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WHEN OIT OK TOWS.
Sabscrlbera leaving; the city tem
porarily should haTt The Bee
mailed to theia. Addreaa will ha
chaaged as oftea as reqaesied.
' Candidate Hearst Is making hU cam
paign in a, anowBtorm, but will know
mora about nrrost" in November.
United States senators laying plans
'.o antagonize ' Senator LaFollette
ihould remember that kites rise
igalnst the wind.
The campaign in Kansas has reached
the "supplement" stages In the news
papers. Anonymous circulars may be
expected next week.
Residents ot the Isle of Pines may
be permitted to become dizzy when
they try to figure out their status un
der existing conditions In Cuba.
If that Ohio oil inspector testifying
in the conspiracy case followed certain
fualon precedents In Nebraska a lively
cross-examination would be possible.
, Lincoln nlmroda are pushing their truitjr
hot guns. Lincoln Star.
Also pushing their trusty passes to
the limit before the anti-pass laws
compel the railroads to cut them off.
Premier Stolypin - has apparently
grasped the eternal political truth
that no country Is safe, when secret
organizations obtain Irresponsible
Out of 977 prisoners in the Leaven
worth penitentiary, but 400 have at
tended any grade ot the public schools.
These figures should be interesting to
thosa, who denounce the school sys
tem as Immoral.
The political pot may bubble after
awhile, but Just at present almost any
subject will distract the voters' at
tention from the spellbinder a ad the
foot hall season opens before the base
ball games are ended.
The publication ot von Hohenjohe's
"Recollections" has afforded Emperor
William an opportunity to give the
royal version of Bismarck's retirement
from public life, .but historians are riot
bound to accept the kalser'a statement.
The statement that the defaulting
Cuban banker - waa a close friend of
President Castro ot Venezuela may
Indicate that ha Imagined he was only
foraging on the enemy when he de
camped with a million American dol
lars. Colonel Bryan's atatement that a
democratic and an aristocratic party
will always exist may pass unques
tioned with the qualification that the
real democracy of a party as ot a man
must he judged by actions rather than
That plucky Douglas county farmer
who refused a bribe of $1,400 from a
captured burglar for bis release is go
ing after the money now In a civil suit
based upon injuries inflicted by his
prisoner. He ought to have it as a
reward Inatead of as damages.
King Ak-Sar-Ben's chancellor of the
exchequer will soon make aa official
exhibit of the royal revenues and ex
penditures for the fiscal year just
Closed..- It goes without saying that
the prosperity of the kingdom ot Qui
vers will be reflected In the royal bank
Before arraigning the police force
for permuting suspicious characters to
make Qmaba 4 bang-out. a little at
untlon should ba paid to our new
aemocrauc mayor wno oas been grant
Ing pardons right and left to nearly
very oae whose conviction the police
have secured la the police court.
a 17 ilboa d as rttiif trrrr.it.
Proceedings brought In the United
States court by thr Wisconsin Cen
tral against five of the western
roads haying lines lu Wisconsin
for violation rot the frre pass
prohibition In the new national rate
law furnish both a novel and a hopeful
lpn for the enforcement of this legis
lation. All the roads Involved in this
fase had accepted the unanimous opio-
ion of their attorneys that the grant-
Ing of free passes to land and In. ml
gratlon agents would be a plain viola
tion, not- only of the free pass pro
vision, but also of the prohibition
gainst discriminations, and had
agreed to issue no such passes. Here
tofore, when one road riolated a legal
requirement, its competitors, to pre
vent harm to themselves, have ordi
narily commlttjed the same offense In
stead of prosecuting the offender to
compel obedience to tne law, and in
thla rase, in spite of tVir agreement,
first one road and then another be
gan to issue passes to land immigra
tion agents. The Wisconsin Central,
I however, ia making a show of stand
ing out against the passes and appar
ently seeking protection against its
law-breaktng competitors by enforce
ment of the penalties at Its own suit.
Of course It is possible that this la
simply a piece of friendly litigation by
agreement among the roads to get the
law emasculated by the courts or to
get at least a Judicial Interpretation
on which they might rely, but even
thus the situation would Indicate a
change of attitude from the customary
law defiance formerly indulged by
the railroad representatives.
The maximum penalty for each of
fense charged ia a f 5,000 fine, or two
years' Imprisonment, cr both, and also
the swifter protection by Injunction.
Not only la the law ampler and se
verer, but there is also now a
vitalizing public sentiment, perme
ating courts and Juries and prose
cuting officers. But in no point has
the situation so significantly changed
as in that whereby selfish railroad ln-1
l terest may be united to public inter
est for the enforcement of regulutory
THB VASAL ASD PRIVATE PKOFl T.
If the Panama canal Is constructed
by private contract, there will cer
tainly have to be private profit, and
that profit will have to bo proportioned
to the peculiar risks Involved in cli
matic and other special conditions, in
cluding the risk of governmental inter
ference. But the consideration in
favor of contract is the hope. In spite
of private profit, to make the work
cheaper and more expeditious than If
attempted by the government directly.
The one thing that the public Is inter
ested in is to have the work thus
done and that the private profit, what
ever it Is, shall be honest, a point as to
which the original complications with
the subsidized Pacific railroads still
causes no small sensitiveness.
The tendency in all greal public
works like the Chicago drainage canal
and harbor Improvements Is to secure
to the public by private contracts the
benefit of the incentive which the
chance of profit Imparts. The great
safeguard developed to secure honesty
is the agreement between government
and contractor on actual cost, the per
centage of profit on that basis being
fixed by competition, as notably illus
trated in the Chicago drainage work,
Is to be employed In the Panama en
terprise. Of course such a safeguard
ia not infallible, but like any fortifica
tion depends upon Its defenders. Its
very conditions, however, repel dis
honest and irresponsible contractors,
who will have no doubt of the pur
pose and ability of the Roosevelt ad
ministration to enforce the contract
and protect the public Interest.
It Is noteworthy how universal la the
consensus of competent opinions that
the government has hit upon the most
feasible plan of securing the propelling
forces of enterprise with the security
of pubMc supervision.
MURK APOLOOr AND WORSK.
Apparently unable to satisfy himself
or to he sure that he has satisfied the
public with reiterated apologies for
his policy of mixed national and state
ownership of all railroads, Mr. Bryan
again returns in his organ, The Com
moner, to the distressing subject.
elaborating the staple excuse that la
proclaiming that proposition he was
'not attempting to force the issue
upon the party," but with this ex
plicit further point, namely, that he
"bad become convinced of the futility
of railroad regulation," and that he
"announced that conclusion two years
ago." The addendum, however, from
the standpoint of consistency, would
eeem rather to strengthen the univer
sal Interpretation that at the New York
home coming reception, which was
planned expressly as an opportunity
tor Mr. Bryan to utter authoritatively
bla and bis party's program, national
and state ownership was announced as
a definite political aim. For It be had
become convinced aa long aa two years
ago and In the ' meantime con
firmed In the conviction ot the futility
of regulation, upon which President
Roosevelt has fairly entered with
plans running over a series of years,
both duty and opportunity combined
tor him at New York to declare as the
staged party leader the true public
policy, aa his studied language and all
the Implications of the occasion Indi
cate he actually undertook to do.
That utterance and the subsequent
apologies for It nevertheless should
serve the useful purpose of warning
the people, whose spirit and intent
President Roosevelt so signally repre
sents In hla sincere and arduous ef
fort to Insure equal transportation
rights through national regulation, o'
the futility and peril ot trusting the
direction of affairs to any party in
which Mr. Brian has dictatorial Influ
ence. He la convinced, he now sol
emnly asseverates, aa he has been for
two years, that this undertaking of
the American people under the Roose
velt leadership is foredoomed to fail
ure, a belief absolutely incompatible
with effective co-operation as a minor
ity party to make It a success, and
more dangerous if Mr. Bryan should
become president and his party gain
control of congress or cither branch
The supporters of the president and
the public who believe in the adequacy
of regulation recognize the imperfec
tions of the new rate law and the need
of progressive legislation, as well as
of unflinching and sympathetic pres
sure in the executive department to
enforce the policy. But an administra
tion convinced of Its futility would be
Incapable of supplying these con
ditions, and Its influence would Inevit
ably be fatal to success.
In short, Mr. Bryan, In the predica
ment In which he has placed himself,
either by faulty leadership or by mis
conception of bis own relation, or by
both, startlingly betrays how far be Is
out of line with serious American con:
victlon on this paramount issue. Hav
ing long ago reached the same con
clusion as the corporation opponents
of regulation themselves so loudly
professed, yet unlike many of them
who have now been forced to submit,
he Insists on declaring regulation a
failure before It is tried, as If only to
keep, himself In the opposition.
COH ELL FOR RAILWAY VOMMISSIOSSR
The Bee haa yet to see from any
source the first criticism or objectiou
to the candidacy of Robert Cowell on
the republican ticket for state railway
commissioner. On the contrary, ex
pressions are everywhere heard that
Mr. Cowell is the moat ideal man for
the place and should by rights be
elected without dissent.
Robert Cowell Is now a member of
a substantial retail mercantile estab
lishment In Omaha. Prior to entering
the retail business he had for years
been engaged with the same associates
in the wholesale business in this city.
He is clear-headed, Independent, well
versed iu business affairs, familiar
with the relations between railroads
and shippers, and, best of all, free
from corporation strings.
- As railway commissioner Mr. Cowell
can be implicitly connted on to see to
It that every one who appears before
the commission either aa complainant
or as defendant gets a square deal
no more, no less. Although Identified
with the commercial Interests of
Omaha he is broad enough and far
seeing enough to know, that Omaha
cannot gain any permanent advantage
at the expense of any other part of the
state, and that every other city and
commercial center in Nebraska la en
titled equally with Omaha to the ben
efit of Its geographical position with
out unjust discrimination at the hands
ot the railroads.
Mr. Cowell, furthermore, Is abso
lutely fearless In the performance of
duty. He will not be "stampeded"
either by corporate dictation or by
popular clamor. Whatever official re
sponsibilities may be devolved upon
the commission when It is created, he
will discharge them without fear or
favor. In a word, be Is just the kind
of a man the people ot Nebraska need
to represent them In dealing with the
Intricate railway problems confronting
them and our only regret is that three
men exactly like him are not running
for the office.
It takes decided nerve for demo
cratic orators and organs In Nebraska
to charge the republicans with failing
to live up to the letter of previous
platform pledges. The democrats in
combination with the populists, flaunt
ing themselves as the "allied reform
forces," had complete control ot the
Nebraska state government for two
years and control of the executive de
partment for six years, but during all
that time free pass bribery, official
graft and railroad tax evasion ran riot.
Had the fustonists kept faith with the
people when they were in power, they
probably would not have been dis
lodged to this day.
In that comparison of records made
by the administration of the state
treasury by Treasurer Mortensen and
by his last fusion predecessor, Trea
urer Meserve. no account seems to
have been taken of the interest money
collected under the fualon regime on
deposits of school money and diverted
to the private pockets of the treas
urer. No one has even intimated that
Interest paid on public funds haa stuck
to Treasurer Mortensen's fingers.
Sheriff McDonald shows a level bead
in referring Governor Mickey to the
dally press for the details of tho
Omaha murder for which be was asked
to offer a reward. Copies of The Bee
containing accounts of the unfortunate
affair and of the subsequent efforts to
locate the culprit would give the gov
ernor more information than any offi
cial report be would have the right
The Nebraska State university
boasts that It hss multiplied its at
tendance sixfold since 190. This
testifies anew to the growth of popula
tion and wealth In Nebraska. The
proportion of people in this state who
feel able to give their children a uni
versity education Is far greater now
thau ever before, and it is growing
The United States supreme court has
been given-an Insight into the Colo
rado political situation. It must have
surprised the d'gftc members of the
bench to learn that Colorado poll
tlclans had taken as many liberties
with the constitution as the judges
themselves have been accused of doing.
The club women of Nebraska prom
ise to take up the work of Improving
the laws governing child labor. In
such a laudable undertaking there 1
should be no difficulty In securing ef-1
fectire co-operation of the lawmakers I
in a state like Nebraska, where en-1
lightened views prevail so generally. I
Keea tool and l.nnk Pleasant.
St. Loula Republic.
Secretary Taft warned American aoldiera
and marines not to quarrel with the Cu
ban. Which ia mistily lucky for th
Plaalarlalas: an laaae.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
lnit.-ad of arrunlrs the republican of
stealing- Ma thunder. Colonel Bryan oiiRht
to apoloeir to the country for appropri
ating Mr. Roosevelt's peace pnnacoa.
Pat on the Masale.
Unlem some way be found to reetraln
the Irrepreaallile Senator Beverlda be
will have Cuba annexed to the t'nltcd
States before anybody Is aware of It.
Toaalnar Money the Blrda.
New York Tribune.
The Hon. "Jim" Orlaga and the Hon.
John Wealey Oalne have produced a demo
cratic campaign book. There are other
ways of wanting money bealdea throwing It
at the bird or carrying It Into the pool
rooms. Not la th t alon.
The talk of sending Grover Cleveland to
the United States senate from New
Jersey aeems to indicate that the Hearst a
and Bryana and the Mot-ana are not as
powerful in that atate aa they are In some
The Hlarbwar to Sacceaa.
Also, that testimony concerning tho
wheat traffic on the Vnlon Pacific railrOHd
shows what a mistake the books 011 "Suc
cess" make In omitting to set down aa
the primary rule for bunlness prosperity:
"Get a railroad rebate."
Illatorle Fort Abandoned.
Among the posts shortly to be aban
doned is the historic Fort McIIenry,
whence floated the "Star-Spangled Ban
ner" of our "national anthem." It is of no
military value, the present defences of
Baltimore being at other polnta mora ef
fective for the protection of the city. It
la understood that Baltimore will take
over Fort McHenry much aa Boston haa
Incorporated Fort Independence in Its sys
tem of public parka and resorts. Both
are landmarks of history, and if Fort In
dependence inaplred no poet to give us a
great national song, under it earlier
name of "the Castle" It Is frequently
mentioned In our colonial records. The
fort la but the engineering development
of the caatle which kept watch and ward
over our harbor for aome time after "tha
good old colony times."
WANTS OF POSTAL CLERKS.
Lealalatlon Sonant to Improve a
No employes of the government work
harder than the 'men in the railway mall
service and no others have such dangerous
work. The public has little knowledge of
the nature of the duties performed by these
servants of the government. If it was bet.
ter Informed there would doubtleaa be very
general sympathy with the wants of tha
They work long hours and they ask for a
reduction. They want a pension system
established, the money to be provided out
of their salaries. They desire legislation
that will make provision for those who are
injured or disabled while In active duty.
When clerks are called awny from home on
duty they ask that they shall be given full
All this ia reasonable and should be
granted. It has been urged upon the atten
tion of congress repeatedly, but haa re
ceived very little conaideratlon. Repcrt
of the Postoftlc department has eulogiaed
the work of the men in the railway service,
the great importance of which la freely
admitted. Speeches have been made in
congress eloquently setting forth the
claims of this service to more liberal
consideration. But nothing haa been done.
The poatal clerks will make another
effort to secure what they JubLI.v believe
they are entitled to and they ought to be
givon public support, especially that of
PATERNALISM OF THE t'OI RT.
Paaaholder Obtains Verdict for la
Juries la Railroad Accident.
Muny people will naturally be aurprlsed I
at a recent decision of the appellate court
in awarding damages to a railroad pas
senger who had been injured ia an acci
dent. The plaintiff was traveling from
Chicago to Erie, Pav on the Pennsylvania
railroad on a railroad pass, but brought
suit for damages. He was awarded ti,0flo '
by the jury, but the court cut it dowu to ;
j I :t,0W) and the appellate court affirmed the ;
looks at flrst sight tike the height of ,
Ingratitude and Injustice. It appeara 10
have been the -same aa If a person invited
a friend to dinner and the gueat should
afterward sue the host for damages on the
ground that be had broken a tooth on a
chicken bone or contracted dspepsla from
eating the mince pie. It waa not, however,
necessarily the same.
A great many people travel on railroad
passes who pay a fair price for them, the j
only difference being that they do not pi.y
money. Thla passenger may have been con
ducting rMnja business enterprise In which
the railroad comrany waa Interested or it
la possible that he waa an employe of the
railroad. Evidently the legal obligations
of tha company would be different In such
a case from what they would be where the
pas was a courtesy pure and simple.
The truth Is. however, that even In the,
last-mentioned case the court might be
justified In Its derision on grounda of pub
lics policy, which are practically the aunie
as paternalism. It has been the policy of
the common law and the practice of tite
courta for ages to protect human beings
agalt st their own simplicity and Improv
idence. In most cases the law leavea a
man to suffer the consequences of hla own
folly, but In many otlx is it treats him aa a
child and shields him from the results of
hla own heedlessness and stupidity.
The law will not enforce a giimhlinz
oontiact nor a cutthroat lease nor a crafty
Insurance policy nor a will aecured by
undue Influence. In c tiles, by an exercise
of the police power, personal liberty la
abridged and perxoiial property destroyed
oil the ground that some people are ho
simple that they have to be protected
against 'their nwu folly. It is a n axim of
the law that In criminal caxea the judge
is counsel for the prisoner.
The railroad companies may reflect that
everything haa its compenaatlons and that
If the courta allow the colWrilona of dam
ages by people who are traveling by Its
courtesy they can not be lU.oJ tf they
, , it- i. cTtrnd thr court. Tvuu abvut
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OTHFR LM) Til A, Ol RS.
The publication of extracts from tha
"Recollections-' of the late Imperial chan
cellor of Germany. Prince von Hohenlohe,
turne n new light on historic events ot
greet Importance. Besides relating tha
causrs leading up to the break In the re
lations of Trlnce Bismarck and the young
kaiser, they reveal (he kindly sentiments
of the latter toward some ot tha political
division of the empire opposed to Im
perial policies. According to the "recol
lertlon" nf the chancellor. Bismarck waa
bitterly opposed to the Socialist and urged
the kaiser to take extreme repressive
measures to check the growth of tha party.
On thl point the chancellor notes under
date of April 35. 1S90: "Bismarck wanted
a new socialist law, and when the ma
jority part lea refused to pas It, to dis
solve the Reichstag and take energetlo
measures In the event of strike and dis
orders. Tha emperor would not agree to
such a course. He said he would not begin
his reign by shooting hi suhject. He
would be willing to proceed against strikers,
but not until he had heard thelr com
plaints and had tried to satisfy their Just
demands. The emperor ordered a decree,
calling the worklngmen'a conference (that
of 1890) to be drawn up and laid before
the council of ministers, yvhlch Bismarck
vigorously opposed. He refused to have
anything to do with It. Nevertheless, the
emperor submitted the question to the
council, which approved of the decree not
withstanding Bismarck' opposition." Tha
relations of th Iron chancellor and the
kaiser were thus strained to the breaking
point and Bismarck's retirement followed
shortly. The publication of the "Recol
lections," though pronounced "tactless" lit
Imperial quarters. Is expected to . have a
very favorable effect on worklngmen who
largely compose the socialist party.
It is not often that cme hears of the de
t ruction of a modern fortification by light
ning. High explosives naturally beget cau
tion against every possibility of accluental
Ignition. But a disaster of thla sort was
Caused recently by the electrlo fluid near
Beaancon, France, where there was an Im
(jortanl fort, with a magaslno full of gun
powder and melinite. Foundatlona torn and
distorted aa though by an earthquake, a
bent and dented steel turret and a torn and
pierced tri-colored flag were al that waa
left of what was one of the strongest
works on the eastern frontier. The road
and fields for three-quarters of a mile
round were strewn with tho debris. All
windows ot houses within several miles
were shattered. Some men from Bensan
con, competing In a bicycle race, though
not hit by any fragments, were blown over
by the rush of wind. During the ma
neuvers an Infantry battalion was sta
tioned at the fort, but left the day before
the explosion. The place Is usually garri
soned by forty-flve men, but many, fortu
nately, were on leave. The noncommis
sioned officer In command, the resident ser
geant and hla wife and daughter, three sol
diers, a sister of ona of tha soldiers on a
visit and a peasant working In tha fields
near by were killed. The fort waa almost
hew. The old one which It replaced was
accidentally destroyed by dynamite In 1874.
The Germana are nothing If not thorough.
There has recently been established in
Kottbus, near Berlin, a school for police
men which ought to attract particular at
tention In thia country. The Kottbua
school la a voluntary one for the theoreti
cal and practical instruction of policemen
from any part of the country, the price of
a course being only about $76 for a period
of three months. The school ia in control
of tha city government of Kottbus, the
faculty comprising a police Inspector, a
police captain, a city architect, a physician,
a veterinary surgeon, a chemist ot experi
ence with foods, and a general teacher for
high school grade. The houra are from
7 to 13 o'clock In tha morning and from
4 to ( In the afternoon. The following
are some of the courses offered: Lectures
on the Prussian and Imperial constitution,
the duties of the minister of the Interior,
the whole field of police work, rights and
duties of police officers, the law In regard
to personal freedom, the policing ot streets,
the question of paaoea and relatione with
foreign police, the policing of the poor, beg
gars, tramps, gypsies and the control of
morals; aanltary police, the treatment of
epidemics, the control of the sale of medi
cines and poisons, lnnpectlon of slaughter
houses, supervision of the traffic In lead
and sine. In dangeroua colors. In butter,
oleomargarine and wine; the policing of
a market, etc. Other subjects discussed are
the political police and the preea laws,
the policing of fields and forests, the fish
eries, and of hunters, with full Instructions
as to the methods of criminal detectives,
the measuring of footstep?, the photograph
ing of evidence.
According to Modern Mexico the piogresa
of the English language in Mexico City la
marked from year to year. Even six years
ago a stranger found it difficult to do much
shopping without a knowledge of Spanish.
Now there ia not a house of any impor
tance in the city that doea not have at
least one English-speaking clerk, and some
of them have several, and the manager or
proprietor "Ntoals with the American trav
eling man In the latter's own language.
The prominent lawyers and doctors of
Mexico are highly educated men. They
tpeuk English fluently and a .1 vera I other
languages aa well. They read the newspa
pers and magaslnea In Kngllsii. The Mex
icans are fine llnguista, bui are very mod
est regarding their attainments. You will
meet a Mexican gentleman In the car on
his way to business, and, although he may
have read hla morning newspaper In Eng
lish thoroughly before leaving home, If ha
haa not had opportunity for conversational
practice he will be reluctant to acknowl
edge any acquaintance with the language
In the Rcriin Nation a writer who aigns
himself "Ignotus" malntalna that the ques
tion aa to the csar's personal future ia of
paramount Importance In Russia. The po
litical condition of the empire Is bad
enough, but It is made still woise by the
eniperor'a character. Thia is presented by
"Ignotus" In a most unfavorable light. Al
though a good - Hausvater, Nicholas is
haughty, reserved and naively brutal. He
la extremely sensitive, but shows his re-
rntment by slow methods of revenge.
Naturally a ruler of limited intellect and
ot narrow sympathies, he is isolated from
the people, and is the object of popular un
rest and of court intrigue. His piety is
"mystical bigotry," and tha palace ha
been Invaded by worse than puerile super
stition. A grand ducheaa has Introduced
Into the Imperial household a spiritualistic
charlatan Imported from Kranre, and there
la also an idiot soothsayer at court, whose
cries and ejaculation are regarded as
prophetlc. Popular reverence for the ( jar,
which was once th stri ngent support of
the throne. Is rapidly disappearing.
The Worst rarraptlonlst.
Candidate Hughes of New York.
The man that would corrupt public opin
ion ia the most dangerous enemy of the
mtle. We talk about the perils that are
in-ident to ronren'ratlon of wealth: w
talk of th perils that flow in on disregard
of fiduciary responsibility; we talk of th
abuse of privilege; we talk of exploiting
the government for private advsiitage; but
all of the mnas. (rest aa ihey are,
ar' noth'ng eompaied wlih th- system .f
aiumpt ng tv p. ertlhsiu",i ,11 lmnit,
Avoidalumond alum phos
label law requires that all
the ingredients be named
on the labels. Look out
for the alum compounds.
NOTE. Safety lies in buying only
Royal Baking Powder, which is a
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and the best that can be made.
Plctorially the new capltol of Pennsyl
vania Is considered magnificent, though the
bill evidences very coarse work.
New Tork haa established a direct stats
tax. and the state treasury nevertheless
shows a surplus of tU.000,000 for the fiscal
year ending October 1.
Only one paper In New Tork City, out
side of the Hearst publications, support
Hearst for governor. The Dally Newe la
a Tammany organ and shouts ss Tammany
The republican candidate for governor
of New Tork addreased a ratification meet
ing with "Fellow cltixena, ladlea and
gentlemen, republicans, independents and
real democats." Pretty complete for a
Chicago In having a lot of thrills these
days. Besides the championship ball games,
the state's attorney has Just performed the
exciting stunt of turning into the city
treasury 151.213, representing the fees col
lected by his office In two years, In ac
cordance: with his election promise.
Senator Bailey of Texas has registered a
vow to drive Hearst and hla myrmidons
Into the Gulf of Mexico If they enter the
state to wage a warfare of slander against
him.. The doughty Texan says that he will
use only the weapons required, "truth and
democracy," and Invites tha myrmidons to
A dispatch from New Tork aaya Senator
Piatt haa disposed of hla fortune and Is
now compelled to live on the salary of
130,000 a year, which he gets aa president
of an express company and the 5,000 per
annum thnt he draws for representing the
Empire state in tha most dignified legis
lative body on earth.
Robert Baker, tha former "no-pass" con.
gressman from Brooklyn, Is a candidate
for another term. Since hia platform
against passes, which caused him to be
set down ss a crank, has since been adopted
by the leading railroads, It seems as If
Baker should now be the corporations'
conservative and aane candidate.
The woman candidate for congress In
Texaa on tha socialist ticket is making such
a vigorous and successful canvass aa to
worry both regular parties. The pronoun
"he," quoted from the Constitution, Is be
ing Invoked to stop her progress, as show.
Ing tha Impossibility of her being seated
In case of election, but being a woman's
canvass, it la going merrily on in spite of
quotations, constitutions and personal pro.
Charles B. Hughes Is the only republican
to be nominated for governor of New Tork
by the republican party alnce its organisa
tion fifty yeara ago who had not previously
held public office. Edwin D. Morgan, Reu
ben E. Fenton, John A. Dlx, Alonso B.
Cornell, Laivl P. Morton, Frank S. Black,
Theodora Roosevelt, Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.,
and Frank W. Higglns had all occupied
publlo posts before they wera nominated
for governor. Mr. Hughes' nomination la
therefore a departure from established pre
cedent and many republicans aay that this
breaking away from the old rule will be
vastly beneficial to the party In the future.
I.aad Grabbers Balked.
President Rooaevelt Is confident that
coming generations will applaud hla ac.
tlon In guarding the public domain from
spoliation regardlesa of the fact that per
sons who would like to get at the govern
ment coal lands fear that withdrawing
them from entry la rank aocUUam.
Testlaa- Roosevelt Lack.
In view of the fact that Preifln
velt was nominated by the thirteenth re-
puoncan convention, perhaps he might be
Induced to accept another nomination Juat
to demonstrate the potency of the famous
"Roosevelt luck" aver all kinds of hoo
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R. S. WILCOX.
Read Our Advertisement in Sunday Bee.
said iw rtm.
"t suppose your motto la 'Be aura Toa're
light and then go ahead.' "
"Not In tha financial gams," answered
Mr. Dustln 8 tax. "My motto la 'Re euro
you're ahead, then you're all right.' "
"They alluded to me aa an old graftorl"
declared Senator Grab ball angrllly.
"That's a sham."
"Ain't It, nowT"
"I should say so. You'ra only K."
"A photographer ought to make a win
ner as a lover."
"Because he knows how to develop a
woman'a negative Into a positive success"
. "Wot ails ye?" asked Casey of Kearney.
" 'Tla a bad nosebleed I have," replied
Kearney, the plumber.
"Huh I 'tla a poor plumber ye are If ya
can't stop a leak In yer own fax." Chi
"Suppose the butcher." aald the teacher,
"asked t& cents a pound for mutton chops,
what would three pounds come to?"
"Wall," replied Susie Wise, "they wouldn't
Come to our house. Mom would never pav
that much for chops." Philadelphia
"Do you think thera is anything in the
pretensions of these spiritualistic me
"Unquestionably. I know several In
dolent persons who make a good living
out of those pretensions." Chicago Tri
bune. "That woman's tongue goes aa fast as an
''And, like an express train. It Is slwavs
on tha rail." Baltimore American.
"What we want la eelf-govemment." aald
a cltlxen of the young and undeveloped na
tion." "What for?"
"80 .wa can fight among ourselves aa
much as we Ilka without being Interfered
with." Waahlngton Star.
THE IN MERC ELI ARIES.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Jolly good fellows who die for the death
Fight for th fun of tt, liva tor tha breath
Catch at the Instant and drink of the
Thinking not, caring not what mar ba
Foolish good fellows (and all of us know
Wasting their midnights In being a poet.
Giving their Uvea to tha Ufa ot humanity.
Dreaming of fame that extreme of In
sanity. Silly good fellows who labor for science,
Lighting the way for their raoe'a reliance,
Bearing their buxdena with mien of a
Dreaming of gratitude myth unherolc;
All tha good fellows who think not of
Foreign, in part, to tha thing that our
Giving no need to tha weight of the coffer.
Taking what fate and not men have to
They and the like of them, here'a a health
Taint of our lower alms never undo them!
They will survive us all, passed through
the portal I
Life often Jeata at what death makes Im
mortal! THE WAT TO SHADOWTOWN.
Sway to and fro In the twilight gray.
This is the ferry for Shadowtown,
It sails away at the end of day,
Juat aa the darkness closes round.
Rest, little hand, on my shoulder so;
A slespy kiss la the only fare.
Drifting away from the world we go.
Baby and I lu tha rocking chair.
Bee, where the flrelogs glow and spark.
Glitter the lights of Bhadowland,
The raining drops on the window harkl
Are ripples lapping upon Ita strand.
There where the mirror la glancing dim,
A lake lies shimmering, cool and still;
Blossoms are wavering o'er Its brim
Those over there on the window sill.
Rock slow, more alow, in the dusky light.
Silently lower the anchor down, -
Dear little paasenger, aay "Good night!"
We've reached tho harbor of Shadowtown.
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