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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1900.
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Mailed ta tkeaa. Address will be
The weather man ahould be offi
cially notified that the butcher' and
irocere picnic la all orer.
- The saddest comment on Russian
political conditions la that the czar de
fends upon foreigners to guard his
With three Independent telephone
propositions before the city council,
the prospect for much talk la very
. After all the talk of laws and ordi
nances the safe and aane Fourth of
July must be accomplished by parental
control of the small boy.
, That the son of a 'Pittsburg milllon
4lr" ahould suggest the robbery of a
neighbor's home aa a lark may only
prove the power of heredity.
, .,' With Russian soldiers supporting
the Duma "militarism" does not have
such an awful sound as It once did in
the ears of Russian radicals.
The report that two Illinois men
hive been Impressed Into the British
havy recalls the fact that the war of
111 I was stopped without settling the
point at issue.
With Chairman Shonts at aea, his al
leged prediction of the completion of
ths Panama canal In eight years will
standuntil he can reach a cable or
a Marconi mast.
Harvard won ths 'varsity race for
ths eighth time In ths history of these
annual contests. ine presiaent may
et feel proud of ths athletic ability
of hla alma mater.
, Ths Standard Oil company has with
drawn high grade gasoline from the
market. That diacoverer of a com
pound to kill the odor of the auto-
mobile should now make a fortune.
' . -
The Fontanelles are sending out
cards bearing a reproduced photo--fTph
Of Cther-ln-law taken ten or
fifteen years ago. Father-in-law was
4 sprightly old man when that photo-
rriph waa' taken.
When Secretary Root start on that
Bouth American trip hs ahould carry
with- him several copies of America's
version of the Monroe doctrine care
fully done' Into Spanish by a trust
The Instruction of
eleven delegates to
state convention for
water for senator aeema to have
thrown - the local democratic organ
Into several kinda of conniption fits.
With "Elijah" Dowle overdrawing
Lis account In the Zion bank nearly
1100,000 It would seem that either
Illinois bank Inspectors were suscepti
ble to his peculiar charma or someone
knew how to fix the books for inspec
Representative Kahns threat to
place In the Congressional Record the
names of insurance companies refus
ing to pay San Franclaco losses In full
might have greater effect If he would
only use a publication mors generally
. That new town on the Union Pa
cific extension, which baa applied to the
Poatoffloe department for ths eatab
Uahment of a 'postofflce there under
the name of Mohler, ought surely to
ha.ve a strong pull on the favor of tha
vie prealdaat 84 general aoaaager of
the road. -
rntPARiso rxm rut Campaios.
The necessity for wise action on the
part of republicans aa they prepare
for the coming campaign In the
several atatea ahould impress every
sincere member of the party and Is
engaging the solicitude of the presi
dent and all loyal party leaders. The
evidence is conclusive that the demo
crat are resolved to make an arduous
effort to capture a majority of the
house and their, leaders at Washington
are forming elaborate plana of contest
id all the close and doubtful district.
The tendency to reaction In the con
gressional and state elections midway
In a presidential term la a familiar
fact In our political history. The In
fluence of the president's personal
popularity which his candidacy
brought home to voters two yeara ago
with auch resistless effect will not be
wholly available thla year, but the
Individual merits of candidates on re
publican tickets will necessarily be
more particularly Inquired Into. In
view of these facta the democratic
design at the opening of this session
of congress was directed mainly to
divide the republican party and sow
dissension particularly between the
president and a large section of the
party representation In congress, with
a view to paralysing the rate control
bill and other legislation In accord
ance with the program on which the
laat presidential election was carried
so overwhelmingly. i
Although this design has been de
feated, largely through the wisdom of
President Roosevelt's leadership, the
opposition is now outlining an assault
all along the line upon the president
himself and the policy to which his
administration Is committed, and it Is
no secret that his motives as well aa
the results of his administration so
far are to be vehemently assailed. As
the party muat atand or fall with the
president's record and policy, It is
therefore vital, from the standpoint of
mere campaign expediency as well as
of public duty, that only republicans
of demonstrated fidelity and sympathy
with a progressive party program be
put to the front. With their leader
ahlp appeal can be confidently made
to the people, In spite of all the as
saults which the opposition is now
IOWA'S TRZt PASSES LAW.
The Fourth of July has peculiar
significance In Iowa this year from the
fact that the law paased by the legls
lature at its last session prohibiting
free passes goes into effect on that
day. The law, indeed, does not cover
the whole field of free transportation
abuae, but It does absolutely forbid,
under severe penalties, the use or
solicitation for themselves or others
of 'free passes by any public officer
or employe, atate, county, municipal
or township, or by a delegate to or
candidate before any political conven
tion or by a member, of any campaign
committee, and railroad companies are
likewise forbidden to grant or Issue
free transportation to auch persons.
While the Iowa law does not profess
to dispose of the whole subject of free
transportation, It does take a long
step In the. right direction, and by
striking down the free pass aa a means
of harmful Influence In legislation and
politics generally It paves the way
for removal of other abuses which
still remain. Aa the law was drawn
with great care no question Is made
that It will be effectively enforced.
The moral effect of thla enactment
and of the public discussion which
preceded it Is notably shown by the
fact that no political party.v ventured to
call a atate convention thla year to
meet before the law became effective,
In order that Its action might be free
from taint of suspicion and from at
Uck on the score of free pass favors
rrrccT or prestdkxtul abscxck
It Is curious to note in a leading
eastern newspaper, usually sane, which
la also friendly to President Roosevelt,
a protest Intended to be serious
againat bis proposed visit to the
isthmus of Panama. It concedes what
every Intelligent person knows, that
"there Is nothing In the constitution
or lawa to prevent the president from
making a tour of Europe If he chooses
to do so," but insists that "there Is an
unwritten law which is almost as bind
ing aa that of the constitution itself.
and the unwritten law of the land is
that ths president should never leave
the territory of the country, and no
president has ever violated that law
If It be a fact that no prealdent had
ever crossed our national boundary
line It would not have been because
there was any "unwritten law" for
bidding it. but simply because Wash
Ington and his auccessors had no oc
caslon or desire to do so. There haa
not been alnce the constitution waa
adopted, and there Is not now, a sub
stantial reason why the president
should never leave the territory of the
country. In point of fact presidents
have frequently gone to aea, although
technically they would be 4thia-na
tlonal Jurisdiction while on board
national ahip, as President Roosevelt
will be en route to Panaua. and th
canal sons is expressly within oj
But all auch JurlsdJctlona? refine
menta are puerile, for It matters not
one whit whether ths prealdent stays
within our territory and jurisdiction
or not. The constitution makes amp.
provision, within common sense, for
th disability of th president, whether
he happens to be within or beyond the
frontier. With existing cable and fast
steamship communications be la at
Panama far better qualified to act In
extraordinary emergency, ahould any
arise, than Jefferson waa at Monttoello
or Jackaoa at the Hermitage In Tea-
aesee dating their terms of office, and
la any event our government Is r-
ranged to go on regularly even It both
president and vice president were dis
abled for their functions.
It la Indeed eminently fit that the
president should go personally to the
Isthmus to Inform himself aa to the
great enterprise with which he aa chief
executive has so much to do and for
the success of which he Is personally
In such high degree responsible. Be
yond that, his visit distinctly falls
within the educational Influence and
possibilities of the presidential office,
the growing Importance of which Con
gressman Bourke Cockran so aptly
emphasized recently on the floor of the
house. For the presence and personal
Interposition of President Roosevelt at
the scene of the canal work will cer
tainly impress public attention with
its Importance and tend In no small
degree to promote Its success.
The Fontanelle bosses, allied with
the local democratic organ, in further
ance of father-in-law's candidacy, have
the audacity to send out a card to
voters trying to shift the blame for
the rotation ballot from themselves
to "the Rosewaters." It la not sur
prising that in their desperation they
should resort to all sorts of unscrupu
lous lying, but In this case they have
completely overshot the mark. The
friends of Mr. Roeewater did every
thing in their power to prevent this
outrage by resisting the Fontanelle
application in court and insisting that
the "rotation" acheme was never In
tended to be applied to the selection
of convention delegates. This position
is re-enforced by the Fontanelle cham
pion of the primary election law In
the legislature, Representative N. P.
Dodge, Jr., who openly says he never
dreamed of applying the rotation bal
lot to the election of delegates. The
history of the primary election law
throwa full light upon thla matter.
The bill was Introduced by Mr. Dodge
for a state 'wide primary, abolishing
conventions altogether, and he cut his
"rotation" section bodily from the
Wisconsin- primary law, which is also
for a state wide primary. The Dodge
Mil was recast in the closing days of
the legislative session, excluding the
state wide primary feature and ton
fining its operations to Douglas county.
To take care of nominations by state,
congressional and Judicial districts.
provision was Inserted for the election
of convention delegates, but the "ro-
lytatlon" scheme was not made to apply
specifically to anything but the choice
of party nominees.
This bit 6f history may not bSt spe
cially Interesting at this time, but It
conclusively locates the blame for sad
dling the "rotation"' ballot acheme, on
the voters at the coming primaries by
court order procured by the Fonta
Webster's dictionary defines dis
franchisement to be depriving any per
son of an established right more par
ticularly a political right. The word
aa ordinarily applied means to deprive
a legally qualified citizen of his right
Ths "rotation" ballot outrage per-
petrated by the Fontanelles was in
tended to disfranchise a large part of
the voters b making the marking of
the ballot so confusing and burden
some as to prevent a fair and free ex
pression of the voter's choice. ' It Is
Just aa much disfranchising the voter
to prevent him from registering hit
choice of all ths candidates to bs
elected as it 1b to prevent him from
voting at all, the difference being only
one of degree of disfranchisement.
If a man entitled to vote for two
candidates la prevented from voting
for more than one of them he Is half
disfranchised, and if a man entitled to
vote for eighty-three delegates Is pre
.vented from voting for more than
twenty he Is disfranchised to the ex
tent of three-fourths of his right of
The Fontanelles' appeal to the
courta to force the "rotation" ballot
acheme upon the voters of Douglas
county In the coining primary was an
open confession that a large majority
of the rank and file of the republican
party here Is in, favor of sending a
delegation to Lincoln' for Edward
Rosewater for senator, and an undis
guised attempt to defeat the popular
will by disfranchising the voters of
part If not all of their representation
on the delegation. In view of the court
order, however, the only thing that re
mains for republicans to do who want
to keep the aenatorship in Douglas
county Is to go to the polls next Tues
day and assert themselves by voting
for the eighty-three candidates on the
Our miable popocratlc contem
porary exclaims, "Funny things hap
pen In polities." They certainly do
when we see the Fontanelle club,
which that paper denounced two
months ago as a combination of cor
poration hirelings bent upon despotic
political dictatorship, In bard and fast
alliance nw with the same democratic
organ to boost father-in-law for the
republican nomination for aenator and
help sou-la-law back Into congress aa
a democratic candidate.
South Omaha haa gotten aa far as
ordering plans drawn for its new city
hall building. Without wanting to
J disappoint any hopes, we would atlll
Suggest that Mayor Hoc tor la decidedly
optimistic when be aays he feels cer
tain the building will be completed be
fore cold weather.
The primary election officers who
serv next Tuesday will earn more
than the customary fee attached to
election day servto snd th conaty
beard- must see to it that they get at
least double pay for their work. They
will have to count and make returns
on more than 600 names and do It
handicapped by the Intrlcaclea of the
"rotated" ballot. The primary judges
and clerks can and should be paid for
overtime at the usual rate, so aa to
compensate them fairly under the pe
culiar conditions of their aervlce.
The County Board of Assessment
down In Lancaster County Is said toJ
have been busily engaged during Its
sessions cutting down the assessments
made by the county assessor upon Lin
coln business houses.- Under such cir
cumstances, it would not be a very
good proposition ' for Lincoln to be
complaining on Omaha mercantile as
sessments, which have been steadily
raised from year to year.
Intimations from Washington to the
effect that the steel Industry is slated
for explanations in court Indicate that
Mr. Oar field has been busy even while
the brass bands have been playing In
the ears of the packers, the oil men
and the rebate railroads.
The question about which it was so
Inquisitive a little while ago., "Are you
a republican or are you a Fontanelle?"
has not been propounded by the
World-Herald now for some little time
In fact, not since the Fontanelles
I'pltft of the Sqnare Deal.
The laws passed by the present congress
will benefit manufacture ra and othera who
have been giving the people a fair deal.
The Panama Slogan.
"Dig. ye tarrlers, dig!'' will he an espe
cially appropriate slogan for the canal re
gion In view of the fact that all the diggers
are black and tan.
Effect Poflews Caase.
Philadelphia Record l
An excess of money and a dencleney of
character, with a total lack of occupation,
often -bring about Insanity after a' crime
has been committed,, . .
Federal Conrt In "Fine Fettle."
The determination to 'proceed agalnat the
Standard Oil men for conspiracy suggests
that It must be a good, deal eaaier to con
vict of conspiracy in the federal than In
some state courta. '
Xo Chance far Successors.
One of the most serious charges that ht
recently ben brought against President
Roosevelt is that he acts as If he didn't
wish to leave any opportunity for his suc-
cessor to make a record. .
Cash on tha Spot.
Judge Ryan of the Bt. Ijouta circuit court
haa decided that a man who buys gooda
on trust from a trust cannot be compelled
to pay for them. . But" this will not help
much. The trusts will now refuae to trust.
. Shock of Sadden Silence.
Shortly after tha outbreak against the
American meat : packers an English
preacher announced far and wide that it
would, preach a sermon on a cestaln du.y
on the subject of ."Tinned Terrors." Be
fore the day came, the English Inspectors
discovered tha rotten jam in Liverpool and
the'preacher was "too 111 to preach" when
the day came. He would not admit that
he had eaten any of the jam either.
Whs la the Grafter.
Orders have been sent out by the United
States Steel corporation to Its great army
of officers and employes, warning them,
on pain of Instant dismissal, not to ac
cept gifts of any kind from persons or
corporations having dealings wjth the
company. This Is excellent In Its way.
It Is designed to stop grafting on the big
corporation. But there remalna the prob
lem of prevenyng ths big corporations
from grafting on ths public.
Beetness Fonndntlon I'nahnken.
Wall Street Journal.
Will the price of "a Square deal" In
business be a decline In national pros
parity? That is a question which many
Wall street observers are trying to figure
out at thla time. . One thing la notable,
and It should be taken Into account In any
consideration of this problem, and that Is
that while there have been disclosures of
gravt wrongs In corporation management,
there has not been any evidence submitted,
nor Is any doubt entertained, of the sub
stantial solvency of. American business.
WORLD'S POSTAL CONGRESS.
Increased Facilities for International
Kansas City Star.
Within the next twelve months a great!
changs will take plac In ths world's postal
system one that promises to promote In
ternational Intercourse and commercial
comity to a sreater 'degree than haa been
effected by any diplomatic Incident In a
decade. The present system of postal rx
ohanges was considered a wonderful ad
vance In its day, as Indeed It was; yet .this
has become cumbersome and archaic, and
tha mora progressive nations of the earth
have decided upon a general and radical
Improvement, The principal effect of the
change to thoae who have foreign corre
spondence will be found In a reduction in
postsge and a tendency toward a uniform
Under the present seal - of the postsl
1M1AM Ik. ..I, K..f m-mn Ih. I'm i.il Slat,,
and European countries on letters Is I cents!
for each half ounce and ( cents for each
additional half ounce. The new rate will
be t cents for tha flrst ounce snd S cents
for each additional ounce. Thus there will
be the very materia! saving of II rents on
a two-ounce letter. But there may be an
Improvement even upon thla fairly liberal
bans. - Greet Brltsiiu which is far behind
us in many things, ran boast of a superior
postal Service. " Even when the people 01
the United States were paying l-cent letter
postage Great Britain had a ?-cent rate
that extended to Its farthermost posses
sions. This meant practically a round-the-world
rata of i centa. A half-ounce Wttr
sent from London to Auatralia crosses Eng-
land and Scotland, the Atlantic ocean.
United States, the Pacific ocean and Is oe
llvered In an .inland Australian colony for
one Ens'l'h penny, or I centa In our money.
Yet a letter from New Tork to Liverpool
costs ( cents per half ounce. A lett-r half
around the globe between London and a
distant- colony costi but 2 cents, yet ths
same letter mailed from Dover to Calais,
twenty miles, costs I cents.
If Kn gland has found It possible to main
tain auch a aervlce at auch low cost there
Is no reason why other countries may not
take advantage of the same, arrangement.
Is the argument of tha postal union, and
England magnanimously proposes to show
how tt Is done. If the experiments reeult
satisfactorily the entire system ef Interna
tional postal eomraunlcatloa will he revolu
tionised sad another world-uniting bead
wlU be J.tltutsd.
KEEP kECORD STRAIGHT
Edgar Howard Corrects a Few of the Lies in 'circulation About
Fremont Herald iFMsar Howard. Editor).
In their efforts to defeat tha candidacy
of Edward Roeewater for senator In Doug
las county the Fontanelle machine Is .e
producing some of the testimony af a
fellow who left tha atate for Its good soon
after hla testimony waa given. The testi
mony In question waa brought out In ono
of tha many political cases brought In
tha Douglas county courts aa-alnst Edward-
Roeewater. Perhaps a democratic,
newspaper should not Interfere In ths re
publican family fight In Omaha, but we
notice ane feature In that testimony which
merits a bit of attention at bur hands.
The particular witness whose testimony
Is now being published by the Fontanelles
swora that Edward Roeewater was in
league with ths democrats during tha cam
paign of 1900, and that ha waa using all
his power to Injurs the republican ticket
from top to bottom. Particularly he was
charged with treachery to Congreesmsn
Mercer and with the making of deals In
behalf of Edgar Howard, who at that time
was the democratic nominee for congress.
Tha editor of tha Herald Is not In po
sition to say whether the balance of the
OTHER LAUDS THAW OtRS.
Ireland Is considerably elated and vexed,
according to locality, over the 'appointment
of Dr. Douglas Hyde, leader of the Gaelic
movement, as a member of the commission
which has been appointed to Inquire Into
the workings of Trinity college, Dublin,
and to ascertain how It can be made avail
able for the Irish people at large and of
general utility to the nation. Trinity col
lege haa a distinguished record aa sn edu
cational Institution, Its roster of graduates
containing many of the brilliant names of
Irish history, yet It hss never been re
garded as a national Institution. From Its
founding to the present day the faculty
of the college has been a bitterly consistent
foe of the aspirations of the Irish people,
representing only the Dublin Castle estab
lishment. Dr. Hyde, though a graduate
of Trinity, did not hesitate to denounce
Its Intolerance while lecturing In tha Vnlted
States laat winter. His appointment on the
commission of Inquiry emphasises the de
termination of the liberal government to
shake up and fumigate the anti-Irish mi
nority. All the antl-Irlsh Organs of the
press, both In Ireland and In Epglsnd, are
positively Incoherent with rage over this
really Sensational appointment. While Irish
Inlanders are hugging themselves with
delight over the forthcoming discomfiture
of their bitter enemies.
In his letter to the Congo reform com
mittee King Leopold of Belgium defined
his personal relations to. tho Congo State
as follows: "All the responsibilities snd
the organisation of a government unfet
tered by other authority have been left
to my care. The Congo Is essentially a
personal undertaking. There IS no more
legitimate or honorable right than that
of reaping the fruit of one's own labor.
The powers accorded their good will to
the birth of the new state, but not one
waa called upon to participate In my ef
forts; hence It follows that none has the
right of intervention, which nothing could
Justify. The powers were duly notified of
the choice made by the state as to ti e
regime of neutrality and other limitations.
No objections were raised at tha time.
The law of nations regulates the relations
between sovereign powers; there Is no spe
clal international law for the Congo
State. The Berlin act made certain stipu
lations with respect to the conventional
haafn of the Congo. These regulations ap
ply equally ttr other states with holdings
there, but they In no sense affect the rights
of possession. Ths. questions of territorial
sovereignty that Is, precisely -those which
underlie the constitution of states were ex
pressly and by common- -accord omitted
from the program of the Berlin conference.
My rights In the Congo are Indivisible;
they are the product of personal labor and
expense.' You must miss no opportunity
of proclaiming these rights; they alone can
render possible and legitimate my bequest
of the Congo to Belgium, which haa no
title but what reverts to It through my
person. If I allow them to he contested,
Belgium would be deprived of any power
to make good such title."
German engineers seem less sanguine
than their British associates concerning
the immediate future of th. turnin. In
an addresa delivered recently before ihe
Soeltty of German Engineers by Prof.
Reldler. a respected authority, the latter
said that so far as tha power Installations,
and especially elect rotechnles. were con
cerned, the turbine had. ,w;on. co.mplete
victory. The lateat expensive piston ma
chines were the flrst and .last epeolmrns
of their kind. The turbines . had driven
them from the field. AS regards land loco
motives alao. turbines had shown Superior
ity in the matter of steam snd coal con
sumption over the most expensive piston
engines, though their working was still at
tended by certain considerable dlfllculllca
On the other hand, the prospect for tur-
bines as marine englnea waa not good, Ow
lng to their excessive consumption of coal
and steam as compsred with the old sys
tem. He pointed out that tne German
navy and the commercial marine had been
very cautious In the matter. One thirty
knot torcedo boat and one" cruiser fur
nished with Parsons engines had recently
been ordered, but the navy had conducted
experiments with the s.floO horse-power
turbine vessel Kalaer of the Hamburg
American line. He thought that the pres
ent turbine system was not fit for adoption
In the navy, for reasons of a very techni
cal character. Further experiment waa
very necessary, but owing to the pste.it
laws of Germany, and the fact that large
COm merClS I irn. g 1 1 1 1 ! II i U
care to make investigation at their own
Immediate progress seemed urt
Unsbashed by the fiasco of last May Day,
the socialists of France, aided by tha labor
unions, are preparing Mr a. monster dem
onstration on the same, day four years
hence. Intimation to this effect wea glvwt
by Jules Guesde when addressing a socialist
banquet at St. Mande recently. The re
port of hie speech, however, did not ap
pear In full In a printed version, published
In Humanite. The suppressed passage of
his speech, which" was evidently deemed
premature, read as follows:
"The French proleterlat may look for
ward ralmlv to a solution by revolution la
thej1!nn Ym i.ooo.OOO votea In Franoe will then
be behind the . program of capitalist ex
propriation, and th continuance of a
middle class government. Of whatever kind
It may be, will, not be permitted. Matters
Will have arrived at such S'pasa that the
government itself, driven Into a corner,
will provoke an Immediate struggle. To
defend itself It will call on Its army snd
, give the order to fire. But the army wilt
not shoot in the direction it is told."
Hitherto tho famoua French military
school of St. Cyr. near Versailles, has
turned out between W and to offioers
a year ever since It was founded, lq the
Franco-German war It turned out two
hatches. Until recent years tha con: pe
tition for entry was Increasingly aevere.
This year, however, the number of can-
jdidatee has fallen eft to the extent of
testimony waa true or false, but wa are
in' position to denounce aa unqualifiedly
false any statement tending to show that
Edward Roeewater opposed Congressman
Mercer in the 1W0 campaign, or that he
gave any manner of aid to Edgar Howard,
tha democratic nominee. Fact Is. Edward
Roeewater was the stumbling block be
tween Howard and a congressional seat.
Roeewater knocked Howard's pins down
aa fast aa they were set up. . He waa par
ticularly active In keeping some of tha
union labor vote awy from Howard, going
so far aa to arrange a deal for one of
the moat popular labor leaders In Bouth
Omaha to run as a mid-road populist can
didate for congress, ths deal contemplating
Injury to Howard's chances. That deal
was not consummated, but It did not fall
through any fault on ths part of Edward
Wa make this statement, not for tha
purpoee of taking any hand In the pretty
row In the republican family circles 6f
Omaha, but simply to keep ths record
bout one-eighth. Some persons ascribe
this result to socialism, anarchy, or antl
militarism, but the more probable cause Is
thought to bo tha enforcement of tha new
military law substituting two yeara' ser
vice for three. Under the old law, those
who were clever and rich enough could en
ter the school at St. Cyr, go through tha
two years' training as a cadet, serve a few
yeara aa an officer, and retire. The mili
tary service aa private was thus avoided,
and the rich nobility got military titles
Into the bargain. Now each cadet will
have to serve one year as private before
entering the school. It Is not thought that
the military quality of officers will suffer
on this account. If, Indeed, the rich and
aristocratic claases should abandon arms
as a profession, the 'only result would be
the formation of a body of officers more
closely In sympathy with a republican form
Iri the Batlgnollea of Paris there died re
cently a landlord who by will exempted all
his tenants from a quarter's rent and be
queathed IK.ono for distribution among oc
cupants of tha" same who happened to be
pressed for money at the time of his de
Another French landlord, not to be out
done, had his will altered to similar con
ditions, and then had the misfortune or
the rortune to die the day after. He had
lived at Auteull. and to his caretakers and
janitors he bequeathed flOO.OOO on tha con
dition that they remain honest and charit.
able people. . Tha testator, having no
family, appointed his personal concierge
and hla wife as universal legatees, on tha
condition that' they should celebrate their
entry Into possession of the fortune by a
banquet to all tha tenants. The legatees
carried out this clause not wisely, ut too
well, and they and their guests were locked
up tor several hours In Jail until released
by a considerate police official, who heard
their story and sympathised with them.
SIGNIFICANCE OP EXPOSl'RES.
Pabllclty Restraint for'' Evil,
Booster for Good.
There waa an uncommon lot of sense
In the sermon which President Harris of
Amherst college preached to his gradu
ating class. The following paragraph from
It deservea especial attention:
"Thla generation of our countrymen is
advsnclng ethically; Its moral standards
are rising standards. It may seem other
wise. It may seem as though there never
was so much unfaithfulness, never a time
when so many men in public, positions have
enriched themselves unfairly. But think
of the protest. It Is a protest of demsnd,
compelling legislatures to make lawa that
shall be enforced, to clean out tha vile-
"nesa snd rottenness of dishonesty. Our
representatives and sens tors have to reckon
with public sentiment, have to heed what
the publie want. . Tha people want and
will have righteousness."
It haa got so now that the police can
hardly arrest a common criminal without
a wall from soma Intellectual idiot that
this exposure of crime Is creating an Im
pression thst there are no honest men.
Let 4 publlo man be convicted of bribery
and wa are warned that somebody Is rep
resenting all publie men to be scoundrels,
whereas a large majority of them are rs
tpectable. Let a railroad official admit
taking "graft" he could not ba expected
to admit taking bribes and ws sra asked
If we really suppose that there Is no com
mercial Integrity In tha country,
President Harris has common sense snd
a sound judgment, and hs can see things
In their proper relation to each other. Hs
observes thst our moral standards are ris
ing. We hold men In polities and In busi
ness to a stricter accountability than our
fathers did. Practices so common once
that they were not remarked on now ex
cite heated condemnation. Of course, most
of our public ' men are not crooks snd
most of our commercial men are not
ruffians. Very rew of 'either class are
open to condemnation or have ever been
attacked. But polities and commerce
would grow corrupt fast enough if all ex
posures were suppressed on tha ground
thst .they would create unfavorable Im
Browning, Ming & Co
OIlCWATOtS AND SOLE MAkEIS Of lALMlZEi IN CL0TMIN0,
"The Tailor's Tap," aald
8SrM IOW V YORK
Speaker Cannon has been a congressman
thirty-two years. By profession he IS a
lawyer and a teetotaler.
Ths state campaign In Missouri tM
jesr Is to be fought out on tfie platform,
"William Jennings Brysn, whoop-pee."
A county official up In New Tork state
has been found lis, 000 short in Ms ac
counts. Ha was popularly known as "Hon
Republican and democratic party. man
agers In five counties In Indiana have en
tered Into an agreement not to buy votes
this year. A great falling off In tha vo'e
polled Is anticipated.
Tha resuscitation of Bryanlsm Is con
sidered sufficient provocation for Jama
K. Jones of Arkansaa to emerge from the
political cemetery and air his ccremen.S
with ancient prophecies. '.'
1 he sacred codfish of Massachusetts l "
floundering In shallow water. Forty mem- f
bers of ths legislature '.re charged w'll.
grafting and one unusually active vote
selling member has been expelled.
Tha Illness of the lata Oovernor Pattl-
son of Ohio waa said to have been caused
by tha Importunities of office seekers, and
now Oovernor Harris Is down with acute
Indigestion from the same causa. Oovernor
Harris Is 71.
Last Saturday morning tha new gov
ernor of Ohio got to tha atate house and
stsrted to work even before tbs Janttora
arrived, and to tha clerka who came sev
eral hours later he said: "I muat So te
the farm Monday and thla mall must be
handled. Tou see I can't let the farm grow
up in weeda juat to ault the politicians."
"Months of observation" have convinced
Woodbiidga E. Ferris, the democratic
candidate for governor, in Michigan that
there Is no popular demand for his serv
ices, and although nominated at ths pri
maries he haa declined to run. One glance
at the election returns waa probably
enough for Prof. Ferris. When ha was
a candidate for governor In 1104 hla op
ponent's plurality was lO.tlt.
Joseph Story of Massachusetts, asso
ciate justice of the supreme court of tha
United States, said In writing of Jackson's
first , inauguration In 1I2: "Tha reign of
King Mob seemed triumphant." James
Parton, writing of the acene In tha White
House at tha time, relatea how the crowd
upset the palls of orange punch, broke tha
glasses and stood with muddy boots on
tha damask satin covered chairs In their
eagerness to sea Jackson. And In l4t
tha nation still survives!
Mrs. Ferguson George, wake up! I hor
somebody moving around in the base
ment! Mr. Ferguson (listening a moment! It's
the gas meter. Laura. Go to sleep again.
"No, doctor," the patient began.. "I Ucn't
feel well at all, although i eat and sleep
very well and"
"Oh!" Interrupted Dr. Quack, confidently,
"I'll stop all that in short order." Phila
"He was born with a silver spoon In his
"Tea; but he met a chap who waa raised
with four aces In band." Puck.
Five Ohio Icemen had Just been
fenced to Jail.
"Tour honor," said their lawyer, "this Is
severe. Tou know-the hot eeseoo leSf
1 at present piWs ths jaJr autflorl-
mot afford to buy toe." Philadelphia 1
Mrs. Innlt That chorus girl's costume Is
Mr. Innlt Oh, I don't know. It's merely
a combination of the atyle of evening gown
you wear In the winter with the style of
naming suit you wear in tne summer.
Prodmore (rising young statesman) On
or two onisadea I have suggested along the
lines of food reform have made decided
hits. Give me sn idea for another one,
Confidential Adviser Well, you might
have tha spinach Investigated. There Is al
ways too much grit In it. Chicago Tribune.
So she got .no damages In that breach
or promise case? ,
" -. V" w. . u " .,w -a . .. - a, . . - .
the turr that he waan't worth mora thanf . F
30 cents." Philadelphia Press. , .
The great scientist snd engineer gav a :
cry of Joy. He had Just solved the problem
of how trains could be made to run at the
rate of too miles an hour.
"The soeed will bo wonderful," he cried.
"Only ot. thing In ths world can beat It."
"Ana matT" tney aaxeo.
"A bit of racy scandal." Milwaukee Sen
IP . KNOCKING PAID, j
If knocking paid, how easily
Wa might win freedom from our care!
The problems that are hard for ma
Would aoon bo trivial affairs;
I'd live In luxury and own
An auto of tha highest grade;
With ait my troubles overthrown. "
I'd shout for Joy, If knocking paid.
Of all tha things thst people de
I trow the easiest by tar
Is finding that the world s askew,
And knocking at tha things thst are.
The lasy man who turns his gase
A thousand times upon the clock.
And dawdles meanly through tbs dyw,
Ia never toe Inert to knock.
The one who la bora all day long
With brawny arma and all his might
Finds that so very much la wrong,
And, oh! so little that la right'
If knocking paid, his wife could wear
Fine gem upon her soft, white hands,
And there would be a palace where
His poor, unpainted cottage stands.
Alas! that what Is must be so,
That ail things ar not otherwls
TJits world is but a vale or woe.
Mli ere man must languish till he dlec
The eev thing-) are not the kind
That svuse.'ne cares w bear to fade.
I do not oibt that wo should find
it hard tw knock If knocking paid. '
Mall Sizes in
Our original system of Regular and Half
Sites In clothing does away with th laat Ques
tion as to a correct fit.
And mad from first to last, in our own workrooms:-
That doea away with th "Sweat Shops." -
116 to Ml:
That doea away with the euatom tailor's prices,
Hata and Furnishings in keeping with the
clothes aa to quality and price.
Beau Bruromel, "haa now lost Its
Faswry, Caspar w