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Government Ownership of Railroad
Not an Immediate Issue, Declar
es the Great Nebraskan.
William J. Bryan issues the follov
"Government ownership is not a
immd'1ate issu. A !arge majoritv
the peop.le stil' bore for effective rep
ulation. While they so hope, the
will not consider. government ownei
ship. While many Democrats belies
and Mr. Bryan is one of them, th.
public owner:.iip in railroads is ih
antim3e so;tin of the probi>en
still, those who believe that the pul
lie will finally in self defence be drii
en to ownership, recognize that regi
lation must be tried under the mo;
favorable circumstances before th
.masses will be ready to try a mox
"Regulation can not be sufficientl
tried within th next year. There i
no desire anywhere to make goveri
ment ownership an issue in 190W
Mr. Bryan ft ily agrees with thos
- who believe ihat it would be unwis
t-) turn attent;.n fram regulation, o
w1iich the people are ready to act, t
government o vnership, on which tb
people are not ready to act. To ir
ject the government ownership que,
tion into the next campaign, woul,
simply give representatives of th
railroads a chance to dodge the issu
of regilation and deceive the public.
"So far, the railroads have bee
suecessful in preventing effective fed
eral regulation, and State regulatio
has as a rule been restrained by th
Uuited States courts. It is about 2
years since the interstate commere
commission was created. It require
about 10 years for the court to fin
out that the powers conferred wer
insufficient and then it took albotl
10 years to procure an amendmen
The railroads fought the amendmen
at every step, and the president wa
finally forced to compromise with th
railroad Republicans of the senate i
order to procure their surport.
"Even that amendment, obtaine,
with tremendous effort, falls short o
what it should be. It aims to sto:
passes and rebates. The railroad
profit by both the stoppage of re
bates and the prohibition of passe
but extortionate rates still exis'
State legislation for the reduction o
rates has resulted in an agitation og
the part of the railroads for legisla
tion which will deprive the State o
authority and centralize all rate legis
lation in congress.
"The Democratic party must mee
the issue presented; it must resist th
encroachments on the authority c
the States. It must insist upon th
exercise of federal power for the res
ulation of interstate commerce andi
must insist upon the exercise of Stat
authority for the exercise of all of th
power vested in the State. Thi
question has grown in importance di
ing .the past year and its prominene
will be increased if any attempti
made to impair State authority. Tb
Republican party is as impotent -t
regulate the railroads as it is to es
-terminate the trusts and to reforr
" The Republican party has in thre
national campaigns demanded effet
-tive railroad regulation, while th
Republican national platforms hav
been silent on the subject. The pres
*ident has partly adopted the Demc
ci,atic view on this subject, but so fa
* the Republican leaders have resolute
ly opposed it. The president is kzelr
ing to educate the people up to th
need of railroad regulation, but hi
party, under its present leadership.,
* powerless to accomplish this or an
other important reform. If the Den
ocratic party wil elearly and unequi'
cally demand first, the ascertainin
of the value of all the railroads; set
ond. the preventing of over-capitali
zation; and, third, the reduction o
rates to a point where they will yiel
only a reasonable return on the ree
value of the roads. it will commen
itself not only to Democrats but t
those Republicans who have been le
to study the railroad question. Th
railroad situation presents a vita
issue and the issue should be so stat
ed that every one can nrder7tan :1 th
0. S. Martin. in "Success Magazine.
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. Wea sorry figure many of n
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maned and scarred reputions most of
s us would have but for the cruel blows
that have been wardc1 off by our
friends; the healing balm that they
have applied to the hurts of the
- wor(. Many of us would have been
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n but for the hosts of friends, who
f have always sent us customers and
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e Oh, what a boon our friends are to
t our weaknesses, our idiosyneraasies
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e who are now successful have given up
the struggle in .some great crisis of
y their lives but for the encouragement
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KENTUCKY GIRL'S IDEA.
e oer suggention For Homemtus
Week A4opted by Louisvine Club.
Who suggested homecoming week?
As the reunion of all Kentuckians
draws nearer and the magnitude of the
undertaking becomes more and more
e apparent, this question constantly re
) curs, and the answer Is-Miss Louise
e Lee Hardin, says the Louisville Cou
Miss Hardin Is. one of Kentucky's
daughters whose brains and energy
e have,made.heime of the most proml
t nent c1ib women In the United States.
SShe is at the head of several women's
t organiations, Is - the editor of a pro
s gressive monthly magaine and-is vice
President of the Kentueky Society of
Defver, which 1s now her home. -'
It was during the early part of July,
1905, that Miss Hardin, then on a visit
to Louisville, called up R. E. Hughes,
P secretary of the Commercial club, and
suggested homecoming week. It was
her first visit to Kentucky for a long
s time, and so overjoyed was she to be
back to her old Kentucky home, so
Spleasant did she flnd the renewal of
-Its associations, that she could not re
f sist the desire to do something to bring
' the other Kentucklans back for a few
.days at least.
fWhen she called up the Commercial
club Miss Hardin explained her rea
sons for calling Mr. Hughes and asked
if the Commercial club would not uin
t dertake to arrange a meet of distin
e guished Kentucklans who had won
f fame and fortune outside. of its bor
e ders. Mr. Hughes suggested that the
.nvitation be more general and, being
~much impressed with the Idea, request
ted Miss Hardin to write a letter 'which
' could be read to the directors of the
e club setting forth her plans in order
s that It might be formally acted upon by
e ODD AUTO BED DESIGN.
e Indiana Student Rides on Seven
01 Headed. Ten Horned Leopard.
-In the building of the bed of his aui
tomobile that Benjamin Lukens o~f An
derson, Ind., has brought out for the
season he cast aside all the customary
E styles of the front, end or ,dashboard
Sof the machine bed and substtuted It
e with a combination animal that he
e whittled out after getting the sugges
.tion from the vision of John on the
Isle of Patmos. as told In the thirteenth
chapter of Revelations, as follows, says
ra special dispatch from Anderson, Ind.,
to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"And I stood upon the sand of the
e sea and saw a beast rise up out of the
s sea having seven heads and ten horns,
~and upon his horns ten crowns, and
.upon his heads the name of Blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like a
leopard, and his feet were as the feet
of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth
of a lion."
-Mr. Lukens carved out the wooden
form of a leopard and had It spotted
leopard fashion. He surmounted it
with seven heads of strange animals,
arranged in a circle. Ten horns act
as the back of a chair, and the crowns
are on the guard rail of a chair which
D [s intended for Mr. Lukens' dog. The
new machine is painted a bright yellow
e except for the combination animal
l front, which is in brown, yellow and
Mr. Lukens is a Bible student of
emore than local celebrity.
EXPERT TO INVESTIGATE.
'Scientist Will Observe Earthquake
e Results on Masonry Structure.
, In order to investigate the effect of
'the earthquake shocks In San Francis
sCo On concrete and other structural ma
r terials, Director C. W. Walcott of the
geological survey has ordered R. L
Humphrey, expert in the structural
r materials testing laboratory of St
- Louis, to proceed to California, says
e the Washington Post
.Owing to the possibility of similar
seismic occurrences in portions of the
e west in which the reclamation service
e s constructing great masonry dams
e and structures of concrete a careful in
vestigation of the effects of the recent
Searthquake will doubtless afford much
j t aiid tiie t,:1 ; :1i ; i'
ed to fit the oceasioni. are uLsId S- -
dreds of times and applied indiseriml
inately to persons as various in char
acter as a Jude and a prize fi-hter.
a soldier and a eleryman. They are
like the undertaker's crape on the
door, which serves a multitude of the I
Dividing the Horses
A certain merchant of Bagdad left
in his last will and testament seven
teen horses to be divided among his
three sons, according to the following
proportons-namely:- The first was to
receive one-half, the second one-third
and the youngest one-ninth part of the
whole, but when they came to arrange
about the division it was found that to
comply with the ter&'ns of the will with
out sacrificing one or more of the ani.
mals was impossible.
Puzzled In the extreme, they repaired
to the cadi, who, having read the will,
said that such a difficult question re
quired time for deliberation and rec
ommended them to return in two days.
When they again made their appear
ance the judge said:
"I have considered your case and find
that I cgn make such a division of the
seventeen horses among you as wi'A
give each more than his strict share,
and yet not one of the animals shall be
injured. Are you content?"
"We are, 0 cadi!" was the reply.
"Bring forth the seventeen horses
and let them be placed in the court
yard," said the cadi.
The animals were brought in, and
the cadi ordered the groom to place his
own horse. with them. He then bade
the eldest brother to count the horses.
"Tbere are. eighteen in number. O
eadi," he said.
-"I will now make the division," re.
Jponde~fhe cadi.~"You,~the eldestiare
entitled. to half; then take nine horses.
You, the second son, are to receive one
third; take, therefore, six, while to you,
the youngest, belongs the ninth part
namely, two. Thus the seventeen
horses are divided among you; you
have each more than your share, and I
may now take my own steed back
"0 cadi," said the brothers, "your
wisdom equals that of our Lord Soro
Where Ignorance Is Bli..
"You don't mean to tell me that you
let your wife go ahead and charge
things toyou,. without giving any ac
ount of them ?"
"Yes. In that way, you see, I am
always able to be happy hoping for
the best up to the time the bills come
"And you say you are looking for
work ?" asked the kind lady.
"Yes, mum," replied Frazzled Frank
ly, "but I can't find It."
"Poor man. Why did you leave your
"I wuz pardoned, mum."-Milwaukee
"Why did he marry her?'
"Because she used to trump his ae
"What had that to do with It?"
"Well, he thought he could mannge
a woman who didn't have any more
brains than that."-Denver Post
Disciplining a Kieker.
"Johnson has developed Into a con
firmed kicker, but his wife can handle
him every time. He kicked last night
because his dinner was cold."
"What was his wife's play?"
"She made It hot for him."-ToWD
and Country. ___
"Could yer give a poor man a quarte
ter git a bite to eat?"
"See here, fellow, you're the same
man I gave a quarter to yesterday."
"Sa.y, boss, don't folks in your sei
eat dinner every day?"-Clevelanld
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A Fastor's Pial to Unale Mothers to
Rev. Finis Idleman, pastor of the
Christian church in Paris. Ill.. and one
of the most progressive ministere in
the city, recently put into practice a
plan whereby mothers may come to
hurch on Sunday and bring all the
children and not be caused any worry
through fear that during the service
the conduct of the little ones may an
noy the pistor or the congregation,
says a Paris correspondent of the St
He has secured the services of Miss
Rachel E. Bremmenan of Bloomington,
[11., one of the best kindergarten teach
ers in the state, who, with the assist
ance of a few of the women of the
church, has fitted up a room in the rear
of the edifice, where the children are
taken during the progress of the serv
Ices and taught as they would be In a
Miss Bremmenan says she will make
her end of the work so attractive and
profitable that the children will beg to
be allowed to attend the kindergarten
sessions. Thus the parents of the lit
te ones will not only have no excuse
for not going to church and their chil
Sren's pleadings will supply an addi
tional incentive for their attendance.
The kindergarten Is only for the chil
ren who are accompanied to church
by their parents.
A New Plan to Stop Spitting.
Chief of Police Paul Milliken of CIn
onnati has adopted new tactics in the
war against spitters in street cars and
public places, says a Cincinnati dis
patch. He directed patrolmen to hand
to any one seen expectorating In a
public place a card on which is printed:
"Spitting menaces public health.
"Spitting on sidewalks, in public con
veyances or in public places is liable to
communicate disease. Do not spit."
The other side of the card bears a
copy of the city ordinance.
Th Strieken City.
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I welcomed the mariner from the east,'
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O, would I could give her my lifeblood
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,Lakes as her tears fell like the r.
"Her magic growth has 'ne own growth
matched-and have i not known her
The flame god's scars have seared us
both, but "the wountAs are fresh or'
h, would I could lend hei my young
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"I ioved her best!" .cried the Queen of the'
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"She was sprightly and fair, and she
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merry and sweet,
But rent is her raiment, and torn Is her
hair, and her song is a cry dis
oh, would I could shelter her in mine
arms! Ah, me, but I loved her
"I loved her best!" And the chorus swell
ed in a sob from each compass point
As th:- cit[is of all the sisterhood made
haste to bind an:d anoint.
"I1f s;he lives, we shall show her," the
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