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WIIKS OIT OF IOWX.
Safcacrlbera leaving- the city tem
porarily ahonld have The Bea
mailed to them. Address will he
Omaha people are still glad to bear
and see Bryan, but sorry they cannot
conscientiously vote as he advises.
It the railroads paid city taxes on
their terminals, a bigger police force
for Omaha would soon be doing busi
ness. Tory victories In the London county
council may be a valuable "tip" to the
British government on the subject of
Us parliamentary program.
The Ade-Hale Incident should cause
press agents to take their principals
into their confidence before publishing
engagement announcements., - vv
Don't imagine that you can vote
next Tuesday on last year's registra
tion. No previous registration holds
good this year. . Tou must register
Russia is preparing for a parliamen
tary campaign, and the test of au
tocracy's power will come when It un
dertakes to secure a working majority
of the members.
Ex-Senator Allen and Judge Graves
should get together on the subject of
the pass as a bribe, but perhaps the
rule "honl solt Qui mal y pense" ob
tains in this case.
Count Bont de Castellane doubtless
realizes his mistake In trying to "bluff"
an American girl, even though she
had shown herself weak enough to
marry him on his own terms.
After mature meditation Mayor
Dahlman has decided that the only
punishment he will Inflict upon
"holdup Insurance" city officials is a
sentence to write no more letters.
Candidate Shallenberger is said to
imagine that be will poll as many votes
in Omaha as did Mayor Dahlman. Can
didate Shallenberger Is likely to be
badly fooled. There Is only one "Jim."
In the light of recent verdicts that
Ohio attorney must have decided that
it would be a hardship upon house
keepers to press suit against the
"Plumbers' trust" until danger of frost
If the railroads are compelled to pay
city taxes on their terminals the same
as other property owners, Omaha
would have no trouble to find the neo-
essary money to put In the double shift
If the railroads paid taxes on their
their terminals, South Omaha would
come In for a neat revenue, which 1
now lost to the Magic City by railroad
tax evasion and shifted onto the little
home owners who have no way of get
ting away from their taxes.
The allegation that the former Mrs.
J. Burke Roche is guilty of bigamy
because her American divorce is not
recognized In Great Britain brings up
another phase of International law
which threat us to become of para
mount Importance to several distin
guished persouagos almost any time.
Candidate Hitchcock is playing for
the favor of colored voters of Omaha
Just as It their memories were so short
that they bad forgotten the undis
guised effort of Mr. Hitchcock's news
paper to Incite a race riot here a few
weeks ago in which one or more Inno
cent colored men woald surely bave
lout their Uvea.
HOW TO SCRATCH WILLIAMS.
Evidence accumulates that the can
didacy of the treacherous Williams
does not sit well with thousands of de
cent republicans throughout Nebraska.
The fact that he traded himself Into a
nomination tdr railroad commissioner
on the republican ticket as the consid
eration for repudiating his Instructions
is not recognized as giving him a
valid claim to party support. The ex
hibition of political treachery, which
he made in the state convention, hai
marked him as unsafe and unreliable,
and an extra hazardous rlBk as a mem
ber of a railroad commission passing
on Interests .vital to shippers and great
To make the protest against Williams
effective, however, those who propose
to scratch htm should take special
care to do so In a way that will make
their votes count. To scratch Williams
and scatter the vote among all three
of his opponents on the fusion ticket
would not accomplish the object. The
vote that Is withheld from Williams
should be centered on the strongest
candidate, on the opposition ticket,
who in this instance is George Horst.
Hor6t is not only a man of known re
liability and Independence of corpora
tion strings, but he has given assur
ance that if elected he will perform
his duties irrespective of partisan poli
tics. Further than this, it should be re
membered the Nebraska ballot law
makes It necessary that, when anyone
wishes to scratch one or more candi
dates and otherwise vote a straight
ticket, he must Indicate his choice
plainly. In this case, therefore, every
republican who scratches Williams
should be careful to put his cross in
the party circle and then to make
three cross marks in the division of the
ballot devoted to railroad commission
ers one each opposite the names of
Cowell, Wlnnett and Horst.
THE STEEL COMPACTS REPORT. ,
The report of the United States Steel
company for the quarter ending Sep
tember 20 Is to be read as another
chapter of the story of an essentially
speculative scheme, the most gigantic
of the time. For it Is believed by
competent judges that the capitaliza
tion on which that combination was
floated and began business five years
ago was a third to one-half water, or
dependent with the best management
upon Incredibly rapid growth of the
country. At the utmost the whole
vast Issue of common stock, which the
public took In a moment of Infatua
tion, could have no other basis, and
In the reaction that followed reflection
sank almost to sero.
Unprecedented Industrial expansion,
however, has enabled the company to
accumulate profits on a basis ap
proximating the original abnormal
capitalization so that earnings for the
September quarter, after paying in
terest on bonds and dividends on pre
ferred stock, left net earnings of $17,-
238,830. But as In previous quarters
for a long time, Instead of applying
net earnings to common stock, the
company declared a one-half per cent
dividend, which required only $2,541,-
612, thus holding back nearly $13,
000,000 as surplus for the three
months. The vital point la that these
enormous surplus earnings, over and
above many extraordinary deductions
for special purposes of a permanent
character, are being put into the form
of Improvements like the great new
steel works at Gary and not paid to
the investing public that originally
took the watered stock. On the other
hand, the scale of prices of Iron and
steel, fundamental materials in all in
dustries, is enforced unescapably on
the general public on the basis of the
fictitious capitalization. -
It Is true, in a measure, that the
value thus added to the property will
reappear In the quotations of the com
mon stock, but that value was not re
alizable by the mass of original stock
holders who could not survive the
shrink that bo quickly followed the
sensational flotation of the steel
scheme. The effect in last analysis Is
equivalent to wringing water out of
the stock, except that the value Is ex
tracted from the pocket of the con
suming public and does not even go
into that of the victimized original or
early stockholders and only in a frac
tional and Indirect way into that of
THE PRESIDENT ASD HEARST1SM.
The address of Ellhu Root, while ex
emplifying the extraordinary intellec
tual power of the secretary of state,
carries also the force of a direct mes
sage from the president of the United
States to the citizens of his own state
on the eve of election. The necessity
of such authoritative communication
has been forced by the unprecedented
audacity of the Hearst pretensions to
reform and even to Identity of aim
with the Roosevelt program. The
grotesqueness of the fraud is, of
course, apparent to all intelligent
minds, but when as . the campaign
progressed It was systematically
pressed with a view to Imposing upon
uninformed and gullible voters, it was
characteristic of President Roosevelt
to commission the chief of bis official
family to denounce the Imposture "by
The substance of the secretary's ter
rific arraignment of the New York yel
low Catallne la indeed little more than
a summary of the president's own pre
vious public expressions, with the ex
plicit assurance that William Randolph
Hearst Is the man whom the president
had specifically In mind when Id a
message to congress be denounced
"the reckless utterances of those whd,
on the stump and In the public press,
appeal to the dark and evil spirit of
malice aud greed, ear and sullen
hatred," and "the deliberate dema
gogue and exploiter of sensational
ism." And certainly nothing has oc
curred In our politics, full as It Is of
preposterous Incidents, more amazing
than the brazenness of Hearst In New
York in pretending sympathy with
Theodore Roosevelt and to represent
the spirit of Lincoln and Jefferson.
Though ordinarily the president of
the United States is reluctant to make
emphatic pronouncement In local po
litical contests. It Is well for the cause
of decent government In New York
and of good citizenship everywhere
that, speaking with the tongue of Sec
retary Root, he should make clear
even to the dullest comprehension the
line that should be drawn In the pres
ent extraordinary case. The Hearst
conspiracy, the diametric reverse of
patriotic, sincere, sane effort to reform
civic abuses which all good men rec
ognize and deplore, strikes at the
very roots of civilized society and gov
ernment, and unless It be now dealt
a stunning blow by the worthy citizen
ship of the great state of New York
it would have to be encountered and
overcome In the theater of national
KOW THE RAILROADS WORK IT.
During the last year the Chicago &
Northwestern railroad has bought
something over four city blocks In the
heart of Omaha's business district for
a site for a new "freight depot. This
property, which has heretofore been
listed for assessment and taxation by
the municipal government was paid for
by the Northwestern according to
deeds on file in the recorder's office at
the following prices:
Block 364, lot 4 1 11,500
Block 364, lot S 14,600
Block 354, lot 1 7,900
Block 7, except north 44 feet lot 1.... 66,495
Block 26 81,750
Block 40 77,310
Block 69 70,600
Total .' $339,065
In a word, the Chicago & North
western paid nearly $340,000 for a lo
cation for its new freight depot, al
though It was doubtless compelled to
make bids somewhat In excess of what
the current market value would other
wise bave been. If the law remains as
It la now, this property acquired by the
Northwestern road will be tacked on to
Its mileage returns to the State Board
of Assessment with a pretense of dis
tribution along the entire line of the
road and be absolutely wiped off of the
tax Hats for the city of Omaha, so far
as contributing to the support of mu
nicipal government Is concerned.
Omaha will lose over $2,000 In city
taxes on this property and no one will
be the gainer except the Northwestern
road, which will put It into its own
pocket. The taxes for the whole North
western system payable to the city of
Omaha, including the Minneapolis &
Omaha, for 1907 are less than $4,000,
and it now proposes to absorb prop
erty that paid more than $2,000 in, city
taxes without Increasing by one penny
the city taxes paid by the road.
The theft by the Northwestern of
the city taxes on Its new freight depot
site only Illustrates how serious the
evasion of city taxes by the railroads
could become. It the Northwestern
can buy four city blocks and take them
out of municipal taxation, It can buy
ten or twenty blocks in the same man
ner and reduce our tax values propor
tionately. If the Northwestern can do
this the Union Pacific and the Burling
ton and the Rock Island and the Mis
souri Pacific and all other roads can,
If they wish, do likewise. It would be
quite possible for the railroads to an
nex half of the best business property
in Omaha to their terminals and turn
it In for taxation as mileage, leaving
the other halt to bear the entire tax
burden of municipal government.
How this can, be a fair deal or a
square deal is Incomprehensible to the
average taxpayer. There 1b no reason
whatever why Omaha should not get at
least the same amount of taxes out of
the Northwestern freight depot Bite
after as before the railroad bought It.
The republican state platform prom
ises to amend the revenue law so as to
enable all cities and towns in Nebraska
to impose city taxes on railroad termi
nals the same as on other property,
and every legislative candidate on the
republican ticket in this county is spe
cially pledged to push this demand.
Every taxpaytng citizen of Omaha and
South Omaha, regardless of politics,
ought to vote the republican ticket on
this one issue of terminal taxation.
Secretary Taft says it strikes him as
the height of ridiculousness for demo
crats to ask the people to uphold Pres
ident Roosevelt by electing a demo
cratic house of representatives to
harass and embarrass him. The same
thing is true with reference to the
other branch of congress. Nebraska
can stand by Roosevelt only by electing
a republican legislature to send a
Roosevelt republican to the senate who
will stay with the president on his
reform measures without dodging or
Though Senator Clark may change
his mind about his desire to leave the
aenate, the people cf Montana will
probably Insist that he adhere to bis
first resolution. But the Intervening
contest should be made remunerative
to the participants.
Any one listening to George Sheldon
will be quickly convinced that when
be is elected governor be will be gov
ernor for the whole state of Nebraska
and the interests of Omaha and South
Omaha will be in no danger of suffer
ing at his hands.
The. warring telephone companies
are respectfully reminded that Oma
ha's charter is severe in its prohibi
tion on franchlsed corporations using
uioney to promote or defeat the elec-
tton of any candidate for office.- Be
cause this prohibition has been vio
lated in the past with impunity is no
assurance that It will be a dead letter
Emboldened by the example of other
demagogues whose stock act is to com
pare themselves with Lincoln and
other martyred presidents, Mr. Hearst
made the mistake of comparing him
self with a living one.
Lawyers of Kansas, Nebraska and. a
few other states will display a woeful
lack of business ability if they fall to
get fat fees out of the Scully estate,
from which three children have been
A Bothersome Qaestlon.
The American Bankers' association has
been trying to flaure nut how in t mnr
money In emergencies. We wlah It would
nna tne answer. That question bothers
most of us.
The Man for the Job.
New York Bun.
Francis J. Honey In making the amo
kind of a fight against the grafters In San
Francisco that" he made against the land
thievea. At a prosecutor he knows no
party, and a braver man never performed
a public duty.
Lnnrh Carta oa Wheels.
The Pullman Pnmnnnv Halm, Vi n If m
not a common carrier, but Is engaged In
the hotel buMnees. and that being on wheela
does not change Its status. Will the night
lunch carta eventually come under the In
terstate commerce lawT
Baraaln Price Itoyalty.
The Juke of Marlborough.
scribed by a competent anthropologist as a
perfumed little ass." let tro his wife and
children for $100,000 a year. It seems like a
lot of money, but his pictures indicate that
It was cheap.
Versatility of Mr. Taft.
The comprehensive versatility of Mr.
Taft's genius becomes apparent when It Is
found that with all this globe-trotting, lld-
represang and peace maklna- he ha mn.
aged to keep an eye on the tariff. Nothing
iiae it nas happened since Julius Caesar
managed several campaigns at once, and
Incidentally kept a number of amanuemaea
buy in the literary service.
The Power that Ralea.
Nashville American. ,
A political campaign la not a bopUI nr
literary or religious affair. It is not at
tractive to negative characters, or Chester,
fielda or theorists or idealists, who do nmk.
In but dream and sigh. Those who can
not taae as well as give have no business
in It. Among the Voters are all kinds of
men, and the vote of the foolish counts
for aa much aa the vote of the wise. ThU
Is one of the beauties, or ugly features,
whichever you think, of our system of
government. The privilege of voting goes
with the duty of paying taxes in time of
peace and going to battle In time of war.
Rough and ready men are reached bv nu.h
and ready arguments, but they are not so
easily aecetved as demagogues suppose.
The man who site In hla studv op at hi.
office desk and sneers at politics and scorns
to vote is an ass. Suppose two-thirds of
the voters did not vote? Then one-third
would rule two-thirds. A man may help
to make politics better or worse, but ha
cannot escape its dominion, its Influence
nor 1U rule. k r
PKJIALTY THAT HIRTS.
Prlaoa Penalty Annoytngr Pro
moters of Trade Combines.
Hard fate continues to tnirvu thnu Tn.
lcdo icemen convicted of violation cf tho
valentine anti-trust act. Having taken
their appeal from the sentence of the lower
court the circuit court finds aa-alnat ikn
and confirms the sentence of six months'
imprisonment and R.600 fine. They still
nave an appeal to the supreme court, but
the Ohio law, It seems, does not allow th
appeal beyond the circuit court to act as a
supersedeas, and there is now no viuia
escape for them from the doors of the Jail.
l "' aiBtanee the public Judgment of
their guilt or Innocence must rest on ih.
findings of the two courts and their own
piea or guilty, which they have sought to
take back when they find that it invniu..
a real penalty. But, accepting the cred-
mie presumption that they broke the law
which men. great and amali nir..
every day there is no doubt that the Ohio
proceoure is on the track of the right
penalty. Fines to the men whs, r. mni,in.
thousands or millions out of combinations
to suppress competition and exact arbi
trary prices are flea bites. Rut nhm .
man of that sort has to go to prison It Is
a deterrent to all hla class; and the higher
In financial circles the man who l sent to
prison the more impressive is the example.
in loieao icemen evidently thought that
their plea of guilty would enM then,
escape with a line. It is the Imposition of
uuprmunmeni against wnicn they are ex
hausting the resources of appeal.
If the penalty of Imprisonment Is actually
carried out it Is a safe prediction that trade
combinations in and about Toledo win hp
very scarce for some time to come.
RATE REGILATIOX RESULT J.
Marked Tendency Townrd Redaetloa
la Railroad Sehednles.
The railroad rate law has been In effect
sixty days. A Urge claim for accomplish
ments is already made In Its behalf by
Interstate Commerce Commissioner Lane,
who reports that never In the history of
the country has there been such general
reduction of freight and passenger rates
aa In the last two months. Of the nearly
5.0 changes In schedules filed by the rail,
roads In that time 90 per cent, he say,
have bean reductions. The cuts In pas
senger rates have been accompanied, toe,
by reductions In frelg-ht rates, perhapt not
so sensational, but nevertheless notable.
Commissioner Lane thinks the abolition
of passes has saved to the companies a
revenue that enabled them to reduce pas
senger rates. But the reduction Itself has
Invited sreater receipts by encouragintr
travel. The reasons offered for the freight
reductions are that the companies, freed
from the peril of unfair competition, are
now abln to adjust their rates In accordance
with the principles of fair business. Also,
that this readjustment, as in the case of the
passenger reductions, has led to more busi
ness and greater earnings, Increased, alpo,
by the railroads saving the great sums they
have been accustomed to aacriflce by rebat
ing. Not even the most optimistic expected re
sults so speedily as Commissioner Lane hns
founj them. It was thouxht that there
would be at least a period of litigation to
I test the met, which would have prtvwtml
j rexults for a long time. In fact, it is hard,
jeven yet, notwithstanding Mr. Line's re.
I port, to accept this general change of heart
among the rtbaters and discriminators. But
I It is Impossible to doubt that the eTeet has
(been good, whether the reaulta so far arc
laj art at us he edtlmate. We are at least
In a fair may of getting such results, even
juu a muih rtr jcalt, swonsr ur la 1st.
OTHER Ln TH Ot RS.
Bv a majority of 9X the dominant unionist
party In the House of Lords recast the
education bill which the British Parlla-
Iment paed at ta first session. The meas
ure as sent to the Ixrds prohlbltPd re
ligious Instruction during school hours In
schools supported by local taxation or par
liamentary grants. For this provision the
lords substituted one making religious In
struction compulsory during school1 hours
In all public elementary schools. The so
tlon of the hereditary legislators was ex
pected, hence the decisive vote registered
In favor of reversing the educational policy
of tho ministry was not surprising. But It
serves to show, as on former occasions,
tho Implacable hostility of the privileged
classes to all measures of reform. A like
fate undoubtedly awaits the labor bills and
Irish home rule. What will the liberal
ministry do? According to the New Tork
Sun, the ministerial program which finds
most favor Is that, "pending the flnal re
jection of the educational bill, measures
calculated to please union labor on the one
hand and the Irish nationalist party on the
other shall be driven through the House
of Commons and sent up to the lords, by
whom they are expected to be thrown out.
The nim. In other words. Is to make the
hereditary legislators offensive to every elu
ment of Britain's population, nnd when u
universal demand for Its abolition is ex
cited, to go to the country, not on an
education bill, or an Irish bill, or a labor
bill, but on the reauest for a peremptory
mandate to mend or end the upper cham
ber. The ahrewdnesa of this policy Is evi
dent. If a general election were to turn
exclusively on any one of the measures
which thus far have been Introduced or
promised by the liberal government. H Is
possible that the electors might be dlv'ded
with an approach to evenness. But among
the masses of the voters the House of
Lords lias few frlpnds, and if thp naked
iKsue were presented It Is probable that the
British people would refuse to tolerate any
longer such a mediaeval absurdity aa an
The Anglo-French entente did not pre
vent the Paris Blecle from using pretty
plain language with reference to the pro
posed presentation of an address to ex
members of the Russian Duma by a group
of British parliamentarians. It snld: "The
Idea Is preposterous. Not that there is any
harm in taking aides with the Duma
rather thAn with the autocracy. Among en
lightened minds there are few who approve
of the ciar's methods, and England is full
of such minds. But It Is nevertheless true
that a frightful struggle Is going on In
Russia between the party officially In office
and the revolutionary party. There Is
pillage, Incendiarism and assassination.
On the other hand, there is merci
less repression to the extent of about
twenty executions a day. The first
duty of foreigners is to leave these people
to settle their differences among them
selves, and it Is a crime to go and pour oil
on such a fire. Englishmen, who are so
Jealous of the greatness of their own coun
try, ought to have reasoned thus: Either
England Is at heart with the Insurrectlcn.
and In that case It is by means of its war
ships and Its reglnr.ent.-i that It ought to
assert Its sympathies, or England has de
cided to remain neutral, and, if so, the
parliamentarians of the delegation repre
sent nothing but their own vanity and tho
criminal Imprudence of people whose pro
ceedings may give rise to International
complications. Such proceedings do
no credit to British common sense."
Great Britain, France and Germany have
had commissions employed for several years
seeking a remedy for the sleeping sickness
which has depopulated entire districts in
tropical Africa and Asia. Prof. Dobert
Koch, lecturing In Berlin last March, de
clared that since the beginning of the last
century 100,000 persons had died of this
baffling scourge In equatorial Africa. On
June 20, Lieutenant Tulloch,- who had ac
companied the British Royal commission to
Uganda, and had contracted the disease
while dissecting an Inoculated rat, died In
London In spite of all that science could
do to check the progress of the poison in
his blood. Neither the exact nature nor
the origin of the sleeping sickness has been
satisfactorily determined. The Infection Is
spread from human to human by the sting
of a small fly, the glosslna palpalls. Fever
is the earliest positive symptom. The pa
tient then becomes incoherent and en'
feebled and finally Is seized by the sleep
mania, which ends In death. Thymol, men
tioned in the cable dispatches a a cure, Is
a crystalline product of thyme, a famlllur
aromatic herb. Distilled and diluted, it has
an agreeable, cooling taste, and has long
been valued In medical practice as a power
ful antiseptic adapted to the healing of
wounda and the treatment of affections of
the nose and throat.
From statistics collected by the London
Board of Trade, which is a part of the
English government. It is learned that the
average wage of the agricultural laborer in
England is 14.44 and the average income
of the city workman $5.06 per week; that
from the former's stipend must be de
ducted 13.25 a week for food alone and
from the letter's 13.60. This leaves very
little for lodging, clothes and pleasure and
puts the English workman on a far lower
plane, so far as the material comforts of
life are concerned, than th American
workman. Take but a few examples, for
all of which the London Board of Trade
is authority. In the building trades, car
penters. Joiners and bricklayers work fifty
hours a week In summer and forty-four In
winter at average wages for 110.60 in Lon
don and 17 36 in the country. Painters at
17 and IS cents per hour in London average
$8.44 weekly. Masons average $10.50 in
London and 19 42 In the country. The
average weekly pay of the coal miner is
I6.S5 a week of from four and a half to
Ave and a half days at nine and a half
hours. Lancashire pays the highest wage,
11. tt daily. Scotland, In the Lanark dis
trict, pays the lowest, an average of 11.36 a
day. Cabinetmakers get from tH.62 to $10.35
a week; upholsterers, $S.6 to $10.56; com
positors on London morning newspapers,
$11.62; on evening papers, $10.42; In IJver
pool and Manchester, $8 12; in Scotland and
the country, $8.16.
While the Dutch are seriously discussing
ways and menus of averting ultimate
absorption by Germany, now that hope of
a direct successor to the throne seems to
have been abandoned, the Belgians, too,
are growing panicky In face of the Pan
Germanic movament. The French press
in Belgium is greatly exercised over a plan
recently set on foot by the German part of
the population to secure legal recognition
of their native tongue. In 1900 the num
ber of German-speaking inhabitants was
only 1 per cent of the total. The ratio
may have Increased romewhat since then.
The claim Is bssed on the constitutional
right enjoyed by every Belgian to make
use of his native language tn his relations
with the educational, administrative and
judicial departments of the government.
Admitting, however, their numerical weak
ness, the Germans declare that they will
be content with an official recognition of
their rights without seeking to have them
nforced. The Flemish representatives In
the chamber, contrary to common expecta
tion, have come out against the demand
of the German-Belgians, possibly because
they are convinced of the necessity of of
fering a chpek to German aspirations in
Standard Oil Case raased.
! JACKBOX. Tenn.. Nov. 1-The rase
xaalnst the Standard Oil romuany before
J the federal court here Mas vester
I ilut piskPd t th n"1 term of court. The
Avoid alum and alum phos
label lav requires that all
the ingredients be named
on the labels. Look out
for the alum compounds.
NOTE. Saicty lies in buying only
Royal Baking Powder, which is a
pure, cream or tartar baking powder,
and the best that can be made.
politic i, nniFT.
Pre-election predictions look weary "the
Like a base ball game, election results
are not settled until the last ballot Is
Mr. Bryan etretched a etrlng of speeches
through the center of Indiana and re
publicans expect to roll up a plurality of
The election of a friendly Judiciary Is of
vital Importance to William Randolph
Hearst. Damage suits pcnJirg In the courts
against him total $7,000."00.
"Graft In San Francisco!"' exclaimed the
Callfornlaii. "Say, you effete easterners
don't know anything about our graft. It
permeates commercial as well as political
life. Why, I'll bet that If the eltlxens un
dertake to hang the boodlers they'll get
stuck on the price of rope."
Senator Clark of Montana Is hurrying
home to look after hie fences. Affairs In
the Copper state are In a discouraging
condition. Pernicious knockers are trying
to make two former state treasurers dis
gorge the Interest they received on state
funds. "If this thing keeps up," remarks
a Butte politician, "an office in Montana
won't pay election expenses."
According to the esteemed Brooklyn
Eagle, among those voting for Hearst "will
be found every man who Is better than he
ought to be; every man who does not know
any better; every man who has a feeble
mind; every man who wants something
for nothing, and every man who Is a nat iral
born crank." If Hearst gets all these
votes a motion to make the election unani
mous will be unnecessary.
In the Indian territory side of the new
state of Oklahoma both parties are now
struggling to control the Indian vote. This
has resulted In good places for the In
dians In the opening contest. There are
fifteen Indians among the fifty-five demo
cratic delegate nominees. The significance
of this proportion Is seen when It is under
stood that the whites actually outnumber
the Indians ten to one. There are also to
be a number of Indians on the republican
Surprises spring up everywhere. The
borough council of Washington, in this
etate, passed an ordinance giving a fran
chise to the Pittsburg Railway company,
but the company refused to accept It, be
cause It provided for free passes for tho
borough officials. The work will now
have to be done all over again, and the
officials will have to go without their
passes or the railway company without Its
BACK TO BOYHOOD DAY.
Why Men Dream of Them and Wake
. to Weep for Times tiooe Br.
Yes, sir! Boyhood happy days, of course.
We know about that. We haven't forgot
ten the joy of sleeping in an unfiiittiiea
loft in winter when our breath frose to
the bedding and we had to tlmw us out
with a hot Hatlron every mornli a.
Morning, too! We got up at 4 a. m.,
pitch dark, $4 degrees below sero, and still
going down! We had to get up, hustle
out and feed and milk the lowing herd,
curry the rear elevation of the family mule,
wake the rooster up to crow, thaw out the
pump, chop four cords of wood an i phoM
away the snow to make room for the sun
Some times we went to school In ihe
winter not often. Only on the days when
It waa too cold and stormy to go outdoors.
Then we sat on a nice, cool board about
fifty feet away from the stove and gayl.v
blew at our fingers and picked Icicles from
our hair. And, as we sat, we listen!
to a wooden image with a teacher's li
cense aa he handed us misinformation and
permanently crippled our Intellects.
Then came the merry springtime. Rise
at 2:30 a. m. More lowing herd. The
herd, owing to the supply of fodder, being
low. Then the hired man, who had hi
bernated tn the forest, came forth seeking
whom he might make happy with his pres
ence. And we, being In need of extra Joy,
were allowed to sleep with this wooly
hireling, who snored like the boom of
the sad sea waves. He was a good fol
low, this hired man. He taught us to
chew tobacco and swear. These senile
pastimes procured us more violent lickings
than' any other Joy in our whole young
No memory Is more loaded with Joy germs
than the spring crop working. Can we ever
forget the plowing? How we held the jlow
when we had to reach up with a pike pole
to get the handles; how we drove the old
plug team, with the lines around our neck;
how when the clevis broke the mares
walked away with our frail body dragging
behind the ears? When darkness came
we stabled the plugs and went forth to milk
the brlndle heifer. The heifer kicked us
across the barn floor and an old cow ob
ligingly kicked us back again. Then when
the milking waa over, what fun to turn In
and teach a fool calf to drink! This acting
as dry nurse to a bandy-legged calf was
one of the mort unmixed Joys of all. We
tied the calf short, set the bucket In front
of him, got astraddle of his neok, stuck two
fingers in his mouth and with the other
hand Jammed hla head Into the pail. And
all the time we were emptying out abuse
on calve. In general and this lop-eared Idiot
In particular. This wtnt on until dad came
In and with loving patience horsewhipped
ua ell about the place.
Then when we had carried In the wood,
brought forty gallons of water from the
spring and eaten ab iut eight pounds of ro'.ld
food, we went Joyfully upstairs and came
down again Immediately to breakfast
We often dream and wake to weep for the
days gone by when the day wis ripe. We
recall the eld swamp that always had to be
cut by hand. We recall little stones that
we rasped the edge of our blade on. We
recall the pretty snakes we stepped on with
our bare feet. We remember It all with
Well. Weill liuw It all comes beak ta us!
FROM COAST TO COAST.
Two Systems of Railroads Plan o
Male (he Oceans.
Wall Street Journal.
George J. Gould asys that a transcon
tinental railroad of the United Stales Is as.
sured. In making thla statement he refers,
f course, to his own system. Meanwhile,
however, Mr. Harrimnn, by his acquisition
of an increased Interest In the Baltimore A
Ohio, appears also to le reaching out for
a transcontinental system. A short time
ago one of the leading rullroad men cf
the country not Mr. Gould declared that
in twenty years the whol railroad situa
tion in the country would be radically
changed and that the situation then would
be a few systems reaching from the At
lantic to the Pacific. If this takes place it
will be revolutionary Indped, for It has been
the Judgment of the best railroad experi
ence- that the public and the stockholder
could beet be served by making the Mis
sissippi river the great dividing line of
the railroad systems of the country. This,
for Instance, has been and still is the pollc y
of the Pennsylvania rnilroad, which has
thus far persistently refused to enter Into
any plan of extending Its system heyoml
SAID IK Ft.
Police Officer Have you ever been a can
didate for office?
Prisoner (who has been arrested for dis
orderly conduct) Once, many years ago.
Police Officer Sorry, sir, but we shi'.ll
have to take your Bertlllon measurements.
Percy Did you notice that the paper said
my remarks Bt the bun quel Jait night were
"punctuated with applause?"
Miss Cuttingly Yes, and I thought it
waa a mean thing to say. It meant, of
course, that thp audience was trying to put
a period to them. Washington fctar.
"No, ma'am," Harvard Hasoeen ex
plained. "I'm not a common tramp, I just
can't get work. I'm what you might cull
'an unhappy medium.' "
"Indeed (' replied Alrn. Subbubs, sarcas
tically. "Yes m; you see. I'm too heavy for light
work and too light for heavy work."
"Did It ever Btrlk? you that the averao
Juries are very much on the order of seif
"How do you make that out?"
"Thpy always go off as soon hs they are
charged, and no man without the experi
ence or a patriarch and the foresight of a
prophet can possibly tell where tney are
going to lilt.' Baltimore American.
"1 don't see why they are trying to din
cover the North oW now." remarked the
aiaiuen wlih more bloom tuan scir-ntulc at
tainment. Wi.at makes you say that?" asked her
"1 snouhln't think thry would need any
more poles now they have wireless lelcn
rdphy anywhere." replied the unsophisti
cated maiden. Baltimore, American.
TRIALS OF AS A I TO.
I remember, I remember.
The car I uned to drive.
It Marted out right gallantly,
But never would arrive.
The commutator wouldn't work.
The Jump-spark wouldn't play;
Then suddenly 'twould give a JerU
That took my breath away.
I remember. I remember.
How nothing would stay right;
The aspiratirn pipe got loose.
The carbureter tight;
The Fleering knuckle broke one day;
'Twas Just before we. met
A hepdlpss old ppdpstrlan
The man la living yet!
I remember, I remember,
The eurvee I used to swing:
I thought that twenty mllca an hour
Waa speed like anything!
The car seemed like a feather then.
That seems so heavy now.
And punctured tlrea could not disperse
The smiles that wreathed my brow.
I rempmhpr, I remember,
That little runabout;
It always skidded, slipped and bucked.
And calmly threw me out.
I have a Palace Flyer now.
But still 'tis little fun
For I am far less satisfied
Than when I first begun.
" vwuldn't give a penny for a
Boy," Beau Brummel, "who
Add no prid in drrM."
A PROPER PRIDE
It is part of the develop
ment of a Boy's character to
teach him to have regard for
It can't be done with
elouchy, ill-fitting clothing.
'Suits for school, for plav,
for drees, for whatever occa
sion, those we sell are the
best that money can buy.
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