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My, but it must
be lonesome in
A few arrests for overspeedlng are
again almost past ade In Omaha. '
' If true that the bookworm enters
the body through the feet, the remedy
must be to wear your shoes.
It seems that Old Man Winter has
not yet gotten out .' of the habit of
lingering; In' the lap of spring.
The, necessity of living to be 100
years old to die poor is felt by Dr.
Pearsons and only a few others.
Mr. Bryan $Ul- soon ie home, and
then we shall get the new census: of
real democrat ijy the process of elimi
nation, . '
Another ordinance to regulate bar
bers and barber shops la In lncnbation.
Thought we, once had a state law gov
erning the barbers. ,
"Coming election in England means
a hot time." Yes, and the coming of
another event will not serve to cool
the atmosphere any.
Perhaps Mr. -Bryan will suggest a
play for change of luck by substituting
the llama for the donkey as the official
emblem of the party.
The pace la telling on the colonel
at last. He had slowed down till he
was only one hour ahead of schedule
In getting into Vienna.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean complains
that a neighboring county has bor
rowed Cook's gallows and has failed to
return them. Electiocute him.
Omaha real estate continues to
change hands at steadily advancing
prices. An upward real estate market
denotes confidence in the future.
Dr. Hyde's trial is stopped because
of the illness of Dr. Twyman, a state's
witness, but It Is a safe bet that he is
not the only alck physician in that
Why this dispute between New Or
leans and San Francisco as to which
shall have the Panama celebration?
Both cities will celebrate when the
That Is so, as the Chicago Tribune
suggests, a goat might have eaten Dr.
Cook's brass tube on Mt. McKlnley. In
which case the doctor should be given
another .chauce. i
Ten statewide or larger conventions
are booked for Omaha during the next
three months,' : and more ' a-comlng.
Omaha' fine (acuities as a convention
City are Just beginning to be appre
ciated.. The official organ of the Antl
Saloon league expresses confidence that
the democrats will have the ' county
prohibition plank in their platform,
because "the leading men" of the
party have given this assurance. Do
you hear that. Mayor "Jim?" Do yon
hear that, Edgar Howard?
According , to th state auditor's
compilation, premiums paid for fire
Insurance in Nebraska last year aggre
gated over $3,500,000. while the losses
paid totaled less than, $1,500,000. The
fire insurance business roust be con
tributing to the high cost of living,
and there is no protective tariff on In
surance policies, either.
Spirit of the New South.
The spirit of the New South was
well reflected In the recent thirteenth
annual conference on education held
et Little Rock. While Robert C.
Ogden, as president, and a few other
northern men. are active In promoting
the work of the Southern Education
board, the south has practically
claimed the movement as Its own and
Is monopolizing its development.
Under the Impetus of this organization
the south has systematized its educa
tion until it partakes much of th
nature of a campaign. Through Its
Instrumentality the south Is address
ing Itself to Its real problems with a
denniteness of purpose and a sober
ness of zeal thit are yielding the best
results In city and country alike.
Those back of this propaganda
recognize first the fact that the south
Is pre-eminently an agricultural coun
try and that it has acquired all the
industrialism it posseeses only because
and by virtue of its agricultural re
sources. Therefore this educational
campaign proposes at the outset to
bring to the soil the trained minds of
the young men, who mar work out
the destiny of the south as nature
Invites. And for the women it offers
Instruction In the plain duties of home
life, thus setting in order elements for
a better future than could be promised
under any other system.
The Southern Education board does
not ignore the proper place of the
classical course, but it gives greater
emphasis Just now to the need for
agricultural colleges, where young
men, and women, too, may learri how
to handle the greatest resources at
their command, the resources of the
farm; how to till so as to produce
the best crop, the relative merits of
the crop and soil and the science of
making two blades grow where one
grew before. '
Backed by the best men in all walks
of the south, this effort la believed, to
have derived fresh inspiration, strange
ly enough, from the remarkable ex
ample of Booker Washington, who has
led the people of his own race In Dixie
back to the soil for a new start in life
Science of Good Roads.
Oood roads may not, in the strictest
sen bo of the word, be classed among
the modern innovations, for Rome had
Its Appian Way and' its paved road
skirting the Circus MaximuB, and some
of the great thoroughfares of Caesar's
day still remain to remind us that we
are borrowers of the past." But gradu
ally in the United States people are
coming to build better roads and the
mqvement has acquired., a foothold
which promises substantial progress
from now on. V.
Rapid transit, the automobile, the
Increase in traffic and population are
all factors in promoting the good roads
cause. "People are no longer content
to waste time and energy and money
on Cumbersome ' highways when that
same limn and energy and money may
be saved by having modern thorough
fares. It has been a matter of educa
tion, this good roads movement, and
It has . reached the stage of develop
ment where new forces are being en
listed. In Texas the State Agricultural
and Mechanical college has created a
chair of good roads and Texas Is not
far in advance of some other states,
for after all, its action is but Indica
tive of what others are doubtless lead
ing up to.
The good roads movement is becom
lng a tremendous factor In bringing
together the country, and the city, in
identifying and unifying the interests
of both." Oood roads lessen distance
and reduce time, bringing the urban
life into close contact with the subur
ban, an object not only to be desired,
but actually to be accomplished If we
are to' make the most of our social and
commercial advantages for a strong,
Make the Indian a Man First.
Friends of the Indian seem to be
reaching the conclusion that the red
man has been fondled too much as
government ward. Any other theory
at this stage of history would obstruct
further aboriginal advancement. If
the Indian la ready for the enlarged
privileges of citizenship he is ready
to know that before he la an Indian
he Is a man.
When Francis E. Leupp was Indian
commissioner, he used to say that It
was a mistake to regard the Indian as
a white, man in red skin. . But even
Mr. Leupp was wary of pressing the
significance of this truism upon the
Indian's attention. In all his admin
istration he drifted steadily away from
the false doctrine that th wuy to
help one who Is down is to pity him
Nobody ' expects . the young Indian to
put off his' feathers and paint and fit
Into college clothes without some dls
comflture, nor because he holds a Has
kell or Carlisle diploma to startle the
world with his erudition. But what
is expected is that he shall recognize
the import of being educated or the
significance of graduating from col
lege. Unless the school has taught
him this It has tailed In its mission
Outside the province of governmen
tal aid private individuals have a duty
toward the Indian. That is to im
press him with the realization that he
Is no longer an object of curiosity
but a man with serious responsibilities
The picture of the Indian as a clga
sign or wild west novelty belongs to
another age, or else the laws enacted
for his beneiit are all a travesty. Peo
ple of the west understand this plainly
and so do the higher grade Indians
many of thtjra occupying places of
conspicuous importance - in business
and professional life.' These men re
sent any other interpretation of thel
their person! responsibility along with
Omaha on the Basinets Map.
The trend of modern Industry is to
do business on a big seal through or
ganization reaching out, If not over the
entire country, at least over a large
In nearly every line of trade success
In business, whether conducted by one
centralized concern or by many, de
pends upon the volume of transactions,
nd volume Is attained by spreading
out to all markets.
The big industrial corporations bat
the whole country districted with cen-
ral sales agencies and special rep
resentatives at the main distributing
points, and the number of such
ranches, or depots, is constantly in
One of the best signs of Omaha's In
ustrlal progress is the increasing
recognition which this city is receiving
from the big corporations that do busi
ness throughout the country, and find
Omaha a business center which they
cannot afford to negleet.
While we must continue ready at all
times to encourage Independent enter
prise, at the same time Omaha's grow
ing Importance on the business map as
a location for branch houses and rep
resentation headquarters is more than
gratifying, and here, too, as is bo often
the case, the more we have, the
greater la the attraction for others to
We believe the day is not far distant
when Omaha will be on the branch-
office list of practically all the great
Industrial corporations that do busi
ness in this section.
Ventilate the Schools.
The open air school has been tried
In Boston for years with success and
n Chicago on a email scale and now
Cleveland and New York are taking
up. The plan is along the same
general line of other Innovations that
recognize th value of fresh air to the
weak lung or delicate body and it ha
much to commend it, but whether it
1b necessary as a last resort is still
open to some doubt. Th question
arises here,' has everything been done
to make the school room sanitary? In
many cases the answer must be In
the negative. Too little regard for the
health of the child has been apparent
in the erection of the average school
building, though It is not bo much the
case in th structures that are going
np today. Th importance of correct
ventilation has become bo generally
recognized that school authorities are
looking out for it more In the build
ings where the men and women of to
morrow are being educated.
It I also highly necessary to. have
teachers who fully recognize this value
of fresh air and who will look out for
the bodily - health as well as the
mental development of the child en
trusted to their car so large a part
of the time during Its growing period.
the most critical stage of Its life. The
ordinary requirements of school rou
tine are severe enough on childhood
without denying plenty of fresh air
The State Railway commission has
appointed ex-County Commissioner
Ure to make the valuation of Omaha
terminal property for' incorporation
into the physical valuation of all the
railroads In Nebraska. An lndepen
dent appraisement of the railway ter
minals here should give u data to be
used as a check against the assessment
put on this property by the county as
sessor and Stat Board of Equallza
tlon for th terminal tax, and every
one will concede that Mr. Ur is com
petent to do a good Job.
After making such a great noise
about its 5 per cent occupation tax 6n
the franchlBed corporations. It 1b a
grievous spectacle to see Lincoln back
lng up and practically exempting .Its
traction company from taxation by re
ducing Its tax to ony 1 per cent. If
this had happened in Omaha we would
hear all kinds of talk about undue In
nuance and graft.' But saintly Lin
coin can make th street car company
such a handsome present without even
complaint from the poor taxpayer!
who foot the bill.
Writing in th Commoner Mr. Bryan
tells about attending a fashionable
charity entertainment In Peru, where
th audience could be easily mistaken
for an audience in New York or Chi
cago, and adds:
This Is Lima; but in the mountains the
bant-footed Indian trudges along the trail
bearing his back-vending- burden and sup
pressing hunger with a cocoa leaf, while
the untamed savage still roams through
the forests o tha .Montana section.
Evidently, the contrast of wealth
and povery is even stronger in other
countries than it Is in th United
The Nebraaka Stat Board of Op
tometry hag Its optics on- Governor
Shallenberger, whom it accuses of nul
lifying th optometry law. If w re
member rightly, it was Governor Shal
lenberger who, a few months ago, said
something docidedly uncomplimentary
about repudiatora and nuUlflera.
The visit of the papal nuncio to
Colonel Roosevelt tn Vienna must
carry great significance and reflect a
feeling of satisfaction as to th Vati
can's attltuda toward the recent em
barrassment Into which it was misled
by the unwise diplomacy of an 'm po
Rival In Tore. I Talent.
St. Paul Ploner Preaa.
The kaiser speaks Rnglleh with the same
facility- that he speaks German. Colonel
Rocttvelt speaks German with the same
facility that he speaks Engllah. There Is
rothlng on record, however, to show that
haracter than that which
heir privileges of citizenship.
good listener In any
Reaapmtlnn at Shearing;.
. Philadelphia Record.
In consequents cf the postponement of
the trust decision by the supreme court
the spring season for shearing lambs has
been actively resumed in Wall street.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
A cold storage witness asserts that the
cost of food la equalised by th refrigerat
ing buslnewa, A comparison with former
price shows that the equalizing In lop
Hands Orab tke Tall.
fit. Louis Republic.
"Harmon, Hearst and harmony" was a
ticket suggested at the Jefferson day ban
quet at the national capital. The tall of
that ticket has a mighty promise of
strength at any rate.
Tni-nla Powi the Coatrta.
There are Indications that the governor
of Tennessee believes It to be more Im
portant to stand by his political friends
than to safeguard the commonwealth by
upholding the authority of the courts.
loyalty's l.nrla Moment.
. Springfield Republican
George III had soma sense, after all.
The British historical manuscripts com
mission has published a letter to that mon
arch from a loyal subject advising that he
offer a dukedom to the rebsl (Kneral George
Washington. The king knew better and
declined to act on the suggestion.
Mora Time, More Money.
San Francisco Chronicle.
There Is talk in Rene of trying to get
the Nevada legislature to extend the neees
sary time of sojourn by the divorce colo
nists from six months to one year. It does
not appear clearly whether this Is because
Reno is becoming tired of would-be di
vorced persons or because It thinks mors
money would be spent there in a year than
tn half a year.
Honors for Labor Leader.
John Burns, TAJ. D. (Oxford). 8uch is
the announcement In England. The degree
will be conferred this spring. The uni
versity thus follows the lead of the con
servative press in paying- unstinted tributes
to a man who came up an advanced radical
of socialist tendencies from the wage-earn
ing class, only to become th strongest foe
of soclaltstln schemes in the liberal cabinet
While th born aristocrat, Winston Church
Ill, has steadily grown radical and demo
cratic, the bora democrat, John Burns, has
steadily grown conservative. , And both are
doubtless sincere. -..
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Honors Aboat Even
Philadelphia Press. .
It was a notable coincidence that Mr.
Roosevelt and Mr!,1' Bryan should both on
the same day have been distinguished by
having streets named In their honor. Mr.
Roosevelt was made an "honorary citizen"
ef Porto Maurlxlo, on the Italian frontier,
and the new Onore drive, tha pride of the
town, was thereafter Christened "Roosevelt
boulevard." Mrr Bryan, after one of his
magnetlo discourses at Hatlllo, Porte Rico,
not only had a street named after him, but
was further perpetuated in th public
memory by the ' Installation of a "Bryan
school of cltlsenshlp In an Institute of
which be laid the cornerstone.
. . Walking Will Bo Oood. '
New, York Bun...
Hon. ' Champ Cjark. burned his ships be
hind him when h( told the house, tha touch
ing story of th ''"poor,' barefoot- ragged
boy hoeing cortfon a rocky hill In' Ken
tucky," who vowed that he - would be a
lawyer and go to congress, although he
had never seen a lawyer, a court house or
a congressman. There are some people who
would be' happier If they could put them
selves In the place of the barefoot boy
with only a hoe and an appetite, but that
Is another story.- What wa wish to point
out la that If Mr. Clark should become
speaker of the sixty-second congress there
will be no automobile for him unless he
pays for It out of his salary of 112.000.
TIME TO FORGET.
Pertinent Snarsjestlona for Repnbllcaa
Factions In Congress.
i- New York Tribune. .
A ..majority ol.'the house of represen
tatives may have been actuated more by
petty malevolence than - by. any burning
passion for economy in denying the speaker
tha use of an automobile at public expense.
The country will be disposed to think that
a certain consideration due to the office of
speaker' has been withheld because of dis
satisfaction with' the, policies pursued by
the present Incumbent. Mr. Cannon says
that personally he does not cars In the
least whether congress supplies him with
an automobile or ' not, and that he has
never wanted such- a perquisite provided.
What hurts him is that the house should
seem to show a disposition to expose him
t petty annoyances.' The thought of being
baited to make a holiday for the galleries
fills him with pardonable Irritation and
leads htm to express his feelings at times
mora plainly than' political discretion war
rants. To appear to be a poor loses puts a
politician at a marked disadvantage, and
Mr. Cannon has undoubtedly suffered In
public esteem because of the openness with
which he has displayed his chagrin over
the termination of his absolutism. He and
soma of his closest assoolates have failed
to catch the real significance of tha revo
lution of last month. They think that
somehow party authority was Impaired and
flouted, when merely a change has been
made to tha method by which party au
thority Is exercised. Many repreaentatlves
who have grown up under the old order
and have looked to it for recognition In the
distribution of power. Influence and per
quisites felt no doubt, that the capltol
rocked on Its foundation and the Goddess
of Liberty tottered when soma of tha
speaker's powers were rudely cut away.
But these uneasy statesmen' were Inter
preting their own fears rather than those
of the public. Tha voters do not care very
much after what model the house of repre
sentatives governs Itself. They want rs
aults, like tha redemption by the party In
power of Its pledges to the people. They
grew weary ef " "Cannonlsm" because It
seamed that one-man power- stood in the
way of free and Intelligent party action
and a vigorous effort to enact progressive
legislation. They have no special grudge
against Mr. Cannon personally, but they
gladly put the system which he represented
behind them, and they rightly deprecate
now a disposition on his part or on part
of his friends to fight over old battles and
revive old grievances.
The Insurgents In the house of represen
tatives have, on tha whole, shown a mors
rational spirit than Mr. Cannon and his
followers. . Tbey have dismissed tha rules
contest aa settled for the lime and have
gone to work to accomplish tha legislative
tasks before the party In congress. Presi
dent Taft has pointed out that tha party
has more than enough on Its hands to keep
It occuplod for the next two or three
months. It must "make good" or be dis
credited, and every republican represen
tative should give his undivided attention
from now on to meeting the wishes of the
president and the country, letting differ
ences over questions of Internal govern
ment In the house rest until some mare
either of them
New Tork World.
What Imp of political perversity Inspired
Mr. Bryan to drag the free-atlver Issue out
of It grave thla time?
The democratic party Is getting on Its
feet again. Tha country shows a disposi
tion to forget the democratlo blunders of
the past In an earnest desire to rebuke the
republican party for Its broken promises,
its reactionary leadership and Its alliance
with privilege, plutocracy and high pro
tection. In atates like New Tork. New Jersey,
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and
kansas tha republican organisation Is shot
to pieces. In congress the fight between
regular and Insurgent is mora bitter than
the fight between republican and demo
crat. The shadow of the Big Stick hangs
over the republican party, and the Return-From-Elha
club Is holding nightly meet
ings. There la a chance of electing a dem
ocratic house of representatives In tha fall,
of increasing tha number of democrats In
the United States senate and of electing
democratic governors In various states now
republican. Including New Tork. For tha
first time In years republican politicians
are seriously considering tha possibility 'of
a democratlo president.
But along comes Mr. Bryan with th
cross of gold, tha crown of thorns and tha
heaven-born ratio to remind the country
of ISM and 100. In his Jefferson day letter
ha seises upon one of Mr. Taft'a excuses
as vindicating the Chicago platform and all
the lS-to-1 folly of two disastrous defeats:
"But there Is another Item of news which
has Just come to my attention. President
Taft in his Lincoln speech at New Tork on
February U, attributes present high prloes
mainly to the increase In tha production of
gold and tha consequent enlargement of the
volume of money. This unexpected indorse
ment of our party's proposition in ltss.
Boms Xatarssttag Theses
and Ooaattloas Observed
at the Jtailaa's Capital.
The death ef Associate Justice Brewer
and the continued Illness of Associate
Justice Moody, reducing tha supremo
court to a working farce of seven mem
bers, draws national attention to the phy
sical condition of tha elders of th court,
Chief Justice Puller and Associate Jus
tice Harlan, and their younger associates.
Tha Waahlngton correspondent of the
Brooklyn Eagle wrltea on this point:
"Chief Justice Puller and Associate
Justice Harlan are the most venerable
looking members of the supreme court
Bach la 77 years of ago. The chief Jus
tice, while seated In the bench, ahows no
more eigne f the paaslng years than he
did tsn years ago. Only when ha walks
are you struck by tha fact that time is
enexorabla in its exactions. The chief
Justice's step is slow and feeble.
"Justice Harlan has declined physically
during the last year in a way to give
eerloua alarm to his friends. Especially
has ha lest In weight. He Is fifty to
sixty pounds lighter fhan h was twelve
months ago. His cheek bones are high
and his faee haggard, while his great
shoulders aiv steeped and his figure ha
taken en a gaunt appearance. HI tone
and manner show no loss of mental vigor.
"Justice White carries his burden ef
years gracefully. -He Is twelve year tha
Junior of the chief Justice. Justice Me
Kenna gives one the Impression of being
frail and In delicate health. Ha always
haa keen so and Is one of those wiry
kind that seem able to stand most any
thing. Justice Holmes Is remarkably
wall preserved at tha age ef i. His
calm, , serene, countenance Indicates a
mind that borrow no trouble.
"Justice Day In 61 and seemingly as
well as when he was a member of the
McKlnley cabinet Justice Iurton, aged
IS, la a robust appearing man, who looks
as though he could still stand a great
amount of hard work."
Ordinarily the front row of seats In th
United State senate are tha most desir
able In tha aenat chamber, particularly
during debate on an Important piece of
legislation, sayfe the Washington Tlmss,
One of the exceptions to the rule Is when
Senator Heyburn ef Idaho arises and
launches off into a speech of consider
Senator-Heyburn Is very large, the
largest man In the senate. In fact. He
likes plenty of room whan ha addresses
himself to weighty affairs of state and
ha always gets It Tha senator him
self Is one of those favored with a seat
In tha front raw. When ha begins his
speech ha Invariably stands at his desk
for a few momenta.
Hie next move is to roll his chair aald
in order that he may turn easily and
direct his remarks to senators at hi rear.
His chair goes bumping Into the ohalr of
the aenator sitting next to him. The
senator unconsciously pushes first one
chair and than another until he haa them
rolling hither and yon.
Senators In th front row begin to g't
restive when they see a big piece ef
mahogany furniture rolling In their
direction and pretty soon they move te
safer quarters. Senator Heyburn, ob
livious of the departing senators, but
realising that there are more e.npty
chairs to be moved, keeps on mtvlng
them. After he is wsll Into his svch
ha has a clear track, all of the 'ront
row chairs are vacant and ha parades
back and forth, stopping now and then
to pound the deak of a senator In th sec
ond, raw by way of emphasis.
Senator Heyburn, by the way, dis
likes tha word Insurgent He can hammer
away at a proposition brought out by a
republican committee s hard as aver It
was hammered by Senator Dolllver. Cum
mins, or La Follette, but he does not want
hla criticisms labeled Insurgency. Hia
protests against provisions of certain bills
ara tn the way of enlightenment and If
the senate refuses to be enlightened, all
well and good, be votes for the bill as the
republican majority wants him to vote
The difference tn the personality at ths
Taft boys and tha Roosevelt boys is
quite as marked aa la the gap between
the methods of their distinguished par
ents. Whsn the Roosevelt boys were
home everybody knew It. They made the
great corridors of the White House re
sound from attic to baaeroent with noisy
Tha Taft ohlldren take their pleasures
more moderately. Robert has gone back
to college but Charley lingers in Waah
lngton. He slips around the White House
and through the executive of floes In a
quiet shy way and dlaturbs no one.
Charley Inherlta from his father a smil
ing, beaming countenance. His father
has nothing "on him" when It comes
to tha Taft smile.
Matthew Stanley Quay, the great repub
lican boas of Pennsylvania, has been dead
several years, but the Influence which he
exercised here while In the United States
senate la still sufficient to cause the re
tention every four years of Mrs. Llzsle
when wa demanded mora money as the
only remedy for falling prleea, Is very
gratifying. How valuable that admlenlon
would have been to us If It had been made
during tha campaign of that year, when
tha republican leaders were denying that
tha volume of money . had any Influence
on prices and asserting that It did not mat
ter whether we had much money or little,
provided It was all good!
"Wa may now consider the quantitative
theory of money established beyond dis
pute, and proceed to the consideration of
Thus Mr. Bryan Indorses Mr. Taft's de
fense and helps him to acquit the republi
can party of all responsibility for the In
creased cost of living. I f tha advance of
prices Is due to tha greater volume of
money, then It is clear that tha tariff Is
not to blame and that the trusts have been
wrongly accused. It makes little differ
ence to tha consumer whether the Dingley
schedules were revised down or up, tor the
production of glod Is not affected by the
Mr. Bryan says In effect that tha In
creased production of gold has resulted In
tha vary eoonomio condition that he was
trying to bring about by means of free
silver, and that tha Increased cost of living
therefore vindicates tha wisdom of tha
democratlo party In 1896. If this be true
tha higher cost of living ought to be ac
cepted as a great democratlo principle.
An inspiring way of opening an opposi
tion campaign! A Joyful method of ap
pealing to the confidence of tha country!
A convincing scheme for making tha voters
believe that tha democratlo part is to be
trusted and th republican party Is not!
Mr. Bryan deserves a place In Mr. Taft's
cabinet. Ha could chase republicans back
Into the party faster than Mr. Wlcksrsham
could read them out
Baldwin as postmistress at Canton, Miss,
Mrs. Baldwin's term Is soon to expire,
but there Is every probability that she
will be reappointed. Senator Penrose,
Quay's successor as boss In Pennsylvania,
will see to that. Before Quay died ha re
quested Penrose to look after Mrs. Bald
win's Interests. Penrose regards the re
quest as a legacy left to him by bis former
Quay started in Ufa aa a country school
teacher In Madison county, Mississippi. He
was a boarder In tha home of Mrs. Griffin,
mother of Mrs. Baldwin . This was before
tha war. Ha waa taken III of typhoid fever
and for several weeks was near death.
Mrs. Griffin, with the assistance of her
daughter, nursed him through his sickness.
Afterwards Quay returned to Pennsylvania,
but ha never forgot the kindness of those
with whom ha lived while In Mississippi.
The war came on and Mrs. Griffin's prop
erty was destroyed to some extent, and she
and her family suffered aa did many of
the families In the south in those days. In
later years Senator Quay learned of the
difficulties that had overtaken his friends.
He went to General Walthall, then senator
from Mississippi, and said that he would
like to do something for Mrs. Baldwin, the
"If you fellows will let me alone." he
said, I will have Mrs. Baldwin appointed
postmistress at Canton."
"Wa certainly will let you alone." re
plied the general. He knew that otherwise
the appointment would go to a republican
"Tou have her appointed and we will see
that she la confirmed."
, So the appointment waa made. That
was Jn 189ft. She has. been reappointed
twice since then, and probably, by virtue
of the legacy left to Penrose, win soon
receive her third appointment.
The autograph industry In the United
States senate la In a slump. Tou csn get
a complete set of senatorial autna-ranha
ninety-two In number, for 5. Any of the
Dngnt, hustling Caere bova of the mmm
will undertake to fill an autograph album
for you for this amount Ten years ago
auch a collection of names would cost $10.
ihe pages say that the most difficult auto
graphs to obtain ara those nf Senator am
rich and Senator Root The former is
usually too busy to be scribbling his name
Indiscriminately. Senator Root seems to
have a prejudice against gratifying the
wnima or autograph hunters and It is only
when he Is In rare good humor or absent
minded that he will sign.
. A Clan for Joy Riders.
Buffalo Express. .
A drastlo law by a California county pro
vides that automobiles must stop when
signaled by drivers of horses and that
when they are fined informers oan collect
part of tha fines. But the speed maniacs
have only themselves to thank for the turn
legislation is taking against tha motor Mr.
It has proved such a menace In the dis
regard or the reckless ones to life and limb
that the publlo Is crying out for some pro
tection from the law.
Our Birthday Book
AarU 1. ma.
Paul Le Long-pro, the famous flower
painter, waa born April It, 1S65, at Lyons,
France, but now Uvea In a country home
near Los Angeles. He Is one of the lead
ers of the movement for emphasising mod
ern art aa preferable to Ihe old masters.
Clarence A. I'errow, tha noted Chicago
lawyer, la fifty-three. He has been con
nected with a great many famous cases,
ths last on being lit Moyer-Haywood
trial. Ha waa alao one et tha big gun
speakers against prohibition In the recent
vet and dry fight In Uncoln.
Ccarlee M, gvhwab. ihe steel magnate,
was born April 11. 111, at Williamsburg,
Pennsylvania. He was associated with Mr.
Carnegie before becoming head of the
United States steel corporation on Its for
mation, although slues retired.
William Travers Jerome, until recently
tha fighting district attorney In- New Tork,
Is fifty-one. Mr. Jerome had a unique ex
perience In being elected flrat as a demo
crat and re-elected aa an Independent, beau
lng the Tammany candidate.
C B. Liver, president of ths C. 13. Liver
company, dealing In butcher supplies and
bar supplies, was born' April 18, 18til, at
fcarne, Hwltserland. He came to this coun
try in 1171, and has been in his present
bvslneas here In Omaha since 1&S2.
II. N. Wood, stats agent of the North
British Mercantile Inaurance company. Is
Just fifty-two years old. He Is a graduate
of Tabor college, and haa Just finished
twenty-five years In the service of his
Insurance company. Mr, Wood served one
term as a member of the Omaha school
LeRoy Toung, In the coal and feed busi
ness on Sherman avenue, Is oelebratlng his
birthday today. He was bprn In Wiscon
sin. William B.. Clark, manater of ths Mid
land hotel. ls thirty-nine. He was born In
Kansas City and came to Omaha from Lin
coln In 190S, where he had been in busi
ness. He served as a voluntser In tha
Second Nebraska during the Spanish war.
Bamue! Burns, Jr., broker, officlng in the
New York Life building, was born April JS,
1876, right here In Omaha. He studied at
Dartmouth college, and has been dealing
la commercial paper, stocks and bonds
A former Kentucklan, who djy In Texai
lemvlng eaM.Onn, norHe.1 on a farm tel
his boarit. He knew where to cut expensol
In order to let his Wealth accumulate.
Although 90 years old, Jamea ltervei
Lawrence, an employe of the Ontario 'a
Western Railroad company In Mlddletown
N. T., spent his birthday at his accus
tomed labor. He Is hale and hearty de
spite hla great age, and hope to round
out a century of activity.
A bank exclusively for the use of women
has been opened In New Brldtre street,
Hlackfalrs, London, with Miss May Bate
man as manager. ' The venture started,
with 400 transferred customers. The bank
c a tors to women of limited means, as well
as for women of property.
It appears that the I1M.000 given anony
mously to tha Academy of Science for the
promotion of the atudy of tha Hungarian
language In other countries oame from
the Count and Countess Rsechenyl, the
pronunciation of whose name could prob
ably not be Imparted to the world at large
for ten times the money.
Bequests amounting to tllO.MK) to feW?)
and Institutions In PlttsfleJd and tlroat
Barrlngton and a gift of nearly 1600.000 to
the latter town for tha ewtahlishmont and
maintenance of a hospital there are con
talned in the will of Mrs. Mary A. Mason
of Great Barrlngton. filed In the probate)
court in Plttsfleld, Mass.
A Missouri congreaaman name of Cou
drey has Introduced 200 bills this session.
One la to regulate the Washington clocks;
another, to prohibit the formation of a
Washington laundry trust; another, to
make It illegal for ' Washington women
to stick long hatpins Into or throurfri thalt
hats; another, to legalise Sunday bet ball,
golf, etc., In Washington and Its suburbs.
A living, moving picture of the "eternal
fltnass of things" whereat Phlladelphlana
sit up and take notice, is a "speakeasy,"
arranged by "a soft, low-voiced woman."
A New Tork policeman weighing 30O
pounds, who whs bounced for being "too
stout" Is again holding down the Job, a
considerate court having found the accusa
tion "too thin" to hold him. Among "the
finest," chestlness below the belt helps to
balance the upper part
18 IT WORTH WHILE f
Example of a Pennrloas Saver W'ao
Left a Million.
New Tork World.
An old confidential clerk in a banking
house has Just died, leaving an estate of
between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. all saved
out of his wages and acquired by Invest
ment. Far from being a difficult feat this
Is rather eaay. Any bright boy who fan
cies such a career can repeat it
Suppose an office boy of 1 has In two
years saved by pinching self-denial 100.
He can loan it at legal Interest on good
personal security or invest it to yield t
per cent. In the former case if the yield
la kept reinvested It will grow to $3.K by
the time he Is 76; in the latter case to 13.100.
But the boy keeps on saving. His wages
are raised from time to time, and as his
second, third and succeeding $100 come more
quickly, each in turn is set on Its way to
grow Into thousands. At 36 he has a salary
of perhaps .2,600 a year and eaves $1,800 of
It or more. The savings of that single
year, kept invested at legal interest, will
grow to $20,000 in forty years. But already
he haa many other dollars at work for
him or rather for hds unloving heirs. As
his salary grows he esvee and invests
more, and still more. Probably he will
see frequent chances of profitable usury.
But he will never take a risk. He la a
faithful and trntworthy though not bril
liant employe. He does not become dis
sipated nor gluttonous and so haa no use
for doctors. His employers appreciate him
and he coins their appreciation Into more
living, growing gold.
Of course he never marries. He spends
nothing on enjoyment or self-culture. In
the end he dies a lonely death, and from
the famous will case that follows the law
yers profit mightily.
There are probably a few boys In New
Tork today who will do this very thing.
It is in them to do it But Is it worth
'WftJl thAf m. rnmnMmnlBrv hannnmr
attended?" 7 ' "
"No," replied the statesman. "Compli
mentary banquets have gone out of style.
Banquets are now given for the purpose
of roasting things or people of whom yuu
disapprove." Washington Star.
"Pop. tell me something."
"Yes, my son."
"I hard somebody uv the nth.r ,t.
that such-and-such a railroad haa bet!,
"Well, my son?"
"Is that what thev have nAwnntrh -
for?" Ualtlmore American.
'We don't use wine as a beveratre vau
know, Mrs. McGarvey," said Mrs. La pa
ling: "but it's good to have a little of It
lu the house for medicinal purposes. Ypu
know how grateful I am for tlie boli-i.!
you sent over the other day. To thank
you in words would be merelv a work nr
super-Irrigation." Chicago Tribune.
"Very appropriate, wasn't It. for
bunco steerer to crown his new bouf
a glided dome?
Why was it appropriate?"
'Becauxe it was buili of s:old bricks."
"fioctor. have you and the consultltw
physlclaiiH decided what is the matu-r
"But I heard you balloting thla morn
on. that was onlv a straw vote."
Sunday School ' Teacher Whttt la your
Idea, Tommy, of a "wol d In si aeon' 7"
Tomy Tucker Its the word pa uses
when he wants to ko golfln' and haa to
go and start a fire In the furnace instead,
"No, I have never experienced that ftel
n a of dread which attacku a man when .
on hla way to visit the dentist's."
How do you avoid hi
"I have tne dentist visit me." Cleveland
The Canvasser Is the head of the
house in .'
Mr. Weak Mh! speak low; 1m the hesy
of the house. Life.
Thought of Fat Folks.
S. K. Klser In the Record-Herald.
And thtit Is she! How time has flown!
I once thouKht lire could not be sweet
If she weie not my very own
Ah. how I grevelfd at her feet!
Twas In the springtime that we met;
Btteet April blossoms decked her htr-
In fancy 1 ran see her yet,
superbly sum, sumimeiy fair.
I Kined upon her and forgot ' 1fc
That 1 had ever loved before;
1 asked her to be mine, and thought
When she dtcllned, that I no more
Ml,tht ever love or hope or strive;
Alas, that lime should treat hr .t
Her charm all gone at thirty-five
t in uugiuy giaa she answered no.
And that Is he! Alack-a-day!
1 seem to. har him tjlt-adina- still:
How hopelessly he turned away .
tits aiamai aestiny to fill.
It iffUu. n.A n . . . . k . I . . a klm n.ln
. . - ,,,w.if V,F ftiw
J '.ut. maldtn-like. mv urlef I bid:
I funded he would come ana In
The foolish fellow never did.
He knelt before me where We atood,
I honored him for doing that;
He could not knett now If he would, , L
Because he has beuoine so rat: 'y
What cruel cliantis (line has tviouxrht! .
His hair la guni Vhls sight Is dim; t
How fortunate th f I am not
r'orever coupled up with luml
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