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Mr. Bryan cannot be nccusod this
time of talking for depreciated money
Johnny Mahcr will now please get
action on his typewriter atid tell the
public all about It.
The Commercial club will have to
wake up now to the necessity of en
gaging a new secretary;
Water has filled the mains of the
Grand Rapids Gas company. Can it
be that there -was no room for it in the
The campaign must be opening early
in Texas. The first report of a race
riot of the year in that state comes
According to the World-Herald, John
12. Utt, commissioner and secretary of
the Commercial club, Is again a railway
man. ' Was be ever anything else?
Now thftt the correspondents are
burred from Tort Arthur that place may
be expected to fall again at any time-
In the press dispatches at least
If repetition of the Auditorium sub
scription list In tbe public prints would
bring the money still needed, the Audi
torium would be completed forthwith.
The "native son" movement is strong
in California, but It is not all-powerful,
to Judge. by some of the democratic
comments from that state regarding the
candidacy of. W. It. Hearst
Unable to awaken interest in the news
regaiding the. condition of the pope's
health, which is believed to be per
fect, the Roman correspondent have
begun to kill him off by anarchists.
It took an Iowa man twenty-eight
years to realize that be bad been dam
aged by false arrest. llti now sues the
state for $100,000, which goes to show
that if the knowledge came late none
of its value was lost
The Philippine islands must produce
some strenuous politicians, for men of
no other kind would pay transportation
over so many miles to attend national
conventions in which they will prob
ably have little or no weight.
It is announced that Supreme Court
Clerk Ileraman has made all prepara
tions to vacate his office not later than
May 1. We apprehend, however, that
he might be persuaded to stay longer If
the Judges united iu a unanimous re
The receivers in bankruptcy of the
Sully eftate seem to be in doubt as to
what they are to receive, and will in
vestigate the parties said to he asso
ciated in the deal with Sully. The De
partment of Agriculture will investigate
the boll weevil.
Taking' into consideration the relative
imputation of the countries, Japan can
nut afford to trade men on the basis
of two for one with Russia, but upon
the basis of effective fighters in the far
east the trade in the last eugaginent
may not have been so bad.
With the canal commission enroute
to the isthmus to inspect the ground.
the lawyers started to France to in'
spect the title and a. Washington court
to Uispectithe constitutionality of thai
ct preliminary steps la the construe-1
tlon of the Panama canal may be said
to be well under way.
The fire and police board has done
the right thiug by sitting down upou
the proposed benefit entertainment pro
jected by the firemen. The line of de
marcation between soliciting subscrip
tions to a benefit fund tnd exacting
forced contributions In the nature ot
payments) for services already paid for
fcy the city to altogetLer too tadiaUuct
' TUB CASK Or B t It A TVH BURTON.
The conviction of Senator flurton. of
Kansas of receiving compensation for
the protection of a fraudulent concern
that was violating the postal laws Is
an object lesson that ought to have a
salutary effect While the cage of Bur
ton Is undoubtedly exceptional In Its
flnfrrant disregard of the obligations of
a senator of the United States, It Is a
well known fact that in both branches
of congress there are attorneys of vari
ous corporations who are paid to look
after the Interests of their clients In con
nection with legislation and also In re
spect to relations with the executive
departments. These attorneys are ex
pected to consult the welfare of the
corporations they represent rather than
the Interests of the public and this is
whnt they Very generally do. Burton,
"needing the money," undertook to pro
tect a criminal concern, of course with
a fall knowledge of its character, and
his conviction is fully deserved. There
are other corporations, undoubtedly, of
nt least questionable legality which
have attorneys In congress who are well
paid for the service they render in "pro
tecting" the corporations whenever their
interests are touched at the national
A member of congress should not ac
cept service of tuls'klnd. Its inevitable
effect is demoralizing. You cannot Berve
two master, and the man who is elected
to represent the people in the national
legislature will not always serve them
faithfully if he is at the same time a
corporation attorney. Whenever the in
teresls of the corporation conflict with
those of the public the attorney is very
likely to favor the former. It is this
which has caused so much difficulty in
securing legislation for the regulation
and suppression of the corporations and
has been more or less influential in ob
structing the enforcement of the laws.
The penalty In the case of Burton is
severe, but none too much so for the
nature of his offense. It is to be hoped
the lesson will impress itself where
there Is need of It
BAD COtiDtTWyS JJV POHTO RICO.
The statement made by Mr. Gonipers,
who has Just returned from Porto Rico,
In regard to conditions there, should re'
celve attention with a view to some
measure for relieving the industrial and
economic situation. It Is unpleasant to
rend that In this insular possession the
social and economic conditions in con
sequence of the business depression are
deplorable, . far worse, it is said, than
they ever were when the island was
under Spanish rule.. Mr. Gompers stated
that he saw more idle men in Porto
Rico, idle because they cannot find work,
than be ever came across before in bis only 83,000 population, and, correspond
entlre life. "Having witnessed," he lngly, could not have a school attend-
said, "poverty, misery and absence of
the possibility of delicacy among the
members of a family, men and women
dying from starvation to the number of
430 to BOO a month, I can say that the
conditions obtaining in Porto ' Rico re
flect no credit on our country."
In the opinion of Mr. Gompers we
have not treated the island fairly. Un
der the old regime It bad its full quota
of representatives In the national law
making body of the Spanish government.
At present the people of the island have
little voice in their affairs. It is not
apparent, however, that they would be
any better off if they had more voice
in their affairs, unless they are able to
propose some practicable way of Im
proving conditions and this they can do
as It is. Giving them a territorial form
of government which they desire,
would not necessarily result in better
economic conditions. It is business im
provement rather than political change
that is wanted. The fact appears to be
that the chief cause of the unfortunate
situation in Porto Rico is the closing
of the principal markets for her coffee,
It is pointed out that free trade with
the United States has not of Itself
opened a market but on the contrary
has resulted In a tariff in Spain, France,
Austria, etc., which shuts it out of those
countries that prior to the annexation
were the Island's chief customers. It is
certainly practicable to find some rem
edy for this condition and whatever
course la necessary to make a market
in the United States for all the coffee
rorto Rico can produce and it is a su
perior article should be adopted. There
will be no dissent from the opinion of
Mr. Gompers that tho existing economic
and social conditions in Porto Rico re
fleet no credit on our country.
RUSSIA1 8 tRHlTAUKU COURSE.
There Is a feeling, for which there ap
pears to be ample reason, that the
course being pursued by Russia is with
the deliberate design of irritating China
into a breach of neutrality, so as to give
an excuse for Russia invading and hold
lug more Chinese territory. The dls
patch in regard to the placing of New
Chwang under martial law stated that
In some quarters the order was regarded
as an apparent challenge to neutral
powers, especially to China, on account
of the appropriation of Its territory. We
have already referred to this as a matter
that appears to call for protest on the
part of the powers whose treaty rights
have been disregarded. But this is not
the only thing Russia has done to which
the nations Interested, and China par
tlcularly, might Justly take offense,
Ever since the beginning of the war
Russia has been showing a disposition
to encroach upon neutral territory and
to shut out all other countries from the
enjoyment of their treaty rights. Ac -
coidlng to reports from St Petersburg
the Russian officials do not believe that
the Chinese government intends to re
main neutral, but is getting ready to
give military aid to Japan. This sus
picion and professed apprehension may
be real, but whether they are or uot If
the Russian officials actually desired to
tee the Chinese become participants lu
the war they rouM not la any other
way, short of a distinct provocation.
better promote the attainment of their
wish. They are certainly doing what
they can to bring about the complica
tions which the sincere friends of China
are striving to avert If they succeed
In goading China into hostilities It will
give Itussla opportunity to claim Man
churia as the lawful spoil of war and it
could hardly fall to draw gome of the
European powers Into the conflict
The entire course of Russia in eastern
Asia Is characteristic. It is marked by
duplicity, intrigue and faithlessness,, for
which that power has long been notori
ous. The action at New Chwang is the
latest manifestation and it remains to
be seen what the nations whose rights
there Russia assumes the power to an
nul will have to say regarding it It is
manifestly a challenge, to China and
although that government haa recently
reasserted the importance of remaining
neutral and admonished patience and a
firm attitude., it is quite, possible that It
will feel called upon to resent action
which if not thus taken notice of may
be the forerunner of further aggressions.
As we have heretofore said, it is a very
grave matter, even in the stress of war,
for a nation to trample on the rights of
other countries as Russia has done at
New Chwang. To complacently tolerate
such a proceeding is to encourage and
invite an extension of the aggressive
policy. Russia should be told that even
the exigencies of war cannot Justify her
in riding roughshod over the rights of
neutral nations and ruthlessly grabbing
whatever she deems to be for ber in
terest or convenience. The powers
should speak in a way to effectually
check Russian aggression and warn that
power against continuing a course calcu
lated, If not deliberately designed, to
drive China Into hostilities.
TBB A IT SCHOOL SUtSRlXTKUDKIfT
Tho Board of Education has elected to
the ruperlntendency of the Omaha pub
lic schools William M. Davidson, now
superluteudeut of schools at Topeka,
Kan., for a term expiring August 1,
1903, with the same compensation now
paid. It is to be presumed that Mr.
Davidson will accept and qualify
promptly for the office.
The new superintendent is practically
unknown here, although he has achieved
a reputation in educntlonal circles of
the country, and is said to possess the
qualifications most desirable in a school
superintendent He has a collegiate
education, which is something the out
going superintendent has not, and ho
has had twenty years of school ex
igence In various capacities. The one
point in which Mr. Davidson is lacking
is in his experience with city schools,
never having been connected with a
school system in any place larger than
Topeka, which, by the last census, had
ance more than one-third that of Omaha.
Whether be has had sufficient training
of a practical kind to enable blm to
manage successfully a body of nearly
400 teachers will depend somewhat upon
the energy, application and tact dis
played by him, as well as the cordial
co-operation of the principals and teach
Mr.. Davidson Is entitled to a fair op
portunity to demonstrate bis fitness for
the place he is to fill and it is to be
sincerely hoped that he will measure
up to the standard the city of Omaha
have set for their school superintendent
In electing "the new superintendent only
for the unexpired term of the old super
intendent the school board has shown
wisdom, because we shall then be free
to make another change In case it be
found that a mistake has been com
mitted. If there is fault to find In the selec
tion of Mr. Davidson it is that it has
been ' hastily procured and immediate
succession forced, without regard to the
effect upon the school system here or
at Topeka. A new superintendent com
ing in for the last two months of -the
school year, can scarcely accomplish
anything in that time beyond familiarls-
Ine himself with existing conditions.
We believe the schools could have got
ten along amply well under the tem
porary supervision of Principal Water-
bouse until the beginning of the next
term, and the new man could have been
Installed during the summer vacation
period without discommoding the
schools either here or at Topeka.
To Mr. Davidson, as their new super
intendent of schools, the people of
Omaha will extend a hearty welcome.
They are ready to give him the con
fidence he should have, exacting only
the condition that he prove worthy of
it by devoting his time and talents to
the education of their children and exert
ing himself constantly to Improve the
instruction without exceeding tbe
bounds of economical administration.
Chicago's dismantled street railway
magnate, Yerkes, who has devoted much
time and money in the effort to se
cure street railway franchises in London
and the provincial cities of Great
ltrltain, claims to have made a special
study of municipal ownership, with the
natural conclusion that it has proved
a very costly and unsatisfactory ex
periment Mr. Yerkes' unexampled
cosmopolitan philanthropy is exhibited
in public interviews, in which he points
out that where a municipality owns pub
lic lighting works, electric tramways
and a variety of other so-called commer
cial undertakings, it must necessarily
employ a large number of men and that
carries with it an enormous payroll that
becomes a menace to efficient municipal
government Mr. Yerkes falls, however,
1 to make reference to the fact that cor
porate ownership of public utilities is,
if anything, a more dangerous menace
to clean aud honest administration of
municipal government. Possibly Mr.
Yerkes has forgotten the scandals that
characterised the Interference of the
Chicago street railway managers with
the city, council aud the various
branches of the municipal government
of Chicago, that were besieged night
end day by paid bribe distributers. lie
evidently has also forgotten the pe
nlcloua effect of corporate Interference
in the political caucuses, primaries and
conventions that made the selection of
reputable and unpurcbasable men to
represent the taxpaytng cltisens almost
If any business man, or business firm,
should hire the manager or superin
tendent of another business firm with
out giving ample time for his replace
ment by an equally competent man, the
transaction would be regarded as an al
most unpardonable breach of commer
cial etiquette, but the example Just set
by Milwaukee and Omaha would seem
to justify the idea that there is no Im
propriety in creating vacancies In the
headship of a public school system on
short notice, even where the breach of
contract is engendered and the changes
are made purely by an offer of higher
East Omaha business firms and resi
dents, who appear to be perturbed over
the prospect of an insufficient water
supply, manifestly do not anticipate the
usual June rise, with "water, water
everywhere, but not a drop to drink,
Council Bluffs, which is
republican, has gone democratic in its
municipal election. Let South Omaha,
which la normally democratic, even up
next week by giving the republican
nominees substantial majorities.
Now Let la Shndder.
"One soldier on shore was bruised
reads a cable account ot the latest Port
Arthur bombardment. How much longer
will peace-loving nations withhold their
determination to put an end to auch
St. Petersburg editors have been warned
to be careful In printing war news and each
paper must have a "competent military
person" on Its staff. This looks as though
the lately announced freedom of the press
in Russia haa been a short-lived, though
The I'ot Marmara Some.
That eminent civil service reformer, Mr.
Gorman of Maryland, haa been criticising
Theodore Roosevelt for "letting down the
bars." This Incident recalls other days.
when the one-time head of the United
States Civil Service commission chased the
spoilsman from Maryland with a pitch
Henrat Brand of Stamps.
A reporter describing Mr. Max Ikel-
helmcr, Mr. Hearst's commercial traveler,
who blew into Louisville to do a little
peeslnesa for his employer, says that he
had the stamp of metropolitan New York
on his dress." There ta a rumor, however,
that he had other stamps about his clothes
that were decidedly mora Interesting to
those who were ready to do business with
"eelc the Keal Thing;.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Better put up your own strawberry ,1am
when the dear berries are cheap enough.
The star chemist of Nebraska recently
analysed a snmple of Jam and found It
was made chiefly of pumpkin, coal tar
dyes giving it Its loyely tint. It was pre
served in benzoin and the seeds were
ordinary grass seeds. Presumably they
don't put Jam on the Nebraska bread any
The Long? and Strnnsr Pall.
New York Tribune.
This country takes more than one-half
of the baled leaf tobacco which Cuba Im
ports, but less than one-fourth of the num
ber of cigars sent out by the dusky Queen
of the Antilles. So enormous Is the quan
tity of cigars rolled In manufactories In the
United States that the sources of aupply
of the material outside of that raised
under the Stars and Stripes are many and
HH IS NOT SO "STHENt'OCS.
Ezagrserated Popular Impression Con
cernlns; President Rooserelt.
Walter Weilman tn Suocess.
There la a prevalent Impression that Mr.
Roosevelt has led a "strenuous" life In the
White House that he has played there a
strong hand, ruling imperiously, and some
times Impetuously being salf-wllled, high-
spirited and impatient of restraint. Noth
ing could be farther from the truth. Not
In my time has there been a man in the
White House who baa leaned more heavily
upon his advisers; one more eager to seek
and to follow good counsel or one more
prone to "heart to heart" talks with all
whose positions or Interests have given
them right to be heard or offered promise
of good from con Terence with them. Few
great men are actually what they seem
and Mr. Roosevelt la very far from being
the character the popular Impression has
ascribed to him. With rara exceptions he
haa taken no Important step without the
fullest and frankest conferences with mem
bers of his cabinet and loaders ot his
party. In no other recent admlnlatra
tlon' were there so many councils of war
at the White House. At Washington It
Is axlomatlo that Mr. Roosevelt never
does anything without talking it over with
many people cablaet officers, senatora.
rjitnieiiiauvri turn personal mends, so
much ao that it Is a common Joke that
cabinet ministers and a coterie of lead
ing repuiican senators never dare make
dinner engagement, lest they be sum
moned to the Whltn House at the very
moment they should be fo'rklnar their
oysters. It Is not a method which con
duces to the close kteplng of secrets; but
It naa Its advantages, and It glvea a loud
negative to the pretaleut belief that the
president la too self-reliant, and too much
prone to "go It alone," aa a sort of bull
In the china shop of stateamanshlp.
There are exceptions to most rules, and
Mr. Roosevelt, like ull other strong and
fearless men under habitual self-restraint
and discipline. Is liable, now and then.
to ao tne unexpected. Probably the great
eat act or nia administration. In ao far aa
ii Buecia upon ins political future were
concerned, waa performed without con
sulfation even with his cabinet.
tie oraerea suit brought against the
Northern Securities company without once
laying the matter before his constitutional
advUera. Thay knew nothing of It till
they read It In the newspapers. Attorney
Oeneral Knox was tha only man consulted.
Even Mr. Root, the great lawyer from
New York, who knew better than anyone
el the magnitude and sensitiveness of
the interests Involved Root, upon whom
Mr. Roosevelt had so heavily leaned,
had his predecessor In office, that, when
the great war secretary boarded a train
to leave Washington, on the first day of
February, a member of the cabinet re
marked: "There goes back to his law
omca a man who has been president of
the United States for four and one-half
years." even Mr. Foot was not advised.
and the Northern Securities thunderclap
came to bis oars out of a clear blue sky.
BITS Or WASHINGTON LIFE.
Minor Sreaea and Incidents Sketched
n the Spot.
Keeping Chinamen out of the Vnlted
States Is expensive business. Immigration
Commissioner Sargent says the appropria
tion of foOO.OOO a year Is not enough to keep
the yellow peril beyond the border and
wants $600,000 to do the Job effectively dur
ing the next fiscal year. The oommiasloner
says It coats HOO.OOO a year to deport the
Chinamen who slip In. No matter where
one may b picked up. If he Is her un
lawfully he Is shipped back to China and
the government pays all the bills.
A Chinaman waa discovered at Provi
dence, R. I., the other day, and on exam
ination he was ordered to be deported, the
cost of getting him to Hong Kong being
$108. To ship one of them to China from
Norfolk coats 1101 and from Boston 1W.
If they are apprehended at San Francisco
they can be landed at Hong Kong at $45
a head. Ot course, when a yellow man is
found in the east and shipped to San Fran
clsoo, the government must pay for the
transportation of a guardian as well.
Vnlted States marshals are sent In charge
ot them. The Chinamen are held In the
east until a batch of from fifty to loo i
collected, when they are shipped In one
Commissioner Sargent says the Chinamen
submit to all sorts of personal Incon
venlence in attempting to get Into the
country by smuggling. He bints that the
railroad companies connive at this form
of lawbreaking by letting the aliens hide
themselves In various parts of the trains
coming over the border. A couple of weeks
ago a Chinaman was smuggled Into a re
frlgerator car and locked In. The car waa
sidetracked and before It arrived at It
destination the man Inside frose to death
It waa shown that he had paid to a mer
chant In Chicago $150 on his guaranty to
bring him from St. Thomas, Canada, Into
the United States.
'This attack on General Brlstow for the
disclosures in the special postal report re
minds me of a Justice ot the peace In
Mississippi who was hearing a case tried
by a lawyer named Oeorge Smith and an
other named Brown," said Representative
John Sharp Williams to a Washington
PoBt man. "The Justice had been looking
on the corn liquor when It waa white and
he was in a sad state. Smith had the
" 'What is your name?' demanded Smith,
'I object.' said Brown. -'It doesn't
make any difference what his name Is.'
" 'Objection shuatalned, solemnly mut
tered the court.
'Where do you llvef tsked Smith.
I object!' shouted Brown. 'It Is im
material where he lives.
'Shustalned,' said the Justice. Smith
blazed up, calling the Justice a 'drunken
old fool' and adding several other compli
ments. By degreoa the Justice compre
hended the force and drift of the remarks
and then It was his time to get mad.
'Where's Frye?" he demanded. Frye
the constable, emerged from the crowd
with a broad grin, which enraged the
squire still more.
" "Stand up there!' he yelled to the con
stable. 'I fine you $3 for letting George
Smith insult me on the bench. Courts
Samuel C. Bute, who Is a rural tree de
livery carrier with headquarters at Stan
hope, Ta., wrote to the president a few
days ago saying he noticed In the publlo
prints that General Brlstow had been con,
rioted and that his assistant, Holmes Con
rad. was soon to go. Peplorlng this sad
state of affairs, he offered his services to
the president, saying: "I am not a poliu
clan, but I trust I am an honeat man
While I am a small potato politically, my
ambition Is as big as a good-sised thunder
inrm I can come on at once to take
The letter was sent to Postmaster oen
eral Payne, who forwarded it to tne civil
Service commission with this Indorsement
'I think you will agree with me that the
writer, on account of his general inrorma
tlon. Is entitled to rapid promotion.
Commissioner Cooley sent the letter back
to the Postofflce department with this en
dorsement: "The commission entirely
agreea with Mr. Payne that Mr. Bute Is
entitled to every consideration, but regrets
to notice that he regarda as prima fade
evidence ot honeaty the fact that he is not
An ared woman clerk In the pension office
resigned recently and did so in a letter to
Commissioner Ware, of which the following
extract Is about one-fourth:
"It la with peculiar sadness that I place
my hand in the horny old palm which has
so long extended bread and shelter to me
and mine, saying 'Goodby, Uncle Sam.'
As one who sails from a port where years
of deepest meaning and solemn earnestness
have been spent where the surges can
with voices of friends and comrades whose
tender sympathy and helpful hands have
sweetened with hydromel the cup or rue
God's children all must anna so turn i
from the old building whore some or my
tenderest memories are garnered, and
where I and my two helpteas children were
shepherded out of the storm into the fold
of a great and good government. In look
ing backward upon a long experience It
seems to me that only the true, tne oeauu
ful and the good' arise to greet us. for
they are the real things-the Immortal part
of our life on earth. The rest has dropped
from us as the worn garments of our up
ward struKgle; often tear-stained, pernaps
blood-dyed In aome dark Oethsemane
known only to God and the soul."
Gee!" said Ware. "You coum set mat
to music and atng it.
Sneaker Cannon happened along in the
members' lobby when Congressman Suiter
was gating In admiration at the pictures
of former speakers. "Joe," said the New
Yorker, "you're a good deal the best look
In fellow of the lot." "No doubt about
it," answered Cannon without the faintest
sign of a smile. "And you are also tne
smartest man of the bunch, too," continued
Mr. Sulxer. "In fact, you are simply gooa.
I often wonder when I sit in the house
and watch you why It Is the angel Gabriel
does not float down through the glass roof
.nm. mnrnlm and carry you away to the
fields of everlasting bliss." "V ell. 11
Ham." said Cannon, "I have wondered
about that myaelf at times, but under the
rules of the house of representatives such
action would require unanimous consent.
and. William, aomebody would be sure to
When the Washington frlenda of the bill
to glvo former Queen l.muoxaiani iidu.uw
were talking the matter over In the aenate
lobby after the adverse vote recently Mr.
Tillman, who had voted against tne meas
ure, expressed regret that the dusky
daughter of Savage kings did not seem to
understand the strong prejudice existing
in some parts of the country against the
black races. "Now. If aha could ahow
strain of white blood." he exclaimed and
looked defiantly around.
"Beg your pardon, Tillman," retorted
Senator Lodge. "Have you forgotten that
ber great granduncle waa Captain Cook?"
In the roar that followed Mr. Tillman
ild something about reconsidering the
Togo Is called "The Japanese Nelson'
and Makaroff "The Russian Pewey." Not
muoh; If two such men si Pewey and Nl
eon ever came together well, you know
what happened to the Kilkenny cata.
A HEW SENATORIAL, IlICltMOKD.
Norfolk Press: The rress would like to
m W. E. Andrews made United States
senator from Nebraska
Wayne Herald: William E. Andrews of
Hastings, auditor of the Treasury depart
ment at Washington, has yielded to the en
treaties of his friends to become a candi
date for United States senate. His an
nouncement comes a little into to detract
much from the Burkett bxm.
Friend Telegraph: Hon. William K. An
drews of Hastings, Nab., now auditor ot
the treasury at Washington, Is a candliluto
for United States senator to succeed Sena
tor Dietrich. Mr. Andrews Is undoubtedly
the best quail lied of all candidatea nami d
for this position up to date, and undoubt
edly Is the best material to be found In the
state at this time.
York Republican: The candidacy of Hon.
W. E. Andrews Is announced at this late
day. Mr. Andrews Is the man whom tho
republicans of Nebraska ought to elect
United States senator. His Is beyond com
parlson the most fitting candidacy that hits
been mentioned. He Is better qualified for
the duties of the office. He made a historic
fight for republicanism in Nebraska, and
nothing but the campaign of ex-Governor
Crounse ever approached in political splen
dor the fight made by Mr. Andrews for con
gress. It showed him the man of resource,
character and metal. But he will not be
elected, It la feared. His candidacy was
announced too late. Too many men are
tied up In the Burkett movement. Mr.
Andrews intimates that the position, If
tendered him, would be acceptable. lt
Mr. Andrews disabuse his mind. The posi
tion of senator from Nebraska Js not being
"tendered" to anybody. We are not so
"tender" here as all that. There are men
here who are willing to go down into the
ring and fight as for life for the place.
There are men here who would sacrifice
much of fortune and all of truth and honor
to be elected to the place. It Is not going
to be tendered to anybody. He who wants
It must get out on Its trail, and camp there
day and night, and If Mr. Andrews gets it
he will get It only after the tight ot hia life
and he haa been in some hot ones. No
matter what his deservlngs may be, the
name of another Is in the pot.
Senator HanabrougU has made the re
markable discovery that certain lobbyists
are working for certain railroads.
President Nicholas Murray Butler of Co
lumbia university has left New York for
a four weeks' tour through the south and
Trof. Dexter of the University of Illinois
will read a paper at the International Con
gress of School Hygiene at Nurcmburg,
Germany, next month.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, who hns
just announced his Intention to retire from
publlo life, is one of the few men to whom
King Edward vainly offered a peerage.
M. Jules Gamier, the engineer whoso dls
covery of nickel In New Caledonia hns
been such a source of wealth for that
French colony, has just died In Montono,
All New York is scratching Itself because
of an epidemic of the acarus scabies.
parasite so small aa to be almost invlslblo,
yet potent enough to almost drive Its vie
A New York veterinary says the docking
of horses' tails Is painless when scientific
ally performed, yet he admits that more
than 1 per cent die of tltanus as the re
sult of the operation. Bclence doesn't seem
to be so successful with the aftermath.
The Stockholm court has pronounced the
Arctlo explorer, Andree, to be dead In law,
the legal term of disappearance having
Just expired. Andree left Spitsbergen on
July 11, 1897, with two companions In a bal
loon, with the object of reaching the North
Cotton King Sully did not lose Ms head
during the excitement. Nor is he likely to
become a publlo charge right away. Be
fore the tumble he purchased an annuity
of $10,000 a year, gave his wife a S20O.O0
home and salted $800,000 In her name. The
bankrupt Is not always the loser.
A published photograph of President
Smith of Utah shows him surrounded by
five wives and thirty-four children. Seven
of the children appenr to have got away.
Everybody looks well fed and well dressed.
and the only thing lacking Is the Inscrip
tion: "How to be happy, though married."
Senator Quay possesses a long pull as
well as a strong pull In other lines than
politics. When his doctor reduced his
smoke to half a cigar a day he ordered a
special design fifteen Inches long, each
marked In the center. The pull la two
hours long and is Btrlctly within the doc
William N. Armstrong, a member of the
cabinet of Kalakaua, the laat king of Ha
waii, has written an account of a Journey
around the world with his royal master.
Maxima Gorky, that strange, dramatic.
pasalonate writer of realism, was 38 years
old last week. Hia real name is Allcksel
Maxlmovltch Fleahkov, but the reading
world knows him only aa "Gorky."
Kansas turns out a larger assortment of
freaks and wonders than any state In the
union. The source of supply promUes to
last for ages. Only the other day a native
and his wife took their first ride on a rail
road train. The male freak had his head
out of the car window, and as the train ap
proached a cattle chute he yelled to hia
partner, "Hoi' tight. Bailie; she's goln" to
Jump the fence."
William Alden Smith, who touched off the
Cannon boom In the house at Washington
the other day, Is a beet rugar congress
man who enjoys the fame of having talked
bark at Mr. Roosevelt. It was on an oc
casion of instruction at the White House.
Mr. President," said Smith, who waa one
of the instructed, "I think I know what
my duty Is to my constituents as well aa
you do, and I may as well tell you tnat i
am no western uroncno mat can o nuui-u
against his will."
flome time ago Secretary Shaw appointed
two widows to temporary cierasmps in
the Treaaury department. The time al
lowed for temporary clerkships baa ex
pired, but the secretary Insists on keeping
the two widows on the pay roll. The Civil
Service commission has raged Impotently
at this decision, pointing out that It is
against all klnda of statutes and precedents.
Mr. Shaw camly refuses to remove me
two women, saying each has four or Ave
children to support. "But 1 11 tell you
what to do," said he to the commissioners.
"Just make your protest to me In writing
and make It aa strong as you can; then
you will have done your duty and eased
your consciences. Ann nrr mm ...-
poor women will coniinus iu innu .now
We know that in order to
give you better value
VOU can ODiain eisewncro -e
Nut, $6.00-splendid for cooking.
Tel. 127. VICTOR WHITE
Oil 41.1. VK l'F.XMO KYKIlYBODYt
What Mny lie K peeled from a Service.
I.rsllo'a Weekly (rtp.).
Nit lthMumilng the strong, united and
outspoken opposition to the press pf tbs
country, regardless of party, to the ser
vice pension bill Introduced by Mr. Sul
toway, there Is reason to fear that It will
ultimately become a law. And this In the
fiiee of the fact that the national treas
ury Is threatened with a deficit of about
Ho,fm,ono at the end of another flscal year,
and that wo are already committed to
the most lll'erat war pension system ever
borne by any people, Involving an annual
expenditure of nearly J140.000.000. If this
proposed bill Is passed It la estimated that
It will add aliout 100,000 names to the pen
sion rolls, and at least S.0oaooo to the
pension budget, and possibly twice or
thrice that amount.
Hut tho Increase of the national expendi
ture which this new pension bill will en
tall upon tho country will be the least
among the evlla resulting from Its enact
ment. It will go further than anything
has yet done to make patriotism, already
a much cheapened word, synonymous with
selfishness, and will commit us at once and
for all time to the sordid and vicious doc
trine thnt every man who suffers or sac
rifices anything for Ms country, must ex
pect his reward for it sooner or later In
Such a dortrlne. It need hardly be said,
applied In every sphere of life, would rob
humanity of much that Is finest, Sweetest
and noblest In oil Its achievements, and
would reduce everything thnt makes for
heroism and self-denial among men to
the level of the bargain counter. It would
turn every American soldier Into a hireling
Incited to do battle for his country, not by
threats of Invasion or disruption, but by
tho Jingle of tho money to be paid to him
afterwards should he survive the chances
of war. It will not be a fight for glory,
for tho homage of a grateful reople, but
a conflict for filthy lucre.
It is difficult to see how. with this pro
posed law In force, the government could
summon Its citizens to arms again with
old-tlmo appeals to their valor ai.d patriot
Ism "Thy country reeds thee, come" the
call that has thrilled and moved so many
hearts and stirred to action so many brave
souls In other days. Under the new sys
tem a call to arms for any purpose, no
matter what Its precise terms might be,
must be regarded as a strnl-ht business
proposition a plain quid pro quo trans
And If this service law, why not go fu
ther? Where is the end? Thoso who
served In tho ranks are by no means the
only ones who suffered keehly and griev
ously both In body and purse by the op
erations of tho civil wnr. Somo eloquent
writer has paid a noblo tribute to the
heroism and devotion of tho unnumbered
millions "who remained behind," the men
and women who ngonlzed nt home and of
ten sacrificed their nil, thnt those at the
front might he strengthened and helped
to keep nt tho fight. The country owes
more than It can ever hope to repay to
these unknown ones "who remained be
hind" and did the duties that needed to
be dono at home no less than at tho front.
Why not search them out and round them
up now, and pension them, too?
"I received a cool but satisfactory letter
"It contalnod a draft." Yale Record.
"Yes, he's been quite successful as a
"Why, I wouldn't pick him out as a good
"He Isn't, but he gets paid for It whether
re guesses rifht or not. He's a doctor."
Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
The experience of mankind has shown
that with the same recipe Mary Ann is
likely to secure a much better result in the
kitchen with the pus stove than Marianne.
In the parlor with the chafing dish. Burner
Mrs. Stubb I tell you if there were no
women it would be terrible.
Mr. Stubb I should say so. A lot of
sapheads at publlo banquets wouldn't know
what to say, unless they could get up
and bawl "to the ladles!" Chicago Newa
"Money," said Senator Sorghum, "is the
cause of a great doal of corruption."
"I am glail you admit it."
"Yes, I trtmlt and deplore it. My ambi
tion for some time has been to get enough
of It to be beyond the reach of tumpta-
lion. vtaamngion star.
Mra Jagway Do you mean to say you
went and voted while In this disgraceful
Mr. Jagway Y' bet I did, ro'dear. Voted
'cr st-atralght, too.
Mrs. Jagway Voted straight! Huh! When
you can't even walk straight! Chicago
"I understand your friend Jenkins has
reslgr.od that city clerkship ho held."
"Oh, wasn't it voluntary?"
"Well, it was Just aa voluntary as liU
contributions to the caincaiirn fund wera."
"You say that stout chap In the op
posite box owes his fortune to politics T"
"Well, yea; he got so awfully defeated
the first time he ran for office that ho
has stuck strictly to business ever slnoe."
Alice Tho society life is strenuous.
Clara Yes, Indeed; sometime at recep
tions we havo to try three times before
wn can tret Into tho dining room. Detroit
TlltJ HOY THAT LIVns) MXT IHIOH.
Oft I've envied goodly people
boast a model boy
The. kind that will not fight or shout, or
break each coatly toy
Who never tracks Ills muddy boots about
the house, nor lllugs
His playthings on tliu parlor floor my boy
did all these thing:
And whenever 1 no, ,1,1 chide him, and his
recklens ways deplore,
I would aiwa hid nun pattern by the boy
that lived uext door.
Yet the playthings would get broken In the
careless little hand,
And my hcu, tome ingh to bursting whan
lie brought Ms pliato band
To tear the house to atoms while I talked
and talked in vain
To keep the kiiikII hoi flnticts from my shin
But when er I. in Imuid-riow trousers or bis
ruffled shirt he tore,
Ha would nay lie "didn't want to hear of
that good boy next door."
Now at liut I've per tod quiet there la
stillness every day;
And my wlndow-nones so grimy have grown
clear and lirlglit for aye;
And 1 strain mine eye to Ibid the slightest
rnud-prlnt on the floor
But alas my house la Kpollesa as the boy's
that lives next door!
How I listen-till nv longing tars do ac.hu
to catch a sound;
And if only I could find a shoe, or broken
But, all no'. 1 only hearken, hearken vainly
And I only hear the laughter of the boy
that lives next door.
retain your trade we must
than VipT Tf
COAL CO. 1605 Farnam
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