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Ike Hascall 'always bag something up
bis sleeve before be goes out of office.
The strike Injunction is evidently
game that can be played by two sides.
If anybody has any unfair soiled
linen to wash, be should bave it done
at borne. , .
Grover Cleveland's strong point In
politics evidently consists In keeping
every one guessing as to bis intentions.
The poor tax-shirking railroads never
think of the. poor overtaxed home own'
ers who are paying their own taxes and
the taxes of the railroads besides.
The emperor of Japan bas a session
'., of the Japanese Diet on bis hands. It
la to be hoped be will be able to with
stand the strain and emerge in good
form.' , . . .
Councilman Hascall manages to breed
more mischief In one brief term every
time , be smuggles himself into office
than any other person could work in a
. For all the free advice tendered by
eastern Journals as to. Nebraska's duty
toward the offer by. Mr. Rockefeller of
a donation to the State university of
two-thirds of $100,000, we are sure our
people will be duly thankful.
Governor LaFollette bas won out in
bis fight for the equal taxation of rail
way property in Wisconsin on the same
basis , as other property. . The . people
will also win out as against the tax-
shirking railroads in Nebraska In time.
The best comparison to be made with
the effort of the corporation councllmen
to .vote themselves Into the next coun
cil as bold-overs In newly created wards
Is that of the man trying to pull him
self over the fence by bis boot straps.
Tbe real offense of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Lee of Missouri seems to be thst
when delegnted by the Baking Powder
trust to distribute a boodle fund of $10,
000 among members of the legislature
be kept only a small part of it for him
Memorial rlnv. which ia avaln Mom at
.-j u .i v. u
band, should always have fitting ob
servance. .Memorial day committees of
the soldier ' organizations are making
preparations for their Usual programs
and should have the cordial support of
all our patriotic citizens.
If the 20,000 voters of Omaha were
askea to decide wnetner tney want
Us sea 11 and his coterie of defunct coun -
cilmen to bold over by raising their
bands, not a baker's dozen would be
courageous enough to declare them-1
elves In favor of the Hascall gang.
The meeting of the International As
sociation of Chiefs of Police, la session
tn . New irleans, may not be a repre
sents tl-, a gathering. Too many of the
emery or pouce are quite Dusiiy en -
gaed by circumstances thst require
tnelr personal attention at home Just
Nebraska can make a creditable show
lng of its resources and products at the
Louisiana Purchase exposition within
the $33,000 appropriated by the legUla-
tore. It Is simply up to the exposition
commissioners and those in charge of
the work under them to make the most
of every dollar at their command.
In taking a stsnd for the libel bill pro
jected by the political grafters to mus-
sle'tbe press. Pennsylvania s governor
shows a commendable trslt of loyalty to
tbe bosses who made him. Oovernor
Fennypaeker simply decided that, be
wed more to the political ring than be
did to the newspapers who supported
t:tTtLLlGE!ST LSAfiKRSHlP RtQCIRSU.
In the struggle between organised
lalmr and organized rafltal the chief re
quirement of labor I lntelliKMit nnd
conservative leadership. Success of the
efforts of workinKinen In trmlps unions
to Improve their condition depends very
trently upon the wisdom and sound
Judgment of the men In control. If
those yield to the prompting of passion
rather than the dictate of renson, If
they are deposed to be rash and reck-
less rather than careful and conserva
tive, they are certain to In some way
discredit their cause and fall to obtain
that public sympathy and support which
Is essential to the success of labor.
The mistakes and the failures of or-
ganlzed labor have been due chiefly to
bad lendershlp to a lack on the part of
those in control of intelligence, sagacity
and prudence. In the main the action
of labor unions is determined by lead
ers and if these be men wanting in
sound Judgment and common sense,
who enn be swayed by prejudice
and passion and will yield to un
reasoning clamor, they will in most
cases lead their organizations to defeat
The most successful trades unions in
this country are those which hare been
most careful in the selection' of their
leaders, choosing men of intelligence.
Judgment and integrity. It bas been
well remarked that men, fit to lead or to
guide would, in making demands for
higher wages or shorter' hours, give due
consideration to the conditions of the
employment and the interests of em
ployers, and would seek the fullest un
derstanding of a business in which they
clulin that labor should be treated as a
partner and not as a servant. They
would seek for a mutual understanding
and a fair regard for mutual rights and
interests, recognizing that capital bas
its rights as well as labor. -They would
strive to strengthen the unions by dem
onstrating their benefit in improving
the condition of workmen and putting
them on more favorable terms with em
ployers. They would discountenance at
tacks upon person or property, violation
of law or public order, or any defiance
or resistance of constituted authority
A writer, on this subject who contends
that there is ample Justification for the
organization of labor in the need of ef
fectlve means of promoting and defend
ing the Interests of worklngmen, for
capital gains power by organization, ob
serves that the evils of labor unionism,
which hinder its progress and intensify
antagonism between labor and capital
are due to bad leadership and can only
be cured by its Improvement. That can
only come, he urges, through a more in
telligent and Independent spirit among
those, who constitute the membership.
"As with so many other defects in the
social and political system the remedy
is to be sought by an unremitting cam.
palgn of education, working through
discussion and experience, and in this
all classes In the community must take
part Employers and employed, '"pro
ducers and consumers, must make com
mon cause for more enlightenment and
a better understanding." Labor unions
generally are perhaps more careful now
I than at an earlier period in selecting
their, leaders, but undoubtedly .as to
many or tnein improvement is possible.
TH CITTC0VXC1L SHUCLDRtCUl'SIDBR
The tax-paying ritlzens of Omaha and
consumers of water generally who were
so Jubilant ever the compulsory pur-
chase of the water works may presently
discover that they bave nothing to Jubi
late over. Most of these good . people
may not .be aware of the fact, but it
nevertheless . Is true that the ' water
works company bas stolen a march on
them both in the enactment of ' the
Hbwell-Gllbert water bill, in the ap
pointment of the water board and In
the selection of the appraisers. '
Under the original contract with the
water works company the city bas the
right to acquire the property at the ex
piration of twenty years from the com
pletlon of the works by paying for the
plant without considering the value of
the franchise. Under this contract the
u uw r.gui u uaiue one ap-
praiser, me water
company a second
appraiser and the two appraisers a
two appraisers a
It is a most extraordinary coincidence
' T.. . f ww a I
.ui isaac o. iiascsa, tne Deii-wetner
or tne noiiy water gang, that was com-
pletely routed in Its attempt to foist an
outea in its attempt to foist an
inferior hlrh nroaanr nlant -mvnn
Inferior high pressure plant ' upon the
city twenty-one years ago and who
manipulated the council on behalf of I
the original American Water Works
company so that the works were not
accepted by the city until two years
after their completion, was the man
I wbo introduced and pushed through the
out-going council 01 umana the con
1 flrmation of the appointment of Engl
amuim ui uii-Hgo as tne appraiser
for the city of OmaBa.
rT" V. ... 11 as m . I
iit. Munuou mac conrronts ns is,
Can Mr. Alvord be depended upon to
champion and safeguard the Interests
fit the CttV In tha OntillaAmAn am 111
he stand In with the appraiser ap-
pointed by the water works company
""d 3oln with blm in selecting the third
1 t "u up a tree u iooss
very much as if the water works com-
psny wouiu nave an three appraisers
and the city nobody. .This Impression
may be erroneous, but it Is a natural
sequence of existing circumstances.
The city of Omaha bas an engineer
who is fully competent to represent It
on the appraisement board and the city
could, moreover, bave bad bis services
in that capacity without expending a
dollar In addition to bis aalarr. while
Mr. Alvord will, doubtless, chsrge any
where from one to five thousand dollars
for his services. The city engineer
could have been depended upon to make
an honest. Impartial appraisement and
in any controversy give the city the
benefit of the doubt.
Mr. Alvord Is an unknown quantity
to everybody In Omaha excepting ex-
Governor Boyd and possibly the man-
agera of the water company. When bis
name was projected before the counrll
It was the duly of that body to Investi
gate him thoroughly nnd to Interrogate
him personally regarding his .views as
to the method he proposes to pursue In
the Tslunt'on and nlsti the engineer or
engineers he would vote for as the third
man. But no such precaution was
taken and Mr. .Alvord will represent the
great corporation of Omaha with its
hundred million dollars without the
slightest assurance that the city's In
terest will be protected. A more reck
less and extra hazardous transaction on
behalf of a public corporation is incon
ceivable. In the midst of the excitement over
the labor strike it may be difficult to
arouse property owners and water con-
sum ers of Omaha to the dauger of a
Jug handle bargain that would Involve
the city In a colossal mortgage debt
without giving it any relief from high
water hydrant rentals and high water
rates. There is still time for the coun
cil to reconsider and reclnd Its action.
Unless this is done municipal owner
ship by the purchase of the water
works Is likely to be the most costly
experiment any city bas ever made In
BILL WILL BK COZSCHVjiTirB.
Senator Spooner, who is one of the
subcommittee of the senate finance com
mittee charged with the duty of fram
ing a new currency bill, is quoted as
saying that the members of the commit
tee, at their recent conference, were of
one mind as to the course to be pursued
nnd that wns to keep to conservative
ground and in nowise advance a radical
bill which would give rise to any doubt
as to the future among business inter
ests. -The Washington correspondent of
the. Philadelphia Ledger observes that it
is safe to say the committee will not
propose any experimental propositions.
The prosperity of the country and the
confidence which the people have in the
present administration are two power
ful factors combining to control the
Judgment of the members of the com
It seems to be the general opinion
that some of the features of the Aldrlch
bill will be embraced in the new meas
ure. It is being pointed out, however,
that there were numerous objections to
that bill, particularly from bankers of
the middle west, so that another mens
ure framed on the general lines of that
one would be sure to encounter more
or less opposition. This Is, of course.
well understood by the committee and
perhaps will cause them some per
plexity when they come to the task of
preparing a bill. It will certainly be n
rather difficult matter to frame a cur
rency bill that both the public and the
banker" w,n b satisfied with, but the
ab,e men who hay the matter in charge
may accomplish this. At all events it is
gratifying to know that they Intend to
keep to conservative ground.
'A CLOSKD IlfCIDEKT.
According to the latest advices it
would seem safe to regard the Man-
churtan - incident as closed, the report
being that Russia has announced the
opening of the province to foreign travel
without any restrictions. It also ap
pears that there was nothing serious in
the fact that a small body of Russian
soldiers went to New Cbwang, a cir
cumstance (which was believed to be a
grave menace, particularly by the Brit
ish and Japanese governments. Assum-
iDg the latest information to be correct,
It seems that the Russian government
has been acting all along in good faith
and has simply taken such precautions
for the safeguarding of Its interests in
Manchuria, which are very great, as
were deemed necessary.
Of course there may be something re
garding Russian policy and intentions
that has not been disclosed, but what
is known of the situation gives no cause
for complaint on the part of any power.
Doubtless the course pursued by our
government, in Its protest against what
appeared to be a move hostile to the
Interests of the United States, was en-
tirely proper. It is now seen, however,
tnat it was not reallv neceaanrv an
Secretary Hay showed good Judgment
In not yielding to the dmn1 tt
in not yielding to the demand, quite
I freelw mad, that nnr envammnn .... 1.4
go to extreme measures to nrevent the
carrying out of the apparent Russian
designs. The present promise Is that
no American Intprmt In xr.nnt,.,.i. .m
1 i.. i t i.v. ...
imciinm wim aim me assurances
that have been given to this effect have
evidently been accepted at Washington
as being made in good faith. That
Russia will remain in Manchuria Is a
lacr very generally recognized and
there can be no reasonable objection to
I her doing so If she will deal fairly with
other countries having interests there.
1 The latest promise of an amicable
settlement of the strike of the iTninn
Faclnc boiler makers and machinlata
bas been set for the early part of next
week. Promises of an amicable settle-
. i , 1 .
"'"i. w "miuipui uare, nowever, Deen made so
many times within the past nine months
without being fulfilled that the people
of Omaha will take little stock
promise until it has materialized. In
this matter most people In these parts
ball from Missouri.
Clerks In the Treasury department
after several weeks of labor have Just
completed counting the money In the
vaults of the subtressury In New Tork
aggregating $280,471,256. No such la
borious work Is requited of treasury
clerks In other countries, chiefly because
no other nation carries a cssh balance
that will compare with that of Uncle
Alabama republicans have passed a
resolution through their state committee
endorsing the administration of Tresi-
dent' Roosevelt this, notwithstanding
tbe fact that Alabama bas about as
large a percentage of black population
as Is to be found anywhere. Those who
count oa th southern states sending
delegations to the next"' republican tui
tions. 1 convention adverse to the renoni
Inntlon of President Itooserrlt are Just
liable to be fooled.
The establishment of new mral free
delivery routes has been suspended until
July 1, when the postofflce appropria
tion becomes available with the begin
ning of the fiscal year. There is no
danger, however, of any permanent em
bargo on the extension of rural free de
livery. The success achieved by the sys
tem Insures its enlargement until it in
cludes every postofflce patron who is
accessible to carrier delivery.
Tic a Can to It.
To the Nebraska people: Don't look a
gift university In tha oil can.
Gettlnsi av Hepatatlon.
Omaha Is evidently bent upon making
Itself known as the greatest strlks center
west of Chicago.
Hot Ram for Hla Mosey.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
General Baden Powell Is about to under
take a tour of the world. In the hope that
he may be able, to overtake the rumor that
he had made slighting remarks about the
The Postofflce Scandal.
Detroit Pre Press.
It Is In keeping with the entire publlo rec
ord of President Roosevelt, if it be true
that he is pushing an Investigation of the
postofflce scandals. If this policy sidetracks
any head of a department or other high
official it Is because he lacks the right sort
of nerve or Is not willing to hare the whole
truth known. With the president to direct
and Brlstow to carry out orders nothing
discoverable will remain concealed.
Protection of Birds.
Intelligent effort is being mads to en
courage the multiplication of birds In Mon
tana, and with such success that they are
Increasing in that state, though decreas
ing In most other sections of the United
States. Bird lovers, have shown conclu
sively that birds Increase when properly
protected, while horticulturists have learned
that the Increase In birds means a decrease
in fruit pests. Tha conclusion Is a simple
and logical one.
A Skillful "Jollier."
Three years ago it was eald-rnd with
truth that Colonel Roosevelt was no poli
tician. It could not truthfully be said to
day. The suave and tactfui manner in
which hia excellency flatters the vanity and
conciliates the prejudices of every town he
visits would do credit to any campaigner.
Tha colonel has acquired a reputation for
being an exponent of the bluff and strenu
ous In politics, whereaa he la In reality a
most skillful "Jollier."
Predlcanaent of m Crook.
' Minneapolis Journal.
Tt Is easy to understand now why Lieu
tenant Governor Lee of Missouri was
threatened with nervous prostration. Most
any man with a trace of feeling left would
be decidedly nervous when threatened with
the discovery of the acceptance of a bribe
of 110,000. And now Lee has confessed that
he took the moncyand turned 18,600 of it
over to seven senators. Think of the lieu
tenant governor 'of a great state allowing
himself to descend, )o such depths! . -
Strike Fever-Attack Royalty,
The last striker for higher wages is Ed-
vard VII, , king of,J3ngland and emperor of
India. He wants an advance of $160,000 in
bis yeatfjr wage ofJH 150.000. On the ground
of onerous duties, expensive housekeeping
and expanding sovereignty he can no doubt
make a strong showing. Though monarchy
is an expensive toy, King Edward can
plead In bis own behalf that the per capita
cost of government In Oreat Britain Is not
so great as Iii ' the billion-dollar country
across the seas. -
A TRANSPARENT TRICK.
British Efforts to Inveigle the United
State, Into a Row
Philadelphia Korth American.
The Kuso-Amrtean. war news factory
In London la working overtime, but Its out
put is more copious than Ingenious. Bpeclal
cable dispatches to New York newspapers
are almost ludlciou la the transparency
of their purpoue, which is to persuade the
American people that It Is their peculiar
business to pull Knglands' cneatriui out
of the Asiatic fir. These dls
patches have no news value whatever;
they are cabled editorials, inspired by Brit
Ish Interests, depicting in the blackest
colors Russia's alleged perfidy and "delib
erate deception" ' of the United States,
dwelling on the . "gross insults" to this
nation and urging us to take the lead in a
coalition against the nefarious Slav.
ThM iiiiArile nlot to lnvelzla the United
States Into aa entangling alliance with
European powsrs discloses Itself In such
cable "news" as this
'The sudden, and grave responsibility
which falls upon the United States by rea
son of Russia's action la the far East
should' be fully understood by the Atner
lean people, as undoubtedly It Is by the
I authorities at Washington."
No nation can become an Important fac
tor In the world s trade In this twentieth
century wtthout taking an equally promt
nent part In the world's politics. This as
sertion la so axiomatic that It will scarcely
admit of argument.
Russia's defiant action at New Chwang
in reply to the American protest against
tn- repudiation of a solemn pledge leaves
but one course open to the United States,
If national prestige snd self-respect sr to
The work Is not olever; It Is stupidly raw
There has been no defiant action at New
Chwang; the Russians have not reoocupled
the place, and British solicitude for the na
tional prestige and self-respect of the
United States Is quit superfluous. The
American people are entirely capable of
understanding their national responslblil
ties without advice from London, and they
are supremely Indifferent to the hullabaloo
about "world politics" raised by the London
press sgents of frightened British traders.
The Stat department at Washington has
spoiled th "war board's" scheme for a
dull-season sensation snd made the London
bureau of world politics ridiculous by as
suring th Russian ambaaaador that Joint
action with England and Japan In protest
agalnat Ruaalan operations never has been
considered. Secretary Hay's Indignation
and truculent designs resolve themselves
Into 'figments of th news fakir's active
If England repents having taken a tall
hold on tha Russian bear. It may look else
where than to th United States for as
sistance In letting go.
Mlsalonnrlc Anannon tn Field.
LONDON. May 11. Advices from Morocco
say the American missionaries hav prac
tically abandoned Mequlnes owing to th
critical aituatlon. but there la no anxiety
regarding the rolsalonarles elsewhere. Let
ters received here from Fes this week say
that th surrounding country Is quiet and
that th outlook 1 mora hopeful In conse
quence of th rains having Improved th
! agricultural prospects.
HOIST) ABOCT HKW VOtlK.
Rlaple on th Torrent of 1.1 fe In the
New Yorkers csn roar about small things
In a ridiculous fanhlon. I'onalderlng the
boasted wealth and lavlahneaa of the town,
to set up a roar concerning the recent rul
ing of the Postofflce department about torn
postage stamps smacks of the plcayunlsh
spirit.- A btinlnes man who did not believe
that the Postofflc department had made
such ruling took two torn stamps from his
drawer and sent them to Waahlngton with
a question as to their redemption. If he
could not use them on letters, he wanted to
see If there was any chance of getting his
He received a prompt answer from th
third assistant postmaster general. No
such stamps could be redeemed, nor could
they be used upon letters. Uncle Bam was
ahead 4 cents on th deal, and all th busi
ness man could do was to throw the torn
stamps Into th wast basket. Th answer
stirred his wrath 4 cents' worth. Securing
a hammer he Joined th grand army of
' "I stood for a moment at th entrsnc to
Brooklyn brldg today," writes Jo Howard
In th Boston Globe. "After watching the
columns which cam from th north, th
south and th west, easily 100,000 people,
swarming to and overwhelming th meager
car outfit, I wondered what will be New
Tork's fate five years from today. Th ex
tension of car lines, stupidly managed In
Brooklyn, has built up Long Island to an
xtent amaxlng as It Is profitable. People
who earn their living in New York City
are between th devil and th deep blue
sea so far as comfortable transportation is
concerned. The population of this great
city grows rapidly and flows In Its sur
plusage across the bridge to the esst and
by the ferries to the west, so that already
Long Island and the Jerseys sr comfort
less, snd New York Is well nigh uninhabit
able. With no degree of comfort can we
get uptown or downtown, and the same
la true with th bridge and ferry travel to
Brooklyn and th Jerseys. New York seems
to be th universal Mecca. In addition to
the boys snd girls of th entire nation, who
act on th belief that her alone fortune
awaits them, w have not less than 500,000
Immigrants a year add their Incommodtngs
to our existing embarrassment. If It Is
bad today, what will it be five years from
today. There is but one centalnty, and that
Is th multi-mllltonalrlstlo of the men who
own the transportation companies. A ma
jority of these fortunate men twenty-five
years sgo had nothing but cheek and fa
miliarity with lobby Influence. Today they
break th laws with Impunity, control thou
sands of votes, disregard the wishes of the
community and flaunt their millions In the
faces of a patient public, who rarely com
plain and never resist. Immensely valuable
as the surface and "IV' car service has
been to the city. Its present exactions sre
unbearable to auch an extent that they welt
deserve th overhauling which recently
placed them before their fellow cltlsens In
no enviable light. So far as expert observa
tion goes, however, I really know of no ex
ception, . except this of transportation,
which warrants any of us In breaking my
suggested rule of 'Don't grunt.' "
Tha bottom of a ship ain't absolutely
necessary, anyway, said a man on tne
dock.' The eyes which had wandered
decorously to the celling after the othe
man finished dropped suddenly upon the
gentleman who made this startling declara
tion. He was greatly pleased at having
thus reconcentrated attention. "It Is pos
sible that none of you men has read the
account of the boat that cam Into New
York harbor a month sgo without a bot
tom T Well, It's a fact, anyway. She was
on of. those old lumber scows plying be
tween this harbor and the Maine coast.
She met punishing weather about ten hours
out and began, to sink. Th men worked
day and night at th pumps and finally
she was safely docked. Then it was dis
covered that her whole bottom had dropped
out and her lumber cargo had saved her.
Instead of thanking Providence for their
good luck the satlora fell to cussing for
having tried to pump th whole Atlantic
through the ship." The discussion then
fell Into personal gossip, and four of the
six men In the group said they were going
abroad for the summer.
Th people of th state of New York will
vote at th next November election upon
th advisability of expending tlOl.000,000
upon the improvement of th Erie, the
Oswego and th Champlaln canals, mis
Is th most stupendous scheme of Internal
Improvement which has ever been pro
posed to a commonwealth in this country,
and bas few parallels In the history of the
world. Th object of this proposed great
undertaking Is to Insure to th port of
jjew Tork tha continuance of th com
mercial aupremacy which It has enjoyed
sine th foundation of the government.
Th business of the port of New York
still largely exceeds that of any port In
th United States, but It has been conclu
sively shown that it Is falling oft year by
year,- and that its loss has been the gain
of Boston. Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Newport Nws. Th loss in tonnag of re
cent .years has been so alarming as to
threaten in' the no far distant futura the
mt Is proposed to enlarge th Erie and
Oswego .canals so that they will hav a
minimum bottom width of 75 fet and a
minimum depth of 11 feet. They will ac
commodate boats 1 feet long, 28 feet In
width snd 10-toot draught. These boats
will hav a cargo capacity of 1,000 tons,
which will mean ,83 bushels of wheat.
Th Champlaln canal will b able under
th proposed Improvement to accommodate
h.t. h.vtni a carrying capacity of 250
Th original cost of th Erl canal
proper was r,148.78, or over 12.000,000 mora
h.n tha original stlmate. IU enlarge
ment In 1836-42 cost IU,5.411 Of th 18.000.
ma aDDroDtiated tor canal Improvement In
1S96, t,83.S90 was spent upon the Erl. Up
tn and Including th appropriation raaa in
1S95 th total coat of conati ictlng and Im
proving th Erie, Oswego ana cnaropjain
canal, as th friends of the canal figure.
h.. h-n about 1118.000,000. The revenues
. iura when the tolls on tne canais
were abolished, amounted to flsl,eoT.M-
a rti.natch from New York says: All
hop has been given up for the eyesight of
Ira D. Bankey. tne wen anuwu .inoun.
and comDOsor of religious songs, it was do
Ileved for a while that he would recover
th. alKht of at least one eye, but his son.
in.. I. Bankey of 18 Park place. Brooklyn,
stated that hla father would be totally and
Dr. Kallsh. under whose car th van
gellst has been sine his sight first began
to falL several months sgo. Is continuing
his treatment, but mainly for the purpose
nf nreventlns th return of I he muiaay
which might endanger the patient s II'.
In general bodily health sir. Bankey Is
lmDrovlng. his son said, but very
slowly. During th warm days cf th last
two weeks he has been able to take short
walks In Waahlngton park, tflj.tccnt to bis
horn Is South Oxford street, Brookljn
and bas occasionally been driving. The out
Ings have doit hlra much good.
Mr. Sankey's son Intends to take him to
the mountains before the summer set In
"Yes. my father realises that he will
never see again." said the younger Mr,
Sankay to a reporter for the Herald last
night, "but he has resigned hlmalf to It
with Christian spirit. He makes no com
plaint and retains his former sweet temper,
Ood gives and Ood cakes away he ssya
It Is Ood s wUV
1 i is ill
THERE 33 MO SUBSTITUTE
CLEVELAND, BRYAN ET AU
Cincinnati Enquirer (dem.): The Cleve
land boom seems to strike Colonel Bryan
as a dangerous proposition. Th Nebraska
sage cannot afford to brush It aside as
unworthy of dignified notice.
New York Tribune (rep.): In democratic
national politics Colonel Bryan Is not only
boiling within, but also boiling without.
Meanwhile, with stately step and slow, th
Goliath of ths Princeton Oath moves ma
jestically out to battle with th little
David of Wolfert's Roost, who Is hovering
on his flanks with a small sling.
Philadelphia North American (rep.): Mr.
Bryan says there Is not the remotest pos
sibility of the nomination of Grover Cleve
land, but when asked to nam th savior
of th democracy In 1901 his notorious mod
esty deters him from discussing any
"available Individual." He Is free to say,
however, that geographical considerations
cut no figure In the matter.
Philadelphia Press (rep.): Colonel
Bryan's notion that he Is th whole dem
ocratic nominating trust may be corrected
by a careful consideration of the presi
dential boom merger that has been going
on In th esst, with headquarters at
Princeton. When all th booms here
abouts get together In th Cleveland boom
it Is going to have pretty large dimensions.
Philadelphia Record (dem.): Ex-Presi
dent Cleveland declares that at no time
since the close of his last administration
has he desired a fourth nomination for the
presidency. This olearly discloses his own
attitude toward the attitude of som of
his friends who sr trying to push him
to the front against his desire. Th dem
onstration In favor of his candidacy has
not been without value In clearing tha
way for future action. It has shown that
the democratic party Is ready for a return
to settled democratic policies and In no
humor for further popullstlo experiment.
Chicago' Chronlel (dem.): As Mr. Bryan
realises that there Is no longer a prospect
that he can bacom president of th United
State h develops a disposition to assail
his betters In th democratto party. Most
of his publlo utterances of 1st have been
abusive ; of democrats questioning their
motives, lmpunglng their honesty and deny
ing their word. So long as he cherished
the idea that he could reach the white
house ha was reasonably circumspect in his
treatment of democrats who did not agree
with him In all things. When that hope
was extinguished he became studiously
offensive. Many years sgo when Allen O,
Thurman," a greater and better demoorat
than Mr. Bryan can ever expect to be, was
asked to give young men a rule of con
duct which would promote success In busi
ness snd political life he replied: "Keep
a civil tongue in your head." If ths young
man from Nebraska ever heard this admon
ition It was lost upon him. ,
Thomas W. Palmer, th ex-senator of
Detroit Mich., has Just celebrated hla
sevehty7third birthday. II is still hale and
A rude college boy stepped upon Qfover
Cleveland's pet corn at Princeton on Sat
urday. Whereupon was heard th former
president's first monosyllable publlo utter
iur.w.1. Rnhari A. Smith of St. Paul on
Monday celebrated th fiftieth anniversary
of his srrival In the saintly city. H has
been three times chosen chief executive of
the city and It is said will again be a can
didate at th coming election.
wrotarv of War Root Is to Join ths
fashionable colony In upper Park avenue.
New York. He has purchased two lots at
100 and 102 East Beventy-nrst street as a
sit for a 1150.000 residence. The buildings
now occupying the sit will b torn down.
n..r Admiral Francis R. Bowles, chief
constructor of the navy and somewhat of
an authority on launching, is tn inventor
of n apparatus whereby th fair chrlstener
has only to let go of the noitie as in snip
moves snd watch It swing unerringly to th
M.rk Twain received on rot In a con
test conducted for a Berlin newspaper' to
determine who Is th most distinguished
m.rt .liv This affords Mara an oppor
tunity of paraphrasing his famous tele
gram anent his rumored aeatn in tnis
fashion: "Reports of my popularity greatly
A. modal of honor . was presented to
Colonel Johnson L. D Peyster of Tlvoll.
N, Y Thursday In recognition of th fact
that he raised the first American flag over
th capltol In Richmond on th night of
April 1. 1S86. when th union troop an tared
th city. Colonel De Pystrs friends
have several times endeavored to get th
War department to recognise his achieve
ment, but without success, on th ground
that it la only for brsvery in action that
medals of honor ar swarded. To supply
the omission ths colonel's friends mad
up a purs and hsd th medal mad which
was presented to hlra.
ELECTION OF SENATORS.
Twenty-On States Favor Election ky
Th legislatures of twenty-on of th
forty-fiv states hav adopted resolutions
asking congress to submit sn amendment
for the direct election of senators, or to
call a convention to submit such an amend
ment The legislatures of fourteen states
have refused to take action In th prem
ises, and th legislatures of ten states hav
not considered th aubjeot.
If a majority of two-thirds of th stst
legislatures were to unit in a request
to congress to submit sn amendment for
the election -of .senators by th people th
senate would pay no attention to.th ri
quest. A majority of the senators sr
attached for personal or other reaaons to
th present method of election. If thirty
ststes being two-thirds of th whole num
ber wer to request congress to call a
convention to propoa amendments to th
constitution congress would be obliged to
obey. Two-thirds of th states have not
gone on record yet as favoring such a
convention, but th direct e:ection tnn Is
growing In popular favor, and the neces
sary number of states will be secured.
Som now hostile will be converted. The
flowing tide Is with ths direct election
A convention to propose sniendmenla
oannot be restricted to the submission of
on amendment. It msy propose man-,
som of which may be radical. Voting tn
the convention will be by states. Idaho,
Nevada, Montana and Wyoming will out
vote Nw York, Pennsylvania and Massa
chusetts. A majority of the states may
vote to propose amendments which 'Will
horrify conservative eastern ststes.
No senator la unaware of this. Few sen
ators desire .a constitutional convention.
When th number of states which demand
on is dangerously near thirty the senators
who sr th most . opposed to direct elec
tion will yield to popular pressure and Will
submit tha desired amendment to escape
the alternative of a convention.
The advocates of direct eleotion have
made great progress In a few years. If
they keep up the fight a little longer they
will be victorious.
A SMILE OR TWO.
'Rlflrlr win. nf tAiira la vtnnsille rtt
a widow's grief."
or course; it s an put on. pnuaaeipnia
Hlggelty Poor chap! he's walking on hla
Plggelty Deas, dear! Can't even call his
sole his own! Harvard Lampoon.
It Is dangerous for a young man to tell
a girl thnt she la a peach. h never for-
Peddler Madam, I hnve her a fin com
plexion beautlfler which
Lady No, you don't work any skin gams
on me. Cornell Widow.
Mrs. Oramercy Do you think it was ajt
Intentional slight on th part of Mrs. New
rich? Mrs. Park Why, no, my dear. She hasn't
been a lady long enough to know how to be
rude. Puck. ., ,
Employer Young man. you have been
Just one hour eating your lunchecn.
ImployoT-I beg your, pardon, sir.-1, hnve
been Just five minutes eating my' lunchton
The other fifty-five minuter I was fighting
my way to the counter. Chicago Tribune.
"So glad you'v come, doctor. This Is my
"Buffeting from hysteria, . ehT That's a
curious noise he makes. Bounds Ilk neigh
ing." "It Is neighing, doctor. - You see ha In
sist upon mixing his breakfast food and
this morning he got In too much oais."
Cleveland Plain pealer,
Arthur Millie may be a little peculiar at
times, but she means all right.
Harry Yea. I guess that's so, but what
sre you driving at?
Arthur I called at her house t'other
nlsrht and today she sntd It was not until I
had gone that she realized what a pleasant
evening she was having. Boston Tran
script. IT IS NOT ALWAYS MAT.
Henry W. Longfellow.
The sun Is blight tha air Is clear.
The darting swallows soar and sing,
And from the stately elms I hear
Th bluebird prophesying spring.
Bo blue yon winding river flows,
Tt seems an outlet from the sky.
Where, waiting till tha west winds blows,
The frighted clouds at anchor He.
ATI things are new th buds, ths leaves,
That gild the elm tree's nodding crest.
And even the nest beneath th eaves
There are no bird In last year's nest!
All things rejoice In youth snd love.
The fullness of their first delight!
And learn from th soft heavens above,
The melting tenderness of night.
Maiden, that read'st this simple rhyme.
Enjoy thy youth, it will not stay;
Enjoy th fragrano of thy prima,
For, oh, It is not always May I
Enjoy th spring of love and youth,
To som good angel leave the rest;
For time will teach thee soon the truth.
There are no birds In last year's nasi-
"I am an engineer by trade anC thri
bard work sad worry of running a largi
engine brought on nervous prostration,
write Mr, Cbas. P. Dixon, of Arbuckl ,
Colusa Co., Calif. "A friend recoti
mended Dr. Pierce's' Golden Medical
Discovery to tne snd I bought one bot
tle; thought tbat it helped me so con
tinued the use of it until I had taken six
bottles, I feel better thsn ever in my
life. Am not a particle nervous, can
work bard ail day and - sleep sound at
- night. I not only think, so but I know
that the 'Goldea Medical Discovery'
cared me and therefore I will recotn
snend.it tc. others. ,
Pa tWl Phase BkJMs mules sn
1 1 HuuU linn
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