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Just a little more corn weather will do
The safest way for President Roose
velt hereafter will be to drive the horses
; fe -i
Those cards our poker sharp governor
was hiding up his sleeve turn out to be
deuces instead of aces.
After that base ball score the school
board has 110 excuse for denying that
the city council Is the better man.
No candidate running on the legisla
tive ticket In this county thla year will
be able to dodge the issue of municipal
We presume the democrats will con
cede that Maine has gone republican
without insisting on waiting for all the
The local fusion organ Is advertising
the fusion candidate for governor as a
man without an enemy. Isn't that a
With respect to the Haytlan question,
as to all such questions, all parties con
cerned should not forget that the Mon
ro doctrine Is to stand.
Between prowling burglars and prowl
ing detectives, the law-abiding wayfarer
who has to make his way home after
dark is up against It whichever way he
McFarland, the prohibition candidate
for governor In Iowa, must have been
counting noses, for he refers to himself
as "the standard bearer of this Spartan
The coal crisis must have reached a
really threatening stage when John W.
Gates feels called upon to buy 40,000
acres of coal lands just as winter Is
As a member In good standing of the
Brotherhood of ' Locomotive Firemen
President Hoosevelt should be able to
keep tho government train moving on
Ilavlng struck out as a presidential
aspirant, Tom Johnson desires it to be
understood that," upou reflection, he does
not see anything so very objectionable
to trusts after all.
And now the sultan of Morocco has a
small-elaed insurrection on his hands.
Wbea toe thinks of those South Ameri
can republics, however, he will feel that
heiW tUl In clover.
An Ill-defined rumor is abroad In the
land to the effect that school board mem
bers have been obtaining money under
false pretenses by selling tickets to a so-
called base ball game.
Country merchants are buying goods a
if they expected not only to dispose of
their, usual stocks .but also to place
supplemental orders later. Good crops
In sight are great business stimulators.
It Is devoutly to be hoped that no
Bampaon Schley controversy will develop
out of the late Imitation war of the army
and the navy, and that all sides will
accept the bh-ssed dictum that there Is
glory enough to go around.
Uncle Sam has more gold in his offi
cial pockets. tuauhs ever possessed be
fore and mora than any of his foreign
co'jjIeb. Is St any wonder United States
bonds can be floated at lower Interest
rate tbau the obligations of any other
President Roosevelt's reception In
Omaha will be deslgued with a special
view to bid comfort and entertainment
rather than with the expectation that he
will entertain us. Knowing that, there
ought to b bo difficulty In Inducing him
to prolong his visit her to tha full ex
tent hla itinerary will allow.
THK COMiTITCTtnlt AXD TBI'S 73.
The suggratlon of President Roose
velt that It may become necessary to
amend the constitution in order to give
the general government sufficient power
to regulate and control the great com
binations of course does not commend
Itself to the democrats. Their policy
In regard to the combinations bing one
of destruction, they cannot approve of
any plan that contemplates regulation.
They see In the anti trust agitation op
portunity to strike a blow at the pro
tective policy and they want to improve
it, regardless of consequences to the
business and prosperity of the country.
Representative Livingston of Georgia,
who Is prominent In democratic coun
cils, Is of the opinion that the talk
about a constitutional amendment to
give congress power to regulate trusts Is
worse thun useless, because In his Judg
ment such an amendment could never be
ratified by three-fourths of the states.
Possibly not, but 'an argument of that
sort is by no means conclusive. Per
haps there are states a majority of
whose people do not desire government
regulation and control of the trusts, but
this cannot be determined until the
question has been properly submitted to
the people. However Improbable It is
still possible that a great majority of the
people even of New Jersey could be In
duced to support a constitutional amend
ment such as the president has sug
gested. At all events, tbere is no war
rant for assuming that an amendment
could never be ratified by three-fourths
of the states. If congress should de
termine that It has not sufficient power
already to deal with the combinations
as It Is desirable they should be .dealt
with, then a constitutional amendment
should be proposed, so that the people
might have an opportunity to express
themselves on the question.
One objection made to proposing a
constitutional amendment is that It
would have a damaging effect upon
business and prosperity. Yet those who
urge this objection favor attacking the
combinations through the tariff, which
certainly would be far more serious for
business and prosperity. Taking the
tariff duties off of goods manufactured
by the trusts would hit the individual
manufacturers quite as hard and prob
ably a good deal harder than it would
the combinations. As Congressman
Llttlefleld says, If the reduction or re
peal of duties did not embarrass the
business of independent competitors
then It would have no effect upon the
trust, and to Invoke such legislation
would be Idle. In one case It would
be Inoperative and in the other the ef
fect would be the reverse of that de
aired, demonstrating that under no con
dition . is the revision of the tariff a
There are many who believe .that the
constitution now gives . congress ample
authority and power to control and reg
ulate the great combinations engaged
In Interstate business. The question is
one for the decision of congress and
there is promise that it will receive
consideration at the next session. If it
shall be determined that congress does
not possess the desired power then a
constitutional amendment should be
proposed giving the necessary authority.
Only in this way can the intelligent
and sober judgment of the country on
the question of governmental regulation
and control of the trusts be obtained.
A WEHTKRy LOAN FVXD.
It Is not yet fully appreciated abroad,
nor even by our own people themselves,
how rapid has been the accumulation of
a local loan fund In recent years In the
best new farming region of the west
Take eastern Nebraska, together with
the adjacent portions of South Dakota,
Iowa and Kansas, the very cream of the
Missouri valley,' In short, the region in
the very center of. which Omaha is
situated and does business. Strictly
speaking, this is a new country, how
ever old it may seem to those who have
seen within It the changes of a quarter
or a third of a century.
In hardly any respect Is the develop
ment of this region more signally ex
emplified than In the recent appearance
of a large loan fund, of local ownership
and management employed In banking.
The official records showing the multi
plication of banks, state, savings and
private. In addition to national banks,
within this region, - together with' the
growth of their capital, deposits and
loans, are simply astonishing. But the
most remarkable fact Is the-extent to
which the capital of these Institutions
Is owned in their own neighborhood. It
amounts practically to a substitution, in
large part, of western for eastern capi
tal for ordinary bank purposes.
It has not been long since the ordi
nary western community depended upou
the east for a loan fund. The people
had not enough money to pay for the
land, to Improve It aud carry on their
own business, to say nothing' of con
tributing to that fund available for loan
purposes' which every community re
quires. It had to be supplied from tbtt
east and it was unavoidably insufficient
for the need. It has not been long since
complaint was common against an in
terest rate of from 1 to 2 per cent per
month on accommodation paper In farm
ing communities... nots lung blnc'e the
average farmer had to be accommodated
regularly every year pending realization
upou bis crops, and since the movement
of. crops was often long delayed by
strain upon the supply of funds from the
The situation In the best farming part
of the Missouri valley has been abso
lutely revolutionized. So enormous have
been the profits from its development
that millions of dollars have been set
apart from their original employment
and Invested In banking. Hardly
cross-road village In the region above
described Is without one or more banks.
where money for all necessary purposes
can be easily got on good security at
rates which would have been regarded
as incredibly low no long time ago. And
the significant fact is that so large a
part of the capital is owned and was
produced la th community which uses
it, and the esst does not have to be de
pended upon, as formerly, for the same.
Thesw changes involve many important
consequences. Year by year the de
mand upon the east for funds for mov
ing the crops Is lessening, although this
need still exists. It enables all agri
cultural aud commercial operations
within this region to bo carried on more
economically. But It will do. and Is
actually now dolug, far more than this.
The loan funds accumulated In the batiks
of the cities and towns of the Missouri
valley will be more and more nvnllnble
for the use of the newer regions of west
ern Nebraska and South' Dakota, Colo
rado and Wyoming. These funds are
already resorted to more largely than
most people are aware of for use and
investment In the range, In mining. In Ir
rigation, etc. This is the service which
the older forming region of the Missouri
valley Is ulrendy so rupidly preparing to
render to Its near neighbors to the west
and which It can perform far better
than the east
IS MCRCER MDISPiCySABLEI
According to William F. Gurley,
Omaha needs David II. Mercer a great
deal more than David II. Mercer needs
Omaha. Is this true? Would Omaha's
future progress or prosperity be Im
periled If Mercer should vacate his seat
In congress In the bouse of representa
tives and resume his chosen vocation of
If Mercer really believes he Is Indis
pensable to Omaha as chairman of the
public buildings committee, why did he
deliberately attempt to vacate his seat
two years ago, when he announced him
self as candidate for the senate within
ten days after he had been elected for
his present term? If Mercer had been
elected senator in place of Millard,
would not his seut in the house have
been filled by a tenderfoot and the chair
manship of the public buildings com
mittee have gone to the member of the
committee who ranks next to Mercer In
point of seniority?
Let us ask, in all candor, what special
interest has Omaha in the chairmanship
of the public buildings committee now?
Omaha now boasts two federal build
ings. One of these is in use for army
headquarters and was erected long be
fore Mercer was thought of. Two-
thirds of the appropriations made for
the new federal building, aggregating
$1,200,000, were secured by John A. Mc-
Shane and General Manderson before
Mercer's time in congress. And Mc-
Sbane was a tenderfoot In congress, who
had no membership even on tho public
buildings committee. The new federal
building In Omaha Is commodious
enough tor a city of half a million popu
lation and Omaha is not likely to exceed
half a million population before the mid
dle of the present century.
South Omaha also has its public build
ing, and that appropriation was secured
during Mercer's first term, while he was
a tenderfoot In a democratic congress
and with a democratic chairman of the
public buildings committee. The ap
propriation for the South Omaha public
building was not secured by Mercer be
cause he was a tremendous power, but
because the packers and stock yards
people of South Omaha exerted a power
ful influence with the democratic con
gress and the Cleveland udministratlou.
Barring public buildings, Omaha has
no other interest in the public buildings
committee. Why, then, should Mercer
regard himself as Indispensable? Why
does Omaha need Mercer more than
Mercer needs Omaha? If Mercer does
not need Omaha, why is he making such
a desperate effort for a renomination?
Why does he not quit his teu-year job
and give somebody else a chance?
As a matter of fact Mercer needs
Omaha only once every two years. He
holds his commission in Omaha. Be
fore Omuha elected him to congress he
was unable to earn. $50 a month at hla
alleged profession of lawyer and not
over $75 a month as a Union Pacific
clerk. The highest amount he ever
earned before he became a congressman
was $200 a month for three months in
succession as legislative lobbyist for the
Union Pacific railroad. As a congress
man, he has been earning $100 a week
and perquisites year in and year out
for ten years, but during that period the
actual amount of time devoted to his
duties as a congressman did not exceed
five months a year. A man who has
such a lucrative Job ought at least to
feel grateful to his constituents Instead
of acting as if a terrible calamity would
befall the community If he would con
clude to quit or bo made to quit
THE HAl'llKK TRUVBLK.
It Is not probable that anything seri
ous will result from the sinking of the
Uaytien gunboat by a German war ves
sel. The guubout was in the service
of the revolutionary party in Haytl and
Its destruction was doubtless a gratify
ing circumstance to the Haytleu gov
ernment It is not apparent that the
United States has any interest In the
matter. It may not concur In the Ger
man view charging piracy, but It seems
perfectly obvious that there was uo vio
lation of the Monroe doctrine. It ap
pears safe to assume, therefore, that
our government will take no notice, In
an International sense, of the incident.
Where this government is manifesting
a very earnest interest in the Uaytien
trouble is in regard to the protection of
commerce. There appears to be a de
termination at Washington to prevent
Interruption of the world's trade In this
hemisphere, as has been shown at Pan
ama, In Venezuela and In Ilajtt The
position taken by Commander McCrea
of Maehlas in notifying the Uaytien
insurgents that he was charged with
the protection of foreign commerce as
well as that of the United States, and
that he should endeavor to prevent all
Interference with this commerce. Is en
tirely proper and legitimate. In up
holding the Monroe doctrine the United
States has a duty to perform in pro
tecting the commerce of foreign nations
against Interference and interruption on
the part of revolutionists In the com
trias oX this hemisphere. This obliga
tlon Is no plain and Imperative that no
reasonable man anyw here can object to
It Failure to observe It would In
evitably subject the United States to the
resentment of all Europe.
It Is not surprising that the sugges
tion Is made that this country should
take the Island of Haytl, but It is most
improbable that this will receive seri
ous consideration, at least not at this
time. There is a very bad state of af
fairs In the Island, but It Is not the
duty of this country to remedy them.
It performs Its entire obligation In pro
tectlng the trade with the Island of for
A PRACTICAL SVCHITART.
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw Is
winning much commendation for his
very practical way of doing things. It
Is remarked of him that personal ob
servation, personal contact apparently
counts for as much as reports read lu
the seclusion of his office at Washington
or formal visits from , men of affairs.
It Is said that he has gone to New York
City more frequently than any secretary
of the treasury whose home was not
there and the fact that he dares to be
original Is duly recognized by the lead
ing financiers. It was due to his fore
sight and originality, observes a New
York correspondent that the banks are
lii condition not only to demand but
instantly to receive the additional cir
culation and in the kind of currency
notes needed wherewith to meet the ap
peals of those In the west who are
looking for payment for their crops.
There has, of course, been some criti
cism of Secretary Shaw's original ideas,
but he has come to be very generally
regarded as an exceedingly safe man
and the financial interests of the country
have learned to have entire confidence
Our Dave's political stock In trade has
always been of the claim-all variety.
If you believe his boasts, everybody is
demanding his re-election and every
ward and precinct Is solid for him. Two
years ago, it will be remembered, he
launched his senatorial boomlet on the
same hot-air railroad, pretending In
self-made Interviews that members of
the legislature from all over the state
were writing to him asking the privilege
of casting their votes for him. It trans
pired that the only letter writing on the
subject was done by Mercer, begging
for support and when it came to the
joint ballot for United States senator not
a single man expressed his choice for
Mercer. But Dave's brass never fails
Colonel Bi'iau luay la Ui flattering
unction to his soul that at any time
as the next national convention ap
proaches he can .rush over into Iowa
and with one blast upon bis buglehorn
re-Bryanlze the Iowa democracy. But
the sober truth Is that be has no time
to lose if he cares anything for the Iowa
delegation in that convention. The
Iowa delegation is In fact absolutely In
dispensable to hftS, and yet things are
being seriously and systematically
framed up to put and to keep Iowa In
South Omaha Is talking of another
bond Issue. As all the bonds Issued by
South Omaha will become part of the
debt of Greater Omaha whenever con
solidation Is accomplished, the people of
Omaha will be pardoned for viewing the
finances of their neighbor with more
than a mere spectator's Interest
No Macedonian cry will be raised In
Iowa this year, calling on Mr. Bryan
to come over to help. If he should In
vade Iowa upon his own motion, he
would find that ' most of th congres
sional districts belong to "the enemy's
country," to use his own expressive
Twu of m Kind.
There are some points of resemblance be
tween Bryan and Tom Johnson. Each has
the smoothly shaven face, the heavy Jowl
and the limber tongue.
Advantage of Having; tke Prlee.
Andrew Carnegie Is going to build a 15,-
000,000 home in London. Before long It
may be possible (or the multi-millionaire to
travel around the world and sleep in his
own palace every night.
Another Idol Shattered.
Our own Joe Wheeler is said to ba culti
vating a cockney accent and 'aJf-and-'alf
to suoa S seductive degree that be won't go
home till 'Simmons are ripe. This Spanish
war fame seems to carry the best of them
off their feet
peed tho Improvement.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The merciless gouge of coal operators has
resulted In s boom among the Inventor of
methods of burning oil, peat and other
materials. Hurry them up. The people are
tired of dealing with a class who stir up
strikes because they are profitable to a few
Koew tho Gospel of Work.
In the great crowd that gathered to bear
the president's address in Court square was
on woman who plainly did sot appree ate
his homily on work as the great American
privilege and duty. "Oosh!" she said,
with much emphasis, "guess I didn't need
f come here and stand around to know C
we've got to work. Got up and did my
washis', got to go borne an' get supper.
I know all I need to about work." Presi
dent Roosevelt's little sermons are moat
sound, but they hardly come with as much
force from him as from one of those who
have come up from the ranks.
Everything, on tho Move.
New York Tribune.
The railroads east and west and north and
south are so busy that managers predict
a shortage of cars in the near future, and
they are looking ahead to such an extent
that they have placed large orders with the
manufacturers of rolling stock. The makers
of locomotives, of everything on wheels
which runs on rails, and the manufacturers
of rails also will be doing as much as they
potelbly can do for many a month to come,
with fair margins of profit for the entire
production they can turn out. No one will
ing and able to put bis hands to really
productive tasks needs to remain idle under
the Stars and Strip in this era of proa-Derlu.
ROtND ABOt'T NEW TOItK,
Ripples on the Cnrrent f Life in tho
There are many way of "cutting well"
In New Tork without being flush with
money. Much depend on clothe, nerve and
the way of renting Into swell circle. A
New York girl, poor In purse but nervy, has
a novel way of accomplishing her purpose
"1 have some friend living at tho Waldorf
Astoria," she says, "and I go there to see
them once or twice a month. But do I go
In the cars? Never. I come down from
home In the cars, but at Thirty-third street
and Broadway I got out and Interview a
cabby at tb stand there. I always pick out
the nicest looking turnout and I offer th
driver 60 cent to drive me to the Waldorf.
He look at me as If I were daffy, but I tell
him I know what I am about, and If bs wants
to earn 60 cents In about two minutes he has
He smiles and tells me to get In. and I
order him to drive up to the Thirty-third
treet entrance with a whirl and a dash.
There are always two or three flunkies there
and it does make me feel too good for any
thing Just to swing Into the curb and have
the crowd of them (Imply fall over them
selves to wait on me and bow me In.
"It Is all over In a very few seconds, but
such exquisite pleasure as I. get out of it
couldn't, In the nature of mortal things, be
of long continuance. The human system
ooulda't stand it"
Kaiser Is the name of a big dog, with all
the affection and much of the intelligence
of a human being. One morning last week
be discovered the dead body of Rebecca
Ettleman, the 9-year-old daughter of his
master, lying at the bottom of an air shaft
in a Fourth street tenement, down which
she had fallen during the night. No one
heard her fall, and the dog, knowing that
something was wrong, sought the" father,
who was sleeping in a doorway, and,
awakening him, led him to where the body
lay. The family had come from Massa
chusetts on a visit. The night waa hot,
the quarters close, and all the Inmates of
the houee slept on roofs and fire escapes
and In doorways. This Is a typical tene
ment house tragedy.
"Evidently the chances of Roland B.
Mollneux for going free are pretty good,"
says a New York letter. "When the prose
cuting attorney admits that It will be bard
to convict the man he will try to prove
guilty the defendant may well feel hope
ful. Assistant District Attorney Osborne,
as tenacious and pitiless a prosecutor aa
ever sent a murderer to his doom, Is quoted
aa saying today that 'Mollneux has a fine
chance of acquittal, and there Is good prece
dent in law to Justify thla belief.' Os
borne added that he did not know of a
single case where a man convicted of mur
der, and securing a new trial, was ever
found guilty the second time of the same
degree of murderV Mollneux, sitting in his
cell in the Tombs, shares the opinion of
the assistant district attorney."
George Dewey Fong, a 16-year-old Chi
nese boy, Is said to earn a salary of $7,000
a year In a tea and coffee house in New
York City. Young Fong was born In Amer
ica, but both of hi parent are natives of
CMct. We received hla esrlv education
In the primary schools of California. Two
years ago he came east and settled In New
Jersey, where he became quite a favorite
of ex-Governor Voorhee. His brother was
the only Chinese officer In the British
army during the South African campaign,
and at present Is writing s book on soldier
life in South Africa.
Admirers of the late General Franz Slgel
propose to ask the New York city au
thorities to change the name of Cedar
park,, at One Hundred and Fifty-second
street and Mott avenue, to Slgel park, to
honor the memory of the patriot and sol
dier. General Slgel was s resident of the
Bronx for more than a quarter of a cen
tury, and bis friends say that as he was
the most prominent veteran of the civil
war who lived In that part of the city It
would be appropriate to commemorate his
patriotic services In such a substantial
way. Many public officials and citizens of
the Bronx favor the plan.
George Washington, a great-grandnephew
of the immortal president, waa a witness
In s New YorCity court a few days ago.
His great-grandfather, William Washing
ton, was the general's brother, but being a
tory left this country for England during
the war of the revolution. Later he settled
In Belgium. The twentieth century George
does not care for the reflected glory that
comes with his name, though no one has
greater veneration than he for the man
who was first in the hearts of his country
men. New York City revenues last year In
cluded $36,250 from concert licenses, $31,800
from theater licenses, $52,006 from a
charitable bequest, $29,400 from railroad
franchises, $19,500 from gas franchises.
$38,540 from licenses, $560 from the con
science fund (exclusive of $25 contributed
to this same fund la Brooklyn) and un
claimed salaries and wages to the amount
Mr. Stump of Maryland 1 on the stump
Morne Rouge ha become the "red ter
ror" to the people of Martinique.
There are 1,400 weather officials, and
each seems to have hi own opinion about
Tom Johnson thinks the whole system
nnder which he was able to amass s great
fortune Is radically wrong.
Philadelphia is to Import anthracite from
England ' to use in Ita schools, which 1
very much like shipping coal to Newcas
tle. Bishop Potter of New York annnounco
that he will have nothing more to do with
the settlement of the coal strike, which
move th Washington Post to wonder
ingly Inquire: "Can It be that the good
man is going to turn his attention to
At the reunion of the descendants of John
and Priscilla Alden at the Alden homestead
in Duxbury, Mass., on Thursday, It was
decided to have a genealogy of the Aldeus
printed, and Charles L. Alden of Hyde
Park, Mass., waa made chairman of the
committee to attend to It Over 250 mem
bers of the family were present at the re
union. One of the most interesting member of
tb party of Boer with th general who
went to England and have been over to
ee Mr. Kruger on th continent waa little
Lout Botha, the boy of 11, who ba prob
ably seen more fighting than any other
human being of his age. The child Is
called th "boy veteran" and has just
been placed In school at Brussels, where
everybody take blm for an English boy.
He talks English perfectly.
By all accounts Grand Duke Boris was a
spectacular feature of tho horse abow In
Newport the day he attended that func
tion. The rather kaleidoscopic costume
of hi royal highness Included a suit in
large gray plaids, a lemon-colored shirt
and silver gray tie; tan sboei, a white and
tan belt, fastened by a sbowy gold buckle
and a white straw hat trimmed with light
blue. A jeweled snake, curled in three
glittering colls, formed his ring, and th
much written about bracelet was in evl
dene whenever he gesticulated with hla
THR CONGRKION t CAMPAIGN.
Emerson Enterprise: John 8. Roblneon
Is a very nice man, but In hit three terms
In congress he has not been able to ac
rompltsh much, not even to secure rural
free delivery routes from Emerson. What
we want is a gocd energetic man like John
J. McCarthy, who is In accord with the
administration and who la right on all
Wayne Herald: A gentleman of opposite
political faith remarked the other day that
"that man McCarthy was one of the pleas
sntest fellows he ever met and, by George,
he believed be would have to vote for him
this fall because he was a splendid cltlien
and an able gentleman, even though their
politic were afferent."
McCook Tribune: Keep your good right
optic peeled for th return from the Four
teenth Judicial district, wherein Judge Nor
rls I beat known, and you will see that
old saw, "A prophet Is not without honor,
save In his own country," smashed. He
will get a roualng complimentary vote in
his district, which will come in very handy
in swelling his plurality In the Fifth con
Mlnden Gazette: Judge Norrls is get
ting around over the Fifth district and
making friends wherever he goes. People
are satisfied with the policy of Roosevelt's
administration and will express their ap
proval of It by the election of s congress
man in this district In touch with the ad
ministration, and who will assist in the
execution of legislation along the line of
the president' policy rather than one who
would be an obstructionist for the sak of
politic. Judge Norrls will be elected.
Beatrice Express: When Congressman
Hlnsbaw goes to Washington to assume
the duties of his office he will do mors than
draw his salary. Being a republican, he
will have the opportunity to do more, and
will certainly take advantage of it. There
Is S very good prospect that all the con
gressional districts of this state will end
republican representative to Washington
this year. Voter who have seen the fu
tility of sending pops and democrat to the
national capital are Just about resolved
that it doesn't pay.
Stanton Picket: The man who thinks
that J. J. McCarthy I not going to how
Long John hi heel when the core 1
crossed In November has not had his
trained ear to the ground listening to the
sounds which emanate from Mo's home
corner of the district Northeast Ne
braska, by which we mean the northeast
counties of this Third congressional dis
trict, are enthusiastic in his support It
is where he Is best knows that he I most
admired, and from his home county and th
counties bordering thereon he will receive
Wausa Gazette: The way J. 3. McCar
thy Is being received by voters all over the
district is causing Madison John consider
able worry and he Is every day coming to a
more full realization of the tact that be
has allowed bis name on the fusion ticket
once too many. The people of the Third
congressional district are a prosperous
and progressive people and are determined
to be rrpresented In the next congress by
a man who stand for prosperity and
progress and they are awake to tho fact
that thu republican candidate, J. J. Mc
Carthy, mis the bill.
Falls Olty Journal: The attempt to
elect Howard H. Hanks to congress cannot
succeed. It 1 Impossible, because our
people voa't have It that way. Two year
ago that realized that Hon. E. J. Burkett
was a ruccess as' a congressman. They
realized that their Interests bad never been
better looked after at Washington. As on
videncti of their appreciation they re
elected Ml'- Burkett by 8,000 majority. The
record of Mr. Burkett during his second
term bs confirmed the good Judgment of
the votum' -Hanka ls a young man, full
of ambtCUn and unuttered speech, but that
Is not wJuit the First congressional district
of Nebraska needs.
Bayard Transcript: Hon. Mose P. Kln-
kald, candidate for congress, Hon. John
Reese of Broken Bow and Captain W. H.
Corbln of Alliance will be among the hon
ored guests of the Grand Army of the Re
public tetinlqn a couple of days. We are
glad to announce this, as we wish every
voter In the district to meet our candidate
for congressional honors. Judge Klnkald.
The judge Is one of the best and most
pleasant aentlemen of our acquaintance and
we want our people to know him person
ally. While the Judge 1 not a brilliant
orator, he 1 honest, true and loyal, a good
friend, and will make for the Big Sixth a
capable and honored representative.
'Bradshsw Republican: Our fusion edi
tors all over the Fourth congressional dis
trict are making great claim for Congress
man Start' ability to secure special pen
sion legislation for the old soldier of this
district. Just for argument sake we are
going to admit that Mr. Stark has done
fairly wefll along this line, but In all can
dor we are going to ask our fusion brethren
to answer this most relevant question on
the special pension bill matter, and trust
they will not entirely Ignore our question,
but will 1ve us a clear and concise answer,
setting forth their reasons, etc. How many
special pension bills do you think Con
gressman Stark could have succeeded In
landing bad he been representing this dis
trict from March 4, 1893, to March 4, 1897?
We claim this question is relevant in this
case, and demand a straightforward an
swer. Our fusion brethren seem only to
see Stark In thla good work, never taking
Into consideration that a republican admin
istration has had more to do with this
work of special pensions than the doty
congresssian could have done under aa ad
ministration of bl own party, which aa a
party in the whole, dare not deny that
they are antagonistic to the pension sys
It' isn't everybody's luck to be a young man. It Isnt
every young man's luck to be well dressed. And yet that
isn't wholly a matter of luck. It's a question of clothes
and the place to get them.
It's satisfaction to provide clothing for the young man,
because they appreciate the care bestowed upon the style
and making. The young men are no more particular about
their clothes than we are, however '
$10.00 to $25.00
No clothing fits like ours."
Exclusive Clothiers and Furnishers.
TU & Wilcox, Manager.
tem in any form, either general or special.
Old soldiers who ar planning to vote for
Stark hould ask themselve the ques
tions: Could Ftark do anything for u, if
It were not for th friendliness of the
republican sdralnlstratlon? Is not Stark
opposed to the present administration T
Then what m I doing? Think well before
Tork Times: The republlcsn candidate
for congress In this district 1 an active,
ambitious and bright man. Just arriving in
the prime of bis manhood. He Is old enough
and has had enough experience with affairs
to avoid all dangr of mistakes from Inex
perience, and ha Is still at the opening of
hla career. Mr. Hlnshaw will take Into
his official duties the enterprise and energy
which characterise his campaign, and the
integrity which has characterized his pri
vate life. His Industry, his eloquence, his
affability and conscientious attention to
duty, make him a most promising candidate
and his popularity In the district 1 an as
surance of bis election.
Superior Journal: Will Norrls'or Shall
enberger do :he Fifth district the most
good? 1 hat's the question upon which
your vote should depend. Norrls belongs
to the dominant party; legislation that he
believes will be good for Nebraska, and
which you also believe will be good for
us, will receive attention when presented
by a republican to republicans. Shallen
berger belongs to but one wing of the
minority party. He would have. If elected,
not only the lack of aid from republicans,
but the active opposition of eastern demo
crats, who have no use whatever for a
soft money man elected with the aid of
populists. Their bitterness against such
men 1 shown by the fact that Bryan, pow
erful as he la among the soft money men
of the west and south, Is met with an Icy
reception whenever he crosses the Missis
sippi. What chance, therefore, la there for
a man like Shallenberger, wtth no special
prominence, to accomplish anythlc; In con
gress In the face of republican lnd'fference
and the hatred of the gold democrats?
There is none whatever. A voter literally
throws sway, for another two years, all
chance of aiding his district when he vote
for Shallenberger. ,
LINUS TO A SMILE.
Detroit Free Prsa: . She Did you ever
kiss a girl before?
He Am I doing this like a beginner?
Philadelphia Press: "Of all bodily ail
ments." said the suburbanite, "I think
ague Is the most paradoxical."
"How paradoxical?" Inquired Cltiman.
"It gives you the shake and sticks right
Pittsburg Chronicle: 'Iron may be good
for some folks' blood," remarked the worm,
an the angler ran the hook through him,
"but I know It will be the death of me."
And yet the fish that got the Iron a few
momenta later was simply carrlod awny
Brooklyn Life: "Do you think I am as
good looking as I was, papa?"
"What difference does it make, my dear.
If your character Is spotless?"
"But, papa, there is something higher In
life than the mere acquisition of charac
ter." Baltimore Herald: Beryl Was the bride
very wealthy? For It la rumored that ha
married her for her money.
Sibyl I should say so! Her father owp
a coal yard and an abattoir!
Philadelphia Press: "Pa," said litr.
WMllle, who was reading the evening papW,
"what does 'Gas Truaf mean?"
"Gas Trust, my son," replied hla father,
"means, for one thing, the absolute confi
dence we are compelled to have In the
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "Tou needn't be
at all afraid to speak to papa, Oeorge. I
am sure It will be all right."
"What makes you think so?"
"He asked me last ntijht what your busi
ness Is, and when I said you were a retired
coal dealer he smiled and said ha guessed
that settled It"
Chicago Tribune: The professional moun
tain climber's foot slipped when he was
near the summit, and he started for the
plain below by the shortest and most direct
Gosh!" he exclaimed, as he wont bump
ing from rock to rock. "If I live to reach
the bottom what a story this will make for
THE UNCROWNED KING.
S. E. Klser In Record-Herald.
The free-born citizen get up, when dew I
on the grass,
And see himself reflected In a trust-made
looking glass. ,
A trust controls the soap ha finds at length
upon the stand.
And through the favor of some trust he
takes his comb In hand.
His shoes, suspenders, shirt and socks, the
buttons on his coat.
His handkerchief, hla necktie and tho col
lar round bis throat
All came from factories that trust permit
A trust allows him to have coal to pile
upon the grate.
By yielding to the sugar trust he makes his
By bowing to the beef trust he may have a
steak to eat ;
The cracker trust, the flour trust, the coffee
trust likewise, ....
Takes tribute from the man who dwells
where Freedom' banner flies.
He rise fiom the tabl which a trust
leaves in hi care, ... .
And on the trust-made hall-tree finds a
trust-made hat to wear. ,
Now see the free-born citizen upon th
By paying tribute he may ride to where
his duties are.
He slta before a trust-made desk s trust
has said he may ' ,
And being free and equal ha tolls for the
trust all day; .
At night a trust provides his light and
when his prayer are said . '
The uncrowned king devoutly kneels beside
a trust-made bed.
Thus all his trust's bound up In trust that
treat him a they please.
He lives through favor of the trusts, to
them he bends his knees;
Ah, let u trust that when ha dies and
leaves th.s world of case.
Some trust will wsft him to the skies and
give him glory there.
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