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SeaL ti. B. H UNGATE,
King Edward's bedside Is now the
Tocal point of the world's news.
Hereafter the main show of the fusion
Circus will be pulled off In the demo
The weather man Is admonished to
lake another look at the calendar and
Lurry up the late consignments.
The ocean steamship- combine should
now let its coronation schedule of pas
senger rates down a notch or two.
Our Dave says he is coming straight
to Omaha as soon as congress adjourns.
' What will Atlantic City do without him 7
It la now Dr. Theodore Roosevelt, but
me will continue -to address him as
Tresldent Roosevelt for some time to
Nebraska populists may now enjoy
the rare privilege of serving as hewers
of wood and drawers of water for the
According to latest Information, Mont
Pelee Is still a warm number,-although
public interest in Its indisposition has
perceptibly cooled off.
It will take a "big giant," to say noth
ing of a "little giant," to carry the Ne
braska forces of calamity to victory in
the midst of republican prosperity.
Among the recipients of coronation
honors, Sir Thomas Llpton Is to be a
peer of England. As a true sportsman
he has long ago been voted the peer of
Whenever the franchlsed corporations
fcre willing to compromise on a figure
for their tax assessment we may be sure
that the other taxpayers are getting the
Vorst of It-
King Edward'a coronation festival has
been declared off, but King Ak-Sar-Ben's
coronation carnival will be held
oa schedule time, subject only to the
eta of God.
By the adoption of the conference re
port on the Panama bill, which is sure
to receive the signature of the president.
another of the pledges in the last re
publican national platform Is redeemed
For ways that are dark and tricks
that are vain, the heathen Chinee is
reputed to be peculiar. When it comes
to peculiarity, however, the fusion
statesmen iu Nebraska will not have to
give way to the heathen Chinee.
It was a two-ring show at Grand
Island and tlu continuous performance
lasted twenty-four hours without inter
ruption. Riddle: How long would it
have taken to drop the curtain bad
there been three rings as formerly iu
stead of only two?
If the signs are read aright, a grand
battle is in the air between rival tele
graph companies, and if it is a tight to
a finish it will end only one of two
ways either the strouger will swallow
the weaker or the government will sw al
low both Into a postal telegraph system.
South Dakota populists have sub
tnltted to voluutary merger Into the
democratic corporation of that state
trading off even their separate name
A the bargain for a chance at the spoils.
In Nebraska the absorption merger has
sot yet been completed, but it is well
' Items have been added to the general
deficiency bill before congresa to the
amount of S&iO.OOO to help pay the
deficits of the Buffalo and Charleston
expositions. It rnufct be a gratifying
recollection of all connected with the
Omaha exposition that It Inherited no
deficit with which to waylay congress.
Ft so.y cox rn ion.
The populist and democratic conven
tlons Jtit held at Grand Island, to put
In nomination a state ticket for the com
ing campaign, have afforded a striking
illustration of the confusion of fusion,
The efforts of two conventions, going
through the forms of nominating one
set of candidates to make the race on
two different platforms under two differ
ent nnmrs, which all admit have no
difference In meaning, would be amus
ing If they were not taken so seriously
by those participating In them. That
nothing sustains the maintenance of
two sopnrnte party organizations, except
the lust for spoils and the lioe of each
to get the upiermost In the distribution,
is no longer concealed.
The purpose of fusion Is twofold.
First, each party to the compact Is
struggling to fool the other party Into the
belief that it is furnishing the bulk of
the fusion votes and therefore entitled
to the bulk of the offices; and, second,
both together are endeavoring to fool
the people Into the belief that they are
still really two great political parties
unselfishly Joined together to accomplish
patriotic purposes. We feci safe in ex
pressing the conviction that neither of
these games of deceit can succeed.
As to the ticket aud platforms, they
are precisely what was to be expected
out of a mass of heterogeneous and con
flicting Interests, with no common pur
pose except to divide between them the
patronage of the state government.
While some of the candidates are above
the average In point of personality, on
the whole they are of an Indifferent and
conglomerate character, with no special
fitness for the offices which they seek
which would appeal for support outside
of their own party lines.
Their platforms are radical on nearly
every Issue they touch. Their extreme
partisanship is disclosed In the arraign
ment of the republicans for offenses of
which the fusion officers were equally.
If not more, guilty when they were in
control of the state house. The railroad
tax planks are in line with public senti
ment, but no more bo than the railroad
tax plaBks of the republican platform,
which promise in scarcely less specific
terms to respond to the popular demand.
The issues joined in the platforms will,
of course, call for further discussion as
the campaign progresses.
SV OCCASION FOR COMPROMISE.
The supreme court In the Omaha tax
case laid down a specific and unmistak
able rule by which the value of cor
porate franchises was to be reached In
computing their valuation for assess-
ment purposes. Under that rule the
taxable value of a franchlsed corpora
tion is to be found by adding together
all of the bonds and stocks at their mar
ket quotations and deducting only an
amount equivalent to that returned as
the assessment of Its real estate and
other tangible property.
When the question of revising the as
sessments of these corporations was be
fore the city council a grossly inade
quate valuation was agreed to In the
form of a compromise under the pre
tense of the corporations that a large
part of their property and business was
situated outside of the limits of the city
of Omaha and, therefore, not subject to
municipal taxation. It is a fact, how
ever, that none of the property of any
of these corporations, with the excep
tion of the telephone company, la out
side of Douglas county, so that in list
ing them for assessment on the county
rolls there is no excuse nor occasion for
compromise of any kind.
The mandate of the supreme court
certainly applies to the county commis
sioners sitting as a board of equaliza
tion just as much as it does to the city
council. That mandate requires them
to assess corporate franchisee at a val
uation computed as the sum of the out
standing stocks and bonds, minus the
tangible property already assessed. No
other deductions are to be made no
other concessions to be granted. The
bond and stock Issues are of record and
their market quotations accessible. The
problem is simply one of mathematics
and calls for the intervention of neither
the Real Estate exchange nor the cor
poration lawyers. When the sum Is
added all that the county board has to
do is to reduce It to the same ratable
proportion that has been applied by the
asset-sors in fixing the values of real es
tate within this county and enter it
upon the assessment roll. Any devia
tion from this plan is a flagrant viola
tion of the law in deliberate disregard
of the supreme court decision.
HE WAT CAXAL BILL ADOPTED.
The house of representatives having
adopted the senate canal bill, known
as the Spooner substitute, that question
Is disposed of and In a way that will
be satisfactory to a very large ma
Jority of the people of the country who
have given intelligent attention to It.
The vote In the house on the conference
report agreeing to the senate measure
was nearly unanimous, showing that a
great change In sentiment bad taken
place since the passage' of the Hepburn
bill In January, when the house was
overwhelmingly in favor of the Nlcara
gua route. I be change was due in a
measure to the subsequent report of the
Isthmian Canal commission favorable
to the Panama route, made after it was
ascertained what the French company
would sell Its property for, and in part
to conditions In the region through
which the Nicaragua canal would pass
that were deemed by eminent scientific
authority to be dangerous. It is impos
sible to say definitely 'which of these
considerations was the more influential
in changing opinion In congress, but
probably the latter, which undoubtedly
was the case with the public.
The bill will doubtless be promptly
approved by the president and the ne
gotiations It provides for entered upon
as soon as practicable. The general
terms of the measure, have heretofore
been stated. It authorizes the presi
dent to purchase at a cost not exceed
ing $40,000,000 all the rights, franchises
and property of the new Panama Canal
company of France on the Isthmus of
Panama, provided a satisfactory title to
such property can be obtained. He Is
further authorized to acquire from the
republic of Colombia exclusive and per
petual control of a strip of land six
miles wide extending from the Carib
bean sea to . the Pacific ocean, with
other concessions necessary to the con
struction, operation and maintenance of
the canal. If the president should be
unable to obtain a satisfactory title to
the rights, franchises and property of
the Panama company and the required
territory and other concessions from Co
lombia, within a reasonable time and
upon reasonable terms, then he shall
ncgotlato with Nicaragua and Costa
Rica for territory through which to con
struct an lnteroceanic canal. The bill
creates an isthmian canal commission,
provides for appropriations, the first of
which Is 10.000,000, aud authorizes the
secretary of the treasury to borrow
from time to time, as the expenditures
on the canal may require, the sum of
$130, tKX), out), or so much thereof as may
be necessary. There Is no time limit
The construction of an isthmian canal
is now - assured and there will be a
general feeling of satisfaction that the
matter has been taken out of the field
of controversy. A great responsibility
has been devolved on President Roose
velt, but there can be no doubt that
he will perform the duty faithfully and
with the least possible delay.
THE TRUST JSSVS.
The democrats attack the trusts as If
they alone were opposed to trust abuses,
Ignoring the fact that the republican
party was the first to declare opposition
to monopolistic combinations and
enacted the only federal law against
them. As was said by a republican
congressman a few days ago, trusts are
not a new Issue. As long ago as 1888,
when Cleveland was president and the
democrats had a majority In the house
of representatives, the committee on
manufactures was instructed to investi
gate trusts. It made an Investigation at
an expense of some $10,000 to the tax
payers of the country and with what
result? The committee reported In 1889
that It found the number of combina
tions and trusts to be large, affecting a
considerable portion of the manufactur
ing and Industrial Interests of the coun
try, but that owing to the difference of
opinion between the members of the
committee they limited the report to
"submitting to the careful considera
tion of subsequent congresses the facts
shown In the testimony taken before the
committee." There was no suggestion
as to legislation for dealing with the
trusts and no attempt by that demo
cratic house to frame legislation.
The democratic party came Into con
trol of the presidency and both branches
of coneress in 1893. after the republican
party had enacted the anti-trust law,
but the democrats did nothing against
the trusts, the number of which steadily
Increased while that party was in
power. It did not attempt to enforce
the existing anti trust legislation and
when the Cleveland administration pro
nounced the act of 1800 to be defective
and Inadequate the democrats In con
gress made no effort to remedy the al
leged defects and render the law more
effective. They merely Incorporated In
the tariff act of 1894 a provision relating
to trusts which was so manifestly. Inade
quate that even the democratic admin
istration paid no attention to It The
democratic party had an excellent op
portunity at that time to strike at tne
trusts and utterly failed to Improve it.
although the demand for some action
no-nlnst the combinations was then
hardly less general and vigorous than
It is at present
Now that the republican administra
tion Is seeking the enforcement of the
anti trust law the democrats are not
satisfied, complaining because it has not
instituted criminal proceedings, instead
of taking the more direct way of reme
dying abuses through Injunction. Had
th administration resorted to criminal
prosecution against the alleged beef
combine, for example, it is not 10 ue
doubted that the democrats would have
found fault with that course on the
ground that It was Intended to give the
onmhlne an opportunity to continue its
exactions upon the public, which It was
the purpose of the injunction proceea-
ings to promptly check.
The republican party declared us op-
rwitton to trusts fourteen years ago
and attested its sincerity in the law now
In force. The democratic party, wnen
It had the opportunity, did nothing
,0irBt the trusts. There can be no
doubt which party is to be trusted to
properly deal with this question.
County Clerk Miller has come to the
conclusion that county officers ought to
be elected to serve four years instead of
two years as now, and he is inviting
opinions of other county clerks through
out the state on the same subject with
a view to promoting legislation having
that purpose. It is safe to say that Mr.
Miller will find unusual unanimity
amomr all the county officers, who are
always convinced that their terms of
official usefulness are altogether too
short. The strange part of the proceed
lng. however, is that County Clerk Mil
ler never discovered this remarkable tie
feet la our legislation until he himself
became duly Installed on the county pay
roll free from the threat of au election
Klcklac Over the Milk Cam.
Kansas City Journal.
Mr. Bryaa figures that there will be
much mora fun In heading off the plans of
tb party reorganlsers thin la making a
losing race for governor of Nebraska.
To the American people the sending of
a relief ship to Martinique was such an
ordinary matter that many of them, doubt
leas, have already forgotten that such a
ship was sent, but Assistant Secretary
Adee, who happened to be traveling In
France at the time, reports that the act
had a wonderful effect on tbe French po
sis. who became eathualastlo ever such aa
act of benevolence. The ffeot of gaining
the friendship of the population of Franc
was worth far mors than the cost of the
Words That Bara.
Vpon the whole. Mr. Cleveland hat rather
the better of Editor Bryan thus far. The
latter has not been able to wrlggl out of
that shadow of predestined defeat.
Whom Does the Shoe Fltt
The gentlemen who gathered at the home
of the late Richard P. Bland last week for
the purpose of unveiling a monument to
his memory were conspicuous In the work
of plotting the great silver advocate out
of the democratic nomination In 1898.
Somehow or other hypocrites have a great
weakness for gathering about the graves of
Good Example to Follow.
The king of England ordering that all
loyal addresses and references shall In
elude the queen ss well as himself, and
the emperor of Germany leading the stu
dents of Bonn In cheers for his empress
are setting notable examples as apprecia
tive husbands. And the royal ladles In
question are both deserving of the marital
tributes thus gracefully rendered.
Operation of the Natural Law,
Europeans continue denouncing the
American Invasion, but they are not mak
ing any strenuous efforts, seemingly, to re
pel It by refusing to bay the goods. In
brief, no amount of human Indignation, or
policy will do away with the natural law
of the survival of the fittest and as long as
American goods are the fittest, they will
survive those of European competitors.
An Appeal to the Books.
The dispute between the anthracite
miners, who assert they are underpaid, and
the mine owners, who declare that the
wage now paid is adequate for the service
rendered, is In fact an appeal to the
books. The Reading company, which is the
largest employer, offers to show Its books
and give all required information. Out of
such a situation It would seem a way might
be found to break the present deadlock.
Labor Commissioner Wright, who has had
free access to all necessary sources of In
formation, ought to be able to at least sug
gest the right thing to do.
Who Said Harmony T
Chicago Chronicle (dem.)
Is there a genuine democrat anywhere
who can make a speech on party affaire
without receiving unpleasant attention
from various hsrmonlzers in all parts of
the country who are armed with brickbats
and decayed vegetables? Every old leader
of the democratic party was more or less
of a democrat. Most of the new leaders
trace their political ancestry through a
populist or two to a long line of flat money
republicans.- If the old leaders eannot
speak without precipitating a riot what will
happen pretty toon when some of the new
chieftains take the floor?
TAKING , AND GIVING LIFE.
Troths Aboat the Philippines Over
looked by the Opposition.
Genoral Wheaton has a philosophic way of
looking at tbe situation In the Philippines,
where he has been on duty for the last three
years. He sees compensations for the rav
ages of war where Senator Hoar csn see
none. The general admits that there has
been much 'Ipsa of life among the natives,
due to their obstinate and unwise resistance
to American authority. He says that the
sanitary reforms which have been Intro
duced by the . American civil and military
authorities have saved many more lives than
the American soldiers have taken.
American rifles and cannon have sent
many Filipinos to premature grave, but
compulsory vaccination and the stamping
out of the bubonic plague have saved many
Filipinos from such graves. The destructive
and conservative' agencies of civilization
have gone through the archipelago hand In
hand. The general estimates that 600,000
lives have been preserved by the presence
of the Americans In the Philippines.
This is not the way In which tbe "anti-
Imperlallsts" keep their account books.
They will not give credit to the agents of
the government In tbe islands for tbe saving
of a single life. They will contend that
nothing done there has worked for good
not even vaccination. Yet General Wbeaton's
logic seems to be sound. It Is unfortunate
that tbe Filipinos did not allow tbe Ameri
cana to devote themselves exclusively to the
task of protecting life In tbe archipelago.
That was their desire. They would not
have fired one hostile shot if the Filipinos
had not made It necessary for them to do so.
THE PEERLESS IS IT."
Bryan's Announced Intention to Boss
the Graveyard Party.
Kansas City Star (Ind.)
Under existing political conditions la the
United States publlo Interests are best
served by a comparatively even balance In
the numerical strength and popular prestige
of the two leading parties. For this reason
all high-minded citizens, regsrdless of nat
ural preferences, would welcome a rejuvena
tion of the democracy. They would gladly
see a return of the high-plane rivalry that
once existed between tbe two great political
organizations of the country, the strength of
the one acting at a check on the policies
of the other. For these very good reasons
the statement given out by Mr. William J.
Bryan deserves Consideration.
Mr. Bryan has at least cleared the demo
cratic atmosphere, even if he bat grievously
disappointed those supporters who had
hoped that he would some time hearken to
the voice of reason on the subject of demo
cratic reunion.' To apply to him the Illus
tration he used in discussing Mr. Cleveland
he has made the democracy a "preferred
creditor" by letting it know the worst in
advance. His statement bat made clear
That Mr. Bryan means to remain active In
politic, accepting any leadership that may
be offered him In national affairs, and as
suming such leadership when It is not of-.
That he will give no countenance to those
democrats who could not conscientiously
support htm In his races for tbe presidency,
except on what he knows to be tbe Impos
sible condition of confession of sin, pleat
for admission to the Bryan ranks and a
term of probationary membership.
That he utterly refuses to approve any
plan of democratic alignment that does not
endorse as essential policies the erroneous
doctrines that twice caused the defeat of
That he would rather be the head of a
losing faction or a defeated party than to
retire In order that the democracy might
be led to victory by others.
That his course will be. as it haa been
for some time, utterly selfish and disloyal.
Inasmuch aa there Is no hop of success In
his leadership or through his policies.
It is also quit plain that if tb regular
democratic organizations should ss It ought
repudiate such a hopeless leadership Mr.
Bryan would become the standard bearer of
tb populist party or bead a new organise
tlon made up of his remaining followers.
Under the circumstances all who want to
see tbe democratic party restored to It
old-time prist lge, with possibilities ot agaia
securing tb reigns of government, must
real Is that they can have nothing more to
do with William J. Bryaa.
New lands for great masse of people country should not be drawn on more than
will be created by tbe Irrigation of the waa absolutely necessary, and so the pur.
srld sections of the Rocky mountain re- pose of the law It to work out a way that
glon and Pacific coast. The government shall be nearly self-supporting. H Is to
owns about d00.000.000 acres of land In thit begin under the direction of the tecretary
region, and 10 per cent of It will be avail- of the Interior with money yielded by the
able for agricultural purposes under a tys- current government land aale. Ther will
tem of Irrigation entirely practicable and be only a few million dollars which will
not difficult to attain. The vast remainder be Increased yearly. At land Is irrigated
consists of mountain and forest and desert It will be sold at a price to cover tbe cost
beyond reclamation or at least for many of Its reclamation and of maintaining the
years to come. Tbe lands that can be
brought In constitute an area equal to one
and a half times that of New England, and
their reclamation would open to settle-
ment a region easily capable of supporting
more than 10.000,000 people. Of course,
the work can not be done all at once, and
this perhapt will constitute part of IU
value. It will require a good many years
to make valuable acres out of valueless
lauds. Farmera east of the Rocky moun-
tains have complained that tbey would be
taxed under public irrigation lawt to open
chcap landa to be brought into competition
with their more expensive land. On tha
other hand, it wss held that the states
In which tbe land lay would take up the
work If the national government would cede
to them the arid lands. This the govern-
ment had repeatedly refused to do.
It was then agreed that the rest ot the
ROUND ABOUT NEW YORK.
Ripple oa the Current of Life in
Rev. John L. Scudder, an up-todate con
gregational minister at Jersey City, hat
started an athletic boom among the women
of hi congregation. The other evening he
preached a sermon on "How to Bring Up
Our Girls," In which he said:
"The kind of angel I like to see weight
not lest than 130 pounds.
"Her waist Is more than five inches In
diameter, and her heels. Instead ot being
perched upon stilts, are on a level with
the rest of her feet.
'She It at straight at an arrow; she
never hat hysterics; she sleep seven hourt
and enjoys every moment of It.
'She haa a clear head, a pure heart and a
cheerful disposition. She Is a real woman
nothing artificial or assumed about her.
She Is no sham, no apology or caricature ot
a woman. She Is Just what God meant her
to be healthy, hearty and perfectly
He endorsed athletics for girl and asked
thit question: "If an English girl can play
cricket with her brother, why should not an
American girl play something better than
Recorder Goff't statement in the trial ot
Jerome Victory, that "the polloe have only
business to keep a prisoner In safety and
not to put him through an inqulsitory de
gree," amounts to a caustic denunciation of
what Is known in police variance ae "The
Third Degree." "The police." be added,
"transcend their power every time they
question a prisoner. No -captain, sergeant
or detective has any right to question a
prisoner. That Is the magistrate's duty.
It is a dangerous and malicious practice."
That tbe recorder's criticism is lust la
proved by young Victory's statement of the
kind of "Third Degree" to which he was
subjected. A boy only 15 years old, and In
nocent of crime (the jury promptly ac
quitted him), he was detained two or three
days before being arraigned, nearly starved
at the station house, twice knocked down
by one policeman and spat in the face by
another, and otherwise roughly handled. In
order to make him confess to a crime he
The People's University Extension society
of New York hat completed Hi fourth year
of work for tbe improvement of social con
dition!. It Is the aim of the society, says the
New York Sun, to help tbe hundreds of
small local organizations which are strug
gling to aid the people around them by
providing for these little societies the
trained teachers which their work most
How much the poor themselves appreciate
what it being done is teen in their pathetic
desire for the practical knowledge given.
It is not unuaual for working girls to at
tend the evening classes supperless, because
they have not had time to go home to eat
a meal first.
Women Just com from the hard labor of
scrubbing offices after business hours are
found at these same classes. Instruction
in dressmaking and household economy
mean much to them in their struggle to
feed and clothe their children well on scanty
Lecture courses for mothers on hygiene,
eanitattoa and tbe care of children form tbe
largett department of tbe society's work.
Then there is instruction in elementary
manual training for Instance, In basket
weaving and cbalr caning for boys and
girls, helping them to earn a living and
keep them out of mischief.
Sewing and dressmaking classes are also
held and are In great demand. Especially
they awaken enthusiasm among the grown
girls and married women.
A man thought the cooking class the
best thing In the society's work. His wife
worked In a store before' they married.
The result waa that It took all his wages
to buy canned food, and yet the couple
never had anything tit to eat till the wife
went to cooking school.
For tbe girls working In shops and fac
tories physical culture classes are held.
The girls Ilk them and gain noticeably In
health and strength. ,
Lecture courses In clvlrt and American
history designed to Inspire a stronger sense
of civic responsibility in the Individual are
gtven. For these and for all other kinds
of Instruction it offers the society It con
stantly receiving more appeals than It can
possibly satisfy with the meant at ita dis
posal. Th recent hotel disasters keep the guests
of these places in a state of ready watch
fulness. "They are ready to rush Into the
street at the scratch of a match," tsys on
of the proprietors. A dsy or so ago there
was a curtain oa fire in the dining room at
the Hotel Endlcott. Someone said "Fire,"
and the whole household trooped Into the
street. On woman rushed upon a second
floor balcony and was about to throw her
self to the pavement, when a woman more
cool advised ber to go Into the hall and
walk down stairs.
Th contractor for the stone work of th
Hall ot Records at Center and Chambers
streets has In place on of the monster
granite pillars which will form part ot th
facade ot the structure. There will be
thirty-two pillars, eight of twenty tons of
2,200 pounds each, eight of twenty-eight
tons, eight of thirty-two ton and eight of
forty tons. The on In place Is one of the
smallest size. Its dimensions are thirty
six feet long, four feet wld and two feet
thick. It was quarried at th John Pelrce'a
works at Hallowell, Kennebec county, Me.,
and th quarry work for It alone took up
thre months. It wss taken to Harlem en a
special flat car. lightered to th Battery,
and transported by ten horses on a truck
to th west front of the Halt ot Rscorda.
It waa lifted from tb truck Into the alley
by a boom steam derrick with a capacity of
100 tout and laid oa chockt. When th
largett' pillars ar landed-at th Battery
irrigation. Not more than 160 acre will
be sold to any one owner. While this
to a degree Involves an appropriation equal
to the present net proceeds of public lands
from the general fund for the advantage
of a small part of the country, the appro-
propria! Ion Is not great, and, besides, storage
basins which frequently have to be con
structed In the mountains of one etate for
lands lying In another, might be held as
examples of government work quite as clear
as a great deal of what Is don under the
river and harbor bill. Altogether, tbe con-
elusion Is probably as fair and as work-
able as la often reached In human affairs,
The practical results are going to be an
addition of good land that will hold about
as many people aa there are In the Philip-
pines and tbey will be American people,
It will only cost us a few million dollars
and not a drop of blood.
the truck that will take them to the
Hall of Records will be drawn by twenty
horses. The cost of the thirty-two pillars
will be about $170,000. The largest of them
will be round and thirty-six feet long, with
a diameter of tour feet two inches.
The Provident Loan association, which
conducts a philanthropic pawnbroking busi
ness In this city, made, last year, a profit
of 6 per cent on a capital of $383,000 and
has a surplus of $111,000. Philanthropy In
this case Is a good business Investment
which makes It the best kind of an Invest
ment. Loans are made on personal prop
erty at moderate but paying rates. Among
the trustees of the association are William
E. Dodge, Abram S. Hewitt, IX O. Mills,
Cornelius Vanderbltt, George F. Baker,
Solomon Loeb, James Speyer and J. Ken
nedy Tod. President Bonnard's report says:
"After branches have ben opened In the
Important center of the Greater New York
city we may well consider the advisability
of extending our usefulness to less profitable
business In poorer sections of the city,
making more loans on clothing and less de
sirable pledges. We must not forget that
the purpose of our corporation Is phllan
throplral so far as la consistent with tbe
full measure of strength and safety."
In the event of the death of King Edward
British insurance companies stand to lose
The corporation controlled by J. Pler
pont Morgan and his associates pay enough
taxes Into the New Jersey state treasury
to cover all the expenses ef the common
wealth, It Is said.
John Philip Sousa hat tent King Edward
a copy of his march "Imperial Edward,"
beautifully Illuminated upon vellum In an
tique fashion and Inclosed la a gold
mounted morocco case.
Robert de Billy, one ot the Rochambeau
party, before tailing for home last week,
said that what had surprised him most
In this country was the loyalty ot the nat
uralized citizens to th country of their
Tbe lose entailed to London in innumer
able directions by the abandonment ot the
festivities has been roughly estimated at
$20,000,000. Hundreds of bankruptcies ow
ing to aeat, food, timber and decoration
speculations are expected.
Harlan P. Hall of St. Paul, Nee tor of the
Minneapolis press, bat announced himself
as a candidate for governor of Minnesota
on the democratic ticket. Mr. Hall started
five newspaper at St Paul, four of which
survive and are prosperous. Personally
he Is exceedingly popular.
Democratic Congressman Joseph A. Conry
of the Ninth district of Massachusetts has
been selected by Mayor Collins of Boston to
deliver the Fourth of July oration be for the
city authorities and people tn Faneull hall
and he ha accepted th Invitation. Bos
ton's Hat of Fourth of July orators It long
and contains many eminent names.
Considerably over 400 columns of . the Con
gressional " Record are occupied with
speeches on the Isthmian canal bill. Sena
tor Morgan's eight tpeechet on th subject
fill 172 columns, Senators Hanna and Mitch
ell coming next with forty-two columns and
two speeches. .The shortest talk of tbe lot
was one of a column by Senator Hawley.
Senator Klttredge of South Dakota takes
pride In never saying more than "Yet" or
"No" to newtpaper men. One day recently
a correspondent Interviewed him, but was
unable to get more than th monosyllable
named In reply. Finally he asked: "What
Is the largest city In South Dakota?" The
senator looked his surprise aa he answered:
"Sioux Falls." The correspondent bowed
and left. Meeting a friend a few moments
later he said: "I have all you fellows
beaten now. I have Just added the words
'Sioux Falls' to Senator Klttredge's vocabulary."
the comprehensive assortments and the re
markable price concessions have attracted the atten
tlon of Omaha's shrewdest parents. We
assortment by th addition of ssvsral
ceived and now offer you yonr pick of
$14.60, $11.00 and $20.00 values, at
500 high grade Russian
at one-third the prioe and lest tht
New York'$ ucelUit manufacturtr
serges In all colors, fancy worsted, Petsr Thomp
son and regular make In choicest effects many
with xtra collars and shields th chsapast were
$4.S5, more were $5.tS, $4 S and $l.5 choice ,
WHERE BRITAIN EXCELS.
Death from Railroad Arrldeat tn
Enalaad nod America.
We were aware that the number and per
centage of deaths from railroad accidentt
Is very much smaller in Great Britain
than In the United States, but a recent
report of the British Roard of Trade con
tains the almost Incredible statement that
In the whole of England, Ireland, Scotland
and Wales not one passenger waa killed
last year In railroad train accidents. When
we consider that the railroads of the
United Kingdom carried 1,600, 000,000 pas
sengers list year thit statement is very
hard to believe. The number of persons In
jured in any way out of this vast number Is
given at 476. The British Railway Gazette
boasts that only one In about every 3.000,
000 passengers on the railways of the
United Kingdom last year failed to reach
his destination without injury of any kind.
The accuracy of thit report Is guaranteed
by the government, at the British Board of
Trade it a government bureau.
The report for 1901 It the cleanest on
record. The statistics for the year 1900
show that sixteen passengers were killed
and 863 Injured during that year. While
passengers on the railways Of the United
Kingdom escaped entirely last year eight
trainmen were killed and 156 Injured. This
waa a marked decrease of tbe number of
fatalities and injuries to railway trainmen
Tbe number of railroad employes killed
and Injured in this country Is shockingly
large every year very much greater than
the number in all the countries ot Europe
combined. The enforcement of th federal
law requiring airbrakes and automatto coup
lers on all cars used in Interstate com
merce has reduced the percentage of fatali
ties and personal injuries on our railroads
to a notable extent, but the number of them
Is still frightfully large.
FLASHES OF FUN.
Philadelphia Press: "There's no progress
"No? But he's still doing business at the
old stand, isn't he?"
"Say. rath or, he is doing business at the
New York Sun: "Yes, papa. Jack says
he expects his Income will be doubled next
"That's good. Some day he may make
enough to support himself."
Chicago Post: "No. George." isald the girl
regretfully, "I'll not sit In the hammock
with you this evening. Papa has attached
a patent device to it that registers the
Detroit Free Press: "Don't you think
she's a model mother?"
"Why, her children are little terror!"
"Yes. but Bhe writes such good papers
for our mothers' meetings."
Chicago Tribune: Girl with the Gibson
Girl Neck Fan Btlltwtnk haa begun to
show her age, hasn't she?
Girl with the Julia Marlowe Dimple I
should say not. She'e begun to try to
New York Bun: Madge Dolly Is going
somewhere with that young man. this even-
$arJorle Yes. going to sit with him In
the hammock. RlKht after dinner she went
upstairs and put on a dark shirtwaist.
Detroit Free Press: "There la only one
place where an American Is content to
nave another above him,' remarked Bell
ingham to Glldersleeve.
"And where Is that. I'd like to know?"
"In the upper berth ot a sleeping car."
Philadelphia Press: "Well. I'm glnd this
rag-time music Is getting- out of date," re
marked the business man. "I'm sure it
gave me indigestion."
"Fact. ,The orchestra at the restaurant
where I take my lunch always played It
and I couldn't help keeping time with my
Washington Star: "Why should we care
so much for gold?" asked the philosopher;
"We don't a much as we use.) to, an
swered Senator Sorghum; "I'd rather have
sugar or oil or several other things than
gold these days."
YOUNG LOCH INVAR TP. TO DATE.
8. E. Klser In th Record-Herald.
Oh, young Lochlnvar came out to the west;
He claimed that his automobile was tho
It was painted dark red and It brilliantly
Ha went like a streak and he rode all
He shot over ruts with a slpp and a Jar,
And people fled madly from young Lochln
var With a whirr of his wheals and a hum of
He knocked down the children and ran over
He frightened the horses and laughed at
And men who got mad he regarded as
He gave her the very last notch on the bar.
And a cloud of dust followed the gay
He stayed not at bridges, he stopped not
He calmly took all of the road as hla own
Till he came to a crossing and smashed
throurh a aate
And endeavored to butt through a tralnload
They searched and at last lying under a
They found a few chunk of the bold
The lady sat watting to hear the loud hum
That would tell her the gallant had finally
But she waited with sighs and she watted
Those car wheels bore many a sickening
And, to show you how pitiless some people
are, . .
They aald it was gooa ror the young
Thousand Upon Thousands of
Ages It to to yeart
Several thousand dollars worth
This has proven to b en of th most successful
dealt w have ever made, showing concluaively - the
strong demand for the highest clasa youths' clothing. .
The high character of these suits,
;iu ius alien
have strengthened th
choice 1st lots Just re
th entire lot actual
& Sailor suits
entir surplu tlock of
English and American
10c a but
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