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(Seal.) ' M. B. HUNQATE.
WHEN OUT OF TOWN.
Babaorlbera leaving th city Km.
porarlly should have Th B
nailed t them. Address will b
The "Sick Man of Europe" ha
ceased to be a mere figure of speech.
- The tennis tournament will now
have the right-of-way with the lovers
of amateur sports.
, In a few weeks the public will learn
the effect of the new foot ball rules on
the mortality statistics,
Another long, promised building: lm
provement still on paper is the new
Union Pacific headquarters which is
several laps overdue. '
Copying after Artemus Ward, those
Russian ', landlords show tuemselvei
willing to sacrifice everything but
themselves" Jot ' the welfare of, their
The csar Is said to have asked the
advice of the king of Great Britain re
garding the situation in his empire. If
this be ,.true he may for once hear
something worth while. '
A law requiring bank examiners to
examine , the nature of securities as
well aa their volume before banks fail
might not be a bad amendment for
the statute books of many states.
Oand Puke Nicholas seems much
more anxious to preserve his life than
to save the dynasty of his family. That
"accidental" discharge of bullets was
sn argument too. strong to be. denied
After all the best remedy for an
irchy is a Just enforcement of law and
tuch chajnges In court procedure as will
nake justice depend less upon ability
to pa costly lawyers or perfect ex
Having been introduced at a corner
ton laying as "Kv. Mr. Dahlman,
His, Honor, the mayor. ihnnM tui
himself fitted to preside over any func
tion at wnica bis attendance may be
That reminds us that the populists
are- ter nave a state convention this
week. t" the same time and nlac
the democratic state convention. Pre
sumably one ticket will admit to all
tents oi me great show.
We hasten to assure the tmblie that
the bursting of that big water main
need not be expected in any wav
affeet the lawyers who are milking the
cow of water works litigation at the
expense of the Omaha taxpayers.
The suicide of the secretary of th
National .Board, of Trade at Kansas
City fhowi the wisdom of the National
Cotton Planters'-association discharge
log officers who speculate in the
prqduct they are supposed to guard.
That. Chicago man. who returned
home after an unexplained absence o
tfctrtjr-one years and requested that nc
questions be asked regarding his wan
aerisgs, would probably feel shocked
his wLfo should turn the same trick.
voiuusi oryans assurance that no
1 . .
one but himself Is responsible for the
charges mad against Roger Sullivan
precludes the Illinois committeeman
from beating Bryan over another
shoulders, but it also makes It Impera
tive for Mr. Bryan to win the fight
, ;JJemocrtIe. candidates for state
offioea In Wisconsin have begun a per-
tonal Investigation of the books of
present state officers. If the affairs of
that state are la such condition that
democrats cannot find an "issue" with
out digging for- W the people may con
KiataUU themselves. . .
rpr RATLROAD PROGRAM.
Should the republican stars convention
nominate a candidate for United States
That depends first on whether expediency
or principle should control In th council
of th republican party. And If expediency
Is to b th rul It might depend on what
the democratic convention does.
If the democrat!) . convention falls to
nominate, those against convention nomi
nation will argue that wltk th field full
of democratic aspirant and with only on
republican aspirant In the field It will be
difficult to elect a republican legislature.
Is there really anything In this argu
ment, granting th right of the convention
to overrule on of . th most important
things It Is elected by th people to do.
If the democratic convention falls to
nominal a senator, will It not prove th
dishonesty of the detnoeratlo party In
claiming that It wants to bring the elec
tion of United States senators closer to the
people t And If th democrats fall to re
spond to the wishes cf the masses of the
people on this question, will not the masses
of the democrats turn to the support of
the republican candidate to punish th
democratic party for Its apparent Insin
cerity T.-Columbus Journal. '
Jay Gould Is satd to have declared
that he was a republican In republican
states and a democrat in democratic
states. The declaration Is in point
only in showing that the railroads
have no particular party affiliations,
but work constantly to further their
own ends by using one or all political
parties for their purposes.
Here in Nebraska the .railroad pro
gram is for them to name the next
United States senator by preventing
any popular"6k'presslon of choice and
sending the senatorship to the legisla
ture, where the blandishments of their
lobbyists may be depended on to
manipulate the result as they wish.
rhe fact that the coming democratic
state convention for once meets a
week in advance Of the republican
state convention forces the railroads
to pull off the first part of their pro
gram on the democratic side of the
fence. , '
It is essential to their plans that
the democrats be prevailed on' to make
no nomination for'Uhited States sena
tor no matter how much by so doing
they may belie their repeated profes
sions of allegiance to -the cause of di
rect popular choice of-senators. .The
railroad democrats were successful to
the extent of excluding the senatorial
nomination from the democratic call
and it remains only to be seen whether
they can complete their contract when
the convention meets.
Should the railroads succeed in the
first part of their program for pre
venting 'a democratic nomination for
senator, they will take it along into
the republican camp as ah argument
for carrying out the second part of
their program, which is to nullify the
republican call so far as. it relates to
the nomination of a senator.
The people of Nebraska should un
derstand the exact situation.' They
can read the measure of success ot the
railroad program In the returns from
the democratic state convention. If
the democrats ' name a candidate for
senator it will indicate 'that the 'rail-'
roads' are not in absolute control; even
though' they may name a., man ... be
holden to them for the place. , Failure
to nominate a candidate for senator
will be proof conclusive that the rail
roads have the democratic convention
tightly in their grip.
DAMAGES AO A IKS T A VTOUOB IL1S TS.
The accumulating decisions of the
courts are steadily narrowing users of
automobiles on the public highways- to
rules of common sease. one of the most
Important of which is that liability for
damages is not to be avoided by keep1
ing strictly within the speed limit laid
down by law, as" many have supposed.
A legally fixed limit merely marks the
point to exceed which is an offense In
itself. But the courts are holding that
circumstances control liability for dam
ages, even though the speed be below
the legal limit.
Where children or the blind or the
Jeaf may be in the war, or In any sit
uations in which peril arises naturally
even below the law-fixed limit of speed.
the automoblllst is being properly held
responsible for any. harm done and
Judgments for heavy ' damages' are en
forced by the courts. - He has 'no dif
ferent or better rights on the highways
than other persons, and he is bound in
law aa well as in morals to observe
the equal rights of others under all
circumstances, without regard to legal
regulations as to maximum speed and
Police court fines are of course a
moderating Influence, but damage judg
ments running up into thousands of
dollars are more serious.
BONAPARTE OK AXAJRCHlSSf.
The specific remedies recommended
by Secretary Bonaparte for anarchism
in this country are not so important at
the general educational stimulus of his
Cumberland address. The law has al
ready been amended somewhat, follow
ing the crime ot Czolgoss, both as re
gards admission of anarchists to our
ports and as regards treatment of such
as are citizens or-domiciled here. The
law might well go further, as the see
retary suggests, and extend toe ancient
doctrine of conspiracy to various as
pects of anarchist crime, and this will
very likely be done it this species of
social menace continues to manifest
But, after all, the main reliance for
protection must be upon the sanity and
content of the great mass 61 the peo
ple. The dangerous defectives, the
degenerate and the extremely vicious
cannot be altogether nor in any event
speedily eliminated, but their potency
for the peculiar mischief which is as
sociated with the names of Csolgoss and
Ouiteau will be greatly diminished by
an overawing attitude oi the commun
ity to the excesses "of yellow journal
ism, muck raking and partisan agita
tion, which, though they cannot be
summarily eradicated .' by statutes,
should he obnoxious kevause. If or no
i ' ; - f. i- . "
other reason, they Inevitably stimulate
to action the evil Impute to anarchist
crime. - ; "
la a broad view there has been no
more wholesome manifestation in de
cades than the recent awakening of
public conscience to mauy deep seated
and far-reaching social wrongs and
abuses, and the correction of some of
the most serious ones which Is now In
rapid progress. Overgrown wealth
through legal discrimination and
forced Inequality are wrongs which It
behooves all right-minded citizens to
resist valiantly and undo, and not let
grow to foster anarchism. These re
forms, both In the national field and
In the state administrations and the
great moral awakening back of them
are establishing a firm basis tor the
hopeful reduction, if not the elimination,-
of anarchism. The new and bet
ter conditions differentiate and em
phasise in all normal minds the crime
of anarchism which,, in final analysis,
is denial of their right and capacity
to order affairs.
THE T)LD CVMBERLAKD ROAD.
The scheme of restoring by national
subsidy the "Old Cumberland Road"
which ran from Cumberland, Md..
across Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana
to Vandalla, 111., is Impractical as well
as objectionable on other grounds. It
would no doubt be a highly sentimental
satisfaction if that historic highway
which during the first half of the last
century tens ot thousands of pioneers
traveled to reach new homes in what
was then the west, could be renewed,
but its renewal embraces no object ot
national scope or need.
The "Old Cumberland Road." while
an object of historic inteist, has even
In this respect no higher merit than
the "Old Wilderness Road" debouch
ing from the mountain farther south
into Kentucky and Tennessee, or the
"Santa Fe Trail", and the "Oregon
Trail," which ran across the western
plains. As means ot transportation all
these old wagon highways have long
since been paralleled and superseded
by railroads, some of which were sub
sidised by the national government be
cause, under the conditions in which
they were constructed they were re
garded as enterprises of national im
portance. But it has been more than
a full generation since it was seriously
proposed to give national treasury aid
even to the superior steel and steam
highways. There is hardly a point at
which the national government could
consistently stop if it should begin now
to finance an alleged natldnal wagon
highway like the- "Old Cumberland
Road," which no one would dream of
financing to the same extent as a prac
There is nothing to prevent town
ships, counties and states from taxing
themselves, if they choose, to restore
the ancient and decayed highway or
any portion of it. It is indeed in serious
consideration in Pennsylvania to legis
late for 'the reconstruction oi ki least
a part of one ot Its famous bid high
ways, not for sentimental but for prac
tical uses. Those who most use these
or other country road improvements
should pay for them as for any other
local interest of the sort. But the time
has not come, nor is there yet any
sign that it will ever come, for the na
tional treasury to bleed for a costly
Interstate rock road for the conven
ience and sport of touring automobll
ists. It would be infinitely better to
plug up some of the big holes already
bored by the auger of local Interest
than to open new ones.
The political schemers Who are try
ing to subvert a popular choice of sen
ator by overturning the call for a
senatorial nomination by the repub
lican state convention are resorting to
all sorts of fictions to bolster up their
argument. They have misled the
"Utica Sun," for example, into assert
ing that it was only by a majority of
8 that the republican state commit
tee favored a - nomination- of United
States senator by state convention
The records of the committee will
show that the vote on Inserting the
nomination of senator in the call was
17 "yes" to 7 "no." theinaJority being
20 instead of 8. every niem'xr of the
committee voting on the preposition.
While some of those who votea for
convention nomination In the commit
tee may have been personally opposed
to it. they cast their votes for It be
cause the republicans of their .districts
whom they represented were practi
cally unanimous for It, The vote of
2 7 to 7 in the state committee was
ssrely as decisive as it could be on
any Question which would arouse a
difference of opinion.
Governor Mickey declares that the
people of South Omaha are responsi
ble for the condition of affairs in their
city. In this the governor is slightly
Inaccurate. In the charter ot South
Omaha the governor is vested with au
thority to name the Board of Fire and
Police commissioners for that city and
to that extent Is made responsible for
his appointees. There is no question,
however, but that the people ot South
Omaha, as of every other city, would
be glad to manage their own affairs
without outsdo interference, but the
only way this can be effectively
brought about is by According them
the full measure of municipal home
The action of Rear Admiral Good
rich defending the civil rights of en
listed men in the navy will tend to
make that service more popular. The
uniform of the United Statea should
never be allowed to become a badge
A call has been Issued for a meeting
of the provisional resolutions commit
tee appointed to frame the republican
state platform and republicans gener
ally are Invited to submit their sug-i
gestlons. If the committee will gather
up all the platforms promulgated In
the different republican county con
ventions It will have a vast variety to
select from, at least so far as concerns
the 'plsnks relating to railway rate
regulation, free pass abolition and di
rect primary legislation.
Omaha's democratic mayor and
council were elecfed upon pledges ot
retrenchment and relief from mu
nicipal tax burdens. They are now
up against the making of a city tax
levy, where they must either make
good or flunk on their promises.
Pnlnfal Shertaae of Dike,.
If the czar could find grand dukes enough
to man his fleet and fill the ranks of his
army the campaign of reaction might be a
success. That view, of course. Is based on
the somewhat Violent presumption that the
grand dukes will fight.
"Se-lf-Pol with Whitewash.
There are no scandals under the British
government. There never would be in the
United States If th public her would tol
erate such whitewashing as that don
by the commission which Investigated the
loss of 16,000,000 In war stores during tHe
Sample of Jersey Jastlce.
New Tork Sun.
"He Is the best friend I ever had, except
my father," satd the lawyer who made a
plea for clemency In behalf of ex-Mayor
Belcher of Paterscn, and th defendant
wept. Judge Scott, although formerly a
friend of Hie absconder and forger, sen
tenced him to twelve years at Trenton.
Another vindication of Jersey Justice.
Make a Roto of It.
That Vienna fire Insurance company
which has repudiated its $2,S00,000 worth of
San Francisco insurance by taking advan
tage of the earthquake clause ought to re
ceive some attention from American busi
ness men who hold Its pollclea It Is lia
ble to collect premiums and then nullify
Its responsibility In other cities than San
Francisco. ' -'
Simple and Effective
Th campaign Issue In the west Is sim
ple: Note the long list of reform meas
ures passed by the republican congress
under the lead of President Roosevelt. Do
you want to clip his wings for the rest
of the administration? This will be th
question addressed to the voters, accord
ing to all signs of the campaign as It Is
now shaping Itself.;'. .
Penalising; Land Grabbing.
Portland Oregonlan. '
The Oregonlan has no desire to add th
weight Of a feather to the burden of
sham and trouble under which various
convicted defendants In the land' fraud
cases are struggling. - One has just been
sentenced to a term at McNeill's Island
penitentiary and to pay a $2,000 fine, and
unless the Judgment' of the court shall be
set aside, he must wear prison stripes and
lose his liberty for a year. Another has
been given a' term In th Multnomah
county jail and must also pay a fine, and
stilt another has just been found guilty
and will be duly Sentenced. Th lesson Is
severe,, very severe; but It will be long
remembered In Oregon. There will b no
more wholesale fraud In land entries In
Oregon. But "when 1 are other states,
equally Involved wltH Oregon, to hav their
turnT " tf" !' ' ' -
SICCESS OP GOVERNOR MAGOO.
Significance of the Proposed Transfer
to 'the. Philippines.
. New york Sun.
Washington rumor has It that the Hon.
Charles - E. Magoon, at present governor
of the canal son In Panama, may
shortly be 1 transferred from Ancon to
Manila. In a general way this announce
ment will please: the rapidly Increasing
number of those who doubt the wisdom
of American methods in dealing with th
Filipinos. Governor Magoon has evidently
succeeded In pacifying the disaffected ele
ments on the Isthmus. It Is quit as evi
dent that the earnest and painstaking offi
cials who conduct the civil government
at Manila Just, now, or have been dls.
charging that delicate function in th last
two or three years, ar In hotter water
than they were at (the outset, with every
reason to apprehend a particularly active
ebullition In the hear future. Oovsrnor
Magoon, on the other hand, took charge
of the canal zone at a time of bitter popu
lar discontent. -Almost the entire body of
th natives was in eruption. They disa
greed among themselves, no doubt, but
they were as one In hating "the American
Intervention." From Panama to Colon, th
whole sone was seething with cabals, black
with acowls, vocal with Imprecations,
T.hJ condition, however, Mr. Magoon
speedily transformed.' "Within a fw
months the clouds lifted. Th Panamans
l discovered, to thelr( astonishment and de
i Ight, that th new governor had no d.
j signs on their private comings and goings;
no Intention of regulating, their personal
morals; no wish to order their dress, be
havior, customs, Ideas, thoughts Or aspira
tions. He exhibited not th slightest ten
dency to lecture and discipline them. He
respected their traditions, recognised their
right to Individuality, and In all other
ways appealed to their confidence and sym
pathy. He applied. In fact, that touch of
human nature which never falls to reach
th heart; and the result I that he pre
sides today over a territory and a people
that hav never, known ral content be
fore. He haa achieved In Panama what th
Navy department, maintaining the wise
Initiative of Captain Bebre and Captain
Tllley, ha achieved In Tutulla reconciled
an alien and a subject peopl to a regime
of law and order, without the smallest
invasion ot Its amour pro pre. The United
Statea haa not been wholly happy in Its
efforts toward benevolent assimilation, and
It Is natural that those who hav watched
the course and Intelligently appraised the
triumph of Oovernor Magoon In Panama
should taka heart from the suggestion that
he be sent to th Philippines, where th
conditions are practically Identical with
those h found awaiting him on the Isth
mus a year or so ago.
W ar by no means confident, howaver,
that this transfer will b crowned with
equally beneflclent consummation. It
seems to bo understood that Mr. Magoon
Is to go .to Manila as a subordinate, as
lieutenant governor. In fact. If that be
th case, It Is much too soon to mak
halcyon predictions. Unless Mr. Magoon
Is to b Invested with supreme authority
and permitted to formulate and execute
his ow policies, it is difficult to se why
he should b sent to th Philippine at
all. Arguing th future from the past, h
would transplant to Manila th sam meth
ods he has evplolted with such remarkable
success In Panama. By the sam token,
however, those methods would find scant
favor under the existing dispensation. It
is conceivable that, rumor, on this occasion
aa on counties occasions In th past, may
hav no serious foundation. There la lit
tl doubt, . howvr, that th situation la
the Philippines sorely needs a man of Mr
Magooa's wisdom and dlsorwa
NEBRASKA SE ATOM AL CAMPAIO
thy Nat Play relet
Two religious bodies at Lincoln last week
passed resolutions against Edward Rose,
water's candidacy for United States sen
The opposition to Rose water Is based en
his views on prohibition. H has always
opposed It, both In speeches and through
his paper. The Omaha Bee.
The preachers who Inspired and carried
through these resolutions cannot sccus
Mr. Rosewater of being two-faced. They
must acknowledge thst he has practiced
no evasion In his sttltude on th prohi
Had Mr. Rosewater been other than tho
editor ot a great newspaper these preachers
might never have discovered that he was
opposed to prohibition. Mr. Rosewater'
opponent, Mr. Norrls Brown does not con
duct a newspaper, and his Ideas on prohi
bition never see daylight. Th preachers,
therefore, neglected to say anything about
Thus th preachers put a premium on
evasion; they condemn the msn who ex
presses an honest opinion, and by Implica
tion Indorse the on who Is foxy enough
to steer clear Of troublesome Issues.
This paper believes thst frankness and
honesty In opinions Is just as essential as
prohibition more so. There may be an
honest difference of opinion as to th best
way to regulate th liquor traffic.
There can be no difference as to th
question Of honesty. The man who dodges
a question la much less to be trusted than
the one who meets It and freely and frankly
statea his opinion, If he ha one.
It Is unfortunate that the man who has
Ideas and expresses them Is always the tar
get for consideration, while the one who
dissembles ever Is praised.
Those Fake Reformer.
Arcadia Champion (rep.).
There has been much talk put up by
th State Journal about th machine of
Lancaster county. According to their
tory, th machine there has been fighting
Norrls Brown for United States senator,
and has been working In th interests
of the railroads. The county conven
tion met there last week and according to
the State Journal Itself endorsed Norrls
Brown for United States senator, and
nominated the so-called machine ticket
for the legislature. Th State Journal
calls It a great victory.
Where are the anti-pass and rat regu
lation laws of this state made? Not In
the United Sate senate but In the legis
lature. Th Stat Journal may have won
a victory for Itself but It certainly did
not for th people. There were State
Journal votes enough In that county con
vention to control It. No excuse can be
framed. Th State Journal's mask Is off.
Looking Thrsath Smoked Glasses.
Humboldt Leader (rep.).
Those who claim Rosewater Is being sup
ported by the Burlington railroad neglect
to mention that his opponent Norrls Brown
stands very well with th Northwestern
Clearly Mad Mistake.
Carletan Leader (rep.).
W are dearly of the opinion that the
campers at Lincoln erred when they let
go of themselves and eondemed Rosewater
In such strong terms. No doubt several
hundred of them had no Idea what they
were really voting upon, and ' without a
doubt several hundred of them will vote
for men this fall without one-half the prin
ciple which they gave Rosewater credit
with. To be sure he worked sgalnst the
amendment In 1890 and to a great majori
ty of thinking people his efforts were for
the beat Interests of th stats. He did
not work, against It for the reason that he
wanted boose to use himself. For In our
belief Roosewater does not us one-fourth
th amount of liquor that a larg per cent
of the posing prohibitionists do.
Strike from the Shonlder.
Butt Oasette (rep.).
Th Oasette would Ilk to see Rosewater
get th honors, for he is made of the proper
material that will make Nebraska famous,
as h strikes right -from the shoulder st
anything he slms at
Controlled by Ife Corporation.
Verdel Outlook (rep.).
Rosewater will b our next senator!
History for the past thirty years is suffi
cient to prove th fact that Rosewater
can't be controlled by anybody, not even
by the railroads or the. Btandard Oil com
pany. He Is a man that knows what Is
right and you will always find him fight
ing for It every jump In th road. Nom
Glre the Peesle a Tolce.
Waterloo Oasette (rep.).
Let It be either Rosewater or Brown
rather than no endorsement at all, as Is
the program of the railroads. It la mor
Important that th convention endorse
than that the selection of a senator be left
to the legislature, even though such en
dorsement will not be binding upon th
legislature. Olve the peopl a ehanc to
express their preference, both In th con
vention and at th polls.
A Kansas City alderman discredits th
claim that th fid Is on tight. "Art Is on
th bum," he asserts. Evidently a larg
A Philadelphia deaf mute has been
restored to speech and hearing by being
run over by an automobll. He was so
mad h Just had to say something.
Governor Andrew Hsrrls and staff, of
Ohio, attended the reunion of the Ohio
Marylanders association, of Springfield, O.
He was met at th depot by th cadet
band and Governor War field and staff, of
George H. Dieffenbacher, who haa been
delegated by th grand duk of Baden to
study malarUl germs and mosquitoes in
North and Central America, arrived In this
country recently and has gon to Mexico
to start his Investigations.
George Irving, th last surviving nephew
of Washington Irving, marvloualy hal
and actlv at U. Is living In Nw Toik.
Mr. Irving I practically th sol remaining
member of the Irving family, of which h
la engaged In writing a history.
J. B. Martin, an Ohio man who owns
larg mining properties In Alaska, asserts
he will glv toOO.OOO a yar to sdvanc th
J cause of prohibition. Heretofore th party
has never' had at Its disposal mor than
800,000 In any ef Its national campaigns.
Waladotta, or Gray Eagle, an Indian
chief who took part In the Custer massacre
and, like many others of the victorious
force In that fight, took refuge m th Can
adian northwest from th vnganoe of th
United Stat, has recently dld at Prince
Albert. Saskatchewan. Unlike some of his
oompanlona, howvr, when th rebellious
half-breed In Saskatchewan called th
Indians to their aid he not only refused
but took an active part In the war on th
whit man's slds. H was a peculiarly An
specimen of ths red Indian, both physically
and morally, for h wss ( In! I Inches
tall and conspicuously free from vicious
Increased Feree ef Peacemakers
Another sign that the cause of universal
peace making progress may be found
In th fact that several thousand addi
tional msn bar bees put to work at th
JCriiim ma works.
AflMT GOSSIP IN WASHINGTON.
Carreat Kreats Gleaned from the
Army and Navy Resrlster.
Some time Jn the early autumn, or at
least before congress reconvenes In De
cember, Secretary Taft will mak sn In
spection trip to some of the army posts in
th western section of th country. He will
be accompanied by Oenernl Bell, the chief
of staff of the army. Ths Itinerary of the
Inspection party has not been mad out
and there Is an uncertainty about th date
of departure and the duration of the jour
ney, but It will embrace the principal posts
In th' line of travel. Secretary Taft de
sires to see the garrisons which are
destined to come up In ohe or another
connection In the discussions' In the War
department and st the cspltol next winter.
Much success has attended th trial of the
galloping ambulance, type tf which are
being used, under very practical conditions,
at the camps of Instruction at Fort Riley
and Chlcksmaugs. The surgeon general ot
the army has requested the quartermaster
general to build or purchase fifteen addi
tional ambulances of this pattern with th
Idea of Issuing one to each regiment of the
cavalry. Th method Is to hitch to the
vehicle a hers and It Is so arranged that
any cavalry animal may be hastily at
tached to the ambulance and literally gat
loped to the destination. The use of the
vehicle, under the observation of the army
surgeons, shows that It is of great vslue
In the field and It will take it place In
the permanent equipment of the medical
department In time of war.
Th War deportment finds It difficult to
Impress upon recruiting officers that they
ar authorised to administer oaths, since
such officers are constantly found employ
ing notaries, sometimes, as In a case be
fore th department this week, st excesstvo
cost. In this particular 4nstance th no
tary presented a bill amounting to 12.50,
when the laws of New Tork, wher the
oath was administered, authorised but II
rents. The department will probably re
fuse to pay the bill and will enter upon
correspondence with a view to or'ilnlng a
correct charge. The officer acted under th
supposition that he was not authorised to
administer the oath. In which he wa In
error, as by virtu of being the only officer
present at his recruiting ststlon he becomes
the trial officer of th summary court for
that station and as such was authorised to
administer th oath In th taking of th
deposition of a witness needed at the trial
of a deserter at Fort Jay.
Th nw manual of th medical depart
ment ha just been printed and Is being
distributed from the surgeon general's
office. It Is larger thsn the edition which
It displaces, being In sis and appearance
similar to the other staff corps manuals
and consequently a larger type in It text.
A new feature of exceeding value Is the
chapter on field, medical and sanitary ser
vice. It gives full table of supplies for
field hospitals, stationary hospitals, th ad
vance supply depot and base hospital, to.
gether with the total welrhL packed, of the
articles under each subject, Information of
use In transportation. It Is Interesting to
knew, fo Instance, that the total weight
of the field hospital. Including tentage for
wards and exclusive of teutsge for th hos
pital corps personnel, la 18.100 pounds. An
other Item ef interest Is the replacing of
the Munson system ef packages, which was
found In practice too bulky, by tin con
tainers, excepting for a few articles that
act on tin.
The secretary of war has taken up the
question of eligibility to the" second lieu
tenancies of the army. It Is possible that
he will amend the order recently Issued,
which provides for' the examination" of
civilian candidates along with candidates
from among the enlisted men of th army
In a competition for th thirty-six vacan
cies. Th admission of th civilian candi
dates haa provoked a storm of protest from
various sources and some of ths remon
strances hav reached th president. This
week Mr. Taft concluded to leok Into the
matter mor carefully than he has evi
dently' don hitherto. He I described ss
being Impressed with th point mad in s
communication addressed to him a few day
ago on the subject from some of those who
feel thst they are not being treated with
entlr fairness In all respects. A the situ
ation Is now the candidates from the army
may expect to find themselves limited to
twelve vacancies In the grade of second
lieutenant, those In the Infantry and cav
alry. The rest of th places can go, easily
enough, to civilians, those who are known
aa honor graduates of the sis leading col
leges and others, who are after the places
and who are bringing all posslbl influ
ence to bear upon the president and Mr.
Taft to get designated for th examination,
which take place at Fort Leavenworth on
ncember L Mr. Taft will very readily
find out that there I no warrant of law
for th admission of th civilians at this
time to a competition for appointment as
second lieutenant: hs will find that the
civilians 'come after the army csndldates
hav been appointed and do not share the
places with the enlisted men who have
passed their preliminary examinations and
who have reason to expect the commis
sions will be reserved for them and until'
the result of their final examination is
known. There has been an sndhtssjot of
trouble about th appointment ef enlisted
men to army commissions merely because
succeeding secretaries of war. three In turn,
have had as many varied Ideas of the law,
which was- certainty plain enough on th
subject. The whole situation was muddled,
badly, too, by the adoption of a paragraph
rn ths army regulations which gave th
sercetary ef war the power to let In the
Browning, Ming & Co
MIG1NAT0IS AND SOLE MAKE1S t IALP SIZES IN CLOTMNQ.
'r Shirt SeJe
$1.00 Soft Shirts, . . . 75c
$1.50 Soft Shiits, . . . $1-05.
$2 & $2.50 Soft Shirts, $1.45
Now is the time to buy a Straw Hat
Fr Swear s4 s4 re
COST OF LIVING.
Factor likely t AsTert Rednrtlna
f Blah Prices.
It is predicted that the price level f
farm products will tend to higher flsm-es
In this country. Th Omaha Be In noting
the Increase In the value of Nebraska land
declares that th price level cannot return
to the low point to which It was depressed
when wheat and hogs were produced
throughout th west on land repreeenttne
an Investment of only s fraction of present
values, and "without the present Ineatlahl
market and transportation means."
There seems to he at least a temporary
tendency toward a dear food supply, but
there ar hopeful factora to be considered
which In t'me will tend to reduce th cost
of living. Such artificial Inflation of prices
as arises from th monopolistic control of
the supply of certain articles of food and.
cf Its distribution to consumers must be
removed. If possible, by the enforcement
of sntl-monopoly legislation; but the most
hopeful outlook for lower prices for staple
farm commodities lies In the grester do
velopment ot our vast agricultural re
sources. Th experts of the Department of Agri
culture assert that the farm lands might
readily supply food for a population ten
fold greater than Is now In the country.
The millions of acres which hav long been
under cultivation could be mad to pro
due enormously grester harvest under In
tensive farming, and the productive posst
bllltles of th vast tracts reclaimed or to
be reclaimed by Irrigation are scarcely com
putable. Whatever the present tendency of
th food price level may be. we are evi
dently far removed from th period when
the population will exhaust Its means of
Millions of seres will be added to th
farming area by Irrigation. It Is equiva
lent to the annexation of a new and fer
tile domain. This conquest of nature Is
costly In the first Instance, but it Is prov
ing to be an exceedingly profitable Invest
ment, Infinitely preferably to any conquest
that could be made by war. The addition
of a million foreigners yearly to our
natural native Increase of population need
not cause alarm so far as the demand upon
the food supply l Involved. The produo
tlve capabilities of the country can be In
creased many fold, and will respond to th
new demands. Whatever the futur cost
of living may be, nobody fears famine foe
Daughter Let me show you his lov
Kathsr-I'd rather se his pay envelope,
New Tork Sun.
Miss Fryte Tes, the French mak th
best mirrors. I recognls the fact every
time I look Into mine.
Mr. Dippy What a painful reflection on
the American artisans. Cleveland Plain
Whyte That concern was prettx waQ
smashed up, wasn't It T
Browne I should say It was I ' Bjonet
was appointed receiver last month, and h
told me yesterday that as yet he hadn't
found anything to recelv. BomervllU
"Tes, sir," the barber prattled, as h
shaved the patron, "llvln' Is mighty high
these idays. All kinds o' prices has gon
up so It's hard fur us worfcin'men to even
git enough to eat."
"Tes?" groaned the victim; "I Judge.,
however, that you find onlona cheap
enough. Philadelphia Catholic Standard.
"I don't know whether to Invest my
money in railroad or In whisky trust stock.
Which do you think would b betteiT"
"Oh, there can't be any question about
that. Whisky's stronger than water."
"Why don't you try the faith cure for
the discomfort of warm weather?"
"I have tried It. The thermometer doesn't
pay the slightest attention to It." Wash
"Well," said the girl's father, "from
my observation of that young man of yours
last night I speedily concluded that b was
"Of course," replied the girl, petulantly.
"It wa your persistent observation of him
that made him wild. He wanted you to
go away." Philadelphia Press.
"My husband Is such a generous man."
"Tes. I gave him a box of cigars for
hta birthday, and h only smoked on. H
gave the rest to hi friend." Philadelphia
Procastlnatlon had Just stolen an hour
"I'm only borrowing It," chuckled the old
thief, "and to show that I Intend to pay It
back I'll Just make a minute of It."
Which, as he afterward reflected, made It
really too small a matter to be worUa
remembering. Chicago Tribune.
AN AWFTL FATE DECREED.
Oh, men who write things for the press.
If I could catch and chain
Toe proofreader around th neck
Out on some sandy plain;
And called you all with arms to come
Clubs, pistols, guns and spears
Pray, what would you all do to him.
In spite of all his tears T
Forget the pistols, guns and spears.
Dear bard, they're much too tame;
And do not let his falling tears
Cut In upon the game.
'Tla best, by far. If you would kill,
To starv him half to death.
Then feed hlin "petted chicken" till
His body sheds Its breath.
Nor were this last a fitting death,
My friend and fellow dupe;
For then would canners take his breath
And make It into soup.
Go to, you-amateurlsh lot;
Tou must be full of drugs.
Just drop him In the metal pot
And watch him turn to slugs.
But, ah, while this may seem to yeu
To fit his dreadful crimes.
Much mischief still each slug may do
Through mangled prose and rhymes.
'Twere better far without delay
Each scientist agrees
To send him where those surgeons may
Correct his tendencies.
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