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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1004.
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(Seal.) N. is. HUNGATE,
General Miles Is to take the stump for
Judge Parker, but he will hardly be bb
effective In hunting votes as he was In
Senator Hill reasserts his Intention ot
retiring from politics by holding close
conferences with Judge Farker. This is
only Hill's way of emphasis.
Republicans of Douglas county cannot
afford to nominate candidates for the
legislature whose records In the last
legislature require explanation.
Judge rnrker's letter seems to be only
less disappointing than his personality
to those who expected his written opin
ion to create active work In his behalf.
A few weeks -of wrangling and Jang
llug over paving specifications will make
It impossible to repave the principal
retail thoroughfare of Omaha this year.
' . j.'i 1 i
When the, Nebraska university alumni
team meets the present foot ball eleven
on the gridiron the real test of Improve
ment Id that Institution of learning will
The Zlmmnn telephone regulation
ordinance was tabled twice. .It was laid
on the-table at the Henshnw and It was
laid under the table in the council cham
ber without ceremony.
The manager ot the Nebraska Tele
phone company presented 'steon reasons
why the Zlramau telephone rate regula
tion ordinance should not pass, but one
reason would have been enough.
The language spoken In society Is
susceptible to constant changes. A year
or so ago all the haute monde in Omaha
were parleying In French now they are
horsing one another In Joeky lingo.
Press correspondents who have fixed
October 17 aa the date of the next Boxer
massacre are not wise, as they will be
unable to market the usual amount of
yellow fabrications befvije that time.
If memory serves us right, In the
winters of 1001 and 1903 J. H. Van
Dusen represented the corporations in
the legislative lobby. Now he wants to
represent them again In the next senate.
Democratic and republican state cen
tral committees of Missouri have united
to punish Illegal registration la the city
of St. Louts. Fusion aloug this line
should meet no objections In any party.
The unanimity of democratic senti
ment is manifest by the nomination for
the state legislature by Kansas demo
crats of a man who said he hoped Par
ker would be defeated by 4,000,000 votes.
It Is to be hoped the two Chinese law
yers in attendance at the congress of
the American Bar association will be
duly impressed with American ancestor
worship as shown by our high regard
for legal "precedent."
As neither party to the war In Man
churia will consent to mediation by an
other power the nations of the world
are in a position analogous to the gen
eral public in trouble growing out of dis
putes between a labor union and a trust.
A plot to ruin the hull of the battle
ship Connecticut, which la about to be
lauuehed from the New York navy yard,
is said to have been uncovered. Aa long,
however, as the launching of the battle
ship Nebrasku la not marred we will
refuse to become alnrmed.
The Republican State league, which
meets in Omaha Friday evening, ought
to be attended by delegates from every
republican club in Nebraska. Besides
taking in the league meeting, the visitors
will have their choice of entertainment
at the horse show, Ak Pur Hen's street
carnival and all of Omaha's regular
amusement place. Such a combination
of attractions la seldom presented.
maktxo rir PEACE.
The speech of President Roosevelt to
the delegates of the Interparliamentary
uuion who called upon bini a few days
ago and presented the resolutions
adopted by the union at Its meeting iu
ft. Louis, was an earnest and sincere
expression of the president's sympathy
with the cause for which the organiza
tlnn is working that of pence and good
will among the nntions of the earth.
Mr. Roosevelt told the delegates that he
will at an early date ask the other na
tlons to Join in a second congress at
The Hague and encouraged the move
ment In which they ore engaged by say
lng that substantial progress can be
made "if we strive with resolution and
good sense toward the goal of securing
among the nations of the earth,
among individuals of each nation, a Just
sense of responsibility in each toward
others, and a Just recognition in each of
the rights of others." He urged that
effort must be unceasing both to secure
in each nation full acknowledgment of
the rights of others and to bring about
In eacn nation an ever-growing sense of
Its own responsibilities.
These expressions are entirely con
sonant with previous utterances of Pres
ident Roosevelt In behalf of the pro
motion of International peace and am
ity and no fair-minded person will doubt
their sincerity. There is not an Instance
In his reeo-d sine? he came to the pres
idency that gives warrant for the dem
ocratic charge that In our' international
relations ho Is unsafe and dangerous.
That is not the opinion entertained of
liini abroad, but on the contrary, as
shown by the expressions of the foreign
delegates to the Interparliamentary
union, he is regarded as otie of the
strongest exponents of International
Justice and peace.
tl r xot porto mcoi '
As the New York Sun points out, the
reasons which Judge Parker gives for
withdrawal from the Philippines apply
unerringly and ylh equal force to the
abandonment of Porto Rico. That
island also came into our possession
through the same war that gave us the
Philippines and If we are to treat the
Filipinos as we treated the Cubans, why
should there be discrimination against
the Porto Rlcans? "He is for making a
promise of independence now to the Fil
ipinos; on what principle would he with
hold from the Porto Rlcans a similar
promise of independence?" Thus It ap
pears', adds that' paper," that Judge
Parker stands without reserve or quali
fication for territorial retrenchment and
a general down-hauling of the American
flag in both oceans.
The democrats are not concerned
about so-called imperialism, and coloni
alism as applied to Porto Rico for the
simple reason that there would be no
chance for making political capital in
urging Independence for that, island.
Yet undoubtedly the Porto Rlcans are
as well fitted for self-government, per
haps even better fitted, than a majority
of the Filipinos. The government of
the little island awl of Hie archipelago
Is virtually the sanfe, so that objection
to one applies to the other. Consistency
requires that If one is promised inde
pendence the other should be, but then
consistency is not a democratic Jewel.
AS TO TARIFF REVISION.
Of course no one seriously regards
Judge Parker aa an authority on the
tariff. His relations to politics in the
pnst did not require him to give any
attention to that subject, or indeed to
any question of national character.
Since then his time has beeu wholly
given to Judicial matters and whatever
ideas he had about the tariff were such
as be casually obtained from the utter
ances of the platforms of his party and
perhaps occasslonally reading a demo
cratic speech in congress. What he says
In his letter of acceptance, therefore,
relative to the tariff must be regarded as
adopted views, the suggestion of coun
sellors who are somewhat familiar with
the question, for the candidate has not
had time since his nomination to thor
oughly study the problem.
It Is to be remarked that Judge Par
ker Is not entirely in accord with the
platform respecting the tariff. The dec
laration of the national convention on
the subject was compelled by the radical
element of the party,' which believes
that protection Is "robbery," and which
undoubtedly comprises a majority of the
party. The candidate takes a somewhat
conservative position, because New York
Is a great industrial state and several
other states which ore necessary to dem
ocratic success as New Jersey, West
Virginia and Indiana have extensive
manufacturing Interests. He has sought
to assure these Interests that they would
not be seriously menaced by democratic
success, for the reason that the reform
he contemplates would not necessarily
be a complete abandonment of protec
tion. As a further assurance against
"creating that sense of uncertainty and
Instability that has on other occasions
manifested Itself," he suggests that
such a reasonable period shall inter
vene between the date of the enactment
of the statute making a revision and the
date of its enforcement as shall be
deemed sufficient for the Industry or
business affected by such revision to ad
just tfself to the changes and new con
ditions imposed." This Is of course an
admission that democratic tariff reform
would necessitate a readjustment of the
entire Industrial business of the coun
try. It would have to find a new basis.
Could this take place without involv
ing uncertainty and Instability! There
would have to be a change In the capl-
tnllratlon of the various industries, the
probability being that this would be
very generally reduced. There would
have to be a readjustment of wages
schedules, with the certainty that these
would be lowered, doubtless causing
widespread labor troubles. Necessarily
the effect of this would be to compel
readjustment "to. the changes and new
conditions Imposed" In every other de
partment of business and trade. - It is
therefore obvious that instability would
Inevitably follow the putting Into effect
of the proposed democratic tariff policy
whatever the time that might intervene
between Its enactment and enforcement,
A majority of the people, It can be
confidently assorted, do not want this.
Even If favorable to changes in the
tariff they do not wish revision tovbe
made by the party hostile to protection
knowing full well that to commit thla
work to the democracy would with ab
solute certainty create business uncer
tainty and Instability.
THE RIGHT SPIRIT.
Lincoln and Omaha are In the habit of
"poking fun" at each other, but It la a'.l
given In a spirit of Joviality, without trace
of a motive that Is mean. Thla la Omaha's
week and Lincoln will help to make It suc
cessful. Omaha is a part of Nebraska, and
a very important part. The good points of
the largest city In the state are well recog
nized and Lincoln would not take from
that town a single portion of the credit
that is due. Omaha's fall festivities help
the entire state and the business men who
do things In the realm of Ak-Sar-Ben are
more than local benefactors. The Capital
City hopes Omaha will have a happy and
profitable week. With a horse show added
to the usual list of attractions, visitors
should be able to return to their homes
well satisfied. Lincoln Star.
Omaha and Lincoln have long ago
ceased to be enemies, or even rivals.
As the capital of Nebraska, Lincoln is
the rightful beneficiary of the Institu
tions educational, benevolent and cor
rectionalmaintained by the state at the
capital, as well as of the advantages
that accrue to every state copital as the
city of the executive, Judicial aud law
making departments of government
Toward all these Omaha contributes Its
full share In proportion to wealth aa
well as to population.
As the commercial metropolis of Ne
braska Omaha enjoys superior facilities
of distribution and transportation, and
people within contiguous commercial
territory are attracted to Omaha because
of these advantages. The annual Ak
Sar-Ben carnivals, which have achieved
world-wide fame, have advertised Ne
braska aa much as they have Omaha,
and they have done more to obliterate
petty local Jealousies and prejudices
against Omaha than any other enter
prise ever ventured upon in Omaha,
They have not only cemented the people
of Nebraska together for mutual co
operation and encouraged similar enter
prises In every town and city in the
state, but they have attracted toward
Nebraska the people of western Iowa
and South Dakota, who look now to
Omaha to set the pace in metropolitan
entertainment for the entire Missouri
The local popocratlc organ Is eternally
crying "Calamity! Calamity! Calamity!'
Its outcry about the deadly effect of
explosive oils is purely for political
effect. If it were sincere In its desire
to protect the public it would have long
6ince Joined The Bee In an effort to
secure the enactment of an ordinance
requiring rigid Inspection of explosives,
Including kerosene, In the city of Omaha.
While such an ordinance would not pro
tect the people of the whole state, it
would set an example and at 'least pro
tect one-tenth of the population of Ne
braska. If the sale of inferior petroleum
products is a menace to public safety
in the whole state, It is greatest in a
city so densely populated as Omaha.
When a man fools you once you are
not to blame, but when he fools you a
second time you have only yourself to
blame. This applies to polities as well
as It does to business. The last delega
tion to the legislature from Douglas
county wos a sore disappointment to the
taxpaying citizens and to republicans
generally. Four of these misrepresenta
tlves namely, Senator Saunders and
Representatives Koetter, Ten Eyck and
Mangold have presented themselves as
candidates for renomlnatlon. Will the
republicans of Douglas county invite
defeat at the polls to their whole legis
lative ticket by undertaking to send
them back a second time?
The former manager of the ill-fated
Iroquois theater asks that the case
against him growing out of the disas
trous ' fire be transferred from Cook
county as he cannot receive Justice In
that Jurisdiction. It may be that senti
ment has crystallized at Chicago against
the manager of the house, but the fact
could not be told by the progress made
in the prosecution.
A Russian newspaper alleges that no
sentimental regard for the tombs of de
ceased Manchus will prevent 'the army
of General Kouroptakln fighting at Muk
den. If General Kouropntkln now re
treats, all will know that It is dread of
live men and not dead ones that causes
the retrograde mbvement.
Canada is making a close second this
year to the United States in the matter
of railroad wrecks, and as Lord Mlnto,
the governor general, is one of the re
cent victims it is possible that the mat
ter of preventive legislation may not be
ignored at the next session of the Do
The city council has appointed a com
mittee of three of its own members to
take care of the distribution of tickets
to the grand reviewing stand for the
Ak-Sar-Ben parades. Something must
be done to keep peace in the family and
restrain active insurrection to circus
Provocation tor Cheers.
Political opponents of the prealdent who
apeak of him as "the Incarnation of force"
should not be surprised If an audience oec.a.
alonally forgets itself and cheers when the
phrase Is uttered. (
Har4 Pass te Come To.
The csar Is congratulating his army on
Its excellent retreat. It la rather a bard
pass to come to, In view of the previous
expectation of dictating terms of .peace
from Toklo; but he must congratulate hla
soldiers on something, an4 there seems to
be nothing else of special merit In their
Bryan Receives a Trast.
Mrs. Bennett has withdrawn her opposi
tion, and William J. Bryan will receive
the $."(.() educational trust fund that wan
bequeathed to him by Mr. Bennett, whos
Idea was to give a trust to down the trusts.
Short legislative Crop.
Nebraska la likely to have a good com
crop, but Farmer William J. Bryan notes
with sorrow that the yield of democratic
members of the state legislature will be
short this year and that his senatorial
boom Is threatened with a nipping froat.
Ilia Time to Leash.
Mfc Bull la Justifiably jolly these days SS
he watches Japan fighting hla battles for
him. He naturally renecta that If It took
him three years to finish 100,000 Boers the
job of cleaning up 100,000,000 Russians might
have proved somewhat strenuous exercise.
The Sonar of the Sword.
Saturday Evening Post.
Bays Mr. Hayaahl. a distinguished cltiien
of Japan: "Today we Japanese hare bat
tleships, torpedoos, cannon. The China
seas redden wMh the blood of pur killed
and of those we kill. Our torpedoes roar,
our acrapnel shriek, our cannon breathe
slaughter, and we die and are the cause
of death. -And you Occidentals siy to us,
'You have won your rank; you have civil
ised yourselves ' Centuries upon centuries
we have had artists, painters, sculptors,
philosophers. In the sixteenth century we
had published in Japanese the fables of
Aeanp. Were we then barbarians?" Thla
with a mysterious Oriental smile a little
sad, a' little sarcastic
A O.IIET CAMPAIGN.
Some Prospect of Political Firework
The presidential campaign of this year
Is thus far the most quiet and undemon
strative contest within memory. There
are fewer meetings, fewer Incidents, less
discussion, less activity. There have been
no surprises, no strategic movomenta, no
spectacular occasions. Men talk less about
politics when they meet; there Is nothing
of the roar and tumult which mark some
campaigns; there Is very little of the usual
vibrant stress of a great national struggle.
It la certain, of course, that October
will witness something of an awakening.
In New Tork especially a very earnest
fight will be crowded Into the Inst few
weeks. The state nominations have only
just been completed, and the lines have
not been drawn until now. It ia to be
remembered, too, that this year the elec.
tlon does not come till November 8, and
thus a week Is gained In that month for
the canvass. But, no matter what addi
tional life may be Imparted in the closing
weeks, the dominant feature of this cam
paign Is its tranquil air.
But It would be a mistake to assume
that this signifies apathy or Indifference.
The early elections In Vermont and Maine
gave no Indication of any real torpor. On
the contrary, the fullness of the vote and
the emphasis of fhe majorities pointed to
one of the explanation of the lack of
noise and conflict. That explanation la
that the people had made up their minds,
and did not need or care for demonstra
tion, argument or appeal. Their serenity
was- the outgrowth not of apathy, but of
conviction and satisfaction.
Possibilities 1'of " Democratic Reform
Based. on Experience.
The democratic campaign book record
the painful but conscientious discovery,
made by some of Its disinterested and cau.
tlous compilers, that the average family
contributes something like $91 a year to
the Dlngley tariff. This Is Important, If
true, and there la fortunately no need to
quarrel over the exact figures. Ninety
four Is a good number, near enough to 100
to be startling, and yet avoiding round
numbers so as to avoid the suspicion of
guesswork. Call It $84 and let It go at that.
The inference Is, of course, that the $94
Is lost Nobody gets anything for It.
It Is paid out, but not taken In. It
disappears, as It were, from the face of
the earth, having accomplished nothing
except to disturb the honest democratic
soul and furnish forth a chapter In the
democratic campaign book. It might be
worth while to show that gome $284,000,000
a year Is paid Into the treasury from
tariff revenues and that the manufacturing
Interests of the nation, whose welfare the
tariff hid In mind, continue to add some
thing to the wealth ot the United States
and to give the average family something
for Its $94. ,
But let that pass. It Is not Important.
We assume that the democratic party, If It
conies into power, - will immediately fl
things ao that the average family will not
contribute to the tariff $94 per year, or any
other sum. On reflection we Incline to
concede that this Is very near the truth.
The four years from 1893 to 1897 are not
so far away but their memory can be
vividly recalled. In those years our aver
age families didn't contribute $94 a year, or
any other sum, to the tariff. No, nor to
anything else. They didn't have It.
. AN EFFECTIVE CANVASS.
Admirable Qualities of Senator Fair
banks Displayed oa the Stamp.
Washington Post Ijd.).
A strong feature of the republican cam
paign, and one that has won wide recogni
tion and high appreciation. Is the speech
making tour of Senator Fairbanks, vice
presidential candidate. He has show an
even greater capacity for this work than
his friends had credited him with, and has
more than fulfilled the predictions of hla
moat optimistic eulogists. Without any
pretensions to oratorical graces or rhetori
cal effects, with no "strutting before an
amorous looking-glass"' to rehearse hla
periods or practice gesticulation, and with
nothing but the plain talk of a typical
American statesman, he succeeds In inter
esting and instructing all who hear him.
Senator Fairbanks la a strong enough
partisan to stand by and for the principles
of hla party and to defend policies based on
those principles, but he is withal a con
servative senator. Patient In research, de
liberate In forming opinions, Arm In pur
pose,' he is recognised In the senate and In
the country as safe, sound and common
senslcal. In his campaign speeches he dis
plays these qualities to even better advan
tage than In the senate. He has a clear
perception ot the weak points In the demo
cratic position, and he knows how to attack
them moat successfully. Unlike too many
ccmpalgn speakers, some of them of high
dtgree, he understands human nature well
enough to avoid exciting anger In the minds
of those whom he wishes to convince that
his cauae Is the eauwe they ought to sup
port. He appeals to reason, and Is careful
not to excite passion. He has, too, a tactful
and ready perception of both the strong
and weak points on the republican side, and
makea aa Impressive presentation of the
foimer without needlessly exposing the lat
ter. Judged by results, Mr. Fairbanks must
be set down as a very effective campaigner,
and Is not the lees so for his strict observ
anee ot all the proprieties of his position.
He is making a magnlAoent canvas
GOSSIP ABOVT TUB WAR.
Persons and Plarea Prominent In the
If you wish to be absolutely correct In
the pronunciation of certain Japanese
words and names It behooves you to digest
this chunk of Information vouched for by
the Chicago Tribune:
"Togo" la pronounced aa if spelTed
"Tongo," with a strongly euggfsted ng"
sound to the "g." If you sneak to the
Japs about "Togo" they will listen pollte'.y,
but unlntelllgently. They may even bow
profoundly, but they will not know whom
you are talking about. But Just say To-ngo,
with a strong "ng" sound, and their faces
will lighten up and broad' smiles of pleasure
"Nagasaki" Is pronounced Nangnsakl,
and "Nogl" Is No-ngl. Just try to pro
nounce "Nogi" without putting your tongue
against your palate and then you have it.
We worked two days trying to Fay
"glnko" in approved Japanese, and then we
found that a "g" at the front end of a
word was Just plain "g," without any trim
mings. Olnko means "bank."
A notable Instance of Japanese liberality
Is revealed in a recent decision of the su
perior court of the empire affirming the
American principle of freedom of the press.
At the outset of the war some of the lead
ing papers sharply criticised the govern
ment for the severity of the press censor
ship. The Jl JI, for example, demanded
greater freedom not only for the native
correspondents, but for the foreign as well.
"A free prese," It said, "Is always neces
sary, hut In time of. war It la Indlspensnb'.e.
He who fears publicity reveala his weak
ness and Justly excites the suspicion that
things are not as they are represented to
be." To reasonable regulations directly
subserving public safety and essential to
military success the Jl Ji offered no objec
tion, but It declared without hesitation that
the actual restrictions In force In Japan
were unreasonable and needless.
Of these criticisms the government took
no notice. Very different was the case of
the editor of the NlrokuV who attacked the
financial policy of the government and the
war budget. He was denounced by the
ultra loyal press as a Russian agent and
the government prosecuted him. A member
of tho Diet, he found It necessary to resign
his aeat under fire.
The first court which heard the caae
against the Nlroku ordered It to be sup
pressed and sentenced the editor to four
months' Imprisonment. On appeal, how
ever, the superior court reversed the "de
cision and quashed the conviction on the
ground that there was nothing treasonable.
disloyal or seditious in adverse comments
upon the government's policies as such.
In Indorsing this decision a high Japanese
official Is quoted in the Japan Chronicle as
saying that "the people have exactly aa
much right to criticise the government dur
ing war as during peace." and, In fact, that
such freedom of criticism Is a necessary
safeguard at all times, a state of war re
quiring no suspension of It.
Japanese labor Is coming Jnto te north
western states In a steady stream. The
Portland Oregonlan reports that a Japanese
syndicate "Is securing options on a num
bet of Puget Sound shingle mills." Japa
nese labor has for years been employed In
the manufacture of shingles and lumber in
British Columbia, but thus far the little
brown' men have not secured much of a
foothold In this line of work on the Amer
ican side of the line. The prowess of
Japan es a fighting power on sea and
ehore cannot do otherwise than Increaae
Its commercial and Industrial prestige at
home and abroad. Its overcrowded Isl
ands have long ago ceased to offer much
room for Industrial exploitation or to sup
ply employment for Its subjects. As a re
suit they have overrun the Hawaiian 1st
ends and have been coming Into British
Columbia and the United States In great
numbers. Right In our mldat, they are
conducing restaurants, stores, barber shops
snd other similar enterprises.
"Judging their future movements by the
past. It Is but natural to suppose that they
will branch out and crowd into any avenue
of employment that Is open. The Japanese
aa a class are today drunk with the wine
of victory, and In their exhilarated condl
tlon are ready and willing to go to almost
ajiy length that their finances will permit
In either territorial or Industrial conquest,
The absorption of Manchuria will offer
an outlet for many millions of the mikado's
subjects, and In the development of that
vast land Japan will quickly recover from
the tremendous financial loss of the war.
But the 'Yankees of the far east' are
born traders, and they will reach out and
overrun the world In their quest for bual
ness. The Pacific coast offers a fine oppor
tunity for them, for the reason that Japan
la much In need of many of our products.
If the Japanese laborer, under the super
vision of the Japanese foremen, can make
shingles and cut lumber for the white man,
he can certainly do the same for the oapl
tallat of his own land who has sufficient
money to establish the plant."
After Russian naval battler, In the far
east the women of the empire took up the
habit of wearing naval cloaks, which
seemed to the government a superfluous
reminder of the calamity, and It has there
fore forbidden their use. The country
which can prevent Its women from wear
ing or Its milliners from fabricating such
habits as they like shows that Its ma
chinery of despotism Is In good working
order, whatever may be said about Its
"General Kurokl." writes Walter KIs
ton, the, artist, to the London Graphic, "Is
an Inveterate cigar smoker and Is seldom
seen without a weed In his mouth. He is
singularly unassuming and unostentatious
and can often be seen walking up and
down In front of hla quarters In his very
plain uniform and wearing the comfortable
Japanese slippers. I do not remember
ever to have seen him wearing a sword.
Beyond the three stars and certain stripes
of narrow black braid on the sleeves his
kit is devoid of any ornament, and la Iden
tical with that of any other officer's uni
form." More Trouble In tho East.
If China ever does win its Independence
It will be quite able to take rare of Man
churia Itself and to maintain Ita supremacy
over Thibet or any other territory which it
Is. supposed to control, In the meantime
we are likely to see much friction between
Russia and Oreat Britain over thla Thibet
business, with the chances just now favor
ing the British. The Manchurlan problem
may be found serious before the world gets
through with It. In short, there Is at the
present time, as there haa been for many
ysara. a great deal that Is threatening In
the situation in the east. Everything that
the powers have done and are doing Is
bringing nearer the change which must one
Ex-Speaker Henderson's Illness.
The public will hear with great regret of
the ill-health of ex-Speaker Henderson of
Iowa, whose mind la said to have been
affected. Mr. Henderson haa been a great
sufferer for many years from his old army
wounds, but during lis long service In con
gress he was Intellectually active and vig
orous, as his democratic opponents aa well
as his republican associates can testify. It
will be fortunate If the reports as to his
condition yrove to be exaggerated.
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CANDIDATE PARKER'S LETTER.
Philadelphia Press (rep.).
Not a single trumpet tone In 1L
Chicago Post (rep.).
It lacks deflnlteness on almost every vital
Four Good Qualities.
Washington Post (lnd.).
It Is positive, direct, candid and coura
Lacks ronrage, ,
Philadelphia Inquirer (rep.).
The letter of a man afraid of his own
A Strong; Paper.
Cincinnati Enquirer idem.).
A strong paper direct, clear, unreserved
and courageous. '
Pittsburg Dispatch (rep.).
The letter may fairly be considered a
clever presentation of the democratic cauae.
Some Good Qualities.
New Tork Commercial (rep.).
Dignified, temperate and conservative,
and calculated to win recruits for the cause
that he represents.
Calm and Lacld.
Minneapolis Times (lnd.).
A calm and lucid exposition of the prin
ciples for which the democratic party
Is now contending.
Philadelphia Record' (dem.).
Brief, cogent, strong, courageous, the
letter answers the expectation of the peo
ple and will put heart and life Into the
Political Weak Tea.
Denver Post (lnd.).
Compared with , Roosevelt's, the letter
from Judge Parker Is a cup of political
weak tea alongside a steaming cup of
good, hot, strong coffee.
Weak and Incoherent.
Mr. Parker's letter serves not so much
to advance his party's Interests as to bring
out In the strongest light both his own
and his party's weakness and lncoherency.
A Little More Spank.
New York Sun (rep.).
Truth bids us say that there Is a little
more spunk In Judge Parker's letter of
acceptance than In any preceding document
of his composition since the campaign be
gan. A little more, but not much.
Yin Using Wen and Ting Chla Chen,
government students from Canton, China,
have entered the Virginia Military Insti
tute at Richmond.
According to an account recently pub
lished In a Budapest newspaper. General
Stoessel, the Russian defender of Port Ar
thur, Is of Jewish origin.
George H. ("Ixindaulet") Williams,
mayor of Portland. Ore., Is 82 years old.
He served aa attorney general of the
United States during General Grant's sec
ond term and was United States senator
for six years.
A scheme has been set on foot In Eng
land to establish a permanent memorial
of the late Sir Edwin Arnold. It will
probably take the form of scholarships or
prizes at Oxford university for proficiency
In Oriental literature.
Dr. Ernest A. Bessey of the United States
Department of Agriculture, who has been
abroad for somewhat more than two years,
will return about the lat of October. He
has been traveling in Russia, Caucasus,
Turkestan and Algeria for the Department
of Agriculture. .
Robert O. Dormer, a printer of the old
achool, celebrated his eighty-first birthday
In Richmond, lnd., on Wednesday. In ac
cordance with the custom he has observed
for years he spent a part of the day set
ting type In a newspaper office. Mr. Dor.
mer "held cases" on the Indianapolis Jour
nal In 1841.
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FLASHES OF FIN.
"He's talking politics, lan't he.?"
"What Is he, a democrat or a republi
can?" 'i can't hear what he's saying. I don'l
know whether he 'views with alarm,' oi
'pulnta with pride." "Philadelphia Ledger.
"I, srr, am a self-made man."
"Ah. thut s where you show your
strenpth of character."
"Yes, a fellow with less nerve would
blame It on Providence." Philadelphia
"Blgglesworth Is a multi-millionaire at
"How do you know?"
"Why. his wife came to church last Pun
day wearing an old frock and her laat
fall's bonnet." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"So your daughter Is writing a book?"
"Are you pleased?"
"No. We're worried. If It Isn't a suc
cess we'll be disappointed, and If It Is tha
neighbors will probably be shocked when
they read It." Washington Star.
"I tell you, sir; the automobile will soon
be within the reach of everybody."
"I am glad to hear It," said the park
policeman. "When they run over a man
nowadays they usually get away before
anybody can reach them." Chicago Tri
bune. Wlgg The fools are not all dead.
Wagg No; lots of 'em haven't been born
yet. Philadelphia Record.
Harris They tell me you have had a
very narrow escape from death.
Spurr Yes; they were going to operate
upon me for appendicitis, but they discov
ered in time that I hadn't the money to
pay for It, Boston Transcript.
"It Is a great mystery to me," said the
semi-serious philosopher; "a great mys
"That with everybody saying 'down with
the trusts!' the tru3ts should have so little
difficulty in getting all the people they
want to work for them."
SINCE PA WENT INTO POLITICS.
James Barton Adams In Denver Poet
I bet there ain't a family
That's flyln' half as high as we
An' allnRln' airs at every turn
With money in the house to burn.
Were llvln now In scrumptuous etylk.
An' ma says of'n with a smila
They ain't none of us got no kicks
Since pa got Into politics.
When he was poor an' had to work
To make a llvln', ltke a Turk,'' i
He used to suy thlB ole world wera
A vain delusion an' a snare!
It tuk all he could scrape an' get
To feed an' dress us. but you bet
He ain't In that orful fix
Since he got into politics.
He says the man that labors Is
A chump that's not onto hla bis
An' hasn't sense 'nuff in his brains
To chns him Indoors when it rains.
He ured to be that way, but tuk
A tumble, an' tha best o' luck
Falls Ills way like a thousand bricks
Since ho went Into politics.
He's wearln' clothes that's mighty rlpa '
An' smokea seeffars 'stead cf his pipe.
An' gits shaved at the barber's wjiera
They squirt bumsquintum on his hair.
He talks about combines an' rf-gs
An fusion an' some other thtnRs,
An' savs he's onto all their tricks
Since ha got Into politics.
Pa used to be a Christian an'
Could sing and pray to beat the band.
An' Jest to guide our footsteps right
Hnd family prayers every night.
But now wj're all In bed when he
Comes home at night, and ma. says she,
Imagines pious things won't mix .
In corjlal way with politics.
Ma asked lilm once If It was right
To help the corporations flgnt
The hones' people, an' he clinked
Some dollars In his hand an' winked,
An' said sbo mustn't chaw the rng
'Long as she stands an' holds the bag
Whilst ho climbs tip the tre and picks
The golden plums of politics.
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