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WHEK OCT OF TOWS1,
gabsarlbers leaving; city teas
porarlly akoald have The Me
Baalled t them. Asdresa will be
From the business point of view, Ben
sou unquestionably outmeasures Iahl
mnn. X vote for Harry B. Ztuiniau Is a
vote to endorse the record of a fearless
and conscientious public servant.
Nebraska's "million-dollar rains" have
started. California may keep Its two-hundred-mlllion-dollar
That fata! fight between New Mexi
can educators still leaves the territory
ahead of Kentucky In the feud class.
Millet's Man wlthtbe Hoe" has been
destroyed", "but Markham's lines will live
thus does poesy score over pointing.
Whatever, else you do, vote for
Charles II. . Wlthnell for building in
spector and against the Incompetent
The fans plainly want Sunday games
continued, but they do not want any
one to Interrupt the game on Sunday or
any other day.
While King Edward Is wading
through the mud at Vesuvius he may
recall a British parliamentary cam
palgn and feel at home.
, Don't forget to vote "yes" on the in
tersection paving bonds. By carrying
these bonds $350,000 of street Improve
ments will be set In 'motion.
After Salt Francisco hns subsisted on
army rations for a while some civilians
will have more intelligent sympathy for
the men behind the pork and beans.
Thanks to the voting machine, we
may 'be sure of having the returns in
early, so that those destined to political
death need endure no long drawn agony.
' Press dispatch esnnounce that Mr.
Bryan1 spoke at Jerusalem. The speak
ing would bare been taken as a matter
of course had it only been announced
that he was present
W. W. BiugLam led the procession of
couucllraanic candidates In the repub
lican primaries, and It will not be sur
prising' If r he leads the whole proces
sion again at the election.
If California congressmen bad
imagined, that $2,000,000 appropriated
for earthquake sufferers would be
mainly a matter of bookkeeping, per
bapa the requisitions would have been
Be sure to vote for W. Ernest Johnsou
for city comptroller. He ta an expert
. accountant, who knows his business and
can b -depended on to keep check on
v the city's income and outgo in the In
terest of the taxpayers.
Continental Euroe is an armed camp
with troops in readiness until May day
agitation has been calmed; but even In
Europe the idea is growing that gov
ernment must depend for success upon
something more than standing armies.
The senate faces ten days' more talk
before starting to vote on the railroad
rate bill. The intervening time will he
taken by many roemlers of the upiier
bouse in devising means to satisfy lotb
their constituents and their employers.
Charley WiUiuell has been a pretty
good building inspector. With him con
Unued in office life and property will be
safe against rotten construction,
whereas with inspection by the incom
petent Butler no one would know when
the next building waa going to fall
James e. nnrrt.
With the death of James E. Bovd
Nebraska's only democratic governor
has passed to the great beyond. Gov
ernor Boyd occupies a unique plnce In
Nebraska's political history. Elected, to
be chief executive In the most bitter
and hotly contested enmpstgn ever
waged In the state, his eligibility was
questioned because he could not prove
that either he or his father had ever
become naturalized cltlxens and the case
appealed to the supreme court of the
United States became epoch-making In
the constitutional law of Ameiicnn
cltlsenshlp. It was Anally decided in
his favor, although by a divided court,
and he Succeeded to the executive pre
rogatives, serving out the remainder of
his term without seeking re-election.
As governor his veto of the Newtierry
bill, regulating railroad rates In the face
of an Intense popular demonstration In
favor of ltt showed him to be a mnn of
determination and firmness. Intent upon
doing his duty as he saw it, regardless
of public clamor or approval. An In
tense partisan and a devoted democrat,
James E. Boyd In Inter years attained
to recognition In the national councils
of the party. Had Nebraska been a
democratic state he would doubtless
have occupied higher official position.
In Omaha Governor Boyd will be, re
membered as n sturdy pioneer, Imbued
to the core with the public spirit and
enterprise which has helped to build
the city great. At all times he was ready
to respond to every call In the public
Interest. Ills pork packing establish
ment was the forerunner of the great
hog and cattle market at South Omaha
and the huge plants there which now
transform every part of these animals
Into articles of food consumption. He
gave Omaha Its first home for the drama
worthy of the name and when that was
destroyed by fire replaced It with an
other still more handsome theater. His
activity In local politics was but Inci
dental to his leadership In industry, al
though he, was several times honored
nnd once elected mayor at a critical
period of the city's career.
That Governor Boyd and Governor
Thayer, the two figures In a stirring
chapter of Nebraska's history, should
both answer the summons within the
month, the former at the age of 72 and
the other at the age ot 80 years. Is In
deed a remarkable coincidence. Gov
ernor Boyd has been honored In life and
his memory will be long cherished and
Rate bill amendments.
It Is generally recognized that debate
in the senate on the rate bill has been
exhausted so far as any influence on
the vote Is concerned, and public inter
est is now turning to the division of
the senate, which can hardly be long de
layed. The whole result will virtually
turn on the fate of the amendments,
because the full strength of the opposi
tion to rate control has .been laid out so
to alter the original Dolllver-Hepburn
bill. If possible, as to emasculate or to
reduce its effect to the utmost possible
The real test will come on a com
paratively few of the seventy amend
ments that are pending, and probably on
the question of a broad or limited judi
cial review. As is familiarly known, the
bill makes no express provision for ap
peal to the courts, Intending to leave
parties in Interest to their rights under
the constitution, but the president and
those who are acting positively with him
are ready to consent to Incorporation in
the bill of acknowledgment In terms of
constitutional right of appeal from the
rates and orders of the commission. The
opposition, on the contrary. Insists on
the broadest possible appeal, its aim
being in effect to lodge the rate making
power with the courts instead of the
commission, because If no rate which is
objectionable to the railroads can be
effective until it shall have been carried
up on appeal through the courts and
Anally passed upon by the supreme court
of the United States, the courts are the
real rate-making power, and the in
terminame neiay in tneir processes
would in large part preclude remedy
so far as the public la concerned.
Practically, therefore, it la reasonable
to anticipate that the contest will be
mainly settled by the decision on the
judicial review feature. If those who
stand with the president are able. to de
feat wide open review amendment, they
will be able to defeat all the other nu
merous amendments the purpose or ef
fect of which Is to weaken the measure.
This one critical point settled, the rest
should be easily and quickly disposed of.
PROTECT WIFE AND CHILDREN.
At the outset of the municipal cam
palgn. The Bee declared that on their
merits the republican nominees as
whole would appeal to the voters much
more forcibly than the democratic noml
nees. There is one noticeably flagrant
misfit on the republican ticket in the
candidacy of John II. Butler for build
Butler is a political carjH'nter. who
has never had anything to do with the
construction of the modern type of
buildings and could not qualify for the
office under the charter if he were
elected. ' v
Ou the proper Inspection of buildings
hangs the-questlou of life or death of
dear ones. To vote for a notorious In
competent like Butler for this office is
to vote danger to wife and children
and to invite building collapses and
death trap fires. In this there Is no
politics. Even the Good Governmen
league has refused to endorse Butler,
But, though It were a political mat
ter, Butler has no claim upon repub
lican votes, because three years ago,
without the slightest excuse, he ran for
the same office by petition for no pur
pose but to beat the republican nominee.
against whom no word could be said
la addition to this, Butler has been a
pcTH-tual office seeker and a chronic
No one, ou the other band, questions
the ability of Building Inspector wlth
nell. who Is up for reelection. As
wilding Inspector he has set bis author
ity against flimsy construction, and the
building catastrophes we have had since
his Incumbency have been only In cases
where he was overruled and overridden
by the council. There Is criticism of
his action as memler of the Board of
Public Works but the new charter abol
ished that board and the building In
spector will hereafter have nothing to
do with public works' contractors.
With the San Francisco earthquake
disaster vividly before them, Omaha
citizens, who put life and property
above politics, will vote against Butler
nd Incompetency in the building in-
pectlon department and for Wltbnell
nd ssfety for themselves and their
THE IOWA CONTEST.
The intensity of the contest for the
Iowa republican nomination for gov
ernor, which Is without parallel In the
history of purty politics In that state.
does not diminish, but rather increases
s the contest progresses. Though four
spirants entered the field, the struggle
has been reduced practically to a ques
tion between Governor Cummins, who
seeks a third term, and ex-Cougress-man
George, I). Perkins, editor of the
Sioux City Journal, long known as one
of theablest and staunchest republican
The campaign has developed the fact
that Governor Cummins is backed by
one of the most powerful and highly or
ganized political mnchlnes ever con
structed in the west, which he has been
aauMimn.lv V.,,iMiri,, fro ti, ninn,.nt I
he became governor more than five
years ago. He engaged actively in the
canvass for renominatlon soon after the
legislature convened last winter and
every energy of his machine, which em
braces . the whole state patronage, has
been Increasingly devoted to its promo
tion. On the other hand, the Terklns
following shows formidable strength, al
though it has not so far shown the
activity and close knit organization of
the Cummins machine, nor has the cam-
sign of the former so far disclosed a
plan as systematic and prearranged as
that of the latter.
Although the state convention will not
be held till near the middle of August,
county conventions or primaries have
been held In about one-fourth of the
counties of the state. The fact that the
most of the conventions so far held have
been In the extreme northern and north
western parts of the state, which are
recognized as Cummins strongholds, has
given him an apparent lead In the dele
gates already chosen, and the holding
of conventions in these counties at so
early a date was evidently for the pur-,
pose of nmklng such a. showing. . Very1
few conventions have yet been held ill
the southern and central portions of the
state, where antl-Cummlns and antl
thlrd term sentiment Is known to.be
strongest, and where conventions have
been held therein the trend of sentiment
has been favorable to Terklns.
The outcome of this arduous and ex
citing preconventlon contest rests with
the seventy to seventy-flva conntlee
whose cftnvenrlons are srTll In the fu
ture and most of which have not yet
been even called. No such competition
for mastery between rival aspirants and
factions was ever before waged in Iowa,
heretofore always conspicuous as a state
of steady political habits, but as the field
of doubtful and debatable counties nar
rows the struggle Is almost certain to
become even more Intense and exciting.
NO BENSON-WATTLES TIE-CP.
The World-Herald is endeavoring at
the eleventh hour to prejudice Benson
by proclaiming that there is a Benson-
Wattles tleup, and that the election of
Benson to be mayor means the sup
port of Benson and the Fontanelles for
a delegation to the republican state
convention for G. W. Wattles for sen
While this sounds plausible enough, it
does not square with the declarations
made by Mr. Benson. Mr. Benson has
declared that If he Is elected mayor
there will be no factional politics in
the city hall. He has pledged his word
that as mayor he will see to It that the
influence of his administration is not to
be used for or against any republican
candidate for senator. He Insists that
while he does not control or claim to
control the Fontanelles, the Fontanelles
will not control him. . He has made
these declarations and pledges of bis
own volition and his word ought to be
No republican, therefore, should allow
himself to be stampeded by the World
Herald's story of a Benson-Wattles
tieup. - ,
Another of the huge Jokes developed
by the municipal campaign Is the nd
dress by It. B. Howell on "The Neces
sity of adhering to the old party, which
has done so much for us all." This ap
peal would come with a good .deal bet
ter grace from some other person than
Howell, who has leen drawing pay
for doing nothing as a member of the
Water board by virtue of a deal with
the democrats two years ago involving
a complete sell-out of the regular repub
lican nominees. A man whose last pollt
leal performance was as disgraceful as
this should keep still when the question
of adhering to the republican party is
up for discussion.
The late fusion candidate for gov
ernor, George W. Berge, refuses point
blank to be side-trucked to the job of
attorney general and Insists that if he
was good enough to lead the democratic
forces two years ago, tley bave no right
to bar hi in out now because be claims
to be still a popullsti1- Mr. Berge will
learn, however. In due tii;?e that the
democrats have no use for Mm or any
other' populist when some democrat
wants the same place.
( Frank CraTrford. on the republican
ticket for councilman from the Elev
enth ward. Is a young mnn of fine prom
ise. His npixtncnt Is trying to make
capital against him because he does not
happen to reside lit the center ot the
ward. Mr. Cram ford, however, I broad
enough to look after the Interests In the
council not only of all purls of his ward,
but of the whole city, afid no one should
pay any attention to such frivolous
charges against him.
The fate"ofHenry tloH should re
mind bank clerks that they are subject
to orders of bank presidents only when
those orders are legal, but It Is still Im
probable that many of them will retain
positions If they question each act of
the head of the concern unless taken
Into his confidence.
When those Adams county farmers go
on a strike next year unions whose
ruembers are not Interested lu dollar
wheat may strain a point to pass resolu
tions of sympathy, but they may find It
hard to detect "scab" wheat In their
Distributing? (he lxd.
The tosses suffered by the Insurance com
panies In San Francisco are being assessed
upon the rest of the country by an lncrense
In rates. This la where pretty nearly
everybody contributes whether willing or
Keeplna; Tab on Senators.
Will all this debate In the senate over
the railway rate bill really change a vote?
If any man now on the side of the people
" on the other side of the fence will it
not lend a color of suspicion that some ln-
..,,, ninr. t(r,, ,hjin n,torv has been
Minister Thompson as Hoat.
The new United States embassador to
Mexico, David E. Thompson, gave a re
ception to the members of the American
colony In the City of Mexico recently,
Mrs. Thompson receiving with him. It
was an elaborate occasion and Uncle
Sam's new representative made a favorable
Impression. It Is to be hoped that this was
Thnnaerlnar In the Index.
Democrats sometimes forget "where they
are at." In a moment of aberration the
other day Congressman Williams, address
ing the republicans, said: "If you don't
revise the tariff we will. If you don't ad
mit Oklahoma and Indian Territory we
will. If you don't pass a just and reason
able rate bill we will." This was brave talk,
truly, for the leader of a party which has
dwindled to such an extent that It does
not have members enough to man the com
mittees. Meeting; Conditions with n Will.
Sacramento, (Cal.) Union.
While recognising the set-back that Cal
ifornia has received, we do not, therefore.
Intend to be discouraged or disheartened.
Sentiment wljl playjlts part, but It Is equally
certain that oommon sense .and sterling
values will play their parts. Our fields are
quite as fertile as ever they were and our
mines as rich. We will build up what has
been torn down and we will do It with such
hearty good-will as to advertise our con
fidence and to compel admiration. We
have not suffered more than Charleston
suffered and Charleston has nothing but
harmless scars to show for her calamity.
Missouri has built up again and outlived
her trouble and California will do the same.
Leaders In the Crista.
There are undoubtedly 100 officers In the
United States army who would have acted
as promptly, energetically and efficiently
as General Kunston did In the crisis of
earthquake and conflagration, but that fact
detracts In no measure from the credit due
Funston. He was there and It appears
that he rose to the occasion. This Is said
with the more pleasure because the gen
eral has not always excited one's admira
tion. Nor, at this time, should It be for
gotten who was mayor of San Francisco.
There has been nothing In the dispatches
thus far to Indicate that Mayor Schmltx,
the labor union mayor," . failed In the
terrible emergency that confronted him,
The police snd fire department were under
his control and If they co-operated with
the United States soldiers without serious
friction, credit belongs to Schmlts as well
ss to Funston.
Fl EL PROM ALCOHOL.
Possibilities of the Measure Pending
There Is a strong promise of great and
gooC rerults from the passage of the free
alcohol bill which the house hfcs sent to
the senate. There is no good reason to
doubt that It will boeoini a !a-v. howe'Atr
strongly it may be opposed by the Stan
dard Oil company. That corporation has
abundant cause to Mage war against it
on business principles. Free alcohol la
not only a menace to the Standard Oil
Interests, but to a less, but still consid
erable, degree to the coal combine. The
pending bill abolishes the tax on "denatur
lsed" alcohol. "Denaturixed" alcohol is
alcohol made undrlnkable and uneombtn-
sble In beverages. In his talk In support
of thla measure before the ways snd
means committee, Secretary Wilson of -the
Agricultural department showed that the
soil could be made to produce In alcohol
all the fuel thai the country needs, and
"The northern states could readily de
pend upon the white potato as a source
of heat and light, the southern states upon
the yam and the sweet potato, and the
western atatea upon the sugar beet.
The average amount of sugar and starch
which goes to waste In the stalks of In
dlan corn annually would make 100 gal
Ions of commercial alcohol per acre. When
we consider that the number of acres In
Indian corn is approximately loo.000.OdO,
It la seen that the quantity of alcohol
that la lft In the stalka is so large as to
be almost leyond the grasp of our con
Need there be any longer a distressful
apprehension of the woes that will come
upon the people when the supply of coal
Is exhausted? Need the millions be af
flicted by Inordinate demands of the coa
combine or by strikes of miners or lock
outs by operators ? Alcohol can be pro
duced at very small cost, ani In practl
rally unlimited quantities. It Is in all
things, that grow. In both the vegetable
and animal kingdoms. It has been the
source both of great evil and of grea
goid to mankind.' Hereafter It promises
to swell immeasurably the credit side cf
the sccount. Meanwhile, there Is prob
ably much more than a bare possibility
that practical science will be able to store
the surplus heat of the summer's sun
shine and render It available for all th
purposes served by fuel.
ARM! (.OSSIP 151 WASHHOTO.
.Wallers nf Interest (Cleaned from ts
Army and Navy Renlaler.
A syMematlc and Complete test of the
eight or ten military balloons whkh are
kept at Henlcla, Cal., and Omahs, Neb.,
by the army signal corps Is In contem
plation. Military ballooning is a subjee:
which has ben taken up by the foreign
experts and their work has been carefully
reported by our representative abroad. It
is found that comparatively little progress
has been made In this work beyond the
organisation, maintenance and training of
a ballon personnel. In work of this sort
the. efforts of the signal" corps officers are
being directed to the development of Im
proved facilities for producing hydrogen
In the field and transporting the equipment.
There hns been more or less prejudice,
naturally, against military ballooning, but
It Is believed that this Is a necessary
feature which should be fully developed ;
and under control. It Is to this end that
the tests at Omaha and Benicla are being
planned. In the meantime negotiations are
proceeding with military balloon-makers in
France for the acquisition of two or three
of the latest type of that aerial vehicle.
The army signal office will purchase a
new French captive balloon of the latest
type, one of light weight and small volume,
designed partly for use with the advance
guard and In expeditionary work, where
rapidity of operation Is essential. The bal
loon is made of silk, covered with several
coats of varnish and finished with a special
preparation, to which has Anally been ap
plied an entirely new material known ss
radio-solar, a composition of aluminium
silver, which has the effect of making the
balloon impervious to the penetration of
gas and gives to the exterior surface a
protection against the Influence of the
sun's rays. It has been found In other
balloons without this protective covering
that the heat of the aun upon the large
body has an appreciable effect upon the
balloon. It is one of the curious and al
together unaccountable results of inter
departmental administration that the
signal corps must pay out of its meager
funds SO per cent of the valuation of the
Imported balloon as duty to the customs
division of the Treasury department, the
article being classified as a silk fabric.
The balloon will probably be sent to the
signal corps depot at Omaha.
The army signal office continues to re
ceive sample telescopes, some of which
the best of them. It may as well be ad
mitted come from foreign sources, notably
Germany. These are of the latest pattern
and are of the type of adjustable power,
being of great efficiency and much superior
to any of the telescopes hitherto used.
They are Incased In leather holders In a
way which makes a part of the case also
an outer section of the telescope. The Im
provements which have' been made In that
article are notable and have materially
added to 'the value of the telescope as an
instrument of observation In the field
under the most adverse circumstances.
The army list and directory for April,
which was Issued from the military secre
tary's office on the 10th Inst., contains two
new featjres, adding to the value of this
monthly publication and completing the
monthly record of officers of the army.
The relative rank of officers Is given for
the entire service, forming a useful com
pilation. In connection with the lineal rank
of officers of cavalry, artillery. Infantry
and Philippine scouts, which latter In
formation has been a feature of the direc
tory for some time. The relative rank
shows s vscancy In the grade of lieutenant
general, as on the date to which this list
was corrected General Corbln had not been
confirmed as of that rank. The directory
shows the relative position of 8 major gen
erals, 28 brigadier generals, 128 lieutenant
colonels, 356 majors, 1,197 captains, 1.0M
first lieutenants and 841 second lieutenants.
Officers on special duty which carries with
It an Increase of rank, such as those first
lieutenants who are serving with Philip
pine scouts with the rank of captain, offi
cers detailed as judges advocate, chief of
public buildings snd grounds, chief of the
Insular bureau, the chief and the assistant
chief of Philippine constabulary, etc., have
had their names placed In italics In the
rank which they temporarily hold by vir
tue of their duties, and their names are
Included In the grades of the arm to which
they belong respectively.
It Is probable that something will be done
by congress during the present session to
provide foreign service pay so as to cover
the claims of officers and enlisted men
of the army for periods In transit. The
act of June JO. 1902, provided such pay
for officers and men serving beyond the
limits of the United States. This legisla
tion has never been repealed, but In mak
ing the appropriation In 1904 congress al
lotted for foreign service pay only In the
Philippines, China, Guam, Alaska and
Panama, leaving the provisions of the act
of 1902 on the statute books. The present
army appropriation act has been so
amended as to provide for the difference
between the two acts of congress since
July 1, 1908, and restores the provisions of
the act of June 80, 1902. There are many
claims for pay or for difference of pay
In the two conditions, and these will prob
ably be favorably acted upon at an early
There Is some chance of an Increase In
the commutation of quarters for army offi
cers. The subject will receive further
consideration from the senate military com
mittee snd It Is possible that the argu
ments which have been presented by Pay
master General Dodge will bear fruit. The
recommendation was made for this In
crease last year and again before the
house military committee during the
present session, but without effect. The
sign that the senate military committee
Is disposed to consider the matter Is a
gratifying piece of Information for the mili
tary personnel. It Is proposed to allow
second lieutenant two rooms and to In
crease the allowance by one room for
each succeeding grade.
o Cnnae for 111-FeellngT.
The sympathetic nations of Europe need
take no umbrage at the courteous refusal
of the American people to accept their aid
for the aufferera of 8n Francisco. While
always ready to extend a hand to help
the needy and distressed of other nations,
the American people are fully capable of
taking care of their own.
New York Post.
When the Chinese merchants turned over
their contribution to the mayor yesterday
and were asked If It was to be devoted ex
pressly to the relief of their countrymen In
Snn Francisco, the spokesman replied: "No,
for all: for American man, too." Some
what pathetic, this, coming from almost
the only race none of whom may become
an "American man, too."
Hnmlllntlns; Rape Antipathy.
The fact that the president deemed It
necessary to direct that reUef be extended
to the suffering Chinese of San Francisco
ss well as to other sufferers la a humlllat
Ing commentary upon race antipathy pre
vailing among some people who consider
themselves enlightened Americana. The
statement that the national authorities tn
San Francisco seised a ship from China
laden with rice and tea snd had ths cargo
tlstributed among the suffering refugees
Chinatown la gratifying by contrast.
At I nnnn riasfinvn
all uituu biuKtb
WEBSTER SENATORIAL BOOM.
Humboldt Leader: The talk of John L.
Webster for senator Is more or less of a
Joke to those who talk It, and la not con
sidered serious by sny of the hearers.
Gothenburg Independent: The people
over the state prefer a conservstlve banker
to represent them In Washington at all
times than to an oratorical John L. Web
ster. O'Neill Independent: One hundred repub
licans In Omaha have launched a boom for
cheap wheat Webster for Fnlted States
senator. Well, he would make as honest
a senator as Brown and much more bril
liant. Bancroft Blade: John L. Webster's boom
for the United States senate has not been
taken very seriously outside of the Fontan
els headquarters. He has trained too long
with the corporate Interests to form new
habits, and we can't afford to do sny specu
lating at this stage of the game.
Weeping Water Herald: There may have
been a time In years gone by when John
L. Webster would have made a better
United States senator than E. J. Burkett,
but Senator Burkett Is now a better fitted,
more progressive man than our railroad
friend, John L. Webster. The latter never
did and never will have the confidence of
Blair Pilot: Should Nebraska send John
t. Webster to the United States senate
she would always be proud of the act.
Webster ta one of the brainiest men In Ne
braska and ranks with the ablest men now
in the national upper house. The Pilot
hopes that Nebraska will change her policy
and for once send a real brainy man to the
Schuyler Free Ince: And now John L.
Webster of Omaha, has launched his boom
for United States senator, the first launch
ing he bnp done since he was in the vice
presidential sea two years ago. We do not
see how John L. missed one year without
a launch. Nebraska is not electing coipor
atlon lawyers to the senate this time, so
Webster, won't do.
Cosad Tribune: The latest entry Into
the senatorial race Is John L. Webster of
Omaha. If the announcement Is given a
cordial reception by the people of the
state orders will be sent out from the
railroad headquarters and all the boys will
be expected to get In line. Editors hold
ing juicy transportation will proceed to
tell of the distinguished services of Gen
eral Webster. In the meantime Senator
Millard will remain In the race until Web
ster, like Wattles and Greene, has had
his try out. The case Is getting desperate.
Broken Bow Republican: John L. Web
ster Is one of our most able
lawyers of the state, well qualified to All
with credit any position within the gift of
the public. But as he is regarded as a
corporation lawyer his friends are making
a mistake In bringing him out this year.
Th facts are the nominees of the republi
can party for the legislature, state offices.
congressman and the United States senate
must be men who are not associated with
the corporation Influences, men who have
the ability to make themselves heard and
In whom the voters have confidence.
Frederick VIII. the new king of Denmark,
Is said to be in the habit of inviting editors
of leading political organs to attend at the
castle to discuss the different political Is
sues of the day.
Some esteemed and enterprising contem
poraries employed pictures of Baltimore
with San Francisco labels. Others, by some
quirk of conscience, were led to Imagine
It Is time for somebody to remark that
the voters of the sixth Alabama district
In preferring Richmond P. Hobson to the
veteran Bankhead. made a Hobson's choice
when It was really the choice of Hobson.
George Gerhardt of Florence, Mass.,
fought for two years In the French army
under Napolean III In his efforts to redeem
his waning fortunes which accumulated In
the Franco-Prussian war. He emigrated to
this country twenty-four years ago.
Not least among the disastrous results
of the Ban Francisco earthquake Is the
appearance of 100 "separate and distinct"
books, each giving the "only true account"
of. the "seismic cataclysm" and each
'handsomely bound, beautifully Illustrated
and a great moneymaker."
Mme. Duse, who has a strong aversion to
being Interviewed, was recently beaten by
the Copenhagen reporters. One acted ss
waiter at the hotel, another acted as shoe
maker's assistant, a third drove her cab
and a fourth was assistant stags machin
ist and all used bits of conversation for
For a long time we have been firmly determined to produce
all our medicines entirety free from alcohol, and thereby
forever remove the very l"t objection that any one could
possibly have to theie superior remedies. This determina
tion has resulted in ths most complete victory.
The only Sarsaparilla In! the world entirely free from alco
hol. Destined to become th one great family medicine of
the age. Contains ill ths tonic, alterative, and curative
properties of the o!J Sarsepaiilla, yet entirely free from
alcohol In any form. '
Ayers Cherry Pectoral
The latest discover': inj therapeutics show that In nearly
every disease of tit throat snd lungs the patient 1 (ar
better off without aicohoi man with it.
The question of your taking a
pletely separated from the quest)
We Banish Alcohol.
We Urge You 6
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PRAISE FOR THE RAILROADS.
Their Part In Snrrorlnst the Afflicted
In Snn Kraaelieo.
Could the sum total of the nation's gen
erosity to the needy In 8n Francisco be
ascertained It would be found that the
largest contributions have been made, not
by the United States government, not by
the great metropolis of the Empire state,
with Its hundreds of millionaires, but by
the railroHd companies, objects of many
unjust attacks as well of some complaints
that are well founded.
Tralnlond offer tralnload of supplies snd
provisions were hauled without charge and
all schedules were adjusted so ss to speed
the relief stores to their destination. The
value In dollars and cents of thls service
reaches Into the millions, whether esti
mated In rate schedule figures or at actual
cost to the railroad companies. It Is sai.l
that the Harriman roads alone are render
ing a service that Is worth 175,000 a day
and that the aggregate sum of their con
tributions Is over two millions. Other
roads will, perhaps, bring the total to
Of course, these gifts are not as spec
tacular as the drafting of a $100,000 check,
which may be reproduced In a newspaper,
but they are In every way worthy of
respectful attention. They show that the
railroads are ' not quite so black as ther
Cervantes was revising the proof sheets
of "Don Quixote "
"Because," he explained, "my publishers
can't afford to hire a knight editor."
Then, remembering that he had to be his
own horse editor as well, he corrected a
typographical error In the name of Roxl
nantc. Chicago Tribune.
"The policeman says you were acting like
a crazy clown."
"Yea, your honor. I was giving an lmper-
"What were you Impersonating?"
"I was lmDersonatlnar mn nHiivr
Plevelnnrt t'luin TAU )..
Mlss Knox Yes, he actually said your
cheeks were like roses
Miss Passay (coyly delighted) Oh. come,
now, that's laying It on pretty thick.
Miss Knox Ves, he remarked that about
li, ioo. i-nnaaeipnia iTess.
ifiiiLii i me men or renuia mrtn inn
mo iiri-emiies oi me, exclaimed ins stu
dious young woman.
"Yes," answered Mr.' Cumrox, "and In
nearly every case It was because thfy
didn't know how to advertise." Washing
"Why don't you marry?"
"Don't need a wife I've got oodles of
"Hiit how can money take the place of a
"Well. It talks, doesn't it?" Cleveland
Jinks' ffow's your wife?
Blnks My wife is lost to sight, to memory
Jinks Why. my dear fellow, I never heard
your wife was dead.
Blnks She isn't. I'm paving her S50 a
week alimony. Brooklyn Life.
"It's nice to be happily married," argued
"But it is no longer, stylish," retorted she.
And that settled it. Louisville Courler
Journak "Do not despair," began the moralist,
' you know, as the old saying goes, "oppor
tunity knocks' "
"Yea," interrupted the pessimist,
portunlty knocks; at least It has never
boosted me." Philadelphia Press.
Police Magistrate This Is not the first
time you have been before me, but you have
given a different name from the one you
gave me the other time. V
Vagrant Dat a all right, y'r honor. W'en
de wind changes Its direction It changes
Its name, doesn't It? Chicago Tribune.
Arthur Gulterman In Scrlbner's.
It goes beneath a checkered arch
Of leaf and sunlight, oak and larch;
Athwart a mead of meadow sweet,
A field of Illy bordered whent;
Through groves of bridal birch It turns
And mossy hollows, deep In ferns;
Then up a hill and down a glen,
From Nowhere out and hack again;
And many feet have worn It plain
That .errant way of Lovers' Lane.
There, unafraid, the wood-folk plaj;
There wanton briers dip and sway
To catch and keeD whatever comes
o mane mucn wors for clumsy thumb
wi juicing truss ana lacing snoe
Such tasks as lovers love to do.
Of tales there told with eye or tongue
iitou iiui iru it ye were young
Nor yet of castles reared In Spain
By architects of Lovers' Lane.
If Lovers' I.ane ye wander through,
That roadway's rule la "two by two,"
Although the path la wondrous straight;
For here's a hedge, and there's a gate,
A brook, a stile, a quaking moaa.
The strong must help the weak to arose;
Then, deep In shade ere set of sur-
Its dells are never safe for one.
Still (must the sorry truth be knossn?)
In Lovers' Lane I walk alone!
'coholic stimulant thus becomes com-
of your taking soy of cur medicines.
We Publish Our Formulas.
Consult Your Doctor.
C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
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