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PARTIES LEAV1SQ TUB CITY.
Parties leavlnii th city at
Mr timet may hare The Raa
eat to them rearnlarly by
otlOlns; The Bee Baalaess
office, la pertaa e by. mail.
Th add res a will be chaaared
aa oftea aa desired.
President Burt denies most emphatic-
ally that he has gone to New York to
The portrait of tho earl of- Cork in
the last edition of Losllo's Weekly has
an unmistakable Irish brogue.
The patched auUt sham, nonnartisan
Judiciary doe not seem to be gaining
much favor among the common. people.
Tha machine .has been thrown Into
the scrap pile and tho antl-machino has I
been lent to the machine shop for' re-
pairs. . " '
uunng . AK-fcar-nen week the new
market bouse will be kept open at both I
ends, and so. will the saloons in that
For the present and for some time ln
the future there Is no prospect of the
consolidation of the gas company with
the electric lighting company,
The slaughter of Inflated Industrials Is
still ProsrertnK, but the impression
prevails in Wall street that the water Is
about all squeezed out
This is the harvest season of the pic
torial candidate holdup Whose puffs are
as nauseating to the general pubjic as
couuver on to tne wretcnea conenmp-
meBuuanoi-iuricey nas tanen a ais-
IlL'il tlx A 1 1 1 ( 1 1 1 tra ir.i n t I -v ci ' a nasn tttnavas I
mat me American ironeiaas may aepart
If vou know anvthinc about candi-
dates who have entered the lists for
the primary election races, don't be
ealy-mouthed, but talk out now be-
fore the noils are onen.
Now, if the weather clerk will giro us
a large area of Indian suuyiier for the
next ten days, he wit! be forgiven for all
the cold water he has thrown on Ne-1
bra ska within the puat three mouths.
President Iloosevelt managed to saw
jand split a few cords of wood before
starting uacu ior tue v mte House, i recognizes the merit system iu conuec
Tbat explains why no visitors were al- tlon with consular appointments and
. lowed during the last hours of his stay
at Oyster Bay.
The seizure of a larjre coin counter-
. felting plant near Marinette, Wis., re-
, calls the fact that the fabrication of
5-ceut silver dollar is the most proflt-
- able Industry any man or set of men
could engage ln.
And now his canny Scottish country
mea are abusing Carnegie for making
Edinburgh university a gift of $10,000,-
000 in ehrlnkablo Steel trut bonds,
This recalls forcibly the adage that you
should not look a gift horse ln the
Why due not some enterprising fakir
erect a stereoptlcou show with portraits
of political candidates alternating with
script pu.l's setting forth their marvel-
ou achievements ln peace aud in war,
on lund aud on neu. lhat would be a
novel attraction aud could be made a
paying investment. .
After ulne months' sparring for tlmejlaily strong among business orgautzn
lu the criminal court of v Charleston I tlon directly interested in luii-rVin.;
former Lieutenant Governor Tillman
will be put on trial today for tho cow
ardly murder of Editor Gonzales. It
1 Just such procrastination in the pun-
Ishnicnt of cupital crimes that prompt
resort to lynching.
THt rASSISO OF MATHCWSOlt.
WIipii Charles P. Mathewson wan
nppolutt'il to tho responsible position of
nK'Mit to the Omnlia nnd WinnelmKo
Indians tlve years ntro, everybody In
Nebraska who wns faniilinr with Ms
malodorous record as a bank wrecker
was amazed at tho reeklesnpss exhib
ited liy Senator Thurston In recom
mending n man of this stripe to a po
sition that demanded moral courage
and integrity of
the highest order.
Wliile the c-nMern proas wvwlj do-
iiout!eel Matliowson's nppolntuiptit, the
Nebraska npwspapprs, inchidinrf The Bee,
refrained from remonstrance, content
ing themselves merely with expressing;
the hope that Mr. Mathewson would
redeem himself In his position.
In this instance, however, the adage
that "You cannot muke a crooked stick
straight" only repented itself. As nn
Indian nt'cut. Charles V. Mathewson
distinguished himself no better than he
hnd as a banker and legislator. The
traders and land grablwrs, who flut
ter around the Nebraska Indian reserva
tions like flies around a molasses bar
rel, found in him a most supple tool.
Instead of protecting the Indians from
their rapacity, Mathewson connived
with them in all the schemes for the
spoliation of the Indlans'and closed his
eyes and ears to the complaints and
appeals that were made on their behalf.
Mathewson'! personal example as su
pervisor of the Indian reservation has
been, if anything, more discreditable
than his collusion with the combine
that has systematically plundered the
Indians and enriehed its members in
tll(J ea8inK amj
purchase of Indian
lands. Thee is no doubt that Mathew
son would have been ousted from ' his
place years ago had it not been for the
potential influence exerted by the land
speculators and their allies with the
Indian bureau and theoiHcers of the
federal court in this district, whose
duty, it was to prosecute the perpe
trators of the frauds upon the Indians'.
It was only' through the persistent
and uncompromising efforts of men and
women who believed that an Indian hns
some rights that a white man must re
spect that the whitewashing reports
procured by the ring from susceptible
inspectors for the benefit of Mathewson
finally resulted in a searching inquiry
that fully confirmed ' all tho charges
that had been placed in the hands of
the Indian commissioner nnd secretary
of tho interior by the editor of The
Bee and others who have endeavored
to right the wrongs -perpetrated upon
It is given out from Washington that
MathewBon has resigned on account of
his declining health, and it is further
more given out that Commissioner Jones
has expressed great regret at parting
with Mr. Mathewson, whose services
8nld to be eminently satisfactory
to the ,ndIan bureau and Invaluable in
promoun ine wei-a " lmnans.
n me latter statement is correct- an
-nvestlga Hon of the Indian offlce.may
be ln order. Commissioner Jones cer-
tainly cannot be Ignorant of the) fact
that the Winnebago Indians have been
confidenced and robbed by the land spec
nlators ln Thurston county. Comrnis-
slorier . Jones certainly also must know
that this could not have been possible had
an honest Indian ncent kent the Indian
bureau fullv informed concerning iho
crooked methods of the combine. When
the searchlight of ' publicity Is. fully
turned upon Mathewson's operations
after he LftB retlred froin llk(A.m,
now or fttntA nf nffnlra wlP Ka nn.
Mrtnp1 thnr nnl lta ,,",,, ,,; tUa
recent dl8clo8ure8 of the M)mlatlon,
upon the Indians in Oklahoma and the
Tfl liODO t VOtiSVLAB BILL,
It is probable that a very earnest
effort will be made in the Fifty-eighth
congress to pass the bill of Senator
T.rwri tra fnl rftfnrml ncr tin fxiriuu 1 u anr.
Vice Thin niflRiir vena tfnuAirt( In
tbe ,nst ,. ht llnt mt w
the gpt, committee on foreigI1
relations, which annrovoil the hilL If
,, Iinw nnnminwi, thnt ,t ., Ua ram
i . -
Introduced in the senate and lu th
LoU8e of representatives as soon as pos-
,IWc aftt?r tne ambling of the new
wngTe-a " Is thought that tmder
luo vmmve in ravor oi it tuat win be
rxervju uy me oustness interes or
tiio conuiry it is likely to become law
I The bill has been framed with reut
I care and is the result of a most thor
I ough consideration of the subject to
which it has reference. It conte-.n
plates a complete reorganization of the
consular service and the placing of it
0n a basis that will remove the service
entirely out of politics. The measure
would do away with some of the ex-
istiug defects which are admitted on
all hands to be a drawback and damage
to the service. Among other things It
proposes to abolish the fee system and
to pay consuls fixed salaries, of course
grading salaries according to th char
acter of the duties. It provides for an
examining board to which applications
Ior uppuiuiuiciii buan be submitted and
,vhku shuI1 ascertain the fitness of ap-
IUmta- The qualifications for np
iwlntmeut are denned, among them
l,eln general knowledge of trade
'ditlons, familiarity with the indus-
trie and natural resource of the
l aitea States and the country to whit h
the applicant wishes to be assigned.
I and a knowledge of other modern lan-
t,ujg;e8 beside English. It provide for
the retention ln the service of capable
nnd eflleieut consuls and for their pro-
The Brooklyn F.agle urge that the
bill should be passed, pointing out thnt
the sentiment iu favor of it 1 partieti
I the consular ' service. "Thit jjs-rvice
I has been too loug at the mercy of local
pollt'cian who" happen to have aouie
c;uun upon the federal admlalHtrv
tliu," say Hist paper. "Appointment
.e been iuud without any tleilulte
assunnee. that the capacity of th' ap
pointees matched tho requirement cf
the situation. In many cnsp consul
vho ure utterly unlit to represent this
country have been kept in place for
j tars t urolith political pull." As a non
era! pt-opofiltlon this 1 true, but it Is
only fair to say that for the 'at naif
a d- -.en years at least political pull has
l.cpii lesa Influential In connection with
the consular service than at any pre
vious time and there H very rood rea
son to lelieve that It will have little
if any effect with the present adminis
tration. Aa heretofore noted, President
Itoosevelt intends lo apply the merit
system, to the -extent of his authority,
to the consular service and his decision
in this respect has met with very gen
eral and heart approval. Still legisla
tion is necessary to effect such com
plete leform in the service as is mani
festly desirable and the Lodge bill,
which has been endorsed by the busi
ness interests of the country, seems to
fully meet the requirements.
Ay lAirvHTAST TiiBATT.
According to Washington advices the
treaty that is being negotiated between
China and the United States, and which
it is understood will be signed some
ten days hence, is extremely important
in the influence it will have upon the
future of American trade in the Celes
tial empire. 1 While of co-arse nothing
definite will be given out as to the
terms of the treaty before its submis
sion to 'the senate in December, it is
stated that in addition to its provisions
for opening ports it contains other stip
ulations for trade Intercourse which it
Is claimed make it a better treaty than
that negotiated with China by Great
Britain. - .
There seems to be no doubt that Min
ister Conger has been applying himself
with great industry nnd zeal to the
task, by no means a simple one, of ob
taining from the Chinese government
the reasonable and valuable conces
sions asked by the United States and
which are undoubtedly essential not
only to an enlargement of our trade with
China, but also to the maintenance of
the oppn door principle for which our
government lias earnestly and per
sistently contended. This latest lnfor
mation in regard to the treaty being
negotiated appears to conclusively show
tuat tne uninese government is no
longer embarrassed by any objections
on the part of Kussla and assuming
that to be the ense it is safe to say
that the moderate and entirely fair re
quests of tho United States will be com
plied with. There has never been any
doubt as Ito the friendly disposition
toward us of China, the delay in con
ceding the wishes of this coiyitry being
v, iion.r uuu ii, uuiBiue Aim ueiicu n uicu
the Chinese government could not ex
pediently disregard. That Influence ap
pears to have been entirely withdrawn,
Every prospect of enlarging our for
eign trade is a source of. gratification,
and this Is particularly the case in re
gard to- commerce with Asia. We
should not allow ourselves, however, to
indulge an extravagant notion as to
the possibilities of this trade and
thereby be led to neglect an equally
valuable commerce ln other directions.
What is being done for the promotion
of our trade with China is unquestion
ably wise, but there are other markets
that invite our enterprise which ought
not to be ignored.
Governor LaFollette's statement, that
while living expenses have increased 27
per cent in the past five years wages
have advanced but 13 per cent, , has
stirred up a hornet's nest among Wis
consin politicians and statisticians, but
if the figures were actually reversed the
main olnt Governor LaFollette has
sought to impress upon the people, that
the trusts are advancing prices in order
to make good returns on their inflated
capitalization, cannot be refuted. The
benefits ami advantages derived by the
toiling mass from general prosperity
spring not so much from the advance in
wages as they do from the opportunity
to secure steady employment.
It Is eminently proper for the Com
mercial club to investigate the water
works appraisement process, but it
would have been much more eminently
proper for the Commercial club to have
investigated the Jlowell water , works
bill, which was as full of boles as Harry
Deuel' skimmer. It will be remem
bered that when attention was called to
the glaring defects of the bill the Com
mercial club stuffed cotton into its ears.
Judge Grosscup has announced his
determination not to resign from tho
United States circuit bench. What an
awful disappointment this is to the emi
nent Jurists, who had hoped to wear
the Grosscup brogans,' and what cause
of chagrin It is to the corporation mag
nate who had hoped to get rid of
Grosscup froirt the circuit bench be
cause he I not regarded by them as a
"afe" man. r'
Milwaukee pastors are iu favor of
advertising the' church as business men
do their business and Dr. W. D. Cox
of the Methodist Episcopal church pre
dicts that this question will h one
of 'the prominent subjects of discussion
at the Lo Angele general conference
pext May. Manifestly the trend of
Twentieth century evangelization ia to
be conducted on approved business
"Acknowledslas the Corn."
' New York World.
The grumblers who a week ago ware sure
that corn was "contracted by cold" to the
tune of half a billion bushelj or so are
made positively uncomfortable by the con
tlnued sunny weather in the Mldd'.e Witt.
Men have done their best to ryln the
country wltb "undigested necuri'les," but
while nature stlU smiles on us wa shall do
' CvoBhecles Inreallsed.
The psopbecius that new Inventions will
supplant estatflbthed lines of business are
seldom realized. Steam locomotives are
stul running la spite of electricity; gas and
petroleum are still burned In defiance of
the electrlo light, and neither the tele
phone nor the Marconi system has seri
ously Injured the telegraph lines.
Where the Surplus Goes.
John V. Rockefeller's latest three-month
dividend on Standard Oil was nine mil
lions. Should this keep up much lnng r
he will have all the money there Ii and the
rest will be compelled to go without.
Ilovr John Dull Uets Even.
Kansas City Journal.
It Is humiliating to our English cousins
that the only way they can pet any advan
tage of us Is by sending their bankrupt
aristocracy over to capture our heiresses.
They would like to beat us at something
which requires brains.
M ho YVoold Hesitate.
New York Mail and Express.
Secretary Bhaw has consented to take
$20,000,000 worth of the 4 per cent United
States latnds. Secretary - Shaw's differ
ence from the rest of us la evident from
the fact that he had to deliberate quite a
while before he decided to do this.
i Cheap asa Effective.
New York World.
; Since the object of warships Is to carry
guns that will Are shots that will hit the
enemy the recent Improvement In our
itaval marksmanship Is probably equiva
lent to doubling the number of our vessels.
That Is the cheapest form of
oroase we can find.
Traffic In Chinese Coolies.
San Francisco Call.
The traffic maintained by white men In
Chinese coolies ln this city has already
resulted In scandal to the Federal govern
ment and dishonor and death to some of
those who were pals ln the dishonest
trade. Time after time such scandals as
these have affronted the public like the
recurrent symptoms of intermittent fever,
and us long as the palms of federal un
derlings Itch for dishonest money, scandal
and exposure will Inevitably follow.
Irrigation as a Wliard Aaency.
Many people are accustomed to spgak
ot Irrigation as a wizard agency, and to
quote the two blades of grass sentence,
and yet a concrete example of the wlx
ard' power will 1 Burprlse them. In a
report on Egypt Just made by a govern
ment expert It Is shown that a tract of
land no larger than the Irrigable area of
California supports from agriculture
alone J.OUO.OOO people, supports an expen
sive government, and pays the interest
on a national debt that Is half as big as
that of the United States. -
A Lowly Hero.
Los Angeles Times.
Another name for the temple ln w'nlch Is
enshrined the record of the world's heroes
Philip Ortez, a Mexican laborer oil a rail
road,, but every Inch a hero. , According to
advice from Barstow, on the Sunta Fe
railroad, a serious' wreck was averted the
other day by the prompt action of a man
of that name who Jumped ln front of a lo
comotive to remove from the rail a heavy
lifting Jack that had been carelessly left
where it ought not to have been. The ob
struction waa thrown from the rail Just in
time, but the man who performed the deed
was mangled to death under the flying and
cruel wheels It Is gratifying to note that
a monument la uggested for this humble
hero of everyday life. It should be raised
Without delay, and should; remain forever
on the desert to remind the passenger over
land that heroism Is of no particular na
tion, and that under the swarthy skin of a
native of our slBter republio to the south
ward may beat a heart ,bf as true a hero
e ever, set a flag above a parapet or gave
hi life ln forlorn hope. Honor and. glory
forever to Philip Ortes. ' .,
GENERAL GHAKT A.D THE CAft'f BEST.
Forceful Appeal for the ReEatabllh
nient of the Post Exchange.
New York Tribune.
Many officers of the United States army
are anxious to have the army canteen re
estabUshed. They opposed Its abolition when
the question was under discussion, and
they now point to deteriorations In the
service which they tiace to the absence of
the canteen and say, "We told you so.
Among the latest recruits to the force
which still hopes to re-establish the in
etltution Is General Frederick D. Grant,
who, like many of his brother officers,
thinks that the people who were responsible
for Its abolition and who oppose Its re
establishment do not see the canteen in Its
proper light. While the good people who
wished to benefit the soldier by wiping out
the places where he could procure light
drink regard these places as "vile resorts
Into which the poor soldier s money finds
Its way," the friends of the canteen re
gard this feature of the post exchange as
soldier' club, a resort where he may
nna wnoisome relaxation and a foil
against the conscienceless rumseller who
has always been the canteen' greatest
General Grant Is a total abstainer, ' ac
cording to his own statement, but he never
theless regards the abolition of the canteen,
with It light beverages, as a "vital mis
roriune to the service." In his annual
report as commanding officer of the Depart
ment of Texas he says:
In every age the spirit of true soldiery
has engendered true comradeship, and in
no realm of society, ln no walk of life, has
the radical reformer succeeded In changing
the natural disposition of man to the ex
tent of eliminating this sentiment. To say
tha.t the soldier as a man must be unlike his
brother in all the other walks of life be
cause he Is a soldier he must be denied all
privileges of even the most moderate con
viviality among his comrades because he
U soldier he must be subjected to un
usually strenuous conditions and submit
to radical reformatory methods, which can
not be applied to any other class of men
aa a body In any other phase of life is a
pedes of fanaticism, which, It Is respect
fully suggested, lawmakers can well- afford
to ignore, if not to condemn. While pas
sion may be held In bound, nature cannot
be wholly reversed or changed by stringent
laws and rules, and the sooner rulrs are
made looking to moderation. Instead of ab
stlnence, the better will be the morale and
the higher the standard of Individual de
portintnt In tTieT"nlted States army.1
The earnest plea for the re-establishment
of the canteen Is only an echo of utterances
by hundreds of officers, many of whom
have shown "by carefully prepared tables
that lower moral conditions, increased 111
nees and a higher percentage of desertions
have followed the closing- of the canteen.
To these officers the facts which the report
contain are well known, but to the people
who fancied that a great blessing had come
to th soldier of the United States army
When the order -closing the canteen depart
ments of the post exchanges was issued
these words of a close and Impartial ob
server will probably place the subject in a
"To close the doors of the soldier' garri
son club and send him out Into the haunts
ot Iniquity snd vice, run by moral vulture,
who, degraded themselves, set up no stand
ard of morality, but, breaking down all
barriers of restraint. Invite and Induce sol
diers to Join In all sorts of depravity and
Infamy, is a wrong to the soldier a well as
a wrong to the community In which the
soldier 1 located."
IIOIXD ABOtT HEW YORK.
Ripples on the Cnrreat of Life la
Many curious advertisements appeAr In
the personal columns of New York City
newspapers. Some of them are lieht and
flippant and some reveal the skeletons of
evil lines. Sunday a week ago there wns
one "personal" that plainly Indicated a
desolate home and a heart-broken mother
and father. It wns simply addressed to
"Nellie" and Figned by her father no name,
no address, only these touching lines:
For mnny years we've watched for your
For many years we've prayed to see your
For many years with longing and heart
yearnln We've hoped you'd come back home and
take your place.
For many years your mother has been
I've tried to cheer her up and dry her
Won't you plense come back? We love you,
and you only.
Oh. we've waited now "for many years."
The birth rate figures of New York fty,
calculated by .erlods of time by Dr. Louis
Haupt of tho Board cf Education, have
been made public. The figures for the first
quarter of this year give a general rate for
the entire city of eleven babies born every
This Is apparently an enormous Increase
over the birth rate for th corresponding
quarter of last year, but la not really a
more than normal Increase, and Is ac
counted for by the natural Increase ln the
adult population, The figures are more
comprehensive than ever before, and thnt
makes the apparent difference.
Nevertheless, a birth rate of eleven chil
dren an hour is very great, 'and shows the
rapid progress of the city toward being the
greatest In the world. Dr. Haupt con
jectures that the birth rat tn the more
thickly populated districts of the east side
is fifteen an hour, and In the most con
gested districts at least twenty an hour.
He admitted that he thought a conjec
tural rate of one baby a month In the
ltra-fashlonable districts. Including Murray
Hill, would be a fair estimate, but he said
that lie would not want to be responsible
for that estimate.
On the west side, above Fourteenth street,
the birth rate Dr. Haupt believes to be
from eight to fifteen an hour.
The sections of the city built up with
what are known as apartment houses have
a birth rate of approximately five children
Residing In the home of a prominent and
exclusive Brooklyn family 1 an 8-year-old
mulatto trlrl, who up to a few days ago
believed she was of white blood. In the
home where she was reared as a loved
adopted child it was not known that she
was of negro blood until she grew old
enough to take on the unmistakable physi
cal traits of the African race. It was a
startling discovery to the childless couple
that had taken her for their own daughter
to bear their name.
From a home of refinement, where all
had been happiness and ease, she was sent
back to the cold, forbidding charities build
ing where, nearly eight years before, she
had been a waif. For seven days, in which
the girl cried herself thin and wan, she
waited for some one to take her and give
her another home.
Then her foster parents- called to claim
her and take her back into their home. De
spite the bar, they loved her and n.lssed
her so much that they could not endure her
loss. They took her with them and told
her that everything would be aa before. She
will be heir to a large fortune.
Tentative plans for a moving sidewalk
across the . Williamsburg bridge and ex
tending through a ubway to the Battery
were approved by a committee of the rapid
transit commission. The olty la to bo se
cured by an 'indemnity bond for the full
amount of the contract, which Is expected
to amount to about $8,000,000. The property
is to revert to the city after a term of
years, and fare on the moving sidewalk
will not exceed 2V4 cents.
It is estimated that the speed of the side
walk on It fastest platform, where seats
will be provided, will be ten miles an hour,
moving continuously, making the trip from
Bowling Green to Williamsburg In about
fifteen minutes, without change, as com
pared to the hour the Journey now takes.
It is estimated that It will be possible to
transport about 70,000 seated passengers an
hour. There are to be station every two
The Bowery' sporting men couldn't talk
of anything yesterday but the luck- of
Barney, the Milkman, when he broke
poolroom not far from Fourteenth street,
relates the Sun.
Barney Went Into the poolroom and, after
Studying the card on a St. Louis race ln
which Crime waa entered,-shouted:
"I blay Grime.' Efferybody blay Grime,
Grime alvays vins ven a man gambles."
He bet $10 each way on the horse, which
the poolroom quoted at 25 to 1 to win, 8 to
1 for place and 4 to 1 for third. Crime won,
Barney did a war dance when he cashed ln
When the odds were posted on the ssv
enth race at Gravesend, Barney plckel
Eagle at 10 to 8 and even, playing $20 each
way on him. The crowd followed him this
time. Mordella came ln first and Eagle
second, but Mordella was disqualified.
Barney almost went into hysterics as he
pocketed $230 more winning. His next pick
waa the horse Frank Collins In one of the
St. Louts races. The price was 12 to 1 to
win, 4 to 1 for place and 2 to 1 for third
When the crowd aw Barney play $20
each way on Frank Collins they almost fell
over each other to get their money down
Frank Collins won with ease and Barney
made $W0 mora
His last play was $u0 straight on Orfeo at
Chicago at to 5. Barney had ao many fol
lower by this time that when Orfeo won
it was announced that the bank roll wa
gone and the crowd had to wait while the
management sent cut for more money.
The poolroom folks said they had lost
$6,0u0 on the day. Barney' won $1,100.
With tears rolling down his cheeks,
Thomas Gowan appeared aa a prisoner tn
thr Harlem court Wednesday morning and
told the magistrate that he had stolen some
doorknobs In. order to get food fur hi wit
and children." The complainant was Bella
Conway. Gowan said that be was a driver,
formerly employed by coal dealers, but,
with the other drivers, .employed by the
firm, struck on Labor day.
"I can't get any work now," he told the
court, "and the union has ordered me to
stay out. When I went home last night I
found my children crying for fcod and m
wife so weak that she could hardly walk.
In order to save them from starving,
stole the doorknob, hoping to sell them.'
Rewards of Pahlie Life.
Speaking of the pecuniary rewards ot
publla life, they are lulling of a United
State eenator who had an Income from his
law practice of $2S,0iQ a year and a for
tune of $100,000 when he entered public life,
but toduy, after a quarter of a century of
public service of the most eminent and
useful sort, he baa no law practice at an,
hi fortune has disappeared, his salary la
Insufficient to keep him and tils family I
modest comfort, and he I driven to writ
ing magaslne articles during the reoeta of
congress. What an awful fatel
TALK. OF THE STATE TRESS.
Fslrfield News-Hernld: Ha Ing known
Judge Berne's fir over twenty-two years
and having lived neighbor to him In the
city of Ponca, Neb., several years, we feel
Justified ln saying that the republican party
of this state .never put up a better candi
date for justice of the supreme court.
Monroe Republican: Now that Bryan has
prepared for the final flop Into the ranks of
the reorganixers by endorsing tho gold can
didate for United States senator, the fti-
slonists are wondering where they are at.
One element Is In favor of following the lead
of the Denver conference, another will fol
low Bryan and the remainder will form a
new party. This is one of the results of
confusion for office only.
Hasting Tribune: Kearney has captured
the state normal. No matter how she ac
complished It, she has won out and she
will have the school regardless of all that
Is being said and put In public print. The
Triune Is anything but a "quitter," but It
nows enough to let go of a red-hot poker.
and therefore suggests that the state lose
no time in opening the new normal at
Chadron Journal: The Journal is glad to
welcome, back into the ranks of the repub
lican party this fall quite a number who
left a few years ago when populism was
sweeping the country and gathering up the
otes of many honest men. In leaving ths
grand old party they were actuated by good
Impulses, but the "way that seemeth right"
Is not always right and these good men
having satisfied themselves that they were
wrong lit leaving and heartily repenting
of their misdoing we extend the right hand
of fellowship to each of this class and say
most heartily, welcome, thrice welcome.
Geneva Signal: A citisen of this county
after returning from a trip to the coast and
through the northwest commenting upon
the political situation said that throughout
his trip it was necessary even after reading
the papers to inquire the political affilia
tions of the paper. It seems thnt the demo
cratic papers vie with the republicans ln
commendation of Roosevelt and his admin
istration, all agreeing as to the wisdom of
his re-election. In fact, the enthuslttsni
for Roosevelt In convention and at the poll
neat year will be furnished from the sturdy
Impetuous west, and that enthusiasm
should and will be forecasted In the big
republican majorities in counties and
states this fall. Nebraska and Fillmore
county will take no back seats.
Falrbury Garette: The general political
campaign In this state Is one of the most
emarkable ones ever conducted. There Is
absolutely no Interest whatever anywhere,
save in the eastern part of the first ju
dicial district, where there is a factional
fight on hand. The state and county cam
paigns are unusually quiet all over the
state. Such a state of affair has been un
known for years. It It possible that the
enemy ha decided to "lay down" without
a struggle of any kind? It looks that way.
Locally there Is nothing doing In this
county. The people are too busy and too
prosperous to pay any attention to politics
The facta of the case are that politics have
been a detriment to many good men and
they have wisely decided to let the game
alone let the candidates do their own fight
ing, as they are the one who receive the
benefit derived therefrom.
Pierce Call: Four years ago Holcomb
wa elected supreme judge on the fusion
ticket by 18,108 majority. Last fall Secre
tary Marsh, republican, carried the state
by 13,048, Treasurer Mortensen by 15,108 and
State Superintendent Fowler by 16,272. Four
year ago the fusionists captured eight of
the fifteen Judges of the state, in many In
stances their majorities i;olng over the
thousand mark. At the election last year
the republican ticket, based on the secre
tary of state, received a majority ln every
judicial district of trie -rtato, except one,
the Sixth, and there the fj:on majority
was cut down to 26$. In our own ustlclal
district, the Ninth, comprising Antelope,
Knox, Mhdlson, Fierce and Wayne counties,
the fjslon majority f:ur years ego wa
1,344. Last fall Marsh, the republican can
didate for i.ecretary of state, ct rrled the
district by 1,002 majority, a change of 2,841
vote in favor of the republicans. These
figures tell eloquently what the fusion
forces are up against this year.
GOLD AMJ SILVER OlTPl'T.
Government's Return on Production
of Preclons Metals.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
From the returns which have been re
ceived at the office of the director of the
mint, he figures that the United States
output of gold and silver In the calendar
year 1902 was a little tn excess of $109,-
000,000 In the aggregate. Of this um
$29,000,COO represented silver and $80,000,000
stood for gold. The aggregate differed
only slightly from 1901, but there wa an
Increase of gold ln 1902 and a decrease ln
sliver. Colorado still stands at the front
among American communities ln output of
each metal, with a yield of $28,000,000 in
gold and $8,000,000 ln silver. California 1
second In gold, with a product a little
less than $17.0(0.000. and Montana is second
In silver, $7,000,000.
An Interesting feature of the govern
ment's tabulation Is the Increase tn gold
which is shown for Alaska. The output of
the yellow metal ln that province ln 1902
wa $8,000,000, a gain of $2,000,000 over 1901.
It should be remembered that the Alaska
here referred to Is the United States terrl
tory of that name. In some- estimates of
the yield of Alaska the British settlements
In the neighborhood of the American line
are loosely counted tn. In the estimate of
the director of the mint It is evident that
It is the United States territory which Is
meant. The Klondike region la close to
the United States line, but as that belongs
to Canada, It has no business to be counted
In with the American territory when figur
ing the gold yield or anything else.
There has been but little change ln the
United States' aggregate gold output ln the
past few years, the gains which have been
made ln Alaska being partially offset by
losses In the rest of the country. ' The
probability Is that there will be a falling
off in the gold product of the continental
portion of the country this year. Its most
productive field, the Cripple creea district
of Colorado, has been tied up with strikes
for several weeks, and even before the
strikes began there was a slight falling off
ln the yield there as compared with 19U1.
Colorado's lead over California will not be
so great In 180$ as It was In 19u2. It la pro
able. Alaska, however, promises to keep
the aggregate gold output close to the high
est mark ever touched.
From King Samson IX
"Know ye my Universal decree."
Tha Dcatur i from thl day ths official hoelt to Hi Majeaty and
all bi male ubjects, both lo their daily walk of life and whlla ln
attendance al tha Great Court Ball, October 8tb of tho present year.
Shoe for the wearer to Wear aad that make the dresser dressed.
We trust doctors.
They trust Ayer's
J O tinrra.,
There Is a merchant In Nevada, Mo., of
the name of Gosh, and it is said you can
swear by him.
The musically gifted firemen of New Tork
found , a blazing piano ln the street and
promptly played upon It.
"Young Mr. McClellan," Tammany'
favorite for mayor, can talk politics In four
languages. This Is very convenient for one
who is expected to be all things to all mm.
.John Crump, a mulatto who served with
distinction under Farragut, and was se
verely wounded during the battle In Mobile
Bay, has been obliged, at the sgs of 101
years, to seek a home ln the Denver poor
Alfred Gilbert, the English sculptor, ha
undertaken an art school of unusual magni
tude at Bruges. He ha hired an enormous
disused factory, which yields, beside grant
studios, living accommodations for about
300 pupils. He proposes to do all his work
In, the presence of his classes.
Knowing hi own falling, a dentist In
Quenemo, Kan., publishes the following
card ln his local paper: "I kindly ask all
my patrons and friends to not bring any
intoxicant to my office. While I know many
wish a stimulant when having teeth, ex
tracted, I wish they would take It before
coming to my office. It is a temptation that
I would like to resist, and kindly warn all
to refrain from bringing it to or about my
office. E. F. Medearls."
H. H. Vreeland. the New York traction
magnate, was out for a spin in hi auto
mobile recently and found hi way blocked
by a wagon and pair of skinny horses.
Thinking to have some fun, with the team
ster, he said: "What ar these animal you
are driving?" The man replied: "Them la
what's called horses. Sometime they are
used to take automobile driver to the hos
pital, sec?" Mr. Vreeland saw and Indulged
ln no more sarcasm.
USES TO A LAUGH.
Nell The Idea of your being engaged to
him! What do you want to be married
nptlnI don't: but I want to show that I
can be If I want to.Phlladelphla Ledger.
"Have you ever had palpitation of the
heart ?" asked the insurance examiner.
"Well," replied the young man, blush
ing vividly, "I'm engaged to be married."
"So the physicians thought you had ap
pend tlB? . .
"Yts," answered Mrs. Cumrox. "and I
was ever so relieved to learn that they were
mistaken. Appendicitis is going completely
out of style, you know." Washington Star.
Struggling AuthorDo you think I ought
to have my portralt as a frontispiece to the
Pcbllshtr We can put It there If you
wish. It will cost you something extra.
etrugxllng Aether Well. I'm willing, If
you Insist. Here'.' my photograph. Chicago
Jokey Here's a conundrum for you.
What's the difference between a man and
Houpeck-r None, unless the man Is so un
wise as to have an opinion of hie own.
Detroit Free Press.
"Good evening!" he managed to stam
mer. He had proposed to her by mail and
had come for ner answer.
"I have read your letter," She said. It
Is a poem a regular poem."
"Alas'." ho gruand and fled In despair,
realizing the Uread Import of her words,
for she was an editor' daughter. Philadel
"Didn't you once tell me that time was
money?" asked Senator Borgum, a little
'rial'iliy," answered the erlou ad-
"Well, where Is the necessity of my
pending my time arguing for votes If I am
willing to put up the equivalent? Wash
ington Star. , ,
Now know I what is love!
It Is a nude nonetity that knocks
Against the bosom once and only once.
Then sneaks away forever, pausing only
To bid a last farewell to the fond heart
That felt it for a jiffy ere it weut.
When love comes first, the oul bloom
like a meadow.
With primrose, daffodil and dogfennel.
Also with buttercups and toadstools tall.
HIS FIHST DAY IM BCHOOL.
W. D. Nesblt ln Chicago Tribune,
She lost her little boy today;
Her eyes were moist and sweet
And tender, when he went away
To hurry down the street.
She stooa there for the longest while
And watched and watched him; then
She said and tried to force a smile
"He'll not come back again.
Inside the house, her tear would, r.ome.
bhe rank into a chair
And sobbed above the battered drum
And trumpet lying there.
The sunshine stole into th place
It onlv made her sad
With thinking of the pretty grace
His baby tresses had.
She minded all his little ways; ,
She went to see his crib
Up In the sttlc; then to gase
At plutter, spoon and bib.
And all the trinkets he had thought
Bo fair to look upon
Each one of them this murmur brought:
"My little boy lias gone.",
She wandered through the house all Amy',
To come on thlnss hs'd loft;
And O. he missed his romping play
And felt herself bereftl
When he came home, with shlnltif ayes,
To tell of school's delight.
She kissed and held him motherwisa
With something of affright
This to the pain- In mothers' hearts
When school days have begun;
Each knows the little boy depart
And bsbv days are done;
Each mother fain would close her ear
And hu-h the calling bell .
For. somehow. In Its tone she hear '
The sounding of a knell.
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