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(Deal) U. B. UUNGATE,
WHEN Ol'T OS TOWS,
abserlbera leariaar the cty tern
poratlly shoald have The Bet
mailed te them. It la better than
dally letter froae heme. Ad
dress will be changed as often as
The boys went down to the convention
at Lincoln. And the next day it rained.
It never rains but It pours but if thin
thing keeps on much longer in Nebraska
prayers against rain will be In order.
Will it be an infantry or cavalry fight
next Tuesday? That depends whether
it rains or shines. If it rains the car
airy will be In active requisition.
With satisfaction expressed at both
Stockholm and Chrlstlanla over the re
sult of the conference at Karlstad, the
diplomats are apparently winning over
the warriors at all points.
With the surgeon-general of tho
Japanese navy in America, Baron
Komura should be able to learn why he
is ill or Japanese medical knowledge
has been greatly overestimated in the
If, as announced from St. Petersburg,
Russian peasants will control the new
Parliament the real extent of popular
enlightenment can be determined, un
less, indeed, the tureaucr&ts control the
Coroner Hralley nas made an exera
plary officer since be has occupied that
position. He has attended strictly to
business and the cost of the office to the
taxpayers has been smaller than under
any of his predecessors.
Unless citizens who desire fod gov
eminent participate at their nfirtf pri
marles they have no right to complain
after the nominations are made that the
candidates bomlnated are npt worthy of
their support at the election.
New York school teachers' idea of
teaching pupils how to pjay may be a
good thing in New York, but the idea
will hardly be taken up in Omaha until
the public play grounds become more
popular with the rising generation.
It is now snld that Uusslans removed
the wireless telegraph Instruments from
their ships before reaching the Sea of
Japan, showing that there are more
ways of getting away from orders from
headquarters than by cutting the cable.
With fusion in some counties of N
Lraska and "straight" democratic and
populist tickets in others it is probable
that opposition newspapers which as
pire to state influence will continue to
present amusing attempts to "sidestep"
until the end of the present campaign,
When you come to vote at the pri
marles next Tuesday, don't fire into the
air by marking your ballot for some one
who has no chance of winning out.
Where there is a field of more than two
pick one or the other of the leaders an
make your vote count for the man who
is entitled to your support.
We doubt very much whether the
Omaha police will appreciate the croco
dile tears shed by Pat Crowe's Omaha
organ over its starviug condition, by
re? son of alleged municipal extrava
gam. The average Omaha policeman is
not afflicted with a lapse of memory and
does not take kindly to gifts teudered
by the Greeks.
Herman Hh1, who is asking a repub'
Ucan nouiinatlou for county surveyor, is
most highly spoken of by everyone who
knows him, and his professional abill
ties and tried qualifications for the po
sition are unquestioned. lie Is the only
man from South Omaha asking a noml
nation ou the republican county ticket
and South Omaha U entitled to rture-
LATMiT 1K8CHASCK DISCLOSVRKS.
The testimony presented to the New I
York legislative investigating committee
Uy Frederick Cromwell, treasurer of the
Mutual Life Insurance company, is, re
gardless of its importance to the Investi
gation, of more than passing interest to
the large number of policyholders In
mutual Insurance compnules, particu
larly in this statement:
We could not mnke our Investments with
out syndicates and we are partners In every
yndlcate Into which we go. I want to say
further that unless we went Into thane syn
dicates we would not be able to Invest our
funds except by buying In small quantities
and paying the successive profits of middle
men. I ask you and the committee to con-
Ider that we have now over Kn,cinn,ono of
assets and while we have over 100,uOf),000
Invested In bonds and mortgagee we are
constantly under the necessity of finding
ddltlonal Investments for our large ac
cumulations of funds: This Is the condition.
It is no theory.
Life insurance in the United States
has grown to such vast proportions that
It is no longer r subject of local concern,
and when an officer of one of the largest
companies in the country says funUs ac
cumulate so rapidly that they cannot be
Invested in the ordinary course of busi
ness, but must be used through "under
writing sydicates" a form of financial
dealing practically unknown in America
until recently It must occur to the aver-
ge policyholder that the company Is
really looking more to the 'Income to be
derived from the "surplus" than to relief
for the policyholder, despite its "mutual"
Granting that the policyholder, or his
heirs, will ultimately receive the profits
derived by the company from these syn
dicate operations, he should at least have
been taken Into the confidence of the
management and should have been given
full and fair statement of the opera
tions, and that without the necessity of
making Inquiry or depending upon tho
result of an Investigation by state au
As a result of these investigations
policyholders may be expected to Insist
upon a change in the system of some of
the companies which will prevent the ac
cumulation of funds too large to be
easily handled, and at the same time se
cure for themselves Insurance at rates
considerably lower than those at present
KO liOBK FIGHTIXQ-
The orders of the generals in the field
putting into effect the stipulations of
the armistice agreed upon by the rep
resentatives of both Russian and Japa
nese armies means that there will be
no more fighting between the late
belligerents In the far east. As a mat
ter of fact hostilities have een in prac
tical abeyapce since the great naval
engagement of the Sea of Japan al
though at no time until the present did
the opposing forces remit anything that
would be necessary for their prepared
ness to continue active warfare.
From now on the operations in the
orient will bp In the direction of evac
uating positions under mllltury occupa
tion and restoring conditions of civil
government in what was the theater of
war. The homeward movement of
troops, the release of prisoners of war.
the djsmiasal of hospital patients, the
disarmament of volunteer soldiers and
the reduction of the respective armies
to their new peace footings will doubt
less occupy some considerable time yet
ror the dlsuanament of a great army
Is almost as slow a process as its con
scription. All who remember the inci
dents marking the close of our own war
with Spain will recall the length of time
it took to get the soldiers at the front
back home and our experience was by
no means exceptional.
The proclamation of the armistice
therefore is really a prelude to these
needful preliminary steps to the com
plete execution of the peace treaty
terms. It Is safe to count also that
nothing is likely to happen now that
would lead either side to break faith
with the other to the extent'of precipi
tating further clash of arms.
ty WBOM WILL YOV PUT IOCR TBCST7
It cannot be. too often repeated that
the citizens of Douglas county are more
vitally concerned in the nomination and
election of en honest and capable county
Judge than In any other position that is
to be filled by them at the November
election. The county judge is also Judge
of probate and chief guurdlan of the es
tates of all deceased persons within bis
Jurisdiction. The question every con
scientious voter should put to himself be
fore he makes his choice from among
the candidates who present themselves
for his support is, Who is the most trust
worthy and reliable to discharge the du
ties of the office?
Inasmuch as only one man has filed
for the democratic nomination democrats
have no other choice. Republicans will
find the names of four candidates on
the official ballot, viz., Charles T. Dick
lnson, Charles W. Haller, Charles Leslie
and B. F. Thomas.
The Bee earnestly recommends CJjarles
. Haller as the best and most eml
nently qualified candidate for the post
Charles T. Dickinson is conceded to be
one of the ablest lawyers who has served
on the bench In this district, but his
record as county Judge in Burt county
where he formerly resided, does not
Justify in recommendiug him as a safe
custodian of the widows and orphans
trust funds and precludes his choice even
bad it not been for the fact that he al
lowed himself to be made a pandidate
for district judge on the democratic
ticket two years ago, after having sub
mitted bis name to the republican Judl
cial convention and Ielng fairly defeated
by a decisive majority for the nomlna
Mr. Leslie Is now and has been chief
clerk of Judge Vlnsonhaler for the past
six years and his selection would per
petuate the keep-it-dark system that has
prevailed in the county judge's office for
the past six years. The very fact that
Judge Ylnsouhaler offered to resign his
office a few mouths ago ou condition that
the county commissioner! would itppolnt
Mr. Leslie as his successor Justifies the
suspicion that there Is something to
cover up In the county Judge's office.
Were this objection removed Mr. Ieslle
still would not be a suitable candidate
for the bench. Theoretically he may be
a lawyer, but a mnn without law prac
tice should not aspire to the bench.
B. F. Thomas Is a fair lawyer, but his
record In the late legislature does not
commend him to the important trust to
which he now aspires.
On the other hand, Charles W. Haller
Is recognized as one of the ablest mem
bers of the bnr of this district and Is re
puted to enjoy the unbounded confidence
of every man and womon In the city of
Omaha and Pouglas county who has
come In contact with him. We believe
him to bo a mnn who would not be
swerved from the honest and fearless
discharge of his duties whatever pres
sure might be brought.
TOP J IF. A VI' coitrtsTtoss.
The Lincoln Star hits the nail on the
head when it declares that much of tlie
confusion and boys' pluy in the recent
republican 6tate convention was due to
Its excessive size, and that a state con
vention of 1,200 delegates is enormously
too large for the orderly transaction of
business. When the Star says that the
convention could get along better If its
membership were reduced about one
third, it does not go far enough. A state
convention, especially in an off year,
would be amply large if it were com
posed of not to exceed 500 delegates and
no part of the state would suffer for
lack of representation.
The fact Is thut our tophenvy conven
tions ttrjs admirably calculated to play
Into the hands of the railroad mnnipu-
ators. This Is true not only of repub
lican conventions in Nebrasko, but of
democratic and populist conventions a
ell. It becomes a practical Impossibil
ity to have full delegations in attendance
from distant counties except where they
re hauled down on railroad passes, and
the result Is that tho puss-favored mem
bers make it a point to be on the ground
nd vote themselves, two, three and
sometimes ten times for the absentees,
and usually as the pass distributer
The abolition of the free pass should
be accompanied by n reduction In the
size of the state conventions and fol
lowed up with a direct primary system
that will make It altogether unnecessary
for delegates to travel hundreds of miles
to attend a convention and participate In
the making of a ticket.
The city attorney of South Omaha has
made a discovery. According to his ver
sion the new prlmury election law mak
ing the day set for primary also the first
day of registration does not abrogate the
old election law that provides for three
days of registration. To a man of or
dinary sense tills would mean four days
of registration. The legislature surely
never intended to impose such a need-,
less burden upon the taxpayers. On the
contrary in setting apart the day of the
primary as registration duy the law
makers contemplated the registration of
the bulk of the voters on that day even
though they may have bungled in the
Friends of the. former auditor of In
diana, removed Cy the governor, say the
chief executive lorrowed money from
the disgraced officer during the last
campaign. The governor denies the
story, but even If true how would such
loan give the auditor a right to loot
the state funds?
In order to maintain his reputation
M. Wltte may be compelled to show
that his influence with the czar is suffl
cfent to cause an improvement in the
condition of the Russian Jews. The
Jews are perfectly willing to be found
in error on this subject.
In expressing a wish to have a plan
adopted which will result in the quickest
completion of the Tanama canal, Presi
dent Roosevelt evidently desires ttiat
posterity shall not have all the benefits
of the greatest engineering undertaking
In the light of recent experiences in
Colorado the United States is one of
the countries which should not be too
severe upon Japan for not preventing
assaults upon Americans during the dis
turbances at Toklo.
Talking republican doctrine to repub
lican candidates and audiences or demo
cratic doctrine before democratic candi
dates and their adherents is simply a
waste of pent up energy and loosened up
Trlfllsug With the Bass
For a ms.n with a worldwide reputation
as a peacemaker, president Roosevelt can
turn out a vigorous article of denunciation
on the heaJ of a correspondent who mis
represents him In a fake Interview.
' Easy Marks aad Money.
Reduced to cold figures, the magnitude
and audacity of Mrs. C.adwtck's opera
tlons do not diminish. She 'has debts
amounting to $2,00o,no0, and from her estate
about $25,000 Is available to pay then
One Brand for All.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Now that Mr. Rockefeller has consented
to see and talk to the reporters, he will
find a new and agreeable interest in life;
but let htm not, until his position In ths
newspapers is secure, make the mistake of
carrying two kinds of cigars.
To convert President Roosevelt to his
measure of rate regulation Is what Senator
Elklns will attempt. The conversion is
likely to be mutual; not so long ago Mr.
Elklns was, so it was currently believed,
standing In the way of rate legislation of
A Railroad Irgineil,
8an Francisco Chronicle.
One of the railroad bureau writers seeks
to emphasize a point made by him In one
of his screeds by asserting that the con
sumer would not get the benefit of any re
duction, because It would be absorbed by
the shipper. The argument he makes
seem plausible, but Use nubile will take
the chances of the law of competition oper-
atlng In this as In other cases. It la not
likely that the middleman will ever be able
to do business In the manner Implied by
the bureau writer, because he Is not In a
position to form pools.
In these piping days of agricultural pros
perity let us not forget the fine old farm
er's toast not uncommonly printed on Eng
lish drinking vessels In bygone years:
"Let the wealthy and great
Roll in splendor and state.
I envy them not, I declare It,
I ent my own lamb,
My chickens and ham,
I shear my own fleece and I wear It.
I have lawns, I have bowers,
I hare fruits, I have flowers,
The lark Is my morning alarmer;
So my Jolly bnvs now.
Here's God sfteed the plough,
Long life and sucess to the farmer.
Let Is He Grateful.
At a Jefferson Club banquet In Chicago
recently Mr. Bryan administered this chill:
"I want to make my position perfectly
clear. I want to say to you that not only
am I not announcing a candidacy, but I
am not permitting a candidacy."
Perfect clearness was there; nothing was
vague or ambiguous or to be seen, as It
were, through a glass darkly. That is to
say, the clearness was perfect as far aa It
went. Ostensibly, with pronouncement
went renouncement; the spirit displayed
was that of self-sacrifice In glorious emu
lation of the sage of the Sakyas. How
ever, it Is scarcely ungracious to remark
that the Peerless might have gone on a
step further. He said: "I am not per
mitting." Ha might have added: "More
than that, I am distinctly and positively
prohibiting." . But wln look a gift horse
In the mouth? For even the most gentle
of disclaimers, let us be duly grateful.
Cleveland Leader: Where Is this to end?
How far does the rascality go? Who Is to
be punished? When will the law's pen
alties be Inflicted, and how? It ought to
be clear that nothing less than the effec
tive use of the criminal courts will clear
the fetid atmosphere of life insurance,
coupled with "high finance."
Chicago Intef" Ocean: Many a boy born
Into poverty In the United States may yet
rise by sheer force of his own exertions
until he will be able to share In the syn
dicate profits. For this reason, as well
as for many others, we should be careful
not to tear down any of those Institutions
that have been built up and nourished in
this country by the men who draw their
salaries ahead In' order to meet their life
Brooklyn Eagle: There Is upon the
record tho Joint Insurance committee Is
making In its Investigation Into Insurance
affairs, at this moment, sufficient to Justify
the recommendation to the legislature that
the provisions of the savings bank law,
standardizing the securities in which funds
may be Invested, should be applied. In all
their severity, to Insurance companies; that
the Investment In stocks of corporations,
or their purchase of them, or receipt of
them, for any purpose, should be forbid
den; and. finally, that when a certain point
of outstanding Insurance Is reached no
more new Insurance should be written.
New York Journal of Commerce: The
suggestion arises whether such vast ac
cumulations by a single life Insurance or
ganization do not furnish the Incentive and
Inducement for such abuses as have grown
up. Has not the scale upon which life in
surance Is undertaken by some of the com
panies presented temptations and oppor
tunities that have perverted the manage
ment of the business and distorted the
moral vision of those, engaged in it? It
seems to be a serious Question whether
a limit should not be ut upon the accumu
lation of assets, as well as upon the charac
ter of investments, . which would restrict
the Insurance written by any one com
pany within bounds that would maintain
the character of life Insurance and not al
low It to become an agency In large finan
cial operations of promoting and exploit
ing. Life Insurance should not be an In
strument of "high finance," but a means of
saving from the earnings of those who
become holders of policies for the care of
those dependent upon them when they ape
not longer able to provide for their sup
port. DR. GLADDEV9 RECESSION AI
Opponent of "Tainted Money" Accused
of Changing Front.
Rev. Dr. Washington Gladden, Just before
leaving Columbus for' Seattle to attend a
meeting of the Aneriean Board of Foreign
Missions, took occasion to restate his views
on "tainted money," and his remarks were
such a complete, though disingenuous,
abandonment of his former position that
they should be carefully read. They were as
"I am opposed to the acceptance of
money by the American board from In
dividuals or corporations that are generally
believed to have acquired their money
through methods harmful to society at
large. We are not foolish, pot asinine. If
the worst in the world drops money Into the
contribution plate when It passes him In
church we cannot and will not refuse that
money. If a man who It la generally be
lieved has made his money by methods
known to be wrong Is solicited by a re
ligious denomination for a donation I am
opposed to It. Another evil feature la the
ostentation and publicity attendant upon
such donations. A church cannot afford to
be In league directly or Indirectly with such,
men. If, however, such men, without being
solicited, see fit to give money and give It
as quietly and unostentatiously as the man
wtio puts a dime Into the contribution plate
we should not decline It. We have no quar
rel with the money, but we do not believe
In accepting It In such a manner as to give
cause for belief that we countenance the
methods by which It was acquired."
The distinctions which Dr. Gladden here
attempts to make would be unworthy of a
respectable gambler. He gravely takes the
position that It la right for him to accept
for religious purposes money that was dis
honestly acquired If he has nqt solicited It,
but wrong for him to solicit It; that it Is all
right If the money Is given on the sly, but
all wrong If It Is given publicly; that It Is
all right If It Is contributed modestly, but
all wrong If It Is given ostentatiously; that
It Is all right If It Is a dime, but all wrong
If It Is $10o.unn.
Dr. Gladden says. "We are not foolish,
not asinine." The remark Is timely, but Is
It true? Would any sensible man raise the
rumpus that he has raised about "tainted
money" and months afterward explain that
he was only objecting to ORtentatlon. which
Is Just as sinful In connection with any
The truth Is, Dr. Gladden wishes to aban
don an untenable position and he lacks the
grace of candor. Why could he not say: "I
think I have made a mistake T' Why should
he beat about tho bush before confessing
that he Is In error? Why did he not con
fess also that In the "tainted money" case
that first set hla tongue going the money
was not solicited and was given without the
slightest semblance of ostentation?
Before Dr. Gladden drops this subject will
he not favor us with an eaposltlon of Luke
vil. 86-49, which tells us how a woman
"which was a sinner" broke a box of oint
ment, which was no doubt bought with the
proceeds of her sin, on the feet of Jesus;
how the bystanders raised the same objec
tion that Dr. Gladden has raised and how
the Master decided la (aver of the woman
I and the ointment t
TRAIT THAT COt'NT IN LIFE.
Notable Career at the Iite Mayor
Collins of Boston.
The American voter frequently Is charged
with gross indifference In upholding honest
and fearless men In the publlo service. The
charge has some foundation, a mengre one,
due to the weariness produced by party
squabbles and rancor. When, however, some
serious public question Is involved or the
publlo interests menaced, voters are
aroused and quickly and effectively re
spond at the ballot bog. The most recent
and widespread illustration of this fact Is
to be found in the vote cast for President
Theodore Roosevelt last November. The
publlo career of Patrick Andrew Collins,
late mayor of Boston, Is another conspic
uous example of honesty, ability and fear
less discharge of duty upheld at the ballot
Mayor Collins exemplified In public life
many of the traits which endear President
(Roosevelt to the people. He was a hater of
shams. He was a foe of crooks and gratt
ers in every guise. He Insisted on his
subordinates doing the work for which
they were raid. He believed the public was
entitled to as good service as the firm or
corporation, and In his appointments gave
greater weight to competency than to the
strength of the pull. Honesty, faithfulness,
"the greatest good for the greatest num
ber" were his Ideals of publlo service, and
so welt did he demonstrate them as mayor
that appreciative Boston gave him the
largest majority ever given In that city to
a candidate seeking a second term.
The lessons of the life of Mayor Collins
are not unusual. Tpey affirm anew the fact
that success in this country waits upon
energy, Integrity and ability. Necessity
was the spur to his energy; persistency and
brains did the rest. Born In Ireland in 1M4
young Collins came to the United States In
1R8, with his parents, and settled In Chel
sea, Mass. At the age of 1J the boy began
to earn money In a Chelsea shop and later
office boy for a Boston lawyer. When 13
he was taken to Ohio, where he engaged In
physical and mechanical labor of tne hard
est kind. Returning to Boston, he worked
for eight years at the trade of upholsterer,
until, following his ambition to become a
lawyer, he entered the office of James N.
Keith and finally took a two years" course
In the Harvard law school, from which he
was graduated with high honors in 1S71.
when he was duly admitted to the Suffolk
His oratorical gifts early won him repu
tation and while yet a student at law ho
was elected to the Massachusetts house of
representatives, where he served through
1868 and 1S69, end in 1870 and 1871 he was a
member of the senate. In 1873 and JS74 he
was chairman of the Boston democratic
city committee; In 1873 he was made Judge
advocate general on the staff of Governor
William Qaston and he was a delegate-at-large
to the national democratic conven
tions of 1876. 180. 1884, 18S8 (of which he was
permanent chairman) and 18J2, In which
last he made a gTeat speech seconding the
nomination of Orover Cleveland for the
presidency. He was first sent to congress
In 1S82 and was twice re-elected. From 1881
to 1894 he was chairman of the Massa
chusetts democratic state committee. In
1803 he was appointed by Cleveland to be
United States consul general at London, In
which position he served unty 1897. He was
elected mayor of Boston In 1902 and re
elected last year.
Mr. Collins was a democrat of the old
school, faithful and unwavering In his al
legiance. To his skill as a campaigner,
President Cleveland owed a great deal. He
was one of the strong forces which checked
a stampede of the Irish American vote In
New York state to Blaine In 1884. He pre
sided over the St. Louis convention which
renominated Cleveland In 18S8, and again in
1S92 in the Chicago wigwam effectively com
batted the opposition of Tammany. The
reward which came to him was a choice
of two places In the cabinet, both of which
he declined for the reason that the could
not afford the expense a cabinet position
entailed. A much more lucrative office,
that of consul general to London, was of
fered and accepted. The appointment was
severely criticised in certain quarters, the
main objection being the impropriety of
sending an Irish-born American and Feman
sympathiser to London. But Mr. Collins soon
demonstrated his ability to serve his
adopted country faithfully and Well abroad
as well as at home. He was popular In
London In business and social circles and
he did not suppress his Irish or Ameri
can spirit to command respect. Qpi one oc
casion when he was a guest at a banquet,
one of the English speakers prodded the
American nation because a negro had Just
been lynched In one of the southern states.
Mr. Collins In replying admitted that oc
casionally a negro was slain by certain
people In America, but that the difference
between the English and American way
was that, while Americans without author
ity now and then killed one, the English,
by governmental orders, mowed down
negroes by the acre In the Budan. He did
not again find It necessary to defend Ameri
The Marquis of Rlpon was studying
American Institutions along In the So's and
wandered into the state houje In Boston
one afternoon. In a corner of one of the
leather seats the marquis observed a young
man of bright face, and sat down to talk
with htm. The nobleman was a little con
descending to the young man at first, and
soon betrayed the fact that he thought his
companion was a page.
"But 1 am a senator," said the young
"What?" said the Englishman, looking at
the smooth face of the young man.
"I am a senator, elected from a district
In the city of Boston," was the reply again.
"Were you born in the city, too?" said the
'No, I was bom In the island next to
yours," with a sharp look. The marquis
laughed heartily, too, and he made mental
note of the name and face of young Pat
rick A. Collins. When General Collins was
United States consul general at London the
acquaintance was renewed, and the Inci
dent of years before laughed over.
As mayor of Boston Mr. Collins became
a terror to political and other tmposters.
He would not tolerate offlceseekers with a
pull. In a cold monotone he would grow
bitter enough to make the man forget
the office and seek the door, "That nan
didn't want work; he only wanted me to
Join him In a raid on the treasury," would
be the mayor's comment.
"When I'm working I'm working for the
city of Boston," said Mr. Collins, In a re
cent chat, "and when I'm playing I'm at
my home and that's where politics doesn't
enter. The other day I saw a man clerk
on the bout I was going to give him a
place, too and when I left the boat to walk
a half mile to my house there he was again.
He went up the road with me and finally
I asked him: 'Where are you golngT
" 'O, I thought I'd walk to your gate with
you,' he said.
" 'And you'll do nothing of the kind,' I
said. 'You come to my office to talk place
with me and don t you ever follow me
again.' When he came in the next day I
told him I had nothing for him; that any
man who knew no more than he had proved
blmself to know couldn't work with me.
That's the end of this job."
The record of his life, though but briefly
outlined, shows what aa earnest, deter
mined boy, the energetic, faithful, aggrra
slve man can do In making an honorable
place In the nation's eotlvttles. And there
la net a Usmish oa bis record.
HAS JO SUBSTITUTE
A Cream of Tartar Powder
freo from alum or phos
COSVEKTIO AD KOMOEE.
Lincoln Star: At the last state convention
Lancaster county accused Oninha of "wash
ing Its dirty linen" in public and taking up
the valuable time of the delegates. Douk1;s
county can now Justly charge us with hav
ing conducted something of a convention
Kearney Hub: Whatever personal head
way Mr. Let ton has made In Nebraska has
not been through any tricks, or flights of
genius, or oratorical magnetism. He has
been simply thus far In his life an Indus
trious worker, ambitious to succeed, but
more desirous of being right, reliable and
trustworthy In private and public life, hew
ing up to the line of commendable effort In
private, publlo, political and professional
conduct, and doing all things with a modest
demeanor and without effort to attract at
tention to himself or detract from the mer
its of others.
Lincoln Star:. It Is an off year In politics
and all party organizations will have to
tako Into account the general tendencies to
Indifference in such elections. The very life
and earnestness of such a convention as
was held Thursday go far to counteract
those tendencies. The delegates carry home
with them the Interest and the enthusiasm
which a great convention generates. It Is
well to have sharp and eager contest In
such gTeat meetings, if only they be con
ducted within bounds of dignity and Intel
ligent order. We have therefore a winning
ticket, and a ticket that ought to win.
Nebraska City Tribune: The nomination
of Judge LettOn, at Lincoln Thursday as
the candidate of the republican party for
supreme Judge of Nebraska will meet with
the hearty approval of the people of the
state. Judge Letton Is a Jurist of estab
lished reputation for the highest Integrity
and ability, for wide knowledge of the law
and of well balanced Judicial temperament.
In Judge Letton's hands the Interests of
all are assured a "square deal" and an
honest and fearless administration of the
law. Nebraska republicans can be proud
of their candidate for the highest Judicial
honors In the state and may with confi
dence expect the approval of the electors
of Nebraska, who are demanding a man
of Judge Letton's character and cnllbre
on the bench. For these good and sufficient
reasons Judge Letton's election Is practi
cally assured at this moment.
Grand Island Independent: It looked for
a while Thursday as If the railroad poli
ticians had the control of the state conven
tion body, boots and breeches. The con
tending forces had been playing for position
and estimating each other's strength for
a day or two and In the morning hours of
the convention It was understood that there
would be no fight on McGUton for tempor
ary chairman, Sheldon of Cass then to bo
made the permanent chairman. But this
tentative arrangement, if It ever was such,
was disregarded. When the motion to make
the temporary organization permanent was
made a fight was on. An amendment that
Sheldon be the permanent chairman by
such a large vote, was lost, It Is believed,
by the fact that many delegates did not
understand the full meaning of the motion.
It was one of the curious things In the
convention but the gruel was pretty badly
spoiled in the nomination and In the resolu
PERSONAL AMI OTHERWISE.
There are at least two sections of the
country where automobiles are barred
Mackinac -island and Nantucket, Mass.
And the residents seem to be happy without
There Is said to be a "poverty of artistic
design" in the new 3 bill. If a sufficient
number can be had, however, precious
few owners will lose much sleep over the
A Brooklyn Justice sentenced a man to
talk to his wife two hours every Sunday.
The punishment may fit the crime all
right, but why should the innocent be
made to suffer?
Boiling down the various explanations
Then take any
new medicines on the market.
people are relying
this old standard
Arm-f ATt TICK-For ike sate.
At sK'4 CkfckBT fKCTOttAL-Vuf ooa(U.
offered for tho failure of the subway sa
loon the conclusion Is reached that the
New Turk palate Isn't educated up to the
taste of pure whisky.
Tlio corn doctors of Chicago have a knife
up tlio sleeve for the manicurists who are
charged with low-down violations of pro
fessional ethics. At last accounts tho row
was confined to cutting remarks.
A Pennsj ivanlan on a bet managed to get
on the outside of eight gallons of beer at
one Fitting. It Is quite certain the fashion
seeress who thinks all men will Boon wear
corsets has another guess coming.
If Mr. Rockefeller Is really anxious to
achieve fame he should comply with tho
request for Itoo.OnO.OOO with which to en
dow free laundries throughout this glorioui
republic. Andrew Carnegie and his free
libraries would be left at the post.
Another chapter of "frenzied finance"
and the infamies of "the system" Is now
due. The system of taxation In Boston
pounced upon Tom Lawson's property and
put It under the hammer. Great reformers,
like other people, have their troubles.
Conductors on the L roads In Chicago
must wear creased trousers minus patches
and teachers In the public schools are re
quired to spruce up. If the growth of
Ideals keep up the present pace getting
mussed up In a strike will soon cease to be
There are large bunches of crepe on the
doors of the bill boarders of Kansas City.
It Is proposed to regulate the business
so as not to endanger life or offend decent
eyes, und no bulhllng or pasting or paint
ing can bo done without a permit. What
brand of nerve tonic the city authorities
ane taking Is Txt given out, but communi
ties bill boarded out of countenance cut)
get a tip by return mail.
FLASHES OF FIX.
"Why do you carry a camera about with
you nil the time?"
"Great fccheme. When I approach a
bunch of girls, the uly ones run and the
pretty ones stay." Cleveland Leader.
Niece Will you ever feel your age
Aunt No, my dear, not while the con
ductors continue to address me as miss.
Mrs. Fopley O, John, you must raise
Mr. Fopley What! You never would let
Mrt. Pupley I know, but Mr. Burnsldes
wns here to. lay and It was too cute to seo
the baby pulling his side-whiskers. Phila
Truth, crushed to earth, had not risen.
"What's the use?" said Truth. "The corn
huskin liar is getting ready to knock rue
out now!" Chicago Tribune.
Sllllcus How is the best way to manage
Cynicus Her "own way. Philadelphia Rec
ord. "You marry my daughter!" cried the rich
old inun, "Why, you're a beer guzzler,
"Yes, but after my marriage I'd stop all
thHt. I expect to be able to afford wine
then." Detroit Free Press.
"Doctor, I owe you my life!"
"Oh, no. .Only for thirty-two visits."
"I used to think," said Uncle Allen
Sparks, "that It was a foolish tiling for a
woman, when she Is out walking anil meets
another woman, to turn her head and look
at the dress of the other one; but I am
likely to rhaiiKe my mind alxxit that. I
know Just one woman who never does It,
and she's getting a stiff and njieumatlc
neck, probably from luck of exercise."
The Golden Corn.
The Army of the Corn across the mould
Comes murcliiug now In all its wondrous
Bv dav a lire of yellow and gold,
iiy nlslit a cloud of tassel und of plume.
Its ranks with bayonets bright keep back
And hold at buy .the cossack wind and
It boasts a thousand friendly Marathons,
A thousand thousand bloodless victories)
8o shall It march to fullness of Increase,
Till soon in field of but vest there appear
Its rustling tents of plenty and of peace
The bivouac of the Autumn und the year!
try an experiment?
one of the hundreds of
come, they go, and are
Or want to be cured?
Then take a medicine that
has been tested and tried,
generation after genera
tion. A medicine that has
been a household remedy
SJfor sixty yars. Ayer's
more and more upon
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