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Up to date the campaign of 1008 La a
mighty tame affair. -
The price of silver' la going up. But
,what about tho-price of bogat .y.
If resolutions would settle the labdr
troubles the Civic Federation would
soon establish an Industrial Elysium on
earth. V ' , '
The acquittal of "Tillman la a fine
parallel to southern lynch law, The
culprit escapes while the Innocent are
burned at the stake. .'
' Mark Twain Is out against the Tam
many ticket in New York. Mark
Twain's difficulty, however, Is to get the
people to take him seriously.
Two out of three of the' voters regis
tering in this city answer the Question
as to party affiliation, "Republican."
And, what's more, they mean it
The very' light registration Indicates
either Indifference' the part of the
rank and file of voters or a lack of time
consoquent on business pressure, or
One of the gubernatorial candidates la
Illinois proposes to. get into the race
without a formal announcement lie la
bound to attract attention to himself
Alaska has already chosen its dole-
gates to the republican national nom
inating convention of 1901. It has to be
a mighty cold day when Alaska does
not come in early.
The Standard Oil's newest competitor
Is in Gallcla, where a big oil syndicate
is forming. As yet no serious appre
hensions are felt for the stability of the
University of Chicago.
Only twelve lawyers were engaged in
the trial of Tillman for the murder of
Editor Gonzales. Had there only been
thirteen the Jury might have reached a
verdict on the first ballot.
; The only real danger to republican
'success, state and local, this year is
overconfidence. Get out and register
and make sure you will not lose your
vote by your own neglect
e - -1 "
Taken down the whole ticket in .Doug
las county, there is no good reason, un
less ft be personal, why republicans
should prefer democratic candidates to
their republican opponents.
According to Indianapolis dispatches
Senator Fairbanks is said, by his friends
to be willing to accept, the vice presi
dential nomination. In that case the
stalwart Indiana senator will become
Nebraska's second choice for the place.
Not many years ago Chancellor An
drews was regarded as decidedly un
sound on' the money question, but that
did not prevent blm from being a. chief
orator at the Nebraska bankers' conven
tloa The whirligig of time brings its
Did you notice how the junior evening
yellow comes to tho front for the school
board slate fixed up by the fearse-
B urges s combine The wily school su
perlntendent knew what he was doing
when he put the sister of the publisher
on the High school pay roll at a salary
twice what she was earning la Kansas
There is no valid excuse for delaying
the ordinance granting the rlght-of-ws
to the Great Western over streets and
'alleys that cioss their- nroDectlve
terminals, if the council will reqnlre the
railroad company to1 guarantee payment
of whatever damages may be adjudged
s gainst the city by reason of the vaca
Uon of the stxevts and alleys.
CALL. TUH OOVtttMtUXT ACTIOX. I
The association for promoting Ameri
can trade with Aula will urge some ac
tion ly our government In regard to the
attitude of 'Russia respecting Man
churia. The report of the STetnrj of
the association sets forth what Is very
generally felt to be the situation
namely, that . permanent occupation of
Manchuria by Russia means the even
tual exclusion of American trade from
that portion of the Chinese empire, in
spite Of the fact that we have treaty
rights there. The report takes the" view
that the course of Russia IS the begin
ning of the partition of China among the
European powers and if something is not
done to arrest it this country will in
time have no Chinese trade.
It is not only Manchuria, declares the
report, that must be kept open to Amer
ican products, but the greater market
also comprised in the provinces south
of the great wall. While at present oif
trade is largely with the region
dominated by Russia, we desire to culti
vate, all of China 'that isaccessible to
commerce and in order that we may do
this the preservation of the territorial
Integrity of China is manifestly essen
tial. To this our government Is already
fully committed and it is to be expected
that it will continue to exert its influence
in the direction it has been doing for
several years. But if this should not
prove effective, what then?
Eo far a) Manchuria is concerned. It
seems to be practically determined that
we must depend upon the favor of Rus
sia for' the continuance of our trade
thera and if that power should at some
future time decide to shut us out then
will rise the serious question as to the
action to be taken. Itls hardly possible
that the United States would permit its
treaty rights to be disregarded and the
trado of its, people ruthlessly cut off
without making any effort to maintain
its rights and hold the trade. At pres
ent there seems to be no sufficient rea
son for action of any kind. Grant that
the coarse of Russia appears to involve
danger to American interests, still our
government would not be justified In do
ing, anything so long .88 our rights and
interests are not actually invaded or in
jured.- Undoubtedly the secretary of the
American Asiatic association is quite
right Tji laying that in view of Russia's
broken promises any assurance made
)f that, powr in regard to the freedom
of American trade in Manchuria are en
titled to little conpdence, yet our gov
ernment must treat them as given in
good filth and could not with propriety
express any doubt or distrust respect
- That the Washington government is
not indifferent to the Chinese situation
can be confidently assumed. No doubt It
Is .'.receiving most careful attention at
the Department of State, with a full
understanding and appreciation of its
great importance. But manifestly there
Is nothing to be done by our government
now, since no American right or interest
nas yet been interfered with.
TBM ACQUITTAL, OF TILLMAN. '
That Justice was' outraged in the ac
quittal of Tillman we think all men of
enlightened and unprejudiced judgment
will agree. There was never a clearer
case of premeditated and cold-blooded
murder than was the killing of Gonzales
No one who read the evidence could
think-otherwise. Several witnesses tes
tified to declarations by Tillman of bis
intention to kill the editor and he went
constantly armed with this in view.
One of the witnesses, who had told Till
man that he would have to challenge
Gonzales, testified that the former re
plied, at the same time exhibiting his
pistol, "Don't worry, boys, for I'll snap
out his life with this." The lawyers
who defended Tillman made the ex
traordinary plea that the' fact of bis
arming himself should have been suf
ficient notification to Gonzales to arm
himself in turn, and that consequently
Tillman was Justified in believing that
Gonzales had done what a southern gen
tleman sfiould do under like circum
stances and was armejl at the time
Tillman attacked him; that ihe fact of
Gonzales being unarmed and defenseless
when shot down was his own fault and
not at all to the discredit of Tillman.
The acquittal of Tillman is a reproach
to the state oa South Carolina. As to
the acquittal, while he goes unpunished
for his cowardly crime, In the judgment
of all who are capable of forming a Just
opinion and who have a proper sense
of Justice the killing of Gonzales was
deliberate murder, for which the as
sassin should have suffered the severest
THt RKBAT OH COAL.
The Boston Associated Board tt ivsd
has adopted a resolution recommend
ing that the suspension of the duty on
coal, ordered by congress last January
and to remain in force one year, be
made permanent It' is safe to say that
all consumers of coal will approve this
suggestion, n having been very conclu
sively shown that the suspension of the
duty has Injured no Interest or Industry.
When the .matter was proposed in con
gress there was something of a protest
against suspending the duty from the
Pacific coast, but no complaint has been
heard from that quarter that the coal
Industry was hurt by thesctlon of con
gress. There Is no sound reason against mak
ing the suspension of the duty perma
nent while there are very strong ones
in favor "of it In the first place a duty
on coal is wholly unnecessary. That
product does net need protection and the
government docs not require the small
reveuuo It received from the 67, cents
a too. The people, however, as tho
Springfield Republican observes, do need
all the' protection available against the
coal combinations and the most avail
able meesure of protection is the perma
nent removal of the customs tax on for
eign coal. The act suspending the coal
duty will expire by limitation on Jan
uary 14, 1304. JL simple measure re
pealing the duty 1 ail that will be
necessary and It Is safe to say that such
a measure would meet with no opposi
tion whatever In congress. At any rate
It would certainly have the unanimous
endorsement of the consumers of coat
Give omaba tut BtstriT or DOVDT.
In attempting to put into force for the
coming municipal assessment the pro
visions of the new revenue law before
they have been applied generally
throughout the state. Tax Commissioner
Fleming is encountering many difficul
ties. These difficulties are, doubtless, in
herent In the law and not to be avoided
under conditions that afford no prece
dents to follow and make It necessary
to experiment more or less.
The tax commissioner should; and
doubtless does, appreciate the fact that
lu striking out in advance of any action
by the state board or by the various
eounty assessors to be chosen at the
coming election, the danger la that
Omaha will load itself with a burden of
state taxation disproportionate to the
share It rightfully ought to. carry. It is
understood that on a number of mooted
legal questions the attorney general has
declined to pass advance opinions, re
ferring the tax commissioner to the law
officer of the municipal corporation, and
this official, while expressing his own
views, declares that the construction of
the law rests ultimately with the tax
It seems to us that the only safe rule
for Tax Commissioner Fleming to follow
wherever a reasonable doubt occurs as
to the actual expressed intent of the
lawmakers, is to give Omaha the benefit
of the doubt. We have been making
marked progress toward more equitable
assessments and taxation during the
past few years and we must not go
backward or even stand still In our
movement for tax reform, but at the
same time we cannot afford to move
so fast as to handicap the trade and
Industry of Omaha by discriminating
While the assessment of property for
municipal purposes is no part of the as
sessment for state taxation, it will
nevertheless set the standard for the
valuation to be made later by the new
county assessor, and what is done now
by tho tax commlsslon.er will to all in
tents and purposes be binding for the
future. Omaha is, therefore, entitled to
the benefit of the doubt wherever am
biguity exists and will uphold Mr.
Fleming in pursuing such a course.
President Roosevelt rightfully sizes
up the relative position of out wars
when he says that the civil war was
the greatest In our history and the
greatest of modern times since the close
of the Napbleonlc struggles. This is no
disparagement of the soldiers who were
developed by our little brush with
Spain, among whom President Roosevelt
is himself to be counted, But It la a
good thing to remind the present genera
tion occasionally of what has gone be
fore In order that the perspective may
not become distorted.
Our amiable popocratic contemporary
persists In overlooking the fact that
Rosewater is supporting Judges Day,
Baxter and Estelle as well as the other
four republican nominees, all of whom
take their nominations from the same
republican Judicial convention. IIow
does the fact that the democrats en
dorsed three of the republican nominees
distinguish them from their associates
en the ticket? If the democrats can
swallow part of the republican ticket
why shouldn't they fall In line for all
The property owners who anticipate
damages on account of the concessions
asked for by the Chicago Great Western
railroad will not lose their right of re
covery by the passage of the ordinance
now pending before the council and
have nothing to gain by delay in its
passage. On the contrary, if the clos
ing of streets and alleys and their ap
propriation for railway terminals
causes any damage it will be more
visible to the appraisers after than be
fore the change Is effected.
The school teachers of Peoria have
presented a remonstrance to the State
Board of Equalization In which they
call attention to the fact that a number
of corporations in Peoria have escaped
taxation on tbelr capital stock while
the home owners and wage workers are
compelled to pay their full share of
taxes. If Omaha school teachers shonld
dare to do such a thing, what would be
come of them? They would be put on
the retired list and Shirleylzed.
B sports from London have It that the
United States has got the better of the
Alaskan boundary dispute and that the
British are not likely to take the verdict
graciously. If it bad gone the other way
John Bull would have expected Uncle
Sam to look pleasant, so he may as well
put on a forced smile himself, if he
Sle-aa el Life la Silver.
The price of silver la going up. It may
yet be worth Ha weight In wheat.
The congressional directory proves that
it is not aeairaoie to aK a man to write
his own biography, lie is almost sure
leave out the most Interesting tilings.
Haklag- tha Task Easy
If tha trust magnates) fall Into serious
misunderstanding the attorney general
may have little to do except to wait for
them to demolish one another, like the
CItIo Datlea Kelated
Men who habitually neglect the moat Im
portant duty of clUsens in abatainlng from
tha ezerclse of the auffrage are generally
the most blatant In their complaints con
oernlng the evil of government. They
ought to vote or elae keep silent In regard
to abuaea for which their absenteeism from
the polls makes them so largely rerponalble.
But perhaps the votes of such people when
raat would not contribute much to the
c a una of good government.
Still at the Startla Tost.
Saturday Evening Post.
A railroad president has Issued an order
that hereafter no more clerks over SB years
of age are to be employed; and straight
way a great cry has been raised that this
Is an attempt to aay that a man begins to
deteriorate at 13. Not at all. The railroad
man's point Is that If by the age of S3 a
man has not been able to demonstrate busi
ness capacity beyond the requirements for
small clerkship he U not likely to be a
pushing, progressive, ambitious addition to
the staff in charge of an energetla enter
prise. And Isn't there truth in this?, The
period at which reward will come to Intel
ligent and persistent effort and the meas
ure of that reward are very often matters
of chance. But rarely Indeed In thle day
of enormous demand for c killed labor of all
degrees does a man who works And himself
desperately clutching at the lowest rung
of the ladder at 36. If he Is there he Ought
to have a serious talk with himself, with
the door locked against vanity aad self-
Chief Caaaea of Caarer.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Dr. Alfred Wolff, as the result 6f a wide
and careful study of the statistics of cancer
In Europe and America, reaches several
1. He finds that cancer is most com
mon In thickly wooded suid well watered
2. He discovers that all the districts of
high cancer mortality are those In which
hear or cider Is largely drunk.
Bavaria, for Instance, shows the highest
cancer death rate In Germany, and Sals
burg In Austria., Both are great beer
In France there la the most marked
contrast between the high cancer mor
tality In the beer-drlnklng departments and
the low cancer death rate elsewhere.
Dr. Wolff 'also finds that the Increased
consumption of beer In England of late
years has been accompanied by a rising
I. Dr. Wolffs researches indicate that
cancer In contagious, and that race and
heredity have much less to do with the
disease than environment and habits.
Finally, he concludes that the Intem
perate use of acohol, and especially of bear,
la probably the chief cause of canoer.
Jadgre Grosscnp Pete a Flagre oa
Grose Corporate Ahnses. .
The speech of Judge Grosscup at the
Marquette club banquet in Chicago Is
significant both In Its utterances and cir
cumstances. Buch weighty words from a
judge who has recently been courted by
the corporations are Important But the
state Of mind, which leads a politico
commercial organisation like the Marquette
club to assign so plain-spoken a toast to
'"Incorporated Dishonesty" Is even more
expreaslve of the way people are thinking.
Judge Orosscup's characterisation of the
latest phase of corporate legislation,
namely, thgt it is the business of legisla
tures to furnish any kind of broad-gauge
charter that promoters w'.ll pay fees for.
Is uncompromising and unquestionable. It
In "In essence and effect to Incorporate
dishonesty." . It Is "nothing less than pub
lio policy favoring high prices and op
pression; for when there Is the necessity
to declare dividends on the creations of
the Imagination a means will be found."
The Judge puts his linger on the widest
public Injury and that which Is the real
Impeachment of all the prevalent corporate
abuses. It tends to decrease the active
ownership by the eieople of the great mass
of property, and to produce the actual
revolution of leaving the majority of the
people without a fixed Interest In property
and the maintenance of order.
For. a remedy Judge Qrosscup proposes
a reconstruction of oonporate legislation by
the national government. But In the ab
sence of any guaranty that national leg
islation will be any truer to the public
need than state legislation the first remedy
la the creation of an outspoken. Intelligent
and clear publio opinion. When that Is so
universal that every betrayal of the pub
lio Interest by legislation In the lntere'st
of the corporations Is at onos rebuked
It will not make much difference whether
the enactments are by the federal or state
Contrasts la Reviewing? Aethorlty of
Army aad Navy.
New Tork Bun. '
The remarkable order of Rear Admiral
Evans, rebuking the mombers of a naval
court-martial for their lenity in dealing
with an oflloer accused of insulting a
gentleman and of lying, has been followed
by another order. This one la from Major
General Adna K. Chaffee, commanding the
Department of the Enat, and it rebukes
an army court-martial for too great se
verity In the case of an enlisted man who
was sentenced to dishonorable discharge,
forfeiture of pay and allowances and Im
prisonment for nine months for absence
from his post without leave. General
Chaffee's order Is couched In much milder
language than that of Admiral Evans. It
la directed against the general tendency
of the army court-martial to sentence sol
diers to dishonorable discharge rather than
against the particular court whose action
suggested It The culprit In this case had
served In the army two years. Ilia record
was good, he having been tried but once,
and for a slight offense, within the year
preceding his discharge. General Chaffee
"The tendency of courts-martial to sen
tence soldiers to dishonorable discharge
when other disciplinary measures would
answer does not meet with the approval
of the department commander. Ordinarily
dishonorable discharge should be Included
In the sentence of a general court-martial
In thoae cases when a grave military of
fense has been committed or when the con
duct of the accused points conclusively to
morbid vlclousness or confirmed criminality,
or where, by reason of evidence of fre
quent previous convictions by courts-martial,
it appears the accused has lost his self
respect, and with It his usefulneas as a sol
dier. None of these conditions exist In the
present case, and In the opinion of the re
viewing authority a sufficient punishment
for the offense committed would be con
finement at hard labor for two months and
forfeiture of S10 of his pay per month, for
two months; therefore, the dishonorable
discharge Is remitted, the confinement re
duced to two months ahd the forfeiture re
duced to $10 of his pay per month for two
Rear Admiral Evans complaint con
cerned a precisely opposite tendency,
flagrantly Illustrated In the case thst
came before him for review, on the part
of naval tourts to fall to provide adequate
punishment for an officer who misconducted
himself. In each case, as the public knows
the facts, the opinions of the reviewing of
ficer are justified completely. Oeneral
Chaffee Is the last man who will be accused
of "coddllna" his subordinates, whether
they have commissions or serve In the
ranks, and Admiral Evans would not dis
grace a fellow officer If the facta did not
demand It In fact, while army tribunals
may be unnecessarily severe, there Is a
widespread notion that class feeling some
times protects naval officers on trial before
their fellows and saves them from severe
punishment that they deserve.
OTHER LANDS THAN OCR.
Premier Combes of France Is In for
another fight If It be true that he Is
really behind the bill Introduced Into the
Chamber of Deputies for the abolition of
the . regimental bands of the army. The
argument Is that the bands coat so much
money, and when one considers that there
are 100 bands In time of peace, averaging
sixty musicians each, It la seen that the
expense cannot be despised. M. MesMmy,
the radical deputy who reports the bill,
estimates that It amounts to S.000.000 francs
a year, or lOOO.OOO. This does not win the
approval of the people, at least those of
the garrison towns, which are rapidly
piling In protests through their mayors.
Salnt-Saena, Massenet and other musicians
also plead for the bands. Balnt-Saens says
that "In peace their -moral Influence, not
only upon the soldiers, but on the women
and children of the country, Is enormous."
Band' concerts are certainly popular, but
It may be a question whether the whole
country should pay for them In order to
please the women and children of Mar
seilles, Lyons and Versailles. One mayor
also pleads for the band because of the
children and nurses.
The Russlanlzatlon of Finland goes on
steadily and remorselessly. One of the
latest developments In the process Is an
Imperial order which reached the gover
nor general a few days ago, bidding hint
consider the situation arid determine be
tween now and next June, whether there
Is any particular reason for summoning
the Ordinary Diet of the country in 1901
General Bobrlkoff, without doubt, will be
able to make up his mind on this point
without much difficulty, and will within
the allotted-perlod. For fear he should mis
understand the motive of the order, he
Is Instructed to guide himself by the prin
ciple that it would be Inexpedient to call
any meeting of the Diet eo long as there
are any remaining signs of excitement
In the publio mind. In other words, when
the Flnlandera no longer have any objec
tions to utter against Russian rule they
may be permitted to meet and enjoy an
exchange of opinion. Meanwhile, those
Finns who rebelled against military ser
vice last year, but Joined the colors this
year, have received a free pardon. Sub
mission Is all that Is needed.
The Hungarian crisis which threatens
the Integrity of the Austrian empire has
risen solely from the demands of the
Hungarians than the Hungarian language
should he used In giving commands to
Hungarian troops. ' The Austrlans assert
that the Hungarian language of command
would destroy the unity of the Aus-tro-Hungarlan
army. The Hungarian re
joinder Is that German should be used In
communication between regimental com
manders and their superior officers, but
that from the oolonel downward the Hun
garian should be used. This Is the custom
now in regiments with a majority of Mag
yars In them, as It Is the custom to use
Polish in the Polish regiments and Croa
tian In the Croat regiments. The point
is made by the Hungarians that an officer
cannot cheer on his men In a language
they cannot pnderstand, but he must be
able to use the language of his men, be It
German, Hungarian, Czech, Croat, Ruth
enlon, Slovak, Roumanian or Italian. Of
such diverse elements Is the Austrian army
The remarkable series of articles on the
foreign poljcy of France by M. Etlenne
has written for the Paris Figaro have at
tracted considerable . attention, as he Is
generally regarded ss a possible future
minister of foreign affairs. He evidently
regards a permanent conciliation, without
restitution, between France and Germany
as Impossible. In dealing with this ques
tion he points oat that when M. Jaures, as
representative of the socialist party, was
credited with the Idea of advocating a
Franco-German understanding he provoked
loud protests, although the idea had been
previously ventilated and even lauded In
the name of patriotism. But, -says M.
Etlenne, these were all dreams In which
reality played no part. The course of true
patriotism Is atralghter and simpler. It
only has to remember In order to realise
that France, whose rights and most sacred
Interests have been infringed, can never
renounce the hope of future redress. The
only question which has to be solved Is to
decide In what manner and In what atti
tude she must face the future. He then
goes on to argue that. In spite of the ardent
yearning for peace among the toiling dem
ocracy of town and country, Frenchmen
can have no Illusion as to the precarlous
ness of an International situation which
they did not create, and to which they
have to submit with the resignation of
The king of Tap, it seems Is, after all,
not dead legally, that is. He is, whether
be knows It or not In a condition the re
verse of that occupied by a detachment of
the attacking party which, during the
aummer maneuvers, landed on the Maine
coast only to And Itself long since con
structively destroyed by theoretically
frightful carnage. The Bouth Bea Island
which OKeefe ruled and from which he
disappeared Is under German law, and not
until next May. when three years will
have elapsed since the sailing of the royal
yacht which never came to port can the
missing monarch be pronounced dead.
Though legally living, King David of Yap
Is undoubtedly dead all right as a matter
of fact, and his widow In Savannah will In
due time find herself consoled Dy at least
half a million. The Queen Dowager Dolly,
boy has had a misunderstanding with the
German protectorate, and has found It
convenient to withdraw from publio life
Crow, Roosters, Crow I
Permit us to Indulge In a few cheers for
the American, hen. As a student of the
census figures has shown, the poultry and
eggs produced and consumed In the United
States last year ware worth more than ail
the sliver and gold mined in tha world dur
ing the year. The egg and poultry product
exceeds In value the wheat crop of twenty,
eight of the most productive states of the
union. Let us honor the hen. She is an
Important member of American Industrial
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THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
Senator Quay has reaohed the age of
three score and ten, and yet shakes the
plum tree with youthful vehemence.
Ex-Senator Pettlgrew Is said to be col
onising Boers In Mexico and Incidentally
looking out for a mineral concession.
Chicago Is working on a ledge of graft
that promises to yield handsomely. Local
pride would not permit St. Louis t enjoy
monopoly of the business. '
How the minnows scurry for shallow
water when the whales appear Mayor
Harrison of Chicago remained Indoors
while Cleveland waa In town.
That great tribune of the plain people.
Charley Towne, Is spieling for Tammany
Hall and rubbing elbows with the legions
of graft on the New York hustings.
G. B. McClellan nervily says his candi
dacy for mayor of New York represents
a struggle for "the final supremacy of
democrats. principles throughout tha
W. R, Frome, the recently elected bor
ough treasurer of Pen Argyl, Pa., Is the
first democrat to hold an office In that
town. He owes his success largely to his
The Philadelphia wnrd politicians who
were convicted of levying tribute from
the teachers and who appealed from their
sentence have been remanded to Jail, where.
for some months, they will be tutored by
an experience that ahould not fall to teach
even a tool something usefuL
Jerry B. Sullivan, democratio candidate
for governor of Iowa, Is the law partner
of John B. Sullivan, the firm having offices
In Des Moines. John B. Is a republican and
has been on the stump against Jerry B. In
a speech before the Republican club of Polk
county he caused a good deal of amusement
by repeatedly referring to his law partner
as "Governor Sullivan."
At a political meeting in New York last
week a Tammany man named Delancy was
one of the orators. Speaking of certain men
whose names are often seen In print, he
was about to say that they were fond of
newspaper notoriety, but instead, said,
"newspaporlety." The 'new word has
"caught on" and on several subsequent oc
casions has been used to convey the same
BRYAN SEES AT LAST.
Saaoke of Two Battles No Losger Ob
scures His View.
William Jennings Bryan Is getting far
enough away from practical politics to
begin to see things as they are. The smoke
of battle no longer obscures his view, the
personal equation no longer affects his
perspective. He Is now getting to the point
where he can . see some plain facts that
have long been obvious to some of his
closest sympathizers and friends.
He has confessed to a personal friend
that the free coinage of silver Is aa dead
as the old barn-door nail; so -dead that It
will not be mentioned at the democratio
national convention of 1P04. As a theory
Mr. Bryan la still loyal to It, but he con
cedes that the gold standard Is now so
firmly lodged throughput the world that
free silver as a practical proposition Is no
longer snlmate. Never was Mr. Bryan
wiser than when he spoke that opinion.
' But wisdom has come to Mr. Bryan not
In driblets but In floods. He went on to
say to his friends:
"No other man In the republican party
equals Roosevelt In the esteem of the com
mon people, and especially in the west.
None equals Roosevelt In his power to
command the respect of all nations and
to wield an Influence on the world at
True, every word of It The common
people are going to give the prealdent
another term, and In that term unhampered
by considerations) of political expediency,
they expect to see him accomplish great
things for America.
This is the name of our new sack suit thig sea
son. It appeals to the smart dressing yuung man
cut over special patternsi made more tjxtreme
than you've ever seen ready-to-wears. The coats
are big shouldered, with semi-shaped waists col
lars are narrow and snug narrow, flat lapels
swagger fabrics in which subdued plaids and over
plaids predominate. If you're "np to snuff," you'll
choose a brown or gray.
$15, $18, $20.
No Clothing Fits LiJc Ours.
O. S. WILCOX. Manager.
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WHITTLED TO A POINT.
The way the fashionable hat Is built this
season, a niere man can't Kll whether It
is on straight or not. Sutnervllle Journal
"Flan," he said. "U brain food."
"Heller have aume more," she urged so
licitously. Chicago Post
."All the motiey he makes he spends for
"Yen, he's a bird. Isn't hot"
"That's what! He's a regular tailor's
goose." Detroit Free Press.
"And he was a great hadnwrlu,ng ex
"Great! I should aay sol Why, ha had
not the sllKhtest difficulty In proving to tha
Jury that for the last ten years I have benn
forging my own aigiuitura." New vork
"It looks to me as If some of these trust
magnatoa felt themselves superior to the
"well, answered Senator Borgham, "you
must not overlook the fact that a trust
magnate Is a great deal -eurar of his job
than a government official.' ' Waahicg-ioa
Among the applicants for a edvlo poal
tlon was a man that had been for several
years a street car conductor.
"Pafdlng on to the next question," said
the civil service examine, r'do you know
What 'conscience money' Us 7"
"Only by hearnay," said the- applicant, "1
never aaw any." Chicago Tribune.
Tess Mr. Slokache tells me he called on
you the other evening-. He says he thinks
you're as beautiful aa Venus.
Jes Pshaw! he behaved like a Venus de
Tess llow do you meant
Jess O. tl-e Venus de Milo hasn't any
arms, you know. Philadelphia Press.
"When a man become particularly severe
and bitter about feminine follies' com
monted the rhlloaopher, "I always wonder
what his wife has been doing If hs'a a
"And If he Isn't?"
"Why, theji, I give him no consideration
at all." Chicago Fost
"Lillian Is not sure that she levee Walter.
Sometimes she thinks she dcs and at other
umes sne s convinced she aoesn t."
"And yet she Is going to marry blmT"
"Oh. yes that's all tettleil "
"But If she is not sure she loves him
why doesn't she break the engagement?"
"Because she's 27." Kansas City Journal.
Tfra GAMES WE USED TO FLAY.
- Baltimore News.
(Written by an emt-arrassed rhymester
with the brain fag. Fill in the lines to suit ,
I often think te turn te turn of when t"
turn was young,
And plavod te turn te tlddle dee, the turn'
io flowers among
All hsppy. bright and turn te turn
what te turn ta cluv.
When we te turn te turn te turn, the games
we usea to iiay:
With ring around the rosy,
And going to London town,
pnstofnoe Hnd Jerusalem,
The bridge Is burning down.
And hide and seek te turn te tag.
And all te turn so gay
Fond memory often sees again
The games we used to play!
When George and Sue and Molly-O would
como to see me uni
How happy were te turn te turn, the tunf
we used to know! (
Tha tlddle turn te Uddle dee waa turn ti
turn away, J
And then it whs we all joined In the gamer
we usea to piay:
With ring around et cetera.
And so forth London town.
And turn te turn Jerusalem,
The bridge, and ao forth, down.
And hide et cetera and all
And turn te turn eo gay
Fnnd memory (please see above)
. Tiie game we used to play.
And now wo're older than we were, te tu
te turn, of course.
And r!ay no more the turn te turn mr.i (Id
' die hobDy norse:
But as we alt and think of those '.a turn
We long to piay again te turn the gam
te turn te piay:
With ring around et cetert.
And so forth London town;
Et cetera, et cetora.
Et cetera turn down,
Et cetera, et cetera,
Kt cetera, we aay
Et cetera, et cetera.
The games we used to play!
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