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iTATF.MKVT Or CIRCULATION.
Ktata of Nebratka. Pouclaa County s.:
Oeotse B. Tssnhuck. treasurer of The ia
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caya thai (ha actual hun.tK-1 ol full and
complete rople of The Pallv, Morning,
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before ma tlila 2d day of August, law.
(Seal) M. P. WALKER,
gabacrlbers leaving- the city Ir re
perarlly shonld kite The Dee
. mallet them. Address will ba
i ha.ed as often aa reejaeated.
' The medicine-mixers are uniting In
the belief that the trouble with Harri
in an is undigested securities.
The Seattle expo Is to borrow the
great Mormon choir, the largest In the
world. Has Senator Smoot squared it
with all' his enemies? .
Alaska has a coal question and a
farm land question: Until they are
settled Alaska can live comfortably on
the tourists and report keepers.
t Delta county, Colorado has Its ban
ner fruit year and says it raises more
than the Whole 'northwest. More
'fttrenptbty te fruit man's hoe arrn.
: Georgia does not, wait for aviation,
but wants good roads right now. The
price of aeroplanes has convinced
Georgia that now Is the time for maca-
' At any rate, we will have a nonpar
tisan canvass of Nebraska's late state
wide primary, even though a majority
of the canvassing board are repub
licans. At Seattle they played "Dixie" and
"My Maryland," and the crowd
ho led. President Taft's southern
policy must conquer these obstacles or
sit down and' rest.
Now 'that' aviatjon Is not afraid of
wind and rain. It can do ' what it
pleases. The Illinois State fair an
nounces an air ship exhibition, regard
less of the Weather.
TU south has decided that cotton
sold before It is planted will never be
master of Wall street. It is too slow
a crop..' The next step In crop reform
Is awaited with Interest while the race
question is debated. 1
Greek, soldiers ruutlnlng and the
Spanish ktnsj may be dethroned.' News
like .thU ought to make-Abruzzl will
ing to get Into the Elkins family,
where he cin live in peace and never
have to think about bta meals.
We, will not complain because Gov
ernor Shallenberger wears a silk tile
when on exhibition with bis military
staff, but text time be gets in front of
a camera to be photographed won't he
please eee that his hat is on straight?
Count jeppelin reached (he emperor
on , time and the two ' confer about
quirk routes between Berlin and the
French barracks, .The count carries
only eight or ten passengers, but the
price will pay expenses on a daily
schedule while the excitement lasts.
Oi. of the defeated candidates for
the nomination for police Judge in
South Omaha says he is now for an
nexation. This gives us an Idea. Let
us get everyone in South Omaha to
run for office, and then seek annexa
tion converts among the "also rans."
' Jim Hill s construction men are get
ling rush orders, while Harrlman Is
on a regimen, at Arden. At Denver
the Union Pacific executives are work
ing on their steel rail orders. An in
valid magnate cannot atop the wheels.
nor ran the courtesy of one big chief
France Is putting Into effect retalia
tion against our tariff. If there Is one
art of haute politique Franc, cannot
t fiord It Is a retaliation battle with a
.:aiton of women and millinery. It
has always sold us a much as it could
and bought as little. The retaliation
e m-ttt tint Intiff
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Postal Savings Banks.
Since the flrt Grant administra
tion the postal savings' bank has been
a familiar idea to the' American pub
lic. European experience suggested
the practicability and the many ex
tensive regions in America, where sav.
logs banks and commercial banks wen
few and far apart, made it seem a
matter of course, that the postal sav
ings bank would be Introduced. At
first the popular mind dwelt only or
chiefly on the convenience to the peo
ple, alo on the benefit of the habit
of thrift with small sums which has
since the colonial times been strong
In New England. The public yet
hardly grasps the thought that there
is Involved a gigantic fiscal or funding
operation of the government.
A wide difference exists In the sav
ings bank habit between the East and
the West. The savings bank proper
is a trusteeship. The long settled
New England view has made the pri
vate savings bank a safe institution.
But frequent breaches of trust. Im
prudences and losses made It unpopu
lar In the West.
From that unpopularity It has
never fully recovered. In 1908 Massachusetts-savings
banks had nearly
.000,000 depositors and $706,940,596
In deposits. New York had nearly
3,000,000 depositors and $1,378,000,
000 In deposits. , Nebraska had only
14,862 depositors and little more than
$2,000,000 In deposits. The entire
Pacific slope had not a half-million
depositors and little more than $250,
000,000 In deposits. The south has
the same Indifference to private sav
ings banks. It Is from 'the south and
west that a vast Influx of money is to
be expected If the postal savings bank
system Is adopted. President Taft
speaks of "several hundred millions."
The fiscal operation is the invest
ment of tb.e government bonds now
held chiefly by national banks to up
hold their circulation of notes. If our
monetary system Is changed to a cen
tral bank of Issue or to an asset cur
rency, something most be done with
the $731,000,000 of 2 per cent bonds
outstanding, forced by the govern
ment on the national banks that they
may comply with the law under which
they issue circulation. The banks
would lose at least $30,000,000 If they
cashed their bonds .at present prices.
The government Is about to issue a
great volume of 3 per cent bonds. The
$297,000,000 recently authorized Pan
ama bonds are expected to be placed
at 3 per cent. ' Inevitably, without
some means of absorbing the 2 per
cents, these 3 per cents would dislo
cate the market for the bonds of lower
Interest which are now barely above
To provide for these 2 per cent
bonds Is one of the great problems of
the monetary commission. It is one
of the reasons for the readiness of
congress In 1908 to let,. the currency
question stop with an. .emergency
measure and let tha main Issue go
over until after the election and after
the passage of a tariff bill.
Everybody sees that If the people
deposit their savings with the govern
ment, at 2 per' cent or ess Interest,
it is not because of attractive invest
ment In income. It is the govern
ments' absolute security and the con
venient locations of postofflces which
are, expected to attract the savings of
the people. If they do to the extent
of $700,000,000, Mr. Taft's view ' of
the case shows that the people will
In fact lend the money to the gov
ernment and protect the national
banks In the change from a bond-secured
currency to the substitute to be
provided when congress agrees on a
system of currency reform.
Strange Town of Gary.
Any town. that changes, in three
years from 334 population to 15,000,
ranks in impressiveness w(th the great
rushes which have made oil cities,
gold cities. and Oklahoma cities. It
differs from all the rest, even from
model towns' like Pullman, In that the
world was fully posted before a brick
was laid or a pile driven.' The steel
corporation - spread abroad the news
that It was going to build a town at
the bead of Lake Michigan where
thousands of workmen would be em
ployed. In addition tq the immense
plant of the steel trust, the convenient
situation' and facilities are ' to' bring
the universal cement company, the
American Steel and Wire company,
the American Car and Foundry, com
pany and the American Locomotive
company. There la no telling how
many people will dwell in this steel
town In ten years, but there are few
houses. ' Time has not permitted a
great deal of house-mating. The peo
ple are getting along , in "shacks"
without any suffering except from the
crowding and the low rank in cleanli
ness. The hotels are furnished
mainly with cots or small beds.
The town started "wide open," got
disgusted and changed to prohibition
and crusades. The "Patch" is. called
the worst slum in' the world and yet
vice la the violent form is not bad.
The foreign-born workmen have no
relaxations and almost no homes.
They drink under what seems to them
necessity. Hence tne saloons are
flourishing and the streets are paved
with beer bottles even though the
place Is still technically "dry."
This month Gary will finish a $200,
000 school. The steel company will
have at work 14,000 operatives. The
streets are paved to the extent of fif
teen miles between the curbs and
twenty-five of cement sidewalks. The
Steel corporation 'expects to Invest
$75,000,000 in mills. .Other concerns
will add as much more as fast aa the
buildings can be erected. -
Municipal regulation is to be a prob
lem. Weak handling of the saloons,.
will rot ClO t"d rlel't Stringency will
not do. If the lid s kept on too tight
the people will go to other towns to
spend their money. That Is an eco
nomic situation which afreets the bet
ter classes as well as the imported la
borers. The adjustment, will be an
Interesting part of the systetnatizatlon
of this peculiar novelty in making a
Gary has sprung at speed out of
the. marshes and shifting sands of the
Lake Shore. It Is a rich town already
and its optimistic residents see Chi
cago a suburb. The coming of the
strange community Is a romance of the
age of steel.
It seems that someone down east is
possessed of the fear that Uncle Sam's
military men may be overworked with
parades and exhibitions. This fear Is
voiced by the New York Evening Post
Somebody ought to say a word on behalf
of the army at about this sea.mii of country
fairs. Is It or Is It not proper that the
service should be used to make money for
Individuals and associations? This week
there is a "tournament" at Pallas, Tex.;
the Thirteenth Infantry ia marching to one
at Dps Moines, and from there It goes to
one at Omaha. All branches of the service
are to be represented . at Albany at the
Hudson-Fulton celebration. Now, the tax
payer has jt right to see the men for whose
food, lodging and clothing he pays, but
within proper limits. Attendance at pa
rades no one can object to. But giving ex
hibitions at country fairs or "old-home
weeks," or military tournaments gotten up
to make money. Is detrimental to the dig
nity of the service, a waste of time, and a
heavy expense which ought rightly to be
devoted to proper military training. Last
year at St. Joseph tha regular troops were
actually boardid up and admission charged
by the promoters of tha tournament who
were also, of course, owners of the trollty
line that reaped a harvest, .We submit that
If anybody makes money out of the troops
the government ought to, and not get-rich-
quick speculators or managers of country
The Post is unnecessarily alarmed,
because there is no danger that the
army wilf be misused because the
troops returning from practice
marches are to let the people look at
them during the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities
The rulings of the War department
have, been so framed an to protect the
army against unwarranted requisitions
for parade purposes, but distinctly per
mit them "to participate with organ
ized military in camps of instruction,
in local celebrations of a purely patriotic-
nature and In celebrations that
commemorate historical events, ex
hibitions to which government aid has
been- extended and In the annual mili
tary tournament at Madison Square
The point against the use of the
army for private money-making pur
poses is well taken, and If the military
tournaments have been abused by get-
rlch-qulck speculators the abuses
should be stopped? But the tourna
ments are valuable, not only to the
army; but to the public es well, to
whom they convey an educational les
son. As we understand It, the policy
of the War department is to permit
participation in not more than one
such tournament annually in each mil
itary division, and the tournament' for
this division this year Is to be at Dea
Moines. We hope to have one of these
tournaments in the neat future In
Omaha, and see no more reason why
there should be an objection to It from
New York than that we should object
to the military feature of the Hudson-
Fulton celebration or the periodic na
val demonstrations in New York har
We now know why the Increase in
our taxes here "in Omaha for the com
ing year has not brought us great gobs
of tearful sympathy from Lincoln. An
exhibit of the taxes which the Lincoln
taxpayer will be called upon to pay
shows that his next bill will call for
$83.50 on each $1,000 of assessed val
uation, which will be $12.75 more
than he paid the year before. The
Lincoln taxpayer happily is spared the
load of a special water tax for back
hydrant rental under which the Omaha
taxpayer groans, but he has the priv
ilege of putting up an additional $5.50
per $1,000 to make good the license
money which was cut off when Lincoln
went dry which, presumably, is a
water tax, although of a different
We note from an eastern paper that
the Nebraska legislature has been in
terviewed in. the person of Judge W.
8. Shoemaker of the Douglas county
delegation on the subject ?f the in
come tax amendment, and if our leg
islature were only In session "we
would aurely ratify it." We move
that Governor Shallenberger convene
Judge Shoemaker in extra session and
let hm go through the necessary mo
tions. According to the democratic World
Herald Judge Letton is now a great
and good Judge, notwithstanding the
fact that he was elected as a repub
lican, because he Joined the dissenting
democrat on the nonpartisan judiciary
decision. This, however, does not re
verse the World-Herald's ruling that
It is not In the hab.it of supporting re
publican candidates for supreme Judge.
(.ungressman fowlers open letter to
Speaker Cannon Is being treated with con
sideration, although It ia evident that It
was Inspired by personal pique. lies
Moines Register and Leader.
This is the World-Herald's cue to re
monstrate again against republican
newspapers "sneering" at Congress
man Fowler, and to put the Register
and Leader in partnership with Al
drlch and Cannon.
Assistant Secretary Mcliarg made
sure that his resignation waa received
before he told the public that all this
timber reservation Is a foolish dream
aa Jong as Washington aj Oregon
' Pointers on
Winslrle Tribune: Really we do not
know whether we prefer the open primary
to the "closed" one or not. Here the result
has been tha same.
Htockvllle Reptiblican-Paber: J. Albert
Johnson, an avowed socialist, received the
nomination for sheriff on the democratic,
populist and Socialist ticket. That's the
result of the democratic primary law.
Rcrlbner News (dem): The main disap
pointment In connection with the new pri
mary law Is Its, failure to sustain the con
tention that makiug It possible for voters
t cast their ballots without declaring
their party Identity would bring out a
larger vote. In its general operation, how
ever, It cannot be said to ba Inferler to the
Rushvllle Standard: The recent primary
election In Pherldan county will cost the
taxpayers approximately tl.0"0, which Is
something In excess of SI a vote. And all
thin expense principally to find out which
of the eight candldatea running for sheriff
would be the nominee. Let's do away
with tha primary. There Is no sense In
holding two elections.
St. Paul Republican: And now comes the
word from all over of people who want
to repeal the direct' primary law. But
they will never succeed. The people at
large have never yet handed back a
right which they held In their own hands
to the political flxera. Is it possible that
the democrats of the last legislature so
fixed the direot primary, that It would
fall Into III repute because they lacked
the courage to repeal It?
Waterloo Gasette: The open primary is
coming In for Its share of condemnation,
as Its pernicious effect Is' seen in the
returns from over the stste. By means
of the new system, there is nothing to
prevent democrats from nominating re
publicans who may be undesirable, or re
publicans naming democrats who likewise
are weak from a personal and perhaps a
party standpoint. The open primary should
not ba permitted to stand.
Batla Creek Enterprise: Editor Ooldle
of the Wayne Democrat would like to meet
the legislative freak who "Improved" the
primary ballot and compel him to print
them in the few hours allowed by law. He
adds: "Borne damphule goes to Lincoln
with a freak Idea in his head and all the
other damphules vote for It to get some
ridiculous measure of their own invention
put upon the statute books."
Lynch Journal: The state primary Is a
thing of the past and to our minds It Is a
total failure as far aa working any reforms
in politics are concerned. Tha changes '
made by the last legislature were decid
edly for tha bad and the law was formerly
not what It was supposed to be. Tha peo
ple of tha state do not teem to take to the
primary.. We have not the figures at hand
but it must cost Boyd County not less than
$800 and not more than one-fifth of the
voters attended the primary.
Ord Journal: The Journal Is decidedly
opposed to the primary election plan and
has been consistently opposed to it for
three years. We shall ba pleased if the
opposition that it is developing shall gain
auch momentum that It will be an issue
in the next legislative campaign and that
as a result the obnoxious law shall be re
pealed and the atate and counties return
to tha old convention system, where every
thing must be done In the open and every
act "ba known and read of all men."
Battle Creek ' Enterprise: The funda
mental principles of tha primary law can
not ba attacked, "but the wide-open primary
needed biit one' ferial to prove it a vicious
Invention whlch'fidefeats, evan more than
the old corrupt convention system, an im
partial expression of a people's choice of
candldatea. It was contended that with a
wide-open primary many mora would be
induced to vote. While such contention
was not without reason, experience has
taught us that we may Jook for no per
ceptible increase. With a bitter looal fight
In republican ranks, Madison county's vote
was less than 100 mora than last year, and
had not a number of democrats interested
themselves in the selection of republican
candidates the poll would have shown a de
have enough to supply the country for
fifty years. He also knew that one T.
R. waa out of the republic. Mr. Mc
Harg Is a breezy westerner and a
smart lawyer to boot.
The automobile tour promises to be
a constantly more frequent event from
now on and Omaha is located Just
right to be a natural atop-over place
for automobile tourists. It behooves
us to make a special effort to get auto
mobile tourists headed this way, and
then to treat the tourists right when
ever they get here.
Benzoate fades like the glimmering
landscape on tha sight and nobody has
time to explore that pitchblende dis
covery, even though the radium mar
ket Is steady. , The greatest searcher
after knowledge can only wait each
day for his morning paper, while plain
kings and money kings struggle for
the first page.
A Chicago man has discovered a
Chinese city with electric cooking and
public baths. If It had been a trav
eler from anywhere else we should
have aald he was an old circus barker
getting up his practice. Befog from
Chicago, he naturally Is a cortege pro
fessor. Arkansas Is crowding up to honor
Mr. Taft as If It had given htm a ten to
one plurality. Jeff Davis yields to the
enthusiasm of the moment and will
appear In a long-tall coat and a silk
hat. But the red-necks reserve the
right to vote the ticket of Andrew
In a write-up on Chicago as a navi
gation marvel the Record-Herald says
that its hinterland Is the richest on
earth and it Is to become the world's
greatest entrepot. Winnipeg seeks a
canal between Chicago and Hudson
bay. It wishes a look-in on this line
(!' Be Happy Without It.
vmiw Vk.iian. t. itf mmlA If hss liMn
decided by a submamtal majority that you
may eat four grains or It per dam witnout
harmful results. If you can't be happy
without the stuff.
Qaalltleatloa far Diplomats.
New York World.
The reported purchase of tha Pan-American
railroad for $16,000,000 by the United
Rtatea ambassador to Mexico hints at a
new qualification In American diplomatic
representatives A Lowell or a Uotley
cvuia UVIM dvi thvU
crease. The Enterprise is a friend t'f the
primary and to repeal the entire law and
return to corrupt convention piactlcts
would be a step backward for Nebraska
But t want no more of the blanket ballot
like that Inflicted upon us by the late leglx
la I ure. The ninn who Is ashamed (o de
elate his party affiliations before par
ticlpatlng in the party primaries Is not
the man to be of material aid to any part).
and there will be little objection if he re
mains at home on primary election day.
Kxpense cannot be considered as an argu
ment. against the law. It cosia money to
hold conventions and this expense is neces
sarily bor ne by the few. Primary expense
are met by the many, and the cost to the
Individual Is too small to compute.
O'Neill Frontier The primary method
of nominating candidHtes has never been
very warmly commended since it was first
tried In this stale. This year open con
demnation of the system has developed. In
this county about one-sixth 6f the voters
showed an Interest In the nominations by
attending the primaries. The election will
cost the county aboat $1,400. The objection
tu the primary system Is the cost. It is
argued that the little interest in the nomi
nations Is not worth the price. However,
this Is not the fault of the system, but of
the voters. It has some commendable fea
tures. There were clfiht republican candi
dates this year for the three supreme Judge
nominations. The primary was a good way
to settle it.
Fairbury News: There seems to be a
vast difference of opinion among our ex
changes over the state aa to the efficacy
of the open primary. While tt seems to
have been true that old party lines were
deserted everywhere in the selection of
candldatea, if thla waa dona for the pur
pose of selecting the best men for the
various positions. It would be an argu
ment in favor of the law. On the other
hand, if it wm done for the purpose of se
lecting weak candidates who could easily
be beaten, the result would be anything
but salutary. Until it can be determined
to what purpose the privilege was exer
cised, it will be a hard matter to gain a
correct estimate of the law.
Albion News: The fundamental principle
needs to be emphasized, that tha primary
election Is designed by law to give the dif
ferent political parties, and all tha mem
bers thereof, a fair, orderly and lawful
manner of naming their party candidates
for all elective offices. The man who be
longs to a party should not be permitted
to help' govern any other party, and the
man who belongs to no party should not
be permitted to vote in. the primary elec
tion. Consequently the "open" primary
which permits a man of one party to vote
at all in the primary, is not an exemplifica
tion of honesty, fairness or Justice. The
direct primary Is the "best scheme yet de
vised for the nomination of candidates, but
the attempt to depopularlze It made by the
last legislature must be corrected.
Nellgh Leader: Within the last month
th writer has made considerable effort to
obtain expressions from the public regard
ing the primary election law. With but one
exception there has been open and em
phatic condemnation of the law, and espe
cially as It is amended by the last legis
lature. The next legislature will do- wisely
to repeal the law In its entirety, This
action is almost unlverrally demanded, and
will lessen naterlally the expenses of the
counties and state, wl lch are becoming
buidcnsome. The Leader cannot be charged
with other than good motives in condemn
ing the law, which has been a source of
corslderable revenue, averaging from $100
to $200 yearly. This could De Increased
trormously by a holdup of the candidates,
such as is practiced In some localities, and
is another and not insignificant objection
to the present primary system. Of course,
If the law Is repealed tMs paper and others
would lose the legitimate profit on this
business. Yet it should go to the scrap
heap, with other Impracticable measures.
The theory of the law Is right, but in prac
tice it is condemned by more than nine
tenths of the voters and taxpayers. If
there Is a difference, democrata condemn
the law with more vehemence than the
STRIKES WITHOl'T UNIONS.
Cnorsanlsed Bodlea Put Vp Fierce
Union labor may well ask the country
to consider carefully one lesson of m the
bloody and destructive strike at the works
of the Pressed Steel Car company, near
Pittsburg. It is not a union-made or unlon
gulded strike. It la the work of men who
did not belong to any labor organisation.
They were not led or urged by agenta of
any union. They did not act under outside
coaching or Incitement. And they struck
with unusual violence and bitterness and
brought on much loss of life In savage
fighting between strikers and officers of
Many excellent people believe that If
there were no labor organizations there
would be no atrlkes. They dislike Industrial
disturbances and conflicts, and therefore
they are unfriendly to labor unions. They
picture to themselves a country free from
strikes and the violence and other evils
which such warfare entails, If that country
were without labor organizations. It is
not an uncommon delusion, and now the
bloody work done at Schoenville and Mc
Kees Rocks shows how absurd such notions
In many cases the fields of industry
which are most nearly free from strikes are
highly organized. The most lasting peace
and the surest, In the labor world, seems
to be the fruit of long-time agreements
between employers and strong, well-led
labor unions. There is no guarantee of
peace, or anything which deserves It, in
Industrial conditions such as have existed
in the big plant of the Pressed Hteel Car
company, with its non-union force of
laborers from many of the most backward
districts of Europe, subjected to harsh
rules and oppressive methods.
Prospective Plenty Where Needed.
Famine and plague are the usual terrible
accompaniments of crop failures in India,
where 300.000.000 people are dependent upon
thA Vrlv nlltflirn rt tha V, a rir.mt This
year the outlook for good crops Is very
promising. Tiiere have been plentiful ralna
and the chances are favorable for a sea
son of health and plenty. Last year the
snort crops In Hindustan Inflicted a money
loss upon the people estimated at not less
than $JW).OU0,0o0. The people of the United
States, rejoicing In their own abundance,
will gladly note the prospective plenty for
the swarming millions of the east during
the next twelve months.
Kaaniple of Filial Loyalty.
Cleveland Plain I tiler.
President Taft seta the fathers of tha
nation an example In the manner In which
he has trained his sons to perform their
filial duty. Whenever the president tires
of a round of solf, one of the boys steps
In and continues the game for him.
Drlllas l.te Wires.
New Tor Herald.
Tha fact that a man shocked by 2.300
volts of electricity waa rendered Immune
by swallowing his "chaw" of tobacco
ought to give the publicity promoters of
C t : 1
The Steady Growth
of this bank hns boon particularly noticeable
in the exclusive
An ideal place for the transaction of financial
business, for meeting friends, and for rest after
a, - '
THE SICE MAN AT ARTJEN.
Washington Herald: Mr. Harrlman has
ona marked advantage over the average
man. The wlsard Is financially able to take
a long rest after his vacation.
Chicago Tribune: Mr. Harrlman'a mys
terious ailment Is one of the high-priced
and exoluRive kind. The doctors are about
to try a few million dollars' worth of ra
dium on It.
Philadelphia Record. The reappeaiance
of Harrlman in this hemisphere has awak
ened far more interest than the return of
tha Halley oomet, for which tha atar-gasers
are nightly searching the skies.
San Francisco Chronicle: E. H. Harrl
man has no time for champagne baths, al
though It Is admitted that ha has the
money. Host people have plenty of time
for champagne baths, either Internal or ex
ternal, preferably tha former, but no
Charleston News and Courier: He haa
won all that human Ingenuity can give.
He has made of himself a king. He has
lost that which even the poorest of us can
have. The spectacle Is sad, yet If he has
constructed as he believes he has, no man
Is more entitled to the gratitude and honor
of his countrymen.
New York Sun: It seems that no physi
cian, surgeon or other scientific authority
has so far been able to determine what is
tha matter with Mr. Harrlman. That he is
subject to some serious physical disability
is obvious; but, except In the columns of an
officious, solicitous and wonderfully Intelli
gent press. It Is nowhere made to appear
Just what It Is that Is wrong. May we per
mit ourselves to Indulge In the diagnosis
that whatever be the nature of Mr. Harrl
man'a malady Its scat Is not In his head?
BOX OFFICE! DEMOCRATS.
The (biotsaqss as Training Lrhool
New Tork World.
Are the great political leaders of the fu
ture to come from the Chautauquas? In
particular, is the democratlo party to find
deliverance and a deliverer at the Chau
tauquas? Are the Chautauquas to consume
the time and waste the energies of demo
crats of prominence
In all parts of the oountry. but especially
In the west, tha Chautauqua idea as de
veloped In western New Tork, has been
adopted, enlarged upon, and In many cases
travestied and cheapened- There is a de
mand from these center of learnings and
idleness for new sensations. - There is a
premium upon extravagance of speech.
There Is keen appreciation of exaggeration.
Extremists with paramount Issues and sen
sationalists with violent words and revolu
tionary plans furnish amusement and are
briefly In favor. Men of wisdom and Judg
ment and soberness of speech de not last
long on the Chautauqua circuit.
Everything in this world haa Its uses, but
la a career as a Chautauquan declalmer,
no matter how profitable it may be finan
cially, calculated to equip a man for demo
cratic leadership? We do not find that
the party chieftains of the past underwent
such training In stage arts. No one held
the door and sold tickets tor Jefferson and
Jackson. Douglas. Ttlden and Cleveland
advertised their party, not themselves. Not
one of these leaders made gain of his
democracy. Jill of them in their day were
acclaimed by the people, but popularity of
the Chautauqua variety waa denied to
them. If they were alive now, how many
Chautauquana would care to see and bear
them In their true characters?
Excellent aa ts tha original Chautauqua
Idea, It never contemplated the training of
democrats. In Its lowest estimate the
Chautauqua Is a tawdry money maker, ap
pealing to eurioalty and the emotions rather
than to the better qualities of the mind.
Long experience In these places may add
to an orator's theatricalism, stimulate
whatever la freakish In his nature, and
generally weaken his sense of responsibil
ity, but It cannot ground htm In democ
racy or In the well considered respect of
Too many aspiring democrats are follow
ing one conspicuous example In this mat
ter. They are making mistakes. The
Chautauquas do not elect democratic presi
dents. The Chautauquana must be enter
tained; they pay the price at the gatei
they forget one apeaker aa soon as another
ts announced. The democracy must be de
livered from demagogy and atrange doc
trines; It oalla for sound principles and
workable ideaa; It will pay not In gate
money, but In everlasting honor and fame.
Los a4 Short of It.
Tha Pittsburg millionaire who recently
left his whole fortune to his widow in a
will of twelve typewritten lines waa beaten
all hollow by an Englishman who died a
few years ago. His will said: "Ail to
mother." Last winter another Englishman
left 1100.000 In a will of M.000 words, said to
be tha longest on record.
When your stomach
for ten mornings then keep on eating
it. It keeps the stomach sweet and clean
and the bowels healthy and active.
Gapital s $500,000,00
Surplus & Profits 700,000.00
Baltimore Is about to open a new ceme
tery. Bargain rates for funerals rreatea a
The "melancholy days" are those pain
fully ahort ones which mark the end of the
amall boys' vacation.
The Kansas "Incubator bahy" should
have a more oourtly designation. It was
In tha Incubator five days and In the courta
The senatorial eontest In Mississippi has
reached an Interesting stage. A. J. Mc
Laurin, tha Incumbent, and ex-Governor
J. K. Vardaman are already avowed candi
dates and It Is now rumored that a third
aspirant may enter the struggle.
Tha report that former Senator Black
burn of Kentucky wants to come hulaa
from Panama, where he Is serving aV
governor of the ctvnal gone, may nut be
true. Mr Blackburn Is being well taken
care of and the mosquito nettings keep
The sheriffs of five New Tork counties
were hosts at a clam bake at Rye, at
which tha guests put under their waist
bands four'tons of clams. 1,000 lobsters, 400
chickens, six barrels of potatoes. 800 pounds
of fish and 8,000 tars of corn. It Is under
stood the hosts have a cinch on renomlna
tlon. W. 8. Fielding, Canadian minister of fi
nance, raises and spunds hundred mil
lion dollars a year on a $7,000 salary, whloh
is as low a commission as can be got any
where. Mr. Fielding Is the only prominent
member left of the old cabinet that gath
ered about 8lr Wilfred Laurler In 1MW, hav
ing held his position twelve years.
Teaoher William, where is the capital of
me Liiin-a states locatear .
timall Boy My Daw suvs It's either In
Pr, iv iHen.'n nr DnriL-ill atA k. ain't .,-
certain which. Chicago Tribune.
Barber Did that bottle of hair restorer
I sold you do you any good?
Customer yea. Indeed; it kept me from
wasting my money on any mora. Boston
Mrs. Hayseed (lndlirnantly Here's an
article, Hiram, that sea in Formosa a wife
Mr. nayseeci - tarter -some thought)
Wa-ai. 1 reckon a aood wife's wuh It
'Are the colors fast In that now tiih mutt
I bought, Jane?"
"That depends on how you look at it.
ma am. '
"What do you mean, Jane?"
"V'ell, when I went to wash IKfd call
em fast the way them colors ran.-Balti-
Hyker Have you heard the results of tha
bast ball game today?
Hyker Vt hlch won-the home team or
the umpire? Chicago News.
'Father." said Little Hollo, "what is tha
difference between farming and agricul
"Well, my aon, for farming you needta
plow and a harrow and a lot of other Im
plements, and for. agriculture all you need
is a pencil and a piece of paper." Wash-' .
."Ah I Back from your vacation, I ve.
Did you find what you wantrtr an ob
scure little village, far away from civlllxa-
"My boy, It exceeded my wildest dresms.
Why, that town didn't even Issue suuvanlr
post cards!" Cleveland Leader.
"I saw that fellow over there the other
day In a room full of ladles, and he Just
puffed away without a word."
"Wasn't he rude?"
"Can't mrv that: vnu see. he's a hslr.
dresser." Baltimore American.
WHEN YOIT ARE BROKE. .
When yuu are broke,
To left or right
Appears no stiuke , r
of luck In eight.
You've got to live;"
You break the Ice
With friends they give '
You good advice.
Whrn not a sou
, Ik In your purse .
W hate'er you do j.
Makes matUrs worse .
Comes promise fair
Of wealth to you, . .
A chanue most rare .
For dollars few.
When you are broke
And long to meet
A cheery bloke
Who'll atand a treat
Each man you see
Is 'feeling blue,
And says that ho '
Is hard up, too. ,
When you are broke .. .
And not a cent
Can you evoke '..
For food pr rent, , ,.
To get thla Hoc:
"Sir. please remit," ' "
Is humor fine
The case to fit.'
When you are broke " t
Your hopes so fair
flo up In smoke
And then you swear.
When thus yuu're struck
It Is no Jnke.
Tou're out of luok '
When you are broke.
goes out of business
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