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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1912.
THE OMAHA DAILY. BEE
FOUNDEf BY EDWARD ROSEWATER
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abeerlbor leaving the city
temponurllr should hare The
Be malic 1 to then. Address
will b ansae as eftem as
Boot for Omaha in hot weather
"ie same as la cold. '
; After the Fourth a small thrift
'of peac and quietude. y
Counted your fingers? Yes? How
about Willie's and Johnnie's?
- Now for one more year we may
feel sure we ere a free and Independ
In making it a glorious Fourth,
trust you did nothing to make It an
Of course our great reform sheriff
sever sew the pott announcements of
that "boxing contest" prize fight.
Old King George might get a lot
of sweet revenge for bis former
American colonies could he only run
jhit eye down the casualty list on
tne morning after.
Just suppose the third term can
dldate nominated by the Chicago
convention and the Taft supporters
acting ugly, what would . the candt
dates on the ticket be saying?
A Pennsylvania health commis
sioner says, "the family cat must
go." Perhaps, but be doubtless
knows about the proverbial power
of, the family cat to come back.
Mr. Bryan boasts that Dr. Wilson
was nominated without the aid or
consent of Murphy's ninety "wax fig
lures." But not without Roger 8ul
jlivan's fifty-eight, or Tom Taggart's
'bunch. . .
It turns out that the bondholders
of our Independent telephone would
have got more money had the plant
gone to Immediate sale without a
receivership. Not, however, with the
receiver and the lawyers for the re
ceiver. It is gratifying to know that the
'poll of the Nebraska delegation that
.forced Bryan to explain bis desertion
of Clack for Wilson was precipitated
by Senator Hitchcock. Were it not
Tor this, the presence of Senator
Hitchcock as a delegate in Baltimore
might have been overlooked.
When the eighty or ninety
"tainted' delegates. already re
Id uced' to fifty-seven by the Chicago
(Tribuneare aifted down. It will be
found that not over twenty-five are
really In controversy on a question of
jconfllcting evidence upon which any
itwo honest men have a right to dif
fer and each to take the benefit of
tthe doubt. V
If anyone wants to go into a third
party nothing can atop him. and here
In Nebraska the formation of new
political parties . is particularly pro
vided for by statute. All that is
seeded is to hold a mass convention
and set the machinery in motion sub
ject only to the limitation that the
names of the old parties be not In
Governor Aldrich says his open
meeting talk about a "yellow dog"
did not refer to President Taft. All
right, governor, but the incident still
points out the urgent need of using
language that does not invite two
constructions. When you have some
thing to ear that yon Just can't keep
tack, why don't aay It at least not
until yon have slept on It over night
When Mr. Bryan Jumped onto Un
derwood last winter as being a Wall
street tool, Underwood came back In
. a big public defense, beginning some
thing like this: "It it were only a
personal matter I would let this pass
without reply, but, etc." In the con
ventlon when Bryan makes a similar
dig at Clark. Clark replies with the
same kind of hot air. Oh, yes, they
are terribly pained tor the other fel
low, the party and all that
Rirer Bank Embellishment -Most
strangers visiting Omaha see
the city first from the river bank.
That the first impression should and
could be better we all regretfully ad
mit. Not that Omaha Is the only city
that has been neglectful in this re
spect, as witness this outburst from
the Louisville Courier-Journal with
reference to the river bank side of
the Kentucky metropolis:
As a matter of civic pride cities ought
to look more closely after the conditions
along the river banks. In many cases
river fronts are so carelessly kept as to
become eyesores, where, with the needed
attention, they could be made sanitary
and attractive. There Is no excuse for
allowing a river to become a dumping
ground. Refuse thrown In or along a
navigable waterway becomes an obstruc
tion to navigation and Is also a menace
to health and an! offense to decency. It
Is a bad advertisement for any city which
professes to be up to date and on no ac
count should It be tolerated.
What the Courier-Journal here
says is directly applicable to our own
city. In working for a bigger, better
and more beautiful Omaha, the
reformation of the river bank should
have an Important place In' our civic
Butchery Masked as War.
If there be half truth In the report
of Mexican rebels blowing up a fed
eral train of twenty cars and killing
all the passengers, it only goes to
emphasize the fact that ordinary
warfare hat been supplanted In Mex
ico by a reign of terror and atrocity
little short of butchery. For weeks
reports have indicated a spirit of
savagery on the part of the rebels,
an evident purpose to Inflict torture
and suffering, regardless of all else.
Perhaps nothing else than this was
to have been expected as the culmi
nation of events in a land of Mex
ico's traditions and temperament.
President Madero is now being
hailed as of "the stature of states
manship" that is to say, he has
finally succeeded in overpowering or
ganized warfare, but his tack re
mains to extinguish the embers of
disorganized and Inhuman outlawry.
And this seems, to be a task fully
commensurate with the ' stature of
; The plan to reuolve the varied lys
tems of shorthand into one composite
national standard is good. Short
hand cuts a large figure in business
and professional life, larger than
most people realise, and should be
made just as serviceable as possible.
Vast Improvement is possible by re
ducing the multiplicity of phonetic
writing 'systems to one that shall be
accepted as the standard everywhere
and uniformly taught in the public
and private schools and practiced in
all lines of work. This would tend
at once to promote the progress of
shorthand writing and multiply Us
At the same time, if those who are
attempting this reform can also de
vise a system that will make stenog
raphers better at spelling, punctuat
ing and In the use of capitals they
will enhance the value of their work.
The average stenographer, to say
nothing of spelling and punctuating,
uses capital letters almost as freely
as George Ade in bis "Fables in
Slang" and with just about as little
discrimination. The genus stenog
rapher must be taught that way or
he or she would not have to be
broken of the habit later. There is
genuine merit in this movement of
standardizing shorthand, particularly
if it also standardises English spell
ing and composition.
Anthracite Going Up.
Scarcely had the anthracite min
ers' wages been slightly raised than
the prices of coal go up. Perhaps
this was to have been expected as a
matter of course, though prices to
the consumer were already out of
proportion with wages to the miner.
The demand for coal is reported
to be quite active, especially near
the mine. Foreign supplies had run
low and so had supplies along the
Atlantic seaboard, largely as a result
of the temporary suspension of work
in the mines of Pennsylvania and
England. This, very naturally, of
fers the excuse for the advance in
price, in addition to the little in
crease made in the wages of the men
who spend their days down in deep
.Consumers will be disposed to
worry little over the prospect of
paying more for their coal next win
ter, however, Just now. If there
could be an ideal time for boosting
the prices of winter fuel, surely it is
now with the elements supplying an
excess of warmth, even for the cold
est blooded. It anthracite stays up,
the outcry will be heard in the early
The Chicago Tribune did not al
ways believe ln third parties.
Twenty years ago when Judge G res-
ham refused the nomination for pres
ident of the people's party conven
tion ln Omaha, the Tribune ob
Judge Oresbaa would rather , be. right
than to be presidential candidate of the
party of cranks.
Our democratic senator wants it
thoroughly understood that he and
two other delegates to Baltimore re
mained faithful to the Instructions
voted on them by Mthe people." No
aeperalona on eolleagoea who re
pudiated the presidential preference
primary at the tint opportunity.
PERSONAL PHASES OF WILSON
By Victor Rosewater, Editor of The Bee.
My acquaintance with Wood row Wilson
dates back to my college days at Johns
Hopkins university. He had been a
student there, had completed his gradu
ate work and received his degree, and
already become a teacher of history at
Bryn Mawr before my advent there, but
he retained a lectureship In administra
tive law, coming back to Baltimore each
winter for six weeks to conduct his
courses. Although the Wilson lectures
were intended primarily for graduate
students in the department of history
and political economy, I was permitted
to attend along with two or three other
undergraduates who had made known
their desire to take on this extra work.
The relation would doubtless have re
mained a mere classroom acquaintance
except for another Incident which brought
about a closer association.
Shortly after entering Johns Hopkins
I had joined a debating society which
went by the euphonious name of the
"Hopkins House of Commons," and
which was a miniature model, so far as
it could be so made, of the British
House of Commons. We had a speaker
and a ministry, an opposition party and
party whips, and all the ornamental ap
pendages. Meetings were held once
every week or two during the winter,
great measures of state were introduced,
debated and put through all the stages
of parliamentary practice, failure of the
bill being equivalent to the upsetting of
the ministry and followed by formation
of a new cabinet by the opposition head
and his lieutenants. In this respect the
Hopkins House of Commons was unique,
and for these unique features, as well
as for its organization, I soon learned
It was Indebted to a group of former
students who had thus given practical
effect to an idea of Woodrow Wilson's.
These men, among whom were also Al
bert Shaw, now editor of the Review of
Reviews; Wallace H. Page, now editor
of the World'i Work; J. Franklin Jamie
eon, latsr professor In Brown university
John H. Flnley, now president of the
University of New York, and several
others who have attained prominence,
naturally regarded this society as their
personal creation, and whenever an op
portunity offsrsd came Into Its sessions
as visitors, participating again in the de-
bate and in the proceedings. And so
Woodrew Wilson during the six weeks
that he lectured each year at Johns Hop-
kins became again a member et the
Hopkins House of Commons, and mixed
Trend of Affair Noted by
Poet Exchange Problem,
More or less difficulty continues to be -
encountered by the military authorities
on account of the distinctive Institutions
at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., where is
located on one reservation two posts
the military pott proper, In which are
Included the service schools, and the
United States military prison, each
entirely separate from the other and
maintaining post exchanges respectively.
The commanding officer of the Seventh
lrifantrv. a elmn atati. with l,
band at the military post proper, has
, -' ...Q....V..W .'.UV',I .. . l, . va
asked the war department whether the
band of his regiment is entitled to share
in the profits of the exchange maintained
in the military prison.
"""" to this order, the army used 1 sizes, the
New Adjutant General. ntVy 8, and the other departments 54
Consideration appear to have bn sizes. The prescribed proportions are
given d;W the past week of the record those in use by the navy. All flags with
fit several officers with a view to the hoist of over five feet must contain forty
nomination of a new chief of the adju- eight stars in the union; with hoists of
tant general's department The president less than five feet, the union must con
called for all the papers In certain cases tain thirteen stars. Another change rec
tor the purpose of ascertaining what ommended by the board was that one
was on file lnthe War department con- tlag he adopted for the use of the presl.
cernlng the officers who have been dnt At present the army uses red and
recommended for appointment These e navy blue for the field of the presl
recommendations have come from the dnt' tlag. The president's flag was ea
mllitery authorities, as well as from tabllshed by the navy regulations in 188J
representatives and senators, the con-
gresalonal contributors Including demo-
erata as well as republicans It was es-
peeted that the nomination would be
made on Thursday at the time the presl-
dent sent to the senate the names of Wt7 A(pM,mMt
ft r.i w-.t. v. . As has been forecasted
.. ... ovitm.wH uw m major
general and General Edwards and Col
onels Chase and MoClernand to be
brigadier generals. Until the appoint-
ment I. announced there is likely to be
no change ln the situation which has
prevailed for some weeks and which finds
the selection presumably confined to
Colonels H. O. S. Helstand, George
Andrews and Henry P. McCain. :
New Army Teat.
HIL. 1 -ft . ... ...
sr aepariment nas adopted a
,, t.ii .... n - . , ,
hitherto In use. The new tent will afford
room for three officers, as now required
by field service regulations in the
field, one tent sheltering the company
otfloers-e, captain and two lieutenants.
The wall tent now ln service does not
afford sufficient accommodations for
three occupants, while the new wall
tent win he found more commodioua
more easily pitched, more stable ln the' 11 " "P014 tht 006 ot these pros
wind, with only one pole, Instead of PcUve vacancies will go, to a colonel
three, and more satisfactory for every of th9 coast ""'H' nd the other to
purpose than the common and wall
tents, The new tent Is exactly like the
pyramldal tent now issued to troops.
excepting that It is on a reduced scale,
being nine feet square on the ground
space. The adoption ot this tent is the
result of experiments which were on-
ducted by the Seventeenth infantry, to
which was Issued a provisional type of
tent which furnished the basis of alter-
ations adopted in the approved article,
Standardising the Flast.
A board composed ot representatives
ef the nine departments of the govern-
ment, which met in the Navy department
SeancaUKfcU at Se.
Apropos the discussion regarding the
utility of eaxobllghU on ocean steamers,
It Is Interesting to note that e big Ger
man liner has Just arrived et New York
with one of these devices en Its bow. It
is stated that the beam thrown wee so
powerful that those on the bridge could
read the uune oa the Scotland lightship
when It was a mile away. A thorough
trial Is to be given the searchlight by
this, vessel and upon the report ot the
captain will depend Its adoption on all
the ehlpe of that line. A practical experi
ment of this kind is more valuable than
columns of printed dlacusstou.
. . Political Loostkolea.
There la always a loophole for the can
didate woo wanta one to crawl through.
It will bo remembered that Mr. Rooevolt
wrote to the "seven little governors,"
among whom was the quitting Hadlor:
In. as It were, with those who had suc
ceeded the founders of that ancient and
honorable Institution. This mixlng-ln
brought everybody closer together, much
closer than would merely classroom eon
tact. After we both left Johns Hopkins
occasions for meeting were more rare.
I would see Dr. Wilson at Joint meet
ings of the American Historical and
Economic associations, and at various
festive university functions. ' Ve were
both guests at a mid-day banquet tend
ered in St. Louis shortly before the
Louisiana Purchase exposition, and I
last saw him when he was entertained
in Omaha during his recent tour
of the west, when he was as cordial
as ever, although frankly recognizing
the political antagonism growing out
of opposite party affiliations and activ
ities. It may be Interesting to recall, too,
that when plans were underway for the
celebration of Omaha's semi-centennial
anniversary, President Wilson of Prince
ton was at the head of our list of
desirable speakers, and as chairman of
the executive committee in charge, I
wrote to him asking whether he was in
position to consider a formal invitation,
and received the following reply:
Princeton, New Jersey, March 7, 1904.
My Dear Mr. Rosewater: I esteem it
a great compliment that I should be
asked to consider an Invitation to deliver
the oration at the approaching cele
bration of the seml-centlnnial of the
anniversary of the founding of Omaha
and the territorial organization of Ne
braska, and ean assure you that it
would give me the greatest pleasure
to accept such an Invitation If it were
possible for me to do so; but my engage
ments are already too many. It would
be literally Impossible for me to pre
pare an oration within the time now
remaining, even if I could at the date
named conscientiously absent myself
from Princeton. It Is a date so nearly
on the eve of our commencement that,
I fear, I should In any case be obliged
to decline an Invitation which would
Involve my going to a distant place at
Pray accept my wannest thanks for
your kind letter and convey to the com
mlttee In charge of the celebration my
heartiest expressions of obligation and
regret Very sincerely yours.
The committee later extended the invi
tation to Hon. Henry Eetabrook, who,
It will be remembered, delivered the
semi-centennial address In our new
Auditorium, Jest then ready for oceu-
pancy. The fact that Woodrow Wilson
was also asked to speak has not before
been made public
IN ARMY CIRCLES
Army and Navy Register.
library on June 1 to consider the subject
of standard dimensions for the national
flag and Union Jack, has submitted its
report, and an executive order signed by
the president, officially prescribing the
relative, dimensions of the national flag,
' printed elsewhere in this issue. At
Present the army uses flags of different
proportions from those of the navy, while
the flags flown from the buildings of the
other seven departments are different
from either. On and after July 4 all
national flags must conform to the tot-
, . ...
w,m pf,7ruo, . .
of union, 7-18; fly of union, .76; width of
each stripe, 1-13. The executive order
prescribes twelve sizes of flags, from a
10-foot hoist tos a 1.31-foot hoist . Prior
wni, tn rmy t'ea a president's
fla ln lm The Pre8ldent ha decided
th. J f,op of the field ol hl$ XIa
,h b ue"
columns tor several weeks, the president
on Thursday sent to the senate the nomi
nation of Brigadier General W. W
v isjstuici Notivi ai via, i ciiiO xv. bunftiQB,
chief of the insular bureau, and Col
onels O. F. Chase and E. J. McClemand,
of the cavalry arm, to be brigadier gen
erals. One result of these appointments
will be to create a vacancy at the head
Of the Insular bureau. It is expected that
Colonel Rrank Mclntyre of the infantry
m win uc. ldu io ouuceeu vren-
has earned by his performance of duty
as the principal assistant of the head
of the bureau of Insular affairs. Presi
dent Taft will have the opportunity of
appointing two more brigadier generals
before March 4, 1913, since Colonel Chase
retires by operation of law on July 29
and Colonel McClemand will reach the
retiring age on December 29 of this year,
onej oi iniantry. Among tnose
nmM rrom tn or'' branch are Col-
meli C' J' Btt F- 8. Strong and J.
"w,Mer' th lMt nn being the
Mnlor officer of the grade. Among those
nm"1 upder consideration ln the in-
ntry trni re Colonels F. W. Mans,
fteld- 3- T Van Oale. C. T. Cowles,
A. Green, and E. F. Glenn. The list
ot "eUgibles" are not by any means con
fined V) colonels of the line, one Junior
officer who hag been mentioned being
Captain Charles R. . Howland, Twenty-
first infantry, who is on duty in the
office et the Judge advocate general of
'1 will accept the nomination for presi
dent if it is tendered to me, and I will
adhere to this decision until the conven
tion has expressed Its preference." The
convention has expressed Its preference,
but In the emergency he nominates him
self. Atari tfco FtaJafc.
Mew York World.
The Louisiana legislature has finally
approved the ' income-tax amendment to
the constitution ot the United States. A
year ago it was recorded in the negative.
Among the new legislatures to be elected
this fall should be found enough to fur
nish a few voters in favor of ratifica
tion that are needed to make up the re
quired three-fourths of the states.
St Louis GtoberDemocrat.
The beet thing in the political situation
la the tact that one a aad aaa ticket
la la the field.
IhisDay in Omalia
COMPILED FROM BfcE
Thirty Years Ago
The examination for teachers for posi
tion ln the public schools Is in progress
at the high school.
A special train came in from Denver
with General Passenger Agent P. S.
Eustls on board.
C. H. Hendricks, who lost a Turkish
leather pocketbook at the Union Paclflo
Athletic association grounds, would like
to have It returned to him and no ques
A call for a meeting ot the Nebraska
8tate Stenographers' association is over
the came of John T. Bell, president, and
J. B. Haynes, assistant secretary.
General Crook, accompanied by his
aides, Captains Roberta and Bourke, has
gone to Fort Bridger and the Ute agency.
S. J. Burgstrom, one of the oldest
clothing salesmen in Omaha, has gone
to Chicago to Join his family and pass
the summer ln the east
S. E. Locke ot the White Lead works
has gone to Ban Francisco.
J. B. Mackey, the bonanza king, was a
westbound passenger, the only one of
the kings who does not travel ln a spe
A Missouri Pacific officers' party, in
cluding Vice President R. S. Hayes.
General Superintendent Talmage and
H. M. Hoxie went east over the Rock
Twenty Years Ago
V. O. Strlckler and Paul vandervoort
told the national committee of the peo
ple's party that the people of Omaha
would like to have the committee set up
Its national headquarters here and would
offer inducements to that and. The rumor
gained currency in this connection that
Dr. S. D. Mercer, chairman of the state
repulbican organization, was thinking of
resigning his position and going over to
the third party, but Dr. Mercer vigor
ously denied it.
Mayor Bemis sent to the city council a
message naming for members of the
library board 8. L. Reed. 8. V. Morse and
Frank Haller. He also named St. A. D.
Balcombe for the Board of Public Works
to succeed A. G. Egbert, whose term ex
The porches of (he Merrlam were
crowded in the evening by a large party
of the young friends of Master Rae
Hobble, who was preparing to leave with
his parents tor their summer home on
Lake Michigan. Among the large number
present were Helen Hoagland, Emma
Crandall, Emma Sherwood, Florence
Morse, Louise Squires, Mabel Brown,
Mabel Taylor, Bus Coipetser, Jessie Dick
inson, Birdie Balbach, Bert Morse, George
Purvlss, Bam Morse, Henry Clarke, Gor
don Clark, Joe Barker, Fred Lake, 8em
Burns, Arthur Carter, Bam Lowe and
Ten Years Agi
The cornerstone of the Auditorium,
whose installation had been delayed and
postponed because ef rain, was finally
laid. President F. E. Sanborn of the
Auditorium company, figuratively, at
least, laid it. Senator Millard made the
principal address, T. J. Mahoney spoke
from the Auditorium company's stand
point and J. R. Lehmer read off a list
of articles that went ln with the stone.
Acting Mayor Myron D. Karr made the
first address. - t.
With old "Pop" Eyler's hoodoo working
overtime Denver trimmed Omaha, the
Western leaders, to S, at Vinton street
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dempster .re
turned from a visit to the battlefield of
Shiloh, where Mr. Dempster participated
as a union soldier. It was his first
visit to the old field since 1861.
J. A. Swanson and O. E. Berg, who
have leased the old Continental corner
at Fifteenth and Douglas streets, left for
the east to lay ln supplies for a clothing
and gents' furnishing store.
Miss Nell Malone of the public library
force suffered a shattering ot the left
hipbone when she was thrown from a
street car at Tenth and Douglas streets.
She was with her uncle. Count Creighton,
and a party of young people, returning
from Council Bluffs, and they were Ret
ting off at that comer to change cars
when the accident occurred.
People Talked About
Seven thousand careloads of Georgia
peaehes are coming up north, to match
cheeks with summer glris.
For some unaccountable reason old
Father Adam, the original monopolist, es
capes the political convention, hammer.
Whence comes his pull? .
Carter Harrison ot Chicago has re
covered his brown fedora . kicked out of
the ring at Baltimore. According to Chi
cago estimates It will take a week or
more to recover his official temper.
A class of 110 lawyers admitted to
practice In Ohio and a class of 170 sim
ilarly commissioned in Missouri eases the
strain ef the office chasing the man ln
Misses Henna. Jessie and Susan Dean,
sisters, were married on the same day
at Toledo, O., last week, the ceremonies
being performed by the same clergyman.
All of them are teachers in the Toledo
Unsympathetic souls who enjoy the
perplexities of politicians can pluck a
smile or two from Congressman Long
worth's troubles. As Nick persists in
being regular he la promised the cruel
exercise ot running against a candidate
ot his father-in-law's party.
Congressman Red field of New Tork, an
open-faced candidate tor the vice presi
dency, committed the tactical blunder ot
exhibiting fourteen inches of whiskers
at Baltimore. The exhibit whisked him
into the reactionary class and cooked his
The national bureau ot statistics shows
that for the past fiscal year 200.000,000
have been spent on women's dress ln this
country, standing alone the figures are
Impressive, but beside the male, drink
bill for the same period they are the
essence of economy. Come again.
t Prof. William Watson Goodwin, the
noted Greek scholar, who died in Cam'
bridge, Mass., a few days ago, left to
Harvard univwsity (16,000 to found a
scholarship tor graduate students tn
classic Uterature or, archaeology. '
. Alfred I. SeUgman. who was killed ln
an automobile accident tn New York, was
the youngest ot the noted brothers, who
aa bankers are among the best known
financiers la the world. He did not have
so strong a business bent aa the others
ot the famQy. Conaequeotly he retired
from finance several years ago and de
I voted Ma time to sculpture. Be achieved
liwnarkatle aoocan In tfco artistic field.
THE BED BANDANNA.
Misappropriation ot Emblem
Ohio's Old Roman.
St. Louis Republic.
If protest were not ln vain we should
protest against the adoption of the ban
danna handkerchief as the emblem of
the Roosevelt party and the banner ot
RooBevelt himself. There was a man,
born ln the Old Dominion when the war
of 1812 was but a year old, whose symbol
was the red bandanna.
He saw the red bandanna first tied
round the head of his old slave mammy.
He took it with him in pioneering days
to Chllllcothe, O., once , the capital of the
Northwest territory. When in 1843 he
went to Washington as a congressman
its gaudy folds dangled from the pocket
of his swallow-tailed coat. As chief Jus
tlce of his state he dusted the snuff from
the end of his Judicial nose with that
same square of figured cotton, and back
it went to Washington when he beat Ben
Wade for the senate. With it he waved
defiance at the Union Pacific and all Its
hosts as he made them bear their Just
obligations to the country, and it fluttered
in his clinched fist when he expounded
the constitution as few other men ever
did. A whole new generation came to
know that red bandanna when he toured
the country as a candidate for the vice
presidency in 1888. If ever a man earned
exclusive title to an emblem Allen G.
Thurman, the Old Roman, earned the
bandanna for himself alone.
Is there no way of persuading Colonel
Roosevelt not to rob the dead?
Back to bf Ranks.
Ex-Governor Stokes of New Jersey, om
of the most vigorous of the Roosevelt
leaders in that state, has decided that
he cannot follow the Colonel into the
third party wilderness. He will accept
the result at Chicago and fall Into line
for Taft. There are others, for it Is even
reported that Ormsby McHarg has seen
a new light since he got back from Chi
cago and will yield to the charm of reg
ularity. If this is the case well may the
exponent ot Caesarlsm exclaim in classic
paraphrase, "Et tu, Ormsby?"
It this year's national conventions, as
political wiseacres predict, are to be
the last, the system of nominating presi
dential candidates, ln grand party cau
cuses will have signalised its exit by an
unprecedented display ot political pyro
technics. And the convention of the
"bull moose" party is still to eome.
Crnelest Threat of All.
Not being content at having so long
poked fun at the breakfast foods, per
nicious activity in imagination is now
accusing them of causing the high prices
of meat, therebyp slandering the poor but
honest packers who have been bearing
unjustly the brunt of the breakfast foods'
sins. , . , . ,
Why All the Whiskers f
They are all saying there were more
whiskers ln evidence in Baltimore than
In Chicago. That is explained by the
presence in the party of so many men
who have long been bound by, pledges
not to shave until William J. Bryan is
president of the United States. ,
Or you might rest your surging brain
by thinking about the improvement ot the
weather and remembering that we are
going to need considerable more of it
for that bumper corn crop which has
been planned for this year.
One good automobile tire coats about
as much as the old family horse used to
cost But the old family horse had more
rubber in his system. He used to run
about twenty years without blowing out.
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Pittsburgh Dispatch: A neat way ot
solving Mr. Bryan's objections would be
to amputate the lower part of Manhat
tan Island from the United States and
then tow It out to sea and sink it
New Tork Sun: "Thou shalt not steal"
Is the cry of the Roosevelt progressives.
When the colonel tries to carry Colum
bia on this platform the tear ducts of
the bull moose party will overflow.
Houston Post: Whan William J. Bryan
calls Charles Murphy a boss we feel that
it is necessary to suspend operations on
the writing machins and giggle. In a
comparative sense, Murphy is nothing
more than a bosslet
Brooklyn Eagle: Unlnsulted, August
Belmont would have been ashamed to
put up less than flOO.000 to help elect any
democrat named. Now everybody will
be ashamed to ask him for a cent He's
rioher by a small fortune because of
Bryan's move; and has a right to chuckle.
St Louis Globe-Democrat: Should the
campaign go on with the childish turbu
lence that has marked its opening months
there will be a great -waste of temper
and a wide variance from calm, collected
Judgment. Faulty conclusions are always
expensive, sometimes dangerous. They
must be paid for. Voters should resolve
to keep a level head and not be Influenced
by - the bombast of demagogues, the
whole tribe ot whom ere selfish and
Crafty to the core. .
"What we need is cheap Ice." " '
"Yes: we already have plenty of cheap
Skates." Kansas City Journal.
""You never heard Maud talking about
"No, she's always too busy talking
about herself." Boston Transcript
"What makes that young man over
there look so seedy?"
"t guess It is because he's been sowing
bis wild oats." Baltimore American.
"I dreamed last night that I had Just
made $1,000,000." '
"How did you dream you made It?"
"By owning the bar in a big hotel that
had been selected as political headquar
ters during a convention week." Chicago
HusbandYour extravagance is awful.
When I die you'll probably have to beg.
Wife-Well, I should be better oft than
some poor woman who never had any
practice! London Opinion.
She If you could have only one wish
what would It be?
He It would be that-thak-Oh if I only
dared to tell you what it would be.
She-Well, go on. Why do you suppose
I brought up the wishing subject? In
"You have some fine tomato vines In
your garden, Mr. Thorpe. You know, I
presume, that the scientific name of the
tomato is Lycoperslcon Lycoperscium?"
"No, I had forgotten that, Miss Doris;
but I know the scientific name of the
long, green, corrugated, voracious thing
with a horn on its head, that mostly
grows on these vines. It's the Phiege
thontius Qulnquemaculatus." Chicago
The day is long, the way Is steep,
Behind me stretch the weary miles;
About my path the shadows creep,
Hot overhead the red sun smiles;
But unafraid past woods and rills,
Tho' wearied, I press on and on
For lo, beyond the distant hills
I see the gates of Asoalon.
The night Is dark, I cannot see
The way. My feet are tired and Sore,
But ln the darkness comes to me
One ray of light I whisper o'er
These words with comfort fraught Be
And fearless, still press on and on,
For tho' the way be rough and long
Beyond the heights lies Asoalon.
The night Is gone the morning light
Shines softly down upon the hills,
The sun in golden splendor bright
Smiles on the woodlands and the rills.
My heart is tUEht, for Just ahead,
Bathed in the radiance of dawn
The goal to which my path has led
I see the gates of Ascalon.
The night is gone: my heart Is light
I sing in Joy the gladsome song,
Behind the hills, beyond the night.
Upon the heights lies Ascalon.
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