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Tim Omaiia Daily Bee
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Complaints of li rcRiilarltle in delivery
Shnul.l lie addressed to City Circulation De
Omaha The Bee Itiilldlnff.
South Omahn- lty Hail Building. Twen
fflh and M Streets.
Council Mliirr In Tearl Street.
Chicago 16-h) I'nlty Ilulldlnir.
New York 3: Park Row Unllcllng.
Washington Ml Fourteenth Street. '
Promutixq ARBITHATIOX. I govrrnuirnt m-ovprlng any rsrt of Its
The frtrmM of InttTnutlonnl urbltra- losses there will lx no groat concern
tlon. who Hdvocnte n treaty tn'twpen the Tim public Is chiefly interested In having
I'nltetl State ami tlrent Ilrltuln for the those guilty of fraud and dishonesty
promotion of that principle, nre prepnr- adequately punished and If thin shall Iks
Inn to ire the subject upon public at- done will not trouble itself alout the
tention. For the nnrposo of doltiK thin government's losses or the expense jet
n committee of prominent citizens of to be Inemred
Washington litis been craulxetl and It
Is proposed to have r similar committee
In the lending cities of the country. It
also the intention to arrange for a
meeting next month, nt the national cap
ital, of the national arbitration commit
tee, with n view to inaugurating an ac
An. arbitration treaty between this
country n ml 'Great Brllnln was nego
tiated seven years ago, but failed of
ratification by the senate, owing to con
ditions which do not nowhspxlst. As the
new 1-trltlsh ambassador said to be
r-nmm,ini,.ninn reintinff to news and dl- strongly 111 favor of International arbl
torlal matter ehould he addressed: Omaha trnton ,nore probably be no dlffl-
Hee, KdltorlHl Department. I
Remit by draft, express or poctiil order
payable to The Hne I'uMisiutig "ompHiiy.
THHCt BLACK CHUIVS
Falrbury, In Jefferson county, has dis
placed Arapahoe, In Furnas county, In the
affections of the federal grand Jury. The
Inquiry Into Senator Dietrich's connection
with the appointment of a postmaster at
Arapahoe came to an end Thursday with
the examination of one witness. That wit
ness was W. 1. Pruttt, a disappointed ap
plicant for the office.
Truitt, the Arapahoe man, had a pathetic
ito.-y to tell. In substance it was to the
effect that he was postmaster at Arapahoe
at the time of Dietrich's election; that he
waa a candidate for reappointment; that
Senatcr Dietrich Informed him that whom
soever State Senator "Ed" Allen recom
mended would be named, and that Allen,
ctllty in negotiating a new treaty, which finally and callously, recommended himself
It is believed would not now encounter and became postmaster. In this connection
f)nlv 2-cent stamps accepted In payment of
mail accounts. Personal checks, except on
any serious opposition in the senate,
since former causes of objection have
As to public sentiment, we think It Is
not to be doubted that a very large ma
jority of our people who havo on Intel- I Neb.: Dear Sir Your favor of the 28th ult
says that the actual number of full and iint iinderstnndlnir of the matter are I'" received and carefully noted. In reference
complete copies .-f The Morning, . .,.,..H I tf the poatofflce situation there I will say
livening iinu Dummy otr u J I " ' w " " iu v. v..
At A. 1. 111 1. I A. A .1
mm turn none bucii win oujeci iu n mit Senator Allen to name the man. This
20.T40J treaty between the English-speaking was in keeping with concessions I have
Ornnha or eimtern exchanges, not ai'crptert.
TH13 lTHLlSUINO COMl'AN.
i STATEMENT OF ClRCin,ATION.
State of Nebraska. Dotmlas County, ss.:
tleores B. Txschuck, secretary of The Bee
t'nh ih ni C'omnanv. tcin auiy sworn.
the mouth of November, 1303, was as fol
I'rultt exhibited the following letter from
LETTER FROM DIETRICH.
"t'nlted States Senate, Committee to In
vestigate Trespassers Upon Indian L,tinds,
May 3, 1902. Mr. W. D. Frultt. Arapahoe,
come a congressman, although lie had
been elected to tile office several weeks
The greatest of American showmen,
riilneas T. Banium, once said. "Tim
American people want to be hum
bugged," and Itanium proved himself a
good Judge of the American people.
Itanium's adage is again strikingly Illus
trated by the collapse of Dowlc's Zion,
but the charlutan and niountcbunk oc
cupies altogether too much space In the
public eye of America Just because lie
Is a" humbtig and not because he has
shared the fate of the prophets of old,
who were not honored In their own
Senutor Forukcr wants to make the
tariff the paramount issue in the presi
dential campaign of 1904, but paramount
Issues cannot be ordained by statesmen
or politicians. They are created by con
ditions that prevail at the time of the
campaign and impress themselves most
vividly on the popular mind.
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lei unsold and returned copies.... lO.ittM
Net total sales a2,T
Net averaita aales m,T5S
GEO. U. TZSClrUCK.
I ; ""nJTi nat,on!, 1'e principle Is unmistakably I made to other state senators and repre-
11 ' HI! italnlnir in Kurone as evidenced in the enttve " other localities. The offlco la
" now ln Senator Alien s hands. I will recom-
-womo uu mend whomever he indorses.. Your, truly,
" 'IJ land, largely bnsetl upon the , treaty "C. II. DIETRICH."
23 ao,ono which the American senate failed to Senator Allen. It Is apparent, had little
24 BO.iao ratify. The United States, having been I difficulty in determining whom to endorse,
25 30,MM . f . 41 f t. . i He decided that he himself would make
28 ltloi . the best postmaster, and that In this wav
7.. 81,oao vocaung una promoung inieinauoimi . 4
28 ao.loo arbitration, will certainly not now abate U- ,im tv,, r,u..,.t
0 I I v - 4KI1U AViTTVl I. 111 I HO
Interest la the principle w hich It has preceding legislative session. It Is also ap
done SO much to advance. parent that, while this was sufficiently
TUtk mon a-lin nro Irlonrlflon' w ith th heartbreaking to Mr. Prultt, it hardly con-
eiiiuiea material ror a grand Jury Indict
arbltratlou movement are among our
most distinguished citizens, occupying While Mr. Pruitt had an Interesting story
a high place in public esteem and confl- to tell it was hardly ffermnnn to the subtest
. .. . i - i - j -
miDscrioea in my uitmiiii mm swum i , n,i. unnnr nimotii,stinn ...j . ,
before ma this JWth day of November, A. ue' iu lueuimi nu-y piooonw lul I T V. . """. Ampa..
M. B. HUNUATB. awokeninif nonulor interest ln the move- A.Arapanoe went out. Falrbury came In
Notary Fubllc. .: - . , f I rairbury Is In the Fourth congressional
me.u is , mucous am. 18 saie io y district, and Is the home of Congressman
Both houses of congress are marking 0,at the result W,U be h "atlsfac- Hinshaw, who won fame, before he won
., tory. congress, as an "anti-Thompson" man. It
Is also the home of C. F.' Steele, formerly
state senator, lieutenant governor and com
mander Of th a VahMiob. .H . . I I M. , I
The strike situation lu the Cripple orand a. f " e." !
" J v-UVllVt 1
THE VUVVRADO MIX ISO STRlKtS.
Up to date the Hoard of Review is
niuklnff a fair record for itself.
creeK aim Teiiuntlo mining Uistncts nas has also been noted as an "anti-Thompson
For a man. in the midst of a hot fluht become exceedingly grave and it ap- man- " was Mr. Steele who nppeared be
c i . i npart nulla nnaul It la t li r Avnntiii
ppcuscr vuuiion Keeps very tuoi. - -i - hovlnir been fcuhnnBna.rt . . ...
ru,u.uuU.iuuim iu told the rtory of the fiht over th. no.t.
The United States senate is killing time to ne national government. As the re- mastership at Falrbury. of its unexpected
and time is killing the United States suit of his investigation General Bates termination In the appointment of Ben Mc
aenatora just to get even. reported to the military authorities at LucaB- Bon' in-law of "Dan" cropsey, who
Washington that the disturbances in the c, Zr- "7'"-
! Retaliation instead of arbitration ap- mining districts amounted to lnsurrec- elusions drawn by the people of Falrbury
peara to bo the order of the day ln the 1 tlon agalust the state of Colorado and ' Hinshaw's candidate was Lew Shel-
Colnrada mlnlnir strike storm eenter. Ihnt thn rlvll nffleem er not nble to. ,e'' wno hd the indorsements, it is said
or did not, maintain order. He did not the countv of Z rerDUcan, I
.1 me COUntV. Of thA nOllnrv nrftn taHnn en
The house wu8 ln session only five tliiuk that federal troops were then 0f the rank and file of the party And it
minutes yesterday, but the indefatigable needed, but found the conditions such I was believed that the time-honored prece
senate tolled on for a full auarter of an as might develon into such disorder as dent of allowing the congressman to name
hone : . . ." . to Msnlrs ih hwrni . , he postmaster of hla home town would be
iue itiiesi auvices muicaie mar. ine cnitn, i-u.,-v, , .. .
John Mitchell was nearly frozen while BitUntlon has about reached this 'point sen. stood cbstinateiv for' MeT.ue and
addressing the striking miners of Colo- it having been decided by the governor, against fJhelley c anyone else but Mc-
ruuo, but it was not ror luck or a warm J according to a Denver dispatch, to place ucas- 1018 ,ea to open between the
Tresldent Btlckncy Is filled with hope.
Bo are the people of Omaha, and It Is
to be hoped that their hopes will not be
dashed to pieces.
t , , , .... I ". Lull! I DfiniUHIIi vuin weni IO
Cripple Creek under martial law. The a8hnKton. and "both hr.Dnrtuned th.
conumons ac Teiiunue eecm to ne very president, it waa shown and tdmitted that
nearly as bad and there is no disposition Shelley was the choice of the republicans
shown nn th nsi t nt either Hit. oro'ilnv. ot tne county and that McLucaa was not.
A, . ,, . , I But, ln spite of everything, Senator Dle
crs or the men on strike to make a Mnh r,. .V.
I not ail ill, iininiiaw Buneruu ipo
proper effort to settle the Issue between humiliation of being turned down as to his
The keenest Interest is said to be
manifested In South Omaha in the de
cision soon expected from the supreme
court affecting the fire and police board
of that city, but the fine edge of that
keen Interest is probably confined to the
members of the board, Its subordinates
There is a suspicion abroad that 1011
Uerklns worked president Harris of the
Burlington for a pass, which he lias en
deavored to repay by giving publicity
to the prospective increase in the value
of Burlington tennluals in the six prin
cipal western states touched by that
The Board of Education of St. Louis
has now under consideration a plan to
substitute a teachers' training school
for some of the costly fads of the St
IjouIb High school. The experiment Is
worth trying and might be worth copy
ing by the Omaha school board.
No Signs of Reform.
Philadelphia Record. ,
Captain OberMn M. Carter does not ap
pear to Justify by his 'conduct and conver
sation what Is said of the reformatory in
fluences of cur penal Institutions.
The Chicago boy bandits showed a disre
gard of law that might have won them
fame and riches If they had gone Into
manipulation of trust stocks instead ot rob
bing saloons and car barns.
Wrong from Wither Standpoint.
San Francisco Call.
A woman was sentenced by a Virginia
Judge a few days since to serve an Im
prisonment of ten years for planning a rail
road wreck ln which several lives were
lost and much property ' was destroyed.
This verdict presents two distressing
phases. . It is criminal In Its Inadequacy if
the woman is guilty and horrifying if she
is Innocent . . .
Home Daty Neglected.
The mother of one of the young Chicago
bandits spent much of her time organizing
boys' clubs and doing clmllar work with
the purpose of keeping boys out of sa
loons, and was ignorant of the life her own
son was leading. This is no reflection on
the value of such work, but It emphasizes
the old rule that the first duty of every
parent lies at home. '
General Reyes is to be presented to thein- xt was hoped that the a wear- home appointment.
President Roosevelt today, with the dls- 8U0 or President Mitchell at the scene
tluct understanding that the president of trouble would be conducive to peace,
Since that time, It Is alleged, rumor and
speculation have been rift, until finally it
has coma to be a flatter nf common talk
but while, he has counseled the coal m Falrbury that 8enutor Dietrich had some
shall not offer to keep the gift--
miners to observe the law and commit
AVo cannot well doubt Dowle's pro-1 no violence,' he proposed no plan of set-
phetlc powers in the face of the fact tlemeut but on the contrary, if he lias
that Mrs. Dowlo was sent nbroud with been correctly reported, urged the men
a full purse beforo the crash came,
motive other than friendship or political
expediency that caused him to stand by
Cropsey and McLucas in the face ot public
Just how important and germane was the
to maintain the contest, assuring them I evidence that Mr. Steele was able to give
that thev would bav the timnnrt of the, grand Jury on thU point cannot be
"Sockless" Jerry Simpson, the noted tnelr organzfttion an(1 w0uM certainly ,earned- But ls "ported tat it was suf
populist leader, formerly of Kansas and wlu thelr depjaudB. Th out of ac. 'J ulJlZ'
now of Texas, is out for Tarker for .m, mne,.uHv !,ine"se' "1 be orid-Her.
Investigating Land Frauds.
President Roosevelt's appointment of a
special commission of qualified experts to
examine the public land laws and Invest!
gate the frauds perpetrated under them
Is i another evidence of his Intention to do
what he can to remedy abuc and expose
evildoers. The trouble ln this case grows
largely out of the loose land laws. Con
gress should revise them, but so far those
interested in preventing revision have met
president But Jerry Simpson is wear
ing socks now.
When the work of a public oflieer Is
done by a proxy the man who does the
work should get the pay and the man
who does the walking should get bis
If District Attorney Summers cau
manage to put off the trial of Senator
Dietrich until the latter part of Januury,
he baa played a very clever coup for ex
tending his own term for several months,
cord with the usual conservative course aid.
of Mr. Mitchell, but perhaps the un-l These revelations and sidelights on
compromising attitude of the mining the alleged Nebraska postofflce scandal
compunles is responsible for it recall forcibly the story of the three
Governor Peabody appears determined black crows.. Somebody said that some-
to uphold the law and the entire militia body else had seen a mou vomit some
force of the state has been called into thing black. A town gossip who heard
service. Whether or not this will be I this story told another town gossip that
found sufficient is at present uncertain. 1 the man hud thrown up a black crow,
and stralehtwav town crossln Xo. 2 re.
M)TBUSO for th voEttssi&XT. ported that the man had vomited two
According to the estimote made by Mr. black crows; and town gossip No. 3
Brlstow, the loss to the government frightened the entire neighborhood by
through the postal, frauds and pecula- telling that the man had . thrown up
Hons disclosed aggregates a sum be- "three blnck crows
tween 1300,000 and 400,0O0. That does There U absolutely nothing lu the so-
not represent the actual loss to the gov- culled Arapahoe postofflce deal, or Sen
A prominent member of the Comuier-
. . . . .
ciai ciuu ueciares mat the present Is a
turniug point in the history of Omaha eminent however, for in addition to ex- ator Dietrich's selection of the tost
aucn as u uas never naa. it is also tho cesslve postofflce rentals and exorbitant I master for Falrbury, that would reflect
churning point, and the more the churn- prices for supplies of all kiuds, a lot of in the least upon hl" integrity. The
lug the greater will be the outcome. worthless material was folstek ou tho mnde nf selection does not r(flnpr nnv
government It is Stated that everv mora nn Konntoe niotrloh tlmn It
Senator Millard does not propose to iavi, stnfflee in the country has stored L,i Pro.int nmiu.v.a i, n..ii
play Santa Claus until the night before awajr expensive devices like typewriters, these postmasters on the recommenda-
w Hlur mild A i . I uiilmi nanAUo.t,. . I I I
, ... ,ur m wniana registering machines and change-making tlon of Senator Dietrich,
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iHu,M lutimuuisuip nontrlvaneea fnr whleh the irovernment It 1. r-m,,mm, nm r n...m..
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n iivj , o iuiii ui iut-ic siuvKiiigs pre
maturely will have to hold their breath
for a few more days.
paid fancy prices. It Is thought that and senators to recommend for postul
when the cost to the government in-1 appointment men recommended to them
vol red la the purchase of worthless sup- by members of the legislature residing
piles of this kind Is calculated, the Ioimcs ln the town or district The system
will run well up toward a million dollars. I is doubtlebs bad and the choice very
It appeurs that the postal inspectors often contrary to the wishes of the
devoted considerable time to an inquiry patrons of the office, but the blame
for the purKse of ascertaining what must be charged to the system and not
the repetition of the question. Where is
the leak from the United States grand
Jury room? .
Th publication of a letter written by
Senator Jle,trleh to tho former postmas
tt-r at Arapahoe, which was presented
before the grand Jury, although lu real
ity irrelevant and Immaterial mwl no
proof whatever of corruption, Justifies I r iM accuseu omeiais possessed I to the senators or congressmen. In the
niiit-u uiiKiu iw Biuicueu iu rciuiuursu i Arapanoe case me compiaiuuni post'
the government for its losses, with the master bad no claim on the office. He
result of finding that in almost every had served his term of four yeurs and
instance there was little or nothing the appointment of State Seuutor Allen
The Merniu World-Herald ami ). I which the government could recover. I was no more remebeuslble than would
ICveuIng World-Herald coustltute merely I The Individuals under examination either have been his appointment to auother
the lnliy World Herald because tier-1 possessed not mug or value or had taken I federal offlce. wnlch nobody would hate
pet rut il by the same company. By nlin-c,ire to transfer it to a not Her ana get it I considered out or the ordinary.
liar reasoning, if the same cook pre- out of the reach of the federal authorl-1 There was nothing in the Falrbury
pure a man's morning breakfast nudities'. An instance U given of one of the I postofflce case that would Justify Its
bis eveiTIng dinner he eats only one j accused otticluls having a short time ago I reference to a federal ginud Jury. No
meal a day, and that meal is otic w hlch I transferred to his v ife a valuable piece I corraptlon has ever been charged In
doesn't cMst lu nauie at all. I of property, while another of those uu- connection with the appointment, so far
dcr indictment is supposed to have I as we know, and even if Congressman
PiltMnirg women have organized for 1 handed over to his wife all he possessed. I Hinshaw bad been snubbod, or bumll
a political spring house cIcHuiug and I Undoutetllv such transfers were made I luted, bv the president which Is not
propose to make a liouse-to-houHe can- very shortly after the investigation of true, there was no excuse for the at
vass for tho election of genuine reform the otal scandals was entered upon, as I tempt to smirch Senator Dietrich. In
councilineii.. Should they succeed they certainly every one of those against I deciding betweeu the senator aud the
whom Indict men Is were found realized I congressman President Roosevelt did
the danger he was In aud would nut-1 not deprive Representative Hinshaw of
urally make haste to place what be bud I his prerogative to appoint the postnins
out of rwach of the authorities. Iter of hla home town. Tim appointment
As to the questk'U, however, vt the war. made before Mr. HtnMmw had be
will furulhli an Interesting stiuij for po
litical economists and municipal reform
ers, who will doubt leu keep tab to as
certain how long a genuine reform cmni-
til u i kb reiuaiua genuinely reformed,
Sentiment and Loot.
Not' since the pirates of Penzance proved
their tenderness of heart by their inability
to rob an orphan have such sweet and
gentle criminals turned up as the four
youths of Chicago who have been prac
ticing murder and robbery for the past
three years. Nledemlelr says that he sur
rendered because Van Dine wanted to see
hla mother again, and as for Kiedemeier
himself, who la described by a phrenolo
gist as a human tiger, and has certainly
acted very much like one, he is only
anxious to aee his mother well provided
for and he will go to the gallows cheer
fully. He, has secured for her one $.r0u re
ward put on his head and he offers to
confess any crime fur the author of which
a reward Is offered If the reward shall be
given to his mother. The filial affection of
these murderers and burglars and high
waymen almost moves one to tears.
ST1MIXASTS AXU RKHVES.
The Former ACects tbe Latter, still
the People Live Longer.
The canteen Is defended by medical au
thoiitles and by leading army officers and
opposed mainly by people to whom tern
perance la a matter less of scientific than
of seml-rellglous thought, and the army
canteen. 'Is the only national temperance
Issue at present, although stutes and
towns are experimenting with various as.
pects of prohibition and license. We have
just been reading some Italian statistics
which undertake to show that children
with nervous diieases are usually the Issue
of parents who drink. The statistician
found that 39 per cent of the children whom
he examined were abnormal nervously,
fact which he attributed in part to the
stresa of modern life, but more especially
to stimulants tuken by the parents, and
among the stimulants primarily alcohol
Facts, as he remarks, are more eloquent
than Demosthenes, and he la satisfied that
the facts connect drinking with the nerv
ous diseases which he deems peculiar to our
times. Actually the evidence about the
effects of stimulants in moderation la still
Insufficient. That drink is a frightful ev
nobody denies. Whether to Uie temperate
nature stimulants lit general, coffee, tea,
liquor, tobacco, are good or evil, is far from
proved. People living amid the city rush
ln the center of excitement, apparently liv
aa long aa their relatives In the country
and are as likely to be healthy. Nervous
diseases may be leaa the product of mod
ern haste than the discovery of modern
science. We are all the time discovering
new diseases and all the time the death
rate grows less. We live longer as we un
derstand more. While It la clear, therefore,
that stimulants of any kind are daitgerous,
It Is not clear that nervous diseases are
more frequent than they were before the
were discovered, and it la not clear that
the g-ncial esclieiiKnt of life Is unhealthy
' The manufacturers of Royal Baking Powder have had
.40 years of scientific experience.
Every method of bread-and-cake raising has been ex
haustively studied in this country and abroad.
The result is a perfect product in Royal Baking
Powder. There is no substitute for it. The purity and
.efficiency of Royal Baking Powder have been commended
by the highest authorities of the world.
These facts mean two important things to all house-;
First: that Royal Daklng Pon der Is healthful
and makes wholesome food.
Second: that Royal Baking
food good to taste.
TTDns v7 A
Postofllee Scandal Causes Httnlflcnnt
A few weeks ago It was u not race be
tween the republicans and the democrata
to see which would offer the first resolution
for ' an Investigation of the Postofflce de
partment. Congress has novf been ln ses
sion three weeks and both parties are
struggling hard to see which can get farth
est away from the delicate subject. Mr.
BrlBtow'a report explains the reason. A
large number of members, of both parties
and all sections, are beneficiaries of the
waste, if not the stealing, of the public
This Is a disagreeable thing to admit, but
we might aa well face the facts. At the
last session of congress one member tried
to get support for a resolution for an In-
estigatlon, and found plenty of republicans
and democrats ready to help him until he
betrayed the fact that he was after Machon
and Beavers, and then every republican and
every democrat whom he consulted refused
to have anything to do with the Investiga
tion. Every one of them had Incurred ob
ligations to these men. Machen has al
ready been Investigated by a house and by
senate committee, neither of which dis
covered anything and we can now guess
Of course, these honorable gentlemen
were not taking from Muchen and Beavers
the money they had stolen. They are not
men to give or take bribes or to divide
plunder. What they did was to go to
Machen and get a rural free delivery route
established where the business did not war
rant It, so that they could name the car
riers and impress the people living along
the route with a sence of their obligations
to their representative. Or a member who
had a male or female friend for whom he
desired to obtain ,a salary would go to
Beavers and get him to make an allow
ance, -f or clerk hire at a certain postofflce,
not Justified by the amount or business,
and then he would go to the postmaster
nd secure tro appointment of the clerk
picked out. Thus congressmen got money
out of the treasury to pay their personal
and political, debts; the public footed the
bills and got nothing, or next to nothing,
for Ita money. The transaction waa prac
tically a robbery of public funds, but on
lis face it was merely the grabbing of a
These favors cost Machen and Beavers
nothing, and of course they were cheer
fully granted to all representatives and sen
ators who would reciprocate by getting
Machen and Beavers what they wanted.
The appropriations for these gentlemen
to spend mounted up with tremendous ra
pidity; no questions were asked; Investiga
tions were suppressed or blindly conducted,
and after one of these men had been doing
business on this basis for ten years and
the other one for six years so many con
gressmen were beholden to them for un
lawful favors that an Investigation of them
by a congressional committee was imprac
That is the situation In which several
scores of representatives of both parties
find themselves. They ought lo be pro
foundly mortified. They have been voting
money into their own pockets ln effect by
voting money for Machen and Beavers to
disburse under their direction among their
friends and for their advantage. They may
not be capable of shame, butthe country
is ashamed of them; their numes oufiht to
be published; some of them are well known
already. The country notices with morti
fication how low Is the standard of honor
ln political life, and how narrow a line
divides patronage from plunder. It is the
nature of the spoils system to raid tne pub
The Grand Rapids monty market Is not
quite as easy as It. was a few years ago.
Reports from Hawaii lends strength to
the Insinuation that graft follows the flag.
Boston expects Governor Cummins to
hand the town a bunch of Iowa Ideas at
an early date.
Orand Rapids, Mich., isn't much ln most
things, but In the mntter of graft It puts
St. Louis in the 30-cent class.
Colonel Watterson read over Cleveland's
last letter, gave a snort of Joy, sniffed the
mint and went on with the game.
The success of the red-headed eagle of
Wichita, Murdoek by name. In breaking
into congress fills with hope and ambition
the bosom of Editor Howe of the Atchison
Globe. There are ethers similarly afflicted
As soon aa Drover Cleveland shook loose
from the claws of the Brooklyn Sugle he
proceeded to discourse on fishing and fish
erman. Happy la the man who can so
readily turn from the carea of state and
hustle for a bite.
Benator. AVIlllam J. Stone of Missouri
cherishes the belief thut he was handed a
gold brick when' he invested 10,0uo in a
democratic paper In Kansas, i'he money
Is gone and "Gumshoe Bill' wants tho
courts to look Into the deal.
Gray, Parker and Gorman are said to he
grooming for the demouratlo presidential
nomination. Meanwhile the Commoner
whoops for a dark horse with a sllve
City Committeeman John Boyle of Phila
delphia was consulted by aome fellow dem
ocrats as to a certain candidate for ward
leadership. "Mr. Blank is a first-rate man,"
said one of his callors. "He talks like a
book, as the saying is." Mr. Boyle re
sponded bluntly: "We don't want a man
that talks like a book. Tho man we need
is a fellow that talks like a burglarproof
safe after it has been locked up for the
In the state of Virginia recently thlrty-
five members-elect of the lower house and
cine state senators-elect failed to comply
with the provision of the new election law
there, which requires all candidates,
whether elected or" defeated, to file a state
ment of their expenses before December 2.
Those who fail to file such statements
have their certificates withheld, and are
ineligible to the places to which they may
have been elected. A tine of 15.000 la Im
posed on unsuccessful candidates who fall
to file statements of their expenses.
THE NAME H evemKWG-
II t t(l II
53 1. Points
Tne ESTEtB&OOK STEEL PEN Ctl
WH Cfra, I MMaSeeaHlt.
"If I am going to pay $ 23.00 I'll have it made."
Occasionally some one reasons like this but it's a
mistake. If you want to pay $23.00 for n suit or
overcoat we will give you belter materials just as
good style and workmanship a. guaranteed fit and
save you from f 10.00 to f 13.00 on 'the regular cus
tom tailor's price. There will be no 10 days wailing
either. The suit "or coat is ready when you are. If
?25.00 is more than you feel disposed to pay now
there are wonderful values at i?20.00, at 18.00 and
at fl 5.00.
Look ours over anyway before you decide and
feel perfectly satisfied in your own mind that you
have made no mistake.
No Clothing Fits Like Ours.
"Gloves," "Mufflers." "winter caps," "ear
muffs," "handkerchiefs," "woolen hosiery, "
"sweaters," "flannel shirts," "flannel
gowns." "warm underwear," "Cardigan
Jackets," "Jersey coata." "Everything to
iiuke man comfortable during cold weather.
R. S. WILCOX, Motinger.
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