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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, MAHCII 7, 1903.
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Isn't It a trifle parly , for the sifting
tommlttee to set up shop at Lincoln?
.Those sensitive senators prefer to
have the bouse Cannon pointed some
The Wabash strike situation rein
forces the doctrine that the corporation
which controls the courts ned not
bother about the lawmakers.
Deprived of the perennial pastime of
balloting for United States senator, It is
ao wonder .the Delaware legislature bas
to have other novelties to keep up the
The proposed new Nebraska revenue
bill makes a pamphlet of eighty-six
pages. It is not so much what Jt. con
tains as what it does not contain' that
. Nebraska's senators at- Washington
want it distinctly understood that they
ire still In deadlock on district attor
ney and that President Roosevelt alone
holds the key that will open It
From later developments it .seems
that the expert in French linguistics
who recently gave performances
Omaha must have Invaded territory
which due of our specialists in pulpit
gymnastics thought waa exclusively his
While the sugar bounty claims are
being smoothly . logrolled through the
legislature, It should not be forgotten
that the claims of the farmers who
raised sugar' beets on .the strength ,of
the bounty should not be entirely over
Notice has been formally served In
the United States senate that the mem
Iters reserve to themselves the exclusive
right of calling each other names and
will brook no Interference with their
prerogative by members of the lower
branch of the national legislature. . -
fAtLVRE or CURRETtCT LEGISLATION. '
The failure of congress to enact any
currency legislation is a matter of stub
general, interest that the entire com
munity, producing and consuming, is
Interested in it . We have seen recently,
in "financial opera tVotw,' the difficulties
growing out of the fact that the money
market is to a very largo extent depend
ent upon tlie national treasury. This
has been the case from year to year
nd under the existing conditions must
continue to be the case. All that Is ab
sorbed In tho treasury outside of the
customs receipts is. held there and this
means that many' trillions are annually
kept out of the hands of the people
and locked up in the Vaults of the treas
ury where there ls.no advantage to the
inoney market and very ' little to the
The effect of this is not' good. ..The
business of the- country should not be
deprived of any of the money paid into
the national treasury that is not abso
lutely pecessary to meet the require
ments of the government The policy
f piling up a great surplus in the na
tional, treasury is not approved by any
party. The most that should be done
is to maintain such a surplus as will
place the government In absolutely
good condition under all circumstances.
Senator Aldrlch, in deploring the failure
of his bill to enable the government to
increase deposits with the national
banks and to otherwise Increase the
currency supply, for which the demo
crats of the senate wore chiefly respon
slble, said that the result of the failure
of that measure would be injury to the
business Interests of the country. He
declared that It would Impair confidence
and would have the effect of curtailing
business and injuring trade. We have
a great deal of confidence in the opinion
of Senator . Aldrich, but in this partfeu
lar matter we, are compelled t,o, think
that he is mistaken. We do not doubt
that it would be expedient to allow a
more liberal deposit of government
funds with national banks than is now
permissible, but it is a question whether
the conditions provided for under the
Aldrich bill would have the re
sults to be desired. In fact, the
protest of the Chicago and other
western bankers appears to show con
cluslvely that the effect of that pro
posed legislation would be of no benefit
The simple fact is that the legitimate
business of the country Is not suffering
in the least for currency and there Is
no danger that it Is likely to do so In
the near future. There is no doubt it
would be wise to allow the national
treasury to keep Its surplus among the
people, but this should not be done at
any sacrifice to the public.
A German professor recently asked I use free transportation as a bait to se-
whnt this country has done in the in-1 cure freight shipments. Their Intense
terest of civilization. A man who could I desire to find a way to put a stop to
Again the Hon. Dick Croker declares he
itnaa tint Infant Ia enm home, tils last
ask that question must confess himself this practice Has, however, suddenly hau, mu.t h,ve msd. him comfqrtable.
ignorant of the progress of the Inst half I abated now that the new antl-rebnte j
century. or,lndlfferent to the Influence I law" brings the meaus ready at hand.
which American institutions have been 1 This Is apparently another case of
exerting upon the world for nearly an I wanting what was not to be had and
hundred years. It would seem a waste then not wanting it after it has come
of time to undertake to convince such a within reach.
mind an that of the Rorlin urofessor of
bo f.n iw u,fin n.itrmii nn,il The selection of Senator Gorman as
American Influence have been the most runirman or the democratic senatorial
John F. Fray, postmaster at Marlboro,
Mass, has lust been reappointed post
master, a position he has held since April
26, 1865, under eight different presidents.
The wiseacres in the territorial legisla
ture ot Oklahoma are considering Improve
ments In the came of "seven up," with a
view to Incorporating the reforms In a
The governor of Indiana recently signed
OTHFR I.AnS Till CURS.
One need only compare the condition of
the Bulgarians with that of their brethren
In race who live Just beyond the southern
boundary of the Independent principality
to see how blighting I the rule ot ths
Turks. The politicians who carry on the
government of Bulgaria are not much to
boast of, but the Bulgarian peasants (and
that class makes up practically the whole
population) are 200 years ahead of their
neighbors to the south In all the amenities
of life. Their houses are none of the
cleanest and their roads are fathomless
mires, but they are not slaves to the soil,
Fif'y Years ihe Standard
powerful factors in the last centurv In P"' mn b0 WPected to call forth witnout proper examination a dih providing llk. the RuMag; th.y are lightly taxed.
! ... . .-.. another protesting rmtorv from Colonel ror ,M "P" " unclaimed Domes, ncxi h,Te falr .dneatlonBi facilities "" 'heir
unt uni iuk i lit; u(muiuus ul umuniuu a uu i - -
the policies of governments. No one 1,r"n- lr in s leaaersnip is roi
who Is at all familiar with the blstorv low ea- "e ansn Lity piatrorm win
of the nast half a century can doubt cm "8 ngure ln-determlning the policy
for a moment thnt this rennbllo has ex- 01 tne minority inr congress than the
erted a' greater power and influence constitution of the late confederacy
upon the affairs of civilized mankind
morning he discovered the law contained
a Joker which annuls pending prosecutions I
of persons indicted for grave robbing.
The Pennsylvania house ot representa
tives has passed a bill Increasing the sala
ries of the Judges of the several courts of
the state by 1207,000 a year. By the law
tVia fhlnf tnattriA rt th annrpmA rnllrt will
It Is up to the State Banking board to receive a salary of $10,600 a year, an in-
children, enjoy practically democratic free
dom In politics and constitute an absolute
democracy, socially speaking. While . not
rolling In wealth, they know nothing ot
poverty and want, and the establishment
early In the Independent history of the
principality of an excellent syste.n of ag
ricultural loan banks has preserved them
thnu any Other nation and there is ev- ' c""'-e """""H u" receive a salary of 110,600 a year, an in- from the village usurer, who Is tho curse
ery reason to believe that this will be Bn8Wpr "e arraignment made against crease of 12,000, and six associate Justices of the Russian moujlk and tho Indian ryot
more rmtonf In the future thnn In the " lue -ann-on unty grand Jury. II -
past. In ft word the power of the United
States Is steadily growing and It Is In
the Interest of progress In every direc
the state board can be so easily imposed The constitution of Tennessee provides
.. ..... iw ii,e lUK tnelr profe8g,OI! dedicated to God. and the
iui leiorenee to tne DanK under in- care of souls, and ought not to be diverted
vestlgatlon, it should adopt new methods from the great duties of their functions
that will prevent repetition.
JLAVThESS SUPPLY PURCHASES.
The controversy in the lower house
of the legislature over the heavy bills
presented for payment for furniture,
carpets, stationery, blue books and in
cidentals purchased for the use of the
legislature without specific authority
forcibly calls the attention of the law
makers to the bad precedents estab
lished years ago under pretext of fore
stalling the wants of the legislature.
Ten years ago a great scandal was
uncovered by the Investigation of the I platter.
claims for furniture and supplies pur
chased by former Secretary of State
Allen for the use of the legislature.
That generous guardian of . the state
seals had bought .his furniture from a
drug house at retail druggist's prices
and his ' disinterested enthusiasm
prompted him to Invest in solid silver
ink stands for the speaker and clerk
of the house and double-action rockers
at double prices .for members of both
One of the articles of Impeachment
There are a great many excellent Judges
nrmly committed to the notion that the
etnglng of congress was as bad as ita legis
lation. - ,
Official statistics, founded upon the cen
sua of 1900, reveal some interesting and
significant facts concerning the increase ot
the Polish element In Prussia. Not long
Bvn fmifit vnn nitetnw Mlrl thftt the PnllRh
therefore no uintater ot the gospel, or problem was the most Important question
priest of any denomination whatever, shall 1 jn Prussian home politics. On December
be eligible to a seat in either house of the 1900, g,so5,749 persons of Polish or kin
legislature. t' dred stock were enumerated, as against
Tom Harris, a colored man of Larchmont, I 2,922,475 on December 1, 1890. The Polish
N. Y., was a candidate for collector ot taxes I population, therefore. Increased by 338,274
Giving; Destiny Boost.
An original representative wants -Presi
dent Roosevelt to annex Canada. There Is
nothing so picturesque in this nation as the
easy, offhand way in which congress every
now and then hands around destiny on a
Wall Street's III Will.
St. Louis Republic.
Wall street Is said to be fighting. Presi
dent Roosevelt with all the power at Its
command. If the strenuous president's
friends can only bring the American people
'to believe this story he will become more
formidable than ever as Id candidate for
the republican presidential nomination next
year. The president's friend are not bad
press agents. ,
Joat to Keep Awake.
Some of our democratic contemporaries I an amendment.
against "Champagne Johnny Allen" was re fussing around a great deal about their
before the republican convention of the
town hall last week and, although the negro
population ot the town is large, he was de
feated by a vote of 34 to 90. He says he had
a great deal of fun out of the canvass and
scared the republicans out ot a year's
The two Joneses in the senate John P.
of Nevada and James K. of Arkansas went
out on March 4 and left that body without a
representative bearing the honored name of
Jones for the first time since 1S72. There
is no Smith in the senate now, but this Is
made up by the . surplus of Clarks. There
are three' in the senate one from Mon
tana, one from Wyoming and one from Ar
The people ot New Hampshire are to vote
on Tuesday, March 10, upon nine proposed
amendments to the constitution of their
state which were prepared by the late con.
stltutlonal convention. One will confer the
right of suffrage upon women. Another,
which excited much interest in the conven
tion, relates to the regulation of trusts.
A majority of the votes cast will legalize
In ten years. The number of persons who
spoke PollBh as their mother toncue was
3,063,490, as against 2,766,101 In 1900. The
proportion of Poles to the total popula
tion decreased from 9.23 per cent in 1890
to 8.89 per cent in 1900. On the other band,
the number of persons who spoke the Ger
man and Polish increased from 103,112 In
the former census to 164,221 In the latter.
Only the agricultural provinces of east
and west Prussia show a decrease of the
Polish In proportion to the total popula
tlon, while In Silesia, one of the seats of
the mining Industry, the proportion has
risen from 24.05 to 25.22 and In the indus
trial province of Westphalia from 1 per
cent to S.16 per cent. The old division of
the Poles Into three classes of nobles
priests and country folk is gradually dis
appearing, and the Polish Influence has
been greatly strengthened by the rise of a
flourishing commercial class In the towns
The agricultural laborer ot Polish na
tionality has in many cases become a
miner or an Industrial workman. As a
Pole "is generally a Roman Catholic, there
has been in some places an accession to
based on his over-zealous anxiety to lf u were - aue.tlon of ,om8 ..
please the Incoming legislature and put terest. As long as Bryanlsm lingers in the
(ho Marleal center, but this Is counterbal
Some moons ago the police department of anced ty the rlae of a naUonal Polish party
of radical tendencies in upper SlleBla.
money in the pockets of contractors
willing to take the risk of collecting
their extravagant claims But such
things seem to be very easily forgotten
as well aa forgiven in Nebraska and
legislature after- legislature has been
compelled to wrestle with claims for un
authorized purchases made on the as
mind of the country, the democracy won't
; make any trouble, and by the time that is
forgotten ths party can be relied upon to
hit itself a whack with something else.
TBM RAILROAD RATE QUESTION.
In regard to tho movement for a gen
eral advance In railroad freight rates,
the New York Journal of Commerce tions legally or even illegally Incurred.
observes that some of the arguments not,ce sb.ou.hJ. be served on all present
It la Very C-Iear Now,
From the revelations now being made of
the state of affairs in the British army and
some of the demorallzlna Influences nervart.
sumption that the legislature will not Ing it, it is alight wonder that the small
repudiate a debt for materials or mer- rmT of Boers kept up successful re
chandise furnished by order of a state 18;nc o ng 'a that British prestige
suffered so severely, in the struggle with"
o nicer. , n,,!. -.nvii. .,. ...... 1 ....
is it noi snout time ior one legisia- in the most arlBtocratlc regiment is a spirit
ture, at least, to plant its foot firmly which accounts for much formerly lncom
against these abuses? While the state P'enensibie,
cannot afford to repudiate just obliga
te. Louis notified Circuit Attorney Folk,
prosecutor of boodlera, that communica
tions between the department and the at
torney would he in writing.' ' "As you
please," responded the attorney. "The next
communication you will receive from this
office will be in the form of indictments."
Mr. Folk kept his word. Last week the
police were handed a bunch.
Although great care was taken not to of
fend native susceptibilities on the occasion
of the recent great Delhi ooronatlon Dur
bar, it appears that at least one bad blun
der was made by the officials la chargo ot
the arrangements. Mohammedan feeling has
been much excited by the fact that a party
Hlghstt Honors World's Fair
Highist ttsts U.S. Gov't Chtmlst
FWIOB SAKINO POWOC OO.
J 1 , 1 ...
commonwealth. The gro'jnd had become
so parched and dry that it cracked, and
the fissures thus formed became the re
ceptacles of heated air. When the long.
prayed-for downpour of rain came at last
the water met the hot air In these fissures,
and little geysers and volcanoes were man
ufactured in a moment. Many farmers,
hearing the explosions and seeing columns
ot steamy stuff arising from the earth, won
dered what new plague had come to afflict
them, and whether they were out of the
frying pan Into the fire.
Mrs. Muggins How did you break your
husband of swearing?
Mrs. Muggins I gave the alarm clock
away and Imd the telephone taken out.
"Prof. Loeb says that calcium sails will
cure diseased nerves-."
"Is that so? 1 supposed calcium was
better for the lights." Cleveland Plain
A Pennsylvanlan tella of one of the of the Viceregal guests took luncheon in
methodB by which Senator Quay holds con- the Jumma Musjld one of the holiest ot
trol of the Keystone state. "One time 1 Mohammedan holy places. One correspond-
wrote him," says this man, "asking a ent speaks of the affair as a "picnic," but
favor, which he granted at once, appar- other accounts say that visitors were ac-
ently glad to do so. About two years later commodated with seats on the mosque in
I received by mail my own letter, across order to view the state entry into the town,
the back of which waa written: 'Dear Jlmi and that the luncheon which gave offense
Will you do so and so for me?' It was took place pn this occasion, when Mohara-
alrned bv Mr. Ouar. and von bet I Inst no medans were specially outraged by the
time In doing as he asked. He's a wonder, I consumption of ham sandwiches upon the .
"And you permitted that strange young
man to kiss you?"
"No, mamma. He didn't g've mo Hint-."
"I wouldn't marry you if you were the
last man on earth!
"Oh, yes, you would, for 1 sliould ak.
you Just the same." Chicago Tribune.
"Yes, he left the old roof and the dear
old domestic hearth."
"Too bad. Why did ho do It?" .
"Well, the roof leaked, and the chimney
smoked, and there never was muoh senti
ment about him." Cleveland riain, Dealer.
"I should like to know why," said th
Intellectual Grubber, "money is called
"Because," simpered the Cheerful Idiot,
"everybody kneads It."
"I don't believe that man ever deceived
anybody in his life," said the euthuslastlo
"And yet," said Senator Sore-hum, "you
want me to give lilm employment. You
don't suppose I have time to teach him tho
rudiments of the business, do you?" Wash
"Who's de ole puy w'nt Just went by?"
asked the telegraph hnesf enger.
"De ole guy wld de dinky whlnkers?"
replied the office boy; "aw, he's de owner
is Matthew Stanley Quay."
congress. Of Jthe S3 democrats, 26 will be
frrfm the southern states, leaving only
seven to represent directly the rank and
file of the democratic party in the north
Partr Lines In the Senate.
, Springfield Republican.
The seating of two -republican senators
In behalf of the movement are pot al-1 and future state officers that, they are I from Delaware carries the number of repub
n -iJr '.t'v.i-.. A, ..lpTrwJfHe.1 in i rpsr-v-r ths ' T'tft rJ,. I In the Upper hamber tip to 67,
..vwcK m,uuu:. " iuit!u oui.iutti , i: ;rvr.r. Ming them ,.wur .t 24 m the next
tne, argument mat, rates may fairly be i"'ua
advanced because the demand for tmns- the sta1te frm Incurring liabilities De
portation facilities is in excess of the fore, n appropriation is voted by a leg
supply. In order to check the demand l8,aturc unless Indeed It is in an ex
..... I rpnirrltnawir fmnyrvrr rt t s a nnn1 Vi I
ana estawisn an equilibrium, ignores j .j w buuib and west are by far th9 larKer part of the
the fact that railroad transportation' Is unforeseen calamity. The practice of democratic electorate according to the
a public business which is bound to ,nve8t,ng m new rurniture. new carpets votes cast at every, presidential election.
meet the demand without checking it. ana Dew wau tor ery succeed- . .',' , . ,. '
to provide for,a!l that exists, and that " uu loresutiung tne Philadelphia Pres.
this business JS not SUbiect to free com. "'" Sru- The United Stat alinrem. rnnrt v..1pf.
ing tne legislative manuals is not only day upheld the constitutionality of an act
wasteful but pernicious. When the P' the Mississippi legislature Imposing a
state buvs merchnndine on rrAdlr hofnr ate tax on Bleeping cars. The Pullman
an appropriation is made it is but nat
ural for the merchant who takes the
"OLD SOLDIERS ARB SUREST."
Years an I'nfalr Test of Physical and
1VIJ. Mental . Capacity. '
" Army and ' Navy Journal.
No law could he too drastic which per
mitted the retirement of an officer who was
for any cause unfitted for the serious re
sponsibilities ot command; that is, always
premises. It Is said that the feeling was
so strong that the visitors were tne od
Jects of a hostile demonstration as they
left, and that stones were thrown. A
military correspondent declares that the
Mohammedans gave out that they would
not allow Buropeans to UBe the mosque 'n
order to see ths fireworks: and that in
consequence of this troops were sent down
to keep the streets, and twenty, rounds of
ball cartridge were served out to eacn
man. If there be any truth in this story
and west. Yet the democrats of the north Provlae,l ucn Uw could be enforced ,t ,aln that the Mohammedan emotion.
must have been stirred very deeply, una
London Journal asks what would have been
thought if any of the guests at King Ld
ward'a coronation had beguiled the tedium
of the long wait in Westminster abbey with
liquor and tobacco?
petition.' under which . facilities can
readily expand to meet an Increased
demand. Another consideration that is
Jgnored U that the Increase and im
nrovement of transnortatloi fneiiitina
during the past tea years, especially rl8, to pad nls bllls out of aU ProP'r
the Increase In the nower nf inmmn. I
tlves and the capacity of cars, bas re- " U the man,lfest dutv of he ferf"-
snlted In a anharantlnl w1l- I- v. lature to cal1 a hal n this mode of
cost per ton thlle. As to the cost of
with absolute impartiality, and not to be
used to promote the ambition of some offi
cer, or to punish an efficient officer because
he might chance to have "winning ways to
make folk, hate htm," especially those in
power. Age 1. not positive, but relative.
One man may be' older physically at 54 than
another at 64. It i. only necessary to at-
Certain French papers have lately been
company resisted ?he payment ot the tax
and carried the matter to the supreme
court, alleging that it was an interference
with Interstate commerce. The company
will now pay the tax or stop running its
cart through Mississippi. But in taking
the question to the supreme court the
Pullman company will probably lead other
states to follow the course of Mississippi in
doing business by Joint resolution that
extensions and improvements, this ha, WlU be f'nt to law, serving notice VXm7 tha'
for thn mn-t nart- mM , U! UPQ a whom it may concern that tM lma Wy tax bin. wm b
tend one of the Loyal Legion dinners, for devoting muoh space in the effort to prove
example, to sea what sturdy trencher men, tnat Gibraltar is no longer the key to ths
and how full of all the Indications cf prac- Mediterranean and that modern stetm-
tically undiminished physical and mental driven ships have destroyed its usefulness
capacity, men past the retiring age may be. to England as a fortress. On this account
And lf we look abroad into the world of they are warning Europe to watch closely
diplomacy, of business, of finance, of law, the designs of perflde Albion on the op-
or turn to others of the great Industries, we posits Moroccan coast. In reply to this
find men over 62 or 64 bearing with ease English papers are pointing out that Olbrnl-
burdens that would sit very heavily upon tar has sever been the key to the Medlter-
younger shoulders. Plerpont Morgan, who I ranean save in the sense of a point
is carrying a heavier load of great enter- d'appui for the British navy and partlcu-
n almost any other man, would, I larly the Mediterranean fleet., While it Is
It will be, very, gratifying news to
South Omaha's postmaster that ex-Congressman
Mercer Is no longer urging
his removal, but will be content to
leave the choice of his successor to the
president. . It would seem as If sour
grapes grow even In the merldlanal
climate of Washington.
The British military authority de
clares that the United States will enjoy
tremendous advantages In a campaign
against Canada because of strategical
superiority. That Is consoling Informa
tion, but. there is no intention on the
part of the United States to make usa
of these advantages unless forced to do
so by ' Just provocation The two na
tions have dwelt In peace and harmony
as neighbors so long that even a neigh
borhood quarrel 4s out of the question.
The Burgess bill changing the
metnod of letting county contracts for
stationery and ' printing supplies
should when enacted Into law effect a
material savifig for the taxpayers of
Pouglas county. As the' largest county
In the state In point of r)opulatloa and
business, the. supply bills ot Douglas
county are much larger than In other
counties. Under such circumstances
our - representatives In the legislature
ought to be among the active supporters
of the Burgess bill. 1
'V. t- ' . i u
The claims committee of the bouse Is
expected to recommend tne payment of
more than $40,000 tor bounties on wolf
scalps. Whether the crop of wolves
was raised In Wyoming and Colorado or
whether they sprouted out of the earth
In the prairie dog villages, of the semi
trtd region of Nebraska Is not disclosed.
There Is a well-founded' suspicion, bow
eves, that wolf scalping has become a
profitable Industry and ' bounty claim
agents have donned sheep's clothing to
cover up the coyotes-that are trying to
raid the treasury. .
hereafter the state will not hold itself
responsible for debts incurred without
specific appropriations . for commodities
supplied for any department or institu
Eiteaalve plana (or IrrlKatlon.
, Minneapolis Journal.
The far-reaching plans for Irrigation ot
the arid west through-the assistance ot
the powerful national government are
slowly turning into facts. Yesterday a
contract was let for a dam across the
Snake river in Idaho that, with two large
for the most part been paid out of vhe
proceeds or increased capitalization and
the purpose of the outlays has been
not only to Increase the volume of busi
ness but to lessen the cost of opera
tion In proportion to the volume.
ine simpie irutn is tnat there Is very I A delegation of the so-called interna-
Httln tia 1 .nK..nld 1 ....... . . """r ,u
,-iuu, 1U iUW argu- iionai Bteei ana Uoooer I'late Printers' main itp,B. win Mim mannn
meats of the, railroads for advancing association, which occupies in organized ' fertile land. It is well known that a
races, xney nave taken advantage of labor the position of the three tailors "r-c',e irrigated farm la equal in pro
the prosperity of. the cAntr t .nrf LfTi.. -i-i ,1 ductlvlty to a 160-acre nonlrrlgated farm.
... . . . . . ' ...u.cu iu 0 th-t .,,- the Bnake river reclamation
H Iwn , UUUUUDU?ulr tm r tne Whole popuIaUon Of Indon, has will provide 8,B00 farms, or, probably,
policy will be maintained as long as the I spontaneously ' arisen as one man to homes for about , &o,ooo ' people, and tha
Dosinees or tne country can stand It recommend David II. Mercer to the post vlllaKe' and clt,e wUl hav rom 25'000
It Is one of the thlnn hnw.... v.l j, . . 1 to 60,000 more. And all this will come from
... w.., ul miti-iuc vi iuo i inn u Biuies census.
"'clalc sirongiy to produce It will be remembered that the same
a reaction in domestic business and order of International plate engravers
may even affect our competition with ventured to inieet itself into ti, an
other countries In the trade of the gresslonal campaign of this district last
the watering of only 840,000 acres! And
before Uncle Sam . is through with his big
job he will turn ' water onto 100,000,000
KO SHOW OX EARTH.
to defend Itself against any foreign foe,
but as a matter ef fact-that is onlv a
small part of the nation's power.
The truth Is that the great source of
fall as voicing the sentiment of organ-
izea lanor, wnne every trades union In David Bennett nut Advised to G
Omaha was solidly arrayed In opposl- Away Baca and sit Down.
tlon to Mercer. Why the International k Vnrii worit
copper plate scratohers should interest N The attempt to revive the talk of David
themselves so much in a man who is B- 11111 8 candidate for president is
meeting with very little success. And the
Mr. Hill forfeited the
pendous tolly and short-sightedness in the
management of last year's campaign. There
TH47 RATIONAL POWER.
Tha United States; is not only the first
power In the .world. In respect of na
tional resources, but also in the matter
of Its financial Dower. This is a fact
1. 1 a. . . I tint lr nrkvn tn hava holii an- MilaMAn
wuu-n is not commonly understood tv " l ....n i. nh.im,.
our people. : The average man thinks of PP" plate engraving business in confidence even of those who believed
our country aV simply ette'that Is able I or out ' t0llreM 18 a niy8tery that no his cunning, if in nothing elae, by his s
retiow can nno out The only inference
to be drawn from the Incident is that
the three copper .plate tailors at some
period or other were favored with an
the navy or in the army, be re
duced to Innocuous desuetude by his age,
Similar examples might be multiplied In
Activity In an army or navy officer is a
most essential factor in war. As a rule,
taking the whole history of war, it has un
doubtedly been the young men who have
accomplished great results in the field.
though the old fellowa have done some
nrattv tall snrlntlnsr. and made our enemies
wish that they had to deal with men of less passing through.
experience and less sobriety and coolness of
judgment, as witness Dewey and Sampson
In the navy; Miles, Toung and Chaffee In
the army', and It Is only in war that ca
pacity for physical action tells. A 'type
writing machine -can furnish sufficient ac
tlvlty for n officer In high command under
the ordinary conditions of peace, provided
it Is directed by brains and experience. The
old soldier and sailor element Is to be val
ued at all times, and especially la an army
In process of reconstruction, as our army la
now. As John Webster says: "Is not old
wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest,
old wood burn brightest, old linen wash
whitest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are sur
est, and old lovers are soundest.
true that modern guns might carry across
the strait the chances of hitting a warship
in motion are all but nothing. It Is no
longer regarded as anything mora than a
supply station for the navy, but as such
tt is as Important as ever. 'England could
not hope to command tha strait, even it it
had fortresses on the other side, without
the help of its navy. There are thirteen
miles ot water at the narrowest point aid
no land guns could prevent a fleet from
A I.ITTI.K THE RANKEST EVER.
Sample of Outraged Home Rule li
Corporation-Ridden Rhode Island.
Some recent revelations regarding Rhode
Island bring that state out as a close torn-
An association has been formed by some
of the most prominent men la England to
force Parliament to authorise the forma
tion of a royal commission which shall in
vestigate the question of feeding England
in time of war. In a recent manifesto It
is pointed out that more than halt of tha
41,000,000 who make fie population of the
country have an income which averages
less than 50 shillings a week. 8even mil
lion do not average 23 shillings. In caas
of war, even the fear ot shortage would
Immediately bring iood to famine prices
and It would be but a short time before
the conditions became intolerable. The
Idea of this new association Is the ulti
mate establishment of great granaries
which would hold a reserve supply of food.
A curious feature of the break-up of the
protracted and devastating drought la Aus
tralia waa the number of miniature vol
canic explosions In. various parts of the
nt Ha nitner."
"An" who's de guy wld Mm?"
"Shi nnn't tt kbv. He aln t no guy;
dafs de sportin" editor." Philadelphia
A chap who had once llv-cd In Mich.,
Remarked, "I will make but one wlon.,
With a good hook and line,
For naught else -I'd pine, ' ' '!
If In Mich., I could just fleh!" ' ' 1
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
A LENTEN SOLILOQUY. .
W. I. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
Ah, no. I shall not eat
The tempting things
The watermelon sweet;
Nor yet the cantaloupe';
Nor early peas;
Are quite beyond my scope.
Strawberries In their box?
I'll have them not
It is the price that shocks!
No tempting meats I'll buy
, No cut that bakes;
The prices are too high.
One time my fancy was ,
, For eg-ga. But, say
Are 86 per dos.
Tis not that I am good, i
Nor yet am bad,
I could not lf I would. -
It is a fast I keep.
I see ahead
Thing, waking or asleep.'
'TIs not the stints that sting.
But 'tis that I .
New bonnets In the spring!
-THE NAME a tVt RYrfllNC"
No 048 it
THE ESTEUKOOK STEEL PEN CO
WHu,C4nulu.N.J. MJolw Strut N.r.
t iiinrarMiissir wrr r --rniriir"
was a golden opportunity for the democrats I petltor of Pennsylvania for the worst gov
the national strength of the United or6r tor one of DaTe' tuagBlflwnt In
states j'a in Its pod.tIve jcapaclty and tralts ,n metal at the exPeu8e of Uncle
Tt i.nnmiAni f . -1 I DBUl,
..... luuuLtai ai uYii; a 11 u eu
terprise.- .There are very few of
peole who understand how vast this is. that tue decision rendered by him In the
or who iiave any corhprehension of theJ trust case will be allowed to stand
irnH r iiAiia and i, -..t, i
Vk .y 7T.uu.r1u1 sources without appeal to higher courts. The
pr the eountry of which they are a part. new ' legislation enacted by congress
in tne eourse ofv a-speech at the late covers many of the points Involved in
I T f ., r wemoer presented the beef trust case, especially those re
in detail what Had been accomplished iatng to railway rebates, so that the
commercially, and , lndnstrtally by the meat packers would have nothing to
United States in the ' last twenty-live gain by appeal even if they should ultl-
, . ... ,.. mH ouuerulEe lo re mately wln out and uniegg tllere u
Wj'w br,efl7 th"t a8,P1',n,I1 w something in It for them they have no
ord, but thern. 1. nothing to to.ual It In incentive to pursue the litigation fur-
" 7 I1 or world's history. ther. In the meanwhile the meat pack
in me increase) of population. In the ers merger must remain a mere matter
growin ot weaitn, m the progress of In- 0f speculation,
vention and in the advancement of cfvil-1 . e
Ustlon and al which. that Implies the I Railroad passenger agent have con-
United States has been the foremoat I stantly lamented the fact that condl
amdng'thsT nations of the modern world. I tlon of competition compelled them to
to carry New York.' -All that Was neces
sary was to nominate Judge Parker for gov
ernor upon a sound democratlo platform,
Mr. Hill was In absolute and unquestioned
control of the situation. Instead of nom
inating Judge Parker he put forward Coier
f r r Ik. u inn nhvUn. ..van tn nnltflf.
v.. J , . I ' 1 " " - - . ......
luuge uruacup eprf-B me opinion kmdergartners. that Mr. Coler. it elected
would not stand In the way of bis ambition
to be president. As lf this were not enough,
Mr. Hill, without announcement or any dls
tussion, thrust into the state platform
the boldest and most startling piece of
socialism and centralisation ever suggested
in a convention that called itself demo
cratic a demand tor the federal ownership
and management of the anthracite coal
mines. It was impossible that this should
have been meant seriously for Mr. Hill Is
an able lawyer and has proclaimed himself
a democrat. It waa too palpably meant to
"catch votes" out ot the distress caused by
the coal famine. Is a leader who showed
himself capable of such a stupid blunder
and such unprincipled shiftiness aa Mr.
Hill was guilty , of at Saratoga likely to
hava any standing aa a presidential candl
date? Ot a politician who has the conn
Aence of neither wing of his party, nor of
the .Independent ..voters, is it too much to
say that he la "impossible?
eminent In the country worst in
to administer public affairs In ths interests
of the whole people. The slate Is corpora
tion-ridden, and the legislature carries out
the popular will only when no Interest of
consequence la involved. This la the
A flagrant Instance of legislative Indiffer
ence to any possible consequence likely to
follow from Ignoring a verdict ot the voters
Is found In tha experience of the people of
Block Island, part of Rhode Island, but
several miles out at sea. It Is thus pe
culiarly fitted to enjoy its local legislation
without Interference even from the influ
ence of the nearest township or county.
Last November ths voters of Block island
refused to license saloons, either for the
ensuing year or from June to Octobercov
ering the resort season when the Island Is
vlalted by thousands.
The stats senator from the district In
cluding the island entered into a deal by
which the legislature, for the benefit ot a
hotel on the island, owned by the same of
ficial, enacted a special law annulling the
no-license vote and commanding tha town !
council to appoint commissioners to grant
licenses from June to October. All this
waa done, and now the people of Block
island wonder why they voted
a PAIR i? OR PAIR
Means a pair of suspenders tor each pair of trousers.
That's what every man man ought to have.
lf It's one pair or Svs pair, we have what you want, as we have
five styles snd colors of a new LUle suspender of the "Crown"
manufacture, .that are out of the ordinary; light In weight, but heavy
and strong in service.
On sals today at 50c a pair.
5 different colors in different windows.
Notice them on loth street side.
XO CWTUINQ FITS LIKE WES.
M. i. WMmm. JTsMemi
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