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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER. 4, 1005.
Tim Omajia Daily Bee
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C. C Rosewatcr, secretary of Th Bee
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befiro me this. Slat day of October. 115.
(Seal). M. B. HUNGATE,
WHE1 OrT OF TOWS,
Subscribers leaving tha city tens
porarlly should have The Bee
sailed to them. It la better tha
dally letter from heme. Ad
dress will be changed aa often as
Register! ... j
Tou must mi refciAieieu this year
last year's registration does not hold
Last chance to register comes today,
and if you are not registered you can
The way to stop the grafting in the I
county Judge's office Is to drive the
Have you irieu yoku- uand on the
vottng machine? If not, don't fall to do
bo between now and Monv
It is now "up to" the mess of Russian
people to show that they are able to
bring about a safe en -"n revolution.
The republican atace yimiorm is clear
enough on the free pass question and
the republican candidates stand on the
China must te an lueai (.ace for the-
itrlcal managers elnce the natives will
commit murder rather than permit
playhouse to be cloei.
If Commissmucr uarutMd was re
quired to promise Immunity to the pack
ers, there must have been something
from which thev revnt nniuulty.
The ellmmoiiun of tne last of the
grand dukes from power In Russia Is
tha mMt tsnoHhlA rlrlAnsA sif a ekunira I
of heart on the part of the rulers of that
There Is an end to au things, and
there is aome consolation iu the reflec
tion that John D. Rockefeller will cease
to be an Issue in Nebraska after next
The air ot ine AiUnuc seaboard of
America must be more salubrious now
for Germans serving under the British
flag than It was a hundred years or
The same Lifch ertlcieuty will mark
D. M. 11a veily's resumption of the du
ties of county clerk that marked bis
administration of the office when he
occupied It before
. The nitvlivutk fukery i grinding out
the most absurd stories of conspiracy
and plot among republicans with the
sole &Jm and object of defeating Robert
Fluk for county ('("'""
Andrew limmitou i ,..o to be suf
fering from inflammation of the nerves
in London. It is probable that his
highly develojieil nerve could not stand
the slower pace of Fn4
' If Ambas'niiiif ou Ateruuerg can pre
seut a reciprocity treuty which will lie
approved by the United States senate he
will be able to do more than any Ameri
can statesman has been able to do of
Who knotta i.ut laai in em her of
bis own family may die within the'
next two yeur and the property pass
through probata in the county court?
Who wants to have his estate handled
A meeting u. bt-e u .-(. ca at Denver
to formulate a protest against the ad
mission of sugar free of duty from the
Philippines. Before taktug final action
the promoters should wait to bear from
Colonel iMte Young on the subject, as
ha was the real representative of the
-ad patters" In the Taft party.
XZnCBAST MAHISK LtOTSLATIOX
Whether or Dot the fifty ninth emi
gres, with Its large republican major
ity, trill adopt legislation for ths pro
motion of an American merchant ma
rine, cannot be foretold, but a very
strong effort will be made to obtarn auch
legislation. The Merchant Marine
league baa since Its organization, about
a year ago, been carrying on en active
campaign and ita work, chiefly In the
eastern and middle states, baa been ef
fective in stirring up public Interest In
the question of a merchant marine and
securing the tnpport of many Influential
men In all parts of the country. It Is
the intention of tho league to extend Ita
effort" to the northwest, where it expects
to arouse such a sentiment for American
shipping revival as to compel, and very
greatly hasten as well, congressional leg
islation. An official of this organization said
in a recent Interview that he expected
to see the merchant marine commission
bill passed early in the session, and In
both branches of congress, and to be
come a law, with President Roosevelt's
signature, long before midsummer next
year. Although in bla last annual mes
sage the president merely commended
to the attention of congress the encour
agement of our meiiiiant marine by ap
propriate legislation, It Is expected that
he will give more consideration to the
question in his forthcoming message and
favor a liberal policy for the promotion
of American shipping in the ocean-carrying
The importance of this matter in its
bearing upon the extension of our for
eign commerce Is undoubtedly more gen
erally understood and appreciated now
than ever before. The fact is quite con
clusively established that in tho compe
tition for South American trade our
manufacturers and merchants have been
at a great disadvantage because com
pelled to send their goods to tho mar
kets In foreign ships. While the flags
of European countries having trade with
the southern coutlnent are numerous In
those ports, the American flag la rarely
seen there. It will be the same in re
gard to the Asiatic countries if nothing
Is done for the upbuilding of the mer
chant marine. It may be admitted that
trade does not always follow the flag.
bnt there can be no question that a
country which can send its products to
the markets of the world In Its xwn
ships under its own flag has a better
chance of securing trade than the coun
try that is unable to do this. As was
said by President McKlnley: "Next in
advantage to having the thing to sell Is
to have the convenience to carry It to
the buyer. We must have more ships.
They mnst be under the American flag,
anrt manned and owned by Ameri-
cans. These will not only be profitable
In a commercial sense; they will be mes
sengers of peace and amity, wherever
they go." It is true that we have made
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progress m the foreign trade under ex-L
i ' m i t,i
lstlng conditions, bnt it Is reasonable to
think that it might have been more rapid
if we. had poaseseed the convenience to
carry our products to the buyer, instead
of having to' depend upon foreign ship
owners to do It for us. paying them an
nually A vast "m tnr "ervlce.
WBAT CHINA HAY DEMAND
In one of his speechea on his southern
trip President Roosevelt urged fair
treatment forhe Chinese in the matter
of exclusion. lie said that while com
mon laborers should be kept out of this
country, the merchants, students and
travelers from China should receive the
same treatment and consideration ac
corded to similar classes from other
countries. Ills idea was that we should
rather encourage the coming here of
merchants and students, as tending to
Improve relations, commercial and oth
erwise, between the two countries and
thus to be mutually advantageous.
This view la undoubtedly In accord
wlth intelligent and unprejudiced Amer-1
!.. .... t n ..n nn Ka ,i,hlan T) ,, t will
lean sentiment on the subject. But will
China be satisfied with this and accept
it in a treaty? There have been aome
Intimations that the Chinese government
may insist upon a definition of the word
"laborer" that would permit the 'en
trance here of any but the coolie class, f
If this should be Insisted upon it is most '
Improbable that a treaty can be nego
tiated, for there is no one In the United
States who Is in favor of allowing any
Chinese laborers, whatever their yosl
tlon in their own land, to come here.
Another possible demand of China Is
that the Hawaiian and Philippine
Islands shall be thrown open to Chinese
emigration. No auch proposition is at
all likely to be seriously considered by
our government. Secretary Tnft Is
strongly opposed to allowing the Chinese
to enter Into competition with the na
tive Filipino and the latter Is not
friendly to the Chinese and wonld be
glnd to see thotte now in the Philippines
sent out of tho country. As to Hawaii,
the planters there are said to favor the
admission of Chinese labor, but If it is
not permitted to go to the Philippines It
must be kept out of the Hawaiian Isl
ands. We cannot have a different policy
as to this matter for these possessions.
Assuming that China will urge and
lnint upon these demands and It Is to
be remarked that that nation is mani
festing a disposition to ask the same
rli-'hta and privileges that are enjoyed
by other nations the chances of nego
tiating a new treaty are very small. The
United States will certainly make no
concessions beyond, what have been In
dicated by President Roosevelt. If ne
gotiations fsil it Is more than probable
that an effort will be made to retire the
lioycott against Amerloau goods and
most likely lt would lie successful, for
the Imperial government would under
such circumstance, hardly undertake to
Interfere with it. Such Is the present
aspect of the Chinese question and lt !
a rather discouraging one. The position
of our government, however, haa been
plainly state by the president and will
undoubtedly be firmly adhered to.
LKsLIK HAS lllIC FLOOR-
In conformity with its long estab
lished policy to give all men who feel
aggrieved by anything that appeurs in
ita columns a fair hearing, The Bee
prints in full the open letter of Charles
Leslie, setting forth his claims for sup
port for the office of county Judge and
hJs self-vindication for his conduct as
chief clerk of the county court.
Mr. Leslie indignantly resents the in
timation that he Is not qualified to 3ls-
charge the duties of the office to which
he aspires and arraigns The Bee for
not telling the people that he hag been
"an attorney of record" at the Douglas
county bar for more thau twelve years,
nd submits the names of forty Oronha
lawyers, who certify to his high abilities
as a lawyer and vouch for his unbend
ing integrity and exceptional equipment
by temperament, experience and educa
tion, to administer the duties devolving
upon a county Jndge.
Buch a certificate would have some
weight with the people -ere it not for
the notorious fact that partisans and
public men rarely refuse to sign a cer
tificate of character for any candidate
or applicant for office, however dis
reputable, especially if he is in position
to render thern some service. It is no
uncommon thing for the worst bootllers
to have the best letters of recommends
Won in the governor's office or with the
president for appointment to office.
The fact that Mr. Leslie has been for
more than twelve years "an attorney of
record" In Douglas county affords no
better proof that he is fit to exercise
Judicial functions than the possession
of a diploma from a medical college
would fit him for the position of chief
surgeon of the Union Pacific railroad
Mr. Leslie Is an attorney of record, but
bla record as an attorney is a blank '
during the twelve years that he has
been an attorney of record.
What has Attorney Leslie done dur
ing all these twelve yeors to qualify
him for a Judgeship? He has been court
bailiff at $75 a month for a number of
years; clerk of J. n. Van Dusen's leg
islative committee for $3 a day, and for
alt years past chief clerk of Judge Vln
sonhaler for $1D a month.
Mr. Leslie declares The Bee is not
honest or frank in its method of at
tack. He soys: "By insinuation you
intimate that I am a grafter and yet
you have said that if I would with
draw aa a candldnte for county Judge
you would aid In nominating nie for ,
register of deeds, and would then sup-
port the entire republican ticket. Mr. ,
Leslie forgets that this offer was made
before the editor of The Bee had any
knowledge or even intimation of the 1
systematic graft to which Mr. Leslie
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was iierstiuuiiT a imriy. uu umi
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record before it, The Bee could not sup-
port Mr. Leslie for any office.
No honest man would be a parry to
the petty pillage to which widows and
orphans have been subjected by Mr.
T .nulla anil bla on.frrn f tnr In tbA nnnntv
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Juucsuu'1' lurlr "
ever for levying a head tax for posting
notices In the court house and for qual-
ifying appraisers of the property of
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wldows, orphans and heirs of deceased
Citizens Of Douglas county. This duty
is presumed to be performed by the
salaried clerks, and under the law every
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dollar of fees thus collected Is payable
Into the county treasury and not to be
pocketed by Mr. Leslie and his fellow
era f tors In the county iudce'a office
grarxers in tne county juuges omce.
The Intemperate and virulent manner
In which Mr. Leslie attempts a self-vln-
dlcatlon within itself affords sufficient
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proof that he is Utterly unfit for a Judi-
clal position. No man Is qualified to be
a Judge who loses his head.
The eulogy bestowed by Mr Leslie
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Upon HIS Ciller, judge insonnaier.
w,ose repeated vindication, by the peo-
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nla mt b nolla li nolnts tn aa nrnnf of
his uubendlnff Integrity, also confirms
what The Bee naa suspected at uie
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outset, that he expects to follow In the
footsteps of Judge Viuxonhulpr by con -
.!.,..:.. ,io l-,. it .i..i, ..ii.. n,t
tlnulng his keep-It-dark -policy
perpetuating the practice of farming
out trust funds for private galu.
The questions Mr. Leslie has seen fit
to propound to the editor of The Bee,
although not relevant to his candidacy.
will be answered over his own name
in The Sunday Bee, and when they are
answered Mr. Leslie will not have a leg
to stand on.
TUB 0V1LOO& FOH CUTTOX
Although corn has displaced cotton as
king, the Importance of the south',
staple product as a contributor to the ' told of case where young men from ao
wealth and prosperity of the country la ca,lwl -"n agencle. in New York make
T i r, ... . u periodical trip, through th western cltle..
fully recognized. Cotton constitutes the eavlnf ot aetua, mon.y wlthout
largest Item in our exports and conse-1 note or comment, upon certain merchants'
quently there is a great deal of interest oek. taking no voucher nor receipt. Curl-
abroud as well as In this country, re-! ou",r' wnn p?!ka''" ,are eountd.
, , , they are found to be exactly a certain
gardlng the amount of this year s crop, j perc.nta,e, .UPposd to be a per cent, of
The indications are that lt will be con- j the amount of freight which sueh mer
Slderably smaller than that of last year, i ehant. have paid a certain railway com-
in. M.H. innmrvirt P"y elnc th prevlou. vlait ot the
bales, ir tnis snan prove to De coiTecr.
there will of course be a material ad
vance In the price and the southern
planters will be able to recoup them
selves for small profits In the past.
The Atlanta Constitution urges the
planters to shake off the domination of
market gamblers and to fix a minimum
price ou the product of their soil and
labor. It says that having decided that
their cotton Is worth a definite figure,
let them not be satisfied with less than
what their reasoning faculties aud their
euse of Justice tell them lt should bring.
Its admonition U: "Farmers, hold your
cotton until you get your own price for
lt." Perhaps this is sound advice snd
lt is certainly likely to be 'followed by
thoe planters who are In a position to
bold their cotton. The world must have
It, so that the cotton growers command
The president if the Armour car lines
was not permitted by his attorney to
answer questions asked by the Inter
slate Commerce commission, which in
dicates that the questions should be au
swerod If the commission is to be en
abled to do its part In securing a "square
The millionaires who demand pension?
in order to establish a record of their
army experience may give the money to
charities, but it might be better for their
less fortunate comrades If they would
not add to the finnti! """"M-latlons.
The Judgment tor netn $0,000 ren
dered against the city In favor of ex
Mayor Bejnls for injuries by the falling
of a billboard should be a sufficient In
centive for the banishment of the bill
boards from all nubile thoroughfares.
Emmet O. Bnlomon will devote his
entire time and talents to the responsi
bilities devolving on him as county
commissioner, while his opponent wants
the place only to make It a pigtail to bla
slot machine business.
The Ohio plan for settling the matter
of freight rates may work all right for
people who are members of the ship
pers' association, but what recourse has
the man who patronizes the roads only
Weary of the Strain.
Senator Clark of Montana, solemnly de
clares against the use of money In politics.
Me ought to know whether It's) worth while.
Died for Imd Government.
Bad government doesn't seem like' a
thing which many sensible people would
regard as worth living for. And yet In
Philadelphia they literally died for It, ac-
Ka,ha -,m ,VI,nnM fVBP
caused directly by delay In the filtration
Chasing; the Land Pirates.
The state of Idaho shows a disposition
to enforce the criminal statutes against
some of Its land fraud statesmen. The
Oregon notion of Jailing these land pirates i amancP. writer In the Dcpeche Colonlale
seems to be catching. Taking It altogether, took thg vl(,w recently In an -article In
the year 19C5 has been a bad year for graft- 1 wnCh he spoke of the establishment of a
ers In all parts of the union; but the dls- ' ur(tsh naval station at Singapore as an
parity between the number outside of the additional menace. The article has pro
jails arid the number Inside Is still dls- ! Voked a rejoinder from a British official
Discredited Life Insurance Magnates.
New Tork Sun.
It Is far within the limits of becoming
moderation to say that these life lnsur-
anoe nabobs, who have been stealing the
nn'" J? dsd mens ''?' a" mwl
thoroughly and generally despised and
j,atPd than any other class of erooka. The
gorge of the nation rises at them. Their
punishment. If they can be punished, will '
De a stern saiisiacuon not oniy to tne
men, women and children whom they have
chovsed. but to the public sense of Justice
A COJtgPICl'Org HXCKPTIOJl.
One Railroad Man Who la with the
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
President A. B. Stlckney ot the Chicago
Great Western railway declines to Join In
the combined effort beln made to defeat
the plan of government rate control and
establish the transportation Industry In
the free nd Irresponsible exercise of the
power to tax the people at win. He Is
ial1 t0 hms 8tartlcd hu h,arer, at'th0
banquet of the "original" Roosevelt club
t St. Paul Friday night, when he said:
' , ''Th m"Way compa"le" !"v " abs -
lute monopoly and, under the law, fix the
prtc, upon that which they alone can pro-
duce and which1 every living man must
i consume railway transportation and the
I law m!k1ie lt a misdemeanor for the con-
,umer t0 klclt j, that R .,quara deal?
Theodore Roosevelt says It Is not a square
deal, and every fair minded man will Jay
11 not square deal. In twenty years
T-posslbly in ten years there will be few,
,f any conipetltlve rallwaV8j and lt therel
. fore becomes Important, while we can, to
establish the correct principle In the law."
He "ld h" dld not know President Roose-
' velt personally he Is not among the rail-
; road ho hav . iobbvln aPOUnd
Washington of late - but he claim, to
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know a "sauare deal" when he sees It. and
nnd" that what hl" breth th rail-
i uftu iiiutiuiiiJiy uruuunQ uui a Buuitre
., And hs rl!,,,, lt nn,h,n ....
: than Dreoosterous this contention of
. vast monopoly dealing In something essen-
1 tlal to the life and Industrial progress of
and... , ... , ... . . . . .
I me pcopio, uiui u snail De lert ire 8 10
Impose upon the country what term. It
Mr. fitlrknev Aid not ston herA TTa vnnl
on to declare that the roads are .till fall-
Ing to observe the legal principle of non-
discriminating rate. a. between Individual
shipper., and are resorting to peculiar
practices In defeating the law and build -
ing up the fortunes of one set of mer-
ehunts n manufuntiiFera ut the
of their competitors. He gave this irnur
"The Ingenuity which I. now exercised
by both railway, and their customer, to
maintain the .ecreey of rebate, can be
Illustrated better than described. Since
the injunction, were Issued I have been
who thus distributes hundred
of thousands of dollar, annually."
The railroad claim to favor th prin
ciple of equal or uniform rate; th. law
haa undertaken to help tbem enforce the
principle, and there has been much boast
ing of late regarding the observance of the
law in this particular. Still th evil seem,
to flourish, and th railroads resort to all
kind, of subterfuges to keep alive an in
tolerable conspiracy between the trans
portation industry and a favored set of
And these are the road which demand
that they be let alone to do a they please
In the matter of charge, so long aa
charge, are uniform a. to person. If they
cannot be trusted to maintain uniform
charges, they certainly cannot be trusted
to maintain reasonably low charges. They
may not know It, but both In the matter
of rebate, and resistance of government
regulation of uniform charge., they are
doing .11 they can to strengthen popular
sentiment In fvor of government owner
ship and operation.
OTHER LAXD9 T1IAS OVR.
Some of the Parisians, ever ready to sus
pect the Germans, are convinced 'hat some
ort of Teutonic Intrigue was responsible
for the placards recently Issued by the "In
ternational Antl-Milltarist Association of
Working Men," appealing to the conscripts
to refuse obedlonce to their officers, to fire
on them If ordered to use their rifles during
itrlke dlsturbanoes, and. If orders for
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iurrectlon. since "all war Is criminal."
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several Fri districts. wcr trKned by a
ar-! fa -a.rr.lt t lAnaett eivilo 1 1 mt m rtf An.
archlsts. The question asked in many Senator Gorman says he will retire from
quarters was where the money came from Politics If tho Poe amendment wins next
to pay for the distribution of such ex- , Tuesday. If the amendment fails he re
penslve posters. The government quickly tlr Involuntarily. Whichever way the cat
removed the Incendiary appeals, made Jumps the senator Is "up against It."
several arrests, and gave stringent orders ! Very little news about the San Francisco
for the suppression of every antl-patrlotie campaign Is put on the wires, yet the battle
or antl-mllltary demonstration during the there Is several degrees warmer than New
departure of the conscripts. But there does Tork's or Philadelphia's. 'Frisco should
not appear to have been any great neces
sity for the extensive precautions which
were adopted. Indeed, the departure of the
conscripts was made the occasion of un
common patriotic demonstrations by the
The industrious censor In the service of speaker wll Isubstantlally constitute the
the sultan of Turkey haa recently turned committee on Interstate and foreign com
hts attention to guide books, and finds much merce as It was during the last congress.
In them that does not meet his tipproval. Re ne tn- pa-aper." said Mr. Dooley,
The extension of railroads In Asia Minor 1 referring to the New York contest, "that
Is now attracting some tourists to new Hearst do be makln' a g-r-r-eat campaign,
scenes In that part of the empire, and two Vothers from th' Sandy Hook to Ballyhoo
of the leading German publishers of guide nRve all sthopped their work and a-r-re
books have within the last year added Bthampedln." 'TlJi mesylf thinks the secthry
Tarkey and the neighboring parts of the mm b), canej t0 CKai tn- unonymoua vote."
sultan's domain to their series. Nobody -what pa-aper d'ye be afther readln'T"
Seems to know exactly why these books asked Mr. lllnnessy. '"Tls th'Amerlean."
have fallen under condemnation. It may ga,j jtfr. Dooloy. "Oh!" said Mr. Hln
be because they are not enthusiastic over nensy.
the merits of the average Turkish hotel, or I Dr Edward p PrU8hi wno , ninnlng n.
perhaps tho censor has taken to heart the I depentIy for mayor of Mmmt Vernon. N.
words of Mahmud Pasha, who does not y na a ,Qg eab,n mo(Jntpd on a farm
love his brother-in-law. the sultan, and . wagon anJ frQm ,ha addWMP, tne vour,
minus rurgey is going to in. uu. .
mud wrote a few years ago: "Foreigners
are coming to our country to contemplate
the millions of wretched Turks who are
drowning In the sea of oppression, and
they seem to take as much pleasure In
the spectacle as they would at a theatrical
performance." At any rate guide books
are under the ban. If we are correctly In-,
formed by the latest to be published. The
mar on these obnoxious publications Is ap
parently confined to the custom houses,
however, and tourists are Informed on the
fly leaf that when they cross the Turkish
frontier or enter a Turkish port they had
better slip their guide books Into their
pockets until they pass the scrutiny of the
A good many Frenchmen are still op
pressed with the dread of the "yellow
peril," and aome of them believe tnat H
has been enhanced by the Anglo-Japenese
who has been employed In Singapore for
many years. He admits the vast Import
ance of Biegapore to the British empire,
especially since the harbor has been fortl-
fled and Bnc, the colonial government has
secured the property of the company that
erected and developed the extensive docks
and wharfa- offerlnf accommodation to
the shipping of all nations. Singapore has
been promoted to the foremost rank among
the largest ports of the world, and has been
transformed Into a powerful naval base.
its value to the Brltlsn empire is. ot course.
considerably Increased by the renewal of
the Anglo-Japanese treaty, but he protests
that onlv alarmists discern any Impending
danger to French colonies from the terms,
spirit or probable Interpretation of the
treaty. No cause exists, or Is likely to
arise, for England to desire other than
French neighbors at Saigon or' any other
part of French Indo-Cblna.
The condition of the Italian railway serv-
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yearB. tn Italy itself railway reform has
jorig been prominent In national politics-
Now au Italians are wanting to find out
jUBt to what extent the new railway ad-
J "pe and how far lt at the
mercy of successive cabinets. The Council
1 0f Railway Administration appointed some
! Ume a the,r own ,aw offlc'r' Itdld '
without reference to the minister of public
works, and. Indeed, in direct contravention
of his known opinion; and lt now maintains
that Its course of procedure was Justified by
the law of last April, which declared that
tne admlnBtrat!on of the railways should
be autonomous. The government, on the
other hand, has formally annulled this ap-
polntment, asserting that according to the
law the administration ofithe railways can
only act with the authorisation of th.
minister of publlo works, whose consent Is
necessary to all Us acts. The autonomy of
the Railway Council, Its freedom from In-
terference on the part of the government,
and Its Independence of political consldera-
tlon. amount therefore to thls-that lt Is
- . ! nwn Tulra nnlv
permitted to manage It. own anair. oniy
with the approval of the mlnl.tr, of the
About a year ago work wa. begun on a
, railroad In upper Egypt from the Red eoa
to the Nile. Little ha. been said about It.
I l nnw mnnrtful that shout ISO mil,-.
fc . .
of track have been laid, leaving about 1
to complete the road, whose Red sea termi
nus Is not at Buagim, wnicn nu biwb
been the port from which the caravan, have
crossed to Khartoum, but at a point thirty
! rnlle. farther north, where a better harbor
' bt- Thl ha called Barud.
! but will be named Port Soudan. Thence
! the road pursue, a .outhweBterly direction
to the point where the Atbara falls Into
j the Nile. Work wa. begun at both end. at
once. There I. very heavy work on the
road and many bridge., for though there Is
little rain, when It comes It come. In tor-
! rents. The railroad may be said to be a
competitor or many or ours, tor a rain rr
on assigned for building It Is to encourage
cotton growing In th Joudan by giving a
cheap outlet to the sea.
Th latest projected search for a treasure
ship Is being organised In Rome. In the
bottom of Lake Neml are some curlou. an
tique galley. According to a tradition
they represent one of Caligula' mad freak,
and exploration confirm thl report In a
measure, for leaden pipe recovered bear
that emperor', nam. That la not proof,
but It .how. at least that th pipe wore
cat In hi. day. And th description of
Suetonius 1. recalled not referring to these
galleys. Indeed, but to the pleasure craft
In which Caligula used to Mil along the
coast. They wer of cedar, the poops In
laid with preclou tone. and the sails
painted. There were bath on board, gal
leries, spacious chambers, vine and fruit
tree of every sort Those at th. bottom ot
lmk.m nl r big riiuusb fur such luui y,
Aa exact measurement of th smallest ha
been taken; It U 200 feet long and sixty
fftet wide; the drth could not be ascer
tained. The large one Is supposed to be
nor than ISO feet in length. Many efforts
have been made since that of Cardinal Col
onna In 1431 to raise the galley, but with
Graver William's Preserves.
On his return from hi trip around the
world William Jennings Bryan will be
occupied for some time in removing the
favorable Impression which Mr. Cleveland
ha made In Nebraska.
roi rncAi. nmrT.
Tammany fear that the protest against
Its banner Is not a riot, but a revolution.
Speaking of whirlwind campaigns, the
mayor of Philadelphia covered forty mllci
last Saturday night.
The ghost vote so frequently mentioned
in the Philadelphia campaign doubtless
Includes the 1.200 persons sent to the ceme
teries by bad city water.
The solemn dullness of the Ohio campaign
. . "
ha lightened by the report that the
liquor Interests are fearful lest democratic
, success will tighten the ltd.
string a special wire and tell Irs troubles
to tho rest of the country.
Speaker Cannon promptly nails the report
that he Is against rallrond rate regulation.
He says: "I stand by the house committee
and the house In Ita action In passing the
(Esch-Townsend) bill and If I am re-elected
,... The nove, outflt drawn b- two
white mules and Its coming is heralded by
the tinging of a bell. Dr. Brush urges his
hearers to send republicans and democrats
In the council in about equal numbers, aa
he does not approve of one party having
It seems that the New Tork City of El
mlra Is enjoying a vacation of politics. Both
the republicans and democrats chose Zub
ulon R. lirockway as nominee for mayor
and the republicans endorsed the demo
cratic Incumbent for a new term as re
corder. Then the people Insisted that the
use of money to tiuy votes should be left
out of the campaign and both parties
agreed to spend no money except for cab
hire and to pay watchers In the voting
A MAJESTIC STUIUULE.
Kew York's Battle aa Viewed
Though barred by cruel fate from par- J
tlctpatlon In this Inspiring contest, a thrill
of exultation pierce, the soul of outside
Americans as iney near ine cianon cries
of McClellan, Jerome, Hearst, Ivlns, Os
borne, Devery and other staesmen In tho
thick of the battle. The fate of an Imperial
city trembles in the balance nay, th. des
tiny of the union Is Involved. The New
Tork papers say It, and we believe It In
Ignorance and trembling apprehension, we
clutch the latest Intelligences from tho
battleground, and sniff the breezes for
smoke from the embroiled field. Th. Issues
Involved are tremendous, big with portent.
We don't grasp their purport, but that is
because we are rank outsider. Only cltl
sens of the regal city can comprehend
the fateful measures which rock th. union.
For us, the fragment, and the awful sus
pense; for them, the Joy of carnage and
the understanding of it all.
Mr. Orover Cleveland; a man quite well
known outside of New" Tork, warn. New
Torker. against hysteria, and tells them
that their city Is a paradise of dema
gogues. This Is Greek to us. New York
hysterical? New Yorkers the easy prey ot
demagogues? We don't understand. And
what t. the meaning of the cryptto ques
tion, "Where did Murphy get It?" Some
thing affecting the welfare of the country
Is Involved, ,no doubt, since many men and
newspaper, of the highest prestige are de
bating the question.
We are profoundly moved, also, by the
chaste allusion of Mr. Jerome to certain
of hi. honorable opponents a. "vipers."
This pictorial phase doubtless suggest,
more to the Initiated than to outsider.
And Mr. Hearst' description of certain
gentlemen . "thieve and boodters" may
mean much, though on It. face lt r
sembles the billingsgate of sordid cam
paigns In ordinary cltle. Mr. Osborne,
candidate for district attorney, make, the
statement with some earnestness that
"Jerome I. a fool," thereby adding a hu-
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j Fifteenth and
: Douglas Sts.
s Broaaway at I3a4 S treat NEW
manlslng touch to a campaign that Is at
loo full of abstract and lofty matters
Moreover, Mr. Dcvery, a soothsayer, pub
lishes this abstract statement: "Hearst It
fakir; Ivlns Is a hoop-Jumper; Jerome
la square." There are sundry other refer
ences to "the doctor," "Pat." Charlie,"
"the grocery," and "the Insurance push,"
which baffle the Ignorant and provoke the
But we hope for the best. The cam
paign will end well, we feel sure. The
mighty city will survive, and the Union
will be preserved. We strive to comfort
ourselves with the thought that perhaps,
after all, the great leaders In New Tork
are made of common clay, and that their
statesmanship, while undoubtedly of a high
Order, may be tinctured with the coarse
ness and vulgarity that are rampant In less
renowned and populous cities.
Tammanylte That's a fine mess of cor
ruption fhev have onearttel In vour town.
PMlndelnhla Machine Van (rteeplv rnnrti
fld I sd-nlt It. You fellows cin Mde
your shell n t'm"d"-ing sight better than
we can. Chicago Tribune.
"I want to mVe sure of providing for
inv faiMlv," sild the conscientious men.
"Would yon eiVise me to tke out an In
"No," answered the cold-blooded rrnn.
"He s director In the company." Washing
eKnlcker-Ptraere thev didn't name the
ahv after its rich tmele.
Hocker Ko: he lool-ed st It. and ild he'd
give them $10,000 not to. Harper's Busar.
"Penator." aked the sweet clrl, "do you
believe there can be any such thing as
"My dear young woman, graft is a thing
that I never tlk snout when. I em trvlne
to avsll myslf of the benefits of phvieal
and mental relaxation. I mike It a rule to
try to lenve my business at the office."
The moment the nurse turned her back
the rlrh hthv ran over and kissed the poor
"It's surh a relief to set bold of some,
bodv who Isn't sterMI-vd." he exrltlmcd, In
baby tnlk, for he snolre no T"nilnh.
"I understand old "," rel'lned the poor
bixhy. Indulgently.-Brooklyn Life.
The three Fates !"d 1ut mrt in conclave.
"Yes." thev prnul!- lioapted. "we are the
original sewing circle."
Teclnrlnr a bit of ersin ws too kll"ng
for enytMnw. Atropos cut off a thread.
New York Bun.
"Another thing, colonel." sold the Inter
view er, "I'd ll'-e to have von t-M our read
ers how you got your stnrt In life "
"Ife'l downs"! Im nt the ne of (1 months."
replied the colonel. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"No. TIafold." sld the fair, proud girl. "I
can never be yours "
"Never?" he cried, in ang"'hed tones.
"Never." she n.wered coldly,
I'ls mood chaneed.
"Oh. very well," he sneered. "There are
"Yes, Harold, I know there are," she snld.
"And I accepted one of them this after
noon." Minneapolis Journal.
AT THK CHRIRTMV.
T. A. Daly in PMl-vt-lphia Catholic
'Twas the god-father stuttered,
hap the priest:
But, be that ae it may. It Is certain, at
That' the othrr wa, euroly
Fur preslntln' the lad the quare twisht
to his name
For there at the chrlst'nln',
Wld Iv'ry wan llat'nin'.
Now didn't his rlverence, Father
Wld nervousnpss stam'rln'.
Bechune the ehild's clam'rln',
Baptise it "Cornayliu Ha-Ha-Ila-Hannlgan!"
Wld these words from the priest, shure,
the cute little rogue
Up an' stopped his own mouth wld hi
An' the dimple broke out an' prosaded
AH the tear an the frown, from hi.
For, falx, he wa. afther
Absorbin' the laughter
Stuck Into Ms name by good Father
- Now that', the throth In It,
An' so from that minute
Shure. Iv'ry wan called th lad "Ha-Ha-Ho-Hannigan."
Now. th. "ha! hal ha!" .tuck to him
close aa hi. name.
For the sorm a tear could be drownln'
Not a care iver touched him from that
But hi gift o' the laughter would drive
Wld Josln an' chaffln
He nlver stopped laughin'.
Or If he did .top he lmmajiate began
An' Iv'ry wan hearln'
His laughter so cheerln'
Jlsht J'lned In the mirth o' young "Ha-Ha-Ha-Hannlgan
Shure, the throuble o' life are eo palthry
'Tls a pity we let thim dlsthurb us at all.
There Is niver a care but would 1'ave u
If we d only .tand up an' Jlsht laugh la 1
Falx, life were a pleasure
If all had the treasure
Conferred so unthlnkln' by Fathei
If all could but borrow
That cure-all for sorrow
Possessed by "Cornayliu Ha-Ua-Ha-Hannlganl"
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