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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JULY
The Omaiia Daily Dee.
E. ROSEWATER EDITOR.
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C. C. Roae water, general manager Of
The Bee publishing company, pel ng duly
worn, say that the actual number or full
and complete copies of Th Dally, Morning,
Evening and Sunday Be printed during
the month of June, lioa. wa aa mm""-
it t i.o
Less unsold copies 10,488
Net total salea
C. C ROSE WATER.
Subscribed In my presence and iworn to
before me tbls 10th day of June, 10.
(Seal) M. B. HVNQATK,
wnisx out or tow.
ohscrlbers leaving; the pity tem
porarily shoald bar The Be
aalled to them. Addreaa will bo
haa;ed a often aa reqoested.
Nebraska see Sis to be raising all
sorts of crops this year, including a
crop of young tornadoes.
British social precedence will have
Its severest test on "bargain counter
day" in the new American department
store in London.
Speaker Cannon will put his opinion
. of the senate back into cold storage
until occasion presents to display it in
public once more.
The president is said to have started
on his vacation, but the more cor
rect statement would be that he has
changed his workroom.
Wisconsin's desire to keep its lum
ber barons ' from trial in Oregon is
undoubtedly due more to its state
pride than its sense of Justice.
It mar be that the future will pro
due war between America and Japan,
but it will take more than the dictum
of self-constituted experts to bring it
The gentleman from Boston who
finds the, condition of Irish laborers
worse in America than in Ireland could
no doubt secure unanimous consent to
Having settled the question of or
sanitation beyond further dispute, the
Park board may now concentrate its
attention on business connected with
the patks and boulevards.
The advance agent of Omaha's next
horse show is already here for prelim
inary prospecting. It looks as If the
horse show were now an established
of Omaha's social display.
. King Leopold lays personal claim to
the Congo Free State, but he will
learn that society Is beginning to rec
ognize no personal rights where they
violate the most common dictates of
Congress will not re-convene until
December unless something should
turn up to require an extra session,
and there is nothing in Sight now that
would indicate the necessity of an
Inasmuch as the anti-pass section of
the rate bill does not go into force un-.
til January of next year, there is no
danger of any of the senators or mem
bers of congress being compelled to
walk home from Washington this time.
Senator Bailey evidently believes
that there would be a wider field for
Texas statesmen were the senator from
South Carolina to retire, but South
Carolina can hardly afford to lose the
advertising given it by Its pitchfork
Attorney General Brown has been
accorded the support of an undivided
delegation from his home county' to
the republican state convention. It
Douglas county wants to retain posses
sion of the senatorshlp It should give
Its preferred candidate the backing of
a solid delegation from hi home
Judge Llndsey of Juvenile court
fame denies the report that Rockefel
ler has offered to give 1 1.000,000 tor
ameliorating the condition of op
pressed childhood and until the money
Is In sight he will not have to decide
whether it Is proper to accept help
from that source for this cause. Mr
Rockefeller 'must be hesitating to
make the offer for fear It might be ac
RECORD or THE SESSION. I
The public will be Impressed by
President Roosevelt's deliberate state
ment that "in the session hat has
Just closed congress has dene more
substantial work for good than any
congress at any section since I became
familiar with public affairs." This
verdict is not more nc-ltlve than that
of Speaker Cannon, spoken independ-
entlr at almost the same time, who
"In mv inclement the work done
and the legislation enacted In the ses-
sion closed exceeds in importance for
the best interests of the people the
work of any session during my thirty
years of public life."
The attention of the public was so
absorbed in the great rate control meas
ure, the consideration of which occu
pied so large a part of the session and I
which had been the paramonnt sub-
Ject of universal agitation for more
than a year, that the Importance of
many other measures of constructive
and progressive legislation also en- tectlon of the public from evils un
acted at this session has been for the def their exclusive jurisdiction. The
moment lost sight of by the ordinary national law Is designed to protect the
observer. Though the rate bill is, of people of a state agaliist adulterated,
coarse, not to be taken as the final act Injurious, misbranded and fraudulent
of national authority over transports- foods and medicines manufactured in
tlon, it is of such a character, on ac-
count both of the broadened scope oi
its provisions and of the circumstances
leading nn to and aurroundine: Its en-
..,on h.t u .u.. vi
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session nisionc. lne passage OI me
bill in the form In which it came from
the house, with the well understood
annmval of th nrftKldnt and hla art-
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vlsers, would have been hailed as. a
notable triumph, and at the time rep-
resented the utmost demand which
public Judgment regarded as practical,
but it is generally conceded among
the friends of Its central purpose that
the measure in the form in which it
Vi a . flnallv wna wn tta .tfltnt. KnnV I
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uiiuu huuiuuuhi provisions oi great.
value and far-reaching effect for good,
All these facts are comprehended in
the president's endorsement, but he
likewise emphasizes many other im
portant products of the session's work,
like the law relating to meat inspec-
tlon. pure food, denaturlzed alcohol
and the Panama canal. The magnl-
tude of the results achieved will be
better appreciated by the general pub-
lie when they become better known
and when there Is opportunity to com-I
pare them with the work of other con
gresses. The record will be exposed
under the full blaze of publicity dur-
ing the political campaign now about
to open in which It must constitute in
large part the subject matter of party
controversy. That It is a record which
President Roosevelt himself can com-
mend so heartily and which his sincere
friends and supporters can defend as
illustrative of the spirit and policies in
which they are resolved to persevere
under his leadership is a significant
fact on which, at this juncture, the re
publican party Is to be congratulated.
BOW CANNON FORCED BCSINESS.
It is clear that Speaker Cannon's In
vincible refusal to" permit an agree'
nient to adjourn oh a certain date in
the form of the usual Joint resolution,
In advance of the completion of bus!
ness before congress, prevented the
failure of several Important measures,
and thus contributed In an important
degree to the great record of the ses
A favorite method of obstructionists
or of representatives of special inter
eats for defeating bills, which, if per
mitted to be brought to direct issue,
would certainly be passed, has long
been to delay theni till the last days
of a session after an adjournment date
has been fixed. The rules of the sen
ate lend themselves effectively to such
tactics, because a few senators can
then, in the pressure of appropriation
bills, easily exhaust the limited time,
and frequently a mere objection Is
fatal without a single senator having
to show his hand. Time and again im
portant measures have Jhus ben
smoothly manipulated to their gTaves.
The repeated efforts made the last
few weeks, which were thwarted by
the speaker of the house, to get an ad
journment date fixed are believed to
have had for their object the defeat
or emasculation of such legislation as
the pure food bill, and might indeed
have gravely imperiled even the rate
bill or some of Its Important features,
for up till near the last of the session
that measure was held in such condi
tlon that It would have been at the
mercy of a small group of hostile sen
ators if they had been given a chance
to use their power.
These facts add point to the declara
tlon which Speaker Cannon is quite
reliably reported to have made pri
vately, that hereafter-,- so long as he is
in the halr of the house, no Iron-clad
adjournment rule shall be adopted till
after both branches of congress have
substantially disposed of the public
D1SREOARD CONGRESSIONAL BALLOT
At the coming primary voters are
advised to disregard altogether the
ballot containing the names of dele
gates for the congressional couven
tlons. This advice applies to the con
gressional ballots of all political par
There is bo contest whatever over
the representation of Douglas county
either in the republican or in the dem
ocratic congressional conventions. It
will make no difference whatever In
the result which of those filed for the
republican congressional convention
are counted among the winning 118,
as au nave declared lor Congressman
Kennedy's renoml nation, and If each
votes for himself the purposes of the
primary will be accomplished so far
ss the election of a delegation to the
congressional convention Is concerned,
Is the democratic camp the fact that
the number of filings Is less than the
number of delegates apportioned to
All voters, therefore, when handed
their official ballots at the primary
Tuesday should waste no time on the
congressional delegate tjallot, but
should fold it st once without bother-
Ing to mark It So far as republicans
re concerned, the only question At
Issue at the coming primary is whether
or not the delegation from lxmgias
county should o down to Lincoln soi
Idly for Edward Rosewater for, sua
tor. To make sure that Douglas
county may keep the senatorshlp it Is
necessary for each voter to put his
cross mark opposite the 83 (and no
more) names of the Rosewater dele
statu pcre food La its.
The new national pure food law,
even more than the meat inspection
law, throws upon the several states
the necessity of legislation for the pro-
another state, by prohibiting, under
heavy penalties and stringent' restric-
tlons, Interstate commerce and trans-
Dortatlon thereof. But ft Is beyond
th nnr f nnnrrau in Intorfora In
vo uiauuiaciure, iransyonauou nuu
sale of such commodities within a
. It is obvious, therefore, that. In the
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absence of state legislation, adulter
ated stuff denied a market in other
states will be crowded more persist
ently upon buyers in the state of its
origin. The laws of most of the states
on this subject are notoriously loose
and insufficient and the enforcement
of such atflta lavf n a ovist la InaflRnlctnt
T-V. .v .1 1 - . i .1 . I
mo uuuum pure iirou law uues uuu
hecome effective till January l next,
giving manufacturers and merchants
flve months in which to prepare to
conform to its provisions so far as the
market outside of their own state is
concerned. But it is imperative, if the
public Is to be fully protected, that
similar, safeguards be erected in every
state in which the laws are not already
adequate, and that measures be taken
for better enforcement of existing state
and municipal pure food regulations
Our amiable democratic content
porary seems to be distressing itself
as to where Edward Rosewater stands
on Certain questions. It was not so
distressed two months ngo when it
quoted Edgar Howard as saying that
Mr. Rosewater is "a true anti-monopo
list" and "the preferred candidate of
the rank and file" of the republicans,
but likely to fail "because the railroad
bosses do not want him," adding edt
torlally for itself, "we believe this is
an approximately correct statement of
the case. Because the neonle'them-
selves are not to be permitted to speak
their will is not to prevail. Conven
tion and legislative manipulation and
Jugglery will foist' upon the party a
candidate the rank and file do not
Unlike some other people Mr.
Rosewater is on record on all tne
pressing problems of the day and he
does not have to keep repeating that
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he has not changed his position over
County Attorney Slabaugh declares
that the election law relating to as
sistance for voters unable to mark
their ballots should be construed lib
erally in an election where the ballot
is over seven feet long and contains
226 names making the task of mark-
ing it correctly unduly difficult and
burdensome. The county attorney Is
eminently correct In this opinion. The
constitution of Nebraska declares in so
many words that "there shall be no
hindrance or impediment to the right
Of a qualified voter to exercise the
elective franchise." and It becojnes the
duty of the election officers at the com-
in nrimarv to facilitate the voting
ana neip me voter in every proper way
tnat win ename jjjm to cast a Dai lot
marked for the candidates of his
It is Officially announced that the
Water board Will go up to the United
States supreme court from the decision
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oi iut uimra oiaic. u.wu i ui l-
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mum rate schedule in the contract be-
tween the city Of Omaha and the Omaha
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Douglas countj makes
grauuso. as ouu aa tuo ueciaiuu was on thttt dy shut down on his get
handed down. The Water board law- ting any more goods from the members
yers are not going to let a good thing
get away from them as long as there
7 in i . i .w.
is auy m..n. reu
The county board has been spending
null. HttlA' mnnv rcilnHnir tbo
paved county roads to a condition of
good repair, but there are several bad
places in the roadways connecting
them with the city streets that are un
der the Jurisdiction of the city au
thorities. These roadways should be
fixed up at the earliest possible time
so that the arteries of traffic between
the city and country may serve their
purposes most completely.
The funny part of the Fontanelle
attempt to put the blame for the "ro
tation" ballot outrage on "the Rose
waters" Is that the Fontanelle bosses
themselves went into court and pre
vailed upon the Judges to force rota
tion down by writ of mandamus. Who
ever heard of the Fontanelle bosses
going into court to force on the people
that "the Rosewater"
Colonel Bryan will still be on the
other side of the ocean when the Ne
braska democrats meet In state con
ventlon. A cablegram, however, will
be prepared In adyance, gratefully ac-
knowledglng the promise of the party
in bis home state to (resent his name
to the next national convention aa the
democratic standard-bearer of 1 0 8.
Iowa democrats profess to be taking
a great deal of satisfaction out of the
factional differences within the repun-
Ucan party in the Hawkeye state. As
they have been doing their best to
bring about trouble inside the repub-
llcan camp, their unselfish motives are
do ven aisguisea
The first real step toward the sup
pression of massacres in Russia will
be the establishment of an absolutely
free press and the abolition of the
Jat Plata Grnb.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It I pointed out that th president ha
no favorite breakfast food, lie avoid In
vidious distinction by having no break
fast food at all.
- Illnmlnated with Age.
Nw York Pot.
The poseessor of Dante ashes. It I re
ported, will sell them for 60,Ono. Th
western expression, "he" got the dust."
take on a new significance.
Polata to Splendid Record.
With a splendid record of thirty-fiv
year aa a news gatherer and moulder of
public, opinion, Th Omaha Bo start en
it thirty-sixth year of usefulness.
laaproTea irrigation raetnoaa.
The lnhahlH.nl. of In,1ln Territory, when
they become residents of the new state
of Oklahoma, will have to take lesson
,n drinking boox out of a glass Instead
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of a bootleg.
In the Prime of t'sefntness.
Bchuyler Free Lance.
The Oman Bee Is thirty-five years old
and is Just entering Into It prim of life
and Etc of areAteat usefulness. Lon mar
The Bee continue to gather In Us honey
and occasionally use its stinger.
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Mr. Bryan appear to hav accumulated
Quite a comfortable fortune since his de-
feat for the presidency In 1W. He was then
assessed for taxation at about $5,000. - He
Is now assessed at Lincoln, Nob., for $73,-
000. not Including $78,000 of United Btates
bond which ha Is said to hold.
Getting; OS Easy;.
i Springfield Republican.
Tli French government has come to
term with Elliott F. Shepard, and It will
be a term of six weeks in jail Instead of
three month. This 1 the utmost stretch
of rrench courtesy to It rich American
prisoner, whose Influential family connec
tions pulled the wire of diplomacy In th
effort to have the culprit pay merely a
fin for killing a child with hi automobile
on a French highway.
A Volcano's Devastation.
Mount Pelee Is aa dead as Nineveh. Wa
thought of the appalling silence reigning
now In what were once th streets, as
gay and thronged four year ago a Fort
de France I now. ' In some of them, we
are told, the aahe are plied above the
tops of the ruined walls. Beside the strand
for a long; distance northward there are the
ahells of houses, roofless, empty and si-
Ient- .Volcanic mud hsa poured down the
bed of a mountain river and taken lta
place, so that where water once bubbled
over stones there Is now a smooth ex
panse of sutibeaten rock, empty and silent,
too.' And we.4tnuw that four years ago
the lovely scene, ,'we aw at Fort de France
Vl.il It. (iniin(AInilt h.r aim Uara with
g01Mip tni laughter and ong, and tur-
band. heads bright as Hibiscus flower
n1 gay-colored skirts kilted high, the
w0n wa8hed. the,r , Ilnn ,n the riw
and spread It to dry In the sun, with no
forebodlnr of th, norror coming to BWMp
them away so that their place should know
them no more forever.
TATB ATTACKS O TRl'STS.
Mlasoarl and Ohio Fnrnlah Example
of Effective Activity.
The anti-trust activity Is so great that
tt la difficult to keep track of all the efforts
made under national and state law to
hoppl them, but the most recent caaea
in Missouri ana unio are bo urnuo as iu
be of mor than usual Importance. The
Missouri anti-trust law contains quite the
most remarkable clause In the history of
trust halting. It reads
"Any purchaser of any article or com-
miAltv frnm anv tnitlvMlinl. CAmnsnV Ar
Corporation transacting business contrary
to any provision of the preceding sections
of this article shall not be liable for th
Prlc r Payment or such article or com
modity. and may plead thla article a a
afnM t0 any iJlt for iUch prlce or p,y
Of course, the adoption or enforcement
of that policy tnsougnt tne country wouia
detroy. commercial creait ana introauce
nmathlnv rlnselv annroachlna buatness an.
p.rhape for that reason it has
not been Invoked In Missouri until the
present light of the Plumbers' Supply
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I irUPt to I rt?r x out mn umiu u-i in
D. . .. . . , th. xk
. . a.-oeiation. The Cahlll Sw ft com-
pany. member of this combination, had
heen dealing with a plumber named Walsh,
I and Walsh had paid his bills, nut Walsh
did not belong to the Plumbers' assocla
of the supply comblnstlon unless he would
l,n tn8 ociation. when that ultimatum
waa pronounced Walsh owed the Cahlll-
Hwic .nmnn trt He refused to Da
and when the company sued he proved In
court that It was a member of an or-
I ranlzatlon In restraint or irane ana
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claimed that debts to such a creditor need
not be paid under the state law. Judge
Ryn sustained that vlw and threw the
suit out of court. That Is, In Mrssomi.
If your creditor belongs to a trust, you
can refuse to pay your debt. Just as you
can refuse to ray a gambling debt. The
trusts, like the gamblers, are denied the
benefit of commercial credit and can only
aafely sell those goods for which the cus
tomer offers spot cash.
The Ohio caae Is not so far reaching
In lta effect, although by It five prominent
business men of Toledo were aenteneed
to Jail- They were memhere of the local
Ice tniat. One of them was convicted of
combining to raise prlcea and the othera
pleaded guilty. The Judge Inflicted the
xtrem penalty of the state lsw. $5.0nrt
fin for each and one year In the work
houae. Th judge, however. Intimated that
If th prleonere should restore tha money
they had fleeced from the consumers by
their artificial prlcea and ahould restore
lea to the price at which It waa aold be
for the combination waa made he might
remit th Imprisonment part of th sen
tence. If those Toledo buslnee men do
not waar atrlpea for th next year. It will
be upon thoa term. Aa a $36,000 fin muat
use up most of th normal profit of the
loe buslneaa In a city of that alsa for a
season, and ss th Illicit or truat profit
muat b returned to customers under th
judge' offer, th case 1 likely to a a
wsmlng tht th Valentin law In Ohio
ia not to be trifled with.
r.HRAKA srMitTORtai, rtxrtir.x
Tally One tor Rosevrater.
Bancroft Bind (rep ).
At th republican county convention held
St Hartlnglon on Wednesday Edward Rose
water cf Omaha wa endorsed for United
Btates senator. Tally one for Mr. Rose
water. More Will Sorely Follow.
Brat rice dun (Ind ).
Th republican of Cedar county have
held their convention and have declared
for E. Rosewater for th senate and In
structed their delegate to the state con
vention accordingly. Thla la the beginning
cf the real Rosewater boom. Mor will
follow, no doubt.
Proceeding on th Right Theory.
Fremont Tribune (rep.).
Cedar county republicans have endorsed
Mr. Rosewater for United States senator,
evidently on th theory that he Is going
to win in the primaries of Douglas county
on July t and put Governor Crouns out
of the running.
Will Follow th Load.
Tekamah Journal (rep.).
Cedar county. In northeastern Nebraska,
held lta convention yesterday and Instructed
it delegate to work for th nomination
of Bdward Rosewater for United Btates
senator. Various other counties In north
western Nebraska can be counted upon to
follow th lead of Cedar ceunty.
Poser for loi-li-Iaw,
Norfolk Press (rep.).
Th Press would like th Omaha World
Herald to state whether It will support the
republican legislative ticket If Crounso
should carry the Douglas county primaries
against Rosewater and through that be
nominated for United States senator.
'Want Ho More Deadlocks.
Kearney Hub (rep.).
After the precedent set two years ago,
when the republican state convention en
dorsed" Elmer J. Burkett a a candidal
for United State senator, and In view of
the authority given for the sam proceed
Ing at the coming convention, It would be
Insane or suicidal, or both, for the conven
tlon In August to fall to endorse a candl
date for senator. Nebraska people do not
want to see again a repetition, of former
squabbles, wrangles, deadlocks and scandals
Involved In th selection of a candidate by
the legislature without previous instruction.
Appeal to Laboring; Men.
Kansas City Labor Herald.
In these days of trusts snd corporations
the people take much Interest tn the eleo
tlon of United States senators from th
different states. Th present fight for the
senatorial toga In Nebraska Is attracting
the attention of not only people throughout
the west, but of men tn Washington.
Edward Rosewater, founder and for a
quarter of a century editor of Th Omaha
Ba, stands in th lead of the republican
candidates. In addition to being backed
by The Bee, the leading republican new
paper In the state, Rosewater la recognized
as an antl-rallroad, anti-corporation candl
date. He ha fought for equal taxation
and against corporation domination for
many years and Rosewater Is entitled to
the senatorshlp. However, he has been in
many hot political fights and has political
enemies In th state. If t-- conteat I left
to the will of th republican voters Rose-
water will probably be selected, but If
left to the politicians It Is a question. Rose
water was the private telegrapher of Presi
dent Abraham Lincoln during th civil war
and is at present th representative of the
United State at the International Postal
congress, now In session In Rome. He ha
never had political office, but haa always
been in the thick of th fight.
Not a Good Rallying; Cry. .
Bancroft Biada reo.).
wfiether or not Omaha la to be th horn
of the next United States senator, If It I
a republican, will be settled next Tuesday,
The cry of the Fontanelle, "anything to
beat Rosewater," will hardly be accepted
by th commercial intereata.
Opposition that Doe Not Harm.
Fairfield News-Herald (rep.).
The World-Herald is busily, and we fear
maliciously, trying to ahatter E. Rose-
water's boom for senator all to smlthareen.
It la the greatest testimonial of merit and
claim to respectful consideration Mr. Rose-
water could have that the hyphenated
Omaha hybrid Is bitterly against him, and
even aroea so far as to say bad thing
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Caoaea Faalonlat Lota of Worry,
O'Neill Frontier (rep.).
The republican candidates for United
States senator are causing th fuslonlsts
a great deal of worry.' They understand
that the nomination of either Rosewater
or Brown mean the control of the next
legislature by the republican.
Beat of All Argamenta.
Valentine Republican (rep.).
The Republican call special attention
thla week. to an editorial from Tha Omaha
Bee! While the editorial Is a comment on
the thirty-fifth year of The Bee aa a dally
newspaper, better argument showing why
E. Rosewater should be elected United
States senator could not be produced and
It Is proof positive that at the present time
he I the logical candidate, therefore, should
be the choice of the republican state con
Generally Ther with th Good.
Madison Chronicle (rep.).
Edward Roaewater haa returned from
abroad." the International postal congress
of which he waa a member having com
pleted tha most important part of Its labors.
Th senatorial fight Is on In dead earnest
In Douglas county, but the opposition to
Rosewater will find the old man still ther
Chance Good for Winning-.
Bancroft Blade (rep. .
Edward Rosewater of The. Omaha Be
ha arrived safely home from hla trip to
Rome. He will now, no doubt, enter vigor
ously Into the aenatorlal fight and th
chance are that he will be the winning
Alaa of Democratic Tactlca. .
Mead Advocate (rep.).
Grandpa Crounse a candidacy for a ea
in the United State senate la not meet
Ing with ary aubstantlal encouragement
outside of Omaha and mighty little of any
weight Inside. When the race cornea off,
he will find himself among the "also ran,"
evsn If he has th Douglas delegation be
hind him which la an Impossible suppoal
tlon aa long aa Mr. Rosewater atays In th
rare. Th general Impression among re
publicans outside of Omaha Is that grand
pa's candidacy Is a piece of political akul
druggery concocted by Jton-ln-law Hitch
cock, who hopes thereby to disorganise and
disrupt the republicans of Douglas county
to such an extent that th democratic leg!
latlv ticket Viay bo pulled through th
breach, and thu glv hi own candidacy
for th senate a substantial boost. It ma
be politics, but It Is dirty politics, snd
w don't belter Mr. Crouns I a party
to the conspiracy. It a aham for th
on-ln-law to use, or rather, mlsus his
poor old father-in-law In such a manner ,
Mr Crouns I an amlabl old gentleman.
but h belong to th political "haa-been,'
and haa no mor show tn this rac than a
snow ball would hav tn bade.
RE t. VICTIMS OF TROF.nV.
The Innocent, na t anal, Sffr More
Than the Gnllty.
Very lltil public sympathy Is shown for
either of the principals In th New York
ragedy and scandal. Th Uvea of victim
nd felon challenged th fate that Is theirs.
Only th Innocent victim deeerv the sym
pathy th tragedy calls forth. The wife
f th dead man. th mother of thelUlng.
both hv born the p'n end heartache
of family skeleton In allenc. Tragedy
reveal their misfortun and makea their
ngulsh almost unbearable. Touching upon
thl melancholy phase of the case th New
Tork Times ssys:
Luminous against th murky background
of scandal leading to the murder of Stan
ford White by Harry K. Thaw shines forth
th real victim of th tragedy a woman
whose sweetness and1 goodness hav en
deared her to thousands In all wallis of
llf and whose high character and excellent
connection long ago mad her welcome In
h best dlrclrs of New York' real oclety.
She Is Mrs. White, devoted wife, loving
mother, sterling upholder of sll th things
worth whll which It wa her husband's
delight to drag In th mire under cover of
the glittering bohemlanlsm he affected.
Mrs. White for ten year has been to
her husband a wife In nam only. They
lived under th same roof, they went at
times to th aame social affairs, they dined
at the same table In the rare Intervals
when Stanford Whit could din at all
without the glare and blare of Broadway's
gingerbread abattoirs, but their real live
wer far apart a th poles.
Mrs. White, of the two, alon waa stead
fast in pursuing th path to which her
girlhood's training had accustomed her.
Sh mingled with the old Knickerbocker
families and th equally staid society folk
of Murray hill. Her antecedents, her hus
band's name, her own wealth above all,
th endearing. Inherent goodness of th
woman opened to her all the door In New
Tork worth while passing.
Wide swung thoa doors before th ar
chitect, aa welt, but seldom was It that
he appeared before them. H shunned
whenever he could the conventional cir
cles to which his wife belonged and basked
In th midnight sun of th restaurant or
rathskeller. One his ambition had been
to accumulate a fortune, enabling him to
pend all his days In rural quiet. When
at laat wealth was his, he cared for noth
ing more rustlo than the village choru of
a musical comedy, nothing mor tranquil
than th abandon of his famous little sup
pers tn his richly furnished apartment
near th top of Madison Square garden's
He who had sighed for the llf of a
country gentleman beoam a townsman of
th most ultra typ. and not always a
gentleman. Times ther wer when not
all th wealth of his wife placed at his
command would hav sufficed to sav him
from the vengeance of Injured men had
ns not mad In th under world of th
Tenderloin friends who valued his favors
highly enough to fight for him mercenary.
or course, yet useful to a man of his sort
Whether Mr. Whit evr dreamed of o
terrible a termination to her husband's
existence she alon can tell. Whatever
the extent of her apprehension, (he per
sisted In her course with patleno match
ing hi stubbornness, and, though she could
not draw him us, h could not draa her
down. From flrt to last, Mrs. Whit. If
not altogether th moat aenslbl woman
in th world in giving her llf into th
keeping of a man cursed with a combina
tion of th artlstlo temperament and an
artistically teaeelated conscience, certainly
nas oeen a good on.
Whlt wa worse than erratic Indeed.
It was no mere error when he Ignored his
vows made at th altar. H did not trar
from th beaten path. In his more mature
years,, at any rate, h walked parallel to
It and in plain view of It, but a widely
separated from lta narrow borders as If
at the other aide of the earth. Ther waa
In him no restlessness Inciting him to evil.
He went sbout his vicious deeds deliber
ately, seriously, steadfastly.
In th Thaw family one misfortune fol.
lowed another. With all' her millions Mra.
Thaw, th mother, has never' been able to
get what she so sSUch desired happiness.
Her own wedded life was not a hanny one.
Old William Thaw, philanthropist, friend
of the destitute, and all that h wa. for
msny years prior to his death maintained
two homes. Whll his residence waa the
Thaw mansion, Lyndhurst, he seldom or
never occupied It. H had a aulte of apart
ments In the downtown district, where be
spent all of his time, surrounded by a
crowd of companions, men and woman.
Mrs. Thaw spent most of her life In thee
years In charitable and church work, taking
mucn consolation from them.
After William Thaw died there waa hardly
ver a tim whn young Thaw wa not In
hot water. H capped hi aerie of esca
pade with his marriage. Even when that
marriage came the elder Mrs. Thsw made
the beat of It and accepted her new daughter-in-law.
Thla marriage had been preceded but a
few months by the notoriety which arose
out of th finding of Mrs. Harriet Thaw, an
aunt of Harry Thaw, living deatltute In a
cellar in Philadelphia. Sh wa a maniac
when the authorities found her, snd she
died in that condition a short time after
ward. This, thoa who sr familiar with
the history of the family declare, was th
only case of Insanity that wa ever known
In the Thaw family.
Th next unfortunate matter which
brought the Thaw nam prominently be
fore the public waa the suicide In Phila
delphia of a brother of William R. Thomp
son, the banker, who died In New Tork
recently, and who was a son-in-law of
If you are suffering from impure
blood, thin blood, debility, nervous
ness; exhaustion, you should begin at
once with Ayer's Sarsaparilla, the
Sarsaparilla you have known all your
life. Your doctor knows it, too. Ask
him all about it. Then do as he says.
We have no secrets! We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
MtA y ke O. At O.. Lew", Mas.
a la ataaaBMtarera r t
imi ! norm- th eatr. arsa-g Ptixa-rw astistia.
anas cuut rscroaaiw asagha. aiuts aovb cue far auoart ass a-.
Mrs. Thaw. The brother If ft a note to
the public In which he called attention to
the fact that while hl brother, William R.
Thomns.-n. was' living In luxury h was
starving with his fan-lly. and was driven
to suicide. He mentioned the fact In th
letter that he wax connected with Mra
Mary Thaw, and thla worried her greatly.
Then came a suit against Mrs. Thaw for
ttrrt, brought by the Wlllett Btslned disss
company, to recover for s memorial window
which was placed In the Third Presby
terian church st ber crder snd which sh
refused to accept when v-ompleted.
Then cam tha udden and unexpected
death of her son-in-law. William R. Thomp
son, to whom Mrs. Thaw waa devotedly
attached. Sh was deeply moved over his
death, snd delsyed her departure to New
Tork to attend the funeral, which was held
In Pittsburg on June 21. Next day Mrs.
Thaw left for New Tork and sailed on the
Baltlo on Saturday, June . These are a
few of the misfortune that this woman
of millions has paffed through In th last
two yeara, and she will arrive In England
to learn that her most beloved child, th
Idol of her heart. Is a murderer.
Mrs. Thaw before her departure did every
thing In her power to havw Hairy accom
pany her on th trip. But at th laat
moment he refused to go.
M. C. lAtta of Oklahoma has been ap
pointed assistant secretary to President
Roosevelt, to succeed Benjamin F.
Barnes, appointed postmaster of Washing
ton. A New Tork motorman who killed two
children at once has bean held In $30,400
ball. While this seem severe, for ther
Is no Intimation that he Intended to bo so
homicidal, It is a curious coincidence that
no motorman has killed anybody since.
George F. Baar, president of th Reading
railroad, strlotly observes th "anti-pass
order" recently Issued. A few days ago
h entertained fellow member of the
Farmers' club at his summer home. Bruin's
Rtet, near Reading. He conveyed them
thither In a special car, for which he paid
the usual special train rate.
Th blacks; with whom th democrat
hav nominated for governor of Vermont
haa already received enough lucky horse
shoes to run his business for two years.
Lieutenant U. S. Grant has returned to
th United States from Spain, where he
represented th United State at th
wadding of King, Alfonso- and Queen Vic
The persons who recently left the service
of MoClure's magaain have finally placed
themselves. The American magaalna, long
known as Leslie's Monthly, has bean sold
to the Phillips Publishing company, com
posed of John 8. Phillips, Lincoln Bteffens,
Ray Stannard Baker, Ida M. Tar bell and
A. A. Bolden, recently of th McClnre pub
lication, and In addition thereto Peter Fin.
ley Dunne and William Allen White.
BRIGHT AND BREEZY
"Oh. John, come quickl What shall I
doT Baby has swallowed a walnut!"
"Great Scott! Make him swallow a nut
cracker at oncol" Cleveland Leader.
"Ancestor, yes," ald Mr. Blugor. in
specting Mrs. Nuriteh'a art gallery, "but
are they really your own?"
"Sur thlngl" replied Mr. Nurltch, with
soma spirit, "If you don't believe It I'll
how you th painter's Mil receipted."
Caller This is a fin davenport yon have.
By th way, Isn't "davenport" a curious
name for a piece of furniture?
Ardluk No; It's all right In this eaa. but
It's devilish annoying. Every time I look
at that davenport I am reminded that Iowa
lot1 of money on it. Chicago Tribune.
Jenk He's got a good job, hasn't hT
Ho tells me he s working for th govern
Ne witt Huh! The next tlm h tells you
that Just subtract "for." Philadelphia
Dottle Vfho's that fin looking young
man 1 saw youwith- this morning? -.
Lottie Im't he dear? That's the man I'm
going to marry.
Dottle Why. I didn't know you wer en
gaged! little Dear me we're not. I only met
htm yesterday. Philadelphia Press.
"Tes," said on of th victim, "hs
swindled us, and we considered him such
a prefect gentleman, too; he bad auch a
gentle, auav way about him."
"Proving," remarked the bright ob
server, "that the way of the transgressor
is sometimes soft." Washington Star.
"Tou are the only girl I ever loved!" h
"That'a nice." she answered. "But really,
you know, It s a lot more important for
m to be assured that I'm tha only girl
you'r ever going to love." Cleveland
CALL OF THE WEST.
The quail foretell
- Th coming rain
And plover call
Across tha plain
While curlews join
In plirfftlv strain.
Th meadow lark
In riant aong
la tempting me
The whole day long
To leave this rud
And selfish throng.
Th grassy floors
Invite my feet
To leave the hard
And sounding street
AnO flee where skies
Ar d prairies meet.
The. winds and clouds
In strange request
Within my breaat
For freedom and . x
The boundless west.
The wild rose caUs m
Day by day
To pra!'-e lands
Where western winds
In wlldnaa play. I