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THE OMAHA DATLY BKE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IS, 1905.
THE OMaha Daily Dee,
K. ROUE WATER, EDITOR.
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To the visiting Implement dealers:
Make yourselves thorough! at home
while in Oiniiha.
Despite all the fatherly advice from
the local popocratlc orguu, Chancellor
Andrews seems beut ou pursuing the
error of his ways.
The republican etate committee Is to
lie congratulated for pulling Itself out
of debt, but at the same time warned
not to iflo" It again.
Germany and Austria are so closely
touched by the demand of Russian Poles
for autonomy that the revolution may
become aa International Incident,.
The mau who VXaugbt 'Wall street"
was given fourtoeu months 111 tie pent,
tentlary. Others who endeavored to
teach Wall street are serving life sen
tences in tbo poor houRe.
Chicago now proposes to have a con
vention to agitate for government reg
ulation of insurance. Steps should bo
taken at once to avoid a split between
the friends (?) of the Idea.
The suffering of Uio Jews In Russia
offers a glorious opportunity for Andrew
Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller and
several other multi mllMonnlros, who are
threatened with the disgrace of dying
Railway employes who And a threat
of. reduction of wages in government
regulation of railway rates are un
necessarily alarmed unless they are will
ing to admit that present wages are
The United States has brought suit
against the St. Louis Terminal com
pany to break np an alleged monopoly
on bridges at that point. "The big
tick" seems to And considerable work
That Milwaukee beer case In the fed
eral courts reminds us that the freight
rate for shipping beer from Omaha to
Norfolk, about l.V) miles, is more than
flouble the rate from Milwaukee to Nor
folk. COO miles.
James H. Hyde on the stand In the
Insurance investigation gays that he had
been trained from youth as an Insurance
man. Evidently his Instructors fulled
after all to teach lilm how to insure
his $100,000 lob.
Inasmuch as Ernest Stuht has been
transplanted from the First luto the
Tenth ward, the venerable Ike Hascall
proposes to contest for the place now
occupied by Peter Back in the city coun
cil, and there are still others.
The deputy insurance auditor for Ne
braska lias goue on record that national
supervision of Insurance will never work
out aatWfactorily. It surely would not
be satisfactory to those engaged In state
supervision who would lie displaced
from their jobs.
The Bennington case Is now in the
hands of the Judge advocate general
of the .navy; and Knslgn Wade and Cap
tain Touug ore probably awaiting their
next assignment with more anxiety than
they felt when there was a chance of
facing the guns of au enemy.
When W. R. Hrurtit returns to con
gress, look out for a battle royal l
tween those democrats who rally 'round
the standard of John Sharp Williuins
and "'Individualism" aud those who suit
port the flag of government ownership
of everything which will tend to put
IU advocates In office.
scrroRTisa rnt rRtiWKXT.
Sentiment on the racific coast
strongly supports the position of Presi
dent Roosevelt In regard to railway rate
regulation. The San Francisco Chroni
cle, referring to the efforts which the
railronds have been making to create
public opinion on the coast adverse to
the president, says they have been un
availing. It says that the Chamber of
Commerce of that city stands by the
president, as does the Commonwealth
Club of California, an organisation as
representative of public opinion as any
other lu the state. The Chronicle says
that this club is composed of the most
public spirited citizens. Its membership
lelng about equally divided between
business men and financial men and
professional men. Recently the club dis
cussed the rate regulation question, go
ing Into the matter very thoroughly, and
the result was a vote unanimously sus
taining President Roosevelt. "The pub
lic of this coast," declares the Chronicle,
"is with the president."
That section has had an experience
with railroad discrimination and other
abuses which it would be very strange
if it had not created a practically un
animous public sentiment In favor of
legislation intended to permanently put
an end to such conditions. The coast
bus suffered at least as much as any
other portion of the country from the
unlawful and exacting course of the
railroads, and all efforts hitherto made
to secure relief have to a large extent
been fruitless. Now that the business
interests there see an opportunity to
have conditions remedied, through the
policy advocated by the president, they
are a unit In giving adherence to that
policy and will throw all the weight of
their influence to secure its success.
That this will prove of great value to
the cause of rate regulation there can
be no doubt. The representatives of
the Pacific states In congress. If solidly
arrayed, as it is indicated they will bo,
In favor of the legislation urged by
the president, can very greatly help In
bringing It about, for they will be able
to present the most cogent reasons,
drawn from the experience of that sec
tion, In support of the president's posi
. This and other evidence shows that
the cause of railway rate regulation Is
stronger today than ever before and Is
steadily advancing. Its supporters fully
understand that they have a fight be
fore them, that the railroads are pre
pared to use every device to defeat the
proposed legislation and that they have
earnest and determined friends In the
national senate that will battle for them
to the last ditch. But the friends of
the regulation policy have faith that the
attitude of President Roosevelt, bus
t a inert by. an overwhelming public
opinion, must eventually triumph and
they await tho contest iu congress with
out any groat misgiving respecting the
PHILIPPIMK RAILBOAD3: ,
In a few weeks the War Department
will receive bids on the new railway
projects in the Philippine Islands. The
act of congress providing for this Is
quite liberal In Its terms, but whether
capitalists will so regard it can only tie
known when bids are received. There
has not been as yet any notable interest
manifested in the matter In quarters
where an effort has been made to create
interest. Hie question of railroad con
struction in tho Philippines, when sub
mitted by Secretary Taft to railroad
men, did not meet with an altogether
favorable response, but that waa before
congressional legislation and It will
possibly be found that opinion regarding
it has changed.
Philippine industrial and commercial
development will necessarily be slow un
til modern transportation facilities Into
the interior of the Islands are provided.
Railroads are Imperatively necessary to
the material progress of the Islands. It
will be no small task to provide them.
however, and the question as to whether
or not they would prove a profitable
investment is of course the primary
one in the consideration of capitalists.
Secretary Taft has made an earnest
effort to induce capital to look with
favor upon Philippine railway projects
and it will be greatly disappointing If
his work In this direction shnll prove
TO IIMrCH EXI'EXDITCRKS.
Reiorts from Washington are to the
effect that a general investigation of the
expenditures in the various departments
of the government and in the Panama
canal commission will be one of the
notable features of the coming session
of congress. It Is stated that members
of congress who have reached the na
tional capital are discussing the advisa
bility of urging the speaker to revive
the still extant committees on expendi
tures of the various departments and
to create a committee on Panama canal
expenditures. According to the cor
respondent of the New York Trllmue,
members who favor this policy argue
that there are numerous matters in con
nection with the expenditures of the
executive departments and commissions
which should be investigated, and tbut
these committees, most of them already
standing committees of the house and
the senate, can easily perform the func
tion for which they were created, with
out any suggestion of scandal or the
notoriety which would attend auy gen
eral Investigation. It Is urged that care
ful work by these committees would
inevitably result in a large saving iu
all the departments of the government,
would close many loopholes for extrava
gance, and doubtless point the way for
legislation needed to legalize necessary
expenditures not within the purview of
Such evideuce of a sentimeut among
cougressuivu favorable to a Judicious
economy In government expenditures
gives promise of something being done
In this direction. The administration is
showing that It favors such a course.
We have already referred to the large
cut made by Secretary Taft In the War
Department estimates and It Is under
stood that other departments will follow
this example. It has been stated that
the president will recommend a curtail
ment In the printing expenses of the
several executive departments which
will save approximately a million dol
lars annually. No one desires parsi
mony In appropriations or a policy of
economy which might have the effect of
Impairing the efficiency of any branch
of the service. Rut It is not to be
doubted that expenditures can be re
duced in some direction without injury
to the business of the government and
It must be done if additional taxation is
to be avoided.
ASOTBER OLORTOUS VICTORT-rRO-VlbtD.
The Water board has wou another
victory for the cltlieus of Omaha. The
high priced special attorneya have scored
a decision from the federal court that
will compel the water worka appraisers
to separate the head and tall of the cow
from tbo body of the animal that the
lawyers have been milking, although the
milking process Is to continue for 'steeu
years to come.
Uuiler the decision the plant must be
appraised as a whole, but the Floreuce
distributing district, which constitutes
the main plant of the works, viz., the
pumping station, the power plant and
machinery and the settling basins, is to
bo computed separately, and then added
up against the city, provided -
And the valuation of the mains, stand
pipes and hydrants and their ap
purtenances In South Omaha, Dundee,
East Omaha and Benson are to be
lopped off, as It were, after they have
been appraised, and the residue will
constitute the correctly appraised value
'of the water works, provldedj-
It Is also ordained that in making the
appraisement the good will and going
value of the concern should be com
puted, In addition to the value of the
plant segregated In other words, when
it has passed, through the skimmer.
On this spot the glorious victory was
won and a monument should be erected
by the taxpayers to the battlo scarred
heroes of this hysterical scrimmage.
To appreciate the Import of the vic
tory, one must remember that the con
tract between the city of Omaha and
the water company expressly provides
that in case the city decides to take tho
works before the expiration of twenty
five years, the period of the contract,
that "nothing shall tie paid for the un
expired franchise of said company,"
which, in plain English, was Intended to
mean that the city shall pay only for
the standing value of the plant and not
the going value, which usually Includes
the element of good will.
With the appraisers Instructed to take
Into consideration the going value and
the value of the good will, the water
company will have no ground foMnter
poslng any serious obstacle to a final
But the end is not yet, in fact, we
are only nt the beginning, ns it were, of
the famous Iowa calf case.
The lawyers of the water company
have taken exceptions to such summary
proceedings, and the case will go to trial
on its merits. In the "Sweet Bye and
Bye," and when the merits of the case
have been divulged and thoroughly di
gested and the cow milked some more
by the special lawyers on both sides, the
arena of the controversy will be trans
planted to the court of appeals, where
the whole subject will be reopened, re
argued, resubmitted, rearbitrated, pro
vided When the Judges of, the circuit court
of appeals have wrestled with this I
liquid-a-shun problem several moons and
some suns and the salient points have
been extracted, passed through the set
tling basins aud pumped into the legal
reservoir, exceptions will be taken by
the lawyers of the party of the first part
or the parties of the second part, or
both, and finally lu the course of years
the residue will percolate Into the grand
reservoir of accumulated wisdom, under
the dome of the natioual capltol, where
bearded men In flowing rolies, with due
solemnity and decorum, ponder and re
ponder over the uppermost twentieth
century problem of whether the tall of
the cow goes with the hide'. Another
glorious victory will then perch on our
In Oie meantime. Greater Omaha will
have grown much greater, and South
Omaha. Florence, Dundee and Benson
will all have been annexed, and possi
bly, as it were, the whole controversy
regarding the head and tho tall may
have reached settlement by referendum
even at tho risk of cutting off the
Water board from everlasting glory and
the lawyers from everlasting revenue.
The fine Imposed upon the "cattle
b.-irons" amounts to about 20-77 of 1
cent au acre per year on the land feuced
by them from the time the first In
dictment was returned uutll sentence
was pronounced much less than they
offered to pay the government If per
mitted to lease the luud.
If Secretary Boot has In fact begun
to work upon the tariff treaty with
Germany which will be satisfactory to
congress his permanent retirement from
other active work ln the State Depart
ment may be expected, as he has under
taken a Job which will require his en
The Nebraska baron cases are a forci
bly reminder of former Judge Scott's
sentence that became so famous as "Jus
tice without Tonality." While the cat
tle baroucts wine mulcted fCsJO, the
big barons got off with 100 and a sup
per w ith the United States marshal. But
It was the most cruel sentence thnt
could possibly have teen Imposed upon
People are hccoiulng more and more
careful of the kind of reading matter
they Introduce) into their family circles.
That Is why The Bee Is preferred, for
Its cleanliness and conservatism, as the
home newspaper over the poison -breeding
yellow Journals that teem with fake
It is said the cr.ar has taken a lesson
from the fate of the French king who
by leaving Versailles put his head under
tho axe. It Is to lie hoped the Russian
people have taken a less-m from the
same event which proved that a dicta
tor follows as well as precedes anarchy.
Some interesting side lights on the
campaign Just closed may be expected
when the committee treasurers file their
sworn financial statements interesting
ss much In showing who did not put In
to help foot the bills as In showing who
did put in.
Judge Letton's official plurality out of
Douglas county Is 3,785. That is de
cidedly better, proportionately, to his
total for the state than the ratio of rep
resentation allotted to Douglas county
In the state legislature.
Some ranee for Wonder.
Whan Colonel Bryan returns from his
world tour he will wonder how It all hap
pened without him.
"I am quite sure that congress will paas
soma kind of a railway-rate measure,"
says Senator Klklns, "hut Just what kind
It will be nobody knows at this time." The
railroads are naturally hoping that If a
bill must be passed It will be of the senate
Liberty In Small Doses.
Sun Francisco Chronicle.
If the Russians get all the liberty asked
for by some of the extremists they will not
bo In as good shape as they would be If
they absorbed tho blessing In moderate
doses. Liberty is a great boon, but It takes
a liberal education and some experience
to make the best of It.
A Pointer for the Fa to re.
The statement is made that "in adminis
tration circles In Washington It Is thought
the elections possess no national signifi
cance." This la true In the sense that they
are absolutely without significance with re
gard to tho national Issues on which par
ties have divided heretofore. But with re
gard to the possible future Issue concerning
Corporate abuses and their allies and tools,
the crooked politicians, the elections may
Indicate a very important national signifi
cance. Power of an Independent Press.
Wall Street Journal.
Not the least notable result of the recent
election is the fact that it has changed the
mind of Governor Pennypacker of Pennsyl
vania regarding the Influence of the press.
Governor Pennypacker has worked on the
theory that the press was wicked and
needed to be muzzled. He has discovered
that It la Impossible to musile the press
and that the great newspapers of Phila
delphia were the real leaders of the people
in the overthrow of the corrupt political
machine which so long has controlled the
city. The power of the Independent press
has advanced above par.
IlKAI, PROMOTERS OF SOCIALISM.
Sore Spot on the Body Politic Plainly
It would be a big mistake to give Mr.
Hearst and the handful of municipal own
eritcs who nominated him the credit for
creating the public sentiment which found
expression In the Hearst vote in New York
last Tuesday. It would be an equally big
mistake to think that r.ll the people who
voted for Mr. Hearst are in entire sym
pathy with his radical principles.
The true makers of the sent linen t back
of the vote for Mr. Hearst were the polit
ical bosses and the high finance grafters
whose methods have recently been exposed.
His most efficient lieutenants were Murphy,
the suddenly enriched boss of Tammany;
Odell, the boss of the republicans, and men
such aa Chauncey M. Depew. John A. Mc
Call and Richard A. McCurdy, who, after
enjoying for years reputations for respecta.
blltty. have lately been found to be whlted
sepulchers. George W. Perkins' testimony
showing the connection between J. P. Mor
gan A Co. and the New York Life com
pany had its Influence. So did the disclos
ures of the life Insurance companies' cam
paign fund contributions. The Hearst vota
was In the main the protest of an exas
perated people against graft and dishonesty
in high places.
The sentiment of which the Hearst vote
was an expression is not confined to New
York City. It la to be found In every part
of the country. It does not owe Its exist
ence to the misconduct of men In any par.
ticular business, although the life Insurance
disclosures have done most lately to create
It, but to peculation, mismanagement and
tyranny In various businesses. Inferior
service and eorruntion of cltv councils hv
municipal public uUlity corporations have
caused some of It. The extortions practlcud
by the beef, coal and other trusts have
caused part of it. Railway rebates and dis
criminations and the stubborn and corrupt
resistance made to every attempt to bring
the railroad business under reasonable pub
lic, control have contributed much to It.
The people are getting tired of being tyran
nised over and held up and are beginning
to give utterance to their feelings at the
Underwriters of some syndicates, grafting
officials of life Insurance companies and
beneficiaries of predatory trusts and rail
ways regard the public opinion evinced by
Mayor Dunne's election In Chicago and the
Hearst vote In New York as "socialistic,"
or at least hope to make It odious by call
ing it so. But the public sentiment which
Is protesting against the corruption In
American public and American buslneas
life Is not mainly "socialistic" now, and It
la not going to be put down by ridicule or
The people have found that there are
grave abuses, and while casting about for
remedies they are putting on record their
condemnation of the abuses. What policies
they will ultimately favor whether they
will plunge the country from the frying pan
of corporate graft and tyranny Into the fire
of socialism will probably depend mainly
on the vigor and success with which the
men who are responsible for present condi
tions oppose the adoption of reasonable re
forms. Tho most potent promoters of so
cialism in this country are not and will nut
be the Hearsts and the Dbses, but the
Morgans, the Rockefellers, the Ix-pews. tha
Hydra, the McCurdys and the McCalls.
That there will be remedies for present con
ditions Is certain. Whether they will be
worse, lhao Ui UUease remains la be seen.
BITS OF WASMUfiTOI l-trr..
Minor Scenes and Incidents Sketched
n the Spot.
The Interior department hus put rnrr
spondents of eastern newspaper next to a
number of scheme designed to lift a few
bundles of money down east and sonk It
In bogus Irrigation enterprises In the west.
In connection with the hint I the wis ob
servation that there Is an abundance nf
money in tha west and anything that I
good Is not permitted to get away. Hence
any western proposition seeking a handout
In tha at Is a poverty stricken wildcat.
From complaints now coming In it appears
that th aide-spread advertising which lias
been given to the government s work In
reclamation furnishes a channel by which
shrewd operators get hold of small eastern
A description of President Roosevelt and
the White House has Just been communi
cated to th Viennese public by Hofrat Dr.
Jnkol Minor, who Is publishing th records
of hts American travels In the columns of
th Neue Frl Press of Vienna.
"The White House In Washington," says
th court doctor, "will always remain
something never to be forgotten, not only
on account of the honor paid us by the
president at our reeeptlon. but also on ac
count of his noble simplicity and the grand
style In which It Is furnished. It Is the
true pattern of an American house, in
which everything necessary Is close at
hand, but In which there Is nothing super
flous. And with what simple formalities
was our reception by th president car
ried out. A somewhat numerous but
noiseless company of attendants in the
anteroom, and no police, no military. In
th reception room Itself there was no one
present but w ourselves, the visitors, In
troduced by th president and the vice
president. Boon the doors open and Roose
velt appears between two civilians, evi
dently secretaries adjutants, perhaps, I
"He showed great animation In his an
swer to the president of congress, who
first addressed him, leaning forward, with
his right foot well advanced, gesticulating
vivacloualy and articulating his words
sharply, almost snapping his teeth together
while speaking. Th impression one at
One feels from him Is that of some ele
mental force of nature, and this feeling is
Increased when the ordinary round of the
vlaltora with Its accompanying handshak
ings, Is begun, something corresponding to
what Is known In the style of European
courts as a cercle. Only here It Is not
merely a case of a question put by the
audience giver and a more or less sensible
answer returned by the person receiving
the audience. A very animated conversa
tion Is often developed. Into which the
president draws those who stand around
him or the adjutants by his side. Very
soon he Is heard laughing a bit too loudly;
now he gives a man a hearty clap on tho
shoulder that is almost audible; then again
he brings his handa together with a smack.
There Is nothing In the way of majesty
about him; one feels that he lets himself
go completely, and then again remarks
that behind this almost savage nature
force Is concealed a consummate diplo
matist. The president addressed me with a
foreign accent, but said. In faultlessly cor
rect German: "I don't speak a word of
German, it Is true, but I rend German a
great deal, and like German poetry be
Illinois continues to bo th banner rural
free delivery state. The number of routes
In the state on November 1 was 2,fi08, an In
crease from 1,536 on June 30, the end of the
last fiscal year. Illinois' closest competitors
are Indiana, Iowa and New York.
The Stat having the least number of
routes Is Nevada, which can only boast of
one, with no petitions for others pending.
The numher of petitions for routes lu
Illinois that were referred for Investiga
tion is 8,338. Adverse reports were made on
BS3 of these and there were 147 petitions
from Illinois pending on the first day of
this month, which affords ample room for
the further extension of the rural delivery
service in Illinois.
Commissioner Yerkes is making prepara
tions to put Into effect on December 1 his
order requiring dealers In snd manufac
turers of patent medicines of distinct alco
holic properties and of various essences that
are so freely consumed In prohibition com
munities to pay licenses as liquor, dealers.
Mr. Yerkes has had some curious cor
respondence with the patent medicine and
essence manufacturers, and has received
calls from representatives of a number of
these concerns, says a dispatch to the New
York Post. He admits that he may have
difficulty in drawing the line between
those compounds containing too much
whisky and too little medicine, and those
having some medicinal value. He has re
ceived numerous "tips" from the manufac
turers of whisky compounds that if he de
cides their mixtures contain too much
whisky and too few other Ingredients to
be termed medicine, they will promptly
thrown in another handful or two of herbs
of a harmless nature and thereby reduce
the proportion of whisky. Some of them
say plainly they have no Idea of letting
up In their widespread advertising In news
papers and elsewhere, and that they will
circumvent the decision In each case by
adding more medicine, thereby. If possible,
coming within the line that must be drawn.
Many of them admit that It Is the whisky
that makes the medicine attractive to the
public. Buyers of the stuff are not suffi
ciently well versed In medicine to know
whether they are getting some stimulants
of appetite and digestion from whisky or
medicine. The temporary benefits are as
crllied to the medicine and not to the
w his lev.
The agitation of the subject will prob
ably result In the drawing of a bill to be
J f""'r1 ln both branches of congress that
will take these medicines solely on a basis
of the. alcohol contents. One proposition
that has received endorsement la that a
maximum of alcohol will be allowed to
patent medicines before they can be taxed,
say 20 per cent. This Is about six times
more alcohol than is contained in domestio
beer, which pays a heavy tax.
Commissioner Yerkes will base his action
In many cases on the fact, well known to
collectors of Internal revenue, that certain
medicines and flavoring extracts and es
sences are sold in prohibitive communities
almost openly for the alcohol they contain.
letters have reached tha office of the
commissioner Indicating that In many pro
hlbltton communities, notably Kansas, th
patent medicine habit has become as con
Armed as th opium habit among the Chi
nese. Many a prohibitionist keeps In
splendid health, not to say spirits, on his
morning and evening doses ef palatable
patent medicine, many of which are tha
compounds of local druggists who under
stand the local demands and meet them
with Just the right sort of preparation.
Maine, New Hampshire and Vermoat fur
nish customers for millions of bottles of
widely advertised compounds that bring
sunshine to the afflicted soul and banish
pains and aches
Kin Corn's High Reeord.
It la now officially reported that the
farmers of the west have harveatd th
banner corn crop of th United State
Tlmea have been when corn waa so abun
dant that It waa burned for fuel, but now
the price la ao good that, though there
may be com to burn, the farmers ran buy
cheaper fuels and turn thvir t0 ililo Lf
and 4101 k,
DISTINCTIVELY A CREAM OF
TARTAR BAKIIMG POWDER
It does not contain an atom of phos
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An Ohio town elected as mayor a man
with two wooden legs, on the theory that
he had a different sort of head.
A Chicago autolst butted Into a patrol
wagon and was promptly run ln. Put more
patrol wagons on the highways and watch
th autolsts climb a tree.1
Ah, those clever little Japs: News comes
from Hawaii that American money la easy
to pass In the orient, and none more able
fit counterfeiting It than certain Japanese
A man who leads gcrmans has been
elected mayor of Providence, R. I.: a pro
fessional violinist has succeeded himself
as mayor of San Francisco and a novelist
was chosen mayor of Toledo.
The visiting prince thinks a fleet could
blow New York off the mnp as quickly as
a cook could properly construct an omelet.
However, a fleet with tho Intention of do
ing this would not be Invited to anchor In
the track of the local ferries.
Canon Newbolt preached the annual
"Hon" sermon before the lord mayor of
Dondon and the sheriffs recently. Two
hundred and fifty years ago Sir John
Gayer, afterward lord mayor, was pur
sued by a lion in an Arabian desert, but.
waB delivered by prayer. In his will he
left funds for an annual service as a thank
Tsl An, dowager empress or c hlna, nns
such extravagant rononess or imwn "
seems to be incompatible with th general
Idea that she Is a bloodthirsty old woman.
In her private apartments Fhe always has
masses of the most beautiful flowers snd
the same Is true of her throne room, her
toe at the theater and even the great
audience chamber when she transacts af
fairs of state.
Ft'BMCITY BI'HBAls CMtSKD.
Railroads Grow Weary of Hired Hot
Kansas City Times.
Th. railrmuta have learned and confessed
k.i it i futile to try to fool the people
on the subject of th proposed government
adjustment of disputed rates. The costly
bureau maintained In Chicago, with branch
bureaus In many western states, has been
closed. And what is more, it is aamnieo
by at least some of the higher ofllclals that
ti. nmraFiinda of these bureaus nns non
the corporations vast harm and practically
n-h.t mas thought at the time to ne a
granA triumph of railroad bureau diplo
macy, the organisation of the rump con
vention in Chicago to oppose th regularly
called meeting to indorse the president s
DOlicv. really turned out to De ine laiai
blunder of the hired "molders of opinion."
The opposition convention was so openly
and flagrantly a corporation movement that
It served completely to unmask the railway
scheme where It had ,not been previously
understood. Some of the delegates to th
"rumo" convention were confidential allies
of the railroads, while others were lnno-
eent victims, having been deceived by the
specious arguments of the railway repre
wnv, the closing of the western bureaus
It may be said that the people have forced
the evacuation of most of the outworks of
the enemy. There are still several eastern
bureaus, but they will probably be aban
doned. The exponents of special privilege
have fallen back to their strongest fortifi
cations, th United States senate, where
they will be assaulted by the commanders
of the square deal as soon as congress con
Have you investigated the
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you not investigate it? It
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MXF.S TO A SMII.F..
Owllnswell "What kind of a fellow Is Bsl-
Kewton "He's this kind If you offer him
Ms choice of two cigars he takes both."
"Are the acoustics good In the Bfown
stone s new house?''
"Splendid! The music room Is so con
structed that the noise of the piano doesn't
li.terfer at nil with the conversation of
the guests." Detroit Free Press.
"What do you think of this reform
'It's a good tiling," answered Senator
Sorghum. "It reilrps some of th old-tlm
bosses from business and makes room for
promotions." Washington Star.
Rwellman Yes. I'm still looking for a
Applicant Well, 1 know all about horses
Swellman Rut have you had any experi
ence with an automobile?
Applicant Not exactly, sor. hut I wus
tossed be a bull wanst. Philadelphia
"Are they really bloodstains on the pris
oner's garments?" asked the first mdlral
"I haven't decided yet." replied the second
"No. I'm not sure whether I'm to b n
gagod by the proseciitlnn or the defense."
I min t you inins you ougni 10 giv in
' people nn explanation of your attitude on
"No," answered Scnstor Sorghum. "If
1 give an explanation that is satisfactory
to the people what kind of an explanation
am I going to give to the trusts?" Wash
TUB OLD, OLD STORY.
New York Matt.
"Ross rule Is dead." the papers say In post
"Tho people have been glorified. It Is a sign
of hi pe.
In New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and
The people's trlmuph la assured. Right
well they stood the test."
So b it. Wa are not disposed to cavil or
And politics are not an open book to us,
Rut somehow It occurs to us that several
The morning-after pupers printed news
like, this galore.
The Sodom Weekly Argus, th Gomorrah'
Came out In large Hebraic type with Just
the same, we guess.
O time-old editorial, all overgrown with
That dares to say again: "Th Boss Is
Dead!" Ixing Live the Boss'
Studies in Graft
C Charles A.,
"You have given us studies in
graft; you have mad passible the
present uprising all over the country
against the Ross; you have Vivi
sected tho trusts. Wo feel that there
Is a broad educational purpose
behind your magazine beyond mere
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