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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 26. 1909.
The Omaha Daily Bel rOUNOKD BT EDWARD ROSEWATKR. VICTOR ROB It WATER, EDITOR. Entered t Omaha postoffice as socond el ass matter. TERMS Or BUB9CRIPTION. Dally Be (without Sunday), on year. .14 0 Daily B anS Sunday, en year 100 tEX4VERID BT CARRIER. Daily Fea (Including Sunday), per Week..lSe DaOy (WHhwjt Sunday), per week.. 10c Evening & (without Stinday. par k Se Evvntfii Be (With Sunday). Pr week.lOo unsay- Be, on year ..WW Saturday Bo, on yr Address all eomplslnts of Irregularities In Sellrerr U City Circulation department. OFFICES. Omaha-Th 8 Buiiemg. South Omaha Twenty-fourth and N. rtunrtil Bluff It Scott Street. Llnooln-oill Mule Building. McagniMt Marquette Building. New Tork-Room 1101-1102 No. M Weil Thirty-thlrd Street. Waahtnston T Fourteenth Stret. N. W. 1 CORRESPONDENCE. 'nrnmuhlcatlons relating to nwa d Ml tonal matter ahOuld b addressed: Omaha Be. Editorial Department REMITTANCES. Remit by e"rft, eipre er postal ordar payable to Th Bee Publishing Company. Onlv J-ent at am pa received In payment of trail aocounta. Personal chock. cept on Omaha or aatern exchanges, not accepted. STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION. ar of Nebraska, Douglaa County, aa.: Oeorg B. Ttsrhuek. traurr of Th Be Publishing company, being duly sworn. ay that th actual number f full and com plete cople of Th Dally, Morning. Even ing and Sundiy Be printed during th month of December. 1901. waa aa rouows: .....fT.Tte .....s-rjis 8T.J70 S7,0o 7 ,30 STiSM rro S7.040 SOOIS e,7te SS.S80 37,100 ;....M,ri S7.4S0 ST.170 .S7.S70 M.TH S7.SB0 M,MO STAIS ST,OSO 3T.0M M,4M M.tM S7.1SO as,sse eO.TIt 4S.S00 4860 ,..1,171,470 z . to.'!... ii 1. Total Lssa unsold and returned cople. . Net total . .1.1 A Daily average S7,si GEORGE B. TZSCHfCK. Treasurer. Subscribed tn my presence and sworn to tfere tn this list day of December 10I. ROBERT HUNTER. Not ay Public " ' 1 l 1 WBIH OCT OF TOWIf. HtMrlMn leatlag tho elty tera- aorartly shawls to Tho Mallow tw thwaa. ASSeoo will o (a aa oftaw as roejaeotou1. How the germs roust enjoy this ab tcficft of sunshiny weather. Only Ave more weeks of the short and ugly session of congress. Another draft on the city treasury by those Water board lawyers Is about due. No one is complaining because the present congress will have to adjourn on March 4. An Oklahoma chiropodist has been robbed of $3,000 and Oklahoma Is not much of a corn state at that. Then there's a chance that, the pres ident will find Africa very tame after hll Washington etperiences. Will Senator Chamberlain of Ore gon vot. wilh the party to which he belongs, or with the party that elected him? An aeronaut is planning to Ay from Los Angeles to New York. Hope he'll drop in on Omaha, if he doesn't do It tco suddenly. "There is hope in southern litera ture." says Thomas Nelson Page. There is also money In It, as Mr. Page tan bear testimony. The Tennessee moonshiners sre con lnced that the new prohibition law in that state will give their struggling In dustry a great boom. Senator Tlljman says he is more of a statesman than a politician. In that event the country will have more pa tience with politicians. Nebraska's bed-sheet statesman is setting mors long distance free adver tising than any of his colleagues. It is all In knowing how. Governor Bhallenberger's two new supreme court appointees seem io have reached the stsge sow where one "das sent" and thu other "won't." President Gomez of Venetuela has already suppressed two revolts against his government. It Is hard to break the Venetuelans of the habit. The Tennessee legislature is consid ering a bill prohibiting the playing of golf on . Sunday. Wants to make the golf ball follow the high ball. The "Society to Prevent the Exter mination of the 'Possum" will proba bly' be the next southern organization lb file srticles of incorporation. Senator Smoot has been re-elected from Utah, satisfied that the country has grown tired of quarreling with a man on account of his religion. Ths Oklahoma legislature has for mally abolished the title of "Honora ble." The Oklahoma legislature evi dently knows Governor Haskell. Mora than 10 liquor licenses have been taken out by retail dealers In Birmingham, Ala., where they have a very stringent state-wide prohibition law. If gonsa of our preachers would serve on the jury themselves once or twice they would understand and ap preciate better the Juror's point of view. A bill prohibiting ths sale of liquor In ths District of Columbia has been killed .la a nous committee. The Swmmtttee room sideboard Is saved ca.ee more. SERIOC8LT COXSWKRtD. Mr. Bryan has himself cleared away some of the fog enveloping the pro posed school of civics or politics, which he Is endeavoring to force upon the university regents by pressure of his democratic legislature. He ad mits that his Idea Is to establish a school at the expense of the taxpayers of Nebraska, In which he will be one of the star lecturers, but offers the as surance that In no case would he ex pect or accept compensation for his part In the work of Instruction. What he really has in mind is disclosed by this incidental remark: We ought to be able to attract students from other countrle. and how could w better help the Orient and the republlca to the south of u than by educating the more ambitious of their young men and sending them back to apply American ldeaa and Meala in th working out of the problems that confront their people? This argument brings an entirely new element into our university man agement. The foundation of the Uni versity of Nebraska consists in sn en dowment of school lands, and the pro ceeds of their sale, given to the state at the time of Its admission into the union, to be used for the education of its youth. Its other income Is derived from student fees, subsidies from the national government for experimental agriculture and appropriations direct out of the state treasury. While students from outside of Ne braska have not been barred, the real purpose kept in view so far by the uni versity authorities has been to provide higher ' education for the young men and young women of this state, and to regard the university funds as trust funds for the benefit of Nebraska chil dren rather than for the benefit of stu dents from other states or foreign countries. In a word, the aim has been to teach those subjects In the .or der of their importance most calcu lated, to equip the youth of Nebraska for their after-life- pursuits In this state. That Is why the greatest stress has been laid on scientific agriculture and upon branches which make for useful citizens In sn agricultural com munity. ' ' To spread his peculiar ideas of poll tics to "other countries" at the ex pense of the farmers of Nebraska, Mr. Bryan would have us build up a school diverting money which should be used for the education of their sons and daughters and make Nebraska as sume alone the burden of .volunteer missionary for "the Orient and the re publics to the south of us." It goes without saying that students from these distant lands would not come to Nebraska In preference to other richer and more renowned. American univer sities, even assuming that they wanted to study in this country, unless Ne braska offered them something better or different from the other schools. Mr. Bryan's Idea, evidently. Is that the fact that he is one of the lecturers would alone draw these students which, of course, is quite possible but to support him with other world tamed professors and Instructors to make the University of Nebraska the world center of higher education in civica or politics would require the centering of all the university's re sources at that one point to the neg lect and detriment of instruction in other arts and sciences needed to ena ble our youth to develop the resources of our own state to the utmost. . Irrespective, then, of the way which Mr. Bryan has taken to force the uni versity regents to accept his scheme, a school of civics or politics for the purpose he outlines is, for the present, impracticable for a' state university, and particularly for one located and financially conditioned, as is the Uni versity of Nebrsska. xTHJS TAHlFr COMXISSIOX PL AX. Considerable discussion has already been aroused over the National Tariff commission convention called to meet at Indianapolis on February 16 to 18, the atandpatters and the enthusiastic revisionists being naturally divided upon the merits of a commission to give Ms continued attention to tariff matters, suggesting changes from time to time. The Indianapolis convention has been called by a number of commer cial organizations, headed by the Na tional Association of Manufacturers, and governors, mayors and commer cial bodiea have been invited to send delegates. The purpose of the conven tion Is to obtain a decided expression of public opinion on the question which congress will be asked to legis late upon at this session, namely, the "creation of a permanent, non-partisan, semi-judlclal tariff commission. which shall collect, collate and study Industrial and commercial facts In this snd other countries pertinent to the tariff question for the Information and use of congress and the executive." One of the strongest arguments in favor of the purpose of the convention is the pronounced opposition to it by the American Protective Tariff league, the organization of the atandpatters. The league, at Us annual meeting a few daya ago, passed resolutions de claring unalterable opposition to a permanent tariff commission. It fur ther declared that it has every confi dence In the ways and means commit tee of congress, and that the league Itself stands ready to "give to commit tees and to congress every support in its power by way of the most complete information as to the needs of Ameri can industries snd the needs of Ameri can labor." This resolution of the American Pro tective Tariff league will fall far abort of satisfy lac friends of tariff revision who have not so much confidence in the ways and means committee or in the kind of information furnished by a league admittedly hostile to any form of tariff revision. While con gress has been indifferent to such tariff commissions in the past it may change Its attitude in face of the growing demand for a scientific in vestigation of the tariff question. President Roosevelt favors the perma nent tariff commission and Mr. Taft has approved It. The plan would not rob congress of Its powers, but the commission, if properly constituted. would lay the facts and conclusions before congress. The tsrlff would have constant watch and check Instead of only hurried consideration follow ing a political campaign Involving ths tariff issue. On the other hand, It Is recognized that a commission not wisely chosen and organized would be a hindrance rather than a help. The people ex pect congress to deal with the tariff at the special session In March and, hlle the commission plan Is at tractive, It mult, if adopted, go with revision and not be an excuse for de laying revision. 2 HE STATES AXD TREATT RIGHTS. California seems to be slower even than the southern commonwealths to drsw the distinction between federal rights and state rlghta and to admit that in some really vital matters the federal government has powers which It msy exercise properly to the over throw of state enactments. Califor nia's attitude toward Japanese who have settled In that state, under treaty provisions, furnishes an illustrating case In point. In March of last year the Ban Fran cisco School board attracted national and international attention by adopt ing a regulation for separate, or "Jim Crow" schools for Japanese children. The action clearly violated the treaty between Japan and the United States and the authorities at Washington had much difficulty in securing a rescind ing of the school board's action. This was effected, however, before the test case could be passed upon by the su preme court of the United States. Now the California legislature has started all the troubles afresh by a bill against alien ownership of prop erty in the state. The bill is aimed directly at the Japanese, and the Japa nese government has sccepted It as s move by the federal government, fall ing to distinguish between the laws of sn individual state and the laws passed by congress. President Roose velt has appealed to the legialature of California not to pass the pending measure, explaining that the enact ment of such a law would seriously embarrass the federal government in its treaty relations with Japan. The authorities at Washington are apparently wasting time In an effort to persuade the California legislature to respect national treaties and they are not occupying a very dignified at titude in begging a atate legislature to give due consideration to our treaty obligations. The better plan would be the early enactment by congress of a law requiring states to respect treaty rlghta of citizens of foreign powers. A long series of decisions by the su preme court of the United States hold against the right of a state to nullify treaty obligations entered Into by the federal government, although there Is no specific law on the subject. The sooner we have such specific enact ment the quicker the United States will be relieved of the present embar rassment. If Mr. Bryan took his three times defeat, the same as other unsuccessful candidates for office as meaning that the people do not want his leadership, he would cease to be a proper subject for newspaper dlBcusslon, but so long as he continues to assume personal guardianship of his party In Ne braska to take personal direction of his legislature, and to be a personal factor In public affairs, his actions and proposals will Invite prslse or criti cism, and will be taken seriously or with ridicule, according as they appear to outside observers. Being defeated three times for president does not make a man Immune from newspaper criticism any more than would being elected three times. The removal of the remnant of the wrecked battleship Maine Is again be ing agitated. Enough time has now elapsed so that It ought to be safe to pull out the hulk without disclosing whether the fatal and fateful explosion came from within or without. There Is a democratic legislature In Indiana which might Inaugurate the Oregon plan of electing United Statea senatora In Hoosierdoro, If It wanted to, but the Oregon plan Is evidently regarded as one of the tenets of demo cratic faith only In Nebraska. Now that they have begun hanging night riders In the south, this cross roads style of murder Is spt to become unpopular. The hempeu nocktle for white offenders has never been much In vogue in the south. Senator Tillman says the negro is not callable of being educated and ha does 'not want him educated, because the educated negro would aoon doml nate the aouth. The senator's logic Is purely democrstlc. Democrats, In congress announce that they will oppose Mr. Carnegie's plan of revising the tariff. The demo crats will oppose sny plan that Is of fered and have none to offer on their own account. ' It will be up to our amiable demo cratic contemporary next to urge the legislature to resolute for a discontin uance of the retirement pension which ex-Chancellor Andrews Is drswlng. It is shown now that the president rode 108 miles instead of ninety eight 'miles in that recent jaunt. The Advertising Chicago Th Omaha Be propone that the facili ties of th United Btates Toatofflc d prtment be advertised. It assert that the flrt thing private Individual would dr If they had control of the machinery of the poatofrice would be to spend severs! mll llona of dollars in advertising. They would let every man. woman and child In the country know what th postoffice does. After an advertising campaign such a la maae Dy.many a bualneaa firm the poatal deficit would quickly becom a thing of the past. wny noir The rtofflce Is a business institution. It sells money orders In eon venlent form, it undertakea aafe delivery of letters and packagea. It expedltee bus iness by Its special delivery messengers. It sells return postsg to bring reply let ter from foreign landa and from any point reached by lis service at home. It Is extending Ita facilities on every hand. From the standpoint of effective Internal administration its work is satisfactory. But It continues to have Us snnual deficit. Editor Roaewater believes that the re president must have figured on allow ing that much for the turn. Governor Haskell of Oklahoma says he will not stsnd for being defamed by Editor Hearst. The governor doubtless feels he is quite able to con tinue defaming himself. The bill to redeem the platform pledge to abolish the writ of Injunc tion and to give Jury trials in con tempt cases has not yet made its ap pearance at Lincoln. The Standard Oil company proposes to pay that $2,000,000 fine in Texas with silver dollars. This Is significant as showing who hss been hoarding the cart wheels. Saagestloa ( a, Caeckreln. St. Ixuis Times. Having knocked out the suggested ap- proprlatlon of 112,000 for White House au tomobiles the cruel senate probably be lieves that It ha a horse on Taft. t'ontraatlaar ric tares. Chicago News. Evidently the moat dignified legislative body on earth acquires its dignity after It arrives In Waahlngton, for there la nothing Imposing In ths process of wlrs pulling by which many of its members land there. Polishing tho Vernacular. Pittsburg Dispatch. President Taft s statement, "The greatest liars I have ever met are unprincipled ex perts, Is a more accurate but less epi grammatic version of the Judicial declara tion: "There are three grades of Hare liars, d n liars snd experts." A Little . More Will Satisfy. Chicago Record-Herald. E. H. Harrlinan's railroad atock has a fac value of I1M.B8S.600. His present am bition probably Is to increase it to 1200.- 000,000 and when that much Is secured we may expect him to begin to look forward hopefully to the time when his holdings will amount to 1300,000.000. Possibly , a. Model Kicker. Baltimore American. Preaident Roosevelt ia said to have con fessed that wjb'ilo he had no fear of th wild beasts he is to hunt In Afrlcs. he is a trifle timid about a heavy Holland gun sent him from Englsnd. He, msy have cauae for ths. timidity In th fact that everything lately seems to be kicking. Brawa Counters on Brala. Minneapolis Journal. James Jasper Jeffries, the eminent knock ologist, ha Jut cloaed a contract under which he will get 1500 a night, dally and Sunday, for a twenty minutes play with th gloves on. No wonder he feels some race prejudice against a bull-necked human pile-driver with s, hammer hand, forehead of brass and form upholstered with nails. State Rewards a Saeak. Boston Herald. It doean't add materially to th measure of popular satisfaction afforded by the heavy fine in posed by the government on the Waters-Plerc Oil company that a for mer employ of tho concern, occupying a confidential position. Is to receive a large portion of the sum In consideration of his having furnished the main testimony on which the conviction was secured. There's a mors or less popular contempt for sneaks even when their work Is for a good csuse. Mssrslsa In Corporation Paradise. Philadelphia Record. Trust-mothering has been a prolific and prosperous Jersey industry for many years. The tax impoaed in the brood waa a heavy sourcs of state Income. Now that the surapreme court 'has cut th wing of th vulture by bringing them under tlie Juris diction of th statea they have Invaded and plundered this particular Jersey Indus try Is lesa flourishing and the Jersey revenues ar diminished. The state trea sury is wrestling with a 1700.000 deficit, and there la mourlng In th land. Th condol ences of sister commonwealths will go forth tinged with a measurable sense of relief. PERSONAL, NOTES. T. Jenkins Haina has two notches on his gun, snd goes armed for more. Prof. Abott Lawrence Lowell's nomina tion aa prealdent of Harvard college, to succeed President Eliot, has been for mally confirmed by the .overseers. Tennessee has gone dry by ststute, but the natives nevertheless exhibited a Joyful neaa of the old proportions. "We're strong on ths unwritten law down this way," ha explained, ordering another round. The woman who rode l.SflO miles in the aaddle to reach an Arkansas university, not having the railroad fare, might hav aold th horses and traveled by Pullman, only thla would have marred th story. Buffslo, N. T., is rejoicing In the fact that Mr. and Mr. Edward H. Hutchinson have offered the city their homestead at the corner of Chippewa street and Whitney Place, worth S2UO.O0O, aa a aite for a new central high school. In his short career of forty-two years Richard Lo Qalllenne, who has been lying ill tn New Tork for some weeks past, has played many parts. He used to be well known In literary circles abroad. Of late years w have aeen more of hint on this sld of the water, and hi vets ha grsced the pagea of the leading magasinea with fair regularity. Juat before EUhu Root entered th Roosevelt cabinet as secretary of stste, ssys Th Hartford Courant, a friend wrote to him: "Why not wait three years and get th substance Instead of taking the shadow now?" Mr. Root wrote back: "1 hav always thought that the opportunity to do something worth doing aaa th aub. stance and the lrlng lo get something waa the shadow." the Postoffice. Tribune. cent convention with Great Britain and Germany for a J-cent rate under certain conditions should be advertised aa a busi ness proposition. He cite a an Illustra tion the methods used by railroads. "Im gln a railroad voluntarily cutting Its phs senger tate three-fifths without buying aome printer's Ink to atlr up new travel." The proposition la worth thought. Borne of the departments of the United Statea government are conducted without any idea of financial return. They have no occasion for advertlslnc their facilities. Others are established on business lines but they do not profit by th experience of' Individuals or corporations In dealing with business problems. Why should there not be a sharp distinction msde through the adoption by th business departments of business methods? The postoffice has a wonderful machinery. It fscllltles sre un equaled. But the United States faces a deficit In Its management every year be cause the possibilities sre not exploited aa private management would exploit them. ARM V GOSSIP 1 WASHtXGTOKT. Carreat F.vente Gleaned from the Army and Xavy Register. Some important contracts were awarded last week in the office of the quarter master general of th army. The prlnclpat project was that of constructing barracks and quarters and other army buildings at Fort D. A. Russell. Wye. the work repre senting an expenditure of 1700,000. Everything ta In readlneas for the ex amlnatlons which will be conducted by Srmy boards at various posts throughout the country of csndldale for appointment to th grade of second lieutenant of the coast artillery corps. There are some WO applicants, who have been notified that they may appear before an examining board at the military post nearest their respective residences. The examinations will take place on February 2 and the ar rangementa made this year to have the ex aminations held with due regard to th saving of expense on the part of candi date will be appreciated. In other year th candidates were obliged to find th-lr way to Fort Ieavenworth and maintain themselves indefinitely at that post, pend ing the termination of the examination. A prominent member of congress from New England hss received a communica tion from a professional pedestrian who has offered his services to th government as sn Instructor of wslking for th per sonnel of the military snd naval service. Th fme of the executive orders which Impose tho walking test as a demonstra tion of the fitness of officers to command or to perform their professional duties has reached the people who make a business of walking. It Is pointed out In the sp peal which has been received In Washing ton from the pedestrian that he Is able to Impart to officera the best method of loco motion and he Is willing to shar th e cret of . his success for a consideration In the Interest of military efficiency. No in dication is given of any official action on this suggestion. There Is every prospect that congress will act favorably on th legislation which has been Introduced and which Is influen tjarly supported at the capitol contemplat ing a change In the condition aurroundlng th examination for promotion of majors of ths army medical corps. Under tho present law, officers of that grads who fall to qualify for promotion remain as majors until they reach the retiring age or until, after thirty years' service, they spply for retirement. It has been pointed out lo congress that this operatea as a hardship as well ss an Injustice. .Inasmuch, as it Is a new condition Imposed since the officers most vitally affected entered th service. The ptopositlon, according to the pending legislation, is that majors of the medical corps who fall to pass the examination for promotion shall remain In the grade for on year and then be re-examined. If there Is a second failure they are to be retired aa majors and if they qualify they are to be advanced. At present there are five majors whose promotion is arrested. The pending legislation is not particularly fav ored by the aurgeon general of tho army, who believes that the second examination will defeat tho object of th existing law. Reports coming into th War department indicate that European countries are losing no time in developing the dirigible balloon as an implement of war.- A comparatively small dirigible balloon built under the su pervision of a captain in the Ruaslsn army has proved satisfactory, and the Russian government has set sside about ll.OSiOOO for aeronautics. A Paris balloon manu facturer haa been given an order to manu facture a dirigible for Russia after the latest French type. This balloon will cost about 160,000. and It will hold about 125.000 cublo feet of gas. It will have two motors of eighty horsepower each. A dirigible balloon will also be constructed in Russia, at a coat of about 1110.000. This will be a rather large affair. Tho military authori ties sre also In receipt of Information to the effect that there is no doubt that tho Zeppelin airship is of practical military value, aa Is also another type of semirigid dirigible balloon, when certain changes are made In It. Th tendency abroad Is to ward large dirigibles. The latest Zeppelin balloon, for Instance, carries enough gas to give a lifting power of sixteen tons, which, after considering life weight of the apparatus and crew, a capacity of about two tons, which can be carried In th form of ballast or high explosives to be dropped in sn enemy's dock yards, arsenals and magazines, depots of supplies, and defen sive works. Wheat Cakes Corn Cakes Griddle Cakes of all Makes taste better, set better, are better when served with syrup cakes M , - - si san M - - i Ua,',. w r-i l i av The Only Baking Powder msde from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar Made from Grapes A Guarantee of Pure, Healthful, Delicious Food LINES FOR THE LEGISLATURE. Nebraska City Press: The democrat's will try to repeal th direct primary law, which will be a matter of much satisfac tion to the ward heeling bosses In this part of th stat. Sterling Bun: The World-Herald, the leading democratic paper of the state, ad mits that the last republican legislature provided this state with about all the law that Is necessary for the government of the railways. It Is reason-able to con clude,. therefor, that tho present democratic body will bring forth but lIHlo In that line. Stanton Picket: It aeems to us that th poor legislature is entitled to some sympa thy. Half the people roast them for what they do, th other half roast them for what thy don't do, and everybody roasts them on general principles. Verily, their lot Is ss hard ss that of ths country news paper man with som slight diBferenc In salary. Bloomington Advocate: Senator Ran som of Omaha evidently thinks he Is the "whole cheese" in the stats senate, but he will soon find thst there are aome members who hell from ths country dis tricts that possess honesty In their veins, who will not be slow to act whenever th corporation senator attempts to get his Jobs through. Ransom was formerly a republican, but when he moved to Omaha lie became a democrat. H Is now an attorney for several large corporations and needs watching. Central City Nonpareil: With a good working majority In the legislature Mr. Bryan has an opportunity to put Into laws some of the reforms he has so stren uously advocated. While it Is an oppor tunity to Impress his personality on the laws of his horns state It la likewise a responsibility, and one, by the way, which ho appears to be trying to evade. Can It be that he fears the application of his much heralded ideas? It looks like It, for there Is a decided contrsst between his masterful dictation of tho Denver con vention and his shifty, evasive position with regard to the organisation of the legislature. Mr. Bryan bad as well tak the reins and driv with a firm hand for he will be held responsible for th route that will be taken. Tecum sen Journal: The people of Ne braska generally are getting somewhat tired of th dlpsomsnlac law, which . haa been In force In the atate, and the present legis lature should amend it if they don't repeal It entirely. It Is all right to treat dipso mania aa a disease for first offense snd give the subject or pstlent a ninety dsys' treatment at the atate's expense, but when, aa it has been done In many cases, the pstlent returns to his habit and a aecond or third time ia sent up to the insane hos pital for a post-graduate courae, ths matter Is brought home to th average taxpayer that it la expensive ss well ss of not much value. A proper way to treat the matter la to make dipsomania a disease for the first offense and when It appear again give It a treatment with six months' hard labor attached. This would be a corrective that would have good effect. Central City Record: Among his other recommendations to ths legislature. Gov ernor Shallenberger favors a return to the election of precinct assessors Instead of their sppolntment, as st present. The Record Is rather Inclined to think th pres ent law the best. Under the old system ths tendency was always toward a lower assessment. Either the assessor wished his Job again and hence favored his constitu ents ss much ss possible, or else he was afraid the other aaaessors would make a lower assessment than he and thus make his precinct pay more than Its share. In either case the result waa the same, until matters had arrived at a pass where, sl though the law said the property should be assessed at ita actual value, It was oftentimes assessed st considerable leas than one-tenth of Ita worth, snd sometimes even 8J twentieth. There is more or less in equality in the present system of sssetsing there always will be under any system that can be devised but It is far better than it uaed to be. We hope th present reform legislature won't do any reforming back ward, r Sutherland Free Iance: In the recent message to tho legislature Governor Shel don recommended a "change in our mar riage law ao that It will be Impossible for any man or woman to marry unless a certificate from a physician licensed to practice in this state haa been presented, containing a atatement that their health la good and that they are capable of produ cing healthy offspring." Was such a law enforced, it would, of course, have a good effect on at least a portion of posterity, The most healthful snd nutritious for very use, from (riddle to candy. A took of rlps for nthing mi unif-mtkltif $tat Ires ss ttquul. All Creccrf. 10c. 25c, 50c cssa mesas mfusbs csurwr. HowYorst Ibsolulely Tare snd yot glvs rise to soma delicate stnd embarrassing questions, to say the least. That artlcla ' branded as true love that runneth aa smooth aa oil or something would hav to be made over to fit the case, els there would be trouble. The sweet feminine charms which mske a man make . fool of himself in seventeen different ways In a minute would hsve to give way to modernity, lovablo beauty would be reckoned by girth and brawn and the "rat," anti-lean and powder puff would be supplanted by rugged coarseness and ponderous thews. Tho adorable ones would be those who could eat a bale of alfalfa or load the hayrack onto the run nln' gears. The favors at ths coming out of a debutante would be little Imitation health certificates for two, embellished by scroll work birth records snd future pos sibilities. The pleasurable pastime of wooing would be preceded by an exchange of duly certified pedigrees with big refl seals, while Cupid would tote a miniature medlclno "case in lieu of a quiverful of darts. Has Sheldon any kids? LIMES TO A LAI OH. Cholerlo Old Gemtleman Miss, if fool boy of mins marries you thai Young Woman (raising her lovely eyes to his) Well, Mr. Bcadley? Cholerlo Old Gentleman Er well, dash him, I can't blame the boy. Chicago Tri bune. "Do you look forward to a chango of ad ministration with satisfaction?" "No," answsred th man who magnifies th Importanr of small things. "I believe I'd rather rid horseback, than oat 'pos sum." Washington Star. "At tho visit of tho fleet 10,000 Japanese sang our national anthem." "I wonder if on could get thst many Americans together who know it offhand." Washington Herald. 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