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loeat.; m. U, HUNG ATE,
Notary Public
To Union Taclflc managers and em
ployes: Get together.
Our summer resort managers should
send a few compllmentarles to the
weather man.
Motto for King Edward's coronation
greedy subjects: Don't holler till you
are out of the woods.
The postponement of the coronation
gives an extension of time to the popo-
cratlc popguns to shoot at Whltelaw
Nebraska's supreme court never knew
how many friends it had among the rail
road attorneys until it took up the pend
ing railroad tax cases.
I In 1900 the fusion state convention
J -us a three-ring circus. In 1002 it has
nly two rings. By 1004 one ting will
ufflce for all the performers.
' TC,, iWk uau
much more to do with prompting Aguin-
aldo and his followers to Join the Amer
icans against the Spaniards than did
We would suggest that our Commer
cial club excursionists change their
name, and instead of calling themselves
the "Rain Makers," try their band at
sunshine sorcery.
That long-winded platform promul
gated by the Omaha populists and car
lied to Grand Island in the baggage car
.was evidently lost in the mazes between
the two circus tents.
With due respect to his high rank in
all capacities, we believe Admiral
Dewey will admit that be shines brighter
on the flagship bridge than he does on
the congressional witness stand.
"Little Giant" Thompson baa been try-1
lng to connect with official honors by
the fusion route lo these many years,
but in vain. Unfortunately for him
again, he has selected the wrong year
to try for the executive mansion.
At the risk of being denounced as Im
polite, The Bee reiterates Its opinion
that the thirteen points ot discrimina
te) n arbitrarily marked up against
Omaha by the fire Insurance rate mak
ers are not founded on fact and Justice.
Careful analysis of the reports filed
.with the secretary of state by candi
dates seeking nominations to state of
fices affords conclusive proof that the
amount of money spent bears no stand
ard ratio to the number or votes re
ceived In convention.
Friends of Trust Smasher Smyth
charge upon the populist delegation
from this county the responsibility for
the mlscue of his nomination for gov
ernor by the fusion state conventions.
If this la the case, then perhaps the
nominee', Mr. Thompson, will give them
credit for making his nomination possi
ble. Its an 111 wind
Ex-Governor Stone of Missouri thinks
the Indiana democrats made a great
mistake in not reaffirming devotion to
the Kansas platform ln their recent
state -convention and does not hesitate
to tell them so. As a Missouri product
the Kansas City platform has a hold
ou Mr. Stone, bat Us grip does uot
reach over Into Indiana.
Tou don't see anything in the editorial
columns of the World Herald discussing
th railroad tax question or refuting
the misstatements and fallacious argu
ments put la circulation by the tax
bureau bunco men. The World-Herald
urvi its force exclusively for the
denunciation of republican officials and
i.Ta it to others to finht out the bat-
tka of the people.
The lntfRt ndvlrr-s from Cuba Inrll-
cato a condition of affairs there that 1"
to le rvgTrttwl. It appear that the In
dustrial and commercial condition of
the Island are very bad and that there
Is really a sjate of affairs that threatens
serious trouble In the near future. Per
haps all this Is true, but It Is a condi
tion that was not unexpected and It
does not furnish a reason for the United
States doing anything to promote the In
dustries of Cuba at any material sacri
fice of our own industries. -There is no
doubt that this country has a very ma
terial Interest In the development of
Cuba, yet it Is clearly our duty not to
sacrifice any domestic interest in order
to upbuild a similar Interest In Cuba or
elsewhere. The American principle of
protecting home Industries Is still to be sl0UXi ,n northwestern Nebraska, in re
ndhered to, even when the case of so gard to the disposal of the public domain.
Intimate a country as that of Cuba Is
to be considered.
It Is said that the Cuban government
will seek to outer into closer trade re
lations with foreign powers, particu
larly with England, Germany and
France. We do not think there is any
serious danger in this direction, for
the obvious reason that Cuba lias noth
ing to gain through such arrangements.
Her whole dependence, in a commercial
way, must be upon the American mar
ket and she will not seek any other.
There Is no possibility for Cuban de
velopment except through her commer
cial relations with the United States.
Consequently there must ultimately be
the establishment between this country
and the Cuban republic a commercial
understanding with reciprocity as its
The evidence given by Admiral
Dewey before the' senate Philippine
committee disposes conclusively of cer
tain charges that hare been made In
regard to the relations of our military
forces with the Filipinos at the time
of the naval operations at Manila. It
has been repeatedly asserted that at
that time the Filipinos were regarded
and recognized as the . allies of the
Americans and that Agulnaldo was
treated as an ally by Admiral Dewey.
The testimony of the admiral shows
that there is absolutely no ground for
such an assertion. While he did have
dealings with Agulnaldo, as a matter
of expediency, these were not of a na'
ture that in the slightest degree com
mitted the United States to any recog
nltion of the demands of the Filipinos,
or gave them any right to expect from
this government concessions of any na
ture. As Admiral Dewey stated, be
hod no authority to offer anything to
the Filipinos and his declaration that
he made no promises to them will not
be questioned by anyone who has a
proper estimate of the character of
Dewey. v
But equally Important Is the fact dls
closed by this testimony that Agulnaldo
had never shown himself worthy of
confidence. According to Admiral
Dewey the Filipino leader, of whom
we have heard so much as a eecoud
Washington, was simply an adventurer,
without a single honest or manly quali
fication. In a word tho opinion of Ad'
mlral Dewey Is and we presume every
body will concede that his Judgment is
worthy of respectful consideration that
all the pretension of Agulnaldo and his
followers was absolutely false and that
their whole course was with reference
to making what they could In a liuanclul
The American people should read and
study tho testimony of Admiral Dewey
with Intense Interest. It throws a light
upon the whole Philippine question that
is of the greatest value. One of the
things that it shows absolutely is that
the policy of the government in the
Philippines has been the only policy
that could be honorably pursued by of
fleers conversant with these Inside facts
facta which until now were not within
the reach of the public.
The relations between the Union Ta-
cine and the employes in Its machine
and reualr shops have now become so
strained that they present a serious sit-
Without aolne into the merits of the
controversy, or the relutlve force of the
conflicting demands of the railway man
agers and the working men, we certainly
voice the sentiment of the entire com
munity when we express the hope that
the threatened general strike may be
averted and' the men laid off restored
without delay to Bteady employment.
The effects of a strike, or lockout.
stopping work In the car shops here and
at other points along the Hue of the
Union raclflc, could uot fall to be detri
mental not only to those Immediately
concerned, but also to all the business
Interests of this city and section.
In view of the certain consequences
and the widespread Influence their ac
tion must exert, the general public has
a right to demand a more conciliatory
gplr1t ln the negotiations that are pend-
ing between the representatives of the
railroad and the working men's unions.
The work of the county commission
ers as a board of assessment and equal
ization has progressed far enough to in
sure a material increase in the grand
assessment roll of the county. This in
crease has been brought about by in
cluding the valuations of corporate fran
chises which had previously escaped
assessment for taxation by misinterpre
tation of the revenue laws as now cited
by the supreme court aud by raising
admittedly Inadequate valuations of
commercial and industrial institutions
favored by over-lenient assessors.
When the grand total is added Up, the
next thing will be to reduce the county
tax rata at least proportionate to the
Increase in the grand assessment In
all the campaign for tax reform the ulti
mate object must be kept in view,
namely, the reduction of the tax rate
as well as the equalization of the tax
burdeus between different class of
taxable property.
Th out of the county board to acala
down the tax rate Is no less Imperative
than its duty to equalize the assessment
roll In a fair and Impartial manner.
A public document Just Issued from
the government printing press purport
ing to give the information and opinions
brought out by hearings on the land
lesse bills before the hotise committee
on public lands throws considerable new
light on the influences that have been
brought to bear to promote this legisla
tion. The most pointed example is
found in a couple of letters from two
Nebraska stockmen Included nmong ap
pended exhibits. The first reads:
MARS LAND, Neb., May 1$. 1902 Hon.
John F. Lace, Washington, D. C Sir: I
take the privilege of addressing you on the
all-ahsnrhlnr nnefttlnn nf this rnnntv.
Why couldl not the control of
these lands be given to the different states
like the school landsT It seems to me
they could manage It cheaper and to the
advantage ot the public, knowing the wants
of the different states. These are personal
thoughts suggested by personal observa
tion. Yours. D. D. MILLER.
The other letter written ten days
later from the same town, is as follows:
MARS LAND, Neb., May 22, 1902. Hon.
John F. Lacey, Washington, D. C. Dear
Sir: 1 have read the land-leasing bills you
Bent D. D. Miller and think it all right
and will, protect the homesteader and the
small landholder. The big ones will pro
tect themselves. It will be a great bless
ing to the small stock owners of this part
of Nebraska. I sincerely hone
your bin wln pttBS an(j pagB at once. for if
all fences have to come down off the gov-
ernment land by July 1: 1902, It will cause
lots of hardships and loss to the small
cattlemen along with the big cattlemen,
as It will cause so much of the stock to be
rushed to market this fall that cannot be
wintered on the open range. So I sin
cerely hops you will use all your Influence
with our president and the Interior depart
ment to let the fences remain upon gov
ernment land for six months or until we
get a lease bill. D. D. Miller is
my father-in-law. Yours very truly,
These two letters seem to open up the
meat of the cocoanut It is not so much
a question of getting a land-lease bill
through as persuading the government
to rescind the order for the fences to
come down. If the secretary of the in
terior had not shown a determination to
have the illegal fences removed the agi
tation for the land-lease bill would never
have begun.
The fight for more equitable tax as
sessments before the local assessing
boards is only part of the campaign for
tax reform. The rank injustice inflicted
upon our taxpayers by the outrageous
valuations placed upon railroad prop
erty by the state board of assessment
Is a crying evil that must be righted.
Every step we make in the direction of
more Just assessments of local property
gives still further advantage to the rail
road tax shirkers and makes the scanda
lous undervaluations of railroad prop
erty stand out In more striking contrast.
The campaign for tax reform cannot
stop until the railroads are forced to
pay taxes on the same basis as other
Aa was to have been expected, the Lin
coln Journal rushes to the support of
the corporation hirelings who are try
ing to make the people believe that the
railroads of Nebraska instead of being
under-valued for taxation are really
overtaxed and unjustly weighted with
excessive tax burdens. No issue as be
tween the railroads and the people was
ever drawn that that organ was not
found prostituting its columns to the de
fense of corporate oppression. To apolO'
glze for railroad abuses Is second nature
to the Journal Just as is its Inherent
disposition to stand up for crooks and
rascals in public office without regard
to their affiliations.
As a friend of the court, John N. Bald
win of Iowa comes to Nebraska to ad
vise our supreme Judges how far they
may go in the railroad tax cases brought
to compel the railroads to pay taxes
-1 I M 1. I .. n 1 .. n T t m
Baldwin in behalf ot his railway em-
ployers succeeds In bringing the Ne
braska supreme court to his way of
thinking he will return to Iowa and cite
I the Nebraska case as proor wny lowa
railroads should be permitted to con-
tlnue to evade their taxes in that state.
Shuttlecock ana Daiueaore is a lavorue
pastime of the tax bureau.
Countv Treasurer Elsasser has
brought out two belated monthly ex
hlbits of the county finances. Careful
inspection, however, falls to disclose
that the county has profited one cent by
interest on the deposit balances kept in
the banks. Again we ask the question,
Why should the taxpayers get 2 per cent
ou city money, but nothing on county
money deposited in the same banks?
Ex-Senator Allen gracefully takes it
all back. A week ago he was Insisting
that Bryan was the only democrat who
could command the full support of Ne
braska populists. Today he Is trying to
make hlul8eif believe that Thompson
will run better than Bryan would have
Good Advice.
Philadelphia Ledger.
Go west, i ung man; Kansas and
braska have a farm laborer famine. -
Climatic Versatility.
Washington Post.
There la no limit to the possibilities of
a country mat can nave inuwiwruii
June and sunstrokes in January.
A Temporary Annoyance.
' Philadelphia Record.
The Nebraska volcano has erupted with
no further effect than a disagreeable but
transitory odor in the public olfactories.
Fin Cant la Sight.
Chicago News.
Attorney General Knox has bad sufficient
rest after his hlstorlo rout of the Beef Vust
to don his warpaint and take the trail ot
the Anthracite Coal trust.
Jays of ltnni Jaakets.
Chicago Chronicle.
The summer cruise rt senate and house
committees among the islands of our celea
tal possessions ought te be equal to half
a dosea congressional funerals In alco-
aslia sosslbUUle. The aerfeaat-rms
accompanying the expedition will do welt
to lay In a supply of the Keeley remedies
as well as a few straight Jacket for emergencies.
A Political Possibility
Washington Post.
If there la anything in nomenclature in
vote-getting, the Hon. John II. Mickey
ought to make heavy inroads in the ranks
of the Nebraska fuslonlsts.
Relaa (herki la Order.
Boston Transcript.
Those Americans, who have made such
elaborate preparations for the coronation,
ought to receive rain checks, at least, now
that the affair is indefinitely postponed.
Kicking; Against Progress.
New York Mall and Express.
Joseph O. Cannon of Illinois Is not a
suave and pleasing person, but when he
speaks he says things. The whole condition
of the affairs of the nation in the hands of
the two big parties is summed up In this
phrase flung by him Into the faces of the
democrats In congress: "We pull the wagon
and we do the work and you find the fault."
Vain Hope of the Aged.
Baltimore American.
When the notoeless Fourth of July Is an
accomplished fact then will the patriotic
mong men rejoice to see the dawning of
out national birthday. Now, with Its smoke,
Its noises, its glare and its Infant Harri
ers, It makes us rejoice with shuddering
gratitude that it; comes but once a year.
good way to diminish the din would be
to allow only those to participate in it
who could tell what It is really all about.
Inconsistency of Bryan.
Portland Oregonlan.
Bryan comes back from Cuba with the
conviction that self-government will be a
failure there. He hasn't brains enough to
see that this completely overthrows his con
tention for the Philippines, and If he had
the brains he hasn't the moral backbone to
admit it. The republicans have granted
Cuba self-government, hence It Is a failure.
They have not granted the Philippines self
government, therefore It Is the thing to do.
One of the greatest men that ever lived,"
Is this Bryan. Jim Raley or Pat Powers
will swear it on a stack of bibles.
Harking Daclr to Steam.
Buffalo Express.
Electricity as a motive power for high
speed has been abandoned by the Prussian
railroad administration in favor of steam.
It has been found that in order to main
tain a safety minimum at eighty-one miles
an hour, the whole German system ot track
age and rolling stock would have to be
hanged. The decision of the Prussian gov
ernment is especially Interesting in view
of the recent combination of the Whltney-
Wldener-Elklns Interests and Ganz Sc. Co.
of Buda-Pesth, which Is thought to mean
that an "effort will be made to introduce
electricity on American railroads.
Admiral Dewey's Contribution to
War History.
Kansas City Star.
Admiral Dewey made a valuable contri
bution to history in his testimony before
the senate committee. His chief point was
that the United States had never recognized"
Agulnaldo s government and was under no
obligation to the Filipinos ln the capture of
The admiral's statement of facta is so
expllslt as to leave no room to question
their accuracy or Import.
Before he - sailed: for Manila Dewey at
tached no importance to the doings of the
Filipinos and consequently gave them little
attention. He w.a( busy getting ready to
fight and Agulnaldo pestered him with sug
gestions. In fact, the fleet sailed a trifle
earlier than it otherwise would In order
to escape bother , from the "little brown
men." His first intimation that Airulnaldo
Intended to set up a government was In
proclamation sent him July 15. The ad
miral did not take it seriously and never
thought of recognizing the so-called repub
lic That the Filipinos were not needed In
the capture of Manila Is shown from the
governor's offer to surrender it to the fleet
alone and from his subsequent proposal to
give it up after a sham battle "to save his
Whatever hallucinations Agulnaldo may
have had and with his inordinate self-as
surance they may have been plentiful It
is certain that Admiral Dewey, represent
lng the American government, was under
no obligations to him and did not recog
nize his republic. So many attempts have
been made to make campaign material out
of the supposed perfidy of the Washington
administration that it Is well to have the
facts ln the case widely known.
New York World (dem.) : Nebraska dem
ocrats and populists reaffirmed Bryan's old
Kansas City platform recently and nom
inated Bryan but Bryan refused to run on
it. This looks like a lucid interval.
Chicago Record-Herald (rep.): Mlnne
so to and Nebraska democrats have chat
lenged their brethren of Illinois and In
diana by indorsing the Kansas City plat
form. This should be gratifying to Mr.
Bryan, but he was not gratified with the
idea of being a candidate for governor ot
Nebraska, and his nomination by the popu
lists, which was practically withdrawn at
his request, will hardly commend him to
the eastern division of his party.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican (ind.)
The honors of the democratic and populist
state conventions of Nebraska were nar
rowly escaped by Mr. Bryan, who fought
off the fusion nomination for governor
only by strenuous efforts.' The populists
love him more than ever what are left
of them. It was a narrow escape, for the
tide that has been running against the
fuslonlsts the last two years Is likely to
keep on running ln ths coming campaign.
Philadelphia Press trap.): The Nebraska
democracy represents accurately that ele
ment ln the democratic party which ad
vocates and believes la the creed which
has come to be known as Bryanlsm. But
there is probably not a state west of the
eastern boundary of Nebraska tn which
Bryanlsm Is not as popular. The same
may be said ot most of the southern states
The democrats In these states, or a ma
jority of them, at least, do not care for
the principles Grover Cleveland repre
sents. They do cats a great deal for the
principles William J. Bryan stands for.
And tbey would rather go into another
national campaign with him as ths stand
ard-bearer and submit to another defeat
than to have Grover Cleveland, or any
candidate he mljht pick out, lead them to
Chicago Chronicle (dem.): The country
is called upon once more to witness the
Immoral and degrading bargainings be
tween the so-called democrats of Kansas
and Nebraska and ths populists. From the
beginning ot thene trades until the presen
time the rule fallowed without variation
has been the complete surrender by dem
ocrats of their principles and the adoption
without modification of the ideas 'of ths
populists. For tie bare chance, therefore
of electing a few democrats to state offices
the party managurs ln these states 'have
abandoned their own principles and prac
tlrallv disrupted their organisation. 8o
demoralising have been these practices
is probable that in a contest between ds
mocraey, republicanism and populism ln
either of the states named the democrats
would Bot PU 10 vt' cent fcJ us. vole.
Railway Franchise Values
Nebraska Independent.
From the report of the Union Paclflo a reasonable deduction for depreciation of
Railroad company, filed with the auditor
of public accounts, it may be seen that the
earnings of that company la Nebraska for
the year ending December 31, 1901, were as
Jross earnings s,fiss,nK5.M
Operating expenses
Net earnings
The gross earnings were made up as fol-
sseenger traffic
relght traffic ..
Other sources ...
Total M 9.WtS,0.84
The operating expenses include taxes
paid in Nebraska a matter of bookkeeping
hat Is radically wrong. Taxes are prop-
rly Included along with Interest on bonds
nd similar "fixed charges."
The report ln question gives the Vnlon
Paclflo mileage ln Nebraska at 1,020.44
miles, but does not Indicate whether this
Includes leased lines or not. The mileage
assessed by the state board amounts to
only 947.66 miles Union Pacific, 467.88;
Kearney ft Black Hills, 65.74, and Omaha the net earnings to arrive at a fair con
ft Republican Valley, 414.44. Whether the elusion as to the road's value as a "unit."
additional 72.88 miles is meant to cover
the Vnlon Pacific's outlet to Sioux City,
la Norfolk, Is not shown. At any rate, on
the basis of 1,020.44 miles of line in Ne
braska, the Vnlon Paclflo earnings were,
per mile of line:
Net ..
According to this report the stocks out
standing tcr the entire Vnlon Paclflo sys
tem (not Including other Harrlmaa roads)
Preferred stork imsMIM
Common stock 104!o45.IM
During the year named there was naid
ln Interest on bonds and dividends on stock
the following sums:
Interest on debt $ MK2.lf3.S2
ner cent on
preferred stock.... 8.9M.O1S.O0
per cent on common
ii cm ce m
What about those "extra corporate fran-
chlses" that the state board felt powerless
v vuiou racinc per cent Donas
sell at 106 and 107; 4 per cent common
stocK sens at 107 ana 108. Accordingly an
investment that pays 4 per cent in net re-
turns is worth par at least, after making
Plalnview Republican: Who Is MIckeyT
He Is not an old rlngster at any rate. He
is an old soldier who wore the blue when
there was fighting to do. He Is not an of
fice seeker, but when be ran up against a
nomination he did not retreat. Yes, he
will be elected by a majority of 25,000.
Valentine Republican: People generally
and republicans particularly in this part of
the state are well satisfied with the re
publican state ticket nominated at Lincoln
last week. It is a ticket made up of honest,
clean men, inspiring confidence and en
thusiasm that bespeaks success at the polls
this fall.
Mlnden Gazette: The republicans at their
state convention nominated J. H. Mickey
of Osceola for governor, E. G. McGllton of
Omaha for lieutenant governor, Peter Mor-
tensen of Ord for state treasurer and re
nominated the balance of the present state
officers. The ticket la considered an ex
ceptionally strong one and its election by
an unusually big majority is predicted.
Wausa Gazette: Fusion papers are at loss
for anything to say against Mr. Mickey,
the republican nominee for governor.
and as usual when in want of any plauBlbls
charge they set up the old howl of "rail
road candidate." A man who attended the
convention and knows what efforts the
railroad politicians exerted to prevent the
nomination of Mr. Mickey can not but
laugh outright at such silly twaddle.
Crete Vldette-Herald: Mickey is an old
soldier. He was also one of Nebraska's
pioneers. He took a homestead in Polk
county In 1868. He was elected for five
consecutive terms as county treasurer and
In 1881 was a member of the legislature.
He is now a banker, farmer and stock
ra'ser. Mr. Mickey was nominated by the
people and the people will elect him and
he will faithfully serve the people.
Holdrege Citizen: The- republicans have
reason to be proud of the ticket they have
up this year and they should not miss aa
opportunity to say a good word for It. The
state ticket is headed by John H. Mickey,
who is an old soldier and a pioneer. On
the congressional ticket there is Judge Nor-
rls, who has such a record as a judge on
the bench in the western part ot the state.
The rest of the ticket is in keeping with
these two men and should receive the sup
port of those who want men tn places of
honor and trust who can be trusted to do
Bradshaw Republican: There has never
been a time, that we can now call to mind,
when the entire republican press, from all
quarters of the state, were so jubilant and
enthusiastic in their support of a state
ticket as they are at this time, snd when
the republican press lays off Its coat and
rolls up its trousers and its sleeves to
strike In unison, success is assured. The
party in its conventions heeded the advice
of the press and swung clear of the bosses,
which leaves the political field clean and
clear for the press, and republican success
Is already doubly sure.
Falls City Journal: If the republican
party ever "pointed with pride" It la Justi
fied ln so doing when it considers the new
state ticket and the one that it will ask
the people to support at the polls next
fall. The strength of this ticket lies In
the personality of the candidates. This
ticket is not characterized by the ear
marks ot machine politics. It was not
made to suit any particular ring. It is a
ticket made up of good men and as such
is entitled and will have the support of all
that class of people who have the best in
terests ot the state at heart-
David City Record: It Is conceded gen
erally that the state oonventlon nominated
an excellent ticket. Hon. John H. Mickey
ot Osceola is a man highly esteemed and
worthy ot the support ot all republicans,
and we believe he will make a good gov
ernor If elected. Mr. Mortensen is repre
sented as a man well qualified for the Im
portant trust of state treasurer, and the
renomlnatlon ot the remainder of the state
officers was a recognition of services well
performed in their respective positions the
past term. Mr. McGllton la vouched for as
a clean man for lieutenant governor, and
qualified to dlachaige the duties of chief
state executive should he be called on to
perform these duties. The platform Is clear,
decisive aud strong, meeting all the Issues
and the requirements of the political situa
Alma Journal: One could not attend the
convection at Lincoln and sot be convinced
that the clean patriotism of Lincoln,
Grant. Garfield and McKlnley was para
mount In the hearts of Nebraska republi
cans. It was a convention ot the people.
It was a convention of 1,081 delegates and
nearly every one of them were there. They
came on railroad tickets bought and paid
for. They paid their own expenses. They
attended strictly to their business at the
convention. The selected the men for pos
ition not dominated by ring politicians
They adopted a- platform ot good sound
sense, commended President McKlnley for
his position upon Cubaa reciprocity. It was
property and necessary repairs. The Ne-
braska portion of the Union Paclflo paid
I4.807.2SS. 17 of net Income last year; that
"capltallted" at 4 per cent would make
the value of the Union Pacific In Nebraska
the sura of $120,182,210. It was assessed at
$6,128,084. or the veriest trifle over 5 per
cent (one-twentieth) of the road's actual
value, based on Its net earnings. Assuming
that the board assessed railroad property
at one-seventh of Its actual value, then the
tanaibla nrooertv of the Vnlon Pacific la
worth about I42,8MI,8, or I45.4S2 per mile
of Use. The road ought to be duplicated
for that figure. -
Bur what about the franchise? Well, this
would appear:
Value of road as a "unit" IISU.JIO
Value of tangible property 4Z.ro6.&ss
Value of franchise f 77,2S5,K3
Now It Is plain that the board did not
assess the Vnlon pacific on its franchise.
whether "extra corporate" or whatever you
may call It.
But It Isn't necessary to rely wholly upon
As was shown last week, the selling value
of Vnlon Pacific stocks and bonds in the
New York and London markets on the 3d
day Of June was the sura of 1410,044,222.
These covered 3,033 miles of line making
each mile worth $135,190. Accordingly, the
947.56 miles ln Nebraska would be worth
$127,090,686 or about $7,000,000 more 'than
our "capitalisation" ot net earnings. The
one valuation of the Nebraska portion of
the Vnlon Pacific Is arrived at arbitrarily
by assuming 4 per cent to be enough for
net earnings; the latter one Is the Judg
ment of thoussnds of men who buy and
el1 railroad stocks and bonds on the mar
J Of course the Nebraska net earnings were
really more than the report shows, for who
.., .. '
"r e" " caning uxes operating ex-
penses?" But whatever way you deter
mine the value of the Vnlon Pacific's hold-
I V.1 I T-1 t.
' " Fi " fiuu 11 nilMI tn 1 1, iiruillKIl, yDU Will
u t tn nihWhwwt tfnnnnnno
And don't forget that it pays taxes on a
trifle over $6,000,000 on about $6,467 valua-
tlon for each mile of line ln Nebraska
0n ths average. Just keep this In mind:
Assessed Valne per mile f,4T
Net earning: per mile 4,Tlt
a clean convention, full of hope, full ot
promise, full of enthusiasm, and when the
ringing hits of the speech of Norrls Brown
rang throughout the hall the republican
delegates whooped her up in a manner
that presages victory In republican Ne
braska In hls good year of 1902.
Pender Republican: The result of the
republican state convention last week
grows more and more In favor with the
people as they calmly review the outcome
of that gathering of republicans. It Is con
ceded to be a particularly strong ticket
without a taint or blemish on it any
where. The republicans of the state were
nevef more harmonious than at present
and are enthusiastic from one end of the
state to the other, a condition that ensures
certain vlotory. This Is la striking con
trast with the fuslonlsts, who had a long
fight before agreeing on a leader at the
state convention last week, both the dem
ocrata and populists nominating a candi
date In their separate conventions, each of
whom had to be pulled down before agree
ing on a man to lead the forlorn hone, and
that man being a democrat whom the pops
never did like and will reluctantly sup
Baltimore American: But Mr. Bryan
falls to recognise the beauty of the thought
that Hill and Cleveland are harmonized.
Indianapolis News: If there are any
more efforts on the part of the democratic
party to promote harmony, there will be a
fight worth going m'les to see.
Chicago Post: According to Bryan, Cleve
ana is not oniy an ex-prestaent, but a
former democrat. Now will some one pleaBe
classify the ex-perpetual presidential can
dldate and former popocrat?
Philadelphia Record: In his jealousy
William J. Bryan seems unwilling to let
any 'one share with him as a smasher ot
the democratic organization and as an ar
chitect of democratic defeat.
Washington Post: Without regard to
what has happened In the past, Mr. Cleve
land had done much more for the demo
cratlc party than Mr. Bryan has offered to
do. Mr. Cleveland has retired from poll
Cincinnati Enquirer: Colonel Watterson
says the democracy stands between the
country and a gaping abyss. Let it stand
firm and be ready to resist a desperate
shock. The shrewd republicans are already
trying to pick out the democrat who will
be appointed to resist the pressure toward
the precipice.
Louisville Courier-Journal: Touch old
Grover up. Billy, as much as you please
but go gently with the other fellows. Give
yourself a wider latitude. Do not be so
reminiscent. Bread, for God's sake; some
butter on it, for Christ's sake; but, so it
be bread, we can afford not to be too par
ticular about the brand ot flour, or even.
barring old Grover, about the bakerl
It is a good rule that works both ways.
The barbed wire that once fenced out
the Boers is now to be used to fence them
Uncle Russell Sage says he does not
know bow to rest. Msny of those who
have had dealings with him feel the same
way, too.
Commander Walnwrlght has asked to be
relieved as superintendent ot the Naval
academy and desires sea duty. It Is possi
ble be will be given a battleship.
Count Bonl de Castellsne Is In trouble
again. Hta election to the Deputlea Is In
controversy and he wilt' have to fight
every man who voted against him.
Should Sir .Michael Hicks-Beach remain
In his present office for another four years.
and thus bring his tale of budgets up to
eleven, he will have equaled Mr. Glad
stone's record and surpassed that of any
other English chancellor of the exchequer
during the last 100 years.
Andrew Carnegie wants no backyard
neighbors overlooking the ground of bis
new mansion in Ninety-second street, New
York. Therefore be has purchased a flat
building la the rear and the tenants will
have to move when the multi-millionaire
begins the erection of his home.
Ia spite of the opposition of his famous
mother, Maurice Bernhardt has applied to
the state council or Parte for permission
to change bis name to Maurice Clalrln.
This is ln order to conform to the usage
which requires that children should besr
ths name of their father, not tbelr mother.
Archbishop Ryan and Bishop Qlennon
were ia attendance at a diurch Jubilee ln
St. Louis on one occasion. The archbishop
la ot portly build, while the bishop Is a
slight ma a of rather ascetic appearance.
As tbey stood together chatting with some
friends the archbishop said, wire a com
fortable look at his own generous propor
tlons: "In one rass I think It may be
said that the difference betwaea a bishop
sad aa archbishop lies ia the arch."
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Spot.
Ths vicissitudes of life at the national
capital are strangely Illustrated ln the ca
reer ot Hallet Kllbourne, whose mental
condition necessitated his confinement In
the Government Hospital for the Insane
a few days ago. For years back his nam
was rarely aeen In public prints, yet a
score of years ago he was a power in the
affairs of the district and was the master
mind of the notorious real estate ring ot
Washington, His chief claim to notoriety
rests on the fact that he compelled Uncle
Sam to pay him $500 a day for enjoying
his society exclusively for six weeks. A
committee of the house of representatives,
while Investigating the deals of the real
estate ring, summoned Kllbourne as a wit
ness and demanded certain Information
contained ln the private books of his firm.
He refused to furnish It, and by a vote ot
the house he was arrested by the sergeant-at-arms,
John G. Thompson, and locked
up for contempt.
Kllbourne carried his case to the courts,
which decided that he was ctesrly within
his rights ln refusing to answer the ques
tions put to blm. His release occurred
about forty days after his arrest. Suit
for damages was entered by Kllbourne
and after tour trials the case was com
promised by congress paying him $20,000.
The night sessions of the house, says
the Washington Post, are a strata upon
those eloquent orators who love to wander
unfettered In the flowery paths ot unob
structed speaking. While latitude of de
bate Is tolerated by day, as soon as the
shadows of evening fall, speeches political
must adhere to the Philippine text, else
a warning is administered by the presiding
Mr. Cochran of Missouri learned as much
recently when he tried to raise a point
of order on Mr. Bromwell of Ohio, who was
delivering a political speech and reading
editorials from democratic newspapers la
the Buckeye state. Mr. Capron ot Rhode
Island, one ot the wits ot the house, wss
ln the chair and promptly overruled the
"Why Is the rule governing debate in the
daytime different from the rule governing
debate at night?" pleaded Mr. Cochran.
"Because the gentlemen are liable to get
more light on the subject in the dsytlmt
than at night," responded Mr. Bromwell
philosophically, thereupon proceeding with
his own Instructive speech.
Representative Dalzell was sitting gloom
ily in a corner of the ways and means com
mittee room, reports a New York World
"What's the matter, John?" asked Rep
resentative McClellan. "You look as though
you were ln much distress."
"I am," replied Dalzell. "I have got to
make a speech on this Philippine civil gov
ernment bill aud I am as nervous as a cat.
I always have stage fright before I make a
"And that reminds me," he continued.
"Years ago President McKlnley and I were
waiting at a hotel to be driven to a hall
where we were both announced to speak.
Mr. McKlnley sat calmly smoking his cigar,
while I was pacing up and down Just as I
am now.
" 'Major, I said, 'don't you ever get
nervous before speaking 7 You are as cool
as a cucumber, and I "m as nervous as the
valedictorian of a young ladles' seminary. '
" 'My dear Dalzell, he replied, 'the dif
ference between us is this: You have got
your' speech ln your head and I have got
mine ln my pocket.' "
The most striking view to be obtained ot
the exterior of the capltol building, says
the Washington Star, is on a clear night
under a cold, wind-swept sky. Standing ln
the plaza to the east of the building, with
the great white structure ln chill outline
against the dark background, Its noble pro
portions seem more appreciable. The au
stere straight lines of the main building
blend Into the graceful curves of the dome
that with a mighty sweep leap upward, up
ward, SB If essaying to touch the keystone
of the star-spangled vault overhead. Dark,
silent, brooding, the majestlo pile domi
nates the scene.
From the terrace on the opposite side an
other striking picture Is obtained. The eye
sweeps out Pennsylvania avenue for a mile,
over the bed of asphalt that shimmers like
the surface of water beneath the twin rows
of arc lights and the gaze fetches up against
the columns of the treasury's south portico,
diminished ln the perspective, but yet
stately. Southward of the thoroughfare ties
a dark forest, the mall, studded with points
of light where the arc lamps show through
the trees. A shadowy outline on the west
era sky is the Washington monument, a
ghost of a monument by night. Beyond
that still a twinkling line' of pin-point
lights mark the cavalry camp at ' Fort
Myer, where the army keeps watch and
ward over the capital.
' Chicago Tribune: Cholly I'm going to
spend my vacation on the broad plains of
the west. I want to give my mind a chajica
to expand.
Birdie Going to have something done to
your head?
Detroit Free Frees: "Your son will be a
comfort to you In your old age," remarked
the visitor.
"If that boy turna out as he promises,
said the father. "I won't have any old
Washington Star: "Will you dlM-uss the
money question In your coming campaign?'"
"Of course," salil Senator Hortshum: "but
ln the same private, heart-to-heart manner
as usual."
Chicago Tribune: Doctor You are all run
down. You ought to quit business entirely.
Patient If I've run down I suppose I'll
have to wind up.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "I notice that
somebody says that the pigskin has taken
the place of the sheejisklu for college
"That ought to suit the rooters."
Chicago Pout: "Do you bellere there Is
really any danger In klxslng?' be asked
during an lntermli-slon In the exercliies.
"There may be," she answered, "If pspa
sees you."
Philadelphia Prens". Miss Hoamly (coyly)
I dreamed last nlht that lie caught me
ln a dark hall and kissed me. What would
you say that was a sign of?
Mis Sharpe W.11 I should say that
would prove at least that the hall really
was dark.
Puck: Smith Brown Is the laziest man
on record.
Jones How so?
Smith When his wife asks him to water
her flower bed he throws a bucket of water
on his Newfoundland dog and then ns
him stand In the middle of the flower bed
and shake himself. (
Detroit Free Press: Physician Msdsm,
your husband Is suffering from overwork.
Mrs. W. And will hr have to give up his
place under the government?
Physician What's that Is he a govern
invnt official?
Mrs. W. Yes, sir.
Physician Mm; I'll diagnose his ease
again. He probably needs exercise of soma
By Frank H. Sweet in ths Independent.
Whither away? What road, my friend?
Ii has full many a turn
The flis-ht of Hie eagle Is without end, -
but the wood-lhruih seeks the burn.
Over the sea the white sails fly.
The herons wsnder far,
The song lark soar in the asure sky.
And the petrels cross the bar.
Whither away? What road, my friend)
The rover U full of fire.
But the peaceful vale where the wlUews
Is the nightingale's dealt e.