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saye that the actual number of full and
complete copies of The Dally. Morning,
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t t,IH V 1 30300
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37,800 22 37300
7 80,500 tl 37,730
37,030 14 87.40
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WHEN Of OF TOWlf.
Satiacrtbere leaving- in city tem
porarily shoal hav Tha Be
mailed to them. Addreaa will ho
Mr. Rockefeller might profit by the
experience of the kaiser, who haa been
talking top much.
The extra. 'session of congress might
make a hit-by reducing tho tariff to
the big foot ball games.
The grand jury should put in Its ap
plication early to be allowed to have
Christmas and New Year off.
China seems to have gotten a change
of rulers without going through all the
fuss and furore of a presidential elec
tion. Returning prosperity will be wel
comed all the more warmly if It shows
a disposition to get over its tourist
habits. 'v T '. !,
Governor-elect Ehallenberger should
make sure next time that the goat is
equipped with air cushions and pneu
Lydla Thompson, once the queen of
burlesque,1 Is dead. Men who were
boys about ' forty years ago will re
Mr. Rockefeller attributes hia suc
cess in life to the borrowing of $2,000.
He hss bee'n getting money from other
folks eve since. :.
New Vork reports 'that It cost
$1,000,000 to send Abe Hummel to
Jail for a year.' Some of tho good
things of life come high
tspeaking .or names again, a man
named Halter baa been referred to by
the Baltimore Star as "ode of the lead
ing citizens" of Maryland.
The kaiser hag surrendered his claim
to a divine right to. rule. Will Mr. Baer
do aa much, with his claim to tho divine
right to fix the price of coal?
"Democracy la in debt,"! says Chair
man Mack. - That will surprise those
who thought democracy got everything
that was coming to it November $.
Omaha's charter revision committee
has concluded Its work. Tho real re
vision of thta charter will now bo begun
by the democratic medicine mixers.
It all those hungry democrats after
tho expected oouncllmanlo vacancy
should find that there Isn't going to be
any vacancy, wouldn't they bo mad?
The king of Sweden says ho
astonished at the warmth of his wel
come in England. It ho wants a real
sitzltng welcome he ahonld visit Minne
' Chancellor Day la going to visit
Africa. He shoald bo careful to aee
that he is on tho list of prohibited
game during tho visit ot a famous
A professor of the University of Chi
cago has goao to Japan to study the
natives. The natives will hardly over
look their opportunity to study a Chi
cago university professor, -
A Japanese general'predlcts a thirty
years' war between" hJi country and tho
United States, , The.', police chiefs at
New York, New Orleans and Ban Fran
cisco should ho notified.
Interest has been stopped on
certificates of Indebtedness Issued
the Treasury department during
panic a year ago. Tho fact that $1
uuO.OOO of these have been already
deemed is the best evidence of tho pass
ing of the uiooeyktrigeory. .
KOT SO MVCH TO BOAST ABOUT.
The official returns or the election
in Nebraska are now completed, and
while the reaulta are not what repub
licans would have wished, they do not
give the democrats so much to boast
The official returns show that the
Bryan electors carried Nebraska by a
plurality of 4.102, but failed to poll a
majority, and that the democratic can
didate for governor waa elected by a
plurality of 6,890, running nearly
S.00O ahead of Bryan. The repub
licans still elected three out of six con
gressmen and all of the state ticket but
one below the governor. The legisla
ture has a democratic majority In both
house!, traceable chiefly to local issues
In the various legislative districts.
Considering the fact that the repub
licans had to face a combination of
church, saloon and railroads, working
argely to the aame ends, the carrying
of his own state by the democratic
presidential candidate by a plurality of
4,102 cannot be regarded aa a notable
achievement. Outside, however, of
the factora which were operating at the
election the electoral vote of Nebraska
will go to Bryan only because of the
transparent fraud by which the demo
cratic candidates were mislabeled as
populists to deceive voters who would
not otherwise cast their ballots for
The action of the republican secre
tary of state, over formal protest en
tered by the editor of The Bee, in put
ting tho democratic electors on the
ballot twice, once as democrats and a
second time disguised as populists
made Mr. Bryan a present of from
15,000 to 20,000 votes that did not be
long to him. Without these populist
votes, secured by false pretenses, Bryan
would not have carried Nebraska and
It Is doubtful whether but for this
the republicans would have lost the
governor, the two congressmen up for
re-election and suffered their other set
backs, notwithstanding the powerful
combination of corporate and other In
In no other state In the union were
the presidential electors of one party
allowed to go on the ticket masquer
ading under another party name. In
no other state was it attempted. In no
other state than Nebraska would It
have been tolerated.
RBrox,r or Chinese women.
Perhaps the best assurance that the
march of China toward a better civili
zation will not be retarded by the death
of the emperor and dowager empress
lies In tho reports of the amazing
activity of Chinese women in support
of various reforms. From time Imme
morial the women have been the most
potent, If most conservative, factors In
the progress of civilisation. . In China,
even more than In Turkey, tho woman
has "been In apparent submission and
has had practically no voice in making
or changing her surroundings. In
China, since civilization was young, the
daughter has been a mere chattel.
With bound feet and starved brain she
has lived In careless ignorance In her
home, subject for sale and barter to a
husband whom she had not ' seen or
known. She has been barred from
the privileges of education and has re
ceived even less consideration than the
beasts of burden. Now all this Is being
changed. Albert Maybon, In an article
In La Revue, a Paris paper, says this of
the Intellectual awakening of the Chi
The feminist propaganda la largely pro
moted by these associations of women, who
now take part In political discussion and
furnlah a new Impulse to political move
ments. For Instance,' It was-the 'young
women of tha province of Chekiang who
protested at their meetings against obtain
lng a loan from England to build an impor
tant railroad and proved tho alncerity of
their words by their deeds, for they Im
mediately Invested 1100.000 in tha stock of
tha Chines company. It is thanks to such
societies that the childless widow and the
divorced wife are not abandoned, aa hereto
fore, to a lot of misery. 8uch unfortunates
era given new Interests in life and fur
nlshed with positions in the government
office and tn bank a or hospitals. Those
who are educated are aent to Japan to take
up couraea of study. If they are without
resources they are provided for by their
Out of this movement, we are in
formed by M. Maybon, have come
associations of women demanding a
remodeling of the institution of family
life In China, the admission of women
to tho professions, the demand for the
right ot women to chose their own
husbands, organizations for the protec
tion of the "natural feet" ot Chinese
women, and a demand for equal educa
tion of the sexes. With such move
ments, gaining support, as they are,
among tho best men ot tho empire,
there ta little danger ot any backward
step being taken by the Chinese, what
over changes may be made among the
rulers at Peking.
Alt ANNEXATION OYEBTCBE.
The flrat claas In geography would
probably have to think twice and look
oftener to the jtlas before locating the
8t. Pierre and tho Mlquelon islands,
whose inhabitants have just raised tho
American flag and made overtures for
annexation to this country. Yet these
people have been a source of more or
less trouble to the French, to whom
they owe allegiance, and to the Cana
dlans, whose laws govern them, since
early colonial days.
These two little groups ot islands,
about seventy-five miles from the
southern shore of Newfoundland, have
a population of about 6,600 and an
area about equal to that of Douglas
county. They are almost barren rocks
capable of producing nothing except
codfish and trouble. The inhabitants
persist in living In the last century and
refuse to recognize tho progress that
has been made by Franco in education
and religious tolerance, preferring to
adhere to the customs of the old days
of Brittany and Normandy, when
Canada mas still under the flag of
France. The Islands were ceded to
Great Britain In 1713. but retaken In
the conquest of Canada and, after hav
ing been traded around among nations
for years, finally restored to France in
18K. They have a governor appointed
by France and have a member in the
French Chamber of Deputies. Their
people are continually clashing with
the British subjects of Newfoundland
over bait and fishing rights and inter
national entanglements have often
sprung from these rocky Islands and
their hardy, seafaring men.
The overtures for annexation have
been caused by a clash between the
inhabitants of St. Pierre and the
French authorities over the question
ot religious teaching In the schools.
The Islanders resent the attempts ot
the French authorities to interfere with
the ancient prerogatives of the church
by the separation of church and state
In the affairs of the Island. They have
shown their resentment by hoisting the
American flag and announcing their
intention of seeking annexation to the
It savors ot the pathetic that these
folks look to the Stare and Stripes as
a beacon of hope for all who feel op
pressed, even though they fall to
appreciate that we can offer them no
barrier to the separation of church and
state. Nothing can come of the plea of
the unhappy Islanders at this .time
other than to have attention attracted
to their isolated condition.
THE. TARIFF ON SUGAR.
The hesrings on the sugar and
molasses schedule of the Dlngley tariff
before the ways and means committee
at Washington have developed some
very interesting facts touching on the
sugar business of the country and have
brought out. some views diverse from
those urged by the manufacturers ot
cane and beet sugar. The cane and
beet sugar operators declare that they
could produce all the sugar consumed
in the country, If supplies from other
sources were kept out by high protec
tive tariffs, admitting that the result
would, for' some years at least, keep
prices high. The refiners, however,
contend that the whole country would
be benefited by a removal of all sugar
In the course of the hearings a
partner In the Arbuckle Brothers' re
fining enterprises declared that while
as a manufacturer he favored a protec
tive duty on refined sugar, as a citizen
he believed the welfare of the whole
people would be advanced by taking
the tariff off. He argued that the
tariff on raw sugar Is of practically no
benefit to the growers of sugar cane
and sugar beets; that all American
refiners buy the raw sugar as cheaply
as they can and at the most advantage
ous season, and that the protection on
raw sugars is absorbed by the manu
facturers and the refiners.
President Spreckles of the Federal
Sugar Refining company, endorses the
Arbuckles argument, but goes much
further.' In the course of a carefully
prepared statement, he said:
Beet sugar factories located In proper
localities such as Colorado, Utah, Idaho
and Oregon, ahould, and I am Informed
can, produce granulated augar at 24 cents
a pound. Of course, if It be tha purpose
of thla government to impose a tariff
which will enable the production in un
suitable localities at the expense of the
American public, then an Import duty is
necessary and will always have to be
A recent report by the Department
of Agriculture shows that the beet
sugar Industry In the west is profitable,
with a margin that would not be seri
ously affected by the removal of the
sugar duty, while in Michigan, where
there are sixteen sugar refineries, the
business has been operated at a very
small profit, or at a loss. The argu
ment for tariff removal on sugar is that
the entire country should not be taxed
to maintain an Industry In Michigan
that cannot thrive there, on account of
soil and climatic conditions.
The sum and substance of the testi
mony offered at the hearings appear
to show that the tariff on sugar chiefly
benefits the refiners. The Sugar trust
owns, or controls, practically all the
sugar supply of Cuba, Porto Rico and
the Philippines. More than half of the
Imported supply comes from Cuba, In
the form of raw sugar. The big con
cerns are anxious to have the duty on
this grade ot sugar removed, as they
I feel that the eost of refining In this
country is less than abroad, and they
are willing to have the tariff on refined
sugar removed in order to get their
raw material more cheaply.
Mr. Spreckles pointed out one argu
ment for removal of the sugar tariff
not usually considered. He declared
that the Sugar trust owns, or controls,
most of the raw sugar supply In Cuba
and tho supply ot cane sugar, that Is
duty free, from Hawaii and Porto Rico,
while the independent concerns are
compelled to get their raw material
from the West Indies, on which a duty
must be paid. In a word, the trust is
so Intrenched that a tariff change of
any kind will help In one quarter al
most as much as It can hurt It In
Philadelphia's Episcopal clergymen
have refused to join the Methodists
and Presbyterians In their protest
against Salome, explaining that they do
not know enough about the opera to
warrant them In discussing it. That
raises the natural question as to how
the protestants of tho other denomina
tions came to know bo much about it
A temple of Buddha is to be erected
at Pittsburg. That town will eventu
ally get out of the shadows if It con
tinues to show such progress in break
lng away from heathenism.
When a candidate Is defeated and
down and out he has a right to expect
to be let alone. But Mr. Bryan her-
aius ui tuna aeieat as a uatue iosi
a war but begun." As long as he Is
in the fighting Mr. Bryan must be a
proper subject for public discussion.
If the Auditorium management will
now c6mplete the building according
to original de&iRn, by erecting .he or
namental columns and putting on the
permanent roof out of the funds raised
by the last bond Issue, the past will be
Nebraska republicans may not make
so much noise about It, but they ob
serve the campaign publicity law In all
Its requirements. The democrats, to
the contrary, make all the noise and
then wilfully Ignore or violate the law.
The democrats only want two of the
four supreme judges to be appointed
by Governor Sheldon. Just figure out
for yourself the number of republican
judgeswho would have been appointed
by a democratic governor.
The new emperor of China is but 3
years old, but he doubtless has views
on the proposed Chinese-American
alliance that are as valuable and
weighty as some that are being pub
lished on the subject.
General Bell, chlef-of-staff, says the
United States army is not prepared for
war. Perhaps not, but It is in quite
as good condition as that of any nation
that ever dreams of making war
against this country.
A federal court has ruled .hat a
state commission cannot reduce the
Fullman rates. It may yet require a
constitutional amendment to take care
of the sleeping car rates, the tips and
the upper berth.
It is astonishing how little attention
is being paid to the publication of cam
paign contributions, when it is remem
bered that the fate-of tho nation ap
peared to hinge on that subject only a
few weeks ago.
That Omaha hotel porter who by
mistake checked a trunk containing
$40,000 worth ot jewelry to himself at
least showed remarkable discrimina
tion in the natural selection of desira
Governor Patterson of Tennessee Is
being urged to "unfurl the red flag of
revenee" against the Night Riders. It
would be In better keeping to unfurl
the white standard of justice and law
The World-Herald insists that the
neoDle of Nebraska have a democratic
guaranty that they, will have a bank
guaranty law. When It comes to guar
anties, some are worth more than
Let the Dead nest. ,
What has become of the Haskell suits for
Come Oat ot tho Trance.
Strange that the democratio party hasn't
the courage to tell Bryan that If he runs
again it will run in the oppoalta direction.
Lare of Journalism.
Thlrtv thousand dollars a year as associ
ate editor of the Outlook la an encourage
ment to any struggling Journalist, who can
first be elected president.
Gentle Toocb, the Octopa.
John D. Rockefellera testimonials to hia
noncoerslve methods In acquiring rival com
panies aa the "kind I have always used; I
have used no other," will aound familiar to
the readera ot aoap advertisements.
A tweet Morsel.
San Francisco Chronicle.
And now the Bugar trust is up against it.
The government chargea that systematic
fraud has been practiced in the weighing
of Imports of raw material, and that the
customs revenue has thereby lost 13,624,121,
which should have gone Into Uncle Sam'a
coffers. The accusation hardly needa to be
buttressed with proof to make the public
believe It true. The people have long since
reached the conclusion that the Sugar trust
Is capable ot committing any kind of ras
cality that auggesta itself if it promises to
Oar Par-Pinna; Battle Line.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
An illustration of how far "our far-fiung
battle line" la being extended and strength
ened Is furnished by the announcement that
formal approval has been given by the
Navy department for the building of the
largest drydock In the world. This dock,
1.100 feet long and 110 feet wide, will be
located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where the
great naval base for the ships of our Pa
cific fleet Is to be constructed and fortified.
Its reported dimensions will make this dock
large enough to accommodate two of the
biggest battleships of the North Dakota
class at the same time, or three of the
older battleships, or nearly a whole fleet of
l.essona In Economy.
An Imperial rescript just Issued in Japan
enjoins on all clauses In the community
the need of economy arid aimplicity, the
emperor saying that for the purpose of
keeping pace with the constant progress of
the world and participating in the bless
ings of Its civilisation, the development of
national resources is essential. He calls
on all classes to act In unison, to be faith
ful to their callings, frugal in their domestic
management, aubmlssive to the dictates
ot conscience and the call of duty, frank
and alncere in their mannera and Inured
to arduoua trial, eschewing all Indulgences.
Nothing finer in the way.ot an appeal to a
people has even been issued by a ruler.
Mr. Hsowtell'i Katare.
Westminster Gazette (London).
He haa only once been president by a
popular vote, and the idea of hia being
written off from American affalra and set
tling down to the aecluded Ufa In which
some of his predecessors have faded from
the public gase is one of thoae things which
the mind refuses to think. The future of
Mr. Roosevelt la at least aa interesting aa
the future of Mr. Taft or Mr. Bryan or Mr.
Hearst. He Is perhaps the one man in the
world of whom it can be said thst after
seven yeara of public office he retires with
his popularity unimpaired. To have such a
man in reserve Is great asset for any na.
tlon, and It Is Impossible to believe that he
will not be a powerful fore in molding the
future of America.
tl RRKT POLITICAL COMMENT.
Southerner Rejoicing Over the Re
. nahllcaa Yletery.
Charleston Newa and Courier (dem.l.
While we suppose thst the majority of
the voters if South Carolina sincerely
wished that Mr. Bryan be elected when
they voted for him, conversation with the
average business man, banker, merchant
or manufacturer in Interior South Caro
lina, dlsclosee a feeling of relief and grati
fication on hia part that the administra
tion of the government la to be In the
hands of Judge Taft for four years. "If
Mr. Bryan had been elected we should not
have been free of the depression In busi
ness for another year at least," la the ex
pression of one of the most successful
bankera In Interior South Carolina who
waa never dentifled with the Cleveland
wing of tho democracy, and on hears
similar remarks everywhere In the state.
The business men, of course, are not
the majority of the voters, they do not
elect the presidents and governors In South
Carolina, and we are not here aaylng that
their views of public questions are Infal
lible, but we are persuaded that 96 per
cent of. the leaders In commercial and
manufacturing pursuit In South Carolina
regard tha election of Mr. Taft with posi
tive satisfaction, although they voted
We hold to the opinion that in the long
run democratic government would prove
more beneficial to the country than would
government by the republicans; but that
does not alter the fact that in the south
the men most Influential and active In
directing the channels of business and In
dustry are rejoicing In their hearts that
"the shadow of Bryanlsm" haa been re
moved for four years. During a three
days' trip in the state not on expression
of regret that the democratio national
ticket was defeated was heard by a rep
resentative of the News and Courier, who
conversed with gentlemen who live Irv a
dosen different South Carolina cities and
towns. If such be the feeling In a state
where fifteen yeara ago the election of a
republican to be president was looked upon
aa a peculiar menace to the southern peo
ple, there ia alight ground for wonder that
Mr. Bryan failed signally to make gains
in the north.
Shall the Democratic Party Diet
New York World (dem.).
There are no elements of surprise in Mr.
Bryan's San Antonio Interview.
Of course he will take the nomination for
president again If he can get It. What la
a fourth defeat to a man who haa already
been thrice defeated, but who has so suc
cessfully capitalised tha prestige of his
leadership that It yields him an Income of
850,000 or $00,000 a year In profits from his
newspaper, his writing and his lectures?
Depriv Mr. Bryan of his perpetual candi
dacy for president and he might say with
Tou take my life
When you do take the means whereby I Uve.
Much as we may deplore Mr. Bryan's
selfishness snd his cold-blooded disregard
of tha Interests of his party, tha fact re
mains that If he Is again the democratic
candidate for president the responsibility
will rest wholly upon the democratic poli
ticians and more particularly upon the
democratic leaders in the south.
Mr. Roosevelt is boasting that "If I had
been a candidate for president this time I
would have carried Georgia and broken
the solid south." As against Mr. Bryan he
undoubtedly would. With Mr. Bryan again
the democratio candidate It la likely that
any man th . republicans nominate can
carry Georgia end break th solid south.
With the democracy all but exterminated
as a national organisation In the north,
what would be left of the party with th
solid south broken T . -
There la only one answer to Mr. Bryan's
complacent announcement that "If th
dem6cratlc party and th contingencies de
mand it I would again be a candidate.',;
That answer la embodied in the World'a
question, "Shall the democratic party die?"
Mr. Bryaa'a Fatare.
Boston Herald (rep.).
The ' medical profession has just had
convincing proof that typhoid fever germ
remain In the human system far longer
than It has been supposed that they could.
On th night after Mr. Taft's victory Mr.
Bryan said: "One is not required to hold
office In order to do big things." The day
following he said: 'I shall serv as will
ingly in a private capacity aa In a publlo
one. God does not 'require great thing of
Such sentimenta aeemed to justify the
belief that Mr. Bryan's fever for office
had run Its course, and that he would
settle down to a healthy life of ordinary
citizenship. But th hop waa vain. There
are still presidential bacilli In his system,
lis now says-, 'I hope that It may never
become necessary to run for office again,
but I will not attempt to decide that ques
tion until the time comes to act.' Passive
In form, it Is a chronic complaint, organic
and not functional. Poor democratic
A Receptive Mood.
' Washington Btar (rep.).
Mr. Bryan by hia own atatement just
issued, la in a receptive mood as respects
his party's next presidential nomination.
Well, ot course. As matters stand he
could not well take any other attitude.
The only democratic organisation known
la In the handa of hia friends. If during
the next four years It adherea to Bryan
lsm why not to Mr. Bryan? The Ism Is
his, and he made it, and hia hands pre
pared the three platforms that have sup
ported it. When the democracy becomes
atrong enough to ahake off Bryanlsm the
man who mad It will be at the democ
racy' mercy. But not till then. It I a
case of "Rock-a-by, baby, on th tree
top." Mr. Bryan la the baby and Bryanlsm
la the tree. And not until th tree falls
will "baby and cradle and all" com
A Seasonable roreeaat.
On the beat of authority it can ha atated
that Christmas will be held thla year De
cember 26. A good many people Imagine
that it ia coming aome time In th distant
future; they can't tell just when, and that
In aome unknown way they can somehow
escape giving up any money to buy
Now, you may as well face th music.
Christmas Is coming a little over a month
from now, and the days will spin around
before you know It. You know you want
to give them all presents they will appre
ciate and enjoy the wife, th children,
daughter and son. father, mother and
your sweetheart, If you are in the true
Buy your presents now. Tou have more
time to make your selections; you can
shop with comfort; you get first choice of
the fin stocks of Christmas goods; they
will not cost you a cent more. By doing
your shopping early you give the store
keeper and the clerka a chance; you dis
tribute business over a longer period; you
accommodal them and they accommodate
you. It Is of mutual benefit to buyer and
New York Tribune.
If the Nebraska atateaman persists, ' the
"Map of Bryanlsm" may become a perma
nent feature of every complete atlaa.
LER AD BRYA.
Saeriares aad flamllltr One, the
enrichment Of the Other.
Richmond Va.) Newa-Iader idem.).
With som dismay and ahock w observe
esteemed contemporaries In their Brysn en
thusiasm not content with oompatlng Mr.
Bryan with Ignatlua l,oyola, comparing his
character, qualltle and career; with tho
of General R. E. Lea. Thla seems to u
to be going too far.
We have no desire to assail Mr. Bryan
vindictively In his tlma of overthrow. W
are forced to understand, however, that 1f
his admirers and followers without con
tradiction ar allowed I portray bins be
fore th people as a hero, saint and martyr
and the equal ot a man like Lee they may
arouse In hia behalf another frensy which
four years hence may force him again on
the democratic party as It candidate and
Involve that party In another disaster.
Furthermore, young and unthinking people
may be Impressed with th Idea that Mr,
Bryan really la something like General
Lee and therefor a man to be followed
and worshipped regardless ot consequences,
It would be well If some of these, fervid
contemporaries and persons to whom we
have alluded would point out calmly and
distinctly som of th attitude and qual
Ulea ot Mr. Bryan resembling those of Gen
eral Lee and som conduct of bearing ot
hia resembling those of General Lee. Th
two men ar alike in cleanliness of per
sonal life and habit. In that respect a
hundred thousand American citizens ot to
day may compare with either or both of
them. General Lee put aaide tha sceptre.
He forsook th strong cause for th weak
one. He presented his sword, his life and
hi fortune to bis natlv state for her serv
ice. He refused the command of th armies
of a powerful and rich government and ac
cepted a subordinate place under a poor
and struggling government. He was a
magnificent and auccessful strategist in
war, an humble and quiet cltlsen In peace.
He took upon himself th blame for every
dlsaater and failure. He sought not his
own. H refused to us the gloty and
fame he had won as commander-in-chief
of the confederacy tor hi own profit and
retired into private Ufa to, earn a scanty
living as a teacher. Self-sacrifice, unself
ishness, humility marked all th course of
Mr, Bryan ha sacrificed nothing and he
haa cost the democratic party much. He
has thrust himself to th front on every
possible occsslon, advertised himself tire
lessly. Has he proved any special devotion
to the democratic party? Did ha demon
strata hia allegiance to th democratio party
when lie went with the populists? Did ha
work for his successful rival aa be has
worked for himself? Ona anawer to that
question la found in hia own state of Ne
braska. He boasts now that this yesr he
has carried it for himself. He was In full
strength snd vigor four years ago and his
state went against Judge Parker, th demo
cratlcomlnee, by more than 80,000. Haa he
accepted the blame for any of these defea's
to which he has led his party? Has he not
shifted issues halt a docen times In the
last twelve years, seeking on each occa
sion one which he thought would be atrong
and popular? Hat he not profltrd personally
and largely by his leadership of the party,
using the advertisement bis position gave
him to push his newspaper and his own
money-making career as a lecturer? .Can
we imagine General Le after Appomattox
establishing a little newspaper and urging
all southern sympathisers to subscribe to
It as a test of their party loyalty? Can we
Imagine General Lee going about delivering
lecturea at 1100 and $2(0 a night, using the
sympathy of hia people as a means to ex
tract from their pockets dollars for his own
enrichment? Can we Imagine General Lee
accepting Mr. Bennett's legacy of $50,000 and
fighting the dead man's widow for the
money to the highest courts?
We have no objection to any amount of
admiration for Mr. Bryan hia friends may
choose to feel. We have no desire to belittle
htm or to Injur his sensibilities or those
of his friends. We cannot forget, however,
that after having led a great party to a
third defeat he has not come forward and
said that he will stand aside and will not
allow hia name to be considered in connec
tion wl;h the presidency, but la ready to
fight In the ranks of the party for any
leader It may choose. We cannot overlook
the fact that apparently an attempt haa
begun already to arouse for him popular
sympathy and enthusiasm. Wa cannot per
mit to pass without a protest a comparison
which strlkea ua painfully a a profanation
and almost a sacrilege.
' A PARAMOUNT ISSIE.
The Problem of How to ' Brine l'n
One's Parents Properly.
It Is very evident these daya that the
problem of how to bring up one's parents
properly ia giving concern to a number
ot tha children of our best families. There
seema to be a growing inclination on the
part of parents to assert themselves unduly,
to regulate the hours and occupations of
their offspring, to prescribe th regimen
of their lives, even to select their friends
snd acquaintances snd dictate their choice
of amusement. If something la not dons
about It shortly the rod of power will paaa
from tha hand of th child to the parent.
Perhaps It Is Just -aa well, however, that
parenta should have aome vole in the
management of their own families. Tha lov
able little autocrats of our breakfast tablea
and nurseries, it la possible, may not In
variably know what la beat for them. It
la Just as well, perhaps, that tha autocracy
ahould become a constitutional monarchy,
and that thoae loving subjects, the father
and mother ahould have at least th parlia
mentary right of auggeatlon and opinion.
Tha truth 1a that there la tha happiest
family life where ther is loving com
munity of Interest between parent and
child. Occasionally, of coure, a
touch of firm authority must take the
place of "moral suasion" whi the latter
policy might be Interpreted aa weakness,
but as a rule th perfect love that casts
out fear w'U work wonders of discipline.
The old conception of parental and filial
relationship, aa that of an awful .authority
on the one hand confronting servile and
abject obedience on th other, ha passed
with th daya of the stage coach and the
bayberry candle. Nowadaya children and
parenta are or ought to b comrade. Tha
child will take auggeatlon and direction
quite as readily from tha pliant wand
of affactlon aa from the rod of retribution
and Mosaic authority.
Sngar Traat Loot.
It ahould not be helpful to the Sugar
trust's overpowering influence In tsrlff
legislation that at Just this time It is
brought under government prosecution on
chargea of cheating the customs out of
ever 13.GO0.0GO, This ia calculated to stir
even the standpat crowd to resentment
not ao much because of th treasury's loss,
as for the lack of respect shown by the
trust to the sacred schedules.
Will King Cora Abdicate?
8t. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Corn haa been supposed to b king in
this country for many yeara. According
to Secretary Wilson's figures grasa has
usurped the piece of corn. Anqther signi
ficant showing is that the poultry yield is
almost aa large aa that of whoa
riaore Knowing; Yaat Proportions of
Inda itrlra and Commerce.
Wall Street fommary. "
W ar th greatest rVilhlrnf. 'manu
facturing and commercial nation. Our do
meetlc commerce Is two fend Vn-hn!f times
the aggregate International -fOftVnveroe ,f
th world. Th ntlon eeH'ta ne another
merchandise to the arnmmtrof aiMSO.ano.oro
a year. One-eighth of thla tomnwrr e'orlg
Inatea In our country and one-ninth reaches
our ports for ultimate onumptln Tha
annual profits from the trade of New lng.
land and the middle state with 6n an
other Is a sum greater rV Jo-'pef cent than
th sum of th profits of the foreign com
merce of Great Britain. Germany and
France. Our factories produce more goodi
than all th factories of Great Britain, Ger
many and Belgium;
W have a capital In manufacturing
nterprlaes $16.0PO,000.0X; the employes are
l,K,0W; th annual Me are ,?(,j.00n.
The value of tHs products 'from ''these fac
tories In a year running' at rijll time: ia
tl,&00,O0A,000. . Th value of our annual 9 in
put of manufactures has been doubled
within a decade. ' Our" capital Invested, In
manufacture I one-eighth of th value of
property of all klnda In. the United States.
Th value ot this year's agricultural and
mineral producta will be $5,010,000,000, .The
Increase In the taxable, value ot land for
thla year ia t3UA,000. During the year the
Induatrlea baaed upon agriculture, and the
manufacture of product from th garner
ing of cereals, vegetable and fruit,; have
given almoat constant employment, to 37
per cent of the country'a population. Never
before were the export of articles manu
factured from agricultural ' products within
many million of dollars of th amount that
will mark this year' outgo. A large part
of this trade has been built tip under the
comprehensive campaigns of publicity by
our makera of food products, srhe have
displayed attractive advertising In every
part of th world that reads newspaper,
magazine and billboard matter. All the
world has become a alage for the exploita
tion ot th great American advertising and
In manufactures of metal goods and In
th exportation of metals, this country has
made for the current yesr a notable ad
vance into new markets, and has held
firmly to the well-established markets. In
the mineral Industry IMS ranks high. Our
output of the precloua and several of the
base meals will stand notably among high
record years. In gold we. have gone to new
high records that will place 1907 severs!
million dollars above the boom year of 19ox.
Our mine owners are, now employing in
North America 794,000 men. This Industrial
army alone is rolling la4ipot) our Industrial
markets th vaat production of 12,000,000,000
per annum. . , . . ,
Th Filipino ar. progressing. .A Filipino
editor Is being tried for libel. ,1
Green shoe are promised soon, to go
with the green hat and the -emerald person
between. . -:
The richest man in Switzerland has Just
died, lesving 1600,000. Bwftserland seems
not to be the stronghold of frenzied
finance.- 1 ' ' 1
Mrs. Howard Gould 1 to be compelled
to worry along on alimony amounting to
only 126,000 a year Instead of the 1120,000
annually which ah demanded. . ,
Before starting for the penitentiary, hav
ing a proper regard for tho conventionali
ties. Van Vliewingen ate a hearty breakfast
f ham and ogg,- wlUi frtedVpotatoea and
coffee, and smoked the usual long black
Among the congratulations received' by
Mr. Taft on bis election; was tho following
from a man In Galveston, Tex.:, "We did.
our damdeat for you down here; angell
Could do no more. " Come ahd recuperate
In our midst." etc. ' v
Hats off to Mrs. Elizabeth McCarty of
Pittsburg. Just to emphaalze her objections
to the marriago of her brother ahe whipped ,
him once, th bride-to-be twice, ran the
license clerk out of his cage and mussed
th clothe of four policemen on the way
to Jail. When the Pittsburg amazon got
her bond fixed up the offending couple
were bitched snd out of reach. Mrs. Mc
Carty la gentle and quite lovable when
"Come with me," aald the policeman
on the beat to the fake blind, deaf and
dumb beggar on the corner. "The aqulre
wtll give you a hearing tomorrow."
"It will ruin my business," shouted
the dumb man. "to give ma a hearing.
What'a the use of a blind man's seeing
hi finish?" Baltimore American.
She-Ton't you think I waa cut out for a
He No for a business man. Boston
Th Doctor You re talking about
uselesa noises. Give u a few true facti.
What Is a usela noise?
Th Profeasor Well, in the phrase,
"true facta." for Instance, "true" is a
useless noise. Chicago Tribune.
"What's the matter with yu?"
"I looked for a ga leak with a lighted
candle." replied the man with 'the band
"And found It?"
"I did not." replied the patient, evincing
aome aoperlty. "It found me. Philadel
"Mamma, can I ever be prealdehl?"
"Alas, no. my child! YOa wer born
before papa and mamma cam to Ohio."
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ,
"You aay you heard. mor than a week
ago that your wife contemplated elup
Ing In your new auto?"
"Yes, I knew about it."
"And you took no atep In th mat
ter?" "Hur I did. I took her nut every day
and gav her leaaona in running K.
Mrs. Fllppslelgh. who I suing for di
vorce, complaina that It I impossible for
her to live decently on I0.0n0 a year,
"She's undoubtedly right about It. I
don't believe ahe could live decently on any
kind of sn Income." Chicago Trlbunej ,
Kthel-Do you think the face makes th
Carolyn Sometime, when th woman
makes the face. Judge.
"You are quite fond of punning, I notice."
observed the new acquaintance.
"Jest ao." replied the Jokeamlth." forget
ting for a moment that It waa after office
hour. Kansas City Time. .
Cleveland Leader. . ,
Mary, Jlary. quit contrary,
Tell nie. Mary, tell me true-V. V
Tom s a daring boy, but dare he
Merry Mary, marry you?
Dick'a a loving lad, but wary, ,
And you'll find "that timid, scary
lUrry, very wary, too. t r
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
Tell me. Mary, tell me true
Do you think such arbitrary
Treatment uf your beaux will do? '
Think now youth's but temporary;.
Lovers' tempera often vary
Often long for eomething Mew. '
. r. .
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, , t
Tell me. Mary, tell me true
Do you court a solitary
Life, who flout the lade that woo? '
Coyness may b necessary-r ,
H'ubuerness Is not. Ba chary, ,
Or you will aoon be wearing ru.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, .
Tell me, Mary, (ell me true C
Have you found your atrange vagary "
Satisfying Ihroush and tlitought
Cut It out, you airy fairy! . , .,
(Here the rhyming dictionary
Quit, or we'd hand out a fw)1 '
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