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I1M OMAHA DAILY liEEs MONDAY, XOYKMBKlt 9, 1909.
The Omaha Daily Bei
rOi;ND10 BT EDWARD ROSEWATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
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to them. Addreaa will be eha.4 aa
often .a req..te. I
Mr Rrvan muat now lie added to the
lonr Hat of things Mr. Taft has done,
It will not be quite as good form,
after March 4, to address Mr. Taft as
A fashion writer announces tnai
short skirts will be woman s long suit
The New York World really ought
to issue a new edition of its "Map of
Mr. Bryan has again demonstrated
that a powerful campaigner may bo
a weak candidate.
"What kind of a girl does a man
like best?" aakr Beatrice Fairfax. Tho
The new caar of Bulgaria says he Is
an advocate of peace. He is in position
to know what he needs.
Senator Forakcr says he expected It
The senator doubtless expects some-
thing else, a little later on.
Of course, all the Rough Riders will
subscribe for the Outlook when Mr.
Roosevelt becomes its editor.
"Why is a girl with dimples always
laughing?" asks the Washington Her
aid.' Because she has dimples.
Wo trust that President Roosevelt
will be as much pleased with the Out
look as he is over the outoome.
"Bryan forever," shouts Tom Flynn.
And now If he will only clean up the
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ViL, .uh uiuvu uiui.
The Dutch may decide to take Vene-
suela Just to give a rest to that vener-
able. remark about their taking Hoi-
rtl... h... k.o. huh .,lfl,L.U n.
political reasons,, but the election of buggy manufacturers continue to turn out
Taft has certainly started the wheels these great quantities of horse-drawn vehl
of Industry again cle They are now turning their attention
rv.n..,t n,nr.1 HK" Wv.
all the way from London to cast his
vote In Philadelphia, thereby saving
the State tor Taft.
Many a man la wearing his old hat
because he cannot afford to buy one
for himself, and also one for the friend
who picked the winner.
The democratic majority in Virginia
was only 16,000. Mr. Taft might have
made It even less, had he started his
southern tour a little earlier.
A crusaae is on ior seats for Ub.1-
raa-o motormen. Then, af tar the matnr.
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uivu 1 tvu.iuu .uvum
no maae ior seats ior passengers.
The Ubiquitous Pat Crows has shown
in .7.1m tn rhlain it h ni ,..
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Keep nimseic tnat lar away irom
Omaha there Will be no complaint.
London cablea that If the nreaident
wants ts ' "ihnnt m. wild ua
. . .
Africa He will nave to tags out a spe-
ciai license, j ne president neea not go
to Africa to find that kind of game,
This talk of America's great friend-
ahln r China mav ha Hi.nr.
The visiting sailors were allowed to
give the Chinese their first lesson in
foot ball. . . .
Completer returaa from the counties
indicate , Bow that. Nebraska will be
spared the , humiliation of , having
Flehartjr for attorney genera L There
: 'la more consolation (a this than any- the negative. Many Americans dlsap
. thing elss the election aftermath has prove some of the present features of
THE COXTICTIOX OF MORSE.
The conviction of Charles W. Morse,
the "Ice King" of New York, and his
sentence to a term of fifteen years In
prison for violating the federal bank-
Ing laws, furnishes a photographic pic-
ture of a speculative bank In operation
and marks a victory for legitimate
Morse was the leader in the "chain
of-banks" system which flourished In
the few months Just preceding the fl-
nanclal panic a rear ago. He was also
the leader among a class of bankers
who sometimes forget that the legltl- I
mate grains of banking are compara-
tlvely small, but very sure, and who use
their banks as a means of making
speculative profits. Instead of making
a safe and sane profit by loana on
carefully considered securities, Morse
and his associates organised banks for
the purpose of borrowing from each
other and employed the funds of their
depositors for the flotation of Jce
stocks and other paper watered to the
sinking point. When the crash came,
the speculators Were landed high and
dry, and the leader of them ta now
faced with a term in the penitentiary,
The speculative bank Is one of the
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Morse's operations caused no end of
trouble to the older and more con-
I servatlve bankers of New York who
put aside the chances of large specula-
five, profits, but Insisted uDon adher-
'ng to the conservative principle. These
conservatives, however, now have their
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reward Because ine speculative nanus
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nave snrivenea into notning ana ineir
manager are facing rnln and disgrace I
while legitimate banking Is atronger
Th ffne of the, fnraa Miuunrii I
and conviction will be widespread. The
(...lira nllliriHi In VUm ah I n ilnn
aroused by the extent to which frauds
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clent examination and control, have
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va w j v ULU am ajaaavaa ua. aau aw vauui a &j u
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land bank officials more directly re-
..vwuwem'.v va. r . Mav-uvQuaMvu. I
rfT til t I A fOf f nA nrnfrflf rntnaMFnAnT I
of the Institutions under their control.
A snec.i.latlve banker behind the bars
will be a striking? object lesson to bank-
a who have hoen tmntd hv th
nrosoect of large nroflts to abandon
the field of legitimate banking for the
field of speculation.
THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.
Reports Just made by the general
mgnager of the American Motor Car
Manufacturers' association show that
the automobile industry has not been
much afTArturf hv the hard tltnpn nf the
,.8t year. The Btatlstics show that 62.
000 cars were manufactured and Bold
i i907 .d that the 1108 sales will
be even larger, although more of tha
tmgUer typea have been made this year
tnan Uati The 1907 sales are givn a
value of $105,000,000 compared with
only $8,000,000 no further back than
It Is estimated that there are $125,
000,000 Invested in the automobile
manufacturing industry In the United I
I O a. A a a. a. 1 i S A r SkS SiS 11J I
" S8w.vww.wvw ao.u-
Hon m reiatea inoustnes ana gar
ages, xne industry gives empoyment to
about 18.000 men In the factories, 30,-
000 In the manufacture of parts and
supplies and about 22,000 in the sales
departments and garages, a total of
about 110,000 men, a force nearly
double the size of the standing army.
As to the future of the industry, the
report of the manager says:
Factory reports Indicate a tremendous
production in motor cars for next year.
running irora macninea mai range irom
1A . .KahIW.. . AAA .
the luxury-loving and speed-fascinated
milllonalraa. Four factories alona announce
a total production of oco cars, two of the
leaders planning to turn out 12.000 cars
each, yet mere is no reason to believe
that next year will see an overproduction,
Provided sood cars are made and sold at
I reasonable prices. The tremendous buying
Mwer of tnta countrv i. -vlrtencea In
score of ways, and particularly by the ab -
,0rbing of motor care during the last two
I years. Possibly next year's production will
reach 76,ooo cars. Tet we well know for
Ith ,a,t rlve or alz yaara a million buggies
a year have been made and sold by the
r Si tvi ai or nawinla .Tub wrVi m t ttawtAmas rf
them no ona has been able to say. but the
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to motor veniciea, ior me rarmer is ae-
mnainB uor, mi.ni iw w.i.v;ii
Iks I. m.lta M.rfv In n.ir th. nrlrtA On,
of th9 Urf;e,t concerns of agriauiturai ma-
chlnery plana to make 20,000 cars next year,
rt this will hardly give them one apiece
tor their agenta throughout tha world.
When it Is remembered that most
' the cars now in use are for pleasure
,nd tn,t th fleld Ior tha commercial
motor car has hardly been touched,
It appears that there is hardly a limit
to the possibilities of the industry.
N BXQLlSH criticism.
The American method of conduct
ing a political campaign la not pleasing
to Englishmen, chieiiy because they
I da not undaratand a thins- about
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Aiuviaau yviuiws ,uu yciBioi, iu j uua-
ing the American from the British
Standard. An Englishman. Who feigns
I himself "A Friend of Uncle Sam" has
L. . - ..
1 tun jviivr iu iu auuvu Lmnj mail .
To tha Interested onlooker. American poll.
I tics must forever remain a Chinese pussle.
80 far the main features of the presidential
I campaign seem to me to consist of in.
1 8nioua accuaauon, outer invecuve, enrol-
nal charges, wholesale libel, acatbina de -
nunci,t)on , animo.ity of a personal
character unmitigated by any direct as-
laociation with national politics.
Would It be of any uae appealing to
Americana to raiae a national protest
agamsi me present memoas aescribed. The
Ueve Amerioaaa to be unscrupulous acound
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... in.jr are ccnainiy
The question the writer asks.
whether it would be worth while to
appeal to Americans to make a na-
tional protest kgaiast the present
political methods may be enswered in
I conducting campalgna and this eenti-
ment will surely bring about a change
0f methods In due time, but the
thought of a petition from the British
asking us to be a little more polite
Ignd quiet and circumspect In the elec-
Hon of our presidents Is one of the
season's best jokes, dissipating, aa it
does, the prevailing Impression that
the Englishman has no sense of humor.
THE VOTE j.v Nebraska.
While the returns from the election
In the state are not yet completed, and
an analysis of the figures Is, therefore,
Impossible, enough le known to thow
that Nebraska has cast the largest vote
In Its history. Already more than
250,000 votes have been tabulated for
the candidates of tho two great parties,
and when the entire lot Is In It will be
shown that the estimate of the state
committees that a total of 260,000
votes would be cast has been exceeded
Aside from any political significance
these figures may have they are very
satisfactory as indicating the growth
la population of Nebraska In the last
few years. Tha most exciting election,
and the one that called out the most
complete vote In prior years, was prob-
aby that of 1890, when the question of
nvrthlhttlrttt wbm jflanruiAft rt Lt that
time 210,000 votes were cast. Later
this total fell away to considerably un-
der 800.000, but since 1896 it has been
The vote of four years ago, when
235,000 were registered, Is scarcely e
iair comparison, ior me reason
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many oi me uemucr vi iiturs m-
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iriuou uui tuubj at mi uuc. mi
those figures are probably near enough
to the voting strength of the state to
warrant the assertion that the increase
shown In the Vote thla'vear Is very near
the actual fact.
It shows a steady and
IhpalthV ffTOWth Of the State along linOS
of population, and It means that the
nnllMcal wlaeacrea of Nehraaka. will
t , ,
nave 10 recast tueir scneauiea in oraer
in take intn Droner account the
r - ar '
r.han fired conditions in the state.
TyvqI nrvaiiltM vhrt ota lavlnir
w"v" -.-f t. ,.w ' a
eul01' "ttu ,ur KUU1U
,es eader t0 lne Vailed States senate
tta aolnB maer ln,nKB' musl em
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W mat mu is quin a ways in inw
Uuture nd the republicans of Nebraska
my nve BMUUB aDOUl
who will be elected to the United States
senate two years hence.
The supreme court has again upheld
the revenue law of Nebraska, which
practically places that statute beyond
danger of further assault, save that
threatened by the Incoming democratic
legislature. If all the promises made
by the democrats are carried out not
even the supreme court will recognize
the revenue law when they get through
The growth of business at the
Omaha postofflce Is only a part of the
general increase In industrial and com'
merclal activity of the city. Reports
of the Grain exchange, the clearing
house transactions and every other line
how d Batigf.ct0rv increase.
0mllha , certainly on the up-grade
Tom Watson will not have any votes
hn the electoral college, but he will
have the sweet consciousness of having
reiieved himself of his innermost
thoughts about the sage of Fairvlew.
A Russian has documentary evidence
to prove that he is 135 years old and
the astonishing part of it is that he has
lived in RusBla all that time and has
been actlve in reform party politics,
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for tne presidency ana twice ior me
nomination. Mr. Bryan will have to be
beaten once more for the nomination
before he ties the Clay record.
Omaha made flour Is being sold very
extensively in Europe Just now, which
Mg a further indication that the Euro
peans are learning what good things
As long as Douglas county Is to have
I I A n A annalr a f9 ttia Viamoa It
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mlv wn , ohr,emUer
Don't Batt la.
Upon the whole, It may be Just as well
to let President Taft select his own cabinet.
New York Sun.
Our southern brethern too! May we
venture to offer our condolences for the
great grief they don't feel?
Measar of Trat Democracy.
Charleston News and Courier.
o true democrat cuts down Ms wife's a'
lowance for household expenses in order to
pay bla election bets.
nepnbllraa Ideal and Alms.
Kansas City Star.
Prosperity with honor, success with
equity these will be the alms of the Taft
administration, aa they have been the aims
0f the Roosevelt administration
1 Kanaaa City Star
if New York should send Roosevelt to
I the senate and Nebraska send Bryan they
would make soma of those solemn and pre
historic statesmen sit up and take notice,
Prepare to reel Uvea1
. Baltimore American.
I It was a deep-sighted knowledge of hu
I man nature which made Thanksgiving Day
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1 true, can give thanks for success won at
the polls, but all can give thanks that it
Backed Ike Wraagr Racer,
Kansas City Times.
The plan of the Standard Oil company
and certain other "big interests" to let the
republican party go down to defeat thl
In nrder to "teach It a laaaon" worked
out all rlght except In one Important par
A Maaraiaeeat nesalt
Brooklyn Eagle (Ind. dem.)
k. f flr..t.. XI . v Tnrb V. ,,
judge Taft la a stupendous event it makes
for the relief of this metropolis from Tam
many in every borough, and from like In
fluences, whenever the people can be
aroused to their duty and to their oppor
tunlty. It la the mot gratifying features
of a magnificent triumph. It will give to
the TaTt administration a greater political
nd moral authority than any other result
could confer. It la extraordinarily Inspir
ing, extraordinarily promising and extra
ordinarily right.' .
The Shirtsleeve Foandatloa.
We are all familiar with the saying. "It
takes only three generations from shlrt-
eeve to shirtsleeve." If, then, the aver
age American family- has to g "back to
the shirtsleeve for a new start every frw
generatlona, let us acknowledge that the
best Interests of the people have come
from the shirtsleeve Inundation, and
frankly say that It l the best. It not the
only place, to start In life. Then, through
the medium of the schools, let ua give all
the youth of the land the advantage and
value of a thorough and practical traln-
ng In working with their hands, in con
nection with the academic school work
that Is now given them.
Mow fo,r Baatnesa.
Nearly everybody Is glad today that the
election Is over. The country has for the
last four months been undergoing condi
tions which are entirely unfavorable to the
orderly and correct conduct of business
and the ordinary transactlona of Industrial
life. It has been a time of excitement and
unrest. Now that It Is over. people will
turn with a sigh, of relief to their dally
work. It Is to be hoped that the tendency
toward prosperity Which has been manl.
featlng Itself lately will become more pro
nounced and that the factories will hum
and the machine shops resound with the
clang of the hammer. It is to be hoped.
also, that we will have rest from politics
for as long a time as possible and that
business may have the right of way.
RAILROADS AND PROSPERITY,
acreasjaar Artlrlty on All I-lnes a
Source of Encouragement.
The recent returns of railway traffic and
earnings Justify he Impression everywhere
current In business circles of a gradual but
teady Improvement In business conditions.
a sure return of that confidence which Is
the keystone of prosperity. More than half
of the idle freight cars on the Pennsyl
vania system are again In use, showing
that shipments have Increased, the car rec
ord being an Infallible Index of industrial
activity. So also the statements of earn
ings and expenses, while not yet In that
satisfactory state which show balances an
the right side, are getting better rapidly.
i'ennsylvaoia'a showing is especially sig
nificant because the eastern trunk lines
havo been the slowest to respond to the
upwara impulse. . A comparison, of the
gross earnings for tho three weeks of Oc
tober, 1908, with the corresponding period
or last year reveals a loss for the eastern
llrs of 16.4 per cent as compared with a
fraction over 10 per cent for the coal roads
nnd lines In the western and central west
territory, or 9.7 per cent for the southern
roads, 3.4 per cent for the grain-carrying
roads of the northwest and 1.1 per cent
ror the Pacific lines. For tho entire coun
try the difference for the worse was onlv
6.4 rer cent, by no means a bad showing,
considering the depth of the depression and
me unsettled condition created by the
prnaential and congressional campaign
As this loss is steadily 'imlnishlng, the
ouiiook is altogether hopeful and fully lus.
tlfies tho forward moverrent reported by
many railroads In. the n atter of new equlp-
mni ana renewais. The prosperity of the
railroads is nct oivly, a reflection of general
ccnamona, but. baa an immediate and
stimulating influence upon a whole range
01 auiea industries, and viewed from both
standpoints muaf, , be. ,s, cause of great etv
couragemer.t ip tAe business world. 1
PROPOSED RAISE OF RATES.
No Warrant for the Threatened Rail
It is generally understood that there la
10 pe some Increase of railroad rates
after the election. Not long ago we were
told that the new rate sheets had been
made out In certain cases, and that all
mat was necessary was to give the re.
quired notice of thirty days to the Inter.
state commerce commission. This, so It
1a stua, is to be done with the "consent'
u. " uuuiiiusiruuon. we nave . seen
something of the earnings of certain rail
roads. The Laka Shore is making 21 per
cent above expenses, of which 14 per
cent goes to dividends. The Union Pa.
cific, a Harrlman road. Is earning 10 per
tenu ing oiu dividends are being main
talned by tha Hill lines, and there 1s to be
a large distribution to stock holders after
me election.' Other roada have been at
most as fortunate. The Saturday Evening
i-ost says mat in Us last fiscal year, de
spite the hard times, and the state fare
laws, the Northwestern paid 8 per cent
on its preferred 'and 7 per cent on Its
common stock and laid by a surplus of
$5,0uC,0W). The Atchison earned 5 per
cent on its preferred and 6' per cent
on ua common stock, though this latter
as the Evening Post says, represents "UL
ne langioie value' and it earned nearly
.finally, we have a very remarkable
story of the earnings of two Harrlman
roads for September, the Union Pacific
ana the Southern Pacific. The Union Pa
cific, was, it is said, operated during Sep
tember for 43V4 per cent of its gross re
celpte, which la said to break all records.
11 11 we are iniormea, "was
ever seen before In the tristory of rail
ruadlng, and nothing like it will ever get
an Increase In freight rates." During the
month the road earned I7.414.SM, an in
crease of 4tM,36 over September, 1907. The
operating expenses were H.217.272 de
crease 01 W)i,i3. The gross earnings
given above are the largest ever reported
in the history of tha ' road for the sain
luviiin. ine oecreaae in operating ex
penses, which amounts to $l,W2,2ii2,
astonishing. Net earnings Increased 4 per
cent. 'Jhe Southern Pacific earned in the
same month 10,5U),000 gross, its operating
expenses being K2dC.0u0. Various explana
Uon of thla great' showing are made, but
It Is the official record.
fiere men are seven ot our greatest
railways which are making lurge re
turns on their investment. Including water,
under the present rates. We can think of
no reason why they should be "per
mitted" either to increase rates or to re
duce wages, that Is, if the showing which
they make is a truthful one. The Satur
day Evening Post puts the case very well
when it says:
"That the railroads are in quite desperate
stralta Just struggling along valiantly at
the ragged edge of insolveutly has been
said a great many times this year, In one
way and another, by many not wholly dls'
interested people. The financial dilflcul
ties of some naturally weuk or grossly
overcapitalized and sadly manipulated prop
erties have been cited to prove it. Tha
real test of the situation, however. Is to
be found in the experience of clean, well
built, well-managed lines. They may bs
suffering some, aa anybody suffers when
his income falls off.' but the distress
hardly of a nature to call for pubhc sub
Tha question seems to be whether
railroad is really a railroad, or a disgrace
fully overcapitalised speculative enterprise
Even some of the latter type appear to be
doing well. The showing of the Harrlman
roada certainly ought to make any increase
ot rates lraposbiule.
DKMOt rt ACV AD nrtYAMM.
la Separation e-f One from the Other
lVltlmore Sun Idem.).
The democratic party has had another
Impressive and. If the party has ordinary
wisdom and courage, a final object lesson In
the futility of attempting to re-establish
Itself In public confidence under the leader-
hip of Mr. Bryan and the policies with
which he Is associated. If Mr. Bryan's third
eieai nas me resun or oringmg me nemo-
cratic party bark to the paths of true de
mocracy, under the leadership of men
loyal to the principles of the historic de
mocracy, the election of Mr. Taft will ac
complish two Important and valuable re-
ults: it will assure the nation a safe and
fficlent administration; It will rehabilitate
nd give new strength to a great political
Weaker Thaa Ilia Party-
New Tork World (dem ).
Tuesday's election was a Bryan disaster
miner man a democratic disaster. ine
democratic candidates for governor polled
hundreds of thousands of votes more than
the democratic candidate for president. It
was Mr. Bryan who was weak. With a can
didate for president who could hava polled
the full strength shown by the democratic
party Tuesday, Mr. Taffs majority In tho
electoral college would have been small
Evidence ot Dlstraat.
Kansas City Star (Ind. rep.).
But the most remarkable showing of dis-
trust In Mr. Bryan's statesmsnshlp lies In
he fact that his party has made substantial
gains In every other particular. Tho loss
on the presidential ticket is the only dla-
couragtng thing the party can find In the
returns. In eight states lost by Mr. Bryan,
democratic governors have been elected,
and he has shown a surprising weakness
In nearly all parts of the country, even
to a decrease in the normal democratic
plurality In the south. The republican plu- power, complete power, under the leader
rallty In the house has been decreased BhlP of the best-equipped man for the hour,
and there will be a gain on the democratic They have confldenco In William H. Taft
side in the senate.
The Whole Story.
Washington Tost (Ind.).
In Minnesota a democrat has been elected
governor, but Bryan has lost the state.
In Ohio a democrat has been elected gov-
ernor. but Bryan has lost the state.
In Indiana a democrat has been elected
governor, but Bryan has lost the state.
In North Dakota a democrat has been
elected governor, but Bryan has lost the
In Morjtana a democrat probably has
been elected governor, but Bryan has lost
In New Tork the democratic candidate
for governor ran 150.000 ahead of Bryan.
In Illinois the democratic candidate for
governor, ran far ahead of Bryan.
In Nebraska the democratic candidate for
governor ran far ahead of Bryan.
Throughout the south Mr. Bryan re
ceived a smeller vote thsn In his two pre
There is the story.
Folly of Bryan Mania.
Charleston No so and Courrler (dem.).)
The nomination of Mr. Bryan for a third
time was an Idiotic procedure; behind it
was the passionate unreason ot a class of
politicians without capacity for leadership
or understanding of statesmanship. The
thinking democrats of tha country delibera-
a'tely concluded that the rehabilitation of
tha democrat io party would be hopeless'"" None Better Eqalpped.
until the Bryan mania Bhould spend itself,
and so they fell in with the Denver pro-
gram and followed Mack, Haskell, Wood-
son and the rest of their crew tn inevlta-
ble disaster. ' Whether or not the people
who believe In tha real principles of democ-
racy will be allowed to direct the party's
activities In tha future remains to be seen.
Mwhtle, Republicans Prosper.
Springfield (Masa.) Republican (Ind.).
No candidacy forced by the eastern con-
aervatlves could have aroused the democ-
racy of the west to half the enthusiasm
and voting strength which it has exhibited
In the struggle now ended. But that, too,
is small comfort for the democracy. It
continues to be defeated. If a conserva
tive candidate runs, ho la slaughtered in
the west; and if a radical candidate run.
he Is slaughtered in tho east. And the ro-
puoiicani aynasiy at wasnington goes on
and on, and no man now dares to place a
nmu upon us tuture auratiou
. . . .
Independence In tho Sooth.
Atlanta Constitution (dem.).
Many business men the south over, most
. u wu.iwra.0y n
' uu' " "uu noiuu.,y ana
w. i.u.. ui ... rnpuuucan
r Tl ' J w""",vo
. ,.,,, . , , ...
only to the extent ot saying they were right
In giving that expression to their true con
victions. That southern vote which, in firm belief,
wrenched Itself away from sectional poli
tical tradition, and it was a large one, was
signlilcant. It means that the time has
come when the voter of the south Is going
to demonstrate his faith by works and not
let conviction wait upon a cobwebbed tra-
ditlon which a new nationalism has decreed
must ha dropped.
Three Times and Oatf
Boston Transcript (rep.).
While it is of course possible. If Bryan
were to be given a trial once In four yens
for the rest of his life, that some combl-
nation of circumstances might arise In
which he would b the favorite aspirant. It
is as nearly conclusively demonstrated as
such things ever are that he is totally un-
available as a presidential candidate. He
has been allowed to try his hand at three
combinations. He will not be given another
chance. The democrats take themselvea too
seriously aa a party for that.
Facta Preferred to Foramina.
Denver Post (ind. - rep.).
The only democratic president elected
during the last lurty years was the man
who found the republicans bathing and stole
ineir political ciomea. Ana not until the
democratic party bases Its policies on facts,
SM BS FOR TOV V, A t'SO.V.
Populist Leader Ostracised and In
salted la Georgia.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Tom Walaon must be glad that it is over.
The populist presidential candidate has had
an unhuppy time down in the south, where
the people know hlm. His own account of
his sufferings should be placed on record
aa part of the history of the campaign:
"The things I have had to bear, a proud
man finds difficult to endure. To see old
friends turn their backs when you enter
a hotel lobby to avoid meeting you; to lift
your hat to ladies and girls on the streets
and to have your courtesy received with
mockery and Jeers; to offer your hand to
old friends on the cars and have It refused;
to have wagonloads of drunken negroes
sent to your house at night to yell and
hoot their Insolent taunts. In tha hearing
of your wife and children; to attempt to
address your telluw citizens on the princi
and discards Its allegiance to formulas, csn
It ever hope to be given the management of
national arT.lra. It la not Mr. Brvan who
was defeated on Tuesday, it was the dog
mas he espoused.
Wreckers Blast Go.
Brooklyn Eagle (Ind. dm.).
As for the democracy. It must rid Itself
of Bryanlsm. It must also put Itself be-
vonrt ,n , Brv.nl.m maliciously to
,nJur, u mmi k.wllMS deliver Itaelt
ot merely from tne proach of Bryanlsm,
but also from dominion to the present lead.
ers of Bryanlsm, who have made ship
wreck of the democratic opportunity.
The republicans have kept the tariff
pledges of their candidate.
The democrats must clean house and could
well use Oompcrs as a mop.
' Shoalal Be, bat Will lit
New York 8un (rep.).
Manifestly this should be the end of Mr.
Bryan's designs upon the presidency. As
. . j f hi. ., he must
give way even his own partisans, we pre
sume, will now Insist upon It to some man
who can unite the democracy's shattered
ranks. If such a captain be left on the field,
and rescue It from the clutch of socialism.
The Nation fortaaate la Its Choice
of Chief Kaecatlre.
Washington Post (Ind.).
a brave, modest, well-balanced, clean-cut
cltiaen has been elected president. He
will go into the White House in the prims
of life, with more vigor than is possessed
by most men. May he be spared to devote
himself to the Interests of all the people,
and may he meet with dignity and honor
the greatest responsibility that can be im-
posed upon any Americanl
CoaSdenee of tho People,
Minneapolis Journal (Rep.).
They have entrusted the party with
from his record and from bis character.
They see In him-the making of a great,
wise and successful president, one who will
led country out of the swamp of isms.
ont the broad, high ground of statesman-
8lP. the fathers knew statesmanship.
A "eartr Well-Wleher.
New York Bun (Rep.).
v wish well, with all our heart, to Wll
. Taft. If he will use his power to
enforce our laws instead of to dispense
them, Inculcate the spirit of unity and
K wln ana cultivate the senso of na-
tional sodality and equality among all the
people he will do all that may be hoped
or asked of him. The people have choaen
him for his lofty office, and to tho people
and to hla conscience and to his manihood
and to nothing else is he responsible.
For Right and Prosperity.
Emporia (Kan.) Gaaette (rep.)
His victory insure prosperity which,
after all, Is not so important. For It is bet
ter to be right than to be prosperous, and
Taft has the advantage ot being for both
right and prosperity. But he la the kind
of a man who will knock prosperity galley
west It he gets across tha track of right
ecus justice between the people and those
who are serving them. He will not make a
good president for newspaper copy. But he
will make a great president for this nation
In time of war or peace, good times or bad.
. St Louis Republic (dem.).
No president has entered the White House
better equipped tor efficient public service
than Mr. Taft, and this fact Justifies hope
that he will be equal to the onerous under
taking circumstances Imposed on him. His
natural gifts, the ripe experience acquired
In the numerous official positions he has
filled and the admirable temperamental
qualities that have been Invariably manl
fested In all his varied relatione to public
affairs Inspire a popular confidence which
will start his administration under most
Taft and Roosevelt.
Charleston Nsws and Courier (dem.).
In our opinion Judge Taft will prove In
comparably more dangerous to the law
breaking wealthy than Mr. Roosevelt has
been for the aimDle reason that we bellova
him to be not only a clear-headed man.
tirm In hla resolves, but because we think
tnat hl, perceptions of Integrity and truth-
fulness are surer and finer than any that
Mr Roo8evt,It , capabe of. Mr. Roosevelt
,, an emoUoBaI p,rwn wno can oec(llve
himself non occasion. J..rt T.ft nn tw.
contrary. If he departs from the line of
conauct that Mr, Rooaevelt has biased for
hlm .,, t0 whcn , h, p, hlm,elfi
muat do It knowingly and with full con
sclousness that he Is recreant to hla trust
Man of Solid Qualities
New York Evening Post.
His election over his more showy rival
Is one proof more of the deep-seated pref
erence of democracies for the steady man
?' 'oI1(1 tu"1111"' Mr. Taft was not a bril
Iiant campaigner, but there is such a thing
as being too voluble. Behind the words of
the commonplace speaker, the people have
way ot oin to strong character and
rlrm resolution, it was so with the heavy
footed Orover Cleveland, aa against the
but slippery Blaine; It has been so
with Mr. Taft against Mr. Bryan. That our
new president Is amply equipped for his
duties, his bitterest enemy does not deny.
That he has a Juat perception of the course
which tha hour demands of him, all hi
friends will hope.
Atlanta Constitution (dem.).
lne country, we are confident, has not re
ln to f'r trom Mr- Taft. He is a man of
force, of wisdom, of conservatism, and
these characteristics will be manifest In his
Moat gratifying of all to southerners will
be his Indicated friendliness toward their
section of the country; it has been apparent
throughout his actions and his utterancea
That he will place Its best interests among
nia iirat consiaerations cannot be ques
ples of Jeffersonlan democracy, as you un
derstand them, and to be bowled down, and
owe your life to the intervention of brave
friends and sympathising policemen; to be
so menaced in your own home that a picket
of armed men seemed to be absolutely
necessary to protect It from murderous at
tacks; these are the things which I have
had to endure."
Yet no one will be more willing to run
again next time than the Irresponsible Tom
Poor Old Mlaaonrl."
St. Louis Republic (dem.).
U the showing ot the preliminary news
paper canvass ot the Missouri election
should be confirmed and the official count
gives a total vote under 600,uu, there will
ho no mistaking the fact that the Bryan
stay-at-home-vote was greater than Park
er's nomination developed In 1904. As a
study for political experts Missouri will
hereafter be at the top of the list.
I.AnOR AD TOLITlCS.
oaanleaoaa Foliar of the Komprre
Washington Post lnd.).
The election returns are not surprising
In general, and certainly they do not
surprise In the particular revelation thry
make that organised labor cannot be dl
teted to In a political way by Its must
trusted leaders. It speaks well for the
man who works with his hands, and It Is
proclamation that the American arti
san thinks for himself, speaks for him
self and does hla own voting.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican (Ind ).
The failure of the labor movement In
behalf of Mr. Bryan to mnterlallso t.i
votea was so complete that wc havs prob-
bly seen the end of labor as a political
power for some time to come. There la
rs' fix- (
t. His J
but one explanation of Mr. Gompers'
tie In trying to elect a president.
millions of followers refused to follow;
that Is to ssy. It waa, Impossible to con
solidate them In the ranks of one party,
and this proves that labor In America
has reached no such condition of solidar
ity as Is necessary to make it a truly
formidable force in political affairs.
St. Louis Republic (dem.).
Study of the details of Tuesday's vote
falls to show a single place In which or
ganised labor asserted Its supposed might
In a political way. If the ardent cam
paign of Samuel Oompers had any effect
at all It must have been practically
negligible. Operating aa an Independent
political party, organised labor Is nu
merically too weak to accomplish much.
But as a unified and militant attachment
to either of the great parties It should
be able, with Its more than S.OOO.ooo
votes, to turn an election whichever way
It wills. Except for the election of 101,
the shift of less than half the votes or
ganised labor has would have changed the
results. The obvious conclusion la that
labor did not follow Its leader at all.
Aa OverTatned Alliance.
New York Tribune (rep.).
The election returns show that Mr.
Oompers grossly overestimated his Im
portance as a vote broker. The labor
unionists laughed in their sleeves at his
efforts to deliver them as so much mer
chandise to Mr. Bryan. They wer
willing to let him play out his llttU
comedy with tho democratic nominee, but
when they went to tha polls they voted
to suit themselves. Mr. Bryan, In fact,
ran behind Mr. Parker In eastern lahoi
union cities like New York, Boston anr;
Mr. t'araer in western industrial cen
ters Ilk Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis.
Milwaukee and Minneapolis. His chlel
gains. Indeed, were in tha country dis
tricts In the middle west and' far west
where Mr. Parker's candidacy In ltflt
was not taken seriously by tha democratic
The dowager empress of China must t
a woman of great strength of mind. Sh
still has birthdays. ,
In his will Bronson Howard, the dram
atist, who has Just died, leaves bla val
uable library to the Dramatists' club o
New York City, and In the event of thi
club going out of existence, tho collectloi
la to go to Columbia university.
The Khedive of Egypt, whose great f ai
Is locomotive driving, had a narrow es
capa the other day while running an en
gine on the state - railway. He suddenl;
found his way blocked by a wagon loadet
with pig Iron. Tho royal engineer showed
wonderful presence of jnlnd. ..P reversed
and used his full "braica power and stopped
Just short of tha obstruction. '
Alexander Stewart Gray, was until re
cently otoe ot the moat prominent and sue
cessful lawyera In Edinburgh, Scotland. It
order to Identify himself with the ne
movement which Is organised for the pur
pose of calling public attention to the un
employed problem, especially in Us bearini
on the land question, he abandoned a for
tune of nearly $260,000 and Is now leadet
of tho "Hunger Marchers" In England.
Given three weeks' leave of absence from
his paper that he might act during th
campaign aa aecretary of a "Philadelphia
party," a reform movement la opposition
to the republican city organisation, Frank
J. Gorman, M years old, a reporter, was
nominated at the last minute for county
commissioner to fill up the ticket. Th
completion of tbs count showed that Gor
man had slipped Into a Job that will paj
him 16,000 a year for the next three years.
aa 1 (
Woman with the Bunbonneb If any
body asks mo what 1 anow aoout you
shall tell em tne exuci iruiu.
Wiimun with the Gingham Aoron-
you do, Mag Parkins, aa sure aa I'm
standin' here I'll sue you for slander!
"Think how wealth. Is flattered and
"It Is, eh?" replied Senator Sorghum;
"have you ever noticed the Icy reception
done that It will be too late tor your
understanding of tier to be ot any bene
fit to you." Houston Post.
Captain, Ocean Uner What's glvtng ui
such a list to starboard T Cargo shitted!
First Officer No, sir; the passengers.
A woman has Just come out on the
promenade deck with a sheath skirt on.
Mrs. Pneubrlde (at telephone) Hello!
Is that the health department?
Voice Yes. '
Mrs. Pneubrlde I wish you would send
one of your officers to (07 Bilgus street.
This house is full of cockroaches. Chi
"None but the hand of Ulysses oould
bend the bow of Ulyaaea."
"And as a corollary, I presume thai
none but the hand of Mrs. Ulysses could
button the shirt waist of the same up
the back?" Louisville Courier-Journal.
The elderly woman who was lpkin
through the shop of a dealer in nick
nacks picked up a small handbag. "Art
you sure," ehe inquired, "that tola Is a
crocodile skin?" ... a
"Absolutely certain, madam, replied
the dealer. "I ehot that crocodile my
self " '
"it looks rather soiled." observed bl
customer. , , . .
"Naturally. madam," explained tin
salesman. "That is where it struck the
ground when It tumbled off the tree.
IN BUGHOUSE VILLK.
The doctor stands upon his head
And parts potatoes with a fork;
He's dyed his whiskers green and red
And as he pares he chews a cork.
The banker owns a hundred farms.
But that s no. wny u we... tno
And gos around and flapa his srms.
And cries out: "Cocka-doodle-doo!
The grocer does not groce today;
He's standing, haltered. In a stall;
H's billed to est a bale of hay
Before the evening ahadows fU-
The milkman's bell today Is still.
His stock-in-trade is g.-ttlng sur;
lie rolls a peanut up the hill,
And turns a handspring wnce an hour.
The village dentist rld.-s a gnat.
And seems to weary of Ua stunt; ,
The county Judge still wesrs his coat, ,
But has the talla arwund In front.
They are not hoplly Insane.
But they are men who pay their Set ,
And so. iu devious wsys and vain.
They're squaring thvir cleclioa bets.
accorded a corporation King wn.n us ten. m
some candidate he is going to VSR6 tor
hlm?" Washington Star.
"How can I ever learn to understand
that gtrir , .
Vou can marrv her. but when you havs
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