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Homo rule Is needful and proper as
applied to a congressional district too.
President Burt still Insists there Is
nothing; to conciliate and nothing to
Will Mercer live In Omaha one week
after he is dropped from the congres
sional pa j roll?
The robust president of the United
States Is making robust speeches on the
vital Issues of the day.
The little town of Savage, Neb., that
has been almost destroyed by fire, Is en
titled to double sympathy.
It ia true that Johnny Baldwin is from
Iowa, and not from Missouri, but, that
ia no reason why Omaha should not
"show him." .,:.'
The Baldwin locomotive, the Baldwin
brans collar and the Baldwin police com
mission are all in active requisition on
the Union Pacific.
The latest is that George Gould Is
doing some railroad merging on his own
account. It's a poor game that more
than one can't play at.
It'a really not easy to decide who
wins in the kind of war in which all
the combatants survive. The army and
the navy must still fight it out
Colonel Wattersoo may be depended
on also to read Tom Johnson out of the
list of democratic ellglbles for 1904 if
only allowed to take his time to the
With the official schedule of President
Roosevelt's western itinerary at band, it
only remains for the local committees to
fit their program Into the president's
Bryanltes may take hope again despite
the bard blows of the past week. Idaho
has reasserted the Kansas City platform
and aworn new fealty to William Jen
The ratio of 1 to 13, as a basis for
assessing the property of railway cor
poratlons In Nebraska, is a live issue and
will rontiuue to engage the attention
of the people.
The Nebraska State Association of
Deaf Mutes has fixed upon Omaha as
its meeting place for next year. The
members are assured a warm, If not a
Candidate Thompson lias put himself
siiuarely on record for municipal home
rule. But it will not be necessary to
put a democrat in the governor's chair
to secure home rule for Omaha.
The democratic party in Iowa seems
to be about 'alf and 'a If, and notwith
standing Its ?ate state convention to bo
going into a Joint debate on the Kansas
City platform and the ratio of 10 to 1
Total paid admissions to the Nebraska
State fair for the entire week aggregate
45,51)4. It Is pleasing to recall that when
tbe fair was located at Omaha this
figure was several times approached by
the admissions for a single day.
Railway reports continue to show in
creased earnings as compared with last
year. A year ago calamity politicians
were Insisting that the prevailing unex
anipled prosperity was at its height and
in addlton only temporary aud evancs
Bryanltes are so sure the old time dem
ocrats made a serious mistake lu Iowa
in turning their backs on free stiver
that they are already pointing to the
enlarged republican majority plied up
for the party of prosperity at next No
t vol rm !t ha th tn thah n c rvi. vtivh
In his speech at Wheeling Saturday
President Roosevelt snld that "In every
governmental proeexs the aim that a
people "capable of self -government
should steadfastly keep In mind Is to
proceed by evolution rather than by
revolution." This states a principle
which should eo 111 ru and the careful at
tention of every Intelligent and thought
ful citizen. The democratic party, true
to Its traditions. Is endeavoring to rev
olutionize conditions. It is seeking to
do that which Mr. Roosevelt said can
not be done, reverse the Industrial ten
denotes of the age. Every Intelligent
mau realizes that we) have grown out
of and beyond the business methods
of two or three generations ago and that
It Is utterly Impossible to return to them.
The evolution to existing industrial and
commercial conditions has been as nat
ural as the progress of mankind In
scientific and other directions. Com
bination Is tbe extension and enlarge
ment of a principle In commerce that
has prevailed for centuries. It is a
principle that was as familiar to the
commercial nations of antiquity as it u
today. There is nothing new about It,
but It is simply being developed upon an
unprecedented scale. In his address
before the American Bar association at
tbe recent annual meeting Judge Rose,
the president of the association, said
that "monopolies are 'as old as human
history," that they were "forbidden by
the laws of ancient Greece and Rome;
they were forbidden by the common
law of Englandand the common law
was reinforced from time to time by
The thing to do, as wisely pointed out
by President Roosevelt, Is not to at
tempt to reverse industrial tendencies,
not to inaugurate a revolutionary policy,
but by reasonable and Just aud prac
ticable laws to regulate the great In
dustrial and commercial combinations,
so that whatever is beneficial In them
shall have the fullest opportunity and
whatever is evil shall be remedied.
You cannot put a stop to or reverse
the industrial tendency of the age," said
the president. "You can control and
regulate them so that they will do no
harm." These are sound and statesman
like propositions. They commend them
selves to Intelligent, practical and con
servative Judgment. They mean not
reckless warfare against the great cor
porations with destruction as its ob
ject, but regulation by the application
of Judicious laws, which will not violate
sound economic principles and yet con
serve tbe public Interests and welfare.
There is nothing In the posltou of the
president to alarm capital in legitimate
enterprise. He does not propose Inter
ference with proper and lawful busi
ness. He contemplates no heedless or
reckless assault upon corporations that
deal fairly and honestly with the public
and do not abuse their privileges and
obligations as tbe creatures of the
Tbe democratic appeal la to popular
prejudice. It ui1 -cntes a policy that Is
not only imprat i. cable,, but which If It
could be put into effect would be dis
astrous to all business Interests. On
the one" hand Is revolution; on the
other is regulation. On the one band
destruction Is proposed and on the other
hand the proposition Is to preserve that
which la good and remedy whatever 1b
bad. Thoughtful and unprejudiced men
can have no doubt which they should
Can fusion in Iowa survive the action
of the Iowa democratic convention re
pudiating the Kansas City platform?
It appears not. The declaration of Geu
era! James B. Weaver foreshadows the
going out of the populists from the
democracy, with whom they have acted
on the basis of the Chicago and Kansas
City platforms, particularly on tbe free
sliver and other radical revolutionary
Iowa populists bad built up a con
siderable party at one time under the
leadership of General Weaver. They
were really the successors of the old
greenback and flatlst party, which he
organised In' 1876, and which later
elected him to congress, altogether three
terms. It was so strong as to poll 40,
000 votes in Iowa when General Weaver
was the greenback candidate for presi
dent and In 1878 to carry three con
gressional districts, which bad pre
viously been strongly republican.
With the subsidence of the flatlst and
greenback craze General Weaver began
patching up temporary fusion arrange
ments with tbe democrats, in the in
tervals of his engagements on the lect
ure platform. The democratic revo
lution at Chicago in 1800 was a veritable
Godsend to him. He at once appeared
among the Iowa Bryanite leaders. He
turned over to them the complete pop-
ullst organization and led the great mass
of the party directly into camp. In some
populist quarters there was reluctance
and protest but General Weaver was
all powerful. He went from county to
county, proclaiming that the democratic
pa,rty under Bryanlsm had in fact joined
the populists, and should be welcomed
by the latter, although he admitted
that be preferred a paper dollar with
100 cents of flat to a sliver dollar with
only 50 cents of fiat. Jle succeeded so
far that for eight years the populist
party has almost disappeared in Iowa,
its membership having gone bodily over
to the populized democracy.
General Weaver was a conspicuous
member of the late democratic state
convention, as he has been of all demo
cratic state conventions since lS'.Ml. He
was vehement and even frantic in bis
appeals not to turn down the Kansas
City platform, free sllverism and pop
ulism. He threatened the Instant seces
sion of populists and reorganization of
their party. A stroug array of other
spokesmen backed bim up. The conven
tion nevertheless turned down tbo Kan
sas city piatrorai ana now there is a
demand iu populist quarters to turn
down the convention. General Weaver
declares that he stands where be stood
before, whlla the populist press is call
lug loudly for reyrgantzatluu. In short,
the Iowa democrats have to face this
situation, that when they cease to be
popullstle the populists cease to be dem
ocratic FIOHT O.V HKXDtRSOX.
IliudHlght will le more Instructive
than foresight for those who are plan
ning to defeat Speaker Henderson in tbe
Third Iowa congressional district. The
authorized announcement that ex-Oov-
ernor Boles will be the unanimously nom
inated democratic candidate means
nothing less than that the effort will be
seriously- undertaken. It Is obvious
why be has been selected to be pitted
against the speaker. He tins tbe pres
tige of being the only democrat elected
to the governorship of Iowa In almost
a half century. He Is an able lawyer,
an effective campaigner and is per
sonally populnr among many elements
of the democratic party. Formerly a
republican, he left the party on account
of prohibition. The Third district al
ways intensely antl-problbitlon. It like
wise always has been notable for its
adherence to sound money. Therefore
the ex-governor, notwithstanding his
own financial heresies and straddling
during the Bryanite epoch, has now
suddenly identified himself with the
movement to repudiate the Kansas City
platform, and on that basis he Is put
forward as, a candidate for congress
It is a cunning, but futile scheme. Col
onel Henderson is one of the strongest
public men in Iowa. He has always
been exceedingly popular among the
masses of the people, who know him
best. He has regularly been returned
to congress, by steadily increasing ma
jorities, for sixteen years from a district
which, during the first half of that
period, was normally strongly demo
cratic. His majorities could not bo
overcome even in the most troublous
days of prohibition. His people, out
side of party lines, have taken Just
pride in the influential position to which
he rose in the national house of repre
sentatlves, a position which has been
crowned by his elevation and re-election
to the speakership, as the successor of
Thomas B. Reed. It will take more
thau cunulug political tricks aud dex
trous management to defeat Colonel
Henderson In the Third district Tlio
nomination of Ex-Governor Boles means
an active canvass of the district and an
active canvass means a large vote at
the polls and a large vote means, under
the circumstances a large Henderson
MUMC1PAL HOME HCLE.
The popular demand for municipal
borne rule has become one of the vital
Issues of this year's campaign. That
demand, so far as Omaha Is concerned,
will not be fully satisfied until Omaha
shall be given the right to make its own
charter and amend it from time to time
by ratification of the people. Such a re
form can, however, be secured only by
constitutional amendment, which means
at least four years' delay.
Home rule in the government of the
police and fire departments of Omaha
is within reach by simple amendment of
the charter. The only Question UDon
which public opinion is yet unsettled la
whether the members of the police board
should be appointed by the mayor, sub
ject to confirmation by the council, or
whether they should be elected by direct
vote of the people, and thus made in
dependent of the other city authorities.
Those who favor appointment of com
missions by tbe mayor and council
contend that the whole responsibility
for law and order should be centered in
the executive, while those who favor an
elective commission contend that the
board should be independent and an
swerable only to the people for the effi
ciency of the police and fire departments.
It seems to us that an elective com
mission with limited powers would be
most satisfactory. As chief executive
of the city, responsible for the mainte
nance of law and order, the mayor should
have absolute power to appoint all offi
cers and members of tbe police and fire
departments subject to confirmation by
the police commission. The mayor should
also have absolute power to appoint spe
cial police officers to serve In an emer
gency. Tbe commission, on tbe other
hand, should have authority to prescribe
regulations for the government and dis
cipline of police and fire departments,
but no removals abould be made except
after conviction on specific charges. The
mayor being the chief executive, be alone
should be empowered to Issue orders to
the police through its officers, being sub
ject to answer for an abuse of police
powers to the council and courts. In
acting as an excise board an elective
commission, with the mayor as its chair
man, would be in position to discharge
its duties impartially and without clash
ing, but all orders for the execution of
the laws should be given by the mayor
Under such conditions ' home rule In
the police and fire departments would be
a great improvement over governor-appointed
boards and divided authority in
the discipline of the departments.
Prohibition bas brought the republi
can party In Vermont to a factional
crisis. Almost one-half of the republi
can voters bolted and set up an inde
pendent ticket on the Issue of relaxing
the prohibition laws. They absolutely
demand a halt If the political parties
were anywhere near equally divided m
Vermont prohibition would have turned
that state overwhelmingly over to the
Iu tbe news report of tbe late bad
bank burst In Tecum sen it appears that
the cashier had "complete and undis
puted management," although holding a
minority of the stock. And then this
familiar statement follows as to the
president and vice president, who were
heavy stockholders: "But tbey took no
part In the management of the Institu
When President McKinley fell at the
hand of the wretched assassin it was
freely declared aud lamented that the
end bad come to tbe free intercourse
ot our chief executive with the people,
DAILY IlKT'i MONDAY, SKPTKM11ETI 8, 1002.
whose suffrages elevate him to that ex
alted position. Pictures were drawn of
future presidents Isolated from tbe out
side world and constantly protected by
armed grants from exposure to dan
gerous contact with the general public.
Although only a short year has elapsed,
It Is seen that all these forebodings
were without good grounds. President
Roosevelt goes about with even greater
freedom than his predecessors, satisfied
that bis safety lies In maintaining per
fect confidence with the people in fact
probably never thinking of possible
danger to his person. The revolution
In the conduct of the president pre
dicted a year ago bas not been forth
coming and In all likelihood will never
te witnessed as long as the republic
persists in Its present form.
Governor Savage has addressed an
other virulent letter to the editor of The
Bee, which will be answered In due
time. His accldency studiously refrains
from taking the lid off the Hartley
cigar box and divulging the names of
the parties who he pretends tendered
him $o,000 for commissions on the
Omaha police board.
The republicans of South Dakota are
having no trouble to elect a United
States senator. There is no opposition
to Senator KIttredge, who was ap
pointed to fill the unexpired term of
the lute Senator Kyle. There have been
alrendy sufficient instructions of legis
lative candidates to settle the matter.
If these army maneuvers are to be
come an annual event, why not try to
get the next one brought nearer to
Omaha? Surely Fort Crook would
serve as a base of operations just as
well as Fort Riley, and Omaha could
be drawn on for supplies as well as
the cities to the south of us.
It is, of course, conceded that Dave
Mercer and Johnny Baldwin have not
become naturalized in Omaha, but com
mon courtesy would seem to suggest
that they should at least take out their
first papers before prosecuting further
the attempt to dictate the public affairs
of Omaha and Nebraska.
Ex-Senator Allen declares that the
f unionists never put up a stronger state
ticket than they have this year. Isu't
this reflecting on several eminent f union
ists from John II. Powers to William
A. Poynter, who have led the fusion
forces in Nebraska both to victory and
The late John W. Mackay wanted a
good admlulbtrator for his multi-million
esittie, aud so lie uduiiuisleied it him
self during his lifetime, with the re
sult that no litigatiou has as yet been
Instituted something of a novelty in
California multi-million estates.
Our district bench will be short one
judge for at least six weeks, but there
Is no danger that the judicial mill will
fall behind in the -work of grinding out
litigation grist... .... ...
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Chips and Books Tabooed.
' Washington Star.
As a financier Secretary Shaw has a
strong; distrust of pdker and horse racing
as aids to prosperity.
A Coming Frost.
The Iowa democrats Ignored the heaven
born ratio. And tbe Iowa democrats will
catch It when the Commoner comet-
Where the Rods Go.
Tbe census report reveals the fact that
lightning rods are rapidly becoming ob
solete. Possibly the politicians are, using
tbe entire product.
The Lesson In Vermont.
New York Bun.
The election to . 'Vermont discloses two
very creditable sentiments among me
Green Mountain people: Tbey have con
siderable desire to escape from tbe law of
prohibition, and there -seems to be no ma
terial decline in tbe strength of repub
Too Much Water and Johnson.
The report of the Ohio democratic con
vention says that it was held amid the
most pleasant surroundings, i'wlth a great
bathing beach on one side of the pa
vilion." Evidently this Is to serve notice
that the Ohio democrats no longer belong to
tbe great unwashed.
Barkis Is Willing.
Tom L. Johnson takes pains to make It
known that be stands for tbe principles ad
vocated by Mr. Bryan, and, in case tbe
Nebraska orator persists In bis determina
tion not to be a candidate, will no doubt
be ready to conscientiously discharge tbe
duties of an understudy.
Trnsts and the Conrts.
It will be an easy matter to place a con
signment of anti-trust law on tbe statutes,
but aa long at our laws are enforced by
discriminating Judges, will not tbe trusts
be able to secure their, full share of Ju
dicial favort? In tbe meantime, tbe man
who steals a ham or a loaf of bread will
be vigorously prosecuted and thoroughly
Getting; Away from the Corpse.
The Iowa democrats did not think it
necessary to bind themselves to tbe dead
corpse of the Kansas City platform, la
wbtcb respect tbey differ from the Ohio
democrats. But then the Iowa convention
was not dominated by a boss who hat
presidential aspirations' which will not let
him antagonize the Bryan ring, although
he professes no faith In the 16 to 1 propo
sition. Helping Former Koemen.
Tbe appeal issued by General Ell Tor.
ranee, commander-in-cblef of the Grand
Army et tbe Republic, asking the mem
bers of the order to contribute funds to
ward building tbe borne for confederate
veterans at Mission Creek, Ala., bas in
it the eminently practical kind of senti
ment that is solid and substantial. By
helping to build the borne for their for
mer foemen, the union veterans will be
abls to show that tbey ars in earnest in
their professions at amity and ia their
desire to show their heartiest respect for
tbe men who, however mistaken ia the
causs for which they took up arms, wen
uadeuhttdly slaters ai coaicltatlous.
The President's Escape
' National Thaakfnlneas.
The republic of the tnlted Statu de
voutly thanks Ood that in Hit Infinite good
ness and mercy He averted the great dan
ger that threatened the life of Itt chief ex
ecutive. A fraction of a second would have
meant death to Theodore Roosevelt and
those in the rear part of the carriage
etrock by the electric car.
A Similar Tragedy.
The accident will recall one somewhat
similar which occurred to President-elect
Franklin Pierce. On January 6. 1853, only
two months before his Inauguration, he was
traveling on the Boston A Malnn ra 1 1 rnn A
from Andover to Lawrence, Mass. He wat
accompanied by Mrs. Pierce and their son,
13 years old. when the car thrnm-n
from the tracks and dashed against the
rocks. The boy waa killed instantly.
The Trolley Peril.
Prchaps the president's Imminent peril
ill teach the lona-delaved lesann that (ha
roads must be made safer, even at vast
expense. It should not require the menace
the country's foremost cltlxen with death
the crossings to enforce the truth, how
ever. Yet. now that the eotintrv hna hun
spared only by a shade so fine that it u-
gests the Intervention of Providence from
unspeakable traced? the (roller norii
may be recognized and corrected.
Raring on Pnblle Roads.
The use of a Dubllc rnad tnr ,-.-
course should be made a felony not to be
condoned by the payment of a trifling
n. If tbe narrow escana nt t h nn.u..i
should be the means of arousing public
opinion and of keenlnir the risk nt
traffic ia the public mind long enough to
ieaa to appropriate legislation on street
and highway traffic' by our state and mu
nicipal authorities the occurrence at Pitts
field would not have been an unmixed evil.
Lesson of the Accident.
The only lesson to ha
dent Is the need of continuing to take pre
cautions against casualties nf oil
far as human fnrenirht ran ...
o - -" . taoi
iuch contingencies. The nroiMoni n it,.
Lnlted States can liarrilv h rami IraI 4 a
immure himself permanently within the
walls of his home and preclude every pos-
iiDimy ot, accident which might arise from
lourneys abroad. Furthermnr i. i. .....
the last man to attemnr such moo,.
warding off danger.
Cause for Rejoicing;.
St. Louis Qlobe-Democrat.
The whole country relolcna In (h.
of President Roosevelt from ln.iini,nan.
death in a desperately dangerous accident.
iu bo violent a crash tbe president might
easily have been killed or terrlhl lni..r.H
A less robust man might have suffered a
long nme irom snock or minor hurts. The
president's courage under all
Is well known and his high vitality It ex
ceptional, it is sincerely hoped by all the
people that he will take no needless risks.
His death in tbe frightful colllslcii of
Wednesday would have been a exeat Unw
a deplorable following of traced? udob lre-
RE PI BMC AN STATE TICKET.
Syracuse Journal: J. H. Mickey is leak
ing friends wherever he speaks. He is
a man of integrity and stability and will
add dignity to the gubernatorial chair.
Kearney Hub: The worst that cm he
said for John H. Mickey, republican can
didate for governor, is that the 0?ob1
tton can't find anything real mean to say
about him. It makes the campaign a trifle
Times: Several democratic pa
pers have discovered to their own satiifac-
tlon that "W. H. Thompson will carry Ne
braska by an unusually large majority." Any
kind of a majority for Thompson would be
Wayne Herald: State Superintendent
Fowler need have no concern about his
chances of re-election. He has proven the
most efficient and popular man who ever
graced that responsible position. Even tbe
opposition press cannot And a flaw in his
record. He will be elected by the largest
majority ot any man on the ticket.
Tekamah Journal: Hat Thompton, the
fuslonist candidate for governor ever said
he wat against the railroads and if elected
would oppose their wishes? No. The rail
road vote and the sporting element will
go to Thompson and his managers hope to
scars a few of the other fellows into voting
for him by yelling "railroad" at Mickey.
Kimball Observer: J. H. Mickey, the re
publican candidate for governor, is conduct
ing a steady campalga. and bat attended and
spoken at a number ot reuniona and public
gatherings and Is making friends and gain
ing in popularity and strength every day. He
Is a successful farmer and business man, a
man with a spotless record and a pleasing
personality. Mickey is all right and will be
Arapahoe Mirror: It teemt to be con
ceded that the fusion managers will concen
trate their efforts this fall to elect two men
on their ticket Thompson and Sballen
berger. They are men with strong demo
cratic leanings and sympathies. The rest ot
the fellows mutt take care of themselves
while desperate efforts are made to take
care ot these two men with long democratic
St. Edward Sun: The republican candi
dates for state officers are all men of ex
ceptional character and need no apologies.
Our nominee for governor is meeting with
flattering success wherever he goes. The
only abuse that the opposition can make
Is sneeringly saying thst Mr. Mickey is a
Christian man. We think that would be
of benefit to the state rather than to be
otherwise. He is the right roan for gov
ernor. Alliance Times: The fuslonlsts see the
handwriting on tbe wall this time. Each
and every one of their frantic efforta to
escape tbe inevitable la but evidence of
the deep slough ot dlspalr "into which they
are dally sinking. Mickey it going to be
elected to the governorship ot Nebraska
and M. P. Kinkald will represent the
big Sixth la congress. These men are go
ing to succeed, along with a lot of other
good, tried and true republicans.
Norfolk Newt: Candidate Thorn p'.oa In
sists that Nebraska is a fusion state and
that all that alia It is tbe stay-at-home
fusion vote. Tbe poor man is preparing
for disappointment. Those fusion votes
have remained at home so many times
during recent years that many are coming
to believe that tbey Intend to stay there
permanently in other words, that tbe
stay-at-home fusion vote has resolved
Itself into a phantasm for tbe purpose of
leading fusion aspirants for office on and
bracing up the spirits of the faithful.
Sidney Republican: It Is a source of
much gratification to republicans through
out the stats that the republican ticket
Is meeting with such united efforts from
republicans everywhere for tbe eacceas
of the ticket and that not a man on that
ticket caa the Hater of scorn be pointed
au It Is Us best ticket svtr yreaeated U
The first great fact which sticks out In
considering the sad happening at Plttsfleld
and ahlch remains fixed Is that no electric
car should have been running In that place
durlDg the passage of the presidential
party. This one simple, primary and suffi
cient precaution was neglected. Thereby
a city will be forever discredited. Spring
field atopped Its electric cars while the
president was on the road. There Is no
other way to Insure safety from that source
of danger at such a time.
Greater Care Xeceasary.
Such accidents as this are by no means of
rare occurrence. The extension of electric
railway lines through the country districts,
the introduction of heavy cars and the ef
forts to have these cars make express train
speed have combined to make many more
dangerous railroad crossings than there
were when the steam roads alone traversed
the rural districts. For this reason the
same care should be exercised by those who
use the highways In looking out for electric
cars as has become habitual where the
steam railroads are concerned.
Futility of Ordinary rrecnntlons.
Detroit Free Press.
The accident serves to demonstrate the
futility of any general plans for the protec
tion ot the life ot a president of the United
States, unless we make hlra a recluse. When
President McKinley was assassinated
learned writers proceeded to show that tbe
nation could not afford to have the life of
its chief executive Jeoparded by public re
ceptions to which any lunatic might gain
admission. They must now argue that
tally-ho coaches and electric cars are, per
se, sources of great danger to chief execu
tives and hence must be avoided by presi
dents. Perhaps the disaster at Plttsfleld
will show the utter absurdity of any discus
sion of the subject and the impossibility of
taking precautions which the president him
self does not take. The nation cannot be
more careful of the life of the president
than the president Is himself, and it Is fair
to presume that It Is not more solicitous
about the preservation of that life.
Real and Imasrlnary Dancers.
We have no words wherewith to discuss
the carelessness which subjected tbe presi
dent to so terrible a risk. He Is con
stantly environed by guards, detectives,
etc. so much to that his movements are
restrained and his resentments provoked.
Honest and devoted fellows follow him
wherever he may go. The nation's solici
tude is expressed In a sedulous, almost op
pressive, surveillance that galls Mr. Roose
velt at every turn and hurts his passionate
desire for freedom. This is to be regretted,
though precedent warns us that it Is ad
visable. We are bound to say, however,
that the vigilance might have been more
wisely adjusted Wednesday morning and
that forethought for real Instead of Imagi
nary dangers would have represented more
Intrinsic intelligence and operated more
eccurlty for the ii t-id-ul'B person. For
every homicidal crank in this country
there are twenty, fifty homicidal trolley
cars and automobiles. Of every five guar
dians assigned to Mr. Roosevelt at least
four should be Instructed to look after the
every-day perils with which steam and
electricity have invested life.
the people of Nebraska and you can there
fore be assured of an honest and econom
ical state administration by the election
of that entire ticket. It it now only a
question of majority which will be over
North Platte Tribune: So far the only
people in the state who express dlssatls
faction over the nomination of J. H.
Mickey are democratic papers and demo
cratic orators. The populists, who know
tbe nomination of Thompsdn sounded the
death knell of their party, are not de
nouncing Mickey, neither are they praising
Thompson, and when they go to the polls
next November they are more likely to
vote for Mickey than they are for Thomp
son. Superior Journal: "I have known John
Mickey, the republican candidate for gov
ernor, for nineteen years," said W. F.
Shank to the Journal, "and no man can
convince me that he Is not all right. He
is as much of a farmer as he Is a banker;
he lives on a farm just a mile from his
banking house, and the cattle that he raises
are the wonder of Polk county. No one
can truthfully say that be makes bard
deals with a poor man. Quite the con
trary Is true, for there is no one In this
part of the state who Is more charitable
In a quiet, unobtrusive way."
Bayard Transcript: Politics In western
Nebraska seem to be quiet. The faot Is
there it little apparent opposition to re
publicanism. The pops have died a natu
ral death and there are few democrats, in
fact, there were never democrats enough to
count, be pop element was mostly sore
headed republicans and the opposition took
advantage of the situation and for a year
or so captured tbe offices, but their follow
ers, although numerous, were unreasonable,
and the drift hat been back to the repub
lican party. This portion of western Ne
braska caa be counted republican and the
state ticket will receive an overwhelming
Stanton Picket: Isn't It a beastly shame
and injustice to the downtrodden poor?
This man Mickey whom the republicans
are running for governor actually requires
security when he loans money to men
who are not rated first class when it comes
to putting it back, while a rich man who
hat a reputation for paying promptly can
get all the money be wants without se
curing an indorser or putting a mortgage
on ths cow called "Speck." In short, be
is accused, openly and without any string
attachments, of doing business on business
principles, Just as any other business man
would do It. Yes, It's an outrage in the
estimation of tome to elect a business man
and not an empty-headed failure governor.
But fortunately a majority of Nebraska
voters take a more common sense view of
St. Paul Republican: There is a well
defined rumor that the democrats are al
ready trying to trade off "Honest Old"
John Powen for Thompson votes. In fact,
Mr. Powers made no secret of the fact that
he- found several wide gaps In bit fencet
during his visit to Howard county last
week. If this tale of democratic treachery
be true. It deserves an emphatic rebuke.
John Powers is tbe only representative of
old-fashioned populism on tbe ticket. He
may be a poor, childish, misguided old man,
but he deserves fair treatment. Whether
those who atlll call themselves populists
lack spirit to resent the Insult or not, re
publicans should insure the failure of the
tcbeme by refusing to negotiate with tbe
enemy on any terms whatever. Our candi
date for secretary of state Is amply able
to take care ot himself. In fact, the ticket
it la exceptionally good shape all along
the line. There ia no necessity for trading
this year. There is never any excuse for
it, but even If there were It would be con
temptible to discriminate against this poor
old man who has been deliberately In
veigled into the campaign for the purpose
of pulling democratic chestnuts out of tbe
Probability ( Three-Time Allium,
Two Years llenee.
"I have always held," said Mr. Bryan In
a lecture In Missouri a few days nc-,
"that it la good and propsr for dmrn rj'
and populists to unite against republicans
In elections." "Always" Is a very com
prehensive word. It is, in fact, a more
comprehensive word than Mr. Bryan csn
afford to use In that connection, for there
was a time, not la the very remote pant,
when Mr. Bryan voldntsrlly offered tj
stump the stste of Virginia for a populist
candidate against Hon. Charles T. O'Krr
rall. the regularly nominated democratic
candidate for governor of that state. Mr.
Bryan was finally persuaded to abandon
that scheme, but he has never denied anl
we venture to say never win deny the
Vndoubtedly Mr. Bryan Is looking for
ward to and doing his best to promote In
1904 a repetition of the alliance of 1R!6
and 1900. All of hit political deliverance,
whether In his addresses or In his editor
ials, point unmiidakabfy In that direction.
The test of democracy which he sets up
rules out all democrats who do not sub
scribe to a platform on which the popu
lists would consent to continue for an
other campaign the twice-defeated alli
ance. And while he declare that he will
not be the candidate, he labors Incessantly
to create conditions that would reader the
candidacy of any other man a palpable
absurdity. It Is obvious that if the dem
ocrat! and populists agree to pull together
In 1904 Mr. Bryan must be the candidate.
But It is growing more probable every
day that the democrats will abandon pop
ulism and get together on a platform
which will not insult the overwhelming
majority of the party who are weary ot
Bryanlsm. Should that hope be realised
the reorganised party could reasonably ex
pect recruits from the republican party
and the accession to full membership of
thousand! of populists whose faith In
worthless money hai been destroyed by
the rude shocks to which It has been sub
jected. PERSONAL NOTES.
The man who paid $25,000 for a three
minute talk with J. P. Morgan found that
talk was cheap at the price, as be made
$75,000 by it. . .
Sixty disciples of Elijah Dowle, the faith
healer, have been expelled for non-payment
of dues. There la no nonsense about Dowle
when It comes to business.
George Oould't private car Atlanta is
nearing completion at St Charles, Mo.,
where he inspected It few days ago. It
is to cost about $150,000 and will be a
veritable palace on wheels.
Nova Zembla is at last to be thoroughly
explored, Prof. Blrksland, a Danish sci
entist having consented to head an expedi
tion for that purpose. He will have six
companions, and the object of the expedi
tion is to study the phenomena connected
with auroral displays.
Blanche K. Bruce, the colored man who
at one time wat registrar of the treasury,
is publishing a paper In Bond, Miss., its
avowed object being the elevation of the
colored race In accordance with the plans
favored by Booker T. Washington. He ad
vises all negroes "to buy homes, educate
their children Industrially, serve God and
practice morality, temperance .and let
gambjlng and politics alone."
Andrew Carnegie Is to become one of the
nabobs of Park Lane, tbe most fashionable
and high-bred street In London. He has
purchased from the young duke of West
minster a plot of ground in South street,
leading into Park Lane,' JuBt beyond the
handsome house ot J. P. Morgan, Jr. It
Is said the house "wilt ' be. as much like
Mr. Carnegie's great mansion in Fifth ave
nue. In New York, at it ia possible for a
London house to be and that the coat will
be something like (5,000,000.
BRIGHT AXD BREEZY.
Detroit Free Press: "So the engage
"Yes: she advised him to practice econ
omy, and he started in by getting her an
Brooklyn IJfe: "Papa, what Is the differ
ence between an optimist and a pessimist?"
"Oh, all the way from J10.000 to Il.0u0.000
Philadelphia Press: Ltimley He's very
fond of mosaics, and all sorts of antiques.
He has in his collection several tiles from
the tomb fif Ramenes the Great.
Dumley Come off! They didn't wear tiles .
In those days.
Chicago Post: "Why." exclaimed her
brother scornfully. "I don't believe that
beau of yours could lift 150 pounds."
"He doesn't have to," she answered tri
umphantly. "I only weigh 115."
New York Sun: Cleopatra was holding
court on her fleet.
"Pardon me," remarked Antony, poking
his nose Into hendquHrters, "do you call
this the Barge Office?"
"No," replied the beautiful Queen, equal
to the occasion; "until you came, I was in
Chicago Tribune: "I do believe little Mrs.
HlggKworthy loves her brute of a husband
so well that she would cheerfully die for
"More than that. She loves him so well
that she cheerfully lives with him."
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "We've got a
Jewel of a hired girl. She writes poetry,
and when the afflatus descend! upon her
she can't eat."
"What do you do about It?"
"Keep her writing."
Freckles Come Hlh.
The summer girl comes home once more
And tells with careless glee
Of conquests where the breakers roar
So constantly and free.
And there ore freckles on her face
I.Ike stai s upon the sky.
Which many a youth has paused to trace
With an admiring eye.
Her father, who some sleep has lost,
ObBerv-s them with distress.
He figures that each freckle cost
Ten dollars, more or less.
FIGURING IT IP, .
The Captain strode the quarterdeck;
The crews were at the guns;
The powder-flames leaped fiercely out, '
Uke as the IlKhtnlng runs.
Afar the fort rem rose, all grim.
And belluwed In reply,
Till smoke and Are and thunder sound
Shook both the sea and sky.
And the Captain took
Ilin llttlo bonk,
And figured away, while his fingers shook:
"2 Into 10 goes 1 times.
And the square of tl is 4;
Til is the cube of 6,
And my deck Is wet with, gore.
63 is the a. C. I)..
And 7 plus 2 is 6
And my ship is shot to a battered hulk.
And I haven't a man alive!"
The other Captain, In the fort.
Stood sadly on parade;
The galling, siege and other guns
A fearsome racket made.
They boomed across the troubled waves,
Against the swooping ships.
And as their echoes thrilled the air
The Captain bit his lips.
And he also took
His little booK
And figured it out with a worried look:
"t per cent of a dosn men,
And the alne of U more,
All bisected by 26,
And the arc of M;
S plus to the decimal.
And the tare and tret," he said,
"Combined with the subdivided sum,
hhaw all my men are dead."
Thus each side Ut nd each side win,
And each side foupht the frtiy,
At-rt now they're figuring upon
The powder bills to pay.
Grim war ia awful, at itu bcsL.
But who will Ion or lick
If he relies entirely on
Th old arlihmetlot
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