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Europe's Biggest Hospital. REPUBLICANS READY WILL ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NATIONAL AFFAIRS. one these three divisions will the other divisions follow it? Parhaps the only word that Is Ilia jae in all languages is the "Halloa! The largest European hospital la la TORIES Moscow, and has seven thousand beds, a working force of ninety-six physi cians, nine hundred nurses and carea annually for an average of fifteen thou The situation ot the National Demo in response to the telephone call. Wherever there, is a telephone line the word is in use, and means Just what it does in English. cratic party is most desperate. And it will not be improved by adopting the tariff issue. Sioux Falls Iieader. or tj sand persons. Unlike the Democratic Party the Re publicans are Practically United on All Great Questions and Have a Record to be Proud of- Senator Vest is not the only Demo crat who sees more of party danger than advantage in the election of a Democratic House next falL Mr. Vest argues that the Democratic majority In the House, with other branches of the government in Republican hands, ..I nnthinc mnret than block the suiu w o wheels, and merely obstructive tactics usually bring upon a party a serious weight of public odium. The judg ment of Senator Vest on this point, based on long experience in Congress, will not be disputed. The Philadelphia Ledger, whose political position is that of the Cleveland Democrats, re marks on the same subject: "Far-see- ine Democrats will be very well pleased if the Republicans should re main in control of the House by a re duced majority, as they will then be wholly responsible for whatever may hinwn In the two years that will elapse before the next Presidential election. Republicans are not afraid of that responsibility. Tney court it. They have shaped national policies for forty years, except during a brief period in Cleveland's second administration, when both branches of Congress were Democratic. The Wilson-Gorman tar iff law was passed at that time, but both Cleveland and Wilson regarded It as a misshapen thing, and the coun try knows that it was a disastrous failure. At all other periods since 1861, when one party held the reins, it was a Republican era, and to them must be credited the legislative achievements of more than a third of a century. From present appear ances the Republican majority will be increased in the next House and the obstructive tendencies of the Democratic party will be displayed by the minority, though without avail. The people do not see the wisdom of halting national legislation for two years by electing a Democratic House next November. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. The Issue Is Hunting Them I Where is there a better . campaign document for the summer and autumn of 1902, the marvelous year in the his tory of America's material progress, than the speech on prosperity which Senator Gallinger delivered about a week before Congress adjourned? Therein are the figures,' therein are the statistics of production, consump tion and wealth which prompt Dr. Gal linger to say: "Every man, woman and child in the United States is equal to ten persons outside of the United States, particu larly as consumers of our own and the world's products of agriculture, min ing and manufacture. The farm labor ers of Europe do nine times the work and eret double the result of the farm laborers of the United States. That is, it takes four and one-half Euro peans to equal one American. Extend the comparison to Asia and Africa and we find that the average United States producer is equal to ten the world over, outside of our country. The comparison is emphasized by our coai consumption and steam power, - and finally by our products of manufac ture. We are to-day practically inde pendent of the rest of the earth. In a few years we shall raise our own su gar and fibers, manufacture our own silk. and. in fact, we shall produce al most everything used by mankind. The conclusion, then, is warranted that in another generation, if the present sys tem of protection Is continued, the people of the United States will equal or surpass in production, consumption and wealth the peoples of the rest of the world combined." Here is Dr. Gallinger's diagnosis of the political situation: "Our friends on the other side are looking for an issue. They need not worry, the issue is looking for them. Prosperity is the issue, and all other questions are secondary. Whether they find an issue or not. this issue is sure to find them not later than the fourth day of Noveaa ber. New York Sun. Agricultural Values. The American Economist almost alone among the press of the country has persistently maintained that our agricultural values have been esti mated far too low. We are pleased, therefore, to see that our stand is be ing vindicated, and that the official statisticians seem inclined to give the farmer a more approximate approach to the true figures. The value of farm products as given by the census have been as follows: 1R50 $1,326,961,320 1S60 1.600,000,000 1R7o" 2,447,538,658 1SR0 2,212,540,927 !890 2,460,107,454 For 1850 and I860 the amount is estimated, while the figures for 1870 -o in mirrencv and should be re duced one-fifth. Now the recently issued bulletin for 1900 gives the value for 1899 as $4, 739,118,752, and if the census had been taken last year it would no doubt have conceded that the value of our agricultural products was fully $6,000,000,000. That is more like it, but still far from the truth. The cen sus takes little or no account of what the farmer himself consumes. He re turns his cash product only, while in many cases he consumes more than lie sells. The meat and vegetables that go on to his table, the winter's supply of potatoes and apples and cider and ham and bacon, the grass and hay and fodder that are fed to the live stock summer and winter, the eggs and . butter and milk, the peas and beans and tomatoes, the cherries and strawberries and black berries, the wood for the fire, the straw for beddine. the manure for fertilizing in short, things innumer able that contribute to the llvln; comfort and happiness of the farmer and his family should all be included in the total value of his products; 310,000,000,000 would not seem an ex travagant estimate; $9,000,000,000 would seem very conservative. We therefore insist on this latter sum as the minimum value that should be Kiven to our products of agriculture. It shows what protection does for the farmers. RACE HE old racegoer stood in a l otner auiomomie in sigui, mu w ura- Park Row cafe running the I peration the broker took 10 a xroiiey ticker tape through his fin- 1 car, in the vain hope of reaching the the results or me tracK in ume. xney were uu m, cm. late to bet, he rushed, perspiring ana Divided Democrats. Even if there were some virtue in a tariff issue how would the Demo crats reap the benefit. How do they stand upon it? What do they advo cate? They spent the entire session of Congress in fighting over the Philippine question, but they formula ted no policy. Every one knows how the Republicans stand, for they have enacted their tariff views in the Ding- ley bill. But who knows where the Democracy stands? Their only con crete promulgation is the Wilson-Gorman bill, a bill characterized by Presi dent Cleveland as a measure of per fidy and dishonor. Do they want to go before the country with that? Among their leaders are Messrs. Tel ler, Patterson, Dubois and Gorman, who are all outright Protectionists. Will they follow them? On the other hand are Henry Watterson, Mr. Bryan and most of the Southern Senators, who are outright free-traders. Will f fie Democracy follow them? And r-gain there are many trimmers like Senator Jones of Arkansas, D. B. Hill tit New York, and their following, who are trimmers. Will the Democracy follow them? And if it follows any . The Hunt for an Issue. The Democrats are afraid to tackle the tariff question outright again. The memory of the dark days from 18Mo to 1897. and of the mongrel measure which President Cleveland refused to sflgn and was afraid to veto, is still too fresh in the people s minds. ne state ment issued after the caucus of house Democrats in Washington last irluay night, although designed to confuse voters on leading questions, makes tol erably clear the policy they have de cided on. They intend to attack the tariff from behind the trust and Cuban reciprocity breastworks. They know the people remember the Wilson-Gor- man law. but they hope they nave lor- gotten that the Democrats were de nouncing the tariff as the "mother of trusts" before they enacted this meas ure. The scheme will not work. The country has not yet exculpated the Democracy for its disastrous anti-tariff work of the past. The discredited party is in a crystal maize and it will think it has round a way uui uisuj times yet before it finally gets out. - Kansas City Journal. Immigration Laws. Eighty thousand immigrants were into this country in the month of May. They were mostly from Southern Europe and oi a ciass the United States can get along witn t Shell Rock (Iowa) News. On the foregoing the Ackley uowaj World comments without a blush: "The Republican party rejected tne immigration law proposed by the Democrats. A few years ago Senator Lodge or Massachusetts introduced a far strict er immigration law, but the Demo crats raised such a howl against it that they Induced just enough Repub licans to oppose it to defeat tne ex cellent measure. Moreover, at tne last session of Congress the Repub licans strenuously endeavored to enact more stringent immigration laws, and especially to prohibit the immigration of anarchists, Dut sucn was the opposition by Democrats that they would not allow the bill to pass. Promises Redeemed. The deposits in American savings banks have increased from si.siw, 597,023 in 1895, to $2,845,691,300 in 1902. This is only one of the many forms of saving in vogue in the United States, and represents a com paratively small part of the surplus earnings of the people. The figures, however, speak eloquently of the re demption of the promise made in the first named year by the nepuDiican party to restore prosperity. San Francisco Chronicle. gers as races at Brighton were com ing in. "Nosed out again," ne sam sadly to himself as he shook his head dolefully. "Somehow, I can't seem to root 'em across. When I play em straight they get the place, and if 1 niov 'om fr the tilace they finish third." . , "Mom hard lnck stories? inquirea a sympathetic bystander, helping him self to the free lunch. Nope," said the woeful one. inoi to speak of, this time. 1 ma nave hard luck once, though." "And when was that?" inquired the symphauiizer.. Last Spring when tne wer ning at Gravesend," replied the tape inspector, reminiscently. "I couldn't go to the track that day, but I sent down $3 by a friend of mine on a four- horse play. I'd figured it out in iu dope the night before, and I couldn't see how Andronicus, Janice, Margra vioto nnri nptTl could be beat. So I told my friend to send my winnings right along. "I dropped in here about tne time the first race was called, and, sure enough, Andronicus came In a winner at 2 to 1. That put me $6 to the good. The second race I skipped, but Janice came home on the bit in the third, as I figured she would, and the tape said 3 to 1 That meant that I got $27 for my $9. By that time I was getting quite chesty, and I rubbered at the tape with confidence when the third race began to come In. Sure enough, Margraviate copped the dough at 2 to 1, and I saw myself $90 to the good. "Well," went on the speaker, with a sigh, "I went out fuming, through the clubhouse gate, and from the clubhouse veranda strained his eyes to pick out the win ner as the field flashed down the homestretch. When the numbers went up he mopped his moist brow. fell into a chair, ordered a highball, and smiled for the first time In an hour. Lady Holyrood was not in the first three. Lady Radnor won the race at 16 to 1. . "The automobile Is a great Institu tion," murmured the broker to him self. . ' A funny little humpbacsed negro sidled up to the railbird ' as he was watching the selling platers warm up before the fifth race at Brighton the other day. "Dere's dat hawse Mercer," he said, ""confidentially, as a big bay galloped by, tugging at the bit, "he's gwlne ter win, suah." Think so?" said the railbird, smil ing. "Then why don t you bet on him?" 'I ain't got only 90 cents," said the deformed mite, "an' dey won't take it on de dead line. Won't take nuffin' less'n a dollah." The railbird dug in to his pocket and produced a dime. "Here you are, he said, smilingly. and took a walk around the block before the fifth race. When I came back I hardly dared to look at the tape. When I did I almost faint ed, for Dactyl had won at 40 to 1. As soon as I could get my breath I fig ured it up that I was $3,640 richer than I had been that morning. Then I went out and bought bubble water in every cafe in Park Row. I knew the bar- keep in Andy's, and I had to tell him about my wind fall, of course. He looked pitifully at me. Why.' said he, "didn't youse hear about that Dactyl race?' "'Hear what?' said I. 'I heard was near $4,000 to the good. " Four thousand nothin', said he. They disqualified the filly. And dod rot me if they hadn't. My thousands faded away, and I haven't bought champagne since." "Well," said the sympathizing friend, "have some now." And they did. the crowd pushed its way out of tha Of course, the hard luck stories are more numerous than tales of good fortune at the races, but occasionally the god of chance favors the specula tor in some extraordinary fashion. There is a New York broker whs) is congratulating himself these days on what seemed at first a crushing bit of ill-luck. One day recently a friend of his who knew what was "doing" at Brighton assured him that in the sec ond race the next day there was a horse that simply could not lose un less it dropped dead a mare called Lady Holyrood. The broker made up his mind not to miss this good thing. He was kept rather later than he ex pected at the office, and to make sure World's Largest Painting. The largest painting in the world. exclusive of panoramas and cyclo ramas. Is in the grand salon of the Doge's palace at Venice. The paint ing is eighty-four feet wide by thirty four feet high. 8agasta Once a Newspaper Man. Eenor Sagasta Prime Minister of Spain. I was --orlgteaily a society re porter on a Madrid paper. He is now nearly eighty years . old, ma iaca scarred by as many wrinkles as waa Von Moltke's during the latter'a elos ing years. v - Northwest Wheat Production. The agricultural book of the North west territories shows that in iour years the production of wheat has In creased from 5,542.478 bushels to 12, 808.447 bushels, and of oats from 3, 040.307 bushels to 9.716.132 bushels. Dundonald Would Make Changes. Lord Dundonald, the English cav alry general who relieved Ladysmltb and is now about to become head of tha Canadian militia. Is not in favor of the present system of garrisoning colonies with regiments from the United Kingdom. He would have each colony raise Its own troops and look after Its own fortifications. He also thinks colonial officers should be ap pointed to such positions as he is about to assume. "Now you've got your dollar. What are you going to do with it if- you win?" The boy rolled up his eyes until nothing but the whites ap peared. "Dat hawse Or loff he's gwlne t' win de las' race, too," he answered, confidently. "Ef dis hawse Mercer done win I'segwine t' bet It all on Or loff. I knows de boy wa't rub him down, and' he say he gwin t' win, shuah." And the negro scampered awav to bet his dollar on Mercer at 6 to 1. Mercer won his race, and so did Orloff, the latter at 40 to 1. The rail bird was telling a friend about it as gates to the trains. "There's that boy now," he cried, and pointed to the little humpback, who was coming from the ring with his battered hat full of tbills and a countenance that was simply seraphic. "I tole you dat hawse Orloff done gwine ter win," he shouted, as he caught sight of his" benefactor. "Wouldn't it jar you?" was the rail bird's comment. "There's $280 from that dime I gave him, and I lost two hundred on the day." New York J Times. A Cosmopolitan City. Up to the time of the Prussian Austrian war the old fortress of May ence of the German Confederation was beyond doubt the most cosmopoli tan city In the world. At that time the official language was German, the law French, the government Hesse- Darmstadt, the church Roman Catho lic, the administration Austrian, tha military commander Prussian, the gar rison mostly Italian, the postofflce Thurn and Taxis, the gas works Baden and the telegraph Bavarian. Novices Sacrifice Tresses. A Parisian hairdresser received an offer a few weeks ago of 801b. of hair from a convent near Tours. This represented the tresses of nearly 300 novices, who, upon entering the con vent, were obliged to have their locks cut off. Their Canadian People. The two American ' states which have the largest proportionate number of Canadian-born inhabitants are Mas sachusetts and Michigan. The total population of these two states Is the seme as that of Canada. Tha Revival of Gaelic The Rev. Peter C. Yorke of Saa Francisco, an eminent Gaelic scholar. - says that the Gaelic revival" will ba the greatest aid to the English lan guage since the passing of the Franca influences. Crystallized Nitrogen a Curiosity. ' Crystallized nitrogen is one of tha " greatest chemical curiosities. By cooling nitrogen gas down to 367 de grees below the freezing point and then allowing It to expand, solid snow like crystals are formed. Good for Insect Bites. Common yellow soap, moistened lightly and spread over a fresh mos quito bite, will, it is said, quickly re lieve the stinging pain. The same ap plication is good for bites of other insects. .i . Sight of the Ostrich. An ostrich can see all around him without moving his head. A person standing behind an ostrlcn can sea the pupils of the fowl's eyes, and, of course, he is seen by the fowl. Soldier Twice Honored. Major Sir Claude Maxwell Macdon aid is a K. C. B. twice over, having had conferred upon him both the mili tary and civil distinctions of the Drde of the Bath. Lost Track of Lives Saved. Mrs. Thomas Simpson of Hoboken. N. J., daughter of Major Morton, an English army officer, has saved so many people from drowning, it Is said, that she has "got tired of keeping count." Gives Shamrock to Wilhemlna. Finding a nine-leaved "shamrock, a farm laborer at Groninge, Holland, sent it to Queen Wilhelmlna, who ac-. cepted the gift and rewarded tha lonor with 2 1 shilling 8 pence. Indian Hailstones. Hailstones nearly three pounds in weight fell during a recent storm at Jessore, in Bengal. Metal veranda roofs were perforated, cattle maimed, trees beaten down and a man killed outright by the downfall. Kitchener Loses Bullet. Lord Kitchener when in the Soudan, received a bullet wound in the cheek from an Arab rifle. The bullet, after remaining in the flesh for some time, fell into his plate at a London restaurant. Defiance Starch 16 ounces 10 cents. A Strong Position. The only objection Republicans would have to the bringing forward of the tariff as the grand issue of the next campaign would be that It would make the fight too easy for them. The object lesson of the past six years, as compared with those of the preceding four, would render very little or the customary debate necessary. The tar iff Is an Issue whereon the Republican narty Is too well fortified to make the discussion Interesting. St. Paul Pio neer Press. Jekyll-Hyde. When out of office Democrats do much talking about the offensiveness of trusts, but when In power the par ty does nothing to curb trnstSi Talk ing and actinic are two diaerent things. Terre Haute Tribune. of getting to the track in time for the second race he hired an automobile to take him there. The driver of the motor car ran as rapidly as he dared over the bridge, and had scarcely reached the Brook lyn side when the machine broke down. The broker fumed and swore and the driver perspired and puttered about the machinery, but without avail. The broker saw thousands get tins away from him every minute. He had $500 in his pocket to Xtet on Lady Holyrood for himself, and $400 for a friend to be wagered on tha urns thoroughbred, and here it waa well toward 2:30 already. There waa no Champion Steak Eater. At a beefsteak dinner given recent ly at Palm Garden, Greene and Ham burg avenues, among a few friends, Michael Schmidt, a cigar manufac turer, and Herman Hoeh wart, one of the proprietors of the garden, entered into a contest as to who had the best appetite, the contest being for a hand some umbrella, says the Brooklyn Times. The others at dinner watched the contest with much enjoyment. The referee selected was Frank Ross, a partner of Hochwart, who claims to be the champion steak eater of the country. The contestants started off eating three dozen Little Neck clams, six plates of chowder, three small loaves of rye bread, and then the steaks were tackled. When Hoch wart had finished Beven and a half pounds of steak he withdrew from the contest, for Schmidt had just finished eight pounds. The umbrella was then awarded to Schmidt amid much applause. Each of the contest ants also drank several bottles of ale. SEND 25 CENTS For an Auditorium Stock Contest Ticket and two chances to win a prize. Over 1,000 prizes will be distributed within next ninety days. Seven Hundred and eight cash prizes, headed by the cash capital prize of S, dgu OoOdl contributed by the Defiance Starch Company of Omaha. Three hun dred other prizes, including a $3,500.00 house and lot. contributed by the enterprising business men cf Omaha. Special cash prizes will be awarded September 16 and October L Twenty-five cents buys one ticket and two chances Five dollars buys twenty tickets and forty chances. Get your friends to join you. For further information and tickets, address THE AUDITORIUM CO., OMAHA. - - NEBRASKA. Minister Wu Is Sarcastic In a recent lecture on his country men Wu Ting-fang made some pung ent comment on Bret Harte's famous line, "The heathen Chinee is peculiar." Mr. Wu said: "From your point of view this is true, but from ours you are peculiar. In China we accept man's word in business transactions, nere you exact a writing from him. Since foreigners have been doing so much business in China native mer chants have learned to demand some kind of writing from them. We re spect age, while you seem to give most respect to money, muscle and brawn. The Chinese do not think so. Pecul iar. Isn't it?" Doctor with a Long Head. - At Evian-les-Baines, France, there is a doctor who does not waste time. When he makes the round of his pa tients he carries In his carriage basket of homing pigeons. Before he leaves the house he writes out a pre scription and" fixes it under the wing of a bird, which flies straight to the dispensary. . An assistant makes np the medicine, a cyclist delivers it and the patient receives it, all within few minute of the doctor departura. $5,000 in Gold Free Contributed Toy the DEFIANCE STARCH CO., of Omaha Nebraska, to The Omaha Auditorium Co. to be given with 1,000 other PRIZES for the best estimate made on the vote to be cast for ALL candidates Xor Governor of New York at trie lection to be held Nov. 4th, 1902. EIGHT SEMI-MONTHL.Y CASH PRIZES from S50.00 to SSfW.00.' Free guess as to the amount, also ONE SHARDS Of COMMON STOCK of the Omaha Auditorium Company. TICKETS. 25c EACH. On Smle from July lt to October XStlu.. A Chance to Win $5,000 for 25o by purchasing an Auditorium Stock Ticket. Write for prize list, or remit direct to P". K. Nettleton. Supt. The Omaha Auditorium Company. 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