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After coronaUonJubllationi
KLnS nonrj- wnTnuVlel satlefled
t4t ha Ktsrs a crcrrn.
Gorernor Savage Is eomethlng of a
letter writer,' but bla letter are not In
It with tb r-piy evoked from the offlcCra
Of tfte JocaiplamtKra union.
The Real Estate exchang watU It
fiUttlnctly undoratootl that tt ta In poll
tic and that It la out of politic. Now
la the reappearance of nAn..
w w a UOI
i,mM K. Boyd at a reception to the
xo.uuviauc uomiDee ror gorernor a fore
runner of hi reentry Into the political
Seld? Straw aometlmea point the wind.
Wyoming: democrat have put up-a
complete atate ticket, all nomination
being made by acclamation. . ' Competi
tion la'vanaliy alow -for nomination
that have no yalu except for adrertl.
rT (T nnnAaaH .
Colonel Bryan, ha taken to flrlna;
Qu.-tlon at Prealdent Booaerelt Mr.
Bryan used to amnaa lit
- : "'"l vj wrjf
to open letter addressed to President
Cleveland and felt much aggrieved be
cause r. Cleveland paid no attention
19 aim. - '
The profiTfcm of th wrnnt.
monies U to be made as short a po
ilble by cutting out all unnecessary
rerblage and long-winded speeches. And
then tie spectators and participants will
floubtless be wishing it had been cut
a V -i - .till
Councll Bluffa baa the bulge on Omaha
. iu euienaining the distinguished guests
who w!U attend the reunion of the to
ciety of the Army ot the Philippine
there wit week. But Omaha m
things np' whed President Boosevslt
maaes us a visit , . .
Republican would feel better If Sen
ator Stewart ef Nevada would refrain
from Indulging hie forecasting pro penal
ties. When he waa sidetracked on the
free silver line, the Nevada statesman
cored a record at making predictions
that failed tq pan out
The; fee for admission to practice In
the federal court,, which was formerly
tf, 'has bevn reduced to $L 8omn peo
ple might be unkind enough to intimate
that that ratio about represents the re
Suction ia tha'Quallty'of the applicants
vr admibsiun to practice.
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We are pleased to note that Douglas
touuty hits been accorded a place oa the
ticket put in nomination by the prohibl
ttoiiists of Nebraska, thereby giving fur
ther proof that this county la recognised
is part of the state everything to the
KDtrary notwithstanding.
WLIteluW Ileid does not half appre
Mate how truly sorry all those popo
uratlc iH.pguus are that he did not re
jeniaia to take part In the postponed
roronatlun ftivltle. They had not
ised op half the ammunition they had
Itored up fur his benefit. .
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The sintonjfnt that the Union racifle
fcss placed an ord,r for steel mils with
Serruao niiuufttcturers because the
.n.-rican mills are so far behind with
Uitlr work that they cstiot fill orders
ihort of a year or more, indicates that
ihe prevailing proxperlty In this country
k her to stay for a little while at
Errsn Is having a hard time msklog
seople bl!re he Is not a candidate for
I third time pn-sl.tentlal nomination In
l! i, r s.i:e ineipllcable reason, the
irnary tlt!, 4 cannot on.erstend why
le should be tourlug the country with
iwlitioal ,peech-!aQaklflg nnlesa to keep
.ituBtif la thA- frout line when the
touijuata are handed out
Tlte policy of Mr. J. J. Hill of confer
ring with the farmers may have good
results. Ills recent meeting, with farm
era of the slate of Washington promises
this. At tbls conference Mr. Hill ss
tired the farmers present representing
conn ties which are expected this sea
son to yield 20,000,000 bushels of whest
that be would act In accordance with
the Joint Interests of the rsllrosd com
pany and Its patrons and he urged that
they would serve their own Interests
more effectually by co-operating with
the railroads. "We will try to act In
such a way," said Mr. Hill, "that you
will realise that we are doing some
thing fair and In good faith.'' If that
promise Is fulfilled no doubt the farm
ers to whom It was made will find it
te their "advantage to-co-operate with
the companies.' '
It Is well known that Mr. Hill is en
deavoring to promote trade between
the Pacific coast and the Orient- He
believes there is a great commerce to be
built np between our western states and
the far east HI aim' I to. encourage
this trade and la order to do this he 1
disposed to make favorable transporta
tion rates on grain and flour to the
Pacific coast "You want a new mar
ket" be said to the farmers. Too want
to make more people use your tuff. I
cannot-find In public acts one .'Intelli
gent thing that yon have done to get
new market. I don't know any place
where you have not been left to shift
for yourselves as farmers." His Idea
was that less waa to be gained from
legislation than from a t'? yAav
standing between the producer Uid th j
transportation companies. Ferhsps this
I a good . Idea s to the section in which
Mr. Hill a a railroad manager U u.'jv
particularly Interested, but it could not
be made of general application. While
tt is truo that legislative regulation of
rates,, which Mr:K Hill disapproves, lias
never been very successful, yet the
public will not wholly surrender its
right to some regulation ard the people
cannot be persuaded' that all effort In
this direction must be hopeless.
If Mr. Hill and those associated with
htm in railroad' management shall do
anything to benefit the farmer of the
northwest they may be "lure of com
mendation. It Is' manifestly in the in
terest of the transportation companies
to do what they can to promote the de
velopment of the section from which
they get business, so that it 1 no ex
traordinary sagacity, but simply good
business Judgment, that has led him
to adopt the .'pulley he Is pursuing. It
will not be questioned that Mr. Hill has
given the farmers of Washington eome
sound practical advice and now If ho
shall glvs them fair rates on their prod
uct he will have a good claim to their
Reports from Washington atate that
much interest 1 being taken In official
circle in the proposed Cuban loan and
the question whether such a loan would
be la violation of the Piatt amendment
1 receiving consideration. There ia talk
that this government will nave to stop
the issue of the loan, or require a ma
terial reduction of the amount. If It shall
be found that Cuba's revenue are not
sufficient to pay the running expenses of
the government, meet Interest on the
proposed loan and make the sinking
fund provision which the. Piatt amend
meat require in case of -every Cuban
loan. '
Statements already are to the effect
that the revenues are not sufficient to
pay the running expenses of ths Cuban
government and it Is not believed that
they can be materially Increased. The
Increase In custom duties will probably
make no material addition to the re
ceipt from this source, since enhanced
price will reduce importations. Tb
country can hardly bear any increase
in internal taxation, certainly not such
an Increase a will be necessary to meet
the interest and provide a sinking fund
for the proposed loan. What if the
tT&ited Etate government should object
to the loanl . It 1 apprehended that
tht would be resented by the Cuban
government, which might result In a
serious misunderstanding , between the
two countries, . There 1 perhaps no
great danger of this, because if this gov
ernment think the loan too large the
Cuban congress can doubtless be per
suaded, to reduce the amount The mat
ter, however, show how the relations
between the two governments rosy
prove prolific of difficulties. '
A Canadian competitor to the United
States Steel corporation is projected.
The Dominion Steel company and the
Nova' Scotia Steel company are the
Canadian factor In the combination,
but the most Important factor la an
English steel and Iron corporation
which has extensive works established
In all the principal English mining
areas. It is said that not only will the
new combination strike vigorously for
the control of the steel market of the
world, but for the production of manu
factured steel products chesper than
ever before. . - ;
A Montreal dispatch states that the
formation of this combination has been
under consideration for some little time,
the, English corporation being Induced
to combine with those of Canada by the
fact that steel In the comparatively un
developed state can 1x5 Imported more
cheaply from Caua.l than It can Ih)
obtained in England. "For some time
It has been fwlt," says the dispatch,
"that some such far reaching combina
tion ss this would be the most effective
way of re-establlahiDg the industrial
equilibrium which has been considerably
disturbed by the formation of the Amer
ican Steel corporation, which at one
time threatened to absorb the Canadian
steel Industry." If this project shall
be carried out, cf which there appears
to be no doubt, it may materially affect
the future of the United States Steel
corporation, one thing to be reasonably
expected being a reduction In the price
cf iron and steeL .......
The iron and steel industry of Canada
Tiir, orAlTA daily rxr.r.: satuhday,
has ben making good progress In the
last few resrs and there Is no. mason
why it should not continue to advsnce,
ss the country has vsst deposits of Iron
ore and an abundant supply of coat A
vn!dcraMe amount of American cap
ital Is Invested In the Canadian Industry,
The new police board has been In the
saddle Just three days. On the first day
Its members proclaimed to the law
abiding citizens of Omaha that their
Intentions were pacific, that they had
no disposition to disturb or derange the
police or fire departments as then or
ganlsed. On the third day they sum
marily deposed the two police captain
and appointed in their place two men
who had previously been retired from
the service for good and sufficient
Before assuming their duties each
member of the police board ws re
quired to subscribe to a solemn oath that
"In making appointments or considering
promotion or removals he will not be
guided or actuated by political motives
or Influences, but will consider only the
interest of the city and the success and
effectiveness of said , department" It
was not expected that a political
desperado like William 3. Broatch wonld
have any regard for an official oath, but
the other three members, or at least
two of them, are presumed to appreciate
the responsibilities they have assumed.
It ia amaslng therefore that they should
hnve allowed Broatch to load them into
a flagrant violation t the law govern
ing the police, both a& rpg .ttJ-j the
d?gradatt' 'i '. f fleers before charge
htT be. prfe:Ted and proved and
wUhor r(? h Lzarlng. and especially
In tft p.-f Kixcent of men whose con
dt"i while A the police force waa repre
bfieible or disreputable.
Had the majority of the board taken
the trouble to acquaint themselves with
the record and career of Captain Haxe,
they certainly wonld not have stultified
themselves by appointing nlm to any
position. It 1 a matter of notoriety
that Haxe hid scandalized the service
on various occasions by . conduct that
should forever bar him from the police
force.' The citation of one case should
Bertha Relchenbech, a girl under age,
waa taken from a disorderly bouse about
September 1, 1803, at the Instance of
her 'relative and brought before the
police court Judge Bcrka. then aa
now police Judge, directed that she be
ent to the Mllford home, the state
reformatory for girl. Under this order
transportation was secured for the girl
from Omaha to Mllford by the police
matron, Mr. Cuming. Instead of exe
cuting this order, . Captain Has took
tne girt to nis own no me as a servant
but at the end ot two week the girl'
relatives fonnd her in another disorderly
house, whence she was again arrested
and taken to. Mllford. From that In
stitution she wrote to her sister request
ing her to secure from Haze the pay due
her for' her work at his house, eaylng
Incidentally that' he had neen well Mid
for getting her back to the burnt dis
A dozen instances of similar mis
behavior could be cited. Tb question
the respectable member of the board
should ask themselves Is whether they
should not at. once reconsider their ac
tion or at least suspend the commission
of Captain Haze until th?y have made
a thorough Inquiry into hi fitness for
the place.
There are two classes In the commu
nity who have congratulated themselves
upon the recent change of police board
the one chu include th political Jan
izaries who train with Mercer and his
railroad allies, the other class la the re
spectable and highly moral citizen who
had been led to believe that rice and
lawlessness have been rampant in
Omaha and would be checked and re
pressed ,by a new regime. The first
class undoubtedly has some reason for
Jubilation, although the Baldwin-Mercer
offensive and defensive alliance is sure
to provoke a disastrous reaction. The
second class will oon discover that it
ha been duped. The first Installment
of reform in tb appointment of the re
doubtable Haze to a police captaincy
and the promised reinstatement of Can
Can .Slgwart should open their eyes and
convince them that vice ha received no
shock by the reform. ,
If the Mercer reform police board, will
take the trouble of calling at this office
we will take pleasure in exhibiting to
them an affidavit drawn in the hand
writing of Ignatius J. Dunn, now deputy
county attorney, charging their newly
appointed captain of police, Henry P.
Uase, with subornation ot perjury and
criminal vlclousness while a member ot
the police force under the Broatch-Van-
dervoort police commlaslon.
After unselfishly waving aside the
proffered nomination for governor of Ne
braska on the ground that others in the
ranks were more deserving of the honor.
It would certainly be the pink of im
propriety for Bryan to stand in the door
blocking the way to all his friends who
are eager to sacrifice themselves In the
1004 competition for presidential prefer
ment Chsnip Clark of Missouri says that
Congressman Shallenberger of Nebraska
ia a very nanasome man." it that en
dorsement doea not commend him to bis
constituents of the Fifth district for a
re-election, his campaign managers
might circulate his photograph with the
Intimation that it is pretty enough to
frame and hang In any parlor.
Aaa B Will Jala taa Miaala.
Washington Post. '
Tb chap who sits on th track thee day
and defies th cowcatcher of progress is
going to mtsa a great deal la th way of
commercial growth.
Carta Cfcaa af (k-leae.
Baltimore American.
If it la trus, as reported, that th cause
of yellow fever ksa beep found, t&ea en
more germ will sooa b put oat cf commis
sion. Sciatic 1 bunting dowa the foea
te human Ul wUh tusrcilssa ssrslaleacr
ao4 thers srs hopes that this century will
e many of tha heretofore dreaded scourges
of burasDlty rendered practically hirmless
nigh Praia Well Teaeryet.
P. LoUls Gloha-Pemocrat.
Archbhehop Ireland pronounces the Amer
icas coTernment to ba tb most reasonable
sad fair-minded In tb world. This Is hljh
prtua, boldly ipokea sod well deserved.
. Bis; Ipraaltlea at (loaa.
Bsn Francisco Chronlcl.
It Is KTatlfylnc to American pride to
learn ot the vast amount of American cap
ital bow belog Invested In Great Britain,
bat U-would b better business to Invest
It In the west snd build np our own coun
try. Prets Wltfcavt slower.
Louisville; Courier-Journal.
General Bradley T. Johnson says th
south is likely to go republican tbls tall.
There Is stilt a chance for somebody to
get into the papers by proclaiming that
th democrats will sweep New England ta
November. "
Welters States la Lift.
New Tork Tribune.
Senator Stewart is predicting that the
republicans will carry Nevada tbls fall.
After the reversal two years ago in Utah,
Washington, Wyoming and South Dakota
It does sot seem unreasonable to expect
one more western silver state to slip back
this year to Its long established and natural
political moorings.
. He Caaast Say No."
Kansas. City Star. -,
Mr." Bryan says he was only Dartlallv
quoted In th recent Interview In which be
said hs would not take the democrats nom
ination for president again. H says If th
nomination U thrust upon him b "cannot
honorably say -no.'" Mr. Bryan la taking
mor elttforats tici to be explicit than
the emergency requires.
OK Maxima aa Deck.
Chicago Chronicle.
Ws note with gratification that that
grand old patriot Maximo Gomes haa ac
cepted the chairmanship of a commission to
nx snd pay the amount due th late Cuban
army of liberation. Th record of Maximo
warrants th assuraac that the liberators
wlU be liberally dealt with, especially as
Maximo modestly admits that he waa
about nine-tenths of the army himself, the
rest oeing maaa up of generals, colonels
snd majors, with a sprinMing of captains.
There was one private, but he died cf in
digestion following the arrival of General
nnartws commissary stores at Blboncy.
naxunv win undoubtedly take a sad pleas
ure la seeing that the largess ot a ra to
tal nation is transmitted to ths widow ot
wis gastronomlo patriot if he left a
widow. Otherwise Maximo may be relied
upon te Uke charge of it himself.
re af ska Hssgry Dalian
Hartford Courant
If tb report as received la correct about
the rwnoval cf th cotton duck niti.
frm Nw Hartford, it ia a most discour
aging and discreditable sign cf ths times
snd cf th grd of th hungry dollar.
The statement is mad that the company
has been doing slrly well, but that th
ui irtiBneciicut, which forbid employ
ing cni:arn oetow 14 years of g inter
fere with the. hiring of young and cheap
amp. aaa inexerre it Is seemed advisable
by th non-resident trust. management to
go south, where there are no such laws
and where the children can be secured for
practically noth-'ug and kept In the mill
instead or buiu sent to school. Who
eares wnai iv of th chtldrea them
selves r Thus juv-jjUI and the central and
vital Industry of on of our fin old Con
necticut town's is to' b extinguished b
csus ignorant -children in ths south are
allowed to go to th devil instead of belnc
,wvun 10 go 10 acnooi and leara soma-
wng, .. .
Pat Callta- Kertl Black.
Springfield (Mass.) Kannhiin
Th statement has been credit to th
president cf on cf the anthraclf coal roads
that tb coal mining corporations in no case
have realised any advance on the price of
coal ever the circular prices in force at the
wuj u striae negan. It Is the dealers, h
mmjm, wuo nave put up prlcea on tha con.
eumers. One ot the largest of the New
nlr AmIm. . . r
uw cvutes rorwara to say that
the actual price paid for coal to the mining
vwyvnuuwa is some 3 above the circular
um.. .a iirte wuen me StrlK bemn -it 1.
true." h says, "that theoompaa!s have not
advanced th circular announcement, but it
la also true that for whatever coal haa been
allowed .t eome forward the dealers hav
oa compeiiod to pay prices aa stated
above." Nobody, either operator or dealer
ess be making anything out cf th situation,
for th supply cf coal on hand at tha out.
break of the strike could not cava been very'
larsa, js sins otherwise would never
nave Dea undertaken at that tlms. It Is
profiting no one snd causing heavy loss all
around. . ..
lUllaaa af Teller Wka Dlllccatl
, Stick ta Tfcclr Jofca.
Nw Tork World.
In thes daya of unparalleled nroanerlt
and strikes u Is a soothing reflection that
th majority of American workers sever
bars gone on strlk aad probably aavar will.
A survey cf th national workshop, so to
speak, dliolosas th fact that. Including
men,, women and minors, nearly 11,000,000
Prons ar dally at work in it less the
number of thoe temporarily on strike. Of
this grand total 15.000.000 only, eonslderahl
less than one-half, ar employed in tha In
dustrie that ar aubject to strikes and
Her then is the gratifying fact that 17..
000,000 workers in thes t'nlted States 'al
ways keep working, included in this great
standing army of industrious people who
never quit their Jobs sr th farmers snd
their help, about 1,000.000 strong. Th nao-
P' at work on American farms, comprising
neariy cn-talf ot the adult labor of th
country, hav never gone on strike; th Idea
baa never vea been mooted among them.
Besides our farmers there sr over 1.000.-
000 workers, actors, authors, artists, clergy
men, lawyers and doctors, none of whom
ever strlk. Then there sr about 400,000
teachers in tb country, two-thirds of them
women, who work year In and year out In
strlkelea continuity. Next com our do
mestic and personal and public servants,
about 1,000,000 of tbem. Including our sol
diers and sailors; they also belong to th
naoatrlklcg majority.
It is strictly to tb workers ia tnanafat-
turlng and mechanical Industries and la
trad and transportation, aggregating a
grand total of 15,000,000 persons, that
strikes and lockouts ar confined. But from
this total many further deductions must b
mad, becaus It includes th COO.vOO clerks
and bookkeepers, tha 60.000 commercial
travelers, th 200,000 real estate and com
mission agents, th 8W.0O0 wholesale and re-
tall merchaala. th 15,000 stenographers
and th 35,000 bankers and broksrs. all of
whom ar out aide th strlk son. Returns
covering g long period ot years shea that
the total number of persona who g on
strlk or ar lucked out average S 14,000 an
nually, la short, nearly twe-thlrds of all
th working people of th country ar
steady, continuous workers, wh "saw wood
and any nothing," and of th other en.
third nly a small fractioa stopa working
at any oa lima.
august f, 1002.
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.Jim mirs LuiiaDy
President HIM ef the Creat ; Northern
railway Is an Interesting personality aad
b rarely speaks without uttering some-
bins worth saying, in a remark mad In
th fours ot his address to th farmers of
th "Rig Bend" country, who hsd Invited
, irauaponaiioa companies
or th northwest to a conference at IMven-
P , X ' 00 M0Ddy ,a,t' Mr- 11,11 r cumir wuica is cnaracieristio
of him. "I am getting tob aa old man,"
ne said, and If I am to sccomplish sll I
oav et out to do things must mov with
celerity. Th remark lost nothing In fore
becaus ef Its Ingenuousness, for It was
Ingenuous and. aa th context shows,
spoken absolutely without self-conscious-
Iiess. Th fact that tinder President Hill s ;
Inspirations conferences ilk the en at'
Davenport have become matters of com-
m"a wranc northwest speaks
volume. How very different is th sttl-
tud of Mr. Hill la this respect from that
expressed In the saying of another railway
president of a recent generation i "Ths
puuuu do oamneat
jus iwoioiq ODject Of th Conference Was
. vuiam a rat or 10 cents a bushel en
wheat to tb Pacific coast and te make an
aMrnaiiT arrangement For shlpprna east
via Minneapolis In the event ef a combine-
tlon cf buyers being formed to depress
prices ea th western coast While nothing
wss decided oa thes points, th farmers
" aaaurea mas in earners Considered
them a their allies, both would be benefited
by an increaa cf th productiveness ot the
regn, the 01 versification of products and
sosnoctloas ,lth new market. On th
subject of legislation to regulate rates and
!. 7 wrs connected with, th business
trn,sPorttJo. kowsver. President HiU
tr4 Railway Cexapaa'le
la' Asacrleaa Cities.
New Tork Commercial.
Phlldelphlans . may be slow, but they
don't wslk when it becomes necessary to
go from ens part ct their, town to another.
The receipts of the traction companies
show this. Reports Just submitted for the
fiscal year 1902. ended on June 10 dlsclo
that th aggregate receipts front alt the
tar lines, in th city cow comprehended
chiefly in the Union Traction company
were close to $14,000,000.
'These yearly receipts hav been three
times doubled in the last ten yean. In
1891, whan there were all aorta snd condi
tions ot street cars, with the old-fashioned
horse cars still largely la evidence, th to
tal receipt of all the Philadelphia lines
were, only $J,67,000 but there was a good
profit in th business; in mg, after th
chang te electricity had bee largely ac-
..MKll.t,.J . 1. -
vm,,.u,Ul lum i rows earnings ware
I7.698.0C8 and, owing to the heavy expense
incident to new equipment and pavements,
there waa a deficit of over 11,000.000; in
1898, with gross earnings ef $10,971,4r7,
the surplus or profit wss only 24,i30: the
1901 receipts cf $14,000,000 show a surplus
of $1,080,000, which will permit the pay
ment ct dividends oa the Union Traction
In most ef the larger cltle the adoption
ct modern systems of street traffic has
been tremendously erpenslve-so much
so as to abut oat profits for several years
following ths beginning of the change.
But whan once the Improved plant hav
been established permanently and the
profit-making corner baa been turned,
the earalng possibilities seeni te be almost
limitless. It would not be surprising If
ta 1912 the traction profita in Philadelphia
should equal the gross earnings of th
syeteos la 1901. Iq New York th period
or enormous profits nsy be longer d
la yed, because the perfection cf the sye
tm has bean attended with a much
hesvler expense comparatively. '
All of which glvea emphasla to two facts
that American municipalities have given
away altogether too many street railway
franchises, or sold them at figures toe low,
snd that the financial resources of a coun
try must be eolosaal when $36,000,000, $50,
000,000 er $100,000,000 may be tied up here
and there awaiting confidently the vast
profits that are sure to come some day. It
la typical of ' thes times that they build
for th future, even more than for th
The Ames of Minneapolis are fewer In
number. So are the big mtt.
A. H. Wright mayor cf Merrill. Wis.', te
the youngest chief executive ot any city in
the northwest He waa horn December 26,
1870, and was elected to the position hs
now holds in May last
Dick Crokar issues another Utter declar
ing h haa retired from politics for good.
Meanwhile his relative aad former polloe
chief, ths robust Devery. is working Dick's
megaphone for all it ia worth. , .
'Ths people's candidate for circuit clerk"
of Wayne county, West Virginia, offers a
purse of 11,400 for the ofSes, la th form
of prises te those wh guess nearest th
number cf votes cast for htm.
General Curtis Guild, Jr., republican nom
ine for lieutenant governor of Massachu
setts, was on th staff cf General Pits
hugh Lee, a inspector general of the Sev
enth army corps, C. B. V., during th Span
ish war.
David Turpte, formerly United States
secator from Indians, Is passing his declin
ing years la- his comfortable Indianapolis
home. Mr. Turpi declines to be inter
viewed, saying h ha absolutely retired
from public life. ,
A startling innovation in campaign
pledges ha been mad in Chicago. On
of tha candidates for sheriff offers to Uke
th Job tor the aaiary and turn the feea
Into the county treasury. Hia sanity will
probably be Inquired into.
Ther are from northern constituencies
48 democrats In the h-9 ot represents
tlvea, of which number 12 ar from- New
York, t from Massachusetts, 2 from New
Jersey snd 4 from Pennsylvania, a total
of 11. There are 106 democrats aad popu
list from the south.
Th $30,000 la bill which figured in th
bribery cases attending th election . ot
Senator Clark by In Montana legislature
still remain a part of th archives of
that state. Tb man to whom it was glvea
as a bribe naver claimed It; th briber or
briber hav cot asked that it be returned
an there la no channel by which th state
canj appropriate it as a part of th publlo
Th Wisconsin legislature, which is to re
elect Senator Bpooner or -choos his Suc
cessor, has the sam members as the Ne
braska legislature. It ts mad up of $3
senator and 100 member of assembly
lit on Joist ballot. Minnesota haa 183
member la Its legislature, lows 150 and
Illinois 204. In tb last Wisconsin legis
lature ther were 21 deoiocrata and 113
republican member.
In tha tours cf a recent debate ia th
House cf Commons Mr. Wyndham, chief
secretary tor Ireland, referred to T. W.
Russell a cm ot th "political desperadoea
those unworthy and desperate persons
whose program of proscription and fear haa
paralysed every osr.v of ' Irish national
life."- Mr. Russell responded by saying
that Mr. Wyndham "long ago mortgaged bis
soul to the landlords, who ar now for-
cleeiug their Uce.u
rhllsdelphl Record
inokft. most vlnro.t ...
te set broken bones by statnte." he said
"as to sdjust rates. Ton ran leptslat until
the bans dtxirs rot off. Th best thing to
do Is ta set . o,', k... fc .w.
officials. W will try to act In such a wsy
mat you will realti that we are doing
something fair snd In aoed faith."
Thers Is an echo In thes words of th
root to nr the ant ana .tin .. .
Americss truat: "Tb business Hh
ductlon. refining snd selling of oil In th
t'nlted fitateal holnnr t
of President Hill ma nh.nt .i
snother proverb ot monopolism: "Business
la atronser than h. i.. Tn . . .v.
utterance of President HH1 Is perfectly
true. Under free play ot competition th
regulation of rates by legislation would b
unnecessary; under existing conditions It
is abortive. What he falls to consider. -and
what h ts precluded by his position from
admitting, is -this that th business which
ha aa strenuous! in.i.ta k. f-.
' of statutory rettrsint Is Included by
economlstn la th ruhrln f "n.tnr.1
monODOllea" And tha tnnnnnollatle eh.r.
acterlstlts of th overland transportation
companies are being emphasised by their
tendency toward combination and "m.rrm"
on the basis of "community of Interest."
Th rul of sa enlightened despot has been
described ss the best possible form cf gov-
ernment, but absolutism and enlightenment
hare never been seen harmnnlnual enm.
btned in one Individual since th world
began. Th people are not going to anr-
render th Irresponsible and nnquestloned
control . ever: subllo utilities even to th
moat bentrsar-i of deabota . Caesars anm
times have Ro'ti toad snd forgotten their
debt to ths people.
Thanlntgtar of public communication in
Japan has 'just published an interesting
itstement" regarding the' mercantile marine
of that country., in January, 1898, It com
prised (27 steam vessels aggregating S30,
000 tons, and 174 sailing craft messurlng
24,000 tons. ' On September 18, 1901, there
were S24 steamer' of 65T.18I tons measure
ment and no less than 1,191 sailing vessels
aggregating 215.787 tons an Increase in less
than four years of46 per cent for steam ves
sels and the huge Increase of 2,200 per cent
for sailing vessels. ', These latter, however,
do not average, ever 100 tone burden apiece,
chiefly coaster' and ' ao forth. So, In this
short period the Japanese merchant service
baa been Increased by (00 steam vessels
and 2,000 sailing craft. In 1898 Japan had
but one steam merchantman of over 6,000
tons burden; today It- owns twenty-one
of that class. -There is a movement on
foot over there to form an anti-foreign
Japanese ship combine "a la Morgan," to
merge, if possible, all the Japanese ship
ping companies under one direction and
control, which confined to Japan
ese strictly. Without the concurrence of
Baroa Shlbusewa. however, this scheme
may fall te come to anything. On May 15
a deliberative meeting waa held to this end
In ths city cf Osaks. At this distance it
ivoaa aa it jsuco a consolidation would
hardly be practicable Unless having strong
commercial connections In other countries.
But Japan's achievement in putting its flag
on the seas furnishes a striking object les
son for ths whole maritime world.
The economic policy of Russia, which its
autocratic- government enablea it to carry
out without encountering any troublesome
opposition frorQ. public opinion, .is directed
to keeping foreign competition out of Its
owh markets and promoting competition la
foreign markets wherever it sees advantage
in it. As the official organ ot its great
finance minister haa declared, Russia aa a
nation may ( be behind Great Britain la
wealth and America in productiveness, but
It is "by .far the greatest economic unit on
the face of the globe." Ita government ia
the greatest and most potent of all trusts,
using its political power to matntan Its own
Industrial Interest,, No wonder It desires
to have other governments join with it In
restraining dangerous combinationa of
private capital.
Several European eounlriea have em
ployed all- aorta- of devlcea to win the
friendship cf Abyssinia. Russia, the ally
of France, has been especially active. She
haa aent all kind ot delegations and pres
ents to Menellk, as has England. The
kingdom is Great Britain's sors spot in
northeast . Africa. Had ther ben an
alliance between France and Menellk's
kingdom when ths Fachoda incident oc
curred there might have been a different
termination ., , to , it. The French people
have not forgotten,- that, affair and the ad-
vanturoes la,-,the-Afrlcsn contingent of
tb. French amy -sr. still looking in that
dlrsction-A a outlet for their aurplus
nrgyv, t.would be policy for Eng
land ta try Ao maVa a good impression oa
th Abyssinian general ia highly, prob
able. England, however, can scarcely hops
to counteract the Impressions already
mad oa hoi, Th .French ar peat mas
ter in tha art of, hospitality and rivalry
would he useless. There remains the fact.
moreover,,, that whan Abyssinia was more
barbarous and less fitted to cope with civ
ilised armies, than now England overran
the empire and killed th king. That sort
of thing doe not eaooursge confidence and
the Abyssinlana may yet prove a formld-
abi obstacle to English axpaaslon in Af
rica. ,, .. .. . ' .
Prince Vetchersiy, editor ot the Orash-
danln, who ha Just been aent out by th
r v, LAST DAY. '
Only on mors day of our 25 per cent and 60 per cent discount sal ta
our Juvnll pepartment There are asv.rsl very fin bargains left 'at HALF
FitlCS. .. '. . ,
$1.00, $5.00 and $8.00
Sailor Suits, Saturday, only
Children's $1.00 snd $1.60 Knee Pants,
ages 10 to 18 years, Saturday
Boys' 13 60 and $4 00 Two-Piece Cult.
14, 16 and 18. years, Saturday ..............
$5.00 to $7.60 Two-Plec Jakte and Pant
Salts, T to 16 years, Saturday
Boys' $7.60 to $1.O0 Long Pant Suite.
14 to IS years, Saturday ,
Wash emu aa. Pants, -
Saturday ,
Straw Hats, one-half prtc and less,
No Clothing Fits Liko Ours.
; Excludve Clothiers and Furnish:;
csar to report personally ea the recent
agrarian cot breaks la Russia, wa tb oely
Russian Jnjrna1st; who, despite official
warnings, dared to tell itha tmtn about
th .famine .and fever making- have I
ths province. H onr demonstrated how
futile th passport regulations of Russia
were. He eroesed te Rumania and obtained
on ef the permits required when Uklcg
livestock over the border. Armed with
this, he went te one of the less frequented
Russian frontier posts snd boldly pre
sented tbs document to th sub-emcr In
charge as his warrant to pass. Ths offi
cial could read no Rumanian and little
Russian, but aaw a big. official-looking pa
per with an impoelng coat cf arms snd
seal and straightway stuck ths Russian
vise on it. At the end ef three months
Metchersky returned to Moscow snd
showed th governor that hs bad entered
Russia and traveled there oa the authori'y
of a document which described him for
the purposes cf Identification, as a "black
IwT'y" rWB' WUh "V rt'' tor
eae ' v
Ths OOCOS. or Keelln tf.LV. - v,
long te th. British empire, are 'the prlvH.
them and govern their t.rtmnt.
,lo autocrat. They ar a ring of
eoral atoll, lying too mn !""!,.
v-t.fc v T ao not a parson. .
Neither have the a .,t,i ... i
horse, cows, postofflc nor bank. But p- '
witrh ,tMhe ,nhbtt enough
without these generally eonaMer.
sary concomitants of eivtii..(. .vi
IVl ,nourt Ur eolt
cf filthy metallic lucre in th. shape of coins
-ofl'r,UaU,.,00k,n Utt, cUteards
good .for" five, two or one rime. . ....
IU.0!.0 !T. tk TheM '! by,'
turn DronrtATftt t. ia .
- uie IBianOI, (JLDd ftjll Ana,
pawntly regarded aa legal tender.
A commission which inet... . .
fluentlai and well known noblemen, and at
least one blshon. haa h, .
Britain, and has made a report taking tha
Tew th.t It 1. impracticable te suppras. the
lessened by conflnlnr it aa . ..
to the grounds of turf organizations. A
chLion .'gU UiaB n,, ,oc1 PUo" -Z
.0.b,Unc. - reached.
not nkl... ?l th ,orm " John B
not likely for many a da tA .r..a- v..
- t . wea uauuVU ag lap
,h'?J!be,.vPrtT"e,r' of r,ak!n -r on hi '
Detroit Free Pre.., . ...
er.VT.h""JOU youracTtlonr-
. ..ume t fver gased at."
barbarians, my boy." replied Willie's
Pa, "are people who fight with T bo wa .J
spear, instead t repeating tiStir Bd
do vou rail gusfter
Texas Ollcrat Ingrowing gusher.
Washington Star: "I wouldn aisei...
f"i!rU-' W. fWmly," t'&TlnaS
.remianVmS-hat Sue ST S
tog k ,th, ,nn JUM finished i patol:
3S"' neBr bem.' said the painter
"Why. that's all." rejoined th boyV "it
need punctuating." , " "
wtr"'n ,Pres: - BoNotalwhy do
tney call that nt.n. . -Knn v.
OhIo State Journal: "t reckon yew won't
r.Mtvt'w. l u? very lr ln th' rnornJn""
said Lncle Joshua, as he lighted th new
"rnmer boarder to his room.
. . , No, replied tue man from th citr "r
tnk I would prefer to sleep li." ' 1
""!' "fl"1 l:nt'Ie Joshua; -then ws
won t hev breakfast till 4 a. m."
Philadelphia Press: "He has such a
funny way of abbreviating words. Her
nl'ulo'l' '!.ndutr'-' 1 "PPO- ha mesne
hiVt'' yu' doesn't Ilk to writ
resdy.'" " " m"r out al"
Chicago Tribune: Unexpectedly th sport-
ing reporter had been called upon to writ
up a wedding.
"The bride.' 1i r. i .
in a dense fog, but moved down th aisle
at a leisurely canter and looked every
Inch a winner." 7
Harry T. Peck In th Bookman.
Sweet little maid with winsome ayes
That laugh all day through tha tangled
Oazlng with baby looks ao wis 1
Over the arm of the oaken chair.
Dearer than you la none to me.
Dearer than you there can be none;
Bine In your laughing face I aaa
Eyes that tell of another one .
Here where th firelight softly glows,
Sheltered and safe and anus and warm.
What to you la th wind that blow.
Driving the sleet nf the winter storm?
Round your head the ruddy light '
Glints on the gold from your tresses spun.
But deep Is the drifting snow tonight
. Over th head of the other one.
Hold m close as you sagely stand,
Vatching the dying embers shine;
Then shall I fee! another hand
That nestled once In this hand of mlni
Poor little hand, ao cold and ohill.
Shut from the ll-ht cf stars and sun.
Clasping th withered roses still
That hid th face of the eleeyfr.g one.
Lush, tittle maid, while laugh you may.
Borrow comes to us all. I know;
Better- perhaps for her to stay
Under the drifting robe ot snow.
Sing while you may your baby songs,
Ulnar till vour b.hv iim ere
But, oh, the ache of th heart that longs
Night and day for th other one!
. $2, $2.50, S3
50c and 75c ,
.$1.75 a 32.00
25 por ct. off
25 per ct. off
25 per ct.
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alrl "yrtVlcUn-Confoun you,
I tLit1 dvertiaaa a gusher," and noW
L?Dde VT" J', .? ?rop of 'oil comlns