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t'AHTIHS LEAV1XO FOK SUMMER.
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notifying The Be Business
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' Tbe address Trill be changed
as often as desires.
. Omaha wonts all tbe light It can get
on the public lighting question.
Old Vesuvius Is breaking loose again
apparently without the slightest appre
hension for the consequences of his dis
, Omaha went through one era of
cheap pavements In the old wooden
block days. It does not want to repeat
me Btnnaara linage company ap
pears to have a very firm grip on the
dominant majority of tbe Douglas
county board of commissioners.
Of course the simultaneous reunion of
tlie Grand Army veterans and the fistic
encounter of the professional pugilists
at Sun Francisco are only a coincidence.
Having reached the position where his
state of health Is bulletined in the press
despatches, John W. Gates, like Alexan
der of old, will have to yearn for other
world's to conquer.
The Lincoln Star has discovered a full
grown senatoriul boom planted out In
Hall county aiming at the Dietrich sue
cession. It's a trifle early, however, for
anyone to be stampeded over this dis
Irrigation is the most promising and
practical means of building up the
great states to the west of us and any
jhlng that makes the west strong
strengthens Nebraska and Omaha as
If the power canal project shall ma
terialize In the near future Omaha will
tie In position to buy its electric current
for lighting at first cost instead of get
lug It secondhand through an electric
Special Architect Henry Ives Cobb as
; his only comment upon his removal by
i ibecretury Shaw expluins that it is bet
Iter for the secretary to work with some
I 'one who has less professional reputa
I tlcm at stake. It Is now up to Super vis
,lng Architect Taylor to break Into tbe
I (a me.
, t . -
The merger of the Standard Bridge
'company and tho American Book trust
is In order. The consolidation of these
Concerns would effect a large saving In
axle grease nod enable the consolidated
to manipulate and control the school
!bo?.rd as well as the county board with
ouii business ageut.
... In the Chicago drainage canal rase
"Witnesses are now trylug to prove that
Instead of deteriorating the water sup
'ply qf St. I ou Is the drainage of Chicago
-sewage Into the Mississippi has actually
J in proved the quality of the aqueous
'fluid with which St. Louis Is served. If
bt Louis people sre not careful Chi
cago will come in next with a Ml! of
f xpenses aud ask to be reimbursed as a
benefnetor of their city.
. Governor Mickey hus sized William
Jennings Bryan up as a real farmer snd
commissioned him as a delegate to tho
'.Farmer's National congress, which will
.hold a week's session at Niagara Fulls
beginning September 23, to plow up po
litical gravel beds and pull up political
stumps. Iu appreciation of the complt
'moot and to verify Governor Mickey's
estimate. Farmer Bryan hus Invested
"in a spunking fl.CU) team which will
rarry him over to Niagara Falls, down
t) cataract atuf beyond the rapids with
AX lMrvltTAbT ARMT tHAKOK.
Today the army general staff law goes
into effect and one of tbe most impor
tant achievements of the present ad
ministration will be an accomplished
fact, possibly to remain as a permanent
feature of our military establishment.
This inrnsure was long under discus
sion and met with a very determined
opposition. Old army officers and men
in congress who had served in the army
during the civil wnr vigorously and per
sistently fought the proposed change,
their chief objection being that it was
not necessary, though some opposed It
on the ground that It it an Imitation of
foreign methods and therefore not suit
able to our army.
Secretary Hoot made a most earnest
effort to secure the passage of the gen
eral staff measure and to blm largely is
due the credit for the new law, which It
Is now quite generally believed among
army officers will prove highly bene
ficial. There are some distinguished
opinions In support of it. Nearly twenty
years ago General McClellan said that
one of the greatest defects In our mili
tary system was the lack of a thor
oughly instructed staff corps, from
which should be furnished chief of staff
of armies, army corps and divisions, ad
jutant general and aides-de-camp and
recruiting officers. That eminent mili
tary authority, unexcelled in his knowl
edge of army organisation, said: "Our
own experience and that of other arm
ies agree in determining the necessity
for an efficient and able staff. To obtain
this our staff establishment should be
based on correct principles and extended
to be adequate to the necessities of tho
service and should Include a system of
staff and line education. Moreover, the
officers of the staff should be required
occasionally to serve with troops as offi
cers of the lino and when the time of
each comes for promotion it should bo
determined not only whether ho is fit
for promotion, but whether he Is fit to
remain in the corps." Tbe plan adopted
will reduce to the minimum the chances
of Interference of political or personal
Influences and In tbe war college tbe
sjstem of details from the line and pro
visions for maneuvers of large bodies of
trcops seems to have met the features
which General McClellan emphasized 0.9
so Important to practical efficiency.
General Samuel B. M. Young, who
succeeded Miles as lieutenant general,
will today become chief of staff, the
rank of lieutenant general ceasing and
with It the title of commander of the
army. The fact that the senior officer
will not be known as the commanding
general, observes the New York Trib
une, will not bar his way to glory in'
the United States any more than that
circumstance stood between Moltke and
his laurels In Germany. On the other
hand, the new order of things will make
Impossible that embarrassing situation
which might result from disagreement
between tbe head of the government
and the commanding general of Its
army. There Is every reason to expect
the most satisfactory results from the
general staff law.
A CUMiSEUClAL CUSOBtSS.
A congress of the chambers of com
merce of tho British empire' will assem
ble In Montreal today. Tbe meeting of
this congress is regarded as Important
not only to tbe Dominion and to Great
Britain generally, but to the entire com
mercial world, since It will consider
matters of universal interest. Most
prominent among these will be the ques
tion of commercial relations between
England and her colonies and dependen
cies. This is a subject which Is Just
now engaging the most earnest attention
of tbe people of the United Kingdom
and of all the British colonies, while it
possesses very great Interest for the
countries having trade with Great Brit
The policy championed by Mr. Cham-
berlaln, the colonial secretary, which
contemplates more firmly cementing the
British empire by a tariff system which
will give preference to the colonies. Is
the foremost subject in British thought.
ThcBe who oppose the policy, and they
undoubtedly at this time constitute
majority of the English people, Insist
that the tariff proposals of Mr. Chant'
berlaln are utterly hopeless. Still the
colonial secretary, a man not easily dis
couraged or dismayed. Is keeping up the
fight for his policy with undiminished
rigor and a recent London dispatch said
that he never meant fighting more than
now. He has within the last few weeks
literally flooded England with docu
ments setting forth the arguments In
support of the tariff policy he advocates
and there is reason to believe they hare
not been M'lthcfut 'effect. It has very
recently been stated that In the fiscal
controversy the ministerialists are be
ing driven to realize that their only sal
vatlon as a party lies In compromise.
Prime Minister Balfour has admitted
that Chamberlain's Impeachment of tho
fiscal policy was well founded and there
are other prominent men who, while not
desiring to entirely abandon free trade,
admit that some modification of the
existing system may be expedient.
Meanwhile industrial and commercial
conditions are affording arguments for
the Chamberlain policy. The London
Times recently said: "Our exports of
manufactured goods to protectionist
countries are steadily decreasing. Our
imports "of manufactured goods from
these very countries are steadily rising.
The protected states not only shut our
goods out of their markets, but uro
shutting them out of our home market
The worklngman's occupation Is going
aud occupation Is Income. Capital is
also going. That Is a serious condition
of affairs for all of us and most of all
for the worklugman." Statements of
this character must have an Influence
with manufacturers and wage earners.
As to the colonies, there seems to be no
doubt that they are willing to accept
the policy of Mr. (Chainberlaln.
The representatives of the commercial
bodies of the British empire who wiy
meet at Montreal are expected to fully
discuss the policy proiosod by the colon
ial secretary and the result of their
discussion will undoubtedly have a de
cided Influence upon British public opinion.
KANSAS UTT'S KXAMPL.
Omaha business men frequently point
to Kansas City as a rival that has se
cured concessions and favors from the
railroads that have enabled Its Jobbers
and manufacturers to invade the terri
tory naturallj tributary to Omaha. The
supremacy of Kansas City as a grain
market has time and again been
scribed to favoritism on the part of t'.ie
railroad traffic managers who are
charged with deliberately discriminating
against Omaha and in favor of Kansas
As a matter of fact, Kansas City has
had to fight for every Inch It has gained
the race for commercial supremacy,
and the concessions that have been
made to Kansas City have not been vo!-
ntary, but compulsory. In discussing
the true source of Kansas City's com
mercial growth the Kansas City Star,
which has never been regarded as hos
tile to the transportation companies, has
this to say in a recent issue:
The Board of Trade and the grain deal
ers of Kansas City have demonstrated
gain that they can overcome by vigilant
and aggressive action the Injustices which
the railroad lines entering Kansas City
are always ready to practice sgalnst this
market The Santa Fe system's embargo
against connecting lines and its refusal to
del Ivor grain without discrimination have
been withdrawn as a concession to the
vigorous protests of the grain merchants
and the Board of Trade. The conditional
proviso that there will be fair dealing only
long as the other vallroads return
promptly the cars received from the Santa
Fe should Induce a like energetlo surveil
lance of those connecting lines.
In spite of the favors It has bestowed
on the railroad companies and of the
wealth It has contributed to thorn, Kansas
City has to fight for common civilities and
fair piny. Nothing Is gained by being
mealy-mouthed. Unless the railroads are
made to suffer in their selfish Interests
they will continue their policy of slighting
their publio duty for their private gain.
While Omaha has no special complaint
at the present time against the rail
roads In general or any railroad In par
ticular. Its l uslness men should profit
by the object lesson taogbt by Kansas
City. Kansas City has compelled con
cessions from railroad companies by
vigilant and aggressive action on the
part of Its Board of Trade and Com
mercial club, while Omaha has, time
and again, met with repulse and humili
ation because Its Commercial club has
persisted In fighting battles with feather
dusters. Omaha, like Kansas City, has
bestowed favors on the railroad com
panies and contributed untold wealth
to them, but for all that It must emulate
Kansas City and must be prepared to
fight for fair play and common civili
ties. The principal argument In favor of an
early convening of congress In extra
session rests on a plea for an early ad
Journment In the spring In advance of
the great national nominating conven
tions so that the lawmakers may par
ticipate In tbe work of president-mak
ing without interfering with their legis
lative duties. It seems not to occur to the
members of congress that the party
conventions could be successfully held
without their presence. But If it really
comes to a pinch, the convention dele
gates might agree not to interfere with
congress, providing congress refrains
from interfering with them.
Tbe re-election of Father Dowllng as
president of Creighton university will
be received with appreciative favor by
all tbe friends of that institution and
particularly by the people of Omaha,
who are interested in the continuance
of the broad progressive policy he has
been pursuing as its .bead. Father
Dowllng has demonstrated a high order
of ability both as an educator and as
an administrator and his retention as
president insures for Creighton univer
sity a constantly growing position in
the educational world and a usefulness
fully up to the scope permitted by Its
It Is announced that representatives
of Douglas county in the republican
state convention will present the name
of Hon. William G. , Whltmore for
place on the state ticket as one of the
candidates for university regent. Mr.
Whltmore's high qualifications will be
conceded by all and his capacity for
usefulness on the board Is unquestioned,
Of all those mentioned for tbe place his
name on the ticket would contribute
most materially to its strength, and It Is
to be hoped the convention will see its
way clear to endorse the Douglas dele
The smooth agents of the bridge com
pany manage to get in their work by
first contracting for short and narrow
bridges under certain specifications and
then having the bridges lengthened and
widened at their own figures without
competition. In this they recall the
camel who worked his way through
tbe fence by inserting first his nose,
then his head, then his hump and
finally his whole body.
There is nothing surprising In the In
timation from Servla that King Feter is
not finding the royal road smooth trav
ellng. Even the most optimistic mon
arch Is likely to find a seat on a throne
that .was vacated in such an uncere
moulous manner as by his immediate
predecessor decidedly uncomfortable.
Captain Hobson Is utilizing bis lecture
engagements before Chautauqua meet
Ings aud similar assemblies to plead for
a larger navy In the Interest of peace.
To keep the balance of power in the
military equipment the army will have
to send out a few vocalists to talk
the interest of the land forces.
Thins Cnsnlnsr Onr Way,
Considering IU status
aeaaon. the corn rop Is
rllar In the
sid to be amis-
Ing. If cnly the crop of freight tars turns
out half as well the went will be moved to
universal good nature.
Where It Will Draw the Line.
Indianapolis Sentinel (detn.).
The report that Mr. Bryan favors the
nomination of John W. Bookwalter of
Springfield, O., as the democratic nominee
for the presidency Is the last straw. The
Sentinel has never wavered In -Its loyalty
to the democratle. party, but If asked to
upport any member of the Bookwalter
family' for any office, (ta loyalty will be
put to a terrible strain. And If one of the
Logsdons Is put In for vice president we
will not answer for the consequences.
Conservatism of Gorman.
Senator Gorman would not disturb the
tariff; he would not hurt a hair of the
head of a single monopolistic trust. He
would not Invoke the law against blanket
mergers, nor rail at the Issuance of Indi
gestible securities. He would not look
unkindly upon Wall street, nor would he
Invite the coal operators to a conference
with John Mitchell. Oorman would be an
Ideal candidate- for the presidency In the
eyes of the vested Interests, and he knows
But In 1904 he would be nothing more
than a candidate. Disgruntled capital would
give him generous support, but the people
will give their support to Mr. Roosevelt,
and the representatives of the trusts are
few, while the representatives of the people
Keeley and Bryan Ontdone.
New York Press.
The aching void In Philadelphia created
by the destruction of the Keeley motor
fter the death of Its Inventor Is about to
be filled by the establishment of a large
plant for the transmutation of metals, A
Mr. Hunter, on whom the mantle of Keeley
seems to have fallen, says that he will
build a factory costing 1300,000, in which
sliver will be turned Into gold as rapidly
as he thinks It safe to do It "and not
pset the economic fabrlo of the wofld."
You will have to bring the alchemist only
one silver dollar in order to get back forty
golden ones. This 'making one silver dollar
equal to forty dollars of gold beats even
the political alchemy of which Mr. Bryan,
well known Nebraska politician. Is an
advocate, and throws Into the shade Mil
ler's get-iich-qulck scheme!
Within a week three men have gone
wrong as the result of speculation. A
man In Boston embeizled nearly 180,000
of a church fund and fled to Canada,
the cashier of a bank at Canton has con
fessed the embesslement of more than
$20,(00 and a bank cashier In North Caro
Uno has misappropriated a large amount
of the funds entrusted to his custody. The
fever of speculation led these men to com
mit crimes. They took money which had
been entrusted to them, not with criminal
Intent, perhaps, for in each Instance the
speculator believed, doubtless, that he
would replace the amount taken out of the
proceeds of his speculation. In each case.
however, the punishment following convlo
tion will be the same as If there was a
criminal Intent when the money was
wrongfully taken. Furthermore, It should
Thn Captain of Maine.
Rear Admiral Slgsbee, who today enters
Into the enjoyment of a new title, Is said
to take no particular pride In the fact that
his name Is popularly connected with the
battleship Maine and the disaster In. Ha
vana harbor. Admirable as was his con
duct on that trying; occasion, the modest
sea captain . feels that it was not very
different from what might have been ex
pected from any other officer of the navy.
it Is the most grievous thing that can
happen to a commander to lose his ship.
ana though captain Slgsbee could have
done nothing to save Maine, ha may
eel a certain Incongruity In being made
a hero of by a disaster, however dramatlo
snd consequential. The fact Is that the
new admiral had served his country long
ana well before Maine was ever heard
of. While, perhaps, his most valuable
work has been of a pacific, scientific nature,
he participated with credit, as a young
ensign, in the action In Moblie Bay, and In
both attacks and the final assault on Fort
Flaher, Vhlls In the Spanish war his luck
In capturing the collier Restormel cut off
the ;aat hope of Cervera's squadron.' But
Slgsbee has teen one of the foremost of
deep sea explorers. Our chart of the Qulf
of Mexico was made by him, and his name
Is attached to one of the greatest depths
yet sounded In the ocean.
HAS HADE THEM FEAR HIM.
Blind Rage of Mera-erltes Aaalnst
tbe President's Course.
The great danger of the money power In
this country has been Its disposition to In
terfere with the natural course of politics,
In this way It has created a popular belief
that Its meddlesome hand Is likely to be
thrust Into every eleotlon. The activity of
the money power, as such, has been pushed
to such an extreme of late that a natural
revulsion of popular feeling la likely to
neutralise Its operations In the future. A
cry of Indignation arose when it was an
nounced that the money power is opposed to
the re-election of Mr. Roosevelt. The feel
Ing in some quarters was not due to any
special love for the personalty of Mr.
Roosevelt. It was excited by the reasons
assigned by the money power for Its oppo
Just after President McKlnley was laid
In his grave Mr. Roosevelt gave utter
ance to conservative sentiments for which
he was extolled by the money power as a
fit successor to the presidency. That opln
Ion continued as long as Mr. Roosevelt
stood aloof and permitted the money power
to do as It pleased. It was not long, how
ever, before the new president discovered
that the money power was deliberately and
persistently robbing the public under the
color of law, and was fast building up and
concentrating its own power colncldentally
with this campaign of oppression. Mr,
Roosevelt was sagacious enough to per
celve what the tendency was. He was also
sagacious enough to understand what that
tendency, if unchecked, would produce. He
fully realised that. If the money power was
permitted to strengthen Its clutch on the
throat of. the publio. It would not be long
ere the last sign of American individuality
would be hopelessly throttled. As a conse
quence he had the manhood to call a halt.
He did more. He turned his courage Into
practical action by attempting to break the
monopolistic hold which the money power
had undertaken to fasten on the public
through a system of railroad merging.
When the money power saw that Mr.
Roosevelt was determined to stand between
It and the further extension of Its auto
cratic dominion It flew into a blind rage.
All of Its savage wrath was poured out on
the president's head, with additional threats
of vengeance. He la now Intensely hated
by the money power because he was brave
enough to warn the people of plutocratic
encroachments. His championship of the
people's rights has made him an undesirable
candidate to these lords of the land of cu
pidity. Their hostility, however, ahould
make him doubly acceptable to the people.
His nomination and election would be a
notice to the money power that Its meddle
some activity In politics Is resented as per-luY-tous.
OTHER LASD9 THAI Ol R9. ,
The completed census of the church at
tendance In London, undertaken by the
Dally News of that town, enumerates an
attendance of 1,002, NO at the 1.G33 Christ! in
and sixty-two Jewish places of worthlp
In the twenty-nine boroughs, containing a
total population of 4.463.049. Th'a gives a
ratio of one In 4.46 of the pipu'atlon. This
total church attendance as given, however,
masses together the people counted at both
the morning and evening services, and It
was found that about 35 per cent of the
number had been counted twice; the actual
number of church-goers in London Is re
duced to 8:0,26, or one in (.13 of the pop
ulationthat Is, only about 16 per cent of
Londoners were- found In sttendance on
places of worship, though there are church
accommodations for one-half of them.
Toward a million and a half people, to use
the words of the Dally New.', "wilfully ab
sented themselves from publio worship."
This Is not a very encouraging showing of
religious Interest in the English capital.
It appears, moreover, that only about one
quarter of the attendance la of men. The
aggregate at the two services Included only
266.&50 men to 412,193 women and C21.397 chil
dren. The attendance of men was propor
tionally less In the Anglican churches than
In the others. Out of a total Anglican at
tendance at the two services of 430.153 the
number of men was only 93,407. In the
nonconformist churches the attendanoe of
men was 120,783 out of 411 225. In the Roman
Catholic churches 23,865 ojt of 93,672.
The French socialists seem to have
started a carefully planned attack on the
French army, not only from the general
point of view, but from the more special
one of Its administration. For example,
they are attacking the bands. They want
them abolished as being anachronistic.
Soldiers do not need the Incentive of music
in modern battles, and even If they did
they could not get it because of the noise
that Is made. Therefore bands are usad
only for display, and display, say the so
cialists, is not worth the services of 12,-
000 men, who could be doing better and
more useful work In the ranks. The cus
tom of officers using enlisted men as serv
ants Is also attacked. On higher grounds,
the army, or rather Its utility, is being at
tacked systematically. The socialists are
again asserting with vigor that it la folly
for France to try to keep its army equal
to Germany's. They are criticising the
whole organisation as costly, archaic and
Royal governors for the Australian com
monwealth come and go, or rather go and
come home, with extreme rapidity. The
new federation began life In 1000, yet in
the three years that have elapsed three
governors general have been appointed all
lords. The first representative of his maj
esty was the noble earl of Hopetoun, who,
after an experience of a few months, an
nounced that he was being bankrupted in
trying to maintain his office and social po
sition In proper style on the beggarly sal
ary of tSO.OOO a year. He asked more pay
and the Australians doggedly refused to
allow him more than the old rate of wages.
The noble earl then struck and sailed for
home, leaving the discredited Australians
to struggle along without a member of the
British aristocracy to preside at their state
banquets and their pink teas. Had the earl
of Hopetoun possessed half the brains oft
an American walking delegate, the first
thing he would have done after reaching
England was this organise a union among
the barons, marquises, earls ' and dukes.
whose object should be the maintenance of
a proper rate of wages for royal governors
In the British colonies. A minimum 'rate
could have been fixed upon, for only mem
bers of the nobtlHy are considered eligible
as governors general, and the Australians
would have been forced to pay union wages
or go without lords In their business. But
Hopetoun was not bright; he let slip this
great opportunity. The result has been
that "me noble" Lord Tennyson has been
there for a year on the same paltry S50,000;
and now, too, he resigns. Poor Lord North-
cote, who will be the next victim of Aus
tralian parsimony, must go out and make
the best of the position. In time, perhaps,
the British nobility will see the point and
International boundaries are disregarded
or overlooked In the industrial war which
Is i aging In eastern Europe. From Cra
cow, In Austrian Poland, to Odessa, on the
Black Sea, the commotion Is universal. It
is not confined to any particular trade, but
railway men, bakers, dock laborers and
mechanics of all crafts are involved In
one huge strike. The fierceness of the en
counters between the worklngmen and the
troops is proved by the appalling death
lists. At Cracow the strike riots resulted
In sixty fatalities; at Kleff the killed and
wounded numbered 160, and in Odessa and
neighboring cities the casualties run up
Into the hundreds. Notwithstanding the
drastio measures of the military, the agi
tation persists and the strikes continue.
It is impossible to regard the phenomena
as disconnected and coincident merely by
accident. There must be some common
cause for the prevalent unrest in a large
area which, though divided by political
boundary lines, is industrially and commer
cially one community.
The duke of Wellington, president of the
National Bervlce league, has Issued a
statement in view of the great interest
aroused by the recent debate in the House
of Lords on the question of physical de
generation. He shows that whether as a
nation England is physically degenerating
or not. It is quite certain that In tbe British
army, as compared with that of Germany,
there la an undoubted tendency to de
terioration In physique and stamina. The
same upward tendency shown by statistics
to exist in the German army is to be found
In ' the armies, and therefore In the na
tional physique, of France, Italy, Austria
and Swltserland. If It be urged, he adds.
that the English army Is In no way repre
sentatlve of the physique of the nation.
and that "a better ..class of men do not
enlist because a more permanent and lucra
tlve prospect Is afforded In civil life," It
is obvious it must have a better physical
basis for Its recruiting, and It must recog.
rise that the old duty of persriha! service
to the state, which was allowed to lapse
during the period when nations were ac
quiring . wealth, must be put Into force
On the Siberian Railroad.
Think of the snap the railroad lunch-
counter privileges would be at Irkutsk and
the other Siberian points. Even on the
dining cars Ice cream could be served the
year around without the use of refrlgera
tors, especially through Siberia. Simply
by stopping the train occasionally to milk
a musk ox one oould obtain all tbe ready
flavored Ice cream necessary to human
happiness. And then It would be so pleas
ant to hear the brakeman sing out: ''Ber
ing, Bering! Change cars for the North
Pole, Pearyvllle, Walrus Beach, Nansen's
Ford, Melville Island and all points north."
Itlorrer Hean4 en Honor's He4.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The Island of Martinique may claim to
be the most unfortunate spot on earth.
Several new villages founded since the
catastrophe of Mount Pelee have been de
stroyed by a hurricane and I.OOS people are
homelets. The depth of discouragement
that prevails on the Island can seldom
have been equaled.
As long ss Senator Tillman has his pitch
fork In working order the lost railroad
passes will be renewed promptly.
A bunch of United States senators tour
ing Aln.ka are reported stuck on a Yukon
river bar. Doubtless bars sre few and far
between around the Arctlo circle.
The launching of the Hearst presidential
boom has beep deferred until safe terminal
facilities can be provided. The fate of the
Langley airship was a timely warning.
The aggregate valuation of real estate
In Philadelphia under the new assessment
Is $1,162,000,000, amounting to 27 per cent
over last year's figures. The proposed tax
rate Is 11.65.
Notwithstanding the vociferations of self
styled democratic leaders not a cluck comes
fiom Wolfert's rooster.. When tho shal
lows murmur the hills are dumb. Silence
Is an excellent disguise for wisdom.
A three-cornered fight for. the demo
cratic nomination for povernor of Mlssls
slpt resulted In a draw at the primary
election, neither aspirant receiving the re
quired majority of a'l votes cast. Another
primary election is to be held.
A member of the Georgia legislature thus
laments: "Whenever I say anything I am
made to appear a d d fool the next morn
ing. I am tired of It" No wonder. He is
unable to comprehend the wisdom of the
modern saw, "Go 'way back and sit down."
California baa a $2,750,000 capttol at Sac
ramento, Colorado a $2,500,000 capttol at
Denver, Rhode Island a $3,000,000 building at
Providence and Georgia a $1,000,000 capitol
in Atlanta, The only states which have
capltola in large cities are Massachusetts,
Indiana, Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia and
Uncle Adlal Stevenson, the sage of Bioom-
ington, back In Illinois, remarked to a re
porter in Chicago: "I don't care whom the
democrats nominate for president In 1904."
Uncle Adlai was petulant when cornered
by tho Interviewer, and the latter omitted
the dash word out of respect for age and
The supreme court of Tennessee has de
clared the Adams law, passed by the last
legislature, to be constitutional. It pro
vides for local option in towns having a
population of 5,000 and under, upon the sub
mission of the question to popular vote.
Only eight towns In the state are exempt
from 'the law's operation and under It the
prohibitionists have made much headway.
Six of the counties of Vermont were re
corded In favor of high license at the elec
tion at which prohibition was abolished and
eight were recorded against it. The New
Hampshire legislature has already taken up
the question of abrogating the prohibition
law of that state, and one of the witnesses
called before the legislative committee at
Concord advocated a high license law with
the fee for liquor selling at $5,000. New
Hampshire Is a state having statutory, but
not constitutional, prohibition, and the de
mand for a high license law as a substitute
has been increasing.
Eqnal Punishment of Conspirators
What Is sauce for the goose Is sauce for 1
the gander. What Is conspiracy on tbe part
of a trades union Is conspiracy when, done
by a combination of contractors. If there
Is to be a return to the enforcement of law
in this town the law must be ' enforced
against all lawbreakers. -
It Is alleged and very strongly substanti
ated that there has been Jit; existence a
"combine" of sheet metal contractors which
has extorted extravagant prices by collusion
In bids. - This "combine" exercised-terrorism
over members, who Were disposed to break
away and do business as individuals. It
Imposed fines on such members. It treated
such members very much as the average
trades union treats its recalcitrant mem
Indeed, to make the comparison more
striking, it Is alleged, and pretty well veri
fied, that this "combine" actually took the
trades unions into the conspiracy and the
unions aided in bulldozing, terrorizing and
ruining the business ' of at least one con
tractor who broke away and attempted to
do business Independent of the "combine."
It was thus an alliance of two lawless or
ganisations the contractors and the labor
unions and its object was to rtany to the
Independent contractor and the independent
worklngman the right to secure work at
terms satisfactory to themselves. It was a
lawless conspiracy and it has resulted in
riot. Intimidation and homicide.
If we condemn the members of the Inbor
unions what shall be said of these con
tractors, who have assumed to pose as re
spectable figures In the community, wiu
have many of them aouni jlated wealth
and who enjoy for themsetver and thcir
property the protection of that law which"
they violate and defy by engaging In a
criminal conspiracy? What possible excuse
can be made for themT
There can be none. Whatever may bo
urged In extenuation for the riotous traJei
unionist urged on to violence by some rant
ing agitator, not one word can be said to
excuse the Intelligent and eminently re
spectable contractor who dcllbmately ent?r
Into a criminal conspiracy with the rloloiiS
trades unionist to ruin the business of some
man who maintains his right to conduct
his business ss he pleases. He Is a jaw
breaker knowingly and leli'xi-.-ately, and he
la a lawbreaker not through passion cr
prejudice, but from cold-hlo:ild greed and
a desire to destroy a business rival.
This will have to be clearli' undnrs'et.d
and admitted before any substantial prog
ress can be made towari restoring the rofgn
of law in Chicago.
It must bs clearly understood tfiat Ihe rich
lawbreaker Is equally culpable with the poor
Oi .- v
make as near as we can just enough.
But it's a late season and what are left
are offered now at remarkably low prices, as
and windows will show
This means a saving anywhere
from $5 to $15 for the man who
No Clothing Fits. Like Ours.
R. S. Wilcox. Manajrer.
WE CLOSE SATURDAY AT 9 P. M.
one If anything, that he Is mro rnlr-aMi?.
It must be understood thst nil men ra
equal before the law and that Hie man who
deliberately defies the lrvw U tilr.K to the
penitentiary. It must o- understoo.l, l.j
short, that a man's actions nri.l not il.i
wealth measuro his responsibility to the
WHITMOHR KOR ItEflKXT,
Illi(h Home Commendation for the
Gentleman from Vnlley,
It having come to our knowledge that
Hon. W. O. Whltmoro of Valley Is being
mentioned by papers throuchout the state
for the position ofregent of the Sinte uni
versity, wo deslro to briefly refer to tho
matter and mention the qualifications of
the gentleman for that responsible and
It will perhaps be recalled by many that
the year when Jack McColl ran for gov
ernor Mr. Whltmore was a candidal on
the same ticket for regent, and the result
of the campaign showed him to be some
thing like 15,0(i0 votes In the lead of the
head of the ticket.
Mr. Whltmore is a man of education and
good Judgment and we believe Ills qualifica
tions for the position are recognised by
all; that western Douglas county would be
honored by his selection and that the re
publican party could hardly find a stronger
candidate anywhere In the state than W,
O. Whltmore. We also believe the country
precincts, as well as South Omaha and
probably Omaha, will be for him to a man
should he decide to stand for the nomina
tion. LAtUIIIMQ GAS.
"A horseshoe is supposed to bs a sign of
"And so It is," replied the sport, "if It
goes under the wire lirst on your horse."
Flrft Statesman I don't know about put
ting up Burton. He hasn't Rot any sand.
Second Ditto No, but then he a got a
pocketful of rocks. Boston Transcript.
"He Is not as bad as you would have me
believe," said the enthusiastic evnngellst.
"I asked him today If he did not adore and
honor his Maker, and he said 'Yes.' "
"Exactly. It's his constant bonst that he
is self-made." Philadelphia Catholic Stand
ard. Visitor You haven't got half as nice a
cemetery here as we have In Klmvllle.
Prominent Citizen (of Hawvllle) No; I've
always heard that the cemetery is the only
part of your town that holds out any In
ducements for permanent residents. Chi
"So you met the usual fate," said the man
who sneers. "You went into Wall street In
tending to be a bull or a bear and find your
self merely a lamb."
"No," whs the answer; "I'm not a lamb.
I've been on the losing side persistently for
years. I'm a sheep." Washington Star.
Mrs. T. What are you making those
grimaces In the glass for, my dear?
Mr. T. I'm trying to practice a look of
astonishment. Some of my friends are go
ing to make me a present tonlKht, Rnd I am
supposed to know nothing about it. San
First LlfeKuard How much did he give
you for saving his wife?
Second Ditto Fifty dollnrs.
First Ho must have been fond of her.
Second Oh, I don't know. She had a lot
of diamond rings on. Philadelphia Record.
She Still plnylng solitaire? Don't you And
it rather a dull game sometimes?
He It Isn't very exciting;, that's a fact,
but then one Isn't bothered every five min
utes by somebody asking, "What's
trumps? Boston Transcript.
"You seem none the worse for your dissi
pation lost night," sild the man who had
responded to one of the toasts at the ban
quet. "No," replied the other, "I stopped drink
ing lust In time; thanks to you."
"Thanks to me?"
"Yes. When you started speaking I caught
myself laughing at- your stories, so I
thought Jt was time to. stop," Philadelphia
THE LOST 0E.
James Russell Lowell.
I had a little daughter,
And she was given to me
To lead me gently backward
To the Heavenly Father's knee.
That I, by the force of nature,
Might, In some dim wise, divine
The depths of His infinite patience
To this wayward soul of mine.
I know not how others saw her.
But to me she was wholly fair,
And the light of tho heaven she came from
Still lingered and gleamed In her hair;
For it was as wavy and golden.
And as many chunges took,
As the shadows of sun-gilt ripples
On the yellow bed of a brook.
To what can I liken her pmlling
Upon me, her kneeling lover,
How it leaped from her lips to her eyelids,
And dimpled her wholly over.
Till her outstretched hands smiled also, -
And I almost seemed to see
The very heart of her mother
Sending sun through her veins to me!
She had been with us scarce a twelve
And It hardly seemed a day,
When a troop of wandering angels
Stole my little daughter away;
Or perhaps those heavenVy Zlngarl
But looked the hampering strlngx.
And when they had opened her cage door,
My little bird . used her wings.
But they left in her stead a changeling,
A little angel child,
That seems like her bud In full blossom,
And smiles as she never smiled;
When I wake in the morning, 1 see It
Where she alwnvs UHed' to lie..
And I feel as weak as a violet
Alone 'neath the awful sky.
As weak, yet as trustful also;
For the whole year long I see
All the wonders of faithful Nature
Rtlll worked for the love of me;
Wlnris wander, and dews drip earthward.
Rain falls, suns rise anil set,
Earth whirls, and all but to prosper
A poor little violet. .
This child Is not mine as the first was,
I cannot sing It to rest,
I cannot lift it up fatherly
And bliss It upon my breast;
Yet It I.-! In my little one's cradle
And pit In my little one's chair,
And the light of tli haven she's gone to
Transfigures lis golden hair.
We don't want to carry over
this Reason's suits, and we
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