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Horning, Evenlna and Hunday Bea printed
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a follow:
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1 41,600 II
T 43,940 II 43,830
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abacrlbars leaving the city tem
porarily ahoald kar Tha Baa
mailed to them. , Address wtU ta
changed aa often aa requested.
Do not get too thirsty tor your sas
gafraa. Anybody else in South Omaha who
wants to be county commissioner?
Graft gets sore eyes when the
searchlight of publicity Is turned on.
Bryan refusing to talk politics by
wireless! '. This Is Indeed an ago of
Don't count your chickens before
they are hatched, and don't pick your
irult until It is ripe.
Is Mr. Hearst trying to play the role
of the prodigal on? If so, Is Father
Democracy ready with the calf?
The Nebraska State Board of Op
tometry should fit Governor Shallen
berger with another pair of glasses.
The natural Inference Is - that the
Judge who decided that prunes are not
pastry' is trying to placate the land
Good! Halley's comet has been
lighted and it is much closer than was
expected, being but 2,000,000 miles
John Temple Graves hag been ac
cused of "hitching his 'wagon to the
stars.'" Sure it is a star and not the
The suffragettes who participated
In the late riots have proved one qual
ification for going to polls they are
able to meet the crowd.
V ,
A Yale professor has juBt caught a
glimpse of the comet on its way west
and pronounces as a base canard the
report that' It has lost Its tall.'
A Kentucky woman tells the suf
fragists in convention that what they
need Is courage. President Taft
doubtless would take issue with her.
Those census enumerators did not
figure on doing a ' mld-wlnter stunt
With snow on the ground, or they
would doubtless have insisted on mora
money. "
Mr. Bryan Just could "not let the
colonel be the only traveler to "stir
'em up." The difference is one rouses
the living, tha other raises the dead
The Chicago woman who gave a
friend $135 to kill her husband asso
ciates with cheap friends, who are but
t trifle above the Pittsburg council
man class.
Fruit men and truck gardeners fear
the worst and hope for the best. But
a hat about the poor housewife who
will have to do her flower gardening
over again?
Every man haa his hobby. Mr.
Morgan's Is collecting "old masters,"
Mr. Roosevelt's collecting wild animals
and Emperor William's is collecting
A southern paper says too many
flemocrats In Tennessee are crazy and
too many In Maryland are fools, still
leaving us in the dark as to the rest
of the family.
Jusfas (he first crop of candidates
to go before the coming state-wide
primary began to coino out Nebraska
experiences a killing frost. Politics
plants, however, are commonly. sup
posed to t hardier . than the other
Tariff Board Beinlti.
The tariff board provision of the
new tariff law seems to hare Justified
Itrelf already as an advanced step In
political and economic reform and to
have paved the way for a permanent
commission with full and specific
p6wers, such as the president has
recommended to congress.
It may be just as well that con
gress delayed to act on the president's
recommendation, for by giving an op
portunity to experiment with the tem
porary board It has enabled him to
show what may be accomplished under
the administration of a permanent
body. By appropriating $76,000 to
employ help In determining the appli
cation of the maximum and minimum
tariff clause, congress has enabled the
president to vindicate the wisdom and
value of that clause as well as the
principle of the tariff board. But the
chief temporary advantage of this con
cession Ilea In the fact that it may lead
to more scientific and satisfactory re
visions of certain schedules, an end
much desired by the president, but
which, probably, congress failed to dis
cern. The president is asking $250,-
000 for the further work to complete
bis present plan. Experts must be
employed to look Into costs of produc
tion and trade conditions in the United
States and abroad, and it is believed
that congress will not refuse to re
spond. The maximum and minimum tariff,
which applies to countries discrimi
nating against us the maximum
schedule, and to countries not dis
criminating against the United States
the minimum rate, has already oper
ated to secure the admission of about
55 per cent of all American products
to foreign countries free and to ob
tain the minimum rate for nine-tenths
of those' articles that must pay a duty
abroad. Rather than submit to the im
position of the additional duty, foreign
countries have made concessions which
amount to a very material revision of
the American tariff. The tariff board
was well nigh Indispensable in ob
taining these results. Its service was
to investigate the tariff relations be
tween the various countries and the
United States, advise the president and
assist the Department of State in
formulating the terms of agreement.
The work of the board is the best argu
ment In favor- of a permanent com
mission with more unrestricted powers.
Democrat!' Sham Battle.,
In an unguarded moment ot candor
a democratic leader in the house the
other day disclosed the whole motive
of his party in the anti-Cannon fight
by saying that if the republican In
surgents could succeed In ousting the
speaker at this session of congress they
might then go home and tell their con
stituents what they had done and
thereby remove the issue of Cannon
ism from the coming campaign. "But
the democrats would be left holding
the bag," he. naively added.
And that is all there is-to this entire
furore so far as the democrats are
concerned. Not a democratic member
of the house has the remotest desire to
lemove Cannon at this session, nor
the faintest idea that it will be done.
It would destroy all their stock In trade
if it were done, whereas his retention,
they believe, would leave some hope pf
democratic success at the next elec
tion. The democrats know that if the
speakership were declared vacant to
morrow they could not elect a demo
crat to the place except by Insurgent
votes and since It Is not a matter of
principle with them, but ot political
expediency, they have absolutely no
choice between Uncle Joe and any
other republican. If they can go on
with their sham battle against the
speaker until the end of the iiesslon
without dislodging him they will have
achieved all they undertook at the
outset and then in the congressional
campaign will go before the people with
the plea that they did all they could to
unseat Cannon, but were blocked by
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me repuuueaus.
John Bedmond'i Victory.
The king and Mr. Redmond seem to
hold the key to the situation in the
British parliament. Premier Asqulth's
victory in passing the resolution abol
ishlng the lord?' veto power plainly
discloses the fact that the government,
before it could even hope to get its
budget through, had to come to terms
with -the Irish and make tariff con
cessions for Nationalists votes and the
prime minister openly announced his
intention to call on the crowu for
enough now peers to override the pres
ent body If the latter refused 'to vote
for its own official decapitation.
Mr. Asqulth's victory Is pronounced,
but at the same time Involves his own
peril and that of the ministry, for if
he falls at last to carry to completion
the government's program the cabi
net must resign or recommend the dls
solution of parliament and the premier
Fays he would not forego such
recommendation "except under con
anions securing mat in the new
Parliament the Judgment of the peo
pie, as expressed at an election, will
be carried Into law," setting forth the
desire of the present ministry to die
tate terms for the succeeding one.
Although the king'ji sympathies are
taken to be on the side of the com
mons, It is yet possible he may dls
sent to a move so revolutionary as
that proposed as a last resort, bu
should ho do so he will there and then
be drawn Into the political maelstrom
the very thing he has so, thus far, skill
fully avoided. King Edward, of course
could he have had his way, would hav
avoided this issue and 'too' doubt 4he
premier would like to have avoided It
tor hiia, but if driven to the extreme
Mr. Aaqulth'soes nothrngleft for him
ut to fall back upon his constitutional
ight of invoking the aid of the crown
to compel the House of Lords to vote
for the anti-veto bill.
But with Mr. Asqulth's ultimate
triumph still much in doubt, the over
shadow leg point of interest at this
time is the concessions John Redmond
has gained for his people. No natter
what (he ministry may decide to do,
It will have to treat with the Irish
members and may have to make home
rul9 the paramount Issue in the next
election aa the price of Irish support
for the TOvernmfnt program.
The Lot of the Juror.
OMAHA, April I6.-T0 the Editor of Tha
Bee: You are on the right track when
you say the way to get better Juries Is to
raJaa the pay of the juryman. They have
raised tha pay of everybody else around tha
courta the Judged, the stenographers and
the bailiff, but the Juryman la expected to
work for tha lama old $2 a day. A busl-
eaa man drawn on the Jury gets excused.
but a man who would be earning S3 or M
a day at his trade haa to stay and pocket
the loss. JUROR.
The high cost of living problem we
have with us, and nowhere does It hit
much harder than on the man drawn
for Jury service. "Juror" shows up
the facts very clearly that explain why
we have so much trouble getting capa
ble and Intelligent men to serve on
the Jury, and yet litigation involving
thousands and hundreds of thousands
of dollars, to say nothing of cases in
which life and liberty are at stake, is
ubmitted to twelve good men and
truo whose time is appraised as worth
2 a day.. The $2 a day jury fee may
ave been somewhere near a fair com
pensation thirty or forty years ago,
but not in these days of 2 5 -cent beef
steak and 30-cent butter. In the re
adjustment of business to new condi
tions the juror should not be left out
In the cold.
Courage and Regrets.
Courage seems to be a matter of
temperament after all, as well dis
played In the forum aa In the forest.
It may not require imminent bodily
peril to summon it forth. Demure,
if determined womanhood, may some
times form the test of its stability. The
man who in this day steps out on a
platform In front of a convention hall
filled with women who believe in the
elective franchise as the panacea for
public ills and quietly remarks,
'Ladies, I do not believe in woman's
suffrage," forces himself at once into
the hero class, whatever may be said
of his discretion. The fact that some
of the less demonstrative of the dele
gates have taken It back cannot. In the
least, be regarded as detracting from
the sublime courage displayed. The
president has given to the country a
new aspect of valor genuinely In keep
ing with his temperament. Bat the
president who gave the good women a
fine lesson in self-restraint must not be
allowed to deceive himself with the be
lief that the women who expressed
their disapproval of his utterances 'with
such penetrating clearness have for
gotten what he eald just because some
others of their organization sent their
'regrets" to the White House. Re
grets are one of the inalienable rights
of a woman even if the ballot is not
and if she chooses to throw them out
as a decoy with an eye to the future
that Is also her right. The point of
this lesson for Mr. Taft is to rest on
hla laurels and not hazard glories won
cn potential peril.
Really Funny.'
While Lincoln has just voted itself
dry again for at least another year,
the' funny thing is that even before
the campaign is over the Excise board
should be getting busy revising its
rules and regulations to make it easier
to get drinkables in a dry town. While
Havelock was wet and Lincoln dry the
Excise board promulgated a rule pro
hibiting the delivery of wet goods In
Lincoln for family consumption, Im
posing the necessity on the thirsty
mortal in search of a quencher to
patronize the street car running to
Havelock and carry the bottle or Jug
home with him In person.
Now to accommodate the refrigera
tor traffic, it Is proposed not only to
authorize . household delivery In
wagons, carefully labeled to disguise
the cargo, but even to license three or
four central distribution stations, con
dltioned only that nothing be drunk
on the premises and no consignments
handled unless in original packages or
bottled in bond. The clubs that have
been so popular in Lincoln are, of
course, to continue unmolested in a
dry town.
Does prohibition prohibit? Of
course It does. If you don't believe it.
look at Lincoln.
If the fire insurance companies took
in over $3,500,000 In premiums In Ne
braska last year and paid out less than
$1,500,000 in losses it may be barely
possible that they are charging rates
that are excessive. Just recall the re
cent invitation to underwrite the
Omaha city hall, which brought out
Identical bids from every insurance
agent In Omaha and a bid from South
Omaha $1,200 lower.
The bringing out of Judge Dean means
that tha democrats, of the Sixth district are
determined that no available material
shall be overlooked. World-Herald.
What rot! It means nothing of the
kind. It means that a bunch of
scheming democrats in Judge Dean's
back yard want to make sure that the
gates are shut against him running
for supreme judge again next year.
Our old friend. Edgar Howard, has
suddenly quieted down about the
"fixers" whom the public service cor
porations have hired to nail down
candidates for the state senate on all
tickets In advance of the next legisla
ture. Edgar should let the public
know who buncoed him with that hot
air etory.
County Assessor Shrlver sees all
kinds of trouble ahead growing out of
the elective deputy assessor business.
But that was all foreseen and deliber
ately Ignored by the late democratic
legislature, which forced Nebraska to
take this step backward.
Just as everybody was settling him
self in the consoling belief that 'all Is
lovely, comes the official note from the
Vatican that the Vienna nuncio's call
on the colonel was entirely unofficial.
Perhaps, after all, the Rev. Mr. Tip
ple was only aspiring to the record of
the Rev. Mr. Burchard, who emitted
his famous and fatal alliteration of the
three R's at the wrong time.
Johnny Bull should not get eore be
cause his Lord Kitchener received no
more attention In the United StateB.
He came through Just as the base ball
season was being opened.
Tho one regret Americans must feel
as time for Mr. Roosevelt's return ap
proaches is that he shaved off those
African whiskers without giving us a
chance to look at them.
In Claaa by Themaelvea.
Baltimore American.
Mr. Bryan's reaurrectlon of silver puta
him In the claaa of the Mad Mullah and
the king of Abyssinia, who never know
when they're dead.
Knocking jtt the Gilt.
Wall Street Journal.
Being a member of congress la not what
it va& A bill prohibiting acceptance of
telegTaph and express franks bida fair to
knock another bit to gilt from the ginger
bread. :
Can't Get Away from It.
Chicago Record-Herald.
"Distributers, not producers, fix the
prices of farm products," is the conclu
sion that has been reached by F. D. Co
burn, secretary of tha Kansas State Board
of Agriculture. Whether he la right about
It or not, the fact remains that the con
sumers pay the prices.
Handy Package In the Bin.
Washington Post.
Postmaater Oeneral Hitohoock'a $10,000,000
saving, added to Secretary MaoVeagh a
$50,000,000 Income increase, makes a harvest
of $00,000,000 already stored In Uncle Sam's
bins secure from boll weevil, chinch bug,
black rot, drouth, flood, froat and other
enemies of Serelary Wilson.
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inner nuica nanani
Springfield Republican.
No lawyer who haa been-a, railroad at
torney for the vacancy in the United States
supreme court euoh is tha demand upon
tha president by the Nebraska State Rail
road commission.,.-: But why confine the
exclusion to railroad lawyers? Are other
lawyers for the reat industrial trusta any
more free from bias, or are the said trusts
any less of a, menace to the rights of tha
people than .the railroads? This Is all
rather rough on tha corporation lawyer and
decidedly restrictive of the field from which
the president could make a. mature selec
tion .for ..tha Bupraipne bench. -
Baiting; fn Speaker.
Philadelphia Bulletin.
In more than one respect Speaker Can
non's political record may be open to 'criti
cism. But even those persons who regard
him aa unduly autocratic or as Jacking in
progresslvenees, will be apt to think, that
there Is something rather petty lrt the at
tempt to take away the automobile which
haa been assigned - to the speaker's ' use.
If an effort were made to stop furnlBhlng
vehicles at publlo expense for all impor
tant officials of tha government, it might
be stronaly defended. Making Uncle Jo
seph a speclal target in this respect does
not seem a manly way to fight him.
Roosevelt Characteristic Overlooked
In Political Speculation.
Cleveland Leader.
All reports of Theodora Roosevelt's plans
and purposes, after reaehlng his own coun
try, have to be taken with many doubts.
They are never authorised, and often they
are false. Yet there Is much reason to be
lieve the repeated assertions, publicly made,
that he will take "a more active part in
working for republican success, especially
in New York, his' own state, than any
former ex-president ever did.
These statements are probably because
Colonel Roosevelt has always been a,
staunch party man. He haa worked and
fought for freedom and progress In his
party, but he haa always held that it la
an organisation which affords more ef
ficient means than any other for obtaining
good results In government and tn the
civic progress of the nation. Ha has had
little patience with men who decry party
government or belittle parties as instru
ments for working out the plans and pur
poses of the people.
Aa for restraining precedents, it is easy
to foresee that they could not interfere
materially with Theodore Roosevelt If he
decided that he ought to take a mora direct
and open part In polltlca than other men,
similarly situated, though fitting for them,
such barriers mean little or nothing to him,
when large questions and great intereste
are at stake.
Our Birthday Book
April 19, 1910.
Samuel Avery, chancellor of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, waa born April 19, 18G6, at
Lamoille, 111. He la a graduate of Doane
college and of the University of Nebraska,
later specializing In chemistry at Heidel
berg. He was professor of chemistry in
tha university' prior to his elevation to the
position of chancellor a year ago.
John Dalxell, congressman from the Pitts
burg district, la 65. He la ona of tha old
timers In the house, and a member both
of tha old and new rules committee.
Napoleon B. Broward, former governor of
Florida, waa born April 19, 1S07. He la a
native of Florida, and haa visited in
Wayne McVeagh, the big Philadelphia
lawyer, was born April 13, 1833. . He waa
attorney general under President Oarfle.d,
and Is a brother of the present aecretary
of tha treasury
Em mat tU. Holomon, deputy county treaa
urer, la 4L He waa one term county com
nilblunr, and later county comptroller
until that office waa abolished.
L. U. Lowrey, prtwtdent and manager of
the American EUctrtc company, waa born
April 19. 1878. In Omaha, where he waa
educated In tha public achoola and Crttgh
ton rollei(e. He haa bcrn In the electric
buulncs with various concerns since
Army Gossip
Matters of Interest Oa and flack
of tha rirlng Line Cleaned, from
tha Army and Wavy Beglate.
The quartermaater general'a oflca Is about
to award tha contracta which will complete
the ahpply of heavy furniture for officers'
quarters. The latent order will Include
the regular alowance of articles, according
to the atandard dealgned, for those build
ings which have been recently completed
and have not received thia equipment.
The contract will also embrace two articles
for all officers' quarters, being additions
to tha schedule of heavy furniture hitherto
Installed. One of these articles In a ma
hogany divan, with wooden seat and with
out upholatery of any kind, being Intended
for tha aittlng room; the other article la a
so-called "hall tree" or hat rack. It la es
timated that It haa cost about tflOO.000 to
equip officers' quarters with the heavy
furniture. Tha allotments for this pur
pose hereafter made annually will ba only
for the equipment of new quartera of the
restoration of condemned1 furniture.
During the Joint maneuvers In Maasa
cusetts in August of last year Major Oen
eral Wood had' placed to hla credit funds
to cover expenses In connection with tha
care and entertainment of foreign military
attaches. The sum waa transferred to the
chief quartermaster for disbursement and
$38.66 waa disbursed for dinners, luncheons
and meals furnished tha attaches from
August IS to 21. Tha assistant comptroller
of the treasury has refused to allow pay
ment of this sum, on tha -part of the gov
ernment, on tha ground that there la no
provision of law which authorises tha mili
tary authorities to Invite foreign military
attaches to be guests of the United States at
Joint maneuvers, and that there la no other
appropriation under control of the depart
ment available for such expense.
There Is one vacancy existing In the
corps of chaplains of the army. This Is
the position to which It was proposed to
appoint Second Lieutenant C. P. Titus,
Fourteenth infantry, now on duty in the
Philippines, who as an enlisted man of
volunteers distinguished himself on the ex
pedition to Peking. Lieutenant Titus holds
the certificate of a theological school In
Colorado, but he failed to qualify for the
chaplaincy upon his examination befora a
board of officers convened at Manila.
The vacancy now existing In the corps was
fllied originally by a clergyman of the
United Brethren denomination, and, if there
are qualified candidates from that sect.
It Is probable that the. choice will be In
that direction, following the policy of the
War department In maintaining the present
proportionate representation of religious
The War department is In receipt of tha
reports from officers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan.; Fort Myer, Va., and the Army War
college, to whom were referred the tenta
tive general order prescribing the .regular
physical exercise by walking and riding
and the annual physical test. Tha com
ments, for the most part, are unfavorable
to the order, aa It has been framed. It is
pointed out that the requirements, so tar
aa horseback riding Is concerned, are ex
cessive and would be too severe upon anl
mala, especially where an average of six
miles an hour for six days a week must be
maintained. The soheme Is criticised as
making no provision for climatic conditions
likely at certain seasons of the year to
greatly Interefere with any regular rid
ing or, for that matter, walking. It haa
been proposed, among other things, that
greater discretion be permitted Individual
officers and that the responsibility of
granting exceptlona be Intrusted to com
manding officers, by which process the
War department will be relieved of much
correspondence In the matter. Then, too,
It Is understood that Oeneral Wood, the
next chief of staff, entertains some Im
portant views concerning the physical test
and it Is possible that the whole question
will be laid aside until Oeneral Wood comes
to Washington. The order, aa it has been
sent out for trial and remark, has obtained
few Indorsements, largely for the reason
that It Is not sufficiently elastic In Its re
quirements and overlooks the poslblllty of
Interruptions on account of weather and
other circumstances. '
Senator Warren's bill, which provides for
the dropping' from the army register of
officers who are confined by sentence ot
civil court to prisons or penitentiaries, will,
If it Is enacted into law, be applied Imme
diately to Captain Peter C. Hatna, Jr., of
the coast artillery oorpa, and Captain
Thomaa Franklin of the subsistence de
partment Aa tha bill was originally
worded, It came very narrowly avoiding
the Issue in Captain Franklin's case, as
the phraseology made It apply to those
Who are. roaflned to "state" places of Incar
ceration, while Captain Franklin Is In a fed
eral Institution. The law Is also necessary In
Captain Franklin's case beyond that of the
case of Captain Hatna for the reason that
the separation of the former officer from
the service could not have been caused by
nominating and coflrmlng a successor. This
Is a proceeding which the military author
ities nave refrained from taking, lest It
might soma day prove a dangeroua pre
cedent, and, of course, It could not oper
ate excepting In a position to which an
officer might be appointed by the president
with, senatorial approval. Captain Frank
lin Is an officer of tha subsistence depart
ment, to which appointments are no longer
made, vacancies in the corps being filled
by details from the line. The detail. of a
line officer In place of Captain Franklin
would not operate to dlspoae that officer
from the army. Tha Warren bill will ac
complish a desired end without resorting
to unsual proceedings and meet similar
conditions hereafter.
A medal waa presented to Dr. Horace
Howard Fumeaa of Philadelphia, by the
founders of the New Theater for his dis
tinguished services In tha cause of dramatic
art In America, the first awarded.
Dr. Lyman Abbott, at a dinner in New
York, interrupted with a witticism a
chorus of voices praising the oratorical
powers of the suffragettes. "How true it
Is," said Dr. Abbott, "that, as Keats aatd,
a thing ot beauty may ba a Jaw forever."
Bishop Green of Ballarat. complains that
there la too much praying for tha king.
"While Anglicans are loyal, we do not want
to pray for hla majesty five timea in tha
course of ona service," aaya he. It hardly
aeema loyal to Imply that King Edward
needs ao much praying for.
Captain Thomaa Bplght, ' who fought In
Walthlll's brigade when he waa a boy, but
la now a congreasinan, haa asked the
country to notice lhat besides tha two
Mississippi aenatora five other senators,
Bailey of Texas, Oore of Oklahoma. Clarke
of Arkanaaa, Nawlands of Nevada and
Chamberlain of Oregon began ilfa aa Mis
sissippi babies.
J. H. Van Ktnsselear, nephew of the
lata . 11. Harrlman, left for New Tork
to tin:r hla resignation aa general agent
of tha Harrlman lines In the southeastern
statea, which position ha has held for the
last el.rht years. Van Rensselear's resigna
tion becomes effective May 1, when he will
assume the presidency of the Railway
bervlce e.u.uipmfel u.$luj
The report made to the comptroller
under date of March 29, 1910, shows
that this bank has
Time Certificates of
flppnsit $2,034,270,61
3M Interest
paid on certificates running for twelve
Hastings Tribune: And now they ara
naming babies after Hon. O. W. Ncrrla
Such Is fame.
Walthlll Times: Every time a business
man leaves his home on tha reservation
these days someone announces that he haa
gone to Omaha to be arrested.
Hastings Tribune: William J. Bryan
saya he doesn't want any demonstration
made for him upon his arrival In New
York. Perhaps William haa heard how tha
New Yorkers look upon his county option
Grand Island Independent: Mr. Bryan Is
coming back, toot But one doesn't hear
so much about It, and the public generally.
appears not to care particularly. For
the moment It does not even know from
where he's returning.
Hastings Tribune: From far off Porto
Rico cornea tha news that William J.
Bryan Is not going to ba a candidate for
the United Statea senate. Evidently
Representative Hitchcock got Just a little
closer to Bryan's ear than did Edgar
Callaway Queen: Blxby, of the State
Journal, says he admires a man who Is
open and above board aa to where he
stands on all questions. However, we have
not heard Bixby say anything about the
stand Jim Dahlman has taken on the re
moval of the state capltol.
Plattsmouth Journal: If Omaha had
taken on the activity for river navigation
two years ago, they might have had an
Increase in tholr population that would be
worth while. The people of Kansas City
subscribed over $1,000,000 to buy boats for
the lower Missouri, between Kansaa City
and St. Louis. Think of that!
Aurora Republican: It becomes more
and more apparent aa the days go by that
Senator C. H. Aldrlch of David City Is the
logical candidate for the republican nomi
nation for governor. Mr. Aldrlch waa the
leader in the senate In the 1907 session of
the legislature, a neealon which did more
for the welfare of the people than waa
ever before or since accomplished by any
assembly In Nebraska.
Auburn Granger: Election returns from
over the state do not confirm the state
ments -ct - the - enthusiast ' who' could sea
that the wave of antl-saloonlsm waa sure
to engulf the saloon business. The returns
in general are rather discouraging. Are
we really on the right track and armed
with the proper facta and moved by rigtvt-
eoua impulses In all case where the license
system la being opposed?
Schuyler Sun: Whenever the country
newnpapers find foreigners invading the
field of the home merchants with goods
and merchandise and selling them to farm
ers, they are asked to arise and whack
the intruders and advise the farmers to
buy their goods of the home merchants.
And when foreign printing houses send
their representatives among the merchants
and business men, many of these tame
merchants give them their orders and get
Inferior work for the money. That's reci
procity. I
Together They Form the Cream of
Transportation Business.
Philadelphia Record.
The action of tha Interstate Commerce
commission In curbing to some extent tha
rapacity of the Pullman monopoly encour
age, tho hope that the comblnatloa of ex
press companies will not much longer
practice their extortions upon the Ameri
can people. TT.ese express companies, that
are skimming the cream of transportation,
of course could not despoil the publlo If
reilrcad presidents and directors did not
share the booty, at tha expense also of
their stockholders, toward whom the offi
cials 1iold a fiduciary relation. The leas
tha spoil of the express . companlea tha
larger vould be tha legitimate dividends
of the railroad stockholders.
Publicity, which the corporations ao
much dread and which congress la hesi
tating to enforce, will reveal what railroad
presidents and dlrectora are aharlng In
the express plunder, and that alone ought
to be aufflcient to causa a dissolution of
the nefarious connection. But If thla should
fall, tha next legislative step of necessity
will be to denounce and punish as a mis
demeanor the holding of express company
shares by railroad officials. When the
common carriers of tha country perform
their obligations to transport and deliver
all freights Intrusted to them tha express
oompanles will disappear for want of em
ployment. Thus one cause ct tho exorbi
tant cost of commodities will ba removed.
If under existing law the Interstate Com
merce commission has power to prescribe
the rates of upper and lower sleeping
bertha It haa power also under tha aame
law to reduce tha rates of Interstate ex
press transportation.
The Instinct ol modesty natural to avery woman Is often a
great hiadrsnee to the cure of womanly diaeaaes. Women
shrink from the personal questions of the local physician
which item indelicate. The thought of examination is ab
horrent to them, and so they endure in ailence a condition
f diaaase which surely progresses from bad to worse. .
it bma b00m Dr. PIrc prtvlUf to ear m
llroaf many womtm aro bmr toaed m reuge
tor nodoaty Im klm oftor ot FREE oouoolta
tloa by letter, nil oorromooodomoo Im bold
m omerodly eomtiaoatlol. Xtdroo Dr, R. V.
PUrce, Buffalo, A. r, .
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription restore and ' regulates
tha womanly functions, aboiiabea pain and builds up aad
put the finishing touob of health oa every waak woman
who give it fair trial.
It Makes Weak Women Strong,
Sick Women Well.
Yon cao't afford to accept Merit nostrum as a substitute
for thia non-alcobolio medicine or known coMroimoN.
Araphoe Pioneer: We say keep Hitch
cock where he la.
Aurora Sun: Scarcely anyone In Aurora
seems to favor the candidacy of Mr. Hltch
cock for United Statea senator.
Hastings Tribune: The Omaha World.
Herald Is scared clear out of Its boot! !e
he Je
ll fall.
Hon. George W. Norrls ba mada the
publican nominee for the senate next
Nemaha Republican: It is a good thing
that Bryan gave hla permission for Hitch
cock to run for the United States senate.
It affords Hitchcock hla only excuse for
Papllllon Republican: Hitchcock calls
these weekly trips from Washington "homo
runs,"., but it looks like this senatorial can
didate is sliding down "uneasy street." Hla
popularity In . Sarpy county Is rapidly
Nemaha Republican: Congressman Hitch
cock la fortunate. His candidacy for the
United States senate occupies top o' col
umn, next to tha pure reading matter po
sition In the columns of the Omaha World
Herald. St. Paul Republican: Gilbert M. HI Un
cock says that Bryan reposed In him the
secret that under no circumstances would
he be a candidate for the senate. Tha
testimony Is objected to on the ground that
it is Inconsistent, Improbable, and that the
witness has a political bias and Interest.
Oakland Independent, Editor Hltchoock
of tha World-Herald has announced him
self as candidate for senator. It will mean
a big fight and we hope ha won't win, be
cause ha la wrong on soma of the Impor
tant questions that are pressing for so
lution, and la on tha wrong side ot tha
fence to do thla state the good that a re
publican will.
"Some men's Idea of heaven," aald Unci
Jerry Peebles, "is an cverlastln' ball gama
with the home team forever wlnnin'."
Chicago Tribune.
"Pardon me, governor," began the Inter
viewer, '"I"
"Certainly, certainly," replied the Ten
nessee executive, reaching for a blank.
"What are you guilty 01?" Philadelphia
Ledger.. -
' T 6nCe knew a man who waa simply
wild to be in the public eye, and yet waa
tickled to death when ha waa finally
"He must have been an Idiot."
"No, he wasn't. He was an author."
Baltimore American. '
"I'm afraid I won't ba able-to pay your
bill for aome time, doctor," aald the grate
ful patient.
"H'm," replied the physician, who Is a
natural diplomat, "there are two points I
forgot to mention In my advlo. You'd
better quit -smoking and cut out a meat
diet." Washington Star.
"I always feel, after I have spent an
hour or two In your company," he aald,
"that I am a better man."
"It la very good of you to say so," she
replied. "Don't hesitate to come often."
Chicago Record-Herald.
Patron (to restaurant proprietor.) Look
here, sir, this clumsy fellow has split my
soup down my back.
Proprietor (to waiter, aternly.) Bring
this gentleman a full order of soup In
stantly. Boston Transcript. ,
Landlord What's that up there, sir?
New Arrival It's my airship; there'a no
suitable shelter for It about here, so I'm
obliged to keep It flying, ,un there aee?
Landlord Yes, I see. My terma for
guests with airships are cash In advance.
Town and Country.
"When a woman marries and then di
vorces her husband Inside of a week, what
would you call it T"
"Taking his name In vain." Princeton
Somervllle 'Journal.
When Murphy bunts, and gets to first,
wa cheer bis feat with pride;
Tha ball twists slowly down tha line.
And never rolls outside.
When Casey makes a sacrifice.
His deftness moves us all, "
But oh, the real hl-hl-tlng oomea
When Mooney stings the ball I
For Mooney haa a nervous way
Of handling his bat.
The pitchers hate to watch his eyes,
They don't know where they're at. ;
He stands there ready with the stick
Upon the sphere to fall, . ' '
And oh, the crowd lets out a yell
When Mooney stings the ball!
Yes, Mooney waa designed by fate
To make the pltchei-a mourn,
The foxy inahoote and the wldes . 1
Ho lets pass by with acorn. - "
He stands regardless of tha crowd
The atrlkes, the umpire's call.
Until the sphere floats o'er the plate
Then Mooney stings the balll 1
It moves ua when tha center field
Pulls down the fly he'a cursed,
It thrills us when the shortstop's throw.-
Cuts off a man at first.
But, oh, tha fierce excitement when.
The bases filled, wa all
Leap up, and howl, and dance and yell.
When Mooney stings tha balll