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The omaha Daily Bee.
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(Seal.) M. B. H UNGATE,
When It comes to Panama bat stories
-Our Dare wins out by a bat
The Mat of original forty-niners Is
being slowly but surely extinguished.
The annual June rise of the Missouri
seems to have bung on this year till
Between base ball fans and golf
fiends Omaha bas again gotten on the
Water-soaked corn Is all right, but the
soaking should, not take place until the
corn Juice Is ripe for extraction.
" 'Ife -cool in Colorado" reads the sign
board. But there has been no serious
complaint with Nebraska bo far.
That death-dealing storm In Baltimore
will require a revision of the assertion
that tornadoes always steer clear of
large cities. "
The Invasion of the Black Hills under
Ak-Sar-Ben the Great will surely
achieve a place In history alongside of
Hannibal's Invasion of Italy.
Chicago police are boasting that tbey
Lave caught an Ice-box burglar. They
neglect to say, - however, whether he
stole the Ice or only the food contents
of the Ice chest
An Omaha pastor suggests that work
Is the best relief from sorrow. Good
bard work Is also the best remedy from
most other human Ills that have not Im
paired the capacity for work.
Reorganisation of the asphalt trust Is
aid to be under way. When the plan
Is executed Omaha will be permitted to
contribute to the support of its Inflated
bond Issues and watered stock.
Former Senator Pettigrew baa finally
come to the sage conclusion that free
liver is a dead Issue. Unfortunately
for Pettigrew he himself became a dead
Issue politically before he made this
Since when bas Deputy County Attor
ney Dunn become the keeper of the pub
lic conscience? Did be assume that
function at the time be declined to tes
tify In a gambling case because he
might by so dolug criminate himself T
A little brief authority swells some
people's beads most awfully. That Is
evidently the affliction of the frothing
blatherskite, who bag been temporarily
thrust from obscurity Into the tremen
dous position of deputy county attorney.
Bulletins from the physicians of King
Edward are now coming only at inter
vals of three days. ' As long as they are
all favorable that will probably be often
enough. Should there be a turn for the
worse the public would Insist on more
Advance, agents are billing the new
Chinese minister to the United States
as a clever man. fully competent to suc
ceed the ont-goitig minister, Mr. Wu,
If China bas an unlimited supply of
officials as clever as Minister Wu there
can be no need of outside assistance to
civilise the flowery kingdom.
No stagnation In the building trades
la visible la Omaha. On the contrary,
steady activity is being displayed In the
erection of new dwellings and store
buildings f moderate pretensions, alt
though no great Imposing edifice Is un
der construction. The completion of
the federal building and the erection -of
the new Union Pacific shops are the
notable Items In the current building
record, but when the footings are made
It will be found that the large number
of smaller bouses make a really luipres
BKSPECTABL LAltD HRAHK8.
If The Omaha Bee lee I red to set the
truth bf agency eosdltlons and Indian
affairs in this county before Its readers,
why does it not send a man here to in
vestigate who will seek Information from
our representative cltltena Instead ot front
bootleggers and disgruntled politicians who
have axes to grind In defaming the agent
and leading cltltena of our coenty. Pender
The Bee hag no desire or disposition to
misrepresent either the agency condi
tions or the conditions of the Indians or
white men at or near the Omaha and
Winnebago reservations, nor has it any
political ends to subserve or personal
malice to gratify In defaming the agent
or any citizen of Thurston county. When
It despatched a special representative
from Its reportorial staff to investigate
the conditions at the agency two months
ago, be was Instructed to make a pains
taking and Impartial Inquiry without
whitewashing or blackwashlng anyone.
He mny have conferred with bootleggers
and disgruntled politicians as well as
wjth representative citizens, but the
facts he gathered are damaging and
It Is deplorable but nevertheless true
that representative citizens of Thurston
county nearly all belong to that class
that believes a dead Indian Is a good
Indian after he has been plucked, and
that anything that can be gotten out of
the Indian by fair means or foul means
Is perfectly legitimate. In this respect
the representative citizens of Thurston
county are much like representative citi
zens of Omaha twenty-five years ago,
who were willing to share the plunder
of a lottery gambler by the name of
Pattee, who was very tlber! with bis
money and was wlllinaMo distribute It
to representative citizens so long as be
was let alone and bis swindling gift en
terprises tolerated by the community.
A sample brick, of the methods where
"representative citizens" are Interested
In Indian land speculation has Just been
furnished by decidedly more respectable
citizens of the same county to Special
Agent Ruby relative to the purchase of
Omaha reservation lands lost spring.
The following extract from the affidavit
of Thomas Huston will suffice: -
I am a resident of Thurston county, In
the state ot Nebraska. Am acquainted with
the value of real estate in the neighbor
hood In which I reside. The land above de
scribed (description) was, on. the 24th day
of May last, reasonably worth 145 per acre.
I was In O'Neill, Neb... on', the 24th day of
May, 1902. I went there tor the purpose
of attending the sale of the above, described
lands, together with Other lands' known as j
the Omaha Indian lands. There I found a
combination to control said sal. The per
sons in said combination, as near as I could
learn, were Nick Frits, Matthias Williams,
John McKeagan, William Tlgh and Mr.
Bonderson. They Invited the persons pres
ent, who Intended to bid on' any of said
lands, to attend a meeting at ihs. office of
one John A. Harmon, an attorney-at-law.
which I attended. At this meeting there
were twenty or more prospective purchas
ers present The managers of this meeting
stated publicly that there was no chance
for any of us to attempt to bid and get
any ot this land; that they had everything
fixed so that w could not get It The
managers then offered to pay each one
present who had come there to bid, a
sum out of a fund that was then and there
raised by said managers and put Into the
hands of on A. West for disbursement of
said sum. Said sum, being 12,150, was In
our presence paid over to said West and 1
was afterwards paid by said West to the
persons present In consideration that they
refrain from bidding at said sals. I ac
cepted what was allotted to me, which was
1160, believing that the combination was
such that I could have no opportunity to
bid. If I had bad an opportunity to bid
I would have paid $45 per acre for the
eighty aores above described.
Similar affidavits were made by R. A.
Downs and James I. Seymour of Pen
der, each of whom bad received bonuses
for refusing to bid on the Omaha reser
vation lands, which were sold at $18 per
acre to the conspirators when they could
have sold readily to responsible, respect
able citizens for $45.
If there Is any difference between this
bold and villainous Conspiracy to rob
the Indians In the downright purchase
of their lands and the leasing of 40,000
or 50,000 acres of lands at from 60 cents
to $1 per acre, for which sub-lessees pay
from $2 to $3 per acre, we fall to com
prehend It' If an agent could allow the
sole of $45 Indian lands for $18 an acre
to stand without sounding an alarm,
how can he be defamed by being de
nounced as a fraud In . collusion with
THK KUSSLAtr PROPOSAL.
The proposal of the Russian govern
ment for an International conference to
deal with the course of the trusts, or In
dustrial combinations, in selling their
products cheaper abroad than in their
own markets, has naturally attracted a
great deal of attention. We have al
ready commented upon the suggestion
and we note that the opinion of It ex
pressed by this paper Is very generally
entertained. That Is, the idea of the
Russian government that some Interna
tional agreement may be effected which
will prevent the combinations from sell
ing their product la foreign markets
cheaper than they do In the borne mar
kets is utterly Impracticable, a fact
which ought to have been so obvious to
the Russian finance minister, who Is
generally regarded as a maa of more
than ordinary sagacity, that it seems
somewhat remarkable that he should
have made such a suggestion. .
' However, there Is a phase of the mat
ter which Is of peculiar interest to the
United States,, as pointed out In Wash
ington dispatches. This is that the pro
posed International anti-trust confer
ence, which this country bas not been
asked to participate In, will If convened
result In a discussion of a tariff system
necessary for the protection of Europe
against American commercial competi
tion. . The fact that the United States
Is the leading country In the world In
the formation of great Industrial com
binations and that these have hit
Europe, Including Russia, hard and are
still making, themselves felt there, nat
urally creates the opinion that the Rus
sian proposition for an . International
trust conference baa special reference
to a European customs union against
the United States. ' In other words, it
1 la a revival la a somewhat changed
THE OMAIIA DATLT BEEt TUESDAY,
form of the suggestions that have ema
nated at Intervals for the last two or
three years from official and other
sources In Europe In favor of some
sort of concerted action on the part
of the several governments for putting
a check upon the aggressive American
competition not ouly In the European
markets, but In all neutral markets.
It remains to be seen how the Euro
pean governments will regard the Rus
sian proposition, but we venture to
think that It will not meet with any
greater consideration than was accorded
to those of a similar character which
have preceded It As we have here
tofore pointed out there Is no European
government that will undertake to con
trol the operations of Its business In
stitutions in foreign markets and it Is
needless to say that the United States
would under no circumstances attempt
to do this. The question of prices to be
asked by manufacturers In the domestic
or foreign market Is not a matter to be
determined by government If Rus
sian Industries are being Injured by for
eign competition, as seems to be the
case, the policy of that government
should be to Increase Its tariff. How
far it will have to go in this direction
to protect It Industries against outside
competition it is Impossible to say, but
the plan it now proposes Is manifestly
A FtW PMRTISEST QUBSTIOXS.
In discussing the attempt of the
county attorney to secure a writ of
mandamus to compel the chiefs of police
of Omaha and South Omaha to sup
press gambling and other violations of
the criminal code, The Bee propounded
the following pertinent question:
If Mr. Shields or his deputies know of
any violation of the criminal code that
can be established by sufficient proof to
afford reasonable assurance ot conviction,
they would proceed In the regular way
preeorlbed by law; they could swear out
warrants and place them in the hands of
the sheriff or his deputies, arrest the par
ties and' proceed with their prosecution
before the courts, without the aid or coun
sel ot the mayor or chiefs ot police of
Omaha or South Omaha.
To this specific question the rattle
brained chief deputy of the county at
torney makes the following answer over
Let me say to the gabbling "ring mas
ter" of the "machine" that If we were In
possession of proof of the commission cf
these offenses sufficient to secure convic
tions, we would not be In court seeking a
mandamus. ' If the police departments of
these two cltle will perform their plain
duty, we will soon be in possession of
that evidence and the offenses complained
of will cease. That we may secure lust
such evidence la the reason why these suits
have been commenced.
This Is decidedly cool and refreshing,
even for mid-summer days. In what
part of the statutes does the county at
torney's understudy find authority for
ordering the chiefs of police around as
if tbey were his errand boys 7 Does
the responsibility for enforcing law and
order in Omaha and South Omaha rest
on his broad shoulders? If be knows
that the police officers of the two cities
stand In with the criminal classes, why
does he not call on the sheriff to enforce
the law? Is it because the sheriff is a
democrat and might hurt the feelings of
democratic gamblers and keepers of
lawless resorts by arresting them? Is
not bis mountebank crusade a palpable
attempt to make political capital in the
impending campaign for the sham re
Why did he not prosecute the gamblers
and keepers of gambling devices who
were indicted by the lost grand Jury?
Why does he arraign the chief of police
of Omaha for refusing to close sixteen
disreputable bouses against whom com
plaints were Issued by a man who is
notoriously the owner and agent for
owners of this class of resorts? With
the personal knowledge which the chief
deputy professes to have of the char
acter of these places he must know also
that the owners of these houses, as well
as the keepeis, are violators of the crim
inal code and subject to prosecution. In
these cases special activity of the police
is not needed to furnish proof.
Why bas the county attorney neg
lected and refused to do bis duty by
filing complaints against the parties im
plicated? Why does be not proceed
against all of them? Why confine his
complaint to sixteen in the proscribed
district? Is it because he does not want
to offend the principal beneficiaries? Is
It not about time for Mr. Shields and
his mountebank deputies to drop the re
TBI ANTI-TRVHT CRV8JD.
There is a good deal of talk among
democrats 'as to whether the action of
the administration In regard to the trusts
is really serious. It is entirely natural
that these opponents of the republican
party should seek to make it appear
that the efforts of President Roosevelt
to enforce the existing law and his
recommendation for additional legisla
tion looking to the regulation and super
vision of the great Industrial corpora
tions are not sincere, but are designed
simply to make political capital for the
party in power. That is an attitude
which it was to be expected the demo
crats would assume.
But thoughtful men will make no mis
take as to the real situation. They will
not fall to remember that It Is the re
publican party which was the first to
declare Its opposition to the trusts and
which pnt upon the federal statute
books the only law looking to the control
of trusts. It must never be forgotten
that a democratic congress and admin
istration, absolutely committed as they
were when they came Into power against
the trusts, failed to do anything not only
to carry out the existing law, but hav
ing absolute control of the government,
did nothing antagonistic to the combina
tions. On the contrary, It Is to be re
membered that that democratic congress
was favorable to the Sugar trust and
legislated in the interest of that combi
nation. The subserviency of democratic
senators to the Sugar trust when the
Wllsou tariff was pending Is a matter of
history and It Is Idle for that party to
now pretend that it is especially hostile
to that combination. Another fact lllu
trative of the hypocrisy of the demo
crats In regard to the trust question Is
shown In the recent action of the Lou
isiana legislature. An anti trust bill was
Introduced In that body, purely as a
political scheme, and when the demo
crats bad consummated their purpose
they defeated the measure. A leading
New Orleans paper said in reference to
the measure that "it was nothing more
nor less than a piece of political hypoc
risy Intended for Its effect in the county
parishes and which was never Intended
to get on the books." This is simply
characteristic of the whole course of the
democratic party In regard to the trusts.
From first to last that party has treated
the question with reference simply to
making political capital out of It and if
it had control of the government today
there Is no reason to believe that it
would do any different from what It did
In the past In a word, the democratic
party has never had a practicable policy
for dealing with the trust problem and
It bas none now that commends Itself
to the Intelligent Judgment of the Ameri
can people. Its only suggestion Is one
that would destroy American industries
and Inflict immeasurable injury upon
In an Interview dropped on his way
east Colonel William J. Bryan Insists
that "Imperialism is still the most im
portant question before the people," but
talking further be admits that it is a
question depending on the course of the
party In power "whether imperialism,
the tariff evil, or the money question
will be the paramount issue of the next
campaign." Mr. Bryan and his friends
have great difficulty in keeping up with
a paramount issue and the issues they
feature successively as paramount have
Invariably failed to appeal to the pub
lic with the same -force. , If free silver
was paramount in 1806 and imperialism
in 1900, a new paramount issue will be
needed for 1904 to make the cycle com
plete. If the situation with reference to the
gold-beaters and their union is as rep
resented the strike tbey have inaugu
rated in Philadelphia ought to be what
Is known as a "lead pipe cinch." If
there are only 400 gold-beaters In the
United States and every one of them a
member of the union bow can their
employers successfully evade their rea
The new sultan of Zanzibar bas been
proclaimed and from all accounts the
succession bas been accomplished with
out indulging in elaborate coronation
ceremonies. The sultan of Zanzibar evi
dently has a thing or two to learn in
the royalty business.
Ho Honest Maa Will Object.
Commissioner . of Pensions Ware's dec
laration that he, will administer his office
on a basis of "cold evidence and cold law1
does him credit" NO honest man should
object to it.
A Prerogative Immemorial.
There seems to be nothing new In that
decision of a St Louis Judge to the effect
that a wife has a right to go through her
husband's pockets. Certain things become
laws without legislation.
Preliminary Training; for Senators.
There are six candidates for United 8tates
senator In South Carolina, but In any com
munity where statesmanship Is more re
garded than chivalry, two of them would be
retired on account of their conduct at a po
litical meeting on Saturday. The lie was
passed, they tried to fight on the floor of the
courtroom In which the meeting was held,
and being prevented there, left with mutual
threats to fight a duel. But In South Caro
lina this high-spirited aotlon may cause
their election to succeed the present sen
Where Gratitude I Daw.
New fork Commercial. '
Notwithstanding the slu of emission
made by the first session of the Fifty
seventh congress. It holds the record for
long sessions and In the number of bills
Introduced by the members. The number
of bills presented was 15,3(8, against 14,339
In the first session of the last congress,
which bad exceeded any previous congress
in its attempted legislation. It sat 150
days, against 139 day devoted by the Fifty
sixth congress to business, and passed 1,484
bills, which Is the largest number ever
passed by a similar body. Had the fifteen
thousand and more bills Introduced fouad
their way to the statute books the publlo
printer would have had a grand collection
ot books to add to the library of the nation.
For saving us from such an Infliction we
owe that gathering of law-making poll
tlclans sincere thanks at least .
INFECTION THROUGH OLD CLOTHES.
Gentle Warning; to Those Who In
herit Cast-OS Wearing Apparel.
The spread ot leprosy In the Soudan and
other arid regions Is attributed to the
custom ot passing , soiled wearing apparel
from person to person. Owing to the
scarcity of water, the oleanslng of clothing
is almost Impossible and It la customary
for the original, purchaser of new, clothing
to wear the same until it' becomes un
bearably dirty, when it is given or soli) to
some servant or person ot lower station,
by whom It is In turn banded over to some
one still more ' impoverished, and thus
passe along the line to the beggar or slave.
The dally call ot the old clothe man In
our larger cltle and the advertisements
seen in the dally papers offering the highest
price for cast-off clothing, old feather
beds, etc., remind u that more highly
civilised communities are not free from the
same source of Infection cast-oft apparel.
What guarantee has the publlo that the
clothing purchased of the old clothes dealer
ha been properly disinfected T While it 1
Impossible to trace the transmission of
disease through cast-off clothing or second
hand bedding with the same certainty that
applies to tb transmission of leprosy by
similar means In the Soudan, It require
little medical knowledge to comprehend the
danger to wblcb the poor are subjected
by the unregulated traffic In soiled clothe.
Bromldroal and hyperhldrosls of the feet
are affections of mlcroble origin and the
very sight ot rows ot cobbled-up old shoes
at secondhand stores Is certainly suggestive
of stinking, sweaty feet; the discarded
trousers of the wealthy rak and old feather
bed certainly present Innumerable possi
bilities of Infection. If old clothing must
be passed dowa the line, let it at least be
JULY 22, 1002.
I """"""""" mmmm " T ROTES AND PERSONALS.
An Ex-Senator at a Circus
Ex-Senator William V.
We bad (our ttrketa for Taylor's circus
which had fallen to us as our share
from the foreman, who declared on hi
corporal oath that he had mad an even
division. We proudly announced our own-
ershlp of these tickets at the (upper table,
but no one seemed to pay any attention
to the statement or to rejoice in our good
luck. We ventured to ask our venerable
mother-in-law It she would not Ilk to
"see the elephant go round and round," but
he gave a look of reproval which settled
us, and we turned to our better halt with
a winning a smile as we could muster and
"popped the question" to her, but was In
formed "that the weather Is a little too
warm to attend a eircu." We then Invited
our 20-year-old daughter and was promptly
turned dowa. Even the hired girl gave u
the "mitten." But, being a veteran and
not easily discouraged and being fully de
termined to enjoy the circus, we extended
an Invitation to our young friends. Mas
ter Ralph and Melvln Oarrett and Charles
Memmlnger, to form a party and with us
drink In the beauties of the circus. They
appreciated our lonely condition and our
wild desire for amusement. Their spirits
were ea rapport with ur own, they
promptly accepted and at the appointed
THE CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN.
Lyons Sua: J. J. MoCarthy is the lad that
the people of the "big" Third congressional
district will take delight In sending to
Stanton Picket: And now let every re
publican In the Third district take off his
coat for the election of McCarthy. Robinson
hould be beaten and he will be it every
working republican does his utmost.
Beatrice Express: It is pretty near a
cure thing that Hlnsbaw will be elected
this fall. There 1 good reason to believe
that the republican will make a clean
sweep In Nebraska this year and give fusion
a blow that It won't recover from In several
Wolbach Wave: Hon. Moses P. Klnkald,
the nominee on the republican ticket for
congress from, the big Sixth, 1 a man who
w are personally acquainted with and who
we know to be a man who stands as a peer
ot any other man In the district A vote
for Klnkald means a vote for good govern
Pones Journal: John S. Robinson . of
Madison wa renominated for congress by
the fuslonlsts of the Third district In Tues
day's convention at Columbus. This I a
was expected. Robinson couldn't well re
fuse the nomination, as long aa no one else
wanted'-It. But It 1 very safe to predict
that this dletrlct will be represented by
another "John" In the next session of con
gress and his last name isn't Robinson.
Hlldreth Telescope: The fuslonlsts of this
district have raised the cry ot "election
fraud" against Judge Norrls, the republican
candidate tor congress. This cry, however,
baaed on an election controversy some time
ago In the Fourteenth Judicial district Is
liable to prove a boomerang. Judge Welty, a
well known populist, says of the charge:
"I am a populist and am supporting the
populist ticket, but my loyalty to my party
does not go ao far and to inch an extent
that I will assist in Imputing a crime to
one whom I believe to be innocent."
Teeumseh Chieftain: Whenever you meet
a man from any part of the district and ask
htm concerning Hon. EX J. Burkett's can
didacy for re-election to congress he will
tell you: "Oh, they are all for -Burnett
down our way." The brainy young con
gressman from the First dletrlct has cer
tainly won the favor of his constituency to
a marked degree. His recognition on Im
portant committee of the house is an Index
ot his standing In Washington, a recognition
which he has compelled by bis ability. In
tegrity and general grasp of national affairs.
Will he be re-elected T By about 5,000
Pender Republic: John S. Robinson was
renominated for congress by the fuslonlsts
at Columbus on Tuesday. The populist
convention first nominated R. A. Tawney
of Pierce county, but finally had to yield
submissively to the democrats, who Insisted
on slick John S. That 1 the democratic
play this year the nominees for all the
good offices are to be democrats or they
will go It alone. The populists are gradu
ally succumbing to their fate becoming
democrat or leaving the party to Join the
republican. It will take republican votes
this fall to elect the congressman from
this district and J. J. McCarthy will get
every one of them and many pops and
democrats and Is assured of an election.
Ohlowan: The , nomination of Htnshaw
for congressman' from the Fourth strike
terror to the heart of fusion. True, he wa
a candidate before, but It was at a time
when general discontent prevailed and the
allied forces of reform, the enemies of hon
est government, still rallied to the slogan
of distress and refused to admit that pros
perity had come to stay. Hard time Is
no longer an Issue In Nebraska. The farm
ers no longer clamor for legislation to ralss
the value of beef and pork or Improve the
grain market There I now ao demand for
relief legislation, but there Is no less need
of wise tatesmanshlp In congress. Fill
more county republicans did not succeed
In securing the nomination of their candi
date, but they have no doubt of the ability
and fltnea of Hlnshaw, nor will any effort
be spared to elect him.
Columbus Edict: In renominating John S.
Robinson the fuslonlsts have named tneir
man for Ithe political sacrifice. I( all the
counties In the Third district were like
Platte there would be but little use in
republican naming a candidate, but Platte
1 about the only county left to the un
disputed reign of Bryanlsm. Robinson's
bom county haa climbed. up the tree of
pclltlcal wisdom and Is now among the
faithful republican counties. Two terms
would seem to mean retiring Robinson If
the sentiment of the laBt election can have
a bearing upon the sentiment today. -No
democrat can eipect to be of much service
to his district when the national govern
ment Is republican. Robinson may be aoie
to do thl district a great deal of good
hould the time ever come that brought with
it s democratic president, but aa matters
stand now .be can do no more for the dis
trict than any private cltlsen.
Hot Weather Hint.
New Tork World.
Hot-weather common sense Is again In
order. Fortunately the summer garo oi
our people has within the last few years
been adapted to the tropical conditions in
which we must live or two or tnree
months. Rational people have learned also
to modify their diet and their drinking
with some regard to the thermometer.
Some men who would think It a craiy per
formance to teed a furnace Ore In July
do not e the folly of "toking" their sys
tem with heat-producing red meats and
fiery wine and liquor. A large part of
the suffering and mortality during the
heated term Is due to errors of diet. Next
to these the "rush" habit is to be avoided.
Start a little earlier or arrive a little later,
but don't hurry In hot weather.
Why (fit! Smiles. -
Bt. Louis Globe-Democrat
The face of Ceres wears a smile when
talk Is beard of cornering a corn crop of
Alien In Madison Mall
tint we i made our . way to the circus
ground. '.;. , ,
W were drat entertained by a Punch
asd Judy show la front of the side-show
tent;, but this did not Induce us t Inveet
In that performance. In due time the cir
cus tent opened i sad we crowded In, se
cured the highest seat on the north side,
where there was good ventilation and a
fair view of the ground upon which the
wonderful performance wa to be given. '
After waiting for halt an hour the show
began. It was not a cirrus, but a spe
cialty performance. , There were exhibi
tion on the trapese, ground and lofty
tumbling, Chinese jugglery, etc. They
were all very good and we passed an en
joyable hour. - After the show closed we
walked home In a delightful moonlight as
mortal ever experienced and parted at a
seasonable hour with mutual good wishes.
Vpon retiring we dreamed of circus per
formances, glided trappings and other at
tractive feature ot the rough life of a
circus performer,' hoping that we might
be able to form Another "box party" be
fore the season close and spend another
enjoyable -hour. We thank our young
friends for their sodsty.
. ARMY. AMD HAVY TOPICS. . .
Gossip an S Comment of Interest to
Frteaaa of the Soldier.
, : Army and Navy Register. ,
There ha been nothing more Important
in a long time among the general orders
from the headquarters of the army than
the . order ' relating to rifle ,. compe
titions. The resumption of thl work In
the military service at the home
garrisons mean that the former policy ot
training our soldiers In. marksmanship has
the approval and will receive the encourage
ment of the. present administration. It 1
a wholesome sign, sine It conveys the
assurance that pur'ioldiers will be able to
maintain the efficiency of the army as a
body of crack riflemen. The annual com
petition .have been productive ot much
that was valuable. . The result have been
practical and ot such Importance that now
that the army Is returning from the Philip
pines It has been deemed advisable to take
up this, work again.
.The president bas become tired of hear
ing of the requests for discharge made by
some restless enlisted' men of the navy.
Some of these requests are made on very
trivial grounds and plainly show that the
men who mak them have no better reason
for leaving the service than the Individual
disinclination of staying in It The presi
dent has, - therefore, decided that there
must be the best of reason before a dis
charge is hereafter granted and he desire
that those who tome Into the navy and
those who are there now will understand
and appreciate the attitude of th authori
ties on this Important question. Her is
his order on the subject:
White HouSb. Washington. Julr 10. 1902
No enlisted person in the naval service of
the United States shall be discharged there
from prior to the completion of his term ot
enlistment, except for one of the following!
causes: Undetilrablllty, Inaptitude, physical
or mental disability or unfitness. In every
case the recommendation for such discharge
must be made by the commanding officer
of the vessel on which .the man may be
serving. Applications for discharges which
reach the department In any way except
through the commanding officers of vessels
shall be, without exception, disregarded
if i THEODQRB ROOSKVEL.T.
. ,.. . . ... .
There I already considerable speculation
among officers ot the army as to whe will
receive the appointment of brigadier gen
eral to fill the vacancy caused by the re
tirement on July 16 of Brigadier General
Jacob H. Smith. , One opinion 1 that either
Colonel .Thomas Ward, asalstant adjutant
general, or .Colonel Edward M. Hayes, Thir
teenth cavalry, will receive the oeveted tar.
It Is said that it Colonel Ward receive the
appointment h will Immediately retire.
There 1 a good deal of secrecy neeessarily
surrounding the negotiations pending be
tween the representatives of this govern
ment and the holy see respecting the with
drawal of the friar from the Philippine
and the disposition of their lands. Th mat
ter doe not seem to lend Itself to prompt
settlement, however amicable may be the
effort to the greatly desired end. The papal
representative appear to be furnishing an
obstructive argument against the adoption
of the plan furnished Governor Taft when
he ett Washington for Rdme some weeks
ago. During the preieht weak Mr, Root
haa had occasion to go to the summer horns
of the president and consult with Mr. Roose
velt respecting the most recent aspsct of the
friar question. There Is a growing sus
picion, which may or may not be Justified
by the circumstances, that the administra
tion finds Its proposition la not received
without question at the Vatican. Of course,
the partisan critics of the president and th
secretary of war -are very eager to ei20
upon the administration and It would give
them the keenest Joy to learn that the
president and the secretary hav failed in
(he effort at. Rome. It must be admitted
that the friar question ha a ticklish po
litical ld to it to the extent that It might
In the hands of clever political 'agitator
hav a rellglou significance, which tn real
ity It need not Involve, ,.
The Philippine islands seem to b a
land of bugs. Most of the pestiferous In
sects Invade places ordinarily exempt from
their Intrusion and ' much complaint , is
made by sensitive people In the Island on
account of this visitation, which eem to
afford a rare opportunity for th ento
mologist. The bug seem to rival the
Pittsburg plckie In variety, at least The
persistent mosquito appears to t - the
most annoying of the Insect, not merely
because of Its attack, but on account of
It shrill, ceaseless song. There seem to
be no way by which the Inhabitant can
be protected from thl pest. It 1 prob
able that the sufferers In tb Islands
will be able to' extract some comfort over
the socceas of the campaign la Cuba and
be led to hop that another effective war
fare will be waged upon- the mosquitoes
In our Paclfte possessions. But we do not
have to go to the Philippine Island for
discomfort of thl kind. A correspondent
at Fort St. Philip. La., give a sprightly
account . of the situation at that post.
Thsre doesn't seem to be much else than
mosquitoes In the air and snakes, alliga
tors and noisy frogs In the neighboring
swamps.' Our correspondent ssys everyone
at Fort Bt. Philip Is secure against an
Invading army, which would be bound, to
be broken In health, spirit and efficiency
If It survived the onslaught of the
mosqultoesV which hav tho growth ot the
fly and th deadly pertinacity of th
Whore, Oh, Where Caa He Bat
; ' Tjtlca Press.
They say there I a county In the state
ot Texa where It bas not rained for three
year. That statement will tend to ele
vate Texas In th opinion of central New
Yorkers. It a part of that county could be
brought here for a little while, Just for
a change, it would be very agreeable. If
It keeps raining elsewhere a It ha been
doing for the last few months that particu
lar county Is llksly to become populous.
The London chamber of commerce Is to
mak a party call upon the New Tork
The London Express say that ex-Queen
Nathalie of Servls fs about to take the
veil as a nun.
Royaltie are being paid to Lord Klvla
on no fewer than fourteen of hi patent ap
pliances which hav been fitted oa board
the latest Japanese warship.
Dr. N C. Morse, president of th Iowa
Association ot Railway Surgeon, la said
to be the heaviest physician la America,
welgtng 825 pounds.
John Philip Sousa has seat King Edward
a copy ot his march. "Imperial Edward,"
beautifully Illuminated upon vallum la an
tique fashion and enclosed In a gold
mounted morocco case.
Gabriel Harrison ot Sterling place,
Brooklyn, retired actor and teacher of elo
cution, aged 85, used to run errand for
Aaron Burr and Is believed to be the last
surviving close acquaintance of that former
After much careful study and two trips
to the polar regions Louis Lindsay Dych.,
professor of natural history at the Kansas
university, has arrived at the conclusion
that the first human being war bora and
lived In the Arctlo sone.
State Senator J. Henry Cochran of Wll
llamsport. Pa., haa achieved a unique dis
tinction. He ha proposed to th council
of that oltjr to pave one of the etreet at
hi own expense and he ha no personal or
pecuniary interest In th particular pave
ment to be laid.
Representative W. Aldan Smith of Michi
gan say that on of his constituents who
had been living on a diet of egg and sherry
wa asked by hla physician how he liked it.
"It would be all right, doctor," he replied,
"It the egg were as new as the sherry
and th sherry as old as the egg."
The announcement that King Oscar ot
Sweden : Is writing his memoir hardly
come a a surprise, for the reason that
he haa so frequently and so lucceisfully
ventured Into literature that he might
reasonably be expected to try hi hand at
state chronicle and personal remlntsoenoes.
Had the lady w ho lost 110,000 In an ele
vated railway car in Chicago rewarded the
guard who found it with a "thank you,"
the latter would have had no just cause for
complaint. The property was not his, and
It was only doing hla duty to return It to
Its owner. But to pretend to pay for this
honest service with 10 cents was adding
a gratuitous Insult
LIKES TO A LAUGH.
Detroit Free Preset "I Shouldn't think
Barbler would let hla wife paint her faco
"I'd do the same thing, It I had to Uvo
with It all the time."
Chicago Post: "Weren't you embarrassed
when he kissed you for the first time?"
"Oh, yes. It was all I could do to not
let him see that I had not been kissed
Town TodIcs: Charlie (after acceptance)
Shall I speak to your father now?
uiaoys Aiercy, no. 11 u i io niiu.
Charlie Your mother, then?
Gladys No, no. You must ask the cook
If she would object to one more In 4ha
Philadelphia Press: "Really," said Mr.
Btlnjay, "1 don't like to give you all this
money to carry around, xou Know tne
scientists say that bacteria lurk In bank
"That' all right," replied ma wire. "I've
Detroit Free Press: "If uch a pleas
ure to talk to your wife!"
"I if. ' Inquired Mr. Henpeclc. thought
fully, "I've never had an opportunity to
find out. She usually doe all the talking "
Pittsburg- Chronicle: "What Is the train
topping for?" asked the Kentucklan of
tne passenger in me seat aneaa.
"For water," replied the man spoken to.
"Egad, sun," replied the Kentucklan, "If
I had known that. I should have remained
at home, sun!"
Chicago Tribune: "Let me see," said old
Gotrox to young Malnchants, who hnd Just
asked for his daughter's hand, "didn't I
overhear you referring to me the other
night as 'an old pirate? "
"Well er you see, I didn't mean that
"No, I'm no pirate, but I am a sort of
free-booter. Thl (biff) won't coat you a
PANAMA HAT OF OMAR.
New York Sun.
Before the lingering day of winter died
Methought a voice Inside the hatter's cried:
"When all our summer stock la spread
Why stand the dubious purchasers out
slde?" And while they lingered on, who stood,
The window, shouted i "Let me In the door I
I'll put my money In a Panama,
E'en though for three year I can buy no
Now the warm day, reviving old desires,
To own a Panama each sport aspires;
So hies he to his uncle with his watch
To raise the pries that stylish garb re
quires. Some of the glories of thl world; a few
Sigh for the nope of paradise to view.
Ah! take them all; I only ask, for mine,
To own a Panama of faultless hue.
As by the hatter's door I stood agape
I saw a Panama of matchless etuipe.
I had to have It, though I knew full well
When my wife saw It I d be In a scrape.
Nay, my beloved, wlps away those tear.
Extravagant It seem, hut hav no fears.
Now I can buy you more and better hat.
A Panama-like mine will laat ten years.
I often think I never looked so well
As since I put me on this headgear swell.
But, too, I wonder why those hatter
On half so costly aa the stuff they sell.
But that linoleum lid. whose tender braid
Daily on Broadway Is displayed
Ah! handle It full Kently. for who knows
In what here thunderstorm 'twill come un
Strange, la It not, that of the myriads who
Before us passed the hatter's portals
Not one wilt tell the truth of what It cost
But multiplies the cost at least by two?
Exceot when Ananias homeward roe
Th sum it , costs then shrinks it never
But never let Mm think he' fooled his
.. wife; , '
She know about it .-all eh knows, aha
. know. , ,
Ah! chilly utumn.wlth they wind and rain.
Haetftnot my coming. Must i beg in vain?
jl aianc iww mourn ,i im worn ray nn
I can't afford to buy so soon again.
Pimples, rashes, eczema,'
boils, headache, nervousness,
debility these are some of
the results of impure blood.
Medical authorities agree
that impure blood can be
made pure and rich. Your
doctor will tell you about
Bad blood follows constipation, and
constipation follows a sluggish liver.
Ayer'a Pills are river pills. Tbey pro
duce natural daily movements In
ttsasa, , J.CAYUCO,UwU.I
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