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The Omaha Daily Bee
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The best part of the naval battles
fought between our own squadrons Is
that the casualty list appalls no one.
Now that the head of the packers'
combine has been agreed on, It looks as
If the combine were coming to a head.
This weather may be too cold and too
wet for the corn, but, like a much sung
insect It will get there Just the same.
Once In a while the coroner discovers
through a homicidal epidemic that his
office carries with It a few official duties.
One thing In favor of the automobile
It Is not troubled whether or not its
horses wear shoes bearing the union
South Omaha ' has again broken the
record of cattle shipments received in a
Ingle day. South Omaha always was
President Roosevelt has again de
clared himself unequivocally for legis
lative regulation of trusts. But the
democrats will Insist that he does not
Russia threatens to become real ugly
over the chilly reception accorded by
other European nations to its sugar pro
posals. In the International arena, It's a
rare game that more than one can't play.
Secretary Wilson is pretty safe In his
prediction of cheaper beef as a result of
the great corn crop now maturing. It
takes time, however, to convert corn into
meat and It will take time also to bring
down the sky-high meat prices.
South Carolina democrats may believe
In negro disfranchisement, but they in
sist on majority rule In party primary
nominations. No minority candidate can
come up under the South Carolina con
stitution. That is one redeeming feature.
Rates on flour transportation from
Minneapolis to Chicago and St Louis
are to be reduced with reductions ef
fective September 1. Has anyone heard
of any reductions in transportation rates
announced by Nebraska railroads very
Suppose William F. Gurley, who was
a member-of the congressional commit
tee two years ago, was asked to hold up
bis hand and swear that he voted the
straight republican ticket in the presl
dentlal election, could he truthfully an
The conviction of two newspaper men
In Manila for libeling a Filipino serving
as one of the native members of the civil
commission ought to be taken as proof
that the Filipinos are fast learning to
avail themselves of the privileges of
That New York Judge who has Just
ruled that gross extravagance on the
Dart of a wife affords the husband no
ground for divorce should remove to one
of our western equal suffrage states.
He should have a future before hlni in
any community where women vote.
Republican candidates for congress in
this district should not be backward in
coming forward with their $50 contribu
tions to the Mercer campaign fund.
Mercer will - need every dollar he can
crape up to secure the nomination, but
,$100,000 would not elect him if he bad
Field Marshal Lord Wolseley, who Is
at the head of the British land forces, is
quoted as saying that the American
army is "the best In the world." So long
as foreign military men are imbued with
this conviction the other nations of the
world will think twice before starting
tnuaa with Uncle Sam't soldiers.
A POLITICAL BLVt'F.
The challenge of the ftin!on campaign
managers to the republican state com
mittee for a series of debates on the
railroad anHossnient question, with John
N. Baldwin as representative of the
republican party defending the under
valuation of Nebraska railroads as
against M. F. Harrington speaking for
the fuslonlsts in favor of raising the
assessment. Is an adroit effort to place
the republican party in a false light
There are railroad democrats and rail
road populists as well as railroad re
publicans. The fusion state boards from
1S07 to 1900 have nothing to brag of
In comparing records with the repub
lican assessment boards, both before and
after. The rank and file of the repub
lican party are Just as much In favor
of raising the railroad assessments to
an equitable basis as are the rank and
file of the fusion parties.
The demand made upon the State Board
of Ecmnllsatlon to assess the railroad
franchises as well as their tangible prop
erty was made by the editor of The Bee,
and Mr. Harrington's co-operation in the
suit brought before the supreme court
was by Invitation of the editor of The
Bee with the express understanding that
the prosecution of the case should be
divested of all partisan flavor. The
Intrusion of John N. Baldwin Into the
suit was not at the instance of the re
publican party, but as the paid attorney
of the Union Pacific railroad. Mr.
Baldwin is not a citizen of Nebraska
and did not voice the sentiment of the
republicans of Nebraska regarding rail
It goes without saying that the fusion
committee did not Issue this challenge
with any expectation that It would be
accepted, but with the manifest purpose
to make political capital out of It.
While It Is true that revenue revision
and railroad taxation are legitimate
Issues in the present campaign, repub
lican candidates stand on their party
platform and In any event cannot be
held responsible for Mr. Baldwin's atti
tude In defense of tax-shirking and tax
evasion. CROP STATISTICS.
It Is manifestly Important that crop
statistics should be as nearly as pos
sible accurate. This has not been the
case in the past and there, is a contro
versy between the census bureau and
the Agricultural department in regard
to the statistics of recent years. There
Is to be an investigation to ascertain
which is the more nearly right in its
report of crop statistics, which will be
begun early next month, the National
Board of Trade having for this purpose
appointed a committee wbicn will act
In conjunction with representatives of
the Census bureau and the Agricultural
The Washington correspondent of the
New ' York Journal of Commerce says
the scope of the proposed inquiry in
volves the reputation of the census of
1890, of the census of 1000 and of the
methods and conduct of the .statistical
division of the Agricultural department
It will not suffice to say that discrep
ancies of the kind which have been ob
served are unavoidable. There is a
screw loose somewhere and It is the
duty of those concerned to find where
the trouble is. If, however, it should
be determined as the result of the in
vestigation that no screw is loose, then
the conclusion will Inevitably follow
that steps should be taken for combin
ing the agricultural work of the per
manent census bureau and the crop es
timate work of the Agricultural depart
ment, in order that our government sta
tistics may be harmonlous'and that they
may be so gathered as to avoid a re
currence of the dispute over1 their rel
ative accuracy. Both the grain pro
ducers and the dealers' In grain will
await the result of the investigation
with a great deal of Interest ,
AO PROStLYTlXO IK PHILIPPINES.
The renort of the acting general super
intendent of public instruction for the
Philippine islands ought to be sufficient
tn .Mfv nvervhodr that there is no
v -J --' - - - f
proselyting in connection with the
schools there. The charge that this was
helntr done has been denied before and
by authority that ought to be unques
tioned that is. the authority of the gov
ernment officials themselves, but still
prejudiced people, who are anxious to
work ud sentiment against the govern
ment both here and in the Philippines,
have continued to insist that the teach
era sent out by the United States govern
ment to the Philippines have engaged
in the work of endeavoring to induce
the Filipinos to relinquish their religious
faith and become Protestants.
Mr. Bowen shows that there is abso
lutely no ground for this charge. He
points out that in selecting teachers the
oucstion of the religious belief of appll
canta and appointees was never consid
ered until late in 1901 and only then be
cause of the fact that a special lot of
annllcatlons. gathered by the authori
ties of the Catholic church in the United
States, was sent to the civil governor of
the islands and transmitted to the gen
eral superintendent This caused some
difficulty, for the reason that tne teacn
era sent were not all of them qualified
for the duties and consequently some of
them had to be rejected. There was no
discrimination except in the matter of
The report of the acting superintend
ent aava that "not only is no proselyting
allowed or attempted in any of the pub
lic schools, but Inquiry of the leaders or
the four urtnclr-al Protestant denomlua
tlons at Manila brings out the fact that
so far as is known by these leaders
there Is not one native Protestant Sun
day school teacher in the entire archi
pelago." The simple fact is that our
eovernment has from the beginning pur
sued the same policy In regard to public
education in the Philippines that It ob-
lerves in this country that is. keeping
the educational system - entirely free
i from religious influence. Any rational
person can understand that if the gov
ernment were to tolerate proselyting, to
nay nothing of being an active party to
it, the effect would be disastrous to the
ffort to establish American principles
in the Philippines. The absolute separa
tion of church and state In the Philip
pines Is a cardinal policy most essential
to the establishment of American rule
there and It Is needless to say that per
mission of proselyting would be wholly
inconsistent with this. Moreover, If such
thing were tolerated by our govern
ment It is most improbable that the au
thorities at Rome would have entered
Into any negotiations for disposing of
the lands of the friars and the with
drawal of such of the friars as are ob
jectionable to the natives.
The charge of proselyting has been
made for political effect In this country,
but while it may have some Influence
upon the prejudiced, we do not believe
that many will be affected by it.
Mj prima ar tkst oath.
The right of every sovereign American
citizen to cast his ballot according to the
dictates of his conscience Is the most
sacred feature of the elective franchise.
In order to safeguard that right the Aus
tralian ballot system has been engrafted
upon tho statutes of every state In the
union. The extension of the Australian
system to primary elections is simply
carrying out more effectively the prin
ciple of the secret ballot
In order to prevent abuses springing
from the promiscuous participation of
voters of different parties in primary
elections, most prevalent In cities, the
legislature has enacted Into the election
laws provisions for the declaration
which is to furnish prima facie proof of
the right of the voter to participate In
the primary election of the political
party with which he affiliates. Under
the law the enrollment of voters for
each political party Is limited to those
who have registered as affiliating with
that party at the preceding election and
those who would be entitled to vote at
the general election by special registra
tion. By section 119 of chapter xxvl of
the Compiled Statutes the only legiti
mate questions that can be asked under
oath of any duly registered voter who
may be challenged at a primary election
are as to his name, residence and quali
fication as a voter in that particular dis
trict ward or precinct Any other ques
tions that tend to destroy the protection
each sovereign voter enjoys under the
Australian system is at variance with
the fundamental principle of a secret
A test oath, such as the Mercer com
mittee proposes to exact under its law
less rule, by which the voter would be
compelled to disclose for whom he voted
at a preceding election under penalty of
being disfranchised, is absolutely at va
riance with both the spirit and the letter
of the law. When a man records his
party affiliation under oath before the
registration officers, he cannot be law
fully deprived of his right to cast a vote
at the primary election of his party by
any other Challenge than as to his iden
tity and residence.' The committee may
prescribe the penalty of disfranchise
ment at party primaries for overt acta,
but that can be imposed oniy aiter
charges are filed and due hearing given
before the primary election day.
It will be remembered that many
working men who wore tho McKlnley
button voted for Bryan and some who
wore Bryan buttons may have voted for
McKlnley. Suppose the proposed test
oath had been enforced In 1898 and vot
ers compelled to disclose whether they
voted for the McKlnley or Bryan elec
tors, would not that have" been an un
warranted invasion of the secrecy of the
ballot? Is not the same principle in
volved by propounding tho question In
1902 as a condition precedent for a reg
istered republican to vote at the coming
republican primary? If such a test can
be applied going back two years, why
could.it not be applied going back ten
years? If it can be applied with regard
to the presidential electors, why not to
the candidates for the legislature in 1901),
on whom depended the election of two
United States senators? Such a test
would probably bar out Mercer and the
greater part of the Mercer following.
A QHOCKDLhSS CLAIM.
The Canadian claim' regarding the
Alaskan boundary has repeatedly been
shown to be utterly groundless, yet it
is persisted In, notwithstanding the fact
that it may cause serious trouble be
tween the United States and Great
WritHin before a final settlement Is
In a letter to the New York Tribune,
Mr. Frederick W. Seward, son of Wil
liam II. Seward, who when secretary
of state negotiated the purchase of
Alaska, says that Great Britain had no
more claim to a port on the Lynn canul
than she has to Boston harbor.
"The treaties are clear and explicit,'
says Mr. Seward. "The boundary named
in them is a natural and well defined
one. It is a line running along the sum
mits of the mountain chain, ten marine
leagues from the coast The pretense
that the mountains sink down Just
there, leaving no well defined ridge. Is
nonsense. They are gigantic, precipitous
cliffs, from 3.000 to 0,000 feet high.
The White Fass itself, chosen as the
lowest available point of passage, is lit
erally a railway through the cloudy"
It Is impossible to say whether the Brit
ish government will continue to back
up Canada in the preposterous claim to
Alaskan territory the American title to
which has been questioned only within
the last few years, but in the Interest
of peace and good relations that claim
should be abandoned, for it will cer
tainly never be conceded by the United
It must be Interesting to antiquarians
to know that a silver party has been
holding a state convention in Nevada for
the' purpose of putting in nomination a
state ticket to bo voted on la the year
1902. This wile of nineteenth century
darkness, lingering In the lap of the
twentieth century, Is probably a last
survival of the 10 to 1 craze, whose con
stellation reached Its height In 1890 and
has now receded completely from sight
except by the use of the most powerful
telescope. Nevada seems to be the only
spot still reached by the fading rays of
The production of precious metals,
both gold and silver, seems to have
fallen off In 1901 as compared with the
previous year, according to figures com
piled by the director of the mint But
the money famine has not yet made
itself apparent . With an annual- output
of nearly $80,000,000 of gold and $33,
000,000 of silver Uncle Sam manages to
supply himself with pocket money and
still have a few dollars available to help
out his cousins across the water.
Governor Nash Is admonishing tho
Ohio legislature, convened In extra ses
sion to re-enact the municipal incorpora
tion laws declared invalid by the Ohio
courts, that this is no time for experi
ments in municipal government Mu
nicipal government is an evolutionary
growth, and, while new departures are
being constantly undertaken by different
cities, the municipal Utopia is still sev
eral lengths ahead of us.
The Baldwin-Mercer police commission
has summarily dismissed a police of
ficer charged with failing to see an
assault by strikers upon a scab work
man in the Union Pacific shops. The
question is. Would the same penalty
have been Inflicted had the assault been
committed by scabs with the victim one
of the strikers?
T1 Heiress In Action.
The heiress who hasn't driven some man
to suicide or jilted a prince is finding it
dlfllcult to be accepted as the real thing.
More, Eret More!
Saturday Evening Poat
Some men say that a hundred thousand,
some that a hundred million, dollars la
enough. But while a lot of men get a
hundred thousand and a few a hundred mil
lion, no one ever gets enough.
That Peaceful Game of War.
In congratulating Admiral Hlgglnson on
his well earned victory It la to be hoped the
Navy department will not forget to thank
and compliment Commander PUlsbury for
the skill with which he conducted the hated
Cabana Cateblngr On.
President Palma ot Cuba Is now begin
lng to taste the Joys of hla exalted posi
tion. The Havana filters have started in
to "arraign", him. When they begin to
"brand" him be will be due to announce
bis candidacy for a second term.
Limits to Money's Power.
New , Tors: World.
Dying on a FittBb'urg railway station plat
form, Steel Magnate .Henry ottered $100,000
for lite. Foodless and about to be home-
leas. Max Cohea ot 'ftew York refuses a
25,000 museum offenlor hla deformed child.
What trash these dollars are sometime!
. "Strenuous" Rnnalnf Abroad.
The maglo word "strenuous," which our
president, brought into great prominence
In America. Is said- to be having a tre
mendous run In England, where It sur
passes In popularity even that darling
word, "bloomin." This Is not the least
of Mr. Roosevelt's achievements.
Lawi FiTor the Wicked.
Under a recent ruling of the comptrol
ler of the treasury soldiers of the United
States army who are dishonorably dis
charged must be furnished free transpor
tation to their homes. Just as though their
military conduct had been flawless and
Immaculate. Thus the renegade troopers
who have married Filipino women and de
serted them and are, therefore, menaced
by General Chaffee with the penalty of
dishonorable discharge will be enabled
without cost to put 7,000 miles of salt
water between themselves ana their de
serted spouses. Great la military disci
pline In Its application to the social order
David B. Hill la In complete control of
the New York state democracy. Of course,
Mr. Bryan can have anything he wants.
Now that Colonel Watteraon Is no longer
a candidate for anything, he is In a posi
tion once more to take care ot those who
are candidates for everything.
Prof. Olsen of the University of Wiscon
sin la at present in Copenhagen., He has
been conducting reaearcbes In the lan
guages spoken In Scandinavia.
Both Mr. Frye and Mr. Quay are confi
dent President Roosevelt Is not the kind
of a man that would call a special aesslon
ot the United States senate while the fish
ing was still good.
Bishop Potter says the opportunity for
arbitration In the great coal strike has
passed. Having Juat returned from Europe,
where he haa been for some weeks, the
bishop knows all about It.
William Byl, the Adams Expreaa com
pany's messenger who one made so brave
a atand against the Burlington train rob
bers, near Marcus, 111., will be presented
by the company with 11.000 In gold.
Prince Victor Napoleon has Just been,
presented at Paris by the Corslcan com
mittee with a silver gilt imperial crown on
the occasion ot the centenary of Napoleon
Bonaparte's appointment as first consul.
The governor of New Zealand is a stick
ler for the ceremonial of office. At the re
cent opening of hla Parliament he wore his
chapeau all through the proceedings, only
removing It "on mentioning the name of
the Almighty or the king or queen."
It la said that the stalwart premier ot
New Zealand, "Dick" Beddon was offered a
baronetcy by King Edward, but refused It.
He says be would far rather be referred to
by his neighbors aa "Dick" than as "Sir
Richard," feeling assured that the latter
title would lessen rather than lncreaae their
regard for him.
Chief Na-te-ya-ka the Maa-Who-Lovee-Hla-Boose),
with some copper colored
friends visited every saloon In Lawton, Okl.
the other day, bought a drink at every place
and then informed the federal officials. Sell
ing liquor to an Indian is dealt with se
verely, and thua Ne-te-ya-ka has secured
his revenge for a century of dishonor.
William C. Whitney Is taking a great In
terest in rehabilitating tha Adirondack re
gion aa a game preserve. He has recently
shipped twenty elk to the woods, therj to
be released. They will be protected from
slaughter for several year and the herd
will probably number many hundreds be
fore the hunters are permitted to kill any
Divinity of Coal Kings
President Baer of the coal combination
has succeeded admirably In stirring the
depths ot American newspaper ridicule by
his now far-famed assumption of vice
gerency of God for truets In general and
the Coal trust in particular:
"The rights and Interests of the laboring
man will be protected and cared for- not
by the labor agitators, but by the Christian
men to whom Ood in his Infinite wisdom
has given the control of the property
Interests of the country, and upon the suc
cessful management ot which so much
depends. Do not be discouraged. Pray
earnestly that right may triumph, always
remembering that the Lord God omnipo
tent still reigns and that his reign Is one
of law and order and not of violence and
The comment la widespread and almost
without exception bitterly sarcastic in
character. It may be said in this connec
tion, judging from the amount and kind
of comment appearing in the press on the
coal situation, that never before has pub
lto feeling been so profoundly moved by
any single episode In the warfare of capi
tal and labor aa in this case. Never have
the organs of eonservatlve publlo opinion
been brought so near to the open advocacy
of applying extreme socialistic doctrine to
the solution of a desperate difficulty. In
terest In whether this party or the other
party to the strike Is to win has now
been lost sight ot In the apprehension felt
by every Individual householder over the
fuel problem ot the approaching winter.
The country verges on a state of panic,
which will deepen Into a resort to des
perate measures unless the coal mines are
soon put In operation.
Why, however, after the nation Itself has
been rioting in pious pretension and cant
ing hypocrisy for a considerable season In
justification ot an attitude and course that
could not well be Justified otherwise why,
after this, the Baer claim of providential
guidance and sanction should cause sur-
THE CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN.
York Times: Down In the First congres
sional district Howard H. Hanks has been
nominated for congress. He is no relation
to Nancy Hanks, but he will have to be
pretty swift it he keeps In sight of Mr.
RuBhvtlle Recorder: We are not going
to hazard a guess as to M. P. Klnkald's ma
jority on his return next November for con
gressman for the Sixth district, but we
are not going to take our Inspiration from
the popocratlc press, either, for these en
lightened Journals have been left too much
Scotts Bluff Republican: There is no
doubt about history repeating Itself and
Moses of modern times will be as great a
benefactor to the people of the Big Sixth
as Moses of old was to the children of
Israel when he led them out of bondage.
The election of Klnkald Is one of the neces
sities of the western people.
Sidney Telegraph: While it may not be
just the proper thing to disturb the mourn
ers this early lntho campaign, the fact la
self-evident that M. P. Kinsaia Is in line
to succeed Congressman Neville. Great
apathy in the congressional fight Is ap
parent among the fuslonlsts In this district,
especially the democrats, who fall to see
anything to enthuse over..
Wlsner Free Press: Hon. J. J. Mc
Carthy is going about over the district
and is everywhere spoken of as just the
man to send, to congress. Even the Plain
view (Fusion), News says: "He is a pleas
ant gentleman to meet and we predict that
John S. will have to do a great deal ot
training to win the third heat in the race
for congressional honors this fall.
Wausa Gazette: If the people ot this
district want to be represented In the next
congress by a man who Is worthy of honor
and who can be relied upon at all time
to take a bold stand for the Interest of his
constituents, they should be sure to send
J. J. McCarthy. It might be a good thing
also to have a man In congress who will
stand by the president and for progress
not an obstacle like the present Incumbent.
Such a man Is our J. J. McCarthy.
Stuart Ledger: Judge Klnkald wae re
cently paid a fine compliment by a populist
and prohibitionist of Holt county. "Kln
kald will receive my vote," said the man,
"because when he was a candidate two
years ago be passed his card to me and
solicited my euffrsge, but he never tendered
the drinks, nor .offered any cigars. The
Judge don't bribe or employ questionable
methods to get votes. He U a clean man
and should be supported by clean men of
Leigh World: John J. McCarthy of Pen-
der, republican candidate for congress from
the Third district, is gaining In popularity
with the votera every day. As the people
become better acquainted with him they
begin to realize what a strong leader he 'is.
Mr. McCarthy's experience and success in
the state legislature Is serving him well in
this campaign and will serve him better In
the halls of congress. A vote for McCarthy
will be a vote for an able, honest and un
Tecumseh Chieftain: The fuslonlsts of
this congressional district refused to take
republican advice, which had been freely
offered, to the effect that the part ot wis
dom for them would be to endorse the
nomination of Hon. H. J. Burkett. They
persisted In nominating a candidate of
their own and by ao doing tnrew away
their only chance of having their votea
amount to aomething and of riding In the
congressional band wagon. It Is strange
how hard It Is for some people to take
Schuyler Bun: If the people of the Third
congreaslonal district send Hon. J. J. Mc
Carthy to congress this year they will send
a man who will have some Influence with
the administration and who will have aome
say la regard to the administration business
In this district. If they send Robinson tne
administration geU all Its advice from
Senatora Millard and Dietrich, principally
from Millard. Millard is a good man to
get advice from, but he Is not a resident
of this district and does not know the
conditions aa well as McCarthy.
Holdrege Cltlien: The people howed
that they wanted a man of undoubted
ability and integrity several years ago
when they aelected Judge Norrla aa dis
trict Judge In a section of the country
where populism was running at full blast.
Judge Norrls Is still the same man ot prln-
clDle and ability and will discharge nis
duties aa congresman with the same faith
fulness and efficiency that he did as dis
trict Judge. Furthermore he la In ayra
riathv with the present administration and
can work with the party in power Instesd
of in opposition.
Schuyler Sun: Hon. J. J. McCarthy la a
man of the Roosevelt stripe. He doesn't
carry a great big wind bag aiound with him
and blow about what he haa don or what
he will do, but It is noticeable that he does
things. Before the congressional conven
tion at Fremont we talked to a man who
knew McCarthy personally, aa did be also
the other randldatea before the convention.
When asked whom he thought would be
nominated be said he rather believed Young
would get It. The writer asked what
chance, in his opinion, McCarthy had and
received tb reply: "Well, now you've
atruck the smartest man that could be put
up. but I doa't ballsv bs cn be nomi
prise or comment, Is past understanding.
It was to have been expected. There has
never been a time when tyranny or priv
ilege. In the course of establishing itself or
In defense of Its position already estab
lished, would not set up a claim to part
nership with Ood If pressed to a Justifica
tion. The masses ot the people, In all ages
and countries, have bad to contend against
this pious pretension In the struggle to be
free. It was so in the primitive days of
slavery, In the progress out of serfdom, In
the contests for the political equality of
men and In later struggles against industrial
monopoly. Jeffarson Davis, speaking for
the slave oligarchy of the south, said with
all solemnity that "slavery was established
by decree of Almighty Ood," and that
"through the portal of slavery alone has the
descendant of the graceless eon of Noah
ever entered the temple of civilisation"
words singularly like unto those now heard
every day In all parts of the country to
Justify the .holding of an alien people In po
litical slavery, only one step removed from
and closely related to Industrial slavery.
"We are here by divine order and to do
you good" this la the language of priv
ilege la all times and placea, and when you
hear It you may know that somewhere back
of It Is concealed the spirit. If not the ac
tion, of the tyrant and the slave driver.
Soma such revealing quality possesses the
utterance ot the eoal monopoly's spokesman,
and It is this doubtless which so stlrg the
organs of publlo opinion of all shades of
thought, from radical to ultra-conservative.
The warning to trust monopoly Is plain. It
ought to avoid giving such palpable evidence
of the tyrant's spirit aa Is Invariably af
forded by asserting the existence of a part
nership with God In the business. That Is a
game which fools only the simple-minded
these days and the American people are not
all simple. Perhaps It is the cool assump
tion that they are which so angers in the
nated. He Is a man who goes ahead and
doe things and of course makes lots of
enemies, and I think they will defeat him.
But It he could be nominated be would
make the best congressman thla district
ever had." He was nominated and he will
be elected, and he will give this district
the best service It has had tor many a day.
Valentine Republican: Knowing that a
congressman who Is at outs with the admin
istration can do nothing for his constitu
ents, no matter who he may be, the people
of the Big Sixth district have decided they
want a man who can and will do more than
draw hs sslary. Past experience along
thla line, although dear and a bitter dose
to gulp down, may yet result In great good
to the people of this district. A congress
man with the ability that Judge Klnkald
possesses and In harmony with the admin
istration la what the people want and they
will make a atrenuous effort to have that
particular want satisfied this fall. That'a
one Important reason why they are all for
Fairfield Herald: Some of the Third dis
trict exchanges who evidently don't know
J. J. McCarthy over well describe him as a
"quiet, unassuming gentleman," and so he
Is. But he Is a great deal more. Dis
tinctively a fighter, McCarthy when he has
a cause to advocate Is one of the most ag
gressive, fearless and tireless champions
of what he believes to be right the state
can produce if It were raked from end to
end to find him out. We do not know to
what heights Mr. McCarthy may rise, but
we do know that he has the ability and the
sand, the nerve and the backbone to fill be
yond the possibility of criticism any posi
tion within the gift of the people. He
ought to be elected and no doubt will be.
Hastings Tribune: Remember that
Judge Norrls Is the coming congressman
and the ' people ot thla district will con
gratulate themsetvea upon their choice.
He will be In political accord with the
best men at Washington and will thus be
enabled to do much good work for the
district. He will represent the hope, the
aspiration, the progressive spirit and the
honest convictions of the district. Make
up your mind now that he la your choice
and thus place yourself along the hope
ful element. There is now no occasion for
holding calamity notions or voting for men
who base their expectations on calamity
condition. This Is an era ot good times
and it Is right for every voter to get away
from any political combination that Is not
In line with the best thought of the age.
Falls City Journal: The opposition will
make a atrenuous effort to farm the
farmer, on the acore that Howard H.
Hanks is a farmer. It la upon this argu
ment chiefly that he will base his claim
to a seat in congress. Now It Is truly
very much to the credit of Mr. Hanks
that he belongs to the great agricultural
class. It la indeed something to be proud
of, but then this honor Is not his alone.
Hon. Elmer J. Burkett was born and raised
on the farm, and although he has rlaen
to a high place In the councils of the nation
and has enjoyed many honors, yet he
placea above them all the fact that he
waa a farmer and Is the son of a farmer.
Mr. Burkett attended a country school and
there waa begun tha development of facul
ties destined to make htm the big, broad
minded, brainy statesman that he la to
day, big enough to represent Bryan'a dis
trict with credit to himself and those he
represents. Mr. Hanks must not claim all
these honors for himself.
Butte Gazette: The esteemed Register
devoted considerable space to Hon. M. P.
Klnkald, republican candidate for congress,
in Its Issue of laat week. In a feeble at
tempt to prove that he waa not the man
to send to congress from this district
(which baa been so brilliantly (T) repre
sented In tho past by Kem, Oreene and
Neville), Boiled down, the essence of
Plum'a argument Is that Mr. Klnkald rep
resents the party of trusts and shakes
hands with the people. Oa the first propo
sition we enter a decided negative, but
admit the truth of hi second assertion.
Judge Klnkald haa kept In close touch
with nearly every settler sines Boyd county
waa opened tor settlement and la all the
years that he has been eomlng to Boyd
he haa made the acquaintance of nearly
everybody- and no man waa too poor or too
Insignificant but what received a kindly
greeting from Judge Klnkald, and th op
position will bav to trot out a better
argument that than before his friends
forsake him and vote for the fusion candi
date. How Frelaht Kates Ar Jagld.
. Minneapolis Times.
' No sooner do we hear th notes of sat
isfaction over th reduction of rates In
grain and flour than they ar liable to b
drowned In th discords of dissatisfaction
over the news that rates on flax and other
coarse grains and on other classes of
freight ar to be raised to offset the "loss"
by ths concessions on the great cereal
and its manufactured product. Hugo
dividends on watered stock must not be
Imperiled and if Peter Is paid Paul must
Trast Hraalatloa Mast Cam.
Nothing Is more certain to corns to pas
than a great popular uprising against trust
domination. It will find expression in pub
llo regulation of a mors er less drastlo
kind, according as th matter is mor or
THE) PRESIDENT ON TRCITS.
Chlosgo News: There ar at least two
Important respects In which trusts are un
duly favored at the expense of the publlo
generally. On Is by means of tariff duties
and the other by discriminating freight
rates. Certain trusts wax unduly strong,
prosperous and aggressive by reason of pro
tection. The anthracite coal trust Is aa
example ot a trust that Is able to maintain
Its grip on the situation because of Its con
trol over the coal-carrying railroads.
Chicago Tribune: Disinterested and rea
sonable men Will give their assent to th
president's dispassionate, philosophical pre
sentment of the "trust" question. They
will agree with him that "much of th
complaint against combinations Is unwar
ranted:" that th Industrial changes re
cent years have wrought, while regrettable
from one point of view, are Inevitable;
that the changes .bav brought good as well
as evil; that the community must be thank
ful for the good and must labor to root
out the evil, not In a day, with angry,
feverish legislation, but In ths long, coming
years with moderate legislation patiently
devised and firmly executed.
Springfield Republican: The president's
speech at Providence yesterday was a mor
carefully considered utterance than com
mon, and most happy In temper. There la
about It that frank, outspoken quality so
characteristic of th man, and which draws
th people to him. Hs talks of th pre
vailing prosperity, but In what a different
manner from that smug, unctuous, undle
crlmlnatlng phraseology ao common with
the average political leader. He detects
spots on the bright surface of things, and
Is not afraid to point them out with words -of
warning. He ha to bav the usual
word about envy eating Into th hearts ct
th less fortunate, and It Is no doubt proper
that be should, but he declines to be
dishonest enough with himself and other
to maintain that all Is well and just as It
should be. Consolidating capital where It
tends to monopoly must com under state
regulation and the national authority is
the only one adequate to the task. But hi
views on this point have been before given
to the public.
Buffalo Express: Just how much control
may be obtained is the perplexing point
It It becomes evident that the constitution
will not permit the supervision required a
constitution amendment should be adopted.
The administration Is doing what it can
under the Sherman anti-trust law, but It
Is not apparent that it caa reach either
the merger of the Northern Paclflo and
Great Northern railroads or the alleged
beef trust. It is possible that a federal
incorporation law under which organiza
tions might voluntarily obtain charters,
such as has been suggested by James B.
Dill, the well known corporation lawyer,
would secure sufficient publicity to rob the
combinations of much of their evils, but
it is likely that If congress does anything
at all In the matter publicity will be mad
compulsory. If regular reports wer made,
similar to ths reports of national banks,
the government would be In a better po
sition to know what further remedies were
needed, while the public would be able to
discriminate between the good and the bad
trusts, so far as securities wer concerned.
Indianapolis Journal: The president,
speaking as one In authority whose word
erry wtiM, fine rsM hrmitmtm to ey that
great corporations should be brought under
a degree of control that win prevent them
from plundering or oppressing the people.
They should not be destroyed, but they
should be regulated, controlled and re
strained. He does not believe this can bs
don effectually by state legislation wltk
diverse or conflicting laws. He thinks It
should bs done by the national government.
I believe." ho says, "that the nation must
assume this power of control by legisla
tion, and. If It becomes evident that the
constitution will not permit needed legisla
tion, then by constitutional amendment."
He thinks that trusts, which are state cor
porations doing business In other states
than the one creating them, should be
brought under the control of some supreme
power. "Some governmental overelgn."
he Bays, "must be given full power over
these artificial and very powerful corporate
beings, and In my judgment this sovereign
must bs the national government" This
Is aa far aa ths president could be expected
to go In stating hla views to the people.
It Indicates clearly his purpose to recom
mend some stringent legislation to con
gress, and, If necessary, an amendment to
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
Chicago Post: "Why doesn't she go in
bathing this morning?"
"There are no men on the beach."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Think of It!
Mr Bchwab used to drive stakea at IS a
"And now hs chews them at 40 cents a
Washington Star: "I never reach a de
cision," said the statesman, "until I havs
fcenrd both sides of a question."
"That's right," answered Senator (Sor
ghum; "It's never safe to jump at conclu
sions concerning who has the moat money."
New York Weekly: Judge Have jrou
formed any prejudice against the prisoner T
Juryman I havs seen aoms newspaper
pictures' of him.
Judge You are excused.
Smart Set: "How do you manage to live
within your Income, Brlggat Don't you feel
"Cramped, did you sayT Why, I have to
go out and borrow IL0 every time I want to
Detroit Free Press: "My husband's so
erratic so flighty!"
"Maybs his work haa aomething to do
with It. What Is his occupation ?'r .
"He's an aeronaut."
Chicago Tribune: "How is that gold mine
of yours out west getting along T
"All right, I hope. The superintendent
writes me that when the stockholders havs
dug up about (15,000 mors be 11 go to dig
ging." . .
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Rise above It.
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Klse above It.
Whatsover gives you fear,
Whataoever makes you veer
From the path of duty clear.
Kiss above it.
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Klse above It
Be It selfishness or sloth,
Klse above It.
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From Its kingdom of control '
Keeps you from ths final goal.
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In your past has orror bssnT
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Be not Slavs unto your sin,
Klse above It.
Pet your face unto tho dawn.
Cry your motto, "Onward, on!"
Never mind the thing that's gone.
Ruts abovs It.
Do you meet ths knocking crewf
Rise above It.
Prove it false by what you do,
Klse abovs It
Give out love and strength and light.
And the carper's petty spite,
All will vanish out of sight
Kiss sbovs It
Naught without can keep you back.
Klse above It
In yourself Is all ths lack.
RIhs above It.
There la nothing that can ffnar
Life for you but what you are.
If there's any Inward oar,
Bins above It.
B ths master; quell ths beast
Rise above It
Till the voice of Self has ceased.
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Thla Is truth the sages taught,
From the aoul of being caught;
Evil rests within your thought.
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