Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 25, 1906, Page 6, Image 6
TIIK OMAHA DAILY V.V.V.-, TIIt'KKhAY. oCfOP.Kli l', lfa JTi i s; 0. i a n a Da i i.y NllV K"VM'BD cr EDWAP.D nOSinVATfTR- VICTOR Hi 'St WATER, k-DITOR. i.ntereil at 'Omaha postoITlca a second Cith snatterv TtJRMS OP 61B3CRIPT10N. J'llly Pea (without PinJv). on yer..H I 'any and Sunday, one year It- imlKjr ye, on year.; r b'KuMur lice, on year I'ELICBEB lir CARRIER. 1 'Oily 1 (including Runiliiy). per wek..lc I nlly I(e (without Sunday), per week... loo I vning F (without t-uiinay(. P" " evening h (with 8'iiida)). P'r week...l"c. lundir Pea, pr ropy Address complslnts of lrreiirHIs in dc llvny tit City Circulation Department. OFFICF3. Omht-The Bee building. Pouth Omhn-city IUH building. Council Bluffs 10 Pearl street. t'ht:nto 1W0 Cn!;? butidlnf. N Vork itm Home IJfe Inn. huildinc. , Washington l Fourteenth street. ' CORRESPONDENCE Communications relating to mwi and edi torial matter should b sddreased: Omaha He, Editorial Depnrtment. , REMITTANCES, ftemlt by draft, epres or postal order cybl to The Bet Publishing compr.y. f.u.ly 2rent stamps received as payment nt pmll account. personal check", except on Omnhs or estrn nchnn. not ncceptod. THE BtK rUBUSHINO COMPANY. BTATEMENT OF CIRCTLATION. State of Nebraska, Douglas County, sa-. 1'hsrles C. Rose water, general manager of Ths Bee Fubllahinc company, being duly sworn, esys that the actual number of full and complete copies of Tha Dally. Morning, livening and Sunday Bee printed during tha month of September, l, was t' li.wi: I .....34,430 I 30,570 S i... .20,39 IT 90,880 i f-si.oea it..... 80.T1C t ,....30,830 1 80,850 ....80,370 JO 80.850 . .30,720 -- 31 ZCJ,0 1 30,480 It 41.140 1 i.. 3040 IS ;.. 30,410 ...,30,470 14 '.30,710 1.......... 80,860 li ...8O,60 11 80,840 t S0.640 II 80,430 17. II 20,330 II H7 14 ..3009 SI ,.. 800 II . .30,850 " ....... . .8000 . Total ............. Lass unsold copies . Nai total aalas 87.848 Dally average ao,i . CHARLES C. ROSKWATER. .-! General Manager. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to before mo thla 1st day of October. l9. -' - (Sai) , U. B. irUNOATE, ' . , ; Notary fubao. WHE1 OCT OF TOWS. Satekcrlaers leavtwc Ik city tesa vorarlly shoald hay Tha fie naikew them. Aireas wUl b snLisj5."'iiL.i-- ; a - - II you have not yet registered make an engagement with yourself, to reg ister tomorrow. In Inviting KalnouU to restore order In Morocco, the saltan seems to take seriously to the Idea of setting a thief to catch & thief. People Who were previously in doubt may now mark it on their; calendars ' that Thursday, ' November 2P, will be Thanksgiving day. ' , Those London women who Insisted on being ejected from Parliament house, are evidently of the opinion that suffering must come' before suf1 trage. " r Thai theatrical manager who killed one of his actresues will probably find that he carried the idea of sensational advertising methods beyond the limit fixed by law and good taste. At last Colonel Plcquart ha access to all the secret archives of the French War department and the world will watch for new Dreyfus developments with moreUljan usual interest. .r Failure to confirm. charges of politi cal graft before -a New York grand jury excites suspicion that Attorney Jerome may have been baited Into a trap, artfully set by agents, of Mr. Hearst. - ...' After, auvumlng .othce the ' French (kblnet meets to adopt, a program of government" The "Issues of the cam paign" must be as Vague in France as J ttome people would have them In the L'clted States. , ' , ' If Colonel Uryan is to compare his dreams with those of Joseph in FgJT"!; he will be compelled to change his at titude on the subject ot monopolies, as Joseph engineered the first recorded "corner"' In grain. . ' . The Board of Regents of the state univerolty will ask the legislature to appropriate only 1948,000 for that In stitution during the coming blennlttl. The university believes in the adage, "Nothing without asking." 1 it la such a terrible offense tor office ' holders to .'contribute to the political campaigns, why not call off the d(mx rath; soliciting committees that are taking slices off .all the sal aries paid in the city hall. '.' Colonel 3rvan evidently could not ait until he got back to Nebraska to deliver his advertised lecture' on "Dreams," but had to let loose of it at Indianapolis. Some "dreams" will not kep,tven In cold storage. It looks as if the first practical slep in the direction of reciprocity with Canada were belrg taken In Nova Scotia, w here a project ia outlined for the devt'loptoeot of the natural re sources cf the colony ith American rapltal. Formal aut.uunc mcDt of prospective changes in the iirestdeot'a cabinet cannot fa'l to bring dimiiay to the ranks of itio political gossips la Wash ington who have heretofore filled -In dull dea before the meeting of coii srri'ts vtlth "information from hijth authority" n this subject. Itfifhbe of convicts Irom the peni tentiary tli.it they may work for men w!io fctcuie their re'enne naturally faired the quebllon of bt will lie ..e with tVetn If they desire to eek . i her etui , .h V..U f peor.. 'I he J to plan HuuK Ua Le k4'U'i. ' rur KKAMiArntc! cAnr skt. Tlie cabinet ch8iia'S JiikI announcod lit antiriiinl'on of tbe reilrrment of At torney General "Moody atid Secretary Shaw have obviously been (',ierm!ned from conl('.'rlions of administrative efficiency based upon the pr.riildf nt's own peronl knowledge and ittniU--iailty and not upon partisan e xiicdien's or political geography. The new presi dential advisory board will have three members from the state of New York and only one from the ilate of Iowa, but It may, however, be confidently ex pected to prove itself a working rabl net of high potentiality. . The transfer of Secretary Bonaparte from the navy brings to th( head of the Department of Justice not only a lawyer of distinguished ability, but a man of remarkablo force of character, known to be in complete sympathy with President Roosevelt's policies and certain to direct the machinery of that department with unremitting energy for the enforcement of the law, espe cially against defiant corporations and trade conspirators. ' Likewise the transfer of Postmaster General Cortelyou to the treasury port folio must be viewed as a move put ting him in a place where he will fit even belter than he has as the head of the Postofflce department. Mr. Cor telyou' rapid rise in political prefer ment is unique in having had no out side propelling force behind it in the form of political becking or pressure from influential friends. " - Ae secretary of labor and commerce Mr. MetcaJf, who will soon be secre tary cf the navy, proved himself in dustrious and level-headed. Ilia ex perience in congress makes him a val uable man in the cabinet without re Bpect so much to the particular duties assigned to him. The gelectlpn of George von L. Meyer as postmaster general is probably more of a personal Choice than, any of the others. Ambassador Meyer has bad the favor of President Roosevelt for years, his association with the presi dent dating from their college days at Harvard. It is safe to say that his demonstrated ability in the diplomatic service la ample assurance that he will make good as postmaster general. In naming Oscar 3. Straus of New York to be the new secretary of com merce and labor the president has set another new precedent. Mr.. Straus will be the first cabinet officer of Jew ish faith, an honor which cannot fail to be. duly appreciated by the large body oi his co-rellgionists. Further than this, he is a comparatively recent convert to republicanism, having served as minister to Turkey by ap pointment of Grover Cleveland. That he is eminently fitted for the place to which he has been called goes without saying. Such' a rearrangement of the cabinet is to be particularly distinguished from j . a disarrangement. Tne cnanges are all caused by voluntary retirements and promotions and- not by enforced dismissals, r The strategie yoints in th cabinet will continue to .be manned by veterans like Root, Taft, Wilson, lytchcock'and Cortelyou, bearing with them the great prestige' of success. The new cabinet will be without doubt more closely Identified to President Roosevelt himself, who, after all, Is the active force ot the administration and will share the. resjon8iblllty for all important action in whatever branch of the government service. TAX REFORM IS, H'MCOySlX. Wisconsin presents the . extraordi nary spectacle of a state that is able to remit for the coming year all state taxes, except the school tax, which la reduced to only one-half a mill. What has enabled the state board to take thla action is a surplus of, over 12,000, 000 in the general fund, out of which the general expenses of the state are paid, and the prospect of a revenue excess of 12,500,000 over expendi tures during the coming year. In ahort, the treasury can pay out of funds on hand $1,818,335 that will fall due the next twelve months on ac count of common schools, stnte univer sity, etc., without a dollar of taxation in the meantime save a one-half mill school tax. But for the fact that Wis consin ia beginning construction of a $6,000,000 state capitol, there would be no occasion to call upon the tax payers even for a half-mill contribu tion and the state levy could be to tally remitted. This remarkable situation has been brought about chiefly by compelling railroad corporations to bear their fair share ot the tax burden, although to do so a most, arduous and protracted struggle waa required. Under the old assessment laws the aame methods of evaaioa and abuse that were then universally and are still employed In many states enabled, the .Wisconsin roads to shirk just taxation in large part for decades. The result bore Grievously upon the taxpaylng masses, and deficiency cf revenue was tn al most constant feature of etate finances. And this abuse, grown flagrant and chronic, waa the main inspiration back of the popular reform' movement led ly I-aFollette, which only three years ago at lenjth succeeded in securing legislation for liuting railroad property like other property for taxation on the basis of real value. ino railroads accordingly now pay annually about $2,600,000, which is a third more than lu the old tax shirk ing days, the additional revenue being such, since the levies had not been correspondingly reduced, as to pay all current expenditures and pile up the great surplus which make possible the reuilnoloa ot any atate levy what ever, except the half-mill school tax, for the coming ti'r. It is to be as sumed that there has been honest and emcltnt admlultitraiion of the state government la other respects to make ; poaaible suia .llu, but incuiui.arably mue than mwn a mre temporary rMK-inent of their pavkets ere the poo plt and taxpayei cf Wisconsin, lo be congratulated upon th substantial proftrefis toward equal taxation whlth it signalizfs. Y 1-li QVAKTAS tTAR fillMSTKR- At tMs distance a new French cabi net la ordinarily a matter of no great Interest, but one feature of the cabinet just organized by Clemenceau ihould stir the enthusiasm and gratitude of civilized mankind everywhere, namely, the selection of General Plcquart for minister ot war. For he is the hon est and courageous French offieor. then a lieutenant, colonel, who dared to stand for the truth concerning the iunocent Captain Alfred Dreyfus against the infamous conspiracy in high army circles to destroy htm and blast his reputation. Picquart, to his everlasting honor be it said, did this in the face of the absolute certainty that the conspirators, at that time all powerful in' the' government and sus tained by insensate popular prejudice, would turn npon him to rend him with equal fury and ruthlessness. ' And he accepted as the penalty for following conscience degradation only less cruel than that which was meted out to Dreyfus, himself being expelled in disgrace from the army,, ostracised socially and his very life, as well as his name, put in extreme jeopardy. There is no blafker page in modern history than the terrible maltreatment of Picquart and Dreyfus in the guilt of which one of the great advanced nations so strangely permitted itself to be involved. Some atonement has been officially, though tardily, made by restoring the wronged officers to honorable standing with promotion to high rank under circumstances that amount to conspicuous national con fession. The elevation to premiership ot Clemenceau, himself next to Zola the most intrepid protestant against the historic outrage, when all France seemed to join In it, is a notable vin dication of Justice. That General Plc quart should at the same time be put at the head of the same great depart ment that was prostituted to such base ends against him for refusing to ac quiesce In that ontrage, ia a triumph for the right that should not pass un noticed. HUME FACTS WORTH COSS1DKRISO. When the taxpaylng citiiens of Omaha and Douglas couuty come to decide how to cast their ballots next month they should find it worth while considering some facts connected with their county government. The management of the county business has been ia the hands of republicans for two years, previous to which there was a protracted riot of reckless extravagance under 1 demo cratic county boards. For the year 1904 with the demo cratic county board in control . the county found itself in debt $100,000 . .i . -: . . . wnen tne balance saeec was . pirucn October 1. For the year 1906, with republican county board In control, the democratic legacy of debt has been cleaned up and the balance sheet showed on October 1, $183,000 on hand to pay bills for ten months to come. In the democratic year, 1904, reg istered county warrants were out standing October 1 against the gen eral fund to the amount ot $225,000 and the board had $35,000 to meet expenses for ten months. In 1906 the registered warrants against the general fund outstanding October 1 amounted to only $38,000 and the board. had $183,000 to meet the ex penses for the ensuing ten months. In 1904 the county tax levy was 15.8 mills, while in 1906 it had been reduced to 15.4 mills. As between these two years, the county had be come the beneficiary of the collections under the scavenger law and the gradual increase in the assessment roll, but It also had to meet several large items of additional expense such as for the juvenile court and for primary elections, with which the pre ceding democratic boards were not bothered. ( On such a showing the taxpayera who are specially Interested in good government on its financial side should be able to count the cost of democratic misrule and guard them selves against recurrence. D.VLr A COIXCIDKSCE. Of course it is only a coincidence that the city governments of Omaha and South Omaha happen to be in the hands of the democrats this year when the democratic state platform for the first time declares in favor of munici pal home rule. It must have been a coincidence that the fusion legislature of 1S97 restored the power to appoint mem bers of Omaha'a police board to the fublon governor instead of to the then republican mayor. It must have been only another coincidence that Governor Holcomb was cajoled luto appointing the Herd-ruan-Peabody-Gregory combine on the eve of a city election in Omaha so that the police force could be put to work to help the democratic city ticket. It must have been merely a co incidence that the supreme court, as soon as it came under democratic con trol, took away from Omaha the municipal borne rule which bad been given to it by a decision ot the repub lican supreme court. It is only a coincidence, too, that the democratic thief justice Joined In calling a special session of the court to hand down this decision in the face of another city election in Omaha in which the new board was again to help the democratic city ticket. it is only a ' coincidence that Can- didate Hitchcock's Woili Herald failed to V!tr a word of protest Agalnxt this invasion of constitutional rights and now suddenly becomes an ardent advocate of home, rule in the hope Of having the loaves and fishes of the fire and police department dis tributed to faithful democrats. These are, doubtless, all coinci dences, but there seems to be a strange method In their competitive ness. ." In pelting himself with bouquets because the proposition for a second telephono system is, to be submitted to the voters at the coming election, Candidate Hitchcock is entirely ob livious of the fact that the frenchlse ordinance ' would never have gone through except, for its championship by Councilman Zimmari, the only republican member of the body. If any bouquets are to be thrown, they should be directed at Councilman Zimman. Over 100 republican legislative nominees throughout the various Ne braska districts are publicly on rec ord, promising to redeem every pledge ot legislation made in the state plat form. In the meantime the democratic orators are declaring that we need no new laws on the statute books. People who want reform legislation in Nebraska will cast their vote for a republican legislature. Candidate Abbott is still scoring the republican party "for asserting that the present maximum freight rate law Is not enforceable." He should score Judge Holcomb, who as fusion governor made the same as sertion, and he should also score C. Smyth, who as democratic attorney general must have advised overnor Holcomb as to the status of the law. The report of the latest committee considering the subject ot marriage and divorce seems to place more em phasis npon uniformity ot laws than upon restricting the practice ot di vorce. As members of the committee are lawyers they may have In view a better division . of lees rather than their abolition. Governor Mickey is taking his time to digest all the arguments that were showered upon him during his hear ing of the charges against his Omaha police board appointees. The gov ercor does not know whether to sur prise himself or to surprise the pub lic. - ? . If the city of Omaha Is to be held for damages for , injuries from bill boards erected in the streets without its consent, it certainly ought to have recourse for reimbursement upon the parties directly responsible. The only question is as to 'he' most effective way to enforce the, city's rights. The Indictment "of the- members of the local coal como'lne for Infraction of laws against trusts ' and combinations In restraint of trja,J . is another credit mark for County Attorney Slabaugh in contrast with his" -predecessor, County Attorney English, vvho O.' K'd the, coal dealers' plan of operation, . A Itahloas' Prospect. New York World. If a British holding company shall swul low the American Meat trust we shall all have to eat "the roast beef ot Old England." Iisnlintioi , of t orporatloas. , Philadelphia Ledger. . , It seems that every rogue of a corpora tion . intends to. r4n to England. That country should strengthen its law restrict ing Immigration. Prosperity tbat Stands Aaalysls. St. Louis GlobevDemocrat. Comparing 1904 with 1905, the United States bureau of lubqf finds that tha aver age wage per hour has. increased il.5 per cent and the average hours worked per week have decreased S. per cent. The average purchasing power of the wage ' has m crestoed, notwithstanding the higher price of many commodities.' Prevailing prosper ity is the sort that ctanda analysts. A Corasaoa K4. Baltimore American. The growing need ot small bills, especially five and ten dollar notes, aa brought be fore the bankers' convention in St. Louis, is a strong Indication of the country's pros perity, for it shows it la Increasing among the mass1 of the people who do not handle the big sums In bulk, but who constitute the great arteries of circulation through the country. The quick recovery from disaster, the flow in sums large and small toward objects of popular subscription, the gener oua response to various charities all prove the Increase of resources In all classes and that the nation at large is in an era of un excelled prosperity. SOFT COAL SMOKE IS CITIES. IaatrartlTC Resells of an lwvestla tlaa cf Soot. 8t. Louis Globe-Democrat." A scientific investigator In Cincinnati has been trying to arrive at a definite Idea of the amount of soot deposited -in the city In the course of a year. One of his tents was to place buckets, three-fourths filled with water, on eleven roofs In different purls ot the city. At the end of three months a careful analysis was made of the contents of the buckets to ascertain the amount of carbonaceous matter. The final computation l that in the downtown area the falling snot amounts to Ml tons a month, or eighturn tons dally. On a square miles of the city the soot deposit is 171 tons a mouth, or au'tta pounds, an average of several pounds to each Inhabitant. In one of the suburbs the soot In the bucket waa AA grains to tho square foot for a period of thirty day. For the same time the de posit at a central point In the city was 3i.tiA grams to the square foot. Other titles that burn soft coal need not flatter themselves .that they fare much better A glance out at the windows tells the story. In many parts 'of a. sooty city tha trees and flowers Are coated with grtme and often refuse to grow. The smoke cloud injures health in severfl ways, one of which is the shutting out of the sunlight that destroys disease germs. That soot is 4epsiled in human lungs is a fact well known to surgeons. ' These figures were laid before a atmike-alatement league meet ing in Cincinnati a lew days ago, and Jt wsa rosulviKl to ak the next legislature for 'more stringent anti-smoke laws. The pjesetit methoJs of sincke abatement are vUibly unsatisfactory, and the op'uton la widely held that reli.f mut come throutu ,iouu) muni not tt aUalr.t-4 noir ABO IT SF.W VOSK. Same) f'ratwrea ( fka rsmsalsn tr the c;TerrKI. The battle for tha governorship of New York state trows in Intensity ss election dy trproschea. Both Hughes and Hesrst r drawing great crowd wherever they appear, and each Is etttmplng tha slate in cv.-y dlfV-cUon, ' Kinking- from two to five speeches a dy, beh1es tho tisunl back platform talks. Opinions as to the f'.rtft of popular sentiment varies wlde'y. ' Staff corrrsnondents of the Chicago Joter-Ooesn (rp , the Wsshlpgtnn Poet (Ind.), and the ImtUnapolis News (Ind. rep ), sgree that the situation h not an favorable s re publicans hope for, especially In the. coon- try wbere republican strength, predomi nate. The reason, for this pessimism Is the fear that Hearst will receive a large proKrtlon of the republican labor vote. This belief Is sharply contradicted by local correspondents of the New Tork Hcral Their reports show there is no basis for statements that a Hearst landslide Is Immi nent outside ot New York City. One fact Is apparent. Many reports favorable to Hearst are made by correspondents of pa pers supporting Hughes for the purpose of arousing republicans to action. While there is wide difference of opinion as to the ox. tent of tho labor , drift to Hearst, It Is adiplttrd that the drift of democrats to Hughes is strong and raining hourly. "New Tork Is, of course, a republican state when political conditions are nor mal," says the correspondent of the In dianapolis News, "but the vote of the last few election has demonstrated that on can not foretell what will happen; it shows that the people nre quirk these days to register their opinions without regard to party allegiance. Four years ago Odell, the republican candidate for governor, had a plurality ot only S.8G3. Two years ago Hlgglns, the republloan candidate for gov ernor, was elected by a plurality of K0.5U1. The democratic nominee, Herrlck. did not appeal to the mases because he was looked upon as a corporation candidate. At that election the social democrats, the prohibi tionists, the social labor and the people' party candidates for governor polled a total of Tt,838 votes. It is conceded that this year practically all these scattering votes will go to Hearst. Rut, after all, statistics of one year ago, or two years ago, or of any former election, are of smalt value In trying to figure out what will happen thla year." , ; A report from a correspondent who his made a tour of northern counties says that "the democratic party has been practically wiped off the map." This statement, on the assumption that It la an absolute fact, must not be taken to mean too much, for, while the up-state democratic organisation may be weak in the sense that there Is no directing cen ter. It Is to be borne In mind that the Hearst league Is active, and as represent ing the cause of the candidate tor gov ernor In question it takes the place of the democratic party. Writing from Albany a political obeerver of many years' experience, whose analysis of the situation In other campaigns has been generally accurate, says: "Mr. Hearst has had good audiences Whenever he spoke to the working men, as he had also good audiences when he spoke to the farmers. But there was no such enthusiasm as be had been led to expect, and his uncertainty aa to his standing In the communities waa such that ho was not satisfied with once visit ing them. Either In person or by clevnr representatives he repeated hla arguments, it Is reported, and is now relying on hia newspapers to keep his promisee before the element from which he expects to draw hla greatest strength." ', The correspondent, of the Chicago Hec- -ord-Heraid calls-attention to the heavy registration in up-state cities as a sign distinctly favorable to republican suc cess. "It is evident," he saya, "that the entire republican vote of the state is registered. It Is clear also that demo crats who are dissatisfied with the nomi nation of William R, He ire t have reg istered. If there had bran a consider able decrease the natural Interpretation would be that the dissatisfied democrats, angered at the situation in their party, would not voto at s'.i. The great ques tion Is how the republican vote is going to be cast, ot rather how great the re publican defection to Hearst will be." In New York City the situation is "con fusion worse confounded." Tho demo cratic organisations in the various bor oughs, even Tammany, are principally superseded by Henrst's leagues. So-caJlcd democratic leaders are publicly flouted or Ignored, and rival Hearst candidates put In nominative and Judicial offices. Demo cratic headquarters are As lonesome as an undertaking shop 'and no campaign funds are volunteered. ' On the other hand, the Hearat headquarters at the Gflaey house, la crowded and busy every hour of day and night, and money Is abundant. No one familiar with the traits of New York polit ical leaders can imagine them turning the other cheek to be stricken by one who alms to deprive them of a livelihood and erect on their graves a political monopoly sur- passing anything the country has seen. s The only political sign that remains con spicuous Is Wall atreet betting. Odds on Hughes' election, starting at S to 1, have advanced to 10 to S. with few takers. Lat Saturday bets were made on pluralities as follows: Oven money that Hearat will not get "l,00 plurality In the greater city. Odds of 6 to 6 that Hughes will carry King's county. Even money thut Hughes wlll carry King's county. Even money tli.t Hearst will not carry, more than four counties In the entire state. Odds of S to I and better that Hughca will be elected governor. One of the most prominent republican politicians In the state bet 13.UO0 against 1S,W that Hug-he wnuld carry New York City. William Barnes, Jr., of Albany Is the stakeholder. A wager whs made of $?.&" sgalnst a like sum that Heirst would not carry New York Cliv. Walter Sweoney, a hotel keeper, look the Hughes end of the bet. Sweeney, who Is In close touch with many of the hotel-keepers throughout the city, mid that he did not believe Hearst would carry a single sldermaulc district In New York. Regarding the reliability of belting as a forecast of the result the New Tork Even ing Pout recalls these facts: "At this time In 1!M the odds on Jtooseve.lt were two to one; by the opening of November they were Ave to one. The curb had evidently hod the situation in band. In October. 19, odds were four and a half to one that Bryan would be defeated, four to one that ha would lose Ohio and five to four that McKlnley would carry Kings county. In the natlor. Bryan waa overwhelmingly de. feaUd; he l"t Ohio by e,ono and Kings county by i.l'A. The ami-election odds had told the story. In IWT, In the hotly eon tested Low-Tracy-Van Wyck contest for the mayoralty, odds on Van Wyck were ten to four at a time when almort every newtjiaper was predicting Low's Success. Van Wyck won by a 72, Plurality. "In luit tlie betting bcga, on 'airly even terms. On the eve of elt-llon ;;,,-e to one waa rffered against Bryan, and en even bet on the luprokj proportion that I Mckinley would cwry by 15,u plurality 0 J r . 1 1 tV r : ' ' 'V , a -nwi - 1 ) Pure, Wholesome, Reliable Made from cream of tartar derived . . solely from grapes, the most deli- ' clous and healthful of all fruit' acids. Its use Is a guarantee of perfect food and a protection against the ills that , follow the use of alum, alum-phos-phate and other low grade powders. '. - v - ;'.. ' . The mixtures "called baling powders that. eU for , tea, cf twenty-five centa a pound, or a cent an ounce,' ro all aliir roade from alum and costirm less than three cents a pound, New York county, which had gone demo cratic by 86,009 In 1903. Both bets were won. In 1S2 the betting started even, hut waa ..ten to nine on Cleveland at the. Inst. The givers of the odds were right, though they underestimated the movement of the west. In JK&S the odds were ten to eifht on Cleveland until Quay ''fried the fat" out of the Pennsylvania manufacturers; then they suddenly changed to ten to eight on Harrison. Both bets correctly measured the nott known situation of the day. This is a pretty convincing record." A M'ARM.Q TO RKPtBLICASS. BsaaSSBMBt aerial Need of a Rally la Rapport of . t Roosevelt Policies. Leslie's Weekly. There Is an especial need for Intelligent organisation by the republicans In 1906. The sweeping victory of 1904, under Rooeevelfs direct leadership, has made them over confident. Under Roosevelt'a leadership, too, in the recent session of congress they enacted more legislation of supreme value te the country than waa passed in' any previous eession since the civil war, and they aro likely to think that this will give them the victory this year, whether they made any systematic effort to win or not. This mood has perils. It defeated the re publicans In 1W2. The whole machinery ot their party the national committee, the state committees of many commonwealths and the county and ward groups Of many communities la all parts of the country was badly directed in . that year. The republicans had made a good record under Harrison. There waa prowperlty all over the country. . But what the republican spellbinders called "apathy" met them In every state. It Intelligent precautions had been taken to marshal the entire party vote, Harrison, and not Cleveland, would have carried the country In 18M. The same thing has hit the republicans , In several congressional campaigns, Thirteen republican members of the pres. ent house of representatives were elected by pluralities of less than 1,000 In 1904. Twenty-six republicans had;, margins of less than ' A lead of less than S.000 for a republican congressman in a boom year Ilk 1904 la a dangerously small margin to work on for an oft year like 1906. Unless the republican organisation, from the na tional committee down to the precinct group:. Is especially active? and vigilant, many of these scats will be lost to the re publicans this year. The difficulties among the republicans In New Tork. Pennsylvania, Ohio. Delaware, Wisconsin, Iowa and other states suggeet a danger which the national and local lead ers of the party should endeavor to meet. We caw how the introduction of extrane ous Issues Into the Maine contest cut the republican lead on September 10 to low fig ures. All that peril would nave been averted If the republican potty In that state had been Intelligently directed. The fact that the fight la practically be tween Roosevelt and Bryan this year for Bryan will be the democratic candidate two years hence, and the republicans must put up Roosevelt or . some man of the Roosevelt etiimp to defeat- hlrrv should be kept before the mind of every republican voter In this campaign. T7nlee the repub lican carry congress by an adequate ma jority In 19u they may lose the presidency In 1W8. PERSONAL SOTKJ. Twelve women were seriously Injured during a bargain counter rush In Louisville, nowever, the unwounded got, some bar. gains. j .A London man played the t plane forty eight hour consecutively, proving his phye. leal enduranco, his idiocy and the patience Of his neighbors. , Judge W. 8.. Kenyon.of Fort Dodge. Is., has been appointed Iowa attorney for the Illinois Central railroad. He Is compara tively a young man, being less than 40, and la one of the best known politicians In his state. Dr. J. M. MrBryde, president of the Vir ginia Polytechnic Institute of Blarksliurg, Va., lias been planed on the retired lint as a pensioner of the Carnegie foundation. He is the third educator from Virginia to receive this distinction. ( Dr. William II. Allen has been conducting examinations of school children In New York on behalf of the Association for Im proving the Condition of . the Poor. Ac cording to Dr. Alton, two-tblrds of the school children In the poor districts are mentally Incapacitated because of critics! ailments. Ir. Alexander Petrunkevltch, head of the department of aoology at the Indisna uni versity, Is a member of the Russian no bility. He Is a son of Ivan Petrunkevltch, the leader of til constitutional democratic party, and one of the leading officers of the Duma. He' I recognised as one of the best coologists In the country. Joseph Jenkins Ia. American minister to F.cuador and the youngest tfflfer of his rank In the dt.ilomatle service of the l'r.ltd States, bos just been elected a member of ths Royai fjaogiapnleal society of Great Britain In recognition of his services In the cause of geographical Science at the time of his expedition to Acre. , L. R. Wllfley of St. Louis, recently ap pointed Judge of the t'nlted States court for China, with besdquarter at Shanghai, Is in Waahlngtoo to receive final ImMruc tlnna. Ha will sail shortly. He occupied the high position as attorney general of the Philippines for five years. Jits court will cover the entlra celestial kingdom. ttrlplaa ia lloaae I'reaavt. Washington Post. It's another case of that ill wind blow. Ing good. The Havana tobacco crop- has txn seriously damaged by the- hurrh-ane, asstiriiig belter pries for the Havana tuttaceo mined In Counectlcut end Penn- Ivaiua, t t ' . ' - - - V V "w' - av ' ' UGHT AND MTEIY r.V r.-t lnv..I.Kth'nnMt " SOjflt r B i iiiii .m i 1 j 11 . . - the deep thinker. , "and I believe It a boa Cause tho re eo senstuve nxnii.iucit taw "I don't see wbnt you mean.' i'urii te ih.v vVu-.tilit He rinhnneat s.na get caught at It tbey mljrht have to wear C-onVICl SUIIS Wim ir.O wrHTS I'lnninj i.i most unbecoming manner Baltimore Amer lean. "Pid you intend to Inaugurate any great reforms this year, .senator?', asked the beautiful alrl. , . , ' "No," replied the statesman. "My present term will not expire until 1." Waahng ton Star. "Well. I have finally obtained your fath er's consent." ssld the young inn, "Now will you agree to be mine?" "I guess so," answered the maiden, doubt fully. "I wouldn't, though. If I thought pa was trying to get iid of me." i'liutourg Post. Samson was shout to 'do bis lifting act. "Is the sporting editor of .the Gonsorrab, Globe here?" he asked. "Yes." replied the great won manager. 'Then bring on the weights," cried the crack thlete of his time. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "What, my friends." voieantcaiiy oe msnded Thomas Rott. ''does the old party atand for?" ' , "Well, you for one thing, replied a pes simistic voice from tho back of the, halL Puck. "He's a verv plavful dog, but bo careless in bis habits." - " - "In what way?" "Wv, yesterday he bit two rag-men and a garbage collector." Cleveland plain Dealer. "My speech was received with enithusastlo Cheers.' .1,1-. I ,1 . O. ..am (b.vt,,IW,. 1'lhtfft doesn't mean that you made any convert. People are more likely to applaud you for telling them what they already believed.' Washington Star. I.AVGH AM) BIS GLAD. Huoston Post. , . . , , Jurt be' a good fellow -. , Whatever you do; The akiee may be gloomy -' ' Or shiny and blue. It doesn't at all matter, ' The hue of tho skies. .' ' ..' .. Just bo the sun elilnee -: '' In your heart and your eyes.. 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