Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 11, 1912, Page 6, Image 6

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The omaha Daily Bee ;
A Flash in The Pin.
SiTuiiny of the convention
call ,
fore all It can to lessen the confla
gration hazard and remind other
Entered at i:Biii'.a pjetuff.ce as kcjM
cla.-s matter.
formulated by the democratic na- j
tional committee disclose that all I
the talk for letting the people rule
in selecting the democratic candidate
for president turned out to be a
To be sure, the
cities of their duty.
TKKMS OF tiliiSc'Kll'liuN.
Sunday bee. one year -
Saturday lie.-, ce ear 5f
!'' Bee .thot ". "" 5"-lZi flash in the pan.
1'Ki.iVKKKit hy oarkii.R. ! democr&U. like th republiran. nave
tWZS I a-tborlaed the choice of convention
la diirry t.. i hv rtn uiatioa Ip- popular vote in those states which
Remt hv p?.'ro.i.i i n,ve Primary 'or that purpose.
Mttii w Thf ivf !wi,fih ns company , an() tne democrats ito a trifle further
f Wail " Wiwrai rhkN i by permitting the state committees
,.r, otr.ha r,d canern c-.innr. m rovla for direct election, "if. In
1 i
He- !' .
U MUiuc lui unci . cisnnu,
the oiiiniou of the respective rem
; mittees. It Is deemed desirable and
' possible to do so with proper and
' r ufficient safeguards." Whether
I inr democratic committee will take
' tlvn!ae of this opportunity is d-
The Star of Promise.
That 1100,0V with which Balti
more bought the democratic national
convention is balled by the party of
Bryan, Parker, Wilson, Harmon and
j t'nderwood as "the star of promise."
It is undoubtedly a star and it was a
star stroke to nab this nest egg for
the campaign slush fund at this
early date, but whether it is a star
of promise or not, remains to be
teen. All stars do not promise good.
hl.-. "If H Milf!-'
Vnr ''.l -INI n-. ric
e v., -!,- M V. e-t -fh . -- I-: r t
f n p.rr,"Mrti.'.',( i.'V nni cidedly one to question, for, despite
e,l'ln-tl matter V-f.'i ,i l.e s.irti
mal.a J!w, IV nut Intent.
i'ivi:.Mi:i:r. riiTi'ixATiox.
Frt,. ..f N Wnk. IViplr l'onl:l
ImtKl.t vwiiiein. rt ii-,i;..u r.i r
ef ih.- le PuWi-Mm: I'ijitll'' heln
d;ih tw.'iri iltttl ih.- avTMre dalh
rirru nltiiM. "mM .'.rinsed anil re-
tomtit i-opies. for the month of lreein
ler, 111. at- ".Mi"
Oircu'atit n Manacr.
P:ibtrtlltrd In rm' i're-tepce nni wim to
1 f..te me this till ilnv of January-. IM1.
Notary I'nhhc.
loud professions that the democratic
party Is the party of the people,
there is, in fact, lea popular gov
ernment In the democratic organiza
tion than in the republican organiza
tion. But the (election of delegates is
Waharrlhrra lrail the plly
trwpurtirll? ! U have Tke
Hrr maileit lo theaa. AiWreaa
Kill a- rkaaui-d aa sflra as 're.
llhisDay inOmata
' .TAkaiiMa cn a? av smrv cll F.
UUMriMfV amw.vs) aag.K a.awav .
J.t.V. II.
Taft and Roosevelt
Kaaollactioaa of OM-Tlau Trlaa
ahlpe aa4 Tiatr Bearlaa- oa
rnant malattoaa.
Tliirty Years Ago
Sir. and lira. U I. .lam A. Paxton Kave a
Uikp rtcptloa at their elegant residence
on Kar.iam and Kighteenth strei-ta. Ja)
imitations liavine bten ist-ued. Among
thufrf oottd ba preset were Mr. and M'S.
U. o. Clark, Hr. and Un. Ed Pnk. Mr.
and Mia. Ilai ker. 11 r. and Mra. Mi ton
Hirioa. Mr., and lire. Ueorxe I. Gilbert,
Mr. and Mr. P. K. Her. Mr. and Mrs.
Some portend ill. W Bat is thl? rtar s SvToh, Mr. Kni MriL Ed nany. Mr. and
name? It is Bcotes, whose rising Mia. Morar. Mi. and Mrs. Hanscom. Mr.
and settings with the bright star and Mrs. PHtcl:t. ilr. and Mm. Brown-
Acturub. as the ancients interpreted
the signs, portended great tempests?
Is it Canis, whose rising with the
bright star Sirius, brought the in
tense heat of July? I It is possible
-on, .Mr. and Mrs. W. J. t'oniKll. Mr. and
Mia. Ambrose. Mr. and Mrs. C'olpetzer,
Mr. and Mra. J. O. Coann. Mr. and Mrs.
Mamieraon. Mr. and Mia. Ouiou. Mr. and
Mrs. Ulbbon. Mr. aid Mra. Ed Johnson.
Mr. and Mra. (Joble. lr and Mra. T. U,
this question may occur to the demo-, gharp mbtore tUnKmn, M,-sr8.
e rata, tlietnselves, when the fervor of I ! Her. Gariichii. Crarj-. Sharp, Mc
Millan. Mi'Cormlck, nrtnlngton, 8wfaton,
Murpliy. Berlin. Megcatii, Williama, I'ax
ton Love and FTancia.
At the Land It'.itue fair a silver Uaaet
preaenteU U- A. H. Uiverman. the Jeweler,
in cxcltinic a lively voting; contest b-
Balllmore's June sun gets down to
real business.) Or is It Castor or
Pollux, of better omen?
St. Louis, evidently, and the other
cities contesting for the convention,
entirely distinct and different from ' ipclied the astrological training that I iween the friends of Colonel J. J. Dickey,
the inrtructlon of delegates by aiengbied Ifaltlmore to win tho fair ! superintendent of telegraph of the Union
presidential preference primary. If pr1(, Tne). canie mumbling the
the delegates are to be sent fo the j nomenclature, not of gods, but of
democratic convention uninstructetj mBi i tb, BtUpd exiectatlon, evl-
whether they get their credentials dently, that that would get them auy
from a primary or from a conven-' thlng with thla bunch of astrologisu.
lion the rank and file of the party j These amateurs talked of "central
will have no more to say about who locations, " "railroad facilities,"
Any old kind of publicity will do
far a faker.
shall be the neit democratic stand'
ard bearer than they bar had to say
In the past.
fa ille and Hon. J. A. MeShane, one of
our representatives In the state legisla
ture. "Fresh vaccine vlru. with full direc
tions for using. Jul received at Kennard
' The Omaha Barbed Wire company lias
I purchased fifty carloads of wire and has
vrdera enough ahead to conuume the en-
"straleglc states" and such mundane! tire amount,
nnn-eaaentlala. Ra'tlmora did not I 1,f- "" m,,e
Wathington Diapatch to X. T. Pom.
Prienda of President Taft have had no
difficulty In learning the state of bis
feellnga toward Theodore Rnoeevelt. It
Is not the quertion as to how the presi
dent regards bis predecexaor s polities!
attitude, or his poptble ambition to suc
ceed the man who succeeded him which
has the strongest IntereM for those per
aonally close to Mr. Taft, for be has
spoken his mind on these subjects. Be
fore there waa a suspicion of "a second
elei'llve term' putrosr, the ties which
had bound the two men together had been
cut in a dosen places.
Men who draw their information front
a sure source say that in the time to
come, when retirement has claimed both
the president and the colonel. Mr. Taft
believes that he and his predecessor In
office will be as good friends as they
were In the days when one of them waa
in the White House and the other as
in the War department.
To Mr. Taft what , Mr. Roosevelt has
done la a case of what might have been
expected. The president, his intimates
ay, understood the temperament of Mr.
Roosevelt ro thoroughly that he knew
that whether approving or disapproving
of administrative acts, retirement could
not keep the colonel quiet. The president
knows that human nature prompts moat
men to think that they could do the
thing much better than the man to whom
the thing appointed te do.
One day in the White House the sub
ject of Colonel Roosevelt's attitude to
ward an administrative measure was
under discussion. Senator Root was pre
sent. As a friend of the president tells
it, Mr. Root said:
'Mr. President, once on a time you
succeeded me aS secretary of war. I
ConsffTeaaaaaai rrla l.lsiea I p with
Prealaleat Taft.
Xew Tork Tribune.
If Representative (Jeorse W. N'oriis of
N'ebrmska. a leading western insurgent,
thinks that lie Is ma kin? capital against
President Taft by Intrixiucinsc a bill t"
put all postmasters and postal employe
under the aegis of the civil service regj
Ictions he is egrel;.i;sly mistaken. V t
President Taft ha-s ne much flirt!;,
than any other president in ursiny cor.-
rrss to take the poslofflee out of Pol
and drudgery involved In contnualiy fill
Ins vacancies in peetofflce. marshal
ships, collector-ships and surveyorships
merely because the four-year terms of
the incumbents expire. Instead of resent
ini Mr. Taft would welcome the 1-assaKe
of some such mvisure a Mr. Norris has
vaccination recoid
taik at all. but produced, and got re- "T
I The slrangest part of It all is that i .Mils. ' nrin. ..t imi-r me
I even with Mr. Bryan present as a; In the meantime, what a grand passed both ways over the I nlon Pacific j vou in orrice. and before you
I -. i..... i. i .... ,. t. s.i.uii.m.iii,i.i w:.,,..r.1 been there long . 1 bagan to think
j i'"7. n,iia iimiFiwt-i. tuing ii la w ire rriwiBiui. nw -
Kven the gas froze In Kansas fliy i enactment of a presidential prefer- loo.OOO. we are told, will be to"
cure primary law In this state, be ; into the fund for the campaign, which Th, ,.,. comieiion by the Omaha
did not even propose to incorporate j will bo replenished by many such
recommendation of the preslden- bagatelles. It Is new idea ot se
curing the cold wave.
That was a fierce blizzard that
blew into Washington from fleroiuda.
I iocs It. Wilson still desire to
knock air. Bryan Into a rocked hat?
How high does a man's brow have
to grow to make him a high-brow?
"Is your lit i on straight?" asks
the Washington Post. Yep, drive on.
Oh, very well, then. Colonel Gut
fey, you may remain on the committee.
No, gentle reader, the "flaming
ark" traces no lineal descent from
Noah's. , '
Kvldenlly the packers not only
had a pool, but they refused to apot
us a single ball.
tlal preference vote In the demo
cratic national convention call. Such
a proposition was, of course, fore
doomed to defeat, but no, more than
waa the effort to oust the distasteful
member from Pennsylvania.
So It Is a fair surmise that Mr.
Bryan and bis followers were more
It Is to laugh to see our demo
cratic contemporary trying to get
eager to force the primary uoon the ; ""1,' tovf bv alluaions to "the
lecting convention cities, putting the
convention up at auction to the
hi (test bidder, which. In this case,
proved to be the only practical bid
der. Now. for a clean campaign.
republicans than to have it for them
selves, and that for thomselves they
want, not a popular expression of
preference as between democratic
aspirants, but a convention o
divided or unlnatructed that the
democratic bosses will be free to
make the same di als and dickers as
of old.
The weather man resent the In
sinuation that be guesses, but he baa
certainly had the rest of ua guessing.
One more of the last eye-witnesses
of the clash between the Mon
itor and Merrlmae haa died. Next!
They threw Mr. Bryan over the
transom, but he got revenge by
speaking until 3 o'clock In the morning.
A Sioux City merchant advertises:
"Extra, good ladles woolen hose.'
All others, evidently, must go without.
The Bic; New Tork File.
The real wonder of the Equitable
It seems odd that a three-time i building fire In New York Is, not
runiier should bare f. beg lo have that ,t rieitrayed $,000,000 worth
his name scratched off ballot. ' of property, bnt that II was prevented
from destroying many times . that
amount of property. The district
within which thla fire oocurred is
reputed to be the most aerloua con
flagration hazard In the world. Says
Arthur K. McFarlane, a itudent of
such subjects, In the December num
ber of McClure'a:
The eight square miles between
Forty-Second street and the Battery
In New York City contain the great
est congostlon of population, tho
greatest mass of buildings and the
greatest accumulation ot property
value ever brought together on the
same area ot which we have any re
gard In history. -
After the Baltimore fire the In
surance companlea Instituted an ex
amination of the cftlcs of the country
with reference to their fire hazard
and President Roosevelt "loaned"
Captain Jobs S. 8ewell, the army en
gineer fire expert- to help out. Cap
tain Bewail la quoted by Mr. McFar
lane In his report aa pointing out tbe
Irlghtrul dangers of a conflagration
in thla very dlatrict, together with
the miserably Inadequate fire alarm
facilities, '"the poorest In tbe coun
try." Captain Sewell stated: "The
conclusion la Inevitable that the mag
nificent personnel of the fire de
partment hag been the only thing
thst has prevented sweeping con
flagrations In the past."
Yet, In spite of thla report in 1903
and another one In 19i, thla-dangerously
deficient fire alarm system
remains practically unchanged. It ap
pear that the fire which destroyed
the Equitable with several live and
so many Invaluable recortd and se
curities, would have spread Into
conflagration but for the "magnifi
cent personnel of the fire depart
ment" When the chief called out the
full force i:, 000. 000. 000 of prop
erty was threatened and how many
S u Ting-fang la a good fellow, all
Tight, but I'nrle Sam la a Missourian
when it comes to recognizing new republic.
Mayor "Jim" says he heard and
believe that money was paid, but
protests that he didn't get any of It
Now, "Jim!"
All of which goes to prove again
that a person who expect some day
to run for high office has no business
writing letters. '
The man who hope to be con
sulted a th oldest Inhabitant ot
the future should be making notes
about the wonderful winner of 191!
That Kansas divorce proctor who
has made the discovery that poverty
I the general cause ot divorce.
could never have heard of Reno and
New York.
This garden-wall courtship be
tween Mr. Bryan and Mr. La Follette
Is getting very Interesting. The ques
tion, "Will you support me?" may be
popped any minute.
me tnited state I eager for a
republic In Cbma, a well as else
where, but its anxiety doe not trans
gress the bound of prudence, either
by sending troops Into China or pre
maturely giving official recognition
to the new government.
ground Omaha haa los, In point of
being a clean, orderly and law-abiding
city," from which it is suddenly
to be rescued by a new democratic
sheriff. Everybody know that for
six years Omaha bo been adminis
tered by a democrat mayor, vested
with full executive power, who haa
run the town Juat aa be thought the
people who elected him wanted him
to run It. and tbe hyphenated was
counted as his chief supporter and
defender. So beholden waa this man
agement of the city to the demo
crat I rgan that It did Its very best
to reward th nmyor chiefly respon
sible for It by promotion to the posi
tion of chief executive of tbe state.
"Why wait" for the regular grand
Jury to investigate the "ugly ru
mor" of city hall corruption .and
shakedown, asks the World-Herald
of The Bee. We know of no reason
for waiting ex.. ,t that the grand
jufy about to be drawn 1 to eit In
February, which I probably aa early
aa a special grand Jury could sit. A
a matter ot fact, there would be no
need ot waiting for a grand Jury at
all If, Instead of our present demo
cratic attorney, w had a county
prosecutor up to snuff, and on the
firing line all the time.
Newspapers throughout Nebraska
are coming to the front in th cam
paign to Impress farmer with the
necessity of making sure ot planting
tend corn that will grow. Whenever
any movement la started for the pur
pose of improving general condi
tions, or enhancing the prosperity of
the people of the whole state, Ne
braska newspapers may be depended
on to do their share, end more.
The city council seems to be per
turbed because the Auditorium com
pany has not teen fit to supply an
official list of stockholders. If the
council will send a clerk over to the
Public library to go over the f les of
The Bee, or other local, newspapers,
tor the time the stock subscription
for tbe Auditorium wss on, it csn
get for the copying a list theat will
be at accurate as any.
Tbe Lincoln Journal declares that
the selection of Baltimore for the
democratic convention city "is an
other brick aimed by the national
committee In the direction of Wil
liam Jennings Bryan." Some people
are so used to dodging that they see
brick coming their way all the time.
The De Moines Register and
Leader has a page feature story on
"Why Perry C. Holden la a Candi
date for Governor of Iowa." With
out reading It through we venture
to guess that the professor Is a can-
more it Is Impossible to state. Men
talk of fireproof buildings; thla w ' - -.. - ...
supposed to have been one, but ex- "r on""e"c United 8tate sen
perience how that "prevention li,or ''' ln Washington ventures
better than cure" with reference toith vlew lnl Mr- BrJr" cn Pul1 hi
fire even In a fireproof building. o- nllnl off ,he Primary ballot, or put It
called. Fire, once under headway and
beyond control In this district of
New York, might produce more
havoc in one hour than the flames
did in San Francisco In a day.
It Is said on good authority that
not a big insurance company but is
carrying more risks in thla district
on a second time, by mandamus.
Quit possible, but. If so, so can any
one else. , . . '
didate for the same reason other men ! than It desire or should. The total
go into the political game. amount of insured property there ex-
. ceeds $1,500. OftO. 00, while the total
The worst part about that tele- "loss-paying ability" of the Insuring
phone merger is thst It knocks all companlea I about one-fifth ot that
those beautiful argumenta about the amount. So that It la little wonder
wonderful advantages of two tele the companies hesitate to Increase
phone system Into a cocked hat. and
forces the vry people who used that
argument with such telling effect to
backtrack and swallow their ward.
their risks. This Equitable fire, dis
astrous a It la. will serve yet a very
great purpose if it bring New Tork
I ecle Jwe tai Kesssr.
Cleveland Leader.
The public la gratified to observe that
one of the best things t'ncle Joe Cannon
does is In the extinct volcano line.
sister works Is called to mind by the
resignation of Mr. Chester It. (avla, wno
since shortly after the works were com
menced riaa filled the position of engineer
in charge of construction,
.An exciting runaway on North Eleventh
atreet uismant d a wagon belonging to
C. V. Goodman, the druggist, and but
tered up Ingold Smith, the driver.
Twenty Years Ana
The Co-Operallve Jlaaterere' Interna
tional association of America and Canada
opened Ha convention at the liclione'
An overheated salamander In the tin
flnlahed residence of L. Msndelson. at
tut Dodge stteet, caused a fire, but no
particular damage waa done.
These officers were elected by the Ne
braska Life rndefwrlters' association:
President, M. L. Koeder: first te presi
dent, I, U. Mapei; second vice president,
O. H. Jeffries; secrets y. W. 8. Wilson:
treasurer, W. I. Hawks. The president
appointed this executive committee: O.
II. Jcfrrles, John Bte. l. W. J. Fischer, 1L
D, Neely and II. O.
Another attempt was made to organise
an Afro-American league In Omaha, but
the cold wave prevented a good enough
attendance. K. ft. Overall, Rev. Mr.
Woodbee and Rev. Mr. Williams thought
Omaha ahould by ajl means perfect such
an organisation at the earliest oppor
tunity. Chief of Police 8eavey submitted his
annual report to. the lioard of Klre and
Police Commissioners. It showed i.-M
arrests made during the yesr, 2.3J3 of
which resulted In convictions, ft weut to
the district court and 4.721 were dismissed
by the police judge.
LI. W. Peterson left for California lo
spend the remainder of the winter.
Th Board ot Trade directors elected
these officers for th year: President,
Kuclld Martin: first vice president. Max
Meyer: second vice president, H. A. Mc
Whorter; secretary, W. N. Nason; treas
urer, C. F. Owdn'.eii. The committees
were headed by these as chairmen: Ap
peal, James A. Connor; transportation.
K. E. Bruce: arbitration. . A. McWhor
ter; auditing, D. II. Wheeler; railroad,
Jamea Stephenson; grain, C. II. Fowler;
live stock. E. A. Cudahy; ways and means.
If. li. Clark: manufactures. II. T. Clarke;
membership. Max Meyer; memorial.'.
Champion chase; meteorology. John Ev
ans; provisions, A. It. Noyce.
Ten Years Also
Mrs. Susan Krager of Eeast Omaha was
kicked by a horse she waa driving, when
the buggy upset in the road, and as she
was trying to disentangle herself from
the mlxup, the horse kicked her and she
waa taken to xt. Joseph's hospital.
Samuel Edmonaton, .4 years old. 1914
Cuming street, died of Injuries sustained
by . a Missouri Pacific train while at
tempting to cross the tracks in the rail
road yards.
Mrs, W. J. Uroatch entertained a email
whist party In the afternoon for Mrs.
Charges of Jury tampering were made
by T. W. Blackburn in the form oi a
letter at the annual election of the
Omaha Bar association and Mr. Black
burn called tor the appointment of a
committee to investigate the situation.
W. F. Ourley, president, said he would
appoint such a committee. Mr. Black
burn said he was certain In his own
mind Juries had been fixed and the mat
ter received much discussion. Mr. Ourley
was elected president. J. A. C. Kennedy
secretary. Howard Kennedy treasurer,
and these composed the executive com
mittee: W. D. Xlc!!ii!t. J H. Mcintosh,
IC. c. Wright. A. C. Winkler, r. A.
Yudett Carlson. 1j years of age, died
at the family home, lis North Twenty-
tilth street.
The -month-old bahv of Mr. and Mrs.
L. I. Abbott died of pneumonia.
John J. Byrne, for thirteen years agent
here of he P. K. Collier PuWiahlng com
pany, returned from Europe after an
extensive visit on the continent.
tJould P. Mela, for eighteen years
resident of Omaha, died suddenly of
.art dlssass at his hJm. lt North
Twenty-eighth street. He had been all
in ir for ten days. He left a widow and
three sons. C. X.. J. F. and Oouid Diets.
how much better I could do certain
things than you were doing then. Later
on Mr. Knox became secretary of state.
an office which I also bad held. I
watched Mr. Knox and I am still watch
In him. In Ilia pride of spirit I have
thought occasionally how much better
I could do tblnga If I bad held on to the
Job. I only thought these things, I
didn't say them. It la human nature to
think them, and with some men It is
human nature to speak them, but some
men speak them more frequently and
louder than other men."
It Is said that th president In klndil
ness ot Judgment feels that air. Rooae
veil constitutionally Is compelled to
apeak, and to speak quickly, when any
subject which affords a base for differ
ence of opinion obtrudes itself. It Is
also said that Mr. Taft knew this before
he ran for the presidency, and that be
waa certain that on some matters ot ad
mlnlstratlve policy he and his prede
cessor would disagree snd that th White
House would hear from It.
Not long before the president became
a candidate for the republican nomlna
tlnn Mr. Roosevelt, In sneaking of his
own administration, and what It waa try
in to accomplish along certain legtsla
live tinea, said that the country had been
good enough la call these endeavors of
his the "Roosevelt policies." Then he
said that he didn't know whether they
were rightly named. He thought it was
possible that they ought to be called the
'Taft policies." and then he added that
some years before, at a time when h
had no idea that he would 'be president,
he had thoughts on certain questions,
honing that some day soma on
might give them legislative form. Mr.
Roosevelt said that at the time he found
out that another man waa giving con
sideration to the same - questions, and
was thinking as he thought With the
other man. he had corresponded, and be
found that their alms were Identical.
The other mail waa William Howard
A visitor at the White house the other
iisv told Mr. Taft this rtory. He had
never heard It before, but he said that
as far aa coincident study of the sub
jects to which Mr. Roosevelt had referred
was concerned, the story was true, and
that he had exchanged with Mr. Roose
velt at the time letters In which each
set forth view which were virtually
Identical. The White bouse visitor dis
covered quickly that Mr. Taft liked the
story of a day when there waa no ques
tion of the Roosevelt royalty.
"M-n these days have plrnty of saill
and resource at hand, but they have
nothing on rome of the smart ones or
a i oui'ie of generations ago.'"
"Huff so?"
"Look at old Ueneral Putnam. lor ex
auiple. He jumped into a hole to Set out
of one." iiaiunwre AimTivan. ,
Off. al Ho barber, condemned to
deal,. '--hi wi hoes s uoW. my poor
man, .. ou must prepare ir i
-;iWhv are vou so angry with Jak?
Behe-l told him never to attempt to
iss mt' andin.
" he didn t.-Ph;lade.phia
fllra by e?t&bji-h.iiic a t nure h.txl on Ra-cnl.
eumpetenry and KMd behavior. Th? irw- j
.dent would be heartily Ud to-unrendi-r '
his trtent power to nominate poMmas
ter fr fixed terms, twit owji-w h
turned a roW rhoulder t lui Ml:ti'n,. (
beeauite represents. v. and x-niMrs hat
to surrender the influence .vhlcn they
now exert In the select ion ot p't masters I
In their atateit or district.
The riant to confirm preside n ull ap- ;
rantV tasAaa It. 1 .. , ..-.i-l I..- t i . , .. , ant- lnt f . miT A'il 7
KV'""e sr ua:u IIIUDl auuilSI uo.urtl a-JI p imv ': - - .. a. i
th. sen.,, and the traditions of lHlc. j i XwT2iZlZ
practically compel a president to consult dol opln.oii
to a larita extent the opinions and wtfhes )
of senators in iniklns nominations New learn eve reveia were at ineir
which th tanata miiKt annrav Tn taki1
po-tmatt-rs from the exempt claa and
give them Indefinite terms under the pro
tection ot the merit system would strip
the senate of a perquisite which It espe
cially prize. Xo federal officeholder is
In a better position to do party work
than the postmaster ot a town or city,
with his facilities, for reaching and In
fluencing votei. The -service was one
a vast political mtchine and has ceased
to be so only because of the steady pies
sure of public opinion and the Increasing
disinclination of administrations to per
mit postmasters to be active In politlca.
President Taft believes that efficient
and economical administration is a far
safer reliant than patronage in seeking
popular support, and be would be de-
liirhted to free himself of the annoyance
'iiitiii a man Wlin a prrierniuriiy nui-
emn fate aiu.-. Mine glass in hnd. to
tr:ne a taM.
Mav we never."' ha said, in deep,
measured tones, "drink any more of this
9t.V- paused, and a horrified silence
reiajiw. for several seconds.
-ttian is a od for u!"
Then the revels broke loose agaln.
Chuago Tribune.
(.. - ftition is the life of trade," Mid
the liusir.e man.
-Ot cetir.-c it Is." replied Mr. Ouailn
Stat. "tnlv a want to gft trade so
r-fc::!i-i i1 that folks will be competii.K
for o rhanre to hny in?tad of a chance
to svM. Washinston Star.
S!iiRton It's wonderful what love will
enarl .4 fellow to see in a girl that he
newr saw before.
Wemnore Yes, and It's equally won
derful what love won t let him see that
.-.. II see later on. BoHon Transcript.
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Tips have been ruthlessly cut out of the
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th festive pasa ceased to be an official
perquisite th Sunflower squad haa not
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Mrs. Mary Harrlman, widow of E. II.
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Sioux l-'ity Journal.
It Is carelessly observed that Presi
dent Taft la trin "to fore hi re
aomination." La Follette. we are to
understand, ts not tryln to force his
nomination, and It Is expected ot us.
If we are ant too dull ts understand,
to acree that toe preatdeot haa a snoo
opolc of force In playlns the same. The
president haa led up to thla by sarin
he would not ho forced to quit pend
I tner th. del.i mtrtsttoa of th. national
to do what It should hare don be- convention.
beautiful chestnut (rove.
No matter what capers Jack Frost may
Indulge in durtns the winter the heat
of local polities in Chtcaeo will maintain
a summer altitude. Factions ot th rival
parties placed relays of men at the win
dow of tbe county reaister to secure the
advantage of the first filing on Feb
ruary which carries with It the first
j name on the party ticket. But the police
; chased the patriots awav.
The Smoktais Osjt Process.
Brooklyn Kajrte.
Roosevelt says, "1 am not a candidate."
Bryan says. "1 am not a candidate."
Hundred of thousands ot entirely sin
cere advocates of each man regret th
declaration. Hence these sporadic
"smoking out" efforts. Enemies do not
sow such tares. We tlilnk the "amoklng
out" Idea la a laudable endeavor, whether
H succeeds or not- The fairest and man
liest thing for an aspirant to do ts what
President Taft has done. Lenin con
cealment Pke a worm I' the bud feed
on s damask cheek Is Juat as bad In
Oyster Bay as la IJnfp'ifl. Selataska.
Thomas Moore.
I knew by the arnoM mat so gracefully
Above the green elms, that a cottage
waa near.
And I said, ' if there's peace to be found
in tbe worid,
A heart that la humble might hope for
it here"'
It was noon, and on flowers that lan
guished around
In silence reposed the voluptuous bee;
Every leaf was at rest, and I heard not a
But tbe a ood pecker tapping the hollow
beoch tree.
And "Here lo this Ion UtU wood," I ax
claimed. "With a maid who wss lovely to soul
an to eye.
Who would blush when I praised her, and
weep If I blamed.
How bleat could I live, and hew calm
could 1 die:
Hy the of yon sumach, who rod
berry dip
la the erush of tbe fountain, how sweet
to recline.
And to know that 1 sighed upon Innocent
Which had never been sighed oa by any
but mine.'
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