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PAIIT1I3S IJMVING FOR TIII3 SUMBIISIl
tJie el y for
tlic Niiniiuor en u June The
UPO Hi-nt to Ilicm rc-Kiilnrly
Iijiiotlf > liiK The IJcc liUNl-
IIPMM n flic t > In IICTNOII or liy
mull. TinnililrcMB will be
n * oftt n tin desired.
Prosperity mid popocraey do not travel
linnd la hand.
The popoeratlc inountiilii has labored
end brought forth u mouse.
If there luid been llfty peace com mis-
aloners Instead of live to be appointed
President McKlnley would still have
had to neglect much available material.
Ono more republican congressional
convention to bo held this week and
then the whole list of republican candi
dates for congress In Nebraska will bo
before the people.
The exposition mndc the million run
In eighty-seven days. Having put on its
sprinting clothes It should make its sec-
dnd million of attendance In little more
than half that time.
The pnpocrntic nominees for congress
are now In the Held lit all six Nebraska
districts and as usual the party which
pretends to represent the farmer has
nothing but lawyers on Its ticket
Pending the preparations for the po
Hco plcnli1 , the crooks are having a ver
itable picnic of their own without even
going through the formality of leaving
a gate check for the person touched ,
Governor llolcomb is out with his
Wbor day proclamation. The governor
tv l have another chance for Thanks
giving day and then his usefulness as u
proclamation writer will be at an end.
If that Is the way the women treat
an old man Ilko Schley on his appearance
anco at Washington , Dewey may look
for more trouble on his return to the
- national capital than he encountered In
The- exhibition practice with the ob
Borvallon balloon goon to be set up at
the exposition ought to be equally In
rerouting with that of the life saving
BOTvlca now BO popular on the lagoon
Watch for the balloon.
Omaha's bank clearings contlnuo to
permit of creditable comparison wltl
those of other progressive cities lu the
weekly clearing house statement. And
as a rellex of business the bank clear
ings ore reliably accurate.
The war Is over , but the yellow Jour
t nala are not abashed. The mud bat
terles have simply been turned around
and instead of the Spanish enemy are
now pointed at the men who organized
the army that waged the successful war ,
"When the pop guns have all been dls
charged ut Judge Hay ward and the
Jackass batteries have exhausted thel
ammunition the republican phalanx
will rally around the standard bearers
and storm the ramparts held by thi o
Governor llolcomb has anothc
judgcshlp to give , away In Laucaste
county. If ho will leave the tilling of J
to the Herdman gang the great Usher
man who substituted for the goveruo
In their Impeachment proceedings can
have It without even asking.
.JBx-Qovernor Stone of Missouri Is rep
resented as coming out squarely for
Bryan'a renomluatlon lu 11KX ) , The
former governor of Missouri Is slightly
previous. The standard bearer In the
battle of 1000 is not likely to bo n
colonel who never saw a battle.
Douglas county farmers are about to
enjoy the benefits of tm experimental
rural mall delivery as the result of
Congressman Mercer's watchfulness
jiiid energy In their behalf. It will tnko
more than popocratlc promises to per-
Buado them that they want a ciiango
In their representative at Washington
year. * '
War Is a cruelty that cannot bo relliied.
This fu nous adage uttered by General
Sherman after the march to the sea Is
recalled by the unreasoning assaults
iiiwii Secretary Alger and the war otllco
cause of the discomfort nnd hardship
encountered In the Cuban campaign
and In the military camps where largo
bodies of volunteers have been under
going drill and discipline.
When men enlist lu an army they
must expect army fare and all the hard
ships of camp life with the Incidents
of suffering In hospitals , on the march
and In the battlefield. Everybody who
knows anything about war realizes that
more soldiers arc killed by disease than
by bullets , swords or bayonets.
When more than 200,000 men who
had been enjoying the conveniences of
home were suddenly mustered Into mili
tary service and subjected to severe
tests of physical endurance , It was to
have been expected that a large num
ber of them would drop by the wayside
or succumb to the effects of change of
climate and mode of living. To Im
provise the equipments and supply their
dally needs wits'n colossal task In view
of the fact that the volunteer ollicers
were for tin- most part as Inexperienced
as the rank and Hie. To this condition
Is chlelly clue the confusion that has
reigned in the camps and the short
comings of the quartermaster , commis
sary nnd medical departments manned
largely by men drawn from civil life.
The same trouble was experienced In
the early years of the war of the rebel
lion only lu a much more aggravating
form. With the material at Its com
mand , the war olllce could not have
perfected the organization of these
great armies and moved them thou
sands of miles over land and sea with
out exposing and subjecting them to
hardship and suffering which might
have been avoided had the armies con
sisted only of a long-trained , well-dis
ciplined veterans commanded by offi
cers who had the experience of previous
It should be also borne In mind that
the war with Spain was begun and car
ried on In the tropics at a season of the
year deadly to even the most robust
men who are not acclimated. The won
der Is that the fatalities have not been
greater and that thousands instead of
hundreds have not been swept away
by epidemic fevers in spite of precau
tions and the best of medical attendance.
S'fllKKGTll Ol < THE TUKASVRY.
The national treasury Is In n stronger
position at this time than for a number
of years and this Is not altogether due
to the sale of bonds. The steady In
crease In the gold reserve Is a notable
fact. It Is said that gold Is becoming
almost a drug upon the government
market and It Is being freely paid out
ut some of the sub-treasuries. The re
serve now exceeds $200,000,000 and the
Indications are that It will soon reach
the highest point In Its history , which
was . 18,000,000 in 1888. It Is stated
that the New York banks have been tin-
loading gold upon tlie government with
a xust which would have been welcomed
a few years ago , when the gold reserve
was so nearly exhausted. Why the
banks have done this will readily be
understood when It is stated that these
banks a short time ago held $170,000,000
In gold. They still hold a very large
amount , a part of which will undoubt
edly llnd Its way Into the national
treasury through the custom house and
the bond subscription agencies. The
government Is freely paying out gold to
its creditors nnd of course will continue
to do this so long us gold Hews Into the
According to a Washington dispatch
regret Is felt In some quarters that Sec
retary ( Sage did not follow his own
original Inclination to issue only half
the amount of bonds for which subscrip
tions were invited. It Is now apparent
that $100,000,000 would have been suf-
Ilclenh As It Is , the treasury has a
surplus on which the government Is pay
ing Interest that might have been saved.
Perhaps this can be In part remedied by
calling In outstanding bonds , though
such an expedient would probably be
somewhat embarrassing to the banks
having the Imnds deposited as security
In view of the strong condition of the
treasury and a growing surplus , the
question of reduclug taxation may be
expected to receive attention in con
gress very soon after the next session
begins In December. There will un
doubtedly be an urgent demand for the
repeal of the stamp taxes , or at least a
portion of them , and it Is very probable
this will bo done. Hi is said that if the
entire revenue law of .Tune last were re
pealed to take effect on April UO next
about $35,000,000 of Its estimated pro
ceeds for the current fiscal year would
be gotten rid of nnd the treasury could
easily bear the loss. There Is no likeli
hood , however , that this will be done.
Some of the taxes under this act will
remain for an ludellulto time , perhaps
AT THE SAME U1D nUKCO QA3IE.
With the local popocratlc nominating
conventions again lu sight , the old
three-handed game of political bunco
has been revived Inside the popocratlc
ctimp. As on former occasions when the
play was ! on , the only aim of the dlller-
ent grafters Is to skin the other fellow
of his share of the fusion pot , which
consists of the nominations on legisla
tive and county ticket. AH the in-col
ored political boosters , cappers aim
steerers have been once more pressed
Into the service and the trial of skill
has degenerated down Into a mere
question as to which of tha local fusion
machines can catch the other napping.
The populists and so-called silver re
publicans Insist upon the same full
partnership representation that has
been accorded them for several years
past nnd naturally refuse to see how
what was acknowledged to bo a fair
division of the spoils last fall should
bo begrudged them by the democrats
now , The democrats on the other hand
are accused of trying to hog the whole
Blatter aud > justif themselves by point-
Ing to concessions forced from them nt
their Hlato convention ,
All this must be decidedly and dUa-
precably disgusting to nelf r pectlng
democrats who hare discovered that
the tripartite union Is productive of
nothing but party disruption. After
the disastrous expeilmeiit of a year
ngo all the leading democrats In thN
vicinity asserted openly that they had
had enough of political miscegenation
for .spoils only and that no mongrel
ticket would over again enlist their
support. The Interesting question Is
whether these men are going to sit Idly
by while the gang that has usurped
control of their political organizations
trade nnd barter away the Mill'rnges.of
the rank nnd file of the party for the
promise of the patronage expected from
a populist governor.
So far as the republicans of this
county are concerned the matter has no
serious bearings. Kach successive fusion
bargain seems to drive more recruits to
the republican ranks and there Is every
Indication that another popocratlc mes
alliance will be generally repudiated by
the very people whose votes It Is de
signed to trap.
JXUVOKK OF OViniCOSriDRXCE.
In the opinion of the chairman of the
republican congressional commltte < ; ,
Kepresentatlvc Ilnbcock of Wisconsin ,
the danger to the republican party In
the congressional elections Is likely to
be overconlidence In the result. lie Is
quoted as expressing the belief that a
hard tight will be needed to assure n
strong working majority In the bouse.
Mr. Uabrock considers the west pretty
safe and predicts republican gains lu
Nebraska , Kansas , South Dakota , Wy
oming , California and possibly Wash
ington , but he Is apprehensive that these
gains will not offset the losbes lu the
east In New York , Pennsylvania nnd
other middle eastern states , where con-
csts In state matters will have more
r less of an Influence upon the con-
rcsslonal elections. At the same time
Ir. Habcock feels satisfied that the re-
ifbllcnns will control the next house of
The warning against republican over-
onlldence Is timely. An Intelligent
itudy of the situation must produce the
lonvlctlou that a decisive victory for
ho republican party In Ihe congres-
lounl elections Is assured If all repub-
cans will do their duty. All the con-
itlons favor republican success. The
uassallnble war record of the admin-
stratlon , increasing prosperity , our
lound iluauclal position , are arguments
'or continuing the republican party In
lontrol of the popular branch of con-
ress. Moreover the next congress will
mve to enact legislation for the gov-
rninent of Hawaii , Porto Itico and
whatever other new possessions there
may be , and the Importance of having
ongress lu political harmony with the
dminlstratlon Is obvious. Then the
next congress will be called upon to
deal with several domestic questions
ivliich can bo more safely entrusted to
eipubllcan than to democratic doter-
ninatlon such , for Instance , ns the
natter of a better adaptation of the
urreney system to the new conditions ,
tariff regulations for the new posses-
Ions , legislation looking to the building
.ip of a merchant marine nnd the modi
fication of internal taxation. These are
Ital matters respecting which a repub-
ican congress and administration could
bo expected to provide needed leglsla-
lon , whereas with a democratic house ,
bound from political considerations to
take issue with the policy of the ad
ministration , perhaps none of them
ivould receive proper treatment. There
seems to "be no doubt that the senate
of the Fifty-sixth congress will have a
; oed working republican majority ,
ivhlch Is another good reason why there
should be a republican house.
The republican party has never had a
stronger claim to the support of Intelli
gent and patriotic voters than It has
; hls year. Its success has never been
norc essential to the welfare and pros
perity of the American people. All re-
nibllcans realize this and It naturally
nsplres them with confidence , but they
must not permit themselves to neglect
the duty of constantly urging the claims
of their party and If they nro faithful
.n . this respect there can be 110 doubt
as to the result.
One of the brave sons of Kansas , who
got as far as Chlckanmuga Park on his
way to light the Spaniards , has written
.ionic among other things : "If the Kan
sas women want to do something for
the boys let them send their best wishes ,
but beg of them by all means to keep
their night shirts at home. A real sol
dier has less use for night shirts and
umbrellas than a brown pig has for a
moustache. "ft'o would be compelled to
wash night shirts nnd wo are full up
on fatigue and police duty already. "
With this hint the good women who
went to scud mementos to the front
will discard needle and thread and start
In knitting ear mulllcrs and wrist bands
to keep off the frost In'tropical Porto
lilco and Manila.
What about the Nebraska National
Guard after the volunteers are mustered
out of the service of the national gov
ernment ? At the present moment Ne
braska Is practically without a state
militia. The results of the examina
tions conducted at the tlino of the call
for volunteers prove that the mllltla as
previously organized was sadly defect
ive. If the National < C > uard is to be
made effective nnd serviceable Its re
organization will have to bo accom
plished upon a strictly military basis.
The ordinance for a new Sixteenth
street viaduct Is promised for the next
council meeting. The ordinance may bo
a necessary step In viaduct construc
tion , but the letting of the contract and
actual commencement of the work will
glvo more substantial satisfaction and l
for that reason should bo pushed with
all reasoimblo haste.
The beauties of Imperial government
In Germany me seen again In the cen
sorship exercised over llUinarck'H
memoirs which are not to be printed
until sanctioned l > y Uio emperor's au
thority. The family of Prince Ills-
inarck shouldJncnjl the tnaniiHcrlpt to
the United .StiUws-und have the volume
published henU precisely as the great
statesman wro / ( without erasures or
Interlineations to suit the arbitrary
fancy of niiyoti ? > . (
The reorgnnt'ftrgan of the populist
machine publls cd by populists on tli > . <
state payroll keep * up Its attack upon
the South Omahn.Ktock yards. If Krunk
Hansom does 'not have these reports
considered ami 'I'.0 ' ' re.ferL 11-108 to the
stock yards expurgated , the public will
be forced to the conclusion that the
senator from the Union Stock yards Is
losing his grip upon the populist end of
the reform combination.
One of the principal complaints
lodged ngninst the commissary depart
ment by the newspapers that are tooth-
combing the military camps for post-
bellum ' sensations is that the ice cream
supply either gave out or turned sour
before It could be used. Now we know
why Spain was so easily whipped. The
Spanish soldiers were deprived of Ice
The great peace jubilee at the Trans-
mlsslsslppl ' Exposition Is already a
reality. Plans and preparations are
taking shape and people may count
uiion them being carried out In every
detail. The man , woman or child who
niNscs a chance to participate In the
Omaha pence jubilee will miss the
chance of a lifetime.
While suing exposition stockholders
on back subscriptions why not make
another effort to get contributions
from the wealthy property owners who
have not yet come to the front with a
dollar , although reaping Invaluable
buiicllts from the exposition ?
They Arc Coining Soon.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Omaha exposition seems to Be all
right \ financially , but a series of Dewey and
Hobson days would help it out wonderfully.
Show 011 tlii * HonrilK.
Now that Dewey , Sampson and Scbley
have finished their starring season the pee
pie should be reminded that Mr. Rosewater
la giving a show at Omaha that la well
worth the money and Is entitled to generous
I'rolUlnii liy War I/e Mon .
A Japanese admiral is among the first to
acknowledge the , lesson taught by the Amer
ican navy in the laid war that magnificent
guns depend largely' for their efficiency on
the men behind1 theita. As a result of this
lesson , target pAJctlfe will ho introduced In
the Japanese navy.'japan's quickness to
profit by the experience of others shows that
she la In the class of live nations , though
her civilization Is so young.
Surplnn Money In the We t.
The former demand on New York
for much money to move the western
crops exists no longer. Last year
this demand was light , and this year it Is
lighter. The reasoiv Is that the banks In
the western agricultural states have large
surplus reserves and7 are able to meet the
crop moving demand without depending
upon the cast fqr funds , The goodpcrops of
late years and betlerprices have supplied
the west with funds.
National Knvrity Nt'eiU'rt nt Home.
Undoubtedly the United States could
do better with the Philippines than
Spain has done , but that Is not the
point. We do not want to take on burdens
of government and administration which
are not necessary for the advancement of
the interests of the American people. It is
not our mission , as a nation , to tax our
people here at home to pay for the devel
opment and civilization of countries on the
other sldo of the world. V > ' have better
uses for our national energy and resources.
How ISvt-iilM ClnuiKC YlrwN.
New York Commercial.
The clearest Idea yet given of the Manila
situation comes from General Merrill's announcement
nouncoment that he needs no more men
This shows how the situation has shaken
down since Manila was taken. When or
dered to Manila General Merrltt refused to
go without 20,000 troops. After he had brcn
there a week ho asked for 30,000 more. Nov *
ho says he has enough. Holding the city , he
at last has the entire situation firmly In
hand and knows just how ho stands. Th
crisis at Manila Is past.
DCMITVC n Much Coiidlilernlloii ni
YulimtPurN niul Illiie JncUcts.
A yellow contemporary lengthens the Us
of its offenses against the truth by saying
"American volunteers are every whit as
good Eolldiers as regulars.
Of course this is demonstrable , utterly
and everlastingly not so.
The volunteers arc as brave , aswilling ,
as patriotically eager to servo their country
as the regulars. But to assert that they
are "every whit as good soldiers" is non
sense. It's all one with asserting that spe
clal education and training for a spccla
line of work should be done away with a
qulto unnecessary and a waste of time. On
the uamo principle young Dill Hedge , who
has done odd jobs around the farm housi
and barn on rainy days with hammer and
nails , is every whit as good a carpente
as the expert Journeyman who learned hi
trade years ago ; J m Smith , who has ac
quired a smattering of law in his uncle'i
office at Chatham Four Corners , Is every
whit as good a la.wyar as Mr. Choate ; Dlclt
Jones , who uovor. Bat in a boat until this
summer , Is every..whit as good an oarsman
as Boh Cook or CdUrtney. Teaching doesn1
count , the amateur'oquals the professional
the beginner and -the veteran are on thi
same footing. Was * there over a more preposterous
posterous contention ?
In camp , on the march , in action an < !
after the actlonr-tho American regular ii
a better soldier ttdiP the equally brave bu1
not so well InstrWtMand disciplined Amer
lean volunteer.8lilS"is , wo fully believe ,
the very best talillnr now wearing a uni
form anywhere In the world. He has no
had anything Ilko justice at the hands o
the war corresglnjQnts this summer h
never gets it and he Is not getting any
thing like his fair share of the oountry'a
thanks and welcome now the war Is over.
We are glad that General Young haa at
last spoken up for him. "Hero the SOT-
vonty-flrst New York and the Second Mas
sachusetts have been simply gorged with
delicacies , " says the gallant and just-
minded officer ; "they have In fact more
than they can use , while the. poor regulars ,
who fought so well and suffered so much
without compHInt , have been overlooked.
Nobody has given them a thought and they
have not had a thing but government ra
tions elnco they landed. "
It's a shame that they should have been
treated so. It's ingratitude and worse If
anything CAD be worse. The regulars de
serve quite as well at our hands as the
blue jacket ! of the navy. We are doing
ourselves A wrong when we Blight and
neglect them. , * *
iTIM : ( ( > ( ) iussio.\Ai. rir.i.n.
Nlobrnra 1'loncor ( rep. ) ! The nomination
of Judge Robinson by the dcmocrnts nnd
populists , without Dlxon and Ccdnr populists -
lists nnd the silver republicans , Is looked
upon ns a good omen for the success of the
republican nominee for congress.
Central City Republican ( rep. ) : At the
republican j-ongn-sslonal convention held at
Norfolk Judge W. V. Norrls of Wayne was
nominated by acclamation. Ho Is ono of
the very strongest men In the district end
has a most distinguished nnd honorable rec
ord. Ills race will bo phenomenal and no
Tekamah Herald ( rep. ) : Judge Maxwell's
defeat la the Norfolk convention ( or nomi
nation for congress must have been accom
plished by railroad Influence. All of the
l > apultst county and state conventions
adopted resolutions commending Maxwell's
record , All of the candidates wcro con
ceded the second term except Maxwell.
Wahoo Wasp ( rep. ) : The republican nom
inee for congress In this district , Hon. H.
H. Hlushaw , tins on excellent reputation
where ho is known. Ho Is an able lawyer ,
o genial man and makes warm friends
cosily. He will make a thorough canvass
of the district and the people will have
an opportunity of making his acquaintance.
Holdrege Citizen ( rep. ) : The fusion forces
out In the Third congressional district have
laid out Judge Maxwell hard and dry and
taken up with Judge Robinson , Senator
Allen's low partner. We wonder how many
of the populist papers which howled because -
cause he was defeated for the nomination
for supreme Judge will now shriek about
his last defeat.
ICmerson Enterprise ( rep. ) : The congres
sional convention at Norfolk Tuesday was
harmonious and enthusiastic throughout.
The nomination of Judge Norrls by acclama
tion gives general satisfaction throughout
the district and his chances for election
are exceedingly good. Ho will get every
republican vote and Is more In accord with
the populists than Judge Robinson. Judge
Norrls Is scholarly , eloquent and capable
and will nmko an ideal congressman.
North Plntte Tribune ( rop. ) : That little
8x10 graveyard at Sidney , which congress
man Kern succeeded In having the govern
ment cede to that village , represents Uio
sum total of the legislation secured by the
populist statesmen from this congressional
district in six years past. We trust the
good pcoplo of Sidney will toke excellent
care of that cemetery , Inasmuch as It has
cost the people of the country the sum of
$30,000 In salaries paid to Kcm and Greene.
Hastings Tribune ( rep. ) : The republicans
of the Sixth congressional district met In
convention at Broken How Wednesday and
nominated Norrls Brown of Kearney as
their candidate for congress. That settles
It. Wo can sec Bill Greene's finish , for
with an opponent like Brown , Bill Greene
won't have any more show than a rabbit.
Brown will bo the next man to represent
the Sixth district hi congress , and he'll do
It , too , with credit to himself and his
party. He's a winner from the word go.
Seward Reporter ( rep. ) : The nomination
of E. H. Hlnshaw by the republicans of
this' district for congress Is giving excellent
satisfaction. Mr. Hlnsbaw Is recognized ev
erywhere as a strong , clean and able man
who will give the district first-class rep
resentation in the national house of repre
sentatives. He is a strong campaigner and
makes friends wherever ho goes. The people
ple of thla district will make no mistake In
electing him to assist the national adminis
tration In handling the great questions that
will bo before the next congress.
Leigh World ( rep. ) : Judge Norrls was the
logical candidate for congress In this dis
trict and -will whip Law Partner Robinson
out of his boots. The Judge IB a pollshec
orator , a deep thinker , clear headed ,
Christian gentleman and withal a good cam
paigner. His republicanism is unquestlonei
and his loyalty to friends ono of the markci
characteristics of the man. Where he li
best known ho Is best loved not always by
the scheming politician , but surely by the
masses. The voters of this district wll .
make no mistake in electing Judge Norrls
Callaway Courier ( rep. ) : Judge Norrls
Brown of Kearney was nominated for con
gressman by the republicans of this dlstrlc
at Broken Bow Tuesday. There was no
other candidate and Judge Brown was nom
Inated by acclamation. The nomination Is
a good one. Mr. Brown Is n young man In
the vigor and prime of life. He Is a man ul
spotless private character , a lawyer of abll
Ity and a brilliant and forcible speaker
Ho was elected county Judge of Buffalo
county a year ago in the face of some 1,500
populist majority , which Is an ondorsenien
from his neighbors that speaks vo'lumes
He will glvo Bill Greene a good race am
for the good name of this district wo hope
ho will bo elected.
Stanton Picket ( rop. ) : The nomination
of Judge Norrls to congress by acclamation
Tuesday was a surprise to no one. It wa
an expected termination of commonly ex
pressed republican sentiment. The demam
of the party and of many voters of othe
parties was for his nomination and will now
be for his election , and the convention by it.
action simply conceded to public demand
but to their credit lot It bo said that i
was n. pleasurable compliance with publli
demands. Judge Norrls will make an idea
candidate. Ho Is liberal rather than parti
san In his political views , which fact wil
certainly gain him some votes from the op *
position. Ho Is a man of high moral character
actor , broad minded , has clear-cut ideas am
ia an excellent orator nnd makes votes as
a campaigner. If elected ho will make an
ideal congressman and the chances are gooi
for his election.
Crete Vldetto ( rep. ) : The echo of the
pop state convention , which extolled Max
well , Stark , Greene and Sutherland , to the
stars , had scarce dl d out when the pops ol
the Third district met in convention. Old
man Max vell was on hand for a vindication
and nomination for a second time. Did he
get It ? Not to speak of. The old man was
guillotined In the house of his new made
friends. The pops sat down on Maxwell
and endorsed Judge Robinson , a democrat.
The free silver republicans went home as
mad as March hares , swearing all manner ol
vengeance. They have allied themselves
with the pops who turned the whole dish
over to the democrats. How will wo free
silver republicans of Nebraska have a vole *
in making the laws of the land , ono delcgat
Inquired ? Wo give you a sop In the llou-
tenant governor , retorted a democrat , and
that's more than you are entitled to ac
cording to your votes ,
Kearney Hub ( rep. ) ; As was anticipated
Norrls Brown of this city was nominated
at Broken Bow on Wednesday as the repub
lican caudidato for congress In the Sixth
congressional district. The present incum
bent of that high office , Hon. W. L. Greene
will not need an introduction to his con
gressional competitor. W. L. Greene and
Norrls Brown are neighbors. They know
each other intimately , and one thing the
present Incumbent has doubtless observec
Is that his competitor ban always travelei
under a lucky star. The next congressman
knows the retiring congressman "just tiki
a book , " and has an intimate acqualntanci
with Congressman Greene's entire politico
record , whether aa a private agitator , i
demagogue on the bench , or a cnlamlt ;
howler In congress , that will raiike the cam
palgn decidedly Interesting when they lock
horns In deadly debate. There Is no man
in Nebraska better equipped for Just such
a campaign as will bo required than Nor
rls Brown. There 1s no man In Nebraska
better equipped for a useful congressional
I career than Norrls Brown. There la no
I person who can be elected to congress from
[ this itate who will take higher rook than
Norrln Brown. It can bo safely predicted
that right from the start lie will trot even
In the name claim with Dolllvcr nnd Mer
cer , two of the most popular congressmen
In the west. And , of course , it gocii with
out raying that the Sixth district will con
sider It good sense to elect such tx person ,
whn will not only represent the district
well r.nd acquit himself with credit , but
wfll have a standing with the putty In
power that will be of benefit to his con
stituents In many wnyn.
West Point Hcpubllcan ( rep. ) ! Receiving
the congressional nomination , at Norfolk ,
Tupstlny evening Is the best criterion of the
standing of the venerable judge among the
people of this section. Ho seemed to be
the logical candidate with everybody , nnd
the unanimity of opinion augurs well for
the success of the republican -party In the
Third congressional district. Judge Norrls
has n larger personal acquaintance In this
district than any one we know of , nnd they
all love- him for his purity of character , his
love of Justice and his great Intellectual
attainments. His eloquence ns an orator
will maku him a power lu congress , it
York Tlmca ( rep. ) : There can bo no
question that the selection of Mr. Hln
shaw was a wise one , nnd his election In
the district IB as coed ns assured. He is
n. man of ability and great personal power ,
and his cnnvnss of the district will bo ex
ceedingly etronc. Ho has the entire confi
dence of nil who know him , whuthcr re
publican or populist , and will gain In confi
dence as he advances In acquaintance. Every
community with which he becomes ac
quainted will be Inspired with respect nnd
confluence niul the pcoplo of the district
will feel that If he is elected they wil\ \ again
bo lepresented in congress by a man who
will inspire the confidence and respect of his
colleagues , it is strongly written in the
hearts of this pcoplo that they ought to
stand by the administration of the war , that
It has been supremely wise nnd discreet and
that they will endorse the republican ad
ministration by voting the republican ticket.
This feeling Is very strong In York county
nnd will pervade the entire state.
Norfolk Journal ( rep. ) : The harmony of
the republican congressional convention In
selecting Hon. W. P. Norrls of Wayne ns
a candidate for representative In congress
from the Third district augurs well for the
success of the ticket atthe coming election.
Cvery delegate in the convention realized
that Judge Norris is the strongest man
who could bo put up and his nomination
came to him by acclamation , not o dissent
ing vote being heard nor another name be
lug mentioned. In these modern days of
politics such a scene of single purpose as
was enacted In the convention Is seldom
witnessed nnd Is unprecedented in this dis
trict , nearly every meeting of a body of
delegates having to choose between n largo
list of aspirants. From this convention no
ono will go home dissatisfied and there are
no wounds to ho healed. Judge Norrls be
ing the choice of the whole convention , all
will return to their homes keen to take up
the work for their candidate and the sue
cessful Issue of the campaign is assured.
l OLITICAb ST11AWS.
I eigh World : What is there about a
man like Poynter to commend him to the
confidence of the people ? One who -wll
sacrifice principle to secure political prefer
ment is by no means a lit person to
hold such an Important place as governo :
of the commonwealth.
Clay Center Sun : Judas sold his Master
for thirty pieces of silver and then wen
and hanged himself. Poynter bartered his
life-long convictions for democratic votes
nnd will be hung up as a warning to future
politicians to cast not honor at the feet of a
pandering political party.
Ord Times : Hero is a question : Heretofore
toforo ono of the strong planks In the pop
ullst platform was ngalnst passes. They
always yelled "A pass Is a bribe. " It has
been proven , and populists don't deny It
that the present state officers all accepted
the bribes by the handful and used them
and asked for more. The said bribe takers
have all been renotnlnotcd. Now the ques
tlon Is , What will the pcoplo do ?
Hastings Tribune : Nebraska democrats
are lying in a bed of thorns. Their leaders
hitched them up with a balking horse an
now they are at a standstill. Even if sue )
n thing like the election of Poynter wer
possible It would not bcncrtt the democrat
one lota , for they would still be the popu
list tool. Nebraska populists are wily am
they are using the democrats for catspaw
to draw the chestnuts from the fire.
Hastings Record : Roughly and yet con
servatlvely estimated the populist state oin
dais and their attendants have cnjoyei
railroad favors in the form of free passe ;
to a grcter extent than any other known
brand of politicians , using in the vlclnlt
of 800,000 miles of transportation during
the last two years. In tne teeth of thcl
declaration that they would destroy thi
pass they carried and denounce It foreve
afterward as a "bribe , " the state JIOUBI
was practically abandoned last Tuesday by
the officials , deputies and clerks who wcri
enjoying the privilege of rising freo. Tak
the pass away from a populist nnd he wll
suffer from the effects of spasmodic asthm
and attending aliments.
Crete Vldetto : D. A. Gilbert , the demo
pop candidate for lieutenant governor , has
political record. Ho went to York as a demo
crat. but soon after allied himself with th 3
republican party. After repeated attempts h
succeeded In getting nominated and electee
to the legislature. Ho went homo and wa
defeated for rcnomlnatlon. Ho became sou
and soon after announced himself as a frc '
silver republican. He was nominated by th 3
fuslonists for the legislature and while hli
colleague , Mr. Zimmerman , was elected , Gil
bert was defeated and received the leas
number of votes of any man on any ticket
Ho takes special delight in talking agalns
capitalists and corporations and still ho f
the attorney for the First National ban
and also attorney for the Kansas City &
Omaha railroad. His brother has three time ;
been a candidate for office , once a democrat
once as a populist and once by petition , bu
gained a defeat each time. Gilbert is
daisy and the people of York won't do
thing to him.
Central City Republican : Leading pope
cratlo editors admit that their state official
have nrado mistakes. They admit that th
governor made a mistake In accepting Jl.BO
for house rent and that opening and alterln.
the elucllon returns in the office of the secretary
rotary of state was a mistake. And they at
tempt to excuse these so-called mistakes b ;
citing the cases of certain republican official
who stole something. We have no excuse t
make for thieves , whether republican o
otherwise. They must each take their medl
cine and the crime of ono does not excua
that of another. Each must stand on hi
own record. Bo ho republican or popocrai
ho who makes Uio kind of mistakes the prcs
eut popocratlc officials admittedly hav
made is unfit to hold any office. The pre
sumption Is not that they will not mak
others , but that they have made and wi :
make those as great or greater than th
ones wo know of. Republican and pope
cratlc candidates alike must run on their
own merits and not on the merits or de
merits of others.
I'KUHONAI , AND OTIIIJIIWISH.
Theatrical companies In Mexico must
play everything they advertise or pay a
Blanco is still determined that no Ameri
can newspaper correspondents shall play
in his yard.
Mark Twain writes that "It feels BO good
to be out of debt that I have canceled a
number of lecture engagements in Au-
trAlln. I hiivp no recpcct for mnn who
goes about robbing the public on the plat
form unless hn 1s In debt. "
Joseph Jefferson , not long ngo , wrote n
check for $2 upon a piece of birch bark In
the mountains because he had no paper with
him , The bank \\hlch cashed the check
now tins It framed niul hanging on the wait.
Colonel John Jacob Astor denies that ho
Is the altruist that report tins uinitc him
out to be. He has not tried to get his
taxes raised nor has ho mapped out a co
lossal plan of philanthropic enterprises. Ho
Is willing to bleed for his country , but not
in that way.
President McKlnlcy has become a pip *
smoker ; Attorney General Grlggs chews to
bacco , privately ; Postmaster General Smith
smokes cigarettes ; Secretary Cage smokes
cigars nnd chows tobacco ; Secretary Algor
Is an Inveterate smoker. The abstainer *
of the cabinet ore Secretaries Day , Bliss and
Here appears to be n sign for the young
emperor of Germany. At the Plattdents-
cher Fest In New York last Tuesday te-
rcopllcon portraits of Dewey nnd other of
our heroes were wildly cheered ; so was a
portrait of Emperor William I of Germany ,
but when n picture of the present Gorman ,
ruler was shown It was greeted with hiss *
I'OMSIIKI ) I'Ol.VI'KHS.
Washington Star : "I dorsn' b'llvo In good
or bad luck , " said Undo Kbcn , " 'cejitln' ter
dls extent. Kf n innu' born wlf noimo hu'a
lucky , uml' ef ho'a born wlfout he's hoe
Detroit Journal : "The renl patriot , " re
marked tin- Observer of Men and Things ,
"can swell us to his bosom with pride , with
out getting his head seriously Involved. "
Chicago Hccord : "Tho Blnksea must buy
everything on the Installment plan , "
"What makes you think so ? "
"I beard Jimmy Hlnks ask Mi father
whether their new buby would bo taken
away if they couldn't keep up the pay
Cincinnati Enquirer : "Wullaco : "I notlco
you alwayo say 'tbo Hume. ' when asked to
drink. Why Is it ? "
Colonel Baxter : "It is the natural con
Buhvatlsm of a gentleman , Bah. "
Chicago Tribune : "What do you know
about war ? " arrogantly asked the curbstone -
stone statesman. "You never took part In
a battle ! "
"I had a hand In the nffnlr nt Santiago ! "
replied with equal arrogance the factory
owner , whoso most trusted operative had
volunteered and gone to the front.
Washington Star : "I never saw anybody
so frightened ns that American eoldlor
was ! " exclaimed the Spaniard.
"Were you the cause of hlH fright ? "
"I should say so ! As Boon ns he caught
sight of mo and my men lie was scared half
to death for fear we'd run so fust ho
couldn't capture us. "
Detroit Journal : The poster milk maid
minced posterity forward.
"I don't like this , " muttered the posten
cow , aside , "but I can't kick. "
Kor the artist had boldly omitted the second
end joint of the beast'H leg ; to have donn
otherwise would bo mere copying , nnd no *
Chicago Post : "Your father doesn't know
anything about artillery , does ho ? " ho
asked , apropos of nothing in particular.
"Not exactly , " she replied , looking at tha
clock , "but on occasions I've known his
boot to mnko a llrst-cluss substitute for a
rapid fire gun. "
However , he didn't wait to test it.
COMHAUBS OF THIS KLONDIKE.
Joaquln Miller In San Francisco Examiner ,
Have you , too , banged nt the Chllkoot ,
That storm-locked gate to the golden
Thcso thunder-built steeps have words built
And whether you prayed or whether you
'Twero one , where it seemed that an oath
were a prayer.
Seemed that God couldn't care ;
Seemed that God wasn't there !
Have you too , climbed to the Klondike ?
Hast talked as a friend to the ilve-horncd
With mucluc sheen and with tolsplke
Hast bared gray head to the golden bars ,
Those heaven built bars , when morning la
Hast drank with the Maiden Morn ,
From Klondike's golden born ?
Hast read , low voiced , by the north lights
Such sermons ns never men say ?
Ilnst sat and sat with the midnights
That sit and that sit all day ?
Hast heard the Iceberg's boom on boom ?
Ilnst heard the silence , the room ?
The glory of God ? the gloom ?
Then come to my Sunland , my soldier ;
Aye. coma to my heart , and to stay ; >
For better crusade or bolder
Bared never breast to the fray.
And whether you prayed or whether you
You dared the best nnd worst
That ever brave man durst. '
PHILADELPHIA , Aug. 29 , ISO ? . The
town Is nil agog over the International
cricket matches played hero today and to
morrow between the United States club and
a picked Canadian team. Great games nro
looked for , as it is a contest between cham
. v/ M
' "V"1 -
"It is past all contro
versy that what costs
dearest is , and ought
to be , most valued. "
It is not necessary that the
cost shall be in money however.
Whatever costs pains is like
wise valuable accordingly.
It is so with good clothing
ours for example. It is valua
ble because it is so well made ,
being designed with taste , made
by skillful tailors and finished
quite in the custom-made style.
Before the fall styles are dis
played we are closing out all
that remains of the summer suits
for men and boys at prices that
represent hardly more than the
actual cost of making. It is an
unusual opportunity *
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