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Diplomatic Europe will now resort
to their entertaining pastime of balk
lng the Balkans.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., it should be
remembered, la engaged In wool scour
ing, not In wool gathering.
.Japan is to prohibit gambling on
the race tracks. The name of the Gov
ernor Hughe of Japan Is not disclosed.
Just In order to be . through with It,
It may be remarked that the Bulgari
ans have determined to Tlrnova a new
The sultan of Turkey may join with
Mr. Bryan in complaining that his po
lltical rivals have , been stealing his
Mr. Bryan admits that he Is anxious
about Missouri. . The state appears to
like the role of The Mysterious
Mr. Bryan boasts that he has sur
rived two political burials. The trouble
is that issues of those days refuse to
When the aeroplane becomes a prac
tical affair. It will be necessary to put
roofs over the base ball grounds dur
ing championship games.
Georgia went democratic in the state
election on Wednesday, partly, it
understood, because . the republicans
had no ticket In the field.
A Judge of the local criminal court
suggests early marriage as a preven
tlve for crime. Here is a new thought
for the expert criminologist.
Mr. Rockefeller declares he can do
more work than be could fifteen years
ago. Perhaps, then, he will not need
so many senators to help him.
"When the starved rook pecks at
the tight-stacked . grain," says Poet
Laureate Austin, reminding one of Mr.
Bryan's hard luck speeches in 1896.
A weather forecaster in Georgia has
been arrested for falsifying his ac
counts. A weather forecaster should
be satisfied to falsify his predictions.
The Kansas City Journal prints a
picture jof. Mr. Taft sating pie with a
knife. This may explain Mr. Taft's
growing popularity' with the Mtssourl
Mr. Bryan will whirlwind through
Nebraska over the route covered by
Taft and Hughes. This Is a certain
sign that the democrats are not wor
The Omaha bank clearings are still
Jogging' along at a steady increase,
showing that the campaign has not
thus far seriously Interfered with
Mr.- Bryan has apparently changed
his mind about wanting to be heir to
a nian who has such determined views
as Mr. Roosevelt about the disposition
of his estate."
The registration in Omaha is not yet
up to the mark and means that the
final day of registration two week
hence must be a busy one if the vote is
to be registered.
The grading for the new branch Hue
of the Union Pacific in western central
Nebraska shows better than a great
many words the faith Mr. Uarrlman
has la the stats. ,
BVXiyBSS ASD BRTASISM.
Business.. men of the nation will find
something to demand their sober
thought and consideration In the state
ment of Colonel Henry Watter-on that
Bryan's Candidacy for the presidency
will find Its chief source of strength
In the fact that a republican senate
would prevent him. In case of his elec
tion, from doing any harm. Mr. Bryan
s confirmed Colonel Watterson's
lew of the situation. In a recent prc
ouncement at Buffalo Mr. Bryan said:
It la probable that we shall have a re
publican senate for the next two yea s,
ince It would be well-nigh Impossible to
make enough changes In tha pisonml cf
the annate this year to give the ilemoc.au
majority, but we can muke a beginning
his yar, and then by preten li.g tarll'f
efoim measures, measure s agatnat treats,
measure for more effective ra.lrjad r gu
lation, measures for the Insuring of bank
ciosl.s, measures carrying out the labor
reiorins, measures declaring for the ulti
mate Independence of the Fillp.noa, and In
(her measures outlined In our plait urm,
mnur recommended by a democratic
readout and endorsed by a democratic
house, we can compel a republican eenate
lther to accept these reforms or present
definite Issue upon them two years hence.
It la reasonable to assume that the np.b-
llcans In the senate will recog lie the fores
of public op.nlnn and eee the folly of put
ting themaelves on record In opposition to
the dMbetate Judgment of the voters.
This Is a fairly accurate reflection
of the conditions which would con
front the business interests of the
country during four years under
Bryan. The candidate himself admits
that he could do nothing for the first
two years other thau to "present meas
ures" on trusts, tariff, railroads, the
Philippines and like questions and
'compel the republican senate to
ither accept these reforms or preseut
definite issue on them two years
Mr. Bryan must know that he could
not secure democratic tariff legislation
with a republican senate, yet he has
promised, if elected, to call a special
session of congress to take up that
question. How many business men
will enjoy the prospect of a certainty
of two years of futile agitation of the
tariff question, without hope of legis
lation? How many Interests and en
terprises already established would em
bark in new ventures, make new ex
tensions or invest additional capital
during the two years that Mr. Bryan
would be keeping the country in an
uproar and business unsettled by tariff
uncertainties, and how many new en
terprises would be launched under
The business man who Is indifferent
to the political situation or who thinks
that Bryan's fangs would be pasteur
ized by a republican senate is making
an error that may prove very costly.
The country could better adapt itself
to a change of policy on finance, tariff
and other public questions than sub
mit to two years of Bryan agitation
without the possibility of results. Mr.
Bryan Is authority for the statement
that he could not hope to accomplish
anything In legislation along the lines
of the Denver platform for at least two
years. As a matter of fact, the com
plexion of the senate Is certain ito re
main republican for at least : four
years. The election of Bryan, then.
would simply mean a calling of a busi
ness halt during his term of office.
THE BASK AT MOSTK CARLO.
The person who achieved fame and
dollars some years ago by announcing
himself in song as "The Man Who
Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" Is
open to prosecution for obtaining
money under false pretenses, if the
statute of limitations has not run in
his case. He didn't do it, for it has
just been demonstrated that the bank
cannot be broken. - The earl of Ross
lyn, a peer of England,' who has a. rep
utation as a gambler of the slickest
type, has been trying for years to put
the Monte Carlo bank into the hands
of receivers and has Just become con
vinced that he cannot do it, although
he has Invented all kinds of "systems"
that worked out well in theory.
In order to test the latest system
Lord Rosslyn and Sir Hiram Maxim,
the mathematician, rigged up a rou
lette wheel in London and played with
synthetic money, Sir Maxim taking the
banker's place with Rosslyn In his ac
customed role of the sucker with a
"system." Luck and the wheel ran in
Rosslyn'B favor for a little while and
at one time he was $16,000 in stag9
money to the good and convinced, as
ever winner at a gaming table is, that
he would soon be able to capture all
the bank's money. Then luck changed.
Rosslyn went broke and his system
went to the discard.
Rosslyn's experience is not new and
no profit will come of it. No system
has been devised to beat any regularly
established gambling game. The per
centage is always in favor of the
"house," and the patron who stays by
tfce game long enough will go broke,
however much fortune may smile ou
him at times. The player may win
occasionally by luck. The house wina
In the end on a certainty.
The Rosslyn-NJaxlm test has served
to once more call attention to Monte
Carlo, the one sore spot on the face of
the earth where gambling Is allowed
to flourish without let or hindrance
and Is really the chief Industry of the
place. This picture of the place is
furnished in a recent letter from
Monte Carlo to the Paris Figaro:
There la a s'ipht redjctlon In the number
of suUiJca for the current week. Of the
seven unhappy ones whom the tandlu of
Monte Carlo have hurred ta the.r d ath
after first robtlnj th-m four have hanged
themae'vea In the garden and nut lai
hanged him'slf In his roosu at the Hotel
de Paris. This last one waa cut down
nearly dead and taken ta tbe hosp til a
Monaco, where he la being cared for In the
greati at secrecy. A woman also pjlaoned
tnrself at Mosaco only a-few etepe from
the muMum that waa rat ed to hlj own
glory by Albert I. 8U11 another, a young
man. 30 years old. ahot himself doad on
Monday evening at o'clock on one of the
benches fronting the .great staircase of Ute
Casino. And yet among the statesmen who
meet regularly at The Hague to combat
tha scourge of war not a single de;eaie
has yet dreamed of suggesting the auppres
alon of the slaughterhouse of Monte Carlo.
AX ISC RE AS E IS IXPORTS.
The bureau of statistics at Washing
ton reports a marked Increase in im
ported merchandise for the months of
August and September, the first en
couraging showing In that direction
since the industrial panic which began
to be felt in October of last year. The
Imports In August exceeded In many
articles the Imports for August, 1907,
while the Imports for September ag
gregated $59,166,034, or within
$3,000,000 of as much as th record
for September, 1907.
The significant feature of the rec
ord He3 In the fact that the Increase
for both months Is shown In materials
to be used In the manufactures. There
were increases in manlla, goat skins,
hides, India rubber and raw silk, al
needed to supply the demands of the
mills which are resuming normal ac
tivities after a Ions period of depres
sion. This fact furnishes the most
welcome assurance of a speedy return
to normal business end industrial con
ditions. Imports are the first to show
the effects of depression. The heavily
taxed luxuries are dropped from the
list at the first call for business and
Industrial retrenchment, and the es
sentials are the last to show effects of
so-called hard times. There Is still a
shortage in imports of diamonds, man
ufactured fineries and articles that
come under the head of luxuries, but
the goods needed for the operation of
the mills and factories are being im
ported in large quantities. It is evi
dence that the American consumers
are prosperous. The returns from the
splendid crop yields have given Amer
icans the wherewithal to supply their
needs end many of their luxuries, thus
creating a demand that the factories
have been compelled to recognize and
supply. The difference between im
ports of today and a year ago is small
and cuHtoms experts think the imports
will soon be equal to pre-panlc times.
The Treasury department is already
feeling the effects bf the new tide of
business and the September deficit fell
below estimated figures. The deficit
at the end of September, the closing
month of the first quarter of the fiscal
year, was $33,610,764, and the recent
increases in Imports hold a promise
that the year's deficit may be much
less than had been anticipated. The
Treasury department has a large free
working balance deposited In the na
tional banks and it Is expected now
that the increase of customs revenues
will be sufficient to enable the treas
ury officials to leave these deposits,
thus making no disturbance of the
money market by the .demands of the
business revival that is certain to be
come general after the presidential
TUB SWEDES ASD THE BANKS.
The Bee's correspondent, Mr. N. H.
Johnson, has fairly routed the World-
Herald from Its absurd position in re
gard to the attitude of the Swedes in
America toward American banks. The
assertion that the Swedes sent their
money back to Sweden for deposit and
safe keeping because of distrust of the
banking institutions In their new home
is one of the most ridiculous proposi
tions yet put forth. But readers of
the World-Herald are accustomed to
having it set up all sorts of preposter
ous props to bolster its political
In Mr. Johnson's second letter is set
forth very cogently the conditions and
the- cause thereof. The World-Herald
undertook to answer his first letter by
quoting Postmaster General Meyer's
statement In regard to the amount of
money invested in foreign postal or
ders. Mr. Johnson shows that very
little of this total sum comes from
Swedes or . Germans, but that it is al
most wholly due to the habit of labor
ers from southern Europe, coming to
this country not for the purpose of be
coming citizens, but to secure such
share of its prosperity as they may and
return as soon as possible to their
homes across the sea. The Scandi
navian and German immigrants have
Invariably come to the United States
for the purpose of becoming citizens
and building up their homes. Their
patriotism has never been called into
question. They have not forgotten.
nor are they likely to forget, the fath
erland, but no thought of that Is ever
allowed to Interfere with their duties
as American citizens, or their reveren
tial love for their adopted country.
This has been proven again and again,
and It is not only ridiculous, but de
liberately unfair and unjust, to charge
that these citizens have so little faith
In the institutions of their home coun
try that they send their surplus money
to foreign lands for safety.
SESATOIt GORE S VERSATILITY.
Since the retirement of Governor
Haskell of Oklahoma from active part
ticiuation in the campaign and the
hurry call for Senator Owen of Okla
homa to get home and defendhimself
against certain legal charges In con
nection with oil land deals, the burden
of the democratic defense, bo far as
Oklahoma is concerned has fallen upon
Senator Gore. The blind senator, how
ever, is feeling tne pressure ana is
cancelling many of his speaking dates.
Senator Gore does not like his new job
very much. He has been a persistent
opponent of Mr. Bryan for twelve
years and he soon wearies in his ef
forts to be as "active as the Nebraska
leader in changing views to meet pub
lic sentiment. In a speech delivered at
Dallas. Tex., in 1896, Senator Gore
Tbe trouble with the democratic party la.
it la a party of statesmen without states
manship, patriots without patriotism, heroes
without heroism. Their policy beget farm-
ere without farming, laborers without labor,
freemen without freedom.
The FIfty-seoond congreaa had a demo
cratic majority of 141, and If It redeemed
a alngle pledge, observed a single promise,
kept a single command or discharged a
alngle obligation made to the people of the
United States I will oult the stump and
retire from the canvaaa.
Colonel Watterson, Bourke Cockran,
"Flngy" Conners, Roger Sullivan and
other eminent democrats talked In the
same strain In 1899 and in 1900, and
they have had great difficulty in swal
lowing their convictions and turning
to the support of Bryan in 1908 for
the sake of party regularity and the
hope of prominence In the reorganiza
tion of the party which must come
after Bryan's third defeat. Senator
Gore is having a harder time of it. He
la a man of strong conviction and
does not enjoy a reversal of himself.
Hd will not be blamed If he loses his
voice for the rest of the campaign.
SURE SIGN OF PROSPERITY.
When all other signs fail, the flota
tion of mining stock is the infallible
Indication of the permanent return of
prosperous conditions. The publicity
campaign in behalf of the Nevada and
Arizona lead, gold, silver and copper
bonanzas that was dropped early last
fall has been resumed, a cinching evi
dence that the people are Jingling
money In their , pockets again. The
latest proof of this return to normal
conditions is furnished by Julian Haw
thorne, a writer more or less known
to fame. Julian has sent out a really
handsome prospectus In which he
shows how foolish it is for folks to
work for a living when they may buy
mining stock by the bale and wait for
Mr. Hawthorne is very frank about
his proposition. He has not found a
mine hidden away up in some inacces-
cable canyon, not by a long shot. He
has found a silver farm of 884 acres,
some place up in Canada, and is pro
posing to let some of his friends in on
the ground floor. To this end. he has
set aside 200,000 shares, which he is
willing to dispose of at 30 cents a
share. However, the Engineering and
Mining Journal Is not satisfied and
comments on Hawthorne's venture as
The prospectus Is not accompanied by the
report of any engineer or mining geologist
Nor Is there any evidence that the pro
moters of the company have ever aecured
This enterprise Is a good example of an
amateur venture in mining. It Is too bad
to see Mr. Howthome lending his name,
nay, giving his name and prostituting his
pen, to Induce friends, acquaintances and
those who know him by name to put their
money Into a mining property about which
nothing of consequence can be said in an
The mining paper Is getting too fin-
nicky altogether. As a writer of fic
tion, Mr. Hawthorne will scorn to be
confined by figures and the reports of
experts. He has a silver farm and he
has 200,000 shares for sale at 30 cents
a share. He knows tat prosperity has
Br'er Bergo declines to take the
stump in behalf of Br'er Shallenberger.
This is not to be .wondered at. It
would be hard to conceive a man with
nerve enough to publicly defend the
shameless bargain that drove Berge to
resign the populist nomination for gov
ernor in order to make it easier for the
Peerless Leader to get a few additional
votes in Nebraska. The beauties of
fusion are becoming daily more and
The concert of the powers wants to
take up the Balkan question and asks
Bulgaria to wait until It reaches a de
cision. This would take at lewjt two
years without any prospect of settling
the proposition. The concert of the
powers would accomplish about as
much in two years as Bryan would in
the White House with a congress op
posed to his plana and vagaries.
A civil war veteran has returned
$1,172, which he received from the
government as a-pension, explaining
that he does not need the money. The
World-Herald should feel very kindly
to this veteran, as it has no objection
to veterans living so long as they do
not draw pensions.
It Is estimated that Americans are
now sending the income on $400,000,-
000 to American women who have mar
ried European noblemen. Well, at that,
it is cheaper than to have the Euro- !
pean noblemen live In this country.
A Minneapolis clergyman has
preached bis own funeral sermon into
a phonograph and filed it away for
future use, Mr. Bryan preached hla
third political funeral sermon at Mad
ison Square Garden in 1906.
Fred H. Bonflls of Denver has of
fered Mr. Bryan $12,000 a year to
work for him. .Mr. Bonfils owns a
newspaper and a circus, but falls to
designate with which concern he wants
Mr. Bryan to work.
The organization of the University
of Omaha Is well under headway now.
The task before the directory is a large
one, but the Omaha spirit wilt see it
through to a successful conclusion.
Brother-lu-Law Tom Allen is having
his troublea with his own committee.
By the tlmexhe gets his forces organ
ised and ready for active work the vote
will have been counted.
Colonel Guffey denies that he has
any connection with tbe Standard Oil
company. Colonel Guffey evidently
does not like the company the Stand
ard has been keeping.
Voert of Habit.
St. Ixuls Globe-Democrat.
Colonel Bryan la crazy on cutting things
In half. In 1& it waa the BO-cent dollar,
and this year his scheme Is to cut the pro
duct ot corporations to SO per cent of their
OX FRESIDENTI At. F I HI "tO LINE.
tleslaeM ritlmrst a Coatrotllasr
Farter In the Contest.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Ind. Uem.).
In those campaigns (1J76, HM and W2)
whloh brought triumph to the democrata.
In every great city of the country business
men's associations and organisations were
from, commencement to close of the con
tests working day and night for the success
of the democratic leader and the demo
The Influence of those organisations was
felt not only In the cities, but the mer
chants, the shop keepers, the manufacturers
and then- employes even In the hamlets of
the country were brought Into active co
operation and aided In producing the re
sults. In this particular line of political action
and Influence Mr. Bryan's campaigns seem
painfully weak. One hears of business men
of more or lees prominence being actively
for him, but Individual effort, however well
directed, accomplishes but little as com
pared with organised, systematlo work en
thusiastically performed and skillfully man.
Take the country over.-that la the feeble
part of the democratic organisation, and
It may prove, ea It did In 1896, 1900 and 1904,
to be the fatal spot which It was Impossible
for the democrats to protect by reason of
the overwhelming sentiment of opposition
prevailing among those who Influence and
direct business affairs. The republican
leaders played this part to perfection In
the last three campaigns, and are prepar
ing to use the business sentiment to the
fullest extent from now to election day.
A Specimen Brick.
Baltimore gun (Ind. dem.).
The proposition embodied In the Denver
platform "to prohibit the control" by any
corporation engaged in Interstate commerce
"of more than W per cent of the total
amount of any product consumed In the
United States" has attracted a great deal
of attention, both as a practical question
affecting Industrial possibilities and as an
Indication of Mr. Bryan's qualities as a
statesman. It Is Interesting to note that
as set forth In the local columns of the
Bun a few days ago our own city furnishes
a striking example of the untoward work
ings that a law of this particular kind Is
calculated to produce. The Consolidated
Cotton Duck company, a large part of
whose plant Is situated at Wood berry,
manufactures about 80 per cent of the
total amount of cotton duck consumed
In the United States; and. In order
to conform to the proposed prohibition,
It would accordingly have to shut down
fully one-third of Its operating plant
If the extent of this company's busi
ness Is due to evil practice practices of
an unfair, oppreaalve or predatory nature
there would be good ground for stamping
upon It with the heavy foot of the law,
even though this might Involve unmerited
hardship to Its employes; but to cut off
one-third of Its life with the executioner's
ax for no other reason than Its slie does
not seem a very well conceived measure of
remedial Justice. And long before there
was any prospect of the actual enactment
of the law favored by Mr. Bryan's plat
form, hundreds of caaes of like nature, and
of much smaller as well as of equal or
greater magnitude, would be shown to exist
In all parts of the country.
Bryan, the Ite4orer.
Chicago Tribune, (rep.).
Mr. Bryan la telling the Iowa farmers
that "the democratic party la absolutely
necessary to restore prosperity." That
amounts to saying In an Impersonal way
that he. If elected, will deluge the country
with proaperlty. Once It was Dowle who
called himself the restorer. Mr.' Bryan
comes forward as his hrtr.
The Iowa farmers are In such a prosper
ous condition that they do not see what
need they have of Mr. Bryan's services as
a prosperity renovator. Indeed, tiy have
bettered themselves In evar way since he
first went among them asking for vote
which they refused to give. The betterment
has come about as the result of the refusal
In 1896 they had mortgages and low prices
for their products. Now they have bank
accounts, automobiles, and good prices.
The persistent refusal to harken to Mr.
Bryan has been a good thing for them,
Fnal Gift of Gab.
Coiner's Weekly (Ind.).
While sitting In Denver, watching
the convention, we Jotted down the
opinion that Mr. Bryan's best hope
for election lay in retiring to the
bottom of the Paclfio and allow-
Inff not a single bubble to escape.
Since that time he has talked a great deal
about the beat way of regulating trusts
he hss made a special slogan of Oklahoma
patent-medicine banking plan; he, the
visionary, has claimed to be heir to the
practical Roosevelt; he has been desper
ately Involved In an encounter with that
almost Invincible politician; and he has
cast aspersions upon the Integrity of
the governor of New York. Too many
bubblea have escaped. Whatever may
be thought of the president' taste
In the controvery between him and Mr,
Bryan, the country, will, we Imagine, feel
the difference between vague and danger
ous theory upon the one hand and shrewd,
practical reform upon the other; between
hesitating and vacillating argumenta an
the heavy battalions of established fact
The Safe Middle Coarse.
Kansas City Star (Ind.).
Mr. Tail lanes nis stand on the pro
gressive policies of the Roosevelt adminis
tration, which has been assailed by the
reactionaries In the rear and the radicals
In advance. He Is the man who represents
progressive government, which Ilea be
tween the doctrine of reaction and the
doctrine of radicalism.
To put It another way: Cannon, by Ma
record as speaker, especially - In the last
session of congreaa, represents obstruction,
Bryan, through the dangerous policies he
has advanced In the past then repudiated
by the people, now abandoned by him an
Ws party and through the new expert
menu he now proposes, represents da
structlon. - -
Tafl, taking his stand on the Roosevelt,
administration, which everybody under-
stands, and backed by his record
of great, practical accomplishment
Is the foremost progressive leader
of the time and as distinguished
from the other two types, represents con
Where Prosperity Cornea Ik.
St. Louis tilobe-Democrat.
It is related that a Nebraaka farmer
who complained that a reaper coat t 'O more
than In lftttf was reminded by t,i store-
keeper that he paid for the old re.er with
mjO bushel of corn a 10 cent I buahel,
The merchant aald: "If you will llng m
100 bushels of corn now I will glvo you
reaper, a surrey for your wife and tM In
cash." The farmer admitted that there
must be proaperlty somewhere.
Presalona aa Keckieaa Maaklss:
Tie suggestion comes from Nebraska that
th Stat Bankers' association, which Is op
posing the Bryan bank deposit plan, should
etact rules providing for more frequent
bsxnk examinations, and for withholding
membership from all Improperly conducted
Institutions. There are legitimate methods
for securing safety by solf-halp without
the evil of government guaranty, with i's
j inevitable premium on reckless banking.
A Real Danger
Raltlmore Sun (Ind. dem.).
In the special dispatch to the Sun from
York yesterday, giving- the New York
Herald' estimute of th altuatlon In that
state, which Is declared to be distinctly
favorable to Taft. a curious mental attl-
tuds Is shown by some democrats who have,
hitherto been opposed to Mr. Bryan. "There
Is," says one of the Herald's correspond
ents, "a marked tendency on the part of
gold democrats and Cleveland democrats.
ho have been wandering In the wilderness
Ince U96, to return to the fold. This la
especially true of men who were In politics.
They see, aa the Herald has pointed out,
that with the United States senate strongly
republican for some years to come It' will
be impossible for Mr. Bryan to get any
of his more radical Ideas enacted Into law."
In other words, their argument is that the
country would' run no risk by reason of
Bryan's election because his hands would
be tied by a republican senate and he could
do no barm.
This argument, besides being fallacious In
other respects, la faulty In these two par
First If Mr. Bryan should be elected, It
would be the result of at notable political
revolution, which would render It possible.
Indeed probable, that during the last two
years ot his term the senate would be demo
cratic, unless a strong reaction ahould set
In directly after his Inauguration. There
are at present thirty democratic senator
out of ninety-two. Nearly all of these
thirty are from the south, and there Is but
little danger of toss. On the 4th of March,
1811, the terms of no less than twenty-three
republican senators terminate. If the dem
ocrats should hold their present strength
nd gain seventeen ot the twenty-thren
seats now held by republicans who will go
out In 1911, they will have the senate. In
case of such a democratic tidal wave as
the election of Bryan would require It would
be entirely likely that the democrat would
gain seventeen senator by 1911.
8econd Even with both houses of con
gress in political antagonism to tbe presi
dent, that official could so conduct hi of
fice as to be most harmful to the oountry.
The power of the executive, without the
Id or consent of congress. Is prodigious.
AH of the foreign relation are managed by
the preaident through the secretary of state.
and a weak or maladroit management
might produce untold trouble and distress
ing complications. The president could by
the operations of the Department of Justice
so harry and scourge the big business con
cerns of th country as to produce violent
Activities of Former Preoldenia tm
Mr. Bryan la greatly exercised over the
activity of President Roosevelt In behalf
of Mr. Taft. He thinks that the presi
dency should not be used as a party asset.
He declares that the people should have
the right to elect their officials without
dictation from Washington. In other word,
Let the people rule."
The solicitous aage from Lincoln ahould
take an afternoon off and read some chap
ter of th democratic history. He might
begin with a certain Thomas Jefferson,
name perennially on Mr. Bryan Up
and quoted In the campaign text book of
hi party. He might find out that, that
statesman of the olden days not only dic
tated hi successor, but his successor's
successor, and by a nioe. little gentlemen's
agreement brought about that, the pres
idency was kept In the hands of the three
Virginia neighbor fpr twenty-four year
In a stretch. '
If there Is time for further Inquiry he
might find some Interesting facts about
Andrew Jackson, who put aside the lead
ing candidate for succession because of a
personal feud, dictated the nomination and
elected the man of his own choice, and so
dominated the polltlcles of his adminis
tration that historians with one accord
have called the period of twelve years of
Jackaon and Van Buren, "the Jacksonlan
A good deal of buncombe seems to be a
necessary feature of every presidential
campaign. From the point of view of
democratic party history none Is more Inane
than the expressions of anxiety about un
due influence of the president In nomina
tions and elections.
The power that Mr. Roosevelt wields Is
not the tower of the office holding re
tainers. It la the personal prestige of one
of the most striking and one of the most
deservedly popular personalities in the
whole history of American politics. It Is
the people themselves who wield the big
stick. It Is the people themselves who
rule through Theodore Roosevelt.
BANKERS AND POSTAL BANKS.
Self-Intereot la a Contest with the
Chicago Newa .
Among the speakers on another topic at
the Denver convention' of bankers was B.
K. Walker, president of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, the headquarteta of which
are In Toronto. It la unfortunate that the
conven.l n did not secure the views of
Mr. Walker on the subject of postal banks,
and also his experience wl.h them. Ho Is
a conservative banker with the Interest
of the banking world at heart. Had he
been questioned on the subject he would
have told the asaembled bankers that they
ought to welcome postal banks aa an aid
to their business.
In a newspaper Interview a few years
ago Mr. Walker declared that postal bank
absolutely were beneficial to other banka
by promoting the banking habit among the
people and by taking care of a class of
business that waa more ' trouble to the
bank than It was worth. He cited an
Inslancs In Detroit where the failure of a
bank had been caused by a run which
started because a crowd had collected
about Us doors as the result of the in
ability of a non-English-speaking foreigner
to understand that he could not draw hla
money without his book. That claaa ot
bua.nesa, Mr. Walker said, the government
should take care of.
Postal banka are not an experiment In
any sense of the word. They are in opera
tion in the principal civilised countries
of the world. Why should American bank
ers fight them blindly when the bankers
In countries where the system Is in use
for the most part would advise a friendly
This Coo a try of Oar.
William Hart, Banker, In New York Bun.
Every time I go west my love for this
great country of ours Increases. There I
nothing In thia wid world to compare with
It. Europe with Ita art treasure and old
world (tvl)lEHtton tl revisited my fatherland
a few month ago) Is d j11 and commonplace
compared with our vigorous l.fe, our high
Ideals, our free activities In all branches of
human endeavor. More and more do I
feel thankful for the privilege of living la
this great and glorious country, the fore
most In the world, where, as some one has
truly tld, the skies are brighter, the grass
greener, the trees nobler, the flowers
sweeter, and the women (God bless them)
more womanly and attractive than In any
other part of the world. God bles this
dear, Uils sweet land of my adorAlonl
to the Country
financial disturbance and suspensions. By
his management of the Treasury dspsrt
ment the credit of the country might b
impaired and flnancisl panics precipitated.
Th mere knowledge that the public
finances were In control of man who be
llevea in the allver standard and la opposed
to the gold standard might be sufficient
to cause a run on the treneury for redemp
tion of the government's obligations in
gold, and If gold wss refused It would at
once go to a premium. By the selection ol
judges of the supreme, court It is posslbtt
for a president to change the constitution,
as was done when the supreme court de
cided that congreaa had the power to make
paper money legal tender for debt. It U
true that the president's appointments
must be confirmed by the senate. But the
rejection of nominations- to -cabinet places
would be most unusual, and by hla vast
patronage and th eagnrnvsa of senators
for places the president Is nWe to exert s
powerful Influence upon senator. Indeed,
Mr. Bryan has said that it would be pos
sible by the action ot the houso of repre
sentatives and by the pressure of popular
clamor to force the 'senate to carry out hla
The people of the! United States are not
looking for a president who must be tied so
that he can do no harrrl. fcven If It were
certain, "which It Is tiot.; tbat rta president
he could not get upon the statute booka
hla centralisation' theories of government
ownership of railroad and government
limitation upon people's business and the
taxing of one man. to pay another man's
debt, the mere fact that a man holds tit
and advances or entertains any such
theories of government . would make him
dangerous as presWent, To fill that great
Office a man of Bound Judgment, correct
theories of government, a correct under
standing of the . constitutional limitations
upon federal power Is needed It Is not suf
ficient that the president can or would dit
no harm. He la elected to do good, to faith
fully and Impartially execute the laws and
ao administer his great office thai the prog
ress and welfare, the peace and prosperity
of the people may be assured.
No man should vote, for Mr. Bryan witii
the Idea that he could not carry out Ma
theories. Once In the While House lio
would move heaven and earth to ar.-y
them out, and th probability Is that until
the Inevitable popular reaction came, which
might not occur for several years, tho
country and not he. would bo tied band and
foot, and Immense industrial suffering and
loss would be Inflicted.
A Yasoo City Mlasleslppian liken Mr.
Bryan' ceaseless talking te the man wh-a
opened his mouth so wide to have a tooth
extracted that the dentist remarked, "I
prefer to keep, my position on the out
side." Samuel O. Coagrove, whem the -'republicans
of the stste of - Washington have
put up fer th governorship this year. Is
a lawyer, own 1,400 acre of farm land
and was at collage with Vice President
M. and Mme. E. Gouerd, who stuitei on
their wedding; day In to walk around
the world, crossed from Dover to Calais
a few days ago. During tha last twelve
year they have walked SO.C00 mllos through
Europe, Siberia, Japan," North and South
America and North Africa.
The demands upon William H. Taft, as
the' central f.gure at patriotic gatherings,
are evidently not to cause at election.
Very likely they will increase. He I to
deliver the oration at ' trie dedication of
the new monument at Fort Greene, New
York, November 14, In commemoration of
the prison martjrs of the revolution.'
Miss Day, professor of home econom ca
at Missouri State university, Is le.enei
to as an authority by tne United Biates
Department of Agriculture in an article
In a recent bulletin. She la given credit
for the p.annlng of a kitchen arrange
ment of stove, s.nk, table, closets, et.,
all Intended to lighten the Inbors of the
More than ever Impressed with tho fact
that a perfectly equipped, efficient ainiy
is the surest guurantec of peace, Major
Paul F. Straub of the medical corps has
returned to Washington from Germany,
where he was with the Third army corjia
during the maneuvers and for two, weeks
w.tnessed the workings of tho German
modkial department und especially the
sanitaiy company.'' He was Impressed with
the equipment of this branch of the
service, which was complete In all re
spects and ready to take the field at a
moment s notice.
HITTING THE FUNNY DONE.
the matter, Tim?" asked Mrs.
"Why are you ahedilm' them
"There was a fight ar-round the corner
a mlnut) ago helchune the McVannusc
and the O'Hourkes."
"But ye haven't any cuts tr bruises on
"I know it. They quit Ix-fore I'd a chance
to get in It." Chicago Record-Herald.
"Ethel Barrymurn says alio ' wants to
marry a poor inun." ;
"Well," replied tho lady who had been
married four times, "she needn't hesitate
for fear of making a mistake. She'll get
one if alio marries. They're all poor."
The fair girl looked
at him with Inno-
cent soulful eyes.
"Won't you trust me?" she murmured.
The man to whom she. was appealing
looked at her coldly.
"Without security?' he retorted, crush
Ingly. "Not on your life. "-Baltimore
'tne various chanters In this Hsmir
among other Interesting things, embrace
many pretty girls."
"And I notice, an At th rh.n. in v. -
chapters." Indianapolis. News. . . .
'I ay that
young lawyer who comes
hla business." '
to Klsle knowa
What do roil meant1
"Whenever he comes to court, he al.
way want to tay."-Clilcao Tribune.
"Father." aald little Rollo. ' "what i.
Graft, my son. Is any Decuntarv silvan.
tage enjnyod by aome one who opposes
your political views." Washington Star.
"H ha everything to make a woman
"On the contrary, ho baa nothing but
"Dear me! What more can a. woman
ask of her huaband than that he have
That he have brain, beauty, bravery."
"Or. falling thase, heart dtaeasa.'V. Brook
WITH A HANDFUL OF ROSES.
William Winter in New York Tribune.
Everything my heart would say
Valiant rose shall declare.
Since my lh?s, less bold than they.
Dread her frown,'' and do not dare.
Thoy shall Beetle on her breast.
They shall whisper, soft and low,
"He loves truly, be loves best,
' Who afraid to tell you so."
V . - T '
Everything my heart would say
These'brave rose know full well.
And tiey mean. In their sweet way,
Mojo than any worda could tell.
Thee shall be her bosom's ruest;
Thiy shall whisper, soft and low,
"He lovea truly, he loveo heat.
Who afraid to tell you ."
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