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THE OifAITA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, JULY ."0. 1D07.
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STATEMENT OF CIRCULATION.
V' f Nebraska, Uouglas county, as:
-hrles C. Rosewater, general manager
r Ihe Bee Publishing Company. nelng
? worr. says that the actual numlvt
J rull and complete copies of The Dally
Morning .Evening and Sunday Bee printed
uring tha month of June, Mu7. waa af
. . . 36,680
Leas unsold and returned coplaa. . 1089
' Net total 1,083,831
aJljr average 36,137
CHARLES C. RGSEWATER.
B,,K.rt... . General Manager.
fc5or! n ,m.y P'" nd sworn to
.u. Vm thl lat fay t July. 1907.
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WHES OUT OP TOWN.
Subscribers leaving the city tem.
orarlly ahonld hare The Bee
nailed to them. Addreaa will be
hanged aa often aa requested.
Contrary to usual practice, the army
a8 laid aside itg Ayrea.
President Roosevelt Is surprising the
country again by proving that he
knows how to rest.
Commissioner Bingham has ordered
the New York policemen to be civil
and polite. " 'Gwan."
"I am a fool and a weakling," wrote
a St. Louis lawyer. Then he proved
his case by committing suicide.
- Filipino agitators whoasBert that
they prefer Japanese to American rule
ahould read up on the history of Corea.
The pledge of economy and low tax
levies is one of the promises of the
democratic city platform which no
Railroads are learning that while
they may defy the state courts, It U
not at all profitable to persistently
efy public sentiment.
Carrie Nation has deferred her plans
or reforming Pittsburg. Probably
8he Is waiting until she can first trade
ber hatchet for an axe.
One more week for candidates to
file their names for tha official primary
ballot. There are no signs, however,
I any great land office rush,
A DaniBh scientist has succeeded In
producing bsr in the form of a tab
let. It will be lu great demand by
druggists In prohibition states.
While preparing hero medals for
presidential candidates, It should be
remembered that Colonel Dryan has
4Td fusion's life several times.
Fire-eater Hobson doubtless, figures
that it is entirely safe to sound the
tocsin of war from a Chautauqua plat
form erected on a Nebraska prairie.
Harry Orchard still , Insists he has
been telling the truth. It is common
knowledge that a man may tell a He
bo often that he will believe It him
self. The explanation offered by Sheriff
McDonald to excuse the notorious
grafting In his office Is that "they all
io It" That explanation won't go
this time. ('
The federal government has donated
a warship, a little the worse for the
wear, to the naval militia of Missouri.
Now let Japan do Its worst. The coun
try la safe.
"Roosevelt has gathered wisdom as
the dayg have gone by," says Bryan's'
Commoner. " Even Mr. Bryan can not
help calling attention to the difference
between Mr. Roosevelt and himself.
Tha Chicago Inter Ocean has scored
a big scoop over all Its contemporaries
by the discovery that the entire west
In ablaze with enthusiasm over
Speaker Cannon's presidential boom.
More than $14,000,000 In matured
government bonds on which Interest
ceased July 1 have not yet been pre
sented for redemption. Times can not
be so very hard with the bondholders.
The committee) of the' Alabama leg
islator appointed to Investigate the
books and accounts of Booker Wash
ington's Institute at Tuikegee regrets
to report that everything was found
la first-class abap.
JAPAT8 DREAM Or EM PI HZ,
Japan apparently Is making no se
cret of its plans for the future enlarge
ment of its sphere of Influence. Hav
ing secured absolute domination of the
affairs of Corea, Viscount Hayashl, the
Japanese minister of foreign affairs,
discussing the recent treaty and the
action leading up to It, Is quoted as
If the lesson of the fata of Corea can be
so regarded by China, It may have warned
that government to put Ita house in order.
Some of the elder statesmen of
Japan have been contending that
Japan's immediate work is in the
orient and that there could be no ex
cuse for talk about war with the
United States. Viscount Hayashl
makes it plain thp.t the energetic
Japanese have their eye on China, with
a desire and intention eventually to
effect a consolidation of the yellow
races Into a mighty coalition dominated
by Japan. . Perhaps the history of the
last dozen years has served to justify
Japan's confidence In Its ability to un
dertake the mighty task of moderniz
ing China. Since the war of 1894, the
world has understood that Japan is
the more powerful nation of the two,
In spite of China's greater size and
population. Japan's defeat of Russia
gave the Japanese a secure foothold
In Manchuria, in which region the
Japanese already exercise complete
domination of commercial and Indus
China will naturally refuse to sub
mit to this program of absorption or
spoliation without a struggle, and the
other great powers which have zones
of Influence In China will naturally re
sent threatened Japanese encroach
ment, but whether any outside influ
ences can prevent the realization of
Japan's dream of conquest is open to
question. At most the conquest will
hardly come as the result of an open
war, but rather through tha exertion
of Japan's resistless energy and de
termination to make Tokio the real If
not the nominal capital of the empire
of 600,000,000 people now embraced
In Japan, Corea and China. Japan's
plan is evidently to secure mastery of
China by bringing that empire, with
Corea, Into touch with the world,
under Japanese tutelage. Such a com
bination would give Japan almost lim
itless strength as a world power, as
sure its ascendancy in the orient and
fulfill the dream of Japanese empire.
More opportunities are open for men
and women willing to work in America
today than at any previous time in the
history of the country, and absolutely
no excuse exists for Idleness on the
part of the able-bodied. Proof of this
assertion is found In the applications
for workmen on file with the commis
sioner of Immigration in Washington.
The commissioner recently sent a letter
of inquiry to governors, labor com
missioners, heads of big corporations
and other officials and individuals in
different states, as to the demand for
labor in different sections of the coun
try, the purpose of the inquiry being
to aid In the distribution of Immigrants
arriving at New York City and other
The replies that have been received
form one chorus of "Help Wanted."
Massachusetts, according to Governor
Guild, "wants laborers throughout the
stafte, both In agricultural and manu
facturing Industries." Oregon sends
through its governor, an urgent ap
peal for "all classes of workmen,
married or single, union or non-union,
just so they are willing to work for
good wages." Maryland, Georgia,
Louisiana, Texas and nearly every state
In the south echoes the demand and
expresses the fear that the south will
not get its share of the Incoming flood
of workmen from foreign shores.
The call for help Is but another proof
of the generally prosperous condition
of the country. Every industry Is
flourishing and every enterprise prom
ising lucrative returns. The man who
is willing and able to work has no seri
ous difficulty in securing his chance to
share In the profits.
rvsioy BY DIRECT mix ART.
The democratic World-Herald seeks
to quiet the fears of an lnqulsiilve fu-
slonist as to the difficulties of fusion
under the new primary law by assur
ing him that a candidate seeking nom
ination on both the democratic and
populist tickets "will have all the pro
tection he needB." It admits, how
ever, that the law does interpose a
troublesome obstacle in the way of
practical fusion, because to secure fu
sion at the polls on any candidate that
candidate must first have gained at
the primaries a plurality vote of both
rartles, or, to be more exact, of each
This is a significant admission, be
ing equivalent to saying that hereto
fore fusion has been accomplished in
Nebraska by dictation of the political
bosses and that populist candidates
have been forced on the democratic
ticket and democratic candidates
forced on the populiat ticket who could
nover have hoped to receive a plurality
vote of the rank and die of these re
spective parties. Fusion has been a
product of the discredited convention
system and it could never have
reached the established status It has
held for more than ten years were the
nominations made by direct vote of
the members of each political party.
It is safe to say, for example, that had
the present primary law been opera
tive a year ago George W. Berge
would have been the populist nominee
for governor and In all probability the
democratic nominee, too, instead of A.
Tha oold truth U that fusion aa
practiced in this state has teen noth
ing more nor less than a clever device
to nullify the real wishes of the voters
and to cajole them into accepting
nominees for whom they would not
stand of their own accord.
DEPVl'Vt.A TED Mr TCRK" FARMS.
Western farmers will read with in
terest, if not amazement, that a con
vention of farmers and officials in
terested in the development of the agri
cultural interests of the slate has been
called to consider what action can be
taken to prevent the further depopu
lation of New York farms. We have
heard, out here in the west, wonder
ful stories of the richness of the farms
"back in York state" and of the great
wealth from the operation of the
farms, orchards and dairies there. But
the announcement conies, from offi
cial sources, that since 1880 farm
lands in New York have fallen in
value by $170,000,000 and that more
than 12,000 farms have been aban
doned, while some agricultural dis
tricts have lost as high as 60 per cent
of their population. Experts of the De
partment of Agriculture at Washington
have been asked to attend the coming
convention and present planB, if they
have any, for .the re-population of the
New York farms and the improvement
or rejuvenation of the abandoned
That such conditions should be re
ported from New York, particulary at
a lime when land values throughout
the west are Increasing every year and
when farm products are commanding
a better price than ever before in the
history of the country, is certainly sur
prising. It is now proposed that the
Department of Agriculture establish
model farms in every school district in
the farming region of New York for in
struction with special reference to the
adaptability of the soil to special crops.
These experiments are expected to
prove' that the abandoned farms may
still be worked with good profit by
Increasing the products in special de
mand and convenient to a ready mar
ket. Many reasons are offered for the ex
odus from the New York farms. Soil
experts state that, while the soil of the
abandoned farms is not so fertile as in
former years, it is still capable of pro
ducing good crops and could be re
stored to its former value in short time
by a proper fertilizing and rotation
of crops. The real reason probably is
that the farmers are paying the pen
alty of prosperity. The development of
the commercial and manufacturing in
terests of the towns and cities of Now
York state has been so rapid that
premiums are paid for the services of
the farmers' boys in different indus
tries. Labor has been commanding
such prices In industrial and com
mercial lines that the farmers have not
been able-to secure needed help and
have been compelled to give up farm
ing except on a small scale., Then
the farmers of New York, as is the
custom everywhere, have been in the
habit of taking everything from the
soil and returning nothing, with the
result that the fertility of the farms
has been seriously impaired.
The decrease in the value of the prop
erty of the New York farmers 13 proof
that something Is wrong. The ten
dency to desert the rural districts Is
a serious menace to the future of the
agricultural interests of the nation.
FR O rO R TlOHA L MILL LEVIES.
The final figures of the new grand
assessment roll for Nebraska, al
though still subject to revision by the
State Board of Equalization, consti
tute a complete vindication of the
position of The Bee against propor
tional mill levies in place of specific
appropriations for state institutions
and of the action of the legislature in
adopting the resolution to the same
effect, Introduced and championed by
Representative Tucker of this county.
The grand assessment roll for the
coming year foots up $328,700,337.27,
as against $313,080,301.02, upon
which the last state levy was Imposed.
The Increase in taxable property,
therefore, is $16,640,036.27, and for
every mill levy will bring into the
state treasury an additional revenue
of $16,640. Had the legislature made
new appropriations on the propor
tional mill theory it would have been
giving the ' beneficiaries in each case
that much more even than they de
manded. The result for this year,
however, would have been of small
moment besides what might have been
looked for next year when the quad
rennial assessment of real estate val
ues Is to be had and when it is safe
to expect an increase in the assess
ment roll of not less than $25,000,000,
and perhaps much more.
With this object lesson before us
it is to be hoped the scheme for "pro
portional mill levies whenever pro
jected again, as It surely will be, will
meet with still less favor.
Now that the harm has been done,
a whole lot of people are finding occa
sion to denounce certain provisions of
the new Nebraska child labor law,
which, while it was pending before the
legislature, no one but The Bee and
its editor had the hardihood to criti
cise. The child labor law. If enforced,
will make lots of trouble for Innocent
and deserving people, and If not en
forced will have the same demoraliz
ing effect, of other dead letter laws.
One of the attorneys to whom the
Water board Just voted $7,600 of the
taxpayers' money for services in pre
venting "Immediate compulsory pur
chase of the water works" is headed
for Europe to spend some of the
do&u. Tha other vaUs bcuurA
lawyer, who got only $7,000, is ety
lng home to help the railroads fight
It is never safe to anticipate a Jury's
verdict Here is Collier's Weekly
ousting all the officers of the Western
Federation of Miners from their posi
tions on the cv of a vindication for
one of the accused by acquittal of the
crime for which he was being tried.
Is it likely that the federation will dis
miss an officer after such a vindica
One of the eastern papers has dis
covered that an excursion of Omaha
business men went ail the way to
Boise last month for no other purpose
but to view the participants in the
Moyer-Haywood trial. This will be
"news as is news" to the bunch of
toosters who carried Omaha's banner
to the Pacific coast and back.
William Jennings Bryan has defined
a democrat as one who believes in the
rule of the people. Specifically ap
plied locally, this means the rule of a
conference committee representing the
Dahlman democracy and the Jackson
ion club trying to get together on a
division of the pie.
New York papers are minimizing
the accounts of the murders committed
daily in that city, Just as they would
smear them all over the front page
under startling headlines if they had
been committed at Tombstone, Ariz.,
The emperor of Corea signed the
new treaty with Japan voluntarily as
soon as he looked out the palace win
dow and saw five regiments of Japa
nese soldiers lined up ready for busi
ness. According to the gas commission
er's testing machine aa translated by
the veracious World-Herald, Omaha is
enjoying $1.07 gas. Won't the gas
commissioner please make another
Democratic campaign managers
say they will have 6,000 speakers In
the Pennsylvania state campaign this
fall. Pennsylvania democrats have
more orators than voters.
Every man in the village of Kerl-
sova, Hungary, has emigrated to the
United States. Kerlsova must look
like the average American summer re
sort in early autumn.
Rivalry of Heroes.
New York Sun. ,
Mr. Fairbanks and Mr. Bryan have
scored a point apiece in the hero game. It
is Mr. Falrbank's next move.
It ahould always be remembered that
people who go crazy over base ball might
have gone crazy over something worse if
they had not become interested in the na
tional game. , ,,ri- , ... . .
Convenient" Chan ares.
Mr. Bryan may change his mind about
a few of his paramount Issues, but no one
experts him to change his mind about de
siring to occupy the White house for a
term or two.
Stand from Under.
It la stated authoritatively that at a big
rHnner to be given In Lincoln soon Colonel
Bryan will formally announce himself a
candidate for the presidential nomination.
But his friend Willis Abbott didn't wait
for the dinner; he Just made the announce
ment before breakfast.
Opposition to Senator Knox.
Kansas City Star.
The conclusion reached by Senator Knox
of Pennsylvania that In his race for presi
dent he will have "only the opposition of
Taft" la not altogether correct. There Is
the opposition of several million people
behind Taft which the senator from Penn
sylvania will be compelled to reckon with.
Tabloids Instead of Tabs,
New York Tribune.
A Danish inventor having succeeded In
putting up beer In tablet form, local op
tion now becomes a farce everywhere, save
In the arid regions. Incidentally the fore
sight displayed In the government's irri
gation policy la almost supernatural. What
is a land flowing with milk and honey In
comparison with one whose streams are
PATENTS A TBl'ST BULWARK.
Baying; Up and Suppressing; Important
New York Journal of Commerce.
The extent to which the patent law is
a bulwark of trusts In this country is
not generally appreciated. The exclusive
patent right Is the one real monopoly
granted by the government Itself and di
rectly protected by It. It Is not a monop.
oly for the inventor alone, but for any
one to whom he may assign his patent
and who may make use of It or not. It
Is seldom the inventor that gets any great
advantage or profit. This buying up
and suppressing Inventions Is a gross
abuse which can. only be remedied by a
radical change In the patent law.
Everyone who makes a useful and val
uable invention should be assured of his
reward In a fair return from its use,
but even he ahould not have the exclusive
use of It, much less one to whom he may
sell the right. It should be for the bene
fit of tha public and all to whom It may
be made useful should be able to avail
of It upon Just and reasonable terma.
Thus It could be made an agent of com
petition and progress Instead of the main
stay of monopoly.
Cleanses and beuutifles the
teeth and purifies tha breath.
Used by people of refinement
bx over a quarter of a century.
Convenient for tourists.
NOTES ON OMAHA SOCIETY
Miss Hazel Connell Keepi Open House
for Her Guest,
WEEK 0PEXS WITH QUIET CLUBS
Invitations Ileittn Com to a; for Lanch.
eons, Largest of Which Will lie
Given by Mrs. Oeoraje A.
Sunday night suppers at the clubs were
by no means numerous and nono of them
were large, none exceeding eeven covers,
while the majority ranged from two to
four. Among those who entertained at the
Country club were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Clapp who had three guests; W. B. Rob
erts, Ave; Mr. and Mrs. C. It. Qulou, two;
K. Walters, three; ,F. J. McShnne, three;
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cotton, five; Mr.
and Mrs. Ward Burgess, three; Mr. and
Mrs. M. C. Teters, two; J. Baldwin, three,
and Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Baum. two.
The largest supper at the Field club wns
given by Mr. J. 1 Rowlands who had six
gueota. Others having guests were: F. O.
Baker, two; W. A. Flxley, three; II. Eld
ridge, three; Fred Hamilton, two; Aubrey
Potter, two; F. Metz, three; Vr. Sliahk,
two; E. N. Stannard, two; James Atlnn,
three;' P. C. Heafey, three; Mr. and Mrs.
M. Murphy, two; James Spencer, three.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kountzo had four
guests at Happy Hollow; C. A. Nordstrom,
three, and a dozen others entertained ono or
Friends of Miss Connell and Miss Hazel
Connell were privileged to mei-t their guest,
Miss Eftee of Montpellor. Vt., Sunday even
ing when they received informally In her
honor. During the evening many embraced
the opportunity of meeting Miss Etoe and
enjoyed the hospitality of her hostesses.
Mrs. I-uther M. Ielsrnrlng, fornii-rly Miss
Ethel Wilcox, of this city, ent.-rlalned at
luncheon Saturday at tho home of her
mother. Mrs. George A. Wilcox, In honor of
Miss Lou Lelsenrlng of Santiago, Cal.
Shasta daisies and asparagus forn formed a
pretty centerpiece and covers were laid for
Philip Potter entertained a parly of
at luncheon at the Field club Mon-
Mrs. George A. Joslyn has Issued Invita
tions for a luncheon of fifty covers to oe
given Tuesday at the Country club In honor
of Mrs. William A. Redick, who has re
cently returned from the east.
The date of the lawn social to be given
at the residence of Mrs. miner inr
Church of the Good Shopard has been
changes from August 2 to Thursday, Aug
Mr. Russell Burket, brother of Senator
Burket, Is the guest of Mr. Fred Thomas.
Miss Harper of Ottumwa, la., and Miss
Ollbreath of 1. Plata, Mo., have returned
home, having come to Omaha to attend the
Dean and Mrs. Beecher and children
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Allison
at their summer home at Coffman Satur
day. Tuesday morning Miss Louise McKnerson
and her guest, Miss Smedlcy, MIfs Marie
McShane and Mrs. MeFherson, will leave
In their new car for Iike Okoboll. where
they will meet Miss Margaret McPherson,
who has been the guest of friends at the
lake for the last two weeks. Miss Smed
ley will leave from OkoboJI for her borne
In Salt Lake City. Mr. Hugh MeWhorter
will drive the car from Omaha to OkoboJI
and the party may be accompanied by an
other party In the Van Brunt car from
Mrs. Henry Hiller and son, Mr. Morton
Hlller, left "Monday - for Lofce OkoboJI to
Join the rest of the family, they having a
General and Mrs. C. F. Manderson leave
Saturday to spend the month of August
at Poland Springs, Me.
Mrs. A. Mandelberg and daughter, Miss
RoBlna, are In Atlantic City.
Mrs. Sloman of. Detroit Is the guest of
her sister. Mrs. A. D. Brandcls, at her
country home near Florence.
Miss Helen Forbes left Monday to spend
the coming month at Lake OkoboJI.
Dr. and Mra. J. P. Lord and family ar
rived home Sunday from Dixon, 111.
Mrs. Herman Cohn and Miss Hazel Cohn
have returned from Elkhart Lake.
Mrs. Peycke of Kansas City Is the guest
of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur F. Smith.
Mr. Peycke returned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. North have returned
from their wedding trip to Denver and the
mountains of Colorado and are at home
at the Dunsany.
Mr. and Mra. E. B. Dake and daughter.
Miss Gertrude, have returned from Denver
and Colorado Springs.
Wyoming has found a 300-foot lizard, but
that's nothing to some of the things they
see out there.
The New York woman who ate a dinner
of ham and cabbage, with cucumbers, Ice
oream, soda water and cherry pie on the
aide, la dead.
Police Commissioner Bingham of New
York advises policemen to club any poli
ticians who bother them. Ferhape there
really is to be an era of reform In the
The greatgrandson of Robert Burns, the
poat, has recently been acting aa Judge of
the police court of Louisville. His name Is
J. Marshall Chatterson, and for many year
he has been an attorney In Louisville, Ky.
In New York on the surface lines you
can ride S7 miles ror 6 cents; in Phila
delphia, 20 miles; in Chicago, 24 miles; In
St. Louis, 22 miles, and in Baltimore, Bos
ton, Detroit, Pittsburg, San Francisco and
Washington distances vary from 13 to 17
miles. On Omaha lines you can ride from
Benson to Albright, IS miles, for a nickel.
These figures make the railroad rate of
t cents a mile look mighty big.
Governor Hughes of New York has ap
pointed Mortimer Grant Barnes, a well
known civil engineer of New York City, to
be a member of the board of advisory en
gineers for the barye canal. He is a grad
uate of the University of Michigan and has
a varied experience In the construction of
waterways. Including tho Birmingham ca
nal In Alabama, the Sault Ste. Marie canal.
the Illinois and Mlusissippl canal and the
Havana papers of tha 22d Inst, feature
the celebration In honor of the settlement
of the Cuban clgarmakers' strike. It was
pulled off on Sunday, the 21st, and was the
biggest labor event ever seen in the Cuban
capital. Governor Magoon's activity In
bringing about a satisfactory settlement of
the dispute made him the hero of the oc
casion. He was pelted with flowers, com
plimented in speeches and acclaimed the
best governor Cuba ever had.
Sydney Talbot, aged 68, a tugboat engineer,
and an American, now plying his trade
at London, England, and who had worked
all his life without an ailment, was takun
to a hospital suffttrln-r from a slight stroke
of paralysis a few weeks ago. Talbot has
always been temperate In the use of t-
bacoo and alcohol, but Is not a teetotaler.
He confidently expects to live and work for
six or seven years more, baaing his Idea on
the facts that his father was H, his
mother .106 .aol his sister 1A wbsa the
' Fire and
Having our insurance adjusted for all
merchandise outside of our safe, be
ginning Tuesday morning July 30, I
will offer at a great sacrifice the follow
ing goods that are slightly damaged
FINE LEATHER BAGS AND PURSES
UMBRELLAS, GOLD AND SILVER MOUNTED
OPERA GLASSES CUT GLASS
ROGERS' SILVER PLATED KNIVES, FORKS AND SPOONS
All Goes at 50c on the $t.00
It will pay you to call ca.rly
POLITICS IX NEBRASKA.
neaver City Tribune: Now is the time
to make a noise like a candidate If you ex-'
pect to gut in ofllce.
sterling gun; Is It not a little strange
how few fellows there seem to be who
want public omce when they have to de
pend on tha vote of all the members of
their party for a nomination Instead of
tho manipulations of a few in a county
Primrose Record: In these days of In
dependent voting, with party ties growing
looser every campaign, the politician has
a great deal of temerity who flaunts his
deals and Intrigues In the face of the pub
lic and then appeals to party allegiance to
pull him through. The candidate depending
on a few "close friends" In each precinct
for his nomination Is likely to have a rude
awakening after the primaries aro over.
Beatrice Express: The populist party of
Nebraska has been resuscitated by a de
cision of the supreme court, and Its Identity
has been sufficiently restored to give com
fort, if not much aid, to tho democratic
orKanlzatlon. We are glad the court was
able to so act. We approve of perpetuat
ing, If possible, a show of populist organi
zation on the humane ground of encourag
ing democracy, which Is none too cheerful
and hopeful even with tho fancied help of
Howells Journal: There Is a happy lot of
political medicine mixers In Nebraska. We
refer to the bunch who were contending
for fusion. The cause for their rejoicing
is the handing down of a decision by tho I
supreme court holding that fusion Is per
missible under the new primary law. The
decision, so far as Colfax county Is con
cerned, Is of no ooneo.uence, as fusion Is
a thing of the past here, where the two
old parties have long since come to the
wise conclusion that they con run their
own shows without any side attractions.
York Times: "It Is not generally under
stood that we have a railway commissioner
to elect this fall. Mr. Clark of Omnha,
was appointed to fill a vacancy, by the
governor and his successor will have to be
elected this fall. This Is a very Important
office. Tho commission Is new and Its
policy and usefulness are yet tn be
developed. We want stroiiK, fearless and
honorable men on the commission who
will not be afraid to do things nor too
Indolent to do them. The commission can
be vastly beneficial to the people of the
state If It Is composed of the right kind
of men. When dispute arises between a
citizen and a railroad company the latter
has a vast advantage In every way. It
should be made easy and Inexpensive for
him to appeal to the commission for re
dress. There Bhould be no red tape and
the way should be made plain.
York Times: One objection to the primary
law from a party standpoint Is the tempta
tion in a prullmlnary campaign to go too
far in an elTort to defeat an opposing can
didate. Republican papers should not mis
represent republican candidates nor fur
nish material to the opposition for use
when the real struggle comes on. Neither
should they say things that will handicap
themselves. This Is what we most fear in
the present campaign. We have no fear
that the people of the state will turn Judge
Sedgwick down. There Is no possible rea
son for it and no chance that they will do
It. He carried the state by twelve thou
sand two years after "his present opponent
had been defeated by eighteen thousand,
making a difference of thirty thousand In
Judge Sedgwick's favor, and these were
republican votes. They are all here now,
pi actlcally, and Judge Sedgwlckxhas gained
prestige with the people during his term
of oftlce. Ha will be nominated, but cer
I atritive food for heal
S' lengthening food for
The most nourishing
tain papers are saying things now that will
vmbarass them In the campaign and that
Is whon we need them. It Is not so Im
portant whether they ara for 'or against
him now as It will be after the third of
September. If Judge Iteuan should decide
to enter the race, which we understand
he Is very reluctant to do, the Times hopes
nothing will be said against him that would
Impair his chance of election should he
"I object to your attention to my daugh.
ter!" cried the irate parent, and thereupon
kicked the young man out of the boust.
As lie picked hlniNeit up the rejected,
suitor murmured meditatively, "I admit
that the old man's objections carry weight."
"Miss Eleanore," said he, as they sat ort
the beach in tho moonlight, "will you
"This is so sudden!" she cried.
"My love?" ho asked.
"No," she replied; "your nerve." Judge.
"So you think the president has the right
Idea shout haymaking?"
"Yes." answered Farmer Corntassel; "he
did what every other man In the business
would do If ho could go throiikh with one
day'a work and let It go at that." Wash
The Judge rodo by while Maud Muller
whs raking hay.
"He's no good," said Maud; "if he was a
candidate he would be doing the raking
Herewith she nlnned the flirtation In the
bud. New York Sun.
I heord Mr. Chevalier the other tW.ftt'
tell Miss oldglrl the years evidently att .J
still for her."
"So they do. She's been 25 ever slnca
I whs u kid lu knickerbockers." Baltimore
"The minister Is going to preach next
time on the. original slu." . - r"'
"I think," declared Mrs. Bmartset, "wsj
all oiight o go."
"lteeuuse sin nowadays Is so unoriginal."
"It seems to me, my dear," said -Mrs.
Stiles, "your bathing suits nre rut en
tirely too low in the neck. Now look at
May Hoxley; see how -modest her suit la
In that regard."
"Ma," replied Miss Stiles, "It Isn't mod
esty with hor, but a mole." Philadelphia
He-So you persist
She Most decidedly
In breaking oft tha
What do you
He oh, about 40. Better think It overi It
may be your lust chance. Harpers)
"(iOT 'KM AUAIX."
"He's gut "em again, " the neighbors say.
As the village poet passes their way
L'p the vlllago street with a dreamy look
"Them's the symptoms, plain as a book."
"Got 'em again," yes. "Got 'em again1
The poet sat in his meager den;
His head wns swuthed In a towel wet.
l'ust midnight and he composln' yet.
His fire was out, his light burned low, '
Hut his heart within was all aglowv
And his thoughts kept rhythmic pace with
Which si-t-med to say, "He's got 'em
His faraway look and disheveled hair
Betokened there'd been a brainstorm there,
"Oh, what what word will rhyme wltli
Quoth a voice at the keyhole, "He's got
His verses go out In the monilng mall.
And his heart knows no such word aa fallf
Fond hopes are kindled In his breast,
So he dreams Ids drenm and knows no rest.
Till the days pass by-a week or more-!
The neighbors see him as before
And they know full well, f-ir he looks a
That he's "got 'em again" by the morn
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