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V THE OMATIA DAILY DEE: MONDAY. JANUARY 18. 1964.
i fttre Omaiia Daily Bee. K. ROSEWATER. EDITOR. PUBLISHED KVERT MORNING. TERMS OF HI-UHCRIPTION. Dally Bee (without Sunday), One Year.. 14 , lnliy lira and minuay. Jne lttr .w Illustrated Bee, One Year ' Sunday Bee, On War J " S.tiirriav life, One Year Twentieth Century Farmrr, Oiw Year.. 1.00 DELIVERED BY CARRIER. Pslly Bee (without Bunday), per ropy.. 2c Ihilly He (without Sunday), per week. ..12c lslly Bee (Including Bunday), per week.l- Punriav Bee, per copy 5 Kvenlng Bee (without Sunday), per week 6c Evening Bee (.Including Bunday), per week 10c Complaint of Irregularity In delivery should be addressed to City Circulation De partment. , bFFICES. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha ( llv Hall Bulldlpg, Twen-ty-flfth and M streets. Council Bluffs 10 Pensl Street. Chicago 160 I'nitv Building. New York-2328 Park Row Building. Washington 6(il Fourteenth Street. CORRESPONDENCE. . CommunlcatKTfis relating to news and edi torial matter should be addressed: Omaha JJee, editorial Department. , REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, express or postal order r livable to The Bee Publishing Company, inly 2-cent stamps received In payment of mall accounts. Personal checks, except on Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. 8tate of Nebraska, Douglas County, as.: George B. Tsaohuck, secretary of The Bee Publishing; Company, being duly sworn, ays that the actual number of full and complete copies of The Dally, Morning, Rvenlng and Sunday Bee printed during lb month of December, 1903, waa as fol lows: I.. ....SO.S20 ....S0.200 ....eWMITO ....so.ens ....8O.800 .... 80,010 ....ao,;v40 ....ao,tMM ...SI, no ....sojiso ....80,400 .... 80,400 ... .87,010 ....30,804) ....SO.TIM) ....31,100 17 80,80 I. . ., J. I.. .. M U II. . U H U If , Total 18.. If.. .. 31., 22.. .. U.. 23.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 80.. U.. RO.H70 ..1,020 ..ST.020 ..aijJTO ..BO.TTO ..80,830 ..81 ,800 ..81,000 ..81.2WO ..20.80O ..8O.T0O 'V ...SO.BHO ...83,010 ... 83,400 ..94T.3B4 .. 10,481 Lew unsold and returned ooples Net total sales fctt average sales a,t84 ao,aai GHrOROE B. TZ8CHUCK. Subscribed In my.presenee and sworn to before me this Slat uay of December,-A. D. M. B. HUNGATE, l-Seal.) Notary Public. The Snioot Inquiry starts out as If It had a long run on the bfllboards assured In advance. ' Civilization la making, progress in Corea. Two ministers of state have been permitted to resign. In former days it would have been decapitation. Mr. Bryan might spare his followers a lot of trouble if he would give them at once the names of the men he want to take with him as fellow" members of bis delegation to St Louis. Crobably the strongest atep ' in the direction of peace between Russia and Japan waa taken by the former when it Bent out the word that war with Japan would involve other powers. t. ' There is not a city in the United States of any pretensions, that uses incandes cent lamps for street illumination. The reason la that the lncandesgenta have ben tried and found wanting. ,$ The Omaha Grain exchange la getting ready for active business. The railroads that think they can wipe it oft the m&p by manipulating their grain tariffa ad versely to Omaha will have to take an other think. Sir Thomas Liptou evidently believes In reciprocity. He is now selling "Irish bacon' Imported from the United States to England. England for more than century forced Irish brains and brawn Upon the United Statea. Having proved that polygamy still .... exists in Utah, a, fact which waa never disputed, the attorneys for the com pluluant will have to take up the more difficult task of proving that Senator Smoot is responsible for It 1 Some Ingenious linguist will Jiave to tell us how to refer to the impending war in the Orient Will It be a Russlo Japanese conflict or a Japanese-Russian fight? Which la entitled to precedence la the hyphenated combination? The German ofllcers who complain of the expense of keeping pace with the new uniforms ordered by the emperor tor them will find sympathy among American officers who have recently hofd some experience in the same directions It la seldom that a corporation desires to commemorate Its mistakes, but that ia what the Big Four railroad has doue In contributing f 15,000 to a fund for a monument to the memory of the Purdue .university a polls. students .killed at Indian- everyone hereabouts knowa why the editor of the World-Hera Id has always been such a staunch defender of and apologist for Joseph S. Burtley, the great embezzler. It ought not to take a col umn of apace in that paper to tell the real reason. After inspecting the big guns of the Olvmpla the San Bias Indian chief an uo iuced that the sympathy of his tribe waa with Panama. 'Tin a .wise Indian who know? enough to confine his In spection Of the guns of ' the United States to the breech. I Supervising Architect of the Treasury Taylor wants fJ.Ouo more to complete the Omaha postofflce building. If $3,000 will finish the Job he ought to hare it at once, but a time limit should also be fixed with a good big penalty to accrue for every day in excess. The school board la the only adminis trative body in Omaha vested with the authority to Impose substantially unlim ited; raxes upon tne property owners. Because they might Insist upon a 4 mill school levy would, however, be no Justi fication for its members voting such an extdrtloMt burden upon the taxpayers 1.1 QtlgHAL WAR PRUBABLKl General Miles has been quoted as pre dicting that a war between Kussln and Japan would Involve other nations and result la a general European conflict Yesterday's dispatches reported a decla- ration by an unnamed diplomat at St. Petersburg that no possible power can limit war to Japan and Russia, that Its extension to other countries would be certnln, with results too terrible to con sider. While several European govern ments have Indicated that Id the event of a conflict they will observe strict neutrality, jttlll there Is undoubtedly a feeling of apprehension that some of them would be drawn into the war and that there would, be . very great danger of Its becoming general. Great Britain has a treaty of alliance with Japan, but It does not require her to go to the assistance of that country unless It should be attacked by more I than one power. However, British iu- terests In Asia are large and iu case of I Russian victories that promised final triumph, It is by no means unlikely that Great Britain would feel it to be neces sary to take a hand in the contest, in that case Russia, overmatched, would certainly appeal to her ally, France. Whether or not the appeal would avail anything it is impossible to say, but It seems improbable tha,t France would refuse assistance. It is true that she is said to be becoming weary of the one sided operation of the treaty, which is mainly to the advantage of Russia, and It is also true that she would have nothing to gain and much to lose by participating in war in the far east. Yet it is most unlikely that France would abandon her ally should there be an exigency calling for her assistance. To do so would bo to forfeit all claim to international respect and confidence. As to Germany, she has interests in the far east though they are not great and would not be affected to any serious extent if at all by war there. There is no apparent reason, therefore, why (let- many should become involved or any of the powers that have no interests In Asia Except such as belong Indirectly to trade. The fear that a general European war would grow out of a conflict be tween Russia and Japan seems, there fore, to be hardly warranted. The prob ability is that the war, If it comes, will be confined to the east and it might not be so prolonged as some think. The first fighting would be on the sea and the power that demonstrated its naval superiority would be able to command peace and exact about Its own terms. The combatant whose navy as knocked out" would be In no condition to prolong hostilities. - . XATlOyAL, BOARD OF TRAD. The most representative body of the commercial Interests of the country, the National Board of Trade, wlU begin its thirty-fourth annual, meeting in Wash ington tomorrow and wiu have a cum ber otvery important subjects pre sented for Its consideration. Indeed, the program for the' meeting is perhaps the most comprehensive since the board was organized. ' Among the matters that are expected to command chief attention, because of paramount interest to the business men of the country, is that of amendments to the interstate commerce law.. Reso lutions of several bodies represented In tne national organization win be pre sented relating to such amendments and it la perhaps needless to say that they do not all look in the same direction. One urges that the act be further amended so as to 'add the power of revision of rates by the commission and that reasonable traffic agreements be legalized, subject to the approval of the commissloni another recommends that the law be i mended so as to per mit pooling by railroads, under the supervision and control of the commis sion, "to the end that unjust discrimi nation may be prevented and reason able, uniform and stable rates be estab llshed, , while still another deprecates conferring, directly or indirectly rate- tnaklng powers on the commission and expresses the opinion that it would be wiser, to wait and observe the full ef fect of the recent amendment to the law, known as 'the Elkins bill, before making further changes in the act Thus is shown a diversity of opinion among business" men In regard to what Is necessary to render the Interstate commerce law more effective and satis factory in its operation. The Na tional Board of Trade will have before it no subject Of greater importance than this and it U to be hoped that It will be able to agree upon a recommends. tion that will be acceptable to the great body of shippers. - BASK IVANS OS M.AL kstate. Katlouul ....... ..n., .i ill bo interested in a bill now ix-lorc the bouse committee on banking and currency wnlcu pro poses to iitntnd the national bank act so as to permit banks to make loan on real estate security to the extent of 25 per cent of the capital, surplus and un divided profit- of any bank. A sul- couimlttee of the committee on banking aud currency baa made a favorable' re port ou the bill, but It is doubtful If It can pass, even should it receive the general support of the national banks, since the proposed departure is of very questionable expediency. As the New York Journal of Com meico points out there are plenty of institutions which cau safely furnish funds on mortgages of real estate under proper restrictions, whose deposits are not subject to demand check at all times. "There is no occasion," remarks that paper, "for extending the prlvlltgn of making such loana to commercial backs and It would introduce an ele ment of danger into their management It might not assert Itself in prosperous times, when real estate values kept up and were easily transferred aud wheu general confidence was undisturbed, but let a period of adversity come,' wbei; the. demands uoon the resources of bank were severe and depoeltora wer alarmed, and such as had used this privilege even within moderate limits would be likely to find themselves em barrassed to. meet their obligations. A few banks In trouble from such a cause might do much to create a panic." The national banking system, during the forty years of its existence, has worked well and there is manifestly no good reason for any such radical change In the iuw as the bill referred to provides for. It will not be approved, we be lieve, by a majority of national bank ers, particularly the more conservative among them. TESTISO THB SCAFf AUIJt LAW. The Institution of a suit in the su preme court to test the validity of the scavenger law enacted by the last leg Mature aud incidentally to prevent the expenditure of any mney by the city or county in preparation lor its eniorce ment until after Us constitutionality Is judicially passed upon, Is, we think, a good thing both for the city and for tbo property owners who might be affected by the law. , The scavenger law Is so designated be cause it la designed to cfean up the de linquent back taxes that have accumu lated on real estate, principally city rota which once had a fictitious speculative value, but which would not now sell on the market for the liens outstanding against them. 'A business establishment which bad a large number of bills re ceivable or questionable paper uncol- lectfble because of the statute of limi tations or the bankruptcy of the debtor would, no doubt, devise some kind of a scavenger law for itself and clean up lt accounts by selling Its claims for what they would bring, or charging them off to profit and loss. The diffi culty under which our city and county governments labor is that they are not only carrying as credits large amounts of delinquent taxes, but have also Issued their own obligations at interest against this doubtful asset. They have no right apparently to charge the delinquent taxes off the books and no way to make good, or substitute a better security for the interest-bearing warrants represent ing this hole in the treasury. , The question whether the scavenger law can be enforced in Nebraska will turn upon 'the interpretation put by the court upon the section of the constitution hvhich seems to prohibit such legislation. This section rends: The legislature sha'.l have no power to re lease or discharge any county, city, town ship, town or district whatever, or the In habitants thereof, or any corporation, or the property therein from their or lta -proportionate share of taxes to be levied for such purposes," or due any municipal cor poration, nor shall commutation for such taxes be authorised In any form whatever. This prohibition seems to be decidedly specific and to include not only taxes levied for state purposes, but -taxes Imposed for municipal purposes as well. It is asserted, however, by those who were Instrumental in securing the enact ment of the law that there are decisions upholding ' such ' laws in other states whose constitutions contain similar re strictions upon legislative authority, How the supreme court of this state wlli interpret our constitution as applied to this particular law can be known only when the decision Is rendered, but If the decision should be adverse it certainly would be foolish for our city and county authorities to put out any large amounts of money in preparing the lists and no tices the law would require If put In operation. It Is certainly to be hoped, therefore. that the court will not only pass squarely upon the points at issue, but advance the case so that we may know as -soon as possible Just where we stand. Lincoln thinks Omaha is getting ad vantage of railroad discriminations In freight rates. It is the old story of Lincoln insisting on being treated as if it were a Missouri river town and en Joying the same rates on the longer haul as Omaha on its shorter haul. Lin coln has been built up, so far as its jobbing business is concerned, simply by this discrimination in its favor. No one will blame the Lincoln people for trying to get all they can out of the railroads, but It will behoove Omaha to look after Its own ipterests, too. The Omaha Business Men's association wanfcs to be heard by the congressional committee that is to consider the various bills proposed to curtail the power of the federal courts to Issue Injunctions. We presume the attorney for the association will argue that an injunction is a good thing when Issued on behalf of an em ployer or combination of employers, but a1 very bad rlilng when issued in behalf of employes combined In the trades union. It all depends which end of the gluss s toward the eye. Notwithstanding the fact that he has repeatedly declared he could not be tempted from Omaha, Superintendent Peurse is iu Milwaukee sizing up the lay of the land with a view to trans planting himself thither In the event sufficiently urgent call comes. We take it that no one in Omaha will be disposed to lock the gates against his exit or put any obstruction In the path that leads from Omaha to the town made famous wherever a certain amber fluid is im bibed. The official call for the republics national convention- Just out requires delegates to be choseu uot less than thirty days before the date of the con ventlon and a notice of thirty days for the state and district conventions select the delegates. Inasmuch as the republican committee for Nebraska la to meet January 20, this fixes definitely the limit between Which our conventions must be held from February 20 to May 21. Every time another installment of gas company royalty is paid into the city .treasury a new vindication is accorded the men who made the famous fight with The Bee against the odious fifty-yea gas franchlae scheme ten years ago. The city is already richer by nearly a bun. dred thousand dollars from the conces sions then exacted and the people who consume gas have already saved several times that sum In shortened gas bills. Omaha makes a fine showing iu the weekly exhibit, of bank clearings, its percentage of Increase over the corre sponding week of last year being 11 per cent, whereas the average for the entire country is a decrease. That is the. kind of advertising that gives Omaha a high tandlng abroad. The fight of the Texan republicans over the party leadership in that state ould be of greater interest to the iwrty at large if any of the factions would In dicate some way in which a few elec toral votes from, that state might be reg'stered for a republican candidate for president. The proclamation for the republican national convention is very explicit as to the procedure to be followed in con test cases. The officers of the organiza tion must expect a few contests just to give the credentials committee some thing to do. Having been subjected to a .fine for breach of the peace, Governor Jefferson Davis of Arkansas might find it handy to saT costs or appeal by remitting the penalty to himself, to say nothing of the : lawyers' fees he will be up against We presume those High school seniors who undertook to smoke out the Juniors with an odoriferous perfume were merely, trying to demonstrate their per fection in the practical work taught them in the chemical laboratory. The promise is made now that the Omaha postofflce plum will drop tomor row. Expectant applicants will take due notice and "keep their' ears to the ground. , Better Trr a Road Roller. Philadelphia Press. ' What tha democratic Dartv really wants Is an asbestos curtain between Itself and William J. Bryan 'overtures of the Puss. Chicago Record-Herald.. It has come to pass that nations do al most oa much blustering and bluffing as prize fighters before getting Into action. Stand from I'ader. Philadelphia Record, If the Steel trust shall keep on It will be apt to save Its stockholders as well as employes from what Mr. Andrew Carnegie calls the disgrace of dying rich. Expert Testimony. Chicago Chronicle. , Toum John D. Rockefeller said to his Bunday school class last Bunday that every man ought to set himself a high standard of Ufa and live up to It as nearly as pos sible. That' is .what the elder Rockefeller has dona and, t Btandard Is raised about every sis monfnw. ' Smooth Dorea for Bores. Baltimore American! The blowing out of torpedo tubes of dogs by compressed air without Injury to the animals Is of Immense practical suggestion to the navy. '.It also offers other pleasing possibilities, notably, a humane way of peedlly disposing Tf spring poets, the man who leaves the office door open In zero weather and the man who knowa all about running a newspaper and Is willing to tell what he knows. Afraid of the. Record. , Minneapolis Times. The members of congress ho vote every year to strike out the appropriation for the Civil Service commission In committee of the whole, wish the country to under stand that they do this only as an asser tion of high principle and settled convic tion, without the least hope of success. But there Is no reason why they should not succeed. If they would vote In the house as they vote In committee of the whole. The appropriation they strike out In the committee, where the roll Is not called. Is always restored in the house, where every member must go on record. It Is a strange thing that men who are voting from high principle and deep conviction should be afraid to let their votes go into the publle record. HIGH PRICES MORS DEATHS. N Shocking Sample of Creed Exhibited by the Draar Combine. v Chicago Tribune. Not satisfied with giving us medicines we don't need tne wholesale drug combination has added another jewel to its crown by taking away from the poorer among us a medicine without which many must die. A few months ago the prices quoted on diphtheria antitoxin varied according to the firm from which they issued. Today they have advanced 100 per cent, and they do not vary. They are uniform. When you take an appeal from one Arm to an other, you take am appeal from one con spirator to another. In 1X95 the city of Chicago began to dls tribute diphtheria antitoxin free to patients unable to purchase it for themselves. Ar rangements were made for procuring antl toxin at low prices from the New York health department. These arrangements were bitterly resented by the wholesale drug firms. That the Indigent should be allowed to keep few dollars seemed to the firms to be Insubordination and even mutiny. Strong lobbies were established at Albany for the purpose of denouncing In. subordination and mutiny to' the state leg Islature- Shortly a bill waa passed for bidding municipalities to sell antitoxin beyond their borders. Our New York sup ply was cut off. . This was the first blow. The second has now fallen. Not only la our New York aupply cut off, but our commercial supply la cornered. The diphtheria death rate will advance with advancing prices. One union tries to prevent us from getting burled. The solid, substantial, conserva tive, prominent cltlsens who form the wholesale druggists'- union are willing to prevent aome of us from living, as long as they can make more money put of the survivors. Every Indigent child who dies In Chi csgo this year In consequence of the ad vaice lo antitoxin prices may be classed aa a sacrifice to commercialism along with the Iroquois Are victims. The New York laboratory has shown how cheaply antitoxin can be manufactured. The wholesale drug gists have shown how dearly we can pay for It. They will not be able to divert at tentlon from themselves by getting out In the hue and cry after "general lawless ness" and "trade union tyranny." Hypo crites and brigands, their professions are as offensive aa their depredations. They should have the hot light of truth turned on them till they are scorched and with ered. . . ROl'HU ABOI T NEW YORK. Hippies on the Correal of Life In tbo Metropolis. While the good behavior of the new year In the weather line hereabouts taxes the memory of the oldest Inhabitant of the banana belt to find Its equal, New York has had all kinds of weather, 99 per cent bad. All the tough, unripe, blizsardly ar ticle In stock from Medicine Hat to Ken nebunksltt was rolled up and dumped upon the Imperial city, producing an orgie of lelghbells and an epldemlo of pneumonia and grip. The hospitals are crowded with patients. The death rate for New York City for the week ending January 9 waa K 31 and for the same week last year 18 43. Last week's record Is the worst since March, 1900, and during the corresponding week last year there were only twenty two deaths from pneumonia. The health board, alarmed at these figures. Is prepar ing to battle with the disease and has la sued the following cautionary don'ts; .' Don't stop treating a "slight cold" until It Is completely cured. Don't go Into the cold air In an over heated condition. Don't go out of an overheated room Into the street without wrapping up. Don't stay in an overheated room any longer than you can help. A moderate temperature Is more healthful. Don't sit In an overheated car too tightly bundled up. Don't drink too much. Don't go without a proper amount of sleep. Rest Is necessary to keep the body In proper state of resistance. Don't hesitate to see the doctor. A stitch In time may save an undertaker's bill. Of more than 100,000 persona assessed for personal taxes In New York City about 150 are assessed for more than 1100,000 each. Those assessed at tl, 000.000 or over are: Andrew Carnegie, $5,000,000; Henry Dexter, 11,000,000; James J. Hill, $1,000,000; Ellen Mahany, $1,000,000; Mary Lewis, tl,009,00J; John D. Rockefeller, $2,500,000; Henry til. Rogers, $1,000,000; Russell Bage, $$,000,000; James Stlllman, $1,000,000 ($50,000 last year); Mary C. Thompson, $1,000,000; Alice C. Van derbllt, $1,000,000; Frederick W. Vander bllt, $2,000,000. and William K. Vanderbtlt, $1,000,000 some of s-hom no doubt you have never heard of. An echo of the recent big snowstorm was heard in town last week, when a lad living up ctate twenty miles, but who worked In the city for $3 a week, complained that his employers "docked" him 60 cents for being fifty minutes late, the exact time of the delay on the railroad. This case developed the fact that many big stores fine their employes 6 cents a minute for being late. A woman's club has taken up the matter and a law providing for pro rata "docking" on salaries will be offered In the next legis lature. These cases are usually referred (to as "minor abuses," but It Is said certain stores carry this rule out with such rigor that a 20 pel cent saving Is made on the pay roll. Another store permits an em ploye to advance money at interest to other employes, practicing In the meantime the "docking" system, thereby catching the drip at both bung and spigot This prao tlce will also be the subject of a firm de mand on the part of the woman's club for remedial legislation. Sbme Idea of the stupendous amount of work Involved In the carrying out of the $101,000,000 canal .project Is afforded by the examinations now being conducted to se cure the skilled men necessary for the undertaking. Under the supervision of the State Civil Service commission examina tions were held for an assistant civil engi neer, leveler, civil engineer draughtsman. etc. Examinations for the same positions were held also at other points In the state and In a number of cities In other states. The examinations In other, states for the places are owing to the fact that there does not seem to be enough available ma terial In New York. While persona In other states are allowed to try the examinations. the preference In appointments will be given' to residents of New York. Out of the surging crowd, close to the Iron railing, enclosing the old Van Buren garden, In West Fourteenth street, may be seen any sunny afternoon the year round a long, straggling, unguarded line of occu pied and empty baby carriages a unique, open air nursery, known to the neighbor hood as "Perambulator row." The row Is a time honored Institution. Since the oldest Inhabitant can remember It has been the custom for mothers there about, enticed by the attractions of the shops In that locality, to bring the babies along tor an outing and leave their car riages, and as often the babies themselves. unprotected In the row, while they, rid of encumbrances, shop across the street, with arms free to fight for bargains and a mind at peace. That these mothers feel ah absolute sense of security in leaving their offspring or their ' unoccupied carriages at a place en Hrely unguarded In one of the most crowded thoroughfares of the city Is the oddest feature of the row. Every variety of carriage Is seen, from the lace-bedecked, parasoled perambulator of fancy design to the most dilapidated go-cart, while the babies of all kinds and conditions would fill every requirement for any sort of baby show. Something more than theoretical hope Is held out for consumptives since the open air camp has been established on Black well's Island. It has been In operation now for over a year, and nearly 60 per cent of the patients have been discharged. Thir teen cases of absolute cure are recorded, nearly- ISO have been discharged aa "much Improved" and on the way to complete 'recovery,- and about WO have been sent away as '''somewhat Improved." Before this out-of-door camp waa established practically all those who went to the consumptive hos pital were encased In coffins on leaving. The camp Is by no means perfect yet, but Improved facilities and more enlightened methods of treatment are constantly being added. A great work has been done In di vorcing death and consumption as eyno nyms. The migration of Protestant churches up town and from east to west. Is one of the permanent problems In Christian work In New York. The wave or foreign invasion grows higher and stronger with each year. and In the large centees of population the proportion of the church sustaining people become less and less. The pastor of one of the strongest Bap tist churches on the upper East Side Is about to give up the struggle, and retire to the orthodox quiet of a large church In a New England city. His reason Is found in this utfitement of fact "the great exodus of J-vn Btants from the location of hla church; that foreign born people have largely taken their place, with a large percentage of non-Christians among them. Drawing the Line. ' New York Sun. The great defender of the sacred ratio stood In the corridor of the Shorehara and spoke these words: "Yes, but I haven't got my pants turned up, you will notice." "Pants" for the plain people. Trousers are for plutocrats I As I'sefnl as Chorns, St. Louis Globe-Democrat Really, nobody cares how long the senate goes on "talking" about the Panama canal, since the real government of the country has already done the work. The senate comes In Uke the chorus; It entertains while tho actors are making up. VPREMB COIRT CLERKSHIP. Custer County Republican: II. C. Lind say, chairman of the republican state cen tral commflten. Is an applicant for the position of clerk of the supreme court. There should be no hesitancy about his appointment. Alliance Times: Harry Lindsay Is said to be slated for the office of clerk of the supreme court. Mr. Lindsay has been the Very efficient rhalrman of the republican state committee for several years past and deserves a rich reward. Syracuse Journal: It Is claimed by the knowing ones that Judges Hrdgwlck and Barnes will appoint Harry Lindsay clerk f the supreme court. And they could not o a thing better calculated to please all the republicans In the state, barring the other candidates for the position. Loup City Northwestern: There Is much favorable talk in favor of Chairman Hurry Lindsay for clerk of the sopreme court. That's the kind of comment we like to hear, and especially when It Is about so competent a man and faithful party worker. Here's hoping Harry will land the prise. Tecumaeh Chieftain: It la said that Judges Sedgwick and Barnes are contem plating appointing Harry Lindsay clerk of the supreme court. The many admirers of Mr. Lindsay over the state are hopeful this action will be made. As chairman of the state republican committee Mr. Lindsay has lent his party a service which can scarcely be repaid, even though a tery de sirable plum should drop his way. Grand Island Independent: Chairman Lindsay of the republican state committee In favor of, one state convention for the nomination of candidates for the state officers and the selection of delegates at large to the national convention. His prop osition fs more to the point It would give the people out over the state more time and better opportunity to meet and select their representatives than It a state convention were hurriedly . called to take place In about thirty days. Boott's Ttluff Republican: It Is possible that H. C. Llr.dsay, chairman of the state re publican com nit tee, will be appointed clerk of the supreme court In place of Lee Herd- man, the prruent Incumbent. If the court should select Mr. Lindsay It would be doing justice to one of the most worthy repub licans In the state, and would be showing thelr-appreclatlon of his excellent work as an organiser in the last three campaigns. PERSONAL NOTES. Twelve thousand dollars has been sub scribed to be used In the establishment of memorial at Oxford to the late Max Muller. The good people who are addressing New England audiences on the "federation of the world" la the interest of International peace are In an embarrassing position by reason of the Russian-Japanese cloud. A blind man at Homestead, Pa., was struck by a trolley car recently, and when he recovered consciousness he found that the Jar he had received had' restored his eyesight The Springfield Republican sug gests that the road will probably sue him to recover a sum for a surgical operation. Senator Matthew Stanley Quay drifted Into the lobby ot the Arlington In Washing ton In a spick and span new suit of clothes and a southern member of congress con gratulated him upon his appearance. "Good fit eh?" said Quay, much pleased. ''Fit! Bets better'n a hen, senator!" was the reply. John Meurer, familiarly known In Brook lyn aa"Dr. Sachs." died the other day. He came from Germany with his parents when a boy, and early In life blacKea boots and sold newspapers on the streets. . Later he engaged In the manufacture of sarsar paxUla, which he Sold In the saloon and from this accumulated a fortune ot $500,000. Joseph W. Folk, .the fit. Louis lawyer who has been making life a burden to evildoers of the boodler type, visited the Harding col lege In Mexico,-Mo., and addressed the girl pupils. At the close of his remark ne was somewhat disconcerted when the girls raised this yell: "Joe Folk, Joe Folk: He s the man! If I can't vote, my sweetheut can. Rupert Guinness, who was recently mar ried in England, will some day be one of the richest men In the British empire, as the eldest son of Lord Iveagh, he Is the direct heir to one of the largest fortunes that has ever been amassed In the brewing trade. The Guinness company was recently floated at a capital of $26,000,000, and Lord Iveagh retained a big share in the concern. Andrew . Carnegie" Is only a few Inches above five feet In height. Henry W. Phlpps, his old partner. Is not an Inch taller, and John Walker, the other member of the trio who revolutionised the manufacture of steel, has perhaps a little the best of both Carncsie and Phlpps. Aa for Henry C. Frlck, his head would Just about reacn to the shoulder of a man of ordinary neigni. Spoilsmen Tender Apologies. , Chicago Post The house, like the king of France, "with twice 10,000 men marched ud a hill and th. marched down again." On Wednes day It would have none of civil service, but Thursday It hastened to apologise, and the merit system still lives. After a time the people will grow tired of this annual display of foolishness and the house will be told In no uncertain voice to "be good.' Shifty as the Winds. Indianapolis Journal. A few years ago the democrats In eon gress were attacking President McKlnley because he was too slow In recognising the Independence of Cuba. Now they are abus ing President Roosevelt because he was too fast in recognising Panama. Great old party, that A.yerps mmMamAwmmmmtmmmmammmAmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmAm For hard colds, chronic coughs, bronchitis, consump tion. Ask your doctor if he has better advice than this Ayer's Cherry too. by O. Are AIM a an? ATFaVt HA TO T7CKrH-For tk hair. Ataa'S tAii&aPAataXA Poa tk. blosA. Cherry Pectoral Fifty-Sixth Annual Statement THE Pjcnn Mutual Life INSURANCE CO. OF PHILADELPHIA. Nt Fscla, its. 1, 101, st swrkt Tl I H,M0,(7.1t RECEIPTS DURING THI TKAR, For pniniuau sol nn- tl Ill , M For Inttmt, to X.W.VA.U U M0. Til 54 IM.xo.He n DIKBUHSKMKNTg. rialmt by !! h l2,;it,4!4.M Malum) nduwnwnta sad nnulllM l.Ofi.rH.n Sirrniiir talura Ml,44 d lremlua ahatemanta 1H6,U.W Total paid poller hol4n.M.ell.T Aedca to raaarva, is.SN.ia. (to rVtinaylwilt, and other atala tain MlHS.ff , Salarlra. meOlnal la-a, cOc and Irical npanaaa 44,411. M Cnmmtaalona to asanta and rants 1.M4.MT.1 AsncT and othr aipeom. 117.H7.ll Adrartlalng, printing and suppll T4.4M It OnV'o furnlturo, malntananoo ot , proparttaa. ato m.Mt.W MM. N?, m.t!..t" .1 : M.rn.t7 rt Is addition to tna abora anatamenta tha mm panr allollKl- to defarntd dividend pallrlaa MJ making tha total apportionment ot surplus during 101 tl.lU.OM.O? autriua ASSKTS. CHr loana, railroad and other honda, bank and othar Mock. !..1 na MnrtRarea and around rnta flat llna . t in &t, . iruuuin huifi, wrumi nv pounce, aTO, l.SfiS.VtS.IS 10,1M,C9 IT 1, 0T1. 140 Tl Mi.rrt n ina on collateral, policy loana, rto. Home office, boston office and other Real eatate Caab. In banka, trust companies and on band , iroarr aaaets .1 iS.7Jl.m tl -.--'" ii wurironeu premiuma. i.a.ia.eix .2 interest duo and accrued, ote t4l.t7.t - - him ui niK.i ana sonaa tot " Ml. 147 44 dross saeets, January 1, 704 ... f I . T1TT nIL.I Death clalma reported, but awaiting proof Renei-re at I, and 4 per "hi o romiure rlaki .... Surplus oa unreported poll- elee. etc. Snrplua accumulated upon apeclal forma of pollcln. 11.774,154. H Burplue tor all other aontla- ; 1.M1.1U.7T Total Jnnl... --.. ......,,,,.,,, new ctieineaa of tha year, M.I4I poli cies for Ineursuce outstanding December L 1901. HM17 policies for FTtRV F. WEPT. F-realdent. OROROR K. JOHNSON. Vice Prealdent. MNVOLN K. PASSMOnn, Id Vice Prealdent. Wiu.lAM H KINOSI.ICV. See, and Treaa. JR3SIC .T RlDltrD . T. W. FOSTER. ' r a nnitt.n Fpeclal Aant. O en era I Agent. . Brt Ree BMg., Omaha. Neb. SM1MMU RKJHAHK.S. Lawyer Have you any preconceived opin ion concerning tills caseT . Possible Juryman HuhT - Lawyer Your honor, we'll Uke hlm. Chicago Tribune. "Sometimes," said Uncle Eben. "a father Kind o overburdens a boy by 'epectin' hltn to be good an' smaht enough to c'rect Oe faults of all de res' o' de fam'Iy." Wash ington Star. "Does your father know It's leap rr?" "Guess he does. He cime down s.c'rS the other morning and, looking reprr ch fully at us girls, said: 'Eight days gone, girls.' "Cleveland Plain Dealer. 1 "What did you think of my death scene?" asked the actor. "Well, it scorned to me It came a little too late In the piece," was the reply. Chicago Post t . The Mother-Eunice, was there any kiss ing In that pantomime you and the others were rehearsing In the parlor last evening T The Daughter Why, of course; Herbert and I had to kiss, but It was In pantomime, Johnny No, It wasn't, mamma. 1 heard It! Philadelphia Press. Ethel No, 1 there wasn't any session of the cooking school today. Teacher was sck. Mother The srrlp. I suppose? Ethel No; Indlaestlon. She ate some of her own cooking yesterday. Philadelphia Ledger. ' "Mamln, mn(um?" said Maud, "what Is an ultl- "I don't know exactly, was the reply "But Judging from 'the wa. iv It Is used li diplomatic correspondence I should say It was modern Latin fur 'to be continued In our next.' "Washington Stsr, ALL HAIL THiS DOOM. NtJw York Town Topics. The Boom of Hearst, Tha Boom of Hearst. May he who'd squelch It stnnd accurst! Proclaim It from the mountain tops, , In nalaces. In butcher shops. 'Mid luxuries and mutton chops; In hovels small. Skyscrapers tall. In "bus rnd trolley ear, In sweat shop mean, in fields ot green. Wherever IlFt'ners are; . Disseminate And propagate; Diffuse, report and evulgate. The boom, the boom, the booming boom Of him for whom The ptiblio thirst , Is all ahurst. With trump and thunder give It tongue. With tinkling cymbals belt sung. From every belfry he It rung, Bussed and baud led. spread abroad, Bruited, Masoned, underscored. Till all the land from far Manunk A-Chunk to Port of Kt'nnehunk, Prom plains of distant Idaho, To craggy heights of Coney O, From AdlronilHck's toweling pines, To old Nevada's glistening mines, Hast heard that Hearst Is soon to burst The shackles of our blistering doom. With the booming, booming, booming of his boom. Pectoral, sss IIM Co., Lowall, Jtaaa. Pii"- t of A TIB'S PILLS-For eosatlpatloa. AYBB'd AGUM CURB or nuUrU ss sgM. t tl,ll,tM.4l I 11T.KX.H M,t10.M.00 I T.4H.4 01 tt.ttt.TMM 0.TN.On.W