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When will our Dave answer those Im
Positively no' postponement
Coronation this time.
Governor Odell's promised location In
Omaha proves to be a false alarm. .
It will be a real cold day Vhen Omaha
finds itself without a police commission
If the flood waters must continue to
' fall somewhere, we know of no place
more suitable for them than Texas.
Don't be alarmed at earthquake re
ports from the Black Hills region. It
Is only King Ak-Sar-Bcn engaging in a
rural outing. '
The resumption of competitive "rifle
practice for marksmen in the .' regular
army is another corroboration of the
fact that peace has been restored. -
Omaha has bad a surplus of police
commissioners de Jure and de facto
nearly all the time and no deficit in this
line is imminent at the present writing.
Jndge Gordon's Salary Touchers con
tinue to come into the' city council with
remarkable regularity. The police court
. Dogberry should capitalize them on his
, expectation of life.
If the international oil trust la to bo
a reality, taking the usual form of a
corporation floating stocks and bonds
upon the market, we may find that oil
and water do mix after all.
Lord Kitchener has a new title thrust
upon him as a reminder ot bis newly
won glory. No wonder Kitchener was
anxious to avoid returning to England
before the coronation ceremonies.
Plenty of people are willing to put up
street signs in response to the council's
Invitation at so much per sign. But none
of them offer to give a Ave or ten-years'
guaranty on the plan imposed on paring
It is .worthy of note once more that
the men honored by Iowa republicans
with high places In both upper and
lower bouses of congress are always on
hand with their advice and encourage
ment when the party takes counsel in
Remember that the railroad tax ques
tion is not confined to Nebraska. The
demand that the railroads shall pay a
fair share of the tax burdens Is making
Itself general in many of the western
states where the evil of railway tax
shirking Is becoming Intolerable.
The story comes from Washington
that the Cuban-American league, with
400,000 members. Is to raise a fund by
assessing each member one dollar, to be
used to promote the re-election of Sena
tor Mason of Illinois. This would make
a. campaign fund of . 1-100,000. The
Cuban-American league ought to be
able to get senators cheaper than that
Senator Ingalls made himself famous
by saying that for every federal appoint
ment be secured be made ninety-nine
enemies and one ingrate. Taking Sen
ator Ingalls' basis for the inevitable out
come in the selection of the new Omaha
police board, Governor Savage ,ls sure
to mske 896 enemies and four Ingrates.
'What a pity Omaha Is not blessed with
a mining exchange ss well ss a real es
tate exchange in these balmy days of
July. We feel sure that the mining
share men would double discount the ab
stract men ten to one striking It rich in
delving Into the inner recesses of Gov
ernor Savage's gold mine, otherwise
known aa the Omaha police commission.
-ax old opposition. N .;
. The democratic party, hss. always
been opposed to protection. Since Its
organization It baa persistently fonght
that policy and during the long period
In which It bad control of the govern
ment It refused to legislate for the de
velopment of American Industries. The
Industrial growth of this nation had its
beginning forty years 'ago, under the
first really protective 'tariff law which
up to that time had been enacted, and
only once since then has the democratic
party had an opportunity to put a check
upon this Industrial development, which
It did not fall to improve with dis
astrous consequences to the country.
That party is again endeavoring to
organize a fight against protection. . M
paid little attention to the policy in 1896
and entirely ignored it In 1900, but Its
leaders are now seeking to make pro
tection the paramount Issue. They can
not successfully deny the beneficent re
sults that have' come from that policy.
The enormous development of our manu
facturing industries, which have given
the United States the leading place
among industrial cations; the building
of a great home market for onr agri
cultural producers; the great benefits
to American labor, unequalled In the
experience of any other country; the
vast increase In our national wealth
all these results of protection cannot
but be admitted. Tet the old democratic
opposition to this policy is being revived
and the voters of the country are ap
pealed to to elect to congress representa
tives who will seek to have the tariff
revised In the direction of free trade.
The leaders say that it la necessary to
strike down protection In order to reach
the trusts. That is simply subterfuge.
The true motive for the attack on the
tariff is in the statement of one of these
leaders that "low duties are fundamen
tal with ua." The democratic party be
lieves In low duties and there Is no
doubt that were It given power It would
leave no vestige of protection In the
We do not think this revived demo
cratic appeal in opposition to the tariff
will be extensively heeded, ine great
agricultural Interest la not asking for a
change of policy that would disturb
business and lessen the demand for its
products; the labor . employed in the
manufacturing industriee certainly
does not want a change that would
check Industrial activity; the business
interest of the country are well satis
fied with prevailing conditions of pros
perity. Whence, then, does the demo
cratic opposition to protection expect to
draw surjoortT UrantLtimt U would ba
Judicious to revise and modify the tariff
in some respects, 'that wore is ior wi
friends and not the enemiea or pro
tection. The republican party does not
fear the tariff Issue, in whatever form
it mav be resented, for the vindication
of Its policy . la complete and over
whelming. SO VOltS PCSlTtSTlART 3CAJTDALS.
It is to be hoped the State Board of
Public Lands and Buildings will desist
from creating an overlap In the state
building fund by letting contracts for
penitentiary reconstruction.' There could
be no possible excuse or Justification for
entering into contracts Involving, as is
estimated, an outlay of from $20,000 to
$30,000, for which the last legislature
baa failed to make an appropriation un
less there is an extraordinary emer
gency. If there Is .a emergency now there
baa been n emergency since last winter
and the proper way to meet the emer
gency was for the governor to call a
special session of the legislature to ap
propriate the necessary funds. At the
very worst, the repairs at the peniten
tiary will have to be deferred until next
spring and the Inmates will have to get
along with such accommodations aa they
have had for the last fifteen months,
and the, contractors will have to forego
the opportunity for establishing a trust
The penitentiary haa been a prolific
source of scandal for various state ad
ministrations In the past and the line
ahould be drawn by the present board
right there. Only nine years ago four
state officers were impeached by the
legislature for Jobbery and gross negli
gence in connection with the $40,000 cell
house construction, and while two of the
supreme judges said "not guilty" and
the chief Justice, said "guilty," the su
preme court of public opinion believed
them guilty and resented the mere rep
rimand of the majority of the supreme
court. ' s- '
That lesson should stand as a warning
to state board when they are Impor
tuned or tempted to vote deficiencies
and overlaps In order to accommodate
contractors willing to wait until the leg
islature can be Induced to make an ap
propriation to cover . their claims. In
the very nature of things, contractors
who are willing to wait and take the
chances of an adverse legislature will
pile on their charges to correspond with
the risk, but even if they were willing
to bid as low for deferred payment as
they would for cash payment It would
be wrong to enter upon such contractu.
Grant that the penitentiary la not quite
aa comfortable for the inmate and offi
cers aa it should be, and doubtless will
be made tn due time, the board would
scarcely be justified in negotiating ille
gal contracts for the construction of
buildings for which there Is no appro
AUKS COS TRACT LABOR.
Complaints having been made that the
alien contract labor law was being vio
lated the Treasury department has In
structed the immigration commissioners
at all the porta of entry where Immi
grants land to exercise the utmost vigi
lance to prevent violations of the law.
This has already been effective in ex
cluding a number of alien contract la
borers, which the steamship companies
bringing them here are required to re
turn to the country from which they
Every effort should be made to strictly
enforce this law and the prompt action
of the treasur officials In the matter
Is to be commended. The law was
passed a number of years ago to put
an end to a system of Importing labor
under contract which was demoralizing
and grossly unjust to labor In this roun
try. Under that system many thou
sands of men were brought here and
subjected to practical slavery In mnuu
facturlng industries and in the mines,
It had grown to be a serious evllwben
the legislation waa enacted to put an
end t It and a revival oftlie system
must not be permitted. Not oply should
alien contract laborers be excluded and
sent back, but those who are responsible
for their coming here should . be pun
SOUTH AFRICA!! POUCT. , ,
The policy of the British government
in regard to South Africa, aa Bitted by
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain, prom
Ises the promotion of good will among
the people and the advancement of mu
terlal development. There Is shown in
the statement an entirely friendly spirit
toward the Boers and a desire to do
whatever may be expedient and practi
cable to invite their friendship. "We
hope," said Mr. Chamberlain, "they will
shake bands with ua, thus securing pros
perity In South Africa under the flag
which protects different races and differ
ent religions." The intention la to in
stitute self-government with as little
delay as possible, to the end that the
government may be relieved of the bur
den of responsibility which the present
situation imposes, but this consumma
tion will be determined by circum
stances. The peace promises made to
the Boers will be kept, both honor and
Interest requiring that this be done, and
the assurance waa given that the gov
ernment will do nothing to Interfere
with a quick revival of development of
There appears to be good reason to
expect that the Boers generally will be
satisfied with the policy outlined by
Mr. Chamberlain. Some objection may
possibly be raised to the proposition to
lay a part of the cost of the war on
the Industries of the Transvaal, but this
was to be expected and It is not likely
to be made very burdensome, aince that
would interfere with the Industrial de
velopment which Jhe government la evi
dently anxious to promote. So far as
political matters are concerned, the dis
position of the leading men among the
Boers seems to be to give them but
little attention, devoting themselves
rather to rebuilding homes and Improv
ing their material condition. Aa sug
gested by General Botha, the Boers
ahnnld stop bothering about politics and
try to make themselves happy in tsouth
Africa. That la manifestly; the .wiser
course, since they may safey trust to
British Interest for fair political treat
ment. We have beard a great deal recently
from the railroad tax bureau about com
parative railroad taxation in Pennsyl
vania and Nebraaka, but the bureaucrats
have forgotten to mention that the Tax
Reform league of Pennsylvania is call
ing attention to the fact that the farm
ers and home owners ot Pennsylvania
are paying $16.50 In taxes for each thou
sand In value while the steam railways
pay but $2.75, the street railways but
$4.75 and the telegraph and telephone
companies but $8.20. These figures
would Indicate that there is need of su
preme court ' Intervention against lop
aided taxation in Pennsylvania as well
as In Nebraska,
Jim Hill haa made arrangement to
meet a delegation of Puget Sound farm
ers representing a territory subject to
bis Northern Pacific railroad to per
suade them that their demand for re
duced rates on grain transportation is
unreasonable and unwarranted. The
great railway magnate will endeavor to
convince the farmers that In being al
lowed to shin their products over his
road under existing tariffs they are
beneficiaries "of bia. generosity, and
should be duly thankful If ihey should
ruolv that his railroad would not oe
worth much without them, their Im
pertinence will, of course, be rebuked.
xv h. Thomnon has filed a statement
bowing that hi nomination didn't coat
him a cent. It he allowed bl friend to
foot th bills, it doesn't say vary much tor
him. Beatrice Express.
That shoe fits our Dave to a te-wy-te.
His official statement for 1900 ahowa
that bis nomination did not cost him a
cent, because his friends bad to foot all
the bills. The honorable Dead Head
Mercer would not even pay his assess
ment after he was nominated and let
other people do his paying as well aa bis
Acting on what is believed to be an
Inside tip,- the commissioner general of
Immigration has notified all of his sub
ordinate officials to keep on the watch
for anarchists expelled from Turkey,
making their way to this country. The
strike those Bulgarian bandits made
with the ranaom of Miss Stone must
have apread the Impression throughout
the Baltic region that America la a good
place to cultivate.
Improved facilities are promised to
handle crowds at the state fair this year.
With the assurance of bumper crops for
the Nebraska farmer which present
weather conditions hold out there should
be no lack of crowds to tax these Im
Water th Colo List Comes law
Observe how eaay th Louisiana authori
ties find It to arrest lyncher when the
offender are negroes!
Advaatas of Comveotloo. Memory.
Sioux City Journal.
Mr. Bryan ha a convenient memory. He
And it much easier to remember the- moral
of 1891 rather than that of 189 or 1900.
Hews froaa Away from Hoane.
Th reunion of the National Boclaty of
th Army of th Philippine, which 1 to
be held at Council BluS next month. 1
to bar a It mala feature a public exhi
bition of th so-called "water cure." It
would add to th ffectlveaea of the cxal-
bit Ion If they could secur ex-Senator Pet
tlgrew or th Hon. Texa Bailey to act a
Th Real Teat of Progress.
. Washington Post -How
many republican elate will Mr,
Bryan ucced la carrying by th ort of
talk he I putting out? Th democrat
cannot elect their presidential candidate un
lee thry succeed la overturning som r
Th Mercer of tho rotor.
Now Tork Time.
And now sanguine railroad prophet are
predicting sixteen hoars run between Chi
cago and New Tork within a few year,
But for the barriers of tat line th two
big cltle might make a merger before this
century Is half over.
Overlooked In the Distribution.
We trust that the kaiser will not over
look the newspaper poets and humorist
who helped to make thing pleasant for
Prince Henry. Llk th other entertain
era they will b willing to do as much for
the kaiser some day.
Better Than Key to tho City. ,
Kansaa City Star.
Denmark Bold It three Wait TnAlan
Island to the United Etataa Winu nf
their strateglo valu as the "key" to the
interoceanlc canal. Now Denmark is try
ing to sell Greenland to this country, prob
ably beoaua of Its atratecia valua aa th
"key" to th North pole.
Brwvalltr of Different Do
If th Spaniards read the description of
our pni cgnu with their blood-heddlng,
groaning, broken rib, difficulty In breath
ing, tcrrlflo blow, writhing In agony,
etc., of the combatants, they may mildly
wonder why we make uch strenuous ob
jection to their bull fight. Of course,
an American can see the difference, but
many Illogical mind would simply see
merely different deerees of th aama klnrf
HOT READ! TO TRUST DEMOCRATS.
Popular Aversion Is tho Party aa
well to It Lreadera.
Mr. Bryan continues to mk.
give out Interviews and cause dissension
in tne rank of the democratio party. When
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Hill cot iIihmhWm
together and pok at th umt banquet they
were trying to pull the party together again.
But Mr. Bryan utterly refuse to have any
thing to do with them or their plana.
"I object to advioe from such men as
Cleveland." he say, "who never fnAlnat!
hi purpose to vote for the democratio
ticket In the last tw campaigns. Hill la a
candidate, but he cannot be trusted."
And so It goea. It apparently does not
oocur to Mr. Bryan that twice the people
have been unable to trust him. Indeed, the
last time when a democrat waa trusted with
tne prealdenoy the oountry was plunged Into
a panic and th free onp house took the
place of the open mill. And vat It la Mr.
Cleveland' Idea that tariff reform must be
tne great Issue In the next camDatarn and he
the democrats to take It up. '
There are no Indication that the nonnU
are any more wllllnjr tn aeeent th nrtw
now ttw.n they were when they defeated
Bryan. Th country is doing fairly well
under republican rule. W quite agree with
nryaa mat Miu cannot De trusted, but then,
what democrat can be?
PROSPERITY "OH BTERT HAJTD.
T . . VI-
Democratic Orarna In Beatoer Over
the Brlajnt A-rJowlrmraJ Proaoaeto.
St. Louis , Republic (dem.)
To those who have antlnlnatad th' mniii.
tlon of the lndutatrlal market the rnrt.
from all part of the country are of a sort
to renew eonnaenee in the continuance of
There have bee a few flnnfla
sarlly the damage which they have wrought
i connnea to a comparatively small acre
age. For every bushel lost because of hla-h
water, the uplands . will yield two ii.
tlonal. ....... . .
There never waa a tlma. aantttv in
the middle west, when the corn was
greener, heavier and In better condition
than It Is now. The hay crop 1s a third
more than usual. Apparently th drouth of
last year ha only served to make the crop
this year greater.
The topnotch ha been reacting tn nrio.
Corn ha been hleber ttian vht ..a ..
have been higher than corn at one time or
anotner during the last month. No cereal
I selling at low prices. Ldre tock I sell
ing nearly high enourh to limit Mm.im..
There Is absolutelv nnthln tn nun v.
agricultural croaoect. The nniv nVn... i.
that the bullish feeling will overshoot the
mara ana causa abnormal value which will
do ultimata harm to every form of Indus
try. Only the good sense of the Investing
publlo can prevent the usual Inflation and
Praiseworthy Exsnpln of Deeted Aa-
peale to Moh-re4 Prerogative.
Th refusal of ni.n t
Mississippi to commute the sentences of
two men convicted of murder and sen
tenced to hang I a conspicuous Instance
of executive fidelity to th interest of
society la hi tt. For on of th men
most strenuous ihdmIi war m.A..
clemency because be belonged to a family
ui great repute and high social prestige.
But th court had decreed that hi. lie.
wa forfeit to the state for th brutal
muraer or an humbl man, and without a
shadow of provocation. . Tha s-ovamnr re
fused to Interfere and th men wer hung
puuuciy ana uccesrully. In spite of th
threats of hi friend to hoot htm dead
on tb gallow rather than km Kin.
suffer the Ignominy of the hangman's rope!
uovernor uavia or Arkansas haa alml
larly refused eauallr atronr natmnna in
recent cases and Monday six murderer
in mat state went to deserved and lg
nomlnou death through th trap doors
of publlo gibbet. Governor Chandler of
this tat haa been equally mindful that
society, the Law. th states peace hav
claim In . inch case and ha stood tor
the vindication of the law and tb court
by refusing clemency to murderers on
sentimental plea. , ,.
These Instance are worthy of tha full.
t praise. The court ot th country ar
too often blamed with responsibility for
th publlo disposition . to mistrust thsm
and forestall them by resort to lynch
law. Ther may be occasional miscar
riages Of luatica in tha ennrla Hut In Ik.
main the verdict of jurle ar deliberate,
conservative and fairly righteous. Indeed,
where they convict men In tha face of tha
most able and brilliant defenaea that can
be mad for them and the verdicts ar
affirmed by th highest tribunal of th
state, a governor must be very sure ot
himself to Interfere with th Judgment o
Th outh I ranldlv arrowina' aitvara
to tha hip-pocket bully, th high-toned
muraerer, in man who think hi blue
bloud ouaht to ha a carta hUnh it.
Justice, and more resolute la demanding
mat tn rignt or in law-aDtdlng shall
not be sacrificed through mock mercy to
auch creature. These aovernnra hm
don well and their example will strengthen
mightily th cause of justice throughout
A tract of country about 200 mile square,
lying In central and northeastern Nebraska,
western Iowa and' southeastern 8outh Da
kota, wa shaken by what Omaha call "a
severe earthquake" a little after noon on
Monday. The Inhabitant of about 160 small
towns, mostly contiguous to the Missouri
river, felt the shock, but no loss of life or
property I reported.
Although tbl 1 pronounced In the dis
patches the Brat real earthquake ever felt
In the state et Nebraska, It Is by no means
the Drat earthquake In the Missouri val
ley. In 1867 a slesmlc tremor was felt
for many miles along both side of the
river, . and caused something akin to a
momentary panio ' In Atchison, Kan., St.
Joseph, Ma, and Council Bluffs, la.
In those day the work of building the
Union Pacific railroad wa under way
from Omaha westward, George Francis
Train and the Credit Mobllter were In the
blush and bloom of youth. Colonel Edward
Rosewater was Just beginning to make
borings along the river bank to determine
whether or not the earth was firm enough'
to support htm, and altogether Omaha was
so busy getting ready to become the gate
way to the Oolden Orient that If this earth
quake crossed th river from th "Bluffs"
It was taken for a rock blast out toward
Kearney, and no attention waa paid to It.
Blnoe than ther have been several
The Rock Island reorganisation, which
had its effect on Wall street last week. Is
certain to stimulate tb movement In
progress all over the western atates, and
particularly tn those state weet of the
Mississippi, for th Increased taxation of
large corporation. Tb atockholders of
the Chicago, Rock Island ft Paclflo railway
voted six weeks' ago to increase their capi
tal took from 60,000.000 to 175,000,000. It
ha become the center of a group of roads
ot about 1,500 miles all told. It ha never
paid over 5 per cent for tea year past.
dropped to 1 per cent and 1V per cent In
1898 and 1897. though a 10. per cent dis
tribution ot stock waa made In 1898. Twenty
year ago it was a regular 7 per cent stock.
It has about doubled In value, measured by
stock quotations, during the last year and
Its ownership of various lines constitutes
a basis of value of which the reorganization
propose to take advantage.
This la to be don by the organisation of
a sew company, which will Issue 4 per cent
bond for th tock of the old company,
then distributing atock In the new company
as an addition to the total capital. Bonds
and shares together, the present stock cap
ital of the Rock bland will be Increased
Just two and 1 three-quarter times. This
wholesale addition of water in this way has
become a frequent method of adding to
oapltal without the trouble ' of going to a
WHEW A BURGLAR COSfES IH.
Praterieavl Point on th Etiquette ot
' "I notice that the Star from tlm to time
has advocated thV Infliction of the death
penalty upon conviction of th crime ot
housebreaking, holding that the burglar is
at heart all times a murderer," said a
headquarters detective quoted by the
Washington Star, "sad none more heart
ily concur ta th recommendation than the
polio of Washington and of th other
large elties. The recent cold-blooded
murder by a burglar of a citizen of Brook
lyn In the presence ot hi wlfo call th
point to mind. It bring u a suggestion
or two regarding '.he distressing casual
ties which I recommead to th cltlien
of Washington aa what to do when you
And a burglar In the' house.
In view of the tact that the legisla
ture of the different state do not appear
to b willing to Impos the death penalty
upon new offence, it I probable that it
will be many year before tha first state
may b won over to th plan, o I suggest
"First, th boat burglar alarm In the
world 1 a small dog, kept 'n the hour
at night. Whether mongrel or thorough
bred, he soon become aooustomed to th
ordinary noises about th premise and in
the neighborhood and familiar with tha
footsteps of the occupant of the house.
I lodge where ther 1 a nug, a breed of
dog not considered over bright, but 1 will
give any man of peaceful Intent, or other
wise, a new suit of cloth-ss If he can ei'ter
my house and, entering It, move about so
that Pups will not detect his prssonc at
-ice. Though sh 1 a little coward she
will bark the steeple off a church and raise
enough fus to float a full-rigged ship at
the slightest untoward noise, however
faint, though I may enter the house at
any tlma of the night or morning and be
greeted with affectionate sniffs and grunts.
The house I not th place for big doga,
which If kept on the utaid are a likely
to bark at cata aa at burglar. Neverthe
less, a large, well trained dog In th house
Is better than no dog at all.
"Second, If yon a atrangor tn your
room and . your revolver la close at hand,
always shoot, at him to kill; take good
aim at his body and not at his head, as
a larger target Is presoot'ed, and ycur
bullet Is more likely to reach home. You
ar In all probability not a good shot,
or, If you ar, you will more likely tnlts
hi head than hi body. Always Are twice.
and thrice if necessary hefore you stop.
Ask question a to hi presence la your
room at that hour afterward. Mav no
mor compunction about killing a bur
glar than you would a mad dog; In fact,
favor th dog. Alway remember that h
1 In your house unlawfully for two pur
pose to rob you and to kill you If neces
sary; therefor whether expert or novlc
with a gun, never shoot to wound; plant
your bullet thick and fait Into hi tody.
'Third, if you hav a revolver, do net
keep It in th bureau drawer, but under
your pillow, or within easy reach by th
Id of your bed so that you can get your
fingers around th trigger with the least
posslbl movement and without getting up.
It a man vr need a revolver urdsr the
elrcumstaace b needs it right away, nd
be hould not hav to go and hunt It.
LI still la bed and shoot vour wonld-bs
murderer full of hole; If you get up he
may make a sieve of you, never forret
tlng that h la about tha vilest carrion
earth and 1 never willing to give you
vo a fighting chance for your life. It
always 'dead men tell no taHs,' with
th burglar, and you should apply th ax
iom obligingly to him.
"Fourth, if you bear a 'noise in tho
bouse,' or your wife hears it and wants
you to go down la th cellar with a light,
doa't go. Don't light the gaa, either, to
see' what th noise I about. Th dark-
nea make a perfect shelter for th bur
glar, while the light make ot you a per
fect target for hi bullet. Many men hav
been shot to death or wounded because
they followed the natural Impulse to get
up and strik a light. Oet your revolver
well gripped, lie still and await develop
ment, which ar sur to com If tb noise
1 caused by a burglar. If be come Into
your room, fir at him as aoon as you can
hock In Nebraska, but they hav been
of a financial. Industrial, political and
Journalistic character. The disturbances
t time were severe enough to be felt
on Pennsylvania avenue, Washington, and
Wsll street. New Tork.
The golden spike was driven In tha
last rail of th highway which was to
reach from Omaha to the Oolden Orient
and the gateway stood ajar and in readi
ness to receive th treasure which were
expected to flow through It, but they did
not flow not until most of those who
had bought Omaha real estate at boom
prices had passed to a better and a hsp-
. pier world.
It cannot be said that Nebraska has
suffered any permanent loss from such
shock. As a territory and as' a state,
It had to shake now and then so as to
settle down to a safe level. Last Mon
day' tremor wa nothing. In fact, to that
which passed over the popullstlc belt be
tween 1892 and 1896. tor it wrecked no
enterprises. It paralysed no Industries, It
blighted no crops. It foreclosed, no mort
gages. In short, It Impoverished nobody
It was not a circumstance to th dis
turbance thatthrew up William Jennings
Bryan, and It 1 not to be mentioned in
the am breath with tha one that shook
him eft the earth again.
legislature, and constitutes aa easy. If In
direct, division of profit.
The Rock Island paid In taxation for Its
last year $921,620, an Increase of about
(200,000, or a little les than one-third
more than It was paying ten years ago,
since which Its value, a reckoned In th
stock market, has considerably more than
doubled, nearly trebling. '
This process l la progress with rati
road all over the west, and it haa cre
ated a movement in favor of increased
taxation which haa taken shape in an
effort In Nebraska to tax all the subsid
iary property of th Union Paclflo, which
has swept th Wisconsin republican con
vention with a demand for th new taxa
tion on corporations, and haa mad this
Issue the dominant one In Iowa.
There is not a atat west of th Mis
sissippi whose legislature thla fall will
not, in ooniequence of these wholesale
additions to railroad capital, be elected
with a majority pledged to the Increase
of corporate taxation on a large seal.
In all western 'roads, and In most - road
east, the value of the road haa Increased
In the last ten years three or four times
as fast as the .taxes levied upon It. A
large part of this advano Is due to th
tact that this property is escaping tax,
and those who are buying at the present
prices are tolerably sure of finding their
future profit reduced by lnoreeaed taxa
discern his shadowy' form. If you wish to
Investigate, do your exploring In th dark
ness. Tou know your own house; th In
trader doe not. Ton place th boot on the
other foot when you follow this, th un
usual plan, for you ar In th dark, and if
he la .kindly packing up . your silverware
from your dining room sideboard to save
the hired girl the trouble of keeping It
clean, you can kill him easily If yon have
the requisite nerve. H yon haven't loek
yout1 door, riclr your head out of the win
dow, call -for the ipollce, and fire oft your
gun. You win then soar ths fellow away
"Fifth, If you have neither revolver nor
nerve, and yon hear a burglar in the house,
or think you do. Just He still and scream
good and loud- If ybu are a woman, and
give a Comanche yell If you are a man. Th
chance of your being shot are thea les
sened than If 'you got up and raised the
roof with your voice. Ha will take the hint
and get out quick. If you happen to wake
up and find him In your room and you are
timid let him have your valuables and you
Ua very atlll. You may replace your val
uables, but not ths life he will take if yon
are foolhardy enough to tackle him bare
handed. "Sixth, dont forget that all burglar are
armed with revolver, but that all house
holders and roomers ar not. He has yon,
therefor, practically at hi mercy at th
beginning of th game, and alwaya at a
disadvantage even If you are armed. He 1
prepared to shoot with hi gun in his hand.
He 1 wide awake, while your weapon may
be Just out of reaoh, and aa you have been
awakened out of slumber, your sense ar
not aa alert asthe man who will kill with
out a slngl thought.
"Seventh, because you hear a not tn
th house It does not follow that It la
caused by a burglar or if you ar a roomer
In a lodging house, that th intruder who
haa entered your room is on with evil
Intent. When a man lr more or leas drunk
all doors look alike ,o him, and I hav
frequently found roomers trying my door,
and even in my room. These condition ar
trying to th nerve, to be ure, but you
can almost Instinctively feel whether a man
1 ther by mistake or with burglarious
Intent. If in your own bouse, don't be too
hasty on th soot If it 1 possible for a
member of your own family to hav strayed
into your room while la a fit of aomnata
bullatlo abatratlon, or while looking for your
private bottle ot rye on th top shelf of th
"Eighth, In shooting a burglar, do not feel
that you ar Jaklng a human life.' The
burglar Is a human hyena, and, as all of
tha animal kingdom despise th hyena, o
ought th higher Intellectual animal re
gard th burglar. H I aa outcast, aa out
law, a namelea creature, worthy only of
execration and death, and compared with
whom the highwayman who give you at
least a chance to hand over your valuablea
and go, 1 an honest man. The burglar I
tb moat villainous of vllllan. and for every
on removed from earth by a bullet or
locked up behind prison bars, law-abiding
citizens should give a algh of relief and a
prayer of congratulation."
Mlstak of Eastern Democrats.
We do not think It would be easy to es
timate th harm that certain eastern dem
ocrats and antt-imperlallat hav don tb
country and tb democratio party by their
adherence to Mr. Bryan. By th encour
agement they have given htm they have
kept his Influence alive aad hav postponed
th day of tb rehabilitation of th demo
crUo party. And they hav accomplished
no good by their eourss. Th next battle
for the ' presidency will be fought
and won In ths mlddl west, aad
th mlddl west 1 tired to death, if
not of Bryan and w would not deny that
ther Is much admiration her for him
among many democrats certainly of Bry
anlam. What th democrat In this sec
tion ar trying to do 1 to forget Bryan,
Kansas City and Chicago and tak a fresh
start. Therefor, those eaatera democrat
who ar Inviting Mr. Bryan to speak be for
them, who persist in consulting him about
policies, ar doing everything they can to
make demecrailo success Impossible.
1 PERSONAL AD OEHERAU
8enator Mason of Illinois Is a devote
of the shirt waist habit. "When It's hot,"
h is quoted saying, "a man's first
duty Is to be ss cool as he can."
Count Tolstoi continue to writ desplt
bl virtually unabated 111 health. He works
early and late and aa hard aa ever, paying
little or no attention to tha warnings of
Th director of th Samuel Orldley
How Monument fund hav Incorporated
for erecting a monument by the Greek
In memory of Dr. Howe's noble work for
the Greek people.
Th Cuban-Amerlcaa league haa received
notice from the Albertu Magnu university
of Wichita, Kan., that th degree of doctor
of law has been conferred upon Its presi
dent. William O. McDowell.
Governor Cummins of Iowa Is en of th
bet authorltle In that state upon forestry.
He has mastered the eubjeot thoroughly,
having originally taken It up some years ago
as an amusement and having stuok to It
Mis Frances Wst of Des Molne, u.,
who waa chosen to name the new cruiser
Dea Molnea, ha notified th Navy depart
ment that it will be Impossible for her
to take part In that ceremony on Septem
ber 80, aa b 1 about to aall for China.
Senor Sagasta, prim minister ot Spain.
wa originally a society report or on
Madrid paper. He I now nearly 10 years
old, his face scarred by as many wrtnklea
a waa Von Moltke's farina- ths letter
dosing years. H live very quietly In a
flat and, llk his great political rival, the
lat Senor Canovaa. is renowned for bin
M. Santos-Dumont has been accused of
effeminacy because of a bracelet on bis
left wrist which he Invariably wear. But
it is bis "rabbit's foot," and to It he at
tribute much of hi Immunity from aerial
accident, in form It 1 a gold chain
wound three time around tb wrist and
terminating in a medallion of th virgin.
M. Bantoe-Dumont received it from th
former royal house of Brasll, th presen
tation being mad by th daughter of Dom
John Burn, the labor member of Par
liament, who adviaes that no mor eon"
cession be made to American "Invaders,"
haa tat for Batteraea alnoe 1892, and Is
one of the most picturesque publlo char
acters in England. Mr. Burns was for
merly a stationary engineer and a leader
among his fellow workmen. For many
years he has been the spirit of the labor
party tn England and has assisted In the
spread of trades unionism. He favor
municipal ownership of city railway lines.
Princess Charles of Denmark has many
charming accomplishments; sh Is a good
linguist and can speak and write Russian
that most difficult of language. Sh la
also a clever bookbinder and photogra
pher; can sew well aad ta a good spinner,
often spending hours at her aplnning
wheel, and she plays a really excellent
game of chess. Outdoor amusements afford
her endless enjoyment, snd she Is a fine
horsewoman, a keen cyclist and a first
rat croquet player.
The king of Italy was unpopular at the
tlma'cf his scng to the throse bnmM of
the stories of his extreme economy, but ha
lately shown that, though he la circumspect
In bis expenditure, he la liberal and benevo
lent. H give largely to charity, both or
ganised and individual, and In hla social
life seem ready to make any outlay that la
aeeeselt&ted by hla position. Among hie re
cent benefaction was a gift of 100,000 lire
to th town. of Palermo, to b distributed
among th poor aad tare charitable Insti
tution a. Of thla sum 60,000 lire Is to go to
the poor, 80,000 life tolh town , hospital.
10,000 llr to the Marine hospital and 10,000
life to the Red Cross society.
Vhl1ai.1nhfa . T . a ' Xfpa. TTtflw.ln.na.
didn't I see you strolling along the avenue
last evening wun my nunnana.r
iMurae iiri taenanuyj ouppoee you tuai
Mm Wall tan.. vaii'M hav. t
keep better company than that or you
can t stay In my employ. '
firm.. TtAntrwarf-nlnnal Wan.
Jaw keeps Inslstln' that he is not a candi-
aate tor congress.
Farmer Hornbeak Waal, that's highly
unimportant, even If untrue.
Detroit Fre Press: "An exceedingly
"Oh. ye. Indeed, wror n won't ven
boast of hla automobile."
Pittabura- Ohronlcle-Telerrarh: "Th
frienda of Fltsslnunona really thought he
would win," remarked tne Observant
Boarder at the breakfast table.
"Then the prls fight wa a urprlse fight
for them," commented th Cross-Eyed
Philadelphia Press: "Mater!" cried little
Emerson Boating. "May I not amuse my
self with the vldlUquusr'
"Ye. You may permit him to do so,
"But, what I it he want, tna'amT" In
quired the new nurse.
"The saw-horse, I suppose you would call
It." ssld Mrs. Bostlna. admirably conceal
ing her impatience at such Ignorance.
New York Bun: Pen n Do you know that
Van Meter haa lost his Job with th aoap
Uruane rto. wnai was in irouDier
Penn Van says hla poetry waa ao good
that It dlatracted people'a attention from
th soap. )
Puck: Gladys It must be awful nlc to
hav money enough to b charitable.
Ethel Ye; then one doean't need to be
charitable to make folka think on ha
Chloaa-o Record-Herald: Papa-You wer
up lat last night, daughter.
Iauhter Yes. papa: our fresh-air club
met on the plana.
Papa Who belongs to your fresh-air
Daughter (slowly ana somewnat reluc
tantly) Well Jack .nd me.
Juda-e: Casey Did y go or f see
Kelly lasht nolght?
costiganoi aia no Artner m a waiaea
wo-thfrds av th' way Ot was too tolred f
go a sthep further, so Ol turned round an'
wamea dock noma again.
Puck: First Office Boy Doe der "boa'
seem ter like yert
Second omi i Boy wen, eitner mat or n
don't know how to swear.
DAWHIMO OF THE DAY.
Clarence James Mangan.
Twee balmy summer snorrrfng,
Warm and early,
Such aa only June bestows:
Everywhere, the earth adorning'.
Dews lay pearly
In tha Ulv-beil and rose.
Up from each "green leafy bosk and hollow
Rose the blackbird's pleasant lay.
And the soft cuckoo was sure to follow
Twas tne oawning of tn aayl
Through th perfumed air the golden
See new rouna me;
Hiia-ht fish daisied from th ea:
Till me dreamt some fairy olden ' i
World-spell Douno me i
In a trance ot wltcnerri
Steeds pranced round anon with stateliest
Bearlna riders rrankd In rich array.
Llk flushed revellers after win carous
Twas tne dawnlrvg of th day I
Then a strain of song was chanted.
And th llfe-nuy
Floating sea-nymph drew anear.
Then again the shore seemed haunted
By hosts Dntrntiy
Clad, and welldlng shield and speart
Then came battle alio u is, an onward rush-
Swords, and chariots, and phantom fray.
Then all vanished. Th warm skies wer
In th daw ning of the day I
Cities girt with glorious garden.
I Whose lumorULi
Habitants. In robes of light.
Stood, methought, as angel-warden
Nigh each portal),
Now arose to das my slant.
E1n spread around, revived and blooming;
v aen. to: as a, gesea, m pssaea away.
I saw but black rocks and billow loomim
. L . .1.1)1 J - .
la to aim iwiit ua wu ei eay.
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