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TDE OMAHA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 18, 1904.
Tiie Omaiia Daily Bee.
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. (Seal) M. B. HUNOATE.
With Lex? and Davis couutli'M in Iowa
going republican this full, hii Indignant
Southland will surely demand that their
iihiups be changed.
If Governor Mickey Is really looking
-. - . . 1 ... I ... t .. - i 1. I . .1 .
uirr emit' msiiiuiiuu n nil inr iiiiv-iiikiu
of reducing the number of emplojcu. he
linn begun at the right end of the nmin
Tlia I i.iniiii n Iwi fti mi nlHiVi hna . I ti 1 0.1
nubllHhed ronorta of tin- lllnpss of the
emperor. ' It Is to bo hoped thin in not
a Teutonic way of preparing the public
for the physician's bulletins.
The hpenkertihlp plum will nut be
plucked until the legislature meets in
January. Kefore the entrleH arc closed
the chances re good that there will be
at leant a dozen In the race.
At Inst accounts the debate on the
question whether orN not fhampiona
of ftislon nre "responsible for the ruin
of tht democratic party lu Nebraska was
left in a very unconvincing condition.
" Governor I-aFollette's real strength in
the Wisconsin legislature will be tested
when the members conic up against the
lobby. No political lender ran be certain
of his men until after they have been
Peeplte the testimony of railroad men
that each jronipnny has to compete with
itself in making live stock rates, none of
the rotters hare been known to go into
the hands of receivers by losses from
this source of competition.
Recent' developments In Alaska fed
eral officialdom, give promise of a cleaner
weep in other directions aud a number
of people who have considered their Jobs
held by the power of political pull and
not by merit nny be surprised.
. JlII the members-elect of the legisla
ture from Iouglas county profess to be
eager only to carry out the wishes of
their constituents In the matter of legisla
tion. It behooves the constituents,
therefore, to get busy mid study out
what they want.
The most reasonable explanation of
the big vote In favor of the bleuniul elec
tion amendment in Iowa U that every
friend of every ofllce holder voted for it,
as It will give euclt mail lu office one
year longer to serve, aud Incidentally re
duce the ratio of campaign expeuses.
Actretfcj Nun Patterson has the satisfac
tion of knowing that if she la pot found
guilty she, Will be one of the roost widely
advertised womeii lu the United States
nud her drawing power bus been little
weakened by her experience to judge by
the crowds turned away from the court
With Austria announcing that It will
have reDresetitntivee at the second
Hague conference aud Italy stating that
It will make known its intention after
learning the intention of the "triple aUI
ance," Emperor William must feel flat
tered, as Germany Is the only member of
that alliance still to report.
t is probable that W. L. Douglas' out
lay of S.'M,mo waa the maximum amount
spent by any candidate for governor this
fall, although the tenure of the Massa
chusetts ofllce Is but one year, against
two year or more lu other states. But
Mr. Douglas may feel that be got his
luoney'a worth when the result In the na
tion is considered.
. The democrats will probably be given
an opportunity ' to make political medi
cine when the Vtand-patters" and the
"tariff rippers" meet at Washington with
a large enough republican majority to
I rajlt both side to do foollxu things.
The fight has already bgun In Iowa and
alasMcbnsetu and will reach the other
xau !a .count of Uum
. orrosmo.T ropr rLrTflr.
It appears that a considerable opposi
tion has developed to the rural free pos
tal delivery service. The statement Is
made that nrga titrations of business
men and mere hunt all over the country
are preparing to Inaugurate a vigorous
sgitation against the extension of the
service and for the curtailment of the
service already established. It Is pointed
out that the class of business men who
are most directly hurt by the rural de
livery system are the country merchants.
Through the operation of the system
they are more than ever expoeed to the
competition of the mail-order houses and
it Is said that In sections of the east the
farmers have stopped going to the towns
to buy since the establishment of free
delivery routes in rural districts. It Is
urged by those hostile to the system that
It has grown to le too costly to the
government and that this expense !s an
Imposition upon the country at large.
It Is proposed to bring the matter to
the attention of congress as soon as pos
sible after the tteglnnlng of the coming
session. That congress will not curtail
the service already established can le
very confidently predicted, but the agita
tion mny result In causing a halt to its
extension. It is doubtless a fart that
in some sections rural free delivery has
operated to the disadvantage of country
merchants, but this Is more than offset
by the lieneflts to farmers which the
system has conferred. It Is a great
loon to the people on the farms and the
expense involved Is not at all burden
some. The opKinents of the rural free
delivery service, however strong .they
may le and however vigorously they
may ngitatc. can rest assured that It Is
here to stay.
SKEKtyn ORIEXTAL TRADE.
A unique method of seeking Oriental
trade has just been Inaugurated in the
form of a floating exposition. Last
Tuesday the steamship Ohio left Seattle
with a cargo of American manufactured
goods upon a mission uovel in the an
nals of maritime commerce. It la
twund to the Orient and will visit virtu
ally all ports of commercial importance
in eleven lauds. The goods constituting
the cargo cover America's exports of
manufactured articles from one end of
the commercial alphabet to the other
and of course have Wen arranged with
a view to the most effective exhibition.
China and Japan, the Straits settlements
and the Philippines, South Africa and
Australia and the west coast of South
America are to be given a most striking
object lesson that the United States pro-du-es
and manufactures and sells, and
that in vastness and variety her output
Is unexcelled the world over. In all
lands where stops are to 1k made the
exhibition has been well advertised.
while the far-reaching army of Amer
ican consuls has for weeks been at work
enlisting the interest of Oriental mer
It is understood that the Great North-
em and the Northern Pacific railroads
are the backers of the enterprise That
It will prove highly useful, in acquaint
ing the traders of the Orient with what
the mills and factories of this country
produce is not to be doubted aud in do
ing this It can hardly fall to be service
able In expanding our trade with the
Oriental countries. Such a floating ex
position, absolutely unique, must at
tract a great deal of attention and make
n lasting Impression wherever It stops.
The entire trip will take no less than six
months and provision has been made for
eight months If that time should seem
necessary or advisable. The result of
this novel experiment In advertising our
manufactured products on the other side
of the world will be awaited with Inter
est by all concerned In the building up of
DASOKR OF OVIR-SPECVLATiya.
Helerrlug to the tendeucy toward a
revHal of heavy speculation, which has
been manifested since the presidential
election, a leading financial paper cau
tious the public against the danger of
over-spuculutlng. it remarks that there
Is uo ground for haste lu buying because
prices, are on the rise, as the result of
speculation upon anticipated values.
There is danger of this going too far. It
argues that h potent cause of reaction
from former activity has been the push
ing of cost, of wages and prices, too
high, and the adjustment needed to
awaUeu and sustain demands commen
surate with supply in many lines of pro
duction has not lieen effected. Until It
haa been there will be a clog upon the
activity of Industry and trade to prevent
their bormal operation. It therefore con
cludes that it is not n time for eager in
vestment at advancing prices, but for
caution and conservative calculation.
"There is danger in the hasty specula
tion that has begun and Is supported
rather by anticipations and an easy
money market than by substantial re
sults aJready achieved In productive In
dustry and profitable trade.' It is a time
for keeping the bead."
This la sound counsel. There Is no
doubt that the country is to have an
other period of business activity and
general prosperity. There is abundant
promise of this. But it Is not going to
come With a rush and It is not desirable
that it should. It will come gradually
and will be on a sound basis. We noted
re-eutly the opinion of a prominent east
ern financier that the conditions are
again favorable to a return to prosperity
and that so long we hold close to a
proper conservatism the course of finan
cial events seems likely to follow only
one general direction, and that Is toward
Improvement, toward expanding busi
ness and toward better time. What
these condition are all who give in
telligent attention to practical affairs un
derstand. The country has vast accumu
lated wealth and It Is steadily ncreaa
lug. There la an abundant . supply of
money which Is also being constantly
added to. The crops are ample and will
pay the producers tMvtter than In former
years. Railroad earning are uow Urge
and will grow, whlla there la roots in-
for a year or
All this certainly points to a resump
tion of prosperity which will perhaps be
equal to the highest the country has
had. The chief danger Is In a wild spec
ulative boom, the effect of which might
be to set the period of recovery back.
It is In the power of the bankers in the
financial centers to avert this. They
can discourage a speculative boom If
they will, but if on the contrary they
encourage unduly a speculative spirit
they will strike a blow at returning pros-
perity which may long delay Its coining,
There is abundant reason for confidence
In the financial and business future. The
world needs all the foodstuffs we have
to spare and it is buying more freely
than ever of our manufactured products.
There Is to be no radical departure from
the sound policies which have been so
largely instrumental in advancing the
, material interests of the nation. Hut
while there is ample ground for confi
dence. It Is most Important to observe a
".Mr. Councilman, why should Oman
pay twice as much for water as other
cities?" asks the red-headed Junior yel
low in tones of campaign thunder. This
recalls again the adage that A fool can
ask questions that might puzzle even an
There are Just two reasons why. One
Is because Omaha is not paying twice as
much for water as other cities, although
It Is paying considerable In excess of the
water rates that prevail in some other
cities. The other is because Omaha In
the contract entered into with the water
company In 1881 established the existing
rate and the contract will not expire
until September 4, 1!X8.
The question why water rates of 1881
are still In force could have been pro
pounded to members of every city coun
cil within the past fifteen years. It only
comes up now because demagogues and
mercenary newspapers are trying" to be
fog the people In the Interest of the elec
tric lighting monopoly, which has no
legal franchise In Omaha, and wants to
divert public attention to cover its
scheme for extending Its public lighting
contract for a term, of years, although
the contract still haa thirteen months to
We have always admired the fellow
who smiled when his feet were knocked
from under and he found himself
sprawling on the earth with his nose
Inserted between his adversary's jaws.
For the same reason we cannot refrain
from admiring the political tribe that in
dulged in a Jollification extraordinary
over their recent victories on the war
Only two months ago the tribe put
on its war paint and feathers and with
a big whoop and yell made a desperate
attempt to capture the congressional
nomination of this district, but were
forced to beat an inglorious retreat to
Ten days ago the tribe sallied forth
on another bushwhacking expedition
with sharpened tomahawks and scalp
ing knives, and this time their exploits
reminded one of the expedition of the
Pawneea forty years ago, when they
failed to reach the Slouxs and cut off
the ears of their own scouts In order
to bring back bloody trophies to their
squaws. The objective point of the last
expedition was the scalp locks of Mickey
and Kennedy, whom they slashed and
cut inercilfssly,thut failed to do up en
tirely. Incidentally the tribe was to have
waylaid Thomas. Gibson, I.ee, Tucker
and Titlp. republican candidates to the
legislature. This also proved a dismal
failure, but the trllie braced up and
Jollified over Its triumph and the demo
cratic allies, who had been pounded Into
pulp In the recent encounter, Joined in
the jollification. It was as good as a
dog feast. Ererylsxly in the camp got
his fill and everybody yelled himself
hoarse for Mickey, Kennedy and every
other candidate who had successfully
emerged from the ordeal of the poisoned
arrows, tomahawks and the scalping
Among the subjects under discussion
before the Real Estate exchange Is the
propriety of the exchange taking action
with reference to existing conditions un
der the present revenue law, tinder
which resident owners of mortgages
must pay taxes on them, while non
resident owners of Nebraska mortgage
loans are relieved of that burden. In
what resect the present reveuue law
differs with regard to the assessment of
realty mortgages, whose owners reside
In Nebraska, from the law that has pre
vailed for the preceding half a century
Is not discernible. There never was a
time in Nebraska when a resident owner
of a mortgage loan was exempt from
taxation, unless he deliberately perjured
himself by making no return of the loan,
as an asset, find there has never been a
time when the owner of a mortgage liv
ing outside of this state could be as
sessed In Nebraska on a mortgage loan
on real estate in Nebraska. In this re
spect the owner of a real estate mort
gage living in Nebraska does not differ
from the owner of a chattel mortgage or
any other class of securities on pnierty
located in Nebraska, living In Nebraska.
It was not a bad thing for Congress
man Hinshaw to remind the members
of the republican stat committee that
ten days before ele-tlon things looked
pretty gloomy for the republican candi
date for governor aud for the legisla
ture throughout Nebraska, and particu
larly In bla district. There Is no doubt
but that. the work of the last week of
the campaign turned the tide in favor
of a complete republican victory in Ne
braska, and this work was done by vol
unteers outside of the officer of the
state committee. '
Now conies Elmer E. Thomas with an
appeal for a mandamua to roniel sa
loons within aud around the yroscribed
duttrial activity than
district to keT their door closed after
midnight. A much more effective rem
edy ba been pointed out by the editor
of The Bee, via.: That no saloon lo
cated within the proscribed district be
licensed from and after thi year. That
would save Mr. Thomas the expense and
trouble of invoking the power of the
courts, but It might Interfere with bis
earning capacity as a reformer for revenue.
Is John N. Baldwin of Iowa, by virtue
of his position as boss politician of the
Union Pacific, constltnted guardian and
director of the republican state com
mittee? Why should Baldwin send per
sonal telegrhms to momlwrs of the com
mittee commanding them to attend a
commitee meeting? If Mr. Baldwin and
bis pay roll lieutenants are vested with
all the authority lodged In the com
mittee, why should it Is? necessary to
maintain a committee orjanieatlon at
The Bee Is not a resurrectionist. It
cannot galvaulxe a corpse, even If the
corpse kicks and makes faces. But If
the late lamented demo-pop candidate
for congress Is not content to be allowed
to rest In peace there is a way of dealing
with the ghost that will furnish sufficient
amusement to the coroner' Jury.
The Omaha Ileal Kstate exchange U
going to dlscus ethics of the real es
tate business. We may now expect to
discover how 'long an otvupsnt'of a
house may fail to pay his rent before it
becomes incumbent upon the rental
agent to invoke a writ of ejectment.
General Miles announces that he has
faith in the American people and is full
of hone for the future. Evidently the gen
eral didn't bet as he voted.
Safety Postal Cars.
Railway postal cars built entirely of
steel are now offered to the railways. Con
sidering the price peld for this postal
service and the danger to the men engaged
In It. the railroads ought to provide such
cars In future.
Talking Tkroagk Hla Hat.
Saya Count Casslnl: "Russia will pursue
the war In the far east to the bitter end
that is, until Russia has conquered." Pos
sibly these terms are synonymous, but
incidentally It Is to be noted that thus far
Instead of Russia pursuing the war. the
contrary has been the case.
Shortage of Mem for Mavy.
A curloua commentary on the seal with
which the I'ntted States has gone Into
the business of building cruisers and bat
tleships is furnished by the fact that In
order to nian new war vessels now await
ing commission It has been found neces
sary to put three other war vessels out of
commission. There are not men enough to
go around, and there Is not Inducement
enough In seafaring life and the chances
of promotion to secure the necessary re
cruits. Mysteries of the Electorate.
The fact that Indiana's plurality for
Roosevelt now counVs, up to almost 100,000
proves beyond a possible doubt that not
even those republicun managers who knew
most about the campaign expected. In the
week before election, such a convulsion as
was already In tlie air. For It was half
expected by republican leaders only a few
days before the voting that Indiana would
go to Parker. There are more things con
ceuled In the great American electorate
Just before election day than In the deep
I1SCRKASR I (KILD 81 PPLY.
Foar Hundred Millions a Year May Be
the Output Ere Look.
Wall Street Journal.
The statement published by our govern
ment that English enthusiasts are look
ing for a future output ' of gold in the
Transvaal of from tmOOO.OOO to $160,000,000
a year is stimulating to the Imagination,
just aa the realization of this prediction
would be stimulating to the speculation
and business of the world. In the first
six months of this year the output of gold
in the Transvaal amounted to about 138.-
000.000. This is at the rate of about $76,000.
000 for the year. Lust year's production
amounted to over Itil.OOO.OW). The largest
production was In' 1898. being $79,213,000.
The prospect Is, therefore, that the pro
duction of 1904 will nuarly equal that of
1SP8 in other words, will return to the
normal yield of this region. Coolie labor
has Just been Introduced into the Trans
vaal and with this solution of the labor
problem there should be a continued In
crease in the output of the yellow metal
In the Transvaal. If the production should
ever reach the enormous total of $120,000,000
the effect on the business world can hardly
be overestimated. With a Transvaal pro
duction last year of $til.000.000 the world's
output of gold amounted approximately to
$330,000,000. An Increase In the Transvaal
production In the near future to $120,000,000
a year would lift the total annual product
of gold in the world to the stupendous
sum of $4-10,000.000.
Even a product of $4)0.000,000 a year la an
enormous addition, to the world's supply of
money. Allowing about 26 per cent to meet
the demands of the arte and sciences, that
leaves $2,000.000 to enter Into the various
reservoirs of money. Inasmuch aa the use
of gold In the monetary systems of the
world is now very largely as a reserve
against credit, it may be said that en ad
dition of $:'25.6ij0,0u0 to the world's money
supply means an added credit capacity of
over $l.o00,0uu,9no. If, then, within two or
three years, by the promi.'ed increase In the
production of the Transvaal, the world's
output of gold Is expanded to $400,000.0ii0. It
Is easy to e "how enormous would be both
the Increase In the supply of money and
In the credit capacity of the leading nations
of the globe.
Even admitting, as It la argued by some,
that the Increase in the gold supply may
ultimately work to the disadvantage of the
business community rather than to Its
benefit; admitting that the world's stock of
money may be Increasing at too rapid a
late and that 'the International scramble
for Immense gold reserves Involves the
danger of a "yellow peril" akin to the sil
ver peril from which the I'nlMd Stales has
only recently e'.ierged , admitting that It Is
Impossible to determine deflnltoly how
much or how little may be the effect of
the Inflation of gold upon the prices of
commodities, nevertheless, no one can
doubt for an Instant that the enormous out
put of gold which has been experienced In
the last ten years, and which la promised
for years to come must have prodigious
effect upon the husliieas and speculative ac
tivities of the leading nations of the globe.
As a matter of fact, it may be doubled
ahether even yet the markets have fully
rtallsed the effect of the money Inflation
which haa already taken place, and Ihey
certainly have not yet discounted the effect
of the money inflatloa which la yet ta tuke
ROt SO ABOI T !KW YORK.
Ripples the l.rrent of Life la
New York Is a great, expansive, ambi
tious, prosperous city," and costs a large
bunch of money annuallv to run It- "Ac-
sordlng to Mayor McClrllan's first budget."
says Leslie s Weekly. "It will cost New
Tork City $110.son.nry) to conduct Its munici
pal affairs In I. There are In the neigh
borhood of 4.nu0,0O0 Inhabitants In New
York City at this moment, allowing liber
ally for the gain which has been msde In
these days of republican prosperity, the
population In law being S.37.0uO. No other
people In the world pay anything like this
sum. per csplta. for the expenses of their
"Canada's S.noo.ooo people pay $o2.0O0,000
for running their government In I Ml. Mex
ico's H.000.0O) pay $fiS.000.0(O for a like serv
ice, and Rrasll's ift.ouo.ouo disburse $so.ono-
000 for this object. None of the other
countries in the fr!rn hemisphere comes
anywhere r.ear Mexico's total. Belgium,
the Netherlands, Switzerland, -Sweden, Nor
way and Portugal occupy places of consid
erable prominence on the worlds map.
All of them have a larger population than
New York City. All of them, on- account
of the necessities of defense, have to place
themselves undpr heavy tax burdens, yet
none of them pays as much for govern
ment as do the people of the American me
tropolis. "The mlkndo reigns over 44.oon.noo people
who have been preparing for war for many
years, and with a good deul of effective
ness, as Is shown by their achievements In
Manchuria in the last nine or ten .months:
yet their government cost them only $12.'.
000.000 In 1Ki3, or, at our recent rate of In
crease, what New York City will cost In
lls. Puck In Jackson's days this country
began to attract considerable attention
from the world at birge. but the cost of
running New York City's government at
the present moment Is three times as great
an that of managing the government of
the fnltod States In Old Hickory's time.
At the time that Buchanan stepped out of
power. In 1S61. tne cost of the fnlted
States government with its .12.000.000 of
people was $tW.ooo.ono. as compared with
$110,500,000 which New York City's 4.000.000
will pay In 1W0."
New York's youngsters literally grow up
on the Arc escapes. To the average child
two places of freedom only are possible
the street and the fire escape and even
these are forbidden territory, the former
by his mother and the latter by the munici
pality. But the fire escape child knows nothing of
the municipality and has a good deal of
fun In his narrow quarters. He makes ac
quaintances with other fire escape children
across the back court, and for hours daily
they all play "together." although 100 feet
apart. Four children In One Hundred and
Fourth and One Hundred and Third streets
have played contentedly so all summer and
fall and have never yet been Inside each
other's houses. They play "house." "sol
dier." "Indian," and "camping out." and
they "fish" with a long pole and bent pin
over the rslls of their respective fire es
capes, muking more marvelous catches
than were ever Jured out or water. The
Janitors ohject and the tenants complain,
but It makes no difference to the boys.
The New York youngster does have a
hard time of It but he doesn't know It.
The young- man with the cigarette In his
mouth was hurrying between the benches
of Madison Square (he other nlaht. relates
the Post, when he was accosted by a gen
tleman, high-hatted and long-coated, with
a clgurette In his hand.
"I beg pardon can you let me have a
lls-ht? My last match hiia. Just blown out."
High-hat got h(s light and went on his
way rejoicing. Apparently, to one of the
benchers who had witnessed the exchange,
the young Mercury enlightening the world
was an "easy proposition." He himself
lacked the high hnt, but the easy manner,
"I say. my dear sir, would you be so
good as to give me a smoke?"
"Not quite so good," win the unexpected
Now. the old bencher was something of
a philosopher an observer on social dis
tinctions. "You gave that swell a light."
he said; "you might give me a smoke.
What's the difference? The price?
"No; the difference is in you." replied the
young man. as he held out his cigarette
box. "I object to helping you. because
you can't help yourself."
The prohibition of corporal punishment
In the public schools puts the teachers of
unruly pupils to their wits' ends sometimes
to preserve discipline. A 7-year-old boy
who goes to school In Harlem, reports the
Sun. came home the other day In a state
of great excitement.
"Mamma!" said he, "Jlmmle Brown most
got his nose pinched off today. He sits
next to me. and he pinched his nose and
breathed through his mouth and made an
awful noise, and he wouldn't stop, and
wouldn't stop, so teacher went out and got
a big pair of Iron pinchers that go up with
a screw, and she called Jimmy up and said
she was going to pinch his nose right off.
so he could carry It home In his hand. My,
Jimmy was scalrt. Tes'm, he stopped
A building, the Iron framework of which
is of such peculiar construction as to be
the subject of general comment In the
neighborhood, is In course of erection In
One Hundred and Eighth street. Just west
of Central park. The skeleton Is octagonal
and has reached a considerable height.
Nearby residents feared that a gas plant
was being constructed, until the frame
began to be surrounded by a brick wall
pierced with doors and wlndom-s.
The watchman, who had been beateged
with questions for the last two weeks, has
adopted the following formula and reels
it off before the would-be Inquirer has a
chance to open his mouth:
"It Is a peculiar looking structure. Yes.
It's an octagonal frame, but it ain't going
to be a gas tank. No. you couldn't guess
what It Is. It'll be a Presbyterian church
when It's finished."
Not only is Columbia soon to have a Cel
tic chair, but there Is other local evidence
or the spread of the Gaelic revival, of the
vigor of which so many details have been
sent across the Atlantic. Dancing masters
who were lamenting not long ago the de
bilitating effects on grace and manner of
the two-step and the Introduction of grid
Iron tactics Into the ball room may rind
comfort In the efforts being msde by teams
from the Irish Curniann Na Rlnnce of Man
hattan and Brooklyn to Introduce ancient
Irish figure dancing. Several thousand
booklets have been distributed giving direc
tions how to dance the Rinnce Pag.t. the
four-hand reel, the Irish quadrille and the
Perils of Hallroad (oniblara.
It Is announced that the heads of the
great railroad corporations think the time
has cunie for executing the long cherished
plan of combining II the railroads of the
country under onr trust. Probably these
railroad magnates have not yet heard of
President Roosevelt's counter plan of pro
ceeding against all such corporations as
have violated I lie Sherman anti-trust law
and the Interstate commerce law. At any
rate, such a railroad trust. If It could be
created, would afford great enrouragemeut
t the state socialists, who propose to put
all mesns of transportation under control
of lb federal government
six REPtiii.tc roofir.K.
Richly Satisfactory Record Sla
for the Parly.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican, (Ind.).
The congressional district elections, so
far ss determined, indicate the choice of
247 republican members of the house of
representatives and 139 democrats-giving
to the former a majority of ins. This Is
a less sweeping result for the republicsns
than the congressional elections midway
In Mr. Cleveland's second administration,
when they obtained a majority of IS In
the house, but It Is bad enough from the
opposition standpoint. No less than twenty-
one of the forty-five states return repub
licans exclusively, against nine southern
states returning only democrats; while
seven other states return delegations con
taining each a single democrat. The eleo
tlon here Is as overwhelming against the
opposition, and aa sectional, as In the case
of the presidency.
The next congress will be the sixth In
succession to be controlled In both branches
by the republicans. These are the six
congresses and the divisions by parties of
the house, populist and Independents being
counted as democratic:
Congress Republicans, crate, majority.
The senate during the same time has
been becoming more and more alrcngly re
publican until. In the present congress, that
party haa a majority of almost two to one.
and In the next congress It will hve a
majority of belter than two to one.
It has been a long Ume since congress
mas so continuously In the possession of
one party. For fourteen years, from IS61
to 1875. the republicans held successive
control for special reasons that are known
to all: but froi.i 1S75 until 1836 the demo
crats held the house the major part of the
time, and possessed both senate and house
In three of the ten congresses.
Not. then, since the civil war has the
opposition democracy been so continuously
beaten or placed in so demoralised and
hopeless a condition.
Captain J. R. Eggleston. the sole sur
viving officer of the confederate Ironclad
frigate Merrimac, Is a cotton planter on a
farm near Jackson, Miss.
A Wisconsin university freshman who ob
jected to being ducked shot a sophomore.
If this outrage Is to be permitted to es
tablish a precedent what Is to become of
the glorious custom of basing?
Frank W. Hlgglns, the newly elected gov
ernor of New York, owns half of the town
of Olean. In which he lives. He owns oil
wells In Pennsylvania, timber lands In
Wisconsin, Iron mines of the Mesaba range
and owns a number of steamers that ply
along the Atlantic coast and on the great
A window memorial to President Benja
min Harrison will be unveiled on Sunday.
November 20. In the First Presbyterian
church. Delaware avenue and Sixteenth
street. Indianapolis, of which President
Harrison was a ruling elder for many
years. The window is to be erected by
Mrs. Mary Lord Harrison, his widow.
A foreign diplomat. In conversation with
Secretary Hay, was expressing satisfaction
over the announcement that the latter was
to continue !n the cabinet. He also con
gratulated the secretary, who Is 66 years
old, on his excellent appearance. "Ah."
said Mr. Hay, In sorrowful fashion, "you
forget that I suffer from an Incurable dis
ease. The diplomat expressed astonish
ment at this statement and asked the na
ture of the malady. "Old age,", said Mr.
First Prize and Gold Medal
St Louis Exposition.
Tbe superior excellence of Meadow Gold Butter made from
perfectly ripened cream, carefully paste uri red ; the air tight
r - --.v- k uiu imunng iresaaras, punry
and flavor, and the magnificence of the dsanlar worn "
roc tn neatnc Creamery Company, first pnie
aad the onlr rold nxuJ
Ask jrour grocer foe
aaasioo Cress 7 Coeaaajiy.
KMii aad Howard St.
NOBODY hs mr ex
plained wfiy the ttj W foe
women originate n Pans. Out
the fact remains.
So erery ytr we import
model garment frora the most
fashionable modiste in the
French capital; oirmeitl
which are iust ahead of the
present moae, and we copy
the models failhfullr in all par
ticular. hut ONE.
Our garments are a good
bit better made, (and pao
eraOv from better Ln)
than the ones we cet m
There's little to mt
of this jacket, for the,
picture trils the story.
Like aO our jackets.
each one is cuaKxn
made: not made hurriedly, but
We racomnteoj Mask k rSis
I-he OorAw. & rw
rVhmd at staiM a rerulatKa wf
of it Bey taJua.
GORDON IT-RGUSOM, a P-ul Minn.
i i TMT-i ait J
Improves the flavor
and adds to the health
ful nc si of the food
LAIGHIXi 1.1 K".
Willie Pa. how many quarts does it taks
to make a peck?
Pa It all depends, my son Is thin
one quart for instance, will sonntirv.
make a '"peck of trouble.' Phllmi-Ij. ha
"Thlngf are very dear,," said, the d
Yes," answered Senator Sorghum:
we are all feeling it alike. I can remen . -the
time when votes could be bought I t
a dollur apiece that can't be bought iiw
at any price." Washington Ptar.
"Is your boy getting along m II ;it college
"He was until a few day gn. when
he sprained one of Ills ankl" .mil non
he tells me he's likely to be ofT t'..- regular
tesm for the rest of the season. ' Chlcngu
"I see you have a photograph f my wife
Mrs. Pyle Onstyle In your show rase
It's very like her. said the e.orly laller.
"Yes. replied the photographer, some
what bitterly, "and she hasn t paid me for
it yet "
Ah: that s still more line ner. rnna-
He's a theatrical sort of a person"
'Yes. he trie to stand for his ennvie.
tlons against his wife, but he makes weak
stands." Cleveland Leader
RECESSIONAL FOR WIVES.
W. D. Nesblt In Chicago Tribune.
"Remember that you are only your hus
band's helpmeet. Do not forget that you
were created for your husband." Mrs.
Stnoe, antl-womsn suffragist.
Boss of our fathers, feared of old.
Known by the farflung rolling pin-
Yet In your ears soft tales were told
n hen man set forth your hand to wio.
A helpmeet then you vowed to be
Through his prosperity or debt:
You said none was so grand as he
Lest you forget; lest you forget!
As out of chaos worlds were formed
And out of darkness burst the 1 ahf.
So you upon man's vision swarmed
And f harmed him with your ulance
He never dreamed of your slender hand
A grim grip on his hair would get;
We mention this, you understand.
I.est you forget; lest you forget!
The tumult and the shoutings rise.
The captains and the kings depart
When from your hand the sauce pan fllea,
t'nerring ss a flint-tipped dart.
When man comes home at 3 a. m ,
By no glad we;come la he met.
Sad facts! We merely mention them.
Lest you forget; lest you forget!
The floral fetters fades to gyves.
Romance throws up Its hand and swoons
When we are told how many wives
Are wearing hubby's pantaloons.
O. woman. gt and rook his meals
Or else life's scheme will be upset. .
We only send up these appeals
Lest you fc-tget; lest you forget!
Meadow Gold Barter.
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