present congress. In fact, there Is a
growing conviction in Washington
that ship subsidy may be indefinitely
postponed beyond the present admin
istration, the assumption being based
on the entrenched position Its enemies
have secured and the probability of
additional opposition In the member
ship of the next house.
In a very large degree the radical
champions of ship subsidy have them
selves to blame for their own back
set. The thing that blocks their prog
ress now is the congressional investi
gation, for which a committee has
been appointed and which could not
possibly be completed In time to have
the Humphrey bill considered further
at this session. Nor is it certain that
the investigation will be completed by
the next session. As that will be the
short end of congress, it is highly
probable that only a futile attempt
could toe made to force action then.
Radical ship subsidy interests made
the fatal error of overdoing their
campaign. They instigated personal
attacks on government officials whom
they could not persuade and, sent out
literature containing statements that
could not help but arouse members of
congress and tend to prejudice them
against the very name ship subsidy.
Conservative ship Interests did their
best to counteract this folly, but
failed. They urged the wisdom of
resting their case on Its merits and
seeking by respectful arguments to
win congress over, but the damage to
their cause was arready done.
It la highly probable that with the
weight of the administration's influ
ence back of a moderate ship subsidy
something might have been accom
plished and the bill at least brought
to a vote. But under the circum
stances the maintenance In Washing
ton of a beehive lobby and the dis
semination of this lurid literature
congress had no option except to pause
and inquire into the charges and counter-charges
before proceeding with the
For the merits of ship subsidy and
for the time it has already consumed
and will yet consume in congress, the
present situation Is unfortunate. It
would be profitable if the subject could
be disposed of one way or the other
after dragging through so many ses
sions of congress already. The cause
of reviving our merchant marine by
some sort of subsidy has plainly
gained no ground In spite of favoring
Mr. Bryan's two most intimate po
litical and personal friends, James C.
Dahliuan and Charles A. Towne, are
now at outs with him. In 1900 Towne
put in the entire campaign stumping
the west for Bryan. Now he comes
Into Bryan's own home to peak
against prohibition, which Mr. Bryan
is advocating as the keystone of the
democratic state platform.
Omaha extends a welcome hand to
General Fred W." Smith as the new
commanding officer for the Depart
ment of the Missouri, with headquar
ters in this city. Omaha has had
pleasant experience with previous de
partment commanders and looks for
ward to equally pleasant relations
with General Smith.
Former Running Mate Charley
Towne has doubtless discovered by
this time that it makes all the differ
ence in the world whether he agrees
or disagrees with Mr. Bryan. As a
matter of fact, what business has he
to disagree with Mr. Bryan on any
"The legislature of 1910 has made
history," says the Baltimore Sun of
the Maryland law-makers. It should
have Bald, "repeated history." Its en
actment of the law disfranchising
negroes harks back to a worse age in
a certain section.
The Massachusetts supreme court
has decided that underthe law "the
taxicab is not a carriage. That sounds
like an attempt to befriend the man
whose wife accused him of being
brought home in a carriage early in
Lincoln refuses to take Mayor
"Jim's" capital removal proposition
seriously, but the enterprising cities
in the central part of the state insist
that it Is no Joke. We shall see what
we shall see.
Chloride of lime bleaching for water
purification may be all right, but noth
ing comes up to good old bleaching by
sunlight that has .been doing business
at the old stand these many thousands
of years. 1 '"'
. An eastern paper" says the report
that they are making Biscuits out of
alfalfa In Nebraska sounds like a
comic opera. The biscuit tastes more
Look What's Here.
"I'. St. Paul Dispatch.
The Kentucky state senate refuses to
consider the Income tax amendment. The
Kentucky senate is democratic and the in
come tax is a democratic doctrine. What
is a democrat?
Plain Speaking". '
Mr. Taft's latest address before an audi
ence of railroad men serves to confirm
his reputation for plain speaking. It is
doubtful if the country ever had a presi
dent who showed more frankness in his
public utterances, whether he had reason
to believe that his views were acceptable
to his hearers or not.
i-reziare lor lie imH.
Democracy is getting all the satisfac
tion it can out of the quarrel In the repub
lican ranks, but It nevertheless can feet
a chill coming on every time It recalls
that the country lias yet nearly three
years In which to discover the difference
between free trade and a dispute over
some of the figures in a protective tariff
Rood Deeds Avoid the Glare. '
The society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children has cared for 700,000 children.
Last year 60,000 cases were considered. The
wickedness that was responsible for most
of thee cases was well balanced by the
kimlnexH of the society's sponsors. The
high lights of New York shine from the
hearts of Its people who love the unloved
little ones. Tills light is no part of the
glare of the Great White Vf&y which blinds
the foreign book writers and domestic de
tractors. lie Was with Grant.
New York Tribune.
George H. Williams, who died recently in
Portland, Ore., was a conspicuous figure in
I the politics of the second Grant administra
tion. He had been I'nited States senator
from Oregon from 1866 to 1871, and entered
Grant's cabinet as attorney general in
Marc h, 1873. In December of that year the
president nominated him to be chief Justice
of the supreme court, but the senate re
fused to . confirm the nomination. His
death after a long period of comparative
obscurity dimly recalls an era at Washing
ton now almost as far removed from ours
In Its political Ideals, methods and sym
pathies as the era of Jackson and Jeffer
son. April 8, 1810.
E. M. Bartlett, attorney-at-la w, off icing
in the Board of Trade building, was born
April 8, 1849, at Breckvllle, O. He served
aa judge of the district court to fill a va
cancy, and had previously been a member
of the legislature and assistant United
Frank 11. Gaines, attomey-at-law, In the
New York Life building, is 47 years old to
day. He hi a graduate of Knox oollegw and
practiced law In ' Iow a before coming to
Omaha, where he baa been associated with
several law firms, at present with McGII
ton, Gatnea Smith.
Charles H. Malllnson, the grocer, was
born April 8. 1V7H. at I'tica, N. T. Ha has
(men In buslnets at his present location
11 I J
Our Birthday Book
Soma Interesting Fhasss
and Conditions Observed
at tba nations Capital.
The oratorical pre-eminence of Texas In
congress Is a source of wonderment and
envy to the reKl of the union. Rarely has
the advantage of tenltoilnl area a an
Incentive to Inns development been so
strikingly demonstrated. Hut Tcxns Is not
content with mere lung expansion. The
lxne Star's ambition Is to decorate the
output of hot-air with mi'lUfluous trimmings
and fill the arching heavens with a cyclone
of sweet snundM. A defense of the Texas
style of rhetoric, such as the Houston
I'ost offers. Is an unnecessary drain on
editorial gray matteiv Texas rhetoric
needs no defense. When It gushes forth all
other geyseis are lured to sleep and silence.
Listeners are enthralled and appropriation
overleap treasury locks and holts. Such
was the effect of the oratory of Congress
man Morris ShMppard Ih behalf of the
aged government cleik. Thote who would
retire the elderly employe, oslerlsed or
ossified by faithful service, Nheppsrd re
buked by an eloguent line-up of bygone
"Titian, Master of Venetian painting."
said the Texas warbler, "whose magic
colors reflect the freshness and enthusiasm
of a world saluting the return of art and
learning, produced many of his most won
derful canvasses after 90, painting his fam
ous Battle of I.epanto, at the age of VS.
Fontenelle, one of the most versatile of
men; Cornaro, the great disciple of tem
perance; Pope I.eo XIII, John Adams.
Theophraslus, strode Into the nineties with
Intellectual vigor unimpaired." Michael
Angelo, at Ri. still held the sky a prisoner
in his brush, having executed his Last
Judgment, perhaps the most famous sin
gle picture In the world, and his celebrated
frescoes in the Slstlne Chapel between 60
and 70. See Von Moltlte in full uniform at
88, still the chief of staff of the Prussian
Army; having cruRhed France at "i. Hear
John Wesley preaching with undiminished
eloquence and power almost every day at
"See Gulzot and Hobhes and l.atidor.
with active pens at 87. See Talleyrand and
Thomas Jefferson, Herbert Spencer, New
ton and Voltaire, all fruitful In the 80s.
See Bancroft, Buffon and Ranke writing
deathless history after 80. See Palmerston,
prime minister of England at 81, and John
Quincy Adams, stricken In the fullness of
his strength on the floor of congress at the
same age. Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar,"
the tenderest death song In our language,
was composed at 83. Goethe's "Faust" at
80. See Gladstone conducting one of the
most exciting political campaigns at 80,
taking control of a nation and becoming Its
premier at 83. See Cato learning Greek;
Plutarch Latin, and Socrates music, all at
80, and tell me no more that the old are no
longer capable of high and useful achieve
ment. "But let us proceed. Think of Joseph
Jefferson portraying Rip Van Winkle with
added effectiveness at 75, or the Irish actor,
Macklin, actually taking part In a perform
ance In England at 99. Think of Browning,
brilliant and complex as ever at 77, or
Whlttler and Bryant issuing new volumes
at 79. Think of Grimm, Laplace, Lemarck,
completing tremendous tasks in the neigh
borhood of 80. Think of Peruglno, at 78.
painting the walls of a vast cathedral, or
Humboldt deliberately postponing until 7ri
the best work of his life, his immortal
Kornnoi, completing it at 90. Think of
Galileo discovering the daily and monthly
libratlons of the moon at 73. Think of
Irving and Lamartine, Hugo and Holmes,
Wordsworth and Longfellow, Hallam and
Grote, George Buchanan and Samuel John
son, Kant, Savlgny and Lit tie, all astound
ing mankind with masterful productions be
tween 70 and 80. Think of Henry Clay, Cal
houn, Metternlch, Bismarck, Crlspl, Thiers,
Franklin, Morgan, Reagan, Roberts, Alli
son, Morrill, Cannon, all towering figures
in politics after 70. Think of Commodore
Vanderbllt increasing the mlleags of his
railroads from 120 to 10.000, atlJ.'ng $100,000,000
to his fortune between 70 and 88."
May 11 will be a great day in Washington
for the Polish Americans as it will witness
the unveiling of statuea of Kosciusko and
Pulaski. The former will be on Lafayette
square and the latter on Pennsylvania ave
nue, near the National theater. Each of
these Polish "heroes of two worlds" will
then have more than one memorial In the
United States. There Is a monument to
Kosciusko at West Point whose original
fortifications he traced out or Improved
what time he was the most distinguished
engineer in the service. The shaft has a
peculiar interest in that it is the expression
of the esteem In which Kosciusko was held
by the cadets of eighty years ago, who
raised the funds that paid for it. Kosci
usko was a disinterested character. Ha
did not come here as a highly salaried mili
tary expert under contract, but as an
ardent admirer of the American cause.
Possibly Pulaski is a more popular char
acter, his early and glorious death at
Savannah having touched the sympathetic
chord of historians. He, too, has his monu
ment, erected by the citizens of Savannah,
half a century ago. The national tribute
will be the tardy fulfillment of a resolution
passed by the continental congress U0 years
Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia, who
is passing through a period of severe Ill
ness, some time since told the story of
why he regarded Grant as "a true and
honorable soldier." It was bevause Grant
once saved the life of a friend of Daniel's.
This Is the way Senator Daniel told the
Along in January or February, 18i6, a
young Virginia soldier, about 17 or 18 years
of age (and I want you to understand that
every boy In Virginia from 13 to 14 years
of age and upward was carrying arms at
that time) was Instructed by his com
mander, who was Colonel John S. Mosby,
to crosa the Potomac to a certain post
ofrico In Maryland and bring to him the
mall. He wanted It for the military in
formation he could get out of it.
"This young man was In his full con
federate uniform, and with a comrade or
two proceeded to execute the order. He
arrived at the postofflce, and the Incon
venient postmaster showed fight. He killed
him. He got the mall and brought it and
delivered It to his commander. A short
time afterward he was captured. He was
taken to the city of Washington. He was
court-martialed and condemned to be shot
"At that stage of the proceedings his
faUier and mother, whom I knew well
and there were no more respectable and
reputable people In Virginia went to the
city of Washington and laid the cane be.
fore the president of the United States,
Andrew Jackson. He referred them to
"General Grant sent for the papers end
read them over and wrote upon the back
of theni words to this effect:
" 'This young soldier. In full uniform,
obeyed the orders of his commander; if
he had not done so he ought to bsve boeu
shut. As ha did so. It would be murder
to shoot him. He should be Instantly dis
charged.' "And that la one reason why I am glad
to pay the reapect of a aoldW to the
brave, true and honorable American sol
dier, Ulysses S. Grant"
CS I.OSR THR KWVKRt
Ina Personal Iwjary l uari.
President Taft Is keetny const loos of
some of the defects In the profession of
which he Is a most distinguished memlier.
The law's delay lias been frequently his
text and In his admirable speech to the
railway men In Worcester, Mass., last Hat
tilday, he opined up a new reform which
II will conecd" Is desirable and which the
president believes apparently Is practicable.
The verdicts of Juries In awarding dam
ages for Injuries are measured hy their
estimate of what Is due the man for his
loss and suffering. This Is ni near right
as It Is posslh.e to get. and If the man de-
son ea the award given him by the Jury
he ought to g.-t It, hut he Joes not. His
lawyer lias to he paid, and more or less
expresses defrayed and It Is a Common
scandal that a big amount that ought to
bring a largo nrVasure of consolation to the
successful claimant only reaches him In
the form of a very inconsiderable and
President Tuft recognises this Is a
great evil and he makes a proposition
which few lawyers would he willing to
suggest, that there should be a uniform
ity, so that "the jaw vera may be .elimi
nated," The law Is a noble profession,
but many an estate and aluable property
has been Impoverished by a contention
that necessitates the payment of heavy
lawyers' fees. When the same source of
expense Is extended to the workman seeking
claim for wages and damages for per
sonal injuries, it becomes oppressive and
unfair. President Taft would abolish It by
the creation of a system of arbitration by
which claims by workman shall be settled
promptly, and he paid directly to the one
for whose benefit the award Is made.
Thero Is humanity and Justice in this
proposition. The machinery of the law Is
too cumbrous and deliberate for small
claims, and too costly generally for poor
men to invoke with security. None know
this so well aa lawyers themselves. Presi
dent Taft's recommendation to eliminate
the lawyer in claims for damages may be
somewhat prejudicial to Ills professional
brethern, but It is clearly In the interest
and for the benefit of the poor man and the
workingman who should be able to get Jus
tice and secure what is properly due them
without going to the disproportionate ex
pense of employing a lawyer.
SMITH OK lOl.MIL BI.IFFJI.
Cltr Chlded for Sllarhtins; a Favor
Des Moines Capital.
We regret to observe that the Council
Bluffs Nonpareil is untrue at the present
time to the interests of Council Bluffs.
Council Bluffs has an opportunity to he
put on the map, something that ought to
bo gratifying to that enterprising city.
Council Bluffs now has a chance to secure
the speakership ot the next national houso
of representative, provided the republi
cans have a majority In the house. Prac
tically every republican In Washington
concedes that If Walter I. Smith is re
eUcted to congress that he will be speaker
of the house, if the republcans win. In
view of these facts, It Is amazing that any
voter living In Council Bluffs should raise
his voice against Walter I. Smith. Smith
has not secured his standing by trickery
or by oratory. He has secured it by mani
festing intelligence and capability in com
mittee work. Nothing has ever been
placed in Smith's hands to he Investigated
that he did not go at It with the deter
mination to find out all about it. By such
work, he Won the confidence of congress.
If Walter I. Smith Is not an honest man,
there are none In congress. This is the
voice of the house, as expressed indi
vidually to visitors. Members of the house
cannot Imagine how anyone living In the
Ninth district can cast disrespect upon
Smith or question his character or Integ
rity. Walter I. Smith was born in Council
Bluffs. The people have known him from
childhood. He was a Judge a long time.
It was his career as a Judge which made
him a congressman. No selfish Interest; no
narrow factionalism, should prevent the
state of Iowa from securing the speaker
ship of the house. This opportunity may
not come again for a generation. It cannot
come again for many years surely.
We are surprised that the business men
of Council Bluffs have not awakened to the
opportunity which Is now laid before them
In Smith's reflection. We are more than
surplaed that the only dally paper n Coun
Keep Your Bath Room
Spotlessly Clean with Gold Dust
Soap will not do the work properly because
soap only cleans the surface it does not digdeep
after germs and hidden impurities like GOLD
DUST the greatest of all sanitary cleansers.
To keep bath tub and lavatory shiny-white and
inviting To keep metal pioes,, fixtures and taps
brightly burnished To purify closet bowl
To keep tiling and woodwork spotless and
beautiful ,'. f-ATn
Simolv add a heaping teaspoonful of LrUlfU
DUST to a pail ot
water. You will be
surprised at the ease
with which it does
the work. GOLD
DUST sterilizes as
well as cleans and
saves you one -half
M&do by THE N. K.
Makers of FAIRY
$500 PIANO PLAYER, $375
On 02 Woolily Payments
A. IlOSpe CO., 1513 Douglas Street
cil Bluffs should be usirg Ua Infliiem
Verily, politics is a great gun j
Kim ther em oui genient has l"c:i s .
the chicken business. M. Ilostand h al
nvidv cleared $;C.II0 out of the "Chan
Thu California Stale Hoard of Health hn.
otdered that the minus of a',1 hot Is urn
restaurant within Its Jurlsdict Ion shal
clt. nly state the age of the eggs tin,
Tbe report (hat Andy Carnegie faiuto
whin he was appraised of the extent a
Pittsburg grafting has been promptly do
tiled. It was an Incredible story. Amite
knows his Pittsburg.
A ChicaKo niHii has been fined (- am
costs because he sat for eleven hours ui
the f : out steps of the house lt which In
adored one resided utul would hot sta;
away when her mother drue htm off wm
King Menelck will die some day and til
event will be ignored as another if thus
exaggerations from Abyssinia. In no Ku
ropean capital Is the recent report of In
passing away now credited. The old geu
tii man Is having a high old time with th
Any American girl who wants to be Hi
Fair Maid of Perth (Scotland) can arrivi
by having her papa buy the Casim u
Sttathaliau and Tulll bardlne, which w il
he. sold at auction on April 2ti. The till
sound for 600 years, and the family por
traits are to be thrown in.
Damocles was intently watching tin
sword suspended over hi head by a suig i
"t)h, well." he chuckled, "It might 1
worse. Just suppose my wife had foum
that long goalen hair on my topa."
Whereupon he ate his meal with grca
composure and hilarity.-Judge.
"I remember your fao very well," hi
said, "but, really, I hae forgotten you,
"It doesn't matter." she. replied; "l''
had two different names since we met
anyhow.'' Chicago Record-Hera Id.
"Did the repairer cause you any emhar
rassment by bis charge?"
"No. He kindly consented to take tin
car In part payment." Cleveland Leader.
"My good woman, does the system o.
visualisation seem to lake with you:
children at school?"
"Not all of 'em, mum. The doctor sal
with Mamie and Tommy It has took flna
but Billy's ain't took a bit."--Baltlmori
Salesman Shirt, sir. VU) you havn I
negligee or a stiff bosom?
Customer Negligee. I guess. The doetnt
said I must avoid starchy things. Huatot
Mr. llenpeek Were going to remove t
the seashore, doctor.
inn-tor Hut the climate may dlsagrei
with your wife, Mr. llenpeek.
Mr. llenpeek It wouldn't dare! Philadel
phia inquirer . ...
THE PAPER PATTERN.
Woman's Home Companion.
O daughter, lay your pattern down and pit
it straight and strong,
And humbly strive to cut it right an
never cut it w rong.
You will find the undertaking is no tnerrj
But you'll finish It by Doomsday If you di
your level bent
And follow- all directions and lay, as yoi
The double perforations on a lengthwls'
You've taken "Art" at college, so them
tissue shapes grotesque
Will probably suggest to you a mot!;
Romanesque; tm 'jr.: M !
A mingling ot geometry and lumpy lar
Chaotic paralli logranis that Euclid didn'1
No matter If you turn to art or mathenia.
Lay double prorations on a leng'thwlsi
You've crossed the steppes of Tartary anc
tiffined with the shah.
You've never lost your bearing from thl
pole to Panama!
Your smattering of Sanscrit, too, will hel
you to translate
The mystic Jingling Jargon that descrlbei
And when your task Is finished, if by
chance you should succeed,
You will feel you've earned your laurell
for a very glorious deed!
The baton of a marechal, the halo of t
The. brightest golden aureole that artist
hand can paint.
Will seem to you inadequate, because youl
In douhle perforations on a lengthwls
LH Uu uOLO DUST ttnt dm Kw Mark"
SOAP, the oval cake.
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