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THE OMAHA DAILY JlEEt SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1903.
Tire Omaha Daily Dee
E. ROSE WATER, EDITOR.
FUBLISHED EVERY MORNINO.
TH STRIKE BrwKMlC. ((treat ocean than It now has. our pos- a lavorue rune or the raiirona loony
The present strike epidemic while cer- sessions and the great interests they wnenever it nnns itself cornered ana us
talnlT verr serious. Is not the most dls- have created assure this. Hut It will be use Is not conflned to any one state.
couraging period that American Industry mainly a commercial Influence, only such Whenever the legislature Is Inundated
has ever witnessed, the New York Even- political Influence being exerted as snau i wnn protests or petitions to puji corpor-
be found necessary to protect and pre- atlon chestnuts out of the fire It is safe
serve our commercial Interests. to put them down as secured either tin-
As to a stronger navy, which the presi- der duress or an exchange for transpor-
dent urged, it is perfectly apparent that tatlon favors.
Ing Post points out. In 1877 several
large cities were in the bands of mobs
in consequence of strikes and the militia
were under arms in half a dozen states.
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road shops and depots were consumed.
The government of Fort Wayne was
taken by a committee of strikers. A
similar condition of affairs existed in
some towns of western New York. These
strikes were against a reduction of
wages. At a later time came the strike
on the Missouri Pacific, marked by much
disorder, and the strike against the Pull
man Car company, which became widely
extended and was characterized by such
ing of our commercial interests. It is
altogether probable that it will be found
expedient to maintain as strong or a
stronger naval force on the raclflc than
on the Atlantic, but at any rate we
should not be weaker in
than the other Pacific powers,
Traffic officials representing railroads
traversing nearly every section of the
country are trying to fix among them
selves rates for the movement of the
season's sugar crop with a view, it is
this respect I sa,d' ra,n,mle the competition of the
w proaucx imi comes to us rrora cuoa ana
Hawaii. The railroads have usually
must nrnvlde ndeniutta n rot eft Ion for
our possessions. There is nothing in intended that their tariffs are made
the declaration of President Roosevelt --lUiout discrimination for or against
that should cause alarm or solicitude "tippers occupying the same relative po-
I At. i J it. -
Tf Imnlioa tin menaoe tr the """" uul " underrate in xms way
CORREaPONUtNtt. I. . . . I .1...
fnmm,,ni.to. ,eiatina to newt and edi- lawlessness in Chicago that soiuiers or uu, u re
totiai matter should be addressed: Omaha tn resrular srmv were railed into reoul- Pacific and SO far 88 we can See the
sltlon. Still later was the strike of the
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ih,i 4K number nc full ana
complete copies of The Dally, Morning
Evening Snd Sunday Bee printed during the
month of Apni, ikuj, waa as muum
building trades in Chicago,
stopped the work of construction in that
city for a year and a half.
The Evening Post remarks that the
Monroe doctrine Is not involved to the
slightest extent. American influence in
the raclflc ocean will undoubtedly In
time be far greater than that of any
other power, but It will not be exerted
to regulate industrial competition they
will be extending their functions Into a
field only occasionally occupied by them
In the commerce of that
main difference between those disturb- to exclude any nation from ita legitl-
ances and the present Is that the earlier
ones came In timet of great business de
pression, while the present ones are co
incident with the greatest prosperity
that the country bos ever known. All
4. ....... .
for three years ur roa Lira.
And now it transpires that the scheme
the strikes now, In so far as they relate to folst the four corporation tools that
H - 8i,ao to wages, are strikes for an increase, not
'""."!!"'"! against a decrease. The present strike rp
zil'.ll!!!!I!!I".i.4K ldemic, while quite as formidable as
22 'St,ao 801110 that have Prece(Ie1 "eerns to be
24 ""!!!!!!I!lai!s4o characterized very generally by a bet-
2B!!I... aiewo tar spirit than formerly was shown.
8T.1TO Thus far there has been nowhere, ex.
Wanted Information leading to the
discovery of the whereabouts of the as
sessment of the Missouri river bridge
and the Omaha railway terminals said
to have been distributed along the main
lines of the roads converging in this
city. Up to date no trace of the dis
tributed values has been found.
bold seats in the present council Into
the new council was concocted months
ago by aud with the knowledge and con
sent of the mlsrepresentatlves from
Douglas county to the late legislature.
One of the members of the redoubtable
delegation, Mr. Ten Eyck, who now ap-
ForesIgM mn Hlad.lght.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
ome aay the employer and the em-,
ploys will both see the wisdom of arbi
trating their differences before rather than
which side the United States will be
cept on the part of the Italian subway attorney on behalf of the
...4..8i,ao strikers In New York, any very serious
...... 81.13Q acts 0f violence, such as marked the
...6o,3Ho strikes above noted, and very generally
Less unsold and returned copies.... 1Q.433 organized labor is found to be decidedly
Net tout amies ..............080,837 opposed to every form of lawlessness,
This la Improvement which cannot be
too earnestly commended and which it
is to be hoped will be everywhere main-
Net average sales 81,331
GEORGE B. TZ3CHUCK.
Subscribed In my preaence and sworn to
Deiore me inia im. aay oi aiay. a. v. um..
M. B. H UNGATE,
(Seal.) Notary Public,
It will be an awfully cold day when
Mr. Telser does not work in some free
advertising by pyrotechnics.
With another batch of new doctors
launched Into the arena of practice
Omaha's death rate may be expected to
continue on lta downward course.
A great deal of Interest Is being taken
in the development of Alaska, the re
sources of which, other than gold, are
believed to be very rlclu A party of
experts of the United States geological
survey is to be sent to that country In
an effort to locate new gold fields and
also gather accurate and scientific in-
callltes, has admitted that the extension
of the terms of the four rejected mem
bers was not Inserted in the charter by
accident, but by design.
Mr. Ten Eyck also admits that this
high-handed scheme to foist upon the
taxpayers and citizens of Omaha men
who have betrayed their confidence was
deliberately planned to not merely ex
tend their terms for seven months, but
for three years. Whether other mem
bers of the delegation will be as candid
as Mr. Ten Eyck In glorifying the
chicannery by which the delegation took
upon themselves the appointment of
councllmen for Omaha in defiance of the
popular will and wish is problematic.
The fact that the scheme was concocted
in . corporation headquarters and en-
Now, isn't that bit premature?
ain't going- to be any sides.
Hint for Harmoar.
Rare and radiant June approaohes, and
no outdoor function would add more to Its
rarity and radiance than a democratic
lawn party conducted with reference to
harmony in general and the consideration
of fundamental principles In forgetfulneas
of special differences and animosities.
raradoxlral as It may seem, ths political
feuds In Kentucky are kept alive by killing
Chicago aldermen are protesting against
railroad favors In the shape of free passes.
Perhaps a place on the pay roll would be
A poll of the national democratic com
mittee shows but three members favorable
to the nomination of Cleveland. Seventeen
are opposed and eight are on the fence.
The party who kidnaped a member of the
city council of Pittsburg la urged to come
home alone and receive the freedom of the
city. Communities are not always ungrate
ful. Reform Is halted temporarily In Philadel
phia on account of Mayor Weaver's sick
ness. It Is exceedingly dangerous for an
official In the Quaker City to entertain the
Senator Bill Stone of Missouri la opposed
to Grover Cleveland. The senator has sev
eral choice brands of baking powder In
stock for the democratic dough, which may
be had for the customary legal fee.
The legislature of Illinois appropriated
nearly everything In sight. The state
treasury was hit for a total of 115,350,000.
Notwithstanding the Industry of the mem
bers the governor vetoed their bill for ex
Grover Cleveland comes within one letter
of declaring for harmony. lie Is said to
favor Judaon Harmon of Cincinnati for the
nomination In 1904. This friendly tip comes
from Put-In-Bay, where Judaon is sharing
his bait with Grover.
The Massachusetts house of representa
tives has passed by the large vote ot 1SS
yeas to 22 nays a proposed amendment to
the constitution of the state to provide that
hereafter specific amendments to the state
constitution must be submitted to the vote
of the people on petition of 50,000 voters.
A tramp suffering from a fractured arm
was found lying on a sidewalk in Newark,
N. J., the other day and taken to the hos
pltal, where he was recognised as Chester
Wolverton, once a member of the state leg
islature and a leading lawyer. In 1887 Leon
Abbett waa democratic caucus candidate
for United States senator against William
J. Sewell, the republican nominee. At the
critical moment Wolverton and another
democratic member bolted and started the
movement which elected Rufus Blodgett.
Wolverton lost most of his friends and all
his law practice as a result of his defection
and finally drifted I into his present pitiable
Those German agriculturalists would formatlon ott and coai depos-1 peered to their Interest cannot be
make a desirable addition to Nebraska's
population if they could only be Induced
to stay right In this state and settle
Its that are known to exist, but which
have been neglected up to this time. It
Is said that the officials of the geolog
ical survey believe that the richest gold
mines that have been worked in Alaska
doubted by any well Informed person.
But there is nothing small about Ike
Hascall. He Is not content with an ex
tension of three years, but proposes to
extend himself for the unexpired term
The Price ef Beef.
The statisticians at Washington say the
sadden advance In ths price of beef Is
unjustifiable. This reminds us of a little
Incident that took place at a restaurant
the other day. "See, hers," said an indig
nant guest to the proprietor, "your waiter
has charged me 25 cents for a tomato. Is
that right?" "No, It Isn't right," replied
mine host amiably, "but that's what we
Chicago is again clamoring foi . more taTe mched max,miim tnd his life by carving out a ward made
expedition on Its new federal building
or a new architect who will push con
struction work faster. . Omaha sympa
Nebraska's latest novelty is a circus
an flrmlv stuck in the mud that It was
unable to give Its performances as ad- promote Its commercial Importance by
that many of the others are nearing ex
haustion, particularly the mines at Cape
Nome. The Klondike mines, it Is ex
pected, will hereafter decline In value.
The government officials propose to
maintain public Interest In Alaska and
up of less than five hundred voters, a
Where Free Silver . Btoosns.
By another ot Its wonderful lightning
change acts the peso has added to Itself
about 18 per cent more gold value during
the last two . weeks. ' We now have In
sight the 50-cent dollar, the prayed-for and
majority of whom are convertible by wept-over not to ksep, but atricUy on
DOCTRI5B OF CONSPIRACY.
Battle of the Injemettoas Now Raging.
That good old legal Jack-in-the-box, the
doctrine of conspiracy, has bobbed up In
Omaha. It has on Its face Its usual grin.
It is so pleased with Itself! It haa again
proved lta right to be regarded aa the most
Ingenious, facetious and trlcksorae legal
toy that the science ot Jurisprudence ever
For years its sudden and unexpected
leaps out of its box have served mainly to
agitate the laboring man. Now, Just to
show that no one is beyond Its sphere of
Influence, it haa Jumped up under the nose
of the employer. Ita squeak Is Just aa dis
concerting In one esse as in the other.
The Business Men's association of Omaha
OTHER L..4SDS T1IAS OlR.
The Rumian government Is pursuing a
hasardous policy In Finland; one almost aa
certain to lead to an explosion aa the stnp.
page of a safety valve. There are unmis
takable signs of that popular ferment
which la often the preliminary of revolu
tion. Striking Incidents accompanied the
departure Into exile of the four victims of
General Bobrlkoft's severity Baron von
Born, Count Mannerhclm, M. Casllcn and
M. Wolff. An almost Impenetrable masa ot
people assembled at the station to witness
their deportation, which was a significant
demonstraticn of the changed conditions of
Finnish life. The platform could not hold
the crowd of spectators, who lined the rail
way for nearly half a mile. When the
train started, the populace waved their
hats and threw flowers and shouted good
wishes to the exiles. It waa a highly Im
pressive scene. At many stations along the
line large crowds assembled to sing pa
triotic songs and bid farewell to the exiles.
At Abo, awaiting the departure of the
steamer, was a crowd of 2,000 persona, who
sang the Finnish national hymn as the ship
left , All these things denote that the
heart of the Finnish people has been stir
The arbitration court system In New
Zealand Is not. working quite so smoothly
as waa hoped snd expected. In several re
cent labor questions Its decisions have
caused much dissatisfaction, and In some
Instances open rebellion among the affected
workmen. In the latest case the court de
cided that Is 4d an hour waa the proper
wage for carpenters. The men had de
mand Is d, and, when the award was
made, held an Indignation meeting. The
chairman said the Jude had not taken Into
consideration the increased cost of living
and rent In the district; and a resolution
waa carried to the effect that the award
given by the court waa entirely adduced,
while the court Itself as at present consti
tuted was unworthy of the confidence of
the workers. The meeting was practically
unanimous In carrying this resolution,
there being only one dissentient. The
seconder of the motion went so far as to
charge the court with having deliberately
more man one-half the evidence.
anu even nintea tnat in some way the
Judge had been bought over to the other
side. Other speakers demanded an Im
mediate strike, but they were overruled for
the time. It seems plain that the exlat
ence of the whole arbitration scheme. In
Its present shape, Is exceedingly precar
ious. The Paris correspondent of the London
Times notes three signs which he Inter
prets as omens of complete victory for
the Combes government In the war it Is
now waging against clericalism. The first
Is that the refusal of the chamber to au
thorise fifty-four associations engaged In
instructing, preaching and commerce, has
aroused absolutely no excitement In the
country at large, this Indicating that the
people, as a whole, are quite in agreement
with the antl-clerlcal policy. The second
Is the determined attitude of the govern
ment In reference to the execution of the
decrees of the Chamber of Deputies. The
third Is the obvious discouragement which
i- ib is m me ranxa or the minority. He
asserts that the clericals have reached the
point or admitting that they have foreseen
for a long time that the separation of
state and church was inevitable, but that
tney are surprised that It Is thus tn the
very near future. For that reason thev
do not take as seriously as thev mis-Tit
Fif'y Years fha Standard
Highest Honors World's Fair
Highest lists U.S. Gov't Chtmlsti
SJIOS SAKINO POVVOCS) OO,
Imposes a t tax and requires a deposit of
26 per cent of the market value of the
samples. Norway and Sweden Impose a
tnx of 126 50 and require full duty on sam
ples, but this duty Is refunded. , Austria
makes no charge. Swltserland requires
only a business passport. Russia requires
a payment of 75, and a communal tax
of $615. Jews must each pay, In addition
to the communal tax, 1267. The Jews are
made to pay excessive sums tn all cases to
keep them out of Russia. Those heavy
taxes Imposed on commercial agents are
Intended to protect home Interests, but
countries differ In view on that subject.
' Mrs. Wise (reading) I see by this thnt
the emperor ot Japan has ten men to carry
Mr. Wise That's nothing. I guess
twenty men have carried mine. Detroit
Free Tress. ,
Old Roue Toug man, I have graduated
from the school of experience.
Vnxmm On lOrnm T hrt reuult. I WOUld OS
willing to bet that It was a night school.
I it was uism vuuuut.
re hot times at nay pa's
iry week end." ,
various means best known to himself.
The only wonder Is that the delegation
did not insert .HascaU's councilmanlc
chart Into the charter and. mfeke It, per
petual. . '., ..
you don't. In a short.'' time the breath of
speculation May blow the other way and
then the poor peso Win bob downward aa
serenely as t now floats the risen tide.
vertlsod. This ought to be a recom
mendation of ths first magnitude for
opening up new fields for gold prospec
tors, at the same time making Investiga
tion as to other resources.
Alaskan development will not be rapid
until a railroad Is built Into the country,
but this requirement will be provided
A WORD Wit H MR, LOB EC K.
O. O. Lobeck enjoys a fair reputation
as a citizen and public officer. He made
a good record In the legislature ten years
ago as state senator and has in the main
Charles Emory Smith of the Philadel
phla Press refers significantly to the
signing of the new Pennsylvania libel as soon as it shall be mors fully shown
bill as "Governor Pennypacker'a 8 elf- that the resources will make a railroad
betrayaL" That Is certainly stating the I there reasonably profitable. The pro-
case In a nutshelL I Jected Investigation by government ex
perts may afford the desired Informs-
n nil uuw m. j v huwwui wnw niuiinnn nn ir win tiat n inmnninff i r I 1 - . . . . n .
I " tint In tn eminent rlecrna at th rlma tt I BirectS OI IB iitis
cnarges oi icgiaiauva corruption m uw within the next few years this portion T" 1 " ?" Brooklyn Eagle,
staid old state ot Massachusetts, it 0f onr territory, which has many times I . " """"'"' 1 rta Cleveland movement has now gone
this keeps up It will hardly do for New repatd wnat It cost, shall have Indus- nowever- m Ba'ln xaal as far enough to make plain that- the demo-
England people to point disparagingly tries and enterprises that will contribute
given satisfaction as a member of the
council during the two terms which are els. . The nearest approach to that yield
aKmif a rtnaa TTta nrntnnHnn rha Was the 458.834,000 bushel CTOP Ot 1SU1
... ... . I the oropa look-well generally this promises
responsible position of city comptroller abumper year. Production is large
anoras suDstanuai proof, tnat ne enjoyed i jn an other fields.
the confidence of the citizens of all par
tite principle of now you have It and now I is restrained (1) from conspiring to break I under different conditions the unyielding
up labor unions, and (Z) from conspiring to
injurs employers who favor labor unions.
The principle Involved Is .cloeely related
to the principle which led ths circuit court
of Missouri to dissolve the St Louis Asso
ciation of Master Plumbers. There must
be nolndustrlal conspiracies. One master
plumber may refuse to ideal with another
master plumber, one business man may re
fuse to deal with another business man,
but when there is an organisation which
handles an organised refusal to enter Into
dealings, then a situation arises which
gives the doctrine of conspiracy a chance the bands have established in Macedonia,
Imm Har-rea Winter Wheat.
The Department of Agriculture gives a
rosy view of the winter wheat harvest
It has struck off 48,146,000 bushels from the
April prediction, but still allows . for a
yield exoeedlng anything in the history of
the nation. If the present outlook continues
the product will bo about (46,366,000 bush-
attitude ot the pope toward the Interpreta
tion of the appointing clause In the con
cordat They believe that he understands
that the caae Is a hopeless one, and Is
striving as best he may to preserve, the
dignity of the Vatican.
A curious document was recently handed
to one of the European consuls in Salon
lea. It purported to be the work of a man
who was a ' member of the Bulgarian
revolutionary organisation. He describes
the duplicate system of government which
to the shame of Missouri.
What is the use of going through the
farce ot a hearing before the stats
board of railroad assessors? There Is
no such thing ss a stats board, If Audi
tor Weston Is the whole thing and bis
mind is set like a bucksaw.
more largely than Its gold mines to the
a ariRitirro DMCLAtiATWir.
It Is hardly possible that President
Roosevelt, when in his brief speech at
Wstsonville, CaL, he said that the Pa
cific ocean "is one which during ths
It Is to be noted that Secretary Cor- centar7 Pnlnf m"8t P t"d Amer
ican Influence," had any Idea that this
declaration would invite serious com
ment or be anywhere regarded as a
menacing expression of American ambi
tion. Tet the German press has taken
the utterance Quite seriously and some
The veterans of the Grand Army of I American newspapers have expressed
the Republic are coming to Omaha for I the opinion that the president was not
their next reunion. Ths men who I altogether discreet In what he said. One
telyou Is sawing wood and attending to
business. By ths time congress con
venes ths new secretary will be ready
to Invite Inspection of a Department of
Commerce fully equipped for business.
fought in 01 may depend upon a cordial
welcome and an enthusiastic reception.
Omaha knows bow to take care of Its
Competition for the new normal school
authorized by the late Nebraska legis
lature is becoming brisk. If the mem
bers of the legislature knew what a
prias they were putting up they might
have' Insisted upon making the award
Strikers and union men generally must
be impressed with the fact that resort
to violence Injures their cause much
more than It can help It Public senti
ment is a factor In ths outcome of every
strike snd the side that has public senti
ment against It Is handicapped at all
The regents of the Nebraska State
university have officially approved the
proposition of Mr. Rockefeller to donate
two-thirds of a $100,000 building fund cn
condition that the other third be raised
elsewhere. The regents have evidently
not been perturbed by the protests
against accepting Mr. Rockefeller's
money without first tracing it down to
make sure that it was acquired by the
donor in an unobjectionable manner.
Journal remarks that "unless Mr.
Roosevelt bad in mind a gigantic naval
and political development, as well as a
commercial one, he would not have used
the language that be did," and adds that
there will be hot times before Mr.
Roosevelt's forecast comes true; that
Japan, Australia and Russia, which are
Pacific powers, are not likely to submit
without a certain amount of struggle.
Another American newspaper views the
declaration as pretty serious, coming
from such a source, and says: "When
the head of a nation, a man Invested
with powers beside which those pos
sessed by old world rulers are Insig
nificant, publicly announces that the Pa-
dropped fifty degrees In the estimation j cratlo party haa something to substitute
of the people of Omaha by giving the or th wholesale insanity of Bryanism
appearance of Joining Hascall in the in- tn M "protof """C Jfh"
M , . .. . ,,, , whose candidacy cost the lees of every
famous conspiracy to thwart the will of northern state to his party can no more
the people and place them at the mercy delude or dictate to it. The other man,
of the franchlsed corporations and whose wresting of a state senate by fraud
Mr. Lobeck must certainly comprehend
the object of extending the terms of
Hascall, Karr, Trostier and Whltehorn
for three more years without submitting
themselves for ratification by the peo
ple. Mr. Lobeck's request that these
men sign an agreement not to avail
themselves of the privilege of extending
their terms Is purlle and can deceive
nobody. The agreement would not be
worth the paper It Is written on and
could not be enforced as a matter of
honor or as a matter of law.
from the Intendment of the voters cost
the democracy control of New Tork for
more than ten years, can never regain
the respeot lt alone the confidence of
the people. The continued sway of ths
Intolerable has been made impossible. A
democratic deliverance has been wrought
by the sheer contrast of Clevelandlsm with
what followed it in the party.
LOOTIXQ THIS PUBLIC LANDS.
Capitalists ad Speculators naldiasr
the Pofelle Domain.
One of the last acta of the senate before
adjournment was to receive a report of
Even If HasealL Karr & Co. agree to th pub land committee, recommending
Mr. Ihook'a nrrmnaal thoT wrmM attW or PaS -
The special telephone committee of the
Coutuierclal club is congratulating itself
upon having brought about the' pros
pectlve reduction of 60 cents a month
for business 'phones and $1.50 per month
for residence 'phones. But we appre
hend that the drop in telephone tolls is
not so much due to the persuasive elo
quence of the committee as to the pros
pectlve competition of a rival company
aud the public sentiment back of 1U
have to resign or serve if the re-appor
tionment of the wards on the Hascall
chart was declared legal by the courts.
It will take a very credulous man to be
lieve that they would resign after put
ting themselves to so much trouble and
putting the corporations to so much ex
pense to hold their seats.
When an honorable man makes a mis
take he will retrace his steps. We do
not believe Mr. Lobeck would intention
ally help to Inflict Irreparable injury
upon tbe community that has Just hon-
for entry of . publlo lands but the original
homestead act. The repeal of these laws
has been urged upon congress In the strong
est possible way by the president and the
secretary of the Interior In a series of re
ports and messages. It has been proved
beyond a possibility of doubt that ad
vantage has been taken of these acts by
capitalists and speculators to acquirs
fraudulently lands that will be redeemed
by the policy of federal Irrigation.
Unless they can be repealed. It Is almost
certain that homestead settlers will derive
no benefit from the expenditure of millions
of dollars to Irrigate arid lands. Bo far
the capitalists and speculators have had
Influence enough with congress to prevent
to lift Its head.
' If, therefore, the Omaha Injunction Is
made permanent the conclusion will be that
the associations of employers which have
lately become so popular will be exposed to
the same Incalculable Jocularities on the
part of the doctrine of conspiracy which
association of employes now And so wear
in. For a long time the National Manufac
turers' association haa been resisting the
passage of the federal antl-consplracy bill.
This bill provides that In industrial dis
putes nothing which Is dons by two or more
persons shall be regarded as a conspiracy
unless when done by one person It would
be unlawful. Were such a bill passed. In
Junctions against associations of employes
and of employers would be more dlnY
cult to secure. N
Now, let the courts grant a few more In
junctions against employers' associations.
let the doctrine of conspiracy turn Its grin
on the prominent citizen as well aa on the
obscure artisan, let the sauce which haa
been forced down the throat of the goose
be served up to the gander, and won't the
manufacturers' association begin to be con
verted to the theory that the aclence of law
la always passing through an evolutionary
process and that occasionally It gets rid
of a disused or unnecessary organ, like, for
Instance, the doctrine of conspiracy T
Anyway, whether all this happens or not.
the Omaha unions are to be congratulated
on resorting to law rather than to force.
Injunctions are preferable as missiles to
A THVST CONVICTION.
gives biographical notes on some of the
leaders, gives the names of the chiefs of
the committees In Sofia and Salonlca, and
mentions some of the recent sklrmishea.
Referring to an accompanying Bulgarian
'bond" for SO francs, payable In gold after
the liberation of Macedonia, the writer
states that for purposes of taxation the
whole population of Macedonia has been
divided into three classes, which are com
pelled to take up these "bonds" to the
amount of from $S to 1250. The penalty In
case of refusal Is death. The correspond
ence of the committee Is carried by
women, who freely cross and recross the
Bulgarian frontier in all directions. Mer
chants who have dealings with Europe are
obliged to help the cause by the importa
tion of all kinds of warlike munitions. It
seems that the conventional term employed
by the bands to signify "warlike stores"
Is "holy relics," and these "holy relics"
have been very freely imported, the con
nivance of the customs officials being se
cured by bribery. In all 120,000 rifles are
said to have been brought in, besides large
quantities of cartridges, dynamite, bombs,
Many European countries require foreign
commercial agents traveling In such coun
tries to pay heavy fees for the privilege.
In Denmark the charge is $42.88, and If
more than one house Is represented then
the charge la $71.44 for each additional
house. Duties are charged on samples, but
the money is refunded when the mer
chandise la taken out of the country.
France makes no tax, but requires security
of duty on the samples, which la refunded
when withdrawn. No charges or any
kind are made In England. Netherlands
"Thev must have
printing ofllce every
"I just heard pa tell ma that there was
always tha devil to pay on Saturday."
Host (pairing off his guests) Mr. Makln
brakes, you will please lake Miss Qumwell
out to dinner. . . .
Mr. Makinbrakes Certainly. But arat
Scott, where? Don't you have dinner here
in the house? Chicago Tribune.
"If you please, sir, you th gentleman as
offered $1,000,000 for an ldoal servant glrlf
"Yes, I'm the man." .
"Well, what wages do you pay?" Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
"Charlie wanted Bertha to ro In for ama
teur photography with him, but she
wouldn't do It.''
"Weft, I think she disliked the Idea of
giving him a negative." Chicago Post
Mlggins I wish all these country board
ing houses would mention their rates when
Hlgglns I didn't think you were In
terested. You told me you were going to
keep your family at home this summer.
MlgKlns Exactly, and I like to figure out
Just how much I'm saving. Philadelphia
Alf OLD BONO REVERSED.
Richard Henry Stoddard, (, .,.
"There are gains for all our losses,!'
Bo I said when I waa young.
Tf I sang that song again
'Twould not be with thnt refrain.
Which but suits an Idle tongue.
Touth has gone, and hope tone with It
Gone the strong denire for fame.
Laurels are not for the old.
Take them, lads. Give Benex gold.
What's an everlasting name?
When my life was In Its Summer
One fair woman liked my looks;
Now that Time has driven his plow
In deep furrows on my brow
I'm no more in her good books.
"There are gains for all our losses?"
Grave beside the wintry sea.
Where my child Is, and my heart.
For they should not live apart
wnat nas oeen your vain iu met
No, the words I sang were Idle,
And will ever so remain:
Death, and Age, and vanished Touth
All declare, this bitter truth,
There s a loss tor every gaim
Trie nam s mirrnuNG."
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raannKe of I Q Fa its excellent
No, 556 is
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The Estebbkook srra. Pen ca
VeAa, Caaeaa, N.X M Jeke Se-a N. V
Managers of the Federal Salt Traat
At last we have a' criminal conviction
under the Sherman anti-trust law. In the
United States district court of California
the Federal Salt company, a New Jersey
corporation, was convicted of maintaining a
monopoly, on a plea of guilty. The maxi
mum fine la $6,000. The company has already
been defeated In a civil suit, and the finding
ored him with a lucrative office, and we MUon. i the meantime the looting of the j w resulted In snnulltng all lta
donbt very much whthpr h ean afford I nhiin Anmatn on with a raDidltv with-
ciflc ocean 'must' pass under American to political suicide by persisting out precedent In recent years. Though there
in a course that will alienate from him
influence, he Is laying down a big propo
sition, and when he goes on to speak of
the coming of 'a great effort,' and of
paving the price of greatness, he is
using exceedingly portentous phrases."
The comment of the German news
papers Is moderate, the general view be
ing that the preBldent simply desired to
make a point in favor of a strong navy,
but a Berlin dispatch states that there
is some uneasiness over what is re
garded as an alarming development of
the Monroe doctrine. This Is chiefly in
teresting as showing bow keenly sensi
tive the Germans sre to everything that
suggests, however remotely, any ex
pansion of the Monroe doctrine. It is
of course most Improbable that Tresl-
nlnety-nine out of every hundred of the
ta spaying citizens of Omaha.
Governor Tates of Illinois has been ex
ercising his veto pen upon several bills
passed by the legislature In the nature
of salary grabs. One of them Increased
the compensation of the lawmakers,
themselves, snd another boosted the sal
aries of the Judges Of the circuit and
supreme courts of the state nearly CO
per cent It is safe to predict that there
will be no dearth of candidates for these
positions notwithstanding the failure to
secure a salary increase.
Cp In Wisconsin the railroad hirelings
dent Roosevelt had any thought of that who have been infesting ths legislative
doctrine when he made his speech. It is lobby have been uncovered in an at-
equally Improbable that he bad any tempt to influence the lawmakers by
idea of a lollfy of aggression In order made-to-order telegrams, letters and pe-
to establish American Influence in the Otions, secured through the railroad
raclflc. Everybody understands that agents In the various localities under ln-
the United States will Inevitably attsin structions to "beat the bushes" for this
a more commanding position on that purpose. This sort of work seems to be and farmers' aaaociaUons tbaa uaa,
Is little land left o tempt the actual settler
In advance of ' Irrigation, 20,000,000 acres
were taken up last year and It la thought
that the amount this year will reach
It Is tha expressed belief of the Interior
department that most of these entries, are
fraudulent, though it Is admitted that
enough land can be taken legally under
the desert land act and stone and timber
acts to Interfere very seriously with the
national policy of Irrigation for the benefit
of the people. The department Is doing
Its best to check this looting of publla
land by holding up fraudulent entries, re
moving corrupt government employes and
bringing suits for perjury against the tools
of the speculators and capitalists. Never
theless the report of the senate committee
declared that In five years, at the present
rate, there will be no land left for the
It Is a strange thing that the congress
elected by the people and directly respon
sible to It is the only branch of the gov
ernment that will not protect Its heritage
from eel sure by feudal corporations, and
the reduction of an Independent yeomanry
to the condition of half servile tenant. We
do not know any subject that deserves
better the attention of labor organisations
contracts. It Is said that the company had
a complete monopoly of the salt business
in California, and that It had advanced the
price of aalt from $2 and M to $30 and $35
a ton. Clearly this was one of the "bad"
trusts of which we have heard so much
from the president. We see here what
monopoly Is, and how pernicious Is Its
Influence when wholly unaffected by compe
Learned doctors of the law had told us
that the antl-truat act could not be en
forced, and that it was not worth while
to talk about It. The plain truth I that
there was no determined effort to. enforce
It antil Mr. Roosevelt became president
Vndef his Inspiration, and with the cour
ageous co-operation of Attorney General
Knox and his subordinates, we have been
able to impress even on Wall street the
fact that ths government of the United
Btatea Is snore powerful than even a Mor
gan merger, and that law Is meant for
the rich and powerful quite as much ss
for th poor and weak. The lesson Is one
that we all seeded to learn.
Far Beaeatk His Roach.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Senator Stone opposes Grover Cleveland
because the latter "put himself above his
party m 1894," Mr. Cleveland will have to
get down ' to a dead level la order to do
business with Stone.
If price ia not your only consideration in buying a
Spring Suit, you will come here we've something better
than the ordinary kinds. Our Suits and all of our make
of clothing is as good as can be had for the money. You
can't hide n good thing. That's why we sell so many
18.00, g20.00 and $25.00 Suits. If you are a doubter,
come and look at them. A convincing test; Try one.
No Clothing Fits Like Ours,
R. S. Wilcox, Manager.
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