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Till: OMAHA DAILY REE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 100.1.
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Tzschuck, secretary of The Be Publishing Company, being duty aworn. aaya that the actual number of full and omplete copies of Tlie Daily Morning, Kvenlng and Sunday Be printed during tha month; of October, 13, waa as follows: 1 atijHt n iwtao 2 ;.;,..2,UOO 18 BO.10O t l...a.TB -19 UO, 20 4 ..87,400 20 8OJJT0 I .rk...US.71 21 8OJM0 .....as.HOO 22 30,7D ..).,.. a,MK a a,7i5 ....S,TlO U 82.820 I i 21MKSO 26 2U.OHO 10 ,.'... 2ei.SlX 2 ai.lTO 11 ,..3i.B(H 27 ai.ioo 12 ,..2,4AS 28 81,10 13 ;..2M,s-o 29 ao.w-io 14 SH.OOO JO 4O.B50 IS ,....2tM.2flO 81 83,385 If ...VHJUiO Total 133,020 Less unsold and returned copies.. .. Net total sales. x-c,aas Net average aalaa 3tu,7B3 ' ,' GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my presence and aworn to oeroro ma tnia 4 in day of October. A. JD, M. B. Hb'NllATK. That paving repair controversy will now have to wait until it ia thawed out Even yet most of us cling to "Uncle Joe," ignoring "Speaker Cannon's" ar rival. Mr. Smoot ia taking tip the time of the senate unnecessarily, but goodness knows he isn't doing it a'nurpose. Collector Cruzen at Porto Rico has bad his indictment quashed. He is one office-holding Nebraskan who is lucky. The . king and' queen of Italy would like to tour England Incognito but can not King Edward has a patent on dis guised royalty. Both sides are evidently looking for trouble in Chicago and unless condl-M lions change quickly they are likely to get it and more, too. , If the congressional ."speak-easy" is characterised by that vocal modulation Iho name implies, It mfghfbe Well to hold the sessions in ft. That Wellesley girl who has broken the woman's college record for the 100 yard dash will lead a husband a merry chase when the time comes.. It seems that New Orleans will cele brate tbe centennial of the Louisiana purchase ahead of St. Louis. But, then, New Orleans waa discovered first and is entitled to precedence. Omana's new market, house will sLuttly celebrate its first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving markets In other cities re gala places of good things and it ought to' e the game here. . . Never mind tho extra through trans continental passenger trains which are now being discontinued will be promptly restored early next spring as soon as the tourist traffic starts the competition again. - - . ' Members of tbe Omaha Board of Ed ucation want more school teachers .who can be started in at salaries above th( novice class. . Haven't any more, ot them sisters, eenslns or aunts willing to go on the payroll? The Papama commissioners who are here as the representatives of the new republic are. doubtless, simply return ing the visits which our numerous canal commissioners have paid to Panama on quests of exploration and investigation The democratic members of the United states senate are enrouutering dlffl culty about getting together a lerfsla five, program. If Colonel Bryan were ouly withju reach ho Would Quickly tell them what to do without even waiting for an luvitatlou. According to the official exhibit of th , V'hool board's secretary the board will ; gtart out the new year with the usual deficit Our school board would not feel , comfortable If it were not paying inter. est regularly ou upwards of 150.000 of - over-drawn warrants. And the fax , payers foot tho bills. A state which has,' produced such i ' plenitude of oratorical talent as Iowi ought to be able to produce a few col ' lege orators of sufficient ability to com pose their own oratious without literary misappropriation. A few lessons . ethics, interleaved ' with the elocution ' recitations, might be useful. The information that King Leopold of Belgium has definitely decided to visit 1 the United States, making the 8t Louie - exposition his objective point, will be hailed with great satisfaction. Ills royal majesty, however, . should let us know in advance whether he inteuds to ' bring his own soubrvtU with him or rely upon the eutertslnment afforded by ' the American sts)tcoiuu. TH FIXAL rtOCASS. Although the official raoTass of' the vote cant at tbe recent Nebraska election has not yet taken jlace, tiie returns to the aecretary of state have been com piled and footed, bo that we now have the final figure. The total vote Is in round numliera 2(fl,0oo, or about 23,0)0 leas than what haa been cast In pTpatdentlnl yearn. It Is a fair rote considering the weather condition! and the apathy of an off year. The vote for Barnes, the republican candidate for supreme Judg Is 00,901 for SoUlvan, the fusion candidate, 87.0tM3, the plurality for Jud(?e Barnes being 9,023. ft wlU be remeiuberedthjt The Bee a figures the day after election In dicated a republican plurality on the head of the ticket between 9,000 and 10,000. While the vote for supreme Judge shows an apparently closely contested race,' the vote on university regent. which represents more nearly the rela tive, party strength, indicates a. repub lican margin over the opposition of more than'- double the plurality scored -for Judge, Barnes, The average plurality for the republican candidates for regent is 81,483, while the difference between the vote of 101,642 for the highest re publican candidate and 77,298 for the lowest fusion candidate Is nearly 25,000. In the light of the figures on this year's election, the man who set 25,000 as the , mark for Nebraska's plurality for President Roosevelt next year could not be guessing very wild. AW IMPORTANT PtlHT. Speaker Cannon is quoted as saying that the chairmanship of the postofllce committee Is the most Important one he has to give' out "Its holder will find an endless task," said the speaker. "The man who rises in public life is the one afforded an opportunity to accomplish something and this opportunity the chairmanship of the postoffice commit tee offers." The . former chairman, Mr. Loud of California, certainly found the position or managed to make it d laborious one and undoubtedly his suc cessor, who it is thought probable will be Representative Overstreet of Indi ana, will find abundant Work to do. It is pointed out that no small part of tbe difficulties of a postoffice commit tee chairman come in adjusting the re lations of the government' to its em ployes. These employes constitute a large and ever increasing army, which is ever asking better terms from the government Besides the employes in the department at Washington, there are 80,000 postmasters, several thousand railway mall ' clerks, the postoffice clerks, the city letter carriers, the. ..rural, letter carrier and the star route men. It is stated that the question of larger salaries is now more acute than ever before and will of course have -to be dealt.: with by the committee on postofflces. Bills have al ready been introduced providing for an lncreasp,,intbe;. pay.ol. meal ..free ' do livery carriers and this will very'likely be done. The extension and betterment of the service is- another matter that must receive consideration and of course the question of reforms in the service, which ' Investigation has shown to be necessary, must receive careful atten tion. It is evident that Speaker Caunon does not in the least overestimate the importance of the chairmanship of the postoffice committee and he can lie re lied upon to select for, that position a thoroughly capable man.' ' ' ; TARIFF AKD FURttGN TRADE. In the debate In the house of repre sentatives Monday a member of the mi nority party declared that our foreign commerce is threatened with perils by the new tariffs of foreign countries in retaliation for our tariff.. He urged that unless concessions are made from the present tariff all Europe will before long be combined in commercial war fare against the United States. He thought the Chamberlain policy a mcu ace to our trade- with the "United Kingdom and her colonics, constituting more than half of our foreign commerce. There has been much talk within the last two or three years about a possible EuropeanY ' combination ' to ' repel the "American .invasion." A few. statesmen and political economists abroad have proposed that certain countries should unite In a common effort to check the tide of American comnicxelal prog ress. But tbe more practical utatesineu of Europe have pronounced this utterly impracticable and a little familiarity with conditions there will show this to be the case. It is a mistake lo assume that the countries of Europe have com mon commercial interests. On' the con trary they are as diverse as are the commercial interests of the United States and those of any European-couutry and tbe competition between them Is as eager and intense. A' combination be tween Germany and France, for ex ample, is manifestly out of the question because of tho wide difference in their commercial interests, and for a like reason neither of those countries could make a tariff combination against the United States with Russia or Italy. Any European nation that may desire to enter into commercial warfare with this country must do so alone and iu its own way. , The combination proposition is not practicable. . , This being recognized by the more sagacious statesmen of Europe little Is now being heard of it The idea seems to have been 'pretty "generally abandoued. Recently a member of the German Reichstag declared that Germany can not afford to enter into a tariff war with the United States. He pointed out that American exports to Germany consist of raw materials and agricul tural machinery, while those of Ger many to this country are manufactured goods. The United States, be said, could get along without the German products and never miss them, but that country could not get along without the cotton and other raw products she gets from the United Stales without suffetUig enormous loss. In some degree this ap plies to other European countries. As (o the menace of the Chamberlain policy it need. not eause any serious anxiety, since there Is no great promise of the success of that policy. Concessions in the interest of our for eign trade was advocated by President McKIuley. There are marry republicans who believe that it Is expedient ' It- will probably be done when the proper time comes. At present .there- appears to be very slight danger of a commercial warfare against this country on the part of any European nation and as our for eign commerce has grown- immensely since the existing tariff went into effect, six years ago, there seems to' be ' no urgent necessity for a change. UVST B PROTtCTMD, One of the most vigorous critics of the action of our government in regard to Panama is the New York Times, but the new republic being established that paper remarks that "we should be guilty of tho basest ingratitude if we did not protect it" There need be no dbubt on this score. The government that has b.ccn created on the isthmus will receive the most careful protec tion of the United States,' ample assur ance of which is already given. V' have now there a force of marines num bering about 2,000, which it is be lieved would be quite tmfflclent to repel an attack from Colombia, should one be made. It is most Improbable, bow ever, and is so regarded at Washington, that Colombia will, make any mlTitary demonstration against Punama. As has been pointed out in the dispatches Panama is almost inaccessible by land from Colombia and that country has been notified that no troops will be al lowed to disembark at the ports of Colon and Panama. Moreover, the Co lombian government is in no condition to enter upon extensive military opera tions, the treasury being bankrupt The situation is an utterly hopeless one for Colombia rum the sooner those In authority there recognise this fact the better' it will- be for the country. There is , assurance that France will soon recognize the new republic and it 1s safe' to say that its recognition gen erally by foreign governments is only a matter of a few weeks. But in any event it will have the full protection of the United States. AS WAS TOBAYB BKEN KXPtCTKD. As was to have been expected, the Lincoln Journal. makes a vicious jab at Omaha's grain market project. The Journal has always voiced the small-bore jealousy of Omaha and never has a good word for any Omaha enterprise. It vents its spleen this time by charg ing that the proposed grain market here Is entirely unnecessary and will simply mpose additional toll upon grain grow ers for extra and unnecessary handling at this point "The business of gather ing and forwarding 'the grain of this country," it declares, "ia now. so thor 6ughly syBtematisted that It. Is ,unnece sary to break bulk between a receiving station and the point of consumption, or the place -where the grain must leave the car to be loaded on boat to continue the journey by water. Now the un necessary middleman is being wiped out in all lines of business and this is no time to try to establish a new one to take a handful of wheat or corn out of every bushel produced by the Nebraska farmer." - The Lincoln Journal would rather have the grain grown in Nebraska sent to Kansas City, Minneapolis' or Chi cago for rehandling than have it graded and reshipped at Omaha. Of course any one with a grain of sense will readily see that the creation of a grain market at Omaha will not add another link to the chain of middlemen, but simply remove the exchange from a, point more distant to ' one nearer home. If -the grain-growing industry were at a standstill Omaha could not secure a part of the grain market busi ness except to tho loss of some other market that now has it but with the , development of the country, the ex pansion and shifting of the market and the steadily Increasing consumption de mand, Omaha can carve out a field for Its proposed grain market without inter fering seriously with other markets already established. The Omaha market would simply intercept the grain grown in Nebraska, western Iowa and adjacent territory naturally tributary to this point, and the grain growers in this section cannot fall to profit by having a homo market instead of a foreign market for their product Intelligent farmers ot Nebraska need have this stated to them but once. It is useless to try to convince or convert the hostile critic in Lincoln. The good peop'e of Council Bluffs are alarmed lest they may lose the state school for tho deaf, which has beeu lo cated there for many years, and whoso removal is said to be favored by meioi bers of the State Board of Control. The retention of the school at Council Bluffs apparently depends upon an enlarge ment of the site and the betterment of facilities for easy access. We presume that Omaha can have no influence on otSclal action in Iowa, but it is to bo hoped the school will not be moved, and any moral support that we can give the efforts of -our Council Bluffs neighbors to retain the institution will surely be theirs. Taj Commissioner Fleming expects the grand total of the city assessment roll for l'JOt to aggregate In-tween f 105,000,000 and $110,000,000. For the county assessment, on which the state tax is imposed, tbe new law requires a division by five, so that the figures would bo in tbe neighborhood of $20, 000,000 to $22,000,000. Then, If Omaha pays one-tenth of the state taxes, the grand assessment roll ot the state on the oue-flftu basis will approximate $223,01 K),0O0. RtHluced to the actual value basis by multiplying by Ave the taxable wealth of Nebraska would flg- ure out In tbe neighborhood of $1,123, 000.000. . - - A protest has been entered by the ministerial association down at Lincoln against the running of Sunday excur sion trains for the benefit of the univer sity foot ball enthusiasts who Insist on attending the Saturday games to en courage their favorite players. Pre sumably the university students who make foot ball Junkets are expected to camp out over Sunday and wait for the Monday trains. The Lincoln ministers must be ssdly in need of student at tendance to fill tip empty' pews. The run on the banking institution In Reading suggests that some way ought to be provided for inflicting the proper penalty upon 'persons who ma liciously circulate stories with a view to precipitating a panic among bank depositors. It may be difficult to locate the real source of the trouble, but the making of a few examples out of the malcontents would be valuable object lessons to deter repetition in the future. If the new Nebraska revenue law is such a puzzler to the courts that the su preme court commission finds it neces sary to ask for more time to study it out Is it any Wonder that the average taxpayer, uninitiated In the mysteries of legal lore, gets confused occasionally when making out his assessment re turns? ., 'v Get Buy. , Detroit Free Press. . The corn crop Is not all It might have been, but it leaves no excuse for lean tur keys. I'Bcheckeit Flow of Worda. Philadelphia Press. Senator Manna will take.Senator Mor. gan'a place on tha isthmian canal com mittee, but that does not carry with it a guaranty that Senator Morgan will not keep on talking. Peaalty for Crude Methods. Brooklyn Eagle. The Indiana girl who raised $1 bills to flO, in order to pay her expenses at school, naturally and rightly will get a sever sentence, while the men who raise 81,000,000 Industries to 110,000,000 meet with nothing severer than newspaper condemnation. (Quarter Centary of Talk. Indianapolis Journal. On the eve of sailing for ' Europe Mr. Bryan makes tha terrifying, announcement that he expects to talk for twenty-flve years yet. The only chance of escape is that he. may follow Croker's example and become enamored of English country life. Tho Die la laat. , - New York Herald nd.). The dia is cast. President Roqsevelt has decided to virtually recognise ' the Inde pendent existence of ,Ue new Republic of Panama. Aa patriot)' as practical men, Americana of evet? 'fcljada' of opinion should accept the accomplished. fact. and support th government. , Colombia's. Fatal .Blander. . . Brooklyn (Eagle. It a authoritative tstbliebd that', the president of the United States did not plot to aid Panama rebate. Even If he had done ao, it could not be proved. But the country called Ccombla' dM'Utd' them, by rejecting the treaty sent on-fttn-3Vashlngton, and on that account Jt .la'ntitled to the thanks of the United States, which can be agree ably and effectively felt if not rendered lacle Sam's Faraa Area. Kansas' City Journal. The total area "infed for farming pur poses in tha United. Btatea is 841,000,000 acres an are larger than England, Scot land, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Bpain, Japan, and the Transvaal. There are 10.438.C0) persons engtiged in agri cultural pursulta, while all other industries employ but 18,815,000,, One-third of the people are, therefore, devoted to farming, Where Theories Fall. Indianapolis Journal. Some "social scientist" with time to waste has been pondering .over marriage, birth and divorce statute, and reaches the alarming conclusion that the male popula tion of the country ia in a' fair way to become wifeless and daughterless. Evi dently this scientist has tailed to reflect on the tendencies indicated by 10,000 women trying to climb- over each vther in order to get a glimpse of a bride. Did this look like indifference to matrlmonyT Wao tares t Mot Cleveland. New York Tribune. Bryan's opinion ot Cleveland long ago lost the interest of novelty and acquired the tedlousness of - t duration. Nobody cares,, anyway Cleveland least of all, whom autumnal hunts now cheerily absorb and encompass. lie Is hot a dead duck, as Bryan says he is, -though he makes dead ducka to rain about Mm aa he goes, and ha is not a "dead rabbit," though Tam many would like to claim aim, but his hunter's bag bulges with that innocent, long-eared spoil. Nlmrod's Bold pouch waa not mora overflowing. . Only a part of his countrymen - throw up their cape for him aa a politician, ' but aa a sportsman he takes all captive, aa if they were a part of the game he waa after. . ilFFItlK.NT lJTO THK DAY, Soaa of lae Vanities Bald to Con sulate "Cnltnre." Saturday Kvenlng Post. Whenever we hear of the cultur clubs and thought circles and reading rings that make the winter less tedious for the more highly educated in our small cities and towns, they are bqsy with some auch thlnga aa Ibsen's plays, or Maeterlinck's philoso phy, or dramatic dialogues, or the obscurer parts of Browning, cr tbe attempts ' of Bwlnburn or Stephen Phillip to prove that they can't writ ao well about classic Greek subjects as Homer . and Euripides could. All this indicates mental activity and aspi ration, too. But ar not tha activity and th aspiration, perhaps, misguided? Tber is a certain satisfaction for a cer tain sort 'of person tn dabbling in .that which doe not Interest the ordinary run of minds. But when that sort of intellec tual anob aucceeds In. convincing, largely by intellectual browbeating, a large num ber of Intelligent person in hi town that auch vanities constitute "culture," ought there not to be a revolt, a declaration of in tellectual Independence? There may be peo ple who hav time for such, "culture," but hav w time for It? Searching Ibsen for queer psychological state to puasle one's husband or sweetheart or parent with la there nothing mor useful to think about? Th reason th Greeks one knew Homer by heart and packed th theater to hear Euripides' tragedies was that Homer and Euripides discoursed of thing of th most intimate personal conoern to th Greeks of those days. Why should not we dispense with crude modern attempt to distract our attentio from th thing that personally cone era ua aa twentieth cVntury Americana with th responalblUtle of our Urn and en vironment luyoa us. BITS OF WAJHHOTOI LIFE. Minor seen and Incident Sketched on tho Snot. 4 That veteran Washington correspondent K. O. Durmoll, tell In Leslie's Weekly of the plentiful . grafts which congress men enjoy. Discussing the gruesome graft which ha prospered with the death And burial of members of th senate and hous, he ay: "No matter what his politico) import ance or social position, every member of congress may- expect to be luxuriously buried and a long string of people benefit by his taking off. Here, at least, big mon and little men are on an equality. The extravagance of congressional funerals is th result, not of fan-.lly ambition, but of professional greed and official reckless ness. "For a New England senator, for In stance, th senate mad, a funeral that cost 13,785. and" for that of a Southern senator 84.200 waa expended, both senators being men of frugal tastes and habits. For a distinguished member of th house from an eaatern state a funeral was mad costing 84.571. whUe the funeral of a west ern representative, who had all his life long been celebrated first of all for bis strict economy, publlo and private, ap propriately cost but about 8300. . "At more than on of these funerals, similar In most respects to all th others, there were thousands of dollars spent for special trains of sleeping cars, special din ing cars and atendants, a plenty of "com missary supplies" for th mourning com mittees, and payments on a most liberal seal for singers, organists to play a plain tune ot two on a parlor organ, with un regulated hack hire to defray, whenever th chance arose. "Ther is no law for these funeral, and they are all paid for by the publlo on the assumption that 'graft' Is all right If no body objects' to It." At another point In his article Mr. Dun. r.ell writes: "There ar some senators and repre sentatives who conscientiously oppose the aaklng for or taking of transportation favors, and who pay their way. There arc not many of them and all are pretty well known. When transportation 'graft be comes thoroughly absorbing It asserts Itself in seeking even free carriage on the street railways of th capital, and th uso of this sort of free carriage is expected to be reflected In legislation to affect the con duct of the liberal managers." Rhode Island is no larger than a thumb mark on- the map, says the Washington Post, but it counts at the north end ot the United States capltol lu mor ways than one. This incident demonstrates it anew: As fine a weather map as th experts, who come and go at the word of Prof. Willi Moore, could fashion is Installed in the little corridor Just off the marble room of the senate.. Its surface is of ground glass and its framework of the finest mahogany. Tha weather stations of the country are noted in nice lettering. Each day chalk marks of various colors tell the direction of th winds, the tempera ture of the air and a lot of other things. On this map, under th magnificent glass, the boundaries of th states are roughly delineated. Rhode Island is so small that the artist drew no separate Una therefore, aimply classing It In with th larger state of Connecticut. One day Senator Aldrtch came to study th weather and noted thla defect. He might be willing to takS his weather for providence from the station at Boston and Block island, bat he thought It a little rough to have the state he in part represent in'the senate gobbled up by 'Connecticut. ' -Boon the splendid mahogany map came down.'- Six strong laborers were: engaged to handle the expensive fixture with care. They stripped off the polished glass and then tha- artist who paint boundary line cams in. . He drew one wee little black line, possibly half an Inch long. It stretched from the Massachusetts boundary to th sea, ' and thus put Rhode Island back on . tine map. Then the six strong men pnt In place tlie polished glass and raised the great frame. That was months ago, but the wee black line and the state of Rhode Island are on th chart for ,all who car to look closely and Mr. Aldrlch now observes the weather of his own state with Just as much satis faction a senators who represent a much larger domain. ' , The United States senate seems to be growing more youthful. Thirteen year ag.) a careful computation was made from which it appeared that the average age ot its members was SO years. There were then but eight who were less than 10 years old and one who waa less than 45. To day th average I 68 year and 4 months, and in a alightly larger senate there are fourteen men, instead of eight, who ar leas than 60, and of these eight are less than 46. Th difference i doubtless due to the new states which have copie Into the union since that time whose political lead ers were naturally younger men. The Delaware overturn ha also given th sen ate two youthful members. It is almost a rule. that the oung states have young senators.- . Only, one senator Is mor than 80, Mr. Pettus, tha Junior senator from Alabama, who waa born in 1SZ1. Fourteen are be tween 70 and 80, twenty-nine ar between 60 and 70 and thirty-two between 60 and 60. The fifteen who have crossed the three score and ten line include both senators from Alabama and Connecticut, besides Mesars. Teller, Allison, Frye, Hoar, Gibson. Stewart, Piatt (N. Y.), Quay, Bate, Proc tor and Cullom. Th constitution of the United States specifies 80 aa the age re quirement for the senate, but by a sat margin of ten years all of tha states hav made good thla condition. Only one mat, In the senate doe not give hi age. Mi. Burton of Kansas, and for th purpose. of this computation he has been rate.l at 60. Senators Scott, Tillman, Dolllver and Foster stood in a corner of th senate chamber telling stories. Frequent bursts of laughter arose and President Pro Tcm. Fry looked over in their direction ence or twice. Observing this, Senator Scott stepped to the desk line and aald inno cently: "Mr. President, ar we disturbing the senate? "Oh, no-o-o," said Mr. Frye with marked sarcasm. "All right." replied Senator Scott, turning to the group. "As I was saying," he began. But Just then Mr, Fry rapped smartly for order and th quartet of tory tellers separated. Th latest congressional fad Is for Per sian rugs, three of which, worth 82.0U0 each, are In. the speaker's lobby ou the house side. These are the finest rugs ever seen in the capitol, being handsomer even than anything on the senate side. Th rugs ar so An that some of th new members showed an unwillingness to walk on them ualll they saw th pages and other house employe throwing cigarette and cigar butts on them. "We'd better take down some of those picture on th walls and hang up th rug.' declared Colonel "Ik" Hill, th democratic whip of th house. inel Mark ataowa. Cincinnati Enquirer. Senator Hanna threatens to throw out of a sixth-story window th next man who talks to him about th presidential nomina tion. Unci Mark knowa very well that the men who ar coming to him now do not carry delegate credential ia their Bid pocketa. OMAHA'S KKW ORAIX MARKET. Stanton Picket: Omaha Is to have a grain market This la mighty cheerin" news for Nebraska farmers. Kearney Hub: A grain exchange has been organised at Omaha, with th pros pective membership placed at 6J0, and it I proposed to have the exchange In operation by th first of the coming year. The ob ject Is to establish a grain market at Omaha, with elevators and big flouring mills. Norfolk News: The establishment of a grain market in Omaha, which appears to hav been Inaugurated auspiciously, means mor than th mere development of Omaha. If that city Is successful in creating a grain center ther it will be of value to th grain grower and grain dealer not alono in Nebraska, but throughout the west. It Is to be desired that Omaha's grain market shall be substantial and 1 rosperous. Waterloo Gasette: Omaha's plan to make a Greater Omaha by making the city a strong competitor of Minneapolis and Chi cago in th way of an enlarged grain mar ket la most commendable, and we hop its plans, now fairly under way, will fully mature. It will not only help Omaha, but every farmer and business man In the state to have tha grain trade ot Nebraska diverted from o.ther large cities to Omaha In other words, to have the grain handled at hom. Gag County Democrat: Omaha hopes to hav a grain exchange soon, and as a result of Its successful organisation Omaha business men are pointing with pride. It'ls understood that the friendly at titude of President Stickney ot the Chicago Great Western railway ha been instru mental In making the exchange poiwlble. It th project I aa successful as Its promoters hope for If will mak Omaha a strong competitor of Kansas City for th grain business of th west. Papilllon Times: Th Omaha grain ex change has ceased to be a matter of con jecture and Is now a reality. It has about 125 members and has filed articles of In corporation. People who are disposed to be skeptical of the result of this under taking should remember that when tha stock yard were first mentioned the project was discredited as is the grain ex change now by a few. Omaha has a greater territory to draw from than either Kansas City or Minneapolis, and ther la no reason but that In a few years it should rank as on of th great grain centers ot this country. South Omaha ranks second as a live stock market, and It Is not too much to expect that Omaha will, as a grain market, do as well. Central City Republican: Omaha busi ness men have taken tha matter In hand to establish a grain market. . Th under taking is a stupendous on and it will take a liberal supply of brains, capital and grit to carry It through. We hav had some experience with Omaha business men, however, and we know that whatever els Is said about Omaha, there is no discount on Its business men, and that whatever they undertake to do will b taken hold of and carried out In a masterly and compre hensive manner that insures against fail ure. Tha people of Nebraska hav an equal Interest In the success of tha enter prise and stand ready to help It along In every possible way. PERSONAL NOTES. The activity of Mr. Rockefeller In th eastern stock market shows that there are contingencies in which water and oil can be made to mix. The Austrian emperor the pther day gave a golden chain to a widow at Braunau whose twelve musical sons, after serving - In the army, have forme'd a military family band. -" ' ' ' " : v. Rear Admiral Beardslee, U. 8. N,., re tired, died in Augusta, Ga., this week. The last command of the admiral in th navy was the Pacific squadron and his flagship was Philadelphia. This is one of the favorite sayings of President Dlas of Mexico: "A strong per sonal government is necessary for a Latin race." That is what he has always aimed to give the people of Mexico. Another of hi sayings is: "The strongest alliance I know of 1 a commercial alliance." It I believed that Seth Low's term of office a mayor of New York has cost him somewhere in the neighborhood of 8150.000. He provided out of hi pocket entertain ment for numerous distinguished guests. Including Prince Henry of Prussia, and In order to be near the city in summer he rented an erpensiv place at Rye. Th salary is $15,000 per year. Waltham Watches 12,000,000 in use. . '?The Perfedti' Americm WakK' n illustrated book of Meresting information about vtches, KviH be sent free apon request. Amer&in Wtltfum Witch Comptny, y . Wilthim, Mass. t-i'lMsaW.lcoa $3.50 and $5 If your feet are straight we fit you to a straight last . , If your feet require a swing last, we don't fit you to a straight on. That a the secret of the comfort of the Decatur 8hoe-tt' tha- St as well as the quality. From Maker A Silver Knife ; g In our fifteen retail stores, all the way from Omaha, (6; Boston, we are holding a painting competition fojr,'. th?.' young artist!. '. ''"' Our fall catalogue gives full particulars, ';;', ? The solid silrer handled prize Unites may be Beeu to 'pur,. We have selected Mr. Albert tfothery, the well known Perhaps your boy may win one. . - i NO CLOTHING FITS LIKE OUK . , . , ? f R. S. Wilcox, Manager. . , , , .. ink Wilcox riangrr If yon want your watch examiner, or to' buy a new one. vou go to a Jeweler wno b a specialist in his line. . If you want ladies' shoes, you jo to the shoe specialist We make a specialty of women's -and .children's shoes. Sorosii are $150 ti ways. - The Monoiram Shoes for women are equal to , the JJ.50 kind that we don't sell With u$ they are $2.50 always. , 1 Aft ft I rtl Dtk WAIFS OF TUB WITS. - ;i. - - Rebecca Who. ar th "smart e?" Isadore Why, those who are tn it and those who keep out ot It. Detroit Free Press. Flanagan Phwst did yes do whin Mc Garry hit sea wid the pIckT Flnnegan Ot don Mo Garry- Philadelphia Ledger. Lwson Blenklns . i slower than cold mnlasse. Isn't he? Dawaon Cold molasses! He's slower than cold cream. gomervlll. Journal. After much labor And many tedious ex periments th eminent entomologist hud succeeded In evolving a new specie of flea. "Now," he said, "I must try to find a dog to try it on.' Chicago Tribune. "If a man," said Uncle Eben, "had been wlllln' to work aa hahd befo' he put da mortgage on de place a h worked nfter- wards raslln' wif da mortg-age, dar would' hav been no need of de mortgage in d fust place." Washington Star. t "How did you evr bring yourself to pose In the nude?" . "Oh, it wasn't e bad," returned th model. "I'd previously worn - decollete gowns, you know."-r-Chicago Post. r Bl'TT ISI. . .., Jame Barton Adams, in Denver Post. You can never gain distinction In this modern day and ag Less you always keep a sdrougln' to th center of tha stage; You must git a husUe on. you, an' a lively one at that. An' be ready for a scrimmAg at' the drop pin" o' the hat! - Fortune's game is alway open If you want to take a hand. An' the only limit in It q.ials your supply o' sand, i ...... But you'll aiwaya play th loser, yon, can never hope to win If you luck tnn nerve for Muffin' an' you don't . , buU . . ,".."... .. I". Fortune never goes a huntin' for a plac to dump a pile. Never searches after fellers It can dassl with Its smile. Never forces lu attention on tho sort o' , men that wait In th Held o' sloth fur It to com a ;i knockln' a thOTgat. ovi.vi en. i.. But It alway Is a waiUu fur th man that ha the vim Fur to hit It trail an' Bos It till It stands In front o' him. -Then he's got to ketch an , hold it, an' as ure as mortal sin Ha will miss the chance to grab It If ho don't butt In. You hav got the brain an' muscle, you have -the grip o' hand. But in order for to use 'em you must back 'em up with sand; Never weaken at a failure, toes a laugh at every care That arises to confront you an' prevent your glttin' there. If your solar rlexua ketches now art' then a Btunnln blow. On that put your breath in trouble, fur a minute lay you low, Hold the ground an' puff a little, then g)ts up an' come agin. Fur the count '11 go agin you If yon don't but In, WT3 $5 and $3.50 to Wearer. r V AV