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COlllll-Jiil'UNDENCE.
Communication relating to new and
duonal matter should be addressed;
(in, alia l.v:. K4 tortal Department.
UIMlTi ANCKS.
IScnilt liy draft, exprrs or postal onlor
av:ilile to 1 hn liee fuMlsliing Coraiiany.
Only 2-cent slumps received In pu ment of
ii. ml account. IVmonul checks except on
Umalia and eualern exchange not accepted.
KTATLMENT ()V t-il'.CULATlON.
Sluts of Kehyaak.-t, DougUs county, s.. ;
tJeorg H. Tscschuck, treasurer OH The
he: i'ublishing company, being duly
auoin, says that the actual number of
lull and complete copies of The Dally,
Morning. Evening and sjunday bee printeu
during the niontn of beptember, 1I1U, was
aa lollows:
1 44,330
2 43,370
i 43,120
4 40,000
6 44,130
.43,430
7 43,900
43,630
1 43,4(10
IS 43,370
11 41,000
II 43,630
II 43,800
14 43,300
16 43.3M)
Total . :
Returned Copies
14 43,300
U 43,270
U 42,400
19 43,820
20 43,490
II 43,450
il 43,400
21 46.640
24.. 43,830
3A 43,200
J6 45,870
27 44,150
2 43,650
It 43,800
30 43,890
1,303,370
,845
Net Total 1,1193,6118
Dally Average 43,117
GEO. 13. TZSCHUCK,
Treasurer.
Subscribed In mjr presence and sworn
to before ma this thirtieth day of Sep
tember, 1810.
11. B. WALKER,
Notary Public
Subscriber, tearing the vltr tem
porarily should have The Bee
mailed to them. Address will be
rhanared aa often h requested.
Acroplanlng- Is proving to be almost
as dangerous as aa automobile race.
Mr. Hearst says hia Independence
league Is the country's hope. Of what?
This persistent (allure to pull off a
panic is distressing to democratic
hopes. -
The freedom of the reputable press
is constantly menaced by the license
of yellow journalism.
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Ttjja colonel U -raJly presuming a
good deal on the soutli when he talks
to It about "New Nationalism."
Congressman Watson of Indiana
will close his campaign in Rush
county. ' Fast finish, probably.
Wlfnout the aid or consent of any
other state, Mr. Bryan will hardly In
vade he enemy's country this fall.
As long as New York holds to its
horse cars, the women there may be
pardoned for wearing hobble skirts.
A Chicago preacher suggests the
golden rule as the solution of the
servant problem. Let him try it, If
he dares.
Later reports indicate that the
youthful king -of Portugal did not
after all lose his crown; he took it
with him.
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"Tltre is sq much in life that is
beautiful, consoling' sweet," sings the
Record-Herald's poet. She must have
said, "yee."
There is a subtle suggestion in the
assertion that Sun Francisco furnished
the dynamite to blow up Los Angeles.
Bitter rivalry.
Dr. Cook can get a good Job dis
covering if he will hurry back and
Btart out to find the end of this demo
cratic rainbow.
Evidently Mr. Hearst had his fingers
crossed when he promised to help
Colonel Roosevelt fight the bad boys
in his own party.
Massachusetts democrats are having
ilmost as much trouble to get a candi
date for governor as Nebraska demo
crats sneountored.
According to the scientists the earth
weighs 3.000,000,000,000 tons or
pounds we forget which. Which is
right, Mr. Rockefeller?
Still Mr. Bryan is, the only man who
has always been right. And that is
strange, too, considering the number
of times he has changed front.
King Ak-Sar-Ben could not be
blamed If he carried a chip on bis
ihoulder with all of those nifty mili
ary men at his command to fight his
battles for him.
A father of 84 appeared in police
court in New York the other day to
have his boy of 62 sent up for incor
rigibility. A few such lessons and this
kid may learn to obey his parents.
Judge England cornea out of his
bole to attack Senator Burkett tn the
local democratic organ on the strength
of a remark made by ex-Congressman
Mercer, more lately one of the orna
ments of the iobby at Washington.
Has It come to this, that Mr. Mercer
cannot speak for himself I
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TOO Early for Recognition.
It is still too early for the United
PtatFs to recognize the provisional
gow rnnu nt of Torttigil, or In any way
to commit Itself on the delicate situa
tion now existing. The report, there
fore, that this nation had gone Into
conference with Germany and England
over King Manuel's movements and
agreed to his transportation back to
LislKin on an American vessel, could
not be received seriously. There is
ample time for the United States to
recognize the succession to the crown
when the new government shall have
established Its sovereignty and vindi
cated Its stability.
As things stand Portugal's new
rulers have not done this. They have
started out in a direction of larger
liberty and bettor government, but
numerous obstacles may prevent them
reaching their goal for some time to
come, or at all. Already the report
conies that the revolutionists, em
boldened by their partial success, in
some cases show a disposition to go to
extremes in dealing with the loyalists.
This would not be strange In such
crises, but It Is nevertheless a danger
to be guarded against. It is one
element of the problem that confronts
the republicans. .Another Is the neces
sity of setting up a better government
than the one they have undertaken to
abolish.
It must be said that the revolution
ists have much in their favor as to the
personnel of their leadership and the
principles of their movement. Their
provisional president, Prof. Braga, is
reputed to be a man of great learning,
strong character and the high ideals
for his country. He is a scholar and a
republican of years standing. He
seems to be supported by other men of
similar character. The cardinal prin
ciples espoused include the wise provi
sion for separation of church and
state, a free press, abolition of the
star-chamber system of government, a
reorganization of the financial system
and of the army and navy upon bases
that will serve the people as a whole
and not merely the favored classes;
the development of national wealth
and in . short, the awakening of the
nation to a realization of Its needs and
powers and a determination to supply
the first by exercising the other. The
pronunclamento, sent by Bernardo
Machado, minister of foreign affairs,
(expected to .become president of the
permanent republic) to the provisional
president, is strong and true to sound
principle and It rings with the assur
ance that popular sentiment Is back of
the revolt.
But all these promises must be con
firmed and proved. The present is
the period of experiment. When the
test is made, then and then only, will
It be time for the United States and
other nations similarly situated to
commit themselves. In the meantime
they probably will confine their activi
ties to safeguarding their own inter
ests in Portugal.
No Cause Tet to Despair.
Western Industries, western resources,
western enterprise, are taxed and discrim
inated against for the benefit ot the
favored and pampered east, where the Im
mense steel, oil, textile and other monopo
lised Industries are absorbing, with accel
erating speed, the wealth and population
of the republic World-Herald.
Terrible, terrible, terrible!
And still the west seems to have
been doing tolerably well.
In the panic of 1907 the west saved
the credit and financial solvency of the
country.
Western cities have never before ex
perienced such an era of unexampled
building expansion.
Western farmers have never had
such bountiful crops bringing such re
munerative prices as during the last
few years.'
If eastern Industries have been pros
pering, so have western industries
been prospering and growing.
We would dislike to suggest that
the discrepancy in population growth,
If it exists, may be ascrlbable to two
chief causes: First, the tendency of
steadily increasing immigration to
tarry in the eaBt, and second, the pos
sibility that western census returns
have heretofore been more or less
padded, as witness the flagrant exam
ple of St. Joseph.
So do not yet despair. The future of
the country is still assured. The mid
dle and far west have their natural
resources largely to be developed and
broad acres yet to be peopled, which
will enable us to hold our own with
out much difficulty with the east in a
competitive race.
Where Money Talks.
It Is an open secret that in the pres
ent campaign in Nebraska the money
is all on the democratic side, because
the democratlo ticket is the ticket of
the brewers, corporations and big in
terests that are glad to put in where
they can count on returns. The brew
ery money and the corporation con
tributions, of course, will net show up
on the ledger of the democratic cam
paign treasury, because they know
better than that. The money is being
spent direct or through collateral
agencies, some of it perhaps legiti
mately, but more of it illegitimately.
There are places in a campaign
where money talks, and against this
subsidized talk the voters should be
warned. It is a common practice for
the boodle distributers to lay big bet
ting odds and invite heavy wagers to
prove confidence In their own predic
tions. Of course, it Is not their own
money they are betting, but the effect
Is often the same.
Money also talks in procuring cam
paign publicity. The democrats are
buying advertising space in republican
newspapt-r to placard the names of
their nominees for state and congres
sional offices. Republicans have no i
money to buy space in democratic
newspapers for such purposes. The'
democrats also have plenty of money I
for circulars, letters, pictures, postage.
hall rent and brass bands, and if they
shonld rnn short the brewers would j
cheerfully respond to further requisi
tions.
Money makes a noise in a campaign,
but It has a hollow sound. It Is votes
that count, and fortunately the great
majority of the voters In Nebraska are
unpurchasable.
That Moral Issue.
It Is announced that Mr. Bryan will
speak for two weeks in Indiana in be
half of Jobn W. Kern, the democratic
candidate for senator and the entire
democratic ticket. He has been called
Into the state by the leaders to "show
up" Colonel Roosevelt, who is to speak
in behalf of Senator Beverldge.
Mr. Bryan Is In an excellent position
to "show up" anybody. It happens
that the democrats of Indiana, whom
he will support, are opposing county
option, drawing upon themselves the
charge of being the party of the liquor
interests, just as are the democrats in
Nebraska, where Mr. Bryan has bolted
the head of his own ticket. It may
appear strange, therefore, to people
unfamiliar with Mr. Bryan that he
could in the same campaign, bolt his
party in one state and support it in
another when in both states the Issue
Is practically the same. But the
"home folks" who have known the
Peerless Leader best and longest will
not be the least surprised at this, or
any other acrobatic feat he may per
form between this and election day.
It was recently suggested that the
interesting test of Mr. Bryan's new
theory of denying or giving his sup
port on moral grounds would come
when his party nominated its candi
date for president in 1912. But a
preliminary test may come sooner than
that. Not only will he advocate the
election of the antl-optlonlsts in In
diana, while denouncing them in Ne
braska, but he is also committed to the
anti-option ticket in Iowa. Even here
In his home state while denouncing
the democratic nominee for governor
he endorses the nominee for United
States senator, knowing full well that
he is the favorite of the brewers.
Too Many Suicides.
In the United States In 1908 8,332
persons committed suicide, which was
18.5 persons to every 1,000. The to
tal number in 1904, or the average
from 1901 to 1905, was about 4,500,
somewhere near fourteen to every
1,000. It is steadily increasing,
therefore. ' In 1900 the ratio was only
eleven to 1,000. If the ratio keeps
up there is little telling where the
total, will go. A decade ago this na
tion "was not among the first in sui
cides and fifty years ago It was the
last of the great countries. Today it
is one of the first.
Most scientific persons agree that
suicide is a psychological manifesta
tion; that it is not commonly due to
outside influences. Some years ago the
question, "Will a sane person take
his life?" was submitted to twelve of
the greatest thinkers In the United
States, It was answered in the nega
tive by eleven, and even the twelfth
modified his answer. But it is not the
condition of the mind at the time of
the deed with which wt should con
cern ourselves so much as the condi
tions leading up to it.
The Philadelphia Press makes a
practical suggestion, we believe, in
tbls connection. It says that "closer
human sympathy is the one sufficient
and efficient remedy." It may not be
entirely adequate, and it may not be
infallible, but it undoubtedly would be
helpful at all times. If friends and
relatives were quick to throw the
cloak of charity over a depressed or
erring, or weak fellow creature, there
can be little doubt tnat our suicide
list would begin to grow smaller.
Loneliness, the thought of being of no
particular use to anyone these feel
ings which come to weaker people, or
to those who, perhaps, have failed at
some enterprise or undertaking or
suffered physical or financial distress
in varied form, will often work ruin
unless checked or overcome promptly
by the right sort of influence. If the
world could learn to slow up a little
now and then for these delinquent
wayfarers it would be doing a good
work. Charitable works are not al
ways those that go under some insti
tutional or associatlonal name. They
may be in the individual, and there is
certainly no Influence more cogent
than that of personal sympathy and
commiseration.
It is to be noted that our amiable
democratic contemporary is not re
turning to the defense of the railroad
candidate nominated for railway com
missioner on the democratic ticket.
It has not seen fit to Impeach T. W.
Tibbies' characterization of him as
"corporation cattle." There is other
evidence that his close affiliation with
the late Tobe Castor made htm solid
at headquarters, but as yet we hear no
call for it from our democratic
friends..
The supreme court will appoint a
referee to take evidence on alleged
wilful or corrupt nonenforcement ot
law by the police in Omaha. The sub
ject has been investigated nearly
every year by our grand juries, and
sometimes by two or three grand
juries In the same year, without dis
closing any facta to warrant a single
indictment.
This congressional district has been
practically without a representative at
Washington for two terms so far as
accomplishing results for the constitu
ency is concerned, because It sent a
democrat there out of touch with the
administration. The coming election
will give us a chance to correct this
mistake.
(Jovernor Shallenberger explains
that he Is supporting Mayor "Jim"
Just as he would have expected Mayor
"Jim" to hnve supported him had he
been renominated. Would Mayor
"Jim" take the stump for a man he
had called a four-flusher, a double
crosser and a liar? Sure, Mike.
If King Manuel and his royal
retinue can do no better, perhaps King
Ak-Ssr-Ben might be persuaded to
give him asylum as a mark of kingly
courtesy. Without doubt King Manuel
would look as well on an Ak-Sar-Ben
float as any other of the Initiates.
Down in Tennessee the democratic
state convention declared that the
liquor question should not be an Issue
in the campaign. In Nebraska the,
democrats are trying hard to cover up
every other Issue. Those democrats
are nothing if not versatile.
With Galveston losing In population
and Los Angeles having bomb horrors
that cost dearly in human life, one
might gather that these two cities
were not the best governed In the
world, commission form and recall
notwithstanding.
Lillian Russell is not making a pro
found hit as a philosopher. She de
clares that when all women dress
better divorces will be fewer. Rut the
records do not show that It has always
been the poorer clad who sought the
decrees.
No one is worrying now about the
over-indulgence of the Nebraska
farmer in automobiles. If the farmer
wants an automobile he can afford to
have it and has the money to pay
for it.
Representative Link, It will be re
called, Bald he considered Senator
Lorlmer the greatest man In the state,
which made people wonder where the
other links in the chain were.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson says, "insur
gency Is negative." But he cannot
convince the young ex-king of Portu
gal that it always stops at that.
"Midway" Between Points.
Chicago Record-Herald.
No one has yet suggested the spread
ing out of the Panama exposition all the
way between New Orleans and Ban Fran
cisco. The cities, along the route would
not object.
Doctor's Advice, tirade.
Louisville Couiiet-JournaJ.
A medical man " saya one should never
eat without arV Earnest appetite. Few of
us, coniparatlveYy-sipeaking, tan nowadays.
The exercise frdklent to cornering the
"price" is so arduous.
Watch Theiu Sidestep.
Houston Post.
While the political doctors are trying to
diagnose economic disorders, it is well
enough to remember that the presence in
the world of multitudes of ablebodled men
who are forever side-stepping work twlbta
the situation considerably.
Why Give It Awnyf
Indianapolis News.
The annual report of the New York, New
Haven & Haxtford for the fiscal year
shows a surplus of $1,037,793 over dividend
requirements as compared with a deficit
of ttr3,613 the year before. And all this
was achieved without the freight rates be
ing Increased as proposed.
Buslaeea is Daslness.
IndlanapollH News.
Probably tfie railroads are correct In their
assertion that a reduction of freight rates
Is not always followed by a reduction of
prices, hut It is noticed that an increase
of ferlght rates la generally followed by an
Increase of prices, which, of course. Is to
be expected, Inasmuch as business Is busi
ness. Lincoln's Wonderful Style.
Bt. Nicholas Magazine.
Not to read Lincoln Is to miss the finest
expression of the soul of America that has
come to us. His style Itself reminds one
of the natural features of the land, of the
mighty forests set to music by the winds,
of the mountains riwlng by sheer leaps
and noble slopes up to the hltjh heavens,
and wrapped In the white dignity of ever
lasting snow, of the rivers on their Im
mortal path to the sea, or the wide prairies
covered with grass and flowers. For his
language is like the thought It clothes,
large, simple, revealing always the majesty
of the spirit, so much greater than any
majesty of the body.
It El OHO OK ACHIEVEMENT.
Dispassionate Review of Republican
Party Work.
Philadelphia Ledger.
The dominating thought which runs
through the president's Illuminating speech
to the League of Republican clubs Is that
government Is a serious business, to be
carried on with prudence, reason and
justice, and not upon emotional Impulse.
Hentlment Is often of the highest value and
abstract Ideals essential to wholesome
political life; but theoretical conceptions
are useful only as translated Into actual
public achievement. As president, he feels
restricted from the discussion of party
principles; but he has no hesitation In
speaking of the party he represents as a
practical political agency and claiming
support for It because of Its fidelity and
efficiency In the work given It to do.
It would be cany to attack this speech
upon party grounds; to say that Mr. Taft
is extolling the republican party because
it has been correcting evils which are the
result of its own pullcifs, or that he is
expecting to reconcile differences by Ignor
ing them. Iiut tills Is Just what gives the
speech lis surprising strenKth. It deals
with the situation that exists. After all
the controversy that has been going on
within his own party, ail the wild appeals
to paslon and the thirst for novelty, all
the appearance of an Irrepressible conflict
of extremes, the firm and quiet voice of the
president Is heard dispassionately explain
ing what h.is actually been done for the
advancement of the general good, and how
the administration la calmly goliiK forward
in the careful execution of Its public re
sponsibilities and the maintenance of public
Justice and tranquility.
It Is not a party sixteen, but It Is some
thing much more effective. It Is a sort of
executive iue'rug-e of clearheaded aiid
tranquil Cviifi Jeii-e.
Dictz by His Dam Site
Fighting Outlaw of Tbornapple
Dam and His Bis Tears' Defiance
of the Great State of Wisconsin.
New York Sun.
For more than six jeiirs John I'eltx
of Tbornapple dam has been at war with
the state of Wisconsin. He has nia'le a
fortress of his lonely cnbln and repulsed
everal sheriff's posses with writs as well
as rifles In their hands. The Thornapple
garrison consisted until last Saturday of
I'lets and his wife and several children.
The man and his wife and the older chil
dren. Including a girl, are all familiar with
the use of a rifle end) shoot straight. On
Saturday, last, Myra. the girl, and a son,
Clarence, driving Into the town of Winter
with Leslie Dletx. another son. to pur
chase supplies for the garrison, were am
bushed by Sheriff Michael Madden, and
both the Kirl and Clarence were wounded,
the girl seriously, being shot In the back.
The sheriff had Information that John
Piett was coming to town, and opened
fire when his order to pull up and sur
render whs not heeded. Leslie Dletx, the
younirer son, slipped to the cabin to warn
Its defenders. The girl, Myra, was sitting
In the lap of her elder brother when she
was shot.
If the scene of the IUetx story were laid
in the mountains of eastern Kentucky It
would excite no surprise, but enforcement
of the law Is supposed to be possible In
lsconsin, even In that sparsely settled
region about the upper waters of the Chip
pewa river. Hut John lletx is an odd and
remarkable man, a pioneer out of his gen
eration and a pine woods lawyer of some
ability. A man of Indumltable tenacity, he
suggests John Brown of Usawatomle.
Until Diets shot Bert Ilorel, a peacemak
ing neighbor, recently, he had some color
of law for his resistance to county offi
cers. Since that misadventure no poste
could be sworn In to rush the Diets, cabin,
which la In a fine strategic position for
defense. John Diets, with his garison of
five effectives, had resisted posses when
he was a litigant In civil suits, and as a
felon In the eyfe of the luw he would cer
tainly die In his boots. The reluctance
to storm the cabin seems to reflect upon
the courage of Sawyer county, but, aside
from a fear of the marksmanship of John,
Mrs. Dletz, Myra and the boys, there has
been a good deal of sympathy for the
head of the family because he had always
acted on the principle that a Wisconsin
nan's house is his castle, until he shot
Bert llorel, the peacemaker.
Dletz first came into collision with the
courts when he resisted the attempt of the
Chippewa Lumber and Boom company to
float Its logs over Thornapple dam. He
contended that as he owned land at the
dam the company must pay him for the
right to raft its timber down the stream.
Dletx stood guard with a rifle day and
night over the sluice and threatened to
shoot any man who started a log down.
This was in April, 1.904. Injunctions were
obtained to remove the armed figure of
the settler from the path of the company,
but John Dletz defied the sheriff. He
would not accept the service, and threat
ened to ahoot any officer who approached
his cabin. Service was never made on
Dletz. There were several pitched battles.
On July 25, 1806, Deputy Sheriff Koglch was
shot In the hip on one of these sieges. The
old man and all the members of the fam
ily able to bear arms kept up a furious
fire upon the posse.' Clarence, one of the
sons, was wounded In the head.
John Diets Is almort as celebrated for
his hospitality aa for his feud with Jus
tice. He keeps open house for all who
come in a friendly way to talk with him,
and he Is never tired of talking about his
grievance. There Is plenty of meat and
drink for all who are well recommended.
Dletz Is a socialist, and his trouble with
the lumber company has filled him with
fury against all corporations. His visitors
register In a book on a table In the living
room. Dletz admits that he has become a
fanatic on the subject of the iniquity of
corporations. The other day he said:
"When a man has thought of one thing
for six years it is apt to change the con
volutions of his brain." The Diets chil
dren, although adepts with the rifle and
living In an isolated cabin In a -clearing,
are not Illiterate. As they are the only
children In the district the father has al
ways Insisted that the school board must
provide a teacher for them, and this It has
done, educating the young Dletzes in a
leanto built next to the cabin. The Dletzes
have a typewriter and Myra typewrites as
we'l as shoots. It was in a quarrel with
the school board over the rental of the
leanto that Horel, Intervening to mollify
John Dletz, was shot by the enraged enemy
ot corporations.
It was proof of the wholesome respect In
which John Diets Is held in Winter as a
fanatic whose argument Is the rifle that
when Winter heard of the shooting of the
Diets boy and girl by Sheriff Madden's
posse the men of the place, fearing a
descent by John Dletz to revenge himself
for the attack on his children, all volun
teered for service aa deputy sheriffs. The
women of the town, touched by the condi
tion of the wounded girl, were nursing her
by turns at the local hotel, while their
men folk were arming to shoot at the
father If he appeared with his wife and
unlnjared son with arms In their hands,
which everybody believed would be just
like them. United States Marshal William
Appleby, who has had one experience try
ing to serve legal papers on Dletz for the
lumber company, Justifies the shooting of
the Dletz children. "They go about fully
armed," he says. "Myra especially is a
clever markswoman. They were rendering
aid to their outlaw father and could there
fore be attacked If they refused to sur
render." Our Birthday Book
October 10, 1910.
Henry Wade Rogers, dean In the law
department of Yale university, was born
October 10, 1K3, at Holland Patent, N. Y.
He was at one time president ot North
western university at Hvanston, and Is the
author of a number of law books.
John M. Studebaker, founder of the
Studebaker wagon industry. Is 77 years old
today. He was born In Gettysburg, Pa.
At the start he made the woodwork on the
wagon for which his brothers forged the
Ironwork.
Victor H. Metcalf, former secretary of
the navy, was born October 10, H&3, In
1'tlca. He served as member of congress
from a California district, heading the
naval affairs committee, whlsh prepared
him for his active work later on.
W. W. Bingham, wholesale fruit and
produce merchant, Is (7. He was born In
Brookfleld, Wis., and began business In
On aha In 174. associating himself two
years later with his father In the name of
K. Bingham & Son. He served In the city
council several times and has been a can
didate for mayor.
Harry 8. Welier, fecretary of the Rich
ardson Drug company, is celebrating t.ls
t:l birthday. He was born In Macon. Mo.,
and Is completing twenty-five years in
the drug business, begun at Wulncy, 111.
lit first located in Omaha in lWd.
PICKED rOSIES.
Kearney Democrat: Victor Kosewater
' says tn The Hep that the bosses must go.
' Is Victor Kidding himself goodbyeT
1 HioMnfield Advocate: Vic Rosewatcr of
: The Bee, who Is now vlsltlns: In Old Mexico.
Java If he were compelled to drink the
i llqvor they serve down there he would make
application for membership In the Women
Christian Tniperanee union. If he did.
wt tid It make a prohibitionist of him?
Blair Pilot: We herewith hand Mr. Rose
water our congratulations, not for doing
what he should do In his position, but for
doing what many of us never thought l.e
would do. And lie has a reason for "the
faith that is In him." "that Senator Aid
rich has no corporation Ftrlngs attached
to him." and It's a good one.
Humphrey Democrat: Vic Hosewater has
returned from a trip to Mexico and has
tens to announce that ho and The Omaha
Bee Is for Aldrlch anil the entire repub
lican ticket. Well, Judging from the recent
primary election In Douglas county. In
which The Bee refused to support Mr.
Dahlinan, It concerns the democratic ticket
very little who Mr. Kosewater and his
paper supports.
Falls City Journal: There Is evidence
of a political campaign being on. Victor
Kosewater has had to tell where he stands
over his own name In The Omaha Bee. lie
Is against Dahlinan and county option, but
he regards county option as a local Issue
to be settled by euch legislative district
for itself While Dahlman he regards as a
danger to the whole state and a menace
to good government.
Albion News: The Omnha Bee has final. y
taken a position on the governorship, and
says It is for Aldrlch In splto of his po
sition on county option. Whether It will
benefit Mr. Aldrlch for that paper to
profess friendship for him while it de
nounces his standard on the paramount
isfue of the- campaign, raises a qjestlon
that can only bo answered by the returns
from Douglas county after the votes are
counted.
. North Platte Tribune: Certain papers
having raised the question of The Omaha
Bee's support of Aldrlch for governor, Vic
tor Rosewater made reply to the critics
In yesterday's Bee, and In part says: "The
Uoe favors the election of Aldrlch not be
cause he has proclaimed him for county
option, but In spite of it. It favors him
because he represents republican Ideas In
government; because he has no corporation
strings attached him; because so far as
we know, his integrity has not been as
sailed; because a clean cut republican vie-
tory, Indicating that Nebraska is In line
with the progressive policies of Taft and
Roosevelt, would be worth a great deal to
this state and to the country."
Papltllon Times: The Times must ap
prove the sentiment recently expressed by
Victor Rosewater, editor of The Omaha
Bee, who recently in a signed editorial
stated that he personally and The Bee as
a newspaper were 'for Aldrlch rather be
cause he was a republican than because
he represented the county option side ot
the liquor question, giving aa his reason
that he refused to accept the liquor ques
tton as the paramount and overshadowing
Issue In this campaign. The Times haa re
peatedly made this statement that county
option Is not the greatest question before
the people of Nebraska to solve at this
time, and rather favora fighting the battles
this fall upon strict party principles,
Democrats have the opportunity of their
lives to make a telling and winning fight
against the standpat republican policies as
represented b the Iniquitous tariff law re
cently enacted. This one question alone
far overshadows the county option ques
tion, while a large number of other party
principles also call for the undivided at
tention and support ot every true and loyal
democrat.
A WAM.XU LlAlllV.
Fireplace a Lost Factor In Household
Comfort.
Boston Transcript.
There are few factors in the equation of
our economic and social life, during the
last century, that have undergone more
radical change than that of heating. It
Is within a comparatively recent period
that science has regarded it as a part of
Its business to keep people warm, at least
in this country. Nature had apparently
provided for that In exhaustless measure.
The early settlers built their fireplaces on a
most comprehensive plan. They would do
vote nearly the whole side of a house to
one of them, and then when the season
opened, with backlogs, torestick and fillings
enough wood would be consumed in a
season to last the modern stove or grate
for a decade. They could not burn this
fuel fast enough to clear their land and so
they built huge bonfires for the sole pur
pose of relieving the soil of what they re
garded as an obstructive burden.
There was comfort In this prodigal and
exhaustive demands upon the forest prod
uct. It furnished the conditions for quaint
hospitality and good cheer beyond anything
In the modern devices, yet no one thought
of It as a luxury. It was the freest thing
the people knew. For their crops they had
to plough and plant and cultivate, else
there would be no harvest. Even the water
supply might fall them in a dry season,
but the trees were always ready tor the
axe and they used it freely without dream
ing of what it might mean to a few gen
erations beyond them. It is less than 100
years since the people of the United States
became familiar with the coal stove, the
coal grate or the furnace for warming
their houses and a still shorter time since
the steam or hot water radiators have be
come agents for this purpose.
When coal firBt began to find a place in
the general economy it was largely the
fuel of the rich. Now, except In the rural
sections, the conditions have been reversed.
The latest estimate of the forestry service,
necessarily only approximate, Is that the
people of this country annually consume
fire-wood to the value of l,000,0ui),000. Yet
there has been a steady falling off in this
respect and that for obvious reasons.
Thirty years ago, with less than two
thirds of the population that we have now
and a lower cost for all forest products,
the annual consumption amounted to a
value of nearly a third of a billion.
These thirty years have witnessed the
most rapid exhaustion of wooded growth
In the history of this or any other country.
What will the figures show thirty yeaik
hence? The open wood fire, which at once
provides warmth, has never lost Its place In
popular affection. But for Its cost it
would still challenge displacement. Rich
people are putting more fireplaces in their
houses than for many years and builders
advertise then as special atti actions. But
they have become luxuries and every year
that status Is being emphasized so that
the dreams that the leaping flames inspire
will be enjoyed only by a constantly nar
rowing circle.
A Princely olver.
Philadelphia Record.
John S. Huyler, who died in New York
last week, was one of the greatest givers
among liberal American millionaires. A
dozen years ago It was aald that he devoted
to ore of his time to charities than to his
business, and that his annual contributions
to religion and benevolence amounted to
t.iOOuO. Slnoa then his fortune haa In
creased, and he Increased the time and
money devoted to efforts to make the world
more comfortable and better. No one
knows definitely how much he has been
giving away, but It Is conjectured that for
several years his donations have "munltj
to fi.OOO a year.
PERSONAL NOTES.
As King Manuel will not be twenty-on
until November 1", it would seem that the
I'oi t ug ucse revolutionists nilcht have
waited until then to give him a "fieo
doni party."
J. Fleri-ont Morgan's grandchildren don't
think he looks anything like the plduus
that aro usually printed of him. They Iiuk
and kiss him.
Laslern people are apt to speak lightly
of tlio small population with which New
Mexico comes Into the union. They for
get that It has more than Delaware, and
has a chance to grow.
Down In Texas they are hunting for
the heirs of a man who was lynched sev
eral years ago. Ills estate amounts to
H.eOO.oOO, so It Is thought that not many
heirs will remain In hiding oh account ol
the disgrace.
John U. Mulr of the United States
Murine Corps, who Is about to be re
tired because of disabilities acquired in
the dush to Peking, has been appointed
cashier in the United States euhtreasury
In Philadelphia.
J. D. Vols for fifty-five years a tele
Kiaph operator and a member of the civil
war telegraph corps, died In Flgln, 111.
Fioru Koine, tin., he sent the message li;
President Lincoln outlining General Sher
man's march to the sea.
The late Congressman William C. Oittcs,
of Alabama, left In his will an epitaph
to be placed on his monument w h.cn
reads: "Born In poverty, reared in at
verlty, without educational advantage,
yet by honest Individual effort he oo
talned a competency and the confidence of
his fellow man. while fairly liberal to
relatives and to the Worthy poor."
Frances A. Kellor of New York, hat
been appointed chief Investigator In thP
stute labor department, stands where slu
can befriend the Immigrant who Is the
prey of sharks. This young woman has
discovered twelve Or thirteen lnws relai
ituj to the Immigrant 'which would, If tliey
were enforced, give to him ample pro
tection. Without a vote Miss Kellor has
found a way to do effective work.
PASSING PLEASANTRIES.
"Well who do you think you are"
asked David, unafraid.
"1 am the man hlglier up," gruff Iv an
swered Uoliath, looking . contemptuously
down upon him. y '
But David got hlm.-Chleagd Tribune.
th'eY?ace" ' Hem l ,rllU ,he rw,ul,s of
t.i' yL".w' ,a'" ald. the editor of the
Plunkvllle Palladium. ".We have all tie
Joau'rnal.PU,y -"-l-'vlll Courier?
Doctor (to typhoid patientl-Do you re
member where you drank water?
H.., Mt"rUh' e"! lt w back on the
dear old farm-twenty years ago.-Puck
Guest-I ll take some o' that
NV alter-Some & which, boss?'
reVd?"'-01"6 " that thcre-
Walter-Scuse me. suh. I ain't had no
education, elther-cieveland plah, Dealer!
Uncle Ebon Looks to me as If that ex
press trams going faster than usual to-
Lncle Kzra-'Course It Is! Squire Hot
kins sent a special delivery letter to hU
; 1tneNtinV,,rk hls Trning! "? th S
was the train It was goin' out on-Puok.
"Indeed, papa, you do not sufficiently
appreciate Willie, ijveryboay .ays The a
a coming man." ' 18
"Well, you tell him he will be much
more popular with me If he Is more of a
going one. '-Baltimore American.
"I understand that D'Auber showed
you all his pictures the other ' day "
..Xf- 1 "ttW them all."
good ' 8ay- M" tM;"t eturesre very
Pl'a"n Dealer. "hW m" those.''-Cleveland
Mrs. Chugwater JoBlah what la ti,
meaning of the word octopus? " " U'e
g.ess thUa,tW?r,.hh0Uld tl,lnk yu could
eliht nS -TOm..the WO,d U8elf; Octo.
Chlc.goPTrlbuneat: 0t0PU8' eht c'--:
motor!""5 "PenU 'whols Ute In ,
m" '.,,y ot ,h8 fleId- '"n't she?"
but1,.T1.s1rJJrU8.Bhe 10,19
)H,i"fiWlfeBVppo''' whn you're blast
wTndow?'" rOCk COme' r,8ht through our
Contractor That'll be all right lnriv
agalnd.0' ' "
' THE LOST CHILD.
J. W. Folev. In N.w -V I.
I member when they cut my curls not
very long ago, not
Because they looked juat like a girl s and
1 USet? Wr em awful 'on-, and onee
my pa, he Bald, . once
E?,.1 IS Ey.ouJl cut o" and wore
.w. ..ea.il hibichu;
"1nPiHS.dnmy I"''' " n y Oh- eght
BUt n1ofhrL : off. my
Her face a little bit and crle. I wonder
why .he did! wonaer
And .f,t.,r,wi',le. h.8 P.l on. up and
" itir nana
H,"Hm'th'n h'ning In her eye. I
dldn t understand; 1
She petted it as if It wa. a little boy or
bu?a 'curl. f K When " wa noth,n
And after 'while they're all cut off and
. . down there on the floor.
And I looked much more like a boy than
I hfcd been before,
.Wn"d"t"rrjd'ea,n,7trher
To brush away, but su.l it came. , wonder
And after 'while I'm all trimmed off and
then my pa, he said, .. 1 u
Vatbaby any mo,e' Dut I'm a boy
Instead, J
And ma,".'h:fl!ieaUd ' - Bnd th" my
An1 TuilTecMlS? by that. day nd
So I said 1 would" hunt for him and bring
him back, but thon "
8he said she was afraid that he would not
come back again;
And h.krfoor".dr'i:,d hd M Up ,rora "
Them In her bureau drawer and cried I
wonder why .tie did.
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