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Struck a Mare's Nest.
With the help of tbs mttiie Chris
Gruenther. Mr. Hitchcock! Woria-
Herald pretends to have made the
wonderful disrovery that The Bee has
doctored its reproduction of one of
the photograph! which convict O. M.
Hitchcock of sharing the Partley
The Bee ha not doctored anything,
there la no call to doctor any of the
documents, because the evidence at
hand is ample and conclusive just aa
It Is.
The Oruenther yarn, even If true,
would be merely a mare's nest. It
would not, and doea not, alter the
facts of the transaction nor mitigate In
the slightest the guilt confessed by
Mr. Hitchcock in the letter which he
wrote in his own hand addressed to
"Dear Bartley," thanking him for the
$3,000 loan secured through, Mr. Wat
tles December 28, 1893.
These facts still stand out clearly:
First. That Mr. Hitchcock went to
Mr. Wattles, whom "he bad not pre
viously met," with a letter from Bart
Icy that got him $8,000 of Bartley
Second. That the note given for this
loan waa renewed September 25, 1895.
Third. That thia note outlawed un
der the statute of limitations while
Bartley was in the penitentiary.
Fourth. When asked by Bartley to
pay up Mr. Hitchcock repudiated the
debt, and to this day has not yet put
it hack.
be b socialist, he is not so rabid a par
tisan that he cannot Bee aud rebuke a
wrong in his own party as quickly as
In any other.
Cabinets hang on slender threads in
France, but It seems reasonable to be
lievo that the one supporting the
Brland ministry la stronger today than
it was at the beginning and that order,
and not chaos, is to follow the tumult
uous session In the chamber.
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Subscribed In my presence and sworn to
before m this thirtieth day of September.
19101 M. B. WAL.KEH.
'. Notary PubUo.
aheoribers leavla the city tem
porarily shoald have The Be
mailed te these. Address will be
rhaaa-ed aa aftea aa reaestd.
For the thirteenth time we ask, Will
Hitchcock put it back?
Mr. Bryan has at least escaped
throat trouble In this confusing cam
The United States Imported 1,000,
000 pounds of hair from Japan last
year. Rats!
Why should not a woman smoke?
asks the Washington Herald. First,
tell us. Why should she?
"I am dead broke'." Evelyn Thaw
What Is the matter with you vaude
ville managers can't you hear at all?
It seems scarcely worth while to
break one of those aviation records,
for the break Is healed before day
light. - ' "
Referee Uncle Sam has awarded
Minneapolis and Tacoma another
count, ruling that both went down on
"Some men would rather hug a de
lusion than embrace a fact," says the
Philadelphia Inquirer. Depends on
htr looks. '
Arch Hoxsey is the aviator who
flew with the colonel, so no wonder it
behooved, bis companion to outdo him
In altitude.
A pi ociaiutttiori to "jar louse"
signed ns governor would, of course
bring the coin a good deal faster than
if only signed as mayor.
Omaha's bank clearings get bigger
and bigger year by year, which means
that Omaha Is steadily doing more
business day after day.
The Taft Way.
President Taft enjoys the distinc
tion of having had more constructive
legislation enacted during the first six
teen months of his administration
than any president who ever occupied
the White House. Not in the history
of the nation did any sessions of con
gress ever accomplish as much. And
what was done was done with a steady
hand, a cool head, but a grim, tena
cious purpose. There was never any
let-up until the business In hand was
completed, and as a result of this way
of doing things the country is vastly
This has come to be known as the
Taft way, and it is the way in which
the business of the nation must be
transacted for the next two years to
come if we are to get done the things
for which we have been so Insistently
clamoring. In ' order, therefore, to
keep the Taft way effective it is neces
sary for the men who vote this fall To
cast their ballots for the men who are
committed to the Taft way of doing
business. It Is essential that they
vote for republicans running for con
gress as against democratic candl
dates, for unless a republican majority
is returned the congress will not only
block the Taft way, but it will give
nothing but negation and obstruction
to take its place.
And that is the whole scheme of the
democratic party in this campaign-
to send a democratic majority to con
gress for the purpose of blocking leg
islation. That is what the big inter
ests want.
Iowa's Farm Statistics.
Farming statistics of lows issued
by the government census bureau pre
sent a situation that seems anomalous.
It shows a decrease in the number of
farms owned and in farmers, but a
heavy increase in the value of farm
land. The farm acreage is less today
than it was in 1B00 by 669,000 acres
and yet the value of land has Increased
122.7 per cent in those ten years.
Apparently the state is doing noth
ing to prevent this slump in its rural
population, but if new blood is to be
Infused into the farming districts it
would seem that some effort would
have to be made, and certainly it
would pay to make it. Iowa cannot
long afford this condition. But before
people are attracted in large numbers
to its farms Is it not going to be neces
sary to scale prices of land a little?
We have been told that the tenant
farmer In Iowa, on the whole, loses an
average of more than $300 a year,
while the farm owner would lose but
for the fact that his boys do most of
his work. If these statements are cor
rect,, then it might be pardonable to
ask, where does the land gets Its great
Increasing value?
There are 216,807 farms In Iowa
and 108,034, or about half, are culti
vated by their owners. The others are
divided between owners and renters,
hired managers or renters. Yet, de
spite the fact, as stated, that renters
lose money, the number of renters is
Nobody believes for a minute that
Iowa 1b not one of the best farming
states in the union, its land among
the most fertile and, beside that, it is
close to markets and has advantageous
freight rates. What, then, is wrong
with its situation? Here is a subject
that deserves some serious study. Per
haps it will pay Iowa to follow Mis
souri's example of inaugurating a
back-to-the-farm crusade, but it will
meet with some stiff competition in
backing men onto Its farms when they
can get others further west for so
much less. That matter of price looks
like a vital element in the problem.
tics are not at hand to prove it. It
may be tempting in this, as in many
other cases, to take the exceptions and
not the rule to reach the truth.
But, nevertheless, it is gratifying
that these good women, whose Imprint
and influence are left firmly stamped
on the life of their country, have lived
to ripe old age. As they advanced
they must have found new consolation
and new hope in the ever-ascending
progress of woman, and this, no doubt,
had brought comfort with years.
Mr. Hitchcock has reproduced in his
World-Herald two of the Bartley doc
uments from originals in his posses
sion. Unless he has destroyed the
others be must have all of them. Why
does he not reproduce from the orig
inal a fac simile of the check for
$3,000 of Bartley money which he got
December 28, 1893, by presenting
Bartley's letter to Q. W. Wattles, then
an utter stranger to him?
The sage legal opinion has been
handed down by Attorney General
"Art" Mullen to the effect that the va
cancy In the railway commission, not
having occurred thirty days before
election. Is to be filled by appointment
by the governor and the choice Is not
to be trusted to the people. Anything
to make sure of a fat job for some
faithful democratic ple-biter.
The $3,000 loan from Bartley
tnrougn a third party was no more
criminal and no less criminal than the
$2,000 loan of state money which Mr.
Hitchcock unconditionally confesses.
The only difference Is that Hitchcock
pretends he paid up the $2,000 loan
after Bartley got out of the peniten
tiary, while he repudiated the $3,000
note which had outlawed while Bart
ley waa In prison.
Auditor Barton.
Auditor of State Silas R. Barton
has been renominated for a second
term on the republican state ticket
Mr. Barton's administration of his
office for the" last two years entitles
him to renomlnatlon. He has at
tended strictly to business and has In
augurated quite a few salutary re
forms' in method (ending to greater
efficiency, particularly In the super
vision over Insurance companies writ
ing policies In Nebraska. There has
been no scandal and so serious criti
cism about the auditor's office during
Mr. Barton's incumbency. What he
has done should entitle him to popular
endorsement by a large majority.
California is said to be negotiating
with China for l's mules. Looks like
a slap at St. Louis for favoring New
Orleans for the Panama exposition.
Secretary MacVeagh has discovered
that the country needs more dollar
bills. But really, he cannot win dis
tinction of being an explorer on that.
When Mr. Bryan returned from Eu
rope the last time eveu his dog ap-
M. Briand a Beal Reformer.
M. Erland, the first socialist ever to
be elected premier of France, proved
bis power over his own and opposing
parties in his remarkable speech in the
Chamber of Deputies, when he flayed
the socialists for attempting to bridle
his free speech. His speech, was mas
terful, but caustic, and he was sup
ported by a vote of 329 to 183. which
ludicates his success in appealing to
the republicans.
M. Brland has done in that one
speech alone what his predecessor,
Premier Ciemenceau, failed to do and
The Fint Vote. ,
Thousands of young men will vote
for the first time November 8. They
should, above all others, vote with in
telligent discrimination, for it is im
portant to get started aright. Tho sta
bility of the government rests largely
upon the virtue of the ballot and that
virtue amounts to little without in
Let the first voter go back Into his
tory and decide for himself what party
has done the most toward building up
and developing the nation and cast his
fortunes with that party. Since 1860
this nation has made the most
prodigious advance ever known in the
history of any country. Emerging
from the throes of civil war, It has
come up to and solved some of the
largest problems of state - ever sub
mltted to a government for solution.
During all that period, save eight
years, in other words, during forty
two years of this half century, the re
publican party has had control of the
government. It has been the party
that has solved these great problems
that has paved the way for this amas-'
lng growth in the life of the republic.
In the last fourteen years, since the
last of democratic rule, the progress
under republican administration has
been little short of miraculous, and
yet It has been effected against tre
mendous odds. The party came into
power when the country was suffering
the effects of a democratic panic. First
voters can have a vital share in this
splendid iwork of government-making
and aatlon-buildlng by aligning them
selves at the outset with the republi
can party, the party of progress and
action as against the democratic, the
party of negation.
peared to have forgotten him. In this! what, In fact, cost hlui the office and
campaign even the democratic mule
knows him no more.
On December 80. 1893, Gilbert M.
Hitchcock wrote "Dear Bartley," say
ing "Thank you." "Thank you" for
what. If not for the $3,000 that Bart
ley tut n loaned him?
If Mr. Hitchcock had wanted to let
the farts speak for themselves he
would have let the demoaratic atate
committee give Bartley a bearing. It
Is the facts be is afraid of.
Women on Stump
Clever Campaign Methods ef ft
Candidate's Wife 1 a Con
grsssloaal XMstrtot of Hew Tork.
Some weeks ago The Bee published
an editorial on "The Ingrate," and Mr.
Hitchcock's World-Herald threw sev
eral fits in its anxiety to find out who
was meant. Perhaps now that Hitch
cock's repudiation of the note held by
Bartley for stolen state money has
been disclosed, he can fit the descrip
tion to his own case.
The new king of Slam must be try
ing to go Chulalongkorn, his predeces
sor, one better, for he springs the
name of Chowfa Maha Vajiruvudh.
They will probably call him "Chow fa"
When he was over in Indiana Mr.
Bryan said that one of the prerequi
sites to aspiring to represent the state
in the United States senate waa hon
esty. Here In Nebraska he seems to
have struck that line out.
Mr. Bryan is still willing to swallow
Mr. Hitchcock, tainted Bartley money
and all, for the sole reason that he
bears the democratic party label. But
why, then, should any republican vote
for him?
"Chicago democrats have the
greater number of ex-mayors to adorn
their rostra," says the Chicago News.
You got that, did you, to "adorn"
their "rostra?"
Illat ta Sporty Tenth.
St. Louis Republic.
If some of our glided youth would only
substitute the chase of the jack rabbit for
that of the Welsh variety at this time of
the year It would Improve thetr chances of
becoming the men their fathers are.
Sow Let Golfer Weep.
New York World.
A golfer who sued for 130,000 damages be
cause of Injuries which Interfered with
his game has been awarded only $1,000.
That, at least, is as much aa he could have
won by numerous successful rounds for the
usual stakes.
When Literature Pays.
New Tork Time.
The Inventory of tils property (totaling
10 M),000) suggests that Mark Twain was very
well paid for ltls work. If he had sought
good counsel In his Investments early In
life, and had kept out of purely commercial
ventures, for the conduct of which he
lacked both training and temperament, his
fortune might have been twice as large
as it was, and he had lived well for many
years. Therefore, the question, "Does lit
erature pay?" Is answered affirmatively in
this case. Literature pays when the writer
has the genius, the comprehension of his
era, the power to charm, amuse and uplift
which Samuel L. Clemens possessed.
Very few women outside ef the suffrage
slates of the went participate actively In
political campaigns In behalf of persons
or parties. The daughter of "Tama Jim"
Wilson, secretary of agriculture. Is assisting
her fathnr In the Iowa campaign, limiting
her efforts, however, to singing appropriate
songs as curtain-raisers. Porothy Brooks,
a New Tork high s hool girl. Is one of the
regular routed speakers for the Indepen
dence league In New York atate.
The cleverest work by woman In this
campaign which has attracted more than
local attention, 's that of "PeRgy O'Brien,"
In the First congressional district In Ing
Island. The district Includes Oyster Hay,
the home town of Theodore Roosevelt. It
Is usually considered rafely republican and
Its present representative Is William A.
Cocks. Mr. Corks Is a candidate ftr re
election. Opposing him on the democraUc
ticket Is Martin W. Littleton, ft lawyer of
note, an orator of distinction, and ft demo
crat reared In the party atmosphere In
Texas. "Peggy O'Brien" Is very much In
terested In the success of Mr. Uttleton for
the very Rood reason that Martin Is the
husband of Peggy. Unlike men volunteers
who take off their coats in a hot contest.
Peggy puts on her coat, the automobile
fttyle, and with her motor car makes calls
at every home In the district. Just In
formal calls on mothers and daughters,
with a smile and glad hand for the men
who happen to be around.
"Peggy O'Prlen" Is described by the New
Tork World as "the loveliest, most refresh
ing and wholesome campaigner In the land
today." Fhe does not talk politics at all,
but hands out a little booklet which tells
about Martin W. Littleton, who Is going
to speak at a certain place at ft certain
time, and "Won't you please go and hear
him?" Along with the Invitation goes a
pleading glance and a smile. Nothing more
to suggest Peggy's mission. Not ft word
about polities. Her method is this: She
visits as many homes as Is possible In ft
day's auto trip, knocking at the door and
ftsklng if she may enter. She chooses the
homes where father and the boys are re
publicans and prefers that they be away
so she can visit Just with mother and the
Bhe proffers one of the booklets describ
ing her husband, but the relationship be
tween the donor and the eubjrot Is not
mentioned unless It comes out naturally In
the conversation. If It be ft humble home
"Peggy O'Brien" turns to page 17 of her
booklet and reads aloud this description
of her husband and herself following their
marriage fourteen years ago:
"They started to New Tork City. In their
trunk were some letters of Introduction, a
feather bed, so mo home-mnde Jam and ft
few clothes. In his pocket was a few hun
dred dollars borrowed and with him was
Peggy, with whom he hoped to find un
known Joys In this mixture of perils and
adventure. They settled in ft little flat on
Washington Heights. Work could not be
found, but he did not lose courage or hope.
Blessed hopel Shame on the man who
destroys It in the human heart!"
But where do politics come in with this
method of procedure? Before Peggy
O'Brien has finished chatting she has
exacted ft promise from mother and the
girls that they will escort father and the
boys to the hall when Martin W. Little
ton speaks. The family goes, too. All that
Peggy O'Brien seeks Is an audience for
her husband.
She admits she couldn't talk politics If
she tried, but she knows her husband Is
ft wonder at It Perhaps the only time
when she met with a rebuff was when
she gave ber booklet to ft venerable Long
Islander. He glanced through It, caught
the name of Martin W. Littleton and said
"He's the man who's running for con
gress, ain't he? Wall, I'm too old to be
mlxln In politics. I got to go to prayer
tneetln' the night he speaks here, any
PeSsy O'Brien smiled a disappointed lit
tle smile and left him. When she was
returning through the village that evening
on her way home she heard a querulous
voice calling:
"Hi, there, Peggy O'Brien, wait ft min
ute "
The old man hobbled toward the auto,
but Peggy O'Brien jumped lightly to the
ground to meet him.
"Me and the wife ain't goln' to prayer
meetln' when Littleton speaks. We want
to hear him."
On rare occasions Peggy O'Brien wtU
t&lk cn the hlgn cost of living during her
fireside chats, but she treats the subject
from the standpoint of the housewife In
stead of the politician.
"I tried to buy some hams of my grocer
near our home at Port Washington, and
he said he didn't have any," she relates
"He told m that the price Is so high
folks can't afford to buy them. I used to
get fine fat hams for 8 and 10 cents a
pound when our family could afford them
In the old days before fortune smiled.
don't know why the price has Jumped to
96 cents ft pound, but perhaps 'my husband
will tell you If you go to hear him speak.'
Knew Oaly Too Well.
Blue Springs Sentinel.
The democratic state central committee
did not want to examine the evidence that
Joe Hartley had against Hitchcock. They
knew only too well from what Howaid
has published where It would lead Hitch
cock. Then you know Hitchcock Is editor
of the Wot Id-Herald, while Howard edits
only a country weekly.
Proof le Convincing.
Palls City Journal.
In the face of the proof It Is
to see how any honest man can
consider Hitchcock In the race.
Pruaenre ana Foreslaht.
Atkinson Graphlo.
It Is well that the democrats held their
stste banquets early In the season as It
might now be embarrassing to Mr. Dahl
man to sit at the same table with Mr.
Rosy on the Defease.
Fair bury Gasette.
What makes the World-Herald editor
more evpeclally grieved at Judge Baker is
that the judge said that had he known
that Editor Hitchcock had been implicated
with Mr. Bartley at the time the latter
waa sent to the penitentiary for copping
xtate funds, he would have sent the editor
along with him as an accomplice. In furt.
Mr. Hitchcock has got so much on
mind at the present time defending his own
acts that the balance of the democratic
ticket Is liable to be stlgnted.
Wheu Theft Becomes Honorable.
Falls City Journal.
The populist state committee endorsed
Hitchcock for senator, giving as the rea
son Illtchcouk s labors for the populist
led to the dissolution of the cabinet
in which he was the dominant figure.
Whereas an unfortunate remark of
Plemenceau's cost him and his party
defeat, remarks of M. Briand's. which
might easily have leu regarded as
similarly unfortunate, seem to have
Intrenched him in power.
The problems which coulront Briand
are uot at all dissimilar to those that
vexed Ciemenceau- -labor disputes be
ing Involved in both. But Briand has
thus far been able to meet them more
successfully and, as he reminded the
It is pretty well established now i deputies, without bloodshed. It is now
that when Mr. Hitchcock brazenly de- known lh,t ou,y the Uck of Francs'.
preparation ror war prevented hostm-
rlared be never bad any stolen stste
money be was qualifying for member
ship in the Ananias club.
This is the season when some young
men, to show bow really rugged and
brsve they are, defy old Mr. Pneu
monia by discarding the vest and
wearing- their coat wide open in front.
Two hundred and fifty sa:oons in a
city or 125,000 population tueaua one
saloon to every 500 inhabitants, men,
v. omen and children, it means one
valuon to every 150 mslt-s and one sa
lmon o about every 175 males over
XI jclB Of lie-
How About Mri. Jones T
Attention has been called to the fact
that several of the leaders of woman's
suffrage In this country have lived to
very advanced ages, notsbly Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe, who recently died
at 91; Mrs. Belva Lock wood, who has
passed her SOth milestone, and Miss
Susan U. Anthony and Mrs. Eliz
abeth Cady Stanton, who both far ex
ceeded the length of life of Mrs. Lock
wood. On the basis of these lnstsnces
of great axe the conclusion is drawn
that suffrage advocacy and longevity
go together and we have no wish to
quarrel with that view, but unless
further evidence can be offered the
point remains unproved.
For Instance, there have been other
suffragists besides these three eminent
and estimable leaders, and doubtless
Our Birthday Book
i a i j j u x a -1. j! t - -i -
A T'lstrict of Col"itiia man who wont to
frouth iHikota and rt1 tfts-regular price
for divorce, finds the decree is no good
for home use.
When a man's wife allows ha'l'lns inn
him. and tries to suffocate hlin as he
sleeps, the New Tork courts hae decldej
that he has a right to leave home.
A chauffeur at Mlilvllle. N. J.. ran down
a woman who waa pushing baby car
riage. He patiBcd Just long enough to In
form the victim that It waa her own fault.
That the education of her nieos should
be practical ami should Includ "cookery,
drawing and cutting," Is suggested In the
will of Miss F.lliabeth Maria Benham, of
New York, filed forprobate In the surro
gate's off:ce in that city.
A tooth Insurance company has Just
been organised by Ur. Norman Haas, nil
Evansvlllo (Ind.) dentist. lr. Hans pro
pors to Insure teeth for a fee of $1.."! per
year. If during the year one of the policy
holders Iookhs a tooth in any n), I'octor
Haas will replace It with a new on.
Mrs. Osslp (Jabi tlowltscti, the daughter
of Mark Twain, liaa decided to aoll the
literary treasures of lir lamer, and they
will be put up at auction In Now York
before long. The autographed copies of
the works of living authors, together with
the volumes hsving apodal fiully asso
ciations, will be retained.
Captain K. T. Harnett of Fairbanks.
Alnka, who has Junt arrived at Tai-otna,
Wash., having niaJo the trip oerlan.l,
reports that early In September on the
lone trail between Fairbanks and Circle
City he saw a herd of caribou numbering
probably luO.OOO. Mr. liarnett says his pack
train haJ to wait on a lil.lsldo for four
hours while one wins of the herd passed.
Mrs. ltelva A. Lockwood, A. H., LI,. I'..
pariy wnen nt nau sucn a stniBgie to aeep ,aw Hllffr,gi.,t and twice candidate for
nis paper rrom going under. The fact that ; gUcnt f the I'nlted States, honored by
evi ul unlvei'Rillt-H, has reached the age
he borrowed state money from State Treas
urer Joe Bartley, which he never paid
back, and thereby helped to bankrupt the
atate treasury, counts for nothing with
them. They call the mention of that fact
by the opposition press "mud slinging."
We notice that mud sticks. The popuilst
committee exhibits a low state of party
conscience when It Justifies the looting of
the treasury to help forward the Interests
of that party. The popuilst party favors
theft, provided It Is the beneficiary. This
Is a little raw, but It seems to be the state
ment of the committee.
A Shuddering". Thought.
Beaver City Times-Tribune.
We shudder to think of the contortions
of the World-Herald editorial writers,
space fillers and cartoonists, If it had
been Senator K. J. Uurkett who had been
the beneficiary of Bartley's generosity.
Bartley would have been the saint and
Burkett the sinner. But, aa it is, Bartley
Is the perfidious and Hitchcock the persecuted.
tame Out of the Cellar.
Nebraska City Press.
If the Nebraska campaign has evolved
from a. alow and easy Jog toward election
to a, campaign of mud and fire, let's
have an explanation from the Omaha
newspaper as to the Intentions of Its
owner when he had that memorable bus),
ness transaction with "Dear Bartley." In
reply to the queries ftddreesed to It about
the subject, the World-Herald makes the
competent and relevant reply that VIo
Kosewater la ft fake; that Judge Ben
Baker waa ousted from office In Arlsona;
that Edgar Howard Is ft sanctimonious
hypocrite; that Joe Bartley Is an ex
convict. The World-Herald might reply
with equal candor and fervor tluit Dr.
Cook failed to reach the north pole; that
Roosevelt failed to cross the equator In
an airship; that Mark Hannft really did
wear clothes patched with dollar marks.
Nebraska voters, especially a large number
of democrats sitting nervously on the
of four-scoro ars. At her home In Wash
ington she hud a birthday roccptlon and
party and welcomed a largo number of
friends, who found Mrs. Lockwood in excel
lent health and by no means looking Ui
age to which she confesses.
that old
I like to
Smith Why do joii carry
piUMged coin around with yon?
lrown I m uiaiiou no, and
say I'm able to aeeu ft cent in my pocket
"How uneasy that young man appears."
"Vex. 1 oon't know whether he s afraid
they re going to cull on hint for a aueecn
or wheliicr 'no's Just breaking- la Mi wiulur
Iianneis. " Uet.roil Free Fleas.
"Wh what's all this:" exclaimed the
voter, unrolling the long, narrow poster
that had been given him.
"That's the little ballot, sir." said the
Judge of election with the patient, larva
lieartfd tolerance that knowledge ever owes
to Ignorance and inexperience, Chicago
"American courts are beastly Ineffective,
don't yen know. In my country they hang
a man vho deserves It."
"Ah. I had wondered why you left Eng
land. "-Philadelphia Record.
political fence, are wondering whether or neVToufu'ravin such ho
Poet How much are your furnished
rooms, please T
Lard lady One dollar per night Hulcld
with gas, 60 cents extra! Puck. -
"Is that candidate on the stump, nowT"
"I'm not quite sure." replied Senator
Sorghum, "whether he IS on the stump or
up ft tree." Washington Star.
"You are not In It with me," sneered the
nightingale. "Why you can't touch a hlgu
note at all."
"True," rejoined the ostrich, "but my
feathers can reach more $10 notes In a day
than you could in ft thousand years." Chi
cago News.
"What do you thing that madcap Gladys
sold when I persuaded her to read Dante a
'Inferno' to Improve her taste?''
"What was It?"
That It waa auoh a nltv there were no
not Hitchcock did get the money from
Bartley, or whether he paid It back. Why
did Hitchcock address the treasurer as
"Dear Bartley?" Why did he write such
pathetic little notes about the renewal of
the loan? The World-Herald should come
out of the cellar into the light and give
a sufficient reason why the chastisement
applied to Goold In 1901 should not be
given to Hitchcock In 1910.
.tin of Iaarratltade taadldat. .
Rushvllle Recorder.
When It oomes to a genuine sample of
an all-round sting of Ingratitude, O. M.
Hitchcock, demooratlo candidate for United
States senator, stands forth as the most
lurid example of the justification of that
phrase. His denunciation of Judge How
ard with headpiece of liar, and his more-holier-than-thou
denunciation of Goold,
another benefioiary of the Bartley short
age years ago, and v horn the World-Herald
so virtuously demanded should get off
the tloket In the limelight that Is now be
ing shed around Hltchcook he appears the
most colossal humbug and worst political
assassin and Ingrate the state has ever
known. Hartley, who saved Hitchcock
from ruin during the hard times and went
to prison rather than squeal on his friends,
la denounced by Hitchcock as ft black
mailer, thoufrh the latter admitted after
that he had borrowed money of him and
not paid part of It back, as the note was
outlawed. What do you think of the quali
fications ef a political hypocrite like that
for the senate of the I'nlted Slates?
stuff." Baltimore Amerloan.
The bachelor sits all alone In his dan,
Whioh Is tidy aa tidy can be
(So the bachelor thinks, but 1 greatly fear
'Twouldn't look so to you or to me;
The daylight fades and he lights his pipe.
And content he Indulges his whim,
And counts In the wreath of blue smoke
as It curls
All the girls who eouldn't get him.
The night outside Is dismal and dark
The rain rattles loud on the pane,
But Inside the bachelor dameth his socks
And laughs at the storm In disdain;
His ears are Intent on the tempest without
On the rain that comes down with a vim.
For the raindrops he hears are the inces
sant tears
Of the girls who couldn't get htm.
The tempest grows wild and wilder still.
It sends ft great gust down the flue,
But the oomf'y old bach' gives the tire a
good poke
And takes out ft clinker or two;
The roar of tne tempeel Is pieosxnt to hear
As he sits In the twilight dim,
For It sounds like the shrieks and the sobs
and the sighs
Of the girls who couldn't get him.
The storm Is over, the hour Is late.
The bachelor sits in his chair;
In his hand something shines, In his fore
head are lines
That one does not always see there;
For that small shiny tiling In his hand Is a
And his dull eyes are solemn and wet
For the times he was spurned and this
ring was returned
By the girls whom he couldn't get.
her forty-sixth threshold; or
ties between it and Germany during 1 niany of theia have died before attaln
the Moroccan troubles, precedlim the!ng such aRer. I.'ow about Mrs. Jones,
Algeclras conference, and that the ultl- who died at 34; or Mrs. Smith, whose
mate price of pace then was the re- j end came Just as she had crossed over
tirerunt of M. Delcaase, the most bril
liant premier In years. But national
and international disputes alike have
been hsndled with a finer skill under
Premier Brland and he appears to
have gained instead of lobt strength as
a result.
Himself a scholar and exceptionally
strong figure In France, the new pre-
Hovember S, 1S10.
James K. Polk, eleventh president of the
I'nlted flates, waa born November 3, 17!,
In Mecklenberg county. North Carolina, and
died In Nashville In 1819. The Mexican war
and the dlicovery of gold In California were
the events of his administration.
Ieslle M. Shaw, former secretary of the
trracury and bofore that governor of Iowa,
Is 62 today. He was born at Morrlstown,
Vt. He went Into the banking business
at Denlson, la., and then Into politics. He
is now head of a big trust company in
C'hrtrleti N. Fowler, republican member of
congress from New Jersey and one of the
Insurgents. 4a born November I. lbf.2, at
Lt-ria. 111. He has been especially Inter
ested in currency legislation and has visited
Omaha more than once to talk on that
Richard Bartholdt, member of congress
from Missouri, Ts C6. He was bom In Ger
many and wn a member of The Hague
peace conference, devoting himself laifely
to the international arbitration movement.
John Cudahy, one of the Cudahy broth
ers who mude such succeua in the meat
parking business, waa horn November 2,
Mrs. In t'allan, Ireland. He still lives In
And who is reggy U'Mrlen. this new
apostle with the preachment which la mak
lng Long Island feel young again? Martin
W Littleton prefers to answer the ques
tion himself, because he never tires of
It. A flush of pride Illumines his face,
his eyes kindle and his lips caress the
"Peggy O'Brien my wife."
Colonel Roosevelt and his lieutenants on
Long Island confess that they don't know
what is the answer to this move being
made by Peggy O'Brien In the latest po
litical game. Its potency Is undeniable.
What happened aa the result of Peggy
O'Brien's visit to the Pouth shore last
week? Southampton republicans wrote
to her that they had auhscrlbed a fond
to erect a banner to her husband.
Brown, who barely lived to see 60, and
hundreds or thousands of others?
It might easily be argued that suf
frsgw and longevity would make good
companions; that they ought to go to
gether, for tertsinly a lifa of temper-!
Milwaukee, where the brothers first pro
jected their enterprise.
Carroll i. Pearsr, former superintendent
of Omaha's public s and now super
intendent in Milwaukee. Is celebrating his
C 2 1 birthday. Ha was boru at Tebor. la,
and was Imported to Omaha from Beatrice.
No Blow Hales la the I. an.
Boston Transcript.
Fifty or more of the country s leading
railroad lawyers met at Portsmouth last
summer to discuss the constitutionality of
the interstate commerce law and the same
attorneys, together with others, are now
again In conference In New York, but report
"no progress." One of these astute gen
tlemen, quoted by the Herald, expresses
the belief that the law is not only flaw
proof, but bomb-proof. "Thus far," he adds
mournfully, "the best analysis and the
foremost authorities have been unsble to
find a comma that is out of the way." flurh
a statute must exert a most depressing in
fluence upon an attorney who likes to
i fed that be Is earning his salary; but In
the matter of impregnability, al least. It
should stand as a novel and wholesome
precedent for federal ka-lsiaUon.
Watllaa Corporatlea Get L'ftofort.
Pltuburg Dispatch.
J-'IsIjO -cent gas is shown by reports of
the gas company In New York to contain
the possibility o I per cent dividends not
bet forth in the arguments of corporate
counsel. But since that contest the cor-
John F. Bloom, chief owner of J IT
ate living and temperate teaching ; Hioom Co., monument works, was born
would seem to sweeten and te inner all i November Z, 1&4, at Khstilala. flwedon.
mler is showing the wisdom of those, the elements that go to give health ' " thu "" s "d ', I'0''"0". T a .-e .1. T . i 'nU"'
, I , , . . I mi prtsem uioiiMineni tusnii-n ei tvei link, - - uui
the I and happiness, and that ought to roil- . , . r,,u,..n Hiutt. m ii -,t l.rofns enouyh in addition io n.iue Ui.
who t1at-i1 trust a focIhUsI iu
Telephone TradeS
The Bell Telephone has made it possible to do shopping
satisfactorily and with comfort, economy ajid despatch.
HATIHKACTORILV, for iratlcftlly every store) mud
shop raters to telephone trade and pays special atten
tion to telephone orders.
WITH COMFOHT, for by telephone you can shop
from your easy chair, dowu town or to distant cities.
WITH KCONOMV, for telephoning costs less
car fare, ami saves time, and reax-lies everywhere.
WITH DF.Sl'ATt.'II, for I led I telephone rommunU
cation is Instantaneous ami comprehends both message
and reply.
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