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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 5. 1900.
The Omaha Daily Bel
FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSE WATER.
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR.
Entered at Omahe; poetofflce M second
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An Accomplished Fact.
The occupation lax imposed on the
franchlsed corporations to compensate
the city for the use of the streets Is
an accomplished fact. By the new or
dinances Jnst sent to the mayor, and
which are assured of Ms approval,
these corporations will be required to
pay quarterly Into the city treasury a
tag. equal to .3 per cent of their earn
ings within the corporation boundaries.
The proceeds of this occupation tax,
exclusive ot the disputed tax on the
water company, should approximate
$125,000 a year, and Increase from
year to year as the business of these
public services increases. The figures
dlscloted by the royalties paid hereto
fore by the gas company and the elec
tric lighting company would indicate
Washington 725 Fourteenth street, N. W. that this increase will be at a rate of
CORRESPONDENCE. ot ie tna j per cent B0 that tne
Communication relating to newa and eai- .... . .v.
tonal matter should be addressed: Omaha addition each year on the 3 per cent
nee, Editorial Department. I basis should range upwards of 18,000
V.".. ;;-no..ai order. On final passage the progressive
pf.yar.le to The Bee Publishing Company, scale, which had previously been
i r7"cePV agreed upon by the council, seem, to
Omaha or eastern exchanges, not accepted. nave Deen abandoned in order to meet
rT;-T,;."'A7nrT-i.ATtf)N. "om unfounded objections raised by
stt of vehraVta.' Doitcrtas Cottnty. as.: the city attorney. This change will
ficoi-c H. Trschtick. trensiirer oi maka tin 1lffernc In tha nrnmarl of
y sworn, i -
r,.... t,..i. i-i.i.l. , ,i v 1-tHnir dul
rn iht Hie acf.iai number of full and the tax for this year or next year, and
vvcn.ne V,'.i s,.ndv nee printed' during the possibly for several years, but the pro-
u.-ith of .Im'v, ims. was as follows: gressive scale had the merit of raising
Returned copies .,
'40300 the rate automatically as the business
... 4i,s-40 of the franchlsed corporations ex
...41,780 panded. Should an effort be made in
41 690 the future to raise the rate, it will un
!! 4i,io questionably meet the united opposl
...41,800 tlon of the corporations, which strug
a ai mo
II !!!.. !!. "41.WJ0 to ordinances is the culmination of a
long fight waged in the Interest of the
gle could have been avoided by incor-
.41,680 poratlng the progressive scale Into the
.41.540 present ordinances.
The enactment of these occupation
t.aag taxpayers. Its importance may not be
1,BS?'38a ruIly rallzed right away, nor need
GEORGE B. TZSCHl'CK. those who havered or helped in the
wh .n mv nresenc. and '.worn to " P the credit which they de-
before me this 2d day of August, 1909.
(Seal) M. P. WALKER.
who advocates sectional domination is
doing an injury to his own section,
for the industries of the entire coun
try are so Interdependent that pros
perity cannot be maintained in one
while another section Is held back or
discriminated against. This Is the real
complaint the west has made in years
past, and consistent effort is gradually
wearing down eastern prejudice. One
of the greatest object lessons of the
sectional interdependence was fur
nished by the 1907 panic. It was the
strong financial position of the west
and its great resources which enabled
the country to recover so rapidly, but
the west's experience In that trouble
proved that It could not cut loose rom
the east or avoid sharing the loss
which the money famine had produced.
dirty work In the last campaign, Is In
danger of getting Into trouble.
Omaha is expanding in every direc
tion, but so are other cities with which
Omaha must compete for business.
What Omaha should aim at is to grow
little faster and build a little more
substantially than Its rivals.
Does a democrat who repudiates the
plank In the democratic platform
which requires him to pretend that he
Is a nonpartisan cease to be a demo
crat! Anyone who can answer this
can tell the age of An.
serve, but they, along with The Bee,
will take a great deal of satisfaction
In the outcome.
wbaertber leaving; the city tem
porarily ab.oo.ld have Ta Be
mailed ta them. Address will be
ckaagei aa ofte as requested.
Tariff and Cost of Living.
In discussing the tariff Mil the Chi
cago Inter Ocean analyzes the ques
tion of effect on the cost of living for
novc- tn-H .v.rr other way and the average man In a way that really
f.nrf Me Rrvn mhrht trr the alrshlD I,iulmu"leB lue """J1""-
. .v. ,,,1.1,. tto terlcal talk has been Indulged .that
many people believe changing tariff
The return of prosperity benefits rates means the same as raising or
almost everyone. It makes It easier lowering me price mri uu crijr
to collect the alimony allowance. article they buy. The fact is, nowever,
that the bulk of, the average mans
Spain has announced that it will expenditures go for meat, vegetables,
fight Morocco to the end. Up .to date fruit, bread, clothing, fuel and rent,
8paln baa bad the hot end of the fight, and a cursory glance at the tariff bill
will show him how much or how little
The emperor of China Is only 3 the tarltf takes of his money here.
years old and the new shah of Persia q meat we produce a surplus and In
12. "And a little cnna snail ieaa dependent of the tariff there is no sur-
them." - Plus elsewhere to beat down prices if
the tariff were taken off and the 20 to
A New York tailor declares men a 25 per cent reductlon made on thl
. . i.w vi.iann. - . ...
legs grow snorter wnu aB. ,tem Jn tne pending bill is more
that tallpTs customers are not office- of a conce880n to sentiment than to
seekers. practical results. The same is true of
. . i -
wheat and other food grains. Fruits
Being accustomed to hobnob with . veRetRbte. are not affected by the
royalty, the entertainment of the pres- tarl(f exceptv a few an(1 those m08tiy
ident will not tease Kin Ak-Sar-Ben luxurleB The Bmall duty on coal
in tlie least. mie-ht sllehtlv influence Drioes at the
I seaboard, but to the millions in the
interior freight rates absolutely elim
inate foreign coni petition. Anthracite
coal is and has been free from duty
since the Dlngley bill. The influence
of tariff rates on house building nla
terlal has some effect upon rents,
but rents as a rule are based upon
what the demand for houses will per
mit owners to charge and it takes time
to reflect decreased building cost in
Not only does the bulk of the money
spent for family living go for things
which are either affected not at all
New York proposes to light the city or only slightly by any tariff rate that
with water power from Hell Gate, could be imposed, out it is on tnose
Those lights should have a familiar items that the great increase in house-
look to the average New Yorker. hold expenses in recent years has ac
Icru-ed. For example, compare the
This is the time for Omaha to get present prices of butter, eggs, meats
busy capturing conventions for next and grain products with those ruling
year and laying a foundation for cap- a few years ago. and add the Increase
turlng conventions the year after. 0f rent which has grown without any
change In the tariff. The biggest In
The people of Crete are demanding Lrea9e ,n outlay is in products of the
nome ruie. nere s imping jjm t0l, in nowise influenced by either
Cretans will have better lucK tnan
The extra session of congress is
drawing to a close and congressmen
and senators will soon return o their
constituents. For many of them it
will be a mingling of sadness and glad
ness. They will find the Chautauqua
dates all filled and the political
committees waiting to collect the reg
ular fall assessments. There will be
some for whom the bands will not
play "See, the Conquering Hero
Comes," or "Hall to the Chief." At
best the tariff is a dry and unenter
talnlng subject and congress has not
made a record for expedition. The
constituent with a kick will be as nu
merous as usual and the direction of
the kicks equally varied.
Another distressing feature from
the congressman's point of view is
that he will have few, If any, canned
plums to pass around. The session
has been devoted entirely to tariff dis
cussion and public building, private
pension and other private and com
munity bills have been placed in cold
storage until December. Neither has
the president been particularly active
In passing out the offices. Taken al
together the congressmen are not in
the happiest frame of mind, and If for
a wlndup Speaker Cannon should end
the session by distributing Ice to those
of the house who lined up on the los
ing side there will be still more grief
In the satchels.
Really, It is a good time for con
gressmen and senators to go fishing in
some secluded spot.
It really isn't fair for the Georgia
legislature to, hold a summer session
in the effort to outdo Oklahoma In
freak legislation. On the showing
made the Georgians are not entitled to
There will be small opportunity to
earn hero medals when aeroplanea
supplant boats and railroad trains as
means of transportation unless a
new high Jump record can be Invented.
The Houston Post devotes consid
erable space to discussing the pistol
problem. In Texas unless you are
both quick and accurate the other fel
low may beat you to the solution.
Oh, well, maybe Aldrlch wasn't expect
ing any applause for his work.
The local weather man will not be
allowed to plead lack of sufficient
notice if he falls down when President
Taft visits Omaha.
A Vanderbllt horse has won an
other big race In France. Evidently
the horses are keeping up the family
reputation for being fast.
In a speech at a complimentary ban'
quet tendered him in Africa ex-Presl
dent Roosevelt demonstrated that he
Is still a good trade booster.
Tom Johnson's Setback.
Mavor Tom Johnson, who for so
long has been the dominant figure in
Cleveland politics, a potential force In
the state of Ohio and once thought of
for the presidency, appears Jto have
suffered a severe setback. Practically
all his political capital was manufac
tured out of the traction problem In
Cleveland and when he won what
looked like a victory and secured
3-cent fare and municipal control his
star was high In the ascendant. Noth
ing but W. J. Bryan stood between
Tom Johnson and a democratic presl
dentlal nomination. But his plan was
a failure, being finally knocked out by
the courts. He played his big trump
when he appealed to the people of
Cleveland on the Schmidt franchise
only to be turned down by a de
Tom Johnson Is still mayor of Cleve
land, but practically all, his political
prestige hung on his street railway
scheme, and now that it is re
pudiated It appears nothing remains
but an appeal to the political bank
Tom Johnson is a most pleasing per
sonality and, combined with good na
ture, he has an optimism which knows
no bounds. It was this cheerful and
sure optimism which impressed the
people with Mb rosy promises In spite
of argument and nothing could shake
his hold on the voters until practical
trial showed up the mistake.
Omaha had with the late legislature. '
A New York paper devotes consid
erable space to presenting the ques
tion, "Why leave New York for the
summer?" Make it easier by asking,
Why go there?
high or low tariff.
The great fact of protection within
reasonable limits Is the assurance that
the factories can operate and furnish
a well-paid laboring population to con
sume the vast agricultural output and
utilize the natural resources of the
The consular service has furnished
The Bee with a few hints on the mar
ket for whale oil in Germany which j
the Cut-Off and Manawa sailors may
have on application.
What Is the use of savin s all those
people by a safe and sane Fourth to
have them counted In the census If
the drowning record is going to keep
up Its present gait?
Two would-be suicides swam out of
Lake Michigan at Milwaukee because
the water was too cold. Had they
persevered they might ultimately have
reached a warmer clime.
One of the best-grounded com
plaints the west has ever made
against the east was the provincialism
which refused to see anything worthy
of consideration west of the Alle
gheny mountains. Conditions in this
respect are not so bad as formerly, but
It will not assist In banishing eastern
provincialism for the west to take up
with the same Idea. Governor John
son of Minnesota, In bis address at
the Seattle exposition, however, seems
to have Indulged in this line of argu
ment. The west wants and is entitled
to a larger share In shaping the na
tion's policy than It has had in the
Down in Georgia they raise 100 Dul neitner in population nor in
bushels of peanuts to the acre and sell l"trle6 Is it entitled to exclusive
them for 11 per bushel. It is also ap- aominauon. me wesi is aeveioping at
parent that some of them find their ' wonderful rate, but one-third of the
way into legislative seats. country s population is still in the
thirteen original states and another
Mark Twain at 73 Is said to be suf- third in states carved out of lands
ferlng from the excessive use of to- belonging to them and which are in
bacco. What a pity tt would be to do sense a part of the west as meant
have such a genius cut down In his by Governor Johnson. Industrially
youth by Indulgence In the weed. the, portion east of the Mississippi
river maintains the same relative Im-
Just to demonstrate that he Is a real portance.
warrior, the adjutant general of Ken- The real question is not domination
lucky struck an offending editor with by any section. The same evil inheres
a cane. Evidently it is lese majeste I In
to criticise a Kentucky military man. J what section dominates
Encouragement for Inventor).
Success comes early to the Inventor in
these days. He does not have to die poor.
He lives rich. Walter Wright fell Into
line In the procession headed by Bell,
Maxim, Weetlnghouse and a score more of
Too IVnmerona for Comfort.
There Is a long series of earthquakes of
which the one in Mexico la the last to be
reported. Beginning with the Messina dis
aster of last December, nearly every month
since has recorded one or more destructive
shakings of the earth In various parts of
'If a man were permitted to make all
the ballads, he need not care who should
make the laws," said Andrew Fletcher In
tne long ago. it any one man were
freighted with responsibility for all the
modern ballads, he would have difficulty
escaping the clutches of Judge Lynch.
Pen Pnnrh for Paper Trust.
The pen Is mightier than the votes of
many congressmen and senators. A care
lees or tired clerk, by the slip ot his pen,
reduced the retaliatory duty on print paper
from two-tenths to one-tenth of a cent a
pound, an act which all the forces working
for the lower duties tried in vain to accomplish.
Working; for Slam.
Perhaps the Republic of Panama thinks
because It Is so little that a big nation
Ilk the United States cannot afford to
notice Its petty annoyances. But the small
though naughty republic would do well to
remember ithat one of the most Important
crusades of this country Is being directed
Tabloid of the Game
All Shades of Katlonal Foll
ttcs and Sentiment Rflt4 In
Smoking Boom of Pullman Oars
Another mlxup has been disclosed
whereby the nonpartisan editor of the
local democratic organ is listed In one
place on the ballot as residing in Lin
coln and in another place as residing
in Omaha. The mistake, however, U
not unnatural in view of the fact that
the same candidate has taken oath
that he affiliates with the democratic
party and with the populist party at
one and the same time. Anyone who
la so versatile as to be a democrat, a
populist and a nonpartisan simultane
ously ought to have no, trouble In
maintaining himself In duplex in two
habitations fifty-five miles apart.
Hot Air Hopes.
Charleston News and Courier.
We see It In the papers, as Mr. Pooley
would say, that the democrats In congress
expect to capture the next congress, which
shows that the democrats in congress do
not know very much about the democrats
outside of congress. Certainly, they should
not expect to capture anything on the rec
ord they have made at the special Bession.
Output of Doctors.
Statistics compiled by a technical Journal
recently show that In Europe one physician
can care for 1,000 of the general population.
If such a proportion holds good for .Europe,
It Is reasonable to suppose tnat a similar
proportion would be sufficient ' for the
United States. And yet, according to the
census of 1900, we had on doctor to every
594 of our population. It Is estimated that
the 1910 census will show at least 164,0(0
doctors In the United States. It is stated
on authority that we are thirty-five years
in advance of the natural requirements,
and this, of course, means not only suffer
ing for the profession, but also a serious
economic problem for the country.
The Dahlman picnic, several times
postponed, will soon be pulled off. It
will be in order then to rescind the
resolution favoring "Bill" Oldham as
a nonpartisan democratic candidate
for supreme Judge. For some reason,
not to be found In the 8 o'clock clos
ing law, "Bill" failed to connect with
the primary filing and left his Dahl-
manlte champions watting In vain for
someone to ask them to have some,
When It comes to conservation of
natural resources Camilla Flammar
lon, the French astronomer, has a
scheme which beats them all. He
proposes to bore deep into the earth
and utilize the Internal heat for fuel
to drive the world's machinery and
heat our homes. A great scheme if
it would work.
The president of the Nebraska Dem
ocrattc Press association is going to
remove himself to Oklahoma. Evi
dently wants to be the midway stop
ping station between Mr. Bryan's sum
mer home in Nebraska and Mr. Bry
an's winter home in Texas.
Between writing letters and opening
other people's letters Dr. E. Arthur
sectional domination, no matter j Carr, whom Governor Shallenberger
The man rcwardei with an appointment for his
Rl HAL M AIL, CARRIERS.
Lively Demand for More Money and
New York Tribune.
Rural prosperity has Its shadow as well
as its sunshine. The head of the Postofflce
department la learning this to his sorrow.
Tears ago the farmer was content with al
most anything. In those days he didn't
have a telephone in the dining room, a
wind mill In the yard, an automobile in
the shed and a large plla of money in the
bank. So when the experimental rural
routes were established In order that the
husbandman might have his mall brought
to him once a day Instead of being com
pelled to get It once a week from the
postofflce when he made hla Saturday tnp
to town, there were plenty of applicants
for the place of rural carrier at f300 a year
even though the successful man under
stood that he must provide his own horse
Now, with the rural carriers receiving.
many of them, 1900 a year, they are not
v.lsfled. It's bad enough for the govern
ment servant to be compelled to watch Ma
neighbors riding by him In their touring
cars as h picks two pennies out uf the
mall box and applies the scanty moisture
of a parched tongue to sticking a stamp
on a letter, without having to provide his
own equipment, while suburban city car
rlers who use horses and vehicles receive
an allowance of S300 a year In addition to
their salaries. Then, too, 4he rural car
rier will Insist on complaining about the
roads. In other days any road upon which
a half-loaded wagon would not be stalled
when the spring thaw came was good
enough, but now the rural carriers, when
they assemble In convention, demand that
bridges be repaired and harrows dragged
over the highways at ( frequent Intervals
to make them smooth.
Looking at the matter seriously, how
ever, It Is easy to Imagine that the rural
mail delivery system haa been the greatest
factor making for good roadx. Once (he
country folk became accustomed to having
their mall brought to them they looked
for It aa anxiously aa the city dweller does
for his morning delivery. As the govern
ment does not require its rural carriers
to traverse Impassable roads, there was
some Incentive to Improve the condition
of the rural highways, and one begun
the work was worth carrying on for its
own sake. The rural carrier may have
the appearance ot being a chronic kicker,
but he has been of Inestimable value to
the rural public lo several ways
In the current Atlantic Monthly Henry
S. Prltchett. president of the carngte
foundation for the advancement of teach
ing, contributes an Instructive study of
national life under the caption, "The Pol
itics of a Pullman Car." A few of his ob
From de Tocquevllle and Pickens to Mr.
Biyce and Max O'Rell there hav? been
many suggestions as to the best method of
studying the American people as w In
th United States modestly call ourselves.
The fact la that In th gradual evolution
of our complex national life the Pullman
car has come to be the epitome of th
United States. Here one finds not alwayf
th rich and th poor, but he finds the
rich together wtth every variety of the
well-to-do. The preacher, the teacher, the
college professor, the politician, th busi
ness man, the labor union delegate, touch
llbows In a Pullman car. Here, under
mora democratic conditions than are to be
found In any other ajyot on the continent,
men live, move and have their being; and
here one sees, reduced to the dimensions of
a drawing room, th wnoie game or. na
The national campaign which closed last
November was on of the least eventful
which w hav passed through since Mr.
Bryan first formed th habit of running
for th presidency. This phase of the
campaign was faithfully reflected In the
discussions of the Pullman car. Univer
sally It was admitted that Taft would win.
The only question was aa to the extent of
the majority and throughout all the pre
dictions there ran so friendly a thread of
comment upon the man who has since
become president that It was generally Im
possible to get up anything like a real
political discussion. A census of, the Full
man car votes would have elected Taft by
a little larger majority than he actually
received, but Its verdict would have been
practically that which the country rendered
The only eddy In this placid talk of the
smoking room would occur when some
democrat of the Bryan wing got Into an
argument with a democrat of the con
servative type. When this happened the
company once more took oourage, and felt
that politics was worth while. Now and
then the hope was nut In vain th sparks
I remember one such Incident on a train
leaving Kansas City for the west. Kansas
City Is a point which the transcontinental
traveler never forgets, because It haa the
most crowded, dirty and uncomfortable
union station on the oontlnent. It Is, how
ever, one of the great distributing points
for western travel. Th transcontinental
trains all start about 6 o'clock In the even
ing. The wise traveler makes his way
Immediately to the dining car; which Is
cut off at an early hour. Having satisfied
the Inner man, he repairs aa promptly a
possible to the smoker, In order to secure
a place. On the occasion to which I allude
the room was already fairly filled and
the air comfortably blue, while two Mia
sourlans, each a little excited, were In the
midst ot a warm discussion. The Bryan
representative had Just expressed th opin
ion that Mr. Bryan was the greatest ex
ponent of democracy since Jefferson's time,
and would In the end lead the people to
The picture of Bryan as leader fairly
made the other Missourlan squirm. Taking
a balck cigar from his mouth with his left
hand and gesticulating In a large circle
with his right, he said: "I was a democrat
unttl twelve years ago, but Bryan and his
crowd have forced me to vote the repub
lican ticket so long that I don't know
that I'll ever get out of the habit. It's bad
enough," he said, "to have Bryan as a
candidate, but when you talk of him as a
leader and compare him to the great
Thomas Jefferson then nothing short of
profanity and that of the most acid va
rietycan express my feelings. Bryan as
the leader of the democratic party," con
tinued he, "reminds me of the t)me when
Uncle Tom Silling of Pike county sent his
prize mule down to St. Louis by boat.
Uncle Tom was prouder of this mule
the mule was eighteen hands high than he
was of anything on his farm, not even ex
cepting his wife, and In order that the
mule might reach the commission agent to
whom he was consigned In perfect safety,
he Bent a trusted colored man named
Ephralm to look after the mule. As
Ephralm couldn't read, the address of th
Commission agent had been carefully writ
ten on a tag and tied to th mule's left
for foot. The boat reached St. Louis all
right and the morning they got there th
captain found Ephralm and the mule on
deck, but very much puxzled as to what
they ' should do. 'Where are you going,
Uncle Ephralm 7' said ha. 'Well, boss,' said
the old man, scratching hla head, 'that Is
the question. I dunno where we's gwlne,
de mule he dunno where we're 'gwlne,
an' he don et up hi tag.' Th trouble Is,
gentlemen," continued the man from Pike,
"that the democratic party under Mr.
Bryan's guidance not only doesn't know
where It's going, but It's eaten up its tag,
so that you can't see anything but populist
"Now, sir," he added to hla antagonist,
who was somewhat overwhelmed by the
story, "there are three reasons why Bryan
will not be elected In November; the first
reason is Theodore Rosevelt; th second
reason Is William Howard Taft, but the
third and principal reason la William Jen
The use of checks
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The Checks afford the
very best of receipts for
bills paid and assist in
keeping expenditures care
Checks are furnished to
depositors without charge.
A good place irt which to
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United States Depository. 13 th and Farnam Sts.
NEBRASKA PEESS COMMENT.
Crete Pemocrat: The endorsement of
Governor Rhallenberger was of a mild form.
One would think they should hav been
more generous. The pie eaters did not
seem to wield much influence, if they were
favorable to a more generous expression.
It was frequently remarked that he had a
Beatrice Express: Th WorId-Mera,d
speaks of "old-fashioned republican hypoc
risy." A republican may be expected to
return the compliment to the democratic
machine with th addition that the tatter's
old-fashioned policy of hypocrisy does r.ot
vary as time goes on nor offer hope of ever
changing for the better.
Grand Island Independent: Judge Old
ham of Kearney, a mighty good fellow
withal, seems, however, never to have
heard anything about discretion being the
bettor part of valor. Governor Shallen
berger proclaimed loudly, and with the
employment of a tense which caused even
democrats to wriggle as to their past re
lations, that democracy ha Joined decency,
Judge Oldham proclaimed yesterday that
democracy was speaking and that when
H spoke tbe voice of God waa heard.
Then democracy spoke and said that It
would have Chris Gruenther for chair
man and Mr. Gruenther promptly declined
with the explanation that he had not
been ordained Into the ministry and had
other business to look after. The source
of Inspiration and appointment of the
new democratic chairman is therefon
still In doubt.
Kearney Hub: , The United States court
at Omaha has Issued a peremptory order
on the mayor, treasurer and council of
that city to pay two hydrant rental Judg
ments in favor of the Omaha Water com
pany. One la for tll5.867.67 and th other
for $116,687.23. That Is having to "put
up" with a vengeance. One of these days
there will be a Judgment against the city
of Kearney In a United State court for
S20.O00 and upward for balance due the
City Water company on hydrant rental
unless the city acquires municipal owner
ship and gets a receipt In full In connec
tion with the purchase of the company's
plant. With the balance due on hydrant
rentals deducted from the purchase price,
as it should be, the actual cost will be
somewhat under $1.10,000, which Is a great
deal cheaper than the city can build a
new plant for. ' :l '
Central City Republican: The republican
state convention did well In leaving ques
tions which could not be affected by the
elections this year entirely out of the list
of revolutions adopted. It Is well to face
the real Issues, but no good can be accom
plished by dragging In Issues which the
election can In now way affect. But what
a campaign there will be next year with a
United States senator to elect, the county
option law to be threshed over, the primary
law to be; amended, and the other ques
tions that are bound to come up. Any man
that la elected to the legislature next year
on any ticket will know that he has been
through a campaign, for the one next year
- ' - - . 1 U 1 1 1 r n a
history of the state. We can afford toi
ROT A A19PKIOVS TI
Southerners Not Readr to Chang
Charleston News and Courier.
The Omaha Bee seems to hav some Id)
that the effort of the republicans to captursj
Virginia In the present gubernatorial fight
may meet with success. It is understood
that this 1 the first battl for th destruc
tion of th solid South.
Th time Is Inauspicious. Men are not
convinced of the sincerity of th republi
can party In the matter of the tariff. Th
Nebraska republican state convention haa
Just condemned the Aldrlch bill, and It
seems certain that like action will b
taken by the republclans of some of th
most powerful of the states of the mlddl
west. A party that has a rebellion gnaw
ing at Its vitals Is In no position to reach
out for converts. If the hotbeds for pro
tection, of which Boston Is one, are not
satisfied with th new law, It la not to ba
presumed that It will find favor in "the
There Is one chance for th republicans
In Virginia. The democrats are engaged In
a bitter fight among themselves. Who
ever in nominee, ns cannot expect tne
earnest support of those who fought for'
the defeated candidate. Th result of the
democratic primary Is apt to leave a breach
that cannot be entirely healed. Even so.
as thlno-A are. no voters would disregard
their oblgattons and go over to the repub
licans, but the vote that does not go to
'.ho primary la a large on aid sufficient,
J8 believe, In this case to determln the
SAID IN FUN.
Little Rastus WTho waa William Tllt
Deacon Snowball He don shoot the
watermellon off his chile's head. New
. . . ... 1
. v vi roj nq id viawi
"Brave! Brave Is no name for it! Why,
single handed and alone he once slapped a.
Pullman waiter.." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"He Is such a lasy man that he took t
manufacturing fana as the easiest way ot
making a living."
"The easiest way?"
"Sure. Isn't It certain to raise the wind?'
Nell I'm afraid Mr. Gutsier had
much drink at the dinner last night.
Bell What makes you think so7
.Nell When the charlotte rune watf
served 'he Vaa trying to blow the froth olf,
"rather, said little Kono, wnat is a
ill iiumruun idDrD, my Bull, . rriqriiipr
Is a. man who considers himself peculiarly
qualified to hold office because of his pro
fessional inexperience." Washington Star.
"Here's another note from the seashore,"
he said. "This time Molly wants- me to
send her six bathing suits and a pooket-
"That's easy. Put the bathing suits in
th pocketbook." Atlanta Constitution.
"Why don't you want the singer w-ho
wsa so highly recommended for your con
cert?" "Because, sir, her advertlaements said ahn
has such lltild tones, unci this is a dry
town, sir. Baltimore American.
take a rest thla year, and satisfy ourselves nent alienist
The eminent lawyer looked at the eml
with electing competent supreme Judges
and suitable county officials. There will
be plenty of opportunity for the expendi
ture of stored up energy next year.
Outside of the question as to which
party and which candidate would win, and
outside of the discussion of the fortunes
of particular states, the most common
theme of conjecture In the Pullman car
during the campaign was th question sa
to what were the appropriate activities for
presidential candldatea. The spectacle of
a presidential candidal rushing about
th country, and addressing audiences her
and there, speaking day after day from
the rear end of a train, la one which has
come In with th Bryan method of doing
things. Whatever may be lta political
value, the practically unanlmoua verdict
of the smoking room waa against it
Politicians, lawyera, offlc holder,
travelers of all vocations united In Saying
that the plctur of a presidential candi
date going about th country to solicit
votes or to put fir Into local organisa
tions of his party, was not a pleasing on.
Not only was th sentiment of th
smoking room dead aguinst thia sort of
tiling, but Its Judgment almost unani
mously condemned the process from th
standpoint of vote getting. The men who
ride on Pullman cats believed that Taft
would get as many votes by staying at
home aa by being carried about th coun
try under th management of the repub
lican campaign commute. I am much in
clined to think that th Judgment of th
Pullman car In this matter not only was
on th bide of dignity, but also was good
politics. Th smoking room almost to a
man condemned this sort lit campaigning
for th presidency,
Senator Jeff Davis' ability aa a runner
loomed up In that court houae shooting
Notwithstanding the extension of drouth
territory In Kentucky, Louisville Is clamor
ing for th abolition of the town pump.
The Lake Shore railway is about to ex
pend 13,000,000 In changing the running of
trains from th left to the right track. It
will take a year to banish one of Manager
Mrs. H. C. Schneider, a pretty young
woman. residing In St. Louis, has announced
that the will attempt to win some of the
laurels of Edward Payaon Weston by walk
ing from St. Louts to Boston.
Survivors of the army Canada raised to
repel th Fenian Invasion of iA are to be
rewarded by the government with a grant
of 100 acres of rand each. Canada is de
cidedly conservative and hesitates In dis
Major General Leonard Wood haa been
added to th already long list of officers
and officials who have had decorations and
honor given them by foreign governments,
but have had no authorization from con
gress to permit them to receive and wear
them. Prance haa given General Wood the
cross of the Legion of Honor.
But, confound It," he presently ex
ploded, "you testified for the other side at
the last trial."
The alienist calmly smiled.
"My dear, sir." he said, "could I offer
stronger proof of the fact that I am en
tirely unprejudiced?" Cleveland Plain
"AFTER YOU, ALPHONSE."
New York World.
In davs of old when Bobadli
Was sassy to Kl Old.
That pride of Spanish chivalry
Went out to do and did!
tl- ....11.. hi. Lnl.hl. . . f Iraann
IP caiiru inn yr-BB.ui L'uu, ,
And then he quite successfully
Cleaned up th turbaned Moor.
In those old dnys a man thought naught
Of Joining In a atrlfe;
Because his king had summoned him
He gladly gave hts life.
But times iiave changed; new people
even In Castile
To be assured their sacrifice
Will aid the common weal.
Oh, where la Spanish chtvalryf
Alfonao doth lament.
With other things, like rights divine,
Some time ago It went.
Away, till now the common folks,
Who used to gladly die
Because their masters told them to,
Are asking, "Tell us why?"
Alfonso Is a father now; ,
He ought to understand
That other folks have children, ton,
Throughout his native land.
And though he shoots those children down,
I'll bet their last cry haunts,
And he can aee no humor In
"We're after you, Alphonse."
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