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THE OMAHA DAILY KEE: FRIDAY, JUNE 10. 1904.
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. Old Omaha is still quite young.
The June rise Is coming on schedule
time. c .
San Domingo looked at Colorado and
then quit illghtlng.
Former Acting Mayor Zlmman la now
In position to write a book entitled
"Mayor for a, Day." ' ' i
The singularity of plurality la shown
when Utah women organize a society
for the propagation of polygamy.
Four inches of snow at Lead vi lie
would indicate that Colorado can keep
cool under adverse circumstances.
We are glad to know that the assess
ment of that baronial castle was not the
teal cause of, Mr. Joalyn's grievance.
r What is ptiEEling the Jacksonlan club
.now that the kitty has been scared
pway Is how to raise the funds to pay
'the ice man.
On the blackboard of the Bchool board
the Janitors permanent list appears to
be listed higher than the teachers' per
If President Stlckney will bring that
mammoth elevator along he will be wel
come to participate in the old settlers'
Russian military , experts say they
are in doubt as to what Oeneral'Kouro
patkln will do, and they may know as
much about it as the general himself.
The Nebraska seml-bentennlal celebra
tion Is a public celebration. No special
invitations are required nor should any
one interested stand on ceremony.
When Morocco accedes to all of the
demands of Raisouli and thus puts a
premium upon brigandage, Trance can
not begin its benevolent assimilation
Today belongs to the old settlers. To
morrow belongs to the current genera
tion which is to complete the work be
gun by the founders of Nebraska fifty
Adjutant General Bell, of Colorado
deplores the wrecking of the Victor
Record office, but it is noticeable that
be sent no men with rifles after the
perpetrators of the outrage.
Henry Watterson looks with dread
to the time when the office of presi
dent may be sold to the highest bidder,
but Colonel Watterson will have to ad
mit that the first attempt in this direc
tion has met with failure.
As a., royal jollier King E J ward can
hardly be called a success. Ills friendly
words to the Irish called out a protest
from the Ixmdon Times and now the
Spectator fears be will say too much
when he meets the kaiser.
The grand jury has adjourned without
finding any substantial grounds for those
well denned rumors, but parties whose
political stock in trade is made up
chiefly of well defined rumors may be
depended upon to continue to circulate
It is bard to part with some tradi
tions. We are told, for example, by
Uncle Bill Bnowden, who claims to be
the oldest inhabitant at this time, that
the late A. I). Jones was not the first
postmaster of Omaha, although he car
ried letter in his bat
We have been asked to keep it strictly
confidential that there la a 000-barrel
a day flouring mill in sight of Omaha,
but we divulge no secret when we say
that its erection will be hailed with
a good deal of satisfaction by every
man and woman interested in the
growth and prosperity of this city.
protest itco dimochats.'
That there are many democrats In
New York who are opposed to Parker
has been made evident since the action
of tbe-AIbany convention Indorsing biro
a lid fresh testimony to this effect is fur
nished in the call, for a state conven
tion to be held June 18 for the purpose
of sending a delegation to' St Louis to
protest against nominating rarkrr. The
democrats Identified with this move
ment some of whom have long been
prominent in Empire state politics, de
clare that Judge Parker could not carry
New York if he were nominated with
the present Influence back of him. In
their call tbey characterize the platform
of the convention that instructed for
Parker as meaningless and warn the
national democracy "that a candidate
who has no principles, or does not de
clare them, and stands on a platform
of platitudes, cannot carry the state
of New York and does not deserve suc
cess." They further any, that common
honesty requires that the national dem
ocratic platform shall express the pur
Iose of the party 'clearly and so define
its policy ' with reference, to present
Issues that It cannot be misunderstood.
How Important this movement will
prove In its effect upon the chances of
the New York jurist cannot be clearly
foreseen, but the signers of the call are
men of force and influence and as they
are undoubtedly In earnest it is most
reasonable to assume that their action
will command the serious attention of
democrats throughout the country and
cannot fall to make an Impression upon
the delegates to the national conven
tion. It Is not to be doubted that these
protesting democrats, who assert that in
the action of the Albany convention
the section of the state which furnishes
democratic majorities is misrepresented,
reflect the views and the position of a
very considerable body of voters. There
fore when they unqualifiedly declare
that Parker with the present influence
back of him could not carry New York
the statement is ono which the demo
crats cf the country will hardly be dis
posed to ignore or treat with indif
ference. Even with a united and harmonious
party behind him in his own state there
would be no certainty of Judge Parker
carrying It. Any serious defection, such
as is now being manifested, would as
sure his defeat in New York. It is
needless to say that this consideration
will have great weight at St Louis
should the anti-Parker element in the
Empire state carry out the purpose it
has announced and which there is every
reason to believe it will do. This move
ment Is very likely to stimulate the
opposition to Parker in other states and
to Induce some of the delegates who are
now Inclined to support him to revise
their judgment as toy the expediency of
doing so. At all events the Parker
chances are distinctly injured by this
movement the more so from the fact
that the men identified wiyi, t do not
Indicate a preference for any one of the
pos-lble candidates. They go no'farther
thai: o protest against the action of the
Albany convention. and announce their
opposition to the candidate who refuses
to state his views' pn national ques
tions, declaring that "when be asplrea
to a political office and seeks to assume
the leadership of a great party his
silence Is an insult to the intelligence
of the American people." ,
ADVMHT VP TUB VOTIKQ MAC H11IK
Polk county, Iowa, and the city of
Des Moines, have decided to substi
tute voting machines for the paper bal
lots, and the contract has been let for
fifty-one machines at an expense of
f25,00G Wblle this may seem a very
large sum, the Investment cannot fall
to effect a very large saving in the long
run in the conduct of elections.
A battery of fifty voting machines
would be more than ample for Omaha
and South Omaha. They are now di
vided into eighty-eight voting precincts
with five election officers at each pre
cinct, drawing $3 a day. The use of
voting 'machines would also curtail ma
terially the expense of registration. In
stead of eighty-eight registration boards
there would be only fifty, and possibly
a less number could readily enroll all
the voters now registered in the two
Most desirable of all would be the
promptness In securing correct returns
and the avoidance of frivolous and
costly election contests on account of
alleged ballot box stuffing and tally
sheet padding. In case of the adoption
of the Minnesota primary election law
there would be a still greater saving
effected by the use of machine voting
in place of ballot voting. Under the
Minnesota law the day set apart for
registration Is also primary election day
for voters of all parties. When a voter
presents 'himself for registration he is
furnished a blank ballot of the party
with which he affiliates and at once de
posits the ballot after he lias marked
It This does away wlh the possible
chance of repeating. Incidentally the
Minnesota plan insures a free expression
of party sentiment and saves the party
organization the expense and trouble of
drumming up voters and conducting sep
arate primary elections.
Working men and working women,
and people in quest of employment gen
erally, should keep away from St Louis
unless they are prepared to meet 'with
disappointment Thousands of men and
women who imagined that they would
find lucrative employment In the expo
sltlon city are now stranded there and
ninuy of them are in dire distress.
Long before the fair opened St. Louis
was the Mecca of the unemployed from
all sections of the country. The sup
ply soon became much greater than the
demand, and many of those who had
confidently expected to secure soft
berths were glad to accept menial posi
tions at nominal wages. A large num
ber of those who were able to pay their
way back to tbelr hornet hive returned
poorer in pocket "t richer in expe
rience. Many thousands are now seek
ing employment In Chicago, which, be
ing the nearest and most promising of
the larger cities, is generally the point
of retreat "When the disappointed
come here," says the Chicago Inter
Ocean, "they are willing and anxious to
do anything, and the crowds that gather
dally around the newspaper o Aires wait
ing for the editions to come from the
press scan every line In the 'Help
Wanted' columns. Especially Is the
number of women and girls who are
searching for work unusual. They are
storming the restaurants asking to act
as waitresses, but willing to go Into the
kitchen if necessary to clean the pots
and pans or scrub the floors."
There are, doubtless, many men and
women In this section of the eonntry
bo have been anxiously waiting to
save up money enough to go to St.
Louis in order to strike paying employ
ment To those a word of caution
should be sufficient Keep away from
PER CAPITA CIRCULATION.
According to the treasury statement
the volume of money in circulation con
tinues to Increase at the rate of from
$12,000,000 to $15,000,000 a month, which
may be taken as a fair indication of the
increase in trade and commerce. At the
beginning of the present month the per
capita circulation was $.'K).09, based on
an estimated population of 81,752,000.
Tills is a little less than the per capita
circulation a month ago, the decline be
ing due to the large withdrawal of gold
during the last weeks of May.
With a circulation of over $2,500,000,
000, which is steadily Increasing by ad
ditions to the gold supply and to the na
tional bank currency, there Is manifestly
no reason for doubting that the supply
of money is adequate for the legitimate
business needs of the country. The Ne
braska democratic platform says that de
mocracy "would secure to the people a
volume of standard money sufficient to
keep pace with the demand for money."
Can there be any question that we now
have such a volume for every legitimate
demand? It does not appear that any
where the merchant or manufacturer
who Is entitled to credit cannot get what
money he needs for his business and at
reasonable rates. This money is "stan
dard," every dollar of it worth one hun
dred cents and on an entirely sound and
secure basis. The currency situation, as
shown by the official figures, is alto
PAYIKO INC GOVERNMENT.
The first payment on the loan of
$4,600,000 made by the government to
the Louisiana Purchase exposition will
become due June 15 and the manage
ment has been notified by the secretary
of the treasury that it is expected the
payments will be promptly met other
wise he will take charge of the receipts
and collection of tickets, as required by
the terms of the loan. Secretary Shaw
has also suggested to President Francis
that something be done by the manage
ment to stimulate attendance at the
fair, which thus far has not been so
good as was reasonably expected.
It seems to be the quite general opin
ion that the weakest point in the man
agement of the exposition has been the
Inadequate effort to attract public atten
tion to it An eastern paper observes
that the chief defect is that the fair has
lacked a, competent bureau of publicity
and that its merits, which Ought to have
been spread to the four corners of the
globe for six months before it opened,
are now known chiefly to the few peo
ple who have actually visited it. There
was some advertising done, but it was
not on a very liberal scale when the
greatness of the enterprise is considered,
and it was not persisted in as it should
have been. It is perhaps too late now
to remedy the defect, yet the advice of
Secretary Shaw that something be done
to stimulate attendance should not go
unheeded, if the exposition is not to be
an utter failure financially. Another
thing that has operated to keep people
away from St Louis is the belief that
has obtained that visitors were sub
jected to extortionate charges.' There
has undoubtedly been exaggeration as to
this, but the reports have been very
generally accepted and have necessarily
had an unfavorable effect upon the at
tendance. It appears probable that the exposition
management will not be able to promptly
meet payments pn tbe government loan
and In that event it will be the impera
tive duty of the secretary of the treas
ury to take charge of the receipts. This
would be a somewhat humiliating cir
cumstance for the management but
should have no detrimental effect upon
The official circular Issued by the
Union Pacific railroad on June 2, 1804,
embodies Information that may be in
structive and useful for the guidance
of the State Board of Railroad Assess
ment The gross receipts of the Union
Pacific system, including the Oregon
Railroad , and Navigation company's
lines, for the month of April aggregate
$4,159,027.25, as against $4,002,305.30
for the same month in 1003, and the
expenses for the month of April, 1004,
were $2,373,253.21, as against $2,380,
402.40. This shows an Increase in gross
receipts of more than 20 per cent Over
the same month of the preceding year.
For the ten months ending April 80,
1004, the gross receipts of the Union Pa
cifl system were $"10,110,002.02, as
against $41, 645,052 82 for the same
period of the preceding year, wblle the
expenses for tbe ten months ending
April 3a 1004, were $25,122,242.65, as
against $22,003,215.73, making a surplus
for the ten months ending April 30,
1004. of $20,087,849.07, as against $18,
742,737.00 for the ten months of the
preceding year, or a net Increase for the
ten months ending April 80, 1004, of
$2,245,112.88. While these figures in
clude with the Union Pacific system
its auxiliary lines west of Salt Lake,
which are reputed to be earning a great
deal less per mile than the Union Pa
cific proper, tliey clearly Justify the
assumption that the Union Pacific rail
road hns been earning a great deal
more for the last year than during the
preceding year and Is, therefore, much
more valuable as a going property than
It ever has been.
Former City Attorney Murdock of
South Omaha has extended an invita
tion to all parties who have suitable
city hall sites to make known at what
price they are willing to part with them
so that he may be able to ascertain the
probable amount of city hall bonds to bo
Issued. If Mr. Murdock would explain
why he is so deeply Interested In bond
issues, or rather why he was so deeply
Interested in a former bond issue, he
would disarm the suspicion of some
Soulh Omaha taxpayers that there Is a
deal on with bond speculators.
There Is reason to believe that Jim
Hill and his associates do not look with
disfavor on the proposition to take Mr.
Knox out of the attorney general's office
and place him in the United States sen
ate from Pennsylvania. They might
fare no better at the hands of his suc
cessor in the cabinet, but they are sure
they could fare no' worse.
The Japanese minister to Cores says
that Japan must rule the Hermit
Kingdom while maintaining the fiction
of Corean independence. Some people
think Uncle Sara has a somewhat sim
ilar problem not far from the gone of
the proposed Interoceanlc canal.
The Great Endorsed.
New York Tribune.
Ex-President Cleveland has twice de
clared himself in favor of Judge Parker's
nomination. Is It to be another case of
three times and out?
The White Man's Burden.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The white man's burden In Thibet is esti
mated at (1,600,000 a month, with a prospect
of speedy Increase. But Mr. Bull feels
pretty solid again, now that tbs Band yield
of gold is nearlng the old figures.
What the Shlpbatldera Want.
From the hearings before the maritime
commission it appears to the general public
that the shipbuilders can think of but one
way to build up the merchant marine, and
that la to get the taxpayer to add to his
lfethln the Matter with Kuui.
For stealing 2300,000 a Kansas bank cashier
has been sentenced Jo thirty-five year In
the penitentiary. Kansas deserve a good
deal of respect for this, and If her governor
doesn't pardon him at leaat ona world's
record will have to be -marked up for tha
Sunflower state. . -i . "
Blissful Hoars of Parkerlaa alienee.
It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who al
luded to that blessed succession:
And Silence, like 'a, poultice, comes
To heal the blows'' of sound.
Who, after eight Hears of Bryan, would
begrudge the democracy the blissful hours
of peace and quietude? As political strategy
does not the late' fixator' Quay's injunc
tion sUll obtain: "DeBeaver, don't talk."
Manifold other considerations could be
cited herewith, but those not absorbed "by
democratic prospects must praise the judge
for his altruistic silence. Relief from too
much talk la delightful.
BRYAN OS PARTY LOYALTY.
Cnrloas Admission fey Hint la His
Reply to a finest Ion.
Baltimore News (ind.).
Mr. William J. Bryan, In the current
issue of the Commoner, publishes the reply
be sent to a letter recently received from a
citizen of a western state, asking him to
state whether he proposed to bolt or would
vote the ticket "no matter what platform
was adopted and no matter who was nom
inated." Mr. Bryan does not evade the
question, and he answers It in a very proper
and sensible manner. . "While a democrat
presumes," says the editor of the Com
moner, "that his convention will write a
platform and nominate a ticket that he
can conscientiously support. It Is not a
conclusive presumption, and I do not be
lieve that any one ought to be asked or
expected to aay that no matter what a
convention doea he will support the ticket,"
Mr. Bryan follows . this up by pointing
out that It is only by Individuals reserving
a certain degree of freedom to reject their
own party's action that any significance
is given to political campaigns. But after
thia general remark comes a particular
observation, which 1 of curious Interest, as
to the relative position .of tbe two wings
of the democratic party.
"You will notice," says the twice chosen
leader of tbe regular democracy, "that the
eastern democrats never pledge themselves
to support the ticket, and there la no rea
son why western democrats ahould hold
at a lower value their duty to give to their
country their best conscience and 'their
best Judgment at the time when action la
required. Because eastern democrats re
fuse to make promises and assert their
right to Independent action after the con
vention, their opinions are now being con
sulted, while it is not thought necessary
to consult the opinions of those who vo
ciferously announce that neither their con
victions nor their Interests need be con
sidered, but that they can be counted upon
to hurrah for anything in the platform
and to change their own opinions whenever
the eastern democrats decide that the time
has come to change."
Here Is something that Cleveland demo
crats, and anti-Bryan democrats generally,
who are going to the St. Louis convention
as delegates will do well to paste in their
hats. It contains more than one point
that la extremely pertinent in connection
with the past and the future of the party.
In the first place, it suddenly elevates the
democrats who bolted Bryan from their fa
miliar position as "traitors", a position
which no one has done more than Mr.
Bryan to place them in to the lofty rank of
citisens who "give to their country their
best conscience and their best Judgment at
the time when action is required."
It la safe to say that If this view of the
anti-Bryan bolt had been put forward from
the beginning very few of the southern and
western democrats especially tbe southern
democrats would have lashed themselves
Into that state of hostility and hatred to
Mr. Cleveland which w have heard so
much about. But a still more interesting
point Is to be noted as a consequence of
this deliverance of Mr. Bryan, When he
complains that tbe democrats who consti
tute tha bulk of his following have no In
fluence In party councils because they
"vociferously announce that they can be
counted upon to hurrah for anything In
the platform," what becomea of the claim
that has so long been dinned into our ears
that (,000,000 democrats declared for Bryan,
while only a handful were against bimT
BITS Or WASHIKGTO LITE.
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
on the Snot.
Lyman L. Kebler, chief of the drug lab
oratory of the Department of Agriculture,
Is conducting In behalf of the government
an Inquiry into the adulteration of drugs.
The statement Is made that from 60 to 75
per cent of the medicines dispensed by
druggists are either willfully adulterated
or of Inferior quality. Mr. Kebler thinks
that a certain standard of strength and
purity should be established for all Im
portant drugs, and a federal law passed
providing for the punishment of persons
who sell medicinal compounds that fall
short of the required standards. Mr. Keb
ler recently obtained a dosan samples of
laudanum and an analysis of them revealed
a variation of BOO per cent. This could not
be due to material variations In the crude
product, for all opium Imported Into this
country is examined by the custom house
officers, and if it contains less than 9 per
cent of morphine it is virtually excluded
by a duty of $6 a pound. Tincture of nux
vomica was also found to vary widely In
strength. Adulterations at the present
time, however, are for the most part con
ducted on scientific principles, or else con
sist In selling goods merely of Inferior
quality. The modern adulterator Is usually
well versed In the most recent discoveries
of science bearing on his particular prod
ucts, and If his manipulations are disclosed
along certain lines he Immediately turns
his energies In another direction. Conse
quently he Is always one step In advance
of the analyst.
The Indians all knew the late Senator
Quay as their friend. A few months ago
a pretty Indian girl from some western
reservation Journeyed .to Washington to
secure the kindly offices of Senator Quay
In procuring a pardon for her brother. He
had committed murder. Senator Quay
listened to her story and then asked:
"Were there any extenuating circum
stances connected with the shootingT"
"Yes, my brother killed at 600 yards,"
said the maiden.
This brought a ray of hope to the sen
ator. He thought that any man who could
kill at 600 yards would appeal to the presi
dent Attorney General Knox was visited.
Mr. Quay said: "I have never asked you
for anything since you have been In office.
I now want something. I desire a pardon
for thia Indian."
The case waa carried to the president,
and he was told of the extenuating cir
cumstances. There were probably others
than his fine shooting, for the Indian was
The ornithologists of the Department of
Agriculture have been making an Investiga
tion of the economlo value of the Bob
White, as a result of which it Is now an
nounced that that bird is "probably the
moat useful abundant species on tbe
Field observations, experiments and ex
aminations show that tbe Bob White con
sumes large quantities of weed seeds and
destroys many of the worst Insect pests
with which farmers contend, and yet It
does not Injure grain, fruit or any other
It Is calculated that from September 1
to April 80, annually. In Virginia alone,
the total consumption of weed seed by
Bob Whites amounts to S73 tons. Some of
the pests which it habitually destroys, the
report says, are tbe Mexican cotton (boll
weevil, which damages tbe cotton crop
upward of 115,000,000 a year; the potato
bettle, which cuts off 10,000,000 .from the
value of the potato crop; the cotton worms,
which have been known to cause 190,000,000
loss In a year; the cinch bug and the
Rocky t mountain locust, scourges' which
leave desolation in their path, and have
caused loss to the extent of 1100,000,000 in
The report urges measures to secure the
preservation of the Bob Whites In this
Tbe Waahlngton police are most polite
and obliging. They will hunt up and re
store missing husbands as well as children.
Recently a woman went to a station house
and said to the sergeant: "My husband
has not been home to his dinner, and
everything Is getting cold. I wish you
would make him come home." Whereupon
a detachment of coppers went out sleuthing
for the recalcitrant husband, found him
playing poker in a room over a tailor shop
and sent him home double quick to his
"Placed on file" Is the record made at the
Navy department of a thousand and one
suggestions received for Improving the effi
ciency of the service. And It is safe to say
that these suggestions will be permitted to
remain on file undisturbed until it is neces
sary to .clear away the accumulation of
useless material In the department, when
they will be sent to the refuse heap. The
department is also In receipt of suggestions
from tha same class of Inventors, and one
southern genius Is represented In his claim
for attention by an ex-secretary of the
navy, who has asked that expert considera
tion be given to a monster balloon which
shall be carried amidships, directly over
the smokestacks, from which the balloon
Is to obtain its gases.' The idea is that the
balloon will be released on occasion and
sent aloft for obaervation purposes, and.
If opportunity presents itself, to make an
attack from above on the ships of the
enemy. Tha plana are accompanied by Il
lustrations showing what would happen if
a shell struck a vessel under suoh circum
stances. The Navy department Is also re
ceiving from numerous quarters plans and
suggestions prompted by the disaster to tbe
British submarine boat.
It was reported In the dispatches that one
man In the boat waa released by being fired
from tha torpedo tube, and it occurred to
various Inventors that some such thing
might be done for all the occupants of a
disabled submarine at the bottom of the
sea, the difficulty being In getting the last
man out. The Inventors accordingly ap
plied themselves to figuring out how the
last man might get out of the boat and
reach a place of safety. Naval officers say
that If the means of escape existed for
anyone on a submarine under such circum
stances it would be a simple matter to have
the last man escape in the same way as
his companions. There are enough electri
cal appliances to make a project of that
sort possible. The inventors who have
written to the department appeared to
think that the Incident was surrounded
with many difficulties. It Is said In the
navy that those who go down In the sub
marines probably realize that If anything
happens to make return to the surface im
possible their fate Is sealed ss tightly as
the boat In which they are imprisoned.
Taklna; a Large Contract.
They tell us the value of tha year's farm
products In the United States is approxi
mately $4,600,000. Thus the gentlemen who
at sundry times dream of forming a great
co-operative monopoly to control the prod
ucts of the farm may make some esUmate
of the else of the Job tbey are so fond or
Keenlaar In Its Reputation.
Kansas City Journal.
Among those who were granted new trials
by tbe Missouri supreme court yesterday
by reason of legal technicalities were three
St. Louis boodlers, three of the Webb City
"fake" foot racera and a Kansas City man
who cut his little child's Ureal
Improves iho flavor and adds to
iho hoallhfulncss of tho food.
RICE baking powder co ohioaqo.
FOR A SARTORIAL CAMPAIGN.
Clothes ns a Factor In Electing; Pres.
ldents nnd Vice Presidents.
Kansas City Star.
The one point in connection with Judge
Parker's candidacy which seems to have
defied all attempts at concealment Is that
he Is well groomed. Whatever may be the
effeot of such an admission on the demo
cratic heart and mind, it la conceded on all
hands that the Judge is the glass of fash
ion and the mold of form. It would be Im
possible, of course, to keep this fact a
secret, since the managers of Judge Parker
have insisted only on surrounding his views
and principles with mystery, and have ven
tured no restrictions on his external mani
festations. The revolt ' of many democrats from
Bryanlsm may, It Is believed. Indicate a
growing Impulse favorable to the Idea of
personal embellishment, for which Judge
Parker stands. Mr. Bryan's slouch hats
and alpaca coats have become a bit passe
during the progress of two campaigns and
the natural human instinct tor variety and
change might be gratified with beneficial
results to the democracy by the exploita
tion of a sprue dresser like Judge Parker,
who looks like a president, anyway.
Meanwhile the development of the boom
of J. Lee Webster of Nebraska for the
vice presidential nomination chows that
the republicans are not disposed to neglect
the faotor of estheticism In the nomina
tion of their ticket. With all due respect
for the sterling and rugged qualities of
Theodore Roosevelt his most ardent ad
mirers would not think of claiming that he
could compete with Judge Parker as a
sartorial paragon. To drop into plain lan
guage, the' president 1 ' a pretty bad
dresser. A man less distinguished and able
than himself could scarcely afford to be as
careless as he Is In the details of his toilet.
But with a running mate like Mr. Web
ster, with his prismatic waistcoats and a
general wardrobe adequate to all of the re
quirements of a national qampalgn, the
democrats, even with Judge Parker as
their leader, would have no advantage Over
the opposition. There is no use for either
the democrats or the republicans to maun
der in this age of the world about "Jef
fersonlan simplicity," for that is all pant.
In society, in business, in politics, good
clothes and personal appearance count for
a whole lot. With Parker growing stronger
every day and J. Lee Webster constantly
Burning more plausible proportions as a
vice presidential candidate, the prospects
for an animated and' Interesting campaign
on the Issue that clothes help to make the
party could not be brighter.
Already St Louis has become the Mecca
of 82 per cent of this summer's honeymoon
Senator Raines of New York Is now the
governor of the state, pro tern., and for
the next few days the Raines law ought to
be enforced if It la ever going to be.
The shirt waist man may not stay in the
employ of the St. Louis exposition or of any
of its concessionaires. All the attendants
have been requested to wear their coats.
The first library in the south devoted
exclusively to negroes Is about to be
erected at Galveston, Tex., through funds
bequeathed by the late Henry Rosenberg,
a philanthropist of that city.
Edward Aughlnbaugh, who waa the first
prisoner taken by John Brown's men In
the memorable raid in Virginia In 1869, has
been in the drug business In Indianapolis
almost continuously since the war.
Harry S. Cummlngs, the colored law
yer who has been selected to make one of
the speeches at the republican national
convention in Chicago, Is a member of
the Baltimore bar, and waa educated at
When a boy in his father's office George
J. Gould learned the telegrapher's art, and
he has kept It up ever since. A private
wire connects Georgian ' Court, his home
In Lakewood, N. J., with his office In
Broadway, New York, and aa Mrs. Gould
also understands telegraphy they are able
to chat whenever Occasion demands.
First among a late batch of candidates
to pass physical examination at the An
napolis Naval academy was C. W. Adair
of Xenla, O. Midshipman Adair Is a striot
vegetarian and has not tasted a particle
of animal food for Over two years. He
does not even allow himself soup, fish or
butter, though many of his cult refuse to
gd so far. Young Adair has a fine physique.
All the qualities so much desired in a perfect table water ar
most happily combined in
Its sparkling purity cannot be excelled. Londonderry has a
peculiar frenhness of its own that places It In a clati by itself,
and makes it incomparable with other table waters, In which so
many disagreeable features are found. Herein lies the secret of
it superior blending qualities with all wines and liquors.
Londonderry is therefore especially adapted for the mixing of a
High Ball," to which it lends a charm beyond comparison.
THE RICHARDSON DRUB CO.,
01 JACKSON STREET,
BANK WRECKERS AND OTHERS.
Polite Rascality Finds a Court Equal
to the Emerarency.
J. E. Marceil was a Kansas bank cashier.
He forged papers tq the amount of $300,000,
thereby wrecking his Institution. Being
found guilty, he has . been sentenced to
thirty-five years' Imprisonment. He must
serve eighteen years of that time before
he can even be released on parole. Already
he has put on the convict stripes and be
gun to learn the tailoring trade as appren
tice under an Imprisoned outlaw and bank
robber, Emmet Dalton.
Probably It waa the belief on the part
of the court that Marceil had concealed
the greater part of his stealings, hoping
to profit by them after his sentence expired,
that led to the infliction of the very severe
punishment. Nevertheless, It Is clear that
there was no Inclination whatever 'to view
his offense with any sentimental leniency.
His victims were Ih final analysis the de
positors of the bank he wrecked.' and It
waa easy to see that he had done more
harm to more people than could possibly
have been done by the robber with whom
he must henceforth silently aasoclate.
There has been a great development of
publlo opinion In the last generation toward
the sterner punishment of crimes of th:s
kind. Nevertheless, there Is plenty of room
for a still further development. The
offense of the promoter Of a watered trust
that collapses and thereby ruins the small
stockholders, while the- promoter la able to
get safely away with bis profits, is closely
akin to that of the bank wrecker. In one
case the innocent depositor suffer, in the
other the Innocent shareholder. In the
course of time, our criminal la.wa,,wlUtake
cognizance of this fact. If such a develop
ment of law had oome earlier the sharpers
who operated in Wal) street during the
merry days of trust flotation that culmi
nated In 1892 would have had shorter shrift
and fewer victims.
First Umbrella Are you for protection?
Second Umbrella No; apparently I'm for
free trade. New York Sun.
"Cholly Brokeleigh tells me his ancestors
were early settlers here."
"Yes? Well, ('holly isn't I'm bis tailor."
Philadelphia Press. ' !
"What did that new arrival wantT" asked
the recording angel.
"He asked me if I knew Where he could
get hold of four old halos," said St. Peter.
"He save he wants to try and build an
automobile." Philadelphia Press.
"Some men," said Uncle Eben, "who kin
tell you all about why de Russians Is
flghtln' de Japanese has private quarrels
on hand dat dey couldn' give an excuse
foh to save delr souls." Washington Star.
Patient What Is the matter with me,
dortor? Tobacco heart?
Physician (sniffing the atmosphere) Not
at, all, sir. Cabbage heart Chicago Tri
bune. Lady Caller But I thought children were
not tolerated In these apartments.
Hostess Ah, but, you see, we named the
baby after the Janitor. Town Topics.
Jane I wonder what make Mayme look'
Edythe Her new lemon-colored shoes, I
suppose. They are probably too smalL
"I thought Rlchley Skinner waa quite a
popular cltlsen of your town."
'Who told you that?"
"Well, I was told he had won many marks
of esteem from his fellow-cltiiene."
"Yea, dollar-marks." Philadelphia Press.
Victim I've paid this debt twice over,
and youSknoW It. Why can't you let up on
me now, for heaven's sake I
Loan Shark Because I'm not In the busi
ness tor heaven's sake. Chicago Tribune.
"Why don't you do something to convince
tha people that you are an enemy to the
"I'm afraid to go any further In that di
rection." answered Senator Sorghum, "for
fear I'll convince the trusts of the same
thing." Washington Star.
HER GRADUATION DRESS.
When Ethel roe to speak her piece
On graduation day,
She looKed upon a gorgeous class
Of girls in glad array,
And her young heart was filled with peace.
And Joy, and happiness.
Because she knew they envied her
Her graduation lress.
And so she made her little bow,
KnA said her little say,
The envy of the gorgeous class
Of girls in glad array.
No one recalls a word she said,
But even now, I guess.
Those girls could tell you all about
rhat graduation dress.
SHERMAN & McCCKKELL DRUtf CO.
UTH AND DODGE.
St U TAIL AGENTS.
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