Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 24, 1902, Page 6, Image 6
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Howe rule Is good thing- for Ireland, tos- the Boers, for the Cubans, for the Filipinos but It doesn't count in Ne braska. A pugilistic trust to restrict the sup ply of bruisers would, we feel sure, en counter no serious protest from the public. . The city of Omaha will take the an nual inventory of its realty belongings. It's a good thing to take stock at least once a year. Candidates for the new police com mission had better charter a special train to bring Governor Savage home, chain lightning express time. King Edward's dally bill of fare has to be O. K.'d by one of his physicians. His humblest subject could not be under a more arbitrary tyranny. If Tom Blackburn and a few other Uercernarles are appointed on the police board we may rot hear so much from the sham reformers about that machine. Iowa republicans will get together Bext week in state convention Just to give Iowa democrats one excuse for folding a session to inquire where they tr at That reminds us the management of the fire and police was supposed to have been taken out of politics when the ap pointing power was taken away from the local authorities. Having adjourned its session sine die, ft is safe to say that the Nebraska upreine court will not reverse Its latest jxillce board decision again before Sep tember, when it reconvenes. Every fair smuggler who gets caught never intended to defraud the govern ment out of the duty on the smuggled jewels or apparel. But then, she never Intended being caught either. "All litigation must have an end" de clared the supreme court In the police board decision a few months ago prom ulgated as its last final finding and then It proceeds to reopen the case from the -beginning. Mayor Moores' matrimonial bureau jbugbt to step into the breach and arbi trate the little differences between the two women whose eagerness to claim one husband has gotten them into the police court It is noteworthy that Superintendent Pearse is always being mentioned for promotion to the headship of the public schools of some great city, but the call never gets beyond the mentlonable Stage. No other city is willing to help Omaha unload. Two thousand dollars will be spent to place Indestructible street signs at crossings and Intersections. It would be interesting to know Just how much money has been spent for this same pur pose in past years without leaving even a remnant of a street sign that could be identified at this day. Assurances are given that the death ot John W. Mackay will in no way inter fere with the plans of the promoters of the Pacific cable with whom he was associated. Whether it will exert an in fluence over tbe impending war between his telegraph company and the Wectern Union is exciting equal curiosity. TAX RtFURM ARD DlRMCTlfOMMA TIVRS The paramount Issues In the state of Wisconsin this year are tax. reform and direct nominations of candidates. The platform declarations on those two points were endorsed after a full and free discussion by more than two-thirds of the recent republican state convention and doubtless expressed the sentiment of the rank and file of the party of the Badger state. Coupled with a severe ar raignment of public officials for assist ing professional lobbyists In the defeat of reforms to which members of tbe leg islature were pledged, ibe Wisconsin platform makes this declaration: As representatives of the republicans of Wisconsin chosen in a contest after cam paign which has left no reasonable ground for doubt declare an equal ana uniform taxation ot all taxable property and the right of every cltlien to an qual vole with a direct vote In the nomination of candidates for oftlc aro issues of supreme Importance In the ensuing stats campaign. The great reform wrought In our, general election through the Australian ballot in spires ua with confidence to make tbe earn methods of nomination that vry voter may express his sovereign right of choice by direct vote without the Intervention and manipulation of political agencies. W therefor demand that caucuses and con ventions for candidates for office be abol ished by legialatlv enactment and that all candidates for state, legislative, congres sional and county offices b nominated at a primary election upon the same day and by dlreot vote under the Australian ballot We renew the demand of the party for the enactment of such laws as may be nec essary to compel each individual and every corporation transacting business with the state to bear a just sbar of the burden of taaatlon. It will be noted that while Wisconsin has been held up by the Nebraska rail road tax bureau as a model for this state that tho republicans of Wisconsin stand pledged for a revision of the tax system that will compel the railroads of their state to contribute a much greater share toward the maintenance of gov ernment than has been exacted from them up to this time. During the year 1001 the aggregate tax collected from railroads in Wiscon sin amounts to $1,C50,000. This tax is levied not by the mile or upon tangible property but upon the gross earnings of the railroads, varying from 3 to 3 per cent While Minnesota proposes to raise the tax on gross Incomes from S to 4 per cent it is proposed in Wiscon sin to make a progressive tax from S to B per cent according to the class of road. Such a tax will yield from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000 per annum, whereas the taxes paid by the railroads of Nebraska only aggregate $1,160000, Including millions of dollars' worth of lands and other property not directly In use for railroad purposes. The demand of Wisconsin republicans for direct primaries Is in line with the popular demand for primary election re form that will do away with barter and sale and corporate interference with conventions. With all Its defects the modern Crawford county system, namely, the nomination of candidates by direct vote without the intervention of delegates and conventions, affords the most effective remedy of tbe flagrant abuses of the old system by which the popular will is so frequently frustrated by Jugglery and chicanery. . Tbe first step in this direction has al ready been taken in Nebraska by pri mary election laws enacted within the last few years, which require the regis tration of voters according to party affil iation and the supervision of the pri mary election under the same regula tions and restrictions that govern gen eral elections. It is to be hoped that the next step will be taken at no distant day. " , Direct primary nominations are no longer an experiment Within the past five years they have been introduced in a dosen states. Wherever tbe nomina tions have been made by majority party vote they have proved eminently satis factory. A candidate who Is the choice of a majority of bis party freely ex pressed by an Australian ballot may readily command the undivided support of his' party, while candidates noml nated by a mere plurality could not command the allegiance from the body of men who are pronounced agalnat them. In other words, the direct pri mary opens the gates wide for a free expression of party sentiment while the old system of nomination by delegate conventions has often resulted in the selection of candidates who could not possibly command the voluntary support of a majority of their party. WHAT WILL rue MJCASVHM be t There In some speculation aa to what will be the character of the bill to regulate trusts which Congressman Llttlefleld of Maine , Is preparing. In the hrst session Mr. Llttlefleld Intro duced a measure providing for pub licity of accounts, requiring combina tions engaged In interstate business to make a full and complete showing, so far aa consistent with due and reason able privacy of ' business, concerning their resources and liabilities, the ex tent to which their capital stock Is paid up, the general character and extent of their product and a number of other Items. Not the least important feature of the bill is that which lmpotea a tax upon such corporations as have not en forced the full payment of their capital stock either in money or some kind of valuable property. It Is assumed that the new bill will proceed very largely along the lines of the measure already introduced, with such modifications and additions as a n.ore thorough study of the subject may suggest or the president and attorney genersl recommend. Tbe bill. It is now understood, Is not to be known as a distinctly administration measure. It appears that President Roosevelt did not formally request Mr. Llttlefleld to fraiut a bill for the regulation of trusts, but sixply urged tics to keep tbe sub ject In mind and to continue to press legislation at the next session wf con gress. StUI it Is probable that both tbe president and Attorney General Knox will be consulted in regard to the bill, with a view to its receiving such support from the administration as may j properly be given. It is said that the plan is, so far as any plan has been formed, for the president to repeat in his next message his recommendations In regsrd to trusts, probably at greater length and with more emphasis. Mr. Llttlefleld will then continue to urge legislation in accord with the views of tbe administration. The position of the president In the matter has been so clearly defined that there can be no misapprehension re garding it He believes publicity to be the most 'essential requirement and he thinks there should be governmental regulation and supervision of the cor porations engaged In Interstate com merce. That he Is entirely serious in urging legislation for these purposes there cannot be a reasonable doubt and the efforts of the opponents of tbe ad ministration to discredit the declara tions and the action of the president will have no influence with fair-minded men. As to Representative Llttlefleld, no one in or out of congress has shown a more earnest desire to secure legisla tion for regulating the combinations and it Is safe to predict that be will make a determined effort for trust legis lation at the next session of congress. IBM BEMNAUT Of BBTAJTI3JL The democrats of Missouri have Joined with those of Texas and North Carolina In reaffirming allegiance to the Kansas City platform. This remnant of Bryanlsm appears very small when placed beside the fact that the demo crats of a number of other states, In cluding two in the south, in their con ventions this year Ignored the national platform of 1900 and made no mention of the democratic candidate In that year. The adherents of tbe "peerless leader" can get little encouragement from tbe declarations of those three states, which do not' reflect the general sentiment even among southern dem ocrats. There is no doubt that Bryanlsm has to a large extent lost its hold In ' the south. A prominent southern democrat who has recently traveled extensively In that section says he found that the Bryan following! is decreasing every day and expressed tbe belief that the democrats of that section will be prac tically solid for an eastern presidential candidate in 1004 and a declaration of principles that will discard the heresies of the Chicago-Kansas City platform. "Tbe south has everything to gain," be said, "by allying herself with the ndrth east and our people are coming to real ize It Under the auspices of such a union of Interests It is possible for the south to carve out of tbe future a so cial, material and commercial splendor to which even the imagination cannot set a limit" The decline of Bryanlsm would be more rapid if there was some really strong man, someone having high qualifications for leadership, among those who are seeking the reorganiza tion of the democracy. GIRMAHYS TARIFF PRUBLtiM. The tariff problem continues to be a source of perplexing trouble to Ger man statesmen. Those who want du ties Increased on nearly everything are In tbe majority on tbe committee of the Reichstag having charge of the revision of the tariff and they have Just ag gravated the difficulties of the situation by increasing rates on a number of ar ticles which they think need greater protection. This action has encountered a vigorous opposition and tbe imperial secretary of state for the interior de clared against such changes In the meas ure framed by tbe federal council and expressed the belief that the bill would never pass. It would probably be better for Ger many If tariff conditions should remain as they are, for if the demands of tbe radical protectionists should be success ful the result would very likely be tariff wars with other countries which would be exceedingly damaging to German trade. As was said by the imperial secretary of state for the Interior, with increased duties tbe commercial armor may become heavy to fight In success fully. Germany is not situated as tbe United States is, having neither the re sources nor the industrial development and she cannot expediently do what this country may In tbe matter of tariff policy. It Is very well to give her in dustries protection, but tbe tendency ap pears to be to go too far in this direc tion. The United States has perhaps as great Interest as any other country in Germany's tariff problem, tbe solution of which will affect for good or ill a very extensive trade with that country. Cardinal Ledochowski, who bas Just died at Rome at the advanced age of 80 years, was Justly characterized by Pope Leo as a valiant fighter for tbe church. The most notable event in bis career waa tbe conflict with Bismarck growing out of the ecclesiastical laws of Prussia, which resulted in Ledochowski being sent to prison, where be remained a number of years. He was made a cardinal by Pope Plus IS as a reward for the contest be waged against tbe Prussian law, which placed the choice of bishops and priests in the hands of tbe people of the diocese or parish. For the 'steenth time tbe supreme court bas reversed ItBelf on the Inter pretation of the police commission law. How soon It wlll reverse Itself again depends only upon th ability of the parties Interested In creating another rumpus to rslse hair-splitting questions with high-sounding hog latin phrases, such as fldlbus, omnibus and 'nix kum rous, sufficiently confusing and con founding to enable the court to wade Into deep water and fish out a few wall eyed pike and a cuttlefish or two to roll the legal whirlpool. SuyerliiUadfnt Bcghtcl cf tbe Stst Industrial school has discovered that he can provide religious Instruction and chapel services for the boys without a paid chaplain. This suggests the In quiry, bow many state institutions simi larly situs ted art carrying salaried chaplains on their payrolls who eoiid be replaced t7 volunteers. There is no good reason - why the example set at Kearney cannot be followed with ad vantage in other state Institutions. If one good turn deserves another, the expedition of Ak-Sar-Ben knights to the Black Hills may be depended on to stimulate a spirit of reciprocity that will bring return pilgrims to Ak-Sar-Ben's shrine. The people of the Black Hills have always looked to Omaha aa their natural baso of supplies and Omaha cannot do better than to culti vate closer business and Social relations w'tb them at every opportunity and now is the opportunity. Archbishop Ireland takes the ground completely from under the partisan critics accusing president Roosevelt of warring on the Catholic church In the position he has taken with reference to the Spanish friars In the Philippines. Nothing any churchman can say, how ever, can keep the popocratlc yellow Journals from yelping on this subject because they are sure they know better. Tbe best sign of restored peace In the Philippines is tbe steady withdrawal of troops and reduction of military forces stationed In the Islands. lAbejS1 atael Capital Skoald OomJer. ' New Tort Mall and Express. The mora conferences between labor and capita, if they are free and candid, the bet ter for both and the better for th common wealth. A Demonstrated Fact. New York World. "America has the best guns," says a German naval annual. And the best gun ners, too, as Manila bay and Santiago proved. Prohibition la Praotlo. Washington Post. Prohibition In Vermont Is a glaring and disgraceful failure, a source ot many scan dals and a promoter ot vies rather than of morality. "Whjit Harts Mr. Bryan. Bait Lake Tribune. What makes Mr. Bryan more than ever sure that Orover Cleveland is a person to be detested is Grover's failure to reply to certain bitter reflections on him. Depend on the Wind. Philadelphia Press. Watchers in the direction of the William J. Bryan can discern no signals of distress at her masthead as yet And they will see none, either, as long as the wind holds out Jab at the Jlm-Jsmt, Chicago Post General Corbln has prohibited the expor tation ot snakes from the Philippines. Wh7 did he not strike at the root of the matter at once by forbidding the Importation of whisky T Corn la Kins;. Buffalo Times. It looks as though there were a big busi ness ahead for the "granger" railroads and for the granger himself and the "corner" of one man or set of mn cannot prevent It Corn Is king. Th Farmer Strtetly In It. St. Louts Globe-Democrat Oats and corn are at high figures on the sv. of the fjerthering 7of on of the biggest crop ot both which have been known for years.' The farmer is very far from being a forgotten man In these days of all-round republican prosperity. Jnst and Hlah-Mlnded. New Tork Evening Post Whatever criticisms the historian! of th future may find b,tmself compelled to pass upon tie administration of Theodore Roose velt, he will always b able to cite the president's decision In the case of Oeoeral Jacob H. Smith as an example of. a Just and high-minded action, and as. a manly blow for the honor of the army and the nation. General Brooke's Record. Philadelphia Inquirer. Of General Brooke It may be said that while he was too young to reach the fame ot Meade, Reynolds, Hancock and other great Pennsylvania captain, he was a good soldier, who was frequently brevetted for meritorious services and shed his blood on several battlefields. He goes Into retire ment with a fine-record as a soldier, one who has ever been a credit to the uniform be wears and to the state which gave him birth. We trust that he will have many years of peaceful lite to enjoy 1 ' the neigh borhood where he roamed as a barefoot boy. MCornerlnarM Continent. Indianapolis New. Some way the anthracite situation should be relieved. It does not seem reasonable nor right that the anthracite coal necessi ties of 76,000,000 people should be at the mercy of six railroads, which are combined and under the control of about the same number of men, who may at any time cease production at the expense of tbe poor miner, and, on the other hand, may In crease prices to all of the people. Given a limited coal field like the anthracite field and given th necessities of a great conti nent of people, whose manufacturing In dustries demand the use ot this coal, and we have a situation that may call for more than ordinary measures or laws. It may be a menace not to be endured that half a doien men shall "corner" a continent. Balance of Trade Slams. New Tork Mall and Express. There Is nothing unfavorable in a redac tion ot the balance of trade. On the con trary. It shows that our Indebtedness abroad Is diminishing, for w send mer chandise away only to pay for something. What does not pay for foreign merchandise Imported must pay freight, insurance and banking charges, traveling expenses, divi dends and Intsrest on foreign capital In vested here, or American securities bought back ' from other countries. There Is no advantage In 'having a great burden of such payments to make, and the object ot foreign trado Is not to bring money Into the country. We have money enough, and have to supply gold to Europe from tlm to tlm. Th narrowing of the balance between exports and Imports Is In itself a good algn. rofnlnea of tho Male Unimpaired. Minneapolis Time. Now comes th Boer, looking for hone and mule, not for war, but for th culti vation of his long neglected farm. There la also a demand la South Africa for sheep and cattle for breeding purpose, as the Boers were compelled to kill most ot their live stock during tbe war for sub slatsne and were unable to care for their remaining- herds or their crops. The farms are almost stripped of live stock ajd the Boers are looking to tbe Vnlted State for th replenishment of their flocks and herd. They are also In need of agrl Cultural Implements, which the manutac turers of this country will hare aa oppor tunity co furnish We did a good deal of busueaa with South Africa during the war, but v arc going to da even mors sow that pece ia come. OLKET BARBED BT AGE. Presidential Timber He Always Jf n Selected from Men t'nder 87. Chicago Tribune. When some Memphis democrats let Rich ard Olney know that they would like to see htm tbe presidential nominee of the party he told them he did not wish to be consid ered a candidate. Ho gave no rearon for bis unwillingness to respond to their kind advances. In a letter to a New Tork paper Edward Stanwood says Mr. Olney could have pleaded hi age as an all sufficient reason why be should not be considered In connec tion with the presidency. In 1304 Mr. Olney will be (9 years old and would be over 74 If b were elected and served to the end of his term. Not one of the great political parties, says Mr. Stanwood, has ever elected or nomi nated a man ao old as Mr. Olney will be In 1904. The oldest man ever elected president was William Henry Harrison, who was 67 In 1840. Jackson was 65 when elected the second time. Buchanan was 65 the year of his nomination and Taylor was 64. Henry Clay was 67 when he was a candidate Jn 1844, General Scott was 67 when he ran in 1S62 sd Cass was 64 when he ran In 1848. There Is no precedent for a presidential candidate of 69, and politicians are as much guided by precedents as lawyers sre. Mr. Stanwoed say Mr. Blaine told him In 1891 when he was 61 that he no longer de sired to be president because he had reached a tlm of life when h craved rest. "When the American people elect a president," said Mr. Blaine, "they require him to re main awake four years. I need my sleep." The American people make more demands upon the time and energies of their chief magistrate than they did In the quiet days of the first presidents. It Is doubtful whether the average man put In the White House at the age of 69 would live through his term If he tried to do all that was ex pected of htm. Lord Salisbury at the sge of 73 has resigned the premiership because be no longer toela equal to the discharge of Its duties. The mental and physical strain to which an American president is subjected Is In creasing. The office Is not one for men who have to nurse a strength weakened by the Insidious approaches of old age. There doubtless sre exceptional men of 69 who are able to stand a four years' siege of constant work and worry, but a political party will be quite excusable If It declines to look for them and gives the preference to younger men. The age limitation which excludes Mr. Olney will not be objected to by David Ben nett Hill, who is only, 69. It will not af fect Arthur P. Gorman, who Is a little over 63. It will not be difficult for the democrats to find a candidate who has not lived up to the maximum limit ot 67 years. POOR EXCUSE FOR FAILIHE. Host Men Who Succeed Do So In Spite of Disadvantages. Kew Tork Times. It would be hard to find a better example of how jl young man should not seek em ployment than the following advertisement, which Is clipped, from the Evening Post: "Tor.ng attorney, Harvard law graduate, lacMnr 'pull' and having used up his mcuv, must get to work to make a liv ing. Any honorable chance In any business will be accepted. He la entirely free to go anywhere the employment may require." By his own statement this young man has had the advantages of what is gen erally called the best school of law on either side of the Atlantic, and when be was graduated he bad money in reserve. At the outset accordingly, he- had every chance In his favor. To what does he at tribute his present destitution? To a lack of "pull." By "pull" we presume, be means personal influence of the kind that brings employment, one has done nothing to deserve. It is not a pleasant picture,, this of a young man hanging out bis shingle and waiting for fortune to drop a plum beside his easy chair. We can im agine nothing more ll'.tely to repel a pos sible employer. . .," ;; n But let us suppose that by "pull" be means personal frtends who, when a posi tion is vacant for which he 1 bettc fitted than another to fill, use tbelr influence to secure it for him. To accept the advant age of such a "pull"' Is quite honorable. But is the lack of It an excuse for failure? Of all the men who succeeded in the world, perhaps 1 per cent have the advantage ot the best possible training for their business or profession, and of those who have this very few have private means In reserve. The work of the world Is done by those who make their own advantages snd who force their own openings. We are glad to see that tbe young at torney has arrived at a place wbero he Is willing to accept sny honorable employs ment. In the course of time snd experience be will perhaps learn not to advertise the excellence of his education In larg? type, and not to attribute defeat to a lack of that which a normal man does not re quire. PERSONAL, AND GENERAL. R. O. Thwaltes, superintendent of the Wisconsin Historical society, ha just finished a new biography of Father Mar quette. .'!:' President Roosevelt bas sppolnted a man to look after tbe remnant of buttaloe; now remaining In this country and to prevent that animal from becoming extinct. Preparations are being made by the monks of the Grande Chartreuse to emi grate from Prance to Switzerland, whither they hav already, sent their magnificent library- For drawing caricatures of his officers while serving time In the German army reserves an engineer named Wuest bas been sentenced at Frankfort to six months' Imprisonment The Chamber of Commerce of Baltimore Is making a collection of the portraits of all Its presidents, from the beginning of 1851. to be displayed In Its main room. Tbey number twenty-five. Lord Rosebery bas written a novel, but will not publish It for some time for fear It may Injure him politically. In this he differs from Disraeli, whose novel assisted him to mount tb political ladder. Jules Verne, the French author of ex aggerated fiction, says 100 years hence very few books will be written, a prediction that may be taken as an Indication that M. Verne expects to die before the year 2000. An "armored waistcoat, price 32 shillings (abcut $8), carriage paid," has be?n invent! by a French tradesman at Charlevllle, who recommends It specially for the use of am bassadors and members of Parliament, Jour nalists and others exposed to danger. A Paris thief, while picking a woman's pocket recently, pricked himself so se verely with a pin which happened to be in her dress that he uttered a cry of pain, which led to bis immediate arrest. The sum of 1550 la cash was found upon htm. John II. Donovan, city assessor of Bos ton, bas attended every game ot bas ball played at tbe Hub this year. His only (ear anent the gam Is that teams from both league may play on th earn day, snd that b will b unabl to b present at both. Th municipality of Edlnburg ha de cided to confer the freedom of that city to Sir WlKred Laurler, premier of Canada, and Sir Robert Bond, premier and colonial secretary of Newfoundland, on the occa sion f their visit ther on July 26 to re ceive degree from th university. REPOSIBILITT Of PARENTS. Proteat Against th Laaltr Owe Moral Dleelplln of Children. The Outlook. It. Is a very serious question wbethsr th manner of ths young men and the young women In this country ar not deteriora ting. It 1 not easy to Judg of the man ner of a generation, because the standards of the past seem higher as one looks back than the standards of the present: and be cause, in considering any particular aspect of a period, there Is the temptation to sep arate that aspect from the complete move ment of tbe time, and to be misled with re gard to Its significance. There Is no doubt that the wide practice of athletics by young men and young women has, on tbe whole, been extremely .beneficent Athletics is fast making Americans a vigorous race physically; it has furnished a safety-valve for the overplus ot vitality which. In ths colleges st least. In former days often took th direction Ot dissipation. It bas brought young men snd young women together on a natural and wholesome basis snd has made ,thein comrades In a rational way. These gains must be taken Into account. On tbe other handit has bred sn Informal ity, not to say a freedom, of manner on ths part- of young men toward young women which involves a positive loss, and fostered an ease of Intercourse which may lead to disastrous result rf It Is not moderated by ins experience 0 elder persons and con trolled by Judicious social conventions. Th American girt Is so trustworthy that is very difficult for a fnrntm n.i... It stand her. He finds It looking from the aUndpoInt of his own so cial xraaiuons, xo believe that ao much freedom can be combined with entire purity. There la, however, not the slight est question among those who srs well Informed, ' regarding the essential moral healthfulness of American society. There will always be exceptions both In remote country districts and great cities to this general statement, but as a whole Ameri can society Is singularly free from social corruption. But the freedom whl'.u the American girls enjoys may be carried too r, mua 109 rreeaom or the American boy often degenerates Into license. A great many fathers and mothera In this country have, practically thAimt ,. ...tv..i. and surrendered which they cannot release themselreg, al tnourh they knav vAri- it m .k- - ----- iw asatuvr ur mother has a right through easygoing wmpiacency or dislike to exercise au thority to nam nva, n .vim . 1. . rectlon of the home which ought to rest vui, ua a sympametlo Interpretation of the needs of young people, but also on a knowledge of life far In advance of th experience which youth can acquire. The head of a preparatory school for boys said not long sgo that it was extremely difficult to enforce the rule againat smok- ub- wnen ooys or 18 frequently drove up to the school from the at H nn n am panied by their fathers wt, . ui vigorously. Every boy of mature nh.io.i growth has a right to decide whether., he will smoke or not. but no father has any right to let a growing boy smoke, for well known reason. Thst Is sn authority which he cannot delegate without Inflict ing a serious injury upon the boy. The vj wisnes ougnt not to be consulted In the matter any more fh.n th.. " " .nun. Ui a child who Is anxious to play on the edge of an reel Dice. If th, K. - , - - " ftiiev what excessive cigarette-smoking meant, he mums m it, ior ne naa no de sire to dwarf himself physically or men tally; and when he stows un an P..n... what haa happened as tbe result of his In dulgence, ho is likely to havs anything but a kindly ,fIlng toward the father whoso null carelessness railed to protect him from his own ignorance. An eastern community was shocked re cently by a mysterious tragedy In" which a young girl and two young men were con cerned. That tragedy, whatever Its ohar- aeiermay ce. 'was made possible by1 h free dom of Intercourse under unusual and Im proper conditions which ought never to nave been permitted. Every girl ought to understand that she Is respected in the exact degree in which she is Inaccessible to any kind of familiarities, snd that it U Impossible for a woman, if ahe wishes to secure not only confidence but admiration, to hold herself too sacred; and It I the fundamental duty of every mother to pro tect her daughter by Instilling Into her an adequate Idea of the relation between the essential dignity of womanhood and the conventions which protect that dignity in social life. If American society Is to pre serve In sny way the qualities which tbe best Americans In every generation hav Instilled Into their children, there must be a far deeper sense of responsibility on the part of beads of families to their children than at present exist. . There must be far less license permitted; there must be far mors judicious and rational supervision. .1 The Amertcsn child Is generally regarded by foreigners ss the most offensive' repre sentative ot his country, and., unluckily, there la very much to Justify this opinion, as all candid Americana who see American children In summer hotels snd elsewhere must concede. - Too many of tbetn are rude, noisy, forward snd disrespectful, not only toward their parents, but toward others. Tbey reveal the laxity of their owa home la moral discipline snd In the teaching of good manners. . It will be necessary pres ently to preach a crusade or organise a movement for th education of American fathers snd mothers If the traditions of tbe Americans ot earlier times ar to b preserved and If American society Is to have any distinction either of aim, of tasts or ot maaners. ' CLOSING OF AN INCIDENT. -''. Amnslnff Controversy Ended with Few "Reiterations." ' Nw Tork Tribune. From Mr. Bryan's explanation of bis failure to receive an Invitation to tbe Tlldea club dinner until three weeks stter It was sc.-t, persons of a mean snd sus picious temptr may Infer that the elerk to whom be imputes the blame bad been Instructed to be guilty of aa oversight. But such an hypothesis Is untenable for several reasons. . In the first place, Mr. Bryan Is not to.be lightly accused of sell ing the : truth to serve the hour. In th second place, it is evident that b did not wish to avoid sending a reply. Inasmuch as be has now gons far out of hla way to send on. Nor can it b supposed that he wanted more time, for tb letter which he finally dispatched to the aecretsry of the club could not have cost him more than ten minutes of concentrated thought. The conclusion must be thst be was glad even of a belated opportunity to afflict a large number of person with ths sensa tion which Is familiarly known as "hot under 'he eollar," and really regrets tbat It did not come sooner. But we ar suprlaed thai so much ca loric ha been engendered by Mr. Bryan's lateat manifesto. It Is Just Ilk him. He never permit the obligations of courtesy which control ordinary men to embarrass blm when tbe paramount necessity of up holding the faith as u see It arise. "Aft;r all." ld tb late Isaae H. Brom ley on a certain occasion when be felt Inclined to put an end to a pretentious and profitless discussion, "after all, ther 1 oily on fundamental, universal. In dispensable truth only one, and I hav fortotten what that is; and, what' more, I doa't sit a damn." la th opinion of Mr. Byraa also ther Is only en funds mental, universal. Indispensable truth, put he knows what It la and considers It of profound importance. Tb at tie article In hi political creed I that p Is the dem ocratic party, and whoever lenles It Is a pariah. Whv, therefore, i. ould anybody at tb'ls late day b surprised or annoyed when be sternly disregard th amenltle of life and acquits his conscience ones mor by informing the Tildes club that Mr. Cleveland I not' fit to sit st tb same tabl with himself, or even to b Invited to a democratic dinner? It is strange that anybody should betray resentn)nt at Mr. Bryan'a characteristic performance. The venerable Mr. Mc Laughlin of Brooklyn takes th right view of ths Incident, and we commend his sa gacious oommeats to all oonoerned. "Th Invitation waa mislaid for three weeks by a clerk." Mr. McLaughlin observes; "well. If X were Mr. Bryaa I would discharge tbat elerk. It shows very bad discipline in Mr. Bryan's office very bad. Whst If such a thing happened In ths White House? It wouldn't do at all. It might involve our country In war." la these brief but penetrating remarks of a polit ical philosopher ths Incident Is assigned to Its proper place. The country will calmly await the announcement that Mr. Bryan has discharged hla clerk. WHERE PROSPERITY HAILS FROM. No Crow tho Beestlat of Itmka, hot Omt of th Oroond. Hartford Courant (rsp). The cheerful philosophers Who feel so surs thst prosperity Is going to eonUan because the price of stocks sre so well maintained in Wall street will do well to look a little further than the lower end ot Manhattan inland when taking tbelr ob servations. It Is a faot that many persons seem to forget thst sll tbe material wealth comes out of the ground. Th pathetlo stories from ths large cities connected with th fresh-air aids have told mor than one of little children who had never een green grass snd who had no Idea of ths open" country until given thea outings. Ther are grown-up people or abundant wealth who are equally ignorant of what th eoun ry Is In Its relation to general bull ness interests. They assume that when stocks go up ten points the country la richer thereby, and that when a great syndlcats takes $50,000,000 worth of prop erty and capitalises It at $500,000,000 thla paper performance haa created (450,000,000 of new wealth. They buy and aell and go speculating through life on this sort of assumption and do not atop to think that It Is only aa th Iron and coal are dug up and aa th sunshine and th rain bring tb grain to the harvest that anything is added to what already is. If v should find at the end of the season Chat the early drouths and the later floods that have been ao prevalent have resulted In a aerlnus crip pling of the crops. If investigation demon strates that we have consumed mors thaa w hav produced, then no amount of booming can keep price up. As yet It Is early, to determine a to thla. We hav aa Immense agricultural territory, and ths flood destroying everything In one valley may bring needed moisture to thousands of square miles of other fields and prove vastly more beneficial than Injurious. It is the destructive flood we hear ot rather than the fructifying showers. But meanwhile it Is well to bear in mind that while speculators can grow rich In their big deals and the world can watch with wonder their great achievements, still they are net producers. Somebody else gives up what they get and It la th unnoticed producer who furnishes the tangible material elements of prosperity. Even legitimate tidying and selling, what goes vnder the general name of trade and keeps so many people busy, adds nothing to what already Is. When two men trade horses there is still only those two horses st the end of tbe trade. CHEERY CHAFF. Philadelphia Bulletin: "Does she sing SS If she had her voice cultivated?" "Oh, yes. I couldn't understand a word, she said." r rutin, ijr 11 m. . ------- -.. -I . hav vmi msilfl HAV provision for those who com after you? tt VU T V Arm at in, flAO and told th hired lrt to say I'm out ot town. . tr 1 . c -w "whit An vnu ex pect to be when you become of age, my little man?" asked th vUltor. "Twenty-one. sir." was ine ongni one reply. riiuahueiuiim -. - - ' . thing more unsatisfactory than a meal at our boarding house," said th chronlo kicker. "No?" replied the Impressionable young man. "Evidently you never got a kiss from your beat girl over th telephon." i-1 am a t m w ' "Whv Ai man alwnvs laugh when they hear Jokes about losing money at horse races?" 1 That," answered the unlucky person, "Is Vv. .... a. lmiirh is often used to conceal an aching heart." .... VI.UM tA Tahmaka lrarmert It has been pretty hot out hr this summer. Farmer-Hot? Well, rather. Whr, w even had to put Ice in tho pond to keep th ducks from laying hard-boiled eggs. . . . . I--. . Mvm.v m h-aiitteti1 naiumore aiuiivii. ...... bathing suit!" we aay to th fair young thins. "When ar you going to th s&- Idef' . . . Seaside?" sr. repeat. invoiouBiir, must aamii. -oemsiuot m. mad to wear at the photographer's. A LITTLE LONGER. Adelaide X Proctor. A llttl longer yt- ""1 , Shall violets Diuum ui urov v - And the lime branch, whor th wind ar blowing, , . ghail murmur tb swt promts of Bprlngl A llttl lcngr yt-a llttl longer, t... .halt behold the aulei of the rtv rn: While tender grasses and awakening ilo.v- Send'up a golden mbt to gret the fiuvn' A llttl. longer rss llttto longer The tendernes or iwiusu "" The rosy cloud that float o'r dying day- Nor 'ao tin trembling stars hgta to shin. A llttl long' yt- Mttlo longer , Bhall starry night oe oeauuiui ior mw; And the cold moon shall look through th DIU HO"---. - Flooding her llver path upon tho A llttl longer yet-a llttl longer. Life nall fcc mine, in n r lif with Uu strength to bear, to lov. to Bringing It thouaand Joys thy besrt t fill. A Itttl longr yt-a llttl longer. The voice mou nun wvx . ...... thin ear; And thy tru heart, thst now bta quica 10 iieiw 1 iiv .... A llttl longer yet shall hold them dear. he A little longer yet joy wnue inu Love and rjoioi ior nm . And oon th darkno of th grave anall Lov. and rejolc and fl and know n mor. THE GENUINE EAU de COLOGNE 3obnn Aarta Satin Fur al by W. R. BENNETT CO. g. W. Cer. 1Mb and Harney fit.