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, M. P. WALKER.
WHEH OCT OF TOW. .
Sakaerfker leaving tke elty tem
porarily skeald kave The
mailed to tkcaa. '" Address will ka
change as oftea aa reaaet4.
Tho uilent vote will be excused If It
makes a noise tomorrow.
Candidate Cbafln says he has hopes
for 1912. So has Mr. Bryan.
It proflteth a republican nothing- H
he registers and' then falleta to vote.
Ilul'saria-has laid aside Its gloves
and donned Its-working clothes again.'
"Anything, for a change" Is a. bad
rule of action. It la but another name
It Is easy t operate the voting ma
chine." All youhave to do 1 to pdll
. the Brit party' lever..
Governor Patterson Is trying to In
duce the prominent citizens of Tennes
see to quit wearing masks.
Chairman Mack must be losing con
fidence, lie does not claim either
Pennsylvania or Massachusetts.
A vote for the republican legislative
ticket In Douglas county Is a vote for
continued good order in Omaha.
The Bidders have contributed $37,
000 to the Bryan fund and Mr. Bryan
will look upon them as good Rldders.
Roger Sullivan has copper riveted his
cinch on the democratic organisation
In Illinois, bo he wins although Bryan
loses. " -
The democratic dope on state taxa
tion has proved a boomerang. This
was one' lie the democrats circulated
too 00n. -v, , v(.--,;sVi..
The . registered voter; who fails to
vote is In the same class with the man
who forgot to register. Neither counts
in the finals.
It is not too early to begin asking
the cartoonists to make a laboring man
without a paper cap In the next presi
dential campaign, v
M Bryan has not oalled New York
"the enemy's country" this year, but
he doubtless will when he sees the
count of the votes there.
A Chicago professor says sport Is a
disease; "lt la well known that many
folks have base ball fever about nine
months out of the twelve.
If that farmers' uplift commission
wants to do something for the farmers
it mlght'tell them' where they1 can get
men to help shuck the corn.
The esteemed Cincinnati Enquirer
says that the "rural vote" will decide
the election,' The Enquirer knows, too,
which way the "rural vote" votes.
"Bryan Gives "Up'.' ! the title of an
editorial in the Milwaukee Sentinel.
No, he 'doesn't. He confines his efforts
to asking other democrats to give np.
A New York man continued to talk
politics after his neck had been broken.
The only way to make them stop talk
ing politics Is to kill them outright.
"What is you opinion." asks a
reader, "of. the new fall hats the
women are wearing?" Whatever our
opinion snay be, ws are .too wise to ex
The Bryan! t farmers in Kansas are
forehanded. They, are selling their
wheat at present prices, because they
do not care to risli the result of their
own vote '
' DEMOCRA TIC FALSE PROPHETS.
"I will carry Indiana, Illinois. Ohio
and New York. I will be el-cted and
have a good many votes to spare," said
William J. Bryan at the clone of his
New York campaign.
Chairman Mack claims for Bryan the
solid south. Including Maryland and
Delaware, and adds Colorado, Con
necticut, New York, Kansas, Nebraska,
New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon,
Rhode Island, West Virginia, Wiscon
sin, Wyoming, Indiana, Idaho, Mon
tana, Ohio and Sdjuth Dakota and
claims Illinois and California for the
These predictions have a familiar
sound. The day before the voting In
1900, Chairman James K. Jones of
the democratic national committee
claimed all the states named by Mr.
Mack and on the same day Mr. Bryan
I am tune to win. The election of 1896
was bought. There is not enough money
In the country to bribe the electorate to
morrow to beat me.
When the votes were counted, twen
ty-four hoars later, It was found that
Bryan had been defeated by a majority
that was 60 per cent greater against
him than In 1896. All indications are
that his present boasts will be as far
astray u they were in 1&0.
Not tlie slightest reason exists for
anybody who opposed Bryan In 1900
to support him this year, but there are
many reasons why many who sup
ported him In 1900 should be against
hfm this year. He has recanted none
of his old follies and vagaries of IS 96
and 1900, but has merely added some
new ones. Ills bank deposit guaranty
blind pool, which he made paramount
this year, is being dropped In the east
and thefad has lost Its vote-getting
power In the west. It Is derided alike
by republicans and democrats whose
Judgment is worthy of consideration.
Mr. Bryan skipped it altogether in his
New York tour, Just as he has skipped
government ownership of railroads, im
perialism and other fallacies to which
he pledged his life work and his voice
in former campaigns.
The polls that have been made by
all of the big papers In New York and
the east, republican and democratic
alike. Indicate that Taft will sweep the
country. The men who make a living
by betting are offering odds of from 6
to 1 to 7 to 1 on Taft. There is abso
lutely no sign that there is to be a
change from the overwhelming victory
for Roosevelt in 1904 to a victory for
Bryan in 1908.
TO BRYAN CABINET.
' One of the stories current In the
east is that Mr. Bryan has made his
peace with the Standard Oil trust and
some of the old-line democrats by
agreeing to name certain men as Jus
tices of the supreme court and by sub
mitting his slate' of cabinet appoint
ments to the representatives of , the
special interests. Of course! the report
lacks confirmation and may be set
down aa a political canard, but Judging
from Mr. Bryan's political, associates
in this campaign,' it is not difficult to
make up a cabinet out of his list 'of
chums that would be perfectly satis
factory to the Standard interests, as,
for instance, these:
Secretary of State Charles Jf. Haskell
of Oklahoma, Illinois, New York and
Secretary of the Navy "Flngy" Con
ners, the boss of the Buffalo water front.
Secretary of War Jim Dahlman of
Secretary of the Treasury T. Fortune
Ran of New York.
Secretary of the Department of Com
merce and Labor Tom Taggart,' the
"Pluto" kins- of French Lick Springs.
Attorney General Joseph "Weldon Bai
ley of Texas and 16 Broadway.
Secretary of the Interior Roger Sulli
van, the gas king of Illinois.
Postmaster General John D. Archbold,
the famous letter writer.'
Secretary of Aarloulture "Gum Rime
Bill" Stona of Missouri, the baking pow
ONE OF BR rAXS PRED1C TIONS.
Mr. Bryan has been In public life
for something more than twenty years
and has made quite a record aa a
prophet. For instance, in one of his
speeches in 1896, he said: -. . .
If McKlnley and- the . republican party
srs successful and put in power, for the
next four years, wages will be decreased.
bard times will come upon us. and over
the land the price of wheat will go down
and the price of gold will go up; mortgages
on our homes will be foreclosed by tho
monejt, lenders: shops and factories ' will
close. Ws will export no goods and we
will Import from foreign lands all the
goods wa use; thus will ruin, want and
misery be with us.
That was twelve . years ago. The
imports for that fiscal year were valued
at $779,724,674. For the fiscal year
ending in June, 1908, they aggregated
11,194,341.994. The exports for 1896
were valued at $882,606,938, as com
pared with $1,860,799,097 for 1908.
For the rest of Mr. Bryan's predic
tion, the price of wheat has gone up
Instead of down, mortgages have been
paid off Instead of being foreclosed,
bank deposits have nearly doubled,
wages have Increased more than ever
before in the country's history and
the money circulation has almost
doubled. Mr. Bryan's prophecies
should be printed in the . amusement
A BRYAN MISREPRESENTATION.
In one of his speeches at Syracuse,
N. Y., the other day, Mr. Bryan did
some clever word juggling in an ef
fort to make his hearers believe that
his bank deposit guaranty plan la simi
lar to the savings banks in Germany.
He quoted a consular report, showing
the wonderful thrift, of. the German
people, aa Shown by the amount of the
savings deposits and the number of de
positors, and said that the only ques
tion was whether the bankers should
guarantee the deposits, as he proposes,
or whether the municipalities' should
guarantee them, as in Germany.
- Mr. Bryan's comparison is wholly
misleading. In Germany these savings
banks are authorized and established
by the municipalities. la case of loss
by defalcations,' against which there
can be no insurance, the municipality
makes a tax levy on all Its citizens to
make up the shortage. The people
pay the loss. This la hot a guaranty
plan as proposed by Mr. Bryan, in any
respect. It nearer approaches the
postal savings banks system which the
republican party advocates and which
Mr. Bryan's party favors If the de
posit guaranty plan can not be adopted
the only difference being that under
the Oerman .plan the municipality
guarantees the payment of the de
posits, while under our proposed postal
savings banks system the federal gov
ernment stands responsible for such
payment. No objection can be urged
against the postal savings plan, while
the Bryan guaranty plan Is as full of
holes as a skimmer.
ME LOCAL LEGISLATIVE TICKET.
If an unbiased but well Informed
voter were to choose between the two
legislative tickets offered In Douglas
county solely on personnel, he could
not possibly fail to recognize the gen
eral superiority of the republican
candidates. The republican ticket is
made up of men in good standing
among their associates, of demon
strated ability in successful private
undertakings, half of them with
previous legislative experience to com
mend them. Those who served in the
last session and are seeking re-election
helped to make up the wonder
ful record of achievement of that re
publican legislature, for which thly
are entitled to their full share of the
The democratic legislative ticket in
Douglas county, on the other hand,
with but two or three exceptions, is
composed of disreputables or ques
tlonables. The democratic legislative
candidates, 'with the same two or
three exceptions, have nothing to com
mend them and much to condemn
them. Those of them who have made
public records in previous legislatures
or other offices made records that re
quired them to go into retirement at
the close of their respective terms.
The democratic list Includes salaried
corporation lobbyists, an indicted
member of the Coal trust, several
common, ordinary political grafters,
and nearly all below par on the seal?
of good citizenship.
In a word, the democratic legis
lative aggregation is as far from being
representative of the people of Doug
las county as it possibly could be, while
the republican candidates are fairly
representative of all the various ele
ments and Interests that may legiti
mately claim recognition. No good
citizen will make a mistake by giving
preference to the republican legis
lative ticket In Douglas county when
he goes to the polls to vote.
JEFFERIS OR HITCHCOCK. . '
The voters of the Second Nebraska
congressional district are asked to
make a choice between Albert W.
Jefferis and Gilbert M. Hitchcock for
congress. This ought not to be diffi
cult. Mr. Jefferis has all the advan
tage possible. He has shown himself
to be a nan of strong personality, of
high character and of uncommon abil
ity.' Straightforward and clean cut in
all his ways, he is the ideal of the
young man in public life. He has,
moreover, the advantage of being In
line with the dominant party, com
mitted to the policies that have made
the United States great. If he is
elected, he will not be an impotent
representative of the interests of Ne
braska and Omaha, but will be able
to accomplish something for his con
stituents; Mr. Hitchcock has confessed his in
ability to secure anything for the dis
trict, except free garden seed. Mr.
Jefferis will go to congress unham
pered by any pledges or alliances that
will interfere in any way with his
duty to his constituents. His op
ponents have tried to badger him into
making some sort of a pledge that
would militate against his usefulness,
but he has resolutely stuck to the
Issues and will go to congress free
from any strings save his devotion to
his district and his party.
"A vote for Hitchcock is a vote
against Cannon," shrieks one of Mr.
Hitchcock's circulars, and it might
have gone on to say that a vote for
Hitchcock is a vote against Roose
velt, and Taift, and any other repub
lican man or policy. That Is why the
voters are going to turn Mr. Hitch
"Shallenberger has made a straight,
square-toed fight," shrieks Chris
Gruenther. Promising prohibition in
Johnson county and free whisky in
Douglas county is probably Mr. Shal
lenberger's notion of what a straight
fight looks like, but the voters will
not trust such a man. "
The Sballenbergerites see the writ
ing on the wall, and are doing every
desperate and despicable thing to
avoid the fate that awaits them. It
la too late to follow up all the stories
they set afloat, but their day of decep
tion is nearly over.
The "Little Giant of Hall County"
has returned from the east, where he
could find nothing but Bryan voters.
He win find the Taft voters when he
gets hack to Grand Island.
On that subject of names once more,
a man named Dote is running for the
legislature in Indiana on the demo
cratic ticket. The republicans promise
to give him the anti-Dote treatment.
Five cows running at large almost
made a bull of one of the political
parades In New York. That city ought
to pass an ordinance prohibiting the
town cow from running at large.
One New England firm Is planning
to manufacture 600, 000 bicycles next
year. The bicycle has apparently
Joined with the horse in refusing to
retire In favor of the auto. .
Mr. Bryan will close his campaign
with" a whirlwind tour through Kan
sas. That will enable him to get home
through the back door Just before the
President Roosevelt gives out copies
of his letters as he writes them, thus
removing any chance of having them
stolen later on and offered for publica
tion or sale.
Governor Haskell is said to be seek
ing the senatorshlp from Oklahoma.
He can doubtless get letters of recom
mendation from Mr. Bryan and Mr.
Coot I nee with a Gaa. '
New York Sun.
Probably the Tennessee night riders now
under arrest are convinced that the people
do not rule.
Watcklag Lawaoa'a Game.
The portal authorities are looking into
Mr. Thomas W. Lawson' methods of em
ploying the United States malls. Mr.
Lawaon will be pleased to aell them a few
gold bricks, as they go along, we doubt
Paaktag tfce Do oak Away.
John D. Rockefeller says he despises the
man whose only desire Is to get money,
money, money and more money. John D.
has been fighting for years to keep the
people from paying him so much for hit
Bryan declares New York is as enthusi
astic for the democratic ticket as the
states west of the Mississippi. Appar
ently true. The states west of the Mis
sissippi are so enthusiastic for Bryan that
he Is almost certain to carry Arkansas,
Oklahoma and Texas.
All tke Rootera la Line.
Kansas City Times.,
All of the corporation democrats who
fought Bryan In 1896 and 1900 are "whoop
ing 'er up" for him this year. They know
that Bryan, If elected, will be unable to ac
complish a single one of the reforms for
which he speaks; and they know that Taft
not only can, but will. ,
Amnslag Democratic Slanders.
. Minneapolis Journal.
Senator Dolllvpr of Iowa got off so good
a one In the southwest that the papers
down there are quoting It with glee. He
said Ih his speech: 'Democratic leaders
know nothing about the tariff. The Den
ver ' platform Bemands that five specific
articles be put on the free list, all of which
are there now, and have been for many
year. The tariff ought to be revised, If
not by Its friends, st least by Its acquaint
Wkltker We Are Drifting:.
, Springfield Republican.
' It Is to be doubted whether George Waah-
Inartoa would' have, made a speech to night
workers at 1 a. ,m., however persuaded.
but that means nothing. Night woraers
were lew when, ha, .ran for the presidency.
and it was not necessary to hustle with
fiery speech from place to place oy raiiroaa
trains and automobiles yet unborn. The
"Father of Hla Country" was fortunate in
tils period. Things political will have to
be moderated much or else candidates tor
the White House four years hence will be
kept talking all night.
Postal Savings Banke.
The postal saving bank as indorsed and
supported by the republican platform Is no
new thing, except in this country. All en
lightened governments of Europe have
maintained It for years. There Is nothing
problematical about It. It has been thor
oughly tested, and there Is not an intel
ligent- Immigrant who does not know all
In operation In the United States the
proposition would run something Ilka this:
Every postofflca In the land would become
a deDOsitory. not te unlimited but to lim
ited amounts, for the savings of the peo
ple. This money would ba In turn depos
ited by fhe government In regular banks,
and the Individual depositor would be al
lowed Interest at the rata of, say 1 per
cent. ' Having taken charge of the money.
the government would become responsible
for lis Safety.
COMCERNIKU LABOR'S FRIENDS.
Haw Bryan's Landed Pollclea Would
Work la Practice.
During the last few weeks Mr. Bryan
has been saying from fifteen to twenty
times a day that he is the only genuine
friend of labor. He has been saying this
with great vehemence in the manufacturing
states of New Jersey and New Yoik with
their myriads of workers. He wishes to
make worklngmen believe that Mr. Taft is
one enemy of Babor and President Roose
velt Is another, while he la labor's loyal,
There la one way of finding out whether
a man Is a true or a false friend of labor.
The true friend alms to fill labor's dinner
pail and to keep It full. How does Mr.
Bryan stand ths test
There Is one of the Bryan policies which
Mr. Oompers does 'parade In hla appeals
to union men to accept Mr. Bryan and hla
protestations. Mr. Bryan has a plan for
dealing with the trusts. It is aa simple
as that of the man who set fire to his
house to get rid of the rats. He would
let In duty free all articles which com
pete with goods made by trusts. He rea
sons that the trusts would be overwhelmed
by this forelga competition.
If so they would have to close their
factories. So would the Independent com
peting producers. But If the factories were
closed the employes would be In the streets.
Cigars would be cheaper, but there would
be much less work for the men employed
In Mr. Gompers' old trade of cigar mak
ing. Thla la what Mr. Bryan's trust and tariff
policy would do for a country which is re
covering from an attack of buslneaa de
preaaion and needa the stimulus of con
fidence rather than the violent and de
structive treatment Mr. Bryan
In 1896 Mr. Bryan told the peopl that
prices were too low and should b alaed.
He proposed that it sho'i!5 u aone by
adulterating the currency. HJs advice was
not taken. Now ha says thst prices are
too high and must be lowered. But In
order to lower them he would halt In
dustry, lessen employment apd cut down
wagea. Prices would be cut down, but
the buying capacity of wage-earners would
be cut down even more.
All thla Brysn plans to do for labor and
yet he aka labor for Ita vote
ON PRF.IDKTIAL F1RI1Q LIXB
Dot! Statnte ( 1. Imitation Raa
Against "Crime at Tat"
Chicago Tribune (rep.).
Doea the statute of limitations run
agalnat "a crime agalnat human ktndT"
If not. what haa become of the terrible
"crime of 1873." to avenge which Mr. Bryan
told us he had consecrated the remainder
of his life?
In 1S9 Mr. Bryan declared with vocifer
We ask that the government reatore that
policy which we once had. that monetary
system we had until It was stricken down
In the dark and without public discussion.
When we say restore we mean to give ua
back something which we have had.
With "Coin" Harvey and other. 16 to 1
agitators Mr. Bryan Insisted that tha
"crime of 1873" was part of a conspiracy
of the world's money changers to Inflict
their poor debtors with a dishonest dollar,
by Which they were to be robbed for the
enrichment of tha creditors. Ha further
I denounce the gold dollar aa a dishonest
dollar. There are two kinds of people who
favor It those who know It is dishonest
and want It because It Is dishonest and
those who favor It Ignorant of its real
Mr. Bryan explains his silence on the
silver question now by saying that free
coinage Is no longer an Issue. What, then,
has become of the "crime of 1873," which
could be atoned for only by the immediate
restoration of the free and unlimited coin
age of silver at the ratio of 1 to 1 without
waiting for the aid or consent of any other
nation on earthT Has Mr. Bryan consented
to the compounding of that awful felony?
Or has be concluded that the gold dollar
Is not a dishonest dollar and that the
"crime" was purely a figment of his Imag
ination? Certain it Is that the "crime of 1871' has
not been expiated, and yet Mr. Bryan has
ceased altogether from demanding- that
the perpetrators ba brought to the bar of
. Fnltfc Befnra tke Conrt.
Kansas City Star (lnd ).
Perhaps Mr. Bryan really believes that
he Is going to be elected. Ha was juat as
confident in 1896 when he met with such
an overwhelming defeat. In October of
that vear he save out a signed statement
at Cincinnati In which he declared:
"I have no doubt of my election. I base
mv confidence upon the fact that tha free
coinage sentiment Is growing every day.
"The gold standard makes a dearer aouar.
A desrer dollar means falling prices and
falling prices mean hard times.
"The number of republicans who have
declared for free silver outnumbers the
democrats Who have eserted the ticket.
"While I have no doubt aa to my election,
I believe that the advocates of free silver
should work from now to' election day to
make the majority In tha electoral college
so large that no party hereafter will aver
dare to propose submission to a foreign
financial policy." '
The fact that Mr. Bryan waa miaiaaen
in every observation . ha made In 1896
merely shows how eaay It la for him to
express -absolute confidence" this year
or at any time. It also shows tha essential
hin mere optimism about
conditions and conditions as they really
exlaj in political campaigns.
Pkyalcat Strata of Caaapalgalag.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican (lnd.).
Humane cltlrens, from now until elec
tlcn .ey, will not hold either Mr. Taft
Mr. Bryan personally responsible for any
thing ha may say, however foolish, how
ever Insane, however reckless It may be.
Men undergoing the terrible physical strain
of innumerable speeches, wild cross-country
rides In mud and rain, and sleep cut
down o almost nothtng, reach finally a
condition of mind when normal cerebra
tion cannot be reasonably demanded of
them. Judging from the reports of the po
litical performances by tha candidates In .
New York thus far this week, both men
have' reached that point. Sensible' people
the country over are rapidly being con-,
vlnced that the physical ordeal that Messrs
Taft and Bryan are undergoing would suf
fice to precipitate the Interference of the
police the contest wero a six-day bicycle
race Instead of a race for the presidency.
Wkat Brvea'a Kleetlaa Means.
Philadelphia Ledger (lnd.).
The election of 'Bryan means four years
of agitation, which will ba futile to accom
plish anything except unrest and confusion.
The choice of Bryan in November will car
Ulnly mean a long pause, until the coun
try may make up its mind what buslneaa
la to expect from Mr. Bryan and the men
who would surround him. It will then mean
another long period of heeltanoy and ex
treme caution until Bryanlsm shall ba un
folded by Ita specific acts. It will certainly
mean a business policy of more reserve
than would accompany a Taft administra
tion, because not a single man In tha
United States can aay with assurance Just
what Bryan and his secretary of the treaa
ury might do In a flurry of tha money
market if the gold standard and a sound
treasury practice should ba put to the
v.'ky Ha Waate It.
Brooklyn Eagle, (lnd. dem.).
Mr. Bryan aays It has been pretty well
proven that he does not seek the office for
his personal glorification, which statement
may be founded on tact. But when and
where er by whom ha. Its truth been
proven? Only the candidate hlmaelt knows
why he wants the presidency, and-lils
testimony Is that of an Interested party.
When he explains that he wants to go to
tha White House only because of his strong
desire to see certain policies go into ef
fect, ba leaves r-t a little unsaid. For
years he has looked longingly In the direc
tion of Washington. The ambition of bis
life is to ba president his desire for the
distinction' Is laudable, not discreditable.
Nor would it have done any harm to aay so.
Tke Deks MaveBaaa.
Boston Transcript (rep.).
Although tha Debs movement la suppos
edly helping the republican In their pres
ent contest, not a few persons view the
rising strength of the socialist party with
serious apprehension. Deb's large vote four
years ago was In considerable part due to
the number of radical democrats the coun
try over who would not vote for Parker.
Without that excuse for Debs' strength
now, an Impression prevails that even tha
400.000 figure then reaehed will now ba ex
ceeded. Some esllmatea place his probable
vote at a million. If this should be the
case the country would "alt up to take
notice." But fortunately no preliminary
polls give Indication of any. such strength
as this to the ultra radical cause.
Ckafla Picks Taft.
Washington Star (rep.).
At thla period of the game, when tall
claims are In ordur. It la refreshing to find
a candidate for president chasing no rain
bows for himself. AfWr a thorough can
vass of tha country Mr. Chafln picks Judge
Tsft for tha winner. Hut Judgment, how
ever, would rank higher if he had not pre
dicted a few days ago the dissolution of
tha losing one of the two principal parties
In thla year's contest, and the triumph of
the prohibition party In 1812. Still, as Mr.
Chafln has bsd an opportunity to sound
sentiment and flitda it largely for Taft. hla
announcement Is worthy of Interest. These
are great days In Israel, and every man
with a prediction to predict should nreiare
to predict It now f
The Eve of
From goJd to grey
Our mild, sweet day
Of Indian Summer fades too soon;
Above thn sea
Hangs, white and calm, the hunter s moon.
O'er faHen leaves
The weet wind grieves,
Yet comes a seed time 'round again;
And morn shall sea
The State sown free
With baleful tares or healthful grain.
Along the street
The shadows meet
Of Destiny, whom hands conceal
The moulds of fate
That shape the state
And make or mar the common weal.
Around I sea
The powers that be;
I stand by Empire's primal springs;
And princes meet
In every street
And hear the tread of uncrowned kings.
, ' Hark! through tha crowd
The laugh runs loud.
Beneath the sad, rebuking moon,
God save the land
A careless hand
May shake or swerve ere morrow's noon!
No jest Is this;
Ona cast amiaa
May blast the hopes of Freedom's year.
PCttlWG WESTKltS LANDS.
A Few Mllllane at Acres Remala la
tke Paklla Domain.
With the opening of the old Rosebud In
dian reservation In South Dakota last week
another step was taken In the "winning of
the west." In the Rosebud opening 6.176
persons drew farms of 160 acres, making
an aggregate tract of 128,000 acres. For
this land the lucky persons paid tha gov
ernment anywhere from fl.6 to $3 an acre,
according to location. That land is now
selling st from 350 t 350 an acre, so that
the possessors may be said to have got
ten a fortune from the government for a
The Rosebud is enly one of tha vast
tracts of western lands which tha United
States Is throwing open to those of Its
cltiscns who wish to go out west and
grow up with the country. Either by
drawings or by the old "git thar" system
of rushing on horseback In wagons, or
afoot Into the opened lands, at a given
signal, the government has already dis
posed of over 112,000,000 acres to homestead
ers. It still had on band of good, bad and
Indifferent land something Ilka 7&4,8M,30u
acres, which some day will be giving Its
support to a hardy, , thriving population
capable of wresting riches from the soil.
Much of this land Ilea In Arlsana and
New Mexico. Large tracts of It are In
Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Nearly all
of It Is rich, requiring only the maglo of
water to turn it from a desert Into a gar
den. , The - reclamation servloe Is rapidly
furnishing the Water and the homeseekers
who are fortunate enough to draw their
160 acres each along the line of irrigation
canals need never fear for the future. For
the old westerner, accustomed to barely
scratch hla thousands of acres and depend
on indulgent nature for his crops, the 180
acre farm does not seem a great deal of
land. But the farmer of tha future will
find It more than ha ean cultvalte scien
tifically and Its yield greater than his
Probably tha next large land area to be
thrown open to settlers will be the arable
lands of tha wonderful Coaur d'Alene coun
try. This Is a particularly rich and pic
turesque region In the rainy belt of Idaho
and its soil Is considered most desirable. It
harbors many' lakes, bus Jba .Indian will
probably be allowed to retain tha acreage
along tha shores of tho streams and bodies
of water. But tha beet tillable, lands will 1
be thrown open to settlare and some of
them are even now estimated to ba worth
3100 per acre. Even at this late date It
must sometimes seem worth while for the
young man In search of fortune to follow
Horace Greeley's advice,
TOO POOR FOR THSJ PLACE.
Palated Camaaeat an a Blakoprle
Scoffers at modern religion, altogether
too many. It Is sad to say, will find a fine,
big. target in the excuse which Rev. Alex
ander Mann of Boston, recently elected
blah op of Washington, haa given for de
clining the high honor. He Is too poor a
man. The place requires a cleric of wealth,
for tha salary Is only 15,000, and that sum
will not pay the' wagea of the servants in
the episcopal palace there. Bishop Batter,
lee, tha former Incumbent, had a private
Income of 360,000, and this was none too
big for the drain upon It.
Custom, ecclesiastical politics or the dig
nity of the. church, something cryptic to
the lay mind, haa brought about this con
dition of affairs in which the social side of
a bishop's work It can scarcely ba called
a dutydwarfs his religious activities. He
must entertain Ilk ths primate of gang
land, and come into competition In the so
cial way with the moneybags of ths land'
who flock to Washington to buy tbelr way
into society, or, rather, to cut Into It with a
silver knlf and fork.
It la not necessary, though, to be a scoffer
at things sacred to find material for sin
cere regret In such a worldly situation. On
who has honest respect for the cloth,
though he may not be affiliated with any
special faith, can point out the danger ef
making a church dignitary a social diplo
mat. A too common lack In religion Is Intimacy.
It I ant personal enough. It doe not meet
modern condition squarely and sympa
thetically. It concern Itself too much with
form and too little with friendliness. It la
aloof from the trouble, the sorrows, the
sins and ths pressing need of, the day.
The demand of the day 1 for a primitive
bishop with hi scrip and seiippage, not
on with a palace wher the servants'
wages ar a small fortune yesrly.
Publicity la DlTarre.
There are three parties In every divorce
case. The first la the plaintiff. The sec
ond Is the defendant. The third Is the
public. The public, by which the courts are
created and to which the court ar re
sponsible. I entitled to know the facts de
veloped by any conrt In tha trial of any
suit for divorce. Publicity permits criti
cism and 1 prevents collusion. It assures
honest trial and fair decisions. To say
that free access to the records encourages
sensational and Indecent Journalism Is
equivalent to saying that a pre censor
ship, i advisable In a free country. Re
sponsibility for publishing what cannot ba
published without outraging public decency
will seldom be assumed, and when K Is as
sumed public epialon can be trusted to so
express Itself that a repetition of the of
fense will be unlikely.
II aria pa mm Sarllaae.
Just to pleas the natives, the Navy de
partment has changed the name of th
ladron Island to th Marianne ialands.
"Ladron' mean rubber. "Marianne" Is
a Frenchified compoalta of Mary and Ann.
W don't know whether 8ulu 1 an objec
Uonabl word or not. but while th femlnl
satlon of our Insular poaaeaelon U going
on, why not call It Sarljane?
By John Oreenfeaf WhlrtlM f ',','.,",,-
' O, take me where
am h.irli of nraveT
. And foreheads bowed In reverent fear!
Not lightly fTl
Beyond recall ' '
The written acralls a breath ena float
The crowning fact, ,-. v-
The kinglleat act
Of Freedoms Is thefreaman's vote.
Our hearts 'grow cold, -
We lightly hold
A right which brave men died to gain;
The ataka, tha cord,
The axe, the eword, '.
Grim nurses at Its birth of pain.
Ixtok from the sky,
Like God s great eye.
Thou solemn moon, with searching beam;
Till In the sight , . - .
Of thy pure light
Our mean self-seekings meaner seem.
Shame from our hearts
The fraud designed, tha purpose dark,
And smite away
Tha hands we lay 1
Profanely on the sacred ark.
.' '. -
So shall our voice
Of sovereign choice
Swell the deep baea of duty dons,.
And strike the key
Of time to be,
When God and man shall speak as one I
HOT SHOT FROM WOMAN.
" ' f r
Nebraakaa State Saana Fact Akaat
Phlladelpha , Public, Ledger.
To the Editor of PubUo Ledger: Will you
kindly present this as an opn letter to the
women of Philadelphia? i
Will you pardon a Nebraska Woman, ene
of whose ancestors mentioned . a. Philadel
phia church In hi will 800 years go, II
he ask you th very pointed Question,
"TfVhat are you doing to preserve the dig
nity of the nation that had It birth in your
.Th chief place In a great commonwealth
la sought by a man whom we ef Nebraska
feel Is not a proper peraon even te repre
sent us In the United States' senate, and
why? Chiefly because he Is claiming credit
that does not belong to him. Anti-monopoly
aa a political Issue had It, rise in the
treat a round dosen years before Mr. Brysn
appeared on the some, "A government of
the peopl and for ,the people" . wa a
slogan there while he was yet In Illinois.
Th Omaha Bee, General . Charles Van
. , i m Itf k -1.-
w yea, u ii i icu ouiin wimwr w ,c, -and
Major A. R. Anderson, congressman
for th Blghth dlatrlct ef Iowa, had their
place and held th regard of their neigh
bor on that platform. " '
Mr. Bryan Claim to be the "Original De
liverer." W cannot truat th Immense
power wielded by a president of the United
States to a man whose' moral sens 1 so
dull that be will place hlmaeU on record
a a plagiarist. The president 'has" the ini
tiative In dealing with , foreign ' nations.
Will we trust the honor of, the United
State to a man who I o care lea of hi
Will w give a man who has on hobby
today and another tomorrow a chance to
treat with other powers? Will we make a
man who glibly propose to unite In hla
one person the offices of th president,
congress and the courts,' thus Ignoring the
constitution, our president? Will w make
this man commander of our armyt con
troller of our navy? We hold our father
and brother, our husbands and son dear
a th appl of our eye. Will w place
their Uvea at th mercy of this man who
would talk us Into a war with another
nation Jn six; months ? Are w willing te
sacrifice the nation , born in. Philadelphia
to th ambition of this man who only
recommendation i that he la a good
comedian? JOSEPHINE SMITH.
Philadelphia, October 23, 1803.
Perhaps the fact I not worth mentioning,
but yet the absence of Senator Jeff Davis
from the limelight doe seem queer.
Women who Insist upon klsalng - presi
dential candidate take them at a. aerious
disadvantage. No candidate wlahea to use
violence upon even that kind of a woman.
Ex-Governor Miller of North Dakotai who
ha Juat died, left th proud. record of hav
ing refused a 1200,000 bribe. No campaign
orator has felt Impelled to steal any of the
Miller correspondence. '
Lord Northcllffa's outlay of 1626,000 up to
dat on account ef libel suits agalnat hi
London publication easily dlatance all hi
competitor in the field of Journallam, And
there ar more coming.
President Diss of Mexico says In an
open letter regarding hla rumored retire
ment at the close of his present term In
1910 that the report are premature. He
Intimates that he will again be a candi
date. . , . 1
It appears that the money needed for th
Patrick A. Collins memorial in Boston, was
oversubscribed, snd th surplus of above
$4,600 will be devoted to establishing a
library department In the city hospital,
where books for the use of patient will
be kept. These books, which will be cir
culated generally among th hospital, will
be known a the "Collin memorial book."
A LAUGH OKI TWO, J
Th talesman I under examination for
Jury duty. .
Hava you any prejudice against capital
punlahmentr1 asked the state's attorney.
"I have." responded the talesman, "but
In tha cas of thle prisoner I would take
Fiedger in waiving . tt." Philadelphia
"My new hat," remarked Mr. Pretty
face, surveying her mammoth headgear
with much satisfaction, "harmonise per
fectly In every respect. Everything about
It mutch mi."
"Yes, darling. It does," groaned tha hus
band, as he glanced askanc at the ac
companying bill. Philadelphia Press.
"The queen dowager of Italy wa trying
to line up tha men of the royal family
against the duke of Abrussl's marriage to
an American, wasn't she?"
"It did look for a time as if she ware
putting up her dukes." Baltimore Amer
ican. First Admirer Sho looked dagger at ma,
Second Ditto She cut ma dead.
Third Ditto Well, I must say, when
she came out In thft . stunning rig she
Fourth Ditto I think she's Just killing.
Philadelphia Press., -
"On what ground," aaked the lawyer,
"do your wife want a divorce?. 'Incom
patibility?" " ' ' .i "
"Something of that ort, I reckon," an
swered the man. "My Income Isn't ctm
patlbio with her ideas of comfort." Chi
cago Tribune. i
"Hava you ever . written any sentences
calculated to thrill the world?"
"Not that I know of," answered Sena
tor Sorghum. "But there is no telling
what may turn up In somebody letter
file." Washington Star.
Magistral Can you prove the horse In
question was treated cruelly iu cutting
ff hi tall?
Lawyers-Yea, your honor; we have dock
umcntary evidence la the c. Indian
"We find the prisoner not guilty by
reason for Insanity."
"But tha plea was not that of InsanMy,"
remarked the court.
"That's Just the point w mad," rejoined
the foreman. "We decided that any man
who diln't have sense enough to know
that an In sanity plea wa the prbper cm put
must ua rw "-PhUadelyhla Led-
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