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People who want to keep abreast of
British politics will do well to keep an
Bye on Lord Bosebery. .
If Bryan bad only known tbat Cleve
land bad also been Invited to tbat Til
den Jubilee, would be have deigned even
to send bis regrets?
For once The Bee agrees with J. B.
Kitchen in bis conclusion that grinding
taxes to sharpen political axes is not
good politics In the long run.
We wait with bated breath for tbe
return attack on John L. Webster's sec
ond elucidation of the hidden beauties
of the Declaration of Independence.
From tbe number of telephone bills
Introduced Into the Iowa legislature
there must be a surplus of talk charge
able to overproduction In fhe Hawkeye
Chief - Donahue's crusade against
"until daylight" publio dancing was
Bounties Inspired by an anxiety to pre
vent young people from catching cold
after midnight '
If Fighting Joe Wheeler were still on
fleck In the bouse be would doubtless
have Jumped into tbe breach with a hot
reply to the gallery play of bis name-
lake, Wheeler of Kentucky.
Hot water and hot sand may serve the
purpose for midwinter foundations of
the Union Pacific sbopsbut hot air In
midwinter and midsummer creates that
tired feeling for tbe patrons of the
If Marconi's wireless telegraphy could
only connect Omaha with tbe Platte
river canal and power plant it would.
oore a prompt and lasting victory ver
the slow-going processes on which tbe
promoters have been relying up to date,
. Governor Taft asserts as a result of
his observation that 90 per cent of the
Filipinos are too Ignorant to sit on a
)ury. Taking the standard of jurors as
they usually run, this Is the severest ar
ralgnment tbat has yet been laid against
our new wards.
Pat Crowe has a right to claim
place a few rounds higher up the ladder
than those Bulgarian brigands. When
Crowe's demand for ransom was met
be' promptly executed his part of the
bargain by releasing the hostage like au
The county board has adopted a reso
lution notifying the various county offl
cers and department heads to cut their
garment according to their cloth and If
they need any more cloth they will have
to step up to the counter run by the
county board for a fresh supply.
People who read signs In the stars
uaj so In the postponement of the
meeting of . the Nebraska Exposition
torn ml salon called to block out plans for
the state's participation In the St Louis
world's fair a forerunner of tbe post
ponement of tbe fair Just to give Ne
braska plenty of time to get ready.
On the same principle that a man'
shirt Is nearer to him than bis overcoat,
the question of Just distribution of tax
burdens here in Omaha concerns us
great deal more vitally than the ques
tion whether the Tagalogs should rule
tbe other races In the Philippines or. tbe
Americans should rule the Tagalogs.
For the health department to Issue
precautionary proclamations Is all right
but they should be followed up with a
more - stringent enforcement of the
health refutations. Omaha Is naturally
a healthy community, with tbe best of
climatic conditions and municipal sani
tation, and If the people will only do
their share no difficulty will be encoun
tare - -
A BRIEF EXPLANATION..
When the yellow Journals and
frensled swashbnrklers -.were shouting
themselves hoarse for war In the spring
of 1808, they stigmatized everybody who
favored a peaceable settlement of the
Cuban conflict as an enemy of freedom.
After the war was over all who opposed
expansion beyond the Tactile were de
nounced as "little Americans." The re
buke then administered by The Bee to
tbla exhibition of Intolerance is now
quoted by the World-Herald, which was
one of the most virulent among the yel
low Journals of the war period, with A
demand tbat Mr. Rosewater answer the
Question why be denounces as dema
gogues, mountebanks and Inspired Igno
ramuses those who protest against the
administration's Philippine policy.
The Bee has never dodged an Issue nor
does It propose to run away from Its
record. The Bee opposed the acanlsltlon
of Hawaii when President . Harrison
sought to annex it. It opposed the at
tempt to fores war upon the country
for the liberation of Cuba, believing that
Cuban .Independence could.be bought
cheaper with money. Tl Bee did not
favor the acquisition of tli Philippines
while the treaty of peace was pending
before the senate. In contrast with the
World-Herald, which urged the demo
crats and populists In the senate to
ratify the treaty, The Bee pointed out
the Inevitable1 consequences of the
treaty namely, the permanent annexa
tion of the Islands with all the burdens
and responsibilities the United States
would have to assume. After the treaty
was raffled, nothing remained for loyal
American citizens but to uphold the
president and congress In carrying out
the letter and spirit of the treaty and in
restoring peace In the Philippines and
protecting the lives and property of all
In this course The Bee has been con
sistent, as well as outspoken. The time
for talking independence for the Fili
pinos was before the transfer of sov
ereignty in the islands to' the United
States. Those who were parties to the
ratification of the treaty and those who
favored ratification have no right now
to assail the 'president or congress for
discharging the duties Imposed on them
under the trtaty. And those who invoke
the memory of Abraham Lincoln to stir
up rebellion and sedition In the islands
and foment discontent at home for
political ends are demagogues and
mountebanks, If not something worse.
They know their clamor can do no
good to the Filipinos, and they know that
there can be no Independent Filipino
republic before the Filipinos are able to
ci vil Bcnrice reform extension.
The announcement by the postmaster
general that hereafter fourth class post
masters will not be removed from office
except for Inefficiency or misconduct and
that the department will no longer con
sider these places as political patronage.
will be heartily approved by the 75,000
postmasters of tbe fourth class through
out the country. It will also have the
very general approval of the friends of
civil service reform, who will regard It
as a very, proper application of the re
form which can hardly fall to have a
good effect It Is quite in accord with
the president's views' respecting the
merit system and nndoubtedly to him
belongs the credit of this departure from
the old policy. Indeed, It Is noted that
when Mr. Roosevelt was a member of
tbe civil service commission be often
discussed tbe Idea of placing the fourth
class postofflces under the civil service
rules, but It then seemed a task too
great to be undertaken. Conditions are
now more favorable for such a change
It Is not contemplated to make the
pew regulation strictly applicable to
cases where senators or representatives
have already asked for changes in
fourth class postofflces. It Is stated not
to be the Intention of the department to
run counter to senators and representa
tlves in carrying the new policy into
execution. Therefore where changes
have been contemplated, or where there
are promises outstanding to make
changes, the department will give them
full and fair consideration. Whenever
a senator or representative hereafter
shall call at the department to urge a
change In a fourth class office the new
policy will be called to his attention and
he will be urged to allow the depart
ment plan to proceed In its own way, i
It is to be expected that the spoilsmen
will kick vigorously against this change,
but It Is said that the president and
postmaster general expect It to meet
with all the encouragement necessary
to establish it successfully and per
manently. The civil service reform
principle has encountered opposition
from the spoils politicians at every step
of Its progress and there is still a goodly
number or such politicians. They mani
fest their hostility to' the : reform at
every session of congress. Only two
days ago a United States senator de
clared tbat he Is opposed to the system
from start to finish. But the principle
has the support of lutelligent public
opinion and it will assuredly get no set
back from the present administration.
President Roosevelt being one of its
strongest and firmest friends.
' The rule that fourth class postmasters
will not be removed except for Inef
ficiency or misconduct Is reasonably ex
pected to prove of benefit to the service.
It Is believed that its effect will be to
Induce fourth class postmasters to exer
cise greater care and take more Interest
In the service, thus conducing to more
efficiency. At all events, the postal ser
vice cannot suffer any injury from the
new policy, while It U a very notable
extension of the civil service reform.
principle. Reducing the number of of
fices that have served for political pat
ronage to the extent of 75,ouO la a tir
cuuistance of more than ordinary in
The hot-spurred Edgar Howard hurls
the opprobrious epithet "ingrate" at the
J noble form of former United States Sen-
ator William V. Allen In response to the
letter's repudiation of the Hon. T. Jef
ferson as the only and exclusive origi
nator and patentee of tbe self-evident
truths of man's eqnallty in tbe enjoy
ment of natural rights. Unless the
distinguished ex-senator quickly Joins
in the assiduous cult of democracy's
patron saint and sees the glorious light
that shines in the red hair of the sage of
Montlcello, be may take due warning
tbat no future honors are in store for
him that must be bad with democratic
."VO StMPATBETIC PROSECUTION.
The trial of the late state treasurer,
J. B. Meserve, who was Indicted by the
Douglas county grand Jury for the em
bezzlement of state funds, Is set for next
Thursday. Former Attorney General
Smyth, who has been retained to defend
Mr. Meserve, has given it out that be
proposes to waive all technicalities on
behalf of his client and confidently ex
pects to secure his acquittal by an Im
partial Jury. County Attorney Shields,
who will conduct the prosecution, has
cited witnesses and sent for papers and
records to substantiate tbe charges and,
so far as appearances go, proposes to
vindicate the law.
There is, however, well grounded ap
prehension that the preparations of tbe
county attorney are a mere prelude for
a judicial farce. It is an open secret
that the county attorney and his assist
ants made every effort to convince the
grand Jury of the Impropriety and In
justice of presenting an indictment
against Mr. Meserve. It is a matter of
notoriety that they disapproved the ac
tion of the grand Jury after falling In
their obstructive tactics. It is a matter
Of notoriety, too, that the county attor
ney Is just as much in sympathy with
Mr. Meserve as the former attorney gen
eral, and, while he may make a showing
as prosecutor, bis heart will not be In
the work, and when a man's heart is not
in bis work he seldom, If ever, succeeds.
No honest man would desire Mr.
Meserve to be convicted unless bis guilt
can be established beyond a reasonable
doubt It is, however, due to the people
of Nebraska as well as to Mr. Meserve
tbat his'trlal should not be a jug-handled
effort in which the prosecutor and de
fense play a pre-arranged part in a dra
While the amount of public funds al
leged to have been embezzled by Mr.
Meserve is comparatively small, the es
sence of the crime with which he is
charged is absolutely the same as tbat
for which Joseph S. Bartley was con
vlcted and sentenced to a twenty-year
term. When Mr. Meserve accepted the
position of state treasurer he assumed
all of the grave responsibilities devolv
lng upon the custodian of public funds
for the state of Nebraska. With the ex
ample set by his predecessor and with
the full knowledge of Its consequences.
Mr. Meserve should have been the last
man to appropriate public funds for prl
vate aiu, especially the patrimony- of
the school children of Nebraska. It was
not merely his duty to turn over every
dollar of the principal that came Into
his possession, but every dollar of Inter
est pafd to film by banks, whether they
were official depositories or not.
If ex-Treasurer Meserve can make a
convincing showing that he has com
piiea witn ail these obligations, he
should be exonerated. . But an exon-
eratlon secured through Incompetent or
negligent prosecution will not vindicate
him in the eyes of the people of Ne
braska. While a speedy trial Is granted
by the constitution to every person ac
cused of crime, there Is no reason why
the trial of Mr. Meserve should be.
rushed. He is at large and cannot suffer
serious loss or Inconvenience by reason
PKOTrCT THIS BOMB IND U8TRY.
The duty of congress to protect the
American sugar industry was strongly
urged by Senator Mitchell of Oregon in
a speech In the senate last week. He
declared that congress should not strike
down an agricultural Industry like that
of beet sugar, in which, on tbe faith of
the pledge of protection given by the
United States many millions of dollars
have been Invested an Industry which,
if compelled now to compete with the
more than 1,000,000 tons of sugar tbat
will soon be produced annually la Cuba
must Inevitably be driven to tbe wall
and out of existence. He asked why
congress, while turning a sympathetic
ear to tbe Cuban sugar planters, should
not have some consideration for Ameri
can farmers who cultivate sugar beets,
Let us," said Mr. Mitchell, "give
helping hand to the agriculturist as
well as to tbe manufacturer; to the men
who toil on the farm, as well as to those
who work in the shop; to tbat poor,
struggling portion of humanity who go
from their bumble bomes to their dally
toll with the rising of tbe sun, as well
as those who dwell In parlors of
luxury." He said that the tapld de
velopment of the beet sugar Industry,
under the fostering care of the protec
tive tariff, fully Justifies the estimates
that are made that if properly protected
this Industry will in the near future, at
least Inside of the next ten years, lead
to the annual cultivation of about 3,000,
OtM) acres of beets, giving employment
to over 300,000 people, who will receive
more than 1100,000,000 annually In
wages, and furnishing opportunity for
profitable Investment to the extent of
over $500,000,000 in capital.
Senator Mitchell contended that plac
ing Cuban, sugar on the free list or
largely reducing tbe duty would not
benefit the American consumer. With
duty removed or materially reduced the
market will be controlled absolutely by
tbe sugar trust, which after procuring
the raw sugar at Its own price will fix
a price on tbe refined article to be pur
chased by tbe great body of America
consumers. No one can doubt this who
knows -SDjthlDg about the character
and methods of the sugar trust. ' Its
attitude In this matter has reference
wholly to Its own sggrandisement. The
trust understands that It has but one
competitor, the beet sugar Industry. If
It can destroy that the market will be
completely In Its hands and the con
sumers of sugar must pay whatever
price the trust shall ask. Neither would
the Cuban producers be much If any
benefited, for they also would be largely
t the mercy of the trust
It is not yet clear what will be done
by congress In regard to this matter.
The subject will. It Is said, soon be dis
cussed In a conference between Presi
dent Roosevelt and republicans leaders
In congress, when probably a decision
to what should be done v411 be
reached. As Is well known, the presi
dent Is very earnestly In favor of some
concession and It Is said tbat most of
the republican congressional leaders are
In accord with him. The perplexing
question Is as to how far concession can
go without being disastrous to the home
Industry. The certain thing In the situ
ation Is, that Cuban sugar and tobacco
will not be given free admission to the
John N. Westberg in his capacity as a
private citizen has entered . complaint
with John N. Westberg as a member of
tbe Advisory board against the Dodge
street motor cars and we may confi
dently predict that John N. Westberg
sitting In Judgment on the Advisory
board will order the street railway com
pany to furnish a more commodious
equipment for Private Citizen Westberg
as he Journeys from the city hall to his
borne in tbe Sixth ward. This threatened
collision between a man in his capacity
as a private citizen and the same man in
his capacity as a public officer might
have been avoided but for the stupid
provision In the city charter prohibiting
city officers from traveling on street
railway passes. These observations
should not be considered by the street
railway company or by the public as an
apology for the poor car service on the
Dodge street line.
The tendency among the great Ameri
can universities to seek locations where,
although within ,tbe confines of large
cities, they niay yet have room to grow
and enjoy comparative isolation, is seen
again in the determination of Johns
Hopkins university to abandon its pres.
ent site In the heart of Baltimore for
one in the near suburbs of that city.
The removal of Columbia university
from the center of New York City to
the newer residence section a few years
ago showed that an established institu
tion of higher education could not only
be transplanted with safety, but with
good results from the standpoint of ex
pansion. It win doubtless take several
years yet before Johns Hopkins univer
sity will be boused. In it new home, but
when once there a new period of growth
for It may confidently be expected.
If the salaries of our federal Judges
are increased according to the proposal
already endorsed by the senate, it may
be safely accepted as settled that tbey
will never be reduced again. The fed
eral constitution expressly prohibits con
gress from diminishing the compensa
tion of members of the Judiciary during
the terms for which they are appointed,
tbe object being to prevent the infliction
of punishment In the nature of a fine by
congress reducing their salaries to get
even for some objectionable decision
they might render. The result however,
is that once raised, judicial salaries
must stay up, for the judges would
quickly declare unconstitutional any leg
islation seeking to take part of their
stipend away from them.
Unless tbe drotnio whom the Douglas
County Democracy has projected Into
the congressional arena can be Induced
to step down from the second-story sanc
tum to the ground floor business office
to arrange the differences between him
self and the dromlo whom the Jacksoni
ans have In mind for the same position
during the coming campaign, tbe con fu
sion lets of this district may discover
that two bodies cannot occupy the same
space at the same time.
Ss Corners that Fall.
The collapse of ths last D Wet corner
reminded us quite forcibly of th grain
operations of young Mr. Phillips.
Frleaaly After the Ficht.
In ths new treaty of amity the United
States and Spain ar shaking bands after
th late unpleasantness. And long may this
hearty handshake be registered In the mem
ory of both nations!
Fronts f the Trade.
Mr. Brodrlck has stated to ths House of
Commons that 444,088 horses have been
bought by the British gavernment for ths
war, of which 77,101 came from ths United
States and 11.864 from Canada. At the
average price glvea of $140 to $150. Amerl
can horse breeders have had a good time
of it but It has been death to th horses.
Aaotfcer Myth Exploded.
From Austria, Francs and Italy w re
celved a hostility more or less open. From
England ws received a hostility veiled
under pretense of friendship. Th British
myth with which w bare been regaled for
the last three years that England was the
our only friend In Europe Is thus exploded.
To comment upon this fact would be super-
fluoua. Th lesao is too old to require
Fitted for the Task.
Complaint Is mads that out there in th
Philippines army officer perform many, of
th functions of civil administration, to tbe
exclusion of civilians. -Why not? When tbe
army officers can perform this service aa
well or better what Is the use of encum
bering the government with swarms of of
nclals who cannot discharge th least duty
without protection of the military?
Sehl ta th Phlllpataes.
New Tork Tribune.
Ths nubile schools over which the Amsr-
less Bag Is floating la ths Philippines may
not be in actual fact tbe little red school
houses of which w heard so much a taw
years ago, but they seem to be doing an
excellent work la th fac of whatever dif
ficulties and discouragements may b In
evttabl. Many of tbeae schools hsv bee
opened and much progress baa been already
mad la th education snd sollgbUnnieo
of ths children of Ue aaUve.
Bine Mr. Bryan sod his followers can- been the changes since Lincoln was elected
onlted Abraham Lincoln their political
literature has been replete with accusations
and railings against the republican party
for Its alleged abandonment of the teach-
Itgs of Lincoln and the doctrines and poll-
les on which the republican party was
founded. Democratic organs that are ad
vocating about all that Jefferson abhorred,
Jackson detested and Cleveland loathed
Indulge In pathetic, reproaches of the party but anxious, early In 1861, to have a con
In power based on the charge that it has stlttitlonal amendment adopted prohibit-
erred and strayed, like lost sheep, from
the creed of tbe first republican president
statesman who In his life was not In
frequent receipt of democratic praise. Here
is a sample paragraph of democratic origin
which Is having a 11ns run through the
"Nothing Is plainer than tbat tbe repub
lican party has gradually forsaken all ths
ancient landmarks held sacred by Its found
ers. No one can conceive of a doubt being
entertained by Abraham Lincoln as to the Lincoln's mission, ths work to which Lln
fundamental truth that all men were created coin's party addressed Itself, was, as we
wun equal rights, nor as to the possibility
of one man's governing another without his
conaent. MUl UWSS WhO nOW Proclaim
these truths are sneered at by representa
tive republicans as 'small Americans.' "
What are or wers those "ancient land
marks" which the republican party has
gradually forsaken?" What .was It that
called that party Into existence? What
was Its creed. Its "paramount Issue?"
Simply and solely oppoeltlon to the exten-
iou, am tna existence, or slavery, to
prevent the carrying of that Institution
Into territory then free was ths mission of
the republican party, and many of the most
influential democrats in the north left their
party and Joined Lincoln. Seward, Oreeley.
Chase and their associates. Has anybody
forsaken that "ancient landmark?" Al-
though less than half a century old. It
seems ancient so many and so great hsve
REPlBMCAHS DISCUSS FAVORITES.
Hastings Tribune: Tbe Tribune would
not ba surprised In ths least if th friends
of Hon. W. E. Andrews would soon start
movement for his nomination for con
gress In the Fifth district
Superior Journal: Frank A. Dean of Hol-
drege is spoken of quite favorably by some
of the Fifth district papers for the nomina
tion for governor on ths republican ticket
Mr. Dean is a prominent business man of
that city, and Is also Its mayor.
Kearney Hub: Senator Arends of Otoe
and F. M. Wetherald of Thayer ar can
didates for governor. It Is said. It is also
announced that H. H. Wilson of Lincoln
is a candidate. The first two are well
known to most of the state, but the third
party needs an Introduction.
Lyons Sun: Hon. W. O. Sears of Teka-
mah has been prominently mentioned as a
probable candidate for th governorship.
We are not prepared to state Mr. Sears'
attitude toward such a proposition, but we
ar confident that in ability and integrity
the state has no timber superior to btm for
Valentin Republican: The O'Nell Fron
tier announces Judge Klnkald as a candi
date for congress from the Sixth district
and sets forth good and sufficient reasons
why he should be nominated. The Repub
lican heartily endorses the candidacy of
Judge Klnkald and believes that la ..the
dominating sentiment In tbe entire con
gressional district. No man has a mor
valid claim upon th republican nomina
tion than he, and no man would aooie . U
telltgently represent the people of this dis
trict. He Is entitled to and ought to be
given the nomination without opposition.
Columbus Times: Columbus, in present
ing a candidate for congressional honors
tbat is the peer of -all aspirants, to say
tbe least. Is simply the new Columbus way
of being supreme In all things. Dr. Homer
Hansen was born in Logan, O., November
1872. He graduated from the Logan High
school June 1, 1901. After a year's travel
he began tbe study of medicine, and gradu
ated In March, 1895. Located at once in
Platte, county. Paased winter of 1898 at
postgraduate school In New Tork city. In
1900 was six months abroad In schools of
Europe. Received the degree of Master of
Arts from northern Illinois college June 1,
1901. In politics he has always been an
active republican. No better selection could
possibly be mad for a congressman from
this district. It Is unnecessary to state
tbat he Is a thinking, reading, progressive
man, and that this district is, with a good,
clean candidate, positively republican In
this year of grace, 1902, and the Times
believes that Dr. Hansen is the man.
Fremont Tribune: Tbe Lincoln News an
nounces that Lancaster county has In H. H.
Wilson a candldats for ths position of gov
ernor on the republican ticket and that the
candidate in question is such by bis owa
volition and that his candidacy will -be In
dorsed by the republicans of ths county.
But for ths circumstance that th News
speaks for Mr. Wilson and thereby creates
an Impression that he Is a Thompson man
and therefor a Bartley candidate, we would
assume Mr. Wilson's candidacy wa meant
to be an antidote to check a movement In
tbat Influential county In behalf of Governor
Savage. It has been accepted as certain
that hi soms way Bartley's friends would
manipulate the county so as to help the
governor. Ths Tribune, without full knowl
edge of the exact affiliation of Mr. Wilson,
would not wish to commit Itself until It I
well assured he Is not another string to
the Thompson-Savage-Bartley bow. Ths
republicans of this a tat ar In dead earnest
about steering clear of ths smudge and
smirch and disgrace of defalcations. They
don't propose to be steered up any blind
alleys if they know it.
Exeter News: Tbe strong and Independ
ent republican papers of this district. In
counties not having candidates of' their
own, a re almoat unanimously In favor of
th nomination of Hon. Charles II. Sloan
for congress. They recognize this fact
tbat It Is a district containing nearly 200,000
people, with a large number of cities and
villages, and that ths task of making the
campaign Is on that can be safely Imposed
only upon a candidate of large personal
acquaintance and a strong and effective
public speaker. Th district, according to
ths vote last fail, was republican, but tbe
republicans can not sxpsct to win without
a serious fight, aad this year's eonvsntloa
111 be only satisfied with nominating an
able campaigner. They will further demand
that the nominee, when elected, shall have
th mental equipment and ability to suc
cessfully cope vlth th best minds sent to
our national bouse of representatives from
districts that .have heretofore been prudent
In selecting their representatives. These
considerations make Charles II. Sloan of
Geneva the logical candldats In this dis
trict at the coming convention.
Jaalrlal Teat mt Heaas.
Sotomonlan wisdom entered into th mod
adopted by Justice Underwood to determine
whether or not a large quantity of beaas
declared good by th seller and petrified by
the buyer were edible. He cooked them.
For a time tbey resisted the bubbling of
ths water In th presence of th court, but
after a reasonable subjection to th right
temperature turned out mellow aad palat
able with Judgment agalnat the buyer. Tbe
Judicial test of ordeal for the beans by lire
la sot eontemplatad by th statutes, but It
shows ths practical benefit of having house
hold science taught la ths free school.
on that Issu.
As to Lincoln's views on equal rights
and the consent of the governed, let ui
look at the facts of bis official record.
Slavery was certainly a denial of equal
rights and th consent theory. But Mr.
Lincoln respected th constitutional right
In the premises. He and th leaders gen
erally of his party were not only willing.
lng any Interference with slavery in any
stats wherein that Institution existed. But
all that did not wis for Abraham Lincoln
the approbation of democrats. And al
though he continued his efforts to save the
union, without touching slavery, until the
list day of 1862. tber was not th slight
est Indication that the Urn would ever
oomo when th democratlo party would
adopt llm and arraign th republicans on
the charge of having forsaken htm,
have said, to prevent ths extension nf ala.
very. That task was fully accomplished be-
fare T.tnrnln'a Ufa enrt.il Wlin mnA m-hoe.
has th republican party been unfaithful to
th great mission which it was bora to ac
complish? Of course tbat party's record Is not free
from mistakes, and soms of them have
been disastrous to ths country, Its great
est mistake was th enfranchisement of
the ex-slaves, but that was giving some
millions of men a chance to consent ti
the Government that mind h.m n..
as that error was, It la quits defensible
on the equality of right snd consent of
the governed theory. Is It not somewhat
significant that the republican party's
most e.l.mitn,,. hi,,n.. ... ... ... .
to square Its policy with the Declaration
POLITICS Iff THB FUSIOff FOLD.
Rushville Standard: General Victory Vif
quain Is being boomed by his friends as a
candidate for governor of ths reform forces.
Vlfqualn Is a good man, a strong man and
a popular man and should he get the nomi
nation would b supported by all patriotic.
Nebtaskan. But until developments are
adjusted, John C. Sprecher of Schuyler
stands first on the list with this paper.
Madison Mail (ex-Senator Allen): The
recent Ineffectual attempt of th democratic
editors to force the populist party to dis
band will make co-operation more difficult
than ever. Those populists who have
favored co-operation will necessarily be
oome alarmed and be more cautious than
in the past. Th movement was so inex
cusable that it scarcely seems credible that
It was the work of sane men.
Tawnee Chief: The Chief would Ilk to
se a democrat nominated for governor by
the fuslonlsts of Nebraska this year. The
available candidates are not many when
we take Into copslderatlon tbat th man
who Is nominated must be generally known
to the people t be a man who Is absolutely
free from corporation Influence. We be
lieve that C. J. Smyth would come nearer
meeting tbe requirements than any name
yet suggested. The people have confidence
In him and his record with the corporations
Is well known and would meet with aub
stanttal Indorsement war be mad our
candidate for governor.
Pawnee Press: In contemplating pros
pecti. candidate for state officers the
coming fall, on tbe fusion ticket tbe Press
has heArd frequently mentioned for state
treasurer ex-Senator John M. Osborn of
this county. The allied political forces
could nowhere find a mora suitable candi
date nor one of mor strict Integrity than
Mr. Osborn. Hi Interests ar the Inter
ests of tbe masses of the people, of whom
he is one, and his superior ability and
substantial character In every way render
him a proper candidate for this Important
position. With Mr. Osborn as state treas
urer, the people of Nebraska could feel
assured that their financial interests would
be faithfully guarded snd a strict account
given of bis stewardship.
Stanton Register: As a candidate for gov
ernor John C. Sprecher of Schuyler is one
of the strongest men that has been men
tioned. He is fearless In bis advocacy f
right and no on ever knew him to shirk a
duty. His honesty Is unquestioned and his
Integrity and ability Is equalled by few men
In the state. Mr. Sprecher served two terms
In the stat legislaturs and he was easily
one of the brightest men who were elected.
His 1 legislative record Is clean In every
particular. Always perfectly square In his
dealings, as governor he would do right
and punish wrong. Loved and respected by
his friends, his enemies cannot help but
admire his sterling qualities. If the fusion
fore nominate John C. Sprecher no mis
take will be made.
Columbus Telegram: Senator Allen ap
pears In greater fear of democrats than
of republicans. Ths burden of all his song
is a plea to pops to keep away from demo
crats. Once upon a time he did not sing
such a song. Then he was glad to get as
closs to democrats as the law would allow.
He did get close enough to win tbe highest
honors within the gift of democrats hut
now well, there ar no honors in sight
Just now, and so Allen has begun a crusade
against th memory of Thomas Jefferson
and against everything anq everybody beam
ing the democratlo brand. Th Telegram
does not desire to create discord within th
fusion ranks. W sincerely hope that th
democrats and pops can get together this
fall and redeem Nebraska, but It bad Just
as well be understood now as later tbat no
man, be he Senator Allen or another, can
heap insult upon th memory of Jefferson
and still be In political harmony with Ne
braska democrats. The democrat of this
state have treated Senator Allen right. He
has no kick coming,' unless It b th kick of
an Ingrate. ..-
Hw Tbey Ar Bale t B A See tea hy
th Baakraptey Law.
Senator Dolllver of Iowa Is credited with
a determination to try to get the present
bankruptcy law abolished. Hs give as a
reason that it makes It so easy for young
mea t rush 1st debt and then secure a
discbarge in bankruptcy .fist many prevl
usly honest young mea are now borrowing
all they can, with the purpose of appealing
to the bankruptcy law In order to defraud
tbelr creditors. On moral grounds he thinks
that the law should be repealed.
W agree with Mr. Dolltver In the stat.
meat that th preaent bankruptcy law puta
a premium upon dlabonesty by affording no
end of loophole by which dishonorable men
caa escape paying their debts. Ws do not
agre with him as to the practical working
of th law. It really tends to lessen credits
instead of Increasing them. Tim wss wbn
th averags merchant could go to bank and
borrow money for his seeds. Th bankruptcy
law has mightily changed this. Tbe large
banks no longer buy commercial paper.
Soma still accommodate eld and well-tried
customers, but they ar gradully withdraw
ing from these discounts. In ths Isrrs
cities commercial paper, except tbat of
great corporations, is handled to but
small fraction of what was done a few years
ago. la smaller places, where Individual
borrower ar belter known, th change
not so radical, but it Is going ea there.
The bankruptcy law was passed In order to
help credits. In order to secure a federal
engln of collection. It has hurt them, be
cause It makes th wsy of refusing to pay
and of getting a clean dlsrhsri too easy.
The true foundation of rrtdiis is the de
gree of willingness felt by bankers to loan.
For they In th end carry all credit. And
the bankruptcy law has already. In part,
dried Up the confidence of the banking
world In lending money upon commercial
paper and th distrust Is increasing. Ths
result Is that th banks were never so
strong and never made so few losses, but
th small merchant and manufacturer, soft
est many ttmes, suffering th earn as th
dishonest. Is finding the sources of credit
closed and Is going oat of business or being
absorbed Into larger concerns of estab
lished capital and credit
We have no Idea that the present bank
ruptcy law will be abolished or eertouslv
changed. W believe that In some regards
A - ' .
iv ib serving a good purpose, cut a very
different one from what was anticipated by
some of those who ux pec ted muoh from It.
Th exhibition tour of th womaa who
went over Niagara Falls In a barrel, has
been a financial failure.
Dr. Butler, the new president of Colum
bia, is said to have declined fourteen col
lege presidencies before h got th offer
that he wanted.
The chiefs of the fire departments of
Waterbury, Conn., and Faterson, N. J, are
respectively Snagg and Stagg. A hoodoo
must lurk In the combination somewhere.
It is related of Samuel Alvln Soerrv.
who has Just died In Reno county, Kansas,
that he was one of a family of fourteen
children, all of whom lived to be mor
than 76 years old.
Henry Kaytoa, the veteran artist of Bal
timore, has just celebrated bis 93d birth
day. Among hi best works as an artist
wer hi portraits of President John Tyler
and Governor Iredell of North Carolina.
A writer in the London Saturday Review.
speaks of "Mr. Senator Tell of the United
States House of (elected) Lords." This
reference Is undoubtedly to Senator Teller
of Colorado, but is It a Jok or an exhibi
tion of Ignorance f
Sir Conrad Reeves, chief Justice of Bar-
badoes, wbo died a short time ago, was a
mulatto who rose from the humblest social
condition. He began life aa a newspaper
reporter and eventually came to be re
garded a the greatest statesman, ablest
lawyer and most patrlotio of all native
West Indians. At the time of his death
he was 80 years old.
Alphons G. Caron lived aa a clowa for
a quarter of a century, traveling with big
circus shows In this country aad abroad.
Now he has stepped from gay to grav
with a vengeance, having opened an under
taker's establishment uptown In New York.
Caron's father wa a clowa and bis mother
was Zanfretta, known to half of Europe
aa a clever dancer and trapeze performer.
It now appears that Carnegie plagiarized
In choosing for bis epitaph th words:
Here lies a man, who. knew enough to
surround himself with men wiser than hs."
The 1st Emperor Frederick of Germany
made a speech shortly after his father's
death in which he said: "He was a great
man great especially because he knew
how to surround himself with men greater
than he was."
FLASHES OF FIN.
Juda-e: Landlord The rent of this suit
Of rooms Is $M a week. Including water.
Colonel Kentuck How much without th
water? . .... ...... ...... ,i.. .t
Chtcaaro News: Tom But cerhaDS eh
doesn't love you. .,.,
j&ck u. yes, sne does.
Tom How do you know?
Jack When I told her that I had no
money to get married on she offered to
borrow some from her father.
Chics o Tribune: "What kind of souo Is
this?" asked the professor, as the waiter
placed the dish before him. ' -
ut tail, repuea in waiter.
'That's the last Dart -of the ox I'd ever
use for soup," said the professor.
Baltimore American: "As ta my merit."
said the young man who wa asking the
laay a ratner tor ner nana, -you win nav
to take me at my face value.
have to drop In later In the day. Th mar
ket quotations on brass ar not out yet."
Plttsbura- Chronicle: "The Leacu of
American Wheelmen bum lost a large pro
portion of Its membership," said the Obser
In other words. It Is doing considerable
back-pedaling," .added . the Cross-Kyed
Washington Star: "Cholly Cbubbs Is
raising a mustache," said on young
"I hadn t observed It," said th other.
"Probably not. He' raisin- It on his
valet. Not nearly so much trouble and he
can watch It grow."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Ma. ta na
wnat aooutr ' '
'I asked him how th bald caste cot Its
name and be said It was because It dif
fered from the bird of freedom. ' And I
asked how It differed. And he said It dif
fered because the bald eaal was a mar
You so out and tell your lather that
he's a silly old imbecile." ,
Chic so Post: "What are you coin- to
f ive up In Lent?" asked th assistant rec
or. She pondered the matter deeply for a
"I 11 aivs un ons of my encasement
rings," she said at last. "I don't think
It's very nice for a sir I to be encased to
two men In Lent, do you?"
FAVRB MAYDB AKD BRAVE KNY43HT.
W. D. Nesblt In Saturday Evening' Post
Te Fayre Majrfle In ye Palace aarte.
And wept full dolefullle;
With reddened Nose and streaming Ey.
A sorrte syg-hte to see.
Te Brave Knyrhte rode adown y Pyke,
Ryg-hte proude In costlle gears,
But etopt full auddenlle whenas
Her weeping smote nys tsare.
Gadsookea!'' he 'called. "What meane
these weeps? ...
Why sorhe a. mournfull Phis?
Now, marry! I shall resou thee.
For reecuelnse's my bis!.
But fyrste, Fayre Mayde, tell m y woe
That bids me crofs y Moate,
And then I'll make the loye one more,
Else I'm a BUU Goat!"
T Fayre Mayde wept; y Fayr Mayd
'Alas, and laokadaya! t
My Papa la y cruelle manne
Who makes m weep tnis wyi"
'Odsbioode!" ye Brave Knyghte spake nym
"Tnnr Prda ahalla ba tochta
That menne there be who have ye myght
To showe hym what Is what!"
He reyned hys praundng Charger thenne,
And aette hy lance at reste.
Te Kayre Mayde loude dldd wayl agayne:
"My hearts Is sore opprefsed.
I have but tenpe alike dancing Gounes ''
To go uponne my backe;
But turtle Paris bonnettes, and
On costlle Sealesklnn saoqu.
"Fyv golfing suits, syght' walking
Wyth frylle snd furtxilowe"
T Brave Knyghte's sued wold fayn
Te Brave Knyght shoutedde Whoe!"
"Twelve trunkes besyd are Ailed wyth
Y Fayr Mayde dldde deplore, '
"Put Pap cruelle Paps sa ye
II will nott buy m mor.
"But now, syne that yen bravell say
You'll rescue ma. Brave Knychte,
I'll drve my Tearea, well knowings yon
Will see I'm togged out rygbte.
I onlle want "
But suddenn soundes
t'pon her Kare dldde stryke
They were ye HoofebeaKea of y Horse.
Ye Knyghte fled down ye Pyke.
Oh. Maydenne fayre, y Lefaoa Is:
Telle notte ye foolish menne
About ureases tll you r wedd
, , They may pott fie you henn. ,
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