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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1906.
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Brown study. . - ' .
' Whttt tha , democratic party ot Ne
braska needs, above All things, is a
The latest' brand of triple X political
. pot rustlers will be known as the Dahl
man democracy. "
Chile will be awarded the palm over
California as a center, of seismic dis
turbances without being-compelled to
shake any longer.
In spite ot the' efforts ot Missouri,
North Carolina and Arkansas Senator
Tillman's state seems resolved to re
tain its lynching supremacy.
. tan Francisco is to hav a flve-mllllon-dollar
hotel! - Why Is ' not
Omaha big enough for a $600,000 ho
tel, or two 1600,000 hotels?
The democratic party now has an
Issue, the. Panamerlcan congress hav
ing resolved In favor of. an ultimate
universal gold standard of currency.
In declaring against "standard" life
Insurance policies the state commis
sioners must hav made themselves
popular with ; the lawyers tot some
time to com.
The necessity tor trooDs to guard
new town sites onxthe Shoshone reser
vation proves that the landseekert are
not all after farms and that some of
them ar after trouble.
The i business men of Omaha who
feel aggrieved over the loss which this
city will sustain by the outcome of the
senatorial contest had "better direct
their wrath at th Burlington Csar.
In surrendering crown lands to the
peasants th cur shows that he Is will
Ing to sacrifice something for his peo
ple on the iheorx of men who throw
the cargo overboard to save the ship
In deciding; that lynchers ar not
operating under "tie unwritten law"
In Missouri - Springfield Judge has
given that, ptate another shove on Its
way to- emerge front th ranks ot th
"solid south." -.'. V
In the present campaign the con
solentlous voter of Nebraska, to what
ever party h may belong, will not
Tot the straight ticket, . unless It
mad np ot straight men.
dog has had his day.-
Th most serious problem with
which th .Dahlman democracy
wrestling Just now fa th badge. Some
members Of th club Insist that
should be soup spoon and others per
sist la demanding a pi fork.
Ia ordering th adoption of re
formed'' spelling la all public docu
ments th president seems determined
not only to test his popularity la schol
astle circles to th. uttermost, but to
establish a record which must stand
unique for years ...,'..
The announcement that th Persian
constitution Is to be based on th laws
ot th Koran gives a new interest to
that book, this being the first attempt
to organise its followers In anything
hut an abssolnt monarchical form of
As General Oreely Is a major gen
era! his remarks anent reorgaatsatio
f th form of the army during peace
rannot be expected to meet th ap
proval of th men who desire to make
show ot earning their salaries at th
bead ot divisions
A BOOSKTKLT CAMPAIGN.
While President Roosevelt may not
personally take the stamp In the en
suing political contest, be has already
assumed an attitude and set in motion
Influences which will tell power
fully for his party, and will have
more effect than If a half dosen ordi
nary presidents were to occupy the
stump from beginning to end of a
campaign. The comment of the press,
and especially of the Independent
press, shows the profound impression
the president's letter to Congressman
Watson has made. One of the ablest
and most Influential of them, which
has been a trenchant crttlo of some
of the president's acts, enlarges upon
It "as a skillful campaign document"
and sums it up with the declaration
that "Mr. Roosevelt Is the republi
cans' biggest asset In the campaign."
The president's appeal at the very
threshhold of the contest, coupled with
the seal previously shown by him In
promoting and directing th plans of
th party organization, puts every
ounce of his lifting power under it
and Identifies his Interest as com
pletely with Its success as If ha were
today at the bead of the ticket. It is
an Irrelevant circumstance that there
Is within the party an element not In
sympathy with his purposes. But
that element is Incomparably smaller
and less potent today than It was -two
years ago or at tha beginning of the
late session of congress. And he Ir
reslstingly demonstrates, by specific
citation of the actual record, how,
backed by the dominant forces of the
party, he has verily been accomplish
ing the reforms demanded and how
he will be able to continue the work
it only the people sustain him in the
coming congressional elections, as they
did two years ago.
In short, it Is a Roosevelt compalgii,
and making it such is the president's
great contribution on behalf ot the
THfC CUBAN INSURRECTION.
The Insurrection in Cuba necessarily
excites deep Interest In this country
because It belongs ts the kind of In
ternal disturbances which were an
ticipated at the time the Cuban gov
ernment was organized on a basis of
independence of Spain, It was the
probability of civil commotions, ac
knowledged by Intelligent' Cubans as
well as foreseen by Americans, that
caused a treaty settlement ratified In
the constitution , of the island repub
lic, whereby the United States gov
ernment, reserved the right to Inter
vene if at any time It should be neces
sary to restore order and protect our
own Interests as well as those of other
nations In Cuba.
Military Intervention, of course, will
not be resorted to for any light cause
or except as a last resort, and there Is
reason' to hope that the Cuban govern
ment, wjll be able speedily to suppress
armed ' outbreak In every quarter.
There seems to be no substantial 'oc
casion Jot rebellion, -and nothing
mora involved than the effect upon
Ignorant ' classes of the plottlngs of
restless spirits who for a century, un
der Spanish misrule, had become
schooled to resistance of authority in
ihe form of ' guerilla and predatory
exploits and who are not' easily sub
jected to the yoke, even of salutary
authority. So far, at least, there has
been no evidence of discontent with
the government among the better and
more substantial classes, nor of any
serious reasons why there should be.
It will be infinitely preferable on
every score If they, unaided by inter
vention ot our government, which In
evitably would involve many embar
rassing complications, shall bye able to
maintain stable government and sum
marily suppress disorder and Irra
tional Insurrection. .
Th mere tact, however', that revolu
tionary bands have been gathered and
put In motion by malcontent chiefs
and disappointed local politicians In
volves danger under the, conditions
which exist In Cuba, and there must
remain for many years, until its peo
ple are confirmed In the habit of wise
self-government, the possibility of
trouble that would require American
Intervention. v '
A WORD TO THE CITT COUNCIL.
When the legislature Increased tho
number of councilman from nine to
twelve and raised the pay of Its mem
bers from $000 to $1,600 a year It was
confidently expected thst our mu
nicipal affairs would be managed with
greater efficiency and economy. Thus
far the experience with the new coun
cil has, however, been a most lamenta
ble disappointment. The new council
has been In full control of municipal
affairs for more than three months,
but Its entire time has been taken up
with a disgraceful squabble over city
patronage and a deliberate attempt to
turn the city over to the tender mer
cies' of contractors on yubllc works.
In the meantime public Improve
ments hav been at a' standstill and as
phalt paved streets have been left to
decay and the tew paicnes that have
been mended will have to be re'
patched next year because the mu
nlclpal paving plant has been dellber
ately placed in charge ot men said to
b Incompetent to do the work. There
seems to be. In fact, an avowed deter
mlnatlon on th part of certain coun
cilmen, manifestly acting for th pav
Ing contractors, to dispense -with the
us of th plant altogether under pre
tense that It cannot be successfully
operated by this city, although It has
proved a success , as well as a great
saving In Detroit. . i. . .
Th question naturally presents It
self, whether the council will continue
la defiance ot public sentiment to
block all further Improvements for th
remainder of th season; to. pay oft
their political debts - and . make good
Jth money contributions-Istq th city
campaign to th detriment ot the city.
Will the council persist la forcing the
taxpayers of Omaha to organise a
movement for self-protection and In
voke the power of the courts to put a
stop to th shameless sacrifice of the
taxpayers' Interests? This Is not a
question of politics, but ot good gov
ernment. To the taxpayer it does not
matter whether the grafter Is a demo
crat or a republican. All gratters
look alike to him.
We violate no confidence In saying
that the patience of our citlsens Is
very nearly exhausted and unless the
council stops quarreling over spoils
and playing horse over public Im
provements a popular indignation will
manifest itself In a way to remind us
of the memorable Holly water works
fight In the early '80s and the revolt
against the gang of municipal grafters
who sought to put a fifty-year gas
franchise through the council twelve
years ago In spite of popular remon
strance and court Injunctions.
RAILROAD DIVIDENDS AND CHARGES.
The declaration of Increased divi
dends on enormously Inflated railroad
capitalisations is sure to Impress pub
lic attention profoundly. If such div
idends are Justified by earnings, then
the rates which produce such earnings
are not justified. It has been a favor
ite assertion by railroad special plead
ers during recent months that there
was no complaint of excessive trans
portation charges against the public.
This was not true, for there have been
such complaints, and not only have
there been innumerable specifications,
but the evidence has accumulated ot a
positive advance of rates upon the
whole during the last few years.
The power to fix rates has JuBt been
conferred upon a government agency,
and while Indeed one great purpose
was to equalize rates and abolish
wrongful discriminations between
shippers, classes and localities, there
was also back ot it the deepening im
pression that rates in general were too
high. That Impression cannot but be
confirmed by enormous distributions of
earnings on stock Issues out of all pro
portion to actual Investment.
Candidates for the legislature who
have been pass holders before they
were nominated and sent back their
pasteboards with a blare of trumpets
a la Mickey's partner cannot be de
pended upon to give the people release
from corporate exaction. In a nut
shell beware of turncoats and fake re-
Up to the date ot his nomination for
secretary of state by the republican
convention Representative Junkln was
held up as a model anti-monopoly and
antl-trusi lawmaker, but he Is now
caricatured by the great organ of
democracy as "One Junkln, Prairie
Candidate Hitchcock 1b not making
votes for himself in plctorlally recall
lng the Tom Major's Incident Some
democrats In these parts have not for
gotten or forgiven the Hitchcock dou
ble X t $ $ deal to elect the white cap
corporation candidate. '
The Corn Products company has
offered to pay the fines of all manufac
turers which have used its glucose
containing sulphur dioxide. Here is
an excellent opportunity for some peo
ple to get rebates not. denounced by
The state fair managers assert that
the space Is all gone In the Nebraska
state exposition buildings. Perhaps
they are carrying a few rods of select
space in reserve up their sleeves for
customers willing to pay the premium.
The comparison Instituted by the
World-Herald between Sheldon and
Shallenberger suggests the question
whether the Burlington has not re
cently acquired an Interest In that
"Great and Good" religious daily. v
Colonel Bryan's "staying powers"
as an orator are well known, but his
most ardent admirers would probably
tremble for tbem should he accept the
Invitation of that Cincinnati socialist
for a series of joint debates.
Boiled down, th president's letter con
veys the advice, "Don't swap horse while
crossing a stream, especially when the other
shore Is so near."
A Brown Study,
This country spent $81,000,000 for coffee
last year. The figure would be still more
Interesting If we were Informed how muoh
genuine coffee this sum paid for.
A Difference In Signal.
Th only difference between th Russian
anarchists and other burglar seem to
b that th Russian raise a red flag when
they ar about to loot a bank or a saloon
Cohesive power of PI.
Philadelphia Record. ,
Th fusion of democrats and populists
In Nebraska was only effected on a basis
of common hunger. They are In aocord
In wanting th office, and having dickered
first, afterward fused.
Thanderlag In the Indes.
. Boston Globe.
One hear a good deal about the "fiery
southern blood," but down in Georgia for
the last thre months they hav been call
Ing each other everything that la bad In
the gubernatorial campaign and there has
been no sign of any gentleman making a
move toward his hip pocket. Is our boasted
Pot an Kettle at It.
Pot and kettle ar at It hi New York
wher Jerom and Hearst ar sxchanains
compliment and Incidentally bidding for
the suffrage of th democrat and political
nondescripts who constitute th opposition
to the republican party. Th Jerom de
lgnatton of Hearst as a person "Intellectu
ally sterile" la not only pungent, but ac
curate. As Hearst do hi thinking and
writing by proxy, ws shall hav to await
th Inspiration ot u ot his mreaarls
for th Hear designation of Jerome. Th
beauty of th Situation I to b found In th
fact that whatever either says of th other
la pretty sur to b true.
A reeling Tea eh.
It Is to be booed that when th Bryan
reception committee Invited' Tom Taggart
to contribute to th fund they carefuUy
refrained from putting It In th form ot
a request to "chip In."
Proflta Mark the Prophet.
If railroad rate legislation ha crippled
th railway th managers and owner
don't seem to be aware of It. Their roads
ar doing more bualn than ever, and
railway aharea are booming.
Disposed to Pencefnlness.
St. Louis Republic
Japan Is Inclined to make an amicable
settlement of th trouble that arose over
the killing of several subject who were
poaching Unci Sam's scab. Th Mikado
evidently doesnt want to ruffle th feather
of th American eagle.
Th Era of Harmoav.
Now that Emperor William and King Ed
ward have kissed and made up; now that
Senator Piatt and Chairman Odell have
fallen Into each other's arms; now that
Leader Murphy and Editor Hearst speak
as they pass by; now all would be sweet
ness and light if President Roosevelt and
Senator Tillman only would drop the big
stick and th pitchfork and rub noses.
Imperial Region Now Able to D It
St Loul Globe-Democrat.
On of th reason for the strength In
the general business situation at this time
Is th west's growing ability to finance its
larger business transactions. This year's
crop moving will be don by western money
to a larger extent than ever before. Th
aggregate crop yield of 1906 will apparently
be greater than la ahy previous year, and
th west will handle the work Itself, with
but very little aid from New York.
Her I on of the cause ot the advanc
ing movement In stocks. The railroads are
bound to be kept busy throughout the sea
son, which Is a factor that Is calculated
to send railway shares up. Th west Is
In the market as a buyer of shares, not
necessarily for speculative purposes, but
to hold as an Investment A lan - oro por
tion of the stocks which are belt .sought
these days are bought outright, with the
Intention of keeping them among the re
serve assets of the purchaser. This factor
will naturally make the market strong
and steady. Less of this year's aggregate
crop will be rushed to th market In the
beginning, apparently, than has been seen
In some year. The expectation of a
Steady demand at high prices I likely to
keep back, for the moment, much of the
grain which In former year was thrown
upon th market Just as soon as It was
Moreover, th west Is consuming more
of Its own crops than ever before. Under
that wise republican policy which has
planted the factory beside the farm, the
west Is being dotted with mills of all sorts.
The center of manufacture la following the
population center In its westward march.
Right at his own door the western farmer
ha a market now for much of his produce,
and this gives blm an Independence which
was lacking In the old days. The west Is
getting rich. Its mortgages on its farms
and other property are being paid off at a
rate undreamed of 'during the days of In
Industrial stagnation and general des
pondency In Cleveland's second term as
president. Republican prosperity Is experi
enced by the west i In - a direct and
emphatic way In 19SSV and this Is not only
helping th stork market,- but It Is strength
enlng the general , business situation
throughout the country.
MARCHISQ THROUGH GEORGIA.
Hole Smith Distance Clark Howell
In n Hot Race.
The warmest polltlcnl flght pulled off In
Georgia In recent year was brought to a
close In the primaries, last Wednesday. A
tremendous amount of Ink was shed by
the rivals in the rate for governor Clnrk
Howell of the Attanta Constitution and
Hoke Smith, former owner of the Atlan'a
Journal and member of President Cleve
land's cabinet. Threats of riots and duel
mutterlngs were, heard, but no gore worth
spilling was split. The only deed of vio
lence recorded was the tremendous Jolt
which Smith gave Howell. Smith carried
two-thirds of the counties of the state and
has a riveted cinch on the nomination for
Until Mrs. Hoke Smith took a hand In
the campaign for governor It was generally
believed that Clark Howell, editor of the
Atlanta Constitution, would have little op
position for the nomination. Mr. Howell
baa been a leader In the Georgia democ
racy for years and during those year he
has also been the enemy of Hok Smith.
Mr. Binl.h, unlil a few yvtru ago, owned
the Atlanta Journal and the Journal and
Constitution had many aharp personal tilts.
The Journal, wishing to prevent the Con
stitution's editor from 'becoming governor,
began to. boom Hoke Smith for governor
about a year ago. Mr. Howell heard of the
Journal's move. In an Interview he said
that Mr. Smith was politically dead and
dared blm to become a candidate. Mr.
Smith made no reply. ' He did not wish to
lose time from hlj law office.
But Mrs. Smith was not so docile under
the lash. She I from the famous Cobb
family, which has never tired of fighting,
and she Insisted that her husband take up
the dare of Mr. Howell.
"You owe It to ma and my children to
enter th race and make Clark Howell
sorry he gave out that Interview," she
The Smith children sided with their
mother and Hoke Smith announced - his
candidacy a year ago.
But what about a platform? Mrs. Smith's
desire to humiliate Clark Howell wouldn't
do for a plea for democratic support. Mr.
Smith and the Journal at last hit upon
opposition to "the railroad domination of
tha Georgia democracy" and this became
the main plank. Then Mr. Smith decided
to supplement this with advocacy of the
disfranchisement of Georgia negroes. This
pleased the democrats and won over Tom
Watson, the Georgia populist.
But this gave Clark Howell a chance to
attack Mr. Smith's sincerity. As secretary
of th Interior In Cleveland's cabinet Hoke
Smith wSa a leading opponent of free silver
and populism. He also gave many good
Job to negroes. Now he was hand-in-hand
with Thomas Watson, a rampant free
silver advocate and a populist. He was
also pretending to be th bitter enemy of
Mr. Howell's plea to. the democrats was
that Georgia ts prosperous and needed no
change In "railway domination" and that
the disfranchisement of the negroes would
be fraudulent and might result In mora
negroes seeking education.
Then, too, Mr. Smith la an advocate of
temperance and is prominent In church
work, yet h owns th Piedmont hotel In
Atlanta, In which Is located th finest bar
and the best cocktail mixer In all Georgia,
And In the bar room Is a fountain. In which
a sculptured Venus, clad only In a bunch
of grape, stands. Th prohibitionist and
church worker of th state; through the
Atlanta Constitution, have heard all about
th bar room, the cocktail and th grape
clad Venus, the "Gal in to Fountain," a
it la called. Th campaign between Mr,
Smith end Mr. HowcU aas beca vary blttar.
OTHER LARDS THAU OCRS.
Marquis d Fontenoy Is authority for
the story that Emperor William a few
year ago caused s most searching Investi
gation to be rnad Into th ownership and
editorship of all the Important newspapers
In Germany and also abroad. II was not
content with obtaining Information con
cerning th Intellectual capacity, the at
tainments, the financial status and th
private life of these men and about th
Influence by which they were swayed, but
sought similar data concerning the writers
ot all th article brought to his attention
In th Teuton and foreign press. All kinds
of device were employed to obtain the
particulars, many of which were secured
through military Intervention, that Is to
say, through officers of the reserve, whs.
though engaged In civil pursuits, are
nevertheless still subject to military obedi
ence and discretion.
There are few people engaged In th
newspaper profsslon, whether a owners,
as editors or as managers, who, thanks to
this elaborate Investigation carried on
through a number of years, since the end
of 189S, possess such an extraordinary
range of Information1 concerning news
paper men as the kaiser, and It will doubt
less astonish many Journalists In this coun
try, particularly those who have had oc
casion to write about him and about his
empire, to know that William II has filed
Sway In his splendid system of card in
dexes all kinds of data concerning them,
even to the else of their families and of
Norway Is now having Its first general
election since It became an entirely Inde
pendent kingdom for a new Storthing,
which Is to meet on October 11. They
began on August t and will continue until
August 26, and then there will be. If neces
sary, supplementary election on Septem
ber 9 for securing absolute majorities In
such districts aa may have given nothing
but pluralities In the first elections. In
general the electorate is divided Into two
major parties, the conservative and the
liberal, known In the Storthing as the right
and the left. These existed In much tho
same form before the separation from
Sweden. Most of the liberal ar Inclined
toward granting full suffrage to women on
the same terms aa to men, and most of th
conservatives ar opposed to it. The lib
erals also favor a system of state Insur
ance against disabling infirmities, which
the conservatives regard a of doubtful
practicability. A third' difference, In whlcn
perhaps mor interest la taken than In
either of tha others, is over the matter of
language.' The' liberals largely favor tho
official adoption of th "Maal," or popu
lar vernacular of Norway, while the con
servatives uphold th use f th literary
language, which I really of Danish origin.
Th appak!ng destttatlon existing among
the masses la Englaad, which has been em
phasized by the hunger parades In London
and by the investigations of Charles Booth
and others, lends, a fore and significance
which cannot be evaded to th contention of
th English laborltes that the present In
dustrial system In England should be rad
ically reformed. "For It should go without
saying, declares the Scientific American,
that there must be something fundamentally-wrong
hi a system under whloh
a country rich, strong and prosperous -as
England is today should at the same time
have millions ot Its people on the verge of
starvation. About 884.000 persona recelvtd
poor law relief In England last year, while
in addition to this great army of paupers
more than twice as many more persons
were estimated to be in actual need of the
necessities of life.
In view of this situation, on can sym
pathise with the argumenta of Kler Hardle,
the labor leader, when he appeared before
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the new
prim minister, recently, to urge th adop
tion of old age pensions. ' He, was teW that
there was no money with which to pay
such pensions. Mr. Hardle' declared that
th excuse of no money had been made
twelve years ago; that In th Interval the
government's expenditure had advanced to
nearly tmOOO.000 a year, half of which
went . In "wasteful expenditure on the
army and navy." The total extra cost of
providing pensions for the aged poor la
estimated at from $50,000,000 to $60,000,000.
8! nee 1895, however, protested Mr. Hardle,
$1,600,000,000 has been "squandered on a
war which did no one good except the con
tractors." England's outlay for th current
year on Its navy alone Is over $300,000,000,
one great warship, the Dreadnaught, hav
ing cost nearly $10.000.0000. All this, while
pauperism Increases and million suffer for
want of food and clothing. It Is this sense
less and criminal extravagance In the di
rection of Increasing ' wsr expenditures
which Is recruiting the ranks of socialism
In every civilised country. In France,
Germany, Italy, Belgium and England rep
resentatives of the worklngmen are making
the stoutest opposition to increased arma
ments, because the sorest burdens of war
always fall oYi worklngmen.
L Temps of Paris publishes sn article
by General Langlols, the well known sena
tor and military critic. In which he says
and affirms that he speaks with authority
that the Idea of a military alliance be
tween Holland and Belgium, proposed In
ISftO without success, is again being se
riously considered. .
He points out that, divided, Holland and
Belgium stand to be crushed out of com
mercial existence by the great protection
ist powers, whereas by Joining forces they
may survive. Both countries ar faced by
a common danger In the expansion of
Germany. They are doomed, Belgium first,
to be swallowed In the Teutonic Zollver-
eln, to begin with, Snd In the Teutonic
empire afterward, unless they Join forces
to offer greater resistance.
Belgium, General Langlols says. Is ready
now to discuss the terms of a complete
economic and military alliance, but Hol
land desires to lead up to It by an agree
ment on certain points namely, the unifi
cation and reduction of postal and tele
graphic services, the establishment of a
common railway tariff, and the enactment
of certain Judicial and economic measures
whereby the decisions of the courts of law
will he valid In both countries. The hours
of labor and the monetary system will be
the same, and Industrial legislation similar.
Continental publicists, especially M. Ana
tole Leroy-Beaulleu. think that th new
Russian premier, M. Stolypln, may yet
save the situation tn Russia and some
remnant of autocratic power If he will
only advise the csar that the present
policy cannot succeed, and Induce him to
ask for the help of the moderate reformers
and to reassemble the Duma without an
M. Stolypln Is rrgsrded by those who
know him ss the strongest man who bas
yet guided Russian affair. He Is a great
traveler, especially In his own country.
and knows the people thoroughly. On one
ores slnn he was trlstaken for a police srV.
"d was nesrly killed bv some Infuriated
vt11as-rs who were shielding a reprobate.
One of his most humnrlous sdventitres.
however, took plae In Frsnc. Hs saw a
French reagent flnvlng some rattle up
the road and asked him If he wss taking
them to market, and If o whit prfe per
hsd they would realise. The peasant re.
toted that be evpected T lnuls a heed
., totrniftd the othr. "If you drove
them eight ymlles on to M. (Mentioning
ferrous msrket twn, you would get 1
louts." The pant looked up and smiled
Then he pointed to a large lake near at
hand, "and If you took that IsV to nnrrs
tnry y'i would get a frans a drop," be
You must have had 60 at least!
What? Only 40? Then it must be
your gray hair. Aycr's Hair Vigor
stops these frequent birthdays. It gives
all the early, deep, rich color to gray
hair, checks falling hair, and keeps
the scalp healthy.
The best kind of a testimonial-
"Sold for over sixty years."
. Vast by a I. O. Aye Oe., Lewell. Mas.
Ale SfaaaAMtarers of
ITWf B AUSAMirrtXA Ff ts Sleet. STIR'S PILLtWFor eessttastlea,
AYKB'S CURRY PBCTOBAL-For Cmfks. ATM'SaODICDRS-FwsuOarUaslafns.
GREAT DEMAND FOR LABOR.
Snpnlr Lag Behind th Needs of the
Some weeks ago It waa the southwest in
particular that was crying for "help" In
th form of farm labor. Thera waa need
of lOu.000 men, and good wages were of
fered; but owing to the equally great and
steadier demand for laborer on the part
of manufacturers, railroad contractors and
th public works departments of our muni
cipalities the farmers of the southwest
wer having th greatest difficulty In In
ducing va newly arrived aliens to re
spond to their appeals. It waa further re
ported at the time that contractors who
war offering $1.M a day were returning
from New York "empty-handed."
Since then th demand for farm and fac
tory "help1' has continued, and It has not
been satisfied. In spite of the recent heavy
immigration. Scarcity has been the rule.
Even In the Interior of New York snd In
New England -"hands", have been hard to
get. It would aeem, however, that of
all employers of labor the great ralroads
of the ast ought to have the least diffi
culty In obtaining all the help needed oy
them. Yet, according to a dispatch from
Pittsburg, even the roads that enter that
city "are in sore strait for men." Ad
vertisements have been appearing tn all the
local papera for men to fill positions aa
brakemen, conductors, etc., and wages havt
been raised. - The age limit that was es
tablished last year, and that excited so
much Indignant opposition among work
men, has been rsised by some lines snd
wiped out entirely by others.
Ther has been no "dull period" in tho
business of the railroads this year, but,
busy as the carriers are, they must look
upon their present activitiee as s holiday
task beside the atraln on their resources
that the fall rush of freight traffic and the
moving of the bountiful crop will entail
on all of ' them east, ' west, north and
Th extraordinary demand for labor of all
kinds at wages ss high. If ' not " higher, '
than any ever paid In th United States,
Is reflected In th growth of our savings
banks deposits and In ' the nuge amounts
sent by Immigrants for investment or In
th wsy of aid to tbelr respective home
countries. Last year mere were $,000,000
Individual depositors in th savings banks
of th country, and th total holdings of
these Institutions reached $3,20,000,000.
Roger Sullivan Insisted on harmony and
fought for It Also declined to resign.
Roger is a thoroughbred democrat
Orange Is the first of New Jersey cities
to go Into the business of municipal light
ingits city council hsvlng Just voted
unanimously to construct a public electric
There was an election In Denver last Bay
and the count isn't completed yet. One
election Is stretched until the next on
come on. Otherwise the residents would
Mr. Bryan's trestment In Illinois Is sim
ilar to that of the English statesman who,
on being "promoted" from the house of
commons to the house of lords, described
th process ss being kicked upstairs.
A singular freak of Pennsylvania life Is
the effigy of Senator Quay's face adorning
the door of Ihe state cepltol, which was
built for less than the money appropriated.
The hand that rocked the plum tree s a
vanished one, surely.
Regarding third term for President Roose
velt, Congressman Longworth la reported
from Cincinnati: "No possible combination
of circumstances could arise which would
lead him to accept another term. His mind
is settled and Irrevoable on that matter."
On the heels of the announcement that
Senator Bailey spent only $41.80 In secur
ing a renomlnatlon comes the news that
Congressman Burleson spent only $5 cents
for the same purpose. The Texans are in
danger of being regarded as a cheap lot.
Don't fret, forget the weather and
avoid the sunEat little and drink mod-.
erately , of water. Avoid heavy meats
But above all-DRXSS IN COOL CLOTHES and
have them fit Thin Coats Trousers
Shirts Underwear Neckwear Hats
and other accessories all at your service.
We offer you comfort at modest prices.
It's nearing the time to prepare
that boy for school We've
everything for him.
Browning, King & Co
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
REVISION SENTIMENT GROWS.
Small Comfort for Hardshell
There Is small comfort for th hardshell
stand-patters of the republican party In
President Roosevelt's Watson letter. Th
president has been advertised Of late as a
stand-pat prophet of the most reactionary
type. But this is what he says:
It would be to the last degree foolish
to obtain here and there a small benefit at
the cost ef general business depression,
but whenever a given rate or schedule be
eomes evidently disadvantageous to th
fiatloa, because of the changes which go on
from year to year In our conditions.
It will be done, while a general reunion of
the rates and schedules will be undertaken
whenever It shall appear to the sober busi
ness sense of our people that th revision
will do moro good than harm.
This declaration of Mr. Roosevelt for an
adjustment of unjust or unwlae schedules
Is made more significant by the recent ds.
tinct drift of republican sentiment towards
revision. Senator Shelby M. Cultom, winner
In a bitter fight for a return to the senate
from Illinois, has within the week declared
boldly for tariff revision, Elmer Dover of
Ohio has taken the same position. Gov
ernor Cummins of Iowa, pledged to revi
sion, has triumphed in his state convention
and the republicans of Massachusetts are
preparing to flght their state campaign with
a revisionist candidate for governor.
The signs of the times are not difficult of
Interpretation. The trite and traditional
gentleman who runs may read.
" 'Tis odd," mused the social philosopher.
"What's odi?" Inquired his practical
"That when we ask a photographer If he
can make a good picture, we want always
to be answered with his negative." Balti
Flnnegan My I but he do love to heal
himself talk, don't he?
Flanagan He do. Faith, if he had thl
habit o' talkin' in his sleep h'd set up all
night to listen and applaud. Philadelphia
Ledger " :.-TP ! '..'
"I see that King Edward took a friendly
tip on Pacific railway stocks and mad
"That's all right. But I hope the tlm
won't come when Ed will have to hy
pothecate the crown In order to aav hll
margins.'VCleveland Plain Dealer.
"Does that man really believe all hi
"Believe It!" echoed Senator Sorghum,
"why he doesn't even understand It."
"Weren't you surprised to learn thai
Molly Wellon Is going to marry Web Wex
ley? I thought she had her eye on Tom
"I think she had, but Web pretiented
himself first, and she took him as a sort
of fielder's choice." Chicago Tribune.
NOBODY BIT FATHER.
Nobody knows the money it takes
To keep the home together;
Nobodv knows of the debt it makes.
Nobody knows but father.
Nobody's told that the boys need shoes
And girls' hat with a feather:
Nobody else old clothes must choose.
Nobody only father.
Nobody hears that the coal and wood
And flour's out together;
Nobodv else must make them good.
Nobody only father.
Nobody's hsnd In the pocket goes
Bo often, wondering whether
There's any end to the wants of those
Dependent only father.
Nobodv think whets the money will com
To pay the bills ttat gather;
Nobody fells so and glum;
Nobody only fatl sr. v .
Nobody tries so ha d to lay
lTp something for bad weather.
And runs behind, fa what he may.
Nobody only fa'.ner. (
Nobody comes from the world's cruel storm
To meet dear ones who gather
Around with loving welcome warm.
Nobody does but father.
Nobody knows of the home life pure.
Watched over by a mother.
Where rest snd bliss sre all secure
Nobody can but father.
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