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THE OMAITA DAILY BEEt MONDAY, JUKE 8, H03.
Tiin Omaha Daily Bee
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GEORGE B. TZSCHUCK.
t!ni'SrT of popular representation
M. B. HUKUA1I4,
(Seal.) Notary Fublio,
No twentieth century commencement la
complete without a baccalaureata ser
mon to start it off. y
Those Dostoffice Investigators seem to
be proceeding on the idea of setting off
their fireworks on the installment Dlan.
In fixing the district Judicial conven-
tlon for July the committee seems to be
determined to have a hot time, if not
one way, then in another.
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seven courts or mis uistncr.
The agitation for a municipal coal
yard In front of the approaching dog
vi v. . . . .
no ham can come from rounding away
at the Coal trust 8 7
With the glorious Fourth less than
four weeks distant, It is high time tol
m . a.I.
ymu nm tuuepenaence oay oratory 1
ont to dry, to make sure that it is quite
read to aet off at the appointed time.
unitea states couia go through the
storm and stress of business we have
been encountering without Impeding the
onward march of prosperity more serf-
It Is recorded that Adial rode In the
carriage with the guest of honor when
President Roosevelt visited Blooming-
ton last week. Adial may yet get Into
tne running ror tne aemocrauc nomina-
tlOn In 1904. I
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tt-i.u v i ..kn i m ... - I
iy iui iuu uriuKa muiuu; nuaeu, tat
floods subsided and labor differences
gradually adjusting themselves, a brisk
campaign by Omaha business houses
should be in order, with promise of
The effect of the flood Is most con
spicuously shown by the clearing house I
returns of Des Moines, which have
fallen 54 per cent during the first week I
in June as compared with the clearings I
durlng the same period- last year. I
populists will refuse to fuse In Ne-Lo.
braska with the democrats this year,
but they will nominate a democrat to
" . Al uuiiu.w ueaiucrai to
head the populist ticket and then per-
mlt the democrats to nominate the same
It la to be noted that Charles I
Schwab's proralaed resignation from the
?i,wu,wv luwuueucy ot me oieei trust
has hot been forthcoming. It will take
omniiianrr .nremnt ot t .,n -
uuoij uusb uiuuaio uui ui sum a com
The state auditor's summary of legla-1
latlve appropriations is out, but it Is
too much to expect the session law. and
legisiauvo journals xo mate ineir ap-
pearance this Soon notwithstanding the
provisions in our Nebraska constitution
fixing the time for their publication,
inis consmuuonai mandate has been
Ignored so regularly that it is classed
along with the other deadwood In the
The riatte river power canal opposite
to remoni nas Been projectea to the
front once more with the assurance that
the capital to float the project has all
been secured and that within eighteen
montbs Omaha, South Omaha and Coun -
cll Bluffs are to be supplied with cheap
motive power, If not with cheaper light
This Is cheering news, providing It
proves true. Cheap power and light
have been Omaha's long felt want these
many years and we are not particular
where it comes frooi. But'' this com-
ruunlty bas become awfully Incredulous,
especially in view or tne raci mar tne
latest report about the Fremont canal
emanates from Thomson-Houston ln.d-
Quarters by way of Lincoln and South
Omaha. - .
htickinq to a BAD FRtctDKXT.
In making the apportionment of dele-1
Rates to the republican state and Judicial
district conventions the committees have
made an arbitrary division of rrre-1
semauon w oicn cannot pe upienueu or
explained away except on the ground
0f esUbliHliod bad precedent and ex-
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pediency. Ihe representation of Doug-
las un,y ,n Btate convention, as ap-1
portioned by the committee, Will give
.,.. 1ri Vlfl -,.,.i,i i iimiln r,l riulo. ii
gates, the l.Snp voters of South Omaha
11 delegates ana the 1,2(X) voters in tne
country precincts 27 delegates. Reduced
to exact proportions, this means that the
republicans In the city of Omaha will
have one delegate for every 194 voters,
South Omaha one delegate for every 1G3
voters and the country precincts one dele-
gate for every 44 voters. In other words,
uu rcpuDiicans in tne country precincts
will be represented In the state conven-
tlon by four delegates, where 104 repub-
ouum uuiu in uo n.itrnt-un-u
only one delegate.
in the judicial convention the relative
disproportion of city and country pre-
cinct representation Is even more In-
equitable. In the Judicial convention the
lu' voters in umani are to e repre-
neniea uyoiueiegates, or one acieguie i
for every 129 republican voters. The
1,800 republican voters of South Omaha
arA to h nnrMintrl h 1R ripWutpa. nr I
one for every 100 voters, while 1,200
republicans In the country precincts are
to be represented by 40 delegates, or one
delegate ror every ao voters, uasea on
the ratio given to the country precincts,
South Omaha would be entitled to CO
delegates In the Judicial convention ln-
Btead of 13 and Omaha would be en-
j. t ,ft 1n1Mto InctoD B1
vny one republican voter in Dundee,
tj t-. Tn.i T i i I
aJciiBvu, cjuitrute, uiKuuru vi 11 iniiiuu I
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i Bnoma count ror nearly nve repuoiican i
vntm iwtnt n it a.i,. i. I
.v.w " ' . u Lim v . i. j vjl vuinua I
past comprehension on any rational
MAT BE SKTTLMD THIS NOXTH.
Two weeks hence the Colombian con
gress will meet in extra session for the
consideration of the Panama canal
trpntv. Thpr continues to be tumor-
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tainty in regard to the result, tnougn i
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late aavices receivea at vasningtan
state that the friends of the treaty ex-
pect It to be ratified without amend--
ment, though its opponents will make
a very determined effort to have it
amended, hoping thereby to secure its
rejection by the United States. It Is
not improbable that the matter may
be settled by tho end of the present
month, as there will undoubtedly be a
prompt alignment of the friends and
.m . . m r,,m.
"' " th formcr e
m 1118 majority iney wiu aouDtiess i
disposed to reach a vote on ratification
lth as little delay, as possible, while
the opposition, if in the majority, will
be no less Inclined to have the question
determined as quickly as practicable.
It Is a very disturbing subject In Co-
t, . . . . . m
lomoia ana uowever tusposeu oi may i
cause no little- trouble in that country,
It was stated In a Washington dispatch
I a few days ago that should revolution I
result, which la thought to be not un-1
uke!y. tt would nerhans lead to the oc
CUDati0n 0f tho canal strln by American
troops. In the event of an uprising
ha-vlng the avowed purpose of imperil-
1In, lnter-t- of this oonntrr on th
Isthmus, our government would of course
be Justified in taking steps to safeguard
those interests, but it would be neces-
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nKW Mm ' 'Z
vuw v uj v .uj awtAva vu vu v vu i
of vmfA gtate Bavored of
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I BKKrcBBioa cuuiu uui iau 10 man an i
rmf nvorshln lrortreRsion not nnlT nmn I
Enroncan Dowers. Dut also tiDon the 1
countrles of South America, the effect
of which would be far more damaging
to us than would losing the canal. Our
government cannot afford to adopt an
V- " ,
aeCTesalve policy In connection with this
matter and it Is safe to say will not do
so under any circumstances.
THE COLOMKS DIVIDED
While sentiment in Australia ap-
pears to be very strongly in favor of
I Mr. UhamDcriain s imperial zoiiverein I
. r.n annmvAi it.
tmnnrmisritr 1s incroasina- whun first
T th. ntah JS?.i .1
announced by the British colonial sec-
rgtary the proposed fiscal policy was
cordially received by the Canadians, but
eration of it has produced a reaction I
eration of it bas produced a reaction
ana 1110 miulluoas Bre
advices from the Dominion capital, that
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Chamberlain is not likely to get
any very strong or ardent support for
hU scheme from Canada.
his scheme from Canada
la nninran- nut iht th lTroncli
Canadians, Who comprise fully one-third
of the Dominion electorate, have with
Great Britain relations as Intimate as
they wish for. They would prefer more
to less inaepenaence, dui are quite wen
satisfied with tire existing situation,
which secures them in their language,
laws and peculiar institutions, and they
rear tneir sare position mignt De un-
perilled by the realization of any project
for binding them more closely to what
Is not their mother country. It is stated
that Scotch, Irish and German Cana-
dlans are, no more than the French.
in love with the scheme. They aro
I apprehensive that there Is more under
than on the surface of the scheme and
feel that it would be safer to let condl-
1 tions remain as they are. The marl-
I time provinces do not look oward Eng-
I land when they think of the advantages
to be derived from preferential trade.
Their Interests would be beat served
by free trade w 1th this country. The
"hamberluln proposal Is not relished by
Canadian manufacturers, who generally
dislike the existing preference of 334
i per cent 10 uriusur goods, wnicn wouia
I be Increased under the proposed plan.
I Conscious that a further preference to
I England would probably be at their
I expense, the Canadian manufacturers
are naturally not enthused by the Cham-1
berlaln scheme. I
x correspondent at Ottawa of the Hos-
ton Transcript says: "Canadians are ex-
tremely prosperous now and they are ex-1
tremely jealous of their political and
economic freedom. This makes of them
essentially a nation, heterogeneously con-
stituted and nominally dependent though
That they will not abate a Jot
of their lllert fnr mmmerHnl tninin.
"u iw iugianu seems as sure as mat.
they will not yield any of It for pollt-
Meal annexation to the United States.
Mr. Chamberlain, If be does succeed In
converting England to Imperial prefer-
entlal trade. Is likely to find when be
tries to put his thumb on the colonies
that they are no more there than was
the Irishman's flea." Some American
newspapers are urging that now Is the
opportunity to negotiate a reciprocity
treaty with the Dominion, asset-tin? that
by so doing we not only could do a good
stroke of business for the people on
unui siaes xue Doruer, dm snouia m
able to brfng the whole Idea of Inter-
colonial preferential tariffs to the
ground, for the reason that we can
offer Canada more than England can.
It Is by no means certain, however,
mat conaiuons are OS favorable now
ior negotiating a fair ana eaultable I
reciprocity treaty with the Dominion
as before the Chamberlain policy was
hrnoiu It It. it nnK.v.i ,.t
Canadian statesmen would be found
less disposed to make satisfactory con
cessions than before the announcement
of the colonial secretary's project. At
all events, our government Is not called
upon to take the Initiative In the mat
ter, as it is being urged to do.
A BVRDESSOMt lXKTlTCIlON.
When Nebraska abandoned the sys-
tem of lpnslnir tho nonltentlnrv It wa
etJ11 . i, n . , .
"""""" luc i"""" numu w
made aDDroximatelv Belf-sunnnrtinsr. If I
managed directly by the state. The
penitentiaries of many other states have
not only been self-supporting, but in
some instances yielded a small revenue
above the expense of maintenance.
The report of Warden Beemer Just
mad public falls to Justify the expecta-
lions or tne advocates or the state man-1
- a .l . it .1 n.-..t . I
m Fmiraur,. iaaing
Ys .w,iu ti k I i I
l luc .UBl
uiouius as a oasis, we nna inai me ex
pense oi maintenance ana saianes or
officers and guards of the penitentiary
aggregate $30,576, while the receipts
from convict labor net but $12,047, leav-
a deficit of $18,529 for the six
months, which Is equivalent to a deficit
of $37,000 for the year, or over $3,000
P monm ana more tnan iuu per aay
for every day of the year.
While the number of convicts Is S ner
T? leS" thaD ot fteen or
wow wl w
and guards exceeds one-third of the en-1
"f ln8titutlon nd,h
of feeding the prisoners is fully
" coiuraci pnee tor ieeaing tne
prisoners in the city jail at Omaha. On
a rough, estimate the state Is paying
fmrn an tn U Kinti tuit rii fna
penitentiary convicts, while the city of
umana pays only 18 3 cents.
there should be such a great dis-
crepancy between the cost of living In
prison at Omaha or Lincoln Is lnconv
prehensible. The contractor at Omaha
upplica his own cooking apparatus, his
own hc!P nd PaT r his fuel, while
at Lincoln the state owns the kitchen
. .. . .
utensils, has the meals prepared by the
convicts whose labor costs them no
more tnan tne feeding and clothing,
ManifesUy. there is room for reform,
There must be higher grade living or
wastefulness aomewhere in the state
boardtnir arhnnl fnp Inrnlnntim
ciiwu uiuuicm m-
cerning the employment of able-bodied
convicts in mechanical tasks In the
fabrication of commodities that do not
confllct seriously with the products of
s. . I 1 J , I
rree rabor- 11 certainly is rather singu-
,ar' 10 use a mua Pnrase, that penlten-
caries in otner states have been self-
unnorttntr Instlhitlnn. hti- o,.
. ' , " 7, ' " " the result was far from satisfactory. Much
braska penitentiary continues to be a more rain la needed before the drouth
very heavy burden to the taxpayers. stricken states will have had the moisture
The charge so often made and as
. . . .
on7 countenance violence, buttlso pro-1
teet lawDreakers In offenses committed
10 toe interest of tt nnlon8 find Pcn-
,. . . , .
liar refutation in the following account
of a murder trial printed in Saturday's
issue of the Chicago Chronicle, a paper
outspoken both in Its subserviency to
U(. rrA ,b
onlsm to orcanized iahnr:
onlsm to organized labor:
Abranam covert, a union teamster, was
found gUity ot manslaughter yesterday
afternoon by a jury in Judge McEwea's
court. Covert killed 8amuel Gates, a
uw " wmuunmuu btoi,.
ad freight depot. Union troubles caused
I Gates to drive to the depot to receive a
shipment of produce. This brought on a
P" "" 'nV
on the Jury nve unlon men. They weP,
the first to vote for a verdict of guilty,
"8uch men are detriment to the labor
unions, aaiu pov ui tui uuiun jurors.
This case must certainly have been
. . ,fr,d. .t-in,,.
an exue one out " anoras stxiiung
P' that " who18 American trades
unionists are law respecting and de -
termlned that their unions shall not bo-
come a cloak or an excuse lor lawless
ness no matter what the incentive.
In selecting a lawyer to remreaent tha
dty ln the railroad tax cases care must
be taken to get a man without railroad
strings upon him. All the railroads have
a community oi interest 111 taxsnirauig i ways govern m meteorology, and wet
and all the railroad lawyers will hangmonth" ao Bot always follow dry months
tothr it .ih a t.in i. twi..iil. tv. or drJr months wet one. The only thing
ttorney who represents the city should
have property interests of his own that
would give him almost the same in-
centlve to a winning fight as if be were
ronductina- the casa for himself
I Having created an overlap of $70,000
I by disregarding the limits of its charter,
I South Omaha is now asked to vote an-
I other mortgage on Its taxable property
In the shape of twenty-year bonds on
the assurance that the additional burden
will be so light that It would scarcely
bo noticeable. We are told that away
off in Arabia once upon a time an over
loaded camel's back was broken by an
It Is very easy to figure out how a
new city ball In South Omaha could be
built at a lower cost In Interest than the
town Is now paying In the shape of
rent, but the enthusiastic figurers of the
twin city don't figure that the build
ing of a city hall will promote Jobbery
and overlaps, besides entailing a greater
I expense for maintenance In the shape of
all-around supernumeraries than the
whole rent comes to now.
For some unexplained reason Tom L.
Johnson Is not exhibiting any lrrepres-
sible eagerness to go up against Colonel
Ilerrlck as his democratic opponent for
the governorshln f Ohio. Mr. John-
son's circus tent may, however, be called
into requisition to entertain the public
before the campaign Is ended.
IaJa'7 0ly la 'Spots.
Naw Tork Tribune.
Floods In the west and drouth In the east
are doing some damage but this la too bis-
country to have Its prosperity seriously
The man who prays "Lead us not Into
temptation" and then goes on to ask the
Lord to help him get a fat government
office must be a great Joke to the Creator.
Part of the Baslneas.
Philadelphia North American. '
No doubt Ambassador McCormlck Is sin
cere in absolving Russia of blame for the
Klshlneff massacre. But it should be re
membered that if he said anything else
he wouldn't be ambassador.
Plalnt of the Thirsty.
Into each life some rain must fall.
In the month of Mav. with onlv third
ui an men lor me wnoie oi us, tne inai-
vldual allotment must have been something
less than a drop and but little more than
Looking Ont for No.
The discovery that the late Thomas T1
Reed left a fortune valued at more than
. indicates that a man may be a
Shrewd tthllosonher find liri ri 1 1 Mtlnneil nm.
t . .
'" '" remin an eyt
to the main chance.
Wiih Prompts the Thonght
Philadelphia Record (dem.).
Ex-Governor Poynter of Nebraska de-
clare, that the no,,,.!,.,, wm never ..,
enter into a fusion with the democrats
party. Assuming that there still remains
lfo Hard Time Ahead.
The railroad companies see no hard times
cars ana locomotives are increasing, Leigh
Best, secretary of the American Locomo-
Zuf ju.y. ml The raiS companies
cheerfully pay for locomotives delivered
three months ahead ot. time. ; The only
danger to future tiuccess. is said to be the
Every laeh Jadge,
New Tork World.
As the month of June came in Associate
Justice Harlan of the United States su
preme court completed his seventieth year,
He has served twenty-six years on the
bench. Under the law he may. if h. choose..
retire on full pay. Writing a decision on
thl "abject, with the full court of his
"nely 7fcu,"?..co"0.urrll' .he
cnooees not 10 ao so. At iu juage uanan
waik, from Washington to the Chevy
Chase club, a good seven miles, to play his
frequent game of golf.- He seldom rides
to or from the sessions of the court. There
L.n!"hr. .Ti"k8J" 5 j mu"c1'? no'
is the Grand Old Man of the supreme court
Mi k arand Tmnlni Af what una tlvln.
wiiiiB ill ii in ii niirirsiH ri 1 1 1 ri sr. jiiHiinsi t-t a nan
will do for the Joints and the Judgment.
REMARKABLE DRT SPELL.
Bzteat sal Duration of tho Droath
la -tha Eaatera States.
HV1 V lfUWI VU U 11UI
vicinity, although on four days of last week
(Ph. 4.A,ifh I 1 1 .. 4. ikl.
rain feu. But as the total precipitation was
""'J "lu" "ur" """ au mna
wa" Quickly drunk up by the thirsty soil
It is probable, however, that the dry spell
I which marked the soring of 1903 has been
April 17 and lfmited by May X7. both inclu-
ive. Previous to the first date about 15.19
lnchea of raln had tMm ,inc J"uary L
or more than one-third the average annual
nr4irin,tion m thi. ..i.hborh.. th.
cess of rainfall up to that time was about
inches for the first 106 days of the
year- Then the dry ,ps11 bean' nd ,rom
April 17 to May 27, both Inclusive, a period
of forty-one days, only a little over half
an inch of rain fell. The average rainfall
during that period Is about 4:G0 inches. So
the deficiency durina- the drv annll w.
nearly four inches, a serious loss at this
time of the year.
If the month of May alone be considered
it is found to be one of the three driest on
record. The government reports of rain-
fall for that month begin with mi and in
eluding laa.give a record of thirty-two
o7 Mav during Z'Z
The total rainfall of the month ranges
from OH of an inch in isso, the lowest on
record, to S.46 Inches in 1894. the highest on
I rvwru. a u iure years in wnicn tne pre-
I eiP'tatlon for May fell below an'lnch were
lS8- whn 0M of n ,noh fe: when
0.6J of an inch fell, and 190. when 0.9S of an
inch felh Last month is therefor not th
1 driest May this neighborhood has seen,
Ana th dry Ma of 1880 WM followed by
a moaerateiy wet June and a very wet
July, and the dry May of 1887 was followed
by a very wet June and July.
If It were possible to reason from analogy
I then it mia-ht H nriiti ..t .. ...
two months of the present summer will see
heavr rlnf". mor th ampi enough
But the law of compensations doe. not .1-
' v . . b jtmj, A.-o, will ao 111 IU
meteorological record a a remarkably dry
month, not only la Philadelphia, but In all
th northeastern states. Much of New
Tork state and nearly all New England
hav been vn drier than In this vicinity,
large district having had lesa than one-
fourth of an Inch of rain during th month
Tha only reliefs In the situation are the
fact that th rains during the early
months of the year were so plentiful as to
prevent a yet any noticeable shrlnksg In
I ,,. ,a
T4t.K Or TUB STATE PltEM.
Wood River Interests: Governor Mickey
hss doubtless discovered by this time that
ft Is not all fun being governor of Ne
braska. There are embarrassing ani un
pleasant situation in all walks of life from
top to bottom.
Kearney Hub: The removal of the bridge
toll at Omaha la an act of justice long de
ferred. The Omaha bridge toll has stood
for years without Justification, a species
of extortion on everything going out or
coming In; or, in other words, a "stand and
Stanton Ticket: The coal oil conference
between Governor Mickey and Accident
Savage very nearly reached the explosive
point. Many of the people are of the
opinion that nothing Governor Mickey may
have said or left unsaid can materially af
fect the reputation of Mr. Savage, and it
Is not Mickey's fault.
Plalnvlew Republican: It Is rumored that
the combined railroads of the B. & M. and
Union Pacific systems will try to prevent
the indorsement of Roosevelt at the next
state convention. They might as well try
to stop a cyclone in the midst of its career.
Roosevelt will be Indorsed Messrs. Rail
roads. Norfolk News: The sun smiled on the
republican convention of Lancaster county,
and the delegates indorsed Judge J. B.
Barnes ot this city for supreme Judge. The
combination is a grd omen and tha re
publicans of the state as well as the vot
ers will undoubtedly improve the first op
portunity of following the lead of the Lan
Fremont Tribune: The first gun ot the
season for the position of judge of the su
preme court has been fired by the Lancas
ter county republican convention and in
favor of Judge J. B. Barnes of Norfolk.
This is a pretty substantial answer to the
declaration of the South Sioux City Record
that Mr. Barnes would have to look out for
breakers In that section because oi some
connection with a bridge bond suit.
Howells Journal: The Free Lance ad
vocates doing away with the omce ot
county attorney and return to the old sys
tem of district attorneys. This would be
a great saving to the tax-payers and the
several counties would be as well served as
at present. While we agree with Bprecher
In this matter we do not for a moment be
lieve the desired change can be made.
Politicians of all political parties are
clamoring for more offices and it will not be
an easy task to induce a Nebraska legis
lature to do away with any of the official
snaps now in sight.
Schuyler Free Lance: Editor Rosewater
of The Bee never quits in nls work along
the railroad tax question. At the recent
meeting of the State Board of Equalisation
he was on hand with facts and figures to
show why the corporations of the state
should be placed on the assessment rolls
at a higher figure, but it did no good, as
he was talking to a board which the rail
roads of Nebraska own. However, failure
never affects the little editor. He will be
on hand next year Just the same. We ad
mire and respect Idltor Rosewater. He
and his newspaper are a great credit to the
Sidney Telegraph: We have seen him.
Wa have heard him. We have studied him.
We have noted bis intense earnestness his
sincerity ms strenuousness his honesty of
purpose hla pure and unaffected democ
racy. Born, raised ana eaucatea among
the rich and cultured, he recognizes, among
the poor and lowly, tha highest types of
ldfty and exalted manhood and the best
examples of pure and noble womanhood.
He believes in and preaches the brother
hood of man. He lays particular stress on
'Do as you would be done by." He has
no sympathy for or with the giant octopus
In the shape of a trust that uses Its power
to crush and absorb its competitors ana
then wring from the consumers their hard
earned dollars. In the never-ending strife
between capital and labor ha believes in
arbitration and compromise, and gave the
best exhibition on record of skill, courage
and diplomacy In the successful termination
of the anthracite coal strike, we believes
In himself implicitly, and as a result all
things come to him "bull luck," he some'
times calls It. He Jests when he says so,
and none know It better than he himself.
He Is too good a general, too able as a
diplomat, too shrewd as a politician, to
have things come by "bull luck." No, they
come In response to the touch of the mas
ter hand on the keyboard of the greatest
nation on earth. His speech here was In
part an euloglum on the work of the Grand
Army. This is In line witn nis seir-ap
pointed task of keeping alive the fire of
patriotism. He realises that w must be
ever ready ready to protect the weak,
ready to resist the strong and that this
readiness is the surest guarantee of a long
continuation of the blessings of peace
Beatrice Times: There is nothing In It.
There is no evidence that the trust mag
nates are working to prevent Roosevelt's
nomination for the presidency. The rail
road Interest of the country are not labor
ing for his defeat at the national conven
tion. The alarm sounded by the Express
of this city as to the president's political
future bas no basis. The masses of the
republican party do not have to refuse to
go to bed In order to see Kooseveit win.
Tha all-sufficient proof of the position of
the Times In this matter Is the fact that
nothing has been done by the trust mag'
nates or the railroads to accomplish his de
feat. When potential agencies like these
have political work to do they do not watt
to begin until they have lost. It might
be suggested to the alarmists of the Ex
press order that it is not yet too late for
them to get another graft. They might,
now that they have fallen down and been
run over as far as the nomination of Mr.
Roosevelt goes, raise th cry that the
trust magnates and the railroads have
concluded to postpone their fight upon him
until after his nomination. There would be
' soms plausibility in thi kind Of a claim
for the reason mat inese people care mure
for results than for politics. It makes them
entirely better than they are to hold that
they would work for Roosevelt's defeat, and
then accept the decision of the convention
as satisfactory if he were to be th can
dldat. The Times takes the view that
Roosevelt's nomination is as good as made,
with the possible exception that he may not
be living when th time to nam him ar
rives. It believes that the president's atti
tude against trusts is so reasonable that the
magnates cannot find serious fault with it.
even though he has filled them with con
sternatioa in causing the prosecution and
conviction of the railroad mergers. The
magnates will try to have the supreme
court undo the work of the lower court,
but they recognls in this effort a much
easier task than securing a reversal of the
court of publio opinion, whose decision
In favor of the president
ROUND ABOUT NEW TORK,
Ripples tha Carreat of Ufa ta tb
A newspaper woman tell this story of
th chivalry of a gang of New Tork toughs
Sh left th office at midnight and took
Third avenue train at City Hall station.
She waa no sooner seated than a pro
nounced specimen of th genu masher of
th East Sid family branch entered the
ear. There wa a wide array of vacant
eat Inviting ocoupancy. But he was true
to hi Instinct and education. Seeing
more than attractive young woman In one
of the side seats upon whom he might force
hi attentions, he made for ber and sat
All th way up town he annoyed her I
small way, seeking to attract her attea
tlon, but keeping Just within the line where
she would have felt Justified In cslllng the
usrd. She kept her patience. When her
tatton was railed she wss out on the
platfornrln a flash, but he wss as quick for
once as even a newspnpr woman and as
she went dowa the stairs he was close be
A long and then quiet block of houses
lay between her and her home. She crossed
the avenue rspldly, but his gait was as
rapid as her s.
Afraid to venture upon the long wclk,
she looked for a policeman. None was In
sight. But In front of a saloon on the ave
nue were a dosen young men; she knew
enough of New Tork to know that they
were "de tough gang" of that neighbor
hood. She also knew the East Side Idea of
She walked up to them. "Gentlemen,"
she said, "this fellow has been annoying me
on the train and Is now following me. I
appeal to you for protection."
Gee, whls, as the gang would have said.
No sooner had she spoken than the masher
turned white, wheeled about and ran down
the avenue as though satan was after him.
He knew the breed. Four of them were af
ter him like a shot. "I don't know what
became of him," the young lady says, "but
If they did get hold of him may the Lord
have mercy on his shiny hat and his soul."
Yes, loldy," said the leader, as he step
ped to the front. "We see youse Is a loldy
and we'll see you home." And they did.
He walked beside her at a respectful dis
tance and the other five brought up the
rear. They tramped an avenue and a half,
a valiant and respectful bodyguard, and
said never a word.
As she started up the steps of her father's
residence she turned to them and said.
'Gentlemen, I thank you from the bottom
ot my heart I never met nobler kindness
Tha six took off their hats and bowed.
Tea, ma'am," said the leader, "we know
youse waa a loldy." Then they turned
about and marched down the street as
proudly as the mailed knights of old.
The official weather sharp of Gotham,
peering through the enveloping smoke of
forest fires, declares that the present
spring drouth is the wost on record in
that locality. Leas than a third of an inch
of rain fell In the city during May and
there was hardly a sprinkle during the Jast
half of April. Thousands of gardens which
upply the city with vegetables are In a half
baked condition and the labor of the gar
deners blighted. In good restaurants a dish
of asparagus costs 60 conts, and the prices
of other vegetables are in proportion. Hor-
tlculturallsts are among those who will suf
fer heavy financial losses from the long dry
Many modern millionaires Include a
camp in the Adlrondacks among their
possessions, says the New York Tribune,
and find mora pleasure in a log cabin near
one of th picturesque lakes than in a mar
ble house in Believue avenue. J. Plerpont
Morgan set the pace a decade ago, building
a comfortable but plain house well away
from civilization. John Jacob Astor's
dwelling at St. Regis Is far mora, than a
camp. Spencer Trask is arranging for a
horn in the mountains. Of the younger
set, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbllt has a finely
equipped lodge near Paul Smith's, and
Reginald, his brother, probably will go
and do likewise. Mis Mary Harrlman,
whose father, E. H. Harrlman, is on of
Paul Smith's colony, prefers their rugged
mountain home to their Tuxedo mansion,
and entertains lively house parties there.
Almost any morning last summer Miss
Harrlman could be seen paddling a canoe,
at which she is as clever as at riding a
fractious cob. William Rockefeller's chain
of log cabins adjoins the Harrlman camp.
The tattooing craze is on again. The
other night at a reception In Clinton avenue
Brooklyn, a beautiful young woman creat
ed a mild sensation by exhibiting shoulders
most exquisitely marked ln pink and tan.
Th men slyly crowded around to admire
and inspect, while, a for the women well,
they were shocked. The bodice was none
too high, and Hebe herself could not have
beaten the -form. It wa evident that an
artist had done th tattooing, for it was
th most delicate tracery, resembling th
lace that proud families hold as heirloom.
It finally developed that the young woman
had placed a bit of grandmother' precious
Argentan over her and laid out in the sun
for a few hours. The result was a pink
and tan print and not tattoo at all.
X red-haired girl with sartorial idea of
her Own attracted considerable attention
on Fifth avenue. Her hair wa ornately
arranged In the form of a turban, and sup
erimposed on the glittering mas waa a mil
linery dream In old gold, unrelieved by a
touch of any other color. She wore a pale
fawn-colored suit and stocking and shoes
of exactly th same shad. It waa a two
color effect so stunning as not to be reduc
ed to linguistic term. Sh wa entirely
free from such Impediments a dogs, hand
bags, or monocle. Sh made her way
Ilk a streak of light past the Holland
House, and, turning Into Thirty-fourth
street, she entered a well-known photogra
pher' studio. Then It dawned upon curi
ous gazer that sh waa in costume for a
TIPS FOR FISHERMEN.
Be Patient, Tratnfal and Fair, Evea
If Fish Doa't Bite.
Grover Cleveland In N. T. Independent.
Those of us who fish In a fair, well bred
and reasonable way, for the purpose of re
creation and as a mean ot Increasing the
table pleasures of ourselves or our friends.
may well regret tne apparently unal
terable degree which gives to all who fish.
under the spur of any motive good, bad or
Indifferent the name of fisherman. We
certainly have nothing In common with
those who fish for a livelihood, unless It be
a desire to catch fish. We have, In point of
fact no closer relationship than this with
the murderously Inclined, whose only motive
tn fishing Is to make large catches, and
whose sole pleasure in th pursuit I th
gratification of a greedy propensity.
Nevertheless we, and those with whom
w have so little sympathy, are by a sort
of unavoidable law of gravitation classed
together In the same fraternity, and called
fishermen. Occasionally weak attempt
have been made to classify th best of this
fraternity under the nam of anglers, or
some title of that kind, but such effort
have always failed. Even Izaak Walton
could not change the current of bumaa
thought by calling hi Immortal book "Th
So It seems, however much those who fish
The best pocket
"Tht Perfected AmerlcM Witch," sa UlastnieJ book
of tniertstlng tnforrtuHon tboat vlchu, xvltl he teni
free upon request,
AmerkM WaUKam Witch Company,'
may differ tn social standing, tn glapotrttlon
and character, In motive and ambition,
and even In mode of operation, all must
sliide, to the end of the rhapter. In th eon-
temptation of the outside world, within the
brotherhood called "Fishermen."
Happily, however, this grouping of- In
congruous element under a common name
does not prevent those of us who properly
appreciate the Importance of upholding the
respectability of decent fishing from com
ing to an agreement concerning certain
cause of congratulation and certain rules
At thi season, when th activities of
genteel fishing usually begin. It I fitting
that a word should be spoken that may
not only redound to our comfort and sat
isfaction, but may guard us against temp
tation that easily beset even th beat of
W who claim ti represent th highest
fishing aspiration are sometime Inclined
to complain on days when th fish refuse to
bite. Ther can be no worse exhibition
than thi of an entire misconception of a
wis arrangement for our benefit. We
should always remember that we hav
about us on every side thousands of those
who claim membership In the fishing fra
ternity, because, In a way. they love to
fish when th fish bite and only then.
These are contented only when capture
la constant and their only conception of
the pleasures of fishing rests upon unin
If w reflect for a moment upon the
oonsqunoe of turning an army of fisher
men Ilk these loos upon fish that would
bit every day and every hour, we shall
se how nicely the vicissitude of fishing
hav been adjusted and how precisely and
usefully the fatal attack of discouraging
bad luck selects Its victims. If on days
when w catch few or no fish w feel
symptoms of disappointment, these should
Immediately give way to satisfaction when
w remember how many npurloba and dis
couraged fishermen are -pending tlnMr tlm
In hammocks or undet tree or on golf
fields Instead of with fishing outfits, olely
on account of Just such unfavorable days.
We hav no assurance that if fish could
be easily taken at all time the fishing
waters within our reach would not be de
populated, a horrible thing to contemplate.
Let It not be said that such considerations
as these savor of uncharitableness and
selfishness on our part. W are only recog
nising the doctrine of th survival of the
fittest as applied to fishermen, and claim
ing that these "fittest" should hav th best
What has been said naturally leads to
the suggestion that consistency requires
those of us who are right-minded fisher
men to reasonably limit ourselves a to the
number of fish w should take on favorable
days. On no account should edible fish
be caught ln such quantities as to be
wasted. By restraining ourselves In this
manner we discourage In our own na
tures the growth of greed, we prevent
wicked waste, we make It easier for us to
bear the fall between what we may de
termine upon as decent good luck and bad
luck or no luck, and we make ourselves at
all points better men and better fishermen.
We ought not to forget these things ss
we enter upon tha pleasures of our sum
mer's fishing. But In any event let us
tak with us when we go out good tackle,'
good bait and plenty of patience. If the
wind Is In the south or west, so much
th better, but let' go, wherever the wind
may be. If we catch fish we shall add
seat to our recreation. If we catch' nonei
wo shall still hav the outing and the
recreation more healthful and mor en
joyable than can be gained in any other
"What do you want with so many ther
mometers?" asked th dealer.
'Well, suh." replied Brother Dickey, "If
glttln too hot ter preach now. eo I des
hangs 'em aroun' whar de sinner kin sea
'em good!" Atlanta. Constitution.
"Oo In and tell the editor I am out here
with a horsewhip," cried the Irate clt'aen.
"He'll be very glad to hear It," replied the
office boy. "He'll Just tnke It away from
you and sell It. We had an auction up
here last week and sold a dozen."
"Well. I got rid of that life Insurance
agent In short order," savagely remarked
"You didn't Insult him. did you?" asked
"Insult him? No, I jrave him my appli
cation for a policy, blame him." Chicago
"Why do you sigh for great riches?"
"Well," answered the mild mannered
man, "I don't value money for it own
sake, but I'd kind o' like to be in a posi
tion where the subordinate employes of
large enterprises will say 'good morning,
lr.T Instead of 'step lively.' "Washington
"No, I cannot marry you, Mr.- Spoona
more," the pretty girl Said, with tears of
Slty In her eyes; " but you you will not
o anything rash, will you?"
"Rash!" he exclaimed bitterly. "RashI
No. Miss Yardley. I ll not do anything rash.
I shall do something coldly methodical, i
shall insure my life heavily and marry your
dearest friend." Philadelphia Press.
If an eltiht hour day for about overy-
body now, isn't It?" i
"Oh, no; not for the employers."
"And why not for them!"
"Because If they had even content with
an elKht-hour day they wouldn't have suc
ceeded In becoming employers." 4'hicago
"Then again." said my nonmuslcal friend,
who was in one of his hypercritical moods,
"what is 'chamber music?' "
"That produced by the baby," we re
plied conclusively, for we were not disposed
to treat his querelousness seriously. De
troit Free Press.
Fthel I think sh Is making up her mind
to be an old maid. i
Mnu(le Why so?
Ethel She Is learning to play solitaire.
THB SHIRT WAIST MAN.
New York Herald.
O Shirt Waist Man, you're here once more,
That's why we weep:
Tou dot the mountain, pluln and shore,
You scare the sheep..
When yu appear the cows stampede.
The horse snort and paw the mead;
Like other things in nightmare seen,
You're red and blue and pink and green--
You cause the flesh to creep.
O Shirt Waist Man, your trousers bag
Bo at the knees.
And ln the scat they seem to sag.
And do not please.
Your belt is cutting you In two,
And yet, It hardly seems to do,
For now and then you take up slack,
And hitch your trousers Just like jack
You're not at all at ease.
j O Shirt Waist Man. In color gay.
mat tairiy stun.
Some people think you've come to stay.
What have we done?"
We stood you all one season, sir.
And, gracious, bow we shuddered "B-r-rli
And now you're her again we'll say
In warning: "Don't you get too gay.
Or Johnny'll get hla gun!"
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