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VICTOR RflSKWATER, EDITOR,
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' GEO HUE B. TZSOIUTUK.
. Kubscrlbed In my preeence and aworn to
' before ma this JOth day of Novemlwr, laiO.
" . J.M...!'. VfALKIiR.. -
(heal.) Notary Public.
, Bjjtsrrifcr' lent I am thn olty .-,
i pol-arlly rh"ll s ha T
mallei- to them. Addroaa will ba
ehaaced- aa often aa , renneatad. .
Got alt yourkhrtlday presents ex
Never ' mind, we?, will soon ho an
other legislature on our handa.
The way Mr. Uryan la warming up
to Miss Democracy la almost touching.
I jet the ultimate consumer cbeer up,
for Texas pumpkins will soon be ripe.
James K. Hackett has a new play
called "The King's Game." Hide-and-seek,
no rioubt." ' '
It is not only bad manners, but ex
ceedingly bud' taste, tq. pet mad at a
man you cannot; wfTlp.'
Notice what a dead calm has fallen
on the world since Mr. Carnegie do
nated that $10,009,000?
The' lawyer' on the other side in
those ouster proceedings has not had
his picture In the paper yet.
Still, the house might permit a few
states te- lows representative or two
without suffering In representation.
Many ait American family la inter
ested lh' "cook's coming back" that
doe &ur ear ft, flq; about Dr. Cook's
: iqiuiu. ,v.
, Colonel" V'attPrson offers some bard
counsel to the democratic party to fol
, low when he pleads. "with It to make bo
mistakes. ' V;
, Janiea. had such poor luck
with that last prediction one may well
fear he may swear Off entirely on New
Year'a day. 1 ' ''
At last 'ttt a. war la over. The George
town (Ky.)' Times haa Joined In the
refrain, "Peace on earth, good will to
ward met,".-,. '..,.:'. .
Dr. Cook probably thought that by
returning on the George Washington
he could- at least give some claas to
his claims te veracity.
Puns on the "Learned" judge Ne
braska would supply to the United
Slates circuit court of appeaU will be
The gas company has raised its bill
to the olty for street lighting by $75,
000. Aa the other player in the game,
the city . has a right to call.
i r r ' "
When our open primary la opened
still wider It will be Impossible to tell
a democrat from a prohibitionist or a
popurtst from a republican.
Tbe right to frame and adopt its
on charters was promised to Omaha
iu the last democratic state platform.
We will soon see if we get IU
Like Caesar's description of Gaul,
the charter . revision committee Is
divided Into three parts, which are
JuM about us likely to disagree as to
"Water Free to Wash Ladies In."
says a headline in a Milwaukee paper.
People have long been of the liupres
klon that water was the cheapest thing
The lialtitnore American reminds
is tliat the envelope was inveuted by
a Kffnvr.man. Now let it tell who
nidi (bat ir.uciiage that is u?ed ou
thus? Red Cryss ptamps.
A Nebraskan for the Bench.
The action of the State Har associa
tion endorsing Myron L. Learned for
favorable consideration by the presi
dent for the place on the bench of the
United States circuit court of appeals
left vacant by the promotion of Judge
Vandevanter to be associate Justice
of the supreme court should challenge
attention to the strong claims of Ne
braska to recognition and center the
Influences exerted to that end In behalf
of Mr. Learned. While the members
of the bar association were not, as
was naturally to be expected, unani
mous In their preferences, none would
question Mr. Learned s eminent qual
ifications and fitness for the position
and the overwhelming preponderance
of the rote given hint by his associates
of the bar Is a tribute that must weigh
heavily in his favor.
The KlRhth Judicial circuit com
prises ten states, of which Nebraska Is
but one, yet Nebraska has better argu
ments to prefent. than the others. Ne
braska has never been permitted to
furnish a Judge to the federal bench
ranking higher than the district Judges
that belong to It as a Judicial district,
while Its neighbors have had circuit
Judges, supreme Judges and court of
commerce Judges. The 'r indorsement
of the State Har association points the
man for the place If onlythe president
can be brought to look; to Nebraska
for the circuit Judge about to be
Muzzles for Hatpins.
The ordinance compelling women to
muzzle their hatpins or subject them
selves to the liability of fines from $1
to $500, passed by the Kansas City
city council, may fall Into the class of
freak legislation, but It Is not entirely
freakish. It has a good deal of com
mon sense and common Justice In It.
The bat, the hatpin and the Idea of
wearing It are all far more freakish
than any construction that could possi
bly be placed upon the law. Many a
man has ielt this in W.-way that came
far from making hlnulaugh.. So long
aa women will Insist on wearing hat
with brims a foot or .more wide and
great daggers projecting several
Inches beyond the boundary of the
sombrero brims, they must expect de
fenseless man to protest and do all he
can toward protecting himself from
bodily harm. v
It Is worth as much as a man's eye
sight or bearing sometimes for him to
venture In a crowded street car filled
with a wilderness of these massive
hats, "all horrent with projected
spear." Nor does the muzzle promise
complete protection. It still leaves
woman an excellent chance of jabbing
man in the eye, nose, ear or mouth
with the butt end of the pin, or smack
ing him square in the face with Its
- Of course, the obvious Intent of the
ordinance la to Intimidate woman into
fevlsing the whole systenf of her head
wear. It Vould seem that she could
effect some restriction without impair
ing either her rights or the symmetry
of her attire. Man In bis simple
mindedness about the mysteries of wo
man's styles has never quite been able
to figure out why Dame Fashion should
be so parsimonious in making the
skirta and so riotously prodigal in
building the bats. Yet It may be for
the same reason that some young men
wear low-quartered shoes and high
strung trousers and a great fur collar
neck to their overcoats.
Watteraon Pleadi with Party.
Colonel Watterson pleads with the
democrats not to go-' to extremes in
curtailing the powers of tbe speaker,
making him merely a Judicial officer
like the British speaker In Parliament.
Ho la Irrevocably against the proposi
tion to take from him the power to
appoint committees,; arguing that this
will tend to destroy authority which,
for the good of the country and the
expeditious transaction of business,
should rest right where H does today,
in the speaker. He says It Vould
abolish "all responsibility, not alone
that of the speaker, but of Individual
membership as well, and send the
house to sea In'an open boat without
rudder or compass or pilot, manned
by God knows whom, unless. Indeed,
the speaker has a 'slate' that goes
through, In which event there would
be more or less of a stench without
any diminution of personal dissension
And then the veteran editor of the
Courier-Journal offers this sound ad
vice to Champ Clark: ,
Champ 'Clark will need aa speaker of
the coming house to make no mora con
cesalona to the bunco-stevrera of reform
In the muck-raking magaxlnea and the
yellow presa than the law requires. The
people at large know little and care leea
about the detalla of parliamentary law
They are conoerned to nave the buainesa
of the country go right along in enngreas,
and a certain autonomy in the presiding
doin of the whole house on occaxion to
enforce Ita will.
Colonel Watterson also pleads with
his party not to make mistakes, for it
cannot afford to, but desparingiy con
I do not expect these lena to he
heeiled. but, on the threshold, I enter the j dure ln Anlerlca in the North Amer
warnlng proteat by way of record, and . . . . . ...
have no hesitation in pre.li.tlr., that ill-, l,,an Rpvlew- The burden of thU
how much nobody can say will come of whole criticism is that no Sufficient
Colonel Watterson belongs to the
old school naturally expected to Incline
toward conservatism, but, just the
same, he is giving his party some
sound advice. The fact Is that Champ
Clark and other democrats loudest in
denouncing this "autocratic" power of
the speaker last torsion would li'to
very much, if they could, to retail ;1WJ eis. Unless more scrupulous care
their words and leave things as tueyhg igWeu to enforce tiie law on Its
are without publicly stultifying them
selves. They do not seem to see half
the evil now In allowing the speaker
to name the committees, since they
are sure of the next speaker, as they
did when they were laying their cam
paign plans and merely playing poll
tics by attacking the republicans.
Colonel Watterson refers to the pro
posed plan of committee appointments
as "quasi-revolutionary," and no doubt
Champ Clark would like to call It
that, though the definition seems
somewhat overdrawn. Some changes
In the house rules sre Inevitable, but
no reform would be lasting that de
stroyed the workableness of the organ
ization essential to law-making by a
legislative body of unwieldy size.
International Railway Board.
The proposal for an international
railway commission to adjust rates
and other details of service between
the United States and Canada for lines
that traverse parts of both countries
hHs plenty to commend it.' In fact, It
Is difficult to see bow the steadily in
creasing international railroad traffic
is to be properly handled by the gov
ernments without such a commission.
Under present conditions before issues
mny be settled a most tedious and con
fusing process of red tape must be
gone through with, since there Is no
central body or authority to which
matters can be taken. With a com
mission composed of representatives
of both governments and clothed with
sufficient power to act, business could
be transacted directly with it.
Now that Canada and the United
States are coming nearer to the time
of adopting reciprocal tariff relations
their interchange of commerce Is go
ing to take on a new impel ui and It is
already extensive. This, in turn, will
call for better and larger railroad fa
cilities and consequently the task of
their regulation will be greater.
Where one line has terminals In both
countries, of course, there Is difficulty
In making any sort of satisfactory reg
ulating conditions, but under an inter
national commission such an obstacle,
If not entirely removed, would at least
be materially lessened.
Again Which Platform?
It's funny, really funny, this ad
Juratiou that the democrats and popu
lists in the Impending legislature are
In duty bound to organize both houses
in order to carry out the contract en
tered into with those who voted for
them to enact into law tbe pledges of
the platform on which they were
The question here again Is, which
platform? Quite a number, probably
most of the democratic and populist
members, were elected under the
double party label by which they de
liberately mlsbranded themselves in
order to procure either populist or
democratic votes which they could not
get sailing under their own true colors.
If a candidate running aa a democrat
is bound by the democratic platform
pledges, then a candidate running as
a populist Is bound by the populist
platform pledges and a candidate pre
tending to be both populist and demo
crat should be equally bound by both.
Yet here is tbe trouble that the popu
list platform expressly pledged those
running as populists to county option,
while tbe democratic platform Is silent
on tbe subject.
Which platform is to control?
Does a democrat make a contract with
tbe populists to redeem populist prom
ises when he accepts nomination on
the populist ticket? Is a state plat
form binding on party candidates for
tbe legislature representing constitu
encies opposed to Us declarations?
A duty call on high moral grounds
sounds fine when the duty Is plain,
but In this case, which duty is para
mount the duty to deliver the goods
publicly promised by the populists or
the duty to deliver the goodji privately
sold by the democrats?
Law and Common Seme.
If a layman had said that law "does
not bear the slightest resemblance to
common sense," lawyers and judges
might have good ground for remon
strance, but what can they say when
the stricture Is passed by so eminent
a member of their profession as Fred
erick II. Lehman, former presldept of
the American Bar association, and
now solicitor general of the United
States? It really la a more severe
criticism than many laymen, who feel
that tbe law does not command suffi
cient respect, would venture to make,
and yet it is of a kind with many com
ments coming from other distin
guished members of the bar.
Mr. Lehman had been considering
why some people wonder at the lack
of respect for tbe law, and this was
i nis answer. He. like many others,
! takes the position that, in criminal
, ,aw 1)eCially, too much attention is
paid to technical rules and not enough
to the simple processes of determining
guilt or Innocence of the accused.
This is precisely the position of James
W. Garner of the chair of political
science in the University of Illinois in
an article discussing criminal proce-
number of criminals are convicted to
make the law and its penalties a de
terrent to the commission of crime.
So when courts are quick to resent
criticism of their conduct of a trial
because of the latitude they may give
to lawyeis aparrinsr over technicalities
they Flioulil h eii the warning of some
of tttM thei'- li.-tlnguisht'd fellow
merits we shall find ourselves In a
much more serious predicament with
relation to crime than we are now.
Mr. Lehman is right in asserting that
"There Is no better corrective of the
morals of a people or a government
than In putting them on exhibition."
England convicts a much larger per
centage of Its criminals than we in this
country, and England's criminal trials
last nowhere near as long as ours, for
the simple reason that technicalities
are not resorted to. Our system of
drawing Juries, while ideal in theory,
has fallen Into disrepute In the Judg
ment of many great lawyers. Another
object of attack Is the cumbersome
form of Indictment, potential of end
less confusion and error. x
One great trouble In America Is
that, as has been said, the practice of
law has descended very largely to a
n"re commercial business. Until,
therefore. It is lifted back up to its
original level It will be difficult to cor
rect these faulta which some of its
eminent exponents are so frankly
If May Yohe carries out her plan of
writing her autobiography she must
not fail to include the little Incident
that happened in Denver the other
day, when she and her new hubby
were robbed and had to wire friends
In St. Louis for more honeymoon
L Announcement Is made that Colum
bus people have struck it rich on a
mine In Montana. The last great
strike of this kind that hit Nebraska
was that Nevada gold mine that made
so many Omaha folks millionaires on
paper for a few minutes.
"It has been developed by sworn tes
timony that Governor Shallenberer
named one of his appointed police
commissioners for Omaha at the per
sonal solicitation of a certain Omaha
brewer. That may help to explain a
few other things, too.
One of the sleuths sent by the anti
saloonlsts to slum around Omaha's
red light district lives in South Omaha.
The reason he did not go slumming in
South Omaha probably was because it
was too near home.
Eastern democrats are wondering
what little game this is Mr. Bryan has
sprung in his meutlon of Governor
Harmon as one of four democrats fit
to be president. Keep your eye on
the little rubber ball.
Why should the United States fear
invasions from foreign countries so
long as it has the world's champeen,
"Mlstah Jack Johnson," to defend it?
Farmer Gotch is probably right in
the notion that all those foreign
wrestlers and their windy promoters
put together could not raise $20,000.
Well, anyway the country did. not
go to smash,' as iilr. Hill predicted, in
time to take any of the Christmas bur
den off the back of the poor mall man.
Glad Haad'tor Opportunity.
A great railroad system fiae a new pres
ident who started aa a day laborer. Bet
opportunityOgot the glad hand whenever It
came knocking at his door!
Keeplna; the l.amb Within Reach.
Wall Btreet Journal.
Coincident with the announcement of Mr.
Carnegie's peace gift, cornea the news that
England haa contracted for two monster
battleship calculated to punch holes
through anything afloat. The Hon la not
lying down with the lamb yet except to
Paul's Eplatle to Mia KaTOrltea.
Paul Morton's assertion, echoed by the
truat organs, that the trusts -are "the bat
tleships of commerce." evokea the reflec
tion, probably not contemplated ' by the
utterer that there la a market similarity
In the fact that both claaaea cost the peo
ple of the United States like thunder.
A Klttlaar Tribute.
Boa tun Transcript.
Chicago could not pay a more fitting
tribute to the memory of Its dead firemen
than in the task it haa act for itself to
raise a Quarter of a million dollars for
the benefit of their families. That means
an average of more than 10,000 to each, a
substantial barrier against the suffering
that th lose of the breadwinner so fre
California!! Hefuae to Scare.
San Francisco Chronicle.
Army officers declare that the Philippines
are at the mercy of the Japanese. So far
as that is concerned, there are a doten or
more cities on the Atlantic seaboard, ot
vastly more consequence to this country
than the Philippines, at the mercy of the
British fleets, but that Is giving nobody
any concern. Yet there is Just as much
probability that Kngland may descend on
our coasts as that the JaianpMe will de
liberately make war on the I'nlted States.
The whole of the talk is "tommy-rot," and
is inspired solely by the disreputable l.lfu.
which has possession of some army and
navy offkeia that It is the duty or the
American people to piovide plenty of hll
lela for aspiring men.
Our Birthday Book.
December 30, 1S10.
Simon CJuKK.-r.lieim. I'nlted Slates sena
tor from Colorado, was born December
30, lfcriT, in I'hiladelphia. lie ia one of the
Guggenheim brothers who have made a
fortune in mining and smelting, and owns
the plant ln Omaha.
Benjamin II. barrows, surveyor of cus
toms and collector of the port of Omaha,
is U. lie was born at Davenport, la., and
was fur aeverVI years city editor of the
old Omaha Republican. He was general
advertising agent of the Inlon Pacific
from 1KM to U'.'o. then librarian of the
Omaha public Kbrary. Me was twice ap
pointed surveyor of customs through Ins
broiher-ln law. Senator Mlllaid.
j llenrv K. Maxwell, attorney-al law. i
H ars old todav. lie was bom In ( a-..;
; cct.ntv and is a son of ainuel M.ixueil.
I for many cars on the slate suirnnc
I bench. He haa been in praut. t here In
1 Omaha for twenty eais.
Soma Interesting Phases
aad Conditions Observed
at tbs nation's Capital.
Fat No. 13 In the I'nlted States senate
has thus far escaped the tainted reputa
tion superfluous persons attach to the fia-pri-s.
Innocently and with evident aood
will it bars uncomplnlnlnsly the weaaht
of senatorial dlcnlty that com. a Its way
Whatever hoodoo attaches to senatorial
numbers is concentrated on seal 23. which
will be abandoned by a "lame duck'' next
March. A little Invest, nation made by a
New York World correspondent showed
this evil record: The "Indian san'" wa
first rut on No. : when Senator W'olcott
of Colorado occupied It. lie was defeated
for re-election and died abroad shortly sft
erward. Senator McMillan moved Into No.
23 after Wolcott vacated It. He d'ed ln of
fice. Then Senator Wet mure took it for
a few months, only to have the Rhode
Island legislature become deadlocked. Tt
was mix months before Senator Wetmore
was returned, and In the meantime hH
seat was naturally forfeited. Klltredse
was sitting there when Wetmore reached
the senate after the deadlock ended. Klt
tredge was defeated when next he came
up for election. Senator Hurkett of Ne
braska has been occupying No. 23 of late
years. He has just met defeat In that
state and will be succeeded, by Representa
Old attaches of the senate sre wonder
ing who will draw No. 2.1.
A tolerably ambitious proposition for
the creation of between 2) and 300 fat fed
eral places, each with a salary of shout
H.OnO, is under discussion at the national
capital, reports the Boston Herald corre
spondent. It has come up In connection
with the new apportionment law, which
the house census committee Is soon to
frame, and which congress will enact after
These new positions would virtually be
hOFe of "assistant congrcsimen." They
are suggested as one expedient for shifting
from the shoulders of representatives of
the people the routine work of conducting
correspondence and running departmental
errands. In order that the real representa
tives might devote themselves to the more
dignified tasks of studying public questions
and attending to the simon-pure matters
The advocates of such an Innovation be
lieve the house of representatives should
consist of between 200 and 300 members. In
stead of the 301 at present. Thy would
therefore not only reduce the size of the
house In Its membership, but probably
would go so far as to make the size of
membership permanent. A law was en
acted back In the fifties prescribing that
the house should consist permanently of a
given number of members -something like
230 but, of course, It could not be. made
binding upon subsequent congresses, when
ever they chose to enact new apportion
ment laws at the ten-year census periods.
It Is clearly established by an Investiga
tion conducted by the Postofflce depart
ment that the unrestricted manner In
which the franking privilege Is now being
used by the several federal services and
by congress Is responsible for a waste that
annually reaches into the millions.
Postmaster General Hitchcock believes
that many of the abuses of the franking
system could ' be prevented and conse
quently a marked economy effected. Ills
plan to accomplish this Is to supply the
agencies of the postal service with special
official envelopes and stamps to be Issued
on requisition to the various branches of
the federal service requiring them, Rnd
such records to be kept of official stamp
supplies as will enable the Postofflce de
partment to maintain a proper postage ac
count coveting the entire volume of free
The first step In the direction of this re
form Iihs been taken In connection with the
new postal savings system. Special stamps
tnd stamped envelopes have been provided
Instead of franks ln the free transmission
of the official mall resulting from the
business of this new system. By prop
erly recording the Issuance of auch stamps
and envelopes an accurate account can be
kept of the cost to the government of
handling the postal savings mall, which Is
certain to become an Important item of
expense and which ought to be separately
The postmaster general hopes that con
gress will authorize the substitution of
special official stamps and stamped en
velopes for the various forms of franks
now used to carry free of postage the vast
volume of departmental and congressional
mall matter. During the past year up-to-date
business methods of accounting have
been Introduced In the department, but the
postmaster general has been greatly Im
peded by the Impossibility of determining
with exactness how far the various ex
penses of the business are Increased by the
present unrestricted use of the franking
The next speaker's full rame James
Beauchamp Clark, explains Harper's Week
ly. When he went out Into the world he
discovered that Clark was the sixth most
common name In America, and that James
was nearly as prevalent as John or the
measles. James B. also was curiously nu
merous, and James B. Clark far from un
usual, ln the young man's town was a
man of that -name who used to get his let
ters and throw them away. This was very
annoying. Bo the future statesman dropped
James and beeame Ileouchamp Clark.
Beauchamp Is a well known name out west.
They pronounce it Beecham. like that of
the Englishman, who makes pills. Now, one
of the Incoming speaker's hobbies is ac
curate expression, and Irritated him to
be called Beecham. when he should have
been called Bushom. with the accent on
the shorn. Painstaking investigation finally
convinced him that only a Frenchman
could say It properly, anyway, so he made
up his mind to drop one of the syllables,
and after due consideration lie picked Beau
aa the one to go. Since then he haa been
plain Champ Clark and Is so designated al
most Invariably. We htar of Representa
tive I'ndi rwood, Congressman Pa ne, et al..
j but never of Representative or Congress
I man Clark. It Is always Champ Clark, as
j If hyphenated, with accent on the Clark.
.tooo morn.nx. uian. saui Kepresenta
tlve Taylor of Ohio, as he hlionk hands
with Nicholas linewonh just before the
house got down to business the day before
"Dean what?" I'll bite" cordially re
torted Mr. lonKworth.
Why, dean of the oh'lo delegation." ex-
plained Mr. Taylor. "Do ou think I'm
tryliiK to spring a iii'iistrtl joke? "
"Wll. th n, what ate you'.''' queried .Mr.
j IrfjngW'jrth, apparently .aucr flir (nforin-
I "If we included only th members of my
jflist seshion lure, tlie Fifty-ninth congress.
I I suppose I would be ll.e fl legation, mod
. estly t xplHtneri the Couinli:-j representa
tive. luief !' trorpe. live tlaife over til - 10 !
was ir.'i' :'!!.' 'I in by II'" two O'enhi.i.
n.ltl'ir ut Until il arrived at middle axe,
snl Mr. 'i'a.vlor's statement found confir
I malion. IU-pitat nlailve l-ong 01 1 li Is tlio
dean of republican delegation and Mr.
Taylor Is the only other Ohio member, te
publhan or democrat, of the Klfty-nlnth
congress, elected nix vear aao. who will be
a member of the went cnnsrfS
MR. BRYAN' NKW P R T.
Ike eclaele of m Halter Iteaoano
New lork Tribune.
Mr. Bryan has already adapted himself
to the democtatlc situation. The fact
that the democratic stale ticket In Ne
braska was defeated last month in part
through his efforts has eliminated him as
a candidate for the presidential nomina
tion. After denouncing bolters unmercifully
for the last fourteen years he suddenly
Joined the ranks of 'boae who separate
themselves from their party fur the party's
good. He openly opHsed the democratic
candidate for governor. Mayor J. C. Jahl
nian of Omaha, the same man who ap
peared In this city wit'i a cowboy's out
fit In lw;. when Mr. Bryan was returning
from a trip around the world, prepared to
use a lanso In order to keep the Peerless
ladr out of the clutches of false east
ern friends. Mr. Bryan may rlalm some
justification for bis opposition to Dahlman
on the' ground that a "moral Issue" like
the restriction of the liquor traffic waa In
volved. But there arc hundreds of thou
sands of democrats who will be ready to
lemind him that lie would not excuse
them for bolting In is: on the more Im
portant "moral Issue" of preserving the
nation's credit and maintaining its good
The Nebraska statesman recognises that
he will have to play the part of a critic
rather than that of a dictator ln the ap
proaching campaign for the democratic
presidential nomination. In the last Issue
of "The Commoner" he mentions the
names of four democrats who will be re
ceptive, If not active, candidates ln the
next national convention. They are ex
Oovernor Folk of Missouri. Mayor tlay
nor, Governor Harmon of Ohio and Governor-elect
Wilson of New Jersey. If the
prise is to go to one of them he wants
to bo at least a factor in disposing of It.
From what he says about the four as
pirants it Is apparent that he Is ready to
dangle his support before them all and to
throw his strength with the democracy of
the west to the one whom he may consider
in the end to be the most In harmony with
his own purposes. Of Mayor Gaynor he
speaks almost enthusiastically aa a true
friend of the Chicago platform and Its
framera and ex-Governor Folk receives an
equally cordial commendation as an aotlva
supporter of Bryan and Sewall In 1896 and
a consistent radical ever since. But Mr.
Bryan Is not to be tied down absolutely
by considerations of party regularity. He
admits that Mr. Wilson voted for Palmer
and Buckner In 1W and that Mr. Harmon
failed to vote at all. Tet ha sees promise
in both of them, and will undoubtedly be
able to overlook their recreancy sixteen
years ago If their present party activities
fit In with Ms own plana for regulating
and administering the democratic party.
Mr. Bryan as a candid and impartial critic
may be expected to enliven the presidential
campaign. Ha will now be able to appre
ciate the satisfaction of the politician who
looks on and does the talking while others
bear the responsibility and do tbe work.
THE SHAM ID OP A STATU).
Maarnltade af the Tatt Selllaa; la.
tejsltr In Ohio tooatlea.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The magnitude of the Iniquity of Adams
county Is gradually becoming apparent.
The first charges of vote selling did not
attract much attention, but the story has
grown and grown until now It seems al
most bayond belief. Well-to-do business
men, "pillars of the church," cl Vixen a In
every walk of life have been engaged In
the vote traffic. It has all been open and
above board, without any attempt at con
cealment. It had become an Institution
ot the county, an accepted custom that
has caused neither comment nor reproach.
It Is amaxing and disconcerting to find
In Ohio a community so wholly lacking In
conscience. Were tbe facts not made so
indisputably clear the people of northern
Ohio would decline to accept the reports
as true. That a whole county has allowed
itself to be debauched la bad enough, but
it Is worse to think that for years there
has not been one man brave enough and
honest enough to raise his voice against
In an effort to prove that they are not In
habitants of pre-eminently the worst
county In Ohio, the Adams county grafters
are now asserting that the business of
vole buying has long been carried on In
the adjacent counties. Brown, Highland,
Bcloto, Pike and Lawrence. Two of these
counties, Scioto and Lawrence, are of con
siderable population, the others are, Ilk
Adams, almost wholly "backwoods." It
there Is any truth In the "you're another"
charges made by Adams county these
other counties should be compelled by some
means to Inaugurate a house cleaning as
thorough as that which Is being conducted
by Judge Blair at West Union. The people
ot Ohio should not rest content till every
suspicion of crookedness has been re
moved, even If two-thirds of the voters in
all these counties are disfranchised
The work In Adams county has been
comparatively easy. The judge and the
county officials as well as the members
of the grand jury are perfectly familiar
with the practices of buying and selling
votes, and have, indeed, been beneficiaries
thereof. There has been no possibility of
defense. The house cleaning could be con
ducted with as great facility In tha other
suspected counties if they possess officials
with sufficient backbone.
COUTAWT & SQUIRES
a a i I Th Bnin Boranton Hard Coal haa enabled us to hold ena-
4 J IX E tomers for tha past twenty-seven years. It has lass clinkers, la
hotter and lasts longer than any other hard coal.
Oar Carbon Soft CoaL at 17.00 per ton, is clean, hot and quick te start It
takes the piste of Higher priced coa4 and ia sure to please you. Wa also sell
Ohio, Book Springs, Cherokee, Walnut Block, Coke, Wood, Kindling and SUaam
OrriOBi aiO Booth 17th St. Teleboaesi Souglaa 30; Independent, A-3SJ0.
Malted Milk Bread
Perfectly Haked, Wholesome. Nutritious.
Especially Suitable for Delicate Stomachs.
The Children Thrive ou It.
HAVK THK L-AHKIJv THKV'RK VALI'AIILK
HOLD AT tnWK KJlS
5 and 10 tVnln 1'er Loaf.
Kearney Military Academy
' Military Training combined with Academic an I
Kusli ra touraea deiek.pa ti e Indies ami minds ot
boys li.io manly. Miotensf ill men. build up a
annul body. d.'ifl:.p eliuracter and create me habits
uiei make tire boy ti.o Alanlv Mjh
i"" acauriim: blanoUrUa
sic una s .eiiMric courses
our r-ntiiinerc:tti rtiuises
MABmT W. mOBBEX,!,, STEAD MABTZK
TEOPLE TALXED ABOUT.
Telephone kH In Spokiin. hh . ..i.td
to giv e b. n.l not ti niHrr. uimm.i ,x
monlhs of receiving a position. ' h ni'-ss-ure
has be. n for. .l as a iv fs.it v ..n nr
rount of the havoc nro'i'.-ht b iiii::,t nv
In the ' hello'' business.
An unusual honor hss Inst l.nn h.
stowed upon a Brorfcv n i ; o t; v
Dr. F. .lacobson. I'h. D. psxtnr .r tn
Swedish Lutheran Mellilehetu ilinnh Hs
hss been decora: Ml uttli Die "i ir.i i of
the North Slur'' by Ills nmj'.Mv. d i'sv
V.. king of Sweden.
Sam niinii. v ho oivhs s .itv n. re or
chard near Atchison. Kan.. I oisk'ng fcn
sheet Iron sloves which will be placed In
this orchard next sluing Mr. Voting has
twice saved his cichsr.1 from frost by ttv
use of stn ide fires, anil hrll-vcs 'he
stoves will bo more effective.
Miss .Umiia Cox. a Tipton. 1ml . Mcnna.
rapher. who bet on Heu.itor Hevfiiilge. lis
paid a belated election bet to (Mo-ar Vn
Ness. She went lu his home. cs.Hrteil him
to dinner, paid for It, tooli lini to a p r
tore show anil concert nnd then home In a
taxlcab hired nn.I paid for by herself.
Kdwin l.efevere. the author, has sallel
for Spain as the accredited minister r.f
the republic of Panama. His official title
Is "Su Kxcellen.ia fcdvvlno Lefevera,
mlnlslro extranrdlnarlo y envlado plenl
potcntlaro de la republic de Panama "
What the country lacks In slue it makes
up In name.
Doctor lo sick municipalities Is ths name
given to Mrs. Caroline Bartlett Crane, the
first municipal expert of America. It Is an
unusual, an amaxing title for a woman
When you add to this modern, efficient
minister, model housekeeper, wife of a con
tented husband, you have a combination
of virtues hard to beat In one woman.
Mrs. Walter Judklns, of Portland. Me., la
a woman to whom the lure of the Maine
woods Is strong. ?he has Just returned
from her twenty-third season In the au
tumn forest with a record of twenty-eight
deer to her credit. Mrs. Judklns shot her
first deer when a girl of 1ft while In the
woods In search of partridge ln her home
town of Gllead.
Judged by the masculine standard that a
man Is aa old aa he fels. William Clark,
a Columbus (O.) courthouse attache. Is a
very young man. Evry day. as a third sevt
of teeth which he la growing come nearer
being nutcracklng realities, Clark grows
younger. He Is now U. The teeth promise
to become terrors to tough plac.ee of beefsteak.
"Business la mighty poor around here,"
said Plodding Pete.
"Why, everybody handa you aectlea
of mince pie." t ( . .
"les. But before you git out de yard
you have to hand de pie over to de dog to
keep him from bltin' you.'f Washington
Star. . :
Barn urn's Intimate -friends war chiding
him for having Incautiously given utterance
to the opinion that Jh people Ilka to be
"Shucks!" he exclaimed, "it won't make
any difference In the success of my ahow."
It didn't. Chicago Tribune.
"Pee that benevolent looking man tor
"Yew. Is he a Sunday school miperla-
"No, oh, no. Ha looks that way knaus
his wife tends tha furnace." Boston Traa-
"What's the matter with your haadr
asked tha first bunco man.
"A farmer I met today just banged ms
there with hie carpet baa." replied the
"It muat have been a pretty hard ear-pet
bag." . . :f,
"Yen, It bad a gold brick In It that X sold
him yesterday." Catholic Standard anl
."1 ha.va been voting for you for twenty
years," said Farmer Corntossel.
"Such loyalty," replied tha politician,
' 'Tain't loyalty. If Jes a bad hablL-v-
"So the authorities have decided that a
man s home is where he mostly aleeoa.
have they?" asked Mrs. Uetathlm, with a
glare at iter napless spouse.
"They have my dear," he replied, meekly,
men tne next time you go to register,
give the church aa your home, she sa
with an emphasis not to lie mistaken by
guilty, cowering soul. Baltimore Ameri
can. - -
"Yes, we imported a lot 'of Missouri
mules to work In our Peruvian mines."
"Kind 'em satisfactory?"
"Nope. They were good mulaa, but the
Peruvians couldn't drive 'em."
"There waa only one. Peruvian, a little
chap from Algeclraa, who understood
American profanity and - he' ' lisped."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DAT STAR P0TAH.
I'se a real star porter, and work I don't
Kex now I'se 'ployed on a sleep! n' k'yar.
And ebbery day sport fresh, clean collars
Kaxuly new suit, when tipt wlf dollars.
I wonder, boys, will dar come a tints; when
All uder k'yars be built so fine? Wit
Luxry and safety, ahe has no equal
Kas the sltepln' cara are built for tho
Airships may fly, autos may speed In raea
But an electrlo lltted sleepin' car surely
The pace. Babies and the rsv'nd folks
An. pleased while gliding fru de tropla
Land wlf de smooth and ease.
Ah tell you de truf 'bout all this dope
On a sleepin' k'yar, taint no joke;
Fbry porter like a tub, on Its bottom,
Wlf the goods, to build a reputation
Or back to de woods. 1
See the eager watchln' folks, and that
Colored man: he am de private star,
Dey can understand 'bout the top berth
And bottom being alive with publicity
When It comes tu handling, human freight
Wlf most simplicity.
are bigu. , Our rise
prepare fur nil m lstes
Plepare for LiiMlim,. I rV .
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