Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 01, 1902, Page 6, Image 6
0 TIIE OMAHA DAILY IJEE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, lf02. Tiie OMAHA Daily Bee. PUBLISHED EVERT MORNING. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. pally Bee (without Sunday), On Year.H W Ially Be and Bunds, Or. Kur f Illustrated Bee, On tear J Sunday lie. Ona Yesn Saturriay Bee, Ona Yrar 1-M Iwentleth Century Karmer. Ona Tear.. 100 DELIVERED BY CARRIER, pally Bee (without Sunday), pr copy.... Jo Ially Bea (without Sunday), .er week... .life Ially Be (Including Sunday), per week..liO Sunday Bee, per copy M", jtventng Bee (without Sunday), par week.Wc Svening Bea (Including bunday). per week " Complaints of Irregularltlee In delivery should be addreaaed to City Circulation Ixpartment. offices. Omaha The Bee Building. South Omaha-City Hall Building, Twenty-fifth and M Btreeta. Council Bluffs 10 Petri Street Chicago 180 Unity Building. Jew York Temple Court. Washington Wl Fourteenth Street. , CORRESPONDENCE. Communications relating to nwa and editorial matter ahoutd be addreaed: Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. BUSINESS LETTERS. Bua!neaa lettera and remlttancea should be addreeeed: The Bee Publishing Com pany, Omaha. REMITTANCES. Remit by draft, expreea or postal order, Ciyable to The Bea Publishing Company, nly 2-cent stampa accepted In payment of snail account. Peraonaf checks, except on Omaha or eaatern exchanges, not accepted. THE BEE PUBLJBIiLNa COMPANY. STATEMENT Or CIRCULATION. ' Rate of Nebraska, Douglas County, aa.t Oeorge B. Tischuck, secretary of The Bea Tubllshlng Company, being duly sworn, aye that the actual number of full and complete copies of The .Dally, Morning, Evening' and Sunday 'Bea printed during the month of July, lsoz, was a follow l. 80,530 17 .20,510 89,670 S 80.B4O 4 S.SitO S 20,520 89.BOO I T 2,510 ! I.j 80,400 80,54O 10 89,550 18 19 to 11 12 23 24 26 26 ,..2,aso ...80.5T0 ..20,515 ,..20,500 ,..80,noo ,..20,5 tO ,. .20,500 ...80.UT0 ,..80,940 ...aoso ...20.56O ,..80,6 AO ...20,010 ,.. 80,580 11 80,510 17.. (11 39,620 . 28.. U 80.615 23.. 14 80,000 80.. 15 80,500 ai.. 1 80,500 Total . Xss unsold and returned copies.. .010,450 ,O20 Net total sales .... 004.824 IVet dally average 20,252 GEO. B. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed In my preseneo and sworn to Wore ma thla list day of July, A. D. 1902. (Seal.) M. B. HUNOATE. Notary Public This Is the kind of -weather that Snakes the corn grow In Nebraska. Ak-Sar-Ben has been held up by train robbers, but the crown jewels are still Mfe. It would never do to let the Tracy In cident die out without digging him up Striking wage workers should thor oughly understand that they have noth ing to gain by resorting to violence. Cornering oats by mandamus and breaking corners by Injunction seem to be the new order for Board of Trade operations. Nebraska is raising the corn that will feed the Hogs and cattle that will keep the meat packers' trust busy for a good While to come. Now we know what caused that earthquake. It must have been the concussion created when Bandit Tracy landed on the soil of Nebraska. Of course the platform adopted by the Iowa republican state convention does not suit the democrats. But it was not Intended to suit the democrats. City tax rate last year, 84 mills this year, 80 mills. County tax rate last year, 17.2 mills this year, 15 mills. State tax rate for Douglas county last year, 7 mills this year, 4.5 mills. The returns of the campaign for tax reform are beginning to come In. The Devery style of political cam paigning has not reached Omaha yet Out here It might run up against the prohibitions of the corrupt practices act that forbids candidates to curry politi cal support by the dispensation of free refreshments, of either lltjuld or solid variety. i The populist state committee is al ready swapping managerial horses, al though the campaign in Nebraska Is still In its Infancy. It Is asking a great deal of a populist to stake his reputation for political finesse on the dismal prospect of fusion success in tbls state next No vember. Colonel William J. Bryan Is still en joying himself sailing around in Ship builder Nixon's yacht If Bryan Is not .'careful he will bo converted by Mr. Nixon to the support of Senator Hanna's ship subsidy bill before he resumes his land legs. There is no more ardent ad vocate of the ship subsidy than Nixon. Omaha is listed as one of the placet tin which the big new bankers' corpora tion Is to do business. If this . means another strong banking institution for Omaha, well and good. Experience has shown, however, that there Is no room In Omaha for small banks that have to struggle to keep themselves above .water. Having swelled net earnings by tax evasion, the railroads are now capitalis ing the taxes they have) saved and float ing them as stocks and bonds on the market When the attempt is made, then, to Impose on them a fair share of the tax burden they will complain of confiscation of their property and ap peal to the courts for protection. Every time Omaha's park system is dscussed by the Real Estate exchange or any other body the monumental folly is emphasized which was commlttel by "fcvestlng In outlying tracts hundreds of thousands of dollars that could and should have provided useful, centrally located pleasure and recreation grounds. Cities, like individuals, have to learn by experience, and experience comes hik A CJtAPTKROX mcAK TAX AT iOX. It may be a taking proposition for a demagogue to Advocate the overtaxing of railroad companies and thereby working a hardship against them that would not ac crue to other lines of property within the state, but It would be an advertisement that would pass through the whole United States, proclaiming that the people of Ne braska did not Intend to be as fair with capital aa other state of the union. The ral'roads up to the present time have not earned an undue amount on the Investment made. For a series of years there was no profit derived as an Invest ment' on the whole for Nebraska railroads, and while during 1900 two of the rail roads paid a fair dividend on the capital, the lavestment for many of 'the railroads In the state failed to render any return whatever to tbelr owner. 'Will It pay to attempt freak taxation T Tax Bureau Bulletin No. 11. ' In the spring of 1896 the carriers of The Bee made a careful Inventory of the vacant store buildings and dwellings within the city limits of Omaha, with the following result: , . Vacant stores and warehouses....' 161 Vacant dwelling houses 1,667 Several hundred of these buildings re mained vacant for years, but under a freak of taxation the owners of each of these properties were compelled to pay taxes on them as If they were rented and earning Interest on the investment. Hundreds of home-owning wage1 work ers in Omaha lost their homes by fore closure and tax sales, but no lawyer ap peared In court on their behalf to plead exemption from taxation because of the terrible depression and distress. In 1872 the Union Pacific bridge, erected at a -cost of 11,200,000, jvas bonded for $2,600,000, with 8 per cent gold interest, payable semi-annually, guaranteed by the Union Pacific Rail road company. By exorbitant exactions levied as bridge toll, the earnings of the bridge were made to exceed $500,000 a year, but by a freak of taxation Its earn lng power was not taken into account by the assessors. By 1885 all but $386, 000 of the bridge bonds, representing at least $1,250,000 of water, on, which the commerce of Omaha, Nebraska and the whole country was paying exorbitant tolls, had been redeemed and the bridge was reconstructed ' and a new lot of bonds, amounting to $1,250,000,. payable in 1915, were Issued. The bridge is re puted to be earning a thousand dollars a day at this time, but by a freak of taxa tion the one-half of this gold mine Is as sessed for taxation at $1,568 in Ne braska, and, according to Auditor Wee ton, was dumped into the railroad pool and distributed without Increasing the aggregate assessment one penny. A freak of taxation is it? The bureaucrats point to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, where rail roads are taxed on their earnings, to show that a few Jlmcrow branch rail roads In Nebraska that are not earning dividends at this time are enormously overtaxed. The bureau fog distributors seem to forget that by a freak of taxa tion the railroads In Minnesota, Michi gan and Wisconsin, are taxed' on their gross earnings. In other words, if a railroad in those states takes in a mil lion dollars for freight and passenger charges and pays out two millions for operating expenses, it is still taxed at 3 per cent on the gross receipts, just the same, as were the owners of the drouth stricken lands, vacant town lots and vacant buildings in Nebraska, regardless of their ability to earn Income for the owner. Several years ago one of the rail roads in Nebraska condemned right-of-way and graded several miles of a stub line, which Is not yet in operation, yet by a freak of taxation the dead piece of railroad has not been returned for taxa tion, although the dead land adjacent has paid taxes all the same. A few more Instances of freak taxation could be cited, but this will suffice for one chapter. TBM 8HRRANDOAH OUTBREAK. The latest advices regarding the out break of violence at Shenandoah state that It was less serious than St first re ported, but the facts show It to have been grave and as an indication of the feeling among the foreign element of the strikers, which is numerous, It must be regarded as warranting apprehension of more trouble in other localities. It shows that in spite of the earnest ef forts which have 'been made by the of flclals of the organization of mine work ers to keep under control the passions of the strikers, with some of them re sentment has, become so strong that no great provocation is needed to incite them to violence. There is reason to fear that the rioters at Shenandoah are not the only strikers who have this feeling and whose passions are being worked up to a point that will easily impel them to lawlessness. The policy of the coal operators Is well-calculated to stimulate hostility and cause the most bitter resentment on the part of the men, The coal combine has shown Itself to be utterly indifferent silks to the interests of the public and to the miners. Having turned a deaf ear to all appeals for a settlement the com bine has plainly indicated Its purpose to starve the miners into submission and destroy their organization. That Is the object clearly If not admittedly in view, While lawlessness and violence are to be condemned under all circumstances. the affair at Shenandoah Is not surprls lng. Some such trouble has been ap prehended since it became established that the contest was to be fought to the bitter end and it is highly creditable to the officials of the mine workers' or ganization that peace and order were so long maintained. President Mitchell now says that efforts In this direction will be redoubled and It is evident that this Is necessary. The miners are not suffering for the mere necessaries of life, but they realize that they are los ing wages which would supply wsnts that cannot be met and with a gloomy outlook for the immediate future it Is easy to understand that extraordinary efforts will be required to keep tbeui from becoming restless snd trouble some. Meanwhile nothing, is to be ex pected from the operators. One of the coal road ' presidents wss recently quoted ss ssylng that the mines will lie Idle until the old workers come back on the old terms of employment, no matter how long It takes to bring about the submission. It Is a brutal policy, but there appears to be no power or authority to Interfere with it. IOWA REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. Those who have been expecting that the Iowa republicans would this year make a radical departure from their po sition in the past regarding the policy of protection will be disappointed with the declaration of the platform on this subject unanimously adopted by the con vention Wednesday. This reaffirms de votion to the policy of protecting home Industries, which Jt says has been vindi cated by the rapid development of our national resources and by the Industrial and financial independence secured. The Iowa republicans believe, as do many other republicans, that tariff changes should be made as they shall be found advisable by reason of the progress of our industries and tbelr changing rela tions to the world's commerce, but not at the sacrifice of the protective prin ciple. There is n6thlng In this declara tion from which those who are making war on protection can derive any en couragement The advocates of a tariff "for revenue only" will get no comfort out of It, The republican farmers of Iowa, than whom there are none more intelligent know the benefit that pro tection has been to the agricultural in terest of the country and are not willing that it shall be abandoned. In other respects the platform declara tions are such as republicans generally can approve. National regulation of the great corporations Is urged and the ' position of President Roosevelt In this regard Is cordially In dorsed. Reciprocity is favored as nec essary I to 1 the realization of .our high est commercial possibilities. The Philip pine policy is approved and a tribute is paid to the army. Confidence Is ex pressed in the national administration and the election of President Roosevelt in 1004 is regarded as "a foreshadowed event demanded by the popular will and one that will maintain and promote the national prosperity and conserve every national Interest" Iowa occupies a commanding position In national affairs and Is in the front rank of republican states. Her people are intelligent progressive and prosper ous.' It is needless to say that the re publican ticket will be elected by an overwhelming majority. ATTACKIXO SECRETARY ROOT. The New York Times characterizes as the meanest part of the recent antl imperialist uiaulfStO tho JLttiCt UpOS Secretary of War Root It points out that the manlfestants are careful to distinguish 'and dissociate the secretary from the president whose agent and or gan he officially snd legally is, and says that "in fact if sny specific purpose could be ascribed to the manifesto, it might be said to be directed to the pur pose of forcing Mr. Root out of the cab inet" If that was the purpose in attacking the secretary of war it is entirely safe to say that not only will it fall, but the probable effect of the attack will be to give Secretary Root a stronger claim to the confidence and respect of the coun try, since it may result In disclosing facts even more creditable to the course of the secretary of war 'n re gard to affairs In the Philippines than those now known. However personally worthy the antl-lmperlallsts who signed the manifesto, they will not be able to convince any considerable number of the American people that Mr. Root has not conscientiously and judiciously per formed his duty in connection with Phil ippine affairs. All that he has done was necessarily with the knowledge and ap proval of President McKinley and President Roosevelt so that they must share in any condemnation of the sec retary of war. Mr. Root is an able, faithful and con scientious official. He has bad a great task as secretary of war and in its per formance be has enjoyed the implicit confidence of two presidents. The antl lmperiallst attack upon him will be harmless and ought to make him stronger In the popular respect What is supposed to be a peculiar hardship inflicted by the primary elec tion law has been disclosed In Minne sota, where the attorney general has ruled that a Judge on the bench elected as a democrat but noK seeking nomina tion as a republican, cannot vote for himself or for other candidates for places on the republican ticket at the impending primaries. The reason Is that having changed his party affiliation within the year, the Judge is still re corded as a democrat and barred from participation in the selection of repub lican candidates. We have the same provision of law in Nebraska, at least in cities requiring registration, and no one can see any special hardship In It Every voter has the undisputed right to cross or recross party lines as often as be chooses, but the demand for at least a year's probation before admis sion to the party organization is not un reasonable. Quite the contrary, it is the only safeguard for the integrity of the political party, otherwise wholesale con versions from the opposition might die tate its policy and nominees with a view to defeat rather than success. The Minnesota Judge ougbtto feel thankful that the republicans are willing to con sider him for renomlnation when the democratic label is yet scarcely effaced. The railroad tax bureau has gone to a great deal of trouble and brain work to establish the fact that the railroads pay 23 per cent of the taxes in the western half of Nebraska. Inasmuch as the railroads own more than 50 per cent of property values in the western half of Nebraska they are getting off very easy with 23 per cent. But what about the eastern half, and especially Donglas county, where the railroads pay less than 3 per cent of the entire tax. while they own fully 15 per cent of all of the property? What about the city of Omaha, where they pay less than one-half of 1 per cent of the taxes, while they own more than 16 per cent of the property? , Papers published In the Twin Cities ere predicting that the Transmlsslsslppl congress, soon to meet in 8t. Tsui, will have an attendance of 1,500 delegates. We make bold to predict that not 500 r1nIe-tP. frnm nntalde of Minnesota will tie In attendance. The Transmlsslsslppl congress, while It may once have ex erted some Influence and maintained a fair standing, has woefully fallen down In recent years until it is a decrepit in stitution, .scarcely able to muster a cor poral's guard of live members. If it can't regenerate itself the best thing it can do Is to disband. v - How the action of the Iowa repub licans reussertlng their platform dec laration on the tariff of last year con stitutes a rebuke of the administration, as our popocratlc friends try to make out passes comprehension. The Iowa platform of last year was written by Director of the Mint Roberts, then and now "a member of the - administration family, and nothing was discovered in it at that time discordant with the policy of President McKinley, which has been consistently adopted and fol lowed by President Roosevelt The. bond of sympathy between our Dave and the popocratlc organ grinders has been growing more intense ever since O. M. Hitchcock asked County Clerk Haverly to appoint Tom Black burn as a member of the board to can vass the election returns of Douglas county. There was at that time com munity of interest between our Dave and the democratic candidate for United States senator to keep the number of republican members of the legislature down as low as possible. Presumably our Jovial and Jocular sheriff, Just returned from a Tactile coast outing, to6k In the big prize fight out there to learn how to handle such things, should our conscientious county attorney ever wake up to the fact that lawless prize fights are being pulled off periodically within' the confines of this county. Representatives of the Real Estate ex change and county board are to be con gratulated on their effective appeal for a reduction of the state levy on Doug las county. Their success proves con clusively that in raising the aggregate assessment they have not Increased the aggregate amount of state taxes. - Wanted A Few Democratic Ellalbles. Atlanta Constitution. Democratic lnellglbles need no adver tises: to be recognized. Now Is the time to trot out soma of those who are ellg- ble. Playing with Plntoeratlo Fira. Detroit ' Free Press. '' Mr. Bryan spent Sunday on board the Lewis Nixon yacht Hitherto yachting has generally been considered rather a pluto cratic occupation,: ' , Silver Lining to Popallst dead. Kansas City Journal A big crop year Is not looked on as an unmixed evil by the populists. It produces a freight car famine and enables them to argue tor government ownership of rail roads. A Humane War. Philadelphia Ledger. ' To the honor of the American army, It should be said, as the truth requires U to be said, that, as a whole, It baa made war, even in the Philippines, as mercifully and humanely aa war can be made. In- dlvtduals have been guilty of misdeeds, and they have been punished or will be. How to Start a Row. Louisville Courier-Journal. The Roumanian minister of public in- structlon . has forbidden the girls in the public schools to wear corsets and In ease of refusal has directed the forcible removal of the corsets. Is it a wonder that there are resulting disturbances In Roumanla, compared with which the French riots are Insipidly tame? Wonld Be aa Improvement. Indianapolis Journal. A free trade paper says there Is danger that the manufacturers of cotton in the south will Imbibe the protection Ideas of northern manufacturers. It would be much better to have such Ideaa than to employ thousanda of children In cotton factories twelve hours a day, as Is now the practice. Anti-Imperialist Misrepresentation. Indianapolis Journal. The statement of the antl-lmperlallsts is full of misrepresentations. They declare that the population of one Philippine prov ince has been reduced by war from 800,000 to 200.000, while the official report from which they take the figures, written by Gov ernor Taft, Says "the mortality, caused no Innrpr hv w.r. hut bv disease, such as ma larla and dysentery, reduced to a little over 200,000 the 100.000 Inhabitants which In former years the province had." It Is un fortunate that the gentlemen who write such letters cannot respect the truth. elllnsc Abroad at Cost. Philadelphia Press. Is It a crime to sell a certain percentage of a mill's products abroad at coat? Let ua see. A mill running st full time, for Instance, might be able to produce a larger quantity of goods than 1t could find a mar ket for In the United States. Suppose It sells the surplus abroad at cost. That keeps the mill running at full time, gives employment to a larger number of Jaen with full pay and consumes a greater quantity of raw material. If there Is any reaaon to complain. In a case of that kind. It not yet been stated in sny convincing man ner. Mast Women Came to the Reaeaat. Minneapolis Tribune. The demand tor harvest laborers la the northwest grows apace, with the rapid ripening of the crops. The demand for laborera in. the cities and in all Industries Is such that It Is to be feared that the farmers are going to have a hard time In securing enough help.. It would be a pity to aee any of the bumper crop lost through lack of harvesters. The railroads are doing all In their power. Perhaps the ro bust farmers' girls will have to turn In and lend a helping hand. Many ot them can drive a reaper or a harvester as well as the boys snd some could even do a good Job In pitching and stacking. The Idea of women working la the harvest Held la not popular In this country, but American women can rise to tbls emergency or al most any other If ths occasion demands It PRESIDENCY ASD PRESIDENT. Schelarly Dlernealoa ef Thla Sabjeet by Oar Ambassador to Germany. Andrew T. White In N. T. Independent. More thaa twenty years airo I called at tention to a remark made by a German historian of the United 'States, Neumann. It seemed to me profoundly just, and the more I have reflected upon it the more It has seemed to present a fact hot sufficiently recognised either by our own countrymen o' "y the world at large. Arriving, in his history, at the presidents whose adminis trations occupy the middle years of the nineteenth century, Neumann wrote In sub stance on this wise: ' "It Is said that presidents of this period are far Inferior to those during the earlier days ef the republic. Inferior ' some of them may be; but In what age of country will you find so long an array of rulers. every one of them a man of Integrity, every one ef them a man of high capacity, as In the case of the long series of presidents of the United States, every one of these. even by the avowal of his enemies, a patriot and a man of high character sad ability?" Had Dr. Neumann lived longer and writ ten the history of the later presidents, from the middle of the last century to the present hour, he would have been still more Impressed by the truth of his gen eralization. We can now look back and apply It to the whole Una, including Wash ington and Roosevelt. To every one of these Neumann's remark can be Justly applied, and of nearly all, tf not all, far more than this can be said in tbetr praise. To thla rule there Is no exception. Of the twenty-five presidents of the United States thus far, each and every one haa been a man of high' character, good capacity and patriotism fully proved. As one who has known the present prest- dent for close upon twenty years and has seen him under circumstances which have tried him and shown what manner of man he la, I testify that he Is well worthy of his place In this great succession. From his boyhood he has led a life stern- uoua and manly. All his earlier career was devoted to establishing a better system of pjibltc service in the city, the state and the nation. - To htm. more than to anv other man now living. Is due the greatest reform our country has known eince the abolition of slavery. But I may add that, tho he has been a reformer, he has not been that worst plague of every onward movement, a "fool reformer." In our late war he set an example of practical patriot ism to young men which was widely fol lowed and whloh will always be remem- bared As to his Integrity, no one of either party whose opinion Is worthy of the slightest respect has ever challenged It As to bis courage, whether in military or civil af fairs, bis bitterest enemies allow It. I myself saw him brave successfully a hostile and howling mob of 10,000 persons at a national convention; others saw him be fore the fort at Santiago, and all of us agree that he was, in . each case, as in accessible to fear as a statue of bronze. In these respects he Is excelled by no one of his : predecessors. As to his . capacity, men of every political belief must agree mat it ta ot a very high order. It Is, In deed, different from that which we are accustomed to recognise In presidential careers. Perhaps no character so original has ever been known In the presidency, save that of Abraham Lincoln. In variety of gifts he Is probably equaled by but one of bis' predecessors, John Qulncy Adams. Personal bravery In the day of battle he has shown' like that of Washington at Brad dock's field, Jackson at New Orleans, the first Harrison In the Indian wars, Taylor and Grant In the Mexican war, Hayes, Gar field and the second Harrison during the civil war. He has Inherited from his pre decessors a devotion to the great material Interes'.s of our country; but he adds to that another quality. In which he Is only equaled among his predecessors by Thomas Jefferson namely, marked historical and literary ability and ab Intense feeling for the proper standing of our country before the world as regards all that relates to scientific and literary' activity. He has never asked the question. "What do we care for abroad?" Like Thomas Jefferson, as he wrote his Ideas Into the Declaration of Independence, his present successor in the presidency has "a decent respect for the opinion of mankind." President Roose velt. Indeed, believes In developing our manufactures and commerce, and his en ergy and quickness of thought will be steadily devoted to that end. But he will do more flan that. He not only pursued his studies In Germany, but he has since. In the Intervals of his most strenuous life, found time to continue them. While he Is glad to see our ships bearing rich freights to all parts of the earth and bringing back the best fruits of foreign production, there are other fruits which sre, to him, far more desirable, other car goes far more precious. It Is certain that. in. his heart, ha . would be made proud of sending out to the world tidings of Justice I done and effective aid rendered to the lit I tie Republic of Cuba than myriads of ship loada of sugar. It la certain that he would rather export to the Philippine Islands men who shall prove to the world their ability to solve our great problems there by bring lng In the gradual development of better laws and better civilisation than to send out to them a fleet full of "Yankee notions." It. Is certain that he would rather exhibit to the world an example of energy and skill In building the great canal from the Atlantic to the Paclflo than to aee our com mercial profits Increased by millions. It Is certain that he would feel more proud to aee our country send out to the world new discoveries In science, new masterpieces In literature, new Inspirations In philosophy than any material product possible. At the approaching 8t Louis exposition. In all re spects so Interesting, In some respects unique, he will 'indeed rejoice In the ma terial proaperlty of our country; for .It will be there revealed as at no previous display; but still more will he be Inter ested in the contributions to It which show progresa In art, science snd technical skill, whether of our own or other nations; and especially will he welcome the results ot German love and truth and love ot beauty as displayed In its scientific, artistic snd technical contributions. With these feelings, he naturally desires the best of relatione between the United States and all other parts of the world, and especially between the United States and Germany. He haa more than once uttered this Idea in public; and those who know him best from his expressions In private that German Ideals, German devotion to truth and duty are especially recognised and honored by htm. Within the past year be said to an old friend who was leaving him In order to return .to Europe: I have had a love and admiration for Germany from my boyhood, and when I say this I mean It. You know me well enough to be aure that when I aay a thing I mean It. All who know him know that he says what he means and meana what ha says. I may add that, as he iade the remark above quoted, a German book by a German pro fessor waa lying open on his table Just be low hia hand. Thoee who know lm best know that, with the possible exception of James A. Garfield, no president has ever ao fully understood what Germany has given and Is giving to civilization; but alasl to Garfleld was never granted that hlch be has so longed for and planned for the opportunlty to visit Germany and to stud) that which Germany offers. In his attitude-toward foreign govern ments we may be sure that he will be firm and strong, but never truculent. He haa never listened to the "barbaric, yawp" of demagogs thua far, and he will not begin to do ao now. Passionate as Is his love for his country and his country's Bag, thorough aa Is bis historical knowledge of Ita past, lofy aa are his aspirations tor Its future, we may be sure that, like all real statesmen or true soldiers, be holds In contempt all brag and spread-eagleism. In view of all this, we, all, bo matter of what party or creed, have a right to con gratulate ourselves, at a time like thla, upon the history of the president of the United States, upon the character of those who have held It, and not least, upon both the history and the character of, Its pres ent Incumbent. STILL TREKI.NQ AFTER TRACT. Chicago Record-Herald: Bandit Tracy is beginning to have Imitators, snd no doubt feels much flattered. St. Paul Globe: Mr. Tracy, rises to re mark that the reports of his capture have been greatly exaggerated. Washington Post: Mr. Harry Tracy has Incidentally ruined the reputation of a large bunch of northwestern sheriffs. Seattle Post Intelligencer! The real way to catch Traoy would be to set Major Fend after him to secure a booking for a lecture tour. ! Philadelphia Press: The outlaw Traoy Is not the long-sought democratlo Issue, but he is just aa hard to get hold of ss tf he were. Baltimore Herald: Mr. Tracy still con tinues to elude the officers without contrib uting to the maintenance of a half dosen Canadian lawyers. Boston Herald: Outlaw Tracy's move ments are all ao well timed It seems prob able that his watch must be of the perfeot lever escapement pattern. Nashville American: Mr. Harry Tracy Is making a strong race In the west la spite of active opposition, but the chances are that he will Anally be counted out New Tork Mall and Express: The sew type of western outlaw seems to be capable of Innumerable subdivisions of himself. There Is a Tracy behind every bush In Oregon. Cleveland Plata Dealer: Outlaw Tracy is cutting down his advertising expenses. and pretty soon he will begin to realise how soon the man who doesn't advertise Is forgotten. Washington Star: Owing to his ambition to be considered a worse man than Tracy. a Callfornlaa haa made trouble for the po lice. There la no telling when and how professional Jealousy will assert Itself. PERSONAL AND GENERAL, The condition of women of all classes la Rutela has been made a special study this summer by Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, president of the National Woman's Republican asso ciation. Mrs. Foster has been traveling extensively through Russia. The wife of Wu Ting Fang will be greatly missed In Washington. Many ori ental women have resided there who are pleasantly . remembered, but none of her sisters from the east aucceeded In making an impression on society such as Mrs. Wu haa made. Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark Is at Montpelier. Vt., with Mrs. Clark snd his family. The admiral will visit Bradford, his native town; Morrlsvllle, where he will be the guest of T. C. Cheney, and Stafford, where he will be entertained by Senator Morrill's daughter. Dr. Hermann, said to be the Inventor ct the post card, has Just died at Vienna, aged 63. He first suggested the use of the post card In 1869, and hta suggestion wss adopted by Austria and Hungary, and thence spread to other countries. Two millions and a half of post carda are forwarded in Eu rope alone. Rev. John Lancaster Spalding, senior suffragan bishop of the Roman Catholic srchleplscopal see of Chicago, who Is talked of as a successor to the late Archbishop Feehan, haa been for twenty-five years bishop of Peoria. He was born In Le banon, Ky.. In 1840 and was a nephew of Archbishop Spalding of Baltimore. Sir Hiram Maxim, who ta slowly recov ering from an attack ot bronchitis and has gone to the south of France for a course ot special treatment at one of the baths, cables the St. Louis fair managers that he expects to get his flying machine to soaring In time for the world's fair. When his health Is restored It Is probable that he will come to St Louis. Dean Smith of the Tale Medical school once cited a hypothetical case to a class snd asked one student how much ot a certain medicine . should be administered to the sufferer. "A teaspoonful," said the young man, but after reflecting for a min ute he said he would like to change his answer. "My young friend," said the dean dryly, "your patient has been dead for forty seconds." There are several Englishmen In the army and navy of the sultan of Turkey. Among them are Lieutenant General Blunt Pacha, who aerved throughout the Crimea In the Fourteenth- Foot; General Atkinson Pacha, Frost Pacha and Vinnlcombe Pacha, who have drifted from Armstrong's or from Woolwich to' the srsenal on the Bos. porus; Captain Harty Bey, who waa an assistant . engineer In the royal and la now a post captain In the Ottoman navy, and Vice Admiral Woods Pacha, who waa second master of a gunboat In the Medi terranean, and then became teacher of English at the Turkish Naval academy. AMmnnnmmnsmnmni This time it's Shir tsNegligee . Shirts, soft bosoms with at tached and detached cuffs " some with two collars and ; cuffs, all of our SI lines and all of our broken lines of our SI. 50 lines at one price 75 Cents One Day Only, Friday, Aug, I. See Windows on 15th St Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers. R. Hi Wilcox, Manafior. FVIIOITIST BOVOjrBTS TO THEMSKl.ES Ord Journal t General Barry left aa arm on a southern battlefield because he loved his country, and has never ceased to love It and did his duty to the best of . ability. He will go to congress this yearT too. Stick a pla here. Stanton Register: John S. Robinson wilt show J. J. McCarthy the way to run la this district, but will be far enough ahead so there will bo ao danger of Mc. over taking the present occupant ot the seat in congress representing the Third district Sterling Record:- A. J. Weaver ot Falls City and W. H. Kelllger of Auburn are mentioned as fusion candidates for con gress from this district They are both good men and should either be elected we wui know we are represented in congress. j. ... . ' ... Mi Holdrege Progress; Adams county S f candidate on ths fusion state ticket Dr. J. N. Ijyman Is one of tho most substantial cltlsena of Nebraska. His record as' treas urer to his home county and aa a member of the state senate Is without flaw or re proach. Ths people ot Nebraska Will da well to elect blm to the state treasursblp. Hebron Register: W. H. Thompson, ths fusion candidate for governor, la truly a friend of ths common people. ' His record Is clear In every respect and should he be elected to tho office of governor he will see that the present tax laws ef the state are enforced. His honesty and Integrity Is not questioned eves by his most radical political opponents. Aurora Bunt There haa bees no com plaint among the fusion forces over the re form ticket nor concerning any one candi date on the ticket Not only that, but many republicans express the ticket as tbelr choice and will work snd vote to that end. It would not be surprising to us to see the entire tloket come out In November with the largest majority ever given a fusion ticket In this state. ' Holdrege Progress: The nominee en the fusion ticket for auditor, Charles Q. De France, is one of the best men in the state. He Is an expert aocountant a gentleman of fine literary attainments, an able writer, a student of economics, a thorough popu list of many years stsndlag and an. honest man. No one in the state Is better qualified to hold the office ot state auditor than Mr. De France. Plattsmouth Journal! Frank D. Eager, editor of the Nebraska Independent, Is being groomed for congress on the fusion ticket Mr. Eager Is an able man and will make a good race. If he can be Induced by his friends to make ths flgbt The Independent Is the official organ of the state for the populist party, and Mr. Eager haa a large following, not only in the First district, but throughout the state. Waboo New Era: That the renomlna tion of Congressman Stark . pleases the New Era need pot be stated. His honor able and able career In congress entitled him to renomlnation because no new man could serve the district as efficiently aa his experience and conceded ability will enable him to do. That he will be triumphantly elected no one with, sense . and knowledge of political conditions in the district disputes. Ord Journal: If the republican papers of Nebraska will keep on telling that the populists are sore snd kicking because lies. W. H. Th!2y"?n nominated for governor at Grand Island, they will cer tainly elect him, aa populists aa a whole know It Is not true. While the delegates there did want a populist for governor, there was at all times a steady under cur rent for the "Little Giant," and when he was nominated the populists, with very few exceptions, were satisfied. Mr. Thompson has-always been the friend of the people and an anti-monopolist from the ground up. His chances of , election are good and getting better each da,y. JUST IN JEST. Philadelphia Bulletin: Mufklna Suppos ing a fellow was going to choose a wife, oolonel, how would you advise him to set about It? The Colonel I should advise him to seleot a little one. Mufklns What fort The Colonel Because, when It Is a ques tion of a choice of evils, It is beat to choose the least. Philadelphia Times: He Here's a story of a aurgeon who amputated his own thumb. Wonderful, Isn't It? She O! I don't know. He What! Just think of his nerve and the awful pain he must have suffered. She But no doubt he put himself under the Influence of ether first. Chicago News: "I should think," eald the lady to the big husky specimen of hu manity who had come for the clothes, "that you would be ashamed to let your wife take In waahlng." "I reckon 'tis kinder hard on the old woman," replied the man who waa too heavy for light work and too light for heavy work, "an' I wouldn't let ner do It but fer one thing." 'And what la thatT" asked the lady. "I've got to have somethln' ter eat an' wear." answered the victim of circum stances. THE OLD HERB GATHERER. Boston Transcript Bttrt-Jolnted, wrinkled, old and wan, One faJr perhaps; ah me, who knowsl Gliding graceful as a awan, Breaking hearts. Ah, me, who knowsl i Her husband died long years ago; Doee she etlll mourn? Ah, me, who known! Three children headstones-tn a row Has time stilled grief? Ah, me, who knowsl In summer, she roamo er the hills, Light heart or htavy? Ah, who knowsl She gathers herbs to cure all Ilia; . Can auxht cure heartache? Ah, who knowsl Do scent of flowers and aong of birds Bring comfort to her? Ah, who knowsl Silent and chary of her words It depths are stirred. Ah, who knowsl OUR FRIDFW SpEClM..