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(SeeX; , M. B. H UNGATES.
Lower California Is enjoying timely
rains. Lower California must be tail
ing up the procession.
Lost or Strayed A full grown kitty.
Reward if returned unharmed to the
Jacksonlan club rooms.
It la not a bleak New England for
may have been for the Pilgrim fathers.
The only way by which, in the long
run, any man can be helped Is by teach
ing him to help himself. Theodore
Nebraska f uslonlsts have always been
profuse with pronunciarnentos and chal
lenges ; and . their stock-in-trade . Is not
likely to run short this year.
If President Roosevelt Is moved to
praise the farm down In Maine, what
wll he say when he comes to Nebraska
and aees farms that are farms?
Pension disbursements for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1002, aggregated
1137.400,741. Who, says the United
States is not a grateful nation?
Omaha is approaching the annual
period devoted to the entertainment of
Visitors and when an extra effort should
be put forth to make the pity strike the
The city authorities came first with
their bout with the coal baron. The in
dividual householder will also wrestle
with the coal man before the time comes
to start the furnace.
The window-glass trust and the Inde
pendent glass concerns have gotten to
gether on an agreement to work to
gether. The deal Is so transparent that
they have not been able to keep It
1 According to the bill boards, the Jack
aonlan picnic will open at 12 noon and
close at midnight The timekeepers,
however, may be persuaded to turn back
the hands of the clock when they ap
proach the fatal hour.
The reward offered for Tracy has been
amicably divided. We shudder when we
contemplate the contention that would
have been precipitated had Pat Crowe
been captured before the reward for his
conviction was pulled down.
Baldwin the Great says he Is too bnsy
with railroad business to tale part In
any political campaign this year. He
Seglecta to state, however, that It is the
political end . of the railroad business
that U keeping him busiest
Wisconsin democrats will nominate
their state ticket next week. Since tli
Wisconsin republicans have secured a
coalition of the Spooner and La Follette
following, the scramble for the demo
cratic nominations la by no means so
Secretary Shaw la certainly an Inno
vator. He now proposes to make Treas
ury department employes pay their bills
tinder penalty of dismissal as deadbeata.
An Injunction to prevent him from In
flicting these cruel and unusual punish
meats may be expected.
One thing that will be universally con
ceded for President Roosevelt he does
not use language to conceal bis mean
ing and confuse his hearers. lie talks
right ont In meeting and ssys what he
thinks In a way people cannot misunder
stand him, unless determined to do so.
Too big corporation lawyers who do
th talking at the American Bar asso
ciation meeting are against the election
of Vnlted States senators by direct pop
tilar vote. That Is only natural. Direct
flection of senators would not send so
tuauy corporation lawyers to the senate.
rr TAHirr iixsitDr.
Those who nrge wiping off the tariff
duties on all goods made by trusts and
combinations appear to lose sight of In
dividual manufacturers and to assume
that the combinations would, alone be
affected. What they seem not to under
stand Is that removal of the tariff on
trust made goods, when a combination
has so far developed its Industry as to
be able to compete In the world's
markets and when Its domestic com
petitors have not so far developed their
business as to be able to so compete,
would destroy not the trust, but the
competitors of the trust, thus making
the monopoly complete. This is so
obvious that no extended argument can
be needed to enforce It.-
As the Boston Transcript says, those
who urge this policy cannot or will not
realize the facts of the industrial situa
tion, not alone In the United States, but
In the world. "Wherever there Is a
country with capital and industry," says
that paper, "there Is found the combina
tion of corporations shifting ever from
competition to union. Such combina
tions exist in free-trade England and in
protective France and Germany. If the
United States should remove all the
duties on goods made in this country by
trusts or combinations it would simply
throw open Its home market to the
combinations of Europe." German iron
and steel makers, reports the American
consul general of. Berlin, have a com
bination for the purpose of making a
fight In the -markets of Europe, South
America and Central America, Africa
and the east What they propose to
do is to return to the system of export
bounties, which will enable them to sell
their goods in the foreign markets, at
lower prices than they charge for them in
the home market Take off our tariff
duties and can there be any doubt that
the American market would be flooded
by German goods? Perhaps the combi
nations here would experience some
Injury from this, but they would not
necessarily be destroyed, while undout
edly msny of the '.. individual indus
trial enterprises would be. These could
not long withstand the foreign com
petition and we should suffer an in
dustrial check disastrous to both capital
and labor. "
It is not practicable to arrange a tar
iff which shall take the protection off
goods made by a combination and keep
it on the same goods made by an Indi
vidual The tariff must be uniform In
its operation. As we have heretofore
said regarding the proposed tariff rem
edy, striking down protection in order
to destroy the trusts would be very
much harder on individual enterprises,
of which there are many, than upon the
combinations. The latter, with their
great capital and their economical meth
ods, would survive, but the former could
not. The republican policy is not one
of destruction, but of supervision and
regulation. It does not propose to tear
down any Industry, but to place those
which are largely la. the hands of great
combinations under such governmental
control aa will correct abuses without
interfering with Industrial growth ..or
checking national prosperity.
BRITISH VIE IT Of MOMlUt; DOCTCIITIK.
The leading London papers are quite
satisfied with President Roosevelt's
interpretation of the Monroe doctrine,
which one of them regards as meaning
that British possessions in the Amer
icas are to be secured by what is prac
tically an American guaranty. This
seems a somewhat strained construc
tion of the president's language, but the
inference Is allowable that there Is no
Intention on the part of this country to
Interfere with any British possession In
this hemisphere, or indeed with that of
any other European country. What they
have got here they will be permitted
to retain, but they must not attempt
to secure additional territory.
The Iondon Times . takes the view
which is doubtless held by nearly all
intelligent Englishmen, that the policy
involved in "Monroeism" is one to which
Great Britain has no right to take ex
ception and no Interest In obstructing.
It Is manifestly rather Jn the interest of
that country to sustain the United
States in upholding the Monroe doctrine
and this It would probably' be found pre
pared to do If an exigency should ever
arise requiring It However, the danger
of such an exigency Is extremely remote,
for as another London paper remarks
no European power will risk the tre
mendous chances of a war with the
united States, be the prise never so
seductive. Mr. Roosevelt's definition of
Monroeism la moderate and conserva
tive. It offers' no warrant to any Inde
pendent government in this hemisphere
to violate ita International duties and
obligations. But it plainly sets forth
the determination of the United States
to oppose any European aggressions
with a view to territorial acquisition in
this part of the world.
A 8TA TH CASAL QClSTtOX.
The question of deepening the Erie
canal continues to command a great deal
of interest In New York. There is a
strong sentiment in favor of this Im
provement, but there is also a very con
siderable opposition, probably due
largely to the railroads, which of course
do not want the canal competition in
creased with the result of lowering
transportation ratea on produce to the
Atlantic seaboard. Some of the advo
cates of deepening the canal urge that
it is a matter of national concern and
therefore might properly be done by
the general government
,Tlius the New York Journal of Com
merce says that the greatest service the
Erie canal can render to the American
people Is to cheapen the cost of trans
portation from the northwestern grain
fields to the European markets, a service
of greater Importance to the grain pro
ducers than to any ether persons in the
world. "The indueuce of a deepened
Erie canaL" argues that paper, "would
not be limited to expert grain. It would
In varying degrees reach the cost of
transporting all exports. But its main
Influence would be felt In the smaller
deductions for transportation that the
northwestern farmers "would hsve to
submit to. These considerations show
that the deepened Erie cannl would be
a national benefit primarily to the grain
producers of six or eight northwestern
states, and Its cost might most properly
be borne by the national government."
There Is no question that the producers
of the northwest would be benefited by
the proposed Improvement in the New
York canal, but It would also be of ma
terial advautage to the state and there
fore should be made by the state. At all
events It is not probable that It will ever
be undertaken by the national govern
ment At present the prospect is not
favorable to the project
JF THK PUBLIC OULT KHSW.
If the public only knew that the re
form fire and police board Issued an
order to the police to suppress the slot
machines and within sixty hours after
the mandate had been Issued word was
passed along the line to the slot
machine owners that they would not be
molested, the sham reform police board
would be better understood.
If the public only knew that only three
days before the edict to stop the Tom
Dennison policy wheel was promulgated
a party who represented that he was
authorized to speak for the sham re
form police board made proposals to the
policy king to guarantee him police
protection, If he would only agree to
throw his influence to Dave Mercer, the
grandstand piny of the sham police re
formers would be exhibited in its true
If the people who expected the new
police commission to take the police and
fire departments out of politics only
knew that William J. Broateh, the act
ing chairman of the board, tried to club
the Omaha brewers to line up members
of the republican county committee for
Mercer i they would realize what an Im
posture has been practiced upon credu
lous business men by the Baldwin-Mercer
If the people of Omaha only knew
what pressure Is being brought by the
railroad corporations to foist the non
resident congressman on tfce people of
this district they wovld rise in their
might to resent the outrage.
If the people only knew that Mercer
has never repaid the money put up by
Sclp Dundy for his first term campaign
they would pass the hst around and
make a collection for the benefit of the
non-resident congressman, who has
made political dividends on a smaller
amount of capital than any political bilk
who has occupied a public position at
the hands of the people. '
. If Dave Mercer would only take the
people Into his confidence for one short
day and tell them what became of the
proceeds of the $200 draft contributed
by the Greater America exposition,
which was cashed by his middleman,
Sabine, he might re-establish himself In
their confidence Just a little bit
If the peopleonly knew when. Mercer
will complete that palatial, residence
which he built years ago on paper their
natural curiosity would be satisfied.
If the public only knew how ' an
Omaha paper, which prints less than
9,000 copies of a Sunday edition, man
ages to circulate more than 30,000 copies,
they would be able to unravel the most
difficult of puzzles.
Mayor Jones of Toledo preaches a con
soling doctrine when he asserts that so
ciety and not the Individual is responsi
ble for crime. It is so handy for the
burglar or the footpad to put the blame
for bis lawlessness upon the other fel
low and to say that had not the occasion
been thrust upon him he would never
have transgressed. Where would such
philosophy lead if generally adopted and
put into practice?
Acting Postmaster General Wynne has
Issued timely Instructions to postmasters
and postal employes to refrain from
making themselves too conspicuous in
political conventions and campaign com
mittees. Postal employes enjoy the same
right to express their preferences for
candidates at primaries and election as
any other class of citizens, bnt they
have no right to abuse the privileges
Over In Chicago some of the blir cor
porations have been detected evading
taxes through tax fixers forging entries
on the tax books and doctoring tax re
ceipts. In Nebraska, a safer plan of
tax evasion Is pursued by the railroad
corporations prevailing on assessment
boards to list their property at figures
far below the regular ratio.
Home rule for cities In all matters
purely local Is now axiomatic at all con
ventions to discuss questions of mu
nicipal government Legislative charter
tinkering and gubernatorial appoint
ments of municipal officers are alike in
contravention of the fundamental prin
ciples of self-government
If President Burt wants to present his
version of the strike to the public either
at North Philto or Omaha, the columns
of this paper are at his disposal without
being filtered through the medium of a
special correspondent sent out from rail
It looks as If the big meat packing
combine were on its way, and Soutn
Omaha people have a right to try to
figure out whether It will help or hinder
the growth of their town. But to talk
now of its impending "annihilation" Is
the veriest rot
On Mora laf ortaaate.
A Wisconsin man ate fifty roasted ears of
corn at a single sitting and then died. Tet
the preacher said nice things of him at the
funeral and his neighbors turned put and
really appeared to mourn.
Tlaae lor Imiarr YeC
New Tors: World.
Since seasons seldom differ In average
temperature by more than a degree or two,
the fact that the summer of 1902 is aa yet 4
degrees behind last year's average la cer
tainly startling. But ail the experts agree
that there Is time for summer yet and that
a long and lingering autumn Is more than
likely to restore the balance of the season.
Tremble Kaonih at Hesae.
It Is given out that Orator Bryan will do
most of his public speaking la Nebraska tbls
fall. He doesn't hsve to go away from boms
bow to find the enemy's country.
Gllmpeea Of the- Hawdwrltlas;.
Philosophizing on the trust question Is
very well between campaigns, but the hand
writing on tha wall says that politics sod
philosophy are going to be far apart In 1904.
Speaking- t the Polmt.
President Roosevelt's speech at Boston Is
sura to make every right minded, patriotic
American think mors of our president. His
treatment of the trst question is bound to
enlarge the confidence of every reader of
his remarks In his trustworthiness as a na
tional leader. Theodore Roosevelt Is a big
man. If he were not be couldn't have made
Democracy's Trade Mark.
New Tork Sun.
Only the lean years and the lean timet
are democratic When the paths drop fat
ness, when the pot Is boiling and folks are
healthy and happy, then It's no use to bring
around your democratic tickets. The time
for them is when pockets are empty, crops
mildewed, livers out of kilter. The repub
lican party is a good-humored march; the
poor old democracy only a despairing kick.
Bxclaaloa and Adulteration.
The people of Portugal have shut out
the trust-made products of the Americana,
have been using flour, adulterated In some
Instances, one-half Its weight with china
clay. Sawdust, ground busks and other
adulterants have also been freely used.
Whatever we may suffer from great cora
binatlona of capital they put standard goods
upon the market. It Is the smaller and
more Irresponsible class usually which gives
us dishonest treatment In the quality of the
products we buy for food.
All Kinds of Money In Sight.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
There Is talk about a money stringency
cn account of the crop movement In the
west. But the talk has not the slightest
chance to materialize. More money Is in
circulation In tha United States now than
ever before. The west has more of it than
It has ever had in the past The eaat Is
well supplied. Of course, the crops In the
aggregate are likely to break all the records
in their magnitude, but the treasury and
the backs are- well provided with cash.
There is no chsnce to get up a stringency
scare this year despite the trade activity.
C1TT DEBT LIMITATION.
Imsortaat Rating In the Case of the
City of Beatrice.
That la an interesting decision handed
down by Judge Sanborn of the United
oUicK CitOuii COUrt Of &pplS, in the CS3
of John W. Edmlnson against the City of
Beatrice, Neb. It appears that Beatrice
bad Issued bonds to the amount of 1115,000
In excess of Us statutory limit of bonded
Indebtedness, and sought to evade pay
ment of this debt on that ground. But the
plaintiff showed that he bad bought the
bonds In good faith, on the representation
of city officials that they were Issued In
full compliance with the law; also that a
specific recital to this' effect was contained
In the bonds them'selves. Judge Sanborn
held that this recital -and the representation
of the officials estopped the municipality
from defeating recovery on the bonds In the
hands of an Innocent purchaser.
This decision would seem to do violence
to the legal doctrine of "caveat emptor"
let the buyer beware that Is supposed to
govern In cases where the purchaaer ob
tains Illegal title. It might be said that It
was Mr. Edmlnson's business to take legal
advice and assure himself that the bonds
were properly Issued. This Is usually the
course pursued by the purchasers of Minne
apolis municipal bonds, and It Is noticeable
that they "shy" at the least suggestion
But the decision Is wholesome, and' It is
to be hoped that it will stand in the su
preme court if the case goes there. Mu
nicipalities should be given to understand
that they cannot play a "big mitt" game,
with all the cards stacked In their own
favor. When they get value received, they
should be willing to repay It with interest,
limitation or no limitation. But mors im
portant than this Is the added security
that such a decision gives to all municipal
obligations, in holding that payment cannot
be evaded on mere technicalities. The ef
fect ought to be to make such securities
more eagerly sought as investments and to
make It easier to negotiate them at low
rates ot interest
. POLITICS IN THE FAR WEST.
MoaataJn States STrinsrlnsr Back Into
tha Republican Rank.
St Louis Globe-Democrat
The states of the Rocky mountain region
and the Pacific slope are this year taking
a more active Interest in politics than
usual. The republicans of Colorado, Wyo
ming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Washing
ton are showing a zeal in the canvass
which promises good results. Some of these
states elect state officers In addition to
the members of congress which are to be
chosen la all of them. Oregon bad its elec
tion in June and the great majority which
was rolled up for the republican candi
dates for congress In that typical far west
ern state Indicates that this Is to be a
good year for the republicans of tha moun
tain region and the Pacific coast.
Colorado Is swinging back to Its old
place In the republican column, and there
are prospects that it will arrive In this
election. The 135,000 plurality which Bryan
received In that state In 1896 was cut to
80,000 la 1900. His party's margin is likely
to vanish In 1902. Wyoming, which went
to Bryan In 1896, was won back In 1900,
and It can be relied on to give a good slsed
majority for the republicans In the vote
on congress in November. Washington,
which also went astray In 1896. returned
to the republicans two years ago and will
be with thein this year. Tha republicans
regained Utah In 1900, which was almoat
unanimously for Bryan four years earlier.
Idaho has been democratic or fuslonlst
for half a dozen years. This time the
republicans have a chance to carry It
Senator Stewart, who knows Nevada poli
tics as well aa does any man In the United
States, says Nevada will be regained by
the republicans in 1902.
All over the far west the outlook for tha
republicans Is bright Ot course the gen
eral prosperity throughout the country
will (jount everywhere la favor ot tha
party which brought it, but It will ba par
ticularly potent In the atates of ths moun
tain region and the Pacific coast Ths
Irrigation act, which President Roosevelt
recommended in his message to congress
last December ai.1 which a republican
congress psed. will be of "c!s! benefit
to most of those states. Already business
la them has been favorably affected by this
act although a year or two must pass
before it can fairly be put In operation
anywhere. The reports which are coming
from our neighbors on the country's sun
set verge are particularly favorable te ths
Some Unvarnished Truths
Tllden (Neb.) Citlsen,
The nomination of O. M. Hitchcock for
congressman la the Second district seems
to have been brought about by the con
nivance of so-called republicans who have
reason to fear ths opposition of The
Omaha Bee and Its editor. Mercer, who
has represented the district for ten years
past, holds to the opinion tbst he is en
titled to a sixth term or a life lease of
his job, and Mr. Rosewater thinks other
wise. Hence Mercer counts upon the
active antagonism of The Bee and, to In
sure that the fusion nominee shall receive
no benefit from the great Influence of that
paper, the present congressman has appar
ently been a party to naming as his demo
cratic opponent a man whom The Bee has
consistently opposed from the time he first
appeared before the public. Of course. Mer
cer Is expected to reciprocate, and the price
of his attempt to place Mr. Rosewater in the
embarrassing position of being unable to
support either of the regularly nominated
candidates Is said to be his promise ot the
mayoralty of Omaha to one ot Hitchcock's
Although this deal occurred outside of our
own congressional territory the matter Is
one that concerns every republlcaa In the
Third district, as It also does the whole
party of the state. Mercer's treaty with the
enemy will lead to the selection ot an In
dependent candidate and places the Second
district, ordinarily a safely republican con
stituency, In the democratic column, and
for this act he should consider himself an
swerable to every republican In Nebraska.
The party's standing In the state is such
that It Is In need of straightforward, con
scientious work to upbuild It. It Is alto
gether too precariously situated to with
stand such perfidious politics as Mercer's
alignment with the open adversaries. Lack
of confidence in the republican leaders of the
state rather than In republican prin
ROUND ABOCT NF.W TORK.
Ripples oa the 'nrrent of Life la tha
The estate of the late Charles Tiffany,
founder of the noted jewelry house bear
ing the family name, in round numbers
amounts to $11,000,000. The report of the
appraisers filed In the surrogate's court
shows a wide range of investement In
bonds, stocks and mortgages, besides a
cash balance of 11,120,000 in various New
Tork city banks. The testator left bonds
In railroad and other corporations amount
ing to $2,599,572, and federal, state and
municipal bonds amounting to $1,449,693.
His stocks In railroad and other corpora
tions were $3,835,663. He had $315,208 out
on mortgage. He held 679 shares of Tif
fany ft Co., which are appraised at $2,716,
000. In government bonds he had $355,593.
The household effects of Mr. Tiffany at 255
Madison avenue, including furniture,
bronxes, paintings, books, china, glass and
plate, are valued at $6,955. In a safe de
posit vault he had $614 in gold and silver
ware. Tbe great jeweler nad at home or
on his person In Jewelry twelve pearls,
valued at $451; a gold watch, chain and
charm,, valued at $150, all together, and
two gold watches, together valued at $68.
He had also a small bottle of gold ore and
a small nugget, both valued at $7.17. ' Mr.
Tiffany was 90 years old when bs died on
February 18 last
One of Mr. Tiffany's sons fought with
the Rough Riders In Cuba and died on his
wayhome from, the effects of fever con'
traded in the camps around Santiago. An
other son, Burnett T. Tiffany, contracted
marriage with a young woman -ot good fam
ily ten years ago, but tbe elder Tiffany In
duced him to forsake his bride solely be
cause she was poor. Much curiosity is now
manifested among acquaintances of the
couple as to whether Burnett will do tha
honorable and manly thing to the woman
be deserted at the behest of his father. The
divorced wife is Emma Norland Tiffany.
"I was introduced to Mr. Tiffany in 1892."
she says, "and we at once fell In love with
each other. We lived at Morristown then,
and for several ' months before we wero
married we spent much time driving to
gether. "We were married In 1892 by Rev. Mr.
McChesney at a Methodist Episcopal
church in New Tork. There Is the ring
Mr. Tiffany placed on my finger. It has
never been off It. Our wedding was secret
and In oppoeltlon to tbe wishes of my
husband's father. '
"Two days after our wedding tbe facts
became known, and Mr. Tiffany's father
threatened to disinherit him If he insisted
on retaining me as his wife, solely on the
ground that I was a comparatively poor
girl. We lived together eleven days, when
I consented to seek a divorce on the ground
that Charles Tiffany had won my bus
band's affection from me. The divorce
"I loved Burnett when I married blm. I
loved blm when I got the divorce. I have
loved blm every minute since, and I love
blm bow, and I am sure if I could meet
him and talk with him I would win him
back. He holds the highest regard for me.
I know it, for he has told a friend of mine
in East Orange only recently that I was
the only woman he ever loved."
When asked if she would try In a legal
way to secure any part of the wealth of
her former husband, Mrs. Tiffany said:
"No, I have lived In a humble way for
years and shall continue to do so."
In dying suddenly after a stroke of ver
tigo Jacob Kuntiman, a district leader ot
the New York democracy, gave a strange ex
ample of "the ruling passion strong In
death." Kuntzman waa returning home
after having bailed out a constituent ac
cused of some petty offense when he was
stricken. It seems that be had arranged
a picnic for his political followers to take
place Monday, and tbe band hired for the
occasion determined to give the leader a
serenade. As the unconscious form of the
dying politician was borne toward the
house in an ambulance the band, believing
him to be In the house, played a lively
air at the doorstep. Kuntzman regained
consciousness Inside the houss and asked
that "the boys" bs admitted to a last au
dience. "I am dying," he said, as they
gathered around blm. "but before I go I
want to aay to you that I thank you for
tbe loyalty you have shown ma. .You csn
win without me, but I'd like to be ia at
the finish." In a few more hours he was
Ths quarterly report of the tax depart
ment contains many valuable statistics ro
uting to real estate and personal taxa
tion In New Tork city. It is shown that
on Manhattan island alone In the five years
from 1898 to 1902 the assessed value of
real estate Increased from $1,754,982,400 to
$2,358,989,618, or about 15 per cent. Per
sonal assessments decreased from $509,022,
44 to $412,388,258. In Brooklyn the la
crease In real estate assessments In the
five years has been only $60,711,241, or
about 10 per cent. This reveals better
tbsa mere words could do tha extraordi
nary growth ot real estate values la Man
Next to London, Brooklyn Is perhaps as
big a pipe-smoking community aa there Is
la the world. Tbe thrifty Brookiynlte Is
probably not a King Cole so much froni
choice as from motives of economy for
ciples brought defeat a few years ago,
With this object lesson so strongly placed
before them it Is Inexplicable that candl
date makers will continue to put
forward for office men of Mercer's
stripe who bear to ths republican party
a relation perilously similar to that
borne by Benedict Arnold toward the revo
lutionary army. Tha desire of all sincere
republicans is to convert or bring back re
calcitrant and disgusted voters to tbe end
that the whole state and nation may be
benefited by republican legislation and a
republican executive. But wbat success
can be expected In this direction by a mere
reiteration ot party principles when ths
workers among ths rank and Die are handi
capped by a horde of self-seekers In high
places whose only accepted motto Is "Any
thing to win?"
Unfortunately the practice ot dirty poll
tics Is net confined to the Second district,
nor to any one locality In tbe state. Dis
reputable methods and disgraceful alliances
prevade the whole political atmosphere.
Shameful preconventlon deals are made,
candidates are frequently nominated for a
consideration, as often as not In the rear
end ot a saloon or some rascally politician's
office. Honor, principles, self-respect, party
fealty are thrown to ths winds and nomi
nees notoriously incompetent or morally
disqualified are saddled onto the republican
party mainly for the purpose of "downing
the men who are actuated in politics by a
sincere desire to see the party praotloe
what it preaches. A reform can be effected
by a general attendance at the party pri
maries, but until this Is brought about
there Is no surer way of frustrating the
pernicious designs of crooked politicians
thsn for republican country papers to do
as The Omaha Bee Is doing tell the truth
concerning an undeserving or unfit candi
date when he happens to be foisted upon
the building association flourishes in
Brooklyln like a green bay tree, and
Brooklyn's proportionate contribution to
tbe census Is annually greater than that
of any other great American city, accord
ing to the statistical sharps. However
It may be, along toward tbe hour when
the hundreds of thousands of Brooklyn men
are hustling toward their New York jobs
on the other side of the water In the morn
ing you'll see as great a conflagration of
tobacco In the bowls of pipes of every
type and degree as the world affords. Nine
out of ten of the 'Brooklynltes then have
their euttles or the equivalents thereof
aglow, and there is' a mixed fragrance of
nlcotia on the streets of Brooklyn that
ought to be of tremendous disinfecting
There has been a reunion of the Collins
family in Massachusetts, but we miss Tom's
familiar countenance in tbe photographio
Minister Wu Tingrang has accepted an
invitation to spesk In. Blnghamton, N. Y., on
Labor day before a labor mass meeting. This
will be the first address ever made by a
Chinaman to laboring men.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox has challenged John
A. Joyce -of Washington to prove tbst she
did not write the poem "Solitude" and will
give him $5,000 If he succeeds. "Colonel"
Joyce claims the authorship.
Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfrldge,' re
tired. Is the oldest living officer of the
American navy.' He was appointed from
Massachusetts In 1818, many years before
the establishment of the Naval academy.
Bradley-Martin. Jr., who Is at present in
Parts, has sold his three automobiles. He
says the numerous recent fatalities, added
to bis own ' phenomenal bad luck, have,
cooled his enthusiasm for the horseless
vehicle. ' '
Frederick W. Lehmann of St Louts has
Just acquired three sketches by Charles
Dickens. They are the only drawings by
the famous author of "Pickwick Papers"
and "Old Curiosity Shop" that as yet have
M. Coquelln, the French actor, had his
pocket picked in Paris tbs other day, his
vacation money, some $300, being taken. He
waa almost distracted by the loss, as the
sum almost equaled the amount he receives
for a, single performance.
A handsome sword which was the property
of Lieutenant John ' Adams Webster, who
gallantly defended the city of Baltimore dur
ing the war of 181$, Is about to be pre
sented to the Maryland Historical society
by Frank Bond Maupin, a relative.
M. Girault, a member of the French na
tional' legislature, has drafted a bill pro
hibiting duels In the republic and Its
colonies. ' He proposes that the principals In
such encounters shall be deprived of civlo
rights for eight years and seconds five years.
Dr. Yung Wing, who was Instrumental In
sending ths new Chinese minister to this
country for his education, was ons of the
three' Chinese lads brought to this country
In 1848 by Rev. Samuel Rollins Brown, who
established tbe first Protestant Christian
school In China.
Ths lata General Frans Sigel had tha
singular felicity of writing resolutions oa
tbe death of General Joe Hooker, twenty
three years ago, which were so eminently
appropriate to his own career that the
association . of ths Eighth New Jersey vol
unteers, "Hooker's old guard," for which
they were' written, adopted them again,
with only the change of name, in honor of
General Slgel himself.
Wi;7 SHIELD BOWS
Show us a man in town who has not "worn our neck
wear and we'll show yon a man who has not been per
fectly scarfed. . ,
Fashion's brewings are first tapped here "so for
Friday alone" we will sell silk shield bows, made ex
, pressly for all kinds of tnrn over collars at
15c, 2 For 25c
Our store will close at noon Labor Day.
r'o Clothing Fits Like Ours.
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
R. & Wilcox, Matiftcer.
THAT GAMR OF WAR.
Indianapolis News; Tbe great naval game
Is over. It would be interesting to know
what It cost and what good It accomplished.
Baltimore American; Tbo eountry la safe,
for the enemy has been csptured, and the
mlmlo war now proceds to tbe second ahap
ter. Philadelphia Inquirer: Tha result of the
mlmlo naval battle is a victory for ths de
fense, more proof that it ia easier to defend
than to attack.
Minneapolis Journal: This mlmlo naval
warfare is made so realistic that there Is a
quaver In the voice ot Admiral H.gg'.nson
as he. chtvalarously refuses to accept Com
mander Plllsbury's sword.
New York Post: The navy game of 1901
Is most likely to be remembered for Rear
Admiral Hlggtnson's excellent parody of a
hlstorlo surrender. "Keep your sword, sir,"
he said to Commander Plllebury, who had
sailed plump Into ths defending fleet; "keep
your sword. I conld not take the sword ot
so gallant and noble a foe." It Is doubtful
It the event deserved any more serious
Philadelphia Record: One result of the
naval maneuvers should be a largely In
creased activity in the long delayed work
ot Installing a system of wireless" tolrg- 1
raphy on board ship in the new navy. Th
curious Inertia of the department In this
regard Is all the more surprising in view ef
repeated demonstrations by foreign ad''
mlralltles of the supreme utility of a means
of communication so eomplete and effective.
New York Commercial Advertiser: Per
haps officers ot the navy can determine
from what occurred whether that part of
our coast is reasonably safe from attack
when under protection of a vigilant admiral
like Hlgglnson, but it la open to question
whether the sensitive souls in Boston who
took alarm when word came that Admiral
Cervera waa roaming about with Spain's
four crack ships of war will be greatly re
assured by the failure of Commander Pllle
bury to establish himself in port
New York Sun: Farmer Dotlarwheat
Mandy, how'd yer like ter go abroad?
Mandy Bakes, no) Hain't yer seen them
signs that aay "Drafts on all parts of
Philadelphia Catholio Standard : "Borne
day you'll discover," eald Miss Evere, re
provingly, "tnat tma seaside flirtation of
yours is not all sweetness."
"I've discovered it already," replied Miss
Part "You'd be surprised now salty ths
sea breexe made George's moustache last
Chlcaco Post: "There is evarrthlnir
here," said the agent for suburban real
estate, "that the heart can desire."
"The nearts witn wmcn you have had
experience," replied the prospective pur
chaser, "evidently do not desire much'
Washington Stsr: "Some folks." said
Uncle Eben, "takes credit foh bein' pa
tient, when dey is simply takln' life easy
an' showln' sense enough not to interfere
wlf de folks dat does de work."
Chlcaco Tribune: "You sav the nttcher
has a glass arm," persisted the young
woman In the grandstand. "How can u
man nave a glass arm? '
"Can't he have a pane in It?" ssld the
yo'Jni r"n. tmnatlent at hsvinsr his attnn.
tlon diverted from tha game.
Detroit Free Press: Jinks (gazing at the
mummy) My, my. Isn't It well preserved?
It looka aa If It might spesk If you could
only arouse It with some familiar words.
Friend So It does. Suppose you try It
with that story you Just told me.
Philadelphia Press: "Some of the mem
bers of- the congregation." said Mrs.
Churchlelgh, "think we ought to get a
young minister, but I tell them that a
young minister Is almost sure to cause dis
sension In the ranks."
"Well." oommented Mr. Churchlelgh, ."I .
have noticed that the older ministers per
form marriage ceremon's, too."
Brooklyn Life: "Ah!" said Biggs, aa a
prosperous looking man who had cordially
saluted Diggs passed on. "That's the way
I like to hear a man speak. Ha seemed
sincerely glad to And you alive and well."
"Yes," replied Dlgga. "He probably was
he's president of the company my life's
HOME AND COUNTRY.
There Is a land, ef every land the pride.
Beloved by heaven o'er all the world be
side; Where brighter runs dispense aerener
And milder moons emparadlse the night;
There Is a spot ot earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
There man, creation's tryant, casts aside
His sword and scepter, pageantry and
While In his softened looks benignly blend
The sire, the son, ths husband, father,
Here woman reigns; tbe mother, daughter,
Strews with fresh flowers the narrow way
In the clear heaven of her delightful eye
An angel-guard of lovea and graces lie;
Around her knees domestlo duties meet
And fireside pleasures gambol at her feet
"Where shall that land, that spot of earth,
Art thou a man?- patriot? look around I
Oh, thou shalt find, nowe'er thy footsteps
That land thy eountry, and that spot thy
On Greenland's rocks, o'er rude Kam-
In pale Siberia s desolate domains,'
Where the wild hunter takes bis lonel
Tracks through tempestuous snows h
Or, wrestling with the might of raging
Where 'round the Pole the eternal billows
Plucks from their Jaws the stricken whale,
Plunging down headlong through the
His wastes of Ice are lovelier in his eye
Than all the flowery .vales beneath the
And dearer far than Caeser's palace-dome.
His cavern shelter and his cottage home.
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