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Closed season (or poking fun at the
Washington base ball team.
It ts time again to remind the auto
mobile drivers to slow down.
Whj do many men have a burning
desire to learn to play the bass fiddle?
Tuesday will introduce Nebraska's
candidates tor state offices also the
oysters. ' '. :f j
A New York. Juiiehaa decided that
dice' shaking is bo crime. That's
horse and horse and your next shake.
Placing .KSOituia on dishonesty
would smell Just as sweet by any
other name than the guaranty of bank
An Iowa woman Insists that heaves
is filled with pianos. That may ac
count (or the congested' population
"Wealthy girl found after a for
days' search." says a New York pa
per. Had no Idea they were so scarce
as all that. .
"Is there anything the matter with
Mr. Jerome?" asks the New York
World. Not much, except that he is
South America is in the limelight
with a real sensation. The president
of one of its republics has died a nat
According to a scientist, only a
monomaniac can, think of one subject
continuously (or five minutes. Then
Mr. Dfyan is no monomaniac.
Senator Tom Piatt says (hat Gov
ernor Hughes can not be re-elected.
Everything seems to be coming the
governor's way in New York.
After November S Mr. Bryan will
withdraw his objection to speaking at
state (airs and other assemblages
where an admission fee is charged.
Homeward the vacationer plods his
weary way, tickled nearly to death
with the prospect of getting something
fit to. eat and a decent place to sleep.
After Edgar Howard gets knocked
out by "the check book" the people of
the Third congressional district will
help 'Judge Boyd knock "tho check
"Twentieth century New York has
1 no use (or anything slow," says the
Rochester Chronicle. Perhaps that's
the reason moat of the New Yorkers
are so fast. .
New Jersey reports another (allure
of the cranberry crop, so all we need
to know is how many cents a pound
will . be . added to the price about
Tfce public , museum maintained by
Omaha in connection with Us public
library Is to have a collection of Ne
braska, .birds. The swallows 'are to
bo kept at the city hall.
"How will Mr. Tart explain to the
average man the benefits of protec
tion?'' asks Mr. Bryan. Bless your
heart, the average man understands it
without any explanation. ...
Colonel Bryan will not even stay
home long enough to "vote at the No
braska primary next Tuesday. J this
a patriotic example of good citizenship
which be la setting? Or is It simply
that be wants u dodsj
WTCrT akd nAft.
The warning of the World-Herald
to democrats to "Beware of 9mlth,"
who has filed as a candidate for the
democratic nomination (or elctor-at-
large, ts certainly rich and rare. If not
racy. "No democrat ahould vote for
Smith at the primaries," exclaims the
W.-H., "because be Is not for Bryan
and Is not a Bryan candidate for
Why ahould the democrat "beware
of Smith" for any such flimsy reason
as this? Did not the hired attorneys
of the Bryan conspirators appear be
fore the secretary of state In the pro
test cases and Insist that everyone has
a right to file for presidential elector
on any ticket he pleases and, if suc
cessful at the polls, to vote for any
candidate for president be pleases?
That is the theory on which the Bryan
democrats, disguised as people's Inde
pendents, have smuggled their way
onto the populist primary ballot.
So long as the populists have a pres
idential candidate In Tom Watson, hy
should not the World-Herald warn
populists to beware of the Bryanltes
who have filed for presidential electors
on the populist ticket? We know nothing-
about Smith. He may not be the
kind of a democrat that conforms to
the Bryan definition. We do not even
agree with the democratic position as
to the liberty and license to be ac
corded deceptive candidates for presi
dential electors, but Smith has Just as
good and better right td seek votes
on the democratic ticket than Bryanlte
masqueraders have to seek votes on
the populist ticket. ,
It is a poor rule that does not work
both ways. When tbV democrats put
up their scheme to defraud tho popu
lists of their opportunity to vote fot
Watson they began playing with fire.
AM TO SAFETY APPUIASCMS.
Two decisions by the United States
circuit court of appeals at St. Louis
promise to have a decided, effect In
forcing the railroads to comply with
the federal law requiring equipment
with all proved safety appliances. The
decisions are particularly important,
as they reverse rulings made by the
lower courts in different states holding
the law unconstitutional.
The law passed by congress some
years ago requiring the railroads to
equip their cars with airbrakes and
safety coupling devices has been op
posed by some of the leading roads
and compliance with It repeitddly de
ferred. Some of the railroads ques
tioned the federal Jurisdiction over
that subject, while other made show
ings to the effect that compliance
would entail an enormous expense and
asked that the law be appllad only to
new rolling stock.- On this 'showing
the Interstate Commerce commission,
by authority of congress, postponed the
date for final enforcement while the
cause was being tested In the courts.
The decisions at St. Louis ;ire sweep
ing in affirming the power of congress
to prescribe specific precautions even
to the kind of couplings and airbrakes
to be used.
The circuit court of appeals is the
Judicial authority next highttt to the
United States supreme court, and the
unanimous finding in the -.ases just
tried would ordinarily Indicate the
final upholding of the law. The de
cisions will greatly strengthen the ef
forts of the government authorities to
enforce the use of reliable safety ap
pliances. An additional Inceatlve for
railway companies to observe the law
is found to) the new employers' liability
act, which increases the responsibility
for the safety of their employes.
rniCE MARIS FOB PATRUN4GE.
The esteemed Houston " Pout', the
owner of which is the democratic na
tional committeeman from Texas and
a member of the democratic finance
committee, offers the significant sug
gestion that if Mr. Bryan la elected
president the contributors to the cam
paign fund will be remembered when
It comes to the distribution of federal
patronage. The Post suggests that
contribution of $100 should at least
entitle the donor to a prefer ace when-
it eomes to paesing around postofflce
appointments. ,. . .,. '
The suggestion Is one ' which will
naturally aDDeal to the-members nf
that party who have been so long with
out a share of the offices. . It Is not
stated that Mr. Bryan and his advisors
had the thought In mind when they
planned te appeal for popular .sub
scriptions, but the plan and scope of
that apeal fits most nicely into the
Texas editor's program. Possibilities
of the scheme have been blmplifled
some by the schedules arranged for
contributions, and no room has been
left for miscalculations or disputes
when the award of prises Is due. Each
donor of rash to the fund has his
name properly recorded fend his ratina
in the reward column properly fixed.
It would be a comparatively easy
matter to classify the offices to be
filled and adjust them to the contribu
tions. The 110,000 men, for instance,
would naturally have first claim to
cabinet positions and high-priced
diplomatic posts. There are more posi
tions In that field that pay from $8,001)
to 117,500 a year, the number being
as large, probably, as will be the num
ber of contributors of the maximum
amount allowed. Then would come
the contributors of $5,000 each, and
the list of places available for them is
exceptionally large. They would nat
urally expect to become federal dis
trict attorneys, collectors of internal
revenue, customs officials. United
States marshals and consuls through
out the world, whose salaries average
better than $8,000. Some poatoffkes
in the larger cities might also come
under this list. Prom $5000 down
the offices may be more readily ad
justed to fit the figure of th con
tributor. There are land office ap
pointments, inspectors of the' many i
different executive departments, post-
offices running from the Ulas; to the
metropolis, bank examiners and the
long list of federal positions pot under
With proper care there might be
places enough for all who pay to get
a prize, and It will be necessary only
for the finance committee to avoid
trouble by seeing that the price marks
(or patronage are properly affixed as
the donations come in. The hungry
democrat, under that plan, would have
only to select his office and 8lse his
JJV THE SSCVbO DJSTKJCT.
The republicans of this district are
confronted with a condition and not a
theory. This Is the only congressional
district In Nebraska now represented
In congress by a democrat. The prob
lem here Is to redeem the district and
recover the place in congress for a re
publican who will be in accord with
the controlling majority and thus in a
position to do something (or his con
stituents. On the democratic side the situation
la fully developed. The present demo
cratlc congressman has his renomlna
tlon without contest. He has run for
congress four times and has been twice
defeated and twice elected. The re
publicans have, therefore, learned by
experience what is the strength and
what the weakness of the opposition
they will have to meet again this year.
On the republican side are three
competing aspirants for the nomina
tion, each presenting his claims for
preferment and Insisting that he is
best qualified to go on to the election
with success. As all three of these
candidates before the primary have in
the past been affiliated most of the
time, if not all of the time, with the
so-called "anti-machine" wing of the
party, there is no consideration of fac
tionalism entering into the primary
contest for this nomination, and It is
up to the republican voters to decide
which of the three is really best fitted
to take the field against the democratic
Incumbent and put the congressman
from this district on the republican
side of the house, where he rightfully
belongs. In deciding on this) question
all the essential factors should be
taken into consideration trted ability,
personal popularity, past party service,
qualification for a speaking t.ampalgn.
organising strength, trustworthiness
and general standing In the public con
fidence in fact everything that an
swers the requirements of this partic
The primary contest is supposed to
gauge the competing candidates' indi
viduality and award the nomination to
the strongest man. If the republicans
will take up a good, strong candidate
and keep free from back-firing they
will elect the next congressman from
test or part attuiatios.
At the primary next Tuesday each
voter on applying for a ballot will have
to state under oath what political party
he affiliates with. This is the basic
feature of the close primary designed
to make sure that the candidates on
each party ticket are nominated by the
members of that party and to prevent
members of other political parties from
choosing the candidates on the oppos
ing ticket. To use plain language. It
is intended to prevent democrats from
making nominations for the repub
licans and to prevent republicans from
making nominations for the democrats.
It is a sound and unassailable rule, ab
solutely imperative for the Integrity of
To enforce this rule there must be
aome test of party affiliation. In cities
where registration prevails this test is
provided by law by confining partici
pation to those who at the lest regis
tration enrolled themselves as affiliated
with their respective political parties.
Outside of registration cities It de
volves upon the primary election offi
cers to prevent fraudulent voting try
political masqueraders. If a known
ant) noisy democrat should ask for a
republican ballot he should be refused.
He should likewise be refused if he
asks for a populist ballot.
The chances for controversy will be
greatest in connection with the popu
list, primary in which a lot of Bryan
democrats, pretending still to be popu
lists, will undoubtedly try to vote in
pursuance .of the fusion conspiracy.
The primary law, it seems to us, sup
plies the test of party affiliation for
this case. For guidance In disputes as
to party name, it declares in Section
The action of the preceding- national con
vention of such party, regularly called,
shall determine the action of the secretary
of state or the court In Its decision.
If this is the test of party affilia
tion for the secretary of state
and the courts. It must likewise
be the test for the election offi
cers. By the action of the last popu
list national convention Tom Watson
was nominated for president and the
test of affiliation with the copullst
party Is support of Watson for presi
dent. A pretended populist who avows
or admits that he is for Bryan has no
right to vote in th populist primaries
under the law of Nebraska, and the
Judges and clerks of the coming pri
mary election should govern them
What has become of the World-
Herald's ardent advocacy of the Doatai
savings bank, which was ;he para
mount lasue in two of its editor's cam
paigns for congress? It looks as If
the postal savings bank had been put
on the shelf by our democratic con
Members of the school board about
to be nominated and elected will spend
nearly a million dollars of public
money during next year alone, and
they .will serve for three-year terms.
The importance of getting substantial,
DAILY BEE: MONDAY, AUGUST 31.
clear-headed and honest men on the
school board must be self-evident.
KfttrM is complaining because the
cobs of this year's ,( corn crop promise
to be. so long that ; they will have to
be broken before they will go Into the
stove. Kansas should get In the pro
cession and get some of the Nebraska
eed that grows shelled corp.
Mayor Jtru thinks It's all over but
the shouting, so far at his nomination
as the democratic candidate for gov
ernor is concerned. " Mayor ,11m ought
to be old enough at the political game
to know not to order the drinks until
after he has raked In the Jack-pot.
Eighteen hundred persona Joined in
singing a hymn In Esperanto at the
convention in Dresden. The net ef
fect must have been like that of a lot
of Oklahomans singing one of Gov
emor Haskell's campaign songs.
Here we have a candidate for the
nomination for governor on 'he demo
cratic ticket advertising himself "not
on the railroad slate." Can tt be pos
sible that all the other democratic
candidates are on the railroad slate?
Enthusiastic church workers who
read Joseph Medlll Patterson's story
of Chicago society life will be forced
to feel that they are overlooking a
good bet when they send missionaries
to China and Guam.
No money Is left in the guaranty
deposit fund in Oklahoma, niter pay
ing out the deposits of one bank that
failed. The scheme may possibly
work if the banks will considerately
fail one at a time.
"A mere month to glorious au
tumn," sings the New York Mail poet,
who ought to come to Nebraska where
we get advance proofs of glorious au
tumn right after the middle of Au
gust. Peter A. Porter, who won a .seat In
congress from a New York state dis
trict by riding a cow through the
rural sections, has been defeated for
renomination. Congratulations to the
If it ts only a little matter of 1.1 000
of the taxpayers money that ts keep
ing the city council and the county
commissioners apart on the iall propo
sition, it ts by no means hopeless.
We are willing to endorse the New
York Herald's proposition' for a
Chinese-American alliance, to the ex
tent of requiring the laundry tickets
to be written ia English.
Krrars of YoatTa Ala l.
The dreadful charge ts now mad that
Mr. Taft used to write poetry, but no,
doubt he will be' willing to promise not
to do It again.' as the constitution does
not require the president to do anything
of that ktnd. f. "'.
Iw iter tTesml War.
"Things are moving nicely," says Mr.
Bryan. They are moving njcely enough
now, but in November they will assume
the form and gerieral motion of an ava
lanche, and Mr. Bryan, as usual, will be
standing right In the way of it.
Dlataaeo Leads Little Eacaaatateat.
It Is said that there Is enoueh coal In
Alaska to put off tho fuel famine from
the exhaustion of coal which had been
predicted at the end of the present cen
tury. This news will ba a rreat rllf in
present coal consumers who have been
aiarmed over what they had to expect in
about ninety years.
New York Evening Post (Ind.).
At this stase of the camnairn ivmhIhi
and positive predictions are not very valu
able, for between now and November fifty
thlnga may happen to change the face of
affairs. It la true, none the leaa. thai th.
outlook for Bryant la not bright. .At pres
ent the chances seem to te that the re
publicans will hold tholr own. excant. n.
haps, in Missouri.
Enleaer ef a Gaa.
The efficiency of firearms has rarely been
more thoroughly demonstrated than In the
Yellowstone holdup. There It appears that
not fewer than 12i unarmed persons sub
mitted to a lone highwayman with a run.
The government could seemingly afford to
remit Its prohibition on the carrying of
firearms at least to the extent of allowing
tbe stage drivers to be supplied. The park's
safety in the past hss come from the pres
ence at Fort Yellowstone, within the reser
vation, of a troop of. soldiers, and by reason
of the Insular-IIke character of the area.
TarklBB Tt for Proofreaders.
American and English newspapers have
way of mangllnr the name nf th .
tan of Turkey. Often he la called im.
ply "Abdul" nothing more. Sometimes It
Is "Abdul the Artful," "Abdul the Wary."
The proper way to' write the name Is "Abd-ai-Hamld,"
or, as some would translated,
"Abd-'l-amid." This means "Servant (or
slave) of the praised one." I. e., God, or
Allah. The "ul" or "I" merely represents
the Arabic definite article, which In writ
ing la always Joined to the following word.
"Abd" Is a common first name with Ma
hometans, as In Abd-ul-Kadlr, AbJ-ul-Latlf.
Abd-ul-Azis. "Abdul," with or with
out the Hamld, makes nonsense, but no
one seems to notice it.
Hal as BverrtBlaa-.
Brooklyn Eagle (Ind).
Norman E. Mack says ha baa found the
situation in this stale ts be most gratify,
ing. So ll Is. Also, be has found that all
roads lead to success. So they do.
Then comes Mr. Ccnners. claiming a
plurality vt anywhere from 7S.0U0 to 100,000.
The estimate Is not exaggerated. Indeed,
th plurality will probably be larger.
Things have not jet begun to warm un
it is not yet too soon to carry New York,
but it Is a -little early to make a clean
sweep of the commonwealth of Penn
sylvania. There are signs, however, that this will
soon be done. Mr. Mack aaya all the
eastern states ate falling into line and ha
surely docs not mean to leave Pennsylvania
out In the cvld.
The safest way la te omit nothing, te
place everything beyond, the shadow of a
doubt until election day. After that, ex
planations. And after that, talk of the
coming cabinet, wnick . IU be. republi
oy PflKIDKXTl.I. riRIJCO LIXB.
foaeeralaat the Desnex-ratle .. I to
Sacramento fCat.) t'nlon (rep .
Doesn't tfcle violent appeal which the
democrats, In their effort to ralee campaign
funds, are making to the farmers of the
country smack somewhat of bare-faced el.
They are not only asking the men who
till the soil and who are the backbone of
America for then- moral support, but the
democrats In. their frenay would have the
agriculturists beileva that It la Incumbent
on there to support Bryan financially as
Why? What haa the democratic party
ever done for the farmers of the United
Slates that they should be appealed to and
alraoet told that it Is their duty to swell
tha funds of the Bourbons?
Why the farmer should bo mad to pay
tribute to the democratic party Is not plain
unless It be on the principle of licking the
hand that smote them. There ia not sin
gle Instsnce in the history of this country
where agriculture has been benefited by
demoeratlo rule, but there ts plenty of evi
dence to show that the farmers have often
been ruined through the maladministration
of that party.
The last time Abe farmers came near go
ing to the demnltlon bow-bow was under
democratic rule. We need not go back far
to show that nearly every farm In the
United States was mortgaged and every
farmer on the verge of bankruptcy. The
facts can be had for the asking. If there is
anyone to dleput the statement
This Is not the specious pleading f a
campaign orator or of some oa trying to
delude tho unwary. Th assertion here
mad can be backed by th record found
In the archives of the Agricultural depart
ment at Washington.
Th best friend th farmer In this country
ever had In power is the republican party.
There are a thousand reasons why the ag
riculturists should support the republtca
nominees, but not one for their lending
either moral or financial support to th
Oaly War to TarlS? Revlaloa.
New Tork Globe (Ind. rep).
Mr. Taft's answer to Mr. Drvin'.
ibllng tariff speech Is simple awi dlrct
vm warcn i rext, K elected president, he
will call cortsreaa In extra session, and when
It assembles will submit a message strongly
urging a revision of th tariff along line
advocated by him two year ago In his
That la to nr. he will nrM nut nr lu A
vision, but revision downward a far as It
cn ba carried without MitinMrtm th.
principle of protection ana taking
ploy men t from American worklngmen. He
Is opposed to all tariff levte that are
hfgher than needed to equatls labor ot
art horn and abroad and give th American
manufacturer a chance to continue In bual.
nw There Is small doubt that Mr. Taft
expressed what Is practically now the over
whelming public view with respect to the
tariff. The country wants revision, and It
wants the revision to be made along pro
tectionist lines. This he and his party will
giv at th earlleet practicable day.
And what of revision If Mr. Bryan should
ib lected? There wlH be no revision at
all; at least ther Is small chance of It.
After March 4 next, no matter what the
result of the presidential election and no
matter which party controls the house' of
representatives, th senate will be republi
can for at least two years. It Is Impossible
to get a tariff bill passed when th two
houses of congress are not in political har
mony. The subject becomes a foot ball of
politics and nothing Is done. The only hop
of revision Is In th election of Taft and
a republican house at r.nrnonl.llv.. Ti.
ao far as Mr. Bryan Is' able to persuade the
country that tariff revision Is demanded
h is making an Irrefutable argument for
uw election or nis opponent.
On the Lawa at Macola.
Emporia (Kan.) Oaaetta -frn v
"We come on th same old errand." tha
spokesman remarked, and sighed; "no
wonaer you tear your hair and make sure
that the (tag's untied. Full oft In tha vaara
departed, we've stood . on your peerless
iswn: no wonder your broken-hearted.
and wish that we were gone. Our word In
your ears are humming, that w spoke in
former years; you guess when you see u
coming, what nonsense has fcrnuo-ht ui h.M
Oh, Billy, the years slip, by you, and when
w are dead and rone, our children wiiu
notify you, and stand on your peerless
lawn; when they in turn are planted, deep
aown in tn moid and grit, their children
will be enchanted, to tell you that you are
It. And ao with a gas prophetic, our eyes
pierc the future s veil, and Gabriel onmna
ecstatic, and blows on the trump a wall,
disturbing some tired committee, out her
by our peerless barn, that cam to tp
western city, to tell you th asm old
What Ooad will Rryaa Dof
Pittsburg Gasette-Tlmes (rep.).
W hear the worklngmen saying that this
tiro they intend to vote for Mr. Bryan,
because for the last ten months w have
had hard times. But what good will that
do? How la a tariff for revenue. Ignoring
the protection Idea altogether, going to
open th shop and mills? How will th
lection of senators by direct vat start
tha wheels of Industry? Or th publication
of campaign contributions? Or the further
harassment of the railroads? Or the re
organisation of the house, so that th
speaker may be powerless? Why open
this country now to the market of th
world when w have not sufficient demand
to consume what we ourselves manufac
ture? Under republican rule we have Just
had. ten years of unequaled prosperity.
Under democratic administration we have
never had ptosperity for any period, long
Meaa What He Say.
Brooklyn Eagl (ind. dem.).
Mr. Taft la an honest advocate of th
policy of tariff revision. His views on
the subject were announced aa long age as
September, 1906, when he spoke at Bath,
Me., In a way that Jar red th confidence
of some of his eminent colleagues In the
republican party. The position assumed
by him then was re-dedared by him last
week at Hot Springs. If elected president,
he will convene congress In special session
aa soon aa poaalbl after his Inauaura.
tlon, to consider the whole ouestlon ef
tariff icvibion- In so doing, he would be
carrying out the pledge of the republican
Mr. Taft mean precisely what he say
snd nothing more. lie. does not promise
to make revision aa effective pulley. Con
gress alone can do that, and It ts, un
fortunately, not possible for a president
to confine congress In special session
to the object for which the special session
wa convened. II ought te be poaalbl
to do so. but II Is not. and nothing ts
surer than that the opponents of tariff
revision In congress will ak to defeat
that Issue by raising ether In na way
germau to it. With this contingency,
however. Mr. Taft ha nothing to do. Ills
oaly obligation t to vitalise th pledge
of the Chicago platform and put th
reasons for tariff rvlioa squarely before
a special session. In a presidential mes
sage. A result In sympathy with hi
view ran than b beat assured through
th steady prewur of public) aeiitlnienl
working upon cjogrtsa, ,
Richard , CYoker revelves th freedom of
th city of Dublin,- an honor once bestowed
port I'lysse 8. Grant.
Th charge that dead men votd at the
Kanrss City primaries support the claim
that you can't keep a Mlssoutian down.
Almost every day there ts a report that
aome poor person has Inherited a fortune,
but no ever seems to get the fortune.
Governor Ma goon of Cuba, accompanied
by Captal J."X!R-an of the rifleentn
cavalry, will leave Havana today for New
York to visit President Roosevelt for a
discussion of Cuban affairs.
A New Tork Judge haa ruled that there
Is no law to prevent a policeman from ar
ceptlng a tip. People with a mania for tell
ing their troubles to a policeman will now
(lad th cost of living higher thsn vr.
The modern aviator nray enjoy the priv
lleg of looking down oa th reat of man
kind, but -h misses the greater prlvllere
of gating on the wilderness of billboards
'hlth soothe th vision of those sticking
Hose to nature.
Two versions of "Tha Pevll" are belns;
1ayel In New York and people are paving
Teal money to see Impersonations while
the real article can be aeen without cost
Brimtton canned and handeomely lab-led
does not Jar the kntckarbocker nerve.
Although New Tork' atat treasury
cooped In J5.S00.090 from th Block trans
fer tax for th ten month ending July II,
ther la more than a suspicion that th
notation f the ticker ar not properly
ornamented with stamp stickers. ttora
broker dedg everything but a comml
lon. Slowly, surely and In Increasing spots the
effect of Judicial and Judicious studies of
domestic scseneo are becoming apparent
Supplementing th Rochester court dictum
approving' a wife' search of her husband's
pocket la th decision of a Lo Angeles
Judaa declaring that a wife need not scrub
floors while her husband can work. Th
world move and the court catch on.
IMPOMKU ARRAY OP ERRORS.
rallaele af DeeUta la Favor at
8aadar OH Camaaar.
Kansas City Times.
The answer of Judg Francl K. Baker,
one of th member of th appellate court
that reversed th Standard Oil case In
volving th flno of .0CKK00e make an In
adequata answer to the critic of that re
versal. When the court of appeals set
aside this verdict th country was dum
founded discouraged as It had nvr ben
before In It great effort to get th upper
band of lawless monopolies. But when At
torney Genersl Bonaparte filed hi petition
for a rehearing, amasement and Indignation
followed, for even to th lay mind It seemed
clear that th higher and not th lower
court had erred, and erred most seriously.
The statement of th cs by Mr. Bona
parte Is so convincing a to make it seem
Incredible that a rehearing ahould not be
granted on hi showing.
, The opinion written .by Judg-e Groascup,
which wss signed by the other two mem
bers. Is shown to have misquoted th evi
dence of tho lower court. Th charge In
this opinion that a certain witness was not
permitted to testify la shown to be false
by the records of the case.
The principle laid down that Ignorance
of the law or of th existence of prac
tices In conflict with th lawgive Im
munity to th offender 1 so sweeping, so
revolutionary, aa to b nothing less than
bewildering In it possible consequence,
particularly aa ignoranc In this rase was
claimed In spite of th publicity of th
law and of th freight tariffs on which
chargea of violation were based.
Judge Grosscup himself In a former
opinion Is quoted to controvert his con
tention in this instancs that each carload
.Monday, Aug. SI Lincoln Day.
Wednesday, Sept 2 Bryan Day.
Best Agricultural, Live Stock
$30,000.00 in Premium-. $12,000.00.in Cpecd
Fifteen harness and eight running races.
Pain's stupendous spectacle .. .
ERUPTION OF MT. VESUVIUS and CARNIVAL OF NAPLES
600 people,. Immense display of fireworks each night.
Liberatt'8 New York Festival Military Band and Grand Opera Concert
Company of sixty persons, eighteen of whom are Orand Opera singers ol
national reputation. State bands from Hebron, Beatrice, Aurora and
St. Paul. . .
Western League Base Bail. Athletic Meet Wild West Show
New $23,000-00 cattle barn, 174x$S5 to hold 63( bead of cattla.
New 110,000.00 steel frame Auditorium, to seat 4600 people, to be
dedicated by Hon. W. J. Bryan, on Wednesday, September 3d.
Ask Your Railroad
For premium list and entry blank, writ
STATE FAIR iTlckets on sale Aug. 31 lo Sept. 4.
ms. si-sen. t. i Return Limit September 7th,
iLm 8:52 a.m. 1:20 p.m. 4:40 p. m.
Leave J7;45 Leave im Leave 1 10:30
wuidiia r kiuiuiu r
Sept. I -2-3 ) . III. Sept. 1-2 ) LI. in.
Fire and Tornado Insurance
Good lusurano ean b had with large Insurance companies' at best ratea
We adjuat losses. . .
We hav capacity for carrying large line of lnsuranc
Call us up by telephone, or drop us a lln. and w will iv yoe prompt
respease and attention-
Hastings & lleydcn Insurance Agency
OENKKAL INSURANCE '
sas . )rta .
did not constitute a separate offense. And
his decision that th offenses were com
mitted only when "settlements" were msda
for shipments I mrt with the answer that
under such a construction of the law fre
shipment, whiih would be the extreme vio
lation of the law. could be made with Im
punity, for no conviction could h secured
herause there would be no "arttltMncnts."
And thus, thraash a numher of con
tentions laid down by the court of arpel,
th attorney general expo error or fal
lacy In one of th rnne tMhlg snd con
vinclng briefs ever Issued from th Depart
ment of Justice. The Intelligent layman I
left In a mate of doubt, to say th least.
and he instinctively applauda th daring
comment mad on this reversal by Presi
dent Roosevelt. Th array of errors her
charged against a hlglt court I all th
mere startling; sine ll of the error wer
mad In favor of -gigantic trust, none of
them m favor of th prosecutor, th Vnljed
SMII.I XU R KM AUK.
Mabel I shall never travel ,cn that ralt
Maude Why not? , '
Mabel There isn't a tunnel on th entlr
route. Brooklyn Llfev
Father Here. Thomas, sret im: It l 4
o'clock; the birds re all up and ln;ing.
Thomas Well. I don't care. If tha hjrd
want to make fools of themselves K-i m
do It. Puck. ,
Stella Can you dress within your In
come? Bells Y: but it la lik dresahur within
a berth in a sleepine; car. Harper1 Pnmr.
"She hasn't a slns-le Mea In hr head '
"Guess that't rt;ht, her M-as all con
cern marriage." Houston Post
"But my yes were opened at last," re
marked th woman rf afflhltv fame.
"What caused thai?" aslced th Inter
viewer sympathetically. "He thumped
them so hard they swelled shut." riilU
Political Manager Are you feeling all
Spellbinder As fine as a fiddle.
Political Manager Good' You mav go
ahead and sound the keynote. Chicago
"What caused that awkward break m
"Someone dropped th subject. Hx
"Is your husband up yet?" aaked th
early morning caller.
"I guea he Is," replied the stern-looking
"I'd Ilk to ay a few word to him."
"I'd Ilk to say more than a few. He
hasn't tome home yet." Philadelphia
The Parson I Intend to pray that vcu
may forsiv Casey for throwing that
brick at you.
The Patient Mebb yer rlv'rence od be
aavtng toime If ye'd Just wait till (H git
well, and then pray for Casey Sloper's.
That "Mm," '
The man with a rop
Will win in a lea;.. .."".
,: ' rV
Th wild democrat
And shows where he's "at,'-.
To know conditions
What ar you up to
In horn at Falrvtew;
Tell! HARRY ROLFE.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Governor's Day..
Thursday, Sept, I TafV-OcBaha Day,
4 Parade Day.
and Machinery Exhibits Eves
Nebraska. ' .
Agent for Rates.
W. R Mellor, Secretary. Lincoln, Nb.
Sept 3d ) p. IN-
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