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American dentists seem to bare the
biggest pull with present-day European
If President Roosevelt and bis party
bar good luck they will reach St Louis
before the bock beer season is closed.
A man may be honest In business and
dishonest In politics but as a general
proposition a double standard politician
cannot be trusted.
People who have not gotten the Ben-
onlan contagion "would rather bear the
Ills they bare than fly to those they
know not of."
The taxpayers of Omaha have more
at stake In the outcome of the Impend
ing city election tian they have bad at
any former : municipal contest ... , ,
By devising 1 eomo way of producing
the abstract of the census first, the cen
sus office might do away with the work
of getting out those ponderous volumes
Governor Mickey will do the honors
of the state as host to President Roosc
,velt while within the boundaries of Ne
braska. A eafe conduct through Ne
braska Is not necessary.
' The popocratlc organ, which is trying
to make out that City Treasurer Hen
Dings' tax van Is a funeral car, will be
disillusioned on election day when it
will prove to be a triumphal chariot.
'All the affidavits in Christendom will
not alter the fact that at the republican
city primaries seventy-three delegates
were elected fairly and squarely pledged
to Frank K. Moorea for mayor and only
seventy delegates against him.
The manager of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St Paul railroad and president of
the Thomson-Houston Electric Light
company is laying low, but he is not an
Indifferent spectator of the fight lie la
ahoutlng for Benson and working for
Should a stray ccat be found lying
around loose it should be returned to
C. C. Wright It is reported that Mr.
Wright has returned from Excelsior
Springs and taken his coat off. A fusil
lade on City Attorney Connell may now
If the officers detailed to Investigate
alleged crookedness In the FoatorHce de
partment would not devote so much
time to telling the public through the
newspapers what terrible things they
expect to uncover they might get along
faster In striking a tight lead.
One of TJnclb Sam's new battleships
alone will require a half million dollars
worth of repairs to make good the dam
age done by a recent accident. Acci
dents may be necessary in the best reg
ulated navy, trot the people who foot
the bills would prefer not to have them
In view of the decision in the Northern
Securities case, it Was perhaps as well
that the bill Introduced Into the late Ne
braska legislature to make way for the
Incorporation In this state of holding
and operating companies with unlimited
borrowing capacity was dropped. The
removal of the debt limit from corpora
tlons organized uuder our laws would
not do them any good uuder preseut
' There is nothing new uuder the sun.
This Is not the first time corporation
republicans weariug the mask of antl
monopoll.sta have carried on a campaign
of deception in Omaha. Years ago a
so-called citizens' movement was pro
jected by the late Paul Vandevoort and
supported with might and main from
behind the screen by the confederated
corporations in opposition to a repub
lican candidate for mayor, who hap
pened to be an ordinary mechanic.
BKKaoxs Jack a ss batterf.
Old veterans who were on the firing
line in the Ws doubtless remember the
mountain howitzers loaded upon the
backs of mules, that were commonly
known as Jackass batteries. These bat
teries very often were more dangerous
at the breech than they were at the
muszlo and more disastrous to the Jnck-
sses than they were to the rebels.
The Benson Jnckass battery that sput
ters and splutters red Ink and yellow
fakes belongs to the same category. The
roar of its red ink shells might frighten
some people were It not for the ludi
crous braying of those lonfc-eared ani
mals. The heaviest shell fired by the
J. A. battery is the Haarmann affidavit
which was ingeniously worded to ore
ate the Impression that Mr. Haarmann's
vote was cast for Frank E. Moores
gainst his protest, and that Haar-
ninnn's demand for a poll of the Second
ward delegation, of which he was a
member, was disregarded. That part of
the Haarmnnn affidavit is cited by the
Benson boomers as Justification of their
As a matter of fact, the Haarmann
affidavit as published is a piece of rank
Imposture. The affidavit was drawn up
by the bolters and when presented for
bis signature Mr. Haarmann made re
monstrance against that part of the
document that represented hlrn voting
under protest and having his vote re
corded for Moores In spite of his de
mand for a poll of the delegation. It
was agreed then and there that that
part of the affidavit would be omitted,
but the conscienceless bolters published
their own version over his name. ' In
other words, the Haarmaun affidavit ns
published is true, except In the most Im
portant part and that "part Mr. Haar
mann emphatically repudiates and de
nounces as absolutely false.
Above the roar and rattle of the jack
ass battery these facts are Indisput
able: Mr. Haarmann was elected delegate
from the Second ward by a large ma
jority on a ticket headed with the name
of Frank E. Moores and In opposition to
a ticket headed by W. W. Bingham.
Had Mr. Haarmann's name been on
the Bingham ticket Instead of the
Moores ticket Haarmann would not
have been elected.
Mr. Haarmann voted with the Moores
delegation from the Second ward onl
every motion In the organization of the
Mr. Haarmann remained In his seat
and did not protest when the full vote
of the Second ward was cast for Frank
Mr. Haarmann did not ask for a poll
of the delegation.
Mr. Haarmann remained In the con
vention after the bolters had left the-
hall and continued to vete with his del
egation from the beginning to the end.
Last nnd not least, Mr. Haarmann
gays he will vote for, Frank I?., Moores
nun iuu mruiui rvrmnuenn uret on
the Stli'dny of May and does not care
who knows It
Mr. Haarmann cannot be swerved
from bis purpose by the roar and bray
of the Jackass battery.
FUTURE Vr THE AMCRWaS.
The address of Senator Cullom before
the American Academy of Social Sci
ence, In which he discussed the com
munity of interests of the United States
and Latin America, voiced sentiments
which are very generally entertained in
this country and which It would seem
must inevitably In time have practical
realization. Mr Cullom expressed the
opinion that the movement for closer
relations between the American repub
lics will increase from year to year.
There can be no doubt of this If a wise
statesmanship shall control the affairs
of the republics and their people can
free themselves of unwarranted preju
dice. Senator Cullom said be hoped to
see the day soon when the three Amer
icas will be bound together with lines
of ships and by railroad and telegraph
lines, "So that the people of all these
nations. North, Central and South, can
conveniently mingle and trade together."
He thought the ratification of the canal
treaty will mark the beginning of a
new era of the greatest, prosperity for
all the republics of Central and South
America, while the completion of that
enterprise will be of world-wide benefit.
The establishing of closer relations,
in a commercial way, between the
Unltd States and the southern coun
tries has not made progress In recent
years. While other nations competing
for the trade of those countries have
Increased their business with them, our
export trade with them has not. ad
vanced. Whutever the explanation of
this, it la n-.auifebilr an unpaUofuL-lory
condition and it is hardly possible that
It can continue Indefinitely. American
manufacturers and merchants may have
felt during the last few years that the
southern markets were less desirable
th.in some others, but the time will
come when these markets will be wanted
and they should be cultivated now.
Although there is no little prejudice
ugnmst the United States In the south
ern republics, with a few exceptions.
stll. It is doubtless a fact this feeling is
declining, as a result of the repeated as
surances and manifestations of this ua
tlun's filtndshlp and earnest concern
for tjie welfare of the sister republics,
When the United States shall have con
strueted an Istliuilun canal closer rein
tlons will certainly follow and if
the projected Intercontinental railway
should be built there will be created a
bond between this country and the
southern republics the value of which
could scarcely be overestimated. With
an Isthmian ennnl and a railway con
necting the systems of this couutry with
those of the countries south of us, the
problem of commercial relations be
tween the United States and the south
ern contiueut would be solved and a
unity of Interest and cordiality of
friendship be firmly established.
The southern republics should have a
future of steady progress and they will
have If their governments are conducted
on sound principles and observe In good
faith their international obligations.
There are possibilities of great growth
and development for nearly all those
countries, which are behind in the march
of progress chiefly because of bad gov
ernment Their greatest need Is sbch
statesmanship ns Diss has shown In
A DICFEIIDER OF COMBMATtOSS.
Mr. Merrlam, until recently director
of the census and who was a candidate
for secretary of the new Department of
Commerce and Labor, has arrayed him
self among defenders of the industrial
combinations. A speech he made a few
days ago has attracted some attention
and it suggests that had be been ap
pointed to a cabinet position, as the
head of a department one of the duties
of which will be to Investigate the com
binations, he would have been entirely
out of place. Mr. Merriam believes
that "the concentration In a few hands
of so large a number of the Industrial
concerns throughout the country must
have the effect to steady the situation."
He thought that certain Industries, like
the Iron nnd steel, controlled by a com
paratively few men owning the raw ma
terial and the transportation facilities,
and finally producing the manufactured
article, "must be In a better situation
to restrict the output and adjust supply
to demand with less of loss than could
possibly be expected were their consti
tuent companies resolved Into original
ownership, with copaequent competition
and cost bf administration."
Cirnnt the plausibility of this, yet the
fact remains that combination of this
kind leads Inevitably to monopoly nnd
with that effected the men in control take
no account of the public Interests, The
steel corporation Is assumed to have
lessened the Cost of administration In
that Industry, but In what way has this
benefited the public? Enormous divi
dends have been paid to the stockhold
ers In that corporation, but the lessened
cost of administration has not cheap
ened the products of Iron and steel.
That corporation is steadily moving
toward a monopoly of the Industry and
perhaps no one will suppose that if It I
shall attain that the consumers of Its
products will be benefited. It Is not
absorbing competitors and getting con
trol of the raw material with a view to
lessening the cost of its goods to Amer
ican consumers. As the New York
Journal of Commerce suys, "the power
to restrict output and adjust supply to
demand in any industry cannot be safely
trusted to a few men, however aula, ex
perienced and financially strong. In
fact the fewer, more experienced and
stronger, the greater Is the danger of
the abuse of power, which may be used,
and Inevitably will be used, to keep up
prices for the profit of those shoring
in the monopoly at the expense of con
sumers." It la against the .monopolistic
tcbdency that the people are'' arrayed
ami they will continue to Insist that this
shall be checked and that industrial
combinations shall be placed under
such governmental regulation and super
vision as will prevent their becoming
monopolies. Mr. Merrlam admits there
are evils. These must be remedied and
there seems to be no longer any doubt
that the government has the power to
remedy them. The most plausible and
Ingenious arguments will fail to per
suade the American people to accept
and tolerate Industrial monopolies.
V IV IDE AXD RULE.
In the three-cornered mayoralty con
test the allied corporations are playing
their old tactics of divide and rule. At
the outset their plan of campaign was
to capture both the democratic and re
publican primaries, dictate the candi
dates of both parties and let the people
have their choice between them. But
the unexpected often happens. The re
pulse of the corporation mercenaries at
the republican primaries and the fail
ure of the conspiracy to purchase a
nomination for the preferred corpora
tion candidate compelled a change of
program. , .
The bolt of the defeated minority, pre
cipitated under pretense of foul play by
the corporate bellwethers, opened the
way for a Wedge by which the corpora
tion bosses hope to divide the people,
and rivet the corporation yoke upon
their necks for the next three years.
But the people of Omaha are waking
up. They know that the railroads and
the frrnchlsed corporations have pooled
Issues for the election of a mayor and
council that will do their bidding even
at the sacrifice of the public Interest
The paramount issue of the campaign
Is equitable taxation. The people know
that a corporation tool in tho mayor's
chuir and corporation stool pigeons In
the council will make equitable taxa
tion Impossible. They know that they
cannot hope for equitable assessment
with a purchaseable or pliant Board of
Iaeview. They know that the Board
of Review can raise or lower assess
ments and has It within Its power to
decrease the assessments of corpora'
tlons by millions, and correspondingly
increase the burdens of the small home
owner, the merchant and manufacturer.
They know that the mayor appoints the
Board of Review subject to confirma
tion by the council and they know fur
thermore that a corporation owned
council can nullify the work of the
Board of Review by lowering Its as
sessments of corporate property and
raising the assessment of property
owned by Individuals and firms.
It Is patent to all men who know any
thing of politics that Edward E. Howell
Is the choice of the corporations for
mayor. It in a matter of record that
Howell inserted the clause In the pres
ent city charter under which the rail
roads have evaded their city taxes when
he was a member of the state senate.
It Is patent to all Intelligent men that
the candidacy of Benson Is In the In
terest of Howell and the corporations.
It Is ro regarded and treated by the
democratic organ, the World Herald,
which Is at great pains to magnify the
Benson movement In the Interest of
Howell. The candidacy of Benson
would be supremely ridiculous were it
not for the fact that men who have
been arrayed against the corporation
taxshlrkers have been duped in their
factional zeal to espouse the cause of
Benson and play Into the hands of the
corporations that have pooled issues for
Howell. While these credulous people
aro shouting themselves hoarse for Ben
son the corporation managers are clap
ping their bands over the prospect that
they will regain control of the city hall
by dividing the people.
The Lincoln Independent speaking for
the populists, does not take at all kindly
to the offer of John D. Rockefeller to
furnish two-thlrda of a fund of $100,000
to be donated to the University of Ne
braska for the erection of a building to
be devoted to the religious and social
activity of the students. Its chief ob
jections are, first, that such a building
Is not needed, nnd, second, that If
nettded It should not be accepted from
that source. The more serious consid
eration that the cost of maintenance of
the building when erected will be a drain
upon the university's resources that
could be devoted better to more practi
cal purposes Is, however, entirely over
looked. If the university authorities
had $100,000 given unconditionally to Its
building fund it would hardly devote
the sum to this particular purpose at
His political organ suggests that C. C.
Wright was hired by the Thomson
Houston Electric Lighting company be
cause of his overshadowing legal abili
ties. Is it not more probable that Mr.
Wright was hired by the electric light
ing monopoly because of his position on
the police commission, whose favors
might be wanted any time by, that cor
poration in case of trouble with Its em
ployes? Terbaps it, was not so much
Mr. Wright's legal services that the
electric lighting company was buying as
Police Commissioner Wright's official
Influence. The question is. Do the peo
ple of Omaha want, to moke the paid
lawyer of the Thomson-Houston Elec
tric Lighting company their city at
torney? Nebraska's new revenue law does not
go Into effect until next year, but that
s no reason why the State Board of
Oquollzatlon should not try to give us
n assessment of railroad property for
this year that will make the tax-shirking
railroads pay on' a- valuation some
where near equitable as compared with
their selling value on the current stock
markets. , ,
ijliil PI i m
The people should btlck to those who
stick to them. As a, member of the last
Board of Review. Vllliani J. Hnnter
stood up for the i small taxnnver a a
against the ?orpora iaxehirker despite
ill Influence and 'measure exerted bv
the ' corporation agents. As candidate
for comptroller Mr. Hunter should have
the vote of every taxpayer In Omaha.
Where Light la Needed.
The Interstate Commerce rommlulnn nnw
purposes to Inquire to what extent the coal
carrying railroads are merged. And when
they have fcenn properly clipped and shaved
who will anawer to the call of "Nextf"
Cincinnati Enquirer. N
Judge Adams Of the United Rtatea
at St. Louis rebuked a lawyer for using
the phrase. "Any stage of the nnm." In
the presence of the court. The rebuke was
a Just one. The lawyer who cannot em
ploy better language who la obliged to
descend to common slang In his argument
mould be ringing front-door bells in the
endeavor to collect bad debts, or attend
ing to "cow cases" for a jerkwater railroad.
New York Tribune.
Still more stringent regulations ought to
be adopted in almost every state of the
union for the protection of game beasts,
birds and fishes. Such restrictions are In
the long run for the advantage of the
masses and not for the enjoyment of any
privileged class. In fact, under the Stars
and Stripes there are no privileged classes.
Americans everywhere have ample reaaon
for advocating the enactment of wise and
Judicious game lawa. Much good has been
done and more la In store.
DEMOCRACY A FAILURE.
Charaeterlatlea Kmemplliled la
Serlona Affairs of Life,
Kansas City Star.
Everyone knows the man who Is quick
to take offense and when he gets a quarrel
under way backs down. He ts the sort
described In slang phrase as "not there
with the goods." He Is a most uncom
fortable person to go out with. The Injunc
tion of Polonius, "Beware of entrance to i
quarrel, but, being in, bear It .that the op
posed may beware of thee," falls dead to
his ears. Having no determination to go
through with what be undertakes be feels
no responsibility rod usually leads his
more resolute companion Into difficulties.
It waa probably he who gave occasion for
the saying that one can always find trouble
when he looks for It. In a homely way the
fellow described Illustrates a characteristic
which Is often exemplified by men of en
tirely different caliber and in more serious
affairs of life. Those who start things and
have not the energy to go on with them
to completion are sometimes men of great
natural abilities. "Start things" Is the
correct expression, because frequently such
persona do not even begin what they have
had an Impulse to perform. Failure, like
success, is democratic. It Is exemplified
In persons of most Inferior quality aa well
as In those of moat catholic po8slbilltls.
It la manifested In the ordinary walks of
life the same as in those reserved for the
elect. The habit of mentality connoted In
a physical way by a chin which melts im
perceptibly Into the "Adam's apple" and
by a tone of voice ending laterrogatlveiy
may be incident alike to him who would be
a fighter If he had the grit and to him
whose success, if he could attain it, would
be at a philosopher. Whether one has
rourage and fixity of purpose Is the point
of excellence 1 any line of endeavor,
Whether the object to be attained Is worthy
or not ii another matter. The quality
which makes a good showing In a street
light is the same at that which gives heart
to ambition In a great enterprise. The
rude epitaph of the cowNy, "He done his
damnedest angels could do no more, ex
pressed the tame sentiment as that won
derful plea of the heavy laden Paul, "
have fought the good fight, I have finished
oif course, I av kept U faith.
TALK OF TUB BTATB JI1K9.
Falls City Journal: The legislature tried
to pass a law making the stealing of
chickens a felony. It the price continues
to rise as it has been doing It will be a
felony under the old law before long.
Ashland Gazette: Great credit it due to
Congressman Htnahaw tor hit tealoui ef
forts In behalf of rural mall service In this
locality. They have already borne fruit
In the definite arrangements to start the
two Ashland routes. Mr. Hinsbaw has
demonstrated hie Interest la the welfare
and convenience of hit constituents.
Wausa Gtsettei The state legislature hat
adjourned and its record Is a part of his
tory. At the smoke clears away and the
people of the state become more acquainted
with the work accomplished they will more
fully appreciate the earnest efforts of the
members. One thing Is certain, the fusion
party finds little comfort In the record of
the late legislature and will find lest at
the months pass by.
Alnsworth Star-Journal: The house of
representatives did Itself much credit when
It passed a bill giving the wife halt-Inter
est in her husband's estate after hit death.
The senate had leas broad-minded men In
this matter and defeated the bill much to
the discredit of men who know better. J.
Douglas deserves much praise for his
gallant fight in the house In behalf of
Valentine Republican: Surely it it to be
hoped that Oovernor Mickey hat established
precedent in the firm stand he took
against Sunday legislative Jamborees which
will be followed by future governors.
While tome contend he It taking hit Metho
dism into the office too freely the Repub
lican believes lnttead he it directed by a
sense of high moral conscience and thereby
it setting a good example for the thought
less. Circumstances and conditions indi
cate It it time tome one had backbone
enough to item the tide of disregard for
Auburn Post: In the Judgment of the
Post the late legislature passed two of
the most Important bills that have been
passed by a Nebraska legislature for years
the revenue bill and the Joint resolution
calling for a constitutional convention.
Governor Mickey preferred to amend our
present constitution rather than making a
new one. The Post believes that amend
ing our present constitution would be like
patching an old coat, when you are through
you have a rotten foundation covered with
patches. A new constitution need not
radically change the present one, but It can
eliminate Its defects much better than
Rushville Standard: The legislature
passed a bill granting the state the right to
build another normal school. The place
hat not been designated, the bill leaving
the selection of the place to the State
Board of Education. Being a citizen of
Sheridan county it would be natural tor us
to wish to have the formal located at
Rushville if it would be practical, but
realizing the impracticableness of such a
proposition we shall do that which we con
sider the best for the west part of the state
and Join with those who are endeavoring to
locate the building at Alliance. That Is tho
proper place for It and the Board of Edu
cation should consider the matter seri
ously before crowding any more schools
east of the 100th meridian.
Rushville Recorder: The legislature ad
journed after ltt protracted labor. The
revenue law la easily the foremost measure
passed, and If it la at successful in raising
the revenue demanded and needed by the
state aa it friends predict it will be a
measure that will reflect considerable
credit on ltt authors. The amount of money
that Is expected to fall Into the state cof
fers It variously estimated at from $3,000,-
000 to $5,000,000. The prairie dog law is
another far-reaching measure which la
needed, and if it works all right, will go a
long way to aettle this vexed question.
These two measures, and the elevator bill,
are the roost important pasted, though
several others,, tuch at the Junior normal
bill, are worthy of notice, though we
doubt the usefulness of the latter. At
usual there had to be a surplus of un
Syracuse Journal: - The Nebraska legisla
ture has adjourned. While this legislature
did tome things they ought not to have
done and left undone some thing they
ought to have done, yet taking tte ses
sion at a whole. It was one' of the most
businesslike ever convened In the state.
The 'revenue bill waa passed in response
to a general demand of the people, al
though powerful lobbies labored day and
night to defeat It. The appropriation bills
were kept within res son and at the same
time were of sufficient amounts to carry
on the business of the state. While the
railroads were given to understand that
they could not run the state they were
given equal treatment with the people. In
point of Intelligence, honesty and ability,
the members of the legislature just closed
compare favorably with any past legisla
Holdrege Progress: The fact that Hast
ings. Grand Island and Kearney each al
ready has good atate Institutions should
have weight with tho State Board of Edu
cation' In locating the new state normal
school. It It a patent fact that the south
western part of the state has been "left
out in the cold" whenever conaideratlon baa
been asked. The educational Interests of
this section certainly appeal to the ear
nest attention of the State Board of Edu
cation at this time. Because the central
and eastern portions of Nebraska now con
tain the larger portion of the population
doet not entitle those tectiont to all state
institutions. Moreover, western Nebraska
is only partly developed at yet and It will
be but a few years when Ita people will
demand an audience In the shaping of state
government, and we are entitled to consid
eration now. The press of western Ne
braska can do a very great deal In com
manding the respect and attention of the
balance of the state if the publishers will
realize our educational, agricultural and
commercial Importance and prospects of fu
I, ark of Kaorkrr,
After falling heir to $300,000 the woman
who Is striving in the courts to obtain re
instatement in a War department clerk
ship, from which she was dismissed hy
Secretary Root, ought to be In a position
not only to forget and forgive, tut to turn
up her nose at the whole departmental
Wlrelena Telegraphy at m 8tmUt 111.
New York Tribune.
Months have elapaed since Marconi sent
messages across the ocean from Cape Bre
ton and Cape Cod to Poldliu, and many
weeks have passed since he went back from
this country to England. In all the inter
vening time It doea not appear to bav
been possible to transmit messages In the
opposite direction. Th courteous repllee
which royalty made to the communication
of the governor general of Canada and the
president of the United States came by
the unpoetlc cable, aud other dispatches
which have since been filed at tbe English
end of the line have remained unsent. Just
what the trouble It one cannot easily guess
Now that a connection has been granted
with tbe British land llnet no official ob
stacle remalna, apparently. If there was
a lack of ateam power at Poldbu It ought
not to have taken many daya to supply that
want. Can It be that there la any serious
Inherent difficulty in transmitting to tha
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Till! OMAHA CITT CAMPAIGN.
Waterloo Oazette: The populists of
Omaha have Joined the bolters of the re
publican convention and nominated E. A.
Benson as their candidate for mayor. Tho
fight promises to be warm In the extreme
before the end of the campaign. The Dally
Newt Is championing the cause Of the
Tender Times: Of all the slim excuses
ever Invented to bolt a convention, the
antl-Rotewaterltet of Omaha have con
cocted the gauslest of them all. After
being defeated in primaries and convention
as well at the popular vote, they proceed
to put up another candidate tinder the
wornout banner of reform.
Syracuse Journal: Mayor Moorea waa
renominated for mayor of Omaha after one
of the most aensatlonal political fights la
the history of the city. It Omaha never
electa a worse man than Frank Moores to
the office of mayor it may rett assured
that the people will always have a friend
In that office. Frank Moores never did, nor
never will wear a brass collar.
Stanton Ticket: Frank E. Mooret hat
been triumphantly renominated for a third
term aa mayor of the great city of Omaha.
It it now up to republicans who opposed
hit nomination to say what they are going
to do about his election. Of coune Dave
Mercer will throw up his hat and get in
line for the nominee. At a loyal repub
lican who alwayt supports the nomine
and despises a bolter David can never
give a thought to doing anything else.
Wayne Herald: Political llnet ar red
hot down In the city of Omaha. Last
week, assisted by The Bee, Mayor Mooret
tucceeded in securing a majority of the
delegatei in the primaries and wat there
fore renominated for mayor. This aroused
the ire of the Broatch-Mercer faction and
there is war on, as thlt faction bolted
the convention, held a matt meeting and
by petition placed in nomination Eraatus
Weeping Water Herald: It appears that
while Rosewater't friends (T) were in Lin
coln looking after bills that would be a
cure-all in primaries and elections, the
editor of The Bee was at home shaping
things to suit tald laws, and as a conse
quence cam out of the primaries a long
winner. Now those visiting delegates are
wishing they had stuck closer to the seat
of trouble. Mayor Mooret It the repub
lican candidate for mayor of Omaha an
other term, but of course he needs votea
election time. It doesn't mean that a
nomination la an election, but the tame
fighters that control . primaries generally
control elections in Omaha.
Hastings Tribune: The Moores faction
won out in the primaries In Omaha, and
the trouble should have ended then and
there, but It did not, in fact, that wat
merely , the signal for the big fight to
begin. Now . the anti-Moorea men have
brought out Erastut Benson to run for
mayor by petition and the people's inde
pendent party endorted him and thut fused
with the bolting republican!. Such politics
smacks of bosslsm and boodle, and no good
can come of it. It the republicans of
Omaha have any love for their party prin
ciples they will stand by the ticket at nom
inated at the primaries, and will also use
all honorable meant to defeat the bolters.
Roar of the Old Maids.
Kansas City Star.
The old maids' convention now being held
at Rochester, N. T., hat severely criticized
President Roosevelt's "anti-race suicide"
speech and bat practically told the chief
executive to mind hit own buslnoet. Miss
Amelia Higglnson, president of the conven
tion, tald: "He can safely leave the ques
tion of babiet in the handa of the patient,
self-sacrificing women of this republic."
Perhapa thla spinster It right, but it would
be obviously unsafe to leave it to the old
Importance of Irrigation.
. Gunton'a Magazine.
The forettt should bepreserved to pro
tect the water sources and the lumber sup
ply of the future; the mining laws should
be Improved to give greater enoouragement
and protection to prospectors and mining
operators and greater revenue to the recla
mation fund; the grazing district! should
be put under control In order that the
remaining grasses may not be destroyed
and that barren rangea may be restored.
The present situation la a teriout menace
to the meat supply of tha nation.
In the reclamation fund, created by the
national Irrigation act, there It now about
$10,000,000, which it being drawn upon to
meet the coat of surveyt and inveetigatlons
now being conducted. In some districts of
Utah, Colorado, California, Arizona anil
other states, where iavorable reservoir lo
cations are found, the people are plaiinl'.is
to shape local laws and conditions to meet
the demands of government Irrigation offi
npAprtc fnr If nrvfntci.
tw' I?" F' 22' 1 nan r
i 1 1 ' SIISIu&. P $ $ a 'i
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flf you are weak and nervous and are tired all
the time, take Ayer s Sarsapanlla and know
what it is to be well and strong.
Keep the liver active with Ayer's Pills. Purely
vegetable, gently laxative, a great aid to the
Sarsaparilla. Ask your doctor about these medi
cines. He knows. He
Chicago, the city of forty-three lan
guages, cast 85 per cent of its registered
vote at the municipal election.
It It an open secret that If Sir Thomas
Upton aucceedt In taking the America's
cup back to England he will be made a
It has been officially decided that the
St. Louis World's fair "Midway" la to be
called "The Tike." Of course, everybody
Will bit it.
Croker is reputed to be winning $115,000
a year on the English turf. Thla It a par
tial answer to the famous query, "Where
does he get Itr
Dr. Loreni's courage hat not been over
estimated. He has come back her after
telling the Vienna papers that American
women cannot cook.
An Iowa man wanta to start a coffin fao
tory In Moberly, Mo., and atks tbe assist
ance of the people of the town on the
ground that be can give employment to
fifty people "It the death rate hohlo."
The value of the human whistle may
toon be determined by a Chicago court In
a tult for $20,000 damagea against a street
railway company, brought by a policeman
who wat injured in a trolley accident. The
chief result of the accident was Inability
to whistle, and on bit whittle the poll co
man tets a great value.
Toung men have the advantage, anyway.
The girl with a homely mouth can't cover
it up by growing a moustache. Somervllle
"You tee," he exclaimed, "the market la
overstocked with tbe only thing I've been
able to acquire."
"What Is thutT"
"Advice." Chicago Pott.
"So the Count Fuacadt wants your hand
in marring I''
"I don't know," tald Miss Curarox,
thoughtfully, "whether It 1 my hand he
wants to much aa father's signature."
Mies Ann Teek One of my greatest treas
urea la a 6-cent piece which was given to
me brand new from the mint on my 6th
Mien "fltn I stippoee rare old colna like
that do oectfiery valuable Philadelphia
"The people of your country, I Infer,"
aid the passenger with the foreign ac
cent, "are confronted with a race prob-
"We don't call it a problem," the man
with the loud waistcoat responded.
"Racln' nowaday! is a game." Chicago
"Angelica's father? He It an old pirate!"
exclaimed George, bitterly.
"Are you justified In eaying that? asked
bis mother, gently. '
"Of course I am. I had evidence only
last night that he It a free-booter. '
"Don't Vou think you Had bftter try to
keep these people from circulating un
truths about you?"
"No," answered Senator Sorghum; "If I
can create the ImpresHton that I am habit
ually slandered 1 reckon 1 will be bettei'
oft.' Washington Star.
"I hear," said the boss, "that you've b?n
kicking because you've got so much to do."
"Well er yes," replied the clerk, "I did
"Well, we'll have to give you ao much
more to do that you won't have time to
kick." Philadelphia Press.
VI LIKE HIS 8TYLK.
James Barton Adams In Denver Poet.
When Theodore Is in our midst we'll load
htm with applause,
Hit welcome will be honest goods devoid of
warps and flaws;
We'll greet him with a grip of band more
eloquent than speech
And chow blm that we think he is a presl-
There'll be no bending of the knee, no
fawning at hla tect.
No maids of matchless beauty atrewlng
flowers In the street.
But every face will flash on him an honet
In honest western way beceuse we like his
He once was reckoned one of us before he '
fell from grace.
The western aim hs burned the tan Into
hla fearless face,
The western breezes oft have tung to him
As in his blanket bed he lay beneath tha
The western Htorms have often tried his
loyal western nerve,.
But never from their rudest, blast bat be
been known to swerve.
And when he hits our camping ground the
people, rank and file,
Will greet him with a whoop becauae we
.-like hla western style.
Our western eyet will look behind that
mask he has to wear
Called "presidential dignity" and see the
And through that nvisk we hope to tee
within his eye the blsze
Of western lire that sparkled there back In
his western days.
No party will be recognized In welcoming
But all will bunch together and will do
their level best
To make a record-breaker of our hearty
He spreads his blanketa In our camp, be
cause we like his style.
There is safety in Ayer's Sar
saparilla. You can trust it even
during the wildest storm. It
It niiiets. for it cures.
has the formula.
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