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(Seal) M. B. HUNQATE.
The ease with which the ItusBlans
disclaimed any knowledge of troubles
at Koushk must have made them wish
the North sea were In Afghanistan.
The Indiana senatorial succession Is
beginning to demonstrate why so many
politicians were so eager to help pro
mote Senator Fairbanks to tho vice
Legislative deadlocks are generally to
be deplored, but some people harbor a
feeling that the legislature of Delaware
might do worse than fail to elect a sen
ator this winter.
All business "booms" have bad after
effects and the apparent "boom" in the
liquor market, following the presence of
Indians attending federal court In
Omaha, Is no exception to the rule.
Cores ns are said to be showing dis
content with the Japanese. Even the
most hospitable of people sometimes find
a guest who overstays his welcome, and
tho Japanese show no signs of leaving.
It Is to be hoped the reported injury
of a man at the New York Horse show
may not impair the popularity of foot
ball with those who like to watch them
cany off -the disabled from the gridiron.
Mrs. Maybrlck denies that she Is to
enter the lecture field. But she must
admit that If she does not do something
like that, much valuable free advertis
ing will have been permitted to go to
Governor-elect Douglas of Massachu
setts must be mistaken In his expressed
opinion -that his views on the subject
of free trade were responsible for his
electlon-r-uuless he meant free trade In
that (34,000 fund.
Iowa has finally decided that It can
rest satisfied with two cabinet offices,
but wants the president to understand
that If he has any difficulty In filling
the other places its supply of good ma
terial Is far from exhausted.
The way to make Omaha a perma
nent grain market Is to build flouring
mills and elevators, and the way to
build mills and elevators la to build
them and not talk about them. Resolu
tions do not supply the demand.
Without , reference to the particular
case brought against Father Bchell, It
may be well to recall the fact that no
one who has ever undertaken to expose
the viand grabbers and grafters on the
Winnebago reservation has escaped
being made the victim of some criminal
charge trumped up against him by these
plunderers of the Indians.
The retail merchants are determined
to continue their efforts for a revision
of the exemption laws that will permit
more severe methods X collection. No
one has any sympathy with the, pro
fessional deadbeut, but the difficulty is
to get a law that will aceouipHsh Its
purpose without attending hardship
upon the merely unfortunate.
According to the latest advices the
supreme court will, on Its own motion.
strike from Its records Senator Allen's
brief criticising the motives of a mem
ber of the supreme- court commission.
but the court will refrain from citing
Senator Allen to appear for contempt
or pay a $500 fine and costs, without
appeal. Times have changed.
The minister of war of Panama has
retired on a pension and Secretary Taft
will find no man Of corresponding rank
to greet htm when he arrive on the
shores of the new republic. lint this
will hardly Interfere with the settle
ment of the matters between the gov
ernments, as Judge Taft has started
out to make, things harmonious, and
tarmonloos tbey must be.
partt OR PRINCIPLE f
The World-Herald has attempted to
explain the political landslide and to
draw lessons therefrom in an article
headed "Worth All Thre Tears." It
The democratic party In the nation met
with a terrible defeat because It yielded
to the temptation to occupy republican
gtound. There is no room In this country
for two republican parties.
Near the close It adds:
Mr. Bryan himself emerges from the
campaign a stronger man than he entered
it Many democrats who were honestly
mlstukrn, and who had been led to be
lieve that Mr. Bryan was not a democrat,
but was in fact a populist, have had their
eyes opened. The courage and force Be
displayed during (lie recent campaign has
won for him the respect of men, regard
less of political prejudice.
The first quotation is a confeeslon that
the democratic party In the campaign
Jutt closed was merely another repub
lican party, advocating republican poli
cies and doctrine, nnd that It deserved
defeat. The second Is to the effect that
Mr. Bryan proved bis democracy and
won the respect of men by the tremen
dous efforts he put forth In behalf of
Parker nnd Davis In other words, that
he proved his democracy and won re
spect by moving with his party upon re
publican ground, advocating republican
policies and doctrine and pleading for the
success of a party that deserved defeat.
That Mr. Bryan has proved his party
loyalty may be conceded, but many of
his slncerest admirers have openly re
gretted that in doing so he has set party
above principle. Has his course been
consistent? If "my party right or
wrong" be the true test of political char
acter in a man of Mr. Bryan's standing,
It must be the test of those who make up
the rank nnd file. He belongs to a mi
nority party, nnd what ground would
there be for him to hope that It would
ever be anything but a minority party
should each voter act upon the maxim
which Mr. Bryan himself has acted
upon, "my party right or wrong." With
what grace can he In the future nsk re
publican voters to desert their pnrty
when he himself refused to desert the
democratic pnrty when It espoused doc
trines which for years he had denounced
as the sum of all political Iniquities?
For Mr. Bryan It will be urged that he
was forced to choose between two re
publican parties. But his old running
mate, Mr. Watson, was the candidate of
a party having a national organization.
Its platform did not differ materially
from what it was eight years ago when
Mr. Bryan was glad to stand upon it
with Mr. Watson. It contained nothing
Inconsistent with the views which Mr.
Bryan has advocated ever since he en
tered public life. It was supported by
many of Mr. Bryan's closest political
friends In Nebraska and elsewhere.
With this opportunity In reach he delib
erately allied himself with Cleveland,
Hill, Gorman nnd others who for years
have stood opposed to all he advocated
as "safe and sane" In politics, and
turned his back on his old political asso
ciates who shared his views on questions
of government. In so doing he seriously
Impaired his most valuable political
asset, namely, the popular belief In his
sincerity of purpose.
THE AXNVAL HOLD VP.
The Omaha brewers, wholesale and
retail liquor dealers and druggists, who
are under the law required to publish
their applications for license to sell malt,
spirituous and vinous liquors In the
newspaper having the largest bona fide
circulation In the county, are again being
subjected to the annual holdup by pub
lishers of papers that Mo not meet the
requirements of the law. These bogus
claimants boldly threaten liquor dealers
and druggists with prosecution and per
secution If they do not allow themselves
to be confidenced and held up. This Is
nothing more or less than a down
right attempt at blackmail. If liquor
dealers submit they are entitled to no
sympathy. It Is within their power to
put an end to the "annual holdup" by
entering a complaint with the county
attorney against parties who seek to
extort money from them under threats.
The law prohibiting extortion by threats
applies to publishers of newspapers just
as it would, to men engaged in any
other business. There never was a time
tlnce the Slocumb law was enacted that
The Omaha Evening Bee was not the
paper of the largest bona fide circula
tion In the county of Douglas. When
ever a test has been made before city
councils or In the courts Its position as
the most extensive circulating medium
In this city and county has been 'Sus
tained. But the bogus claimants will
continue their annual raids until they
are called Into court and prosecuted for
the violation of the code prohibiting the
levy of blackmail.
THE SOUTH 1ST POLITICS
There Is to be a conference of south
ern democratic leaders, according to re
ports that come from Washington, to
consider the question of the political In
dependence of the southern states. Ac
cording to what appears to be an author
itative statement, the idea is that the
south shall cease to co-operate with the
northern democracy and that it shall
cease to assume an attitude of hostility
toward the republican party, bnt shall
remain absolutely Independent. It Is
suggested that ahould such a plan be
followed the south would cease to send
delegates to national conventions. It
would allow the two northern parties to
make their nominations, would choose
Its own electors, and would have them
vote for whichever candidate seemed
most acceptable, or for a third party can
didate If neither proved acceptable. In
case no party named an acceptable can
didate the south would choose a south
ern msn and vote ftir blm.
Tu men In the south who are urging
this course aaeert that they have en
tirely lost confldem.-e In the northern de
mocracy and ara tired of their own sub-
ordlnata position. They ara convinced
that the time has coma when the demo
crats party In the south should cut It
self ant of the aaaitlaa of aelog a mare
tali to the deraocrxttc kit of the north
anil a serum a poaftlan of fnflaciic En the
coanrUa of the national democracy. ' Ap
parently some of the democrats af that
section see the folly of trusting the
pledges and promises of the democracy
of the east which have uniformly failed
and sre likely to do so In the future. In
the last campaign the southern democ
racy believed Implicitly that the assur
ances given by the eastern democrats
would be carried out and It was upon
the strength of this that they accepted
a New York man as the candidate for
president They confidently thought that
the assurances given In behalf of the
candidate would be fulfilled. They were
not especially favorable to the man
(whom the democrats of w Tork pre
sented to them, because they had not
found him to be of their way of thinking
In a most important respect, but they
took him upon the recommendation of
the democracy of the east and they gave
him support at the ballot box.
It Is not surprising to learn that In
their great disappointment they are now
disposed to cut loose from on element of
the party which it has been clearly dem
onstrated Is unable to accomplish any
thing and which has deliberately de
cided the southern democracy In more
than one campaign. We will not ven
ture to predict what the result of the
proposed conference of southern demo
cratic leaders will be, but It is a rational
hope that It will lead to a change in the
attitude of the democratic party In the
south Which will place It upon a more
liberal and patriotic basis th?n It has
occupied for the past thirty years.
BEFORE AXD AFTER TAKIXQ.
During the campaign of illumination,
conducted at an expense of more than
$20,000, the people of Omaha were in
formed by President Nnsli that the
property of the electric light company
represented an investment of $4,000,000
and paid more taxes than any other
of the public utility corporations. An
inspection of the record In the office
of the city tax commissioner shows
that the street railway company made
a return for 1004 of $3,908,000, which
was raised by the commissioner ' to
$3,000,000; the Omaha Gas company
made a return of $1,552,000 and was
raised by the tax commissioner to
$2,250,000; the property of the water
works company within the city limits
of Omaha was appraised by the com
missioner at $2,125,000; that of the Ne
braska Telephone company was returned
for $500,000 and these figures were ac
cepted by the commissioner; the return
made by Mr. Nash for the electric light
company placed the value of that prop
erty at $750,000, and that valuation was
accepted by the commissioner.
In his sworn return to the tax com
missioner Mr. Nash places the value of
the electric light company's plant for
1905 at $750,000, or $3,250,000 less than
he claimed It to be worth before the
late election. The people of Omaha
have a right to ask what has caused
this tremendous slump in the value of
this plant within less than twenty days?
Why was the electric light company's
plant worth $4,000,000 before election
and less than one-fifth of that amount
after election? Nobody in Omaha Is
aware of a sudden drop In the value
of real estate, in the cost of labor and
building material, during the Inst three
weeks, and nobody In Omnha has heard
of any terrific contraction In the price
of poles, wires nnd electrical machinery
since the late election.
One of three things Is manifest.
Either the strenuous president of the
electric light company indulged In de
liberate deception on the -public when
he said the company owned property
and franchises worth $4,000,000 In
Omaha, or he has been laboring un
der mental aberration and hallucina
tion, or he has made a return to the
tax commissioner and Board of Review
outrageously out of proportion with the
true value of the property.
The only way for the Board of Re
view, which is now in session, to solve
the problem Intelligently is by compell
ing Mr. Nash to submit a statement of
the capitalization of the electric light
company In stocks and bonds with the
market value of each. Under the su
preme court decision the combined
value of stocks and bonds, deducting
therefrom the value of the renl estate
assessed separately, should be the as
sessed value of tha property.
The arrest of Father Schell on a
charge trumped up In the name of an
Irresponsible Indian is an unmitigated
outrage, manifestly concocted by the
Thurston county combine that considers
the Indian Its legitimate prey. Father
Schell might have been Indiscreet In
making known bis Intention to carry
the complaint against the rlngsters to
Washington, and doubtless this fur
nished the Inspiration for this move to
detain and besmirch him, but we ap
prehend that it will have the opposite
effect. The arrest of Father Schell will
arrest the attention of the secretary of
the Interior and the president and com
pel the adoption of regulations that will
more effectively correct the abuses ex
isting at the reservation.
The making of a great grain market
In Omaha by the erection of elevators
and storage houses, the building of
cereal and flouring mills and other In
dustries to work up their products, offers
at present the most promising field of
expansion for this c-lty. If ma ha can
get the benefit of the marketing of the
larger part of the grain ttowu within
th territory naturally tributary, It will
Increase Its population and add to Its
taxable wealth to an extent matched
by no other single Hue of industry, ex
cept possibly the live stock market and
packing houses at South Omaha. It Is
worth working for. ,
Omaha U to entertain the State
Teachers' association In Its annual con
vention during the holidays. This Is
tha first tltna that the convention will
have accepted Omaha's hospitality,
Willi a little extra effort tha meet-
DAILY DEE: SATURDAY,
tng can be made so aocresafal in point
of attendance and results that tha teach
ers will be glad to come again. It be
hooves th committees In charge to get
in their promotion work early while
school teachers are making plans for
their midwinter vacation, and before
they make arrangements that would In
terfere with the trip to Omaha.
Having done their level best to beat
the successful candidates for republican
nominations, and then having done
their level best to beat them as repub
lican nominess for election, the Fonta
nelle India us are now organizing a ma
rauding expedition to capture all the ap
pointive places tha have fallen to the
jiossesslon of the victors and are en
deavoring to enforce their demands by
the swinging of war clubs and toma
hawks. Indian methods, however, are
at a discount in civilized communities
In these twentieth century days.
Omaha's frnnchised corporations are
persistent and consistent at all events
when It comes to returning their prop
erty for taxation. No matter what they
happen to have been assessed the Inst
year, they are sure they should be as
sessed a little less this year.
If the object lesson of the Sixteenth
street pavement does not move the
property owners on other streets, which
are practically impassable because of
their wornout pavements, some more
forcible means may be required.
They Have Not Hail F.nonih.
Russia says it will never cease fighting
until it is conqueror. The world Is pretty
well convinced that Japan feels the same
way about It and will back up its determi
nation with a much more presentable . -cle
of war. So there you are.
Decorations for Honesty.
Italy proposes to decorate J. Plerpont
Morgan because of his return of that
stolen cope. This country might be willing
to give some of those Napoleons of finance
decorations if they would return the stolen
propel ty now in their possession.
It Won't Count for Much.
j San Francisco Chronicle.
A good deal of talk Is heard about the
socialist vote, but it will never count for
much in this country while the farms are
in the possession of over 6,000,000 owners,
and while there are as many more separate
owners of city realty in the United States.
New York Tribute.
Uncle Sam smiles on the Jap as a bor
rower and will discount his paper with
pleasure. Tho little brown Oriental's credit
Is good everywhere, even in Moscow, where
the capitalists have quite a snug lot of
Japanese securities stored awa". rated as
gilt edged even in the fir i .'lal schedules
of those who are at war with them.
Confidence Well Placed.
The magnificent expression of confidence
In President Roosevelt by the people of
the United States has had a favorable
bearing on his invitation to European na
tions to reassemble the peace conference
at The Hague. They all realize now n
little more than before his good intentions,
and the fact that he Justly represents this
nation in the proposal.
Vast Illches In Corn.
New Orleans States.
The greatest hoard of the yellow metal
ever gathered in one countr. ould not
buy one year's harvest of the American
oorn and wheat. To buy one season's corn
crop would take all the gold minted In
this country In six years. In the last seven
years all the gold mines have produced
only enough to buy one year's yield of our
six leading cerealB.
ROAD STREWS WITH BROKEN HOPES
Ambitions Shattered on the Road to
the White House.
Kansas Cltv Star.
The loss of the presidency was probably
not an overwhelming disappointment to
Judge Parker, for he could hardly have
been under any serious delusion regarding
his chances of success. But the Way to the
great office is strewn with the broken
hopes and shattered ambitions of those of
his predecessors who had given up their
lives to the pursuit of the prise only to
lose It in the end.
The list begins with John Jay, who
sacrificed his prospects by negotiating an
unpopular treaty with Orcat Britain. It
ends with Thomas B. Reed, for Mr. Bryan
was the leader of a forlorn hope both In
1898 and in 1900 and he accepted defeat
with fortitude. While there were disap
pointments of aspirations early In the his
tory of the oountry, the first case that ap
pealed to popular imagination was that of
Henry Clay, the brilliant "Harry of the
West." Clay was pussed over in 1840, be
cause his membership in the Masonic order
and his tariff views made him less "avail
able" than William Henry Harrison. Four
years later he secured the nomination only
to be defeated by the first democratic dark
horse, James K. Polk.
Webster was another leader who was
sacrificed to the exigencies of the popular
demand. In 1848 the whigs deserted their
chiefs and went over to the military hero.
General Taylor, although the Massachu
setts statesman, according to all prece
dents, was entitled to the nomination.
Again, In 1852, Webster lost to another
soldier, General WInfleld Scott. In 1860
Governor Seward of New Tork was the
republican leader, and the logical choice
of his party. But the know nothing ele
ment caused his defeat and made possible
the nomination of Lincoln.
Salmon P. Chase was another man with
a presidential ambition which was never
gratified. He hoped to secure the nomi
nation In place of Lincoln In 18S4. De
feated at that time, be looked forward
four years to the democratic convention,
which rejected hlrn and named Governor
Beymour. To avenge bis defeat bis daugh
ter la reported to have Induced ConlUlng
not to fight the decision of the electoral
commission awarding Louisiana's vote to
Hayes. For Mr. TUden had been the
real power behind Seymour's nomination.
Thus a grudge over a defeat helped to
deprive the democratic candidate hi M7
of bis victory. Horace Greeley succumhed
In 18TS under his crushing defeat and
died a few days after the election.
Blaine was defeated for the nuuiniy.
tion in 1878 by tha cutting off of the gas
from the convention hall, which thus com
pelled an adjournment over night and gave
his opponents time to arrange a winning
combination. Ilia loss of the presidency,
eight years latar, due to the Burchard in
discretion, loft him a broken man. The
billllunt Reed hoped for the Humiliation i
1890, but It went to his more astute ad
versary. The acquisition of the Philip
pines alienated him from his party and
finally forced his withdrawal from political
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the very
few brilliant party leader since the time
of the Virginia dynasty whose long term
of nubile service has been rounded out
wtla a Siectlea to the presiaeacy.
NOVEMBER 19, 1004.
OTHER LA1D9 TBUS
In France there continues to be com
plaint of the decrease in the birth rata,
though there appears no good reason for
such discontent. The number of births
last year was 835,712, as compared with
H6,J78 the year before, and an average of
851,044 for the preceding ten years. The
number of deaths was lew, so that the
excess of births over deaths wes T3.10. That
was a small natural Increase In the popu
lation of France, but 'It was sufficient.
France has a large population for Its slse,
and while the births are proportionately
much less than in Great Britain or Oer
many, they are as many as the circum
stances of the nation Justify. The French
are not a migratory people In the same
sense as are the British or Germans. Hence
as large a birth rate proportionately In
France as In Germany or Great Britain
would soon overcrowd the country snd re
sult In want and misery. There Is less dis
tress among the French people than among
those of any other European nation, de
spite the enormous taxation Imposed on
them. If the French government ceases to
look for an opportunity to revenge Itself
on Germany, and reduces Its outlay for
war purposes, the French people would
soon be. In an economical senfe. far In ad
vance of those of any other European coun
try. The failure to Incresse rapidly in
population Is something which France does
not need to worry over.
The traces of the old feudalism In Japan
survive conspicuously in the laws that
meko labor unionism and strikes criminal.
By the police regulations of 1900 the Japa
nese authorities are empowered to punish
worklngmen who go on strike or "who
speak or agitate for wages and hours of
labor." There Is, in fact, a complete legal
prohibition of the right of combination
among wage-earners. So lnng as such
laws remain In force the capitalists and
manufneturers of Japan are sure of very
cheap lnhor supply, and this fact will un
doubtedly aid them enormously In com
peting with western lnduptrlallsm for the
J various open markets In tho Orient. Tet
I there Is likely to be, In time, an awakening
nmong the Japanese working class. The
economic standard of living among them
will rise ns the Increase of wealth goes
on. Then, too, the Jnpanese cannot assimi
late western civilization to any great ex
tent without Imbibing also our labor union
Ideas. The right to combine and strike
must be conceded some day. Meantime, It
Is singular that a socialistic propaganda
has begun there even before the right of
labor to ''agitate or combine for higher
wages has been recognized.
There are Important matters before the
French congress to which tho government
Is addressing Itself with earnest resolution.
On j Is the Income tax, concerning which
two proposals are now under consideration,
either of which would make revolutionary
changes In the fiscal system. Another Is
the refreshing proposal to reduce the pe
riod of military service to two years. A
third is the government bill for establish
ing a worklngmen's pension fund. Of
course there are also the agreements with
Great Britain over the Newfoundland
shore and the partition of Africa, and with
Spain over the disposition of Morocco,
which must bo brought up for approval.
To all these measures the government
stands pledged, and It .neans to put them
through during the present session, or at
least In the new session which begins in
January next. To that end the deputies
will probably be kept at work in both aft
ernoon and evening, and speeches "for
Buncombe" will be discouraged. It is an
inspiring spectacle to see France thus
settling down to business In serene disre
gard of the winds of war and the waters
of intrigue which are raging about her.
There Is no nation of continental Europe
that can so well afford an attitude of
self-contained and self-reliant Independ
ence as can France, and that she Is at this
time assuming such an attitude is an omen
of her future good.
Reports continue to come from all sides
of the terrible and growing distress In
"southern Russia. The municipal authori
ties in the large towns are voting relief
funds, but In amounts which are ridicu
lously Inadequate to the necessities of the
case. Thus at Krementchug a resolution
to pay one dollar a week to the more des
titute reservists' families of the district
was thrown out In the municipal chamber,
and an amendment curried to pay fifty
cents. Many of the reservists' families
consist of five, six or even more children,
so the value of this aid may be imagined.
The military authorities deny all re
sponsibility for the misery caused by the
mobilization. In view of the large number
of men killed and incapacitated at the
front, they have been asked to whnt ex
tent the various municipal corporations
andS charitable organizations may depend
upon government assistance later on. They
have replied that soldiers or reservists,
when dead or incapacitated, no longer of
ficially "exist" and that their wives, fam
ilies, or other dependents cannot be assisted
out of military funds. The state of affairs
In the villages and outlying hamlets is
even worse. The representative of a Ger
man agricultural machinery business who
lately returned to Odessa after visiting
various agricultural areas in the south
of Russia declares that the ojtlook for
the winter is the worst he remembers for
fifteen yeurs, many of them years of har
vest shortuge or partial famine.
The scheme for the redistribution of the
British, forces in India, upon which Lord
Kitchener has "been at work for a long
time, has been formally adopted and will
be put into complete execution as
speedily as possible. The object of it, put
in the briefest way, is to arrange the dif
ferent units in a formation which will en
able them to train together and co-operate
more effectively in the event of war. The
condltiona of the country, It is explained
In a general army order, have been vastly
changed since the mutiny by railways and
the telegraph The new scheme concen
trates the troops according to present re
quirement! and in, particular enablrs all
three arms to be trained toge.her in the
various centers. Southern I mi: a I by no
means denuded of troops, though the post
of lieutenant general of the Mdrai army
has been abolished. The military arrange
ments In Burma remain unchanged. The
cost of the reorganization will. It Is be
lieved, amount to 0,000.00.1, all of which,
however, will nut have to be paid at once.
The Bengal, Bombay and Punjab armies
will be knuwn respectively as the easts n,
western and northern corps. Bl.' CUir'.f
Egerton will command at akiaiarbad,
which will be on the same footing as
Burma. Officers of divisions w 11 have In
creased duties in order that lieutenant
geuerals may have mure l?iure to aure.--lntend
the training at their dLls nns. Each
division will consist of one cavalry and
three Infantry brigades, at wall as the di
visional troops of cavalry, artillery, sap
pers and pioneers. The completion of the
scheme will require time, as new barracks
on new lines will be needed. Officers ara
specially directed to devote their energies
toward an Improveal war training of thair
Japanese Loaa In America.
Americans are not subscribing for tho
new Japanese loan in such number or
amount Englishmen, a. a but there
teenii to be nc doubt that the 30 0 0.000
aaslgned to this country will be fully taken
here. It Is an exceptiurally attractive
offer which Is made netting the Investor
nearly T per cent. But American money is
pretty well tied up 1b soheiuts of our own.
net afr cafctnet rnakera are bosr wtth
Colonel Henry Watterson strikes the last
note In the dirge when ho says there Is
nothing left to reorganise.
The most surprising feature of the elec
tion In Pennsylvania Is that one democrat
should land a seat In congress.
Apparently, Governor Dockery of Mis
souri sees little to be thankful for, as his
Thanksgiving proclamation is Just eight
It would be easier to bear If It had been
Gumshoe Bill Stone Instead of Cockrell that
was standing In the way of the Missouri
Notwithstanding sll the energy and
treasure expended, It la fairly certain that
Gasman A (Hicks will not land the Dela
Rev. Dr. Swallow declares that he Is
"much gratified by the returns so far re
ceived." If he Is satisfied the rest of us
ought not to complain.
A large proportion of the republicans of
Moscow, Idaho, made a public bonfire of
their old hats and donned new headgear
provided by the opposition.
Kentucky produced the greatest surprise
of the election. The prohibitionists car
ried one precinct In Louisville and tripled
their vote throughout the state.
There is an occasional rift In the clouds
befogging southern newspapers. The
Florida Times-Union exclaims cheerfully,
"The price of whisky is falling!"
E. T. Searles, who last week was elected
governor of North Dakota on the repub
lican ticket, was born In Wisconsin and is
the son of a Methodist minister.
The legislature of California, which meets
In January, will be so nearly unanimously
republican that a division on party lines
on any subject whatever will be out of
Senator Depew la actively at work among
the membnrs-elert of the New York legis
lature securing pledges for his own re
election. He Is meeting with good suc
cess, but has t)ot yet pledged a majority
of the republican caucus.
"We are for Parker because we are
weary of defeat," said Senator Daniel of
Virginia at the St. Louis convention. Hi
is one among a considerable number of
democrats who have not been heard from
since the election.
Carter H. Harrison, mayor of Chicago,
asserts his party is stricken and announces
that he will not be a candidate for re
election next spring, and that under no
combination of circumstances will he ac
cept a renomlnatlon.
Governor-elect Douglas of Massachu
setts acknowledges having spent 834,500 in
his campaign. Still there are statesmen
in the Bay state who insist that a demo
crat cannot, under the constitution, hold
the office of governor In that state.
Governor Odell holds no grudge against
anybody. Still, he declined an invitation
to attend Senator Piatt's buckwheat cake
and maple syrup breakfast. Buckwheat
cakes don't agree with him, perhaps, and
he may have his doubts as to the genuine
ness of the maple syrup.
Patrick Keerwin of Seward, Westmore
land county, Pennsylvania, the oldest voter
In the United States, cast his twenty-first
presidential ballot for Parker and Davis.
He Is 107 years 8 months and 1 day old
and takes the same keen Interest In poli
tics today as he did fifty years ago.
' I'nexperted Good Taste.
One tiling can be eald for General Sher
man Bell of Colorado. He knows when he
Is not wanted. The defeat of Governor
Peabody wa even more a condemnation
of Bell, who promptly announoes that he
will now go to Mexico as superintendent of
a mine. This is really an exhibition of
good taste that was not looked for.
Not a Bit Discouraged.
Grandpa Davis is quoted as saying hn Is
not discouraged. The good old soul should
not allow himself to be absolutely certain
that the democratic party has formed the
habit of nominating him for vice president.
It may make overtures to Uncle Russell
Bnge next time.
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8 to 16 years $5.00 and up to $8.50.
Overcoats 2i to 8 years all styles
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Overcoats for the bigger boys 8 to Jo years
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FLASHES OF Ft N.
"Is that Invention of yours praetlcplT"
"I don't know yet," an.wered the ln
ventor. "It works all right, but I haven't
yet put any shares on the market." Wash
"George won a hat betting with papa."
"And papa said George could have Erne
line If he'd call it square." Cleveland
"Yes. sir, he was the laziest man on rec
ord. What do you reckon he did when hi!
house was on fire?"
"Warmed his hands nt the Maze, ar.d
thanked God he didn't have to spilt the
wood for it!" Atlanta Constitution.
"When Bragley starts talking to me It
alwsyp makes me thirsty."
"You mean because he's so dry?"
"Well, no; I think It's heonus.. so many
of the statements he makes have to be
taken with a grain of salt." Philadelphia
"What's this story about Archie Feather
top taking his nutomoblle apart to see what
It was made of?"
"Only partly true. It wasn t working
right, and he took It apart--lnto a fence
corner, where he could swep.r at It undis
turbed." Chicago Tribune.
"I confess," said he. during the tiff. "I
can't undr-tand you at all; you're a reg
"Weil," she retorted, defiantly, "If I m
an unsolvable puzzle, there's only one
thing for you to do give me up." Phila
S. W. Olllllan In Baltimore American.
I wrote Bill Bryan asking what he thought
of the defeat
Of A. Bewildered Parker who was such a
cinch to beat.
I waHtid quite a day or two before tha
Then opened It with feverish haste to
learn who got the blame
For all the harm Inflicted to the rartj;
that had failed
To get within a furlong of the Job they
would have nailed.
But this Is all I heard from him the
party's liveliest head:
"Don't ask any questions Tommy Watson
says I'm dead." -
Then came a little postscript worded thus:
"I s'pose It's so.
For Watson's fully posted and he surely
ought to know.
But If It's true, the symptoms rigor mor
tis brings about
Are not tho kind I thought I'd have while
'going up the spout;'
My tenip'rature is normal and my pulse
Is pretty swift
For one in that condition fondly known
as 'on the lift;'
I've got the same old notions firmly fast
ened In my head, '
Which seems tarnation funny If, as Wat
son says, 1 m dead.
"I've got the strength, though I'm de
funct, to lead another fight -
Against the sort of statesmanship I
never thought was right;
I've got the steam and courage to admin
ister a biff
To that old Cleveland party which Is
queer If I'm a stiff.
No undertaker's wagon has been calling
here for me,
No sad-faced, white-gloved neighbors, choir
or preacher do I see;
But how can I disparage what so good a
man hath said?
That sorrel-topped Tom Watson has pro
claimed that I am deed!"
Fi Like Ours.
Jade Coats left and only a
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