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President Roosevelt baa taken to the
woods, but sot because anyone is after
The twenty-eighth session of the Ne
braska . legislature is no more. Obitu
Perhaps the Gophers might be able
to resurrect a few of Mercer's last fall
At any rate the .municipal elections
knocked several political stars out' of
the democratic presidential firmament.
Though it's a trifle early for the tor
nado season, a few healthy specimens
must bare broken out of the hothouse.
"Go K blind? Is the Gopher motto.
Omaha people, however, have gone It
blind into ' the corporation camp too
often.-- - , . r-
The wBtfdotf the eltr halt has not
disclosed the profound "secret that the
office of 'comptroller bus become a city
warrant sharing shop. . -
Shall the corporations own the next
council as they hare the present conn
cil? ' The people must' answer at the
primaries "afad the yolls. " -
Governor' Mickey now has it glorious
opportunity to use the pruning knife on
the appropriation bills with no pospl
blllty of baring his vetoes overrlddea
The republican party stands for a fvee
ballot ..and' .an honest count. A. repub
lican nomination procured by fraud or
coercion- will not be worth par an a
draft on republican support.
Admiral, (Schley, continues to receive
ovation, wherever ha navels in all sec
tions cf the country. Ills popularity
aeema to keep on the crest of the wave
despite the shaking up of the sea. '
Senator Clark of Montana is volun
teerlng to install a. street railway sys
tem lit Los Angeles guaranteeing S-cent
fares.. Senator Clark should not. con
fine, hja operations to the Pacific coast
titles. .. i . . -
With King Christian of Denmark eel
ebrarlbg his eighty-fifth birthday, and
other crowned 'heads of Europe enjoy
lng rtpe old age, modern royalty need
hare tab apprehension of being dragged
down by overwork to a premature
It,eme- to have' come to tha point
where a majority of the members of
Omaha's city council do hot' dare even
answer to roll call uutil they" have first
secured permission from' the eorpora
tlonn managers. In -what other city
woipd the people tamely submit to such
an outrage? , I .)
, ,., .. . . - ' .
It"la certainly a serious question
whther Governor Mickey' really did not.
do Jhe taxpaylng citizens of Nebraska
morf harm than good; wtyenUhe wVjgVt
of SrtiWttf .nioTffiay
to .life of. . the, .dying .legislature,
which would 'otherwise have snuffed
it sett out last week Saturduy.
Tlje supreme court Judges managed to
get Jin' aome quick work iu apjKilntlng
members of the uew Supreme Court
commission without waiting for the ink
on (he governor's signature to the bill
to dry. If they acted as. quickly in dis
posipg of Judicial business, there would
be no eases waiting on the docket and
nothing (or the commission to do.
i . . -
Eijcn member of the police board
whefa appointed lifted up his right hand
and. took a solemn oath that be would
discharge bis duties lu the control of
the police and fire departments without
partisan purpose or personal favor. But
what, are solemn oaths to political pi
rate like Broatch when be baa an
enemy to punish? Aud Broatch la the
wUoIs police board.
TUB CUMtNO ltavt.
"Our republican1 friends," remarks the
Brooklyn . Eagle, "will find themselves
put on the aggressive or defensive, both
this year and next year, on tariff ques
tions and they will do well to choose
which role bet lines. It will not le post
poned. It will not be silenced. We do
not presume any republican statesman
expects to avoid tlie tariff Issue." Re
publican statesmen are already showing
that they neither expect nor desire to
arold the tariff fsue. President Roose-
relt has given his views in regard to
the tariff in no uncertain or equivocal
language. He regards It ns a matter
to be treated from the standpoint of
our business need,, always keeping in
view the principle of protection. "We
have prospered marvelously at home,"
said the president. "As a natlou we
stand in the very forefront In the giant
International industrial competition of
the day. We cannot afford by any
freak of folly to forfeit the position to
which we have thus triumphantly at
tained." . !
Two other republican statesmen, . Sec
retaries Root and Shaw, have recently
discussed the tariff and very, plainly
stated their position. They are un
qualifiedly for the maintenance of pro
tection to our Industriesand labor. We
do dot know of any republican of promi
nence and Influence who Is not In favor
of this. Those who urge tariff revision,
as Representative Babcock and Gov
ernor Cummins, do not want the aban
donment of protection. There Is no
reason why an' republican statesman
should wish to fold the tariff Issue.
The Justification, republican policy
in this respect , 1s 'so complete. In the
great development 'of our industries, In
the rast benefits to labor, and in our
wonderful commercial progress, that on
no other issue can the republican party
make so' strong a claim to the support
of the country.- We do not think there
can be a reasonable doubt that at this
time a rery large majority of American
voters are In accord ' with the views
of the republican statesmen who hare
recently discussed the .tariff We flo
not believe there has been any material
change in public opinion on this ques
tion since the last presidential election
and there Is not likely to be any before
the next national election.
The democratic assault on republican
tariff policy will make very few con
verts under existing conditions of pros
perity. The second "Cleveland admin
istration la still remembered by most
of our people, and particularly by those
employed la the manufacturing Indus
tries. They do not want a repetition
df the hard ' and ' bitter experience of
that period of " Industrial . depression,
business stagnation, idleness and wide
spread distress. . Our- agricultural pro
ducers, for the. last half a doten- years
prosperous as nerer before, do not de
sire a return to conditions , that .greatly
reduced the demand for their products,
sold at. prices that yielded dc profit.
The farmers and the wage-workers of
thla country are not yet ready to re
pudiate a policy that has, been aa fruit
ful of benefits, to them and It Is upon
these that the' republican party confi
dently relies for the defense and main
tenance of protection.
trso cojvtbols ram folic tt
The high-handed procedure of WVJ.
Broatch In ordering the police to close
certain saloons and allow other saloons
to remain open suggests the inquiry as
to who is In control of the police. The
law declares that the chief of police
shall hare the supervision and control
of the police and it la further expressly
provided by law that the mayor shall
have the superintending control of all
offlcera of the city, except when other
wise specially provided.
It is nowhere provided that W. J.
Broatch or any pther member of the
board of fire and police commissioners
shall direct or control police officers,
but on the contrary 'It la expressly pro
vided In the charter that all orders of
the board relating to the direction of
the police shall be given through the
chief of police. It is further expressly
provided that in connection with the
supervision and control of the police
force of the city the chief of police shall
be ebj?t to the orders of the mayor,
.iwmiiuuuuiug tnese ' plain pro
visions of the law, Mr. Broatch has
usurped the power and authority of the
mayor and chief of police and has be
come a law unto himself and Is assum
Ing the right to use and direct the po
nee rorce or the city to further bis
selfish political schemes and play Into
the bauds of the corporation managers
J to whom he Owes his posit Ion, on the
i police board. '1.'
bt roRcm or bt rRAq,
The corporation cohorts masquerading
as aptl-machlna , purifiers openly boost
that they are' determined , to . carry the
republican primaries . a all,, hasarda.
They make no secret ofj K that they will
carry those primaries by forte or by
fraud, cost what It may. Some of the
:tmiet .'rntUealTleadfera v. of thiar faction
iiv igne' so far1 as; Jo: penly declare
4heniBerVei la avor.-of stealing the prl
liiarles by fraudulent count and certlfi
cation if they caanot' 1 carried any
other way. ' .'
Such foolish threat indicate the
weakness of thd antl-machlnc cause and
the folly of the men who hope to get
into office by foul means or fair. These
people do not seem to realize that
nomination procured by fraud will have
no binding force nbon the rauk and file
Of republicans. .They do. not seem to
comprehend that .nominations bearing
the marks of larceny would be repu
dtated at the election. They do not re
alize that candidates who notoriously
owe their nominations to corporate bull
dozing and boodle and are In advance
committed to the plan of the franchlsed
corporations to keep Omaha la subjec
tion cannot hope to receive the support
of patriotic republicans.
It may be possible to secure nomlna
tlons on tha republican city ticket by
force and fraud. That Is the way Mer
cer and the republican delegation to the
legislature secured their nominations
Inst fall, but It is another thing to se
cure an election of candidates nomi
nated by lawless agencies in a mu
nicipal contest where party lines cap
not be drawn tight and when public
sentiment Is fully aroused by lie
menace of corporation domination atil
the necessity of self-preservation.
CUKRCIUX ir UREAL) UTIXXKRS.
When the allied corporations brought
all the machinery at their command ro
bear upon wage workers on their pay
rolls to force the nomination of the dele
gation which has so flagrantly misrep
resented' Douglas' county In the legisla
ture they furnished Omaha on object
lesson of corporate misrule. The ques
tion is, Will the bread winners of
Omaha allow themselves to be'- dra
gooned and coerced into supporting the
corporation ticket with nu nntl-machlne
label at the republican primaries?
Omaha wage workers ure mostly
home owners and share in common
with all other "classes of citizens the
burdens of taxation, only more so. Are
we to witness the spectacle once more
of thrifty, Industrious home owners
voting themselves and the city into
corporate bondage? Will the wage
workers of Omaha loan themselves vol
untarily or involuntarily to the nomina
tion -of a mayor and council dictated by
the corporations and pledged In advance
to ' iniquitous . discrimination against
the home owners In municipal assess
ment and taxation?
In the language used by The Bee Just
before the last republican primaries:
"Let us express the hope that Omaha
wage workers will not allow themselves
to be driven by corporate bosses into
voting Into office men who have nothing
in common with the common- people.
The man who allows himself to be co
erced into voting against his own con
scientious convictions is no better than
a slave. No. greater calamity could be
fall the city of Omaha than the enslave
ment of the bread winners by their task
masters. The most precious heritage of
American freemen is the. right to par
ticipate on equal terms lb the choice of
public . servants.. .The greatest.' - Injury
that can be offered to the bread winner
Is a command to do violence to his ow:i
conscience in the exercise of the elective
, WBSRK ARE THE T A.T1
Where are the republican members of
the Real Estate exchange who have
buttled so valiantly for equitable taxa
tion in the irrepressible conflict between
Omaha and -the- allied corporations?
Are they going to. support delegates
In the republican primary for the mofet
part selected ' by the'; corporations : to
nominate candidates' dictated by the
corporations? '..t; .
Do they propose to nullify the good
work already done by . helping, the cor
porations in . their desperate effort to
subjugate and dominate bur whole city
government for the next three years?
The false issue raised in' the Interest
of the corporations by the hue and cry
of anti-machine and machine should not
blind Intelligent men who are earnestly
desirous of . promoting, the growth and
prosperity of Omaha.1 The cry of
Moores and antl-Moores is a side Issue.
The paramount Issue of the municipal
campaign is. Shall Omaha be allowed
to govern itself or Shall Omaha surren
der its government to corporations?
TBK WATCBDOQ OF TBS CITY BALL.
The Insolence of office has never been
more strikingly exhibited than by the
ranting and raving of Comptroller John
N. .Westberg. This self-styled watch
dog of the- city-hall - is throwing
rocks lb all directions while he is occu
pying a very frail gla&s. house. This
blatant self-seeker seems to be oblivious
to the fact that his rantlngs have been
leniently charged up to his intemperate
habits. He seems to forget that be
holds his office simply by tolerance and
could at any time within the past three
years have ' been removed under the
provision of the constitution that makes
habitual drunkenness an impeachable
Like the vicious cripple , who never
tires of saying mean things because he
knows nobody will dare to touch him,
Mr. Westberg has imposed upon the
people who have covered bis falling
with the mantle of charity. Now that
be is exposed to public view in his true
light, his candidacy for a fourth term
will be viewed by all decent and sober
cltlzeus as an impertlneuce. .
Mayor Moores is squarely on record
on the vital Issues that affect Omaha's
Immediate present and future. He is
for the fullest measure of home rule,
He is for equal taxation of railroad
property with that of the small home
owner. He is for municipal ownership
not only of water works but of lighting
plant. He has shown his Independence
of the franchlsed corporations on, re
pen ted occasions and stood up .against
Job and 'steals' whenever workexl
through the city council. Where do his
competitors for the republican nomlna
tion, stand on these questions? Will
they declare themselves ' or are they
bound so tight to the railroads and the
local corporations that they must try to
deceive by silence? If we mistake not
the people of Omaha are not disposed
to go It blind this time.
The arbitrary action of the central
committee . in selecting all the Judges
for the republican primary election
from the ranks of the "anti-machine"
machine was intended as a prelude to
the wholesale disfranchisement of re
publican voters under the "Gilbert"
law. Whether the program as arranged
will be carried out remains to be seen.
It may be all right In doubtful cases to
require the voter to state whether at
the last election be generally supported
the candidates of the republican party,
but to maka him stats what particular
candidate he voted for would be an out
rage that no free American cltlxen will
It Is enrhently rumored that In some
wards, notably in the First ward, an at
tempt will be made by one or more of
the Judges either to destroy the ballots
or moke a fraudulent count aud there
upon Issue certificates of election to the
"antl-raachlne" delegates. lt It be
understood right now that no such un
lawful procedure will be allowed or tol
erated, and that any Judge of election
who Is a party to such a scheme will be
prosecuted to the limit of the law.
It Is the purpose hd spirit of the
Australian ballot-law-to protect every
voter In his rlghijto cast a free ballot
according to the dictates of his own
conscience wltliout fear or favor. Any
Judge of the primary ' election who at
tempts to destroy this right by requir
ing any vqter to State for M hat particu
lar candidate or candidates he voted at
the last election will have to answer
for the outroge to an Indignant people.
Why are the railroads and the fran-
chlsed corporations all lined up together
for a change In the mayor's office? Is
because of benevolent Impulses to
ward the common citizen and every day
taxpayer or is it because they know
they can get more privileges at the ex
pense of the taxpaylng citizens only by
getting rid of the present mayor, who
has persisted (n protecting the public
Interests at every turn?
The appointment of Judges for the
republican prin,ary;,elections In defiance
of the spirit and letter of the law which
requires, an equal, ' division of
election officers between contesting
candidates Js Jn keeping with the un
republicau methods of the dark lantern
faction, that has Inaugurated the sys
tem under which men who are not dis
posed to vote the corporation slate are
to be disfranchised.
Partial and extremely unfair ruling on
the part of the factional Judges of the
republican primary election may be ex
pected. . It should, M remembered by
these Judges .that they are subject to
the provisions ad penalties of the gen
eral election law. In receiving, mark
lug and counting ballots they should
and will be held to a strict accounta
Great 'Week for Teacher.
Philadelphia Press. ' '
Last week was a great one for the school
teachers of Pennsylvania. Tha legislature
decided that they should not be compelled
to .work for less than i35. a month, and
a Jury, of honest men In this city has
decided that school -.directors who demand
a part of the pay which- the teachers earn
shall gov to jail. Thesa are distinct erl-
deqeesof clvllliatloft, v
- consider tha tobster, . '
. St.. Louis Republic.
Eoila'nd's and Trance's rreatest states
men are now. engaged in determining the
momentous jijisstlon ;Hhether'- a lobster fs
or is hot a fish. Bound up with this are
international treaties and fisheries rights
relatipg ta Newfoundland, It has been
shown beyond question that .lobster is a
sucker, which weiild "seem to support the
contention that he is a fish.
Larae Field to Work In.
In the latter days of this month a Ger
man -commission .will arrive in this coun
try to make a thorough tour of investiga
tion of its agricultural conditions. Ac
cording to the program of tha commission
it will travel over a distance of 14.000
miles and make a study of everything re
lating to American agricultural production
from the east tot the , Pacific coaat. No
where on thla planet could such a-com
mission find so vast a field of investiga
tion. . .... .
Omaha's Place In . Dlrorea Statistics.
. , New Jork Tribune.
There are now 61,558 divorced people In
tha United States,, of. whom .SJ.20S are
women and 1848, men. The reason for
such aa excess of women is explained on
the theory. that divorced men are mora apt
to remarry than .divorced women. There
are rery few cltlea. In which tha number of
divorced men is greater or even equal to
the number of women. Omaha is tha most
conspicuous, for among its Inhabitants are
249 men and Z3S women who have been sep
arated from their conjugal mates by the
Tha President's Indastry.
New York Sun.
As the - present, series of presidential
speeches broadens and grows in print, won
der Increases at the marvelous industry
manifested In the. undertaking; for these
Important utterances on so many and such
various themes of public Interest must have
been maturely considered, perfected as to
thought and argument, and even polished
in literary form, not in a period of .com
parative leisure, but during the stress ot a
session . of congress that crowded Mr.
Roosevelt's hours with exacting duties and
unavoidable cares. .
ProS Is from Pnhlle Utilities.
That ridiculous and most expensive din
ner on horseback given in an upper room
of a fashionable New York restaurant re
cently by C. K. Q. Billings Is being used,
probably with effect. In some of the west
ern city elections on behalf of public own
ership of. street monopolies. . Billings is
president 'of the' People's Oas Light and
Coke company ot Chicago, and Mayor Har
rison oftba$..)ty .-has been asking his
audiences how; they llke tha idea of con
tributing In their Ught bills to enrich priv
ate individuals who go to New York to
spend their monopoly profits la horse din
ners and the like. The response from the
audiences is generally each as to Indicate
that they do not , like It at all.
Oaa of tha Great Americana.
Tha American Philosophical society's
plan to celebrate in 190 the two hundredth
anniversary ot the birth or Franklin, the
great founder of the society, is particularly
appropriate and happy. A signer of the
declaration of Independence, a stout patriot
on every occaalon, a man of vast resource.
whose labors la tha constitutional conven
tion It Is Impossible to overestimate;
wlae and skillful diplomatist, who was In
strumental In bringing about the French
alliance, without which the history of tha
world might have been different; a sage.
counselor, wit and maa of the world, he
shows In his Ufa and career how It Is
possible to start with nothing and from
nothing, and to render great services ta his
country, to "wla the world" sad gum Im
BITS or WASHHOTOJI UFE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on tha Spot.
Washington climate la not the kind that
would capture the first prize as a promoter
ot longevity. For variety and fickleness It
stands near the head of the class and ran
put up a brand of fog with Potomac trim
mings rivaling the best efforts of New
Tork. Nature thus strives to make the
population gathered from all quarters of
tha republic feel "at home" aome time.
The effect on humanity has not Wen re
duced to official ststlstlcr, but the fact that
It can produce a deep shade of green on ex
posed brome . Is a tribute to Its energy and
strength. A matter of common remark
among visitors Is the fact that the statue
of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square,
just opposite the White House, Is discol
ored with verdigris," which not only streaks
the marble pedestal, but mottles the charger
upon which "Old Hickory" sits with his
cocked hst uplifted, as If acknowledging
the cheers of his soldiers. The verdigris
comes from the bronxe of the equestrian
figure. The statue of Lafayette on the
southeast corner of the square Is similarly
discolored, although not to the same ex
tent. A New York paper printed an editorial
recently the burden ot which was that sen
ators and representatives In congress neg
lected their legislative duties to attend so
cial functions. It bewailed what it termed
aping the customs of the monarchical courts
of Europe, and prayed for a return to the
days of "democratic simplicity," which. It
averred, marked the early days of the re
public The solitary Illustration ot what
It meant was the citing of tradition that
Thomas Jefferson rode on horseback to the
capltol to be inaugurated, hitched his
horse to the paling fence, while he went
Inside to take the oath, and that at the
close of the Inaugural ceremony he un
hitched his steed, remounted and rode to
the White House.
The editor forgot to cite the historic
fact that Washington, when president, gave
levees quite as formal and ceremonious as
those of the court of St. Jamea, comments
the Brooklyn Eagle. The Father of his
Country was an aristocrat to his finger tips.
Simplicity, whether democratic or repub
lican, never characterized his official or
social Intercourse with his fellow citizens.
His apparel was in the height of fashion ot
bis day, of the finest and costliest material,
and made in London. At his levees he and
Mrs. - Washlngtbn stood on a dais to re
ceive their guests. Washington was as
scrupulous in attending to the social aa to
the official duties of his high position, yet
no one then or since thought of yelling
functions at him.
If Jefferson rode to tha capltol on horse
back, as tradition says he did, it was not
through any excess of democratic or repub
lican "simplicity," but simply because
Pennsylvania avenue, which lies In a hol
low all the way from Fifteenth street to the
foot of Capltol hill, was then unpaved, and
In the early days of March, when the In
auguration took place, was a sea of mud
and impassable tor vehicles unless drawn
by two or three yoke of oxen. ' Jefferson,
Ilka most Americans of that day, was an
accomplished horseman, and generally pre
ferred riding horseback over the muddy
roads of Virginia and tha boggy streets of
Washington to going in any sort ot vehicle.
' Announcement that the Oak Lawn prop
erty at the head' of-Connecticut avenue,
Washington, will probably be purchased by
one of tha foreign governments for an em
bassy Is ' taken as putting ' the quietus
for another decade at ieaat upon tha move
ment to build a magnificent new residence
for the president ot the United States and
transform the White House into presiden
The report that tha Oak Lawn property
was to go to the British government has
been denied, but it seems to be well es
tablished that the owners are negotiating
with some foreign government. It is pre
sumed that this is either tha Russian gov
ernment or the government of France.
Heretofore it has not been the custom
of members of the diplomatic corps to go
to the railroad station when the president
has been leaving Washington, but the Ger
man ambassador. Baron von Sternburg, was
so cordially greeted by Mr. Roosevelt when
he cama to bid the president good-bye a
few days ago that his example may be fol
lowed by others in the future. - It Is be
lieved . that several foreign ministers re
gret that they did not embrace the oppor
tunity to demonstrate friendship for the
chief magistrate and the United States. - j
"I spoke from the same platform last
autumn with a funny fellow who told the
best story I heard in the campaign," said
Congressman Foster of Vermont, quoted by
tha Washington Post. "It was used to 11
lustrate the prevalence of good times for
A man had landed in San Francisco,
after extensive travels, mighty close to
being 1 'busted.' He had dtcided to work
rather than starve, and applied to a freight
office ot one of the transcontinental lines
for. a place as brakeman. The road bad a
job waiting for him. and he asked:
" 'How much do you pay a month f
" 'We don't pay by the month.'
" 'How much a week?'
" 'Don't pay by the week. We pay brake-
men 3 cents a mile.'
Our 'busted friend went to work on the
first freight train east from 'Frisco. As
the locomotive pulled up Into the moun
tains It moved slower and slower, and the
new brakeman, counting the miles, began
to ba greatly dissatisfied with his job. But
before reaching the summit the train broke
In two. At the rate of fifty miles an hour
the rear end went backing down the moun
'Don't Jump!' shouted the conductor to
the new brakeman. 'Stick to it, and don't
'Jump!' shouted back the brakeman.
Well, I guess I won't Jump. What kind of
a fool do you take me for, when I am mak
ing 11.60 an hour?' "
Secretary Root does more work than a
trust magnate and gets only $8,000 a year
for his services. . ,
President Kruger will leave Mentona,
Italy, for Holland at the end of April. He
Is in excellent health.
China's new mluister was accompanied to
Washington by forty-two Chinese diplomats
and a carload of Oriental rugs.
Hstty Green has surpaaaed all of tha New
York millionaires In eccentricity by re
fusing to pay taxes on her pet dog.
Jules Simon, one of France's greatest
political figures during tha second empire,
will shortly be honored by a monument.
Ogden Van Vogt, only 24 years old. has
been elected general secretary of tha Chris
tlon Endeavor societies. He lives in Wis
The csar of Russia intends to supplement
the reforms he has just announced by
abolishing tba punishment of political
prisoners by exile to Siberia.
William Pickens, the negro student who
has been awarded the Ten Eyck prise at
Yala for excellence in public apeaklng. was
one of thirty-seven juniors who entered the
contest. The oration which won him auch
honor waa a masterly effort on political and
economic conditions In Haytl and tbe lea
sons which tha colored race ahould draw
therefrom. Pickens' home Is Little Rock
Ark,, where his father U a storekeeper
The observed of all observers.
"The PtrfedeJ Amerkzn WjJch," n doshtitd leek
of interesting information about vtchcs, xvilt bt sent
fret upon request.
American Wa&ham Wxtch Company?.
the: giamt steel trist.
Roar It Absorbs Small Concerns and
Controls the Market.
V . '. Wall Street Journal.
The United States Steel corporation has
approximately (2,000 shareholders. Of the
total number over 24,000 are preferred
Shareholders and 27,000 holders of the com
mon stock. . This Is an Increase ot 6,000
within three months,' with the Increase
approximately divided Into 2,000 preferred
and 3,000 common shareholders.
If the present rate of Increase Is main
tained tha total number of United States
Steel shareholders will within two yean
reach' 100,000, which Is the maximum figure
predicted by an official of the Steel cor
poration. . In' tha past year the National Tube
company has effected savings ot about
$200,000 annually in salaries of the export
department. The removal of the export
department '. ,to Pittsburg and combining
It with the domestic' sales department
saved about ' 2100,000, while ' the resigna
tions of two successive presidents, who
had' been- drawing high salaries, and the
promotion of lower officials, with slight
Increases In salary without filling their
places, with a few other changes, made
up about 1100,000 more. It Is reported that
the Tube company president formerly got
Similar changes have been going on In
other subsidiary companies In the Steel
corporation. The main changes are due
to the simplifying of the buying and new
construction ' deparlmonts. Formerly the
greatest ability-was required in the buy
ing of pig Iron1, each company making
such purchases requiring a high-priced man
to look after It- Now this Is done for the
whole corporation by one man. Proposed
enlargements and improvements are passed
on by Steel corporation officials and the
presidents of all the subsidiary companies.
In the selling end there have been
changes, but they are not all chargeable
to saving, since much of the change has
been in the direction of selling mora to
the large Jobbers, part of the aavlng being
given to such jobbers at a lower price.
Some of these subsidiaries now have, for
their principal product, probably less than
100 customers each. Independent manu
facturers are now in several lines competi
tors of tha jobbers buying from the cor
poration, rather than competitors of tha
The sale of the Crucible Steel company
to tha United States Steel company re
vived rumors that the- Jones A Laughlln
company will be the next Independent con
cern to go. It Is known In Inner circles
that the Jones & Laughlln people have been
offered a price In 6 per cent gold bonds for
their plant, but they feel that it is worth
more, and until the sum is raised by tha
Steel corporation there will be no further
negotiation. " -----
Tho sale of cruo'ble steel will cut off the
only outside sources ot supply- to tha in
dependent manufacturers of the country,
and they will be forced to go to tha United
States Steel company for material.
MIGHTY TIRED AUD HUNGRY.
Wavttcraon's Pica for tho Boys In
The ' editor of the Courier-Journal was
fighting trust and trustlsm when Mr. Bryan
was creeping like a snail unwillingly to
school; nor was he using bows and ar
rows against Mauser rifles, either. Oa
tha lines of tbe Chicago platform of 1890,
and of tbe Kansas City platform of 1900,
Mr. Bryan led the party to a disastrous
defeat,' meeting a dwindling, not a rising
vote. On those lines the republicans
would be assured of a victory each suc
ceeding four years to the end of time. Yet,
because the Courier-Journal urges the
party to turn its back upon tha dissen
sions which brought defeat, to plant Its
feet upon high and solid ground, to set its
face resolutely to the future and tha foe,
this obstinate,. ill-Judging, self-important
youth grown rich as a candidate for of
fice, full ot the bravery of his conceit and
nexperlence has the effrontery to ques
tion our fidelity and our alnoerlty.
Mr. Bryan speaks disdainfully of money.
Money is as needful to political battles
as powder and ball to real battles. Does
Mr. Bryan think that Mr. Tllden waa leas
democrat because he was a rich man?
That Is the meaning of what he says; If
a man be not a pauper ha Is a republican.
In Mr. Bryan's vocabulary democracy and
defeat are synonymous terms. Tha mo
ment a democrat looks like a winner Mr.
Bryan begins to bate and abuse him.
The boys are mighty tired of it. They
are hungry and thirsty. They can see noth
ing in what Mr. Bryan ta driving at but
continued dissension, hopeless division and
certain defeat. If Mr. Bryan has his way,
It Is another drubbing In 1904. If he does
not get it, he means to bolt. After he has
done this both wings of the party will
stand even, and then they may get to
gether. Before that, however, soma of us
will ba dead.
. St. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
The grand jury at Jefferson city has
dropped from tbe $1,000 to $500 class. If
the jury goes any lower the disclosures are
likely to be humiliating.
Our $15 Suit
The beet $15 Suit of clothes la Xm erica can be found
right in our store.
You take no chances. Every suit made in our own
factory. Tailored and trimmed in the beet of style.
Easter Thougrht and
Wants Provided for.
KO CLOTHING FITS LIKE OURS.
PROSPERITY TO COJrTIXUTffi.
Coaclnsloa Ranched from the "Stane
Pat' Point of View.
Tha address which Secretary Root dell
ered in Boston on Thursday Is well wort
attention. Speaking to the Home Mark!
club, which Is devoted to upholding tb
protective tariff, he naturally gave speed
attention to that subject. Under the open
tlon of tha commercial system embodle
In the tariff law the 'people ot the Unite
States are living more comfortably an
happily than any other great mass of pec
pie In the history of the world. But, a
Mr. Root says, there may ba need ot tart:
revision, though "It should not be undet
taken until It becomes a real necessity."
As soon aa tbe revision is decided o
business uncertainty follows, tberefnrt
Mr. Root thinks that "It should be don
only when congress Is as free aa possibl
from tbe distractions and temptations c
an active, political campaign," and tha
will ba after the presidential election. Tb.
revision, when made, must be made by tb
friends of the tariff it the protecttlve prln
clple is to be maatalned. If not, and th
prosperity of the nation Is to be reversed
as happened under tha Cleveland admin
istratlon, then the democratic party shoul
be allowed to wreak Its vengeance again o:
tba protective tariff.
, , n iil . . n - i w
m r. noia omua ox ueorgia, wuo was on.
of President Cleveland's cabinet offlclalhf
said In New York on Monday: "Our peopl
are making money. The farmers are mak
ing money, and we want that condition o
affairs to continue." It necessarily follow
that It will not continue if a party that ha
opposed everything done to bring abou
this great prosperity secures power an
proceeds to tear the tariff to pieces am
upaet things generally. The fact that th
democrats are advocating a "revenue tariff'
while at tba same time admitting the un
deniable prosperity that now exists, demon v
stratea their incompetency to govern ttvl
Tariff changes can only be made safel;
by tb.4 republicans. That Is squally tru
of the currency and ether Important qucs
tlons. The record ot the democratic part;
on thesa questions has been that of dls
aster. The free trade and free silver ele
ment of the party controls it. But botl
factions oppose a. protective tariff.
Oayboy Now, If the ataak had only beet
aa sweet and tender aa you I
Cashier And It the butter had only beat
aa fresh aa you! New York Sun.
"Rich! Why, my dear sir, he's ricl
enough to feel at ease In tha United Statei
senate." Chicago Post.
Tha Agent I hare a chronometer hew
which records tha millionth part of a seo
ond of time. -
The Busy Man I hsven't got that muofe
time to give you. Yonkers Btatesman.
Grten What are you doing now?
Brown Running a grocery.
Green Making a success of It?
Brown Well, yes in a small weigh. Chi
cago News. (
Furaer Geo w hi ax I What sort of a elgaa
Glvver Oh! I bought It tor a nickel. 1
don't just recall the brand, out I think It
was named after soma bum actor.
Fumer Ah! no wonder It won't draw.
"Your brother took the civil service ex
amination, but he failed to guess the cor
rect answer to a single question."
"What did they do with nimT"
"Made him a weather prophet." St.
Monroe had just framed hia wonderfuN
better half, J
lit ua." i
aoctnne ana net tne nations trembling
"How nice!" observed his
"and mother la oomlnar to visit
Meekly the great man arose
out a word, turned his defiance to the wall.
New York Tribune.
"What were you saying, Harold?" feebly
asked the young woman reclining In the
There was a pause and then the young
man leaning over tha vessel's rail re
sponded: "I waan't speaking, Angelina," he said.
"You you misunderstood torn. -Chlcag;
Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.
What makea the light In them sparkle and
Soma of the starry spikes left in.
Where did you get that little tesr?
I found it waiting when 1 gut here.
What makes your forehead so smooth and
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm, wh t
Something better than anyone knows.
Whence that three-cornered amlla nf blla.-i?
Three angels gave me at once a, kins.
Where did you get that pearly ear?
God spoke and it came out to hear.
Where did you get those arma and hands?
Love made itself Into books and baud.
Feet, whence did you come, you darling
From tha same box as the cnerubs' wings.
How did they alt Just come to you?
God thought about ma and so I grew.
But how did you come to ua, you dear?
God thought of you,-, and ao I am here.
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