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THE OMAHA PATLY BEE: MONDAY, JULY 28, 1002.
i Hie Omaha Daily Bee
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(Seal.) M. B. H UNGATE,
isn't Congressman Mercer running up
ft rather heavy bill with
While the market house question la in
the courts, the market house la la the
Another eruDtlon from Judce Rnrdnn
la needed to fill the cup of the season's
The campaign in Nebraska la not yet I
started. The politicians have to wait on
When the oleomargarine law gets Into
the courts there should be no need of
greasing the wheels of justice.
Rallroa4.orning8 for July increased
25 per ceo, over tbe same period of
1001. And the tax bureau insists the
railroads are overtaxed.
If this kecpa on, it will take half a
dozen lawyers and several judges to
straighten out the kinks in our county
bond refunding muddle.
Senator Beverldge of Indiana and
Senator Bailey of Texas are billed to
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ipeaa irom tne stump in the same Texas
aistnct. The referee has not vet been
The Omaha Indiana plainly object to
the benevolent assimilation of their
property by the Indian land-leasing
ring operating on their reservation with
the collusion of the agency officers.
Six men were executed last Friday In
Arkansas,, each for murder of which
they had been convicted. The notable
feature of this wholesale hanging bee
Is that two of them were white men.
No joint campaign committee for, the
Nebraska fualonlsts. That might inter
fere with the pretense that the allied
reform forces continue to be a union of
separate ana distinct Political nartles.
k r. v Mti-
u.ai-r crcuu lur
pcnorming me exacting duties of chief
executive ot tola great and growing city
lor nearly a month with conscientious
regard for the demands of the position,
Gossip about probable candidates for
the speakership In the event the demo
crats should gain control of the lower
bouse of the next congress is slightly
premature. First catch your hare-and
then cook it ,
Missouri democrats have this year re
affirmed the Kansas City platform In
two successive state conventions. They
are evidently afraid that the people
would not think they meant it If they
declared themselves only once.
If Omaha la to have a live newspaper
In the shape of an official Railroad Oa
aette, the aooner it puts In an appear
ance the better. Experiments in that
direction, however, have not proved
very remunerative or effective.
The salary of members of the fire and
Dollce commission is fixed bv law at
$800 a year." Under ordinary conditions
such a position would not be attractive
to a successful business man, but soine
member of the Real Estate exchange
are evidently impressed with the idea
thAr. lv,nin kl.l.Un mr. rr.
where In it
Assurances have been secured of an
elaborate official exhibit at the Louisi
ana Purchase exposition by the Chinese
government The other benevolent
powers who Intervened for the mis
sionaries menaced by the Boxer move
ment could make an unexampled ex
hibit for China If they would get to
gether their Chinese loot and have it
displayed at EC Louis.
DueSDlSTltiBCTiOX DISTRlBVTtl I democrats sre hoartlly tired of Brysn
The latent bulletin of the railroad tat Ism In all Its fha bps and will he found
bureau presents an exhibit of compara-1
tire values ! tween census takers' eetl-1
mates and assessors' returns In Dawson
county, together with tablea showing
the dt pendence of the settlers In that
region upon the forced , contributions
exacted from the Union Pacific toward
maintaining county and school govern
ment. Assuming this exhibit to be cor
rect, the Union ratine pays over $12,500
In school taxes on its main line In Daw-
son count v and pats an average of 40 I
per cent of the entire taxes of the school
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i rtiBtricts tnrou&rn wnicn it runs. 11 u
alco asserted that the total taxee paid it seems an entirely aafe prediction a course are Inspired by a desire to fos
by railroads In Dawson county In 1S03 that the "peerless leader" will not be ter harmony and bring about republican
was $29,103.00, as against $34,080.&3 an Important factor In the democratic success in this year's campaign. No
paid lu Dawson county In 1801.- These national convention of 1004. In that body will blame the demo-pops for ruanl
figurcs are cited as striking proof of the case will he support the candidates of festlng deep Interest as well as great
benefits of distribution to the western
counties and the enormity of the de
mand for the higher assessment of rail
road property in the state at large.
One-sided comparative exhibits may
satisfy the railroad tax bureau, but they
will scarcely deceive Intelligent taxpay- I
era. Taxes under the constitution. . or
Nebraska are Imposed upon property In I
tied and devoted chiefly to cattle raising.
The Union Pacific maio line, in that
, , . ,
miles long and lt actual VSlud, ClU
slve of Its land grant, upon xbicb it U
expected to pay taxes the same as the
other owners of lands,' exceed by. far
thft T.tua 0t en other DroDerty In the
!!!2',70o county. The bunco game of dlstribu
...m,740 tlon must be apparent oa a glance at the
In 1891 the Union Taclflc was as-
sesseu in pbwhiu tvumj e""!''
The same mileage was assessed in 1901
f .441 ngrt or . ghrinkara of $73,914.
!!!!!!!!!!!!.a!680 Will anyone In the railroad tax bureau
!!"!!!!!!'."s9!b4o explain why the Union Faclflc assess
2S zb,6uo mcnt in Dawson county should have
i,,b. in0 looi. when the
road was on the verge of bankruptcy,
while today it is gilt-edged at $100,000
per mile for every jnile?
Forty-five miles -of Union Pacific road
are worth not less than $4,500,000 and,
assessed at one-sixth as the average of
other nroDertv In Dawson county. It
should be paying taxes on $750,000 in-
Lte.d of $441 When, doe. the di a-
tributlon of the value of the terminals,
deDota and other improvements made
since 1S91 come In 7
It is a matter of record in the maxi
mum rate case that the terminals of the j
Union raciflc at Omaha are valued at
not less than $10,000,000 by the owners
of the road and are leased out for Joint
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use oj ouier miui uu iuuui ma uuo,
The Union Pacific bridge, which was
formerly assessed at $125,000 in Doug-
las county, supposed to have been dia-
tributed since 1900, now figures In the
assessment as one-sixth of a mile, or
$1,566. Auditor Weston admitted on the
witness etand that the -value of this
bridge was not considered in the grand
distribution, but no evidence exists that
anything has ever been distributed, to
Dawson county or any other county.
The Juggle with census takers' esti
mate! is hardly worth noticing. The
census enumerators wanted Dawson
countv to make a good showing of
wealth and they returned it The as
sessors on the other band returned what
they actually found. Suffice it to say
that while the assessment of all other
property Jn Dawson county has been
..tii m inm reroni. the nronertv of
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th9 railroads is assessed at the same old
iwi it. ..Mm.nti
I uaui vsv eava tv j m- . I
of ten rears ao. notwithstanding Its
constantly Increasing value. -
In Douglas county the railroad assess-
ment for 1001 was $004,704, while the
......m.n In 111 was T72.61L In
other words, notwithstanding that sev
eral minion dollars had been expended
since 1891 for lmprovementa, there was
a shrinkage 1n the assessment of $77,007.
If all these millions invested in Douglas
county terminals have been distributed,
will anyone point out where?
Mr. Hoke Smith, who was secretary
of the Interior in the Cleveland admin
istration and who supported Bryanlsm
in 1900, is no longer a follower of tho
man who twice ld the democratic Darti
to disastrous defeat
In a recent inter-
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I View DO Baia UU( 1U lOUO iuo LUiiKSgw
platform barely represented a majority
of the democratic voters of the south,
''In 1900 it represented decidedly a ml -
norlty, but it was deemed best to let
Bryan have hla renomlnatl6n without
opposition and a platform to suit blni-
self," said the Georgia democratic leader,
"Ills utter failure," he added, "after
getting both, to accomplish anything
was the most effectual way to relieve
the democratic party from his influence.
The democrats of the east may con
fidently .rely upon cordial co-operation
in 1904 from the democrats of the
south. In our own state convention
we adopted a platform omitting all rtf
treuce to the Kanaaa City platform or
to the last candidate. It was a distinct
triumph for conservatism, a distinct
abandonment of the platform and can
didate of 1896 and 1900.
We noted a few days ago the state
ment of a prominent southern demo
crat that the south was steadily drift
ln if from Brvanlsm and fettlnii
ready to' repudiate the leader in the
last two presidential campalgna. The
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statement ot Mr. note smun empna-
sises that fact The intelligent and the
I Drojiresalve men of the south, there Is
I abundant evidence, want nothing more to
I do with the financial and political here-
I alee and the DoDullstlc doctrines em -
- I , In (ho tn Ttrvanl.m Thl
have learned from the lottlc of events
the utter fallacy of the principles and
I policies championed by the popocratlc
leader of the democracy for the past
six years and they are not disposed to
follow him any lender, ne still haa ad
hereuta lu that section, as ahown by the
fact that the democratic conventions of
three southern statea have reaffirmed
allegiance to the Kansas City platform,
but there la no doubt that a majority
of intelligent and conservative southern
two years hence, in the national lonven-
tlon of the party, working earnestly and
determinedly for Its renunciation.
It Is already apparent that the utter
ances of Mr. Itryan in the east are
strengthening the opposition to him. Ills
speech at Nantanket demonstrated anew
his Implacable hostility to those demo
crats who did not support him In the
campaigns of 1800 and 1000 and his
conceited Idea, that he alone represents
the true Drinclnles of democracy. In
view of the antagonism to Bryanlsm al-
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rcaar aereiooca m lue aemocranc vunj
the convention or become the leader I
and candidate of a bolting faction?
PARTIS' Ay COLOR BLlSDSCbS.
Fualonlsts should appeal to the sober
and enlightened Judgment ot the people
u M u falne(, ,n tQOptln,
the republican, methods of characterising
the candidates of the opposition as per-
are honest men la all political parties and
the Journal that constantly asserts that all
men who Tall to agree with the party of
which It Is so advocate, are dishonest, can
not exercise a very wlfle Influence among
thoughtful men. Ex-Senator Allen's Mad
This la refreshing coming as it does
from a source high In the councils of
tho fualonlsts who have constantly gone
to . the extreme of personal abuse In
their political compalgnlng. Every re
publican candidate for office and every
one championing republican candidates
In Nebraska is regularly blackwashed
by the principal popocratlc organs under
an arraignment that runs the wholo
gamut of the vocabulary. Even now,
although the republican press has been
singularly respectful In referring to the
personal characteristics of the men on
the opposition ticket, the popocratlc
pop guns have already begun to shoot
away at the republican candidates and
Indulge in viliiflcatlon .according to
methods peculiarly popocratlc rather
than republican. There are honest men
In all political parties and there are
but no more hidebound, color-blind par
tisan press seeing everything bad and
nothing good outside of Its own party
la to be found anywhere than right
among the fusion organs In Nebraska.
OASAblAH CUM Pii Tl TiOJV.
There appears to be substantial foun-
fl t, for tho Kvort tnat tne Canadian
P.dflc railroad is prepared to enter into
.ill liV -1 k .! I
combine, if it shall receive encourage
ment from the British government in
the way of subsidies. The proposition
submitted by the officials of the Cana
dian railroad through the representa-
fives of Canada now In London is evi
dently taken seriously by the British
government and there is every lndlcu
tlon that it is proposed to give it care
ful consideration. The plan is accorded
ccrdlal commendation by the leading
London ' newspapers, some of which
profesa to see In it an adequate offset
to the so-called American shipping trust.
The profound Interest that has been
shown In England regarding the At- working for the restriction of the franchise
lantlc shipping combine and the appro- nd is claiming and enjoying a repreaenta
v,, w if .iill tlon In congress In which the vote of one
Prv disastrous to British trade, war-
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rani" in" " v""1"""
01 tne v;anauiau huuc ruuruau u -
tabllsn a competing line or steamsnips
ttom Canadian ports will be encour-
aged by the British government It is
obviously a practicable way out of the
aiiemma xnat is cuuiruui.uB iuo Bu,clu
mcnt by reason of the absorption of
British steamship lines between tho
United States and England by the Mor
gan syndicate and the British govern
ment could very well afford to pay a j
liberal subsidy for its realisation.
The railroads expect to keep railroad
taxation out of the Iowa republican
convention through the fact that the
State Board of Assessment will - not
have finished Its work and the argu-
I ment that the convention should make
no declaration in Ignorance or wnat
action the board may take. The as-
- ..,i v ,o.I twin,..,
sunuicui, win uotd uvxu m, uvv..,
before the democrats noia meir eiaie
convention and should the railroad as-
1 aessment be made In defiance or the
general demand for more equitable tax
I tlon the democrats can inject the issue
Into the campaign whether the repub
licans take a stand on It or not It
the Iowa republicans do not meet the I
issue this year, they will surely have
to face It next year when the present
state officers will seek re-election.
Colonel Bryan in the backwoods of
Maine says be denounces the doctrine
that a nation or a man can go so far
aa to be unable to retrace the step. In
this lie haa special reference to the
American policy In the Philippines
forced on us by the peace treaty which
was ratified only by the active efforts
of Mr. Bryan himself in its behalf lth
democratic and populist senators witlv
out wnose votes xne isianaii cvuiu uui
have been annexed. The trouble Is
that the ster taken when this treaty waa
ratified cannot be retrace any more
than the election or ltsuu can now re
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reversea. uur i mi'i'i'iuo
j course could be changed, but It could
I be changed only so far aa conditions
permit and ' present conditions will not
permit any radical change,
I Nebraska VOterS Will CXprCSS them-
aelvea In the coming election for or
against the constitutional amendment
I agreed to by the last legislature against
which Governor Dietrich under a mis
taken Idea attempted to Interpose a
veto. At the time this veto was pro
claimed The Bee called attention to the
questionable exercise of the veto power
citing the constitution and the decisions
In support of the contention that the
amendment has properly passed all the
preliminary stages and must be duly
submitted on the official ballot this year.
The position of The Bee baa been fully
sustained by the opinion given by the
deputy attorney general In response to
Inquiry by the secretary of state and
the proposed amendment will soon be
tip to the voters.
Governor Ravage is now being Impor
tuned to select as members of a new
police commission parties who can be
depended on to antagonize The Ilee and
the majority of the republican party of
this city which for thirty years has
firmly supported Its course. It Is not
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ummcu ium iuuw nun uiw.um sum
anxiety to roment discora ana encourage
factional strife among the republicans.
That la good politics from the demo-pop
Republicans of the Second Nebraska
district are still patiently waiting for a
frank and specific response to the perti
nent questions propounded to their non-
Dea't Foraret the Watehwort,
"Keep on letting well enough alone
That Is to be the watchword In this year's
Waste of Ceaarreealomat Bleeiweaee,
Only about a dozen congressional speeches
are to be distributed as campaign litera
ture, showing what an Immense amount ot
eloquence was wasted In congress last
Fruits of that Omilbia Bill.
The office of the supervising architect ot
the treasury la crowded with work on the
plans ot 186 new government buildings.
Evidently there Is to be throughout the
country an epidemic of architectural ugli
Color of Colonel Bryan's Glaaaes.
New Tork Tribune.
Colonel Bryan Is still trying to look st
national prosperity through thick blue
glasses, but for so eminently flourishing a
publisher and farmer as he describes him
self, it muBt be a constant effort to keep
the color in the glasses always at the
Gettlnc Their Eyes Opea.
That our British friends should be ap
pointing commissions to find out why they
sre losing trade and how they can regain
It Is sn Indication that they are at last
getting their eyes open to the fact that
something Is wrong with them and that It
behooves them to wske up and "get a move
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n them" " w,8bu t0 aTOld ,eft
. npnln..l halting In (h. nnm n n ( k 1 a n A
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That la something. It Is not, however,
enough. It Is only a beginning. There re
mains to discover snd apply the remedy.
With the start be has got in South Africa,
as elsewhere, Uncle Sam may be trusted to
give Cousin John a good run for his money.
The Only Arlatorraey.
Evidently . Mr. Bryan ts not so much
afraid ot aristocrats at he pretends. The
truth Is that the only , aristocracy in Amer
ican politics was fostered by ths demo
cratic party and the relics of It still con
stitute the principal element of democratic
Pwr- " w" e artatcrac' wh,c wa"
I Kasiawl nn tist0fA all at varv T twtaA 1 r1latiin
th. nnlo to ,.,,., ltaM, AB1
the remnant that remains of It Is still
uch four or nve orainftrT ,nen.
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aryan is going to weea srntocrscy out
of the democratic party, that la the element
for him to begin with. Tet be has stood
hand In glove with that element through
Keeping 10 to 1 Green.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Ths dubious distinction of singling out
the 16 to 1 plank of the Kansas City plat
form for special indorsement has been re
served for the democrats of Missouri. Ia
thla strange performance they are' at least
true to the memory of the late Mr. Bland;
and it may further appear that ths Indorse
ment Is due to former Governor Stone's
desire to tucoeed Senator Vest In the
United Statea senate. Presumably no dem
ocrat could hope to enter'tbe senate from
Missouri who was not true to the monetary
principles still embraced by the rural de
mocracy of that commonwealth. If there
are many men la ths south who still be
neve In African slavery and Editor Wat
terson says tnat there are it may be
"oun uouiocrac w Brow wu ww.ru me
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, .....jt -.! mn annn afae ha ,rul A
tets which It has sustained In national
FORECLOSURE ERA PAST.
I Traflie la Weatera Farm Mortcasres
ho tjOBsrer aa Active laaoatry,
A fear years ago trafflo In farm mortgages
was a thriving Industry throughout the
west snd, in fact In every agricultural
section of ths union. The sgent who loaned
ether people's money on farm land security
and the lawyer who officiated at the obse
quiesthat is to say, the foreclosures-
thrived and fattened
Kansas -was the typical farm mortgage
atats. The epidemlo first mads its appear
ance in that community, raged ter
little more fiercely thaa-lt did elsewhere,
and the farmers were longer In recovering
from Its effects, Oood crops and good prices
have worked wonders, however, and now
butlneta Is dull for lawyers who 'make
mortgage foreclosure, a specialty. Ia one
count la the central part of the etate aa
awaMarA AAitntv wtftla at fiAnitlatlnn at at Kaii e
2jf0oo-here were 1S6 mortgages foreclosed
I u 1891. in 189 there were 66; la 1894, 67
la 1895. 72; in 1898. 40; in 1897. 67; In 1898,
I m, 1 COO late a. lAAn Oi . In 1 0A1 IA mA
VM? IT' Zo So run.' thi
Mcor, M h
i There is sn Immense amount of money
loaned on lands in Kansas, but It It offered
on long time at low interest rates. Ne
comers snd ths younger generation of the
native-born are borrowers, but their mort
gages are released by payment and not
through the courts.
The "mortgage history" of Kansas la
grtaily simitar to that of pearly every other
era state, except that ths Sunflower
I tn-a ftny of tha otaer, poatlbly. Ne
state was a little more heavily burdened
breaks. In very many cases ths vslue of
the land was leas than the money loaned oa
It, and ths "poor farmer" waa not ths
sufferer, but the man who surrendered his
good nanney for a mortgage note. But
that is tomaierial now. The central tact
is that Kanaaa and sister states of the
west have passed the farm mortgage fore
closure stage snd the farmers ot the Mis
siaalppl beaia are the most prosperous bust
seat ssea La the lead.
HKPIBMCA STATH TICKET.
Lynch Journal: Who Is Mickey? Ths
next governor ot Nebraska and ss One a
man ss ever turned a furrow on a Nebraska
Monroe Republican: Fusion papers say
that Mickey Is a better man than his party.
Which goes to show that the republican
stats convention made no mistake la se
lecting a standard-bearer.
Kearney Hub: John H. Mickey has un
doubtedly struck a popular chord or struck
the popular fancy as a candidate for gov
ernor. People are learning that Mickey Is
one of the real men that we sometimes read
about, but who are about as unattainable
as the pot of gold at the base of the rain
Chadron Journal: John H. Mickey, the
republican candidate for governor, delivered
an address st Bordeaux which "took" with
the people who heard him. His words proved
him to be a scholar and a patriot, and that
he will make a governor of whom Nebraska
may well feel proud we have every coo 11
Mullen Tribune: The republicans of this
part ot the state are very enthusisstto and
they will go Into the campaign this fall
with a determination to elect every caudl
date on the ticket. With J. H. Mickey tor
governor and M. P. Klnkatd for congress,
you cannot make a mistake to vote 'er
Tekamah Herald: The republican state
ticket is receiving strong endorsement from
the republican press. Those who bsve
served one term bare made exceptionally
good records which Insure their re-election.
As to Mickey. McOllton and I Mortensen. the
new candidates, they srs sll good men and
Ord Quit: Republicans all over the state
are well pleased with their ticket from top
to bottom. On the-other hand, the fualon
lsts are a little at loggerheads snd not all
enthuslastlo over thelt- list of official as
pirants. The hardest dose Is for the pop
ulists to stand having a democrat on the
thead of the ticket.
O'Neill Frontier: In the race for the
governorship stake the candidates both got
fair start. The first lap has been covered
and Mickey ts running splendidly ahead of
the Held and leading Thompson by several
lengths and still pulling away from him.
Thompson seems to be overloaded and run
lng with difficulty and will be shut out on
the last beat.
Falls City Journal: The people who vote
for J. H. Mickey will be voting their ap-
proval of honest business methods and ex-
pressing their appreciation of conservative
Industry. Mr. Mickey Is, and of right ought
to be, the people a candidate. He is one
ot the common people ne oniy tning aoout
mm tnsi is uncommon is nis ousiness sou-
uy ana gooa juagmeui.
Oakland Independent: The talk whether
Mickey is a farmer or not Is all tomfoolery.
That question has nothing to do with his
competency for the governorship. The quet-
tlon in issue is whether or no he has the
brains, education and training to fill that
position, and as long as the opposition hat
at no time denied his ability and honesty,
it should be admitted that this farm ques-
tlon amounts to leas than nothing. l
Arcadia Champion: To be real honest 1
about It. we do not know anything wrong
1th ThomDsoo. the fusion nominee for I
KUtci uur. riuiu ma wo tuu w uo tn m uiviiv
fair man. But there is not one thing the
matter wun xaicaay. we is an 01a soiaier,
an old cltiten of Nebraska, able, honest and
In every wsy fitted to be an Ideal governor.
It necessary to have an acknowledged
rogue on the ticket to elect an honest man 7
Broken Bow Republican: J. H. Mickey,
the republican nominee tor governor, began
his residence in Nebraska in 1868,' aa i
homesteaderand has built up a fair compe
tency by hard work and good management,
while his opponent on the democratic and
populist tlcketa baa made his living by prac
ticing law and defending the corporations.
Both are good .men as far as we know, but
which one Is most deserving of the public
Red Cloud Argus: Those who cast their
ballot for O. D. Follmer for land commis
sioner two years sgo can feel justly proud
of the fact that they assisted in the elec
tion ot the beat land commissioner this
state ever had. Ths Impartial manner tn
which he Is conducting ths duties Involved
upon him and tne strenuous manner in
which he is discovering and reclaiming
school lands that have heretofore been lost
to the atate is a gain ot many thousands
of dollara and a record to which the re
publican party abould call tbs attention of
every voter this fall.
Falls City Journal: J. H. Mickey will
come to Falls City to speak at the emanci
pation celebration on August 2. Ws trust
that all of our people will turn out to hear
him. He is a typical Nebraskan, a success
ful man and a man whose success Is the
result of honett and conscientious effort,
He Is one of our eminent citizens, one
whose eminence la not based upon political
record, but upon achievements tn the busi
ness world, upon the results of good Judg
ment He Is the man that the people of
Nebraska are going to make their next
governor and you will all want to bear him
and to meet him.
Norfolk News: Some of the leadiffg pop
ulists fear that It will be impossible to get
voters of that party in line for the fusion
ticket headed by a democratic candidate for
governor. They not only fear there will bs
slump of populists, but they know It.
Past campaigns of a similar character teach
them what to expect from fusion thla year
and the majority of them will not be dls
appointed when the returns show that
Mickey has been elected governor by s
fine, large plurality. Many of the populisti
have found that they can support ths re
publican ticket without Injury to themselves
or tbe ttate, and they will do It thla fall
St. Paul Republican: W. H. Thompson,
democratic candidate for governor. Indig
nantly resents the charge that he le a rail
road attorney, declaring that be Is "not
now, snd never haa been st sny time, en
gaged by a railroad corporation, etther di
rectly or Indirectly, aa attorney er other
wite, and haa never received ens cent ot
fees." The denial seems to be sufficiently
explicit on the point In question, but falls
to explain how Mr. Thompson compensates
the railroai tor the annual pass which be
carries. Haa the service been already per
formed, or waa the pasa issued on tbe poa
tlbllity that the "little giant" might tome
time be sleeted to aa office which would
make his friendship worth while T
gcotts Bluff Republican: It la a strange
thing that nearly all the populist and
fusion organs in the state ars bowling
about Mickey being a railroad man. When
ever the republicans put ap a good man a
lot of Jim Crow editors start out to do him.
The pops shout "Railroad man!" The
wholesale liquor dealers cry "Prohibition-
lit!" Ths "prohibitionists yell "Liquor
man!" and the commonest of all, ths
fusion democrats, bawl anything but a re
publican. The facta are that Mickey la bo
more a railroad man than any man they
have put oa their ticket. It Is true he does
not cuts ths railroad every time be speaks
at a political gathering, nor should he, as
It Is a well known fact "that a barking dog
never bites. and when you hear a
crying against tbe corporations you eaa bet
he Is trying to attract their atteatloa
When the pops started out and got control
of the stste their whole cry was agilnat
the railroads. They passed lawa, but failed
to enforce them. Rosewater la bow before
the supreme court, which is composed ot
fusion members, sad we predict that the
result will not give the peps anything to
crow about. The farts sre thst while ths
stats was In control of the fualonlsts they
were absolutely under control of the rail
roads sad the people found It out snd
ousted them, and they will stay out.
Broken Bow Republican: Had ex-Senator
Allen said that ' W. It. Thompson, the
fusion candidate, was better than his party
ho would have been nearer the truth, and It
would not have been much to say either.
But when he said J. H. Mickey was better
than his party It was saying a great deal
more than the wlley ex-senator Intended.
Republicans sccept the assertion as a great
compliment, ss we regard the success of ths
principle of greater moment than that of
any man. But when you come to look upon
Mickey as an old soldier, a pioneer home-
stesder, farmer, . successful business man
and Christian gentleman we are not sur
prised that his political opponents are com
pelled to acknowledge his superiority as a
Fremont Tribune: Had Mr. Mickey let his
corn plowa and rakes snd harrows stand out
In the weather snd rust ths year round; had
he let (he pigs root up his treat yard; had
he permitted his fences sad barns to go to
rack and ruin; had be done these and other
things and proved himself a failure as a
farmer and been reduced to a renter Instead
of a farm owner with hanking on the side.
It Is probable the calamity organs would
now view him with a good deal more ad-
miration and respect. They Insist now that when the legislature was attempting to re
he Is not a farmer and that he wss never in dues freight rates, the railroad attorneys
sympathy with fanners, though he owns produced evidence to show that ths cost of
soma big farms, which he used to cultivate
with his own hands. These same calamity I
Amtna jlAelar W TI ThnmnMn ia a ane I
wllarul uWyer, and they gloat over the tact,
Will they not Inform a wasting people why I
It Is a virtue to suoceed ss a lawyer while
It la a disgrscs to be a sucoessful farmer? I
Central CltT Nonnarell: A certain dem-
nerat .Tnr.aaml th nnlnlnn la ennvaraatlnn
with the writer that Mickey would be de-
feated for governor because he Is a temper-
ance man. The writer takes exception to
ths opinion. Everyone admires a truly con
alstent temperance man, and it certainly
should be no grounds for casting a vote
against him. Every drinking man hat re
spect for the man who leada a consistent
temperance life and haa no quarrel with
him for leading such a life. Mr. Mickey
. . Z .. .
has never posed ss a temperance reformer
nor led any Carrie Nation crusades, but hat
done more good to the cause of real tern'
nerance by his life and example. The sa
oon keener has little respect for the cus-
homer whose fsce Is sll day long reflected
tn the mirror behind the bar. The constant
boozer Is no pleasure to him. He thinks
Bore ot th. serene, consistent temperance
man. wno mlnde his own business and ro
form, by precept rather than by force.
BetTer cty Tim.Tribaaa: Th, fugon
. , h ,t .noe-r tn.t t h. Mickey.
the republican nominee for governor, Is
posing aa a farmer for political purposes
only. Mr. Mickey lives on hit farm of 240
acres. He farms by the sweat of bis brow,
an(j not by the perspiration of his jaw. It
ha true that be Is president of the Bank of
Osceola, but he is not ashamed of It. He
hat not denied it nor will he try to evade
it How much different Is his attitude as
a farmer and a business man than that ot
Banker Shallenberger. In the campaign of
1900 the latter professed to have sold his
interests In tne Bank or Alma and bis name
He dressed in a rough rider costum. wttl .
his picture printed tn the World-Herald,
which expatiated at length concerning the
"farmer candidate" for oongresa. Aa soon
as election waa over the name of Cashier
Shallenberger again went Into print and
the ranchman's suit wss returned to Us
owner. The fact Is that our congressman's
record as a "farmer" la based on a drove
of muley cows snd a kennel of St. Bernard
VAGARIES OP TUB WEATHER.
Chicago News: Cheer up; we may not
have a wet Christmas.
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph: There's
plenty ot winter thlt midsummer
St. Paul Globe: Ths weather man must
be an osteopath, the way be Is rubbing it
In on us-
Minneapolls Times: What a pity It It
that the surplus rain of the current sum
mer couldn't have been judiciously dis
tributed over two .or three seasons.
Chicago Inter Ocean: Tbe man who has
been waiting for the clouds to roll by this
summer must have lost considerable time
he might have saved totween showers.
Boston Olobe: It was so cold In New
port last Sunday that Urea had to be built
In nearly ail the aristocratio cottagea.
There were not a few chilly ' receptions
St. Loult Globe-Democrat: Don't worry
about the cool summer. It may be over
100 for three weeks in October. Do not for
get the cllmatlo vagaries of the upper Mla-
PERSONAL, AND GEXERAL.
Springfield. Mass., haa Just celebrated Its
fiftieth anniversary aa a municipality.
Tbe crusade against the billboard nuis
ance Is making headway in Buffalo, N. Y.
The Detroit river Is the outlet of the
greatest body of fresh water in the world,
aggregating (2,000 square miles of lake
spring was called to the presidency of
Willamette university, Salem, Ore., haa
started for the west to enter his new. Held
The queen of Belgium aays she Is dying
of loneliness. This ts a complaint 'which
will never cause the death of her frisky
Pennsylvania has 6,328 lawyera, or judges.
They are distributed in about 284 places,
nearly half ot them being In i Philadelphia
Tbe late John W. Maskay; did not know
within X207)oo,ooo or bow - much be waa
worth, thereby aettlng an example to am
bitious young men.
Mr. Cleveland knows what should be
done with men who have done time aa
president of the United States. He thinks
they should be let alone.
There are 8,850 blind persona In the East
End of London, many ot whom have to
beg for a living, states the sightless presi
dent of the National League of the Blind.
Buenoe Ay res has laaued Its criminal
statistics for 1801. They lncluda 80 mur
ders, 844 attempted murders, 2,710 as
saults and over (.000 tbefu, burglaries snd
Jobs D. Crlmmlna, who la at good as
Irishman as New York can bo ait, haa juat
returned from hie native country and aay
the people ot the Emerald Isle are happy
and prosperous. He should batten to gel
out from under st once.
Colorado ia a great honey producing
atate. One Colorado apiarist keeps his bees
busy collecting honey all the year around
by turning them loose tn his alfalfa Selda
la the summer and la the winter shipping
them to a plantation la Florida. '
M. Combes, the bow French premier, la
only Sve feet three inches tall. He was
at one time a achoolinaater and is a lead
ing authority ea French educational affaire.
Hla scholarship and literary activity have
for yeara been large and comprehenalve,
embracing auch topics aa the Latla poet
Virgil, Kant'a metaphysics, tbe philosophy
of St. Augustine and the social theories of
tatr rmcjj roT romtu.
Kearney Hub- When the guerilla rt
through sarins mean thing and falss
thing about Senator Ptetrlch It will be
found that he has not been harmed la
the least and that he stands solid with bis
constituency all along the line.
Emerson Enterprise: The Omaha Bee Is
publishing some very wsrm articles now oa
resevatlnn matters. The Res is oa the rlcht
track. Kor eight years, ever since the days
of the Flournoy company the Enterprise
has opposed the leasing ot Indian lards to
Bancroft Blade: la another column ct
ths Blade will be found an editorial from
the pen of F. Rosewater denouncing In
strong language the scandalous methods
resorted to by Agent Matheweon and ths
Hutchens gang in their manipulation ot
the reservation affairs for personal enln.
Mr. Rosewster's denunciation or warning
to the interior department, as It might be
railed, Is timely, for It has cotne to light
that the gang has been working secretly
for several weeks to get contracts with the
heirs to landed estates that are soon to be
sold, and if It is the Intention of the In
terior department that the land should be
sold to sctual settlers and that the Indians
be protected from a well organised gang ot
boodlers ths department cannot act too
Columbus Telegram: A few years ago.
reproducing tbs present railway systems in
this state would run close to $100,000 per
mile. I Ant week, whlla roitl iflnir a m awa-
ment for equitable taxation, the railroad
people offered sworn evidence to show that
(the entire Union Pacific system In Nebraska
could he duplicated for only $30,000 per mile.
Including all rolling stock, depots, Side
tracks and bridges. Next Winter the legts
latur w, attempt to reduce freight rates,
n1 " well for the legislators to
remember this testimony regarding ths real
value of the railroads. It cannot be said
to be strictly fair for the roads to milk
the public for freight charges on a valua
tion of $100,000 per mile, while Insisting
that for taxation purposes the same roads
are worth only 830,0000. Fact of the mat
ter Is, freight rates In Nebraska are In
some instances more than 100 per cent too
... . . , .
per cent would be fair toward the roads
and the public. Passenger ratet at S cents
a mile would be a tatr rate. The roads
could make more money at I
cents than at S It they would
call la all their political passes and
make everybody pay the 2-cent rate. Pend
ing the assembling of the legislature, let
everybody remember the aworn testimony
regarding the actual value of Nebraska
railroads. It will come handy some dsy.
Forclnar the Tariff Iaawe.
New Tork Mail and Express.
Let ths democrats force the tariff Issue all
they like and let the republicans stand by
tbelr principles, without yielding or waver
ing st sny point, snd the result will be
what It has always been when that issue
is squarely made. The people are not
eager to upset the conditions upon which
their unprecedented prosperity rests.
LOOTED , LEVITY.
n , , ,, , , v . .
oroo sometning cievorr
The uentleman Uecausa I selected a mil
lionaire for a father, and I think that was
clever enough to last a lifetime.
Philadelphia Press: Little Jinks So you
refuse me because I am a mere clerk. Mark
my words, proud alrl. I will not always be
Miss Harness Ahl yes. we must all dis
Chicago Tribune: Tommy The ' farmer
caught you in hla apple tree, did he? What
did ha say wnen you leu ana broke your
Dicky Gee! He didn't have to say nothln',
tie Just stooa tnere'enjoyin niBteir.
Chicago Newt: She According to statis
tics there are two single men In ths peni
tentiary to each married man.
He Yes: ana two marriea men neat tneir
wlvea where one single man does.
Tale Record: She Have vou noticed that
I have a faculty for falling- in love?
lie Faculty 7 no, nckiety.
Chicago News: "Nellie sayt she's only
21," said the floorwalker. "I Imagined she
must be at least za.
So she was." replied the Jealous maid
who presided over the ribbon counter, "but
you know everytnina- in tne store was
marked down 26 per cent last week." .
Tonkers Statesman: Mr. Crlmaonbeak
Here's an article In the paper about your
new tight shoes, oar.
Mrs. Crlmaonbeak You re joking.
"Well. I thought it waa. It'a headed.
Much In Uttle.r"
St. Louis Mirror: Young Husband (to
wife) Didn't I telegraph you not to bring
your mother witn you?
Young Wife I know; that's what h
wants to see you about. She read the tele
A BOLD DEFL
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. v
Tell us not In mournful numbers
That the price of meat la high;
Tell us not 'twill keep on climbing
Till we can't afford to buy.
For the watermelon season
Has advanced to our relief,
And our noaea we're upturning
At the choicest cuts of beef.
Who has appetite so sordid
That It yearns for roaat or steak
Wtven a chunk of watermelon
Ia so mighty nice to take?
Who has auch a vicious palate
That for gravy It haa uae
When there's such a soothing liquid
As the watermelon's Juice?.
Watermelona! Why. the mention
Of the sweet and pulpy fruit
i Is enough to make nioutha water
All along the eating route.
And the fond anticipation
Ne'er la followed by regret,
For partakers 0t the mi Ion
Say that it a the greatest yet
When the days sre hot and humid
What a Joy it Is to gate
On the allce of watermelon
That la soon to win Its praise 1
Jtn w much greater la tbe pleasure,
Bo the weather e'er ao hot.
When the edible ao luscious
Dlaappeara and hits the spot! .
Red and pulpy, sweet and Juicy,
What a fetid t the melon makes,
Throwing far Into the background
All the choicest roaata and steaka!
And when In the luarlous melon
l;ater' fucea are Immersed
They unite in this detlanoe:
Let the beef trust do lis worst.
Nearly all early cases can
be cured. Expert physicians
tell us they rely largely on
three things fresh air, good
food, and Ayers Cherry
Pectoral. If the case Is ad
vanced, recovery is more un
certain. Follow your doc
tors orders." That's best.
I bad a terrible cold on my lungs.
I feared I might bsve consumption.
Nothing seemed to give me relief until
I used Ayer's Cherry Sectoral. It acted
promptly and cured me completely."
Miss Emms Miller, Fort Snelilng, Minn.
t(.. He., ll.tS. J. C. SYEK LaveD, I
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