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The Omaha daily bee
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Bull- to tkfn. Addreea will be
hauasT aa often mm reaneeted.
A little fresh paint would not hurt
In soto place, either.
Now, Mr. Hatfield, take that In your
tun tad be food next time.
Ths ton of Hetty Green hag thus
far escaped trouble on the Texas bor
der. For a poof man, Carter Harrison
teems to have the use of a lot of cam
Those bloodhounds do not seem to
realise what a chance they have to dis
Senator LaFollette appears to be the
only man who knows exactly why the
troops went to Texas.
Oas as usual is the basic issue in the
Chicago mayoralty fight. Bom ot It
savors of sewer gas, too.
Even Colonel Roosevelt would have
a hard time getting the Rough Rider
vote away from Colonel Cody.
Sweet peas and yonng onions will
soon be along, and then the happy
graduate and June bride. Oh, Joy.
la base ball the third strike Is the
"big one." In killing flies, however,
it la the first the very first. Swat
Prof. Zueblin complains that he can
not trust . the newspapers. Still no
mutual confidence is necessarily be
trayed. Mr. Rockefeller is several laps
ahead of Mr. Carnegie in their race,
respectively, to catch the hook worm
and the war bug.
The automobile scorching season of
1911 is yet too young to have many
casualtiea to Its credit, but the record
la by so means closed.
"The hounds of spring are on win
ter's traces." and they seem to keep
the scent much better than the hounds
put on the trail of criminals.
So far as ascertainable, none of the
members of our present city council
would object to be called commission
ers with their present pay doubled.
The London Chronicle prints a fine
story about a monument being erected
to a pig. That's nothing, look at the
monuments that have been reared to
The bellwether of the Water board
is also its official lobbyist, but the
other members are still permitted to
go to the front whenever more bonds
The verdict of "guilty" in the last
dynamite case tried here sets a good
precedent for the court house dyna
miters if they are Identified and ap
It Is a safe assertion to say that any
bill labeled "nonpartisan" put through
the present Nebraska legislature as a
democratic caucus measure will be
If Senator Norris Brown exerts him
self as strenuously for "Ben" Thomas
as he did for Cadet Taylor he may
possibly be able to pull his pet post
master out of the hole.
The man who demanded money of
toe oiauuara uu company was
promptly hustled oft to the Insane asy
lum. One case where no scientific
examination was needed.
Now that Seuor Llmantour has been
caught in the act of trying to per
suade President Dlax, he ought to for
give the American newspapers for say
leg that was what be intended to do
Our eld friend, ex-Congressman
Mercer, is on the ground at Washing
ton wsitlng for the report of the
Omaha postofflce investigators. Per
haps "Our Dave" might be willing to
wear Postmstr Thomas' shoes.
Primary Law Changes.
Although the legislature is on the
home stretch, It has left the remodel
ing of our prlniery law till the very
last. One bill, as we understand it,
which would open the primary still
further and do away with the require
ment that the voter mark his ballot
in only one party column, has found
no support, and all the bills under
serious consideration provide for re
turn to the closed primary, which
would restrict the primary participa
tion of each voter to nominating his
own party candidates.
One bill which has passed the sen
ate provides for the direct election of
party committees for all the various
subdivisions of the stste empowered
to designate candidates to go on the
primary ballot, subject, of course, to
contest by other candidates whose
names may be listed by petition. This
bill Is a combination of convention
nd primary, which has worked suc
cessfully in other states, the commit
tees constituting a sort of preliminary
convention to offer candidates for the
respective parties conditioned on ap
proval or rejection by the rank and
file voting at the primary.
Another primary bill pending in the
house which simply restored the
closed feature has been consolidated
with a measure to extend the primary
to the selection of national convention
delegates, and in order to do this
moves the primary date up every
fourth year from August to the pre
ceding April. The date of the primary
as always been bothersome. This
question was up when the first state
wide primary law was enacted four
years' ago, the law-makers at that
time deciding against the April pri
mary. If but one primary is held,
and that held in April, It makes a
seven mo n tug' campaign for all the
nominees for office, even down to
members of the legislature and of the
county' boards; otherwise a second
primary would have to be held every
fourth year at the usual time, putting
the taxpayers to double expense. Pub
lic opinion, which was against It four
years ago, may prefer the April pri
mary now. Those chiefly concerned
are the office-seekers, who usually
think a short campaign is quite costly
The voters of Nebraska expect the
present legislature to do away with
the confusing and vicious open pri
mary. Whatever changes are made
should be in the direction of Insuring
party integrity- and simplifying the
machinery so that the nomination of
each political party shall represent the
real desires of Its own party member
ship. To Bathe or Not to Bathe.
British chacnels of news are con
sidered straight and trustworthy; at
least the British so consider them. It
la a matter of some speculation, there
fore, when through them cornea the
report that Sir Almoth Wright, an
eminent British physician, declares
that too frequent bathing is dangerous
and warns people against it. He is
quoted as saying that by over-Indulgence
In this cleansing process, people
are apt to rub off the outer layer of
the skin and thua facilitate the en
trance to the system ot pathogenic
The New York Times doubts the
authenticity of the report. So will a
good many others, who have heard of
the eminence of Dr. Wright. Or peo
ple might even be persuaded to doubt
it on general principles and, not know
ing who Dr. Wright was, ascribe to
him anything but complimentary dis
tinction. It is not too frequent bath
lng that the average Individual has to
look out for and it Is doubtful If one
man in 10,000 bathes so often or so
vigorously aa to run any risk ot rub
bing off the outer layer of his skin.
It looks like our solemn Journalistic
brethren over the "wye" had been
trifling with our credulity.
People do bathe more now than for
merly, largely because, no doubt, they
have the modern facilities that their
ancestors lacked. It has not been a
great while ago that Saturday night
was the big round-up for the once-a-
week "all-over." Perhaps in aome
quarters that custom still is not ob
solete. But In those days when baths
were less frequent, death rates were
larger. Now, of course, a dosen dif
ferent things might come In ahead of
this one of bathing to affect the death
rate. No data is at hand, however, to
show that any great number of people
has been Injured by the modern
method of bathing and so, even if our
English papers did give rise to the
story, we are loath to believe that
Sir Almoth authorised any such foolish
yarn. At any rate, it is to be hoped
that Americans will not seize upon this
aa a pretext for curtailing their perl
Chicago's Virulent Campaign.
Much as many good people would
like to see the game of politics played
like parlor croquet, It Is more likely
to resemble a rough-and-tumble foot
ball match. This is exemplified anew
in the municipal campaign waging In
Chicago, where the whole lexicon of
crimination and recrimination has
been drafted by opposing candidates
and their campaign managers and
champions in the public prints. We
have bad here at home at times hotly
contested political campaigns, but
none, at least of recent years, that in
virulence have compared with what
Chicago has been putting on the
boards. The competing candidates for
a term In the orrice or mayor are
being written down and cartooned as
more eligible to terms in the penlten
tlary or an Insane asylum, to say noth
lng of membership in the Ananias
club. If all the champions of each
say about the other were true, Chi
rago would, indeed, be up against
hard lines, no matter who might prove
to be the winner.
If It were admitted, as Mr. Bryan
himself declares, that many' of the
popular and paramount reforms of the
ay represent principles for which be
as pioneered and long contended.
hy Is he not the logical candidate
f his party for the presidency in
912? What other democrat could
set up as good a claim to the honor.
ven though Mr. Bryan had thrice
been nominated and defeated? Many
men In and out of the democratic
party are professing to believe thst
the Nebraskan will make the fourth
race, which would be remarkable even
for him. He, however, has avowed
Is determination not to do so, and
other candidates are already In the
But logical candidates have not al
ways been the ones nominated. Po
litical history records and few men
111 dispute It that Richard Parks
Bland was the logical candidate of the
democratic party inl896, and yet at
the last moment fate cheated him out
of it and gave the place to an eloquent
nknOwn on the merits of his "crown
of thorns and cross of gold" speech.
Before Mr. Bryan was out of school
Mr. Bland was fighting for the para
mount Issue of that campaign, and
before Mr. Bryan got Into politics the
Missouri statesman was hailed nation
ally as "Silver Dick," by reason of his
championship of the cause. So far
as the logic of events was concerned,
Mr. Bland had the field to himself,
and while Bryan and a little coterie
of Nebraska friends went to Chicago
1th certain hazy aspirations, up to
within three days of the convention
he was not regarded as being In the
running. The nomination was made
July 10. On July 6, The Bee's staff
Prevailing talk Is unquestionably for
Bland, although the men In the Botes
headquarters talk confidently about their
favorite's chances, and the sound money
men say thay are hopeful of beating both
with a new and less radical candidate.
Logically, there was nothing to It
but Bland, since it was early foreseen.
and later demonstrated by David B.
Hill's overthrow, that the silver forces
were in control.
So, if Mr. Bryan's claims as to the
popular reforms were valid, he as the
logical candidate might meet the same
fate that befell "Dick" Bland fifteen
Railroad and Mine Accidents.
The government has enacted laws
specially for the purpose of safeguard
ing Uvea of persons employed by rail
roads and mines and alBO of passen
gers on railroads. It Is pursuing this
service as to miners largely through
the channels of the new Bureau of
Mines, and, while It Is as yet too early
to go very far Into the results of that
department, undoubtedly It will prove
beneficial, but it Is quite evident that
mines are far behind railroads in ac
cident prevention. The number of
mine disasters aa well as the number
of killed and Injured greatly exceeds
the toll of railroad casualties. The
railroads, In fact, are setting a whole
some example to the mines In this re
spect Whatever spurring effect came
from the action of congress In requir
ing railroads to report monthly all
their accidents In detail and other sim
ilar laws, it is a fact that the railroads
themselves have displayed great
energy and ability In providing safe
guards without counting the cost.
As showing something of the prog
ress made It Is of Interest to note
that in 1899 in the United States
the railroads reported 7,123 deaths
and 44,620 accidents not fatal; while
in 1909 the mileage was 234,885 n
miles, the number of deaths only
8,722 and the accidents 96,626, and
in 1909 the railroads carried 1,000,
000,000 passengers, to use round
numbers, probably more than double
the number they transported ten
years previous. While the number of
non-fatal accidents more than doubled
the number of killed In 1909 was only
599 greater than In 1899, showing a
marvelous Improvement. Fewer than
9,000 deatba out of 1,000,000,000 pas
sengers la a good showing, though, ot
course, even that leaves room for de
The other day the Illinois Central
showed that during the year 1910 It
transported 20,728,211 passengers on
its system of 7,000 miles without a
single fatality. That Is a splendid
showing. It Is not the first time,
however, a railroad has gone through
the year without a fatal accident All
of which would tend to argue that the
number of killed In the aggregate can
be brought very much lower, for if a
few roads can carry many millions of
people without death to one of them,
why cannot many or all roads do the
same? But the record as it stands is
a rebuke to the mining Interests and
should be made the occasion for more
rigid governmental regulation of the
operation of mlnea. Of course the
hazard In the mines may be greater
than on the railroads, but it should
not be as much out of proportion as
the ratio of their casualties.
The report of the appraisers on the
Omaha water works purchase was
made five years ago; the supreme
court of the United States affirmed the
Judgment against the city nearly two
years ago; the Water board has Just
hired an expert engineer to suggest
what new mains, extensions and bet
terments will be needed to bring the
water plant up to date, and at what
eatlmated cost. "Not next month, or
next year, but now."
It is possible to make a scandal out
of most anything or anybody, but It
la not always profitable. A great
cause suffers by magnifying the
Hooker Washington Incident. The as
sailant of the great negro educator
was of no consequence, while Dr.
Washington Is an International char
acter, whose work benefits the world.
It Is too bsd that certain scandal
mongers, as ususl, prefer to give all
Importance to the excuses offered by
his cowardly assailant and so little to
what Dr. Washington says'.
A partial explanation may be found
In the fact that It was this same Mr.
Hatfield who last summer gathered up
all those petitions to force Mr. Bryan
to become a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for United 8tates
senator against Mr. Hltchcotk, and
was prevented from filing them only
by Mr. Bryan's Insistence that Mr.
Metcalfe make the race In his stead.
One cannot help but admire Gover
nor Woodrow Wilson's way of dealing
with political bosses who come into
his office to charge him with scul
duggery. He courteously bids them
good-bye and points to the door.
Senator Kern said In his speech at
Mr. Bryan's dinner, something about
"men who work at politics as a trade."
Could he have abused this privilege,
sending a left-hander over on the
peerless guest of honor?
The entente cordlale between
Brother Metcalfe and Brother Hitch
cock seems to have gotten pretty close
to the breaking point in spite of their
former partnership in a mutual admi
Among the things being grievously
neglected by the public on account of the
ruthless war la a choice assortment of
democratic presidential booms.
The War to Please.
It la promised by some of the democrats
that the coming extra session ot congress
will be short. Evidently the democrats
are starting out with a determination to
Very Poor Inducement.
The Illinois legislator who wants the
state to pay to the mother of triplets a
bonus of 1300 seems to be offering a very
poor Inducement. Hardly any lady would
Choice Sunday Reading:.
The postmaster general proposes to ar
range so that you can have your mall de
livered on Sunday by special delivery If
you will deposit the fee required for that
service; but wouldn't you hate to spend 10
cents to receive, bright and early Sunday
morning, a circular calling your attention
to the splendid quality of automobUes that
you can't afford to buyT
It Is to Laugh!
If an army of 100,000 invaders should
undertake o ,and on tneM shores what
does Mr. Charles Bonaparte think the
15,000,000 or 18,000,000. American cltlaena
capable of bearing arms would ba doing T
Th great emperor whose nam ha bears
found out what it was to Invade Spain and
to ba driven out by Its peasants with the
aid of a small army ot British regulars
METCALFE'S MEDICINE MIXING.
Hastings Republican (democrat): Per
haps Messrs. Bhallenberger and Thompson
got wind of what Metcalfe had In store
for them and this Inside knowledge ex
plains their non-appearance at the Bryan
Syracuse Journal: When Richard Met
calfe, In his after dinner speech at the
Brian banquet said: "I am not ashamed
of the part I took in helping to defeat the
democratic candidate for governor last
fall," the audience atood up and cheered
until the roof of the auditorium was nearly
Fremont Herald: The notable event of
the week was the dinner given In honor ot
William J. Bryan, and celebrating his
fifty-first birthday. The speeches were
most Interesting, and only marred by the
scolding administered by R. L. Metcalfe
to thoae democrats who could not agree In
all things with Mr. Bryan at the last state
Springfield Monitor: R, 1 Metcalfe, who
was a candidate for the United States sen
atorahlp last aurnmer, still has It in- his
noodle that It was the "other fellow" who
Injected the liquor queatlon In the campaign
laat year. Ha alao credits Sarpy county
as being the home of BUI Dech. one of the
cld-tlma popular wheelhorses of populism
Metcalfe should forget.
Omaha Examiner: With characteristic
cleverness the managers of the annual
Bryan dinner aandwlched Senator Hitch
cock Into the early part of th menu, and
tter he had said all the complimentary
things about Bryan that ha could get out
of the books of "Familiar Quotations,
they turned Dick Metcalfe loos with I
political anlckerea that landed quite fra
quantly on the expansive senatorial shirt
Albion Argus: The World-Herald did not
Ilka Metcalfe's speech at the Bryan ban
quet. Ha seemed to think too much refer
ence waa made to the Urand Island con'
ventlon, where all waa not peace and har
mony. The World-Herald may not like It
very well, but judging from the applause
these present did, except maybe a few,
That was supposed to be a Bryan crowd
so If there were those present who were
not Bryan's friends what were they there
fort Quite a goodly number did not like
the Grand Island convention either, and
they manifested It decidedly at the polls.
Beatrice Express: That man Metcalfe Is
bound to keep In the limelight, even Is he
has to take advantage of a birthday din
ner for his chief to do It He narrowly
escaped being the center of Interest at that
banquet In place of the guest of honor,
But at that, he delivered a few broadsides
t the faction of Nebraska democrats who
were complacently congraiuiaung icara
selves that they had finally stamped out
Bryanlsm from the party In the state, and
gave them something to think about that
was not altogether agreeable. Senator
Hitchcock's paper. In particular, does not
like the taste of the doae, and la making
cor aider-able of a "holler" about Metcalfe
and hla speech. Vp to date, however, the
World-Herald has not printed the speech
and therefore the readers of the paper are
rather at a losa to understand the acath
lng comments that axe being made by the
organ of the aml-Bryanltee. The speech,
however, eeema to take pretty well with
the majority of the democrata In the state,
a id Mr. Metcalfe may wake up pretty soon
and find himself a candidate for t'nitad
Mates senator with considerable mora
hnpea of securing the endorsement of hi
pally than ha had laat tall
ThoBeo's Letter Box
Oontrisntlens em Timely asajaeta
Slot BxeaaaUair Two Manured Words
At lamee. from On atoeders.
OMAHA, March 2. To the Editor of The
Dee: On behalf of the Nebraska Retail
Jewelers' association, Its members and
visitors at the sixth annual convention, w
desire to thank you most sincerely for the
splendid manner In which your paper re
ported the proceedings, addresaea and ban
quet of this convention. We are very
proud of the character of the convention
and this generous and correct rjuhllrltv
you gave It reflects mutual credit and
shows up trie Omaha spirit In Its proper,
dignified and attractive light We are
most respectfully yours.
T. K COMBK, President.
M. n. FRANKS, Secretary.
What Keeps Retail Prices t p.
OMAHA, March 18. To The Editor of The
Bee: 1 would like to say a few words In
reply to your editorial on "Why Food
Prices Stay Up."
The prices of food will stay up, Just as
long as everything la controlled by the
trusts and manufacturers. They make the
price that the retail dealer ahall pay, and
the price to the consumer also. The re
tailer has nothing to say about the price
at all. The housewife won't buv only
what aha Is told to buy In the advertise
ments In the leading Journals and edi
torials of the country. There la no com
petition between manufacturers and Job
bers in the last seven years. You say
the price of butter and eggs Is not low
enough. Eggs cost- today, wholesale. 15Hc
to 16c, and you can buy them at retail for
16c. Best butter costs retailers 26c, and
sells for aoc. The people are living off
goods put up In packages, controlled by
he manufacturer, and the price Is made
In accordance with what It retails at. Cost
of production Is not taken Into Considera
tion at all. Down with the trusts and con
trol, and give us competition with and
among manufacturers, and let every bet
stand on Its own bottom, and the people
will buy goods at what they are worth.
according to supply and demand.
Want a New Ola People's Home.
OMAHA, March 28. To the Editor of The
Bee: Ona year ago this month It was my
pleasure to visit the magnificent Old Peo
ple's Home In Los Angeles. As I saw the
beautiful grounds, superb buildings In mis
sion style, adapted to modern conditions
of concrete and brick, and tile roof, con
sisting of chapel, hospital, main buildings
and superintendent's residence, not for
getting the founder's Mrs. Hollenbeck, own
beautiful home adjoining, I thought: What
God had wrought In the heart of ona wo
man, with al the comforts and sur
rounded by so much ot the beautiful In
nature. I could not help contrasting this
with our old three-story frame building In
Omaha, located on Wirt street, our "Old
Then I remembered the sacrifices and
trugglea of that noble band of women, the
Women's Christian association, to main
tain the Wirt street boms. It requires
$3,000 a year now over the small endow
ment fund for current expenses. Is It any
wonder that there are anxious days for the
board ot lady trustees.
We need a few sores nesr the car line
with a modern home properly endowed.
May we not hops that Omaha has a noble
man or woman who will do for the old
people In Omaha what Mrs. Hollenbeck has
done tor the aged people ot southern Cali
fornia who are left without means ot sup
port. A comfortable home for their de
clining years. A home thoroughly Chris
tian, but not sectarian In character.
Ws greatly feel the need of a new Old
People's Horns In Omaha; ona of which
Omaha wUl feel proud. This Is Omaha's
Old People's Home as it is supported by
Omaha people. EMMA L. TAYLOR.
A Crematory for Omaha.
OMAHA, March 28. To the Rdltor of The
Bee: A bill Is before the legislature In
which every one should be Interested, be
cause Its enactment Is neceseary to enable
Forest Lawn cemetery to build a chapel
There is no crematory in Nebraska and
awnsequently many of our people are
greatly Inconvenienced by having to send
the bodies of their relatives to Davenport,
Chicago, Milwaukee, ' Kansas City or
Denver. A chapel and crematory would be
a splendid thing for Omaha. We want to
be up-to-date. The bill has passed the
senate and has bean placed upon general
file In the house. It Is now up to the
sifting committee of the house. ' If the
committee does not overlook this bill (they
ar-t In a position to make the bill a law)
Forest Lawn cemetery will at once take
steps to build a crematory.
We believe that wa ought to have the
help of every one In Omaha who has In
fluence with members of the committee to
make possible this Improvement.
H. S. MANN, Secretary.
It seems, from the decision of that Chi
cago court, that an Immunity bath doesn't
stay on any better than a coat of white
People Talked About
Because Joseph Plumtner of Milton, N
H.. was prevented by his father from
marrying the woman of bis choice he haa
remained forty years In bad. Ha la now
71 years old.
The Mexican revolutionists are aald to
be holding up the Pullman paasengera. If
the report Is true this Interference with
the porter's monopoly may set the troops
at San Antonio In motion.
Captain John E. Rowland, T3 years old,
who commanded Mississippi river ateamera
half a century ago, Journeyed all tha way
from London to St Louts Just to take
farewell look at the river. He started back
for Iondon Immediately.
William Faxon's voice waa beard at hla
own funeral In Ovid, Mich. While bis body
lay In a caskat thoae gathered to pay final
tribute heard two hymns by him, and also
heard htm as one of a trio, Including his
own son and daughter. In aacred aonga.
His voice was reproduced by a phonograph.
Danlal C. Fisher of Dorchester and Bar
rtatera' Hall, the only blind Inventor of
textile machinery In the world, la adapting
a new Invention to the conditions of the
British mills, whereby he believes he Is
going to ba tha means of soon re vol u
lionising tha textile Industries of all Eiig
Adam Bcherxlnger of Bvanavllle, Ind
after paying taxes for tha laat six years
on property In tha one-time town o
Greenup, Okl., haa discovered that tha
townalta was vacated for delinquent taxea
tha year after tha Iota were purchased.
He aaya tha county treasurer of Pawnee
county, Oklahoma, haa been collecting
taxea on town property that does not exist
aa such. Sevaral other cltlaena of Ovana
villa aay they alao bought lots In Greenu
and are still paying taxes on them.
Tribune of the People.
OMAHA. March M.-To th Kdltor of The
ee: I want to tell you how pleased 1 ant
over the action of tlie scnnoi ooara
amlng our new school house the Edward
Koeewater school. 1 have counted myseir
among the close friends of Edward ltose-
ter ever since 1 have lived In umaha.
What he did for the city and tor tne
chools entitles him to this honor. It Is
especially fitting that the school to be
named for him should be the one over here
mong the working people and the foreign
born, whoee equal rlghta he always upheld
and whose battles he always fought even
sacrifice to himself.
Many l.lvtna Monuments.
Edward Rosewater was famous as a
ewspaper man and did much good as edi
tor ot the great newspaper which he estab-
shed, but his highest fame does not rest
on his newspaper career alone. In hla will
left a bequest of $10,000 to the Omaha
school district, the proceeds of which at
per cent Interest rA) should be used to
.endow a scholarship for some student ot
the Omaha schools, the awards to he made
from time to time to sons of Omaha me
chanics graduating from the high school.
ffording them opportunity to take a
higher course In technology. ,Jn time there
111 be many living monuments to this
thoughtful and wise bequest, but the latest
and the best Is the perpetuation of Mr.
Rosewater's name In one of the new achool
buildings Just completed.
A Unserved Tribute.
The Board of Education, at the sug
gestion of Dr. Holovtchiner, one of its
members, paid a deserved tribute to the
late Edward Rosewater hy naming one of
the city schoola In his honor. It was due
to Mr. Roaewater'a efforts, while a mem
ber of the legislature In 1871 that the for
mation of the Omaha achool district was
made possible and from that early period
up to the day of his death he always took
deep and active Interest In the public
schools and state educational Institutions
generally. He bequeathed to the school
district of Omaha 110,000, yielding an In
come of two annually, as the foundation
of a scholarship to be swarded from time
to time to the sons of Omaha mechanics
graduating from the High school.
Honoring; the Ploneeri,
OMAHA. March .-To the Editor of The
Pee: As one of the first pupils of the
Omaha public schoola, and also as a former
member of the achool board, let me con
gratulate the board on continuing th
policy of commemorating the men Identi
fied with tha early educational work In
Omaha by the designation ot the Edward
Rosewater achool. It was my privilege
hen on ths board to Introduce the reso
lution to name the Kellom achool after
Prof. Kellom, whom all the boys and girls
of his dsy had coma to love. This cus
tom waa followed for Prof. Beats and for
Howard Kennedy, and I am glad again
now for Edward Rosewater, In each In
stance being a tribute to those whom we
unite In honoring.
F. R. MlrCONNELL.
IVewspavper Men Please.
It Is only In well deserved appreciation
that the authorities of the sohool district
of Omaha have named tha new Forest
school building, a structure raoently com
pleted at a coat of 1115.000, after the highly
esteemed . newspaper man whose name
whenever mentioned by an Omahan. ta
mentioned In a tone Indicating something
mors than mere respect. Thoae of Ne
braska's newspaper men who knew Ed
ward Rosewater personally will be pleased
over this action of the Omaha school au
PleatalnaT to Many.
GILLETTE. Wyo.. March 23 To th
Editor of The Bee: I was very much
gratified when I got hold ot a copy of
The Bee and found that one of the Omaha
schools had been named the Edward Rose
water school. I can hardly Imagine this
was any more pleasing to members of the
Rosewater family than to myself.
D. CLEM DE.WER.
l.ona; on Vorabalarr.
Houston (Tex.) Post.
A dollar dinner was pulled off In Lincoln
In honor of Mr. Bryan. It was a typical
feast of that character cold sandwiches,
rusty celery, nine glasses of water and
four hours of English vocabulary. Our
party Is never short on vocabulary.
ie Aesitow of
REVEALS THE C0URS
THC SOaTUCITY Or
can be JLaltrxciami by fact mad
tbis illustration. Tbore is
one part thai can yea oat
order, still tbo perfection
ot Uoa, mmi tb fit
together of thee car
parts, are the abso
A1VD TUB SKIP.
VALUE OF A GOOD NAME.
Iiitin llernlil. The Hooker Washington
epl-ode will at least furnish a striking ex
ample of the practical necessity fur the
new firgatilxAtion for the protection of the
litml rinhts of colored people. The Ill
considered hast with which the whit man
t falla on his dusky brother Is one of the
nvst pnlhetir aspects of our so-called civ
ilization. Indianapolis Xr; Mr. Washington has.
it is said, received more than ten thousand
Mors and teleitrams from al parts Of the
country expressing mpathy and offering
support. For those who have not ex
pressed themselves President Taft may tie
considered ss the spokesman. In hla Indig
nant repudiation of "Insnne suspicions" we
ar aur all will Join.
SirlnKfttld Republican: The value of a
good name won by upright living and lisr
f'.il service Is In evidence In ihe prompt
rallying of the friends of lr Hooker T.
Washington from President Tafi, Andrew
Carnegie and Both Low down through a
long list of wel known names. To all who
know th man, his Ideals, and consistent
record, It was at once Inconceivable that
there should be anything but gross miscon
ception In the ssumptlon of the man who
assaulted Dr. Washington In New York city
Sunday night. Nor Is It , surprising that
the record of his assailant now seems to
bo discredited. The thought of evil whs
In the one who made the atack, and eax
ler entertained, no doubt, by such a man
because of Ir. Washington's color, such
Is the prejudice under which a negro must
stand even, In this land of claimed equal
rights. There are a good many lessons
to be drawn from this affair.
NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Falrhury News: Mr. Bryan says that the
democracy of Pennsylvania Is so "rank
that It smells to heaven." Well th democ
racy of Nebraska also needs deodorising.
Fremont Tribune: Our old, familiar
friend, Wolf Bounty, has reappeared In the
lobby at Uncoln and demands l.D.OOO. Rais
ing wolvea la a great Induatry and killing
them Is a patriotic service, at t'i per.
Nelson Herald: Colonel Hryan Is mak
ing a noise like a live one. Evidently he
and hla friends desire to check, correct
and ffectually dispose of the current
notion that the Nebraskan become a prom
inent member of the Down and Out club.
Rushvllle Standard: Not a few cltlsens
of Nebraska are expressing their opinions
aa to whether Lincoln Is better or worse
by not having saloons. As for us we do
not know, but when we go down to the
state capital v would much rahter have
It so wa could take an eye opener before
breakfast or a cocktail before retiring.
JABS ON THE FUNNYBONE
Mr. Youngwed (complacently) I sup
pose you know there were several voting
ladlea disappointed when 1 married you.
Mrs. Youngwed Ves, my girl friends
had prophesied a brilliant future for me.
First Centipede Is he htnpecked?
Hecond Centipede Mercy, ves: his wife
makes him wipe al his feet. Harper a
Mrs. Hlttmell I didn't hear you coma
in the house last night.
Mr. Hlttmell No, I suppose that in
why I didn't hear you! Llpplncott'a
"How do you know mat you really love
me?" she asked after he had proposed.
"Because, dear," he replied. s'you are the
only girl who ever sat on my lap and made
nve forget that my foot was asleep."
Detroit Free Press.
"You don't seem to he Impressed hv the
poetry which that greet man quoted In his
"No," replied Farmer Corntossel; "lie
ettm.ptln' too much. It's enotig li to
guide folks' Idesa In politics without st
temptin' to regglt-ate their taste In poetry.
"Yes," said Little Blnks. "Miss Paynter
In a handsome woman, hut sometimes
when 1 look at her she seems to iu like
a woman, who haa a terrible secret."
"She haa," said Whlhley.
"I was sur of It." said Little Blnks.
"Have you any Idea what It Is?"
"Yes," said Whlhlev. "She's 48 years
old." Harper's Weekly.
TRUTHFUL JAMES AGAIN.
Which I'm free to assert
In a casunl way
Th.it the new trousers skirt,
If It's coming to stay.
Will be a great boon to the ladles:
Which the same there is none can gain
Though a lady may snatch
Other laurels a few.
Still she can't scratch a match
In the way that men do
But with trousers 'twill be a heap different.
Which th same Is decided my view.
And It's gospel truth, genta,
As I frequent observes,
Thst she can't cllmh a fence
Without showing her curves:
But the trousers skirt cuts out that
Which the same's a relief to our nerves.
THE I CM
The band ot mm a vet-
age aaced Watefaaaa'e
Meal boU. a sopptr ot ink
ibex wis oroUnarffy write about
-eaty fnowoand woruW. The ink
i am aa phe peant ot the pea
patented1 Speoa Feed, with the
ed according to the atyle ot the
nhght flow (or a tot pen. a Kb.
coarse pea. li the beat ot yovr
band lauase she ink te fkrw faster thno reqaired,
k settles ia the pockets ot the Feed aad than
back to the barrel there caa be no overflow.
Ink is always at the point whan you need it, Sf
there ia Sak ia she barrel ot a Watermaa'a Ideal fc
wiU wriaa. These ia no other writing isnplnrnant
Shat has the aaaae swraty, aaiety or endurance,
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