The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 07, 1908, Page 4, Image 4
S "NORFOLK WEEKLY NEVVS-JOURNAL : FRIDAY , AUGUST 7 11)08 ) The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal Thn New * . HMnbllshml , 1881. The Joiirniil. ICntulilliihod , 1871. THS HU8E P BLI8Hl"NQ COMPANY W N. HUM : N. A. HIHF. I'rmlilfllt HivrrUry tflv ry"i'rTTTiV | ( T/jniilJ JIB r P oil r , $ T fu" ICntcrurt at tlio pOHtolIIco at Norfolk. Neb. , rm Hc'oond olnni inn t tor. Telephoned : IMItorlul DoparlmonL No. 22. Ilunln < ; K Olllcp and J" ' ) lloorim No. It 22. Enough presidential timber wont to wnHto to build Hovoral platformn larger ami stronger than those con structed. President HooBOvelt ha0 tcrj * fit tingly named one of the national re nerves for ox-President Cleveland. Such a memorial will bo a lusting one. Dr. Draper , United States com- inlsslemer of education , thinks It Is a mistake to tell the child ho "can" be president , and quite a number of eminent citizens ngrcc with him. One of history's greatest battles for humanity Is now being fought and It Is marked by no bloodshed. It the white plague and IB the war on mnny splendid fighters nro enlisted In the cause. A New York evangelist tnlnks It an act of wisdom for a woman to desert lior husband In order to seek spiritual llfo and go to heaven. IIo would Hcom to assume that husbands were taking the opposite road. It should be cause for great re joicing that Governor Hughes has con sented to accept a renoinlnatlou to the governorship of New York. Ho lias been a great governor and would bo elected to succeed himself by an overwhelming majority. London has Inaugurated a campaign of extermination against the numerous cats which Infest the city and have become an Intolerable nuisance. The superstition against killing cats has been followed so blindly that the great city Is over run. The ofllclal Information that ho was actually defeated by Mayor McClcllau of New York In the mayoralty contest of 1005 has cost William Hearst $200,000 , besides the nerve wracking uncertainty he has endured for three years. Olllclal reports of coal production show that West Virginia has lost her rank ns the second coat producing state In the country and has fallen to third. Illinois regains the second place which she lost to West Virginia in 190C. Great surprise Is manifested In London papers because a princess has cloned with an automobile agent , Don't the Londoners know that coachmen are back numbers now and any up-to-date princess would pick for an automobile agent ? The Texans sent Bryan a water melon with the expressed hope that lie would get as many electoral votes as it had seeds. A vivid imagination can picture William J. on his hands anl knees and pawing over the dining room carpet for seeds enough to make his "calling and election sure. " If one half the reports aboui the Olympic games is true , the mucl vaunted British sense of fair play is consplclously absent , and the introduc tion of such Inferior games as ping pong and cron.net into the Olympli lists proves what Is often stated tha the English physique is fast retro grading. The new labor park which is bein ! completed by the Indianapolis labo : organization and will be formally dedi cated on labor day , is thirty acres li area and has a pavilion for meetings dances , roller skating , etc. , which ii forty feet wide and 100 feet long. I has many other attractions and prom ISL-S to be one of the most beautlfu parks of the city. It Is reported that after making dlr < threats of what the "oath bound 01 ganizatlons" under his control wouli do if the Republican platform wa not shaped to his liking , Preslden Gompers is making in his paper i pathetic plea to unionists to "vot once for labor instead of party. " Thl looks like a rather humiliating coi fesslon that Mr. Gompers is not quit able to "deliver" the labor vote. Eight billion dollars is the estimate worth of this year's crop of variou kinds throughout the United States That is a stupendous sum , quite b < yond the conception of the human li tolled. As a matter of fact , we hav Just begun to take our real measure i this land. We have grown so fas and so furiously that wo have hardl had time heretofore to think nbon how great we are getting. We ar gigantic and wo are Just finding it ou A rich man seems mighty big to u In our day but la the long run even n tills world goes , he Is very sraa potatoes. Name if you can half dozen rich men who lived before th nineteenth century , whom the worl has cared to remember. Yet we hav no trouble in recalling Columbui Newton , Ilnphael , Milton , Shakes- pi-arc. The BO wrought little for themselves - solves but accomplished well and honestly for humanity. Those who accuse President Hooso- veil of being nnxloim for war and ridiculing his desire for a big navy forgot his letter of acceptance to the honorary prosldenc.v of "Tho Pence and Arbitration League" In which he said : "We must do everything pos sible to sccuro agreements with nil the governments to respect each other's territory and sovereignty and arbitrate all other questions. " This IIOWH what the president's Ideal latlon will do as regards other atlons. But there Is always the ques- Ion whether the other nations will : t well their part In the arbitration irorrrnm. If not , then comes the need : > r the big navy. Lloyds have Insured against almost ivory form of catastrophe in the ears past but this year witnesses n iew departure In the insurance line , 'hey ' have entered the Held of Ainer- iau politics and are now writing pel- : ics against the possibility of the lection of Bryan. The first policies we at the rate of $20 per $100 , then dropped to $10 and later raised to 15 on a rush of applications. This B virtually betting from 9 to 1 tote to 1 against Bryan's election. It s sure evidence that Lloyds believe lie pro-convention statement of emocrntlc leaders that Bryan cannot ie elected. liven now the defections om Democracy are dally accumula- ng and the undertow looks like a letermlnntlon to make the Democratic ofoat of 190S more overwhelming lian that of 1904. The vice president holds the sec- mil olllce in the nation nominally , but : ho official prominence ends witli the lame. In order to keep up the stand- , rd of living which the position ienmnds , It Is necessary to pay more ban the salary of the olllce for house ent. Not all men eligible to the losition are able to do this. In fact t is commonly talked that the can- lldato for the vice presidency must jo a rich man to bo able to afford so expensive a luxury. It seems only 'air since the vice president is re- yarded merely as the fifth wheel tc .he administration wagon , having nc ipportunlty to use his powers or at .nin the accomplishment of presona' .mbltlon , that he should be providei ivlth a suitable olllcial residence ant a salary sufficient to maintain the itandard of living demanded by UK position. The array of naval fighting ma chines which England has assemblct n the North Sea for maneuvers make ! our sixteen battleships look like : 'wee bit" navy after all. It include ! 311 fighting craft , twenty-nine battle ships , twenty-four great armorei misers , thirty-six protected cruisers 13G destroyers , big and little , thirty hree submarines , four torpedo boat : and three mine layers. In addition ti this Great Britain has twenty-sevei battleships and cruisers in the Mod terranean and ten similar vessels li the far east , while four battleships nnt four cruisers will attend the Princi of Wales and protect him from foi elgn foes on his way to Canada. It 1 a tremendous display of power , bu in order to build and support It th' ' common people of England and tin countries ruled by her , are belni ground down with a burden of taxo tlon which Is actually degrading th race physically and morally. For Ii its last analysis the cost of thes navies must be added to what men ea and wear and homes that shelte them. WILLIAM B. ALLISON. In the death of Senator William I Allison , who for forty years had bee in congress from Iowa and who stoo out pre-eminently ns one of the gran old men of the nation , is felt keenl by the entire country as well as b Iowa. It should be cause for lastln satisfaction , however , now that he ha been removed from the politico fray , 'that ' his record was endorse by the people of Iowa in the recen primary struggle. Iowa voted Its coi fldence in him by selecting him i the face of a terrific flght waged b Governor Cummins. It seems with ill grace , at bes that Mr. Cummins rushes into th race for Allison's shoes , shouting hi candidacy over the dead body of th late senator before the corpse ha time to become cold in death. Man selfish ambition to hold public ofllc should not allow him to forget the o dlnnry courtesies of llfo. Governor Cummins was defeated i the polls and yet within the hour ( his victorious opponent's death , Cur mlns gives forth an Interview decla Ing himself a candidate to succec the man who had Just been remove from the senatorial office. It Is unfortunate that the terrlf political struggle , which has toi Iowa's Republicans In twain , should i this time bo reopened after havlr been so recently settled In Senator A llson's victory. The death of Allison takes one < the men who had achieved nation ; prominence through long years i valuable public service. He was not a bold man , not a creator of now theories , but ho was a conservative , * cniialon * , and Intelligent senator. There are not so many of that sort that one can be lost without being missed. A good political Mory If told on Edgar Howard of Columbus , who IP Just now engaged In campaigning to be candidate for congress on the Dem ocratic ticket , his opponent being J. P. Latta of Tekamah. Not no many years ago Edgar was president of a company that look over the Fremont Herald nud made a real newspaper of It , owning n majority of stock In the concern. Then he sold hi * stock , re ceiving largely therefore promises to pay. In due course of time those promises became duo but only n portion tion wore paid. Mr. Howard , being an easy going , good naturcd sort of a follow , finally agreed to tnko back a portion of the stock , but enough of it was paid for to take the control of the paper out of his hands. It Is possible that when ho agreed to ac cept back some of the stock that he had In mind his coming candidacy for congress and thought an Interest in a paper at Fremont would not come amiss. But it was a pure case of displaced confidence , for , although ho s at this time a heavy stockholder the Herald , his own paper Is Just ow devoting n large share of Its en- Tgy to booming the candidacy of hist ipponont , Mr. Uittn , to be democratic lominoo. Thus , smltteif in his own lousohold and turned out of his own mme , as It wore , Edgar Is still looking iheerful and calmly predicting to his 'rlends ' that he will be elected the Democratic candidate for congress 'rom the Third district at the coming irlmnry election. Politics sometimes irlng about strange conditions and .his scorns to be about the limit. In inaugurating a movement to barge foreign advertisers the same rales for space In their papers that the ionic advertiser pays , the Elkhorn Ed- torlal nssoclnllon have begun on n Inn that cannot help but prove bene ficial to themselves and be fair lo .heir own people. There is no just excuse for printing palent medicine idvertlsements at a low price and at ho same time charging their home merchants twice as much. A clrcnln- .ion that will justify a certain rate 'rom a homo man is worth just ns much to the foreign fellow who wants .o roach the same people , and he should pay it or stay out. And as ad vertising Is the life blood of many ol the medicine concerns they will not stay out permanently. When The News adopted this system of charging a number of years ago , having earlj seen the Injustice of treating the for eigner any better than Us own towns nen , Ihoro was a general slump from Its columns of the class of advertisers who fool that they must have some thing for nothing. But pretty seer they commenced coming back am today The News carries all this class of advertising that it cares lo , ane not one single line is appearing at r ess rate than the highest rate pah' ' by home men. In fact , The News no\\ hns but one rate for a given amount of space , and if the foreign advertise ! wants to reach its readers he musi pay that rate without discounts ofanj kind. We newspaper people objcc when our people send away from home for articles they can buy from towr merchants , and we should be consist ent enough not to ourselves discrlmin ate against our own town by giving ai outsider the benefit of our circulatloi at a less rate than we expect ou : home merchant to pay. The Elkhon valley editors are certainly taking i step in the right direction , and every one of them , should adopt the pollc ; of one fair rate to all. CAN BRYAN WIN ? It Is ol practical Interest to all voter to face the possibilities of the press ent campaign as they can be adduce ) from cold figures. The question o political success for either candidate of the two great political parties depends pends on how many electoral vote : they can control. Let us look over ttv roll of states In order , If possible , ti get a more definite Idea of the sltua tlon. Since 1894 seven votes have beei added to the electoral college by th admission of Oklahoma , There ar now 483 electoral votes , making 24 votes necessary to name n preslden and vice president. What are the resources of the Den ocratlc party ? If Mr. Bryan is to wi what are the states ho will carry ? To start out with , Bryan and Ker can be conceded Oklahoma , Ter nessee , Texas , Arkansas , Misslsslpp Louisiana , Georgia , Alabama , Floridt North Carolina , South Carolina , an Virginia. The state give them 12 votes to begin with. Mr , Bryan an his colleague are still In need 01' 11 electoral votes if they are to trlumpl Where are they to look for them ? Kentucky , although good flghtln ground for the Republicans Is , it ha been conceded , most likely to stand I the Democratc column. It has till : teen voices and Its accession bring Mr. Bryan's electoral vote up to 141 The chances are that Missouri , a though It went for Roosevelt In 1901 and la good fighting ground for Taft , will be found In the Bryan ranks. If HO. this adds twenty-two and ad vances the Democratic total to 15S. Hero the definite and admitted Bryan strength comes to a halt with the necessity of securing eighty-four ! More votes If "tho peerless otio" Is to sit In the white house for four years. Where nro they to be found ? One no sooner begins the search for hem than ho Is convinced of the hope lessness of the case unless there should prove to bo n complete revolution elution In public sentiment between now and November , of which there aio no Indications and for which there Is no reason. Mr. Bryan can hardly expect to carry an eastern state. Nowhere Is his leadership so Ignored , nowhere nro his policies more distrusted among the rank and Illo of the people than In the states of Now York , New .lorsey , Del aware and Maryland , where formerly Democratic majorities wore the rule. So well do Mr. Bryan and his mana gers recognize the futility of any ex pectations of winning victories In this bunch of states that they have evi dently abandoned all missionary effort in the oust. The result of the campaign depends entirely on how far Mr. Bryan can cause n break In the hitherto loyal Republican states stretching from Ohio westward. Call the roll of those splendid western commonwealths. Ohio , Illinois , Minnesota , Michigan , Iowa , Kansas , Wisconsin , and the Da- kolas. There is not n scintilla of evidence indicating that they will not each and all of them endorse William II. Taft at the polls In the same hearty manner as they did his predecessors , William McKlnley and Theodore Roosevelt. Nor Is there any grave reason to fear the loss of further west ern mountain states. Despite all claims , the Pacific west Is not In re volt against the Republican ticket. But in order to be generous , grant without the least refiPon for doing so , that Indiana , Xebrasika , Montana and Nevada are to bo found in the Dem ocratic electoral column In November. All these four states have only twenty- nine votes and with them added to those which have already been Con ceded , Mr. Bryan will still need fifty- five more votes in the electoral college before he will be justified in planning to break up housekeeping at Falrvlew and occupying quarters in Theodore Roosevelt's present residence. * To get those fifty-five votes , the Democrats must capture Illlnoils , Col orado , Iowa and Kansas. They will capture Iowa and Kansas when the Re publicans capture Alabama and Mis sissippi. Mr. Bryan's chances for winning the election are about one to sixteen for being defeated. Meantime Hitch cock and his advisors aio wise In planning for a very comprehensive campaign In every state. Mr. Bryan will conduct an Interest ing contest. It will bo spectacular , noisy and full of claims. His presl- ' | dontlal battles serve the double pur pose of energizing the Republicans and keeping before the country a charming private citizen. The people admire the gifts and the genial personality of Col. William [ Jennings Bryan but they do not trust his theories. He will not win. It is improbable that his defeat by William Howard Taft will be more overwhelm ing than was that of Alton B. Parker by Theodore Roosevlt In 1901. THE CHAUTAUQUA AND BRYAN. r The chautauqua , which Norfolk Is now enjoying for the first time in Us history , is accredited by Edmund Vance Cooke in Collier's as being the . most powerful factor that has kept I Mr. Bryan before the public so em phatically for twelve years. Following Is the description of the chautauqua , particularly with reference enco to Mr. Bryan , written by Mr , Cooke : What has held Bryan close to the people's heart and head ? The answer best worth considering is this : the lyceum and the chautauqua , especlallj the chautauqua. In the great middle- west , which Is the backbone of Bry an's support , the chautauqua is an Institution. There are , approximately , six hundred or more scattered through the west , and every season adds to their number. Bryan Is the chautauqua star , par excellence , thii headllner of them all. His voice Is big , his personality is big , well suited to large auditoriums and unconven tlonal crowds. He can talk polices and not offend , for ho has a sense ol humor and Is willing to turn the latigl against himself occasionally. He car talk ethics and leave his audience ox altcd. The Republicans who come tc laugh remain to admire , the Demo crats who come to admire remain t ( worship , and all of them file up ant shako hands most prayerfully. Bryni meets many of them personally. I d the Democratic county commute * Isn't there to receive him , ho doesn' " I care. Ho talks to the policeman 01 the corner or the baggageman at UK depot. Ho dodges no subject but one That one is Bryan. "It's all right to talk personalltlei between friends , " says Mr. Bryan "but when I have talked of myself fo : publication , I have been appalled a the number of 'I's' and 'mo's * whlcl seem to have crept In. " But upon a public platform a mat must bo 'pornohal,1 Xo matter how Infrequent III * personal pronoun , It Is his voice which speaks , his o > o which Hashes , his arm which gesticulates , his ponumnllty which dominates the Ht-e'iio. And Bryan talked thus per sonally to ilOO.OUO people during the chiuitauqun season of 1907. He has been delivering from 100 to ICO ly- i-t'uin and flmutaitqun addresses yearly for a dozen years. Few people realize the extent and Inllui lire of the chnutauquas and the possibilities they afford a public man with a purpose. It Is doubtful whether Mr. Bryan himself realizes his In debtedness to them. Comparatively few people know anything about the extent of the chautauqua movement , and especially In the east , where the chnutaiiquu originated , Is the Ignor ance of the real outgrowth most pro found. The conservative Democrat of the east , for example , ronlinually rubs his eyes and scratches his head over the vitality of the Bryan boom. "Chautauqua ? " Why , that Is a lake in western Now York with a summer school. Some such vague Idea exists In many minds , and even when they do know what chautauqun Institute ( of New York ) Is , they do not know that It Is a mere drop In the bucket of the great chautauqua movement of the west. These chautnuquas are held for about ten-day sessions , from June to September , all over the west , and the aim is to hold them when and where the rural population can attend. And it does. The farmer and his family buy season tickets , and they attend the sessions afternoon and evening , for ton days , oven to phys ical exhaustion and Intellectual Indi gestion. They hoar the prelude by the soprano and the render , they listen to the lecture by the more or less great statesman , orator , minister , or trav eler , they hear the jubilee singers , the well known author , and they see the magician and the moving pictures. If they do not buy season tickets , they at least drive to town on "Bryan day. " Indeed , part of Bryan's fee is conditioned upon the extra ad missions at the gate , and It is said his own share amounts to about $25,000 in a single summer. In one day last summer his receipts wore $1,200 The chaulauqua received D like amount. Most people can understand the figures of gate receipts If a little slow to accept figures of speech. They can begin to realize Bryan's popularity when it Is expressed in dollars , and yet Mr. Bryan's fees are the smallest part of the dividends from his plat form work , ns before hinted. It only fair to Mr. Bryan to mention that he makes more speeches without pay than he does for pay. A large part ol his time Is devoted lo public and party work , which not only brings no profits , but Involves a very consider able expense. Nor does Mr. Bryan charge "all the rafllc will bear. " It is intercsling tc nolo that his contracts provide that the admission fee to hear him shall not bo higher than the same fee for at least two other numbers of the "course. " Is this modesty the wisdom of the serpent or the harmlcssness of the dove ? He is also cautious in expressing his opinion of his con- freres. "Who is the greatest oratoi you over hoard ? " ho was asked "Oh , " answered Mr. Bryan coyly , yet without a blush of self-consciousness "I have heard too many good Denv ocrats speak to answer that. " Mr. Bryan has Ideas about introduc tlons , from which he has suffered and ho lays down one Infallible rule "When an audience becomes tired ol the introduction , it is time for the in trodncor to stop. " "Tho laudatorj introduction , " he says , "should be avoided. Not that one objects tc being well thought of , but he objects to having people watch him while hr blushes , or , worse still , watch hin wliile he falls to blush when he oughl to. " Mr. Bryan has long since ceased tc blush when Introduced as "our ncxl president , " though there Is a touch ol Incredulity In his smile. And if the presidency comes to him , he maj thank the chautauqua , and If the presidency flees from him the chautau qua Is still there and waiting to wel come him again. A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE. Not without good cause maj Pierce and Stanlon county Repnbli cans look to the future in conslderinj the primary campaign now belnf waged in the Eleventh senatorial dls trlct. Time honored custom , long age agreed upon as eqnllable and fair until now lived up to by each of the four counties In the district in gooe faith , decrees that this year It li Stanlon county's turn to name tin Republican senatorial candidate. Sen ator Randall of Mndlson county , son without a dissenting voice among tin Republicans of the four counties ti the legislature's last session , Is tin first man to rise up and Insist 'tha this long-standing and eminently fnl f | rotation agreement bo violated. H would have the Eleventh district Re publicans break faith with Stanloi county at this time In order that hi might bo sent back to the senate. Mae ! Ison came in two years ago under th' ' agreement. It was and eminently fal agreement at that time. Today th rotation plan has lost all of Its vli tues. At the present time this rotn tfon plan is "puerile. " Senator Ran , dall has boon pressed by the multltud of friends friends who insist then Is only ono man In all of these fou counties who can capably ropresen us In the state senate ? to accept Jus ono more nomination. He had quit 11 decided to ask for the honor a secom time In succession In fact a nurabe of reliable Stanton county men an ready to attest that Senator Randall told them ho would not again seek the olllco If Stnnton county wanted the nomination but his friends all eivor the district rose up on masse and In response to bushels of letters ho was forced , regardless of precedent estab lished by the Republicans of the dis trict years ago and consistently lived up to by the party over since1 , to offer himself ns the district's savior. If the long-time precedent of rota tion In this nomination Is to bo vleiln- ted this year , to satisfy ono man's personal ambition , what of the future ? Under the established precedent , Pierce County's turn would come next , then Wayne's , and then Madison's again. Break that agreement this year and where Is the senator te > come from two years hence T Would there , following the grntl- llcallem of Senator Randall feir twice as much olllcevholdlng In this olllco ns hns over before boon given any man , bo a now precedent to follow ? Would It bo two terms e'nch In the fuluro or would It bo ono term for each of the oilier Ihroo and two terms when it cnmo to Madison ? To give the sonntorshlp twice con- K'outlvoly to any emu county would make It sixteen years before the olllco over rotated through the circuit of four. Thus to ono man In each county would bo given all of the senatorial honors thai could como to that county in sixteen years. Is there anything particularly fair about that ? Is there anything to commend such an arrange ment to anybody except Iho four men who would hold the olllco throughout those sixteen years ? Yet such a basis Senator Randall would apparently have us establish. Or , quite as le > glcnllj- , since Mr. Randall of Newman Giovo Is the only nan In the femr counties this year who is capable of Intelligently rep resenting the Eleventh district In the senate , is there any foundation for the expectation that there would be senatorial timber in the district , : \sido from Mr. Randall , two years from now , or four , or six. And If it Is necessary to break all precedent for the sake of being rep resented in the state senate by the Newman Grove banker again this year , could our Interests any bettor spare him in years to come ? Is it that wo have at last had discovered for us the man who can properly look after these four counties In the state feen ate ? And if so , will anybody deny that we ought to perpetuate this one natural senator for llfo ? Everybody admits that R. Y. Ap pleby Is fully as able , fully ns Intelll- . gent , fully as honorable and honest , fully as broad-gungcd , fully as shrewd a business man and fully as well known in the state as Mr. Randall. R. Y. Appleby of Stnnton Is fully the equal of C. A. Rnndoll for senator ial timber. Ho has fully as many friends throughout the state. Ho would bo able to accomplish fully as much during the coming session of the legislature for the Eleventh dis trict and the Eleventh district needs attention as would Mr. Randall or any other man In the district. R. Y. Appleby Is peculiarly fitted for the senatorshlp. His viewpoint , te > begin with , Is that of a farmer. He ' I has been In line with all of the Re publican party's progress In fact he hns helped make the Republican party what it is in Nebraska. He Is a man who holds the good will of his neigh bors and townsmen. They say his word Is as good as his bond. He Is straightforward , clean-cut and means what he says. Ho Is eminently a fair man in all things. And ho pos sesses a personality that will at once attract friendship and good will. No more capable , no better qualified man In the Eleventh district could be found to represent us In the senate than R. Y. Appleby. No better senatorial timber could be found than R. Y. Appleby. And this Is Stanton county's turn. Stanton county asks this year only the same treatment from Madison , Pierce and Wayne counties that has boon accorded to each ono of these , in its turn , with Stanton's help , during a long period of years. And In case Stanton county Is turned down this year ; should the ells- trlct at large break faith with Stanton B i | county and with Itself , Pierce and Wayne may well look to the future. Q t For if the Republicans of this dis r trict this year violate their paste agreement , the senatorial nomination 0 may easily become a free lance in years to come. Madison and one other o county could unite , if it came to that and thus retain to themselves the senatorial nomination for all time to como , freezing out the two less pop tilous neighbors freun any glimpse of the senatorshlp. It may be argued that this sort of . practice would mean defeat at the ! e pe > lls ; and It may just as feoundly bo argued that violating the rotation agreement already In force the fairest - est system of distributing the olllco that could be devised will just ns surely work for disruption of the party 1 in the district r And party harmony and party sue- o cess ought to bo as much desired bye one who has had ono senatorial oleev lltm from the district , as by any othoi' man In the district. If faith Is bullion with Slaiilon this Kiir , when ( hut county proiiontH u J mini worthy the honor In every wn > , would those who now want to violate on agreement , for the grntlllrntloii of emo man's nlllcoholdlng ambition , lie In favor of giving the Konatiirslilp to Stanton next time , or would llioy pana Stiinton by altogether ? And If Wayne mid Plore-o counties liecomo parlies to this lirueeh of faith , what sort of support may ( hey ex pect feu- their candidates In the future when they come to claim thtlr lurmt at olllco ? The Eleventh district ef ) Nebraska has never ye-t seen the day when It pe > SHe > KKod only on man fit to tepresont It In the slate somite. That day In not diiwnlug now. Fair play was at the basis of the rotn ( Ion agreement made by Republicans Of ( ho Eleventh district , Just as It wast miide In either districts , yours ago. Fair piny Is in order at the prt'Mont tlmo. The friends who hnvo pressed Son- * ntor Randall Into nuking for more than his shnro of senatorial lionorn In this district , nro nsklng the Repub licans of those four counties te > break an equitable precedent and te > estab lish a dangerous disorder. This Is a season whou Iho Repub licans of the Eleventh senatorial dis trict should think twice , ami inciden tally look Into the future. More Is Involved than the UKTO am- ' liltlou of emo mnu to gain twice nn much senatorial distinction In this dis trict ns hns ever been granted to anyone ono man before. AROUND TOWN. Did they tag yon ? La Follottc drew the crowd. IIo also drew $225. The crops nro mnklng a noise ll'e ' > the jingling e > f the guinea. Te'ii years ngo wo thought Iho Rus sian thl&tlo was geilng lo destroy the country. Bo thankful If you havn'i hay favor Hint Is , if you havn't. Norfolk hns started out chautait- qnnlng In first rate style. The Chicago Tribune has discov ered that many statements In tha declaration of Independence wore also stolen from Mr. Brynu. Ono merchant at O'Neill stopped tak ing The News because ho never geit a chance to see it somebody came In and swiped it every afternoon. Now is the time to vote In The Xows piano contest. LaFollclte Is here , but wo still lay our money on Allen. How many times have you hoard it "This Is going to bo a scorcher. " Rase ball news is of much more Interest just now than the presidential campaign. < "A grent many visitors are in our humidst , " remarks the New York i Evening Mail The town marshal at Valentine is a man of rare discrimination. He- can tell one "coon" from another. A colored lad has been arrested there as answering the precise description of a young darky who escaped from the Kansas reformatory. Mnny a business enterprise whoso death Is diagnosed as due to "lack of public appreciation , " has really suc cumbed to n lack of judicious adver tising. About the time T.he public begins to stop appreciating an Insti tution Is the time for that Institution to wake up and let the public know it is on earth. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. . Pray for the thing you want , but work for the things you must have. There are lots of men who seem worthless until compared with a girl who has Just returned from a vaca tion. George N. Beels of Norfolk lo an nounced as a candidate at the coming primary election for the republican nomination as representative from the district of Madison county.