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"Fighting Bob" Evans has made
lbeutnatlBm valk Sptnlsh.
The battleship Nebraska Is bow a
part of tbe big fleet and not the least
"New York Is full of money seeking
investment," says a Wall street paper.
Bend it west. "
Affairs are becoming normal again.
The Washington ball team Is at the
foot of the list.
.Brian's friends Assert that he 'will
make a better run this year than he
did against Mr.' McKlnley. Where?
The democrats are not originators of
a' filibuster. It has been pracUcedfor
years by the Washington base ball
team. : ,
The Daughters of the Revolution
have again demonstrated by their con
vection proceedings that they come of
fighting stock. ,
The trouble with the currency pro
gram la congress seems to be that. the
soloists and .the chorus are Hinging la
a different key.
. "We are part of the eternal nebulae
and can't go wrong," says Elbert Hub
bard, who evidently never bet on
horse race or a foot ball game.
If tho question of whiskers has been
historically adjudicated the debate on
that XJncoln statue might as well be
brought back to the subject of art.
"The Sugar trust is spreading the In
formation that the sugar crop In Cuba
ip' a" failure. Look out for a boost In
prices before the fruit canning season
China claims to have a magnificent
army fully equipped for action. The
reports that the use of opium had been
abolished In China must have been ei-
The statement that Prince Hella da
agan never did a day'a work in his
life does him an Injustice. Hs has
beon mighty busy working tor the
The. complaint that Cannon, Payne
and Dalzell rule the house could be
remedied if the house would act In
concert. A full house always beats
three of a kind.
, Id estimating democratic chances. It
may be well to remember that the
experts predict that the, wheat crop
this year wiU be tha largest in the
Andrew Carnegie, says he standi
ready to do anything In his power to
rupport President Roosevelt's policies.
All right. The president is short a
couple of baUW'aUij'S.
At any rate, the popularity . of the
Merry Widow hat oiay aerv to check
the tendency of women, to give, up
their roomy homes for life la stuffy
apartment houses and flats.
Londoners say tbey-rannot under
stand George Ades slang. Wonder
what fhey would tUltik a'.out the re
port of a base ball game when the
kportlug editor was in fine fettle.
Tho cougrcKsmea who planned, to
order tbe ronbtructioa of a brace of
battieship without providing money
for the purpose have learned that the
Vtt4(!!it Las at ltast traveled through
1 rjt. xntAH j.va rv ytoHotir
Southern democrats who have been
grumbling because Mr. Bryan has not
saade clearfcls position on the one
question that Is always a paramount
Issue sooth of Mason and Dixon's line
the disfranchisement of the negro
voter must now turn their grum
blings to acclaim. In his Bpeerh at
Cooper Union In New York the other
night, Mr. Bryan stood up openly for
negro disfranchisement and made a
great, bid for southern delegates. Ills
attitude on the question, however, was
not defined , by him voluntarily. He
was delivering a political sermon on
"The. Brotherhood of Man," after
which his audience began to ask ques
tions The New York Herald's report
of the meeting contains the following:
"la tb democratic policy of dlafranchis
ln th ;r la th smith In accord with
th spirit of brotherhood, of which you have
. "Is th man that aaked that question a
colonrd man or a republican T'Vasked Mr.
A young man arose who explained that
he wm not a republican because he was
net old enough t vot. ... , .
"I've heard worse reasons than that for
not being a republican," ssid Mr. Bryan.
"Th whit maa tl th south puts a quali
fication on negro tuffrar In self defense.
Ther Is not a community in the north
that would not put on a similar qualifica
tion under th same circumstance. The
whit man In neither the north nor south
will permit a few man to take th solid
black vote and us It for the making of
money regardless of the Intereats of th
community, as waa don by" the carpet-ba-aera
In the south."
Voters of the nation, particularly
those who are colored, will remember
that Mr. Bryan yearns to give self gov
ernment to the oppressed Filipino. He
has told from many platforms how his
heart bleeds for the down-trodden of
all races and all nations, but when It
comet to equal treatment of black men
of his own country( although guaran
teed by the constitution of the nation,
Mr. Bryan admits that he sanctions the
course of southern democrats "who
have resorted to everything from bul
lets to legislative discrimination to
prevent the negro from voting.
In' the course of his remarks Mr.
Bryan suggested that the educational
test set up In some southern state con
stitutions left the way opejj for the
negro to qualify himself as a voter.
He must know, however, that the edu
cational test as adopted in the southern
states does not Apply equally to whites
and blacks, but Is specially framed to
protect the white democrat, however
Ignorant er disreputable, and to place
a ban on the black republican regard
less of his superior mental attain
ments or his personal decency.
The Cooper Union speech of Mr.
Bryan will doubtless be hailed with
Joy thronghout the democratic ranks
In the south, tut the negroes norths as
well as south', will do well to ponder
jrW rCRB POtJTlCAt, PAWS.
.' A writer in the Boston Transcript
has been delving Into past records to
dissipate the very general impression
that New York cuts an Important, If
not dominating, part In the work, of
making presidents and presidential
candidates. It Is true that both before
the conventions and after the nomina
tions, political forecasters always place
much strength on New York's position,
but the Transcript writer shows that
the New York delegation has never
been much of a deciding factor In re
publican national conventions and that
the voters of the state have been with
the losing candidate oftener than they
have supported the winner.
At the republican national conven
tion, held In IS CO, the New York
delegation was solid for Seward, hut
the nomination went to Lincoln. There
was no opposition to Mr. Lincoln's re
nomination and practically none to the
nomination of General Graut In 1868
and 1872. New York in 1876 fought
for Conkling until Hayes was nomina
ted. In 1880 New York stood for Grant
until the laat ballot; when the nomina
tion went to Mr. Garfield. In 1884 New
York had a divided delegation, but
most of them were opposed to Blaine,
who was nominated. In 1888 the Em
pire state, stuck, to Depew until the
nomination of Harrison waa certain
In 1893 New York opposed the re-
nomination of Harrison. Four years
later New York supported Morton fpr
president, giving Mr. McKlnley but a
few scattering votes. There was no
chance to go wrong In either 1100 or
1904, as the republican nominations
were made by acclamation.
New York will go into the Chicago
convention in June with a delegation
favoring Governor Hughes, but with
surface indications that the convention
will proceed to nominate Mr. Taft and
leave It to New York only to move to
make It unanimous.
THB KA TWXB FIJfJWCES.
The statement of Chairman Tawney
of the house committee on appropria
tions, showing that the present con
gress has practiced rigid economy in
providing for the expenditures of the
different departments of the federal
government for the fiscal year ending
with. June, 1801, is in keeping with
the retrenchment policy forced upon
tho people In private as well as public
activity. It has required something akin
to real statesmanship for those In
charge of the appropriation bills to
keep those measures within reasonable
limits. The nation has been extrava
gantly prosperous for many years. Lib
eral as the expenditures have been, the
government has found a aurplus on
hand at the close of each fiscal year
and the anaual warnings of congress
leadera against extravagance In the
matter of appropriations have come to
be looked upon as something like a
While the nation's .aa supi'ly t
been abundant, th (i!si)nrwmcnt bv
been exceedingly heavy within the lant
year and since the October panic thre
has been a marked shrinking in the
revenues. The customs receipts have
declined, owing to a lack of heavy
buying abroad by American merchants,
and the Internal revenue receipts have
steadily declined for several months.
This latter feature Is decidedly unusual
and is explained only on the theory
that the American people are drinking
leas and smoking less thsn usual. Cus
toms receipts for the fiscal year to
date, are about 850,000,000 less than
for the same period of last year and In
ternal revenue receipts have fallen off
about 814,000000. At the same time
the government's disbursements have
exceeded those of the' same period of
last year by about 860,000,000. This
makes a difference of more than $100,
000,000 on the loss side of the national
ledger, and It will require the most
rigid economy to prevent a heavy de
ficit at the close of the year. .
The government has something like
8200,000,000 In the7 national banks
and a net working balance of about
850,000,000 In the treasury vaults, so
that a reasonable deficit may be tnade
good without cramping either the gov
ernment or the financial interests of
the country, but no excessive outlay
could be long continued without seri
ous injury to both.
. TBI PARjf BCURD Q VSS TlOlt.
According to reasonably reliable in
formation, the Judges of the district
court are still figuring on resuming
the exercise of the power to appoint
the members of the Park board for
Omaha and are to make the appoint
ments on the second Tuesday in May,
which Is the date fixed in the city
charter, for the expiration of Park
board terms. It is further whispered
that the Judges propose to reappoint
all the members of the present Park
board whose terms will not have ex
pired, so that there would be no one
to dispute for the places and no likeli
hood of anyone questioning the action
inasmuch as each appointee would
have one commission from the Judges
and another from the mayor. , This
might be an easy way to reconcile an
apparent conflict of authority, but It
would not go to the merits of the case
In previous discussion of the status
of the Park board The Bee has pre
sented what we believe to be cogent
reasons why our park system should
be administered by the municipal au
thorities, not in support of any partic
ular membership of the board, past cr
present, but on the broad principle of
local selt-governtnent. It seems to us
that the appointment of park commis
sioners for a city by -Judges, who are
elected by the people of four counties
and who need not be personally iden
tified with the city whatever, is an in
defeasible interference of the right of
the community to manage lta own
property Interests through its own
Tbe real trouble arises from the fact
that an obsolete provision of the char
ter has been allowed to remain
through successive revisions and re
enactments, which should have been
eliminated long ago, if there were any
reason for it being there at all. No
matter what the district judges may
do in the present instance, the Park
board section of the charter should be
entirely re-wrltten on the statute
books by the next legislature.
Tbe returna of railroad property
subject to the terminal tax law made
to the State Board of Assessment from
the various cities and towns through
out Nebraska that have already re
ported furniah conclusive proof that
Omaha is not to be the sole beneficiary
of that legislation as waa so speciously
argued by the railroad mouthpieces
when they were trying to throw dust
in the eyes of the rural law-makers.
It is now asserted that' tbe anti-race
track bills were defeated by the tam
pering with a telegraphic message
from Washington to Albany for which
the culpable operator has been dis
charged. If the. telegraph were part
of the Postofflce department and such
a thing happened there would be some
thing doing more than mere discharge
of the offending operator
The Diamond trust Is trying very
hard to make people believe that the
price of diamonds cannot possibly fall
and In that belief to keep off the mar
ket all stones privately posaessed. If
the Diamond trust would only estab
lish pawnshops ready at all times to
loan the full purchase price of the
pledge the success of Us efforts would
be guaranteed In advance.
According to the lawyers, the appli
cation to the United States supreme
court for review of the water works
decision by writ of certiorari .cannot
possibly be passed on before the fall
term of court. Omaha people who
have been ahowlng symptoms of ex
citement over the decision may, there
fore, safely take a postponement.
The Central Passenger association
haa ordered excursion rates put in on
the basis of 1 cents per mile tor a
number of big national gatherings ex
pected to attract more than 1,000 del
egates and visitors. The railroads
will doubtless admit that they can
make money on I -cant fares if only
they have enough of them.
Direct primaries in Iowa are sched
uled for the first Tuesday in June, at
which nominations will be made tor
the first time for all places on the
state tickets. As Nebraska's first ex
periment la this line will not come un
til tbe first Tueeiay la St'iatmber,
Iowa may furnish ns some 'valuable
Th Omaha Bee. perhaps the ablest and
moat faithful of Mr. Taft s western organ.
The Commoner. ..
We reciprocate the
without the qualifications It Is "The
Commoner, the ablest and most faith
ful of all Mr. Bryan'a newspaper or
gans." In 1896 even the school boys claimed
to understand fully everything con
nected with the currency question.
Now congress admits without party
division that It does not know enough
about the question to deal Intelligently
"There were three positions In life
that at different times I aspired to,"
said Colonel Bryan at New York.
"Once I wanted to be a preacher, next
a farmer and then a lawyer." And be
came a standing candidate for office.
It Is a little surprising that Colonel
Bryan should advocate a bipartisan
newspaper, In view of the fact that he
went to extremes to prevent our local
democratic organ from becoming that
sort of a paper some years ago.
Governor Johnson is doubtless con
vinced now that he did not have a
proper appreciation of the copyright
lawa when he started to run against
Colonel Bryan for tbe presidential
Wiser Than ' He Realised.
St. Louis Olobe-Democrat.
It Is not too late to call attention to the
fact that John Sherman had th Interests
of tha peopl at heart and knew what ho
was doing when ha prepared the antitrust
, Railroads Lnoklaf for Trouble.
t Wall Street Journal.
The net outcome of advancing- freight
rates would be to increase pi Ices to con
sumers wherever possible, leaving them to
meet the situation as best they may. The
unfortunate feature of such adjustments
is that prices are advanced out of all pro
portion to tha advances in rates, with the
not Improbable effect of discouraging con
sumption and thus provoking further cur
tailment In demand. .
Earmarks of Banco.
- Kansas City Star.
Speaker Cannon's scheme to discredit
president Roosevelt by appointing a bogus
committee to "investigate" tbe Paper trust,
snd to show that the extertlona of the trust
are due to the non-enforcement of the law.
not to the operation of the tariff, la based
on the speaker's assumption that he can
openly "bunco" all the newspaper pub
lishers of tho country. This Is. "going
some," even for Cannon.
Increase la Widows Praslons.
No better example of th changing pub
lic attittude toward large national expendi
tures could be afforded than the amall de
gree of attention which the widows' pen
sion bill, signed recently by th president,
has attracted. Although It will add 113,
000,000 a year to th pension roll, its fas
saga haa .been almost unnoticed. . Its cost
comes in raising; to 112 a month pensions
now of a lower rating, rather than in add
ing any large number of original claimants.
The new law Wisely applies only to widows
who were married before June 17, 18S0.
Thtit restriction deprives of any increased
gratuity th youthful adventuress who
now marries a civil wsr veteran, obviously
nearlng- theend of his days, in order to
"qualik'y" as a life-long pensioner. -
LET THE TWITTI.IO CEASE.
Cadoabtrd Right of Mr. Bryaa to rile
New York Bun.
Why should; Mr. William Jennings Bryan
trouble himself to reply td the charge, as
he does from tlm to time, that he 1 a
plutocrat a term loosely used, but mean,
ing in his case that he Is the possessor of
wealth. He aJinits It, but declares that
he cam by his weslth honestly, as a
lecturer, editor, author and writer. It Is
nobody's business how large his bank ac
count Is or what lands and buildings he
Mr,' Bryan haa been asked more than
one by devoted admirers whether there
could be a wealthy democrat. In on of
liia replies he said: j
"I liav pondered long and seriously over
the anawer, and her It Is. If a man make
his money honestly, no matter how much
money he haa, he can be a democrat, pro
vided ho is th master of his money and
the money Is not his master."
Twitting Mr. Bryan because hs has saved
something for a rainy day should there
fore ceass. It la not In good taste, and
whatever his place on th tax list may
be, no exception to him as a candidate
can be urged because he pays his bills
and has a balance at his banker's. That
RIGHTS OF I.XJIRKI) WOHKHEX,
Coatraata la Um f Earop aad
The bureau of labor at Washington has
just issued a bulletin giving Information
respecting th laws of foreign countries
under which wage workers who suffer
crippling injuries at their tasks receive
compensating payments. By way of af
fording a striking cmtraat to these en
lightened measures t bulletin reviews
th principles of the common law govern
ing employers' liability 'o must slates of
th American union and th mild depar
ture from these principles mads by spe
cial enactments in other slates.
Thus is clearly shown how inadequate
a form of relief is the privilege given to
an injured worker to bring suit for dam
ages sgsinst his employer, particularly lu
view of th limitations placed 'jy th com
mon law upon ;h employer' liability.
Th bulletin is well calculated to appeal
to th American conscitnt. which up to
th present tlms hss been utrsngely callous
on this subject of labor's right to relief
front a sl'a. of tha terrible burden Im
posed by accidents in prixluctlvs Industry.
Twenty-two foreign states, the bureau
of labor sets forth, liav enacted legis
lation on behalf of Injur! workmen. Thes
lrwluda th great nations of Kurop. th
Scandinavian countries, lielgium, the Naih
S'lsnds, Spain and needy all th Brlttah
colonies. In every instixoe th law fixes
th compensation to bl talL Thus no
deplorably long-drawn-out lawsuits ars re
quired to decide' that m itter. On tha con
trary, nearly all th Wf'S ar framed wltb
a view of rendering lel proceedings al.
together unueceaasry.. When a workman
Is Injured th law stands resdy to com
pel prompt pay ment of ths sum which th
Injury eufflcea to make hia Indubitably. So
explicit ar th terms of moat of th laws
that ordinarily ns difficulty sttends the
Th stales of th American union must
proceed to tak up in rul this niott
0 rBF:IDETI 41. FIRING MB.
Prwstreaa f C'aaapalarai tlesate
Taft aaaln shows (an appreciable, gala.
The summary to date la:
"Total number of lrata to Chloag
Kecary t a aomiaatloa sal
Jlft aelecW to Aat
For Taft, total SA4
For Knoa... , ... SS
For Canaoa. - bl
For SofhH. . . ? 14
Fr Fairbanks (two OOBtt) 9t
Tor X Toilette SS
For Forakcr (contested) a
tTBtnstructd (mostly Taft) . . . SS
Coatt4 (six y Taft) r e
atrnctxl. . el
Arisana . . .
Oforst . . .
Hawaii . ...
IlUaola . . .,
Indiana . , .
Kansaa , .
WSW Tork... .
TBI. Oaroliaa. ..
Oklahoma . . .
Porto teo . . .
a. Carolina. . .
Tanas . i.
14 . .
. . 88
.884 88 89 M M 88 89
Florida lastructsd two for Foraksr,
Straws;) Case f Roster Sallivan.
'Indianapolis News (rep.).
Roger Sullivan, national committeeman
from Illinois, is now managing things in
that state In the Interest of Mr. Bryan.
It is certain that the democratic conven
tion . will declare for Bryan. Bulllvsn,
who Is In practically . undisputed control.
"The convention is all for Bryan. No
body la going to dlctats the Bryan reso
lution outside the member of the com
mittee on resolutions, and the convention
Itself. They csn make it as strong as
they Ilk, and It' will . go through. Per
sonally I will have nothing whatever to
do with it beyond doing what I cab to
help It along."
And who la this man Sullivan? Ha Is
the wicked person of whom Mr. Bryan
wrote as follows In a letter from tbe
Trossach hotel July 17, 104:
'The fact, however, that he holds his
office by 'a fraud and against th ex
press wishes of the majority of th dels
gat ea to the state convention, tnakaa It
impossible for honest democrats to asso
ciate with him as a member of the com
mittee. If we do not retain the right
of a majority to control party policy and
select the party's representatives, for
what csn we contend? If he will at one
send his resignation to the chairman of
th national committee, and make th
matter public, he will show his desire
to help the party and will do much to
restore himself In the opinion of those
who felt outraged fcy th last atat con
vention." ' '
Bryan's Proaaeets In Saatk.
Charleston News and Courier Idem.).
Th convention will, be composed of
1.002 delegates, of whom a candidate must
receive two-thirds, or 641, to b nom
inated. Preaumlng that New York will
send an unlnstructed delegation unfavor
able to Mr. Bryan, that state with Penn
sylvania, Delaware, Michigan, New Jer
sey and Maryland added will compose a
group with a strength of 214 delegate
favorable to a candidate who can win.
All of them, with th exception of Penn
aylvania. are debatable and neceasary to
th election of a democratic president;
therefor they will hav the considerate
attention of the convention. Ohio, w
auppose,' will send forty-six delegates in
clined to support Judson Harmon. R'lOde
Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire.
Connecticut aad Massachusetts will send
either anti-Bryan or Instructed delegate.
In Massachusetts the strength of Bryan
Is th Hearst following, and Hearst'a peo
pl intend to act as a separate party this
year. This latter group of states will
hav 124 delegates, which, added to tha
214 of the former group, will rals the
number of delegates unpledged to Mr.
Bryan to 812. while 334 stsnding firm
would b able to prevent Mr. Bryan's
Tk Mala Trubl.
New York World (ind. dem.).
The main trouble with Mr. Bryan is
that he has no fixed political principles ;
no etonomlcBtablllty; no grasp of th
real problems of government. Ha is s
sentlally' an aglUtor with strong dem.
sgoglc proclivities given to emotions
rather than to reasoning.
With the narrow egotism characteristic
of men of his type, hs Is unsbl to ac
count for the opposition to his nomina
tion except on th theory that "predatory
wealth" must bs spending money to defeat
his candidacy. He Is Incapable of under
standing that Intelligent, thoughtful
democrats everywhere ar agalnat him be
caua he has proved himself wholly un
trustworthy as a leader; because his dom
ination of the party Is dlssstrous, and be
cause h 1 temperamentally dis qualified
for th office of president.
Paatarttr ml Jksa,
' Wsshington Post (ind.).
Th popularity of Oovrnor Johnaon
grows remarkably. Wherever ha haa ap
peared h haa lnaplrd that peculiar at
tachment that men ar 8'i now f0'
a leader who can lead. Tha forelg-born
element in th middle west, a great factor
In business and politics, is nthusisstlc
over th suggestion that Johnaon be nom
inated for th presidency. Th native-born
Americans are equally well pleased with
Johnson's record end personality. Hs stsnds
wall In the south, and is fsr mors popular
among eastern democrats than Is Bryan.
It la not improbable, as ths situation now
stsnds. that Johnson will draw ao much
strength from Bryan aa to make th latter s
Weak Opaoeltloa to Taft.
Th opposition candidates to Tsft hav
none of them developed any apparent
strength of Importance outsld th re
spective horn of each. Ther is not a
aingle vol known to b for Knox outaid
Pennsylvania In Ih delegate thus far
chosen. Hughes Is accredited with four
votes from Mississippi and Fairbanka with
two from Kentucky. Ther ar supposed
to l some scattering vote among th un
committed favorabl to Cannon. Ia Fol
lett has hia twenty-flv from Wlaconaln
and no mors. And. aa haa been remarked
previously In th Americsn, when th Taft
opposition endeavors to get together on
Some particular candidal a stamped t
th big ma (root Oht wul quickly rs
suit, t '
TAFT V CF.XKR4X GRAUT.
nttlna- Trlbat ta the Great Captain
( th War.
Secretary Taft paid a fitting tribute to
Uenerat Vlysses R. Grant, th conqueror
at Appomattox, when he spoke of him as a
simple soldier, without cunning, and one
to whom peace waa dear. 'Trace hath hrr
victories." indeed, a ad the great leader of
the Army of th Potomac knew and appre
ciated it. Ills greatest triumph was not
that April evening of IB when Bheridan re
ported to him that I.ee'a ragged veterans
had been surrounded, the knot drawn taut,
and no possibility of cutting their way out
left them. It was th next dsy. the quiet
Sunday morning when at Mclean hous
General Grant aecertted the aurrender of
his nob! adversary on terms so mag
nanimous that the whol country gasped
then tormed In anger. But It was the
hour of General Grant's most splendid
achievement. tp to that seen hia victo
ries had been th triumphs of a soldier;
there a great spirit conquered the soldier
and achieved one of the finest triumphs
of manhood. It was peace General Orant
was fighting f.ir; ndt for glory nor revenge
nor for the sheer pleasure of letting blood
run. Two paragraphs of Becretary Tsft'S
tribute tell well of this aid of th great
soldier's character: 1
"Peac was desr to Grant. He could not
stand, suffering In animals nor In men. But
he ssw thst the war could not end without
fighting. He always found out where th
enemy was and fought it as best hs could
With the means at hi disposal.
"Grant wss a simple soldier; he had no
cunning. In the period following the War
corruption was rife, and In the simplicity of
his heart he often trusted men who be
trayed him. It la painful now to think of
theufferlng he endured on account of the
unjust aspersions caat en htm, by his
critics during his life."
Of all the generals of tb war no one
of thetn possessed so thoroughly as Grant
the power to grasp ths whole scheme of
war at once; to direct and control large
armies widely separated from each other,
and te keep the movements of all these
diverse' forces directed upon or towsrd one
end. Another of his trslts was thst he
never overestimated the strength of hia
opponent. He did not fear demonstrations
of strength simply because they looked big. ,
He went ahead and assaulted an enemy to
find Out his strength Instead of working It
out by ona part mathematics to three parts
fear and guesswork. Without doubt Grant
was th master soldier of the federal army,
and to him mor than to any man save Un
coln was due the result of the four years'
war. It la not possible that a grateful
country can do him too much honor.
FIRING QCESTIOKiS AT BRTAX.
Persistent Impertlaeaee f a Deaa
New York World.
Mr. Bryan having returned to New Tork,
the World again submit to him tbe three
questions which he has artfully dodged
for th last three months: '
What state did you lose in 1X94 which
you could carry in 1901? '
What electors! votes did you lose In 1900
which you could win In ISO?
What elements of dissatisfaction and dis
content did you fall to arouas then which
you could successfully appeal to now? -
It Is time Mr. Bryan vindicated his claim
to a nomination which he assumes to be his
by a sort of divine right. In IBM h had
tbe democratic and populta and the silver
republican nominations; yet he polled fewer
votes than the democrats and populists
polled in 1SS3. In 1904 he had th democratlo
and populist nominations, with full silver
republican support; yet h polled fewer
vptes thsn he got In 18994. If h is nomi
nated again this year, I there evidence or
Indication that he wilt not ba weaker than
he was In bis other two campaigns?
Ther can be no Justification of Mr.
Bryan'a nomination except an (ho ground
that he could do more than any other
democrat to unite th party, that he could
poll mor votes than any other democrat
and that h could carry mor state than
any other democrat. Tet it 1 absolutely
certain that h cannot carry his own state.
It la absolutely certain that he cannot carry
Mlnneaota or either of th Dakotas, which
even th republicans concede to Governor
Johnaon. It is absolutely certain thst hs
cannot carry New Tork, without -whoa
thirty-nine electoral votea no democratlo
candidate for president has the remotest
chance of success.
Mr. Bryan has twice led the democratic
party to defeat and disaster. If there la
any good reason why h should bs allowed
again to lead It to defeat and disaster, let
him make th reason public. H cannot ba
elected. Why Should he recalvi the nonvl
LAWYERS AMU CHARACTER.
Reekie Asaaalta oa Character by
Htau of Petitions.
Kansas City Btar.
Th criminal recklessness with which
lawyers often assail character through the
medium of conventional petitions or affi
davits, la still, as it has been for many
yeara, an almost Incomprehensibl fault of
a profession that should safeguard reputa
tion, not wantonly destroy It. For sxample,
th attorney who. In a. divorce petition,
used the nam of Miss Julia Marlowe now
admits that he bad don th actress a
gross Injustice. Even ' th most careful
legal counselors may make serious mis
takes, but thegravrt thing said against
th legal profession could not bs said If
du regard wr ahown for th truthand
nothing but the truth In preliminary pro
ceed Inge. In this Instance th attorney
says: "After a closer investigation and a
mor careful sifting of tbe evidence, I am
convinced that the aourc of Mrs. von
Herrmann's Information Is wholly unre
liable." Tet this sours of information
was sctepted by the attorney as sufficiently
reliable to maks a charge In a formal court
petition that brought not only th most
acuta mental distress, but also serious
il'ness to th actress. -The'lswyer also
declares that his client Is' entitled to a
divorce "on grounds of which h was In
Ignorance when ha took the caae."
What do high-minded lawyer think of
a member of their profession who would
make such charge as thes without th
closest possible Investigation and th most
careful aifllrig of th evidence, or without
knowing all the grounds on which th
proceeding could be bssed? It Is 'no an.
awer to aay that lawyers guilty of such
recklessness or worse do not represent
th profession.' Th (set Is that If ths
profeaaion aa a will did not atand for
such procedure if it would Immediately
disbar members guilty of making loos
charges s gainst pi I vat character the
aasallants of reputation could do little
Plea, fr a New Deal. -
Ivouisvlll Courler-Journsl. i
President Roosevelt's plea for a !uar
deal for th Indiana should penetrate the
remote interior of th nobis red ntaa and
touch bis rislbles If he hss 'em. Tb
Indian ha been getting tha raw deal for
aoout 4U0 ytars. '
HaaAtaaj tha Jaa Oa.
It is reported that some .Americans have
Introduced If cream aoda into Japan. It
baa alwaya been held againat th whit mao
that li Introduced firewater to tha pour
Indian, and now the lit tie brown jj oilier
will have something against his white
personal sor;s. f
New Tork will enforce the rul for a
sest for every fsre regsrdlrs of ths. theory
that straphangers pay th dividends.
Bachelors in the town of Milton In tha
slate of Washington cheerfully pay tha
penalty of a wedding present to every
newly married couple, and think they ar
getting off mighty cheap. '
To rals the rampalgn In Illinois above
the dead level of monotony Judsw Orlando
Burrcll la going to do his stumping for a
seat In congress astride a white mule. The
Judge la 41 and highly esteemed as on of
the young-old buck of the state.
Not one of the platforms extolling th
greatnesa of favorite sons hss approached,
th classic addressed to Charles Warren
Fairbanka by the republican editors of In
dlana. towlt: "In him we see th percep.
tlon of Lincoln, the dignity of Grant, th
gentleness of McKlnley and th , fearless
ness of RoosevelU"
The fascinating spell thrown about tha
fair sex by policemen Is ascribe by the
thoughtless to tho uniform. ' Not so. The
spell hss a higher meaning, which a Chi
cago woman Interpret eloquently ' In urg
ing parents to train their children to aaluts
policemen as they pass. "We think to,
little of our policemen," she said. "They
protect our homes and often endanger their
live In our behalf. Their calling should
stir our patriotism and every child should
b taught to aalute th star which th po
liceman wear." s
The legislature of Rhode Island has Just
passed for submission to the people a con
stitutional amendment giving the veto
power to the governor and providing for a
reapportionment of the state into assembly
districts of equsl sise. Rhode Island I In
th unusual oonditlon of having a governor
without a veto, and, like Connecticut, a leg
islature made up of representatives of
(own practically Irrespective of population.
The result Is that the large cities are un
der represented, while the small towns ex
ercise a' disproportionate Influence In the
affairs of th state.
Omaha's Easter weather suprassed every
brand put out by th weather clerks north
of th Ohio river. Chicago had a clear sky
and wor overcoat for comfort. Th 8t.
Louis variety well, why speak of a disa
greeable subject. Showers fell on saint
and sinners In New York, Atlantic City and
Philadelphia, lending heartfelt pathos to
the favorite exclamation, "Wasn't It awful,
Mabel?" Railroad press agents In this
city pass up golden opportunities In neg
lecting to advertise Omaba as a resort of
spring. Properly boosted. It would rsplan- -Ish
th companies' treasuries.
DOMESTIC PLEASANTRIES. ',
"He Is an ideal father." ' '
"He spends so much time with his chil
dren." "You never noticed whst a pretty nurs
they have, did you?" Houston Post.
"Do you want to see your wife permitted
"Not right sway," answered Mr. Meek
ton. "Henrietta gets so much enjoyment
out of lecturing about It that It would b
pity to stop It." Washington Star.
"How many girls hav proposed to you
this year, Tom?"
"About as msny aa th good resolutions
you have kept this year, Dick." Baltlmor
Mrs. Jones Good grselous. Mrs. Brown,
why Is your husband going through all
tlfbse strange action?, Ia he training for
a tHs fight?
Mrs. Blown Not at all. Hs'a merely
getting In form to beat th carpets. Har
Bacon I see some professor has discov
ered that if you want to live long you must
drink sour milk. - '
Kgbert Well, It , would, seem I, long(
wouldn't It? Yonkera Statesman. , ,
Tommy Is there any difference. Pa, be
tween a violin and a fiddle?
Pa Indeed there Is, my son. The In
strument you heard at that concert last
month waa a violin; tb thing Mr. Nexdor
playa Is a fiddle. Baltimore American.
"I understand your wife has taken up
the new fad of thinking in curvits?"
"Yes, I believe so. She thinks In th
ssme way ahe throws." Cleveland Plain
"Yes, she's gon bsck to live with tier
husband, but she's . having trouble with
"O! ii'a always bound to give liter some
"But this Is only her last year's trouble
mad over." Philadelphia Press.
"Slmpklns refuses to hav bis flat pa
pered,'' reported the agent of th building.
"What's the matter now?" inquired the
"He claim they haven't room enough a
It is." Judge. i..
"Why did Diogenes adopt those spectac
ular methods in his effort to find an honest
"Oh." answered Senator Sorghum, "I sun. .
poa h had a hard Job that paid neither
Salary nor perquisites thst he wanted to
work off on somebody." Washington Btar.
Tk veteran senator announced that b
Intended to resign.
"No. 1 will not reconsiaer. n ioia ma .
fro test ing constituents. "This pise is set
Ing packed with fresh youngsters many .
of them not a day over, 60." PlillS'ielphla
'Caesar was a voluminous writer as well -
as a warrior and statesman," remarked th
"Yes." snswered Mr. Btormlngton Rime.
"I hav always admired Caesar. Going on
the principle that all the world's a utage.
he decided to be tne wnoie snow, includ
ing the press agent." Waahington But.
THE ABSENT-MIDKD IXVALHD.
When I got up one mornln' I told ma
I ain't a-feelln' well I got a pain
That sceuis to stsrt out somewhere In my
An' spresd on till it 'gets Into my br.tln.
But she just smile an' ssy for tq. dress
An' wash my face an' comb an" bresh
She ssy when I've et breaktas', why, ah
I'll not have any pain that I can't bear.
So I set dressed, but It takes a tong while.
An' ma come in an' ssy I must mak
I ssy I'm sick aa alck! An' ma she smil
An' ssy be sure my shoes Is neatly laced
Tlun ah go back downstairs, an' pretty
My pa call up th' stslrs an' ask If I
'M a-goin' to get dressed by afternoon
AT If I ain't I'll hav to show him why!
So then I hurry om. An' I go down
To breakfaa' an' my pa h look at nit
An' ask nie what th' matter, with a'
He aay I'm well, as fsr as ha can se,
But I Jus' lean my forrud on my hand
An' sjy 1 think thst I am feverish, '
An' I'm not hungry, an' I Juat rait't stand
To sea th' ham an' eggs there on th'
Mv ps. h ssy I Just Im-magln It,
To est some food, tin' then I'll be all
right, . .
But I aay no. J Just can't eat a bit
An' try my best to look real weak an'
Ther ina. ah ask m where I feel th
An' I aay ev'rywhf res! an' twleet as bad
Aa I dirt when i told about It flrt.
That it's th' sickest sick I ever had!
But pa he 'say pooh-pooh, thst w hat I need
Is Just a littl- iii'stle on myself
An' uia. aha aay dun t scolU tuts, in' ah
Th' re me o' all th' totties on th' itielf
An' try In think o' something I csn ta k
An' ask me once sguin Just how I feet.
An' I sav thst "most everywhere I aelt
An' that my head is turuin' like a wheel.
An' ao ma reach out an' fel my head.
An" say 1 don't seem feverish at all,
But that perhaps ( better ao to bed:
If 1 get aoise she'll nave tli' doctor
An' au 1 went. An' Willis Johnson, h
Tom yelliii' for me to come out in' plsy
Hi.m ther am t no school that day,
Id ticaa fwigot lUat IA was Saturday
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